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 November 11, 2017, featuring:

Sunnyland Jazz Band

The Sunnyland Jazz Band, headed up by banjoist Bob Barta, is an acoustic ensemble of musical preservationists playing classical jazz, vintage rarities and vocal novelties. Bob also is featured on vocals, as is the band's wailing trumpet player John Klumpp, while Jeff Furman provides support with his virtuoso tuba skills. This versatile group is well-known for their spontaneity, unique sound and sense of humor, typified in their motto - "Never the same way once".
Bob, who also teaches jazz history, has played Carnegie Hall, on an NPR broadcast hosted by Wynton Marsalis, and at numerous venues and jazz festivals. In addition to Sunnyland, John Klumpp has also shared his talents with Big Band East, the Old Bethpage Village Restoration Band and the South Shore Syncopators. Jeff performs with diverse concert ensembles including the Long Island Brass Guild and the American Concert Band.
"The band has a great time, taking audiences along for a toe-tapping, hand-clapping ride" - Times/Review Newspapers
"They are sweet without being sticky, light without being insubstantial. A singular and touching experience! Chamber jazz of the highest order..." - Michael Steinman, JAZZ LIVES
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Admission is $20 at the door or $17 when purchased in advance.
Advance sales ended at midnight Friday, November 10.
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


Upcoming shows: (click on artist's name to open their web site in a new window)

Nov 11:  

The Sunnyland Jazz Band


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.