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Sunday
Oct 14
6:00PM  CLASSICS IN TRANSLATION
Doug Tobin, host

Doug Tobin Kate Mulvihill
Sappho & Catullus, together again for the first time.
 Cover $7 (includes one house drink)
8:30PM  CHARLES EVANS/ERIK DUTKO DUO & BRIAN WOESTEHOFF QUARTET
Charles Evans, baritone saxophone;  Erik Dutko, guitar;  Brian Woestehoff Quartet Brian Woestehoff, saxophone;  Erik Dutko, guitar;  Brian Howell, bass;  Dan Monaghan, drums
8:30PM
The Charles Evans/Erik Dutko Duo explores 20th century harmony utilizing an interesting instrumentation; baritone saxophone and guitar. Their longtime musical partnership has developed into a highly sensitive and intimate musical collaboration. Taking their cue from the explorations of the David Liebman/Richie Beirach duo, Evans and Dutko have developed an approach that combines a post-ECM aesthetic with an economy of note choice. They have reached a maturity that enables them to combine pure sound and melody with complex harmonic shading in both their compositions and improvisations. Evans’s baritone joins the sensitivity and range of John Surman with the chromaticism and fire of Liebman, while Dutko’s guitar colors the melodicist with a pianists’ touch; the linear feel of Keith Jarrett and the sensitivity and restraint of Marc Copland.

“Finding horn players who specialize on baritone sax is rare indeed! That’s why I was so delighted to hear Charles Evans. He’s really got that baritone under control – great stuff! Give this young man’s music a listen- you’ll be hearing more of him on the big horn!”
– John Surman (baritone saxophone great)

www.charlesevansmusic.com
listen at: www.myspace.com/charlesevans

10PM Brian Woestehoff Quartet

Organic Chemistry sounds just like the title suggests: Brian Woestehoff and three of Philadelphia's finest jazz musicians came together to create a weaving of engaging melodies and musical interactions. Every idea seems to feed from previous ideas— musical conversations are carried on seamlessly. The compositions, most by Brian himself, serve as ideal vehicles for these improvisational journeys. Brian is featured on tenor and soprano saxophone, and the stalwart Philly rhythm section consists of Erik Dutko on electric guitar, Brian Howell on bass, and Dan Monaghan on drums.

"This really stood out from the glut of mostly sound-alike 'indie-rock' releases that get mailed to Tape Op. The Quartet plays solid jazz of the un-smooth kind....The band has made a timeless, well-recorded CD that will get plenty of listening around the house."
- JB, Tape Op Magazine

myspace.com/bwband
 Cover $8

Monday
Oct 15
6:00PM  NEW YORK QUARTERLY
Ted Jonathon, host

Sanford Fraser Elizabeth Swados Pui Ying Wong
This journal is the reason some of us haven't given up on American poetry as the empire decays.
 Cover $7 (includes one house drink)
8:30PM  SABRINA LASTMAN QUINTET - CD RELEASE
Sabrina Lastman , vocals, compositions;  Gustavo Casenave, piano;  Pedro Giraudo, bass;  Franco Pinna , drums & percussion;  Yulia Musayelyan, flute
Sabrina Lastman Quintet - CD Release image
Vocalist & composer Sabrina Lastman presents her new album The Folds of the Soul.

Her imaginative sounds, her rich range of sound, her musical vocabulary, and her creativity are vital and profound.
- Anat Shamgar, Jerusalem

Sabrina has a unique variety of musical interests and abilities. She is an excellent singer and creator.
Avi Berman – Composer, Jerusalem
 Cover $10   www.sabrina-lastman.com

Tuesday
Oct 16
6:00PM  WRITERS ROOM
Stan Richardson, host


Devils

Knocked Down Knees, a short story by Marian Silliman

Sweet Melissa, an excerpt from a novel by Julia Lichtblau

Devil and a Pink Slip, a play by Kurt Opprecht

The Mirror, an excerpt from a novel by Natalia Lincoln

The Writers Room readings are supported by the Jerome Foundation, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts.

contact : CorneliaStan@gmail.com
 Cover $7 (includes one house drink)

8:30PM  THE JEFF WILLIAMS QUARTET WITH SPECIAL GUEST: PHIL ROBSON.
Jeff Williams, drums;  Duane Eubanks, trumpet;  John O'Gallagher, alto saxophone;  Ben Street, bass;  Phil Robson, guitar
The Jeff Williams Quartet with special guest: Phil Robson. image
The Jeff Williams Quartet with special guest: acclaimed British guitarist Phil Robson

