The Perps Are Back!

Posted: May 6, 2021 in Uncategorized

The Perps are back! After being pushed back behind the proverbial pickle barrel for most of last year, The Jazz Perpetrators are back to toot their own horn in celebration of the return of public music performance.

The Perpetrators will start off their 2021 schedule with a bi-monthly return to one of their favorite venues, the Blackwall Hitch, located in Eastport, near the Annapolis city dock and just over the Spa Creek bridge at 400 Sixth Street. The band will be providing all-instrumental music for the Hitch’s famous Sunday brunches (10am – 2pm) on the following dates:

  • May 23
  • July 25
  • September 26
  • November 28
Photo by Betsy Kehne

Come on down and enjoy an excellent repast combined with musical smoothness. It’s time to get out again – see you there!

IN with 2021 and OUT with 2020!

Posted: January 13, 2021 in Uncategorized

Good Riddance 2020!

The Jazz Perpetrators wish all of our fans and supporters a healthy and happy new year! 

With 2020 now past us, The Perps are looking forward to booking appearances in their favorite locations including Pirates Cove in Galesville MD, the Blackwall Hitch locations in Annapolis and Alexandria, Homestead Gardens in Davidsonville MD and other venues for private parties and nonprofit organizations. Appearances will be determined by pandemic regulations as they evolve throughout the year, but to be certain, The Perps will communicate to everyone when and where all appearances will occur!

Photo by Betsy Kehne

Keep an eye here on the web page and on your email for times, places and dates! And please contact The Perps directly if you know of a need for “high spirited low volume” entertainment!

Stay safe and stay cool! — The Jazz Perpetrators

As they have for the last several years, The Jazz Perpetrators are again supporting their friends at the Goshen Farm Preservation Society during their annual Wine Tasting and Silent Auction event — with a twist!

Originally scheduled for the 15th of August as an in-person bash, the Society has decided to transform the fundraiser into an on-line PHANTOM event due to the concerns and regulations resulting from the pandemic. It all happens via Google Meets this Saturday, 22 August 2020 from 5 to 6PM. You provide the libations, the Society the chance, and The Perps the entertainment!

To purchase a raffle ticket, check out the Society’s website for detailed raffle and donation information at: the event can be found under the “Upcoming Events” pull-down. But be fast! All ticket purchases close on August 20th.
To view the event, use the URL “” for access, but only the first 100 people will be allowed in the event!

Stay home, be safe and they won’t see you on the 22nd!

Your favorite musical miscreants, The Jazz Perpetrators, will be doing their thing in a socially responsible way on the streets of Annapolis this coming Sunday, June 28. The exact location is 63 Maryland Avenue, the address of Galway Bay, Annapolis’ premier Irish pub.


The Perps will be performing from 4:30 until 8pm in front of the pub, providing their patented “high spirits low volume” approach that allows patrons to enjoy the music while dining and conversing without needing to revert to sign language or ear plugs. 


This will be the first Perps performance since the lockdown was instituted over three months ago, and they’re looking forward to seeing everyone once again in a safe and enjoyable  setting.  So grab your mask and step out for some excellent repast and refreshing music. See you there!


Keeping in mind the time-honored observation that “idle hands are the devil’s workshop,” the Jazz Perpetrators have been keeping their respective mitts busy working on some new tunes while sequestered separately at their respective abodes.

After weeks of working on their own, our musical miscreants recently assembled way out in the country at Stu’s agrarian hacienda musicale (socially distanced, of course) to put the pieces together and make a hell of a racket.

General consensus: sounds good. Stay tuned for more.

Photos by Betsy Kehne & John Ebersole


Posted: March 16, 2020 in Uncategorized

Due to the recent closures of restaurants and pubs throughout Maryland, The Jazz Perpetrators are sorry to announce that appearances at our normal venues have been suspended until further notice. We will continue to update our website and emails regarding our status as additional information becomes available.

We truly appreciate our fans’ support and wish each of you a safe, healthy and swift journey through this crisis.

        The Jazz Perpetrators       JP-Logo

Back to Brunch

Posted: March 10, 2020 in Uncategorized

Music may be, as the bard once said, the food of love, and when you put music and food together, what’s not to love? The music and food on the schedule this weekend are The Jazz Perpetrators and the Annapolis Blackwall Hitch’s Sunday brunch – it’s a combination that can’t be beat. 


The band’s patented “high spirits, low volume” approach is the perfect complement to the Hitch’s renown bountiful brunch. Music starts at 10am and runs until 2pm. As with all previous performances at the Hitch, this will be an all-instrumental appearance. 



Photo by Betsy Kehne

Blackwall Hitch is located in Eastport, near the Annapolis city dock and just over the Spa Creek bridge at 400 Sixth Street. For more information on the Blackwall Hitch, please see their website:


In what is rapidly becoming a spring tradition, The Jazz Perpetrators will provide the musical half of the Goshen Farm Preservation Society’s annual Java & Jazz fundraiser this coming Sunday, March 8, from 3 until 5pm. The GFPS will serve up a selection of coffee and tea, as well specialty coffee drinks and wine plus an assortment of sweet and savory treats for patrons to enjoy as the Perps provide their patented “high spirits low volume” musical entertainment throughout the afternoon.

The event will be held at the Cape St. Claire Community Hall (1223 River Bay Road, Annapolis, MD 21409). For directions, click here . Admission is free, the coffee, tea and snacks are complimentary, and the specialty coffee is $5 and wine $4 by the glass. Donations are appreciated, and all proceeds benefit the restoration of the Farm.

So come on out and treat your tummy, your ears & toes while doing a little good in the world. See you Sunday!


Photo by John Ebersole

Perps Keep the Love Flowin’

Posted: February 10, 2020 in Uncategorized

Valentine’s Day falls on a Friday this year, but the Jazz Perpetrators will help keep the love flowin’ when they perform at Pirates Cove that Sunday, February 16. Enjoy a trifecta of wine, women & song in the Cove’s bar as the Perps deliver their special “high spirits/low volume” blend of smooth jazz, Latin, and R&B favorites.


The Perps, featuring lead v2019-02-10-PC034ocalist/Life Of The Party, the one and only Sterling Dorn, will perform from 3 to 7pm and are guaranteed to provide a perfect afternoon of fun and relaxation.


Pirates Cove is located just minutes south of Annapolis at 4817 Riverside Drive in Galesville, so come out and enjoy a relaxing afternoon with the Perps in the friendly atmosphere of the Cove’s bar.

Perps Return to Blackwall Hitch

Posted: February 5, 2020 in Latest News

Maryland’s smoothest combo, the Jazz Perpetrators, will return to the Blackwall Hitch in Annapolis this coming Sunday, February 9, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.


The Perps and the Blackwall Hitch are a match made in heaven, the band’s patented “high spirits, low volume” approach perfectly complementing the sophisticated ambiance and excellent cuisine of the Hitch’s very popular Sunday brunch. As with all previous performances at the Hitch, this will be an all-instrumental appearance. 


Blackwall Hitch is located in Eastport, near the Annapolis city dock and just over the Spa Creek bridge at 400 Sixth Street. For more information on the Blackwall Hitch, please see their website: