Lisa Maxwell, my multi-talented friend, invited us to join her and her husband at theHastings Station Cafe, a vintage metro-north station house that has been recently converted for its current use. Friday nights there are gatherings of jazz players and for a $5 cover charge, you can hear some word class music. Led by Rivertowns musicians Jay Azzolina and Ron Vincent, the players assemble, rotate, play their beautiful instruments with a sweet passion as the occasional train rumbles by. We meant to spent an hour or two and ended being some of the last people there. When something spontaneous, exciting and wonderful happens- it's hard to tear yourself away. So while this new venture is in place, and life allows, make your way to Hastings-on-Hudson on a Friday night. I couldn't recommend it more.