“It's not any one thing that makes Alvin and Friends so special. Sure, the jazz music wafting through the speakers is inviting. And of course, the soulful paintings — all done by the owner — lining the dining room walls are absolutely mesmerizing. And then there's the transformative Southern/Caribbean cooking, which is a standout all on its own. But when you throw them all together...and add in all-smiles hospitality from owner Alvin Clayton - well then you have something really extraordinary. To put it simply: There's nothing else like it in Westchester. In fact, there may be nothing else like it anywhere.”
— The Journal News
On Friday, July 31st Rocky Middleton returns to Roscoe’s Room for a special Birthday Celebration. Doors open at 6 pm for dinner; a limited menu will be available after 7:30 pm, so please make reservations earlier if you plan to dine.
On Saturday, August 1st gifted jazz pianist Jon Weiss will play in the main dining room from 7:30 to 10:30 pm. No cover charge, but tables are reserved for diners and there is a two drink minimum at the bar.
On Saturday, August 15th the Victor LaGamma Trio returns to the main dining room at Alvin & Friends with pianist/composer Victor La Gamma, bassist Dylan La Gamma and vibraphonist Eric Katz performing a mix of original compositions and newly arranged standards from the American song book. Victor La Gamma has been performing in the New York and Westchester areas for the last 35 years. His recent CD release, ‘Bits and Pieces’, incorporates many styles of jazz composition and performance and includes his son, bassist Dylan La Gamma, who is a jazz ensemble director at Fordham Prep. The third member of the trio is Eric Katz, a music teacher in the Pelham Schools and a graduate of Manhattan School of Music. His melodic doublings on vibes with the piano suggest the bygone days of the George Shearing Quintet. No cover charge but tables are reserved for diners and there is a two-drink minimum at the bar.