Music Schedule

Evening performances start approximately at 8:00pm.

Saturday & Sunday brunches start at 11am.


03.30.2018 Hana Kahn www.hanakahn.com. with Molly Pinto Madigan (opener) , 8pm

Hana Kahn is a pop powerhouse singer-songwriter whose “emotional nakedness and elegant musicianship” (Zach Weg, The Deli Magazine) drive her message of the importance of authenticity and vulnerability. Combining empowering ballads, catchy upbeat numbers and stories from her unconventional background, Hana’s performance is not only encapsulating, but leaves audiences fueled and inspired to follow their own dreams.

Molly Pinto Madigan - Winner of the Boston Folk Festival’s Songwriter Contest and dual Creativity Award recipient from Salem State University, Molly is a young songwriter who has earned praise for her angelic voice. Filled with smoke and roses, heartbreak and beauty and unrelenting hope, her songs combine haunting melodies with raw, poetic lyrics to create an intimate and evocative listening experience.

03.31.2018 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.

03. 31.2018 Laurel Martin , 8pm

Traditional Irish fiddler Laurel Martin will be joined by All-Ireland champion Irish harpist Kathleen Guilday and singer and fiddler Sarah Martin for a night of traditional Irish music. Laurel, a teacher of Irish fiddle music at the Indian Hill School in Littleton, plays with the smooth, sweet fiddle style that is characteristic of County Clare and East Galway. Kathleen has played traditional harp music for more than thirty years, has performed with the Chieftains and at the White House, and teaches Irish harp for Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann. Sarah has been singing since she could walk, and her pure, soulful voice lends itself to traditional as well as newly composed songs. Prepare to be charmed and delighted by the sweet traditional dance music and songs of Ireland as we usher out the month of St Patrick!

04.01.2018 Sunday Brunch with Chelmsford Pianist Joe Whalen, 11am-1pm

Joe plays on Java Room’s well-tuned, beautiful sounding piano on the first Sunday of each month. Come and relax as Joe plays well-known melodies, requests, originals, jazz standards, and show tunes from an extensive repertoire developed over 40 years of piano playing throughout the USA.

04.06.2018 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.

04.07.2018 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.

04.07.2018 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

04.08.2018 Sunday Brunch with Jazz Continuum, 11am-1pm

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. Mike Valdez (piano), Brett Baker (guitar), Jim Frey (drums).and Steve Conahan (bass).

04. 13 .2018 T Max, 8pm

T Max was inducted into the Music Museum of New England (mmone.org) in 2017. He's a singer/ songwriter/ storyteller/ fanzine publisher/ artist/ chess player/ and lover of classic horror monsters. He was recently featured in the Boston Globe. Willie "Loco" Alexander says T Max is a man from another century, like Ben Franklin or Ian Whitcomb, a man of a thousand voices (and hats). His music runs the gamut of standards to scat—creating songs from the lost jukeboxes of time. He is the voice of reason and rhyme from the pop choirs of history. Amen.

04.14.2018 Saturday Brunch with Guitarist Nunzio Rosselli , 11am-1pm

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 nice and soothing!

04.14.2018 Ted Knowlton www.tedknowlton.com/music/samples , 8pm

Life-long devotion to piano. House pianist in major Boston hotels and restaurants: Ritz, Royal Sonesta, Copley Plaza, many restaurants – most recently Act III (Acton Jazz Café), and lots of lounges throughout metropolitan Boston. Formerly a Berklee jazz piano faculty member who also performs solo (with vocals). Loves the style and chords of Bill Evans. Ted will appear with a contemporary rhythm quartet: Mickey Roache – guitar, Jose Silva – bass, Marty Schotz – drums, and Steve Whitney – Latin percussion.

04.15.2018 Sunday Brunch with Gil Silver, 11am-1pm

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!

04.20.2018 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!

04.21.2018 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.

04.21.2018 Our Folk Music Heritage , 8pm

Howie Rashba returns to The Java Room with his repertoire of American folk songs, each one with a story and a message for all of us. “There will be lots of good listenin’, thumb-pickin’ , big grinnin’ , and singin’ along.” As a special extra, during the second set, Howie will be joined by his good friends Eddie Dee and Kevin Fandel. This group is known as “Allied Folk” and they will really energize the tunes! Please come out for a fun evening.

04.22.2018 Sunday Brunch with Jazz Continuum, 11am-1pm

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. Mike Valdez (piano), Brett Baker (guitar), Jim Frey (drums).and Steve Conahan (bass).

04.27.2018 The OGD Jazz Trio, 8pm

Please join us and The OGD Trio for a special evening of remembrance and tribute to their valiant leader Mike Caruso, whom we lost to a courageous health battle on March 28. If you played with him as a guest of his musical family in the past, please bring your instrument as we improvise one of his favorite tunes. We hope that Mike will be listening, smiling and vicariously with us as we honor him.

Jazz, Blues, Funk and more is the short description when it comes to the O.G.D Trio ( Organ, Guest and Drums ). Every month they invite a different guest artist to join the core organ and drum duo. We hope you can come out and hear the music and see who is joining this month. They will be playing some OGD originals, Beatles, Steely Dan, Pink Floyd, Santana and some great Jazz Standards. Steve Esposito is on the Hammond Organ and Joe Lis is on Drums.

04.28.2018 Saturday Brunch with Sue Howard and Dick Judah, 11am-1pm

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!

04.28.2018 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!

04. 29.2018 Sunday Brunch with Laurel Martin, Mark Roberts and Jim Prendergast, 11am-1pm

Known for her lyrical, subtle style, Irish fiddler Laurel Martin plays at sessions, concerts and festivals throughout New England, and has taught Irish fiddle for more than 20 years privately and at Boston College, Wellesley College, at traditional music festivals, and currently at the Indian Hill Music School in Littleton. Mark Roberts has been playing traditional music for more than 30 years. He has recorded and toured extensively, playing 5 string banjo, flute, and bouzouki amongst other instruments. Some of the bands he has been a member of are: Touchstone, The Red Clay Ramblers, The Sevens, The Clay Foot Strutters. Mark and Laurel have both performed and recorded with the fiddle ensemble “Childsplay” for more years than they can remember, and more recently in a performance trio with sean nos dancer Kieran Jordan. After thirty years working in the recording studios and orchestra pits of Nashville, TN, guitarist Jim Prendergast now resides in New Hampshire where he specializes in producing traditional music at his Mill Pond Music Studio in Portsmouth, NH. He is a highly sought-after accompanist specializing in DADGAD-tuned guitar. Jim’s sensitive, masterful guitar accompaniment provides the perfect complement to Laurel and Mark’s duet playing. Altogether their trio creates a traditional Irish sound that is both tasteful and dynamic.