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Rosendale Cafe Music, Arts and Events Calendar

Click here for info and policies about Cafe concerts.

Singer-Songwriter Tuesdays twice every month

Join us for our musical showcase on second and fourth Tuesdays at the Cafe. Click here for more information.
Chess Night - Every Wednesday night at the Cafe

Chess aficionados converge at the Cafe on Wednesdays at 7:00pm. Chess players should bring their own boards and pieces.

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Events for the Rest of March 2015    Recent artists
March's Featured Visual Artist is James Martin, Exhibiting "Still Life and Landscape Watercolors"

Thu Mar 5
7:30pm
$10.00 with lesson, $5.00 for just dancing

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Salsa Thursday with lessons and Latin dancing

Salsa Thursday with lessons and Latin dancingThe Rosendale Cafe continues their series of Latin dance events on most Thursday nights, each starting with an all-levels lesson from 7:30pm to 8:30pm, and dancing until 10:30pm. Argentinean instructor Maia Martinez leads dance forms that may include Salsa, Mambo, Merengue, Cha Cha, and Bachata. Click on Maia's photo for more information about her work.
 

Fri Mar 6
8:00pm
$10.00

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Jesse Lege and Bayou Brew
Jesse Lege and Bayou BrewBack by popular demand:
Jesse Lege is one of the most admired Cajun accordionists and vocalists from Southwest Louisiana. Beginning with Cajun accordion at age 16, Jesse has been playing traditional Cajun music for almost 40 years, with a variety of bands in various Louisiana dancehalls.

His ensemble includes Evie Schneider on five-string bass; Darren Wallace on fiddle, electric guitar; Jesse himself on accordion, guitar, vocals; and Erica Weiss on guitar, vocals.

Lege has garnered numerous Cajun French Music Association awards, known as the "Cajun Grammys". These include Traditional Band of the Year, Accordion Player of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year, Band of the Year, and for "Memoires Dans Mon Coeur", he won Song of the Year. He has recorded three CDs with the Lake Charles Ramblers, the Southern Ramblers, and the album Live at the Isleton Crawdad Festival, in California with master Creole fiddler Ed Poullard. Jesse has played many Cajun events in Louisiana and elsewhere in the U.S. and world, including Festivals Acadiens, the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, and the prestigious Chicago Folk Festival, major festivals in CA and FL, and in England and Canada.

In 1998 Jesse was inducted into the Cajun Music Hall of Fame.

"Jessie sings in the traditional high pitched, emotional style reminiscent of the late Iry LeJeune... and plays the accordion with equal power and conviction..." --Arhoolie Records

"Lege's soaring voice resonates with... piercing, yet beautiful heartache... [he] possesses one of the truly great voices in contemporary Cajun music. Listeners who do not experience frissons hearing him sing... had better check their pulse." --LSUE Office of Public Relations

"His penetrating style and emotion-laden lyrics can make veteran festival producers such as this one weep backstage." --Barry Ancelet, MC of the Liberty Theatre shows, producer of Festivals Acadiens, and Professor of French at USL.
 

Sat Mar 7
8:00pm
$15.00

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Tarantata
TarantataA fiery percussive journey through the South of Italy, with a crossing of the Atlantic into Brazil. Through songs, dance, and rhythm; it will explore magic rituals, "tarantellas", used as music therapy to cure the mythical bite of the tarantula. There will be healing chants and ritual drumming in honor of the Black Madonna "Tammorriata" love ballads... creating a new sound with acoustic and electric violin and guitars, a new Italian techno dance beat, sure to get the audience to dance and trance out with the band!

The night features Alessandra Belloni's original compositions honoring Yemanja and Oxun, Goddesses of Love and Waters, Xango, of the Afro-Brazilian Yoruba tradition.

Performing are Alessandra Belloni on lead vocals, ritual dance, tambourines, and frame drums; Joe Deninzon on electric and acoustic violin; John La Barbera on guitar; and Peter Abazia on drum set and percussion.

