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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 LENNY ACHAN

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Sunday
Sep 06
6:00PM  ENTERTAINING SCIENCE : WHAT DID ROALD DO OVER THE SUMMER?
Roald Hoffmann, David Soldier, hosts

Shoko Nagai, keyboards;  Satoshi Takeishi , percussion
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WHAT WE DID THIS SUMMER

The answer is science and music, of course! Roald Hoffmann will tell two scientific stories that just came together for him this summer. In doing so, he will speak, with love, of… things of no use whatsoever, it seems. And Shoko Nagai and Satoshi Takeishi will echo that love, with music close to their hearts.

Put some pressure on benzene, an iconic ring–shaped organic molecule, and you usually get… amorphous gunk. Last year a group of Roald’s friends at Penn State found a better way, forming spaghetti-like arrays -- very, very slim ones -- nanothreads of polymerized benzene. But what are they, in atomic detail? Roald’s second story has something to do with ice that burns, and carbon clathrates, carbon bubbles filled with lithium. At least in a computer.

Improvisational, electronic, keyboard, percussion, multicultural jazz – Shoko Nagai and Satoshi Takeishi are familiar to New York aficionados of contemporary music. They will join Roald tonight for an evening of exploration, musical and scientific.

8:30PM  MANDOLOGY
Dave Gross, mandolin;  Luke Hendon, guitar;  Rob Cuellari, guitar;  Ellie Goodman, violin;  James Robbins, bass
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Mandology is an ensemble of some of New York's best Gypsy Jazz and acoustic swing musicians.It's Django Reinhardt meets David Grisman, led by Dave Gross on the mandolin. This dynamic quintet, featuring Luke Hendon and Rob Cuellari on guitars, Ellie Goodman an violin and James Robbins on bass.

  www.facebook.com/pages/Mandology/451962691526384

Monday
Sep 07
6:00PM  THANKS FOR SHARING!
Elena Barrio and Gina Ginsberg, hosts; Gina Ginsberg, curator

Stoddy Blackall Robert Dean Ricardo Herrera Gutierrez J.J. McJunkin Anders Lee Venessa Peruda Casey James Salengo Subhah Agarwal
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A variety show curated by Gina Ginsberg. Stand-up. Music. Improv. Featuring: Stoddy Blackall, Robert Dean, Ricardo Manuel Herrera Gutierrez, J.J. McJunkin, Anders Lee, Venessa Peruda. Casey James Salengo, and Subhah Agarwal. Hosted by Elena Barrio and Gina Ginsberg.

Gina Ginsberg is a comedian, storyteller and filmmaker. Her comedy is smart but goofy and makes you feel not so all alone.

“I listened to your set. You had that one joke, and the other one. It was good.” – Fred Armisen

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

Tuesday
Sep 08
6:00PM  NEW YORK STORY EXCHANGE
Jeff Rose, host

Ember Flame Jean Le Bec Anoush Froundjian Aymun Salman and Phillip Giambri
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New York, “the city that never sleeps,” where everyone has a story to tell…

The New York STORY Exchange continues its new format: a rotating host each month and three featured tellers, followed by a "5 for 5 Open STORY Exchange:" Up to five audience members will each get five minutes of stage time for stories, poems, spoken word or music! Sign up: 5:45–6:10pm. This month’s host: Jeff Rose—with features: Ember Flame, Jean Le Bec, Anoush Froundjian, Aymun Salman, and Phillip Giambri.

  www.facebook.com/NewYorkStoryExchange

8:30PM  DAVID ULLMANN QUINTET
David Ullmann, guitar;  Chris Dingman, vibraphone;  Karel Ruzicka Jr. , sax;  Gary Wang, bass;  Vinnie Sperrazza, drums

“This guitarist weaves an intoxicating tale." — DownBeat

Guitarist/Composer David Ullmann returns to The Cornelia Street Cafe with the band from his second release “Falling”, which Time Out New York describes as "glassily pretty but also rhythmically driving.” Here they will be performing music from "Falling" as well as new compositions written for the group.

  http://davidullmann.com/

David Ullmann Quintet image Vincent Soyez
Wednesday Sep 09
6:00PM  INTERCULTURAL POETRY SERIES
Hosted by Andrey Gritsman

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Lunar Walk Series Poets:

Gerry LaFemina is Director of the Center for Creative Writing at Frostburg State University in Frostburg, Maryland, and co-curates, with Lynn McGee, the Lunar Walk Poetry Series in Brooklyn. His latest books include the novel Clamor, from Codorus Press; the anthology Clash by Night Palpable Magic, a collection of his essays on poets and prosody.

