5 Great Hiking Experiences In Upper Cape Cod

June 6th, 2016 by Trish Robinson

For many who only know Cape Cod as it relates to sunning on the beach, Cape Cod might not seem like the obvious place for a nature hike, but there are 5 great hiking experiences in upper Cape Cod. Whether you are experienced on the hiking trails or you just want to get some fresh air and a nice walk, there is a trail to meet your needs. Below is information on 5 trails in the upper Cape area rated from under a mile in length to over 3 miles from start to finish.

1. Salt Pond: This trail serves as one of the best places to bird watch in Falmouth. It sits on 35 acres of woods and surrounds the pond itself. As a well maintained, simple trail this is perfect for your afternoon walk. Salt Pond can be accessed right off the shining sea bikeway heading towards Woods Hole. Click here for trail map of Salt Pond.

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Great water views of Salt Pond

2. Spohr Gardens: Spohr Gardens stretches across 6 acres of land located on Oyster Pond. The gardens are open year round with a special focus on springtime when daffodils bloom and attract crowds to come out and celebrate. The winding grassy paths make it a perfect trip for people of all ages to enjoy the beautiful sights and activities Spohr Gardens has to offer. Access is available of off Fells road in Falmouth.

5 great hiking trails in upper cape cod Oyster Pond at Spohr garden

Anchors at Spohr Garden on Oyster Pond

3.The Knob: Stretching just under one mile to the top, The Knob is a great excursion with an added bonus of spectacular views of Quisset Harbor and Buzzards Bay. As you are walking up to the knob you may stop to swim and enjoy the beach.  Cornelia L. Carey donated 12 acres including the knob to Salt Pond Areas Bird Sanctuaries in the early 1970s in the hopes that the public would enjoy the beauty of this nature preserve.The Knob is open to the public from sunrise to sunset and is one of the top spots on the upper cape to view incredible sunsets. Click here for some information and a trail map of The Knob. Also check out the great drone video below done by local Falmouth business Skyflik.

 

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Amazing views at the knob!

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.Beebe Woods: Head to Highfield Hall and Gardens and you will find trails with a little more difficulty than the previous three options. Highfield Hall and Gardens is set in Beebe Woods which consists of 383 acres of land that was donated to the town of Falmouth by the Mr. and Mrs. Josiah K. Lilly, III in 1972. This 383 acres is part of an original 700 acres of property owned by the Beebe family. The trails and setting at Beebe Woods are perfect for any individual in need of some fresh air and a good work out. There and back, Beebe woods is just over 3 miles.  Another Bonus of Beebe Woods is the trails that link to Peterson farm, one of the oldest farms on cape cod. To head out into Beebe woods you must keep a special eye on where you are walking due to many irregular hills and pot holes ! To see and or print a copy of the map of trails for Beebe Woods you can click on this link by The 300 Committee which is a private, non-profit land trust working to preserve and protect natural lands in Falmouth, Massachusetts.Other than the beautiful nature the woods possess, the shining star of the area would be the restored mansion Highfield Hall, which is available for tours.

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5. Long Pond: With a total distance of 3.5 miles, Long Pond serves as the most difficult trip of all the trails listed above. To gain access to Long Pond, you may enter by Falmouth High School or Fire tower road, which the trail stretches in between. Once popular with fisherman, unfortunately access to the pond is now off limits. The northern side of this trail consists of many steep slopes keeping walkers, runners, or bikers on their feet! Fun Fact: Long Pond has been the main source of town water since the 1800’s.  Click here for link for trail map of Long Pond

With this small list of great hiking trails on Upper Cape Cod, we hope to motivate you to get out there and enjoy the start of summer for some great exercise and awesome sights.

New Bbq On Cape Cod

June 2nd, 2016 by Trish Robinson

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new bbq on cape cod

Sug’s bbq YUM!

There’s a new bbq on cape cod, located in the waterfront village of Woods Hole, Falmouth. One of the new trends in the culinary  world is the movement of pop up restaurants. Sugs bbq “popped up” when co-founders Nat and Kristan Chalkley brainstormed with Pie in The Sky owner and friend Erik Gura about bringing Nat’s passion for smoking bbq to life. As this exciting new venture for Nat takes off he is serving fresh smoked meats and sides right out of his smoker in the Pie in The Sky courtyard on Saturday and Sunday from 1-8 pm all summer long.