"Alessandra Belloni and 'Tarantata: Dance of the Ancient Spider' is a revelation, utterly fascinating." -- Don Hackman, The Los Angeles Times

"Italian-born virtuoso Alessandra Belloni is established as a unique phenomenon, not just a percussionist, but also an actress, lecturer, entertainer, and healer." -- Drum Magazine
 

Sun Mar 8
4:00pm
Free

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Opening reception for James Martin art exhibition
Opening reception for James Martin art exhibitionAn opening reception from 2:00pm-4:00pm, for film maker and visual artist James Martin's watercolor exhibit, displaying in the Cafe during the month of March 2015.
 
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Tue Mar 10
8:00pm
Free

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Singer-Songwriter Tuesdays
Singer-Songwriter TuesdaysJoin host John P. Hughes as he presents another in the Cafe's ongoing series of music showcases. Enjoy both veteran and up-and-coming performers playing 15 minute sets from 8:00pm-10:00pm.

The scheduled musicians for this evening are Wally Nichols, John DeRosalia, Eric Sommer, Antique Mascara, Steve Stellavato, and Judy Kass.
 

Thu Mar 12
7:30pm
$10.00 with lesson, $5.00 for just dancing

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Salsa Thursday with lessons and Latin dancing
Salsa Thursday with lessons and Latin dancingThe Rosendale Cafe continues their series of Latin dance events on most Thursday nights, each starting with an all-levels lesson from 7:30pm to 8:30pm, and dancing until 10:30pm. Argentinean instructor Maia Martinez leads dance forms that may include Salsa, Mambo, Merengue, Cha Cha, and Bachata. Click on Maia's photo for more information about her work.
 

Sat Mar 14
8:00pm
$20.00

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The Levin Brothers
The Levin BrothersFor 40-plus years, Pete and Tony Levin have performed and recorded with some of the biggest names in jazz and rock, but the "Levin Brothers" is their first-ever co-led album. They had one shared goal in mind for the recording; to recreate "cool jazz" in the mold of their heroes, Oscar Pettiford, Julius Watkins and Miles Davis. In preparation for the release, the Levins contacted a prominent jazz manager to help them navigate today's market.

"When this manager saw the album cover, he said, 'This screams jazz!'" Tony recalls. "We looked at each other and thought, 'Great!' But the manager said, 'No, no. That's terrible! That's the worst thing you can do! Nowadays you have to not look like a jazz group.' We were shocked. That's an unfortunate statement for the industry, but it's funny to us. We're thinking, 'If it screams jazz - no problem!' We're proud of that. Oops!"
 

Sun Mar 15
4:30pm
Free

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St Patrick's Day Celtic Cafe with The Wild Swan Band
St Patrick's Day Celtic Cafe with The Wild Swan BandJoin the Cafe's traditional Irish house band, The Wild Swan Band for an afternoon of Irish/Americana from 4:30pm-7:00pm. The pub will have the usual suspects Jon Garelick, Sarah Underhill, and Ian Worpole. As befits the festive season, traditional Irish songs and tunes will be featured. Sing along on the chorus, or tap your foot to the lilting strains of guest fiddler Andrea McFarland, with Jonathan Pazer on bodhran.

So, come on out for great music, company, veggie food, and a large selection of draft beers and wines.
 

Thu Mar 19
7:30pm
$10.00 with lesson, $5.00 for just dancing

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Salsa Thursday with lessons and Latin dancing
Salsa Thursday with lessons and Latin dancingThe Rosendale Cafe continues their series of Latin dance events on most Thursday nights, each starting with an all-levels lesson from 7:30pm to 8:30pm, and dancing until 10:30pm. Argentinean instructor Maia Martinez leads dance forms that may include Salsa, Mambo, Merengue, Cha Cha, and Bachata. Click on Maia's photo for more information about her work.
 

Sat Mar 21
8:00pm
$10.00

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Big Boss Sausage
Big Boss SausageMembers of the Big Boss Sausage have performed in almost every state in the nation, at venues ranging from stadiums to gas stations. Their live shows are exhilarating and engaging. The band is known for their sometimes hilarious, sometimes riveting original music. On occasion, they add a Carpathian, gypsy twist to popular ditties.

