Supporting the Arts on First Night Chatham

Performances

Preliminary Schedule subject to change

440 Gypsy Jazz
 
440 Gypsy Jazz
Combining the sounds of jazz and gypsy music, 440 expands on the tradition of gypsy jazz established by Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli.
Combining the sounds of jazz and gypsy music, 440 expands on the tradition of gypsy jazz established by Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli, with danceable swing standards from the era of Cole Porter, George Gershwin & Benny Goodman as well as originals by the band. Their toe-tapping, snappy, hot jazz, swinging style is a delight to experience.
Orpheum Theater at  3:00 PM
 
All Worn Out Jug Band
 
All Worn Out Jug Band
Performing tunes from the traditional Jug Band songbook, seasoned with old country, folk, gospel and blues.
A post-revival roots music band, performing a stew of traditional tunes from the Kweskin/Even Dozen/Memphis Jug Bands’ songbook, seasoned with country, folk, gospel, and blues. The group performs eclectic sets that include Jug Band classics interwoven with American roots music from traditional folk to Cajun, country and gospel. As with many accomplished Jug Bands, you can expect to hear a washtub bass, dueling washboards, kazoos, whistles, and of course, a jug – a full complement of strings including guitar, mandolin, fiddle, banjo and Dobro, and an occasional concertina.
Unitarian Universalist Meeting House at  8:00 PM
Unitarian Universalist Meeting House at  9:00 PM
 
Another Tequila Sunrise - Eagles Tribute Band
 
Another Tequila Sunrise - Eagles Tribute Band
Another Tequila Sunrise is America's Most Authentic Eagles Tribute band.
Another Tequila Sunrise has been performing to sell-out crowds all over the country for nearly eighteen years. The thunderous applause and standing ovations emphasize that this group is the premiere Eagles Tribute band in the country. Performing complete album sets to solo material from Don Henley, Glenn Frey, and Joe Walsh. This group offers a sophisticated performance ranging from soaring ballads to heavy rockers, with sweet vocal harmonies and jangling guitars; they cover it all! Another Tequila Sunrise captures the musical experience of the Eagles and beyond.
Elementary School Gym at  9:00 to 11:30 PM
 
Antonina & David The Mentalists
 
Antonina & David The Mentalists
David & Antonia's show is like no other around – a blend of mind-reading and comedy magic.
Antonina and David perform an extraordinary show of mind reading and telepathy. Their show has been described as “extremely interactive and mind blowing”. It includes: revealing thoughts, future predictions and many unbelievable coincidences. One of the highlights of the show is their telepathy act, which is a unique performance art that was originally a specialty act during the times of vaudeville theater and is rarely seen now days. Based out of Boston, this international mind reading duo has captivated many audiences around the country performing their show as well as they tour internationally with various cruise ships. What makes these multi talented performers' show truly unique is they not only entertain you, but also make you a part of the mind-blowing experience that is mentalism. This double threat mentalist duo brings a unique multicultural mind reading performance that makes for an unforgettable show!
Elementary School Gym at  8:00 PM
 
Atwater ~ Donnelly Duo
Photo by Russell Gusetti
 
Atwater ~ Donnelly Duo
Programs of traditional American and Celtic folk songs, plus so much more, that appeal to all ages.
The highly acclaimed husband-wife duo, Aubrey Atwater and Elwood Donnelly, present delightful programs of traditional American and Celtic folk songs, a cappella pieces, old-time gospel songs, dance tunes, and original works. Elwood and Aubrey blend gorgeous and unusual harmonies and play guitar, Appalachian mountain dulcimer, mandolin, tin whistle, harmonica, banjo, bones, spoons, limberjacks, and other surprises including demonstration of Appalachian clog dancing, French Canadian footwork, and Tap. Their performance is appealing to all ages, with humor, audience participation, and a relaxed stage presence.
Congregational Church at  9:00 PM
 
Brewster Bayside Skippers
 
Brewster Bayside Skippers
Promoting the sport of jump rope while teaching the value of self-motivation, physical fitness and teamwork.
Since 1993, the Brewster Bayside Skippers have been promoting the sport of jump rope while teaching the value of self-motivation, physical fitness and teamwork. Started by Coach Paul Mullin and now coached by John Hammond, the team has grown from a handful of elementary students into a team of national and international champions. They have jumped in parades all over the Cape, and have also had 3 members jump in a group in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in 2013 and 2015.

The team had 14 top ten finishes and 15 top 20 finishes at the 2015 National Competition. The team returned to the National Competition in 2016 and placed in the top 5 for four speed events (including two 3rd place finishes), and the top 10 for five additional speed events. In the individual freestyle events, there was one top 5 placement and two top 10 placements.
Community Center Gym at  1:00 PM
Community Center Gym at  2:00 PM
 
Cape Cod Fiddlers
 
Cape Cod Fiddlers
Their energetic fiddle performances draw from both international and American fiddle traditions.
Known for their energetic fiddle performances, the Cape Cod Fiddlers draw their repertoire from the Irish, Scottish, Shetland Isles, Scandinavian, Cape Breton, French Canadian and American fiddle traditions. They have been playing fiddle together since 1989!
Methodist Church at  9:00 PM
Methodist Church at  10:00 PM
 
