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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 Rocky Middleton Trio (first Saturday 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.
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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, July 13th. 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.” Their latest CD is “You Eat My Food, You Drink My Wine, You Steal My Girl!”Hear them Saturday, July 14th and again on July 28th.