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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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Mixed Media by LENNY ACHAN

All art is for sale. Please inquire

Sunday
Mar 13
6:00PM  ENTERTAINING SCIENCE
Roald Hoffman, host

Adrienne Klein Dr. Susan Zolla-Pazner
AIDS, with Heart, Humor and Hope

An AIDS poster is a warning call against a global threat. A group of AIDS posters reveals that this single unifying concern covers a wide variety of issues. How do you warn barbers in Mozambique, club kids in Sweden and travelers in Thailand? Adrienne Klein works with a collection of 6,000 AIDS posters and she will show us how the posters are variously funny, beautiful, shocking and serious -- are subject to the filter of distinct cultures. Immunobiologist Dr. Susan Zolla-Pazner was involved in the diagnosis and description of the first AIDS patients in 1981. She is Professor of Pathology at NYU School of Medicine and the recipient of a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for development of an AIDS vaccine. She will tell us about her current work, showing how data that reveal the secrets of the virus can be both informative and visually beautiful.

$10 admission plus one drink minimum
 Cover $10

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8:30PM  DAN TEPFER / BECCA STEVENS DUO
Dan Tepfer, piano;  Becca Stevens, vocals, charango
Dan Tepfer / Becca Stevens Duo image
For the third iteration his 2011 Duo Series, pianist Dan Tepfer invites the exquisitely soulful singer Becca Stevens to join him for an evening of duos. Hailed by The New York Times as a “best-kept secret” with an “impressively absorbing” debut album, Stevens has established herself as a singer/songwriter of enormous talent whose songs expand and blur the boundaries of folk, jazz, and pop while engaging the listener through keen poetic observation, rich musical language, and beguiling singing. Dan Tepfer has been called "an exceptional young player who has made an indelible impact on the scene" by Time Out; he has achieved recognition for his voracious appetite, encompassing everything from notated music to free improvisation in contexts ranging from solo to full orchestra. Previous guests of the series have included Mark Turner, Paul Motian and Julian Lage.

"Brilliant… Dan Tepfer is a sharp young talent, rugged and emphatic... A young pianist of exceptional poise who is drawn to the deeper currents of melody." -- New York Times

"Flexible and crystalline, Becca Stevens' voice comes with its own set of intriguing affectations." -- Downbeat
 Cover $10 (includes one house drink)   www.dantepfer.com www.beccastevens.com

Monday
Mar 14
6:00PM  NEW FACES OF 2011 - WITH JOHN MCWHORTER AND FRIENDS!
John McWhorter, host and musical director

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Our favorite song stylist is back with an evening's worth of musical gems from the Great American Songbook! John will be on piano, serving up songs stretching from a hundred plus years ago to last week.

John's January shows were standing room only, so make your reservations early!

$10.00 cover plus $10.00 minimum

8:30PM  CLASSICAL CORNELIA
Simon Mulligan, host and musical director

Simon Mulligan, piano;  Caroline Stinson, cello
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Classical Cornelia: "Faurés a Jolly Good Fellow! - Music of Debussy and Fauré"

Tonight we inaugurate a new classical series at the cafe featuring Simon Mulligan on piano. This month, Simon welcomes cellist Caroline Stinson. The two first met playing chamber music with Lynn Harrell at the Aspen Music Fesitval back in 1994 and have given a number of recent concerts in NYC. Tonight's program will be mostly French composers, including sonatas by Debussy and Faure, (Fauré's a jolly good fellow, etc).

$25.00 (includes a mingle with the artists and a tasting of French wine).

  www.simonmulligan.com www.carolinestinson.com

Tuesday
Mar 15
6:00PM  VANITAS: NEW POEMS WITH OLD MUSIC
Jane McKinley, host

Vita Wallace, violin;  Lisa Terry, cello;  Daniel Swenberg, lute and theorbo
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Tonight we welcome poet Jane Mckinley, who will read from her debut collection, Vanitas, with Baroque interludes performed by the Dryden Ensemble. (Music by Bach, Handel, Corelli, Weiss, and others).

The Dryden Ensemble includes Jane McKinley, oboe; Vita Wallace, violin; Lisa Terry, cello; and Daniel Swenberg, lute & theorbo.

