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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

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Sunday
Apr 10
6:00PM  ENTERTAINING SCIENCE
Roald Hoffmann, host

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SING TO US, PLANETS

Ah, those heavenly bodies, storied in song…. One wonders what they think of our poking around them these days. Today we take a look at Mars, comets, our moon through the music of Columbus, OH singer Teresa Schleifer. And the science of physicist Robert Novak, CFC, Ph.D. of Iona College, who is part of an astrobiology team looking at the atmospheres of these close-by celestial bodies. Today, Mars’s atmosphere is too thin for liquid water to exist, but at one time, probably 2 billion years ago, it was much thicker and oceans existed. Did life exist on Mars back then? If so, what happened to it? Did it go underground? Or, perhaps, it left and ended up on Earth. Because the audience for songs is better on Earth.
 Cover $10

8:30PM  THE BRAZILIAN ACOUSTIC ENSEMBLE
Billy Newman, nylon string guitar, cavaquinho;  Bina Coquet, 7 string acoustic steel;  Hadar Noiberg, flute;  Tom Armstrong, pandeiro, percussion;  Ben Holmes, trumpet
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The “Brazilian Acoustic Ensemble” was formed by Guitarist Billy Newman in 2005 to play Brazilian instrumental music that was very infrequently heard here in the states on instruments not used in Jazz ensembles – Mandolin, nylon string guitar, cavaquinho and pandeiro. The Group has been delving into the great Genres of Brazilian music particularly Choro but also including Samba, Baião and Frevo. The constituents are frequent travelers to Brazil or Brazilian themselves. Our mission is to expose audiences to the rich breadth of instrumental sounds coming from this great country and seek parallels with the American jazz tradition. Recently the group did a sold out show at Cornelia Street with the great 7 string guitarist Rogerio Souza from Rio de Janeiro.
 Cover $10 (includes one house drink)   www.billynewman.com
Monday
Apr 11
6:00PM  "I ONLY SMOKE IN WAR ZONES"
A One Woman Show Written and Performed by Jennifer Rawlings

Award winning performer Jennifer Rawlings has been entertaining the troops for years. In her new one woman show, she takes you on an extraordinary journey filled with laughter, tears, family, and humanity.

$15.00 (includes a drink)   www.jenniferrawlings.com

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

Mark Holloway, viola;  Alexis Pia Gerlach, cello
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Our new classical series continues as pianist and musical director Simon Mulligan welcomes violist Mark Holloway and cellist Alexis Pia Gerlach.

The evening will feature Mr. Mulligan's new trio arrangement of Schubert's gorgeous F-minor Fantasy, originally composed as a piano duet.

$25.00 (includes a mingle with the artists and a tasting of German/Austrian wines).

  www.simonmulligan.com

Tuesday
Apr 12
6:00PM  CITY STORIES: STOOPS TO NUTS
Tommy Pryor, host

City Stories: Stoops To Nuts image
Merging storytelling & music, artists burrow through their warrens, digging in the dirt, interpreting their city experiences, past and present. Through song and story, they rebuild places that don’t exist anymore or hide from plain sight. Wiggle inside an ash can to escape a bully. Lean out a window with a pillow under your chest and see a guy across the street in a T-shirt running up a fire escape with a TV under his arm. Hurdle an air shaft on a roof just to feel your heart pound on the outside of your chest ~ or sit on a stoop and count the nuts on the block.

The neighborhood’s awake and talented storytellers & musicians are ready to paint characters and scenes for you. Here are April’s artists:

Michele Carlo is a writer/performer who’s lived in four of the five NYC boroughs and remembers when a slice of pizza cost fifty cents. She has been published in Mr. Beller’s Neighborhood’s Lost & Found: Stories From New York, Chicken Soup For The Latino Soul and SMITH magazine, and told her stories at the MOTH Mainstage. Michele’s memoir, Fish Out Of Agua: My life on neither side of the (subway) tracks, was published by Citadel Press in August 2010.

Claudia Chopek has been seen and heard playing with Bruce Springsteen, The Jonas Brothers, Moby, Sean Lennon, TV On The Radio, Nancy Sinatra, Donna Summer, Ryan Adams and Norah Jones. She’s been in 2 episodes of “Gossip Girl,” appears in the movie “The Jonas Brothers 3D Concert Experience,” and her arrangements and playing were heard in the Academy Award winning short film “The New Tenants.”

D. Indalecio Guzmán is a writer of fiction, essays, and articles. His work has appeared in the New York Press, the L Magazine’s Literary Upstart Reading Series, Mama D’s Arts Bordello, The Animal Farm Reading Series, Rosebud, Mr. Beller’s Neighborhood, Cinespect, and The Rio Grande Review. Visit dguzman.org for more information.

