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NOURA MINT SEYMALI
@ PIONEER WORKS
Saturday February 6th
With 75 Dollar Bill

 

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

5:00pm
January


Fri 01/01

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

10:00pm

Sat 01/02

MARIKA HUGHES. In residence every Saturday in January.
New York native Marika Hughes is a cellist who was raised in the classical tradition. Today, her music fuses that history with sounds and ideas hailing from folk, jazz, blues, and soul, plus a sprinkling of the avant-garde. Each Saturday in January, Marika will explore her original music alongside music from the likes of Johnny Cash, Don Pullen, and Abbey Lincoln, cast in various lights: solo, with her band Bottom Heavy, and with special guests.

6:00pm

Sat 01/02

GAIDA ELECTRIQUE. Gaida Electrique, Matt Darriau (Klezmatics, Paradox Trio) leads his Bulgarian goat through new and used Balkan bagpipe music in a post-Paradox electric vein. Like any good shepherd he will wrangle an eclectic flock, featuring some of Brooklyn's finest Balkanites: Matt on gaida and alto, Jessica Lurie - bari sax, Seido - drums, Ari Folman-Cohen - bass, Yoshie and Avi - guitars.

8:00pm

Sat 01/02

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

10:00pm

Sat 01/02

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

Midnight

Sun 01/03

SERGIO KRAKOWSKI. In Residence Every Sunday in January.
Sergio Krakowski is considered a master of the Pandeiro. In twenty years of career, he has shared the stage with artist such as Anat Cohen, Cyro Baptista, Edmar Castañeda, Maria Bethânia and Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Krakowski also uses his knowledge as a Computer Music PhD to allow percussion instruments to trigger videos, control effects and interact with the machine, creating real time dialogues between percussionist and computer. He will present various projects and invite different guests each week. This week:
The Sergio Krakowski Trio. In this new project, Sergio Krakowski and his trio (Todd Neufeld on guitar and Vitor Gonçalves on piano) will search in the Candomblé rhythms the seeds for free improvisation.

5:00pm

Sun 01/03

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

7:00pm

Sun 01/03

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

9:00pm

Mon 01/04

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

7:00pm

Mon 01/04

TROPICAL VORTEX MONDAYS!. Every Monday, Tropical Vortex showcases bands and DJs who specialize in variations on Tropical sounds from Latinolandia and elsewhere. This week
EL COMBO CHIMBITA. The combo is made up of all first generation New Yorkers from Colombia who are also members of M.A.K.U Soundsystem. Its members explores all kinds of Afro-Latin grooves, from Salsa to Cumbia, porros and Champeta, and adds a definite New York edge . Label Names You Can Trust released their first single. With Dilemastronauta - Drums, vocals; Niño lento - Guitar, vocals
Prince of Queens - Bass, synths, vocals.
With DJ sets by the GREENWOOD RHYTHM COALITION.

9:30pm

Tue 01/05

THE AKIKO PAVOLKA TRIO. The Japanese-born and New York-based singer, pianist and composer perform new music from her soon-to-be-released sixth record as a leader. Akiko Pavolka - voice and piano; Matt Pavolka - bass and Nate Wood - drums.

7:00pm

Tue 01/05

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 01/06

ANDY BISKIN'S 16 TONS. Biskin is a clarinetist, composer, and filmmaker who takes his inspiration equally from Raymond Scott, Charles Ives, Igor Stravinsky, and Lawrence Welk. His new project that reimagines songs from Alan Lomax's monumental anthology, Folksongs of North America. Featuring Andy Biskin -clarinet and arrangements; John Carlson, Dave Smith, Kenny Warren - trumpets; Rob Garcia -drums.

8:00pm

Wed 01/06

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

10:00pm
Thu 01/07

ERIK FRIEDLANDER'S BLACK PHEBE. Cellist Erik Friedlander is a composer, an improviser, and a veteran of NYC's Downtown scene. He will be presenting the New York premiere of some new works. Friedlander's recent projects includes Oscalypso, a grooving tribute to bassist and sometimes cellist Oscar Pettiford and Illuminations, a magical solo cd that weaves inspirations from ancient book making with ritual dance movements and Renaissance vocal forms. Whether Shoko Nagai is performing Klezmer, Balkan or experimental music, she is a charismatic presence onstage, who hypnotizes audiences with her intense focus and virtuoso sound. Satoshi Takeishi is an extraordinary drummer, percussionist, and arranger.

7:00pm

Thu 01/07

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 01/07

GATO LOCO. They play arrangements of early Cuban son dance hits from Ignacio Pinero, Arsenio Rodriguez, Chano Pozo, Quarteto Habanero, Casino De La Playa, Maria Teresa Vera, as well as traditional folk songs, all filtered through subsonic instruments played as delicately as possible. tuba, bari sax, baritone acoustic guitar, and acoustic bass guarantees that you feel the music, rather than hear it.

10:00pm

Fri 01/08

DADA STRING QUARTET This Swiss electric harp-flute-percussion trio with Park Stickney, Violaine Contreras de Haro and Alexandra Bellon bring their funky/groovy/funny/poignant improvisations in the traditional bêtises musicales style, along with projections of classic dada films (Man Ray, Duchamp, Richter..), to celebrate the 100th birthday of dadaism.

8:00pm

Fri 01/08

MATUTO. Living up to their reputation for bringing a "Brazilian Carnaval in the Appalachian Mountains", Matuto will commingle Traditional Northeastern Brazilian Forró tunes with Appalachian fiddle tunes into an all night dance party. Featuring Clay Ross on guitar, Rob Curto on accordion, Mike LaValle on bass, Richie Barshay on drums and Zé Mauricio on percussion.

