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Entertaining Science: The Taste of Light  12/3/2017
Entertaining Science: Art At The Intersection Of The Ephemeral And The Eternal 11/5/2017
Entertaining Science: ASTROBIOLOGY, ACCORDIONOLOGY 10/1/2017
Entertaining Science: BE DAZZLED 9/3/2017
Entertaining Science: CROSSING GENRES, IN SEARCH OF EXOMOONS 6/4/2017
ENTERTAINING SCIENCE: THE NESTEDNESS OF THINGS 5/7/2017
Entertaining Science: MUTANT MIRACLES 4/2/2017
Entertaining Science: EVIDENCE THAT MUSIC HEALS, AND NOT JUST THE SOUL 3/5/2017
Entertaining Science: THE ABSTRACT BOWL! 2/5/2017
Entertaining Science: CARBON’S ITALIAN FAMILY CONNECTIONS 12/4/2016
Entertaining Science: Cold War, Warm Climate 11/6/2016
Entertaining Science: DO BABIES GET THE BLUES? 10/2/2016
Entertaining Science: The Jazz of Physics, Artificial Intelligence and Sculpture 9/4/2016
Entertaining Science: MUSIC FOR THE CORNELIA FIREWORKS 7/3/2016
Entertaining Science: THE MUSE AT THE BIRTH OF THE UNIVERSE 6/5/2016
Entertaining Science: FLAMENCO ON THE BRAIN 5/1/2016
Entertaining Science: The Jazz Cure for Molecules in Distress 4/3/2016
Entertaining Science: OLIVER ON OUR MINDS 3/6/2016
Entertaining Science: THE DANCE OF MOLECULES 2/7/2016
Entertaining Science: 65 MILLION YEARS OF BIRD EVOLUTION DON’T LIE 12/6/2015
Entertaining Science: WHAT MISTINGUETT AND MARIE CURIE TALKED ABOUT 11/1/2015
Entertaining Science : Oscillation/Why Wake Up in the Morning 10/4/2015
Entertaining Science : What did Roald do over the summer? 9/6/2015
Entertaining Science: Turning Breath Into Music 6/7/2015
Entertaining Science: THE HARMONIC DESTINY OF HEALING 5/3/2015
Entertaining Science: EGGSTRAVAGANZA (AND CHICKENS TOO) 4/5/2015
Entertaining Science: Pluto and the Ice Princess, Together at Last 3/1/2015
Entertaining Science: LUNINE, LIGETI, and McMURRAY 2/1/2015
Entertaining Science: SOUND SYMMETRY - Patterns of Mind  1/4/2015
Entertaining Science: SO YOU THINK YOU’VE HEARD IT ALL? 12/7/2014
Entertaining Science: Light and Color 11/2/2014
Entertaining Science: The Big Melt: Tales of Antarctica 10/5/2014
Entertaining Science: ONE NOTE AT A TIME? IT DOESN'T HAVE TO BE LIKE THAT!  9/7/2014
Entertaining Science: Unfolding Evolution 6/1/2014
Entertaining Science: Life's Music 5/4/2014
Entertaining Science: SING TO ME, O NATURAL PHILOSOPHER! 4/6/2014
Entertaining Science: EDGES and GRAVITONS 3/2/2014
Entertaining Science: MUSIC, LANGUAGE LEARNING US 2/2/2014
Entertaining Science: SMALL, DEADLY, AND DELICIOUS 1/5/2014
Entertaining Science: CO-SEISMIC PIANO 12/1/2013
Entertaining Science: Explosive evolution in birds 11/3/2013
Entertaining Science: Interactions : So Complicated It's Simple 10/6/2013
Entertaining Science: CIAO BELLA! WHAT MAKES AN ARIA OR AN ALCOHOL BEAUTIFUL? 9/1/2013
Entertaining Science: Mars ! 6/9/2013
Entertaining Science: MUSIC OF THE SPHERES 5/12/2013
Entertaining Science: On Paper 4/14/2013
Entertaining Science: Now Hear This! 3/10/2013
Entertaining Science: A Jump into the Gene Pool 2/10/2013
Entertaining Science: FLIGHT CLUB 12/9/2012
Entertaining Science: YOU ARE WHAT YOU HEAR 11/11/2012
Entertaining Science: IT YEAST AIN’T THE SAME 10/14/2012
Entertaining Science: Hearts and Devils 9/9/2012