The two shining stars of Sug’s menu are his brisket and pork ribs, both smoked over night. Each week Nat will include an additional special such as smoked chicken leg quarters or pulled pork. The featured sides are also not to be forgotten including potato salad, corn bread, and coleslaw. To add even more to this culinary experience, there will be live music from 4-6pm and feel free to byob while dining in the courtyard. Feeling like a little surf to add to your turf? Pie in The sky also has a pop up oyster bar on the other side courtyard.

Sugs co-founder, Kristan Chalkley has been a Pie in The Sky bakery fixture for 10 years, even before Erik purchased the bakery.  Nat and Erik having been friends for years fueled the ties between Sugs and Pie in The Sky. Nat is a successful fisherman and finally this year decided to put a different passion on the forefront. With the help of his wife Kristan, friends, and family this summer was his time. Follow their summer adventure on Sugs instagram page @sugs_bbq.

Photos Credit: Steve Atkinson

Cape Cod Auto Show at Heritage Museums & Gardens

June 1st, 2016 by Trish Robinson

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Picture from15 Auto Show

The Annual Cape Cod Auto Show at Heritage Museum and Gardens will be held on June 11, 2016 from 9 am until 2 pm. Over 100 cars are expected to be showcased at the event.

The cars are of a wide variety to appeal to all and include hot rods, antique cars, classic autos and even custom cars. Many of the cars at this annual event have historically been in pristine condition but there are also those under restoration that are fun to look at. This year there will be a special exhibit area that will showcase cars that were made in Massachusetts and two cars will also be celebrated this year upon reaching milestones. They are the Toronado and the Continental MKII that are celebrating 50 and 60 years respectively.

A parade of cars will take place at 2 pm but prior to that you can stroll to your hearts content staring at 9 am to view the cars that will be staged at Heritage’s Parade Field.

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Our favorite auto/truck !!

Last year we thoroughly enjoyed the show and love having the chance to share pictures from that year as shown below. If you have a chance to go into the “Driven to Collect” auto show indoors at the Heritage Museum and Gardens you will see our favorite auto ——-

3 New Restaurants in Falmouth Upper Cape

May 13th, 2016 by Trish Robinson

3 new restaurants in Falmouth include the Water Street Kitchen and Public House

Water Street Kitchen

3 new restaurants in Falmouth include CSalt at TGC in East Falmouth

CSalt at The Grille at TGC

As we approach Memorial Day,  Cape Cod’s unofficial beginning of the summer season, 3 new restaurants in Falmouth have opened and we are looking forward to another fun filled season.

Swordfish Chop at CSalt

First we share that the ever popular CSalt has opened a second location at The Grille Room at The Golf Club in East Falmouth.CSalt has long been a favorite restaurant of our guests particularly their calamari and mussel dishes seem to be fan favorites. We were fortunate to attend the premier opening night for the new CSalt and Kevin enjoyed the sea scallops for his main entree after his calamari appetizer and I enjoyed the swordfish which was cooked perfectly. A couple of things to know about the new CSalt location – they offer both indoor and outdoor dining weather permitting and the size of this 2nd restaurant location it is a bit larger. The menu has some differences from the original CSalt such as the addition of  “Jill’s pasta. The CSalt at The Grille Room also does automatically place a 20% gratuity on your bill because the facility is part of The Golf Club country club. Our culinary kitchen assistant, Lauren, just this past week went to CSalt at The Grille Room for lunch and raved about the great sandwiches and service.

In the village of Woods Hole in Falmouth two new waterfront restaurants will look forward to welcoming you this summe. The restaurant previously known as Fishmonger will be reopening as Water Street Kitchen and Public House,  and the former waterfront restaurant known as Phusion has just reopened as 41-70. Enjoy some articles that have been written recently about 41-70. First is an article is by a writer from bostonchefs.com in anticipation of the opening and their excitement that 41-70 will feature two accomplished Brookline chefs. The next article is one written by a local writer for the cape cod times and is after the opening this spring of 2016.

