Performances
See the previous week's performances.  June 12-June 19, 2011 See the next week's performances.
 

SEARCH 
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

 
See the previous week's performances. June, 2011 See the next week's performances.
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
29 30 31 1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30 1 2

* Cover is given where known


* There is a one-drink
minimum per set
* Reservations for shows downstairs can only be made by phone:
212-989-9319

ART ON THE WALLS

Mixed Media by RACKIE DIANKHA

All art is for sale. Please inquire

Sunday
Jun 12
6:00PM  ENTERTAINING SCIENCE
Roald Hoffman, Dave Soldier hosts

Robin Beckhard, vocalist;  Paul Greenwood, pianist;  Tim DeVoogd, scientist
SINGING IN THE BRAIN

Birds! The creatures of romance and fidelity—and of “feather-brained” giddy impracticality. This Entertaining Science will present both fact and fiction—songs of nightingales, canaries, bobwhites and pigeons, mixed with observations and discoveries on birds’ capacity for learning and memory, and on the changes in the brain that make the learning possible. A sad crow (in song) will segue into thoughts on brain capacities and constraints… and how beauty is always in the eye of the beholder. Finally we will think (and sing) about human memory.

Robin Beckhard (vocalist) has one life as a consultant for a firm involved in leadership development, a second as a cabaret singer, and a third as a frequent migrant between New York and Ithaca.

Paul Greenwood(pianist) has appeared as pianist, musical director and singer in NewYork’s premiere cabaret venues, including The Oak Room at the Algonquin,The Improv and The Metropolitan Room.

Tim DeVoogd (the one not singing or playing the piano) does research on bird brain neurobiology at Cornell, with particular interests in mechanisms of learning and in evolution of capacities for learning.

$10.00 cover plus one drink minimum


 Cover $10 (includes one house drink)

8:30PM  SARAH WILSON:CD RELEASE PARTY, TRAPEZE PROJECT
Sarah Wilson, trumpet,compositions;  Myra Melford, piano;  Ben Goldberg, clarinet;  Jerome Harris, bass;  Matt Wilson, drums
Sarah Wilson:CD Release Party, Trapeze Project image
Join Bay Area composer/trumpeter Sarah Wilson, as she celebrates the release of her recent CD Trapeze Project in concert on Sunday, June 12 at the Cornelia Street Cafe, 29 Cornelia Street, New York. Joining Wilson are her bandmates from the CD — clarinetist Ben Goldberg, pianist Myra Melford, bassist Jerome Harris, as well as drummer Matt Wilson.

Wilson has emerged as “one of the most intriguing and promising composers and trumpeters on the contemporary music scene," (Derk Richardson, San Francisco Chronicle). Her original work has premiered internationally and earned numerous commissions; she was one of 11 California artists (and just 2 musicians) awarded an Investing in Artists grant in the Artistic Innovation category from The Center for Cultural Innovation (CCI), and most recently she was one of 6 California composers awarded a prestigious Composer Collaboration award from the Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation and The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.

She earned wide acclaim for her 2006 Evander Music debut, Music for an Imaginary Play, as well as her most recent CD Trapeze Project (Brass Tonic Records).
 Cover $10 (includes one house drink)   www.sarahwilsonmusic.com

Monday
Jun 13
6:00PM  “HOW TO SURVIVE YOUR ADULT RELATIONSHIP WITH YOUR FAMILY”
A Comic Evening with Polly Frost

“HOW TO SURVIVE YOUR ADULT RELATIONSHIP WITH YOUR FAMILY” image
“HOW TO SURVIVE YOUR ADULT RELATIONSHIP WITH YOUR FAMILY”

A Comic Evening with Polly Frost

Directed by Jake Thomas

Everyone focuses on how to get over your childhood. But let's face it: the really important thing is to learn how to survive your family as an adult! Polly Frost will give us a comic look at the emotional curveballs our beloved -- and not so beloved -- relatives can throw us throughout our adult lives.

