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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
Jun 01
6:00PM  ENTERTAINING SCIENCE: UNFOLDING EVOLUTION
Roald Hoffmann, Dave Soldier, hosts

Sophia Treanor, movement artist;  Derek Baron & Adam Gundersheim, musicians;  Maryam Zaringhalam, bioligist
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Evolution by natural selection is a dynamic force; one that has propelled life from a simple molecule swimming in a primordial soup to a great diversity of beings that inhabit land, air, and sea alike. The term evolution itself stems from a notion of ‘opening out’ and ‘unfolding,’ from the Latin evolution.

Experimenting with movement and music, we’ll explore how natural selection—biology’s most elegant of principles —partners with mutation and recombination to produce a great and complex diversity of life. Biologist Maryam Zaringhalam will guide us through her favorite peer-reviewed art-inspired experiment to show us how we can evolve (mediocre) music out of noise, and what that can tell us about the winding, wayward path to our very own origin.

Movement artist Sophia Treanor will partner with Causings—musicians Derek Baron and Adam Gundersheimer—in improvisational performance in which the evolution of a composition from nothingness is visibly and audibly unfolding. Weaving together impulse, rhythm, and the shared experience of the individuals in the room, an intuitive and spontaneous co-creation will emerge, just one of infinite possible forms.

  www.gander.tv/event/cornelia-street-cafe-entertaining-science-unfolding-evolution-61-6pm-8pm

8:30PM  BENJAMIN SCHEUER
Benjamin Scheuer, voice, guitar
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Benjamin Scheuer is the recipient of the 2013 ASCAP Foundation Cole Porter Award for songwriting, the 2013 Musical Theatre Network Award for Best Lyrics, and the curator of the Songwriter Series at Cornelia Street Café.

He is the writer/performer of THE LION, a one-man musical that opens off-Broadway at the Manhattan Theatre Club in June 2014. He also leads the band Escapist Papers, who recently released their second album, The Bridge.

"Benjamin Scheuer is New York's next great young songwriter. His music stirs the soul, his lyrics pierce the heart. He has wit, grace, power, and consistently dips his pen into the deepest emotional well." --Andrew Lippa

  www.BenjaminScheuer.com www.gander.tv/event/cornelia-street-cafe-benjamin-scheuer-61-830pm-10pm

10:00PM  ANNA MARQUARDT
Anna Marquardt, voice, ukelele
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Anna is a singer and songwriter, but not really a singer/songwriter. She has written some musicals with composer Britt Bonney, most recently for Prospect Theater's musical theater lab. Her songs are sometimes funny, sometimes sad, and sometimes about Jurassic Park.

  www.AnnaMarquardt.com www.gander.tv/event/cornelia-street-cafe-anna-marquardt-61-10pm-1130pm

Monday
Jun 02
6:00PM  MONOLOGUES & MADNESS
Tulis McCall, host

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Original Monologues. No slamming, no judges, just great material, excellent actors and YOU. Come See These Amazing Daredevils Perform Without a Net!!!

  www.monologuesandmadness.com www.gander.tv/event/cornelia-street-cafe-monologues-madness-62-6pm-8pm

8:30PM  CLASSICAL AT THE CORNELIA PRESENTS MELODY FADER WITH DOORI NA
Melody Fader, piano;  Doori Na, violin
Classical At The Cornelia Presents Melody Fader with Doori Na image

Music for solo piano by Chopin and Liszt, and sonatas for violin and piano by Mozart and Debussy

  www.melodyfader.com www.gander.tv/event/cornelia-street-cafe-classical-cornelia-presents-melody-fader-62-830pm-1030pm

Tuesday
Jun 03
6:00PM  MUSIC AND SPOKEN WORD
John McCaffrey, short story;  Harry Dreizen, poems
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8:30PM  PETER EVANS' ZEBULON TRIO
Peter Evans, trumpet;  Moppa Elliott, bass;  Kassa Overal, drums

Peter Evans' Zebulon Trio has been playing in NYC and internationally since 2010. The group is an exploration of the extremely rare trumpet/bass/drums format. Named after the now-closed Brooklyn club, Evans works with the virtuosic and versatile rhythm team of John Hebert (Andrew Hill, Mary Halvorson, Fred Hersch) and Kassa Overall (Vijay Iyer, Geri Allen, Steve Coleman). The music seamlessly blends groove, loose improvisation and intricate compositions.

