Fronted by Afrobeat and Juju veteran Leon Ligan-Majek a.k.a. Kaleta, a singer/guitarist trained in Lagos, Nigeria where Afrobeat was born. Kaleta’s guitar chops earned him decades of touring and recording with Fela Kuti, King Sunny Ade and other celebs of the genre, as well as tours with American rapper Lauryn Hill. Now based in NYC, Kaleta leads his fabulous Super Yamba Band of drums, percussion, sax and
Our monthly concert guide helps you plan your live music schedule. Here are some artists who are brand new to the Caffe Lena stage, local favorites, special performances that might not be on your radar, and concerts that are sure to sell out. Enjoy discovering great music!
When Tia Fuller picks up her saxophone, something amazing happens. Blending technical brilliance, melodic creativity, and precision drawn from her academic and stage experience, this GRAMMY-nominated artist is a force to be reckoned with. She has made a name for herself in the worlds of jazz, pop and R&B. Many know her as Beyonce’s sax player. For this special concert for the people of Saratoga presented at Lena’s by the Skidmore Jazz Institute, Fuller will be joined by . . .
Greetings – Come evening, there’s no better place to be than Caffe Lena! You won’t want to miss the legendary Bobby Rush, and the fabulous new project, Black Opry. Cliff Eberhardt is coming back! And we’re honored to be hosting More Music. Less Violence. on Sunday. Bring your goodwill and hopeful energy this weekend. You’ll find yourself in good company . . .
Greetings – There’s a lot of new music at the Caffe these days. The pandemic shook up the music world in a big way. Some of the biggest talent agencies in the business shut down, leaving artists without agents, and agents without artists. As things come back together, we’re seeing that rosters are more racially, culturally and stylistically diverse than in . . .
Greetings – The artists you’ll see on Lena’s stage this weekend have, collectively, won 7 GRAMMY Awards, including a Lifetime Achievement Award (Tom Paxton). We can offer this level of artistry in our intimate listening room because of YOU. You welcome new music, you stay loyal to old favorites, and during the month of May . . . 71 of you responded to our 62nd Anniversary Membership Drive! Welcome aboard! Every weekend wonderful stuff keeps happening–because . . .
Greetings – This weekend Caffe Lena joins our city’s wonderful array of arts organizations in presenting “All Together Now: Arts Celebration Weekend.” The cultural life found here in Saratoga is unparalleled for a city of our size. This festival is a snapshot of the richness you can find any weekend in our beloved “city in the country.” Enjoy exploring a fabulous array of activities offered by Caffe Lena, SPAC, Saratoga Arts, Home Made Theater, Opera Saratoga, Tang Museum, and . . . .
Here is the June edition of Caffe Lena’s monthly concert guide to help you choose your live music! This guide includes artists who are brand new to the Caffe Lena stage, local favorites, special performances that might not be on your radar and concerts that are sure to sell out . . .
Greetings – Join us for Andy Statman and Jake Eddy on Tuesday! Diverse audiences claim mandolinist-clarinetist Statman as one their own because he’s as likely to be seen on stage with David Grisman, Itzhak Perlman, David Bromberg and Ricky Skaggs. It’s a testament to young Jake Eddy’s growing stature in the jazz and roots world that Statman is touring with him in a duo format. This is music that crosses boundaries beautifully, and is utterly virtuosic. If you’re looking from something riveting, make time in your week for this show.
Greetings – Happy 62nd birthday to Caffe Lena! Some of you may have just come for your first show. Others have memories of this room dating back decades. Every weekend brings wonderful new moments. Multiply that by more than 3,000 and you can see how many memories live in these precious old bricks. Sixty-two years of deep listening and courageous truth-telling, laughter and kindness, creativity and intelligence. Good job, folks . . . .