Music for a London Tavern

Baroque Bistros
Music for a London Tavern

Eat, drink, and be merry! Members of APOLLO’S FIRE take you back to an old English tavern. Lutenist Brian Kay and four friends present Shakespeare songs, haunting ballads, lively jigs, and drinking songs from the British Isles. With Anna O’Connell, vocals and Celtic harp; Ashlee Foreman, soprano; Tina Bergmann, hammered dulcimer; Rebecca Landell Reed, viola …

Sunday, April 10, 2022, 12:30PM
Music Box Supper Club, CLEVELAND
Monday, April 11, 2022, 7:00PM
Bottlehouse Brewery, CLEVELAND HEIGHTS

FEELING BLUE – Baroque Meets Jazz

Baroque Bistro
FEELING BLUE – Baroque Meets Jazz

Renowned countertenor Reggie Mobley joins 4 Apollo’s Fire friends on strings and lute/guitar to explore the baroque roots of Jazz and the Blues. Love songs from 1630 morph into ballads from 1930. Purcell meets Gershwin, as the spirit of improvisation melts the walls of time.

With Ashlee Foreman, soprano; Brian Kay, guitar & percussion; Alan Choo, …

Saturday, March 5, 2022, 8:00PM
BLU Jazz+, AKRON
Sunday, March 6, 2022, 12:30PM
Music Box Supper Club, CLEVELAND

Drive the Cold Winter Away

BAROQUE BISTRO
Drive the Cold Winter Away
Featured Artists
Cold winter days are for food, feasting, and music! Apollo’s Fire musicians invite you to warm your spirit in this cozy program. Old English carols and ballads meet Irish and Appalachian folk dances. AF favorite musicians Brian Kay (vocals and plucked instruments), Tina Bergmann (hammered dulcimer), and Kathie Stewart (wooden flutes) join with their dear friend Bryan Thomas (double bass) in a delightful 70-minute jam session.
Saturday, January 7, 2023, 8:00PM
BLU Jazz+, AKRON
Sunday, January 8, 2023, 12:30PM
Music Box Supper Club, CLEVELAND
Monday, January 9, 2023, 7:00PM
Bottlehouse Brewery, CLEVELAND HEIGHTS

Blues Café 1610

BAROQUE BISTRO
Blues Café 1610
A Baroque-Jazz Jam Session
Apollo’s Fire vocalist and Artist-in-Residence AMANDA POWELL reveals the links between baroque music, folk, and jazz in this bistro concert. A Dowland lament morphs into a blues piece on the same theme. Shakespeare songs meet Italian folk dances and a bit of jazz in this jam session with friends Jeremy Bass on lute and Anthony Taddeo on percussion.
Sunday, September 20, 2020, 3:00PM
Music Box Supper Club, CLEVELAND

“The U.S.A.’s hottest baroque band.” –CLASSICAL MUSIC MAGAZINE (UK)