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All events carry a $10 (very strongly) suggested donation, unless otherwise noted

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February

 

Thu 02/01

(The group formerly known as) ALEGRI RAGAZZI. A tribute to the 60’s and 70’s film music of Ennio Morricone with Adam Minkoff - bass and vocals; Brian Drye - trombone and baritone;  Danny Fox - organ; Jano Linden - guitar and Abby Ahmad - vocals 

8:00pm

Thu 02/01

THE SUGARTONE BRASS BAND. Thursday is still Fat. Fear not. The Sugartone has been funkin’ up the brass band scene in New York City for over a decade and will do so tonight. The band got its start in a basement studio in Brooklyn in the summer of 2002 and can now be found somewhat regularly at the Harlem Tavern. They’ve appeared on MTV’s “Making the Band,” the James Beard Awards Show, BET’s “106 and Park”, the New York Burlesque Festival and on several tours across the United States.

10:00pm

Fri 02/02

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

5:00pm

Fri 02/02

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

8:00pm
Fri 02/02

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.

10:00pm

Sat 02/03

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

4:00pm

Sat 02/03

BRIAN PRUNKA. In residence every week in February.
Brian Prunka spent his formative years in New Orleans where he studied music. After spending year playing jazz guitar there, he discovered the Oud and the late 90’s and immersed himself in arabic music. He moved to New York to study with Simon Shaheen and ultimately became involved in the Arabic music community as well. He has sought over the years to find ways to bring together the essential characteristics of all the music he loves through both his improvisational style and his many diverse compositions.
These days equally proficient on both guitar and oud, Brian composes and performs with his own projects and with musicians such as Michael Bates and Simon Shaheen.
He has received grants from the Brooklyn Arts Council and NY Dept. of Cultural Affairs, and was an instructor in oud and Arabic music theory at Simon Shaheen's Arabic Music Retreat.
This week: NASHAZ (Kenny Warren, Dan Kurfirst - drums, Simon Moushabeck - percussion, John Murchison - bass)

6:00pm

Sat 02/03

OPERA ON TAP. Opera on Tap's New Brew series brings you classical music written by some of today's most exciting composers, presented in entertaining and irreverent programs by young singers and instrumentalists who relish the direct contact with audiences not inhibited in their reactions by the looming menace of giant chandeliers 

8:00pm

Sat 02/03

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 02/03

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

Midnight

Sun 02/04

MARCO CAPPELLI Acoustic Trio performs !PSYCHOPLUM! BY DANIELE DEL MONACO. w/ Marco Cappelli, guitar - Ken Filiano, bass - Satoshi Takeishi, percussion - Daniele Del Monaco, keyboardsPsychoplum! is a live multimedia performance written by composer Daniele Del Monaco. The performance tells a story through music and projected images.
The Celebraloids species is involved in exploring other planets via the Tellyhand, which travelling aboard a Psychoplum, in a kind of intergalactic Odyssey, captures images from the various worlds explored and delivers them in the King’s presence.
From Tellyhand’s innocent and “pure” perspective, we can discover different universes full of ironic references to our own world

7:00pm

Sun 02/04

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 02/05

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

7:00pm

Mon 02/05

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

9:30pm

Tue 02/06

SUN TIGER. Sean Moran “a forward thinking guitarist”(NY times) focuses on new trio music with the debut performance of this group. Electric, post-Rock, skronky, tuneful mayhem will ensue. With Sean Moran(guitar), Hank Roberts(cello) and Vinnie Sperrazza(drums). 

7:00pm

Tue 02/06

SLAVIC SOUL PARTY. Fiery Balkan brass, throbbing funk grooves, Roma accordion wizardry, and virtuoso jazz chops: Slavic Soul Party! is just what it says. Brash and strong as slivovitz, these nine musicians have forged a virtuosic new brass band music in the heart of New York City; their Tuesday bacchanal is a destination for locals and brass band fans from around the globe. SSP!'s latest album - "Plays Duke Ellington's Far East Suite" was recorded live at Barbès. John Carlson & Kenny Warren (trumpet), Peter Hess (sax/clarinet), Peter Stan (accordion), Tim Vaughn & Adam Dotson (trombone), Ken Bentley (tuba), Matt Moran and Chris Stromquist (go?/snare/perc). $10

9:00pm

Wed 02/07

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

8:00pm

Wed 02/07

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

Thu 02/08

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 02/08

TREDICI BACCI. Tredici Bacci is a living homage to french pornography, to italian slasher films and to pop psychedelia! A musical shrine dedicated to bright colors - flugelhorns; sing-song and sexy dialogue. Tredici Bacci is celebrating the strange, somewhat seedy, schmaltzy and smooth aspects of 1960s-70s popular culture. Up with Ennio! Up with Bacharach!

10:00pm
Fri 02/09

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

5:00pm

Fri 02/09

MATILDE VITULLO QUARTET. Matilde Vitullo, bandoneon player, composer and educator from Buenos Aires, Argentina
Matilde was the director of the widely successful “Orquesta Típica Imperial” tango orchestra. She plays as part of folklore bands from northern Argentina, as well as in bandoneon and guitar duos of tango. With these groups, she has toured Europe several times and performed in theaters such as Kit Tropentheater and De Doelen of Holland, National Palace of Culture in Sofia and the Victoria Eugenia Theatre in San Sebastian, among others. She also made a tour in North America with appearances at the Montreal Jazz Festival, the Summer Stage of Quebec, the Lincoln Center in New York and the Chicago Cultural Center, and elsewhere.
She will perform with her NY based Quartet with Emilio Teubal on piano, Pablo Lanougere on Bass, and Sergio Reyes on Violin.

8:00pm

 

 

Fri 02/09

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

10:00pm

Sat 02/10

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

4:00pm

Sat 02/10

BRIAN PRUNKA. In residence every week in February.
Brian Prunka spent his formative years in New Orleans. After spending years playing jazz guitar there, he discovered the Oud and eventually moved to New York to study with Simon Shaheen and ultimately became involved in the Arabic music community. He has sought over the years to find ways to bring together the essential characteristics of all the music he loves through both his improvisational style and his many diverse compositions. Brian composes and performs with his own projects and with musicians such as Michael Bates and Simon Shaheen.
He has received grants from the Brooklyn Arts Council and NY Dept. of Cultural Affairs, and was an instructor in oud and Arabic music theory at Simon Shaheen's Arabic Music Retreat.
This week: guitar trio with Ben Gallina and Joe Nero

