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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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Sunday
Oct 09
6:00PM  ENTERTAINING SCIENCE
Roald Hoffman, Dave Soldier hosts

John Di Bartolo, physicist;  Pedro Cortes, flamenco guitarist;  Saray Muñoz, flamenco singer
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ANGULAR MOMENTUM OF THE HUMAN BODY

Athletes and performers conduct mind boggling feats of speed and control, but as natural phenomena, there must be natural explanations. Physicist John Di Bartolo of NYU will discuss how spinning dancers and baseball pitchers take advantage of a physical quantity called angular momentum. The principles of angular momentum govern the movement of systems ranging from those spinning dancers to falling cats to collapsing stars and often yields surprising, counterintuitive results.

The foremost flamenco guitarist in America, Pedro Cortes, will perform a concert with the extraordinary Madrid Gypsy flamenco singer Saray Muñoz, who fortunately for us, is returning for a visit to America the day before our show. Saray is a star in Spain and presently singer for Sara Baras, and previously Joaquin Cortes, the best known contemporary flamenco dancers. Pedro is a master athlete of the ?small muscles? and musician who performs mind boggling feats on the guitar, and is extending the gypsy flamenco tradition in novel ways. They will perform some of the deep ?jondo? tradition, which is rarely heard in New York.

$10.00 cover plus one drink minimum

8:30PM  GLOBAL LIVING ROOM, ILUSHA TSINADZE
Jean Rohe, Host

Ilusha Tsinadze, guitar, vocals;  Rob Hecht, fiddle;  Liam Robinson, accordion;  Chris Tordini, bass;  Richie Barshay, drums;  Jean Rohe, vocals
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If you walk down the streets of Georgia's capital, Tbilisi (not Atlanta), the city where Ilusha Tsinadze was born, you're likely to hear one of his band's recordings blaring from a taxi cab, a youngster's cell phone, or over the old speakers at the bazaar. Still an emerging star in New York with his recent debut release, Deda Ena/Mother Tongue, he is a recognizable face and sound to most Georgians. Just in the past year, he has been featured at two of the country's largest music festivals, has made numerous television appearances there, and one of his music videos has aired regularly on national primetime television (www.ilusha.com/video). Stateside, this spring the band played to a packed Joe's Pub audience and was featured on WNYC's Soundcheck. This musical journey began just six years ago, when Ilusha embarked on a series of visits back to his native Georgia, reconnecting with family and collecting city songs and village dances to share with his New York band of bluegrass and jazz musicians. The resulting project, combining ancient songs with modern musical sensibilities across continents and time, is both exotic and accessible.

Tsinadze walks the tightrope between Georgian tradition and American influence, in particular the bedrock sounds of jazz and folk — creating something that's both musically intriguing and culturally unprecedented.--The Beacon Pass
 Cover $10 (includes one house drink)   www.ilusha.com www.jeanrohe.com

Monday
Oct 10
6:00PM  “THE MAD 7”
Yehuda Hyman
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PLAYWRIGHT, ACTOR AND CHOREOGRAPHER YEHUDA HYMAN IN HIS ONE-MAN TOUR-DE-FORCE “THE MAD 7”

Mr. Hyman's one-man show, which explores the intersection of theater, dance, poetry, myth and mysticism, will be directed by his frequent collaborator, Mara Isaacs.

The Mad 7 - A Mystical Comedy with Ecstatic Dance is a modern-day riff on a 19th century Hasidic tale. Playwright, actor and choreographer Yehuda Hyman tells the epic tale of Elliott Green, San Francisco office drone turned reluctant hero who embarks on a strange and mystical quest. In a virtuosic performance, Hyman uses music and dance as he becomes the many characters of this playful, off-beat and moving story of spirituality and self-discovery. Inspired by Rabbi Nachman of Breslov’s “The Seven Beggars,” The Mad 7 is a wild tour of the mysteries of the universe and the ecstasy of the soul. The show ran at last year's New York International Fringe Festival playing to sold-out houses and rave reviews.

The Jerusalem Post says, "Hyman's one-man performance piece transports the Orthodoxy of that Hasidic tale to secular America...his transformations reveal the essence of character in simple choreographic strokes...If Madonna can take charge in Kabbaladom, surely there must be a fiefdom for Yehuda Hyman."

