Cortadito Bar Debuts at Bar Nancy 09.26.18

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Cortadito to Debut at Bar Nancy with a Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration October 12

Traditional Cuban folk trio plays Little Havana live music hotspot in celebration of all things Hispanic

Miami, FL – September 26, 2018 – Bar Nancy is planning to celebrate Hispanic culture by serving up some Cuban Cortadito on October 12, 2018. The Miami-based folk trio will debut at the souwesera craft cocktail tavern located at 2007 SW 8th Street, Miami, FL 33135 during the venue’s Hispanic Heritage Month celebration. The show begins at 10 p.m. and there is no cover;  21 and over are welcome to attend.

“We’re very excited about playing the Nancy for the first time and it couldn’t have been timed better,” says group co-founder Jose Elias. “Our sound is perfect for the location and the occasion, and we are looking forward to delivering an incredible experience for Cuban music fans that night.” Elias is also a producer and the Executive Director for the non-profit organization Community Arts and Culture.

Founded in 2011, Cortadito has already played its share of parties, lounges, bars, and festivals. Most recently, the group backed legendary Buena Vista Social Club member Eliades Ochoa at the Los Dells Festival in Wisconsin, the first major Latin music festival in the Midwest, and soon to be the largest such festival in North America. They also accompanied him and wolrd renowned percussionist Sammy Figueroa at this year’s GroundUp Music Festival on Miami Beach in February.

This fall, the group will once again team up with co-founder Julio Cesar Rodriguez Delet for the debut of their second EP release titled Canciones de Julio, which features five original compositions written by Julio Cesar, including the classic “Casa de la Trova”, penned by his father Julio Rodriguez. The band is currently enjoying a weekly Thursday night residency at La Centrale Italian Food Hall in the Brickell City Center.

The décor at Bar Nancy is colonial-era nautical, and once inside, one gets the sense of being below deck and in the galley of a ship. Wood-lined walls, and wooden tables and chairs lend a natural essence to the place. Nancy’s sizable selection of draft and canned beers, as well as specialty cocktails set it apart from other Little Havana watering holes. The bar also showcases a monthly “songwriters in the round” night hosted by Juan Turros, as well as a daily happy hour 4 to 7 p.m.

For more information about the venue, navigate to www.nancy305.com or call 305-397-8971. For more on the band, please visit www.cortaditoson.com.

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ABOUT CORTADITO

Cortadito’s focus is on performing the traditional Cuban music of the early 20th century. From Son MontunoGuarachaBolerosNengon, and Bolero Son, this dynamic ensemble brings the listener back to a time when Trio Matamoros, or Ignacio Piniero ruled the Cuban music world. The era when popular music was Cuban Music and Son Montuno was influencing music throughout the globe. From time to time, Cortadito is backed by a variety of guest musicians, which gives the group a sound reminiscent of the Buena Vista Social Club.

Jose Elias founded the band alongside Julio Cesar Rodriguez Delet from Santiago de Cuba in November of 2011 after a 12-year stint with Conjunto Progreso that garnered him a Grammy nomination for his participation in the album Masters of Cuban Son. The duo was an instant success and were invited to perform at the Fingerlakes Grassroots festival in Trumansberg, NY. They released their first CD titled Abriendo Caminos in 2012, which featured one original composition by each of the artists “Delicias Caribeña” (Elias) and “Te Lo Perdiste” (Delet).

In 2013, Julio Cesar moved to Houston, Texas and was replaced by Humberto Upierre from Guanabacoa, Cuba. The group then expanded into a trio which included percussionist Andres Polanco Rivas from Holguin, Cuba. In 2015, the group reunited with Julio Cesar to record what would be the songs for their next release, which included the participation of double bass player YorgisGoiricelaya (AlbitaOscar De Leon) from Matanzas, Cuba.

From 2015 to 2017 the group added various musicians to the roster, including the likes Eduardo Saborit on vocals and rhythm guitar from Santiago de Cuba, percussionist Santiago McCookWilfredo Fuentes Cespedes who recorded and toured with Eliades Ochoa, and Horacio Rodriguez, who worked with Orquesta Aragon from 2000 to 2016. Most recently, the group has added double bass player Alberto Pantaleon, who has toured with the Buena Vista Social Club and Eliades Ochoa.

For more information about the band, visit www.cortaditoson.com.

