Greetings – Our members will find a paper calendar in their mailbox this week that lists all of our shows for June and July. It’s our first paper calendar since winter of 2020 and a sure sign that our doors are open, musicians are on the move, and folks are gathering again for live music.
You can view and print the June/July Calendar here: Page 1, Page 2.
We require masks when you arrive. When you’re seated you can remove your mask. Tables are six feet apart and each group has their own table. You can buy tickets for groups of 2, 3 or 4 people. We’re serving coffeehouse drinks, wine, beer, light fare and desserts. Yes, including cookies. 🙂
Members receive a rebate equal to their ticket discount upon arrival. You can take your rebate in Lena Loot, which in our universe is legal tender and will buy you delicious comestibles, t-shirts, more tickets . . . . anything we sell!
Tuesday, 8 PM “Live From Caffe Lena” Radio Show
Listen on WEXT 97.7 & 106.1 FM
Featuring: DAISYCUTTER from 6-15-20
Tuesday, June 8 / 7 PM JAZZ at Caffe Lena with Chuck Lamb Trio
Featured Guest GILAD HEKSELMAN = LOW TICKET ALERT = In-person tickets Watch from home
Our resident jazz master Chuck Lamb has invited extraordinary guitarist Gilad Hekselman to guest with his trio for this month’s Jazz at Caffe Lena show. Regarded as one of NYC’s top players, Hekselman was headlining the city’s best clubs (Village Vanguard, Blue Note, Jazz Standard) when Covid descended. This reemergence on Caffe Lena’s stage represents survival, rebirth and celebration! Over the last few years this Israeli guitarist has placed first in the Rising Star category of Downbeat Magazine, won the 7 Virtual Jazz Club international competition, and joined guitar legend Pat Metheny at his NEA Award ceremony at The Kennedy Center as one of the legend’s favorite young guitar players.
Thursday, June 10 / 7 PM MICHAEL FALZARANO
Of Hot Tuna & New Riders of the Purple Sage With Professor Louie & Miss Marie In-person Ticket Watch from home
Often seen on stage with Hot Tuna’s Jorma Kaukonen, and regularly sharing his guitar know-how out at the Jorma’s Fur Peace Ranch, Falzarano is not only a great sideman, band leader and cosmic outlaw country songwriter, but he’s a delightful guy who knows how to get the room really cooking. He splits his time between Marin County, California and Woodstock, New York. As a longtime ally of the great Professor Louie of Woodstock, he’ll be joined tonight by Louie and Miss Marie, along with sideman to the stars, guitarist Rob Wolfson.
John & Orion Kribs In-person tickets Watch from home
We looked no farther than our backyard for tonight’s show! Father-and-son duo John and Orion Kribs bring an easy-going vibe to the stage that belies their prodigious musical talent. John mixes audience-favorites from his original Americana repertoire with beautifully crafted interpretations of great jazz, country and rockabilly songs of the last century. Orion leans in with incredible mandolin chops and spot-on harmonies.
Stephane Wrembel EARLY show tickets Early show watch from home LATE show tickets Late show watch from home
Pretty much the best hot jazz the world has to offer! Parisian guitarist Wrembel is a big name on the international Gypsy Jazz circuit. He started as a teen, playing with Romani in camps in the French countryside, and has kept at it ever since on stages around the globe. Wrembel’s Django A GoGo Festival has been responsible for repopularizing this exciting jazz style for a new generation.
MARTIN SEXTON In-person tickets SOLD OUT Early show watch from home Late show watch from home
Caffe Lena was one of Sexton’s early stages when he started taking his original songs on the road three decades ago. His work ethic is matched only by his potent talent as a performer. He set a new standard for independent musicians by touring nonstop year after year, selling albums at shows, and delivering on stage with a riveting style formed by years of busking. The in-person tickets are sold out, but we encourage you to gather family and friends at your house for a live viewing party for what is sure to be a very memorable reemergence by Martin Sexton.