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September

 

Fri 09/01

THE CROOKED TRIO. Every Friday, 5:00pm to 7:00pm, our special cocktail hourset. Straight and skewed standards with Oscar Noriega - drums; Marta Sanchez - piano; Jeong Lim Yang - bass, and a rotating cast of special guests..

5:00pm

Fri 09/01

NAKED LORE. Naked Lore is a trio dedicated to the performance of new music with ancient origins. Led by trumpet player and composer Ben Holmes and featuring Brad Shepik on guitar and Shane Shanahan on percussion, the group's melodies, harmonies and rhythms combine in a dance that's both spontaneous and tightly orchestrated. 

8:00pm

Fri 09/01

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 09/01

SANDA WEIGL. In residence every Saturday in September at 6:00pm. This Week:
Sanda A capella - with Marie Pohl readings Gypsy fairy tales and other stories.
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 09/02

Shoko Nagai's TOKALA Vor.II. Tokala is the name of a mysterious country in Central Asia which had a connection to Japan via silk road which was responsible for bringing middle eastern culture to ancient Japan.  The band explores the sound of this ancient connection where cultural exchange left an imprint which became integral part of Japanee culture. with Zisl Slepovitch (Clarinet); Kenny Warren (Trumpet) Shoko Nagai (Accordion and Arrangements) and Stomu Takeishi ( Bass).

8:00pm

Sat 09/02

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 09/02

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

Midnight

Sun 09/03

ROY NATHANSON in residence every Sunday in September at 5:00pm.
Roy Nathanson has had a varied career as a saxophonist, composer, band-leader, actor and teacher. He is leader and principal composer of the Jazz Passengers, which he co-founded with Curtis Fowlkes in 1987. He was a member of the Lounge Lizards and Marc Ribot’s Rootless Cosmopolitans. He has scored works for TV, films and his music has found its way in Robert Altman’s film Short Cuts and Chantal Akerman’s Histoires D’Amerique. The long list of people he has collaborated with includes Charles Earland, Debbie Harry, and Elvis. Costello. He will be in residence every week this month with a variety of guests. This week:
Roy Nathanson with Arturo O'Farrill, Curtis Fowlkes, Zack O'Farrill and Walter Stinson doing Mostly Monk.

5:00pm

Sun 09/03

SAM REIDER AND THE HUMAN HANDS with special guests Gabe Schnider and Jorge Glem. Sam Reider is an accordionist, pianist and composer based in Brooklyn, NY. His upcoming record, Too Hot To Sleep, is music that gets stuck in your head and keeps you up at night. Born out of many months of heavy touring, sleep deprivation, and creative excess, Too Hot To Sleep is part journey through the underworld and part midnight revelry. The Human Hands are a collective of young, virtuoso acoustic musicians based in New York City who have developed a cultish following and a reputation for mind-bending sets of high-energy, improvised music. Featuring Sam Reider on accordion/keys, Eddie Barbash on saxophone, Roy Williams on guitar, Phoebe Hunt on fiddle, Dominick Leslie on mandolin, and Dave Speranza on bass.

7:00pm

Sun 09/03

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 09/04

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 09/04

TROPICAL VORTEX MONDAYS!. Every Monday, Tropical Vortex showcases bands and DJs who specialize in variations on Tropical sounds from Latinolandia and elsewhere. This week:
DILEMASTRONAUTA Y LOS SABROSOS COSMICOS Featuring members of M.A.K.U and Combo Chimbita. Astronaut Andres Jimenez is a Colombian drummer and composer from Bogota who has been based in NY since 2000. Dilemastronauta is his attempt to depict the Astronaut’s vision from out of space: “I am from here but also from there” which also happens to be the essential immigrant’s dilemma. Over the years, its music has changed, but the dilemma remains and is reflected in a music that reflects a world not bounded by borders or nationality.With DJ sets by Names You Can Trust's GREENWOOD RHYTHM COALITION

9:30pm

Tue 09/05

TRIPLE PASTE. Triple Paste plays swing tunes from the 20's and 30's as well as some original tunes and new interpretations of Lenny Tristano's music using an instrumentation of horns, uke, vocals, piano, bass and drums. Featuring Eric Pakula, Matt Darriau, Katie Down, Rafe D'Lugoff, Arthur Kell and Vinnie Sperazza

7:00pm

Tue 09/05

SLAVIC SOUL PARTY. Fiery Balkan brass, throbbing funk grooves, Roma 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 latest album - "Plays Duke Ellington's Far East Suite" was recorded live at Barbès. John Carlson & Kenny Warren (trumpet), Peter Hess (sax/clarinet), Peter Stan (accordion), Tim Vaughn & Adam Dotson (trombone), Ken Bentley (tuba), Matt Moran and Chris Stromquist (go?/snare/perc). $10

9:00pm

Wed 09/06

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.

8:00pm

Wed 09/06

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 09/07

DOLUNAY. The music of Dolunay (Turkish for full moon) infuses classic and contemporary traditions with an urban grit that can only be found in New York City’s confluence of musical and cultural forces. Jenny Luna - voice, percussion; Adam Good - ud; Eylem Basaldi - violin

8:00pm

Thu 09/07

HEARING THINGS. Matt Bauder is a saxophonist and composer as well as an accomplished multi-instrumentalist often adding clarinet, bass clarinet, flute, guitar and electronics to his stage and recording arsenal. He has performed with many iconic figures in avant-garde and rock music including Anthony Braxton, Fred Anderson, Roscoe Mitchell, Iron and Wine and Arcade Fire. He leads Hearing Things, an Organ/Drums and Sax trio that harks back to the honking days of R&B with a healthy dose of fascination for Ethio Funk. With MattBauder -saxophones, guitars; JP Schlegelmilch -organ and Vinnie Sperrazza - drums and special guest Ava Mendoza - guitar.

10:00pm

Fri 09/08

THE CROOKED TRIO. Every Friday, 5:00pm to 7:00pm, our special cocktail hourset. Straight and skewed standards with Oscar Noriega - drums; Marta Sanchez - piano; Jeong Lim Yang - bass, and a rotating cast of special guests..

5:00pm

Fri 09/08

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. 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)

8:00pm

Fri 09/08

ANBESSA ORCHESTRA. Anbessa Orchestra 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 09/09

SANDA WEIGL. In residence every Saturday in September at 6:00pm. This Week:
Duo with SHOKO NAGAI - piano
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 09/09

BLACKSALT - Lucian Ban & Abraham Burton. Transylvanian expat pianist Lucian Ban collaboration with saxophone great Abraham Burton in Elevation quartet has been called by All About Jazz  “a triumph of emotional and musical communication”. The two have played countless concerts on both sides of the Atlantic and released several acclaimed albums. With BLACKSALT they bring that chemistry to the duo format, presenting a flux of songs and improvisations that touch on what one can call the poetry of melody. $10

8:00pm

Sat 09/09

SUPERMAMBO. A Vibes Tribute to TITO PUENTE. Mambo King and timbalero extraordinaire Tito Puente was also an accomplished vibraphone player. The instrument was prominently featured on his early mambo recordings. Felipe Fournier is a percussionist and vibes player from Costa Rica who plays with classic Salsa outfit Our Latin Thing and Ruben Blades. His tribute to Tito Puente emphasizes the King of the Timbales' Mambo years and vibes performance.

