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Monday
Jan 23
6:00PM  SHAKESPEARE ANYONE?
Jonathan Escobio, host


Hosted by P. Jonathan Escobio, Shakespeare Anyone? is our recurring look at scenes and soliloquies from the Bard.

The performers are all veterans of the Classical stage, and have performed at such venues as The Pearl Theater, Utah Shakespeare Festival, The Guthrie, and many other regional and New York Theatres.

This evening will have performances representing all facets of Shakespeares genres. The Comedies; with the poor poetry of Orlando and the clowning of Touchstone and Corin, both from As you like it, as well as Viola and Olivia's first meeting in Twelth Night. The Histories; a look at Richard the second's untimely end, and from Henry IV pt 1 the relationship of Henry Percy (Hotspur) and his wife, Lady Percy. The Pastorals; Hermione's trial from The Winters Tale. And finally the Tragedies; Ceasar's words for his betrayers. Plus a few surprises along the way!
 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)

8:30PM  21 CENTURY SCHIZOID MUSIC PRESENTS MATTHEW WELCH
Blarvuster: Marry Halvorsen, guitar;  Karen Waltuch, viola;  Ian Riggs, bass;  Mike Pride, drums;  Leah Paul, flutes;  Matthew Welch, composer, bagpipes, soprano sax, vocals;  Flux Quartet: Tom Chiu, violin;  Conrad Harris, violin;  Max Mandel, viola;  Dave Eggar, cello
21 Century Schizoid Music presents Matthew Welch  image
Matthew Welch
"a composer possessed of both rich imagination and the skill to bring his fancies to life, leaps vast geographical distances, imagining statistically implausible musical melting pots that sound utterly natural."
TimeOut NYC

Inspired by Celtic and South East Asian ensemble traditions placed in an underground jazz and rock context, the ecstatic and exuberant music of Blarvuster combines punk/march drumming, syncopated dub-esque bass and guitar lines, dervish saxophone, Irish whistle-like flutes, fiddle style viola and florid bagpipes.

Flux Quartet plays Welch "Composed for conventional string quartet, Matthew Welch's Siubhal Turnlar mixes aspects of Celtic bagpipe music and southeast Asian gamelan. It's a seemingly unlikely combination, perhaps, but Welch uncovers unsuspected commonalities in the two idioms, weaving them into a rich tapestry of modal melodies and dancing rhythms. The Flux Quartet brings an ideal mix of bravura and charm to a piece that deserves to be widely performed and heard."
TimeOut NYC
 Cover $10   www.myspace.com/matthewtobinwelch www.myspace.com/blarvuster

Tuesday
Jan 24
6:00PM  LIARS! CHEATERS! EVILDOERS!

Book launch for LIARS! CHEATERS! EVILDOERS! Demonization and the End of Civil Debate in America by Tom DeLuca and John Buell.

"After reading and hearing so many epitaphs to political discourse in a polarized nation in the wake of 9/11, I take heart from Tom De Luca's and John Buell's realistic but hopeful argument for one last mighty effort to pull democracy back from the brink." Bill Moyers   http://www.liarscheatersevildoers.blogspot.com

8:30PM  TANYA KALMANOVITCH: HUT FIVE
Tanya Kalmanovitch, violin & viola;  Pete McCann, guitar;  John Hebert, bass;  Owen Howard, drums
Tanya Kalmanovitch: Hut Five image
A formidable classical performer, Kalmanovitch is fast developing a reputation in the international jazz and creative music community as an innovator on her primary instrument, the viola. She explores the viola’s dark, warm terrain, uncovering its rich, vocal qualities in the context of jazz and free improvisation. Unabashedly expressive and a fierce technician, Kalmanovitch’s breathtaking performances have garnered rave reviews in DownBeat, Coda, the Montreal Gazette, and the Irish Times.

Kalmanovitch will feature her electric quartet Hut Five. Joined by guitarist Pete McCann, bassist John Hebert, and drummer Owen Howard, she will perform original compositions blending her primary musical influences: contemporary jazz, 20th Century classical music, rock and free improvisation. Central to the group’s aesthetic is the idea of expressive contrasts. The original compositions span the poles of extended composition and free improvisation, and Kalmanovitch’s rich viola and sweet violin float over the astringent chromaticism and rhythmic complexity of her compositions. The group has released two records on Perspicacity.
 Cover $10   www.tanyakalmanovitch.com

Wednesday Jan 25 6:00PM  ON THE VERGE
Alexandra Grace, host


This month's readers are Chris Prentice, Ciaran Berry, Kathleen Graber. Post grad school/ pre-frist book, some the best poets nearly no one has read yet. One of them may employ a slide projector as well as linebreaks.
 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)
8:30PM  SOUL OF THE BLUES
Jon Sobel, host

Melissa Mulligan Adam Payne Whisperado
Soul of the Blues image

This special edition of Soul of the Blues features.....Melissa Mulligan, Adam Payne and Whisperado.

for more information on the artists, please visit:

Melissa Mulligan

Adam Payne

Whisperado

SOUL OF THE BLUES, NYC's premiere *inexpensive* live blues and soul music series, happens the fourth Wednesday of every month at Cornelia Street Cafe.


