Caffè Musica

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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
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
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.

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
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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Jul
1
5:00 PM17:00

First Sunday Jazz Jam - No Cover

Caffè Musica presents First Sunday Jazz Jam, Sunday, July 1st 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. Jam is 5-7pm. Last dinner seating at 8:30pm.  

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Jun
30
7:00 PM19:00

Laura Rosok and Jesse Sullivan - $10.00

Caffè Musica presents jazz vocalist, Laura Rosok, 7:00-9:00p, Saturday, June 30th, 7:00- 9:00pm, $10.00 cover: We are thrilled to welcome back this wonderfully talented, award-winning jazz vocalist accompanied by Jazz Guitarist, Jesse Sullivan.

Laura Rosok is a rising star in the Northwest, performing pop, jazz, R&B, and Brazilian arrangements and originals. She has performed at many venues and festivals, including The Pink Door, Egan’s Ballard Jam House, North City Bistro, Chophouse Row, 192 Brewing, Seamonster, Caffé Musica, JamFest (hosted by the Wing Luke Museum), Tacoma Musical Playhouse, Jackson Street Jazz Walk, and the North Bend Jazz walk.

Laura has performed in two KNKX studio sessions on live radio, the first time as a guest artist with Lance Buller in 2015 and the second time as a featured vocalist in 2017.

Laura was selected as the 2015 winner in the High School Vocal Jazz Soloist category by DownBeat Magazine. She joins the ranks of renowned jazz musicians, such as Norah Jones, who have been recognized by DownBeat.

As the 2014 Seattle-Kobe Female High School Jazz Vocalist winner, Laura had the privilege of singing at Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley in Seattle and flew across the Pacific to perform at the Sone Jazz Club and at the Shikaichi Music Street Jazz Vocalist Queen Contest in Kobe, Japan.

 

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Jun
24
9:00 AM09:00

Closed for Private Event

We are closed Sunday, June 24th to host a private event.

Caffè Musica is available to rent for birthdays, retirement parties, baby showers, wedding rehearsal dinners, receptions, graduation parties, and other special events. Catering & music services are also available. To inquire about using our facility for your special event please call 206-418-6797 or fill our the form on our contact page with the details of your event. 

 

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Jun
17
9:00 AM09:00

Father's Day Brunch

Caffè Musica presents Father's Day at the Caffè, 9am - 3pm, Sunday, June 17th:  Coffee's on the house for dad today.  Last seating 2:30pm. Reservations recommended 206-418-6797.

In addition to our regular menu served all day, specials include:

- Crespelle (Italian-style crepes fill with with your choice of fruit, vegetables and/or meats)

- House-made granola (choice of yogurt & fruit toppings)

- Fresh fruit plate

- Fresh gnocchi with meat or marinara sauce

- Organic chicken meatballs, chicken-apple or pork sausage, pancetta (Italian bacon).

 

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Jun
16
7:00 PM19:00

Italian Music Night - No cover

Caffè Musica presents Italian Music Night, 7:00-9:00pm, Saturday, June 16th - no cover: Join us and host, Lorenzo Gatto, for a 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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Jun
15
7:00 PM19:00

Instrumental Ladies of Jazz - $10.00 cover

Caffè Musica proudly presents Instrumental Ladies of Jazz, Friday, June 15th, 2017, 7:00 - 9:00pm, $10.00 cover: This event showcases some of the finest female jazz instrumentalists in the Seattle area. Join us in welcoming host, pianist and composer Ann Reynolds with special guest, Kate Olsen (sax).

Kate Olson is an improvising saxophonist and music educator based in Seattle, WA. She can be heard performing with her own projects KO SOLO and KO ELECTRIC, and as a collaborator with Syrinx Effect, Ask the Ages, and the Seattle Rock Orchestra, the Royal Room Collective Music Ensemble and Electric Circus, the Seattle Jazz Composer’s Ensemble. Kate has a BA in Music (Jazz emphasis) from the University of Wyoming and an MM in Improvisation from the University of Michigan.

Ann Reynolds is a composer and piano player. 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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Jun
8
7:00 PM19:00

Marina Albero with Adriana Giordano

Caffè Musica presents Marina Albero and Adriana Giordano, 7:00-9:00p, Friday, June 8 - $10.00 cover: This is one of those nights you really don't want to miss and we'll leave it at that except to say it's highly recommended you make a reservation early to guarantee a seat. Free-parking in our covered garage 6pm on with an advance dinner reservation. Call 206-418-6797 to reserve your table and parking.

