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ART ON THE WALLS

Photographs by Linda Zecchino

All art is for sale. Please inquire

Sunday
Oct 11
6:00PM  POETRY & JAZZ
Kirpal Gordon, poet;  Steve Elmer, piano
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The return of jazz pianist Steve Elmer and jazz writer Kirpal Gordon to the Cornelia Street Café.

For a YouTube preview of their amazing wedding of word and song, go to BeBopElmo.

The critics say:

---Elmer’s Fire Down Below, “The music is gorgeous. You get wrapped up in each song like it's a novel you don't want to put down.” ---Gray Hunter, BlogCritics.Org

---Gordon’s Speak-Spake Spoke, “Precise of word and rhyme and ready of wit, his poetry aligns closely to jazz music.” ---Fred Bouchard, All About Jazz


 Cover $10 (includes one house drink)

8:30PM  KRIS DAVIS TRIO
Kris Davis, piano;  Eivind Opsvik, bass;  Tom Rainey, drums
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Performing new compositions from Davis' soon to be release trio record- Good Citizen- on Fresh Sound records. Expect to hear intricate forms with explosive improvisation. Featuring Tom Rainey and Eivind Opsvik.

"Davis' compositions are carefully drawn but explosive."-Jazz Times
 Cover $10   www.krisdavis.net

Monday
Oct 12
6:00PM  THE WHITE SWALLOW READING SERIES
co-curated by Angelo Nikolopoulos and Mark Rice

Mark Bibbins Bianca Stone Guillermo Castro Michael Montlack
The White Swallow Reading Series, featuring Bianca Stone, Guillermo Castro, Michael Montlack, and Mark Bibbins.

The White Swallow Reading Series is a forum for queer, queer-friendly, and outspoken poets and prose writers who explore issues of identity in an honest, bold way. We welcome writers who explore the boundaries of language, take risks, and challenge traditional definitions of gender. Co-hosted by Angelo Nikolopoulos and Monica McClure.

FEATURED WRITERS

Bianca Stone is the co-curator of the Ladder Poetry Reading Series and received her MFA from NYU’s creative writing program in poetry. She is also a freelance illustrator and her most recent poetry publications include The Patterson Literary Review, Fou, Agriculture Reader and Elimae. Her blog is called Poetry Comics. She lives in Brooklyn.

Guillermo Castro’s work is forthcoming or appears in Quarterly West, The Bellevue Literary Review, The Brooklyn Rail, LaFovea, EOAGH, Nthposition, Barrow St, among others, and the anthologies My Diva, This Full Green Hour, My Diva, Saints of Hysteria, and more. His translations of Olga Orozco, in collaboration with Ron Drummond, appear in Guernica, U.S. Latino Review and Visions. He lives in New York City and is a native of Argentina.

Michael Montlack is the editor of the essay anthology My Diva: 65 Gay Men on the Women Who Inspire Them and the author of three poetry chapbooks: Cover Charge (Winner of the 2007 Gertrude Prize); Girls, Girls, Girls; and The Slip. His work has appeared in Cimarron Review, Swink, New York Quarterly, Poet Lore, Court Green, Columbia Poetry Review, and other journals. Recently he was awarded residencies from Ucross, Soul Mountain Retreat, VCCA and Lambda Literary Retreat. He splits his time between New York City and San Francisco.

Mark Bibbins lives in New York City and teaches at The New School and Columbia University. He is the founding editor of The New School's LIT magazine. He has been published in journals including Poetry, The Paris Review, The Yale Review, Boston Review and in anthologies such as Take Three: 3. He is the author of Sky Lounge, which received a Lambda Literary Award, and The Dance of No Hard Feelings.


 Cover $7 (includes one house drink)

8:30PM  COMPOSERS COLLABORATIVE: SERIAL UNDERGROUND
Jed Distler, host

Stephanie Kai-win Saar Ahuvia Deborah Atherton Momenta Quartet
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Serial Underground, “the subversive nightclub series” (Time Out NY)
Allan Kozinn (New York Times) contextualizes CCi’s monthly performances in the basement of the Cornelia Street Cafe – “... part of the ecology of urban night life.” CCi artistic director, Jed Distler, curates the programs abetted by director Arnold Barkus and lighting designer David Lovett.

Tonight:
The Stephanie & Saar DUO return for a Serial Underground residency, with works ranging from Conlon Nancarrow’s wildest excursions to Bill Evans’ most urgently lyrical inspirations (piano duo).

Writer/reader Deborah Atherton waxes upon Columbus Day and Halloween

Momenta Quartet plays Gordon Beeferman’s String Quartet (chamber danger).

Box office: 212.663.1967 (advance purchase discount available)
Admission at the door: $15 gen’l, $10 student/sr + one drink minimum

  www.composerscollab.org

Tuesday
Oct 13
6:00PM  THE NEW YORK STORY EXCHANGE (NYSE)
Barbara Aliprantis

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Storytelling occurs the second Tuesday of every month.

