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

 
May


Sun 05/01

TRIPLE PASTE. Triple Paste is a new quintet with Eric Pakula on alto sax, Matt Darriau on clarinet and tenor, Katie Down on flute, vocals and ukulele, Matt Applebaum on guitar and Ray Parker on bass. They play swing tunes from the 20's and 30's as well as some originals and new interpretations of Lenny Tristano's music. Appearing at Barbes every Sunday in March.

4:30pm

Sun 05/01

TETEU. The guitarist lives between France and Brazil. He will be in NY for the first time, playing an original set of Brazilian influenced solo 7 string guitar.

7:00pm

Sun 05/01

OLLI SOIKKELI. Despite his young age, Finnish guitarist Olli Soikkeli is already recognized as one of the great new international talent in Gypsy Swing. "Olli Soikkeli, a riveting finnish guitarist who combines astonishing dexterity and speed with pure soul in a way that places him among the worthiest current day successors to the legacy of the great django. " -The Wall Street Journal

9:00pm

Mon 05/02

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

7:00pm

Mon 05/02

TROPICAL VORTEX MONDAYS!. Every Monday, Tropical Vortex showcases bands and DJs who specialize in variations on Tropical sounds from Latinolandia and elsewhere.
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 add 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 05/03

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.

7:00pm

Tue 05/03

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

9:00pm

Wed 05/04

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

8:00pm

Wed 05/04

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 05/05

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

8:00pm

Thu 05/05

SANDCATCHERS. Sandcatchers was formed in the corner of Cheryl's, a soul food restaurant on the corner of Underhill avenue and Eastern Parkway. Given the opportunity for a weekly gig, guitarist and oud player Yoshie Fruchter brought in his friends Myk Freedman on lap steel, Michael Bates on double bass, and Yonadav Halevy on percussion to see what kind of music they could make together. Over the course of many weeks, a fresh sound was created blending the middle eastern trope of the oud with the dreamy, americana infused textures of the steel guitar. Featuring original music by Fruchter inspired both by maqam and the Appalachian trail.

10:00pm
Fri 05/06 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 05/06

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 05/07

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 05/07

SANDA WEIGL. In residence every Saturday in May at 6:00pm. This week:
SONGS FRON A RED COMPOSER, with Uri Sharlin - piano and accordion
Romanian born Sanda Weigl blends gypsy music, german cabaret and jazz, mirroring her own life story.Sanda first achieved fame as a teen-age member of one of East Germany’s most popular rock band. After publicly denouncing Russia’s invasion of Czechoslovakia, she was sentenced to two years forced labor in an East Berlin factory and then, expelled to the Wes. She relocated to NY in the 1990’s.

6:00pm

Sat 05/07

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

8:00pm
Sat 05/07

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

10:00pm

Sat 05/07

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 05/08

TRIPLE PASTE. Triple Paste is a new quintet with Eric Pakula on alto sax, Matt Darriau on clarinet and tenor, Katie Down on flute, vocals and ukulele, Matt Applebaum on guitar and Ray Parker on bass. They play swing tunes from the 20's and 30's as well as some originals and new interpretations of Lenny Tristano's music. Appearing at Barbes every Sunday in March.

4:30pm

Sun 05/08

GHANA SEPEREWA.Ghanaian master musician Osei John is one of the very last remaining seperewa musicians in Ghana. The seperewa is an Akan harp, a forgotten cousin of the Sahel's kora or ngoni. For centuries it was the melodic backbone to Ashanti and more generally Akan music, one of the key ingredients of highlife, but in the 20th century it was practically wiped out of Ghana by guitars coming from the coast. Osei will be joined by Colter Harper (guitar, percussion), Jeff Berman (percussion, dulcimer), and Lucas Ashby (percussion, cello) for a set of West African music This event is in support of the record recently released by Akwaaba Music:

7:00pm

Sun 05/08

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

9:00pm

Mon 05/09

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

7:00pm

Mon 05/09

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 group 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 05/10

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 05/10

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

9:00pm

Wed 05/11

TIMBILA. The shape-shifting, Afrodelic band Timbila continues its collaboration with Zimbabwean mbira master Chartwell Dutiro at Barbes on Wednesday, May 11. Chartwell is a veteran of Thomas Mapfumo and the Blacks Unlimited, and he now lives, teaches and performs out his home base in the U.K. Over the past three years he’s been creating new repertoire with Timbila during visits to New York. This spring the collaboration deepens with new songs—hauntingly beautiful mbira arrangements, and rocking Mozambican timbila (xylophone) grooves!

