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Entertaining Science: THE PAST LIVES 6/3/2018
Entertaining Science: ROUNDWORMS & SMALL HANDS 5/6/2018
Entertaining Science: THE PAST LIVES 4/1/2018
Entertaining Science: YOU ARE EXPERIENCED? 3/4/2018
Entertaining Science: From Nuclear Membranes to Aging... 2/4/2018
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: MUTANT MIRACLES 4/2/2017
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 : 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: 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: Rhapsody for Piano and Universe 5/13/2012
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 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 -- 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 -- 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
Entertaining Science -- Finally With Women 8/6/2006
Entertaining Science -- SMALL TALK AMONG THE BACTERIA 6/4/2006
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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Mar 02
Roald Hoffmann

Entertaining Science -- It's the Way it Shatters that Matters image
It's the Way it Shatters that Matters

So what are the biggest threats to our day to day safety? The facts may well come as a big surprise. Where are our real weaknesses? How come hips break? How do ballistic vests work? And what is crashworthiness? The drive to survive!

Learn the answers to these questions from Nadine Levick, Emergency Physician and Injury Researcher - best known for her John Hopkins ambulance crash tests, awarded the International Society for Automotive Engineers Women's Leadership Award!

And… conduct your own special and edible crashtest experiments and be entertained to the fabulous sounds of Dan Furman (Piano) and Michael Vitali (Drums) from the Primordial Jazz Funktets and the Dan Furman Trio who will transport you into some exhilarating musical inspiration to soothe your soul.
 Cover $10

Maria Cangiano, vocals;  Beledo, guitar;  Martin Balik, bass;  Martin Visconti, drums
Maria Cangiano's My South image
A unique South American fusion
MARIA CANGIANO, vocals/compositions
BELEDO, guitar/composition
MARTIN BALIK, bass/composition

An unique interpreter of Italian opera repertory and Argentine tango - called by the public "The Edith Piaf of Tango," MARIA CANGIANO presents in MY SOUTH, her personal fusion of South American music. MY SOUTH is a journey throughout Candombes, Milongas, Tango and Folk songs to the multiple roots-African, Native American and European-of South American music. At the center of this journey, MARIA CANGIANO presents her original compositions influenced by Argentine musical rhythms with lyrics from Jorge Luis Borges poems.

Called by her many fans, "Anna Magnani with voice," and "..Edith Piaf of Tango,.."

Mar 03
Shelley Stenhouse, host

SHELLEY STENHOUSE, poet and novelist, will host this evening celebrating two writers whose work she has helped develop. "Judy and Libby both have a background in theatre, and so do I.This evening will have the flavor of a play reading. Jeffrey C. O'Malley will read the male voices, and I will sing snippets of sixties songs. Come find out what happens to the mouse—and the world.

ELIZABETH SCHOETTLE will be reading from her novel-in-progress. She is also an artist; this past June she had her first solo exhibition with the Meredith Ward Gallery.

"...I turned around, went to my closet and got out my vacuum. Vroom. I started to suck up the loose popcorn from the floor of the cabinet, watching and listening as the hundreds of kernels-Oh! Until, Oh! I knew it Reader! My god, you should have seen, from out of the kernels emerged the fastest grayest most horrifying little mouse, his hair was blowing backwards, he was running, oh no Phoebe off, stop-schloop. Shit. The mouse went in the tube, bump, through the tube-I unplugged the machine. A very eerie vroom; apartment silent save for a few bird leaf and squirrel sounds; a dog barked, the sun moved into a cloud...."

JUDY RHODES is a writer/performer/photographer. Her theater credits include A Little Dickens, a one-woman show performed at the Edinburgh Festival and many other venues. She has appeared as Arkadina in The Seagull, Faye in Chapter Two and Martha in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Judy will be reading from a work-in-progress: "My first magic tablet. You push it across the table toward me on a small square of wrinkled aluminum foil. Wash it down with iced tea and orange juice, sit back and wait for the world to change. . . . The grey Eisenhower years were out; free love and the bombing of Hanoi were in; Crosby Stills Nash & Young are on the bedroom turntable, helplessly hoping."
 Cover $7 (includes one house drink)

8:30PM  AMRAM & CO
David Amram, piano, french horn, flutes, composition & surprises;  Kevin Twigg, drums, glockenspiel;  John de Witt, bass;  Adam Amram, percussion;  John Ventimiglia, actor
AMRAM & CO image
"Welcome to 2008"
David Amram Quartet, with Kevin Twigg, John Dewitt, Adam Amram , actor John Ventimiglia and surprise guests celebrating the publication of amram's new book, "Upbeat: Nine Lives of a Musical Cat" classics of jazz, world music, spoken word and amram's compositions.

