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

 
July


Fri 07/22

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

8:00pm

Fri 07/22

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 07/23

JEREMIAH LOCKWOOD & FRIENDS. In Residence Every Saturday in July.
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. This week:
BRIAN CHASE (of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs)

6:00pm
Sat 07/23

MIRAMAR. For now a century, whether in the Caribbean or South America, Boleros have been the ultimate expression of love and suffering. While its origin is to be found in Cuba, the bolero quickly crossed borders and classic Mexican trios of the 1950’s helped expand the popularity of the genre all throughout Latin America, making the bolero a pan-Latin common denominator. Rei Alvarez and Marlysse Simmons-Argandoña (of salsa band Bio Ritmo) modeled their band on the Puerto Rican duos of the 40’s and 50’s. Like some of the classic duos of that era, their music is anchored by a male and female duo singing (provided by Rei and Laura Ann Singh). Miramar’s debut album (Barbes Records) is a tribute to Sylvia Rexach, a cult Puerto Rican composer and singer. The six core members of Miramar will be joined by a string quartet.

8:00pm

Sat 07/23

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

10:00pm
Sat 07/23

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

Midnight

Sun 07/24

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

4:30pm

Sun 07/24

MICHAEL SHERIDAN. Classical and jazz guitarist Michael Sheridan is best known ffor his original arrangements of traditional folk dances from Europe and South America. Sheridan's new quartet includes Ben Rosenblum on piano and accordion, Eduardo Belo on bass, and Ben Zweig on percussion. Pulling from every element of his diverse musical training this new repertoire include Sheridan's arrangements of South American dances, traditional Romani music, gypsy swing and selections of from his upcoming album.

7:00pm

Sun 07/24

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 07/25

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

7:00pm

Mon 07/25

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

9:30pm

Tue 07/26

ENSEMBLE FANAA . Ensemble Fanaa is the meeting point between a myriad of musical styles in the African American, North African and Middle Eastern traditions. Daro Behroozi(Alto Saxophone/Bass clarinet), John Murchison (Upright Bass, Gimbri) and Dan Kurfirst (Drumset/Frame Drums). They will also be joined by Balkanologist Matt Darriau on several bits. Fanaa's music is characterized by polyrhythmic drones, chromaqamatic extemporizations, and arrhythmic grooves. Their sound is often centered around the use of the Gimbri, a bass-register instrument from Morocco that is primarily used in traditional Morrocan Gnawa music.

7:00pm

Tue 07/26

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

9:00pm

Wed 07/27

SEBASTIAN CRUZ BAND. Colombian guitarist and composer Sebastian Cruz debuts a new band in which he sings his own compositions.With Sebastián Cruz - voice, guitar, requinto and composition ; Alejandro Florez - guitars; Ricardo Gallo - keyboard and Satoshi Takeishi - drums.

8:00pm

Wed 07/27

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

10:00pm

Thu 07/28

BLUE CHA CHA. Vera trombonita and her band.

8:00pm

Thu 07/28

GREEK JUDAS. Inspired by a certain infamous Newport incident, the members of Greek Judas take the Greek Rembetika repertoire to electric extremes: loud saturated guitars, guttural singing and overall Greek noise. Rembetika - sometimes referred to as “Greek Blues”,is the music Greek refugees brought back to Athens and Pireus from Asia minor in the 1920’s. Songs were about drugs, gangsters and poor career choices and had titles such as "Why I Smoke Cocaine", "Two Mangas in Jail", "The Smugglers"."I’m A Junkie".... Members of Greek Judas keep it real by turning their amps up, and keep it Greek by wearing oversized masks.

10:00pm

Fri 07/29

UNCIVILIZED. Formed in various incarnations in New York circa 2012, Uncivilized is an impressionistic Americana orchestra that has “its own, fuzzy, folky, big-hearted thing” (The New York Times), featuring players from the City’s folk, pop and experimental corners. Its song-based music that’s pastoral, raw and somewhat under-rehearsed (deliberately). The imperfections — and risk-filled surprises — enhance an element that’s indescribable in the songs, which hints at something deceptively simple, unique, and (maybe) universal — but definitely not definable. With tints of 70s folk-jazz, bebop, and American Primitive, it’s “a real chimera of a group”, an earthen groove vessel with bandleader Tom Csatari’s vagabond guitar at the helm.

8:00pm

Fri 07/29

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. Their 8th album, “We Already Have Birds That Sing”,came out earlier this year.

