Join us for our first Scopa night (Italian card games). If you don't know how to to play we will teach you. Use one of our decks or bring your own favorite deck. Also bring a favorite vinyl record from your collection to share and we'll spin it. This will be a regular event the fourth Thursday of every month. Fabulous food is available as usual along with our great selection of wine, prosecco and beer.
Caffè Musica presents an Emerging Artist Showcase, Friday, May 26, 6:30 - 9:30pm: We are very excited to finally be launching this monthly series! The very talented Serena Domínguez will host the May, June & July shows. Currently in high school, Domínguez grew up in Cataluña, Spain, surrounded by a family of musicians and artists. Singing has always been an enormous part of her life. She started learning classical guitar at the age of seven and studied at a music school in Barcelona. She has been exposed to many styles of music such as flamenco, rock and jazz. She is also a singer-songwriter and loves playing covers of her favorite songs. Serena has put together an incredible line up of young talent that is sure to knock your socks off. Please join us in welcoming and supporting them.
Seattle-guitarist, vocalist, composer and frontman Mason Turner has characterized his own signature style of Seattle Music. His sound is rooted in the Blues and infused with influences from Jazz, Funk, Soul, and Rock. With the combination of these elements, his band packs a raw and soulful punch. Turner's soul-soaked lyrics create the perfect atmosphere for this band to thrive, the result being, music that can move you to smiles and tears at the same time. Mason Turner and the Reign just released their debut album, "Summer Man" and have plans to head back into the studio to record their next project in March of 2017.
"Hannah Duffy is a singer-songwriter with a sound reminiscent of Nashville. Her introspective writing is easily compared to classic country, folk, and Americana, drawing parallels to rainy days and Sunday mornings. Hannah’s relatable songs "feel like home” and her soaring vocals command attention."
Originally from New York City, Sophie Feldman grew up in Seattle, Washington. She is creatively inspired by artists including: Paul Simon, Coldplay, Led Zeppelin, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Taylor Swift, Carole King, and many others. She listens to playlists of indie or classic rock, blues, or alternative music and her tastes span a wide range of styles and artists across multiple generations. She attributes this eclecticism to her parents who taught her at a very young age to appreciate the classics a little more than the "Wiggles". Sophie loves writing songs and creating sounds that others can relate to and enjoy. She looks forward to a future in which she hopes to continue making music, performing live, and scoring and soundtracking for film and television.
Caffè Musica presents Pearl Django, Saturday, May 20, 7 - 9pm: We are thrilled to welcome back one of the Northwest's most beloved groups as part of our on-going gypsy jazz series. We hope you will join us for this very fun evening of upbeat music.
With a performance history spanning more than two decades, Pearl Django endures as one of the most highly regarded Hot Club style groups working today. Although the band’s roots are firmly in the music made famous by Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli, its extensive repertoire includes traditional jazz classics and original compositions. Pearl Django has performed at festivals, dances and nightspots throughout the U.S. and abroad. They have played at the prestigious Festival Django Reinhardt in Samois sur Seine and have been featured on NPR’s “All Things Considered.” The band’s signature style is marked by pristine and dexterous string work, colors of Bal Musette, the steady pulse of rhythm guitar and an unmistakable swing that delights audiences of all musical sensibilities. Throughout the years, Pearl Django has cultivated a devoted and enthusiastic following and they continue to play to packed houses wherever they perform. The group will be performing in their trio format - Tim Lerch , Guitar; Michael Gray, Violin; Rick Leppanen, Bass.
Caffè Musica presents guitarists Charlie Patnoe and Andrew Ferguson, 7:00-9:00p, Friday, May 19 - no cover: Please join us in welcoming these up and coming guitarists in their first appearance at the cafe.
Andrew Ferguson is an impassioned guitarist educated in the “Jazz” idiom. He brings both his technical guitar skills and advanced musical theory knowledge to his teaching. Since 2009, Andrew has played with various groups and has arranged and composed commercial music around the greater Seattle area. In 2015 he completed his Bachelor degree in instrumental performance from Cornish College of the Arts. He currently teaches guitar privately and through Shoreline Community College and plays with several groups around the greater Northwest area.