6:00pm

Sat 02/10

KAREN MANTLER. Karen Mantler is the daughter of jazz musicians Carla Bley and Michael Mantler. As a songwriter and a bandleader, her style has attracted a world-class list of musicians to her band throughout the years, including Steven Bernstein, Eric Mingus, Hiram Bullock and Arturo O’Farrill. As an instrumentalist and vocalist, Mantler has shared the stage with the likes of Terry Adams, Jack Bruce and Elvis Costello to name a few. She performs frequently in Europe with various musicians, most notably John Greaves, Chris Cutler and Peter Blegvad. Robert Wyatt included three of Karen’s compositions on his 2003 recording, “Cuckooland”, which also featured her on harmonica and vocals. As a Hammond organ player, Karen has been touring and recording with The Carla Bley Big Band since 1988. With Karen Mantler (piano, chromatic harmonica, vocals); Kato Hideki (bass guitar) and Doug Wieselman (bass clarinet, guitar) 8:00pm - $10

8:00pm

$10

Sat 02/10

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

10:00pm

Sat 02/10

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

Midnight

Sun 02/11

DAMSEL. Damsel doesn’t apologize. The Indie Neo Folk duo integrates their background as classical chamber musicians with folk music leanings to create an intricate instrumental sound around tight vocal harmonies. Monica and Beth first collaborated alongside their husbands Dan Trueman and Jason Treuting in the quirky prog-folk band, QQQ whose album Unpacking the Trailer… was hailed "a bold statement of purpose disguised as an unpretentious lark" (Time Out NY). The singing-songwriting team is Monica Mugan on vocals/acoustic guitar and Beth Meyers on vocals/viola/banjo/ukulele. Damsel’s debut album "Just Sit So" is available on iTunes and cdbaby.

7:00pm

Sun 02/11

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 02/12

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 02/12

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

9:30pm

Tue 02/13

SLAVIC SOUL PARTY. Fiery Balkan brass, throbbing funk grooves, Roma accordion wizardry, and virtuoso jazz chops: Slavic Soul Party! is just what it says. Brash and strong as slivovitz, these nine musicians have forged a virtuosic new brass band music in the heart of New York City; their Tuesday bacchanal is a destination for locals and brass band fans from around the globe. SSP!'s latest album - "Plays Duke Ellington's Far East Suite" was recorded live at Barbès. John Carlson & Kenny Warren (trumpet), Peter Hess (sax/clarinet), Peter Stan (accordion), Tim Vaughn & Adam Dotson (trombone), Ken Bentley (tuba), Matt Moran and Chris Stromquist (go?/snare/perc). $10

9:00pm

Wed 02/14

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

8:00pm

Wed 02/14

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
Thu 02/15

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

8:00pm

Thu 02/15

LOVESICK. Lovesick plays the music of Hank Williams, Doug Sahm, Bob Dylan, Michael Hurley, and more great American songwriters. The band has a country style that is as eerie as it is gritty, featuring fluid harmony singing of guitarist Adam Brisbin (Jolie Holland, Invisible Familiars, Tamar Korn), and bassist Sean Cronin (Bria Skonberg, Jim Kweskin, Petunia). Drums, fiddle, and steel guitar fill out the classic yet fresh sound of one of the most well-loved and top-quality country/americana acts in the city.

10:00pm

Fri 02/16

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

5:00pm

Fri 02/16

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

8:00pm

Fri 02/16

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

10:00pm

Sat 02/17

 

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

4:00pm

Sat 02/17

BRIAN PRUNKA. In residence every week in February.
Brian Prunka spent his formative years in New Orleans. After spending years playing jazz guitar there, he discovered the Oud and eventually moved to New York to study with Simon Shaheen and ultimately became involved in the Arabic music community. He has sought over the years to find ways to bring together the essential characteristics of all the music he loves through both his improvisational style and his many diverse compositions. Brian composes and performs with his own projects and with musicians such as Michael Bates and Simon Shaheen.
He has received grants from the Brooklyn Arts Council and NY Dept. of Cultural Affairs, and was an instructor in oud and Arabic music theory at Simon Shaheen's Arabic Music Retreat.
This week: : NASHAZ (Kenny Warren, Dan Kurfirst - drums, Simon Moushabeck - percussion, John Murchison - bass)

6:00pm

Sat 02/17

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 Brassens songs. He has stuck to the rhyming scheme and verse length of the original songs, thus matching the melodies perfectly. 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

Sat 02/17

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

10:00pm

Sat 02/17

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

Midnight

Sun 02/18

MAX JOHNSONN FRESH INK TRIO. Max Johnson is one of the most prolific and versatile musician/composers in music today” (All About Jazz)  Always doing something different, new music bassist/composer Max Johnson brings an all new band with an all new set of music to Barbes featuring Anna Webber on Tenor Saxophone and Flute, and Michael Sarin on Drumset.  Fresh Ink, Fantastic Sounds.

7:00pm

Sun 02/18

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 02/19

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 02/19

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

9:30pm

Tue 02/20

ELEONORE BIEZUNSKI & FRIENDS - EPHEMERAL BIRDS. Folksongs and songs by contemporary Yiddish and French songwriters about the passage of time: birth, growth, childhood, friendship, social change, ivresse and mortality.
Eleonore Biezunski (violin, vocals), Ilya Shneyveys (accordion) and Jake Shulman-Ment (violin)

7:00pm

Tue 02/20

SLAVIC SOUL PARTY. Fiery Balkan brass, throbbing funk grooves, Roma accordion wizardry, and virtuoso jazz chops: Slavic Soul Party! is just what it says. Brash and strong as slivovitz, these nine musicians have forged a virtuosic new brass band music in the heart of New York City; their Tuesday bacchanal is a destination for locals and brass band fans from around the globe. SSP!'s latest album - "Plays Duke Ellington's Far East Suite" was recorded live at Barbès. John Carlson & Kenny Warren (trumpet), Peter Hess (sax/clarinet), Peter Stan (accordion), Tim Vaughn & Adam Dotson (trombone), Ken Bentley (tuba), Matt Moran and Chris Stromquist (go?/snare/perc). $10

9:00pm

Wed 02/21

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

8:00pm

Wed 02/21

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

Thu 02/22

PERGRINOS. Peregrinos is a duo formed by guitarist Raimundo Santander and drummer Rodrigo Recabarren. Balancing lives between Santiago, Chile and New York City, they have found a unique formula to express their influences, Chilean music and American jazz. Original repertoire and emblematic pieces of the tradition of their native Chile provide a springboard for exciting and energetic concerts. Their two albums reflect authentic sonorities and a characteristic interplay. Many great artists have collaborated with Peregrinos, including Ana Tijoux, Nano Stern and Joshua Kwassman.

8:00pm
Thu 02/22

Brian Adler and THE HUMAN TIME MACHINE. Brian Adler and the Human Time Machine tap the city’s pulse of vibrant rhythmic culture. Inspired by Buenos Aires’ La Bomba de Tiempo, the Human Time Machine stretches rhythmic conventions of many traditions in search of music of the here and now. Come dance, and be witness to the collision of these sonic perspectives as guided by rhythmic signs.

