Anastasia Golenishcheva, cello
Hikaru Komatsu, guitar
Bert Lee, our very own open mic host
Anastasia is well known to regulars on the Vivaldi scene. Beyond her serious technical skills, she is one of those musicians who knows how to transport the listener. Watching and listening to her play is medicine for the soul.
Hikaru is a remarkable young guitarist as comfortable playing dazzling arrangements of jazz tunes as he is presenting polished stylings of country and blues. His sincere, direct stage presence will make you a believer.
The evening will be hosted by Bert Lee, who will also present a few tunes accompanied by Anastasia and Hikaru.
Album release event for Carlo Nicolau's "Music for the Moving Imagination," with live performance of five tracks from the album
Carlo Nicolau, violin
Simón Zerpa, violin
Emilio Teubal, piano
Chelsea Meynig, flute
Freddy Contreras, violin
Simón Perez, cello
Award-winning songwriter, seasoned entertainer and best-selling author, Lon Milo DuQuette returns to his favorite NYC venue with new material, old favorites, and, of course, the eponymously penned "Caffe Vivaldi." With tunes expertly constructed and flawlessly presented, Lon's musical mix of wisdom and wit is sure to delight.
With Kate Copeland, Wyndham Baird, Nathan Xander, Raina Sokolov-Gonzalez and your host, Jeremy Aaron
Kate Copeland is an ASCAP Jazz Songwriter Award winner and uniquely accompanies her voice with mandolin. Wyndham Baird can sing anything from folk to soul and has been in an innovator in the NYC folk scene, putting new twists on old tunes. The Deli says Nathan Xander “conjure[s] memories of smoke and sawdust.” Reglar Wiglar claims his writing “definitely gets to the heart of matters of the heart." Raina Sokolov-Gonzalez tours nationally, crossing the boundaries of songwriting with a jazzy new edge, full of colorful rhythms and vocal experimentation.
Hosted by John Lander
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 Juilliard 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.
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.
Tom Adams, guitar, vocals
Cathy O'Neil, fiddle, vocals
Jamie Kingston, mandolin, vocals
Jacob Appel, mandolin, piano, vocals
Blair Bodine, guitar, vocals
Dave Hunsberger, banjo
Stephanie Lechich, oboe, vocals
Nicholas Lechich, box drum, vocals
Bert Lee, our very own open mic host
Scott Test's voice is a testament to twenty years of experience as a songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Scott pulls his music from a variety of traditions. His new album, "Say Less," is available on all major platforms now.
“A songwriter of immense depth with rock ’n roll roots" - NY Village Voice
"He has been favorably compared with the likes of Nick Drake, Davy Graham and Jimmy Page” - Classic Rock Society
“An enormously talented composer of richly varied music, drawing on every influence from classical through jazz, country and pop and ready to take on any genre and make it his own.” - Christine Naughton, Timeout KW