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Wide Open Spaces

Wide Open Spaces lives up to their name by playing "bluegrass without borders."  Combining the traditional sounds of fiddle,  banjo, mandolin, guitar and bass with modern song-writing, jazzy - rock edged arrangements and uber-tight 3 part harmonies, they take audiences on a musical joy ride that have some people saying "I can't believe that's bluegrass!"  Anything can happen - and usually does.  

Event Date: 
Fri, 03/29/2013 - 20:00

Lenny Solomom

Performing for the past 40 years, singer/songwriter Lenny Solomon placed second in the 2012 International Indie Songwriting contest and was runner-up in the Song Of The Year Songwriters Contest. His vocals are reminiscent of John Prine with elements of the old C&W singers such as like Merle Travis and Roy Acuff.

Lenny will be backed by session bassist and Solomon Band member Don Barry who might sing a song or two of his own. 

Event Date: 
Sat, 03/23/2013 - 20:00

The OGD Jazz Trio

Appearing every 4th Friday of the month, "The OGD Jazz Trio" is a classic Jazz Organ, Drum and Guitar Trio similar to the famous setups of Wes Montgomery and Jimmy Smith and countless others. There is something so interesting about the sound of a traditional Jazz Guitar and the Hammond B3.

Event Date: 
Fri, 03/22/2013 - 20:00

Sunday Brunch with John Matrona

John Matrona is a featured pianist at the Hyatt Harborside Hotel in Boston and at Joseph's Winter St. Café in Newburyport.

Having studied both classical and jazz piano at the Berkeley College of Music, he is the concert pianist for the New England Continental Orchestras. He has also performed with the Arthur Bakopolus Jazz Quintet for Malden and Everett Cable TV Studios, and Mike Finegold, noted Flute Master with the Prague Symphony Orchestras. 

Event Date: 
Sun, 03/17/2013 - 11:00

Allied Folk

Allied Folk is a high-energy trio of good friends playing classic and contemporary folk music. Their wide musical interests also take them into some rockabilly, blues, and swing music territories.

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, they will have a special set of Irish music, so come and join in on the fun! 

Event Date: 
Sat, 03/16/2013 - 20:00

Jazz First with Vocalist Pamela Smith

Jazz First believes in the Great American Songbook, and feels those tunes should be preserved. Thus, the repertoire consists of jazz versions of this very listenable music by the masters (Porter, Gershwin, Rodgers, Strayhorn, etc.) written primarily in the first half of the twentieth century, with lyrical improvisations inserted for variety. At its core is a trio with Joe Whalen on piano, Chris Guild on bass, and Jack Morash on drums.

Event Date: 
Fri, 03/15/2013 - 20:00

Sunday Brunch with Jazz Continuum

Join Alice Lee (piano), Brett Baker (guitar), Mickey Carter (percussion) and Richard Shaw (bass) for Jazz Brunch: whether you intend to eat, talk, sip, read or just relax, Jazz Continuum will draw from the Great American Songbook, the mainstream jazz of Miles Davis and John Coltrane, or the soft bossa novas of Jobim to create to relaxing but invigorating way to enjoy a full brunch or just coffee. Come and join us! 

Event Date: 
Sun, 03/10/2013 - 11:00
Sun, 03/24/2013 - 11:00

Trude Witham Group

The Trude Witham Group, now in its seventh year, plays a variety of jazz standards, contemporary pieces and originals.  

Trude has performed extensively as a saxophonist in several jazz combos, and her group has played at restaurants, clubs and local functions throughout the area.  

Joining her at the Java Room will be Mike Caruso on guitar, Charlie Recchia on bass and David Knauss on drums.

They look forward to sharing some of their favorite jazz, blues and Latin tunes with you! 

Event Date: 
Fri, 03/08/2013 - 20:00

Sunday Brunch with Pianist Joe Whalen

Come on in to enjoy listening to Joe's interpretations of well-known standards along with your requests. 

Joe plays his beautiful tunes for us the first Sunday of each month! 

Event Date: 
Sun, 03/03/2013 - 11:00

Trusting Fate

The new Trusting Fate CD is finally available :  "Down To The Basics" with 12 original songs.  Help the band celebrate the CD's release at The Java Room tonight!  

Trusting Fate plays acoustic music with energy and an edge. Trusting Fate is: Susanna Doyle  (keyboard and vocals) , Mike O'Brien  (guitar, mandolin, violin, vocals), and Paul Therkelsen (guitar, harmonica, vocals).

They connect with and make their own a wide-ranging selection of songs using tight harmonies and varied instrumentation.  www.trustingfate.com

Event Date: 
Sat, 03/02/2013 - 20:00

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