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CHICHA LIBRE at Pioneer Works
Friday 11/21
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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
October


Thu 10/30

WEIRD WEDNESDAYS (on Thursdays). 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.
Episode 18
October is weird Spaniard month. Terry Dame teams up with visual artist Federico Muelas to present Sonic Graphite 2B (SG2B). An interactive sound and visual piece in which the artists create sound compositions by drawing with conductive 2B graphite bars. This month also features new work by Merche Blasco performing on original gestural controllers created with ceramics pieces, and optical Theremins.

7:30pm

Thu 10/30

KOTORINO. Even in a music scene saturated with 'chamber-pop' bands and odd instrumentation, Kotorino stands out with its use of all variety of winds, strings, and other musical gadgetry. The music itself is omnivorous in its source material, quite pretty, and downright haunting. Kotorino includes Jeff Morris on guitar, words and birds, Estelle Bajou and Molly White on vocals, violins and verve, brother Jerome Morris on the batterie required, Sara Zar on musical sawesome, Liz Prince on tuba and invasive procedures, Mike Brown on upstanding bass, Stefan Zeniuk on reeds and rites and Jesse Selengut - trumpestuousness.

10:00pm

Fri 10/31

DIRTY WALTZ PROJECT. Dirty Waltz Project's motto is "Where there is a will there is a waltz." They believe that songs in three-four time (or multiples thereof) are a gateway to unleashing unconscious desires that lead to pure, unadulterated states. With Kate Prascher (mandolin, vocals), Mike Shapiro (harmonica, keys, vocals), Susie Greenebaum (violin), Rob Rapley (guitar), Mollie McQuarrie (accordion), and Chris Nattrass (bass).

8:00pm

Fri 10/31

A KORNUCOPIA: Singer Tamar Korn of the Brain Cloud and the late Cangelosi Cards leads a horns and piano-based amalgam of musicians she loves. For the last decade she has been a New York-based vocalist playing a repertoire steeped in traditional New Orleans and early jazz, western swing, and American roots music. Her love is of singing songs both lyrically as well as "instrumentally" playing her voice. Tamar also often joins Baby Soda jazz band, The Grand Street Stompers (Gordon Au), occasionally violinist Mark O'Connor, as well as Irish folklorist and tenor banjo and bouzouki player Mick Moloney. Expect a special halloween rendition of 1920's classic "I'm a Jazz Vampire"

10:00pm

November


Sat 11/01

SONGS FOR UNUSUAL CREATURES. Every First Saturday Of the Month!
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 11/01

THE UNIVERSAL THUMP & FRIENDS. Every Saturday in November. This week with special guest PETE GALUB.
The Universal Thump is a duo (at times expanding into orchestral proportions) featuring Australian singer-songwriter-pianist, Greta Gertler Gold & drummer-producer, Adam Gold. Their debut eponymous album (2012) was met with great critical acclaim - “A psychedelic journey of multiple identities as told by Gertler in her transporting, angelic soprano, backed by layers of organs, girl-group harmonies, strings, brass, percussion and what can only be described as futuristic whale noises.” – NPR ‘Song of the Day’ - and they went on to win Best Music Producers (Vox Pop) in the Independent Music Awards. They have toured the US, Australia and Europe, organized a Benefit Concert performance of George Harrison's 'All Things Must Pass' at The Bell House. Later this year, they will be releasing a new EP, 'Walking the Cat', which they recorded at Abbey Road Studios in London earlier this yea. They will be performing a brand new set of music. They will be joined by a special guest collaborator each week, who will perform their own set first. Expect a lot of harmony singing

6:00pm

Sat 11/01 XALAM . Brandon Terzic and Pyeng Threadgill trace the roots of American Blues to Africa, playing the music of the great Robert Johnson through the lens of traditional African music. With Brandon Terzic on oud and ngoni, Matt Kilmer on percussion andMatt Darriau on saxophone and kaval.

8:00pm

Sat 11/01

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

10:00pm

Sat 11/01

DJ OXALA spins vintage Merengue, Salsa, Cumbia and other mostly tropical offerings.

