Thu, February 16th

The Ricardo Factor Presents

jazz rock TICKETS

Doors 7PM
Show 7:30PM
Advance Price $8
Door Price $10

Advanced online ticket sales stop at 5pm on day of show
If available, more tickets are available at door

Stevie James w/ special guest

Steviejames are two longtime friends, Steve Faller and James Haag, whose love of old-school funky jams and new production aesthetics aim to keep dance floors filled. From soul and reggae to house and drum & bass, Steviejames strips down and supercharges its influences seamlessly into an irresistible sound that never loses the groove.

Sister Monk

SisterMonk is a conundrum. Obviously it's a party, but what's the party about? It's funk, it's trance, but without drugs, and its not quite hipster though that's the crowd right now. It's world music, but not really. It's hippie, earthy crunchy, let's heal ourselves, yay, but not really. It's not mythic rock like Genesis or Pink Floyd, who flamboyantly retell the stories of their generation. SisterMonk is something very acoustic, a djembe at the heart of the music, a female lead, could be Women's folk festival material, though who's going to relate to it - the lyrics are written by a man. So there's that element of surprise. The lyrics are also imagistic. Ultimately, it's about the vibe, and the vibe is big and colorful



Cecilie Beck is a Danish artist and musician, who earned a Master of Fine Arts from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in May 2013. Within the Academy's department 'School of Walls and Space', Beck studied along with other artists developing Art-as-Activism in public spaces. During her education she did an internship for Berlin-based artist Annika Lundgren, and went on educational exchanges to Konstfack in Stockholm and Parsons The New School for Design in New York. In 2010, she travelled through Singapore, Nepal, Malaysia and India and Lombok in Indonesia for 6 months, where she created a series of street art and music.

Beck is now based in New York City, and in 2015 she established a label with Alexandre Christophe Morris called Sound Vision Lab, Inc. On January 14, 2016, Cecilie Beck released her debut album Here is Now at Rockwood Music Hall. She has performed at various venues in NYC, such as Nublu, Bar Matchless, The Spot, Paper Box, Red Door, Black Bear Bar and Arlene's Grocery, The Bitter End and Pianos. Internationally, she has performed at Spikersuppa Sound Gallery in Oslo, The Artist House Museum in Oslo, Basso in Berlin and Litteraturhaus in Copenhagen. 
Cecilie Beck's work encompasses a broad exchange of sounds and visuals. 


From Bossa Nova, to a taste of French chansons, to old Cuban and Argentinian flavors, Rosita Kèss finds the thread, weaving her honeyed alto through four languages in eleven original songs on this tuneful international album recorded in New Orleans.

Originally from Venice, Italy, Rosita Kèss’ gypsy aura led her to Berlin, Paris, Barçelona and London before finding a groove in New York and spending two years writing songs and making a new record in New Orleans. “I love living in a constant state of motion and I think my music reflects this. I have a little Argentinian blood and the very first compositions I fell in love with were old recording by Mercedes Souza and Ariel Ramirez that my grandmother used to play in the house. I’ve always felt particularly sentimental listening to Tango; it ‘s the music of the immigrants, it reflects their profound sense of loss and longing for the people and places they left behind. It was born in African‐Argentinian dance venues where Polkas, Mazurkas, Waltzes were mixed with the popular Habanera from Cuba and the Candombe rhythms from Africa. These are the major influences in my music.” 

Rosita moved from Europe to NYC in 2007 to study jazz and soon she put together a band with some of the most well respected musicians in NYC and started performing in clubs in Manhattan. A few years later she met the singer¬‐songwriter Richard Julian. They soon started to collaborate and together they moved to New Orleans for two years. “I immediately fell in love with Richard’s vision of the world reflected in his writing. A mix of poetry, romanticism, humor, sarcasm.” In New Orleans, 4 months pregnant, Rosita made her third record, produced by Brad Jones, it features Jon Cleary, Andrew Borger and some other New Orleans luminaires. The record called F.L.O.Y.D (acronym of For Love Of Your Desire). Rosita has already released two records. “Almost…me” recorded in Berlin and Hannover and released in 2007. And “Northern Sky” , recorded in NY, produced by Richard Julian (Norah Jones, The Little Willies) and Jesse Murphy (Brazilian Girls, John Scofield) released in 2011. “Northern Sky” features Beth Hirsch (of the band AIR) and brazilian percussionist Mauro Refosco (Thom Yorke, David Byrne).
Rosita currently lives with Richard and their son in Brooklyn