Other restaurant news is that many of us in town have missed the delicious food from thai restaurant Bangkok Cuisines which due to a fire in the neighboring building was destroyed a couple of years ago………well they are returning to town and will be opening on Main Street in Falmouth Village later this summer.

 

6 Key Bloody Mary Bar Ingredients

May 3rd, 2016 by Trish Robinson

Sharing our 6 Key Bloody Mary Bar Ingredients is our pleasure as we prepare for our new Virgin Mary Breakfast bar debut at The Bloody Mary Bar Captain’s Manor Inn on Mother’s Day Weekend 2016 right here in Cape Cod.

The Robinson family has long been a fan of a good Virgin or Bloody Mary and we are often known to enjoy one in the comfort of our living room while watching a football game and enjoying potato chips and homemade onion dip or if we are being a little healthier the snack might be tortilla chips and salsa or even raw vegetables and ranch dip.

We are always in search of a really good mix and of course the right condiments.

In our travels we have experienced a host of different condiments and mix blends. In fact, I think Kevin may have a little Canadian heritage because he is known to like to add Clamato juice along with tomato juice when making his drink and in Canada that is a fan favorite known as a Caesar rather than a Bloody Mary.

With a special blend of ingredients and our list of key ingredients we are happy to begin offering a Virgin Mary bar for our guests during Saturday and Sunday breakfast. It goes without saying that you need to start with a good tomato juice for your base and we use Sacramento tomato juice.

Here is our list of 6 key Bloody Mary or Virgin Mary bar ingredients:

1). Salt or Old Bay Seasoning – You need to start by preparing the rim of your glass by first putting some lime juice or lemon juice on the rim then dip the glass rim in either some nice kosher salt or Old Bay Seasoning.

2). Citrus – You have already used a little lemon or lime juice on the rim of your glass and now a couple wedges of lemon or lime will add a little zing to your drink.

3). Veggies – A nice crisp celery stalk for both stirring and munching is a key ingredient.

4). Garnish – Some large queen olives stuffed with pimentos and some petite pearl onions add a nice pop your drink after they have been soaking in the mix for a bit.

5). “Magic Mud” – Recently we found a mix that was created by some expert bartenders who refined it over the years. This mix includes 14 all natural spices and ingredients and while it may not look appetizing (the word mud is in its name) it is absolutely fabulous.Muddy Mary Mix as part of 6 key ingredients for Bloody Mary Bar

6). Condiment Finish – Many of you know I joke about Kevin being the condiment king and if you saw our refrigerator you would know it to be true. So for our Virgin Mary breakfast bar condiments we will offer Tobasco sauce Worcestershire sauce, A1 steak sauce and even BBQ sauce as a nod to our southern guests.

We look forward to your visit and should you want to take home a bit of “magic mud” known as Muddy Mary’s Bloody Mary Mud we have both small and large bottles available in our store.

 

Stress Relief is a Weekend Away!

April 3rd, 2016 by Trish Robinson

Gardens at Captains Manor Inn for solo stress relief getaway

Stress relief is a weekend away when you book at The Captain’s Manor Inn! Perhaps it’s the long, cold winter that’s gotten you down? Maybe it’s the never-ending to-do list, or the long hours atwork; regardless of where your stress is coming from, we’ve got the solution to get rid of it! Are you coming in from the city? Then we suggest you bypass the stress of driving, and take the Peter Pan Bus line from Boston or Providence. Your relaxing weekend can begin with the opportunity to dive into that novel you’ve been meaning to read, or catch up with friends and family on social media, all while you’re in transit to beautiful Cape Cod. The best part about the Peter Pan Bus? Your destination is a short walk away from the inn! Of course if walking isn’t your idea of relaxation, you could take a taxi or an Uber, but you might enjoy stretching your legs and taking in the sights on your walk to relaxation!

Ghelfis chocolates for mothers day getawayOnce you arrive at the Inn, any remaining stress from the city will melt away the second you enter. In addition to complimentary gourmet breakfast, afternoon snack and round the clock access to beverages, you’ll receive a bottle of wine and gourmet chocolates from Ghelfi’s Candies of Cape Cod that you can enjoy in a number of relaxing locations at the Inn. Enjoy your wine on the porch, bistro, or dining room or perhaps you’d rather recline on a lounge chair on the acre plus of serene, private grounds.