Thomas Pryor’s work has appeared in The New York Times, Mr. Beller's Neighborhood, PHC, and Thomas Beller's Anthology, Lost and Found: Stories from New York. His blog http://yorkvillestoopstonuts.blogspot.com/ is listed in The New York Times Blog Roll, his column runs in Our Town and he has a weekly internet radio show. Last year, Thomas appeared on PBS’s acclaimed nostalgic TV series, “Baseball: A New York Love Story.”

“Amanda Thorpe brings the concept of the chanteuse into the 21st century. Held together as much by Thorpe's versatile singing as by her love noir vision, she silkily moves through the crowd with a drink in one hand, the other, lightly brushing your shoulder as it passes by.” HIGH BIAS Michael Toland.

Adam Wade is a record 16-time StorySLAM winner, and a 2-time GrandSLAM Champion at The Moth. He's written for The New York Times and Glamour Magazine and has appeared on Late Night with Conan O'Brien and Comedy Central. You can find him online at: adamwade.com

Ward White is a singer/songwriter/guitarist whose music has garnered critical praise from The New Yorker, NPR, and Time Out New York, both as a solo artist and as one half of the duo, McGinty & White (w/Joe McGinty). The record release party for his new album, Done With The Talking Cure, will be at The Bowery Electric on Tuesday, April 19. www.wardwhite.net
 Cover $7 (includes one house drink)   yorkvillestoopstonuts.blogspot.com www.michelecarlo.com

8:30PM  LAUREN FALLS QUINTET
Seamus Blake, tenor sax;  Mike Moreno, guitar;  Can Olgun, piano;  Trevor Falls, drums;  Lauren Falls, bass
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Canadian bassist Lauren Falls is a fresh new face on the New York jazz scene. Primarily a performer with an unexpectedly strong command of the bass, Ms Falls is also an accomplished composer. Playing original compositions that draw from swing, folk, rock and modern jazz she aspires to write music for every listener to enjoy. Joining her on the bandstand are some of New York's most prominent jazz musicians.
 Cover $10 (includes one house drink)   www.myspace.com/laurenfalls
Wednesday Apr 13
6:00PM  INTERCULTURAL POETRY SERIES
Hosted by Alex Cigale and Masha Guseva

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Presentation and Celebration of the special issue of The Madhatter Review: Back from the USSR

Bilingual reading

Alex Cigale, Alex Galper, Vladimir Gandelsman, Andrey Gritsman

Mariya Gusev, Pavel Lembersky, Judith Baumel, Vasily Makhno

Irina Mashinski, Slava Mogutin, Alexander Ocheretyansky

Eugene Ostashevsky, Marina Rubin, Maria Shun, Marina Temkina

Genya Turovskaya, Yuriy Tarnawsky

and tranltors Peter Golub, Olena Jennings, and Wanda Phipps
 Cover $7 (includes one house drink)   www.madhattersreview.com/issue12/feature_ussr.shtml

8:30PM  POST FOLK: GRETA GERTLER
Curated by Becca Stevens

Greta Gertler, vocals
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Greta is an award-winning Australian singer-songwriter and pianist currently living in Brooklyn. She is putting the finishing touches on a double (eponymous) album with her orchestral pop collective, The Universal Thump (co-led by Adam D. Gold), who were recently featured on NPR's Song of the Day. Her most recent solo release is EDIBLE RESTAURANT - a tasty pop exploration into the meaning of food (and more), recorded with her New York-based rock band, THE EXTROVERTS, and mixed by master chef, Bryce Goggin (Pavement, Joan as Policewoman, The Ramones). WNYC Soundcheck has featured Greta as "a rising name in New York's downtown singer-songwriter scene." She has opened for Martha Wainwright, Joan As Policewoman, Glenn Tilbrook (Squeeze), Jolie Holland, Keren Ann and Madeleine Peyroux and co-wrote two hit songs (Blow Up the Pokies and Charlie 3) recorded by The Whitlams (Warner Music Australia). In 2007, she received an Australia Council for the Arts grant, to tour in support of the release of her album "Edible Restaurant". Her debut solo release The Baby That Brought Bad Weather (2003) is a lush, orchestral pop album featuring over 30 of New York's finest musicians. It received glowing praise from American press and radio, described as "one of those hoped-for revelations that emerged from the never ending pile of new releases" by Vin Scelsa (WFUV) and "a sonic revelation and lyrical treat" by John Rhodes (Headliner Magazine, Radio City Music Hall).

