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Live house (ライブハウス) is a small live music club concept which originated in Japan. The term is a Japanese coinage (wasei eigo) and is mainly used in China, Japan and South Korea. It most frequently refers to smaller venues, which may double as restaurants or bars, especially featuring rock, jazz, blues, and folk music.

American livehouse - an East Asian concept, tailored to the tastes of a discerning western audience. A new incarnation for a venerable Philadelphia night spot. Jamey's House of Music is an award winning, superbly crafted intimate 80 seat venue for live music set in a comfortable, air conditioned, world class listening room, with a full bar and full-service restaurant. JHOM boasts sound, lighting, video and musical equipment worth over a quarter million dollars - second to none in a venue this size! Take a look here to read about our recent upgrades and renovations, including the extensive mitigation measures to keep you safe while you enjoy your night out.

Our stunning sound and intimate layout means guests will enjoy live performance in a whole new way. The space in front of the stage has cushioned seating for 56 at long tables, a comfy couch for 3, with a stage-side dining/listening "library" with a video monitor focused on the stage, seating an additional 24. The bar area has seating for an additional 9, and another video monitor. We have been called "the best small venue on the east coast", "a listening room on steroids" and "a music lover's paradise." Utilizing a separate ticketing structure, we pay-per-view live stream all our shows in professional quality full HD stereo so performances may be watched remotely as they happen as well. This unique capability gives artists a world-wide reach for fans and audiences that are unable to attend in person. Audio is professionally multi-track recorded which gives artists the option of releasing live show material. These "value-added" services place Jamey's head and shoulders above all but the rarest high end clubs.

JHOM serves a modestly priced, freshly prepared Asian inspired American menu, sinful desserts, and fresh brewed coffees and espressos made with quintuple filtered water. We also boast a dozen ice-cold, fresh brewed, fine ales on tap from Crooked Eye Brewery, and Pennsylvania wines, hard ciders and spirits for your favorite mixed drinks.

As an iconic venue by, and for musicians, we know how to treat professional performing artists with the respect and TLC that they so richly deserve. We are ASCAP, BMI and SESAC licensed. We typically showcase blues, jazz, folk (singer/songwriter), light rock, and occasionally world music genres. We support original music almost exclusively.

We feature ticketed concerts on Friday and Saturday evenings, a free admission Thursday Night Jazz Jam and a free admission Sunday Blues Brunch & Jam hosted by the superb Philly Blues Kings. Jamey's is a supporter of the Blues Foundation. We are fully wheelchair accessible, have free WiFi, and boast plenty of free parking nearby.

Hosts Jamey and Suyun Reilly are pleased to be able to share this wonderful space with fellow music lovers, and welcome you warmly. Our goal was to build a live music space with great food, that did it right: professional production values and top equipment coupled with family style hospitality in a first class facility with easy access.

Jamey is a renaissance man with a long history in the music business as a musician and impresario, in audio design engineering, music touring, venue management, in graphic arts, teaching yoga, and as a professional Physical Therapist. He advocates for the Central Business District in Lansdowne through his position on the board of directors of the Lansdowne Business Professional Association, and seat on the Economic Development Committee of the Lansdowne Economic Development Corporation. Above all he is a dreamer and optimist. JHOM started life as the evolution of the PSALM Salon, the music related arm of the Philadelphia Society for Art, Literature and Music, founded and chaired by Jamey in 2000, a now defunct 501(c)(3) devoted to celebrating the beauty of the living arts as the unifying language of all humanity.

A word about our guiding ethos. The uniqueness of Jamey's House of Music springs from the unorthodox philosophy of its founder. Being the product of the hippy generation, Jamey never bought into the straight laced business model that places growth and profit above all else. To the contrary, Jamey built the House of Music with his own hard earned funds and continues to supplement its operation out of pocket. His goal is to provide guests and artists the best possible experience in terms of welcoming warmth, modest prices, engaging aesthetics and design, high food quality, and technical sophistication, while maintaining a sustainable operation. His measure of success is the wideness of the smiles on guest's faces, and not a burgeoning bank account. Indeed, every penny is poured back into the "business", and not a single penny has gone into Jamey's pocket. He is not well off by any means because of his philosophy, but his riches are of another sort.

The laughing blue Buddha logo, designed by Jamey, represents our belief in the joyful lightness of being, and the conviction that music is humanity's universal language.

Jamey also did the overall design planning for the new JHOM, as well as the acoustical, kitchen and interior design, and audio equipment installation. Paul Mulherin of Crooked Eye Brewery designed and built our beautiful bar.

Chef Suyun founded the popular "Heaven-Heaven" restaurant in southern China, and helped run the family's successful restaurant business there. She was in charge of the kitchen at our previous fine dining restaurant, Patrone, which featured high end Italian and Japanese cuisine. You will now find her in our beautiful new kitchen creating mouth-watering Asian accented new American fare for your delight, from fresh pot stickers and fried rice to delicious, meat, fish and vegetarian dishes.

Suyun brings a deep and soulful presence to all she does. Her prodigious talent is evident not only in the kitchen, but in her gardening and craft work. Jamey regards her as his muse, and has found his Irish temperment greatly tempered by her even and peaceful composure. She immediatly charms all she meets with her smile and easy laughter.

Check out the modestly priced full menu on the menu page. We hope you will return again and again to enjoy stellar eats, adult beverages, superb live music and a really warm and inviting place to meet friendly people.

Doors Open 6 pm for dinner on Thursday through Saturday nights - Showtime Begin 8 pm. The kitchen closes at 9:30 pm. The free Sunday Blues Brunch and Jam runs every Sunday of from noon to 3 pm, with an open mic for blues players from 1 to 3 pm, with the Philly Blues Kings kicking things off from noon to 1 pm. You never know who is in the house! We have a full pro back line, just bring instruments.There is no cover charge, and brunch is served the whole time. Our free Thursday Night Jazz Jam happens every Thursday night from 6pm to 10:00pm, and features the Dave Reiter Trio backing jazz players from all over the region.

We are a non-smoking, 21 and up listening room venue and older children are welcome if accompanied by a parent. Free parking is available on-street, and in nearby parking lots (see the map below.) Public transportation is easily accessible... we are right next to the SEPTA train station on the Media-Elwyn line, and the 101, 102, 109, 113, 115 buses stop nearby.

Concert Reservations: Discounted advance price reservations may be purchased securely online, and are available up to three hours prior to showtime. Box office sales are available when doors open, and are full price. Seating is general admission. We do not use physical tickets. When you purchase the advance discount reservations online, your name is automatically placed on the will-call list for the show you selected. All you need to do is give your name at the door when you arrive for the performance. We do not have dinner reservations - tables are first come, first served. Pay-per-view tickets may be purchased for upcoming shows in advance or at showtime, on our home page.

Cancellation policy: If a show is cancelled due to weather or acts beyond our control, we will post the information on this website for the performance affected and provide refunds automatically to your credit card. We do not provide refunds if you cancel your reservations, or fail to show up, but you may give your tickets to a friend.

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