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Every Friday, 5:00pm to 7:00pm, our special cocktail hour set.
THE CROOKED TRIO
plays straight and skewed standards with Oscar Noriega - drums; Brian Drye - piano; Matt Pavolka - bass and a rotating cast of special guests.

 
April


Fri 04/01

OPERA ON TAP. Opera is fun. Most people don't seem to realize how much fun it really is. In order to prove it, Opera on Taphas taken its act to barrooms where they found out that beer on tap enhances the operatic experience. The company is made up of young singers and instrumentalists who relish the direct contact with audiences not inhibited in their reactions by the looming menace of giant chandeliers.

8:00pm

Fri 04/01

BIG LAZY. Big Lazy is an instrumental trio from New York City. 'The Big Apple's Creme de la Creme' according to the Village Voice. References have been made to noir, spaghetti western, Lynch and Tarantino soundtracks, crime jazz and burlesque but Big Lazy's organic and uncontrived music remains beyond category. "the beauty of Ulrich’s music is how it avoids specificity, leaving it to listeners to imagine where they want to…A beguiling new album, “Don’t Cross Myrtle,” alternates between the raucous and the lyrical.” The New Yorker

10:00pm

Sat 04/02

A LIVE BROADCAST OF WFMU'S TRANSPACIFIC SOUNDS PARADISE, hosted by Rob Weisberg and Irene Trudel. Live from Barbès.
Featuring
6:00: Neel Murgai, sitar (from Raga Massive)
6:45: Sofie Salonika:
7:30: Bulla en el Barrio
8:15: Innov Gnawa and more

6:00pm
Sat 04/02

BANDA DE LOS MUERTOS - New York's best Mexican Banda.
In the Mexican state of Sinaloa, brass bands (bandas) are part of every public celebration. In the 1940's, the pioneering Banda El Recodo started mixing up traditional brass band tunes with contemporary Mexican music - mostly ranchera` - and soon transformed the idiom into a powerful new popular genre. In the 1990's, banda music experienced a renewal, especially among young Californian Mexicans, many of whom have family roots in Sinaloa. Banda music's popularity exploded in Mexico as well and has become the new urban music of choice. $10

10:00pm

Sat 04/02

MIDNIGHT DJ SET. Every saturday at midnight, mostly vinyl sets of Tropical music from around the world.
DJ REAGANOMICS. Originally from Detroit, DJ Reagonomics is a producer, remixer and collector who mixes Kuduro, Cumbia, Salsa, Batucada, Baile Funk and more. He has shared bills with DJ Spooky, Dj Olive, Douster and appeared at parties and festivals around the world.

Midnight

Sun 04/03

TRIPLE PASTE. Triple Paste is a new quintet with Eric Pakula on alto sax, Matt Darriau on clarinet and tenor, Katie Down on flute, vocals and ukulele, Matt Applebaum on guitar and Ray Parker on bass. They play swing tunes from the 20's and 30's as well as some originals and new interpretations of Lenny Tristano's music. Appearing at Barbes every Sunday in March.

4:00pm

Sun 04/03

MAX HATT / EDDA GLASS.The Sante Fe-based Jazz-Americana duo Max Hatt / Edda Glass will release their debut album Ocean Of Birds on May 20th. Eric Funk—host of PBS’ Emmy-award winning 11th and Grant Show—calls Hatt and Glass “unique voices and rare musicians [who are] constantly, bravely reinventing themselves.” Glass got her start singing Bossa Nova in Montana—as she likes to say, “There’s something poignant about singing Girl from Ipanema when it’s negative forty out.” Hatt grew up in the Chicago-land area, studying jazz guitar in Indiana University’s David Baker program, Michigan State and in classes led by Pat Metheny, Julian Lage, and Lee Ritenour.

7:00pm

Sun 04/03

STEPHANE WREMBEL. The French virtuoso guitarist first learned his craft with the manouche (the French Gypsies) but he has also gotten deep into American vernacular musical styles. He scored the theme song to Woody Allen's "Midnight in Paris" which he also performed live dng the 2012 Academy Awards and he has been called “a revelation” by Rolling Stone. While his playing falls into the general umbrella of Gypsy Swing his weekly sets showcase his own compositions which owe as much to Django Reinhardt as they do Pink Floyd or middle eastern modes.

9:00pm

Mon 04/04

BRAIN CLOUD. Every Monday. "My brain is cloudy, my soul is upside-down... When I get that low-down feeling, I know the blues must be someplace around." (Bob Wills)The Brain Cloud’s brand of western swing draws from the New Orleans-meets-Texas, strings-meet-horns, jazz-meets-country sound that Bob Wills perfected on his mid-1940’s Tiffany Transcriptions radio broadcasts. The Brain Cloud includes Dennis Lichtman (mandolin/fiddle/clarinet), Tamar Korn - of the Cangelosi Cards (vocals), Raphael McGregor (lap steel guitar), Skip Krevens (guitar), Andrew Hall (bass), and Kevin Dorn (drums), plus frequent guest appearances by Matt Munisteri (guitar) and Rob Hecht (fiddle).

7:00pm

Mon 04/04

TROPICAL VORTEX MONDAYS!. Every Monday, Tropical Vortex showcases bands and DJs who specialize in variations on Tropical sounds from Latinolandia and elsewhere.
LOS ALIENS. This new project by Colombian pianist and keyboardist Ricardo Gallo mixes Colombian grooves with improvisation and sound exploration. With Ricardo Gallo - synths; Sebastián Cruz - guitar; Amanda Ruzza - bass and Andres Jimenez - drums.
With DJ sets by the GREENWOOD RHYTHM COALITION.

9:30pm

Tue 04/05

JOSE CONDE TRIO. Miami-raised Jose Conde is the son of Cuban immigrants and the roots show in personal stew of pan-latin and global pop influences. His trio plays his own compositions, from early Cuban based son and cha cha, to the more recent global funk.

7:00pm

Tue 04/05

SLAVIC SOUL PARTY. Fiery Balkan brass, throbbing funk grooves, Gypsy accordion wizardry, and virtuoso jazz chops: Slavic Soul Party! is just what it says. Brash and strong as slivovitz, these nine musicians have forged a virtuosic new brass band music in the heart of New York City; their Tuesday bacchanal is a destination for locals and brass band fans from around the globe. SSP!'s last five albums (NY Underground Tapes, Taketron, Teknochek Collision, Remixed, and Bigger) are all available from Barbès Records. John Carlson & Kenny Warren (trumpet), Peter Hess (sax/clarinet), Peter Stan (accordion), Tim Vaughn & Matt Musselman (trombone), Ron Caswell (tuba), Matt Moran and Chris Stromquist (tapan/snare/darabouka).

9:00pm

Wed 04/06

ANDY STATMAN. A truly extraordinary artist, Andy Statman began his career in the 70’s as a virtuoso Mandolinist who studied and performed with David Grisman, went on to study clarinet the legendary Dave Tarras and became one of the main architect of a Klezmer revival which started out 30 years ago and has since informed and influenced folk, Jazz and improvised music forms. Andy draws equally from hassidic melodies, folk tunes from new and old worlds alike and Albert Ayler-influenced free-improv. The result reads like a very personal search for the sacred based both on traditions and introspection. $10

8:00pm

Wed 04/06

THE MANDINGO AMBASSADORS. Every Wednesday
Guitarist Mamady Kouyate has been at the forefront of Guinean music since the 1970’s. He is best known as one of Bembeya Jazz’s guitarist but he has really made his mark with his own band, Les Ambassadeurs du Mandingue. “Dazzling vocal and guitar patterns over a rhythm section that is like a perfect system” Ben Ratliff, NY Times.

10:00pm

Thu 04/07

RACHELLE GARNIEZ. Dubbed a"Master of Surprise" by Entertainment Weekly, Rachelle writes and performs darkly optimistic story-songs and accompanies herself on a variety of instruments including accordion, piano, claviola, guitar and plastic bells, "...leaving nothing behind but sweet wreckage." (The New Yorker)

8:00pm

Thu 04/07

JACK GRACE. The Martini Cowboy brings us his urban take on Country music. "One of the ity's most personable and skilled country stars" Time Out NY. “He’s like that Cash kid, but good.” — Jerry Lee Lewis on hearing Jack live .

10:00pm
Fri 04/08

LUCIAN BAN & MAT MANERI TRANSYLVANIAN CONCERT
When Romanian-born pianist Lucian Ban and Grammy-nominated violinist Mat Maneri joined up for a concert in an opera house in Lucian's hometown of Targu Mures in the middle of Romania’s Transylvania region, the music was, as Jazz Times puts it, “as close as it gets to Goth jazz.” Released in 2013 as a live album by ECM Records, the Transylvanian Concert has won critical acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic and has spawned several tours. $10

8:00pm

Fri 04/08

INNOV GNAWA. The New York-based group of Moroccan musicians plays Gnawa music – the southern Moroccan trance music with roots in pre-islamic animist traditions. Led by master Maalem Hassan BenJaafer, InnoVe Gnawa uses traditional instrumentation such as the lute-like Sintir and the large castanet type Krakebs to accompany its ancient chants. Their approach is resolutely innovative though – an hypnotic, take on this ecstatic, trance-inducing tradition which has enthralled and inspired generations of musicians from around the world.

10:00pm

Sat 04/09

ANDERS NILSSON BAND. In residency every Saturday in April.
Guitarist Anders Nilsson moved from his native Sweden to New York in 2000 and has since made an impression as a versatile guitarist and band leaser. He performs regularly with singer Fay Victor as well as with William Parker, Sabir Mateen, Paquito D’Rivera, Eugene Chadbourne and many others.
“Anders Nilsson, a guitarist & composer comfortable with everything from free improvisation to avant-garde metal, traverses ghostly mood-setting, bluesy twang and overdriven riffage” – Hank Shteamer, Time Out New York - This week:
Anders Nilsson with Michael Attias & Ken Filiano. Noir-
jazz-serialism-groove-lyricism-abandon.

6:00pm

Sat 04/09

MAMADY & MAMADY. African Guitar Duo. Guitarists Mamady Kouyate et Mamady Kourouma, both from Guinea, have been playing together since their teenage years. They started out as troubadours who would travel from village to village, picking up gigs along the way. They both ended up joining some of the early National Orchestras such as le 22 Novembre Band, L'Orchestre Federal Kouroussa and finally, in the case of Kouyate, the Bembeya jazz - Gunea's most prestigious musical export. Mamady Kouyate, after getting in some deep political trouble back home and being jailed a few times, ended up moving to New York, soon followed by Kourouma. The two have been playing in Kouyate's New York band, The Mandingo Ambassadors.
Lsately, they have been revisiting their early years, playing in duo form and transforming our backroom in a Guinean village venue.

8:00pm

Sat 04/09

ANBESSA ORCHESTRA (formerly Lions) is a seven piece group based in New York that draws its inspiration from the kind of classic Ethiopian music anthologized on the cult Ethiopiques series. Anbessa’s approach to the music is personal, but never strays far from the 60’s and 70’s sound of the original. They play some better and lesser known tunes from some of the Ethiopian masters as well as their own compositions. The result is an original sound that would have fit nicely on the Ethio-funk scene of 1970’s Addis Ababa. Featuring Wayne Tucker- Trumpet; Eyal Vilner- Alto Saxophone; Eden Bareket- Baritone Saxophone; Nadav Peled- Guitar, Compositions, Arrangements; Dor Heled- Keyboards; Tamir Shmerling- Bass and Eran Fink- Drums

10:00pm

Sat 04/09

MIDNIGHT DJ SET. Every saturday at midnight, mostly vinyl sets of Tropical music from around the world. This week:
DJ DISREPUTABLE SHAMAN.

Midnight

Sun 04/10

TRIPLE PASTE. Triple Paste is a new quintet with Eric Pakula on alto sax, Matt Darriau on clarinet and tenor, Katie Down on flute, vocals and ukulele, Matt Applebaum on guitar and Ray Parker on bass. They play swing tunes from the 20's and 30's as well as some originals and new interpretations of Lenny Tristano's music. Appearing at Barbes every Sunday in March.

4:00pm

Sun 04/10

GRETA GERTLER GOLD & ALICE BIERHORST. Raised in the Catskill Mountains and now based in Brooklyn, New York, singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Alice Bierhorst was raised on a diet of Classical music, opera and folk. She has released fourteen albums on her own shur records. Her new album, The Beacon, is dedicated to the memory of her mother, Jane Byers Bierhorst and was produced by The Universal Thump (Greta Gerler Gold and Adam D. Gold).
In addition to her work with The Universal Thump as performer, composer and producer, Greta Gertler Gold is currently working on some new, non-traditional musicals, including one in development at Ars Nova (off-Broadway) Theatre and a collaboration with TONY Award winning artist, Stew. Tonight she will be previewing songs from her musicals-in-progress, as well as some of her catalog as a singer-songwriter, and The Universal Thump's most recent release, 'Walking the Cat: The Abbey Road EP'. GretaGertlerGold.com

7:00pm

Sun 04/10

STEPHANE WREMBEL. The French virtuoso guitarist first learned his craft with the manouche (the French Gypsies) but he has also gotten deep into American vernacular musical styles. He scored the theme song to Woody Allen's "Midnight in Paris" which he also performed live dng the 2012 Academy Awards and he has been called “a revelation” by Rolling Stone. While his playing falls into the general umbrella of Gypsy Swing his weekly sets showcase his own compositions which owe as much to Django Reinhardt as they do Pink Floyd or middle eastern modes.

9:00pm

Mon 04/11

BRAIN CLOUD. Every Monday. "My brain is cloudy, my soul is upside-down... When I get that low-down feeling, I know the blues must be someplace around." (Bob Wills)The Brain Cloud’s brand of western swing draws from the New Orleans-meets-Texas, strings-meet-horns, jazz-meets-country sound that Bob Wills perfected on his mid-1940’s Tiffany Transcriptions radio broadcasts. The Brain Cloud includes Dennis Lichtman (mandolin/fiddle/clarinet), Tamar Korn - of the Cangelosi Cards (vocals), Raphael McGregor (lap steel guitar), Skip Krevens (guitar), Andrew Hall (bass), and Kevin Dorn (drums), plus frequent guest appearances by Matt Munisteri (guitar) and Rob Hecht (fiddle).

