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

5:00pm
January


Thu 01/01 RACHELLE GARNIEZ. Dubbed a"Master of Surprise" by Entertainment Weekly, Rachelle writes and performs darkly optimistic story-songs and accompanies herself on a variety of instruments including accordion, piano, claviola, guitar and plastic bells, "...leaving nothing behind but sweet wreckage." (The New Yorker)

8:00pm

Sat 01/24

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

8:00pm

Sat 01/24

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. "The elegantly gritty trio plays stunningly beautiful music that evokes everything from trucker's romps to the haunting film scores of Bernard Hermann", says the New Yorker. References have been made to noir, spaghetti western, Lynch and Tarentino soundtracks, crime jazz and burlesque but Big Lazy's organic and uncontrived music remains beyond category. "Dont Cross Myrtle", their first album in over six years, just came out. If you remember how, go buy it.

10:00pm

Sat 01/24

MIDNIGHT DJ SET. Every saturday at midnight, mostly vinyl sets of tropcal music from around the world.
SONIDO CHICHADELICO.
spins Peruvian psychedelic cumbia, boogaloo, guaracha and more.

Midnight

Sun 01/25

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

7:00pm

Sun 01/25

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 01/26

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 01/26

TROPICAL VORTEX MONDAYS!! Fightingthe upcoming Polar Vortex with tropical rhythms - Introducing Tropical Vortex Mondays which will showcase a variety of bands and DJ playing dancing variations on trop[ical rhythms from Latinolandia and elsewhere.
CUMBIA RIVER BAND and DJ REAGANOMICS Martin Vejarano's (Chia's Dance Party, Cumbiamba Eneye) new project draws from a festive repertoire of Colombian Cumbia standards. These all time favorite Cumbia hits will take you back to the golden years of the genre as well as inspire you to dance and contemplate the joy and energy that this Cumbia River brings along. Featuring tuba, accordion, clarinet, percussion and voice, the band delivers a captivating fresh sound. With Sonia de los Santos, Martin Vejarano, Erika Mancini, Juan Montoya and Sofia Tabak.
DJ REAGANOMICS. Originally from Detroit, DJ Reagonomics is a producer, remixer and collector who mixes Kuduro, Cumbia, Salsa, Batucada, Baile Funk and more. He has shared bills with DJ Spooky, Dj Olive, Douster and appeared at parties and festivals around the world.

9:30pm

Tue 01/27

THE BUSHWICK BOOK CLUB. Musical nerdery reaches new heights when Bushwick Book Club presents their show of new original music inspired by a work of literature. In keeping with Book Club ritual, the first show of the year uses a work of Kurt Vonnegut for inspiration. This year, new songs will be in response to Vonnegut’s Bluebeard. Susan Hwang hosts and curates. Songwriters/performers will include Susan, Don Rauf (Life in a Blender, Pierre de Gaillande and Hilary Downes (The Snow) and puppeteer Dana Morgan among other local songwriting talent of all genres. It’s songwriting dare-devilry at its literary best.

7:00pm

Tue 01/27

BEN HOLMES & PATRICK FARRELL. Accordion and trumpet duo.
Trumpeter Ben Holmes and accordionist Patrick Farrell share a common love of Klezmer and other folk musics from around the world; classical composers including Satie, Shostakovich, Scriabin, and Chopin; modernist improvisation; the Beach Boys; the soundtracks to Spaghetti Westerns; early 20th Century cornet showpieces; and above all, a love of a solid melody, regardless of the source. Their free-ranging performances combine serious musicianship with humor, wit and pathos on a great variety of music, leading to their self-applied billing as “New York City’s Premier Klezmer/Folk/Spaghetti Western/Improv/Pop/Waltz- /Balkan/Freak-Out Trumpet and Accordion Duo”.

8:00pm

Tue 01/27

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

9:00pm

Wed 01/28

BIG EYED RABBIT. Big Eyed Rabbit combines traditional appalachian fiddle tunes and original compositions with electrified free improvisation to create a new sound blurring the lines between free-jazz, bluegrass, and whatever else you want to call it. Ross Martin - Electric Guitar, Max Johnson - Bass, Jeff Davis - Drums.
"...could easily be a formula for catastrophe but .... Big Eyed Rabbit is a brilliant achievement on many levels with its outstanding use of history, raw musical talent and a uniquely creative approach." - Karl Ackermann, All About Jazz.