Drummer Jeff Williams (Stan Getz, Dave Liebman/Lookout Farm, Joe Lovano, Lee Konitz) returns to Cornelia St. with his quartet, combining members of two of his long-standing musical associations: Duane Eubanks on trumpet, with whom Williams appears on the recent Bill McHenry Quintet CD “Sonic Pressure” (Fresh Sound/New Talent); and John O’Gallagher on alto saxophone, leader of the group Axiom (“Line of Sight”, Fresh Sound/New Talent), of which Williams is also a member. This performance will employ material from Williams’ “Coalescence” (SteepleChase) and “Jazzblues” (Cathexis) releases, contributions from the rest of the group, and a couple of unusual takes on the more familiar, all with an eye toward open expression. The addition of Phil Robson, who Wayne Krantz has noted is "A disturbingly good jazz guitarist," promises an exceptional night.

"Williams was excellent throughout the evening, his crisp and neatly energetic playing striking the right balance between subtlety and power."
-Ian Mann, 24dash.com
 Cover $10   www.willfulmusic.com

Wednesday Oct 17 6:00PM  POETRY
Doug Collura Tony Gloeggler Shelley Stenhouse Angelo Verga
Old friends, new poems.
 Cover $7 (includes one house drink)
8:30PM  THE SONGWRITER'S BEAT
Valerie Ghent

Deni Bonet Kati Mac Seth Glass Terence Martin
The Songwriter's Beat image

Now in its 7th year, The Songwriter's Beat is New York's most popular acoustic songwriter series, where songwriters are encouraged to perform new material in a supportive and intimate atmosphere.

This month's Songwriter's Beat features:

Deni Bonet
denibonet.com

Kati Mac
katimac.com

Seth Glass
sethglass.com

Terence Martin
martinsongs.com

Curated / hosted by multiple ASCAP Pop Award winner Valerie Ghent, The Songwriter's Beat features top up-and-coming songwriters. Each month four songwriters of varying musical styles perform original songs and are encouraged to try out their newest material and arrangements.

Founded in 2000 by Valerie Ghent, The Songwriter's Beat has presented over 225 songwriters (hailing from all over the globe: from the US, UK, Australia, South Africa and Japan) and keeps growing!

The Songwriter's Beat welcomes songwriters from around the world, so when planning your trip to New York, allow time for The Songwriter's Beat!


 Cover $5   songwritersbeat.com

Thursday
Oct 18
6:00PM  PO'JAZZ
Golda Solomon, host

Wayne Gilbert Cindy Similien Flow Ras Moshe, sax;  Shayna Dulberger, bass
Po'Jazz image
October 18th Po'Jazz line-up:

Poets:

Wayne Gilbert (coming from Denver Colorado to join us), Golda Solomon.

Also reading: Cindy Similien, and Special Guest: Flow, featuring students from Mount St. Vincent College.

Musicians are the duo of Ras Moshe, sax and Shayna Dulberger, bass.
 Cover $15 (includes one house drink)   http://www.jazzjaunts.com/pojazz/index.htm

8:30PM  WENDY LUCK & CORINA BARTRA
Wendy Luck, vocals, flute, copositions;  Cliff Korman , piano;  Tony Romano, guiter;  Leo Traversa, bass;  Rogerio Boccato, drums; 
Corina Bartra
, vocals, percussion; 
Cliff Korman, piano;  Moto Fukushima, bass;  Perico Diaz, percussion and Cajon;  Xavier Perez, saxophone
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8:30PM Wendy Luck - The sounds of Brazil - sultry, delicious, heartfelt - is music that has always moved my soul…When pianist/producer/ arranger Cliff Korman suggested we record in Rio with the Brazilian masters - Nelson Faria, Ney Conceição, Kiko Freitas (the rhythm section of the legendary João Bosco), and with choro band and chorus, it was a dream come true. Percussion wizard Cyro Baptista and guest bassist Sergio Brandão recorded their signature sounds here in New York City, which helped to bring Rio home. The palm trees, sand, sea, and sun of Ipanema, Corcovado, and Arpoador whisper a lush landscape where the sensual sounds of bossa nova, samba, and choro are born. Let the music carry you there. Join me… and I'll "See You in Rio" ...by way of Cornelia Street Cafe, with wonderful musicians in New York City!