Cape Cod Jazz Quartet
 
Cape Cod Jazz Quartet
Four of Cape Cod's top Jazz Musicians play a great variety of jazz standards, originals and Brazilian music.
The Cape Cod Jazz Quartet is comprised of four of Cape Cod's top Jazz Musicians with Bruce Abbott from Brewster on sax & flute, Fred Boyle from South Yarmouth on piano, Ron Ormsby on bass from Centerville, and Bart Weisman on drums from Orleans. This group has appeared at concerts and private events across Cape Cod and they are joined by Steve Ahern on trumpet & flute from Florida during the summer months to form the Cape Cod Jazz Quintet. The group has accompanied vocalists Dane Vannatter and Siobhan Magnus (from American Idol) and recorded two CDs including one with Dane Vannatter.
Orpheum Theater at  1:00 PM
 
The Cape Cod Sax Quartet
 
The Cape Cod Sax Quartet
Cape Cod's most well-known saxophonists on soprano sax, alto sax, tenor sax, and bari sax.
The Cape Cod Sax Quartet is comprised of some of Cape Cod's most accomplished saxophonists: Berke McKelvey, Maurice Soque, Ryder Corey, and Nicholas Suchecki. Individually, the members of the group have performed with both Cape-based artists and internationally renowned artists, including the Cape Symphony, Funktapuss, Chandler Travis, the Glenn Miller Orchestra, Gladys Knight and the Pips, and the Artie Shaw Orchestra.

With no rhythm section, a sax quartet exhibits skills in intonation, communication, balance, blend, and independence. Throughout their shows, they teach the audience about the history and mechanics of the various saxophones. Not only will you enjoy the music played by an ensemble you have most likely never heard or seen before, you will also learn something!
St. Christopher's Chapel at  1:00 PM
 
Cape Cod Ukulele Club
 
Cape Cod Ukulele Club
Local ukulele enthusiasts goal is to have fun and play good music.
The Cape Cod Ukulele Club was formed in 2014 and plays regularly at local residential care facilities. The group is about having fun and playing good music. Harmonicas, kazoos, train whistles, various noisemakers, general silliness, and fits of laughter occur at any practice or show. They have been described as Hee Haw but with ukuleles.
Community Center 2nd Floor at  5:00 PM
 
Cape Conservatory CJazz Concert
 
Cape Conservatory CJazz Concert
Jazz standards performed by students and instructors from the Cape Conservatory .
An encore Night Before the Night performance by a special group brought together just for First Night Chatham. The group is composed of three students at the Cape Conservatory, and three professional musicians who perform and teach music on Cape Cod. They will perform jazz standards from all periods. Note: This performance is on Monday evening, Dec 30th, and does require a button.

The Cape Conservatory students were selected based on their talent and ability to play the instruments. The professional musicians are Alan Clinger (guitar), Ron Ormsby (bass) Bart Weisman (drums & CJazz Director), and the student musicians this year are from both the Barnstable and Falmouth campuses of the Cape Conservatory:
  • Dante Colpus (Trombone) from Falmouth High School
  • Liam Flynn (Guitar) from Barnstable High School
  • Anna Barnocky (Drums) from Sturgis Charter Public School East
Methodist Church at  7:30 pm on December 30
 
Celtic Roots
 
Celtic Roots
Celtic Roots, originally known as Keltic Kids, is known for their innovative arrangements and engaging performances of Celtic music.
These award winning young musicians are known for their original compositions, innovative arrangements, and engaging performances of Celtic music. They perform regularly at benefit concerts and major folk festivals and love sharing their love for Celtic music and culture with their audiences. Celtic Roots was formed in 2012 by Clayton March at West Bend Music in Dennis Port, Massachusetts.
Holy Redeemer Church at  7:00 PM
 
Chatham Poets Read
 
Chatham Poets Read
For a respite from the noise of the night, join some of our local poets of all ages reading their own poetry.
First Night Chatham is a celebration of the arts. Join some of our local poets of all ages for a lively and entertaining reading their own poetry. A First Night Chatham tradition that provides a respite from the noise of the night.
St. Christopher's Chapel at  7:00 PM  (Button-free)
 
Chicago Total Access - A Chicago Tribute Band
 
Chicago Total Access - A Chicago Tribute Band
A Chicago tribute band dedicated to covering the band's catalog that spans over 45 years.
New England's premier tribute to the band, Chicago. This is a hi-energy, explosive show band dedicated to covering the band's catalog that spans over 45 years. The audience will have “total access” to the music of Chicago.
Monomoy Middle School Auditorium at  8:00 to 11:00 PM
 
Chinese Folk Art Dancers
 
Chinese Folk Art Dancers
Traditional Chinese folk arts such as Dragon Dance, Lion Dance, Taiwanese Drums, Chinese yoyo and Folk Dance.
The Chinese Folk Art Workshop is a non-profit organization based in the Boston area. The Workshop aims to promote interaction with and understanding of Chinese culture in the community. Its members range in age from 12 to 18, and they perform a variety of traditional Chinese folk arts such as Dragon Dance, Lion Dance, Taiwanese Drums, Chinese yoyo and Folk Dance. The purpose of the Chinese Folk Art Workshop is to highlight the beauty of Chinese Folk Arts and to help a new generation of American-born Chinese showcase their talents and gifts.
Monomoy Middle School Auditorium at  2:00 PM
Monomoy Middle School Auditorium at  4:00 PM
 
Cirque du Jour
 
Cirque du Jour
The circus comes to Chatham for one of First Night Chatham's most popular entertainments.
Top notch big talent includes juggling, animal acts, clowns, ringmaster, tightrope walking, a girl on a flying trapeze, and anything else you can think of! Four performances again this year.
Monomoy Middle School Large Gym at  1:00 PM
Monomoy Middle School Large Gym at  3:00 PM
Monomoy Middle School Large Gym at  5:00 PM
Monomoy Middle School Large Gym at  7:00 PM
 