10:00pm

Sat 09/09

MIDNIGHT DJ SET. Every saturday at midnight, mostly vinyl sets of Tropical music from around the world. With Special Guest. REJUNFE. Junf is a Mexico City DJ and host of the popular radio show Radio Pocaju Internacional on the great radio station Ibero 90.9

Midnight

Sun 09/10

ROY NATHANSON in residence every Sunday in September at 5:00pm.
Roy Nathanson has a varied career as a saxophonist, composer, band-leader, actor and teacher. He is leader and principal composer of the Jazz Passengers, which he co-founded with Curtis Fowlkes in 1987. He was a member of the Lounge Lizards and Marc Ribot’s Rootless Cosmopolitans. He has scored works for TV, films and his music has found its way in Robert Altman’s film Short Cuts and Chantal Akerman’s Histoires D’Amerique. The long list of people he has collaborated with includes Charles Earland, Debbie Harry, and Elvis. Costello. He will be in residence every week this month with a variety of guests. This week:

5:00pm

Sun 09/10

The Music of CHET ATKINS featuring JASON LOUGHLIN and JOHN SHANNON. Guitarist, composer and producer Jason Loughlin has performed with Amos Lee, Rachael Yamagata, James Burton, Nellie McKay and Lesley Gore. His latest record Peach Crate was received with critical acclaim. His new project is a tribute to guitar legend Chet Atkins

7:00pm

Sun 09/10

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 09/11

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 09/11

TROPICAL VORTEX MONDAYS!. Every Monday, Tropical Vortex showcases bands and DJs who specialize in variations on Tropical sounds from Latinolandia and elsewhere. This week:
LOS CUMPLEANOS. Los Cumpleaños play a psychedelic take on classic Colombian Cumbia, Porro, Son Caribeño, Salsa Criolla and Bullerengue. The band has the playfulness of an experimental group and the energy of a punk rock band. They mix new wave synths & retro organ sounds with effect-laden trombone and trumpet as well as a three piece percussion section. Cumpleañosfeatures virtuoso percussionist/vocalist Nestor Gomez from Barranquilla, Colombia, Lautaro Burgos from Chaco, Argentina on drumset as well as Eric Lane on Keyboards and Alex Asher on Trombone from the USA. The members of Los Cumpleaños have played with a variety of notable artists including: Anibal Velazquez, Lizandro Meza, Juan Piña, Alfredo Gutierrez, MAKU Soundsystem, Beyoncé, Joan as Police Woman and People's

9:30pm

Tue 09/12

NATION BEAT BRASS. Drummer, composer and Nation Beat leader Scott Kettner leads this brass band project that performs live dance music from northeastern Brazil. Scott’s music hopscotches between North and South America and the repertoire ranges from fresh originals to forró classics.

7:00pm

Tue 09/12

SLAVIC SOUL PARTY. Fiery Balkan brass, throbbing funk grooves, Roma 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 latest album - "Plays Duke Ellington's Far East Suite" was recorded live at Barbès. John Carlson & Kenny Warren (trumpet), Peter Hess (sax/clarinet), Peter Stan (accordion), Tim Vaughn & Adam Dotson (trombone), Ken Bentley (tuba), Matt Moran and Chris Stromquist (go?/snare/perc). $10

9:00pm

Wed 09/13

THE NIGHT KITCHEN. Old Timey and Country with three distinctly amazing performers. : Gene Yellin - Guitar & Vocals; Trip Henderson - Harmonica; Joanna Sternberg - base and vocals - and spécial guests tba.

7:00pm

Wed 09/13

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 09/14

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

8:00pm

Thu 09/14

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.

10:00pm
Fri 09/15

THE CROOKED TRIO. Every Friday, 5:00pm to 7:00pm, our special cocktail hourset. Straight and skewed standards with Oscar Noriega - drums; Marta Sanchez - piano; Jeong Lim Yang - bass, and a rotating cast of special guests..

5:00pm

Fri 09/15

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 09/15

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 09/16

NEW KLEZMER MUSIC BY WINOGRAD AND HOLMES. Clarinetist Michael Winograd and trumpeter Ben Holmes have performed with a veritable Who's Who of the klezmer world. In this afternoon performance, they present a set of works in progress in, composed firmly within the klezmer idiom but assertively confronting its boundaries.

4:00pm

Sat 09/16

SANDA WEIGL. In residence every Saturday in September at 6:00pm. This Week:
Duo with CURTIS HASSELBRING - guitar.
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 09/16

SHARQ ATTACK.. Sharq Attack plays music stemming from the maqam tradition of the middle east, ranging from Arabic favorites to obscure rarities to modern originals. With Marandi Hostetter, 5-string violin; Brian Prunka, oud; John Murchison, bass; Simon Moushabeck, accordion & percussion; Philip Mayer, percussion and Rami El-Aasser, percussion.

8:00pm

Sat 09/16

SMOKEY'S SECRET FAMILY . Smokey Hormel combines vintage African, Caribbean and Brazilian dance grooves with tuba and electric surf guitar. Drawing on melodies and influences from around the globe, the band features Smokey's wild guitar, Brazilian percussionists Tony Mola and Marivaldo Noite, David Hofstra on bass and tuba - Calrk Gayton on tuba and guest singer Ngor Jallow..
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 09/16

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

Midnight

Sun 09/17

ROY NATHANSON in residence every Sunday in September at 5:00pm.
Roy Nathanson has a varied career as a saxophonist, composer, band-leader, actor and teacher. He is leader and principal composer of the Jazz Passengers, which he co-founded with Curtis Fowlkes in 1987. He was a member of the Lounge Lizards and Marc Ribot’s Rootless Cosmopolitans. He has scored works for TV, films and his music has found its way in Robert Altman’s film Short Cuts and Chantal Akerman’s Histoires D’Amerique. The long list of people he has collaborated with includes Charles Earland, Debbie Harry, and Elvis. Costello. He will be in residence every week this month with a variety of guests. This week:
Roy Nathanson with Arturo O'Farrill

5:00pm

Sun 09/17

LENI STERN. Acclaimed guitarist and vocalist Leni Stern brings her African music ensemble to Barbés. The music juxtaposes Stern's trademark inventive guitar and vocal explorations with the indigenous sounds of accomplished African instrumentalists. The result is at once haunting, exuberant, cinematic, personal and resoundingly assured. Featuring LeniStern (guitar & vocals), Mamadou Ba (bass), Yacouba Sissoko (cora), and Makan Kouyate (percussion)

7:00pm

Sun 09/17

THE BUSHWICK BOOK CLUB. The Bushwick Book Club is the daredevil songwriting challenge using literature as fodder for new music, visual art, film and hors d'oeuvres. Come hear songs, eat snacks and dance the dance inspired by books. Literature-derived, creative daredevilry abounds. This month:
Songs and performance inspired by Dam Darcy's MEAT CAKE BIBLE
The event is an OFFICIAL 2017 BROOKLYN BOOK FESTIVAL BOOK END EVENT.

8:30pm

Sun 09/17

SARA LABRIOLA and Friends. Sara L'Abriola is an accomplished young guitari prodigee and a student of gypsy swing virtuoso Stephane Wrembel. She has performed with Wrembel - including an appearance at Carnegie Hall last year - as well as with the Future Rhythm Quartet.

10:00pm

Mon 09/18

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 09/18

TROPICAL VORTEX MONDAYS!. Every Monday, Tropical Vortex showcases bands and DJs who specialize in variations on Tropical sounds from Latinolandia and elsewhere. This week:
LOCOBEACH. A new tropical hybrid featuring members of Los Crema Paraiso and Chicha Libre. Locobeach is cumbia pop; latin disco with a psychedelic edge. Jose Luis Pardo on guitars/vocals (Los Crema Paraiso, Los Amigos Invisibles), Neil Ochoa on congas/percussion/electronics (Chicha Libre, Los Crema Paraiso), Joshua Camp on accordion/keyboards/vocals (Chicha Libre, C.A.M.P.O.S.) and Edward Marshall (La Muy Bestia Pop) on bass. Dance music for your brain!

9:30pm
Tue 09/19

SAM REIDER AND THE HUMAN HANDS . Sam Reider is an accordionist, pianist and composer based in Brooklyn, NY. His upcoming record, Too Hot To Sleep, is music that gets stuck in your head and keeps you up at night. Born out of many months of heavy touring, sleep deprivation, and creative excess, Too Hot To Sleep is part journey through the underworld and part midnight revelry. The Human Hands are a collective of young, virtuoso acoustic musicians based in New York City who have developed a cultish following and a reputation for mind-bending sets of high-energy, improvised music. Featuring Sam Reider on accordion/keys, Eddie Barbash on saxophone, Roy Williams on guitar, Phoebe Hunt on fiddle, Dominick Leslie on mandolin, and Dave Speranza on bass.

