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Barbes Presents a Night of
Alternative Latin Bands at DROM
Saturday July 12

 


 

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
July


Tue 07/01

SEMI-FREE is Janine Nichols’ loose-limbed trio featuring her voice and rhythm guitar, Brandon Ross (guitar) and Charlie Burnham (violin). “Singing in dimly lit tones reminiscent of a more supple, less damaged Marianne Faithfull...Nichols' dark yet affectionate phrasing and lyric-writing, influenced by jazz, early '70s singer-songwriters and late '70s NYC underground ... confessional to glib, whimsical to grim, ironic to romantic, always thoughtful." (Peter Crowley)

7:00pm

Tue 07/01

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 07/02

Bassist and composer Max Johnson curates every wednesday in July. This week:
THOMAS HEBERER
Thomas Heberer will presents two of his groups.
7:00: Thomas Heberer - Trumpet & Cornet, Christof Knoche - Saxophone, Marc Hannford - Piano.
8:00pm: Thomas Heberer - Trumpet & Cornet, Ingrid Laubrock - Tenor Saxophone, Max Johnson - Bass.
Time Out New York called him "a trumpet innovator," the The Penguin Guide to Jazz "outstandingly gifted," colleague Dave Douglas "a European master," and critic Steve Lake "our new trumpet genius."

7:00pm

Wed 07/02

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
Thu 07/03

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 07/03

ADAM MATTA. Adam Matta is a human beatboxer and vocal performance artist from New York City. His style fuses elements of hip-hop, rock electronic, jazz, contemporary and Middle Eastern music, sometimes all in the same composition.

10:00pm

Thu 07/03

ALYA MARQUARDT. Singer, song-writer and pianist Alya Marquardt's music is infused with influences ranging from the folk music of her native Iraq to the jazz, hip hop and electronica she grew up around after immigrating with her parents to Tottenham, London. She has found her place in jazz and world music, performing with the Alya Marquardt Quintet. She is in New York working on a musical project based on Iraqi folk songs her parents would sing to her as a child. With Nezih Antakli-percussion, Isabel Castellvi-cello, Rima Fand-violin, vocals, Adam Good-oud, Adam Matta-beatboxing, Reuben Radding-bass, Greg Squared-clarinet, sax.

11:00pm

Fri 07/04

NAMGAR. Namgar grew up in the small village of Kunkur, in the Russian republic of Buryat, by the Mongolian border. She plays a fusion of Buryat and Mongolian tradition mixed with modern rock and folk elements. Her haunting voice has made her a star in Buryat, where her blend of traditional and modern instruments has wide appeal across generations. with special guest Gary Lucas

8:00pm

Fri 07/04

CURUPIRA. Bogota based Curupira is one of Colombia's great musical innovator. With an electric bass and traditional instruments, the group creates sounds, rhythms and textures that range from cumbia, currulao and joropo to more universal genres such as jazz and funk. Curupira says"Our music holds a strong influence from the old musical traditions of the different regions of Colombia. These traditions are our source of learning; they are our masters in interpreting the traditional instruments. One of our roles is to reassess and to draw attention to these masters who are ourprincipal influence."

10:00pm

Sat 07/05

TIPSY OXCART. Tipsy Oxcart plays electric, sweaty, bumpin' Balkan music from New York City. This 5-piece band serves up both original compositions and new arrangements of upbeat urban dance music from South Eastern Europe. violin, accordion, clarinet, and the baddest rhythm section on this side of the Mediterranean keeps the party flowing.

8:00pm

Sat 07/05

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

10:00pm

Sun 07/06

VANYA ZHUK. the leader of Russian punk klezmer band Nayekhovichi is a guitarist and singer from Moscow who mixes Roma, Yiddish, Russian and English. Vanya was last in NY with Daniel Kahn and Painted Bird. This time, he will be accompanied by some of his New York friends, including Frank London, Aaron Alexander, and more tba.