10:00pm

Fri 02/23

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

5:00pm

Fri 02/23

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

8:00pm

Fri 02/23

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

Fri 02/23

BRIAN PRUNKA. In residence every week in February.
Brian Prunka spent his formative years in New Orleans. After spending years playing jazz guitar there, he discovered the Oud and eventually moved to New York to study with Simon Shaheen and ultimately became involved in the Arabic music community. He has sought over the years to find ways to bring together the essential characteristics of all the music he loves through both his improvisational style and his many diverse compositions. Brian composes and performs with his own projects and with musicians such as Michael Bates and Simon Shaheen.
He has received grants from the Brooklyn Arts Council and NY Dept. of Cultural Affairs, and was an instructor in oud and Arabic music theory at Simon Shaheen's Arabic Music Retreat.
This week: SHARQ ATTACK (Marandi Hostetter, Simon Moushabeck, John Murchison, Philip Mayer)

6:00pm

Sat 02/24

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

8:00pm

Sat 02/24

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 Irelakeynd, runs through Appal'achia, 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 02/24

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

Midnight

Sun 02/25

ZEKE HEALY AND 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.

7:00pm
Sun 02/25

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 02/26

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 02/26

TROPICAL VORTEX MONDAYS!. Every Monday, Tropical Vortex showcases bands and DJs who specialize in variations on Tropical sounds from Latinolandia and elsewhere.
BULLA EN EL BARRIO. Led by Barranquilla native Carolina Oliveros, the drummers and singers of Bulla en el Barrio explore new and classic Bailes Cantados of Bullerengue. Bullerengue originated on the Carribean Colombian coast of Colombia. The music has deep African roots, it consists mostly of drummers and female singers and posesses a mesmerizing, trance-like quality.Carolina Oliveros belongs to a younger generation of cantadoras who have a deep connection to the tradition but have also been influences by all the music they were exposed to growing up: classical music, rock and cumbia among others.

9:30pm

Tue 02/27

ATTIAS & FRIENDS. Michael Attias presents an ongoing residency.
LONBERG-HOLM/ATTIAS 4TET
. Chicago based cellist Fred Lonberg-Holm has played and studied music in a variety of situations from the Juilliard School to the gutter.   A former student of Anthony Braxton, Morton  Feldman, Bunita Marcus and Pauline Oliveros, he has played with too many people to list - Over the years, Michaël and Fred have collaborated on many projects. With Fred Lonberg-Holm: cello, Brandon Lopez: bass, Kate Gentile: drums, Michaël Attias: alto saxophone

7:00pm

Tue 02/27

SLAVIC SOUL PARTY. Fiery Balkan brass, throbbing funk grooves, Roma accordion wizardry, and virtuoso jazz chops: Slavic Soul Party! is just what it says. Brash and strong as slivovitz, these nine musicians have forged a virtuosic new brass band music in the heart of New York City; their Tuesday bacchanal is a destination for locals and brass band fans from around the globe. SSP!'s latest album - "Plays Duke Ellington's Far East Suite" was recorded live at Barbès. John Carlson & Kenny Warren (trumpet), Peter Hess (sax/clarinet), Peter Stan (accordion), Tim Vaughn & Adam Dotson (trombone), Ken Bentley (tuba), Matt Moran and Chris Stromquist (go?/snare/perc). $10

9:00pm

Wed 02/28

GRETA GERTLER GOLD. in addition to her work with The Universal Thump as performer, composer and producer, Greta Gertler Gold is currently working on new, non-traditional musicals, including a collaboration with TONY Award winning artist, Stew. Tonight, she will be drawing material from her various original repertoires.

8:00pm

Wed 02/28

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
Thu 03/01

GREG SQUARED'S GREAT CIRCLES. The clarinet and saxophone player has specialized in music from across the Balkan for the better part of this century. He has learned directly from some of the masters including Selim Sesler, Ferus Mustafov and the late Sami-Buco Zekirovski (of Esma Redzepova’s band. His new project is inspired by generations of navigators who have long followed great circles as the shortest routes between any two places on the globe. Likewise, his electric quartet brings uses an explorer’s sensibility to transport listeners to distant sonic landscapes.

8:00pm

Thu 03/01

SESSION AMERICANA. Session Americana, from Boston, is a rock band in a tea cup, or possibly a folk band in a whiskey bottle. They use a vintage suitcase as a kick drum, an old Estey field organ, a pre-war parlor guitar, and an assortment of other instruments. An institution in their hometown, Session Americana sets up home at Barbes for the whole month of March - they will be here every Thursday, with special guests.
"Session Americana is an absolute must-see, must-hear." David Greenberger, NPR.

10:00pm

Fri 03/02

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

5:00pm

Sat 03/02

BEN HOLMES & PATRICK FARRELL DUO. Ben Holmes & Patrick Farrell have collaborated for the last 6 years to create new arrangements and compositions for the unusual instrumentation of trumpet and accordion. Drawing on their experiences in the folk music of eastern Europe, classical piano repertoire, American pop songs, their repertoire also showcases their own compositional sensibilities. They'll be playing some brand new music this time around, conceived of intercontinentally (Patty lives in Germany) but executed quite locally (assuming you, the reader, is near Brooklyn). 

8:00pm

Sat 03/02

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

10:00pm

Sat 03/03

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

4:00pm

Sat 03/03

SIMON HANES In Residence Every Saturday in March.
NEC graduate Simon Hanes is a composer, arranger and performer with a predilection for 60’s European film scores that tread on both sides of the very fuzzy border. of kitch. His main project, Tredici Bacci, takes its cues from the likes of Ennio Morricone and Armando Trovajoli with a mostly original repertoire that displays a healthy dose of humor and a great knowledge of group playing and improvising.
Simon will be in residence weekly for a month, showcasing various project. This week:
SAMI STEVENS & THE MAN I LOVE
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Tredici Bacci singer Sami Stevens kicks off the residency with a set by her own R&B project.

6:00pm

Sat 03/03

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 03/03

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

Midnight

Sun 03/04

TIN AND BONE (The Little Nora band). In Residence Every Sunday in March. Little Nora Brown plays banjo, fiddle, ukulele, and accordion - She started learning at age 6 from the late Shlomo Pestcoe. Now 12, Nora plays and sings with many of her old time mentors including harmonica master Trip Henderson under the band name Tin + Bone. Noraplays traditional old-time music including murder ballads with a focus on eastern Kentucky style claw hammer banjo picking. She recently won the blue ribbon in the youth banjo competition at the 2017 Clifftop Appalachian String Band Music Festival in West Virginia and 2nd place in the banjo competition (all ages) at the Oldtone Roots Music Festival in Hillsdale, NY

5:00pm

Sun 03/04

TONY MALABY TRIO. "Malaby's embracing sound is reminiscent of the more lyrical sax players from both American as well as European traditions; he is thus quite unique in the American landscape these days. With [...] Sanchez'colorful and imaginative harmonic musings; this trio has enough musical intelligence and heart to capture anyone out there with half an ear for any kind of music" Gaute Solaas. With Tony Malaby - sax; Angelica Sanchez - keys and Ches Smith - drums.

