A Jersey boy with a Southern heart, Jeremiah Birnbaum is a “rootsy, soulful troubadour” (Time Out, London) whose sweet, gritty voice and skillful, effortless guitar work makes you believe every word he sings, whether about sunshine or blood.
The son of a rabbi and an architect, Jeremiah grew up in the all-American town of Maplewood, New Jersey, with his parents’ LP records at hand and a great encouragement to be who he wanted to be. Thusly armed, by age 17, he was working in New York City recording studios and making his own music by any means necessary.
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!
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.