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ART ON THE WALLS

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.

Tuesday
Mar 24
6:00PM  NAVARRO / SAMPLE
Alex Navarro, piano;  Nick Sample, bass;  Robyn Cornish, vocals;  Chase Baird, tenor saxophone;  Fred Kennedy, drums
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Long time collaborators and friends, pianist Alex Navarro and bassist Nick Sample share there individual and collective compositions along with reinterpretations of jazz standards and pop tunes. Both artists draw from their respective musical wells, Navarro showcasing his Peruvian roots through his rhythmic choices and lyrical melodies while Sample keeps the legacy of his father, Joe Sample, alive through soulful, passionate and groove-centered playing.

  www.alexnavarromusic.com

8:30PM  KYLE NASSER, CD RELEASE: RESTIVE SOUL
Kyle Nasser, tenor sax;  Jeff Miles, guitar;  Dov Manski, piano;  John Tate, bass;  Rodrigo Recabarren, drums
Kyle Nasser, CD Release: Restive Soul image

Kyle Nasser releases Restive Soul, his debut album as a leader.

"The compositions that comprise Restive Soul combine fervent jazz playing by Nasser’s quintet with elements from Nasser’s intensive study of western classical music. But this is no Third Stream hybrid, wearing its “classical” inspirations on its sleeve; instead, Nasser seamlessly assimilates counterpoint and long-form harmonic development into electrifying modern jazz pieces." - Shaun Brady

  www.kylenasser.com

Wednesday Mar 25
6:00PM  FARID BITAR PRESENTING-FATOOSH ENSEMBLE-FUZZY LINES
Farid Bitar Carmela Tal Baron Marcia Kannery Jerry Rodriguez David Worko
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Reciting a new collection of poems from an upcoming book titled 'FUZZY LINES', by Farid Bitar-A Palestinian/American poet-activist, Jerusalem bound, author of 'Footprints in the Mist-A Palestinian soul' in 2011, Editor of 'Treasury of Arabic Love' in 1997, a recording artist of two CD'S titled 'FATOOSH' & 'SHUTAT'.

Readers: Carmela Tal Baron-Israeli/American poet-Marcia Kannery American/Israeli-founder of the Dialogue and a poet.

Introducing an upcoming band-

Rhonnie Tsunami, on Drums -Jerry Rodriguez, Guitar- David Worko & Vocals. Farid Bitar-Percussion & Harmonica

  www.wdesginplanet.com/demo3 www.rhonnietsunami.band.com

8:30PM  YUHAN SU QUINTET
Yuhan Su, vibraphone, comp.;  Matt Holman, trumpet, flugelhorn;  Kenji Herbert, guitar;  Petros Klampanis, bass;  Nathan Ellman-Bell, drums
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An amalgamation of complexity, intensity and emotional resonance, Yuhan Su quintet is brining the music from Yuhan’s upcoming second album release ‘A Room of One’s Own’.

A native of Taiwan, New York based-vibraphonist Yuhan Su's debut album as leader, Flying Alone has been released to widespread approval. Flying Alone received numerous music awards and nominations, including ‘Best Jazz Album of the Year’, ‘Best New Artist’, ’ Best Jazz Single’ from the 2013 Golden Indie Music Award and ‘Best Performance Album of the year’, ’Best Composer Award’ from 2013 Golden Melody Award in Taiwan, and “Best Release of 2013” by All about Jazz.

Each tune of Flying Alone, the debut album from Taiwanese vibraphonist Yuhan Su, has a distinct personality. Yuhan's compositions are tied together by intelligence, sensitivity and a haunting sense of tenderness. -- Brad Farberman, Downbeat Magazine

Thursday
Mar 26
6:00PM  THE OBOE THROUGH TIME
Frederick Katzenberg, oboe;  Gary Klein, piano
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Oboist Frederick Katzenberg will be accompanied by pianist Gary Klein in a program of music of the baroque period (J.S. Bach, Rameau), classical period (Matthes), romantic period (Schumann, Chopin [piano solo], and Nielsen), and 20th Century (Hanson).

8:30PM  NATE RADLEY QUARTET
Nate Radley, guitar;  Loren Stillman, alto sax;  Matt Pavolka, bass;  Ted Poor, drums
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The Nate Radley quartet returns to Cornelia Street Cafe in support of their new CD "Morphoses" on Fresh Sound/New Talent.

