Caffè Musica

Italian Coffee • Food • Beverages • Pastries • Music • Conversation


Dec
15
7:00 PM19:00

Deborah Woodard & Riccardo Pieri - Free event

Caffè Musica in conjunction with Il Punto Italian Cultural Center of Seattle presents local translator, Deborah Woodard, and actor, Riccardo Pieri, who will read from “Diario Ottuso – Obtuse diary” by Italian author Amelia Rosselli - Saturday, December 15th, 7-9pm. Free event.

We will be open for dinner this evening, early-bird dinner seating begins at 5pm. Tonight’s menu includes selections from our regular menu and specials featuring traditional dishes of the Italian region of Basilicata. Reservations advised. Free parking in our covered parking garage with your dinner reservation - call 206-418-6797.

Obtuse Diary, published in 1990 as Diario Ottuso, is a collection of three “rational” prose experiments by one of Italy’s most distinctive post-war poets. These early texts (1954-1968) by Amelia Rosselli reveal an “unintentional unity” through trilingual wordplay, experiments in syntactic structure, and the music possible in prose. The texts are deeply personal, awkward, and often startling—never simply a diary or an autobiography. Rosselli reclaims Italian on her own terms as she grapples with her felt experience as a “refugee.” 

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Dec
9
1:00 PM13:00

Jazz Lunch with Bob Cerelli and Matt Benham - no cover

Caffè Musica presents Bob Cerelli and Matt Benham, Sunday, December 9th, 1:00-3:00pm - no cover.  This is fast becoming one of our most popular lunch events. If you have family in town for Thanksgiving this weekend and are tired of cooking - come join us for a break from the leftover turkey and fun and relaxing afternoon of jazz. 

"Jazz guitarist and instructor Matt Benham traces his interest in jazz to the more progressive rock music he listened to as a teen growing up in Kirkland, WA. Guitar giants such as Jimi Hendrix and  Stevie Ray Vaughan provided a gateway to the sublime sounds of Jim Hall and Howard Roberts. He fashions his approach from the seemingly contradictory styles of Ted Greene and Bill Frisell, sometimes sparse, sometimes lush, but always engaging. An active member of Seattle's jazz community, Matt's solo guitar work has provided the musical backdrop to events for March of Dimes, Microsoft, Ponder, Jazz Night School, and Bellevue Square Mall, and he can regularly be found at Seattle Jazz Guitar Society jams."

"Bob Cerelli started playing guitar at a young age with his father on piano and organ, as well as with the other musical members of his family. He grew up listening to composers such as George Gershwin and Cole Porter. In addition to studying jazz, he has also studied classical guitar for several years.  Bob is an active member of the Seattle Jazz Guitar Society, attending their bi-monthly jam sessions, a great opportunity for jazz guitarists to play with other musicians in a supportive environment. Recently, Bob has played several concerts with a local big band and is involved with monthly jam sessions with the Steve Jones Jazz group.  He and fellow jazz guitarist Matt Benham recently formed a duo borne of their shared love for the jazz tradition, and the infinite challenges and rewards reaped by artist and audience alike." 

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Dec
8
7:00 PM19:00

Italian Music Night with Roberta Del Monte - $5.00 cover

Caffè Musica is very pleased to present Italian Music Night with songstress Robert Del Monte, Saturday, December 8th, 7:00-9:00pm - $5.00 cover.

Early-bird dinner seating begins at 5pm, seating for dinner show begins at 6pm. Last dinner seating at 8:30pm. Tonight’s menu includes selections from our regular menu and specials featuring traditional dishes of the Italian region of Basilicata. Reservations advised. Free parking in our covered parking garage with your dinner reservation - call 206-418-6797.

If you have a passion for things Italian, especially when it comes to authentic Italian music, no one is more passionate than Roberta Del Monte. Born and raised in the Abruzzo region of Italy near the Adriatic Sea, she has been singing since she was a child in the cathedrals. Her unique voice and charm will immediately capture your heart and invite you to immerse yourself in authentic traditional and modern Italian classics.

Her soaring voice and unmistakable style, rich in Italian culture, soon won her the position of featured vocalist in one of her regions most engaged pop Italian groups “GEMELLI”, often retained for performance a year in advance.

In addition, she was the primary vocalist in “Orchestra IMMAGINI ITALIANE” directed by the incomparable Italian bass player Mino Fabiano (RAI, Ennio Morricone, Quartetto Cetra, Mina, Domenico Modugno, etc.).