10:00pm

Sat 07/30

JEREMIAH LOCKWOOD & FRIENDS. In Reside nce Every Saturday in July.
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.
This week: the Fraternal Order of the Society Blues: a tribute to the life and music of Carolina Slim
(Ricky "Dirty Red" Gordon-washboard and Ernesto Gomez-harmonica)

6:00pm

Sat 07/30

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

8:00pm

Sat 07/30

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

10:00pm
Sat 07/30

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

Midnight

Sun 07/24

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

4:30pm

Sun 07/31

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

August


Mon 08/01

A KORNUCOPIA. Singer Tamar Korn of the Brain Cloud and the late Cangelosi Cards plays a repertoire steeped in traditional New Orleans, early jazz, Western Wwing and American roots music. Her love is of singing songs both lyrically as well as "instrumentally" playing her voice. Tamar also often joins Baby Soda jazz band, The Grand Street Stompers (Gordon Au), occasionally violinist Mark O'Connor, as well as Irish folklorist and tenor banjo and bouzouki player Mick Moloney.

7:00pm

Mon 08/01

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

9:30pm

Tue 08/02

SKYE STELLE / CHARLIE BURNHAM. Violin and Mandolin Duos by two of NY most extraordinary string players.

7:00pm

Tue 08/02

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 08/03

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

8:00pm

Wed 08/03

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

10:00pm

Thu 08/04

HANK ROBERTS SEXTET. Over his nearly four-decade career, Hank Roberts has forged a compelling original voice as a composer and a cellist, encompassing abstract improvisation, jazz influences, soulful folk melodies, intricate new-music compositions and vigorous rock songs. He is currently a member of Bill Frisell’s 858 Quartet and Big Sur Quintet and has recorded 10 albums on the ‘Winter & Winter’ label. His new Sextet features Jacob Sacks - piano; MIchael McGinnis - reeds; Dana Lyn - violin; Brian Drye - trombone and Vinnie Speranza - drums.

8:00pm

Thu 08/04

WHO IS MANNY BLANC? Over the years, the composer and reed player for the Klezmatics and the Paradox Trio has had an enormous influence on both the Balkan and Yiddish music revivals. His current and past projects have included tribute to Yussef lateef (Yo Lateef) Early Duke Ellington (Ballin’ The Jack) and many more. His new project is an homage to Manny Blanc, a wholly original – and nearly forgotten – musician who released an astonishing LP in 1961 called Jewish Jazz. Manny Blanc was born into a musical family – his dad played Klezmer but also owned a music store. Manny attended Julliard and the Curtis Institute, became a serious classical composer all the while working as a drummer for Tommy Dorsey Orchestra and others. Little is known about his Jewish Jazz album, which was released on an independent label. The intricate arrangements are a far call from the usual Catskill fare – and were clearly influenced by some of the Exotica orchestras of the time. Manny Blanc also used a unorthodox panoply of instruments – two electric guitars, chromatic harmonica, basson, duck call. Manny Blanc could be the RD Burman or Esquivel of Jewish Music, but until now had unexplainably failed to get noticed. As an interesting footnote, after years working as a musician, Manny Blanc became a full time painter, studying with Charles Seide at the Brooklyn Museum Art School.
Matt Darriau’s homage brings the music back from oblivion while enhancing its thoroughly modern aspects. With Matt Darriau – reeds; Gary Schreiner – harmonica, accordion, piano; Brian Drye – trombone, Yoshie Fruchter and Avi Fox-Rosen – guitars; Jonathan Singer – marimba/perc/toy piano,; Ari Folman Cohen – bass and Chris Stromquist – drums.

10:00pm
Fri 08/05

OPERA ON TAP. Opera on Tap's New Brew brings you a night of sex-ed, opera style, featuring selections from two operas-in-development: The Inner Circle, by Daniel Felsenfeld and Kate Gale, and We’ve Got Our Eye On You, by Nkeiru Okoye and David Cote

8:00pm

Fri 08/05

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 08/06

CURTIS HASSELBRING. In residence every Saturday in August.
Curtis is a trombonist and guitarist who has played and recorded with such diverse artists as Medeski Martin & Wood, Banda de los Muertos, Slavic Soul Party, Golem, Bobby Previte, the Either Orchestra, Anthony Coleman as well as his own New Mellow Edwards. Curtis has also composed music ranging from chamber works to full-blown big band pieces to music for children's television. He has also released recordings of his own electronic creations under the Curha name. Every Saturday in August, Curtis will be debuting some new music and concepts combining surf, garage rock, latin music and electronics. Each week features the trio of Curtis (trombone, guitar and vocals), Simon Jermyn (bass) and Satoshi Takeishi (drums and percussion) as well as guests (Brian Drye on trombone and keys the 13th and 20th, others TBA). For the first time ever, Curtis will also delve into singing

6:00pm

Sat 08/06

LUIS TOTO ALVAREZ. The Chilean composer and guitarist has composed scores for a number of movies and worked in the fields of experimental and improvised music with an interest in folk music - he has toured mostly in Latin America and has collaborated with Ensamble Acústico de Valparaíso, Aldo macha Asenjo (of Chico Trujillo) and Orkesta Sputmik.

