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All art is for sale. Please inquire

Thursday
Feb 08
6:00PM  EROTICA / COMEDY
Polly Frost, host


GET READY FOR VALENTINE'S DAY

SEX SCENES by POLLY FROST & RAY SAWHILL

Erotic & comic tales of Hollywood read by hot actors.
 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)

8:30PM  GNU VOX: TWO ARGENTIAN SOFIAS - SOFIA KOUTSOVITIS AND SOFIA TOSELLO
David Devoe, curator

Sofia Koutsovitis, Voice;  Sofia Tosello, Voice
Gnu Vox: Two Argentian Sofias - Sofia Koutsovitis and Sofia Tosello image
Sofia Koutsovitis belongs to a new generation of musicians who imaginatively explore the connection between jazz and contemporary music and the rich musical traditions of South America. An active vocalist, composer and arranger, her primary musical project to date, the Sofia Koutsovitis Group, is grounded in traditional South American rhythms such as chacarera and zamba from Argentina, Afro-peruvian festejo and lando and various Brazilian genres that merge organically with sophisticated harmonies and exploratory improvisations. Singing in Spanish, Portuguese or English, Sofia's voice is alternately graceful and authoritative in interpreting her dynamic original compositions or material by eminent musical poets such as Silvio Rodriguez, Astor Piazolla, Paulinho da Viola, and Chabuca Granda.

Originally from Cordoba Argentina, young vocalist Sofia Tosello brings into the music world, with pureness and delicacy, an interesting new sound. A blend of South American rhythms, passionate Tango, the romantic Cuban Bolero Feeling, Bossa Nova and the harmonic colors of jazz. Ms Tosello has not only her special sound to reveal but also a talent of taking each style and embracing it with her own stamp and authentic flare.
 Cover $10   http://www.myspace.com/sofisticatedmusic http://www.myspace.com/sofiatosello

Friday
Feb 09
6:00PM  PINK PONY POETRY
Jackie Sheeler


Jackie Sheeler's open mic poetry series. Arrive before 6 pm to sign up. Featured reader is Cheryl Boyce Taylor.
 Cover $6   http://www.poetz.com
9:00PM & 10:30PM  THE FRINGE
George Garzone, saxophone;  John Lockwood, bass;  Bob Gulloti, drums
The Fringe  image
THE FRINGE IS BACK!

The Fringe are one of the genuine living treasures of the Boston jazz scene. Originally formed back in 1971 by tenor-saxophonist George Garzone, bassist Richard Appleman, and drummer Bob Gullotti as an outlet for their free jazz improvisations, The Fringe have entertained and enlightened Boston area jazz audiences for over 30 years. Bassist Appleman left the band in 1985 to become Chairman of the Bass Department at Berklee College and was replaced by veteran bassist John Lockwood.

Along with their impressive tenure with The Fringe, Gullotti, Garzone, and Lockwood are in great demand as session players and have played with many of the greats of contemporary jazz. Along with keeping up with a busy performance schedule, each of them are well-respected educators helping to inspire the jazz musicians of tomorrow.
 Cover $10   www.thefringejazz.com

Saturday
Feb 10
6:00PM  ITALIAN-AMERICAN WRITERS ASSOCIATION
Maria Lisella, Gil Fagiani, & Jeanne Dickey, host


Italian American Writers Association, featured readers are NYC-based authors Susan Scutti and Tony Gloeggler , plus open mic, 5 minute limit.

For close to 20 years, Susan Scutti has lived in NYC without a cat or a good explanation. Her collection of short stories, The Renaissance Began with a Muted Shade of Green, was published by Linears Arts Press in 1999. She also has two independently-published novels: Second Generation and A Kind of Sleep. Susan's poems appear in The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry, New Observations, The Paterson Review, and other journals and zines.

Tony Gloeggler was born, grew up, lives and thinks he will probably die in NYC. In his real life, he runs a group home for developmentally disabled men in Brooklyn. His work has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize twice. His first chapbook, One on One, won the 1998 Pearl Poetry Prize and a full length collection, One Wish Left, published by Pavement Saw Press went into its Second Edition this year. His most recent collection, My Other Life, was put out by Jane Street Press.

The three rules of IAWA are: Read one another, Write or be written and Buy our books.

Since 1991, the organization has given voice to writers through its Open Reading series at Cornelia St. Café every month.
 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)

9:00PM & 10:30PM  THE FRINGE
George Garzone, saxophone;  John Lockwood, bass;  Bob Gulloti, drums
The Fringe  image
THE FRINGE IS BACK!

The Fringe are one of the genuine living treasures of the Boston jazz scene. Originally formed back in 1971 by tenor-saxophonist George Garzone, bassist Richard Appleman, and drummer Bob Gullotti as an outlet for their free jazz improvisations, The Fringe have entertained and enlightened Boston area jazz audiences for over 30 years. Bassist Appleman left the band in 1985 to become Chairman of the Bass Department at Berklee College and was replaced by veteran bassist John Lockwood.

