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ART ON THE WALLS

Photographs by Linda Zecchino

All art is for sale. Please inquire

Tuesday
Jan 02
8:01PM  CONVERSATION WITH BILL EVANS, ELENE DEE, ANDY LAVERNE
Elene Dee, vocals;  Andy Laverne, piano
Conversation with Bill Evans, Elene Dee, Andy Laverne image
Two specialists of Bill Evans’ Music will revisit Bill's most daring pieces, as well as some of their own compositions. Elene Dee uses her voice as a musician vocalizing the original notes of Bill Evans. Along with Andy LaVerne they create a musical dialogue.

Andy is the recipient of five Jazz Fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, winner of the John Lennon Songwriting contest for his tune “ Shania" and the ISC for his tune "Peace of Mind". He is a prolific recording artist with over 60 CD’s as leader, and many more as sideman. “...Intelligent Design lives up to its name as one of LaVerne’s best efforts thus far and one of the finest jazz releases of the year.” (C. Andrew Hovan - All About Jazz)

  www.elene-dee.com www.andylaverne.com

Wednesday Jan 03
6:00PM  ANDREA WOLPER QUARTET: THE WEAVING
Andrea Wolper, voice;  John DiMartino, piano;  Ken Filiano, bass;  Michael TA Thompson, soundrhythium
Andrea Wolper Quartet: The Weaving image

An "audacious artist who flouts genre limitations, singing songs for the love of it and delivering an inventive, thrilling, appealing musical vision" (Blogcritics). Singer, songwriter, poet Andrea Wolper's New York credits include Dizzy's, the Blue Note, JVC Jazz Festival, and she tours nationally and internationally. Embracing Cornelia Street Cafe's history as a home for lovers of jazz, cabaret, experimental music, and poetry, this "utterly refreshing" (JazzTimes), "highly original" (Contra Costa Times)" performer weaves together music, texts, and improvisations. With creative veterans John DiMartino, Ken Filiano, and Michael TA Thompson.

She fills torch songs with sensual longing, then makes abstract vocal improvisations feel intimate as meaningful conversation...highly recommended for anyone who believes in the timeless essence of cool. - Graham, Tucson Citizen

  www.andreawolper.com andreawolper.com/video

8:00PM  DAN LOOMIS PRESENTS “JOB’S TRIALS: OUR TRIALS”
Dan Loomis

Howard Fishman, narration;  Song Yi Jeon, voice;  Yoon Sun Choi, voice;  Jeff Miles, guitar;  Dan Loomis, bass, comp.;  Jared Schonig, drums
Dan Loomis presents “Job’s Trials: Our Trials” image

The Book of Job (one of ‘mysteries’ of the Old Testament) tackles the question of how to reconcile terrible suffering with faith in a good world. In doing so it invites us to ponder the unknowable and relentlessly hold onto questions that have no satisfying answers. Dan Loomis presents this story in a unique musical and theatrical experience. In this contemporary Oratorio two vocalists, a narrator (in the role of Satan) and a jazz trio guide the listener through the pivotal points of Job’s struggle to maintain faith and humanity.

9:30PM  SONG YI / VITOR / ROGERIO TRIO
Song Yi Jeon, voice;  Vitor Gonçalves, piano;  Rogerio Boccato, drums, percussion
Song Yi / Vitor / Rogerio Trio  image

Song Yi Jeon, Vitor Gonçalves and Rogerio Boccato will perform original compositions along with modern Brazilian music.

Thursday
Jan 04
6:00PM  ARTISTS SALON
Robin, Josh, and Tom, hosts

Artists Salon image

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.

Sunday
Jan 07
8:00PM  DAVY LAZAR'S
Davy Lazar, trumpet, comp.;  David Leon, alto sax;  Stephen Boegehold, drums;  Ben Rolston, bass
Davy Lazar's   image

Davy Lazar's catalog of new quartet music, Birds of Augury, is a constantly evolving series of compositions modeled after scenes in a surrealist narrative he is writing to mirror emotional landmarks in his life. Utilizing a chordless instrumentation is vital to the harmonically orbital, guttural nature of this project. Pulling and molding from influences such as Bartok, Mingus, Ligeti, Feldman, and Roscoe Mitchell, Lazar aims to create a boundary-less totality of his voice as a composer and improviser. Textural explosions, chorale-like moments of solace, soaring melodies, powerful rhythmic hocketing & exploratory noise all comprise the mysterious and spacious sonic zone throughout "Birds of Augury"

Website: https://www.davylazar.com/   https://www.davylazar.com/

9:30PM  GAYA FELDHEIM SCHORR SEPTET
Gaya Feldheim Schorr, voice;  Davy Lazar, trumpet;  Blake Opper, tenor sax;  Tal Yahalom, guitar;  Micha Gilad, piano;  Almog Sharvit, bass;  Stephen Boegehold, drums
Gaya Feldheim Schorr Septet image

Born in the heart of Tel - Aviv, jazz musician and vocalist Gaya Feldheim- Schorr was introduced to music at home. Her mother, a multi-media artist, brought her up to be highly receptive to diversity and acquainted with a multitude of musical genres and eras, all coming to form the musical fiber of her artistic palate. Drawing from her vast repertoire and wide ranging skillset, Gaya is creating her own space in the shifting and unrelenting flow of the New York jazz scene. Through her unique tastes and her deft arranging skills, Gaya creates projects that both defy classification and celebrate great musical traditions. She takes on various musical matter from pieces she has felt connected to at different points in her life, spanning classical, jazz, singer songwriter, and indie rock, and reimagines them both through new orchestration, arrangement and improvisation. Her current project presents an arch surrounding a recurring theme of Benjamin Britten's choral work "A Ceremony of Carols", with jazz standards, Israeli folk, and contemporary songwriter pieces interspersed.

  www.gayafeldheimschorr.com

Monday
Jan 08
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!!!

8:01PM  MICHAEL BLANCO QUARTET
Rich Perry, tenor sax;  Aaron Goldberg, piano;  Clarence Penn, drums;  Michael Blanco, bass
Michael Blanco Quartet image

Bassist and composer Michael Blanco returns to the Cornelia Street Cafe with an all-star line up of collaborators: veteran tenor saxophonist Rich Perry, pianist Aaron Goldberg and master drummer Clarence Penn. The quartet will be supporting their new album release Spirit Forward on Brooklyn Jazz Underground Records, and will be performing compositions praised by Jazz Times magazine for their "dusky, imploring quality, with catchy, insistent hooks and compelling harmonies".

"Sporting a rich, dark sound on the bass, Michael Blanco has been a highly sought-after talent since arriving in New York in 2000. A gifted bassist whose muscular lines are matched by lyrical upper register work on his solos, Michael particularly shines as a composer."--Seton Hawkins, Hot House Magazine

  www.blancobass.com/

Drum kit donated by
CANOPUS DRUMS, Japan

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