Midnight

Sun 11/02

LJOVA. In residence every Sunday at 5:00pm, until December 14. This week:
Ljova (fadolín, viola and loops), with Miki-Sophia Cloud (violin) and Juan Pablo Jofre Romarion (bandoneon).. :)
Hailed by the New York Times as “dizzyingly versatile.… strikingly original and soulful”, Ljova (Lev Zhurbin) was born in Moscow and moved to New York at the age of 12. He divides his time between composing for the concert stage, contemporary dance & film, leading his own ensemble Ljova and the Kontraband, as well as a busy career as a freelance violist, violinist & arranger. Among recent projects is a string quartet for Brooklyn Rider, a commission for Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Project, arrangements for the Brooklyn Philharmonic, and the Mexican songwriter Natalia Lafourcade,.

5:00pm

Sun 11/02

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

7:00pm

Sun 11/02

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

9:00pm

Mon 11/03

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

7:00pm

Mon 11/03

TROPICAL VORTEX MONDAYS!
Fighitng the 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 11/04

LITVAKUS. Founded in 2010 by Belarus musicians and scholar Dmitri Zisl Slepovitch Litvakus focuses on the lost and found Belarusian Jewish repertoire discovered by Zisl over his years scholarly research. Litvakus works against expectations and stereotypes, avoiding standard Klezmer repertoire and performing at clubs, theaters, JCCs, and festivals.

7:00pm

Tue 11/04

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

9:00pm

Wed 11/05

75 DOLLAR BILL. Rick Brown and Che Chen play an idiosyncratic take on Mauritanian music using homemade percussion and electric guitar. Their music doesn't strive to any sort of authenticity, yet conjures up the best of African desert music. It is both beautiful and hypnotic Read what Ben Ratliff had to say about them in the NY Times, including the fact that Rick Brown's "equipment looked as if it cost no more than a pretty good sandwich."

8:00pm

Wed 11/05

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 11/06 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 11/06 ANDY STATMAN. A truly extraordinary artist, Andy Statman began his career in the 70’s as a virtuoso Mandolinist who studied and performed David Grisman, went on to study clarinet the legendary Dave Tarras and became one of the main architect of a Klezmer revival which started out 30 years ago and has since informed and influenced folk, Jazz and improvised music forms. Andy draws equally from hassidic melodies, folk tunes from new and old worlds alike and Albert Ayler-influenced free-improv. The result reads like a very personal search for the sacred based both on traditions and introspection. $10

10:00pm

Fri 11/07 PERCY JONES AND MJ-12. An improvisational trio that takes various starting points of jazz/rock fusion, psychedelia and ambient noise and develop them in unpredictable directions. With Percy Jones (Brand X, Eno) fretless bass, Stephen Moses (Alice Donut) drums; Chris Bacas - sax and David Phelps - guitar.

8:00pm

Fri 11/07

OLA FRESCA. The swinging, fearless, post Fania, original tropical Latin dance music of Ola Fresca bridges Cuban son, salsa, timba, & funk with a tight trombone driven sound led by Jose Conde with music that NY Times says is good for “Dancing and thinking".

10:00pm

Sat 11/08

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 11/08

THE UNIVERSAL THUMP & FRIENDS. Every Saturday in November.
The Universal Thump is a duo (at times expanding into orchestral proportions) featuring Australian singer-songwriter-pianist, Greta Gertler Gold & drummer-producer, Adam Gold. Their debut eponymous album (2012) was met with great critical acclaim - “A psychedelic journey of multiple identities as told by Gertler in her transporting, angelic soprano, backed by layers of organs, girl-group harmonies, strings, brass, percussion and what can only be described as futuristic whale noises.” – NPR ‘Song of the Day’ - and they went on to win Best Music Producers (Vox Pop) in the Independent Music Awards. They have toured the US, Australia and Europe, organized a Benefit Concert performance of George Harrison's 'All Things Must Pass' at The Bell House. Later this year, they will be releasing a new EP, 'Walking the Cat', which they recorded at Abbey Road Studios in London earlier this yea. They will be performing a brand new set of music. They will be joined by a special guest collaborator each week, who will perform their own set first. Expect a lot of harmony singing

6:00pm

Sat 11/08

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 Cot- bass and Garo Yellin.