The Clancy Tradition
 
The Clancy Tradition
A family of accomplished traditional Irish musicians performs vocals and instrumentals to warm the soul.
Lively Irish music, both vocal and instrumental, to warm the soul. Eugene Clancy on guitar and vocals, his daughter Rosemary Clancy on fiddle and mandolin, son John Clancy on bass, Pat on piano and accordion, and Mike Melanophy on button accordion. The music includes tunes from the middle of the last century which were played on Sunday afternoons in the front room of the Clancy home in the small village of Charlemont, County Armagh. It was there that Eugene and Pat took up their instruments to perform the repertoire of Irish folk music.
Holy Redeemer Church at  8:00 PM
Holy Redeemer Church at  9:00 PM
 
Colum Cille Pipes and Drums
 
Colum Cille Pipes and Drums
Clad in the red and black Cunningham tartan, a wide repertoire provides great music and fun for everyone.
Colum Cille is a band that performs not only Scottish and Irish pipe and drum band music, but a variety of genres, including Gaelic and American. This award winning band is named after an Irish saint who is revered as a symbol of unity. They wear the red and black Cunningham tartan. Great music in a fun and friendly environment.
Elementary School Gym at  7:00 PM
 
Community Handbell Ringers
Photo: John Markus
 
Community Handbell Ringers
Handbell ringers are the perfect group to ring in the New Year!
A group of handbell ringers from the Chatham and Harwich Congregational Churches will ring in the New Year, playing patriotic, folk and classic songs.
St. Martin's Lodge at  3:00 PM  (Button-free)
St. Martin's Lodge at  4:00 PM  (Button-free)
 
Cove Jazz Quartet
 
Cove Jazz Quartet
Frank and John and Rick and Larry play jazz arrangements of standards, popular tunes and some of their own originals.
Cove Jazz Quartet is comprised of four accomplished musicians who perform on Cape Cod and in the Boston area. Long-time First Night Chatham artists Frank Giasullo and John Owens are joined by Rick Arnoldi on guitar and Larry Biron on drums. They play jazz arrangements of standards, popular tunes and some of their own originals. The well-known combo includes flute, guitar, bass, drums.

Frank Giasullo, on flute, wind synthesizer, and soprano saxophone is a versatile and talented multi-instrumentalist. He helps keep the group focused on crowd-pleasing jazz. “It is such a pleasure to play with these guys.” Rick Arnoldi, the guitar player, has toured with major R&B and Rock Artists. John Owens, on bass and guitar, composes and arranges originals for the band and has played for shows with Jazz and Rock Bands in Boston and New York. Larry Biron, the drummer, is both an art and music lover. He owns the Cove Gallery in Wellfleet, MA and has played drums in Blues, Rock, and Jazz Bands throughout the Northampton area.“ It's a great mix.”
St. Christopher's Chapel at  5:00 PM
 
CrabGrass Bluegrass Band
 
CrabGrass Bluegrass Band
Cape Cod's own bluegrass artists! Bass, guitar, mandolin,banjo, fiddle and plenty of great vocals.
Cape Cod's own true bluegrass band for the last 20 years playing a mix of traditional and contemporary bluegrass music. Always energetic and incomparably entertaining, CrabGrass is comprised of Les Beavan - banjo and vocals, Chris Miner - mandolin and vocals, Dan Fortier - guitar and vocals, Ted Mello - bass and vocals, and Billy Hardy - fiddle.
Methodist Church at  7:00 PM
Methodist Church at  8:00 PM
 
Dawn Derow
 
Dawn Derow
THE LADIES WHO LEAD THE BAND” with an award-winning Cape Cod native cabaret vocalist.
THE LADIES WHO LEAD THE BAND” Dawn Derow, originally from Cape Cod and a NYC resident for 20 years, is back for her 2nd year at First Night Chatham. This award-winning vocalist and cabaret artist can sing anything. This year she will fill the rafters at Saint Christopher's Church with the SONGS of FEMALE artists ranging from the 1950's to today; These women are the leaders of their own bands! Some of which include: Bonnie Raitt, Linda Rondstadt, Pat Beneath, Stevie Nicks, P!NK, and Brandie Carlile. With Paul McWilliams on the piano.

A Cape Cod New Yorker, Dawn grew up in Eastham. Awards: 2018 MAC AWARD for Best Vocalist, 2016 Bistro Award for Outstanding Vocalist, 2015 MAC AWARD for Best Duo Show.
St. Christopher's Church at  1:00 PM
 
Thom Dutton
 
Thom Dutton
Celtic harp and vocals . . A relaxing New Years tradition.
This troubadour of the Celtic harp and voice reaches the audience with charm and good stories. A New Year's tradition. He is also an accomplished vocalist, therapeutic music practitioner and handbell ringer, who has published more than a dozen books of harp music.
Orpheum Theater at  11:00 PM
 
Shaun England Jazz Trio
 
Shaun England Jazz Trio
An all star group that will satisfy with sound.
With a voice and tone evocative of Leonard Cohen and poetic verses that relate to all of our experiences, Shaun England creates soulful music with a deep sense of tradition that stems from his roots of playing with many of New England's finest musicians.
St. Martin's Lodge at  1:00 PM
St. Martin's Lodge at  2:00 PM
 
Digney Fignus Band
 
Digney Fignus Band
Singer/Songwriter Digney Fignus is renowned for his infectious melodies and energetic performances
Americana Singer/Songwriter Digney Fignus is renowned for his infectious melodies and energetic performances. His latest song “The Emperor Wears No Clothes” delivers a contemporary piece of political satire that will tickle your funny bone and have you singing along before the end of the song!