The band also extemporizes lost classics and obscure melodies. If the crowd plays its cards right, they may get to witness a tempestuous bellowing of The Gambler, by Kenny Rogers. "This rendition is so bizarre, there is no chance we can get sued", claims Mingo Lodge, alleged crooner and fret maestro of the Big Boss Sausage.

"Their power-punching, emotionally riveting, sometimes tender, sometimes hilarious shows have been entertaining audiences nationwide for over 15 years." --The Sparta Independent
 
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Tue Mar 24
8:00pm
Free

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Singer-Songwriter Tuesdays
Singer-Songwriter TuesdaysJoin host John P. Hughes as he presents another in the Cafe's ongoing series of music showcases. Enjoy both veteran and up-and-coming performers playing 15 minute sets from 8:00pm-10:00pm.

The scheduled musicians for this evening are Don Sparks, Will Play, Debra Sayers, Payne's Grey Sky, Rick Snyder, and Michael Wagner.
 

Sat Mar 28
8:00pm
$15.00

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Raquy
RaquyRaquy Danziger is a celebrated performer, teacher and composer known worldwide for her expertise on the dumbek, the Middle-eastern hand drum. Hailing from unlikely Western roots, Raquy has distinguished herself as a unique phenomenon and earned a place of renown in the genre. In demand on several continents, she has collaborated and performed with several of the most famous Middle Eastern drummers in the world.

Now based in Istanbul, Turkey; Raquy specializes in a style know as the Turkish Split Hand technique. Her study, practice, and perfection of this technique with her teacher Bunyamin Olguncan and other master Turkish drummers has helped her realize a mission: to incorporate what she has learned into her original music and share it with audiences and students world wide through performances, workshops and instructional materials.

Raquy has had the honor of performing several times in Egypt as a soloist with Said El Artist (The Egyptian "King of Tabla") and his drumming orchestra at the Cairo Opera House, the Alexandria Opera House, the Cairo Citadel, the historic Ewart Hall in downtown Cairo, and the Great Hall in the Bibliotheque in Alexandria. In 2005 she was the recipient of the Meet the Composer grant, which enabled her to perform her original composition with Said El Artist's orchestra in Egypt. Raquy has appeared on Good Morning Egypt, Leila Kebira, O TV, the Culture Channel, and Turkish Television, and has been interviewed on Al Gezira.

In addition to the dumbek, Raquy also plays the twelve-string Kemenche Tarhu, a rare and exotic bowed instrument designed after the Iranian spike fiddle. She currently studies the kemenche with Iranian kemenche master Arlsan Hazreti in Istanbul. Raquy has composed many melodic pieces for the kemenche, which she plays in her concerts and which can be heard in her albums. She is currently compiling a book of her melodic compositions.

Raquy's infectious enthusiasm for Middle Eastern music has attracted students from around the globe. She has released three dumbek instructional kits each of which includes a book, a DVD and a CD. These have helped to spread "Dumbek Fever" far and wide, opening new horizons for students, a number of who often perform with her as "The Messengers". Raquy hosts drumming retreats for her students in the Catskill Mountains, NY, the Sinai Desert in Egypt and Istanbul, Turkey, and taught a course in Arabic Drumming at the American University of Cairo. She has also created her own line of custom-designed dumbeks that are available through her online store - The Raquy Drum Store.

Performing this evening will be Raquy Danziger on king kemenche and darbuka, Rami El Aasser on darbuka and saz, and Joacim Colon on darbuka.
 


Events for April 2015

Sat Apr 11
8:00pm
$10.00

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Miss Ida Blue
Miss Ida BlueMiss Ida Blue is a female-led brassy blues group, with its core emanating from the rich and roaring voice of Brooklyn-born Ida herself. With support from members of "Woody Allen's jazz band" and HBO's grammy winning Boardwalk Empire Orchestra, you'll hear blues as a thunderous stomp that permeates your ears with satiating, sweet coos, and a sassy temperament that makes you stand up and applause.

