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For Paypal purchasers, no tickets will be mailed. Bring a copy of your receipt as your name will be at the door. Doors open 1 1/2 hours prior to show time for dinner.

Please note that ALL SALES ARE FINAL except for show cancellations.

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Karaoke Fridays, 9 - 12 midnight.

February, 2017

Saturday, February 25

Roomful of Blues

 8 pm $30 advance

$35 at the door

 

RI legendary powerhouse jump blues / swing band  Roomful of Blues celebrate their Big 50th.  Come party with the best little big band in the nation the exciting ROB.

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March, 2017

Thursday, March 2

CJ Chenier & the Red Hot Louisiana Band

 8 pm $20 advance

$25 door

 

"The Prince of Zydeco " C.J. Chenier will keep the dance floor of Chan's hopping all night long with his big squeeze cuz it's too much fun and can't sit down right from the first note

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Friday, March 3

Lucky Peterson

 8 pm $20 advance

$22 door

The Son of Bluesman James Peterson. As a teen, Peterson studied at the Buffalo Academy for Visual and Performing Arts. Soon, he was playing backup
guitar and keyboards for Etta James, Bobby "Blue" Bland, and Little Milton.

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Saturday, March 4

Neal Vitullo & the Vipers

 8 pm $12 advance

$14 door

 

A Rhode Island favorite. High energy and cool blues!

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Friday, March 10

Fat City Band

 8 pm $15 advance

$17 door

It’s always a party when FCB is in town. Put on your dancing shoes!

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Saturday, March 11

George McCann

 8 pm $12 advance

$14 door

George is a guitar player's guitar player - fluid, articulate, emotive - a melodic story teller. He will
grab you from the first note, his mastery of touch and tone immediately evident, and hold you transfixed until the show is over.

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Friday, March 17

Jeff Pitchell at O'Chan's

 8 pm $20 advance

$22 door

 

Celebrate St. Paddy’s day here at O’Chans with the exciting Jeff Pitchell!

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Saturday, March 18

Johnny Hoy & the Bluefish

 8 pm $14 advance

$15 door

 

On the main land or on Martha’s Vineyard Johnny Hoy & The Bluefish never disappoint! Join us as Martha’s favorite band rocks the house of Chan’s …Island style!

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Friday, March 24

John Primer

8 pm  $20 advance

$22 door

 

This Master Bluesman joined the Willie Dixon Chicago Blues All-Stars in 1979, then the Muddy Waters’ band until the Muddy’s death in 1983. Then joined Magic Slim & The Teardrops and began a solo career on Wolf
Records. Not to be missed!

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Saturday, March 25

Popa Chubby

 8 pm $25
10 pm $20
Both $30

Show Times
 
 

The Wizard of the blues/rock guitar returns to rock the house of Chan as he summons magic from his guitar!
Performing over 200 dates every year and all over the world we are always thrilled to have Popa Chubby right here at Chan’s!

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Friday, March 31

Diane Blue & the Ladies of the Blues and Soul

 8 pm $18 advance

$20 door

 

 

The Ladies of Blues and Soul – Featuring Diane Blue (vocals and harmonica), Lisa Mann (bass and vocals), Myanna (sax), Alizon (keyboards and vocals), Diane Gately (drums) and Wendy Sobe (Guitar and vocals).

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April, 2017

Saturday, April 1

Paul Nelson

 8 pm $12 advance

$14 door

Paul Nelson has toured with countless worldwide acts and performed live and on recordings alongside a list of today's top artists such as Eric Clapton, Leslie West, Robben Ford, Joe Perry, Brian Setzer & Elvin Bishop just to name a few! Nelson has been featured in every major guitar magazine and news publication from Guitar World to Rolling Stone and is a credited composer/performer for music heard on international and national television broadcasts such as NBC, TNN, UPN, for the WWF.

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Friday, April 7

Jarekus Singleton

 8 pm $22 advance

$25 door

 

Mississippi born Alligator Recording artist Jarekus Singleton is an exciting young blues guitarist with melody, hooks, swagger and a strong original voice. A musical trailblazer with a bold vision for the future of the blues.

