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ART ON THE WALLS

Monday
Mar 09
6:00PM  BROTHER/SISTER POETS
Veronica Golos Angelo Verga
Brother/Sister Poets image
The news that stays new, from the gutters to the sky, two of our favorite poets, battle-tested veterans of the poetry wars, whose words overlap in significant ways, share an evening of new poems.

Veronica Golos is an accomplished poet, teacher, editor, curator, and activist. Her early writing was inspired by blues singers Billy Holiday, Nina Simone, Mahalia Jackson, and the gospel and protest songs of the 1960’s. Her own poetry looks beneath the “accepted truths” to investigate other possible perceptions. Veronica’s first book, A Bell Buried Deep (Story Line Press) was a co-winner of the 2004 Nicholas Roerich Poetry Prize. Her chapbook, No Ordinary Women, was adapted for stage in New York’s Theatre Row, and at Claremont Theological Seminary in California. Her latest book, Vocabulary of Silence (Red Hen Press), won the 2011 New Mexico Book Award, for best single book of poetry.

A New Yorker by birth and a graduate of City College of New York, Veronica’s teaching spans decades and is diverse: from the use of Haiku for incarcerated teens in Riker’s Island Prison, to memoir for Nazi holocaust survivors. She’s lectured on “How to Teach Poetry to Young Children” at Hunter College, the Teacher’s College of Columbia University and Colorado State.

Angelo Verga - Poet, teacher, editor, manuscript doctor, curator of innumerable literary events, Angelo Verga's sixth collection is a long poem set in the crooked footpaths of lower Manhattan, Praise for What Remains , Three Rooms Press, 2009. He has been widely published anthologized and translated.

His previous books include A Hurricane Is, Jane Street Press (2002), and 33 New York City Poems, Booklyn (2005).

8:30PM  THE FRIKATIV QUARTET
Sarah Bernstein, violin/composition;  Scott Tixier, violin;  Stephanie Griffin, viola;  Malcolm Parson, cello
The Frikativ Quartet image Peter Gannushkin
The Frikativ Quartet presents compositions by Sarah Bernstein for improvising string quartet. Four inventive and soloistic musicians create a sound that taps the orchestral power of string ensembles and the agility of the jazz quartet. With Scott Tixier, violin, Sarah Bernstein, violin, Stephanie Griffin, viola, Malcolm Parson, cello.

  sarahbernstein.com

Tuesday
Mar 10
6:00PM  NEW YORK STORY EXCHANGE
Barbara Aliprantis, host

Michele Carlo Nicole Ferraro Jeff Rose
New York Story Exchange image

New York, “the city that never sleeps,” where everyone has a story to tell…

New York STORY Exchange Returns! New Format and Rotating Hosts. Tonight’s Host: Barbara Aliprantis Featured tellers: Introducing our Rotating Hosts Michele Carlo, Nicole Ferraro, Jeff Rose.

Open Telling: 3 for 5 (3 volunteer tellers, 5 minutes each); sign-up by 6:10 PM

8:30PM  MICHEL REIS QUARTET, CD RELEASE: CAPTURING THIS MOMENT
Michel Reis, piano, comp.;  Aaron Kruziki, reeds;  Eddy Khaimovich, bass;  Jonas Burgwinkel, drums
Michel Reis Quartet, CD Release: Capturing This Moment image

Exactly two years after the debut of the Michel Reis Quartet at Double Moon Records ("Hidden Meaning", DMCHR 71115), their next album is being released. It again follows a central theme, which is pivotal for Michel Reis; compositions with romantic, almost melancholic melodies permeate the album, which has been created as a "total art work". Each piece is interpreted as a story in itself and for the recording as a whole. You can hardly ignore that the composition is the starting point and center as the focal point for all involved. Only then do the things that distinguish jazz and make it unique come into play: spontaneous, rich in ideas and even "transient" improvisation based on the given harmonies.