When you choose the solo stress relief package, you’ll be able to choose between a reflexology or massage treatment. Both reflexology and massage are ancient relaxation and stress relief traditions that have withstood the test of time. An ancient Japanese belief is that the body and mind are interconnected and one cannot be completely relaxed if the other is not. Either of these two treatments will simultaneously relax your body, and your mind.

Spend your day doing whatever it is that relaxes you. Perhaps you’d like to stroll down to Eight 2Cousins, our locally owned and operated book shop and choose a new book? You can take your book to the park or beach and get lost in the pages. Didn’t bring a beach chair or a towel? No problem! Simply borrow one from the Inn!

If your idea of relaxing is fine dining, then you have certainly come to the right place. Steps away from the Inn are the best restaurants in Falmouth. Whether you’re feeling Mexican, Italian, or fusion, Main Street and Queens Buyway will have what you’re looking for. We love The Glass Onion for cocktails and dinner. Check out their menu here.

After an incredibly relaxing day followed by an incredibly relaxing evening, we invite you to prepare for the most restful sleep of your life. Atop your bed will be a Lavender Bear from Cape Cod lavenderelly bear and lavender eye mask for captain's manor innLavender Farm as well as a silky eye mask filled with lavender. Are you sensing a theme? Traced back to 2,500 years ago, lavender has long been used to fight stresses of the body and the mind. Lavender was even used to tame lions and tigers in ancient times! A recent study showed that breathing in the scent of lavender while sleeping increases the amount of time you spend in deep (slow wave) sleep. Of course sleeping on luxury linens helps too!

Stress is an easy thing to get and a difficult thing to lose, but a weekend at our peaceful inn will have you feeling good as new. Click here to book now!

 

Cape Cod Renovations

March 27th, 2016 by Trish Robinson

Cape Cod Renovations of some nature always seem to be on our agenda at The Captain’s Manor Inn. During this off season we tackled the plan of creating a two story suite. For a couple of years we had wanted to find a way to incorporate the wonderful cupola on the top of the Inn as part of  the Forbes guestroom. We could not be happier with the results. The project included moving a wall to include the original 1800’s staircase into the room so guests could head up to their private reading/tv room getaway. We were also able to enlarge the bedroom and upgrade from a Queen to a King bed. During the renovation process we even uncovered a piece of the original wallpaper. Our firsts guests said they feel like they are up in the trees and love the 360 degree views.  A two story suite in Cape Cod is a rarity and we have been excited to create this special romantic getaway.

We also decided to do some further renovation to the Tuscany guestroom. Just two years ago we enlarged the bathroom and made some other changes.  We had not yet repainted the room in its entirety as there were a number of Tromp L’oeil murals in the room by a well known Romanian artist. After much deliberation we decided it was time to completely renovate the room. So we have repainted the room, added new chairs, taken out a corner sink in the room and added a desk. Last but not least we changed the bed from a iron King bed to a four poster King Cherry wood bed. We hope you enjoy the pictures of both projects below:

Cape Cod Renovations creating our Forbes Cupola Suite:

Forbes original Door

Forbes original Door

Forbes Original Wall

Forbes Original Wall

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Creating new wall to left of stairs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Insulation in progress

Insulation in progress

 

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Sheetrock complete

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Forbes Cupola Suite guestroom with King Bed

Forbes Cupola guestroom with sitting area

Renovated Cupola atop Forbes guestroom creating 2 story suite

Cupola reading/tv room atop Forbes 2 story suite

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cape Cod Renovations of the Tuscany Guestroom:

Iron King bed in the Tuscany guestroom

Iron King bed

Tuscany Guestroom Renovation original sink

Corner sink in the guestroom

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Large expanded bathroom in Tuscany guestroom

New expanded bathroom in 2014

New secretary desk as part of Tuscany room cape cod renovations

New desk area replacing in room sink.

