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Mara Kaye + Cafe Bohemia Jazz Quartet w/ Jon-Erik Kellso + Hot Club (Early Show)

December 5 @ 8:00 pm - 9:15 pm

$15 – $20

Thursday, December 5, 2019 8:00 PM – 9:15 PM EST
Mara Kaye’s Birthday Bash! Cafe Bohemia Quartet with Jon Erik Kellso
opening the show: The Hot Club with Matthew “Fat Cat” Rivera

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About Mara Kaye:

“Mara Kaye is that rare cross-species phenomenon, a Blues Amphibian. When others “sing the blues” as if offering an unusual small plate at the tapas bar, Mara has so immersed herself in the idiom that she goes down to the bottom and doesn’t need air until the show is over. She’s a modernist rather than a museum piece: her creations can be darkly mournful, savagely vengeful, or gleefully erotic, but they are always leavened with Brooklyn spice. Think 1928 Bessie Smith or 1937 Billie Holiday leavened with street smarts. Her heart is in her music, and there is no pretense, no distance, as audiences from here to Russia, at Joe’s Pub and Brooklyn dives have found out.”

– Michael Steinman, Jazz Lives

About Jon-Erik Kellso

Trumpeter Jon-Erik Kellso has been leading The EarRegulars featuring guitarist Matt Munisteri and various guest artists at the Ear Inn on Sunday nights since 2007. On Mondays and Tuesdays Jon plays with Vince Giordano’s Nighthawks at Iguana on West 54th Street. Aside from these steadies, Jon can also be seen performing at all the great NYC venues, including Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, Birdland, the Blue Note, the Iridium, the Jazz Standard, Small’s, etc.

Jon-Erik can be heard on several television and movie soundtracks, including “Ghost World,” “The Aviator,” “The Good Shepherd,” “Bessie” and “Mildred Pierce” with Vince Giordano’s Nighthawks. He can be seen and heard in “Revolutionary Road,” and in the HBO series, “Boardwalk Empire,” for which the Nighthawks won a Grammy.

Jon is on well over 100 CDs, including several CDs as a leader and three with his mentor Ruby Braff. The eponymously titled CD, “The EarRegulars” was recorded in Berlin in 2014, and Jon-Erik Kellso and The EarRegulars “In the Land of Beginning Again” was recorded in New Orleans in 2015.

About The Hot Club

In the 1930s, French record collectors and enthusiasts of le jazz hot began record listening groups under the name of the Hot Club of France, a major institution of jazz listening and appreciation in Europe when rare imported records were scarce and threatened by the eminent rise of Fascism. Listening to a record was a communal and rarified ritual, replete with the fun of discussion and replay.

Hot Club brings the experience of these original listening sessions to any venue or occasion. Hosted by DJ and jazz expert Matthew “Fat Cat” Rivera (WKCR-FM), Hot Club plays classic jazz recordings from the 1920s-50s from original 78rpm pressings in their finest sound. The Fat Cat brings his years of jazz research and collecting to each set, offering a chance to hear scarce records in a thoughtful, beautiful and relaxaing presentation.

With top-notch equipment and a unique collection of carefully curated jazz 78s, Hot Club delivers the special presence of classic jazz records played live. Its mission is to, as stated by legendary jazz DJ Phil Schaap, “bring people in touch with classic jazz recordings.”


December 5
8:00 pm - 9:15 pm
$15 – $20


Cafe Bohemia
15 Barrow Street
New York, NY 10014
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