10:00pm

Sat 01/09

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

6:00pm

Sat 01/09

MARIKA HUGHES. In residence every Saturday in January.
New York native Marika Hughes is a cellist who was raised in the classical tradition. Today, her music fuses that history with sounds and ideas hailing from folk, jazz, blues, and soul, plus a sprinkling of the avant-garde. Each Saturday in January, Marika will explore her original music alongside music from the likes of Johnny Cash, Don Pullen, and Abbey Lincoln, cast in various lights: solo, with her band Bottom Heavy, and with special guests.

6:00pm

Sat 01/09

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

8:00pm

Sat 01/09

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

10:00pm

Sat 01/09

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

Midnight

Sun 01/10

SERGIO KRAKOWSKI. In Residence Every Sunday in January.
Sergio Krakowski is considered a master of the Pandeiro. In twenty years of career, he has shared the stage with artist such as Anat Cohen, Cyro Baptista, Edmar Castañeda, Maria Bethânia and Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Krakowski also uses his knowledge as a Computer Music PhD to allow percussion instruments to trigger videos, control effects and interact with the machine, creating real time dialogues between percussionist and computer. He will present various projects and invite different guests each week. This week:
The Sergio Krakowski Pandeiro Ensemble and James Shipp plays Egberto Gismonti.
Sergio Krakowski's Percussive Ensemble will have its debut as the opening act of this night. This project is the result of two years of weekly Pandeiro (Brazilian Tambourine) woskhops in NYC where Sergio could create pieces focused on the features of this ancient frame-drum that is a symbol of Brazilian Music. As the second act:
Egberto Electrico: A group of Brooklyn musicians who approach the glorious and challenging canon of compositions by Brazilian pianist and guitarist Egberto Gismonti with groove and space, reverence and re-invention, fire and sweetness, on instruments electric and not. James Schipp - arrangements and vibes, Sergio Krakowski on pandeiro, Nadje Noorhuis on trumpet, Maike LaValle on bass.

5:00pm

Sun 01/10

POOQUETTE. Pooquette grew up in a small German town near the french border and learned how to play Gypsy Jazz from renowned jazz violinist Zipflo Reinhardt. After moving to New York City in 2006, she met guitar master Stephane Wrembel, with whom she performed for several years, and who introduced her to the New York Gypsy Jazz scene, where she has proven herself as an irreplaceable force on the violin. This show will be the World premiere of her own compositions, performed by some of the very best musicians NY has to offer: Ari Folman-Cohen - bass, Tim Clement - guitar, Dani Danor - drums

7:00pm

Sun 01/10

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 01/11

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 01/11

TROPICAL VORTEX MONDAYS!. Every Monday, Tropical Vortex showcases bands and DJs who specialize in variations on Tropical sounds from Latinolandia and elsewhere. This week:
LOS CUMPLEANOS. The new groupe plays a psychedelic mix of classic era cumbia and salsa from Colombia as well as tasty originals in the same vein. Nestor Gomez - Lead Vocals, Congas, Alegre; Lautaro Burgos - Drumset; Eric Lane - Keyboards; Alex Asher - Trombone.

9:30pm

Tue 01/12

PANGARI AND THE SOCIALITES. Classic Ska, Soul and Rocksteady. With Nick Anderson-drums; Mark Marshall-guitar; Ari Folman Cohen-bass; Dany fox-piano; Akie Bermiss-vocals; Alec Spiegelman-alto sax; Kyle Nasser-tenor sax; Kevin Moehringer-trombone; Pasquale Cangiano-trumpet and Maria Eisen-Bari sax

7:00pm

Tue 01/12

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 01/13

KOTORINO. Kotorno’s chamber pop is omnivorous in its source material, quite pretty, and downright haunting. Kotorino includes Jeff Morris on guitar and words, Estelle Bajou and Molly White on vocals and violins, Jerome Morris on drums, Sara Zar on musical saw, Liz Prince on tuba, Mike Brown on bass, Stefan Zeniuk on reeds and Jesse Selengut – trumpet..

8:00pm

Wed 01/13

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

10:00pm
Thu 01/14

ENDANGERED BLOOD. The four members of Endangered Blood are some of the most influential jazz musicians of their generation. Jim Black should need no introduction to listeners of creative music, having established himself as one of the most inventive drummers of his generation, and is currently leading his own trio as well as post-rock/jazz group Alas No Axis. Bassist Trevor Dunn has been touring the world with various Mike Patton and John Zorn projects as well as entering the Guinness Book of World Records by playing fifty gigs in fifty states in fifty days as a member of the Melvins Lite. Oscar Noriega is fast becoming one of the rising stars of creative music as a member of Tim Berne’s acclaimed Snakeoil quartet. Chris Speed continues to be one of the most highly respected jazz saxophonists and clarinetists working today, currently playing with Craig Taborn, Dave King, Uri Caine and John Hollenbeck’s long running Claudia Quintet.

8:00pm

Thu 01/14

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

6:00pm

Fri 01/15

APAP showcase.
Petr Cancura's DOWN HOME. Petr Cancura leads this roots inspired jazz group. Wordless stories of the deep south, gut wrenching cry of the old times, Petr Cancura & Down Hometurns old black & white photographs into music. Known for bringing together roots music and jazz, his critically acclaimed group from Brooklyn tackles old-time acoustic blues and country and combines it with a touch of New Orleans and a whole lot of New York jazz vibe... Down Home sounds like you're on the porch, off the beaten path somewhere in Mississippi...

8:00pm

Fri 01/15

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

9:30pm

Fri 01/15

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

11:00pm

Fri 01/15

MIDNIGHT DJ SET.
DJ MAFE MARACUYEAH & FRIENDS
- From cumbia to Afro-funk

12:00pm

Sat 01/16

In honor of Goldenfest, barbès presents a special screening of
BRASSLANDS. Directed by the Meerkat Media Collective, 2013 / 84min
An eccentric New York brass band, a virtuosic group of struggling Roma Gypsies, and reigning Serbian champions converge with half a million fans and transcend political and ethnic borders at the world's largest trumpet festival in Guca, Serbia. This special screening of Brasslands coincides with the 29th annual Zlatne Uste Golden Festival weekend and will also serve as as Brooklyn premiere. Brasslands premiered in 2013 at the Los Angeles Film Festival, and is an Official Selection at the 2014 International Film Festival Rotterdam.

