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ART ON THE WALLS

Friday
Oct 05
6:00PM  SON OF PONY
Kat Georges, host

Maria Gregorio, Featured Poet;  Sahar Muradi, Guest Poet
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Open mic, arrive early to sign up.

$ 8 includes a drink

9:00PM & 10:30PM  MICHAEL BATES QUARTET
Donny McCaslin, saxophone;  Ben Monder, guitar;  Michael Bates, bass;  Clarence Penn, drums
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Double bassist Michael Bates is a composer thriving in many musical worlds. With an eye to the future, his music draws from jazz, classical, world music, rock and blends them into a lyrical, visceral and cinematic style. For over a decade he has been performing cutting edge music and “simply put, Bates has the ability to make a huge impact on the existing state of modern jazz”– (Glenn Astarita, Downbeat, Ejazz news)

$10 cover plus $10 minimum

Saturday
Oct 06
6:00PM  THE LIAR SHOW
Andy Christie, host

Isaac Butler Leslie Goshko Corey Pandolph Dana Rossi
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Seek Truth. Get a T-Shirt.

4 Storytellers, 3 True Stories, 1 Pack of Lies. Uncover the liar and win a prize worth its weight in fool's gold.

This month, The Liar Show welcomes Isaac Butler (Barack Obama's Arts Policy Committee), Leslie Goshko (Huffington Post), Corey Pandolph (New Yorker Magazine cartoonist), and Dana Rossi (The Soundtrack Series)

Hosted by Andy Christie (WNYC'S The Moth's Radio Hour)

$15.00 includes a drink

  www.theliarshow.com

9:00PM & 10:30PM  BOBBY AVEY GROUP
Bobby Avey, piano;  Shane Endsley, trumpet;  Thomson Kneeland, bass;  Dan Weiss, drums
Bobby Avey Group image Jonno Rattman
Praised by the New Yorker magazine as, “A young pianist of invention and refinement,” Bobby Avey has established himself as an emerging star in the jazz community.

$10 cover plus $10 minimum

  bobbyavey.com

Sunday
Oct 07
6:00PM  SERIAL UNDERGROUND: NEW YORK'S PREMIERE NEW MUSIC VARIETY SHOW
Demetrius Spaneas, curator and host

Molly Thompson, voice;  Kamala Sankaram, voice;  James Moore, ukulele, guitar;  Joshua Lopes, bass, guitar;  Eric Km Clark, violin;  Jennifer Stock, piano
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Shadow of Corinth, a video song cycle with music by Molly Thompson; video by Anney Bonney; lyrics by Sara Wintz; conducted by Christopher Anderson-Bazzoli

Jennifer Stock's Shivelights, a cycle of piano miniatures with found sounds, live processing, and video with Jennifer Stock (piano)

$20 music charge at the door, includes $10 food/drink credit

  www.mollythompsonmusic.com

8:30PM  NEW BRAZILIAN PERSPECTIVES: NOVOSEL-BOUKAS DUO
Billy Newman, host

Filip Novosel, tambura;  Richard Boukas, guitar, voice
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The NOVOSEL-BOUKAS DUO performs an organic blend of Brazilian, Balkan, jazz, gypsy and classical styles– achieving new musical forms that defy traditional categories. Born in Slavonski-Brod, Croatia, FILIP NOVOSEL is an acclaimed virtuoso on the tambura, the country's most important instrumental tradition. His flowing improvisations, impeccable technique and ability to synthesize diverse musical influences uniquely positions him to bring tambura into deserved international prominence. RICHARD BOUKAS has been a heralded guitarist, vocalist, composer and educator for over three decades, and a dedicated exponent and advocate for Brazilian music. Named "Best Brazilian Jazz Guitarist in the U.S." by GuitarOne Magazine, he has led and recorded with numerous ensembles including Quarteto Moderno, Amazona and a duo with acclaimed Brazilian pianist Jovino Santos Neto (formerly of Hermeto Pascoal Group). A prolific composer of Brazilian-influenced jazz, chamber music and solo guitar works, he is on faculty at New School Jazz and Contemporary Music Program in NYC.

