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ART ON THE WALLS

Monday
Apr 17
6:00PM  AURELIA TRIO ALBUM RELEASE
Theo Walentiny, piano;  Nick Dunston, bass;  Connor Parks, drums
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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
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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

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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
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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
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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

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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
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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

Friday
Apr 21
6:00PM  AN EVENING OF SONG, POETRY AND MUSIC
Barry Wallenstein, poetry;  Alan Rosenthal, piano;  Ken Filiano, bass;  Vincent Chancey, french horn;  Jeremy Carlstedt, drums;  and Maryam Alikhani, guest poet;  Kaveh Haghtalab, kamancheh
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9:00PM & 10:30PM  CHRIS DINGMAN TRIO
Chris Dingman, vibraphone;  Linda Oh, bass;  Kenny Wolleson, drums
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Chris Dingman is among the most celebrated composers and vibraphonists of his generation. Hailed by the New York Times as a “dazzling” soloist and composer with a “fondness for airtight logic and burnished lyricism,” his progressive approach has earned him praise as “an extremely gifted young composer, bandleader, recording artist, and much sought-after sideman” (Jon Weber, NPR). In this exclusive performance he unveils new compositions for trio exploring sonic and textural possibilities of the vibraphone, featuring an impeccable rhythm section.

Saturday
Apr 22
6:00PM  THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF COLUMBO
Leslie Goshko, piano, vocals
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It’s the 1970’s. The cocktail parties are glamorous, the brandy snifters abound, the clothes are colorfully polyester, and when foul play occurs, homicide detective Lieutenant Columbo is on the case. But behind every man’s untimely death remains a shattered housewife who wants answers.

Join Leslie Goshko (Huffington Post, Sideshow Goshko) as she presents this comedic musical-mystery show where day-drinking is glamorous and chain-smoking the norm. Play detective and receive clues from live musical performances, special guests, overly dramatic pauses, and more. And just when you think you have the case solved, there’s “one more thing”…there always is when you’re dealing with The Real Housewives of Columbo!

  www.facebook.com/ohmygoshko sideshowgoshko.blogspot.com/

9:00PM & 10:30PM  AUBREY JOHNSON GROUP
Aubrey Johnson, voice, comp.;  Tomoko Omura, violin;  Michael Sachs, bass clarinet, alto sax;  Chris Ziemba, piano;  Matt Aronoff, bass;  Jeremy Noller, drums
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Jazz vocalist Aubrey Johnson presents her intricately and finely crafted compositions and arrangements with her fantastic New York-based band of four years.

The Boston Globe calls her a “formidable vocalist” and “adept improviser” and Downbeat magazine describes her voice as "ethereal" and "hauntingly intimate”.

  www.aubreyjohnsonmusic.com

Sunday
Apr 23
6:00PM  THE JEN AND JIMMY SHOW
Vanessa Golembewski Amy Stiller Usama Siddiquee Craig Fox and Eagle Witt, headliner
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A night of laughs with Jen and Jimmy!

8:35PM  NEW BRAZILIAN PERSPECTIVES: HELIO ALVES QUARTET
Billy Newman, host

Helio Alves, piano;  Vic Juris, guitar;  Edward Perez, bass;  Edu Ribeiro, drums

A native of Sao Paulo, Brazil, pianist Helio Alves combines the rhythmic complexity of modern brazilian music with the edgy energy of contemporary jazz. A resident of NYC since the early '90s, Alves has received high praise as an in-demand sideman with the likes of Joe Henderson, Yo-Yo Ma, Paquito D'Rivera, Airto Moreira, Claudio Roditi, Rosa Passos and Sadao Watanabe, to name but a few.

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Monday
Apr 24
6:00PM  BENNINGTON WRITERS - POETRY
V. Hansmann and Oona Patrick, co-hosts

TJ Jarrett, featured reader;  Becca Lachman Sally Ashton Christopher Salerno
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Please join tonight’s featured reader, TJ Jarrett, along with poets, Becca Lachman, Sally Ashton, and Christopher Salerno.

TJ Jarrett is a writer and software developer from Nashville, Tennessee. Her recent work has been published in Poetry Magazine, Boston Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, Third Coast, VQR, West Branch and others. Her work has been anthologized in Language Lessons from Third Man Books and Best American Non-Required Reading 2015. Jarrett’s debut collection, Ain’t No Grave, was published with New Issues Press (2013) and her second, Zion, winner of the 2013 Crab Orchard Open Competition, was published by Southern Illinois University Press in the fall of 2014.

  vleecker.com

8:30PM  UNREQUITED
Amanda Ferguson, vocals;  Joshua Richman, piano;  Dylan Shamat, bass;  Will Terrill, drums
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Join Chanteuse Amanda Ferguson, along with musicians Joshua Richman on piano, Dylan Shamat on bass, and Will Terrill on drums, as she explores themes of love, loss, and resilience in “Unrequited”, featuring a range of classic standards and contemporary favorites.

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