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ART ON THE WALLS

Mixed Media by RACKIE DIANKHA

All art is for sale. Please inquire

Saturday
Jan 07
6:00PM  CLOSED FOR PRIVATE PARTY

8:30PM  CLOSED FOR PRIVATE PARTY

Sunday
Jan 08
6:00PM  QUETZAL QUILL
Rigoberto Gonzalez, host


The Quetzal Quill hosts Asian American Writers Sarah Gambito, Paolo Javier, Thaddeus Rutkowski, Jennifer Tseng.
 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)
8:30PM  PEKKA PYLKKANEN'S TUBE FACTORY
Pekka Pylkkanen, reeds;  Mika pohjola, piano;  Steve Doyle, bass;  Roland Schneider, drums
Pekka Pylkkanen's Tube Factory image
PEKKA PYLKKÄNEN'S TUBE FACTORY

To be expected until midnight: Fairly strong Nordic breeze with some local snowfalls. Occasionally the northernly wind turns South and gets warmer especially when the sun comes out. The suddenly risen warmth can also cause thunder and storm and other minor inconvenience.These rapid climate, temperature and atmosphere changes may be felt as raising heart-beat, sweatening hands, sudden flushing and stomping feet, but usually these symptoms last only for several hours so there is no immediate need for a doctor visit. If in any case you still wish to see a doctor, please make sure that the doctor you are intending to visit is not a real jazz fan, since he might prove to be totally unrelievable in these matters. The rumor says that a doctor once, while having a patient, started listening to music from a CD at the same moment when the patient had told the doctor the reason for his visit. So he left the poor patient all by himself getting totally immersed in this music and forgot about his patient.

GOOGLE SEARCH WORDS FOR PEKKA PYLKKÄNEN'S TUBE FACTORY: JAZZ, CONTEMPORARY, NORDIC, SOUTH-AMERICAN , ETHNIC,

"Pekka Pylkkanen is among the jazz elite in his native Finland. A stalwart member of the fabled UMO Jazz Orchestra, Pylkkanen shows his crafty wares on his solo debut for Naxos Jazz. On Pekka's Tube Factory, the multi-reedman display a fine compositional pen, expresssive, accomplished techenical skills and a keen ear for arranging."
Glenn Astarita - All About Jazz
 Cover $8   www.pekkapylkkanen.com

Monday
Jan 09
6:00PM  POETRY

poets Geoffrey Jacques, E.J. Antonio, Alexandra Van de Camp, and JoAnne McFarland. And for good measure prose writer Anna Steegmann.
 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)
8:30PM  COMPOSERSCOLLABORATIVE PRESENTS SERIAL UNDERGROUND THE 2ND MONDAY OF THE MONTH
Riccarda Caflisch, flute;  Justine F. Chen, composer;  Jed Distler, piano & composer;  Ed Schmidt, playwright;  David Sonton-Caflisch, violin/composer;  Matt sullivan, oboe, english horn, electronics, composer;  Arnold Barkus, director;  David Lovett, lighting drssign
ComposersCollaborative presents Serial Underground the 2nd Monday of the month image
Allan Kozinn (New York Times) contextualizes SERIAL UNDERGROUND, CCi’s monthly performances in the basement of the Cornelia Street Cafe – “Informal performances of concert works were part of the musical ecology, and to some extent part of the ecology of urban night life as well. That tradition lasted into the 20th century, when ... “serious music” reserved the concert hall as its home, and jazz (and later other popular forms) took its place at street level. ... Composers Collaborative and its inventive artistic director, the composer and pianist Jed Distler, have decided that this [lost] intimacy [between listeners and performers] is worth recapturing.”

SERIAL #13 presents us with the family history of our disgruntled protagonist in The Gold Standard (excerpt) by Jed Distler and Ed Schmidt (The Last Supper); the first NY appearance by David Sonton-Caflisch and Riccarda Caflisch of Switzerland’s Konzertreihe o! playing the music of John Cage, Justine F. Chen, Debussy and more; and the irrepressible oboe genius, Matt Sullivan.

Box office: 212-663-1967
Advance sale tickets (AMEX, MC, Visa): $15
Tickets purchased on day of event: $20
One house drink included with admission   www.composerscollab.org

Tuesday
Jan 10
6:00PM  STORYTELLING
Barbara Aliprantis, host


Storytelling occurs the second Tuesday of every month.

Back 1997, my beloved friend and mentor Dr. John Kallas and I, with the help of a handful of story lovers and tonight's featured tellers Jim Hawkins and Elizabeth Rowe, launched this "2nd Tuesday of the Month" series.

The series was billed as "Storytellers from Around the World: Unite!” And, indeed, over the years we've united and featured over 125 tellers - from as near as our own backyard - Greenwich Village - and as faraway as, China, Ireland, Israil, Japan, Scotland, etc., etc. And, of course, countless others have stepped up to the Mic and "swapped" a story. Hmm...and some folks said it “wouldn’t last...”

Ten years later we're going strong and welcome back to our stage, Jim Hawkins and Elizabeth Rowe who started the storytelling ball rolling - so to speak! - Barbara A.

JIM HAWKINS, Irish-American Storyteller/Actor/Musician/Teacher, spins humorous and poignant tales from his memories of growing in Ireland and in and around THE BIG APPLE!

http://www.jimhawkinsirishstory.com/

ELIZABETH ROWE, Storyteller/Actor/Writer/Teacher, is delighted to return to help us celebrate this special anniversary! Her repertoire includes a rich blend of family stories, world folktales, myths, legends and literary tales, which she performs in English and French!

Format: Featured Teller(s)/Open Mic - 6 - 8 minute limit Cover $6 (includes one house drink)
 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)   http://www.barbaraaliprantis.com

8:30PM  MORRISON MOTEL
John Morrison, host

Laurie Kilmartin Julie Goldman Liam McEneaney Chris Mata Shecky Beagleman Mike Cotayo Luchia Mike Payne, stand up
MORRISON MOTEL image
Morrison Motel has been called "a comedy powerhouse" by Comedy Central. John Morrison hosts some of the most intelligent, established and emerging, comics, satirists, and vocal acrobats in New York.
 Cover $5
Wednesday Jan 11
8:00PM  ANDERSKOV ACCIDENT
Coung Vu, trumpet;  Jesper Zeuthen, Ned Ferm Chris Speed, reeds;  Peter Dahlgren, trombone;  Jacob Anderskov, rhodes/piano;  Jeppe Skovbakke, bass;  Rune Kielsgaard, drums
Anderskov Accident image
Please note show time: 8:00PM - 9:30PM

Anderskov Accident has released their second CD, UNITY OF ACTION. "Unity of Action" is the follow-up to their debut album "Anderskov Accident" (scr/ILK), which received the Danish Music Award Jazz 2003 as “Jazz Discovery of the Year”.

The music of Anderskov Accident is about unifying opposites. Edgy innovation meets and unites with the straight down beautiful. Groovy meets melodious, and high expressiveness is placed in a natural forward flow. Short and longer stories are told with raw energy, heart and soul along with mania and melancholy. Odd meters and mysterious rhythms are played hairily groovy – with a lot of personal freedom.

This music is visionary and warm-blooded. It is liquid, sparkling and intuitive yet subtly structured. Unconventional compositions and grooves are mixed with great musical reserve, giving the music an inner balance and a true spontaneity.

The result is honest, unpolished - and an emotionally powerful experience. This truly being the album to elevate ANDERSKOV ACCIDENT up the ladder. Accommodating both the open-minded listener and the wild at heart.

Double Danish Music Award winner Jacob Anderskov received in 2004 the Danish Government Art Foundation’s prestigious 3-year Composers Working Grant, as one of the youngest rhythmic composers ever.

" I dare to promise the open-minded listener that the respect for Anderskov's musical universe will grow for every minute. It is deeply original and is really pulling nails out. In my ears, Anderskov's music is like an ancient Nordic fairytale flower that slowly opens up and takes new colours, while you are at first gaping and amazed, later moved by its richness and satisfying beauty. So now I just can't get enough of this redefined Nordic sound, and must hear the records over and over again."
- Peter Rahbek, Jazz Special, February 2003.,/i>

Half price when you show your IAJE credentials
 Cover $10   www.jacobanderskov.com www.ilkmusic.com

10:00PM  JOHN MCNEIL
John McNeil, trumpet;  Pete McCann, guitar;  Allison Miller, drums;  Mike McGuirk, bass
John McNeil image
A new quartet – new music!

