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BANDA DE LOS MUERTOS celebrate their debut album at
Pioneer Work - Friday Sept 18th. With MARIACHI FLOR DE TOLOACHE.

 

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
August


Sat 08/01

RADIO JAROCHO. Radio Jarocho plays son jarocho music fashioned after the towns, musicians, and swampy countryside that created it in Veracruz, Mexico. They also write their own tailor them with assorted influences, creating a contemporary repertoire that captures the spirit of the traditional style.

8:00pm

Sat 08/01

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

10:00pm
Sat 08/01

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

Midnight

Sun 08/02

BEN MONDER - Solo. 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.Mondercontinues 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 08/02

ACCORD TREBLE CHOIR. This seven-voice a Capella ensemble makes its Barbes debut taking listeners across the choral spectrum of musical styles and time periods in no less than ten languages. Since 2009, Accord has developed their signature sound rooted in vocal blend, precision, warmth of tone, and sickeningly tight harmonies. They shift with ease between Eastern European folk songs, modern choral art music, Renaissance motets, and pop song arrangements. A fiercer and more unabashed tribe of choir geeks you will not find!

7:00pm

Sun 08/02 HARMONIOUS WAIL. Led by mandolinist Sims Delaney-Potthoff, the Madison band has been on the swing and Gypsy swing circuit for over twenty five years. With Maggie Delaney-Potthoff - vocals & percussion and Jeffo Weiss - bass.

9:00pm

Sun 08/02 THE TIM CLEMENT DJANGO REINHARDT PROJECT. Made up of an all-star NY based Gypsy Swing musicians, Tim Clement's band includes a number of Stephane Wrembel's musicians and special guests paying tribute to Django Reinhardt.

10:00pm

Mon 08/03

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 08/03

TROPICAL VORTEX MONDAYS!! Every Monday, Tropical Vortex showcases bands and DJs who specialize in variations on Tropical sounds from Latinolandia and elsewhere.
The GREENWOOD RHYTHM COALITION features record selectors from Names You Can Trust and live music from El Combo Chimbita (NYCT / M.A.K.U Soundsystem) - Afro latin grooves, cumbia and more.

9:30pm
Tue 08/04

SVETLANA and the EASTERN BLOKHEDZ. The Blokhedz pay tribute to the vintage Soviet sounds of Ordjonikidze guitars, Topaz electric organs and Electron 110 amplifiers. The group started as an homage to Edita Piejkha, a French-born Polish singer who became immensely popular in the Soviet Union in the late 60’s. Edita PIekha and her band Druzhba embraced a sound that was heavily influenced by the western pop of the time, with nods to chansons and Russian songs. With 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).

7:00pm

Tue 08/04

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 08/05

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

8:00pm

Wed 08/05

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 08/06

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 08/06

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 08/07

OPERA ON TAP. Mannes Composers Night. 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.

8:00pm

Fri 08/07

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

10:00pm

Sat 08/08

ROBIN AIGNER & PARLOUR GAME. Local folkie Robin Aigner croons witty, vintage-sounding tunes with dashes of klezmer and swing." —Timeout New York. A founding member of Brooklyn's Antique-Garde, Aigner plays original engaging and emotive history vignettes on guitar and tenor ukelele, taking cues from 1930s novelty tunes, old-time folk, mid-century country-and-western, and Eastern European traditions. With Rima Fand (Sherita, Luminscent Orchestrii) on violin and vocals and Reuben Radding on upright bass (Ansambl Mastika, Nashaz).

8:00pm

Sat 08/08

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, Por Ahím has gotten accolades from NPR, the Wasthington Post and many others.

10:00pm

Sat 08/08

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

Midnight

Sun 08/09

BEN MONDER - Solo. 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.Mondercontinues 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 08/09

FERNANDA ULIBARRI. The Mexican singer and composer is based in Los Angeles. She is on tour in support of her latest EP, Polkas de Amor.

