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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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Sunday
May 01
6:00PM  ENTERTAINING SCIENCE: FLAMENCO ON THE BRAIN
Roald Hoffman, Dave Solider, hosts

Pedro Cortes, flamenco guitar;  Jose Luis Moreno, second guitar;  Deirtra Hunter-Romagnoli, neuroscientist
Entertaining Science: FLAMENCO ON THE BRAIN image

Pedro Cortes says of flamenco guitar that “without that rage and sweetness you aren’t complete.” A Queens kid with Gypsy Andalusian roots, Pedro is just the best flamenco guitarist around, with a new CD that incorporates the tradition to new surroundings. He will bring to us his power, if not rage, and sweetness too, in a concert of solo and duo guitar pieces accompanied by Jose Luis Moreno.

Flamenco just streams into the soul. Which means it goes through our senses into the brain, and into our emotional and cognitive consciousness that dwells within. Deirtra Hunter-Romagnoli, a behavioral neuroscientist (and mad about flamenco) at Marymount Manhattan College has begun to study the connections between music, emotions and the brain, with a special emphasis on therapeutic effects of music. She will share her insight about what happens in our minds when we listen to music and some preliminary findings from her current work in the field.

  newyorker.com/magazine/2014/09/29/spanish-nights mmm.edu/live/profiles/283-deirtra-ann-hunter-romagnoli

8:35PM  DJANGO AT CORNELIA STREET, ROY WILLIAMS
Koran Agan, host

Roy Williams, guitar;  John Shannon, guitar;  Eddie Barbash, sax;  Dave Speranza, bass
DJANGO AT CORNELIA STREET, Roy Williams image

Cornelia Street Cafe, with its Django at Cornelia Street series, celebrates the music of Django Reinhardt by featuring some of the finest gypsy jazz bands and other musicians influenced by the legendary gypsy guitarist. Featured this month will be New York City based guitarist Roy Williams.

Roy Williams, an American songwriter, guitarist, and multi-instrumentalist, writes music with a curious ear and an open mind. From the classic pop tunes heard on the first cassette Roy owned—The Beatles “Live at the BBC in 1963”—to the incomparable instrumental canon of Django Reinhart, Roy’s influences eclipse genre categorization, a trait that is reflected in the adventurous spirit of his own original songs.

Roy often performs on piano, mandolin, bass, and has known how to play a G chord on guitar since he can remember. He released his debut solo album, Throwing Punches, in February 2015, which features ten original compositions. Roy is currently at work on two upcoming albums: a compilation of instrumental songs by his group Roy Williams and the Human Hands (featuring Alex Hargreaves and Nick Driscoll), and a solo record of rock n roll tunes.

  http://www.roywilliamsplaysmusic.com/

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

Monologues & Madness image

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

8:30PM  DAMES LIKE US: ENSEMBLE COMEDY
Written & directed by Francesca Rizzo

DAMES LIKE US: Ensemble Comedy image

DAMES LIKE US is an ensemble monologue play that uses razor wit to trash taboos and smash stereotypes of women ”of a certain age.”

Cast: Francesca Rizzo & Ivy Austin, Deirdre Brennan, Susanna Dalton, Mary Elaine Monti, Ardes Quinn, Maureen Shannon, Andrea Weston

Inspired by real women and their stories, it exudes a great deal of heart and poignancy yet it’s outrageous as it is funny. Be forewarned - this is no “granny” show!

  www.facebook.com/dameslikeus/ www.dameslikeus.com

Tuesday
May 03
6:00PM  AN ADVENTURE IN LANGUAGE AND LANDSCAPE
Karen McKinnon James Lenfestey Sally Bliumis-Dunn
An Adventure in Language and Landscape image

Join authors Karen McKinnon, James Lenfestey, and Sally Bliumis-Dunn, as they explore art, place, language, and voice — McKinnon in her novel, THE RANGE OF ALL ERRORS; Lenfestey in the travel memoir, SEEKING THE CAVE: A PILGRIMAGE TO COLD MOUNTAIN; and Sally Bliumis-Dunn in her forthcoming poetry collection, ECHOLOCATION.

