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ART ON THE WALLS

Sunday
Dec 19
6:00PM  THE POETRY OF EMILY DICKINSON
Paul Hecht, presenter

Barbara Dana, actor;  Amelia Campbell, actor;  Simon Mulligan, pianist/composer;  Jacqueline Horner Kwiatek, mezzo-soprano
Barbara Dana has had an enduring interest in Emily Dickinson. An author as well as an actor, she spent the last ten years working on two books about the poet, a novel for young adults A Voice of Her Own: Becoming Emily Dickinson and Wider than the Sky: Essays and Meditations on the Healing Power of Emily Dickinson of which she is co-editor. She is currently playing Emily Dickinson in William Luce’s The Belle of Amherst throughout the US and Canada.

Jacqueline Horner-Kwiatek is a member of the world famous vocal quartet Anonymous 4, performing all over the world and recording many award winning CDs, including the Billboard chart-topping American Angels. She also has a reputation as a versatile and accomplished soloist,performing music from Bach to Babbitt. Recent solo work has included appearances with The Washington Bach Consort DC, the Bach Sinfonia DC, Carmel Bach Festival, The Folger Consort, Parthenia, and the premiere of new opera and concert works with Albany Symphony Orchestra´s contemporary music group Dogs of Desire. Jacqueline has also appeared as a soloist in the world premieres of Richard Einhorn’s new oratorio about Charles Darwin, The Origin, at SUNYOswego, and The Loathly Lady, a comic opera by Paul Richards and Wendy Steiner at the University of Pennsylvania.

British pianist Simon Mulligan celebrated his début aged 19 at London's Barbican Hall with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; a month later he recorded his first compact disc under the direction of Yehudi Menuhin. This led to a seven-year collaboration and friendship, culminating in what was to be Lord Menuhin's final concert in Dusseldorf, March 1999.

Described by The Times of London as 'the most abundantly gifted of pianists', Simon Mulligan performs and records internationally as a soloist and chamber musician. His most recent recordings include a disc of Beethoven sonatas and a live recital in Switzerland for Alexis Weissenberg’s Birthday. His first solo album for Sony Classical, “Piano” won great acclaim throughout Europe, South America and the Far East, and featured in various television, radio, and internet campaigns. He has made over twenty recordings for compact disc, including performances of Martinu's Triple Concerto (conducted by Menuhin), Rozsa’s Spellbound concerto with the BBC Symphony conducted by Slatkin, Mussorgsky's Pictures At An Exhibition, his own Suite for Piano and Orchestra, and the Nocturnes of Chopin. He has made four discs for the Nimbus label, including a première recording of music by pianist Alexis Weissenberg.

Amelia Campbell has been a working actor for over 20 years, on and off Broadway, in film and in television. Some favorites include “Our Country’s Good “ on Broadway(for which she was nominated for a Tony Award); the two hander “Tryst” at The Promenade, Abbie in “Desire Under the Elms” at ART; Hannah in “The Night of the Iguana” at BTF; “Philip Roth in Karthoum” with LAByrinth at the Public, and most recently, Hermia in “A Midsummer Nights Dream” at La Jolla Playhouse, and the Tim Blake Nelson film “Leaves Of Grass”. Amelia is honored to be participating in such a special evening.
 Cover $10 (includes one house drink)   http://www.jacquelinehorner.com
http://www.SimonMulligan.com

8:30PM  JONI & JOHANNES
Mairi Dorman-Phaneuf, cello;  Simon Mulligan, piano;  Jessica Molaskey, vocals;  Mary Beth Peil, vocals;  Randy Landau, bass
Joni & Johannes image Matt Dine
Join cellist Mairi Dorman-Phaneuf and pianist Simon Mulligan for a unique evening featuring the music of Johannes Brahms and Joni Mitchell, with guest stars Jessica Molaskey and Mary Beth Peil, and arrangements by Jason Robert Brown and Jonathan Tunick.
 Cover $15 (includes one house drink)
Monday
Dec 20
6:00PM  NEW YORK QUARTERLY
Ted Jonathan, host

Noah Falck Alex Galper Marlene Rosen Fine
Contributors read current poems.
 Cover $7 (includes one house drink)
8:30PM  MORRISON MOTEL 7TH ANNIVERSARY SHOW
John Morrison, Host

Eddie Brill Hannibal Buress Lee Camp Jessica Kirson Matt Mcarthy
Morrison Motel 7th Anniversary Show image
"One of the city's best alt-comedy shows." – The NY Post
 Cover $10 (includes one house drink)
Tuesday
Dec 21
6:00PM  GRADUATE POETS SERIES
Jennifer Nelson and Jimin Seo, hosts

Jessica Beyer, NYU;  Katie Naoum, The New School;  Marina Kaganova

Jessica Beyer is a second-year poet in the graduate Creative Writing Program at NYU. She currently lives in Manhattan, but she has also lived in Baltimore, where she grew up, Atlanta, where she attended Emory University, and Paris, where she studied abroad for a semester. Her poems have appeared in No, Dear, The Shine Journal, and Danse Macabre.

Katie Naoum is originally from the picturesque state of Michigan. She has a BA from Sarah Lawrence College and an MFA from The New School. Her chapbook "I Wouldn't Have Thought of it This Morning" was recently chosen by Matthew Rohrer as winner of The New School's Chapbook Contest. She is a member of the Birdsong Collective, an artist group and mircopress based out of Williamsburg and works at the non-profit poetry library Poets House. She lives in Greenpoint where she mostly eats doughnuts and goes to the park.

