Free live music on select Friday and Saturday nights, featuring rock, jazz, R&B, world music, pop, and more from Brooklyn and beyond.
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pILLOW tHEORY turns up the distortion with a sound imbued with symphonic, alt-rock urgency.
Eisa Davis brings her mellow acoustic originals to BAMcafé Live.
Soul legend Leon Ware is joined by The MuthaWit Orchestra at BAMcafé Live.
Arturo O’Farrill comes to Fort Greene for an intimate set at BAMcafé.
Jay Rodriguez brings his versatile, impeccably seasoned saxophone playing to BAMcafé Live.
Brooklyn-based performer Dr. Israel brings his signature dub-reggae blend to BAMcafé Live.
Heloise & The Savoir Faire bring high-energy disco-laced electro-punk to BAMcafé Live.
Nikki Jean is a formidable singer-songwriter with a sound inspired by Motown and Philly soul.
First Class is an immensely gifted hip-hop outfit with R&B leanings.
Brian Carpenter's Ghost Train Orchestra evokes the jazz orchestras of 1920s and 30s.
Soul Cycle specializes in tightly performed funk and soul grooves with a retro bent.
Travis Sullivan’s Björkestra puts an unhinged big-band spin on the music of Björk.
Melanie Safka is a songwriting icon best known for the song “Brand New Key.”
Brooklyn-based band In One Wind crafts chamber-folk simplicity to haunting effect.
Akim Funk Buddha brings another Hip-Hop Holiday weekend at BAMcafé Live.
Red Hot + Cuba brings singer-songwriter Jose Conde and his ensemble to BAMcafe Live.
The Camerata Urbana Ensemble plays the musical styles of Santiago de Cuba.
Urbnergy finesses its way through a wealth of original tunes in the post-bop mold.
Candice Anitra uses her commanding alto voice in the service of a versatile soul sound.
DILEMASTRONAUTA is dedicated to adapting the music of Colombia into more modern fare.
Jorge Sylvester’s ACE Collective is a fearless originator of cross-cultural music.
Jen Chapin combines tender vocals, spare arrangements, and a love of city life.
A singer, poet, storyteller, and MC, Lee’s music sits between old-school soul and hip-hop.
Charanga Soleil is a pan-Caribbean dance band extraordinaire.
Joshua Van Ness and his band MOR play catchy, soulful rock.
Led by imaginative guitarist Ben Tyree, BT3 plays what it calls “sci-fi jazz funk fusion.”
Rebecca Jordan is a quiet gem among New York singer-songwriters.
Beat Kaestli is a fascinating hybrid of American and European musical sensibilities.
The Black Rock Coalition Orchestra presents a two-night salute to Richie Havens.
Fay Victor combines jazz, rock, and free improvisation into acts of musical expression.
Crown Heights Affair is a Brooklyn original with an endearing iconic sound.
VITAL’s songs speak to the restlessness of human aspiration.
This band of female string players is dedicated to promoting the work of female composers.
The Trio infuses jazz ensemble playing with hip-hop, dance music, and other styles.
Revolutionary Snake Ensemble does funk the flamboyant way.
Aziza delivers velvety R&B and funky soul at BAMcafé Live.
Eminent poet, actor, and musician Saul Williams comes to BAMcafé Live.
This jazz-rooted collective is dedicated to spreading equality and freedom through music.
Soul Understated puts forth a big, brassy sound and an all-cards-on-the-table swagger.
Singer-songwriter Mieka Pauley’s bluesy confessionals pack a punch.
My Midnight Heart crafts otherworldly soundscapes awash in synths and reverb.
Bushwick native Krissy Krissy sings inspiring, positive pop anthems.
Renegade Sufi plays a hypnotic, groove-heavy blend of sitar-based electronic jazz.
Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Emily King delivers smooth soul tunes.
A brash soul-funk outfit fronted by the fierce stage presence of Shelley Nicole.
Belly dancer Tamar marks the spring equinox with her annual show at BAMcafé Live.
Genre-bending artist TECLA fuses hip-hop, reggae, and tropicalia.
Rock diva Sophia Ramos debuts soulful covers of Latin American classics.
Grammy-nominated trombonist Papo Vazquez fuses jazz with Caribbean rhythms.
This Brooklyn-based outfit plays hard-bop jazz with a subtle hip-hop influence.
Jazz pianist Onaje Allan Gumbs brings together top musicians, poets, and dancers.
This New York jazz quintet plays ultra-melodic compositions with a dash of experimentation.
The three diverse vocalists of SEFIRA create hypnotic, groove-heavy music.
This instrumental duo creates sample-heavy post-rock soundscapes.
Darcy James Argue’s Grammy-nominated ensemble reinvents the big band.
This alt-classical ensemble features some of NYC’s most gifted young musicians.
This soul-jazz balladeer possesses a soaring, expressive voice.
This evening of calypso pays tribute to Caribbean music legend Irving Burgie.
This conga virtuoso’s ensemble delivers rhythmically infectious Afro-Cuban jazz.
Grand Baton melds the gwo ka drum rhythms of its native Guadeloupe with prog-rock.
Fela Kuti-style Afrobeat meets tribal house jams in this nine-piece funk ensemble.
Kora virtuoso Abdou Mboup marries jazz and traditional Senegalese dance music.
Pioneering hip-hop tastemaker Ralph McDaniels takes over the turntables at BAMcafé.
Saxophonist Buyu Ambroise marries Haitian polyrhythms and freewheeling jazz.
This multinational ensemble creates forward-thinking hip-hop anthems.
This Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter is acclaimed for his eclectic, innovative sound.
Maddy Wyatt crafts sunny folk-pop tunes with lush, inventive instrumentation.
Raw and rootsy blues from fearless avant-garde guitarist Elliott Sharp.
Kamara Thomas spins rootsy folk paeans to America’s mythic past.
Raspy-voiced chanteuse Kim Taylor creates intimate, emotionally resonant songs.
PEGASUS WARNING creates otherworldly electronica with day-glo soul melodies.
Alfonso Velez writes sweeping ballads bolstered by blistering rock and smart lyrics.
The powerhouse diva delivers a soul-shaking blend of R&B, gospel, rock, and jazz.