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ART ON THE WALLS

Mixed Media by LENNY ACHAN

All art is for sale. Please inquire

Monday
Oct 01
6:00PM  BOOK LAUNCH FOR LOUIS PHILLIPS
Jack Estes, publisher & host

Lou Phillips, poet & raconteur
MUST I WEEP FOR THE DANCING BEAR, AND OTHER STORIES

$ 8 includes a drink

8:30PM  AMRAM & CO
David Amram, piano, french horn, flutes, composition & surprises;  Kevin Twigg, drums, glockenspiel;  John de Witt, bass;  Adam Amram, percussion
This series explores in his highly personable, generous and informal style the astonishing variety of David Amram's interests and accomplishments--renowned composer of symphonic classical music, jazz compositions, improvisation, spoken word, scat, he sits at the piano, schmoozes about music, about the greats, the beats, the obscure, the legendary; plays the French horn, pulls out all kinds of instruments (flutes, drums, horns) gathered from his many circumnavigations of the globe, pulls in guests drawn from just about every artistic walk of life.

$10 cover (plus $10 minimum)

  http://www.davidamram.com

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Tuesday
Oct 02
6:00PM  SOMNILOQUIES: A MEMOIR OF SLEEPWALKING
Kathleen Frazier
Somniloquies: A Memoir Of Sleepwalking image

Somniloquies: a memoir of sleepwalking is part coming of age/part detective story, a quest in which Kathleen Frazier seeks to untangle twenty years of chronic somnambulism: the origins at adolescence when her brother first attempted suicide (a sort of nighttime mirroring of his waking pain), her own near-death experiences while sleepwalking, and failed efforts to abate her malady with booze. It is a love story to her Irish American family of the 1960s – ‘70s, a longing to balm their wounds from generations of alcoholism, mental illness and fretful nights. Ultimately, it is a story of recovery, romance and redemption. In 1990, at the age of thirty, Kathleen met her husband days after the terrible sleepwalking accident that brought her to her knees. One night at a time, Mark showed her the link between comfort, trust and peaceful slumber. Read her “2 Minute Memoir” in Psychology Today: http://www.psychologytoday.com/articles/201204/two-minute-memoir-creature-the-night.

$8.00 includes a drink

  www.kathleenfrazier.com

8:30PM  THE HILLFILLIES
Jennifer Sirey, guitar, voice;  Michelle Segre, guitar, voice;  Jennifer Coates, fiddle
The Hillfillies image
The Hillfillies are an acoustic folk trio, part American regional in sound, part Anglo psych fairy folk, fully NYC contemporary. These three women sing and play, incorporating haunting, lyrical vibrations from both fiddle and slide guitar, and the occasional mandolin and uke. Expressing in original compositions, with lilting but melancholic harmonies, everything from perky despair to transcendental cosmic optimism.

$10 cover plus $10 minimum

Wednesday Oct 03 7:00PM  A FONT SPECIAL EVENT: A CELEBRATION OF LAURIE FRINK
Host, John McNeil


A FONT Special Event -- produced by Dave Douglas and John McNeil celebrating the musical achievement and contribution of Laurie Frink.

$10 minimum

A FONT Special Event: A Celebration of Laurie Frink image
9:00PM & 10:30PM  FOUR HORSEMEN OPEN MIC POETRY
Bob Quatrone, host

Bill Wertheim George Spencer many others
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4 Horsemen hosted by the inimitable Bob Q.

$ 8 includes a drink

Thursday
Oct 04
6:00PM  ARTISTS’ SALON
Robin, Angelo, Josh, and Tom, hosts


This is a monthly opportunity for artists associated with the cafe--from every genre and every generation, past, present, and future--to gather informally, schmooze, re-invent the world, and hoist a glass of quelque chose (the only kind of chose to hoist). Our glorious curators are present, you can buttonhole them to find out what's cooking, you can introduce yourself to other toilers in the vineyard, invent projects and discover collaborators.

Finger food on us, drinks available. All are welcome.

8:30PM  RICARDO GALLO, “TIERRA DE NADIE”
Ray Anderson, trombone;  Dan Blake, saxophones;  Ricardo Gallo, piano;  Mark Helias, bass;  Jeff Davis, drums
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Ricardo Gallo / “Tierra de Nadie” performs original music conceived as a sort of imaginary musical folklore, a “No man’s land” which is the intriguing basis for exploratory improvisations. The compositions picture a landscape devoid of flags, providing space for the musical personalities of the players, on this occasion featuring Ray Anderson on trombone, Dan Blake on saxophones, Mark Helias on bass, Jeff Davis on drums, and Ricardo Gallo on piano and compositions. Its debut recording “The Great Fine Line”, which also enjoyed the contribution of Satoshi Takeishi and Pheeroan akLaff was released in November 2010 by Clean Feed Records. For this concert the band will bring new repertoire that will be part of a second release as well as selections from their debut album.

