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Presidential Oaks - Route 202, Concord, NH

Date: 6 December 2023 18:00 to 19:00
Details: Gerry & EBJ-3 perform for employee Holiday Party at Presidential Oaks in Concord, NH.

Hanover Inn - Wheelock St - Hanover, NH

Date: 9 December 2023 17:00 to 09 November 2023 21:00
Details: Gerry and EBJ-6 perform for private holiday party at Hanover Inn in Hanover, NH>

Claremont Opera House - Main St - Claremont, NH

Date: 16 December 2023 19:30 to 22:00
Details: Gerry & EBJE-11 provide holiday big band style music and accompaniment for Holiday concert and dance event at Claremont Opera House in Claremont, NH>

Common Man - Main St - Claremont, NH

Date: 29 December 2023 17:00 to 20:00
Details: Gerry & EBJE-10 perform for private function at Common Man in Claremont, NH.

Old Court House, Main St - Newport, NH

Date: 31 December 2023 17:30 to 20:30
Details: Gerry & EBJ-3 perform for dinner patrons at the Old Court House Restaurant in Newport, NH.



In 2011: 

The Iron Lantern Restaurant, Rt 4A, Castleton, Vt - Dinner Music - East Bay Jazz Duo -Gerry Grimo Piano/Vocals; Norm McMullen - Drums - Saturday, January 1, 2011 6:00-9:00; Friday, March 25, 2010 6:00-9:00 pm.;

In 2010:  (Selected Public Events)

The Hartness House - Springfield, Vt - Gerry Grimo - Solo Piano/Vocals - Friday, January 22, 2010 - 6:00-9:00 pm. 

The Iron Lantern Restaurant, Rt 4A, Castleton, Vt - Dinner Music - East Bay Jazz Duo -Gerry Grimo Piano/Vocals; Norm McMullen - Drums - Friday, January 1, 2010 6:00-9:00; Saturday February 6, 2010 6:00-9:00 pm.; Friday, May 21, 2010 6:00-9:00; friday, June 25, 2010 6:00-9:00 pm; Friday August 20, 2010 6:00-9:00. 

Mount Royal Academy in Sunapee, NH is hosting its 4th Annual Swing Dance onSaturday, April 17th from 6-10pm at Foxstand Estate just off Rte 114 inSpringfield, NH (just past Georges Mills). Gerry Grimo's East Bay Jazz Band will be featured with appetizers, desserts and non-alcoholic beverages being served (BYOB). 

This event has attracted fans of Gerry Grimo's band and local swing dancers the past three years. Moving to a bigger dance floor at Foxstand Estate will allow for even more dancers and lovers of swing music to enjoy the festivities and take in the beautiful Adirondack style of this unique property. 

A silent auction will feature works from local artist - Margaret Dwyer, weaver - Leanne Bek and photographer - Lynn St. Louis. Mount Sunapee Ski Passes for 2010-2011 and a catered dinner will be among the other fine items available for bidding. The cost is just $20.00 per person and all proceeds will benefit Mount Royal Academy's Fine Art and Music Programs. 

For advance tickets, please contact Lynn St. Louis at 763-8883 or Space permitting, tickets will be available at the door.

Keene Red Cross - Military Appreciation Gala - Friday, May 14, 2010 - 5:30-9:00  Gerry Grimo & The East Bay Jazz Ensemble - 10-piece big band.  Bentley Commons, Water St, Keene, NH. 


In 2009: (Selected Public Events) 

Juniper Hill Inn - Windsor, Vt - Gerry Grimo, and East Bay Jazz Ensemble - 10-Piece DAnce Band, 5:00-9:00 pm in Windsor's own "Dancing with the Stars" Contact Robert Dean for more information. 

Juniper Hill Inn - Windsor, Vt - Gerry Grimo - Solo Piano and Vocals - Private Party - Friday, May 29, 2009, 7:00-9:00 pm. 

Elixer Restaurant at the Freight House, N Main Street, White River Junction, Vt - Gerry Grimo - Solo Piano and Vocals - Tuesday, August 4, 2009 - 8:00-11:00  Dinner Music.  Open to Public 

Fundraiser/Dance Party - Carenet of the Upper Valley - Friday, 2/13/09 - 7:30-11:30 - Amercian Legion Hall, White River Junction, Vt.  N Main STreet White River Junction, Vt.  East Bay Jazz Ensemble - 10-piece swing band.  Dance Lesson by John Tomeny inclucded.  Contact Ann Burge at Carenet of the Upper Valley for tickets and reservations.  