7:00pm

Mon 04/11

TROPICAL VORTEX MONDAYS!. Every Monday, Tropical Vortex showcases bands and DJs who specialize in variations on Tropical sounds from Latinolandia and elsewhere.
LOS CUMPLEANOS. The new groupe plays a psychedelic mix of classic era cumbia and salsa from Colombia as well as tasty originals in the same vein. Nestor Gomez - Lead Vocals, Congas, Alegre; Lautaro Burgos - Drumset; Eric Lane - Keyboards; Alex Asher - Trombone.

9:30pm

Tue 04/12

AKIKO PAVOLKA TRIO. The pianist, singer and composer returns to Barbes with a new trio, playing all new music from her soon to be released sixth recording as a leader. with Akiko Pavolka - vox and piano; Matt Pavolka: bass and Nate Wood: drums.

7:00pm

Tue 04/12

SLAVIC SOUL PARTY. Fiery Balkan brass, throbbing funk grooves, Gypsy accordion wizardry, and virtuoso jazz chops: Slavic Soul Party! is just what it says. Brash and strong as slivovitz, these nine musicians have forged a virtuosic new brass band music in the heart of New York City; their Tuesday bacchanal is a destination for locals and brass band fans from around the globe. SSP!'s last five albums (NY Underground Tapes, Taketron, Teknochek Collision, Remixed, and Bigger) are all available from Barbès Records. John Carlson & Kenny Warren (trumpet), Peter Hess (sax/clarinet), Peter Stan (accordion), Tim Vaughn & Matt Musselman (trombone), Ron Caswell (tuba), Matt Moran and Chris Stromquist (tapan/snare/darabouka).

9:00pm

Wed 04/13

FABRIZIO CASSOL. Fabrizio is a Belgian saxophonist and composer who has worked with musicians as varied as Frederic Rzewski, Toots Thielemans, DJ Grazzhoppa and Oumou Sangare. In 1991, he travelled to the Central African forest with colleagues Stéphane Galland and Michel Hatzigeorgiou to encounter the Aka pygmies. On their return, the trio formed Aka Moon, which remains Cassol's main project.. He will be joined by trumpet player Amir el Saffar, Miles Okazaki, Anthony Tidd, and Kush Abadaye.

8:00pm

Wed 04/13

THE MANDINGO AMBASSADORS. Every Wednesday
Guitarist Mamady Kouyate has been at the forefront of Guinean music since the 1970’s. He is best known as one of Bembeya Jazz’s guitarist but he has really made his mark with his own band, Les Ambassadeurs du Mandingue. “Dazzling vocal and guitar patterns over a rhythm section that is like a perfect system” Ben Ratliff, NY Times.

10:00pm
Thu 04/14

SOUREN BARONIAN'S TAKSIM. Souren Baronian grew up in Spanish Harlem riding two powerful currents of his creativity: his ethnic Armenian heritage, and jazz. His own music is an authentic organic hybrid of those two idioms. The sound of his band is truly unique, applying a jazz vocabulary and the bebop sensibility of Charlie Parker and Lester Young to Middle Eastern rhythms on traditional instruments such as the oud, kaval, dubek, G-clarinet and dumbek. "Taksim" is a Middle Eastern term meaning improvisation, and inspired improvisation is the home territory ofSouren Baronian and his band. The Band has toured all over the world and played many of the top venues including the Montreal Jazz Festival, The Blue Note and Cornelia Street Cafe. Souren Baronian - G-clarinet, saxophone, kaval, duduk, riq; Adam Good - 'oud; Lee Baronian - darbukkeh Mal Stein - drums, percussion; Sprocket Royer - double bass.

8:00pm

Thu 04/14

THE PRE-WAR PONIES. 20s, 30s and 40s forgotten gems by the likes of Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, the Gershwins, Hoagy Carmichael and Johnny Mercer. With Daria Grace - vocals & baritone ukulele, J. Walter Hawkes - trombone, ukulele & vocals, Jim Whitney - bass, and Russ Meissner - drums.

10:00pm

Fri 04/15 KILL HENRY SUGAR. Guitarist Erik Della Penna and drummer Dean Sharenow have lent their writing, production, and performance skills to a wide range of artists, from Tiny Tim to Sting. As Kill Henry Sugar, they fashion moody morsels of American Roots music with what the Village Voice calls, “Cinematic gravitas.” This series will feature occasional stringed or reeded guests embellishing the duo’s petulant yankee poetry.

8:00pm

Fri 04/15

CHIA'S DANCE PARTY. Martin Vejarano, leader of La Cumbiamba EneYe, has concocted a new project based on the sounds of traditional Colombian marching bands, but with enough of urban bastardization and personal idiosyncrasies to please a squadron of ethnomusicologists. The music is fun, driven and adventurous. It's very deeply rooted in Colombian music but not quaint, folkloric or exotic in anyway. With Ben Stapp - tuba; Alex Terrier - soprano saxophone; Justin Wood - alto sax and flute; Rafi Malkiel - Bombardino and Martín Vejarano - drums & compositions.

10:00pm

Sat 04/16

Cutupra Production, presents ROCK'N KIDS. A monthly afternoon showcase of some of the most notable kid bands from Brooklyn and beyond. Every third Saturday of the month. This month: :
Studio C and Asylum For The Musically Insane.

4:00pm

Sat 04/16

ANDERS NILSSON BAND. In residency every Saturday in April.
Guitarist Anders Nilsson moved from his native Sweden to New York in 2000 and has since made an impression as a versatile guitarist and band leaser. He performs regularly with singer Fay Victor as well as with William Parker, Sabir Mateen, Paquito D’Rivera, Eugene Chadbourne and many others.
“Anders Nilsson, a guitarist & composer comfortable with everything from free improvisation to avant-garde metal, traverses ghostly mood-setting, bluesy twang and overdriven riffage” – Hank Shteamer, Time Out New York - This week:
ANDERS NILSSON GROUP. with Satoshi Takeishi (drums) & David Ambrosio (bass & batah), special guest Brahim Fribgane (oud, percussion). Founded in 2011, Anders' group focuses on rhythmic interplay and references a wide array of styles and composers such as Deep Purple, Messiaen and Moroccan music!.

6:00pm

Sat 04/16

BOMBAY RICKEY. Fronted by vocalist and composer Kamala Sankarama, Bombay Rickey could be the soundtrack to a Bollywood noir film from the 1960s, or perhaps to an imaginary spaghetti western. Bombay Rickey counts Ennio Morricone and Yma Sumac as influences. Exotic dance rhythms, coloratura soprano and surf guitar.

8:00pm

Sat 04/16

LOS CREMA PARAISO. Los Crema Paraiso, named after a beloved Caracas' ice cream parlor, is a Venezuelan power trio made up of Neil Ochoa (Si Se, Chicha Libre), José Luis Pardo (Los Amigos Invisibles), and BamBam Rodriguez. The trio takes Venezuelan traditional music as its foundation, but infuses it with rock, funk, latin grooves and jazz. Los Crema Paraiso’s sophomore album, De Pelicula, is an update on what has been referred to as “High Speed Bossa Nova" and offers a melange of classic Venezuelan songs, rock anthems and original tracks influenced by Noel Petro, Tom Jobim, Llanera music, Medeski, Martin and Wood and Pink Floyd.

10:00pm

Sat 04/16

MIDNIGHT DJ SET. Every saturday at midnight, mostly vinyl sets of Tropical music from around the world.

Midnight

Sun 04/17

JESSICA FICHOT. French chanson, Shanghai jazz. Los Angeles-based chanteuse/songwriter Jessica Fichot is a lot like her hometown of Paris: French at heart, but with a soul that's truly international. Drawing from her multi-ethnic French / Chinese / American upbringing, her music takes the listener on a twisting journey out of the French chanson tradition, into the lands of 1940's Shanghai jazz, international folk, gypsy swing and into the wilderness of her imagination. Fichot has performed packed venues in France, China, Spain, Mexico, Canada and across the U.S - backed by her fiery band (clarinet/sax, upright bass, and guitar), and armed with her accordion, toy piano and multilingual vocals (sung in French, Mandarin Chinese, Spanish and English.) Her latest EP Dear Shanghai, an intoxicating celebration of the swing-era sounds of her mother’s hometown of Shanghai, turns listeners on the musical terrain of a bygone era half a world away

7:00pm

Sun 04/17

TRIPLE PASTE. Triple Paste is a new quintet with Eric Pakula on alto sax, Matt Darriau on clarinet and tenor, Katie Down on flute, vocals and ukulele, Matt Applebaum on guitar and Ray Parker on bass. They play swing tunes from the 20's and 30's as well as some originals and new interpretations of Lenny Tristano's music. Appearing at Barbes every Sunday in March.

4:00pm

Sun 04/17

STEPHANE WREMBEL. The French virtuoso guitarist first learned his craft with the manouche (the French Gypsies) but he has also gotten deep into American vernacular musical styles. He scored the theme song to Woody Allen's "Midnight in Paris" which he also performed live dng the 2012 Academy Awards and he has been called “a revelation” by Rolling Stone. While his playing falls into the general umbrella of Gypsy Swing his weekly sets showcase his own compositions which owe as much to Django Reinhardt as they do Pink Floyd or middle eastern modes.

9:00pm

Mon 04/18

BRAIN CLOUD. Every Monday. "My brain is cloudy, my soul is upside-down... When I get that low-down feeling, I know the blues must be someplace around." (Bob Wills)The Brain Cloud’s brand of western swing draws from the New Orleans-meets-Texas, strings-meet-horns, jazz-meets-country sound that Bob Wills perfected on his mid-1940’s Tiffany Transcriptions radio broadcasts. The Brain Cloud includes Dennis Lichtman (mandolin/fiddle/clarinet), Tamar Korn - of the Cangelosi Cards (vocals), Raphael McGregor (lap steel guitar), Skip Krevens (guitar), Andrew Hall (bass), and Kevin Dorn (drums), plus frequent guest appearances by Matt Munisteri (guitar) and Rob Hecht (fiddle).

7:00pm

Mon 04/18

TROPICAL VORTEX MONDAYS!. Every Monday, Tropical Vortex showcases bands and DJs who specialize in variations on Tropical sounds from Latinolandia and elsewhere. This week:
YOTOCO. The spunky incarnation of a musical love triangle between Umoja Orchestra, Bioritmo, and Cumbiagra.Yotoco plays a melange of Salsa, Afro-Cuban Rumba, Boleros, and Cumbia. The group is symbiotically composed of Gabo Tomasini (percussion,) Natalia Perez (vocals & percussion) Jules Belmont (guitar) and Sebastian Lopez (bass)

9:30pm

Tue 04/19

HEARING THINGS. Matt Bauder -saxophones, guitars; JP Schlegelmilch -organ and Vinnie Sperrazza - drums.
"Middle Eastern flavored surf rock with old-school R&B honking and striptease-worthy themes." -Peter Margasak, The Chicago Reader

7:00pm

Tue 04/19

SLAVIC SOUL PARTY. Fiery Balkan brass, throbbing funk grooves, Gypsy accordion wizardry, and virtuoso jazz chops: Slavic Soul Party! is just what it says. Brash and strong as slivovitz, these nine musicians have forged a virtuosic new brass band music in the heart of New York City; their Tuesday bacchanal is a destination for locals and brass band fans from around the globe. SSP!'s last five albums (NY Underground Tapes, Taketron, Teknochek Collision, Remixed, and Bigger) are all available from Barbès Records. John Carlson & Kenny Warren (trumpet), Peter Hess (sax/clarinet), Peter Stan (accordion), Tim Vaughn & Matt Musselman (trombone), Ron Caswell (tuba), Matt Moran and Chris Stromquist (tapan/snare/darabouka).

9:00pm

Wed 04/20

TOM SWAFFORD'S STRING POWER. Tom Swafford's String Power is an eleven-piece string ensemble. Their repertoire includes music by Charles Mingus, The Velvet Underground, The Carter Family, Mohammed Abdel Wahab, 70's TV show themes, tangos, original music and more. "All the force of a heavy metal group and energy of a biker bar blues band packed into a jazz chamber orchestra." (Nathanial Oxford)

8:00pm

Wed 04/20

THE MANDINGO AMBASSADORS. Every Wednesday
Guitarist Mamady Kouyate has been at the forefront of Guinean music since the 1970’s. He is best known as one of Bembeya Jazz’s guitarist but he has really made his mark with his own band, Les Ambassadeurs du Mandingue. “Dazzling vocal and guitar patterns over a rhythm section that is like a perfect system” Ben Ratliff, NY Times.

10:00pm
Thu 04/21

MICHAEL & YOSHIE. A new band. Lovely music for clarinet and oud. Michael Winograd (clarinet,) Yoshie Fruchter (oud,) Jordan Morton (bass,) Tyshawn Sorey (drums.)

6:00pm

Thu 04/21

Eva Nova's DITMAS QUARTET. Pianist Eva Novoa's new album "Butterflies and Zebras" was just released on Fresh Sound New Talent. The Barcelona native is now based in Brooklyn and this is her first album with her New York quartet. Featuring Michaël Attias, alto saxophone; Eva Novoa, piano & Fender Rhodes; Max Johnson, bass and Jeff Davis, drums
"Novoa’s ectomorphic touch is explorative, extrapolating and exciting" - George Harris, Jazz Weekly.

8:00pm

Thu 04/21

BOSS TENOR. Country and Jazz standards with Oscar noriega (drums), Chris Speed(tenorsax, clarinet), Matt Pavolka (bass). Nate Radley (Guitar) and Jesse Quarrto (voice). $10

10:00pm

Fri 04/22

REGIONAL DE NY. Lyrical melodies, contrapuntal harmonies, and a swinging rhythm section: choro is Brazil's answer to early American jazz. The Regional de NY performs classic and original arrangements of Brazil's oldest popular music with deep groove and a love for improvisation. Personnel: Hadar Noiberg - flute; Vitor Gonçalves - accordion; Kahil Nayton - cavquinho; Cesar Garabini - 7 string guitar and Ranjan Ramchandani - pandeiro.