"She has a spacious voice and a welcome weakness for lushly orchestrated seventies-era singer-songwriter pop." - The New Yorker


 Cover $10 (includes one house drink)   http://www.TheUniversalThump.com

10:00PM  POST FOLK: CUDDLE MAGIC
Curated by Becca Stevens

Ben Davis Kristin Slipp Alec Spiegelman Christopher McDonald Dave Flaherty Cole Kamen-Green
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Cuddle Magic is a large ensemble from Brooklyn and Philadelphia that performs lush, whimsical songs with wide-ranging instrumentation (including strings, percussion, vibraphone, trumpet, clarinet, keyboards, guitars, and many voices). Made up of Ben Davis, Kristin Slipp, Alec Spiegelman, Christopher McDonald, Dave Flaherty, & Cole Kamen-Greenmade, Cuddle Magic plays plays deftly crafted arrangements of their complex and varied original music. They are as friendly and inclusive as their name might suggest. After forming as a quintet just over 4 years ago, they have gradually come to incorporate more and more of their musical friends into the band, constructing intricate soundscapes that include elements of folk, avant-garde, classical, world, and urban music.

“Cuddle Magic’s sound is gentle and lyrical, highlighted with soft, sensitive vocals and lyrics ranging from the absurd to the whimsically melancholy.” - Jason Rabin, The Deli Magazine


 Cover $10 (includes one house drink)   www.cuddle-magic.com

Thursday
Apr 14
6:00PM  FORDHAM GRADUATE POETS
Janet Kaplan, host

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Rock the Bronx!

Fordham University MA Poets Read!

With Rebecca Bates, Dominique Blanc, Amanda Calderon,

Kevin Dwyer, Sarah Grimm, Keff Kenner,

Daniel Reynolds, and Kseniya Zaslavskaya.

Brought to you by Janet Kaplan, Fordham's Poet in Residence.
 Cover $7 (includes one house drink)

8:30PM  MICHAEL BATES' OCTOBER QUINTET
Marty Ehrlich, tenor sax;  Russ Johnson, trumpet;  Russ Lossing, piano;  Michael Sarin, drums;  Michael Bates, bass
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This emerging innovator plays at the crossroads of structural experiment, contrapuntal rapture, and inarguable charisma and his quartet Outside Sources is more than just an assemblage of virtuoso musicians, it is a road-tested ensemble that showcases Bates' musical identity. Taking equal inspiration from jazz, western classical music and lasting modern acts like the Bad Brains and Ornette Coleman, Michael Bates' Outside Sources offers a peek into an engaging and up-and-coming musical mind and it is a watershed for enthusiasts of cutting-edge composition. This dynamic quartet has recorded for Dave Douglas' label Greenleaf Music and the latest recording blurs the line between composition and improvisation and leaves the listener in a vertiginous space where musical tradition teeters at the knife-edge of a modern zest for experiment.

All About Jazz called Michael Bates' Outside Sources, "a tight unit that reveled in richness, unpredictability, astounding technical ability and near-telepathic interaction."

"It’s no surprise that Greenleaf label owner Dave Douglas likes what he hears in bassist/composer Michael Bates, a musician who, like Douglas himself, evidences multifarious musical interests. From the Stravinsky-esque “Great Exhibition” to the freebop/funk convolution that is “Damasa”; from the circuslike “Fellini” Bates covers a lot of ground…he possesses monster chops, which he’s inclined to exercise in disparate ways…It’s to his credit that he’s internalized so many influences so successfully…" -Chris Kelsey, Jazz Times

"The rhythm-team is ever intricate and inventive, expanding and contracting and constantly shifting tempos with seeming ease. There are times when I swear I am hearing the Miles Davis Quintet of the mid-sixties, minus the piano. No small feat, I assure you."-Bruce Lee Gallenter, Downtown Music Gallery
 Cover $10 (includes one house drink)   www.outsidesources.org www.myspace.com/michaelbatesmusic

Friday
Apr 15
6:00PM  SON OF PONY
Kat Georges, host


The Friday night legendary open mic poetry series.

Arrive before 6 pm to sign up.

Featured : Jee Leong Koh

Spotlight: Talia Boylan

JEE LEONG KOH is the author of three poetry collections, including Payday Loans (2007, Poets Wear Prada Press) and Equal to the Earth (2009, Bench Press) and his brand new book Seven Studies for a Self Portrait, which will be launching at this event. His poetry has appeared in Best New Poets 2007 (University of Virginia Press) and Best Gay Poetry 2008 (A Midsummer's Night Press), and has also been nominated for the Pushcart Prize in 2008. Born in Singapore, he lives in New York City, and blogs at Song of a Reformed Headhunter (http://jeeleong.blogspot.com).