 

Renovated Tuscany guestroom with new sitting area

Tuscany new bed and sitting area

 

 

 

Falmouth Village Blooming

March 13th, 2016 by Trish Robinson

Falmouth Village Blooming is an experience you don’t want to miss! From April 30th-May 9th, Falmouth Village welcomes warmer weather with spring time activities galore! After a long, cold winter, the town of Falmouth is more than excited to shift gears and start preparing for all of the wonderful things that come with spring. Village businesses band together to congratulate everyone on making it through another winter with events, restaurant specials, and retail discounts.

An example of a Flower Power Special would be Cupcake Charlies offering a free cupcake with every 3 purchase and a Blooming Bargain example is 20% off jewelry at the Celebrations store during Falmouth Village Blooming.

Saturday, April 30th will kick off Falmouth Village Blooming and village shops will display their “May Baskets” on the sidewalk in front of their store. We’ve had some exceptionally creative displays in the past. Here are a few that stood out to us:

Like this one from Bear in Boots Gastropub, a restaurant specializing in homemade comfort food from around the world. Their basket contained delicious herbs and wine corks, two of the things that make a night at Bear and Boots deliciously memorable:bb

 

Here’s the submission from Pink Polka Dot, winner of most original basket. It’s no surprise that Jen incorporated beautiful paper flowers as this shop offers a large selection of artisan greeting cards, distinctive paper goods and unique gifts.

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There was no way we were missing out on the fun! Our basket included two harbingers of spring perched atop greenery and fresh flowers. We loved watching passerby stop to take a photo with our display.

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The most fun part about the May baskets? You get to decide the winner! Vote by liking, sharing, or commenting on the photo of the basket that you think is the best, and on May 8th, all of the votes will be tallied and the winner will be announced May 9th. Strolling around the village looking at all of the beautiful baskets is one of our favorite parts of the spring here in Falmouth!

Highfield Hall and Gardens celebrates its welcome back weekend with an open house full of amazing events. Take a tour of the Ice House, built next to the kitchen garden where the Beebe family used to store their food, and serve chilled drinks and ice cream. What an appropriate tour to take to hhwelcome the warm weather! Tour the outdoor estate and learn about the property as well as the history – the team and Highfield will transport you back in time with their recount of what life was like during the 1870’s when the property was commissioned to be built. Robert Wyatt will play his favorite songs of spring after the artists reception which will feature ‘The Language of Flowers’ by Heather Blume. What May Day festivities would be complete without a May pole celebration? Not this one! Take part in the tradition of dancing around the May pole to usher in the new season. This year, for the first time ever, the groundskeeping crew at Highfield will get a little help – from goats! The adorable farm animals will munch on invasive plants and poison ivy, providing a natural, symbiotic solution to unwelcome plant life! Goatscaping will take place all day on May 1st.

ajIn the mood for a margarita? Anjo’s Mexican Bistro livens up Main Street every Cinco de Mayo with an unforgettable fiesta outdoors. They close down the street next to the restaurant to accommodate live music, an outdoor bar, and of course – delicious food! In addition to $5 margaritas, Mexican style beers and burritos, the crew at Anejo’s will be offering prizes and giveaways all day long. This is one of Falmouth’s favorite festivities, and you’re officially invited!

Every year during Falmouth Village Blooming, the Falmouth beautification council hosts its annual plant sale on the green. This is a great opportunity to get supplies for window baskets, outdoor gardens and indoor arrangements. Take a bit of spring home with you as a souvenir!

From April 30th-May 9th you can enjoy bloomin’ bargains at local retail shops and flower power specials inspired by the spring at village restaurants. The best part about the celebration? It’s all taking place steps away from your room at The Captain’s Manor Inn. Once you arrive, you can leave your car keys in your room for the duration of your stay. All of the participating restaurants and shops are right down the street. We’d love for you to enjoy this year’s Falmouth Village Blooming at The Captain’s Manor Inn.

 

Cape Cod Wine Bed and Breakfast Weekend

February 28th, 2016 by Trish Robinson

Wine Chiller to go with Tankard custom made for Captan's Manor Inn

Cape Cod Wine Bed and Breakfast Weekend 2017 will  be here before you know it. The weekend of April 28th-30th promises to be a weekend you won’t soon forget. Can you think of a better way to welcome spring than a weekend dedicated to wine, food, and relaxation? Join other wine enthusiasts as you learn about the process of making wine, the art and science behind wine and food pairings and of course, what wine weekend would be complete without tastings?