8:00pm

Fri 04/22

GILMAR GOMES & Friends. Bahia native and percussionist superhero Gilmar Gomes is best known for working with the likes of Shakira, Gilberto Gil and Angelique Kidjo - as well as local favoites Forro In The Dark. He has also been stepping up as a band leader both here and in Bahia, singing his own reperetoire, accompanying himself on a variety of instruments and surrounding himself with fantastic musicians.

10:00pm

Sat 04/23

THE ERIK SATIE QUARTET. The Erik Satie Quartet is a wind group whose focus of repertoire starts with Erik Satie, his times, and beyond. The four lithe and muscular voices present music that is unique and strange for the uninitiated, yet with warmth and humanity at its core. The group performs the second Saturday of every month at 4 PM, phonometrically calculated to be the perfect time of day for a Pernod. Repertoire is drawn from the works of Milhaud, Auric, Poulenc, Stravinsky, Britten, Durey, Sibelius, and of course the Velvet Gentleman himself. Featuring arrangements by leader and trombonist Ron Hay, the group includes Alex Hamlin (bari sax/clarinet), Max Seigel (bass trombone), Ben Holmes (trumpet/flugelhorn) and Olivier Conan (words).

2:00pm
Sat 04/23

ANDERS NILSSON BAND. In residency every Saturday in April.
Guitarist Anders Nilsson moved from his native Sweden to New York in 2000 and has since made an impression as a versatile guitarist and band leaser. He performs regularly with singer Fay Victor as well as with William Parker, Sabir Mateen, Paquito D’Rivera, Eugene Chadbourne and many others.
“Anders Nilsson, a guitarist & composer comfortable with everything from free improvisation to avant-garde metal, traverses ghostly mood-setting, bluesy twang and overdriven riffage” – Hank Shteamer, Time Out New York - This week:
ANDERS NILSSON GROUP. with Satoshi Takeishi (drums) & David Ambrosio (bass & batah). Founded in 2011, Anders' group focuses on rhythmic interplay and references a wide array of styles and composers such as Deep Purple, Messiaen and Moroccan music.

6:00pm

Sat 04/23

LES CHAUDS LAPINS. Kurt Hoffman and Meg Reichardt cover Charles Trenet songs and other jewels from the French 30's and 40's musical traditions accompanying themselves on banjo-ukes. Prior to their re-incarnation as French entertainers, Meg was better known as one third of the Roulette sisters and Kurt as a reed player and composer who co-led cult instrumental band the Ordinaires and recorded with such luminaries as They Might be Giants, Frank Black, Firewater, and Drink Me. They are backed by a string section composed of Karen Waltuch - violin; Andy Cotton - bass and Garo Yellin - cello.

8:00pm

Sat 04/23

HOMBRES COMPLICADOS. Smokey Hormel's new band, Hombres Complicados, combines vintage African, Caribbean and Brazilian dance grooves with Tuba and electric surf guitar. Drawing on melodies and influences from all over the globe, the band features Smokey's wild guitar, 3 percussionists, Davi Viera, Tony Mola and Meia Noite, and David Hofstra on bass and tuba.  With a variety of occasional guest soloists, including Clark Gayton on trombone, Doug Wieselman on clarinet and baritone sax, and Charlie Burnham on electric violin. Every show is different, but be prepared to dance!
As a session guitarist, Smokey Hormel has had a strong presence on many influential records. Beck's grammy winning Morning Phase, Sea Change and Mutations, Adele's 21, Johnny Cash's Hurt, Tom Waits' Mule Variations to name a few plus others by Neil Diamond, Wanda Jackson, Joe Strummer, Marianne Faithful, Justin Timberlake, and Norah Jones. 

10:00pm
Sat 04/23

MIDNIGHT DJ SET. Every saturday at midnight, mostly vinyl sets of Tropical music from around the world.
DJ REAGANOMICS. Originally from Detroit, DJ Reagonomics is a producer, remixer and collector who mixes Kuduro, Cumbia, Salsa, Batucada, Baile Funk and more. He has shared bills with DJ Spooky, Dj Olive, Douster and appeared at parties and festivals around the world.

Midnight

Sun 04/24

Triple Paste Group presents:
MATT DARRIAU & THE R&Bebop. (Tristano to Red Prysock). With: Joe Fitzgerald-bass, Rafael D'lugof-piano, Tim Vaughn-tbone

4:00pm

Sun 04/24

Jim Campilongo “LAST NIGHT, THIS MORNING” withWith Jonny Lam - steel guitar; Luca Benedetti - guitar; Roy Williams - guitar; Dave Speranza - bass and Konrad Meissner - drums.
Jim Campilongo is a virtuoso country-jazz guitarist who has been called "An American treasure" by Billboard Magazine. He has teamed up with pedal steel player JonnyLam and his group Honeyfingers, and together they have taken on a repertoire of country-jazz inspired by the likes of Jimmy Bryant.
“...If you’re fan of the Telecaster and you don’t know Jim Campilongo you are really missing out on the greatest Tele player of our time. Jim’s new record is a masterpiece, but this is nothing new for Jim...” Tone Quest Report.

7:00pm

Sun 04/24

TUBBY. Tubby performs both classic and obscure 50’s & 60’s New Orleans Rock and Roll - from the likes of Allen Toussaint, Professor Longhair, & James Booker. With Luca Benedetti - Guitar; - Saxophone; Dave Speranza - Bass; Danny Fox - piano; and Dan Rieser - Drums

9:00pm

Mon 04/25

BRAIN CLOUD. Every Monday. "My brain is cloudy, my soul is upside-down... When I get that low-down feeling, I know the blues must be someplace around." (Bob Wills)The Brain Cloud’s brand of western swing draws from the New Orleans-meets-Texas, strings-meet-horns, jazz-meets-country sound that Bob Wills perfected on his mid-1940’s Tiffany Transcriptions radio broadcasts. The Brain Cloud includes Dennis Lichtman (mandolin/fiddle/clarinet), Tamar Korn - of the Cangelosi Cards (vocals), Raphael McGregor (lap steel guitar), Skip Krevens (guitar), Andrew Hall (bass), and Kevin Dorn (drums), plus frequent guest appearances by Matt Munisteri (guitar) and Rob Hecht (fiddle).

7:00pm

Mon 04/25

TROPICAL VORTEX MONDAYS!. Every Monday, Tropical Vortex showcases bands and DJs who specialize in variations on Tropical sounds from Latinolandia and elsewhere.
BULLA EN EL BARRIO. Led by Barranquilla native Carolina Oliveros, the drummers and singers of Bulla en el Barrio explore new and classic Bailes Cantados of Bullerengue. Bullerengue originated on the Carribean Colombian coast of Colombia. The music has deep African roots, it consists mostly of drummers and female singers and posesses a mesmerizing, trance-like quality.
Carolina Oliveros belongs to a younger generation of cantadoras who have a deep connection to the tradition but have also been influences by all the music they were exposed to growing up: classical music, rock and cumbia among others. The group will be paying homage to lesser known cantadorasand cantadores from Uraba - region of Colombia located between Antioquia, Choco and Cordoba. Featuring songs by Eustiquia Amaranto (Turbo), Darlina Saenz (Necocli), Ana Garces (Necocli), Eloisa Garces (Necocli), Eulalia Gonzales (Maria La Baja), Pabla Florez (Maria La Baja), and Sabina Escudero

9:30pm

Tue 04/26

PANGARI & THE SOCIALITES. The Socialites take their cues from classic jamaican groups with a repertoire of vintage ska, rock steady, soul and early reggae. With Nick Anderson - drums; Mark Marshal l- guitar; Ari Folman-Cohen - bass; Kevin Moehringer - trombone; Pasquale Cangiano - trumpet; Akie Bermiss - vocals and piano; Kyle Nasser - sax and Alex Spiegelman - alto sax.

7:00pm

Tue 04/26

SLAVIC SOUL PARTY. Fiery Balkan brass, throbbing funk grooves, Gypsy accordion wizardry, and virtuoso jazz chops: Slavic Soul Party! is just what it says. Brash and strong as slivovitz, these nine musicians have forged a virtuosic new brass band music in the heart of New York City; their Tuesday bacchanal is a destination for locals and brass band fans from around the globe. SSP!'s last five albums (NY Underground Tapes, Taketron, Teknochek Collision, Remixed, and Bigger) are all available from Barbès Records. John Carlson & Kenny Warren (trumpet), Peter Hess (sax/clarinet), Peter Stan (accordion), Tim Vaughn & Matt Musselman (trombone), Ron Caswell (tuba), Matt Moran and Chris Stromquist (tapan/snare/darabouka).

9:00pm

Wed 04/27

WORLD STRING TRIO. Brandon Terzic (Xalam, Alsarah) is an oud and Ngoni player now based in Cairo. While in NY, he's teaming up with two of his musical cohorts for a set of new music steeped in Arabie and African traditions.
Featuring Brandon Terzic - Oud and Ngoni; Kane Mathis - Kora and Oud; Rufus Cappodocia - Cello.

8:00pm

Wed 04/27

THE MANDINGO AMBASSADORS. Every Wednesday
Guitarist Mamady Kouyate has been at the forefront of Guinean music since the 1970’s. He is best known as one of Bembeya Jazz’s guitarist but he has really made his mark with his own band, Les Ambassadeurs du Mandingue. “Dazzling vocal and guitar patterns over a rhythm section that is like a perfect system” Ben Ratliff, NY Times.

10:00pm

Thu 04/28

WEIRD WEDNESDAYS (on Thursdays). Episode 26 - Terry Dame presents an ongoing monthly music series dedicated to instrument inventors and players of found objects and other musical oddities. Dame is a composer, multi-instrumentalist and instrument builder and leader of the invented instrument ensemble Electric Junkyard Gamelan. Terry Dame's WeirdWednesdays did start on a Wednesday, but to make it weirder, it will be now happen every last Thursday of the month…because Thursday is the weirdest Wednesday of all.

7:30pm

Thu 04/28

BALKAN ELECTRIQUE with GREEK JUDAS & CHOBAN ELECTRIK
GREEK JUDAS. Inspired by a certain infamous Newport incident, the members of Greek Judas channel their inner pope and take the rembetika repertoire to electric extremes: loud saturated guitars, guttural singing, Greek noise. It will all be there. Bring an axe. With Quince Macramé, Nick Cudahy, Chris Stromquist, Izaak Mills and Wade Ripka
CHOBAN ELECTRIK
. Choban Elektrik performs traditional Balkan folk music on vintage keyboard instruments, played in a psychedelic and improvisational setting. With Jordan Shapiro - keyboards, accordion; Dave Johnsen - Bass; Phil Kester; drums & percussion; Eva Salina Primack - vocals and Jesse Kotansky - violin

10:00pm

 

11:00pm

Fri 04/29

BAD REPUTATION. Pierre de Gaillande sings Georges Brassens. From the 50’s through the late 70’s, George Brassens redefined French Chanson. He was an anarchist bard whose songs were sometimes raunchy, sometimes polemic, often poignant, and always steeped in classic French poetry. He went on to become one the most emblematic French singer of the 20th century. His songs, unlike those of his friend Jacque Brel, never became known outside of France, mostly because of the literary aspect of his lyrics.
Franco-American singer and composer Pierre de Gaillande has translated a number of Brassenssongs. He has stuck to the rhyming scheme and verse length of the original songs, thus matching the melodies perfectly. He has re-arranged the music with a cinematic sensibility, using a combination of guitars, clarinets, lapsteel and Charango. Best way to describe the record would be to compare it to a perfect movie adaptation of a book classic. Think Stanley Kubrick or Raoul Ruiz. Check out the Barbès Records release and the NPR Stor

8:00pm

Fri 04/29

BILL CARNEY'S JUG ADDICTS. Sans-Culottes founder and frontman Bill Carney has been leading various jugbands for over 25 years. His latest incarnation, the Brooklyn-based JugAddicts, has earned a reputation for exciting live shows. Often a large formation, the JugAddicts are characterized by their powerful, raucous approach to itsjug band, old time, tin pan alley, early jazz and blues repertoire. 10:00pm

10:00pm

Sat 04/30

ANDERS NILSSON BAND. In residency every Saturday in April.
Guitarist Anders Nilsson moved from his native Sweden to New York in 2000 and has since made an impression as a versatile guitarist and band leaser. He performs regularly with singer Fay Victor as well as with William Parker, Sabir Mateen, Paquito D’Rivera, Eugene Chadbourne and many others.
“Anders Nilsson, a guitarist & composer comfortable with everything from free improvisation to avant-garde metal, traverses ghostly mood-setting, bluesy twang and overdriven riffage” – Hank Shteamer, Time Out New York - This week:
ANDERS NILSSON GROUP. with Satoshi Takeishi (drums) & David Ambrosio (bass & batah). Founded in 2011, Anders' group focuses on rhythmic interplay and references a wide array of styles and composers such as Deep Purple, Messiaen and Moroccan music.

6:00pm

Sat 04/30

MAMIE MINCH & HER BUSINESS. Raised on the music of John Hurt, Rev. Davis and Memphis Minnie, Mamie can sometimes sound like her deceased mentors, but don't mistake her for a revivalist. She keeps it fresh with a definite gritty, contemporary edge.

