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Photographs by Linda Zecchino

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Tuesday
Jan 16
8:01PM  PERCUSSION FEST: JOHN HADFIELD GROUP
John Hadfield, percussion;  Kenny Werner, piano;  Ari Hoenig, drums;  Or Bareket, bass
Percussion Fest: John Hadfield Group image

As part of the Cornelia Street Café winter percussion festival John Hadfield assembled an ensemble of adventurous and inspiring musicians that will perform on August 16th at 8pm. They will perform original compositions and explorative improvisations.

Time Out New York has recently pointed out “John Hadfield’s percussion is so impeccable” and Modern Drummer Magazine said “Hadfield delivers a fluid groove, strong yet never intrusive, punctuated by adroitly chosen accents. His skillful sound-weaving choices create the illusion of a seamless multi-percussion section”

  www.Jhadfield.com

Wednesday Jan 17
6:00PM  CHARLIE CARR BAKER WITH SPECIAL GUEST VINCE DI MURA
Charlie Carr Baker, voice, guitar;  Vince di Mura, piano
Charlie Carr Baker with Special Guest Vince di Mura image

Charlie Carr Baker is a 22-year-old singer-songwriter, born and raised in NYC, where he attended the legendary LaGuardia High School of the Performing Arts (the “Fame” School). He’s a recent graduate of Princeton University, where he met his professor, jazz pianist Vince di Mura, who will accompany him while Baker plays guitar and sings. His lyrically intricate songwriting ranges from love songs to biting social commentary, and will appeal to fans of Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Fleet Foxes, and Father John Misty.

  www.instagram.com/charliecarrbaker/

9:30PM  PERCUSSION FEST: ORAKEL
John Hadfield, host

Roshni Samlal, tabla;  Kane Mathis, Kora and Oud

Orakel is an electro-acoustic project of Kora/oud player, Kane Mathis and tabla player, Roshni Samlal, who began their collaboration at the Brooklyn Raga Massive. They create a new context for traditional elements of Indian classical percussion as it encounters the repertoire of the African Kora and Middle-Eastern Oud.

“….remarkable mastery….”Afropop Worldwide

  http://https://soundcloud.com/orakel_bk

Percussion Fest: Orakel image
Thursday
Jan 18
8:00PM  BRAZILIAN PERSPECTIVES: RICHARD MILLER TRIO
Billy Newman, host

Richard Miller, guitar;  Itaiguara Brandao, bass;  tba, drums

Richard Miller earned a Ph. D. in music theory from Catholic University of America and a Masters in guitar performance from Manhattan School of Music. He currently teaches music theory and ear training at Columbia University and is the Director of Education Programs for the Afro-Latin Jazz Alliance. Lambert Academic Publishing recently published his dissertation, "The Guitar in the Brazilian Choro." Born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to an American father and Brazilian mother, Richard’s recent credits include: a special performance for Pope Francis; a White House performance for President Obama; music director for the Kennedy Center’s production of Olivério, A Brazilian Twist, concert halls such as Strathmore Hall, Kennedy Center, and Merkin Hall; New York jazz clubs such as Iridium, BB Kings, and DROM; the Pearl Theater in the New York Music Theater Festival production of Mapmaker's Opera; lectures, workshops and concerts at universities such as Texas Southern University, University of Florida, College of Charleston, James Madison University, UPenn, NYU, Middlebury College, among many others. A long-time practitioner of yoga and surfing, Richard created the Balanced Guitar retreat to enable students to learn a holistic lifestyle that will ensure many years of healthy and creative guitar playing. The guitar/yoga/surfing retreat takes place in Costa Rica in January.

  http://richardmillerguitar.com/ http://www.balancedguitar.com

Brazilian Perspectives: Richard Miller Trio image
9:30PM  BRAZILIAN PERSPECTIVES: BRIAN ADLER'S "HERMETO VIVE"
Frank London, trumpet;  Jeff Hudgins, saxophone;  Sean Moran, guitar;  Rene Hart, bass;  Brian Adler, drums, perc.
Brazilian Perspectives: Brian Adler's

Hermeto Vive! draws from the sounds and rhythms of nature, the psychedelic 70's and the alternate reality of our dreamworlds. Inspired by composer Hermeto Pascoal, Brian Adler's Hermeto Vive! reimagines his music in a fun, quirky and danceable manner.

  www.brianadler.com

Friday
Jan 19
8:30PM  BRAZILIAN PERSPECTIVES: ARTHUR KAMPELA
Billy Newman, host

Arthur Kampela, guitar, voice;  Denise Puricelli, piano;  Vasko Dukovski, bass clarinet;  José Moura, bass