Cover $7 (includes one house drink)

NEWS FLASH: A new season brings a new name. The Second Tuesday of the Month Series is now The New York STORY Exchange. We will continue to feature storytellers of all kinds, telling all manner of stories from personal tales to folktales and everything in between. Our format stays the same: Open MIC and/or Cameo Slots, followed by featured teller(s).

Featured Teller: Bob Reiser

Cameo: Michael Meric

BOB REISER, a nationally acclaimed storyteller, teacher, and an award-winning author of books for children and adults, brings warmth and wit to traditional and original stories. McFarland Press listed him among the "120 best contemporary English-speaking Storytellers." This October eve Bob’s story, REACHING FOR THE MOON (dedicated to lovers and dreamers everywhere) reminds us that “They all laughed at Christopher Columbus, when he said the world was round…They all laughed when Edison recorded sound…”

"Fellow Adventurers, Chasers of the stars, It's A Harvest Moon! Let's celebrate With stories!" - Bob Reiser

MICHAEL MERIC, Landscape Architect by day, wordsmith, storyteller and jack of all trades at night, tells a classic tale by Edgar Allan Poe, the master of mystery and the macabre.

Tonight we will end at 7:30, rather than 7:45 PM so the set can be prepared for a special presentation by Roy Zimmerman.


 Cover $7   www.barbaraaliprantis.org

8:00PM  ROY ZIMMERMAN: REAL AMERICAN
Roy Zimmerman, vocals, guitar
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Roy Zimmerman took his satirical songs to Real America last year, driving 12,000 miles and flying 12,000 more to do 107 shows in 47 states before the election. The result is “Real American” - 90 minutes of Zimmerman’s fiercely funny songs about ignorance, war and greed. Roy’s YouTube videos have garnered over three million views and tens of thousands of comments, many of them coherent.

“Zimmerman displays a lacerating wit and keen awareness of society’s foibles that bring to mind a latter-day Tom Lehrer.”
- Los Angeles Times http://royzimmerman.com/
 Cover $15   royzimmerman.com/

9:30PM  MICHAEL FEINBERG GROUP
Michael Feinberg, bass;  Dan Tepfer, piano;  Noah Preminger, tenor saxophone;  Daniel Platzman, drums
Michael FEinberg Group image
"A vibrant young bassist/composer whose voice conveys a distinct musical vision...Feinberg has proven that he is one of the rising jazz elite...Feinberg's music oscillates with new and exciting vibrations that include sounds from the East to the West, the fiery spirits of Charles Mingus, Jimmy Garrison, and others, as he aspires "to challenge the limitations of jazz while returning to its most basic elements of improvisation, creativity, and a fusion of cultures and sounds."
- Mark F. Turner, allaboutjazz

-". . .embracing elements of both pop music and the avant-garde with a strong flare for jazz music. . . of the here and now."
- Chad Radford, Creative Loafing
 Cover $7   www.michaelfeinbergmusic.com www.myspace.com/michaelfeinbergmusic

Wednesday Oct 14 6:00PM  INTERCULTURAL POETRY
Andrey Gritsman, host

Ted Jonathan , author of Bones & Jokes;  Angelo Verga, author of Praise for what remains;  Melinda Thomssen Polina Eisenberg, freshman at Hunter College

 Cover $7 (includes one house drink)
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8:30PM  RESPECT SEXTET
Eli Asher, trumpet;  Josh Rutner, tenor saxophone;  James Hirschfeld , trombone;  Red Wierenga, piano;  Malcolm Kirby, bass;  Ted Poor, drums
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The Respect Sextet

Formed in 2001, The Respect Sextet is a powerhouse ensemble dedicated to performing a wide variety of improvisational musics. Relying on their explosive energy, rare telepathy, outstanding musicianship, and a deep friendship, Respect pieces together free improvisations, original compositions, free jazz classics, television commercial jingles, text pieces, jazz standards, game pieces and more into "a whirling collage," shouts Exclaim! Magazine, "that ransacks and reshapes the entire jazz tradition, from New Orleans march to Misha Mengelberg, Sun Ra to Charlie Parker." Through its eclecticism, its devotion to improvisation, its predilection towards swing, and its use of toys and "little instruments," has drawn comparisons both to New Dutch Swing and the AACM. Many dialectics are at work (or play) in Respect's music, in which the serious, heady, and intellectual mingle with the light, comic, and absurd, where compositions alternate with improvisation, and where tight ensemble work coexists with loose, empathic interplay. ,  www.respectsextet.com

Thursday
Oct 15
6:00PM  PO'JAZZ
Golda Solomon, host

SHEILA JORDAN with CAMERON BROWN, bass;  GOLDA SOLOMON, words;  JAY CLAYTON, special guest
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Join Golda as she honors the poetry of MARRIA BANKS

DOORS OPEN 5:30PM

POETRY IN PARTNERSHIP WITH JAZZ BEGINS AT 6:00PM

TWO SETS 6PM AND 7PM

$ 15 (INCLUDES 1 DRINK)

$ 10 STUDENTS WITH ID ( INCLUDES 1 DRINK)


 Cover $15 (includes one house drink)

8:30PM  THE FRINGE DUO
George Garzone, saxophone;  Bob Gulloti, drums
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THE FRINGE DUO

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.myspace.com/thefringebostonofficial

Friday
Oct 16
6:00PM  SON OF PONY
Kathi Georges, host


The Friday night legendary open mic poetry series.

