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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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Mixed Media by RACKIE DIANKHA

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Sunday
Dec 11
6:00PM  ENTERTAINING SCIENCE: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, O UNIVERSE
Roald Hoffman, Dave Soldier hosts

Hasan Padamsee Ben Lasser Elena Aprile
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Our expanding universe is accelerating! The 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics was just awarded to the discoverers of the speedup. This evening will enact the origin of the expanding universe – yes, the Big Bang -- through the work of a leading astrophysicist, and a new play.

Accelerator physicist and playwright Hasan Padamsee of Cornell will present a staged reading of the final scenes from his new play, Creation’s Birthday, directed by Ben Lasser, a freelance director recently transplanted from Chicago. Come see how Edwin Hubble gangs up with a moon-shine peddling janitor and a Jesuit priest to get Einstein to woefully admit his greatest blunder, and… figures out the birthday of our Universe.

But perhaps Einstein’s greatest blunder was not so far off after all. Elena Aprile at Columbia heads the world’s hunt for dark matter. The leading candidates for this mysterious part of the universe are relics of the Big Bang, the Weakly Interacting Massive Particles (WIMPs). Elena and her coworkers (it’s a major international effort) look for these underground, of course, using a ton of ultra-pure liquid xenon. We’ll join the chase!

$10.00 cover plus one drink minimum

8:30PM  GLOBAL LIVING ROOM:ORAN ETKIN TRIO FEATURING LIONEL LOEUKE
Jean Rohe, Host

Oran Etkin , clarinet, bass-clarinet, saxophone;  Lionel Loeuke, guitar;  Ben Allison, bass;  Francisco Mela, drums
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Oran Ektin has been described as a "great clarinetist" and "excellent improviser" by the New York Times music critic Ben Ratliff and a "Woodwind Maestro" by Public Radio International. He has performed around the world with a wide variety of musicians including Lionel Loueke, Mike Stern and Wyclef Jean and with his Kelenia project, a collaboration with Malian Griot musicians which won "Best World Music Album" at the Independent Music Awards. Etkin has a track on an album nominated for a GRAMMY Award and is featured on a compilation from Putumayo Music as well.

"composer of eminent individuality... an extraordinary performing musician who is a soul and mind in search of ultimate truth in aesthetics" - Yusef Lateef
 Cover $10 (includes one house drink)   www.oranetkin.com

Monday
Dec 12
6:00PM  THE WHITE SWALLOW READING SERIES
Angelo Nikolopoulos, host

Patricia Smith Saeed Jones Michael Montlack
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The White Swallow, a queerish reading series in Manhattan's West Village, features emerging and established poets and fiction writers.

The White Swallow Reading Series featuring Saeed Jones, Michael Montlack, and Patricia Smith

A 2011 Pushcart Prize Nominee, Saeed Jones received his MFA in Creative Writing at Rutgers University, Newark. His poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in publications like Hayden’s Ferry Review, StorySouth, Jubilat, West Branch, Weave, The Collagist & Line Break. His chapbook When the Only Light is Fire is available from Sibling Rivalry Press.

In addition to being the editor of the non-fiction anthology My Diva: 65 Gay Men on the Women Who Inspire Them and Diving Divas: 100 Gay Men on Their Muses, Michael Montlack is the author of three poetry chapbooks: Cover Charge (Winner of the 2007 Gertrude Chapbook Competition); Girls, Girls, Girls (Pudding House, 2008); and The Slip (Poets Wear Prada, 2009). His first full-length book of poems, Cool Limbo, was published in May 2011. He splits his time between San Francisco and New York City, where he acts as an Associate Editor for Mudfish and teaches for Berkeley College. He holds an MFA (New School), an MA (San Francisco State) and a BA (Hofstra University), all in Creative Writing.

Patricia Smith, who has been called “a testament to the power of words to change lives,” is the author of five books of poetry, including Blood Dazzler (2008), a chronicle of the human and environmental cost of Hurrican Katrina and nominated for a National Book Award, and Teahouse of the Almighty, a 2005 National Poetry Series selection published by Coffee House Press. Her poems have been published in The Paris Review and TriQuarterly, as well as many anthologies, including American Voices, The Spoken Word Revolution, and The Oxford Anthology of African-American Poetry. Smith also penned the critically acclaimed history Africans in America (1999) and the award-winning children’s book Janna and the Kings (2003). Her biography of Harriet Tubman, Fixed on a Furious Star, is forthcoming.

