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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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Mixed Media by LENNY ACHAN

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Sunday
Apr 04
6:00PM  PROGNOSTICATING THE WORLD'S WHEAT AND BLUEGRASS
Dave Soldier, host

Susie Dworkin Frank Oteri The String Messengers
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In 1999, a terrifying new form of wheat stem rust disease - spotted in Uganda and dubbed "UG99" - began to destroy the world's harvest of wheat, the staff of life, 22% of humanity's calories. It moved from Africa up the Arabian Peninsula; now it's threatening India and Pakistan. Next stop, China, Ukraine, France, Kansas. Breeders everywhere began searching wheat seed collections for sources of resistance. The largest collection was at the International Center for Improvement of Maize and Wheat in Mexico, developed by the brilliant Danish scientist Bent Skovmand. For three decades, Skovmand (1945-2007) collected, preserved and shared thousands of wheat varieties, becoming the central librarian for all the world's grain breeders. In an era when corporations and governments often jealously guarded breeding information, Skovmand fought to keep his seed bank a center for free, open scientific exchange. Can scientists like Bent Skovmand stop Ug99? Who's protecting the world's vital seed collections? What's being done to guarantee food security against new plagues and global warming?

Hear the answers when agricultural science visits Cornelia Street Cafe in the person of Susie Dworkin, author of the recent The Viking in the Wheat Field. Susie will discuss how a few scientists persist in trying to save the world despite mutating pathogens, terrifying new weather and the Byzantine politics of the battle for control of world agriculture.

For our arts section, what better than the future of bluegrass, a style originally devoted to Kentucky's grass and horses, as represented by long time friend of Cornelia Street, Frank Oteri, who in another life curates 21st Century Schizoid Music here on the 4th Monday of every month?

Frank's group The String Messengers features Frank York on fiddle and lead vocals; Mandola Joe York on bass vocals, mandolin, mandola; Jeff York on atomic guitar; Jon York on middle fiddle, that's a vie-oh-lah to the sophisticated folks of New York City; Uncle Murphy on additional vocals and rhythm guitar; Ratzo York (known to the outside world as Ratzo B. Harris) on the larger-than-life bass fiddle, with extra strings for good measure.

Frank and compadres will consider how Bill Monroe's and the Stanley Brother's legacies offer another world heritage that can be crossed to produce hybrids with the vigor to withstand the stressful artistic environments of the future.

A discussion between Susie and Frank will be mc'd by ex-blueberry breeder and current biologist / musician Dave Soldier.
 Cover $10

8:30PM  ROBIN VERHEYEN QUARTET
Robin Verheyen, saxophones;  Ralph Alessi, trumpet;  Thomas Morgan, bass;  Jeff Davis, drums
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Robin Verheyen Quartet is the newest project of Belgian saxophonist and winner of the 2008 Django D'Or Prize Robin Verheyen. His latest record 'Painting Space' with pianist Bill Carrothers got great reviews all around the world and now for this new quartet he will work together with acclaimed trumpeter Ralph Alessi, bassist Thomas Morgan and Dutch drummer Flin van Hemmen. They will perform new music by Robin Verheyen especially for this band. Collectively they have performed with Steve Coleman, Fred Hersch, Roy Hargrove, Michael Brecker, Ravi Coltrane, Uri Caine, Sam Rivers, Jason Moran, David Binney,...

'You didn't hear the name of Robin Verheyen yet? That will change... Since the maturity of his sound and the virtuosity of his phrasing on soprano as well as tenor, will be much talked about, as well as the daring architecture of his compositions.'
-Gwen Cathelin Jazzman France
 Cover $10   www.robinverheyen.be www.myspace.com/robinverheyen

Monday
Apr 05
6:00PM  MONOLOGUES & MADNESS
Tulis McCall, host

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Actors, time limits, laughter, tears, our floorboards are used to perfection.

An Evening of Original Monologues. No slamming, no judges, just great material, excellent actors and YOU.

Come See These Amazing Daredevils Perform Without a Net!!!


 Cover $10 (includes one house drink)   www.monologuesandmadness.com

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
Apr 06
6:00PM  WHITE SWALLOW READING SERIES:
Angelo Nikolopoulos, host

Monica McClure Julia Guez Jennifer Kronovet Amy King
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Monica McClure is currently pursuing her MFA at New York University. Her debut book of poetry, Now I’ve Got the Pill, will be out by Low Hanging Branch Press (2011).