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.

Brazil-born and Seattle-based vocalist Adriana Giordano draws inspiration from the deep well of Brazilian song. She is an effervescent presence on the bandstand. With a deep passion for the music of her homeland, she sings with a mesmerizing and infectious lyricism. Her melodic finesse and rhythmic acuity weave seamlessly, allowing her to soar over grooves and open each song effortlessly.

Giordano has dazzled Seattle audiences since 2010, performing and collaborating with a variety of artists from Seattle, Brazil and Spain including EntreMundos Quarteto, the forró septet En Canto, Marina Albero among others. She is also the creator and director of the Seattle Latin, Brazilian & Caribbean Festival and Seattle Interprets Jobim concert series.

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Jun
3
5:00 PM17:00

SMTA Music Showcase - no cover

Caffè Musica proudly presents a member-showcase of the Seattle Music Teachers Association, Sunday, June 3rd, 5:00 - 7:30pm, no cover:  Join us in welcoming a very special group of performers sponsored in part by the Dorothy Woodcock Foundation. 

Accomplished musicians of the Seattle Music Teachers Association will perform a variety of pieces traversing classical to jazz. Enjoy some first-class music and a delicious traditional Italian Aperitivo. Reservations highly recommended 206-418-6797. SMTA is the local chapter of the Washington State Music Teachers Association.

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May
25
6:30 PM18:30

Emerging Artists Showcase - no cover

Caffè Musica presents an Emerging Artist Showcase, Friday, May 25th, 6:30 - 9:00pm:  Serena Domínguez Albero hosts this month's showcase. Serena 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 a singer, songwriter, and interpreter of songs covering a wide-range of musical styles.

This evening Serena will welcome to the stage talented young musicians, Zoe Risley-Smyth, and Homie John.

Seattle native, Homie John, began playing and singing music as a young child and he began recording his original music two years ago at Undercast Studios. His influences traverse many genres from John Mayer to Andre Nickatina. John plays both piano and guitar. He is a self-described folk rap artist whose compositions aspire to comfort listeners.  

Zoe Risley-Smyth currently studies with Pacific Northwest Ballet principal harpist, John Carrington. She has appeared with the Robert Eagle Staff and Hamilton Middle School Orchestras and has played at various other venues in the Seattle area. Her repertoire draws from Celtic Folk Ballads, Motion Pictures Themes, and other contemporary works sure to please your ears. 

Table seating is limited for all shows, dinner guests receive priority seating. Reservations highly recommended. Please call 206.418.6797 to make reservations. Free parking in our covered parking garage after 6pm with a dinner reservation. 

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May
18
7:00 PM19:00

Instrumental Ladies of Jazz - $10.00 Cover

Caffè Musica proudly presents Instrumental Ladies of Jazz, Friday, May 18th, 2017, 7:00 - 9:00pm, $10.00 cover: This event showcases some of the finest female jazz instrumentalists in the Seattle area. Join us in welcoming host, pianist and composer Ann Reynolds and Leah Pogwizd (bass).

Leah Pogwizd performs with the Seattle Women's Jazz Orchestra (SWOJO). She is also an instructor at the Jazz Night School teaching classes, ensembles, and private lessons. Her blog at www.leahpogwizd.com offers both a thoughtful and entertaining perspective on music and music learning.  

Ann Reynolds is a composer and piano player. 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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May
13
9:00 AM09:00

Mother's Day at Caffè Musica - reservations required

Caffè Musica presents Mother's Day at the Caffè, 9am - 3pm, Sunday, May 13th:  Enjoy a beautiful place setting, relaxing music, and a delicious special menu we have this day to  honor moms. Last seating 2:30pm. Reservations required 206-418-6797.

Menu items to include:

- Espresso and coffee drinks

- Fresh pastries, breads, muffins

- Crespelle (Italian-style crepes fill with with your choice of fruit, vegetables and/or meats)

- Baked vegetarian or meat frittata

- House-made granola (choice of yogurt & fruit toppings)

- Fresh fruit plate

- Baked gnocchi

- Salad of organic mixed greens

- Sides: Baked rosemary potatoes, organic chicken meatballs, scrambled eggs, chicken-apple or pork sausage, pancetta (Italian bacon), roasted brussels sprouts.

