Labor Day Hours
Labor Day Hours
Sep 3 – Sep 6 all-day
Alvin & Friends will be open for Brunch ONLY on Sunday, September 2nd until 5 pm. we will be CLOSED for the Labor Day holiday Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. We will reopen for dinner at 5 pm on Thursday, September 7th.
Sunday Jazz Brunch 11:30 am
Sunday Jazz Brunch
Sep 3 @ 11:30 am – 3:30 pm
It’s a Sunday Kind of Love: Join us every weekend for Alvin & Friends Jazz Brunch, featuring live music and a delectable menu of brunch favorites. In addition to some of our most requested Starters, Salads and Entrees our Brunch menu features Eggs and Omelets (including the popular Mo’Bay Omelet with Jerk shrimp or chicken, sweet plantain, peppers and onions) and Chef’s Specials like Grilled Peach French Toast (pictured here), Saltfish Cook-Up with fried dumplings, and House-Smoked Pork Belly with Alvin’s Rum Punch sauce, topped with a sunnyside-up egg and served with home fries. We also offer Brunch Cocktails by the pitcher and a Kids’ Menu!
September: Eating Orange for Hunger Awareness 5:00 pm
September: Eating Orange for Hunger Awareness
Sep 7 @ 5:00 pm – Sep 30 @ 9:00 pm
This September we’re teaming up with IntoxiKate/Kate Schlientz + Food Bank for Westchester to raise awareness about an important issue impacting our community: 1 in 5 of our Westchester neighbors (200,000 people!) struggle with food insecurity. We’re going orange for Hunger Awareness Month by featuring our Bourbon Sweet Potato Mash. When you order this side dish, take a photo and tag @IntoxiKateFoodie and @FoodBankforWestchester to participate! #eatingfororange#hungeractionmonth #hungrytohelp #intoxikate
Jazz Pianist Mark Adams 7:00 pm
Jazz Pianist Mark Adams
Sep 8 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
“Live Life with Passion” is Mark Adams’ motto for the new Jazz generation. This Baltimore native, son of professional musicians, and world class Jazz and Soul pianist began music training at five years old and later studied classical music and jazz at the Greenwich Village School of Music. Today Adams is a composer and musical director and regularly performs throughout the U.S. and around the world, often with jazz legend and mentor Roy Ayers (whom he calls his surrogate father). He has also toured with many other renowned artists including Ron Carter, Ronnie Laws, Hugh Masekela, the late Lou Rawls, Bobbie Humphrey, Angela Bofil, Jon Lucien, Lonnie Liston Smith, Lela Hathaway, Dave Valentine, Wayne Henderson and tap dance sensation Savion Glover. Adams has also played on Broadway in ‘Five Guys Named Moe’ and ‘The Color Purple’ and in numerous off-Broadway productions. In 2010 Adams began touring under his own name. Recordings released under his name include: ‘Asceticism;’ ‘Feel the Groove, a Souljazz Experience;’ ‘Something’s Going On;’ Embellishments (The Q&A Project)’ featuring Jonathan Quash; ‘Love ‘N Dance’ and his latest recording, ‘CONVERSATIONS.’ No cover charge but tables are reserved for diners and there is a two-drink minimum at the bar.
The Leslie Pintchik Trio 7:30 pm
The Leslie Pintchik Trio
Sep 9 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Jazz pianist Leslie Pintchik, formerly a fixture at Larchmont’s late lamented Watercolor Café, is now appearing regularly twice a month at Alvin & Friends. On Saturday, September 9th the Leslie Pintchik Trio returns to the main dining room with Leslie Pintchik on piano, Scott Hardy on bass, and Michael Sarin on drums. CDHotList.com says “Pianist and composer Leslie Pintchik is one of the finest bandleaders in the field of straight-ahead jazz right now, someone who not only writes with inventive wit and a keen melodic sense, but who also consistently draws the best out of her band members — and she plays piano like a combination of Bud Powell and Bill Evans, impressionistic without being arty, tunefully direct without being simplistic.” 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.
