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Mixed Media by RACKIE DIANKHA

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Saturday
Feb 22
6:00PM  THE FLAME: FLAMENCO INFUSED JAZZ: NACHO ARIMANY
Nacho Arimany, percussion;  Robert Rodriguez, piano;  Michael O'Brian, bass;  Julio Botti, saxophone
The Flame: Flamenco Infused Jazz: Nacho Arimany image

Rooted in the Mediterranean flavors of Flamenco, West Africa and South India, world-percussionist and multi- instrumentalist Nacho Arimany engages the jazz and creative forms of pianist Robert Rodriguez, along with Michael O'Brian's emotive bass lines and the great talent of Grammy nominee saxophonist Julio Botti in a colorful and powerful dialogue that brings an authentic approach to today's avant-garde music.

  www.gander.tv/event/cornelia-street-cafe-flame-flamenco-infused-jazz-nacho-arimany-222-6pm-8pm

9:00PM & 10:30PM  PETROS KLAMPANIS: CONTEXTUAL
Jean-Michel Pilc, piano;  Maria Im, violin;  Maria Manousaki, violin;  Matt Sinno, viola;  Colin Stokes, cello;  Petros Klampanis, bass, ooper, voice;  John Hadfield, percussion
Petros Klampanis: Contextual image
CONTEXTUALgroup returns at Cornelia street Cafe, on Saturday the 22nd of February at 8:30pm. Original music and covers played in a exploratory yet lyrical way, by a string 4tet and piano double bass.

The experience is vivid: following Klampanis’ conceptions throughout the night, the styles mingling with complimentary undertones, one will always be engaged and in anticipation of what’s next. No matter what instrumentation used, and whether playing a jazz standard, traditional Greek folk song, or Paul McCartney tune, the outcome is always breathtaking.

  www.petrosklampanis.com www.youtube.com/petrosklampanisvideo

Sunday
Feb 23
6:00PM  IMPRESSIONS INTIMES: TANIA STAVREVA
Tania Stavreva, piano;  Forrest Ransburg, flute;  Charlotte Levitt, voice
Impressions Intimes: Tania Stavreva image
"Impressions Intimes" features unique blend of intimate musi-colors particularly prominent in the solo piano works of Erik Satie, and many French influenced composers such as Federico Mompou and his "Impresiones Intimas" for solo piano written in 1914. The program also includes a New York premiere of Steve Holtje's "Gymnopedies" No. 4, 5, 6 and 7 (a tribute to Erik Satie and a continuation of the Gymnopedies 1, 2 and 3), as well as Samuel Barber's Canzone for flute and piano, which reveals remarkable modern 20th c. romanticism.

Vocalist Charlotte Levitt will join Tania for the world premiere of Steve's Holtje's "Songs of Mortality" based on poems by Japanese poet Fumiko Nakajo. The program will end with pieces by Vladigerov, Ginastera and Stavreva. All of that, plus the intimate setting of Cornelia Street Cafe guarantee an unique and unforgettable experience!

  /www.gander.tv/event/cornelia-street-cafe-impressions-intimes-tania-stavreva-223-6pm-8pm

8:30PM  PETER EVANS & RON STABINSKY
Peter Evans, trumpet;  Ron Stabinsky, piano
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Evans and Stabinsky have collaborated in a dizzying array of combinations over the past few years, from the simple duo format to trios performing music by Duke Ellington to large groups playing epic concerts of electro- acoustic compositions. Tonight they bring their duo back to Cornelia St. Cafe for a program of original compositions, warped standards, Monk and free improvisations."

  www.gander.tv/event/cornelia-street-cafe-peter-evans-ron-stabinsky-223-830pm-1030pm

Monday
Feb 24
6:00PM  FRENCH LITERATURE NIGHTS IN NYC
Isabelle Milkoff

Carole Fives Veronique Olmi Florence Seyvos
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The three excerpts we chose to read are linked by the specific theme about the relationship between parents and their sons.

The character in Carole Fives' short story - Anything to please him - tells how his efforts to please his father were in vain as he changed professions, first becoming an artist, then a writer, and finally a comedian. He could never get the slightest acknowledgement from his beloved father even though everyone else congratulated him about his accomplishments. This short story is part of bigger collection called - When Happiness Finds Us - that was released in 2010 by Le Passage-Paris/New York éditions

Veronique Olmi's main character in The truth about the night is a young fat boy, alienated at school, who can't help but disappoint his mother, especially when she gathers with her friends in the kitchen where he would like to get into the jar of Nutella. The novel was published in 2013 by Albin Michel.

