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Thursday,  Jan 27 - 6:00PM 
HYDROGEN JUKEBOX
Brant Lyon, host

ELLIA BISKER STACY ROCK
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Poetry-Music Reading Series with the Hydro Juke improv band, The Ne'er-do-wells.

Open mic-sign up (arrive early to make the list).

Hydro Juke welcomes back for 2011 THE NE'ERDOWELLS, rockin' the stage with Open Mic Poets and this month's two fabulous featured acts, ELLIA BISKER and STACY ROCK.

ELLIA BISKER of Sweet Soubrette, whose dark, edgy songwriting has earned her an ASAP Plus Award for 2009/10, and who Bust Magazine describes as “Brooklyn’s fishnet-clad femme fatale,” celebrates the release of her second album, Days and Nights, this month, following Sweet Soubrette’s first, Siren Song (2008), which received critical praise and high rotation on national college radio and Time Out NY called “at once sweet and sassy, celebrating reckless behavior with a charmed wink.” Ellia’s poetry, fiction, and essays have been published in a variety of online and print magazines. “Poetic lyrics and a nostalgic indie style, with vocals that waver between song and spoken word.” – am New York. www.sweetsoubrette.com

STACY ROCK sings, writes songs, plays keyboards, and acts. Her music had been compared to a baffling variety of artists including Tom Waits, Feist, Jeff Buckley, Regina Spektor, Stevie Nicks, and even Queen. She’s played hundreds of shows touring the U.S. with her debut album, One Way Home. Two time winner of the ACAP Plus Award, and erstwhile piano player for NYC’s Monkey Bar, Gabriel Levitt of Brooklyn’s Jezebel Music calls her live performances “unequivocally enchanting.” She holds a B.A. in acting from Boston University and has studied at the Royal Academy of dramatic Arts in London. She has strutted the boards in The Voice of America Theatre, Boston Playwrights Theatre and many other venues, and has starred in several films, including the indie hit, Murder Party. stacyrock.com.

"POEMusic exploded on the tongue."

$ 7 includes a drink
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Thursday,  Jan 27 - 8:30PM 
BECCA STEVENS BAND
Liam Robinson, accordion, piano, voice);  Jordan Perlson, drums, percussion;  Chris Tordini, bass, voice;  Becca Stevens, voice, guitar, uke, charango, compositions
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Hailed by The New York Times as a “best-kept secret” with an “impressively absorbing” debut album, Becca Stevens has established herself as a singer/songwriter of enormous talent. Her songs expand and blur the boundaries of folk, jazz, and pop while engaging the the listener through keen poetic observation, rich musical language, and beguiling singing. In February 2011 the Becca Stevens Band will be celebrating the release of their second album, on Sunnyside Records. Other exciting collaborations for 2011 include touring with drummer/composer Eric Harland and his all star band, as well as a Carnegie Hall debut in March as the featured singer premiering a new work with pianist Brad Mehldau. This will be the last performance of Mehldau's season-long residency of new original works commissioned by Carnegie.

"Fully satiating. That is the least I can say about a Becca Stevens listening experience. Her songwriting, voice, and lyrics are like a cool bubbling brook freshening the brine of all the music you've ever heard." ,Esperanza Spalding 2010
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Thursday,  Jan 27 - 10:00PM 
REBECCA MARTIN BAND
Larry Grenadier, bass;  Bill McHenry, tenor sax;  Rebecca Martin, voice
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As a singer-songwriter, Rebecca Martin enjoys a solid reputation among listeners and within the industry firmly built upon her instantly recognizable voice and numerous albums of original songs. Almost as notable as Martin’s singing and songwriting is her creative way in organizing sessions and live performances with some of the best musicians in music today. But as strong as Martin is at crafting her own songs, her intimate take on standards is as unique.The Guardian commented, “….the young singer, Rebecca Martin, may even come to upstage Norah Jones and Madeleine Peyroux.” Martin’s eighth recording, with the enchanting title When I Was Long Ago (2010, Sunnyside Records), is a collection of eleven standards recorded in a most refreshing way. Recorded by legendary engineer James Farber and made at the Clubhouse Recording Studio in Rhinebeck, New York, everything was in place for the best possible results. The new album was released on August 31st, 2010 on Sunnyside Records.

