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That great American holiday, Cinco de Mayo, is coming up this Sunday, and what better way to celebrate it than by cutting loose and relaxing with your favorite musical miscreants, the Jazz Perpetrators, at Pirates Cove in Galesville on that very day from 3 until 7pm.


Cinco de Mayo (or 5/5, the Fifth of May, for all us no hablo gringos) is the perfect opportunity to get your beans jumping to the snappy sounds of the Perps as they spice up the afternoon with their special blend of smooth jazz, Latin and R&B favorites, all guaranteed to keep the party going. Sit back and relax with some great food and drink or get up and dance as the Perps do their thing without messing up your thing with unnecessary volume.


Pirates Cove is located just minutes south of the border (the border of Annapolis, that is) at 4817 Riverside Drive in Galesville, so come out and enjoy the afternoon with the Perps in the relaxing waterside setting of the Cove’s bar. “Si” you there, amigo!


(Disclaimer: Cinco de Mayo should not be confused with Sinko da Bismark, a maritime holiday celebrated every year by the British Royal Navy.)


April is the coolest month, musically (not meteorologically) speaking. And just to prove it, the Jazz Perpetrators will make their next monthly visit to the Pirates Cove on Sunday, April 14, to put some swing in your spring from 3 until 7pm.


Spring brings the whole world back to life, and the Perps and their debonair vocalist/dancer/raconteur Sterling Dorn

Photo by Betsy Kehne

will definitely get your toes tapping and your sap rising as they deliver musical entertainment with their special “high spirits, low volume” approach. 


Pirates Cove is located at 4817 Riverside Drive in Galesville, just a short drive south of Annapolis, so come out and enjoy the afternoon as the Perps provide the sounds of smooth jazz, latin and R&B favorites in the relaxing waterside setting of the Cove’s bar.

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Perps On The March

Posted: March 3, 2019 in Latest News

The Jazz Perpetrators are on the March (as in the month). Your favorite musical miscreants will be putting their respective jazz junk in their trunks and hauling it all over the place this month, starting with their annual appearance at the Goshen Farm Preservation Society’s annual fund raiser on Sunday, March 10. The alliterative event (officially entitled “Java and Jazz/Tea and Tunes”) will be held at the Cape St. Claire Clubhouse, 1223 River Bay Road in Cape St. Claire from 3 to 5 pm. The Perps will provide their patented “high spirits, low volume” musical entertainment while attendees enjoy a wide selection of tasty goodies and hot & cold beverages — it’s all good music, food, and company for a good cause. Admission is free but donations are welcome. All proceeds and donations go to support the historic Goshen Farm preservation project. For more info on Goshen Farm, click here.

Second stop for the Perps will be on Sunday, March 24 when they debut at the Blackwall Hitch in Eastport to provide just the right musical ambiance for the Hitch’s Sunday brunch. The band plays from 10 to 2pm.

The 31st of the month (another Sunday) finds the Perps back again by popular demand at Pirates Cove, located on the waterside at 4817 Riverside Drive in Galesville. Both the Perps and the Cove’s patrons had too much fun at the band’s debut there last month and this next gig promises to be just as much fun, if not more.

And there you have it: three chances this month to catch the Perps doin’ what they do best. Come on out and help us perpetrate!


Join the Perps on Sunday, February 10th, from 3 to 7 pm as we make our 2019 debut at Pirates Cove Restaurant and Dock Bar, 4817 Riverside Drive in historic Galesville, MD, on the West River.  Great food & drink + great location + great jazz all add up to one great time. High spirits & low volume – the best combination for a relaxing Sunday afternoon. – See you there!

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For the third year in a row the Jazz Perpetrators are pleased to provide the musical entertainment for the final day of this year’s Homestead Gardens Fall Festival, held at the store’s spacious home location at 743 West Central Avenue in Davidsonville, just east of Rt 50.

In addition to the Perps outdoor performance (11am-3pm), daylong festival fun and activities will include hay rides, a moon bounce, carnival games and pony rides (and a beer garden for the grownups). Visitors can also enjoy seeing our barnyard friends up close, including pigs, goats, alpacas, goats and chickens.

Live music and livestock – you can’t beat that combination! So come on down and have some pre-Halloween fun; you and your entire family will be glad you did.

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For the third year in a row the Jazz Perpetrators will be providing the musical entertainment for the Goshen Farm Preservation Society’s annual Wine Tasting and Silent Auction. The outdoor event will be held on Saturday, August 18, from 4 to 7 p.m. at 1504 Stacy Lane – Annapolis, MD 21409. Free parking for the event will be available behind Bay Area Insurance (818 E. College Parkway, Annapolis, MD 21409).

In addition to enjoying the Perps’ famous “low volume/high spirits” performance, attendees will be able to taste test numerous varieties of the grape accompanied by an assortment of hors d’oeuvres. All of this is in addition to the main event, a silent auction of a wide array of gifts and services donated by local vendors. A $20 donation (tax deductible!) will get you in the door, with all proceeds going to support the Historic Goshen Farm and Educational Center.

So get your grape on next Saturday and come out and see the Perps performing  in broad daylight!  More details are available on the Goshen Farm Facebook page: ( and at




Everybody’s favorite musical miscreants, the Jazz Perpetrators, are getting ready to celebrate the arrival of summer the best way they know how: by bringing a full night’s worth of their famous “high spirits, low volume” jazz-o-rama to Bookmakers Cocktail Club this Saturday night, June 30.

From 9pm to 1am, the Perps will enliven the bar, dining area and dance floor with their swing and F&B-tinged tunes guaranteed to get your fingers poppin’ and your toes a-tappin’. Joining the Perps once again will be Mike Overholser, as he adds his smooth vocals and trombone stylings to the band’s snazzy repertoire.

Bookmakers, located 31 East Cross St. in the heart of Federal Hill, is the place to be this Saturday night. It’s finally summer,  so come on out and kick back with some good music, good atmosphere, and good drink & food.

See you there!

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