7:00pm

Sun 08/09

BLOWHOLE THEATER - an Educational Variety Show hosted by Don Rauf of Life in A Blender. Blowhole Theater is a yearly event that bring together an assortment of monologuists, actors, musicians who all revel in novelty, low fi humor and all around chaos. With confirmed guests Ditty Committee, Susan Hwang, Violin Femmes, Julia Douglas, Todd Phillips, Lisa Faith Phillips, Andrew Lederer, Angela Alverson, Don Rauf, and more tba..

9:00pm

Mon 08/10

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 08/10

TROPICAL VORTEX MONDAYS!! Every Monday, Tropical Vortex showcases bands and DJs who specialize in variations on Tropical sounds from Latinolandia and elsewhere. This week:
COMBO CHIMBITAt El Combo Chimbita is a new offshoot of M.A.K.U Soundsystem. Brainchild of musicians Camilo Rodriguez & Felipe Quiroz. M.A.K.U and El Combo Chimbita are comprised of young first-generation New Yorkers from Colombia, and their sound combines the duel trombone attack of classic NYC Salsa with a rootsy, bass-heavy, laid back organic groove. Their first recording, Puro Show, recorded direct to tape in their in-house studio in Queens, La Casa Del Indio, is the sound and shape of things to come for this Combo.

9:30pm

Tue 08/11

THE U&E CONSORTIUM. This accordion/guitar duo is comprised of composers Uri Sharlin & Erik Della Penna. After decades as musicians in NYC they will join together to play tunes they’ve written and/or overheard. Together and separately Uri and Erik have written for, recorded, and toured with artists like Avi Avital, Natalie Merchant, Hazmat Modine, as well as their own ensembles, DogCat and Kill Henry Sugar, respectively. Like no other city, New York represents the world, so for Uri and Erik the world is their home. You may not see it, but you’ll certainly hear it.

7:00pm

Tue 08/11

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 08/12

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 (Chicha Libre), Guitarist José Luis Pardo (DJ Afro, Los Amigos Invisibles) and bassist Alvaro Benavides(Pedrito Martinez). The trio filters Venezuelan traditional music through jazz, rock, funk, latin grooves and Exotica. 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.

8:00pm

Wed 08/12

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 08/13

JOHNSON /RAINEY/ VINER. Led by pianist Edward Johnson, this improvising trio has cultivated an empathetic approach to improvisation that foregrounds instrumental virtuosity.

8:00pm

Thu 08/13

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 08/14

MAMIE & HER BUSINESS. Mamie Minch is one of the youngest old-school blues guitarists and singers you've heard. Raised on the music of John Hurt, Rev. Davis and Memphis Minnie, she can sometimes sound like her predecessors, but don't mistake her for a revivalist- she is most definitely a product of her own time. The former Roulette Sister new project is a power trio in which she provides guitar and vocals as well as compositions steeped in the music of Bessie Smith, Sarah Martin, Memphis Minnie and other greats - but with a definite gritty, contemporary edge.

8:00pm

Fri 08/14

SPANGLISH FLY. The group is dedicated to reviving and renewing boogaloo - the mixture of soul, r & b, and Latin rhythms that sprang from the stree of El Barrio in the 1960's/ "What Sharon Jones did for oldschool soul, what Antibalas did for Afrobeat and what Chicha Libre is doing for chicha,Spanglish Fly is doing for bugalu. As dance music, it’s irresistible." -- Lucid Culture

10:00pm

Sat 08/15

THE ERIK SATIE QUARTET. The Erik Satie Quartet is a mixed­-voice chamber ensemble dedicated to the music of Erik Satie, Les
Six and related composers. Trombonist/arranger Ron Hay's original arrangements feature the novel instrumentation of trombone, trumpet (Ben Holmes), bass trombone (Max Seigel) and baritone saxophone (Alex Hamlin), and incorporate related French Poetry.

