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JAZZ PERFORMANCE CALENDAR  

  1. Kevin Harris Trio

    February 26 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  2. Sonny Barbato Trio

    March 2 @ 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  3. Yamaha Artist Yoko Miwa & Her Trio

    March 3 @ 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
  4. Patrice Williamson, Jazz Singer

    March 4 @ 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
  5. Mike Turk Trio

    March 5 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  6. Tim Ray Trio

    March 9 @ 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  7. Yamaha Artist Yoko Miwa & Her Trio

    March 10 @ 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
  8. Jerry Bergonzi Quartet

    March 11 @ 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
  9. Thaddeus Hogarth & John Baboian

    March 12 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  10. Daniela Schächter Trio

    March 16 @ 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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Our First Jazz Fest Is Fast Approaching!

Posted by on Apr 8, 2016 in Jamme's Blog | 0 comments

Our first Thelonious Monkfish Jazz Festival is just around the corner! Scott Goulding and I have put together eleven consecutive days of jazz performances in the Jazz Baroness Room to commemorate Jazz Week 2016! It was Scott’s idea; I didn’t even know there was a Jazz Week. I just thought that jazz lovers listened to it all year round! Brian, our bar manager, vacationed a few months ago in New Orleans, and he said that there was jazz on every corner. “Wow” I thought, “Nawlins is the way life should be!” Our...

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Goodbye & Hello!

Posted by on Jan 21, 2016 in Jamme's Blog | 0 comments

Goodbye & Hello!

On a sunny day in Indian Summer not so long ago when Thelonious Monkfish had barely cracked open its doors, Danny Ko walked in with the bravado of a Berklee freshman on full scholarship! Danny hails from Ottawa, though he began his life’s journey on the Korean Peninsula. He brought in his CD and told us, “I want to play here. Your name is cool. You should have live jazz!”

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Jazz for the Palate!

Posted by on Nov 4, 2015 in Jamme's Blog | 0 comments

Jazz for the Palate!

The reason I use the phrase “Jazz for the Palate” to describe our food (other than to justify the musical reference in our restaurant’s name) is that in discussing cooking, the jazz metaphor fits. How does it fit? Once you know the basic rules and techniques of cooking, you can use your own sense of taste and smell and cultural inclinations to create a riff on any tried and true recipe. Interestingly, the metaphor of cooking is also used to describe jazz.For example, if a jazz cat likes your solo, he might say, “It’s burning!”,...

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Cecil Ramirez & Me in The Jazz Baroness Room!

Posted by on Oct 8, 2015 in Jamme's Blog | 0 comments

Cecil Ramirez & Me in The Jazz Baroness Room!

A few weeks ago, I discovered an old friend from a past life lived and lost in the mists of time. At first glance, we have little in common. He is Filipino and lives in sunny Sacramento, whereas I am French-Canadian and live in the alternately frosty and balmy environs of Boston. He is married with grown children, and I am unmarried with a cat. (Not that I live alone—I’d never live alone! Who would I blame for all of those hairs clogging the shower drain? The cat?) He is none other than Cecil Ramirez, the smooth jazz pianist whose Party in...

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In Which I Remember Why I Chose The Name “Thelonious Monkfish”

Posted by on Sep 23, 2015 in Jamme's Blog | 0 comments

In Which I Remember Why I Chose The Name “Thelonious Monkfish”

The Jazz Baroness Room is finally open! Five years ago when we began building our Sushi/Asian Fusion restaurant in the heart of Central Square, we hoped that one of the adjacent stores would become available. When Marina decided to move her men’s Italian clothing store, Rulls, to more fertile grounds, we jumped at the chance to take over! When you name your restaurant Thelonious Monkfish, it suggests a room with live jazz, no? Why did I name our sushi-selling-pad-thai-hocking restaurant Thelonious Monkfish? I’ve been asked this question many...

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Thelonious Monkfish & Yoko Miwa In Search of a Piano

Posted by on Aug 29, 2015 in Jamme's Blog | 0 comments

Thelonious Monkfish & Yoko Miwa In Search of a Piano

       The Yamaha C6X is in the house, on stage and ready to be played by illustrious pianists of worldwide eminence!   In  fact, Herbie Hancock will be tickling the ivories on a weekly basis: he’s even bought a palatial condo in Cambridge to facilitate his residency here. Yeah–because we can afford his usual stipend of $100,000 per performance, no problem. KIDDING!        My friend Yoko Miwa–pianiste extraordinaire–and I saw some exquisite pianofortes at well-known shops in the greater Boston area, but the customer service couldn’t...

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The Creation of Dr. Thelonious’ Zombie Elixir Brachetto Wine

Posted by on May 31, 2014 in Jamme's Blog | 0 comments

The Creation of Dr. Thelonious’ Zombie Elixir Brachetto Wine

I never met a Zombie I didn’t like, and the world obviously feels the same.  With nine hundred and twenty six Zombie related movies and TV shows released for our rabid viewing pleasure (according to IMDB), it is clear we are a society obsessed with the living dead.  Every Sunday night my apartment complex itself is reanimated with the grunts, groans and snarls of the infected creatures that threaten and sometimes kill our favorite characters (they better not kill off Daryl!) on The Walking Dead.  So, when Jamme Chantler, my brother and...

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Fish on Film

Posted by on May 5, 2014 in Home Page Posts | 0 comments

Occasionally, Thelonious Monkfish gathers the attention of online entities. Most recently, we were featured on The Chef’s Plate. Here is a teaser from our Cooking with Thelonious Monkfish Web TV Show:

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Suede, Rebecca Parris and Jazz Divas

Posted by on Mar 18, 2014 in Jamme's Blog | 0 comments

Suede, Rebecca Parris and Jazz Divas

A couple of Saturdays ago, I met up with Rebecca Parris, Boston’s Lady of Jazz, and her protégé Louise Van Aarsen at Sculler’s because we were dying to see jazz/pop singer Suede in concert! I was there when Suede sat in on a rendition of Summertime with Louise Van Aarsen at Ryles Club last month, and I fell in love! Not only did Suede impress me with her wit and stage presence but also with the range of notes that floated mellifluously from her kisser. I wonder why jazz singers feel they can make it without chops? Sure, Ol’...

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Bitcoin

Posted by on Jun 19, 2013 in Home Page Posts | 0 comments

Bitcoin

Thelonious Monkfish is the first restaurant in New England to accept Bitcoin. Read Boston Globe article on Thelonious Monkfish’s decision to accept Bitcoin. Read Boston Globe article on Bitcoin...

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