8:00PM  VOXECSTATIC: DANIELA SCHÄCHTER QUARTET "A NEW JOURNEY"
Deborah Latz, curator

Daniela Schächter, vocals, piano;  Joel Frahm, saxophone;  Marco Panascia, upright bass;  George Schuller, drums
VOXECSTATIC: Daniela Schächter Quartet

“This lady is a truly gifted musician...” - Rufus Reid

"A New Journey" is a project that combines jazz tradition, experimentation and self expression. Daniela will perform some jazz standards and some Van Heusen's songs from her upcoming new album "Vanheusenism" which will be released in October. The new group will also present a few originals which are inspired by Bostonian landscapes and surroundings…

Daniela won the Mary Lou Williams Jazz Piano Competition 2005, The Sister in Jazz Competition 2002, the Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead Competition 2002, and the Terri Lyne Carrington Endowed Scholarship. She has performed with John Clayton Jr. and the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, the New York Voices, Terri Lyne Carrington, Marian McPartland, Regina Carter, Kevin Mahogany, Christian McBride, Shirley Horn, Al McKibbon and Phil Wilson among others.

"Not since the plangent, at times mournful, at times strident piano artistry of Judy Roberts has one heard such strong, confident, yet softly sensitive piano/vocal combinations..." - B. Gosh, Jazz ImprovNY

  www.danielaschachter.com

9:30PM  VOXECSTATIC: KEVIN FITZGERALD BURKE KIN-TET
Deborah Latz, curator

Kevin Fitzgerald Burke, vocals, guitar;  John Di Martino, piano;  Scott Tixier, violin;  Antonio Devivo, percussion;  Rene Hart, contrabass
VOXECSTATIC: Kevin Fitzgerald Burke <i>Kin-tet</i>  image

"Burke is a virtuoso scat improviser." Stephen Holden - New York Times

Kevin is a veteran New York City vocalist, composer, guitarist, and producer. He is a long-time member of “Jon Hendricks & Company” and Jon Hendricks’ “LH&R Redux”. He has performed and/or recorded with, among others: Jon Hendricks, Bobby McFerrin, Al Jarreau, Harry Connick Jr., Manhattan Transfer, Sheila Jordan, Bob Dorough, Count Basie Orchestra, Marc Cohn, Joe Williams, Mavis Staples, Diane Reeves, Stanley Turrentine, and George Benson.

Some of his television and radio appearances include: Arsenio Hall Show, CBS Sunday Morning with Billy Taylor, RAI DUE: Live at the San Remo Music Festival, NPR Live From Lincoln Center with Ed Bradley, Live at the Apollo with Wynton Marsalis, and WBGO Jazz Brunch. Kevin’s recordings include: The Grammy-nominated “Freddie Freeloader” Jon Hendricks and friends, his own EP, “Full Moon Risin’“ and his debut full-length CD, “Diamonds in the Rain,” released in 2013.

  www.kevinfitzgeraldburke.com

Wednesday May 04
6:00PM  THE RUSSELL ROAD WRITERS PRESENT WORD MEDICINE
Lisa Faith Phillips, host

Dana Robbins Ann Hedreen
The Russell Road Writers present Word Medicine image

Join poet Dana Robbins and memoirist Ann Hedreen for an evening of word medicine: sometimes bitter, sometimes sweet; sometimes dark and sometimes funny: the words of these two writers describe betrayals of body, brain, love, family--and the small triumphs that make survival possible.

  www.danamartinerobbins.com www.annhedreen.com

8:01PM  TODD NEUFELD QUINTET
Todd Neufeld, guitar, comp.;  Rema Hasumi, voice;  Thomas Morgan, bass;  Tyshawn Sorey, drums;  Billy Mintz, drums
Todd Neufeld Quintet image Peter Gannushkin

With interpretations of Samuel Beckett works, older pre-reggae songs, original compositions and more, Todd Neufeld's band creates it's own brew. Master drummers Sorey and Mintz function as sound painters, Hasumi's vocals centers the energy, and Neufeld and Morgan's years of experimentation with the dynamics of counterpoint are brought to full play. New material will be premiered.

