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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

 
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Sunday
Nov 13
6:00PM  ENTERTAINING SCIENCE: THE DRONE AND THE UNIVERSE
Roald Hoffman, Dave Soldier hosts

Katie Down Matt Darriau Solomon Endlich
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Primal sounds are never boring. They are often the foundation, both of musics and of the universe. In tonight’s program two superlative musicians, masters of dozens of instruments both familiar and strange, Katie Down and Matt Darriau, will demonstrate the importance of drones in world music. And reflect on the centrality of this harmonic effect. They will be joined by Solomon Endlich, who works on the ripples through the fabric of the universe – gravitational waves. Just like we can close our eyes, listen to the sound that fills the room and try to figure out what those sounds tell us about the instruments that made them, so too can astronomers/physicists "listen" to gravitational waves and try to learn about some of the most cataclysmic (and not easily visited!) events in the universe -- black hole collisions, the big bang. Those waves may just be the drones of cosmic music. You will be there to feel them.

$10.00 cover plus one drink minimum

  companyofheaven.com/id13.html http://www.katiedown.com/

8:30PM  LOREN STILLMAN TRIO FEATURING JOEY BARON
Loren Stillman, alto saxophone, compositions;  Dave Ambrosio, bass;  Joey Baron, drums
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The music of Brooklyn-based saxophonist and composer, Loren Stillman, has found acclaimed reviews in such publications as The New York Times, Downbeat Magazine, Jazziz, Jazz Times, and National Public Radio, marking him as an innovative voice of modern jazz. Stillman has performed, recorded, and educated throughout the United States, Europe, and Japan. Alongside an impressive record of performances, recordings, and masterclasses with his own ensembles, Stillman has performed alongside Charlie Haden, Paul Motian Trio 2000+2, Carla Bley, John Abercrombie, Andy Milne’s DAPP Theory, Michele Rosewoman Quintessence, Joe Lovano, Eivind Opsvik, John McNeil, Brad Shepik, Russ Lossing, Vic Juris, and The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra.

“Loren Stillman is one of New York best alto saxophonists, and has gained that distinction well before reaching age 30.” David Adler, Jazz Times Magazine
 Cover $10 (includes one house drink)   www.lorenstillman.com www.myspace.com/lorenstillman

Monday
Nov 14
6:00PM  HAPPY BIRTHDAY ANNE SEXTON
Paul Hecht, presenter

Jennifer Van Dyck Kathleen Chalfant Liz Magnes
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Jennifer Van Dyck performed this summer at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Fundamental Theatre Company’s 3D Hamlet. Off Broadway: The Divine Sister (Soho Playhouse),The Third Story (MCC), Orson’s Shadow (Barrow St.), Keen Company, Playwrights Horizons, Naked Angels, Second Stage. Broadway: Hedda Gabler, Dancing at Lughnasa, Two Shakespearean Actors, The Secret Rapture. Film/TV: Too Big to Fail, Step Up 3D, Across the Universe, Michael Clayton, Stealing Martin Lane, numerous Law & Order episodes, Fringe, New Amsterdam.

KATHLEEN CHALFANT's credits are quite literally enormous, suffice to say:

She received the Drama League and Sidney Kingsley Awards for her body of work. Kathleen is a founding member of the Women’s Project and sits on the boards of The Vineyard Theatre, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids, and the advisory board of the New York Foundation for the Arts. Ms. Chalfant was Artist in Residence at the Weill College of Medicine of Cornell University for 2005 – 2006, was a Beineke Fellow at the Yale School of Drama in the spring of 2006, the fall of 2008, and the fall of 2010 and was a member of the Board of Advisors of MSF/Doctors Without Borders for 5 years. She was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from the Cooper Union in June 2010. Ms. Chalfant has recently been part of a new initiative of BEYOND THE WIRE called The Addiction Project and read the third act of LONG DAYS JOURNEY INTO NIGHT at the Harvard Medical School with Harris Yulin and Bryce Pinkham. She is Artist In Residence for 2011 -2012 in the Graduate Theatre Program at The New School. She begins rehearsal for Tina Howe’s PAINTING CHURCHES in January for The Keen Company on Theatre Row.

