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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
Jan 04
6:00PM  ENTERTAINING SCIENCE: SOUND SYMMETRY - PATTERNS OF MIND
Roald Hoffman, Dave Soldier, hosts

Katie Down, music psychotherapist;  Alex Kontorovich, mathematician
Entertaining Science: SOUND SYMMETRY - Patterns of Mind  image

Katie Down is a music psychotherapist and multi-instrumentalist who has a penchant for musical and visual drones (not the ones that fly in the air however!) and incorporates what she has coined Therapeutic Musical Drone as a means for inquiry through deep listening - examining how we engage, and react to our immediate sonic environments.

Alex Kontorovich, mathematician at Rutgers and accomplished sax and clarinet player, studies questions at the intersection of geometry, number theory, and chaotic dynamics. He will investigate a visual environment: the fractal beauty of iterated symmetry, and the people fascinated by it (including Descartes and Leibniz, and Frederick Soddy, the 1921 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry).

Together, Katie and Alex will discuss the primeval tie between mathematical and musical patterns. The evening will have fun "experientials" with the audience looking at and listening to patterns of the visual and aural variety including images of cymatics, fractals, etc. Joining Katie on some of her drone instruments such as Tibetan bowls, crystal bowls, Indian shruti boxes, etc., are The Brothers of the Gong, and Aly Sun Panichi on didgeridoo.

8:30PM  IRABAGON FEST: JON IRABAGON QUARTET
Jon Irabagon, tenor sax;  Luis Perdomo, piano;  Yasushi Nakamura, bass;  Rudy Royston, drums

This quartet performed at my previous Cornelia St. Residency, and the audience reaction was incredible, so we are bringing them back again for this one. This quartet (along with featured guest Tom Harrell) has a record coming out in mid 2015 on Irabbagast Records called "Behind the Sky," and we'll be playing music from that (and just might have a few copies of the record) as well as debuting some new material. This group features several of my favorite musicians to play with and represents my more mainstream music and improvisation.

  http://www.jonirabagon.com

Irabagon Fest: Jon Irabagon Quartet image
Monday
Jan 05
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

8:30PM  AMRAM & CO
David Amram, piano, french horn, flutes, composition & surprises;  Kevin Twigg, drums, glockenspiel;  Rene Hart, bass;  Elliot Peper, bongos
AMRAM & CO image

This series explores in his highly personable, generous and informal style the astonishing variety of David Amram's interests and accomplishments--renowned composer of symphonic classical music, jazz compositions, improvisation, spoken word, scat, he sits at the piano, schmoozes about music, about the greats, the beats, the obscure, the legendary; plays the French horn, pulls out all kinds of instruments (flutes, drums, horns) gathered from his many circumnavigations of the globe, pulls in guests drawn from just about every artistic walk of life.

  www.davidamram.com www.gander.tv/event/cornelia-street-cafe-david-co-55-830pm-1030pm

Tuesday
Jan 06
6:00PM  NOMADS: A LITERARY EVENT
Carol Bergman & friends

NOMADS: A literary event image

A literary and performance event with author Carol Bergman and her theatrical friends who will read from her quirky new collection of very short stories, aphorisms, anecdotes, verbal snapshots and mini-essays. In these subtle, profound and original works, each using a different narrative persona, Bergman demonstrates her experience as a phrasemaker and storyteller. Like Lydia Davis and Czeslaw Milosz, her writing is both unique and difficult to classify. Humorous, perceptive, precise, wry, sometimes chilling, she writes about war and peace, love and disappointment, the mundane and the sublime, with deep attention and warmth.

Copies of “Nomads” will be available for purchase and signing.

8:30PM  CHRISTIAN COLEMAN, CD RELEASE: COOPER RIDGE
Jon Irabagon , tenor sax;  Broc Hempel, piano;  Sam Minaie, bass;  Christian Coleman, drums
Christian Coleman, CD Release: Cooper Ridge image

New York-based drummer/composer Christian Coleman and Australian pianist Gavin Ahearn worked and recorded together in Sydney in 2008. They got together again in New York to record in January of 2014. The superb recording came under the radar of SteepleChase LookOut label resulting in this release.