$10.00 cover plus one drink minimum

8:30PM  BLUE TUESDAYS: JO LAWRY
Julie Hardy: host

Jo Lawry, vocals;  James Shipp, vibes, percussion;  Gilad Hekselman, guitar;  Matt Clohesy, bass;  Jordan Perlson, drums
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Australian-born vocalist Jo Lawry returns to Cornelia Street Café for her first New York performance since her stint as with Sting on his 2010/2011 Symphonicities tour. Jo’s debut album, I Want to Be Happy, was released in 2008 to rave reviews, and named among the “Best CDs of the Decade” in Downbeat Magazine. In addition to working with her own quintet, Jo is the vocalist for the Fred Hersch Pocket Orchestra, whose album, Live at Jazz Standard was released on Sunnyside Records. Jo has been featured as a guest on numerous recordings; stand-outs include Dr. Lonnie Smith’s album Rise Up! and Kate McGarry’s Grammy-nominated If Less is More… Nothing is Everything. She appears here with her quintet, featuring James Shipp (vibes/percussion), Gilad Hekselman (guitar), Matt Clohesy (bass) and Jordan Perlson (drums).

“Jo Lawry numbers among our favorite discoveries of the past year.” Time Out New York

$10.00 cover plus one drink minimum   www.jolawry.com

Wednesday Mar 16
6:00PM  SHELLEY STENHOUSE : NEW BOOK : IMPUNITY
SHELLEY STENHOUSE
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SHELLEY STENHOUSE (writer/editor) was a finalist in the 2009 National Poetry Series; received a NYFA Fellowship; an Allen Ginsberg Award; published in New York Quarterly, The Antioch Review, Prairie Schooner, Quarterly West and others; has read on NPR. NYQ Books published her new poetry collection, Impunity.

"Shelley Stenhouse's poems are about sex and using drugs and being a woman, and having money and not having money and how vague life is. None of this stuff is made the slightest bit melodramatic or exaggerated. Instead, her writing has a particularity of detail, an emotional precision and honesty which amounts to that all-too-rare quality called Frankness. When I read these poems, I think, again and again, "So I'm not the only one," which is consoling, refreshing, amusing, sad, and rehabilitating. I love this work, and Impunity will turn you on, bring you down, and grow you up." —Tony Hoagland

For this book launch admission is free, and the delightful Ms Stenhouse has graciously arranged to provide finger food. Clearly some book buying is anticipated. And perhaps a trip to the bar.

8:30PM  LUCIAN BAN & MAT MANIERI: ANGELS OF REPOSE
Mat Maneri, viola;  Lucian Ban, piano;  Trevor Dunn, bass;  Gerald Cleaver, drums
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The NEW quartet from pianist LUCIAN BAN and violist MAT MANERI and featuring unique bassist TREVOR DUNN and visionary drummer GERALD CLEAVER. Working at the edge of contemporary jazz the four musicians present an original body of work that favors silence as much as musical intensity. Pulsating fractals, forgotten melodies, microtonals, the abstract grooves, against and pro avant-garde, the beauty of lyricism, the uneven rhythms.

Having worked together in dozen of past and current projects - including in the case of Cleaver, Ban and Maneri the acclaimed 2010 Third Stream extravaganza " Enesco Re-Imagined" (released by Sunnyside Records) - the 4 musicians will present a dedicated body of music written - and improvised - especially for this ensemble.
 Cover $10 (includes one house drink)   www.lucianban.com www.myspace.com/matmaneri

Thursday
Mar 17
6:00PM  PO'JAZZ
Golda Solomon, host

Gabriele Tranchina, vocals;  Joe Vincent Tranchina, piano
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This month Po'Jazz welcomes:

Gabriele Tranchina (www.gabrieletranchina.com) “Tranchina can swing with the vivacity of Anita O’Day and echo the fragility of Astrud Gilberto on ballads, but there is nothing derivative in her kaleidoscopic flourishes, embracing chants, rap, spoken passages and vocalese.” — Christopher Loudon, JazzTimes "She embodies the new voice of jazz. Technically perfect, she interprets classic Cole Porter in an expressive manner, whereas tunes like ‘Stormy Monday arouse reminiscences of the great Billie Holiday." — Darmstädter Echo (Germany)

Joe Vincent Tranchina (www.jovitra.com) has been recognized for the past 14 consecutive years with ASCAPlus awards for performances of his original jazz compositions. “Pianist Joe Vincent Tranchina plays all the right things at the right time and combines good taste with linear thrust.” — Grego Applegate Edwards

Golda Solomon (www.jazzjaunts.com): poet, performer hosts Po’Jazz at The Cornelia Street Café, Greenwich Village, NYC and takes her JazzHag tour on the road with outstanding musicians. Be on the lookout for her new collection, Medicine Woman of Jazz, published by World Audience. Golda continues to facilitate, ArtSpeak: From Page To Performance, ekphrastic writing workshops partially funded by Poets & Writers at Blue Door Gallery, Yonkers, NY where she is poet-in-residence. “Poet Solomon...think of it as Jack Kerouac revisiting the mile high city and grabbing a sandwich at the New York Deli while in town.” — Norman Provizer, Rocky Mountain News “Po’Jazz at Cornelia Street is one big friendly party of good words, good sounds, and good food.” — Gladys Serrano, Mutable Music


