Rockport Music Presents the Grace Kelly Quintet With Opening Act: The Polygroove Orchestra Nov 5th

Gregg Sorensen writes-

Hi, Joey:

I’m very pleased to inform you that jazz saxophonist Grace Kelly, a rising star on the international jazz scene, has just asked The Polygroove Orchestra, made up of five Rockport High School students, to perform as the opening act for her concert at the Shalin Liu Performance Center on Friday, November 5 at 8:00 p.m. Rockport Music is thrilled to present its hometown band of young musicians, continuing its commitment to supporting youth in the Rockport and Gloucester Public Schools and in communities throughout the North Shore.


Rockport Music presents the Grace Kelly Quintet
Opening Act: The Polygroove Orchestra

Friday, November 5, 8PM

Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street in Rockport MA

Ticket prices are $25, $37, $46

Tickets may be purchased at or at 978-546-7391

Grace Kelly is 18 years old and is considered of the greatest jazz saxophonists in the country.

She is also a singer, songwriter and arranger.

She is from Brookline, Massachusetts.

Grace performs in jazz clubs all over the United States and in Europe.

She’s performed at the top jazz festivals in the United States.
Harry Conick Jr, Wynton Marsalis are supporters of Grace.

The Boston Phoenix reader poll named her the “Best Boston Act” for jazz, three years in a row.

For such a young performer she has produced 5 CD’s.
The Polygroove Orchestra, made up of five Rockport High School students, will be the opening act.

Thank you!

Gregg Sorensen

The Polygroove Orchestra
The Polygroove Orchestra consists of five Rockport high school students, who, as part of the school’s music program, joined together to form a jazz combo in 2009. After working together for school performances, the group began to perform publicly  and became known as the Polygroove Orchestra. They have played at a number of events and venues, including the Rockport HarvestFest, the reception to welcome the new Rockport Town Administrator,  the Sandy Bay Yacht Club Lecture Series,  Gloucester’s Battle of the Bands Fundraiser, the Rockport Rotary Club’s Tree-Lighting Dinner, Rockport PTO fundraisers, and a student-organized rally to support the recent town override. Their repertoire is an eclectic mix of jazz, blues, standards, and rock, and they bring a fresh perspective and youthful energy to each performance.
Band members are:
Alex Caffi – drums
Erik Lees – bass
Robin Lovell – keyboard
Alek Razdan – tenor sax/clarinet, vocals
Evan Razdan – trumpet

Georges By Night Event Featuring Encore Performance By Chelsea Berry Nov 6th


Back by popular demand at Georges, Chelsea Berry will return for an encore performance
on Sat. Nov. 6th. We will be serving a full course chicken madeira meal to accompany Chelsea’s
sweet and soulful musical talents. As always seating is limited and will be sold in advance.
Please don’t hesitate if interested, as this event will certainly sell out fast. These events are
BYOB, so bring along your favorite spirits. Festivities begin at 6:30 sharp, tickets are $25 per person
plus gratuity for your servers. For details call 978-281-1910.


Man overboard 46 miles east of Gloucester

I think they canceled the Alert. check out the USCG news site for updates.

from the USCG News site;

BOSTON- The Coast Guard is searching for a person in the water 46 miles east of Gloucester, Mass., Oct. 30, 2010.

Coast Guard Sector Boston received a report from the fishing vessel Miss Lyndsey II that one of their crewmen was missing, after he was witnessed falling overboard.

Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod launched a HH-60 rescue helicopter at 8:36 a.m. The helicopter is on scene and searching for the victim. Coast Guard Station Gloucester launched at around 8 a.m., and is expected to be on scene around 11 a.m.

The Coast Guard is also responding with the Coast Guard Cutter Sanibel, the Coast Guard Cutter Vigorous, and the Coast Guard Cutter Hammerhead. The Sanibel is currently on scene. The Coast Guard Cutter Hammerhead has been directed to launch and is expected to arrive later tonight with the Coast Guard Cutter Vigorous.

USCG File photo

Carol McKenna Sketchbook Project Update

Sketchbook Project 2011

from Carol McKenna

In creatively thinking about how I would protect my Sketch Book for this project, it took several weeks of reflection and experimenting before I decided what I would do. My main purpose was to protect the book. My second concern was to “keep it simple”. My life can be rather complex so I didn’t need to add to the chaos that can so randomly occur. Therefore, I now have a very simple, yet “artsy” cover for my Sketchbook.

Cover for Sketchbook Project 2011

Hopefully, you will be able to see the picture as I try to figure the wordpress technique of uploading photos and what happens to them after you have uploaded them And you thought us Artists just sit around and play all day ~ HUH! ~ Enjoy.

Hugs and namaste,

Carol McKenna


Helicopter Over Cape Ann Pictures From Chris Roenker Part II

Beth Roenker writes-

Joey, attached are some pictures Chris Roenker of Rockport took on Thursday from a helicopter piloted by Dan Zimmermann also of Rockport.  They flew around Cape Ann and got some really great shots.  Thought you might want to share them.  Love the blog!  Beth

click pics for larger versions

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15 – Pigeon Cove Harbor

16  Rockport Harbor

15 – Pigeon Cove Harbor

21  Thatcher Island

22  Loblolly Cove

23 Cape Hedge and Long Beaches

24 Good Harbor Beach

25 Gloucester Harbor

27 Hammond Castle

29 is just pretty