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Third Wheel Debut at Bar Nancy September 28

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Third Wheel Debut at Bar Nancy September 28

Veteran Miami-based band to play rock and alternative covers at Little Havana live music hot spot

Miami, FL – September  17, 2018 –  Bar Nancy will host cover band ThirdWheel for the first time on Friday, September 28, 2018, beginning at 10 p.m. There is no cover and 21 and over are welcome to attend. Opened in 2017, the Nancy is located at 2007 SW 8th St, Miami, Florida 33135. The band’s repertoire consists of well-known 70s, 80s, and 90s rock and alternative staples. DJ Jenni Foxx will also be spinning that night.

Founded in 2017, Third Wheel unites a trio of musicians with a long musical history together, featuring guitarist / vocalist Tony Medina, drummer / vocalistMonchy Coruguedo, and bassist / vocalist Michael Mut. Medina and Mut played in the Sony Discos-distributed Pawnshop Drunks in the 2000s, and Coruguedo and Mut have been the Birdman’s Clambake rhythm section since 2014.

Bar Nancy’s décor theme is colonial-era nautical, and once inside, the sense is one is in the galley of a ship. With wood-lined walls, tables and chairs, a natural essence is prevalent. Nancy offers a sizable selection of draft and canned beers, as well as specialty cocktails. An outside patio with seating is available. The bar also showcases a monthly “songwriters in the round” night hosted by Juan Turros, as well as a weekly games and trivia night (Mondays).

For more information, please visit https://nancy305.com, call 305-397-8971, or navigate to the venue’s social media pages (Facebook / Instagram).

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Clambake Bar Nancy Debut 8/31

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Birdman’s Clambake to Debut at Bar Nancy August 31

 

Miami, FL – August 13, 2018 – The band best known for their track “Oye Mamacita” will make their debut at Bar Nancy, the Little Havana craft cocktail and live music venue, on Friday, August 31, 2018, beginning at 10 p.m. The rock and blues trio is led by founder and lead guitarist / vocalist Sean “Birdman” Gould, who is also Bar Nancy’s lead sound engineer. Opened in 2017, the Nancy is located at 2007 SW 8th St, Miami, Florida 33135. There is no cover; 21 and over are welcome to attend.

Birdman’s Clambake features virtuoso guitar playing backed by a powerful rhythm section. They serve up just the right amount of ballsy blues with classic rock and a side of kitsch. The band’s repertoire, often fluidly ordered on the fly by Gould, ranges from 50s staples to classics from the 60s and 70s. They also feature a good number of originals including the aforementioned 2000 ode to the ladies of Hialeah and “Beer, Biscuits and Gravy,” filmed at the now-closed Tobacco Road’s upstairs cabaret. The band also features Monchy Corugedo on drums and special guest Michael Mut on bass.

The vibe of the place is colonial-era nautical, and once inside, the sense is one is in the galley of a ship. With wood-lined walls, tables and chairs, a natural essence is prevalent. Nancy offers a sizable selection of draft and canned beers, as well as specialty cocktails. An outside patio with seating is available. The bar hosts a weekly “JT and the Fro” electropop open mic / jam night led by Juan Turros and Tony “Smurphio” Laurencio,, and a monthly writers in the round series.

For more information, call 305-397-8971 or visit www.nancy305.com.

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Electric Piquete Debut at Bar Nancy May 5

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Electric Piquete to Debut at Bar Nancy on Cinco de Mayo, 10 p.m.

Miami, FL – April 28, 2017 – Award-winning Latin funk band Electric Piquete will make their debut at the brand new Bar Nancy on Cinco de Mayo, beginning at 10 p.m. They will play two sets of originals and Latin jazz standards. The nautically-themed craft cocktail bar will offer $5 Dulce Vide Blaco tequila shots all night to celebrate the occasion. No cover; 21 and over are welcome.

Electric Piquete, two-time Miami New Times “Best Latin Band” award-winners, fuse rock, jazz, funk, Afro-Caribbean, progressive and R&B influences with incendiary results. Last summer they issued their “Singles Collection” digitally and on CD, and released a video for their single “Cut Me Loose”. Having played virtually every major music festival in South Florida, they traveled to North Carolina during Hurricane Matthew to play the Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival last October. More information: www.ElectricPiquete.com.

Named after the Nancy, the doomed Revolutionary supply ship that was supposedly the first ship to hoist an American flag in a foreign port, Little Havana’s newest craft cocktail establishment is located at 2007 SW 8th Street, Miami, FL 33135. The vibe is colonial-era nautical, and once you’ve entered, the sense is one is in the galley of a ship. With wood-lined walls, tables and chairs, a natural essence is prevalent.For more information about the Nancy, call 305.397.8971.