Due to her amazing versatility and love of American Soul, R&B, and Blues, she would set the crowd aflame in her own “Latin Fire Blues Band” project once again extending beyond tradition with flare.

Roberta Del Monte’s unparalleled vocal style and love of America music brought her to the attention of award winning American Blues and R&B recording artist Mick Radford (with film, Record, and soundtrack credits) who immediately recruited her as the primary voice to partner with his in his European band “ALMOST RELIGION”.

With her desire to bring music to the world became the Event Promotor as well as the primary voice for “Boheme Trio” who had the privilege of being the opening act for Italian songwriter Ivan Graziani.

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Dec
2
5:00 PM17:00

First Sunday Jazz Jam - No Cover

Caffè Musica presents First Sunday Jazz Jam, Sunday, December 2nd, 5-7pm, no cover.  Join us for a fun and festive dinner featuring a delicious array of Italian bites, and some great music. This month we feature the cuisine of the Italian region of Apulia. This open jam is hosted by Seattle Jazz Guitar Society and features skilled local artists on guitar, standup bass, and keys. Open to all instruments.

Reservations advised. Free parking in our covered parking garage with your dinner reservation - call 206-418-6797. We re-open for dinner at 5pm, Jam is 5-7pm. Last dinner seating at 8pm. .

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Dec
2
11:00 AM11:00

Book Swap

Do you have Italian language books, CDs, DVDs? This is a drop-in event between 11am-3pm to bring and swap your books with Il Punto’s Biblioteca Italiana next door to the caffè. Browse and borrow from the Biblioteca’s new online catalog over 2,000 items in fiction, travel, cooking, art, history and children’s – it’s free! Get details at the event.

Caffè Musica will be open for brunch and lunch 9am - 3pm. Dinner starts at 5pm complete with live jazz from the Seattle Jazz Guitar Society. No cover. Dinner reservations recommended. Call 206-418-6797.

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Dec
1
3:00 PM15:00

Colors of Puglia - Artist Reception

Caffe Musica presents visual artist Katherine Wright - Saturday, December 1st 3-5pm, free admission. Please join us for this meet-the-artist event. Enjoy the gorgeous watercolors by this very talented artist which depict scenes from Puglia, Italy. Happy-hour refreshments will be on hand, and the caffè will remain open for dinner afterward beginning at 5pm.

Katherine Wright is a native of Seattle. Her life as an artist started early, having attended Cornish School for Allied Arts in 1971. She was an instructor of architectural graphics and perspective at WSU in 1974 and continues to teach this subject.

A Washington State University graduate with a Bachelor of Architecture, and a Licensed Architect, she began creating illustration for architects and realtors in 1992, eventually adding watercolors and mixed media to her milieu. Over the years she has illustrated numerous projects, taught architectural illustration and watercolor.

She entered into the world of professional architectural illustration in 2001. Currently she is a self employed artist and architect. While living in Italy from 2005 to 2013, she had the opportunity to dedicate time to watercolors, and showed as a watercolor artist in many Italian venues. For two years she was the manager of K2 Art Gallery in Giovinazzo, Italy.

Her commercial architectural career has been wide-ranging, most recently as former Senior Architect with Perrault Interior Design LLC, 10ARCH, & Connell Design. Earlier on her work included operations manager for a local construction company and product representative for construction materials.

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Nov
25
1:00 PM13:00

Jazz Lunch with Bob Cerelli and Matt Benham - no cover

Caffè Musica presents Bob Cerelli and Matt Benham, Sunday, November 25th, 1:00-3:00pm - no cover.  This is fast becoming one of our most popular lunch events. If you have family in town for Thanksgiving this weekend and are tired of cooking - come join us for a break from the leftover turkey and fun and relaxing afternoon of jazz. 

"Jazz guitarist and instructor Matt Benham traces his interest in jazz to the more progressive rock music he listened to as a teen growing up in Kirkland, WA. Guitar giants such as Jimi Hendrix and  Stevie Ray Vaughan provided a gateway to the sublime sounds of Jim Hall and Howard Roberts. He fashions his approach from the seemingly contradictory styles of Ted Greene and Bill Frisell, sometimes sparse, sometimes lush, but always engaging. An active member of Seattle's jazz community, Matt's solo guitar work has provided the musical backdrop to events for March of Dimes, Microsoft, Ponder, Jazz Night School, and Bellevue Square Mall, and he can regularly be found at Seattle Jazz Guitar Society jams."