About Polly Frost: her humor has been published in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The New York Times, Narrative, Grin & Tonic and The Barnes and Noble Review and has been included in “Humor Me,” “Women’s Glib,” and The New Yorker anthologies “Fierce Pajamas” and “Disquiet, Please!” Her humor collection “With One Eye Open” was published in 2010.

Praise includes this from Elle columnist, E. Jean Carroll, “Miss Polly Frost is so funny, so wildly intelligent, and so mean to the unfortunate half-wits who cross her path, she is the Edith Wharton of her generation.”

Along with her husband, Ray Sawhill, Polly wrote the theater comedy “Sex Scenes” which was performed regularly at Cornelia Street Cafe from 2005-2007.

She is hoping none of her relatives come to this show.

$10 admission includes a drink

  www.pollyfrost.com

8:30PM  CLASSICAL AT THE CORNELIA PRESENTS: CLASSICAL, CONTEMPORARY, AND GYPSY!
Melody Fader, piano;  Hamilton Berry, cello;  Arthur Moeller, violin
Classical At The Cornelia Presents: Classical, Contemporary, and Gypsy! image

Classical, Contemporary, and Gypsy music for piano, violin, and cello: Beethoven, Berio, Chopin, Carter, and Dvorak's Dumky Trio.

Pianist Melody Fader enjoys a busy career as a soloist, chamber musician and freelance artist in New York City. Miss Fader has performed in such New York venues as Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, the Cornelia Street Café, and the Joyce. Miss Fader earned her Bachelor of Music from the Eastman School of Music, and Master of Music in Collaborative piano at the Juilliard School where she studied with Margo Garrett. She is currently working on her second CD- piano music of Chopin, which will be released on Centaur Records. For more details go to www.melodyfader.com.

Cellist Hamilton Berry’s eclectic taste has led him to pursue a range of musical projects. As a participant in Carnegie Hall’s “Porous Borders of Music” workshop, he performed Edgar Meyer’s Duet for Cello and Bass with the composer at Zankel Hall. He has appeared as soloist with the Macon Symphony Orchestra and the Columbia University Bach Society, and in diverse roles at venues including Weill Recital Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Miller Theatre, Terminal 5, and the Jazz Gallery. In 2009, Berry received his Master of Music degree from The Juilliard School, where he was a student of Timothy Eddy.

Violinist Arthur Moeller, from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, completed undergraduate and graduate degrees at the Juilliard School under the guidance of Cho-Liang Lin, Naoko Tanaka and Ronald Copes. His musical career enthusiastically spans pop, classical, old and new musics. Arthur has performed with the indie rock band Vampire Weekend on Saturday Night Live and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, and he has worked closely with RATATAT on material for their recent tours.


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

Tuesday
Jun 14
6:00PM  CITY STORIES: STOOPS TO NUTS
Host: Tommy Pryor

Barbara Aliprantis Nicole Ferraro Don Piper Edward Rogers Francesca Rizzo
City Stories: Stoops to Nuts image
The neighborhood’s awake and talented storytellers & musicians are ready to paint characters and scenes for you.

Barbara Aliprantis embraces “universal themes” as she tells stories about her Greek-American immigrant childhood played out on the concrete sidewalks and stoops of Flatbush, Brooklyn and The New Riverside Hotel on the Jersey Shore (where she learned to swim in the Shrewsbury River), bringing her full circle to her adult life in the bustling multiethnic NYC borough of Queens. A high-energy storyteller and special events producer, Barbara shares her stories with humor, insight and an open heart. www.barbaraaliprantis.com

Nicole Ferraro’s non-fiction essays have appeared in various publications including The New York Times, Our Town, New York Press, and Mr. Beller’s Neighborhood. She’s just completed her memoir on the subject of repressed grief and, in accord with the subject matter, is hiding it under her bed. By day, Nicole is the Executive Editor of InternetEvolution.com, where she writes a column about the future of the Internet.

