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Photographs by VICTORIA LEVY

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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
Gnu Vox: Maria Neckam and Sunny Kim image
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
TONY MALABY and <b> Mythos Quartet</b> image
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
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
Sunday
Oct 29
6:00PM  GHOST OF A CHANCE, A POETRY ANTHOLOGY
Gloria Vando & Phil Miller, hosts


Pre-Halloween parade we have our annual celebration of poets & poems, witches, graveyards, tall black hats, cats, ghosts, all things other worldly, frightening and fun.

Featured readers will include among others: • Joel Allegretti • Patricia Brody • Nicholas Johnson • Linda Lerner • Timothy Liu • Phil Miller • Rochelle Ratner • Willa Schneberg • Anita Velez-Mitchell • Gloria Vando * Sallly Bliumis-Dunn.
 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)

8:30PM  BR TRIO + ONE
Hélio Alves, piano;  Paulo Paulelli, bass;  Rogerio Boccato, drums;  special guest: Rodrigo Ursaia, saxophone
BR TRIO + One image
An exciting and unique piano trio that combines the openness of modern jazz withBrazilian music, the BR Trio is a breath of fresh air in the world of contemporary music.Working within the traditional instrumentation of the classic jazz piano trio, the BR trio draws on their extensive knowledge of the Brazilian repertoire playing and reinventingstandards by composers like A.C. Jobim, João Donato, Johnny Alf and interpreting newermusic by the next generation of Brazilian composers such as Djavan, Ivan Lins, Rosa Passos and Guinga. This music, however, is presented with an openness and focus onimprovisation and group interaction not often heard in this idiom. It all starts with theamazing chemistry of these gifted musicians.

The BR Trio is Helio Alves on piano, Paulo Paulelli, on bass, and Rogerio Boccato on drums. Three Brazilian musicians who had always been involved with the music ofdifferent artists, are now following their own track, an improvisational adventure, searching for new sounds within the Brazilian musical universe.   www.rogerioboccato.com

Monday
Oct 30
6:00PM  WRITERS READ
Gene Albertelli & Teresa Giordano, hosts

Myriam Chapman Joel Hinman Mary Lyon Deb McAlister

 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)
8:30PM  COMPOSER COLLABORATIVE BENEFIT

Tuesday
Oct 31
8:30PM  DOUBLE CD RELEASE PARTY: CHRIS BAKER QUARTET
Chris Baker, alto saxophone;  Toru Dodo, piano;  Matt Clohesey, bass;  Henry Cole, drums
DOUBLE CD RELEASE PARTY: Chris Baker Quartet image
We celebrate Halloween with a double CD Release Party!

“I love this alto player, Chris Baker! Where did he come from? …he’s melodic and really musical, but modern at the same time.” Kenny Werner

Greatbend Records is proud to present two of their finest releases to date; Charles Evans/Peter Evans and the Language Of's "No Relation," and Chris Baker's "Everything Is a Blues." The Evans Brother's (no relation) latest CD showcases their concept of sharing the compositional role and exploiting the possiblities of unrelated, inconsistent material. They accomplish this through the use of free-jazz and new complexity supplied by Peter and micro-tonal bebop and tradition from Charles. Altoist Chris Baker combines the basic characteristics of the blues with fresh melodies and modern forms of improvisation. His group approaches traditional settings with modern conversation and dialogue.
 Cover $8

10:00PM  DOUBLE CD RELEASE PARTY:
CHARLES EVANS/PETER EVANS AND THE LANGUAGE OF

Charles Evans, baritone saxophone;  Peter Evans, trumpet;  Moppa Elliot, bass;  Ronen Itzik, drums
DOUBLE CD RELEASE PARTY: <br>Charles Evans/Peter Evans and The Language Of image
"(On Charles Evans)...like Pepper Adams on acid..to adequately describe him one would have to invent some new adjectives. This young man is onto something and he means to get to the bottom of it." - Larry Hollis, Cadence Magazine

""Really enjoyed your record man - Great trumpet player and rhythm section - you are BURNING!!" ~ David Liebman
 Cover $8   www.charlesevansmusic.com

Wednesday Nov 01 6:00PM  RICHARD HOEHLER: FOR REAL

WITH HUMOR AND EMPATHY award winning monologuist, Richard Hoehler, pares down material from his two hit Off Broadway solo shows and takes his audience on an emotional roller coaster ride––qualifying at an AA meeting, auditioning for a Shakespeare play, spearheading a family crisis, welcoming an impending snowstorm and paying his respects to a secret crush. At turns uproariously funny and deeply moving, “This is deceptively simple theatre of the highest order.” (OOBR)

Directed by Leigh Strimbeck.
 Cover $12 (includes one house drink)

8:30PM  BRAZILIAN: DENDÊ
Dende, percussion and lead vocals;  Adriano Santos, drumset;  Kahil Ferraris, guitar;  Ze Luis, flutes;  Marivaldo dos Santos, percussion
BrAZILIAN: DENDÊ image
Samba de Três is a band of stellar musicians who perform the various sambas from all over Brazil with percussion, voice, guitar and cavaquinho. Lead by Dendê, a master percussionist from Salvador da Bahia and former member of Timbalada, the group performs rhythms like samba do côco from Pernambuco, samba de caboclo from the Afro-Brazilian religion of candomblé, samba de roda of Salvador da Bahia and samba de enredo from Rio de Janeiro occasionally mixing them together for some unexpected combinations! When Samba de Três plays, you have no choice but to dance!
 Cover $8   www.mamadele.com
Thursday
Nov 02
6:00PM  ARTISTS’ SALON
Robin Hirsch, host


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. All are welcome.
8:30PM  THE JAMIE BAUM SEPTET
Jamie Baum, flute, alto flute;  Shane Ensley, trumpet;  Doug Yates, alto sax, bass clarinet;  Vincent Chancey, french horn;  Luis Perdomo, piano;  Johannes Weidenmüller, bass;  Jeff Hirshfield, drums
The Jamie Baum Septet image
With this band, together since'99, Baum explores the connection between improvised music and composition and draws from several influences to create a very personal and refreshing canvas for this unique instrumentation. An extremely talented group, this Septet boasts a cast of in-demand New York players who, leaders in their own right, offer very individual sounds to create an exciting and varied palette.

"...As good as these compositions are, it's the combination of composition and improvising that makes this album so fulfilling. Baum herself is a terrific jazz musician, with impressive control, dynamics, ideas, and swing. With Moving Forward, Standing Still, Jamie Baum has made a serious and possibly significant contribution to jazz."
---(New York) ALL ABOUT JAZZ

“I recall a couple of fine previous CDs (on GM & Konnex) from this fine flutist and composer, but that didn't prepare me for this fabulous gem. Ms. Baum is an extraordinary composer (and) a sensational flutist, taking a number of superb solos throughout this release. This is an immensely engaging work on many levels, I hope I get a chance to hear this septet playing live.”
--- Downtown Music Gallery review (NYC)
 Cover $10   www.jamiebaum.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