Julia Guez, after five years of service with Teach For America, is now living in New York, pursuing a Masters in Fine Arts at Columbia and working part-time at The Academy of American Poets. At work on a first full-length collection of poetry, she has received a Harvey Fellowship and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Prize. New verse is soon to appear in Western Humanities Review, Inscape, The Blue Fifth and Basilica Review.

Jennifer Kronovet was born and raised in New York City. She holds an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Washington University in St. Louis, an M.A. in Applied Linguistics from Columbia University Teachers College, and a B.A. in English from the University of Chicago. She is the co-founder and co-editor of the journal Circumference: Poetry in Translation. She is the author of the poetry collection Awayward (BOA Editions, 2009).

Amy King is the author of I’m the Man Who Loves You and Antidotes for an Alibi, both from Blazevox Books, The People Instruments (Pavement Saw Press), Kiss Me With the Mouth of Your Country (Dusie Press), and forthcoming, Slaves to Do These Things (Blazevox Books) and I Want to Make You Safe. Her poems have been nominated for several Pushcart Prizes, and she has been the recipient of a MacArthur Scholarship for Poetry. Amy King was also the 2007 Poet Laureate of the Blogosphere. She is currently editing an anthology, The Urban Poetic, forthcoming from Factory School.

Angelo Nikolopoulos is a retired high school teacher currently pursuing an MA at NYU’s creative writing program, where he also serves as the managing editor of the Washington Square Review. He also works as a writing fellow at Goldwater Hospital on Roosevelt Island and is the founder of The White Swallow reading series.
 Cover $7 (includes one house drink)

8:30PM  TRAVIS SULLIVAN QUARTET
Travis Sullivan, alto saxophone;  Mike Eckroth, piano;  Nathan Peck, bass;  Brian Fishler, drums
  http://www.travissullivan.com
Wednesday Apr 07 6:00PM  FREE RANGE READINGS
Mira Ptacin, host

Scott Korb AJ Jacobs Mary Ellen Marks Maggie Moor
Scott Korb, author of the latest book Life in Year One: What the World Was Like in First-Century Palestine (Riverhead, March 2010);

AJ Jacobs, author of THE KNOW-IT-ALL: One Man’s Humble Quest to Become the Smartest Person in the World (Simon & Schuster ‘04), THE YEAR OF LIVING BIBLICALLY: One Man’s Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible (Simon & Schuster ‘07), and THE GUINEA PIG DIARIES: My Life as an Experiment (Simon & Schuster ‘09).


 Cover $7 (includes one house drink)

8:30PM  TRACY BONHAM & COMPANY
Tracy Bonham, vocals,violin,guitar, piano;  Nicole Federici, viola, violin;  Jason Roberts, guitar;  Konrad Meissner, drums;  Mike Merenda, voice, guitar;  Ruth Ungar Merenda, voice, fiddle;  Jon Darling, voice, guitar
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Join multi instrumentalist Tracy Bonham for new music from her upcoming release Masts Of Manhattan as well as old favorites and covers with new twists. She has an amazing line up: Nicole Federici: viola, violin. Dan Cho (Regina Spektor): cello. Mike Duclos: bass. Konrad Meissner: drums (Matt Nathanson). Tracy weaves in and out of alternative rock, where she is most commonly known, to bright moments of Classical, Eastern European, and Gypsy music in just a few brushstrokes. Tracy and her band will be joined by special guests Mike & Ruthy and Jon Darling of The Grey Race. Come join Tracy and her friends every first Wednesday of each month for the next four months, and watch collaborations unfold.

This classically trained Boston singer-songwriter sets meandering Aimee Mann-like melodies over bright electro-pop folk with string-laden atmospherics.
-Rolling Stone


 Cover $15   www.tracybonham.com www.myspace.com/tracybonham

Thursday
Apr 08
6:00PM  FOUR HORSEMEN OPEN MIC POETRY
Bob Quatrone, host

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Among Bob's poets tonight will be EVIE IVY, JANE ORMEROD, BRANT LYON, BONI JOI, CYNTHIA TORONTO, MIKE LOGAN, BOB HEMAN, JAY CHOLLICK, RONNA LEBO.
 Cover $7 (includes one house drink)
8:30PM  GNU VOX: JULIE HARDY AND MADDIE DEUTCH
David Devoe, host

Julie Hardy, voice;  Bob Hart , bass;  Joe Blaise, glockenspiel and voice;  Brian Adler, drums;  Maddie Deutch, voice, piano;  Ryan Weiner, guitar;  Ryland Kelly, bass
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Julie has been singing and writing songs for as long as she can remember. In the 7 years she has lived in NYC she has performed at almost every major jazz venue including Jazz at Lincoln Center, Jazz Standard and Birdland and has received praise from the New York Times, Downbeat and JazzTimes. She is also a faculty member at the New School and City College. Recently, Julie has shifted gears and is focusing again on her songwriting and piano playing. Her music is influenced by such artists as The Beatles, Tom York, Feist, Joni Mitchell, St. Vincent and Robert Schumann. In addition to singing her own songs, she is a member of an indie folk chamber music group called The Overnight Crossing which is a songwriting collaboration with singer/guitarist Mark Dewings.