“Gallo has assembled a first-rate band and given it plenty with which to work”
-- Stuart Broomer,NYC Jazz Record

$10 cover plus $10 minimum

  www.ricardogallo.com

Friday
Oct 05
6:00PM  SON OF PONY
Kat Georges, host

Maria Gregorio, Featured Poet;  Sahar Muradi, Guest Poet
Son of Pony image
Open mic, arrive early to sign up.

$ 8 includes a drink

9:00PM & 10:30PM  MICHAEL BATES QUARTET
Donny McCaslin, saxophone;  Ben Monder, guitar;  Michael Bates, bass;  Clarence Penn, drums
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Double bassist Michael Bates is a composer thriving in many musical worlds. With an eye to the future, his music draws from jazz, classical, world music, rock and blends them into a lyrical, visceral and cinematic style. For over a decade he has been performing cutting edge music and “simply put, Bates has the ability to make a huge impact on the existing state of modern jazz”– (Glenn Astarita, Downbeat, Ejazz news)

$10 cover plus $10 minimum

Saturday
Oct 06
6:00PM  THE LIAR SHOW
Andy Christie, host

Isaac Butler Leslie Goshko Corey Pandolph Dana Rossi
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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 Isaac Butler (Barack Obama's Arts Policy Committee), Leslie Goshko (Huffington Post), Corey Pandolph (New Yorker Magazine cartoonist), and Dana Rossi (The Soundtrack Series)

Hosted by Andy Christie (WNYC'S The Moth's Radio Hour)

$15.00 includes a drink

  www.theliarshow.com

9:00PM & 10:30PM  BOBBY AVEY GROUP
Bobby Avey, piano;  Shane Endsley, trumpet;  Thomson Kneeland, bass;  Dan Weiss, drums
Bobby Avey Group image Jonno Rattman
Praised by the New Yorker magazine as, “A young pianist of invention and refinement,” Bobby Avey has established himself as an emerging star in the jazz community.

$10 cover plus $10 minimum

  bobbyavey.com

Sunday
Oct 07
6:00PM  SERIAL UNDERGROUND: NEW YORK'S PREMIERE NEW MUSIC VARIETY SHOW
Demetrius Spaneas, curator and host

Molly Thompson, voice;  Kamala Sankaram, voice;  James Moore, ukulele, guitar;  Joshua Lopes, bass, guitar;  Eric Km Clark, violin;  Jennifer Stock, piano
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Shadow of Corinth, a video song cycle with music by Molly Thompson; video by Anney Bonney; lyrics by Sara Wintz; conducted by Christopher Anderson-Bazzoli

Jennifer Stock's Shivelights, a cycle of piano miniatures with found sounds, live processing, and video with Jennifer Stock (piano)

$20 music charge at the door, includes $10 food/drink credit

  www.mollythompsonmusic.com

8:30PM  NEW BRAZILIAN PERSPECTIVES: NOVOSEL-BOUKAS DUO
Billy Newman, host

Filip Novosel, tambura;  Richard Boukas, guitar, voice
New Brazilian Perspectives: NOVOSEL-BOUKAS DUO image
The NOVOSEL-BOUKAS DUO performs an organic blend of Brazilian, Balkan, jazz, gypsy and classical styles– achieving new musical forms that defy traditional categories. Born in Slavonski-Brod, Croatia, FILIP NOVOSEL is an acclaimed virtuoso on the tambura, the country's most important instrumental tradition. His flowing improvisations, impeccable technique and ability to synthesize diverse musical influences uniquely positions him to bring tambura into deserved international prominence. RICHARD BOUKAS has been a heralded guitarist, vocalist, composer and educator for over three decades, and a dedicated exponent and advocate for Brazilian music. Named "Best Brazilian Jazz Guitarist in the U.S." by GuitarOne Magazine, he has led and recorded with numerous ensembles including Quarteto Moderno, Amazona and a duo with acclaimed Brazilian pianist Jovino Santos Neto (formerly of Hermeto Pascoal Group). A prolific composer of Brazilian-influenced jazz, chamber music and solo guitar works, he is on faculty at New School Jazz and Contemporary Music Program in NYC.

$10 cover plus $10 minimum

Monday
Oct 08
6:00PM  MONOLOGUES & MADNESS
Tulis McCall, host

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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

8:30PM  CLASSICAL AT THE CORNELIA: CHARLIE RAUH AND CONCETTA ABBATE
Charlie Rauh, guitar;  Concetta Abbate, violin
Classical At The Cornelia: Charlie Rauh and Concetta Abbate image

This is music for folks who like things a little different--exploratory and sometimes rather free but expressing also a structural knack that melds the two personalities into a compositional-improvisational singularity." - Gregory Applegate Edwards (Author of "Gapplegate Guitar and Bass Blog")

$10.00 cover plus $10.00 minimum

Drum kit donated by
CANOPUS DRUMS, Japan

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Many spoken words events are free
There is always a one-drink minimum per set; times are door opening times