Check out this news release sent by Sara Wester about two very fun looking events :
Celebrating Gloucester’s Gabriel, Sylvester “Hooley” Ahola
In March, Gloucester will be celebrating the life and music of our own world famous trumpeter. Two events will be held at the LanesvilleCommunity Center, located at 8 Vulcan St. and once the Ahola family’s dairy barn.
- Sunday March 10, 1:30 – 4:00, “Hooley’s Place in Jazz History”
Come listen to his wonderful music, and stories by people who knew and played with him, and enjoy photos, displays and some of his home movies from the 30’s. The event is free and open to the public, donations welcomed. Join us for coffee and nisu.
- Saturday, March 23, from 8-11, dance and stomp to Hooley’s music played live by the 7 piece jazz and swing band The Seacoast Stompers. Beer and wine will be on sale. Tickets are $10 in advance and available at Gloucester Music and the Plum Cove Grind in Lanesville, or $12 at the door.
- And, during the month of March, the Cape Ann Museum at 27 Pleasant St. will be celebrating Hooley with an exhibit from their archives.
For more information, directions, and other events at the LCC, go their website.