Bad News Jazz and Blues Orchestra



S. White Dickinson Memorial Library/Whately Public Library (202 Chestnut Plain Rd, Whately, MA 01093, Whately MA)

After wowing everyone with their performance last year the Bad News Jazz and Blues Orchestra is making a return performance!

Jeff Gavioli and his Bad News Jazz and Blues Orchestra, featuring vocalist Cindy Reed,  is known as 'The Busiest Swing Band in Western MA' with over 25 performances scheduled for the summer of 2023,  following 30 concerts presented  in 2021 and 20 in 2020.  Based out of Northampton, MA, the BNJBO has been twice nominated and voted Winner in the category of 'BEST LIVE JAZZ' in the Hampshire Gazette's 2021 and 2022 Reader's Polls after being voted as finalist in the 2020 Reader’s Poll. 

The Bad News Jazz and Blues Orchestra is a 19 piece big band that carries on the excitement of the big band era by performing  music of more contemporary artists such as  Brian Setzer Big Band, Michael Buble`, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Squirrel Nut Zippers, Cherry Poppin’ Daddies, Bruno Mars, Flying Neutrinos, Average White Band and many others. The BNJBO has developed a repertoire that mixes the swing music of the 30s & 40s with the Jump Jive music of today. Audience members at one moment may hear the famous Sing, Sing, Sing drum solo of Gene Krupa, followed by a driving arrangement of Crazy Little Thing Called Love by Queen, Frank Sinatra’s New York, New York and then Bruno Mars’ Uptown Funk.  In existence since 2012, the BNJBO has added several outstanding musicians  during the past few years, creating an incredibly tight ensemble with outstanding jazz soloists in every section of the band.  

Sponsored in part by a grant from the Whately Cultural Council, a local agency that receives its funding from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.