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ART ON THE WALLS

Photographs by Linda Zecchino

All art is for sale. Please inquire

Sunday
May 01
6:00PM  ENTERTAINING SCIENCE -- WHY DO BIRDS SING?
Roald Hoffmann, host

David Rothenberg Partha Mitra Leon Gruenbaum
WHY DO BIRDS SING? Musician, writer, and philosopher David Rothenberg hosts an evening devoted to the topic of his new book with the title of this program (Basic Books, 2005) which shows how we need science, music, and poetry to make the most human sense out of what birds are up to. He's joined by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory neuroscientist Partha Mitra, who has worked on zebra finch brains and cell phone communications, and is now trying to tackle the underlying structure of mockingbird songs. He will also sing some songs of the eminent Indian poet Rabindranath Tagore! Both are joined by Leon Gruenbaum on an instrument of his own invention, the Samchillian TipTipTipCheeepeeeee.
 Cover $10
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8:30PM  DEBORAH LATZ QUARTET
Deborah Latz, vocals;  Timo Ellison, piano;  Dave Ambrosio, bass;  Elizabeth Keledjian, drums
Deborah Latz Quartet image
Photo: Todd Weinstein
Come CELEBRATE the one-year anniversary of Toward Love, Deborah’s debut jazz CD.

"Deborah [Latz] has one of the BEST new voices I've heard in a LONG time. Her phrasing and unique style is simply ... elegant and versatile and spunky!”
- Jan Jenson, Jazz Now

Deborah Latz, originally from San Francisco, is an accomplished jazz vocalist/actress/ writer/producer. Her debut jazz album, Toward Love, was released by June Moon Productions on May 25, 2004 and continues to be the fastest selling indie jazz CD at Tower Records in Trump Tower.  Around town, Deborah has played at The Triad, The Cutting Room, 55 Bar, Detour, The Cupping Room, Louis 649, Café 111, and has been a regular at New York University’s Torch Club.  In the fall of 2004 Deborah made a Montreal Tour where she played Quai des Brumes, House of Jazz and sang for the I.C.A.O. convention hosted by the country of Singapore.

"...a sensibility that incites a lyric with her innate dramatic instincts... Strikes just the right note of coy mischievousness... "
- Alan Bargebuhr, Cadence

“They say that love makes the world go around. I don't know about that, but it's made for some great songs, tunes that vocalist Deborah Latz goes after with gusto on her debut disc, Toward Love. On the classic “Loverman,” where Billie Holiday sounded fragile and deeply hurt—where Carmen McRae gave us a wounded, world weary mood—Latz evokes a hopeful innocence, as though she believes it will happen, that loverman will show up. The vocalist demonstrates some downtempo sass on Rodgers and Hart's “Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered,” this listener's highlight. Her voice rings with a fetching richness here, with Bob Bowen's bass caressing her syllables. And do I detect a hint of tongue in cheek? I'm not sure. The lyric is—by today's perspective on romance—wonderfully sappy; and Deborah Latz pulls it off with grace and straightahead beauty. On “Avril a Paris” Latz shows us she can sing a lyric in French with aplomb; pianist Timo Elliston works a percussive mode, nailing down the rhythm behind the mellifluous flow of language. “Night and Day” has the vocalist entering the scene with a coy hush in her voice, a softly feminine Tony Bennett-like rasp in front of Ben Sher's piquant guitar lines.

A marvelous vocal effort, beginning to end. I'm bewitched.”
- Dan McClenaghan, AllAboutJazz.com 

"A sure-footed singer possessing a mature sound and an attractive, lived-in voice, Deborah Latz’ Toward Love explores a traditional set of popular standards with satisfying results.”
- Andrew Rowan, AllAboutJazz-NY

Deborah received diplomas from the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco and the British American Drama Academy in Oxford, England. She won the Best Actress Award at The Jerzy Grotowski Theatre Festival in Wroclav, Poland, for her performance in the one-woman drama, Juliet. Deborah wrote, produced and performed the one-woman musical, Travels With Ma Own Self, which received rave reviews in New York and Europe. She also recorded the original song, “I’m Neurotic Over You” for the off-Broadway comedy, High Infidelity, starring Morgan Fairchild and John Davidson, at The Promenade Theater. And in 2002, at The Mazer Theater in New York and in the Lit Moon World Theater Festival in Santa Barbara, Deborah produced and starred in The Prisoner, a one-woman tour de force, telling the story of a Holocaust survivor in Poland. 
 Cover $10   www.deborahlatz.com

