The Perps at Homestead Gardens in March (photo credit Jim LaPier, IMPACT Designs)

The Perps will shift their merry-making evening in Annapolis from Sunday to Friday night, beginning this Friday, April 14. Come on out and get all swingy-dingy with the Perps on their new night as they do their “high spirits/low volume” thing on the second Friday of every month, April through August.

Once again the scene of the musical crime will be the John Barry restaurant and pub, located in the O’Callaghan Hotel in Annapolis. It’s the perfect spot to sit back and relax or hop up and dance to the Perps and their special vocalist Sterling Dorn, aka Mister Smooth.

The hotel and pub are located at 174 West Street, just a few blocks west of Church Circle near downtown Annapolis. And no need to worry about parking, the restaurant offers free valet parking in the rear.

See you on Friday!

http://www.ocallaghanhotels-us.com/dining-en.html

 

The Perps will be jazzing up the latest edition of the Goshen Farm Java & Jazz fund raiser this Sunday, March 12. The event will take place at the Cape St. Claire Clubhouse, 1223 River Bay Road, in Cape St. Claire/Annapolis 21409 and will run from 3 to 5 pm.  Attendees will enjoy a wide selection of goodies and hot & cold beverages, along with the Perps’ patented “high spirits, low volume” musical entertainment.

New this year at the event: “Specialty” Coffees for sale – two specialty “Farm House” coffee drinks made with locally sourced ingredients. The first, Farmhouse Moonshine Coffee, has Lyon’s Corn Whiskey, Bar Keep lavender organic bitters, with coffee and chicory topped with whipped honey-sweetened cream. The second, Plowman’s Tonic, has Lyons Dark Rum, Godiva Chocolate (no local source for chocolate liqueur), muddled mint leaf, and whipped honey-sweetened cream. Both will be available for $5.00 each.

All proceeds and donations go to support the historic Goshen Farm preservation project, so come on out for a relaxing afternoon of good food and music to support a good cause.  Admission is free but donations are welcome!

For more info on Goshen Farm, click here.

Perps Honkin’ for the Holidays

Posted: December 7, 2016 in Uncategorized

Come join your favorite musical miscreants, the Jazz Perpetrators, this Sunday, December 11, for their last monthly jazz-a-ma-tazz of the year at the John Barry Restaurant and Pub in the O’Callaghan Hotel in Annapolis. The music will kick off around 7:30 pm, and you can probably expect to hear a few seasonal ditties along with the smooth jazz and R&B tunes the Perps are known for.

Forget those crowds at the mall and the search for the latest kiddie-pleaser at Toys R Us and sit back and relax to the sounds that make reindeer wanna fly down to the islands and kick back jazzy_santawith their hooves in the sand.

The hotel and pub are located at 174 West Street, just a few blocks west of Church Circle near downtown Annapolis. And forget about parking hassles, the restaurant offers free valet parking in the rear.

See you on Sunday!

More about the O’Callaghan here:

http://www.ocallaghanhotels-us.com/dining-en.html

 

Perps – Late in the Evening

Posted: November 3, 2016 in Uncategorized

The Perps’ next monthly jazz-a-ma-tazz, to be held this Sunday, November 6, at the John Barry Restaurant and Pub in the O’Callaghan Hotel in Annapolis, will be starting a little later than usual. This new start time (8 o’clock) has been necessitated by an altercation with the nefarious Jazz Police. Seems that one of the Perps was ALLEGEDLY – we repeat “ALLEGEDLY” – caught playing “Take 5” on four trash cans in the alley behind Blues Alley in the middle of the day during a weekday. This – IF true – is an infraction of several Jazz Tenets: 1) no playing in the daytime; 2) never play in 5/4 without warning everyone within earshot; 3) never get caught in an alley (Blues or otherwise) unless you’re drunk or shooting up.

As punishment for this infraction, this particular Perp has been assigned to play at an all-day polka marathon at an Überstumpfentanzentrinkenfest which will cause him to arrive later than the normal 7 pm start time for the Perps gig. The only way he could get to the gig on time would be if he didn’t stop to change out of his lederhosen, knee socks, and tyrolean hat, which he has refused to do. The band and their musicians-union-appointed lawyer apologize for this delayed start time but if it’s any consolation, the case is still under appeal.

