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ART ON THE WALLS

Mixed Media by RACKIE DIANKHA

All art is for sale. Please inquire

Thursday
Feb 02
6:00PM  ARTISTS’ SALON

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  CARLO DEROSA QUARTET
Mark Shim, saxophone;  Luis Perdomo, piano;  Derrek Phillips, drums;  Carlo DeRosa, bass & compositions
 Carlo DeRosa Quartet image
After a successful return to leading his own group last November, Carlo DeRosa will be performing at The Cornelia Street Café. This promises to be another great night of music and the stellar ensemble will once again bring the bassist’s original compositions to life. Their collective musical credentials reads like a “Who’s Who of Jazz.”

Performing at many music festivals, clubs and concert halls around the world, Carlo DeRosa collaborates with many great artists and projects including: Dave Allen, Ravi Coltrane, Chembo Corniel and Grupo Chaworo, Tyshawn Sorey, Sam Newsome, Vijay Iyer, Agrazing Maze with Allison Miller and Ingrid Jensen, Justin Flynn, Lucian Ban, Victor Prieto and Rudresh Mahanthappa. He has had the opportunity to work with jazz luminaries such as Ed Thigpen, John Scofield, Nick Brignola, Mickey Roker, Bruce Barth, Warren Bernhardt, Ray Barretto, Bertha Hope, and George Garzone. Proficient, creative, clearly an in demand bassist, Carlo DeRosa is earning a reputation of very high standards.

Mark Shim was an integral part of bands led by jazz legends Betty Carter and Elvin Jones. At the same time he is comfortable exploring the contemporary and modern jazz concepts of Michele Rosewoman and the “New Directions” band with Greg Osby, Stefon Harris and Jason Moran.

Luis Perdomo has displayed his talents as a regular member of groups led by John Benítez, Miguel Zenón, Ray Barretto and Ravi Coltrane. His work with artists such as John Patitucci, Claudia Acuna, Dave Samuels and Butch Morris adds to a list that is notable through its quality and diversity.

Derrek Phillips currently plays with the Charlie Hunter Trio. Having worked regularly with a diverse group of artists including: Ronny Jordan, Greg Osby, Michele Rosewoman, Liberty Ellman, Jason Moran, Sam Newsome and Vijay Iyer among others, he has carved out an exciting musical career.

Friday
Feb 03
6:00PM  PINK PONY POETRY
Jackie Sheeler


Jackie Sheeler's open mic poetry series. Arrive before 6 pm to sign up. Jackie's feature tonight will be Cheryl Boyce Taylor.
 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)   http://www.poetz.com
8:30PM  LOGAN RICHARDSON GROUP FEATURING GEORGE GARZONE
Logan Richardson, alto & soprano saxophone;  George Garzone, saxophones;  Matt Brewer, bass;  Tommy Crane, drums
Logan Richardson group featuring George Garzone image
Saturday
Feb 04
6:00PM  ZIRYAB: THE ARAB-AMERICAN WRITERS ASSOCIATION
Nada Taib


Lawrence Joseph and Veronica Golos are this months featured poets.
 Cover $10 (includes one house drink)   http://www.ziryab.org
8:30PM  SKYE STEELE GROUP
Skye Steele, violin;  Christopher Hoffman, cello;  Mike Effenberger, piano;  Mike Savino, bass;  John Hadfield, drums/percussion
Skye Steele Group image
Skye Steele’s group bears the mark of its leader’s strong balance between the eclecticism of his experiences as a side-man and the strident individualism of his approach to the violin. His arrangements bring American popular songs of his own generation crashing head-on with influences ranging from Turkish Gypsy music, to Afro-Brazilian, to French Impressionism, all with a rigorous Modern Jazz aesthetic (he taps Simon and Garfunkle, Sesame Street, Satie, and Willie Wonka). Skye’s own compositions combine driving, angular rhythms and darkly nuanced harmonies with an infectious sense of lyricism. “My goal is always to engage and transport the people with every tune and every solo.”

