PATRICK CORNELIUS QUARTET
Feb
22
8:00 PM20:00

PATRICK CORNELIUS QUARTET

After 18 years in New York City, alto saxophonist and composer Patrick Cornelius has cultivated a substantial body of work as a composer and bandleader, and performed his original music in some of the world’s top jazz venues. Hailed as “self-assured” and “resourceful” by The New York Times, “Elegant” and “Extraordinary” by DownBeat Magazine (in whose annual Critics Poll he was listed among the “Rising Stars” for the past 4 years), and “Bold and Gifted,” by All About Jazz, Cornelius has released 7 albums featuring established masters (like Jeff Ballard and Frank Kimbrough) and rising stars (including Gerald Clayton, Kendrick Scott, and Miles Okazaki). As a composer, he has earned an array of awards and commissions, including 4 consecutive ASCAP “Young Composer Awards,” and Chamber Music America’s “New Jazz Works” in 2012, and has been commissioned to compose and arrange original music for ensembles across the globe. Cornelius’ latest album, “While We’re Still Young,” draws inspiration from the children’s poetry of A. A. Milne. The music was debuted live on NPR’s “The Checkout Live with Josh Jackson,” and later featured on “JazzSet with Dee Dee Bridgewater.” 

An active music pedagogue, Patrick (who received a Bachelor’s Degree from Berklee College of Music, a Masters Degree from The Manhattan School of Music, and an Artist Diploma from The Juilliard School), has appeared as visiting artist or guest lecturer at many international institutions, including The Royal Academy, the Birmingham Conservatoire, Guildhall, Hull University, Trinity College, and Edinburgh University in the United Kingdom, St. Mary’s University and UTSA in Texas, The Centro Culturale and San Jose University in Costa Rica, The University of North Carolina, The Juilliard School, and Snow College in Utah. He is currently professor of jazz saxophone at Snow College in Ephraim, Utah, and a music faculty member at The United Nations International School in New York City, and lives with his family in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn.


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NOTORIOUS HIP HOP BRUNCH with LORD FINESSE
Feb
17
12:00 PM12:00

NOTORIOUS HIP HOP BRUNCH with LORD FINESSE


IT’S THAT TIME AGAIN. HIP HOP BRUNCH. GET READY FOR LORD FINESSE.

Pizza. Booze. Hip hop.
Sunday, Feb. 17
12-4pm

The Firefly will be turning daytime into nighttime for a blackout brunch featuring a live DJ set
by LORD FINESSE.

IF YOU LIKE FOOD AND OLD SCHOOL HIP HOP THIS IS FOR YOU.

BLACKOUT

BOTTOMLESS

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Reservations can be made by phone during business hours only.

718-833-5000

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THE MILK MAN & SONS
Feb
16
8:00 PM20:00

THE MILK MAN & SONS

The Milkman & Sons is a Brooklyn based band that plays Traditional Blues and Prohibition Jazz. They are known for their ability to take audiences in a musical time machine by playing the music of such varied notables as Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Django Reinhardt, Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Fats Waller, Hoagy Carmichael and Little Walter as well as original music written in a similar style. While the band is always fronted by singer, harmonica player and guitarist, Marcus Milius it usually features violinist, Karl Meyer and bassist, Luc Decker. As a trio they have earned a reputation for artfully creating an intimate ambiance and still being able to bring a room to life with contagious energy. They developed this craft playing up to six nights a week at local bars, restaurants and events.

 

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MIKE FAHIE & JOHN McNEIL
Feb
15
8:00 PM20:00

MIKE FAHIE & JOHN McNEIL

Mike Fahie is a jazz trombonist, composer and educator living in Brooklyn.  His current projects include a collaboration with legendary trumpet player John McNeil (represented on the Destiny Records release, Plainsong), the Mike Fahie Jazz Orchestra, and the Mike Fahie Quintet (heard on Mike’s debut album, Anima, released on the Brooklyn Jazz Underground label).

He is also an in-demand sideman in New York City, playing with many highly recognized groups.  He is the lead trombonist of Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society, a three-time Grammy nominated ensemble.  He is the principal trombonist of the Gramercy Brass Orchestra of New York, and a member of the Gramercy Brass Quintet.  He is also a regular member of the Pedro Giraudo Jazz Orchestra, the Gregorio Uribe Big Band, and the Dan Pugach Nonet.

As a commercial musician, Mike has played several Broadway shows including the Lion King, Porgy and Bess, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Ragtime, In The Heights, and Elf.  He has appeared on a number of recordings and movies, and performs with various rock & pop bands.