The hotel and pub are located at 174 West Street, just a few blocks west of Church Circle near downtown Annapolis. And forget about parking hassles, the restaurant offers free valet parking in the rear.

See you on Sunday with an eight o’clock start!

More about the O’Callaghan here:

http://www.ocallaghanhotels-us.com/dining-en.html

Perps ‘n Pumpkins

Posted: September 28, 2016 in Uncategorized

October begins this weekend, and that means that ghosts & goblins & witches & the walking dead are getting ready to hit the streets and hit you up for their sugar rush. Before you know it you won’t be able to walk anywhere without stepping on candy wrappers everywhere you go, and you’ll have to take half of the goodies in your house into the office so you don’t eat them all yourself.

But before all that kid stuff takes over, treat yourself to an adult-centric evening of good food and drink, a relaxing, friendly setting, and the famous “high spirits, low volume” music of those local freak-a-doodles, the Jazz Perpetrators. The Perps will be making their monthly appearance at the John Barry restaurant and pub in the O’Callaghan Hotel in Annapolis this Sunday, October 2, from 7 to 10pm. The Perps and vocalist extraordinaire Sterling Dorn will give you a mellow evening before you’re up to your eyeballs in costume making and jack ‘o lantern carving.

The hotel and pub are located at 174 West Street, just a few blocks west of Church Circle near downtown Annapolis. And forget about parking hassles, the restaurant offers free valet parking in the rear.

So take some time for yourself  and come on down; we’ll see you on Sunday!

More about the O’Callaghan here: http://www.ocallaghanhotels-us.com/dining-en.html

Fall into Autumn with the Perps

Posted: September 1, 2016 in Uncategorized

Enough with the triple-digit heat index already, everybody gets it – global warming is real. Park the jet ski back in the garage, put away the suntan lotion and beach towels, and get in the mood for some coolness, courtesy of the Jazz Perpetrators.

The Perps will be doing their “high spirits, low volume” thing” at the John Barry Restaurant and Pub in the O’Callaghan Hotel in Annapolis this Sunday, September 4, from 7 to 10 pm. The Perps – featuring vocalist/scratch golfer Sterling Dorn – will swing the sounds while you sit back, relax, chat, enjoy a bite to eat and/or an adult beverage, and get in the fall groove. We’ll probably even make “Autumn Leaves” the theme song of the night.

The hotel and pub are located at 174 West Street, just a few blocks west of Church Circle near downtown Annapolis. And forget about parking hassles, the restaurant offers free valet parking in the rear.

So put yourself in relax mode and come on down; we’ll see you on Sunday!

More about the O’Callaghan here:
http://www.ocallaghanhotels-us.com/dining-en.html

“It’s toGoshen flyero hot, I lost my lottery ticket, my cousin Sally Mae’s coming to visit from West Virginia and I can’t find my little blue pills.” Enough with the whining already – the only wine you should be concerned with is the one that comes in a bottle. And the best ones we can think of are available at Bella’s Liquors, which is sponsoring the Goshen Farm Preservation Society’s annual Wine Tasting and Silent Auction, to be held on Saturday, August 27, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the home of Valerie Sullivan located at 1504 Stacey Lane, Annapolis, MD 21409. Free parking for the event will be available behind Bay Area Insurance (818 E. College Parkway, Annapolis, MD 21409).

In addition to spirits, attendees will enjoy a variety of tasty treats provided by Chef Art Lewis, an amazing array of silent auction items, and music by the “low volume/high spirits” Jazz Perpetrators.  A $20 donation (tax deductible!) will get you in the door, with all proceeds going to support Historic Goshen Farm.

So stop whining and start wining, dining, dancing, and bidding for a good cause – we’ll see you there. And just remember, if anyone asks you later on, we weren’t the ones who spilled wine on the carpet!

More info about Goshen Farm can be found here.