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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
May 12
6:00PM  ENTERTAINING SCIENCE: MUSIC OF THE SPHERES
Roald Hoffman, Dave Soldier, hosts

Alan Kushan, musician;  Lam Hui, cosmologist
Entertaining Science: MUSIC OF THE SPHERES image

Alan Kushan performs on a self-constructed instrument – there are indeed universes under construction, for you, in the string resonances of its trapezoidal box. Universes are also built in the work of Lam Hui, a cosmologist at Columbia. The cosmos, the big bang, is his playground. Join us on a journey of music and the universe, of the santur and a sun tour.

$20.00 includes a drink

  http://www.alankushan.net/ http://www.columbia.edu/cu/physics/fac-bios/Hui/faculty.html

8:30PM  GLOBAL LIVING ROOM: FERMAN-EDERY DUO “SEPHARTANGO”
Gerard Edery, Host

Polly Ferman, piano;  Gerard Edery, voice, guitar
Global Living Room: FERMAN-EDERY DUO “SepharTango” image
Ferman-Edery duo brings to the concert stage a unique fusion of Sephardic songs set to tango rhythms as well as pieces in this genre written by classical composers.. Ms. Ferman’s expressive and sensitive playing and Mr. Edery’s instrumental virtuosity and rich baritone will transport you to a place where voice, piano, heart and soul become one with the music. These two remarkable artists, reunited by popular demand, have created an unforgettable musical experience you will not want to miss.

$20 cover includes a drink

  www.gerardedery.com

Monday
May 13
6:00PM  THE CAT AND THE MOON: CD RELEASE!
Ellen Mandel, composer/pianist;  Daniel Neer, baritone
The Cat And The Moon: CD Release! image

Composer/pianist Ellen Mandel and baritone Daniel Neer celebrate the release of THE CAT AND THE MOON, their new CD, with a program of Mandel’s lyrical, jazzy, dramatic, and humorous songs to poems by e.e. cummings, Thomas Hardy, Seamus Heaney, WB Yeats, Glyn Maxwell, and Neer’s Haiku NYC.

The New York Times calls Mandel’s poem songs “Ardent, spiky, and freshly organic.”

“A striking collaboration,” says NPR’s All Things Considered

Ellen Mandel has composed music for over 60 plays, from Shakespeare to Stoppard to improv comedy, Off Broadway in NYC and at many regional theaters. Daniel Neer is a singer and writer with performances at such venues as Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, the Apollo, the Guggenheim Museum and on Broadway.

$15 includes a drink

8:30PM  CLASSICAL AT THE CORNELIA: "MAY MADNESS"
Ana Milosavljevic, violin, viper electric violin;  Jed Distler, piano
Classical At The Cornelia: Vera Miljkovic

When Ana Milosavljevic's violin and Viper and Jed Distler's piano join forces, sparks fly, creativity explodes, and your ears get pinned to the wall. Experience these singular composer/performers for their first full length duo show in New York, featuring original compositions and improvisations.

$20.00 includes a drink

  www.anamilo.com www.jeddistler.com

10:00PM  CLASSICAL AT THE CORNELIA: SPEED BUMP
Hamilton Berry, cello;  Eric Allen, cello;  Nathan Schram, viola
Classical At The Cornelia: Speed Bump image
Speed Bump Plays Miles and Co.

Speed Bump, a trio consisting of cellists Eric Allen and Hamilton Berry and violist Nathan Schram, performs jazz standards on its unusual instrumentation. This set will feature works by Miles Davis and others.

Eric Allen is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, and improvisor. Being a versatile performer, he regularly performs with new music groups, singer-songwriters, and jazz ensembles in the New York area. His recent commissions include Mr McFall’s Chamber, Cadillac Moon Ensemble, ensemble mise-en, the Quadraphonnes, and the Portland Jazz Composers’ Ensemble.

Hamilton Berry’s eclectic taste has led him to pursue a range of musical projects. As a participant in Carnegie Hall’s “Porous Borders of Music” workshop, he performed Edgar Meyer’s Duet for Cello and Bass with the composer at Zankel Hall. He has appeared in diverse roles at venues including Alice Tully Hall, Miller Theatre, Terminal 5, and the Jazz Gallery.

Nathan Schram is a violist, arranger and visual artist. As a violist he is a member of the Bryant Park Quartet and the Declassified. He also regularly appears with Alarm Will Sound, American Contemporary Music Ensemble, and New York Baroque Incorporated. His arrangements have been performed at Le Poisson Rouge, Carnegie Hall, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

$20.00 includes a drink

  soundcloud.com/speed-bump www.hamiltonberry.com

Tuesday
May 14
6:00PM  STOOPS TO NUTS: STORY TELLERS
Thomas Pryor, host

Tricia Alexandro, ;  Leslie Goshko, ;  Michael Maiello Steve Northeast
Stoops To Nuts: Story Tellers image
The neighborhood’s awake and talented storytellers & musicians are ready to paint characters and scenes for you.