 Cover $10   www.melissamulligan.com myspace.com/adampayne

Thursday
Jan 26
6:00PM  EVERY SONG EVER WRITTEN
Angelo Verga, host

Bill Zissner, piano;  Arnie Roth, sax
Two musicians who have day jobs: Zinsser the seminal writing coach, Roth wonderful cartoonist for The New Yorker.
8:30PM  GNU VOX : FRANK CARLBERG QUINTET WITH CHRISTINE CORREA
David Devoe, curator

Frank Carlberg, piano;  Christine Correa, vocals;  Bill McHenry, saxophone;  John Herbert, bass;  Mark Ferber, drums
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On Thursday, January 26th Frank Carlberg Quartet With Christine Correa will be performing at Cornelia Street Cafe. For the past 10 years pianist/ composer Carlberg and vocalist Correa have been exploring 20th century poetry by writers such as Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, Robert Creeley, Anselm Hollo etc and setting some of it to music. Their latest CD, "In The Land Of Art" on Fresh Sound, was well received in the press. In the pages of All About Jazz, Elliot Simon wrote:
"..... with its on-the-mark musical, vocal and piano interpretations, adventurous rhythm section explorations and expressive sax playing, Carlberg has shown that s*it can flow uphill In The Land Of Art".

For this performance the group, which also includes Bill McHenry on tenor sax, John Hebert on bass and Mark Ferber on drums, will also perform new music from their upcoming release "Red Piano" also on Fresh Sound.

This season of Gnu Vox, the jazz vocal series, concentrates on emerging vocalists.  The programs will showcase the singers unique abilities as interpreters, improvisers, composers and arrangers from traditional to avant-garde jazz.  The Cornelia Street Cafe provides an intimate setting in which to hear these artists at a reasonable price!
 Cover $10   www.accuraterecords.com/carlberg www.daviddevoe.com

Friday
Jan 27
6:00PM  PINK PONY POETRY
Jackie Sheeler


Jackie Sheeler's open mic poetry series. Arrive before 6 pm to sign up.

the featured poet this week is Mary Elizabeth Clark.
 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)   http://www.poetz.com

8:30PM  PETE ZIMMER QUINTET
Vitaly Golovnev, trumpet;  Joel Frahm, tenor sax;  Toru Dodo, piano;  Joseph Lepore, bass;  Pete Zimmer, drums
Pete Zimmer Quintet image
"New York drummer Pete Zimmer, an engaging mainstream modernist, leads a like-minded qintet featuring a big book of swinging originals, most of them by Zimmer. The highest profile in the band belongs to tenor saxophonist Joel Frahm, who turned heads recently with a subtle, harmonically sophisticated duet recording with pianist Brad Mehldau."
Detroit Free Press - Mark Stryker 10/7/2005
 Cover $10   www.petezimmer.com
Saturday
Jan 28
6:00PM  POETICALLY INCORRECT - THE AMERICAN-CARIBBEAN WRITERS
Johnny "Chance" Acevedo


Martine Dominque's vibrant series is the 4th Saturday of each month. Part party, party literary event, be prepared to visit the Caribbean by way of Brooklyn and The Bronx.
 Cover $8 (includes one house drink)
8:30PM  THE FRINGE
George Garzone, saxophone;  John Lockwood, bass;  Bob Gulloti, drums
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THE FRINGE IS BACK!

The Fringe are one of the genuine living treasures of the Boston jazz scene. Originally formed back in 1971 by tenor-saxophonist George Garzone, bassist Richard Appleman, and drummer Bob Gullotti as an outlet for their free jazz improvisations, The Fringe have entertained and enlightened Boston area jazz audiences for over 30 years. Bassist Appleman left the band in 1985 to become Chairman of the Bass Department at Berklee College and was replaced by veteran bassist John Lockwood.

Along with their impressive tenure with The Fringe, Gullotti, Garzone, and Lockwood are in great demand as session players and have played with many of the greats of contemporary jazz. Along with keeping up with a busy performance schedule, each of them are well-respected educators helping to inspire the jazz musicians of tomorrow.
 Cover $10   www.thefringejazz.com

Sunday
Jan 29
6:00PM  POETRY
Estha Weiner, host

TBA
SLAPERING HOL SAMPLER!

Readings by Chapbook Competition Winners and Advisory Board Poets from The Slapering Hol Press, Hudson Valley Writers Center: Cindy Beer-Fouihy, Suzanne Cleary, Susan Case, Sean Nevin, David Tucker,Estha Weiner

From Sleepy Hollow, Chapbook contest winners and those who judge them.
 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)

8:30PM  JOHN FISCHER'S INTERFACE NY QUARTET
Perry Robinson, clarinet;  Vincent Chancey, french horn;  Rob Zollman, percussion;  John Fischer, piano;  Angelo Verga, John Fischer, poetry
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NEW YEAR ! New Sounds, New Words! John Fischer's INTERface Quartet is at it again. Perry Robinson, Vincent Chnacey, Rob Zollman, John Fischer bring you enticing new music + latest poems. w/guest Angelo Verga, reading from his new book.

Musicians send messages that can't be said any other way. The same is true for poets.
 Cover $6   www.artmus.com

Monday
Jan 30
6:00PM  POETRY
Angelo Verga, host

Giovanna Coppola Anna Stoessinger Tulis McCall

 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)
8:30PM  IGOR LUMPERT GROUP
Igor Lumpert, tenor saxophone;  Matt Brewer, bass;  Rodney Green, drums;  + Guests
Igor Lumpert's music is a unique fusion of jazz, funk, Eastern European rhythms and modern neo bop sketches. He brings in new original music from a recently completed European tour “Innertextures”, where he performed with Reggie Workman, bass .
Igor Lumpert Group image
Drum kit donated by
CANOPUS DRUMS, Japan

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Many spoken words events are free
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