McNeil renders anthem style choruses amid vocal-like phrasings to complement a robust tone, awash with razor sharp lines.
-- jazzreview.com

Half price when you show your IAJE credentials
 Cover $10   www.mcneiljazz.com

Thursday
Jan 12
6:00PM  - 11:30PM GNU VOX ALL NIGHT IAJE VOCAL SPECIAL
David Devoe, curator


Please note show time: 6:00PM - 11:30PM

- EMERGING SINGER SHOWCASE
- FEATURE PERFORMANCE: Rachel Caswell, David Devoe, Julia Dollison, Sara Leib
- SINGER SESSION

For more info on feature performers:
www.caswellsisters.com
www.daviddevoe.com
www.juliadollison.com
www.saraleib.com

Critically acclaimed vocalist and composer Julia Dollison returns to New York this week to celebrate the release her new self-arranged and produced debut CD, "Observatory." Julia will also be appearing at this week's 2006 IAJE Annual Conference as a guest with the Grammy-winning jazz orchestra conducted by Maria Schneider, who testifies, "I am blown away by her fluidity, beautiful clear sound, her masterful musicianship and her impeccable pitch...an absolute joy!" Influenced by American modern composers like Mose Allison and Rufus Wainwright, Dollison continues to evolve into a deeply compelling vocal musician, breathing new interpretive life into jazz standards and original compositions with a fresh and dynamic perspective.

"Julia Dollison has a fluid voice, a wide range and great technique, but you can he her heart in this music and that's what's so impressive."
- Hartford Courant, January 200

Rachel Caswell is an award-winning jazz vocalist with a unique style combining extraordinary scatting ability and sensitive song interpretation. Rachel has appeared at colleges and festivals nationwide and continues to gig in support of her debut CD Some Other Time (July 2003) that features pianist, Lynne Arriale, drummer, Steve Davis, bassist, Kelly Sill and violinist, Sara Caswell. In addition to her solo work, she co-leads the Caswell Sisters Quintet with her sister, jazz violinist, Sara Caswell, and frequently performs in duo with bassist, Jeremy Allen, a duo that was selected to perform at the 2006 International Association for Jazz Education’s Annual Conference in New York. A graduate of Indiana University and the New England Conservatory, she has performed with The Glenn Miller Orchestra, John Blake, Jr., Ingrid Jensen, the Billy Taylor Trio and Curtis Fuller and was selected as one of two vocalists for the 1997 Thelonious Monk Institute Jazz Colony at Jazz Aspen/Snowmass.

One of the most inventive young vocalists and improvisers around, Sara Leib is proving herself an integral key to the modern jazz scene. Her harmonic approach to scatting, charismatic personality, and endearingly thoughtful stage presence have echoed through the jazz communities of her native Los Angeles and the New England jazz scene.

"Leib displays an attractive voice and inventive phrasing...Sara Leib has great potential for the future and It's Not the Moon is an important first step"
-Scott Yanow, L.A. Jazz Scene

"She's got a beautiful, natural voice, and she improvises with aplomb, scatting with ease.
-Steve Greenlee, Boston Globe

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!

Half price when you show your IAJE credentials
 Cover $10

Friday
Jan 13
6:00PM  PINK PONY POETRY
Jackie Sheeler


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

This week's feature Meghan Cleary.
 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)   http://www.poetz.com

8:30PM  JEREMY STEIG QUARTET
Jeremy Steig, flute;  Vic Juris, guitar;  Cameron Brown, bass;  Anthony Pinciotti, drums
JEREMY STEIG QUARTET image
Come and hear the HOTTEST jazz flutist playing in NY. Jeremy Steig has played with Bill Evans, Art Blakey, Jimi Hendrix, Johnny Winter and many others. He brings with him three legendary musician.
 Cover $12   www.jeremysteig.info www.nyjazzreport.com
Saturday
Jan 14
6:00PM  ITALIAN-AMERICAN WRITERS ASSOCIATION
Maria Lisella & Jeanne Dickey, host


Italian American Writers Reading w/ Open Mike : Feature Writers: Ed Smith & Geri DeLuca plus open mic, 5 minute limit.