Spotlight poet TALIA BOYLAN is currently studying poetry at The Brearly School, and recently published a chapbook, "The Only Flat Place.

Doors open at 5:45 p.m.; the open reading begins at 6 p.m.

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

9:00PM & 10:30PM  AMANDA BAISINGER
Amanda Baisinger, vocals;  Ryan Scott, guitar ;  Pete Rende, piano, accordion;  Chris Morrisey, bass;  Dave Burnett, drums
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Tonight, Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter Amanda Baisinger will perform some of her most recent original material. Baisinger’s jazz sound combined with soulful lyrics will shape her latest collection of songs, which is scheduled for an upcoming CD release, following up on the success of her Short Songs album.

Baisinger will be accompanied by New York musicians Ryan Scott (Marianne Faithful, Christina Courtin) on guitar, Pete Rende (Rebecca Martin, Pete Rende Quartet) on piano and accordion, Chris Morrissey (Chris Morrissey Quintet, Mason Jennings) on bass and Dave Burnett (Phonograph, Jen Chapin) on drums. “With stunningly smoky vocals reminiscent of Paula Cole, the lilt of Joni Mitchell and the lush, jazzy warmth of Norah Jones, Amanda Baisinger enchants her listeners with a combination of elegance, emotion and sophisticated artistry. Her voice slides gently over languid melodies, the resonance filling in all the little pockets of harmony that dances between pop, jazz and folk. Always, there is a beautiful, exquisite haze that fills the air when her music begins." - CD Baby
 Cover $15 (includes one house drink)   http://www.myspace.com/amandabaisinger

Saturday
Apr 16
6:00PM  GREEK-AMERICAN WRITERS ASSOCIATION
Dean Kostos, host

Jacqueline DeWeever Mary Golias Walter Holland Heidi Schwartz Michael T Young
Host Kostos welcomes writers, and audiences feel the love.
 Cover $7 (includes one house drink)
9:00PM & 10:30PM  GERRY HEMINGWAY QUINTET
Oscar Noriega, alto, clarinet, bass clarinet;  Ellery Eskelin , tenor sax;  Terrence McManus, guitar;  Kermit Driscoll, bass;  Gerry Hemingway, drums
Gerry Hemingway Quintet image Lucy McManus
The quintet appearing on April 16th has evolved from Hemingway's long standing compositional platform that began in 1985 with the recording of "Outerbridge Crossing" and has enjoyed numerous incarnations while retaining its penchant for an integrative compositional/improvisational ensemble approach. What that adds up to is a compositional practice that has refined a way to frame the individual member's unique sonic, interpretive and improvisational vocabulary with pieces that are detailed, structured and rich with content. The character of the music is multi-faceted, from coloristic subtlety to visceral intensity, sometimes the groove is deep and other times the rhythmic interplay is elaborate and mischievous.

The quintet will be performing material from their soon to be released CD entitled "Riptide" coming out this summer on the Clean Feed label as well as presenting some re-arrangments of previous quintet material for this new instrumentation and personnel which combines players from ongoing & previous quartet and quintet projects.

"Hemingway is going where few jazz musicians have gone before, and he's doing it with rare intelligence and musical sophistication. In fact, this album is so good, I'm inspired to dust off the most hackneyed two-word phrase in the critic's lexicon: "highly recommended." Seldom has its use been more apt." Chris Kelsey, CounterCurrents - JazzTimes
 Cover $15 (includes one house drink)   www.gerryhemingway.com

Sunday
Apr 17
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 New Georges artists and friends: Susan Bernfield, Judith Greentree, Sarah Kate Jackson, Lauren Keating, Blake Lawrence, Cheri Magid, Winter Miller, Lizzie Olesker, Rachel Peters, Mallory Portnoy and MORE!

$15.00 (includes a drink)   www.newgeorges.org

8:30PM  BOBBY AVEY QUARTET FEATURING MIGUEL ZENON
Bobby Avey, piano;  Miguel Zenon, alto saxophone;  Thomson Kneeland, bass;  Jordan Perlson, drums
Pianist Bobby Avey returns to Cornelia St. Café with his trio augmented by saxophonist Miguel Zenon. Avey’s recent release A New Face was hailed, “A stand-out debut by an indisputable rising star,” by Dan McClenaghan of All About Jazz. Bobby Avey-piano; Miguel Zenon-alto saxophone; Thomson Kneeland-bass; Jordan Perlson-drums

“Avey deserves recognition as one of the most promising musicians of his generation.” - Ken Dryden
 Cover $10 (includes one house drink)   http://www.bobbyavey.com

Bobby Avey Quartet Featuring Miguel Zenon image Garth Woods
Drum kit donated by
CANOPUS DRUMS, Japan

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