Starting on the punk scene in Boston in the 1980's with his club Streets, his first hit was “The Girl With The Curious hand”. He has more recently released three CDs of Americana music, and now lives on the Cape and performs regularly around Cape music venues.
Community Center Gym at  9:00 to 11:30 PM
 
Fred Fried - Bruce Abbott Jazz Duo
 
Fred Fried - Bruce Abbott Jazz Duo
Jazz guitarist Fred Fried and jazz saxophonist Bruce Abbott are known for their fluid improvisational interaction.
Jazz guitarist Fred Fried and jazz saxophonist Bruce Abbott's repertoire includes everything from classic Sinatra to inventive Beatles' covers. For more than 20 years their fluid improvisational interaction has made them in-demand performers for restaurants, clubs and concerts on Cape Cod and beyond. Bruce is a member of the Cape Cod Jazz Quintet, which will also perform at First Night Chatham.
St. Christopher's Chapel at  4:00 PM
 
Friends of Monomoy
Photo: Michael & Suz Karchmer
 
Friends of Monomoy
Scenes and Songs from Shakespeare, with performers of the Monomoy Theater Company.
The Monomoy Theatre players will present scenes and songs from musicals based on Shakespeare, as well as some scenes from Shakespeare plays performed at Monomoy.
Congregational Church at  8:00 PM
 
Ana Glig and James Rosenblum
 
Ana Glig and James Rosenblum
Ana and James are an electrifying husband and wife classical piano duo.
Husband and wife piano duo Ana Glig and James Rosenblum return to First Night Chatham, presenting an exciting program of four hand piano music by Johannes Brahms and Antonin Dvorak. Ana Glig and James Rosenblum are individually acclaimed concert pianists praised for their “electrifying stage presence.”
Congregational Church at  4:00 PM
 
Rick Goldin
 
Rick Goldin
Children sing, dance and jump along with Rick and his singing animal puppets.
Children love Rick Goldin's performances because they get to sing, dance and jump along with Rick and his singing animal puppets. His songs feature lots of movement and child participation, and surprises and unexpected twists that keep even his youngest listeners paying close attention.
St. Christopher's Chapel at  2:00 PM
St. Christopher's Chapel at  3:00 PM
 
George Gritzbach Band
 
George Gritzbach Band
The GG Band is back to give you a healthy dose of Original House Rockin' Roots R&B.
The George Gritzbach Band is back to give you a healthy dose of Original House Rockin' Roots R&B. A high-energy dance band strongly rooted in the blues, funk, and New Orleans, The GG Band plays inventive takes on classics and a healthy helping of innovative originals. Gritzbach’s smoky vocals, steamy harmonica, and shimmering guitar make the air sizzle with excitement.
St. Martin's Lodge at  9:00 to 11:30 PM
 
Billy Hardy & Beth Sweeney
 
Billy Hardy & Beth Sweeney
Music from the Scottish, Irish, French Canadian, Bluegrass, and Appalachian fiddle traditions.
From elegant slow airs, spirited marches and hornpipes, to lively jigs and reels, Billy and Beth perform music from the Scottish, Irish, French Canadian, Bluegrass, and Appalachian fiddle traditions. Cape Cod based and performing together for over 20 years, their instruments include fiddle, piano, and banjo, with songs in Irish Gaelic. Billy Hardy is a long-time member of the Cape Cod Fiddlers.
Methodist Church at  5:00 PM
 
Chev Hardy
 
Chev Hardy
Chev Hardy is a jazz vocalist who evokes the greats - Ella, Sarah, and Billy holiday, singing lots of Cole Porter.
Chev Hardy is a jazz vocalist and lover of “well-aged” pop, whose rich contralto weaves effortlessly through her repertoire of blues, pop and jazz standards. She has performed at venues both on and off the Cape, including The Mews Restaurant and Tin Pan Alley in Provincetown, Birdland in NYC, and the annual Yule for Fuel event at WHAT in Wellfleet.

Chev will be accompanied by Greg Polanik. Greg honed his skills in the jazz clubs of St. Louis, before arriving on the Cape a few years ago. With decades of experience on the acoustic and electric guitar, Greg weaves wide ranging influences together to create music that can be both intimate and exciting.
Orpheum Theater at  9:00 PM
 
Ice Carving by Chip Koser
 
Ice Carving by Chip Koser
Watch Chip and his team carve a beautiful sculpture from large blocks of ice.
Ice sculptor Chip Koser carves a beautiful sculpture from large blocks of ice. In 2011, Chip and his team took home a bronze medal at the World Ice Art Championship held in Fairbanks, Alaska.
Cape Cod 5: Front Lawn at  12:00 to 4:00 PM  (Button-free)
 
Beau Jackett & Friends
 
Beau Jackett & Friends
A talented ensemble of Cape Cod performers, Beau and friends program covers traditional musical theater to contemporary pop hits.
Beau Jackett is thrilled to be ringing in the New Year with his closest friends at First Night Chatham 2020! Beau is a Cape Cod native and has been performing locally for most of his life. An accomplished actor and singer, he was most recently seen as George Bailey in Provincetown Theater's production of “It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play.” He has assembled a talented team of musicians to help “Strike Up the Band.”