1:30pm

Sat 01/16

Cutupra Production, presents ROCK'N KIDS.
A monthly afternoon showcase of some of the most notable kid bands from Brooklyn and beyond. Every third Saturday of the month.
This month features are: The Series and Control The Sound.

4:00pm

Sat 01/16

MARIKA HUGHES. In residence every Saturday in January.
New York native Marika Hughes is a cellist who was raised in the classical tradition. Today, her music fuses that history with sounds and ideas hailing from folk, jazz, blues, and soul, plus a sprinkling of the avant-garde. Each Saturday in January, Marika will explore her original music alongside music from the likes of Johnny Cash, Don Pullen, and Abbey Lincoln, cast in various lights: solo, with her band Bottom Heavy, and with special guests.

6:00pm

Sat 01/16

TRIO XALAM. Taking North and west African as well as Middle eastern modalities and rhythms and creating a rich tapestry of sound. Brandon Terzic, oud/ngoni - Matt Darriau, reeds/kaval - Matt Kilmer, percussion.

8:00pm

Sat 01/16

APAP showcase.
NATION BEAT.
Nation Beat blends the rhythms of New Orleans and Brazil. Their three previous albums, Maracatuniversal, featuring Maracatu Nação Estrela Brilhante; Legends of the Preacher, featuring the Klezmatics, and Growing Stone, explored different aspects of the Brazilian/New Orleans fusion that comes to full flower on their latest project: Carnival Caravan. “Most people aren’t aware of maracatu or Mardi Gras Indian traditions,” Kettner says. “We hope to show people there’s more to Mardi Gras and Carnival than hanging out and getting drunk. We want to educate people about these traditions through our music and musical workshops.”

9:30pm

Sat 01/16

APAP showcase.
YOTOCO.
The spunky incarnation of a musical love triangle between Umoja Orchestra, Bioritmo, and Cumbiagra.Yotoco plays a melange of Salsa, Afro-Cuban Rumba, Boleros, and Cumbia. The group is symbiotically composed of Gabo Tomasini (percussion,) Natalia Perez (vocals & percussion) Jules Belmont (guitar) and Sebastian Lopez (bass).

11:00pm

Sat 01/16

MIDNIGHT DJ SET. Every saturday at midnight, mostly vinyl sets of Tropical music from around the world.
SONIDO CHICHADELICO. All vinyl sets of vintage Guaguanco, Bugalu, Salsa, Cumbia and Chicha.

Midnight

Sun 01/17

SERGIO KRAKOWSKI. In Residence Every Sunday in January.
Sergio Krakowski is considered a master of the Pandeiro. In twenty years of career, he has shared the stage with artist such as Anat Cohen, Cyro Baptista, Edmar Castañeda, Maria Bethânia and Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Krakowski also uses his knowledge as a Computer Music PhD to allow percussion instruments to trigger videos, control effects and interact with the machine, creating real time dialogues between percussionist and computer. He will present various projects and invite different guests each week. This week:
THIAGO THIAGO DE MELLO. Invited by Sergio, The Brazilian composer Thiago Thiago de Mello (voice and acoustic guitar) performs his powerful and beautiful songs about the Amazon Rainforest, where the songwriter grew up and continues to return each year. From a family of artists, poets and musicians, Thiago Thiago de Mello "combines Brazil's rich literary traditions and African-inspired rhythms, such as samba, forró and pagode, with jazz, rock and electronica" (Tim Wilkins, WBGO). The concert, with Sergio Krakowski (pandeiro) and Todd Neufeld (electric guitar) is an invitation to a journey inside the Amazon Rainforest.

5:00pm

Sun 01/17

APAP showcase.
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)

7:00pm

Sun 01/17

APAP showcase.
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 01/18

APAP showcase.
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 01/18

A POST GOLDENFEST CELEBRATION. Every year, thousands of Balkan music lovers, musicians and dancers flock to Brooklyn for a weekend of celebration of the cultures of Eastern Europe at the Golden Festival at the Grand Prospect Ballroom in Park Slope. Join us for the Barbes Golden Festival After Party with 3-4 local and out of town groups. Exact lineup to be announced in early January.

9:30pm

Tue 01/19

SHERITA. Acoustic music of the Balkans, Greece, Turkey and the Middle East featuring Renee Bergan - percussion; Rima Fand - violin, viola, vocals - Adam Good: oud, guitar, tambura andGreg Squared: clarinet, sax, vocals.

7:00pm

Tue 01/19

APAP showcase.
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 01/20

CURHACHESTRA. The Curhachestra plays the music of trombonist, guitarist and composer Curtis Hasselbring. Curtis has created sample-based electronic music under the name Curha since 2000 including remixes that for Slavic Soul Party and Frank London. The Curhachestra will play live versions of Curha’s electronic pieces, striking a balance between groove music and highly orchestrated compositions. With Curtis Hasselbring (trombone, guitar, noises), Brian Drye (keyboards), Ben Perowsky (drums) and special guests.

8:00pm

Wed 01/20

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

10:00pm
Thu 01/21

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

8:00pm

Thu 01/21

BOSS TENOR. Country and Jazz standards with Oscar noriega (drums), Chris Speed(tenorsax, clarinet), Matt Pavolka (bass). Nate Radley (Guitar) and Jesse Quarrto (voice). $10

10:00pm

Fri 01/22

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

8:00pm

Fri 01/22

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

10:00pm

Sat 01/23

MARIKA HUGHES. CANCELLED BECAUSE OF THE STORM

6:00pm

Sat 01/23

Brandon Seabrook's DIE TROMMEL FATALE is canceled because of the snow. The show is rescheduled for this coming Tuesday, 01/26, at 7:00pm.