“Steele makes his instrument sing joyously”

 Cover $10   www.skyesteele.com

Sunday
Feb 05
6:00PM  ENTERTAINING SCIENCE -- DARWIN’S BIRTHDAY BASH
Roald Hoffmann

Entertaining Science -- DARWIN’S BIRTHDAY BASH image
DARWIN’S BIRTHDAY BASH
So it’s a week early…. But Darwin and evolution are in the air. And in the courts. JONATHAN WEINER, the author of “The Beak of the Finch,” tells some war stories from the people who actually watch evolution happen, anthropologist and entertainer RICHARD MILNER will try out some brash new songs on evolution, and master magician MARK MITTON will treat us to an “Evolution in Action” show. Now you can find out where those rabbits really come from!

At 6 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 5, 2006 it is, in Roald Hoffmann's Entertaining Science cabaret at the Cornelia Street Cafe (in the Village, at 29 Cornelia Street between Bleecker and W. 4th; Christopher St. is probably the nearest subway stop). 212-989-9319. See their website at... oh, wait — you're on it. Admission $10.
 Cover $10

8:30PM  NZ WAITANGI DAY CELEBRATION
NZ WAITANGI DAY CELEBRATION image
Featuring New Zealand's own Ataahua Papa & Guests

New Zealand Menu & Wine available on request

GIft bag door price compliments of New Zealand's 42Below Vodka

$10 cover; $7 for Kiwi Club members   www.gg.govt.nz/aboutnz/waitangiday.htm

Tuesday
Feb 07
6:00PM  WRITERS READ
Gene Albertelli & Teresa Giordano, hosts

Joel Hinman Sally McElwain Sally McElwain
Formerly New Writers this series brings talented writers, both of poetry & prose, together with articulate & attractive audiences, some of whom have good jobs and no obvious disabilities, need we say more?
 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)
Wednesday Feb 08 6:00PM  INTERCULTURAL POETRY
Angelo Verga, host

Andrey Gritsman Michele Baptiste
two poets, two mics, a dialogue of poems.

with participation by Angelo Verga : poets MICHELLE BATTISTE & ANDREY GRITSMAN

INTERCULTURAL (Inter-Gender) POETIC DIALOGUE

With a surprise guest from Paris, France (“back by neurotic demand”) Thierry Marignac
 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)

8:30PM  NYNDK JAZZ COLLECTIVE
Chris Washburne, trombone;  Ole Mathisen, saxophone;  Soren Moller, piano;  Tony Moreno, drums;  Francois Moutin, bass
NYNDK Jazz Collective image
A Trans-Atlantic collective bringing together musicians from New York (NY), Norway (N), and Denmark (DK), uniting three places that have significant roles in jazz history. Established in 2003, its founding members are Danish pianist Soren Moller, Norwegian saxophonist Ole Mathisen, and American trombonist Chris Washburne. Their decision to form this collaborative was inspired by their own experiences of the truly international nature of jazz. NYNDK brings to the mix a combination of refined Scandinavian cool with aggressive New York heat spiced with a progressive postmodern sensibility.

"Since jazz is an international language, it is little surprise how well the Americans, Norwegians and Danes play together on this modern mainstream set. Both trumpeter Ray Vega and trombonist Chris Washburne are known for being superior hard bop players. However the biggest surprise in the group and on the CD is the Norweigian saxophonist Ole Mathisen. Whether on tenor or soprano, Mathisen tears into the music and consistently steals solo honors; check out his stirring soprano playing on "Theostopher." In addition to the sextet's skillful soloists (which include pianist Soren Moller), the composing and arranging abilities of the band are strong assets. Both "Everything Happens To Me" (which becomes a jazz waltz) and Duke Ellington's moody "Azure" are reshaped into new tunes while the group originals, although tied to the straightahead jazz tradition, have their share of memorable moments. Recommended."
Scott Yanow, All Music Guide

cover: 7$ (5$ with student id)   www.sorenmoller.com www.chriswashburne.com

Thursday
Feb 09
6:00PM  POETRY
Angelo Verga, host

Kurt Brown Steve Huff

 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)
8:30PM  GNU VOX VOCAL SERIES: BEAT KAESTLI & MONIKA HEIDEMANN
David Devoe, curator