 He is an also a dedicated educator, and is the jazz trombone professor at the New England Conservatory. He has been on the faculty of the United Nations International School for over 15 years. He has also worked across the US as a trombone and composition clinician.

Mike was a finalist for the prestigious Thelonious Monk International Trombone Competition, and was the first ever Canadian Fulbright Scholar in jazz.

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KEN SIMON QUARTET
Feb
9
8:00 PM20:00

KEN SIMON QUARTET

The Ken Simon Quartet pays tribute to great jazz innovators who left their mark on the jazz world and gave us "Modern" Jazz. Hear the sounds of Miles Davis, Charlie Parker, Thelonius Monk, Ornette Coleman, and John Coltrane.

 

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DRED SCOTT TRIO
Feb
1
8:00 PM20:00

DRED SCOTT TRIO

Dred grew up in St. Louis and went to college in Ohio to study piano and composition with Pat Pace. But it is the San Francisco Bay Area that will always be home. There, he first gained a reputation as an innovative and eclectic pianist and multi-instrumentalist. He has recorded 11 self-produced albums as a leader and has performed on over 50 others. He was co-founder of the ground breaking hip-hop jazz group, Alphabet Soup. He has recorded with Anthony Braxton, Cecil McBee, Andrew Cyrille, Joe Morello, Charlie Hunter, Bob Minter, Dave Samuels, Don Byron, Paul McCandless, Marshal Crenshaw and has performed with Zigaboo Modeliste, Steve Smith, Mike Clark, The Paul Dresher Ensemble, Pete Seager, Arlo Guthrie, Levon Helm, Norah Jones, Moby, Bob Weir, Joe Henderson, The Berkeley Symphony (Kent Nagano), Ricky Lee Jones, Dave Garibaldi, Larry Schneider, Nina Hagen and Peter Apfelbaum.

Dred is currently based in NYC and regularly performs with Sasha Dobson, The Bari Koral Family Band, Bump City, The Munchies, and The Dred Scott Trio. For the last 6 years, Dred has been the house pianist at Del Posto, the 4-star Lydia and Joe Bastianich restaurant in NYC.

Dred's new album, Dred Scott Rides Alone, was recorded in rural northern California. Dred wrote all the songs and played all the instruments. It is a standard jazz piano trio format - piano, bass and drums. The songs, written during an artist residency at the UCross Foundation in Wyoming, are sublime, perhaps dred's most accessible and gentle writing and playing in his storied career. Dred Scott Rides Alone stands as a mature and melodic statement of life, love and the pursuit of beauty

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THE BABY SODA JAZZ BAND
Jan
26
8:00 PM20:00

THE BABY SODA JAZZ BAND

Baby Soda is on the cutting edge of a new movement loosely known as street jazz; with an eclectic set of influences ranging from New Orleans brass bands, jug music, southern gospel and hot jazz. The ensemble doesn’t desire to recreate the past, rather they bring the concept and joy of the music to the present.

Baby Soda is an adaptable and ever changing group made up of New York’s finest musicians; featuring trumpet, accordion, clarinet, washboard, banjo and one string box bass.

“With your eyes closed, you could have been on Bourbon Street.” - NY Daily News

http://babysoda.org

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MISS MAYBELL and THE CAKEWALKING ARTISTES
Jan
25
8:30 PM20:30

MISS MAYBELL and THE CAKEWALKING ARTISTES

Miss Maybell is a one of a kind contralto singer, musician, and band leader specializing in a classic Vintage Jazz, Blues sound. Miss Maybell recently sang with the the phenomenal Grammy Award winning jazz band Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks (who famously did the soundtrack for the HBO Series Boardwalk Empire). Miss Maybell has played shows all around New England and in New York City and has been tremendously well received! Some venues worthy of note is the legendary Folk venue Club Passim ( in Boston) The Press Room (in Portsmouth N.H.) , Acoustic Artisans (Portland M.E.), The Refinery Hotel (NYC) The Jalopy theater (NYC).

Miss Maybell has also been featured on several radio stations like: 100.1 Radio Woodstock , WMWV, WMPG Portland, WNHN Concord.

She was also featured on Dan Aykroyd's Blues Radio Program "Blues Breaker"! Also worthy of note is she was also awarded by New Hampshire Magazine “Best of N.H. 2016”, for Best Americana Music! 