Born and bred deep in Mill Basin, Brooklyn... long, lanky, with gold nameplates and brass knuckles, she continually proves that a swagger is, sometimes, a fair amount of what you need. As a means of shaking the dew off a quivering leaf, Ida can make a sweet song sassy, a bitter song holy, and a love song raunchy. Her performances are in a class all of their own, like some sort of flawless Galapagos creation. The music is a blues, ragtime, jazz, soul and gospel lovechild from a mixed marriage, so to speak; but she is a timeless diva, working as a conduit to give that same quality to the music she sings.

Miss Ida Blue brings the noise. Her voice cracks like a whip, beats like a drum, and her personality cuts through the room like a hot blade does butter.

The band this evening will be Ida on vocals, Mike Davis on trumpet, Evan Arntzen on reeds, John Gill on guitar, Joe Hanchrow on tuba, and Kevin Dorn on drums.

"the bluez is my bizness" --Miss Ida Blue

"For too many years, younger jazz singers all but ignored the blues. But the attention now being paid to the form by outstanding young artists such as Miss Ida Blue is proof that things are getting better. This vivacious young Brooklynite studies the classic blues the way the better cabaret singers of her generation study Sondheim, and invests 80- and 90-year-old texts with the force and spirit of her own considerable charisma. She specializes in the great songs of the Smith girls, not just the legendary Bessie, but also the highly worthy Mamie, Clara and Trixie."
--will friedwald, wall street journal
 

Tue Apr 14
8:00pm
Free

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Singer-Songwriter Tuesdays
Singer-Songwriter TuesdaysJoin host John P. Hughes as he presents another in the Cafe's ongoing series of music showcases. Enjoy both veteran and up-and-coming performers playing 15 minute sets from 8:00pm-10:00pm.

The scheduled musicians for this evening are Easy Chair (John Erickson and Philip Monteleoni), MK Ultra, Luci Aprilwine Windsong Rain, Gene Focarelli, Star Children Solo (Jay Moonbeam), and Victor Lissabet.
 

Sat Apr 18
8:00pm
$15.00

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Mikhail Horowitz and Gilles Malkine
Mikhail Horowitz and Gilles MalkineFresh from a cross-country tour that included performances at a Navajo bas-mitzvah, a vegan rodeo, and the grand opening of a subterranean hay-bale maze, the irreverent and increasingly irrelevant acoustic comedy team of Mikhail Horowitz and Gilles Malkine returns to the Rosendale Cafe for another evening of lost opportunities for the audience to be somewhere else. They'll be backed by the usual coterie of musicians who wish to remain nameless and thereby keep their good reputations.
 

Fri Apr 24
8:00pm
$10.00

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The KC Three (for Tea) & More
The KC Three (for Tea) & MoreFeaturing the impeccable Tani Tabbal on drums; the eminent and venerable Christopher Dean Sullivan on contrabass; and Harvey Kaiser on saxophones, woodwinds, and vocals.

This show had originally been scheduled for February 21st, but was rescheduled due to a snow storm.

"Harvey's playing starts with a great respect for Lester Young, but doesn't imitate him. His sound on all his instruments is more vigorous than Lester's. He is a strider, not a floater, a Pavarotti rather than a Sinatra. He is bold, clear, agile and resonant, and his sense of humor accompanies his sense of artistic design... Here he has chosen material that ranges from Armstrong to Monk, and in his imaginative renditions he always speaks in his own unique voice." --Bill Crow
 
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Sat Apr 25
8:00pm
$10.00

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Red Dog Run
Red Dog RunRed Dog Run is a group of veteran musicians and old friends, who have spent a good deal of their lives exploring the depths of American roots music. Jim Miller on guitar, Richie Stearns on banjo, Rosie Newton on fiddle, and Jed Greenberg on bass. They have performed extensively, in a myriad of musical projects (e.g. Donna the Buffalo, the Horse Flies, the Duhks, etc.), at clubs, theaters, and festivals across the Americas and Europe. In this relatively recent incarnation, they hope to harness that collective inspiration and find new ways to express the angst and energy of modern life through the time-honored art of the old-time stringband.
 