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Bar Nancy Celebrates Grand Opening April 15

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Bar Nancy Brings Craft Cocktail Artistry to Little Havana

Nautically-themed venue features hand-made bar, fixtures and is mixology-driven; grand opening celebration scheduled for April 15
Miami, FL – April 5, 2017 – Named after the Nancy, the doomed Revolutionary supply ship that was supposedly the first ship to hoist an American flag in a foreign port, Little Havana’s newest craft cocktail establishment Bar Nancy is dry docked at 2007 SW 8th Street. Already serving thirsty landlubbers, a grand opening celebration will take place Saturday, April 15, 2017 featuring the Spam AllstarsThe Woodwork (formerly the Wholetones), and JUke. Doors open at 5 p.m., and complimentary cocktails will be served from 7 to 9 p.m. Music begins at 8 p.m.

“We put a lot of stock into every last detail, from the décor to our drink ingredients, and authenticity is a big part of our appeal,” says co-owner and managing partner Sasha-Alexandre Torres. “Our award-winning bar tenders put their all into the creation and execution of our drink menu, and I’m confident our patrons will taste the difference.” There are no fountain guns behind the bar, and no artificial sweeteners are ever used. The place even has its own sugar cane press for simple syrups. ”

The vibe is colonial-era nautical, and once you’ve entered, the sense is one is in the galley of a ship. With wood-lined walls, tables and chairs, a natural essence is prevalent. Drink names like “Over the Barrel”, “Peg Leg”, and “Siren Song” play right into the theme.  Nancy offers a sizable selection of draft and canned beers. There is an assortment of appetizers, sandwiches and desserts available, and an outside patio with seating.

Co-founder Ben Koufopoulos, a quintessential bar-man and a sought-after commodity in the cocktail world, has been an integral part of team-building for some of Miami’s most successful bars and restaurants, including The Purdy LoungeBurger and Beer Joint, The StageWill CallPB Station, and Pawnbroker. He has worked with and trained with some of America’s top chefs: Emeril LegassiJonathan EissmanMichael SwartzNorman Van Aken, and Jose Mendin. He and his father Tom Koufopoulos are largely responsible for all the woodwork, even recreating the Nancy stern to act as the bar back.

Torres also co-founded the now-closed The Stage Miami located in the Design District, where he conceptualized and managed day-to-day activities, and he currently assists in producing live musical events via DNA Entertainment and nationally distributed films with Via Verita and Ratpac Entertainment.

Yet another key Nancy crew member is Derek Stilmann, F.I.U. and Pubbelly Restaurant Group alumni, where he went on to design and create the cocktail program at notable bars like PawnBroker.

This initial group have created the venue’s cocktail, beer, wine, and food menus. Collectively, they have been involved in live music and sports bars, fine dining restaurants and high-volume mixology bars, and each have held all front and back of house positions, from busboy to general manager.

Bar Nancy hosts a happy hour every day from 5 to 8 p.m., and they are open every day until 2 a.m., Fridays and Saturdays until 3 a.m. There will be a regular live music schedule in place soon, and there is never a cover. 21 and over are welcome.

For more information, please visit www.Nancy305.com or call 305.397.8971.

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ABOUT BAR NANCY

Bar Nancy is a nautically themed American craft cocktail bar located on Calle Ocho in Little Havana, Miami, Florida. The cocktail bar takes its Inspiration from the American Revolutionary Ship, Nancy, which was the first American ship to hoist the red, white and blue flag after American Independence had been declared.  The Nancy creed Carpe Noctem (Seize the Night) promises transcendence and good times through savory crafted cocktails, great music (live and otherwise), and an optimized hospitality experience.

Katherine RajsichSasha-Alexandre TorresBen Koufopoulos and Derek Stilmann make a perfect team to open an American craft cocktail bar in Miami, Florida. Their skills obtained over the years in the service and hospitality industry complement each other and make for a successful recipe. Together they have a combined 70 years’ experience in the field; most of them here in Miami. They have been involved with bar and restaurant openings and know the rigors that come with such a task.

Also part of the Nancy crew: David Perez, Lizz Dominguez, Jamal Giles, Caco Alvarez and Raymond Levy.

For more information, please visit www.Nancy305.com or call 305.397.8971.

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Michael Mut
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