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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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Monday
Jul 25
6:00PM  CAFE STORIES
Robin Hirsch
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Robin Hirsch has been our Minister of Culture for 34 years (he started when he was 11). A year ago (almost to the day) he and Daniel Cainer (see last night) joined forces to explore the history of Anglo-Jewry in song (Daniel) and story (Robin).

Robin, in addition to his various roles at Cornelia Street (which include Wine Czar and Dean of Faculty) has written a highly acclaimed memoir, Last Dance at the Hotel Kempinski, ("one of the best books ever written on the long arm of the Holocaust," according to Jewish Book News).

It has a parallel life as a series of one-man shows, which he does all over the US and from time to time in Europe (London, Berlin, Vienna). It's called MOSAIC: Fragments of a Jewish Life, and has been called "Marvelous" (Boston Globe), "Mesmerizing" (Jewish Week), "Completely Glorious" (Village Voice). Every word of Last Dance and Mosaic was written to be read here.

In September Robin will be taking the history of Cornelia Street to California, specifically to participate in K.C. Cole's spectacular science series, Categorically Not, which shares a creation myth with our Entertaining Science. This is not surprising, since K.C was the midwife at the birth of that series, bringing Roald Hoffmann and Oliver Sacks into our fold.

He will also be participating in various conferences on subjects as disparate as German Jewish Writers in Exile and Food for Thought.

Tonight, he will be reading pieces from a work in progress, THE WHOLE WORLD PASSES THROUGH: Stories from the Cornelia Street Cafe. But, since we are trying to link Daniel and Robin together again, albeit a night apart, they may have a slightly Jewish tinge--think Oliver Sacks, Roald Hoffman, Benoit Mandelbrot, not to mention circumcision, Bar Mitzvah, Marlene Dietrich, and the Beach Boys.
 Cover $10 (includes one house drink)

8:30PM  KENNETH SALTERS' HAVEN
Matt Holman, trumpet;  Chad Lefkowitz-Brown, tenor saxophone;  Aki Ishiguro, guitar;  Brad Whiteley, piano;  Michael Feinberg, bass;  Kenneth Salters, drums
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Kenneth Salters Haven is a vehicle for music that is accessible to all and communicates profound emotion, but is also still in the jazz aesthetic, meaning the music tells a story and expresses emotions through improvisation. It's been Kenneth's vision to create an opportunity for himself and other musicians, where they can all completely express their emotions and dynamics, where there's no limit on how happy or dark, loud or soft, simple or complex a musical statement can be. That's the vision for this band. A Haven for everyone to feel completely safe with limitless expression individually and collectively...
 Cover $10 (includes one house drink) www.wix.com/odcio1/Kennethsalters
10:00PM  JOONSAM LEE QUARTET
Joonsam Lee, bass, compositions;  Miki Hirose, trumpet;  Mike Eckroth, piano;  Andrew Atkinson, drums
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Born and raised in Seoul, South Korea, Joonsam Lee moved to NYC in 2007 and has taken part in a wide array of musical projects including bebop jazz, improvisational music, free music, rock, pop, classical music, Korean traditional music and Broadway musicals. Since settling in Manhattan, he has been very active in the NY metropolitan area, performing at some of the finest jazz clubs and venues, not only as a side man but also a bandleader. He has performed at the Blue Note, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Smalls, Fat cat, Kitano, Cleopatra's needle, Jules bistro, etc, and toured Italy(Grand Tour Jazz festival, Jazz di Marcia Jazz festival, etc), South Korea (Jarasum International Jazz Festival), Taiwan (Taichung Jazz Festival) and U.A.E. with N.Y.U. Jazz Orchestra as well as appearing with a symphony orchestra(NYKSO).
 Cover $10 (includes one house drink)   www.joonsamlee.com
Tuesday
Jul 26
6:00PM  JEFFREY ESSMANN'S RECESSION ORATORIO
Jeffrey Essmann's <i>Recession Oratorio</i> image

Downtown legend Jeffrey Essmann premieres his new performance monologue, a dark and funny account of his journey into joblessness, homelessness, and back. Using a piece he wrote about the experience for the New York Times as a springboard, Essmann explores the disorientation and fear, the loss of self-esteem and identity that are the hallmarks of long-term unemployment. Yet this is no straightforward sob story, not so much the story of a homeless person as of a homeless comedic writer, and Essmann tells the tale with the intelligence and wit that made him a fixture on the downtown performance scene. His first performance in over two years, this is not to be missed!

