Music Schedule

Evening performances start approximately at 8:00pm.

Saturday & Sunday brunches start at 11am.


12.03.2017 Sunday Brunch with Chelmsford’s 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 through out the USA.

12.08.2017 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 really 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. Get in the holiday spirit with us on a great evening of ear-pleasing, melodic tunes in the jazz genre, including a number of jazzy holiday songs!

12.09.2017 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 fun!

12.09.2017 Two Cat Folk and Jon Swenson · johnferullo.com , www.elizabethmandrioli.com , 8pm

Two Cat Folk and Jon Swenson will be playing in the round. Two Cat Folk, the musical partnership of singer songwriters John Ferullo and Betsi Mandrioli, draws audiences in with warmth and sincerity. Their unique styles blend to create subtle rhythms, rich harmonies, and an earthy passion for the music of the people. Betsi’s and John’s songs tell stories of real life, sometimes with humor, sometimes with compassion. They also perform traditional and contemporary favorites from the folk tradition. 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.

12.10.2017 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 quartet of improvisational musicians who come together to carry on conversations in the framework of chamber jazz. Mike Valdez (piano), Brett Baker (guitar), Mickey Carter (percussion) and Steve Conahan (bass).

12.15.2017 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.

12.16.2017 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.

12.16.2017 Special - Holiday Carols with Tag Vennard, Betsi Mandrioli and Trude Witham

Saturday, 5-7 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!

12.16.2017 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.

12. 17 .2017 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!

12.22.2017 The OGD Jazz Trio, 8pm

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.

12.23.2017 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!

12.23.2017 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. 29.2017 Darlene Bailey www.darlenebailey.com , 8pm

Singer Songwriter Darlene Bailey, whose music has been compared to the likes of Emmylou Harris, Janis Ian, Suzanne Vega and Rita Coolidge, performs multi-genre covers in folk, country, blues and soft rock, as well as her own original works; some of which appear on her 2011 “Wrenches Rags” CD.

12.30.2017 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.

12.30.2017 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!