8:00pm

Sat 01/23

LIFE IN A BLENDER. Cancelled because of the snow..

10:00pm

Sun 01/24

SERGIO KRAKOWSKI. In Residence Every Sunday in January.
Sergio Krakowski is considered a master of the Pandeiro. In twenty years of career, he has shared the stage with artist such as Anat Cohen, Cyro Baptista, Edmar Castañeda, Maria Bethânia and Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Krakowski also uses his knowledge as a Computer Music PhD to allow percussion instruments to trigger videos, control effects and interact with the machine, creating real time dialogues between percussionist and computer. He will present various projects and invite different guests each week. This week:
TODD NEUFELD. Todd Neufeld presents his band project. Todd Neufeld is a guitarist whose unique musical and improvisational voice has made irreplaceable contributions to the bands of Tyshawn Sorey, Masabumi Kikuchi, Lee Konitz and many others. His very personal synthesis of a myriad of musical influences has created a brew all his own. With his new band he'll premiering and developing recent compositions written for voice, and for the musical "singers" of this band. An album is to be recorded later this year. With Todd Neufeld (guitar, compositions), Rema Hasumi (voice), Thomas Morgan (bass) and Billy Mintz (drums).

5:00pm

Sun 01/24

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. Featuring Johnny Lam - steel guitar; Luca Benedetti - guitar; Roy Williams - guitar; David Speranza - bass and Russ Meissner - drums

7:00pm

Sun 01/24

THE SWING CALIENTE ALL STAR
Some of the finest Gypsy Swing musicians play a Django-inspired repertoire. Featuring Ari Folman-cohen - bass; Tim Clement - guitar and Alec Spiegelman-clarinet/sax.

9:00pm

Mon 01/25

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 01/25

TROPICAL VORTEX MONDAYS!. Every Monday, Tropical Vortex showcases bands and DJs who specialize in variations on Tropical sounds from Latinolandia and elsewhere. This week:
CHRIS STROMQUIST & FRIENDS. Chris is the drummer for Slavic Soul Party, Kultur Shock, Zemog el Gallo Bueno and many other projects. He will be joined by a coterie of his friends from various background.

9:30pm

Tue 01/26

JENNY SCHEINMAN, who was scheduled to play, will not make it to NY due to the blizzard.

7:00pm

Tue 01/26

DIE TROMMEL FATALE. Guitarist Brandon Seabrook's pre-apocalyptic summit, oozing centuries of purloined caterwauls. A sorceric phenomenon of wood, steel and flesh featuring a clangorous array of aural spasms and geometric quickstep grotesquerie. With Brandon Seabrook -Guitar; Marika Hughes - Cello; Eivind Opsvik- Bass; Chuck Bettis - Vocals/electronics; Dave Treut - drums and Sam Ospovat - drums.

7:00pm

Tue 01/26

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 01/27

THE WESTERLIES. The Westerlies re-imagine the chamber music experience through boldly personal performance, recording, collaboration, education, and outreach. Since their inception in 2011, they have cultivated a new brass quartet repertoire featuring over 50 original compositions as well as adaptations of Ives, Ellington, Bartok, Ligeti, Stephen Foster and numerous traditionals. Their music exudes the warmth of their longstanding friendships, and reflects the broad interests of its members. With Riley Mulherkar and Zubin Hensler on trumpet, and Andy Clausen and Willem de Koch on trombone.

8:00pm

Wed 01/27

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

10:00pm

Thu 01/28

WEIRD WEDNESDAYS (on Thursdays). Episode 25 - Dada's Daughters. The January edition of this monthly series celebrates the 100th Anniversary of Cabaret Voltaire and the birth of Dadaism with a special tribute to the women of Dada. It will be a a multi-disciplinary evening of Dada inspired performances by a host of talented women including musicians Terry Dame and Jessica Lurie, visual artist/musician Sandra Koponen, circus diva/dancer, Jennifer Miller and creative technologists Merche Blasco and Thessia Machado. Expect the unexpected, weirdness will abound.

7:30pm

Thu 01/28

C. GIBBS & HE ARRIVED BY HELICOPTER. C.Gibbs past musical credits have seen himfronting the band Lucinda Black Bear. He alsoperformed in The Broadway Rock MusicalPassing Strange and the movie directed bySpike Lee of the same name. Before he was of drinking age Gibbs also had a brief stint asa lead guitarist for a “one hit wonder” 4AD English band while living in London. After a US tour and being refused admission back in the UK hemoved to NYC where he started the seminalpost punk rock trio Morning Glories.

10:00pm
Fri 01/29

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

8:00pm

Fri 01/29

GRUPO CHONTA's farewell Concert. 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. For the past few years, Diego was based in New York City but he is returning to Colombia and this will be his last show in the US. Don't miss out.

10:00pm

Sat 01/30

MARIKA HUGHES. In residence every Saturday in January.
New York native Marika Hughes is a cellist who was raised in the classical tradition. Today, her music fuses that history with sounds and ideas hailing from folk, jazz, blues, and soul, plus a sprinkling of the avant-garde. Each Saturday in January, Marika will explore her original music alongside music from the likes of Johnny Cash, Don Pullen, and Abbey Lincoln, cast in various lights: solo, with her band Bottom Heavy, and with special guests.

6:00pm
Sat 01/30

TUBBY. Tubby performs both classic and obscure 50’s & 60’s New Orleans Rock and Roll - from the likes of Allen Toussaint, Professor Longhair, & James Booker. With Luca Benedetti - Guitar; - Saxophone; Dave Speranza - Bass; Danny Fox - piano; and Dan Rieser - Drums.