The session was further joined by Jon Irabagon and Sam Minaie. Broc Hempel will be taking the reins at the piano for this west village CD release party.

"Another aspect of Coleman's musicianship that adds to his improvisational ability is a unique blend: a very finely honed sensitivity towards other musicians combined with an independent exploratory streak that can urge fellow musicians onto greater heights." -- Caviarmusic.com

  www.christiancoleman.com

Wednesday Jan 07
6:00PM  NIGHT FEST: PROSE AND POETRY
Sara Wallace Susan Brennan David R. Lincoln
Night Fest: Prose And Poetry image

A celebration of the dead of winter in poetry and prose with Susan Brennan, David R. Lincoln, and Sara Wallace.

  https://www.facebook.com/events/1575096096046452

8:00PM  YOOSUN NAM QUINTET
Yoosun Nam, alto, soprano sax;  Keisuke Matsuno, guitar;  Carlo De Rosa, bass;  Kyumin Shim, piano;  Jesse Simpson, drums

A native of South Korea, New York-based Jazz Saxophonist Yoosun Nam recently released her debut album "Light of the City" with her own group. Yoosun had been performing her original compositions with her group for three years in New York City when she became inspired to document their work. The idea for the title ‘Light of the City’ came from her experiences in New York with inspirational young artists who are so passionate about their dreams. In addition to the quintet, Yoosun's mentor Chris Cheek is featured on tenor saxophone.

"She has a good concept: it's modern and fresh sounding. She plays with a good sound, good rhythm and she has good ideas."--Chris Cheek

  http://www.namyoosun.com

Yoosun Nam Quintet image
9:30PM  NOAH GARABEDIAN
Noah Garabedian, bass;  Curtis Macdonald, alto sax;  Kyle Wilson, tenor sax;  Anna Webber, tenor sax;  Kenny Warren, bass;  Alex Ritz, drums
Noah Garabedian image

Bassist and composer Noah Garabedian brings his sextet to present an evening of original music off of their recent debut album, on Brooklyn Jazz Underground Records. Big Butter And The Egg Men is a horn heavy ensemble that combines robust harmonies rooted in baroque music and afro-beat, with collective improvisation, and contemporary grooves.

"Noah is a positively organic bass player, an incredible artist..." - San Francisco Chronicle "Noah Garabedian's sextet deals with concepts of polyphony, harmony, and counterpoint that embody the best aspirations of jazz from its beginnings." -- The New York CIty Jazz Record

Thursday
Jan 08
6:00PM  TAL GUR: UNDER CONTRACTIONS
Tal Gur, compositions, saxophones;  Eyal Maoz, guitar;  Sam Trapchak, bass;  Nick Anderson, drums
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"Under Contractions", released August 2014, is Tal Gur's critically acclaimed 3rd album which has reached #4 on CMJ's Jazz Chart and received many warm reviews. The starting point of the composition is a birth of an idea which is a consequence of non inspirational vacuum. It develops musically throughout the next pieces as the band uses contemporary improvisational models to build the primary motif, alongside reconstructing meaningful events in life such as birth of a child, migration and perspectives over ongoing war situation. A journey into your minds eye.

Gur's work—alternately focused and free, specific and vague, and sure and indecisive—is a mirror into his mind and emotional state(s). Actually, it's really a look at the opposing emotions that we all wrestle with. - All About Jazz

  http://talgur.net/

8:30PM  BEN FLOCKS TRIO
Ben Flocks, tenor sax;  Martin Nevin, bass;  Matt Wilson, drums
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Tonight at Cornelia Street Cafe, saxophonist Ben Flocks presents his acoustic trio featuring bassist Martin Nevin and legendary drummer Matt Wilson. Ben and his band swing freely and effortlessly, reminiscent of Sonny Rollins' famed saxophone trio. Alongside familiar melodies, ballads, and blues, expect to hear music from Ben's debut album Battle Mountain. The record features lyrical and deep-grooved originals, time-honored standards rendered in fresh arrangements, and traditional songs from the blues and country/folk repertoires.