Reis compares that with the work of a photographer; the later plans his shots with set objects at a certain place. However, a good photographer will take snapshots of situations spontaneously that are not planned, which he encounters on the way. Consequently, "Capturing This Moment" is a very appropriate title for this album. Michel Reis has again succeeded in creating an extremely convincing album with top-rate band members who interact fantastically. The Luxembourger Michel Reis first studied classical piano and then jazz piano in his native country before moving to Boston in the country of jazz's origins. He was not only able to study under many known jazz musicians, but also to perform with them: from Dave Holland to Joe Lovano and Esperanza Spalding. Michel Reis lives between New York and Europe and is constantly on tour with his different projects. This "extraordinary pianist" (Down Beat) will certainly go his own way!

  www.michelreis.com

Wednesday Mar 11
6:00PM  INTERCULTURAL POETRY
Andrey Gritsman, host

David Lehman Ilya Bernstein Bob Holman Alex Cigale Elizabeth Hodges Misha Semenov Larissa Shmailo
Intercultural Poetry image

Victory over the Sun, Futurism, and Russian Silver Age Poetry in Translation

Tonight, iconoclastic Russian theater and poetry of the Russian Silver age will be celebrated at the Cornelia Street Café with a star-studded program of new translations and original poetry.

8:30PM  BEN VAN GELDER SEPTET
Ben van Gelder, alto sax;  Adam O' Farrill, trumpet;  Kyle Wilson, tenor sax;  Peter Schlamb, vibraphone;  Sam Harris, piano;  Matt Brewer, bass;  Craig Weinrib, drums

This concert will feature music that was commissioned by the Jazz Gallery last summer. Ben van Gelder brings to the club an extended group that is composed of some of New York's most talented musicians.

Ben van Gelder Septet image
Thursday
Mar 12
6:00PM  SLAPERING HOL PRESS: A READING
Suzanne Cleary Jennifer Franklin Sean Nevin Richard Parisio Margo Taft Stever David Tucker
Slapering Hol Press: A Reading image

Slapering Hol Press is proud to present Richard Parisio reading from his chapbook, The Owl Invites Your Silence. Parisio is the 2014 recipient of the SHP Sanger-Stewart Award. He will read with SHP Co-Editors, Jennifer Franklin (Looming, 2015) and Margo Taft Stever (Lunatic Ball, 2015). SHP poets and Advisory Committee members: Suzanne Cleary (Beauty Mark, 2013), Lynn McGee (Heirloom Bulldog 2015), and David Tucker (Late for Work, 2006) will read from their new work.

8:30PM  HARRIS EISENSTADT AND GOLDEN STATE
Marty Ehrlich Sara Schoenbeck Eivind Opsvik Harris Eisenstadt
Harris Eisenstadt and Golden State image Chris Cameron

Eisenstadt convenes a rare NYC appearance of his chamber jazz group Golden State in celebration of their March 2015 release Golden State II (Songlines).

“Pure magic… a rare compositional talent… rigorous and serious, but played with a certain degree of levity by a quartet clearly enjoying itself.”-- John Kelman, All About Jazz

  www.harriseisenstadt.com

Friday
Mar 13
6:00PM  AUTUMN HOUSE ANTHOLOGY: A READING
James Tolan, host

Jan Beatty Ed Ochester Alicia Ostriker Martha Rhodes Sheryl St. Germain Philip Terman
Autumn House Anthology: A reading image

A book launch for the 3rd edition of The Autumn House Anthology of Contemporary American Poetry.

9:00PM & 10:30PM  MICHAEL FORMANEK'S CHEATING HEART
Tim Berne, alto sax;  Brian Settles, tenor saxophone, flute;  Jacob Sacks, piano;  Michael Formanek, bass;  Dan Weiss, drums

This version of Cheating Heart is a quintet with Time Berne, Brian Settles, Jacob Sax, and Dan Weiss. A few days after these performances the group will fly to Portugal and Italy to participate in concerts and festivals including the Bergamo Jazz Festival in Bergamo, Italy.

