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Djelloul Marbrook is the author of two books of poetry, Far from Algiers (2008, Kent State University Press, winner of 2007 Wick Prize and 2010 Internationa Book Award in poetry), and Brushstrokes and glances (2011, Deerbrook Editions) and three novellas: Saraceno (2012, Bliss Plot Press), Artemisia’s Wolf (2011, Prakash Books), and Alice Miller’s Room (1999, OnlineOriginals). Guest Boy, the first volume of his fiction trilogy, Light Piercing Water, is forthcoming in April 2012 by Mira Publishing House (UK). His short fiction has been published in Orbis (UK), Breakfast All Day (UK), Potomac Review (Maryland) and Prima Materia (New York). Recent poems were published by American Poetry Review, Barrow Street, From the Fishouse, Oberon, Northport Journal, Meadowland Review, The Same, Reed, The Ledge, Poemeleon, Poets Against War, Fledgling Rag, Daylight Burglary, Le Zaporogue, Atticus Review, Long Island Quarterly, ReDactions, Istanbul Literary Review, Arabesques Literary and Cultural Review, Damazine, Perpetuum Mobile, Attic, and Chronogram. A retired newspaper editor and Navy veteran, he lives in Manhattan and the mid-Hudson Valley with his wife, Marilyn. His literary and cultural blog is at www.djelloulmarbrook.com
Alyssa Pelish writes and edits in New York. She's a regular contributor to 3 Quarks Daily and PopMatters, has reviewed literature for Rain Taxi and books for Science Magazine, and is Director of Publications at a New York based non-profit. Her current fiction project is part YA novel, part paranormal tale, part environmental disaster, all sympathy, and otherwise known as Uncanny Valley High.
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“Walter is reshaping what jazz singing is all about. He is opening up familiar material to the most adventurous kinds of interpretation, while continuing to engage and entertain his audiences…he is an original in an art overpopulated with copycats.” – Don Heckman, LA Times – Live Jazz review from the Jazz Bakery April-2008
$25.00 includes a drink
Praised for his ‘well-defined, tightly executed compositions’ (Glasgow Herald), New York saxophonist and composer Ben Bryden is a rising star in improvised music whose work is recognized in Europe and the US. After honing his skills at Manhattan School of Music, as well as venues such as Zinc, The Iridium and Le Poisson Rouge, Ben has appeared with Kenny Wollesen’s ‘Wollesonics’ and ‘Himalayas’ as well as guesting with the Dan Weiss Trio and Les Paul.
"Quite a talent...One of the rising stars of the UK Jazz scene" - BBC Radio Scotland
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“A dynamic and soulful musician, both as a trumpet player and a composer. John Raymond uses his knowledge of the jazz tradition to forge a style that honors the masters of our music as well as being creative, unpredictable and compelling. John has a unique voice, and he is definitely saying something that is worth listening to." --Jon Faddis, World-Renown Trumpeter & Educator
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Dearie was a unique and inimitable singer whose legacy of material is fresh, hip, smart, and sassy. Maynard styles her show in a mid-Century modern cabaret to inform and entertain.
$10.00 cover plus $10.00 minimum
$25 (includes a drink)
Mary Armstrong, winner of the 2011 SHP Chapbook Competition, reading from her prizewinning collection, Burn Pit.
Susana H. Case, SHP author and professor at the New York Institute of Technology, reading from her latest chapbook, The Guide of Practical Sexual Advice.
Barbara Fischer, SHP Advisory Committee Member and winner of the 2011 T.S. Elliot Prize for Poetry for her novel-in-verse, Mutiny Gallery.
Merv Taylor, professor at The New School, reading from his latest collection, No Back Door.
Margo Stever Editor of Slapering Hol Press, reading from her new chapbook The Hudson Line.
Meredith Trede, Editor of Toadlilly Press reading from her recent book, Field Theory.
”While everyone is accorded solo space, this is genuine ensemble music, with the arrangements for Gallo’s original compositions emphasizing alert interplay, multi-linear improvisation and rapid shifts in density and tone.”-- Peter Margasak, Downbeat.