Maddie Deutch is a 19-year-old singer-songwriter from Los Angeles, California. At the ripe age of 10 she began singing Broadway duets with heavyweights such as Dick Van Dyke, Lea Thompson, Tierney Sutton, the cast of Frasier and more. During her time at the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts she became a nationally recognized jazz singer, and at 17 she shifted gears once more and became a serious songwriter. Heavily influenced by The Beatles, Fiona Apple, and David Bowie she writes modern pop music with an unconventional twist - and sings it with a voice that’s well beyond it’s years.
 Cover $10   http://www.juliehardy.com http://www.myspace.com/madelyndeutch

Friday
Apr 09
6:00PM  SON OF PONY
Jackie Sheeler, host

Puma Perl, featured poet
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The Friday night legendary open mic poetry series.

Arrive before 6 pm to sign up.

Puma Perl is a poet and writer who believes strongly in the transformative power of the creative arts. Her work has been published in Cause & Effect, The Mom Egg, Brain Box, and other journals, and she has been a featured reader in various New York City venues. Her first book, Belinda and her Friends, is a series of linked poems based on the lives of several lower east side residents in the 1970's and 80’s.
 Cover $7 (includes one house drink)

9:00PM & 10:30PM  ARMEN DONELIAN GROUP
Armen Donelian, piano/composer;  Marc Mommaas, tenor saxophone;  Mike Moreno, guitar;  Dean Johnson, bass;  Tyshawn Sorey, drums
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Armed with stunning compositions and a new band of firebrands, veteran pianist/composer ARMEN DONELIAN proposes what promises to be a special night of music in preparation for an upcoming release. Marc Mommaas (sax), Mike Moreno (guitar), Dean Johnson (bass) and Tyshawn Sorey (drums) are co-conspirators.

“A pianist with a crystalline touch, but a penchant for avant gardism”
- New York Times

"Born in Queens in 1950, pianist Armen Donelian is one of today’s unassuming jazz masters, boasting early sideman credits with the likes of Mongo Santamaria, Sonny Rollins and Billy Harper. His latest output includes Grand Ideas, a three-volume solo-piano series; All Or Nothing At All, a tightly focused duo album with Dutch saxophonist Marc Mommaas; Quartet Language, unearthed from 1992, with the late altoist Thomas Chapin; and Oasis, featuring bassist David Clark and drummer George Schuller, the longtime trio cohorts who join him this week at the Museum. Donelian’s got a pensive, lyrical streak a mile wide, but don’t underestimate his ability to swing hard and throw punches."
- David R. Adler, Philadelphia Weekly
 Cover $15   www.armenjazz.com

Saturday
Apr 10
6:00PM  ITALIAN-AMERICAN WRITERS ASSOCIATION
Gil Fagiani, host

Maria Lisella Annie Rachele Lanzillotto
Italian American Writers Association, featured readers plus open mic, 5 minute limit.

Annie Rachele Lanzillotto is a poet, performance artist, songwriter, lead vocalist of her band FIASCO. Her first solo show, Confessions of a Bronx Tomboy: My Throwing Arm, was staged at the Manhattan Class Company's “New Works Festival,” Under One Roof's “Women 9 to 90” Festival.

In Lanzillotto's signature performance, Icewoman, she spins and destroys a 200- pound block of ice in her homage to her Barese father and grandfathers who delivered ice in the Bronx. She recently performed at IAWA's social event in Fall, 2009 at the Italian Cultural Institute.

Maria Lisella's two chapbooks, Amore on Hope Street (Finishing Line Press) and Two Naked Feet (Poets Wear Prada) were published in 2009. She has also authored poetry, a few short stories and won awards for her creative non-fiction that has appeared in anthologies such as Avanti Popolo: Italian American Writers Sail Past Columbus (ManicDPress, 2008), More Sweet Lemons (2011, Legas Press). She was a finalist in the competition for Poet Laureate in Queens in 2007. She has been reporting on the travel industry for the travel trade and consumer publications for the past 25 years and is a member of the New York Travel Writers Association.
 Cover $7 (includes one house drink)   http://www.iawa.net
http://www.annielanzillotto.com

9:00PM & 10:30PM  OPEN LOOSE
Mark Helias, bass;  Tony Malaby, tenor saxophone;  Tom Rainey, drums
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Open Loose is back with new music by Mark Helias.