7:00pm

Tue 09/19

SLAVIC SOUL PARTY. Fiery Balkan brass, throbbing funk grooves, Roma 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 latest album - "Plays Duke Ellington's Far East Suite" was recorded live at Barbès. John Carlson & Kenny Warren (trumpet), Peter Hess (sax/clarinet), Peter Stan (accordion), Tim Vaughn & Adam Dotson (trombone), Ken Bentley (tuba), Matt Moran and Chris Stromquist (go?/snare/perc). $10

9:00pm

Wed 09/20

SEBASTIAN CRUZ BAND. Over the years Colombian guitarist and composer Sebastian Cruz has performed with many of his fellow Colombian musicians in NY, including Lucía Pulido, La Cumbiamba eNeYé, Samurindó and Los Aliens. He also leads a number of projects including Coba and The Cheap Landscape Trio. His new projects focuses on his own compositions.

8:00pm

Wed 09/20

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 09/21

GATO LOCO. Formed in 2006 by NYC native Stefan Zeniuk, the group takes its cues from scratchy pre-war Cuban records and vintage betty boop cartoons, while freely incorporating equal parts latin, rock, and jazz, Gato Loco is not genre music. Finding the surprising connection between early mambo and salsa of the 50s & 60s, early punk of the 70s, and post-modern avant-garde jazz of the 80s, Gato Loco embraces an all-encompassing sound of irreverence, rebellion and abandon that defies place or time.

8:00pm

Thu 09/21

SEAN CRONIN & VERY GOOD Present A BIRTHDAY TRIBUTE TO LEONARD COHEN. Last year, a few weeks after Cohen's death,, Sean Cronin put together a somewhat impromptu tribute that turned into one of the most moving show of the year - acting as celebration of the great songwriter, as well as catharsis for the grief felt after a certain election. One year later, there is still reason for grief - and celebration - and can we still expect Sean's arrangements to bring us some sort of solace.
With many guests, all specials, soon to be announced.

10:00pm
Fri 09/22

THE CROOKED TRIO. Every Friday, 5:00pm to 7:00pm, our special cocktail hourset. Straight and skewed standards with Oscar Noriega - drums; Marta Sanchez - piano; Jeong Lim Yang - bass, and a rotating cast of special guests..

5:00pm

Fri 09/22

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 and Ranjan Ramchandani - pandeiro. .

8:00pm

Fri 09/22

ZEMOG EL GALLO BUENO. Led by Puerto-Rican born Peruvian guitarist Abraham Gomez-Delgado, the band plays Latin music for the 21st Century. their sound is both slick and raw - rooted in the traditional rhythms of Bomba and Plena with the energy of the best rock bands and the joyful chaos of Sun Ra’s improvisation. “Zemogdoes for Afro-Latin music what Tom Waits did for Weillian cabaret” Downbeat magazine

10:00pm

Sat 09/23

SANDA WEIGL. In residence every Saturday in September at 6:00pm. This Week:
Tom Waits & Romanian Gypsy songs with CURTIS HASSELBRING & BRYAN VARGAS on guitars.
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 09/23

THE EASTERN BLOKHEDZ. The Blokhedz started as an homage to Edita Piekha, a French-born Polish singer who became immensely popular in the Soviet Union in the late 60â€â•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 Allyssa Lamb (keyboards), Izaak Mills (organ, sax, vocal, sound effects), Quince Marcum (vocal, horn, tympani), Wade Ripka (guitar, vocal), Nick Cudahy (bass), Chris Stromquist (drums)z`

8:00pm
Sat 09/23

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.

10:00pm

Sat 09/23

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

Midnight

Sun 09/24

ROY NATHANSON in residence every Sunday in September at 5:00pm.
Roy Nathanson has a varied career as a saxophonist, composer, band-leader, actor and teacher. He is leader and principal composer of the Jazz Passengers, which he co-founded with Curtis Fowlkes in 1987. He was a member of the Lounge Lizards and Marc Ribot’s Rootless Cosmopolitans. He has scored works for TV, films and his music has found its way in Robert Altman’s film Short Cuts and Chantal Akerman’s Histoires D’Amerique. The long list of people he has collaborated with includes Charles Earland, Debbie Harry, and Elvis. Costello. He will be in residence every week this month with a variety of guests. This week:

5:00pm

Sun 09/24

SURFACE TO AIR. "A quiet intensity pervades a fine new album of originals tinged by too many worldly sounds to mention†- Richard Gehr, The Village Voice. With jonti siman - upright bass ; rohin khemani - tabla + percussion; jonathan goldberger - acoustic guitar

7:00 pm

Sun 09/24

JENNY SCHEINMAN & BILL FRISELL. Jenny Scheinman and Bill Frisell are lifelong collaborators, have recorded more than a dozen studio recordings and traversed the globe together. In this duo reunion they will play selections from their collective songbook with special focus on Scheinman’s latest instrumental release Here On Earth. DownBeat Magazine declared that the album, "reveals Scheinman to be a meticulous interpreter of emotion and a composer of cinematic vision and scope.” Two separate admission shows at 9 and 10:30. $20. 
tickets available here
. SHOW IS SOLD OUT

9:00pm & 10:30pm
sets

$20 per set

Mon 09/25

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 09/25

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.

9:30pm

Tue 09/26

Michael Attias presents:
MI-LIM-VIN. Trio music with Michaël Attias on alto saxophone, Lim Yan on bass, and Vinnie Sperrazza on snare .
"Like a high-quality electronic product manufactured by the Panasonic Corporation, the career of alto saxophonist Michaël Attias has always involved being slightly ahead of his time..." - Ken Waxman, JazzWord.

7:00pm

Tue 09/26

SLAVIC SOUL PARTY. Fiery Balkan brass, throbbing funk grooves, Roma 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 latest album - "Plays Duke Ellington's Far East Suite" was recorded live at Barbès. John Carlson & Kenny Warren (trumpet), Peter Hess (sax/clarinet), Peter Stan (accordion), Tim Vaughn & Adam Dotson (trombone), Ken Bentley (tuba), Matt Moran and Chris Stromquist (go?/snare/perc). $10

9:00pm

Wed 09/27

MIKE NEER'S STEELONIOUS. Steel guitar player Mike Neer reinterprets the Thelonious Monk repertoire through the multiple prism of Rock and Roll, Rockabilly, Country, Hawaiian and Western Swing with a heavy dose of improvisation and with production techniques a la Les Paul and Danny Gatton. Somehow, the result never sounds like novelty, but rather a worthy and beautiful tribute

8:00pm

Wed 09/27

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 09/28

THE AUSTIN PIAZZOLLA QUINTET. Founded by James Anderson (violin), the APQ has been performing since 2009. With Jonathan Geer (piano), Mike Maddux (accordion, bandoneon), Tony Rogers (cello), and Pat Harris (bass), all from diverse musical backgrounds, the band continues the tradition of nuevo tango and features new arrangements of Piazzolla’s compositions, innovative original works, and improvisation.

8:00pm

Thu 09/28

TREDICI BACCI. Tredici Bacci sounds, to the thoughtful listener, like a celebration. A celebration not of a genre of music, but rather of an era, and, more specifically, the aspects of an era which perhaps have been glossed over by conventional history.Tredici Bacci is celebrating the strange, somewhat seedy, schmaltzy and smooth aspects of 1960s-70s popular culture. Tredicci Bacci is a living homage to french pornography, to italian slasher films, to pop psychedelia! A musical shrine dedicated to bright colors! flugelhorns! sing-song and sexy dialogue! Up with Ennio! Up with Bacharach! Let our cries be heard and let no man nor woman forget that they were meant to be sexy! To be sultry!

10:00pm
Fri 09/29

THE CROOKED TRIO. Every Friday, 5:00pm to 7:00pm, our special cocktail hourset. Straight and skewed standards with Oscar Noriega - drums; Marta Sanchez - piano; Jeong Lim Yang - bass, and a rotating cast of special guests..

5:00pm

Fri 09/29

ITALIAN SURF ACADEMY + VJ LAPSUS (a REAL HOT spaghetti western experience). Featuring Marco Cappelli, guitar - Damon Banks, bass - Dave Miller, drums.“Take one Italian guitarist active in the Downtown Improvisation and New Music scene – combine with youthful influences of movie music and Spaghetti Westerns – mix well with a love of ’60s Surf Sound (think The Ventures, Beach Boys, etc.) bathed in reverb – anchor with a solid rhythm section of bass and drums... and you get the Italian Surf Academy! Certainly the baddest bad Morricone you’ve ever heard !” Bruce Lee Gallanter – DMG,.