"risky and daring... dreamy and impressionistic and hauntily swinging" - Will Layman

“Martin is able to let her emotions take control of her vocal chords. It is a talent that vocalists like Billie Holiday and only a handful of others possess. Martin's voice does not soar, but hovers hypnotically, barely above a whisper, like a dramatic monologue brought to life by a Shakespearean artiste in an epic tragedy. Her voice has wings, but is low-flying as it stirs the emotions of those who will give her an ear.” All About Jazz, 2010.
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Friday,  Jan 28 - 6:00PM 
DIALECT OF A SKIRT
Erica Miriam Fabri Robin Andre
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Dialect of a Skirt (Hanging Loose Press, 2009) was included on the list for: The Best Books of 2009 at About.com and made the Small Press Distribution Best-Sellers List for June 2010. Bob Holman wrote: “Move over, Poetry. Erica Miriam Fabri has entered the room: a first book, Dialect of a Skirt, is persona deluxe, post-feminist, playful, serious, adorable and untouchable simultaneously.” -Bob Holman, About.com’s Best Poetry Books of 2009 List

Erica Miriam Fabri is a poet & performer & the author of "Dialect of a Skirt." She performs solo & as the hybrid music & poetry duo "The Robin & the Lady Poet." She teaches writing & performance workshops at various colleges & universities. She lives in the bright, shiny & beautiful land of New York City.

Robin Andre is a Brooklyn-born singer-songwriter, performer and recording artist. He was signed to RCA records for his debut album “Paper Bag” and has recorded, performed and toured in 32 different countries world-wide with multi-platinum artists such as The Dave Matthews Band, The Fugees, Mariah Carey, Lil Flip and Inaya Day.
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Friday,  Jan 28 - 9:00PM & 10:30PM 
GIRLS GONE MILD!
Rebecca Martin, voice, guitar;  Gretchen Parlato, voice, percussion;  Becca Stevens, voice, guitar, uke, charango, compositions;  Larry Grenadier, bass;  Chris Tordini, bass
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Three of New York's finest songbirds come together on this rare evening to premiere their new trio "Girl's Gone Mild!". Inspired first by friendship and their urge for a relaxed day away from the city, "G.G.M!" was founded one late summer night when, after making a paella of clams and vegetables from her garden, Rebecca put her guitar over her knee and said, "Let's sing somethin'." The magic that occurred was destined to be shared with others. Tonight, accompanied by Chris Tordini and Larry Grenadier on double basses and Rebecca and Becca on stringed instruments, they will perform on each other's originals, some favorite standards, as well as new material that they have written together.

"Fully satiating. That is the least I can say about a Becca Stevens listening experience. Her songwriting, voice, and lyrics are like a cool bubbling brook freshening the brine of all the music you've ever heard." - Esperanza Spalding 2010

"risky and daring... dreamy and impressionistic and hauntily swinging" - Will Layman

"a singer with a deep, almost magical connection to the music.” – Herbie Hancock
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Saturday,  Jan 29 - 6:00PM 
DEBORAH LATZ: IN THE MOMENT
Deborah Latz, vocals;  Hendrik Meurkens, harmonica;  Yoshi Waki, bass
Deborah Latz: In The Moment image Photo by Todd Weinstein 2008
Deborah Latz 'Moment in the MOMENT' - an evening of bossa nova, samba, and jazz standards.

Deborah Latz is originally from Fairfield, California. Critics have called her “one of the finest balladeers” (Jazz Society Of Oregon), “undeniably unique” (jazzimprov.com), and (AllAboutJazz-NewYork) says, “Her free vocal line is clear and perfectly centered.” In Paris, France she has played with jazz piano luminary Alain Jean-Marie at 7 Lézards, Café Universel, Le Neuf Jazz Club, Atelier de la Main d’Or; in Tuscany, Italy at Jazz Club Il Paradosso and in NYC at Cornelia Street Cafe, Kitano, Sweet Rhythm, 55 Bar, The Cutting Room; in New Jersey at Trumpets Jazz Club; in Montreal, Canada at House of Jazz, and Quai des Brumes, among others. She received the “Best Actress Award” at the Jerzy Grotowski Theatre Festival in Poland for her one-woman performance of ‘Juliet’, and collected rave reviews in New York and Europe for ‘Travels With Ma Own Self’, the one-woman musical that she wrote, produced and most recently performed to adoring audiences at Cornelia Street Cafe. www.deborahlatz.com.

