Caffè Musica

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Jun
23
6:30 PM18:30

Italian Music Night Apericena - No cover

Caffè Musica presents Italian Music Night, 6:30-9:30, Sunday, June 23rd no cover: Italian hosts Lorenzo Gatto and special guest, Tiziano will wow you with their depth and breath of Italian popular music you won’t find anywhere else in Seattle. Join us for this lively night with these very talented Italian musicians. This is our last music event until Fall 2019.

Come hungry. You will be glad you did. Tonight we serve an upscale apericena.

Apericena Menu - $19.95 (6pm to close)

Includes:

Antipasti - Imported Italian cured meats & cheeses, organic mixed green salad, garlic toast

Choice of pasta: Pasta al Ragu (meat sauce) or Potato gnocchi with brown butter sage sauce (GF pasta option available)

Contorni: Roasted Vegetables (zucchini, yellow squash, broccoli, asparagus)

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Available for additional purchase:

Beer, wine, soda. Bottles of wine 30% off tonight.

Dessert: Crostatini - chocolate hazelnut, mixed berry, apricot.

Gelato: Vanilla, Pistachio, Stracciatella, Gianduja

Affogato

To reserve a table call - 206-418-6797.

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Jun
14
6:30 PM18:30

Role of the Donkey in Civita di Bagnoregio

Il Punto Italian Cultural Center of Seattle in conjunction with The Civita Institute presents, The Role of the Donkey in Civita di Bagnoregio, presented by Katherine Wright, Friday, June 14, 6:30p-9:00pm, free admission. Please R.S.V.P. by Friday, June 7th, 206-418-6797. A special aperitivo will also be available for $14.95. See menu below.

Katherine Wright, is a Seattle artist and architect who received a fellowship by The Civita Institute and investigated the role of the donkey in Civita di Bagnoregio, Italy. She will show her short documentary exploring the presence of these animals, their influence on architecture, way of living, and behavior of people. For additional information on the presenter visit: http://www.klwright.com/bio/

Special Aperitivo menu: $14.95 per person

  • Mixed Antipasti

  • White lasagna (vegetarian option available)

  • Organic mixed green salad

Wine and other items will be available for purchase from the regular monthly menu also.

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Jun
8
7:00 PM19:00

Serena Albero - $10 cover

Caffè Musica presents Serena Albero, Saturday, May 8th, 7 - 9pm, $10:00 cover:  We are thrilled to welcome an incredibly talented young artist who we are lucky enough to have join us during her summer tour while she is on break from her studies at the renown New School in New York City. We hope you will join us for this special show.

Serena Albero (guitar, vocals) was born in Barcelona, Spain to a family of musicians and performing artists. She started her formal studies at age 7 taking up classical guitar as her main focus for eight years. At age 15 Serena and her family moved to Seattle. Here she began headlining venues like North City Bistro, Tulas Jazz Club, Egan's Ballard Jam House, and Stone Way Cafe among others.

Serena’s music rings with influences that traverse the genres of jazz, rhythm and blues, and soul. She incorporates these influences with a passion and flare that result in a truly unique sound. She is currently recording a full-length album project with her band, The Odd Kids, slated for release in July 2019. Serena will be joined by special guest, Marcel Dominguez Albero (saxophone).

We open for early bird dinner at 5pm, show seating begins at 6pm, music is 7-9pm. Free parking in our covered parking garage with your dinner reservation. For reservations please call 206-418-6797, or fill out the web form on our contact page.

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Jun
2
5:00 PM17:00

First Sunday Jazz Jam - no cover

Caffè Musica presents First Sunday Jazz Jam, Sunday, June 2nd, 5-7pm, no cover.  Join us for some great music and a delicious array of Italian bites. This month we feature the cuisine of the Italian region of Umbria. 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.

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May
31
7:00 PM19:00

Emerald City Saxophone Quartet - $10.00 cover


Caffè Musica presents the Emerald City Saxophone Quartet, 7 - 9pm, Friday, May 31, $10:00 cover:  We are thrilled to welcome this group of very talented brass players to the caffè. We were lucky enough to hear them during the Bach in the Subways event this past March. They play an incredibly cool and interesting repertoire from classical, to jazz, to contemporary sounds. We hope you won’t miss this opportunity to hear them while they are here in the north end.

