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The Starlight Jazz Jam

In the Starlight Jams, participants can play on any tune at any time after the opening house band set. Designed for a more professional level of playing. The host band may call tunes, keys or tempos.

Note: Newcomers, diners and listeners are always welcome at any or all jams! Of course! Where would we be, without you?

with rotating hosts:

1st Sunday: Brooke Sofferman

2nd Sunday: John Funkhouser

3rd Sunday: All-Star Jam Session and Fund-Raiser

Event Date: 
Sun, 05/06/2012 - 19:30
Sun, 05/13/2012 - 19:30
Sun, 05/20/2012 - 19:30
Sun, 05/27/2012 - 19:30

The Sunset Jazz Jam

with rotating hosts:

1st Sunday: Steve Berke

2nd Sunday: Molly Flannery

3rd Sunday: Michael Chasse

4th Sunday: Wendy Nottonson

5th Sunday (occasional) Joan Watson-Jones and "The Jazz Room Live!"

In  the sunset jams, participants can expect to call the tunes, keys and tempos, after the opening house band set.(Note to vocalists, in particular: please bring charts!). We have great food, great atmosphere, and lots of supportive people!  All ages Welcome!

Event Date: 
Sun, 05/06/2012 - 16:00
Sun, 05/13/2012 - 16:00
Sun, 05/20/2012 - 16:00
Sun, 05/27/2012 - 16:00

Special Night of Fan Favorites!

Thursday, May 3, 2012 - 7:00pm

On this edition of The Folk Revival, Nick Noble will be joined by Ed Romanoff, touch base with Boston-based singer songwriter Mary Gauthier, and we’ll be speaking with singer Dar Williams. From 8-10 PM the show will feature a two-hour tribute to Dar Williams. Enjoy!

Johnny Hoy and The Bluefish

Web Site:

Ticket: $15
Ticket Online up to 24 hours in advance: $12.50

Event Date: 
Sat, 05/12/2012 - 21:30

The Tough Love Trio

Steve Chaggaris/ drums
Mike Mele/ guitar
Blake Newman/ bass

Web Site:

Ticket: $12.50
Ticket Online up to 24 hours in advance: $10

Event Date: 
Sat, 05/12/2012 - 19:00

The Matt Savage Trio/ celebration of a double milestone

Pianist Matt Savage celebrates his 20th birthday and also his graduation from Berklee College of Music today with a trio concert. We are thrilled that Matt returns this afternoon to his first jazz home.

Matt is joined by John Funkhouser on bass and Steve Silverstein on drums. This trio has been playing together for 11 years. You do the math!

Web Site:

Ticket: $12.50
Ticket Online up to 24 hours in advance: $10

Event Date: 
Sat, 05/12/2012 - 16:00

The John Funkhouser Trio

John Funkhouser/ piano
Greg Loughman/ bass
Mike Connors/ drums

Ticket: $12
Ticket Online up to 24 hours in advance: $10

Event Date: 
Fri, 05/11/2012 - 19:00

Jeff Purchon & friends

Jeff Purchon and Friends...two line ups, with a Clapton set in the middle. With special guests Mike Payette, Herman Johnson, Ed Lesser, Ali Manion and Memphis Train. We will be doing some cool Clapton stuff like Change the World, Bad Love and focusing more on his later stuff (although we will throw in a vintage tune or two as well).

Ticket Online up to 24 hours in advance: $10

Event Date: 
Sat, 05/05/2012 - 21:30

Timothy Noah

Sunday, April 29, 2012 - 10:30pm

From Occupy Wall Street protesters to politicians on Sunday talk shows to President Obama's recent State of The Union address, we keep hearing about a growing income inequality in the U.S. What exactly does it all mean? Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 PM when Al speaks with "The New Republic" columnist and author Timothy Noah. In his new book "The Great Divergence" he talks about the so called gap between the have's and have not's.

Racha Fora

Hiroaki Honshuku - flute/EWI
Rika Ikeda - violin
Mauricio Andrade - guitar
Rafael Russi - bass

"Let's go!" is one of the many possible translations of Racha Fora (pronounced "hasha fora"), but the one most apropos to this ensemble might be "branch line"—in this case running from Brazil to Japan, a link older and deeper than you might imagine. Racha Fora's sound is, appropriately, at once delicate and propulsive, acoustic and electronic, and fleet of finger and mind - J. R. Carroll, July 2011, writer for

Event Date: 
Sat, 05/05/2012 - 19:00


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