Tue Apr 28
8:00pm
Free

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Singer-Songwriter Tuesdays
Singer-Songwriter TuesdaysJoin host John P. Hughes as he presents another in the Cafe's ongoing series of music showcases. Enjoy both veteran and up-and-coming performers playing 15 minute sets from 8:00pm-10:00pm.

The scheduled musicians for this evening are Ditto, Eric Squindo, Larry Kolker, Kevin O'Connell, Nick Collins, and Laura Hersh.
 


Events for May 2015

Sat May 2
8:00pm
$10.00

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Jessy Carolina & The Hot Mess
Jessy Carolina & The Hot MessJessy Carolina & The Hot Mess is a New York City based traditional jazz band. The group, formerly known as the Bill Murray Experience, formed in 2008. Over the years, the band has performed throughout the East coast and has participated in many organizations including The Jazz Foundation of America, Music Under New York, Music That Heals, Healing Arts Initiative, and Make Music New York. Early on, the band was featured on The Simpson's 20th Anniversary Special and most recently, Jessy Carolina's musical performances were featured in the video game Bioshock Infinite. In 2012, the band traveled overseas and performed in Germany, Denmark, Israel, and Romania.

"This is just the kind of hot mess you want your ears to get into. It's slaw, barbeque, and the sweet sauce of Jessy's voice--a delicious blue plate of Bessie Smith."
--Cafe Guide
 

Sat May 9
8:00pm
$15.00

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Slam Allen CD Release Party
Slam Allen CD Release PartyFor over 20 years, Slam Allen has been entertaining audiences with his unique blend of soul and blues. Playing the famous Chitlin' Circuit as well as performing around the world, Allen's music and enthusiasm has been shared with thousands of people. Slam will be playing cuts from his new CD, Feel These Blues.

For the past eight years he has played an important role, as the lead singer and guitarist, in the legendary James Cotton Band. "It's one of the highlights and privileges of my life to play with Cotton" says Allen. "He is one of the last living legends, and there's so much history there. Cotton was directly connected to Muddy Waters, who was a major factor in the blues world, as well as being one of my all time favorites. Playing with Cotton is such a great experience for me and there are things you can learn from him that you can't learn from any school. It's a great honor."

"Slam's guitar is a generous blue fountain of love. His gospel is the kind you sign up for without hesitation. All are included in the circle of his light." --Cafe Guide

Photo by J.G. Riley
 

Sat May 16
8:00pm
$20.00

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Darol Anger, Emy Phelps and Friends
Darol Anger, Emy Phelps and FriendsA collaboration of two unique and deeply affecting musicians. Legendary fiddler and multi-string master Darol Anger here focuses his talents in service of the singer-songwriter's art. Emy Phelps is a standout artist in a large field: a prolific songwriter with a riveting voice, plumbing the deepest emotions. These two musicians amplify each other's special abilities to convey deep emotional resonance, and a bit of hot pickin'. They already have two CD releases and numerous international music festival performances to their credit.

Fiddler, composer, producer and educator, Darol Anger is at home in a number of musical genres, some of which he helped to invent. Exceptional among modern fiddlers for his versatility and depth, Anger has helped drive the evolution of the contemporary string band. He managed to do this through his 40-year involvement with numerous pathbreaking ensembles, such as his Republic of Strings, the Turtle Island String Quartet, the David Grisman Quintet, Montreux, his duo with Mike Marshall, and others. He has performed and taught all over the world with musicians such as David Grisman, Dr. Billy Taylor, Bela Fleck, Bill Evans, Edgar Meyer, Bill Frisell, Marin Alsop and the Cabrillo Orchestra, Tony Rice, Tim O'Brien, the Detroit Symphony, Aoife O'Donovan, Mark O'Connor, and Stephane Grappelli. Today Darol can be heard on NPR's "Car Talk" theme every week, along with Earl Scruggs, David Grisman and Tony Rice. He has recorded and produced scores of important recordings since 1977, is a MacDowell and UCross Fellow, and has received numerous composers' residencies and grants. Darol has been a featured soloist on dozens of recordings and motion picture soundtracks. He is an Associate Professor at the prestigious Berklee School of music.