Hendrik Meurkens, originally from Hamburg, Germany is a virtuoso on both the chromatic harmonica and the vibraphone. Hendrik is the most important jazz harmonica player since Toots Thielemans. Meurkens' recordings and performances garner worldwide acclaim because the transcendent beauty of his music has universal appeal. Hendrik Meurkens’ profound involvement in both jazz and Brazilian music resulted in a very personal and instantly recognizable version of Samba Jazz. As a featured artist, he has recorded with (to name a few) Charlie Byrd, Jimmy Cobb, Ivan Lins, Monty Alexander, Claudio Roditi and Mundell Lowe, as well as backing such leading artists as Astrid Gilberto. www.hendrikmeurkens.com

Yoshi Waki comes to New York by way of Fukuoka, Japan where he began his career as a double bass player. He studied at Berklee College of Music, where he was given the Outstanding Performer Award. Yoshi toured for two years with the National Tour Company of Fosse, the Tony Award winning musical. He has appeared at noted venues such as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Blue Note, Knitting Factory and others. Among some of the luminaries Yoshi has performed with are George Benson, Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, Gary Burton, Jimmy Cobb, Al Foster, Deborah Harry, Randy Johnston, Angelique Kidjo, Joe Lovano, and Suzanne Vega. www.yoshiwaki.net
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Saturday,  Jan 29 - 9:00PM & 10:30PM 
GERALD CLEAVER'S UNCLE JUNE
Gerald Cleaver, drums;  Andrew Bishop, reeds;  Mat Maneri, viola;  Tony Malaby, reeds;  Stacy Dillard, reeds;  Craig Taborn, piano, keyboards;  Javier Moreno, bass;  Ryan Macstaller, guitar;  Jean Carla Rodea, voice
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Drummer Gerald Cleaver Releases Be It As I See It, A Gripping Sound Collage Based On The Great Migration, on January 25 Eloquence and abstraction become blood brothers on Be It As I See It, the new disc by Gerald Cleaver’s Uncle June ensemble. The acclaimed NYC drummer proves himself an imaginative composer/arranger on a program that illustrates the breadth of his experimental interests, the depth of his historical perspective, and the impact of his Detroit upbringing. With frequent collaborators Craig Taborn, Tony Malaby, Mat Maneri, Drew Gress and Andrew Bishop building an ever-shifting soundscape around him, Cleaver displays the vitality of his reach, moving from rambunctious moments to genteel passages, with an insightful lyricism binding each approach. Here, on his fourth disc as a leader, the 47-year-old drummer’s poetic side is way out front.

“I’m trying to find new ways to express myself musically,” he says. “The AACM guys have always been a great example for me, and they still are. Braxton, Threadgill – they’re heroes of mine. And of course I’m thrilled to have had such a long relationship with Roscoe Mitchell – working with him changed my life. Melody, harmony, and form have always been super important to me.” Be It As I See It uses the 20th century’s Great Migration from the South to the North as a way to celebrate family and tout perseverance. Cleaver’s mom was born in Mississippi; she, her own mother, and her siblings moved north, joining her dad after he secured work with the Ford Motor Company. The drummer’s dad moved from lower Ohio to the Motor City by way of the U.S. Army/Air Corps. As the CD’s program unfolds, it parallels of the fortitude of African Americans who made the leap from rural to urban cultures. There’s no strict narrative per se; instead we get an engaging sprawl of musical episodes that reflect on Cleaver’s childhood.
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Sunday,  Jan 30 - 6:00PM 
MANY MOUNTAINS MOVING, VOL. X
Jeff Lee & Tad Rutkopwski, editors

Erik Ipsen Minter Krotzer Mindy Lewis R.C. Ringer Renato Rosaldo Hal Sirowitz
Erik Ipsen is the treasurer of Urban Pathways, an organization that provides housing and services for the homeless. He lives just north of the Bronx with his wife and seven cats. He never played basketball.

