Christian Finger Band–Jazz @the Inkwell Dec 11

Christian Finger

Coming to the Inkwell Cafe on Friday, December 11….

Sophisticated, melodic music combining jazz, classical, and pop takes listeners on a journey that mesmerizes, transcends, and entertains. Through the compositions of Christian Finger, the band mixes American jazz tradition with European sensitivity. “Fast-paced and exciting, hauntingly beautiful and evocative, spontaneous and playful – all within a unique, accessible melodious framework.” Downbeat: “…brimming with idealism and fearless adventure…” Sebastian Noelle – guitars; Adam Armstrong – bass; Christian Finger – drums/compositions.

Click here to hear the Christian Finger Band.

Food is available from the Inkwell’s great soul food kitchen!

Suggested donation: $5; proceeds support the performers and PLG Arts, a nonprofit organization.

The Inkwell Cafe, 408 Rogers Avenue is between Sterling St and Lefferts Ave. Directions: 2 or 5 to Sterling Street Station. Walk one block west. Or take the B, Q, or S to Prospect Park and walk 3 blocks east on Empire and one block south on Rogers.

Claire Thompson opening @ Tugboat Tea – Nov 20th

Fashion is change. Fashion impacts every aspect of our lives, not only from the clothes we wear, but to the fabrics in our homes, our cars, and the furniture we use.

As a fashion illustrator, Claire Thompson seeks to bring to life the patterns, colors, silhouettes and textiles we wear everyday. Fashion is not only confined to what we wear, but how we wear it; what we pair it with and how fashion helps create – and change – our identity.

Claire’s work captures a fleeting moment in time, the intimate relationships humans have between fashion and their bodies everyday.

Based in Brooklyn, NY, Claire has travelled throughout the US documenting fashion in many large cities. Her work spans from live runway illustration to editorial and advertising. She has illustrated live at New York Fashion Week, London Fashion Week and Bridal Fashion Week. The pieces in this show are just a small fraction of the hundreds of fashion illustrations Claire has painted during her career.

Please join us:
Tugboat Tea – Nov 20th – 6:30pm – 9pm.
546 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn NY, 11225.

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1. Wind | Palo Alto | 2010
2. Stand | Palo Alto | 2010
3. Backed | Palo Alto | 2010
4. Rain Man | Brooklyn | 2013
5. Smoke & Mirrors | Los Angeles | 2014
6. Boys Are Back In Town | Manhattan | 2014
7. Brooklynite | Brooklyn | 2014
8. Black|Light Series #1 | Los Angeles | 2012
9. Black|Light Series #2 | Los Angeles | 2012
10. Right Foot Forward | Brooklyn | 2014
11. Gentleman’s Adventure Kit | Brooklyn | 2014
12. Bow Ties | Brooklyn | 2013
13. Glory & Gold | Cincinnati | 2015
14. Dancing In The Rain | Brooklyn | 2013
15. Pride Parade | Manhattan | 2014
16. Leader Of The Pack | Brooklyn | 2014
17. Green Trench | Brooklyn | 2013
18. Blue Smoke | San Francisco | 2012
19. Dance On Fire | Palo Alto | 2011
20. More Dior | Brooklyn | 2014
21. Reflection | Brooklyn | 2015
22. Stand | San Francisco | 2010
23. Blue Electric | Palo Alto | 2011
24. The Dreamer | Manhattan | 2015

Paul Sanwald Prospect Quartet, Nov. 13, 7-9 PM, at The Inkwell Cafe

The Paul Sanwald Prospect Quartet has been playing for close to two years, performing their original music in the NYC area. Their focus is on playing beautiful, interesting music by developing textures and contrast through composition and collective improvisation. Listen here.

Wataru Uchida – tenor sax, Matthew Watanabe – piano, Paul Sanwald – upright bass, Connor Parks – drums

Subway: 2 or 5 to Sterling Street Station. Walk one block west. Or take the B, Q, or S to Prospect Park and walk 3 blocks east on Empire and one block south on Rogers.

Food is available from the Inkwell’s great soul food kitchen!

Suggested donation: $5; all proceeds support the performers and PLG Arts, a nonprofit organization.

Meet the Authors: Thursday, Oct 29, 7:30 pm

Join us for PLG Arts’ Meet-the-Author Reading Series, a reading and book signing by two great local authors. Books will be for sale afterward, and great drinks and craft beers are available throughout the reading at the Inkwell bar.

Melissa Buzzeo HeadshotMelissa Buzzeo is the author of four full-length books: The Devastation (2015 Nightboat), For Want and Sound (2013 Les Figues), Face (2009 BookThug) and What Began Us (2007 Leon Works). She teaches creative writing at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn and maintains a radical palm reading practice. Currently she is working on a specific kind of memoir simply called Writing.
DJO PhotoDaniel José Older is the author of the “Bone Street Rumba” urban fantasy series from Penguin’s Roc Books and the young-adult novel Shadowshaper (Scholastic’s Arthur A. Levine Books, 2015). Publishers Weekly hailed him as a “rising star of the genre” after the publication of his debut ghost noir collection, Salsa Nocturna. He co-edited the anthology “Long Hidden: Speculative Fiction from the Margins of History. ” His short stories and essays have appeared in The Guardian, NPR,, Salon, BuzzFeed, Fireside Fiction, New Haven Review, PANK, Apex and Strange Horizons and the anthologies Subversion and Mothership: Tales Of Afrofuturism And Beyond.

Inkwell Cafe
408 Rogers Ave
(between Sterling St and Lefferts Ave)
Brooklyn, NY
Free Admission!

