11/23: tophenjammin — Soulful, Jazzy Bluegrass – Ice Cream for the Ears

tophenjamin is Benjamin Lane on mandolin (and occasional melodica) and Christopher Lane on guitar. They both sing. The brotherly duo plays a wide variety of styles, but their sound is firmly rooted in bluegrass and gospel and heavily influenced by jazz and R&B. vocal harmonies frequently compliment their acoustic picking.

Gabriel’s Groove

Gabriel’s Groove: Friday May 4th.

Marcus Benoit, well known local jazz artist, saxophonist, pianist and composer who performed and recorded with the Cole Broderick Quartet for ten years and is featured on his Seasons of Saratoga CD series. Since then he has recorded three original music CDs that incorporate the musical styles of jazz-fusion to blues to R&B and beyond.

Noelle Marie is native to this area. Noelle has created and directed various small choral groups and church choirs over the past 15 years. She is a song-writer/collaborater/lyricist on Marcus Benoit’s last CD release, “Let’s Get Away” and is co-writing and producing on his newest CD to be released late in 2010.

Music Link.

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Cafe open from 5–10pm with music in two live shows from 6–7:30 or 8–9:30 5$ Cover.
Call 518 326 2064 for reservations

~ Friday May 4th  Tapas Specials ~

Pork Pernil (pork shoulder)
marinated and slowly roasted, served with saffron rice and black beans

Chicken Tamales
with a spicy tomato sauce, served with yucca fries

Pan-seared Tilapia
with a white wine-lemon-garlic-cilantro sauce, served over saffron rice

Fried Tofu
with curried nappa cabbage, and sauteed peppers and onions

~ Appetizers ~

Eggplant Sliders
with avocado and a spicy guava sauce

Zucchini Fritters
with an herbed sour cream dipping sauce