Minter Krotzer was this summer a visiting fellow at the Moulin à Nef in Auvillar, France.

Co-host Jeffrey Ethan Lee's poetry book, identity papers (Ghost Road Press) was a Colorado Book Award finalist.

Mindy Lewis teaches writing workshops at The Writer’s Voice of the Westside YMCA, The Hudson Valley Writers' Center, and Brooklyn College.

R.C. Ringer received his MFA from Columbia University and began working in publishing. In 1985, after a chance meeting with J.D. Salinger did not change his life, R.C. Ringer entered the world of advertising and marketing agencies, where he is enjoying a very successful career.

Renato Rosaldo's first book of poetry (bilingual, English-Spanish), Prayer to Spider Woman/Rezo a la mujer araña, received an American Book Award in 2004. He teaches anthropology at NYU and is author of Culture and Truth.

Thaddeus Rutkowski is the author of the novels Roughhouse and Tetched, and the forthcoming Haywire (Starcherone Books). He teaches literature at City University of New York and fiction writing at the Writer’s Voice of the West Side YMCA.

Hal Sirowitz is the author of four books of poems, Mother Said, My Therapist Said (Crown/Random House), Father Said, and Before, During & After (Soft Skull Press). His work has been translated into nine languages, including Icelandic and Turkish. Awarded a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and a New York Foundation for the Arts fellowship, Hal is a former Poet Laureate of Queens, New York.
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Sunday,  Jan 30 - 8:30PM 
GERALD CLEAVER'S UNCLE JUNE
Gerald Cleaver, drums;  Andrew Bishop, reeds;  Mat Maneri, viola;  Tony Malaby, reeds;  Stacy Dillard, reeds;  Craig Taborn, piano, keyboards;  Javier Moreno, bass;  Ryan Macstaller, guitar;  Jean Carla Rodea, voice
Gerald Cleaver's Uncle June image
Drummer Gerald Cleaver Releases Be It As I See It, A Gripping Sound Collage Based On The Great Migration, on January 25 Eloquence and abstraction become blood brothers on Be It As I See It, the new disc by Gerald Cleaver’s Uncle June ensemble. The acclaimed NYC drummer proves himself an imaginative composer/arranger on a program that illustrates the breadth of his experimental interests, the depth of his historical perspective, and the impact of his Detroit upbringing. With frequent collaborators Craig Taborn, Tony Malaby, Mat Maneri, Drew Gress and Andrew Bishop building an ever-shifting soundscape around him, Cleaver displays the vitality of his reach, moving from rambunctious moments to genteel passages, with an insightful lyricism binding each approach. Here, on his fourth disc as a leader, the 47-year-old drummer’s poetic side is way out front.

“I’m trying to find new ways to express myself musically,” he says. “The AACM guys have always been a great example for me, and they still are. Braxton, Threadgill – they’re heroes of mine. And of course I’m thrilled to have had such a long relationship with Roscoe Mitchell – working with him changed my life. Melody, harmony, and form have always been super important to me.” Be It As I See It uses the 20th century’s Great Migration from the South to the North as a way to celebrate family and tout perseverance. Cleaver’s mom was born in Mississippi; she, her own mother, and her siblings moved north, joining her dad after he secured work with the Ford Motor Company. The drummer’s dad moved from lower Ohio to the Motor City by way of the U.S. Army/Air Corps. As the CD’s program unfolds, it parallels of the fortitude of African Americans who made the leap from rural to urban cultures. There’s no strict narrative per se; instead we get an engaging sprawl of musical episodes that reflect on Cleaver’s childhood.
 10    http://www.myspace.com/geraldcleavermusic

Monday,  Jan 31 - 6:00PM 
RIVER OF GLASS
Ann McGovern Angelo Verga, guest poet
We are very happy to have Ann McGovern return with her new collection of poems.