Todd Neufeld "creates a tonal footprint like no other." -S. Victor Aaron (Jazz.com)

  www.toddneufeld.net

Thursday
May 05
6:00PM  ARTISTS SALON
Robin, Josh, Deborah, and Tom, hosts

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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.

8:01PM  TOM CHANG QUINTET
Tom Chang, guitar, comp.;  Jeremy Powell, tenor sax;  Quinsin Nachoff, tenor sax;  Sam Minaie, bass;  Nate Wood, drums
Tom Chang Quintet image

Contemporary jazz guitarist, Tom Chang leads a quintet featuring some of the finest improvisers in the New York jazz scene. The music will encompass modern jazz to contemporary classical all with a heavy emphasis on groove and melody.

"What separates these tracks from other rock-leaning cuts made by jazz musicians today? It feels authentic. And then the brief funk tune "Scatterbrain" emerges about halfway though the album, there's chicken-scratch guitar and a simple yet heavy beat that screams The Meters. But later, things get eerie, as is someone was mixing funk with a New York jazz edge. That someone was Chang." --Brad Faberman (Downbeat Mag.)   www.tomchangmusic.com

Friday
May 06
6:00PM  THE MONTHLY: BOOK LAUNCH W/ RICHARD VETERE
Kat Georges, Peter Carlaftes, hosts

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Three Rooms Press presents The Monthly– CHAMPAGNE AND COCAINE Launch with author Richard Vetere

Three Rooms Press celebrates the New York launch the gritty 80s NYC novel CHAMPAGNE AND COCAINE by Richard Vetere.

CHAMPAGNE AND COCAINE –New York. Winter. 1980. Behind the glitter of the disco era, the city streets run wild. In countless secret spaces, high stakes poker games fuel an underground economy flush with cocaine, champagne, and call girls. Winners are on top of the world. But no one wins forever, and when aspiring novelist and inveterate card player Danny Ferraro goes "all in"—and then some—he winds up owing the mob big money. And when you owe the mob, you pay—or else. With nowhere to run, Danny is forced to commit unspeakable acts just to stay even. Richard Vetere's gritty novel strips the gloss of the "Godfather" era and lays bare the gritty reality of the subversive blackmarket as Ferraro struggles to free himself of its grip. Vetere (The Third Miracle, The Writers Afterlife) delivers his most riveting work to date, with page-turning action and an insider's view of a hidden culture.

Copies of CHAMPAGE AND COCAINE will be available for purchase and signing.

  threeroomspress.com

9:00PM & 10:30PM  LL3
Lage Lund, guitar;  Matt Brewer, bass;  Justin Faulkner, drums
LL3 image

"Of the younger cats, Lage is THE one. He's a wonderful player. Scary actually!" - Kurt Rosenwinkel

  www.lage-lund.com

Saturday
May 07
2:00PM  DAMES LIKE US: ENSEMBLE COMEDY
Written & directed by Francesca Rizzo

DAMES LIKE US: Ensemble Comedy image

HELD OVER!

DAMES LIKE US is an ensemble monologue play that uses razor wit to trash taboos and smash stereotypes of women ”of a certain age.”

Cast Members: Francesca Rizzo and her “Great Dames” Troupe

(Details on https://www.facebook.com/dameslikeus/ or https://www.dameslikeus.com)

Francesca Rizzo is an award-winning writer, director and actor whose films and plays deal with provocative ideas in funny, human ways. This new play is loosely set in Salon de Sofia, where Rizzo as Sofia, the salty Argentinian bikini-waxer and take-no-prisoners proprietress, shares the stage with a revolving troupe of NY actors as they move from wig to wig and persona to persona, transforming themselves into 15 unforgettable human beings.