8:00pm

Wed 01/28

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

10:00pm
Thu 01/29

WEIRD WEDNESDAYS (on Thursdays). This month, for the start of season 3:, an ALL STAR BLOWOUT.
Featuring 10 + weirdos scattered around the room: Weird duos, trios, four-os and five-os playing conducted improvised music on the most fantastic inventions. With Ken Butler, Isaac Zal, Ranjit Bhatnagar, Phyllis Chen, Lee Free, Kelly Horrigan, Eric Farber, Katie Down, Daniel Jodocy, Merche Blasco and more.
Terry Dame presents an ongoing monthly music series dedicated to instrument inventors and players of found objects and other musical oddities. Dame is a composer, multi-instrumentalist and instrument builder and leader of the invented instrument ensemble Electric Junkyard Gamelan. Terry Dame's WeirdWednesdays did start on a Wednesday, but to make it weirder, it will be now happen every last Thursday of the month…because Thursday is the weirdest Wednesday of all.

7:30pm

Thu 01/29

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

10:00pm

Fri 01/30

LUCIAN BAN & MAT MANERI TRANSYLVIANIAN CONCERT
When Romanian-born pianist Lucian Ban and Grammy-nominated violinist Mat Maneri joined up for a concert in an opera house in Lucian's hometown of Targu Mures in the middle of Romania’s Transylvania region, the music was, as Jazz Times puts it, “as close as it gets to Goth jazz.” Released in 2013 as a live album by ECM Records, the Transylvanian Concert has won critical acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic and has spawned several tours.
The music includes self-penned ballads, blues, hymns and abstract improvisations, plus Mat’s chilling solo performance of the spiritual “Nobody Knows The Trouble I’ve Seen”, the whole informed by the twin traditions of jazz and European chamber music. “A lovely and restive new album on ECM – recorded in Mr. Ban’s native land – that reveals their shared interest in enfolding mystery” New York Times - All About Jazz, Robert Bush “BEST of 2013. $10

8:00pm

Fri 01/30

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

10:00pm

Sat 01/31

MUSICAL COCKTAILS. Breaking down the form of conventional concert hall, Musical Cocktails brings solo classical recitals to Barbes with a twist! Each recital will be shared by two solo musicians, which will bring diversity to the program. This month:
Roslyn Huang - violin and William Lang - trombone, play works by Mozart, Chaussonm Hubay and more.

3:00pm

Sat 01/31

URI SHARLIN - Every Saturday in January. Uri Sharlin is an accordionist and composer who has performed with the San Francisco Symphony, Natalie Merchant, Flight of the Conchords and others, Every Saturday in January Sharlin will bring different collaborators to showcase different aspects of his rich musical personality. This Week:
A DUO WITH ALLISON MILLER.
Described by critics as a charismatic and rhythmically propulsive drummer with melodic sensibility, Allison has been named “Rising Star Drummer” and “Top 20 Jazz Drummer” in Downbeat Magazine’s acclaimed Critics Poll. Allison splits her time between touring her critically acclaimed band, BOOM TIC BOOM, touring with Natalie Merchant, Ani DiFranco, Toshi Reagon, Ben Allison, and Dr. Lonnie Smith, and teaching at The New School. All new and Original material by both musicians, and with very special guests!

6:00pm

Sat 01/31

THE BROOKLYN BLOW-HARDS. The Blow-Hards will play 19th century Sea Shanties, Albert Ayler tunes and anything else that creates a feeling of men and women working together to create music. With Jeff Lederer/Petr Cancura
(reeds),Kirk Knuffke/Brian Drye (brass) and Allison Miller (bass drum,ship's bell, chum bucket and chains) and Mary LaRose (vocals).

8:00pm

Sat 01/31

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

10:00pm

Sat 01/31

MIDNIGHT DJ SET. Every saturday at midnight, mostly vinyl sets of tropcal music from around the world.
VIK SOHONIE of Ostinato Records spins rare records of Cuban Son, Cape Verdean Coladiera, Senegalese Mbalax, Jamaican Dub, Dominican Merengue, Haitian Kompa, Antillean Biguine, Guinea-Bissau Gumbe, and Afro-Latin fare.
VIk is a DJ, Journalist, researcher and collector. He has worked as a researcher for label Analog Africa and his knowledge of Afro Tropical music from both sides of the Atlantic is unmatched. And, he will make you dance.