Junction Buffet House - Hotel Coolidge, White River Junction, Vt - Gerry Grimo Solo Piano/Vocal - Saturday - January 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st; February 7, 14, 28; March 14; April 24.    5:15-8:30 pm.

Iron Lantern Restaurant - East Bay Jazz Duo - Gerry Grimo and Norm McMullen - Friday, Januay 2, 2009; Friday February 6, 2009; Friday March 6, 2009; Friday, April 10, 2009; Saturday, June 13, 2009; Friday, July 24, 2009; Saturday, August 1, 2009; Friday, September 4, 2009; Saturday October 31, 2009; Saturday December 26, 2009. 

Sophie & Zeke's = Claremont, NH - East Bay Jazz Trio - Gerry Grimo, Keyboard/Bass/Vocals; Pete Marino, Sax/Clarinet/Flute; Al DePetrillo Drums.  Thurs. January 22, 2009.

Middlebury College - McCullough Hall - Prohibition Dance - East Bay Jazz Ensemble - 10 piece swing band - 10:00-1:00.  Private Party; - Fine Arts Center - Lindy Hop Club Dance - East Bay Jazz Ensembe - 10-piece swing band - 10:00-12:30 - Open to public. 

Vilas School Auditorium - Route 123, Alstead, NH - Fundraiser/Dance for Vilas Middle School Music Program - East Bay Jazz Ensemble - Friday, March 20, 2009.  7:00-10:00 pm.  Newport Opera House, Newport, NH  - Annual Gala - East Bay Jazz Quintet - Saturday, March 28, 2009 - 6:00-8:30 pm.   

Bentley Commons, Water Street, Keene, NH - Armed Forces Day Celebration dance and reception for our military.  East Bay Jazz Ensemble - 10 piece swing band - 6:30-10:00. 

Mount Royal Academy - Sunapee, NH - Swing/Ballroom Dance Benefit - Saturday, April 25, 2009, 6:30-10:30 pm.  Contact Lynn @ 603-526-9289  for more information.   

Windsor Farmers' Market - State Street Common, Windsor, Vt - 1:00-4:00 pm 5/3/09; 6/7/09; 7/5/09; 8/2/09; 9/6/09; 10/4/09  Gerry Grimo in concert. 

Enfield Shaker Museum - Firefly Ball - Saturday, 7/18/09 - 5:30-10:00 featuring the 10-Piece East Bay Jazz Ensemble for dinner and dancing.  For more information go to  

Lake Sunapee Yacht Club - Commodores Ball - Saturday, 9/5/09  7:00-11:00.  Gerry Grimo and East Bay Jazz Ensemble (10-piece big band).  Cocktails, Dinner, and Dancing 

Cornish Colony Museum - Annual Silent Auction/Gala - Windsor, Vt - Location TBA - 6:30-10:30pm.  Gerry Grimo and East Bay Jazz Ensemble (10-Piece Big Band). 

*New Year's Eve Dinner Dance December 31, 2008 7:30-12:30 - Elegantly prepared and served Full Course Meal, Dessert, Champagne and Entertainment by the East Bay Jazz Ensemble - $???//person.  Event only - Champagne, Dessert and entertainment - $100/person.  Contact Robert Dean at the Inn for reservations and details at 802-674-5273 or via email at  


Junction House Buffett - Hotel Coolidge - N Main Street, White River Junction, Vt -  Gerry Grimo - Solo Piano/Vocals - Dinner Music - Saturday, December 13, Saturday, December 27, 5:00pm-8:00 pm. 

Sophie & Zekes - EBJ - Trio Featuring Gerry Grimo, Keyboard and Vocals; Pete Marino, Sax/Clarinet/Flute; Al DePetrillo on Drums.  Enjoy Dinner and Dancing with music from 6:30-9:30 on Thursdays, and from 8:00-10:30 pmon Fridays. Performing Dates:   Thursday, January 17, 2008; Firday - February 8, 2008.; Friday, March 21, 2008; Thursday, April 3, 2008; Thursday, May 1, 2008; Friday, May 23, 2008; Thursday, June 26, 2008; Thursday, July 10, 2008; Thursday, July 24, 2008; Thursday, September 11, 2008; Thursday, September 18, 2008; Thursday, October 16, 200 8; Thursday, December 11, 2008; Friday, December 26, 2008.

Elixer Restaurant - North Main Street, White River Junction - Gerry Grimo, Keyboard/Vocals; Frank Valente, Sax/Clarinet; Norm McMullen, Drums.  Tuesday (Gerry Solo) January 22, 2008 6:30-9:30; Friday, (Trio) February 15, 2008  7:00-10:00; Friday, (Trio) May 30, 2008 7:00-10:00; Tuesday, June 10, 2008 (Gerry Solo) 6:30-9:30; Tuesday, August 19, 2008 (Gerry Solo); Friday, September 5, 2008 (Trio);  Restaurant Closed as of 10/11/08.  

