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Photographs by Linda Zecchino
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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)
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
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.
Song Yi Jeon, Vitor Gonçalves and Rogerio Boccato will perform original compositions along with modern
Finger food on us, drinks available. All are welcome.
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"
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
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
Kari's debut album “Seedling” was released in the fall of 2016.
This is a sentence out of one of the lyrics Hiske
Oosterwijk wrote to Alex Spipiagin’s music. It’s her vision towards singing. ‘I breathe in and every note and sound
comes with love’. When she sings she wants to touch the audience, inspire them, entertain them.
her quartet to Cornelia Street for a set of arrangements on jazz standards and original compositions.
Oosterwijk (1989) is a jazz vocalist, born and raised in Friesland, NL. She’s been working for several years with
Alex Sipiagin in the New Path Quintet with whom she toured a lot around the world and released 2 albums, the
third is on its way. Hiske also released her own album ‘Embraser Vivre Aimer’ in September 2016 with the band
EVA with whom she won the 2017 Concours de la Chanson.
‘I’ve experienced a driven, very motivated and
hardworking musician. Always eager to learn and grow to a higher musical level.’ – Alex Sipiagin
voice-technically very strong and this appears in her performance and repertoire, where you can see a flexible
and versatile vocalist.’ – Leeuwarder Courant
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Many spoken words events are free
There is always a one-drink minimum per set; times are door opening times