7:00pm

Sun 03/04

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 03/05

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

7:00pm

Mon 03/05

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

9:30pm

Tue 03/06

ELV TRIO plays Herbie Nichols. A repertoire of mostly standards given a whimsical treatment by three NY players. Elias Stemeseder, piano; Jeong lim Yang, bass; Vinnie Sperrazza, drums.

7:00pm

Tue 03/06

SLAVIC SOUL PARTY. Fiery Balkan brass, throbbing funk grooves, Roma accordion wizardry, and virtuoso jazz chops: Slavic Soul Party! is just what it says. Brash and strong as slivovitz, these nine musicians have forged a virtuosic new brass band music in the heart of New York City; their Tuesday bacchanal is a destination for locals and brass band fans from around the globe. SSP!'s latest album - "Plays Duke Ellington's Far East Suite" was recorded live at Barbès. John Carlson & Kenny Warren (trumpet), Peter Hess (sax/clarinet), Peter Stan (accordion), Tim Vaughn & Adam Dotson (trombone), Ken Bentley (tuba), Matt Moran and Chris Stromquist (go?/snare/perc). $10

9:00pm

Wed 03/07

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

$10

Wed 03/07

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

Thu 03/08

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 03/08

SESSION AMERICANA. Session Americana, from Boston, is a rock band in a tea cup, or possibly a folk band in a whiskey bottle. They use a vintage suitcase as a kick drum, an old Estey field organ, a pre-war parlor guitar, and an assortment of other instruments. An institution in their hometown, Session Americana sets up home at Barbes for the whole month of March - they will be here every Thursday, with special guests.
"Session Americana is an absolute must-see, must-hear." David Greenberger, NPR.

10:00pm

Fri 03/09

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

5:00pm

Fri 03/09

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

8:00pm
Fri 03/09

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

10:00pm

Sat 03/10

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

4:00pm

Sat 03/10

SIMON HANES In Residence Every Saturday in March.
NEC graduate Simon Hanes is a composer, arranger and performer with a predilection for 60’s European film scores that tread on both sides of the very fuzzy border. of kitch. His main project, Tredici Bacci, takes its cues from the likes of Ennio Morricone and Armando Trovajoli with a mostly original repertoire that displays a healthy dose of humor and a great knowledge of group playing and improvising.
Simon will be in residence weekly for a month, showcasing various project. This week:
DRESSAGE. A cinematic organ trio.

6:00pm

Sat 03/10

SANDA WEIGL: "Lost In The Stars" the music of Kurt Weill, Lucian Ban, piano & Mat Maneri, viola.
Romanian born Sanda Weigl 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. “Weigl combines tasteful restraint and occasional pugnaciousness.” The New Yorker
“To call Weigl's voice "powerful" would be an understatement. She has an impressive vocal range. Her interpretations are dramatic, even theatrical, but never "over the top” - Bill Tilland, BBC World Music.

8:00pm

Sat 03/10

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

10:00pm

Sat 03/10

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

Midnight

Sun 03/11

TIN AND BONE (The Little Nora band). In Residence Every Sunday in March. Little Nora Brown plays banjo, fiddle, ukulele, and accordion - She started learning at age 6 from the late Shlomo Pestcoe. Now 12, Nora plays and sings with many of her old time mentors including harmonica master Trip Henderson under the band name Tin + Bone. Noraplays traditional old-time music including murder ballads with a focus on eastern Kentucky style claw hammer banjo picking. She recently won the blue ribbon in the youth banjo competition at the 2017 Clifftop Appalachian String Band Music Festival in West Virginia and 2nd place in the banjo competition (all ages) at the Oldtone Roots Music Festival in Hillsdale, NY

5:00pm

Sun 03/11

THE YALE SLAVIC CHORUS. Yale’ss Oldest All-Women’s Vocal Ensemble is a performing group of women from a variety of cultural and academic backgrounds who share a common interest in Slavic music. The Slavic Chorus has always been dedicated to maintaining musical vigor, excitement, and fellowship among members and with their audience.

7:00pm

Sun 03/11

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 03/12

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 03/12

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

9:30pm

Tue 03/13

SLAVIC SOUL PARTY. Fiery Balkan brass, throbbing funk grooves, Roma accordion wizardry, and virtuoso jazz chops: Slavic Soul Party! is just what it says. Brash and strong as slivovitz, these nine musicians have forged a virtuosic new brass band music in the heart of New York City; their Tuesday bacchanal is a destination for locals and brass band fans from around the globe. SSP!'s latest album - "Plays Duke Ellington's Far East Suite" was recorded live at Barbès. John Carlson & Kenny Warren (trumpet), Peter Hess (sax/clarinet), Peter Stan (accordion), Tim Vaughn & Adam Dotson (trombone), Ken Bentley (tuba), Matt Moran and Chris Stromquist (go?/snare/perc). $10

9:00pm

Wed 03/14

DOGTOWN. Bassis Henry Fraser new trio with Elias Stemeseder- piano; Henry Fraser - bass and Jason Nazary - drums.

8:00pm

Wed 03/14

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

Thu 03/15

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

7:00pm
Thu 03/15

SESSION AMERICANA. Session Americana, from Boston, is a rock band in a tea cup, or possibly a folk band in a whiskey bottle. They use a vintage suitcase as a kick drum, an old Estey field organ, a pre-war parlor guitar, and an assortment of other instruments. An institution in their hometown, Session Americana sets up home at Barbes for the whole month of March - they will be here every Thursday, with special guests.
"Session Americana is an absolute must-see, must-hear." David Greenberger, NPR.

10:00pm

Fri 03/16

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

5:00pm

Fri 03/16

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

8:00pm

Fri 03/16 ZEMOG EL GALLO BUENO. Led by Puerto-Rican born Peruvian guitarist Abraham Gomez-Delgado, the band plays Latin music for the 21st Century. their sound is both slick and raw - rooted in the traditional rhythms of Bomba and Plena with the energy of the best rock bands and the joyful chaos of Sun Ra’s improvisation. “Zemogdoes for Afro-Latin music what Tom Waits did for Weillian cabaret†Downbeat magazine

10:00pm

Sat 03/17

 

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

4:00pm

Sat 03/17

SIMON HANES In Residence Every Saturday in March.
NEC graduate Simon Hanes is a composer, arranger and performer with a predilection for 60’s European film scores that tread on both sides of the very fuzzy border. of kitch. His main project, Tredici Bacci, takes its cues from the likes of Ennio Morricone and Armando Trovajoli with a mostly original repertoire that displays a healthy dose of humor and a great knowledge of group playing and improvising.
Simon will be in residence weekly for a month, showcasing various project. This week:
TREDICI BACCI.