 Cover $15 (includes one house drink)

8:30PM  TONY MORENO GROUP
Tony Moreno, drums, composition;  Ron Horton, trumpet, composition;  Marc Mommaas, tenor sax, composition;  Johannes Weidenmeuller, acoustic bass;  Jean Michel Pilc, piano
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"New-York-based drummer Tony Moreno is simply one of the most sought after musicians of his profession. He tours around the world, teaches at New York University Jazz Program, City College (NY) and Columbia University, and has done clinics in France, Canada, Spain, Germany, Denmark and the US. Mr. Moreno is part of countless ensembles and projects, participated on over 300 recordings, DVD's and Broadcasts, and tonight will be leading his group with some of New York City's finest musicians.

The drummer Tony Moreno seeks a supple flow in his music, but also a subtle tension. In this quintet he has the right partners to strike that balance: the trumpeter Ron Horton, the tenor saxophonist Marc Mommaas, the pianist Jean Michel Pilc and the bassist Johannes Weidenmueller. -Chinen,New York Times

"Tony Moreno uses the wide range of colors at his disposal really effectively. His ingenuity and resourceful drumming are at the heart of this group." John Taylor/Pianist
 Cover $10 (includes one house drink)

Friday
Mar 18
6:00PM  SON OF PONY
Kat Georges, host

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The Friday night legendary open mic poetry series.

Arrive before 6 pm to sign up.

Dada Poetry Salon

It's back! And better than ever. The Fourth annual edition of the very special one-night-only DaDa Poetry Salon, with DaDa hostess Kat Georges!

Featured guest poets will include DaDa superstars including boxer/poet Arthur Cravan and dada manifesto creator Tristan Tzara, brought back to life for this special event. Plus: new videos, book giveaways and more. The first 50 people will receive a free copy of the inaugural and only issue of Maintenant 5 (inspired by Arthur Cravan's 1915 Maintenant magazine, the first 'zine ever produced!). Included in the FREE zine is a special limited edition CD of contemporary Dada music and Wordscapes.

Wear your favorite Dada fashion, bring your Dada-inspired poetry for the open reading (sign up at 5:45, limited spaces available!).

Admission is $7, which includes a free drink.
 Cover $7 (includes one house drink)

9:00PM & 10:30PM  "TWO MILES A DAY"
Jacob Sacks, piano;  Eivind Opsvik , bass;  Paul Motian, drums;  Mat Maneri, viola
During a rehearsal one day in early 2005, Pianist Jacob Sacks and bassist Eivind Opsvik had a conversation where they posed the question to one another, “out of all the remaining living masters, who would you want to play with if you got the chance?” The unanimous answer was ‘Paul Motian!’ After resolving to make this a reality, Sacks and Opsvik decided upon the idea of doing a recording and inviting violist Mat Maneri to participate. The album "Two Miles A Day" was the result. In June 2010, with an invitation from the Cornelia Street Cafe, they presented the quartet with Paul Motian in a live performance for the very first time. On March 18th and 19th, the quartet will be back at the Cafe for a return engagement.

"Putting viola player Mat Maneri with veteran drummer Paul Motian was a stroke of genius. They share an obsession for pernickety, ornate gesturing and their concept of time transforms pulse into endlessly malleable modules. The foresight to bring the two men together came from New York - based pianist Jacob Sacks and bass player Eivind Opsvik, and the resulting album is a joint release by two labels - an enterprising way for labels to cover costs in the future perhaps? The disc opens with "Ha!", a good-natured composition from which Maneri's microtonal viola locates unexpectedly weighty insides. "Simple Song" has the flow of a nursery rhyme and Maneri, again, flips the tune on to its dark side; a joyful solo from Opsvik restores its intrinsic optimism. Sacks is an impressive pianist - he relishes tossing glassy clusters against the flow, but the harmonic pattern he reciterates on "Evening Kites" reveals his homely and genteel side. An enjoyable record, an important one even" - Philip Clark, Wire

"The evening’s cover charge will also apply to a later set by Mr. Sacks and Mr. Opsvik, who recently released a likably cagey album, “Two Miles a Day” (Loyal Label/Yeah Yeah), with Mat Maneri on viola and violin and Paul Motian on drums. On the album these players explore hazy terrain, with a casual approach to resolution. The mood should be no less mysterious than on record, and the interplay just as strong." - Nate Chinen, NY Times
 Cover $15 (includes one house drink)   www.myspace.com/jacobsacks www.eivindopsvik.com

