The Fam Band
Oct
21
9:15pm 9:15pm

The Fam Band

The Fam Band's eldest sibling, Greg, began his music career at six years old performing alongside his guitar teacher at children's parties. Through the years, he developed a professional career earning him a roster of achievements including a platinum album, world wide tours and most importantly inspiring his younger sisters to follow in his footsteps.

 

In 2010, the Raposo family experienced a tragic loss, turning them to each other and towards music for comfort. The following year they recorded an honorary album and hosted numerous commemorative concerts as dedications to their young cousins passion for music. They haven't stopped performing together since and hope to continue spreading the light that music brings them. This talented group of siblings love to spend time together and use "The Fam Band" as opportunity to do so. The Fam Band brings a fun, heartwarming musical experience that makes you feel right at home.

 

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Brad Cole and Bossa Blue
Oct
25
7:30pm 7:30pm

Brad Cole and Bossa Blue

Two full sets of music, with the first set dedicated to The James Taylor Songbook, featuring Bossa Blue, led by acclaimed singer-songwriter Brad Cole! The concept behind Bossa Blue is the group’s unique stylistic blend of Bossa/Samba, Cool Jazz, Dub, Soul and Blues interpretations of the songs that have become the soundtrack to our lives. Brad Cole will be accompanied by an extraordinary group of players that includes Sarah Kervin, Andy Mac and Julia Adamy (plus some surprise guests!). 

“All great things make a comeback. Or at least, they should. In terms of great music, nothing strikes the heart...more than jazz, and nothing inspires artist Brad Cole more than old school, jazz-inspired, bossa nova. Looking for an outlet to explore the sounds of bossa nova, Cole started Bossa Blue, a smoky quartet covering a wide range of classic rock tunes and jazz standards” -Listen Live and Local 

“[Brad Cole’s] Lay It Down masterfully takes listeners from the familiar spaces of reflective, lyric-driven folk music to the expansive reaches of bossa nova jazz. It’s a beautiful album.” -No Depression

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Greenwich Village Showcase Presents: Roots Night
Oct
27
7:00pm 7:00pm

Greenwich Village Showcase Presents: Roots Night

With Nick Horner Family, Jake Blount, Ginny's Kitchen, Dave Dersham and your host, Jeremy Aaron

Nick Horner's artistic voice can be heard on over 20 recordings and films ranging from folk to rock, jazz, and pop where he has worked on creative teams with including grammy-winning producers/engineers Ron Allaire and Jon Rosenberg. He is also a founder and producer of the Porch Stomp. Jake Blount is a fiddler and banjo player who has studied with modern masters of southern music including Bruce Molsky, the High Ridge Ramblers and the Carolina Chocolate Drops, and he centers and venerates his racial and ethnic heritage through his unique approach to the music. He recently released an album with Tatiana Hargreaves titled "Reparations." Ginny's Kitchen are an all-female old time band recently featured at Jalopy and on the Clearwater Sloop. Dave Dersham is a nationally touring folk songwriter with a warm voice of gold. 

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Rob Holzer
Nov
2
8:00pm 8:00pm

Rob Holzer

Veteran singer/songwriter Rob Holzer is enjoying his second year in residence at Caffe Vivaldi. Born and bred in New York, Rob brings a soulful and intimate writing style to his solo performance, stepping out of the band environment he's enjoyed through the years to dive deeper into his material as a solo artist. Playing songs he's written over the past 20+ years in and out of the city, his music tells the stories of love and loss, isolation and connection, and ultimately revelation in the thoroughly human experience of a life well-lived. Rob is often joined by some of the city's finest musicians for guest appearances. The vibe is laid back with a community feel and is quintessentially West Village ...more akin to a living room performance.

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Greenwich Village Showcase
Nov
4
7:00pm 7:00pm

Greenwich Village Showcase

With Bears of Alaska, Katie Martucci, Mary-Elaine Jenkins, Francis Falls and your host, Jeremy Aaron

Mary-Elaine Jenkins' sound is a delicious and ever-evolving mix of blues, Americana roots, soul, and rock ‘n roll, specializing in the sultry/spooky. This ain’t your mama’s singer/songwriter music. Bears of Alaska, self described as "two bears from Alaska who have assumed human form," are a sweet harmony driven duo who catch your ear the moment you hear it. The Ladles' Katie Martucci draws from the best in indie folk, roots, blues, and jazz to create a soulful sound with a pure voice. Busking around the city Francis Falls strives
to write songs that connect and speak for themselves. Francis' guitar style and rich vocals are immediate and emotional.