7:00pm

Sun 07/06

OLLI SOIKKELI. Recognized as one of the great new international talent in Gypsy Swing, guitarist Olli Soikkeli was born in Nurmes, Finland in 1991. He started playing guitar at age of 12 when he was introduced to Django Reinhardt's music. Soon, Olli started playing in jazz clubs and festivals around Finland. Despite his young age he’s already played with veterans such as Bucky Pizzarelli, Andreas Öberg, Paulus Schäfer, Antti Sarpila and Marian Petrescu. His first album "Trois Générations" was recorded with Hot Club de Finlande and Vitali Imereli and in 2012 he recorded his second album "Kouvola Junction" with Paulus Schäfer and Arnoud van den Berg.

9:00pm

Mon 07/07

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 07/07

CHICHA LIBRE. Psychedelic Cumbia. Every Monday.
Chicha Libre plays a mixture of latin rhythms, surf music and psychedelic pop inspired by 1970's Peruvian music from the Amazon. The Brooklyn-based band mixes up covers of forgotten Chicha classics with French-tinged originals, re-interpretation of 70’s pop classics as well as cumbia versions of pieces by Satie and Ravel. With Karina Colis - percussion; Joshua Camp - keyboards; Olivier Conan - Cuatro & Vocals - Nicholas Cudahy - bass; Vincent Douglas - Guitar - Neil Ochoa - percussion.

9:30pm

Tue 07/08

RYAN KEBERLE & CATHARSIS. Ryan Keberle and Catharsis, a “piano-less” quartet highlighting Keberle’s tuneful compositions and emotive arrangements in a bluesy, groove based, latin-jazz influenced atmosphere, features three of the jazz world’s most inspiring up-and-coming voices, Mike Rodriguez on trumpet, Jorge Roeder on bass and Eric Doob on drums.

7:00pm

Tue 07/08

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 07/09

Bassist and composer Max Johnson curates every wednesday in July. This week:
BIG EYED RABBIT. CD Release concert for Big Eyed Rabbit's self titled debut album on NotTwo Records! Formed in 2012 as a vehicle to take traditional American old-time fiddle tunes and transform them into a set of loose, electrified, improvised madness, Big Eyed Rabbit has integrated original compositions, and recorded their debut album which will be released in Summer 2014. Ross Martin - Electric Guitar; Max Johnson - Bass; Jeff Davis - Drums.

8:00pm

Wed 07/09

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 07/10

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 07/10

CHICANO BATMAN. One of the most exciing band from the rich East LA scene, the members of Chicano batman were all raised on a diet of Spanish language ballads and Chicano rock by the likes of Los Angeles Negros and Los Pasteles Verdes. Their super-heroic motto owes as much to Marvel Comics as it does the American labor movement and their ruffle shirts are a permanent reminder of their inspiration. The band draws from a broad range of 60s and early 70s Brazilian bossa nova and samba, spacey psychedelia, slow-jam soul and surf-rock cumbia - but for all their eclectic musical exploration, their sound is as cohesive as it gets. This is their first trip to New York and promises to be an historic occasion. $10

10:00pm

Fri 07/11 JUDITH BERKSON. New songs for voice, wurlitzer, synthesizer and piano. Judith has performed with City Opera Vox Festival, Kronos Quartet and has recorded with ECM Records. She's played at Joe's Pub and Roulette both as a soloist and with works for large ensemble. "Ms. Berkson has an imperious talent, but she's a calm curious performer, devising brave ways to accompany herself" (New York Times)

8:00pm

Fri 07/11

MARIACHI FLOR DE TOLOACHE. Named after a flower used in Mexico as a love potion, Mariachi Flor de Toloache 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

Sat 07/12

THE ERIK SATIE QUARTET. The Erik Satie Quartet is a wind group whose focus of repertoire starts with Erik Satie, his times, and beyond. The four lithe and muscular voices present music that is unique and strange for the uninitiated, yet with warmth and humanity at its core. With Ron Hay (trombone), Max Seigel (bass trombone), Ben Holmes (trumpet), and Andrew Hadro (bari sax).