4:00pm

Sat 08/15

ZENEN ZEFERINO HACIENDO BULLA EN EL BARRIO. In residence through 8/29. Zenen is a jarana player and poet from the state of Veracruz, Mexico. He was a founding member of the legendary Jarocho group Chuchumbé in the 1990’s and later Quemayama. Zenen is spending a few months in NY, teaching, performing and conducting various workshops. He will be in residence at barbès for three weeks and will be joined by a selection of NY based Son Jarocho veterans as well as members as Colombian bullerengue group Bulla en el Barrio. Far from playing fusion, the musicians will explore the common ground shared by Afro-Mexician and Afro-Colombian music.

6:00pm

Sat 08/15

PROBOSCI. CD release show for their premiere album, Time to Feed.
Probosci is a collaboration between New York guitarist Gyan Riley (Eviyan, Terry Riley) and France-based violinist Timba Harris (Secret Chiefs 3, Estradasphere). Both composers, whose work is featured in John Zorn’s Tzadik Records Composers’Series, contribute to the interplay between composition and improvisation, steeped with intricacy, subtlety, and shape-shifting energy. Their debut album (Mimicry Records) adventurously explores the sonic landscape, from purely acoustic music to unfamiliar electro-acoustic textures, dancing between delicacy and aggression. Having performed throughout Europe, South America, and North America in concert halls, outdoor festivals, wineries, museums, and house concerts, Probosci is the next evolution of these two musicians’ years-long musical partnership.

8:00pm

Sat 08/15

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 secretcombo - a pared downhttp://www.smokeyhormel.com/secret.html 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 08/15

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

Midnight

Sun 08/16

BEN MONDER - Solo. 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.Mondercontinues 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 08/16

GRANT GORDY QUARTET. After a six year stint as David Grisman’s guitarist, Grant Gordy has moved to New York to pursue his own projects - his own quartet among them. Gordy’s music has been featured on NPR's Morning Edition, All Things Considered and Tiny Desk Concerts. Featuring Alex Hargreaves - violin; Dominick Leslie - mandolin; Ian Hutchison - bass and Grant Gordy - guitar.

7:00pm

Sun 08/16

THE TIM CLEMENT DJANGO REINHARDT PROJECT. Made up of an all-star NY based Gypsy Swing musicians, Tim Clement's band includes a number of Stephane Wrembel's musicians and special guests paying tribute to Django Reinhardt.

9:00pm

Mon 08/17

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 08/17

TROPICAL VORTEX MONDAYS!! Every Monday, Tropical Vortex showcases bands and DJs who specialize in variations on Tropical sounds from Latinolandia and elsewhere.
ONDA VAGA. The Argentinean/Urugayan band is on tour in the US. Started in 2007, the band plays a mixture of alternative rock, cumbia, rumba and folk which has earned them great popularity both in Argentina and Uruguay.

9:30pm

Tue 08/18

FRANCESCA BLANCHARD. Francesca Blanchard is a french-born and raised singer-songwriter who traveled the globe with her family before settling in rural Vermont. Her music reflects on her travels, both physical and emotional. Francesca has opened for Joan Armatrading and Suzanne Vega. Her rendition of the classic French song “Sous Le Ciel de Paris” was featured on the Putumayo collection Vintage France and her recording of "Petit Papa Noel" appeared on Putumayo’s recent French Christmas collection. Two singles have already been released from her upcoming album, which was produced by Montreal singer-songwriter Chris Velan (Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars) and mixed by acclaimed producer Jean Massicotte (Lhasa, Patrick Watson, Arthur H, Jorane).

7:00pm

Tue 08/18

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 08/19

LES SANS CULOTTES. Inspired by 1960's French ye-ye pop icons like Serge Gainsbourg, Jacques Dutronc and Francoise Hardy, the Brooklyn-based Francophone septet's sound captures the music's loony essence. The band has recorded eight albums over their 17 year span and even endured a group of former members trying to start a second band called "Les Sans Culottes." Their most recent recording is 2014's "The Gods Have Thirst."