Iron Lantern Restaurant - Route 4A, Castleton, Vt - East Bay Jazz Duo/Trio - Gerry Grimo Keyboard/Bass/Vocal; Barb Smith, Sax/Flute/Clarinet; Frank Valente; Sax/Flute/Clarinet; Norm McMullen, Drums; Dave Gray, Drums; Mark Whitman, Drums  Saturday January 12, 2008 6:00-9:00; Saturday, February 16, 2008 6:00-9:00; Saturday, May 17, 2008; Friday, September 26, 2008; Friday October 31, 2008; Friday, November 21, 2008; Friday, December 19, 2008. 6:00-9:00 pm - Dinner Music.   Coming up in 2009 - Friday, January 2, 2009; Friday, February 6, 2009; and Friday, March 6, 2009.     

No Name Cafe - Main Street, Windosr, Vt - Gerry Grimo Keyboard and Vocals.  Friday, January 25, 2008 - 7:30-9:30 pm  Cabaret Night - "The No Names Broadway";  Sunday, March 9, 2008; Monday, March 17, 2008; Sunday, Aapril 6, 2008; Saturday, May 31, 2008 (6:00-9:00); Satruday, June 21, 2008 - Gerry Grimo Keybaord and Vocals  light jazz; blues; romantic ballads; oldies.

At the Juniper Hill Inn - Juniper Hill Lane, Windsor, Vt: 

      *Dinner Music - Gerry Grimo Keyboard and Vocals - Saturday, July 19, 2008 6:00-9:00  pm; 

      *Cornish Colony Museum Annual Silent Auction and Gala - Saturday, September 20, 2008 from 7:30-10:30 pm.  $?? To attend,  Contact Alma Gilbert at the Cornish Colony Museum in Windsor, Vt. ; 

      *New Year's Eve Dinner Dance December 31, 2008 7:30-12:30 - Contact Robert Dean at the Inn for reservations and details at 802-674-5273 or via email at  

Middlebury College, - McCulloch Student Center, Middlebury, Vt - Lindy Hop Club Dances - East Bay Jazz Ensemble Big Band - Saturday, January 26, 2008 7:00-9:00; Friday, April 25, 2008 7:00-9:00; Friday, December 5, 2008, 7:00-9:30 in Middlebury Town Hall theatre. 

Newport Opera House Association Fund Raising Gala - Newport, NH - East Bay Jazz Quintet - Saturday, March 29, 2008.  6:00-8:00.

Claremont Senior Center, Maple Ave. Claremont - Afternoon Dance and Dinner - Saturday, February 2, 2008 3:00-6:00; Saturday, 3/29/08 3:00-6:00; Talent Show - Friday, November 7, 2008 7:00-9:00 pm. 

Vermont Independent School of the Arts - Swing Dance Fund Raiser - Seven Star Center - Sharon, Vt - East Bay Jazz Ensemble - Friday April 4, 2008,  7:30-10:30. 

Vilas School Auditorium - Route 123, Alstead, NH - Fundraiser/Dance for Vilas Middle School Music Program - East Bay Jazz Ensemble - Friday, April 11, 2009.  7:00-10:00 pm. 

 SUNAPEE< NH - A Night of Swing (Blues; Some Ballroom; and Jazz too!) Saturday, April 24, 2008.  Hosted by Mount Royal Academy featuring The East Bay Jazz Ensemble: Dance to the music of the East Bay Jazz Ensemble, enjoy hors d'ouvres and drinks at the Mount Royal Academy Campus. This event is a fundraiser to benefit the MRA Scholarship Fund.  Please contact Lynn Solomon at or 526-9289 for tickets or details. Mount Royal Academy Directions: From Manchester Area South: Take exit 12A off of I-89. Take left off of exit, then at intersection take right onto Route 11 heading toward Sunapee. Then, watch for a small sign on right hand side that says Mt Royal Academy at the corner of 7 Hearth's Lane. Take right onto 7 Hearth's Lane and school is first building on right. (The High School and Administration uses what was once the Seven Hearth's Inn which is just across parking lot from where dance will be in new lower school building

   Keene, NH -  Moose Club - Park Avenue - May 15, 2008, 6:30-10:00  Military Tribute Canteen Gala-  Gerry Grimo and East Bay Jazz Ensemble.  For mor information contact the Keene Red Cross Office and ask for Karen. 