7:00pm

Wed 05/11

SILVER CITY BOUND. Join Silver City Bound for a special tour kick-off concert before they head off to Istanbul and Azerbaijan.Based in New York City, Silver City Bound (formerly The Amigos) was formed in 2011 by accordionist and keyboardist Sam Reider and guitarist Justin Poindexter. Calling themselves The Amigos, the pair got their start busting into college parties like guerrilla mariachis, jumping on top of cheap furniture and singing Hank Williams songs. They quickly became infamous in the New York music scene and a favored opening act for artists like Jon Batiste and Stay Human, the Carolina Chocolate Drops, and Sam Bush. They collaborated have stage on with Jim Lauderdale, Dom Flemons, David Amram and Nellie McKay and have toured China, Cambodia, Myanmar, Laos, and Vietnam on behalf of the U.S. Department of State, giving over 40 concerts and performing with local and international artists. " A sprighty mixture of folk, country, Mariachi and more. The New Yorker.

9:00pm

Wed 05/11

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.

10:30pm
Thu 05/12

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

8:00pm

Thu 05/12

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

10:00pm

Fri 05/13

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

8:00pm

Fri 05/13

YOTOCO. Named after a small Colombian town in the Valle del Cauca, Yotoco brings the feeling of a "made in Brooklyn" Parranda to their performances. What they play isn’t exactly salsa, son, cumbia, merengue or psychedelic rock; it isn’t rumba, funk, bomba or plena - but It draws from all of those traditions, transcends them, and creates something new, trippy, and very danceable. With Sebastian Lopez - vocals, bass and accordion; Natalia Perez vocals & guacharaca; Gabo Tomassini - congas; Evan Garfield - drums and Jules Belmont guitar.

10:00pm

Sat 05/14

SANDA WEIGL. In residence every Saturday in May at 6:00pm. This Week:
YESTERDAY'S THOUGHTS. A Capella songs and other stories with Marie Pohl reading and videos.
Romanian born Sanda Weigl blends gypsy music, german cabaret and jazz, mirroring her own life story.Sanda first achieved fame as a teen-age member of one of East Germany’s most popular rock band. After publicly denouncing Russia’s invasion of Czechoslovakia, she was sentenced to two years forced labor in an East Berlin factory and then, expelled to the Wes. She relocated to NY in the 1990’s.

6:00pm

Sat 05/14

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), Allyssa Lamb (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 05/14

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.

10:00pm
Sat 05/14

MIDNIGHT DJ SET. Every saturday at midnight, mostly vinyl sets of Tropical music from around the world. This week:
DISREPUTABLE SHAMAN. Tropical grooves from Peru and Colombia.

Midnight

Sun 05/15

TRIPLE PASTE. Triple Paste is a new quintet with Eric Pakula on alto sax, Matt Darriau on clarinet and tenor, Katie Down on flute, vocals and ukulele, Matt Applebaum on guitar and Ray Parker on bass. They play swing tunes from the 20's and 30's as well as some originals and new interpretations of Lenny Tristano's music. Appearing at Barbes every Sunday in March.

4:30pm

Sun 05/15 THE HORNS BAND. The Horns Band with Matt Pavolka (bass and trombone), Kirk Knuffke (cornet), Loren Stillman (alto saxophone), Jacob Garchik (trombone) and Mark Ferber (drums). Pavolka brings his Horns Band back to Barbes to play new music and the hits.

7:00pm

Sun 05/15 AN ALL STAR TRIBUTE TO DJANGO REINHARDT. Former members of Stephane Wrembel's band and Hot Club of NY pay tribute to the the Gyspsy Swing master with Koran Agan guitar; Eduardo Belo bass, Tim Clement guitar and special guests.

7:00pm

Mon 05/16

THE POMEGRANATE OF SISTAN. The Pomegranate of Sistan; New works by Michael Winograd and Zebunnisa Bangash featuring Sandaraa. This premiere is a product of a truly unique cross-cultural collaboration. Michael and Zeb bring the scope of Sandaraa to a new frontier with a set of compositions based on the rich history of Urdu poetry. Zeb Bangash (vocals, compositions,) Michael Winograd (clarinet, compositions,) Eylem Basaldi (violin,) Patrick Farrell (accordion, farfisa,) Yoshie Fruchter (guitar, oud,) Bridget Kearney (bass,) and Richie Barshay (drums and percussion.) This commission has been made possible by the Chamber Music America Classical Commissioning Program, with generous funding provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the Chamber Music America Endowment Fund.

5:30pm

Mon 05/16

RAPHAEL MCGREGOR. Raphael McGregor has gained a reputation for his high-quality and innovative steel playing with groups such as Nation Beat and Brain Cloud. With his own band he draws on the traditions of Western Swing, Modern and traditional jazz, and Blues to create original compositions that feature the steel guitar in an exciting new way.

