Astronomical Fatigo
Berkshire Jazz Underground
DeSesa Jazz Quartet
Disciples of Cool
Eastern Standard Time
Frain/Dunlap Jazz Trip
Interplay Jazz Band
InterTrip
John Waynelovich
Kozinski/Dunlap/Pelletier
Matthias Ockert Group
Moment's Notice
Secondary Messengers
last update: 15 Apr 2014
 
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NEWS  the latest simmer updates
Mark Dunlap and the Holyoke Cultural Council successfully organized the First and Second Annual Holyoke Latin Jazz Festival on October 13, 2012 from 4:00 PM to midnight October 12, 2013 from 4:00 PM to 11:00 PM and are now planning the Third Annual Holyoke Latin Jazz Festival for Saturday, October 4, 2014. The Holyoke Latin Jazz Festival will present inexpensive live latin jazz music to expand PassportHolyoke's (PH) Discover Holyoke Day at the Winter Palace Theater(WPT) on Cabot Street in Holyoke, MA that will showcase local musicians along with world-class performers from NYC. The theater owner, Paper City Brewery, the Holyoke Cultural Council and Wiremonkey Dance cleared an enormous amount of clutter from the historic WPT for future live performances and are now working with the Holyoke Fire Department and Holyoke Building Inspector to get the facility up to the current code requirements.
John Michaels and his nonprofit organization LoudJazz are now planning the line up for the 4th Annual Northampton Jazz Festival in September 2014.
InterTrip recorded a demo that was released in 2013 that can be heard on www.simmermusic.com under artist InterTrip.
Mark Dunlap, chair of the Holyoke Cultural Council, was the recipient of the state Cultural Council's 2011 leadership award.
Since April 2011, Simmer Music has booked the Friday and Saturday night jazz series at the Blue Rock Cafe Shelburn Falls, MA 01370. Simmer Music continues to book the Wednesday night jazz series at the Black Moon Music Lounge in Belchertown, MA since August of 2010. Since 2009, Simmer Music has booked the Sunday jazz brunch series at Champney's Restaurant & Tavern, at the Deerfield Inn in Deerfield, MA in addition to the Sunday jazz brunch series at the Cushman Market, in Amherst, MA.
In December 2009, John Michaels Composition "Big Vic" was played by Aaron Neville's band (Featuring Charles Neville) on his "Christmas Tour" throughout the northeast United States.
 
RELEASES  our newest work | show all releases

InterTrip
Demo
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Interplay Jazz Band
John Michael's Spoke
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Disciples of Cool
Disciples of Cool
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Frain/Dunlap Jazz Trip
Pull The Shades
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Eastern Standard Time
Two Shades of Blue
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John Waynelovich
A Year From Now
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DeSesa Jazz Quartet
Demo CD
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Matthias Ockert Group
Survey
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EVENTS  what's coming up
Eastern Standard Time:  show all events
05/02/2014 Blue Rock Restaurant 10 Bridge Street, Shelburne, MA 01370 (web) (map)
6:30 PM to 9:30 PM. No cover charge.
Ed Byrne-trombone, Jonny Johansson-9 string guitar, Mark Dunlap-bass
05/03/2014 Positronic Design 903 Dwight Street, Holyoke, MA 01040 (web) (map)
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM. No cover charge.
Western Mass premier networking keg party!
Ed Byrne-trombone, Michael Caruk-trumpet, Jonny Johansson-9 string guitar, Mark Dunlap-bass
05/16/2014 Luthiers Co-Op 108 Cottage Street, Easthampton, MA 01027 (web) (map)
9:15 PM to 11:00 PM. Donations appreciated.
Ed Byrne-trombone, Michael Caruk-trumpet, Jonny Johansson-9 string guitar, Mark Dunlap-bass, Russ Nieman-percussion
06/13/2014 Iron Horse Music Hall 20 Center Street, Northampton, MA 01060 (web) (map)
7:00 PM to 9:30 PM. Tickets are $12.50 in advance or $15.00 at the door. Northampton Jazz on the Quarter triple header!

7:00 PM to 7:40 PM: Juke Joint Jazz
7:50 PM to 8:30 PM: InterTrip
8:45 PM to 9:30 PM: Ed Byrne and Eastern Standard Time

For this performance, Eastern Standard Time will include Ed Byrne-trombone, Michael Caruk-trumpet, Jonny Johansson-9 string guitar, Mark Dunlap-bass, Russ Nieman-percussion
Interplay Jazz Band:  show all events
05/08/2014 The Springfield Republican 1860 Main St, Springfield, MA 01103 (web) (map)
Special event to celebrate a new press at The Springfield Republican.
Mike Caudill-sax, John Michaels-guitar, Mark Dunlap-bass, Scott Paquette-drums
InterTrip:  show all events
06/13/2014 Iron Horse Music Hall 20 Center Street, Northampton, MA 01060 (web) (map)
7:00 PM to 9:30 PM. Tickets are $13.00 in advance or $15.00 at the door. Northampton Jazz on the Quarter triple header!

7:00 PM to 7:40 PM: Juke Joint Jazz
7:50 PM to 8:30 PM: InterTrip
8:45 PM to 9:30 PM: Ed Byrne and Eastern Standard Time

For this performance, InterTrip will include Adam Call-sax, David Frain-guitar, John Michaels-guitar, Mark Dunlap-bass, Denny Pelletier-drums

06/20/2014 Paper City Brewery 108 Cabot Street, Holyoke, MA 01040 (web) (map)
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. $7.00 tickets includes music, beer at the event and you walk away with a 4 pack of Paper City Brew. Such a deal!
Adam Call-sax, David Frain-guitar, John Michaels-guitar, Mark Dunlap-bass, Scott Paquette-drums