8:00pm

Sat 04/30

MATT DARRIAU: WHO IS MANNY BLANC? Over the years, the composer and reed player for the Klezmatics and the Paradox Trio has had an enormous influence on both the Balkan and Yiddish music revivals. His new project is an homage to Manny Blanc, a wholly original - and nearly forgotten - musician who released an astonishing LP in 1961 called Jewish Jazz. Manny Blanc was born into a musical family - his dad played Klezmer but also owned a music store. Manny attended Julliard and the Curtis Institute, became a serious classical composer all the while working as a drummer for Tommy Dorsey Orchestra and others. Little is known about his Jewish Jazz album, but the intricate arrangements are a far call from the usual Catskill fare - and were clearly influenced by some of the Exotica orchestras of the time. Manny Blanc could be the RD Burman or Esquivel of Jewish Music, but until now had unexplainably failed to get noticed. As an interesting footnote, after years working as a musician, Manny Blanc decided to become a full time painter, studying with Charles Seide at the Brooklyn Museum Art School.
Matt Darriau’s homage brings the music back from oblivion. With Matt Darriau - reeds; Gary Schreiner - harmonica, accordion, piano; Brian Drye - trombone, Yoshie Fruchter and Avi Fox-Rosen - guitars; Jonathan Singer - marimba/perc/toy piano,; Ari Folman Cohen - bass and Chris Stromquist - drums

10:00pm

Sat 04/30

MIDNIGHT DJ SET. Every saturday at midnight, mostly vinyl sets of Tropical music from around the world.
SONIDO CHICHADELICO. All vinyl sets of vintage Guaguanco, Bugalu, Salsa, Cumbia and Chicha.

Midnight

May


Sun 05/01

TRIPLE PASTE. Triple Paste is a new quintet with Eric Pakula on alto sax, Matt Darriau on clarinet and tenor, Katie Down on flute, vocals and ukulele, Matt Applebaum on guitar and Ray Parker on bass. They play swing tunes from the 20's and 30's as well as some originals and new interpretations of Lenny Tristano's music. Appearing at Barbes every Sunday in March.

4:30pm

Sun 05/01

TETEU. The guitarist lives between France and Brazil. He will be in NY for the first time, playing an original set of Brazilian influenced solo 7 string guitar.

7:00pm

Sun 05/01

OLLI SOIKKELI. Despite his young age, Finnish guitarist Olli Soikkeli is already recognized as one of the great new international talent in Gypsy Swing. "Olli Soikkeli, a riveting finnish guitarist who combines astonishing dexterity and speed with pure soul in a way that places him among the worthiest current day successors to the legacy of the great django. " -The Wall Street Journal

9:00pm

Mon 05/02

BRAIN CLOUD. Every Monday. "My brain is cloudy, my soul is upside-down... When I get that low-down feeling, I know the blues must be someplace around." (Bob Wills)The Brain Cloud’s brand of western swing draws from the New Orleans-meets-Texas, strings-meet-horns, jazz-meets-country sound that Bob Wills perfected on his mid-1940’s Tiffany Transcriptions radio broadcasts. The Brain Cloud includes Dennis Lichtman (mandolin/fiddle/clarinet), Tamar Korn - of the Cangelosi Cards (vocals), Raphael McGregor (lap steel guitar), Skip Krevens (guitar), Andrew Hall (bass), and Kevin Dorn (drums), plus frequent guest appearances by Matt Munisteri (guitar) and Rob Hecht (fiddle).

7:00pm

Mon 05/02

TROPICAL VORTEX MONDAYS!. Every Monday, Tropical Vortex showcases bands and DJs who specialize in variations on Tropical sounds from Latinolandia and elsewhere.
EL COMBO CHIMBITA. The combo is made up of all first generation New Yorkers from Colombia who are also members of M.A.K.U Soundsystem. Its members explores all kinds of Afro-Latin grooves, from Salsa to Cumbia, porros and Champeta, and add a definite New York edge . Label Names You Can Trust released their first single. With Dilemastronauta - Drums, vocals; Niño lento - Guitar, vocals
Prince of Queens - Bass, synths, vocals.
With DJ sets by the GREENWOOD RHYTHM COALITION.

9:30pm

Tue 05/03

VICKI KISTINA BARCELONA! Joy Askew, Rachelle Garniez, Amanda Homi and Terry Radigan revisit the Tom Waits repertoire with elaborate harmonies, a surprising collection of musical instruments, and a sense of humor. Individually they have worked with Peter Gabriel, Joe Jackson, Sufjan Stevens, Laurie Anderson, and Quincy Jones.

7:00pm

Tue 05/03

SLAVIC SOUL PARTY. Fiery Balkan brass, throbbing funk grooves, Gypsy accordion wizardry, and virtuoso jazz chops: Slavic Soul Party! is just what it says. Brash and strong as slivovitz, these nine musicians have forged a virtuosic new brass band music in the heart of New York City; their Tuesday bacchanal is a destination for locals and brass band fans from around the globe. SSP!'s last five albums (NY Underground Tapes, Taketron, Teknochek Collision, Remixed, and Bigger) are all available from Barbès Records. John Carlson & Kenny Warren (trumpet), Peter Hess (sax/clarinet), Peter Stan (accordion), Tim Vaughn & Matt Musselman (trombone), Ron Caswell (tuba), Matt Moran and Chris Stromquist (tapan/snare/darabouka).

9:00pm

Wed 05/04

ANDY STATMAN. A truly extraordinary artist, Andy Statman began his career in the 70’s as a virtuoso Mandolinist who studied and performed with David Grisman, went on to study clarinet the legendary Dave Tarras and became one of the main architect of a Klezmer revival which started out 30 years ago and has since informed and influenced folk, Jazz and improvised music forms. Andy draws equally from hassidic melodies, folk tunes from new and old worlds alike and Albert Ayler-influenced free-improv. The result reads like a very personal search for the sacred based both on traditions and introspection. $10

8:00pm

Wed 05/04

THE MANDINGO AMBASSADORS. Every Wednesday
Guitarist Mamady Kouyate has been at the forefront of Guinean music since the 1970’s. He is best known as one of Bembeya Jazz’s guitarist but he has really made his mark with his own band, Les Ambassadeurs du Mandingue. “Dazzling vocal and guitar patterns over a rhythm section that is like a perfect system” Ben Ratliff, NY Times.

10:00pm

Thu 05/05

RACHELLE GARNIEZ. Dubbed a"Master of Surprise" by Entertainment Weekly, Rachelle writes and performs darkly optimistic story-songs and accompanies herself on a variety of instruments including accordion, piano, claviola, guitar and plastic bells, "...leaving nothing behind but sweet wreckage." (The New Yorker)

8:00pm

Thu 05/05

 

10:00pm
Fri 05/06 KILL HENRY SUGAR. Guitarist Erik Della Penna and drummer Dean Sharenow have lent their writing, production, and performance skills to a wide range of artists, from Tiny Tim to Sting. As Kill Henry Sugar, they fashion moody morsels of American Roots music with what the Village Voice calls, “Cinematic gravitas.” This series will feature occasional stringed or reeded guests embellishing the duo’s petulant yankee poetry.

8:00pm

Fri 05/06

BIG LAZY. Big Lazy is an instrumental trio from New York City. 'The Big Apple's Creme de la Creme' according to the Village Voice. References have been made to noir, spaghetti western, Lynch and Tarantino soundtracks, crime jazz and burlesque but Big Lazy's organic and uncontrived music remains beyond category. "the beauty of Ulrich’s music is how it avoids specificity, leaving it to listeners to imagine where they want to…A beguiling new album, “Don’t Cross Myrtle,” alternates between the raucous and the lyrical.” The New Yorker

10:00pm

Sat 05/07

SONGS FOR UNUSUAL CREATURES. Every First Saturday Of the Month!
Quirky author and composer Michael Hearst, along with his five-piece band, presents Songs For Unusual Creatures: a highly-geeky A/V presentation of some of the most bizarre animals that roam the planet. From the Australian bilby to the deep-sea magnapinna squid, to the microscopic tardegrade, the creatures are brought to life with such odd-ball instruments as theremin, claviola, daxophone, and stylophone. Fun for the whole family! Featuring: Michael Hearst, Ben Holmes, Allyssa Lamb, Kristin Mueller, and Jonti Siman.

4:00pm

Sat 05/07

SANDA WEIGL. In residence every Saturday in May at 6:00pm.
Romanian born Sanda Weigl blends gypsy music, german cabaret and jazz, mirroring her own life story.Sanda first achieved fame as a teen-age member of one of East Germany’s most popular rock band. After publicly denouncing Russia’s invasion of Czechoslovakia, she was sentenced to two years forced labor in an East Berlin factory and then, expelled to the Wes. She relocated to NY in the 1990’s.

6:00pm

Sat 05/07

ETHAN LIPTON & HIS ORCHESTRA. A soulful singer of wry, original songs, Ethan Lipton delivers tales of misfortunate everymen in deft, lyrical packages. His songs are steeped in American traditions of yore (jazz, blues, country), but his subjects are thoroughly modern (thrift stores, office crushes, renaissance faires). It all adds up to a hilariously cockeyed view of an odd, disjointed age.

8:00pm
Sat 05/07

BANDA DE LOS MUERTOS - New York's best Mexican Banda.
In the Mexican state of Sinaloa, brass bands (bandas) are part of every public celebration. In the 1940's, the pioneering Banda El Recodo started mixing up traditional brass band tunes with contemporary Mexican music - mostly ranchera` - and soon transformed the idiom into a powerful new popular genre. In the 1990's, banda music experienced a renewal, especially among young Californian Mexicans, many of whom have family roots in Sinaloa. Banda music's popularity exploded in Mexico as well and has become the new urban music of choice. $10

10:00pm

Sat 05/07

MIDNIGHT DJ SET. Every saturday at midnight, mostly vinyl sets of Tropical music from around the world.

Midnight

Sun 05/08

TRIPLE PASTE. Triple Paste is a new quintet with Eric Pakula on alto sax, Matt Darriau on clarinet and tenor, Katie Down on flute, vocals and ukulele, Matt Applebaum on guitar and Ray Parker on bass. They play swing tunes from the 20's and 30's as well as some originals and new interpretations of Lenny Tristano's music. Appearing at Barbes every Sunday in March.

4:30pm

Sun 05/08

GHANA SEPEREWA.Ghanaian master musician Osei John is one of the very last remaining seperewa musicians in Ghana. The seperewa is an Akan harp, a forgotten cousin of the Sahel's kora or ngoni. For centuries it was the melodic backbone to Ashanti and more generally Akan music, one of the key ingredients of highlife, but in the 20th century it was practically wiped out of Ghana by guitars coming from the coast. Osei will be joined by Colter Harper (guitar, percussion), Jeff Berman (percussion, dulcimer), and Lucas Ashby (percussion, cello) for a set of West African music This event is in support of the record recently released by Akwaaba Music:

7:00pm

Sun 05/08

STEPHANE WREMBEL. The French virtuoso guitarist first learned his craft with the manouche (the French Gypsies) but he has also gotten deep into American vernacular musical styles. He scored the theme song to Woody Allen's "Midnight in Paris" which he also performed live dng the 2012 Academy Awards and he has been called “a revelation” by Rolling Stone. While his playing falls into the general umbrella of Gypsy Swing his weekly sets showcase his own compositions which owe as much to Django Reinhardt as they do Pink Floyd or middle eastern modes.

9:00pm

Mon 05/09

BRAIN CLOUD. Every Monday. "My brain is cloudy, my soul is upside-down... When I get that low-down feeling, I know the blues must be someplace around." (Bob Wills)The Brain Cloud’s brand of western swing draws from the New Orleans-meets-Texas, strings-meet-horns, jazz-meets-country sound that Bob Wills perfected on his mid-1940’s Tiffany Transcriptions radio broadcasts. The Brain Cloud includes Dennis Lichtman (mandolin/fiddle/clarinet), Tamar Korn - of the Cangelosi Cards (vocals), Raphael McGregor (lap steel guitar), Skip Krevens (guitar), Andrew Hall (bass), and Kevin Dorn (drums), plus frequent guest appearances by Matt Munisteri (guitar) and Rob Hecht (fiddle).

7:00pm

Mon 05/09

TROPICAL VORTEX MONDAYS!. Every Monday, Tropical Vortex showcases bands and DJs who specialize in variations on Tropical sounds from Latinolandia and elsewhere.
LOS CUMPLEANOS. The new groupe plays a psychedelic mix of classic era cumbia and salsa from Colombia as well as tasty originals in the same vein. Nestor Gomez - Lead Vocals, Congas, Alegre; Lautaro Burgos - Drumset; Eric Lane - Keyboards; Alex Asher - Trombone.

9:30pm

Tue 05/10

RUFUS CAPPADOCIA. The cellist draws from "the similarities between seemingly diverse music forms such as blues, Sufi, Middle Eastern and even Gregorian chant.”. He has released albums in collaboration with guitarist David Fiuczynski, singerBethany Yarrow, Stellamara withSonja Drakulich, multi instrumentalist Ross Daly and The Paradox Trio with Matt Dariau.7:00pm

7:00pm

Tue 05/10

SLAVIC SOUL PARTY. Fiery Balkan brass, throbbing funk grooves, Gypsy accordion wizardry, and virtuoso jazz chops: Slavic Soul Party! is just what it says. Brash and strong as slivovitz, these nine musicians have forged a virtuosic new brass band music in the heart of New York City; their Tuesday bacchanal is a destination for locals and brass band fans from around the globe. SSP!'s last five albums (NY Underground Tapes, Taketron, Teknochek Collision, Remixed, and Bigger) are all available from Barbès Records. John Carlson & Kenny Warren (trumpet), Peter Hess (sax/clarinet), Peter Stan (accordion), Tim Vaughn & Matt Musselman (trombone), Ron Caswell (tuba), Matt Moran and Chris Stromquist (tapan/snare/darabouka).

9:00pm

Wed 05/11

TIMBILA. The shape-shifting, Afrodelic band Timbila continues its collaboration with Zimbabwean mbira master Chartwell Dutiro at Barbes on Wednesday, May 11. Chartwell is a veteran of Thomas Mapfumo and the Blacks Unlimited, and he now lives, teaches and performs out his home base in the U.K. Over the past three years he’s been creating new repertoire with Timbila during visits to New York. This spring the collaboration deepens with new songs—hauntingly beautiful mbira arrangements, and rocking Mozambican timbila (xylophone) grooves!

