Bastille Day


Celebrating Bastille Day at Maison Harlem! Sunday July 14th from 2 to 4pm and then 7 to 9pm

Yvonnick Prene Debut Album’s “Jour de Fête” is out!

 Yvonnick Prene “Jour de Fete” is now available on iTunes, Amazon…!

Reviews of “Jour de Fête” on SteepleChase Records :
“…Ballads and slower grooves are one of Prené’s strong points, but even when he embraces a fast tempo on “Obsessions” and John Coltrane’s “Satellite”, his harmonica playing has an ethereal quality…Jour de Fête is a consistently promising debut album from this young French improviser.”
The New York City Jazz Record-Alex Henderson
“A first disc balanced repertoire of original compositions and well arranged pieces of Gillespie, Coltrane, Jerome Kern … it shows an astonishing ease … Nils Winther, creator of SteepleChase and discoverer of many young talents, did no wrong in inviting Yvonnick Prene to join his label. ”
Phillipe Vincent, “Revelation 2013” par Jazz Magazine (France)

“….we find a young phenom determine to take the harmonica to a new sense of melodic intensity, dynamic tension and improvisational techniques missing from the instrument on a consistent basis for years…Jour de Fête is a happy record, brimming with an effervescent quality that accentuates the sublime artistic gift of Prené…In short, Prené is the real deal….” Brent Black –

“Jour De Fete is his recorded initiation into the fraternal order of jazz harmonica aces; he’s now a part of the club for life. Dan Bilawsky – All About Jazz

“Le jeune musicien nourrit une fascination pour les Etats-Unis, il veut “sortir de la banlieue, aller aux sources du jazz…” Vincent Dozol – France-Amerique

“…His music is mysterious in the rhythmic twists and turns that pursue the often magical melodies that they are comprised of. His sense of harmony is also quite accomplished and this is revealed in the light and dark colours that are made to mingle into the music…” Raul da Gama, Jazz da Gama

“Yvonnick Prene is an exceptional musician who is opening up a wealth of possibilities for his underrated but beautiful instrument. “Jour de Fête” is the perfect introduction for this young master of the harmonica.”
The Jazz Chill Corner

“In a genre where saxophonists, pianists and guitarists dominate, it’s refreshing to hear this relatively uncommon instrument…We absolutely recommend this album.”
Shannon Kennedy – Teens Jazz


Bohemian Festival


Padam Swing will perform at the Bohemian Festival next month. More details coming soon!

Bringing together a diverse palette of live music, globally sourced DJs, dancers, performers, art and workshops, our second annual Bohemian Festival will be both a culturally rich and insanely festive camp-out and non-stop party on the grounds of the historic Onderdonk House in Ridgewood, Queens.

The festival will feature the renowned ensemble Yuri Yunakov & The Grand Masters of Gypsy Music, local Klezmer legend Frank London,The KlezwoodsEscarioka, Amour Obscur, Radio ArmadaBig VolcanoSisterMonkThe Soul MuseAskulturaBalkan Stomp, the Burdel Dali trans-global dj collective, and many more talented musicians and performers.

Other initiatives include a live music-driven body painting experiment featuring local artists and musicians, yoga workshops lead by Anastasia Nevin of the renowned Laughing Lotus Yoga studio, Tahitian dance workshops and performances, belly dance workshops, henna tattoo artists, tarot card readers, and more.

The festival will take place May 17th – 19th, 2013 at the Onderdonk House (1820 Flushing Avenue, Ridgewood). Live music will begin at approximately 6PM each day, preceded by morning workshops, food, and drinks. Guests can purchase a day pass or a full weekend pass, available at our website for advance purchase at a discount: