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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
Dec 06
6:00PM  ENTERTAINING SCIENCE -- YOU SEE WHAT YOUR BRAIN WANTS YOU TO SEE
Roald Hoffmann

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YOU SEE WHAT YOUR BRAIN WANTS YOU TO SEE

Do we see what is real? Or is what we see a construction of our brain? What convinces us that what seems so, is in fact so? The eyes are notorious liars. We are repeatedly fooled by appearances. The more we learn about the brain, the more it appears that what we take as reality is indeed construed by the brain.

Anna Ipata, of the Department of Neuroscience at Columbia University, will tell us how the brain discounts much visual information, and selects only what it needs to obtain a certain kind of knowledge of the world.

Apposite music will be provided by PewPew and the QQ's, a New York garage band that demonstrates what happens when neuroscientists stop paying attention to their science.
 Cover $10

8:30PM  BASS-DRUM-BONE
Mark Helias, bass;  Gerry Hemingway, drums;  Ray Anderson, trombone
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BassDrumBone, now enjoying it's 32nd year of performing their collective and diverse repertoire of original work together will make an all too rare appearance Sunday December 6th at the earlier starting time of 8:30. The longevity of this trio seems to retains it strength from the individual evolution of these three bandleader/composer's music which ranges from hard swinging blues and second line to the far reaches of color, texture and rigorous compositional structure. The gazillions of miles this trio accrued playing for audiences all over the world has heightened what began as a natural and immediate chemistry in 1977. For more on the band's voluminous history visit http://gerryhemingway.com/bassdrumbone.html. The music will draw from this history and feature some of their newer works commissioned by Chamber Music America
 Cover $10
Monday
Dec 07
6:00PM  MONOLOGUES & MADNESS
Tulis McCall, host


Actors, poets, car dealers, defrocked clergy, bond traders, everyone has a brief in-character story to tell.
 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
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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
Dec 08
6:00PM  NEW YORK STORY EXCHANGE
Barbara Aliprantis

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Storytelling occurs the second Tuesday of every month.

FORMAT: A night of cameos, including one by the illustrious curator/host of this series BARBARA ALIPRANTIS

This December eve gathering will feature a cornacopia of poignant, heartwarming stories, including The Christmas Truce (a WWI peace story) with a great message for modern times!

ERICA LANN-CLARK grew up listening to stories. Born on the eve of the Holocaust, baby Erica escaped with her Viennese Jewish family across an ocean and landed in Brooklyn’s cultural hotbed. Her immigrant mama and papa spun passionate tales to bring their history alive with tears and gales of laughter. Everything that happened was seed for a future story. These memories inspire Erica's powerful stories. She tells to honor the past and bless the future.

KURT GERSTMANN was smuggled out of Germany through a network of Catholic safe houses to the Holy Land prior to WWII. At the age of 14 he joined the Hagana Underground and at 16 joined the just born Israeli Army. After Medical Studies in Switzerland, he immigrated to the US where he spent his adult life as a Pathologist in the NYC area. His stories are drawn from that background and are in turn funny and poignant.

JIM HAWKINS, beloved Irish-American Storyteller/Actor/Musician and gifted teacher, charms audiences and lifts our spirits with his stories and songs, including memories of his childhood spent in the Midlands of Ireland and on the stoops and concrete sidewalks of Astoria, Queens.

ELIZABETH ROWE, storyteller/actor/writer and teacher, performs in English and French! Her repertoire includes a rich blend of family stories, world folktales, myths, legends and literary stories. Tonight she’ll tell her Scottish father's first hand account of The Christmas Truce (a WWI peace story).

