Music Schedule

Evening performances start approximately at 8:00pm.

Saturday & Sunday brunches start at 11am.

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03.03.2017 The Morgan Scott, Sven Larson, and Ed Conley Trio , 8pm

Appearing the first Friday of each month at The Java Room, the trio consists of Morgan Scott on piano, Sven Larson on bass, and Ed Conley on drums. We play traditional jazz standards and original compositions, but also like to venture into the unknown realms of free-form group improvisation.

03.04.2017 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!

03.04.2017 Peter Janson http://www.peterjanson.com/ , 8pm

Peter Janson, an award-winning contemporary fingerstyle acoustic guitarist, composer, and music educator, will be performing songs from his new album,Places In Time, scheduled for release in March. He has performed at Montreal Jazz Festival, the Healdsburg Guitar Festival, the Argenta Acoustic Music Series in Little Rock, the WUMB Music Festival in Boston, and venues throughout North America. He has had three albums in the Top Five of the NAR radio charts and his recordings have over one-million BMI verified broadcasts across all media. His contemporary solo guitar music fuses jazz, classical, and world-folk styles, and blends passion, artistry, and technical mastery as he weaves songs about life and the heart. And it has earned him critical acclaim: “Acoustic Guitarists Astonish!” (The Orion News, Chico CA), “absolutely one of the best, heartfelt, acoustic players today” (Grammy winning producer, Chuck Ebert), “a gifted acoustic fingerstyle player” (Dirty Linen Magazine), and “a rare 10+” (Spirit of Change Magazine).

03.05.2017 Sunday Brunch with Chelmsford Pianist Joe Whalen, 11am

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.

03.10.2017 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 & 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.

03.11.2017 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!

03.11.2017 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.

03.12.2017 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 quartet of improvisational musicians who come together to carry on conversations in the framework of chamber jazz. Alice Lee (piano), Brett Baker (guitar), Mickey Carter (percussion) and Steve Conahan(bass).

03.17.2017 mp3 Jazz Trio , 8pm

The March edition of the mp3 jazz trio includes Markus Pinney on piano and vocals along with drummer and percussionist, Grant Smith, and, upright bassist, John Clark. Markus’ original compositions and open approach to jazz standards is grounded in collective improvisation. Markus’ carries inspirations offered by Roswell Rudd, Jaki Byard and Charlie Banacos into the present moment. The evening’s music is drawn from diverse styles across alt, jazz and blues. Markus’ atmospheric vocals adds to the mix. The group covers originals and choice jazz standards. Markus has performed in and around the greater Boston area over 25 years. Grant Smith is an ever-active presence and in-demand player in jazz, contemporary, world and klezmer music scenes. John Clark is a multifaceted upright player whose versatility in classical, rock, and jazz is well documented, including years’ work with the Chandler Travis Three-O. Grant and John perform widely in and around Boston, New England and beyond for over 25 years.

03.18.2017 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!

03.18.2017 Trusting Fate http://www.trustingfate.com/ , 8pm

Trusting Fate is bolstered by a genuine passion for creating imaginative, unexpected music that combines elements of rock, folk, bluegrass, roots and blues into a fresh, powerful sound. Versatile multi-instrumentalists Susanna Doyle (vocals, keyboards), Mike O’Brien (mandolin, violin, guitar, keyboards), Ed Bogusz (bass),and Paul Therkelsen (guitar, harmonica, vocals) spin playful melodies and blend rich harmonies with crisp lyrics.

03.19 .2017 Sunday Brunch with John Matrona, 11am

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.

03.24.2017 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.

03.25.2017 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!

03.25.2017 Connie Diamond , 8pm

Join , vocalist, connie diamond, as she invites you to take a journey through "the great american songbook": hear the music that united a nation, during the best & worst of times: starting with the 1920's jazz age, swing era, & more-this will be a historical journey, told through song. connie will be joined by Ron Hertz, on piano.

03.26.2017 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 quartet of improvisational musicians who come together to carry on conversations in the framework of chamber jazz. Alice Lee (piano), Brett Baker (guitar), Mickey Carter (percussion) and Steve Conahan (bass).

03.31.2017 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 a number of 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.