“A witty playfulness anchored by an elegantly literate writing style.” – The New York Times

Jeffrey Essmann was a regular on the New York downtown performance scene in the 80s/early 90s, known primarily as a character comedian whose work was compared to that of Lily Tomlin. His one-man show Artificial Reality, at New York Theatre Workshop, was nominated for a Drama Desk Award, and his early work can be seen on the video New Wave Comedy and the alternative-comedy show The Talent Pool. His first play, Triplets in Uniform, at La MaMa was a cult hit, and his first musical, Bella, Belle of Byelorussia, a comedy about the collapse of the Soviet Union, was commissioned by the WPA Theatre. During a 10-year stint in Chicago, he was featured in a performance series at Steppenwolf, and became a regular contributor to Chicago’s NPR affiliate. In 2005 he returned to New York, the same year his short piece Johannes, Pyotr & Marge was produced at the Humana Festival, where it also won the Heideman Prize. His one-man show Skin Deep was commissioned by Dixon Place as part of its HOT! Festival in 2006, which, along with another one-man show a year later, The Usual Freak Show at La MaMa, marked his return to the New York performance scene. He is a regular contributor to the indie website The Morning News, and is currently working on a book.

$15.00 includes a drink

8:30PM  ANDREW RATHBUN'S IDEA OF NORTH
Andrew Rathbun, reeds;  Nate Radley, guitar;  Gary Versace, piano;  Jay Anderson, bass;  Michael Sarin, drums
Andrew Rathbun's Idea of North image
Performing the multi-directional music of Andrew Rathbun, this stellar ensemble will perform music from Andrew's latest release, The Idea of North, and selections from some of his earlier recordings. His latest record examines the extra-musical work of famed pianist Glenn Gould, specifically his radio play from the '60's of the same name. The compositions on this recording are inspired by Gould's thoughts on isolation, vast spaces, and the famed landscapes of Canada.

"Rathbun’s compositions are alternately mysterious, cerbral and free, performed with tight excution and extreme improvisation. The group plays like a whipsaw cutting through the frigid Canadian permafrost. - DOWNBEAT

Andrew Rathbun is an artist who takes chances with his recordings. You don't hear any paint-by-the-numbers jazz discs from him. TIME OUT NY
 Cover $10 (includes one house drink)   www.andrewrathbun.com

Wednesday Jul 27 6:00PM  PERFECT SENSE
Alissa Heyman, host

Timothy Liu James Best Janlori Goldman J. Mae Barizo
Alissa continues her saintly work of bringing poets & audiences into an air conditioned basement.

$ 7 includes a drink

8:30PM  "MIKE + RUTHY'S FOLK CITY":THE SILVER HOLLERS
Amy Helm, voice, mandolin;  Elizabeth Mitchell, voice, harmonium;  Daniel Littleton, voice, guitar;  Byron Isaacs, bass;  Ruthy Ungar, voice, fiddle
Mike + Ruthy are proud to present The Silver Hollers, an exciting new band from Woodstock, NY. Elizabeth Mitchell and Daniel Littleton of indie-folk group, Ida, combine their beautiful harmonies with Olabelle's Amy Helm and Byron Isaacs, (who is filling in on bass) and Ruthy herself. Their collaboration grew from a common love for blues, folk and roots music. From Howlin' Wolf to Hazel Dickens they've collected songs that have heaps of heart and soul. The Silver Hollers will sing you into a sweet reverie and rock you thru the night. Mike + Ruthy will play a short set to open the show.
 Cover $10 (includes one house drink)   www.mikeandruthy.com
Thursday
Jul 28
6:00PM  HYDROGEN JUKEBOX
Brant Lyon, host

The NE'ERDOWELLS Raymond Daniel Medina
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HYDROGEN JUKEBOX

Brant Lyon, host

Hydrogen Jukebox’s a-sizzle with featured poet, multimedia artist and musician Raymond Daniel Medina, heating up the stage with HJ’s house improv band, The Ne’erdowells, and YOU at the Open Mic!

Raymond Daniel Medina is the Musical Director of the louderARTS project, and erstwhile founder and curator of synonymUS, a live multimedia collaborative workshop designed to help artists to develop the expression of word through improvisation and layered narrative, and to “stay on the one true path.” He brings his musical and poetic backgrounds to the many communities where he writes and performs to delve and challenge, playing guitar, keyboards, electronics, voice, and the human heart. Lately, he's been working with bang sway, a string trio that combines visual projection and electronica with classical, jazz, and post-rock influences. He will be presenting in collaboration with Hydro Juke house improv band, The Ne’erdowells (theneerdowells.com), scenes of poetry and music to explore storytelling. Picture this, says he, “A tone is worth a thousand words.” POEMusic exploded on the tongue! www.louderarts.com/poets/medina.

$7 includes house drink

Visit Hydrogen Jukebox at hydrogenjukebox.net and on Facebook.

  hydrogenjukebox.net

8:30PM  NIKOLAJ HESS TRIO
Nikolaj Hess, piano;  Johannes Weidenmueller, bass;  Gregory Hutchinson, drums
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Jazzpianist Nikolaj Hess originally from Denmark here leads his New York trio with stellar rhythm section Weidenmueller and Hutchinson. The music is based in the jazztradition with strong influences from the beautiful scandinavian lyricism.