8:00pm

Sat 01/30

PEOPLE'S CHAMPS. Led by trombonist Alex Asher and fronted by vocalist Cole Williams, People’s Champs mash 1980s electro-accordion riffs, neo-soul vocals, and gritty drum grooves. The music is rooted in popular dance music from around the world, and the lush arrangements never lose track of the dance floor. The band mixes jazz, hip-hop, rock, and soul from the United States, Latin America, and Africa, and the result is a passionate new brand of soul music that is equal parts Gorillaz, Michael Jackson, Fela Kuti, and Ornette Coleman. Among many high-profile collaborations, its horn section, under the name Superpower Horns, collaborated with Beyoncé Knowles on her latest album.

10:00pm

Sat 01/30

MIDNIGHT DJ SET. Every saturday at midnight, mostly vinyl sets of Tropical music from around the world.
SONIDO CHICHADELICO. All vinyl sets of vintage Guaguanco, Bugalu, Salsa, Cumbia and Chicha.

Midnight

Sun 01/31

SERGIO KRAKOWSKI. In Residence Every Sunday in January.
Sergio Krakowski is considered a master of the Pandeiro. In twenty years of career, he has shared the stage with artist such as Anat Cohen, Cyro Baptista, Edmar Castañeda, Maria Bethânia and Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Krakowski also uses his knowledge as a Computer Music PhD to allow percussion instruments to trigger videos, control effects and interact with the machine, creating real time dialogues between percussionist and computer. He will present various projects and invite different guests each week. This week:
IVO SENRA - Solo Synthesizer & EDUARDO BELO..
Invited by Sergio, Ivo Senra and Eduardo Belo present their projects. Ivo Senra is a Brazilian musician: piano and synthesizer player, composer and musical producer. In the first set of this night, Ivo will present a new proposal for expanding the art of improvisation based on the mixture between jazz and contemporary classical music structures. These are new frontiers being explored both in the musical and orchestration senses, since everything is presented by synthesizers. In the second set, Eduardo Bello, prominent Brazilian bass player living in NYC, will present his new compositions inspired in the Brazilian Choro tradition.

5:00pm

Sun 01/31

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

7:00pm

Sun 01/31

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

February


Mon 02/01

JEFF PICKER. Trio interpretations of Western Swing, Bluegrass, and Standard tunes, featuring Jeff Picker (bass), Alex Hargreaves (fiddle), and Mike Robinson (guitar).

7:00pm

Mon 02/01

TROPICAL VORTEX MONDAYS!. Every Monday, Tropical Vortex showcases bands and DJs who specialize in variations on Tropical sounds from Latinolandia and elsewhere.
LOS ALIENS. This new project by Colombian pianist and keyboardist Ricardo Gallo mixes Colombian grooves with improvisation and sound exploration. With Ricardo Gallo - synths; Sebastián Cruz - guitar; Amanda Ruzza - bass and Andres Jimenez - drums.
Alternating sets with DJs from the GREENWOOD RHYTHM COALITION. The flagship operation of the Names You Can Trust label, the Coalition is produced, directed and overseen by partners Monk- One and E’s E and incorporates an army of funky studio musicians. Their unique hybrid of Latin & Caribbean rhythms, B-Boy breaks, live instrumentation and studio wizardry have earned their vinyl releases critical acclaim amongst the DJs and mass appeal on the dance floor.

9:30pm

Tue 02/02

RUFUS CAPPADOCIA. The cellist draws from "the similarities between seemingly diverse music forms such as blues, Sufi, Middle Eastern and even Gregorian chant.”. He has released albums in collaboration with guitarist David Fiuczynski, singerBethany Yarrow, Stellamara withSonja Drakulich, multi instrumentalist Ross Daly and The Paradox Trio with Matt Dariau.

7:00pm

Tue 02/02

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 02/03

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

8:00pm

Wed 02/03

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

10:00pm

Thu 02/04

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

8:00pm

Thu 02/04

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

10:00pm

Fri 02/05

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 02/05

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

10:00pm

Sat 02/06

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

4:00pm

Sat 02/06

KANE MATHIS in residence every Saturday in February.
Kane began making trips to The Gambia, Africa in 1996 to live with a family of hereditary musicians studying primarily with Malamini Jobarteh. In 2011 Kane became the first non-African to be endorsed by the Gambian National Center For Arts and Culture. Kane has also studied at Istanbul’s I.T.U. conservatory before a 5 year apprenticeship with Oud virtuoso Münir Beken. Kane is a 2010 Earshot Jazz album of the year winner and a recipient of the 2012 Chamber Music America grant.
This week of the residency he performs with Rich Stein on percussion, Max ZT on hammered dulcimer, and Josh Geisler on bansuri.

6:00pm

Sat 02/06

BEN PEROWSKY QUARTET. Perowsky is best known as a first call drummer for John Zorn, John Scofield, Dave Douglas and Uri Caine but was equally influenced by Elvin and Philly Joe as he was by John Bonham and Keith Moon. His quartet combines many of his current and early interests. With Chris Speed - reeds; Ben Monder - guitar; Ben Perowsky - drums and Matt Brower - bass.

8:00pm

Sat 02/06

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

10:00pm
Sat 02/06

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

Midnight

Sun 02/07 JOEL FORRESTER. In residence all of February.
Joel Forrester is the composer of more than 1600 tunes, a versatile and accomplished jazz pianist, leader of his own quintet and prolific recording artist. He has performed in an extraordinary diversity of settings – from large ensembles to a duet setting with a tap dancer! His playing draws from stride, boogie-woogie, bebop, trance and what he likes to call ‘salon pieces’ but each composition bears the stamp of this most individual artist.