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Saturday, April 8

Luther 'Guitar Jr.' Johnson 78th Birthday Bash

 8 pm $20 advance

$22 door

 

Come celebrate this Grammy winning, legendary Chicago Blues man’s 78th birthday! Luther is like a fine wine...he just gets better! Join the celebration.
You never know who might stop in!

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Friday, April 14

The Julien Labro and Olli Soikkeli Quartet

 8 pm $20 advance

$25 door

Classic Gypsy Jazz of Django Reinhart presented by two brilliant artists the amazing Julien Labro (Hot Club of Detroit) one of the foremost accordion and bandoneon player of his generation teamed up with Finnish Gypsy guitar master Olli Soikkeli for a special, intimate evening of hot Gypsy Jazz at Chan's.

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Saturday, April 15

Victor Wainwright & Wildroots

 8 pm $18 advance

$20 door

 

2016 Blues Music Award WINNER BB King Entertainer of the Year, Band of the Year, and 2016 Contemporary Album of the year (Blues Blast). A must see show! Don’t miss out on this one!

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Thursday, April 20

Anthony Gomes

 8 pm $23 advance

$25 door

The exciting Anthony Gomes returns to Chan’s!

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Friday, April 21

Anthony Gomes

 8 pm $23 advance

$25 door

The exciting Anthony Gomes returns to Chan’s!

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Saturday, April 22

Coco Montoya

 8 pm

$30, 10 pm $25 Both $35

Event Time

Legendary blues rock guitarist, vocalist is the hottest southpaw in the blues. Don't miss Coco's amazing, masterful performance live at Chan's.

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Friday, April 28

Through the Doors

 8 pm $18 advance

$20 door

Amazing tribute to Jim Morrison and The Doors. A regional favorite band.

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Saturday, April 29

Cassandre McKinley

 8 pm $12 advance

$15 door

 

Cassandre McKinley has a vocal style that walks the line between jazz and soul – a voice that is commanding, vibrant and rich - with “chops” to spare. But, she’s no diva – though she’ll confidently and easily weave her way through The American Songbook and Soul Classics alike, singing with the maturity and wisdom of a veteran performer, she will stop to tell you a story – unwittingly disarming you like the “girl next door” she truly is.

Boston born and bred, McKinley grew up in a small house full of diverse people, culture and music. Her early influences were mainly soul oriented - Sam Cooke, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, and Aretha Franklin. She was a natural born singer and, with her supportive Mother’s backing, began studying privately at 14. McKinley attended college at the Boston Conservatory of Music for three years and in 1991, she had already begun pursuing a career, signed with an agent in New York and spent many successful years as a voice over artist, singer, dancer, actress and model.

In her late 20’s, she fell in love – with Jazz. By chance, having heard and met Clay Osborne (oldest of the Osborne children) he introduced her to the phrasing and harmonics unique to Jazz. Nancy Wilson, Dinah Washington, Nina Simone and Joe Williams were immediate influences. The relationship with Clay was just the beginning and solidified her deep appreciation and respect for veteran musicians with “old school” sensibilities. By chance or fate, McKinley found herself working with and learning from local legends - made recordings and shared the stage with jazz greats Dick Johnson, Al Vega, Bernard “Pretty” Purdie, J. Geils, Gerry Beaudoin, Fred Lipsius (Blood, Sweat and Tears), Jerry Portnoy (Eric Clapton, Muddy Waters) and Herb Pomeroy. “Friendships like these were a gift – those gentlemen shared their philosophies with me – they taught me to trust in myself... how to listen, how to lead, how to follow”.

