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Rosendale Cafe Music, Arts and Events Calendar

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Chess Night - Every Wednesday night at the Cafe

Chess aficionados converge Wednesdays at 7:00pm. Players should bring their own boards & pieces.

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Events for the Rest of April 2017    Recent artists
April's Featured Visual Artist is Anne Coleman, Exhibiting "Photography"

Anne is a self taught photographer, and is displaying some of her work portraying local nature shots.

Singer-Songwriter Tuesdays

Appearing Today
Tue Apr 25
8:00pm
Free

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Singer-Songwriter TuesdaysJoin overzealous 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 Jeff Entin, Dave Kearney, Wayne Montecalvo, Mark Brown, Carole and Fre, and Luci Aprilwine Windsong-Rain.
 
Salsa Thursday with lessons and Latin dancing

Thu Apr 27
7:30pm
$10.00 with lesson, $5.00 for just dancing

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Salsa Thursday with lessons and Latin dancingThe Rosendale Cafe continues their series of Latin dance events on Thursday nights, each starting with an all-levels lesson from 7:30pm to 8:30pm, and dancing until 10:30pm. Instructors Maia Martinez and David Salvatierra will lead dance forms that may include Salsa, Mambo, Merengue, Cha Cha, Bachata, and now the fun style of Rueda de Casino.

Rueda de Casino is a style where several couples dance choreographically around a circle, with dance moves spoken by a "caller". This style was developed in Cuba in the 1950s, and is the greatest way to learn salsa as community. Everyone can join this class!
 
Jesse Lege & Bayou Brew

Fri Apr 28
8:00pm
$15.00

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Jesse Lege & Bayou BrewBringing foot stomping' Cajun music to the world one dance hall at a time... Jesse Lege is the Real Deal.

For over 40 years, Lege has been bringing traditional Cajun dance hall music from the dusty back roads of southwest Louisiana, coast to coast and around the world, playing everywhere from local neighborhood dance halls to the largest international festivals.

Today, Lege is one of the most-admired Cajun accordionists and vocalists from Southwest Louisiana, and has garnered numerous Cajun French Music Association awards, known as the "Cajun Grammys." They 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.

Jesse Lege & Bayou Brew brings you deep into Cajun tradition, with accordion (Jesse), fiddle (Darren Wallace), guitar (Erica Weiss) and bass (Evelyn Schneider), and songs that melt your heart too. For dancers and listeners alike, a Jesse Lege & Bayou Brew event is always like a party, filled with old and new friends!
 
The Lucky Five

Sat Apr 29
8:00pm
$10.00

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The Lucky FiveThe Lucky 5 is a hard-swinging jazz band that blends swing and gypsy jazz to create a unique, foot-stomping blend of music that appeals to a wide range of music lovers. The Lucky 5 performs both original compositions as well as putting a new spin on old jazz standards.

The band is comprised of highly seasoned touring musicians, having been part of The Hunger Mountain Boys, Lauren Ambrose & The Leisure Class, and traveled, performed and recorded with artists such as Peter Gabriel, Tony Bennett, Neko Case, Iris Dement, Bobby Previte, Del McCoury, and Jim Lauderdale... just to name a few.

The Lucky 5 brings verve, high energy, and an unpredictable impulse to the tradition of jazz from the 20s, 30s and 40s; grooving deeply, and keeping feet moving on the dance floor.

This event was rescheduled from February 25th, due to a storm that shut down all of Rosendale.

"I love these guys. Wonderful musicians, wonderful people. Very impressive!" --Alan Chartock, WAMC Radio

"Five heavy duty cats with impeccable creative chops. The Lucky 5 owns swing in the Berkshires!" --Evan 'Bibs' Palazzo, The Hot Sardines

"The Lucky 5 are foot tappin', feel-good music, wonderfully retro... a real crowd pleaser." --Mike Ballon, Castle Street Cafe

"An infectiously rambunctious hot jazz ruckus..." --Dwayne Brooke, The Woodshedders
 
Celtic Cafe

Sun Apr 30
4:30pm
Free

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Celtic CafeSarah Underhill and Ian Worpole bring their monthly mix of Celtic, Anglo, Americana, traditional and contemporary songs and tunes to their 11th season at The Cafe. Sarah's vocal range and deep involvement with Pete Seeger's Clearwater movement have enthralled audiences up and down the Hudson Valley. Ian's guitar, mandolin and vocal mix complements the duo. Requests and singing on the choruses encouraged.