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

Mar 04
Angelo Verga, host

Kaveh Bassiri Suzanne Gardinier
A night of ghazals, those wonderful formal lyrics that insinuate their way into the ear and soul.

An evening of ghazals, those hypnotic repetive songs that seep into the ear of the soul.

A night of ghazals for the ear and the soul. etc.

Suzanne Gardiner is the author of The New World and A World That Will Hold All the People, as well as Today: 101 Ghazals. She has received grants from the New York Foundation for the Arts and the Lannan Foundation, teaches at Sarah Lawrence College, and lives in Manhattan.

Kaveh Bassiri is a recent graduate of the Sarah Lawrence Writing Program.
 Cover $7 (includes one house drink)

Sherry Weaver, host

Greg Walloch Darlene White Faye Lane Andy Christie Master Lee Jon Levin
SPEAKEASY: Stories from the Backroom image
SpeakEasy is . . .

A new twist on the ancient tradition of oral history.

SpeakEasy is people telling stories-- true stories. Period. No scripts. No crib notes. No rehearsals. SpeakEasy has a dynamic and constantly changing cast of storytellers that include such greats as Mike Daisey, Jonathan Ames, and Reno, along with homemakers, lawyers, dog walkers, street magicians and writers.

You never know what you'll hear. So join us for what could be a life changing experience!

Martin Dockery is a five-time Moth GrandSlam storytelling finalist. His one man show about an office temp lost in West Africa, Wanderlust, recently made its New York City premiere at Ars Nova Theater.
Kimmi Auerbach is a former Fox News producer who now writes and performs full time. Her comedic monologues have been performed throughout New York, including a sold out run at the 9th Annual New York International Fringe Festival, several Moth GrandSLAM Championships, The Original Improv, The Kraine Theater, and The Bitter End. Her memoir The Devil, The Lovers & Me: My Life In Tarot was just published by E. P. Dutton.
Tracy Rowland: “It seemed like the monkey and I were really hitting it off, until....” And that’s how Tracy got into storytelling.
Elna Baker has written for ELLE Magazine, The Onion and one of her stories will be featured in comedian Jon Friedman’s book The Rejection Show (Random House/Villard 2008). This December she will be telling one of her stories on NPR's This American Life.
Jennifer DeMeritt takes first-person navel-gazing one chakra lower with her louche and literate stories. She’s published in, BUST Magazine and Glamour, and performed in NYC’s finest venues including KGB, Gotham Comedy Club, HERE Arts Center and, of course, the sack.
Rick Patrick: His films have been at the Aspen comedy festival, his private life on the BBC, and his performances on MNN. Not only a Painter, performer, Gardener, (A Garden by the Sea by Leila Hadley), he is a World renowned Collector of Silver, Furniture and ephemera for his modest Museum.
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Wednesday Mar 05 6:00PM  FREE RANGE READINGS
Mira Ptacin, host

six authors of non-fiction
Susan Orlean has been a staff writer at the New Yorker since 1992. She is author of several books, including "The Orchid Thief" which inspired the film "Adaptation." She is working on a book about dog actor Rin Tin Tin.

Maris Mitty James was born in San Diego and grew up in Tribeca. She received her BA from Smith College and is currently pursuing her MFA in Creative Nonfiction at Sarah Lawrence College. She is hoping to gather up enough paragraphs to make a book.

Mira Ptacin is a writer living in Brooklyn. She's worked as an archaeologist in Mongolia and as a funeral home director's apprentice in Maine while writing for the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies. She's a writer-in-residence at the Bronx Academy of Letters, teaches creative writing at the Westchester Women's Correctional Facility, and loves dogs.

Barbara McGuire: Notorious for being unable to pronounce a wide variety of words, ranging from dachshund (it's dash-hound, right?) to Penelope (Pen-a-low-pay…?), Barbara doesn't understand why really good movies don't get 10 fingers up, instead of just two thumbs. Having been born and raised in Los Angeles, it wasn't only during a year abroad in France that she came to realize Boston wasn't in the South. Peanut butter, travel, jagermeister, tofu and books are absolutely a few of her favorite things.