7:00pm

Mon 05/16

TROPICAL VORTEX MONDAYS!. Every Monday, Tropical Vortex showcases bands and DJs who specialize in variations on Tropical sounds from Latinolandia and elsewhere.
CUMBIAGRA. Since their creation in the summer of 2008, Cumbiagra has been hosting legendary dance parties throughout New York’s Lower East Side, Brooklyn, Mexico and beyond. Though Cumbiagra is largely inspired by the Colombian cumbia, their music has developed into a synthesis of styles, drawing on the diversity of its members and the rich musical environment of the New York Metro area. With Rafael Gomez- bass and vocals; George saenz- accordion, trombone and vocals; Nestor Gomez- percussion and vocals; ;Alejo zuleta- keys and vocals and Brian Lazarus- guitar

9:30pm

Tue 5/17

THE POMEGRANATE OF SISTAN. The Pomegranate of Sistan; New works by Michael Winograd and Zebunnisa Bangash featuring Sandaraa. This premiere is a product of a truly unique cross-cultural collaboration. Michael and Zeb bring the scope of Sandaraa to a new frontier with a set of compositions based on the rich history of Urdu poetry. Zeb Bangash (vocals, compositions,) Michael Winograd (clarinet, compositions,) Eylem Basaldi (violin,) Patrick Farrell (accordion, farfisa,) Yoshie Fruchter (guitar, oud,) Bridget Kearney (bass,) and Richie Barshay (drums and percussion.) This commission has been made possible by the Chamber Music America Classical Commissioning Program, with generous funding provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the Chamber Music America Endowment Fund.

7:00pm

Tue 05/17

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

9:00pm

Wed 05/18

HEARING THINGS. Matt Bauder -saxophones, guitars; JP Schlegelmilch -organ and Vinnie Sperrazza - drums.
"Middle Eastern flavored surf rock with old-school R&B honking and striptease-worthy themes." -Peter Margasak, The Chicago Reader

8:00pm

Wed 05/18

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 05/19

MAMIE MINCH & HER BUSINESS. Raised on the music of John Hurt, Rev. Davis and Memphis Minnie, Mamie can sometimes sound like her deceased mentors, but don't mistake her for a revivalist. She keeps it fresh with a definite gritty, contemporary edge

8:00pm

Thu 05/19

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 05/20

SOUREN BARONIAN'S TAKSIM. Souren Baronian grew up in Spanish Harlem riding two powerful currents of his creativity: his ethnic Armenian heritage, and jazz. His own music is an authentic organic hybrid of those two idioms. The sound of his band is truly unique, applying a jazz vocabulary and the bebop sensibility of Charlie Parker and Lester Young to Middle Eastern rhythms on traditional instruments such as the oud, kaval, dubek, G-clarinet and dumbek. "Taksim" is a Middle Eastern term meaning improvisation, and inspired improvisation is the home territory ofSouren Baronian and his band. The Band has toured all over the world and played many of the top venues including the Montreal Jazz Festival, The Blue Note and Cornelia Street Cafe. Souren Baronian - G-clarinet, saxophone, kaval, duduk, riq; Adam Good - 'oud; Lee Baronian - darbukkeh Mal Stein - drums, percussion; Sprocket Royer - double bass

8:00pm

Fri 05/20

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

10:00pm

Sat 05/21

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: Piece Of Cake and Cover & The Ciockworks.

4:00pm

Sat 05/21

SANDA WEIGL. In residence every Saturday in May at 6:00pm.
ROMANIAN GYPSY SONGS
with Jake Shulman Ment - vioara; Eleanore Weill - Flut & fluier; Peter Stan - accordion and Brano Binarski - bass.
Romanian born Sanda Weigl blends gypsy music, german cabaret and jazz, mirroring her own life story.Sanda first achieved fame as a teen-age member of one of East Germany’s most popular rock band. After publicly denouncing Russia’s invasion of Czechoslovakia, she was sentenced to two years forced labor in an East Berlin factory and then, expelled to the Wes. She relocated to NY in the 1990’s.

6:00pm

Sat 05/21

KAREN MANTLER. Karen Mantler is the daughter of jazz musicians Carla Bley and Michael Mantler. As a songwriter and a bandleader, her style has attracted a world-class list of musicians to her band throughout the years, including Steven Bernstein, Eric Mingus, Hiram Bullock and Arturo O’Farrill. As an instrumentalist and vocalist, Mantler has shared the stage with the likes of Terry Adams, Jack Bruce and Elvis Costello to name a few. She performs frequently in Europe with various musicians, most notably John Greaves, Chris Cutler and Peter Blegvad. Robert Wyatt included three of Karen’s compositions on his 2003 recording, “Cuckooland”, which also featured her on harmonica and vocals. As a Hammond organ player, Karen has been touring and recording with The Carla Bley Big Band since 1988. With Karen Mantler (piano, chromatic harmonica, vocals); Kato Hideki (bass guitar) and Doug Wieselman (bass clarinet, guitar) - $10

8:00pm

Sat 05/21

HOMBRES COMPLICADOS. Smokey Hormel's new band, Hombres Complicados, combines vintage African, Caribbean and Brazilian dance grooves with Tuba and electric surf guitar. Drawing on melodies and influences from all over the globe, the band features Smokey's wild guitar, 3 percussionists, Davi Viera, Tony Mola and Meia Noite, and David Hofstra on bass and tuba.  With a variety of occasional guest soloists, including Clark Gayton on trombone, Doug Wieselman on clarinet and baritone sax, and Charlie Burnham on electric violin. Every show is different, but be prepared to dance!
As a session guitarist, Smokey Hormel has had a strong presence on many influential records. Beck's grammy winning Morning Phase, Sea Change and Mutations, Adele's 21, Johnny Cash's Hurt, Tom Waits' Mule Variations to name a few plus others by Neil Diamond, Wanda Jackson, Joe Strummer, Marianne Faithful, Justin Timberlake, and Norah Jones. 

