Music & Food: Universal languages allowing us to connect across boundaries.
Dewey’s Jazz Lounge was created from a true love of music, passion for exceptional food & drink, and a desire to unite community members. Dewey’s intends to create a vibrant environment where everyone feels welcome to come listen to talented, local musicians and enjoy craft cocktails & modern American cuisine.
The name Dewey's is inspired by co-founder Kenny’s cousin, Dwight R. Jarrett, who passed away in 2014.
Located on Worthington St. in downtown Springfield, Dewey’s Jazz Lounge will open on June 12, 2021.
Meet the Founders
A Western Mass native, Kenny and his three sisters were raised by his mother Pamela in Springfield and Easthampton. Kenny graduated from Emmanuel College in Boston with a bachelor’s degree in Business Management, and is also the owner of New Foundations Realty Group where he offers support to property owners facing financial distress.
Kenny started in the restaurant industry over 10 years ago working at several high end Boston restaurants as a busser, bar back, and server. His love for jazz music and creating genuine connections with other people is what motivated him to open Dewey’s. Kenny intends to not only develop a space where people can thrive socially, but also where he create for the community that helped shape him.
When he’s not working, you can find Kenny spending time with his family, traveling, or being active on the social justice front.
Dr. Mark Markarian
Dr. Markarian was born in London and grew up overseas in Cyprus, Singapore and Thailand, before relocating to the U.S at the age of 10. He holds a master’s degree in Public Health and is currently a Harvard-trained, board-certified aesthetic Plastic Surgeon in the Boston area.
He speaks four languages – English, Armenian, Arabic, and Greek – and his unique background has allowed him to instantly connect with everyone he meets through an unparalleled appreciation and understanding of diversity.
In his spare time, Dr. Markarian enjoys watching movies, playing basketball or tennis, and volunteering as a teacher of math & science at the school where his mother teaches.