"Miss Maybell plays banjo and taps her steel brushes on a tricked-out washboard. She also commands an impressive kazoo, but the secret weapon they unleash is Maybell’s vocals — deep and strong enough to join an angel choir with the likes of Bessie Smith and Billie Holiday." - New Hampshire Magazine 

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THE MILK MAN & SONS
Jan
19
8:00 PM20:00

THE MILK MAN & SONS

The Milkman & Sons is a Brooklyn based band that plays Traditional Blues and Prohibition Jazz. They are known for their ability to take audiences in a musical time machine by playing the music of such varied notables as Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Django Reinhardt, Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Fats Waller, Hoagy Carmichael and Little Walter as well as original music written in a similar style. While the band is always fronted by singer, harmonica player and guitarist, Marcus Milius it usually features violinist, Karl Meyer and bassist, Luc Decker. As a trio they have earned a reputation for artfully creating an intimate ambiance and still being able to bring a room to life with contagious energy. They developed this craft playing up to six nights a week at local bars, restaurants and events.

 

, World!

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KEN SIMON QUARTET
Jan
18
8:00 PM20:00

KEN SIMON QUARTET

The Ken Simon Quartet pays tribute to great jazz innovators who left their mark on the jazz world and gave us "Modern" Jazz. Hear the sounds of Miles Davis, Charlie Parker, Thelonius Monk, Ornette Coleman, and John Coltrane.

 

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THE MILK MAN & SONS
Jan
12
8:00 PM20:00

THE MILK MAN & SONS

The Milkman & Sons is a Brooklyn based band that plays Traditional Blues and Prohibition Jazz. They are known for their ability to take audiences in a musical time machine by playing the music of such varied notables as Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Django Reinhardt, Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Fats Waller, Hoagy Carmichael and Little Walter as well as original music written in a similar style. While the band is always fronted by singer, harmonica player and guitarist, Marcus Milius it usually features violinist, Karl Meyer and bassist, Luc Decker. As a trio they have earned a reputation for artfully creating an intimate ambiance and still being able to bring a room to life with contagious energy. They developed this craft playing up to six nights a week at local bars, restaurants and events.

 

, World!

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TITO DELER aka HARLEM SLIM
Jan
11
8:30 PM20:30

TITO DELER aka HARLEM SLIM

We are very proud to be hosting the incredibly talented Tito Deler, also known as Harlem Slim.  Born and raised in uptown Manhattan, Tito Deler is the son of immigrants from the Dominican Republic. With a natural gift for music, Deler started playing piano at an early age and picked up the guitar by age eight. But it wasn’t until he was 38 that Tito found his true instrument: a steel body resonator guitar. He started writing music of his own, combining sounds from his New York upbringing with the style of pre-war Mississippi Delta blues. He releases his first record, The Original Harlem Slim, which was named one of the top 15 albums by Other Music.

https://www.ted.com/talks/tito_deler_my_fine_reward

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THE BABY SODA JAZZ BAND
Jan
5
8:00 PM20:00

THE BABY SODA JAZZ BAND

Baby Soda is on the cutting edge of a new movement loosely known as street jazz; with an eclectic set of influences ranging from New Orleans brass bands, jug music, southern gospel and hot jazz. The ensemble doesn’t desire to recreate the past, rather they bring the concept and joy of the music to the present.

Baby Soda is an adaptable and ever changing group made up of New York’s finest musicians; featuring trumpet, accordion, clarinet, washboard, banjo and one string box bass.

“With your eyes closed, you could have been on Bourbon Street.” - NY Daily News

http://babysoda.org

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KEN SIMON QUARTET
Jan
4
8:00 PM20:00

KEN SIMON QUARTET

The Ken Simon Quartet pays tribute to great jazz innovators who left their mark on the jazz world and gave us "Modern" Jazz. Hear the sounds of Miles Davis, Charlie Parker, Thelonius Monk, Ornette Coleman, and John Coltrane.

 

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THE BABY SODA JAZZ BAND
Dec
29
8:00 PM20:00

THE BABY SODA JAZZ BAND

Baby Soda is on the cutting edge of a new movement loosely known as street jazz; with an eclectic set of influences ranging from New Orleans brass bands, jug music, southern gospel and hot jazz. The ensemble doesn’t desire to recreate the past, rather they bring the concept and joy of the music to the present.

Baby Soda is an adaptable and ever changing group made up of New York’s finest musicians; featuring trumpet, accordion, clarinet, washboard, banjo and one string box bass.