New Rochelle Street Fair 11:30 am
New Rochelle Street Fair
Sep 10 @ 11:30 am – 5:00 pm
The New Rochelle Street Fair takes place Sunday, September 10th from 11:30 am to 5 pm. As part of the festivities the New Rochelle Council on the Arts is sponsoring a live music sound stage at the corner of Memorial Highway and Main Street. Enjoy music by the bands Glenwood, Intuition and Jimbo Ro as well as spoken word interludes while you sit on our outdoor dining patio!
ACT-SO Fundraiser 4:00 pm
Sep 10 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join us for the Westchester region NAACP ACT-SO fundraiser “An Evening of Jazz” featuring National gold medalist Julius Rodriguez and alums. Dinner from 4 to 7 pm includes salad, buffet dinner, dessert and cash bar, $60 per person. RSVP to (914) 737-0928 or (914) 391-5435. ACT-SO is an acronym for Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics. Its mission is to recognize, prepare, and reward African-American youth who exemplify scholastic and artistic excellence. ACT-SO is a yearlong enrichment program for high school students of African descent which culminates in a competition through which youth demonstrate prowess in science, humanities, performing and visual arts, and entrepreneurship. ACT-SO depends on the dedication and commitment of parents, teachers, community volunteers, and business leaders who serve as coaches, judges, and sources of other support for the students’ growth and achievement.
Matt Huntington Group 7:00 pm
Matt Huntington Group
Sep 13 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Within only a few short years of moving to northern Westchester, Matt Huntington has become a highly sought-after musician in the Westchester/Putnam/Dutchess area. He has played with such legends as Gary Smulyan, Eric Alexander, Paquito D’Rivera, Robin Eubanks, Roy Hargrove, Jimmy Heath, Steve Wilson, Cyrus Chestnut, Gregory Hutchinson, Claudio Roditi, Lew Soloff, Scott Wendholt, and many many more. Originally from Philadelphia, Matt started playing flute at age 9 and then switched to saxophone in high-school. Matt attended Vassar College where he studied with Ed Xiques (of Thad Jones / Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra fame) and David Castiglione (of John Zorn fame). In 2013, he received his master’s degree in jazz performance from SUNY Purchase, where he studied with Eric Alexander, Vincent Herring, Doug Munro, Andy Laverne, Grant Stewart, Jon Faddis, and John Abercrombie. No cover charge but tables are reserved for diners and there is a two-drink minimum at the bar.
Jazz Pianist Jon Weiss 7:00 pm
Jazz Pianist Jon Weiss
Sep 15 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Just back from six months entertaining on a luxury cruise ship sailing the Mediterranean, jazz pianist Jon Weiss returns to Alvin & Friends main dining room on Friday, September 15th from 7 to 10:30 pm. A native of New Rochelle, Jon Weiss graduated with a M.A. in music composition from SUNY Buffalo, where he began teaching music at SUNY Geneseo while preforming at local jazz clubs. He was fortunate enough to work a week each with the legendary jazz saxophonists Dexter Gordon and Flip Phillips, as well as with The Four Tops. Jon moved back to the New York City area in 1980 and embarked on a period of touring and “road” work, first with guitarist Melvin Sparks’ Blues Band and subsequently with vocalist Arthur Prysock and his brother, saxophonist Red Prysock. After leaving Arthur Prysock, Jon put together a pop trio which went on to be the back-up band for the highly eccentric (and notorious) Tiny Tim. Jon and his group backed and occasionally opened for such acts as Chubby Checker, the Brooklyn Bridge, Dell Shannon, The Shirelles, The Platters, and the Drifters. Since the late1990’s, Jon has become well-established in the New York music scene; he has performed and recorded with such jazz notables as Houston Person, Dewey Redman, Philly Joe Jones, Dave Liebman, Eddie Henderson, George Coleman, Tisziji Munoz, and many others. He is also in demand as an accompanist for vocalists, and In 2004-2005 he became pianist and musical director for one of the great jazz vocalists of all time, Anita O’Day, performing with her both in the US and on her last European tour. From 2004 until 2013, Jon performed for about 6 months per year either overseas as a pianist and vocalist or on cruise ships as a bandleader of a trio. During this period he visited at least 48 different countries in Europe, South America, and South Asia. Jon currently performs with his trio every Monday night at the long-established Upper West Side jazz club, Cleopatra’s Needle where he runs the Monday night jam session. He has also recorded three of his own CDs; his most recent is “Time Without Memory.” No cover charge, but tables are reserved for diners and there is a two-drink minimum at the bar.
