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Special Event

Dan Gabel and the Abletones

Saturday, October 19 at 7:30pm- 11pm

Doors open at 6:30pm


Mechanics Hall

321 Main Street

Worcestor, MA 01608


$25 Buy Tickets

Free for Frohsinn Club members. To get free tickets and reserve seats, contact board member Ralph S.


Join us for an evening of ballroom dancing, or just come and listen to the great music.


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.