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ART ON THE WALLS

Photographs by Linda Zecchino

All art is for sale. Please inquire

Thursday
Mar 24
6:00PM  NEW WRITERS FORUM
hosted by Karen Gormandy


readers include Mary Lyon, Marilyn Schwartz, November Belford, Karen Gormandy, and Angelo Verga.
 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)
8:30PM  GNU VOX – OUR NEW VOCAL SERIES: MONIKA HEIDEMANN/YOON SUN CHOI
David Devoe, curator

Monica Heidemann, vocals;  Khabu Doung Young, guitar;  Matt Moran, vibraphone;  Massimo Biolcati, bass;  Take Toriyama, drums; 
4inObjects w/Yoon Sun Choi
, vocals; 
Jacob Sacks, piano;  David Ambrosio, bass;  Dan Weiss, drums
GNU VOX – Our New vocal series: Monika Heidemann/Yoon Sun Choi image
This unique series features both emerging and established vocalists in styles ranging from straight ahead, modern to avant-garde and free jazz. Each vocalist will present personal material that showcases their abilities as interpreters, improvisers, composers and arrangers. The Cornelia St. Cafe provides an intimate setting to hear these exceptional artists at a reasonable price!

Monika Heidemann blends jazz, rock and art-song into original compositions and poetic lyrics that are emotional, smart, and hip. Her warm, rich voice sings strong, mysterious melodies over music inspired by the improvisational element of jazz and her own musical vocabularies. She is supported by an all-star line-up of NYC musicians, Matt Moran-Vibes, Khabu Doug-Young- Guitar, Massimo Biolcati- Bass, and Take Toriyama- Drums. Monika is currenty recording her first solo, self-produced album to be released in the spring (with the above lineup). ?
"Possessed of a very fine voice and an original style, I consider Monika one of the most promising and talented young musicians that I know.?
-Steve Lacy, jazz saxophone

4inObjects is a collective that features Yoon Sun Choi on vocals. This quintet will be performing originals, pop tunes and the odd standard in ways that challenge the boundaries of progressive jazz.   www.yoonsunchoi.com

Friday
Mar 25
6:00PM  PINK PONY POETRY
Jackie Sheeler


Pink Pony Poetry: Jackie Sheeler's open mic poetry series with featured reader Cheryl B. arrive before 6 pm to sign up. $6 admission includes a *free* drink.
 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)
8:30PM  JOHN MCNEIL'S INSOMNIA BAND
John McNeil, trumpet;  Curtis Hasselbring, trombone;  Bill McHenry, tenor saxophone & clarinet;  Mike McGuirk, bass;  Ted Poor, drums
John McNeil's Insomnia Band image
John is back on the last friday of March, April and May, presenting a new project each time.

John McNeil's Insomnia  band first came into existence as an adaptation of the music on Sleep Won't Come, John's 2004 release on OmniTone.  The band's debut came at FONT (The Festival of New Trumpet Music) in August of 2004, and the music has since morphed into something very different. The Sleep Won't Come music is still represented, but there is now a body of music specific to Insomnia and written around the individual talents of players such as Curtis Hasselbring and Bill McHenry. 

Much of the Insomnia music is free, but held together with ensemble writing and thematic unity.  The key to success, as with all interactive music, is for the band members to have an overall compositional sense and a willingness to harness their own creativity to further the ends of the ensemble.  Finding people willing to check their egos at the door can be difficult, but bands like Insomnia prove it can be done. 
 Cover $10   www.mcneiljazz.com

Saturday
Mar 26
6:00PM  POETICALLY INCORRECT - THE AMERICAN-CARIBBEAN WRITERS
Martine Dominque & Johnny Chance Acevedo



 Cover $8 (includes one house drink)
8:30PM  WOLFGANG SCHALK QUARTET
Wolfgang Schalk, guitar;  Dave Kikoski, piano;  Andy McKee, bass;  Ian Froman, drums
Wolfgang Schalk Quartet image
Wolfgang Schalk will perform new compositions and songs from his upcoming album "Space Messengers," which will be Wolfgang’s fourth CD.

"A native of Austria who now lives in New York City, Schalk has garnered international acclaim as a talented composer and guitarist. His style is smooth and his sound exudes a harmonious and melodic voice that’s familiar and warm...(which is reminiscent of early an George Benson, with its rapid solo and chord runs)...The jazz guitar is a most beautiful and underrated instrument, and it’s nice to hear it in the hands of a capable musician such as Wolfgang Schalk".
-Allaboutjazz


 Cover $10   www.wolfgangschalk.com

Sunday
Mar 27
6:00PM  POETRY
Angelo Verga, host


poetry: David Friedman and Geoffrey Nutter
 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)
8:30PM  CHIP SHELTON QUINTET – CD RELEASE PARTY
Chip Shelton, flutes, vocals, percussion;  Roy Meriwether, piano;  Santi Debriano, bass;  George Gray , drums;  Lou Volpe, guitar;  PLUS SPECIAL GUESTS
Chip Shelton quintet – CD release party image
This CD release party celebrates the 5th Chip Shelton release, Have Flute Will Travel Stop 1, Berlin, recorded 10/03 at Berlin's A-Trane Jazz Club, and released 11/04 on Summit Records. It begins a unique series of live recordings around the world. A second outing to Cairo, Egypt, recorded 6/04, is slated for anticipated 2005 release.

