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William Zinsser, as every teacher of writing well knows, is the author of several of the best primers on writing effective prose.
Arnold Roth, as every reader of The New Yorker well knows, is a brilliant cartoonist.
(includes one house drink)
Having spent the last two years in Miami pursuing her Masters Degree in Jazz Pedagogy, where she had the opportunity to work with such noted musicians as John Secada, Raul Midon, Alex Norris, Rey Sanchez, Lisanne Lyons, and Johnny Rodgers, Ms. Calvosa is thrilled to return to the New York Jazz scene.
Her ability to take what are commonly referred to as new standards, popular songs written in the 1960s and 1970s, and spin them out in a Jazz context is one of her most endearing qualities. Her voice is able to move effortlessly within the nuances of the music, and her skill in interpreting and internalizing lyrics is masterful. Kat is also an accomplished songwriter, and her original music is a blend of Jazz, Folk, and Pop, with a sound evoking modern and traditional influences.
Upon her graduation from Manhattan School of Music in 1999, Ms. Calvosa began working with Anat Fort, Nick Mancini, Greg Beyer, and Mike Epperhart, and two years later she released her debut CD, It Could Happen. She has worked with such noted artists as Anne Philips, Jackie Presti, Jane Monheit, Travis Sullivan, Art Hirahara, and Sean Nowell, and has played at many New York venues including The Cornelia Street Café, The Bitter End, and The New Leaf Café. Additionaly you can find her playing summer tours with various groups at venues across the country.
Amy Ouzoonian is Eve's featured reader tonight.
Arrive before 6 pm to sign up.
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Featuring poetry by Dzvinia Orlowsky and Angelo Verga; prose by Askold
Melnyczuk and Alexander Motyl; and music by Yeezhak and Julian Kytasty.
Julian Kytasty is a composer, singer, and bandura and flute player.
Vasyl Makhno is a Ukrainian-language poet and author of 38 Poems about New
York and Other Things, Cornelia Street Cafe, and the play, Coney Island.
Askold Melnyczuk is the award-winning author of What Is Told,
Ambassador of the Dead, and The House of Widows.
Alexander Motyl is the
author of Whiskey Priest, Who Killed Andrei Warhol, and the forthcoming
The Jew Who Was Ukrainian. Dzvinia Orlowsky is a Pushcart Prize-winning
poet and author of A Handful of Bees, Edge of House, Except for One
Obscene Brushstroke, and Convertible Night, Flurry of Stones. Orest
Popovych is the translator of V. Makhno's poetry into English. Marko
Robert Stech is the author of Holos/Voice.
Angelo Verga is the author
of 33 NYC Poems, A Hurricane Is, and Praise for What Remains; his poetry
has been translated into Ukrainian by V. Makhno and A. Motyl. Yeezhak
is an indie rock band featuring Mark Andryczyk and Yaryna Yakubyak.
Irene Zabytko is the award-winning author of The Sky Unwashed and When
Luba Leaves Home and director of Epiphany at Chornobyl and the forthcoming
Life in the Dead Zone.
Books will be available for author signings.
(includes one house drink)
"[Bates] serves up melodic modernism and contrapuntal elegance"
- Time Out New York
"Simply put, Bates has the ability to make a huge impact on the existing state of modern jazz!"
- Glenn Astarita, Ejazznews
Come celebrate the release of "Small Spaces" (Fresh Sound New Talent), the debut recording from the Mike Baggetta Quartet. This group seeks to reinterpret the state of the American Song through Baggetta's original works inspired by the likes of Keith Jarrett's American Quartet, Leonard Cohen, Claude Debussy and Edward Hopper. The group's strengths lie in its ability to interpret Mike's original songs as deeply familiar environments with each player's creative approach to the music being at the core of its aesthetic.
Winner of the 2009 ASCAP Young Jazz Composer Awards
"A strong, wiry nature...Rare is the young musician who fuses avant garde and postbop mettles so effortlessly - Small Spaces is a refreshingly unsafe approach to modern jazz."
- Clifford Allen, All About Jazz NY
"As he demonstrates on his solid new album, “Small Spaces” (Fresh Sound New Talent), the guitarist Mike Baggetta seeks an adventurous but accessible dynamic in his music..."
- Nate Chinen, NY Times
MICHAEL CUMPSTY's Broadway credits include: Sunday in the Park with George, The Constant Wife, Democracy, Copenhagen, Enchanted April, 42nd Street, Electra, 1776, Racing Demon, The Heiress, Translations, La Bete, Timon of Athens, Artist Descending a Staircase. For CSC: Hamlet (Obie award), Richard ll, Richard lll. Seven Shakespeares for the Public Theater. A Winter’s Tale at the RSC. And in film, : The Ice Storm, Fatal Instinct, State of Grace, Flags of our Fathers, The Ex, Starting Out in the Evening, The Visitor. Michael is a veteran of last year's Shakespeare celebration and most recently appeared here as Satan in a celebration of Milton's 400th birthday.
