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Saxophonist & singer Camille Thurman joins Chuck Lamb and Darrell Green for a spectacular night of jazz in Lena’s intimate listening room on Tuesday.
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Greetings – Juneteenth, Pride Month, Jazz Week, Bright Series . . . it feels like the party never ends! From the soulful Louisiana blues-rock of Joe Louis Walker and his band, to opera with Carl DuPont, and the gorgeous folk harmonies of The Wildwoods, Caffe Lena is going to be the place for exciting new music this week. Surprise yourself with something fresh and see how it gets your brain thinking and your mood soaring! Just by coming out to a show, you’re sustaining a venue where people make art, appreciate each other’s stories and talents, where there’s no owner and no profit-motive. Thanks for being part of it!

See you at the show,


This continuing series is hosted by resident composer, pianist and jazz master Chuck Lamb, with support from music producer Joel Moss. Lamb, who has been a member of the Brubeck Brothers Quartet since 2002, is not only an exciting and emotive pianist in his own right, but also a prolific composer of jazz, fusion, classical and world music.

This month features saxophonist, vocalist & U.S. Cultural Ambassador Camille Thurman. “Imagine if Sarah Vaughan played saxophone like Dexter Gordon. That’s approximately the effect when singer and tenor saxophonist Camille Thurman performs.” (Downbeat Magazine)  Also featured is Darrell Green, one of the most sought after drummers on today’s jazz scene. His style is rooted in modern post-bop, but retains elements of his gospel. and classical lineage.

JAZZ at Caffe Lena is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.

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Singer/Songwriter/comedian Harkes is a wildly popular entertainer in the Capital District and beyond. She is regularly voted Best Singer/Songwriter, Solo Musician and Comedian in the Capital Region by the Times Union Reader’s Poll and The Alt. She took home the 2020 Thomas Edison Award for Best Solo/Duo Artist of the Year. Her music comes from triumphs over tragedy, always with a resounding theme of resilience, and with a voice that’s been compared to Stevie Nicks and Janis Joplin.

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This Americana trio from Nebraska is enchanting, nostalgic and simply lovely. They draw inspiration from The Decemberists, Gillian Welch & David Rawlings, Peter, Paul, & Mary, Nickel Creek and Joni Mitchell. Their delicate melodies and descriptive lyrics come from nature, love, home and the road.

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NPR described Blues Hall of Fame inductee and 6-time Blues Music Award winner Joe Louis Walker as “a legendary boundary-pushing icon of modern blues.” A brilliantly lyrical guitarist, soulful singer & prolific songwriter, Walker has recorded with Ike Turner, Bonnie Raitt, Taj Mahal and Steve Cropper.

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This is the capstone in Opera Saratoga’s 4-part series featuring BIPOC artists. Enjoy baritone Carl DuPont accompanied by pianist Gregory Thompson. DuPont has held center stage at Glimmerglass and numerous regional operas across the country. Thompson’s Carnegie Hall debut was praised by the New York Times. He performs across North America, Europe and Asia.

Saratoga has a wealth of restaurants and places where live music happens, but only at Caffe Lena will your dessert and drink be delivered by a volunteer! This past Saturday we were down a staff member and the volunteers served food and drink to two full houses without any supervision. They’re a pretty wonderful group of folks and Caffe Lena wouldn’t be the same without them. Joining the volunteer team is a way to meet other members, enjoy the music and be part of making the show happen. We’d love to welcome you! Please reach out to hannah@caffelena.org to learn more.

Caffe Lena has nearly 1,000 active members. These folks are planting songs and growing community with their annual donations. They also get the best seats in the house, early access to special shows and some neat swag. Learn More

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There’s still time to see last weekend’s shows!