Tricia Alexandro is a native New Yorker. With two NYC school teachers for parents, and four siblings, including a comedian for a brother, storytelling was a household staple growing up. Tricia studied acting at The Barrow Group, Playhouse West, and took the LAByrinth Theatre Companyʼs Master Class. She recently performed her one woman show, called The Family Jewels, at The Barrow Group, and she signed with her first agent this past September. She is excited to perform a short piece she wrote for herself and 3 characters, called The Disney Store, at The Barrow Group on Sunday, May19th @ 7:30pm. For updates, go to www.triciaalexandro.com

Leslie Goshko is the host and creator of the monthly storytelling series, “Sideshow Goshko,” which has been hailed as a Time Out New York "Critics' Pick" and “a well-programmed night” by The New York Times. She is a contributing blogger for The Huffington Post, a Manhattan Monologue Slam Champion, and her stories and comedy writing have been featured on Sirius XM, WNYC, New York Metro “Funny Page”, and thanks to the support of many internet voters, she performed with the cast of Hairspray on Broadway. http://ohmygoshko.com/

Michael Maiello is a New York based columnist, performer, author and playwright. He worked for ten years at Forbes Media, writing and editing for both Forbes Magazine and Forbes.com and appearing on CNBC, Fox News, Fox Business News, CNN and MSNBC. He is the author of the 2004 book Buy The Rumor, Sell The Fact, and has performed stand up comedy at The Laugh Factory, The Comic Strip and the Philadelphia Fringe Festival. Mike reads regularly with Mama D's Arts Bordello in New York. Lately, Mike has contributed Op-Eds & Reviews to Reuters, Newsweek, The Daily Beast, and Esquire, and recently launched amazingopinionsite.wordpress.com -- a home for Op-Eds about things that never really happened.

Like the troubadours of old, Steve Northeast, has travelled the world singing songs of life that tell honest tales. His first album, Inside, is filled with songs of despair and hope that he saw everywhere trying to break through. His latest album, Another Day, a terrific sounding album that blends Steve's intend lyrical content with exceptional musicianship won him the award of Favorite Impact Artist on US radio in 2012 by The Independent Music Network. www.stevenortheast.com

Thomas Pryor's stories appeared in The New York Times. His blog: "Yorkville: Stoops to Nuts," is listed in The Times Blog Roll. Thomas appeared on PBS's TV series: Baseball: A New York Love Story, NBC TV’s New York Nonstop, and Public Radio’s “This American Life.” His photography book, River to River ~ New York Scenes From a Bicycle, was released by in 2012 (YBK Publishers). Cornelia Street Café recently hosted his two-month photography exhibition, “New York Scenes from a Bicycle.” NBC TV, New York Press/Our Town Downtown and NY1 TV recommended the exhibit and the book.

$8.00 includes a drink

  www.yorkvillestoopstonuts.blogspot.com/

8:30PM  VOXIFY: AUBREY JOHNSON
Nicky Schrire, host

Aubrey Johnson, vocals;  Tomoko Omura, violin;  Michael Thomas, alto sax, bass clarinet;  Chris Ziemba, piano;  Matt Aronoff, bass;  Jeremy Noller, drums
Voxify: Aubrey Johnson image

Aubrey Johnson is a New York-based vocalist, composer, and educator who specializes in jazz, Brazilian, and creative contemporary music with and without words. She holds a Master of Music degree in jazz performance from the New England Conservatory, and is set to release her debut album under saxophonist Greg Osby’s new record label, Inner Circle Music, within the next year. In 2011 she joined the voice department at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, becoming their youngest current voice teacher. Aubrey is also on faculty at the New England Conservatory where she directs of school’s vocal jazz ensemble. In demand as both a side-person and a leader, Aubrey has performed and/or recorded with jazz greats Bobby McFerrin, Lyle Mays (Pat Metheny Group, Steve Rodby (Pat Metheny Group), Mark Walker (Paquito D’Rivera, Oregon), Paul McCandless (Oregon), and Jimmy Cobb.