Liz Magnes has performed solo piano from Egypts' Opera House in Cairo to the Kennedy Center in Washington DC. Her NPR performance on Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz coincided with her move to the US in the beginning of this century! Liz enjoys a wide range of venues such as; Silent film accompaniment, duos with poets and performers, solo work and recording. A new solo CD of selections from "Porgy and Bess" is on the mastering table.She and her husband , Rafi Magnes are working on a joint photo-music project, PPPST"( Politics, Piano,Photography, Sanity Trembles). Liz is on the American board of The Friends of The Jenin Freedom Theater.

$10 admission + a one drink minimum.

8:30PM  CLASSICAL AT THE CORNELIA: ITAY GOREN
Itay Goren, solo piano
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After performing for an enthusiastic Parisian audience at the Scots Kirk in Paris, and following numerous successful concerts in the metropolitan area, New Jersey based classical and jazz pianist Itay Goren appears for the first time at Cornelia Street Cafe. In this recital, Mr. Goren will perform Beethoven's majestic Eroica Variations, selections from Tchaikovsky's The Seasons, works by Chopin and Scriabin and Balakirev's finger breaking Islamey.


 Cover $10 (includes one house drink)

Tuesday
Nov 15
6:00PM  CITY STORIES: STOOPS TO NUTS ~ STORYTELLING
Tommy Pryor, host

Cris Beam Michele Carlo Taffy Jaffe Thomas Pryor Lianne Smith David Terhune
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Cris Beam is the author of I Am J, a young adult novel about a runaway transboy in New York City (Little, Brown, 2011). Her first book, Transparent: Love, Family and Living the T with Transgender Teenagers (Harcourt, 2007) won a Lambda Literary Award and was a Stonewall Honor Book. Cris teaches creative writing at Columbia University, New York University, and Bayview Women’s Correctional Facility in New York. She’s currently working on a book about foster care in the U.S. for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

Michele Carlo is a writer/performer who has lived in four of the five boroughs of NYC and remembers when a slice of pizza cost 50 cents. Her stories have been published in Mr. Beller’s Neighborhood’s Lost & Found: Stories From New York, Chicken Soup For The Latino Soul and SMITH magazine, and performed at the MOTH’s GrandSlams and Mainstage. Her sensational well reviewed memoir Fish Out Of Agua: My life on neither side of the (subway) tracks was published by Citadel Press in August 2010. Buy it! www.michelecarlo.com.

Taffy Jaffe has worked as a stand up comic, a monologist, a producer and director of comedy reviews. She began her career acting and performing her monologues with “Hot Peaches,” a political cabaret group in NY & London. Taffy appeared in “The First Radical Humor Festival,” & “The Women in Humor Conference” & two Marathons at Ensemble Studio Theatre. Taffy is a regular writer/performer in “Monologues and Madness,” here at Cornelia Street Café.

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 and AskaNewYorker.com.

Lianne Smith's music dispenses with a panoramic shot in favor of zooming in on the bee and flower. She writes grown-up songs about architecture, thieves, bicycles, the end of summer, and two roads that diverge in a wood. She just finished recording a CD with legendary producer Anton Fier that will be out soon. Email her at: liannecsmith@gmail.com for information about live shows.

David Terhune is a musician, a writer, a husband, a father, and a civil servant. He has been writing letters-to-the-editor since 2006, and has had over 125 published since then. He is a songwriter and also plays guitar and sings in a musical revue called The Loser's Lounge. With a cast of guest singers, The Loser's Lounge performs tributes to great songwriters and bands. The show is in its 18th year and performs at Joe's Pub - The Public Theater in NYC. http://david.terhune.org/