Charlie Patnoe, a Washington native, began his musical career at the age of 8; originally inspired by Stevie Ray Vaughan and the Grateful Dead. He joined the middle school jazz band solely as an attempt to play music in a structured setting and fell in love with the style. He studied initially at the University of Washington focusing in classical guitar and playing as a freshman in their top big band. He later moved to Los Angeles to study at Musicians Institute where he focused on contemporary jazz under the instruction of Peter Hume and Gary Solt.
Caffè Musica presents Doug Zangar, 7:00-9:00p, Thursday, May 18 - $5.00 cover: Please join us in welcoming this splendid guitarist. Doug has worked with the likes of Pavarotti, Vic Damone, Diahann Carrol, Steve Allen, Pat Boone, Florence Henderson, Nell Carter, Roger Williams, Joel Grey, The 5th Dimension, the Shirelles, the Drifters and the Clayton/Hamilton Big Band. He has performed at private functions for such luminaries as Paloma Picasso, Alexander Julian, Bill Gates, and Vanna White. He is a featured soloist on two Jazz Police CDs and has recorded with many Seattle area groups.
Caffè Musica presents Italian Music Night, 7:00-9:00p, Saturday, May 13 - $5.00 cover: This consistently lively night of music traverses a wide range of traditional, contemporary, and popular Italian music. This evening is hosted by virtuoso accordionist, Bonnie Birch. She and her musical cohorts present and excellent array of Romantic Love Songs, Classical Waltzes, haunting Sicilian Melodies, and wild Tarantella Dances - an authentic mix of "Melodies Italiano". This has become one of our most popular music nights so be sure to make a reservation.
Caffè Musica presents Serena Domínguez and Marina Albero, 7:00-9:00p, Friday, May 12 - $10.00 cover: Do something incredibly special to kick off Mother's Day weekend and join us in welcoming this amazing and musically talented Mother and Daughter as they team up to share and inspire us with their love of music and family.
A master of the piano, psalterium (a mediterranean Hammered Dulcimer), vibraphone, and composition, Marina Albero started playing music on stages as a child with her family while they toured all around the world playing traditional music. In her early years she studied in Barcelona’s Conservatory (El Bruc) and later in La Havana (ISA), where she finished her classical piano degree with the great professor and pianist Mrs. Teresa Junco. Marina has researched and studied many music styles such as: jazz, flamenco, early music, andalusie, latin (son & latin jazz).
She has played and recorded with several well known musicians and bands including L’Arpeggiata, Chano Dominguez, Pepe Habichuela, La Folata, Mariona Sagarra, Barbarito Torres, Llibert Fortuny, Glen Velez, Lori Cotler, Carlos Saura and Ars Longa.
Here in Seattle she has been piano chair at Teatro Zinzanni in several shows and has been invited to present her music at the Ballard Jazz Festival, Earshot Jazz Festival and KNKX live studios and Jazz Northwest. The Marina Albero Project features some of the finest musicians like Hans Teuber, Evan Flory-Barnes, D’Vonne Lewis, Jeff Busch, Jeff Johnson, Ben Thomas, Chuck Deardorf and Jose Martinez.
Currently in high school, Serena Domíguez grew up in Cataluña, Spain, surrounded by a family of musicians and artists. Singing has always been an enormous part of her life. She started learning classical guitar at the age of seven and studied at a music school in Barcelona. She has been exposed to many styles of music such as flamenco, rock and jazz. She is also a singer songwriter and loves playing covers of her favorite songs. Caffè Musica has invited Serena to host its monthly singer-songwriter night.
Caffe Musica presents Shoreline Community College Music Night, Thursday, May 11th, 7 - 9pm. Join us for this very fun and increasingly popular evening as Shoreline Community College Music Department students and faculty present their musical talents. The evening is hosted by musician and faculty-member, Steve Kim. There's no cover, but donations are always welcome and benefit students enrolled in the Shoreline Community College Music Program.
Caffè Musica presents Frank Kohl & Bruce Barnard, 7:00-9:00p, Friday, May 5 - $5.00 cover: We have a spectacular month of music and this extraordinary duo to kick it off. We hope you can join us for this treat.