10:00pm
Sat 05/21

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 05/22

TRIPLE PASTE. Triple Paste is a new quintet with Eric Pakula on alto sax, Matt Darriau on clarinet and tenor, Katie Down on flute, vocals and ukulele, Matt Applebaum on guitar and Ray Parker on bass. They play swing tunes from the 20's and 30's as well as some originals and new interpretations of Lenny Tristano's music. Appearing at Barbes every Sunday in March.

4:30pm

Sun 05/22

JAKE SHULMAN-MENT AND FRIENDS. Jake Shulman-Ment is one of the world's foremost klezmer violinists. Drawing from many of the influences that have shaped this music over the centuries of diaspora, he has developed a unique and powerful voice, and continues to move the tradition forward through his compositions and improvisation. With: Eleonore Weill-vocals, flutes; Pete Rushefsky-tsimbl.

7:00pm

Sun 05/22 ESZTER BALINT. Singer-songwriter-violinist (and sometime actress) Eszter Balint will be performing material from her forthcoming album, alongside with New York based guitarist Jason Victor (The Dream Syndicate, Skull Practitioner.) "Miss Balint has her own film noir sensibility as a songwriter. She puts arty twists into back-alley Americana.. but the cleverness is not the point. She slips inside her characters to project their restlessness and longing." Jon Pareles, The New York Times.

9:00pm

Sun 05/22

THE CLAUDETTES. Pianist Johnny Iguana formed the Claudettes, who feature Berit Ulseth on vocals, Zach Verdoorn on bass guitar and vocals and Matt Torre on drums. Johnny, who has toured internationally with his own cult-favorite rock band oh my god. Johnny has toured or recorded with Junior Wells, Buddy Guy, Otis Rush, James Cotton, Carey Bell, Lil' Ed and more. The Claudettes combine the Chicago blues-piano tradition with the energy of rockabilly and punk and the sultry sound of '60s soul-jazz to create a thrilling new spin on American roots music.
"Hits listeners upside the head with a mash-up of Otis Spann blues, Albert Ammons boogie-woogie, Ray Charles soul and “Fess” Longhair New Orleans R&B. Catch them in a chaotic ballroom!" DOWNBEAT
Like Keith Moon chasing a crazed, punked-up Little Richard…BLUES MUSIC MAGAZINE.

10:00pm

Mon 05/23

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

7:00pm

Mon 05/23

TROPICAL VORTEX MONDAYS!. Every Monday, Tropical Vortex showcases bands and DJs who specialize in variations on Tropical sounds from Latinolandia and elsewhere. This week:
GILMAR GOMES & Friends. Bahia native and percussionist superhero Gilmar Gomes is best known for working with the likes of Shakira, Gilberto Gil and Angelique Kidjo - as well as local favoites Forro In The Dark. He has also been stepping up as a band leader both here and in Bahia, singing his own reperetoire, accompanying himself on a variety of instruments and surrounding himself with fantastic musicians.

9:30pm

Tue 05/24

DOLUNAY. Turkish music, born and bred in Brooklyn. At once ethereal and grounded, Dolunay flirts with the soundscape of the ancient Ottomans, tracing its migration through Balkan villages, coaxing it across seas and oceans, and grafting it onto a Brooklyn-based backdrop. The trio infuses classic and contemporary traditions with an urban grit that can only be found in New York City’s confluence of musical and cultural forces. Jenny Luna - voice, percussion, Adam Good - ud, Eylem Basaldi - violin

7:00pm

Tue 05/24

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

9:00pm

Wed 05/25

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

8:00pm

Wed 05/25

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 05/26

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.

7:30pm

Thu 05/26

CUMBIA RIVER BAND. Martin Vejarano’s (Chia’s Dance Party, Cumbiamba Eneye) new project draws from a festive repertoire of Colombian Cumbia standards. With Sonia de los Santos - vocals; Martin Vejarano - clarinet; Erika Mancini - tuba; Juan Montoya - bass and Sofia Tabak - accordion.

