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Paintings by Cecelia Marcus

All art is for sale. Please inquire

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
Israeli Jazz Spotlight: Nadav Remez Quintet image
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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

Morrison Motel image
Tuesday
Apr 18
6:00PM  MOON AND LEWIS READING
Kamilah Aisha Moon Owen Lewis
Moon and Lewis Reading image

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
Wednesday Apr 19
6:00PM  POETS WEAR PRADA PRESENTS...
Roxanne Hoffman, Tantra-Zawadi hosts

Daniela Gioseffi Patricia Carragon Marisa Frasca-patinella George Held Michael T. Young
Poets Wear Prada Presents... image

Join lifetime activist and American Book Award-winning author, the editor/founder of Eco-Poetry.org, DANIELA GIOSEFFI — friends & special guests — in celebrating the launch of her new collection of poetry, Waging Beauty: As the Polar Bear Dreams of Ice, in anticipation of Earth Day.

“Visionary and powerful with tremendous vitality . . . Daniela Gioseffi is a gifted, graceful and moving writer.” — Galway Kinnell

“A vital international author, dedicated to planetary survival.” — Cecilia Ceriani, El Pais, Madrid

Signed copies of Waging Beauty will be available at a remarkably discounted price. And of course you will have ample opportunity to meet and greet Ms. Gioseffi — and hear her read.

Have You Had Your Poetry Today? Get Your Brain Fuel from Poets Wear Prada!

$10 cover includes one copy of Waging Beauty. (Additional copies can be purchased for the specially discounted event price of $10 ). Plus $10 food/drink minimum.

8:00PM  BOOK LAUNCH! GUESSWORK: A RECKONING WITH LOSS BY MARTHA COOLEY
Book Launch! Guesswork: A Reckoning with Loss by Martha Cooley image

Hosted by Village of Crickets and Adelphi University MFA in Creative Writing

Following a reading from this enchanting memoir-in-essays, the author will discuss her new work and the art of memoir-writing with author and memoirist, Benjamin Taylor. Afterward, join us for a book-signing and reception. Free & Open to the public.

ABOUT GUESSWORK: Having lost eight friends in ten years, Cooley retreats to a tiny medieval village in Italy with her husband to recover from la strage, or “the massacre.” There, in this sun­drenched paradise where bumblebees nest in the ancient cemetery and stray cats curl up on her bed, she examines what we all must confront one day, mortality. How do we grieve? How do we go on drinking our morning coffee, loving our life partners, stumbling though a world of such confusing, exquisite beauty?

Part memoir, part loving goodbye to an unconventional parent, Guesswork transforms a year in a pastoral hill town into a fierce examination of life, love, death, and, ultimately, release.


 Cover $No cover; cash bar   books.catapult.co/products/guesswork-a-reckoning-with-loss-by-martha-cooley

Thursday
Apr 20
6:00PM  THE IMPERFECT PERFECT SHOW
Terry Moore, Nelsie Spencer, hosts

The Imperfect Perfect Show image

The Imperfect Perfect Show is a mix of storytelling, standup comedy, poetry, short stories and works in progress hosted by comedian/producers Terry Moore and Nelsie Spencer. It’s mostly booked with 2 open spots for 2 lucky audience members who dare to join the spoken word party.

8:01PM  CRUMP, LAUBROCK & SMYTHE, CD RELEASE: PLANKTONIC FINALES
Ingrid Laubrock, tenor sax;  Cory Smythe, piano;  Stephan Crump, bass
Crump, Laubrock & Smythe, CD Release: Planktonic Finales image

Celebrating the release of their debut album, Planktonic Finales (Intakt), this new collaborative trio comprising three of NYC’s most distinctive musical voices reconvenes for an evening of spontaneous, communal musical Celebrating the release of their debut album, Planktonic Finales (Intakt), this new collaborative trio comprising three of NYC’s most distinctive musical voices reconvenes for an evening of spontaneous, communal musical invention.

"Fostering deep listening and uninhibited communication, the trio of Crump, Laubrock and Smythe seem to have synchronized around the same pulse."-- Downbeat

  www.ingridlaubrock.com www.stephancrump.com

Drum kit donated by
CANOPUS DRUMS, Japan

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