“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
A master of the jazz guitar, Lou Volpe is known for the warm, lyric romanticism of his technique. A veteran sideman, he has performed and recorded with a range of artists, from Peggy Lee and Chaka Khan to Chet Baker, Phoebe Snow, The Manhattan Transfer and Herbie Mann. No less an expert than George Benson calls Lou Volpe a “great guitarist.” (Listen to a sample here. ) No cover charge, but tables in the main dining room are reserved for those ordering a meal and there is a two-drink minimum at the bar.
Jazz vocalist Glenda Davenport and her trio are back, this time in Roscoe’s Room. Glenda Davenport, discovered at the World Famous Apollo Theater’s Amateur Night, has opened for Bill Cosby and performed in such legendary venues as The Village Gate, Birdland and Caramoor. She performs regularly at jazz clubs throughout the tri-state area, and has recorded two CDs: “Sophisticated Lady” and “More Than You Know.” Born and raised in Mt. Vernon, New York, Glenda Davenport has been described as “a mature, skillful singer with depth, emotion and swing” … ” If you’ve seen her once, you must see her again.” (Listent to a sample here. ) $10 cover charge at the door.