"Bob Cerelli started playing guitar at a young age with his father on piano and organ, as well as with the other musical members of his family. He grew up listening to composers such as George Gershwin and Cole Porter. In addition to studying jazz, he has also studied classical guitar for several years.  Bob is an active member of the Seattle Jazz Guitar Society, attending their bi-monthly jam sessions, a great opportunity for jazz guitarists to play with other musicians in a supportive environment. Recently, Bob has played several concerts with a local big band and is involved with monthly jam sessions with the Steve Jones Jazz group.  He and fellow jazz guitarist Matt Benham recently formed a duo borne of their shared love for the jazz tradition, and the infinite challenges and rewards reaped by artist and audience alike." 

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Nov
18
6:00 PM18:00

Italian Music Night with Pino Gioia - Concerto e Apericena (Concert & Dinner)

Caffe Musica presents Pino Gioia, Sunday, November 18th, 6-8pm, $30.00 set price (includes: concert, apericena, dessert, beverage of choice, tax, tip, & gratuity. THIS EVENT REQUIRES ADVANCE RESERVATIONS - Call 206.418.6797 to reserve your table): Please join us in welcoming this wonderful and entertaining Italian artist on tour in the states. This evening will include a delicious apericena (translated - a delicious Italian buffet feast) and concert.

Pino Gioia is a, singer, songwriter, pianist, entertainer and music producer with a passionate and enchanting voice. Traversing the genres of pop and rock, he has received rave reviews on American, Canadian, South American and Italian television and radio and in print media. He has performed at various festivals and venues throughout the U.S., Canada and Europe. Born and raised in Italy, Pino attended the conservatory of Music Gesualdo da Venosa - Potenza graduating in piano and has 11 albums to his credit.

Pino's performances traverse popular Italian songs from the 60s through contemporary tunes and include unique arrangements of selections like "Aspettando la sera", "Il chiodo fisso" and others. You can count on an engaging and fun evening in true Italian style.

Dinner seating begins at 5pm. Tonight’s apericena includes a delicious sampling of traditional dishes and wine featuring the Italian region of Puglia and includes dessert, plus one glass of wine, beer, prosecco or other beverage of your choice. Advance reservations are required for this concert. Free covered parking in our garage with your dinner reservation - call 206-418-6797.

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Nov
16
7:00 PM19:00

Reggie Garrett and the Snake Oil Peddlers - $10.00 cover

Caffe Musica presents Reggie Garrett and the Snake Oil Peddlers, Friday, November 16th, 7-9pm, $10.00 cover. It’s been far too long and we are thrilled to have one of our favorite trios return to stun us once again with their original repertoire of excellent music. Reggie Garrett is an 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. This is one of those not-to-be-missed groups if you enjoy this genre of music. They are truly one of Seattle’s BEST trios. Reggie Garrett (guitar & vocals) Will Dowd (percussion), Richard Middleton (guitar & keys).

Early-bird dinner seating begins at 5pm, seating for dinner show begins at 6pm. Last dinner seating at 8:30pm. Tonight’s menu includes selections from our regular menu and specials featuring traditional dishes of the Italian region of Apulia. Reservations advised. Free parking in our covered parking garage with your dinner reservation - call 206-418-6797.

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Nov
15
6:00 PM18:00

Cooking Class

Join Paola Albanesi for a hands-on cooking class with made-to-learn favorite past and present traditional Pugliese recipes. Paola with guide you through the making of homemade Orecchiette con Cime di Rapa, a pasta from Puglia, with rapini, hot pepper and Pecorino cheese; a Butternut squash and Radicchio soup, comforting and delicious, and Pizzicotti alle Mandorle, almond cookies from Sicily. $75.00pp, dinner & one drink inclusive. Call Caffè Musica at 206-418-6797 to register

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Nov
9
7:00 PM19:00

Instrumental Ladies of Jazz - $10.00 cover

Caffè Musica presents Instrumental Ladies of Jazz, Friday, November 9th, 7-9pm, $10.00 cover: We are very pleased to feature the wonderful trombonist Naomi Moon Siegel with Ann Reynolds in this month. Naomi's stunning playing and educational activities have made her a wonderful role model for many. The duo will play original compositions by both Naomi and Ann and jazz standards.

Early-bird dinner seating begins at 5pm, seating for dinner show begins at 6pm. Last dinner seating at 8:30pm. Tonight’s menu includes selections from our regular menu and specials featuring traditional dishes of the Italian region of Apulia. Reservations advised. Free parking in our covered parking garage with your dinner reservation - call 206-418-6797.