Come on out from 4:30pm to 7:00pm for great music, company, veggie food, and a large selection of draft beers and wines.
 


Events for May 2017
May's Featured Visual Artist is Daniel Malpica, Exhibiting "Oil Paintings - Assorted Images"

Daniel Malpica grew up on the upper west side in New York City. He went to public schools where he took an interest in the fine arts at a young age. [more]

Salsa Thursday with lessons and Latin dancing

Thu May 4
7:30pm
$10.00 with lesson, $5.00 for just dancing

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Salsa Thursday with lessons and Latin dancingThe Rosendale Cafe continues their series of Latin dance events on Thursday nights, each starting with an all-levels lesson from 7:30pm to 8:30pm, and dancing until 10:30pm. Instructors Maia Martinez and David Salvatierra will lead dance forms that may include Salsa, Mambo, Merengue, Cha Cha, Bachata, and now the fun style of Rueda de Casino.

Rueda de Casino is a style where several couples dance choreographically around a circle, with dance moves spoken by a "caller". This style was developed in Cuba in the 1950s, and is the greatest way to learn salsa as community. Everyone can join this class!
 
Locust Honey

Sat May 6
8:00pm
$10.00

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Locust HoneyAs Locust Honey, Chloe Edmonstone and Meredith Watson bring their experience in old-time, bluegrass, and pre-war blues to both their original material and the traditional songs and tunes of the American Southeast. With a rotating instrumentation of fiddles, open-back and resonator banjos, acoustic and resonator guitars, they set an emphasis on lively arrangements that showcase their signature vintage vocal harmonies. Joined by John Miller (of The Fox Hunt and The Hackensaw Boys) on upright bass, they have been touring the US, UK and Ireland since 2012.

Their original song, "When The Whiskey's Gone", was featured in the 2014 film "Time Out of Mind", starring Richard Gere and directed by Oren Moverman, and a second unreleased original will be included in the 2016 film "The Dinner", by the same writer/director. Locust Honey's record Never Let Me Cross Your Mind debuted to critical acclaim in 2014, and remained in the top ten on the Folk DJ Charts for 4 months. Subsequently released in The UK and Ireland, it was chosen as one of the best country albums of 2016 by The Telegraph in London.

"These feisty women are a relief from the most successful of contemporary bluegrass groups, who too often let both their production and their performance get in the way of their repertoire." --Songlines

"Instrumentally, the expertise and passion of delivery, and their instrument-swapping versatility is obvious, but when Chloe and Meredith harmonize, the performance takes on an additional melodic polish." --Live Review, Blues and More Again

"Their new album is in heavy rotation here in the Hudson Valley farm house, fitting in right along with all those killer 78s from Yazoo. Grab yourself a copy and put on your dancing shoes." --No Depression
 
Opening reception for Daniel Malpica's gallery exhibition

Sun May 7
2:00pm
Free

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Opening reception for Daniel Malpica's gallery exhibitionAn opening reception from 2:00pm-4:00pm, for artist Daniel Malpica's show of work entitled "Oil Paintings - Assorted Images", displaying in the Cafe during the month of May 2017.

Daniel Malpica grew up on the upper west side in New York City. He went to public schools where he took an interest in the fine arts at a young age. In sixth grade (1977), he had an art teacher who introduced him to batiking. Working with batiks (cloth, dyes and wax) laid down a foundation for Daniel's understanding of shape, form, and strategizing with layers of color and color combinations. It was around the same time that Daniel began studying oil painting privately with a local artist in New York City, and he enrolled at The Arts Student League of New York. He spent many Saturdays at The League drawing still life subjects and nude figures, and received an honor award for a still life pastel shown at their annual exhibition at the age of fourteen. Simultaneously since early childhood, Daniel studied music and excelled in his piano skills. Due to an unfortunate accident in Junior High School, limiting the use of his right hand, he decided to apply to LaGuardia High of Music and Art for Fine Arts rather than music. He continued at The Arts Student League for many years while also studying fine art at The LaGuardia High School of Music and Art. He graduated from Music and Art High School at the top of his class and continued his studies as a fine art major at SUNY Purchase for several years.