Saturday
Mar 19
6:00PM  GREEK-AMERICAN WRITERS ASSOCIATION
Dean Kostos, host


This month our featured readers are Lili Bita, Kalliope Constantaras, Veronica Golos, John Trause, & Robert Zaller.
 Cover $7 (includes one house drink)
9:00PM & 10:30PM  "TWO MILES A DAY"
Jacob Sacks, piano;  Eivind Opsvik , bass;  Paul Motian, drums;  Mat Maneri, viola
During a rehearsal one day in early 2005, Pianist Jacob Sacks and bassist Eivind Opsvik had a conversation where they posed the question to one another, “out of all the remaining living masters, who would you want to play with if you got the chance?” The unanimous answer was ‘Paul Motian!’ After resolving to make this a reality, Sacks and Opsvik decided upon the idea of doing a recording and inviting violist Mat Maneri to participate. The album "Two Miles A Day" was the result. In June 2010, with an invitation from the Cornelia Street Cafe, they presented the quartet with Paul Motian in a live performance for the very first time. On March 18th and 19th, the quartet will be back at the Cafe for a return engagement.

"Putting viola player Mat Maneri with veteran drummer Paul Motian was a stroke of genius. They share an obsession for pernickety, ornate gesturing and their concept of time transforms pulse into endlessly malleable modules. The foresight to bring the two men together came from New York - based pianist Jacob Sacks and bass player Eivind Opsvik, and the resulting album is a joint release by two labels - an enterprising way for labels to cover costs in the future perhaps? The disc opens with "Ha!", a good-natured composition from which Maneri's microtonal viola locates unexpectedly weighty insides. "Simple Song" has the flow of a nursery rhyme and Maneri, again, flips the tune on to its dark side; a joyful solo from Opsvik restores its intrinsic optimism. Sacks is an impressive pianist - he relishes tossing glassy clusters against the flow, but the harmonic pattern he reciterates on "Evening Kites" reveals his homely and genteel side. An enjoyable record, an important one even" - Philip Clark, Wire

"The evening’s cover charge will also apply to a later set by Mr. Sacks and Mr. Opsvik, who recently released a likably cagey album, “Two Miles a Day” (Loyal Label/Yeah Yeah), with Mat Maneri on viola and violin and Paul Motian on drums. On the album these players explore hazy terrain, with a casual approach to resolution. The mood should be no less mysterious than on record, and the interplay just as strong." - Nate Chinen, NY Times
 Cover $15 (includes one house drink)   www.myspace.com/jacobsacks www.eivindopsvik.com

Sunday
Mar 20
6:00PM  NEW GEORGES' TRUNK SHOW
Susan Bernfield and Sarah Cameron Sunde, hosts

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The Cornelia Street Cafe is proud to welcome one of New York's most innovative and exciting theatre companies, New Georges, in a new monthly series where New Georges' original and irreverent artists whip out new pieces from the ol' trunk!

This month featuring featuring New Georges artists and friends: Carolyn Baeumler, Nicole Greevy, Sarah Hammond, Priscilla Holbrook, Anna Jones, Lauren Keating, Carson Kreitzer, Ashley Nease, Mallory Portnoy, Robin Rice-Lichtig, Cara Scarmack, Kiki Stevenson, Stephanie Viola, Nathan Richard Wagner, Christopher Weston and MORE!

$15.00 cover (includes a drink)

  www.newgeorges.org

8:30PM  SCOTT DUBOIS QUARTET
Scott DuBois, guitar;  Jon Irabagon, tenor, soprano saxophones;  Thomas Morgan, bass;  Kresten Osgood, drums
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Guitarist Scott DuBois’ music is described by Jazz Times as “fascinating”, by Cadence Magazine as “exceptional…faultless, a perfect gem” and by AllAboutJazz New York as “captivating music for the meditative thinker”. He has recorded two CDs with David Liebman for the historic Soul Note record label, Monsoon (2004) and Tempest (2006), two CDs for New York’s Sunnyside Records, Banshees (2008) and Black Hawk Dance (2010) and was selected as a Semi-Finalist in the 2005 Thelonious Monk Jazz Competition. New York City’s Downtown Music Gallery wrote that Scott is, “one of the best and most adventurous guitarists in New York City”, and Spain’s largest jazz media source, Tomajazz.com, calls Scott, “one of the best modern jazz guitarists.” Tonight DuBois is joined by tenor saxophonist Jon Irabagon, winner of the 2008 Thelonious Monk Competition, along with the dynamic rhythm section consisting of Thomas Morgan on bass and Kresten Osgood on drums.

***** (5 stars) “Wonderful, evocative…a profound delight.” - DownBeat Magazine, Paul de Barros
 Cover $10 (includes one house drink)   www.scottdubois.com www.jonirabagon.com

Drum kit donated by
CANOPUS DRUMS, Japan

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