6:00pm

Sat 03/17

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

8:00pm

Sat 03/17

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

10:00pm

Sat 03/17

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

Midnight

Sun 03/18

TIN AND BONE (The Little Nora band). In Residence Every Sunday in March. Little Nora Brown plays banjo, fiddle, ukulele, and accordion - She started learning at age 6 from the late Shlomo Pestcoe. Now 12, Nora plays and sings with many of her old time mentors including harmonica master Trip Henderson under the band name Tin + Bone. Noraplays traditional old-time music including murder ballads with a focus on eastern Kentucky style claw hammer banjo picking. She recently won the blue ribbon in the youth banjo competition at the 2017 Clifftop Appalachian String Band Music Festival in West Virginia and 2nd place in the banjo competition (all ages) at the Oldtone Roots Music Festival in Hillsdale, NY

5:00pm

Sun 03/18

EXOTIC FLORA. Chris Stromquist - drums; Stephen Moses - trombone and Sean Moran - guitar.

7:00pm

Sun 03/18

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 03/19

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 03/19

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

9:30pm

Tue 03/20

HANK ROBERT TRIO. 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. With Jacob Sacks and Vinnie Sperrazza.

7:00pm

Tue 03/20

SLAVIC SOUL PARTY. Fiery Balkan brass, throbbing funk grooves, Roma accordion wizardry, and virtuoso jazz chops: Slavic Soul Party! is just what it says. Brash and strong as slivovitz, these nine musicians have forged a virtuosic new brass band music in the heart of New York City; their Tuesday bacchanal is a destination for locals and brass band fans from around the globe. SSP!'s latest album - "Plays Duke Ellington's Far East Suite" was recorded live at Barbès. John Carlson & Kenny Warren (trumpet), Peter Hess (sax/clarinet), Peter Stan (accordion), Tim Vaughn & Adam Dotson (trombone), Ken Bentley (tuba), Matt Moran and Chris Stromquist (go?/snare/perc). $10

9:00pm

Wed 03/21

 

8:00pm

Wed 03/21

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
Thu 03/22

TIMBILA. Timbila reinvents some of the most beautiful music traditions of southern Africa, with an East Village edge. The band started when Nora Balaban met Banning Eyre and Dirck Westervelt in Harare, Zimbabwe in 1997. Balaban, a veteran of CBGB’s punk and San Francisco’s ’scene in the 1980s, was studying mbira (Shona thumb piano) and timbila (Chopi xylophone) with masters. Eyre, a writer and producer for public radio”s Afropop Worldwide, was playing guitar, and Westervelt banjo and bass, with Thomas Mapfumo and the Blacks Unlimited, Zimbabwe’s top traditional pop band. With Louisa Bradshaw on vocals, Rima Fand on violin and special guest guitarist Leni Stern.

8:00pm

Thu 03/22

SESSION AMERICANA. Session Americana, from Boston, is a rock band in a tea cup, or possibly a folk band in a whiskey bottle. They use a vintage suitcase as a kick drum, an old Estey field organ, a pre-war parlor guitar, and an assortment of other instruments. An institution in their hometown, Session Americana sets up home at Barbes for the whole month of March - they will be here every Thursday, with special guests.
"Session Americana is an absolute must-see, must-hear." David Greenberger, NPR.

10:00pm

Fri 03/23

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

5:00pm

Fri 03/23

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

8:00pm

Fri 03/23

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 03/24

SIMON HANES In Residence Every Saturday in March.
NEC graduate Simon Hanes is a composer, arranger and performer with a predilection for 60’s European film scores that tread on both sides of the very fuzzy border. of kitch. His main project, Tredici Bacci, takes its cues from the likes of Ennio Morricone and Armando Trovajoli with a mostly original repertoire that displays a healthy dose of humor and a great knowledge of group playing and improvising.
Simon will be in residence weekly for a month, showcasing various project. This week:
Simon Hanes Trio with Brian Chase - drums and Anthony Coleman - piano.

6:00pm

Sat 03/24

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 Brassens songs. He has stuck to the rhyming scheme and verse length of the original songs, thus matching the melodies perfectly. 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

Sat 03/24

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

Midnight

Sun 03/25

TIN AND BONE (The Little Nora band). In Residence Every Sunday in March. Little Nora Brown plays banjo, fiddle, ukulele, and accordion - She started learning at age 6 from the late Shlomo Pestcoe. Now 12, Nora plays and sings with many of her old time mentors including harmonica master Trip Henderson under the band name Tin + Bone. Noraplays traditional old-time music including murder ballads with a focus on eastern Kentucky style claw hammer banjo picking. She recently won the blue ribbon in the youth banjo competition at the 2017 Clifftop Appalachian String Band Music Festival in West Virginia and 2nd place in the banjo competition (all ages) at the Oldtone Roots Music Festival in Hillsdale, NY

5:00pm

Sat 03/24

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

7:00pm

Sun 03/25

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 03/26

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 03/26

TROPICAL VORTEX MONDAYS!. Every Monday, Tropical Vortex showcases bands and DJs who specialize in variations on Tropical sounds from Latinolandia and elsewhere.
BULLA EN EL BARRIO. Led by Barranquilla native Carolina Oliveros, the drummers and singers of Bulla en el Barrio explore new and classic Bailes Cantados of Bullerengue. Bullerengue originated on the Carribean Colombian coast of Colombia. The music has deep African roots, it consists mostly of drummers and female singers and posesses a mesmerizing, trance-like quality.Carolina Oliveros belongs to a younger generation of cantadoras who have a deep connection to the tradition but have also been influences by all the music they were exposed to growing up: classical music, rock and cumbia among others.

9:30pm

Tue 03/27

ATTIAS & FRIENDS. Michael Attias presents an ongoing residency.
The sax player and composer curated the now legendary Ravished Limbs series in the early days of Barbès. He is back every last Tuesday of the month with various projects.
"Like a high-quality electronic product manufactured by the Panasonic Corporation, the career of alto saxophonist Michaël Attias has always involved being slightly ahead of his time..."  - Ken Waxman, JazzWord

7:00pm

Tue 03/27

SLAVIC SOUL PARTY. Fiery Balkan brass, throbbing funk grooves, Roma accordion wizardry, and virtuoso jazz chops: Slavic Soul Party! is just what it says. Brash and strong as slivovitz, these nine musicians have forged a virtuosic new brass band music in the heart of New York City; their Tuesday bacchanal is a destination for locals and brass band fans from around the globe. SSP!'s latest album - "Plays Duke Ellington's Far East Suite" was recorded live at Barbès. John Carlson & Kenny Warren (trumpet), Peter Hess (sax/clarinet), Peter Stan (accordion), Tim Vaughn & Adam Dotson (trombone), Ken Bentley (tuba), Matt Moran and Chris Stromquist (go?/snare/perc). $10

9:00pm

Wed 03/28

MAX JOHNSON HEROES TRIO. "Bassist Max Johnson is one of the most prolific and versatile musician/composers in music today" (Karl Ackermann, All About Jazz). The trio features Jason Rigby on saxophone, Jeff Davis on drums, Johnson on bass, and the compositions by the great bassists and heroes, past and present, such as Jimmy Garrison, Henry Grimes, Charlie Haden, Mark Dresser, Slam Stewart and many more. Don't miss this opportunity to hear three of New York's finest interpret these fantastic tunes in a way that is truly their own.