PAUL HECHT has starred on Broadway opposite such actors as Rex Harrison and Maggie Smith, was a Tony nominee for Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead and received an OBIE for the title role in Pirandello's Henry IV. He has a long and varied career in film and television and has directed and appeared in many literary events in NYC, including at least a dozen at Cornelia Street. including last year's Shakespeare celebration and, in an inspired stroke of typecasting, God in Milton's Paradise Lost.
BARBARA FELDON is best known as “99”--the secret Agent on the TV series, Get Smart. During her career she has performed in television films, variety shows, and motion pictures, (only one of which she wishes to remember). On stage she was in the Circle in the Square production of Past Tense, the off Broadway musical Cut the Ribbons, and her one woman show, Love for Better or Verse. Over the years she has developed a number of poetry and prose readings: Great Love Poetry, Pablo Neruda in His Own Words, Jane Austin, and Virginia Woolf. From 1982 to 1984 she hosted The 80’s Woman on Lifetime Network. She has served on the boards of Screen Actors Guild, The Orchestra of St. Lukes, and The Poetry Society of America. She lectures on women’s issues and is a passionate supporter of Girls Inc., an organization created to help underprivileged girls develop options. Her book of essays, Living alone--and Loving it! was published in 2003 by Simon and Schuster. She is a veteran of last year's Shakespeare celebration at the cafe
ROBERTA MAXWELLis a Canadian actress. She began studying for the stage at the age of 12. At the Shakespeare Festival in Stratford, Ontario, she appeared as Ursula in Much Ado About Nothing, Lady Anne in Richard III, Olivia in Twelfth Night, and Anne in The Merry Wives of Windsor, before going on to
England, where she spent 3 years in repertory and made her West End debut with Robert Morley and Molly Picon in A Majority of One. She debuted on Broadway in The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie in 1968,
going on to 5 more plays with the Tyrone Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis. In 1974 she was back on Broadway playing the role of Jill in Equus, which starred Anthony Hopkins. Those, and many more plays,
took her on to a successful television and film career, including the 2005 film Brokeback Mountain.
SYLVAIN BERGERON's childhood ambition of becoming an archeologist was eventually replaced by his interest in music, which like most teenage boys, started with the guitar, and eventually transferred itself to the lute and its family of instruments. In 1991 he co-founded the ensemble La Nef and directed many of their productions, including Perceval, The Quest for the Holy Grail, Montsegur, The Garden of Delights and Music for Joan the Mad. He has performed and recorded with such stars as Dame Emma Kirkby, David Daniels, Daniel Taylor, Suzie LeBlanc, Vivica Genaux, Agnès Mellon, and Charles Daniels.
"Quick, name a violist, any violist! [There is] nobody quite like the polymath Lev ['Ljova'] Zhurbin...The music he writes and plays is full of Brahmsian tone, Bartok lines, hiccupping Hungarian rhythms, Klezmer soul and the sexy plaintiveness of tango and the blues."
-- Justin Davidson, Newsday (now New York Magazine)
John Oliver, the Dr. Jekyll to Marc Maron's Mr. Hyde, a man who can make the impending nuclear holocaust seem like a night on the pier at Blackpool, can be seen erratically as a correspondent on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
"...funk-driven trombonist Reut Regev -- could signal the beginnings of the jazz equivalent of alternative rock's Riot Grrrl phenomenon of the early 1990's."
- The New York Times
Angelo Verga is the author of six collections of poetry, widely published in leading literary journals both here and abroad. His most recent claim to fame was an excessively flattering photo in a giveaway tabloid.
Verga lives and works with one eye on the Statue of Liberty and another wary orb observing the Deutsche Bank tower disappear. In his spare time our poet laureate coordinates spoken word programs at Cornelia Street.
Alethea Black was born in Boston and graduated from Harvard College in 1991. Her father was a mathematician, and for a long time she believed her name, the Greek word for truth, was his way of tipping his cap to the idea of absolutes. Then one day her mother overheard her and said, “No, we got your name from a TV show.” (Judd, for the Defense.) Her first published story was chosen by Joan Silber to win the Grand Prize in Inkwell's 2007 Fiction Competition. The winner of the 2008 Arts & Letters Prize, she has performed her own stories on stage as part of a trio known as "Partial Nudity, Partial Sanity, Partial Sobriety." This spring a dramatic reading of two of her stories, collectively titled "Marriage and Other Odd Occurrences," will be performed at RiverSpace and as part of the Insights & Revelations performance series. She is currently at work on a novel the subject of which she still believes to be top secret. She lives with her dachshund Zoë in Pawling, NY.
(includes one house drink)
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