MIDNIGHT

February


Sun 02/01 BEN MONDER - Solo. Most Sundays through February at 5.
Guitarist Ben Monder has performed with a wide variety of artists, including Jack McDuff, Marc Johnson, Lee Konitz, George Garzone, Paul Motian, and Maria Schneider. He has conducted clinics and workshops around the world, and served on the faculty of the New England Conservatory.Monder continues to perform original music internationally with his own quartet, trio, and in a duo project with vocalist Theo Bleckmann. He has appeared on over 120 CDs as a sideman, and has released five as a leader including his latest: Hydra (Sunnyside, 2013). This will be part of a series of solo performances at Barbès.

5:00pm

Sun 02/01 JASON LOUGHLIN & THE STRING GLIDERS. Jason Loughlin’s guitar playing has been defining the Brooklyn country scene. Downbeat Magazine calls him “an instrumentalist of great range, taste and joy”. His debut record Peach Crate was received with high praise and went to number one in both the western swing and rockabilly charts. Vintage Guitar Magazine called it “A great “guitar” record that can easily sit alongside those of his inspirations”. His band The String Gliders will be performing all original country jazz with twin guitars and steel.

7:00pm

Sun 02/01

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 02/02

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 02/02

TROPICAL VORTEX MONDAYS!! Fightingthe upcoming Polar Vortex with tropical rhythms - Introducing Tropical Vortex Mondays which will showcase a variety of bands and DJ playing dancing variations on trop[ical rhythms from Latinolandia and elsewhere.The GREENWOOD RHYTHM COALITION features record selectors from Names You Can Trust and Live percussion from El Combo Chimbita (NYCT / M.A.K.U Soundsystem) - Afro latin grooves, cumbia and more.

9:30pm

Tue 02/03

LEV-YULZARI DUO. Nadav Lev, guitar; Remy Yulzari, Double Bass. With special guest Alicia Svigals.
Lev-Yulzari duo present a program that brings forth their cross-genre virtuosity and versatility, combining Classical, Ethnic and Jewish music traditions to create their distinct, personal sound. The program includes music from the duo's recent album AZFEA, as well as new materials that combine Klezmer with latin influences. The Jewish week wrote about Lev-Yulzari duo: "The guitar rings like chimes, sounding almost celestial. The bowed lines of the double-bass sigh like a human voice, yearning. The textures and timbres that come out of the instruments are as rich and full as those of a much larger ensemble. It is, quite simply, an enchantingly beautiful sound." They will be joined by klezmer violinist Alicia Svigals.

7:00pm

Tue 02/03

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

9:00pm

Wed 02/04

THE TARRAS BAND. An homage to the music of the great klezmer clarinet player, Dave Tarras, and featuring Tarras' former pianist Pete Sokolow (piano), Michael Winograd (clarinet,) Ben Holmes (trumpet), Jim Guttmann (bass,) and Dave Licht (drums.)

8:00pm

Wed 02/04

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

10:00pm

Thu 02/05

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

8:00pm

Thu 02/05

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

10:00pm

Fri 02/06

OPERA ON TAP. Opera is fun. Most people don't seem to realize how much fun it really is. In order to prove it, Opera on Taphas taken its act to barrooms where they found out that beer on tap enhances the operatic experience. The company is made up of young singers and instrumentalists who relish the direct contact with audiences not inhibited in their reactions by the looming menace of giant chandeliers.
This month, a special program dedicated to Michigan, featuring selections by Christopher Berg, William Bolcom, William Flanagan, Irving Berlin and Michigan's own Bell's beer.. .
Featuring: David Gordon, Annie Hiatt, Seth Gilman, Alex Guerrero, and Krista Wozniak, with Maestro Berg on the keys.

8:00pm

Fri 02/06

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

10:00pm

Sat 02/07

ANDERS NILSSON - the guitarist and composer will be in residence every Saturday in February.
This week: Electric guitar in duo with Michael Attias - alto sax.
New music written especially for this new duo; a development of Anders' long lasting compositional interests in noir, jazz, atonality, and various rhythmic grooves, trimmed down to a bare essentials duo format. Renditions of a few covers befitting the same atmosphere will be thrown in.