8:00pm

Wed 03/28

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

Thu 03/29

Brian Adler and THE HUMAN TIME MACHINE.
Brian Adler and the Human Time Machine tap the city’s pulse of vibrant rhythmic culture. Inspired by Buenos Aires’ La Bomba de Tiempo, the Human Time Machine stretches rhythmic conventions of many traditions in search of music of the here and now. Come dance, and be witness to the collision of these sonic perspectives as guided by rhythmic signs.

10:00pm

Fri 03/30

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

5:00pm

Fri 03/30

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

8:00pm

Fri 03/30

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.

10:00pm

Sat 03/31

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

8:00pm

Sat 03/31

SUPER YAMBA. Brooklyn's Super Yamba takes its cues from 70s/80s West-African Afrobeat and Psychedelic Funk - they look back to artists such as Orchestre Poly-Rythmo, El Rego and Gnonnas all masters of the classic Benin Afro-Funk. They regularly collaborate with legendary Leon Ligan-Majek a.k.a. Kaleta and have also played with West African musicians such as Ismael Kouyate and Daouda Diane .

10:00pm

Sat 03/31

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

Midnight

Sun 04/01

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

9:00pm

Mon 04//02

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

7:00pm

Mon 04/02

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

9:30pm

Tue 04/03

SLAVIC SOUL PARTY. Fiery Balkan brass, throbbing funk grooves, Roma accordion wizardry, and virtuoso jazz chops: Slavic Soul Party! is just what it says. Brash and strong as slivovitz, these nine musicians have forged a virtuosic new brass band music in the heart of New York City; their Tuesday bacchanal is a destination for locals and brass band fans from around the globe. SSP!'s latest album - "Plays Duke Ellington's Far East Suite" was recorded live at Barbès. John Carlson & Kenny Warren (trumpet), Peter Hess (sax/clarinet), Peter Stan (accordion), Tim Vaughn & Adam Dotson (trombone), Ken Bentley (tuba), Matt Moran and Chris Stromquist (go?/snare/perc). $10

9:00pm

Wed 04/04

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

10:00pm

Thu 04/05

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

8:00pm

Thu 04/05

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

8:00pm
Thu 04/05

ETHAN LIPTON & HIS ORCHESTRA.Ethan Lipton & his Orchestra has been a band since 2005 and has released four studio albums. NPR’s “Weekend Edition” called its songs “twisted, sophisticated, schleppy and sad all at once,” and New York Magazine dubbed it NYC’s "Best Lounge Act.” In 2017 the quartet was nominated for a Lucille Lortel Award for its show “The Outer Space,” produced by the Public Theater in Joe’s Pub.  The band’s earlier musical, “No Place to Go,” won an Obie Award and has toured the U.S. and Europe.  Recently the band played Pitchfork Paris and was featured on the Amazon show “Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.”  Previous appearance include Celebrate Brooklyn, MASS MoCA, Grand Performances, Dublin’s Pavilion Theatre, the Gate in London, Theatre de la Ville and ATP.

10:00pm

Fri 04/06

OPERA ON TAP. Opera on Tap's New Brew series brings you classical music written by some of today's most exciting composers, presented in entertaining and irreverent programs by young singers and instrumentalists who relish the direct contact with audiences not inhibited in their reactions by the looming menace of giant chandeliers 

8:00pm

Fri 04/06

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

10:00pm

Sat 04/07

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

4:00pm

Sat 04/07

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

Midnight

Sun 04/08

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

9:00pm

Mon 04/09

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

7:00pm

Mon 04/09

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

9:30pm

Tue 04/10

SLAVIC SOUL PARTY. Fiery Balkan brass, throbbing funk grooves, Roma accordion wizardry, and virtuoso jazz chops: Slavic Soul Party! is just what it says. Brash and strong as slivovitz, these nine musicians have forged a virtuosic new brass band music in the heart of New York City; their Tuesday bacchanal is a destination for locals and brass band fans from around the globe. SSP!'s latest album - "Plays Duke Ellington's Far East Suite" was recorded live at Barbès. John Carlson & Kenny Warren (trumpet), Peter Hess (sax/clarinet), Peter Stan (accordion), Tim Vaughn & Adam Dotson (trombone), Ken Bentley (tuba), Matt Moran and Chris Stromquist (go?/snare/perc). $10

9:00pm

Wed 04/11

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

10:00pm

Thu 04/12

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

8:00pm

Thu 04/12

CHRISTINA COURTIN. Christina Courtin is a multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter living in Brooklyn, New York. She has released two solo recordings of original genre-bending music, one self-titled on Nonesuch (2009) and the other entitled ‘Varsity’ on Hundred Pockets Records (2013). A Juilliard graduate in Violin Performance, she has contributed work to the Five Boroughs Songbook Festival, Brooklyn Rider’s ‘Almanac’, and Kimball Gallagher’s 88 concert tour with a world premiere in Antarctica.

10:00pm
Fri 04/13

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

5:00pm

Fri 04/13

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

8:00pm

Fri 04/13

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

10:00pm

Sat 04/14

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

4:00pm

Sat 04/14

TREDICI BACCI. Tredici Bacci is a living homage to french pornography, to italian slasher films and to pop psychedelia! A musical shrine dedicated to bright colors - flugelhorns; sing-song and sexy dialogue. Tredici Bacci is celebrating the strange, somewhat seedy, schmaltzy and smooth aspects of 1960s-70s popular culture. Up with Ennio! Up with Bacharach!

8:00pm
Sat 04/14

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

Midnight

Sun 04/15

GHANAIAN GYIL GALA with Alfred & Brittany. Playin all the hypnotic hits of originals, Bewaa and Binne funeral music of the Ghanaian xylophone. Armed with a record, Ghanaian Gyil Gala will make you dance!. With Alfred Kpebsaane - Ghanaian Gyil xylophone and Brittany Anjou - Piano & keyboards.

