WANTED: TOYS! 11th Annual Holiday Open Mic

The location and date are set folks! All you need to do is show up, play some music and bring a toy! It’s a win win situation, and I’m so grateful to have the chance to hang out and play with our wonderful circle of friends. To come together, make some merry music, and to most of all, be able to make a difference by contributing to the folks out there who can use our support and good cheer is a gift to us that can’t be replaced.

In the spirit of acting locally this years open mic will be held at the local pub in the small town of East Quogue. My good old friends and band mates, John Brzoza and Alex Sarkis run a weekly open mic there and for the past 2 years inquired about doing a Toy Drive there. So it looks like this is the year to do it!

This year our toy and cash donations will be delivered to the John Theissen Children’s Foundation. This is a local organization for us Long Islanders. I donated to them personally last year when I noticed that a box they had at the local “Friendlies” restaurant was all but empty. I took it as a sign and did my best to fill it, and sent a cash donation as well. It made me think about the way that we can find ‘signs’ along the way in our lives if we keep our eyes open. Maybe this is one small way that I can make a difference? There are so many, many great organizations out there. I’m grateful to have the chance to help where ever I can. And I thank you for your support and participation through out the years. These shows have been such a big part of my life and I hope they bring some holiday cheer to you as well!

With love and light,
Jessie Haynes

Jessie Haynes 11th Annual Open Mic Toy Drive

Jessie Haynes 11th Annual Open Mic Toy Drive

Friday, October 10, 2014

Friday, October 10, 2014, 6:30 – 9:30pm
Jan & Jessie
1North Steakhouse
Montauk Hwy., Hampton Bays, NY 11946


Live in the Lobby at the Bandshell!


The Patchogue Theatre for the Performing arts and The Incorporated Village of Patchogue Present an evening of original music by the bay. The critically acclaimed Live in the Lobby series moves down to Shorefront Park for a free concert featuring Long Island singer-songwriters Jessie Haynes, Claudia Jacobs, and Rorie Kelly.

Bring your chairs and blankets and kids and dogs and coolers and celebrate original music with the Live in the Lobby team!

Patchogue Bandshell is located at Shorefront Park, Smith Street (between Bay Ave and Rider Ave), Patchogue, N.Y.
Claudia Jacobs is a rare combination of soulful singer, heartfelt poet and spirited entertainer.  Her inspirations are culled from multiple styles including blues, folk, Americana, rock, R&B, and Jazz making her one of those difficult-to-categorize artists. Always entertaining, she can be heartbreaking one moment and rambunctiously brassy the next;  few performers can fill a stage as completely.   Her lyric topics embrace a wide range from the human experience simply and honestly; addressing joy, pain, injustice, and hope often with sass and humor.   Awarded the title  “Long Island’s Favorite Soul Singer” by the Long Island Press and “One of the New York areas finest female singer-songwriters…” by WFUV’s John Platt; she has shared the stage with many folk icons and is winning new fans everyday from Maine to Minnesota.   www.claudiajacobs.com
Jessie Haynes has always had music as part of her life. She founded & became lead guitarist & primary songwriter for the all-female rock band, “Sweet Little Sister,” and opened for major acts all over Long Island, Manhattan, upstate New York, New Jersey & Connecticut. Haynes also formed a 4 piece acoustic, all female band to work on Long Island called Loona while SLS was popular, managing booking & promotion for both groups.

During this time, Haynes was hired to perform on rhythm guitar & backing vocals for “Blackmore’s Night,” ex Deep Purple guitarist Ritchie Blackmore’s project, touring the world and making numerous live appearances on radio & TV.  Since then, she has recorded a number of solo albums,  continued to perform live at venues on Eastern Long Island, and has been hosting a monthly night of music at the Historic Vail-Leavitt Music Hall called Original Voices at the Vail in Riverhead where she manages and books as well as performs. www.jessiehaynes.com
Rorie Kelly is a small redheaded tornado of sound. Her aggressive acoustic guitar style complements raw, powerhouse vocals to pack a serious punch. First-time listeners often comment, “I can’t believe that voice came out of that!” The Long Island based singer/songwriter’s catchy, melodic style has been compared to artists ranging from Sarah Bareilles to Joni Mitchell to Janis Joplin. Rorie’s debut release, Wish Upon a Bottlecap, received airplay across the nation and her stellar followup CD called Sincerely Live features knockout performances of brand new songs and fan favorites, recorded Live in the Lobby at the Patchogue Theatre!  www.roriekelly.com.

Tickets: From $0.00

Lobster Grille & Inn shows

Hey folks!
I’ll be playin a few Sundays with Erin Doherty at the Lobster Grille & Inn all summer!
August dates:
August 3, 31 (note: Erin & Jan will be playing all other Sundays in August!)
3 – 6:30pm
Lobster Grille & Inn
162 West Inlet Road, Southampton New York


Tonight at Bub’s Tavern

LOLA at Bub’s
Saturday, July 12, 2014, 9pm
Live music by LOLA
Bub’s Tavern
Hampton Bays, NY



“Rain” at Live in the Lobby 100

Had a great time playing with Lisa Dee (bass) Erin Doherty (vox) and Rachel Gilks (vox)! Thanks to all!

Erin Doherty singing “Free”

February 6: Live in the Lobby’s 100th Show

Patchogue Theatre
Patchogue Theatre

February 6, 2014—Live in the Lobby # 100.
A gala Two night celebration to celebrate 100 shows for Long Island’s Home of original music.

A Free Concert to celebrate 100 great shows and countless great acts. We are welcoming back several performers who have been with us in the Lobby going all the way back to season one, and making the show FREE to thank all of the fans who have supported us over nine seasons. Performances by Kerry Kearney, Johnny Lee Jordan, Rorie Kelly, Hank Stone, Chris P. Cauley, Miles To Dayton, Jessie Haynes, Claudia Jacobs , The Sun Gets Down, Andrew Fortier, David James & Steve Katterman, Iridesense and more!

Live in the Lobby Shows are Thursdays at 7:30 PM.
Tickets are $10.00 and include a complimentary beverage at the bar.
Our venue is a combination of seating and standing room.
SEATING IS LIMITED. Doors open at 7:00.
Buy tickets at the box office or reserve your tickets by calling 631-207-1313.

Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts
71 E Main St.
Patchogue, NY
(631) 207-1313

Coming up!

Toys for Tots poster

Toys for Tots poster



Ghost hunt with me at the Vail this Sat Sept 28

Join me at the Vail Sat. Sept 28, 2013 for Paranormal Night!
Calling all ghost hunters! If you’d like to join us this Saturday at the Vail, we’ll be giving everyone a chance to come in and get some hands on experience at ghost hunting at the oldest theatre on Long Island – The Vail-Leavitt Music Hall! All ages, and levels of experience in ghost hunting welcome. This evening will be led by the Eastern Sufflok Paranormal Team, who have conducted 2 ghost hunts at the Vail so far. There will be a short DVD presentation of some of the things they experienced at the Vail, followed by investigation time led by their team. For more info please visit: www.vailleavitt.org

Sat Sept 28 Paranornal Night at the Vail

For details on Paranormal night please visit: