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LOS WEMBLER IN NY!!!!
The creators of Sonido Amazonico were on of the Roots of Chicha Compilation.
Along with Juaneco y su combo, they pioneered the Peruvian Amazonian cumbia sound.
Come see their NY Debut at Pioneer Works July 9th.
Tix available at http://wemblers.brownpapertickets.com/



 

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

5:00pm
JUNE


Mon 06/01

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

7:00pm

Mon 06/01

TROPICAL VORTEX MONDAYS!! Every Monday, Tropical Vortex showcases bands and DJs who specialize in variations on Tropical sounds from Latinolandia and elsewhere.
The GREENWOOD RHYTHM COALITION features record selectors from Names You Can Trust and live music from El Combo Chimbita (NYCT / M.A.K.U Soundsystem) - Afro latin grooves, cumbia and more.

9:30pm

Tue 06/02

JOEL FORRESTER/PHILLIP JOHNSTON DUO. Joel Forrester and Phillip Johnston have been playing together since 1974. As co-leaders of the Microscopic Septet (from 1980-1992, and again from 2006-present), they have toured Europe, Canada and the US, recorded the theme music from NPR’s “Fresh Air with Terry Gross” (penned by Joel), released numerous recordings, from 1981’s LP ‘Take The Z Train’ to their most recent release ‘Friday The 13th: The Micros Play Monk’. In 2011, Jim Macnie wrote in the Village Voice, "their new duet disc, Live at the Hillside Club, teems with a well-rendered wit and flows with fraternal accord."

7:00pm

Tue 06/02

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

9:00pm

Wed 06/03

ANDY STATMAN CANNOT MAKE IT TONIGHT. In his stead, the rest of his trio, Larry Eagle and Jim Whitney, will be joined by John Sholle and Bob Jones.

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

8:00pm

Wed 06/03

THE MANDINGO AMBASSADORS. Every Wednesday
In the 1960's and 1970's, the government of Guinea engaged in a campaign known as Authenticité. It was a drive to create a new musical movement that would be specifically Guinean, but would include the modern wonders that were the electric guitar, the electric bass and the drumset. Musicians were given instruments and orchestras were formed. Surprisingly, the results proved mesmerizing and a myriad new bands were born. Many of them would go on to have a profound and lasting impact on African music. Mamady Kouyate was one of those pioneers. He played in various bands - his own band, Les Ambassadeurs du Mandingue, being one of them - but is probably best known as the guitarist in the classic Bembeya Jazz National. Kouyate, who now lives in NY, has reformed the Mandingo Ambassadors, updating the sound of his youth, but keeping it very close to the standard of Authenticité. The new All-Star band includes Mamady "Djelike" Kouyate, guitar, leader; Bebe Camara, vocal; Eudy Fernandez, trumpet; Oran Etkin, tenor sax, clarinet; Sylvain Leroux, flute, Fula flute, alto sax; Sam Dickey, guitar; Nick Cudahy, bass; Andy Algire, drums; Foluso Mimy, percussion.  “dazzling vocal and guitar patterns over a rhythm section that is like a perfect system” Ben Ratliff, NY Times. ;

10:00pm

Thu 06/04

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

8:00pm

Thu 06/04

BROOKLYN BLOWHARDS. Inspired by the Captain Beefhart advice that one should play music "like a man drowning at sea", the Brooklyn BlowHrds take their repetoire from 19th century sea shanties and 20th century Albert Ayler songs. Jeff Lederer/Petr Cancura (reeds), Kirk Knuffke/Brian Drye (brass), Art Bailey (accordian), Stephen LaRosa (drum,chain and chum bucket), Allison Miller, percussion and Mary LaRose (vocals).

10:00pm

Fri 06/05

TAMAR KORN & KORNUCOPIA. Singer Tamar Korn of the Brain Cloud and the late Cangelosi Cards leads a horns and piano-based amalgam of musicians she loves. For the last decade she has been a New York-based vocalist playing a repertoire steeped in traditional New Orleans and early jazz, western swing, and American roots music. Her love is of singing songs both lyrically as well as "instrumentally" playing her voice.

8:00pm

Fri 06/05

BABY SODA. They play an eclectic mix influenced by New Orleans brass bands, jug music, southern gospel and hot jazz and feel at home at the Village Vanguard or playing on the street. The band features members New Orleans band the Loose Marbles and alumni of Stephane Wrembel's Hot Club of NY. With Ben Polcer, Trumpet; Patrick Harison, Accordion; Jared Engel, Banjo; David Langlois, Washboard and Peter Ford, Washtub bass. 10:00pm

10:00pm
Sat 06/06

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

4:00pm

Sat 06/06

ANDERS NILSSON. the guitarist and composer will be in residence every Saturday in June. This week:
Anders Nilsson - electric guitar; David Ambrosio - bass, and tba - drums play original tunes by Anders Nilsson and a revamped classic or two. Rhythmic intensity, lyrical melodies, involved interplay.

6:00pm

Sat 06/06

RADIO JAROCHO. Radio Jarocho plays son jarocho music fashioned after the towns, musicians, and swampy countryside that created it in Veracruz, Mexico. They also write their own tailor them with assorted influences, creating a contemporary repertoire that captures the spirit of the traditional style.

8:00pm

Sat 06/06

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

10:00pm
Sat 06/06

MIDNIGHT DJ SET. Every saturday at midnight, mostly vinyl sets of Tropical music from around the world.
SONDIO CHICHADELICO
. The Peruvian DJ and record colletor (and chef...) spins Cumbia, Chicha, guaguanco, salsa and boogaloo for your listening and dancing pleasure.

Midnight

Sun 06/07

STEPHANE WREMBEL presents DJANGO A GO GO.
Featuring Kamlo, Sébastien Felix, Mike Sheridan, Stephane Wrembel, and special guests.
Stephane Wrembel has been curating his own Django festival for now close to ten years. In addition to his six shows at Joe's Pub, Stephane will hold court at Barbès with workshops and performances from 2:30pm until midnight. He will also take the show on the road with editions of the festival in DC, Philly, Albany, Portland ME and Boston.

2:30pm to midnight

Sun 06/07

DJANGO A GO GO
KAMLO - Workshop.
The French guitarist grew up between France, Tunisia and Lebanon and is currently based in Andalusia. His guitar playing, while mostly influenced by the manouche style, has a lot of pan-mediteranean elements incuding hints of flamenco and arabic music.

2:30pm

Sun 06/07

DJANGO A GO GO.
SEBASTIEN FELIX - Workhop. A French manouche guitariste, Sébastien seems to be one of Django's heir apparent.

4:30pm

Sun 06/07

DJANGO A GO GO.
Tba

7:00pm

Sun 06/07

DJANGO A GO GO.
MIKE SHERIDAN
. Michael Sheridan is a student of French master guitarist Roland Dyens and feels as comfortable playing classical work by Villa Lobos and Bach as he does playing Hungarian gypsy music. He is aslo a Django afficionado and has made it his specialty to mix classical and manouch styles.

8:00pm

Sun 06/07

DJANGO A GO GO.
KAMLO - performace

9:00pm

Sun 06/07

DJANGO A GO GO.
SEBASTIEN FELIX - performance

10:00pm

Sun 06/07

DJANGO A GO GO.
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.

11:00pm

Mon 06/08

TAMAR KORN & KORNUCOPIA. Singer Tamar Korn of the Brain Cloud and the late Cangelosi Cards leads a horns and piano-based amalgam of musicians she loves. For the last decade she has been a New York-based vocalist playing a repertoire steeped in traditional New Orleans and early jazz, western swing, and American roots music. Her love is of singing songs both lyrically as well as "instrumentally" playing her voice.

7:00pm

Mon 06/08

TROPICAL VORTEX MONDAYS!! Every Monday, Tropical Vortex showcases bands and DJs who specialize in variations on Tropical sounds from Latinolandia and elsewhere. This week:
GATO LOCO - De Bajo
They play arrangements of early Cuban son dance hits from the 1920s-1940s. The quartet plays the great compositions of Ignacio Pinero, Arsenio Rodriguez, Chano Pozo, Cuarteto Habanero, Casino De La Playa, Maria Teresa Vera, as well as traditional folk songs, all filtered through subsonic instruments played as delicately as possible. tuba, bari sax, baritone acoustic guitar, and acoustic bass guarantees that you feel the music, rather than hear it. With Stefan Zeniuk (Bari Sax), Ari Folman-Cohen (bass), Joe Exley (tuba), Clifton Hyde (baritone guitar) and Greg Stare (congas) 10:00pm.

9:30pm
Mon 06/08

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

Midnight

Tue 06/09

YOTOCO. The spunky incarnation of a musical love triangle between Umoja Orchestra, Bioritmo, and Cumbiagra.Yotoco plays a melange of Salsa, Afro-Cuban Rumba, Boleros, and Cumbia. The group is symbiotically composed of Gabo Tomasini (percussion,) Natalia Perez (vocals & percussion) Jules Belmont (guitar) and Sebastian Lopez (bass).

7:00pm

Tue 06/09

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

9:00pm

Wed 06/10

LABTRIO featuring Michaël Attias & Christopher Hoffman. The Belgian trio's universe touches upon urban jazz, electronic, underground and hip-hop culture. They have been the recipients of many awards, including the prestigious Avignon 'Tremplin Jazz' festival in 2011. They will be joined by Michael Attias and Christopher Hoffman.
Michaël Attias (USA) – Saxophone, Bram De Looze (BE) – Piano, Fender Rhodes, Christopher Hoffman (USA) – Cello, Anneleen Boehme (BE) – Double bass, Lander Gyselinck (BE) – Drums.
This concert was supported by the General Representation of the Government of Flanders to the U.S.

8:00pm

Wed 06/10

THE MANDINGO AMBASSADORS. Every Wednesday
In the 1960's and 1970's, the government of Guinea engaged in a campaign known as Authenticité. It was a drive to create a new musical movement that would be specifically Guinean, but would include the modern wonders that were the electric guitar, the electric bass and the drumset. Musicians were given instruments and orchestras were formed. Surprisingly, the results proved mesmerizing and a myriad new bands were born. Many of them would go on to have a profound and lasting impact on African music. Mamady Kouyate was one of those pioneers. He played in various bands - his own band, Les Ambassadeurs du Mandingue, being one of them - but is probably best known as the guitarist in the classic Bembeya Jazz National. Kouyate, who now lives in NY, has reformed the Mandingo Ambassadors, updating the sound of his youth, but keeping it very close to the standard of Authenticité. The new All-Star band includes Mamady "Djelike" Kouyate, guitar, leader; Bebe Camara, vocal; Eudy Fernandez, trumpet; Oran Etkin, tenor sax, clarinet; Sylvain Leroux, flute, Fula flute, alto sax; Sam Dickey, guitar; Nick Cudahy, bass; Andy Algire, drums; Foluso Mimy, percussion.  “dazzling vocal and guitar patterns over a rhythm section that is like a perfect system” Ben Ratliff, NY Times. ;

10:00pm
Thu 06/11

DAMIAN QUINONES Y SU CONJUNTO. Damian Quiñones draws from his imaginary uncle vintage collection of LPs mixing the sound the barrio circa 1970 with soul and pop using a twin guitars and a horn section.

8:00pm

Thu 06/11

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

10:00pm

Fri 06/12

JOHN KRUTH celebrates the release of The Drunken Wind of Life, The Song/Poems of Tin Ujevic.
John Kruth is a singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and writer He has performed with Sam Shepard, Allen Ginsberg, Laurie Anderson as well as Violent Femmes, the Meat Puppets and Elliott Sharp. Kruth is also a music professor, journalist, producer, and the author of six small press poetry books and a biography, Bright Moments - The Life and Legacy of Rahsaan Roland Kirk. His new solo album (his tenth) is a tribute to Croatian poet Tin Ujevic. With Janine Nichols, Kenny Margolis and special guests.

8:00pm

Fri 06/12

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

10:00pm

Sat 06/13

THE ERIK SATIE QUARTET The Erik Satie Quartet is a mixed­-voice chamber ensemble dedicated to the music of Erik Satie, Les
Six and related composers. Trombonist/arranger Ron Hay's original arrangements feature the novel instrumentation of trombone, trumpet (Ben Holmes), bass trombone (Max Seigel) and baritone saxophone (Alex Hamlin), and incorporate related French Poetry (read by Olivier Conan).

4:00pm

Sat 06/13

ANDERS NILSSON. the guitarist and composer will be in residence every Saturday in June. This week:
Anders Nilsson - acoustic and electric guitars & Ken Filiano - bass. The two musicians have been integral to several bands for years: Fay Victor Ensemble, Fulminate Trio etc. The duo has been performing for 10 years and blends the participants' inclination toward open compositions with instrumental dialogue.

6:00pm
Sat 06/13

SVETLANA and the EASTERN BLOKHEDZ. The Blokhedz pay tribute to the vintage Soviet sounds of Ordjonikidze guitars, Topaz electric organs and Electron 110 amplifiers. The group started as an homage to Edita Piejkha, a French-born Polish singer who became immensely popular in the Soviet Union in the late 60’s. Edita PIekha and her band Druzhba embraced a sound that was heavily influenced by the western pop of the time, with nods to chansons and Russian songs. With Svetlana Shmulyian (vocal), Patrick Farrell (keyboards), Izaak Mills (organ, sax, vocal, sound effects), Quince Marcum (vocal, horn, tympani), Wade Ripka (guitar, vocal), Nick Cudahy (bass), Russ Meissner(drums).

8:00pm

Sat 06/13

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 06/13

MIDNIGHT DJ SET. Every saturday at midnight, mostly vinyl sets of Tropical music from around the world.
SONDIO CHICHADELICO The Peruvian DJ and record colletor (and chef...) spins Cumbia, Chicha, guaguanco, salsa and boogaloo for your listening and dancing pleasure.

Midnight

Sun 06/14

US & THEM. The Us & Them Podcast tells stories from the fault lines that separate Americans. Join Peabody award-winning public radio producer Trey Kay as he offers an early listen to the next episode. Discussion with guests to follow.
For years, Trey Kay has reported on how culture war battles have affected education in America. In 2009, he produced the radio documentary The Great Textbook War, which was honored with Peabody, Murrow, and duPont-Columbia Awards. In 2013, he produced The Long Game: Texas’ Ongoing Battle for the Direction of the Classroom. In 2005, he shared in another Peabody for his contribution to Studio 360’s “American Icons: Moby Dick.”

5:00pm

Sun 06/14

THE DAN JOSEPH ENSEMBLE. Active in New York City since 2004, the Dan Joseph Ensemble was founded by New York-based composer Dan Joseph as a vehicle for his post-minimal chamber music. With a unique instrumentation anchored by hammer dulcimer and harpsichord, a mix of winds, strings and percussion, the ensemble sound is harmonically rich and deeply resonant, evoking a musical world both old and new; ancient and modern. Tonight they appear for the first time since 2013 to revisit works from their 2006 Mutable Music recording Archaea. The ensemble will include Tom Chiu (violin), Loren Dempster (cello), Marija Ilic (harpsichord), John Ingle (saxophone) and the composer on hammer dulcimer.

7:00pm

Sun 06/14

MATTHEW AVEDON. The guitarist holds the fort while Stephane Wrembel is on tour - playing gypsy waltzes, swing and original compositions. With guests tba.

9:00pm

Mon 06/15

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

7:00pm

Mon 06/15

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

9:30pm

Tue 06/16

LITTLE KING. Little King is a vocal/chamber ensemble, mostly featuring the music of Michael Sachs. The group includes Andrew Halchak-Clarinet, Michael Sachs-Bass Clarinet, Tomas Cruz-Voice, Richard Saunders-Voice, and Tim Norton-Bass. Little King has been performing around New York/Brooklyn for the past couple years, captivating audiences with songs about drugs, sex, love, trains, milk, weather, time.....the list goes on. The songs are fairly short and humorous, so not much of an effort is required in listening to a song or five.

7:00pm

Tue 06/16

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

9:00pm

Wed 06/17

SKLAMBERG & THE SHEPERDS. Sklamberg & the Shepherds brings together three renowned performers of traditional Eastern European Jewish music: Lorin Sklamberg, cofounder and lead singer of the Klezmatics; clarinetist/composer Merlin Shepherd, a uniquely innovative force in the klezmer renaissance; and Polina Shepherd, a virtuosic vocalist/pianist/composer originally from Siberia. This fresh collaboration blends traditional and newly composed Yiddish and Russian song with klezmer and southern Mediterranean music.

8:00pm

Wed 06/17

THE MANDINGO AMBASSADORS. Every Wednesday
In the 1960's and 1970's, the government of Guinea engaged in a campaign known as Authenticité. It was a drive to create a new musical movement that would be specifically Guinean, but would include the modern wonders that were the electric guitar, the electric bass and the drumset. Musicians were given instruments and orchestras were formed. Surprisingly, the results proved mesmerizing and a myriad new bands were born. Many of them would go on to have a profound and lasting impact on African music. Mamady Kouyate was one of those pioneers. He played in various bands - his own band, Les Ambassadeurs du Mandingue, being one of them - but is probably best known as the guitarist in the classic Bembeya Jazz National. Kouyate, who now lives in NY, has reformed the Mandingo Ambassadors, updating the sound of his youth, but keeping it very close to the standard of Authenticité. The new All-Star band includes Mamady "Djelike" Kouyate, guitar, leader; Bebe Camara, vocal; Eudy Fernandez, trumpet; Oran Etkin, tenor sax, clarinet; Sylvain Leroux, flute, Fula flute, alto sax; Sam Dickey, guitar; Nick Cudahy, bass; Andy Algire, drums; Foluso Mimy, percussion.  “dazzling vocal and guitar patterns over a rhythm section that is like a perfect system” Ben Ratliff, NY Times. ;

10:00pm
Thu 06/18

ILUSHA TSINADZE. Ilusha Tsinadze, already a household name in his native Georgia, is charting new territory with his Deda Ena/Mother Tongue project. His band plays traditional Georgian music in an untraditional Brooklyn way. With Peter Hess-clarinet; Vitor Goncalves-accordion; Richie Barshay-Drums; Chris Tordini-Bass; Ilusha Tsinadze- Guitar and Vocals

8:00pm

Thu 06/18

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

10:00pm

Fri 06/19

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, surf guitar

8:00pm

Fri 06/19

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

10:00pm

Sat 06/20

ANDERS NILSSON. the guitarist and composer will be in residence every Saturday in June. This week:
Hot & Cold Double Birthday Party! Electric guitarists Aaron Dugan and Anders Nilsson have been co-writing and instantly composing together for years, as heard on Hot & Cold's "Hogwild Manifesto". They both share 6/20 birthdays and return to Barbes to celebrate that occurrence for the second year in a row!

6:00pm

Sat 06/20

MAMIE & HER BUSINESS. Mamie Minch is one of the youngest old-school blues guitarists and singers you've heard. Raised on the music of John Hurt, Rev. Davis and Memphis Minnie, she can sometimes sound like her predecessors, but don't mistake her for a revivalist- she is most definitely a product of her own time. The former Roulette Sister new project is a power trio in which she provides guitar and vocals as well as compositions steeped in the music of Bessie Smith, Sarah Martin, Memphis Minnie and other greats - but with a definite gritty, contemporary edge.

8:00pm

Sat 06/20

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

10:00pm
Sat 06/20

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

Midnight

Sun 06/21

BEN MONDER - Solo. 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.Mondercontinues 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 his latest: Hydra (Sunnyside, 2013). This will be part of a series of solo performances at Barbès.

5:00pm

Sun 06/21

GOLDEN RATIO PROJECT. A collaborative effort featuring Mexican drummer Karina Colis, Jazz pianist Arcoiris Sandoval, south indian/Jazz vocalist Raphaelle Brochet from France and american bassist Edward Perez. GRP takes its name from the classical ratio, also known as golden mean. The original compositions performed and arrangements are influenced by musical styles from around the world infused with jazz tradition.

7:00pm

Sun 06/21

MATTHEW AVEDON. The guitarist holds the fort while Stephane Wrembel is on tour - playing gypsy waltzes, swing and original compositions. With guests tba.

9:00pm

Mon 06/22

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

7:00pm

Mon 06/22

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, Bulla en el Barrio explores the Bailes Cantados of Bullerengue music. Carolina belongs to a younger generation of cantadoras who are deeply connected to tradition but also strongly influenced by classical music, jazz and rock. The group will be paying homage to lesser known cantadoras and cantadores from Uraba - region of Colombia located between Antioquia, Choco and Cordoba. Featuring songs by Eustiquia Amaranto (Turbo), Darlina Saenz (Necocli), Ana Garces (Necocli), Eloisa Garces (Necocli), Eulalia Gonzales (Maria La Baja), Pabla Florez (Maria La Baja), and Sabina Escudero (Unguia).

9:30pm

Tue 06/23

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

7:00pm

Tue 06/23

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

9:00pm

Wed 06/24

MERIDIAN BROTHERS with speical guests Dlemeastonauta
Colombian guitarist and composer Eblis Alvarez started Meridian Brothers back in 1998 as a vehicle for his own experimental music. Over the years, the group has evolved into a five-piece band focused on re-interpreting all manners of Latin Tropical styles) with a strong psychedelic and experimental sensibility. The group’s past two albums are available on Soundway records.
The Meridian Brothers’ music uses popular Latin American rhythms, augmented by sampling techniques, elaborate effect processing, and Eblis’ quirky and theatrical vocals, which channel imaginary characters with both pathos and humor.
Eblis Alvarez has been an intricate part of the new generation of Colombian musicians for the past ten years. He is also a member of Frente Cumbiero and Los Pirañas.
Meridian Brothers include Maria Valencia (saxophone, clarinet, percussion and synthesizers), Damian Ponce (Percussion), Cesar Quevedo (bass) and Alejandro Forero (electronics and synthesizers)
Colombian drummer Andres Jimenez (Maku) leads Dlemeastonauta. which mixes Colombian rhythms and melodies, danceable grooves, electronic sounds, the human voice and intense improvisation. With Andres Jimenez: Drummer, vocals; Melissa Escudero: Vocals, percussion; Livio Almeida – Soprano and tenor saxes; Alessandro Fadini – Keys and Seth Myers – Bass.

7:00pm $20

Wed 06/24

THE MANDINGO AMBASSADORS. Every Wednesday
In the 1960's and 1970's, the government of Guinea engaged in a campaign known as Authenticité. It was a drive to create a new musical movement that would be specifically Guinean, but would include the modern wonders that were the electric guitar, the electric bass and the drumset. Musicians were given instruments and orchestras were formed. Surprisingly, the results proved mesmerizing and a myriad new bands were born. Many of them would go on to have a profound and lasting impact on African music. Mamady Kouyate was one of those pioneers. He played in various bands - his own band, Les Ambassadeurs du Mandingue, being one of them - but is probably best known as the guitarist in the classic Bembeya Jazz National. Kouyate, who now lives in NY, has reformed the Mandingo Ambassadors, updating the sound of his youth, but keeping it very close to the standard of Authenticité. The new All-Star band includes Mamady "Djelike" Kouyate, guitar, leader; Bebe Camara, vocal; Eudy Fernandez, trumpet; Oran Etkin, tenor sax, clarinet; Sylvain Leroux, flute, Fula flute, alto sax; Sam Dickey, guitar; Nick Cudahy, bass; Andy Algire, drums; Foluso Mimy, percussion.  “dazzling vocal and guitar patterns over a rhythm section that is like a perfect system” Ben Ratliff, NY Times. ;

10:00pm

Thu 06/25

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

8:00pm

Thu 06/25

URI SHARLIN FORRO TRIO. classic Forro tunes from northeast Brazil and original compositions. . Dancing shoes recommended
with Uri Sharlin - accordion, Mike LaValle - bass, Master Drummer Vanderlei pereira and special guest Itai Kriss on the flute.

10:00pm

Fri 06/26

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

8:00pm

Fri 06/26

GRUPO CHONTA. Diego Obregón, from Guapi, Colombia, leads grupo Chonta, a group dedicated to the Afro-Colombian marimba music of the pacific coast. Diego started playing drums and cununo with Silvino Mina, one of the best known marimba player in Colombia. He later joined the traditional group Guapi. At age 24 he traveled to La Tola, Nariño where he learned to build and play marimbas and then went on to manage his own Marimba workshop in Cali. Diego currently resides in New York where Grupo Chonta is based.

10:00pm

Sat 06/27

ANDERS NILSSON. the guitarist and composer will be in residence every Saturday in June. This week:
Anders Nilsson - electric guitar & Michael Attias - alto & baritone sax. Over the last few months this duo has performed new music by Nilsson conceived for this constellation. The music has tension, thoughtfulness and drama akin to a film noir.

6:00pm

Sat 06/27

BEN HOLMES & PATRICK FARRELL. After working together for years in bands covering many genres, trumpeter Ben Holmes and accordionist Patrick Farrell focused on a tragically neglected art: duo music for trumpet and accordion. Thus, they have arranged and written a repertoire of vivid musical scenes, ranging from the 19th century Salons of Paris to rural life-cycle celebrations to mid-20th century SoCal poolside decadence, culminating in cosmic despair and ultimate triumph, as music for trumpet and accordion is wont do.

8:00pm

Sat 06/27

MARIACHI FLOR DE TOLOACHE. Named after a flower used in Mexico as a love potion, Mariachi FlordeToloache is the only established all female mariachi band, founded by Mireya Ramos in New York City in 2008. All women in the band wear the muy macho traditional black charro outfits, and come from Puerto Rico, Mexico, Germany, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and the United States. Their musical backgrounds range from Indie rock, to classical and Hip Hop, but are all are steeped in all aspects of Mexican music. They play traditional Mariachi instruments such as guitarron (bass) and vihuela (5 string guitar) as well as violins, trumpets and guitar. They have toured Spain, India and the US and have been featured in the NY Times, NBC and Univision

10:00pm
Sun 06/28

MATTHEW AVEDON. The guitarist holds the fort while Stephane Wrembel is on tour - playing gypsy waltzes, swing and original compositions. With special guest Dallas Vietty on accordion .

7:00pm

Sun 06/28

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

9:00pm

Mon 06/29

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

7:00pm

Mon 06/29

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

9:30pm

Tue 06/30

CHI-CHI GLASS. Chi-Chi Glass, pianist, singer and cajonera, performs music that is reflective of her Peruvian roots; exuberant and rhythmically joyful. Chi-Chi’s chilled-out Peña includes Afro-Peruvian landós, zamacuecas, festejos and original compositions in Spanish and English. The cajón - a percussive wooden box with origins from Perú - provides the heartbeat for the groups' infectious rhythms. With Felipe Fournier (cajón) and Brandon Seabrook (electric guitar).

7:00pm

Tue 06/30

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

9:00pm

Wed 07/01

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

8:00pm

Wed 07/01

THE MANDINGO AMBASSADORS. Every Wednesday
In the 1960's and 1970's, the government of Guinea engaged in a campaign known as Authenticité. It was a drive to create a new musical movement that would be specifically Guinean, but would include the modern wonders that were the electric guitar, the electric bass and the drumset. Musicians were given instruments and orchestras were formed. Surprisingly, the results proved mesmerizing and a myriad new bands were born. Many of them would go on to have a profound and lasting impact on African music. Mamady Kouyate was one of those pioneers. He played in various bands - his own band, Les Ambassadeurs du Mandingue, being one of them - but is probably best known as the guitarist in the classic Bembeya Jazz National. Kouyate, who now lives in NY, has reformed the Mandingo Ambassadors, updating the sound of his youth, but keeping it very close to the standard of Authenticité. The new All-Star band includes Mamady "Djelike" Kouyate, guitar, leader; Bebe Camara, vocal; Eudy Fernandez, trumpet; Oran Etkin, tenor sax, clarinet; Sylvain Leroux, flute, Fula flute, alto sax; Sam Dickey, guitar; Nick Cudahy, bass; Andy Algire, drums; Foluso Mimy, percussion.  “dazzling vocal and guitar patterns over a rhythm section that is like a perfect system” Ben Ratliff, NY Times. ;

10:00pm
Thu 07/02

RACHELLE GARNIEZ. Dubbed a"Master of Surprise" by Entertainment Weekly, Rachelle writes and performs darkly optimistic story-songs and accompanies herself on a variety of instruments including accordion, piano, claviola, guitar and plastic bells, "...leaving nothing behind but sweet wreckage." (The New Yorker)UP AND DOWN HANDS. the mysteriously named group pays tribute to Lollywood's the Tafo Brothers. Lollywood was Pakistan’s answer to Bollywood and the Tafo Brothers (literally the Fathers Brothers, and yes, they were real brothers) played the music of M. Ashraf - one of Lollywood’s most prolific composer. Thanks Up and Down Hands, you can now hear this music live in Brooklyn for the very first time..
With Jon Wiley & Tomek Miernowski- guitars; Jon Cowherd & Erik Deutsch- keys; Tim Lüntzel- bass, Andrew Borger- percussion.

8:00pm

Thu 07/02

UP AND DOWN HANDS. the mysteriously named group pays tribute to Lollywood's the Tafo Brothers. Lollywood was Pakistan’s answer to Bollywood and the Tafo Brothers (literally the Fathers Brothers, and yes, they were real brothers) played the music of M. Ashraf - one of Lollywood’s most prolific composer. Thanks Up and Down Hands, you can now hear this music live in Brooklyn for the very first time.. With Jon Wiley & Tomek Miernowski- guitars; Jon Cowherd & Erik Deutsch- keys; Tim Lüntzel- bass, Andrew Borger- percussion.

10:00pm

Fri 07/03

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 07/03

LOS CREMA PARAISO. Los Crema Paraiso, named after a beloved Caracas ice cream parlor, is a Venezuelan power trio made up of drummer Neil Ochoa (Chicha Libre), Guitarist José Luis Pardo (DJ Afro, Los Amigos Invisibles) and bassist Alvaro Benavides(Pedrito Martinez). The trio filters Venezuelan traditional music through jazz, rock, funk, latin grooves and Exotica. They takes their cues from the likes of Aldemaro Romero, Noel Petro, Tom Jobim, Medeski, Martin and Wood, Pink Floyd, Freddy Reyna, Ali Aguero and The Police and tackle a repertoire of classic Venezuelan songs, Rock anthems and original pieces.

10:00pm

Sat 07/04

ROY NATHANSON. In Residence Every Saturday in July.
Roy Nathanson is a saxophonist, composer, bandleader and poet best known as the leader of the Jazz Passengers which he founded with trombonist Curtis Fowlkes in the late 80’s.
Over the years, Roy has collaborated with Debbie Harry, Elvis Costello, Jeff Buckley, Hal Wilner, Anthony Coleman and many others. He will be in residence for all of July, with various guests each week. This Week:
Featuring Curtis Folwkes, Roy Nathanson and Friends

6:00pm

Sat 07/04

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 07/04

MIDNIGHT DJ SET. Every saturday at midnight, mostly vinyl sets of Tropical music from around the world.
SONDIO CHICHADELICO
. The Peruvian DJ and record colletor (and chef...) spins Cumbia, Chicha, guaguanco, salsa and boogaloo for your listening and dancing pleasure.

Midnight

Sun 07/05

JEREMIAH LOCKWOOD, in residence every sunday in July.
The Sway Machinery leader, Jeremiah Lockwood, got his first musical education singing in the choir of his grandfather, Cantor Jacob Konigsberg and then spent a decade playing in the subways of New York City with Piedmont Blues legend Carolina Slim. In 2010, he traveled to Mali with the Sway Machinery to perform at the legendary Festival of the Desert. While in Africa he recorded The House of Friendly Ghosts Vol.1 which featured collaborations with luminaries of Malian music, including Vieux Farka Toure and Khaira Arby. The band toured around the world in support of the album. In addition to The Sway Machinery, Jeremiah has also collaborated with people such as Balkan Beat Box, Frank London and Stephen Ulrich and has scored various films. He will be in residence all of July, with various special guests. This Week:
with Brian Chase (Yeah Yeah Yeahs)

5:00pm

Sun 07/05

TOM CSATARI BAND. Led by the North-South, East-West guitar slinger -- and professional environmentalist by day -- Tom Csatari (pronounced Chuh-tar-ee), Tom Csatari Band released the full-length album "Uncivilized"on Tiny Montgomery in 2014, as well as a recent split single with Julian Cubillos. The ensemble offers something mysterious and altogether romping (woodsy, in a word). Think of Duke Ellington's chamber orchestra and Van Morrison's "Astral Weeks" combined into an earthy groove vessel (with strings, double percussion, clarinets and flutes to tell these orchestral stories).
“…sharp chamber-jazz originals which split the difference between proggy and folky.”– Time Out New York
“Music with a rare kind of charm.”– Bird Is The Worm "...pastoral exploratory works flicker with bright life." – Secret Decoder.

7:00pm

Sun 07/05

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 07/06

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 07/06

TROPICAL VORTEX MONDAYS!! Every Monday, Tropical Vortex showcases bands and DJs who specialize in variations on Tropical sounds from Latinolandia and elsewhere.
The GREENWOOD RHYTHM COALITION features record selectors from Names You Can Trust spinnig some of the best Afro tropical music you've ever heard (or not heard) and live music from El Combo Chimbita (NYCT / M.A.K.U Soundsystem) - Afro latin grooves, salsa, cumbia and more.

9:30pm

Tue 07/07

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 Leni Stern on n'goni, electric guitar, vocals, and calabash/Alioune Faye on sabar and djembe/Mamadou Ba on electric bass.

7:00pm

Tue 07/07

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

9:00pm

Wed 07/08

LAILA AND SMITTY. Trumpeter/improviser Kenny Warren celebrates the release of his second album as a songwriter with Avant-Americana band Laila and Smitty, featuring Jeremiah Lockwood, Myk Freedman, Ilusha Tsinadze, Adam Hopkins and Carlo Costa.

8:00pm

Wed 07/08

THE MANDINGO AMBASSADORS. Every Wednesday
In the 1960's and 1970's, the government of Guinea engaged in a campaign known as Authenticité. It was a drive to create a new musical movement that would be specifically Guinean, but would include the modern wonders that were the electric guitar, the electric bass and the drumset. Musicians were given instruments and orchestras were formed. Surprisingly, the results proved mesmerizing and a myriad new bands were born. Many of them would go on to have a profound and lasting impact on African music. Mamady Kouyate was one of those pioneers. He played in various bands - his own band, Les Ambassadeurs du Mandingue, being one of them - but is probably best known as the guitarist in the classic Bembeya Jazz National. Kouyate, who now lives in NY, has reformed the Mandingo Ambassadors, updating the sound of his youth, but keeping it very close to the standard of Authenticité. The new All-Star band includes Mamady "Djelike" Kouyate, guitar, leader; Bebe Camara, vocal; Eudy Fernandez, trumpet; Oran Etkin, tenor sax, clarinet; Sylvain Leroux, flute, Fula flute, alto sax; Sam Dickey, guitar; Nick Cudahy, bass; Andy Algire, drums; Foluso Mimy, percussion.  “dazzling vocal and guitar patterns over a rhythm section that is like a perfect system” Ben Ratliff, NY Times. ;

10:00pm
Thu 07/09

THE CURHACHESTRA. The Curhachestra is an ensemble that plays the music of Curtis Hasselbring, a trombonist, guitarist and composer with the New Mellow Edwards, Golem, the Ghost Train Orchestra and Banda De Los Muertos among many other groups. Curtis has also created sample-based electronic music under the name Curha since 2000 including remixes that have appeared on recordings by Slavic Soul Party and Frank London’s Klezmer Brass Allstars. The Curhachestra will play live versions of Curha’s electronic pieces, striking a balance between simple groove music and highly orchestrated compositions and features Curtis (trombone, guitar, noises), Brian Drye (keyboards), Adam Minkoff (bass) and Tim Keiper (drums and percussion).

8:00pm
Thu 07/09

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.

10:00pm
Fri 07/10

MAMIE & HER BUSINESS. Mamie Minch is one of the youngest old-school blues guitarists and singers you've heard. Raised on the music of John Hurt, Rev. Davis and Memphis Minnie, she can sometimes sound like her predecessors, but don't mistake her for a revivalist- she is most definitely a product of her own time. The former Roulette Sister new project is a power trio in which she provides guitar and vocals as well as compositions steeped in the music of Bessie Smith, Sarah Martin, Memphis Minnie and other greats - but with a definite gritty, contemporary edge.

8:00pm
Fri 07/10

GATO LOCO - De Bajo. The band plays arrangements of early Cuban son dance hits from the 1920s-1940s. The quartet plays the great compositions of Ignacio Pinero, Arsenio Rodriguez, Chano Pozo, Quarteto Habanero, Casino De La Playa, Maria Teresa Vera, as well as traditional folk songs, all filtered through subsonic instruments played as delicately as possible. tuba, bari sax, baritone acoustic guitar, and acoustic bass guarantees that you feel the music, rather than hear it. With Stefan Zeniuk (Bari Sax), Ari Folman-Cohen (bass), Joe Exley (tuba), Clifton Hyde (baritone guitar) and Greg Stare (congas) 10:00pm.

10:00pm

Sat 07/11

ROY NATHANSON. In Residence Every Saturday in July.
Roy Nathanson is a saxophonist, composer, bandleader and poet best known as the leader of the Jazz Passengers which he founded with trombonist Curtis Fowlkes in the late 80’s.
Over the years, Roy has collaborated with Debbie Harry, Elvis Costello, Jeff Buckley, Hal Wilner, Anthony Coleman and many others. He will be in residence for all of July, with various guests each week. This Week:
The Jazz Passengers, featuring Roy Nathanson, Curtis Fowlkes, Bill Ware and Brad Jones.

6:00pm
Sat 07/11

KANE MATHIS TRIO. Performing on the 21-string Mandinka Kora and the Turkish Oud, Kane Mathis renders compelling interpretations of these traditional musics. Years of study with generous masters have given him a rare opportunity to share these traditions with other cultures. Kane began taking trips to The Gambia, West Africa in 1997 and has continued rigorous study of the Kora. Over the past ten years his performances have earned him recognition by the Gambian president, The Gambian minister of culture, and both national television and radio of The Gambia.
Kane’s Oud study began with Mutlu Torun of the I.T.U. conservatory in Istanbul and continued with 5 and a half years of courses with Oud virtuoso Münir Nurttin Beken. Since completing his study Kane has been sought after as a soloist and accompanist internationally on both instruments. Featuring Kane Mathis - ud & kora; Chris Stromquist - Drums and Moto Fukushima - Bass, plus special guests tba.

8:00pm

Sat 07/11

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

10:00pm

Sat 07/11

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

11:00pm

Sat 07/11

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

Midnight

Sun 07/12

JEREMIAH LOCKWOOD, in residence every sunday in July.
The Sway Machinery leader, Jeremiah Lockwood, got his first musical education singing in the choir of his grandfather, Cantor Jacob Konigsberg and then spent a decade playing in the subways of New York City with Piedmont Blues legend Carolina Slim. In 2010, he traveled to Mali with the Sway Machinery to perform at the legendary Festival of the Desert. While in Africa he recorded The House of Friendly Ghosts Vol.1 which featured collaborations with luminaries of Malian music, including Vieux Farka Toure and Khaira Arby. The band toured around the world in support of the album. In addition to The Sway Machinery, Jeremiah has also collaborated with people such as Balkan Beat Box, Frank London and Stephen Ulrich and has scored various films. He will be in residence all of July, with various special guests. This week:
With Fay Victor.

5:00pm

Sun 07/12

L'OEILLERE. L’oeillere is French guitarist Nicolas Gardrat's project which owes as much to contemporary music’s structures as it does Rock’s energy and Jazz’s playfulness. His compositions are meant to be played for an acoustic classical guitar, without effects. Nicolas has released three solo albums, he has collaborated with Secret Chiefs 3 and and is co-founder of the Jonas Zugwant Quintet.

7:00pm

Sun 07/12

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 07/13

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 07/13

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 07/14

BEN HOLMES & PATRICK FARRELL. After working together for years in bands covering many genres, trumpeter Ben Holmes and accordionist Patrick Farrell focused on a tragically neglected art: duo music for trumpet and accordion. Thus, they have arranged and written a repertoire of vivid musical scenes, ranging from the 19th century Salons of Paris to rural life-cycle celebrations to mid-20th century SoCal poolside decadence, culminating in cosmic despair and ultimate triumph, as music for trumpet and accordion is wont do.

7:00pm

Tue 07/14

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

9:00pm

Wed 07/15

Sean Cronin’s VERY GOOD. Sean's song-based music is influenced by folk/rock/classical/jazz/improvised music with elements of ethnic musics from eastern Europe and africa as well as theatre and absurdist literature
with Evan Arntzen -clarinet/sax/vocals; Skye Steele - violin/vocals; Adam Brisbin (Jolie Holland's band) - guitar/vocals; Kate Foster (AnnaKate) - vocals; Jared Engel (Baby Soda)- banjo/resophonic guitar/tuba/vocals; Bria Skonberg - trumpet/vocals; Nathan Ellman-Bell - Bass drum; Andrew Millar (Miss Ida Blue) - Snare Drum and Sean Cronin - basses/banjolele/guitar/piano/vocals.

8:00pm

Wed 07/15

THE MANDINGO AMBASSADORS. Every Wednesday
In the 1960's and 1970's, the government of Guinea engaged in a campaign known as Authenticité. It was a drive to create a new musical movement that would be specifically Guinean, but would include the modern wonders that were the electric guitar, the electric bass and the drumset. Musicians were given instruments and orchestras were formed. Surprisingly, the results proved mesmerizing and a myriad new bands were born. Many of them would go on to have a profound and lasting impact on African music. Mamady Kouyate was one of those pioneers. He played in various bands - his own band, Les Ambassadeurs du Mandingue, being one of them - but is probably best known as the guitarist in the classic Bembeya Jazz National. Kouyate, who now lives in NY, has reformed the Mandingo Ambassadors, updating the sound of his youth, but keeping it very close to the standard of Authenticité. The new All-Star band includes Mamady "Djelike" Kouyate, guitar, leader; Bebe Camara, vocal; Eudy Fernandez, trumpet; Oran Etkin, tenor sax, clarinet; Sylvain Leroux, flute, Fula flute, alto sax; Sam Dickey, guitar; Nick Cudahy, bass; Andy Algire, drums; Foluso Mimy, percussion.  “dazzling vocal and guitar patterns over a rhythm section that is like a perfect system” Ben Ratliff, NY Times. ;

10:00pm

Thu 07/16

LA PECHE. To have "La Pêche" is French for being particularly upbeat ; and that's what the San Francisco-based quintet immediately conveys with their furiously fun blend of Balkan-inspired melodies. Combining a solid foot in traditional musics from Romania to Turkey with funkier grooves and heavy bass lines, the band has created a highly energetic sound.
After the release of their Soundtrack to the 1904 movie "Journey Through The Impossible", composed and recorded in collaboration with emmy winning composer Dan Cantrell, the group embarked to a month long tour through the Balkans, where they were featured on National Bulgarian Radio and studied with local masters musicians. with Paul Bertin - Alto Saxophone; Morgan Nilsen - Clarinet; Ofir Uziel - Accordion and JonJon Selin - Drums.

8:00pm

Thu 07/16

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

10:00pm

Fri 07/17

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

8:00pm

Fri 07/17

LIONS. Lions is a seven piece group based in NYC that plays arrangements of Ethiopian funk tunes from the 60's-70's as well as original music with Ethiopian influence. Featuring Wayne Tucker- Trumpet; Eyal Vilner- Alto Sax; Eden Bareket- Baritone Sax; Nadav Peled- Guitar, compositions, arrangements; Dor Heled- Keyboards; Tamir Shmerling- Bass and Eran Fink- Drums.

10:00pm
Sat 07/18

THE ERIK SATIE QUARTET The Erik Satie Quartet is a mixed­-voice chamber ensemble dedicated to the music of Erik Satie, Les
Six and related composers. Trombonist/arranger Ron Hay's original arrangements feature the novel instrumentation of trombone, trumpet (Ben Holmes), bass trombone (Max Seigel) and baritone saxophone (Alex Hamlin), and incorporate related French Poetry.

4:00pm

Sat 07/18

ROY NATHANSON. In Residence Every Saturday in July.
Roy Nathanson is a saxophonist, composer, bandleader and poet best known as the leader of the Jazz Passengers which he founded with trombonist Curtis Fowlkes in the late 80’s.
Over the years, Roy has collaborated with Debbie Harry, Elvis Costello, Jeff Buckley, Hal Wilner, Anthony Coleman and many others. He will be in residence for all of July, with various guests each week. This Week:
the Jazz Passengers Featuring Roy Nathanson, Curtis Fowlkes, Bill Ware and Brad Jones and Ben Perowsky
The Passengers are working on material for a new cd to be recorded in September and will be going back to their improvising roots as well as rediscovering old chestnuts form their 30 year history!

6:00pm

Sat 07/18

LUCIAN BAN & MAT MANERI TRANSYLVIANIAN 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.
The music includes self-penned ballads, blues, hymns and abstract improvisations, plus Mat’s chilling solo performance of the spiritual “Nobody Knows The Trouble I’ve Seen”, the whole informed by the twin traditions of jazz and European chamber music. “A lovely and restive new album on ECM – recorded in Mr. Ban’s native land – that reveals their shared interest in enfolding mystery” New York Times - All About Jazz, Robert Bush “BEST of 2013. $10

8:00pm

Sat 07/18

GRUPO CHONTA. Diego Obregón, from Guapi, Colombia, leads grupo Chonta, a group dedicated to the Afro-Colombian marimba music of the pacific coast. Diego started playing drums and cununo with Silvino Mina, one of the best known marimba player in Colombia. He later joined the traditional group Guapi. At age 24 he traveled to La Tola, Nariño where he learned to build and play marimbas and then went on to manage his own Marimba workshop in Cali. Diego currently resides in New York where Grupo Chonta is based.

10:00pm
Sat 07/18

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

Midnight

Sun 07/19

JEREMIAH LOCKWOOD, in residence every sunday in July.
The Sway Machinery leader, Jeremiah Lockwood, got his first musical education singing in the choir of his grandfather, Cantor Jacob Konigsberg and then spent a decade playing in the subways of New York City with Piedmont Blues legend Carolina Slim. In 2010, he traveled to Mali with the Sway Machinery to perform at the legendary Festival of the Desert. While in Africa he recorded The House of Friendly Ghosts Vol.1 which featured collaborations with luminaries of Malian music, including Vieux Farka Toure and Khaira Arby. The band toured around the world in support of the album. In addition to The Sway Machinery, Jeremiah has also collaborated with people such as Balkan Beat Box, Frank London and Stephen Ulrich and has scored various films. He will be in residence all of July, with various special guests. This Week:
With Shoko Nagai.

5:00pm

Sun 07/19

Uri Sharlin's DOGCAT. Led by accordion virtuoso Uri Sharlin, the DogCat Ensemble takes the audience on a narrated musical journey through dream-like images and landscapes in a sizzling presentation of new and original compositions blending jazz and classical influences with Balkan rhythms, Arabic modes and Brazilian harmonies. After performing on the world's most prestigious stages with the San Francisco Symphony, Natalie Merchant, Flight of the Conchords and others, Sharlin, together with an all-star ensemble, brings forth an innovative vision which features classical instruments, rock guitars and unique homemade percussion

7:00pm

Sun 07/19

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 07/20

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 07/20

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 07/21

MICHAEL OIEN - Bassist/composer Michael Oien celebratres the release of his debut album as a leader, And Now, availalbe on Fresh Sound/New Talent. The ensemble will include Matthew Stevens (guitar), Nick Videen (alto sax), Jamie Reynolds (piano), and Eric Doob (drums). " Mature and clever post bop sounds." George W. Harris, Jazz Weekley

7:00pm

Tue 07/21

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

9:00pm

Wed 07/22

FLYING HOME. Playing the Music Of Benny Goodman. Performing classic swing hits of the 30s, 40s, and 50s, FLYING HOME carries on the Hot style and 'light on their feet' approach to swing music made famous by the Benny Goodman Ensembles. Starting with a strong foundation in the classic repertoire and arrangements of the early sextet with Charlie Christian, FLYING HOME then explores the various incarnations of the small ensemble and big band favorites that made them a musical force for over 30 years. With an ever expanding repertoire, the ensemble takes dancers and listeners on a musical journey through the Hot Jazz and Swing eras. With John Mettam (drums), Mike McGinnis (clarinet), Brian Drye (trombone), Sean Moran (guitar), Tom Beckham (vibraphone), Jim Whitney (bass).
"High-order vintage-style swing, as versatile drummer John Mettam convenes a group of fellow local eclectics for a jaunt through the brilliant repertoire of Benny Goodman's various small ensembles." - Time Out New Yorker. '

8:00pm

Wed 07/22

THE MANDINGO AMBASSADORS. Every Wednesday
In the 1960's and 1970's, the government of Guinea engaged in a campaign known as Authenticité. It was a drive to create a new musical movement that would be specifically Guinean, but would include the modern wonders that were the electric guitar, the electric bass and the drumset. Musicians were given instruments and orchestras were formed. Surprisingly, the results proved mesmerizing and a myriad new bands were born. Many of them would go on to have a profound and lasting impact on African music. Mamady Kouyate was one of those pioneers. He played in various bands - his own band, Les Ambassadeurs du Mandingue, being one of them - but is probably best known as the guitarist in the classic Bembeya Jazz National. Kouyate, who now lives in NY, has reformed the Mandingo Ambassadors, updating the sound of his youth, but keeping it very close to the standard of Authenticité. The new All-Star band includes Mamady "Djelike" Kouyate, guitar, leader; Bebe Camara, vocal; Eudy Fernandez, trumpet; Oran Etkin, tenor sax, clarinet; Sylvain Leroux, flute, Fula flute, alto sax; Sam Dickey, guitar; Nick Cudahy, bass; Andy Algire, drums; Foluso Mimy, percussion.  “dazzling vocal and guitar patterns over a rhythm section that is like a perfect system” Ben Ratliff, NY Times. ;

10:00pm

Thu 07/23

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

8:00pm

Thu 07/23

FULASO. Latin. Soul. This 11-piece band is a bi-lingual and multi-cultural collaboration led by the sensational Erica Ramos - their sound owes much to the classic 60’s and 70’s Boogaloo and Latin Soul of NY’s Barrio, with added original compositions and millennial funk.

10:00pm

Fri 07/24

GUY KLUCEVSEK & ALEX MEIXNER. Composer, accordion virtuoso, and a major contributor to the accordion renaissance of the last 25 years, Guy's music reverberates with sounds of the ballroom, the beer garden, and the concert hall, fusing elements of regional accordion styles and avant-garde music.
Alex Meixner is a Grammy nominated accordionist who started playing the Polka circuit with his dad at the age of 6. Guy and Alex have collaborated a few times over the years, and their duos are extraordinary. $10

8:00pm

Fri 07/24

SMOKEY'S SECRET FAMILY. Smokey Hormel’s résumé reads like a history of American popular music over the decades. He has worked closely with Beck, Tom Waits and Johnny Cash. His projects have included the Brazilian-influenced Smokey and Miho, as well as an ongoing tribute to Western swing. His secretcombo - a pared downhttp://www.smokeyhormel.com/secret.html version of the Secret Family - an idiosyncratic take on early Congolese rumba. In the late 1950s and early 1960s, African musicians looked to Cuba for inspiratioUn. They recognized African roots in the music but were also captivated by its cosmopolitan aspect, which mirrored the evolution of their own culture. Using the electric guitar—fast becoming the symbol of urban culture—they forged a new hybrid that became an early soundtrack of decolonization. Hormel has hybridized the music further and taken it to the Americas for the second time. Keeping its pre-rock roots intact, he relies on a core sound of “wild guitars bursting through small amps afloat on a sea of hand drums and shakers

10:00pm

Sat 07/25

ROY NATHANSON. In Residence Every Saturday in July.
Roy Nathanson is a saxophonist, composer, bandleader and poet best known as the leader of the Jazz Passengers which he founded with trombonist Curtis Fowlkes in the late 80’s.
Over the years, Roy has collaborated with Debbie Harry, Elvis Costello, Jeff Buckley, Hal Wilner, Anthony Coleman and many others. He will be in residence for all of July, with various guests each week. This Week:

6:00pm
Sat 07/25

BANNING EYRE & TIMBILA. Banning Eyre celebrates the release of his long awaited book :Lion Songs: Thomas Mapfumo and the Music That Made Zimbabwe. Author and guitarist Banning Eyre has spent over 20 years exploring music and history in Zimbabwe. The country’s greatest singer/bandleader, Thomas Mapfumo, began his epic career in the early 1970s. Now in exile, Mapfumo is both a brilliant musical innovator, a reviver and re-inventor of ancient traditions, and a persistent gadfly in the affairs of corrupt politicians, whether in white ruled Rhodesia or black ruled Zimbabwe. Mapfumo’s dramatic story, never before told in such detail, stands beside those of Bob Dylan, Bob Marley and Fela Kuti.
Eyre will read from his book accompanied by images, music and video from his deep archive and will follow up with a performance by Timbila, the Afrodelic roots trance band Banning plays guitar in - refracted, re-engineered, re-imagined take on traditional music from Zimbabwe and Mozambique.

8:00pm

Sat 07/25

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 07/25

MIDNIGHT DJ SET. Every saturday at midnight, mostly vinyl sets of Tropical music from around the world.
SONDIO CHICHADELICO
. The Peruvian DJ and record colletor (and chef...) spins Cumbia, Chicha, guaguanco, salsa and boogaloo for your listening and dancing pleasure.

Midnight

Sun 07/26

JEREMIAH LOCKWOOD, in residence every sunday in July.
The Sway Machinery leader, Jeremiah Lockwood, got his first musical education singing in the choir of his grandfather, Cantor Jacob Konigsberg and then spent a decade playing in the subways of New York City with Piedmont Blues legend Carolina Slim. In 2010, he traveled to Mali with the Sway Machinery to perform at the legendary Festival of the Desert. While in Africa he recorded The House of Friendly Ghosts Vol.1 which featured collaborations with luminaries of Malian music, including Vieux Farka Toure and Khaira Arby. The band toured around the world in support of the album. In addition to The Sway Machinery, Jeremiah has also collaborated with people such as Balkan Beat Box, Frank London and Stephen Ulrich and has scored various films. He will be in residence all of July, with various special guests. This Week:
The Fraternal Order of the Society Blues
, a special tribute project to the life and music of Carolina Slim by three of his students: Jeremiah Lockwood (The Sway Machinery), Ricky Gordon (Wynton Marsalis New Orleans Ensemble) and Ernesto Gomez (Brotherhood of the Jug).

5:00pm

Sun 07/26

JIM CAMPILONGO. LUCA BENNEDETTI and ROY WILLIAMS' GUITAR TRIO.. Jim is a virtuoso country-jazz guitarist who has been called "An American treasure" by Billboard Magazine. He has teamed up with pedal steel player Jonny Lam and his group Honeyfingers, and together they have taken on a repertoire of country-jazz inspired by the likes of Jimmy Bryant.

7:00pm

Sun 07/26

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 07/27

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 07/27

TROPICAL VORTEX MONDAYS!! Every Monday, Tropical Vortex showcases bands and DJs who specialize in variations on Tropical sounds from Latinolandia and elsewhere. This week, with
BULLA EN EL BARRIO. Led by Barranquilla native Carolina Oliveros, Bulla en el Barrio explores the Bailes Cantados of Bullerengue music. Carolina belongs to a younger generation of cantadoras who are deeply connected to tradition but also strongly influenced by classical music, jazz and rock. The group will be paying homage to lesser known cantadoras and cantadores from Uraba - region of Colombia located between Antioquia, Choco and Cordoba. Featuring songs by Eustiquia Amaranto (Turbo), Darlina Saenz (Necocli), Ana Garces (Necocli), Eloisa Garces (Necocli), Eulalia Gonzales (Maria La Baja), Pabla Florez (Maria La Baja), and Sabina Escudero (Unguia).

9:30pm

Tue 07/28

THE UNIVERSAL THUMP. Walking the Cat: The Abbey Road EP Release Show. The Universal Thump is a duo (at times expanding into orchestral proportions) featuring Australian singer-songwriter-pianist, Greta Gertler Gold & drummer-producer, Adam Gold. Their debut eponymous album (2012) was met with great critical acclaim - “A psychedelic journey of multiple identities as told by Gertler in her transporting, angelic soprano, backed by layers of organs, girl-group harmonies, strings, brass, percussion and what can only be described as futuristic whale noises.” – NPR ‘Song of the Day’ - and they went on to win Best Music Producers (Vox Pop) in the Independent Music Awards. They have toured the US, Australia and Europe, organized a Benefit Concert performance of George Harrison's 'All Things Must Pass' at The Bell House. Todah, they celebrate the release of their new EP, 'Walking the Cat', which they recorded at Abbey Road Studios in London.

7:00pm

Tue 07/28

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

9:00pm

Wed 07/29

HANK AND LUCIA ROBERTS. Cellist/vocalist Hank Roberts and singer/songwriter Lucia Roberts, a father-daughter duo, perform a wide range of original material from their individual solo performances to the two of them together, supporting each other’s original material for guitar, vocals and cello.
Over his nearly four-decade career, Hank Roberts has forged a compelling original voice on the cello, encompassing abstract improvisation and soulful folk melodies, intricate new-music compositions and vigorous rock songs. He performs regularly with Bill Frisell’s ‘Big Sur Quintet’, and his group ‘Hank Roberts and Phonetix’, and has shared the stage with musicians such as Joey Baron, Tim Berne, John Zorn, Gavin Friday (with the members of U2), Sting and Julius Hemphill.
Singer-Songwriter Lucia Roberts has been playing and performing since she was a young child. Her rock-steady rhythm guitar playing and beautifully complex vocal melodies full of diverse musical ornaments create the fabric for imaginary dreamscapes about love, friendship and adventure.
‘It’s all one song,’ goes the hip musician’s cliché, but Mr. Roberts walks that walk.” — Ben Ratliff, NY Times.

8:00pm

Wed 07/29

THE MANDINGO AMBASSADORS. Every Wednesday
In the 1960's and 1970's, the government of Guinea engaged in a campaign known as Authenticité. It was a drive to create a new musical movement that would be specifically Guinean, but would include the modern wonders that were the electric guitar, the electric bass and the drumset. Musicians were given instruments and orchestras were formed. Surprisingly, the results proved mesmerizing and a myriad new bands were born. Many of them would go on to have a profound and lasting impact on African music. Mamady Kouyate was one of those pioneers. He played in various bands - his own band, Les Ambassadeurs du Mandingue, being one of them - but is probably best known as the guitarist in the classic Bembeya Jazz National. Kouyate, who now lives in NY, has reformed the Mandingo Ambassadors, updating the sound of his youth, but keeping it very close to the standard of Authenticité. The new All-Star band includes Mamady "Djelike" Kouyate, guitar, leader; Bebe Camara, vocal; Eudy Fernandez, trumpet; Oran Etkin, tenor sax, clarinet; Sylvain Leroux, flute, Fula flute, alto sax; Sam Dickey, guitar; Nick Cudahy, bass; Andy Algire, drums; Foluso Mimy, percussion.  “dazzling vocal and guitar patterns over a rhythm section that is like a perfect system” Ben Ratliff, NY Times. ;

10:00pm
Thu 07/30

BRIAN WOODBURY CD RELEASE with SEAN ALTMAN. Genre-hopper Woodbury is a “consummate writer of instantly memorable pop tunes” (All Music Guide). With cartoon themes, theater scores, Bollywood orchestrations, his own big band and a marriage equality country anthem to his name, he straddles the NY-LA divide, sharing inspiration with peers like They Might Be Giants, The Negro Problem and mentor Van Dyke Parks, who has said of Brian’s music, “Not since… the wondrous works of young Brian Wilson… have I heard sound of this romantic design. Indispensable.” Celebrating the release of his new CD, Pay Attention he’ll perform songs from the comic to the cosmic.Woodbury shares the bill with:
SEAN ALTMAN, who is joined by Michael Hunter on percussion. Altman — aka “the Father of Modern A Capella” — co-founded and led the pioneering vocal group Rockapella through its heyday on the Emmy-winning PBS-TV series "Where In The World Is Carmen Sandiego?", for which he co-wrote the ubiquitous theme song. His songs have been featured on dozens of TV and radio shows including NPR's Fresh Air. Sean is "tuneful and sharply witty" (Los Angeles Times) with “catchy melodies, clever arrangements and lyrics that yield satiric gems” (Washington Post), combining "the tunefulness of the Beatles and the spot-on wit of Tom Lehrer” (Boston Globe) with a “silky tenor voice that produced chills” (New York Times).