Inspired by the factories and seascapes of New Jersey, librarian and teacher Ed Smith writes poetry that finds exquisiteness in everyday life. Ed Smith's poems and essays have appeared in numerous magazines, including Exquisite Corpse, The Poetry Project Newsletter, The World, Abraxas, Beehive, Giants Play Well in Drizzle, Footwork, as well as in the anthologies Under a Gull's Wing, Blue Stone & Salt Hay, and The Temple of Baseball.

Editor and Brooklyn College English professor Geri DeLuca will read from her lively new memoir, Bensonhurst Sutra, about growing up Italian in Brooklyn. Excerpts from that book have appeared in Voice In Italian-Americana; The Notebook: Narratives of Teaching and Learning, and Brooklyn Review. She is co-founder and co-editor of The Lion and the Unicorn: A Critical Journal of Children's Literature, published by John Hopkins University Press. She also co-edited Dialogues on Writing, an anthology of essays, published by Lawrence Erlbaum, and she has published a long poem about her eternal subject, her mother, in The Paterson Literary Review.
 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)   http://Iawanewsletter@aol.com

8:30PM  JAMES CARNEY GROUP
David Binney, saxophone;  Josh Roseman, trombone;  Jonathan Finlayson, trumpet;  Chris Lightcap, bass;  Ted Poor, drums;  James Carney, rhodes & compositions
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David Binney - saxophone Jonathan Finlayson - trumpet Josh Roseman - trombone Chris Lightcap - bass Ted Poor - drums "Mr. Carney is an accomplished composer and a sharp pianist."
- Nate Chinen, The New York Times

"Carney's compositions range far beyond standard jazz fare, drawing from genres as disparate as Indian ragas and New Orleans piano, Brazilian afoxe and Jarrett-esque lyricism. His playing is exquisite, and he gets the most out of the beautiful sound of his piano."
- Ernie Rideout, KEYBOARD

"Not only the real deal, but flat-out one of the most imaginative composers and players around."
- Brandt Reiter, LA Weekly

Since moving to NYC in November 2004, keyboardist & composer James Carney has performed with the likes of Ralph Alessi, Ravi Coltrane, and Tony Malaby. Born and raised in Syracuse, NY, Carney moved to California in 1986 to study jazz at CalArts with Charlie Haden and James Newton.

Carney received the 1999 Thelonious Monk International Composers Award, and he also received "Best Jazz Artist" honors at the 2002 LA Weekly Music Awards. He has released three well-received albums: "Fables from the Aqueduct" (1994); "Offset Rhapsody" (1997); and "Thread" (2002). Carney's music might be described as inclusive jazz; he favors assymetrical forms and complex harmonic models influenced as much by classical, rock, pop, world and the avant-garde as by the jazz tradition. He also composes chamber music and was recently commissioned by the Extension Ensemble to create a ten-minute brass quintet for this adventurous group.

Now residing in Brooklyn with his wife and daughter, Carney also curates the tuesday night jazz & improvised music series "konceptions@koze" at the Koze lounge in Park Slope.
 Cover $10   www.jamescarney.net

10:30PM  BEN WALTZER GROUP
Ben Waltzer, piano;  Bill McHenry, saxophone;  Chris Lightcap, bass;  Joe Strasser, drums
Ben Waltzer group image
“This no-nonsense jazz pianist in the Ellington and Monk vein (who has occasionally written for Arts & Leisure) gets a big, ringing sound out of the extreme registers of the instrument; he also takes a decisive stand against the ultra-sensitive, lush-harmony tendency of so many young jazz composers. "One Hundred Dreams Ago" (Fresh Sound), with a trio including the bassist Matt Penman and the drummer Gerald Cleaver, is by far the best thing he's done, but he hasn't been making records for very long.”
--Ben Ratliff, NYTimes, 7.18.04

“Brilliantly performed…very impressive.”
- Ahmad Jamal, jazz piano legend, of ‘100 Dreams Ago.’

"In the era of concept records, this startling young pianist has flipped the script: the message behind One Hundred Dreams Ago is ‘let's just play.’ Accordingly the trio gets its bustle on. Ellington's small groups are in the air here, and the pleasure Waltzer generates is bountiful.”
- Jim Macnie, the Village Voice
 Cover $10   www.benwaltzer.com

Drum kit donated by
CANOPUS DRUMS, Japan

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