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ART ON THE WALLS

Paintings by YOKO WAKABAYASHI

All art is for sale. Please inquire

Saturday
Oct 21
6:00PM  GREEK-AMERICAN WRITERS ASSOCIATION
Dean Kostos, host


Robert Zaller and Douglas Light will be reading from & signing new books.
 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)
9:00PM & 10:30PM  GNU VOX SPECIAL: FRANK CARLBERG QUINTET WITH CHRISTINE CORREA
David Devoe, curator

Frank Carlberg, Piano and Compositions;  Christine Correa, Vocals;  Chris Cheek, Tenor Saxophone;  Alexis Cuadrado, Bass;  Michael Sarin, Drums
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The Frank Carlberg Quintet is dedicated to performing musical settings of poems by 20th century poets such as Robert Creeley, Anselm Hollo, Anna Akhmatova and Gertrude Stein.

This evening the quintet will perform the NY premiere of "The American Dream", a 12 part song cycle to poems by Robert Creeley. This work was commissioned by Chamber Music America and its New Works program which is made possible through the generosity of The Doris Duke Foundation.
 Cover $10   www.accuraterecords.com/carlberg
Sunday
Oct 22
6:00PM  EROTIC FICTION : DEEP INSIDE
Polly Frost, host

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Extreme erotic fantasies from Polly upcoming short story collection read by delicious actors.

Praise from RON JEREMY for DEEP INSIDE: "Dear Readers, I found this book difficult to read, because the blood kept leaving my brain and entering my penis... (it's called a boner). Very erotic stories you'll find here. If porn as we know it, is on the edge, then Polly Frost has leaped over it, with a double somersault and a twist. If I directed some of these fantasies, I'd either be the world's greatest adult film director... or I'd be in jail. Enjoy this. I certainly did. And if you'll excuse me, I'm looking for a female Serzan."
 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)

8:30PM  TONE COLLECTOR
Jeff Davis, drums;  Eivind Opsvik, bass;  Tony Malaby, tenor saxophone
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Tone Collector is back at Cornelia, finishing an east coast tour.

"Malaby, Opsvik and Davis are deeply sympathetic partners, and their interaction often reaches the highest level of cohesion" - Jazz Times

"Without falling into the predictable game of cat and mouse, these three are capable of a varied and inspired set of improvisational call and response. Tone Collector is the sort of creative improvised music that stands out in the crowd."
- Cadence Magazine

www.jeffdavismusic.net
 Cover $8   www.eivindopsvik.com www.tonymalaby.com

Monday
Oct 23
6:00PM  SHAKESPEARE
Jonathan Escobio, host


Scenes, monologues, and poems from The Bard, performed by a high-energy troupe of youthful NYC actors.

Boil, Boil, Toil and trouble.... Come and see some of the more gruesome, magical and down right villianous pieces from the Canon! The Shakespeare Anyone players will bring you The Ghost from Hamlet, Macbeth and his witches, the fantastical Puck, the compulsory Gravediggers, and of course a surprise or two from the Netherworld!!!

Begin your Halloween festivities with some horror from the 16th century, be there or we'll find you Bwahahahah!!!!
 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)

8:30PM  21 CENTURY SCHIZOID MUSIC PRESENTS: JOEL HARRISON
Joel Harrison, guitar;  Liberty Ellman, guitar;  Mark Feldman, violin;  Chris Howes, violin;  Jeremy Kittel, viola;  Dana Leong, cello
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Joel Harrison's String Choir presents the music of Paul Motian

Paul Motian is well known as one of the living legends of jazz drumming. He is also a wonderful composer. His sense of harmony and melody are truly unique. Guitarist /composer Joel Harrison has arranged several of Motian's pieces for String quartet and two guitars. The group consists of some of the most original, gifted string improvisers anywhere.

2nd set: improvisations based on music from Paul Motian's legacy- Monk, Bill Evans, Free, etc.
 Cover $10   www.joelharrison.com

Tuesday
Oct 24
6:00PM  GRAD POETS SERIES
Alissa Heyman & Sylvia Lee, hosts

Melissa Fadul , Sarah Lawrence College;  Rebecca Keith , Sarah Lawrence College;  Emily Wolahan , Columbia University;  Nicole Steinberg , The New School
The Graduate Poetry Series (GPS) is held on the fourth Tuesday of every month. it was established to give poets in NYC area graduate writing programs an opportunity to present their poetry in a safe, intimate, and supportive environment.