7:00pm

Wed 05/11

SILVER CITY BOUND. Join Silver City Bound for a special tour kick-off concert before they head off to Istanbul and Azerbaijan.Based in New York City, Silver City Bound (formerly The Amigos) was formed in 2011 by accordionist and keyboardist Sam Reider and guitarist Justin Poindexter. Calling themselves The Amigos, the pair got their start busting into college parties like guerrilla mariachis, jumping on top of cheap furniture and singing Hank Williams songs. They quickly became infamous in the New York music scene and a favored opening act for artists like Jon Batiste and Stay Human, the Carolina Chocolate Drops, and Sam Bush. They collaborated have stage on with Jim Lauderdale, Dom Flemons, David Amram and Nellie McKay and have toured China, Cambodia, Myanmar, Laos, and Vietnam on behalf of the U.S. Department of State, giving over 40 concerts and performing with local and international artists. " A sprighty mixture of folk, country, Mariachi and more. The New Yorker.

9:00pm

Wed 05/11

THE MANDINGO AMBASSADORS. Every Wednesday
Guitarist Mamady Kouyate has been at the forefront of Guinean music since the 1970’s. He is best known as one of Bembeya Jazz’s guitarist but he has really made his mark with his own band, Les Ambassadeurs du Mandingue. “Dazzling vocal and guitar patterns over a rhythm section that is like a perfect system” Ben Ratliff, NY Times.

10:30pm
Thu 05/12

THE PRE-WAR PONIES. 20s, 30s and 40s forgotten gems by the likes of Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, the Gershwins, Hoagy Carmichael and Johnny Mercer. With Daria Grace - vocals & baritone ukulele, J. Walter Hawkes - trombone, ukulele & vocals, Jim Whitney - bass, and Russ Meissner - drums.

8:00pm

Thu 05/12

GREEK JUDAS. Inspired by a certain infamous Newport incident, the members of Greek Judas channel their inner pope and take the rembetika repertoire to electric extremes: loud saturated guitars, guttural singing, Greek noise. It will all be there. Bring an axe. With Quince Macramé, Nick Cudahy, Chris Stromquist, Izaak Mills and Wade Ripka

10:00pm

Fri 05/13

JACK GRACE. The Martini Cowboy brings us his urban take on Country music. "One of the ity's most personable and skilled country stars" Time Out NY. “He’s like that Cash kid, but good.” — Jerry Lee Lewis on hearing Jack live .

8:00pm

Fri 05/13

YOTOCO. Named after a small Colombian town in the Valle del Cauca, Yotoco brings the feeling of a "made in Brooklyn" Parranda to their performances. What they play isn’t exactly salsa, son, cumbia, merengue or psychedelic rock; it isn’t rumba, funk, bomba or plena - but It draws from all of those traditions, transcends them, and creates something new, trippy, and very danceable. With Sebastian Lopez - vocals, bass and accordion; Natalia Perez vocals & guacharaca; Gabo Tomassini - congas; Evan Garfield - drums and Jules Belmont guitar.

10:00pm

Sat 05/14

THE ERIK SATIE QUARTET. The Erik Satie Quartet is a wind group whose focus of repertoire starts with Erik Satie, his times, and beyond. The four lithe and muscular voices present music that is unique and strange for the uninitiated, yet with warmth and humanity at its core. The group performs the second Saturday of every month at 4 PM, phonometrically calculated to be the perfect time of day for a Pernod. Repertoire is drawn from the works of Milhaud, Auric, Poulenc, Stravinsky, Britten, Durey, Sibelius, and of course the Velvet Gentleman himself. Featuring arrangements by leader and trombonist Ron Hay, the group includes Alex Hamlin (bari sax/clarinet), Max Seigel (bass trombone), Ben Holmes (trumpet/flugelhorn) and Olivier Conan (words).

4:00pm

Sat 05/14

SANDA WEIGL. In residence every Saturday in May at 6:00pm.
Romanian born Sanda Weigl blends gypsy music, german cabaret and jazz, mirroring her own life story.Sanda first achieved fame as a teen-age member of one of East Germany’s most popular rock band. After publicly denouncing Russia’s invasion of Czechoslovakia, she was sentenced to two years forced labor in an East Berlin factory and then, expelled to the Wes. She relocated to NY in the 1990’s.

6:00pm

Sat 05/14

SVETLANA AND THE EASTERN BLOKHEDZ. The Blokhedz started as an homage to Edita Piejkha, a French-born Polish singer who became immensely popular in the Soviet Union in the late 60’s. Edita PIekha and her band Druzhba embraced a sound that was heavily influenced by the western pop of the time, with nods to chansons and Russian songs. With Svetlana Shmulyian (vocal), Patrick Farrell (keyboards), Izaak Mills (organ, sax, vocal, sound effects), Quince Marcum (vocal, horn, tympani), Wade Ripka (guitar, vocal), Nick Cudahy (bass), Chris Stromquist (drums).

8:00pm

Sat 05/14

RANA SANTACRUZ. A former member of Mexico's La Catrina, Rana Santacruz's music has been called "Mexican Bluegrass" or "Irish Mariachi" with a dose of rock and alternative. His sound starts in Ireland, runs through Appalachia, swings through New Orleans, and careens across most of Mexico. The acoustic instrumentation includes cajón, upright bass, accordion, guitar, banjo, jarana, violin and trumpet. He cites his main influences as The Pogues, Tom Waits, Chavela Vargas, Agustín Lara, son jarocho, tambora, and folk music in general. Lyrically, his songs tell short tales about broken hearts, sailors, dogs, turkeys, and farewells. His new album, Por Ahím has gotten accolades from NPR, the Wasthington Post and many others.

10:00pm
Sat 05/14

MIDNIGHT DJ SET. Every saturday at midnight, mostly vinyl sets of Tropical music from around the world.

Midnight

Sun 05/15

TRIPLE PASTE. Triple Paste is a new quintet with Eric Pakula on alto sax, Matt Darriau on clarinet and tenor, Katie Down on flute, vocals and ukulele, Matt Applebaum on guitar and Ray Parker on bass. They play swing tunes from the 20's and 30's as well as some originals and new interpretations of Lenny Tristano's music. Appearing at Barbes every Sunday in March.

4:30pm

Sun 05/15 THE HORNS BAND. The Horns Band with Matt Pavolka (bass and trombone), Kirk Knuffke (cornet), Loren Stillman (alto saxophone), Jacob Garchik (trombone) and Mark Ferber (drums). Pavolka brings his Horns Band back to Barbes to play new music and the hits.

7:00pm

Mon 05/16

THE POMEGRANATE OF SISTAN. The Pomegranate of Sistan; New works by Michael Winograd and Zebunnisa Bangash featuringSandaraa. This premier is a product of a truly unique cross-cultural collaboration. Michael and Zeb bring the scope of Sandaraa to a new frontier with a set of compositions based on the rich history of Urdu poetry. Zeb Bangash (vocals, compositions,) Michael Winograd (clarinet, compositions,) Eylem Basaldi (violin,) Patrick Farrell (accordion, farfisa,) Yoshie Fruchter (guitar, oud,) Bridget Kearney (bass,) and Richie Barshay (drums and percussion.) This performance was made possible by the generosity of Chamber Music America and the help of the Center for Traditional Music and Dance.

5:30pm

Mon 05/16

BRAIN CLOUD. Every Monday. "My brain is cloudy, my soul is upside-down... When I get that low-down feeling, I know the blues must be someplace around." (Bob Wills)The Brain Cloud’s brand of western swing draws from the New Orleans-meets-Texas, strings-meet-horns, jazz-meets-country sound that Bob Wills perfected on his mid-1940’s Tiffany Transcriptions radio broadcasts. The Brain Cloud includes Dennis Lichtman (mandolin/fiddle/clarinet), Tamar Korn - of the Cangelosi Cards (vocals), Raphael McGregor (lap steel guitar), Skip Krevens (guitar), Andrew Hall (bass), and Kevin Dorn (drums), plus frequent guest appearances by Matt Munisteri (guitar) and Rob Hecht (fiddle).

7:00pm

Mon 05/16

TROPICAL VORTEX MONDAYS!. Every Monday, Tropical Vortex showcases bands and DJs who specialize in variations on Tropical sounds from Latinolandia and elsewhere.
CUMBIAGRA. Since their creation in the summer of 2008, Cumbiagra has been hosting legendary dance parties throughout New York’s Lower East Side, Brooklyn, Mexico and beyond. Though Cumbiagra is largely inspired by the Colombian cumbia, their music has developed into a synthesis of styles, drawing on the diversity of its members and the rich musical environment of the New York Metro area. With Rafael Gomez- bass and vocals; George saenz- accordion, trombone and vocals; Nestor Gomez- percussion and vocals; ;Alejo zuleta- keys and vocals and Brian Lazarus- guitar

9:30pm

Mon 05/16

THE POMEGRANATE OF SISTAN. The Pomegranate of Sistan; New works by Michael Winograd and Zebunnisa Bangash featuringSandaraa. This premier is a product of a truly unique cross-cultural collaboration. Michael and Zeb bring the scope of Sandaraa to a new frontier with a set of compositions based on the rich history of Urdu poetry. Zeb Bangash (vocals, compositions,) Michael Winograd (clarinet, compositions,) Eylem Basaldi (violin,) Patrick Farrell (accordion, farfisa,) Yoshie Fruchter (guitar, oud,) Bridget Kearney (bass,) and Richie Barshay (drums and percussion.) This performance was made possible by the generosity of Chamber Music America and the help of the Center for Traditional Music and Dance.

7:00pm

Tue 05/17

SLAVIC SOUL PARTY. Fiery Balkan brass, throbbing funk grooves, Gypsy accordion wizardry, and virtuoso jazz chops: Slavic Soul Party! is just what it says. Brash and strong as slivovitz, these nine musicians have forged a virtuosic new brass band music in the heart of New York City; their Tuesday bacchanal is a destination for locals and brass band fans from around the globe. SSP!'s last five albums (NY Underground Tapes, Taketron, Teknochek Collision, Remixed, and Bigger) are all available from Barbès Records. John Carlson & Kenny Warren (trumpet), Peter Hess (sax/clarinet), Peter Stan (accordion), Tim Vaughn & Matt Musselman (trombone), Ron Caswell (tuba), Matt Moran and Chris Stromquist (tapan/snare/darabouka).

9:00pm

Wed 05/18

HEARING THINGS. Matt Bauder -saxophones, guitars; JP Schlegelmilch -organ and Vinnie Sperrazza - drums.
"Middle Eastern flavored surf rock with old-school R&B honking and striptease-worthy themes." -Peter Margasak, The Chicago Reader

8:00pm

Wed 05/18

THE MANDINGO AMBASSADORS. Every Wednesday
Guitarist Mamady Kouyate has been at the forefront of Guinean music since the 1970’s. He is best known as one of Bembeya Jazz’s guitarist but he has really made his mark with his own band, Les Ambassadeurs du Mandingue. “Dazzling vocal and guitar patterns over a rhythm section that is like a perfect system” Ben Ratliff, NY Times.

10:00pm
Thu 05/19

BOSS TENOR. Country and Jazz standards with Oscar noriega (drums), Chris Speed(tenorsax, clarinet), Matt Pavolka (bass). Nate Radley (Guitar) and Jesse Quarrto (voice). $10

10:00pm

Sat 05/21

SANDA WEIGL. In residence every Saturday in May at 6:00pm.
Romanian born Sanda Weigl blends gypsy music, german cabaret and jazz, mirroring her own life story.Sanda first achieved fame as a teen-age member of one of East Germany’s most popular rock band. After publicly denouncing Russia’s invasion of Czechoslovakia, she was sentenced to two years forced labor in an East Berlin factory and then, expelled to the Wes. She relocated to NY in the 1990’s.

6:00pm

Sat 05/21

KAREN MANTLER. Karen Mantler is the daughter of jazz musicians Carla Bley and Michael Mantler. As a songwriter and a bandleader, her style has attracted a world-class list of musicians to her band throughout the years, including Steven Bernstein, Eric Mingus, Hiram Bullock and Arturo O’Farrill. As an instrumentalist and vocalist, Mantler has shared the stage with the likes of Terry Adams, Jack Bruce and Elvis Costello to name a few. She performs frequently in Europe with various musicians, most notably John Greaves, Chris Cutler and Peter Blegvad. Robert Wyatt included three of Karen’s compositions on his 2003 recording, “Cuckooland”, which also featured her on harmonica and vocals. As a Hammond organ player, Karen has been touring and recording with The Carla Bley Big Band since 1988. With Karen Mantler (piano, chromatic harmonica, vocals); Kato Hideki (bass guitar) and Doug Wieselman (bass clarinet, guitar)

8:00pm

Sat 05/21

HOMBRES COMPLICADOS. Smokey Hormel's new band, Hombres Complicados, combines vintage African, Caribbean and Brazilian dance grooves with Tuba and electric surf guitar. Drawing on melodies and influences from all over the globe, the band features Smokey's wild guitar, 3 percussionists, Davi Viera, Tony Mola and Meia Noite, and David Hofstra on bass and tuba.  With a variety of occasional guest soloists, including Clark Gayton on trombone, Doug Wieselman on clarinet and baritone sax, and Charlie Burnham on electric violin. Every show is different, but be prepared to dance!
As a session guitarist, Smokey Hormel has had a strong presence on many influential records. Beck's grammy winning Morning Phase, Sea Change and Mutations, Adele's 21, Johnny Cash's Hurt, Tom Waits' Mule Variations to name a few plus others by Neil Diamond, Wanda Jackson, Joe Strummer, Marianne Faithful, Justin Timberlake, and Norah Jones. 

10:00pm
Sat 05/21

MIDNIGHT DJ SET. Every saturday at midnight, mostly vinyl sets of Tropical music from around the world.

