Friday, December 26, 2014

The End of An Era - The Sherborn Inn Shuts It's Doors To Trad Jazz

Sherborn Inn
On December 23, 2014 the last of Jazz at the Sherborn Inn in Sherborn, Massachusetts was celebrated with a free Jazz jamboree. The Sherborn Inn had been the home of many jazz bands in the area over a period of nineteen years.

 Craig Ball on clarinet!

The last performance at the Inn was made up of a mixture of musicians who had been playing at the Sherborn Inn with various bands over the years. Some of the performers included were Craig Ball, Frank Batchelor, John Clark, Dan Gabel, Gerry Gagnon, John Kafalas, Bob MacInnis, Dave MacMillan, Richard Malcolm, Mollie Malone, Stan McDonaldRoss Petot, Jeff Stout, and Steve Taddeo.

John Clark on clarinet!

Funnyman and jazz super fan Myron Idelson and jazz reporter Marcelle Enright  were awarded mementos for their loyalty to the Massachusetts jazz scene.

All in all, it was a rather melancholy affair. The place was packed, but because of this, the announcements and speeches of the various band leaders was drowned out by a drone of people not interested in hearing their words.

I myself, was prevented from taking any pictures near the end of the concert because two rude dancers, even though I was there in front of the band first with my camera raised, pushed past me two do their bizarre meanderings right in front of me as I was about to take a picture. 

Even though some great New England talent played, the large crowd and some rude people put a dampener on the evening.

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