Emerald City Saxophone Quartet was founded 4 years ago to foster an appreciation for the saxophone quartet repertoire. The group participates in the annual Bach in the Subways program, retirement home life enrichment programs, music in the parks and at a variety of other community venues.

The musical pursuits of the members range from big bands, classical ensembles, theatre pit orchestras, to jazz ensembles. The result is a unique quartet with a unique sound that offers listeners an opportunity to experience the sound of brass in all its beauty and depth.

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May
18
7:00 PM19:00

Italian Music Night with Host Lorenzo Gatto - no cover

Caffè Musica presents Italian Music Night, 7-10 or so, Saturday, May 18th, no cover: Italian hosts Lorenzo Gatto and special guest, Tiziano will wow you with their depth and breath of Italian popular music you won’t find anywhere else in Seattle. Join us for this lively night with these very talented Italian musicians.

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 Abruzzo. Dinner guests receive priority seating. Free parking in our covered parking garage with your dinner reservation - call 206-418-6797.

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May
17
7:00 PM19:00

Sara d'Ippolito and Kenny Reichert - $10.00 cover

Caffè Musica presents Sara d'Ippolito and Kenny Reichert, Friday, May 17th, 7-9pm, $10.00 cover. We are excited to host this dynamic duo in their first performance at Caffè Musica and we hope you will join us to hear their impressive musicianship and original compositions. They will be presenting songs in both English and Italian.

Reichert and Italian-born d’Ippolito met in Milwaukee, WI and immediately bonded around their love of music. Based between Berlin (Germany) and Milwaukee (USA), Sara and Kenny share their life as composers, educators, and multi-instrumentalists. Both are accomplished guitarists and unique vocalists and their talents shine on their first fully produced album, Heartless, which traverses the genres of pop, jazz, alternative, world, folk, and electronica. Equally impressive is a body of instrumental work entitled, Landscapes, that was inspired by their travels across the US and Europe.

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May
12
10:00 AM10:00

Mother's Day Brunch & Lunch

Caffè Musica presents Mother's Day at the Caffè, 10am - 3pm, Sunday, May 12th:  Enjoy a beautiful place setting, relaxing live jazz music noon to 2pm, and a delicious special menu we have this day to honor moms. Last seating 2:30pm. Reservations required 206-418-6797.

Menu items include:

- Espresso and coffee drinks

- Fresh pastries, breads, crostatini.

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

- Traditional Italian-style egg frittata, vegetarian or meat options.

- House-made granola with yogurt and mixed berries.

- Meat and vegetarian pasta dishes.

- Salad of organic mixed greens.

- Sides: Scrambled eggs, chicken-apple, pork, or turkey sausage, roasted seasonal vegetables, minestrone soup.

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

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May
10
7:00 PM19:00

Instrumental Ladies of Jazz - $10 cover

Caffè Musica proudly presents Instrumental Ladies of Jazz, Friday, May 10th, 2019, 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). This will be the last show in this series until after the summer.

May features the Italian region of Abruzzo. Please call 206-418-6797 for reservations, or submit your reservation through our online web form.

MARINA CHRISTOPHER is a rising star in the Seattle jazz scene. Her style of jazz enthusiastically embraces the music of pop and RnB, and her bass playing, singing and song-writing has an infectious feeling of joy. Born in Seattle, she began playing the electric bass at age 11 and began playing the upright bass a year later. She earned her bachelor’s degree in music at Central Washington University, then took off onto cruise ships and finally landed back in Seattle where she was a founding member of Mo Jam Mondays. Marina teaches at JazzEd and directs the Junior jazz band at the Washington Middle School.  The release of her recording Marina and the Dreamboats has been a smash success.

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. She has released two CDs of her own Cuban music compositions, covering a wide set of genres. In 2014 she released “Para Cuba Con Amor”, which received an Earshot nomination for Best Recording of the year and in 2019 released “Joy”. She has also played in several jazz big bands (including SWOJO) and other jazz settings over the past 25 years in Puget Sound. She teaches private piano lessons and is available for workshops and presentations.

