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ART ON THE WALLS

Photographs by JAMES KWITNY

All art is for sale. Please inquire

Tuesday
Apr 11
6:00PM  NEW YORK STORY EXCHANGE
Jeff Rose, host

John Asante Sohailla Mahjour Athalie Paynting Nadia Pinder
New York Story Exchange image

Hear stories, tell stories!

Four featured tellers, followed by an open story exchange: Up to five audience members will each get five minutes of stage time for stories, poems, spoken word, or music. Sign up: 5:45–6:10pm.

This month’s host: Jeff Rose—with featured tellers John Asante, Sohailla Mahjour, Athalie Paynting, and Nadia Pinder

  www.facebook.com/NewYorkStoryExchange

8:01PM  STEVE SANDBERG & ALAYA
Steve Sandberg, piano;  Mark Feldman, violin;  Michael O'Brien, bass;  Jeff Hirshfield, drums
Steve Sandberg & Alaya image

Steve Sandberg & Alaya: “Music from a country I’ve never been to but always wanted to visit.” Concerts begin with performances from the solo classical piano repertoire and continue with the quartet’s soaring improvisations on originals that draw from European, African, Latin, Balkan and Indian traditions. The group made its debut in June, 2016, with a sold-out show at the DiMenna Center in NYC, and will record its first CD this March.

"A great combination of different genres ... received a well-deserved standing ovation." (Asaf Blasberg newsletter)

  stevesandbergmusic.com

Wednesday Apr 12
6:00PM  INTERCULTURAL POETRY
Andrey Gritsman, host

Stephanie Dickinson Deyan Ranko Brashich Carmen Firan
Intercultural Poetry image

Tonight...Launch of New Meridian Arts Publishing - new books and readings - featuring authors Stephanie Dickinson (Flashlight Girls Run), Deyan Ranko Brashich (Dispatches, with illustrations by Daniela Kamiliotis) with Poetry reading by Carmen Firan

New Meridian Arts promotes original works and translations of international writers of talent and scope.

New Meridian Arts is a non-profit small press dedicated to the artistic exchange between cultures through a wide variety of activities

  www.newmeridianarts.com/

8:01PM  BRANDON SEABROOK TRIO
Brandon Seabrook, guitar;  Daniel Levin, cello;  Henry Fraser, bass
Brandon Seabrook Trio image

Voted Best Guitarist NYC by the Village Voice 2012, Brandon Seabrook brings a brand new trio to Cornelia St. Cafe featuring Henry Fraser on bass and Daniel Levin on Cello. A seemingly chaotic avalanche of improvisation on strings, abruptly tamed by intricate composition.

"Whether it’s wreaking prog-metal mayhem in Seabrook Power Plant and art-punk noisemongering in Sweet Banditry or playing sideman in improvisational avant-gardist ensemble Black Host and honky tonkin' jazzsters MOPDTK, Seabrook has run the proverbial gamut" -Spin

  http://www.brandonseabrook.com

Thursday
Apr 13
8:35PM  ANAT FORT TRIO
Anat Fort, piano;  Chris Cheek, tenor sax;  Gary Wang, bass;  Francisco Mela, drums
Anat Fort Trio image Yossi Zwecker

Anat Fort returns to her favorite NY spot with an exciting new band including her long-time collaborator Gary Wang on bass, Chris Cheek on saxophone and Francisco Mela on drums. They will be playing music from Anat’s latest ECM release, “Birdwatching” (named one of the best jazz CD’s in 2016 by the NY Observer), as well as some brand new compositions.

  www.anatfort.com

Friday
Apr 14
6:00PM  DANIEL MERON TRIO
Daniel Meron, piano;  Pablo Menares, upright bass;  Felix Lecaros, drums
Daniel Meron Trio image

Pianist and composer Daniel Meron and his trio will present music from the recently released album Sky Begins, as well as new compositions written for Meron's current band. Meron's songs are influenced by jazz, folk and world music, and shift between intimate moments and energetic improvisation.

  www.danielmeron.com

9:00PM & 10:30PM  TONY MALABY QUARTET
Tony Malaby, tenor sax;  Leo Genovese, piano;  William Parker, bass;  Billy Mintz, drums
Tony Malaby Quartet image

Tenor sax iconoclast Tony Malaby will premier a dynamic new quartet featuring some of the most far reaching improvisors on the NYC jazz scene.

Saturday
Apr 15
6:00PM  AUDREY SILVER, JAZZ SINGER & SONGWRITER
Jazz Standards, Originals, And Contemporary Songs

Audrey Silver, vocals;  Bruce Barth, piano;  Paul Beaudry, bass;  Gene Lewin, drums
Audrey Silver, Jazz Singer & Songwriter image

Audrey will be performing works from her recently released album, Very Early, as well as from her next album, which she expects to release in the next year.