$7 cover includes a house drink   www.facebook.com/#!/group.php?gid=84682296951

8:30PM  BEL CANTO STUDIO!
Eugene Sirotkine, host and musical director

Olga Makarina, featured soloist
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Bel Canto Studio is back! - Tonight, Eugene Sirotkine welcomes special guest Olga Makarina and students for an evening of arias, duets, and solos! Opera lovers rejoice!

$10.00 cover plus $10.00 minimum.

Tuesday
Dec 13
6:00PM  CITY STORIES: STOOPS TO NUTS
Host: Tommy Pryor

Barbara Aliprantis Kelly Wallace-Barnhill Mary Lee Kortes Elizabeth Rowe Amanda Thorpe
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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 sidewalks and stoops of Brooklyn and The New Riverside Hotel on the Jersey Shore, bringing her full circle to her adult life in the bustling multi-ethnic 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

Kelly Wallace-Barnhill hails from Cooper City, Florida, where at a young age she began performing her material (i.e. poop jokes) at parties for her parents and their friends. This year she and her comedy partner Lindsey wrote the two-woman play Kelly and Lindsey Do New York, a non-lesbian love story, which they performed at the Midtown International Theatre Festival and the People's Improv Theatre. kellyandlindsey.com

Mary Lee Kortes is a Michigan-born singer-songwriter who leads Mary Lee’s Corvette. They’ve recorded 5 albums, notably 2002's song-for-song live cover of Bob Dylan's Blood on the Tracks. The album attracted attention from Dylan himself, for whom MLC later opened. Mary Lee is deeply involved with "Feelthe Music", a non-profit music and healing organization. She runs songwriting workshops and leads seminars for this organization. Mary Lee’s latest project, “The Songs of Buelauh Rowley,” is a work in progress with five folk-rock songs based on a fictional character, a regionally known depression era singer/songwriter from the Midwest.

Thomas Pryor’s work was published in The New York Times, Mr. Beller’s Neighborhood, Our Town, The Westside Spirit, PHC. His blog, “Yorkville: Stoops to Nuts,”is listed in The New York Times.Thomas appeared on public radio’s “This American Life,” & has columns in NearSay.com & AskaNewYorker.com. He was featured in Public TV Ch 13’s “Baseball: A New York Love Story.”

“Eachtime ElizabethRowe (http://www.storytellerowe.com/journal.html)steps center stage, she demonstrates how a master storyteller helps people grow whole as human beings. Whether sharing a traditional folk/fairy tale or a personal story. Audiences fall under her spell as they respond to her warmth and empathy for the human condition.

“Amanda Thorpe brings the concept of the chanteuse into the 21st century. Held together as much by Thorpe's versatile singing as by her love noir vision, she silkily moves through the crowd with a drink in one hand, the other, lightly brushing your shoulder as it passes by.” HIGH BIAS Michael Toland. "Thorpe...balanced brassiness and vulnerability with panache"--Variety.com. Amanda’s new album, “Promenade” is near.

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

8:30PM  LOGAN RICHARDSON QT.
Logan Richardson, alto saxophone, soprano saxophone;  Sam Harris, piano;  Mathew Brewer, bass;  Tommy Crane, drums
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$10 cover plus $10 minimum   www.loganrichardson.com
Wednesday Dec 14 6:00PM  INTERCULTURAL POETRY SERIES
Hosted by Andrey Gritsman

Melinda Thomsen Lynn McGee Doug Goetsch
Last minute poetry shopping? look no more, your prayers have been answered.

Melinda Thomsen’s poetry and book reviews have been published or are forthcoming in journals such as Poetry East, Big City Lit, New York Quarterly, Home Planet News, Elysian Fields Quarterly, Alimentum, Heliotrope, and The Same. Anthologies include Blues for Bill: A Tribute to William Matthews and Spring from Gatehouse Press Ltd., Great Britain. Finishing Line Press published her chapbook Naming Rights in June 2008 and her next collection from them Field Rations, was published in November 2011. She received her MFA at Vermont College of Fine Arts in January 2011.

Lynn McGee's poems are forthcoming in The American Poetry Review, Hawai'i Review, 2 Bridges Review, and Bluestem, and her work is in current issues of Tilt-a-Whirl, Big City Lit, and The New Guard, where one poem was a finalist and one a semi-finalist in the Knightville Poetry Contest judged by former US Poet Laureate Donald Hall. She was also just announced a Finalist with Honorable Mention in the War Poetry Contest of the writer's resource site, Winning Writers dot com, and other of her poems have appeared in The Ontario Review, Phoebe, The Sun and many other journals. Lynn's poetry chapbook, Bonanza, won the Slapering Hol Press manuscript contest, and she earned an MFA at Columbia.