Emy Phelps is a remarkable vocalist/guitarist and a star in the Pacific Northwest, who put her career on hold to raise four kids, and is now back in the game. She was a founding member of Brian Ransom's Ceramic Ensemble, touring internationally from 1980-1987. As a member of the ensemble she did research on indigenous music in Peru. She obtained a degree in education, teaching at elementary and middle schools and successfully raising children, but now her public work continues as a recording artist, a member of The Furies, and as a duet with Darol Anger. In addition to her current release, "Look Up, Look Down", she is the featured vocalist on the new Furies release, and has a previous recording entitled "As It Should Be" on Sweet Mercy Records. She has participated in recordings by Patrick Brayer, Chris Darrow, Norma Tanega, Taarka, and Duke McVinnie.
 

Sat May 23
8:00pm
$10.00

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Ameranouche
AmeranoucheThe award winning Ameranouche (pronounced uh-Mare-uh-noosh) plays a passionate style of music they call "Gypsy Flamenco Swing". They are veterans of the Newport Jazz Festival, Djangofest Northwest, Muzikfest Bethlehem, PA, and the National Press Club. The name is derived from two words: American and Manouche, the gypsy tribe of guitarist Django Reinhardt. The rip-roaring ensemble is a super force of hot acoustic Gypsy inspired music mixing Flamenco, Bebop and Jazz swing influences. Played on traditional French jazz guitars, the music is rhythmic, vigorous, and elegant. Whether they're playing a musette waltz from 1930, or an Andalusian inspired original tune, Ameranouche's Gypsy Flamenco Swing style is a fresh and highly enjoyable new sound for the 21st century.

Gypsy Flamenco Swing is about coming together and celebrating our shared humanity. Ameranouche is committed to connecting deeply with its audience and sharing joy and peace through its live shows and recorded albums.

"Ameranouche had the audience from the opening number then proceeded to blow the room away. From Django Reinhardt classics to musette waltzes to hot, swinging original tunes, Ameranouche earned every ounce of the standing ovation that they received at the end of the night." --Brett Hartenbach, FPFC Concert Series

"In my opinion, more than an exceptional form of gypsy oriented jazz, Ameranouche is a capture of joyfulness itself." --Pat Martino

"Their unique Gypsy Jazz sound, undeniable talent and cool, mellow stage presence makes them a crowd favorite at any live show" --Alyssa Jane Hale, Ourstage.com
 
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Sat May 30
8:00pm
$20.00

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Amy and Leslie
Amy and LeslieAmy Fradon and Leslie Ritter are back to the Cafe for a delightful evening of the most luscious harmonies you will ever hear. Their unique and magical blend of voices and vocal arrangements won them widespread critical acclaim and two recording contracts, as well as numerous recording sessions for artists such as Livingston Taylor, Happy and Artie Traum, and Ed Sanders and the Fugs. Amy and Leslie sing a broad span of music, from folk and country to blues and gospel, backed up by the elegant work of Cathie Malach on keyboard and Helen Avakian on guitar. If you have not yet heard Amy and Leslie, your heart will surely sing when you spend an evening with them at the Cafe, for an intimate and truly memorable performance of sensational, vocal music.

Amy Fradon is well-known for her sweet and soaring vocals and heartfelt songwriting. She has a wide range of styles and has been compared to Joan Baez as well as Aretha Franklin. Amy has been a successful session singer and has toured extensively with various theatre and music ensembles, including Pumpboys and Dinettes, the Vananver Caravan and Face the Music. She has 3 critically acclaimed, solo, self-produced CDs; and is the creator of the Vocal Visionary Voice Work, helping people to discover confidence and freedom through the voice.

