For this month the OGD Jazz Trio becomes the GD duo with the addition of 2 special guests. The GD duo consists of OGD regulars Joe Lis on Drums and Mike Caruso on Guitar. Charles Recchia will be on electric bass and Tom Phelan will perform on the Vibraphone.
So get your Latin and funk grooves on and come down to listen to the quartet play a mix of originals, blues, funk, jazz infused classic rock, latin jazz and jazz standards.
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. The group is made up of like-minded musicians with many years of working together to build an extensive repertoire of Jazz standards, and American Songbook classics.
Rick's original music is influenced by other singer/songwriters like James Taylor, David Wilcox, Susan Werner and Jackson Browne. It speaks to audiences both young, old and somewhere in between, who enjoy music of style & substance. http://RickGottlieb.net
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 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, 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!
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. music.jondreyer.com
A light-hearted entertainer and a very serious musician, Thomas Fats Waller mastered the stride piano and wrote some of jazz’s enduring, endearing tunes. Hear Honeysuckle Rose, Ain’t Misbehavin’ and A Handful of Keys in the hands of pianist Ehud Asherie, vocalist Allen Harris, and guitar master Doug Wamble, under the direction of that multifarious fiddler and reedman, Andy Farber.