Douglas Goetsch is the author of 7 collections of poetry, most recently Nameless Boy, which is forthcoming from Carnegie Mellon University Press. His work has been published in Poetry, The New Yorker, The Gettysburg Review, Best American Poetry and The Pushcart Prize Anthology, and he has received fellowships from The National Endowment for the Arts and the New York Foundation for the Arts. He is the founding editor of Jane Street Press

$ 7 includes a drink

8:30PM  "THE FAMILY TREE" PRESENTS...MATT PARKER + FRIENDS
Alan Hampton, host

Matt Parker, saxophone;  Frank Locrasto, keys;  Chris Higgins, bass;  Reggie Quinerly, drums

Saxophonist Matt Parker presents original compositions rooted in the tradition of Duke Ellington, Thelonious Monk, and Dexter Gordon. His audiences can expect guest appearances from any of his many collaborators, including dancer Jimmie “Taps” Sutherland, songwriter Josh Mease, or co-conspirator of the experimental ensemble, 2s&4s, Julio Monterrey.


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

Thursday
Dec 15
6:00PM  NOAH GARABEDIAN SEXTET
Kyle Wilson, tenor sax;  Raffi Garabedian, tenor sax;  Curtis Macdonald, alto saxophone;  Kenny Warren, trumpet;  Evan Hughes, drums;  Noah Garabedian, bass
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A native of Berkeley, California, Noah Garabedian has performed with Josh Roseman, Myron Walden, Ralph Alessi, Ben Perowsky, Jacob Sacks, and Julian Pollack. Although he has worked as a sideman for many years, Noah has been writing for his own ensemble for two years and continues to work towards improving the sound. His sextet features a horn section that is influenced by the robust blend of both Dixie Land and Afrobeat. The compositions draw from the rich tradition of Wassoulou music, JS Bach, and Jamiroquai. This will be the sextet's debut Manhattan performance.

"Noah is a positively organic bass player, an incredible artist..." - David Wiegand, The San Francisco Chronicle

$10.00 cover plus $10.00 minimum

  www.noahgarabedian.com

8:30PM  KERMIT DRISCOLL QT. FEATURING:BILL FRISELL
Kris Davis, piano;  Bill Frisell, guitar;  Kermit Driscoll, bass;  John Hollenbeck, drums
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Kermit Driscoll is a veteran bass player who has recorded and performed with many noted musicians including Chet Baker, Dave Douglas, Bill Frisell, Bang-on-a-Can All Stars, Mel Torme, Kenny Werner and John Zorn. Earlier this year, at age 55, Driscoll released his debut album as a leader, Reveille, a program of kaleidoscopic funk, experimental abstractions, and fetching intricacies. The album features an all-star lineup, including Driscoll’s longtime collaborators Bill Frisell (guitar) and Vinnie Coliaiuta (drums), and rising star pianist Kris Davis. Reveille’s star-studded quartet united for only a day, but it performs like a group that’s worked together for ages. Driscoll appears at Cornelia Street with two out of three of the personnel from Reveille, marking the group’s first live appearance as an ensemble.

“The feel of [Reveille] is loose and flowing, with edgy guitaristic elements but also tightly composed and chamberlike thematic statements .” David R. Adler, Jazztimes, April 2011

$15 cover plus $10 minimum

  www.kermitdriscoll.com

10:00PM  KERMIT DRISCOLL QT. FEATURING:BILL FRISELL
Kris Davis, piano;  Bill Frisell, guitar;  Kermit Driscoll, bass;  John Hollenbeck, drums
Kermit Driscoll Qt. Featuring:Bill Frisell image
Kermit Driscoll is a veteran bass player who has recorded and performed with many noted musicians including Chet Baker, Dave Douglas, Bill Frisell, Bang-on-a-Can All Stars, Mel Torme, Kenny Werner and John Zorn. Earlier this year, at age 55, Driscoll released his debut album as a leader, Reveille, a program of kaleidoscopic funk, experimental abstractions, and fetching intricacies. The album features an all-star lineup, including Driscoll’s longtime collaborators Bill Frisell (guitar) and Vinnie Coliaiuta (drums), and rising star pianist Kris Davis. Reveille’s star-studded quartet united for only a day, but it performs like a group that’s worked together for ages. Driscoll appears at Cornelia Street with two out of three of the personnel from Reveille, marking the group’s first live appearance as an ensemble.