Trombonist, composer, and educator Naomi Moon Siegel creates work geared towards authentic expression and honest connection. A winner of an Earshot Jazz Golden Ear Award for Emerging Artist of the Year, her expressive trombone playing is changing the way the trombone is heard and viewed. Fusing folk melodies with fantastical soundscapes and tight grooves, she plays her own style of indie-folk/pop/jazz that transcends genre. Her music is introspective and celebratory, intimate and full..

Ann Reynolds is a composer, piano player and educator. She has played in NW Jazz community since mid 1990s, but is perhaps best known for her Cuban music. In 2014 she released a CD, Para Cuba Con Amor, of her own Cuban music compositions, covering a wide set of genres. She has also played in jazz big bands (SWOJO) for many years and teaches private piano lessons.

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Nov
4
5:00 PM17:00

First Sunday Jazz Jam - No Cover

Caffè Musica presents First Sunday Jazz Jam, Sunday, November 4th 5-7pm, no cover.  Join us for a fun and festive dinner featuring a delicious array of Italian bites, and some great music. This month we feature the cuisine of the Italian region of Apulia. This open jam is hosted by Seattle Jazz Guitar Society and features skilled local artists on guitar, standup bass, and keys. Open to all instruments.

Reservations advised. Free parking in our covered parking garage with your dinner reservation - call 206-418-6797. We re-open for dinner at 5pm, Jam is 5-7pm. Last dinner seating at 8pm. .

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Oct
27
6:00 PM18:00

Scary Delicious Halloween Celebration

Caffè Musica presents a scary delicious Halloween Celebration, Saturday, October 27th, 6-10pm.  We feel pretty confident you’ve never tried culurgiones. This traditional Sardinian pasta - sometimes called the chubby cousin of ravioli - will be made tonight with a wicked yummy pumpkin filling. The menu will also feature other Sardinian delights. Dessert on the house for anyone attending in costume.

This is our monthly candle light dinner - but tonight we eat by the light of the jack-o-lantern. Come dressed in your favorite halloween costume and dessert is on the house. We’ll have some other ghoulish activities fit for friends and family. We hope you can join us for this fun and freakish feast!!

Advanced reservations required. Free parking in our covered parking garage 6pm on with your reservation - call 206-418-6797.

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Oct
21
1:00 PM13:00

Jazz Lunch with Bob Cerelli and Matt Benham

Caffè Musica presents Bob Cerelli and Matt Benham, Sunday, October 21st, 1:00-3:00pm - no cover.  We hope you can join us for a delicious, relaxing lunch accompanied by a lovely repertoire of jazz provided by these two fine musicians. Lunch specials feature traditional dishes of the Italian region of Sardinia.

"Jazz guitarist and instructor Matt Benham traces his interest in jazz to the more progressive rock music he listened to as a teen growing up in Kirkland, WA. Guitar giants such as Jimi Hendrix and  Stevie Ray Vaughan provided a gateway to the sublime sounds of Jim Hall and Howard Roberts. He fashions his approach from the seemingly contradictory styles of Ted Greene and Bill Frisell, sometimes sparse, sometimes lush, but always engaging. An active member of Seattle's jazz community, Matt's solo guitar work has provided the musical backdrop to events for March of Dimes, Microsoft, Ponder, Jazz Night School, and Bellevue Square Mall, and he can regularly be found at Seattle Jazz Guitar Society jams."

"Bob Cerelli started playing guitar at a young age with his father on piano and organ, as well as with the other musical members of his family. He grew up listening to composers such as George Gershwin and Cole Porter. In addition to studying jazz, he has also studied classical guitar for several years.  Bob is an active member of the Seattle Jazz Guitar Society, attending their bi-monthly jam sessions, a great opportunity for jazz guitarists to play with other musicians in a supportive environment. Recently, Bob has played several concerts with a local big band and is involved with monthly jam sessions with the Steve Jones Jazz group.  He and fellow jazz guitarist Matt Benham recently formed a duo borne of their shared love for the jazz tradition, and the infinite challenges and rewards reaped by artist and audience alike." 

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Oct
19
7:00 PM19:00

Instrumental Ladies of Jazz - $10.00 cover

Caffè Musica presents Instrumental Ladies of Jazz, Friday, October 19, 7-9pm, $10.00 cover: This event showcases some of the finest female jazz instrumentalists in the Seattle area. Pianist and composer Ann Reynolds hosts and plays this evening with special guest, Leah Pogwizd (Upright Bass).