$7 includes a drink

8:30PM  GLOBAL LIVING ROOM:BENJY FOX-ROSEN - AVI FOX-ROSEN DUO
Jean Rohe, Host

Benjy Fox-Rosen, bass, vocals;  Avi Fox-Rosen, guitar, banjo, voice
Global Living Room:Benjy Fox-Rosen - Avi Fox-Rosen Duo image
Benjy Fox-Rosen has been active as a bassist and singer in the klezmer and eastern European music scene in New York for the last several years; he has toured worldwide with Luminescent Orchestrii, recorded with Adrienne Cooper, and is bassist/vocalist in the Michael Winograd Klezmer Trio. After several years of performing with his own band, Fox-Rosen has emerged with a unique take on Yiddish song. This evening Fox-Rosen will present new material, primarily drawing from his settings of Yiddish poetry, as well as lesser known folk songs and new instrumental pieces. He will be joined by Avi Fox-Rosen on guitar, banjo and voice.
 Cover $10 (includes one house drink)   www.benjyfoxrosen.com
Wednesday Nov 16 6:00PM  POETRY
D Nurkse Lois Elaine Griffiths Angelo Verga
Voices Over Water

$ 7 dollars includes a drink

8:30PM  GREG WARD’S PHONIC JUGGERNAUT, CD RELEASE
Greg Ward, alto saxophone;  Joe Sanders, bass;  Damion Reid, drums
"Greg Ward’s Phonic Juggernaut” is a consummation of the marriage of jazz improvisation and composition, an unrestrained exploration of the saxophone as a voice all its own. As Ward’s debut with Thirsty Ear, the recording presents a burgeoning jazz force in a landscape of his own percipience and inspiration. The trio of Ward, the flawless bass of Joe Sanders, and Damion Reid’s polyrhythmic drums provides ample breathing room for Ward to tear along at his own pace. Ward blasts here, there, and everywhere with dexterity and virtuosity extraordinary for his 28 years. Sanders and Reid impeccably complement Ward’s each move, pounding and bopping along with every note, invigorating moments of intensity and providing an ambient strength and driving spirit throughout the hour-long production.
 Cover $10 (includes one house drink)   http://www.gregward.org
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Thursday
Nov 17
6:00PM  THE LUTE IN LOVE
John Armato , lute;  Amanda Keil, mezzo-soprano;  James Kennerley, tenor
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A courtship in song, featuring some of the sexiest, funniest lute songs of Thomas Campion and John Eccles. Plus a rarely-heard glimpse into the sensual world of German lute songs and duets, with works by Heinrich Albert…. And the likely New York premiere of songs by Neusidler. Who knew that the English could be so racy, and Germans so emotive? Featuring John Armato, Amanda Keil, and James Kennerley.

$10.00 cover plus $10.00 minimum

  musicanuova.org

8:30PM  ANTHONY COLEMAN TRIO
Anthony Coleman, piano;  Sean Conly, bass;  Satoshi Takeishi, drums
Drawing inspiration from a planet full of noise, trying to make that damn box play microtones, imagining the Cocktail Music of the Ba – Benzélé…Piano Trio Music is its own heartbreak and its own reward. After 3 trio CDs, something happened – or didn’t. But onward we go, into the thicket of what it could be or could mean today.

“Coleman plays with the grace and exuberance of a master”, Warren Allen- – All About Jazz (on Freakish)
 Cover $10 (includes one house drink)   http://necmusic.edu/faculty/anthony-coleman?lid=2&sid=3 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthony_Coleman

Anthony Coleman Trio image Andrew Hurlibut
Friday
Nov 18
6:00PM  JOHN MCWHORTER AND FRIENDS: NEW FACES OF 2011!
John McWhorter, host and musical director

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Take a breather before Thanksgiving with the New Faces crew as we do a big, fat splash of Richard Rodgers for November. It starts with his jazzy yet plangent songs with Lorenz Hart, continues through some of his classic work with Oscar Hammerstein, and finds time for some songs he wrote by himself in the sixties - as well as two he wrote with none other than Stephen Sondheim. In one hour we'll be covering the entire Golden Age of American musical theatre -- come on down and enjoy a pre-dinner rush!

$10.00 cover plus $10.00 minimum

9:00PM & 10:30PM  JEFF DAVIS TRIO
Russ Lossing, piano;  Eivind Opsvik, bass;  Jeff Davis, drums, compositions
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Drummer/composer JEFF DAVIS is known as the “propulsive force behind a host of New York mainstays.” --Mathew Miller ,All About Jazz. Tonight, Davis brings together improvising greats Russ Lossing and Eivind Opsvik in this powerful new trio. The group weaves through Davis’s compositions with a hypnotic ease, creating moods that are at times peaceful and other times explosive. ,Troy Collins, All About Jazz says that “like many of his generation, his writing encompasses a number of genres, yet Davis understands the importance of creating a context for such diversity. Sequencing individual tunes into a suite-like program, the set unfolds episodically, seamlessly blending divergent moods.” Tonight, the trio will be performing compositions from it’s soon-to-be released debut album.