Half way through college, Daniel had a change of heart and decided to pursue a career in health sciences, ultimately graduating from NYU with a Bachelor of Sciences degree for physical therapy in 1994. Since then, he has been a practicing physical therapist working mostly in the educational realm, with children and adults with disabilities. In the year 2017, he started a new career path working in utilization management with United Health Group - OPTUM, in Kingston NY. His focus on the science of rehabilitation blends well with the arts. Art is a therapeutic tool for people, the artists and the observers, to get stronger physically, cognitively and spiritually.

In 2003, he and his partner, Peter Oellers, found a second home in Stone Ridge, NY, where he began associating with local artists in the Hudson Valley. Becoming part of an artist's community served as an inspiration to deepen his practice in the arts.

To further his artistic pursuits, Daniel set up a studio at home where he could focus on painting. Utilizing a fully equipped art studio made his studies more accessible and efficient.

Since the summer of 2010, Daniel has shown his work at every opportunity, including venues in the Hudson Valley and in New York City. He continues to work in oil painting focusing mainly on still life subjects, landscapes and animals. Daniel is always varying the scope and scale of his work, using smaller, medium sized and larger canvases consecutively. He prefers to work directly from life but at other times, will vary his approach using supportive photography and even fantasy and memory.
 
Singer-Songwriter Tuesdays

Tue May 9
8:00pm
Free

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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 Randy Niles, Max Mayer, Scott Leavitt (of Band of Angels), Lee Sorge, Thomas Brandon, and Mike Yates.
 
Mikhail Horowitz and Gilles Malkine

Sat May 13
8:00pm
$15.00

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Mikhail Horowitz and Gilles MalkineThe barely sustainable and soon-to-be-remaindered duo of Mikhail Horowitz and Gilles Malkine will once again stain the escutcheon of Rosendale Cafe with their literary lampoons, forgettable folk anthems, and comedy so intellectually dense that only a Martian anthropologist, a Swiss practitioner of cerebral topiary, and a genetically modified rutabaga can understand it.

They'll be joined by two or three competent musicians who prefer to remain unidentified.

"These two lost souls are definitely in need of a frontal Deuteronomy." --Awake magazine

"Ditto!" --Echolalia Times-Picayune
 
John Berenzy

Sat May 20
8:00pm
$10.00

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John BerenzyBorn in Jackson Heights, Queens, New York, John discovered music early on in life, and immediately began immersing himself in it. He discovered the work of Django Reinhardt and the great classical composers, who were his major inspirations for taking up the guitar. John was asked to join up with an early guitar hero, Danny Kalb of Blues Project fame, to record on an anthology album for Columbia Records with veteran guitar greats Eric Clapton, B.B. King, Roy Buchanan, Johnny Winter, Santana and Chuck Berry. A watershed experience was a tour of the United States, which also included Eric Burden and the Animals, and Commander Cody and the Lost Planet Airmen.

Back in New York John played on the C.B.G.B. scene, the epicenter of the Rock n' Roll renaissance, with Patti Smith, Television, Mink Deville and The Talking Heads. Later on, Willy Deville remembering the impact of John's commanding performance when they jammed at the C.B.G.B. club, asked him to fill Mark Knopfler's role on the Miracle Tour of Europe (1988-1989). Together they played throughout Paris, Germany, Belgium and Switzerland.

His 1977 45 rpm record, "Vice Verses", (written to, for and about Miles Davis) is now a valuable collector's item, and is still played on many radio stations in Europe and Scandinavia. The press notices for Berenzy's performances and subsequent album The Final Resolve were extremely favorable. A remastered "Vice Verses" can also be found on his Far Cry anthology CD.

John, who is listed in the book Who's Who of Rock n' Roll, has played on sessions with highly distinguished players from Johnny Thunders to Carlos Alomar (David Bowie) to Ron Carter (Miles Davis). He recorded the album, Votive Light, with legendary players J.D. Daugherty (Patti Smith / Tom Verlaine / The Church), Fred Smith (Television), John Bruschini (Cecil Taylor), Bob Curiano (Mink Deville) and Ron Carter (Miles Davis).

