Winter Soiree

Mechanics Hall presents

Winter Soiree

Sat · January 20, 2018

Doors: 5:00 pm / Show: 5:00 pm

$46.00 - $48.00

This event is 18 and over

Designed for small-office staffs, families, colleagues, or friends to enjoy a winter's night party without having to plan it!

5:00PM – 6:00PM Cocktail Reception in Washburn Hall
6:00PM – 10:00PM Dinner and Dancing in the Great Hall

This year we're dancing to the sounds of DAN GABEL & THE ABLETONES BIG BAND.

Winter Soiree
Winter Soiree
Designed for small-office staffs, families, colleagues, or friends to enjoy a winter's night party without having to plan it!

This year we're dancing to the sounds of DAN GABEL & THE ABLETONES BIG BAND.

Parties of 8 or 10 will be assigned a reserved table, provided all tickets are purchased at one time. Fewer than 8 in a party will be assigned table seating first-come, first-served.
Dan Gabel and The Abletones
Dan Gabel and The Abletones
Dan Gabel and The Abletones is an authentic 18-piece Big Band, specializing in the music of the 1930s and 40s. Bandleader Dan Gabel has played with the Glenn Miller Orchestra for over a year on a world-tour, played with the Tommy Dorsey and Hal McIntyre Orchestras, and is considered an expert on the big band era. He graduated with a Master’s Degree in 2014 from New England Conservatory of Music, and is an active trombonist, arranger, bandleader, and teacher in the greater Boston music scene.

The band features vocalist Elise Roth, who encapsulates the look and sound of the big band era, dazzling audiences with her vocal precision and pizazz. The Abletones big band sport a vintage look with matching tuxedos, vests and ties, and use period equipment, such as 1930s era mutes and stands. The Worcester Telegram and Gazette has said that "Dan Gabel is the real deal! A band that looks and sounds just like the WWII era."

Dan Gabel and The Abletones has played at Scullers Jazz Club in Cambridge, MA, Boston Swing Central, played and recorded at historic Mechanics Hall in Worcester, MA, backed the Four Freshmen and Chris Calloway Brooks (Cab Calloway's grandson), numerous retirement communities (5+ years in a row), weddings, town commons, and all over New England. In July 2014, the band played for Governor Deval Patrick, Mayor Marty Walsh, and the State Parks Department Commissioner on Peddocks Island. In November 2013, the band played a special USO event for Veteran's Day at Hotel Commonwealth in Boston. We regularly perform the first Friday of every month at SAC Park in Shrewsbury for First Friday Swing, attended by ballroom dancers and swing dancers alike. Other clients include the Greater Boston Vintage Society, Musicology Department of New England Conservatory, the Massachusetts State Parks Commission, The "Lawn on D" in Boston, and many others.
Venue Information:
Mechanics Hall
321 Main Street
Worcester, MA, 01608
http://www.mechanicshall.org/