8:00pm

Fri 07/31

 

8:00pm

Fri 07/31

LIFE IN A BLENDER. For over 25 years, Life in a Blender has been the canvas for singer and songwriter Don Ralph's blackly comic landscapes. The group has released seven albums ranging from screaming punk to orchestrated chamber pop, and has brought the high theatrics of its live act to stages from Berlin to Austin to Toronto to Brooklyn and Seattle. Life in a Blender's songs have appeared in at least two films: "Friend from Quebec" was featured in the Michael Moore's Canadian Bacon, and "Mobile Wash Unit" appeared in Sara Lamm's documentary, Dr. Bronner's Magic Soapbox.
Earlier this year, thety released their 8th album: "We Already Have Birds That Sing"

10:00pm

Sat 08/01

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

Midnight

Sun 08/02

BEN MONDER - Solo. 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.Mondercontinues 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 his latest: Hydra (Sunnyside, 2013). This will be part of a series of solo performances at Barbès.

5:00pm

Sun 08/02

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 08/04

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 08/04

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 08/05

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

9:00pm

Wed 08/06

THE MANDINGO AMBASSADORS. Every Wednesday
In the 1960's and 1970's, the government of Guinea engaged in a campaign known as Authenticité. It was a drive to create a new musical movement that would be specifically Guinean, but would include the modern wonders that were the electric guitar, the electric bass and the drumset. Musicians were given instruments and orchestras were formed. Surprisingly, the results proved mesmerizing and a myriad new bands were born. Many of them would go on to have a profound and lasting impact on African music. Mamady Kouyate was one of those pioneers. He played in various bands - his own band, Les Ambassadeurs du Mandingue, being one of them - but is probably best known as the guitarist in the classic Bembeya Jazz National. Kouyate, who now lives in NY, has reformed the Mandingo Ambassadors, updating the sound of his youth, but keeping it very close to the standard of Authenticité. The new All-Star band includes Mamady "Djelike" Kouyate, guitar, leader; Bebe Camara, vocal; Eudy Fernandez, trumpet; Oran Etkin, tenor sax, clarinet; Sylvain Leroux, flute, Fula flute, alto sax; Sam Dickey, guitar; Nick Cudahy, bass; Andy Algire, drums; Foluso Mimy, percussion.  “dazzling vocal and guitar patterns over a rhythm section that is like a perfect system” Ben Ratliff, NY Times. ;

10:00pm
Sat 08/08

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

Midnight

Sun 08/10

BEN MONDER - Solo. 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.Mondercontinues 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 his latest: Hydra (Sunnyside, 2013). This will be part of a series of solo performances at Barbès.

5:00pm

Sun 08/09

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 08/10

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 08/10

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 08/11

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

9:00pm

Wed 08/12

THE MANDINGO AMBASSADORS. Every Wednesday
In the 1960's and 1970's, the government of Guinea engaged in a campaign known as Authenticité. It was a drive to create a new musical movement that would be specifically Guinean, but would include the modern wonders that were the electric guitar, the electric bass and the drumset. Musicians were given instruments and orchestras were formed. Surprisingly, the results proved mesmerizing and a myriad new bands were born. Many of them would go on to have a profound and lasting impact on African music. Mamady Kouyate was one of those pioneers. He played in various bands - his own band, Les Ambassadeurs du Mandingue, being one of them - but is probably best known as the guitarist in the classic Bembeya Jazz National. Kouyate, who now lives in NY, has reformed the Mandingo Ambassadors, updating the sound of his youth, but keeping it very close to the standard of Authenticité. The new All-Star band includes Mamady "Djelike" Kouyate, guitar, leader; Bebe Camara, vocal; Eudy Fernandez, trumpet; Oran Etkin, tenor sax, clarinet; Sylvain Leroux, flute, Fula flute, alto sax; Sam Dickey, guitar; Nick Cudahy, bass; Andy Algire, drums; Foluso Mimy, percussion.  “dazzling vocal and guitar patterns over a rhythm section that is like a perfect system” Ben Ratliff, NY Times. ;

10:00pm
Sat 08/15

PROBOSCI. CD release show for their premiere album, Time to Feed.
Probosci is a collaboration between New York guitarist Gyan Riley (Eviyan, Terry Riley) and France-based violinist Timba Harris (Secret Chiefs 3, Estradasphere). Both composers, whose work is featured in John Zorn’s Tzadik Records Composers’Series, contribute to the interplay between composition and improvisation, steeped with intricacy, subtlety, and shape-shifting energy. Their debut album (Mimicry Records) adventurously explores the sonic landscape, from purely acoustic music to unfamiliar electro-acoustic textures, dancing between delicacy and aggression. Having performed throughout Europe, South America, and North America in concert halls, outdoor festivals, wineries, museums, and house concerts, Probosci is the next evolution of these two musicians’ years-long musical partnership.

8:00pm

Sat 08/15

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

Midnight

Sun 08/16

BEN MONDER - Solo. 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.Mondercontinues 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 his latest: Hydra (Sunnyside, 2013). This will be part of a series of solo performances at Barbès.

5:00pm

Sun 08/16

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 08/17

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 08/17

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 08/18

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

9:00pm

Wed 08/19

THE MANDINGO AMBASSADORS. Every Wednesday
In the 1960's and 1970's, the government of Guinea engaged in a campaign known as Authenticité. It was a drive to create a new musical movement that would be specifically Guinean, but would include the modern wonders that were the electric guitar, the electric bass and the drumset. Musicians were given instruments and orchestras were formed. Surprisingly, the results proved mesmerizing and a myriad new bands were born. Many of them would go on to have a profound and lasting impact on African music. Mamady Kouyate was one of those pioneers. He played in various bands - his own band, Les Ambassadeurs du Mandingue, being one of them - but is probably best known as the guitarist in the classic Bembeya Jazz National. Kouyate, who now lives in NY, has reformed the Mandingo Ambassadors, updating the sound of his youth, but keeping it very close to the standard of Authenticité. The new All-Star band includes Mamady "Djelike" Kouyate, guitar, leader; Bebe Camara, vocal; Eudy Fernandez, trumpet; Oran Etkin, tenor sax, clarinet; Sylvain Leroux, flute, Fula flute, alto sax; Sam Dickey, guitar; Nick Cudahy, bass; Andy Algire, drums; Foluso Mimy, percussion.  “dazzling vocal and guitar patterns over a rhythm section that is like a perfect system” Ben Ratliff, NY Times. ;

10:00pm
Sat 08/22

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

Midnight

Sun 08/23

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 08/24

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 08/24

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 08/25

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

9:00pm

Wed 08/26

THE MANDINGO AMBASSADORS. Every Wednesday
In the 1960's and 1970's, the government of Guinea engaged in a campaign known as Authenticité. It was a drive to create a new musical movement that would be specifically Guinean, but would include the modern wonders that were the electric guitar, the electric bass and the drumset. Musicians were given instruments and orchestras were formed. Surprisingly, the results proved mesmerizing and a myriad new bands were born. Many of them would go on to have a profound and lasting impact on African music. Mamady Kouyate was one of those pioneers. He played in various bands - his own band, Les Ambassadeurs du Mandingue, being one of them - but is probably best known as the guitarist in the classic Bembeya Jazz National. Kouyate, who now lives in NY, has reformed the Mandingo Ambassadors, updating the sound of his youth, but keeping it very close to the standard of Authenticité. The new All-Star band includes Mamady "Djelike" Kouyate, guitar, leader; Bebe Camara, vocal; Eudy Fernandez, trumpet; Oran Etkin, tenor sax, clarinet; Sylvain Leroux, flute, Fula flute, alto sax; Sam Dickey, guitar; Nick Cudahy, bass; Andy Algire, drums; Foluso Mimy, percussion.  “dazzling vocal and guitar patterns over a rhythm section that is like a perfect system” Ben Ratliff, NY Times. ;

10:00pm
Sat 08/29

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

Midnight

Sun 08/30

BEN MONDER - Solo. 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.Mondercontinues 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 his latest: Hydra (Sunnyside, 2013). This will be part of a series of solo performances at Barbès.

