Al is at the Ocean House on weekends (Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through September... with one exception:

There a performance of the Al Copley Band on Friday, September 29th.

There are several new dates posted on the Schedule page, including New York City, Bern, Switzerland and Gstaad.

The new banner photo is from JazzAscona, taken this year by the marvelously talented jazz photographer Alessio Pizzicannella. (See here for the photo.)

NEW CD available here as of Right Now !! "Beach Ball Blast" is a live recording of Al's Octet on the beach in Watch Hill, Rhode Island last summer. We have copies on hand at performances, online sales too. Come and get it !!

All Al Copley CDs are on sale at concerts, and here to listen to and to purchase.

(See Schedule for all dates and info.)


A newly discovered video of Al at the 1997 Montreux Jazz Festival, opening for Eric Clapton. Click here (clip starts after advertisement but the ad only comes the first play.)

Yet another video surfaces, this one from the 1994 Saint Chaumond Blues Festival, this is the opener of a concert with Ana Popovic and Joe Louis Walker.  Click here ...Right before is a BB King Jam from the 1997 Montreux Jazz Festival for your enjoyment.


The category is a Grand Canyon of echoes. Somebody utters an obscenity and you hear it keep bouncing back a million times. Categories are sometimes used by a person who feels that the one he's talking to doesn't know enough about the language in which he speaks. So he uses lines, circles, and pigeonholes to help the less literate one to a better understanding.

-- Duke Ellington, "Music is my Mistress." p. 38


Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius. Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius.

-- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart