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Deborah McDonnell Band

Deborah grew up singing with her dad's country band in Pennsylvania and later attended Woodstock (the original!). That makes for a rich stew of contemporary Bluegrass, Country and Folk-Rock. Legendary multi-instrumentalist, the artist known as S2 -- Stu Ervin -- has performed in bands from Austin to Boston and is currently wanted in every state. Steve Smith lends his gorgeous, country-rock vocals and finger-picking guitar.

Event Date: 
Fri, 09/20/2013 - 20:00

Sunday Brunch with John Matrona,

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. 

Event Date: 
Sun, 09/15/2013 - 11:00

Trude Witham Group

The Trude Witham Group, now in its seventh year, 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, Tom Phelan on vibes, Charlie Recchia on bass and David Knauss on drums. They look forward to sharing some of their favorite jazz, blues and Latin tunes with you!

Event Date: 
Fri, 09/13/2013 - 20:00

Sunday Brunch with Jazz Continuum

Join Alice Lee (piano), Bill Jones (sax), Mickey Carter (percussion) and Richard Shaw (bass) for this Sunday 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, 09/08/2013 - 11:00

Trusting Fate

The Americana-roots trio, Trusting Fate, has been performing since 2009. Tight harmonies, varied instrumentation, powerful lyrics and melodies are hallmarks of a Trusting Fate performance. In 2012 Trusting Fate released "down to the basics", their first CD with 12 original songs. The band is Susanna Doyle (keyboard), Mike O'Brien (mandolin and violin), and Paul Therkelsen (guitar and harmonica).

Event Date: 
Sat, 09/07/2013 - 20:00

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.

Event Date: 
Sat, 09/07/2013 - 11:00
Sat, 09/14/2013 - 11:00
Sat, 09/14/2013 - 20:00
Sat, 09/21/2013 - 11:00
Sat, 09/28/2013 - 11:00


Pat Braxon’s presence, and emotional appeal continues to thrill audiences of all ages, backgrounds, and cultures. So, if you like Billie Holiday, you will love Pat. She brings you back in time like no other Jazz artist of this day and age.  Audio/Video Clip

Show: $25
Dinner & Show: $65

Event Date: 
Wed, 10/30/2013 - 20:00


A veteran jazz vocalist and pianist, Scott has been performing for six decades and since 1978 has taught voice at Berklee. She has accompanied greats such as Cab Calloway and Eartha Kitt, and mentored such rising talents as McKelle, Andrea Capozzoli '01, Lalah Hathaway '90, and Antonia Bennett '95. She is also considered a trailblazer for female musicians.

Show: $20
Dinner & Show: $60 

Event Date: 
Tue, 10/29/2013 - 20:00


Only a few people in show business are recognized by just one name. Charo is one of them. Since the 70′s, Charo, the musician, singer, comedienne, stage and screen performer, has been an integral proponent of contemporary Latin music.

Event Date: 
Fri, 10/25/2013 - 20:00
Fri, 10/25/2013 - 22:00
Sat, 10/26/2013 - 20:00
Sat, 10/26/2013 - 22:00


“Vannatter is one of the most jazz-savvy cabaret singers around” - Bob Blumenthal, The Boston Globe

Show: $25
Dinner & Show: $75

Event Date: 
Wed, 10/23/2013 - 20:00


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