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John Allmark’s Big Band Cooks at Bovi’s Tavern

Ken Franckling on big band in residence in East Providence

John Allmark
John Allmark Orchestra
John Allmark Orchestra
Eugene Maslov
Dino Govoni
Dino Govoni and Mark Zaleski

Anyone with a solid interest in the music who is within an hour of Providence RI ought to make a visit to a neighborhood knotty-pine bar in East Providence any Monday night – and be rewarded with what is consistently the best jazz night of the week. And anyone planning a weekend visit to southern New England ought to stretch the trip to include a Monday night – and experience Bovi’s Tavern.

For 41 years, Bovi’s has hosted big band jazz as its Monday fare. The John Allmark Orchestra draws from an exceptionally strong and talented cadre of players from Rhode Island, Massachusetts and sometimes Connecticut, depending on who’s available to play on a normally slow weeknight for beer money.

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