Jazz Vocalist Fri, Oct 23, 7-9 pm, at the Inkwell Cafe

Jocelyn MedinaThe sounds and styles of internationally acclaimed vocalist/composer Jocelyn Medina fuse elements of world music with jazz harmonies, neo-soul/funk grooves, and adventurous improvisations. Whether from the stage of an international festival or in the intimate setting of a small jazz venue, she seeks to touch on each listener’s individual experience with messages of universal truth and a unique artistic approach. Jocelyn Medina -voice & compositions, Dan Rochlis – guitar, Sean Smith-bass.
For a musical preview, click here.

Subway: 2 or 5 to Sterling Street Station. Walk one block west. Or take the B, Q, or S to Prospect Park and walk 3 blocks east on Empire and one block south on Rogers.
Food is available from the Inkwell’s great soul food kitchen!
Suggested donation: $5; all proceeds support the performers and PLG Arts, a nonprofit organization.

422 Trees Landscapes by Noel Hefele, Robert Marvin, and Yoshiko Mori

Join us for the next Tugboat art opening!

September 24th, 2015

546 Flatbush Ave
This show features landscape photography by Robert Marvin and Yoshiko Mori and landscape painting by Noel Hefele.
RSVP on facebook (optional)The show statement is below:

A recent Yale-led study put the approximate number of trees on earth at 3.04 trillion, over 7 times the previous global estimate of 400 billion. Instead of 61 trees for every human on planet earth, the new estimate is 422 trees. While good news, this study also claims a 46% decline in tree population since human civilization began.
Roughly 7–8 trees provide the oxygen one person requires for a year of breathing. US urban forests sequester over 700 million tons of carbon. Worldwide, the equivalent of almost 270,000 trees is either flushed or dumped in landfills every day (roughly 10 percent of that total is attributable to toilet paper). Prospect Park lost over 500 trees during Hurricane Sandy. Worldwide, our net loss is about 10 billion trees a year.
How do you value a tree? You only have 422 trees, knowing that, does it change how you look at an individual tree?422 sounds like a lot, but is it?
We are exhibiting three contrasting interpretations to landscape and the trees that live in them. Art can provide empathic aesthetic and emotional connections to these living beings, highlighting small moments of awareness and appreciation. Our trees can fade into the background of everyday life, but they are ever-present and necessary collaborators on a finite planet.


Emilio Teubal Trio Fri, Sept 25, 7:30-9:30

Join us at the Inkwell Cafe, 408 Rogers Ave, between Sterling & Lefferts, for PLG Arts Jazz at the Inkwell

Emilio Teubal
Emilio Teubal

Pianist/composer Emilio Teubal is “one of the most outstanding musicians from Argentina.” His latest album, Musica Para Un Dragon Dormido, was chosen as a 2013 best album and has been in the top 100 albums on


“…Point to this as one of the classic albums of this modern jazz age. As near to perfection as you can get” (David Sumner).

Performing with Emilio Teubal on piano are Moto Fukushima on electric bass and Franco Pinna on drums.

For more information and a music preview, go to

Try the Inkwell’s new expanded menu plus soul food selections, fine wines and beers.

MARK LOCKETT & FRIENDS, FRI, SEPT 11, 7:30-9:30 pm
PLG Arts Jazz @the Inkwell Cafe, 408 Rogers Ave between Sterling & Lefferts, presents…

Mark LockettNYC-based drummer and composer Mark Lockett, originally from New Zealand, has released five albums under his own name and has performed extensively internationally. Lockett will be joined by Nicoletta Manzini (saxophone) and Nobuyuki Yamasaki (bass), playing a selection of groovy standards from the American songbook. A concert not to be missed.

Drinks, food, music in your neighborhood at the Inkwell Cafe

$5 donation supports the musicians and PLG Arts

Singer Jazz@the Inkwell Fri, July 24, 7:30-9:30

Rebecka Larsdotter
Rebecka Larsdotter

Straight-ahead meets Scandinavian as Swedish jazz singer Rebecka Larsdotter joins NYC-based musicians for a night of standards and originals. Larsdotter was born, raised, and musically educated in Sweden and has spent the past few years performing and teaching in LA and NYC, as well as becoming more familiar with the American jazz genre. Join us for this special evening!

The Inkwell is at 408 Rogers Avenue, between Sterling St & Lefferts Ave.Join us Friday, July 24, from 7:30-9:30 pm, when the Euphoious Quartet and Rebecka Larsdotter fill the joint with music and friends.

Rebecka Larsdotter, vocals; Esta Blu, piano; Bryce Sabastion, bass; Joe Ford, alto sax; Jerry Griffin, drums; and special guest Jack Jeffers, trombone.

Try the Inkwell’s new expanded menu plus soul food selections, fine wines and beers.

Erin Danna Photographs “El Raval” at Gratitude Cafe

at 5:30pm – 8:30pm

Gratitude Cafe BK

499 Rogers Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11225

Erin Kyle Danna (b. 1985) United States

Erin lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Rhode Island School of Design. Her project El Raval explores the ancient Barcelona barrio of the same name, today known as the city’s Chinatown neighborhood. Her work has been exhibited internationally and is held in several private collections.

She received a Patron Award at the Northern National Art Competition in Rhinelander, Wisconsin, juried by Linda Benedict-Jones, Curatorial Chair, Exhibitions & Curator of Photography at the Carnegie Museum of Art. She was recently selected to participate in PHotoEspaña’s Descubrimientos ’15 week in Madrid, Spain and was a finalist for the Julia Margaret Cameron Award for Women Photographers in the People, Culture & Daily Life category. Erin’s work has been published in magazines such as the New York Times Lens Blog, The Providence Journal, The Bay Magazine, and RISD XYZ.

01. Carrer
02. Banderes
03. Passejant
04. Pedres
05. Vidal
06. Carreró
07. Barri

Ultrachrome prints, $500 each

Please join us for the reception!

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