"'Twas Christmas in the trenches where the frost, so bitter hung. The frozen fields of France were warmed as songs of peace were sung..." - Christmas in The Trenches, Words & Music by John McCutcheon

"...Our truest response to the irrationality of the world is to paint or sing or write for only in such response do we find truth." - Madeleine L'Engle (Reflections on a Writing Life)


 Cover $7 (includes one house drink)

8:30PM  LIAM SILLERY'S OUTSKIRTS
Liam Sillery, trumpet;  Matt Blostein, alto saxophone;  Jesse Stacken, piano;  Michael Bates, bass;  Vinnie Sperrazza, drums
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Trumpeter Liam Sillery/ Outskirts seeks the aural confines outside of the comfortable ordinary. He extends this journey in the title of his third OA2 release, Outskirts. This disc is about exacting composition within non-standard time signatures, making for craggy, inventive music that satisfies without bewildering. It is an evolution from his previous On The Fly (OA2, 2005) and Minor Changes (OA2, 2004) where Sillery's stark, tart trumpet chips precise pieces from the compositions he is sculpting. Alto saxophonist Matt Blotstein likewise follows Sillery with a precise and defined tone; nevertheless providing Sillery is musical foil. Sillery's rhythm section is top notch, as would be required for such richly complex music.

“Sillery, although influenced a little by Freddie Hubbard, Woody Shaw, and Wynton Marsalis, has his own approach and displays lots of potential.”
-Scott Yanow, All Music Guide
 Cover $10   www.liamsillery.com www.oa2records.com

Wednesday Dec 09 6:00PM  NEW YORK QUARTERLY (AN EXTRA DATE! A HOLIDAY GIFT!)
Ted Jonathan, host

Leslieann Hobayan Shya Scanlon Douglas Treem
Our end of year bonus to all our poetry mavens, NYQuarterly hosts two events this month.
 Cover $7 (includes one house drink)
8:30PM  THE SONGWRITER'S BEAT 9TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT
Valerie Ghent

Celia Chavez Valerie Ghent Amanda Homi Bernard Davis
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Tonight we celebrate the 9th Anniversary of The Songwriter's Beat with performances by Amanda Homi, Celia Chavez, Valerie Ghent & Bernard Davis.

In the past nine years, over 280 songwriters, five week-long festivals and hundreds of new songs have graced The Songwriter's Beat stage! Tonight we enter our 10th year of presenting top performing songwriters in the intimate and supportive listening environment found only at The Cornelia Street Cafe.

More information on tonight's performers:

Amanda Homi

Celia Chavez

Valerie Ghent

Bernard Davis

The Songwriter's Beat is New York's premiere performing songwriter series. Hosted and founded by Valerie Ghent, four up-and-coming songwriters perform new material in a supportive and intimate atmosphere. This month's celebration evening features Amanda Homi, Valerie Ghent, and special guests.

Founded in 2000, The Songwriter's Beat has presented over 275 songwriters from the Tri-State area as well as visiting songwriters from other parts of the United States, Canada, France, the UK, Ireland, Australia, South Africa, Cuba and Japan. Every third Wednesday of the month, four songwriters of varying musical styles perform original songs and are encouraged to try out their newest material and arrangements. The series culminates in a week-long songwriters festival each July, featuring performers from throughout the years.

The Songwriter's Beat welcomes songwriters from around the world, so when planning your trip to New York, allow time for The Songwriter's Beat!

The Songwriter's Beat is honored to receive support from The ASCAP Foundation.


 Cover $10   songwritersbeat.com valghent.com

Thursday
Dec 10
6:00PM  SHAKESPEARE ANYONE?
P J Escobio, host

Carey Van Driest Shad Ramsey Marni Penning P. J. Escobio
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Strange Bedfellows is the theme this go around.

We'll be looking at the literal (Cleopatra's death, and Marina's first night at the Brothel) and the metaphorical (The Tempest's clowns, and the Roman triumvirate from Ceasar), plenty of odd relationships (Richard and Anne, Kate and Petruchio, Bertram and Diana) and of course a surprise or two!

The Shakespeare Anyone? Players have collectively performed in over 75 productions of and have over 50 years experience with the Bard.

