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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
Oct 04
6:00PM  ENTERTAINING SCIENCE : OSCILLATION/WHY WAKE UP IN THE MORNING
Roald Hoffmann, David Soldier, hosts

Michelle Shirasu-Hiza, professor of genetics;  Jonthan Kane, Drums, Guitar;  Dave Soldier, Violin
Entertaining Science : Oscillation/Why Wake Up in the Morning image
The start of the academic year at the Cafe and beyond enforces millions of students to alter their diurnal rhythms (well, actually our classes start at 6 pm)… Michelle Shirasu-Hiza, a professor of genetics at Columbia University, specializes in the cause and consequences of circadian rhythm, including a clear and perhaps surprising control of the immune system. The topic of oscillatory activity will be continued by SoldierKane, a duo project by the classic minimalist rock/jazz drummer Jonthan Kane, (LaMonte Young, Rhys Chatam, and founder of the classic minimalist rock bands Swans and February), and Entertaining Science’s own Dave Soldier on violin, who have developed a repertoire of cyclical transformations of the Great American songbook and will present works by Muddy Waters, the Meters, Hoagie Carmichael and Hank Williams.   https://youtu.be/1mMlGFjW_yw
8:30PM  ANTHONY SMITH QUINTET, CD RELEASE: PLAY IT FORWARD
Anthony Smith, vibraphone, piano;  Syberen Van Munster , guitar;  Kenny Pexton, saxophone;  Petros Klampanis, bass;  Mark Ferber, drums
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Vibraphonist/composer Anthony Smith brings his exciting quintet, featuring some of the New York jazz scene’s brightest young talents, to Cornelia St. Café for the release of “Play It Forward,” an ambitious new double album of fresh, varied compositions from Smith. The band features Syberen Van Munster (guitar), Petros Klampanis (bass), Kenny Pexton (saxophone), and Mark Ferber (drums). Mining his colorful experiences since relocating from the West Coast to New York City in early 2014, Smith has crafted a compelling collection of original pieces designed to showcase the improvisational gifts of his bandmates. Also an accomplished pianist, Smith brings a harmonic depth to the vibraphone rarely seen on the instrument. Both Van Munster and Klampanis are also prolific composers who have recently released recordings, and Pexton and Ferber are both highly in-demand artists on their respective instruments. The Anthony Smith Quintet, with its new recording “Play It Forward,” is quickly building a loyal following within the fertile New York jazz community.

“One of my favorite musicians that recently arrived in New York City is Anthony Smith. He is a jazz artist of the highest level—a deep thinker with an interest in pushing the vibraphone more into the focus of jazz fans and enthusiasts. Anthony’s incredible abilities as a pianist give him a unique approach to the vibraphone, allowing him to make melodic and harmonic choices that are refreshing. As a bandleader with years of experience, he surrounds himself with world-class, like-minded musicians that make his performances stand out.”

  www.anthonysmithcreations.com www.nycjazzvibes.com

Monday
Oct 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
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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
Oct 06
6:00PM  FICTION: JIM STORY & ROBIN MCLEAN
Angelo Verga, presenter

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An all-fiction evening! Jim Story and Robin McLean will read from their current work.

Jim’s recently published novel, Problems of Translation, has been called “An insanely amusing adventure that has a deep love of language at it its belly-shaking core” (Gary Shteyngart) and “A sure-handed narrative led by a hapless but resilient adventurer” (Kirkus Reviews). His short stories have appeared in Confrontation, The Same, Karamu, Folio, and other literary publications.

Robin’s debut story collection Reptile House won the BOA Editions Fiction Prize and was published in May 2015. A lawyer then a potter for 15 years in the woods of Alaska before receiving her MFA at UMass Amherst, Robin now teaches at Clark University and splits her time between Newfound Lake in New Hampshire and a 200-year-old farm in western Massachusetts.

$ 9 includes a drink   www.jimcstory.com www.robinmclean.net

8:30PM  1IN2
Blanca Cecilia González, violins;  Jesse Elder, piano
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This will be the last concert 1in2 puts on before the birth of their first child. For this reason, the program will be particularly soothing and dreamlike, cradling the listener in a womb like atmosphere of peace. Featured will be originals by Jesse Elder, as well as works by Debussy, Pärt, Mozart and the duo's friend Chris van Voorst van Beest.