Along with their impressive tenure with The Fringe, Gullotti, Garzone, and Lockwood are in great demand as session players and have played with many of the greats of contemporary jazz. Along with keeping up with a busy performance schedule, each of them are well-respected educators helping to inspire the jazz musicians of tomorrow.
 Cover $10   www.thefringejazz.com

Sunday
Feb 11
6:00PM  PERFORMANCE & TEXT
Katy Hawkins, host

Katy Hawkins, text & yoga;  Daniel Hawkins, cello;  Marion Wrenn, poet
From the suburbs of Philly and the wilds of Brooklyn, experimental movements & words.
 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)
8:30PM  CARDAMON QUARTET
Uri Sharlin , accordion/piano;  Gilad Harel, clarinet & soprano sax;  Jennifer Vncent, cello;  Dan Aran, drums
Cardamon QUARTET image
Synthesizing Latin and Middle Eastern syncopation, Jewish folk and classical, the experiments of jazz and the pillars of popular and orchestral composition, the Cardamon Quartet’s inventive performances follow the winding path of the immigrant, exile and explorer – picking up influences along the way and working with whatever inspiration is at hand.
 Cover $10   www.cardamonquartet.com
Monday
Feb 12
6:00PM  WHEN MUSIC AND SWEET POETRY AGREE
Paul Hecht, actor;  Jacqueline Horner, soprano;  Parthenia, a consort of viols
When Music and Sweet Poetry Agree

William Shakespeare, John Donne & their Elizabethan musical contemporaries

PARTHENIA, New York’s premiere Renaissance viol consort, returns to the Cornelia Street Cafe with When Music and Sweet Poetry Agree - William Shakespeare, John Donne and their Elizabethan musical contemporaries, interspersing dramatic readings and musical vignettes for viols and voice by Elizabethan composers and poets.

Illustrating the visceral connection between music and the spoken word of the Elizabethan age, Parthenia is joined by actor Paul Hecht (Tony award nomination for Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead and Obie award for Pirandello’s Henry IV) and soprano Jacqueline Horner (of Anonymous 4). Parthenia consists of Lawrence Lipnik, Beverly Au, Lisa Terry, and Rosamund Morley

This popular program has also been presented at the Yale Center for British Art and at Manhattan College in Riverdale, and will be presented this season at the Snug Harbor Cultural Center in Staten Island, and at Maspeth Town Hall in Queens.

For information call Parthenia at 212-358-5942.
 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)   http://www.parthenia.org

8:30PM  COMPOSERS COLLABORATIVE: SERIAL UNDERGROUND
Maja Cerar, violin;  Jason Freeman, computers;  Patricia Reed, graphic design;  Margaret Lancaster, flutes;  Corey Dargel, voice/compositions;  string trio
COMPOSERS COLLABORATIVE: SERIAL UNDERGROUND image
• Graph Theory with Maja Cerar on violin and composer Jason Freeman at his computer. Designer: Patricia Reed.
• Cyber-flotess Margaret Lancaster with composer/vocalist Corey Dargel
• String trio by John Halle of Free Speech Zone Productions

Cover charge:
$15 general, $10 stu/sr
w/ One drink minimum.

Advance sale discounts available from Composers Collaborative.
Box Office: 212-663-1967   www.composerscollab.org

Tuesday
Feb 13
6:00PM  THE S.A.D.DEST LOVE SONGS EVER WRITTEN: A LAMENT FOR SINGLES' AWARENESS DAY
David Devoe, Curator

Ms. Helen McKenzie, (Gretchen Parlato);  Guy Mullette, (David Devoe);  Vic Mullasky, (Seth Fruiterman)
The S.A.D.dest Love Songs Ever Written: A Lament for Singles' Awareness Day image
This is a special concert to protest the most honorable of Hallmark of Holidays, Valentine's Day, known to society's misfits as "Singles' Awareness Day" (S.A.D.). This event will feature some of the most profoundly depressing songs ever written. Possible song subjects include (but are not limited to): being lonely due to unrequited love, lost love, infidelity, state law prohibited love or being raised by wolves and never acclimating to the ways of normal human beings.

This as an opportunity to release some "S.A.D.-ness," and give an opportunity for us to celebrate those individuals the world regards as "inadequate" because they're single.

