with pianist Keith Ingham Alvin & Friends – Zagat rated 26 for food, 26 for décor and 26 for service, and named by Westchester Magazine as one of the “Best of Westchester” for 2014 – offers a menu influenced by Southern and Caribbean flavors in a sophisticated space that is both elegant and comfortable: Wooden panels inset with glass windows carve the main room into cozy dining areas, while dramatic iron-and-hemp chandeliers accent the high ceilings and provide a counterpoint to the colorful artwork that covers the walls.
As the longest day of the year approaches, you deserve a relaxing summer evening with friends at First Fridays. Enjoy live music, a drink on the patio, and our exciting new foodie line up! A night of jazz tunes is on tap with featured singer Lisa Maxwell and hors d’oeuvres provided by The Willows Catering in South Salem, NY. There will be a leisurely docent-led tour at 7:30 pm of the Extreme Drawing exhibitions, which include the work of fifteen artists.
Artist reception Gayle Gleckler and Tony Woolner Chinese inspired paintings and monotypes
Sounds Like: Peggy Lee (Norma Delores Egstrom)
Label: Jazz Lovers
Bio: Lisa Maxwell started performing as a vocalist in 1980’s at Jan Wallman’s in Greenwich Village and worked the NYC cabaret scene during the 1980s and early 1990s. During this period she also appeared at Judy’s, Don’t Tell Mama, Mr. Sam’s, Nell’s, La Cave, Tatou, and Danny’s Skylight Room. She studi...See Full Bio
“While the world is has no shortage of Independent jazz vocalists, thankfully Maxwell conveys with an unpretentious and delightfully easy-going delivery. While much of the material here is familiar standards and recognizable pop songs, Maxwell’s delightful way interpreting the true meaning of each cut allows the songs to take on a fresh perspective that neither disrespects the writer’s intention or the spirit of the song. Opening with “I’ll Take Romance,” there is an subtly to the swing that is underpinned by Keith Ingram’s smart and intoxicating support all the while allowing Maxwell to paint her vocal interpretations. ”Someone To Watch Over Me,” is a moving tune sincerely delivered and adorned with Maxwell’s gentle ability to swing with stylishness. “Skylark” though a widely covered cut, is given a new treatment and truly shines as one of Maxwell’s more convincing tracks on this delightful offering... Maxwell delivers a lasting impression of blissfull Happin”