Frank Kohl was born and raised in the NYC metro area. He began playing guitar at age 7. He started his journey into jazz by joining his award winning high school jazz band. Musicians such as: Wes Montgomery, George Benson, Pat Martino and Jim Hall were milestones along the way of his musical development. One of his greatest influences was at a jazz club in NY called Rapsins. Here he could listen to uncompromised, cutting edge jazz of the highest level with musicians like: Linc Chamberlin- guitar, Lyn Christie- bass, Dave Liebman- sax. Later Frank became A student of Linc and soon he was performing with Lyn Christie.
Originally from Detroit, Bruce Barnard has been in the Seattle music scene since 1980 playing jazz, classical and originals.
Live jazz and originals with guitarist Travis Harnett.
Live jazz tonight with guitarist Bruce Bernard.
Join us for this regular event featuring Northwest-based songwriters.
Caffe Musica presents the Shoreline Community College Music Night, Thursday, April 13th, 7 - 9pm. Join us once again in welcoming faculty and students from the Shoreline Community College Music Department for this special night hosted by musician and faculty-member, Steve Kim. The evening will feature a singer-songwriter showcase. No cover. Donations welcome and benefit students enrolled in the Shoreline Community College Music Program.
Caffè Musica presents Italian Music Night, 7:00-9:00p, Saturday, Apr 8 - $5.00 cover: This evening will feature The Tarantellas. The Tarantellas are a remarkable acoustic Duo who have been performing their festive and romantic brand of Italian and Italian-American Music throughout Puget Sound for the past 12 years. Bandleader Richard Sclafani sets the tone with his antique Neapolitan Mandolin, Chromatic Mouth Organ, and Lead Vocals. He's joined at various times by a team of very talented accompanists, including Accordion virtuoso Bonnie Birch, Rhythm Guitarist/Vocalist Juan Barco, and, for for the upcoming show at Caffe Musica, Harmony Vocalist/Percussionist Lana Brown. Romantic Love Songs, Classical Waltzes, haunting Sicilian Melodies, and wild Tarantella Dances are all part of the authentic mix of "Melodies Italiano", and Richard and Lana will make them come alive for you!
Caffè Musica presents Jazz Duo, Barnard & English, 7-9pm, Saturday, April 1. This versatile duo traverses a wide range of styles on guitar and stand-up base including latin and traditional jazz and originals. Barnard is a founding member of the Seattle Jazz Guitar Society. Please join us in welcoming back one of our favorite duos. We have some great specials tonight to enjoy while you relax to this music.
Caffè Musica presents Gypsy Jazz Trio, Silk Road Swing, 7:00-9:00p, Friday, Mar 31 - $5.00 cover: This dynamic instrumental trio plays originals by Django Reinhardt, and other compositions inspired by Django, as well as jazz standards performed in the manouche style. We have some incredible specials tonight to accompany this very fun music. We hope to see you!
Caffè Musica presents songwriter, Kym Tuvim, 7:00-9:00p, Saturday, Mar 25 - $10.00 cover: We are thrilled to welcome this remarkable songwriter. You've almost certainly heard her on Pandora or local radio and this is an extra special opportunity to hear her in such an intimate setting.
Fellow songstress, Susan Werner, wrote, "Kym Tuvim's music is so intuitive and deeply felt, so eloquent in its lyrics and so lovely in its musicianship, you just want to strip to the skin and dive in." Kym's music has been lauded by critics from Acoustic Guitar Magazine to The Boston Herald. She is a national-touring artist with a down-to-earth, openhearted style, known for having an audience laughing one moment and tearing up the next.
Kym (Piano, guitar, vocals) is joined by bassist, Tim Carey who has shared the stage with the likes of Jovino Santos-Neto, Dani and Debora Gurgel, Thiago Rabello, Eric Reed, Art Lande, Groove for Thought, Reptet, Samantha Boshnack, Jherek Bischoff, Owour Arunga, George Cables, Jay Thomas, Adam Rapa, the Brothers of Soul, and many more.
