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John Matrona Jazz Band

This amazing ensemble consists of vocalist Steve Faria, pianist John Matrona, percussionist Alan Stones, and bassist Jay Matrona. Steve Faria, a tenured performer of more than 35 years, has written and directed comedies, musicals and dramas, including the 2009 Festival in Newburyport short winner. 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.

Event Date: 
Sat, 09/29/2012 - 20:00

The Jazz Q

The Jazz Q consists of Mike Caruso on Upright Bass, Joe Lis on Drums, Alice Lee on Piano and Trude Witham on Sax. One of the most traditional jazz configurations is the quartet, featuring the Piano and Sax. They will be playing a nice mix of traditional Jazz Standards, new Jazz Standards ( Beatles for example ) and Mike Caruso originals. We hope you can make it out to hear some fine music that features some of the Java Room regulars in a different musical context.

Event Date: 
Fri, 09/28/2012 - 20:00

Trusting Fate

Trusting Fate plays acoustic music with energy and an edge. Its three members: Susanna Doyle  (keyboard and vocals) , Mike O'Brien  (guitar, mandolin, violin, vocals), and Paul Therkelsen (guitar, harmonica, vocals) have been playing in and around New England for a while in various musical entities, but the trio is a relatively new endeavor. Trusting Fate connects with, and makes their own , a wide-ranging selection of cover songs using tight harmonies and varied instrumentation. They have just started recording a collection of original songs that will be available soon.   

Event Date: 
Sat, 09/22/2012 - 20:00

Laurel Martin & Jim Prendergast

Traditional Irish fiddle player Laurel Martin performs in a flowing, sweet style that is reminiscent of the regional music of County Clare and East Galway. Laurel learned her music from Master fiddler Seamus Connolly, with whom she studied from 1990-1993 under a Traditional Arts Apprenticeship grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. Her deep understanding and love of the old regional fiddle styles of Ireland make her unique as a performer and a teacher of traditional Irish music.

Event Date: 
Fri, 09/21/2012 - 20:00

Sunday Brunch with the MetroWest Jazz Project

The trio version of the MetroWest Jazz Project , Tom Phelan on vibes, Richard Hale-Shaw on bass and Jack Morash on drums, plays acoustic oriented contemporary jazz -- original pieces plus post bebop and American Songbook classics.  The vibes trio format features the mellow bell-like sound of the vibes with a swinging ground rhythm. 

Event Date: 
Sun, 09/16/2012 - 11:00

Jean Mancini Gough Jazz Group

This great jazz group appears at the Java Room on a monthly basis and will entertain you this evening 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. The group is made up of like-minded musicians who believe that music, especially jazz, is a very special way of communicating. Their many years of working together have allowed them to build an extensive repertoire of Jazz standards, and American Songbook classics.

Event Date: 
Sat, 09/15/2012 - 20:00

Free Passage

Free Passage is a jazz quartet based in Concord, Carlisle, Bedford, and Chelmsford, Massachusetts. It experiments with spontaneous musical expression that interweaves the themes and harmonies of the standard jazz repertoire. Its personnel consists of Steve Berke (guitar), Ed Bokhour (drums), Mark Caddell (bass), and David Wright (saxophones and flutes). 

Event Date: 
Fri, 09/14/2012 - 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, 09/09/2012 - 11:00

East Of Shirley

East of Shirley" is a 4-piece ensemble that writes and plays songs of the road, of journeys down desert canyons and up remote mountain passes, songs of the soul that blend classic American folk, early rock, blues and roots stylings with the traveling sensibilities of Jack London, Bruce Chatwin, and Peter Matthiessen. Along the way, "Shirley" focuses mostly on performing original compositions. But any given evening will also find us covering tunes by artists from a broader storytelling landscape, including Bruce Cockburn, Steve Goodman, and Townes Van Zandt. 

Event Date: 
Sat, 09/08/2012 - 20:00

Morgan Scott Trio

Appearing regularly at The Java Room, the trio consists of Morgan Scott on piano, Ervin Dhimo on bass and Ed Conley on drums, percussion. “We create adventurous music of the moment...”spontaneous composition” at times and traditional jazz standards at others. Sometimes a quick burst of an idea comes across one of our minds’ ear, and if we are free of ourselves we let that idea emerge. The rest of the group will react to the idea, or the idea presented exists as a counterpoint to whatever is already going on in the music.

Event Date: 
Fri, 09/07/2012 - 20:00


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