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Jazz Thursday & Friday Nights
Ragtime & Early Jazz Saturdays
See below for a video duet featuring Craig & Meredith

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Every Thursday and Friday
8:00pm to 10:00pm
Free Show 

For 5 years (since May 2013), the Atlas Cafe has been presenting live jazz bands for free on Friday nights.  Booking philosophy: The best bands you've never heard of. We don't care if a band has never played out because we book on quality, not fame. You will always be assured of hearing an excellent band, and you'll get a chance to meet the players before they become famous!  Seriously.  Welcome to Jazz@The Atlas!

Bands are booked in residency, so that the same band plays the same Friday of the month each month.  This helps the bands build up a following, so that people can know when to see them.  Other bands are substituted when the scheduled band goes on tour or is unavailable for some reason.

Thursday Shows

First Thursdays (1st to 7th each month)

Will Berg Quintet - Rising sax prodigy! See him here before he becomes famous!

Second Thursdays (8th to 14th each month)
Joshua Taylor Quartet - Returns to the Atlas!  Classic bop jazz feautring Josh Taylor on Piano, with Tenor, Drums, and Bass

Third Thursdays (15 to 21st each month)
Michael Gold's Ad-Lib Ensemble - Michael returns to the Atlas with a new band feturing the spontaneous side of jazz, inventing on-the-fly arrangements and throwing each other creative curveballs.

Fourth Thursdays (22nd to 28th each month)
Lisa Gonik & Damfino Players - Jazz singer Lisa Gonik brings traditional Jazz & Swing to the Atlas!

Fifth Thursdays (29th to 31st when they occur)
Jon Frank Jazz Quartet - Unusual instrumentation. Definitely a must-listen!

Friday Shows

First Fridays (1st to 7th each month)
Paul Sanwald Quartet < Two more shows only: April & May!

We unfortunately say goodbye to Paul as he moves onto fame in New York
Line-up: Piano, Tenor Sax, Drums, Paul on Upright Bass

Second Fridays (8th to 14th each month)

Dana Geller & The NoteNation Quartet - featuring Dana on keyboard


Third Fridays (15 to 21st each month)

Bill Petitti Quartet Haute Sax! Longest running band in Jazz@The Atlas


Fourth Fridays (22nd to 28th each month)
Jonathan Hsu 4-piece Band featuring Jonathan on guitar


Fifth Fridays (29th to 31st when they occur)

Morgan Maudiere Band - featuring Morgan on electric piano

Performing in June, August, and November 2018




Other Performers You May See

Seascape Sounds
Eli Maliwan

Dan Neville
Gil Cohen Quartet

Click a link above to find out more about the performers and to hear tracks.

Bill Petitti Lisa Gonick
Michael Gold Jonathan Hsu

Contact David Kaye for info at However, these shows are booked as ongoing monthly residencies, so it's unlikely that we'll have a spot in the near future.




Every Saturday 4:00 to 6:00 pm
Free Show

For information about this show, please contact Craig or Meredith directly.


Craig Ventresco and/or Meredith Axelrod Ragtime and early jazz!  Two experts on ragtime and early jazz and blues will delight you with their wide-ranging repertoires



Here's a YouTube video we've unearthed showing Craig and Meredith performing a duet from the 1910s:  VIDEO HERE




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