8:00pm

Sat 11/08

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 11/08

DJ K CONAN spins vintage psychedelic cumbia, Salsa, guaracha and other tropical bonbons.

Midnight

Sun 11/09

LJOVA. In residence every Sunday at 5:00pm, until December 14. This week:
INNA BARMASH/ Yiddish Lullabies and Love Songs. With Inna Barmash(vocal) Shoko Nagai (accordion), Ljova (viola & fadolín), Dmitry Ishenko (bass), and special guest Sam Sadigursky (clarinet).
Hailed by the New York Times as “dizzyingly versatile.… strikingly original and soulful”, Ljova (Lev Zhurbin) was born in Moscow and moved to New York at the age of 12. He divides his time between composing for the concert stage, contemporary dance & film, leading his own ensemble Ljova and the Kontraband, as well as a busy career as a freelance violist, violinist & arranger. Among recent projects is a string quartet for Brooklyn Rider, a commission for Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Project, arrangements for the Brooklyn Philharmonic, and the Mexican songwriter Natalia Lafourcade,.

5:00pm

Sun 11/09

BARBES CLASSICAL
Barbès and the Concert Artist Guild present some of the best new talent in the classical music world. This month:

ALEXI KENNEY withYannick Rafalimanana. The young violinist has been praised for his “beautiful, aching tone” by Strings magazine for his performance of the Sibelius Violin Concerto with the China Philharmonic Orchestra in Beijing. Alexi has given recitals at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., Napa’s Festival del Sole, and the Mondavi Center, and he has been featured on NPR’s “From the Top.” He will be joined by French pianist Yannick Rafalimanana. They will perform Janacek Sonata and Beethoven Sonata, Op. 96..

7:00pm

Sun 11/09

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

9:00pm

Mon 11/10

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

7:00pm

Mon 11/10

TROPICAL VORTEX MONDAYS!
Fighting the upcoming Polar Vortex with tropical rhythms – Each week, we will showcase various bands and DJs playing dancing variations on tropical rhythms from Latinolandia and elsewhere.
SUPERMAMBO! A Vibes Tribute to TITO PUENTE . Tito Puente is probably the world's most recognizable timbales player. Puente was also an very accomplished vibrobphone player. The instrument was prominently featured on his early mambo recordings. Felipe Fournier is a percussionist and vibes player from Costa Rica who navigates between jazz and salsa. He has recently moved to New York and 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 11/11

BEN HOLMES & PATRICK FARRELL. Trumpeter Ben Holmes and accordionist Patrick Farrell share a 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 a general love of a solid melody. Their 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.

7:00pm

Tue 11/11

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

9:00pm

Wed 11/12

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

8:00pm

Wed 11/12

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

10:00pm

Thu 11/13

SANDA WEIGL. Romanian-born Sanda Weigl has had a tumultuous career, first as a singer for the popular east-german rock band Team 4, then as an imprisoned dissident and finally as a New York -based musician who has collaborated with such luminaries as Robert Wilson and (the late) Pina Baush. Her latest album, Gypsy in a Tree, was dedicated to the Romanian Gypsy songs of her childhood. With Peter Stan-accordion; Jake Shulman-Ment - fiddle; Eleonore Weill - gluier and Branco Brinarsky - bass 8:00pm

Thu 11/13

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 11/14

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 11/14

ETHAN LIPTON & HIS ORCHESTRA. A soulful singer of wry, original songs, Ethan Lipton delivers tales of misfortunate everymen in deft, lyrical packages. His songs are steeped in American traditions of yore (jazz, blues, country), but his subjects are thoroughly modern (thrift stores, office crushes, renaissance faires). It all adds up to a hilariously cockeyed view of an odd, disjointed age. 10:00pm
Sat 11/15

