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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


Wed 10/01

SOFIA REI. The argentinean singer explores connections between the various traditions of South American folklore, jazz, pop, and electronic sounds. she will be joined by JC Maillard - guitar & bass and Franco Pinna - percussion. Check out her Tiny Desk Appearance on NPR.

8:00pm

Wed 10/01

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

10:00pm
Thu 10/02

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 10/02

NAMES YOU CAN TRUST presents: MICRO-TROPICAL. An evening of Vintage Tropical music from around the globe featuring selectors E's E (Names You Can Trust) Greg De Villanova (Paris, France) & Vik Sohonie (Ostinato Records) …plus Live Percussion / Jam Session from El Combo Chimbita (NYCT / M.A.K.U).

10:00pm

Fri 10/03

LEO 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), Will Bernard (guitar), Alan Hampton (bass), Brian Wolfe (drums), Randy Ingram (piano). "Michael Franks and Manu Chao play twister while Jorge Drexler observes." - Geets Rom

8:00pm

Fri 10/03

BENYORO. Benyoro (which means meeting place n the Bamana language of Mali) is about the meeting of traditional and modern instruments, Malian and American musicians, centuries-old songs and modern arrangements. The band was born out of a deep love for the music of Malian jelis (praise musicians) combined with a strong desire to modernize it. In Benyoro’s music, the sonorous, stately melodies of traditional jeliya (praise-singing) are sped up and reconfigured into grooves, but even in the midst of all the movement, the reflective core of the music remains. With this meeting of meditative tradition and raucous dance music, Benyoro is a celebration of the communal and universal nature of West African music.
“An album full of traditional West African grooves and contemporary Afropop filtered through the grit of New York.” – WNYC’s Soundcheck
“African music in America at its very finest! An all-star group.” – NPR’s Afropop Worldwide

10:00pm

Sat 10/04

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 10/04

MAMIE MINCH. Every Saturday in October. 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.

6:00pm

Sat 10/04

RAQUEL Z RIVERA & OJOS DE SOFIA. Raquel Z. Rivera & Ojos de Sofia weave together Puerto Rican jibaro music and bomba with Dominican salves and bachata. Their neo-folk approach is highly danceable and filtered through a quirky New York City aesthetic. Raquel Z. Rivera is also an accomplished author and writes deceptively simple songs richly layered in imagery and symbolism. Ojos de Sofia is a powerhouse team featuring some of the best veteran and rising Latino musicians in New York City: musical director, guitarist and cuatrista Bryan Vargas; guitarist Yasser Tejeda; pianist Desmar Guevara; bassist Donald Nicks; vocalists Anabellie Rivera, Catarina Dos Santos and Kaila Paulino; and percussionists Camilo Molina-Gaetan, Jonathan Troncoso and Juan Gutierrez.

8:00pm

Sat 10/04

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 10/04

DJ K. CONAN
spins vintage Cumbias, Chicha, Banda and other delights from Midnight on.

12:00pm

Sun 10/05

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. Monder continues to perform original music internationally with his own quartet, trio, and in a duo project with vocalist Theo Bleckmann. He has appeared on over 120 CDs as a sideman, and has released five as a leader including his latest: Hydra (Sunnyside, 2013). This will be part of a series of solo performances at Barbès.

5:00pm

Sun 10/05

HOLMES, SHARLIN and WINOGRAD. Trumpeter Ben Holmes, accordionist Uri Sharlin and clarinetist Michael Winograd join foces to present traditional and original chamber music drawing on the music of Eastern Europe, the Balkans, the Middle East and beyond.

7:00pm

Sun 10/05

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 10/06

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 10/06

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

9:30pm

Tue 10/07

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.

7:00pm

Tue 10/07

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 10/08

THE NEW OLD TIMERS. Bluegrass arranged for horns with Petr Cancura (banjo/saxophones); Jeremy Udden (saxophones); Aryeh Kobrinsky (bass) and Richie Barshay (drums).

8:00pm
Wed 10/08

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 10/09

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 10/09

TURLI TAVA. Named after a favorite Macedonian dish, the group plays traditional music from Macedonia with Walt Mahovlich - clarinet, sax, gajda; Adam Good - guitar, oud, dzhumbush, kaval ad Jerry Kisslinger - tapan, dumbek, percussion

10:00pm

Fri 10/10

OPERA ON TAP. Opera is fun. Most people don't seem to realize how much fun it really is. In order to prove it, Opera on Taphas taken its act to barrooms where they found out that beer on tap enhances the operatic experience. The company is made up of young singers and instrumentalists who relish the direct contact with audiences not inhibited in their reactions by the looming menace of giant chandeliers.

