The trio , Evelyn Harris( keyboards), Ed Marshall(bass) and Bob Burch(percussion) return to the Java Room A. classically trained singer, Mary has "crossed over" to cabaret, jazz and blues and performs traditional and contemporary material (standards, blues, musical theater and the American Songbook) with a fresh approach .
Recent appearances include Ryles Jazz Club, the Sherborn Inn , Indian Hill Music, Acton Jazz Cafe and Encore Lounge "A seasoned performer and actress" (Boston Globe) "A wonderful vocalist" (Harvard Press)
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.
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.
This great jazz group appears at the Java Room on a monthly with a wonderful array of jazz and American Songbook favorites. Enjoy live renditions of songs from their latest CD, which will be made available for purchase during the evening.
Singer Songwriter Darlene Bailey, whose music has been compared to the likes of Emmylou Harris, Janis Ian, Suzanne Vega & Rita Coolidge, performs multi-genre covers in folk, country, blues and soft rock, as well as her own original works; some of which appear on her 2011 “Wrenches & Rags” CD. www.darlenebailey.com
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!
Legendary pianist Harvey Diamond and bassist Jon Dreyer perform jazz standards and songs from the Great American Songbook, "honing gems...into personal statements that leave us yearning for more...Diamond is a master of both melody and harmony much like his predecessors in the legacy of jazz piano, Bill Evans and Lennie Tristano." The duo will be performing for us the evening of every 2nd Saturday of the month as well as every Saturday brunch time. http://music.jondreyer.com/
The Trude Witham Group 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 Ted Osborne on guitar, Justin Maynard on bass and Joe Lis on drums. We look forward to sharing some of our favorite swing and popular tunes with you!
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).