Selections vary from traditional musical theater to contemporary pop hits. Misao Koyama will accompany on piano, Malcolm Granger will be on bass/guitar, Michael Dunford on drums, and Justin Torrellas on sax. Featured vocalists include Rebecca Riley, Sara Sneed, Chris Edwards, Susanna Creel, Steve Ross, Brandon Prentiss, and Beau's very own daughter, Lucie – a budding actress at Nauset Middle School. Join us!
Congregational Church at  10:00 PM
Congregational Church at  11:00 PM
 
Bradley James - The Boston Piano Kid
 
Bradley James - The Boston Piano Kid
Known as the Boston Piano Kid, 16 year old Bradley James is an exciting showman.
Bradley James, also known as the “Boston Piano Kid”, returns to First Night Chatham for another exciting performance. Bradley is 16 years old and has performed for several years in the Boston area. He plays from his heart and brings his emotions to life through the keys. In addition to the piano, Bradley also performs on the Tenor Saxophone, Ukulele, Guitar, Harmonica, Vocals and is also learning the Accordion. In 2015 he was voted Boston's Top Instrumentalist by the Young Performer's Club and was the Grand Prize winner at the New England Talent Agency Showcase in Music and Acting.
Elementary School Gym at  3:00 PM
 
Greg Johnson and the James Taylor Tribute Band
 
Greg Johnson and the James Taylor Tribute Band
This First Night Chatham favorite will be performing a voice and guitar tribute to James Taylor.
Greg Johnson has been a central part of the Cape's local color as a Nauset Beach lifeguard legend, professional artist and musician. He is returning to First Night Chatham and will be performing a voice and guitar tribute to James Taylor with a little help from his friends.
St. Martin's Lodge at  7:00 PM
St. Martin's Lodge at  8:00 PM
 
Julie And Denya: Big Band Standards and American Gems
 
Julie And Denya: Big Band Standards and American Gems
Julie and Denya's concert will feature songs made famous by artists such as The Andrews Sisters, Judy Garland, Doris Day, Bobby Darin, Patti Page and Pete Seeger.
Known for their high energy and down home style, Julie and Denya's concert will feature songs made famous by artists such as The Andrews Sisters, Judy Garland, Doris Day, Bobby Darin, Patti Page and Pete Seeger. Their lively vocal harmonies sparkle and inspire. They play fiddle, guitar, ukuleles and percussion. This duo has a zest for life that is contagious, and they'll knock your socks off!

Julie Charland is a Nashville recording artist, full time musician, and an award-winning songwriter with a voice that is resonant and gorgeous.

Denya LeVine is a full time musician who has lived and performed on Cape Cod for 35 years. She worked at the Fillmore East rock music theater and lived in the British Isles, Europe and Central Asia.
Orpheum Theater at  5:00 PM
 
Sue Keller
 
Sue Keller
Ragtime piano, plus a little vintage jazz and vocals, keeps the high energy of First Night Chatham flowing late into the evening.
A talented ragtime pianist and occasional vocalist, Sue Keller started playing piano when she was four. She also studied flute and took voice lessons, played guitar, and sang in some school operas. After a wide variety of musical jobs (including playing rock), she started concentrating more on vintage jazz and ragtime.
St. Christopher's Church at  10:00 PM
St. Christopher's Church at  11:00 PM
 
Dan Kennedy
 
Dan Kennedy
Dan Kennedy is an award-winning composer, pianist and recording artist whose Classical Crossover music has been lauded across the country for its style and feeling.
Dan Kennedy is an award-winning composer, pianist and recording artist whose Classical Crossover music has been lauded across the country for its style and feeling. Classically trained at the Oberlin and New England Conservatories, he will be bringing his unique brand of piano music to First Night Chatham. Having performed in 21 states and Canada, he is coming off of a win at the Enlightened Piano Radio (EPR) for their 2019 Album of the Year. Dan's music has had four publishers and been heard on 250 radio stations around the world, and is in current rotation at SiriusXM, Pandora, Spotify, and Music Choice. Dan lives in an 1860 farmhouse in Amherst, Massachusetts.
Congregational Church at  3:00 PM
 
Zoë Lewis
 
Zoë Lewis
Zoë Lewis delivers vintage jazz, gypsy swing and latin inspired originals on anything from the piano to the spoons!
Zoë Lewis delivers vintage jazz, gypsy swing and latin inspired originals on anything from the piano to the spoons! This virtual “Band in a body” is known for her stories as much as for her music. Originally from the UK, she has made Provincetown her home for the last 28 years. She's traveled to over 70 countries, released 8 albums of original material, toured with Judy Collins, Richie Havens, Nanci Griffiths and the Indigo Girls, has won numerous songwriting awards and written and produced 2 musicals. “A gorgeous writer – so evocative and tender and thoughtful. And a mesmerizing performer” Dominique Browning, NYT.