10:00pm
Fri 05/27

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 05/27

Nikhil P. Yerawadekar & LOW MENTALITY. Multi-instrumentalist and producer Nikhil P. Yerawadekar works with Antibalas and The Sway Machinery. His group Low Mentality merges 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 05/28

THE ERIK SATIE QUARTET. The Erik Satie Quartet is a wind group whose focus of repertoire starts with Erik Satie, his times, and beyond. The four lithe and muscular voices present music that is unique and strange for the uninitiated, yet with warmth and humanity at its core. The group performs the second Saturday of every month at 4 PM, phonometrically calculated to be the perfect time of day for a Pernod. Repertoire is drawn from the works of Milhaud, Auric, Poulenc, Stravinsky, Britten, Durey, Sibelius, and of course the Velvet Gentleman himself. Featuring arrangements by leader and trombonist Ron Hay, the group includes Alex Hamlin (bari sax/clarinet), Max Seigel (bass trombone), Ben Holmes (trumpet/flugelhorn) and Olivier Conan (words).

4:00pm

Sat 05/28

SANDA WEIGL. In residence every Saturday in May at 6:00pm. This Week:
YOU'R MINE I'M YOURS: NEW SONGS FROM THE 12TH CENTURY.
With Anthony Coleman - compositions and piano; Doug Wieselman - clarinets and guitar and Bradley Jones - bass.
Romanian born Sanda Weigl blends gypsy music, german cabaret and jazz, mirroring her own life story.Sanda first achieved fame as a teen-age member of one of East Germany’s most popular rock band. After publicly denouncing Russia’s invasion of Czechoslovakia, she was sentenced to two years forced labor in an East Berlin factory and then, expelled to the Wes. She relocated to NY in the 1990’s.

6:00pm

Sat 05/28

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

8:00pm

Sat 05/28

ANBESSA ORCHESTRA (formerly Lions) is a seven piece group based in New York that draws its inspiration from the kind of classic Ethiopian music anthologized on the cult Ethiopiques series. Anbessa’s approach to the music is personal, but never strays far from the 60’s and 70’s sound of the original. They play some better and lesser known tunes from some of the Ethiopian masters as well as their own compositions. The result is an original sound that would have fit nicely on the Ethio-funk scene of 1970’s Addis Ababa. Featuring Wayne Tucker- Trumpet; Eyal Vilner- Alto Saxophone; Eden Bareket- Baritone Saxophone; Nadav Peled- Guitar, Compositions, Arrangements; Dor Heled- Keyboards; Tamir Shmerling- Bass and Eran Fink- Drums

10:00pm
Sat 05/28

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 05/29

TRIPLE PASTE. Triple Paste is a new quintet with Eric Pakula on alto sax, Matt Darriau on clarinet and tenor, Katie Down on flute, vocals and ukulele, Matt Applebaum on guitar and Ray Parker on bass. They play swing tunes from the 20's and 30's as well as some originals and new interpretations of Lenny Tristano's music. Appearing at Barbes every Sunday in March.

4:30pm

Sun 05/29

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

9:00pm

Mon 05/30

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

7:00pm

Mon 05/30

TROPICAL VORTEX MONDAYS!. Every Monday, Tropical Vortex showcases bands and DJs who specialize in variations on Tropical sounds from Latinolandia and elsewhere.
BULLA EN EL BARRIO. Led by Barranquilla native Carolina Oliveros, 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 05/31

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 05/31

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

9:00pm

Wed 06/01

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

8:00pm

Wed 06/01

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 06/02

SURFACE TO AIR. "A quiet intensity pervades a fine new album of originals tinged by too many worldly sounds to mention” - Richard Gehr, The Village Voice. With jonti siman - upright bass ; rohin khemani - tabla + percussion; jonathan goldberger - acoustic guitar

8:00pm

Thu 06/02

GATO LOCO. Formed in 2006 by NYC native Stefan Zeniuk, the group takes its cues from pre-war Cuban records and vintage betty boop cartoons, while freely incorporating a modern schizoid mentality. Incorporating equal parts latin, rock, and jazz, Gato Loco is not genre music. Finding the surprising connection between early mambo and salsa of the 50s & 60s, early punk of the 70s, and post-modern avant-garde jazz of the 80s, Gato Loco embraces an all-encompasing sound of irreverence, rebellion and abandon that defies place or time. It’s comprised of an all-star group of musicians, individually having played and/or recorded with Vampire Weekend, The Violent Femmes, Dillinger, Zakir Hussain, Lauren Hill, Zola Jesus, and Brazilian Girls. Stefan Zeniuk (tenor & bass saxes), Tim Vaughn (trombone), Joe Exley (tuba), Lilly Maase (guitars), Ari Folman-Cohen (bass), Kevin Garcia (drums), and Rich Stein (percussion).

10:00pm
Fri 06/03

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 06/03

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 06/04

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

4:00pm
Sat 06/04

ITALIAN SURF ACADEMY. In residence every Saturday in June.
Featuring Marco Cappelli, guitar - Damon Banks, bass - Dave Miller, drums.
“Take one Italian guitarist active in the Downtown Improvisation and New Music scene – combine with youthful influences of movie music and Spaghetti Westerns – mix well with a love of ’60s Surf Sound (think The Ventures, Beach Boys, etc.) bathed in reverb – anchor with a solid rhythm section of bass and drums... and you get the Italian Surf Academy! Certainly the baddest bad Morricone you’ve ever heard !” Bruce Lee Gallanter – DMG, New York.

