* Cover is given where known
* There is a one-drinkminimum per set
* Reservations for shows downstairs can only be made by phone:212-989-9319
Mixed Media by LUIS ZIMAD LAMBOY
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Make Music New York Inc. is a NYC-based nonprofit that organizes two annual, participatory musical celebrations:
Make Music New York on June 21st, the summer solstice, and Make Music Winter on December 21st, the winter
solstice. Since its founding in 2006, MMNY has partnered with more than 1,000 community organizations and
local businesses to present over 6,500 free concerts for audiences of hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers,
giving countless musicians the opportunity to perform for friends, neighbors, and strangers on streets, parks,
and plazas throughout the five boroughs.
"Bryan and the Aardvarks specializes in an unabashedly pretty strain of postbop, chamberlike and euphonious." -- Nate Chinen, New York Times
Brittany Velotta is a New York based actress, traveling gypsy, and believer in all good things. This year, she has
written and performed two versions of Long Journey to the Middle: A One Woman Show Cabaret at the Laurie
Beechman Theatre with her six piece band. Last year, Brittany made her New York debut as Snooks Keane in the
tantalizing Off Broadway revival of Moose Murders. She is excited to return to Cornelia Street Cafe for the second
time with her show ARE YOU THERE, MORGAN FREEMAN? Joining her will be Shannon Ford on drums, Simon
Kafka on bass, Will Shuler on piano, Hannah Dowdy, Anne Wentworth, and Jennifer Theriot : Vocals.
“This is cutting edge contemporary music built on compositional depth and improvisational expertise with a strong, cohesive core. Call it fluid iron: powerful, yet flexible in its outlook, capable of an electrifying impact.”
The group will present "challenging , probing , propulsive postbop music that is as dense and alive and enveloping as a forest"--Britt Robson (Jazz Times)
Our series continues with creators of new opera joining forces to deliver contemporary arias and scenes (with a
little musical theatre thrown in for good measure!). Writers Rick Bassett, Leanna Kirchoff, George Lam, Zach
Redler and Sara Cooper, and Mark Sonnenblick represent the John Duffy Composers Institute, American Opera
Projects, and Rhymes With Opera. Special guests from Manhattan School of Music will perform excerpts of Rachel
Peters’s own opera-in-progress, Companionship.
Additional Performances by Elisabeth Halliday, Trevor James, Billy Kiessling, Christiana Little, and Arri Simon.
With Rick Bassett and Zach Redler at the keys.
Miriam Nash spent her early years living on an island off the west coast of Scotland. Her poetry has taken her to the USA, Singapore and across the UK, where she has been published in Magma, Brand and Generations Magazine and performed at Tate Britain, Singaporeʼs Esplanade and Chicagoʼs Green Mill. She has been an active part of the UK and Singapore poetry scenes, leading workshops in schools and producing large-scale poetry projects for young people. In 2012 she was awarded a Fulbright scholarship to study poetry at Sarah Lawrence College in New York. Her debut chapbook, Small Change, is published by Flipped Eye Publishing. http://miriamnash.com/
Sam Selinger is currently studying in the MFA program at New York University. His poems have been published in The Wallace Stevens Journal, Grey Magazine, Explosion-Proof, and Bat City Review, among other places. He is originally from Chicago, and lives in Brooklyn.
Iva Ticic is a Croatian transplant to New York. This makes her an internationally published, bilingual poet whose poetry focuses mainly on the confessional, the feminist, and the postmodern. She holds MAs in American Literature and Public Speaking from the University of Zagreb, Croatia and is presently finishing her MFA in poetry at Sarah Lawrence College. Iva is passionate about the written and spoken word as well as about promoting the power of literature in inspiring the lives of young women and girls. This passion has recently taken her to Central America where in Honduras she taught orphaned girls creative writing. For the second year in a row, she is proud to be one of AAUW's international fellows. Follow her on twitter @IvaHasWords
Micah Zevin currently lives with his wife, a playwright in Bronx, N.Y. He is a librarian for the Queens Library in Astoria, Queens, New York. He has most recently published poems in The Runaway Parade, www.keepthisbagawayfromchildren.com and Killing The Angel. He is attending the New School towards his MFA in poetry to be completed in Spring 2014.
“Though her approach has earned her comparisons to Gretchen Parlato and Becca Stevens, the similarities are superficial. Like Parlato, she’s an assured technician with a whole bag of impressive tricks. Like Stevens and, for that matter, Esperanza Spalding, she has an affinity for folk. But …she’s got her own thing, and it’s very much worth listening to.” -Jon Garelick, Arts Fuse USA
“[Schrire] is a talented singer who's also a serious musician, very committed to her art, never afraid to try out something new in her own irrepressible style.” -Alison Bentley, London Jazz (UK)
Jennifer often leaves her brood to entertain the troops. She has performed in over 300 military shows in Iraq,
Afghanistan, Haiti, Bosnia, Kosovo, Macedonia, UAE, Djibouti, Bahrain, Qatar, Kyrgyzstan, Kuwait, Korea,
Kwajelean, Guam, Japan, Iceland and dozens of other countries.
It was during these trips to war zones that Jennifer added the title documentary filmmaker to her list of jobs.
Jennifer’s powerful directorial debut: “Forgotten Voices: Women in Bosnia” has received critical acclaim and has
been invited to screen at film festivals worldwide. Several universities including Harvard and UCLA have included
“Forgotten Voices: Women in Bosnia” as part of their curriculum.
"The Israeli-born pianist Anat Fort's second CD with her trio is turbulent but spare, knife-edged but tender,
brimming with melodic hooks that loop in sinuous shapes and a slightly klezmeric insouciance.-- Fred Kaplan,
Slate magazines 10 best albums of 2010.
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