5:00pm

Sun 02/07

THE DELOREAN SISTERS. The Sisters are all children of the 80s. They’ve taken to reimagining synth-pop hits and keytar karaoke staples as old timey, early 20th century Americana. Diane Wohland and Jessica Spiegel both play guitar and harmonize; Clive Thompson plays lead guitar and harmonica; Brian Braiker is on banjo, slide guitar and ukulele, and Gary Lowery sings and plays washboard and triangle. Think of it at the Dust Bowl meets the Superbowl Shuffle.

7:00pm

Sun 02/07

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 02/08

DENNIS LICHTMAN & EHUD ASHERLE. Clarinetist Dennis Lichtman (leader of The Brain Cloud) and stride piano master Ehud Asherie explore American and Brazilian music of the 1920's and 1930's.

7:00pm

Mon 02/08

TROPICAL VORTEX MONDAYS!. Every Monday, Tropical Vortex showcases bands and DJs who specialize in variations on Tropical sounds from Latinolandia and elsewhere.
LOS CUMPLEANOS. The new groupe plays a psychedelic mix of classic era cumbia and salsa from Colombia as well as tasty originals in the same vein. Nestor Gomez - Lead Vocals, Congas, Alegre; Lautaro Burgos - Drumset; Eric Lane - Keyboards; Alex Asher - Trombone.

9:30pm

Tue 02/09

JOANNA STERNBERG. Joanna Sternberg is a singer/songwriter and bass player. Her songs fall under the general umbrella of Folk music, with many elements gleaned from Ragtime, blues, gospel, jazz and Klezmer. Her first set will be with a trio comprised of guitarist Felix Lemerle and legendary drummer Steve Little - followed by a set with her own band featuring Andy Borger, Adam Brisbin & Jordan Hyde.

7:00pm

Tue 02/09

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 02/10

EMPYREAN ATLAS. Composer/multi-instrumentalist David Crowell’s band has been described by TimeOut NY as combining "Minimalist drive and Afropop shimmer – a bright infectious mix”. Members of Empyrean Atlas have performed and/or recorded with the Philip Glass Ensemble, Steve Reich, Antibalas, Steve Coleman, Superhuman Happiness, Tim Berne and many others.
In July 2015, Wilco named their album "Inner Circle" as one of their 17 favorite records of the year, promoting the list on their website and through magazines like Pitchfork, Stereogum and Paste. David Crowell: guitar, alto saxophone; Andrew Smiley: guitar
Ryan Ferreira: guitar; Greg Chudzik: bass; Jason Nazary: drums.

8:00pm

Thu 02/11

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

8:00pm

Thu 02/11

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

10:00pm

Fri 02/12

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

8:00pm

Fri 02/12

MATUTO. Living up to their reputation for bringing a "Brazilian Carnaval in the Appalachian Mountains", Matuto will commingle Traditional Northeastern Brazilian Forró tunes with Appalachian fiddle tunes into an all night dance party. Featuring Clay Ross on guitar, Rob Curto on accordion, Mike LaValle on bass, Richie Barshay on drums and Zé Mauricio on percussion.

10:00pm

Sat 02/13

KANE MATHIS in residence every Saturday in February.
Kane began making trips to The Gambia, Africa in 1996 to live with a family of hereditary musicians studying primarily with Malamini Jobarteh. In 2011 Kane became the first non-African to be endorsed by the Gambian National Center For Arts and Culture. Kane has also studied at Istanbul’s I.T.U. conservatory before a 5 year apprenticeship with Oud virtuoso Münir Beken. Kane is a 2010 Earshot Jazz album of the year winner and a recipient of the 2012 Chamber Music America grant.
This week, rare solo performance presenting solo repertoire for Kora and Oud as well as experimental electroacoustic processing. This performance is partially pursuant of a new developing installation work.

6:00pm
Sat 02/13

LOS CREMA PARAISO. Los Crema Paraiso, named after a beloved Caracas' ice cream parlor, is a Venezuelan power trio made up of Neil Ochoa (Si Se, Chicha Libre), José Luis Pardo (Los Amigos Invisibles), and BamBam Rodriguez. The trio takes Venezuelan traditional music as its foundation, but infuses it with rock, funk, latin grooves and jazz. Los Crema Paraiso’s sophomore album, De Pelicula, is an update on what has been referred to as “High Speed Bossa Nova" and offers a melange of classic Venezuelan songs, rock anthems and original tracks influenced by Noel Petro, Tom Jobim, Llanera music, Medeski, Martin and Wood and Pink Floyd.

8:00pm

Sat 02/13

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

10:00pm

Sat 02/13

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

Midnight

Sun 02/14 JOEL FORRESTER. In residence all of February.
Joel Forrester is the composer of more than 1600 tunes, a versatile and accomplished jazz pianist, leader of his own quintet and prolific recording artist. He has performed in an extraordinary diversity of settings – from large ensembles to a duet setting with a tap dancer! His playing draws from stride, boogie-woogie, bebop, trance and what he likes to call ‘salon pieces’ but each composition bears the stamp of this most individual artist.

5:00pm

Sun 02/14

VILLA DELIRIUM. Disturbed Songs for Disturbed Times. Villa Delirium combines eerie traditional folk songs of Germany, Ireland and the Balkans with murder ballads of the American South and heir own startling compositions. With Tine Kindermann - Voice, saw and violin; John Kruth - Voice, guitar, mandolin, banjo and flutes; Kenny Margolis - Accordion and keyboards; Steve Bear - Pots, pans and boxes and Doug Wieselman - clarinets and bass harmonica

7:00pm

Sun 02/14

YOU WILL LOVE NO ONE BUT ME
Jeremiah Lockwood's Valentine special, featuring
- THE FRATERNAL ORDER OF THE SOCIETY OF BLUES
. Disciples of Blues legend Carolina Slim play soulful tuneful songs that the people understand
- HEARING THINGS.
"kind of Middle Eastern flavored surf rock with old-school R&B honking and striptease-worthy themes" (Chicago Reader)
THE SWAY MACHINERY, celebrating the release of their new EP, You WIll Love No One But Me.
Jeremiah Lockwood, got his first musical education singing in the choir of his grandfather, Cantor Jacob Konigsberg and then spent a decade playing in the subways of New York City with Piedmont Blues legend Carolina Slim. In 2010, he traveled to Mali with the Sway Machinery to perform at the legendary Festival of the Desert. While in Africa he recorded The House of Friendly Ghosts Vol.1 which featured collaborations with luminaries of Malian music, including Vieux Farka Toure and Khaira Arby. The band toured around the world in support of the album. In addition to The Sway Machinery, Jeremiah has also collaborated with people such as Balkan Beat Box, Frank London and Stephen Ulrich and has scored various films.