Hess' latest works include two DMA nominated albums "Hess Global Motion +" with Marc Mommaas, Tony Moreno, John Hebert, Ben Monder, Jeff Ballard and Sissel Vera Pettersen Nikolaj Hess "A Word" (best jazz album of the year and best vocal album of the year) and playing in and composing music for the latest Lars Von Trier movie "Melancholia", as well as touring in Europe, USA, Canada, Israel with Lee Konitz, Benny Golson, Nikolaj Hess Trio, Global Motion+, Hessismore, Caroline Henderson.

"Hess’ fluidity, harmonic command and palpable determination at the keys, a compelling spectacle, David R. Adler,
 Cover $10 (includes one house drink)   www.nhess.dk www.myspace.com/nikolajhess

Friday
Jul 29
6:00PM  KEN WALDMAN & THE SECRET VISITORS
Ken Waldman Charlie Shaw, guitar;  Betsy Plum, twin fiddle
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Ken Waldman combines old-time Appalachian-style string-band music, original poetry, and Alaska-set storytelling for a performance uniquely his own. He has six full-length poetry collections, plus a memoir, and individual poems have been published in Beloit Poetry Journal, New York Quarterly, Quarterly West, Yankee, and many more. His nine CDs have received widespread radio airplay nationally and internationally, and his resume includes appearances at some of the country's leading performing arts centers, concert series, festivals, universities, and clubs.

"He's been compared to Garrison Keillor, and the comparison fits." --Times of Acadiana, March 19, 2009

"Renegade Americana" --Denver Post, October 28, 2010

$20 cover includes a drink   www.kenwaldman.com

9:00PM & 10:30PM  MARY HALVORSON QUINTET
Jonathan Finlayson, trumpet;  Jon Irabagon, alto saxophone;  Mary Halvorson, guitar;  John Hebert , bass;  Ches Smith, drums
Mary Halvorson Quintet image Peter Gannushkin
Critics have called Brooklyn-based guitarist/composer Mary Halvorson “NYC’s least-predictable improviser” - Howard Mandel, City Arts, “the most forward-thinking guitarist working right now” -Lars Gotrich, NPR.org, and “one of today’s most formidable bandleaders” -Francis Davis, Village Voice.

Her most recent release, 2010′s Saturn Sings (Firehouse 12 Records), was one of the consensus records of the year, earning a spot on more than 90 best-of lists. Tonight she and her Quintet will be performing new compositions in anticipation of going into the studio the very next day to record their follow-up album.
 Cover $15 (includes one house drink)   www.maryhalvorson.com

Saturday
Jul 30
6:00PM  FRANCESCA RIZZO: NEVER UNDERESTIMATE DAMES LIKE HER!
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(NEVER UNDERESTIMATE) DAMES LIKE HER - BY FRANCESCA RIZZO - A PLAY-IN-PROGRESS

Like Eve Ensler's fabulous The Vagina Monologues, Francesca Rizzo's hilarious Dames Like Her presents a series of provocative monologues performed by women but that's where the similarity ends. Neatly side-stepping depth and poignancy, Dames goes straight for the funny in it’s mission to politely demolish long-held stereotypes of women “of a certain age”.

Set in a tiny skin-care salon. Rizzo welcomes the audience as Argentinian bikini-waxer, Sofia, the outspoken proprietress, then moves from wig to wig as she morphs into a revolving cast of technicians and clients, mature women with surprising pasts, sturdy opinions and enduring passions. Inspired by real people, these dames range from grande to the "there is nothing like a" variety. WARNING: Bad Words! Bring Depends!

Video Preview: Dames Like Her - Sofia or http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AC__kSh7CZk

Cover $15 (includes a drink)

  www.dameslikeher.com

9:00PM & 10:30PM  TIM BERNE TRIO
Tim Berne, alto saxophone;  Matt Mitchell, piano;  Dan Weiss, drums
Tim Berne,Dan Weiss and Matt Mitchell will be playing new and recently composed works for improvising trio by Tim Berne. This will be the trios first performance.

"As the piece went on — it was written quickly on a recent trip to Seattle, he explained after the set — it got better and better, the 10 sections joined by short melodies and chord changes that seemed vaguely related but weren’t, and varied in tempo, dynamics and allowance for solos and repetition of lines. By the end it was something imposing: surely something at least deserving of a real name. Imagine how good it might be the second time."- Ben Ratliff,New York Times
 Cover $15 (includes one house drink)

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Sunday
Jul 31
6:00PM  OCTAVE MAGAZINE
Chris Tarry Sarah Green Julie Innis Danny Goodman Jason Koo
Join Octave Magazine's coeditors Chris Tarry and Sarah Green for a night of fiction, poetry readings, and music from top NYC writers Julie Innis, Danny Goodman, Jason Koo and others. Chris and Sarah will also be reading, and music may erupt at any moment.

