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John Matrona Jazz Band

This amazing ensemble consists of pianist John Matrona, percussionist Alan Stones, and bassist Jay Matrona. Percusionist Alan Stones has performed in genes ranging from classical to rock and roll. John Matrona, Berkeley College of Music graduate, performs regularly at Boston’s Hyatt Harborside Hotel, Newburyport’s Joseph’s Winter St. Café, and New England Continental Orchestras. He has also worked with the Arthur Bakopolus Jazz Quintet and flutist Mike Finegold. Jay Matrona, sitar performer, has studied in NY, Arizona, and India.

Event Date: 
Sat, 02/28/2015 - 20:00

Laurel Martin and Jim Prendergast

Laurel Martin is an active performer and teacher of traditional Irish music in the Boston area. Her lyrical, subtle fiddle style is influenced by the old regional fiddle styles of Ireland and by her mentor, Clare fiddler Seamus Connolly. Twice a winner of the Traditional Arts Master­Apprentice grants from the Mass Cultural Council, she has taught Irish fiddle for more than 20 years privately and at Boston College, Wellesley College, and currently at the Indian Hill Music School in LIttleton.

Event Date: 
Fri, 02/27/2015 - 20:00

Ted Knowlton

Life-long devotion to piano. House pianist in major Boston hotels and restaurants: Ritz, Royal Sonesta, Copley Plaza, many restaurants, and lots and lots of lounges throughout metropolitan Boston. Berklee jazz piano faculty. Solo (with vocals) and with small groups. Loves the style and chords of Bill Evans. Ted will appear with a contemporary rhythm trio or quartet for the evening.

Event Date: 
Sat, 02/21/2015 - 20:00

Markus Pinney Jazz Trio

The trio performing this evening has Markus Pinney on piano along with drummer, Grant Smith and bassist, Ralph Pepe. Markus Pinney displays his talents as an accomplished jazz pianist, improviser and original vocalist. The dynamic interplay among the group offers engaging interpretations to an eclectic mix of music drawn from jazz and blues idioms, as well as Markus’ compelling original compositions. He has played in and around the greater Boston area for over 20 years with his 'mp3' jazz trio.

Event Date: 
Fri, 02/20/2015 - 20:00

Sunday Brunch with Nunzio Rosselli

Nunzio Rosselli is a solo finger-style guitarist who performs jazz standards, originals and arrangements of popular and rock music. Although primarily a jazz musician, he occasionally sprinkles in pieces from the classical repertoire. At one of Nunzio’s live performances you’ll find yourself transported across time and musical diversity. From Luis Milan to Miles Davis, Brubeck, the great American Songbook, Led Zepplin, Santana, and Yes! All inter-woven with eclectic original compositions and soulful improvisations. IT'S ALL MUSIC!! Music without boundaries.

Event Date: 
Sun, 02/15/2015 - 11:00

Saturday with James Merenda & Jon Dreyer

Pianist James Merenda is steeped in the jazz tradition from its beginnings to the present. He has performed or recorded internationally with Ran Blake, Cameron Brown, Joe Hunt, Dave Bryant, David Maxwell, Bob Gullotti, the Either/Orchestra, the Ardvark Orchestra and many others. He is also a multi-instrumentalist, composer and band leader who leads the band TickleJuice. Bassist Jon Dreyer is a close collaborator with James Merenda and Harvey Diamond.

Event Date: 
Sat, 02/14/2015 - 11:00
Sat, 02/14/2015 - 20:00
Sat, 02/21/2015 - 11:00
Sat, 02/28/2015 - 11:00


On piano and guitar, Susanna Doyle and Deb Berke feature tightly winding harmonies and cover familiar, tasty tunes in a variety of styles. They also both love writing originals and have fun challenging each other to expand their musical and songwriting skills.

Event Date: 
Fri, 02/13/2015 - 20:00

Sunday Brunch with Jazz Continuum

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 a relaxing but invigorating way to enjoy a full brunch or just coffee. Come and join us!

Event Date: 
Sun, 02/08/2015 - 11:00
Sun, 02/22/2015 - 11:00

Aunt Mimi

Aunt Mimi is an acoustic duo who bring harmony vocals and a bouncy rock edge to songs as current as the Avett Brothers and as classic as the Everly Brothers. Performing since 2007, Dermot Whittaker and Steven Malatesta have a repertoire of familiar artists and winning, out-of-the-way cover songs that become immediate audience favorites. They perform songs from the past six decades with a sound influenced by British pop, American rock ballads, and country/bluegrass.

Event Date: 
Sat, 02/07/2015 - 20:00

Saturday with Harvey Diamond & Jon Dreyer

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. You don’t want to miss their amazing music!

Event Date: 
Sat, 02/07/2015 - 11:00


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