Mara Isaacs is the Producing Director at McCarter Theatre in Princeton, NJ

$ 20 includes a drink

8:30PM  CLASSICAL AT THE CORNELIA: MIND THE GAP!
Amanda Gookin , cello;  Jessie Montgomery, violin;  Nick Revel, viola;  Curtis Stewart, violin;  Nathalie Joachim, flute, mixed media;  Allison Loggins-Hull, flute, mixed media
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PUBLIQuartet presents "Mind the Gap"

Tonight, PUBLIQuartet presents music of acclaimed NYC composers Marc Mellits, Eric Lemmon, Angelica Negron and their very own Amanda Gookin and Nick Revel. Highlighting several compositions for electronics and string quartet, this program bridges the gap between the vastly contrasting voices of living NYC composers, connecting their apparent differences with fluid group improvisation. Joining PUBLIQuartet for this concert is critically acclaimed contemporary duo Flutronix, featuring the music of contemporary NYC composers for two flutes, electronics, and mixed media.


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

Tuesday
Oct 11
6:00PM  CITY STORIES: STOOPS TO NUTS
Host: Tommy Pryor

Tricia Alexandro Kambri Crews Nick Danger Timothy O’Mara Barry & Brian Stabile
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The neighborhood’s awake and talented storytellers & musicians are ready to paint characters and scenes for you.

Tricia Alexandro, a Queens native, studied creative writing at Binghamton University and studied acting at Playhouse West in LA. Returning to NY, Tricia became a member of NYUʼs First Look Theatre Company, and The Barrow Group Theatre Company, where she performed in numerous shows and Snapshots (a compilation of monologues she wrote). She writes & performs her own monologues at Monologues and Madness at Cornelia St Café. She recently appeared in a reading of her short play “Save the World” at The Barrow Group. Tricia can be seen in the newly released indie movie, “Happy New Year.”

Kambri Crews grew up in the woods of Texas with deaf parents. Now she’s a writer, producer and publicist working hard for her money so she doesn’t have to go back. Her memoir Burn Down the Ground (Random House) will be released on January 10, 2012, and is available for pre-order via all major online book retail sites.

Nick Danger’s first gig was at the Postscript a cafe at Columbia University in 1986. That debut featured Good Morning Sunshine, Touch Me in the Morning (reggae version) and Let’s Stay Together. Over the next 25 years he went on to front the dirty cover bands: Nick Danger & the Red Hot Balls, Thigh Rash, and Lord Roundbottom. Nick co-founded The Losers Lounge which is still steaming towards its 20th year. Tonight, Nick reprises the trio of songs that set him all in motion.

Timothy O’Mara recently agreed to a two-book deal with St. Martin’s/Minotaur books for his first two Raymond Donne novels. The first book, Sacrifice Fly, will be published September 2012. When not relishing in that, he teaches public school on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. He lives in Hell’s Kitchen with his wife and daughter.

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. Thomas appeared on PBS's acclaimed nostalgic TV series: "Baseball: A New York Love Story," and he was recently featured on public radio’s “This American Life.” Thomas is a regular contributor to NearSay.com.

Barry & Brian Stabile are two cool brothers from Brooklyn who have been part of the NYC music scene for many years. Both are veteran singers/musicians/songwriters. Together, they’ve been members in The Secrets and currently they’re in the band, All Mobbed Up. Brian was also in Kings Row and Secret Steps and has played with Johnny Thunders, Cheetah Chrome, CC Deville and Von Lmo.

$7 includes a drink   www.yorkvillestoopstonuts.blogspot.com/

8:30PM  LATIN JAZZ NYC:LOS MÁS VALIENTES
Billy Newman, Host

Jessica Valiente, flute;  Rick Faulkner, trombone;  Anna Milat-Meyer,, bass;  Yasuyo Kimura, congas;  Victor Rendón, drums;  Chiemi Nakai, piano
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Los Más Valientes makes their Cornelia Street Café debut, performing rootsy, pulsating music from every corner of Latin America and the Caribbean, developing appealing new sounds while remaining true to tradition. Todd Hendrickson of The Village Voice says they have a “tight Latin sound, “ and Jazz Now magazine calls them “a tight and engaging ensemble.” CD Baby says they are “by far one of the most exciting live acts on the NYC Latin jazz scene.”
 Cover $10 (includes one house drink)   http://losmasvalientes.com
Wednesday Oct 12 6:00PM  INTERCULTURAL POETRY SERIES
Hosted by Andrey Gritsman

Tadeuzh Dabrowski Vasyl Makhno Anna Freilich and Nina Cassian
Evening of Eastern European Poetry

$ 7 includes a drink

8:30PM  "THE FAMILY TREE" PRESENTS...CHRIS TURNER
Alan Hampton, host

Chris Turner, vocals;  Rene Del Fiero, guitar
Tonight, The Family Tree presents Chris Turner, with Rene Del Fiero and special guests!

