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Part of the Alvin & Friends experience is great music to complement our fantastic 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) and the Victor LaGamma Trio (last Friday each month). In addition we have wonderful local singer-songwriter Monica Uhm hosting a pop-up Acoustic Coffeehouse on the third Wednesday each month. And on Sundays our Jazz Brunch combines brunch favorites accented with Southern and Caribbean flavors with live jazz.
Featured This Month:
Jazz guitarist, composer and arranger Peter Hand returns to Alvin & Friends with his trio on Saturday, June 29th, from 7:30 to 11:00 PM. The Peter Hand Trio will feature Santi Debriano on bass and Steve Johns on drums, performing jazz standards & classics, plus original compositions. “Hand’s guitar solos are tasteful and restrained throughout, showcasing his fluid style with vibrant runs and compelling conversations with his bandmates.” (Downbeat- Editorsʼ Picks)
More on our Regularly Featured Musicians:
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 13th and 27th.
Jazz vocalist Terri Davis is a regular fixture at our Sunday Jazz brunch. A graduate of Howard University, with a Bachelors of Music in Jazz Studies and a Masters of Music in Jazz Vocal Performance, Terri was a finalist for the 2011 and 2012 Jazzmobile Jazz Vocal Competition. Terri has shared the stage with jazz greats Wynton Marsalis, Lonnie Plaxico, Geri Allen, Carmen Lundy, Cassandra Wilson, Marc Cary, Anthony Wonsey, Steve Williams, David Durrah, Rahn Burton, Bruce Edwards, Bobby McFerrin and jazz ensemble Afro Blue. Performances with the Cotton Club Big Band and the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra are among Terri’s list of accomplishments.