ENTERTAINING SCIENCE: PAY ATTENTION! 6/10/2012
Entertaining Science: Rhapsody for Piano and Universe 5/13/2012
ENTERTAINING SCIENCE  4/8/2012
Entertaining Science: BEAUTY AND THE BEASTIES 3/11/2012
Entertaining Science: The Two Garys--Guitar Zero & Exponential 2/12/2012
Entertaining Science: SILENT GENES AND GENTLE SONGS 1/8/2012
ENTERTAINING SCIENCE: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, O UNIVERSE  12/11/2011
ENTERTAINING SCIENCE: THE DRONE AND THE UNIVERSE 11/13/2011
ENTERTAINING SCIENCE  10/9/2011
Entertaining Science 9/11/2011
Cafe Stories 7/25/2011
Entertaining Science 7/10/2011
Entertaining Science 6/12/2011
Entertaining Science 5/8/2011
Entertaining Science 4/10/2011
Entertaining Science 3/13/2011
Entertaining Science 2/13/2011
Entertaining Science: Abstraction and Passion: The Brainwave Music Project 1/9/2011
The Science of Fear in Words and MUsic 6/6/2010
Entertaining Science 5/2/2010
Prognosticating the World's Wheat and Bluegrass 4/4/2010
Entertaining Science -- Can culture emerge from scratch? 3/7/2010
Entertaining Science -- The Camera Never Lies 2/7/2010
Entertaining Science -- EXTREMES 1/3/2010
Entertaining Science -- YOU SEE WHAT YOUR BRAIN WANTS YOU TO SEE 12/6/2009
Entertaining Science -- SHAPES AND ENERGIES: LOVE AND HATE AMONG THE ATOMS 11/1/2009
Entertaining Science -- NATURAL LAW: DARWIN'S TANGLED BANK 10/4/2009
Entertaining Science -- THE WORLDS WE MAKE UP 9/6/2009
Entertaining Science -- ACQUA! THE SOUNDS AND SCIENCE OF WATER 6/7/2009
Entertaining Science -- EL BAILE BACTERIANO! 5/3/2009
Entertaining Science -- ANNIHILATION! 4/5/2009
Entertaining Science -- NANOARCHITECTURES: WHY MORE OF LESS IS MORE! 3/1/2009
Entertaining Science -- JEDUTHUN’S HEIRS: JEWISH GENES, JEWISH GROOVES 2/1/2009
Entertaining Science -- FLEAS ON STEROIDS 1/4/2009
Entertaining Science -- A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE LAB 12/7/2008
Entertaining Science -- IMAGINE SCIENCE IN FILM 11/2/2008
Entertaining Science -- The Haphazard Construction of the Human Mind 10/5/2008
Entertaining Science -- TABOOS 9/7/2008
Entertaining Science -- WAVE/PARTICLE 6/1/2008
Entertaining Science -- WHY DO WHALES SING? 5/4/2008
Entertaining Science -- It's the Way it Shatters that Matters 3/2/2008
Entertaining Science -- Five Feet High and Rising 2/3/2008
Entertaining Science -- SeaChange: Reversing the Tide 1/6/2008
Entertaining Science -- THINKING, FEELING 12/2/2007
Entertaining Science -- ALL IS PATTERN 11/4/2007
Entertaining Science -- Harmonious Triads 10/7/2007
Science 8/30/2007
Entertaining Science -- COLTRANE, EINSTEIN, AND COSMOLOGY 2 7/1/2007
Entertaining Science -- Reflections of the Animal Mind 6/3/2007
Entertaining Science -- HE SAYS, SHE SAYS, EITHER WAY IT'S ALL PHALLACY 5/6/2007
Entertaining Science -- A RIFF ON THE WAY TO STRUCTURE 4/1/2007
Entertaining Science -- ATYPICAL ANTIPSYCHOTICS 3/4/2007
Entertaining Science -- MIRROR, MIRROR ON THE WALL 2/4/2007
Entertaining Science -- COSI SIMILI, COSI DIVERSE 1/7/2007
Entertaining Science -- I FORGOT TO LEARN TO FORGET 12/3/2006
Entertaining Science -- NAMING NATURE 11/5/2006
Entertaining Science -- Chateau Jiahu, Vintage 7000 BC 10/15/2006
Entertaining Science 2 -- Chateau Jiahu, Vintage 7000 BC 10/15/2006

