Free live music on select Friday and Saturday nights, featuring rock, jazz, R&B, world music, pop, and more from Brooklyn and beyond.
Dirty Projectors’ Olga Bell crafts fragile, haunting synth-driven pop songs.
This impressive new Brooklyn band churns out sludgy psych-rock anthems.
Wishes and Thieves makes blissful electronic pop with soaring vocals and glitchy drumbeats.
R&B chanteuse Margot B delivers dance-floor-ready rave-ups and slinky slow jams.
This Williamsburg duo brings its raucous, irresistible, rave-like live show to BAMcafé.
The blues traditions of Africa and the Delta meet in this pairing of two master musicians.
Grammy Award-winning songwriter Gordon Chambers is a master of the vintage soul sound.
Renowned Latin Jazz vocalist Magos Herrera melds classic jazz and beguiling South American rhythms.
Singer Claudia Acuña stretches the boundaries of traditional Latin Jazz.
Composer Joseph C. Phillips’ ensemble fuses contemporary classical and popular music.
Comedy-musical troupe AMERICAN CANDY skewers pop culture with a large dose of irreverence.
The host of WBAI’s Liquid Sound Lounge hosts a groove-laden soul-funk dance party.
This 10-piece art-pop orchestra fuses elements of synth pop and contemporary classical.
This refreshingly witty and offbeat, singer-songwriter writes breezy, hook-laden pop songs.
Soul chanteuse Mala Waldron marries jazz piano mastery with a smoky, powerhouse voice.
This Brooklyn-based electro-funk outfit pairs dance beats and anthemic lyrics.
Tai Allen pays tribute to the utterly singular performer and civil rights activist.
This big, bold soul ensemble marries funk and traditional New Orleans jazz.
The renowned jazz trombonist celebrates his 60th birthday with a bash at BAMcafé.
Visionary MC Akim Funk Buddha returns to BAMcafé for two nights of hip-hop revelry inspired by Japan.
This innovative ensemble reinvigorates Hebrew melodies with the rhythms of Latin jazz.
Kick off the holidays with The Simpsons’ Harry Shearer and singer-songwriter Judith Owen.
Living Colour drummer Will Calhoun takes jazz standards into bold new sonic territory.
This powerhouse vocal quartet brings holiday cheer to BAMcafé.
Jewish cantorial music gets a brass-heavy, worldbeat-meets-raucous-rock ‘n’ roll spin.
Celebrate the longest night of the year with an evening of North African music and dance.
This pan-Caribbean ensemble returns to BAMcafé for its annual holiday dance party.
Velvet-voiced chanteuse Ayanna Lee concocts sultry, soulful R&B jams.
Mary Halvorson takes jazz guitar into bold new sonic territory.
The Venezuelan singer performs works by Agustín Lara, Astor Piazzolla, and more.
This classically trained guitarist duo creates hushed and haunting post-rock soundscapes.
Jazz pianist Onaje Allan Gumbs gathers top musicians, poets, and dancers.
This distinctive jazz vocalist lends her rich, husky alto to pop covers and originals.
Mike Mattison and Paul Olsen churn out rollicking, Delta blues-inspired roots rock.
This veteran performer’s soaring, soulful ballads are a throwback to the golden age of soul.
This trio of veteran performers specializes in sultry, mellow acoustic soul.
This exuberant saxophonist delivers high-energy hard bop in the classic Blue Note tradition.
This soulful singer and keyboardist is a staple of Brooklyn’s neo-soul scene.
A dizzying display of performers pushing the boundaries of beatboxing, scatting, and beyond.
Angela Johnson delivers old-school R&B that showcases her incredible voice.
Adventurous cello-driven songs that flirt with classical, jazz, and soul.
Lush, groove-laden neo-soul bolstered by a soaring voice.
This all-female band delivers tight, in-the-pocket funk grooves.
Hard-rocking rap, delivered over fast and furious bass lines.
SLV creates moody, intensely personal pop songs with a subtle electronic edge.
Seductively laid-back, mellow folk from the Portuguese guitar and voice duo.
Songstress Johanna Cranitch layers breathy vocals over dreamy synthpop.
This Brooklyn-based outfit plays hard-bop jazz with a subtle hip-hop influence.
FRO fuses rock guitar firepower with the finesse of jazz and the rhythmic pull of funk.
Commanding chanteuse RES combines indie rock experimentation with soulful vocals.
These roots revivalists create bluesy, foot-stomping folk ballads.
Singer-songwriter Chris Rob delivers old-school slow jams and 80s-inspired electro-funk.
This Catalan-born jazz guitarist brings a distinctive Spanish flavor to his compositions.
Brooklyn-based group Trio Feral’s unleash soundscapes that are both freakish and funky.
This eight-piece outfit concocts lush neo-soul awash in organs, horns, and deep bass-lines.
This blistering guitar-rock quartet marries punk energy with earnest, soul-style vocals.
The former electric bassist for Ornette Coleman leads this veteran free jazz ensemble.
This Latin jazz guitarist fuses South American rhythms with dashes of electronica and rock.
This Brooklyn-based foursome performs plaintive folk ballads and rousing barn stompers.
This continent-hopping double bill brings together two genre-busting folk bands.
Blistering punk energy meets unexpected finesse in the raw sound of this four-piece outfit.
A panoply of artists pay homage to the pioneering African-American writer and activist.
This funk ensemble makes Fela Kuti-style, Afrobeat-meets-tribal-house jams.
DJ Ian Friday delivers a groove-heavy set of house, soul, Afrobeat, jazz, and world music.
Acclaimed bassist Jeremiah Hosea fronts this hard-rocking, groove-inducing funk ensemble.
The indie veterans deliver ultra-melodic guitar rock with avant-jazz experimentation.
Vocalist Alicia Olatuja is a versatile solo performer who sings in various African dialects.
BROWN RICE FAMILY creates music that stems from jazz, Afrobeat, reggae, rock, and more.