Beat Kaestli, vocals & composition;  Joel Frahm, saxophone;  Uli Ceissendorfer, piano/keys/organ;  Marcus McLaurine, bass;  Sunny Jain, drums/percussion;  Monika Heidemann, vocals & composition;  Matt Moran, vibraphone;  Khabu Doug Young, guitar;  Derek Layes, bass;  Take Toriyama, drums
GNU VOX  Vocal series: Beat Kaestli & Monika Heidemann  image
Double CD RELEASE PARTY

8:30 Beat Kaestli Group

10:00 Monika Heidemann Band

'Happy, Sad and Satisfied' by Beat Kaestli

Beat Kaestli moved to New York from his native Switzerland at age twenty and received a scholarship to the Manhattan School of Music. While honing his craft alongside young Jazz noteworthys like Jane Monheit, Stefon Harris and Jason Moran, he immersed himself in Manhattan's fiercely competitive music scene, emerging as a seasoned performer. He now appears in clubs such as Birdland, The Bitter End and B.B. King¹s and in 2005, Beat was the chosen vocalist for the Glenn Miller Orchestra, thrilling audiences in concert halls across the USA.
'Happy, Sad and Satisfied' is Beat's sophomore release, featuring some of New York's most eminent young Jazz musicians, and is already receiving great reviews from critics and peers. The CD is a January feature in Indie-Music.com Magazine and is now being played on a rapidly increasing number of radio stations across the US and Europe.

"His voice is satin and moonlight ....Kaestli is the master of quiet elegance... A cynic doesn't stand a chance."
Jennifer Layton, Indie-Music.com

"...Kaestli's vocals (which have a hint of Chet Baker but a bit more muscle) add the final ingredientto an enjoyable listening experience."
John Gilbert, EjazzNews

"I love your CD. Tasteful, elegant and beautiful. ...delivered with absolute perfection..."
Frank Matheis, WVKR 91.3 FM

'Bright' by Monika Heideman

Called by jazz vocalist Dominique Eade "an unusual talent who makes alluring music that is both heartfelt and remarkably hip", ,b>Monika Heidemann twists together vocal improvisation and jazz sensibility with catchy pop melodies and the grind of rock n' roll, adding enough subconscious creativity to still question where this music could have come from. Expect off-beat humor and smart, avant-garde arrangements, strong melodies and remarkable musical vocabularies. Stories told through these modern day art-songs are supported by an equally captivating band of brilliant musicians and improvisors. They explore the colliding worlds of technical and spontaneous, an emotional journey bringing to life the dreamlike poetry of her songs. Her album 'Bright' featuring her compositions, plus two songs by the late saxophonist Steve Lacy, is beginning to receive enthusiastic approval.

"Outstanding... treasure from this great new singer and her incredible band."
-Downtown Music Gallery, November 11, 2005

"Heidemann is busy creating her own totally engrossing musical world that must be heard rather than read about. Bright, might just be the beginning of a new jazz genre in search of a name. Highly recommended."
-All About Jazz, December 4, 2005 This season of Gnu Vox, the jazz vocal series, concentrates on emerging vocalists.  The programs will showcase the singers unique abilities as interpreters, improvisers, composers and arrangers from traditional to avant-garde jazz.  The Cornelia Street Cafe provides an intimate setting in which to hear these artists at a reasonable price!

David Devoe, curator
 Cover $10   www.monikah.com www.beatkaestli.com

Drum kit donated by
CANOPUS DRUMS, Japan

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