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Rosendale Cafe Music, Arts and Events Calendar

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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 January 2015    Recent artists
January's Featured Visual Artist is Karen S. Schaffel, Exhibiting "Paintings"

Sat Jan 31

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Roosevelt Dime
Appearing Today
Roosevelt DimeWe all carry the Roosevelt Dime. It's not a relic of the past; it's the silver in your pocket. There was a time when Appalachian strings made romance with New Orleans rhythms, a love affair that yielded one of the most infectious beats the world had ever heard. For Roosevelt Dime that time is now. Some would call it Rock & Roll, others Americana, but "Mardi-Grass" is more like it... a bedrock of New Orleans rhythms that brings driving, melodic banjo, fat-back blues guitar, pure honky-tonk harmonies, and deliciously dirty R&B vocals along for the ride... it makes for a groove so inspired the New York Times has called Roosevelt Dime "a perpetual crowd pleaser."

"The perfect mix of talent and showmanship to make the audience feel they're witnessing something special, of those gems that sound better even live than they do on record." --Poppy Galloway, Feast of Music (July 2014)

"Sizzling... Their live shows are kinetic and energetic." --Michael Witthaus, Hippo Press (Apr 2014)

Events for February 2015
February's Featured Visual Artist is Jorge Jaramillo

Thu Feb 5
$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.
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Fri Feb 6
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Jen Metzger's 50th birthday dance bash to benefit Citizens for Local Power
Jen Metzger's 50th birthday dance bash to benefit Citizens for Local PowerDJ Ali will be spinning records for non-stop dancing fun, so come get your groove on, Rosendale-style.

Donations help sustain Rosendale-based Citizens for Local Power (CLP) in fighting the energy fight for our communities. Click on the photo for more information about CLP and its work.

Sat Feb 7

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Krewe de la Rue
Krewe de la RueKrewe de la Rue is a Cajun band born out of our local fiddle and dance community. The Krewe traces its roots back to the fiddle and dance camp at Ashokan, where in the late 1980s, the great fiddler and "Cajun Ambassador" Dewey Balfa, along with his proteges Steve Riley, Tracy Schwarz and Peter Schwarz first brought Cajun music to the Hudson Valley.

The band is Roger Weiss on fiddle, Buffy Lewis on guitar, Laren Droll on accordion, Maggie McManus on tee-fer, Gary Graef on bass, and June Drucker on drums. They have years of experience in roots music, including both Cajun and Zydeco genres. Together, they create the special mix that is Krewe de la Rue. Even if you have never danced, you'll want to once you hear this energized and engaging band.

"This is some free-wheelin', not over rehearsed, rough-edged throw down with its tail tied tight in Lafayette; my kind of gumbo." --Cafe Guide

Sun Feb 8

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Opening art reception and remembrance of the late Jorge Jaramillo
Opening art reception and remembrance of the late Jorge JaramilloAn opening reception from 2:00pm-4:00pm for Jorge Jaramillo, 1962-2014. His art will be displaying in the Cafe during the month of Febuary 2015.

The following is from Rosendale Cafe co-owner Mark Morganstern:

A most beautiful soul passed on December 29, 2014. Jorge Jaramillo died of an aggressive cancer, but he faced death as he did life, on his own terms: with courage, compassion for others, and even humor.

In the last days, he cared for us as we tried to care for him. He held our hands firmly, patted our backs, and made us smile as he persevered through this last stage. The transference of love between us, his family and friends, was awe-inspiring.

Jorge was a man of many talents. His stone work and carpentry skills were well-known and appreciated throughout Ulster County. He was also a gifted multi-media artist who always seemed to be designing something, and when creativity struck, he was off and running. His inspirations led him anywhere and everywhere: from painting on canvas, wood and metal, to sculpting clay, to carving wood and stone, and to building beautiful and unusual furniture from found objects and resourced materials. He even built an 8' Moai from wood and plaster when he became intrigued by the stone giants of Easter Island. Once an idea took hold, there was no stopping him, and the results were always stunning.

Enthusiastic about the Colombian culture he came from, he and his wife Pam originated the Salsa lessons and dances enjoyed by many at the Rosendale Cafe. His contribution to teaching Latin dance and sharing its pleasures endures.

A retrospective of his artwork will be displayed at the Rosendale Cafe for the month of February, 2015. On Sunday, February 8, there will be an opening to celebrate his work. This will also be a gathering in remembrance of Jorge and to honor the time we had with him.

The Solstice is less fulfilling this year, even though we gain precious minutes of light each day, as we've lost the shining glow of warmth, friendship and deep humanity Jorge cast on those who were fortunate enough to know and love him. Viaje eguro...hasta que nos veamos nuevo.

Jorge is survived by his wife, Pam, his daughter, Natalia, and a large extended family in Colombia who will miss him very much.


Sun Feb 8

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Holiday Irish and English Pub Songs Session
Holiday Irish and English Pub Songs SessionLubricate your vocal cords as we celebrate the winter season with a rousing round of traditional Irish and English pub songs, led by Boston area singer Ben Bath and local folkie Sarah Underhill and friends. This will be a participatory event, so come prepared to sing if you are so inclined. These activities go well with a cold beverage, and the Cafa offers a fine selection of brews on tap. That's why we call them drinking songs. Come early for a meal and the singing will commence at 7:00pm. Prepare to thump mugs on the table, rhythmically.

