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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: On Friday, June 29th celebrate the release of Leslie Pintchik’s new CD “You Eat My Food, You Drink My Wine, You Steal My Girl!” in Roscoe’s Room with Leslie and her quintet: Steve Wilson on sax, Ron Horton on trumpet and flugelhorn, Scott Hardy on bass, Michael Sarin on drums and of course the talented Leslie on piano. She’s been called “…a composer of emotional depth and effortless lyricism…” (DownBeat), and “A crafty, lyrically minded pianist, a compelling composer, and an inventive interpreter of standards” (The New Yorker) Two sets, 7:30 pm and 9:30 pm. $25 cover charge at the door includes a copy of the new CD. Please call 654-6549 to reserve.
And on Saturday, June 29th the Jared Pauley Quintet featuring Duane Eubanks returns to Alvin & Friends. This lively quintet includes Jared Pauley on piano, Duane Eubanks on trumpet, Bob DiGiacomo on bass, Alex Aitken on congas/percussion and Brian Carter on percussion. No cover charge, but tables are reserved for diners and there is a two drink minimum at the bar. And tips are appreciated for the musicians!
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, June 15th and again on Friday, June 22nd. 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, June 9th and again on June 23rd.