9:00pm to Midnight

$20 suggested

 

Mon 02/15

 

DENNIS LICHTMAN & EHUD ASHERLE. Clarinetist Dennis Lichtman (leader of The Brain Cloud) and stride piano master Ehud Asherie explore American and Brazilian music of the 1920's and 1930's.

7:00pm

Mon 02/15

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

9:30pm

Tue 02/16

GINA LEISHMAN. Whether performing her own material or other people's, Gina has a way to make it her own. She is not only a wonderful composer and performer, she is also a rare singer capable of conveying deep emotion with utter precision, while never giving in to sentimentality.

7:00pm

Tue 02/16

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 02/17

VICKI KISTINA BARCELONA! Joy Askew, Rachelle Garniez, Amanda Homi and Terry Radigan revisit the Tom Waits repertoire with elaborate harmonies, a surprising collection of musical instruments, and a sense of humor. Individually they have worked with Peter Gabriel, Joe Jackson, Sufjan Stevens, Laurie Anderson, and Quincy Jones.

8:00pm

Wed 02/17

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

10:00pm

Thu 02/18

WILL BERNARD. The guitarist will explore a repertoire mostly inspired by New Orleans, with John Cowherd, Clark Gayton, and Adrian Harpham.

8:00pm

Thu 02/18

BOSS TENOR. Country and Jazz standards with Oscar noriega (drums), Chris Speed(tenorsax, clarinet), Matt Pavolka (bass). Nate Radley (Guitar) and Jesse Quarrto (voice). $10

10:00pm

Fri 02/19

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

8:00pm

Fri 02/19

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

10:00pm
Sat 02/20

Cutupra Production, presents ROCK'N KIDS.
A monthly afternoon showcase of some of the most notable kid bands from Brooklyn and beyond. Every third Saturday of the month.

4:00pm

Sat 02/20

KANE MATHIS in residence every Saturday in February.
Kane began making trips to The Gambia, Africa in 1996 to live with a family of hereditary musicians studying primarily with Malamini Jobarteh. In 2011 Kane became the first non-African to be endorsed by the Gambian National Center For Arts and Culture. Kane has also studied at Istanbul’s I.T.U. conservatory before a 5 year apprenticeship with Oud virtuoso Münir Beken. Kane is a 2010 Earshot Jazz album of the year winner and a recipient of the 2012 Chamber Music America grant.
This week Kane Mathis performs original ensemble material with Rich Stein on percussion, Dan Kirfirst on percussion, and Moto Fukushima on bass.

6:00pm
Sat 02/20

BEN HOLMES. Trumpeter and composer Ben Holmes brings his new ensemble to Barbès, featuring Eran Asias (drums), Brad Shepik (guitar) and Matt Pavolka (bass). The quartet will play a whole mess of new music by Holmes drawing on a wide variety of moods and styles, from faux-arias klezmer to 1970s experimental film scores to jazz and more.

8:00pm

Sat 02/20

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

10:00pm

Sat 02/20

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

Midnight

Sun 02/21 JOEL FORRESTER. In residence all of February.
Joel Forrester is the composer of more than 1600 tunes, a versatile and accomplished jazz pianist, leader of his own quintet and prolific recording artist. He has performed in an extraordinary diversity of settings – from large ensembles to a duet setting with a tap dancer! His playing draws from stride, boogie-woogie, bebop, trance and what he likes to call ‘salon pieces’ but each composition bears the stamp of this most individual artist.

5:00pm

Sun 02/21

LOS ALIENS. This new project by Colombian pianist and keyboardist Ricardo Gallo mixes Colombian grooves with improvisation and sound exploration. With Ricardo Gallo - synths; Sebastián Cruz - guitar; Amanda Ruzza - bass and Andres Jimenez - drums.

7:000pm
Sun 02/21

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 02/22

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 02/22

TROPICAL VORTEX MONDAYS!. Every Monday, Tropical Vortex showcases bands and DJs who specialize in variations on Tropical sounds from Latinolandia and elsewhere. This week:
BULLA EN EL BARRIO. Led by Barranquilla native Carolina Oliveros, the drummers and singers of Bulla en el Barrio explore new and classic Bailes Cantados of Bullerengue. Bullerengue originated on the Carribean Colombian coast of Colombia. The music has deep African roots, it consists mostly of drummers and female singers and posesses a mesmerizing, trance-like quality.
Carolina Oliveros belongs to a younger generation of cantadoras who have a deep connection to the tradition but have also been influences by all the music they were exposed to growing up: classical music, rock and cumbia among others. The group will be paying homage to lesser known cantadorasand cantadores from Uraba - region of Colombia located between Antioquia, Choco and Cordoba. Featuring songs by Eustiquia Amaranto (Turbo), Darlina Saenz (Necocli), Ana Garces (Necocli), Eloisa Garces (Necocli), Eulalia Gonzales (Maria La Baja), Pabla Florez (Maria La Baja), and Sabina Escudero

9:30pm

Tue 02/23

SHANKAR. Brian Adler’s "Shankar" is a rhythm ensemble that merges vedantic themes with modern urban sensibilities. Forging new grounds, they create a surreal landscape out of beautiful melodies and ethnic rhythms. With pieces that take on a zen-like architecture, the music is both subtle and complex stretching between technological and shamanistic worlds. Featuring: Matt Moran (vibes), Jonathan Goldberger (guitar), Julian Pollack (keys), Rob Jost (bass) andBrian Adler (drums).