7:00pm

Sun 04/15

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

9:00pm

Mon 04/16

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

7:00pm

Mon 04/16

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

9:30pm

Tue 04/17

MIKE NEER AND FRIENDS. Steel guitar player Mike Neer reinterprets the Thelonious Monk repertoire through the multiple prism of Rock and Roll, Rockabilly, Country, Hawaiian and Western Swing with a heavy dose of improvisation and with production techniques a la Les Paul and Danny Gatton. Somehow, the result never sounds like novelty, but rather a worthy and beautiful tribute. With Nate Radley - guitar; Matt Pavolka - bass and Diego Voglino - drums.

7:00pm

Tue 04/17

SLAVIC SOUL PARTY. Fiery Balkan brass, throbbing funk grooves, Roma accordion wizardry, and virtuoso jazz chops: Slavic Soul Party! is just what it says. Brash and strong as slivovitz, these nine musicians have forged a virtuosic new brass band music in the heart of New York City; their Tuesday bacchanal is a destination for locals and brass band fans from around the globe. SSP!'s latest album - "Plays Duke Ellington's Far East Suite" was recorded live at Barbès. John Carlson & Kenny Warren (trumpet), Peter Hess (sax/clarinet), Peter Stan (accordion), Tim Vaughn & Adam Dotson (trombone), Ken Bentley (tuba), Matt Moran and Chris Stromquist (go?/snare/perc). $10

9:00pm

Wed 04/18

 

8:00pm

Wed 04/18

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

10:00pm
Fri 04/20

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

5:00pm

Sat 04/20

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

8:00pm

Fri 04/20

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 Irelakeynd, runs through Appal'achia, 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 04/21

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

4:00pm

Sat 04/21

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

10:00pm

Sat 04/21

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

Midnight

Sun 04/22

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

9:00pm

Mon 04/23

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

7:00pm

Mon 04/23

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

9:30pm

Tue 03/24

 

SLAVIC SOUL PARTY. Fiery Balkan brass, throbbing funk grooves, Roma accordion wizardry, and virtuoso jazz chops: Slavic Soul Party! is just what it says. Brash and strong as slivovitz, these nine musicians have forged a virtuosic new brass band music in the heart of New York City; their Tuesday bacchanal is a destination for locals and brass band fans from around the globe. SSP!'s latest album - "Plays Duke Ellington's Far East Suite" was recorded live at Barbès. John Carlson & Kenny Warren (trumpet), Peter Hess (sax/clarinet), Peter Stan (accordion), Tim Vaughn & Adam Dotson (trombone), Ken Bentley (tuba), Matt Moran and Chris Stromquist (go?/snare/perc). $10

9:00pm

Wed 04/25

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

10:00pm
Thu 04/26

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 Brassens songs. He has stuck to the rhyming scheme and verse length of the original songs, thus matching the melodies perfectly. 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

Fri 04/27

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

5:00pm

Fri 04/27

SPANGLISH FLY. Spanglish Fly has been hailed as the premier band of the Latin boogaloo revival,"single-handedly reviving sixties bugalú in NYC" (NBC New York). Spanglish Fly plays irresistible grooves that blend Afro-Caribbean rhythms with the fervor, the feeling, and the harmonics of 60s soul. They "roars through covers, originals, and transformations of previously untouched soul hits" (Village Voice), paying homage to the boogaloo genre while refreshing it for a new generation.has been hailed as the premier band of the Latin boogaloo revival,"single-handedly reviving sixties bugalú in NYC" (NBC New York). Spanglish Fly plays irresistible grooves that blend Afro-Caribbean rhythms with the fervor, the feeling, and the harmonics of 60s soul. They "roars through covers, originals, and transformations of previously untouched soul hits" (Village Voice), paying homage to the boogaloo genre while refreshing it for a new generation.

10:00pm

Sat 04/28

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

Midnight

Sun 04/29

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

9:00pm

Mon 04/30

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

7:00pm

Mon 04/30

TROPICAL VORTEX MONDAYS!. Every Monday, Tropical Vortex showcases bands and DJs who specialize in variations on Tropical sounds from Latinolandia and elsewhere.
BULLA EN EL BARRIO. Led by Barranquilla native Carolina Oliveros, the drummers and singers of Bulla en el Barrio explore new and classic Bailes Cantados of Bullerengue. Bullerengue originated on the Carribean Colombian coast of Colombia. The music has deep African roots, it consists mostly of drummers and female singers and posesses a mesmerizing, trance-like quality.Carolina Oliveros belongs to a younger generation of cantadoras who have a deep connection to the tradition but have also been influences by all the music they were exposed to growing up: classical music, rock and cumbia among others.

9:30pm

Tue 05/01

SLAVIC SOUL PARTY. Fiery Balkan brass, throbbing funk grooves, Roma accordion wizardry, and virtuoso jazz chops: Slavic Soul Party! is just what it says. Brash and strong as slivovitz, these nine musicians have forged a virtuosic new brass band music in the heart of New York City; their Tuesday bacchanal is a destination for locals and brass band fans from around the globe. SSP!'s latest album - "Plays Duke Ellington's Far East Suite" was recorded live at Barbès. John Carlson & Kenny Warren (trumpet), Peter Hess (sax/clarinet), Peter Stan (accordion), Tim Vaughn & Adam Dotson (trombone), Ken Bentley (tuba), Matt Moran and Chris Stromquist (go?/snare/perc). $10

9:00pm

Wed 05/02

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

10:00pm
Fri 05/05

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

5:00pm

Sat 05/05

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

4:00pm

Sat 05/05

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

Midnight

Sun 05/06

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

9:00pm

Mon 05/07

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 05/07

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

9:30pm

Tue 05/08

SLAVIC SOUL PARTY. Fiery Balkan brass, throbbing funk grooves, Roma accordion wizardry, and virtuoso jazz chops: Slavic Soul Party! is just what it says. Brash and strong as slivovitz, these nine musicians have forged a virtuosic new brass band music in the heart of New York City; their Tuesday bacchanal is a destination for locals and brass band fans from around the globe. SSP!'s latest album - "Plays Duke Ellington's Far East Suite" was recorded live at Barbès. John Carlson & Kenny Warren (trumpet), Peter Hess (sax/clarinet), Peter Stan (accordion), Tim Vaughn & Adam Dotson (trombone), Ken Bentley (tuba), Matt Moran and Chris Stromquist (go?/snare/perc). $10

9:00pm

Wed 5/10

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
Fri 05/11

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

5:00pm

Sat 05/12

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. The group performs the second Saturday of every month at 4 PM, phonometrically calculated to be the perfect time of day for a Pernod. Repertoire is drawn from the works of Milhaud, Auric, Poulenc, Stravinsky, Britten, Durey, Sibelius, and of course the Velvet Gentleman himself. Featuring arrangements by leader and trombonist Ron Hay, the group includes Alex Hamlin (bari sax/clarinet), Max Seigel (bass trombone), Ben Holmes (trumpet/flugelhorn),