Entertaining Science -- CHOICES
 9/3/2006
Entertaining Science -- Finally With Women 8/6/2006
Entertaining Science -- SMALL TALK AMONG THE BACTERIA 6/4/2006
Entertaining Science -- BIOMINERALIZATION: THE BEAUTY OF FUNCTION 5/7/2006
Entertaining Science -- AFTERNOON OF THE CHIMERAS 4/2/2006
Entertaining Science -- IN YOUR EAR 3/5/2006
Entertaining Science -- DARWIN’S BIRTHDAY BASH 2/5/2006
Entertaining Science -- NEON! 12/4/2005
Entertaining Science -- IMPROVISING ON CHAOS 11/13/2005
Entertaining Science -- GM FOODS; MONSTERS OR MIRACLES? 10/2/2005
Entertaining Science -- FERNS 9/4/2005
Entertaining Science -- FROM SAMARKAND TO CORDOBA 8/7/2005
Entertaining Science -- SCIENCE AND THE MORAL LIFE--A MISMATCH? 6/5/2005
Entertaining Science -- WHY DO BIRDS SING? 5/1/2005
Entertaining Science -- SHUFFLE OFF THIS MORTAL COIL 3/6/2005
Entertaining Science -- ECO-OPERA-EVO 2/6/2005

 
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ART ON THE WALLS

Mixed Media by RACKIE DIANKHA

All art is for sale. Please inquire

Sunday
Apr 01
6:00PM  ENTERTAINING SCIENCE -- A RIFF ON THE WAY TO STRUCTURE
Roald Hoffmann


"A RIFF ON THE WAY TO STRUCTURE"

Construction crosses the natural-synthetic divide, for we are destined to build – temples and music and molecules – just as nature assembles its generous complexity. There be building blocks, propensities, but most assuredly the process is dynamic, a coming on and coming off, a riff on the way to rich structure.

Self-assembly is the subject of our evening. Molecular architect Shuguang Zhang, from MIT’s Center of Biomolecular Engineering, shows us how nature and we build on the molecular scale, from the bottom up. And Lisa Karrer and David Simons perform music that assembles and re-assembles itself in real time, triggering sounds in unpredictable ways, asking the listener to create their own connective tissues of meaning.

Reservations can be made by calling the café, 212 989 9319, but only from the Monday before the show (Mar. 26)."
 Cover $10   http://www.simons-karrer.com

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8:30PM  LIFE WITHOUT ROBOTS (FROM MONTREAL)
& B R A N D (FROM DENMARK)

Life Without Robots Adam Kinner, saxophone;  Lily Maase, guitar;  Miles Perkin, bass;  Liam O'Neill, drums;  BRAND: Jeppe Skjold, saxophones;  Stephan Sieben, guitar;  Anders Provis, drums
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B R A N D: Saxophonist Jeppe Skold is Is widely known in Scandinavia for his work with the experimental rock group Slaraffenland, who were recently signed to the American label Hometapes and have just finished their first tour of the Southwestern US. Guitarist Stephan Seiben is currently breaking news in the Danish media with the rock bands Källing, Big Bombastic Collective, and Sekten, which recently won a Danish Academy award for best vocal jazz. Stephan is a member of the collective ILK (Independent Label of København). Also based out of Copenhagen, Anders Provis recently released two simultaneous debuts, Ventilator and Textil, with two different trios of musicians. Provis also plays regularly with pianist Simon Tolddam in their duo project, Transmission Modpol - set to record this May - and recently toured Northern Europe and recorded with Dr Lonnie Smith.

Life without Robots:
"Some day soon we'll reach a point when life without robots is unimaginable." -future summit
Life Without Robots is an organic musical mechanism belonging to Brooklyn-based guitarist and composer Lily Maase, who has lately been finding a second creative home in Montreal, and three Montreal-based musicians who have all found their way, somehow, into Lily's life in New York. This is their attempt to reconcile the challenges of geography - and the horrors of Amtrak cafe food - with the intimacy of sound.

