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ART ON THE WALLS

Monday
Mar 16
6:00PM  OTHER GEOGRAPHIES: POETRY AND PROSE
Susan Sindall Nancy Kline
OTHER GEOGRAPHIES: Poetry And Prose image

Susan Sindall and Nancy Kline met twenty years ago at VCCA when both were very concerned about a snowstorm then falling in Woodstock, New York. They quickly discovered that New York City was also common ground, and have shared their work and teaching experiences since then. Nancy will be reading from a long essay entitled Parloir which takes place in a women's' prison in French West Africa. Susan will be reading from The Blue Guide to Greece and Other Poems, a manuscript of new work.

8:30PM  TO BUILD A HOME: A MUSICAL REFLECTION ON PEOPLE AND PLACE
Tracy Michailidis, voice;  Kari Van Der Kloot, piano;  Eric Burns, guitar;  Ansel Cohen, cello;  Jess Korman, piano
TO BUILD A HOME: A musical reflection on people and place image

They say home is where the heart is. From the Great American Songbook to Broadway new and old, jazz, and folk, this evening is a ramble through beloved songs about heart and home. Hailing from Toronto, Canada, Tracy has performed at both the Stratford and Shaw Festivals, on Broadway and off-Broadway here in New York City, and is also a proud server upstairs at the Cornelia Street Café. She is joined by colleagues and friends Kari Van der Kloot, Eric Burns, Ansel Cohen, Jess Korman, and a few special surprise meadowlarks who will be raising their voice with hers this evening.

  www.tracymichailidis.com

Tuesday
Mar 17
6:00PM  RED HEN PRESS
Kate Gale, host

Gary Dop Steve Langan Colette Inez
Red Hen Press image

Red Hen Press presents an evening of wit-laced poetry with a surrealist yet profound twist at Cornelia Street Café. Featuring: Gary Dop, a hilarious poet who has the ability to make us laugh and break our hearts simultaneously, will feature excerpts of his debut collection, Father, Child, Water. Steve Langan, a poet known for telling it like it is with delicate details and piercing precision, will be sharing excerpts of his collection, "What It Looks Like, How It Flies." Colette Inez, no stranger to poetry challenges us to dig a bit deeper into the imagination, dances with reality and the surreal, always in rhythm, in her brand new collection, The Luba Poems.

This will stir the soul and move our imaginations in a way that’s necessary.

  redhen.org

8:30PM  THE FUTURE OF MINDS, BRAINS, AND MACHINES
Gary Marcus, scientist
The Future of Minds, Brains, and Machines image

Gary Marcus, Professor of Psychology and Neural Science at NYU and bestselling author, talks about the future of neuroscience and artificial intelligence and his latest book, The Future of the Brain: Essays By The World's Leading Neuroscientists.

Wednesday Mar 18
6:00PM  WHAT THE HELL IS LOVE? PART II
Phillip Giambri aka The Ancient Mariner, curator and host

Marie Sabatino Bernard Block Moira Smith Graham Willner Jane LeCroy Luis Da Storyteller Cordova Vicki Iorio, Ryan McCurdy Linda Lerner Pauline Findlay Saara Dutton
What The Hell Is Love? Part II image
Rimes of The Ancient Mariner is proud to present an original series:

The “What The Hell Is Love?” Project Part II

The second of two and possibly more incredible shows in March 2015

In 1995 I wrote a poem called “What The Hell Is Love?” It was a reflection on a lifetime of loving and being loved, in search of answers as to what I've learned about love, and what love means to me today. It’s proven to be one of my most popular spoken word performance pieces and more than a few writer friends offered that they too would like to respond with their own reflections of what love is. The pieces offered by my fellow writers were both brutally honest and poetically beautiful and all of much better quality than my original. I felt very strongly that these pieces needed to be heard. It’s given birth to this project and continues to explode with energy and wisdom.

We've gathered together twenty five of the best and well known “Spoken Word” poets and writers in the tri-state area for a two part presentation of truth, honesty, and a reality check on what the hell love actually means to each of us in this isolated and distracted time of “The Phone Zombies.”