Reservations advised. Free parking in our covered parking garage with your dinner reservation - call 206-418-6797. Early-bird dinner seating begins at 5pm, seating for dinner show begins at 6pm, $10.00 cover 6pm on, music is 7-9pm. Last dinner seating at 8:30pm.  Tonight’s menu includes selections from our regular menu and specials featuring traditional dishes of the Italian region of Sardinia.

Leah Pogwizd is a Seattle-based jazz bassist and instructor. She has taught many classes, ensembles, and lessons at Jazz Night School. She is currently developing a minimalist teaching curriculum, Nanodiversity of Jazz. For more information see her blog, https://leahpogwizd.com/blog/.

Ann Reynolds is a composer, piano player and educator. She has played in NW Jazz community since mid 1990s, but is perhaps best known for her Cuban music. In 2014 she released a CD, Para Cuba Con Amor, of her own Cuban music compositions, covering a wide set of genres. She has also played in jazz big bands (SWOJO) for many years and teaches private piano lessons.

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Oct
13
7:00 PM19:00

PNW Trio - $10.00 cover

Caffè Musica presents the extraordinary PNW Trio: Saturday, October 13th - 7-9pm, $10.00 cover: We hope you can take advantage of this super rare opportunity to see these super busy and super extraordinary musicians in their world- class trio format. The PNW Trio - Francine Peterson (Bassoon), Jennifer Nelson (Clarinet), and Wendy Wilhelmi (Flute), will present an innovative mix of classical and contemporary pieces along with some very interesting background stories on the music. This dynamic trio has an impressive local resume and has played and taught nationally and globally as well including most recently in East Africa in Tanzania and Kenya.

Reservations advised. Free parking in our covered parking garage with your dinner reservation - call 206-418-6797. Early-bird dinner seating begins at 5pm, seating for dinner show begins at 6pm, $10.00 cover 6pm on, music is 7-9pm. Last dinner seating at 8:30pm.  Tonight’s menu includes selections from our regular menu and specials featuring traditional dishes of the Italian region of Sardinia.

Jennifer Nelson is Principal Clarinet with the Pacific Northwest Ballet and the Auburn Symphony Orchestras and has a very active freelance career, including playing Broadway-style shows at the Fifth Avenue and Paramount Theaters, extra with the Seattle Symphony and Opera Orchestras, and recordings for various television, motion picture, and video game scores. She has traveled throughout the United States with the national touring companies of Phantom of the Opera and New York City Opera. In addition to her stateside concerts, Jennifer's orchestral and recital performances have also taken her to Mexico, Japan, Germany, Liechtenstein, Austria, Honduras, India, and Tanzania. She is Affiliate Artist Faculty in Clarinet at the University of Puget Sound, in addition to maintaining a very busy private teaching studio. 

Wendy Wilhelmi plays frequently with the Seattle Symphony, Seattle Opera, Northwest Sinfonietta and Pacific Northwest Ballet Orchestra. She has served as assistant principal flute and piccolo of the Vancouver BC Symphony and was a member of the Spokane Symphony for 10 years. Prior to living in the Northwest she was principal flute of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago and co-principal flute of the Philharmonica de Queretaro (Mexico). She has played on numerous commercial and movie soundtracks including Eloise at the Plaza, About Schmidt, Die Hard 3 and Air Bud as well as being active on regional Chamber Music circuits including Seattle Chamber Music Festival, and the Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival among others. Wendy is also an active as a teacher.

Francine Peterson, is Principal Bassoonist with the Northwest Sinfonietta and plays as an extra with the 5th Avenue Theater, Seattle Symphony and performs with various ensembles in the Seattle area. She is an active teacher of bassoon at Pacific Lutheran University, the University of Puget Sound and Seattle Pacific University as well as maintaining a large private studio and working with the Seattle Youth Symphony's Endangered Instrument Program. She is also a coach for the Cascade and Seattle Youth Symphonies and teaches at the Marrowstone Music Festival every summer.

Reservations advised. Free parking in our covered parking garage with your dinner reservation - call 206-418-6797. We re-open for dinner at 5pm, music is 7-9pm. Last dinner seating at 8:30pm. 

In addition to some of our regular menu items, our specials will feature some of the traditional dishes of the Italian island of Sardinia.

