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Photographs by Linda Zecchino

All art is for sale. Please inquire

Sunday
Oct 08
6:00PM  THE JEN & JIMMY SHOW!
Jen Lap & Jimmy Schatz, hosts

The Jen & Jimmy Show! image

Featured comics: Von Decarlo, Katie Haller, Steve Leventhal and Dan Lamorte.

8:00PM  ISRAELI JAZZ SPOTLIGHT: KADAWA
Or Bareket, host

Tal Yahalom, guitar;  Almog Sharvi, bass;  Ben Silashi, drums
Israeli Jazz Spotlight: Kadawa  image

In a world where daily life revolves around a screen and a finger, KADAWA gives their audience an ‘offline’ experience worth lifting their heads for. Drawing inspiration from jazz, rock, cinema and literature to create song-like instrumental compositions driven by mood, sound and improvisation, KADAWA’s music inhabits many different dimensions of a wide musical spectrum. The collective trio performs original compositions from their new debut album, alongside interpretations of pieces by David Bowie, Bjork and Ornette Coleman.

  www.kadawa.com

9:30PM  ISRAELI JAZZ SPOTLIGHT: DOR, ALBAGLI, MENARES TRIO
Alon Albagli, guitar;  Pablo Menares, bass;  Daniel Dor, drums
Israeli Jazz Spotlight: Dor, Albagli, Menares Trio image

'Daniel Dor, Alon Albagli and Pablo Menares meet for one special night, full of their favorite Jazz standards'

Monday
Oct 09
6:00PM  ALEXANDRIA QUARTERLY PRESENTS A NIGHT OF READINGS
Robert Overbey Janet Hamill Pal Shazar Tadzio Koelb
ALEXANDRIA QUARTERLY PRESENTS A NIGHT OF READINGS image

Celebrate our new book releases with readings by AQP contributors Robert Overbey, Janet Hamill, Pal Shazar and Tadzio Koelb.

  www.alexandriaquarterlymag.com

8:30PM  SIMON MULLIGAN AND GENE PERLA
Simon Mulligan, piano;  Gene Perla, bass
Simon Mulligan and Gene Perla image

British pianist Simon Mulligan is, according to the Times of London ‘the most abundantly gifted of pianists.’ Pulitzer prizewinning composer Paul Moravec calls him ‘a pianist with complete mastery of the instrument’, while Herbie Hancock says ‘You have a phenomenal touch, man!’ In addition to his extensive discography and vast repertoire, Mulligan’s solo work gains praise from critics and audiences alike, and his collaborations include performances and recordings with Yehudi Menuhin, Joshua Bell, Leonard Slatkin and Sting. He has performed all over the world, most notably at Carnegie Hall in New York, the Wigmore Hall and Royal Albert Hall in London, Suntory Hall in Tokyo, as well as private performances for Her Majesty the Queen and President Barack Obama. His keen interest in film composition led to a long association with composer Michael Kamen, culminating in his performance on the soundtrack to Spielberg’s Band of Brothers. He has led his own jazz quartet since he was thirteen, which has performed in major international festivals. His eclectic work has led to profiles in Downbeat, JazzTimes, BBC Music, Classic fM, and Gramophone magazines, among others. Simon is a recipient of the prestigious Fellowship of the Royal Academy of Music, and his teachers include Alexander Kelly, Murray Perahia, Alfred Brendel and Alexis Weissenberg.

Gene Perla was raised in New Jersey where he studied classical piano and trombone. After attending Berklee School of Music he moved to New York and began his musical career as a jazz bassist. He has performed and/or recorded with Chick Corea, Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Woody Herman, Elvin Jones, Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra, Chuck Mangione, Joni Mitchell, Buddy Rich, Sonny Rollins, Nina Simone, Frank Sinatra, Stone Alliance, Sarah Vaughan, Nancy Wilson, and others.

  www.SimonMulligan.com

Tuesday
Oct 10
6:00PM  NEW YORK STORY EXCHANGE
Michele Carlo, host

David Lawson Rhonda Hansome Sydnee Washington
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Hear Stories! Tell Stories!