"(Ben's) solos were reminiscent of Rollins, too: joyful eruptions of improvised melody, bubbling with rhythm. He blew the crowd away."--Richard Scheinin, San Jose Mercury News

  www.benflocks.com

Friday
Jan 09
8:00PM  REVERSE BLUE
Mary Halvorson, guitar;  Chris Speed, tenor sax, clarinet;  Eivind Opsvik, bass;  Tomas Fujiwara, drums
Reverse Blue image Peter Gannushkin

Reverse Blue is prolific guitarist/composer Mary Halvorson's latest project, featuring Chris Speed on tenor saxophone and clarinet, Eivind Opsvik on bass, and Tomas Fuijwara on drums. The band's debut album was released in October 2014 on Relative Pitch Records. Reverse Blue offers Halvorson a different sonic palette than her critically acclaimed Trio/Quintet/Septet configurations - bringing new musical personalities and timbres to her work, albeit within a classic quartet instrumentation. The band originally formed for a one-off concert at the Blue Note in New York City, part of Search and Restore's "Spontaneous Constructions", a series designed to generate new collaborations between musicians who hadn't previously played together. The four musicians immediately felt a strong shared connection, and Halvorson began compose a new book of music specifically for this group. The other three also contributed at least one new composition each, adding to the strong collective nature of the new ensemble.

  www.maryhalvorson.com

9:30PM  THE TOMAS FUJIWARA TRIO
Tomas Fujiwara, drums, comp.;  Ralph Alessi, trumpet;  Brandon Seabrook, drums
The Tomas Fujiwara Trio image Peter Gannushkin

The Tomas Fujiwara Trio is a brilliant new trio developing an innovative musical vocabulary. Drummer and composer Tomas Fujiwara propels this group with his characteristic energy and subtle rhythmic feel. Guitarist Brandon Seabrook and trumpeter Ralph Alessi add their own potent ideas to the mix. The resulting improvisational alchemy begins at the very distant peripheries of our sonic universe, building inward towards a rich and fiery center. All three musicians are confident in their approach, daring as they set their sights, and highly selective in the application of their musicianship. This band is sure to begin making waves wherever they perform. At their live concert at Barbes in Brooklyn, September 11, 2013, they carried an infatuated audience along on an exquisite journey. Surely this is a must-see band for 2014 and beyond. --Cisco Bradley, JazzRightNow.com

"The drummer Tomas Fujiwara works with rhythm as a pliable substance, solid but ever shifting...His style is forward-driving but rarely blunt or aggressive, and never random. He has a way of spreading out the center of a pulse while setting up a rigorous scaffolding of restraint...conception of the drum set as a full-canvas instrument, almost orchestral in its scope." - Nate Chinen, New York Times www.tomasfujiwara.com   www.tomasfujiwara.com

11:00PM  MICHAEL BLANCO QUARTET
John Ellis, tenor sax;  Kevin Hays, piano;  Michael Blanco, bass, comp.;  Clarence Penn, drums
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Melodic, grooving, and adventurous. This newly formed group performs compelling original music by bassist and composer Michael Blanco and features an all-star line up of musicians: tenor saxophonist John Ellis, virtuoso pianist Kevin Hays, and master drummer Clarence Penn. The group will present compositions praised by Jazz Times magazine for their "dusky, imploring quality, with catchy, insistent hooks and compelling harmonies", and will premier new material written especially for the occasion.