“Love and loss and wide-eyed wonder. Ann McGovern sees so much and speaks volumes.” –Jules Feiffer, Author

“Ann McGovern is a writer who keeps her eyes open in every direction, letting in equally the light of lived-through grief and lived-through joy.” –Jane Hirshfield, Poet

“Ann McGovern doesn’t “make nice” with the bumps, bangs and miseries of life. She faces them head on, staring them in the eye. Her wry tone, her wisdom and her sleight of hand that makes words new and numinous will be warm comfort." -Karen Swenson, Poet


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Monday,  Jan 31 - 8:30PM 
CLIFF EBERHARDT & DAVID MASSENGILL
Cliff Eberhardt, vocals, guitar;  David Massengill, vocals, dulcimer
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David Massengill has written songs recorded and sung by the Roches, Joan Baez, Dave Van Ronk, Nanci Griffith, Tom Russell, David Bromberg, Chad Mitchell, Lucy Kaplansky, Shawn Colvin, Diana Jones and just recently, the young Anthony da Costa. Though he's lived in New York City for over 30 years, he still has his accent from east Tennessee, where he once chased a bobcat and vice versa. As a boy it was his heart's desire to be a viking or an escaped convict. Noted for his mountain ballad style story songs accompanied on an Edsel Martin dulcimer, he is frequently an artist-in-residence at schools, with his song and picture book programs. He is also a storyteller of charm and wit. Dave Van Ronk once said of David, "He took the dull out of dulcimer." He has a variety of handmade picture books, bootleg and label cds available. His latest cd releases are a tribute to the songs of Dave Van Ronk, entitled "Dave On Dave" (2007 Gadfly Records) and a duo partnership with Jack Hardy as The Folk Brothers, entitled "Partners In Crime" (2008 Great Divide Records).

Cliff Eberhardt knew by age seven that he was going to be a singer and songwriter. Growing up in Berwyn, Pennsylvania, he and his brothers sang together and their parents played instruments. His dad introduced him to the guitar and he quickly taught himself to play. Fortunate enough to live close to the Main Point (one of the best folk clubs on the East Coast), he cut his teeth listening to the likes of James Taylor, Joni Mitchell, Bruce Springsteen, Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy Waters, Bonnie Raitt, and Mississippi John Hurt — receiving an early and impressive tutorial in acoustic music. At the same time, he was also listening to great pop songwriters like Cole Porter, the Gershwins, and Rodgers and Hart, which explain his penchant for great melodies and clever lyrical twists.
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Tuesday,  Feb 01 - 6:00PM 
THE WHITE SWALLOW READING SERIES
Angelo Nikolopoulos, host

Michael Klein Joan Larkin Jean Valentine
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Michael Klein’s books are: Track Conditions, The End of Being Known, 1990, a co-winner of a 1993 Lambda Literary Award, and most recently the poetry collection then we were still living. He has taught writing at Sarah Lawrence College, City College of New York, Binghamton University, and is currently a faculty member in the MFA Program at Goddard College and the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. He divides his time between Provincetown and New York City.

Joan Larkin's most recent book, My Body: New and Selected Poems (Hanging Loose Press) received the Publishing Triangle's 2008 Audre Lorde Award. Her previous books include Housework, A Long Sound, Sor Juana's Love Poems (translated with Jaime Manrique), and Cold River, winner of a Lambda Award. Larkin lives in Brooklyn, New York, and teaches in the Drew University low-residency M.F.A. Program in Poetry and Poetry in Translation. David Ulin of the Los Angeles Times has called Larkin's voice "unsentimental, ruthless and clear-eyed. This is poetry without pity, in which despair leads not to degradation but to a kind of grace."

Jean Valentine won the Yale Younger Poets Award for her first book, Dream Barker, in 1965. Her collection, Door in the Mountain: New and Collected Poems 1965 - 2003, was the winner of the 2004 National Book Award for Poetry. Valentine was the New York State poet for two years and was the recipient of the 2009 Wallace Stevens Award from the Academy of American Poets. The author of eleven books of poetry, her most recent book of poems is Break the Glass.