Out of Darkness, his 2011 release, features Garth Hudson of The Band, Graham Parker, Buddy Cage (pedal steal guitar player with Bob Dylan), Richard Lloyd, Fred Smith, and Billy Ficca of Tom Verlaines' group Television. and Sterling Campbell, drummer with David Bowie and the B-52s.

John's latest album, This Defining Moment, features tracks with Professor Louie and Juma Sultan.

"New York's most talented and uncorrupted musician" --United Talent
 
Singer-Songwriter Tuesdays

Tue May 23
8:00pm
Free

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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 Spaghetti Eastern Music (Sal Cataldi), Blair, Ratboy, Green Summers Band, Rachel & Will Van Carpels, and Mary Hood.
 


Events for June 2017
The Woodsheep

Fri Jun 2
8:00pm
$10.00

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The WoodsheepThe sound from the mountains of Appalachia has long been swelling at its banks, on the verge of spilling over the confines of folk and electronic music convention. The Woodsheep aim to highlight the diversity, creativity, and storytelling that abound in their ever-evolving eastern Kentucky home, by shoring up their own roots with a creative blend of Kentucky folk instruments, poetic lyrics, soaring vocal harmonies, and lo-fidelity electronic flare. Andrew Preston (featured songwriter by the International Bluegrass Music Association in 2015), David Austin Tackett (finalist for Hoedown In the Holler), Melissa Caskey, and Matt Holleran (both affiliated with the prestigious Mountain Music Ambassadors of the KY Center for Traditional Music) formed The Woodsheep in late 2015. In only a year they've collected an impressive repertoire of original indie music, Appalachian folk standards, and a year-long North American tour to promote their debut record, Watching Mars. This has earned them regional success and a reputation for quirky showmanship and fine-crafted musical skill. They have performed at venues, festivals, and radio, including The Purple Fiddle, The World of Bluegrass Festival, and Bear Radio Network; and have worked with acts including Jesse Wells of The Wooks, Jocelyn Mackenzie of Pearl and the Beard, and The McLain Family Band.

Featured as part of the International Bluegrass Music Association's 2015 Songwriter Showcase.

"Make no mistake that [The Woodsheep] are the real deal. Their voices blend really well, and their songs are equally good: a rarity a la Everly Brothers. They restored my faith in music and hipster beards." --The Outhouse Blog
 
Mary Gauthier

Sat Jun 10
8:00pm
$25.00

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Mary GauthierIn a Nashville bookstore, to the tune of steam hissing from a latte machine and laptop taps of nearby browsers, she speaks in a low voice, yet communicates urgently. Her voice never rises. Her music never rattles rafters or crashes like cymbals toward the high notes in a power chorus. Her tempos shuffle and trudge more than they dash.

And her songs? They're about as idiosyncratic as anything in the wide world of "popular music." They're painfully personal, especially on Trouble and Love. Yet they somehow infiltrate the souls of her listeners, no matter how different the paths they've followed through their lives.

Those songs weren't so much written as harvested by Gauthier. Though she lives not far from the hit-making mills of Music Row, she admits to knowing nothing about how to write on command. She says, "I have to be called to write. The call comes from somewhere I don't understand, but I know it when I hear it."

"To be affected by these songs, you don't have to know anything of Gauthier's backstory (Louisiana orphan addict chef turned sober troubadour), the respect she commands across gender lines in the Americana scene, or the heavyweight catalog she's built out of unflinching introspection and Southern Gothic-shaded storytelling." --NPR Music

"...Louisiana-raised Mary Gauthier has become one of Americana music's most admired artists... across the U.S., and in her regular tours around the world." --Wall Street Journal

"Every tune is a rough gem of melody, misery and economy, as Gauthier excavates romantic wreckage like an archaeologist telling the story of a fossilized love." --Rolling Stone
 
Singer-Songwriter Tuesdays

Tue Jun 13
8:00pm
Free

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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 Leo Harmonay, Ron Renninger, "Flamingo" Jeff Pfeffer, Andy Shapiro, Justin Tracy, and Accord Starlite Orkestra.
 