6:00pm

Sat 06/04

BEN HOLMES & PATRICK FARRELL :POE'S "THE CONQUEROR WORM" Expressed through music and animation.
Inspired by Edgar Allan Poe’s "The Conqueror Worm", Ben Holmes (trumpet) & Patrick Farrell (accordion) present a 6-part suite of their original compositions. The Conqueror Worm Suite will incorporate animations by Natalie C. Sousa and a reading of Poe's poem. The duo will also perform music from their album “Gold Dust”, including originals, klezmer music, and arrangements of works by Dmitri Shostakovich, Erik Satie, and Ornette Coleman.

8:00pm

Sat 06/04

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 06/04

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 06/05

SUN TIGER. Sean Moran “a forward thinking guitarist”(NY times) focuses on new trio music with the debut performance of this group. Electric, post-Rock, skronky, tuneful mayhem will ensue. With Sean Moran(guitar), Hank Roberts(cello) and Vinnie Sperrazza(drums).

7:00pm

Sun 06/05

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

9:00pm

Mon 06/06

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

7:00pm

Mon 06/06

TROPICAL VORTEX MONDAYS!. Every Monday, Tropical Vortex showcases bands and DJs who specialize in variations on Tropical sounds from Latinolandia and elsewhere.
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 add 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 06/07

ELEONORE BIEZUNSKI. Klezmer With A French Touch. French vocalist and violinist Eleonore Biezunski, together with accordionist Patrick Farrell and double-bass player Jordan Morton, presents Yiddish music that speaks to the present time -some revived from Yiddish folklore collections, some by contemporary Yiddish songwriters- as well as songs from popular Paris. They tell short stories from a great history of lived experiences, of battles fought and of hopes for the future.

7:00pm

Tue 06/07

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

9:00pm

Wed 06/08

PEDRO GIRAUDO TANGO QUARTET. Originally from Córdoba Argentina, Pedro Giraudo moved to New York City in 1996. Since then he has become a highly versatile bassist, composer and arranger who is in high demand in both the worlds of Jazz and Tango. Pedro recorded bass on Ruben Blades’ CD “Tangos”, which won two Grammy Awards. He has also been the musical director of Mariela Franganillo Company’s “Tango Connection” and “Tango Recuerdo,” and performed with U.S.’s most prominent tango ensembles including Pablo Ziegler (Piazzolla’s pianist), Luis Bravo’s “Forever Tango,” Hector Del Curto Quintet,” Fernando Otero’s “X-Tango” and Daniel Binelli’s “Tango Metropolis.” His new trio features Emilio Teubal, piano; Rodolfo Zanetti, bandoneón and Pedro Giraudo, bass, compositions & arrangements.

8:00pm

Wed 06/08

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 06/09

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.

8:00pm

Thu 06/09

GOLDFEATHER. Golfeather is a Brooklyn-based folk music band-meets contemporary classical ensemble. Led by native Minnesotan singer and violinist Sarah Goldfeather, Goldfeather's music explores unusual melodies garnished with three-part harmonies against a lush indie-folk-pop backdrop. Sarah and her conservatory-trained five-piece band - Dylan McKinstry (mandolin/voice), Katie Martucci (guitar/voice), Nathan Koci (accordion/banjo/voice) and Pat Swoboda (double bass) - have collective musical backgrounds in almost every genre imaginable, including classical, contemporary classical, folk, bluegrass, avante-garde jazz, rock, musical theater, electronic music - , all of which factor into Goldfeather's sound. In 2016 the group performed at the Ecstatic Music Festival and MATA Interval Series in New York, which was featured on WQXR. Sarah herself, in her concurrent life as a contemporary music violinist, was recently featured at TEDxMET at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City and spent the fall touring with Courtney Love.

10:00pm

Fri 06/10

TIM CONNELL. Portland-based mandolinist is regarded as one of the top North American interpreters of Brazilian choro, Tim has also developed his own unique voice for the instrument, described in a recent Mandolin Magazine cover story as “fiery and energetic, soulful and evocative.” Tim has performed alongside top Brazilian musicians including Dudu Maia, Choro das Tres, Alessandro Penezzi, Eduardo Neves and Almir Cortes.

8:00pm

Fri 06/10

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 06/11

THE ERIK SATIE QUARTET. The Erik Satie Quartet is a wind group whose focus of repertoire starts with Erik Satie, his times, and beyond. The four lithe and muscular voices present music that is unique and strange for the uninitiated, yet with warmth and humanity at its core. The group performs the second Saturday of every month at 4 PM, phonometrically calculated to be the perfect time of day for a Pernod. Repertoire is drawn from the works of Milhaud, Auric, Poulenc, Stravinsky, Britten, Durey, Sibelius, and of course the Velvet Gentleman himself. Featuring arrangements by leader and trombonist Ron Hay, the group includes Alex Hamlin (bari sax/clarinet), Max Seigel (bass trombone), Ben Holmes (trumpet/flugelhorn) and Olivier Conan (words).