"Michael Blanco is an imaginative bandleader, an emerging composer and a damn fine bassist." - Fred Hersch

"Michael Blanco is a resourceful young bassist with two albums to his name, and a reputation confirmed by the caliber of his partners."--Nate Chinen, The New York Times

  www.blancobass.com

Saturday
Jan 10
6:00PM  TERRY VAKIRTZOGLOU
Terry Vakirtzoglou, voice;  Glafkos Kontemeniotis, piano;  George Maniatis, drums;  Andrea Veneziani, bass
Terry Vakirtzoglou image

Terry Vakirtzoglouis a NYC based jazz vocalist from Greece. After 3 years in the city she has been an active member of the jazz scene performing in different venues while sharing the stage with various musicians. Inspired from everyday life and human behavior Terry has created her own way to tell her story through original songs and creative arrangements from the jazz repertoire as well as from the rock/pop genre she grew up with. Influenced by her Greek heritage, her sound combines her jazz education with her cultural background.

" Terry has a colorful and soulful sound when at the same time she delivers with honesty the stories behind the lyrics." concert review from concert at " Le Poisson Rouge"

  myspace.com/terry.vakirtzoglou

9:00PM & 10:30PM  PETROS KLAMPANIS, GREEK WHAT?
Gilad Hekselman, guitar;  Jean-Michel Pilc, piano;  John Hadfield, percussion;  Petros Klampanis, bass;  Maria Manousaki, violin;  Gokce Erem, violin;  Peter Kiral, viola;  Colin Stokes, cello
Petros Klampanis, Greek What? image

Petros Klampanis brings his group, Contextual to the Cornelia Street Cafe on Saturday the 10th of January. For this event entitled "Greek What?", he invites some of the most creative Greek musicians who live in NY: songwriter, singer and accordionist Magda Giannikou (of Banda Magda), guitarist & composer Costas Baltazanis, electric bassist extra-ordinaire Panagiotis Andreou and immaculate oudist and vocalist Mavrothi Kontanis.

The audience will have the chance to listen to Klampanis' latest compositions, that will be included in his upcoming album "Minor Dispute", as well as Greek songs arranged especially for that performance.

Special Guests:

Magda Giannikou: voice & accordion, Costas Baltazanis: acoustic guitar, Panagiotis Andreou: electric bass, Mavrrothi Kontanis: oud.

  Gilad Hekselman:guitar, Jean-Michel Pilc: piano, John Hadfield: percussion, Maria Manousaki & Gokc

STREAMING LINK: www.youtube.com/watch?v=bocbp2-PyQ4

Sunday
Jan 11
6:00PM  TIFERET JOURNAL: A READING
Robert Carnevale Donna Baier Stein Priscilla Orr Michael T. Young
Tiferet Journal: A Reading image

The poets of Tiferet Journal will read from the journal and from their collections. If time permits, an open reading will follow.

8:30PM  PATRICK CORNELIUS OCTET
Patrick Cornelius, alto sax, flute;  Jason Palmer, trumpet;  John Ellis, tenor sax, bass clarinet;  Michael Fahie, trombone;  Miles Okazaki, guitar;  Fabian Almazan, piano;  Peter Slavov, bass;  Clarence Penn, drums
Patrick Cornelius Octet image

Multi-award winning alto saxophonist and composer Patrick Cornelius presents an encore performance of "While We're Still Young," his suite for octet featuring songs inspired by the children's poetry of A.A. Milne. Originally commissioned by Chamber Music America as part of the 2012 "New Jazz Works" program, this work's debut performance was originally broadcast live on "The Checkout with Josh Jackson," and later on NPR's "JazzSet with Dee Dee Bridgewater." "While We're Still Young" pays tribute to the classic whimsical adventures of Christopher Robin from Milne's 1924 collection "When We Were Very Young", all the while giving a nod to timeless compositional masters like Duke Ellington, Gil Evans, Thad Jones, and Claude Debussy, and providing the members of an all-star ensemble plenty of space for development and expression. For more information, music, and video.

“a bold and gifted sax player” --All About Jazz

“a dynamic New York altoist” --The Guardian

  www.patrickcornelius.com www.whilewerestillyoung.net

Drum kit donated by
CANOPUS DRUMS, Japan

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