 Jennifer Nelson, Clarinet; Francine Peterson, Bassoon; Wendy Wilhelmi, Flute

Jennifer Nelson, Clarinet; Francine Peterson, Bassoon; Wendy Wilhelmi, Flute

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Oct
7
5:00 PM17:00

First Sunday Jazz Jam - No cover

Caffè Musica presents First Sunday Jazz Jam, Sunday, October 7th 5-7pm, no cover.  Join us for delicious array of Italian bites, and some great music. This open jam is hosted by Seattle Jazz Guitar Society and features skilled local artists on guitar, standup bass, and keys. Open to all instruments.

Reservations advised. Free parking in our covered parking garage with your dinner reservation - call 206-418-6797. We re-open for dinner at 5pm, Jam is 5-7pm. Last dinner seating at 8pm. 

In addition to some of our regular menu items, our specials will feature some of the traditional dishes of the Italian island of Sardinia.

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Sep
28
5:00 PM17:00

Candle Light Dinner & Photo Essay - Sicily

Caffè Musica presents a candle light dinner and photo essay of the region of Sicily. Enjoy a sensuous four-course meal, prepared by Chefs Paola Albanesi and Margherita Conti in the midst a beautiful photo essay of the Sicilian Landscape. This elegant candle-light dinner will emphasize pesce dal mare, verdure, and Sicilian desserts. The photos are part of our monthly photo contest representing a specific region of Italy. Dinner guests will vote on their top three favorite photos. (See Photo Contest page at the Caffè Musica website for details on how to enter.)
A glass of our featured Sicilian wine & dessert is included in this menu. Pre-paid advance reservations required. Please complete your reservations by Wednesday, December 26, $45.00 per person. Seating is limited

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Sep
26
6:00 PM18:00

Cooking Class: Paola Cooks - Sicilia

Paola Cooks - Sicilia, Caffè Musica, Wednesday, Sept 26, 6-8:30pm, $75.00:  Join Chef, Paola Albanesi for this hands-on cooking class featuring some of the dishes we have on our Sicilian menu this month. You will learn how to make Caponata Siciliana, eggplants and other vegetables sautéed in a sweet and sour sauce, and finished with pine nuts, olives and raisins. It will be served with ricotta salata and tomatoes with fresh herbs.
The primo piatto will be Spaghetti with Pesto Trapanese, a Sicilian twist on the classical basil pesto.
Insalata Pantesca, Pantelleria-style salad will be your second entrée, that can double as a delicious lunch idea. We will serve Insalata Pantesca with oven-baked fish. Wine tasting available with a surcharge for guests 21 years old and over. Demonstration style class with some hands on participation. Includes a light dinner. Class is limited to 10 students. This event requires pre-registration. Call or stop by Caffè Musica to register. This class is non-refundable but can be transferred to a different person. Registration deadline is Monday, Sept 24 or until class is full. $75.00.

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Sep
25
7:00 PM19:00

Luca Ciarla - $10.00 cover

Caffè Musica in collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco is pleased to present Luca Ciarla, Tuesday, September 25th, 7:00-9:00pm - $10.00 cover.  We hope you can join us for this special evening with Luca Ciarla who is on tour in the states all the way from Italy. As usual on music nights, we re-open at 5pm for dinner. Please be sure to make your reservations early to guarantee a table - call 206-418-6797.

Italian born violin wizard Luca Ciarla owns the stage with his fiddle and a few toy instruments. This is a program of unusual arrangements of traditional Italian folk tunes, music from the Mediterranean area and original compositions - “…a magical acoustic seduction where everybody can find familiar influences…from genuine folk to sophisticated jazz.” Il Fatto Quotidiano (Italy)

He has successfully performed in jazz, classical and world music festivals and concert series in more than 60 countries around the world.

“Playing in 'real time' against one or more repeated samples provides an approach to 'music with repetitive structures' (the phrase that Philip Glass prefers to the less-informative word 'minimalism') that can be achieved by a soloist whose technical skills extend to the demands of the sampler. It also requires cultivating a skill for identifying the samples that should be captured and using them to their most imaginative advantage. Luca Ciarla is a soloist with those skills.”  - The San Francisco Examiner

Our dinner menu this evening will include some of our regular menu items and will feature special Sicilian dishes and desserts prepared by Chefs Paola Albanesi and Margherita Conti.