Open Loose is a seminal trio of important composer/improvisors, continuing it's cultural exporations in the language of thoughtful freedom, USA style. On April 10th, they will be presenting a body of new work recently composed by Mark Helias.

“Mark Helias—his big steady organic bass, his compositions ever-changing—continues to set the standard for making music that bears shape and direction but also celebrates the freedom to improvise openly and… er… loosely. For ten years he and his powerful trio have refined and broadened the scope of this music so by now the players share an ethos that allows them to explore what making music in a group means. It’s three individuals bonded by the passion of collaboration.”
-Donald Elfman-All About Jazz

“But Open Loose is no ordinary band … Almost “classical” in its organization and technique, this sequence of improvisations on tantalizing themes is a highlight that more people need to hear. Freedom with design, it sounds like the very definition of jazz—the very definition of America at its best.”
Will Layman, PopMatters
 Cover $10   www.markhelias.com www.tonymalaby.com

Sunday
Apr 11
6:00PM  POETRY & PIANO
Angelo Verga, host

Suzanne Frischkorn, poet;  Farid Nassif, reading/piano
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Suzanne Frischkorn is the author of Girl on a Bridge, (2010) and Lit Windowpane (2008) both from Main Street Rag Publishing. In addition she is the author of five chapbooks, most recently, American Flamingo (MiPO, 2008).

Farid Nassif has recently published a collection of short stories called “Civilized Man,” available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Lulu.com. Other published materials include “Joseph Skibinski” and “SinSin,” that came out in SILO, a Vermont literary journal. He worked alongside the editor-in-chief of Data News Weekly (New Orleans), where he published “Lorraine Hansberry: Young, Gifted, and Black,” a preview article on New Orleans entertainment. He composed and recorded all musical parts of an album produced by Emily's Basement Records in Los Angeles and has performed professionally as a writer and musician in live venues such as Birds (in Los Angeles), Cheers (Boston), Freddy's (Brooklyn).
 Cover $7 (includes one house drink)   www.suzannefrischkorn.net/

8:30PM  NOAH PREMINGER GROUP
Noah Preminger, tenor saxophone;  Nir Felder, guitar;  John Hébert, bass;  Rudy Royston, drums
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Currently living in Brooklyn, NY, jazz saxophonist Noah Preminger has been receiving stellar recognition almost immediately after hitting the scene. Ben Ratliff of the New York Times raves about Preminger's debut recording, Dry Bridge Road: "More than just a promising starting point, this is a display of integrity; here’s a musician you feel you can trust... unusually graceful... [he] plays with care and dry precision, dividing his time among all registers, with even tone and projection in each." Noah's playing and his group's concepts are influenced by genres ranging from classic to contemporary jazz, from hard rock to ambient music. It is Preminger's uniqueness that sets him aside from other musicians: "He plays with not just chops and composure, but already a distinct voice."- Siddartha Mitter, Boston Globe.

Noah has had the opportunity to perform and work with Dave Liebman, John McNeil, Steve Davis, Nat Reeves, Dave Douglas, Joel Frahm, Dave Holland, John and Bucky Pizzarelli, Marvin Stamm, Kendra Shank, Jim McNeely, Phil Grenadier, Roscoe Mitchell, Bob Nieske, Tony Moreno, Cecil McBee, Bob Moses and others. As of recently, Noah has been an important member of groups including his own Noah Preminger Sextet and Quartet, the Cecil McBee Group, the John McNeil Group, the Dana Lauren Group and others. He has been fortunate to play all over the world for audiences small and large. Noah earned his BM at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston.

Noah's debut album, Dry Bridge Road, considered as "jazz debut of the year" by the prestigious Village Voice poll, is available on the Nowt Records label. The band includes: Russ Johnson- trumpet, Ben Monder- guitar, Frank Kimbrough- piano, John Hebert- bass, Ted Poor- drums and Noah Preminger-saxophone. The album was produced by John McNeil and recorded at Park West Studios in New York.
 Cover $10   www.noahpreminger.com www.myspace.com/noahpreminger

Drum kit donated by
CANOPUS DRUMS, Japan

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