8:30PM  TOM CHANG QUARTET
Tom Chang, guitar;  Quinsin Nachoff, tenor sax;  Sam Trapchak, bass;  Jim Black, drums
Tom Chang Quartet image Steve DiBenedetto

This newly formed quartet will play new compositions as well as music from Tongue & Groove Tom Chang's debut cd.

  www.tomchangmusic.com

Thursday
Mar 19
6:00PM  THE GREENWICH SERIES
Matthew Paiton, host

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Having been a success for over a year in London, The Greenwich Series team are coming to New York. At The Greenwich Series, things are done a little differently. Four or five unrelated speakers are given ten minutes to share their story, expertise or whatever it is they are passionate about, with no set theme or topic.

  www.TheGreenwichSeries.com

8:30PM  CONTAGIOUS SOUNDS: ANDPLAY DUO
Vicky Chow, host

Maya Bennardo, violin;  Hannah Levinson, viola

andPlay is committed to expanding the existing violin/viola duo repertoire through performing rarely heard works and commissioning emerging composers. This New York City based duo of Maya Bennardo, violin, and Hannah Levinson, viola, first played to an eager crowd on Fire Island in the summer of 2012, and has since performed at venues such as The Stone, Firehouse Space and The Tank. andPlay has also appeared on the PLG Arts, East Bank New Music, Composer’s Voice, and the Concerts on the Slope series.

  http://andplayduo.com/

STREAMING LINK: http://vimeo.com/77887480

Contagious Sounds: andPlay Duo image
10:00PM  CONTAGIOUS SOUNDS: CONCERT BLACK
Vicky Chow, host

Domenica Fossati, flute;  Lisa Dowling, bassist;  Owen Weaver, percussion

Concert Black is a Brooklyn-based trio that draws upon its members’ diverse musical backgrounds for their song writing, improvisation, and commissioning of today’s emerging composers. The group has fashioned an individual sound through surprising instrumental combinations: layered loops and bass harmonics are interwoven with flute melodies, punctuated by drums, and tied together with ethereal three-part vocals.   http://www.theconcertblack.com

STREAMING LINK: www.youtube.com/watch?v=6bppf-bqTSQ

Friday
Mar 20
6:00PM  BEAT WRITERS : KEROUAC
hosted by Gordon Gilbert

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On the Road Again --- Back to Jack!

The second in a series of readings of the beat generation writers

A celebration of Jack Kerouac’s life and writings with personal remembrances and a reading of a selection of his works by local NYC poets & writers:

Stephen Bluestone, Patricia Carragon, Jack Cooper, Steve Dalachinsky,

Claire Fitzpatrick, Roxanne Hoffman, David Lawton, Michael Lydon,

Peter Martin, Roberto Mendoza, Frank Perero, Su Polo,

Leslie Prosterman, Griselda Steiner, Susan Weiman, and Jack Tricarico,

with music by Viennese saxophone player Edith Lettner.

There will be drawings for several of Jack Kerouac's books.

9:00PM & 10:30PM  BARRY ALTSCHUL, 3DOM FACTOR
Barry Altschul, drums;  Joe Fonda, bass;  Jon Irabagon, tenor sax
Barry Altschul, 3Dom Factor image

Legendary drummer and percussionist Barry Altschul has shared the stage with uncompromising artists such as Chick Corea, Dave Holland, Sam Rivers, Anthony Braxton, Paul Bley and many more. His current trio, the 3Dom Factor, released their debut record last year on TUM Records. Their follow-up CD, Tales of the Unforeseen, comes out this year, and Barry and crew celebrate its release tonight at the Cornelia St Cafe, featuring Joe Fonda on bass and Jon Irabagon on saxophone. They will be performing some jazz classics, some of Barry's originals as well as some free group improvisations.

Saturday
Mar 21
6:00PM  THE FLAME: FLAMENCO INFUSED JAZZ: INFLAME
Rebeca Vallejo, curator and host

Snehasish Mozumder, mandolin;  Ranendra Kumar Das, tabla;  Cristian Puig, flamenco guitar;  Peter Basil Bogdanos, flamenco cajon & percussion
The Flame: Flamenco Infused Jazz: InFlame image
World Music Boutique Productions presents 'The Flame: Flamenco Infused Jazz' monthly concert series. Tonight showcasing the work of InFlame.

