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ART ON THE WALLS

Paintings by ALAN M. BOLLE

All art is for sale. Please inquire

Monday
Jan 28
6:00PM  BENNINGTON WRITERS SERIES - FICTION
V. Hansmann, host

Sheila Kohler, featured reader;  John Hill, June ’09;  Jen Hinst-White, June ’12;  Michael Ahn
Sheila Kohler is the author of nine novels, most recently The Bay of Foxes published by Penguin, which followed Love Child in 2011 and Becoming Jane Eyre in 2009, as well as three short story collections. She has received an O. Henry Award twice, the Open Voice Award, the Smart Family Foundation Prize, The Willa Cather Prize, and the Antioch Review Prize. Her work has been translated and published widely abroad and her fiction and nonfiction have appeared in publications too numerous to mention. Kohler currently teaches at Princeton and the Bennington Writing Seminars.

$8 cover includes a drink.

8:30PM  JAZZ TO CLASSICAL VOCAL FESTIVAL: SALINS SINGS SEXTON
Laila Salins, vocals;  Jamie Reynolds, piano;  Marty Ehrlich, saxophone, clarinet;  Jerome Harris, bass
JAZZ TO CLASSICAL VOCAL FESTIVAL: Salins Sings Sexton image Jim Matus

Tonight, Laila Salins will be celebrating the release of her new CD, Elevator into the Sky, based on texts of Anne Sexton. The poetry illuminates Sexton's inner world while living in the Boston suburbs during the 1950s and 60s: her deep yearnings for transcendence, love and sanity – expressed with a darkly personal wit. The songs merge elements of chamber music and jazz, and a touch of the mystical.

"An engaging and communicative singer who colors words imaginatively and phrases with great sensitivity" (NY Times), the Latvian vocalist Laila Salins has enjoyed a richly diverse musical career, performing chamber music, world music, jazz, tango, music theater and contemporary opera, performing widely throughout Europe, Australia, Canada and the US. Laila created and starred in the music theater piece, InSomnia/InSexton, based on the poetry of Anne Sexton, which led to recording those songs with a jazz chamber ensemble. She will be joined tonight by the Canadian pianist Jamie Reynolds, as well as two illustrious fellow alumni from the New England Conservatory of Music – saxophonist Marty Ehrlich and bassist Jerome Harris.

$10.00 cover plus $10.00 minimum

  http://www.lailasalins.com/Sexton_songs.html

Tuesday
Jan 29
6:00PM  DIANE DI PRIMA: IN FILM & WORDS & MUSIC
Melody Fader, piano;  Melanie La Rosa, film-maker;  James Navé, reader
Diane Di Prima: in Film & Words & Music image Di Prima & then Leroy Jones
A screening of La Rosa's film about Diane Di Prima, "The Poetry Deal" - and Fader playing the piano to selected poetry.

A screening of the new documentary "The Poetry Deal: a film with Diane di Prima", and an evening long celebration of poetry and music with piano by Melody Fader and poetry reading by James Navé. This half-hour film brings to life di Prima through rare one-on-one interviews and puts her poetry on screen in an impressionistic and artful film.

$ 20 includes a drink   www.dianediprimadocumentary.com/ www.melodyfader.com/

8:30PM  JAZZ TO CLASSICAL VOCAL FESTIVAL: TWISTED STITCH: SONGS OF LOVE AND KNITTING
Lisa Daehlin, soprano;  Richard Pearson Thomas, piano
JAZZ TO CLASSICAL Vocal Festival: Twisted Stitch: Songs of Love and Knitting image

Soprano and knitting wizard Lisa Daehlin, accompanied by the renowned pianist Richard Pearson Thomas, undulate from classical to cabaret in an evening of comfort, virtuosity, and psychosis. Inspired by Schubert’s Winterreise, the program takes us on a romp through the mountains of Norway to the streets and subways of Manhattan with a few detours through the land of psychotic spinners and knitting. Songs spanning two centuries include The Haugtussa by Edvard Grieg, December Songs by Maury Yeston, and works by Richard Pearson Thomas, Franz Schubert, and Cole Porter. Featuring the world premier of a song cycle exposing the seamy underbelly of the knitterly arts (who knew?) entitled Twisted Stitch by New York City composer Stefania de Kenessey.

$10.00 cover plus $10.00 minimum

  www.lisadaehlin.com richardpearsonthomas.com

Wednesday Jan 30 6:00PM  THREE SHORT PLAYS BY JOHN MCCAFFREY
John McCaffrey

Mark Singe, actor;  Andre Softeland, actor
Lone Star Theater Troupe presents A Night of Comedy and Drama, plays by John A McCaffrey.