Monday
May 02
6:00PM  NEW SHUL SALON
Ellen Gould, host


The Downtown Salon at Cornelia Street Cafe 29 Cornelia Street (Bleeker/W.4th) The Future of the Public Intellectual Join us for a discussion with guest speaker Eric Alterman, acclaimed media critic and author. Moderated by Esther Perel. $5 for New Shul Members, $10 for guests B' Shalom, The New Shul 212.284.6773 The New Shul is a new, progressive Jewish congregation located in downtown New York City. For more information, please call 212-284-6773 or visit www.newshul.org. Sponsored by The Educational Alliance’s Jewish Below 14th Street Project funded by UJA-Federation of New York. Cover $10
 Cover $10   http://www.newshul.org
8:30PM  AMRAM & CO: AMRAM TRIO
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This series explores in his highly personable, generous and informal style the astonishing variety of David Amram's interests and accomplishments--renowned composer of symphonic classical music, jazz compositions, improvisation, spoken word, scat, he sits at the piano, schmoozes about music, about the greats, the beats, the obscure, the legendary; plays the French horn, pulls out all kinds of instruments (flutes, drums, horns) gathered from his many circumnavigations of the globe, pulls in guests drawn from just about every artistic walk of life.
This month's guests: ADIRA AMRAM, ADAM AMRAM, poet FRANK MESSINA. Nuyorican poet JOE PACHECO will read his tribute to Charlie Parker, first premiered with David Amram at BIG Arts on Sanibel in 2001 and broadcast nationally on NPR Morning Edition on March 11, 2005.
Also guest musicians and a new piece just written during concerts in Braga, Portugal at the end of April.
 Cover $10   www.davidamram.com
Tuesday
May 03
6:00PM  ALUMNI FROM BENNINGTON COLLEGE
Jason Shinder, host


poetry : Alumni From The Writing Seminars at Bennington College : Welcome, Liam Rector ; Introductions, Jason Shinder the readers: Mark Conway, Any Holy City (poetry) Kris Ohlson, Stalking the Divine (Plume/non-fiction) John May, Poe & Fanny (Algonquin Books/novel)) Elaine McFerron, Double Solitude (Green River Press/poetry)
 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)
8:30PM  KAHLIL KWAME BELL: “MAY MUSIC FILL YOUR DAY.”
Kahlil Kwame Bell, percussion, drums, composer
KAHLIL KWAME BELL: “May music fill your day.” image
Advance tickets: $15, phone 212 460 1889.
Door: $20, students w/ID: $10

Kahlil Kwame Bell has been called one of the most prolific musicians in the industry today. His career began at a mere two years of age when his father and uncle introduced him to West African drumming of the Ancient Mali Empire. He furthered his study of drumming at Bloomingdale House of Music at age ten. By the age of fifteen, he enrolled at the Harlem School of the Arts. Upon his arrival, he received his first job assisting dance movement classes. He worked at the school for two years. He
 Cover $20   www.iuma.com/IUMA/Bands/Kahlil_Kwame_Bell/

Wednesday May 04 6:00PM  FLASH FICTION
Carol Novack


Short prose in an age of dementia
 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)
8:30PM  KIM BOCK QUARTET
Kim Bock, saxophones;  Steve Elliott, guitar;  Adam Armstrong, bass;  Peter Retzlaff, drums
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Modern original jazz compositions influenced by the present and the 60’s groups of Miles, Trane and Wayne.