THE UNIVERSAL THUMP & FRIENDS. Every Saturday in November. This week with RACHEL TAYLOR BROWN (Portland)
The Universal Thump is a duo (at times expanding into orchestral proportions) featuring Australian singer-songwriter-pianist, Greta Gertler Gold & drummer-producer, Adam Gold. Their debut eponymous album (2012) was met with great critical acclaim - “A psychedelic journey of multiple identities as told by Gertler in her transporting, angelic soprano, backed by layers of organs, girl-group harmonies, strings, brass, percussion and what can only be described as futuristic whale noises.” – NPR ‘Song of the Day’ - and they went on to win Best Music Producers (Vox Pop) in the Independent Music Awards. They have toured the US, Australia and Europe, organized a Benefit Concert performance of George Harrison's 'All Things Must Pass' at The Bell House. Later this year, they will be releasing a new EP, 'Walking the Cat', which they recorded at Abbey Road Studios in London earlier this yea. They will be performing a brand new set of music. They will be joined by a special guest collaborator each week, who will perform their own set first. Expect a lot of harmony singing

6:00pm

Sat 11/15

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

8:00pm

Sat 11/15

LAS RUBIAS DEL NORTE. Their sound is a re-invention, a nostalgic throwback to a time and place mostly imagined where Peruvian waltzes, Andean huaynos and Cuban Guajiras mix with French opera, Cowboy tunes and Bollywood classics. The result plays like a dreamy soundtrack with classical harmonies set to a Latin beat. Their last album, Ziguala was an attempt to imagine what a pop record would sound like had the global Latin influence which was so prevalent until the early 60's had continued its course without interruption -with forays into Bollywood, Sicilian songs, Bertolt Brecht and Yéyé.

10:00pm

Sat 11/15

DJ K CONAN spins vintage psychedelic cumbia, Salsa, guaracha and other tropical bonbons.

Midnight

Sun 11/15

LJOVA. In residence every Sunday at 5:00pm, until December 14. This week:
LJOVA with SANDA WEIGL— Romanian songs — Sanda Weigl (vocal), Ljova (viola / fadolín and loops)
Hailed by the New York Times as “dizzyingly versatile.… strikingly original and soulful”, LJOVA (Lev Zhurbin) was born in Moscow and moved to New York at the age of 12. He divides his time between composing for the concert stage, contemporary dance & film, leading his own ensemble Ljova and the Kontraband, as well as a busy career as a freelance violist, violinist & arranger. Among recent projects is a string quartet for Brooklyn Rider, a commission for Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Project, arrangements for the Brooklyn Philharmonic, and the Mexican songwriter Natalia Lafourcade,.

5:00pm

Sun 11/16

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 11/16

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

9:00pm

Mon 11/17

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

7:00pm

Mon 11/17

TROPICAL VORTEX MONDAYS!
Fighitng the upcoming Polar Vortex with tropical rhythms - This week:
Names You Can Trust presents MICRO TROPICAL!
An evening of Vintage Tropical music from around the globe featuring record selectors
Greenwood Rhythm Coalition (NYCT) plus Live Percussion / Jam Session from El Combo Chimbita (NYCT / MAKU)

9:30pm

Tue 11/18

Album release party for:
MICHAEL HEARST'S SONGS FOR FEARFUL FLYERS. It’s estimated that one in five people have a fear of flying. Michael Hearst is one of those people. His new album tries to allay those fears with songs such as It’s Only A Sound, Alprazolam and Like Bumps In The Road. Narration courtesy of fellow fearful flyer Whoopi Goldberg. A stewardess will serve mini cocktails, leg room will be limited and our uncomfortable seats will be outfitted with vomit bags. Some music will be played.