Michael Formanek's Cheating Heart  image
Saturday
Mar 14
6:00PM  ITALIAN AMERICAN WRITERS ASSOCIATION
Maria Lisella, Gil Fagiani hosts

Amy Barone Albert Tacconelli
Italian American Writers Association image

Italian American Writers Association Literary Reading. Since 1991, IAWA has given voice to writers through its literary series every second Saturday of the month. IAWA East is held even months at Sidewalk Café and IAWA West continues at Cornelia Street Café on odd months.

  www.iawa.net

9:00PM & 10:30PM  MICHAEL FORMANEK
Tim Berne, alto sax;  Brian Settles, tenor saxophone, flute;  Jacob Sacks, piano;  Michael Formanek, bass;  Dan Weiss, drums

This version of Cheating Heart is a quintet with Time Berne, Brian Settles, Jacob Sax, and Dan Weiss. A few days after these performances the group will fly to Portugal and Italy to participate in concerts and festivals including the Bergamo Jazz Festival in Bergamo, Italy.

Michael Formanek image
Sunday
Mar 15
6:00PM  SINGING THE STORIES OF THE WEST
Cowboy Ernie Sites,
SINGING THE STORIES OF THE WEST  image

Enjoy an evening with singer-songwriter Cowboy Ernie Sites: Traditional American root music, folk music, poetry, and stories combined with humor, guitar, mandolin, and banjo picking . Cowboy music and culture is about a man's relationship with nature and animals, and the sense of freedom and independence you get in the wide open spaces.

Ernie Sites of Wendell, Idaho, is an honest-to-goodness, ranch-raised, former rodeo cowboy who has traveled around the nation with his songs, poems, stories, trickroping and yodeling. Cowboy Ernie has recorded a slew of albums covering the gamut of Western music. He is a founding member of the Western Music Association, and has been televised on CBS, PBS, TNN, BBC, and Good Morning, America. Some of the artists Ernie Sites has worked with include Mo Bandy, Bonnie Raitt, John Anderson, John Michael Montgomery, Roy Rogers, Gene Autry, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, and nationally acclaimed cowboy poets Baxter Black and Waddie Mitchell.

  www.youtube.com/results?search_query=ernie+sites&aq=f southernidaholiving.com/features/ernie-sites/

8:30PM  NEW BRAZILIAN PERSPECTIVES: JASON ENNIS AND TRIO JOTA SETE
Billy Newman, host

Jason Ennis, seven string guitar;  Michael O'Brien, bass;  Conor Meehan, drums

Guitarist Jason Ennis is a musician with a unique sound, deep groove and sensitive feel, along with a diverse background in Jazz, Blues, Brazilian and other Latin-American styles and Classical music. His interest in Brazilian music led him to adopt as his primary instrument a uniquely Brazilian Violão de Sete Cordas (7-string classical guitar), a staple of the Choro and Samba tradition. The influence of a wide range of Brazilian music from Choro to Bossa Nova to MPB inform his style and works it way into every aspect of his performance.

  http://www.jasonennis.com

New Brazilian Perspectives: Jason Ennis and Trio Jota Sete image
10:00PM  NEW BRAZILIAN PERSPECTIVES: ABELITA MATEUS
Billy Newman, host

Abelita Mateus, piano, voice;  Kim Daseul, bass;  Phillip Gillette, drums

Pianist and singer from Sao Paulo, Brazil, Abelita Mateus is passionate about Brazilian Music. She studied classical piano in her teens, and gradually got more involved with Jazz. Since her childhood, she enjoyed listening to lots of Brazilian Music. In Brazil she performed with such names as Vinicius Dorin, Raul de Souza and Hermeto Pascoal. Living in New York for the last three years, Abelita is researching Jazz and applying the “new sounds” into her own music, as a performer and composer.   http://www.abelita.com.br

New Brazilian Perspectives: Abelita Mateus image
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

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