Inflame combines classical Indian and traditional Flamenco forms as a launching pad for adventurous improvisation.

Formed in 2010, the quartet consists of north Indian mandolin, tabla, flamenco guitar and flamenco percussion. Recent performances include the Arts & Ideas festival in Connecticut, University of South Carolina, and University of West Virginia. Group members hail from Kolkata India, Bangladesh, Buenos Aires Argentina, and New York City. The group is proud to have presented their debut self-titled CD in October of 2013 at Alegrias en la Nacional in New York City.

  www.inflameclassic.com

9:00PM & 10:30PM  MAT MANERI & LUCIAN BAN NEW QUINTET
Mat Maneri, viola;  Tony Malaby, tenor sax;  Lucian Ban, piano;  Bob Stewart, tuba;  Randy Peterson, drums
Mat Maneri & Lucian Ban NEW QUINTET image

Grammy nominated violist Mat Maneri and Transylvanian expat pianist Lucian Ban (“Transylvanian Concert” ECM Records - an All About Jazz BEST OF 2013 album) premiered this quintet in March with a sold out double show at CSC. They return to the crime site for further explorations – this time with modern master Randy Peterson holding the drum chair. Featuring legendary tuba player Bob Stewart and improvising icon Tony Malaby on tenor & soprano saxophones. They have all worked together in many groups in the past, notably the award winning “Enesco Re-Imagined” project in the case of Maneri, Ban and Malaby, Tuba Project (Ban & Stewart), or Maneri & Peterson in various projects. The Guardian UK has called Lucian Ban “A name to watch” and All About Jazz has said that Mat Maneri “has changed the way jazz world listens to violin & viola” while the New York Times has described Tony Malaby as “A fountain of creative and energized improvising”. Bob Stewart is widely considered along Howard Johnson as responsible for bringing “new glory to the tuba” (NY Times) in modern jazz with collaborations with everybody from Gil Evans, Carla Bley to Arthur Blythe and Sonny Rollins. Add to the mix one of the masters of contemporary drumming Randy Peterson . . . . and you will be surely in for a treat surprise.

  www.lucianban.com www.myspace.com/matmaneri

Sunday
Mar 22
6:00PM  JESSE PARIS SMITH & FRIENDS
Karl Leone, host

Jesse Paris Smith, piano, percussion, composition
Jesse Paris Smith & Friends image

An intimate evening of musical and poetic collaborations between multi-instrumentalist Jesse Paris Smith and special guests. Hosted by Karl Leone.

  www.karlleone.tumblr.com www.facebook.com/jesseparis.smith

8:30PM  DUANE EUBANKS TRIO
Duane Eubanks, trumpet;  Dezron Douglas, bass;  Eric McPherson, drums
Duane Eubanks Trio image

As regular members of Duane Eubanks Quintet, The Trio has decided to probe the concepts that they developed as a band with open forms in mind. Trio allows each member to freely express themselves with no reason to withhold colorful musical ideas; Think post-bop with a twist of freedom!

"Eubanks is a consumate instrumental stylist and composer" ~Jazz Inside Magazine, Dec 2014

  www.duaneeubanks.com

Monday
Mar 23
6:00PM  S IS FOR SOUL SISTER
Cynthia Manick, curator; Ed Toney, host

Akinfe Fatou Ama Codjoe Elana Bell Kamilah Aisha Moon
S is for Soul Sister image

For a night of tales and poetry, join Soul Sister Revue for its spring show at Cornelia Street Café. Soul Sister Revue highlights those established and emerging poets who write in the narrative tradition of storytelling.

8:30PM  SIMON MULLIGAN
Simon Mulligan, piano;  Jon Burr, double bass
Simon Mulligan image

Simon Mulligan studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London before making his professional debut with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in 1992 aged just nineteen. Since then, Simon has performed in virtually every major concert venue around the world as either as a soloist or collaborator, recently enjoying great success and numerous media appearances with the Grammy Award winning violinist Joshua Bell, and other artists including Liza Minnelli, Sting, Van Morrison, and Dame Shirley Bassey.

Drum kit donated by
CANOPUS DRUMS, Japan

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Cover is given where known
Many spoken words events are free
There is always a one-drink minimum per set; times are door opening times