Peter Evans' Zebulon Trio image Peter Gannushkin
Wednesday Jun 04
6:00PM  THE NEW WAVE
KT Sullivan, host

Mary Foster Conklin Karen Oberlin Carly Ozard Steven Ray Watkins
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Showcasing cabaret's songwriters of today, the Mabel Mercer Foundation presents The New Wave featuring works by Jeff Blumenkrantz (Murder For Two), Doug Cohen (The Big Time, book by Douglas Carter Beene), Jed Distler, David Hajdu (Bad Idea, with Jill Sobule), Marcy Heissler & Zina Goldrich (The Latte Boy), Ritt Henn, Larry Kerchner (Winter in Manhattan), Christine Lavin, Andrew David Sotomayor (Cuba 1961: A Love Story), Amy Wolk (Divine Madness), and Bill Zeffiro. Singers bringing the compositions to life will include Mary Foster Conklin, Tanya Moberly, Karen Oberlin, Carly Ozard, Steven Ray Watkins and host KT Sullivan.

8:30PM  RUSS JOHNSON'S STILL OUT TO LUNCH
Russ Johnson, trumpet;  Roy Nathanson, alto, soprano sax;  Orrin Evans, piano;  Brad Jones , bass;  George Schuller, drums
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Out to Lunch is considered Eric Dolphy’s recorded masterpiece, a work of brilliant complexity that pulls the listener into its ceaseless flow, famously described as “too out to be in, too in to be out.” Fundamental to the foundation of free jazz, Dolphy was hailed by Charles Mingus as the most perceptive interpreter of his music, and Coltrane thought of him as his only musical equal.

50 years later since that ground-breaking Blue Note recording and Dolphy's untimely passing, Russ Johnson’s Still Out To Lunch offers a fresh examination into these classic compositions as well as other little known Dolphy related works found in Gunther Schuller’s ‘attic.’ With messengers Russ Johnson on trumpet, Orrin Evans on piano, Brad Jones on bass, George Schuller on drums and Roy Nathanson on reeds, these artists are uniquely qualified to re-interpret this music — each of them pursuing an aesthetic very similar to Dolphy’s in their use of written forms approached from their many stylistic angles.

  www.myspace.com/dolphyouttolunch

STREAMING LINK: www.youtube.com/watch?v=gY5Rf4Bbsyc

Thursday
Jun 05
6:00PM  ARTISTS’ SALON
Robin, Angelo, Josh, and Tom, hosts

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What's all this fuss about "The Salon?"

This is a monthly opportunity for artists associated with the cafe--from every genre and every generation, past, present, and future--to gather informally, schmooze, re-invent the world, and hoist a glass of quelque chose (the only kind of chose to hoist). Our glorious curators are present, you can buttonhole them to find out what's cooking, you can introduce yourself to other toilers in the vineyard, invent projects and discover collaborators.

Finger food on us, drinks available. All are welcome.
 Cover $food on us, drinks on you

8:30PM  BEN KONO GROUP
Ben Kono, woodwinds, comp.;  Pete McCann, guitar;  Henry Hey, piano;  Kermit Driscoll, bass;  Satoshi Takeishi, drums, percusssion
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The Ben Kono Group returns to the Cornelia Street Cafe and presents a new body of work commissioned by Chamber Music America New Jazz Works/Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. Project "Don't Blink" is an extended suite written for woodwinds and jazz quintet tracing the composer's personal account of humanity's sometimes comical, often destructive, relationship with the environment. The Group's CD "Crossing" garnered some well-earned praise, placing it in the top ten of the Jazz Journalists Association's debut albums of 2011, and the new work capitalizes on the extraordinary breadth of color and imaginative improvising these world class musicians are capable of sharing.

"Mr. Kono, a versatile woodwinds specialist — he’ll play tenor saxophone, clarinets, flutes and oboe here, along with English horn — has a gleaming new album, “Crossing” (Nineteen-Eight), that establishes his style as a bandleader-composer: cosmopolitan and unflappable, with a feel for rallying his sidemen."--Nate Chinen, The New York Times, Feb.17, 2011

"An overpoweringly great record!"--Bill Milkowski, Jazz Times

  www.benkono.com

Friday
Jun 06
6:00PM  THE MONTHLY: HAVE A NYC 3
Kat Georges, host

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HAVE A NYC 3: New York Short Stories

Launch Party for the thrilling New York-based short story anthology with readings by select authors in this year’s edition

Join the fun as we celebrate the launch of HAVE A NYC 3: New York Short Stories, the third installment of the thrilling anthology of provocative short stories based in New York City. This version includes work by renowned crime/thriller author Lawrence Block (Hit Me, Eight Million Ways to Die), Richard Vetere (The Writers Afterlife, The Third Miracle), Kirpal Gordon (New York at Twilight: Selected Tales of Gotham's Weird & Eerie), Paul Sohar (True Tales of a Fictitious Spy), Ron Kolm (Divine Comedy), Bonny Finberg (Kali’s Day) along with Liz Axelrod, Gil Fagiani, Michael Gatlin, Peter Marra, J. Anthony Roman, Angela Sloan, Chera Thompson, Nina Zivancevic and Joanie Hieger Zosike.