4:00pm

Sat 07/12

JEREMIAH LOCKWOOD. In Residence Every Saturday 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, drums (Yeah Yeah Yeahs)

6:00pm

Sat 07/12

LUCIA PULIDO. Lucia is a Colombian singer with one of the richest voices on the international scene today. She has mined the musical traditions of her native Colombia and other Latin American countries in an ongoing search for a distinct, style. The New York Times says that, "Ms.Pulido holds on to the rawness of the original melodies while giving them a sophisticated new context." She will be joine by Sebastian Cruz - guitar and Stomu Takeishi: bass,

8:00pm

Sat 07/12

THE BLUE VIPERS. The Blue Vipers of Brooklyn are an early jazz, swing, and blues band, composed of acoustic guitar/vocals, upright bass, washboard percussion, trumpet and saxophone. Their repertoire of witty songs from the 1920's and 30's, New Orleans & Dixieland, classic Blues, R&B and Western Swing is augmented by original tunes with moving yet often bawdy lyrics and catchy 4 part vocal harmony. “I Love them. ” Bette Midler “fantastic entertainment.” Willie Nelson.

10:00pm

Sun 07/13

THE TOMAS FUJIWARA TRIO.
Tomas Fujiwara: drums & compositions; Ralph Alessi: trumpet and Brandon Seabrook: guitar

7:00pm

Sun 07/13

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 07/14

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 07/14

CHICHA LIBRE. Psychedelic Cumbia. Every Monday.
Chicha Libre plays a mixture of latin rhythms, surf music and psychedelic pop inspired by 1970's Peruvian music from the Amazon. The Brooklyn-based band mixes up covers of forgotten Chicha classics with French-tinged originals, re-interpretation of 70’s pop classics as well as cumbia versions of pieces by Satie and Ravel. With Karina Colis - percussion; Joshua Camp - keyboards; Olivier Conan - Cuatro & Vocals - Nicholas Cudahy - bass; Vincent Douglas - Guitar - Neil Ochoa - percussion.

9:30pm

Tue 07/15

THE GREG JOSEPH SOUL TRIO. The trio plays instrumental soul, blues and boogaloo. With Greg Joseph - drums; Adam Scone (Sugarman Three) - organ and Al Street (Sugarman Three, Sharon Jones) - guitar.

7:00pm

Tue 07/15

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 07/16

Bassist and composer Max Johnson curates every wednesday in July. This week:
DITMAS QUARTET. Ditmas Quartet was formed in 2013 in Brooklyn and is a collaboration between pianist Eva Novoa, saxophonist Michaël Attias, bassist Max Johnson & drummer Jeff Davis. This quartet experiments with diverse sounds and textures. The band members play mostly their own original compositions giving lots of freedom in their playing making each performance different and unique. It is an organic ensemble where each member participates and contributes equally to the repertoire and improvisations with a colourful approach and powerful sound. Expect melodic themes and unisons, catchy rhythms and grooves, Jazz and also cooking swing at some point. You don't want to miss this very special setting! Michaël Attias - Alto Saxophone; Eva Novoa - Piano; Max Johnson - Bass; Jeff Davis - Drums.

7:00pm

Wed 07/16

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
Thu 07/17

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

Thu 07/17

BOSS TENOR. featuring Oscar noriega (drums), Chris Speed (tenor sax, clarinet) and Matt Pavolka (bass). The Multi-instrumentalist, composer and curator of the Palimsestic Series is a member of Tim Berne’s Snakeoil, Endangered Blood and co-leads, with Jacob Garchik, the Banda De Los Muertos. His trio Boss Tenor features him as a drummer.

10:00pm

Fri 07/18

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 07/18

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.
They have just released their 8th album: "We Already Have Birds That Sing".

10:00pm

Sat 07/19

JEREMIAH LOCKWOOD. In Residence Every Saturday 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, keyboards
Shoko and Jeremiah will be creating the music for a special Jewish New Year service being held this fall at Roulette. http://www.92y.org/holydaysbrooklyn

6:00pm

Sat 07/19

MAVROTHI KONTANIS. Mavrothi is a multi-instrumentalist, singer and composer teacher born and raised in the US, with roots in Halkidiki, Greece. Mavrothi's main instrument is the oud, and he has studied and performed with many of the world's top players, including Münir N. Beken, Emin Gündüz, and Ara Dinkjian. By keeping an open mind and drawing from his diverse yet complementary experiences as both a Greek and an American,Mavrothi creates music that is both Eastern and Western; old and new. He has performed throughout the United States, Europe and the Middle East, can be heard on numerous recordings and movie soundtracks. Tonight's will be a solo show