Lynn McGee is the winner of the Slapering Hol/Hudson Valley Writers manuscript contest for her chapbook Bonanza, and a recent winner of the Bright Hill Press chapbook contest for her chapbook, Heirloom Bulldog. Her full-length manuscript, Sober Cooking, is forthcoming from Spuyten Duyvil Press. Her poems have appeared in The American Poetry Review, Southern Poetry Review, Painted Bride Quarterly and many other journals. She is now a staff writer at Borough of Manhattan Community College, CUNY.

Mervyn Taylor is a Trinidad-born poet who divides his time between Brooklyn and the Caribbean, where he has led poetry workshops for youth in Haiti and in many other communities. Taylor’s latest books are No Back Door, and The Waving Gallery, both from Shearsman Books.

Alexandra Butler is the author of Walking the Night Road (Columbia University Press 2015) and Circling the Same (Ohwow press 2014). She has written for the New York Times and the Times Literary Supplement. She holds a Master of Social Work from Columbia University.

$ 9 includes a drink, food menu available ,  www.andreygritsman.com

8:30PM  DANIEL LEVIN QUARTET, CD RELEASE: FRICTION
Daniel Levin, cello;  Nate Wooley, trumpet;  Matt Moran, vibraphone;  Brandon Lopez, bass
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Cellist Daniel Levin’s drummerless quartet occupies a musical space bordered by many kinds of music, but fully defined by none of them. Elements of European classical music, American jazz, microtonal and new music, and European free improvisation all figure prominently in the band’s unique sound. But as critic Chris Mays observes in All About Jazz, “Like all the most successful post-modern creative ventures, Levin’s quartet positions its antecedents in plain sight, but rises above them to create something novel, fascinating and unmistakably of its own time.” Levin and his quartet is “a provocatively assembled group of adventurous musicians,” that makes music with “the wild chaos of nature somehow centered in a sense of harmonious majesty,” according to critic Donald Elfman.

“Nothing short of superb.” “A stunning showcase for how jazz music has developed.” (All About Jazz)

  www.daniel-levin.com

Thursday
Sep 10
6:00PM  RED HEN PRESS @ THE CAFE
Kate Gale, host

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Sarah Wetzel, poet and engineer, is the author of Bathsheba Transatlantic, winner of the Philip Levine Prize for Poetry. She holds an engineering degree from Georgia Tech and MBA from Berkeley. More importantly for her poetry, Sarah completed a MFA in Creative Writing at Bennington College in January 2009. Dividing time between Tel Aviv, Rome, and Manhattan, Sarah currently teaches literature at The American University of Rome. Samples of her writings can be found in many journals as well as www.sarahwetzel.com.

Charif Shanahan is the Programs Director of the Poetry Society of America. A Cave Canem fellow, Charif studied poetry at Princeton University, Dartmouth College, and New York University, where he earned his MFA. The recipient of an Academy of American Poets Prize and a semi-finalist for the “Discovery”/Boston Review Poetry Prize, his poems and translations have appeared or are forthcoming in The New Republic, A Public Space, Prairie Schooner, Barrow Street, Circumference, The Manhattanville Review, and elsewhere. He is also the poetry editor of Psychology Tomorrow Magazine.

Iain Haley Pollock lives in Philadelphia and teaches at Springside Chesnut Hill Academy, where he is the Cyrus H. Nathan ’30 Distinguished Faculty Chair for English. His first collection of poems, Spit Back a Boy (University of Georgia, 2011), won the 2010 Cave Canem Poetry Prize. Pollock earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Haverford College and an M.F.A. in creative writing from Syracuse University. He is a Cave Canem Fellow.