7:00pm

Tue 02/23

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 02/24

ANDY BISKIN'S 16 TONS. Biskin is a clarinetist, composer, and filmmaker who takes his inspiration equally from Raymond Scott, Charles Ives, Igor Stravinsky, and Lawrence Welk. His new project that reimagines songs from Alan Lomax's monumental anthology, Folksongs of North America. Featuring Andy Biskin -clarinet and arrangements; John Carlson, Dave Smith, Kenny Warren - trumpets; Rob Garcia -drums.

8:00pm

Wed 02/24

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

10:00pm

Thu 02/25

WEIRD WEDNESDAYS (on Thursdays). Episode 26 - Terry Dame presents an ongoing monthly music series dedicated to instrument inventors and players of found objects and other musical oddities. Dame is a composer, multi-instrumentalist and instrument builder and leader of the invented instrument ensemble Electric Junkyard Gamelan. Terry Dame's WeirdWednesdays did start on a Wednesday, but to make it weirder, it will be now happen every last Thursday of the month…because Thursday is the weirdest Wednesday of all.

7:00pm

Thu 02/25

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

10:00pm

Fri 02/26

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

8:00pm

Fri 02/26

ZEMOG EL GALLO BUENO. Led by Puerto-Rican born Peruvian guitarist Abraham Gomez-Delgado, the band plays Latin music for the 21st Century. their sound is both slick and raw - rooted in the traditional rhythms of Bomba and Plena with the energy of the best rock bands and the joyful chaos of Sun Ra's improvisation.
"Zemog does for Afro-Latin music what Tom Waits did for Weillian cabaret.” DownBeat
"Twisting genres at will and singing with skewed humor. But it's largely unplugged, taking the horn section and guitar vamps of Puerto Rican salsa and bending them by way of Mingus and Sun Ra." — New York Times

10:00pm

Sat 02/27

KANE MATHIS in residence every Saturday in February.
Kane began making trips to The Gambia, Africa in 1996 to live with a family of hereditary musicians studying primarily with Malamini Jobarteh. In 2011 Kane became the first non-African to be endorsed by the Gambian National Center For Arts and Culture. Kane has also studied at Istanbul’s I.T.U. conservatory before a 5 year apprenticeship with Oud virtuoso Münir Beken. Kane is a 2010 Earshot Jazz album of the year winner and a recipient of the 2012 Chamber Music America grant.
For the last Saturday of the residency Kane brings his electro acoustic project with tabla player, Roshni Samlal. They began their collaboration at the Brooklyn Raga Massive. Using electronic compositional elements of sound design, field recordings, and drones, they create a new context for traditional elements of Indian classical percussion and Kora repertoire.

6:00pm

Fri 02/26

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

8:00pm
Sat 02/27

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

8:00pm

Sat 02/27

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

10:00pm

Sat 02/27

MIDNIGHT DJ SET. Every saturday at midnight, mostly vinyl sets of Tropical music from around the world.
SONIDO CHICHADELICO. All vinyl sets of vintage Guaguanco, Bugalu, Salsa, Cumbia and Chicha.

Midnight

Sun 02/28 JOEL FORRESTER. In residence all of February.
Joel Forrester is the composer of more than 1600 tunes, a versatile and accomplished jazz pianist, leader of his own quintet and prolific recording artist. He has performed in an extraordinary diversity of settings – from large ensembles to a duet setting with a tap dancer! His playing draws from stride, boogie-woogie, bebop, trance and what he likes to call ‘salon pieces’ but each composition bears the stamp of this most individual artist.

5:00pm

Sun 02/28

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

9:00pm

Mon 02/29

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

7:00pm

Mon 02/29

TROPICAL VORTEX MONDAYS!. Every Monday, Tropical Vortex showcases bands and DJs who specialize in variations on Tropical sounds from Latinolandia and elsewhere.
MARTIN VEJARANO & FRIENDS CELEBRATE LEAP DAY. The Colombian drummer, composer and leader of Chia's Dance Party, La Cumbianba Eneye and Cumbia River Band only get to celebrate his birthday every four years. Don't miss this one.

9:30pm

Tue

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

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

10:00pm
Sat

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

Midnight

Sun

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

9:00pm

Mon

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

7:00pm

Mon

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

9:30pm

Tue

SLAVIC SOUL PARTY. Fiery Balkan brass, throbbing funk grooves, 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

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

10:00pm
Sat

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

Midnight

Sun

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

9:00pm

Mon

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

7:00pm

Mon

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

9:30pm

Tue

SLAVIC SOUL PARTY. Fiery Balkan brass, throbbing funk grooves, 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

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

10:00pm
Sat

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

Midnight

Sun

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

9:00pm

Mon

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

7:00pm

Mon

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

9:30pm

Tue

SLAVIC SOUL PARTY. Fiery Balkan brass, throbbing funk grooves, 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

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

10:00pm
Sat

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

Midnight

Sun

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

9:00pm

Mon

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

7:00pm

Mon

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

9:30pm

Tue

SLAVIC SOUL PARTY. Fiery Balkan brass, throbbing funk grooves, 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

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

10:00pm
Sat

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

Midnight

Sun

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

9:00pm

Mon

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

7:00pm

Mon

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

9:30pm

Tue

SLAVIC SOUL PARTY. Fiery Balkan brass, throbbing funk grooves, 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

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

10:00pm
 


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