“The feel of [Reveille] is loose and flowing, with edgy guitaristic elements but also tightly composed and chamberlike thematic statements .” David R. Adler, Jazztimes, April 2011

$15 cover plus $10 minimum

  www.kermitdriscoll.com

Friday
Dec 16
6:00PM  SON OF PONY
Kat Georges, host

Featured Poet: Stephen Caratza Spotlight : Henrikje Stanze
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The Friday night legendary open mic poetry series.

Arrive before 6 pm to sign up.

Kat Georges continues her generous indeed saintly work for, among, and with poets

Banking poems encouraged

$ 7 includes a drink

9:00PM & 10:30PM  CLAUDIA QUINTET + 1 W/ KURT ELLING
John Hollenbeck, drums, composition;  Drew Gress, bass;  Matt Moran , vibraphone;  Red Wierenga, accordion;  Chris Speed , clarinet, tenor saxophone;  Matt Mitchell, piano;  Kurt Elling, vocals
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Celebrating their 15th anniversary in 2012, The Claudia Quintet embraces the textural freedom of electronic sounds and improvisation, the structural ambition of contemporary classical music, and most importantly, the joy of bodacious grooves and unapologetically gorgeous melodies. Led by drummer and composer John Hollenbeck, this ensemble features some of the foremost innovators of new sounds in “jazz and beyond.” Their beautifully seductive work recasts jazz in shimmering new shapes with inflections of classical minimalism, new music, progressive rock and post-rock.

The Claudia Quintet's latest release, What Is The Beautiful?, featuring special guest vocalists Kurt Elling & Theo Bleckmann, is a tribute to the late beat poet and visual artist Kenneth Patchen, commissioned by the University of Rochester on the occasion of his 100th birthday.

$15 cover plus $10 minimum

  www.johnhollenbeck.com http://johnhollenbeck.bandcamp.com

Saturday
Dec 17
6:00PM  GREEK-AMERICAN WRITERS ASSOCIATION
Dean Kostos, host

Stacy Rubis Steven Cordova & Cori L. Gabbard
Intrepid & generous Dean delivers fine poets, one of our favorite series.

$ 7 includes a drink

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9:00PM & 10:30PM  CLAUDIA QUINTET +1 W/ KURT ELLING
John Hollenbeck, drums, composition;  Drew Gress, bass;  Matt Moran , vibraphone;  Red Wierenga, accordion;  Chris Speed , clarinet, tenor saxophone;  Matt Mitchell, piano;  Kurt Elling, vocals
Claudia Quintet +1 w/ Kurt Elling image
Celebrating their 15th anniversary in 2012, The Claudia Quintet embraces the textural freedom of electronic sounds and improvisation, the structural ambition of contemporary classical music, and most importantly, the joy of bodacious grooves and unapologetically gorgeous melodies. Led by drummer and composer John Hollenbeck, this ensemble features some of the foremost innovators of new sounds in “jazz and beyond.” Their beautifully seductive work recasts jazz in shimmering new shapes with inflections of classical minimalism, new music, progressive rock and post-rock.

The Claudia Quintet's latest release, What Is The Beautiful?, featuring special guest vocalists Kurt Elling & Theo Bleckmann, is a tribute to the late beat poet and visual artist Kenneth Patchen, commissioned by the University of Rochester on the occasion of his 100th birthday.

$15 cover plus $10 minimum

  www.johnhollenbeck.com http://johnhollenbeck.bandcamp.com

Sunday
Dec 18
6:00PM  BARRY WALLENSTEIN & FRIENDS
Angelo Verga, host

Barry Wallenstein, poet;  Adam Birnbaum, piano;  Vincent Chancey, French horn;  Neal Haiduck, clarinet;  Mike Richmond, bass;  Lawrence, Erik , sax;  Nick Johnson, special guest poet
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Back from a well deserved respite Professor Wallenstein delivers new poems.

$ 12 includes a drink

8:30PM  ERI YAMAMOTO TRIO
Eri Yamamoto, piano, compositions;  David Ambrosio, bass;  Ikuo Takeuchi, drums
Eri Yamamoto Trio  image
Since moving to the United States in 1995, Eri Yamamoto has established herself as one of jazz's most original and compelling pianists and composers. The Eri Yamamoto Trio, featuring bassist David Ambrosio and drummer Ikuo Takeuchi, has developed a unique sound and repertoire, and has built a strong following in New York and abroad. Recent tours include performances in the U. S., Europe, and Japan, with appearances at major festivals in Cheltenham, England; Terrassa, Spain; Bray/Derry, Ireland; Time Zones in Bari, Italy; and Shiga, Japan.

$10 cover plus $10 minimum

  www.eriyamamoto.com

Drum kit donated by
CANOPUS DRUMS, Japan

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