FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 27, 2021
JOHN BABOIAN ENSEMBLE PERFORMS FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 3 AT MUSIC ON MEETINGHOUSE GREEN
The Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation presents the John Baboian Ensemble in a free Friday evening concert
on Meetinghouse Green at the corner of Middle and Church Street, September 3 at 6:00 p.m.
With deep roots in the ‘Bop’ tradition, the John Baboian Ensemble consistently wows audiences on Cape Ann. The
Ensemble has played as the opening act at Music on Meetinghouse Green since the very first concert. This summer’s
hot and wet weather delayed this popular band’s opening, but they are looking forward to playing at Meetinghouse Green
at the beginning of September. The performers are accomplished musicians, mostly all faculty members of Berklee College
of Music. They have played and taught all over the world, from Europe, to Africa, to Asia, and all over the North American
continent. Their music includes Jazz and Swing Standards, with repertoire from “The Great American Songbook”.
Free-will donations go to the evening’s featured local non-profit partner, Pathways for Children, a local organization nurturing
children and families suffering economic and social inequity, through educational programs that enrich, empower, and motivate.
Fresh food will be available from Endless Flavors Square Pizza. The 2021 summer music series is dedicated in memory of Harry Hintlian
for his encouragement, generosity, and for making the Meetinghouse a net zero building. For more information, a full schedule of
upcoming concerts, and to sign up for the GMF newsletter, visit www.gloucestermeetinghouse.org.
The John Baboian Ensemble have been playing together since 1990, developing a steady following of fans that enjoy guitar-oriented
Jazz and American Standards. They have recorded several CDs that will be available for sale. This year the band will feature John on guitar,
and vocalist, Sandi Bedrosian. Other band members include Danny Harrington on baritone sax, Jeff Stout on trumpet, Gloucester native
Dave Landoni on bass, and Larry Finn on drums.
Music on Meetinghouse Green, now in its sixth season, features nine free Friday evening concerts with great music, favorite foods from
local vendors, and benefits a different North Shore non-profit organization each week through free-will donations from the audience.
Concert goers bring lawn chairs and blankets to spread out across the spacious green. Performances are handicapped accessible, parking
on the Green is limited to persons with disabilities only.
ABOUT THE GLOUCESTER MEETINGHOUSE FOUNDATION
Founded in 2015, the Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation is dedicated to preserving the landmark building as a civic hub, entertainment
venue, and community center. In addition to its work to preserve the historic 1806 Meetinghouse, GMF is currently raising funds to restore
Meetinghouse Green to provide a safe and more flexible outdoor concert and event venue.
Thanks to our Sponsors all the series’ expenses, such as for the musicians, are pre-paid. 100% of the free-will donations go to our
non-profit community partners.
Platinum John & Janis Bell, J.J. & Jackie Bell, Cape Ann Savings Bank, J. Linzee Coolidge, Scobie Ward
Gold BOMCO, Michael & Mary Ann Bresnan, Landesign, Inc.
Silver Anonymous, Tom Burger & Andrée Robert, JoeAnn Hart & Gordon Baird, Pat Johnson & Jeff Henderson,
Susan McKain & Ken Steiner, Charles Nazarian, John & Sandra Ronan
Bronze Jerry Ackerman, Karen Bell, Pamela Bynum & Henry Ferrara, Peter Calkins & Susan Casey, Frederick Cowan,
Richard Gardner, Rev. Janet Parsons, Dick Prouty, Joe & Maggie Rosa, Peter & Kathleen Van Demark,
Kathleen Williams, Sarah Willwerth-Dyer & Michael Dyer