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BAMcafé Live 2014—15

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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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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PAST EVENTS
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Don Byron Quartet
 

The world-renowned jazz clarinetist incorporates everything from klezmer to gospel.

Sep 12—Sep 13, 2014
 
 
Free
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SOURCE360 presents Pass the Mic—Ladies First
 

The Source celebrates some of the hottest female emcees in the hip-hop game.

Fri, Sep 19, 2014
 
 
Free
Music
SOURCE360 presents International Hip-Hop Night
 

The Source goes global with this international showcase of hip-hop.

Sat, Sep 20, 2014
 
 
Free
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Sonnymoon
 

This dreamy electronica duo crafts fragile, haunting soundscapes.

Fri, Sep 26, 2014
 
 
Free
Music
Morley
 

Soulful singer-songwriter Morley’s uplifting R&B folk promotes peace and tolerance.

Sat, Sep 27, 2014
 
 
Free
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Ashley Davis
 

Singer Ashley Davis marries Celtic folk traditions with a contemporary sensibility.

Fri, Oct 3, 2014
 
 
Free
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Fred Ho Memorial
 

This 18-piece jazz outfit pays tribute to the late visionary saxophonist Fred Ho.

Sat, Oct 4, 2014
 
 
Free
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Digital Diaspora
 

This electro-funk outfit mixes Afrobeat grooves with socially conscious lyrics.

Fri, Oct 17, 2014
 
 
Free
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Kinobe & The Wamu Spirit
 

Ugandan multi-instrumentalist Kinobe offers an invigorating take on African roots music.

Sat, Oct 18, 2014
 
 
Free
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BOOgie Down: Late Night Halloween Dance Party
 

Get spooky with BAMcafé Live at this Halloween dance party.

Fri, Oct 31, 2014
 
 
Free
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Tammy Faye Starlite in NICO: UNDERGROUND
 

Cabaret artist Tammy Faye Starlite channels iconic singer Nico in this musical satire.

Fri, Nov 7, 2014
 
 
Free
Music
The Waldos featuring Walter Lure
 

NYC punk veteran Walter Lure and his backing band, the Waldos, keep the DIY spirit alive.

Sat, Nov 8, 2014
 
 
Free
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West Point Jazz Knights
 

This top-flight jazz ensemble performs big band standards and originals.

Fri, Nov 14, 2014
 
 
Free
Music
Gary Lucas' Fleischerei: Music from Betty Boop
 

The renowned guitar great presents a whimsical tribute to the music of 30s cartoons.

Sat, Nov 15, 2014
 
 
Free
Music
M.A.K.U. SoundSystem
 

Intoxicating Colombian rhythms collide with experimental jazz , psychedelia, and punk.

Fri, Nov 21, 2014
 
 
Free
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The Revelations
 

The Revelations create soul-shaking ballads in the classic blues tradition.

Sat, Nov 22, 2014
 
 
Free
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Akim Funk Buddha's Hip-Hop Holiday
 

Dancer and MC Akim Funk Buddha fuses hip-hop, martial arts, throat singing, and more.

Nov 28—Nov 29, 2014
 
 
Free
Music
Aziza Miller
 

This pioneering pianist and singer sets urban poetry to jazz-funk grooves.

Fri, Dec 5, 2014
 
 
Free
Music
Shannon Sanders
 

This two-time Grammy-winning producer performs old-school-style R&B ballads.

Sat, Dec 6, 2014
 
 
Free
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Wayna
 

Grammy-nominated singer Wayna combines African and reggae influences with sultry R&B.

Fri, Dec 12, 2014
 
 
Free
Music
The Afro-Semitic Experience
 

Klezmer meets hard-bop in this joyous ensemble, which melds jazz and Jewish music.

Sat, Dec 13, 2014
 
 
Free
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TamarRaqs Winter Solstice Hafla
 

Celebrate the longest night of the year with an evening of North African music and dance.

Fri, Dec 19, 2014
 
 
Free
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JEWMONGOUS: Unkosher Comedy Songs
 

Rockapella co-founder Sean Altman skewers Judaism in his hilariously irreverent hit show.

Sat, Dec 20, 2014
 
 
Free
Music
Charanga Soleil
 

This dynamic Afro-Caribbean ensemble brings a holiday dance party to BAMcafé.

Sat, Dec 27, 2014
 
 
Free
Music
Sean Schulich's Phunky Phloot and Alpha Mosaic
 

Flute virtuoso Sean Schulich unleashes irresistible jazz-funk grooves.

Fri, Jan 2, 2015
 
 
Free
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Judd Nielsen
 

Wizard of the Hammond organ Judd Nielsen updates the instrument’s classic sound.

Sat, Jan 3, 2015
 
 
Free
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California King
 

Indie rock trio California King creates atmospheric anthems with danceable beats.

Fri, Jan 9, 2015
 
 
Free
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Rhythm Republik
 

Rhythm Republik creates a soul-shaking mix of funk grooves and socially-conscious chants.

Sat, Jan 10, 2015
 
 
Free
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Erik Deutsch
 

Jazz pianist Erik Deutsch experiments with everything from prog-rock to country.

Fri, Jan 23, 2015
 
 
Free
Music
Steve Sullivan and the Board of Directors
 

This bluesy six-piece band makes unabashedly fun, laid-back garage rock.