Growing up Oakland, CA, Chris Turner knew at the age of four that he wanted to be a singer like his father. As a child, he was a member of the Kairos Youth Choir at Crowden Music School. At the age of nine, he performed with the San Francisco Opera Company, and was a student with the Young Musicians Program at the University of California (YMP), one of the leading music training programs in the nation. Chris graduated from the School of the Arts (SOTA) High School in San Francisco and was selected to be the featured vocalist for the SF Jazz High School All-Stars, opening up for jazz greats like Herbie Hancock, Wynton Marsalis, and Michael Brecker. He was later selected to the prestigious GRAMMY High School Jazz Ensemble and performed with many GRAMMY artists including Carlos Santana, Kirk Whalum, and Dave Koz.

Chris recently graduated from the New School University for Jazz and Contemporary Music. He tours nationally with Bilal Oliver and has toured with Gwen Stefani, Kelly Clarkson, Chris Brown, Bow Wow, Soulja Boy, and Sean Kingston. Chris recently was interviewed and performed live on BET’s “106 & Park” as the latest Music Matters artist to watch. His first single, Liquid Love, has been causing a stir on the Internet and radio programs such as Gilles Peterson. He is currently working on his first full-length release, LOVEchild and touring nationally.


 Cover $10 (includes one house drink)

Thursday
Oct 13
6:00PM  WORDS WILL BE EXCHANGED
Anita Pulier, host

Andy Kaufman Matt Pasca Anita Pulier Florence Weinberger N. M. Hoffman
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WORDS WILL BE EXCHANGED: Five poets mix it up at the Cornelia Street Cafe!

$ 7 includes a drink

8:30PM  SARA SERPA, CD RELEASE:MOBILE
Sara Serpa, voice;  André Matos, guitar;  Kris Davis, piano;  Matt Pavolka, bass;  Tommy Crane, drums
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Mobile (Inner Circle) shows just how far vocalist-composer Sara Serpa has traveled as an artist in the few short years since she arrived in New York. After coming to the world’s attention as a member of Greg Osby’s group in 2008 and further establishing her credentials in duet with pianist Ran Blake on last year’s Camera Obscura, Serpa now sets off firmly on her own journey with a ravishing new release as the leader of a quintet featuring guitarist André Matos, keyboardist Kris Davis, bassist Ben Street, and drummer Ted Poor. Inspired by the literature of travel and self-discovery, the far ranging album brilliantly showcases her remarkable abilities as an interpreter of lyrics, an improviser, an ensemble member, and composer. The versatility and originality that led All About Jazz to call her “the freshest vocalist on the scene at the moment” has never been more in evidence.

"She is cool all over, from concept to execution"--Ben Rattlif, New York Times
 Cover $10 (includes one house drink)   www.saraserpa.com www.saraserpa.com/wordpress

Friday
Oct 14
6:00PM  JOHN MCWHORTER AND FRIENDS: NEW FACES OF 2011!
John McWhorter, host and musical director

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For our first autumn edition of New Faces we will explore the work of various composers, ranging from overlooked gems of the 1920s to lesser known modern works. This time out, John himself will be singing a bit more than usual, and looks forward to airing out his "catalog" of weirder -- but entertaining -- obscuriana.

As always, we will introduce one new face while maintaining our dependable "old new" faces!

$10.00 cover plus $10.00 minimum

9:00PM & 10:30PM  DUANE EUBANKS QUINTET
George Burton, piano;  Derzon Douglas, bass;  Eric McPherson, drums;  Duane Eubanks, trumpet;  Abraham Burton, tenor saxophone
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As a collective we are trying to grow from what we learned from our mentors that include Elvin Jones, Art Taylor, and Jackie Mclean, to name a few. We perform mostly original music that is inspired by straight ahead jazz with the focus of keeping it modern in sound and concept.

"He plays straight-ahead jazz with the necessary mixture of scorch and sensitivity to keep it interesting." - The New York Times

"The sound that Eubanks projects is personal, warm, and sonorous." - JazzTimes
 Cover $15 (includes one house drink)

Saturday
Oct 15
6:00PM  GREEK-AMERICAN WRITERS ASSOCIATION
Dean Kostos, host

Joel Allegretti Charlie Guzman Dean Kostos Kristin Prevallet Lynn Shapiro Larissa Shmailo Michael T. Young
Intrepid & generous Dean delivers fine poets for the fall return of one of our favorite series.