Midnight

Sun 05/22

TRIPLE PASTE. Triple Paste is a new quintet with Eric Pakula on alto sax, Matt Darriau on clarinet and tenor, Katie Down on flute, vocals and ukulele, Matt Applebaum on guitar and Ray Parker on bass. They play swing tunes from the 20's and 30's as well as some originals and new interpretations of Lenny Tristano's music. Appearing at Barbes every Sunday in March.

4:30pm

Sun 05/22 ESZTER BALINT. Singer-songwriter-violinist (and sometime actress) Eszter Balint will be performing material from her forthcoming album, alongside with New York based guitarist Jason Victor (The Dream Syndicate, Skull Practitioner.) "Miss Balint has her own film noir sensibility as a songwriter. She puts arty twists into back-alley Americana.. but the cleverness is not the point. She slips inside her characters to project their restlessness and longing." Jon Pareles, The New York Times.

9:00pm

Sun 05/22

THE CLAUDETTES. Punky burlesque-blues band The Claudettes hail from Chicago. Johnny Iguana, Michael Caskey and Yana throw vibes of vaudeville, soul-jazz and '60s French "ye-ye" music into their sound, with Yana singing and dancing bewitchingly as the boys pound the piano and drums.

10:00pm

Mon 05/23

BRAIN CLOUD. Every Monday. "My brain is cloudy, my soul is upside-down... When I get that low-down feeling, I know the blues must be someplace around." (Bob Wills)The Brain Cloud’s brand of western swing draws from the New Orleans-meets-Texas, strings-meet-horns, jazz-meets-country sound that Bob Wills perfected on his mid-1940’s Tiffany Transcriptions radio broadcasts. The Brain Cloud includes Dennis Lichtman (mandolin/fiddle/clarinet), Tamar Korn - of the Cangelosi Cards (vocals), Raphael McGregor (lap steel guitar), Skip Krevens (guitar), Andrew Hall (bass), and Kevin Dorn (drums), plus frequent guest appearances by Matt Munisteri (guitar) and Rob Hecht (fiddle).

7:00pm

Mon 05/23

TROPICAL VORTEX MONDAYS!. Every Monday, Tropical Vortex showcases bands and DJs who specialize in variations on Tropical sounds from Latinolandia and elsewhere.

9:30pm

Tue 05/24

DOLUNAY. Dolunay will be releasing their first album entitled, "Our House". It will be a combination of Turkish Rumeli songs (the folk songs of the Turkish people who live throughout the Balkans), Turkish classical songs, and originals. They will play the album in its entirety. PLUS special guests! Jenny Luna - voice, percussion Adam Good - ud Eylem Basaldi - violin

7:00pm

Tue 05/24

SLAVIC SOUL PARTY. Fiery Balkan brass, throbbing funk grooves, Gypsy accordion wizardry, and virtuoso jazz chops: Slavic Soul Party! is just what it says. Brash and strong as slivovitz, these nine musicians have forged a virtuosic new brass band music in the heart of New York City; their Tuesday bacchanal is a destination for locals and brass band fans from around the globe. SSP!'s last five albums (NY Underground Tapes, Taketron, Teknochek Collision, Remixed, and Bigger) are all available from Barbès Records. John Carlson & Kenny Warren (trumpet), Peter Hess (sax/clarinet), Peter Stan (accordion), Tim Vaughn & Matt Musselman (trombone), Ron Caswell (tuba), Matt Moran and Chris Stromquist (tapan/snare/darabouka).

9:00pm

Wed 05/25

BAD REPUTATION. Pierre de Gaillande sings George Brassens. From the 50’s through the late 70’s, George Brassens redefined French Chanson. He was an anarchist bard whose songs were sometimes raunchy, sometimes polemic, often poignant, and always steeped in classic French poetry. He went on to become one the most emblematic French singer of the 20th century. His songs, unlike those of his friend Jacque Brel, never became known outside of France, mostly because of the literary aspect of his lyrics.
Franco-American singer and composer Pierre de Gaillande has translated a number of Brassenssongs. He has stuck to the rhyming scheme and verse length of the original songs, thus matching the melodies perfectly. He has re-arranged the music with a cinematic sensibility - Best way to describe the record would be to compare it to a perfect movie adaptation of a book classic. Think Stanley Kubrick or Raoul Ruiz.

8:00pm

Wed 05/25

THE MANDINGO AMBASSADORS. Every Wednesday
Guitarist Mamady Kouyate has been at the forefront of Guinean music since the 1970’s. He is best known as one of Bembeya Jazz’s guitarist but he has really made his mark with his own band, Les Ambassadeurs du Mandingue. “Dazzling vocal and guitar patterns over a rhythm section that is like a perfect system” Ben Ratliff, NY Times.

10:00pm

Thu 05/26

WEIRD WEDNESDAYS (on Thursdays). Episode 26 - Terry Dame presents an ongoing monthly music series dedicated to instrument inventors and players of found objects and other musical oddities. Dame is a composer, multi-instrumentalist and instrument builder and leader of the invented instrument ensemble Electric Junkyard Gamelan. Terry Dame's WeirdWednesdays did start on a Wednesday, but to make it weirder, it will be now happen every last Thursday of the month…because Thursday is the weirdest Wednesday of all.

7:30pm

Thu 05/26

CUMBIA RIVER BAND. Martin Vejarano’s (Chia’s Dance Party, Cumbiamba Eneye) new project draws from a festive repertoire of Colombian Cumbia standards. With Sonia de los Santos - vocals; Martin Vejarano - clarinet; Erika Mancini - tuba; Juan Montoya - bass and Sofia Tabak - accordion.

10:00pm
Fri 05/27

REGIONAL DE NY. Lyrical melodies, contrapuntal harmonies, and a swinging rhythm section: choro is Brazil's answer to early American jazz. The Regional de NY performs classic and original arrangements of Brazil's oldest popular music with deep groove and a love for improvisation. Personnel: Hadar Noiberg - flute; Vitor Gonçalves - accordion; Kahil Nayton - cavquinho; Cesar Garabini - 7 string guitar and Ranjan Ramchandani - pandeiro.

8:00pm

Fri 05/27

Nikhil P. Yerawadekar & LOW MENTALITY. Multi-instrumentalist and producer Nikhil P. Yerawadekar works with Antibalas and The Sway Machinery. His group Low Mentalitymerges aspects of Afrobeat, reggae, dancehall, calypso, hip-hop and folk music - a reflection of Nikhil's upbringing in the already melted pot that is the borough Queens. “Nikhil P. Yerawadekar and Low Mentality make some of the best music coming out of NYC. Not the best Afrobeat, not the best post-highlife, not the best South African psychedelic disco. Some of the best music, period.” -Saxon Baird, Afropop Worldwide

10:00pm

Sat 05/28

SANDA WEIGL. In residence every Saturday in May at 6:00pm.
Romanian born Sanda Weigl blends gypsy music, german cabaret and jazz, mirroring her own life story.Sanda first achieved fame as a teen-age member of one of East Germany’s most popular rock band. After publicly denouncing Russia’s invasion of Czechoslovakia, she was sentenced to two years forced labor in an East Berlin factory and then, expelled to the Wes. She relocated to NY in the 1990’s.

6:00pm

Sat 05/28

PERCY JONES AND MJ-12. An improvisational trio that takes various starting points of jazz/rock fusion, psychedelia and ambient noise and develop them in unpredictable directions. With Percy Jones (Brand X, Eno) fretless bass, StephenMoses (Alice Donut) drums; Chris Bacas - sax and David Phelps - guitar

8:00pm

Sat 05/28

ANBESSA ORCHESTRA (formerly Lions) is a seven piece group based in New York that draws its inspiration from the kind of classic Ethiopian music anthologized on the cult Ethiopiques series. Anbessa’s approach to the music is personal, but never strays far from the 60’s and 70’s sound of the original. They play some better and lesser known tunes from some of the Ethiopian masters as well as their own compositions. The result is an original sound that would have fit nicely on the Ethio-funk scene of 1970’s Addis Ababa. Featuring Wayne Tucker- Trumpet; Eyal Vilner- Alto Saxophone; Eden Bareket- Baritone Saxophone; Nadav Peled- Guitar, Compositions, Arrangements; Dor Heled- Keyboards; Tamir Shmerling- Bass and Eran Fink- Drums

10:00pm
Sat 05/28

MIDNIGHT DJ SET. Every saturday at midnight, mostly vinyl sets of Tropical music from around the world.

Midnight

Sun 05/29

TRIPLE PASTE. Triple Paste is a new quintet with Eric Pakula on alto sax, Matt Darriau on clarinet and tenor, Katie Down on flute, vocals and ukulele, Matt Applebaum on guitar and Ray Parker on bass. They play swing tunes from the 20's and 30's as well as some originals and new interpretations of Lenny Tristano's music. Appearing at Barbes every Sunday in March.

4:30pm

Sun 05/29

STEPHANE WREMBEL. The French virtuoso guitarist first learned his craft with the manouche (the French Gypsies) but he has also gotten deep into American vernacular musical styles. He scored the theme song to Woody Allen's "Midnight in Paris" which he also performed live dng the 2012 Academy Awards and he has been called “a revelation” by Rolling Stone. While his playing falls into the general umbrella of Gypsy Swing his weekly sets showcase his own compositions which owe as much to Django Reinhardt as they do Pink Floyd or middle eastern modes.

9:00pm

Mon 05/30

BRAIN CLOUD. Every Monday. "My brain is cloudy, my soul is upside-down... When I get that low-down feeling, I know the blues must be someplace around." (Bob Wills)The Brain Cloud’s brand of western swing draws from the New Orleans-meets-Texas, strings-meet-horns, jazz-meets-country sound that Bob Wills perfected on his mid-1940’s Tiffany Transcriptions radio broadcasts. The Brain Cloud includes Dennis Lichtman (mandolin/fiddle/clarinet), Tamar Korn - of the Cangelosi Cards (vocals), Raphael McGregor (lap steel guitar), Skip Krevens (guitar), Andrew Hall (bass), and Kevin Dorn (drums), plus frequent guest appearances by Matt Munisteri (guitar) and Rob Hecht (fiddle).

7:00pm

Mon 05/30

TROPICAL VORTEX MONDAYS!. Every Monday, Tropical Vortex showcases bands and DJs who specialize in variations on Tropical sounds from Latinolandia and elsewhere.
BULLA EN EL BARRIO. Led by Barranquilla native Carolina Oliveros, the drummers and singers of Bulla en el Barrio explore new and classic Bailes Cantados of Bullerengue. Bullerengue originated on the Carribean Colombian coast of Colombia. The music has deep African roots, it consists mostly of drummers and female singers and posesses a mesmerizing, trance-like quality.
Carolina Oliveros belongs to a younger generation of cantadoras who have a deep connection to the tradition but have also been influences by all the music they were exposed to growing up: classical music, rock and cumbia among others. The group will be paying homage to lesser known cantadorasand cantadores from Uraba - region of Colombia located between Antioquia, Choco and Cordoba. Featuring songs by Eustiquia Amaranto (Turbo), Darlina Saenz (Necocli), Ana Garces (Necocli), Eloisa Garces (Necocli), Eulalia Gonzales (Maria La Baja), Pabla Florez (Maria La Baja), and Sabina Escudero

9:30pm

Tue 05/31

SLAVIC SOUL PARTY. Fiery Balkan brass, throbbing funk grooves, Gypsy accordion wizardry, and virtuoso jazz chops: Slavic Soul Party! is just what it says. Brash and strong as slivovitz, these nine musicians have forged a virtuosic new brass band music in the heart of New York City; their Tuesday bacchanal is a destination for locals and brass band fans from around the globe. SSP!'s last five albums (NY Underground Tapes, Taketron, Teknochek Collision, Remixed, and Bigger) are all available from Barbès Records. John Carlson & Kenny Warren (trumpet), Peter Hess (sax/clarinet), Peter Stan (accordion), Tim Vaughn & Matt Musselman (trombone), Ron Caswell (tuba), Matt Moran and Chris Stromquist (tapan/snare/darabouka).

9:00pm

Wed 06/01

ANDY STATMAN. A truly extraordinary artist, Andy Statman began his career in the 70’s as a virtuoso Mandolinist who studied and performed with David Grisman, went on to study clarinet the legendary Dave Tarras and became one of the main architect of a Klezmer revival which started out 30 years ago and has since informed and influenced folk, Jazz and improvised music forms. Andy draws equally from hassidic melodies, folk tunes from new and old worlds alike and Albert Ayler-influenced free-improv. The result reads like a very personal search for the sacred based both on traditions and introspection. $10

8:00pm

Wed 06/01

THE MANDINGO AMBASSADORS. Every Wednesday
Guitarist Mamady Kouyate has been at the forefront of Guinean music since the 1970’s. He is best known as one of Bembeya Jazz’s guitarist but he has really made his mark with his own band, Les Ambassadeurs du Mandingue. “Dazzling vocal and guitar patterns over a rhythm section that is like a perfect system” Ben Ratliff, NY Times.

10:00pm

Thu 06/02

RACHELLE GARNIEZ. Dubbed a"Master of Surprise" by Entertainment Weekly, Rachelle writes and performs darkly optimistic story-songs and accompanies herself on a variety of instruments including accordion, piano, claviola, guitar and plastic bells, "...leaving nothing behind but sweet wreckage." (The New Yorker)

8:00pm
Fri 06/03

OPERA ON TAP. Opera is fun. Most people don't seem to realize how much fun it really is. In order to prove it, Opera on Taphas taken its act to barrooms where they found out that beer on tap enhances the operatic experience. The company is made up of young singers and instrumentalists who relish the direct contact with audiences not inhibited in their reactions by the looming menace of giant chandeliers.

