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Michael LeMorin Quartet at PLG Arts Jazz @the Inkwell Friday, Jan 8, 7:30

Photo_Flier (2) Michael LeMorin’s music blends the tropical grooves of Brazil and the Caribbean—reggae, konpa, samba, bossa nova—with jazz. Evocative lyrics in French, English, and Haitian Creole speak to both mind and heart. His latest album, Pawòl (Word), is representative of this sonic cocktail.

Michael LeMorin Quartet will be playing on January 8 from 7:30-9:30 pm: Michael LeMorin, guitar and vocals; Russel-Madden, tenor sax; Stuart Grant, bass; and Andreas Brade, drums. Join us at the Inkwell Cafe, 408 Rogers Ave between Sterling St and Lefferts Ave. $5 donation supports the musicians and PLG Arts.

Check it out here: Michael LeMorin’s music. Food and drinks totally available.

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.

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.

Michael-David Gordon Quartet at the Inkwell Fri, July 10, 7:30-9:30

Michael-David Gordon
Michael-David Gordon

The Quartet offer jazz and pop  interpretations of Bacharach’s work from the late 50’s to the present. Singer/actor
Michael-David Gordon draws on his experience with the Temptations, the Irondale Ensemble Project, and as a featured vocalist with several NY groups. He has wowed crowds from NYC’s subway stations to St. Petersburg, Russia.

Michael-David Gordon, vocals; Logan Thomas, keyboards; Adam Armstrong, bass; and Hollis Headrick, drums.
Check out the video so you’ll know you HAVE to come to the Inkwell, 408 Rogers Ave between Sterling & Lefferts.

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

Jazz @ the Inkwell

Just to give you a little taste of what you can expect at the Inkwell.
Join us tonight for Aleksi Glick!

8-10:30 pm
Aleksi Glick and his band come to the Inkwell tonight May 23, for another great night of music in the PLG Arts Jazz at the Inkwell series. Aleksi was the guitarist for the Peabody Jazz Orchestra from 2007-11, during which time he worked with musicians including John Abercrombie, Uri Caine, and Steve Wilson. He has also played with BAM, The Bailen Brothers, Kelly Bell and Gene Golden. Aleksi composes and plays music for both television and film and is the director of The Newer Sounds concert series
Try the Inkwell’s soul food selections, fine wines and (reduced $) beers.
Join us at the Ink Well Cafe: 408 Rogers Avenue, between Sterling and Lefferts. $5 donation supports the musicians and PLG Arts!


  • Wednesday, Dec. 21, Caroling will begin at 7 pm Please meet at 181 Maple covering Maple Street II- block leader – Vince Lisi – 718-753-1050 then moving to HAWTHORNE STREET – with April Greene – 917-574-7910
  • Thursday, Dec. 22, Caroling will begin at 7 pm Please meet at 138 Sterling St covering Sterling II, with block leader – Lee Coker Holmes . 917-748-6055
  • For more information – or if you would like to lead caroling on your block! – please contact
  • Caroling is becoming a PLG holiday tradition!