“Formidable vocalist...adept improviser.” - John Garelick, Boston Phoenix

$20.00 includes a drink

  www.aubreyjohnsonmusic.com

10:00PM  VOXIFY: TAMMY SCHEFFER
Nicky Schrire, host

Tammy Scheffer, vocals;  Tomoko Omura, violin;  Davy Mooney, guitar, voice
Voxify: Tammy Scheffer image

Vocalist and composer Tammy Scheffer has been performing with her sextet the last few years, bringing her intricate compositions and pure instrument-like voice to stages across the Northeast. Tonight she will present her latest project, a collection of folk-inspired songs that explore the ideas of home, travels and belonging. In addition to her work as a bandleader, Scheffer performed and recorded with a wide variety of NYC groups, including John Zorn’s vocal project Mycale, Javier Arau Big Band and Asuka Kakitani Jazz Orchestra, and was a participant in the competitively- selected Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead workshop. She is currently a member of the Brooklyn Jazz Underground, a group of like minded bandleaders who work together to build greater awareness of original music emerging from Brooklyn, NY.

"Scheffer has the agility and panache of a seasoned horn player and the imagination of the brightest stars of her generation" Andrea Canter, JazzPolice.com

$20.00 includes a drink

  www.TammyScheffer.com

Wednesday May 15
6:00PM  BREAKFAST WITH MUGABE: A NEW PLAY BY FRASER GRACE: READING AND DISCUSSION
with Michael Rogers Rosalyn Coleman Che Ayende Ezra Barnes directed by David Shookhoff and featuring Nora Balaban, vocals, mbira
BREAKFAST WITH MUGABE: A new play by Fraser Grace: Reading and Discussion image

A psychiatrist waits in State House, Harare, for his first encounter with a most unusual patient. Robert Mugabe, President of Zimbabwe, is in crisis. But can Mugabe be treated like any other patient? Join the cast of the up-coming Off-Broadway production for selected readings and a discussion of Fraser Grace’s award winning play, first produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Breakfast With Mugabe will feature Michael Rogers (Broadway’s Joe Turner’s Come and Gone), Rosalyn Coleman (Broadway’s Seven Guitars, The Piano Lesson, The Mountaintop), Che Ayende (Playwrights Horizons, The Public Theater) and Ezra Barnes (Mint, Pearl, New Federal Theaters). Director David Shookhoff’s credits include the Manhattan Theatre Club, Ensemble Studio Theater and Yale Rep.

$20.00 includes a drink

  www.breakfastwithmugabe.com

8:30PM  NIKOLAJ HESS QUARTET, CD RELEASE: TRIO
Nikolaj Hess, piano;  Marc Mommaas, tenor sax;  Tony Scherr, bass;  Kenny Wollesen, drums
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Jazz pianist Nikolaj Hess, originally from Denmark, presents his new album "Trio" together with stellar rhythm section long time Bill Frisell collaborators and outstanding bandleaders in their own respect Tony Scherr on bass and Kenny Wollesen on drums. As a guest for the evening, Hess's long time collaborator from Global Motion Marc Mommaas will join on tenor saxophone. The music reflects Hess's base in the jazz tradition with his strong influences from the beautiful scandinavian lyricism and the richly nuanced rhythms of African music.

"Hess’ fluidity, harmonic command and palpable determination at the keys, a compelling spectacle~David R. Adler, AAJ (2010) (LIve @ the Kitano)

Danish pianist Nikolaj Hess careened between heart-melting delicacy and almost Chopinesque virtuosity. Hess is clearly equipped to face the most gargantuan technical demands, but it was the incredible fecundity of his imagination that impressed the most (Peter Quinn Art Desk, London)

$20 cover includes a drink

  www.nikolajhess.com

Thursday
May 16
6:00PM  EROTIC MINDSCAPES: POETRY AND MUSIC
Valery Oisteanu David Cieri
Erotic Mindscapes: Poetry and Music image
“Erotic Mindscapes” with poetry by Valery Oisteanu and music by David Cieri

The dynamic duo was created two years ago with the award winning performer Valery Oisteanu and the underground king of experimental music David Cieri, and is presently working on a new CD. Valery will interpret free-jazz style his own poetry, Erotic Mind-Landscapes, with improvisational compositions on the piano by Cieri. They will take you on a trip from Romanian village to East Village, from Cornelia Street Café to erotic Nirvana, from exotic to hypnotic.

$8.00 includes a drink

8:30PM  JON IRABAGON TRIO
Jon Irabagon, alto sax;  Mark Helias, bass;  Barry Altschul, drums
Jon Irabagon Trio image
Jon Irabagon and Barry Altschul have performed continually in the last few years, including their tour-de-force Foxy (Hot Cup Records) and their upcoming duo release on Jon's Irabbagast Records. As a preview of their upcoming trio tour, they invite master bassist Mark Helias to join them tonight at Cornelia St. Cafe, where they will be debuting new compositions as well as delving into the group improvisations that have made Barry and Mark such an important rhythm section combination over the last two decades.