Leslie Ritter's lush tones and crystal clear melodic lines deliver songs that soar, crafted with lyrics that give a personal spin on universal themes: love and longing, that illusive balance between independence and inter-relatedness, sorrow, joy... life. Leslie grew up in the Philadelphia suburbs. Her mother, a Julliard trained pianist and teacher and her father a French horn player, nurtured her early affinity to music. By age five she was singing show tunes, Frank Sinatra ballads and Puccini arias. Since then she has performed and recorded with an ever-widening circle of artists who appreciate her unique sensibilities as a live performer and superb studio vocalist, including James and Livingston Taylor, Robbie Dupree, David Wilcox, Rory Block, Dr. John, Jules Shear, John Sebastian, John Hall, Kris Kristofferson, Artie Traum, Rick Danko, The Fugs, and others.

Cathie Malach has been playing and composing on piano for over 45 years (and yet, she's only 35 years old ...a miracle). She's composed and recorded several albums with Kim Rosen, and collaborated with artists such as Peter Kater, Chris White, David Darling, Paul McCandless, and of course, Amy and Leslie. She's also composed for children's theatre and performed improvisational music for transformational workshops throughout the country.

Helen Avakian is a singer-songwriter and guitarist who cultivates an idiosyncratic, often dreamy sound, with influences ranging from Suzanne Vega to JS Bach. Helen's impressive musicianship coupled with her down-to-earth stage manner has endeared her to an ever-increasing audience. Helen meshes her classical guitar roots with a song writing style that adds a new dimension to the realm of acoustic performers. Helen has recently released her latest CD, "I Love The Moon," which is receiving great reviews and song writing awards. - http://HelenAvakian.com

Due to the expected high turnout for this event, and the Cafe's first-come-first-serve policy, audience members are encouraged to come as early as possible for seating.

"An acoustic duo from the Hudson Valley reunited... and played like they had never been apart a day ...Amy & Leslie's heavenly blend was always their calling card and in Albany, that was not diminished one iota. Looking casual and comfortable... it was simply captivating." --David Malachowski, on Amy and Leslie's reunion performance in Albany, from http://TimesUnion.com/

 


Events for June 2015

Sat Jun 27
8:00pm
$10.00

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Tani Tabbal Trio
Tani Tabbal TrioTani Tabbal began playing drums professionally as a teen, performing with Oscar Brown Jr., Phil Cohran, and 
Sun Ra and his Arkestra.

Tabbal has recorded, performed and toured with a wide range of musicians, including Roscoe Mitchell, David Murray, Geri Allen, Cassandra Wilson, James Carter, Karl Berger, Dewey Redman, David "Fathead" Newman, Evan Parker, Anthony Braxton, Douglas Ewart, Oliver Lake, Muhal Richard Abrams, Henry Threadgill, Richard Davis, Leroy Jenkins, Milt Jackson, and Jackie McLean.

Tani Tabbal is known as a dynamic, lyrical and energetic drummer. As a recording artist, he is on over 70 CDs and has released three CDs as a bandleader: Before Time After, Wizards, and Mixed Motion (set to release April 2015).

Tani's brings to Rosendale Cafe his trio, with the talented Adam Siegel on alto saxophone, and the seasoned and expressive bassist, Michael Bisio. A night of beautiful, and very exciting music is certain.
 


Events for August 2015

Fri Aug 7
8:00pm
$15.00

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James Reams & The Barnstormers
James Reams & The BarnstormersJames Reams formed The Barnstormers in 1993. Coming from a family of traditional singers in southeastern Kentucky, James has played both old-time and bluegrass music since he was just a little sprout. James is known as an "ambassador of Bluegrass" for his dedication to, and deep involvement in, the thriving bluegrass and Americana music community. To date, he has released eight CDs including a special DVD documentary of the band. His original songs (alone and co-written with Tina Aridas) are important additions to the bluegrass repertoire, keeping this tradition alive with contemporary issues and new sounds. His guitar playing was highlighted in Flatpicking Guitar Magazine's "Masters of Rhythm Guitar" column. James is also the organizer of the Park Slope Bluegrass Oldtime Music Jamboree, an annual music festival he started in 1998, that attracts musicians and fans of traditional music to its workshops, jamming, and concerts... the only event of its kind in or around New York City.