The author of Other Countries (What Books Press, 2010) and Ricardo Valverde (University of Minnesota Press, 2013), Ramón García has published poetry in a variety of journals and anthologies including Best American Poetry 1996, Ambit, The Floating Borderlands: Twenty-Five Years of US-Hispanic Literature (1998), Crab Orchard Review, Poetry Salzburg Review, Los Angeles Review, and Mandorla: New Writing from the Americas. A founding member of the Glass Table Collective, an artist collective formed in 2008, he is a professor at California State University, Northridge and lives in Los Angeles.

MacGillivray is a Scottish writer and artist. Her poetry inhabits a rich artistic universe encompassing performance art, song-writing and the use of visual media such as sculpture and photography. Her poetry has been published in ASLS New Scottish Writing and Magma; her art criticism in Performance Research and several editions of Art Monthly. She has performed alongside writers such as Alan Moore, Don Paterson, Brian Catling and Iain Sinclair. The Last Wolf of Scotland was published in 2013 by Pighog, an imprint of Red Hen Press. - See more at: http://redhen.org/events/rhp-in-new-york/#sthash.v3HTLTVj.dpuf

8:30PM  LL3
Lage Lund, guitar;  Orlando le Fleming, bass;  Jonathan Blake, drums
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"Of the younger cats, Lage is THE one. He's a wonderful player. Scary actually!" - Kurt Rosenwinkel

W/ orlando le fleming - bass Johnathan blake - drums   www.lage-lund.com

Friday
Sep 11
6:00PM  REMEMBRANCES OF 9/11
Hosted by Gordon Gilbert

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Personal remembrances of that day, many of us were deeply involved, political rants are not in need of yet more airing, though everything is political, isn't it?

An evening of spoken word and music by poets, other writers, singers/songwriters & musicians.

Nora Balaban with special guest Chartwell Dutiro, Rose Bernal, Stephen Bluestone,

Jay Chollick, J. Lois Diamond, David Elsasser, Art Gatti, Gordon Gilbert,

Michael Lydon, Ellen Mandel, Mireya Perez, Su Polo, Bob Quatrone,

Jennifer Rawlings, Anoek van Praag, and Mike Zettler.

Edith Lettner will be playing original jazz compositions specifically created for this program.

$ 9 includes a drink

9:00PM & 10:30PM  ELEVATION
Lucian Ban, piano;  Abraham Burton, tenor sax;  John Hebert, bass;  Eric McPherson, drums;  Mat Maneri, viola
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Transylvanian expat NYC based pianist & composer Lucian Ban brings to Cornelia Café his powerhouse quartet ELEVATION featuring sax great Abraham Burton and one of today's best working rhythm section. They will be presenting music from their 2013 Sunnyside release "Mystery" (a BEST ALBUM of 2013 by Jeff Stockton @ NYC Jazz Record, by Ken Micaleff @ Down Beat, and Elzy Kolb @ Hot House) and music form their upcoming 2nd album "Songs from Afar" to be released also by Sunnyside records beginning of 2016.

Time Out NY "Like Wayne Shorter, McCoy Tyner and other vanguard bandleaders of that era, the Romanian born pianist composer Lucian Ban alongside intense saxophonist Abraham Burton alongside bassist John Hebert and drummer Eric McPherson favor searching post bop that cranes toward the avant-garde without losing the buoyance of swing"

  www.lucianban.com

Saturday
Sep 12
6:00PM  IAWA ITALIAN AMERICAN WRITERS ASSOCIATION
Gil Fagiani, Maria Lisella, hosts

Edvige Giunta Nancy Caronia
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Nancy Caronia is a Lecturer in the Honors Program at University of Rhode Island, where she teaches contemporary literature, composition, and creative writing. Caronia’s creative writing has most recently appeared in Animal, New Delta Review, Lowestoft Chronicles, biostories,and The Missing Slate . Her scholarship appears in peer-reviewed journals, including AEQ , Italian American Review , and Essays on Italian American Literature and Culture . She is co-editor of Personal Effects: Essays on Memoir, Culture, and Teaching in the Work of Louise DeSalvo (co-edited with Edvige Giunta) and wrote the introduction for the reprint of Louise DeSalvo’s Casting Off (Bordighera Press, 2014).