8:00pm

Fri 09/29

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, 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 Story.

9:00pm

Fri 09/29

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 Chris (Crow) Venditti -guitar.

10:00pm
Sat 09/30

SANDA WEIGL. In residence every Saturday in September at 6:00pm. This Week:
Lost In The Stars - the music of Kurt Weill
with LUCIAN BAN - piano
and MAT MANERI - viola
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 09/30

BEN MONDER TRIO. Guitarist Ben Monder has performed with a wide variety of artists, including Jack McDuff, Marc Johnson, Lee Konitz, George Garzone, Paul Motian, and Maria Schneider. He has conducted clinics and workshops around the world, and served on the faculty of the New England Conservatory. Monder continues to perform original music internationally with his own quartet, trio, and in a duo project with vocalist Theo Bleckmann. He has appeared on over 120 CDs as a sideman, and has released five as a leader including Hydra (Sunnyside) and Amorphae (ECM). With Matt Brewer - bass, Ted Poor - drums.and Ben Moder - guitar.

8:00pm

Sat 09/30

SPANGLISH FLY. The group is dedicated to reviving and renewing boogaloo - the mixture of soul, r & b, and Latin rhythms that sprang from the stree of El Barrio in the 1960's/ "What Sharon Jones did for oldschool soul, what Antibalas did for Afrobeat and what Chicha Libre is doing for chicha,Spanglish Fly is doing for bugalu. As dance music, it’s irresistible." -- Lucid Culture

10:00pm

Sat 09/30

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

Midnight

October

 

Sun 10/01

JEN CHAPIN. Jen Chapin performs story/songs that search for community and shared meaning, powered by the funk and improvisation of the city. Critics have hailed her work as “brilliant.. soulfully poetic” (NPR), “thoughtful.. worth-savoring” (People), and “smart, observant, lyrically deft, politically aware and emotionally intuitive” (Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel). With Grammy-nominated acoustic bassist/husband Stephan Crump and “unflappable melodist” (New York Times)

5:00pm

Sun 10/01

PEDRO GIRAUDO TANGO QUARTET. Originally from Córdoba Argentina, Pedro Giraudo moved to New York City in 1996. Since then he has become a highly versatile bassist, composer and arranger who is in high demand in both the worlds of Jazz and Tango. Pedro recorded bass on Ruben Blades’ CD “Tangos”, which won two Grammy Awards. He has also been the musical director of Mariela Franganillo Company’s “Tango Connection” and “TangoRecuerdo,” and performed with U.S.’s most prominent tango ensembles including Pablo Ziegler (Piazzolla’s pianist), Luis Bravo’s “Forever Tango,” Hector Del Curto Quintet,” Fernando Otero’s “X-Tango” and Daniel Binelli’s “Tango Metropolis.” His new trio features Emilio Teubal, piano; Rodolfo Zanetti, bandoneón andPedro Giraudo, bass, compositions & arrangements

7:00pm

Sun 10/01

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 10/02

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 10/02

TROPICAL VORTEX MONDAYS!. Every Monday, Tropical Vortex showcases bands and DJs who specialize in variations on Tropical sounds from Latinolandia and elsewhere.
DILEMASTRONAUTA Y LOS SABROSOS COSMICOS Featuring members of M.A.K.U and Combo Chimbita. Astronaut Andres Jimenez is a Colombian drummer and composer from Bogota who has been based in NY since 2000. Dilemastronauta is his attempt to depict the Astronaut’s vision from out of space: “I am from here but also from there” which also happens to be the essential immigrant’s dilemma. Over the years, its music has changed, but the dilemma remains and is reflected in a music that reflects a world not bounded by borders or nationality.With DJ sets by Names You Can Trust's GREENWOOD RHYTHM COALITION

9:30pm

Tue 10/03

PERPENDICULAR SHOES. Featuring the clever and quirky music of bassist Jim Whitney, this ensemble includes drummer Diego Voglino, flutist Michel Gentile, and guitarist Sean Moran. The music leaves wide open spaces for improvisation and interpretation, with a touch of musical humor thrown in.

7:00pm

Tue 10/03

SLAVIC SOUL PARTY. Fiery Balkan brass, throbbing funk grooves, Roma 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 latest album - "Plays Duke Ellington's Far East Suite" was recorded live at Barbès. John Carlson & Kenny Warren (trumpet), Peter Hess (sax/clarinet), Peter Stan (accordion), Tim Vaughn & Adam Dotson (trombone), Ken Bentley (tuba), Matt Moran and Chris Stromquist (go?/snare/perc). $10

9:00pm

Wed 10/04

ENDANGERED BLOOD. The four members of Endangered Blood are some of the most influential jazz musicians of their generation. Jim Black should need no introduction to listeners of creative music, having established himself as one of the most inventive drummers of his generation, and is currently leading his own trio as well as post-rock/jazz group Alas No Axis. Bassist Trevor Dunn has been touring the world with various Mike Patton and John Zorn projects as well as entering the Guinness Book of World Records by playing fifty gigs in fifty states in fifty days as a member of the Melvins Lite. Oscar Noriega is fast becoming one of the rising stars of creative music as a member of Tim Berne’s acclaimed Snakeoil quartet. Chris Speed continues to be one of the most highly respected jazz saxophonists and clarinetists working today, currently playing with Craig Taborn, Dave King, Uri Caine and John Hollenbeck’s long running Claudia Quintet. $15

8:00pm

Wed 10/04

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 10/05

OLLI SOIKKELI. Recognized as one of the great new international talent in Gypsy Swing, Finnish guitarist Olli Soikkeli started playing guitar at age of 12 when he was introduced to Django Reinhardt’s music. “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.†Wall St Journal

8:00pm

Fri 10/06

THE CROOKED TRIO. Every Friday, 5:00pm to 7:00pm, our special cocktail hourset. Straight and skewed standards with Oscar Noriega - drums; Marta Sanchez - piano; Jeong Lim Yang - bass, and a rotating cast of special guests..

5:00pm

Fri 10/06

OPERA ON TAP. Opera on Tap's New Brew series brings you classical music written by some of today's most exciting composers, presented in entertaining and irreverent programs by 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 10/07

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 10/07

SONGS FOR UNUSUAL CREATURES. Quirky author and composer Michael Hearst, along with his five-piece band, presents Songs For UnusualCreatures: 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 10/07

ALEC SPIEGELMAN. In residence every Saturday in October.
Alec Spiegelman is a Brooklyn-based singer, composer, arranger, & multi-instrumentalist. He is a member of the band Cuddle Magic. As a sideman, on stage and in studio, he’s worked with numerous creative songwriters including Amanda Palmer, Anais Mitchell, Pokey LaFarge, and Will Sheff. He’s arranged and performed the wind instruments on countless recordings, among them three albums by The David Wax Museum, and Kristin Andreassen’s Gondolier. He’s produced recordings for Jennifer Kimball (formerly of The Story), Anna & Elizabeth, and the conceptual multi-media artist Jack Early.
This week: with Andrew Dimola

6:00pm

Sat 10/07

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

8:00pm

Sat 10/07

SMOKEY'S SECRET FAMILY . Smokey Hormel combines vintage African, Caribbean and Brazilian dance grooves with tuba and electric surf guitar. Drawing on melodies and influences from around the globe, the band features Smokey's wild guitar, Brazilian percussionists Tony Mola and Marivaldo Noite, David Hofstra on bass and tuba - Calrk Gayton on tuba and guest singer Ngor Jallow..
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 10/07

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

Midnight

Sun 10/08

JEN CHAPIN. Jen Chapin performs story/songs that search for community and shared meaning, powered by the funk and improvisation of the city. Critics have hailed her work as “brilliant.. soulfully poetic” (NPR), “thoughtful.. worth-savoring” (People), and “smart, observant, lyrically deft, politically aware and emotionally intuitive” (Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel). With Grammy-nominated acoustic bassist/husband Stephan Crump and “unflappable melodist” (New York Times)

5:00pm

Sun 10/08

JOEL FORRESTER. Joel Forrester is the composer of more than 1600 tunes, a versatile and accomplished jazz pianist, leader of his own quintet and prolific recording artist. He has performed in an extraordinary diversity of settings – from large ensembles to a duet setting with a tap dancer! His playing draws from stride, boogie-woogie, bebop, trance and what he likes to call ‘salon pieces’ but each composition bears the stamp of this most individual artist.

