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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.

April, 2017

Friday, April 28

Through the Doors

 8 pm $18 advance

$20 door

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

Chan's is delighted to host and in partnership with Meeting Street during the Through The Doors concert.
There will be a raffle and a 50/50 to raise funds for Meeting Street. Your support will allow us to raise the funds needed to sustain our high quality educational and developmental programs.

Thanking you in advance for your kind donation.

 

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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 5

Jimmy Thackery

8 pm $25 advance, $27 door

A Chan’s crowd favorite! Jimmy was cofounder of The Nighthawks with Mark Wenner in 1972 and record over
twenty albums with them. Jimmy has since become legend!
 

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Saturday, May 6

Bucky Lewis

8 pm $12 advance, $14 door

 

Enjoy the musical comedy of the very clever and funny Bucky Lewis. Prepare to laugh!!

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Friday, May 12

Magic Dick and Shun Ng

8 pm $20 advance, $22 door

 

Magic Dick, the legendary harmonica player for the J. Geils Band has recently partnered up with guitar sensation, Shun Ng to create one of the most amazing musical acts to come out of Boston in a long time!
 

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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.

Join Jimmy 2 Suits once again as he leads the way to big fun, great music and entertainment with this all-star band! Featuring Johnny “Blue Horn” Moriconi, Jack Ward, Eddie Scheer, Bob Holfelder, Johnny Juxo and Randy Bramwell and Eddie Scheer!

 

Friday, May 19

Duke Robillard

8 pm $20 advance, $22 door

 

Guitarist, bandleader, songwriter, singer, producer, session musician. And a one-man cheering section for
the blues, in all its forms. Duke has become an icon within the music world…no doubt about it!

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Saturday, May 20

Stefan Couture and Friends

8 pm $12, $14 door

Stefan combines elements of folk and pop. Through his honest and passionate lyrics, he reaches

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Friday, May 26

Chris Duarte Group

8 pm $18 advance, $20 door

Duarte plays a style of Texas bluesrock that draws on elements of jazz, blues, and rock and roll. In his own
words, his musical style is a combination of "rocking' blues" and "punk blues." High energy and very exciting show and always a Chan’s crowd favorite!

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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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Sunday, May 28

Carolyn Wonderland

8 pm $30 advance, $32 door

 

A Multi-instrumentalist and vocalist. Primarily a blues artist, Wonderland likes to incorporate elements of
country, swing, zydeco, surf, gospel, soul, and cumbia into her musical mix.

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Wednesday, May 31

Chris Thomas King

8 pm $20 advance, $22 door


 

 

Come celebrate John Chan's Birthday with New Orleans great Chris Thomas King!

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June, 2017

Friday, June 2

Danielle Nicole

8 pm $20 advance, $22 door

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Saturday, June 3

Commander Cody

8 pm $20 advance, $22 door

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Friday, June 9

Mystic Horns

8 pm $10 advance, $12 door

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Saturday, June 10

Sugar Ray & the Bluetones

8 pm $15 advance, $17 door

 
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Wednesday, June 14

Mike Zito

8 pm $25 advance, $27 door

 

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Friday, June 16

Popa Chubby

8pm $25 10pm $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 word we are always thrilled to have Popa Chubby right here at Chan’s!

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Saturday, June 17

Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez

8 pm $15 advance, $17 door

 

Christine Ohlman (a/k/a "The Beehive Queen" for her mile-high platinum-blonde hairdo) is the current, long-time vocalist with the Saturday Night Live Band whose sixth critically-acclaimed CD with Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez, "The Deep End," was honored on numerous national end-of-year Top Ten lists. She’ll be joined onstage by the members of Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez, including acclaimed Boston-area stars Cliff Goodwin (guitar-Joe Cocker/Robert Palmer) and Wolf Ginandes (bass) plus Larry Donahue (drums). Ohlman landed the Top Female Americana Vocalist honors on The Alternate Root's International Readers' Poll (she shares top slots with Paul Thorn, The Mavericks, and Rodney Crowell) and is fresh from appearances on the SNL 40th Anniversary Post-Broadcast concert at the Plaza Hotel; "The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon," the Carnegie Hall Tribute To The Rollling Stones, the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Concert in Cleveland (HBO) and The WC Handy Festival in Muscle Shoals, where she’s been the special guest of the Blind Boys Of Alabama and led an All-Star Shoals tribute that included Bonnie Bramlett and Ed King of Lynyrd Skynyrd. Her numerous studio and live collaborations encompass Grammmy-nominated recordings and include duets with Mac Rebennack, Dion, Ian Hunter, Marshall Crenshaw, Charlie Musselwhite, plus appearances with Al Green,Steve Miller, Smokey Robinson, Bruce Springsteen, and the late George Harrison. She guests on 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and legendary Rolling Stones producer Andrew Loog Oldham's 2013 "The ALO Orchestra Sings The Rolling Stones Songbook Vol. 2."

Ohlman is a noted musicologist and record collector who was one of the original contributing editors to the All Music Guide. Mixing a fiery brand of rootsy Americana with an old-school soul music flavor, she serves up a style that's been dubbed by SIRIUS/XM's Dave Marsh "Contemporary Rock R&B." For her June 17 show, Ohlman will bring to the musical table songs from her six CDs plus 2017’s upcoming “The Grown-Up Thing.” "I've come here to set your souls on fire," she tells her audiences. And she will.

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Friday, June 23

Murali Coryell

8 pm $15 advance, $17 door

 

Tribute to Larry Coryell and CD release 'Mr. Senator'

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Saturday, June 24

Brian James Quartet

8 pm $10 advance, $12 door

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July, 2017

Saturday, July 8

Love Dogs

 8 pm $13 advance

$15 door

 

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Thursday, July 13

Anthony Gomes

 8 pm $23 advance

$25 door

The exciting Anthony Gomes returns to Chan’s!

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Friday, July 14

Anthony Gomes

 8 pm $23 advance

$25 door

The exciting Anthony Gomes returns to Chan’s!

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Saturday, July 15

Lois Greco

 8 pm $10 advance, $12 door

 

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October, 2017

Friday, October 6

Gary Hoey

 8 pm $20 advance

$22 door

 

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