The New York STORY Exchange continues its new format with a rotating host each month and three featured tellers, followed by a "5 for 5 Open STORY Exchange:" Up to five audience members can get five minutes each onstage to share stories, poems, spoken word or music! Sign up is from 5:45–6:10pm.

This month’s host: Michele Carlo—with music by DORIT! and featured tellers David Lawson, Rhonda Hansome and Sydnee Washington.

8:00PM  MARKO CHURNCHETZ "RUTHENIA" QUARTET
Marko Churnchetz, piano;  Tom Guarna, guitar;  Myles Sloniker, bass;  Rudy Royston, drums
MARKO CHURNCHETZ

Marko Churnchetz is one of Slovenia's most heralded contemporary musicians and renowned exports, currently living and working in New York City. He has performed or recorded with Bob Mintzer, Seamus Blake, Eric Alexander, Michael Phillip Mossman, Ron McClure, Marcus Gilmore, just to mention a few. His CD "Devotion"(Whirlwind Recordings, 2014) was selected among 20 best jazz recordings of 2014 by All About Jazz!

Churnchetz's New Quartet, featuring also Mike Moreno, Chris Jennings and Rudy Royston is a clear example of how many contemporary musicians are no longer concerned with genre boundaries.

"An international debut recording that sees an impressively fiery new pianist off to a flying start." 4 Stars, Jazzwise Magazine

  http://www.markocrncec.com/

9:30PM  IGOR LUMPERT HANZAPLAST TRIO
Igor Lumpert, tenor sax, accordion;  Masa Kamaguchi, bass;  Tom Rainey, drums
Igor Lumpert Hanzaplast trio image

Igor Lumpert is a slovenian saxophonist and composer, currently living and working in NYC. His name is one of the most well-known/frequently alluded to names in the countries of Tito’s Ex Yugoslavia, now home to a thriving jazz scene, unfortunately badly known in the rest of the world.

  www.igorlumpert.com

Wednesday Oct 11
12:30PM  CAFE PLAY
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Today at 12:30 p.m. (Lunch) and 3:00 p.m. (Tea)!

Do you like to listen in on other people’s conversations in cafes? This Is Not A Theatre Company’s Café Play offers guilt-free “eavesdropping” in the historical setting of the Cornelia Street Café with food and dance pairings. Curated conversations deal with life in New York City from the perspectives of ambassadors’ wives, waiters, women with body issues, a cockroach, a wine bottle, tea, and a woman whose daughter wants to dress as an Indian for Halloween. Breakfast performances (10:30am) include coffee and a breakfast pastry; lunch performances (12:30pm) include a light lunch (salad); afternoon tea performances (3:00pm) include tea and a pastry; late night performances (10:30pm) include a glass of Cornelia Street’s signature wine.

  www.artful.ly/store/events/13212

6:00PM  INTERCULTURAL POETRY
Andrey Gritsman, host

Christopher Bernard Carmen Firan Gloria Mindock
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Tonight Intercultural Poetry presents outstanding poets: Christopher Bernard, Carmen Firan, Gloria Mindock

Christopher Bernard, Writer / Editorial Consultant. Author of Chien Lunatique, Voyage to a Phantom City and others. Co-editor of Caveat Lector (www.caveat-lector.org)

Carmen Firan is a poet, journalist and fiction writer. She has published in her native Romania and in the US several books of poetry, novels, essays and short stories. www.carmenfiran.com

Gloria Mindock is a poet and the founding editor of Cervena Barva Press and one of the USA editors for Levure Litteraire (France). www.cervenabarvapress.com

8:01PM  MEINHART/ALTURA/LADIN/TATE/ARRUDA
Tobias Meinhart, tenor sax;  Charles Altura, guitar;  Eden Ladin, piano;  John Tate, bass;  Adam Arruda, drums
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Two years after releasing his highly acclaimed 2015 album, Natural Perception (ENJA Records), Tobias Meinhart returns with his ponderous and compelling sophomore release, Silent Dreamer.