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Sep
21
7:00 PM19:00

Instrumental Ladies of Jazz - $10.00 cover

Caffè Musica presents Instrumental Ladies of Jazz, Friday, September 21st, 2018, 7:00 - 9:00pm, $10.00 cover: This event showcases some of the finest female jazz instrumentalists in the Seattle area. Join us in kicking off our Fall series with host, pianist and composer Ann Reynolds and special guest, Tobi Stone.

Tobi Stone is a woodwind multi-instrumentalist (all saxes, clarinet and flute) She has been teaching in Puget Sound for 20 years. Over the last 22 years, Tobi has performed professionally with many different bands in many different settings. She toured and recorded with The Tiptons Sax Quartet and Drums in Europe and in the US, from 2002-2007, and with Reptet Jazz Septet in the US, from 2001-2008. She performed regularly at Benaroya Hall and Kirkland Performance Center with Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra 2012-2015. She has played with The 5th Avenue Theatre and on live radio and TV broadcasts for KEXP, KPLU, Seattle Joe TV, and KING 5 TV. 

Ann Reynolds is a composer, piano player and educator. She has played in NW Jazz community since mid 1990s, but is perhaps best known for her Cuban music. In 2014 she released a CD, Para Cuba Con Amor, of her own Cuban music compositions, covering a wide set of genres. She has also played in jazz big bands (SWOJO) for many years and teaches private piano lessons.

We re-open for dinner at 5pm. Reservations highly recommended to ensure a table - call 206-418-6797. Free parking in our covered parking garage 6pm on with an advance dinner reservation, 206-418-6797. Last dinner seating 9pm.

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Sep
15
7:00 PM19:00

Italian Music Night - No Cover

Caffè Musica Presents Italian Music Night, Saturday, Sept 15, 5-9:30pm: No Cover.  This month we will miss our usual host Lorenzo Gatto who is in Italy. But you can be sure he is here in spirit and is happy to know we have a fun night planned. We hope to see you for this special special evening of Sicilian cuisine and music. Dinner service begins at 5pm with a special music presentation of the region of Sicily 7-9pm. 

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Sep
9
1:00 PM13:00

Bob Cerelli and Matt Benham - No cover

Caffè Musica presents Bob Cerelli and Matt Benham, Sunday, September 9th, 1:00-3:00pm - no cover.  We hope you can join us for this relaxing afternoon of jazz. 

"Jazz guitarist and instructor Matt Benham traces his interest in jazz to the more progressive rock music he listened to as a teen growing up in Kirkland, WA. Guitar giants such as Jimi Hendrix and  Stevie Ray Vaughan provided a gateway to the sublime sounds of Jim Hall and Howard Roberts. He fashions his approach from the seemingly contradictory styles of Ted Greene and Bill Frisell, sometimes sparse, sometimes lush, but always engaging. An active member of Seattle's jazz community, Matt's solo guitar work has provided the musical backdrop to events for March of Dimes, Microsoft, Ponder, Jazz Night School, and Bellevue Square Mall, and he can regularly be found at Seattle Jazz Guitar Society jams."

"Bob Cerelli started playing guitar at a young age with his father on piano and organ, as well as with the other musical members of his family. He grew up listening to composers such as George Gershwin and Cole Porter. In addition to studying jazz, he has also studied classical guitar for several years.  Bob is an active member of the Seattle Jazz Guitar Society, attending their bi-monthly jam sessions, a great opportunity for jazz guitarists to play with other musicians in a supportive environment. Recently, Bob has played several concerts with a local big band and is involved with monthly jam sessions with the Steve Jones Jazz group.  He and fellow jazz guitarist Matt Benham recently formed a duo borne of their shared love for the jazz tradition, and the infinite challenges and rewards reaped by artist and audience alike." 

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Sep
8
7:00 PM19:00

Del Rey with Adam Franklin - $10.00 cover

Caffè Musica is proud to present delta blues virtuoso Del Rey with special guest Adam Franklin, Saturday, September 8th, 7:00-9:00pm - $10.00 cover.  We are so happy to have Ms. Rey grace our place once more with her incredible musical vibes. This is sure to be a dynamic night of Delta Blues as Del is join by a special guest - all the way from England - Adam Franklin. 

Del Rey 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."

We re-open for dinner at 5pm. Reservations highly recommended to ensure a table - call 206-418-6797. Free parking in our covered parking garage 6pm on with an advance dinner reservation, 206-418-6797. Last dinner seating 9pm.