Don Piper is a guitarist, producer/engineer, songwriter and singer. As leader of 'a don piper situation', he has recorded two albums, the brilliant pop-rock "saturate" and the muted and beautiful but unmistakably pop "inside a change." Piper has produced and/or recorded many artists in his Brooklyn studio, 'between the trains' including Syd Straw, Peter Salett & Maplewood. Tonight, Don performs two songs from his album, "saturate," called "Let the Day In" and "Go Free," both inspired by living in New York City. http://www.myspace.com/adonpipersituation

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, “Yorkville: Stoops to Nuts,” is listed in The New York Times Blog Roll, his newspaper column runs in Our Town and the West Side Spirit. He has an internet radio show. Last year, Thomas appeared on PBS’s acclaimed nostalgic TV series, “Baseball: A New York Love Story.”

Francesca Rizzo is an award-winning trans-media storyteller creating in film, theater, print and the web. Her first popular solo show, “The Cherry Sisters: True Stories from the Kitchen Table” got it’s start at Cornelia Street and her newest show, the hilarious “(Never Underestimate) Dames Like Her” will be returning to Cornelia Street on July 23rd & 30th at 6 PM. Come see it! Bring Depends! www.francescarizzo.com

Edward Rogers British-born, NYC-based, singer-songwriter, Edward is making a rare appearance tonight, previewing a song from his upcoming new album, Porcelain, as well as "Passing the Sunshine" from last year's Sparkle Lane. Both songs have a New York City inspiration and show how at least this songwriter gains a lot of insight from living in this wonderful city. Look for Porcelain to be released this October, with more live appearances to follow. For more information: www.edwardrogersmusic.com


 Cover $7 (includes one house drink)   www.yorkvillestoopstonuts.blogspot.com/

8:30PM  THE NATE RADLEY GROUP
Nate Radley, guitar, compositions;  Loren Stillman, sax;  Pete Rende, piano;  Matt Pavolka, bass;  Ted Poor, drums
The Nate Radley group comes to Cornelia Street to play music from a recording made together in 2010 and that is planned to be released later this year. Brooklyn-based Nate Radley has performed in the United States and Europe and with bands such as Bad Touch, Marc Mommaas' Landmarc, the Alan Ferber Nonet, Jon Gordon, the Maria Schnieder Orchestra, Dave Smith, Akiko Pavolka, John McNeil, Andrew Rathbun, and others. Nate Radley's playing has been described as "intuitive", "abstract", and "compositional."

"There are guitarists who live on the edge and guitarists who play pretty. Few, like Radley, do both." Thomas Conrad, All About Jazz (now known as The New York City Jazz Record)
 Cover $10 (includes one house drink)   http://www.nateradley.com

The Nate Radley Group image
Wednesday Jun 15
6:00PM  GRADUATE POETS SERIES
Jennifer Nelson and Jimin Seo, hosts

Ted Dodson Brandon Kreitler Cal Richardson Ken L. Walker
Graduate Poets Series image

This month's readers include:

Ken L. Walker received his MFA degree from Brooklyn College and has published criticism and poetry in the Boxcar, the Poetry Project Newsletter, The New Yorker on-line, Lumberyard, The Wolf, and Crab Orchard Review. He is the features editor for Coldfront magazine and curates the semi-annual Letter Home Reading Series.

Cat Richardson just finished her first year in the MFA program at NYU. Her work has appeared in Tin House, and in her wildest dreams it appears in lots of other places, but then she wakes up. She is an editorial fellow at Poets & Writers Magazine and a freelance reviewer. She lives in Brooklyn and enjoys receiving postcards.