4:00pm
Sat 06/11

ITALIAN SURF ACADEMY. In residence every Saturday in June.
Featuring Marco Cappelli, guitar - Damon Banks, bass - Dave Miller, drums.
“Take one Italian guitarist active in the Downtown Improvisation and New Music scene – combine with youthful influences of movie music and Spaghetti Westerns – mix well with a love of ’60s Surf Sound (think The Ventures, Beach Boys, etc.) bathed in reverb – anchor with a solid rhythm section of bass and drums... and you get the Italian Surf Academy! Certainly the baddest bad Morricone you’ve ever heard !” Bruce Lee Gallanter – DMG, New York.

6:00pm

Sat 06/11

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

8:00pm

Sat 06/11

BROOKLYN GAFIEIRA.

10:00pm

Sat 06/11

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

Midnight

Sun 06/12

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

7:00pm

Sun 06/12

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 06/13

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

7:00pm

Mon 06/13

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 group 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 06/14

SAM REIDER. Sam Reider is an accordionist, pianist, singer and songwriter originally from San Francisco. His original music combines folk rock, jazz and accordion dance music from around the world. Sam is co-leader of New York band, Silver City Bound (formerly The Amigos) which recently won Best Americana Album from the 2015 Independent Music Awards and toured Southeast Asia and China on behalf of the US Department of State. Sam has been featured on NPR's "Piano Jazz" and performed at Lincoln Center, The San Francisco Jazz Festival, Monterey Jazz Festival, Philadelphia Folk Festival, and YouTube Music Awards.

9:00pm

Tue 06/14

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

9:00pm

Wed 06/15

INGRID LAUBROCK & TOM RAINEY DUO. Saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock and drummer Tom Rainey are celebrating the release of their second duo recording Buoyancy (Relative Pitch Records)z. The duo's music draws on the several years and many projects they have shared since they began working together. Their experiences of playing original compositions, free improvisations and even standard songs inform this intimate setting of improvised duets.
"Laubrock is a dauntless player and a sharp conceptualist. The veteran Rainey again proved that he is one of the world’s master drummers in this idiom [...] One dramatic duo composition came to life after the other, the performance audibly impressing a crowd filled with aficionados. With loose-limbed virtuosity, Rainey drew music from all parts of his kit—rubbing the drumheads, rustling his sticks an mallets together, even drawing tones from the drum stool; meanwhile, Laubrock summoned an almost theatrical sound, crying, sighing and moaning through her instrument." Bradley Bambarger/Downbeat.

8:00pm

Wed 06/15

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 06/16

FESTEJATION: Peruvian sounds of NY. Festejation serves up danceable, percussive Afro-Peruvian classics, including festejo and landó. The band freely combines traditional Peruvian sounds with jazz, funk, and other latin styles, creating a vision of costal Peruvian music that could only come from New York. Fronted by lead-singer Christelle Durandy, Festejation also features a many instrumentals and the arrangements of musical director Edward Perez.

8:00pm

Thu 06/16

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 06/17

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

8:00pm

Fri 06/17

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 06/18

ITALIAN SURF ACADEMY. In residence every Saturday in June.
Featuring Marco Cappelli, guitar - Damon Banks, bass - Dave Miller, drums.
“Take one Italian guitarist active in the Downtown Improvisation and New Music scene – combine with youthful influences of movie music and Spaghetti Westerns – mix well with a love of ’60s Surf Sound (think The Ventures, Beach Boys, etc.) bathed in reverb – anchor with a solid rhythm section of bass and drums... and you get the Italian Surf Academy! Certainly the baddest bad Morricone you’ve ever heard !” Bruce Lee Gallanter – DMG, New York.

6:00pm

Sat 06/18

LUCIA PULIDO. Lucia is a Colombian singer with one of the richest voices on the international scene today. She has mined the musical traditions of her native Colombia and other Latin American countries in an ongoing search for a distinct, style. The New York Times says that, "Ms.Pulido holds on to the rawness of the original melodies while giving them a sophisticated new context." She will be joine by Sebastian Cruz - guitar and Stomu Takeishi: bass,

8:00pm

Sat 06/18

VOX URBANA. Based in Tucson, AZ, Vox Urbana combines Latin-based sounds with stories and experiences from the Arizona/Sonora border region. The bi-national band been narrating stories of the border community since 2010. Their original repertoire is a meztizaje of ethnic sounds such as Huapango (Southern Mexico), Cumbia (Colombia), Chicha (Peru), Cha-cha-cha (Cuba), along with a variety of electronic textures such as synthesizers and voice effects

10:00pm

Sat 06/18

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

Midnight

Sun 06/19

UNCIVILIZED. Formed in various incarnations in New York circa 2012, Uncivilized is an impressionistic Americana orchestra that has “its own, fuzzy, folky, big-hearted thing” (The New York Times), featuring players from the City’s folk, pop and experimental corners. Its song-based music that’s pastoral, raw and somewhat under-rehearsed (deliberately). The imperfections — and risk-filled surprises — enhance an element that’s indescribable in the songs, which hints at something deceptively simple, unique, and (maybe) universal — but definitely not definable. With tints of 70s folk-jazz, bebop, and American Primitive, it’s “a real chimera of a group”, an earthen groove vessel with bandleader Tom Csatari’s vagabond guitar at the helm.

