Gatsby Gala

ABBPS Presents: The Great Gatsby Gala

On November 15th, Memorial Hall in Melrose will be transported back to the Roaring 20s with an evening of dance (including free instruction), vintage fashion, haberdashers, libations, and live music from  Dan Gabel’s High Society Orchestra. Featuring vocalist Elise Roth and top musicians from the Boston area, they will be releasing their newest CD, Business in F.

WHERE: Soldiers and Sailors Building (a/k/a Memorial Hall), 590 Main St., Melrose, MA

WHEN: Saturday, November 15, 2014 at 7:00 PM (doors open at 6:30)

WHAT: In a celebration of the irresistible music of the Gatsby era (and most recently Boardwalk Empire), you will be treated to:

  • Free dance instruction
  • Vintage fashion vendors
  • Memorabilia table
  • Charleston dance contest
  • Prizes for the best-dressed gent and lady
  • Raffles and Prizes
  • Complimentary hors d’oeuvres
  • Full cash bar w/ vintage cocktails

You are encouraged (but not required) to put on your best vintage garb, learn a few steps from our expert dancers or simply sit back and listen to this infectious sound.

The event is a fundraiser with proceeds benefiting the American Big Band Preservation Society, Inc., a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to preserving, promoting and performing this great music, with a special emphasis on our youth and schools.


$25 General Admission

$50 General Table Seating

$450 Reserved Table of 10 (including 2 complimentary CDs)

$15 Student w/ ID (general admission seat)

Buying your tickets online is the easiest way (see below), but you can also call 877-340-2263 or in-person at Miter Biter, 479 Main Street, Melrose. (If you’re having any issues ordering online, please click here.)

Proceeds will fund the Society’s efforts to bring Big Band music back into our schools through master classes, clinics, seminars and live performance.

Jazz at Sunset

ABBPS Sponsors Jazz at Sunset Concert Series

Starting June 20th, ABBPS, in conjunction with the Scandinavian Athletic Club Park, presents “Jazz at Sunset,” a premiere summer concert series. For six Friday nights this summer, you can enjoy the sounds of American music, with fantastic acts including The Four Freshmen,  A Tribute to Cab Calloway with Christopher Calloway Books, the Jeff Holmes Big Band, and Dan Gabel and the Abletones.

Jazz At Sunset has been a summer concert series in central New England for over 20 years. Until recently, the series was hosted by the EcoTarium, in Worcester, MA, but when they announced that it was ending, the American Big Band Preservation Society stepped in and agreed to keep the concerts alive. This year, ABBPS has teamed up with SAC park to bring jazz to the hot summer nights.

Bring a picnic meal, a chair and/or blanket and enjoy the sunset while listening to fantastic music. All concerts will be rain or shine.

For more information, visit the event’s website:
Buy tickets here: or call us to order tickets at (774) 280-1502