The Monte Carlo Jazz Ensemble

Welcome to the Monte Carlo Jazz Ensemble website

The MCJE...

The MCJE, founded in 1998, plays classic jazz and hot dance music specially arranged by the leader and music director, pianist Robin Verdier ( / 617-484-8315).

The Music...

We feature the music of Golden Age composers including Irving Berlin, Jelly Roll Morton, Con Conrad, Walter Donaldson, Tiny Parham, Lu Watters, the Coon-Saunders Nighthawks, the Halfway House Orchestra, and many others.

The Musicians...

Craig Ball, clarinet and soprano sax
John Clark, alto sax, clarinet, baritone sax
Bob MacInnis, cornet, flueghelhorn
Al Bernard, brass bass
Bill Reynolds, drums
Robin Verdier, piano, arrangements, and leader
and from time to time Blair Bettencourt, Jeff Hughes, Rick McWilliams, Billy Novick, Scott Philbrick, and Dave Whitney. Our original drummer was the late great Arthur Burns.

The Performances...

The Monte Carlo's next public performance:
Thursday, August 27, 2015, 7:00-9:30 pm, with  Craig Ball, Al Bernard, John Clark, Bob MacInnis,
Bill Reynolds, and Robin Verdier,
at Primavera, 20 Pleasant Street, Millis, MA, admission $10.
Click here for Primavara reservations.

Click below to hear our unique sound
How Am I To Know [Dorothy Parker and Jack King] (1.7 MB MP3 format)
Running Wild [Gibbs and Gray] (3.2 MB MP3 format)

Availability: in Eastern Massachusetts, for parties, concerts, and dances, at very affordable rates. 
For information, please call or email Robin Verdier, 617-484-8315,

Some upcoming public performances with Robin Verdier:

With The Jambalaya Jazz Band: Parades Saturday September 19 in Billerica, Sunday September 27 in Medford,
and Sunday, October 25 in Woburn.
With the Canobie Ramblers: at Primavera October 29.
Other parades throughout the summer-- contact me for information

Summer: Saturday evenings 5-9 and Sunday afternoons 1-5 plus some additional times, with Lou Borelli's Canobie Ramblers and Joe Sheppard's Dixie Hot Four at Canobie Lake Park, Salem, NH

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Last update: March 31, 2012