Mark Farrell, like James, is no stranger to bluegrass and old-time country music, having played and recorded for many years with a number of bluegrass and old-time string bands, including Major Contay & The Canebrake Rattlers. He also contributes his great arranging talent to many of the band's recordings. His great hoedown fiddling and edgy mandolin playing (as well as his sometimes unpredictable humor) earns him friends wherever he goes.

Doug Nicolaisen has been playing banjo with bluegrass bands in the NY tri-state area for over 17 years. His music incorporates many of the best elements of all the major banjo players, yet his style reflects an individuality of its own, and adds to the hard-driving energy of the band.

Nick Sullivan has been playing bass since he was a tot. Back in the northern woods of Wisconsin, he started playing 1950s rock and roll when he was 12, and has covered lots of musical terrain since that time, from ragtime jazz and West African traditional music, to early country music and bluegrass. He adds rock-solid bass and great singing to the Barnstormers' sound.
 


Recent Events at the Cafe

Dec-04-14: Maia farewell Salsa Thursday with lessons and Latin dancing
Dec-06-14: Jessy Carolina & The Hot Mess
Dec-09-14: Singer-Songwriter Tuesdays
Dec-11-14: Bachata Thursday with lessons and dancing
Dec-13-14: Miss Tess and the Talkbacks
Dec-14-14: Holiday Irish and English Pub Songs Session
Dec-15-14: Bloom
Dec-18-14: Bachata Thursday with lessons and dancing
Dec-20-14: Tom Pacheco
Dec-23-14: Singer-Songwriter Tuesdays
Dec-27-14: The Duke Robillard Jazz Trio
Dec-31-14: New Year's Eve with The Bedtime Kissers
Jan-01-15: Karen S. Schaffel
Jan-04-15: Opening reception for Karen Schaffel art exhibition
Jan-08-15: Chacha Thursday with lessons and dancing
Jan-10-15: Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys
Jan-11-15: Celtic Cafe
Jan-13-15: Singer-Songwriter Tuesdays
Jan-15-15: The return of Salsa Thursday, with lessons and Latin dancing
Jan-16-15: Deni Bonet
Jan-22-15: Salsa Thursday with lessons and Latin dancing
Jan-24-15: The Saturday Night Bluegrass Band
Jan-27-15: Singer-Songwriter Tuesdays
Jan-29-15: Salsa Thursday with lessons and Latin dancing
Jan-31-15: Roosevelt Dime
Feb-01-15: Jorge Jaramillo
Feb-05-15: Salsa Thursday with lessons and Latin dancing
Feb-06-15: Jen Metzger's 50th birthday dance bash to benefit Citizens for Local Power
Feb-07-15: Krewe de la Rue
Feb-08-15: Opening art reception and remembrance of the late Jorge Jaramillo
Feb-08-15: Holiday Irish and English Pub Songs Session
Feb-10-15: Singer-Songwriter Tuesdays
Feb-12-15: Salsa Thursday with lessons and Latin dancing
Feb-14-15: CANCELLED - Town Mountain
Feb-19-15: Salsa Thursday with lessons and Latin dancing
Feb-21-15: CANCELLED: The KC Three (for Tea) & More
Feb-24-15: Singer-Songwriter Tuesdays
Feb-26-15: Salsa Thursday with lessons and Latin dancing
Feb-28-15: Lara Hope and the Ark-Tones



Click here for all past events since the middle of 2004.

Concert Information

Due to the limited seating and intimate setting at the Cafe,
we have found the following policies to be neccessary:

  • No reservations will be accepted.
  • There are no advanced ticket sales.
  • Seating is on a first come, first served basis.
    We regret that we cannot hold seats for mem-
    bers of a party who have not yet arrived.
  • Dinner is served during the performances.
  • We require a $5 per person dinner minimum.
  • Avoid using portable electronic devices during a
    show, such as laptops, cell phones, and PDAs.
  • The cafe is a smoke-free environment. Please do not
    smoke within 20 feet of a door or opened window.


 
The Rosendale Cafe®
434 Main St. • PO Box 436 • Rosendale, NY 12472 • 845.658.9048
Hours: 11:00am-10:00pm, seven days a week (except major holidays)