“With your eyes closed, you could have been on Bourbon Street.” - NY Daily News

http://babysoda.org

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MISS MAYBELL and THE CAKEWALKING ARTISTES
Dec
28
8:30 PM20:30

MISS MAYBELL and THE CAKEWALKING ARTISTES

Miss Maybell is a one of a kind contralto singer, musician, and band leader specializing in a classic Vintage Jazz, Blues sound. Miss Maybell recently sang with the the phenomenal Grammy Award winning jazz band Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks (who famously did the soundtrack for the HBO Series Boardwalk Empire). Miss Maybell has played shows all around New England and in New York City and has been tremendously well received! Some venues worthy of note is the legendary Folk venue Club Passim ( in Boston) The Press Room (in Portsmouth N.H.) , Acoustic Artisans (Portland M.E.), The Refinery Hotel (NYC) The Jalopy theater (NYC).

Miss Maybell has also been featured on several radio stations like: 100.1 Radio Woodstock , WMWV, WMPG Portland, WNHN Concord.

She was also featured on Dan Aykroyd's Blues Radio Program "Blues Breaker"! Also worthy of note is she was also awarded by New Hampshire Magazine “Best of N.H. 2016”, for Best Americana Music! 

"Miss Maybell plays banjo and taps her steel brushes on a tricked-out washboard. She also commands an impressive kazoo, but the secret weapon they unleash is Maybell’s vocals — deep and strong enough to join an angel choir with the likes of Bessie Smith and Billie Holiday." - New Hampshire Magazine 

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NEW YEARS EVE
Dec
28
2:30 PM14:30

NEW YEARS EVE

This New Year’s Eve WE ARE OPEN.

Let loose, be carefree, and have an unpretentiously good time. This year we invite you to dance! Bring everyone, dress to impress, get ready to eat and drink and ring in the New Year.

No cover, no frills, just festivity

Music will be by the incredible Bedlam Swing (bring your swing dancing skills) and later by DJ ADM (for your fill of soul and hip hop)

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THE BABY SODA JAZZ BAND
Dec
22
8:00 PM20:00

THE BABY SODA JAZZ BAND

Baby Soda is on the cutting edge of a new movement loosely known as street jazz; with an eclectic set of influences ranging from New Orleans brass bands, jug music, southern gospel and hot jazz. The ensemble doesn’t desire to recreate the past, rather they bring the concept and joy of the music to the present.

Baby Soda is an adaptable and ever changing group made up of New York’s finest musicians; featuring trumpet, accordion, clarinet, washboard, banjo and one string box bass.

“With your eyes closed, you could have been on Bourbon Street.” - NY Daily News

http://babysoda.org

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GELBER & MANNING
Dec
21
8:00 PM20:00

GELBER & MANNING

Gelber & Manning is a Brooklyn-based musical vaudeville duo, comprised of Jesse Gelber on piano and Kate Manning on vocals. They specialize in ragtime and early jazz styles, in addition to performing original songs. Gelber & Manning can be found performing as a duo act or with their band at New York's hottest vintage events, including Wit's End, Dances of Vice, The Salon, and The Champagne Riot.  Music from their first album, Gelber & Manning Goes Public, is featured in the Alvin Ailey ballet, Uptown.  Along with director James Lester, they are the creators and producers of the web series Gintown, which has been featured at The New York Television Festival, The Hollywood Film Festival, and The Coney Island Film Festival.  Additionally a composer/lyricist team, Gelber & Manning composed the scores for Gintown and for the musical Vaudeville at the Gin Mill.  Their latest project is a new musical about Storyville, New Orleans, entitled Where All The Rivers Go To Sleep.

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NOTORIOUS HIP HOP BRUNCH
Dec
16
11:00 AM11:00

NOTORIOUS HIP HOP BRUNCH

The Firefly will be turning daytime into nighttime on November 11th for a blackout brunch featuring a live DJ set by DJ ADM.
IF YOU LIKE FOOD AND OLD SCHOOL HIP HOP THIS IS FOR YOU.

12-3pm

Food. Booze. Music.

BLACKOUT

BOTTOMLESS

———————————————————-

Reservations can be made by phone during business hours only.

718-833-5000

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THE MILK MAN & SONS
Dec
15
8:00 PM20:00

THE MILK MAN & SONS

The Milkman & Sons is a Brooklyn based band that plays Traditional Blues and Prohibition Jazz. They are known for their ability to take audiences in a musical time machine by playing the music of such varied notables as Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Django Reinhardt, Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Fats Waller, Hoagy Carmichael and Little Walter as well as original music written in a similar style. While the band is always fronted by singer, harmonica player and guitarist, Marcus Milius it usually features violinist, Karl Meyer and bassist, Luc Decker. As a trio they have earned a reputation for artfully creating an intimate ambiance and still being able to bring a room to life with contagious energy. They developed this craft playing up to six nights a week at local bars, restaurants and events.

 

, World!

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