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May
5
5:00 PM17:00

First Sunday Jazz Jam - no cover

Caffè Musica presents First Sunday Jazz Jam, Sunday, May 5th, 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 Abruzzo. 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.

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May
4
5:00 PM17:00

Saturday Evening Abruzzo Dinner & Jazz

Caffè Musica presents Bob Cerelli and Matt Benham, Saturday, May 4th, 7:00-9:00pm.  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 from two of our favorite musicians. Our dinners this month focus on the Abruzzo region of Italy.

Early-bird dinner seating begins at 5pm, seating for dinner show begins at 6pm. Last dinner seating at 8:30pm. Tonight’s menu features some traditional dishes of the Italian region of Abruzzo. Reservations 206-418-6797. Free parking in our covered parking garage with your dinner reservation.

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.

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Apr
26
to Apr 28

Special Molise Dinner

This weekend features special traditional dishes of the Italian region of Molise. We open for dinner a 5pm. Guests with dinner reservations receive priority seating. Reservation: 206-418-6797, online.  Free parking in our covered parking garage 6pm on with an advance dinner reservation.

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Apr
12
7:00 PM19:00

Instrumental Ladies of Jazz - $10.00 cover

Caffè Musica presents Instrumental Ladies of Jazz, Friday, April 12th, 7-9pm, $10.00 cover: We are very pleased to feature some of Seattle’s finest female jazz musicians in this series. This month we are please to welcome back host Ann Reynolds (piano) who will team up with the very talented Jamie Maschler (accordion). The last time they played this show sold out quickly so please make your dinner reservations early to ensure a table.

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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Apr
7
5:00 PM17:00

First Sunday Jazz Jam - No Cover

Caffè Musica presents First Sunday Jazz, Sunday, April 7th, 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 Molise. 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.

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Apr
6
7:00 PM19:00

Saturday Evening Jazz & Dinner

Caffè Musica presents Bob Cerelli and Matt Benham, Saturday, April 6th, 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 Molise. Reservations advised. Free parking in our covered parking garage with your dinner reservation - call 206-418-6797.

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Apr
5
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, April 5th, 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 Molise. Reservations advised. Free parking in our covered parking garage with your dinner reservation - call 206-418-6797.

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Mar
31
1:00 PM13:00

Sunday Jazz Lunch

Caffè Musica presents Bob Cerelli and Matt Benham, Sunday, March 31st, 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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Mar
30
7:00 PM19:00

Italian Music Night with host Lorenzo Gatto

Caffè Musica presents Italian Music Night, 7:00-10:00pm, Saturday, March 30th: Italian Music night is back! Join us for a delicious apericena and as we welcome back from Italy, this evening’s host, Lorenzo Gatto, who will be joined by another special guest!!  You won’t want to miss this lively night with some very talented Italian musicians.

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.

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Mar
24
12:00 PM12:00

Seattle Bach in the Subways Event - no cover

Caffè Musica presents Bach in the Subways, Sunday, March 24th, 1:00 - 5:00 pm, no cover: Please join us for this very cool international event that celebrates the music of J.S. Bach all over the world on the same weekend. We will have local musicians playing 15 or 30 minute sets in various instrumental configurations to celebrate the vast collection of this composers works. We will be adding to the line up below so check back frequently. If you are a performer of this music and would like to participate you can contact us to sign up. More information about this event here: Overview of Event , Seattle Event Info

Caffè Musica Performance Line Up (check back frequently - we will be adding more performances.)

3:00 - 3:15pm: Duets (piano, voice, flute): Bach-Gounod's Ave Maria; Bach's Siciliano

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Mar
23
7:00 PM19:00

Saturday Evening Classical & Lazio Dinner

Caffè Musica presents a evening of Classical Music and Lazio Dinner, Saturday, March 23rd, 7:00-9:00pm.  We serve some special dishes from Lazio this evening. Join us for a delicious dinner and some classical music in celebration of the Bach in the Subways - Seattle event all weekend.

Early-bird dinner seating begins at 5pm. Free parking in our covered parking garage with your dinner reservation - call 206-418-6797.

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