Friday reception

Here at The Captain’s Manor Inn, your Cape Cod Wine Bed and Breakfast Weekend begins with your arrival on Friday. After you’ve checked in to your room, enjoy a wine reception from 5:30-7pm in our bistro area. Enjoy wonderful wine and light appetizers before heading out to dinner at any of the truly incredible restaurants that are just a stroll away. Be sure to leave some time for shopping as Falmouth’s iconic Main Street which is peppered not only with foodie favorite restaurants, but also with incredibly unique shops and boutiques. Take a peak at our Restaurant Page to get the culinary juices flowing!

 

Saturday activities

Saturday afternoon, the Cape is your oyster! After enjoying a delicious breakfast at the Inn, it’s up to you whether you want to head out to drive scenic Route 6A and head to Truro for a wine tasting or perhaps you would like to do a little exercise with a bicycle tour of the town or on the Shining Sea bikeway, or another option might be a short drive to Sandwich to shop for hand blown glass. Regardless of how you spend the afternoon, don’t have a big lunch because the Cape Cod Wine Bed and Breakfast Weekend anchor event is Saturday night, and promises to leave all of your senses sated!

Saturday’s Wine Dinner

For Saturday’s wine dinner we will head to the Woods Hole Village just 3 miles down the road to the award winning Quick’s Hole Tavern.

You will have the opportunity to  enjoy course after course of food made with the freshest locally sourced ingredients and expertly paired with perfect companion wines.  Meet others interested in spending a weekend dedicated to amazing wine, food and conversation and perhaps you’ll leave not only full, but with a few new friends with whom you can enjoy a good bottle of wine and great conversation!

Menu:

  • A selection of Cheese and Charcuterie served on a distinctive wooden platter
  • Spring Pea Soup with Mint and olive oil
 a choice of:
  •  Seared Cod with chirizo, roasted fingerling potatoes, in a fennel and tomato broth OR
  •  Pan Roasted Chicken with local mushrooms, grilled asparagus, and a lemon sabayon
 finish your meal with a desert of a Bag of Quicks Hole’s famous donuts with dipping sauce for each table to share.

 

Bid adieu to cold winter days with an entire weekend filled with things you love. Your package includes two nights, three days plus a welcome wine reception Friday and Wine Pairing Dinner event on Saturday at The Captain’s Manor Inn. Rates below include your guestroom, full  breakfast each morning, wine and appetizer reception, afternoon baked goodies and your cape cod wine dinner at Quick’s Hole Tavern (dinner tax and tip not included)

Rates:

$618 +tax double occupancy Queen room  ( SOLD OUT )

$648 + tax double occupancy king room  (1 room left – Tuscany)

$688 + tax premium king room (fireplace in room)   (1 room left – Robinson)

$718 + tax Forbes Cupola Suite –  If you’ve yet to stay in the Forbes Cupola Suite, it’s our newly renovated, most unique room at the Inn. As the only two story suite, once you travel up the private staircase accessible only from your room you’ll find yourself in the Cupola sitting room surrounded by rich architectural history, and the best views from the Inn!   (SOLD OUT)

Just book your room and add the Wine Bed and Breakfast package at check out.

 

 

 

Cape Cod’s Jazz Scene

February 16th, 2016 by Trish Robinson

Cape Cod’s Jazz Scene

Cape Cod’s jazz scene is unlike that of any other area.

Current 2016 Jazz events:

Pre-Season Social!
This Thursday, February 18th, 7-9 PM 
Come to our second social at Quicks Hole Tavern featuring Scott Shetler (clarinet, mandolin, sax, vocals), Bruce Millard (guitar, mandolin) Joe Sutton (guitar, vocals),  and Woods Hole Jazz founder Tom Renshaw (bass).   Enjoy a rousing evening of blues, swing, and gospel in an informal atmosphere. No cover. Tips appreciated.

Thursday, March 3rd – Vocalist/Trumpeter Christine Fawson with Phil Wilson

The talented and entertaining Fawson brings her Berklee mentor, legendary trombonist and Grammy-nominee Phil Wilson. $25, $20 in advance. Learn more.

