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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 the Leslie Pintchik Trio (second and fourth Saturday each month), the Victor LaGamma Trio (last Friday each month) and the Peter Hand Trio.
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, September 9th and 23rd and again October 14th and 28th.
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. On October 21st hear Peter play with Harvie S on bass and Steve Johns on drums. “Hand is a wonderful guitarist in the vein of a Montgomery, Kenny Burrell, Grant Green and the like with a definite blues sensibility” — Jazz & Blues Report “When Hand arranges outside material for the band, he masterfully adds a new dimension to it” – Downbeat
The Victor LaGamma Trio will appear in the main dining room of Alvin and Friends on Friday, September 29th and again on Friday, October 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.