Edvige Giunta is Professor of English at New Jersey City University, where she teaches memoir and other literature and writing courses. She is the author of Writing with an Accent: Contemporary Italian American Women Authors and Dire l’indicibile . She is co-editor of The Milk of Almonds: Italian American Women Writers on Food and Culture (coedited with Louise DeSalvo); Italian American Writers on New Jersey (coedited with Maria Mazziotti Gillan and Jennifer Gillan); Teaching Italian American Literature, Film, and Popular Culture (co-edited with Kathleen Zamboni. McCormick); Embroidered Stories: Interpreting Women’s Domestic Needlework from the Italian Diaspora (co-edited with Joseph Sciorra); and Personal Effects: Essays on Memoir, Culture, and Teaching in the Work of Louise DeSalvo (co-edited with Nancy Caronia).

$ 9 includes a drink   www.iawa.net

9:00PM & 10:30PM  TONY MALABY'S READING BAND
Tony Malaby, tenor sax;  Ralph Alessi, trumpet;  John Hébert, bass;  Billy Drummond, drums
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  www.tonymalaby.net

Sunday
Sep 13
8:30PM  ROGERIO SOUZA, EDINHO GERBER, BILLY NEWMAN
Rogerio Souza, guitar;  Edinho Gerber, guitar;  Billy Newman, guitar
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Rogerio Souza , one of the leading 6 and 7 string guitarists in all of Brazil returns to Cornelia Street again after 2 years for this special performance. He has over 30 years experience playing with some of the leading musicians in Brazil in the genres of Choro, Samba and "Musica Popular Brasileira" (MPB). One of the founding members of the innovative choro group "No Em Pinga D'agua", Rogerio could also be heard as a sideman with likes of Ney Mattogrosso, Ivan Lins, Guinga, Paulo Moura, Joao Bosco and a host of other luminaries of the Brazilian Music World. Currently Rogerio has been all over the world concertizing while giving intensive workshops in Samba and Choro. He is known affectionately as "O Mestre Rogerio" in the countries he regularly visits, a true Ambassador for the beauty and humanity in Brazilian Music.

It is a rare treat to have a musician and composer of this caliber from the world of Brazilian Instrumental Music and Samba perform in New York. This concert will feature 3 guitars! Edinho Gerber, one of his regular partners in Rio de Janeiro and his friend and playing partner here in NYC, Billy Newman. The music will be a mix of the newly released Tribute to Ernesto Nazareth recording and originals by Rogerio Souza and Billy Newman

Son of a Brazilian mother and American father, guitarist and composer Edinho Gerber possesses a rich musical vocabulary developed in the two countries where he was raised: the United States and Brazil. Navigating effortlessly between the genres of choro, jazz, samba, and blues, he is always in search of the intersection points within his dual cultural identity. A staple in the Chicago music scene for many years, he was a highly in demand sideman having played with countless U.S. based Brazilian groups, including Som Brasil, A Cor do Brasil, and led the samba-jazz group Zona Sul. He has performed in prestigious festivals and concerts in throughout the United States, Russia, and Japan, and currently resides in Rio de Janeiro where he performs regularly with Duo Violão Brasil .

Billy Newman, a guitarist/composer from New York City active in the Brazilian music world. He has been awarded several composer's residencies and published on Alfred music. He has released 2 recordings of his original music and has recorded a good number of his original Choros. Billy is Brazilian Music Curator of Cornelia Street Cafe. His music explores the parallels between Choro and Jazz and has introduced many a musician and student to the world of Brazilian Instrumental music. He has given workshops and concerts in Florianopolis, Recife, Rio and in the New York Area.

  www.billynewman.com

Drum kit donated by
CANOPUS DRUMS, Japan

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