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 a multi-award winning, superbly crafted intimate 60 seat venue for live music set in a comfortable, air conditioned, world class listening room, with a taproom 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 the main room has stage-facing cushioned seating for 32 at long tables and 2-tops, a comfy "producer's" couch for 3, with a stage-side dining/listening "Little Gallery" with a video monitor focused on the stage, with cushioned seating for an additional 24. The gallery features a monthly rolling exhibit of music related paintings and photography produced by fine artists or musicians who are also artists. 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 beers on tap from Conshohocken Brewing Company, and Pennsylvania wines, spirits and hard cider.

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, an alternating Thursday Night Jazz Jam or Open-Mic Night and a free admission Sunday Blues Brunch & Jam hosted by the superb Girke-Davis Project or the 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. He also serves on the board of the Philadelphia Blues Society. 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.

We are truly fortunate to have a wonderful team at Jamey's. Our incredible front-of-house manager Meghan-Kathleen McCormick is the friendly face you first see when entering, where she will greet you and seat you, and then serve you with a smile, efficiently and attentively all evening. Meg has become a beloved daughter to us and we have come to love her and her own little one, Allie, a precocious 6 year old who delights at growing up in a place filled with love and music.

Behind the bar is Jamey's long-time friend, bartender and booking manager Greg Gaughan, who also manages real estate and runs a blues radio show entitled "The Blues Journey" on Radio That Doesn't Suck, out of Toronto, Canada. Every once in awhile, Greg's wife, Shaofang, who also happens to be Suyun's life-long friend from school days in China, will come in to help out in the kitchen when things get busy. We always look forward to coming to work, where we can be surrounded by friends and loved ones, and some of the best music on the planet.

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. Great! You found the hidden easter egg which entitles you to a free admission to any show of your choosing by printing out a screenshot of this page section and presenting it at the door. 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.

Our custom built bar and refrigeration system was designed and built by our previous bar partener, Paul Mulherin, of Crooked Eye Brewery.

Sound is expertly engineered by Jamey Reilly, who has decades of professional experience in international pro-touring FOH Sound and road management with major groups ranging from Aerosmith to Frank Zappa, large and small venue management, theater sound reinforcement design and installation, recording studio engineering/producing/consulting, and high-end pro-audio equipment engineering design including mixing consoles, microphones, loudspeakers, preamplifiers, amplifiers, noise reduction, signal processors, filters and equalizers. Jamey has designed equipment that has toured with some of the biggest names in music like Bonnie Raitt and Emmylou Harris, gone to the top of Mount Everest (and won an Emmy Award for CBS) and even into outer space. Jamey also plays bass guitar and has been a lover of the blues for many decades.

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 on Fridays and Saturdays. The kitchen closes at 9:30 pm. Happy hour runs from 6 to 7 pm on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and noon to 1 pm on Sundays with discounts on the full menu and bar. 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 or Girke-Davis Project 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 Thursday Night Jazz Jam or Open-Mic Night happens alternately every Thursday night from 6pm to 10pm, and features the Dave Reiter Trio backing jazz players and singers from all over the region. The open mic portion runs from 7 to 10 pm.

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.