Brandon Kreitler's poems have been published in Boston Review, DIAGRAM, Web Conjunctions, Indiana Review, Eoagh, Sonora Review,TheThe Poetry Blog, and Maggy. His criticism has appeared in or is forthcoming from The Brooklyn Rail, Proximity, Boston Review, and Village Voice among others. He was a winner of the 2010 Discovery / "Boston Review" award and a finalist for the 2010 Ruth Lilly Fellowship. He is from Arizona and is working on the manuscript for a first book.

Ted Dodson is a poet, translator, and the former poetry editor of The Brooklyn Review. He was born and raised in Middleburg, Va. and holds an MFA in poetry from Brooklyn College, where he also teaches. Select publication can be found in Interrobang, Onesies, and The Image Project.

$7.00 includes a drink

8:30PM  MARK DRESSER QUINTET
Rudresh Mahanthappa, alto saxophone;  Michael Dessen, trombone;  Denman Maroney, hyperpiano;  Tom Rainey, drums;  Mark Dresser, bass
Mark Dresser Quintet image
Virtuoso bassist and composer Mark Dresser is returning to Cornelia Street Cafe with some new compositions after a triumphant concert last November His quintet of long time collaborators includes the highly esteemed alto saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa, trombonist Michael Dessen, hyperpianist Denman Maroney, and drummer Tom Rainey. Don't miss it!

"Mr. Dresser, a bassist who is one of the great instrumental forces in recent American jazz outside of the mainstream...New York Times

“Mark Dresser needs no introduction. From his work in the ‘80s with the now “classic” Forces in Motion Braxton Quartet to his “90’s work with Zorn and Threadgill and as a part of the Dave Douglas String Project, Dresser seems to be always at the center of what’s happening next.....Complex but clear and emotional, edgy but tonal, always telling a story, this is perhaps as good as post-Free Jazz gets....Dresser may be among the premier Jazz bassists of our time.. Cadence Magazine
 Cover $15 (includes one house drink)   www.mark-dresser.com

Thursday
Jun 16
6:00PM  REMEMBERING THE NEW PRESS LITERARY QUARTERLY
Evie Ivy, John Todras / hosts

Remembering the New Press Literary Quarterly  image
Featured readers are:

Madeline Artenberg, Sheryl H. Simler,

Harry Ellison, Pascale Gousseland

+ Open Mic. $7 includes a drink

8:30PM  SKIN AND STEEL
Joel Harrison, guitar;  Anupam Shobhakar, sarod;  Jacob Sacks, piano;  Stephan Crump, bass;  Satoshi Takeishi , percussion
Skin and Steel image
A new project reflecting backgrounds in jazz, Indian classical, and American roots music. Harrison will play mostly National Steel guitar (a 1930 triolian “O” model) while Shobhakar will play sarod, a 4 string lute-like instrument. These two instruments appear to be long-lost brothers and as far as we know have rarely been used together. In addition to original works, the group has arranged traditional American and Indian folk tunes in unique ways.
 Cover $10 (includes one house drink)
Friday
Jun 17
6:00PM  SON OF PONY
Kat Georges, host

Ron Kolm, featured poet
The Friday night legendary open mic poetry series.

Arrive before 6 pm to sign up.

Featured Poet: Ron Kolm


 Cover $7 (includes one house drink)

9:00PM & 10:30PM  THE EXPANDING QUARTET
Francois Houle, clarinet;  Gerry Hemingway, drums;  Joelle Leandre, bass;  Mark Helias, bass
The Expanding Quartet image
A serendipitous meeting of four great improviser/composers who are rarely all in the same city at the same time. Representing Canada (Francois Houle), France (Joelle Leandre), US (Gerry Hemingway and Mark Helias) the group will explore all veins of improvisation, traditional and non-traditional. Be prepared for a novel, beautiful, symbiotic and exploratory evening.
 Cover $15 (includes one house drink)   www.markhelias.com
Saturday
Jun 18
6:00PM  GREEK-AMERICAN WRITERS ASSOCIATION
Dean Kostos, host

