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ART ON THE WALLS

Paintings by MARY GROSSMAN

All art is for sale. Please inquire

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

Friday
Nov 03
6:00PM  PINK PONY POETRY
Jackie Sheeler, host


Jackie Sheeler's open mic poetry series. Arrive before 6 pm to sign up. Christine Goodman will be featured.
 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)
9:00PM & 10:30PM  EIVIND OPSVIK'S OVERSEAS
Tom Rainey, drums;  Jacob Sacks, piano;  Tony Malaby, tenor saxophone;  Eivind Opsvik, bass
Eivind Opsvik's  OVERSEAS image
"The Norwegian bassist Eivind Opsvik plumbs a strikingly modern (and yes, vaguely Nordic) brand of fusion"
New York Times

"Overseas shows what happens when a musician puts the whole range of his imagination into play”
Downbeat

“Adventurous and stylistically free-ranging, their music is densely-packed with ideas and hard to categorize”
The Wire
 Cover $10   www.eivindopsvik.com

Saturday
Nov 04
6:00PM  NORA MCCARTHY
Nora McCarthy, host

Nora McCarthy, voice;  John di Martino, piano;  Dred Scott, solo piano;  Chavisa Woods, poet
A Musical Tribute to Jeanne Lee. Also included a 15 minute spoken word performance by poet Chavisa Woods called "Take Me With You".
 Cover $15 (includes one house drink)
9:00PM & 10:30PM  BECCA STEVENS AND AMANDA BAISINGER
David Devoe, curator

Becca Stevens, Vocals, Guitar;  Colin Killalea, Guitar, Saxophones, Vocals;  Liam Robinson, Accordian, Piano, Melodica, Vocals;  Chris Tordini, Bass. Vocals;  Tommy Crane, Drums, Vocals;  Amanda Baisinger, Vocals;  Keith Ganz, Guitar;  Kyle Sanna, Guitar;  Peter Slavov, Bass;  Jordan Perlson, Drums
Becca Stevens and Amanda Baisinger image
Becca Stevens was born into a musical family in North Carolina and was on stage by the age of two. When she was ten she starred in a year-long national tour of "The Secret Garden". Becca attended high school at the N.C. School of the Arts as a classical guitar major, and is currently studying vocal jazz and composition at The New School in Manhattan. Outside school, Becca writes and arranges music for her band which performs in New York. Aside from her own band, Becca is the regular singer with Travis Sullivan's Bjorkestra and she performs with other musicians in the city such as Frank LoCrasto, Tommy Crane, & Jeremy Pelt. Since moving to NYC, Becca has appeared with Greg Osby at the Village Vanguard, Ben Street and Chris Cheek at Small's, and Mark Turner, Rory Stuart, Dafnis Prieto, Robert Glasper, Matt Penman and John Ellis at The New School Performance Space. She has recently recorded with Jeremy Pelt, Frank Locrasto (both for Max Jazz) Bill Stevens and the "Solos Unit" in North Carolina, and composer Don Rooke on a soundtrack for a movie that doesn't exist. Becca will be recording soon with Oteil Burbridge (bassist from Oteil and the Peacemakers and the Allman Brothers).

Amanda Baisinger has cultivated a distinct style that is based in jazz, folk and pop. She has collaborated with people such as the formidable pianist, producer and arranger Vadim Neselovskyi, who is currently the pianist for Grammy Award winning Vibraphonist Gary Burton. Since graduating from Berklee College of Music, Amanda has been performing and teaching music in New England and New York. Most recently she has recorded an album of original music with an all-star cast of young emerging jazz musicians in New York. This concert will feature music from her new recording as well as other material.


 Cover $10   www.beccastevens.com www.amandabaisinger.com
Sunday
Nov 05
6:00PM  ENTERTAINING SCIENCE -- NAMING NATURE
Roald Hoffmann


NAMING NATURE

What's in a name? Robbin Moran, a taxonomist from the New York Botanical Garden, will tell us about the quirky Swedish botanist Carolus Linnaeus (1707-78), founder of modern taxonomy, and his influence on the scientific practice of naming the living world.

Does Linnaeus's creationist method of classification work in a Darwinian world? And will it survive molecular biology? David Wolfe, an ecologist at Cornell, takes up that side of the story -- how Carl Woese established that in a tree of life based on genetic information (as opposed to what things look like), the entire animal and plant "kingdoms" are just tiny twigs, and that most of our planet's genetic diversity and evolutionary history lie within the microbial domains. So is it Woese vs. Linnaeus, molecular vs. classical biology?

Anders Nilsson, an exciting Swedish jazz guitarist, will let us experience evolution in another way on his 11-string instrument - we'll hear how a Swedish folk melody changes over a few hundred years.
 Cover $10

8:30PM  MOSTLY OTHER PEOPLE DO THE KILLING/THE QUARTET OF HAPPINESS
Mostly Other People...
Peter Evans
, trumpet; 
Jon Irabagon, saxophone;  Moppa Elliot, bass;  Kevin Shea, drums; 

The Quartet of Happiness
Kelly Roberge, RIck Parker
, saxophones; 
Kendall Eddy, bass;  Austin McMahon, drums

 Mostly Other People Do the Killing/The quartet of happiness image
MOPDTK is a recent group formed in NYC. In this ensemble, I attempt to write compositions that reflect the strange relationship I feel to jazz history. On the one hand, I grew up listening to and still love traditional jazz, but on the other, I am deeply disturbed and disgusted with its current state of turpitude. This music, instead of attempting to reconcile these two simultaneous opinions, pits them against each other creating music that both blatantly mocks and reveres the jazz tradition. Perhaps Dada-Jazz?

The Quartet of Happiness

"A theatrical jazz experience"

  www.moppaelliott.com www.quartetofhappiness.com

Drum kit donated by
CANOPUS DRUMS, Japan

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