Live Events

Upcoming events:

  • June 28, 2022: Publication of the 10th Anniversary Edition of RIDING ON DUKE’S TRAIN, published in London by Leapfrog/Can of Worms Press for Europe and the world.
  • December 4, 2022, 3pm at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod: The GIRL SINGER show with Leslie Boyle, Fred Boyle, Alan Clinger, Ron Ormsby, and Bart Weisman.

Past events:

    – Marilyn Lester (at The 26th International Duke Ellington Study Group Conference in Washington, DC)
  • Sunday, October 7, 2018: GIRL SINGER Concert at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod
  • Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at 1-3: Speaker at Teen Writers’ Workshop, Hyannis, Massachusetts
  • Sunday, August 5, 2018 at 12:30: Speaker at Satchmo Summerfest, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Sunday, April 8th, 2 p.m.:
    “History Talks at the Grange” – The Grange, t 91 Old County Road, East Sandwich
  • Sunday, March 12, 2 p.m.:
    Marstons Mills (MA) Public Library
    Forum discussion:
    Finding Truth in the Age of Social Media
    (with Justin Silverman and K.R. Conway)
  • Saturday, April 1, 9 a.m. to noon:
    Cape Cod Resort & Conference Center, Hyannis, MA
    Mick Carlon Workshop: Writing for Young Adults
  • August 4, 5, 6, 2017: 17th Annual Satchmo Summerfest, New Orleans: Mick Carlon speaks on: “A Glorious Collaboration: Louis Armstrong and the Mills Brothers.”
  • Friday, January 13, 2017: Duke Ellington concert with John Murelle (vocals), William Merrill (piano), and Mick Carlon, 5:30 p.m. at the Jacob Sears Library, Dennis, Massachusetts
  • Winslow House, Marshfield, MA, Friday, August 26: John Murelle (vocals) & John Salerno (piano) & Mick with a Duke Ellington talk
  • Satchmo Summerfest, New Orleans, Sunday, August 7 at 3:30pm: interview with Jack Bradley
  • Hyannis Public Library, Wednesday, June 15, 6 pm: talk on the life of Heinz Praeger
  • Sunday, February 28, 2 pm: A Duke Ellington concert with John Murelle and William Merrill at Linden Place Museum in Bristol, Rhode Island.
  • Saturday, February 27, 2-4 pm: A benefit for the Hyannis Public Library/Zion Museum. Soul food, gospel music, and a Carlon talk at Hyannis’ Zion Museum.
  • Saturday, January 30, 2016, Titcomb’s Books, Sandwich, MA 2-3 pm: talk and book signing
  • Saturday, January 23, 2016, Centerville Public Library 10 am: talk and book signing
  • Friday November 27, 2015 at 2pm: GIRL SINGER Book signing at Barnes & Noble (769 Iyannough Rd. Hyannis, MA)
  • Saturday October 12, 2013 at 4pm: Book signing at Broad Street Books (Broadway & 112th, New York, NY)
  • Wednesday, October 23, 2013: Duke Ellington talk (with singer John Murelle and pianist William Merrill performing) at Boston University
  • Tuesday, August 20, 2013: Book signing at the Louis Armstrong House Museum–NYC
  • August 2-4, 2013:, Panelist/speaker at Satchmo Summerfest, New Orleans, LA
  • Thursday, July 25, 2013: Author talk and book signing at Chicken Bone Beach Jazz Camp and Atlantic City Free Library–Atlantic City, N.J.
  • Monday, June 24, 2013: Author talk at the Cotuit Center for the Arts–Cotuit, Massachusetts
  • Thursday, April 4, 2013 Mick will be a guest speaker at the Massachusetts Reading Association’s yearly meeting in Boston. Click here for more information.
  • Saturday, February 2, 2013: 2-4 p.m: An afternoon of jazz, books, and red beans and rice at Hyannis’ Zion Heritage Museum (to benefit both the museum and the Hyannis Public Library).
  • Wednesday, February 20, 2013: Speaking at Duke Ellington Society at St. Peter’s Church, Madison Avenue, New York City
  • Saturday, February 23, 2013 2-4 pm: Book Signing at Louis Armstrong House Museum, Corona, Queens
  • Saturday, December 1, 2012: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Book signing of Travels With Louis to support one of Massachusetts’ finest libraries: The Hyannis Public Library.
  • Thanksgiving Day: 9:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. on NPR station WCAI (94.3): Mick Carlon interviewed on Mindy Todd’s The Point–also available as a podcast. Listen to the podcast here.
  • October 13-15th: Twin Cities Book Festival, Minneapolis, MN
  • Saturday, September 29th, 3-5pm: Market Street Books, Mashpee, MA
  • Saturday, September 22nd, 4-5pm: Titcomb’s Books, Sandwich, MA
  • August 4-5th: Newport Jazz Festival
  • Saturday, February 11th, 2012 (2pm) – Barnes & Noble (Hyannis, MA)
  • Saturday, February 4th, 2012 – HYANNIS – Music by local groups, memories of Duke Ellington related by Mick
    Carlon, author of “Riding on the Duke’s Train,” plus soul food by John Reed are the
    highlights featured at a family-style benefit to be held Saturday, February 4, from 1 to 4p.m. at the Zion Union Heritage Museum, 276 North Street. (Click here for a preview from the Barnstable Patriot)
  • Saturday, December 10th, 2011 (2pm – 3pm)Titcomb’s Bookshop (Sandwich, MA)
  • Friday, December 9th, 2011 (5pm – 7pm) – Book signing at Books by the Sea (846 Main St. Osterville, MA)
  • Saturday, December 3rd, 2011 (2pm – 4pm) – Market Street Book Store (Mashpee, MA) – more info
  • Saturday, December 3rd, 2011 (11am – 1pm) – Eight Cousins Book Store (Falmouth, MA) – more info
  • Sunday, November 13th, 2011 – West Falmouth Library (Falmouth, MA) – John Murelle sings the songs of Duke Ellington