6:00pm

Sat 02/07

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

4:00pm

Sat 02/07

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

8:00pm

Sat 02/07

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 02/07

MIDNIGHT DJ SET. Every saturday at midnight, mostly vinyl sets of tropcal music from around the world.
DJ K CONAN spins vintage psychedelic cumbia, Salsa, guaracha and other tropical bonbons,

Midnight

Sun 02/08 BEN MONDER - Solo. Most Sundays through February at 5.
Guitarist Ben Monder has performed with a wide variety of artists, including Jack McDuff, Marc Johnson, Lee Konitz, George Garzone, Paul Motian, and Maria Schneider. He has conducted clinics and workshops around the world, and served on the faculty of the New England Conservatory.Monder continues to perform original music internationally with his own quartet, trio, and in a duo project with vocalist Theo Bleckmann. He has appeared on over 120 CDs as a sideman, and has released five as a leader including his latest: Hydra (Sunnyside, 2013). This will be part of a series of solo performances at Barbès.

5:00pm

Sun 02/08

NATURAL FEELINGS. Inspired by the collaboration between Brazilian composer and multi-instrumentalist Hermeto Pascoal and percussionist Airto Moreira. The collective draws from the sounds and rhythms of nature, the psychedelic ‘60s and 70s and the alternate reality of our dreamworlds. Featuring: Sean Moran (guitar), Mariel Berger (piano, voice), Rene Hart (bass), Brian Adler (drums).

7:00pm

Sun 02/08

MICHAEL SHERIDAN TRIO. Classical guitarist Michael Sheridan isa student of French master guitarist Roland Dyens and feels as comfortable playing work by Villa Lobos and Bach as he does playing Django or Hungarian gypsy music. His trio allows him to explore all side of his musical personality

9:00pm

Mon 02/09

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 02/09

TROPICAL VORTEX MONDAYS!! Fighting the upcoming Polar Vortex with tropical rhythms - Tropical Vortex Mondays showcases a variety of bands and DJ playing dancing variations on trop[ical rhythms from Latinolandia and elsewhere. Every First Monday of the month:
The return of CUMBIAGRA. After a long hiatus, one of NY's pre-eminent cumbia band is back.
DJ REAGANOMICS. Originally from Detroit, DJ Reagonomics is a producer, remixer and collector who mixes Kuduro, Cumbia, Salsa, Batucada, Baile Funk and more. He has shared bills with DJ Spooky, Dj Olive, Douster and appeared at parties and festivals around the world.

9:30pm

Tue 02/10

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

7:00pm

Tue 02/10

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

9:00pm

Wed 02/11

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

8:00pm

Wed 02/11

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

10:00pm

Thu 02/12

SANDA WEIGL: Lost In The Stars: The Music Of Kurt Weill and German-expressionism songs of Weimar.
Arranged and performed by Grammy nominated viola avant master Mat Maneri and Transylvanian jazz pianist Lucian Ban. Romanian born Sanda Weigl blends gypsy music, german cabaret and jazz, mirroring her own life story. Sanda first achieved fame as a teen-age member of one of East Germany’s most popular rock band. After publicly denouncing communism and
Russia’s invasion of Czechoslovakia, she was sentenced to two years forced labor in an East Berlin factory and then, expelled to the West where she was free to continue crafting her art. She relocated to NY in the 1990’s

8:00pm

Thu 02/12

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.

10:00pm

Fri 02/13

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

8:00pm

Fri 02/13

MATUTO DO FORRO. Brazilian Carnaval in the Appalachian Mountains. Matuto's sound mixes brazilian percussion with american bluegrass and Old Timey music. Featuring Rob Curto on accordion, Clay Ross on guitar, Mike Lavalle on bass, Mazz Swift on violin, Richie Barshay on drum and Ze Mauricio on Percussion.

10:00pm

Sat 02/14

ANDERS NILSSON - the guitarist and composer will be in residence every Saturday in February.
This week: EXPOSED BLUES DUO V-day: Anders Nilsson - guitar and Fay Victor - voice.
EBD has been working since 2007 when it premiered at the "Blue Nights" festival in Marseille. The duo made a critically acclaimed cd "Bare" in 2010 and mixes up old blues tunes with Reverend Gary Davis, Ornette Coleman, Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd, all passing through the duo's own warped lens with humor, expression, quest, and beauty.