The book is edited by Three Rooms Press co-directors Peter Carlaftes (I Fold With the Hand I Was Dealt, A Year on Facebook) and Kat Georges (Our Lady of the Hunger).

The book is part of the Three Rooms Press Modern Noir Anthology series and will be available for purchase and signing at the event.

Have a NYC 3 is the part of The Monthly at Cornelia Street Cafe, a unique series curated by Three Rooms Press that brings together leading poets, intellectuals, performers and budding rebels on a different topic each month.

9:00PM & 10:30PM  MICHAEL BATES QUARTET
Greg Tardy, saxophone;  Bobby Avey, piano;  Michael Bates, bass;  Jeremy ‘Bean’ Clemons, drums
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Take one listen to the joy and energy of this unpredictable band and try not to get caught up in the excitement. This quartet’s rough-and-tumble interplay meets in a place where everything is a option. They veer happily between wide open jazz, the swing tradition and heavy grooves. A group of long time New Yorkers who play with intensity and fire; they take the blues and manhandle it into unexpected musical shapes.

Saturday
Jun 07
6:00PM  THE LIAR SHOW
Andy Christie, host

Meliora Dockery Jim O’Grady Steve Zimmer
The Liar Show image

Seek Truth. Get a T-Shirt.

4 Storytellers, 3 True Stories, 1 Pack of Lies. Uncover the liar and win a prize worth its weight in fool's gold.

Hosted by Andy Christie (The New York Times, WNYC'S The Moth's Radio Hour)

This month, The Liar Show welcomes Meliora Dockery (Moth GrandSlam Finalist), Jim O’Grady (NPR’s This American Life), Steve Zimmer (The Moth Radio Hour), and a story from host Andy Christie.

"They can lie to me all night long!" - The New York Times

"Christie & Co. make dishonesty fun again." - TimeOut New York

  www.theliarshow.com

9:00PM & 10:30PM  TOM CHANG QUINTET, CD RELEASE: TONGUE & GROOVE
Tom Chang, guitar & compositions;  Greg Ward, alto sax;  Jason Rigby, tenor sax;  Chris Lightcap, bass;  Gerald Cleaver, drums
Tom Chang Quintet, CD Release: Tongue & Groove image

Tonight, the Tom Chang Quintet will celebrate the CD Release of Tongue & Groove on Raw Toast Records. The night features some of New York's finest improvisers in the contemporary New York Jazz scene drawing upon a wide berth of musical influences ranging from Southern Carnatic music to modern jazz, rock and contemporary classical.

"Flawlessly executed yet effortless and natural, Chang's compositions are boldly orchestrated and never cease to surprise. This is telepathic ensemble playing from and incredible group of musicians, not to mention beautifully inventive and nuanced guitar work"--Mary Halvorson.

  www.myspace.com/tomchangmusic

Sunday
Jun 08
6:00PM  SERIAL UNDERGROUND:
Jed Distler, host

PUBLIQuartet plus Theodore Mook, cello;  Margaret Kampmeier, piano;  Ed Schmidt, writer/actor
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New York’s Premier New Music Variety Show

“Words Fail Me….the last Serial Underground show!”

Jessie Montgomery's "Breakaway," played by PUBLIQuartet

"So Long" with writer/actor Ed Schmidt

Lois V Vierk's "Words Fail Me," played by Theodore Mook, cello; Margaret Kampmeier, piano

After ten years, ComposersCollaborative, Inc. brings its long-running Serial Underground series to a rousing close with contemporary chamber classics by two of today's most original composers, Lois V Vierk and Jessie Montgomery, with a new piece by a true New York theater legend, Ed Schmidt.

  http://www.composerscollab.org/

8:30PM  JANE IRA BLOOM QUARTET
Jane Ira Bloom, soprano sax;  Dominic Fallacaro, piano;  Cameron Brown, bass;  Matt Wilson, drums
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2014 Jazz Journalists Association Award winner for Soprano Sax of the Year, Jane Ira Bloom returns to Cornelia Street Café with her quartet for an evening of ballads from her 2014 Grammy nominated CD Sixteen Sunsets. Longtime band-mates Matt Wilson (drums), Cameron Brown (bass), and Dominic Fallacaro (piano) join Bloom for a night of long lines and deep edges playing songs from the American songbook and beyond. Don’t miss this special one time event.

“Bloom has achieved something many more-famous players never find: an instantly identifiable sound based in intense lyricism and striking melodies.”-- Steve Smith, Time Out NY

Drum kit donated by
CANOPUS DRUMS, Japan

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