"Add modern technology, experimental compositional approaches, killer technique and a fearless sense of fun, and you've got some seriously remarkable new music. "
-the Weekly Alibi
 Cover $8   www.lilymaase.com www.signals.dk

Monday
Apr 02
6:00PM  4 HORSEMEN OPEN READING
Bob Quatrone, host


SPECIAL GUESTS:

JANE ORMEROD, BONI JOI, JEAN LEHRMAN, LINDA LERNER, PETER KERNZ, IRIS BERMAN, BOB LAGUARDIA, MICHAEL COOK, JIM KLEIN, JOE JACOVINO, AL TOBIAS, PUY NAVARRO, JOANN CIMILUCA, NAJLA SAID.
 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)

8:30PM  AMRAM & CO
David Amram, piano, french horn, flutes, composition & surprices;  Kevin Twigg, drums, glockenspiel;  John de Witt, bass;  Adam Amram, percussion;  John Ventimiglia, actor
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This series explores in his highly personable, generous and informal style the astonishing variety of David Amram's interests and accomplishments--renowned composer of symphonic classical music, jazz compositions, improvisation, spoken word, scat, he sits at the piano, schmoozes about music, about the greats, the beats, the obscure, the legendary; plays the French horn, pulls out all kinds of instruments (flutes, drums, horns) gathered from his many circumnavigations of the globe, pulls in guests drawn from just about every artistic walk of life.
 Cover $10   www.davidamram.com
Tuesday
Apr 03
6:00PM  POETRY
Ice


open mic plus invited poets

" A Cautionary Tale" performed by seven New York City Poets :

Pete Dolack, Jane Ormerod, Frank Simon, Theo Coates, Brant Lyon, Ice, Bob Hart


 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)

Poetry image
8:30PM  SPEAKEASY: STORIES FROM THE BACKROOM
Xeni Fragakis Greg Walloch Ophira Eisenberg James Braly Sara Barron Ryan Britt, storytellers
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Sherry Weaver brings life's travails and humor to the stage with NY's best storytellers
 Cover $8   www.speakeasystories.com
Wednesday Apr 04 6:00PM  NEW ORLEANS MUSICIAN RELIEF FUND BENEFIT
Estha Weiner & Jeanne Marie Beaumont, hosts

Lowry Hammer, singer/songwriter;  Bill Zavatsky, poet;  Evie Shockley, poet;  Cornelius Eady, poet;  Sascha Feinstein, poet;  Jacqueline Johnson, poet;  Yusef Komunyakaa, poet;  Suzanne Noguerre, poet
Cornelius Eady is the author of six books of poetry, including Victims of the Latest Dance Craze, which won the Lamont Prize, and most recently, Brutal Imagination. Several of his works have been adapted for the stage. In 1999, Running Man, a music- theatre piece co-written with jazz musician Diedre Murray was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and awarded two Obie awards.

Lowry Hamner, is a Mississippi native who has performed original and traditional music in many venues. He was founder of the band, The Cryers, who were signed by Mercury Records and recorded two highly praised albums. His “Shake It Up” was reissued as the title song of a Rhino Records power pop compilation in 1993. In the past decade and a half Hamner has returned to performing and recording as a solo artist; his CD of original songs, “Secrets of the Heart,” includes guest musicians such as John Sholle and Carey Brown.


 Cover $12 (includes one house drink)   http://www.lowryhamner.com

8:30PM  GIAN TORNATORE QUINTET
Gian Tornatore, saxophones;  Nate Radley, guitar;  Jon Anderson, keyboards;  Thomson Kneeland, bass;  Jordan Perlson, drums
Gian Tornatore Quintet image
Gian is a recording artist for Fresh Sound New Talent. He released his debut album, Sink or Swim, on the Fresh Sound New Talent record label in 2003. The success of his first album landed him an opportunity to record his second album, Blackout, also on the Fresh Sound New Talent record label. Since 2003, the members of this group have been cultivating their sound by performing regularly in the New York City area, and are currently in the process of recording their third album together.