6:00pm

Sat 02/14

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

8:00pm

Sat 02/14

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

10:00pm

Sat 02/14

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

Midnight
Sun 02/15 BEN MONDER - Solo. Most Sundays through February at 5.
Guitarist Ben Monder has performed with a wide variety of artists, including Jack McDuff, Marc Johnson, Lee Konitz, George Garzone, Paul Motian, and Maria Schneider. He has conducted clinics and workshops around the world, and served on the faculty of the New England Conservatory.Monder continues to perform original music internationally with his own quartet, trio, and in a duo project with vocalist Theo Bleckmann. He has appeared on over 120 CDs as a sideman, and has released five as a leader including his latest: Hydra (Sunnyside, 2013). This will be part of a series of solo performances at Barbès.

5:00pm

Sun 02/15

THE HORNS BAND. Bassist-composer Matt Pavolka doubles on trombone and leads an aptly named quintet—with Jacob Garchik - trombone; Loren Stillman - alto; Kirk Knuffke - cornet and Mark Ferber - drums

7:00pm

Sun 02/15

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 02/16

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 02/16

TROPICAL VORTEX MONDAYS!! Fightingthe upcoming Polar Vortex with tropical rhythms - Introducing Tropical Vortex Mondays which will showcase a variety of bands and DJ playing dancing variations on trop[ical rhythms from Latinolandia and elsewhere. This week:
SPANGLISH FLY. The group is dedicated to reviving and renewing boogaloo, the sound that sprang from the street of 1960s Spanish Harlem. Featuring 11 members with origins in Puerto Rico, Cuba, Mexico, the UK., Canada, “Loisaida” and Upper Manhattan, SpanglishFlycomes together to play the mixture of soul, r & b, and Latin rhythms that was born in El Barrio.
"What Sharon Jones did for oldschool soul, what Antibalas did for Afrobeat and what Chicha Libre is doing for chicha,Spanglish Flyis doing for bugalu. As dance music, it’s irresistible." -- Lucid Culture
With DJ SONIDO CHICHADELICO. The Lima born DJ spins Peruvian psychedelic cumbia, boogaloo, guaracha and more.

9:30pm

Tue 02/17

TRIO BLASTPHEMY. A brass band in miniature, Trio Blastphemy explores the edges of what you might expect from a brass ensemble. Repertoire includes pop songs, folk music, arrangements of Works for guitar, and improvisation-driven originals. Featuring Curtis Hasselbring (trombone), Ben Holmes (trumpet) and Jacob Garchik (tuba)

7:00pm

Tue 02/17

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

9:00pm

Wed 02/18

ROB CURTO & SERGIO KRAKOWSKI Duo
Rob Curto is an accordionist, composer, arranger and keyboardist based in New York City. He is widely regarded as forró’s foremost ambassador in the States. He spent years living and playing in Brazil, completely absorbing and interpreting the country’s musical traditions. His musical collaborations also include performing and recording with Latin Grammy award winner Lila Downs, Klezmer clarinetist David Krakauer, trumpeter/composer Frank London, Punjabi Indian singer Kiran Ahluwalia and icon of Brazilian Forró, the great accordionist Dominguinhos. He is a founding member of the band Matuto.
Sergio Karkowski started his professional career at 18, playing choro in clubs in Rio de Janeiro. He has shared the stage with Maria Bethânia, Lenine, Zélia Duncan, and Beth Carvalho. He appeared on TV programs such as: Jô Soares, Altas Horas, e Sem Censura and performed at events such as the TIM Festival

8:00pm

Wed 02/18

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

10:00pm
Thu 02/19

LA VITROLA . La Vitrola pays homage to the golden era of bolero trios from Mexico. Los Tres Ases, Los Tres Reyes, Los Panchos and others were unmatched for their musicianship, lush harmonies, romantic lyrics and suave delivery. La Vitrola brings back to life this iconic music. Featuring Neha Jiwrajka on voice, Alejandro Zuleta on voice and guitar and Sebastian Cruz on requinto and voice, Edward Perez on bass and Jonathan Gomez-Cornejo on percussion.