If you would like to participate as a reader, please submit a cover letter with contact info, name of your school, and 5-7 pages of poetry to corneliastseries@gmail.com
 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)

8:30PM  MURRAY WEINSTOCK: DOGTUNES
Murray Weinstock, vocals, piano, compositions;  Andy Stack, guitar, vocals;  Elaine Caswell, vocals
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Andy Stack www.andystack.net will be playing guitar and singing back-up along with favored singer, Elaine Caswell, elaine caswell who has backed up Al Green, Bette Midler and Dolly Parton to just name a few.
Singing dogcatradio's most requested song "Dog Day Afternoon" and other songs from Tails of the City. There will be some new songs like "Tug-a-Pug" from More Tails of the City! Everyone can join in on that one.   www.dogtunes.com
10:00PM  ROY ZIMMERMAN
Roy Zimmerman, vocals, guitar, compositions, lyrics
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What's funny about war, poverty, ignorance, greed, lust and fear? Ask Roy Zimmerman.
“Faulty Intelligence” is ninety minutes of Zimmerman’s hilarious original songs. The title has as artful ambiguity but there’s no mistaking Zimmerman’s point of view. His engaging melodies and wickedly inventive rhymes take the Bush administration to task not only for the “faulty intelligence” which led us to war in Iraq, but for the greater lapses which have inflamed the Culture and Class Wars.
There’s a love song to the sexiest man alive, "Dick Cheney" and a lesson in “Creation Science 101.” There’s an anthem to same-sex marriage, “Defenders of Marriage,” a metaphor for the "Patriot Act" that's hard to get off your shoe, and the bawk- along “Chickenhawk,” already a Zimmerman classic.

Performing at New York City's Symphony Space during the 2004 Republican Convention, he drew this review from the New York Times' Stephen Holden: "Roy Zimmerman lifted the evening with his song 'Chickenhawk,' ridiculing the military policies of Bush administration officials who didn't serve in the armed forces. Zimmerman's squawking and clucking conveyed his scorn with contagious irreverence."

The Los Angeles Times says, "Zimmerman displays a lacerating wit and keen awareness of society's foibles that bring to mind a latter-day Tom Lehrer."

Tom Lehrer himself says, "I congratulate Roy Zimmerman on reintroducing literacy to comedy songs. And the rhymes actually rhyme, they don't just 'rhyne.'"

Joni Mitchell says, "Roy's lyrics move beyond poetry and achieve perfection."   www.royzimmerman.com

Wednesday Oct 25 6:00PM  RED HEN AUTHORS
Kate Gale, host


Southern California comes to the west village. An evening highlighting Red Hen Press authors featuring: Leslie Heywood, Jeffrey Levine, Helene Cardona, Susan Thomas and Kim Burwick.
 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)
8:30PM  SOUL OF THE BLUES
Jon Sobel, host

Angelo M Mala Waldron

This month's Soul of the Blues features Angelo M., Mala Waldron. SOUL OF THE BLUES, NYC's premiere *inexpensive* live blues and soul music series, happens the fourth Wednesday of every month at Cornelia Street Cafe.

for more information on the artists, please visit:

Angelo M

Mala Waldron


 Cover $10   http://www.souloftheblues.com

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Thursday
Oct 26
6:00PM  RED HEADS
Page Delano Katt Lissard Ellen Geist
Our reds are left wingers, raven haired, and wonderful writers. The east is red, the west (village) is ready.
 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)
8:30PM  GNU VOX: MARIA NECKAM AND SUNNY KIM
David Devoe, curator