Caffe Musica presents pianist Levi Larson, Thursday, March 23rd, 7 - 9pm. With a PhD in Piano Performance, Levi Larson is a music educator and an extraordinary musician versed in an array of musical styles traversing the genres of pop, jazz, and classical. He performed at our San Valentino dinner this past February and we are very excited to have him back, a performer not to be missed. Please join us for another night with this wonderful musician. $8.00 cover
Irish-Italian Game Night, Friday, March 17 4:30 to 9:30. Come in from the rain. Enjoy your Irish-Italian heritage or just some excellent food and drink with us tonight. On game night, in addition to having lot's of board and card games to share, you never know what wonderful musicians might stop to serenade for a bit. We have all kinds of games - Italy Opoly, Scopa, Scattergories, Sequence, Mancala, Monopoly, Apple to Apples, Brain Games, Cards, Chess, Backgammon, Checkers, Dominos, etc.
No cover tonight. Just good wholesome food, fun and community. Additional seating for games available compliments of Rare Earth Music Studio in the multi-purpose room across the hall from the cafe.
Caffè Musica presents John Carrington, Sunday, Mar 12, 11am - 1pm: We are honored to have this brilliant and expressive artist share his outstanding musicianship with us. John is Principal Harpist with the Pacific Northwest Ballet Orchestra and also appears regularly with the Seattle Symphony and Seattle Opera where he was Guest Principal Harpist for several seasons. John’s classical background includes performances with such conductors as Seiji Ozawa, Charles Dutoit, Leonard Slatkin, Gerard Schwarz, Asher Fisch and John Rutter. His popular music experience is equally notable, as he has shared the stage with Tony Bennett, José Carreras, Josh Groban, Olivia Newton-John, Rita Moreno, Doc Severinsen, and James Taylor, to name a few.
John is also a sought-after recording artist, participating in over 200 motion picture soundtracks, including “Mr. Holland’s Opus”, “The Wedding Planner,” and several Disney and Hallmark Hall of Fame productions. We hope you will join us for this rare opportunity to experience a close up of one of the Northwest's finest orchestral musicians in a solo context.
The buffet brunch includes both vegetarian and meat frittata, imported Italian meats and cheeses, roasted rosemary potatoes fresh fruits, savory muffins, Artisan breads, fresh brewed coffee or espresso drinks of your choice. (Gluten-free & vegan options available. Beer, Wine, or Prosecco available for an additional charge.)
Caffè Musica presents Italian Music Night (The Tarantellas), 7:00-9:00p, Saturday, Mar 11 - $5.00 cover: This popular music night is hosted by accordionist extraordinaire, Bonnie Birch. Richard Sclafani will join Bonny on this virtuosic journey of traditional Italian tunes. Both musicians have grandparents who came from Italy. They are very dedicated to Italian culture and music and are regular performers at the Festa Italiana and other Northwest Venues. Please join us for another night of this very fun music.
Author Rebecca J. Novelli will discuss how personal experience becomes material for fiction and art in the context of her novel, The Train to Orvieto, an intimate story of love, loss, betrayal and reconciliation, begins in the heartland of America and unfolds against a turbulent background of war and social unrest in Italy between 1935 and 1968. This family saga examines how we come to understand the truths of our own lives and the costs of accepting them. Books will be available for sale.
This event is being put on by our neighbors Il Punto Italian Cultural Center of Seattle. It's free and open to the public.
Caffe Musica presents the Shoreline Community College Music Night, Thursday, March 9th, 7 - 9pm. Join us once again in welcoming faculty and students from the Shoreline Community College Music Department for this special night hosted by musician and faculty-member, Steve Kim. Performers will present a mix of classical, jazz, instrumental, and vocal music. We hope to make this a regular monthly event at the cafe. No cover.
Come check out the first of a series of cooking classes hosted by our community partner Il Punto Italian Cultural Center of Seattle. Leeann Tesorieri will walk you through pasta dishes from Emilia Romagna: renown among Italians as the best food in Italy! Learn to make Gnocchi di Patate, Tagliatelle con Ragù Bolognese, Strozzapreti con Funghi, Stricchetti con Prosciutto e Spinaci. Enjoy what you make for dinner the same night. Wine and Prosecco or other beverages are available to complement your feast.