8:00pm

Sat 07/19

RANA SANTACRUZ. A former member of Mexico's La Catrina, Rana Santacruz's music has been called "Mexican Bluegrass" or "Irish Mariachi" with a dose of rock and alternative. His sound starts in Ireland, runs through Appalachia, swings through New Orleans, and careens across most of Mexico. The acoustic instrumentation includes cajón, upright bass, accordion, guitar, banjo, jarana, violin and trumpet. He cites his main influences as The Pogues, Tom Waits, Chavela Vargas, Agustín Lara, son jarocho, tambora, and folk music in general. Lyrically, his songs tell short tales about broken hearts, sailors, dogs, turkeys, and farewells. His new album, Chicavasco, was picked by popmatters as one of 2010's ten best world music album

10:00pm

Sat 07/19

MIDNIGHT DJ SET with DJ OXALA - an all vinyl set of old school Merengue, cumbia, salsa and other vintage latin sounds.

12:00pm

Sun 07/20

BOB JONES/JON SHOLLE DUO. Bob Jones started his career as singer in his father's church choir. He was Andy Statman's guitarist in his legendary klezmer quartet and currently plays with Boo Reiners in the Plunk Brothers, with the Danny Kalb Trio and with many Old Timey and Bluegrass musicians in the city.
Jon Sholle is a guitarist who has worked with such musicians as Vassar Clements, Larry Campbell, Keith Carradine, Allen Ginsberg, and Bela Fleck. He was a member of the David Grisman Quintet and has also released two solo albums on Rounder Records

7:00pm

Sun 07/20

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 07/21

TAMAR KORN & FRIENDS. The singer for Brain Cloud and the Cangelosi cards brings a few friends along.

7:00pm

Mon 07/21

SAULO DUARTE E A UNIDADE. Saulo Duarte is originally from Belem do Para and his band, while based in Sao Paulo, has strong roots in the traditional rhythms and melodies of northern Brazil. Their distinctive sound evokes elements of carimbo, cumbia and guitarrada, complemented with afro-pop and reggae.
The group was elected the best brazilian 2013`s show, by Folha de Sao Paulo (brazilian main newspaper agency).
The band is about to release their second album which features guest such as Felipe Cordeiro, Curumin, Ceruto (Cuba), and many others. Saulo Duarte e a Unidade is:Saulo Duarte (guitarist); ; Joao Leao (keyboardist); Klaus Sena (bassist); Beto Gibbs (drummer); Tulio Bias (percussionist) and Igor Caracas (percussionist).

9:00pm

Mon 07/21

CHICHA LIBRE. Psychedelic Cumbia. Every Monday.
Chicha Libre plays a mixture of latin rhythms, surf music and psychedelic pop inspired by 1970's Peruvian music from the Amazon. The Brooklyn-based band mixes up covers of forgotten Chicha classics with French-tinged originals, re-interpretation of 70’s pop classics as well as cumbia versions of pieces by Satie and Ravel. With Karina Colis - percussion; Joshua Camp - keyboards; Olivier Conan - Cuatro & Vocals - Nicholas Cudahy - bass; Vincent Douglas - Guitar - Neil Ochoa - percussion.

10:30pm

Tue 07/22

AKIKO PAVOLKA & HOUSE OF ILLUSIONS. "Japanese-born and New York-based singer/pianist Akiko Pavolka has conjured up a culture-stitching sound. With her understated vocals, she wraps her timbre around distinctive melodies off to the side of pop and jazz structures and harmonies. Her Japanese Lyrics…convey strong emotive moods" - Downbeat
With Akiko Pavolka: vox, piano; Loren Stillman: alto saxophone; ; Nate Radley: guitar; Matt Pavolka: bass and Nate Wood: drums.