Director, Jack Gwantley

Starring, Mark Singer & Andre Softeland

$ 8 includes a drink

8:30PM  JAZZ TO CLASSICAL VOCAL FESTIVAL: TESSA SOUTER QUARTET
Tessa Souter, vocals;  Adam Birnbaum, piano;  Dana Leong, cello;  Yayo Serka, cahon, percussion
JAZZ TO CLASSICAL VOCAL FESTIVAL: TESSA SOUTER QUARTET image

"Broadly imaginative" [New York Times], "direct and soulful" [Village Voice], Anglo-Trinidadian jazz vocalist Tessa Souter's gorgeous voice, and penchant for exploring strikingly beautiful music mostly untouched by other vocalists, has set her apart as "one of the few exceptional standouts in the crowded field of female jazz singers." [Los Angeles Times]. With three critically acclaimed albums already behind her, Souter has now released 'Beyond the Blue', which is being lauded as her breakout CD."Scintillating" [Boston Globe], "startlingly fresh" [Washington City Paper], the album features Souter’s own haunting and evocative lyrics, set to jazz arrangements of classical melodies from the European canon, and stars six of the jazz world's elite - pianist Steve Kuhn's superlative trio with bassist David Finck and drummer Billy Drummond, vibraphone master Joe Locke, saxophonist Joel Frahm, and Gary Versace on accordion. "Beyond pop, beyond classical, beyond jazz ... beyond breathtaking" [Paul Freeman, Pop Culture Classics]. "Singers like her don't come along every day." [Neil Tesser, Chicago Examiner]

$10.00 cover plus $10.00 minimum

  www.tessasouter.com

Thursday
Jan 31
6:00PM  NEW YORK INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY AUTHORS
Susana H. Case Gary Stephens
New York Institute of Technology Authors image
New York Institute of Technology at Cornelia Street Café: Susana H. Case, Gary Stephens & friends

Susana H. Case is the author of Salem In Séance (WordTech Editions) and Elvis Presley’s Hips & Mick Jagger’s Lips (Anaphora Literary Press).

Gary Stephens teaches at both the Manhattan and Nanjing, China campuses. He is the author of The Studflaps of Straus Park (Bluestone Quarry Press).

$ 8 includes a drink

8:30PM  GV3
Geoff Vidal , tenor sax;  Linda May Han Oh, bass;  Colin Stranahan, drums;  Special Guest-Tyler Blanton, vibraphone
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Winner of the 2012 Detroit Jazz Festival Saxophone Competition, Geoff Vidal is an emerging voice on saxophone not to be missed. Featuring Linda Oh, bass, and Colin Stranahan, drums, the GV3 pushes boundaries and explores a multitude of sonic possibilities within one of the most tried and true group formats in music - the trio. Using conversational elements and bending traditional role-playing duties within Vidal's original compositions, the GV3 captivates listeners with their succinctly seductive sound.

"It's not often that a debut CD by a young artist brims with great playing, complex, soulful compositions, and exceptional group chemistry. But that's exactly what happens on Geoff Vidal 's "She Likes That". Vidal is a young tenor saxophonist from New Orleans who—much like fellow Big Easy native Rob Wagner—wields a big, bluesy "bull tenor" in the mold of Tony Malaby, Clifford Jordan and Booker Ervin. -- Dave Wayne, All About Jazz, May 2012

$10 cover plus $10 minimum

  www.geoffvidal.com

10:00PM  TB3 REINVENTED
Tyler Blanton, vibraphone, midi;  Geoff Vidal, tenor sax;  Matt Penman, bass;  Colin Stranahan, drums
In recent years, Vibraphonist Tyler Blanton has garnering considerable notice in the New York music scene as a composer and improvisor. On this occasion, he will premiere of a brand new suite of compositions entitled "Gotham" for his powerhouse quartet . The groups’ sound is distinctive- edgy, powerful, tightly knit, unrelenting, and adventurous. Together they culminate to create a sound suggestive of a much larger ensemble.

$10 cover plus $10 minimum

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Friday
Feb 01
6:00PM  THE MONTHLY: WOMEN IN LOVE
Hosted by Kat Georges

THE MONTHLY: Women in Love image
Radical New Ideas and Poems on Sex, Power, Soul and Eros in the Month of Love

Featuring readings & performances by Cintra Wilson | Hettie Jones | Alyssa Pinsker

Amber Atiya | Sarah Herrington \ Rachel Chapple, Ph.D. \ Emily Linstrom | Diane O'Debra

Valentine's Day. The Month of Love. Oh, what a romantic world. Break out the candy hearts.

Or . . . Throw away the store-bought expectations and discover new, radical ideas about love, sex, power, soul and eros as Three Rooms Press presents "Women in Love," featuring performances and readings by eight passionate, irreverent and intense women artists, burlesque dancers and cultural influencers.

Kat Georges (author, Our Lady of the Hunger, and co-founder of Three Rooms Press) hosts.