8:00pm

Fri 10/10

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 10/11

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 10/11

MAMIE MINCH. Every Saturday in October.
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.

6:00pm

Sat 10/11

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 Cot- bass and Garo Yellin.

8:00pm

Sat 10/11

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 10/11

DJ OSHUN ((La mecanica Popular) spins Salsa Dura, Psychedelic Cumbia, Afrotronics, from midnight on.

Midnight

Sun 10/12

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. Monder continues to perform original music internationally with his own quartet, trio, and in a duo project with vocalist Theo Bleckmann. He has appeared on over 120 CDs as a sideman, and has released five as a leader including his latest: Hydra (Sunnyside, 2013). This will be part of a series of solo performances at Barbès.

5:00pm

Sun 10/12

DMV. A proper 21st century musician is aware of tradition, but is not confined by it. Ready to be a side person, leader, or collaborator, DMV is able to move seamlessly through genres while connecting the dots between the past and contemporary ideas. DMV (Dana Lyn, Marika Hughes, Vinnie Sperrazza) is a combination of violin, cello, and drums. The trioplays improvised music that straddles the lines between folk, classical, jazz, pop and groove music. DMV is a completely collaborative collective, ready to move in whateverdirection the music requires at any moment.

7:00pm

Sun 10/12

OLLI SOIKELLI. The astonishing young Finnish guitarist is one of Gypsy Swing's new revelation. He’s already played with acclaimed players such as Bucky Pizzarelli, Andreas Öberg and Paulus Schäfer. He has been spending his time between Europe and the US.

9:00pm

Mon 10/13

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 10/13

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

9:30pm

Tue 10/14

MAHALA. Mahala is a Balkan trio from New Orleans. Their name translates as “neighborhood” and has come to mean much more to its members Boyana Trayanova (tapan), Matthew Schreiber (Accordion) and Georgi Petrov (guitar).

7:00pm

Tue 10/14

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 10/15

DAMIAN QUINONES Y SU CONJUNTO.Damian Quiñones draws from his imaginary uncle vintage collection of LPs mixing the sound the barrio circa 1970 with soul and pop using a twin guitars and a horn section.

8:00pm

Wed 10/15

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 10/16

MARCO CAPPELLI's ACOUSTIC TRIO + OSCAR NORIEGA. The Italian guitarist and composer navigates between rigorous written music and free improvisation. He has collaborated with Anthony Coleman, Marc Ribot, Elliott Sharp, Markus Stockhausen, and many more and regularly appears in classical and contemporary music series around the world.

8:00pm

Thu 10/16

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

10:00pm
Fri 10/17

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

8:00pm

Fri 10/17

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

10:00pm

Sat 10/18

MAMIE MINCH. Every Saturday in October.
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.

6:00pm

Sat 10/18

LES MUSES TANGUENT. This all female Brass Band fom Paris is rooted in the 19th century French "Fanfare des Beaux Arts" tradition - raucous student bands where virtusoity is frowned upon and noise and revelry favored - not unlike British punk bands that emerged almost a hundred years later.

8:00pm

Sat 10/18

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

10:00pm

Sat 10/18

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

Midnight

Sun 10/19

MICHAEL BUSCEMI and Friends. Michael Buscemi hosts a variety of vignettes.
Music by Pianist David Cieri (composer of the recent Ken Burns's documentary "The Roosevelts") and duo Hilary Hawke and Abby Hollander of the "Me Oh My Ohs".
Screening of short film "B61" with Francesco Saviano, Gail Ward and Michael Buscemi

4:00pm

Sun 10/19 URI SHARLIN & THE DOGCAT ENSEMBLE. Led by accordion virtuoso Uri Sharlin, the DogCat Ensemble takes the audience on a narrated musical journey through dream-like images and landscapes in a sizzling presentation of new and original compositions blending jazz and classical influences with Balkan rhythms, Arabic modes and Brazilian harmonies. After performing on the world's most prestigious stages with the San Francisco Symphony, Natalie Merchant, Flight of the Conchords and others, Sharlin, together with an all-star ensemble, brings forth an innovative vision which features classical instruments, rock guitars and unique homemade percussion.
Uri Sharlin - accordion, piano; Kyle Sanna - guitars; Jordan Scannella - bass; Rich Stein - percussion

7:00pm

Sun 10/19

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/ 20

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 10/20

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.
This week:DJ K Conan spins psychedelic Cumbia, Chicha, Salsa and Guaracha..