7:00pm

Tue 07/22

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 07/23

Bassist and composer Max Johnson curates every wednesday in July. This week:
THE PRISONER. CD RELEASE concert for "The Prisoner" (NoBusiness Records), an improvisatory, instrumental song-cycle based on the 1968 pseudo-spy TV Show of the same name. Ingrid Laubrock - Tenor Saxophone, Mat Maneri - Viola, Max Johnson - Bass, Tomas Fujiwara - Drums.

8:00pm
Wed 07/23

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
Thu 07/24

SUSAN HWANG. The songwriter and curator of The Bushwick Book Club presents songs from her work in progress “Let Her Suffer – My mother’s lipstick and other lies.”

7:00pm

Thu 07/24

STEPHEN CLAIR AND THE MILLIONAIRES. Stephen Clair has been making records and touring for 20 years. The New Yorker's found love at WFUV, MTV's The Real World/Road Rules and shared stages and bandmates with artists like James McMurtry, Robert Earl Keen, and Vic Chesnutt. “Clair is laid-back - yet very New York, proving that's possible.” The Village Voice.

8:00pm

Thu 07/24

LAILA AND SMITTY. Kenny Warren plays trumpet with Slavic Soul Party and Zhirtz n Zkinz, has toured with The Walkmen and The Budos Band and recorded for The Wu Tang Clan, and the Beasts of the Southern Wild soundtrack. Laila and Smitty is his first foray into songwriting and singing. With Kenny Warren - trumpet, voice, songs; Jeremiah Lockwood - dobro, electric guitar, voice
MYK Freedman - lap steel; Adam Hopkins - acoustic bass and Carlo Costa - drums.

10:00pm

Fri 07/25

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 with an Americana umbrella. A former brooklynite, she moved to New Orleans a while back. This is her first NY show in quite a while.

8:00pm

Fri 07/25

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

Sat 07/26

JEREMIAH LOCKWOOD. In Residence Every Saturday in July. This week:
The Fraternal Order of the Society Blues -- a very special tribute to Jeremiah's friend and teacher, the late great Piedmont blues man Carolina Slim. With fellow Carolina Slim alumnae Ricky Gordon on washboard (Winton Marsalis Ensemble) and Ernesto Gomez on harmonica (Brotherhood of the Jug)
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

6:00pm

Sat 07/26

ALEJANDRO ZULETA VALLENATO COLLECTIVE. For the past few years, the colombian pianist hasexplored ways of translating the Vallenato accordion repertoire to the piano. The result is an exciting journey into Colombian folklore, in the spirit of a true Parranda. Alejandro was born in Bogotá, heir to a long line of celebrated Colombian Vallenato musicians and son of Emiro Zuleta one of the most prolific vallenato songwriters of his generation.

8:00pm

Sat 07/26

MAMIE AND 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.

10:00pm

Sun 07/27

AUDREY LO. Chamber Concert. Acclaimed violinist Audrey Lo will present a program of chamber music both old and contemporary.

5:00pm

Sun 07/27

JIM CAMPILONGO AND HONEYFINGERS. 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 07/27

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 07/28

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 07/28

MONECO. Moneco plays its own take on Chicha and Cumbia fusing elements of Rock and Andean folklore. With Guitarist Eric Kurimski (Eva Ayllon), drummer Yayo Serka (Lila Downs). Ecuadorian singer Jorge Olmedo (who also plays charango, zampoña, quena, guitar and multiple percussion) and bassist Dan Martinez.

9:30pm

Tue 07/29

XALAM BLUES PROJECT . Brandon Terzic and Pyeng Threadgill trace the roots of American Blues to Africa, playing the music of the great Robert Johnson through the lens of traditional African music. With Brandon Terzic on oud and ngoni, Pyeng Threadgill on vocals, Matt Kilmer on percussion, Tim Keiper on calabash, Matt Darriau on saxophone and kaval, Rufus Cappadocia on cello.

9700pm

Tue 07/29

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 07/30

Bassist and composer Max Johnson curates every wednesday in July. This week:
WOOLEY/LAUBROCK/RAINEY
. A trio subtly trying to swing and also to not swing at the same time; searching for the thin lines that exist between harmonic and aharmonic, pan-stylistic and new. Nate Wooley - Trumpet, Ingrid Laubrock - Saxophone, Tom Rainey - Drums.