8:00pm

Fri 06/03

BIG LAZY. Big Lazy is an instrumental trio from New York City. 'The Big Apple's Creme de la Creme' according to the Village Voice. References have been made to noir, spaghetti western, Lynch and Tarantino soundtracks, crime jazz and burlesque but Big Lazy's organic and uncontrived music remains beyond category. "the beauty of Ulrich’s music is how it avoids specificity, leaving it to listeners to imagine where they want to…A beguiling new album, “Don’t Cross Myrtle,” alternates between the raucous and the lyrical.” The New Yorker

10:00pm

Sat 06/04

SONGS FOR UNUSUAL CREATURES. Every First Saturday Of the Month!
Quirky author and composer Michael Hearst, along with his five-piece band, presents Songs For Unusual Creatures: a highly-geeky A/V presentation of some of the most bizarre animals that roam the planet. From the Australian bilby to the deep-sea magnapinna squid, to the microscopic tardegrade, the creatures are brought to life with such odd-ball instruments as theremin, claviola, daxophone, and stylophone. Fun for the whole family! Featuring: Michael Hearst, Ben Holmes, Allyssa Lamb, Kristin Mueller, and Jonti Siman.

4:00pm
Sat 06/04

BANDA DE LOS MUERTOS - New York's best Mexican Banda.
In the Mexican state of Sinaloa, brass bands (bandas) are part of every public celebration. In the 1940's, the pioneering Banda El Recodo started mixing up traditional brass band tunes with contemporary Mexican music - mostly ranchera` - and soon transformed the idiom into a powerful new popular genre. In the 1990's, banda music experienced a renewal, especially among young Californian Mexicans, many of whom have family roots in Sinaloa. Banda music's popularity exploded in Mexico as well and has become the new urban music of choice. $10

10:00pm

Sat 06/04

MIDNIGHT DJ SET. Every saturday at midnight, mostly vinyl sets of Tropical music from around the world.

Midnight

Sun 06/05

STEPHANE WREMBEL. The French virtuoso guitarist first learned his craft with the manouche (the French Gypsies) but he has also gotten deep into American vernacular musical styles. He scored the theme song to Woody Allen's "Midnight in Paris" which he also performed live dng the 2012 Academy Awards and he has been called “a revelation” by Rolling Stone. While his playing falls into the general umbrella of Gypsy Swing his weekly sets showcase his own compositions which owe as much to Django Reinhardt as they do Pink Floyd or middle eastern modes.

9:00pm

Mon 06/07

BRAIN CLOUD. Every Monday. "My brain is cloudy, my soul is upside-down... When I get that low-down feeling, I know the blues must be someplace around." (Bob Wills)The Brain Cloud’s brand of western swing draws from the New Orleans-meets-Texas, strings-meet-horns, jazz-meets-country sound that Bob Wills perfected on his mid-1940’s Tiffany Transcriptions radio broadcasts. The Brain Cloud includes Dennis Lichtman (mandolin/fiddle/clarinet), Tamar Korn - of the Cangelosi Cards (vocals), Raphael McGregor (lap steel guitar), Skip Krevens (guitar), Andrew Hall (bass), and Kevin Dorn (drums), plus frequent guest appearances by Matt Munisteri (guitar) and Rob Hecht (fiddle).

7:00pm

Mon 06/07

TROPICAL VORTEX MONDAYS!. Every Monday, Tropical Vortex showcases bands and DJs who specialize in variations on Tropical sounds from Latinolandia and elsewhere.

9:30pm

Tue 06/08

SLAVIC SOUL PARTY. Fiery Balkan brass, throbbing funk grooves, Gypsy accordion wizardry, and virtuoso jazz chops: Slavic Soul Party! is just what it says. Brash and strong as slivovitz, these nine musicians have forged a virtuosic new brass band music in the heart of New York City; their Tuesday bacchanal is a destination for locals and brass band fans from around the globe. SSP!'s last five albums (NY Underground Tapes, Taketron, Teknochek Collision, Remixed, and Bigger) are all available from Barbès Records. John Carlson & Kenny Warren (trumpet), Peter Hess (sax/clarinet), Peter Stan (accordion), Tim Vaughn & Matt Musselman (trombone), Ron Caswell (tuba), Matt Moran and Chris Stromquist (tapan/snare/darabouka).

9:00pm

Wed 06/08

THE MANDINGO AMBASSADORS. Every Wednesday
Guitarist Mamady Kouyate has been at the forefront of Guinean music since the 1970’s. He is best known as one of Bembeya Jazz’s guitarist but he has really made his mark with his own band, Les Ambassadeurs du Mandingue. “Dazzling vocal and guitar patterns over a rhythm section that is like a perfect system” Ben Ratliff, NY Times.

10:00pm
Thu 06/09

THE PRE-WAR PONIES. 20s, 30s and 40s forgotten gems by the likes of Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, the Gershwins, Hoagy Carmichael and Johnny Mercer. With Daria Grace - vocals & baritone ukulele, J. Walter Hawkes - trombone, ukulele & vocals, Jim Whitney - bass, and Russ Meissner - drums.

6:00pm

Sat 06/11

THE ERIK SATIE QUARTET. The Erik Satie Quartet is a wind group whose focus of repertoire starts with Erik Satie, his times, and beyond. The four lithe and muscular voices present music that is unique and strange for the uninitiated, yet with warmth and humanity at its core. The group performs the second Saturday of every month at 4 PM, phonometrically calculated to be the perfect time of day for a Pernod. Repertoire is drawn from the works of Milhaud, Auric, Poulenc, Stravinsky, Britten, Durey, Sibelius, and of course the Velvet Gentleman himself. Featuring arrangements by leader and trombonist Ron Hay, the group includes Alex Hamlin (bari sax/clarinet), Max Seigel (bass trombone), Ben Holmes (trumpet/flugelhorn) and Olivier Conan (words).

4:00pm
Sat 06/11

MIDNIGHT DJ SET. Every saturday at midnight, mostly vinyl sets of Tropical music from around the world.

Midnight

Sun 06/12

STEPHANE WREMBEL. The French virtuoso guitarist first learned his craft with the manouche (the French Gypsies) but he has also gotten deep into American vernacular musical styles. He scored the theme song to Woody Allen's "Midnight in Paris" which he also performed live dng the 2012 Academy Awards and he has been called “a revelation” by Rolling Stone. While his playing falls into the general umbrella of Gypsy Swing his weekly sets showcase his own compositions which owe as much to Django Reinhardt as they do Pink Floyd or middle eastern modes.

9:00pm

Mon 06/13

BRAIN CLOUD. Every Monday. "My brain is cloudy, my soul is upside-down... When I get that low-down feeling, I know the blues must be someplace around." (Bob Wills)The Brain Cloud’s brand of western swing draws from the New Orleans-meets-Texas, strings-meet-horns, jazz-meets-country sound that Bob Wills perfected on his mid-1940’s Tiffany Transcriptions radio broadcasts. The Brain Cloud includes Dennis Lichtman (mandolin/fiddle/clarinet), Tamar Korn - of the Cangelosi Cards (vocals), Raphael McGregor (lap steel guitar), Skip Krevens (guitar), Andrew Hall (bass), and Kevin Dorn (drums), plus frequent guest appearances by Matt Munisteri (guitar) and Rob Hecht (fiddle).

7:00pm

Mon 06/13

TROPICAL VORTEX MONDAYS!. Every Monday, Tropical Vortex showcases bands and DJs who specialize in variations on Tropical sounds from Latinolandia and elsewhere.

9:30pm

Tue 06/14

SLAVIC SOUL PARTY. Fiery Balkan brass, throbbing funk grooves, Gypsy accordion wizardry, and virtuoso jazz chops: Slavic Soul Party! is just what it says. Brash and strong as slivovitz, these nine musicians have forged a virtuosic new brass band music in the heart of New York City; their Tuesday bacchanal is a destination for locals and brass band fans from around the globe. SSP!'s last five albums (NY Underground Tapes, Taketron, Teknochek Collision, Remixed, and Bigger) are all available from Barbès Records. John Carlson & Kenny Warren (trumpet), Peter Hess (sax/clarinet), Peter Stan (accordion), Tim Vaughn & Matt Musselman (trombone), Ron Caswell (tuba), Matt Moran and Chris Stromquist (tapan/snare/darabouka).

9:00pm

Wed 06/15

THE MANDINGO AMBASSADORS. Every Wednesday
Guitarist Mamady Kouyate has been at the forefront of Guinean music since the 1970’s. He is best known as one of Bembeya Jazz’s guitarist but he has really made his mark with his own band, Les Ambassadeurs du Mandingue. “Dazzling vocal and guitar patterns over a rhythm section that is like a perfect system” Ben Ratliff, NY Times.

10:00pm
Thu 06/16

BOSS TENOR. Country and Jazz standards with Oscar noriega (drums), Chris Speed(tenorsax, clarinet), Matt Pavolka (bass). Nate Radley (Guitar) and Jesse Quarrto (voice). $10

10:00pm

Sat 06/18

MIDNIGHT DJ SET. Every saturday at midnight, mostly vinyl sets of Tropical music from around the world.

Midnight

Sun 06/19

STEPHANE WREMBEL. The French virtuoso guitarist first learned his craft with the manouche (the French Gypsies) but he has also gotten deep into American vernacular musical styles. He scored the theme song to Woody Allen's "Midnight in Paris" which he also performed live dng the 2012 Academy Awards and he has been called “a revelation” by Rolling Stone. While his playing falls into the general umbrella of Gypsy Swing his weekly sets showcase his own compositions which owe as much to Django Reinhardt as they do Pink Floyd or middle eastern modes.

9:00pm

Mon 06/20

BRAIN CLOUD. Every Monday. "My brain is cloudy, my soul is upside-down... When I get that low-down feeling, I know the blues must be someplace around." (Bob Wills)The Brain Cloud’s brand of western swing draws from the New Orleans-meets-Texas, strings-meet-horns, jazz-meets-country sound that Bob Wills perfected on his mid-1940’s Tiffany Transcriptions radio broadcasts. The Brain Cloud includes Dennis Lichtman (mandolin/fiddle/clarinet), Tamar Korn - of the Cangelosi Cards (vocals), Raphael McGregor (lap steel guitar), Skip Krevens (guitar), Andrew Hall (bass), and Kevin Dorn (drums), plus frequent guest appearances by Matt Munisteri (guitar) and Rob Hecht (fiddle).

7:00pm

Mon 06/20

TROPICAL VORTEX MONDAYS!. Every Monday, Tropical Vortex showcases bands and DJs who specialize in variations on Tropical sounds from Latinolandia and elsewhere.

9:30pm

Tue 06/21

SLAVIC SOUL PARTY. Fiery Balkan brass, throbbing funk grooves, Gypsy accordion wizardry, and virtuoso jazz chops: Slavic Soul Party! is just what it says. Brash and strong as slivovitz, these nine musicians have forged a virtuosic new brass band music in the heart of New York City; their Tuesday bacchanal is a destination for locals and brass band fans from around the globe. SSP!'s last five albums (NY Underground Tapes, Taketron, Teknochek Collision, Remixed, and Bigger) are all available from Barbès Records. John Carlson & Kenny Warren (trumpet), Peter Hess (sax/clarinet), Peter Stan (accordion), Tim Vaughn & Matt Musselman (trombone), Ron Caswell (tuba), Matt Moran and Chris Stromquist (tapan/snare/darabouka).

9:00pm

Wed 06/22

THE MANDINGO AMBASSADORS. Every Wednesday
Guitarist Mamady Kouyate has been at the forefront of Guinean music since the 1970’s. He is best known as one of Bembeya Jazz’s guitarist but he has really made his mark with his own band, Les Ambassadeurs du Mandingue. “Dazzling vocal and guitar patterns over a rhythm section that is like a perfect system” Ben Ratliff, NY Times.

10:00pm

Fri 06/24

REGIONAL DE NY. Lyrical melodies, contrapuntal harmonies, and a swinging rhythm section: choro is Brazil's answer to early American jazz. The Regional de NY performs classic and original arrangements of Brazil's oldest popular music with deep groove and a love for improvisation. Personnel: Hadar Noiberg - flute; Vitor Gonçalves - accordion; Kahil Nayton - cavquinho; Cesar Garabini - 7 string guitar and Ranjan Ramchandani - pandeiro.

8:00pm

Sat 06/25

HOMBRES COMPLICADOS. Smokey Hormel's new band, Hombres Complicados, combines vintage African, Caribbean and Brazilian dance grooves with Tuba and electric surf guitar. Drawing on melodies and influences from all over the globe, the band features Smokey's wild guitar, 3 percussionists, Davi Viera, Tony Mola and Meia Noite, and David Hofstra on bass and tuba.  With a variety of occasional guest soloists, including Clark Gayton on trombone, Doug Wieselman on clarinet and baritone sax, and Charlie Burnham on electric violin. Every show is different, but be prepared to dance!
As a session guitarist, Smokey Hormel has had a strong presence on many influential records. Beck's grammy winning Morning Phase, Sea Change and Mutations, Adele's 21, Johnny Cash's Hurt, Tom Waits' Mule Variations to name a few plus others by Neil Diamond, Wanda Jackson, Joe Strummer, Marianne Faithful, Justin Timberlake, and Norah Jones. 

10:00pm
Sat 06/25

MIDNIGHT DJ SET. Every saturday at midnight, mostly vinyl sets of Tropical music from around the world.

Midnight

Sun 06/26

STEPHANE WREMBEL. The French virtuoso guitarist first learned his craft with the manouche (the French Gypsies) but he has also gotten deep into American vernacular musical styles. He scored the theme song to Woody Allen's "Midnight in Paris" which he also performed live dng the 2012 Academy Awards and he has been called “a revelation” by Rolling Stone. While his playing falls into the general umbrella of Gypsy Swing his weekly sets showcase his own compositions which owe as much to Django Reinhardt as they do Pink Floyd or middle eastern modes.

9:00pm

Mon 06/27

BRAIN CLOUD. Every Monday. "My brain is cloudy, my soul is upside-down... When I get that low-down feeling, I know the blues must be someplace around." (Bob Wills)The Brain Cloud’s brand of western swing draws from the New Orleans-meets-Texas, strings-meet-horns, jazz-meets-country sound that Bob Wills perfected on his mid-1940’s Tiffany Transcriptions radio broadcasts. The Brain Cloud includes Dennis Lichtman (mandolin/fiddle/clarinet), Tamar Korn - of the Cangelosi Cards (vocals), Raphael McGregor (lap steel guitar), Skip Krevens (guitar), Andrew Hall (bass), and Kevin Dorn (drums), plus frequent guest appearances by Matt Munisteri (guitar) and Rob Hecht (fiddle).