Westchester Wingfest 2:00 pm
Westchester Wingfest @ Empire City Casino
Sep 16 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Alvin & Friends will be participating in Westchester’s first Wingfest trackside at Empire City Casino in Yonkers on September 16th. Individual tickets are $55 and Party Packs of 10 tickets are $500. Tickets include all food and beverage, including beer, and free parking at Empire City Casino. Valet parking is also available for a nominal fee. Ticket buyers will be able to taste and vote for their favorite wings from participating restaurants. There will also be live music and photo opportunities, as well as additional dishes, dessert and beer! #WestchesterWingfest will benefit the Westchester Parks Foundation.
The Peter Hand Trio 7:30 pm
The Peter Hand Trio
Sep 16 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
On Saturday, September 16th the Peter Hand Trio returns to Alvin & Friends with guitarist Peter Hand, Santi Debriano on bass, and Steve Johns on drums. Guitarist, composer and arranger Peter Hand has worked with many top artists and bands including Houston Person, Lee Konitz, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Chicago Jazz Orchestra, Charleston Jazz Orchestra and the Munich Modern Jazz Orchestra. His most recent album, Out Of Hand, a big band outing (Savant Records), received rave reviews and reached No. 4 on the JazzWeek Radio Chart of top 50 CDs nationwide. No cover charge, but tables are reserved for diners and there is a two-drink minimum at the bar.
Jazz Pianist Dinah Vero 7:00 pm
Jazz Pianist Dinah Vero
Sep 22 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm
On Friday, September 22nd Dinah Vero sits down at the Baldwin baby grand in the Main Dining Room to play some of her favorites. Dinah, a native of the island of Martinique, is a music teacher at the French-American School of New York in Larchmont. No cover charge but tables are reserved for diners and there is a two-drink minimum at the bar.
Rob Garris Birthday Bash 10:30 pm
The Leslie Pintchik Trio 7:30 pm
The Leslie Pintchik Trio
Sep 23 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Jazz pianist Leslie Pintchik, formerly a fixture at Larchmont’s late lamented Watercolor Café, is now appearing regularly twice a month at Alvin & Friends. On Saturday, September 23rd the Leslie Pintchik Trio returns to the main dining room with Leslie Pintchik on piano, Scott Hardy on bass, and Michael Sarin on drums. CDHotList.com says “Pianist and composer Leslie Pintchik is one of the finest bandleaders in the field of straight-ahead jazz right now, someone who not only writes with inventive wit and a keen melodic sense, but who also consistently draws the best out of her band members — and she plays piano like a combination of Bud Powell and Bill Evans, impressionistic without being arty, tunefully direct without being simplistic.” 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.
The Victor LaGamma Trio 7:00 pm
The Victor LaGamma Trio
Sep 29 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The Victor LaGamma Trio plays favorites from the American Songbook as well as original compositions (including our theme song “Alvin & Friends”!) Featuring jazz pianist Victor LaGamma, Eric Katz on vibraphone and Dylan LaGamma on bass. No cover charge, but there is a two-drink minimum at the bar and tables are reserved for those ordering a meal.