Get ready for an upbeat and thoroughly entertaining show!
Community Center 2nd Floor at  3:00 PM
Community Center 2nd Floor at  4:00 PM
 
Liston-Kraft /Weiser Piano Duo
 
Liston-Kraft /Weiser Piano Duo
Exciting performers of “four hands” piano music.
Pianists Philip Liston-Kraft and Daniel Weiser play together on the same piano. The duo is an exciting four-hand piano team that has been praised for their tight-knit unity. The Duo has been performing together regularly for six years in New England and along the East Coast from North Carolina to New Hampshire. Individually, each is an accomplished artist; together, they are simply a force of pianistic energy.
Methodist Church at  3:00 PM
Methodist Church at  4:00 PM
 
M.A.D. Jazz
 
M.A.D. Jazz
Jazz sounds that are perfect for a late December evening.
The MAD Jazz quartet members are Dan Sullivan (saxophone and flute), Rod McCaulley (Bass), Todd Shipman (Drums), and Alan Clinger (Guitar). Each of the musicians has a unique musical history, but for all of them, their passion is jazz. The style of their music is Mainstream Jazz which includes Standards, Swing, Blues, Bebop, and some Contemporary pieces. The songs will be presented as the melody, improvisation, and a recapitulation of the melody. We hope it brings feelings of delight to the audience.
Orpheum Theater at  8:00 PM
 
Joe and Sarah Marchio
 
Joe and Sarah Marchio
Joe on organ, joined by his wife Sarah on bagpipes.
Joe is the First Congregational Church of Chatham music director and organist, and is also the conductor of the Chatham Chorale. He is joined by his wife Sarah on bagpipes. A unique combination of music and talent!
St. Christopher's Church at  7:00 PM
 
Joe Mongelli Jazz Trio
Photo: Monomoy Photography
 
Joe Mongelli Jazz Trio
Cool, contemporary renditions of jazz and American Song Book favorites, with their own unique arrangements and inspired playing.
A staple of the Cape Cod jazz circuit, Joe and his Trio deliver cool, contemporary renditions of jazz and American Song Book favorites, their own unique arrangements and inspired playing. They strive to find just the right balance between the musicians, their audience, and this great music. Come and enjoy!
Congregational Church at  5:00 PM
 
Monomoy Seven
 
Monomoy Seven
Dixieland jazz - swinging improvisations on familiar and not so familiar tunes, and requests from the audience.
Dixieland Jazz – a perennial favorite! With Jeff Hughes on cornet leading the band, you'll hear lots of swinging improvisations on familiar and maybe not so familiar tunes, with each musician featured on specialty numbers, and on requested tunes from the audience. This is always a fun and exciting performance, so come and sit awhile, and prepare to enjoy some hot jazz to warm the chilly night!
St. Christopher's Parish Hall at  8:00 to 11:30 PM  (Button-free)
 
Shawn Mullins, Master Magician
 
Shawn Mullins, Master Magician
A magic show with mystery, mind reading and mental gymnastics.
Shawn's magic show for grown-ups (and kids too) is filled with mystery, mind reading and mental gymnastics leading to a huge surprise at the end. There are multiple moments where volunteers are able to participate, things are borrowed (and returned safe!) and one person will even have the whole audience read their mind.
Orpheum Theater at  7:00 PM
 
New England Digital Accordion Orchestra
 
New England Digital Accordion Orchestra
The New England Digital Accordion Orchestra is the nation's first-ever digital accordion orchestra.
The New England Digital Accordion Orchestra is the nation's first-ever digital accordion orchestra. The Orchestra was organized and is conducted by world-renowned music educator Sam Falcetti. Roland V digital accordions, which first appeared in 2004, are a far cry from the old family “squeeze boxes”. They reproduce virtually every musical instrumental sound through a technology that's as versatile as it is portable. One accordionist aptly described this instrument as “an orchestra in a box!”

The New England Digital Accordion Orchestra performs in many genres including jazz, standards, classical, big band, Broadway, ethnic, country, and rock. The Orchestra may sound like a brass band, a full-out symphony, marching band, or a classic Big Band. Each accordion is capable of playing two or more “instruments” at the same time, even varying the volume of each. The ensemble is complemented by drums, percussion, guitar, and vocalists. The Orchestra currently features more than 20 players representing four of the six New England States.
Methodist Church at  1:00 PM
Methodist Church at  2:00 PM
 
New New Orleans Jazz Band
 
New New Orleans Jazz Band
The band has been playing traditional jazz around the greater Boston area for more than thirty years.
The New New Orleans Jazz Band has been playing traditional jazz around the greater Boston area for more than thirty years. Their First Night Chatham performance will feature four special guests: cornet player Jeff Hughes, John Clark on clarinet and sax, Jon Wheatley on guitar and banjo, and Albie Bernard on tuba. (First Night Chatham regulars know Jeff Hughes as the leader of the Monomoy Seven). Backing them up will be NNOJB regulars Ron L'Herault on trombone and Nick Ribush on keyboard.
Elementary School Gym at  4:00 PM
Elementary School Gym at  5:00 PM
 
North Country
 
North Country
Playing everything from Classic Country to today’s Top Country music, and line dancing instruction.
Playing it all, from Classic Country to today’s Top Country music, North Country will have you on your feet dancing the night away.
Line Dance Instruction: . Come and learn a few steps and put them to use with the band during the show. Line Dance instruction during North Country’s performance, and during the band’s break. Professional instructor Cathy Hatch will teach you the steps and the moves to keep your boots scootin’ across the dance floor all night.
Community Center Gym at  7:00 PM
Community Center Gym at  8:00 PM
 
North Shore Acappella
 
North Shore Acappella
Exciting, visual, musical, warm and funny, this group is fabulous with class, style, and heart!
The special art of delivering music without instrumental accompaniment is what North Shore Acappella is all about. The award-winning group offers a continuously fresh repertoire comprising hundreds of popular hits.

Every performance is arranged in a way that showcases each singer in a lead role – a trait that very few a cappella groups in the country can claim. Tommy Duarte, Dennis Taylor, Jimmy Martin, Vinny Straccia and Steve Gambale have excited audiences throughout New England for over 35 years, adding an experienced blend of harmony, rhythm, and tempo to songs from the 1940's through today.