7:00pm

Tue 11/18

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

9:00pm

Wed 11/19

SUPERETTE. Chris Lightcap (best known for his work with Craig Taborn, Matt Wilson, Regina Carter and his critically acclaimed supergroup Bigmouth) conceived the group to be a new spin on the the often-neglected classic instrumental rock outfit. Each member is a fearless improvisor with vast experience across the entire spectrum of contemporary music. Together they explore the nexus of surf, west african music, garage and beyond. Performing original music as well as covers of Skip Spence, Tom Verlaine, Link Wray and others. With Chris Lightcap, bass; Curtis Hasselbring, guitar; Jonathan Goldbrger, guitar; Dan Rieser, drums.

7;30:00pm

Wed 11/19

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

10:00pm

Thu 11/20
&
Fri 11/21

SLAVIC SOUL PARTY Plays DUKE ELLINGTON'S FAR EAST SUITE.
Four special Performances. $12 per set.
Get your tickets in advance through BrownPaperTickets.
Slavic Soul Party! re-imagines Duke Ellington's iconic Far East Suite through the filter of East European brass bands discovering an exotic American sound, playing with the idea of "the east" and "the exotic tinge". Inspired by Duke Ellington's world tour in 1963 (which was cut short upon the assasination of JFK), the Far East Suite is full of sounds from the Mediterranean and beyond, amazing compositions, and ecstatic playing – which make it an alluring jumping off point for SSP! Matt Moran & Chris Stromquist (percussion), Peter Stan (accordion), John Carlson & Kenny Warren (trumpets), Peter Hess (alto sax/clarinet), Matt Musselman & Tim Vaughn (trombones), Ron Caswell (tuba).
Watch Duke playing Isfahan live.
"Parts of SSP's reinterpretation sounds like a Bulgarian wedding, others like a gypsy jazz funeral in New Orleans [...] it all sounds like Duke Ellington." Will Friedwald. WSJ.

8:00pm & 10:00pm
Sat 11/22

THE UNIVERSAL THUMP & FRIENDS. Every Saturday in November. This week with OREN BLOEDOW (Elysian Fields).
The Universal Thump is a duo (at times expanding into orchestral proportions) featuring Australian singer-songwriter-pianist, Greta Gertler Gold & drummer-producer, Adam Gold. Their debut eponymous album (2012) was met with great critical acclaim - “A psychedelic journey of multiple identities as told by Gertler in her transporting, angelic soprano, backed by layers of organs, girl-group harmonies, strings, brass, percussion and what can only be described as futuristic whale noises.” – NPR ‘Song of the Day’ - and they went on to win Best Music Producers (Vox Pop) in the Independent Music Awards. They have toured the US, Australia and Europe, organized a Benefit Concert performance of George Harrison's 'All Things Must Pass' at The Bell House. Later this year, they will be releasing a new EP, 'Walking the Cat', which they recorded at Abbey Road Studios in London earlier this yea. They will be performing a brand new set of music. They will be joined by a special guest collaborator each week, who will perform their own set first. Expect a lot of harmony singing

6:00pm

Sat 11/22

MAMIE MINCH. Raised on the music of John Hurt, Rev. Davis and Memphis Minnie, Mamie can sometimes sound like her deceased mentors, but don't mistake her for a revivalist. She keeps it fresh with a definite gritty, contemporary edge. Mamie will be in residence every Saturday in October, in a variety of configurations including solo, with special guests, and with Mamie and Her business.

8:00pm

Sat 11/22

FORRO DANCE PARTY with Rob Curto, Clay Ross, Zé Mauricio, Mike Lavalle, and Special Guests. Rob Curto and friends play Northeastern Brazil's traditional "forro de serra" performed with a style born out of New York City's diverse and dynamic musical culture. Forro is the accordion-based party music of the serto, the dry interior of the Brazilian Northeast. Featuring accordionist Rob Curto - widely considered the foremost ambassador of Forro in the US, the band creates a sound that deeply respects the great masters of forro. Curto's virtuoso accordion playing and the band's diverse musical influences bring a fresh perspective to forro with improvisation, original compositions and innovations in rhythm and harmony. ."

10:00pm

Sat 11/22

MIDNIGHT DJs play all manner of vintage tropical grooves.