8:00pm

Wed 07/30

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
Thu 7/31

SERENA JOST. Serena Jost writes and performs songs that are at turns seductive, edgy, affecting, and otherworldly. A dynamic singer and cellist with a hauntingly beautiful voice, she is a unique performer whose music invokes vivid emotional landscapes. Her latest album, A Bird Will Sing, was exquisitely produced by the legendary Anton Fier (Golden Palominos) and voted one of the The Best 50 Albums of 2013 by New York Music Daily.Serena is joined by her band Julian Maile-guitar, Rob Jost-bass, and Robert DiPietro-drums plus special guests.

8:00pm

Thu 7/31

KOTORINO. Even in a music scene saturated with 'chamber-pop' bands and odd instrumentation, Kotorino stands out with its use of all variety of winds, strings, and other musical gadgetry. The music itself is omnivorous in its source material, quite pretty, and downright hau nting. Kotorino includes Jeff Morris - guitar; Estelle Bajou and Molly White - vocals, violins, brother Jerome Morris - drums required, Sara Zar - musical saw, Liz Prince - tuba; Mike Brown - bass; Stefan Zeniuk - reeds and Jesse Selengut - trumpet

10:00pm

August


Fri 08/01

ZEKE HEALY & KAREN WALTUCH. Zeke and Karen play resonator guitar and viola to support vocal duets. They create a refined exuberance reminiscent of tabletop fireworks, extracting from and recalibrating your new favorite songs.

8:00pm

Fri 08/01

MARIACHI FLOR DE TOLOACHE. Named after a flower used in Mexico as a love potion, Mariachi Flor de Toloache 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

Sat 08/02

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

8:00pm

Sat 08/02

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

10:00pm

Sun 08/03

7:00pm

Sun 08/03

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

9:00pm

Mon 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

CHICHA LIBRE. Psychedelic Cumbia. Every Monday.
Chicha Libre plays a mixture of latin rhythms, surf music and psychedelic pop inspired by 1970's Peruvian music from the Amazon. The Brooklyn-based band mixes up covers of forgotten Chicha classics with French-tinged originals, re-interpretation of 70’s pop classics as well as cumbia versions of pieces by Satie and Ravel. With Karina Colis - percussion; Joshua Camp - keyboards; Olivier Conan - Cuatro & Vocals - Nicholas Cudahy - bass; Vincent Douglas - Guitar - Neil Ochoa - percussion.

9:30pm

Tue 08/05

The Concert Artist Guild presents:
SOO BAE & TANYA BANNISTER. cellist Soo Bae has been praised by The New Yorker as “superb” and byThe Strad for a performance that is “rich and romantic with crisp incisive technique.” Tanya Bannister has been admired by The Charlotte Observercritic as follows: She not only made the filigree glitter, but she flecked even the speediest bits with contrasts of color.” Together the artists explore works by Chopin and Rachmaninoff.

9:00pm

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

OURIDA. Ourida is a french algerian singer songwriter playing in trio with Jonathan Levy on bass and Joe Stone on drums. Her urban songs mix the groove of jazz to the powerful rythmic sounds of world music. Years of performances in parisian venues and cariocas cafés had confirmed an hypnotic voice and a charismatic presence. With Jonathan Levy - bass and Joe Hertenstein - drums.

8:00pm

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
Sun 08/10

HEARTS & BONES. Their debut album, "Don't Lose Sight of Your Song," features five innovative Hertzberg compositions, two Paul Simon classics reimagined as modern bluegrass instrumentals, and a harmonically sophisticated interpretation of the traditional American folk song "Wildwood Flower." Hailed by WNYC’s David Garland as “fiery music that will get your pulse moving,” Hearts & Bones is a band that defies category while staying true to its myriad musical roots.