$ 7 includes a drink


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Tuesday,  Feb 01 - 8:30PM 
JESS KORMAN IN SONGS OF DESPERATION FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY
Jess Korman, piano;  Mark Wade, bass;  Tony Romano, guitar
Jess Korman has delighted Cornelia Street Café audiences for over a decade, with his original songs laced with humor, wit, sophistication and inspired wackiness. Korman is the prototypical New Yorker whose jazz-inflected piano renditions are tinged with sly lyrical references to the Manhattan lifestyle, foibles, angst and romance. He gives rare performances and enjoys a cult following, or perhaps an adult one. His comedy-laced outings (he used to write for Victor Borge) flourish in the vein of Tom Lehrer and Dave Frishberg. Backed by Mark Wade on bass and guitarist Tony Romano, the repertoire takes on everything including fashion models, talking cats, celebrity chefs, digital romance, existential criminal behavior, kidney transplants and nannies. Definitely an off-center evening of musical fun for people with a rich vocabulary.
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Wednesday,  Feb 02 - 6:00PM 
FREE RANGE READINGS
Mira Ptacin, host

Mary Morris
A monthly nonfiction reading series that brings together up-and-coming and established writers to share their work with the rest of the world. Freerange practices the method of literary husbandry where the authors are permitted to write, read, and roam freely instead of being constrained by traditional categories or labels of their genre. This principle is to allow the writers as much freedom as possible, to live out their instinctual behaviors in a reasonably natural way, regardless of whether or not they are eventually killed for meat.

Art is a lie that makes us realize truth. -- Pablo Picasso
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Wednesday,  Feb 02 - 8:30PM 
JESS KORMAN IN SONGS OF DESPERATION FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY
Jess Korman, piano;  Mark Wade, bass;  Tony Romano, guitar
Jess Korman has delighted Cornelia Street Café audiences for over a decade, with his original songs laced with humor, wit, sophistication and inspired wackiness. Korman is the prototypical New Yorker whose jazz-inflected piano renditions are tinged with sly lyrical references to the Manhattan lifestyle, foibles, angst and romance. He gives rare performances and enjoys a cult following, or perhaps an adult one. His comedy-laced outings (he used to write for Victor Borge) flourish in the vein of Tom Lehrer and Dave Frishberg. Backed by Mark Wade on bass and guitarist Tony Romano, the repertoire takes on everything including fashion models, talking cats, celebrity chefs, digital romance, existential criminal behavior, kidney transplants and nannies. Definitely an off-center evening of musical fun for people with a rich vocabulary.
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Thursday,  Feb 03 - 6:00PM 
ARTISTS’ SALON
Robin, Angelo, Josh, and Tom, hosts

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This is a monthly opportunity for artists associated with the cafe--from every genre and every generation, past, present, and future--to gather informally, schmooze, re-invent the world, and hoist a glass of quelque chose (the only kind of chose to hoist). Our glorious curators are present, you can buttonhole them to find out what's cooking, you can introduce yourself to other toilers in the vineyard, invent projects and discover collaborators. All are welcome.
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Thursday,  Feb 03 - 8:30PM 
RUSS LOSSING SPIDER'S WEB
Russ Lossing, piano, compositions;  Ellery Eskelin, saxophone;  Mark Helias, bass;  Eric McPherson,, drums
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New York based jazz pianist, composer and recording artist Russ Lossing has composed over 400 works and has an international reputation as a world class improviser. Lossing has nine releases as leader on Hat Hut, Clean Feed, Fresh Sound, Double Time and OmniTone record labels. His critically acclaimed new solo piano release “All Things Arise” on Hat Hut Records “bridges the worlds of jazz and new music, the pieces feeling as if they arise out of the primal silence of the universe. Even the ‘standards’ feel as if they’re emerging newly formed from a magnificent world of thought and impulse.” Lossing’s Fresh Sound release,"Phrase 6" has quickly become a cult classic among musicians and his new cd ‘Line Up’, a duo with bassist john Hébert, has been hailed a ‘tour de force’.

Lossing's latest release, "Personal Tonal". received 4 stars in DownBeat Magazine, December 2010. Look for his upcoming HatHut Records release ' ORACLE' in 2011.

“…The pianist illuminates the silence, suspends the time, and intensifies the collective flux. The wealth of his harmonic knowledge, the fluidity of his phrasing and his attention to the weight of every single note creates a sound palette for endless pleasures.” --- JAZZMAN MAGAZINE (FR)

“...an intrepid searcher with an end point in mind.” - New York Times
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