This album is decidedly darker than his debut, both in tone and in subject matter, as Tobias makes use of a tonal palette more familiar to brooding alternative and popular music: lumbering straight 8th grooves, synthesizers, effects pedals, Rhodes and electric bass all coalesce underneath Tobias’s melodic modern jazz sensibility to form a single sound that is all at once engaging, grating and cathartic.

"Germany’s sax darling of the moment, he seems too young to have personally experienced 70s pre-fusion jazz but he doesn’t imbue his work with a sense of misty nostalgia either. You can easily pick out Carla Bley and Stanley Clarke influences but he leaves out the stuff that made those early 70s records have their precious moments to create a sound and vibe that just keeps driving. A real feast for the ears, Meinhart is a cat that doesn’t want to have a day job and we hope he never has to have one as well. Solid playing for those that really need to feed their heads and still think music matters."--MIDWEST RECORD, CHRIS SPECTOR

  www.tobiasmeinhart.com

Thursday
Oct 12
6:00PM  “WIND AND TREASON”: WRITING IN A TIME OF CRISIS
Ruth Danon Stephen Massimilla
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“The wind and treason are partners, turning secrets over to the military police.” So writes the late John Ashbery in his great poem, The Skaters. The line is eerily prescient of our present moment, rife with hurricanes, Russian spies, and the implicit threat of tyranny.

Taking a cue from Ashbery’s line, Ruth Danon and Stephen Massimilla, poets from The Urban Range Poets Collective, will, on October 12th, 2017, take measure of the winds of our current moment, with particular attention to the way they impact experiences in ordinary human life. This is poetry that attempts to read and interpret signals; these are poets creating work to guide them and us through this ominous time.

  www.ruthdanon.com www.stephenmassimilla.com

8:01PM  JAZZ SAMARITAN ALLIANCE
Nadje Noordhuis, trumpet;  Kris Allen, alto sax;  Chris Dingman, vibraphone;  Noah Baerman, piano;  Ike Sturm, bass
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The Jazz Samaritan Alliance is a collective founded by Chris Dingman, Kris Allen, and Noah Baerman along with saxophonist Jimmy Greene and drummer Johnathan Blake. These established composer/educator/performers came together with the purpose of creating and presenting socially conscious original jazz. This performance will feature brand new compositions by the members of the band addressing the topic of domestic violence, in support of Interval House (http://intervalhousect.org/), an organization in Hartford, CT devoted to preventing and stopping family and intimate partner abuse.

“More than just a fine ensemble, The Jazz Samaritan Alliance is a genuine artists' collective, a co-op of established composer/educator/performers and close friends who create socially conscious, original music.”

  http://resonantmotion.org/artists/jazz-samaritan-alliance/ http://intervalhousect.org

Friday
Oct 13
10:30AM  CAFE PLAY
Cafe Play image

Do you like to listen in on other people’s conversations in cafes? This Is Not A Theatre Company’s Café Play offers guilt-free “eavesdropping” in the historical setting of the Cornelia Street Café with food and dance pairings. Curated conversations deal with life in New York City from the perspectives of ambassadors’ wives, waiters, women with body issues, a cockroach, a wine bottle, tea, and a woman whose daughter wants to dress as an Indian for Halloween. Breakfast performances (10:30am) include coffee and a breakfast pastry; lunch performances (12:30pm) include a light lunch (salad); afternoon tea performances (3:00pm) include tea and a pastry; late night performances (10:30pm) include a glass of Cornelia Street’s signature wine.

Today at 10:30 a.m.!

  www.artful.ly/store/events/13212

6:00PM  4 HORSEMEN OPEN MIC POETRY
Bob Quatrone, host

Robert Gibbons Mindy Matijasevic George Wallace Ron Kolm, Eve Packer Evie Ivy, Hillary Keel Ronnie Norpel Demetrius Daniel Francine Witte, Linda Lerner Bob Heman David Elsasser
4 Horsemen Open Mic Poetry image

4 Horsemen is an ongoing experimental open poetry group, hosted by bob quatrone, now in its twelfth year at cornelia - all readers welcome - founded shortly after 9-11.