8:00pm

Thu 02/19

 

8:00pm

Fri 02/20

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

8:00pm

Fri 02/20

BABY SODA. They play an eclectic mix influenced by New Orleans brass bands, jug music, southern gospel and hot jazz and feel at home at the Village Vanguard or playing on the street. The band features members New Orleans band the Loo

10:00pm

Sat 02/21

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

4:00pm
Sat 02/21

ANDERS NILSSON - the guitarist and composer will be in residence every Saturday in February.
This week - solo guitar.
Since the 2012 release "Night Guitar", an album of overdubbed electric guitar compositions, Anders has done solo guitar shows featuring his evocative personal music ranging from vulnerable quiet passages to distorted webs of density. The set will be a journey riding on devised structures open to withstand off-the-cuff improvisation.

6:00pm

Sat 02/21

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

8:00pm

Sat 02/21

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

10:00pm

Sat 02/21

MIDNIGHT DJ SET. Every saturday at midnight, mostly vinyl sets of tropcal music from around the world.
VIK SOHONIE of Ostinato Records spins rare records from Ethiopia as well as Senegalese Mbalax, Jamaican Dub, Haitian Kompa, Antillean Biguine, Guinea-Bissau Gumbe, and Afro-Latin fare.
VIk is a DJ, Journalist, researcher and collector. He has worked as a researcher for label Analog Africa and his knowledge of Afro Tropical music from both sides of the Atlantic is unmatched. And, he will make you dance.

Midnight
Sun 02/22

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

7:00pm

Sun 02/22

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 02/23

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 02/23

TROPICAL VORTEX MONDAYS!! Fighting Polar Vortex with tropical rhythms - Introducing Tropical Vortex Mondays which will showcase a variety of bands and DJ playing dancing variations on trop[ical rhythms from Latinolandia and elsewhere. This Week:
SUPERMAMBO! A Vibes Tribute to TITO PUENTE . Mambo King and timbalero extraordinaire Tito Puente was also an accomplished vibraphone player. The instrument was prominently featured on his early mambo recordings. Felipe Fournier is a percussionist and vibes player from Costa Rica who plays with classic Salsa outfit Our Latin Thing and Ruben Blades. His tribute to Tito Puente emphasizes the King of the Timbales’ Mambo years and vibes performance.

9:30pm

Tue 02/24

PIERS FACCINI. Born in England to an Italian father and an English mother, Faccini spent his early adulthood between London and Paris and is now based in the south of France. Over the years, PIers has collaborated with a wide variety of musicians and singers including Rokia Traore, Bhusi Mhlongo, Ben Harper, Ballake Sissoko, Vincent Segal, Camille, Francesca Beard, Seb Martel and Ibrahim Maalouf among others. Faccini's latest album, Songs Of Time Lost, a collaboration with cellist Vincent Segal, was included on NPR's top ten world music list.

7:00pm

Tue 02/24

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

9:00pm

Wed 02/25

THE BUSHWICK BOOK CLUB

8:00pm

Wed 02/25

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

10:00pm

Thu 02/26

WEIRD WEDNESDAYS (on Thursdays). Episode 21!
Terry Dame presents an ongoing monthly music series dedicated to instrument inventors and players of found objects and other musical oddities. Dame is a composer, multi-instrumentalist and instrument builder and leader of the invented instrument ensemble Electric Junkyard Gamelan. Terry Dame's WeirdWednesdays did start on a Wednesday, but to make it weirder, it will be now happen every last Thursday of the month…because Thursday is the weirdest Wednesday of all.

7:30pm

Thu 02/26

ESZTER BALINT w/ Chris Cochrane. The composer and violinist will be accompanied by one of New York's most inventive and fiercely passionate players, guitarist/composer/songwriter Chris "Miss Balint has her own film noir sensibility as a songwriter. She puts arty twists into back-alley Americana... but the cleverness is not the point. She slips inside her characters to project their restlessness and longing." Jon Pareles, The New York Times.

10:00pm

Fri 02/27

DEMBAYA. Denbaya features various artists from the African Diaspora as well as established New York musicians. Denbaya (which means family in Bambara) performs original compositions steeped in the West African rhythmic and musical tradition with influences that range from jazz and rock to reggae while remaining true to the spirit of Malian music the band is sourced form a collective of musicians that includes master drummer, singer and composer Makane Kouyate, Kora players Yacouba Diabate, Bassists Thierno Camara and Abu Denbele, pianist John Austria, guitarist Sori Koite, percussionist Jose Ramon Rosario .