Kampela’s music navigates between hybridism and complexity. Traditional forms such as “Bossas-Novas” and “Sambas” receive similar compositional treatment as their more strictly “avant-garde" counterparts. His cultural heritage ranges from modernism (Webern, Stravinsky, Ferneyhough, Ligeti etc.) to Jobim, João Gilberto and Tropicalismo (a countercultural dissolution of pop music initiated by Caetano Veloso, Tom Ze etc.) Kampela’s music intersects at the point where ergonomic or physical aspects and structural concerns, interact. It is music that grows at the interstices of micro-rhythms (Micro Metric Modulations) and extended- techniques. A viola played by a guitarist; a guitar duo that start playing from the back side of their instruments; the deconstruction of traditional forms ('atonal sambas') or the theatrical enactment of a rehearsal situation as in “Probe" for the Neuevocalsolisten - just to site a few, brings a quality of urgency and uncanny beauty to Arthur Kampela’s music that resonates within, and somehow translates, our searches and creative drives.  

10:00PM  BRAZILIAN PERSPECTIVES: RUBENS SALLES GROUP
Billy Newman, host

Rubens Salles, piano, comp.;  John Clark, french horn;  Leco Reis, bass;  Kenny Grohowski, drums
Brazilian Perspectives: Rubens Salles Group image

Brazilian virtuoso Rubens Salles brings his unique piano style to Cornelia Street Café . Based in New York for the past five years, Mr. Salles hails from Salvador, Bahia, in Brazil’s northeast, a region where his music was powered by a mix of African-originated rhythms, local beats and beliefs. Classically trained, Rubens is a lover of rhythms, educated in Jazz and a champion of new concepts. Rubens has been featured at Globo TV, Latin America’s largest television network, by highly respected journalist Lucas Mendes, who is also a correspondent for BBC Brazil.

  www.rubenssalles.com

STREAMING LINK: www.youtube.com/peixinho1

Saturday
Jan 20
8:30PM  BRAZILIAN PERSPECTIVES: BILLY NEWMAN QUINTET
Billy Newman, guitar;  Eric Schugren, tenor, sopranino sax;  Evan Francis, alto sax, flute;  Leco Reis, bass;  Kenny Grohowski, drums
Brazilian Perspectives: Billy Newman Quintet image

Out of the meeting of the two very different urban cultures of Rio de Janeiro and Brooklyn, NY, an exciting dialogue is born. North and South American rhythms and musical forms express the pulse of the cities. Samba, Bebop, Choro, all find their place in a rich and varied musical repertoire that combines structure and arrangement with free-flowing jazz improvisation. Influences range from the swinging, cerebral tunes of Lennie Tristano from Queens , the angles of Chicagoan tenor saxophonist John Gilmore's improvisations, to the kaleidoscopic inventions of Hermeto Pascoal from Alagoas, Brazil and Choros of Pixinguinha. The Billy Newman Quintet brings together five talented musicians with an abundance of new ideas based on solid musical grounding and a fascination with the cross-cultures we live in today. Brooklyn-born guitarist/composer Billy Newman, a jazz musician has lived, studied and performed in Brazil and his passion for Brazilian music is the inspiration for this dynamic and innovative group. Billy has been the recipient of numerous composers residencies, and is the curator for Brazilian Expressions, a series that is in it's 6th year at the Cornelia Street Cafe. He has released several recordings the latest released in May is "The Solo Guitar of Billy Newman".

  www.billynewman.com

10:00PM  BRAZILIAN PERSPECTIVES: ZÉ LUIS QUARTET
Zé Luis, tenor sax, flute, hand perc.;  Richard Padrón, guitar;  Leco Reis, bass;  Kenny Grohowski, drums

The Zé Luis Quartet project displays an open, hip and free manner of treating Brazilian rhythms, never seen before. Fronted by famed sax and flute player Zé Luis, whose resume includes performing with Brazilian greats such as Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil, Gal Costa, Tania Maria and Bebel Gilberto, the band propels art to the future. Having performed and recorded with music leaders Adam Rudof and Go: Organic Orchestra, Mario Adnet, Arthur Lipner, JJ Sansaverino, Robert Lamm (Chicago), Banda Black Rio among others, Zé brings myriad range and style to the forum.

"...His profile around town is proof that he's got his own thing." Time Out

  http://www.zeluis.com

Brazilian Perspectives: Zé Luis Quartet image
Drum kit donated by
CANOPUS DRUMS, Japan

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