8:00pm

Sat 08/06

MATUTO DO FORRO. Matuto, known for mixing up Apalachian and Northeastern Brazilian forro, will linger more on the side of traditional Forro for an accordion and percussion-driven dance party. Featuring Rob Curto - accordion; Clay Ross - guitar; Davi Vieira - percussion and Tulio Araújo pandeiro/triangle.

10:00pm

Sat 08/06

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

Midnight

Sun 08/07

CLASSICAL SMACKDWON III. Veteran rock sidemen Jack Petruzzelli (Patti Smith, Rufus Wainwright, Ian Hunter, Joan Osborne) and Cameron Greider (Martha Wainwright) take on the great composers, with electric guitar arrangements of Ravel and Bartok, mixed with originals and improvisation.

7:00pm

Sun 08/07

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 08/08

JOANNA STERNBERG. Joanna Sternberg is a singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist. Her songs fall under the general umbrella of Folk music, with many elements gleaned from Ragtime, blues, gospel, jazz and Klezmer. "draws on centuries of Americana without sounding cliched." NY Music Daily.

7:00pm

Mon 08/08

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

9:30pm

Tue 08/09

SANDCATCHERS. Guitarist and oud player Yoshie Fruchter plays original music inspired both by Arabic maqam and the Appalachian trail. With Myk Freedman on lap steel, Michael Bates on double bass, and Yonadav Halevy on percussion

7:00pm

Tue 08/09

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 08/10

BRANDON TERZIC. Brandon Terzic (Xalam, Alsarah) is an oud and Ngoni player. He's teaming up with some of his musical cohorts for a set of new music steeped in Arabie and African traditions.

8:00pm

Wed 08/10

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

10:00pm

Thu 08/11

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.

8:00pm

Thu 08/11

GOLDFEATHER & GUESTS. Goldfeather is a Brooklyn-based folk music band-meets contemporary classical ensemble. Led by native Minnesotan singer and violinist Sarah Goldfeather, Goldfeather's music explores unusual melodies garnished with three-part harmonies against a lush indie-folk-pop backdrop. Sarah and her conservatory-trained five-piece band - Dylan McKinstry (mandolin/voice), Katie Martucci (guitar/voice), Nathan Koci (accordion/banjo/voice) and Pat Swoboda (double bass) - have collective musical backgrounds in almost every genre imaginable, including classical, contemporary classical, folk, bluegrass, avant-garde jazz, rock, musical theater, electronic music - , all of which factor into Goldfeather's sound. In 2016 the group performed at the Ecstatic Music Festival and MATA Interval Series in New York, which was featured on WQXR. Sarah herself, in her concurrent life as a contemporary music violinist, was recently featured at TEDxMET at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City and spent the fall touring with Courtney Love.

10:00pm

Fri 08/12

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

8:00pm

Fri 08/12

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

10:00pm
Sat 08/13

CURTIS HASSELBRING. In residence every Saturday in August.
Curtis is a trombonist and guitarist who has played and recorded with such diverse artists as Medeski Martin & Wood, Banda de los Muertos, Slavic Soul Party, Golem, Bobby Previte, the Either Orchestra, Anthony Coleman as well as his own New Mellow Edwards. Curtis has also composed music ranging from chamber works to full-blown big band pieces to music for children's television. He has also released recordings of his own electronic creations under the Curha name. Every Saturday in August, Curtis will be debuting some new music and concepts combining surf, garage rock, latin music and electronics. Each week features the trio of Curtis (trombone, guitar and vocals), Simon Jermyn (bass) and Satoshi Takeishi (drums and percussion) as well as guests (Brian Drye on trombone and keys the 13th and 20th, others TBA). For the first time ever, Curtis will also delve into singing

6:00pm

Sat 08/13

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. $10

8:00pm

Sat 08/13

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

10:00pm
Sat 08/13

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

Midnight

Sun 08/14

APOCRYPHAL. Drummer Vinnie Sperrazza leads Apocryphal, a vehicle for his own music. With Loren Stillman­ alto saxophone; Brandon Seabrook­ guitar; Eivind Opsvik­ bass abd Vinnie Sperrazza­ drums/tunes.

