Some upcoming gigs, in addition to my weekly students and Saturday country club piano date, include a weekend long dance recital, solo piano gigs for Mother's Day and other Sunday brunches at local retirement communities, a choral concert for which I am providing  both accompaniment and jazz trio performances, composing a soundtrack for an historical documentary, accompanying my wife on some weekend storytelling and craft making workshops, several performances on classical alto sax with an orchestra premiering a choral piece in the lakes region, a Mardi Gras type gig in Portland (as a sub), upcoming NHJO rehearsals and concerts, a previously booked retirement home gig with Linda Pouliot and a rehearsal with the Seacoast Big Band (for which I am providing a chart) and that's all in May and June!  

Paul Heckel/Charlie Jennison Quartet

new album in the works!

Happy to share the news of a renewed collaboration of four veteran New England jazz players that will result in the creation of a new album of original tunes to be released sometime in the fall of 2024!

The players are Tim Gilmore, drums, Paul Heckel, vibes, John Hunter, bass, and Charlie Jennison, reeds. The group is planning a retreat this summer to work on new compositions and arrangements.

 Follow the links below to watch videos of recent performances.

See the calendar for upcoming concerts!

Vocalist Patrice Williamson joins the Phillips Exeter Academy faculty jazz sextet this Monday night in tribute to Seacoast jazz great Tommy Gallant. Because of covid protocols at PEA, this concert will be online only with no live audience allowed in but the link to watch is free.

David Scott’s  group “The Vintage Vocal Quartet” will be the featured artists with the Capitol Center Jazz Orchestra in a 4pm concert on Sunday, May22, 2022 at the Capitol Center for the Arts in Concord, NH.  Ticket information here:


August 2020 update 

Every time I wake up and realize I haven't posted anything on my website another 6 months has passed!

Of course, this time not much was happening due to the unfortunate fallout from the pandemic, which as you know impacted performing artists particularly hard.

It cheers me up to tell you that my Iridescence quartet will be playing a live outdoor concert on August 8th at Crow's Feat Farm on Drinkwater Rd. in Kensington, NH from 3-5pm.  Ticket information is in the "Calendar" section elsewhere on this site.


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October events 

Hi everyone


If you have been visiting my site for information regarding public performances, not much to report this month as most of my gigs are for private parties and functions.  

There will be some upcoming big band shows in December, so check back!

CJ Poole and I continue to hold down the fort at the Centennial Inn in Concord on Thursday nights from 6:30-9pm.  Details on the calendar for October 3rd.

New Seacoast Jazz Series 


Hello jazz players of the Seacoast region and a little bit beyond, There's a new jazz series beginning to book at WSCA in Portsmouth for the Spring that we're booking as part of Northeast Jazz, which is a provisional name for a new organization of musicians working to.. well, promote jazz in the northeast.  Northeast Jazz is fully open to anyone who wants to get involved.  If you are one of those who wants to and are not already in it, let Jonny Peiffer know here and you'll be kept abreast of meetings… Read more

Harry Jones Concert Video! 

Our recent Harry Jones Memorial concert was a musical success with both video and audio recordings!

To view and listen, follow this link: <>

Harry Jones Concert Rescheduled 

The Annual Harry Jones Memorial concert, cancelled due to snow in February, has been rescheduled to Sunday night, March 18th.  The featured performing group is the Seacoast Big Band under the direction of Dave Seiler and featuring a number of local players like Marc LaForce, John Hunter, Jim Butka, and myself.  It will be held in the usual location, Johnson Theater in the Paul Arts Center on the UNH campus, and will start at 8pm.  Tickets are $12 and $10 at the door.

Seacost Jazz Notes Article 


The Seacoast Jazz Notes published an article of mine last month about saxophonist Joe Maini.

Here's the link:


Upcoming Concerts 

I am pleased to announce that there are several big band concerts on the horizon beginning with the Annual Harry Jones Memorial Concert at UNH featuring Dave Seiler and the Seacoast Big Band!  That concert will be Tuesday, January 23.

We will also be performing on February 18th at the Timberlane Performing Arts Center in Plaistow.

The Capitol Jazz Orchestra will feature its smaller 10 piece unit at the Concord City Auditorium on February 25th.

Details can be found on the calendar on this website.

Still playing Sunday Brunch at Wolfeboro Inn 

I was also excited to find out that the yearly contract with the Wolfeboro Inn to provide a jazz piano duo for their Sunday brunches has been renewed for 2018!

Come join me and CJ Poole on bass in the dining room of this historic hotel for an excellent selection of entrees, specially prepared items and desserts.  Have our chef cook you an omelet to your specifications or enjoy the carving station, featuring roast beef, turkey, and pork loin on a rotating basis.

We'll provide the background jazz while you…

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Centennial Gig renewed! 

Excited to find out recently that the contract for my jazz duo with CJ Poole on bass and me on piano playing every Thursday night at the Centennial Hotel has been renewed for 2018!

Come join us in the lounge some Thursday evening from 6:30 to 9:00 pm for some jazz standards.  Relax with a cocktail or enjoy the first class cusine.  We'll provide the background jazz for your conversation with friends.