- Mimosa, Beer, Wine, Prosecco or other non-alcoholic beverage

 

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May
12
7:00 PM19:00

Italian Music Night - no cover

Caffè Musica presents Italian Music Night, 7:00-9:00pm, Saturday, May 12th - no cover: Singer-songwriter, Lorenzo Gatto, hosts this lively and fun evening of 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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May
6
5:00 PM17:00

First Sunday Aperitivo and Live Jazz - no cover

Caffè Musica presents an evening Aperitivo and Live Music, Sunday, May 6th, 5:00 - 7:30pm, no cover.  Join us for a delicious array of Italian bites and listen to some great music as Seattle Jazz Guitar Society joins forces with Shoreline Community College Music Faculty and Students. This open jam will feature some great guitar work accompanied by other skilled instrumentalists on bass, piano, voice, and horn. The evening will be hosted by Grammy-nominated guitarist and sound-design specialist, Tim Volpicella.   

Aperitivo $17.00 + tax  ($2.00 student discount with valid student ID) Reservations required to guarantee a table, 206-418-6797. Our regular menu is also available this evening. 

Tim Volpicella is a GRAMMY-nominated artist who displays an outstanding ability to craft music and sound as both a guitarist and sound design and audio production specialist. His Grammy accolade was received for his production work on The PapaHugs Band 2011 release Are We There Yet? He has performed for audiences in the United States, Europe, Japan and South America. His resume includes appearances at Earshot Jazz, Monterey Jazz FestivalSan Francisco Jazz FestivalSan Jose Jazz Festival and the Lennie Tristanno Jazz Festival (Naples, Italy), and a five-year stint with the John Carlton Orchestra at Harrah’s Headliner Room (Reno, NV). Tim has performed with such renowned artists as Russell Ferrante, Hafez Modirzadeh and John Carlos Perea, and has appeared on numerous studio recordings. Tim’s original compositions can be heard on his own CDs, Many Places and Unspoken WordsPaesaggio Sonori and on SoundCloud. 

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Apr
27
6:30 PM18:30

Emerging Artists Showcase - No Cover

Caffè Musica presents an Emerging Artist Showcase, Friday, April 27th, 6:30 - 9:00pm:  Serena Domínguez Albero hosts this month's showcase. Serena 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 a singer, songwriter, and interpreter of songs covering a wide-range of musical styles.

This evening Serena will welcome to the stage three young and talented singer-songwriters - Leif Coomer, Maddie Ile, and Albert Furlong. 

Coomer currently studies at the Rare Earth Music Studio and has appeared with a lead singing part in a number of local youth theatrical productions. He has a quick musical sense, is drawn to pop, plays the guitar and ukulele, and has ventured into songwriting. He is one of the youngest performers to appear in this showcase and sure to charm with his wonderful selection of songs.

Ile is a singer-songwriter from Minneapolis, MN who got her start performing at open mics when she was 11 years old. She has performed solo sets in coffee houses and for school events, and this is her first performance in Seattle. Maddie moved to Washington to study music education at UW. Some of her biggest musical influences include Brandi Carlile, LP, and Lorde."

Furlong hails from Kirkland, WA. You might catch him raving about Matt Corby or Hozier to anyone who makes eye contact. He first started playing guitar in middle school and continues to expand his musical horizons as a songwriter.

 Table seating is limited for all shows, dinner guests receive priority seating. Reservations highly recommended. Please call 206.418.6797 to make reservations. Free parking in our covered parking garage after 6pm with a dinner reservation. 

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Apr
20
7:00 PM19:00

Instrumental Ladies of Jazz - $10.00 cover

Caffè Musica proudly presents Instrumental Ladies of Jazz, Friday, April 20th, 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 welcoming host, pianist and composer Ann Reynolds and special guest, Amy Denio (clarinet, sax). 

Amy Denio is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, improviser, teacher, and member of Seattle Jazz Hall of Fame. She enjoys playing blues and jazz, rock, country, and world music of all kinds. She runs her own record label and has produced over 50 recordings in collaboration with musicians worldwide. 

Ann Reynolds is a composer and piano player. 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.

This is a very popular series, please make your reservations early. Early bird dinner seating is at 5pm for those not intending to attend the performance. Seating for the dinner show begins at 6pm. Free parking in our covered parking garage 6pm to close with an advance dinner reservation.

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