4:00pm

Sat 05/12

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

Midnight

Sun 05/13

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 05/14

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 05/14

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

9:30pm

Tue 05/15

SLAVIC SOUL PARTY. Fiery Balkan brass, throbbing funk grooves, Roma accordion wizardry, and virtuoso jazz chops: Slavic Soul Party! is just what it says. Brash and strong as slivovitz, these nine musicians have forged a virtuosic new brass band music in the heart of New York City; their Tuesday bacchanal is a destination for locals and brass band fans from around the globe. SSP!'s latest album - "Plays Duke Ellington's Far East Suite" was recorded live at Barbès. John Carlson & Kenny Warren (trumpet), Peter Hess (sax/clarinet), Peter Stan (accordion), Tim Vaughn & Adam Dotson (trombone), Ken Bentley (tuba), Matt Moran and Chris Stromquist (go?/snare/perc). $10

9:00pm

Wed 05/16

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

10:00pm
Fri 05/18

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

5:00pm

Sat 05/19

 

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

4:00pm

Sat 05/19

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

Midnight

Sun 05/20

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 05/21

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

7:00pm

Mon 05/21

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

9:30pm

Tue 05/22

SLAVIC SOUL PARTY. Fiery Balkan brass, throbbing funk grooves, Roma accordion wizardry, and virtuoso jazz chops: Slavic Soul Party! is just what it says. Brash and strong as slivovitz, these nine musicians have forged a virtuosic new brass band music in the heart of New York City; their Tuesday bacchanal is a destination for locals and brass band fans from around the globe. SSP!'s latest album - "Plays Duke Ellington's Far East Suite" was recorded live at Barbès. John Carlson & Kenny Warren (trumpet), Peter Hess (sax/clarinet), Peter Stan (accordion), Tim Vaughn & Adam Dotson (trombone), Ken Bentley (tuba), Matt Moran and Chris Stromquist (go?/snare/perc). $10

9:00pm

Wed 05/23

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

10:00pm
Fri 05/25

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

5:00pm

Fri 05/25

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

10:00pm

Sat 05/26

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

Midnight

Sun 05/27

MIKE NEER AND FRIENDS. Steel guitar player Mike Neer reinterprets the Thelonious Monk repertoire through the multiple prism of Rock and Roll, Rockabilly, Country, Hawaiian and Western Swing with a heavy dose of improvisation and with production techniques a la Les Paul and Danny Gatton. Somehow, the result never sounds like novelty, but rather a worthy and beautiful tribute. With Nate Radley - guitar; Matt Pavolka - bass and Diego Voglino - drums.

7:00pm
Sun 05/27

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 05/28

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 05/28

TROPICAL VORTEX MONDAYS!. Every Monday, Tropical Vortex showcases bands and DJs who specialize in variations on Tropical sounds from Latinolandia and elsewhere.
BULLA EN EL BARRIO. Led by Barranquilla native Carolina Oliveros, the drummers and singers of Bulla en el Barrio explore new and classic Bailes Cantados of Bullerengue. Bullerengue originated on the Carribean Colombian coast of Colombia. The music has deep African roots, it consists mostly of drummers and female singers and posesses a mesmerizing, trance-like quality.Carolina Oliveros belongs to a younger generation of cantadoras who have a deep connection to the tradition but have also been influences by all the music they were exposed to growing up: classical music, rock and cumbia among others.

9:30pm

Tue 05/29

SLAVIC SOUL PARTY. Fiery Balkan brass, throbbing funk grooves, Roma accordion wizardry, and virtuoso jazz chops: Slavic Soul Party! is just what it says. Brash and strong as slivovitz, these nine musicians have forged a virtuosic new brass band music in the heart of New York City; their Tuesday bacchanal is a destination for locals and brass band fans from around the globe. SSP!'s latest album - "Plays Duke Ellington's Far East Suite" was recorded live at Barbès. John Carlson & Kenny Warren (trumpet), Peter Hess (sax/clarinet), Peter Stan (accordion), Tim Vaughn & Adam Dotson (trombone), Ken Bentley (tuba), Matt Moran and Chris Stromquist (go?/snare/perc). $10

9:00pm

Wed 05/30

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

10:00pm
Fri 06/01

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

5:00pm

Sat 06/02

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

Midnight

Sun 06/03

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 06/04

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 06/04

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

9:30pm

Tue 06/05

SLAVIC SOUL PARTY. Fiery Balkan brass, throbbing funk grooves, Roma accordion wizardry, and virtuoso jazz chops: Slavic Soul Party! is just what it says. Brash and strong as slivovitz, these nine musicians have forged a virtuosic new brass band music in the heart of New York City; their Tuesday bacchanal is a destination for locals and brass band fans from around the globe. SSP!'s latest album - "Plays Duke Ellington's Far East Suite" was recorded live at Barbès. John Carlson & Kenny Warren (trumpet), Peter Hess (sax/clarinet), Peter Stan (accordion), Tim Vaughn & Adam Dotson (trombone), Ken Bentley (tuba), Matt Moran and Chris Stromquist (go?/snare/perc). $10

9:00pm

Wed 06/06

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

10:00pm
Fri

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

5:00pm

Sat

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

Midnight

Sun

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

9:00pm

Mon

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

7:00pm

Mon

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

9:30pm

Tue

SLAVIC SOUL PARTY. Fiery Balkan brass, throbbing funk grooves, Roma accordion wizardry, and virtuoso jazz chops: Slavic Soul Party! is just what it says. Brash and strong as slivovitz, these nine musicians have forged a virtuosic new brass band music in the heart of New York City; their Tuesday bacchanal is a destination for locals and brass band fans from around the globe. SSP!'s latest album - "Plays Duke Ellington's Far East Suite" was recorded live at Barbès. John Carlson & Kenny Warren (trumpet), Peter Hess (sax/clarinet), Peter Stan (accordion), Tim Vaughn & Adam Dotson (trombone), Ken Bentley (tuba), Matt Moran and Chris Stromquist (go?/snare/perc). $10

9:00pm

Wed

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

10:00pm
Fri

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

5:00pm

Sat

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

Midnight

Sun

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

9:00pm

Mon

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

7:00pm

Mon

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

9:30pm

Tue

SLAVIC SOUL PARTY. Fiery Balkan brass, throbbing funk grooves, Roma accordion wizardry, and virtuoso jazz chops: Slavic Soul Party! is just what it says. Brash and strong as slivovitz, these nine musicians have forged a virtuosic new brass band music in the heart of New York City; their Tuesday bacchanal is a destination for locals and brass band fans from around the globe. SSP!'s latest album - "Plays Duke Ellington's Far East Suite" was recorded live at Barbès. John Carlson & Kenny Warren (trumpet), Peter Hess (sax/clarinet), Peter Stan (accordion), Tim Vaughn & Adam Dotson (trombone), Ken Bentley (tuba), Matt Moran and Chris Stromquist (go?/snare/perc). $10

9:00pm

Wed

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

10:00pm
 


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