The music of Nick Balaban is heavily influenced by his experience gigging all over the world and recording with reggae, rock, r&b, jazz artists, from Culture to Ray Charles to David Murray. His songwriting reflects Allen Toussaint, Randy Newman, The Beatles, Stevie Wonder and Bob Dylan.
Akiko Horii, percussion
Jim Funnell, piano/keys
World jazz African inspired duo AfuriKo was born in Paris in 2010, of the encounter between Japanese percussionist Akiko Horii and Anglo-French pianist and composer Jim Funnell. For AfuriKo, their new album Style represents a true shamanic journey, the quest for a unified voice, one that integrates jazz harmonies, the freedom of improvisation and spellbinding West African grooves.
John Lander is a pianist, multi-instrumentalist, producer and music director. John performs regularly throughout the city and also works as a dance accompanist at the Juillard School, Columbia University's Barnard College and the Mark Morris Dance Group. Every Sunday evening, John hosts an open-invitation jazz jam session at Caffe Vivaldi. Bring your instrument, your friends and join in! No cover.
Featuring special musical guest, John Deley, pianist, keyboardist
Soulful New York City based songbird Danielle Gasparro returns to her beloved artistic nest at Caffe Vivaldi to bring 2016 to a passionate close with a very special month-long residency. Performing every Tuesday eve by the fire, Danielle will be joined by an illustrious lineup of musical guests in presenting a dynamic mix of signature tunes from her expansive catalog, new material, and inspired covers that have both influenced her expression and informed her magnetism as a performing songwriter of immense depth and originality. These weekly sojourns of song are not to be missed—come raise a cup of kindness, escape the dust of daily life and let this captivating chanteuse escort you to the vital juncture of meaning and reverie that only music has the map to.
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