“We Sleep Outside (Loyal Label) is the restlessly episodic debut by Jeff Davis, a drummer of broad experience in left-of-center jazz circles.” -- Nate Chinen, New York Times
 Cover $15 (includes one house drink)   www.jeffdavisdrums.com

Saturday
Nov 19
6:00PM  GREEK AMERICAN WRITERS
Dean Kostos, host

Austin Alexis, poet;  Judith Baumel, poet;  Stacey Rubis, poet;  Lee Compton, tenor
Another installment of one our longest running series, hosted by the incomparable Dean Kostos.

Lee Compton, a gifted tenor, sing a selection of Greek songs from Maurice Ravel's cycle "Chants Populaires." Ancient Greek poetry was often sung, accompanied by the lyre. Tonight Ravel's songs are accompanied by the piano.

$7 includes a drink

9:00PM & 10:30PM  CARLO DEROSA'S CROSS-FADE
Mark Shim , tenor sax, wind controller;  Vijay Iyer , piano, rhodes;  Carlo De Rosa, bass;  Tommy Crane, drums
Carlo DeRosa's Cross-Fade image
The most recent performance with Cross-Fade was at Cornelia Street Café in July and was a great success thanks in part to a wonderful New York Times listing: "Carlo De Rosa’s Cross-Fade (Friday) As on his sharply dynamic recent album, “Brain Dance” (Cuneiform), Mr. De Rosa, a bassist, features his own complex music for an ensemble of fellow searchers: Mark Shim on tenor saxophone, Vijay Iyer on piano and Marcus Gilmore on drums."--Nate Chinen, NY Times
 Cover $15 (includes one house drink)   www.carloderosa.com http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/article.php?id=39929&pg=3
Sunday
Nov 20
6:00PM  POETRY
Colette Inez Dorothy August
After graduating from Hunter College in 1961, Inez taught in public and private schools in New York City, as well as in Poets-in-the-Schools programs. She has since authored ten books of poetry, has been published in more than seventy anthologies and textbooks, and has read her work in over 150 colleges and universities. On the faculty of Columbia University since 1983, she also taught at Cornell, Ohio, Bucknell and Colgate universities and elsewhere. Inez has instructed at leading writer's conferences, has written essays, short stories and reviews, has judged numerous poetry contests and appeared on public radio and TV. Her papers can now be accessed at the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center of Boston University. She resides in Manhattan with husband Saul Stadtmauer, a freelance writer and journalist. Her newest collection,"Horseplay," will be released in late 2011 by Word Press.

$ 7 includes a drink

8:30PM  CARNATIC SUNDAYS: DAN WEISS, SAMARTH NAGARKAR
Dan Weiss , tabla;  Arun Ramamurthy, violin;  Samarth Nagarkar, vocals
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Carnatic Music is the classical music of South India. Grounded in traditional songs of the great Trinity of composers, Carnatic musicians explore their own musical creativity improvising in Ragas and the music’s intricate rhythmic cycles (Tala). CARNATIC SUNDAYS, curated by Arun Ramamurthy, is a series which presents traditional South Indian classical music and innovative projects influenced by it.

This evening will provide a unique approach to Carnatic improvisation. Accomplished jazz drummer and tabla player Dan Weiss will accompany Arun Ramamurthy on violin in the first set. These two musicians performed for the first time in Brooklyn back in July, presenting traditional, yet fresh takes on Carnatic songs. In the 2nd set Hindustani vocalist, Samarth Nagarkar based in NYC and born in South India, will present Carnatic & Hindustani compositions from his North Indian classical vantage point and experience. This will be night of pure, spontaneous music from 3 musicians coming from 3 different backgrounds.
 Cover $10 (includes one house drink)   www.danweiss.net http://sites.google.com/site/samarthnagarkar

Drum kit donated by
CANOPUS DRUMS, Japan

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