Midnight

Sun 11/23

LJOVA. In residence every Sunday at 5:00pm, until December 14.
Hailed by the New York Times as “dizzyingly versatile.… strikingly original and soulful”, LJOVA (Lev Zhurbin) was born in Moscow and moved to New York at the age of 12. He divides his time between composing for the concert stage, contemporary dance & film, leading his own ensemble Ljova and the Kontraband, as well as a busy career as a freelance violist, violinist & arranger. Among recent projects is a string quartet for Brooklyn Rider, a commission for Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Project, arrangements for the Brooklyn Philharmonic, and the Mexican songwriter Natalia Lafourcade,.

5:00pm

Sun 11/23

ZEPHANIAH AND THE 18 WHEELERS. Featuring Jim Campilongo, Gerald Menke, Roy Williams ,Scott Colberg, Nick Anderson and Zephaniah O'Hara. Zephaniah and the 18 Wheelers dig into a specific chapter in the American songbook with appreciation and virtuosity that "Truck Drivers" everywhere could appreciate.
Drawing material and inspiration from Red Simpson, Del Reeves, Red Sovine, Ernest Tubb, and long lost hidden gems discovered by enthused detective work, Zephaniah and the 18 Wheelers run the gamut from "tear jerkers" to "gear jammers" that create a great musical experience for all music fans.
Zephaniah O'Hora, aside from being a world-class singer/storyteller, is an accomplished songwriter who has written classic "Truck" songs for the new millenium that feature guitar virtuoso Jim Campilongo. The end result is always exciting, mostly serious and often fun.

7:00pm

Sun 11/23

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

9:00pm

Mon 11/24

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

7:00pm

Mon 11/24

TROPICAL VORTEX MONDAYS!
Fighting the upcoming Polar Vortex with tropical rhythms – Each week, we will showcase various bands and DJs playing dancing variations on tropical rhythms from Latinolandia and elsewhere. This Week:
SUPERMAMBO! A Vibes Tribute to TITO PUENTE . Tito Puente is probably the world's most recognizable timbales player. Puente was also an very accomplished vibrobphone player. The instrument was prominently featured on his early mambo recordings. Felipe Fournier is a percussionist and vibes player from Costa Rica who navigates between jazz and salsa. He has recently moved to New York and 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 11/25

MAX JOHNSON, MICHAEL ATTIAS, TOM RAINEY.
Three of New York's top improvisers bring their unique sound to Barbes. There will twists, turns, suspense and a smattering of good music! Michael Attias - saxophones; Max Johnson - bass and Tom Rainey - drums.

7:00pm

Tue 11/25

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

9:00pm

Wed 11/26

QUE VLO-VE?. Que Vlo-Ve? plays songs of heartbreak, addiction and sketchy career choices from the Rebetika songbook, the urban blues of 1920s Greece. With Quince Marcum - vocals; Wade Ripka - guitar; Maya Shanker - violin and Izaak Mills - guitar.

8:00pm

Wed 11/26

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

10:00pm

Thu 11/27

yes, it is THANKSGIVING and we are OPEN.
Come thank your bartender. Watch movies. Maybe catch some music. And enjoy the therapeutical benefits of drinking on this sometimes thankless day.

 

Fri 11/28

THE JOEL FORRESTER QUINTET. Joel Forrester is the composer of more than 1600 tunes, a versatile and accomplished jazz pianist, leader of his own quintet and prolific recording artist. He has performed in an extraordinary diversity of settings – from large ensembles to a duet setting with a tap dancer! His playing draws from stride, boogie-woogie, bebop, trance and what he likes to call ‘salon pieces’ but each composition bears the stamp of this most individual artist. With Christina Clare - vocals; Vito Dieterle - tenor; David Hofstra - bass and Matthew Garrity - drums.