7:00pm

Sun 10/08

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 10/09

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 10/09

TROPICAL VORTEX MONDAYS!. Every Monday, Tropical Vortex showcases bands and DJs who specialize in variations on Tropical sounds from Latinolandia and elsewhere.
LOS CUMPLEANOS. Los Cumpleaños play a psychedelic take on classic Colombian Cumbia, Porro, Son Caribeño, Salsa Criolla and Bullerengue. The band has the playfulness of an experimental group and the energy of a punk rock band. They mix new wave synths & retro organ sounds with effect-laden trombone and trumpet as well as a three piece percussion section. Cumpleañosfeatures virtuoso percussionist/vocalist Nestor Gomez from Barranquilla, Colombia, Lautaro Burgos from Chaco, Argentina on drumset as well as Eric Lane on Keyboards and Alex Asher on Trombone from the USA. The members of Los Cumpleaños have played with a variety of notable artists including: Anibal Velazquez, Lizandro Meza, Juan Piña, Alfredo Gutierrez, MAKU Soundsystem, Beyoncé, Joan as Police Woman and People's

9:30pm

Tue 10/10

THE BUSHWICK BOOK CLUB. The Bushwick Book Club is the daredevil songwriting challenge using literature as fodder for new music, visual art, film and hors d'oeuvres. Come hear songs, eat snacks and dance the dance inspired by books. Literature-derived, creative daredevilry abounds.

7:00pm

Tue 10/10

SLAVIC SOUL PARTY. Fiery Balkan brass, throbbing funk grooves, Roma 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 latest album - "Plays Duke Ellington's Far East Suite" was recorded live at Barbès. John Carlson & Kenny Warren (trumpet), Peter Hess (sax/clarinet), Peter Stan (accordion), Tim Vaughn & Adam Dotson (trombone), Ken Bentley (tuba), Matt Moran and Chris Stromquist (go?/snare/perc). $10

9:00pm

Wed 10/11

TSIBELE. Album release party for In Droysn iz Finster/ It’s Dark Outside. Tsibele’s dark, unusual arrangements of Yiddish songs, and atmospheric original compositions draw deeply from the Jewish music of Romania and Moldova, 19th century secular Yiddish folksongs from Eastern Europe, and contemporary folk and improvised music. In Droysn iz Finster/ It’s Dark Outside is an album for dark times. While some songs describe life under capitalism and heteropatriarchy, yearning for freedom and unrequited love, others celebrate the triumph over tyranny. The album’s instrumental pieces -- original compositions and traditional tunes -- emphasize klezmer’s relationship to regional musical genres and dialects.

8:00pm

Wed 10/11

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.

10:00pm
Thu 10/12

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 10/12

THE JINA BRASS BAND. The ferociousness of Bhangra melting with psychedelic soundscapes. Liberate your body. Sunny Jain drives the band on Dhol (the dance drum of Punjab), with Chris Eddleton on drumset. Keisuke Matsuno on guitar and the wild brass of Kenny Bentley (sousaphone), Sonny Singh (trumpet) and Jonathon Haffner (soprano sax).

10:00pm

Fri 10/13

THE CROOKED TRIO. Every Friday, 5:00pm to 7:00pm, our special cocktail hourset. Straight and skewed standards with Oscar Noriega - drums; Marta Sanchez - piano; Jeong Lim Yang - bass, and a rotating cast of special guests..

5:00pm

Fri 10/13

DOLUNAY. The music of Dolunay (Turkish for full moon) infuses classic and contemporary traditions with an urban grit that can only be found in New York City’s confluence of musical and cultural forces. Jenny Luna - voice, percussion; Adam Good - ud; Eylem Basaldi - violin

8:00pm

Fri 10/13

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.

10:00pm

Sat 10/14

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),

4:00pm

Sat 10/14

ALEC SPIEGELMAN. In residence every Saturday in October.
Alec Spiegelman is a Brooklyn-based singer, composer, arranger, & multi-instrumentalist. He is a member of the band Cuddle Magic. As a sideman, on stage and in studio, he’s worked with numerous creative songwriters including Amanda Palmer, Anais Mitchell, Pokey LaFarge, and Will Sheff. He’s arranged and performed the wind instruments on countless recordings, among them three albums by The David Wax Museum, and Kristin Andreassen’s Gondolier. He’s produced recordings for Jennifer Kimball (formerly of The Story), Anna & Elizabeth, and the conceptual multi-media artist Jack Early.
This week: with Akie Bermiss and Taylor Ashton.

6:00pm

Sat 10/14

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 10/14

SUPERMAMBO. A Vibes Tribute to TITO PUENTE. Mambo King and timbalero extraordinaire Tito Puente was also an accomplished vibraphone player. The instrument was prominently featured on his early mambo recordings. Felipe Fournier is a percussionist and vibes player from Costa Rica who plays with classic Salsa outfit Our Latin Thing and Ruben Blades. His tribute to Tito Puente emphasizes the King of the Timbales' Mambo years and vibes performance.

10:00pm

Sat 10/14

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

Midnight

Sun 10/15

JEN CHAPIN. Jen Chapin performs story/songs that search for community and shared meaning, powered by the funk and improvisation of the city. Critics have hailed her work as “brilliant.. soulfully poetic” (NPR), “thoughtful.. worth-savoring” (People), and “smart, observant, lyrically deft, politically aware and emotionally intuitive” (Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel). With Grammy-nominated acoustic bassist/husband Stephan Crump and “unflappable melodist” (New York Times)

5:00pm

Sun 10/15

REED BASKET. Andy Biskin's all-clarinet quartet performs original compositions, Pee Wee Russell and Jelly Roll Morton tributes, covers of Mozart and Schubert, and some unexpected standards. With Andy Biskin, Peter Hess, Mike McGinnis, and Sam Sadigursky playing clarinets of all sizes.

7:00pm

Sun 10/15

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 10/16

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 10/16

TROPICAL VORTEX MONDAYS!. Every Monday, Tropical Vortex showcases bands and DJs who specialize in variations on Tropical sounds from Latinolandia and elsewhere.
LOCOBEACH. A new tropical hybrid featuring members of Los Crema Paraiso and Chicha Libre. Locobeach is cumbia pop; latin disco with a psychedelic edge. Jose Luis Pardo on guitars/vocals (Los Crema Paraiso, Los Amigos Invisibles), Neil Ochoa on congas/percussion/electronics (Chicha Libre, Los Crema Paraiso), Joshua Camp on accordion/keyboards/vocals (Chicha Libre, C.A.M.P.O.S.) and Edward Marshall (La Muy Bestia Pop) on bass. Dance music for your brain!

9:30pm

Tue 10/17

KLEZMOGRAPHERS. For the past ten years, Eleonore Biezunski (violin, vocals) and Pete Rushefsky (tsimbl) have been exploring a repertoire of rare 19th and early 20th century Jewish folklore as well as playing original klezmer tunes. Together, they have performed at the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, at the American Folk Art Museum, Temple Beth Emeth, Barbès, Jalopy Theater and have busked in parks and shores of New York

7:00pm

Tue 10/17

SLAVIC SOUL PARTY. Fiery Balkan brass, throbbing funk grooves, Roma 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 latest album - "Plays Duke Ellington's Far East Suite" was recorded live at Barbès. John Carlson & Kenny Warren (trumpet), Peter Hess (sax/clarinet), Peter Stan (accordion), Tim Vaughn & Adam Dotson (trombone), Ken Bentley (tuba), Matt Moran and Chris Stromquist (go?/snare/perc). $10

9:00pm

Wed 10/18

ARI FOLMAN-COHEN. The bass player for Stephane Wrembel, Gato Loco and Pangari and the Socialites performs his compositions for solo bass.