8:00pm

Sun 08/10

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

9:00pm

Mon 08/11

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

7:00pm

Mon 08/11

CHICHA LIBRE. Psychedelic Cumbia. Every Monday.
Chicha Libre plays a mixture of latin rhythms, surf music and psychedelic pop inspired by 1970's Peruvian music from the Amazon. The Brooklyn-based band mixes up covers of forgotten Chicha classics with French-tinged originals, re-interpretation of 70’s pop classics as well as cumbia versions of pieces by Satie and Ravel. With Karina Colis - percussion; Joshua Camp - keyboards; Olivier Conan - Cuatro & Vocals - Nicholas Cudahy - bass; Vincent Douglas - Guitar - Neil Ochoa - percussion.

9:30pm

Tue 08/12

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

9:00pm

Wed 08/13

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 08/16

LOS HACHEROS. Tres Player and producer Jacob Plasse leads this Charanga-influenced salsa band with musicians from Orquesta Broadway, Alfredo de la Feand Marc Anthony. Their fantastic debut album El Pilon was released by Daptone records and made it on a number of the "best of the year" lists. With only 5 musicians, Los Hacheros manage to sound like a conjunto of 12. Eddie Venegas - trombone, violin and chorus; Itai Kriss - flute, campana, guiro; Jimenez - lead vocals and congas; William Ash - baby bass and jacob Plasse plays the tres, a guitar-like instrument originating from the Oriente Province in Cuba.

10:00pm

Sun 08/17

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

9:00pm

Mon 08/18

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

7:00pm

Mon 08/18

CHICHA LIBRE. Psychedelic Cumbia. Every Monday.
Chicha Libre plays a mixture of latin rhythms, surf music and psychedelic pop inspired by 1970's Peruvian music from the Amazon. The Brooklyn-based band mixes up covers of forgotten Chicha classics with French-tinged originals, re-interpretation of 70’s pop classics as well as cumbia versions of pieces by Satie and Ravel. With Karina Colis - percussion; Joshua Camp - keyboards; Olivier Conan - Cuatro & Vocals - Nicholas Cudahy - bass; Vincent Douglas - Guitar - Neil Ochoa - percussion.

9:30pm

Tue 08/19

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

9:00pm

Wed 08/20

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 08/21

TED FALCON. Ted Falcon is an American violinist, mandolinist and composer working in his adopted country of Brazil. Recognized as one of the few innovators on the violin, an instrument rarely used in Brazilian popular music, Ted has been invited to perform with some of the biggest names in that country: Gilberto Gil, Dominguinhos, Hermeto Pascoal, Jovino Santos Neto, Alessandro Penezzi and others.
His trio at Barbes will feature Scott Feiner on pandeiro and Eduardo Belo on acoustic bass.

7:00pm

Fri 08/22

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

Sun 08/24

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 08/25

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 08/25

CHICHA LIBRE. Psychedelic Cumbia. Every Monday.
Chicha Libre plays a mixture of latin rhythms, surf music and psychedelic pop inspired by 1970's Peruvian music from the Amazon. The Brooklyn-based band mixes up covers of forgotten Chicha classics with French-tinged originals, re-interpretation of 70’s pop classics as well as cumbia versions of pieces by Satie and Ravel. With Karina Colis - percussion; Joshua Camp - keyboards; Olivier Conan - Cuatro & Vocals - Nicholas Cudahy - bass; Vincent Douglas - Guitar - Neil Ochoa - percussion.

9:30pm

Tue 08/26

SHAPIRO'S SHANTY SHAKEDOWN Jordan Shapiro leads a 7-piece ensemble performing his original arrangements of traditional sea shanties and maritime folk music from the British Isles, featuring a brass quartet, banjo, accordion and percussion. The band performs rowdy and tipsy versions of the sailors' work songs, and chorale-inspired arrangements of ballads, and other music from the seven seas. with Jordan Shapiro - accordion/vocals; Luke Richardson - banjo/fiddle/vocals; Jason Prover - trumpet; Kyra Simms - french horn/vocals ;Sam Kulik - trombone; Joe Exley - tuba and Phil Kester - drums

7:00pm

Tue 08/26

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 08/27

THE OUT LOUDS. Out of the washing machine and into the fire with new arrangements of previously-forgotten melodies and a little something for every taste. May or may not include a special mystery guest.
Tomas Fujiwara - drums; Ben Goldberg - clarinet; Mary Halvorson - guitar. $10