In 2011 North Shore Acappella was featured on NBC's The Sing Off dazzling listeners across the country.
St. Christopher's Church at  4:00 PM
St. Christopher's Church at  5:00 PM
 
Out Late with Diana Di Gioia
 
Out Late with Diana Di Gioia
Roots rock and blues meet witty, compelling storytelling in the songs of Out Late's Diana Di Gioia.
Rock/Blues/Americana songwriter Diana Di Gioia brings her award winning music and her band, Out Late, to First Night Chatham! Diana describes her original songs as blending “word nerd lyrics with rock n roll energy”. The band features Di Gioia on vocals and rhythm guitar, J Hagenbuckle on lead guitar, Melody Masi on backing vocals and Melissa Weidman on bass. Together their sound is upbeat, guitar driven, and powered by danceable rhythms, with influences from surf to rockabilly to swing blues.

Out Late with Diana Di Gioia has performed at The Cape Cod Women's Music Festival, Payomet Performing Arts Center, Eastham's First Encounter Coffeehouse, First Night Chatham, and a host of other festivals, coffeehouses. Payomet Performing Arts Center says “She and her band bring youthful energy, exuberant sound and fun storytelling to her original body of songs.”.
Orpheum Theater at  2:00 PM
 
Trevor Pearson
 
Trevor Pearson
Fun for all ages! Trevor combines hilarious antics and visually spectacular, award-winning juggling skills.
Trevor Pearson’s interactive juggling show combines hilarious antics and visually spectacular, award-winning juggling skills with a message of self-empowerment. Fun for all ages! Trevor grew up in Brewster and it was there that he learned to juggle as a teen. He’s been juggling professionally for over 15 years, performing and instructing throughout New England, and beyond. Trevor has been inspiring and amusing First Night Chatham audiences for over a decade with the juggling of clubs, rings, balls, boxes, plates, hats, rubber chickens and audience-suggested objects to boot. He might even juggle boots!
Community Center Gym at  3:00 PM
Community Center Gym at  4:00 PM
 
The Placeholders
 
The Placeholders
The Placeholders are a fresh, young, talented band from Harwich & Chatham, playing impressive rock covers from the 60's through today,
The Placeholders are a fresh, young, talented four-piece rock band from Harwich & Chatham. They play impressive rock covers from the 60's through today, with quality harmonies and song arrangements, many featuring the Hammond organ. They're all students of either music or production. You will be captivated and pleasantly surprised not only with their musicianship but also with the sound and production. The band has played on the Main Street programs of both Harwich and Chatham, and headlined their own TD Bank concert series show at Brooks Park in Harwich.
Town Hall (downstairs) at  7:00 PM  (Button-free)
Town Hall (downstairs) at  8:00 PM  (Button-free)
 
Quartett Giocosa
 
Quartett Giocosa
A classical string quartet formed in 2017 by four alumnae of the Cape Symphony.
The women of Quartett Giocosa met years ago at the Cape Symphony, where they are all members, but it took a while for them to figure out that they would make an excellent string quartet. Formed in 2017, Quartett Giocosa is Heather Goodchild Wade (violin), Irina Fainkichen (violin), Irina Naryshkova (viola), and Elizabeth Schultze ('cello).
St. Christopher's Church at  9:00 PM
 
The Reunion Band
 
The Reunion Band
Toe-tapping, happy-feeling bluegrass music .
Known for its tight vocal harmonies and solid traditional bluegrass sound, the Reunion Band features veteran Boston-area musicians Boston-area musicians Richard Brown (mandolin), Dave Dillon (rhythm guitar), Margaret Gerteis (acoustic bass), Laura Orshaw (fiddle) and most recently BB Bowness (banjo) . The band, which has been around since 2002, takes its name from the fact that the members have played together off and on and in various configurations for over 30 years.
Town Hall (downstairs) at  9:00 to 11:30 PM  (Button-free)
 
Monica Rizzio
 
Monica Rizzio
Originally from Texas and Nashville, Monica brings her Americana upbringing to New England.
No stranger to the east coast music scene, Texas-bred and Cape Cod washashore, Monica Rizzio is emerging as one of the finest singer songwriters that call New England home. For over 10 years she played fiddle and sang with Tripping Lily, a folk acoustic pop band, who toured up and down the east coast. In 2012, Monica left the band to rejuvenate her passion for music and began writing to help cope with the loss of the band and love. Drawing on her East Texas roots, Monica and her Martin guitar bring back the the little girl who loved to barrel race on her horse Bo, and she found her outlaw country sound deep within the folk world. Her debut album, aptly named, Washashore Cowgirl, is completely autobiographical, often times delivered in a fictional approach, sometimes with humor, and sometimes so strikingly honest you can feel the pain in her voice.
Orpheum Theater at  4:00 PM
 
Saltwater Jazz
 
Saltwater Jazz
The warm mellow sound of modern jazz — with piano, guitar, bass and drums.
Saltwater Jazz members are Dan Sullivan (saxophone and flute), Rod McCaulley (Bass), Todd Shipman (Drums), and Alan Clinger (Guitar). Each of the musicians has a unique musical history, but for all of them, their passion is jazz. The style of their music is Mainstream Jazz which includes Standards, Swing, Blues, Bebop, and some Contemporary pieces. The songs will be presented as the melody, improvisation, and a recapitulation of the melody. We hope it brings feelings of delight to the audience.
Unitarian Universalist Meeting House at  10:00 PM
Unitarian Universalist Meeting House at  11:00 PM
 