Isle of Klezbos

Sat Jun 17
8:00pm
$15.00

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Isle of KlezbosIsle of Klezbos, fun-loving soulful klezmer powerhouse, has toured from Vienna to Vancouver since 1998. Formed by Metropolitan Klezmer drummer Eve Sicular, the NYC-based band and their recordings have appeared on CBS Sunday Morning and The L Word, with recent artistic collaborators including Jill Sobule, Jackie Hoffman, and Scissor Sisters. Their albums Greetings from the Isle of Klezbos and Live From Brooklyn and musical documentary theater project J. Edgar Klezmer: Songs from My Grandmother's FBI Files have garnered acclaim and awards from The New York Times, Sparkplug Foundation, NYSCA, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, and OUTMusic, among others. Follow them on Facebook; Instagram @evesicular; Twitter @klezbigal; and at http://Klezbos.com/

Photos credit: Hank Gans

"Cutting Edge Klezmer" --The New Yorker

"Isle of Klezbos tests the elasticity of the genre" --The New Yorker

"Brilliant, Intense, Eclectic... intoxicating mix of a hundred years worth of classic and original klezmer, Latin, jazz and film music" --New York Music Daily

"Internationally acclaimed and much-loved... We'd make a joke, but they beat us to it." --Time Out NY

"World jazz... our favorite all-female traditional Yiddish music ensemble" --Will Friedwald, Wall Street Journal

"Talent as strong as its name is provocative. IoK is to Eastern European Jewish music what Cherish The Ladies is to Celtic" --Courier News NJ

"A supergroup... with an offbeat sense of humor and a relaxed sense of swing" --George Robinson, Jewish Week
 
Singer-Songwriter Tuesdays

Tue Jun 20
8:00pm
Free

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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 Denise Jordan Finley, Wally Nichols, John Derosalia, Vickie Raabin, Daniel Villegas, and Lynn Margileth.
 
Abby Hollander Band

Fri Jun 30
8:00pm
$10.00

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Abby Hollander BandAbby Hollander is a singer, multi-instrumentalist, and award-winning songwriter; originally from Woodstock, NY. In 2013 she formed her band in Brooklyn to perform her original songs in a traditional bluegrass setting.

Jason Borisoff, a Romulus, NY native, plays guitar, sings harmony, and co-writes songs. Ellery Marshall, from Los Angeles, provides the banjo sound that is one of the group's trademark features. The group is regularly joined some of the Northeast's best fiddle and mandolin players. All the musicians play an active role in helping Abby arrange her songs, making the band a dynamic, collaborative experience, rooted equally in the time-honored sounds of bluegrass, and the 21st century city they call home.

The band has been featured in numerous bluegrass festivals and publications, including as emerging artists at the 2015 Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival.

Their self-titled debut album is now available for download on iTunes and Amazon, and on CD at any of their shows.

This event was originally scheduled for June 24th.

"This one's a keeper. Keep an eye on the Abby Hollander Band." --John Lawless, Bluegrass Today
 


Events for July 2017
Derek Gripper

Sat Jul 1
8:00pm
$15.00

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Derek GripperDerek Gripper's exploration of Mali's greatest instrumental virtuosos has created a new form of classical guitar music out of one of Africa's richest musical traditions. Derek, a virtuoso guitarist from South Africa, magically conjures anew a centuries-old ancient African musical heritage, interpreting kora (21-string harp-lute) compositions on solo guitar... a feat which classical guitar legend John Williams said he thought was "absolutely impossible until I heard Derek Gripper do it."

Derek has traveled throughout the world as a soloist, and collaborated with kora maestro Toumani Diabate at the Acoustik Festival Bamako in Mali, and with guitar legend John Williams at London's Globe Theatre. His recent work incorporates transcriptions and improvisations based on the work of such African composer/performers as Toumani Diabate, Ali Farka Touré, Ballaké Sissoko, Salif Keita and Fanta Sacko of Mali; as well as his own compositions based on the music of the Western Cape of South Africa. His newest recording, Libraries on Fire, explores kora duets on solo guitar.