Since releasing Very Early at The Cornelia Street Cafe in October, 2016, it has since received substantial, nationwide air-time, peaking at #100 on the Jazz Week chart, #12 on CMJ chart, and #10 on the RMR chart. Of note, it has recently been in regular rotation on WBGO.

"There's immediate comfort in encountering Audrey Silver's music for the first time. Her voice is an open invitation, an instrument of confession and creation that immediately transports you to someplace else. That's evident from her first utterances through her last words on Very Early.” - Dan Bilawsky, All About Jazz

  www.audreysilver.com www.facebook.com/audreysilverjazz

9:00PM & 10:30PM  TONY MALABY QUARTET
Tony Malaby, tenor sax;  Leo Genovese, piano;  William Parker, bass;  Billy Mintz, drums
Tony Malaby Quartet image

Tenor sax iconoclast Tony Malaby will premier a dynamic new quartet featuring some of the most far reaching improvisors on the NYC jazz scene.

Sunday
Apr 16
6:00PM  DONGFENG LIU TRIO
Dongfeng Liu, piano;  John Benitez, bass;  Francis Benitez, drums
DONGFENG LIU TRIO  image

Chinese ancient music fusion Latin jazz!

  www.liudongfeng.com

8:30PM  ISRAELI JAZZ SPOTLIGHT: EDEN LADIN QUINTET
Or Bareket, host

Dayna Stephens, tenor sax;  Charles Altura, guitar;  Eden Ladin, piano;  Harish Raghavan, bass;  Daniel Dor, drums
Israeli Jazz Spotlight: Eden Ladin Quintet image

Eden Ladin is a New York based pianist and composer with a unique touch and approach to harmony and time. He is mostly known for his work as a sideman in various settings. Eden has been performing, recording and touring with artists Wallace Roney, Avishai Cohen, Ari Hoenig, Omer Avital, Myron Walden and many more. These days, while still performing as a sideman Eden is working on his solo career with an album soon to come out. He'll be playing his original compositions with a band consisting some of New York's finest musicians on the scene.

10:00PM  ISRAELI JAZZ SPOTLIGHT: NADAV REMEZ QUINTET
Or Bareket, host

Nadav Remez, guitar;  Steve Brickman, saxophoe;  Eden Ladin, piano;  Ben Tiberio, bass;  Harvel Nakundi, drums
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Monday
Apr 17
6:00PM  AURELIA TRIO ALBUM RELEASE
Theo Walentiny, piano;  Nick Dunston, bass;  Connor Parks, drums
Aurelia Trio Album Release image

Aurelia Trio, comprised of Theo Walentiny, Nick Dunston, and Connor Parks, blends improvised landscapes and piano trio traditions to blaze modern trails in creative music. Their upcoming album, “Aurelia” is a document of the potent bond among them and an indicator of what is to come in jazz and improvised music. This show is a celebration of the album release, playing music from the recording, new compositions and improvised pieces.

  connorparks.com theowalentiny.com

8:30PM  MORRISON MOTEL
John Morrison, curator and host

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Tuesday
Apr 18
6:00PM  MOON AND LEWIS READING
Kamilah Aisha Moon Owen Lewis
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Two New York poets: Kamilah Aisha Moon, Pushcart Prize winner and finalist for the Lambda Literary Award and The Audre Lorde Award, reading from new work, and Owen Lewis, winner of the 2016 International Hippocrates Prize for Poetry and Medicine, reading from Marriage Map.

  www.owenlewispoet.com www.kamilahaishamoon.org

8:00PM  KIND FOLK
Alex Lore, alto sax;  John Raymond, trumpet;  Noam Wiesenberg, bass;  Colin Stranahan, drums
Kind Folk image

Tonight marks the debut of a brand new band - "Kind Folk." This chordless quartet comprised of some of New York's most in-demand, up-and-coming improvisers will be performing a combination of new original music written for the group as well as songs by composers such as Kenny Wheeler, Charlie Haden, Ornette Coleman and others.

  kindfolk.bandcamp.com

9:30PM  KYLE NASSER SEXTET
Kyle Nasser, tenor, soprano sax;  Roman Filiu, alto sax;  Jeff Miles, guitar;  Dov Manski, piano;  Pablo Menares , bass;  Allan Mednard, drums

Nasser will feature two new suits of music along with some newer originals with a band comprising some of the NYC's best young improvisers.

"superlative musicianship as a performer, writer and a bandleader. His exquisitely balanced works reflect both his ardent creativity and his urbane artistic composure." - All About Jazz

Kyle Nasser Sextet image
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