McKinley’s lessons well learned, her next projects were approached with slightly more insight and depth which inadvertently led to earlier influences taking precedence in her vocal style and arranging. After having released several independent straight-ahead jazz albums (“Right In Front Of You” and “Stay The Night”) McKinley released her third – crossing over with a “soul” inspired album “Baring The Soul-The Music Of Marvin Gaye” which received critics approval in several major music publications. The album caught the attention of well-established jazz label MAXJAZZ and an extended re-release followed titled “Til Tomorrow – Remembering Marvin Gaye”. The album had great success in straight-ahead jazz and cross-over markets both nationally and abroad and legitimized her career as a prominent new artist.


Boston Globe

“There’s a music style called jazzsoul (we made it up) and our anointed queen is Boston native Cassandre McKinley. The Boston Conservatory alum’s vocal influences include Anita O’Day, Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, Nancy Wilson, and Marvin Gaye; McKinley pays tribute to the latter in her debut album “Til Tomorrow — Remembering Marvin Gaye.” The singer’s version of “I Wish It Would Rain” is moving enough to bring precipitation to the desert.”

JazzTimes Magazine

“The strained sexual heat of Gaye’s “Let’s Get It On” is transformed into five-and-a-half minutes of teasing foreplay”

It is refreshing to hear Boston-based vocalist Cassandre McKinley providing this jazz-friendly tribute to Marvin Gaye. Til Tomorrow: Remembering Marvin Gaye is not straight-ahead jazz; what McKinley does on this 59-minute CD is best described as a mixture of jazz, R&B, and pop (with blues and gospel elements at times). But jazz is certainly an important part of the equation, and McKinley doesn't simply offer note-for-note covers of songs that the late soul icon recorded; she interprets them, offering plenty of delightful surprises along the way. "I Want You" and "After the Dance" receive bossa nova makeovers, and McKinley puts a post-bop spin on "Trouble Man" without sacrificing any of the song's bluesiness. "Let's Get It On" becomes surprisingly understated and torch-like in McKinley's hands, while "I Wish It Would Rain" is given an appealingly bluesy, folkish spin along the lines of Tracy Chapman. "I Wish It Would Rain" is one of the disc's least jazz-minded performances, but again, McKinley never claimed that Til Tomorrow was the work of a jazz purist. It is, however, an excellent example of a jazz-friendly vocalist acknowledging that great popular music didn't end with Tin Pan Alley.
- Alex Henderson/ All Music

Cassandre McKinley's new CD "BARING THE SOUL - The Music of Marvin Gaye" shows just how effective it can be to step back into one's past to reflect and rejoice in it's power - the power of influence, inspiration, idolology, spirituality - all of that which makes up who we are artistically.

This CD showcases the bold, sexual appeal of Marvin Gaye through the eyes and ears of McKinley. She exudes the same sensuality and charm - the evidence of his influence is clear yet McKinley adds a certain magic - like pixie dust - she sprinkles it over and lends her own inner beauty to the work.

Never have I come across a singer so magnetic - McKinley is all she's cracked up to be. She certainly has no problem baring her soulful voice.
- B.Allen/JazzReview.com

Top #10 Seller Barnes and Noble Smooth Jazz Chart

Best Jazz Act, 2001 Worcester Phoenix
Live Performances on radio and television including WGBH, WBZ TV “Sunday with Liz Walker”, WERS 88.9, WICN 90.5

Radio airplay Nationally and Internationally on 500+ Jazz, Smooth Jazz and College Community Stations.

Featured Articles and Reviews in National News, Magazines and world wide web including: JazzTimes, Jazziz, Downbeat, Boston Globe, All Music Guide, Providence Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, All About Jazz.

 

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May, 2017

Friday, May 12

Magic Dick and Shun Ng

8 pm $20 advance, $22 door

 


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Saturday, May 13

Jimmy '2 Suits' Capone and The Chan Clan All Stars

8 pm $20 advance, $22 door

“Call of The Wildest” edition.

 

Friday, May 19

Gary Hoey

8 pm $18 advance, $20 door

 

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Friday, May 26

Chris Duarte Group

8 pm $18 advance, $20 door

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Saturday, May 27

Greg Abate Quartet

8 pm $20 advance, $22 door

CD release "Road to Forever" with the Tim Ray Trio.

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