8:00pm

Wed 08/19

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 08/20

VICTOR PRIETO TRIO. Accordionist Victor Prieto has collaborated with Yo-Yo Ma, Arturo O’Farrill, Maria Schneider and Maria Schneider. He is a grammy nominee who has been hailed by The New York Times as "A fiendishly skilled accordionist and composer.” With Jorge Roeder - bass and Eric Doob, drums.

8:00pm

Thu 08/20

GREEK JUDAS. Inspired by a certain infamous Newport incident, the members of Greek Judas take the rembetika repertoire to electric extremes: loud saturated guitars, guttural singing, Greek noise. It will all be there. Bring an axe. With Quince Macramé, Nick Cudahy, Chris Stromquist, Izaak Mills, Wade Ripka and a few more tba..

10:00pm

Fri 08/21

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

8:00pm

Fri 08/21

BABY SODA. They play an eclectic mix influenced by New Orleans brass bands, jug music, southern gospel and hot jazz and feel at home at the Village Vanguard or playing on the street. The band features members New Orleans band the Loose Marbles and alumni of Stephane Wrembel's Hot Club of NY. With Ben Polcer, Trumpet; Patrick Harison, Accordion; Jared Engel, Banjo; David Langlois, Washboard and Peter Ford, Washtub bass.

10:00pm

Sat 08/22

ZENEN ZEFERINO HACIENDO BULLA EN EL BARRIO. In residence through 8/29. Zenen is a jarana player and poet from the state of Veracruz, Mexico. He was a founding member of the legendary Jarocho group Chuchumbé in the 1990’s and later Quemayama. Zenen is spending a few months in NY, teaching, performing and conducting various workshops. He will be in residence at barbès for three weeks and will be joined by a selection of NY based Son Jarocho veterans as well as members as Colombian bullerengue group Bulla en el Barrio. Far from playing fusion, the musicians will explore the common ground shared by Afro-Mexician and Afro-Colombian music.

6:00pm

Sat 08/22

RAMSHACKLE - gotham cajun, zydeco and roots music. Ramshackle digs deep into repertoire of Clifton Chenier, Professor Longhair, Sleepy John Estes and Reverend Gary Davis as well as performing their own original material. with kenny margolis - accordion and voice, john kruth - mandolin, guitar, banjo, harmonica and voice, chris morrow - trombone, boris kinberg - rub board. drums and voice

8:00pm

Sat 08/22

SUPERMAMBO! A Vibes Tribute to TITO PUENTE . Mambo King and timbalero extraordinaire Tito Puente was also an accomplished vibraphone player. The instrument was prominently featured on his early mambo recordings. Felipe Fournier is a percussionist and vibes player from Costa Rica who plays with classic Salsa outfit Our Latin Thing and Ruben Blades. His tribute to Tito Puente emphasizes the King of the Timbales’ Mambo years and vibes performance.

10:00pm

Sat 08/22

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

Midnight

Sun 08/23

JIM CAMPILONGO/ STEVE CARDENAS DUO. Billboard Magazine calls guitarist Jim Campilongo, “an American treasure”. In 2011 Fender Guitars bestowed Jim the honor of the Campilongo Signature Telecaster. Aside from doing lead guitar duties with Martha Wainwright, Teddy Thompson and The Little Willies, his band with Norah Jones - He’s also had repeat appearances on David Letterman, Conan O'Brien and UK's Jools Holland. Campilongo has released nine albums of critically acclaimed original material.
Steve Cardenas has been a respected, integral part of the jazz community in New York since 1995. Steve was a longstanding member of Paul Motian's Electric Bebop Band and Octet as well as Charlie Haden's Liberation Music Orchestra. Among the groups he plays with currently are Steve Swallow's Quintet and the Ben Allison Band. He has toured the world extensively performing at countless international music festivals and clubs. Steve also leads his own trio and has released four recordings as a leader. His most recent album, "Melody in a Dream," was released last year on Sunnyside Records.
Collectively Steve and Jim bring an unforgettable eclectic melodic sense to their musical collaboration. From Monk to Steve Allen, their unique chemistry covers the full gamut of the American songbook and beyond.