Adam Chandler: Adam Chandler, in a cosmic flux of entropy and laughter, was born on June 3, 1981 at St. Luke's Hospital in Houston, Texas. CEO and founder of , Chandler has served as a contributing editor for Heeb Magazine, a bartender at the Nolita House , and a volunteer for 826NYC since graduating from THE George Washington University and moving to New York City in 2005. His work has been featured in such publications as Heeb Magazine, PresenTense Magazine, Moment Magazine, Haaretz Online, Wonkette, and The New York Times comment forum. In 2007, Chandler was a writer-in-residence at the Cat'Art Centre in Sainte Columbe sur l'Hers in France. He currently lives in New York.

June Eding: June Eding is a Senior Editor for the on-line literary journal , She studied with Andrew Carrigan and Charles Baxter at the University of Michigan, where she also earned a BFA in Printmaking. She works for a publishing house in New York City and has published several books for children.
 Cover $7 (includes one house drink)

Jason Rigby , saxophones;  Mike Holober, Rhodes;  Russ Johnson , trumpet ;  Cameron Brown, bass;  Gerald Cleaver, drums
Jason Rigby Quintet image
"Diverse program" is sometimes a euphemism for "hodge-podge," but the young reed player's Translucent Space accounts for all its esthetic zig-zags. Allusions to electric jazz and classical motifs snuggle next to free-bop jaunts and hard- driving swing. Rigby plays as it lays, and does so with élan."
- Jim Macnie, NYC VILLAGE VOICE (Dec. 06)

"I'd go so far as to say that Translucent Space is the freshest and most individual jazz album of the year so far; it lets light through but in such a way that the antecedents and influences are sensed diffusely rather than clearly seen."
- Brian Morton, UK JAZZ REVIEW (Sept. 06)

"Translucent Space" (Fresh Sound-New Talent), the new album by the saxophonist and bass clarinetist Jason Rigby, doesn't come by its name casually; it's an album of airy, often diaphanous music, with faint echoes of early fusion and Third Stream. Mr. Rigby plays here with the album's rhythm section of Mike Holober on piano, Cameron Brown on bass and Mark Ferber on drums. At 8:30 p.m., Cornelia Street Cafe."
- Nate Chinen, NEW YORK TIMES (June 06)

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Mar 06
Robin, Angelo, Poul, and David, hosts

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.
Chris Crocco, guitar and compositions;  George Garzone, saxophone;  Francisco Mela, drums
Chris Crocco's fluid trio image
Chris Crocco's current group is called "The Fluid Trio", a bassless group at home in New York City. It includes legendary saxophonist George Garzone, and Cuban native Francisco Mela on drums. Exploring every aspect of truth, this trio plays with a ferocity and freedom... swing and organic color...."

The original “To Silvia,” essentially a slow ballad, is played to the heart by Garzone and the leader alike in an absolutely beautiful piece of music. I particularly enjoyed the rather dark and percussive rhythm of “Foreign Affairs,” containing expressive voices by Garzone and Mela against the backdrop of Crocco’s supportive guitar lines.The set ends with a solid solo performance by Crocco on his last original “Sand Rain.” The name of the group and the CD are somewhat apropos considering that the music flows gently with sparks of brilliance. A tight trio with unquestioned musicianship, their energy provides an engaging an impressive debut for Mr. Crocco.
.......... Ed Blanco - whole article

"You'll find an interesting meld of instrumentation on the disc..Guitar, Sax, and drums, yet each consummate in their delivery. Leader & jazz guitarist Chris Crocco offers us a clear predominance of jazz guitar found in his ultimate musical expression for the music he has chosen. The combined group demonstrates a wide knowledge & versatility of our beloved jazz idiom as expressed through their improvisations. Unique stuff indeed!!"
............George W. Carroll- whole article

Mar 07
Kathi Georges, host

Son of Pony image
The Friday night legendary open mic poetry series.

Arrive before 6 pm to sign up.

Featured Poet: Leanne Averbach

Canadian poet Leanne Averbach has performed with musicians across Canada, the US, the UK and Italy. Her first book Fever (Mansfield Press, Toronto) was short-listed for the national Gerald Lampert first poetry book prize in 2006. Her work has been published extensively in journals including Court Green, Washington Square, Descant, Fiddlehead, Dalhousie Review, Event, Canadian Literature, Sub-TERRAIN, Grain and others. She formerly taught at the University of British Columbia. The Georgia Straight (Vancouver's version of the Village Voice) writes, "The poems swing from worldly to wild."