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This month features vocalist Brinda Manickavasakam, a top disciple of the respected and celebrated vocalist, Neyveli Santhanagopalan. Brinda is blessed with a sweet voice and is adept at expressing herself with refined classicism. She has performed in many of the major sabhas (venues) in India as well as in the US. This is a concert not to be missed, as Brinda is based in Washington DC and will only be performing one concert in the NYC area. She will be accompanied on violin by a newcomer to Cornelia Street, Smitha Krishnan. Our very own, Akshay Anantapadmanabhan, will accompany on mridangam.
The CONTEXTUAL trio, with the drummer extraordinaire Ari Hoenig and young luminary Gilad Hekselman, will allure the audience with powerful compositions and tasteful improvisations.
Petros Klampanis debut album CONTEXTUAL was released by Inner Circle Music label last April and has received rave reviews.
"A formidable player and composer, bassist Petros Klampanis, now a member of Greg Osby’s stable at Inner Circle, makes his auspicious Stateside debut with Contextual"-Jazztimes Magazine/Bill Milkowski.
Emily Elizabeth, vocalist from the heart of the United States was immersed in music from childhood. She studied classical piano and voice throughout her upbringing and was drawn to jazz after hearing Maynard Ferguson and his Big Bop Nouveau Band live in Chapman, Kansas.
In the fall of 2009 Emily moved to New York City jazz scene to attend the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music to pursue a Bachelor of Fine Arts. She has studied with Junior Mance, Richard Harper, Janet Lawson and Amy London as well as worked with Sirius XM's Mark Ruffin. Some of Emily Elizabeth's appearances include the Garage Restaurant, NY, NY The Cornelia Street Cafe NY, NY and Miles' Cafe, NY, NY.
Daisy began her solo career performing a concerto at the Royal Albert Hall in London at the age of 14. Since then she has toured the world, recorded the music for the Hollywood Films Spanglish and The Road to El Dorado, signed to BMG RCA Victor, and recorded six albums. After opening the Vienna Festival twice before 30,000 people, she is currently on tour with the Daisy Jopling Band playing modern arrangements of great classical pieces.
"Daisy Jopling plays classical music with the energy and spontaneity of a rock musician. She has a lyrical intensity that seems to reach inside you with each stroke of the bow."
- Tom Morris, Tony Award Winner 2011 for Best Director of War Horse
Kyla Marshell is an alumna of Spelman College. She is the winner of the Edith A. Hambie Poetry Award, given at Spelman through the Academy of American Poets, and the Zora Neale Hurston-Langston Hughes Award, endowed by Alice Walker. She has been a resident at the Vermont Studio Center artists colony, and is a Cave Canem fellow. Her poetry and prose appear in Mythium, The November 3rd Club, Zora & Alice, XhibitP.com, and The Revivalist, and poems are forthcoming in PMS poemmemoirstory and CALYX Journal. She lives in Brooklyn, and attends the MFA program in Creative Writing at Sarah Lawrence College.
Jennifer Nelson lives in Flushing, where she writes a dissertation in art history and serves as the poetry editor of Epiphany magazine (www.epiphanyzine.com). Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Volt, Handsome, Action, Yes, 6x6, Forget Magazine, RealPoetik, and elsewhere. She formerly curated this very series.
A native of Chicago, IL, Dave McNamara received his MFA in Acting at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and an MFA in Poetry at The New School. His poems have appeared on The Best American Poetry Blog, Flying Fish, and the anthology Why I Am Not a Painter. Dave is also the author of blackmountainreviewed.wordpress.com: a blog devoted to the Black Mountain, Beat and New York School poets. Dave is a member of Actor’s Equity and lives in Crown Heights with his wife.
Sean Edgley is a native of the San Francisco Bay Area currently getting his MFA at City College. He has spent several years working and traveling in Europe and Asia. He has poetry forthcoming in the spring issue of Literary Bohemian and is working on translations of contemporary Korean poetry, as well as a futurist screenplay set in China, inspired by Nabokov's Invitation to a Beheading.
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