$20 cover includes a drink

Friday
May 17
6:00PM  SECRETS OF SUCCESSFUL MISTRESSES
Lisa Faith Phillips, writer and performer

Ellen Mandel, piano/vocals
Secrets of Successful Mistresses image
“Wildly entertaining” – newyorkcool.com

Lisa Faith Phillips brings her new show to Cornelia Street Cafe for one night only, with the fab- dabulous Ellen Mandel on piano. The two will make you laugh as they take you through a hilarious self-help seminar with original songs!

Lisa uses the format of a self-help lecture by Dr. Faith to hilariously explore our quest for romance, love and security, using witty original songs, charts, maracas and a riding crop to punctuate her outrageously funny observations.

“Visit Dr. Faith for a session. Learning to be a mistress has never been more entertaining!” Andrew Gilchrist, MNN Cable Network

doors open at 6:00

$15 includes 1 drink

9:00PM & 10:30PM  HUSH POINT W. JOHN MCNEIL & JEREMY UDDEN, CD RELEASE PARTY
John McNeil, trumpet;  Jeremy Udden, alto, c melody sax;  Aryeh Kobrinski, bass;  Vinnie Sperrazza, drums
HUSH Point w. John McNeil & Jeremy Udden, CD Release Party image
Fresh from recording their debut CD for SunnySide records, Hush Point is taking the time to further distort the space/time continuum by performing before live audiences. Their unique brand of improvisation seems to be trans-dimensional and chock-full of, you know, God particles and stuff. Whatever -- audiences seem to dive into the sea of universal consciousness without a swimsuit, if you know what we mean.

$20 includes a drink

Saturday
May 18
6:00PM  OMAR KHAYYAM-POETRY SALAAM
Farid Bitar
Farid and other Arab-Farsi poets + limited open mic

Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam-poetry Salaam

delivered in English, French, Arab, Farsi

"And lately, by the Tavern Door agape, / Came shining through the Dusk an Angel Shape / Bearing a Vessel on his Shoulder; and / He bid me taste of it; and 'twas — the Grape!"

$ 8 includes a drink

9:00PM & 10:30PM  HUSH POINT W. JOHN MCNEIL & JEREMY UDDEN, CD RELEASE PARTY
John McNeil, trumpet;  Jeremy Udden, alto, c melody sax;  Aryeh Kobrinski, bass;  Vinnie Sperrazza, drums
HUSH Point w. John McNeil & Jeremy Udden, CD Release Party image
Fresh from recording their debut CD for SunnySide records, Hush Point is taking the time to further distort the space/time continuum by performing before live audiences. Their unique brand of improvisation seems to be trans-dimensional and chock-full of, you know, God particles and stuff. Whatever -- audiences seem to dive into the sea of universal consciousness without a swimsuit, if you know what we mean.

$20 includes a drink

Sunday
May 19
6:00PM  BÁRBARA MARTÍNEZ: FLAMENCO SONGS
Bárbara Martínez, vocals/dance;  Gonzalo Grau, piano/keyboards;  Jose Moreno, flamenco guitar;  Sean Kupicz, electric bass/percussion
Bárbara Martínez: Flamenco Songs image

Bárbara Martínez sings traditional and contemporary flamenco, as well as music from Latin America, Brazil, and the Middle East. She grew up performing in New York City, the first generation from a family of artists from Venezuela and Argentina. She recently performed to a sold out house with her group at Carnegie Hall. Bárbara is a regular with A Palo Seco Flamenco Company and Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana, Espiritu Gitano & Friends, among others. She is one of few flamenco artists who performs regularly both as singer and dancer in local venues in New York City, such as The Wine Spot on Thursdays and frequently Alegrias at La Nacional on Saturdays.

"Something fresh" -New York Times

$20.00 includes a drink

  www.BarbaraMartinez.com

8:30PM  STEVEN LUGERNER, CD RELEASE: FOR WE HAVE HEARD
Steven Lugerner, Bb clarinet, bass Clarinet, saxophones;  Stephanie Richards, trumpet;  Glenn Zaleski , piano;  Matt Wilson, drums
Steven Lugerner, CD Release: For We have Heard image
The CD/LP release celebration for composer Steven Lugerner’s sophomore release - For We Have Heard, a piece of work based on the biblical Book of Joshua. The narrative sequel to his debut release, For We Have Heard aims to expand upon the relationship between text, words and narrative through the practice of music composition based on Rabbinical Gematria code. CDs available via Primary Records (USA) // Vinyl available via NoBusiness Records (Lithuania)

“…a textured, nearly seamless blend of composition and improvisation of the sort that die-hard jazzists might think is really modern chamber music…pieces that might have sounded rigid and schematic come across as spontaneous and engaging.” -Francis Davis (The Village Voice)

$20 cover include a drink

  www.stevenlugerner.com www.primaryrecords.org

Drum kit donated by
CANOPUS DRUMS, Japan

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