Denise Reis
Sep
28
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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Three of a Kind Looking for a Full House
Sep
30
7:30pm 7:30pm

Three of a Kind Looking for a Full House

Scott Test
Robert Brown
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.

Robert Brown 
“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

Bert Lee
“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

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Danielle Gasparro & Danton Boller - Debut Single Release Show (w/Special Guests)
Oct
3
9:00pm 9:00pm

Danielle Gasparro & Danton Boller - Debut Single Release Show (w/Special Guests)

daniellegasparro.com | dantonboller.com

Singer-songwriter Danielle Gasparro and bassist Danton Boller perform an extended set with special guests to celebrate the release of their debut single as co-writers & producers, "Chime (Be the Song)." Delivering a powerful message meant to champion unity, equality, and truth during this time of great socio-political discord for our nation, this soulful, modern pop anthem represents the first of several tracks to be co-produced by these passionate NYC artists and released by Gasparro as a series of inspired new works across 2018. To honor the song's message, a portion of all artist donations collected this evening, in accord with all download sales for the single, will be presented to the ACLU. 

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Brad Cole and Bossa Blue
Oct
4
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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Jazz Cats Jam Sesh
Sep
24
8:00pm 8:00pm

Jazz Cats Jam Sesh

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.

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Greenwich Village Showcase
Sep
23
8:00pm 8:00pm

Greenwich Village Showcase

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. 

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Lon Milo DuQuette
Sep
23
7:00pm 7:00pm

Lon Milo DuQuette

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.

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Three of a Kind - Amazing Instrumentalists Edition
Sep
20
9:00pm 9:00pm

Three of a Kind - Amazing Instrumentalists Edition

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.

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Denise Reis
Sep
19
7:00pm 7:00pm

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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Jazz Cats Jam Sesh
Sep
17
8:00pm 8:00pm

Jazz Cats Jam Sesh

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.

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Roy Howard
Sep
15
6:00pm 6:00pm

Roy Howard

oneamericaappeal.org
 

A note from Roy:

We were planning this month's show to be a benefit for TDF (Theater Development Fund) but because of hurricanes Harvey and Irma we have switched to the One America Appeal. They will use every penny donated to support those who suffered due to the storms.  TDF will be supported at the next show on October 27th. 

Shari and I hope you will attend. We have a great guest artist  Christine Cornish Smith who just finished a year as Bombalurina, a leading role in Cats on Broadway. She will be singing some of my songs with me. She and Shari both come from Texas and have family members that have been severely affected by the storms. 

There is no cover charge. All donations will go right to One America Appeal.

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Denise Reis
Sep
14
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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Flavio Lira
Sep
13
7:00pm 7:00pm

Flavio Lira

Flavio Lira - bass, compositions and arrangements

Leandro Pellegrino - guitar

Flavio will be performing tunes from his upcoming album, a rhythmic fusion of Brazilian grooves, Cuban clave, Colombian folkloric and jazzy chords. The first single of the album "5to9" was released in May 2017.

Spotify | flaviolira.com

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Mari Solberg & Friends
Sep
12
8:00pm 8:00pm

Mari Solberg & Friends

Norwegian singer-songwriter Mari Solberg first played at the Vivaldi open mic five years ago, and has been a regular ever since - even though she lives in Oslo! On this evening, she will be playing a set to celebrate the anniversary, and has invited friends from the mic to join her. Come out for this 3 hour long event with the Vivaldi family :)

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Eldad Tarmu
Sep
12
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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