Sensemaya Trio: Latin Jazz Salsa Dance Rhythms

12/7: Sensemaya Trio

Sensemaya Trio fuses hot Latin dance rhythms with the cool sophistication of jazz improvisation. Their repertoire includes funkified interpretations of classic salsa to originals written in the revolutionary timba style of Cuba. Their own uniquely fresh Latin jazz compositions include a variety of styles from Puerto Rico, Jamaica, Brazil and the Dominican Republic. While Sensemaya can cater to the intimate jazz listener, their true purpose is to get audiences out of their seats and on to the dance floor.

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

~ SOPA ~

Potato-Leek Soup


NY Strip Steak w/a chimichurri sauce
served with garlic mashed potatoes and veggie

Grilled salmon over saffron rice
w/a roasted red pepper sauce

Roast Chicken
w/yucca fries and veggie

Polenta Cakes w/portobello mushrooms,
fresh mozzarella, and grilled veggies w/a sundried tomato tapenade


Chocolate Cheesecake



Huevos Benedictus
poached eggs over rice cakes w/bacon and house made hollandaise sauce

Apple-Walnut-Cranberry Pancakes
multi grain or regular

This Weekend @ Carmen’s Cafe: Cuban Beat, Tapas, Breakfast & Lunch Specials

We sure have had an exciting week and the weekend is going to be full of great friends, tapas and that Cuban Beat.

So here’s what’s going on:

So there you have it. We look forward to seeing you this weekend for Mundo Nuevo and Tapas Friday evening and Breakfast/Brunch/Lunch Saturday and Sunday.

Next Week—  Artist’s Reception: South Troy Through Outsider Eyes Thursday October 25, 5-8

Todd Nelson Trio TN3—

Friday, March 16th:  Todd Nelson 4 – Jazz

Todd Nelson Trio TN3 mixes elements of jazz, rock and electronics, playing original songs and new arrangements of unusual covers, including pop, folk and gospel and any other genre signified by the muse.
The music of TN3 is improvisational but not noise; exploratory in texture and sound but melodic; arranged but open-ended; structured while embracing the random; aware of the past without repeating it; unafraid of space, subtlety or beauty, and it rocks.

Two Shows 6-7:30 & 8-9:30, $5 Cover

Graham Tichy Trio with John Tichy and Don Dworkin

The Tichy Boys—Father, Son, and Holy Crow, that’s Doc Scanlon on Bass!

It don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing!

And the Graham Tichy Trio is gonna rock and swing the night away. Let’s warm up the December night with some good friends, some great tapas, homemade sangria, and the rockin beat of Graham Tichy, the legendary John Tichy of Commander Cody fame and the amazing globe-trotting – swing-master Don “Doc Scanlon” Dworkin.

This Friday December 9, Open 5-10, Music 6:30-9:30, $5 Cover

Tapas Specials for Friday, December 9:

Pan Seared Chicken Breast
With Tomato Onion Jam
Served With Fried Yucca

Pan Seared Salmon
With Rum-Honey Glaze
Served With Saffron Rice

Cuban Beef Stew With Grilled Roll

Vegetarian Pot Pie With Grilled Roll

Breakfast Specials for Saturday & Sunday December 10 & 11

Flan French Toast
Drizzled With Carmel Sauce

Life By Chocolate Pancakes
Topped With Homemade Raspberry-Pear Compote
and Creme Fraiche


Christmas Eve, Saturday December 24—
Carmen’s Annual Holiday Potluck

We’ll put out the basics:  Picadillo, Rice & Black Beans, Fried Yucca,
Plantains and Flan Along With Mulled Cider and Sangria

You bring a Dish or Drink to share and an Open Heart

No charge, no cover, just an evening of conviviality & conversation
with the Carmen’s community