Music Schedule

Evening performances start approximately at 8:00pm.

Saturday & Sunday brunches start at 11am.


12.01.2018 Saturday Brunch with Michael P. Chasse and Brilliant Corners, 11am

Brilliant Corners, under the musical direction of guitarist Michael P. Chasse, was born in the heyday of the Cruise Ship craze of the 1990’s. Spanning more than 20 years, the band has included musicians from all corners of the globe and continues to create fresh arrangements of songs from the Great American Songbook. Today, Brilliant Corners features the best talent from the New England Jazz Scene to create a unique and uplifting Saturday Jazz Brunch Experience.

12.01.2018 MetroWest Jazz Project, 8pm

The MetroWest Jazz Project features the unique sound of the vibraphone playing contemporary acoustic jazz featuring American, Latin and Brazilian jazz standards plus original compositions. A very enjoyable evening waiting!

12.02.2018 Sunday Brunch with Chelmsford Pianist Joe Whalen, 11am

Joe plays Java Room’s beautiful sounding piano on the first Sunday of each month. He selects from an extensive repertoire that covers a wide range of genre played in a variety of easy-to-listen-to styles.

12. 07 . 2018 The Morgan Scott Trio , 8pm

Appearing the first Friday of each month , the New Morgan Scott Trio featuring Morgan Scott on piano and keyboards, Steve Davis on bass, and Nadjim Kebir on drums. Slightly more contemporary improvisations and some original compositions added to the usual jazz trio format.

12. 08 .2018 Saturday Brunch with Guitarist Nunzio Rosselli , 11am

Nunzio 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. Very fun!

12. 08 .2018 Songs in the Round with Jon Swenson, Kathleen Larkin and Betsi Mandrioli, and John Ferullo swap songs at. 8pm

www.johnferullo.com , www.elizabethmandrioli.com

Jon Swenson is a songwriter with a lot of soul playing original songs on his tenor guitar. His songs range from very funny to very touching. Jon has been playing and writing since the 60’s and delivers his songs in warm tenor voice. Betsi and Kathleen write beautiful, uplifting songs that they present with lovely harmonies. John Ferullo is a writer of contemporary folk songs that tell stories of real life, sometimes with humor, sometimes with compassion. He also likes to play the occasional traditional song or a song by a contemporary writer.

12.09.2018 Sunday Brunch with Jazz Continuum, 11am

Chamber jazz: n. - an imaginative conversation of music in a myriad of styles (bebop, swing, stride, bossa nova, samba, waltz, blues, ballad...) that makes a perfect backdrop for Sunday brunch. Jazz Continuum: n. – A group of improvisational musicians who come together to carry on conversations in the framework of chamber jazz. Eric Ostling (piano), Brett Baker (guitar), Jim Frey (drums).and Steve Conahan (bass).

12.14.2018 Mary Crowe and the Lincoln Hill Trio , 8pm

Mary Crowe( vocals), Ev Harris.(piano) , John Althouse (bass), Mark Michaels (guitar) return to the Java Room for an evening of original songs, jazz and blues. A classically trained singer, Mary has “crossed over” to cabaret, jazz and blues and performs traditional and contemporary material (standards, blues, musical theater and the American Songbook) with a fresh approach . Recent appearances include Ryles Jazz Club, the Sherborn Inn , Indian Hill Music, Acton Jazz Cafe and Encore Lounge “A seasoned performer and actress" (Boston Globe) “ A wonderful vocalist “ (Harvard Press) When not gigging, Mary teaches voice and direct musical theater/opera at Indian Hill Music Center. Mary ‘s newest CD of original songs “ Rebound “ was released in 2015.

12.15.2018 Saturday Brunch with Michael P. Chasse and Brilliant Corners, 11am

Brilliant Corners, under the musical direction of guitarist Michael P. Chasse, was born in the heyday of the Cruise Ship craze of the 1990’s. Spanning more than 20 years, the band has included musicians from all corners of the globe and continues to create fresh arrangements of songs from the Great American Songbook. Today, Brilliant Corners features the best talent from the New England Jazz Scene to create a unique and uplifting Saturday Jazz Brunch experience.