7:00pm

Sun 08/14

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 08/15

THE NIGHT KITCHEN. Old Timey and Bluegrass with Joanna Sternberg, Trip Henderson and Gene Yellin.

7:00pm

Mon 08/15

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 08/16

DAYNA KURTZ. With vocal comparisons to Nina Simone and a musical style that pulls from jazz, blues and country, singer Dayna Kurtz has found her best success not in America but in Europe. Kurtz started out as a folkie, but has expanded her influences over the years, creating a sound that fits in best under the Americana umbrella. A former brooklynite, she moved to New Orleans a while back. This is her first NY show in quite a while.

7:00pm

Tue 08/16

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 08/17

TONGUES IN TREES. Inspired by ragas, mantras and forces of nature, Tongues in Trees is the project of vocalist Samita Sinha, drummer Sunny Jain (Red Baraat), and guitarist Grey McMurray (itsnotyouitsme). Drawing from North Indian classical and folk music, sonic texturing, propulsive beats and multiple languages, the trio blurs the line between East and West, traditional and experimental, acoustic and electronic. Each a lauded composer in their own right, longtime collaborators Sinha and Jain bring their distinctive musical voices as Indian-Americans alongside McMurray’s avant new music textures. File as: Sonic Youth meets Bjork meets Sufi trance. < 8:00pm

Wed 08/17

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

10:00pm

Thu 08/18

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

8:00pm
Thu 08/18

UNCIVILIZED. Formed in various incarnations in New York circa 2012, Uncivilized is an impressionistic Americana orchestra that has “its own, fuzzy, folky, big-hearted thing” (The New York Times), featuring players from the City’s folk, pop and experimental corners. Its song-based music that’s pastoral, raw and somewhat under-rehearsed (deliberately). The imperfections — and risk-filled surprises — enhance an element that’s indescribable in the songs, which hints at something deceptively simple, unique, and (maybe) universal — but definitely not definable. With tints of 70s folk-jazz, bebop, and American Primitive, it’s “a real chimera of a group”, an earthen groove vessel with bandleader Tom Csatari’s vagabond guitar at the helm.

10:00pm

Fri 08/19

ANBESSA ORCHESTRA (formerly Lions) is a seven piece group based in New York that draws its inspiration from classic Ethiopian music. Anbessa’s approach to the music is personal, but never strays far from the 60’s and 70’s sound of the original. They play some lesser known tunes from some of the Ethiopian masters as well as their own compositions. The result is an original sound that would have fit nicely on the Ethio-funk scene of 1970’s Addis Ababa.

10:00pm

Sat 08/20

CURTIS HASSELBRING. In residence every Saturday in August.
Curtis is a trombonist and guitarist who has played and recorded with such diverse artists as Medeski Martin & Wood, Banda de los Muertos, Slavic Soul Party, Golem, Bobby Previte, the Either Orchestra, Anthony Coleman as well as his own New Mellow Edwards. Curtis has also composed music ranging from chamber works to full-blown big band pieces to music for children's television. He has also released recordings of his own electronic creations under the Curha name. Every Saturday in August, Curtis will be debuting some new music and concepts combining surf, garage rock, latin music and electronics. Each week features the trio of Curtis (trombone, guitar and vocals), Simon Jermyn (bass) and Satoshi Takeishi (drums and percussion) as well as guests (Brian Drye on trombone and keys the 13th and 20th, others TBA). For the first time ever, Curtis will also delve into singing

6:00pm

Sat 08/20

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

8:00pm

Sat 08/20

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 08/20

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

Midnight

Sun 08/21

EMILIO TEUBAL NEW TRIO. Emilio Teubal is an Argentinean pianist and composer. His new trio is a chamber-like ensemble consisting on piano, spanish guitar and clarinet. The music written especially for this ensemble draws from a wide variety of musical styles that are part of Mr Teubal cultural background: Latin-American Folk music, Tango music, Jazz, Free improvisation, Classical music and some hints of Middle Eastern music. Emilio's music reflects new life style changes as well as several personal losses.. with Ivan Barenboim - clarinet and bass clarinet; Adam Tully- Spanish Guitar and Emilio Teubal: Piano and compositions.

7:00pm

Sun 08/21

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 08/22

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 08/22

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 08/23

SHARQ ATTACK. The instrumental ensemble plays original music composed by oudist Brian Prunka, as well as traditional favorites from the Middle East. With Marandi Hostetter, 5 string violin; Brian Prunka, oud; John Murchison, double bass and Philip Mayer, percussion.

