SAT   JULY   9th  @ CHRIS' Jazz Cafe

appearing as guest vocalist w/ The Bruce Klauber Trio

sets @ 8 & 10 pm

1421 Sansom Street   Philadelphia PA 19102

for tickets, reservations, & additional info visit: or


...regretfully, after 3 years of performing every Friday night in the lounge at the William Douglas Steakhouse in Cherry Hill, NJ, the venue has closed its doors & is sadly no longer open for business

Restaurant L2, where I was fortunate enough to hold a gig on Thursday nights for 13 years, suffered a similar fate and is also no longer in business

THANK YOU to all who came out to support & enjoy live music at these venues! Hoping to see you soon .

Mary Ellen Desmond vocalist


Many thanks to Tavern on the Green


& all who came out for a summer of

Sunday Brunches

       w/ The Gary Moran Trio        

      July - August 2016    

  photo : Robert Pisani


   Comfort & Joy 2021 proceeds will be received by

   Action Wellness Philadelphia
   a non-profit organization offering support

   & services to lives affected by AIDS/HIV.

   Action Wellness and the Church are Community     


   Admission at the door the day of the concert 

   will be $25.00.   Cash & personal checks only.

   Wearing of face masks & proof of vaccination

   will be mandatory;
   seating will be socially distanced.


   The concert will also be live streamed and if you     
    attend virtually you can support this benefit
    by making your freewill donation
    In Honor of the Comfort & Joy Concert
    directly through the Action Wellness website.

    Stay safe & be well. Happy & blessed holiday season!


              2020 - 2021

For the 3rd year in a row, I'm happy to announce that the Comfort & Joy Concert proceeds will be received by Action Wellness (formerly Action AIDS) a Philadelphia non-profit organization offering support & services to lives affected by AIDS/HIV. Action Wellness is a Community Partner of the Church of Saint Luke & The Epiphany.
Admission charged at the door the day of the concert, cash or personal checks accepted.

Wishing everyone a safe, healthy, & blessed holiday season! Hope to see you on the 11th!
Live streaming of the concert will be available - details to follow.

Tavern on the Green  2016



WEDS  JULY 19th   CHRIS' Jazz Cafe

guest vocalist w/ The Bruce Klauber Trio 

sets @ 8 & 9:30 pm

for tickets & additional info visit


FRIDAYS  July 21st,  August 18th

Sept 15th  &  Oct 20th       8-10 pm

"Jazz Under the Stars"

@ Philadelphia Brewing Co
w/ guitar & bass duo
no cover

2440 Frankford Ave Philadelphia PA 19125


     Wednesday Nights  Chris' Jazz Cafe

    NOV 4, 11, 18 & 25   7 -10pm

returning live onstage

with In-House Dining/Drinking &

a LIVE AUDIENCE! The wait is over!

vocalist Mary Ellen Desmond
joins  The All - Star Jazz Trio

Andy Kahn piano Doug Drewes bass

& Bruce Klauber drums

Two Shows starting at 7 pm!  Tix $10. 

1421 Sansom St.  Philadelphia PA   19102
Call 215-568-3131 to reserve. Online ticket sales
Note: Two shows, capacity limited to 30 for each show, maximum of four at each table. Full, world class a la carte menu available.


a Tribute to Peggy Lee :

Smooth, Sophisticated Lady of Song 

6 pm

w/ The Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble
Woodmere Art Museum
9201 Germantown Avenue
  Philadelphia, PA 19118  

tickets : Woodmere Members $15.    General Admission  $25.