Bristol, RI - Rhode Island Veteran's Home, Rt 135, Bristol, RI - Tuesday, November 11, 2008 - Concert for Veteran's - 1:00-2:30.   



November 27, 2006
Contact: Gerry Grimo
Phone: evening / 802.674.5908
           day / 603-826-1260

Does your COMPANY know how to Break Through The CLUTTER?

In a time of overwhelming noise and clutter in the media, it has become increasingly harder for companies to be noticed or make their message heard.

Keeping employees loyal and happy to continue their contribution to your company's growth is no small task either, in an era where job hopping has become almost an Olympic sport. It is not breaking news that smart companies say it with a song. Even politicians resorted during this mid term election political campaigns to jingles to help voters remember their names long enough to vote for them. Why not follow their lead and “say it with a song”.

Get a versatile and scalable Jazz band like Gerry Grimo to help you get your message out this holiday season. Whether you need a full 13 piece Jazz Ensemble for a New Year's Eve party or a Corporate Function or a duo: a pianist and an upright bass for a 'Thursday night' dinner or cocktail hour special, Gerry Grimo and the East Bay Jazz Ensemble can accommodate.

Gerry Grimo will help your company get a clear message out to your valuable customers, your loyal employees or anyone else for that matter. Besides what is old is new again. Take the Lindy Hop for instance. Diners and cafes around New England are finding out that even younger audiences love this style of music, if given a chance. What style of music is this? The toe tapping heart throbbing music that your parents and grandparents listened to, music played by Tommy Dorsey, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Buddy Rich, Count Basie, Harry James, and Glenn Miller.

In a period of discovery and when what is old is new again, Gerry Grimo and the East Bay Jazz Ensemble (EBJE) find out that more and more smart companies book them for successful corporate functions, fundraisers, concerts, and more. Even college dances request Gerry Grimo and his Jazz ensemble and over and over again for their proms at Magdalen College in Warner, NH and now the newly discovered Lindy Hop Dance Club, at Middlebury College in Middlbury, Vt.

Lindy Hop is an example of what blending dance styles can produce. In this case, the African and European influence came together to produce something unique that has been loved by countless fans for the better part of a century now, in countries all over the world. Lindy Hop can be accurately described as a Partner Jazz Dance. The Partner bit is the European dance tradition, with it the varied repertoire of moves, steps and techniques. The Jazz part is the African-American tradition with expressive full body free solo movement. "Dance" of course, is something all people from all cultures do and have been doing since time immemorial. We're talking movement that is a part of the music, expressing the music, in a musical conversation and play with a partner.

Many other companies made good use of this old, newly discovered craze of the swing era and Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center is one of them as they organized a swing soiree for the benefit of their employees last year. "Everyone loves the Jazz Ensemble" says Melisa Leenders, HR Officer, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center.

Iif you want to break through the clutter and have your message heard or simply give your employees a treat and an unforgettable night of music and dancing contact Gerry Grimo and the EBJE and book him for one of your functions. All it takes is having Gerry and His Band perform only once, and you, your guests and employees will be hooked and feel the power of music.

Gerry Grimo is no newcomer to this scene. With over 30 years of music and business sense under his belt, you can be sure your company's message is in very good hands. When one meets Gerry Grimo, director of the East Bay Jazz Ensemble, he sees a shy, soft-spoken career banker that somehow comes alive in his role as Emcee, lead singer, bassist, keyboardist, librarian, equipment manager and all around jack of all trades for the traditional style big band that has become part of his heart and soul. As a native of Bristol, RI he grew up listening to the big band sounds of his dad's outstanding collection of big band albums. Tommy Dorsey, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Buddy Rich, Count Basie, Harry James, and Glenn Miller were household standards for the Grimo's. Growing up in the late 60's and early 70's, taking 10 years of accordion lessons, it was only natural to dream of being part of a big band like that some day. "I've seen the Glenn Miller story at least 20 times. That probably says everything you need to know about me" Gerry says.

Over the past (3) three decades Gerry Grimo and the EBJE have been a popular choice for weddings large and small and for Corporate Functions. Gerry Grimo and his band also get involved with non-profit organizations, benefit concerts, gallery openings or just special music nights at your restaurant or café. This is by far, your best, most affordable and versatile music choice in New England.

To find out more about Gerry Grimo and the East Bay Jazz Ensemble or to book them for one of your upcoming weddings or events and break through the clutter contact Gerry Grimo at 802.674.5908, e-mail at or visit the website for an updated Calendar of Events or to book them for your next affair and break through the clutter!