The Purple Pit Jazz Club

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Enjoy some Live Jazz with your coffee, beer, or wine! Here at
The Purple Pit 

Please see our schedule of events below!

Winter Schedule 

2020

February 22nd

Nihco Gallo Trio

Doors open 6 PM * Showtime: 7-9 PM * Cover Chg. $10 Per Person * Beer, wine & menu available

February 29th

The Clandestine Jazz Collective 

The Clandestine Jazz Collective is a group of jazz musicians based out of New Hampshire. The group specializes in Straight Ahead jazz and is lead by Saxophonist Andrew Emanuel. This performance will feature Tim Gilmore on drums and Jack Sullivan on bass.

Doors open 6 PM * Showtime: 7-9 PM * Cover Chg. $10 Per Person * Beer, wine & menu available

March 7th

The Tom Robinson Trio

with 

Randy Roos on guitar.

 Tim Gilmore on Drums.

Tom Robinson on Sax

Doors open 6 PM * Showtime: 7-9 PM * Cover Chg. $15 Per Person * Beer, wine & menu available

March 21st

*** POSTPONED***

The C.J. Poole Trio

Doors open 6 PM * Showtime: 7-9 PM * Cover Chg. $15 Per Person * Beer, wine & menu available

Please Check back for updates on this and future shows this spring

April 4th

Ms. Yamica Peterson

Doors open 6 PM * Showtime: 7-9 PM * Cover Chg. $10 Per Person * Beer, wine & menu available

April 11th

Viva &

The Paul Bourgelais Trio

Celebrate Ella Fitzgerald

Doors open 6 PM * Showtime: 7-9 PM * Cover Chg. $15 Per Person * Beer, wine & menu available

April 18th

"Bread and Circus"

Featuring:

Michael Zsoldos-Tenor Sax

Mark Shilansky-piano

Dan Greenspan-bass

Rich Greenblatt-drums

Doors open 6 PM * Showtime: 7-9 PM * Cover Chg. $15 Per Person * Beer, wine & menu available

April 25th

Sharon "Sugar" Jones Trio

New Hampshire based singer, Sharon "Sugar" Jones, combines jazz influences with love of blues, gospel/soul music, and Broadway show-tunes,
to create a engaging listening experience.

Doors open 6 PM * Showtime: 7-9 PM * Cover Chg. $15 Per Person * Beer, wine & menu available

May 2nd

The

Jon Lorentz Quartet

Doors open 6 PM * Showtime: 7-9 PM * Cover Chg. $15 Per Person * Beer, wine & menu available

May 16th

David Rogers

Guitarist and Composer

Doors open 6 PM * Showtime: 7-9 PM * Cover Chg. $10 Per Person * Beer, wine & menu available

May 23rd

Cat Faulkner with Guitarist, Paul Bourgelais

Cat Faulkner – music is everything

Cat’s stunning vocal abilities, which craft inspiring renditions of these beautiful melodies and sophisticated lyrics, let the listener bask in that storied time of our musical heritage. She is not merely a musical historian waxing nostalgic, she inhabits the songs.

Doors open 6 PM * Showtime: 7-9 PM * Cover Chg. $10 Per Person * Beer, wine & menu available

May 30th

Nihco Gallo Trio

 

In this exciting new trio, vibraphonist Nihco Gallo is joined by tap dancer Ayan Imai-Hall and bassist Scott Kiefner for an eclectic tour of American music from the first half of the 20th century, from the lively swing standards of Benny Goodman and Lionel Hampton to the lush tangos of Astor Piazzolla.

About the Group:

Nihco Gallo is an award-winning vibraphonist whose performances span the worlds of jazz, Brazilian music, minimalism, and the avant-garde. In addition to leading his own ensembles and solo projects, Gallo has maintained frequent associations with Chris Klaxton, David Newsam, Barry Saunders, and Sig Shalome, and performs regularly as a member Flying Home: the Music of Benny Goodman, and as a frequent guest with Portland’s Choro Louco.

New Hampshire native Ayan Imai-Hall started tap dancing when he was eight years old and since then, has performed across the nation with companies including Atlantic Steps, Tap Kids, Tapestry, and Subject:Matter. In 2012, Ayan was awarded a Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Grant by the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts with blues musician and educator, TJ Wheeler.

Scott Kiefner is a versatile and in-demand bassist who has performed and/or recorded with Vinx, Delfeayo Marsalis, Bill McHenry, Matt Wilson, and many more. In addition to a busy freelance schedule, he performs regularly as a member of Sojoy, OURBIGBAND, and the Soggy Po Boys throughout New England and beyond.  

Doors open 6 PM * Showtime: 7-9 PM * Cover Chg. $10 Per Person * Beer, wine & menu available

June 27th

The Russ Ryan Quartet

Doors open 6 PM * Showtime: 7-9 PM * Cover Chg. $10 Per Person * Beer, wine & menu available

More to Come....