Maria Neckam, Voice;  Franz von Chossy, Piano;  Thomas Morgan, Bass;  Dan Weiss, Drums;  Sunny Kim , Vocals;  Jeremy Udden, Sax;  Dan Tepfer, Piano;  Chris Van Voorst Van Beest, Bass;  Mike Johnson, drums
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Maria Neckam can sound like Flora Purim to Franz von Chossy's Chick Corea, but she's working on many other levels, from Björk and Urszula Dudziak to Astrud Gilberto, Basia and any number of classically-trained vocalists. Her supple, reedy voice hits the notes clearly and has that wonderful quality of articulating syllables as notes rather than words, turning even standards into wordless vocals. Neckam, part of the Austrian-American Outreach Jazz Collective, writes impressively in English and her native tongue. Her album "Crossing and Blending" is an ambitious debut that ranges through the breadth of her stylistic tropes and suggests that she's going to be a special voice. (John Swenson, OFF BEAT Magazine)

Sunny Kim is a vocalist, pianist, composer, creator of multimedia shows, educator and improvisor. A native of South Korea, her vocal improvisation style and experiments with electronics gained her recognition in the recent years in the US as well as abroad. Since her arrival in the US in 1998, Kim's career has included work with Pheeroan akLaff, Ran Blake, Dave Fiuczynski, Michael Cain, Frank Carlberg, Carlos Alomar, Jason Hwang, Stomu Takeishi, and Min Xiao Fen to name a few. Kim received her BM at the University of Denver, and MM at the New England Conservatory, both in Jazz Studies, Voice Performance. Kim studied improvisation with Marguerite Juenemanne, Dominique Eade, Bob Moses, John McNeil, composition with Hankus Netsky and Michael Gandolfi, and wing chun with Sifu Stanley Jue. This evening her group will be performing the rarely heard "Futurities" cycle written by Steve Lacy.
 Cover $10   www.marianeckam.com www.sunnykim.net
Friday
Oct 27
6:00PM  PINK PONY POETRY
Jackie Sheeler, host


Jackie Sheeler's open mic poetry series. Arrive before 6 pm to sign up. Featured poet, fresh after her role in the Howl festival, Larissa Shmailo.
 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)
9:00PM & 10:30PM  TONY MALABY AND MYTHOS QUARTET
Tony Malaby, saxophone;  Ron Horton, trumpet, flugelhorn;  Mario Pavone, bass;  Mike Sarin, drums
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We continue our Tony Malaby Quartets Series on the fourth friday of the month, this time with the Mythos Quartet.

The Mythos Quartet is a lean outfit built for dancing fast and scrimmaging hard ........ new compositions that negoiate continually shifting tonal and textural centers ..

" the bassist's music is threaded with vamps and hard-driving bass lines, his groups stocked with all the most interesting new players,connecting free improvisation with tonal harmony and swinging structure......... his work has never been less than compelling ."
- Ben Ratliff , new york times
 Cover $10   www.tonymalaby.com www.ronhorton.net

Saturday
Oct 28
6:00PM  POETICALLY INCORRECT - THE AMERICAN-CARIBBEAN WRITERS
Johnny "Chance" Acevedo, host


The Human Experience

"Poetically Incorrect" who invites you to an evening of irreverence, language and soul.

open mic 6-6:45 ; features : Advocate of wordz, and Falu, 7 – 7:45 .

Paper, stages, mics and chastity belts, the Advocate of Wordz rips them all! This Bronx native's bold and diverse tongue has been touring Poetry and Hip-Hop venues in and out of the New York City area for 3 years, as well as hosting various poetry performance workshops all around New York City for the youth and adults. Wordz is a proud co-producer of the "21 Poetz Mixtape", and is currently in the process of finishing up projects with the "Whispered Words" poetry and music series, as well as his first 2 solo projects entitled "Advocate of Language" (spoken word CD) and "Advocate of Words" (book of self published poetry), both due out in '07

Wordz is the co-founder of "21 Poetz" and creator of "HipHopPoetry.com". He is also a member of "El Grito De Poetas" and "The Savants". Media credits include the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Orlando Sentinel, New Orleans Times-Picayune, the Baltimore Sun and more. PBS list HipHopPoetry[dot]com as a resource for educators.

Falu : Current member of the 2006 Nuyorican Slam Team. Ranked 7th in the nation;Poet, teacher and performer. It's so much bigger than hip hop!
 Cover $8 (includes one house drink)

9:00PM & 10:30PM  JEREMY STEIG QUARTET
Jeremy Steig, flute;  Vic Juris, guitar;  Cameron Brown, bass;  Anthony Pinciotti, drums
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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
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