$10 cover plus $10 minimum

Monday
Oct 08
6:00PM  MONOLOGUES & MADNESS
Tulis McCall, host

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Original Monologues. No slamming, no judges, just great material, excellent actors and YOU. Come See These Amazing Daredevils Perform Without a Net!!!

$10 includes a drink ( my god what a bargain! )   www.monologuesandmadness.com

8:30PM  CLASSICAL AT THE CORNELIA: CHARLIE RAUH AND CONCETTA ABBATE
Charlie Rauh, guitar;  Concetta Abbate, violin
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This is music for folks who like things a little different--exploratory and sometimes rather free but expressing also a structural knack that melds the two personalities into a compositional-improvisational singularity." - Gregory Applegate Edwards (Author of "Gapplegate Guitar and Bass Blog")

$10.00 cover plus $10.00 minimum

Tuesday
Oct 09
6:00PM  CITY STORIES: STOOPS TO NUTS
Thomas Pryor, host

Tricia Alexandro Crystal Durant Robin Eisgrau Jenny Rubin David Terhune
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The neighborhood’s awake and talented storytellers & musicians are ready to paint characters and scenes for you.

Tricia Alexandro is a native New Yorker. She studied acting at Playhouse West (LA), took the LAByrinth Theatre Company’s Master Class and studied with Seth Barrish at The Barrow Group. The one act play Tricia wrote called Save the World, was recently chosen for FAB Theatre Companyʼs Reading Series. Tricia can be seen in a new play written by Arlene Hutton called According to the Chorus, on June 29th and 30th at The Barrow Group Theatre, and she performs her own monologues regularly at Cornelia St Cafeʼs monthly “Monologues and Madness”. Sheʼs very grateful to Tommy for the opportunity to share her stories.

Crystal Durant is a singer with Loser's Lounge, LALM concert series, Exploding Note, and a regular at The Rockwood Music Hall. When she's not singing, she's a kick-ass DJ, Art Educator, Pop Culture Demolition Specialist, and photographer of the absurd and interesting. Follow her on Instagram at DJCrystalClear, or find her on Facebook. She's a GREAT friend!"

Robin Eisgrau is a writer and performer whose writing has been published in Paper, Time Out New York, Seventeen, The Village Voice, The New York Post, Sky Magazine UK and other publications. Her one-woman show, A Place to Live, was staged at the Bowery Poetry Club. She studied acting at the Deena Levy Theater Studio and also sings, writes songs and plays guitar.

Jenny Rubin has hosted and produced comedy shows since 2003. She has appeared on ABC, WE TV, LOGO, and IFC. You may also recognize her from the YouTube hit, Shit Native New Yorkers Say". She is currently hosting her own storytelling show, Here's The Story.

David Terhune is a songwriter, bandleader and writer of opinion pieces who lives in Brooklyn, New York. He is the founder of The Kustard Kings, who became the house band for the popular Loser's Lounge shows in New York City starting in 1993 and continuing today at Joe's Pub, The Public Theater. David is a frequently published writer of letters-to-the-editor, having over 150 letters printed since 2006.

Thomas Pryor’s work was published in The New York Times, Mr. Beller’s Neighborhood, A Prairie Home Companion and other periodicals. His blog, “Yorkville: Stoops to Nuts,” is listed in The New York Times. Thomas appeared on public radio’s “This American Life,” and was featured on TV Ch 13’s “Baseball: A New York Love Story.” His first book of photographs, River-to-River: New York Scenes from a Bicycle, was published by YBK in August 2012 (available at amazon.com).