Jacqueline Schwab
Photo: Wayne Harkins
 
Jacqueline Schwab
A folk and classical improvisational pianist - also Ken Burns accompianist and Chatham resident.
Pianist Jacqueline Schwab's musical sensibilities arose from her immersion in the rich classical and folk music scenes of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania's “melting pot” and later in Boston, Massachusetts. She spins musical stories, building bridges to connect listeners to the different cultures and strands forming our American music. Her signature playing infuses the sound tracks of Ken Burns' Grammy-winning Civil War, Baseball, Lewis and Clark, Mark Twain, The War, and others. She has performed at the White House for President Clinton, and, with Scottish singer Jean Redpath, on public radio's A Prairie Home Companion and on CBS' Late Show with David Letterman.
Congregational Church at  7:00 PM
 
Studio Two - The Beatles Tribute
 
Studio Two - The Beatles Tribute
A Beatles tribute to the early years, songs from the pre-Sgt. Pepper era, the Beatles' club and touring years.
Studio Two is a headlining Beatles tribute band that focuses on the early years, choosing songs from the pre-Sgt. Pepper era. Studio Two concentrates on the most exciting time in their career -- the club and touring years. Studio Two's performance captures all of the high energy and danceable 50's and 60's Rock n' Roll songs The Beatles helped popularize. All of this is done in period correct attire and equipment. You will be transported in time!
Elementary School Gym at  1:00 PM
Elementary School Gym at  2:00 PM
 
Suede
 
Suede
Sassy, smooth and simply intoxicating. Suede enchants us, with her New England trio, Fred Boyle on piano, Rich Hill on bass, and Steve Langone on drums.
Cape Cod's own, Suede is coming home to us from tours including headlining with Melissa Etheridge and Sara McLachlan. Sassy, smooth and simply intoxicating, Suede is the real deal (says Joan Rivers) and is thrilled to return to First Night Chatham with her New England trio, Fred Boyle on piano, Rich Hill on bass, and Steve Langone on drums. The NY press says she's like Adele meets Diana Krall meets Bette Midler. Dare her! She had the immense privilege and honor of being the late, great Joan Rivers' opening act. Come see why.

Direct from tours including world renowned clubs like NYC's Birdland, San Francisco's Feinstein's, Washington DC's Blues Alley and The Kennedy Center, Boston's Scullers Jazz Club and more.
St. Christopher's Church at  2:00 PM
St. Christopher's Church at  3:00 PM
 
Gregg Sullivan
Photo: Anton Anderson
 
Gregg Sullivan
Guitarist Gregg Sullivan is a former member of Blood, Sweat & Tears.
Gregg Sullivan is a versatile guitarist and veteran sideman originally from Westfield, NJ who now resides on Cape Cod. He's performed and/or recorded with world renown jazz-rock band Blood, Sweat & Tears, Roger Daltrey of The Who, Mary Wilson of The Supremes, The Rascals and many more. Gregg has toured throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe playing at legendary venues including: The Hollywood Bowl, Birdland in NYC, B.B. King's in NYC, The Fillmore in San Francisco, The Toronto Jazz Festival, and many others. For his performance at First Night Chatham 2020, Gregg will be playing solo, acoustic fingerstyle guitar in the tradition of Chet Atkins, Tommy Emmanuel and Jerry Reed.
St. Christopher's Church at  8:00 PM
 
Tim Sweeney
 
Tim Sweeney
A well-known singer and musician on the Lower Cape, Tim is playing a selection of personal favorites, accompanied on both guitar and ukulele.
Tim Sweeney is a well-known singer and musician on the Lower Cape, having played most of the really good gigs within reach over many years - on acoustic guitar, leading his boomer-rock and roll band, or with his ukulele swing band crooning those great tunes from the American songbook. Tim is performing solo tonight - playing a selection of personal favorites, accompanied on both guitar and ukulele.
Orpheum Theater at  10:00 PM
 
Toe Jam Puppet Band
 
Toe Jam Puppet Band
Sing and dance along as they entertain with original songs, shadow puppetry, storytelling and just plain old good fun.
The Toe Jam Puppet Band performances are very active, encouraging kids and parents to sing and dance along with the band as they entertain with a unique combination of original songs, masterful shadow puppetry, storytelling and just plain old good fun.
Community Center 2nd Floor at  1:00 PM
Community Center 2nd Floor at  2:00 PM
 
We Are the Men
 
We Are the Men
All male voice choir in the European choral tradition, showcasing the beauty and lasting style of male voices.
We Are The Men joins First Night Chatham once again, bringing an eclectic assortment of songs, both contemporary and traditional, to our audiences. Under the direction of Welsh vocalist Chris Roberts, who established the group in 2008, this all male choir in the European choral tradition has members from all over the Cape. The group's accompanist, Cathy Bonnett, was the musical director of the Coast Guard Base Chapel choir. Don't miss hearing this extraordinary and spirited chorus of male voices. They are more than prepared to help you welcome the New Year!
Congregational Church at  1:00 PM
Congregational Church at  2:00 PM
 
Yo-Yo's, Music and Dance with Ooch
 
Yo-Yo's, Music and Dance with Ooch
Yo-yo tricks, cool music and sweet dance moves with “Ooch” Outchcunis for a fun, interactive and high energy afternoon for families of all ages.
EPL favorite Brett “Ooch” Outchcunis combines three of his favorite activities -- yo-yo tricks, cool music and sweet dance moves – for a fun, interactive and high energy afternoon for families of all ages.
Eldredge Public Library at  1:00 PM  (Button-free)