8:00pm

Fri 11/28

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

10:00pm
Sat 11/29

THE UNIVERSAL THUMP & FRIENDS. Every Saturday in November. This week with special guest
The Universal Thump is a duo (at times expanding into orchestral proportions) featuring Australian singer-songwriter-pianist, Greta Gertler Gold & drummer-producer, Adam Gold. Their debut eponymous album (2012) was met with great critical acclaim - “A psychedelic journey of multiple identities as told by Gertler in her transporting, angelic soprano, backed by layers of organs, girl-group harmonies, strings, brass, percussion and what can only be described as futuristic whale noises.” – NPR ‘Song of the Day’ - and they went on to win Best Music Producers (Vox Pop) in the Independent Music Awards. They have toured the US, Australia and Europe, organized a Benefit Concert performance of George Harrison's 'All Things Must Pass' at The Bell House. Later this year, they will be releasing a new EP, 'Walking the Cat', which they recorded at Abbey Road Studios in London earlier this yea. They will be performing a brand new set of music. They will be joined by a special guest collaborator each week, who will perform their own set first. Expect a lot of harmony singing

6:00pm

Sat 11/29

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 11/29

JAMES FEARNLEY. In 1977, at the beginning of the punk explosion, James Fearnley became the last guitarist for the Nipple Erectors, the London-based punk band fronted by Shane MacGowan.
In August 1982, MacGowan invited Fearnley to be the accordion-player for his latest project: a group to play Irish traditional songs fueled by the punk ethos, called Pogue Mahone. In their tumultuous, twelve-year career, the Pogues released six studio albums and gained international renown. As the Pogues’ only ‘musician’, earning him the sobriquet ‘Maestro Jimmy’, Fearnley helped anchor the Pogues’ careening folk-punk with his metronomic guitar-playing and to widen its scope by the inclusion of piano, cello, hammered dulcimer and percussion, and by string arrangements such as that in the perennial Christmas anthem, ‘Fairytale of New York’.
2012 saw the publication of ‘Here Comes Everybody’ - James’s memoir of the first twelve years of the Pogues’ career. The book has recently been published in the US and in support of the book’s US publication, James enlisted a group of NY musicians to perform songs at readings across New York. James will re-assemble accordionist Nathan Koci, bouzouki- and banjo-player, Sean Condron, guitarist Mark McAdam, bassist George Rush and drummer Aaron Latos for his engagement at Barbès.

10:00pm

Sat 11/29

MIDNIGHT DJs play all manner of vintage tropical grooves.

Midnight

Sun 11/30

LJOVA. In residence every Sunday at 5:00pm, until December 14. This week:
TANGO BLUES — Ljova (viola / fadolín), Charlie Burnham (violin) and Pablo Aslan (bass)
Hailed by the New York Times as “dizzyingly versatile.… strikingly original and soulful”, LJOVA (Lev Zhurbin) was born in Moscow and moved to New York at the age of 12. He divides his time between composing for the concert stage, contemporary dance & film, leading his own ensemble Ljova and the Kontraband, as well as a busy career as a freelance violist, violinist & arranger. Among recent projects is a string quartet for Brooklyn Rider, a commission for Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Project, arrangements for the Brooklyn Philharmonic, and the Mexican songwriter Natalia Lafourcade,.

5:00pm

Sun 11/30

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.

7:00pm

Sun 11/30

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

9:00pm

December


Mon 12/01

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

7:00pm

Mon 12/01

TROPICAL VORTEX MONDAYS!
Fighitng the 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 12/02

PARADOX TRIO. Matt Darriau's decade-llong exploration of Balkan music has had a tremendous impact on an entire generation of musicians. For the first time in a years, he has assembled the original cast , featuring Rufus Cappadocia - cello, Brad Shepik- guitar, Seido Salifoski dumbeks/percussion and Matt Darriau - Reeds, Kaval and Gaida.

7:00pm

Tue 12/02

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

9:00pm

Wed 12/03

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

8:00pm

Wed 12/03

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

10:00pm

Thu 12/04

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

8:00pm

Thu 12/04

CUMBIA RIVER BAND. 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.