12.15.2018 Special - Holiday Carols with Tag Vennard, Betsi Mandrioli and Trude Witham

Saturday, 4-6 pm

Betsi (voice) and Tag (piano) will serenade you with their delightful renditions of your favorite holiday carols – Joy To The World, Deck The Halls, Frosty The Snowman, Rudolph, Silver Bells, Silent Night, and many more! Joining them again this year is renowned saxophonist Trude Witham. You don’t want to miss the fun!

12.15.2018 Karen Grenier • www.kgrenier.com , 8pm

With the release of her latest CD;, Karen Grenier continues to make her mark as a both a gifted songwriter and crafty lyricist. Drawing in both new and faithful fans, Karen’s songs resonate in the heart and leave listeners anticipating the next song and humming her catchy melodies. A polished performer, Karen’s smooth, penetrating voice, rhythmic acoustic style and positive emotional energy make for an excellent concert experience. Karen’s songs possess a distinctly American Folk-Rock sound leaning at times towards bluegrass

12.16.2018 Sunday Brunch with Gil Silver, 11am

A self taught, Brazilian classical guitarist. Gil has been playing guitar for the past 15 years. Most of his music has a definitive Spanish, Italian and South American flair. Very enjoyable!

12.21.2018 Jazz First with Vocalist Pamela Smith and sax/flutist Joey Placenti • jazzfirstmusic.com, 8pm

Jazz First is a trio with Joe Whalen on piano, Chris Guild on bass, and Chris Narainen on drums. Tonight’s presentation includes the vocal stylings of Pamela Smith, and sax/flute player, Joey Placenti. Pamela has been singing all her life and knows how to belt out jazz tunes. She’s been with us many times at the Java Room and audiences really like her – you will too! Joey has been playing various wind instruments for a long time and once again joins Pamela tonight as one of our featured performers. Joey has played on both coasts with big bands and small groups, and is

the consummate performer. Please join us for our special holiday program tonight. We’ll be playing a mixture of standards and holiday numbers, some of which may be completely new to you!

12. 22.2018 Saturday Brunch with Sue Howard and Dick Judah, 11am

Sue Howard plays both piano and organ. After receiving a degree in music for piano, Sue played lounges and restaurants all over MS, TX, RI and NH. Dick Judah has been an acoustic bass player for over 40 years, mainly playing mainstream jazz. The duo play beautiful, fun music. You don’t want to miss!

12.22.2018 John Matrona Jazz Band, 8pm

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. It is a real treat to spend the evening with!

12.23.2018 Sunday Brunch with Jazz Continuum, 11am

Chamber jazz: n. - an imaginative conversation of music in a myriad of styles (bebop, swing, stride, bossa nova, samba, waltz, blues, ballad...) that makes a perfect backdrop for Sunday brunch. Jazz Continuum: n. – A group of improvisational musicians who come together to carry on conversations in the framework of chamber jazz. Eric Ostling (piano), Brett Baker (guitar), Jim Frey (drums).and Dave Zox (bass).

12.28.2018 Nella Tasca, 8pm

Focusing on well-crafted arrangements of jazz standards and originals, Nella Tasca consists of Tom Phelan on vibes, Ted Osborne on guitar, Joe Lis on drums, Richard Hale-Shaw on bass and Steve Esposito on piano. With a wealth of experience, the members of Nella Tasca meld their musical tastes into a unique sonic blend. Occasionally hosting guest soloists, Nella Tasca brings a fresh take on tunes you love.

12.29.2018 Saturday Brunch with Michael P. Chasse and Brilliant Corners, 11am

Brilliant Corners, under the musical direction of guitarist Michael P. Chasse, was born in the heyday of the Cruise Ship craze of the 1990’s. Spanning more than 20 years, the band has included musicians from all corners of the globe and continues to create fresh arrangements of songs from the Great American Songbook. Today, Brilliant Corners features the best talent from the New England Jazz Scene to create a unique and uplifting Saturday Jazz Brunch experience.

12.29.2018 Silverlock , 8pm

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. Fun evening waiting!

12.30.2018 Sunday Brunch with MetroWest, 11am

The MetroWest Jazz Project features the unique sound of the vibraphone playing contemporary acoustic jazz featuring American, Latin and Brazilian jazz standards plus original compositions. Very enjoyable!