The Greek-American Writers’ Association Presents

Poets Respond to Carl Jung’s The Red Book (Liber Novus)

Introduction by Michael Marsman

$ 7 includes a drink

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9:00PM & 10:30PM  BEN MONDER, THEO BLECKMAN DUO
Ben Monder, guitar;  Theo Bleckman, voice
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For over 15 years, the Theo Bleckmann & Ben Monder Duo has been touring the U.S., Europe and Asia creating a unique approach to what might be called “jazz art song”, blurring the boundaries between jazz, classical, ambient and rock. Bleckmann’s vocal style is based on a thorough understanding of the jazz vocal tradition as well as “extended vocal techniques” (he has been a principal in Meredith Monk’s Vocal Ensemble since 1994) and also uses electronic looping and processing in order to create choral and textural soundscapes. Film fans will note that Bleckmann created the alien language used in the film Men In Black. Bleckmann was recently interviewed by Terry Gross for Fresh Air on NPR and received a GRAMMY™ nomination in 2010 for his CD of Ives songs with Kneebody. Monder, a regular with the Maria Schneider Orchestra and Paul Motian’s band, has developed a compositional style to exploit the full textural potential of the guitar; his playing is influenced as much by classical technique as jazz. The duo’s continued collaborations on both Bleckmann’s “Origami” and Monder’s “Excavation” and “Oceana” have garnered great critical acclaim world-wide.

“...so virtuosic and inventive a pair...the two share a subtle discipline that results in a focused, cohesive whole...Rarely have such individual musicians sounded so single-minded.” Shaun Brady, Downbeat USA
 Cover $15 (includes one house drink)   www.theobleckmann.com www.benmonder.com

Sunday
Oct 16
6:00PM  POETRY : WORDTECH
Vivian Shipley Jean Hollander Alexandra van de Kamp
Connecticut State University Distinguished Professor and Editor of Connecticut Review, Vivian Shipley teaches at Southern Connecticut State University. Her eighth book of poetry, All of Your Message Have Been Erased, was published in 2010 by Southeastern Louisiana University. Nominated for the Pulitzer Prize, it won the 2011 Paterson Award for Sustained Literary Achievement and the CT Press Club Prize for Best Creative Writing. In 2010, her sixth chapbook, Greatest Hits: 1974-2010 was published by Pudding House Press. Raised in Kentucky, with a PhD from Vanderbilt, she was inducted into the University of Kentucky Hall of Distinguished Alumni in April, 2010 and was awarded a CT Arts Grant for Poetry in 2011. She lives in North Haven, Ct. with her husband, Ed Harris.

As winner of the Eileen W. Barnes Award, Jean Hollander’s first book of poems, Crushed into Honey, was published by Saturday Press. Moondog, another collection of her work, was a winner in the Quarterly Review of Literature Poetry Book Series. Her third collection, entitled Organs and Blood, was published in 2008 (David Robert Books) to favorable reviews. Her chapbook “Counterpoint” is being published and celebrated by Bright Hill Press as first prize winner on August 25, 2011.

She has taught literature and writing at Princeton University, Brooklyn College, Columbia University, and the College of New Jersey, where she was director of Writers Conferences for twenty-three years.

Alexandra van de Kamp lives in Stony Brook, NY, with her husband, the writer William Glenn, and teaches at Stony Brook University. She was a fellow at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts this past June. For six years she lived in Madrid, Spain, where she co-founded the bilingual journal, Terra Incognita.

$ 7 includes a drink   http://www.alexandravandekamp.com

8:30PM  MATT PANAYIDES QT.
Rich Perry, tenor sax;  Steve LaSpina, bass;  Mark Ferber, drums;  Matt Panayides, guitar, compositions
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Guitarist Matt Panayides will be leading his highly creative and energetic quartet featuring compositions from his recent release Tapestries of Song (Pacific Coast Jazz). His debut recording weaves the many threads of this talented artist’s history into a vibrant unified image. Hailing from Indianapolis, Panayides has been leading groups throughout New York and Asia for the past 10 years, involving musicians such as Dan Weiss, Jason Rigby, Clarence Penn, Nick Kadajski and many others. In taking his myriad experiences – domestic and foreign, thrilling or contemplative, the happy and the sad – and translating them into song, he has given listeners an insight to the world that is as universal as it is individual.

“Jumping new jazz guitarist that comes from the flashy school of kicking it out.  A real high octane cat as both a player and writer, Panayides entertains and impresses in equal measure.  A major new talent for new times.  Check it out.”--Chris Spector, Midwest Record

"Matt is definitely a bright new face on the jazz guitar scene. He is a gifted player as well as composer with a warm, clear sound" --Vic Juris, guitarist
 Cover $10 (includes one house drink)   www.mattpanayides.com

Drum kit donated by
CANOPUS DRUMS, Japan

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