8:35PM  PAUL JONES SEXTET, CD RELEASE: CLEAN
Paul Jones, tenor sax, comp.;  Alex LoRe, alto sax;  Matt Davis, guitar;  Sullivan Fortner, piano;  Desmond White, bass;  Jake Robinson, drums
Paul Jones Sextet, CD Release: Clean image

Album Release show! Paul Jones' second album Clean is out. The music for this album was created while attending the Musicians in Residence program at the Banff Creative Arts Centre in Alberta, Canada. Drawing on such influences as Philip Glass, Steve Reich, Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp a Butterfly, and continuing his process of turning words into sound, Paul Jones presents an evening of original music set in the Jazz idiom.

4.5 Stars Dan Bilawsky at AllAboutJazz: "an intellectually curious seeker, eager and willing to walk a different path."

"Humanity carries ambition forward, and Paul Jones brings an extraordinary human quality to bear in this most enterprising work."

Downbeat editor's pick September 2017: "...the gently hypnotic musical lines that are repeated throughout his compositions are balanced with straightahead jazz instincts and riveting, extroverted improvisations—a highly original combination that soothes and excites at the same time.... Clean is an inspired work of art with an organic flow that belies its heady origins." -Ed Enright

Saturday
Oct 14
6:00PM  GREEK AMERICAN WRITERS ASSOCIATION
Penelope Karageorge, host

Dean Kostos Demetria Daniels
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Celebrating the return of witchcraft and mirth, the Greek-American Writers Assn. invites you to a program of poetry and revelation!

Poet DEAN KOSTOS will introduce his new book, Pierced by Night-Colored Threads from Madhat Press. This is Dean's eighth poetry collection.

DEMETRIA DANIELS, author of Confessions of a Buxom Blond, will give the inside scoop on her encounters with celebrities.

PENELOPE KARAGEORGE will present poetry from The Neon Suitcase and Red Lipstick and the Wine-Dark Sea.

8:35PM  GILAD HEKSELMAN & PETER BERNSTEIN DUO
Gilad Hekselman, guitar;  Peter Bernstein, guitar;  Colin Stranahan, drums
Gilad Hekselman & Peter Bernstein Duo image

  www.giladhekselman.com

Sunday
Oct 15
6:00PM  FLUTE & GUITAR MUSIC
Kenji Haba, guitar;  Melanie Chirignan, flute
FLUTE & GUITAR MUSIC image

Classical guitarist, Kenji Haba together with a lyrical flutist, Melanie Chirignan, presents flute & guitar music by Astor Piazzolla, Osvaldo Golijov, Toru Takemitsu, and more. Program also includes “Chance Monsoon” for solo guitar, by Dai Fujikura.

  www.kenjihaba.com www.melaniechirignan.org

8:01PM  NEW BRAZILIAN PERSPECTIVES: FLAVIO SILVA QUARTET FEATURING SEAMUS BLAKE
Billy Newman, host

Flavio Silva, guitar, comp.;  Seamus Blake, tenor sax;  Alex Apolo Ayala, bass;  Kush Abadey, drums

Flávio Silva is a musician who is part of a new generation of Brazilian composers and instrumentalists that have been breaking through the musical scene in different places, such as Brazil, The Netherlands and most recently, New York. Having shared the stage with names like Victor Wooten, Munir Hossn, Ettiene Mbappe, Arismar do Espirito Santo, Kendrick Scott, among others, Flavio brings a fusion of Brazilian and African Rhythms to jazz with his music, with strong grooves and beautiful melodies.

New Brazilian Perspectives: Flavio Silva Quartet featuring Seamus Blake image
Drum kit donated by
CANOPUS DRUMS, Japan

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