Inspired by real women and their stories, it exudes a great deal of heart and poignancy yet it’s outrageous as it is funny. Be forewarned - this is no “granny” show!

Doors open at 1:30 pm for those who plan to munch on brunch during the show.

  www.facebook.com/dameslikeus/ www.dameslikeus.com

6:00PM  THE LIAR SHOW
Andy Christie, host; Ophira Eisenberg, guest host

Tara Clancy Ed Gavagan Tracy Rowland Andy Ross
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!

Tonight The Liar Show welcomes TARA CLANCY (NY Times; The Paris Review), ED GAVAGAN (The Moth Radio Hour), TRACY ROWLAND (Al Jazeera America), ANDY ROSS (Mad Magazine; Real Characters)

Special guest host: OPHIRA EISENBERG (NPR’s Ask Me Another)

"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  AUBREY JOHNSON SEXTET
Aubrey Johnson, voice;  Tomoko Omura, violin;  Michael Sachs, alto sax, bass clarinet;  Chris Ziemba, piano;  Matt Aronoff, bass;  Jeremy Noller, drums
Aubrey Johnson Sextet image

Aubrey Johnson is a vocalist and composer whose style is rooted in jazz, Brazilian, and creative contemporary music, with and without words. Since arriving in New York in 2011 she has been performing her original music and arrangements with her sextet, as well as doing considerable work as a side person in the jazz, classical, and new music scenes. Most recently, she toured with John Zorn's vocal ensemble, Mycale and recorded on Andrew Rathbun's big band album ft. Bill Stewart and Luciana Souza. She is currently working on her debut album, which will be released on Greg Osby's Inner Circle Music label. Aubrey has been called a “formidable vocalist” and “adept improviser” by the Boston Globe and Downbeat magazine describes her voice as "ethereal" and "hauntingly intimate".

  www.aubreyjohnsonmusic.com

Sunday
May 08
6:00PM  SUSANNE LAYTON
Susanne Layton, vocals, guitar
Susanne Layton image

After years spent living in Paris, Susanne Layton is a Brooklyn-based singer with a passion for sharing la chanson française with modern audiences. With only the accompaniment of her acoustic guitar, she returns to the Cornelia Street Café for an intimate evening of dreamy songs that recall a different era, with a few jazz standards and modern twists added for good measure.

8:30PM  TWIN TALK
Katie Ernst, bass, voice;  Dustin Laurenzi, saxophones;  Andrew Green, drums
Twin Talk image

Chicago-based band Twin Talk is saxophonist Dustin Laurenzi, bassist/vocalist Katie Ernst, & drummer Andrew Green. Described by All About Jazz as “bold in its youthful energy, sophisticated in its thematic unity,” the collaborative band has been gaining notoriety for their offbeat melodic approach to creative improvised music.

  http://www.twintalkmusic.com/

10:00PM  ANDY CLAUSEN
Andy Clausen, trombone;  Mitchel Lyon, cello;  Jason Burger, drums
Andy Clausen  image

Andy Clausen is a New York-based composer, trombonist, bandleader, and 2014 graduate of The Juilliard School. Hailing from Seattle, Clausen relocated to NYC in 2010 where he enjoys a diverse schedule collaborating with filmmakers, folk and blues artists, classical composers, as well as New York's jazz elite. The New York Times has described his work as “sleek, dynamic large-group jazz, a whirl of dark-hued harmony and billowing rhythm...The intelligent sheen of Mr. Clausen’s writing was as striking as the composure of his peers...It was impressive, and not just by the yardstick of their age.” Clausen is a founding member of The Westerlies, a new music brass quartet whose 2014 debut album garnered critical acclaim from NPR Fresh Air, Jazz Times, and was named the NPR Jazz “Best Debut of 2014.”

  andyclausen.com

Drum kit donated by
CANOPUS DRUMS, Japan

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