7:00pm

Tue 08/23

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 08/24

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

8:00pm

Wed 08/24

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

10:00pm

Thu 08/25

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

8:00pm

Thu 08/25

GREEK JUDAS. Inspired by a certain infamous Newport incident, the members of Greek Judas take the Greek Rembetika repertoire to electric extremes with loud saturated guitars, guttural singing and overall Greek noise. Rembetika - sometimes referred to as “Greek Blues”,is the music Greek refugees brought back to Athens and Pireus from Asia minor in the 1920’s. Songs were about drugs, gangsters and poor career choices and had titles such as "Why I Smoke Cocaine", "Two Mangas in Jail", "The Smugglers"."I’m A Junkie".... Members of Greek Judas keep it real by turning their amps up, and keep it Greek by wearing oversized masks.

10:00pm

Fri 08/26

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

8:00pm

Fri 08/26

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

10:00pm
Sat 08/27

CURTIS HASSELBRING. In residence every Saturday in August.
Curtis is a trombonist and guitarist who has played and recorded with such diverse artists as Medeski Martin & Wood, Banda de los Muertos, Slavic Soul Party, Golem, Bobby Previte, the Either Orchestra, Anthony Coleman as well as his own New Mellow Edwards. Curtis has also composed music ranging from chamber works to full-blown big band pieces to music for children's television. He has also released recordings of his own electronic creations under the Curha name. Every Saturday in August, Curtis will be debuting some new music and concepts combining surf, garage rock, latin music and electronics. Each week features the trio of Curtis (trombone, guitar and vocals), Simon Jermyn (bass) and Satoshi Takeishi (drums and percussion) as well as guests (Brian Drye on trombone and keys the 13th and 20th, others TBA). For the first time ever, Curtis will also delve into singing

6:00pm

Sat 08/27

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

8:00pm

Sat 08/27

BROOKLYN GAFIEIRA. In Brazil, Gafieira refers to a specific type of big band, as well as to the ballrooms where those bands perform. To this day, Gafieira attracts dancers to popular clubs in Rio de Janeiro where couples dance samba, tango, foxtrot and the American maxixe (also known as Brazilian tango). The Brooklyn Gafieira aims to recreate the environment and music of the dance halls of Lapa, Rio. With Livio Almeida - sax; Brian Drye - trombone; Vitor Gonçalves - accordion; Kahil Nayton - cavaquinho; Eduardo Belo - bass, vocals; Sergio Krakowski, Ranjan Ramchandani, Dennis Bulhões - percussion, vocals.

10:00pm

Sat 08/27

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

Midnight

Sun 08/28

CHI-CHI GLASS.Vocalist, pianist, composer and Afro Peruvian shcolar Chi-Chi Glass has spent the last five years performing with some of Peru's greatest exponents of Afro-Peruvian music (Carlos Hayre, Juan Medrano Cotito and Teatro Milenio). Her music is rooted in Afro-Peruvian music as well as Huaynos from Ayacucho, Landos by Chabuca Granda and Western Classical music.

7:00pm

Sun 08/28

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 08/29

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 08/29

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

9:30pm

Tue 08/30

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

7:00pm

Tue 08/30

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 08/31

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

10:00pm
September


Sat 09/03

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

10:00pm

Sat 09/03

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

Midnight

Sun 09/04

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 09/05

A KORNUCOPIA: Singer Tamar Korn of the Brain Cloud and the late Cangelosi Cards plays a repertoire steeped in traditional New Orleans, early jazz, Western Wwing and American roots music. Her love is of singing songs both lyrically as well as "instrumentally" playing her voice. Tamar also often joins Baby Soda jazz band, The Grand Street Stompers (Gordon Au), occasionally violinist Mark O'Connor, as well as Irish folklorist and tenor banjo and bouzouki player Mick Moloney.

7:00pm

Mon 09/05

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 09/06

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 09/07

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

10:00pm
Sat 09/10

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

Midnight

Sun 09/11

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 09/12

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 09/12

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 09/13

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 09/14

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

10:00pm
Sat 09/17

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

Midnight

Sun 09/18

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 09/19

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 09/19

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 09/20

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 09/21

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

10:00pm
Sat 09/24

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

Midnight

Sun 09/25

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 09/26

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 09/26

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 09/27

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 09/28

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

10:00pm
Sat 10/01

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 10/01

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

Midnight

Sun 10/02

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 10/03

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 10/03

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 10/04

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 10/05

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

10:00pm
 


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