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PROJECT Trio: The Studio - New Music Showcase
Nov
5
6:00pm 6:00pm

PROJECT Trio: The Studio - New Music Showcase

An evening of world premieres! Join us as the members of PROJECT Trio's, The Studio perform new works for mixed chamber music ensemble. Led by PROJECT Trio, internationally touring ensemble based out of Brooklyn, The Studio is a post graduate program in 21st Century Chamber Music and Entrepreneurship. The participants are coming from all over the US for a 7 week course focused on composing, performing, recording, and more. All of the music to be performed at the concert will be brand new and completely unique. 

For more information about The Studio, press here.

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Cynthia Farrell
Nov
9
7:00pm 7:00pm

Cynthia Farrell

Cynthia Farrell, vocals

Fran Minarik, piano/arrangements

John Convertini or Michael O’Brien, upright bass

 

Watch Cynthia sing: 

I Can't Make You Love Me | Being Alive

 

“A voice to be heard: Her thick, velvet, dexterous and powerful voice resounded gloriously in all corners... Cynthia is definitely the real deal. The intensity and earnestness she brings to her performance can at times be quite mesmerizing.” 
- Stephen Sorokoff, Broadway World & Times Square Chronicles
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PROJECT Trio: The Studio - New Music Showcase
Nov
17
7:30pm 7:30pm

PROJECT Trio: The Studio - New Music Showcase

An evening of world premieres! Join us as the members of PROJECT Trio's, The Studio perform new works for mixed chamber music ensemble. Led by PROJECT Trio, internationally touring ensemble based out of Brooklyn, The Studio is a post graduate program in 21st Century Chamber Music and Entrepreneurship. The participants are coming from all over the US for a 7 week course focused on composing, performing, recording, and more. All of the music to be performed at the concert will be brand new and completely unique. 

For more information about The Studio, press here.

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Greenwich Village Showcase Holiday Party
Dec
22
7:00pm 7:00pm

Greenwich Village Showcase Holiday Party

Featuring Rupert Wates and more, brought to you by your host, Jeremy Aaron

Rupert Wates' music is an eclectic mix of acoustic, melodic art/folk, with flavors of jazz, vaudeville and cabaret. He has released seven solo CDs. They have been very well reviewed in the online press and tracks from them have been played on radio all over the world. In addition, Wates' songs have been covered by other artists in the UK, Canada and the US.  No less than two full length tribute CDs to his material have been recorded: 'Crazy Puzzle' (2015) by Nashville-based performer Roxie Rogers, and 'Wide Open Heart' (July 2017) by Los Angeles vocalist Susan Kohler. Both these CDs were initiated and funded entirely by the artists themselves, and comprise exclusively songs taken from Rupert Wates' back catalog. 

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Nick Balaban
Oct
20
9:30pm 9:30pm

Nick Balaban

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.

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Brad Cole and Bossa Blue
Oct
18
7:30pm 7:30pm

Brad Cole and Bossa Blue

Two full sets of music featuring Bossa Blue, led by acclaimed singer-songwriter Brad Cole! The concept behind Bossa Blue is the group’s unique stylistic blend of Bossa/Samba, Cool Jazz, Dub, Soul and Blues interpretations of the songs that have become the soundtrack to our lives. Brad Cole will be accompanied by an extraordinary group of players that includes Sarah Kervin, Andy Mac and Julia Adamy (plus some surprise guests!). 

“All great things make a comeback. Or at least, they should. In terms of great music, nothing strikes the heart...more than jazz, and nothing inspires artist Brad Cole more than old school, jazz-inspired, bossa nova. Looking for an outlet to explore the sounds of bossa nova, Cole started Bossa Blue, a smoky quartet covering a wide range of classic rock tunes and jazz standards” -Listen Live and Local 

“[Brad Cole’s] Lay It Down masterfully takes listeners from the familiar spaces of reflective, lyric-driven folk music to the expansive reaches of bossa nova jazz. It’s a beautiful album.” -No Depression

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Milena's SoulBoat Duo
Oct
18
6:00pm 6:00pm

Milena's SoulBoat Duo

milenassoulboat.com

Milena Pfeiler is vocalist, flautist, composer, arranger, lyricist and thinker, born and raised in Slovenia. She is currently living in NYC, where she has accomplished her Master Degree in Jazz Performance at Queens College. Her influence goes through Slovenian traditional, classical and jazz music, supported with lyrics of her own life experience, where she tried, failed and succeeded in applying ideas of many great thinkers of the world. 

In a duo setting with great guitarist Konstantinos Stouraitis from Greece, you’ll be taken on a intimate musical journey of well known jazz melodies with a glimpse of individuality.