The reading is part of THE MONTHLY at Cornelia Street Cafe, a new monthly reading series hosted by Three Rooms Press, in which a unique blend of writers, artists, and performers explore contemporary ideas and culture. The series is curated by Three Rooms Press co-founder Peter Carlaftes.

Doors open at 5:45.

Admission is $12 which includes a free beer, wine or soft drink.   www.threeroomspress.com/2013/01/women-in-love/

9:00PM & 10:30PM  MARIO PAVONE'S ARC TRIO
Mario Pavone, bass;  Craig Taborn, piano;  Gerald Cleaver, drums
MARIO PAVONE’S ARC TRIO …. WITH CRAIG TABORN AND GERALD CLEAVER NEW PAVONE MUSIC SPECIFIC TO THESE PLAYERS…… AND TO THE DEEP HISTORY AND FORWARD THRUST OF THE PIANO TRIO IN OUR MUSIC

$15 cover plus $10 minimum

  http://www.mariopavone.com

MARIO PAVONE's Arc Trio  image
Saturday
Feb 02
6:00PM  THE LIAR SHOW
Andy Christie, host

DAVID CRABB CARTER EDWARDS DAWN FRASER MATTHEW MERCIER
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.

This month, The Liar Show welcomes DAVID CRABB (The Moth Story Slam Host), CARTER EDWARDS (Author of the collection, The Aversive Clause), DAWN FRASER (Creator and Host of Barbershop Stories), and MATTHEW MERCIER (The Mississippi Review; Glimmer Train)

Hosted by Andy Christie (The New York Times, WNYC'S The Moth's Radio Hour)

$15.00 includes a drink

9:00PM & 10:30PM  KRIS DAVIS CAPRICORN CLIMBER QUINTET, CD RELEASE PARTY
Kris Davis, piano;  Ingrid Laubrock, tenor sax;  Mat Maneri, viola;  Eivand Opsvik, bass;  Tom Rainey, drums
$10 cover plus $10 minimum

Kris Davis Capricorn Climber Quintet, CD Release Party image
Sunday
Feb 03
6:00PM  SERIAL UNDERGROUND: NEW YORK'S PREMIERE NEW MUSIC VARIETY SHOW
Demetrius Spaneas, curator and host

Neil Rolnick, composer
Serial Underground: New York's Premiere New Music Variety Show image

"Neil Rolnick with Demetrius Spaneas, Kinected and Horny Music"

Composer Neil Rolnick pioneered in the use of computers in musical performance, beginning in the late 1970s. Since moving to New York City in 2002, his music has been receiving increasingly wide recognition and numerous performances both in the US and abroad. Rolnick has often included unexpected and unusual combinations of materials and media in his music. He has performed around the world, and his music appears on 16 CD’s.

Though much of Rolnick’s work has been in areas which connect music and technology, and is therefore considered in the realm of “experimental” music, his music has always been highly melodic and accessible. Whether working with electronic sounds, improvisation, or multimedia, his music has been characterized by critics as “sophisticated,” “hummable and engaging,” and as having “good senses of showmanship and humor.”

Rolnick teaches at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY, where he was founding director of the iEAR Studios.

$10.00 covr plus $10.00 minimum

8:30PM  JANGEUN BAE, CD RELEASE PARTY
JB Jangeun Bae, piano;  David Binney, alto sax;  Daniel Foose, bass;  Ross Pederson, drums
Jangeun Bae, CD Release Party image
Fearless, daring and forward thinking, a native of Korea JB is one of the most formidable Jazz pianists and creative composer to emerge in years, rising to international premises with notable performances at major jazz festivals, such as Toronto Jazz Festival, Jarasum Jazz Festival, and Taichung Jazz Festival. She has performed with many great artists, such as Greg Osby, Donny McCaslin, Ingrid Jensen, Dayna Stephens, Mark Ferber, Jeff Davis, and many others. As the leading jazz musician in Korea, played more than 5 times for nationwide TV show “EBS Space” and she is also the multiple winners of Korean Music Awards and Reader’s Poll of Jazz People Magazine. Her new album “JB” features Clarence Penn/Ross Pederson on drums and Matt Penman/Daniel Foose on bass with her creative compositions and witty arrangements of jazz standards.

"Full of emotional expression and spirit."–-Greg Osby

$10 cover plus $10 minimum

  www.jbfunkyjazz.com www.facebook.com/baejangeun

Monday
Feb 04
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!!!

$10 includes a drink ( my god what a bargain! )   www.monologuesandmadness.com

9:00PM  AN INCONVENIENT JEW: LARRY JOSEPHSON CANCELLED
CANCELLED!!

An Inconvenient Jew: Larry Josephson CANCELLED image
8:30PM  AMRAM & CO : DAVID IS OFF THIS MONTH BUT BACK IN MARCH

Drum kit donated by
CANOPUS DRUMS, Japan

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