7:00pm

Sun 08/23

THE TIM CLEMENT DJANGO REINHARDT PROJECT. Made up of an all star NY based Gyspsy Swing musicians, Tim Clement's band includes a number of Stephane Wtrembel's musicians and special guests paying tribute to Django Reinhardt.

9:00pm

Mon 08/24

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 08/24

TROPICAL VORTEX MONDAYS!! Every Monday, Tropical Vortex showcases bands and DJs who specialize in variations on Tropical sounds from Latinolandia and elsewhere. This week:
YOTOCO. The spunky incarnation of a musical love triangle between Umoja Orchestra, Bioritmo, and Cumbiagra.Yotoco plays a melange of Salsa, Afro-Cuban Rumba, Boleros, and Cumbia. The group is symbiotically composed of Gabo Tomasini (percussion,) Natalia Perez (vocals & percussion) Jules Belmont (guitar) and Sebastian Lopez (bass).

9:30pm

Tue 08/25

JEFFERSON HAMER. Jefferson Hamer has been a part of the New York City folk scene since moving from Colorado in 2008. His recent collaboration with Anais Mitchell "Child Ballads" earned a BBC2 Folk Award and was named one of NPR’s top-ten Folk and Americana releases of 2013. He also performs with Dublin-born traditional musician and songwriter Eamon O’Leary as The Murphy Beds. This Barbes performance features original and traditional songs in a folk-rock style influenced by Fairport Convention, Bert Jansch, and Nic Jones. Featuring Robin Macmillan on drums and Jonti Siman on upright bass

7:00pm

Tue 08/25

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 08/26

DEBUTANTE HOUR. The Debutante Hour looks to American country, blues and vaudeville for musical foundation and to the stresses and absurdities of daily life for lyrical inspiration. Susan Hwang and Maria Sonevytsky switch fluidly between accordion/keys and hobo drum kit while Mia Pixley keeps things grounded on the cello as the intrepid trio harmonizes about worldviews, with the occasional veer towards a Carpathian mountain stomp. Special guests not tba. Come on down and find out for yourself.

6:30pm

Wed 08/26

AKIKO PAVOLKA TRIO. The pianist, singer and composer returns to Barbes with a new trio, playing all new music from her soon to be released sixth recording as a leader. with Akiko Pavolka - vox and piano; Matt Pavolka: bass and Nate Wood: drums.

8:00pm

Wed 08/26

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 08/27

GREEK JUDAS. Inspired by a certain infamous Newport incident, the members of Greek Judas take the rembetika repertoire to electric extremes: loud saturated guitars, guttural singing, Greek noise. It will all be there. Bring an axe. With Quince Macramé, Nick Cudahy, Chris Stromquist, Izaak Mills, Wade Ripka and a few more tba..

8:00pm

Thu 08/27

ZOZO AFROBEAT. This 13-piece band features musicians from around the world and is led by African music luminary Kaleta. Born in Benin and raised in Nigeria, Kaleta grew up recording and performing with legendary Nigerian musicians Fela Kuti, Femi Kuti and King Sunny Ade. After moving to the U.S., Kaleta toured with akoya afrobeat and most recently with Lauryn Hill.

10:00pm

Fri 08/28

JARANA BEAT. Jarana Beat draws from the sounds of Afro-Amerindian Mexico, it offers a new interpretation that blends the origins of Mexican music with contemporary elements and draws from other cultures represented in New York that share similar roots. Musical director Sinuhé Padilla-Isunza has mined the musical traditions of his native Mexico and other Latin American countries in an ongoing search for a distinct style, resulting in the creation of this musical amalgam which debuted in Buenos Aires, Argentina as part of NYU’s 2007 Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics Encuentro.

8:00pm

Fri 08/28

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 08/29

KYUNSGO. The Korean artist plays Gayageum, an ancient zither-like instrument from Korea. Kyungso plays both traditional and modern compositions and has toured extensively in north and South America.