Wednesday, March 23rd – Dave Zinno Quartet Bassist Dave Zinno returns to Woods Hole with top trumpeter Jason Palmer, Tim Ray (piano), and Steve Langone (drums).
Thursday, April 14th – Nadia Washington (vocals, guitar) One of NYC’s top up-and-coming vocalists, a blend of rock star Janis Joplin and jazz queen Nina Simone.
Tuesday, April 26th – Frank Wilkins with Toni Lynne Washington An encore performance by Boston’s Queen of the Blues.
Sunday, June 26th – Kate McGarry 
2013 Grammy nominee for Best Jazz Vocal album, McGarry effortlessly blends styles with a repertoire that ranges from jazz classics to broadway to folk.

2015 Jazz Fest Falmouth – September 26 – October 4 th1

Enjoy lectures, recitals, concerts, jam sessions, a jazz brunch and a jazz stroll during the eight day celebration presented by Arts Falmouth. The jazz stroll will take place on Friday, October 2nd and promises to be a night full of great music. Downtown Falmouth will come alive on Friday night. The shops and restaurants from Queen’s Buyway and along Main Street will showcase an assortment of groups ranging from classic swing to avant-garde with a little blues thrown in. Just wander in and out;  it’s all free.  The 2015 line up features both local favorites and award winning ensembles. Each performance time is staggered giving you an opportunity to hear a variety of jazz styles throughout the evening. Click here for the 2015 Jazz Stroll lineup.

September 26:  Robert Wyatt on Louis Armstrong
September 27:  Pianist Jon Weber on almost everything else about jazz
September 30:  Toni Lynn Washington, Queen of the Blues
October 2:  Jazz Stroll along Main Street
October 3:  Denise Donatelli in concert at Highfield Theater
October 4:  Goodis & Glenn Jazz Brunch at Persy’s

 

Woods Hole Jazz – September 30 – November 11

1270558Jazz has been a long standing tradition on Cape Cod and the Woods Hole Community Hall building has been home to jazz music for over thirty-five years. Toni Lynn, known as Boston’s “queen of the blues” will be performing in September with the Frank Wilkins Quartet both of whom grew up playing in church so their music has undeniable gospel influences. With one performance per month from September – November, this fall is the perfect time to book a trip. Click here for ticket information and to read more about the musicians.

September 30: Toni Lynn Washington with the Frank Wilkins Quartet
October 20: Donna Byrne
November 11: The Harry Allen Trio

 

Martha’s Vineyard Jazz & Blues Summerfest – September 3-6

Sheila Baptista, founder and producer of the Martha’s Vineyard Jazz & Blues Summerfest began the festival in 2008 with only word of mouth marketing and donated a portion of the proceeds to help support regional efforts to spread a vital message regarding breast cancer, early detection, courses of treatment and positive recovery. The festival has grown rapidly each year and has become an event that locals and vacationers alike look forward to each year. The first night is held in Oak Bluffs and the following three nights are held in Edgartown. Click here for ticket information.

September 3: Jazz Giants 25 and Under
September 4: Lisa Fischer, Sharel Cassity, Andrea and James Rohlehr and the Andjam Band
September 5: Women of the World, Sage All Ladies Jazz and Blues
September 6: Nnenna Freelon, Jazz Pianist Yayoi Ikawa, Jazz Gospel Violinist Kersten Stevens

 

Cape Cod Jazz Festival – September 1 & 2 th

The twelfth annual Cape Cod Jazz Festival takes place this year at the Wequassett Resort & Golf Club in Chatham. Mary C and the Stellars, performing on September 2 have been featured on MTV, VHI, Bravo, and NBC. Performances are free an open to the public and take place at the resort’s garden terrace overlooking Pleasant Bay. Dine alfresco at the resort’s restaurant Twenty-Eight Atlantic while you listen to the smooth sounds of the summer.

September 1: The Mark Greel Band
September 2: Mary C and the Stellars

Jazz has been touted as one of America’s original art forms, and has been around for over a century. Enjoy the improvisational rhythms and melodies of an American classic on beautiful Cape Cod this fall.

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