"Metaphors" by Sylvia Plath

I'm a riddle in nine syllables, An elephant, a ponderous house, A melon strolling on two tendrils. O red fruit, ivory, fine timbers! This loaf's big with its yeasty rising. Money's new-minted in this fat purse. I'm a means, a stage, a cow in a calf. I've eaten a bag of green apples, Boarded the train there's no getting off.

  www.facebook.com/1in2feel

10:00PM  ZACK FOLEY QUARTET
Zack Foley, voice;  Jesse Elder, piano;  Chris Tordini, bass;  Devin Gray, drums

"One of the most sublime and delightful finds on New York City’s youth-infused jazz scene is the Zack Foley Quartet. The combo can shift in mode or mood with felicity, from beguilingly relaxed to heavy improv to what they call their signature Zen-like 'jazz/rock/chant.' Foley’s attitude is ironic, defying romantic convention. He strips away the neat sentiments we associate with jazz standards and exposes the bare meaning—even artifice—at their root. The result is to reveal songs as small treasures, often tinged with the acknowledgment and acceptance of loss, songs that sparkle amid the otherwise cynical cacophony of the age. There is a depth of spiritual wisdom, psychic insight and struggle, and meditative practice that inform the music, throughout." - David Friend, Vanity Fair

"When the Zack Foley Quartet performs, improvisation goes transcendental." - Vanity Fair

  http://www.zackfoley.com

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Wednesday Oct 07
6:00PM  FRENCH NIGHTS
Emmanuelle Ertel, Isabelle Milkoff, hosts

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Tonight, an evening dedicated to Série Noire or The dark soul of French literature

We will read excerpts from:

- Ô Dinguos, Ô chateaux / The Bad and the Mad by Jean-Patrick Manchette, 1973

- Arab Jazz by Karim Miské, 2012

- Pavillon rouge à La Baule – by Emmanuel Grand, 2015

  frenchliteraturenights.blogspot.com

8:00PM  GUILLERMO KLEIN SEXTET
Guillermo Klein, piano, voice, comp.;  Chris Cheek, tenor sax;  Syberen van Munster, guitar;  Vitor Gonçalves, accordion;  Matt Pavolka, bass;  Jochen Rueckert, drums
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Composer Guillermo Klein will perform with a selection of his songs with a group tailor made for this invitation to Cornelia Street Cafe. They will be celebrating music, with infectious grooves and memorable melodies!

9:30PM  SYBEREN VAN MUNSTER'S PLUNGE
Ben van Gelder, alto sax;  Syberen van Munster , guitar;  Vitor Gonçalves, piano, accordion;  Martin Nevin, bass;  Jochen Rueckert, drums
Syberen van Munster's Plunge image

The band's recently released debut album Plunge for Distane received rave reviews internationally, lauding its subdued arrangements and use of European classical influences. With the project, guitarist Syberen van Munster has brought together an unusual formation of talented peers: Saxophonist and high school friend Ben van Gelder, Brazilian accordionist and Hermeto Pascoal bandmember Vitor Gonçalves, the in-demand bass player Martin Nevin, and drummer Jochen Ruechert. From a wide array of influences that include Elis Regina, Samuel Barber, Boards of Canada, and Gil Evans, they craft a sound that is lush, pulsating and subtly melancholic.

Right out the box, Syberen van Munster is a fully formed composer, guitarist and bandleader with his own way of doing things by pulling together familiar elements into a new, intelligent signature language. Moreover, he didn’t have to be fast, loud or atonal to make his music uniquely interesting and captivating. That’s the major achievement of Plunge For Distance.” – S. Victor Aaron / Something Else Reviews

  www.syberenvanmunster.com

Thursday
Oct 08
6:00PM  VOICES OF POETRY - BACK IN THE CITY
Neil Silberblatt, host

Jessica Greenbaum Maria Lisella Julia Salinger Ravi Shankar
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Join us at Cornelia Street Cafe - in the heart of Greenwich Village - for an evening of exceptional poetry & music. The poetry will be provided by the following acclaimed poets:

Jessica Greenbaum - poetry editor for upstreet & recipient of a 2014 Creative Writing Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts

Maria Lisella - Poet Laureate of Queens, NY

Julia Salinger - who has worked at the Cooper-Hewitt Museum of Design, the Guggenheim, The Neuberger Museum and the Whitney Museum

Ravi Shankar - recipient of a Pushcart Prize and fellowships from the MacDowell Colony and the Connecticut Commission on the Arts; founding editor and executive of director of the online arts journal Drunken Boat.

