“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, December 15th the Joey Berkley Quartet returns to Alvin & Friends. The group includes Joey — director of the Westchester Center for Jazz and Contemporary Music — on tenor sax with Ted Kooshin on piano, Morrie Lunden onbass and Adam Niewood on drums. Veteran tenor saxophonist Joey Berkley has been a part of the NY music-scene for over 30 years. Originally from Toronto,Canada Joey’s career has evolved from being known as a highly sought after sideman at ease in a wide variety of musical settings, to the present where Joey focuses his energy mostly towards writing and performing with his bands. For more about the Westchester Center for Jazz and Contemporary Music visit http://westchesterjazzcenter.com/about/ No cover charge but tables are reserved for diners and there is a two drink minimum at the bar.
Join us for a Holiday Boutique with great gift ideas from unique vendors. We will also have a Christmas craft corner where kids can help create door stops for local seniors. A portion of the proceeds from this event will benefit WestCOP, the Westchester Community Opportunity Program, Inc., a private not-for-profit, multi-purpose social service company operating community programs that combat poverty and its adverse effects, including Early Childhood Development, Community Action Partnerships, Support Services for Veterans and Their Familes, Victims Assistance, Weatherization and Foster Grandparent Program.