“Bock’s playing is deeply intelligent and full of heart. It is the sound of surprise, of true jazz”
- Phillip Booth, jazz journalist - Downbeat, Jazziz
 Cover $7   www.kimbock.com

STREAMING LINK: kimbock.com/Side%20By%20Side%20Kim%20WebP.mp3

Thursday
May 05
8:30PM  ALL ABOUTJAZZ-NEW YORK PRESENTS 1S & 2S: MUSIC FOR SOLO & DUO
Joe Giardullo, sporano saxophone;  John Heward, drums/percussion
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A Tribute to Steve Lacy with Joe Giadullo and john Heward

AllAboutJazz-New York, the city’s number one resource for the most complete and in-depth information and coverage of what’s happening in the city each and every month, will be presenting a regular monthly series – “AllAboutJazz-New York Presents 1s & 2s: Music for Solo & Duo” at Cornelia Street Café on the first Thursday of every month.
*For more information contact Laurence Donohue-Greene at ldgreene@allaboutjazz.com or 212-568-9628

Joe Giardullo
Brooklyn-born soprano saxophonist, multi-reedman, and flute player Joe Giardullo moved to the Woodstock area in the ‘66 where he played blues,
 Cover $12   www.joegiardullo.com www.drimala.com/artists/heward.htm

Friday
May 06
6:00PM  PINK PONY POETRY
Jackie Sheeler, host


Jackie Sheeler's open mic poetry series. Arrive before 6 pm to sign up. featured reader Stephen Cramer. $6 admission includes a *free* drink.
 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)   http://www.poetz.com
8:30PM  KEVIN NORTON'S DEWLINE: THE MUSIC OF STEVE LACY
Dave Ballou, trumpet & cornet;  John Lindberg, bass;  Kevin Norton, drums, vibraphone;  Kristin Norderval, vocals;  Bob Holman, poet
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Photo: Anja Hitzenberger

DEWLINE is a co-operative dedicated to the creative interpretations of the music and spirit of Steve Lacy.

This concert will include performances of Steve’s most rarely performed compositions, arranged, re-arranged and deranged by the various members of DEWLINE.

The second set will include guest artists including poet Bob Holman and others to be announced soon.

Inspired by the broad scope of Steve Lacy’s muse, DEWLINE performs not only his compositions but also the music and poetry that influenced him. It is a fitting tribute that these composer-band leaders put aside their own projects in order to explore
 Cover $10   www.kevinnorton.com

Saturday
May 07
6:00PM  ZIRYAB: THE ARAB-AMERICAN WRITERS ASSOCIATION
Ramzi Moufarez & Nada Taib, hosts

Sanaa Mulji Dutt Ruth Handel

 Cover $8 (includes one house drink)
8:30PM  MALABY/SANCHEZ
/RAINEY TRIO

Tony Malaby, saxophone;  Angelica Sanchez, piano;  Tom Rainey, drums
MALABY/SANCHEZ<br>/RAINEY TRIO image
The husband and wife team have been playing with their drummer pal Tom Rainey for years now; their bedrock rapport doesn’t vanish for an instant when they’re truly hitting it. That gives their well-conceived abstractions an inner balance that often eludes others. Sax, piano, percussion - quite a concept.
Jim Macnie/Village Voice NYC

This is a particularly articulate small ensemble in a time where subtle ensemble articulation is a lost art to many musicians. The trio subtly balances between the overt and the introvert. Intuitive ensemble-play moments find their space, without ever loosing sight of precise process and motion within
 Cover $10   www.tonymalaby.com www.angelicasanchez.com

Sunday
May 08
6:00PM  POETRY
Star Black, host

Geoff O'Brien Joseph Donahue

 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)
8:30PM  TOLGA TUZUN - ALPER YILMAZ PROJECT
Jason Scott, tenor saxophone;  Tolga Tuzun, piano & keyboards;  Alper Yilmaz, bass;  Andy Sanesi, drums
Tolga Tuzun - Alper Yilmaz Project image
Tolga Tuzun - Alper Yilmaz Project is the jazz- and improvisation-based music project of New York-based musicians Tolga Tuzun and Alper Yilmaz. Combining the group members' training and experience in classical music and jazz with spectral analysis and instrumental synthesis facilitated by innovative computer technology, the Project unites the separate experiences Tuzun and Yilmaz have gained throughout their individual musical journeys that started in Turkey more than twenty years ago and seeks to fuse improvisational elements of acoustic, electric, and electronic music.
 Cover $8   www.alperyilmaz.net
Drum kit donated by
CANOPUS DRUMS, Japan

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