Julie Innis’s work has appeared or is forthcoming in Gargoyle, Prick of the Spindle, BLIP, Slush Pile, Lit N Image, Fogged Clarity, Pindeldyboz, The Long Story, and Underground Voices, among others. In May 2009, she was a finalist for the Glimmer Train Short Story Award for New Writers and in May 2010, she won the Seventh Glass Woman Prize for Fiction.

Danny Goodman holds an MFA from the University of New Orleans, and teaches creative writing for the Gotham Writers’ Workshop and English for SEO's High School Scholars Program in NYC. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in various places, most notably Flatmancrooked, Brevity, Found Press, and Used Furniture Review. A two-time recipient of the Samuel Mockbee Award in Nonfiction, he runs the litblog fwriction, edits the online lit journal fwriction : review, and lives in Brooklyn.

Jason Koo is the author of Man on Extremely Small Island (C&R Press, 2009), winner of the De Novo Poetry Prize and the Asian American Writers' Workshop Members' Choice Award for the best Asian American book of 2009, as well as a Finalist for the National Poetry Series, the Kathryn A. Morton Prize and the Ohio State University Press/The Journal Award in Poetry. He teaches at Lehman College of the City University of New York, where he directs the graduate program in English.

Sarah Green is a PhD candidate in Creative Writing at Ohio University. Her poems have appeared in Forklift Ohio, The Gettysburg Review, H_ngm_n, Redivider, FIELD and other magazines. She recently won an Iguana Music Grant and will record an album with Andy Cambria as the duo “Heartacre” in 2011. She is the recipient of a Pushcart Prize. www.octavemagazine.wordpress.com

Chris Tarry is a Canadian musician and fiction writer living in Brooklyn. His work has appeared in The G.W. Review, LIT, PANK, The Drunken Boat, Opium Magazine, and elsewhere. Recently, he was shortlisted for Ireland's Fish Short Story Prize, and was a finalist in Freefall Magazine's annual prose and poetry competition. Chris is a three-time Juno Award winner (the Canadian Grammy), and makes his living playing bass in New York City.

$7 includes a drink, wow!   http://www.octavemagazine.wordpress.com/

8:30PM  JOCELYN MEDINA CD RELEASE:"WE ARE WATER"
Jocelyn Medina, voice, compositions;  Chris Ward, tenor saxophone;  Hadar Noiberg, flute;  Nir Felder, guitar;  Chris Tarry, bass;  Adriano Santos, drums
Brooklyn-based vocalist/composer Jocelyn Medina comes to Cornelia Street celebrating the release of her new CD, “We Are Water.” Accompanied by a veteran band of local all-stars, she’ll be presenting music and arrangements from the new project showcasing intricate plays of vocal, horn and flute lines, multi-layers of drums and percussion, and a plethora of special guest artists.

“…(her) seductive voice transforms each live performance into an authentic multicultural experience…demonstrating her remarkable finesse in the renovation of musical styles and genres.” -La Mundial, Spain
 Cover $10 (includes one house drink)   http://www.jocelynmedina.com

Jocelyn Medina CD Release:
Monday
Aug 01
6:00PM  MONOLOGUES & MADNESS
Tulis McCall, host

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$10 includes a drink ( my god what a bargain! )

8:30PM  JON IRABAGON, BARRY ALTSCHUL DUO
Jon Irabagon, tenor sax;  Barry Altschul, drums
Jon Irabagon, Barry Altschul Duo image
Building off the success and kinship found on their trio record with bassist Peter Brendler (Foxy, 2010, Hot Cup Records), Jon Irabagon and Barry Altschul continue and deepen their search for highly interactive, swinging, and expressive improvisation. Mixing standards, originals, and completely improvised pieces, this duo equally explores frenetic and delicate musical soundscapes.

"Jon Irabagon with Barry Altschul, was for me-- along with Ornette Coleman's performance-- the highlight of the festival." --Karl Lippegaus
 Cover $10 (includes one house drink)   jonirabagon.com

10:00PM  MOTPDTK
Peter Evans, trumpet;  Jon Irabagon, saxophone;  Moppa Elliot, bass;  Kevin Shea, drums
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Mostly Other People Do the Killing is a jazz quartet that formed in late 2003. They have won some awards, Downbeat polls, etc. and have been lucky enough to travel the world. In 2011, Clean Feed Records released a live album entitled "The Coimbra Concert," the band's fifth recording to date. Their music is loud, soft, fun, chaotic, traditional, irreverent, and virtuosic...often at the same time.
 Cover $10 (includes one house drink)   http://hotcuprecords.com/mopdtk_bio.html
Drum kit donated by
CANOPUS DRUMS, Japan

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