Kosta Anagnopoulos Catherine Fletcher Elizabeth Haukaas George Wallace
Our intrepid & generous Dean delivers four fine poets

Kosta Anagnopoulos, Catherine Fletcher, Elizabeth Haukaas, & George Wallace
 Cover $7 (includes one house drink)

Greek-American Writers Association image
9:00PM & 10:30PM  BOB STEWART
Bob Stewart, tuba;  Curtis Stewart, violin;  Nicholas Finzer, trombone;  Buddy Williams, drums
Bob Stewart  image
The title is a take off of the New Orleans "2nd Line". The music has that N.O. excitement with a N.Y. flavor. Tuba being the common denominator. The band has special approach through personal compositions and arrangements. Musical influences come from Mingus, Taj Mahal, Carla Bley and many of my other musical hero's.


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

Sunday
Jun 19
6:00PM  NEW STANDARDS
Alison Welles, poet, jazz vocalist;  Martin Wind, double bass
New Standards image
Jazz standards tell stories of love - still relevant - but not totally up-to-date. In a juxtaposition of new poetry and old jazz standards, Alison Welles examines the theme of love, adding her own two cents in on the subject. With a breath of fresh air on a beloved art form, she challenges some of the accepted ideas of the past with her own perspectives.

A native New Yorker living abroad, much of Alison´s own poetry has been set to music, published and recorded in Holland and Germany. Her musical work spans the avantgarde through jazz, having recorded with such legends as Bob Mintzer and David Samuels.

Martin Wind, double bass player and composer, lends his creative expertise to this literary-musical experiment. Currently on the NYU music faculty, he has recorded and performed with some of the greatest classical and jazz musicians worldwide including Slide Hampton, Toots Thielemans, Mstislav Rostopovitch, among many, many others.

$15 includes a drink   www.alisonwelles.de www.martinwind.com

8:30PM  RAFIQ BHATIA SPECIAL QUINTET
Peter Evans, trumpet;  Rafiq Bhatia, guitar;  David Virelles, piano;  Jackson Hill, bass;  Alex Ritz, drums
Rafiq Bhatia Special Quintet image
Rafiq Bhatia (pronounced rah-FEEK BAH-tia) is a composer, guitarist, and bandleader. A first-generation American born to immigrants of East-African Indian descent, Bhatia holds an interdisciplinary degree in economics and cognitive science from Oberlin College. Since moving to New York in 2010, Bhatia has collaborated with an array of artists including Billy Hart, High Priest aka HPrizm of Antipop Consortium, The International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), Vijay Iyer, Alexander Overington, Valgeir Sigurdsson, and others. His ensemble has toured extensively across the eastern and midwestern United States, and was featured as a Critic’s Pick by The Boston Globe. Bhatia's debut album will be released in late 2011 or early 2012.

"A contemporary mind with the true potential of the future, Rafiq Bhatia is definitely an artist to look forward to hearing." —Billy Hart, legendary jazz drummer
 Cover $10 (includes one house drink)   www.rafiqbhatia.com

10:00PM  PETER EVANS TRIO
Peter Evans, Trumpet;  Moppa Elliot, bass;  Kassa Overall, drums
Peter Evans Trio image
"Peter Evans' continues his exploration of the spare trio format, threading dense notational structures together with open grooves and improvisations. Tonight Moppa Elliott (of Mostly Other People do the Killing) makes a gracious guest appearance with the trio"

"Three distinct species of the jazz genus coming together to form an all-powerful mutant" -Andrey Henkin, All About Jazz NY

"Superhuman.." - Nate Chinen, NY Times
 Cover $10 (includes one house drink)   www.moreismorerecords.com

Drum kit donated by
CANOPUS DRUMS, Japan

See the previous week's performances. PREVIOUS WEEK         Scheduled performances from June 12-June 19, 2011         NEXT WEEK See the next week's performances.

Cover is given where known
Many spoken words events are free
There is always a one-drink minimum per set; times are door opening times