My Personal Jazz Website is at

It contains performance dates, photos, vidoes and recordings and other information.


My bari2014 Gigs:


Jimmy Argiro Trio with Carol Abbe Smith at The Loft, Northampton, MA Sat Aug 30, 7:00 pm.

Carol Abbe Smith Trio at Luthier's Co-op, Eastampton, MA Fri Jul 18, 7:00 pm.

The Secondary Messengers at Mocha Maya, Shelburne Falls, MA Tue Jul 8, 8:00 pm.

Compaq Big Band at Grafton Music Festival, Grafton, VT Sat Jul 5, 6:00 pm.

The Jeff Holmes Big Band at Amherst Brewing Company, Amherst, MA Mon Jun 30, 7:30 pm.

Barbara Ween Ensemble at The Loft, Northampton, MA Sat Jun 21, 7:00 pm.

The Unpoppables at Stevenson Cafe, Univ.of California, Santa Cruz, Thu May 29, 9:00 pm.

Amherst Jazz Orchestra at Amherst College McBride '59 Commission Jazz Celebration Concerts, Buckley Recital Hall, Amherst, MA, Fri Apr 4, 8 pm.

Holyoke Community College Jazz Festival 17th Annual, AJO with Jeff Holmes Quartet, HCC Leslie Phillips Theater, Holyoke, MA, Fri Mar 28, 8 pm.

Alumni Concert 50 Years of Jazz, 33rd Annual UMass Jazz Showcase, Fine Arts Center, UMass, Amherst, MA, Sun Mar 9, 2 pm.

The Secondary Messengers at Luthier's Co-op, Eastampton, MA Fri Jan 17, 9:15 pm.

Amherst Jazz Orchestra at the Amherst Brewing Company, University Drive, Amherst MA, first and third Mondays every month, 7:30 pm.



The Amherst Jazz Orchestra

The AJO (click here for home page) is a 19-piece big band playing modern and classic jazz. Performs in Amherst, Northampton (& more) and wherever better big bands can be found. See Daily Hampshire Gazette 2/8/96 (& more) . The AJO was voted the Valley's best jazz group for 2002 and 2005 by the Valley Advocate readers! See Valley Advocate 2002 and Valley Advocate 2005. For a recent profile see Amherst Bulletin 2011 (picture below by Jerrey Roberts from this article).

Amherst Jazz Orchestra


Some youtubes of AJO

Secondary Messengers

Dick Poccia, sax; Dave Bilodeau, tr; Ken Forfia, p; Mark Dunlap, b; Bill Matthews, d

Performing the music of Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers and Horace Silver.



The Eclectic Jazz Quartet

Stephen Page, piano, Wayne Roberts, bass, Bill Matthews, drums, Dick Poccia, reeds



Moments Notice

Dick Poccia, sax; Karl Rausch, g; Mark Dunlap, b; Bill Matthews, d

Django Reinhart's Nuage

From Guys and Dolls, I've Never Been in Love Before





Reflections: A Chamber Jazz Trio (web site with audio clips)


Vernon David, cello; Joe Belmont, guitart; Dick Poccia, clarinets and soprano sax

reflections jazz trio




Bill Lowe Andy Jaffe Big Band

BLAJ Poster____ Some youtubes of BLAJ


Excerpts from You Tube

Lowe-Jaffe Big Band Acton Jazz Cafe, Acton, MA, Fri March 2, 7:30/9:30 pm (Acton Jazz Cafe)



The Saxmaniacs




Brother Yusuf Salim Project


Some Recordings and Samples

Some Links


"Be-Bop Lives!" -Dexter Gordon