8:00pm

Wed 08/27

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 08/28

THE DAVID ULLMANN 8: CD Release for “Corduroy”. David Ullmann's well crafted tunes are harmonically modern while retaining a singable appeal. This is most evident on his latest release where he draws from '70s TV show themes for inspiration. The sound is both modern and classic without becoming nostalgic.
With David Ullmann-Guitar, Deric Dickens-Drums, Chris Dingman-Vibraphone, Brian Drye-Trombone, Jonathan Finlayson-Trumpet, , Chris Speed-Clarinet, Loren Stillman-Alto Saxophone, Gary Wang-Bass.
“This guitarist weaves an intoxicating tale." — DownBeat

8:00pm

Sun 08/31

MATT PAVOLKA'S HORNS BAND. "Local jazz fans know Pavolka as an agile bassist who buoys many an ensemble while injecting his lines with a hefty thrust. With the arrival of his new album…they can now try to grok him as a modern bandleader who appreciates melody more than most - or at least has a compelling way of showing that appreciation." - The Village Voice
With Matt Pavolka: bass, trombone; Kirk Knuffke: cornet; Loren Stillman: alto saxophone; Jacob Garchik: trombone and Mark Ferber: drums.

7:00pm

Sun 08/31

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

Mon 09/01

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 09/01

CHICHA LIBRE. Psychedelic Cumbia. Every Monday.
Chicha Libre plays a mixture of latin rhythms, surf music and psychedelic pop inspired by 1970's Peruvian music from the Amazon. The Brooklyn-based band mixes up covers of forgotten Chicha classics with French-tinged originals, re-interpretation of 70’s pop classics as well as cumbia versions of pieces by Satie and Ravel. With Karina Colis - percussion; Joshua Camp - keyboards; Olivier Conan - Cuatro & Vocals - Nicholas Cudahy - bass; Vincent Douglas - Guitar - Neil Ochoa - percussion.

9:30pm

Tue 09/02

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 09/03

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
Sun 09/07

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 09/08

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 09/09

CHICHA LIBRE. Psychedelic Cumbia. Every Monday.
Chicha Libre plays a mixture of latin rhythms, surf music and psychedelic pop inspired by 1970's Peruvian music from the Amazon. The Brooklyn-based band mixes up covers of forgotten Chicha classics with French-tinged originals, re-interpretation of 70’s pop classics as well as cumbia versions of pieces by Satie and Ravel. With Karina Colis - percussion; Joshua Camp - keyboards; Olivier Conan - Cuatro & Vocals - Nicholas Cudahy - bass; Vincent Douglas - Guitar - Neil Ochoa - percussion.

9:30pm

Tue 09/10

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

9:00pm

Wed 09/11

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 09/13

LOS HACHEROS. Tres Player and producer Jacob Plasse leads this Charanga-influenced salsa band with musicians from Orquesta Broadway, Alfredo de la Feand Marc Anthony. Their fantastic debut album El Pilon was released by Daptone records and made it on a number of the "best of the year" lists. With only 5 musicians, Los Hacheros manage to sound like a conjunto of 12. Eddie Venegas - trombone, violin and chorus; Itai Kriss - flute, campana, guiro; Jimenez - lead vocals and congas; William Ash - baby bass and jacob Plasse plays the tres, a guitar-like instrument originating from the Oriente Province in Cuba.

10:00pm

Sun 09/14

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 09/15

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 09/15

CHICHA LIBRE. Psychedelic Cumbia. Every Monday.
Chicha Libre plays a mixture of latin rhythms, surf music and psychedelic pop inspired by 1970's Peruvian music from the Amazon. The Brooklyn-based band mixes up covers of forgotten Chicha classics with French-tinged originals, re-interpretation of 70’s pop classics as well as cumbia versions of pieces by Satie and Ravel. With Karina Colis - percussion; Joshua Camp - keyboards; Olivier Conan - Cuatro & Vocals - Nicholas Cudahy - bass; Vincent Douglas - Guitar - Neil Ochoa - percussion.

9:30pm

Tue 09/16

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 09/17

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.

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