“A perceptive young guitarist with an introspective but assertive style” - Nate Chinen, New York Times

"One of the tastiest and most consistent players on the scene." - David R. Adler, New York City Jazz Record

Friday
Mar 27
6:00PM  NIGHT IN THE NAKED CITY 3: THE NEW AMSTERDAM LIBERATION FRONT
Eric Alter Peter Carlaftes Steve Dalachinsky Thomas Fucaloro Aimee Herman Matthew Hupert Jane Lecroy Puma Perl Fred Simpson George Wallace
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New York has always been a magnet, drawing in Talent from around the world. Now come listen to some Voices that began here with our 3rd annual celebration of Native New York poets

9:00PM & 10:30PM  SCOTT DUBOIS QUARTET
Scott DuBois, guitar;  Jon Irabagon, tenor, soprano sax;  Eivind Opsvik, bass;  Kresten Osgood, drums
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Guitarist Scott DuBois’ music is described by Jazz Times as “fascinating”, by Cadence Magazine as “exceptional…faultless, a perfect gem” and by AllAboutJazz New York as “captivating music for the meditative thinker”. He has recorded two CDs with David Liebman for the historic Soul Note record label and three CDs for Sunnyside Records. His most recent CD, Landscape Scripture (2012), was named one of the Top Ten Jazz Albums of 2012 by National Public Radio. DuBois was selected as a Semi-Finalist in the 2005 Thelonious Monk Jazz Competition. New York City’s Downtown Music Gallery wrote that Scott is, “one of the best and most adventurous guitarists in New York City”, and Spain’s largest jazz media source, Tomajazz.com, calls Scott, “one of the best modern jazz guitarists.”

***** (5 stars) “Wonderful, evocative…a profound delight.”-- DownBeat Magazine (Paul de Barros)

  www.scottdubois.com www.jonirabagon.com

Saturday
Mar 28
6:00PM  KOSI: JAZZ STANDARDS AND ORIGINALS
Kosi, vocals
Kosi: Jazz Standards And Originals image

She's more than just a drama queen. She's got piercing eyes and a voice that's larger than her body. But, small as she is, she won't fit in a box. She switches styles more quickly than you can follow. First she's jazz, then she's blues, then she's rock, but always powerful. You definitely want to hear this girl sing... if you can handle it.

  kosi-sings.com

9:00PM & 10:30PM  JOHN HEBERT TRIO
John Hebert , bass;  Dayna Stephens, tenor sax;  Eric McPherson, drums;  Michaël Attias, alto sax

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Sunday
Mar 29
6:00PM  BARRY WALLENSTEIN & FRIENDS: AN EVENING OF POETRY AND MUSIC
Angelo Verga

Barry Wallenstein, poet;  Massimo Cavalli , Special Guest Musician – visiting from Lisbon, Portugal;  Neal Haiduck, clarinet;  Ken Filiano, bass;  Vincent Chancey, french horn
Barry Wallenstein & friends: An Evening of Poetry and Music image
Back from a well deserved respite Professor Wallenstein delivers new poems (Cd's for sale) and some old favorites.

$ 15 includes a drink, students $ 8 includes a drink

(212) 989-9319 Reservations suggested

8:30PM  MARTIN NEVIN GROUP
Tom Finn, alto sax;  Matt Marantz, tenor sax;  Sam Harris, piano;  Martin Nevin, bass;  Craig Weinrib, drums

Bassist Martin Nevin, often known as a sideman, will present an evening featuring his original compositions. The band is comprised of some of Martin's closest friends and collaborators. The music will be a blend of Martin’s uniquely understated musical vision and the strong voices of his bandmates.

“Bassist Martin Nevin’s wide beat, thick sound, and soulful baring bring heart to this music.” - Dan Bilawsky (All About Jazz)

  http://martinnevinbass.com

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Monday
Mar 30
6:00PM  BENNINGTON WRITERS - BOSTON NIGHT
V. Hansmann, host

Askold Melnyczuk, featured reader;  William Pierce Jeffrey Perkins Maura Anthony Snell
BENNINGTON WRITERS  -  Boston Night image

Askold Melnyczuk’s first novel, What Is Told, was a New York Times 'Notable Book'; his second, The Ambassador of the Dead, was selected as one of the 'Best Books of the Year' by The Los Angeles Times; the most recent, The House of Widows, was chosen by the American Libraries Association’s Booklist as an 'Editor’s Choice'. He’s received numerous awards for his fiction, as well as for his editorial work as founding editor of Agni and Arrowsmith Press. Melnyczuk’s finishing a new novel, Recovering Virgins. An Associate Professor in the MFA Program at the University of Massachusetts, he also teaches at the Bennington Writing Seminars, and has taught as well at Boston University and Harvard.

  vleecker.com

8:30PM  JUDI SILVANO 'S MY DANCE, CD RELEASE WITH PIANIST MICHAEL ABENE
Judi Silvano, voice;  Michael Abene, piano
Judi Silvano 's MY DANCE, CD Release with pianist Michael Abene image

MY DANCE is a collection of Judi Silvano's original songs in collaborative arrangements with veteran pianist Michael Abene. Each tune has a story of its own and while some have lyrics, others leave the story to the listener's imagination. Here are two improvisers are at the top of their game. Come share the moment!

"This is a great record by the American singer Judi Silvano. With pianist Michael Abene, the two illustrate what is the "Songbook of Silvano": the vision of life and love of the singer. These two musicians are navigating together: the art of improvisation in its essence. The rhythms used are those of jazz with two artists of great skill improvising on their instruments. While making music they are really telling their stories. " Vittorio Lo Conte (musiczoom.it)

  www.judisilvano.com

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