Arrive before 6 pm to sign up.

Poet John Amen featured.

John Amen is the author of three collections of poetry: Christening the Dancer (Uccelli Press 2003), More of Me Disappears (Cross-Cultural Communications 2005), and At the Threshold of Alchemy (Presa 2009), and has released two folk/folk rock CDs, All I’ll Never Need and Ridiculous Empire (Cool Midget 2004, 2008). His poetry has appeared in various journals and anthologies, including, most recently, Rattle, The New York Quarterly, The International Poetry Review, Gargoyle, and Blood to Remember. He is also an artist, working primarily with acrylics on canvas.
 Cover $7 (includes one house drink)

9:00PM & 10:30PM  GEORGE GARZONE GROUP
George Garzone, saxophone;  Peter Slavov, bass;  Leo Genovese, piano;  Bob Gulotti, drums
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 Cover $10   www.georgegarzone.com
Saturday
Oct 17
6:00PM  GREEK-AMERICAN WRITERS ASSOCIATION
Dean Kostos, host


Intrepid host Kostos presents three dynamic poets--Roberta Allen, Ed Foster, and Nikki Moustaki.
 Cover $7 (includes one house drink)
9:00PM & 10:30PM  GNU VOX SPECIAL: ANDY BEY
David Devoe, host

Andy Bey, voice, piano
Gnu Vox Special: Andy Bey image
After a twenty two year absence from recording Andy Bey returned with four albums that have become a permanent part of the musical landscape. The 2005 Grammy Nominated American Song is a delicious celebration of one of America’s great gifts to the music world: The American Songbook. On his latest release Ain’t Necessarily So Bey brings the energy of live performance to compositions by the gods of American Songwriting. Insiders have always known about Andy Bey. Given his limited output of studio recordings, live performances were the source of Bey’s reputation as singer. Aretha Franklin reminisces about the nights when Andy and The Bey Sisters worked the Village in New York: “Soon as I finished my gig I’d run over to hear them. Andy never got the recognition he deserved . . . jazz originals . . . brilliant and precious.” Like the playground legend who never made it to the NBA, Andy Bey was almost consigned to the fading murmurs of those who caught him in Paris in ‘59, or Birdland in the mid ‘60s. There are few left who remember when Lena, Nina and Carmen crowded into Harlem’s Shalimar to hear Bey light it up. That tantalizing footage of Andy Bey and his sisters delighting a crowd of Parisian partygoers in the Chet Baker documentary Let’s Get Lost, gives us a clue of the years of brilliance that were never committed to vinyl. One can only imagine what we’ve missed. But, we have been blessed with four records that have changed how we think of Jazz vocals. Decades intervened between those after hours below the radar sessions and the 1996 recordings presented on Ain’t Necessarily So. But the vivid performances haven’t dimmed. Like so many before him, British vocalist Jamie Cullum described what it’s like to fall under Bey’s spell: “Andy Bey was at Ronnie Scott’s and I saw him six nights in a row. I got into a huge amount of debt going to see Andy Bey. What I love about him is that he creates an atmosphere. As soon as he opens his mouth, you’re transported to another place.”


 Cover $15   www.andy-bey.com

Sunday
Oct 18
6:00PM  AN EVENING WITH RUSSELL CONNOR
Angelo Verga, host

An Evening With Russell Connor image The Dawn of Modernism by Russell Connor
Toys From My Attic -- Artist and writer Russell Connor looks back at the age of 80, reminisces about people and events that shaped his humorous outlook on art and life, and reads from his essays, published and unpublished. By the way, Russell currently has a show about Marcel Duchamp at an elite 57th St. gallery.

" .. Magically, Connor whisks away the artifice of art history to forge some deeper connections, and makes us smile all the while." - Eric P. Nash - The New York Times


 Cover $7 (includes one house drink)   www.russellconnor.com

8:30PM  ROB DUGUAY QUARTET
Willie Applewhite, trombone;  Tyler Blanton, vibraphone;  Rob Duguay, bass;  Nadav Snir-Zelniker, drums
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Rob Duguay Quartet is an assembly of world class musicians who share an appreciation for cutting-edge modern music while simultaneously embracing the traditions of swing, bebop, and Latin styles of jazz. Duguay’s compositions are circular creating nice avenues for positively flowing improvisations (often swinging) and typically avoid common jazz forms (i.e. 16 and 32 bar forms). Rob Duguay Quartet performs original compositions running the gamut of musical styles and pays homage to such greats as Sonny Rollins, Cedar Walton, Wayne Shorter, Charles Mingus, and Duke Ellington by playing some of their jazz not-so-standards.

“Bass whiz”
-Casey Rea, Seven Days (VT)
 Cover $10   www.myspace.com/jazzyrobduguay

Drum kit donated by
CANOPUS DRUMS, Japan

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