While couples are welcome, we kindly request that you leave your soft fruits and vegetables at home, as there will be no heckling of the singletons.
 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)

8:30PM  MORRISON MOTEL
John Morrison, host

MORRISON MOTEL image
John Morrison's monthly comedy quickie--some of the smartest, most politically savvy comedians in or passing through New York make and unmake their bed here before some soon to be deported illegal third world alien comes in to clean it all up . . . Tonight John Morrison hosts Leo Allen, Carmen Lynch, Liam McEneaney, Jeff Kreisler, Zero Boy, Elon James White and Emily Epstein.
 Cover $10   www.myspace.com/morrisongod
Wednesday Feb 14 6:00PM  INTERCULTURAL POETRY
Andrey Gritsman, host


Trilingual Reading: English-French-Russian:

Featured: Laure-Anne Bosselaar, Thierry Marignac, Andrey Gritsman, Kurt Brown

Hosted by Angelo Verga
 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)

8:30PM  GNU VOX SPECIAL: JAY CLAYTON AND JACK WILKINS DUO
David Devoe, curator

Jay Clayton, Vocals;  Jack Wilkins, Guitar
Gnu Vox Special: Jay Clayton and Jack Wilkins duo image
Jay Clayton is an internationally acclaimed vocalist, composer, and educator, whose work boldly spans the terrain between jazz and new music. Clayton's pioneering vocal explorations placed her at the forefront of the free jazz movement and loft scene in the 1970s, where she counted among the first singers to incorporate poetry and electronics into her improvisations. She formed a long-term association with renowned minimalist composer Steve Reich. Clayton's versatility would also lead her to make some of the first recordings of composer John Cage's vocal music. With more than 40 recordings to her credit, Clayton has appeared alongside such formidable artists as Muhal Richard Abrams, Julian Priester, George Cables, Lee Konitz, Gary Bartz, and Kirk Nurock, as well as fellow vocalists Jeanne Lee, Norma Winstone, Urszula Dudziak, and Bobby McFerrin. Her many accomplishments include grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, Meet the Composer, CAPS and Chamber Music America (2004). Her book, Sing Your Story: A Practical Guide for Learning and Teaching the Art of Jazz Singing, was published by Advance Music in 2001. Jack Wilkins is considered "A superior, slightly underrated improviser" (Scott Yanow - All Music Guide) who has recorded with Jack DeJohnette, Eddie Gomez, Phil Woods, Harvie Swartz and the Brecker Brothers. This concert will celebrate over 20 years of collaboration between Clayton and Wilkins, being one of the first ensembles Clayton assembled in New York City. The repertoire for the evening will include standards, originals and some poetry "along the way."

Guitarist Jack Wilkins has been a part of the international jazz scene for more than four decades. His flawless technique and imaginative chordal approach have inspA consummate accompanist, Wilkins has played and recorded with renowned singers, Mel Torme, Ray Charles, Morgana King, Sarah Vaughan, Tony Bennett, Manhattan Transfer, Nancy Marano and Jay Clayton. Wilkins was awarded an NEA grant in recognition of his work and contribution to the guitar. He has been widely and prominently profiled and featured in such publications as Guitar Player, Just Jazz Guitar, Downbeat, 20th Century Guitar and Leonard Feather's Jazz Encyclopedia. Recently Wilkins was invited to the Smithsonian Institution to be part of the Blue Guitars exhibit, and appeared on the P.S.I. first live jazz internet concert. He was also featured as part of the J.V.C. festival tributes to Johnny Smith, Tal Farlow and Herb Ellis and Barney Kessel. ired collaborations with Chet Baker, Sarah Vaughan, Bob Brookmeyer, Buddy Rich and many others.
 Cover $10   www.jayclayton.com www.jackwilkins.com

Thursday
Feb 15
6:00PM  PO' JAZZ
Golda Solomon, host

Po' Jazz image
“REVISITING THE 50s AND 60s”

featuring ROSEMARY GEORGE, vocals

KELVYN BELL , guitar

MICHAEL ROMANOS poet

and highlighting faculty & students from CITY COLLEGE of NY and its literary journal, PROMETHEAN

hosted by GOLDA SOLOMON, “The Medicine Woman of Jazz” $15 ($10 students/seniors) includes one drink *********************************************************
 Cover $15 (includes one house drink)

8:30PM  JASON RIGBY QUARTET
Jason Rigby , saxophones;  Mike Holober, Rhodes;  Cameron Brown, bass;  Mark Ferber, drums
Jason Rigby Quartet  image
"I'd go so far as to say that (Jason Rigby's) Translucent Space is the freshest and most individual jazz album of the year so far; it lets light through but in such a way that the antecedents and influences are sensed diffusely rather than clearly seen." -
Brian Morton, UK JAZZ REVIEW (Sept. 06)

Jason Rigby is an assured New York-based musician whose jazz mixes conventional and “outside” improvisation in stirring fashion. His recent release “Translucent Space” (Fresh Sound Records), is garnering rave reviews and applause, putting Rigby’s name firmly on the map of New York’s creative music scene.

Rigby’s individuated saxophone tone and improvisational approach draw inspiration from such jazz pantheon figures as John Coltrane, Joe Henderson and Dewey Redman, and he has been described as displaying “a brilliant virtuosity & flexibility while handling some very complex harmonic lines & intervals.” (George W. Carroll, The Musician’s Ombudsman, May 06)   www.jasonrigby.net

STREAMING LINK: jasonrigby.net/SoundFiles/TurquoiseTurkishMP3.mp3

Drum kit donated by
CANOPUS DRUMS, Japan

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