The music will be provided by vocalist Carol Leven & jazz guitarist Nick Moran.

  www.facebook.com/events/1604662406450736/

8:30PM  THOMAS MORGAN TRIO
Pete Rende, synthesizers;  Thomas Morgan, bass;  Dan Weiss, drums
Thomas Morgan Trio image Valerie Trucchia

This concert will feature music written for the same group and premiered at SEEDS::Brooklyn last December.

"A little while ago the bassist Thomas Morgan [...] became a jazz musician whose presence in a recording or a performance almost automatically made it worth your time. His style is emphatic and behind the beat, but openhanded; harmonically and rhythmically astute, but a little bit free." (Ben Ratliff, New York Times)

  http://www.ziiuu.com

Friday
Oct 09
6:00PM  THE MONTHLY : BOOK LAUNCH FOR MEGAN BROTHERS
Kat Georges, Peter Carlaftes, hosts

An Evening with MEAGAN BROTHERS, celebrating the release of her brand new novel,

WEIRD GIRL AND WHAT’S HIS NAME

"An Evening with Meagan Brothers” will feature the author—whose previous books include Debbie Harry Sings in French and Supergirl Mixtapes—reading from her new book and sharing stories about what inspired it. A book signing follows the reading.

The new release has already received rave pre-publicity praise. In a starred review, American Library Association’s Booklist says, “The characters are wonderfully likable, the story is smartly written.” Kirkus Reviews notes, “Voices are crisply and intimately drawn . . . Carefully and subtly imagined.” Lambda Award winning author Alex Sanchez (Rainbow Boys) says “Tender characters, tangled romances, and page turning mysteries weave together wonderfully in this exquisite story of love, betrayal, and friendship.” And noted author Janice Erlbaum (Girlbomb) raves, “As someone who’s been both a weird girl and a what’s her name, I heartily endorse this book.”

Copies of WEIRD GIRL AND WHAT’S HIS NAME will be available for purchase and signing at the event

Meagan Brothers has also been, variously, a musician, a performing poet, a record store clerk, and an adjunct professor of creative writing at Manhattanville College in Purchase, NY. A native Carolinian, she currently lives and works in New York City.

9:00PM & 10:30PM  THE HORNS BAND
Matt Pavolka, bass, comp.;  Kirk Knuffke, cornet;  Loren Stillman, alto sax;  Jacob Garchik, trombone;  Mark Ferber, drums
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Drawing from contemporary strategies as well as the small-group music of Duke Ellington, his (Pavolka's) compositions accomplish a lot with earthy beauty and shifting momentum. At their best, as on “That Night the Blind Man Dreamt That He Was Blind” (for José Saramago), they suggest a gradually forming picture." - Nate Chinen, The New York Times

Saturday
Oct 10
2:30PM  UNPLUGGED: A SURVIVOR'S STORY IN SCENES & SONGS
The Dayna Clay Band

Paul McComas Maya Kuper Fabian Omobono
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Join the Dayna Clay Band for "UNPLUGGED: A Survivor's Story in Scenes & Songs"

Through original songs and spoken-word performance, author Paul McComas and singer Maya Kuper tell the story of Dayna Clay, a fictional 27-year-old rock musician and survivor of sexual assault.

Based on McComas' acclaimed novel, the show chronicles Dayna's bumpy journey out of depression, through the South Dakota Badlands, and into discovery, hope, full embrace of her bisexuality, and love.

Drummer Fabian Omobono (fabianomobono.com) joins the Dayna Clay Band for this special performance.