8:00pm

Wed 10/18

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 10/19

ALHAMBRA was founded in 1981 by Dr. Isabelle Ganz to transcribe, record, and perform the vast treasures of Sephardic music which have been preserved by the descendants of the Jews of Spain. The ensemble has taped the songs of native singers (primarily at the Sephardic Home for the Aged In Brooklyn), worked with material transcribed by ethnomusicologists, and then arranged this music for performance on Instruments appropriate to the folk cultures of the countries of origin.

8:00pm

Thu 10/19

THE JINA BRASS BAND. The ferociousness of Bhangra melting with psychedelic soundscapes. Liberate your body. Sunny Jain drives the band on Dhol (the dance drum of Punjab), with Chris Eddleton on drumset. Keisuke Matsuno on guitar and the wild brass of Kenny Bentley (sousaphone), Sonny Singh (trumpet) and Jonathon Haffner (soprano sax).

10:00pm

Fri 10/20

THE CROOKED TRIO. Every Friday, 5:00pm to 7:00pm, our special cocktail hourset. Straight and skewed standards with Oscar Noriega - drums; Marta Sanchez - piano; Jeong Lim Yang - bass, and a rotating cast of special guests..

5:00pm

Fri 10/20

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 10/20

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 10/21

NEW KLEZMER MUSIC BY WINOGRAD AND HOLMES. Clarinetist Michael Winograd and trumpeter Ben Holmes have performed with a veritable Who's Who of the klezmer world. In this afternoon performance, they present a set of works in progress in, composed firmly within the klezmer idiom but assertively confronting its boundaries.

4:00pm

Sat 10/21

ALEC SPIEGELMAN. In residence every Saturday in October.
Alec Spiegelman is a Brooklyn-based singer, composer, arranger, & multi-instrumentalist. He is a member of the band Cuddle Magic. As a sideman, on stage and in studio, he’s worked with numerous creative songwriters including Amanda Palmer, Anais Mitchell, Pokey LaFarge, and Will Sheff. He’s arranged and performed the wind instruments on countless recordings, among them three albums by The David Wax Museum, and Kristin Andreassen’s Gondolier. He’s produced recordings for Jennifer Kimball (formerly of The Story), Anna & Elizabeth, and the conceptual multi-media artist Jack Early.
This week: with Daniel McDowell, Jennifer Kimball and Maeve Gilchrist

6:00pm

Sat 10/21

THE NIGHT KITCHEN. Old Timey and Country with three distinctly amazing performers. : Gene Yellin - Guitar & Vocals; Trip Henderson - Harmonica; Joanna Sternberg - base and vocals - and spécial guests tba.

8:00pm

Sat 10/21

MIRAMAR. Miramar plays mostly boleros, sung in duo form by Rei Alvarez and Laura Ann Singh and arranged by Chilean-American pianist and organ player Marlysse Argandoña.
In the Latin world, Boleros are the ultimate expression of love and suffering and hold cross-generational and cross-national appeal. With a majority of Miramar’s members having roots in Puerto Rico, it was only natural that the group paid particular attention to Puerto Rican boleros. Their debut album (out on Barbès Records) is a tribute to Sylvia Rexach, a maverick composer and writer who was an emblematic figure of San Juan’s bohemian scene of the 40’s and 50’s. Rexach died in 1961, at the age of 39. Her songs have since become part or the Puerto Rican canon, but she remains mostly unknown outside of her native island.
To paraphrase a certain presidential candidate, Dedication to Sylvia Rexach is an act of love by children of the Latin diaspora who feel a strong connection to their parents’ heritage. $10

10:00pm

Sat 10/21

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

Midnight

Sun 10/21

JEN CHAPIN. Jen Chapin performs story/songs that search for community and shared meaning, powered by the funk and improvisation of the city. Critics have hailed her work as “brilliant.. soulfully poetic” (NPR), “thoughtful.. worth-savoring” (People), and “smart, observant, lyrically deft, politically aware and emotionally intuitive” (Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel). With Grammy-nominated acoustic bassist/husband Stephan Crump and “unflappable melodist” (New York Times)

5:00pm

Sun 10/22

CESAR GARABINI. A navive of the Brazilian state of Minais Gerais, Cesar plays in 6 and 7 string classical guitar and his trio specializes in a repertoire of choro and samba.

7:00pm

Sun 10/22

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 10/23

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 10/23

TROPICAL VORTEX MONDAYS!. Every Monday, Tropical Vortex showcases bands and DJs who specialize in variations on Tropical sounds from Latinolandia and elsewhere. This week:
HAROLD RODRIGUEZ & FRIENDS. Classic vallenato with Colombian accordionist Harold Rodriguez.

9:30pm

Tue 10/24

MALABY/LEVIN/PETERSON. with Tony Malaby - saxophones; Daniel Levin - cello and Randy Peterson - drums.

7:00pm

Tue 10/24

SLAVIC SOUL PARTY. Fiery Balkan brass, throbbing funk grooves, Roma 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 latest album - "Plays Duke Ellington's Far East Suite" was recorded live at Barbès. John Carlson & Kenny Warren (trumpet), Peter Hess (sax/clarinet), Peter Stan (accordion), Tim Vaughn & Adam Dotson (trombone), Ken Bentley (tuba), Matt Moran and Chris Stromquist (go?/snare/perc). $10

9:00pm
Wed 10/25

HEARING THINGS. Matt Bauder is a saxophonist and composer as well as an accomplished multi-instrumentalist often adding clarinet, bass clarinet, flute, guitar and electronics to his stage and recording arsenal. He has performed with many iconic figures in avant-garde and rock music including Anthony Braxton, Fred Anderson, Roscoe Mitchell, Iron and Wine and Arcade Fire. He leads Hearing Things, an Organ/Drums and Sax trio that harks back to the honking days of R&B with a healthy dose of fascination for Ethio Funk. With MattBauder -saxophones, guitars; JP Schlegelmilch -organ and Vinnie Sperrazza - drums and special guest Ava Mendoza - guitar.

8:00pm

Wed 10/25

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 10/26

Third Annual OUD SUMMIT. Showcaseing New York based oud players who have all developed their own style on one of the oldest stringed instruments in the world. All have all pursued intense study of middle-eastern music and have incorporated personal, and regional inspirations. This concert is dedicated to the memory of the late Haig Manoukian, one of the most important oud players of his generation. Haig was a loved and respected player since the late 1970’s and was a huge inspiration to generations of oud players.

6:00pm to midnight

Fri 10/27

THE CROOKED TRIO. Every Friday, 5:00pm to 7:00pm, our special cocktail hourset. Straight and skewed standards with Oscar Noriega - drums; Marta Sanchez - piano; Jeong Lim Yang - bass, and a rotating cast of special guests..

5:00pm

Fri 10/27

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 and Ranjan Ramchandani - pandeiro. .

8:00pm

Fri 10/27

ZEMOG EL GALLO BUENO. Led by Puerto-Rican born Peruvian guitarist Abraham Gomez-Delgado, the band plays Latin music for the 21st Century. their sound is both slick and raw - rooted in the traditional rhythms of Bomba and Plena with the energy of the best rock bands and the joyful chaos of Sun Ra’s improvisation. “Zemogdoes for Afro-Latin music what Tom Waits did for Weillian cabaret” Downbeat magazine

10:00pm

Sat 10/28

ALEC SPIEGELMAN. In residence every Saturday in October.
Alec Spiegelman is a Brooklyn-based singer, composer, arranger, & multi-instrumentalist. He is a member of the band Cuddle Magic. As a sideman, on stage and in studio, he’s worked with numerous creative songwriters including Amanda Palmer, Anais Mitchell, Pokey LaFarge, and Will Sheff. He’s arranged and performed the wind instruments on countless recordings, among them three albums by The David Wax Museum, and Kristin Andreassen’s Gondolier. He’s produced recordings for Jennifer Kimball (formerly of The Story), Anna & Elizabeth, and the conceptual multi-media artist Jack Early.
This week: with Wes Corbett, Brittany Karlson and Duncan Wickel.