“Wendy Luck is a consummate musician. Her artistic skill and grace shine through whether she is playing flute on a jazz tune, a choro, or a samba…or singing a ballad or a bossa nova. See You in Rio, her first recording of Brazilian music, is a gem.”
- Randy Morse, “The Best of Brazil” KZUM, 89.3 FM

www.wendyluck.com
Cover $7/both shows $14

10PM CORINA BARTRA
A sophisticated jazz singer from Peru? -Yes, Peru. In the last 100 years jazz has spread to every section of the globe bringing forth fine Latin jazz musicians from New York, Cuba and Brazil alike.

After the discovery of the Afro-Peruvian music it was only a matter of time before a really good Peruvian jazz musician or singer would show up. Corina Bartra has performed at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C.and at the Flushing Town Hall in NYC. Corina holds degrees in jazz percussion and a Master in vocal performance. Bartra was the first vocalist ever to blend jazz with Afro Peruvian music. Her ensemble featured on previous recordings new and imaginative instrumental sounds as well. She also delved into new Latin trends and adventured into realms of exiting sonorities from Brazil. Her new BAMBU SUN, another pioneering ground-braking fusion of jazz and Afro Latin music stands apart from the crowds. It has been given radio played nation wide as well as in Europe, and Peru. Scott Yanow writes in L.A.Jazz Scene, "Corina Bartra is an expert at blending together Afro-Peruvian music and post-bop jazz" while Jim Santella wrote in Cadence magazine."Corina is unique, she has a flexible voice and a down-home delivery preferring to let her music remain natural."

"There is a slight resemblance to Flora Purim but Bartra's work is tighter and has more melody. This is excellent Afro-Latin music."
-Jerome Wilson, Cadence

"Bartra is influenced by Afro-Peruvian music, American Jazz, and the scatting of Tania Maria"
-Marcela Breton, Jazz Times

www.bluespiralmusic.com (Click world Jazz)
Cover $10/both shows $14

Friday
Oct 19
6:00PM  SON OF PONY
Les Lopes, host


The Friday night legendary open mic poetry series.

Arrive before 6 pm to sign up.

This week's feature is Alexandra van de Kamp.
 Cover $7 (includes one house drink)

9:00PM & 10:30PM  RORY STUART QUARTET
Rory Stuart, guitar;  George Garzone, tenor saxophone;  Matt Penman, bass;  Ari Hoenig, drums
Rory Stuart Quartet image
Described by JAZZ TIMES as “perhaps THE most innovative straight-ahead jazz guitarist to emerge in years,” Rory Stuart brings his quartet with tenor saxophonist George Garzone, acoustic bassist Matt Penman, and drummer Ari Hoenig to the Cornelia Street Café on Saturday, April 8, 2006.

Rory Stuart has performed as a sideman with a remarkable range of jazz artists, from Charlie Rouse to Errol Parker, Steve Coleman’s Five Elements with Cassandra Wilson and Geri Allen to the Cadence All Stars, and has led highly-praised Quartets of his own. For his complete bio, album reviews and photos, please visit www.rorystuart.com.

Rory’s critically-acclaimed CD, “Hurricane,” was reprinted by Sunnyside in 2004, complete with new artwork and liner notes. “Hurricane” received a four-star review in DOWNBEAT and was voted among the 10 best recordings of the year in CODA. A new CD (“So Rise Up”) featuring Ari and Mark is being prepared for release.

At Cornelia Street Café, The Rory Stuart Quartet will feature newly recorded original compositions, challenging rhythmic elements, and a fiery performance.

$12 cover ($9 for students)   www.rorystuart.com

Saturday
Oct 20
6:00PM  GREEK-AMERICAN WRITERS ASSOCIATION
Dean Kostos, host --- featuring Allison Parker & Lou Ureneck


Lou Ureneck will read from his book "Backcast: Fatherhood, Fly Fishing, and a River Journey through the heart of Alaska."