Suggested donation of $10 benefits RAINN's National Sexual Assault Hotline, and The Kennedy Forum’s mental-health initiatives.

  mayakuper.com paulmccomas.com

6:00PM  THE GREEK-AMERICAN WRITERS ASSOCIATION : POETRY & PROSE
Penelope Karagorge, host

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The Greek-American Writers Association invites you to an evening of wine, fellowship and literary pleasures featuring

Yvette Manessis Corporon, Emmy Award winner and Senior Producer on the syndicated entertainment news show, EXTRA. Corporon will talk about and read from her critically acclaimed novel, “When the Cypress Whispers.” Set on a Greek island, this moving story celebrates the bond between a Greek- American woman and her grandmother. It’s romantic, involving, a page-turner.

Robert Zaller, dynamic poet, will zero in on his new “Speaking to Power,” a timely, cutting-edge collection. Zaller, a critic and historian, is Distinguished University Professor of History at Drexel University and the author of five previous verse collections and chapbooks.

Penelope Karageorge will offer selections from her new poetry collection, “The Neon Suitcase.” Veronica Golos wrote: “Neon Suitcase is a subtle and not so subtle thrill ride through what poetry can do. Her language is breathless, imaginative, locomotive and in almost every poem, surprising.”

9:00PM & 10:30PM  STEPHAN CRUMP'S RHOMBAL
Ellery Eskelin, tenor sax;  Adam O'farril, trumpet;  Stephan Crump, bass;  Tyshawn Sorey, drums
Stephan Crump's Rhombal image

Stephan Crump’s Rhombal will explore a new body of work written for this two-horn, bass and drums gathering.

This new quartet, “Rhombal," features veteran explorer Ellery Eskelin on tenor saxophone engaging with brilliant young trumpeter Adam O’Farrill in the midst of the deep rhythm team chemistry Crump and Sorey have formed in collaboration for over a decade, primarily in Vijay Iyer Quartet and Trio. Memphis-bred, Grammy-nominated bassist/composer Stephan Crump is a rising light on the New York music scene. As a longtime collaborator with adventurous jazz composers (since 1999 with Vijay Iyer) as well as, among others, guitar wizard Jim Campilongo and singer-songwriter Jen Chapin, he has become known for the elegance and purposeful groove of his acoustic and electric bass playing, and for transforming his instrument into a speaking entity with magnetic pull on audiences. As a composer, he is emerging as a singular voice. His music can be heard in numerous films and on his nine critically acclaimed albums as leader, the latest of which, Emerge, was recently released on Intakt Records and is the second recording of his duo collaboration with guitarist Mary Halvorson.

  www.stephancrump.com

Sunday
Oct 11
6:00PM  PROSE & POETRY : CAROL BERGMAN & DAVID ELSASSER
Angelo Verga, host

Carol Bergman, author of nomads2;  David Elsasser, poet
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Carol Bergman’s articles, essays, and interviews have appeared in The New York Times, Cosmopolitan, and Salon.com. Her essay, “Objects of Desire” was nominated for the Pushcart Prize; her short stories have appeared in many literary magazines. She is the author of biographies of Mae West and Sidney Poitier; a memoir, Searching for Fritzi; two books of novellas, Sitting for Klimt and Water Baby; as well as two novels, Say Nothing and What Returns to Us. She compiled and edited Another Day in Paradise; International Humanitarian Workers Tell Their Stories, nominated for the J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize. She lives in New York City and teaches writing at New York University.

David Elsasser has long been on the New York open-mic scene, principally as a host of the Saturn Reading for nine years, and presently running a weekly peer-workshop, the Parkside Poets.

8:30PM  JANE IRA BLOOM QUARTET
Jane Ira Bloom, soprano sax;  Dominic Fallacaro, piano;  Mark Helias, bass;  Matt Wilson, drums

Award winning soprano saxophonist Jane Ira Bloom returns to Cornelia Street Cafe with her quartet to perform songs inspired by poet Emily Dickinson and ballads from her original repertoire. Longtime band-mates Mark Helias (bass), Matt Wilson (drums), and Dominic Fallacaro (piano) join Bloom for an evening of long lines and deep edges. Don’t miss these seasoned improvisers playing music inspired by an American master.

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Drum kit donated by
CANOPUS DRUMS, Japan

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