The Eclectic Cafe
Please note our starting time: 7:30pm for the open mike and 8:30pm for the featured performers.

First-timers: Get a free pass for a future show - see details below.


Our next concert is on Saturday April 14, 2018, featuring:

Baby Soda Jazz Band


Baby Soda was formed in 2007 in Brooklyn NY by musicians who met playing traditional jazz in Washington Square Park and the NYC subway system. The group has grown and changed over the years to include a large family of talented New York musicians, many coming here to realize their musical aspirations. The repertoire has changed as well with the original ensemble playing more of the music common to the street bands in New Orleans today.
The current repertoire has expanded to include more of the music of Duke Ellington, Fats Waller, Hoagy Carmichael, Harry Warren and the composers who created the great American songs of Tin Pan Alley. They are not recreationists, playing note for note transcriptions, but play this expanded repertoire in the New Orleans style of small ensemble improvisation, blending arranged and improvised sections.
The instrumentation is a distinctive part of their sound. A low-boy hi-hat, wood block and one-string box bass have replaced the washboard as the percussion section most of the time. They are played by the horn and banjo players, unless they are performing with a traditional kit drummer.
More at babysoda.org

Admission is $20 at the door or $17 when purchased in advance.
Advance sales ended at midnight Friday, April 13.
Number of Tickets: 
You can use PayPal or any major credit card.  You do not need a PayPal account.  Note that we do not issue physical tickets.  Please check-in at the ticket table with the name you used to purchase the advance ticket(s).  We regret that we are unable to offer refunds for unused admissions.

A designated local charity will receive a portion of the proceeds from this concert

 

The Eclectic Café is held on the second Saturday of the month, September through May at:

   

The Unitarian Universalist Society of South Suffolk
28 Brentwood Road
Bay Shore, NY 11706
For show info: 631-661-1278

Parking is available along Brentwood Road. We ask you to please AVOID parking in the medical offices' parking lots south of the church.

The open mic starts at 7:30pm. Performers wishing to participate should sign up by 7:30. The open mike will last for approximately 50 minutes. The featured artists begin at about 8:30pm.

If this is your first time at the Eclectic Café please mention it at the ticket table. Your paid admission to this show entitles you to a free pass, good for a single free admission to one of the next three Eclectic Cafés.

Refreshments are available.

We would also appreciate a donation of canned or dry food for local charity.

The Eclectic Café is an all-volunteer, not-for-profit organization. Questions or comments about this web page? Email me. For booking inquiries please email here.