7:00pm

Sun 06/19

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

9:00pm

Mon 06/20

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

7:00pm

Mon 06/20

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 06/21

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

9:00pm

Wed 06/22

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 06/23

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), Allyssa Lamb (keyboards), Izaak Mills (organ, sax, vocal, sound effects), Quince Marcum (vocal, horn, tympani), Wade Ripka (guitar, vocal), Nick Cudahy (bass), Chris Stromquist (drums).

10:00pm

Fri 06/24

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 06/25

ITALIAN SURF ACADEMY. In residence every Saturday in June.
Featuring Marco Cappelli, guitar - Damon Banks, bass - Dave Miller, drums.
“Take one Italian guitarist active in the Downtown Improvisation and New Music scene – combine with youthful influences of movie music and Spaghetti Westerns – mix well with a love of ’60s Surf Sound (think The Ventures, Beach Boys, etc.) bathed in reverb – anchor with a solid rhythm section of bass and drums... and you get the Italian Surf Academy! Certainly the baddest bad Morricone you’ve ever heard !” Bruce Lee Gallanter – DMG, New York.

6:00pm

Sat 06/25

HOMBRES COMPLICADOS. Smokey Hormel's new band, Hombres Complicados, combines vintage African, Caribbean and Brazilian dance grooves with Tuba and electric surf guitar. Drawing on melodies and influences from all over the globe, the band features Smokey's wild guitar, 3 percussionists, Davi Viera, Tony Mola and Meia Noite, and David Hofstra on bass and tuba.  With a variety of occasional guest soloists, including Clark Gayton on trombone, Doug Wieselman on clarinet and baritone sax, and Charlie Burnham on electric violin. Every show is different, but be prepared to dance!
As a session guitarist, Smokey Hormel has had a strong presence on many influential records. Beck's grammy winning Morning Phase, Sea Change and Mutations, Adele's 21, Johnny Cash's Hurt, Tom Waits' Mule Variations to name a few plus others by Neil Diamond, Wanda Jackson, Joe Strummer, Marianne Faithful, Justin Timberlake, and Norah Jones. 

10:00pm
Sat 06/25

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 06/26

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

9:00pm

Mon 06/27

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

7:00pm

Mon 06/27

TROPICAL VORTEX MONDAYS!. Every Monday, Tropical Vortex showcases bands and DJs who specialize in variations on Tropical sounds from Latinolandia and elsewhere.
BULLA EN EL BARRIO. Led by Barranquilla native Carolina Oliveros, 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 06/28

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

9:00pm

Wed 06/29

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 06/30

THE UKULADIES. The Ukuladies are a perpetually-touring "family act" from Regina, Canada with a lust for life and its idle curiosities. The "Ladies" are in no particular order: Genevieve Katie (Down on flute, voice, uke, toy piano), Jimmy Lou (Philippa Thompson on fiddle, saw, uke), Cousin Bunnie (Heather Warfel on tap shoes) and Aunt Mary Louise (Mary Myers on voice and uke). Songs from the 30s and 40s, lovelorn lullabies, old timey tunes, bawdy bluegrass ballads and more than that there's tap dancing, fire-breathing hobby horses, prizes, snacks, and lots of audience participation. Fun for the whole dysfunctional family.

8:00pm
Sat 07/02

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

Midnight

Sat 07/09

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

Sun 07/03

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 07/04

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 07/04

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 07/05

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 07/06

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

8:00pm

Wed 07/06

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 07/07

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
Fri 07/08

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 07/09

THE ERIK SATIE QUARTET. The Erik Satie Quartet is a wind group whose focus of repertoire starts with Erik Satie, his times, and beyond. The four lithe and muscular voices present music that is unique and strange for the uninitiated, yet with warmth and humanity at its core. The group performs the second Saturday of every month at 4 PM, phonometrically calculated to be the perfect time of day for a Pernod. Repertoire is drawn from the works of Milhaud, Auric, Poulenc, Stravinsky, Britten, Durey, Sibelius, and of course the Velvet Gentleman himself. Featuring arrangements by leader and trombonist Ron Hay, the group includes Alex Hamlin (bari sax/clarinet), Max Seigel (bass trombone), Ben Holmes (trumpet/flugelhorn) and Olivier Conan (words).

4:00pm
Sat 07/09

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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