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Sep
2
5:00 PM17:00

First Sunday Jazz Jam - no cover

Caffè Musica presents First Sunday Jazz Jam, Sunday, Sept 2nd 5:00 - 7:00pm, no cover.  Join us for delicious array of Italian bites and some great music as Seattle Jazz Guitar Society joins forces with Shoreline Community College Faculty and Students to host this open jam featuring skilled local artists on guitar, standup bass, and keys. Open to all instruments.

Reservations recommended. Free parking in our covered parking garage with your advance dinner reservation - call 206-418-6797. We re-open for dinner at 5pm, Jam is 5-7pm. Last dinner seating at 7:30pm.  

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Aug
25
7:00 PM19:00

Italian Music Night - no cover

Caffè Musica presents Italian Music Night, 7:00-10:00pm, Saturday, August 25th - no cover: Join for this special night and some delicious Italian bites and beverages. Lorenzo Gatto and friends host this lively and fun evening celebrating the joy and art of song in the tongue of the motherland. This will be Lorenzo's final night to host before he returns to Italy. Join us in thanking him for the last few months of sharing his vast repertoire of Italian music. Other singers and instrumentalists invited to sit in and share your Italian repertoire. 

We open for dinner a 5pm. Reservations highly recommended to ensure a table - 206-418-6797. Free parking in our covered parking garage 6pm on with an advance dinner reservation, 206-418-6797. Last dinner seating 9pm.

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Aug
24
7:00 PM19:00

Ray Skjelbred and Jacob Zimmerman - $10.00 cover

Caffè Musica is honored to present jazz legend Ray Skjelbred and Jacob Zimmerman, Friday, August 24th, 7:00-9:00pm - $10.00 cover.  When you hear that a musician is a musician's musician, you are sure to see and hear something special. This promises to be one of those nights. 

Ray Skjelbred is a pianist - a jazz legend brought up in Chicago with strong Chicago and New Orleans influences - early swing and plenty of blues. We are lucky enough to have him now call Seattle his home. The International Association of Jazz Record Collectors Journal said, " For small-group Chicago-style, it doesn't get any better than this." We agree.

Saxophonist and clarinetist Jacob Zimmerman claims Skjelbred as a mentor, and it's obvious he has studied well. Zimmerman was recognized as the “2013 Emerging Artist of Year” by Earshot Jazz and he hasn't stopped there. He is an extremely versatile and integral part of the local creative - music community. He studied music at the internationally renowned Garfield High School, the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, and Mills College in Oakland. His teachers have included Roscoe Mitchell, Jerry Bergonzi, Joe Morris and Anthony Coleman. Zimmerman’s playing channels the spontaneous melodic spirit of Ray and his other heroes: Bix Beiderbecke, Lester Young and Lee Konitz. We hope you can join us for what will surely be a world-class dynamic musical encounter. 

We re-open for dinner at 5pm. Reservations highly recommended to ensure a table - call 206-418-6797. Free parking in our covered parking garage 6pm on with an advance dinner reservation, 206-418-6797. Last dinner seating 9pm.

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Aug
5
5:00 PM17:00

First Sunday Jazz Jam

Caffè Musica presents First Sunday Jazz Jam, Sunday, August 5th 5:00 - 7:00pm, no cover.  Join us for delicious array of Italian bites and some great music as Seattle Jazz Guitar Society hosts this open jam featuring skilled local artists on guitar, standup bass, and keys. Open to all instruments.

Reservations recommended. Free parking in our covered parking garage with your advance dinner reservation - call 206-418-6797. We open for dinner at 5pm, Jam is 5-7pm. Last dinner seating at 7:30pm.  

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Jul
21
7:00 PM19:00

Italian Music Night - no cover

Caffè Musica presents Italian Music Night, 7:00-9:00pm, Saturday, July 21th - no cover: Join us as Lorenzo Gatto and special guests host this lively and fun evening celebrating the joy and art of song in the tongue of the motherland. Singers and instrumentalists invited to sit in and share your Italian repertoire. It's a night of singing and sharing favorite tunes and - of course - delicious food. Early bird dinner available starting at 5pm. Aperitivo gets rolling around 6pm and goes until close.  Your reservation is appreciated and highly recommended to ensure a table. Free parking in our covered parking garage 6pm on with an advance dinner reservation.

Aperitivo $17.00 + tax  - Includes one glass of wine, beer, prosecco, or other beverage of your choice and the array of tasty bites from our Italian-style buffet. Il Punto Member 5% discount on food and beverages) Reservations required to guarantee a table, 206-418-6797. Our regular menu is also available this evening. 

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