So come and join us for some mirth and mayhem!
 Cover $7 (includes one house drink)

8:30PM  GNU VOX: ANDY BEY
David Devoe, host

Andy Bey, voice, piano;  Joe Martin, bass;  Vito Lesczak , drums
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After a twenty two year absence from recording Andy Bey returned with four albums that have become a permanent part of the musical landscape. The 2005 Grammy Nominated American Song is a delicious celebration of one of America’s great gifts to the music world: The American Songbook. On his latest release Ain’t Necessarily So Bey brings the energy of live performance to compositions by the gods of American Songwriting. Insiders have always known about Andy Bey. Given his limited output of studio recordings, live performances were the source of Bey’s reputation as singer. Aretha Franklin reminisces about the nights when Andy and The Bey Sisters worked the Village in New York: “Soon as I finished my gig I’d run over to hear them. Andy never got the recognition he deserved . . . jazz originals . . . brilliant and precious.” Like the playground legend who never made it to the NBA, Andy Bey was almost consigned to the fading murmurs of those who caught him in Paris in ‘59, or Birdland in the mid ‘60s. There are few left who remember when Lena, Nina and Carmen crowded into Harlem’s Shalimar to hear Bey light it up. That tantalizing footage of Andy Bey and his sisters delighting a crowd of Parisian partygoers in the Chet Baker documentary Let’s Get Lost, gives us a clue of the years of brilliance that were never committed to vinyl. One can only imagine what we’ve missed. But, we have been blessed with four records that have changed how we think of Jazz vocals. Decades intervened between those after hours below the radar sessions and the 1996 recordings presented on Ain’t Necessarily So. But the vivid performances haven’t dimmed. Like so many before him, British vocalist Jamie Cullum described what it’s like to fall under Bey’s spell: “Andy Bey was at Ronnie Scott’s and I saw him six nights in a row. I got into a huge amount of debt going to see Andy Bey. What I love about him is that he creates an atmosphere. As soon as he opens his mouth, you’re transported to another place.”


 Cover $15   www.andy-bey.com

Friday
Dec 11
6:00PM  SON OF PONY
Jackie Sheeler, host

Dawson/Scott, music and spoken word
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The Friday night legendary open mic poetry series.

Arrive before 6 pm to sign up.


 Cover $7 (includes one house drink)

9:00PM & 10:30PM  TONY MALABY'S DOUBLE HEART
Tony Malaby, saxophones;  Ingebrigt Hacker Flatten, bass;  Eivind Opsvik, bass;  Tyshawn Sorey, drums
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This is what Andrey Henkin, All About Jazz wrote about their last appearance at the cafe in April:

The heart and pulse are often used as musical symbols for beat and rhythm. Make then what you will of saxophonist Tony Malaby's Exploding Heart with William Parker and Nasheet Waits. His Double Heart Band, a conceptual variation of that group as well as his recent Cello Trio, performed a remarkable set at Cornelia Street Cafe Apr. 12th. That it was Easter Sunday may have subconsciously contributed to the solemnity of some of the music but more likely it was Malaby laying back, reveling in the double double basses of Norwegians Eivind Opsvik and Ingebrigt Hacker Flaten, two sides of the same kroner. When Malaby plays a set (solely on tenor in this case) with his eyes mostly shut, listeners should know they are seeing him at his most focused. That was the case during the first set as he either floated nebulously over the dense weave of the two uprights, communed with one or the other or just stood motionless, smiling at the thrum. Drummer Tom Rainey laid his rhythms adroitly between Flaten and Opsvik, punctuating Malaby's lines. Visually, the quartet seemed like a plane: Malaby in the cockpit, Rainey the crucial tailfin, the two bassists coasting through the air currents. The material was taken from the albums featuring Exploding Heart (Flaten subbed for Parker on a tour) and Cello Trio as well as four new pieces. Apart from the opener, the rest of the 65-minute set was played as a delicious medley, Malaby more interesting in braising than flambéing.
--Andrey Henkin, All About Jazz, May 2009
 Cover $10   www.tonymalaby.com www.eivindopsvik.com

Saturday
Dec 12
6:00PM  ITALIAN-AMERICAN WRITERS ASSOCIATION
Maria Lisella, Gil Fagiani, hosts


