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Part of the Alvin & Friends experience is great music to complement our great food, and we’re proud to present a regular roster of truly outstanding musicians who appear each month, including pianist Dinah Vero (first Friday each month), the Leslie Pintchik Trio (second and fourth Saturday each month), The Brazilwood Trio (third Friday each month) and the Victor LaGamma Trio (last Friday each month). In addition local singer-songwriter Monica Uhm hosts a pop-up Acoustic Coffeehouse on the third Wednesday each month.
Special this month: Celebrate with Monica Uhm and her band, Trio of Awesuhm, on the release of their debut album Cowboys&Aliens on Thursday, April 19th at 7 pm. Trio Of Awesuhm is a new band of local musicians in the Westchester area, playing original music with familiar vibes of alternative, rock, country and americana. They will be joined by other special guests for a joyful night of music, and more happy accidents are guaranteed. You just gotta be there! Free show, reservations recommended if you are joining for dinner. #justshowup
The Brazilwood Trio, led by bassist Geoffrey Morrow, with Robert Aries on piano, Joey Bracchitta on drums/percussion, and guest vocalist Barbara Lewin, presents its unique arrangements of classic and lesser known songs by Brazilian composers Antonio Carlos Jobim, Ivan Lins, João Bosco and others. All seasoned musicians, steeped in American jazz, the trio has been working together for many years on absorbing the rhythms of Brazilian music and presenting this captivating repertoire. From gentle bossa novas to energetic sambas, this melodic, grooving collection will elevate your mood. Hear them on Friday, April 20th. No cover charge, but tables are reserved for diners and there is a two-drink minimum at the bar.
Jazz pianist Leslie Pintchik, formerly a fixture at the late lamented Watercolor Café, now appears at Alvin & Friends twice a month, with Scott Hardy on bass and Michael Sarin on drums. As CDHotlist.com noted in October, 2016, “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.” Hear them Saturday, April 14th and again on April 28th.
The Victor LaGamma Trio will appear in the main dining room of Alvin and Friends on Friday, April 27th. Featuring Eric Katz on vibes and longtime collaborator Dylan La Gamma on bass, the trio is rounded out by Victor LaGamma on piano. The three perform a varied collection of everybody’s favorite jazz standards, as well as catchy original compositions like the original tune they wrote for Alvin & Friends.
Coming in May: Fresh Entertainment and Sassy Brown Ent in association with Alvin & Friends present a “Pre Mother’s Day Celebration” starring The Legendary Intruders, singing the biggest Mother’s Day song in the world — I’ll Always Love My Mama –and all of their other big hits (What’s Your Name, Cowboys to Girls, and more.) Tickets for the show cost $30 per person. Doors open at 7 pm, showtime 8:30 pm. After Party featuring the award winning DJ Hollywood begins at 11 pm; admission is $10. Save $5 when you purchase a Show Ticket and After Party Ticket together for $35.