5:00pm

Sun 08/30

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 08/31

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 08/31

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 09/01

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

9:00pm

Wed 09/02

THE MANDINGO AMBASSADORS. Every Wednesday
In the 1960's and 1970's, the government of Guinea engaged in a campaign known as Authenticité. It was a drive to create a new musical movement that would be specifically Guinean, but would include the modern wonders that were the electric guitar, the electric bass and the drumset. Musicians were given instruments and orchestras were formed. Surprisingly, the results proved mesmerizing and a myriad new bands were born. Many of them would go on to have a profound and lasting impact on African music. Mamady Kouyate was one of those pioneers. He played in various bands - his own band, Les Ambassadeurs du Mandingue, being one of them - but is probably best known as the guitarist in the classic Bembeya Jazz National. Kouyate, who now lives in NY, has reformed the Mandingo Ambassadors, updating the sound of his youth, but keeping it very close to the standard of Authenticité. The new All-Star band includes Mamady "Djelike" Kouyate, guitar, leader; Bebe Camara, vocal; Eudy Fernandez, trumpet; Oran Etkin, tenor sax, clarinet; Sylvain Leroux, flute, Fula flute, alto sax; Sam Dickey, guitar; Nick Cudahy, bass; Andy Algire, drums; Foluso Mimy, percussion.  “dazzling vocal and guitar patterns over a rhythm section that is like a perfect system” Ben Ratliff, NY Times. ;

10:00pm
Sat 09/05

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

Midnight

Sun 09/06

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 09/07

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

7:00pm

Mon 09/07

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

9:30pm

Tue 09/08

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

9:00pm

Wed 09/10

THE MANDINGO AMBASSADORS. Every Wednesday
In the 1960's and 1970's, the government of Guinea engaged in a campaign known as Authenticité. It was a drive to create a new musical movement that would be specifically Guinean, but would include the modern wonders that were the electric guitar, the electric bass and the drumset. Musicians were given instruments and orchestras were formed. Surprisingly, the results proved mesmerizing and a myriad new bands were born. Many of them would go on to have a profound and lasting impact on African music. Mamady Kouyate was one of those pioneers. He played in various bands - his own band, Les Ambassadeurs du Mandingue, being one of them - but is probably best known as the guitarist in the classic Bembeya Jazz National. Kouyate, who now lives in NY, has reformed the Mandingo Ambassadors, updating the sound of his youth, but keeping it very close to the standard of Authenticité. The new All-Star band includes Mamady "Djelike" Kouyate, guitar, leader; Bebe Camara, vocal; Eudy Fernandez, trumpet; Oran Etkin, tenor sax, clarinet; Sylvain Leroux, flute, Fula flute, alto sax; Sam Dickey, guitar; Nick Cudahy, bass; Andy Algire, drums; Foluso Mimy, percussion.  “dazzling vocal and guitar patterns over a rhythm section that is like a perfect system” Ben Ratliff, NY Times. ;

10:00pm
Sat 09/12

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

Midnight

Sun 09/13

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 09/14

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 09/14

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 09/15

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

9:00pm

Wed 09/16

THE MANDINGO AMBASSADORS. Every Wednesday
In the 1960's and 1970's, the government of Guinea engaged in a campaign known as Authenticité. It was a drive to create a new musical movement that would be specifically Guinean, but would include the modern wonders that were the electric guitar, the electric bass and the drumset. Musicians were given instruments and orchestras were formed. Surprisingly, the results proved mesmerizing and a myriad new bands were born. Many of them would go on to have a profound and lasting impact on African music. Mamady Kouyate was one of those pioneers. He played in various bands - his own band, Les Ambassadeurs du Mandingue, being one of them - but is probably best known as the guitarist in the classic Bembeya Jazz National. Kouyate, who now lives in NY, has reformed the Mandingo Ambassadors, updating the sound of his youth, but keeping it very close to the standard of Authenticité. The new All-Star band includes Mamady "Djelike" Kouyate, guitar, leader; Bebe Camara, vocal; Eudy Fernandez, trumpet; Oran Etkin, tenor sax, clarinet; Sylvain Leroux, flute, Fula flute, alto sax; Sam Dickey, guitar; Nick Cudahy, bass; Andy Algire, drums; Foluso Mimy, percussion.  “dazzling vocal and guitar patterns over a rhythm section that is like a perfect system” Ben Ratliff, NY Times. ;

10:00pm
Sat 09/19

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

Midnight

Sun 09/20

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 09/21

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 09/21

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 09/22

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

9:00pm

Wed 09/23

THE MANDINGO AMBASSADORS. Every Wednesday
In the 1960's and 1970's, the government of Guinea engaged in a campaign known as Authenticité. It was a drive to create a new musical movement that would be specifically Guinean, but would include the modern wonders that were the electric guitar, the electric bass and the drumset. Musicians were given instruments and orchestras were formed. Surprisingly, the results proved mesmerizing and a myriad new bands were born. Many of them would go on to have a profound and lasting impact on African music. Mamady Kouyate was one of those pioneers. He played in various bands - his own band, Les Ambassadeurs du Mandingue, being one of them - but is probably best known as the guitarist in the classic Bembeya Jazz National. Kouyate, who now lives in NY, has reformed the Mandingo Ambassadors, updating the sound of his youth, but keeping it very close to the standard of Authenticité. The new All-Star band includes Mamady "Djelike" Kouyate, guitar, leader; Bebe Camara, vocal; Eudy Fernandez, trumpet; Oran Etkin, tenor sax, clarinet; Sylvain Leroux, flute, Fula flute, alto sax; Sam Dickey, guitar; Nick Cudahy, bass; Andy Algire, drums; Foluso Mimy, percussion.  “dazzling vocal and guitar patterns over a rhythm section that is like a perfect system” Ben Ratliff, NY Times. ;

10:00pm
Sat 09/26

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

Midnight

Sun 09/27

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 09/28

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 09/28

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 09/29

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

9:00pm

Wed 09/30

THE MANDINGO AMBASSADORS. Every Wednesday
In the 1960's and 1970's, the government of Guinea engaged in a campaign known as Authenticité. It was a drive to create a new musical movement that would be specifically Guinean, but would include the modern wonders that were the electric guitar, the electric bass and the drumset. Musicians were given instruments and orchestras were formed. Surprisingly, the results proved mesmerizing and a myriad new bands were born. Many of them would go on to have a profound and lasting impact on African music. Mamady Kouyate was one of those pioneers. He played in various bands - his own band, Les Ambassadeurs du Mandingue, being one of them - but is probably best known as the guitarist in the classic Bembeya Jazz National. Kouyate, who now lives in NY, has reformed the Mandingo Ambassadors, updating the sound of his youth, but keeping it very close to the standard of Authenticité. The new All-Star band includes Mamady "Djelike" Kouyate, guitar, leader; Bebe Camara, vocal; Eudy Fernandez, trumpet; Oran Etkin, tenor sax, clarinet; Sylvain Leroux, flute, Fula flute, alto sax; Sam Dickey, guitar; Nick Cudahy, bass; Andy Algire, drums; Foluso Mimy, percussion.  “dazzling vocal and guitar patterns over a rhythm section that is like a perfect system” Ben Ratliff, NY Times. ;

10:00pm
Sat 10/03

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

Midnight

Sun 10/04

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 10/05

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 10/05

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 10/06

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

9:00pm

Wed 10/07

THE MANDINGO AMBASSADORS. Every Wednesday
In the 1960's and 1970's, the government of Guinea engaged in a campaign known as Authenticité. It was a drive to create a new musical movement that would be specifically Guinean, but would include the modern wonders that were the electric guitar, the electric bass and the drumset. Musicians were given instruments and orchestras were formed. Surprisingly, the results proved mesmerizing and a myriad new bands were born. Many of them would go on to have a profound and lasting impact on African music. Mamady Kouyate was one of those pioneers. He played in various bands - his own band, Les Ambassadeurs du Mandingue, being one of them - but is probably best known as the guitarist in the classic Bembeya Jazz National. Kouyate, who now lives in NY, has reformed the Mandingo Ambassadors, updating the sound of his youth, but keeping it very close to the standard of Authenticité. The new All-Star band includes Mamady "Djelike" Kouyate, guitar, leader; Bebe Camara, vocal; Eudy Fernandez, trumpet; Oran Etkin, tenor sax, clarinet; Sylvain Leroux, flute, Fula flute, alto sax; Sam Dickey, guitar; Nick Cudahy, bass; Andy Algire, drums; Foluso Mimy, percussion.  “dazzling vocal and guitar patterns over a rhythm section that is like a perfect system” Ben Ratliff, NY Times. ;

10:00pm
Sat 10/10

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

Midnight

Sun 10/11

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 10/12

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 10/12

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 10/13

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

9:00pm

Wed 10/14

THE MANDINGO AMBASSADORS. Every Wednesday
In the 1960's and 1970's, the government of Guinea engaged in a campaign known as Authenticité. It was a drive to create a new musical movement that would be specifically Guinean, but would include the modern wonders that were the electric guitar, the electric bass and the drumset. Musicians were given instruments and orchestras were formed. Surprisingly, the results proved mesmerizing and a myriad new bands were born. Many of them would go on to have a profound and lasting impact on African music. Mamady Kouyate was one of those pioneers. He played in various bands - his own band, Les Ambassadeurs du Mandingue, being one of them - but is probably best known as the guitarist in the classic Bembeya Jazz National. Kouyate, who now lives in NY, has reformed the Mandingo Ambassadors, updating the sound of his youth, but keeping it very close to the standard of Authenticité. The new All-Star band includes Mamady "Djelike" Kouyate, guitar, leader; Bebe Camara, vocal; Eudy Fernandez, trumpet; Oran Etkin, tenor sax, clarinet; Sylvain Leroux, flute, Fula flute, alto sax; Sam Dickey, guitar; Nick Cudahy, bass; Andy Algire, drums; Foluso Mimy, percussion.  “dazzling vocal and guitar patterns over a rhythm section that is like a perfect system” Ben Ratliff, NY Times. ;

10:00pm
Sat 10/17

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

Midnight

Sun 10/18

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 10/19

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 10/19

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 10/20

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

9:00pm

Wed 10/21

THE MANDINGO AMBASSADORS. Every Wednesday
In the 1960's and 1970's, the government of Guinea engaged in a campaign known as Authenticité. It was a drive to create a new musical movement that would be specifically Guinean, but would include the modern wonders that were the electric guitar, the electric bass and the drumset. Musicians were given instruments and orchestras were formed. Surprisingly, the results proved mesmerizing and a myriad new bands were born. Many of them would go on to have a profound and lasting impact on African music. Mamady Kouyate was one of those pioneers. He played in various bands - his own band, Les Ambassadeurs du Mandingue, being one of them - but is probably best known as the guitarist in the classic Bembeya Jazz National. Kouyate, who now lives in NY, has reformed the Mandingo Ambassadors, updating the sound of his youth, but keeping it very close to the standard of Authenticité. The new All-Star band includes Mamady "Djelike" Kouyate, guitar, leader; Bebe Camara, vocal; Eudy Fernandez, trumpet; Oran Etkin, tenor sax, clarinet; Sylvain Leroux, flute, Fula flute, alto sax; Sam Dickey, guitar; Nick Cudahy, bass; Andy Algire, drums; Foluso Mimy, percussion.  “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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