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Denise Reis
Oct
17
8:00pm 8:00pm

Denise Reis

denisereis.com.br

Denise amazes and delights audiences from around the world with her warmth, unique artistic expression and exquisite musicality. Her music, rich with emotion and Latin-American textures, speaks to the human ear and heart, allowing concertgoers and listeners to experience commonalities of human experience transcending all cultural barriers. Through her music Denise strives to bring the harmony, warmth and joy embodied by Brazilian culture to the world.

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Richard Thai & Hila Kulik
Oct
14
6:00pm 6:00pm

Richard Thai & Hila Kulik

Richard Thai, saxophone

Hila Kulik, piano

Since meeting in 2015 saxophonist, Richard Thai (New Zealand), and pianist, Hila Kulik (Israel) have collaborated in numerous performances in NYC.  On this intimate outing they will explore the beauty of the Great American Songbook through intricate improvisations and tumultuous textures."

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Greenwich Village Showcase
Oct
13
7:00pm 7:00pm

Greenwich Village Showcase

With Rachael Kilgour, Elias Krell, Belle-Skinner, Caves and Clouds and your host, Jeremy Aaron

Rachael Kilgour has one of the most gripping voices on the scene, her songs opening the door to moments of profound connection, and she has been featured at Lincoln Center, Sundance Film Festival, and tours nationally. Elias Krell is known for her captivating earthy chamber folk and worldly sounds. Belle-Skinner - with a hauntingly beautiful, lilting soprano and innate sense of melody she crafts tales of songbirds, sirens and desert nomads - nuanced and layered stories which bridge the gap between past and present. Caves and Clouds brings together two Big City Folk musicians in a power duo that melt hearts with captivating arrangements and lyrics.  

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Joel Z and Friends
Oct
11
9:30pm 9:30pm

Joel Z and Friends

An evening with songwriter Joel Z, whose recent album Down On Jones Street “cuts to the heart of the human experience, speaking to every lover, dreamer, and drunkard.” -Adam Zuber, The Purrvy Turks. A wise man once said “Joel Z writes songs that sound like they’ve always existed.” -Bert Lee, Village Raconteur. Don’t miss your chance to experience Down On Jones Street - on Jones Street! A treat for the meta-minded. Magical musical friends may appear. (Further alliteration not guaranteed). Album digitally available by pressing here.

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Brad Cole and Bossa Blue
Oct
11
7:30pm 7:30pm

Brad Cole and Bossa Blue

Two full sets of music, with the first set dedicated to The James Taylor Songbook, featuring Bossa Blue, led by acclaimed singer-songwriter Brad Cole! The concept behind Bossa Blue is the group’s unique stylistic blend of Bossa/Samba, Cool Jazz, Dub, Soul and Blues interpretations of the songs that have become the soundtrack to our lives. Brad Cole will be accompanied by an extraordinary group of players that includes Sarah Kervin, Andy Mac and Georgia Weber (plus some surprise guests!). 

“All great things make a comeback. Or at least, they should. In terms of great music, nothing strikes the heart...more than jazz, and nothing inspires artist Brad Cole more than old school, jazz-inspired, bossa nova. Looking for an outlet to explore the sounds of bossa nova, Cole started Bossa Blue, a smoky quartet covering a wide range of classic rock tunes and jazz standards” -Listen Live and Local

“[Brad Cole’s] Lay It Down masterfully takes listeners from the familiar spaces of reflective, lyric-driven folk music to the expansive reaches of bossa nova jazz. It’s a beautiful album.” -No Depression

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Allegra Krieger
Oct
10
9:00pm 9:00pm

Allegra Krieger

A contemporary folk singer, songwriter, tree planter, art model, waitress, and cave dweller inspired by a life lived transiently and freely; with songs regarding her travels and the relations that have come and gone within them.

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Denise Reis
Oct
10
8:00pm 8:00pm

Denise Reis

denisereis.com.br

Denise amazes and delights audiences from around the world with her warmth, unique artistic expression and exquisite musicality. Her music, rich with emotion and Latin-American textures, speaks to the human ear and heart, allowing concertgoers and listeners to experience commonalities of human experience transcending all cultural barriers. Through her music Denise strives to bring the harmony, warmth and joy embodied by Brazilian culture to the world.

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Eldad Tarmu
Oct
10
6:00pm 6:00pm

Eldad Tarmu

eldadtarmu.com

Vibraphonist Eldad Tarmu, accompanied by bassist Phil Sirois and various guest musicians, will play original compositions and choice pieces from the jazz repertoire. Tarmu draws upon his vast performance and composition background, ranging from ethnic music to contemporary classical projects.

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