9:30pm

Tue 10/21

LEV-YULZARI DUO. Nadav Lev, guitar; Remy Yulzari, Double Bass. Following the release of their new album Azafea, Lev-Yulzari duo present a program that brings forth their cross-genre virtuosity and versatility, combining Classical, Spanish and Ethnic Jewish music traditions to create their distinct, personal sound. Azafea takes its name from an 11th century navigational tool that allowed Spain to explore the seas, and celebrates music that exiled Sephardic Jews took with them, the new sounds it took on in their new homes, and its continuing evolution around the world. The Jewish week wrote about Azafea: "The guitar rings like chimes, sounding almost celestial. The bowed lines of the double-bass sigh like a human voice, yearning. The textures and timbres that come out of the instruments are as rich and full as those of a much larger ensemble. It is, quite simply, an enchantingly beautiful sound."

7:00pm

Tue 10/21

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 10/22

BANNING EYRE. Writer & Guitarist Banning Eyre has been specializing in all things African for over twenty years. As a guitarist, he has played with Thomas Mapfumo of Zimbabwe and has toured with Super Rail Band of Mali. His book - and its companion CD - In Griot Times, have won him much deserved praise as has his work for NPR. His solo show will draw form various African sources (South Africa, Congo, Madagascar, Zimbabwe and Mali.)

8:00pm

Wed 10/22

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 10/23

MIGGUEL ANGGELO. the Brooklyn-based, Venezuelan-born singer will perform works by Latin American greats Agustín Lara and Astor Piazzolla, American pop, jazz, and opera standards recast in his own style, as well as material from his forthcoming album, La Casa Azul. The album (due out January ‘15) was produced by Mau Quiros and mixed by Grammy Award engineer Felipe Tichauer. It is comprised of original songs that explore diverse themes such as the life of Mexican painter Frida Kahlo and the hypocrisy of the world’s dictators. “The Venezuelan-born singer brings boundless energy and larger-than-life, charismatic performances to the stage.”– Broadway World.

8:00pm

Thu 10/23

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

10:00pm

Fri 10/24

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

8:00pm

Fri 10/24

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, Johnny Cash, and Neil Diamond. His projects have included the Brazilian-influenced Smokey and Miho, as well as an ongoing tribute to Western swing. His latest endeavor is an idiosyncratic take on early Congolese rumba. In the late 1950s and early 1960s, African musicians looked to Cuba for inspiration. 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 10/25

LARD DOG & THE BAND OF SHY.This family shows features The Human Lard Dog - a cartoon-like character come to life. Or possibly a real-life character who crossed over into the realms of your imagination. Lard and his large backup band sing songs like “Yum Yum Head Gear,” about a blue-tongued fellow named “Ploop,” and a smash hit dance craze called “The Pooky Do”. Lard Dog sings his catchy original songs with a voice hailed by critics as a cross between Chet Baker, Hank Williams, and a wood chipper.

4:00pm

Sat 10/25

MAMIE MINCH. Every Saturday in October.
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.

6:00pm

Sat 10/25

ROBIN AIGNER & PARLOUR GAME CD RELEASE SHOW. with Rima Fand, Julian Smith and special guests. "Local folkie Robin Aigner croons witty, vintage-sounding tunes with dashes of klezmer and swing." —Timeout New York.Brooklyn's Aigner plays engaging and emotive history vignettes, blending 30s novelty tunes, old-time folk, mid-century country-and-western, and Eastern European music.

8:00pm

Sat 10/25

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

Sun 10/26

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

7:00pm

Sun 10/26

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 10/27

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 10/27

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

9:30pm

Tue 10/28

RADIO KAISMAN. From Lyon, France, this Brass band mixes Second LIne and Latin influcences with Burgundy flavor.

8:00pm

Tue 10/28

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 10/29

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.

8:00pm

Wed 10/29

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 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

10:00pm

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

November


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

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 live8:00pm

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

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

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

9:30pm

Tue 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.

9:00pm

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  

8:00pm

Fri 11/07  

8:00pm

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

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

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

9:30pm

Tue 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

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 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

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

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

9:30pm

Tue 11/18

 

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

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 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

FORO 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 formemost 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

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

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

9:30pm

Tue 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

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 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

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

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

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

9:30pm

Tue 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

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 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

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

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

9:30pm

Tue 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

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

9:30pm

Tue 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

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

9:30pm

Tue 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

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 12/27

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

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

9:30pm

Tue 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

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

9:30pm

Tue 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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