"His tone is clear as a bell and his compositions display a quiet intelligence that's refreshing to behold."
-Florence Wetzel, All About Jazz
 Cover $10   www.giantornatore.com

Thursday
Apr 05
6:00PM  ARTISTS’ SALON
Robin, Angelo, Poul, David and Valerie, host


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.
8:30PM  WOLFGANG SCHALK QUARTET
Wolfgang Schalk, guitar, composition;  Helen Sung, piano;  Andy McKee, bass;  Ian Froman, drums
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Wolfgang Schalk has garnered international acclaim as a gifted guitarist and composer. Schalk has recorded four CDs with all original music released under his name including “The Second Third Man“ featuring 11-time Grammy award-winning Michael Brecker.

His new album "Space Messengers" (Universal Music) showcases intricate-yet-accessible performances of a colorful spectrum of Wolfgang Schalk's new compositions. The new CD features an impressive line-up of notable musicians, including Dave Kikoski on piano, Andy McKee on bass and Ian Froman on drums -- Schalk's working band since 2002. "Space Messengers" received enthusiastic praise from journalists, musical peers and fans alike.
 Cover $10   www.wolfgangschalk.com

Friday
Apr 06
6:00PM  PINK PONY POETRY
Jackie Sheeler


Jackie Sheeler's legendary open mic poetry series. Arrive before 6 pm to sign up. This week's feature is Bruce Weber's No Chance Ensemble.
 Cover $6   http://www.poetz.com
8:30PM  DOUBLE BILL: ALICE & RESPECT SEXTET
Seth Fruiterman, vocals, accordion;  Kyle Saulnier, woodwinds;  Leena Gilbert , violin;  Amali Premawardhana, cello;  Michael MacAllister, guitars;  Moppa Elliot, bass;  Rohin Khemani , tabla, percussion
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With Seth's beautifully subtle soundscapes and Kyle's infectious intensity, the two highly-caffeinated composers have created Alice, a unique outlet for their original compositions as well as their you've-never-heard-it-like-this covers. Drawing from influences as varied as classical music, folk, jazz, rock, pop, commercial jingles, and even video game music, Alice brings a seductive, singer-songwriter quality to all their performances. Equally at home in both a complicated written arrangement and a spontaneous group improvisation, it is a unique, genre-less sound that is alluring, accessible and organic.
 Cover $10   www.myspace.com/alicethebandnyc
10:30PM  DOUBLE BILL: ALICE & RESPECT SEXTET
Eli Asher, trumpet;  Josh Rutner, tenor saxophone;  James Hirschfeld , trombone;  Red Wierenga, piano, accordion, respectronics;  Malcolm Kirby, bass artisan;  Ted Poor, drums
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Formed in 2001, The Respect Sextet is a powerhouse ensemble dedicated to performing a wide variety of improvisational musics. Relying on their explosive energy, rare telepathy, outstanding musicianship, and a deep friendship, Respect pieces together free improvisations, original compositions, free jazz classics, television commercial jingles, text pieces, jazz standards, game pieces and more into “a whirling collage,” shouts Exclaim! Magazine, “that ransacks and reshapes the entire jazz tradition, from New Orleans march to Misha Mengelberg, Sun Ra to Charlie Parker.”

“Forget about the wan, self-conscious eclecticism that’s the bane of the current jazz scene,” wrote Nate Dorward, “this is the real deal, burning hard and bright.”

The Respect Sextet, through its eclecticism, its devotion to improvisation, its predilection towards swing, and its use of toys and “little instruments,” has drawn comparisons both to New Dutch Swing and the AACM. Many dialectics are at work (or play) in Respect's music, in which the serious, heady, and intellectual mingle with the light, comic, and absurd, where compositions alternate with improvisations, and where tight ensemble work coexists with loose, empathic interplay.

"This is world-class American jazz at its finest and freest. It's pure truth. Respect the truth."
--City Newspaper
 Cover $10   www.respectsextet.com

STREAMING LINK: www.respectsextet.com/audio.ph

Saturday
Apr 07
6:00PM  THE LIAR SHOW
Andy Christie, host


4 storytellers, three are being honest and one is lying. The audience grills them and votes on who they think is the prevaricator. Winners get an "I Can Tell a Lie" t-shirt.