Marina bore herself into a family of bears and was raised by a rope into what Angus Maclise called "daylight fed with hearts still living turned into breezes". The forklift hummed a song of lament when she refused its help in getting down. She currently inhabits The Pleasure Craft, also known in common parlance as The Space Yurt.

$7 admission includes a drink

8:30PM  CAMERON BROWN AND DANNIE'S CALYPSO
Cameron Brown, bass;  Tony Jefferson, drums, cymbals;  Russ Johnson, trumpet, cornet, flugelhorn;  Lisa Parrrott, soprano, alto, baritone saxes;  Jason Rigby, soprano, tenor saxes
Cameron Brown and Dannie's Calypso image
Cameron Brown and Dannie's Calypso was born out of my seminal experience with Don Cherry and ten years of exhilarating intensity with Don Pullen, George Adams and Dannie Richmond. In addition to original compositions, we especially key on Don Cherry's "cocktail suite" concept: a harmelodic melding of a number of compositions into a cohesive, continuous set of music. The band features a group of astounding improvisers: Russ Johnson (Lee Konitz, Steve Swallow, Ohad Talmor, Dave Liebman, Laurie Anderson, Omnitone records) trumpet, flugelhorn and cornet; Jason Rigby (Mike Holober, John Patitucci, Jim McNeely, Donnie McCaslin, Tony Malaby, Slide Hampton, Fresh Sounds records), tenor and soprano saxophones; Lisa Parrott (Gunther Schuller, Dennis Charles, Jason Lindner, DIVA, Jimmy Heath, ABC records, Goat Angel records), baritone, alto and soprano saxophones, Cameron Brown (George Russell, Archie Shepp, Art Blakey, Dewey Redman, Sheila Jordan, Joe Lovano, Omnitone records), bass; Tony Jefferson (Lou Donaldson, Don Friedman, Kenny Drew, Jr., Eddie Harris, James Weidman, Annie Ross) drums and cymbals.
 Cover $10 (includes one house drink)
Wednesday Dec 22 6:00PM  PERFECT SENSE
Alissa Heyman and Hila Ratzabi, Hosts

Polina Barskova Matvei Yankelevich and more
A special collaboration between New York poets and writers featured in the St. Petersburg Review! $7 admission includes a drink
8:30PM  MIKE & RUTHY FOLK CITY:THE PEARLY SNAPS
Stephanie Jenkins, banjo;  Rosie Newton, violin
8:30PM: THE PEARLY SNAPS

The Pearly Snaps are a traditional old-time music duo comprised of fiddler Rosie Newton and banjoist Stephanie Jenkins. Both girls are natives of New York City and were raised by professional music families. Their sweet harmonies and fiery fiddle tunes will leave your heartbeat racing and your soul soothed.
 Cover $10 (includes one house drink)   http://www.myspace.com/thepearlysnaps

Mike & Ruthy Folk City:The Pearly Snaps image
Thursday
Dec 23
6:00PM  THE BLEECKER EXPERIENCE
Jack Staffen, vocals, guitar;  Alden von Ziegesar, lead guitar;  Anton Kliot, guitar;  Eliza Callahan, drums;  Julien S., bass
THE BLEECKER EXPERIENCE image

Bleecker is a 5-man rock band known for its soulful songwriting and edgy attitude. The Cornelia Street Cafe is proud to welcome Bleecker to its stage for the first time. So come on out and rock those holiday blues away!
8:30PM  MATT WILSON'S CHRISTMAS TREE-O
Jeff Lederer, saxophones;  Paul Sikivie, bass;  Matt Wilson, drums
Matt Wilson's Christmas Tree-O  image
The Christmas Tree-O will definitely brighten your holiday season with their sonic good cheer and spirited revelry. Their new Palmetto CD is destined to become a classic. Expect guest New York music luminaries to contribute to the merriment of the occasion. A Christmas Eve Eve you will never forget!

"If we were to form a jazz combo, our model would most definitely be The Christmas Tree-O ! "The Three Wisemen

"If I would have had the Christmas Tree-O cd growing up I would have been a kinder and more caring human being like George Bailey" Mr. Potter ( from "It's a Wonderful Life")
 Cover $15 (includes one house drink)   www.mattwilsonjazz.com www.palmetto-records.com

Sunday
Dec 26
8:30PM  ERI YAMAMOTO TRIO " THANK YOU, 2010"
Eri Yamamoto, piano;  Dave Ambrosio, bass;  Ikuo Takeuchi, drums
Eri Yamamoto Trio
Since moving to the United States in 1995, Eri Yamamoto has established herself as one of jazz's most original and compelling pianists and composers.

The Eri Yamamoto Trio, featuring bassist Dave Ambrosio and drummer Ikuo Takeuchi, has developed a unique sound and repertoire, and has built a strong following in New York and abroad. Recent tours include performances in the U. S., Europe, and Japan, with appearances at major festivals in Cheltenham, England; Terrassa, Spain; Bray/Derry, Ireland; Time Zones in Bari, Italy; and Shiga, Japan.

"Pianist Eri Yamamoto is one of jazz's most dynamic talents. Her compositional style augments her deft, inventive playing" -All About Jazz New York
 Cover $10 (includes one house drink)   www.eriyamamoto.com

Drum kit donated by
CANOPUS DRUMS, Japan

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