Sat, Jan 24, 2015
 
 
Free
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Emilio Teubal Ensemble
 

Renowned pianist Emilio Teubal leads this wondrously imaginative, dreamy jazz outfit.

Fri, Jan 30, 2015
 
 
Free
Music
Lachi
 

Singer-songwriter Lachi performs empowering pop anthems with contagiously catchy hooks.

Sat, Jan 31, 2015
 
 
Free
Music
Cole Williams
 

Singer-songwriter Cole Williams fearlessly blends R&B and indie rock.

Fri, Feb 6, 2015
 
 
Free
Music
Renée Manning: 60 Years of Being
 

Grammy-nominated jazz vocalist Renée Manning celebrates her 60th birthday.

Sat, Feb 7, 2015
 
 
Free
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Bradd Marquis
 

Bradd Marquis delivers heartfelt soul ballads driven by his impassioned vocals.

Fri, Feb 13, 2015
 
 
Free
Music
Joshua Van Ness & MOR
 

Van Ness and his backing band create hook-laden rock with a funk influence.

Fri, Feb 20, 2015
 
 
Free
Music
Revolutionary Snake Ensemble
 

Acclaimed brass band the Revolutionary Snake Ensemble unleashes a Mardi Gras extravaganza.

Sat, Feb 21, 2015
 
 
Free
Music
Drue Davis
 

Hip-hop meets blistering guitar rock firepower in the music of Drue Davis.

Fri, Feb 27, 2015
 
 
Free
Music
Akie Bermiss Trio
 

This soulful singer and keyboardist is a staple of Brooklyn’s neo-soul scene.

Sat, Feb 28, 2015
 
 
Free
Music
Iris Lune
 

Dreamy, atmospheric indie rock anthems for listeners to get lost in.

Sat, Mar 7, 2015
 
 
Free
Music
Alex Kelly
 

This electro-rock veteran unveils a new sound rooted in classic jazz and blues.

Fri, Mar 13, 2015
 
 
Free
Music
Nasimiyu
 

World beat meets indie folk in the exuberant sounds of this singer-songwriter.

Sat, Mar 14, 2015
 
 
Free
Music
MILITIA VOX
 

Militia Vox unleashes dark-tinged rock anthems with attitude to burn.

Fri, Mar 20, 2015
 
 
Free
Music
Sasha Dobson
 

This acclaimed jazz vocalist performs soulful originals and folk-pop covers.

Sat, Mar 21, 2015
 
 
Free
Music
Telmary
 

Acclaimed rapper Telmary marries her impressive flow with Afro-Cuban rhythms.

Mar 27—Mar 28, 2015
 
 
Free
Music
Dawn Drake & ZapOte
 

Bassist and singer Dawn Drake leads this all-female, worldbeat-meets-funk ensemble.

Fri, Apr 3, 2015
 
 
Free
Music
Jaime Woods
 

Soulful vocals meet folk arrangements in the mellow sounds of this singer-songwriter.

Fri, Apr 10, 2015
 
 
Free
Music
Bowmont
 

Richly textured electronica meets dream-pop in the cinematic soundscapes of Bowmont.

Sat, Apr 11, 2015
 
 
Free
Music
Kaufman Music Center’s Face the Music
 

Teenage string quartets perform works by Terry Riley, Philip Glass, and more.

Fri, Apr 17, 2015
 
 
Free
Music
Soul Understated ft. Mavis ‘SWAN’ Poole
 

Jazz, funk, and R&B come together in the exuberant sounds of this powerhouse ensemble.

Sat, Apr 18, 2015
 
 
Free
Music
The New Cookers
 

This Brooklyn-based outfit plays hard-bop jazz with a subtle hip-hop influence.

Fri, Apr 24, 2015
 
 
Free
Music
Jessica Betts
 

This singer and guitarist creates catchy pop anthems and heart-tugging R&B ballads.

Sat, Apr 25, 2015
 
 
Free
Music
Lily Virginia
 

This singer-songwriter blends indie folk Americana with catchy pop hooks.

Fri, May 1, 2015
 
 
Free
Music
Todd Sickafoose's Tiny Resistors
 

This bassist and composer makes wondrously inventive, jazz-meets-post-rock soundscapes.

Sat, May 2, 2015
 
 
Free
Music
BAMcafé Live curated by Terrance McKnight: Royal KhaoZ
 

Reggae rhythms meet smooth R&B in the blissed-out sounds of Royal KhaoZ.

Fri, May 8, 2015
 
 
Free
Music
BAMcafé Live curated by Terrance McKnight: 5J Barrow
 

This exuberant indie-folk sextet draws inspiration from the 60s Greenwich Village scene.

Sat, May 9, 2015
 
 
Free
Music
Ayelet Rose Gottlieb
 

This Israeli-born composer draws on jazz, Middle-Eastern, and Jewish musical influences.

Fri, May 15, 2015
 
 
Free
Music
Gifrants and SEGWE
 

This Boston-based singer and guitarist sets soothing melodies to seductive Haitian rhythms.

Sat, May 16, 2015
 
 
Free
Music
JUMP N FUNK with Rich Medina and The Marksmen
 

Jump N Funk is North America’s original Afrobeat party dedicated to icon Fela Kuti.

Sat, May 23, 2015
 
 
Free
Music
Red Hot & Cool: 20 Years Revisited
 

Acclaimed musicians celebrate the landmark jazz/hip-hop album Stolen Moments: Red Hot + Cool.

May 29—May 30, 2015
 
 
Free