Local singer/songwriter Melanie Mitrano & Gerson Galante lead their InterXchange Ensemble featuring Brazilian and American Jazz at the Salem Roadhouse Café. The evening will also feature many special guests, as well as the creative, original work of Nutley High School art students on display and for sale. States Melanie, “This is truly an international exchange blending Brazilian and American Jazz, with performers who are visiting from Brazil on stage with Jazz musicians who are local to New Jersey”
Melanie Mitrano-Duffy, vocals
Gerson Galante, saxophone / flute / clarinet
Glauco P Lima, keyboards
Bill Moring, bass
Scott Neumann, drums
Special musical guests include Michael Groschadl, Nikki Tucker, James Lee Carr, Brenda Todd, Gabby Salzarulo, Zachary Sebek, Cecelia Mielnicki, andFred Guterl. Art exhibit and live portrait station featuring the work of Leticia Donato, Patricia Patalinjug, Vishva Rana and Bernadine Guimary.
Original art work by the Nutley High School Art Group will be on display, along with a live portrait station featuring the work of Leticia Donato, Patricia Patalinjug, Vishva Rana and Bernadine Guimary.
All ages are welcome. It's a wholesome show, so bring the entire family!
Doors open 7:30 PM. The show starts at 8:00 P.M.
Admission is $20.00/$10.00 for students with ID.
Plan now for an evening of great music in Northern New Jersey’s Most Intimate Coffeehouse™.
About Salem Roadhouse Café
Dedication best defines the Salem Roadhouse Café: dedication to good music and dedication to the community. As its tenth year begins, Salem Roadhouse Café reaffirms its commitment to both.
Started in 2008 by members of Townley Presbyterian Church with a grant from the Presbytery of Elizabeth, the Roadhouse Café continues to operate as a non-profit that raises funds for several carefully chosen local charities. That may be its social mission… but the Roadhouse Café is and has been a performance venue beloved by the musicians who play there because of its special intimacy with the audience.
Church music, it’s not
The Roadhouse Café has always offered its stage to local and independent main stream musicians. It’s a clean, safe place for people who enjoy listening to live music, in a world of clubs and bars. Jazz, rock, folk and other groups have performed. During the past ten years well over 100 different entertainers have appeared. Local fine artists also display their works.
The Salem Roadhouse Café has raised funds for many carefully chosen charities. They include: The Presbytery of Elizabeth E-port Center, Center For Hope Hospice, Community Food Bank, Monarch Housing, Angel Paws Animal Rescue, National MS Society, Haiti Disaster Relief, Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief, The Union County YWCA Domestic Violence Program, Making It Possible To End Homelessness, Camp Johnsonburg, The Music Institute, and others. Thousands of dollars have been raised for these deserving charities.
The musicians who play the Roadhouse often ask to return as soon as possible. The Roadhouse has given them a place with good acoustics, a live, attentive audience, and a sound system that is first class.
Now in its tenth year of operation, the Salem Roadhouse Café plans to feature many of the performers who have graced the stage in the past, as well as bring talent that is new to the Café stage. The current season has been benefitting the Union County YWCA Domestic Violence Program.
Admission includes the show, snacks, beverages and a special anniversary dessert, plus the art gallery.
Union 34TV records the shows for broadcast — so check out past shows on cable TV34. See the Roadhouse on Union TV Channel 34’s “Union After Dark” nightly music series.