8:00pm

Fri 02/27

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

10:00pm
Sat 02/28

ANDERS NILSSON - the guitarist and composer will be in residence every Saturday in February.
This week - ANDERS NILSSON GROUP with. special guest Peter Apfelbaum.
Peter Apfelbaum - sax & percussion, Anders Nilsson - electric guitar, David Ambrosio - bass, Satoshi Takeishi - drums and percussion
A set of Anders' jammier tunes drawing from his whole musical history, touching on his AORTA records, with two of his favorite cohorts Satoshi Takeishi and David Ambrosio and special guest Peter Apfelbaum. "Deep Purple meets World Music".

6:00pm

Sat 02/28

SVETLANA and the EASTERN BLOKHEDZ. Ever wonder what Boris & Natasha danced to on Friday nights after grappling with moose and squirrel? Wonder no more! The air will be filled with the sounds of Ordjonikidze guitars, Topaz electric organs and Electron 110 amplifiers as we play an entire album of 1968 Soviet pop. Come join Svetlana Shmulyian (vocal), Patrick Farrell (keyboards), Izaak Mills (organ, sax, vocal, sound effects), Quince Marcum (vocal, horn, tympani), Wade Ripka (guitar, vocal), Nick Cudahy (bass), Russ Meissner(drums).

8:00pm

Sat 02/28

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

10:00pm

Sat 02/28

MIDNIGHT DJ SET. Every saturday at midnight, mostly vinyl sets of tropcal music from around the world.
SONIDO CHICHADELICO.
The Lima born DJ spins Peruvian psychedelic cumbia, boogaloo, guaracha and more.

Midnight

Sun 03/01

LENI STERN. Acclaimed guitarist and vocalist Leni Stern brings her African music ensemble to Barbés. The music juxtaposes Stern's trademark inventive guitar and vocal explorations with the indigenous sounds of accomplished African instrumentalists. The result is at once haunting, exuberant, cinematic, personal and resoundingly assured. Featuring Leni Stern on n'goni, electric guitar, vocals, and calabash/Alioune Faye on sabar and djembe/Mamadou Ba on electric bass

7:00pm

Sun 03/01

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 03/02

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 03/02

TROPICAL VORTEX MONDAYS!! Fightingthe upcoming Polar Vortex with tropical rhythms - Introducing Tropical Vortex Mondays which will showcase a variety of bands and DJ playing dancing variations on trop[ical rhythms from Latinolandia and elsewhere.

9:30pm

Tue 03/03

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

9:00pm

Wed 03/04

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

10:00pm
Sun 03/08

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 03/09

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 03/09

TROPICAL VORTEX MONDAYS!! Fightingthe upcoming Polar Vortex with tropical rhythms - Introducing Tropical Vortex Mondays which will showcase a variety of bands and DJ playing dancing variations on trop[ical rhythms from Latinolandia and elsewhere.

9:30pm

Tue 03/10

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

9:00pm

Wed 03/11

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

10:00pm
Sun 03/15

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 03/16

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 03/16

TROPICAL VORTEX MONDAYS!! Fightingthe upcoming Polar Vortex with tropical rhythms - Introducing Tropical Vortex Mondays which will showcase a variety of bands and DJ playing dancing variations on trop[ical rhythms from Latinolandia and elsewhere.

9:30pm

Tue 03/17

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

9:00pm

Wed 03/18

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

10:00pm
Sun 03/22

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 03/23

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 03/23

TROPICAL VORTEX MONDAYS!! Fightingthe upcoming Polar Vortex with tropical rhythms - Introducing Tropical Vortex Mondays which will showcase a variety of bands and DJ playing dancing variations on trop[ical rhythms from Latinolandia and elsewhere.

9:30pm

Tue 03/24

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

9:00pm

Wed 03/25

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

10:00pm
Sun 03/29

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 03/30

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 03/30

TROPICAL VORTEX MONDAYS!! Fightingthe upcoming Polar Vortex with tropical rhythms - Introducing Tropical Vortex Mondays which will showcase a variety of bands and DJ playing dancing variations on trop[ical rhythms from Latinolandia and elsewhere.

9:30pm

Tue 03/31

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

9:00pm

Wed 04/01

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

10:00pm
 


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