2020 - 2021

Comfort & Joy 2020 proceeds will be received by

Action Wellness Philadelphia

a non-profit organization offering support

& services to lives affected by AIDS/HIV.

 The concert still comes to you from the   

 Church of Saint Luke & the Epiphany.

Action Wellness and the Church

  are Community Partners.

To support this benefit please click on this button to make your freewill donation in Honor of the Comfort & Joy Concert

                       Any amount is welcome!          Thank You!


  live jazz @ Philadelphia Brewing Co

  Mary Ellen Desmond sings


                    FEB 14th & 28th     8-10 pm


                   2/14 : Mike Kennedy guitar

                          & Max Fabiszewski bass



                          warm, cozy atmosphere

delicious craft beers, ciders, & cocktails

                         BYOE bring your own eats

Please come by and join us!

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    www.chrisjazzcafe.com
Note: Two shows, capacity limited to 30 for each show, maximum of four at each table. Full, world class a la carte menu available.


    click here

    for the premiere

    of the Comfort & Joy Concert 2020 

    SUN DEC 13th 6 pm

    if you are unable to tune in on DEC 13th

    no worries! you can tune in anytime afterwards

    and donate too!

            Wednesdays   JULY 28  &  SEPT 8th    2021

       Mary Ellen Desmond and The Bruce Klauber Trio

         @   CHRIS' Jazz Cafe         shows 8:00 & 9:30 pm

        Mary Ellen Desmond--"the most refreshing voice in jazz"--and the swinging  drums of  Bruce Klauber and his trio team up for an entertaining and high energy evening of  jazz classics and American pop songs. Featuring pianist James Dell'Orefice and bassist Bruce Kaminsky.

        DINNER & SHOW AVAILABLE (Max of 4 tickets per order, limited seating) $60 per person includes 3 course dinner & show. Beverages, tip & tax not included. Arrival time for 8pm show is 7pm, General Admission available at 7:30pm

GENERAL ADMISSION - $15 with A La Carte Menu. Arrival times for 9:30 pm show is 9:15
               visit :   www.chrisjazzcafe.com    for reservations, tix, & info

Streaming is Pay-as-You-Wish via PayPal.me/PhillyJazz or Venmo: @ChrisJazz-Cafe

...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 .

SUMMER  2021          It's been a long, long time!  
Come Rain or come shine   Live jazz @ Philadelphia Brewing Co  w/ vocalist Mary Ellen Desmond

                                         & Friends is back !

2440 Frankford Ave  Philadelphia  PA   19125
www.philadelphiabrewing.com   215-427-2739

every Friday except July 30th through the summer!

Tavern on the Green  2016


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


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.