Classes are limited to eight participants to insure you get personal instruction. You can register for one or all of these Wednesday evening classes here. Bon Appetito!
Caffe Musica presents the Del Rey Trio, Saturday, March 4th, 7 - 9pm. Del Rey is a Northwest treasure and we are ecstatic to welcome her to the caffè. She is a virtuosic musician, consummate entertainer, and music scholar who captivates all who come to see her play. Acoustic Guitar Magazine deemed Miss Rey, "one of the greatest modern players of the metal-bodied resonator guitar” while Ukulele Magazine wrote she is, "One of the Ukulele’s Most Important Players and Teachers."
Caffe Musica presents Reggie Garrett and the Snake Oil Peddlers, Friday, February 17th, 7 - 9pm. We are proud to have this incredible trio return to the cafe. Garrett is extraordinary songwriter and musician. A purveyor of a unique urban strain of (mostly) acoustic music, Reggie incorporates a number of diverse influences, including: Folk, Latin, Blues, Gospel, Celtic, Rock, Jazz, and more. The result is a musical blend that has excited and touched audiences throughout the U.S. and Canada. Reggie has several albums to his credit. Reggie Garrett (guitar & vocals) Will Dowd (percussion), Richard Middleton (guitar & keys).
We invite you to join us at this intimate candle light dinner to celebrate San Valentino. The evening features a delicious fixed price menu with soothing musical accompaniment by pianist Levi Larson.
Reservations are required - please call 206-418-6797, seating takes place 6 to 7pm, $50.00 per person. Alcohol not included, restaurant.com coupons not valid for this event.
"Did you know the Community of Terni, Italy asserts that Valentine's Day is celebrated in memory of San Valentino? Valentino was a bishop and martyr born in Terni. Cupid is Italian too?
San Valentino became recognized in Rome in 273 A.D. for healing the son of Crotone, a famous Athenian orator. He became known as San Valentino from the Latin valere, meaning to be in good health.
Valentino also became a symbol of protection for lovers when he married Sabino and Serepia whose marriage was forbidden because of their different religions (Christian and pagan).
During the month of February, the city of Terni becomes the City of Love; a chocolate festival and events, both religious and non-religious, celebrate the union of couples and the healing powers of San Valentino." ("The Story Behind San Valentino." Sons of Italy Blog. Sons of Italy, 06 June 2012. Web. 06 Feb. 2017.)
Caffè Musica presents Italian Music Night, 7-9pm, Saturday, Feb 11: This versatile trio performs an eclectic repertoire of American, European Continental (French, Italian, etc), and classical music. They have been regular performers at Festa Italiana for the past 18 years as strolling as have performed with the likes of Seattle's, Three Tenors. Bonny Birch, president of the Northwest Accordion Society and chairman of the Leavenworth International Accordion Celebration is joined by guitarist Nick Heiting and tuba player Paul Ostler.
Join us in welcoming faculty and students from the Shoreline Community College Music Department for this special night hosted by musician and faculty-member, Steve Kim. Performers will present a mix of classical, jazz, instrumental, and vocal music. We hope to make this a regular monthly event at the cafe. It is free and open to the public.
Thursday, February 2, 6 - 8pm: In this special evening our coffee partner, Caffè Umbria, will present the very interesting and informative history of the Italian origins of their artisan roasting facility. It is presented by Daniele Robinett of Caffè Umbria.
The event starts at 6pm with a reception. Enjoy complimentary crostini and bruschetta appetizers. The presentation starts at 7pm. Afterward enjoy some free expresso compliments of Caffè Umbria. The cafe will also be open afterward for dinner guests until 10pm.
Caffè Musica presents Jazz Hands, Saturday, Jan 28, 7 - 9pm: To round out our celebration of Django's birthday weekend we welcome, Jazz Hands - Bonnie Birch (accordion), Ben Wheeler (guitar), Edgar Haimerl (guitar). This lively trio of dedicated musicians has been playing together for 5 years. They are great fun and have a great chemistry between them.