“Dan Gabel is the most amazing individual: Despite his relatively young age, Dan has amassed an enormous amount of knowledge and experience one would only expect of a person nearing retirement age. His skill as a trombonist and arranger, as well as the leader of his own successful swing band, can be credited to his touring with the World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra directed by Larry O'Brien, as well as his own independent years of collecting, researching and documenting vintage big band recordings. From this, Dan's "ear" is without fault, which is crucial to writing accurate and exciting transcriptions and arrangements. His talent as a trombonist is in demand, and would be a welcomed spot in any band or orchestra. Not withstanding, his ability to copy various styles is beyond reproach. My only grudge is that Dan Gabel is in Massachusetts, and not in Texas -- as we need somebody with his resume and talent down here!”

Alan Glasscock, The Alan Glasscock Orchestra

Our newest CD,

Live! at Mechanics Hall,

is now available (and we just finished recording our long-awaited Christmas album– available November 29th)

Our Current Summer Schedule

(see our Upcoming Events page for details)

  1. June 1, 7:00-10:00 PM, Tall Ships Black Tie Gala, Custom House Maritime Museum, Newburyport, MA

  2. June 2, 2:00-6:00 PM, Concert, Holy Name H.S., Worcester, MA

  3. June 23, TBD, Wedding (Private)

  4. June 27, 6:00-8:00 PM, Concert, Eisenberg Assisted Living, Worcester, MA

  5. June 28, 7:30-10:30 PM, Independence Day Dance, Charles River Museum, Waltham, MA

  6. July 3, 7:00-9:30 PM, 39th Annual Concert on the Common, Grafton, MA

  7. July 7, 6:00-8:00PM, Concert, Bandstand, W. Boylston, MA

  8. July 9, 7:00-8:30 PM, Concert, Southgate at Shrewsbury, Shrewsbury, MA

  1. July 10, 7:00-8:15 PM, Concert, The Willows, Westborough, MA

  2. July 14, 6:00-8:00 PM, Concert, Town Common, Norwood, MA

  3. July 17, 7:00-8:30 PM, Concert, The Willows, Westborough, MA

  4. July 20, 11:00 AM-4:00 PM, Concert, Fairgrounds, Deerfield, NH

  5. July 21, 2:00-4:00 PM, Concert, Stark Park, Manchester, NH

  6. July 25, 6:00-8:00 PM, Concert, Bandstand, Sturbridge, MA

  7. August 10, 12:00-2:00 PM, Concert, Framingham, MA

  8. August 22, 7:00-8:30 PM, Concert, The Overlook, Charlton, MA

  9. August 25, 4:00-6:00 PM, Concert, Bandstand, Oxford, MA

Featured Event This Week:



  1. Dan Gabel and The Abletones

  2. 18-piece Big Band

  3. The Moon Maids vocal group

  4. Dance Floor

Bring the Family!

Wednesday, July 3rd

7:00 PM

Grafton Town Common