10:00pm

Fri 12/05

BEN SIDRAN. Multi instrumentalist, producer, composer Sidran got his start writing songs professionally as a teenager when the Steve Miller Band recorded four of his tunes. Years later, Sidran would co-produce the Academy Award winning song "Al Otro Lado Del Rio" from the film The Motorcycle Diaries. As a drummer and record maker, he has worked with artists ranging from Mark Murphy to Massive Attack. Here he presents his new solo album "Mucho Leo" - the material unites his jazz, latin, soul and songwriter influences into one unusual blend. Leo Sidran (guitar, vocal), Tim Luntzel (bass), Brian Wolfe (drums), Randy Ingram (piano). "Michael Franks and Manu Chao play twister while Jorge Drexler observes." - Geets Romo

8:00pm

Fri 12/05

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

10:00pm
Sat 12/06

SONGS FOR UNUSUAL CREATURES. Every First Saturday Of the Month!
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 12/06

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 12/06

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

4:00pm

Sat 12/06

MIDNIGHT DJs play all manner of vintage tropical grooves.

Midnight

Sun 12/07

LJOVA. In residence every Sunday at 5:00pm, until December 14. This week:
Ljova and the Kontraband expanded with special guests Kinan Azmeh (clarinet) and Johnny Gandelsman (violin). New works. with Ljova (viola / fadolín), Inna Barmash (vocal), Patrick Farrell (accordion), Jordan Morton (bass), and Mathias Künzli (percussion)
Hailed by the New York Times as “dizzyingly versatile.… strikingly original and soulful”, Ljova (Lev Zhurbin) was born in Moscow and moved to New York at the age of 12. He divides his time between composing for the concert stage, contemporary dance & film, leading his own ensemble Ljova and the Kontraband, as well as a busy career as a freelance violist, violinist & arranger. Among recent projects is a string quartet for Brooklyn Rider, a commission for Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Project, arrangements for the Brooklyn Philharmonic, and the Mexican songwriter Natalia Lafourcade.

5:00pm

Sun 12/07

The Balagan Companie presents: ARPA. A set of poems by Occitan poet Max Rouquette set to music by Miquèu Montanaro.
The Balagan Cie, based in the heart of Occitan country, in southwestern France, was created in 1999 to develop projects that combine “newtraditional music” with other arts (circus, sculpture, writing, dance) under the artistic direction of François Heim (accordionist and composer). Featuring Miquèu Montanaro, flutes and galoubet-tambourin; Roxane Martin, harp; Special guests: Jake Shulman, violin and Eleonore Weill, flutes.

7:00pm

Sun 12/07

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

9:00pm

Mon 12/08

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

7:00pm

Mon 12/08

BARBES TROPICAL! Fighitng the 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 12/09

KARINA COLIS. Mexican drummer percussionist and vocalist Karina Colis (Chicha Libre, Gregorio Uribe) will perform her own arrangements of traditional songs from Mexico, Colombia and Venezuela as well as some of her original compositions Her musical work is characterized by a diversity of rhythms and styles, combining the roots of various Latin/South American tradition with jazz and Pop.
With Karina Colis-drums; Vocals; Felipe Fournier-vibrophone; Eric Kurimski-guitar and Luis Guzman-Bass.

7:00pm

Tue 12/09

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

9:00pm

Wed 12/10

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

10:00pm
Sun 12/14

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

9:00pm

Mon 12/15

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

7:00pm

Mon 12/15

TROPICAL VORTEX MONDAYS!
Fighitng the 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 12/16

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

9:00pm

Wed 12/17

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

10:00pm
Sun 12/21

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

9:00pm

Mon 12/22

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

7:00pm

Mon 12/22

BARBES TROPICAL! Fighitng the 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 12/23

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

9:00pm

Wed 12/24

CHRISTMAS EVE, WITH THE MANDINGO AMBASSADORS.
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 12/27

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 12/28

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 12/28

TROPICAL VORTEX MONDAYS!
Fighitng the 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 12/29

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

9:00pm

Wed 12/30

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

10:00pm
Sun 01/04

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 01/05

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 01/05

BARBES TROPICAL! Fighitng the 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 01/06

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

9:00pm

Wed 01/07

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

 

 

 

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