"The result is astounding... It's hard to imagine a more impressive and passionate rendering of Malian music on classical guitar." --Afropop Worldwide

"...his playing has a depthless beauty, which does full justice to the complexity of Toumani's compositions... a staggering achievement on solo guitar." --Songlines Magazine

"one of the most atmospheric recordings of guitar music, of any kind, that I have heard" --Classical Guitar Magazine

"a master musician" --Rolling Stone
 
Mama's Broke

Sat Jul 8
8:00pm
$10.00

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Mama's BrokeA unique folk duo that interweaves age-old music form and traditions with original modern compositions. They tell a story both familiar and new.

As they prepare for the release of their debut full length album, and this summer's Album Launch tour, Mama's Broke have been taking time away from the road, which has been the constant in this hard working band's life since the beginning.

Mama's Broke is a powerful folk duo that deliver a compelling performance with heart and raw energy. Although highly influenced by their Canadian roots, Lisa and Amy are based out of nowhere and everywhere.

Their two strong voices blend to create haunting harmonies, while they artfully juggle an array of instruments including fiddle, banjo, guitar and mandolin; and incorporate traditional dance and foot percussion as part of their performance. Their original... and often dark... compositions push the boundaries of tradition and the constraints of genre. Drawing from many styles such as old-time, quebecois, blues, punk, celtic, balkan, and doom metal, they create a soundscape that is both familiar and new.
 


Events for August 2017
Slam Allen

Sat Aug 12
8:00pm
$15.00

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Slam AllenNational Blues Music Award nominated Slam Allen is one of the last of the "Real Deal" singer, songwriter, guitarist and entertainers; playing soul and blues the way it's supposed to be done: Heart felt, joyous, and full of love and entertainment! Treat yourself to a memorable night out and see one of the last links who was there to learn from B.B. King, James Brown, Wilson Picket, James Cotton, Otis Redding, and Muddy Waters. Slam is a living treasure that will remind you of how music can really make you feel!
 


Events for September 2017
Lara Hope & The Ark-Tones

Sat Sep 16
8:00pm
$10.00

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Lara Hope & The Ark-TonesWinner of the 2017 Ameripolitan Music Award for Best Rockabilly Female, and named the "Best Up-and-Coming Band" by Hudson Valley Magazine, Lara Hope and the Ark-Tones are New York's premier rockabilly, roots rock n' roll, rhythm & blues outfit.

Born from a hybrid of Lara's former Rockabilly band The Champtones, and upright bassist Matt's international Psychobilly act The Arkhams, The Ark-Tones hit the ground running in 2012, and they haven't slowed down since. This fun-loving bunch packs the dance floor with their own original musical offerings in the vintage style, as well as re-workings of classics and standards. This "travelin' band" is out there pleasing listeners of all ages and walks of life... wherever they roam. Their second full length album, Love You To Life, is out May 2017.

"The #1 Ulster County Band to follow in 2014" --Come To Woodstock Magazine

"Best Up-and-Coming Band of 2015! --Hudson Valley Magazine

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Both nostalgic and dancehall pounding!" --Rick Meek, Blue Suede News

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Some retro acts reference old styles with a postmodern wink; others inhabit them as if the last 50 years had failed to transpire. Lara Hope and the Ark-Tones somehow manage to do both." --John Burdick, Hudson Valley Almanac (Nov 30, 2014)
 


Events for October 2017
Sheila Jordan with Rob Scheps, Cameron Brown & Tony Jefferson

Sat Oct 21
8:00pm
$20.00

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Sheila Jordan with Rob Scheps, Cameron Brown & Tony JeffersonLegendary master jazz singer Sheila Jordan makes a rare appearance in Rosendale, with close colleagues Cameron Brown (bass), Rob Scheps (tenor sax/flute), and Tony Jefferson (drums/voice).

An NEA Jazz Master, Sheila Jordan is a big part of jazz history. Credits abound, and include George Russell, Carla Bley, Tom Harrell, George Gruntz, Steve Kuhn, Harvie S, Alan Broadbent, and more. Her Blue Note record Portrait of Sheila is a classic. Charlie Parker is her biggest influence. Sheila's touring duo with brother-from-another-mother Cameron Brown is augmented by two of her fave colleagues, saxophonist Scheps and drummer Jefferson.