8:00pm

Sat 08/29 INNOV GNAWA. The New York-based group of Moroccan musicians plays Gnawa music – the southern Moroccan trance music with roots in pre-islamic animist traditions. Led by master Maalem Hassan BenJaafer, InnoVe Gnawa uses traditional instrumentation such as the lute-like Sintir and the large castanet type Krakebs to accompany its ancient chants. Their approach is resolutely innovative though – an hypnotic, take on this ecstatic, trance-inducing tradition which has enthralled and inspired generations of musicians from around the world.

10:00pm

Sat 08/29

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

Midnight

Sun 08/30

BEN MONDER - Solo. 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.Mondercontinues 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 08/30

LISA GUTKIN TRIO. Lisa Gutkin’ creative mind uses traditional klezmer music as a launchpad for free floating improvisations that become at times minimalistic, old time American, Irish, and Contemporary Classical. With the Grammy winning Lisa Gutkin (of the Klezmatics) on violin, vocals and tenor guitar, Uri Sharlin on accordion and piano, and Pete Rushefsky on tsimbl, the Lisa Gutkin band is a sophisticated multi-ethnic jam band like no other

7:00pm

Sun 08/30

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

Mon 08/31

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

7:00pm

Mon 08/31

TROPICAL VORTEX MONDAYS!! Every Monday, Tropical Vortex showcases bands and DJs who specialize in variations on Tropical sounds from Latinolandia and elsewhere.
BULLA EN EL BARRIO. Led by Barranquilla native Carolina Oliveros, Bulla en el Barrio explores the Bailes Cantados of Bullerengue music. Carolina belongs to a younger generation of cantadoras who are deeply connected to tradition but also strongly influenced by classical music, jazz and rock. The group will be paying homage to lesser known cantadoras and cantadores from Uraba - region of Colombia located between Antioquia, Choco and Cordoba. Featuring songs by Eustiquia Amaranto (Turbo), Darlina Saenz (Necocli), Ana Garces (Necocli), Eloisa Garces (Necocli), Eulalia Gonzales (Maria La Baja), Pabla Florez (Maria La Baja), and Sabina Escudero (Unguia).

9:30pm

Tue 09/01

VINNIE SPERRAZZA. His debut album as a leader, Apocryphal on Loyal Label, was released last year to great acclaim. Tonight he'll be playing with the great bassist Pete Brendler and one of NYC's treasures, tenor saxophonist Rich Perry. They'll play some standards and an original or two.

7:00pm

Tue 09/01

WEST PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA. They began playing Romanian ballads, Macedonian folk-dance songs, Bulgarian wedding music, and Klezmer in late 2006, and have continued expanding their repertoire of Eastern European music. The band also plays original tunes which blend jazz and classical with traditional Balkan sounds. As much a community as a band, WPO’s performances are celebratory events. With blistering beats and walls of brass, they inspire audiences to hold hands, gyrate, howl, and otherwise slip the yoke of their inhibitions.

9:00pm

Wed 09/02

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

8:00pm

Wed 09/02

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

10:00pm
Thu 09/03

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

8:00pm

Thu 09/03

SUPERMAMBO! A Vibes Tribute to TITO PUENTE . Mambo King and timbalero extraordinaire Tito Puente was also an accomplished vibraphone player. The instrument was prominently featured on his early mambo recordings. Felipe Fournier is a percussionist and vibes player from Costa Rica who plays with classic Salsa outfit Our Latin Thing and Ruben Blades. His tribute to Tito Puente emphasizes the King of the Timbales’ Mambo years and vibes performance.

10:00pm

Fri 09/04

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 09/04

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

10:00pm

Sat 09/05

75 DOLLAR BILL. In Residence Every Saturday in September.
Rick Brown and Che Chen play an idiosyncratic take on Mauritania's 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 and is equally relevant performed in concert form, in a bar, or in an art gallery. Press has been very generous in its praise of the band, but our favorite is still the Paper of Records' remark that "Rick Brown's "equipment looked as if it cost no more than a pretty good sandwich." NY Times.