Tue Feb 10

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Singer-Songwriter Tuesdays
Singer-Songwriter TuesdaysJoin ambitiously innocuous 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 Jamie Thomas, Jan Ross, Matthew Kobalkin, Mark Pawlowski, Lannie Bolde, and Antoine Arsenault.

Thu Feb 12
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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.
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Sat Feb 14

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Town Mountain
Town MountainTown Mountain's hard drivin' bluegrass sound, tight harmonies, and stellar in-house songwriting have become the band's trademark. They light up the stage with their honkytonk edge and barroom swagger, featuring a Jimmy Martin-style bounce and confidence that is countered at times by a laid-back John Hartford-esque groove.

The past two years have pushed Town Mountain into the upper tier of acoustic bands, and they have found themselves at some of the most prestigious festivals in the country... such as MerleFest, Grey Fox, Rockygrass, Suwannee Springfest and the Targhee Bluegrass Festival... earning them a nomination for IBMA's 2014 Emerging Artist of the Year, a natural follow up to their two 2013 IBMA Momentum Awards.

With the release their first official live album, Town Mountain: Live At The Isis in August 2014, fans and critics alike celebrate the high energy of their one-of-a-kind live show. With plans for the studio in early 2015, Town Mountain is certain to continue their ascent in the world of roots music.

Town Mountain includes Robert Greer on vocals and guitar, Jesse Langlais on banjo and vocals, Phil Barker on mandolin and vocals, Bobby Britt on fiddle, and Nick DiSebastian on bass.

"Sometimes you can't help but notice the growth of an enterprise... Sporting a sound rooted in string band tradition, but with a fearsome instrumental drive that makes its music anything but a museum piece, the band has watched its audiences grow younger, larger and more feverishly enthusiastic." --Walter Tunis,

"There was such an instant energetic spirit felt from this band, that made you want to
kick up your heels and promenade around the square at a barn dance all night long."
--Tanya Vega, Southside On The Town Blog

Thu Feb 19
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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 Feb 21

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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.

"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

Thu Feb 26
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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 Feb 28

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Lara Hope and the Ark-Tones
Lara Hope and the Ark-TonesLara Hope and the Ark-Tones are the Hudson Valley's premier rockabilly / rhythm 'n' blues / rock 'n' roll outfit. They are an all-star cocktail of musical talent, driven by Lara Hope's powerful and sultry vocals, Matt "The Knife" Goldpaugh's (of the Arkhams) relentless upright bass slapping, Dave Tetreault's undefeated drum stylings, the guitar heroics of Chris Heitzman, and co-starring the cheery attitudes of all of the above members. This fun-loving bunch packs the dance floor with reworkings of rockabilly and rhythm and blues classics and standards as well as their own original musical offerings, sure to please listeners of all ages and walks of life.

Events for March 2015

Sat Mar 7

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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
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Fri Mar 13

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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 14

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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!"

Sat Mar 21

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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

Sat Mar 28

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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 4

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Foghorn Stringband
Foghorn StringbandCredited for igniting the Old Time Renaissance in the Northwest, Foghorn Stringband continues to stand out as the shining gold standard for American Stringband music. Seven albums, thousand of shows, and over a decade of touring under their belts, it's no surprise they have two entirely new generations of old-time musicians following their lead. Through all of this, they've never let the music grow cold; instead they've been steadily proving that American Roots music is a never-ending well of inspiration.

Today Foghorn Stringband features the intertwining harmonies of founding members Stephen "Sammy" Lind and Caleb Klauder, along with powerhouse vocalists Reeb Willms and Nadine Landry. They all bring a wealth of songs, instruments and traditions making them a festival favorite from coast to coast and around the globe.

"Talk about a band that deserves more due. The Foghorn Stringband has quietly become one of the country's longest-tenured underground stringbands, releasing now 7 albums, playing thousands of shows..." --Saving Country Music

"[Foghorn Stringband]... is among the finest practitioners of American old-time music on the globe, a string band whose faithful renditions of songs from bygone decades are no less than living, breathing history." --Ned Lannamann, The Portland Mercury

"The Foghorn Stringband play old-time American string-band music - and they play it with all the passion, warmth, bite and fire of an illicit spirit. And I'm here to tell you that their latest album 'Outshine the Sun' is as close as you'll get to treading the boards of genuine, smooth-distilled, double-rectified American roots music." --Tom Franks, Folk Words

Sat Apr 11

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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
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Sat Apr 18

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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.

Events for May 2015

Sat May 2

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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

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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

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Sat May 23

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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,

Recent Events at the Cafe

Nov-06-14: Salsa Thursday with lessons and Latin dancing
Nov-08-14: Slam Allen
Nov-09-14: Opening reception for the Woodstock School of Art Printmakers
Nov-11-14: Singer-Songwriter Tuesdays
Nov-13-14: Salsa Thursday with lessons and Latin dancing
Nov-14-14: Bluegrass Gospel Project
Nov-16-14: Celtic Cafe
Nov-20-14: Salsa Thursday with lessons and Latin dancing
Nov-22-14: Jim Kweskin and Happy Traum
Nov-25-14: Singer-Songwriter Tuesdays
Nov-28-14: Zoe Muth & the Lost High Riders
Nov-29-14: Dance Fundraiser for Pam and Jorge
Dec-01-14: Carol Loizides
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-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

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)