The high-energy cast of NY-based, world-renowned musicians Chip has assembled for this Cornelia Steet re-enactment of the live-in-Berlin recording will cover many "musical bases" within the Jazz genre, flowing seamlessly between diverse feels: swing, waltz, latin, bossa, samba, reggae, soul, and more.    
 Cover $10   www.chipshelton.com www.summitrecords.com

STREAMING LINK: www.chipshelton.com/audio.htm

Monday
Mar 28
6:00PM  PROSE
Angelo Verga, host


prose from Barbara Sutter's first book "Small World"
 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)
8:30PM  21 CENTURY SCHIZOID MUSIC PRESENTS: JOEL HARRISON
Joel Harrison, guitar/electronics/composer;  David Binney, sax/electronics;  Todd Reynolds, violin/electronics;  Dana Leong, cello/trombone;  Stephan Crump, bass ;  Dan Weis, drums
21 century schizoid music presents: <b>Joel Harrison</b> image
Joel Harrison: New Compositions for mixed use ensemble

Harrison will perform new compositions in set one, including previews of a large scale piece for string quartet, woodwinds, and rhythm section, made possible by a NYSCA grant. The emphasis will be on combining extensive notation with improvisational passages in a multi-genre work that some parts Jazz, New Music, and Folk Song.

The second set will emphasize improvisation, and include extensive use of electronics. Think of set one as daily life, and set two dreaming about daily life.

Members of this ensemble are involved or have performed  with Henry Threadgill, Ethel String quartet, Uri Caine, Chris Potter, Kenny Werner. Harrison is best known for his groundbreaking work with Free Country, a group of which the Irish Times said, "This is the music of the future."
 Cover $10   www.joelharrison.com

Tuesday
Mar 29
6:00PM  ITALIAN TRANSLATORS
Gil Fagiani, host


poems in Italian & in English translation: Gil Fagiani hosts Mia Lecomte, Luigi Bonaffini, Joseph Perricone and Peter Carravetta.
 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)
8:30PM  ALLISON MILLER'S TILT
Shane Endsley, trumpet;  Mark Small, tenor saxophone;  Thompson Kneeland, bass;  Allison Miller, drums and toys
Allison Miller's tilt image
Come and hang with Allison. She will be introducing her new band, TILT.

They will be playing original music from their upcoming release. This chordless quartet naturally play as "one" weaving in and out of eachother’s musical space with magic and trust. Shane and Mark conduct playful interplay while supporting eachother exactly when needed. Thomson lays down a strong foundation and takes the band on a new and interesting harmonic journey. Allison is then free to interact with all as she catapolts the band with her endless rhythmcic energy.

TILT explores free jazz, sonic sounds and space, odd meter, and groove music....approaching
 Cover $10   www.allisonmiller.com www.foxhavenrecords.com

Wednesday Mar 30 6:00PM  ADDICTIVE STORIES
Karen Heuler, host


Addictive Stories : What’s the difference between liking something and liking it too much? Stories about going too far with people and things, hosted by Karen Heuler and featuring Jim Mason, Ginny Gilroy, Jennifer Sears, and John Kane.
 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)
Thursday
Mar 31
6:00PM  SIMON LOEKLE WILL READ POEMS BY WOMEN
Angelo Verga, host


Saturday morning WBAI radio producer renders poetry by women. we think edna st vincent millay will make an appearance, maybe. Loekle, will read (in his own operatic way) poems by women. Loekle's Stand Up Academy program is called “Ladies Night” (which hopefully won't offend new age puritans or the politically correct).
 Cover $10 (includes one house drink)
8:30PM  XIMO TEBAR & THE CHAMPS
Ximo Tébar, guitar;  Dario Boente, piano & keyboards;  Ricky Rodriguez, bass;  Victor Jones, drums
Ximo Tebar & THE CHAMPS image
The Witchcraft of Jazz
The Champs is the new project by Ximo Tebar. This eclectic guitarist from Valencia is held by the specialized media as one of the best European jazz musicians. Each and every of his concerts is a delight for jazz and fusion lovers alike. The spectacular tandem Tebar-Bargad-Edwards produces truly elitist results by mixing sequences of pure jazz with fusion related sounds that both jazz lovers and lay audiences will enjoy.

Ximo is a new trailblazer for jazz guitar and a major new voice for the classic organ trio. He has a fresh approach to single-lines. His ideas are never boring and his powerhouse technique is inspiring. His destiny is apparent from the moment you here him play. The amazing thing is that Ximo was born and raised in Spain, which makes him a phenomenon.
George Benson, January 2005
Liner-notes CD Goes Blue

"In a lifetime there will always be personalities that stands out from the rest of humanity because of superior talent. Musically, Ximo Tebar is one of them. He has an uncanny, pervasive, tasty, harmonic and melodic concept that never overdoes any one thing so much as to make it boring and meaningless. If at this point you have not yet heard Ximo Tebar give release to his amazing guitar artistry from the vortex of his expansive, creative imagination into the medium of the air, it would be as self deprivation of the highest degree. Listen to him! He’s astounding.”
Benny Golson, New York City, May 13, 2004
Liner Notes CD The Champs
 Cover $10   www.ximotebar.com

Drum kit donated by
CANOPUS DRUMS, Japan

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