6:00pm

Sat 09/05

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

Sat 09/05

PITCHBLAK BRASS BAND. PitchBlak Brass Band is a Brooklyn-based 10-piece band that takes its cues from thirty years of Hip Hop history. A vibrant collective of young musicians, composers and artists, the group embodies many of the contemporary undercurrents of New York City. PitchBlak’s members have incredibly diverse musical backgrounds, allowing them to infuse hip-hop with funk, rock, jazz and classical influences, resulting in a style that matches their dreads, shades and dashikis—rich brass harmonies, lyrical hooks, tongue-twisting raps, and rhythms that make your blood race.

10:00pm

Sat 09/05

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

Midnight

Sun 09/06

VICKIKISTINABARCELONA! Joy Askew, Amanda Homi and Terry Radigan revisit the Tom Waits repertoire with three part harmonies, an often surprising collection of musical instruments, and a sense of humor. Individually they have played all over the world from Bouzouki clubs in Eastern Europe to Madison Square Garden. As musicians and songwriters they have worked with Peter Gabriel, Joe Jackson, Sufjan Stevens, Laurie Anderson, and Quincy Jones. The fact that Stephane Wrembel, who is performing after them, actually wrote one of the songs for a certain Woody Allen movie is a total coincidence.

7:00pm

Sun 09/06

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

9:00pm

Mon 09/07

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

7:00pm

Mon 09/07

TROPICAL VORTEX MONDAYS!! Every Monday, Tropical Vortex showcases bands and DJs who specialize in variations on Tropical sounds from Latinolandia and elsewhere.
The GREENWOOD RHYTHM COALITION features record selectors from Names You Can Trust and live music from El Combo Chimbita (NYCT / M.A.K.U Soundsystem) - Afro latin grooves, cumbia and more.

9:30pm

Tue 09/08

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

9:00pm

Wed 09/09

TRIO GAFIERIRA. Gafieira refers to the ballrooms that were made popular in Brazil since the 30s, where big bands played and couples danced to traditional rhythms like the tango, foxtrot and the American maxixe (also known as Brazilian tango). Brian Drye on Trombone, Rob Curto on Accordion and Piano and Dennis Bulhoes on Percussion and Drums create their own micro version of Gafieira, performing the music of Pixigin, Raul De Barros and beyond.

8:00pm

Wed 09/09

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

10:00pm
Thu 09/10

OPEN KIMONO. Pierre de Gaillande (Bad Reputation, Melomane, The Snow) draws from all his various projects for this new project featuring an All Star band.

8:00pm

Thu 09/10

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

10:00pm

Fri 09/11

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

Fri 09/11

SVETLANA and the EASTERN BLOKHEDZ. The Blokhedz pay tribute to the vintage Soviet sounds of Ordjonikidze guitars, Topaz electric organs and Electron 110 amplifiers. The group started as an homage to Edita Piejkha, a French-born Polish singer who became immensely popular in the Soviet Union in the late 60’s. Edita PIekha and her band Druzhba embraced a sound that was heavily influenced by the western pop of the time, with nods to chansons and Russian songs. With 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).

10:00pm

Sat 09/12

75 DOLLAR BILL. In Residence Every Saturday in September.
Rick Brown and Che Chen play an idiosyncratic take on Mauritania's 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 and is equally relevant performed in concert form, in a bar, or in an art gallery. Press has been very generous in its praise of the band, but our favorite is still the Paper of Records' remark that "Rick Brown's "equipment looked as if it cost no more than a pretty good sandwich." NY Times.

