Caffè Musica

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Feb
24
1:00 PM13:00

Sunday Jazz Lunch

Caffè Musica presents an afternoon of jazz, Sunday, February 24th, 1:00-3:00pm - no cover.  Join us for a delicious lunch and some live jazz featuring a dynamic guitar duo — Matt Benham and Bob Cerelli. This is a truly relaxing, feel good afternoon and you’ll have a chance to indulge in some yummy lunch specials of our featured Italian region.

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Feb
15
7:00 PM19:00

Instrumental Ladies of Jazz - $10 cover

Caffè Musica presents Instrumental Ladies of Jazz, Friday, February 15th, 7-9pm, $10.00 cover: We are very pleased to feature some of Seattle’s finest female jazz musicians in this series. This month host Ann Reynolds (piano) will team up with bassist extraordinaire Kelsey Mines.

Kelsey Mines is a performer, composer, and teacher of the double bass. A recipient of the Holland Scholarship, Kelsey followed her passion for the double bass to the Netherlands, where she studied at Prince Claus Conservatoire before returning to Seattle where she now teaches and performs a variety of styles, from jazz to classical to pop. Wherever she may be, Kelsey aspires to create, collaborate, and perform music that enriches and enlivens the world around her.

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.

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 Calabria. Reservations advised. Free parking in our covered parking garage with your dinner reservation - call 206-418-6797.

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Feb
9
7:00 PM19:00

Bob Cerelli and Matt Benham - - rescheduled due to weather conditions.

Rescheduled due to weather conditions: Caffè Musica presents Bob Cerelli and Matt Benham, Saturday, February 9th, 7:00-9:00pm - $5.00 cover.  This wonderful guitar duo will sooth your soul. We hope you can join us of a lovely evening of delicious dining and the enchanting sounds of these fine musicians.

Matt Benham traces his interest in jazz to the more progressive rock music he listened to as a teen growing up in Kirkland, Washington. Guitar giants such as Jimi Hendrix and  Stevie Ray Vaughan provided a gateway to the sublime sounds of Jim Hall and Howard Roberts. Matt 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. He can also 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. He has studied both jazz and classical guitar and is an active member of the Seattle Jazz Guitar Society. Bob plays concerts with local big bands and is involved with monthly jam sessions with the Steve Jones Jazz group.

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 Calabria. Reservations advised. Free parking in our covered parking garage with your dinner reservation - call 206-418-6797.

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Feb
8
7:00 PM19:00

Reggie Garrett - rescheduled due to weather conditions.

Rescheduled due to weather conditions: Caffe Musica presents Reggie Garrett and the Snake Oil Peddlers, Friday, February 8th, 7-9pm, $10.00 cover. 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 Calabria. Reservations advised. Free parking in our covered parking garage with your dinner reservation - call 206-418-6797.

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Feb
3
5:00 PM17:00

First Sunday Jazz Jam - no cover

Caffè Musica presents First Sunday Jazz Jam, Sunday, February 3rd, 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 Calabria. 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 open for dinner at 5pm, music is 5-7pm. Last dinner seating at 8pm. .

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Jan
25
5:00 PM17:00

Campania by Candlelight - Dinner Special

If you've been lucky enough to venture along the Amalfi Coast, visit the ancient sites of Pompeii or Herculaneum, boated to the Islands of Capri, Ischia, or enjoyed a delicious pizza in Naples, you’ve been in Campania. Its coastline is the Tyrrhenian Sea and it is bordered by Lazio (NW), Molise (N), Apulia (NE) and Basilicata (E).

One of Italy's most populous regions, Campania boasts it is Italy’s largest producer of a food central to the Italian diet - the tomato.  Its lands produce mainly fruits and vegetables and this region is also home to the magnificent Mount Vesuvius volcano. 

We hope you can join us for a special night of indulging in some great recipes and wine from this wonderful region. It will be complete with some nice music and candlelight. 

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Jan
19
7:00 PM19:00

Ray Skjelbred and Jacob Zimmerman - $10.00 cover

Caffè Musica is honored to present Seattle jazz legend Ray Skjelbred with Jacob Zimmerman, Saturday, January 19th, 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. This month we feature the Italian region of Campania in our dinner specials. 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. Last dinner seating 8:30pm.

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Jan
18
7:00 PM19:00

Instrumental Ladies of Jazz - $10.00 cover

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Caffè Musica presents Instrumental Ladies of Jazz, Friday, January 18th, 7-9pm, $10.00 cover: We are very pleased to feature some of Seattle’s finest female jazz musicians in this series. This month host Ann Reynolds (piano) will team up with the very talented Jamie Maschler (accordion).

Jamie Maschler is an incredibly versatile musician who has played the accordion since she was four. She possesses a command of classical composers such as Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff, but is equally proficient in the rock, pop, and Brazilian music. She studied with three-time Latin Grammy Nominee Jovino Santos Neto and Brazilian culture continues to inspire her current projects.

As a full-time accordionist she has played with the Seattle Symphony at Benaroya Hall and is a member of Seattle’s only forró band - En Canto, as well the duo, Gabe-Hall Rodrigues - Creosote.  Jamie is a frequent guest performer and presenter of workshops on stylized Brazilian and Tango music at numerous festivals.  Jamie works with accordion manufacturer Petosa Accordions, where she is able to share her passion and actively participate in the reinvention and face of the traditional Instrument.

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.

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 Campania. Reservations advised. Free parking in our covered parking garage with your dinner reservation - call 206-418-6797.

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Jan
13
1:00 PM13:00

Jazz Lunch with Bob Cerelli and Matt Benham - no cover

Caffè Musica presents Bob Cerelli and Matt Benham, Sunday, January 13th, 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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Jan
6
5:00 PM17:00

First Sunday Jazz Jam - No Cover

Caffè Musica presents First Sunday Jazz Jam, Sunday, January 6th, 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 Campania. 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 open for dinner at 5pm, music is 5-7pm. Last dinner seating at 8pm. .

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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
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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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