Italian American Writers Association, featured readers are: Michael Steffen & Barbara Fragoletti Hoffman, plus dynamic open mic, 5 minute limit.
 Cover $7 (includes one house drink)
9:00PM & 10:30PM  TONY MALABY’S APPARITIONS
Tony Malaby, tenor saxophone;  Drew Gress, bass;  Tom Rainey, drums;  John Hollenbeck, drums
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Tony Malaby's Apparitions featuring two drummers — Tom Rainey and John Hollenbeck — along with a bassist, Drew Gress

....."The process began a couple of years ago when he performed several times with two drummers and loved it: "It's just the most comfortable couch, or like taking a warm bath, just being surrounded by that sound and falling into it." He soon knew who the band was going be; having played together a lot in various other combinations, they already had a shared vocabulary to build on. They worked with Tony's structural concepts more than with written-out compositions: "I decided to try to create platforms for my favorite 'zones' that we'd developed or would hit on. So for example, a multi-layered zone where the four of us are each playing in our own pulse or dimension in time, or a very transparent zone where it's cymbals/mallets/brushes and I'm playing flute-like and Drew's playing arco. And the question is: how am I going to get this into a composition, how am I going to structure it?"
- read more: http://www.tonymalaby.com/apparitions.htm
- listen: http://www.tonymalaby.com/mp3s/Apparitions.mp3
 Cover $10   www.tonymalaby.com

Sunday
Dec 13
6:00PM  NELIDA TIRADO FLAMENCO
Angelo Verga, host

Nelida Tirado, dancer;  Pedro Cortes Jr. , guitar;  David M Castellano , Singer/Guitarist
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A beautiful dancer, an intimate setting, our new stage gets the work out it deserves. ole!

Nelida Tirado recently hailed as “magnificent” from The New York Times is known for her intense grace and powerful style. She began her formal training at Ballet Hispanico of NY, training in classical ballet, graham, Spanish dance/ flamenco. At 19 she toured the US with Jose Molina Bailes Espanoles. She was a soloist and dance captain of Carlota Santana’s “Flamenco Vivo and an original member of the Metropolitan Opera’s Spanish Ballet in Franco Zeferelli’s production of “Carmen”. Her studies led her to Spain where performed in World Music Institue’s “Gypsy Caravan 1” with Antonio El Pipa and was soloist /dance captain of “Compania Maria Pages” performing throughout Europe, Asia and the Flamenco Festival USA 2001 and 2002. Upon arrival to the US, shes worked with Noche Flamenca, and was featured solo flamenco dancer in “Riverdance On Broadway”. She was awarded the BRIO award 2007 for artistic excellence from Bronx Council of the Arts and featured in Dance Magazine’s “25 to Watch” for 2007.

As a self-taught singer, David M Castellano has established himself in the United States as one of the top flamenco singers. He began singing and playing professionally since the age of 20. His world-wide performances include a variety of musical venues and theaters in places such as Mexico, Paris, India, Russia, Puerto Rico and Israel to name a few. His talent has led him to perform with such great artists such as Pilar Rioja (The Queen of Spanish Dance), middle eastern pop fusion group - Alabina, Omayra Amaya, Nelida Tirado and Carlota Santana Flamenco Vivo as well as television spots and commercial compositions. In the past four years, he has also been musical director of Flamenco Si, a New Jersey based theater company. Currently David resides in New York and performs locally and world wide.


 Cover $15 (includes one house drink)   www.NELIDATIRADO.com

8:30PM  MALABY-SANCHEZ-RAINEY
Tony Malaby , tenor saxophone;  Angelica Sanchez, piano;  Tom Rainey, drums
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Even without settling into typical rhythmic patterns or harmonic frameworks, the trio manages to insinuate forward momentum with a linear logic that reveals abstract lyricism. Working collectively, Malaby's horn stands on equal footing with Sanchez's electric piano, and Rainey's drums provide as much harmonic color and texture as they do fluctuating rhythm. Conversational in the extreme, this is one trio that listens as well as it plays.
Troy Collins on Malaby-Sanchez-Rainey
 Cover $10   www.tonymalaby.com
Drum kit donated by
CANOPUS DRUMS, Japan

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