Four of New York’s fastest talkers tell stories that will make you laugh or just make you glad you don’t live with them. But listen carefully because only three of them are telling the truth. Uncover the liar and win a prize worth its weight in Fool’s Gold.
 Cover $12 (includes one house drink)

9:00PM & 10:30PM  DOUBLE BILL: THE HERE AND NOW & EAST WEST QUINTET
David Devoe, curator

Tatum Greenblatt, trumpet;  Ben Roseth, alto sax;  Drew Pierson, piano;  David Dawda, bass;  Sean Hutchinson, drums;  Dylan Heaney, alto and tenor saxes;  Simon Kafka, guitar;  Mike Cassedy, keyboard;  Ben Campbell, bass;  Jordan Perlson, drums
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The Here and Now Quintet is excited to be making their New York City debut at The Cornelia Street Café. These five young men all grew up together in Seattle, Washington and have been playing and performing with each other for more than a decade. In the past few years, the members of The Here and Now have moved to the East Coast and have begun to make their marks individually, appearing with some of the most important people in jazz music; a short list of associations include Omer Avital, Allen Pasqua, Wynton Marsalis, Christian McBride, Maria Schneider, Danilo Perez, and Dave Holland. The music of The Here and Now Quintet draws deeply from the rich tradition of jazz and pushes forward into other folkloric world music, inspired heavily by recent trips to Israel and Argentina. The Here and Now Quintet is a unique band in that they are very young, and yet very mature as a group, and their music is an experience not to be missed.

The East West Quintet is fast emerging as a new voice in jazz music. With a strong repertoire of innovative and original music, the group showcases the individual talents of its five members while maintaining a cohesive group sound. Since forming in 2003, the Quintet has been playing to packed houses of enthusiastic fans in New York City and throughout the West Coast. Described by one of their fans as Jazz with the energy of a rock band, the Quintet always puts on an exciting show, attributing their fast-growing popularity to their ability to connect with audiences of all types. The group is currently promoting its second CD, The Brooklyn EP, which it released in June of 2006.
 Cover $10   www.tatumgreenblatt.com www.eastwestquintet.com

Sunday
Apr 08
6:00PM  HOTEL ST. GEORGE PRESS
Hotel St. George Press image
Hotel St. George Press Launch Party, featuring an extended, theatrical reading from THE SESSION: a novella in dialogue by Aaron Petrovich. Original Monotypes by Vilem Benes.

Funny, frantic, and with a subversive intelligence, Aaron Petrovich's Keaton-esque heroes, Detectives Smith and Smith, stumble upon a bizarre new religion while investigating a murdered mathematician's missing organs.

"The comparison is not to New York pshyco-ward inhabitants, but to Samuel Beckett's damned individuals."--NYTheatre.com

Hotel St. George Press--the new imprint from Akashic Books--is dedictaed to publishing original fiction that playfully fuses the formal craftsmanship of art books with the substantive content of dynamic, modern prose. Aaron Petrovich will be joined by HSGP cofounders Alex Rose and David Willems and artist Vilem Benes in celebration of this new literary venture.
 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)

8:30PM  GLOBAL MOTION
Nikolaj Hess, piano;  John Hebert, bass;  Tony Moreno, drums;  Marc Mommaas, tenor saxophone
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Hess and Mommmaas's co-lead group Global Motion has existed since 98, released 2 cds with the music of Mommaas, one duo album Marc Mommaas featuring Nikolaj Hess. Global Motion plays Hess (with guests Jeff Ballard perc and Ben Monder guit) is soon to be released.

The music of Hess is an original mix of the beautiful Scandinavian lyricism and simplicity and a strong influence from American jazz and the complex and spellbinding rhythms of African music.

Nikolaj Hess won the RAI competion best young European jazzpianoplayer when he was 22, and gold in Berlingskes Rytmiske musikkonkurrence. He has been very succesful on the European Jazz scene the past many years, and is now based in New York, getting a lot of recognition on the scene here, also from his collaboration with dutch sax player Marc Mommaas in the band Global Motion, in the Hessismore band, Nikolaj Hess Trio and others. NH has also worked with Lee Konitz, Chris Cheek, Greg Hutchinson, Ben Allison, Benny Golson, Fela Kuti, Robert Wilson, Marilyn Mazur, Caroline Henderson, Hal Wilner, Christian McBride and many others.

$ 10.00 – Students $ 8.00   www.mommaas.com ww.nhess.dk

Drum kit donated by
CANOPUS DRUMS, Japan

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