6:00pm

Sat 10/28

THE EASTERN BLOKHEDZ. The Blokhedz started as an homage to Edita Piekha, a French-born Polish singer who became immensely popular in the Soviet Union in the late 60â€â•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 Allyssa Lamb (keyboards), Izaak Mills (organ, sax, vocal, sound effects), Quince Marcum (vocal, horn, tympani), Wade Ripka (guitar, vocal), Nick Cudahy (bass), Chris Stromquist (drums)z`

8:00pm

Sat 10/28

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 Chris (Crow) Venditti -guitar.

10:00pm
Sat 10/28

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

Midnight

Sun 10/29

JEN CHAPIN. Jen Chapin performs story/songs that search for community and shared meaning, powered by the funk and improvisation of the city. Critics have hailed her work as “brilliant.. soulfully poetic” (NPR), “thoughtful.. worth-savoring” (People), and “smart, observant, lyrically deft, politically aware and emotionally intuitive” (Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel). With Grammy-nominated acoustic bassist/husband Stephan Crump and “unflappable melodist” (New York Times)

5:00pm

Sun 10/29

UNCIVILZED PLAYS TWIN PEAKS. The bold, tempestuous "free-folk" ensemble, Uncivilized, led by freak jazzer Tom Csatari, re-interprets "one of the best scores ever written for television" (AllMusic). Pregame your Halloween with drone improvisations; bold, anthemic themes; and bluesy, delicate anarchy fit for both the original cult soap series, as well as the dark and extra-terrestrial reboot. 

7:00pm

Sun 10/29

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 10/30

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 10/30

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.

9:30pm

Tue 10/31

Michael Attias presents:
RICOCHET. Michaël Attias: alto saxophone, Santiago Leibson: keyboard, Simon Jermyn: electric bass, Mark Ferber: drums
?"Like a high-quality electronic product manufactured by the Panasonic Corporation, the career of alto saxophonist Michaël Attias has always involved being slightly ahead of his time..." - Ken Waxman, JazzWord.

7:00pm

Tue 10/31

SLAVIC SOUL PARTY. Fiery Balkan brass, throbbing funk grooves, Roma 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 latest album - "Plays Duke Ellington's Far East Suite" was recorded live at Barbès. John Carlson & Kenny Warren (trumpet), Peter Hess (sax/clarinet), Peter Stan (accordion), Tim Vaughn & Adam Dotson (trombone), Ken Bentley (tuba), Matt Moran and Chris Stromquist (go?/snare/perc). $10

9:00pm

Wed 11/01

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.

8:00pm

Thu 11/02

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 11/02

 

8:00pm
Thu 11/02

LOWDOWN BRASS BAND. LowDown Brass Band (LDB) deftly synthesizes the gritty sounds of Chicago with the high energy second-line street beat of the Crescent City. LDB brandishes a powerful brass frontline of trumpets, trombones, saxophones, with a funky backline of drums and sousaphone. Combining the poetic ferocity of Billa Camp with stellar vocal harmonies, adventurous improvisation, movement, and grooves, LDB creates a sound that has something for every listener.

10:00pm

Thu 11/02

ROGERIO SOUZA & TIAGO DO BANDOLIM. Brazilian guitarist Souza is an expert in Choro and Samba and all the shadings of what is Musica Carioca. He plays both 6 and 7 string guitar and is a composer and arranger(Ivan Lins, Ney Mattogrosso etc..) His compatriot Tiago is one of most promising new mandolin players in Brazil. He is a virtuoso and choro master with a deep understanding of the music.

8:00pm
Fri 11/03

THE CROOKED TRIO. Every Friday, 5:00pm to 7:00pm, our special cocktail hourset. Straight and skewed standards with Oscar Noriega - drums; Marta Sanchez - piano; Jeong Lim Yang - bass, and a rotating cast of special guests..

5:00pm

Fri 11/03

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, Stephen Moses (Alice Donut) drums; Chris Bacas - sax and David Phelps - guitar.

8:00pm

Fri 11/03

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 11/04

MARIKA HUGHES. In residence every Saturday in November.
New York native Marika Hughes is a cellist who was raised in the classical tradition. Today, her music fuses that history with sounds and ideas hailing from folk, jazz, blues, and soul, plus a sprinkling of the avant-garde. Each Saturday in January, Marika will explore her original music alongside music from the likes of Johnny Cash, Don Pullen, and Abbey Lincoln, cast in various lights: solo, with her band Bottom Heavy, and with special guests

6:00pm

Sat 10/07

SONGS FOR UNUSUAL CREATURES. Quirky author and composer Michael Hearst, along with his five-piece band, presents Songs For UnusualCreatures: 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 11/04

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

Sat 11/04

Michael Hearst Presents CURIOUS, UNUSUAL & EXTRAORDIARY!. Quirky author and composer Michael Hearst, along with his band, presents songs about Unusual Creatures, Extraordinary People, and Curious Constructions geared to curious families, extraordinary children and their unusual friends. The show draws from Michael Hearst's highly successful series of books, albums and PBS series. It is an unusually-geeky A/V presentation of some of the most bizarre animals that roam the planet, odd and daring characters, and buildings sometimes stranger than the Brooklyn Bridge - using such odd-ball instruments as theremin, claviola, and stylophone. Fun for the whole family!

6:00pm

Sat 11/04

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 11/04

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

Midnight

Sun 11/05

Res Ipsa Womenswear HOLIDAY  2017/2018 Presentation. Womenswear designer Mary Symczak presents her newest clothing collection in the form of a brief introduction to the brand and small performance piece by the Mari Meade Dance Company and Jeong Lim Yang of Crooked Trio.  

4:00pm

Sun 11/05

WILL BERNARD AND BK STRAYS. Guitarist Will Bernard’s tribute to Billy Strayhorn. Willl began playing and recording as a member of Peter Apfelbaum’s Hieroglyphics Ensemble who made their recorded debut with Don Cherry on Multikulti (A&M 1989). Since then, Bernard has participated in a host of boundary stretching groups, ranging from jazz, hip-hop and world music to experimental music, with many stops in between. Will has performed and or recorded with Dr Lonnie Smith,Tom Waits, Ben Sidran, Dr John, Booker T.Jones, Steven Bernstein’s Millennial Territory Orchestra, Butler/ Bernstein and the Hot Nine, Medeski, Martin and Wood and others. “one of the most potent, if under recognized, guitarists on the post-Frisell/post-Scofield scene“ Bill Milkowski, Jazz Times.
With Will Bernard guitar; Steve Cardenas guitar; Matt Pavolka bass and Tony Mason drums

7:00pm

Sun 11/05

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 11/06

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 11/06

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 11/07

ARRANGES MARRIAGE NP. Guitarist Jerry Adler and sitarist Mustafa Bhagat create what they call Sonic ragas - adventurous music that, more than a fusion, is a dialogue between musicians using the languages they know to speak with one another.
"...a stunning debut that merges Indian classicism with Brian Eno's sonic manipulation.” – The Big Takeover.

7:00pm

Tue 11/07

SLAVIC SOUL PARTY. Fiery Balkan brass, throbbing funk grooves, Roma 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 latest album - "Plays Duke Ellington's Far East Suite" was recorded live at Barbès. John Carlson & Kenny Warren (trumpet), Peter Hess (sax/clarinet), Peter Stan (accordion), Tim Vaughn & Adam Dotson (trombone), Ken Bentley (tuba), Matt Moran and Chris Stromquist (go?/snare/perc). $10

9:00pm
wed 11/08

Shoko Nagai's TOKALA Vor.II. Tokala is the name of a mysterious country in Central Asia which had a connection to Japan via silk road which was responsible for bringing middle eastern culture to ancient Japan.  The band explores the sound of this ancient connection where cultural exchange left an imprint which became integral part of Japanee culture. with Zisl Slepovitch (Clarinet); Kenny Warren (Trumpet) Shoko Nagai (Accordion and Arrangements) and Stomu Takeishi ( Bass).