6:00pm

Sat 09/12

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, Por Ahím has gotten accolades from NPR, the Wasthington Post and many others

10:00pm

Sat 09/12

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

Midnight

Sun 09/13 MIKE MCGINNIS + 9 "ROAD*TRIP". Composer/clarinetist Mike McGinnis' Roadtrip Band takes you on a ride through Bill Smith's Concerto for Clarinet & Jazz Combo (1957) along with McGinnis' companion piece "Roadtrip". There will also be numerous stops along the adventure where McGinnis allows different players in the band to take the wheel and drive the listener through the adventures of McGinnis' musical mind.

7:00pm

Sun 09/13

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

9:00pm

Mon 09/14

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

7:00pm

Mon 09/14

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

9:30pm

Tue 09/15

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

9:00pm

Tue 09/15

KARINA COLIS & FRIENDS Mexican drummer and vocalist Karina Colis and colombian pianist and composer Carolina Calvache re-interpret the Latin American songbook with some original compositions steeped in jazz and pan-Latin Rhythms. With Karina Colis- Drums, vocals; Carolina Calvache- Piano, vocals and Benjamin Wills- Electric Bass, vocals.

7:00pm

Tue 09/15

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

9:00pm

Wed 09/16

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

10:00pm
Thu 09/17

ILUSHA TSINADZE. Ilusha Tsinadze, already a household name in his native Georgia, is charting new territory with his Deda Ena/Mother Tongue project. His band plays traditional Georgian music in an untraditional Brooklyn way. With Peter Hess-clarinet; Vitor Goncalves-accordion; Richie Barshay-Drums; Chris Tordini-Bass; Ilusha Tsinadze- Guitar and Vocals

8:00pm

Thu 09/17

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 09/18

8:00pm

Fri 09/18

LOW MENTALITY. Multi-instrumentalist and producer Nikhil P. Yerawadekar works with Antibalas and The Sway Machinery. His group Low Mentalitymerges aspects of Afrobeat, reggae, dancehall, calypso, hip-hop and folk music - a reflection of Nikhil's upbringing in the already melted pot that is the borough Queens. “Nikhil P. Yerawadekar and Low Mentality make some of the best music coming out of NYC. Not the best Afrobeat, not the best post-highlife, not the best South African psychedelic disco. Some of the best music, period.”-Saxon Baird, Afropop Worldwide.

10:00pm

Sat 09/19

75 DOLLAR BILL. In Residence Every Saturday in September.
Rick Brown and Che Chen play an idiosyncratic take on Mauritania's 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 and is equally relevant performed in concert form, in a bar, or in an art gallery. Press has been very generous in its praise of the band, but our favorite is still the Paper of Records' remark that "Rick Brown's "equipment looked as if it cost no more than a pretty good sandwich." NY Times.

6:00pm

Sat 09/19

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

Midnight

Sun 09/20

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

9:00pm

Mon 09/21

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

7:00pm

Mon 09/21

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

9:30pm

Tue 09/22

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

9:00pm

Wed 09/23

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

10:00pm
Sat 09/26

75 DOLLAR BILL. In Residence Every Saturday in September.
Rick Brown and Che Chen play an idiosyncratic take on Mauritania's 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 and is equally relevant performed in concert form, in a bar, or in an art gallery. Press has been very generous in its praise of the band, but our favorite is still the Paper of Records' remark that "Rick Brown's "equipment looked as if it cost no more than a pretty good sandwich." NY Times.

6:00pm

Sat 09/26

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

Midnight

Sun 09/27

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 09/28

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 09/28

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

9:30pm

Tue 09/29

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 09/30

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
Sat 10/03

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

Midnight

Sun 10/04

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 10/05

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 10/05

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

9:30pm

Tue 10/06

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 10/07

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. ;

10:00pm
Sat 10/10

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

Midnight

Sun 10/11

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

9:00pm

Mon 10/12

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

7:00pm

Mon 10/12

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

9:30pm

Tue 10/13

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

9:00pm

Wed 10/14

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

10:00pm
Sat 10/17

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

Midnight

Sun 10/18

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

9:00pm

Mon 10/19

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

7:00pm

Mon 10/19

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

9:30pm

Tue 10/20

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

9:00pm

Wed 10/21

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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