$8.00 includes a drink

  www.yorkvillestoopstonuts.blogspot.com/

8:30PM  VOXIFY: HIROMI SUDA
Nicky Schrire, host

Hiromi Suda, vocals;  Helio Alves, piano;  Tatsuya Sakurai, guitar;  Anne Drummond, flute;  Yasushi Nakamura, bass;  Keita Ogawa, drums, percussion
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Vocalist-Composer HIROMI SUDA celebrates the U.S. Release of Her New CD, SOU: A Collection of Brazilian Songs. Produced by Suda and Brazilian jazz guitarist Romero Lubambo, the recording is a collection of Brazilian songs (Samba, MPB and choro) by notable Brazilian composers, such as João Bosco, Milton Nascimento, Hermeto Pascoal,Pixinguinha, Antonio Carlos Jobim and Djavan, and three original compositions by Suda. Lubambo is featured on Sou (guitar and cavaquinho), along with pianist Julian Shore, flutist Anne Drummond, bassist Yasushi Nakamura and drummer/percussionist Keita Ogawa. All of the musicians on the recording (except Lubambo and Shore) will be joining Suda on this date. Sitting in for Lubambo on the performance will be Tatsuya Sakurai and for Shore, pianist Helio Alves.

A Berklee School of Music alumni, Hiromi Suda developed a keen interest in Brazilian music while studying there. During the summer of 2007, she spent 3 months in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, honing her skills in Brazilian music styles and instruments. Her experience in Brazil was highly rewarding, not only musically, but it gave a historical and cultural context to her passion for the music. Suda attended a choro school, Escola Portatil de Musica, studying the pandeiro (hand frame drum) with pandeiro players Jorginho Silva and Celsinho Silva, and MPB vocal style with singer-songwriter Suely Mesquita. Hiromi Suda combines the classical qualities of intricate phrasing and attention to emphasis and timing, with a melodic and harmonic complexity that reminds of bossa nova. Suda lives and works in New York City.

$10.00 cover plus $10.00 minimum

  www.hiromisuda.com

10:00PM  VOXIFY: KAVITA SHAH
Nicky Schrire, host

Kavita Shah, vocals;  Glenn Zaleski, piano;  Sam Anning, bass;  Guilhem Flouzat , drums;  Yacouba Sissoko, kora;  Stephen Cellucci, tabla;  Michael Valeanu, guitar
VOXIFY: Kavita Shah image

Kavita Shah, winner of the 2012 Downbeat Student Music award for Best Graduate Jazz Vocalist, is a singer, composer, and arranger based in New York. Fluent in Spanish, Portuguese, and French, she authentically incorporates elements of Cuban, Brazilian, Malian, and Indian music into her jazz-based repertoire. She leads her own quintet as well as the “3rd World Orquestra,” a 13-piece ensemble featuring a jazz rhythm section, strings, voices, kora, and tabla. In addition to her solo projects, she regularly works with contemporary composers as a member of the Steve Newcomb Orchestra and tabla virtuoso Samir Chatterjee's “Rabi Thakur.”

Ms. Shah received her Master's in Jazz Voice from Manhattan School of Music, where she studied with Theo Bleckmann, Peter Eldridge, Steve Wilson, and Jim McNeely. She holds a B.A. in Latin American Studies from Harvard, where she conducted award-winning research on contemporary Afro-Brazilian music. She plans to record her debut album in late 2012.

"Kavita is a musician's singer. She thinks like an instrumentalist, always taking risks and searching for new levels of understanding. Her music defies categorization; she has a truly unique vision shaped by her influences from NY to Brazil to India and beyond."​- Steve Wilson, jazz saxophonist

Kavita Shah is a "masterful singer with a deep, personal connection to the music." - Sheila Jordan