Leanne's second video-poem Teacups & Mink screened at the 2008 New York International Independent Film & Video Festival and will screen this summer in Los Angeles. “Teacups & Mink” was created as part of a multi-media arts show which opened in Vancouver in December 2007 and is touring across Canada through 2010. Her first video-poem “Carwash” was screened at the Visible Verse Film Festival in Vancouver in 2004, and can be viewed at Her companion CD, “Fever” is a fusion of her spoken words and the blues/jazz accompaniment of the Vancouver group, Indigo.
 Cover $7 (includes one house drink)

Tony Malaby, tenor saxophone;  Mary Halverson, guitar;  Angelica Sanchez, piano;  Satoshi Takeishi, drums
Malaby-Halverson-Sanchez-Takeishi image

 Cover $10
Mar 08
Maria Lisella

Italian American Writers Association, featuring Chicago's Mike Guarino and Poetry Slam's Claire Ultimo , plus open mic, 5 minute limit.
 Cover $7 (includes one house drink)
Ron Horton, trumpet & flugelhorn;  Tony Malaby, saxophones;  Frank Kimbrough, piano;  Ben Allison, bass;  Tim Horner, drums
Ron Horton Quartet image
For the last 25 years, Ron has performed with many of jazz's top names, such as Andrew Hill, Jane Ira Bloom, Lee Konitz, The Jazz Composers Collective and many others. His three cds on OmniTone and Fresh Sounds have received world-wide acclaim from critics and musicians alike. Ron and his quintet will be performing music from his most recent cd, "Everything In a Dream" (Fresh Sounds New Talent-243) and music of Andrew Hill.
 Cover $12
Mar 09
Robin Goldfin, host

You don't have to be from the upper west side, but it helps.

ROBIN GOLDFIN is a writer, performer and teacher. His solo play, �The Ethics of Rav Hymie Goldfarb� played to sold-out houses in the summer 2005 Midtown International Theatre Festival. Robin�s work (prose and poetry) has been published in TIKKUN MAGAZINE, THE WEST 4th STREET REVIEW, ZEEK MAGAZINE and online at His stories have been anthologized in QUEER STORIES FOR BOYS: True Tales from the Gay Men�s Storytelling Workshop and his essays have twice been listed as �Notable Essays of the Year� in THE BEST AMERICAN ESSAYS series. Robin has twice been artist-in-residence at MAKOR, a network for Jewish artists in New York; twice been a fellow at The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts; and three times been guest of the residence at the Mishkan Omanim (Artists Residence) in Herzylia, Israel. Robin holds an MFA in Dramatic Writing from New York University and was appointed Master Teacher of Writing at New York University�s General Studies Program in 1996.

 Cover $7 (includes one house drink)

Russ Johnson, trumpet & flugelhorn;  Krzysztof Medyna, saxophone;  Andrzej Winnicki, piano;  Bob Bowen , bass;  Dave Anthony, drums
Komeda Project image
KOMEDA PROJECT, an acoustic jazz quintet, was brought to life from a desire to perform - on this side of the Atlantic - and be able to hear live, music of Krzysztof Komeda again. The group, with its latest CD release entitled "Crazy Girl" and its live performances, aims to bring the music of Krzysztof Komeda, its beauty, emotional intensity and logical yet dramatic structure, to a wider audience.

"While the jazz ethos is universal, Komeda's music distills the essence of Poland and pours it into the jazz bottle. Widely acclaimed as one of the prime creators of modern European jazz, Komeda's relatively short career had an enormous impact that is still being felt."
- Budd Kopmann/

While best known for his haunting soundtracks to Roman Polanski films, the Polish pianist and composer made plenty of music that commands full engagement. This quintet explores that rich musical terrain.
- - New York Times/June2007

Among music fans, jazz people typically possess an exaggerated need for new stimuli. To hear something that has not been heard before is their endless quest. They are hereby directed to "Crazy Girl" by the Komeda Project. My admiration for the album continued to grow as I listened to it.

I think it is one of the strongest albums I have heard this year - and I get a LOT of albums in the mail! Performance: 4 Stars
- - Thomas Conrad/Stereophile Magazine/July2007

A very exciting project. The excitement, energy and the logical yet free structure of Komeda's work is readily apparent in the arrangements and playing. ... these tracks are not meant to be museum pieces, but rather a reaction in the present to the very core of Komeda's music. A wonderful introduction to the musical world of Krzysztof Komeda. Highly recommended.
- - Budd Kopman/
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