“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
Alvin & Friends welcomes A Little Cachaça to Roscoe’s Room. A Little Cachaça performs Brazilian jazz, Bossa Nova and light samba: Everything from sultry classics like “Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars” to contemporary jams of international pop stars like Vanessa da Mata and Céu. Lead singer Kaya says the group chose its name because “anyone who has spent more than a few hours in good old Brasil knows that you do not leave that country without having tasted a little bit of that good, South American white lightning. Whether in the notorious caipirinha, or taking it straight, Cachaça is the start and the end of a lovely evening.” Get a little taste of A Little Cachaça here. $10 cover charge; there is a two-drink minimum and priority seating is reserved for those ordering meals. Call 654-6549 to reserve.
On Saturday, September 6th the AndJam Band returns to Alvin & Friends. Andrea and James Rohlehr (pronounced Rolair), soulful husband- and- wife songwriters and performers, play classic soul and jazz with real heart. James is a gifted jazz and funk guitarist while Andrea is an expressive vocalist and an accomplished flutist. Their sound has been described as “a lush blend of romance and groove, jazzy sensibilities and classic soul influences ringing throughout.” No cover charge, but tables are reserved for diners and there is a two-drink minimum at the bar.