8:00pm

Wed 11/08

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 11/09

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

8:00pm

Thu 11/09

SESSION AMERICANA. Session Americana, from Boston, is a rock band in a tea cup, or possibly a folk band in a whiskey bottle. They use a vintage suitcase as a kick drum, an old Estey field organ, a pre-war parlor guitar, and an assortment of other instruments. "Session Americana is an absolute must-see, must-hear." David Greenberger, NPR.

10:00pm
Fri 11/10

THE CROOKED TRIO. Every Friday, 5:00pm to 7:00pm, our special cocktail hourset. Straight and skewed standards with Oscar Noriega - drums; Marta Sanchez - piano; Jeong Lim Yang - bass, and a rotating cast of special guests..

5:00pm

Fri 11/10

 

7:00pm

Fri 11/10

SUPER YAMBA.Brooklyn's Super Yamba takes its cues from 70s/80s West-African Afrobeat and Psychedelic Funk. They have collaborated with West African musicians such as Ismael Kouyate and Daouda Diane . They have released a number of singles and are working on their first LP.

5:00pm

Sat 11/11

THE NIGHT KITCHEN. Old Timey and Country with three distinctly amazing performers. : Gene Yellin - Guitar & Vocals; Trip Henderson - Harmonica; Joanna Sternberg - base and vocals - and spécial guests tba.

8:00pm

Sat 11/11

LA MECANICA POPULAR. La Mecánica Popular is a Brooklyn-based experimental afro-Latin group led by Efraín Rozas. Their sound is steeped in the roots of 1970’s-era Salsa Dura, yet incorporates a heavy dose of modern gadgets; a unique blend of processed Peruvian-style guitar licks ; experimental synths, sounds and textures. They have played at the Fania records 50th anniversary in Central Park Summerstage, featured in CNN, BBC, and named one of the top 3 Latin acts in the U.S by Juanes

10:00pm

Sat 11/11

MARIKA HUGHES. In residence every Saturday in November.
New York native Marika Hughes is a cellist who was raised in the classical tradition. Today, her music fuses that history with sounds and ideas hailing from folk, jazz, blues, and soul, plus a sprinkling of the avant-garde. Each Saturday in January, Marika will explore her original music alongside music from the likes of Johnny Cash, Don Pullen, and Abbey Lincoln, cast in various lights: solo, with her band Bottom Heavy, and with special guests

6:00pm

Sat 11/11

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

Midnight

Sun 11/12

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 11/13

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 11/13

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 11/14

SLAVIC SOUL PARTY. Fiery Balkan brass, throbbing funk grooves, Roma 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 latest album - "Plays Duke Ellington's Far East Suite" was recorded live at Barbès. John Carlson & Kenny Warren (trumpet), Peter Hess (sax/clarinet), Peter Stan (accordion), Tim Vaughn & Adam Dotson (trombone), Ken Bentley (tuba), Matt Moran and Chris Stromquist (go?/snare/perc). $10

9:00pm

Wed 11/15

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
Fri 11/117

THE CROOKED TRIO. Every Friday, 5:00pm to 7:00pm, our special cocktail hourset. Straight and skewed standards with Oscar Noriega - drums; Marta Sanchez - piano; Jeong Lim Yang - bass, and a rotating cast of special guests..

5:00pm

Sat 11/18

MARIKA HUGHES. In residence every Saturday in November.
New York native Marika Hughes is a cellist who was raised in the classical tradition. Today, her music fuses that history with sounds and ideas hailing from folk, jazz, blues, and soul, plus a sprinkling of the avant-garde. Each Saturday in January, Marika will explore her original music alongside music from the likes of Johnny Cash, Don Pullen, and Abbey Lincoln, cast in various lights: solo, with her band Bottom Heavy, and with special guests

6:00pm

Sat 11/18

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

Midnight

Sun 11/19

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 11/20

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 11/20

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 11/21

SLAVIC SOUL PARTY. Fiery Balkan brass, throbbing funk grooves, Roma 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 latest album - "Plays Duke Ellington's Far East Suite" was recorded live at Barbès. John Carlson & Kenny Warren (trumpet), Peter Hess (sax/clarinet), Peter Stan (accordion), Tim Vaughn & Adam Dotson (trombone), Ken Bentley (tuba), Matt Moran and Chris Stromquist (go?/snare/perc). $10

9:00pm

Wed 11/22

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
Thu 11/23

Spend THANKSGIVING with very special guests:
MAMADY & MAMADY. Guinean 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.
As a special Thanksgiving treat, they are going back to their early years, playing in duo form and transforming our backroom in a Guinean village venue. Don't miss it.

8:00pm

Fri 11/24

THE CROOKED TRIO. Every Friday, 5:00pm to 7:00pm, our special cocktail hourset. Straight and skewed standards with Oscar Noriega - drums; Marta Sanchez - piano; Jeong Lim Yang - bass, and a rotating cast of special guests..

5:00pm

Sat 11/25

MARIKA HUGHES. In residence every Saturday in November.
New York native Marika Hughes is a cellist who was raised in the classical tradition. Today, her music fuses that history with sounds and ideas hailing from folk, jazz, blues, and soul, plus a sprinkling of the avant-garde. Each Saturday in January, Marika will explore her original music alongside music from the likes of Johnny Cash, Don Pullen, and Abbey Lincoln, cast in various lights: solo, with her band Bottom Heavy, and with special guests

6:00pm

Sat 11/25

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

Midnight

Sun 11/26

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 11/27

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 11/27

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 11/28

SLAVIC SOUL PARTY. Fiery Balkan brass, throbbing funk grooves, Roma 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 latest album - "Plays Duke Ellington's Far East Suite" was recorded live at Barbès. John Carlson & Kenny Warren (trumpet), Peter Hess (sax/clarinet), Peter Stan (accordion), Tim Vaughn & Adam Dotson (trombone), Ken Bentley (tuba), Matt Moran and Chris Stromquist (go?/snare/perc). $10

9:00pm

Wed 11/29

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
Fri 12/01

THE CROOKED TRIO. Every Friday, 5:00pm to 7:00pm, our special cocktail hourset. Straight and skewed standards with Oscar Noriega - drums; Marta Sanchez - piano; Jeong Lim Yang - bass, and a rotating cast of special guests..

5:00pm

Sat 12/02

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

Midnight

Sun 12/03

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 12/04

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 12/04

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 12/05

SLAVIC SOUL PARTY. Fiery Balkan brass, throbbing funk grooves, Roma 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 latest album - "Plays Duke Ellington's Far East Suite" was recorded live at Barbès. John Carlson & Kenny Warren (trumpet), Peter Hess (sax/clarinet), Peter Stan (accordion), Tim Vaughn & Adam Dotson (trombone), Ken Bentley (tuba), Matt Moran and Chris Stromquist (go?/snare/perc). $10

9:00pm

Wed 12/06

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
Fri 12/08

THE CROOKED TRIO. Every Friday, 5:00pm to 7:00pm, our special cocktail hourset. Straight and skewed standards with Oscar Noriega - drums; Marta Sanchez - piano; Jeong Lim Yang - bass, and a rotating cast of special guests..

5:00pm

Sat 12/09

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

Midnight

Sun 12/10

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 12/11

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 12/11

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 12/13

SLAVIC SOUL PARTY. Fiery Balkan brass, throbbing funk grooves, Roma 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 latest album - "Plays Duke Ellington's Far East Suite" was recorded live at Barbès. John Carlson & Kenny Warren (trumpet), Peter Hess (sax/clarinet), Peter Stan (accordion), Tim Vaughn & Adam Dotson (trombone), Ken Bentley (tuba), Matt Moran and Chris Stromquist (go?/snare/perc). $10

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
Fri

THE CROOKED TRIO. Every Friday, 5:00pm to 7:00pm, our special cocktail hourset. Straight and skewed standards with Oscar Noriega - drums; Marta Sanchez - piano; Jeong Lim Yang - bass, and a rotating cast of special guests..

5:00pm

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, Roma 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 latest album - "Plays Duke Ellington's Far East Suite" was recorded live at Barbès. John Carlson & Kenny Warren (trumpet), Peter Hess (sax/clarinet), Peter Stan (accordion), Tim Vaughn & Adam Dotson (trombone), Ken Bentley (tuba), Matt Moran and Chris Stromquist (go?/snare/perc). $10

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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