"This is a very rich memoir: part outdoor adventure story, menacing bears and all; part travel book about the Alaskan outback..." – Justin Kaplan, Walt Whitman: A Life

"Ureneck's memoir has its own entirely distinctive flow of life...It's hard to write about fathers and sons - or rather, it is hard for fathers and sons to write about one another. But Lou Ureneck has done it brilliantly.” – Lance Morrow, The Chief: A Memoir of Fathers and Sons
 Cover $7 (includes one house drink)   http://www.backcast.org

9:00PM & 10:30PM  RORY STUART QUARTET
Rory Stuart, guitar;  Jaleel Shaw, saxophone;  Matt Penman, bass;  Ari Hoenig, drums
Rory Stuart Quartet image
Described by JAZZ TIMES as “perhaps THE most innovative straight-ahead jazz guitarist to emerge in years,” Rory Stuart brings his quartet with saxophonist Jaleel Shaw, acoustic bassist Matt Penman, and drummer Ari Hoenig to the Cornelia Street Café on Saturday, April 8, 2006.

Rory Stuart has performed as a sideman with a remarkable range of jazz artists, from Charlie Rouse to Errol Parker, Steve Coleman’s Five Elements with Cassandra Wilson and Geri Allen to the Cadence All Stars, and has led highly-praised Quartets of his own. For his complete bio, album reviews and photos, please visit www.rorystuart.com.

Rory’s critically-acclaimed CD, “Hurricane,” was reprinted by Sunnyside in 2004, complete with new artwork and liner notes. “Hurricane” received a four-star review in DOWNBEAT and was voted among the 10 best recordings of the year in CODA. A new CD (“So Rise Up”) featuring Ari and Mark is being prepared for release.

At Cornelia Street Café, The Rory Stuart Quartet will feature newly recorded original compositions, challenging rhythmic elements, and a fiery performance.

$12 cover ($9 for students)   www.rorystuart.com

Sunday
Oct 21
6:00PM  CHANCE OF A GHOST
Phil Miller, host

Chance of a Ghost image
Every year we do a Halloween reading of ghost poems. Masks optional.

C H A N C E O F A G H O S T : AN ANTHOLOGY OF CONTEMPORARY GHOST POEMS, Edited by Gloria Vando & Philip Miller

COME TOAST THE GHOST WITH A HOST OF SPIRITED POETS:

Patricia Brody • Richard Kostelanetz • Wendy Wilder Larsen Nicholas Johnson • Linda Lerner • Anika Paris • Rochelle Ratner Maggie Schwed • Margo Stever • Mervyn Taylor • Anita Velez-Mitchell ~ Samuel Menashe ~ Michael T. Young ~ Philip Miller & Gloria Vando

This just in : Elizabeth Goldring, Gabrielle LeMay, and Susan Sindall will join the cast of poets participating.

“This exceptional anthology of poets features 171 gifted poets and artists. Some are Pulitzer Prize winners, Pushcart Prize winners, or Poets Laureate. All poets represented here are extraordinary. I don’t use the words ‘exceptional’ and ‘extraordinary’ lightly. If anything, the poetry in this book soars beyond my ability to describe.” —Midwest Book Review
 Cover $7 (includes one house drink)

8:30PM  VOCAL VISIONS MEDIA GROUP EVENT: FROM THE HEART CONCERT
Vocal Visions Media Group Event: From The Heart Concert image Vocal Visions Media Group
with VVMG artists Don Braden, Ellen Johnson, Daryl Kojak, Laurie Krauz, Lou Lanza, Barbara Sfraga & Center Search Quest (Christopher Dean Sullivan & Michael T.A. Thompson), Judi Silvano plus surprise guests

Vocal Visions Media Group (VVMG) advances the future of music by re-imagining the way record labels, distributors and the music industry promote artists and their music. We offer the music of superlative artists and educators in the genres of Jazz, Improvised, World, Inspirational, and Educational Music. More than a label, it's a collective enterprise of creativity and support that combines resources to serve the purpose of bringing artistic excellence and educational awareness to the world.

"Vocal Visions is a media group with a rather impressive roster of artists. One can imagine the Vocal Visions all-stars being a strong attraction in the future."
~ Scott Yanow, jazz journalist

"Thank you for showing the world of Jazz ...that there is so much to explore."
~ James Rosen, Inside Connection Vocal Visions Media Group presents a sample of artists from our current roster in a performance collaboration of the music that they love.

Featuring Don Braden, Ellen Johnson, Daryl Kojak, Laurie Krauz, Lou Lanza, Barbara Sfraga & Center Search Quest (Christopher Dean Sullivan & Michael T.A. Thompson) and special surprise guests!
 Cover $12   www.vocalvisions.net

Drum kit donated by
CANOPUS DRUMS, Japan

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