Tenor / soprano saxophonist Rob Scheps has performed with Gil Evans Band, Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, John Scofield, George Russell, Bob Moses, Terumasa Hino, Al Grey, Clark Terry, Sam Rivers, Julius Hemphill, Duffy Jackson, Cecil Taylor, Joey Calderazzo Quartet... He leads his own bands; Magnets! with Kim Clarke; The Rob Scheps Big Band in Portland, Oregon; and the Rob Scheps Core-tet in NYC; which has a new CD entitled Live at Smalls on the way.

Bassist Cameron Brown has been Sheila's right hand man in Duo for many years, and was also part of the famed George Adams / Don Pullen Quartet. His other credits include Dannie Richmond, Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers, Billy Hart, Dewey Redman, Joe Lovano, Idris Muhammad, Leon Parker, Tom Harrell, Dave Ballou, Jay Clayton, and George Russell.

Drummer and vocalist Tony Jefferson is one of the most in-demand drummers in the jazz world. His credits include Kenny Drew, Jr., Lou Donaldson, Eddie Henderson, Frank Wess, Gary Smulyan, Cedar Walton, John Abercrombie, and many more. Tony is also a fine jazz singer, as you will hear when he teams up with Sheila.
 


Recent Events at the Cafe

Jan-26-17: Salsa Thursday with lessons and Latin dancing
Jan-28-17: Hobo Jungle
Feb-01-17: Beth Dixon and Carol Morley
Feb-02-17: Salsa Thursday with lessons and Latin dancing
Feb-04-17: Too Blue
Feb-05-17: Book release and signing for Dennis Doherty's "Black Irish"
Feb-05-17: Celtic Cafe
Feb-09-17: CANCELLED... Salsa Thursday with lessons and Latin dancing
Feb-10-17: Alash Ensemble
Feb-11-17: Big Joe Fitz & The Lo-Fi's
Feb-12-17: Opening reception for Beth Dixon and Carol Morley's gallery exhibition
Feb-14-17: Singer-Songwriter Tuesdays
Feb-16-17: CANCELLED in support of DAY WITHOUT IMMIGRANTS: Salsa Thursday
Feb-18-17: Irka Mateo Trio
Feb-23-17: Special Salsa Thursday: Bringing Back the 50s for One Night
Feb-25-17: CANCELLED...The Lucky Five
Feb-28-17: Singer-Songwriter Tuesdays
Mar-01-17: Pat Kelly
Mar-02-17: Salsa Thursday with lessons and Latin dancing
Mar-04-17: The Levin Brothers
Mar-05-17: Launch Party: Carrying the Torch - Songs of Remarkable Women
Mar-08-17: International Women's Day
Mar-09-17: Salsa Thursday with lessons and Latin dancing
Mar-11-17: Rick Fire and The Ricktones
Mar-12-17: Opening reception for Pat Kelly's gallery exhibition
Mar-14-17: CANCELLED - Singer-Songwriter Tuesdays
Mar-16-17: Salsa Thursday with Cumbia lessons and Latin dancing
Mar-18-17: Krewe de la Rue
Mar-19-17: Saint Patrick's Day Celtic Cafe
Mar-23-17: Salsa Thursday with Cumbia lessons and Latin dancing
Mar-25-17: The Rob Scheps / Francesca Tanskley Quartet
Mar-28-17: Singer-Songwriter Tuesdays
Mar-30-17: Salsa Thursday with Cumbia lessons and Latin dancing
Mar-31-17: James Reams & The Barnstormers
Apr-01-17: DUM Turkish Rhythm Celebration
Apr-06-17: Salsa Thursday with Chacha lessons and Latin dancing
Apr-08-17: Bucky Pizzarelli / Ed Laub / Martin Pizzarelli Trio
Apr-11-17: Singer-Songwriter Tuesdays
Apr-13-17: Salsa Thursday with Chacha lessons and Latin dancing
Apr-15-17: Dan Bern
Apr-20-17: Salsa Thursday with lessons and Latin dancing
Apr-21-17: Rosendale Youth Summer Camp Fundraiser with The Bedtime Kissers



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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 members 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)