In The Unbreakable boy, Florence Seyvos tells the story of Buster Keaton and his father. This leads her to reflect upon her own childhood when she witnessed the strong and difficult relationship of her step-father with his handicaped son, Henri. The father appears to be tough, demanding and without pity, but this is clearly for his son's sake. This novel was published by Editions de l'Olivier in 2013

  www.gander.tv/event/cornelia-street-cafe-french-literature-nights-nyc-224-6pm-8pm

8:30PM  ALL ABOUT EVE – CAVORTING IN THE JARDIN DU CLASSICAL CABARET
Lisa Daehlin, vocals;  Richard Pearson Thomas, piano
All About Eve – cavorting in the jardin du classical cabaret image

Fasten your fig leaves, it's going to be a bumpy ride! Classical and cabaret crossover artist Lisa Daehlin, joined by pianist Richard Pearson Thomas, leads us on a romp through the infamous foliage of Eden to parts hither and yon. Singing and sinewing of things primal, very, very old (yet somehow new again) the evening weaves together music, poetry, commentary, and jokes about that First Lady of them all... Eve! whose biblical sense (good/bad/other) has kept her the topic of conversation from ancient ogling to modern-day googling. Compositions by many, including Fauré, Porter, de Kenessey, Weill, and some guy in a beard yakking away with a hammer, chisel, and some stone tablets.

  http://www.lisadaehlin.com/ richardpearsonthomas.com

Tuesday
Feb 25
6:00PM  GRADUATE POETS SERIES
Cat Richardson, Chelsea Whitton, hosts

Virginia McLure, NYU;  Isaac Pritzker, The New School;  William Brewer, Columbia;  Eric Conroe, Brooklyn College
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On the fourth Tuesday of every month, hosts Chelsea Whitton and Cat Richardson present a selection of emerging poets from New York's MFA programs. Continuing the excellent tradition of the Graduate Poets Series, this monthly selection of readers is designed to showcase fresh voices in contemporary poetry, to stimulate a dialogue between MFA programs, and to offer alumni and area poets the opportunity to mingle and riff off of one another. For years, Cornelia Street Cafe has been a New York hub for literature and the arts. Join us this season for cocktails, camaraderie, and as always, great poetry!

Virginia McLure (NYU) recently graduated with an MFA in poetry from New York University, where I was a Goldwater Teaching Fellow and poetry editor for Washington Square Review.

Isaac Pritzker (New School) is a Chicago native and a city writer. He is in his second year of a poetry masters program at The New School and his work has appeared in The Rag and on the Death Hums poetry blog. He lives in Manhattan with his couch and an abiding distaste for plastic.

William Brewer (Columbia) live in New York and is currently pursuing his MFA in poetry. He is also an Assistant Editor at Parnassus: Poetry in Review and co-curates the Metro Rhythm Reading Series in Brooklyn.

Eric Conroe (Brooklyn College) is about to finish up an MFA in poetry at Brooklyn college, where he received the Himan Brown award for poetry. He’s the assistant curator for the KGB Poetry Series, and co-founder and curator of the COPULA Poetry Series. As a dancer, he has performed with Dean Moss and others, working in residence at Yale, The Kitchen, Korean Arts Festival, and ASU. His recent choreography and/or poetry has been performed at The Poetry Project, Danspace Project, New York Live Arts, Brooklyn Arts Exchange, The Marfa Theater, 92nd Street Y, Tribes Gallery, and Kunsthalle Galapagos. Poems have appeared recently in Your First Time, SAG/FAC, Bellow!, Bright Bright Shit, and Coffee Area.

  www.gander.tv/event/cornelia-street-cafe-graduate-poets-series-225-6pm-8pm

8:30PM  TOM CHANG QUARTET
Tom Chang, guitar & compositions;  Greg Ward, alto sax;  Sam Trapchak, bass;  Kenneth Salters, drums
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This quartet draws from a wide palate of musical forms ranging from contemporary jazz to Southern Indian Carnatic music.

  www.myspace.com/tomchangmusic

Wednesday Feb 26
6:00PM  PERFECT SENSE
Alissa Heyman, host

Jo Sarzotti Deborah Fried-Rubin Chris Hansen-Nelson Elizabeth Onusko
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Perfect Sense is a superbly curated poetry series, our thanks to Alissa.

  www.gander.tv/event/cornelia-street-cafe-perfect-sense-226-6pm-8pm

8:30PM  TYLER BLANTON ELECTRIC TRIO
Tyler Blanton, vibraphone;  Sam Minaie, bass;  Ari Hoenig, drums
Short description- Rising star vibraphonist Tyler Blanton leads a new electro- acoustic venture with bassist Sam Minaie and drumming powerhouse Ari Hoenig.

“An heir apparent to the swinging and melodically charged throne of post-bop masters Gary Burton and Bobby Hutcherson, vibraphonist Tyler Blanton has slowly emerged as one of today’s rising jazz stars”--Seton Hawkins (Hot House Magazine)

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10:00PM  MICHAEL BLANCO "NO TIME LIKE THE PRESENT" QUARTET
Donny McCaslin, tenor sax;  Adam Birnbaum, piano;  Michael Blanco, bass;  Clarence Penn, drums
Michael Blanco
This newly formed group performs compelling original music by bassist and composer Michael Blanco and features a stellar line up of top-notch musicians, including tenor saxophone titan Donny McCaslin, pianist Adam Birnbaum, and master drummer Clarence Penn.

"Michael Blanco is an imaginative bandleader, an emerging composer and a damn fine bassist." --Fred Hersch

Thursday
Feb 27
6:00PM  2 POETS LAUNCH BOOKS
Claudia Serea George Held

Claudia Serea is a Romanian-born poet who immigrated to the U.S. in 1995. Her poems and translations have appeared in 5 a.m., Meridian, Harpur Palate, Word Riot, Blood Orange Review, Cutthroat, Green Mountains Review, and many others. A two- time nominee for the 2011 Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net, she is the author of To Part Is to Die a Little (Cervená Barva Press), Angels & Beasts (Phoenicia Publishing, Canada, 2012), and A Dirt Road Hangs from the Sky (8th House Publishing, Canada). Visit her blog at cserea.tumblr.com.

A seven-time Pushcart Prize nominee, George Held publishes widely both online and in print. Some of the journals where his work has appeared include Commonweal, Confrontation, Notre Dame Review, The Pedestal, Rain Taxi, Rattle, Right Hand Pointing, and Garrison Keillor’s A Writer’s Almanac. His sixteen poetry collections include Beyond Renewal, After Shakespeare: Selected Sonnets, and Neighbors, a children’s book, with drawings by Joung Un Kim. Forthcoming in 2013 are a sequel, Neighbors Too, and Culling: New & Selected Nature Poems.

$8.00 includes a drink

  www.gander.tv/event/cornelia-street-cafe-2-poets-launch-books-227-6pm-8pm

8:30PM  DIANE MOSER QUINTET CD RELEASE CONCERT “MUSIC FOR THE LAST FLOWER”
Diane Moser, piano;  Marty Ehrlich, alto sax, clarinet;  Ben Williams, trombone;  Ken Filiano, bass;  Michael Sarin, drums
Diane Moser Quintet CD Release Concert “Music for the Last Flower”  image
"Music for the Last Flower" was created with support from Chamber Music America’s 2003 New Works: Creation and Presentation Program, funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. This recording was supported by a grant from New Music USA’s CAP Recording Grant, made possible by endowment funds from the Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust.

Friday
Feb 28
6:00PM  JASON YEAGER TRIO + 1
Jason Yeager, piano;  Danny Weller, bass;  Matt Rousseau, drums;  Julie Benko, special guest
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The Jason Yeager Trio blends original compositions, unique covers of 20th century composers like Olivier Messiaen, and inspired renditions of the tunes from the Great American Songbook in an exciting and improvisatory concert at the Cornelia Street Cafe. In addition to original tunes from their upcoming CD "Affirmation" (to be released on Inner Circle Music later this year), the show will also feature new renditions of "standards" and special guest Julie Benko.

www.gander.tv/event/cornelia-street-cafe-jason-yeager-trio-1-228-6pm-8pm   www.jasonyeager.com www.innercirclemusic.com

9:00PM & 10:30PM  NASHEET WAITS
Darious Jones, alto sax;  David Virelles, piano;  Mark Helias, bass;  Nasheet Waits, drums
Nasheet Waits’ Equality is a band whose position and philosophy are revealed in the name. All members contribute material and have an equal responsibility for the execution of its content. The group’s first eponymous recording Equality was released in 2009 on the Fresh Sound label. The group included Jason Moran, Logan Richardson and Tarus Mateen. Equality has also been graced with the presence of Stanley Cowell, piano and John Hebert, bass. Whatever the personnel, a seamless nature exists. The goal simply is to offer creative music with energy and integrity.   http://nasheetwaits.com
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Saturday
Mar 01
6:00PM  THE LIAR SHOW
Andy Christie, host

Steve Burns Cyndi Freeman Joey Novick Andy Ross
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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.

Hosted by Andy Christie (The New York Times, WNYC'S The Moth's Radio Hour)

This month, The Liar Show welcomes Steve Burns (Nickelodeon’s Blues Clues), Cyndi Freeman (Hotsy Totsy Burlesque), Joey Novick (N.J. Councilman; Political humorist), and Andy Ross (Mad Magazine)

"They can lie to me all night long!" - The New York Times

"Christie & Co. make dishonesty fun again." - TimeOut New York

  www.theliarshow.com

9:00PM & 10:30PM  KRIS DAVIS TRIO
Kris Davis, piano;  Sean Conly, bass;  Tom Rainey, drums
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As part of her residency at Cornelia street over the next few months (last Saturday of sept, oct, nov) kris davis will feature some of her well established groups and an experimental group. This particular night features Kris Davis's new compositions that she wrote for her trio as part of a commission from the jazz gallery.

"Over the last couple of years in New York one method for deciding where to hear jazz on a given night has been to track down the pianist Kris Davis."--NY Times

Drum kit donated by
CANOPUS DRUMS, Japan

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