7:00pm

Mon 06/27

TROPICAL VORTEX MONDAYS!. Every Monday, Tropical Vortex showcases bands and DJs who specialize in variations on Tropical sounds from Latinolandia and elsewhere.
BULLA EN EL BARRIO. Led by Barranquilla native Carolina Oliveros, the drummers and singers of Bulla en el Barrio explore new and classic Bailes Cantados of Bullerengue. Bullerengue originated on the Carribean Colombian coast of Colombia. The music has deep African roots, it consists mostly of drummers and female singers and posesses a mesmerizing, trance-like quality.
Carolina Oliveros belongs to a younger generation of cantadoras who have a deep connection to the tradition but have also been influences by all the music they were exposed to growing up: classical music, rock and cumbia among others. The group will be paying homage to lesser known cantadorasand cantadores from Uraba - region of Colombia located between Antioquia, Choco and Cordoba. Featuring songs by Eustiquia Amaranto (Turbo), Darlina Saenz (Necocli), Ana Garces (Necocli), Eloisa Garces (Necocli), Eulalia Gonzales (Maria La Baja), Pabla Florez (Maria La Baja), and Sabina Escudero

9:30pm

Tue 06/28

SLAVIC SOUL PARTY. Fiery Balkan brass, throbbing funk grooves, Gypsy accordion wizardry, and virtuoso jazz chops: Slavic Soul Party! is just what it says. Brash and strong as slivovitz, these nine musicians have forged a virtuosic new brass band music in the heart of New York City; their Tuesday bacchanal is a destination for locals and brass band fans from around the globe. SSP!'s last five albums (NY Underground Tapes, Taketron, Teknochek Collision, Remixed, and Bigger) are all available from Barbès Records. John Carlson & Kenny Warren (trumpet), Peter Hess (sax/clarinet), Peter Stan (accordion), Tim Vaughn & Matt Musselman (trombone), Ron Caswell (tuba), Matt Moran and Chris Stromquist (tapan/snare/darabouka).

9:00pm

Wed 06/29

THE MANDINGO AMBASSADORS. Every Wednesday
Guitarist Mamady Kouyate has been at the forefront of Guinean music since the 1970’s. He is best known as one of Bembeya Jazz’s guitarist but he has really made his mark with his own band, Les Ambassadeurs du Mandingue. “Dazzling vocal and guitar patterns over a rhythm section that is like a perfect system” Ben Ratliff, NY Times.

10:00pm
Sat 07/02

MIDNIGHT DJ SET. Every saturday at midnight, mostly vinyl sets of Tropical music from around the world.

Midnight

Sat 07/09

BANDA DE LOS MUERTOS - New York's best Mexican Banda.
In the Mexican state of Sinaloa, brass bands (bandas) are part of every public celebration. In the 1940's, the pioneering Banda El Recodo started mixing up traditional brass band tunes with contemporary Mexican music - mostly ranchera` - and soon transformed the idiom into a powerful new popular genre. In the 1990's, banda music experienced a renewal, especially among young Californian Mexicans, many of whom have family roots in Sinaloa. Banda music's popularity exploded in Mexico as well and has become the new urban music of choice. $10

10:00pm

Sun 07/03

STEPHANE WREMBEL. The French virtuoso guitarist first learned his craft with the manouche (the French Gypsies) but he has also gotten deep into American vernacular musical styles. He scored the theme song to Woody Allen's "Midnight in Paris" which he also performed live dng the 2012 Academy Awards and he has been called “a revelation” by Rolling Stone. While his playing falls into the general umbrella of Gypsy Swing his weekly sets showcase his own compositions which owe as much to Django Reinhardt as they do Pink Floyd or middle eastern modes.

9:00pm

Mon 07/04

BRAIN CLOUD. Every Monday. "My brain is cloudy, my soul is upside-down... When I get that low-down feeling, I know the blues must be someplace around." (Bob Wills)The Brain Cloud’s brand of western swing draws from the New Orleans-meets-Texas, strings-meet-horns, jazz-meets-country sound that Bob Wills perfected on his mid-1940’s Tiffany Transcriptions radio broadcasts. The Brain Cloud includes Dennis Lichtman (mandolin/fiddle/clarinet), Tamar Korn - of the Cangelosi Cards (vocals), Raphael McGregor (lap steel guitar), Skip Krevens (guitar), Andrew Hall (bass), and Kevin Dorn (drums), plus frequent guest appearances by Matt Munisteri (guitar) and Rob Hecht (fiddle).

7:00pm

Mon 07/04

TROPICAL VORTEX MONDAYS!. Every Monday, Tropical Vortex showcases bands and DJs who specialize in variations on Tropical sounds from Latinolandia and elsewhere.

9:30pm

Tue 07/05

SLAVIC SOUL PARTY. Fiery Balkan brass, throbbing funk grooves, Gypsy accordion wizardry, and virtuoso jazz chops: Slavic Soul Party! is just what it says. Brash and strong as slivovitz, these nine musicians have forged a virtuosic new brass band music in the heart of New York City; their Tuesday bacchanal is a destination for locals and brass band fans from around the globe. SSP!'s last five albums (NY Underground Tapes, Taketron, Teknochek Collision, Remixed, and Bigger) are all available from Barbès Records. John Carlson & Kenny Warren (trumpet), Peter Hess (sax/clarinet), Peter Stan (accordion), Tim Vaughn & Matt Musselman (trombone), Ron Caswell (tuba), Matt Moran and Chris Stromquist (tapan/snare/darabouka).

9:00pm

Wed 07/06

ANDY STATMAN. A truly extraordinary artist, Andy Statman began his career in the 70’s as a virtuoso Mandolinist who studied and performed with David Grisman, went on to study clarinet the legendary Dave Tarras and became one of the main architect of a Klezmer revival which started out 30 years ago and has since informed and influenced folk, Jazz and improvised music forms. Andy draws equally from hassidic melodies, folk tunes from new and old worlds alike and Albert Ayler-influenced free-improv. The result reads like a very personal search for the sacred based both on traditions and introspection. $10

8:00pm

Wed 07/06

THE MANDINGO AMBASSADORS. Every Wednesday
Guitarist Mamady Kouyate has been at the forefront of Guinean music since the 1970’s. He is best known as one of Bembeya Jazz’s guitarist but he has really made his mark with his own band, Les Ambassadeurs du Mandingue. “Dazzling vocal and guitar patterns over a rhythm section that is like a perfect system” Ben Ratliff, NY Times.

10:00pm

Thu 07/07

RACHELLE GARNIEZ. Dubbed a"Master of Surprise" by Entertainment Weekly, Rachelle writes and performs darkly optimistic story-songs and accompanies herself on a variety of instruments including accordion, piano, claviola, guitar and plastic bells, "...leaving nothing behind but sweet wreckage." (The New Yorker)

8:00pm
Fri 07/08

BIG LAZY. Big Lazy is an instrumental trio from New York City. 'The Big Apple's Creme de la Creme' according to the Village Voice. References have been made to noir, spaghetti western, Lynch and Tarantino soundtracks, crime jazz and burlesque but Big Lazy's organic and uncontrived music remains beyond category. "the beauty of Ulrich’s music is how it avoids specificity, leaving it to listeners to imagine where they want to…A beguiling new album, “Don’t Cross Myrtle,” alternates between the raucous and the lyrical.” The New Yorker

10:00pm

Sat 07/09

THE ERIK SATIE QUARTET. The Erik Satie Quartet is a wind group whose focus of repertoire starts with Erik Satie, his times, and beyond. The four lithe and muscular voices present music that is unique and strange for the uninitiated, yet with warmth and humanity at its core. The group performs the second Saturday of every month at 4 PM, phonometrically calculated to be the perfect time of day for a Pernod. Repertoire is drawn from the works of Milhaud, Auric, Poulenc, Stravinsky, Britten, Durey, Sibelius, and of course the Velvet Gentleman himself. Featuring arrangements by leader and trombonist Ron Hay, the group includes Alex Hamlin (bari sax/clarinet), Max Seigel (bass trombone), Ben Holmes (trumpet/flugelhorn) and Olivier Conan (words).

4:00pm
Sat 07/09

MIDNIGHT DJ SET. Every saturday at midnight, mostly vinyl sets of Tropical music from around the world.

Midnight

Sun

STEPHANE WREMBEL. The French virtuoso guitarist first learned his craft with the manouche (the French Gypsies) but he has also gotten deep into American vernacular musical styles. He scored the theme song to Woody Allen's "Midnight in Paris" which he also performed live dng the 2012 Academy Awards and he has been called “a revelation” by Rolling Stone. While his playing falls into the general umbrella of Gypsy Swing his weekly sets showcase his own compositions which owe as much to Django Reinhardt as they do Pink Floyd or middle eastern modes.

9:00pm

Mon

BRAIN CLOUD. Every Monday. "My brain is cloudy, my soul is upside-down... When I get that low-down feeling, I know the blues must be someplace around." (Bob Wills)The Brain Cloud’s brand of western swing draws from the New Orleans-meets-Texas, strings-meet-horns, jazz-meets-country sound that Bob Wills perfected on his mid-1940’s Tiffany Transcriptions radio broadcasts. The Brain Cloud includes Dennis Lichtman (mandolin/fiddle/clarinet), Tamar Korn - of the Cangelosi Cards (vocals), Raphael McGregor (lap steel guitar), Skip Krevens (guitar), Andrew Hall (bass), and Kevin Dorn (drums), plus frequent guest appearances by Matt Munisteri (guitar) and Rob Hecht (fiddle).

7:00pm

Mon

TROPICAL VORTEX MONDAYS!. Every Monday, Tropical Vortex showcases bands and DJs who specialize in variations on Tropical sounds from Latinolandia and elsewhere.

9:30pm

Tue

SLAVIC SOUL PARTY. Fiery Balkan brass, throbbing funk grooves, Gypsy accordion wizardry, and virtuoso jazz chops: Slavic Soul Party! is just what it says. Brash and strong as slivovitz, these nine musicians have forged a virtuosic new brass band music in the heart of New York City; their Tuesday bacchanal is a destination for locals and brass band fans from around the globe. SSP!'s last five albums (NY Underground Tapes, Taketron, Teknochek Collision, Remixed, and Bigger) are all available from Barbès Records. John Carlson & Kenny Warren (trumpet), Peter Hess (sax/clarinet), Peter Stan (accordion), Tim Vaughn & Matt Musselman (trombone), Ron Caswell (tuba), Matt Moran and Chris Stromquist (tapan/snare/darabouka).

9:00pm

Wed

THE MANDINGO AMBASSADORS. Every Wednesday
Guitarist Mamady Kouyate has been at the forefront of Guinean music since the 1970’s. He is best known as one of Bembeya Jazz’s guitarist but he has really made his mark with his own band, Les Ambassadeurs du Mandingue. “Dazzling vocal and guitar patterns over a rhythm section that is like a perfect system” Ben Ratliff, NY Times.

10:00pm
Sat

MIDNIGHT DJ SET. Every saturday at midnight, mostly vinyl sets of Tropical music from around the world.

Midnight

Sun

STEPHANE WREMBEL. The French virtuoso guitarist first learned his craft with the manouche (the French Gypsies) but he has also gotten deep into American vernacular musical styles. He scored the theme song to Woody Allen's "Midnight in Paris" which he also performed live dng the 2012 Academy Awards and he has been called “a revelation” by Rolling Stone. While his playing falls into the general umbrella of Gypsy Swing his weekly sets showcase his own compositions which owe as much to Django Reinhardt as they do Pink Floyd or middle eastern modes.

9:00pm

Mon

BRAIN CLOUD. Every Monday. "My brain is cloudy, my soul is upside-down... When I get that low-down feeling, I know the blues must be someplace around." (Bob Wills)The Brain Cloud’s brand of western swing draws from the New Orleans-meets-Texas, strings-meet-horns, jazz-meets-country sound that Bob Wills perfected on his mid-1940’s Tiffany Transcriptions radio broadcasts. The Brain Cloud includes Dennis Lichtman (mandolin/fiddle/clarinet), Tamar Korn - of the Cangelosi Cards (vocals), Raphael McGregor (lap steel guitar), Skip Krevens (guitar), Andrew Hall (bass), and Kevin Dorn (drums), plus frequent guest appearances by Matt Munisteri (guitar) and Rob Hecht (fiddle).

7:00pm

Mon

TROPICAL VORTEX MONDAYS!. Every Monday, Tropical Vortex showcases bands and DJs who specialize in variations on Tropical sounds from Latinolandia and elsewhere.

9:30pm

Tue

SLAVIC SOUL PARTY. Fiery Balkan brass, throbbing funk grooves, Gypsy accordion wizardry, and virtuoso jazz chops: Slavic Soul Party! is just what it says. Brash and strong as slivovitz, these nine musicians have forged a virtuosic new brass band music in the heart of New York City; their Tuesday bacchanal is a destination for locals and brass band fans from around the globe. SSP!'s last five albums (NY Underground Tapes, Taketron, Teknochek Collision, Remixed, and Bigger) are all available from Barbès Records. John Carlson & Kenny Warren (trumpet), Peter Hess (sax/clarinet), Peter Stan (accordion), Tim Vaughn & Matt Musselman (trombone), Ron Caswell (tuba), Matt Moran and Chris Stromquist (tapan/snare/darabouka).

9:00pm

Wed

THE MANDINGO AMBASSADORS. Every Wednesday
Guitarist Mamady Kouyate has been at the forefront of Guinean music since the 1970’s. He is best known as one of Bembeya Jazz’s guitarist but he has really made his mark with his own band, Les Ambassadeurs du Mandingue. “Dazzling vocal and guitar patterns over a rhythm section that is like a perfect system” Ben Ratliff, NY Times.

10:00pm
 


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