$10.00 cover plus $10.00 minimum

  www.kavitashahmusic.com

Wednesday Oct 10 6:00PM  INTERCULTURAL POETRY
Hosted by Andrey Gritsman

David Lehman, Founder and Editor of Best American Poetry;  Lynn McGee, author of Bonanza;  Phil Freed, Editor of Manhattan Review
Our large-hearted host provides us with three well-known poets. $ 8 includes a drink   http://www.andreygritsman.com
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8:30PM  STEVE NORTHEAST
Steve Northeast, guitar, voice;  Alejandro Haaker, bass;  Carlos Aguilar, drums
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Like the troubadours of old, Steve Northeast has travelled the world singing songs of a life that tells of honest tales. Honing his craft and pursuing musical stardom in NYC venues, he first gained prominence with the release of his debut album Inside, an album filled with songs of despair and the hope that he saw everywhere trying to break through. Recently, Northeast and company have again brought his original voice and sound to the masses with their anticipated follow-up Another Day, a 10-track dynamo of “raw and powerful” songs that serve as testament to the band’s evolutionary path to songwriting and their sheer musicality. Check out his debut album Inside and his recently released album Another Day and be sure to catch him live for an intimate version of his music at Cornelia Street Cafe.

$10 cover plus $10 minimum

  www.stevenortheast.com

Thursday
Oct 11
6:00PM  FRENCH NIGHTS
Emmanuelle Ertel, Isabelle Milkoff, hosts

Fabienne Jacob Astrid Eliard
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The best of contemporary French writing in a bilingual edition.

Tonight, featuring the work of Fabienne Jacob, Astrid Eliard, and Isabelle Milkoff

$ 8 includes a drink

8:30PM  DAN WEISS & ARI HOENIG DUO
Dan Weiss, drums;  Ari Hoenig, drums
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Dan Weiss And Ari Hoenig are two drummers who are pushing the boundaries of the conventional jazz drumset. For their duo , Hoenig and Weiss explore melody, harmony, timbre, and rhythm in a non conventional way. They have been playing in this configuration for four years and are about to release a record this upcoming fall.

$10 Cover plus $10 minimum

  www.danweiss.net www.arihoenig.com

Friday
Oct 12
6:00PM  INTIMATE GEOGRAPHY: A BOOK LAUNCH WITH POETRY AND MUSIC
Ellen Foos, host

Ishmael von Heidrick Barnes, poet;  Sam Hamod, poet;  and Tender Art, musical duo
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Join us for the East Coast launch of San Diego poet Ishmael von Heidrick-Barnes’ collection of poems, Intimate Geography. To help Ragged Sky Press celebrate, we have invited fellow poet Sam Hamod and the duo Tender Art to perform.

Ishmael von Heidrick-Barnes holds degrees in Religion and Theology as well as Surgical Technology. Ish has co-edited the Magee Park Poets anthology and has worked as a visual artist.

Sam Hamod writes about his country of origin, Lebanon, as well as the Middle East in general. Nominated for the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, he has published ten books and has appeared in more than 200 anthologies of literature worldwide.

Tender Art is a duo consisting of European opera singer Andrea Hörkens and her partner Thomas Roderburg, who accompanies her on guitar. They were inspired by Heidrick-Barnes’ lyrics, and the result was the duo’s first CD, Illumination.

$8.00 includes drink

9:00PM & 10:30PM  JEFF DAVIS TRIO, CD RELEASE CONCERT
Russ Lossing, piano;  Eivand Opsvik, bass;  Jeff Davis, drums, compositions
Drummer/composer Jeff Davis is celebrating the release of his new album, LEAF HOUSE, on Fresh Sound/New Talent Records. Davis is known as the “propulsive force behind a host New York mainstays” (Mathew Miller - All About Jazz) and tonight he brings together improvising greats Russ Lossing and Eivind Opsvik in this powerful trio. The group weaves through Davis’s compositions with a hypnotic ease, creating moods that are at times peaceful and other times explosive.

“We Sleep Outside is the restlessly episodic debut by Jeff Davis, a drummer of broad experience in left-of-center jazz circles.” --Nate Chinen (New York Times)

$10 cover plus $10 minimum

  http://www.jeffdavisdrums.com

JEFF DAVIS TRIO, CD Release Concert image Peter Gannushkin
Drum kit donated by
CANOPUS DRUMS, Japan

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