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ART ON THE WALLS

Photographs by Linda Zecchino

All art is for sale. Please inquire

Wednesday May 18
6:00PM  POETRY & PROSE
Angelo Verga, host

Neil Intraub and Susan Hogan, host Angelo Verga
 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)
8:30PM  THE SONGWRITER'S BEAT
Valerie Ghent, host

Ann Klein John Montgomery Seth Davis Naked Albert
The Songwriter's Beat image
Now in its 5th year, The Songwriter's Beat is New York’s most popular acoustic songwriter’s series, where songwriters are encouraged to perform new material in a supportive and intimate atmosphere.

Curated / hosted by multiple ASCAP Pop Award winner Valerie Ghent, The Songwriter’s Beat features top up-and-coming songwriters. Each month four songwriters of varying musical styles perform original songs and are encouraged to try out their newest material and arrangements.

Founded in 2000 by Valerie Ghent, The Songwriter's Beat has presented over 185 phenomenal songwriters (hailing from all over the globe: from the US, UK, Australia, South Africa and Japan!) and keeps growing!

The Songwriter's Beat welcomes songwriters from around the world, so if you are planning your trip to New York, allow time for The Songwriter's Beat!
 Cover $5 www.songwritersbeat.com

Thursday
May 19
6:00PM  PO'JAZZ
Golda Solomon

Sons of Mothers Quintet Lynn Skinner, vocals
Poetry & Music : Mamapalooza Fest Rocks Po'Jazz & The Cornelia Street Cafe : Words and Urban Jazz Lynn Skinner, vocals ; Sons of Mothers Quintet (formerly the Po'Jazz 5) ; host Golda Solomon,"medicine woman of jazz" ;
 Cover $12 (includes one house drink)
8:30PM  GEORGE GARZONE TRIO FEATURING BILLY HART
George Garzone, saxophones;  John Lockwood, bass;  Billy Hart, drums
George Garzone Trio featuring Billy Hart image
George Garzone

Saxophonist George Garzone is a member of The Fringe, a jazz trio founded in 1972 that includes bassist John Lockwood and drummer Bob Gullotti, that performs regularly in the Boston area and has toured Portugal. The group has released three albums. A veteran jazzman, Garzone has appeared on over 20 recordings. He began on the tenor when he was six, played in a family band and attended music school in Boston. In addition Garzone has guested in many situations, touring Europe with Jamaaladeen Tacuma and performing with Danilo Perez, Joe Lovano, Jack DeJohnette, Rachel Z
 Cover $10   www.fringejazz.com

Friday
May 20
6:00PM  PINK PONY POETRY
Jackie Sheeler, host


Jackie Sheeler's open mic poetry series. Arrive before 6 pm to sign up. featured reader Patricia Smith. $6 admission includes a *free* drink.
 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)   http://www.poetz.com
8:30PM  GERALD CLEAVER: VIOLET HOUR
Ralph Alessi, trumpet & cornet;  J.D. Allen, tenor saxophone;  Ben Waltzer, piano;  Chris Lightcap, bass;  Gerald Cleaver, drums
Gerald Cleaver presents Violet Hour: music for an acoustic quintet of unique and engaging personal voices. 

Gerald Cleaver

Born and raised in Detroit.  There, he worked with Ali Muhammad Jackson, Marcus Belgrave, Donald Walden, Rodney Whitaker, A. Spencer Barefield and Wendell Harrison.  Cleaver earned a B.A. in music education from the University of Michigan.  During his
 Cover $10

Saturday
May 21
6:00PM  GREEK-AMERICAN WRITERS ASSOCIATION
Dean Kostos, host


Dean Kostos' book party, "Last Supper of the Senses", also Holly Scalera.
 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)
8:30PM  LOREN STILLMAN/VIC JURIS/GARY VERSACE/JEFF HIRSHFIELD
Loren Stillman, saxophones;  Vic Juris, guitar;  Gary Versace, organ;  Jeff Hirshfield, drums
Loren Stillman/Vic Juris/Gary Versace/Jeff Hirshfield image
  www.lorenstillman.com
Sunday
May 22
6:00PM  LESLIE SHARPE'S WRITING GROUP
Kim Flodin, host

Jan Barker Kim C Flodin Lauri Herman Terry Iacuzzo Marilyn Kochman Megan Padilla Daniela Petrova Leslie T Sharpe

 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)
8:30PM  ROGER ROSENBERG QUARTET
Roger Rosenberg, baritone & soprano sax;  Mark Soskin, piano;  Chip Jackson, bass;  Jeff Billinger, drums
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Roger Rosenberg, baritone and soprano saxophones; Saxophonist Roger Rosenberg has been performing, composing, and teaching for more than 25 years. His jazz credits include sidemen stints with Chet Baker, Buddy Rich, Miles Davis, Quincy Jones, Dave Grusin, The Mingus Orchestra, Lee Konitz, Walter Bishop, Jr., T.S. Monk, Bob Mintzer Big Band, David Lahm, Jaki Byard, Sam Jones-Tom Harrell Big Band, George Russell, Gerry Mulligan, Bob James, Kirk Nurock, Dave Matthews, currently with The Michael Brecker Quindectet, and many others.
Mark Soskin, piano; has played with Sonny Rollins(12 years),Joe Henderson, and Freddie Hubbard
Chip Jackson, bass; has played with Elvin Jones, Chet Baker, Stan Getz, Horace Silver, Freddie Hubbard, and is currently with Billy Taylor
Jeff Brillinger, drums; has played with Chet Baker, Horace Silver, Woody Herman, Stan Getz, and is currently with Chriss Conner
Monday
May 23
6:00PM  BOOK LAUNCH
Kenneth Bernard Lynda Schor
A celebration of Ken Bernard's new collection of short fiction, THE MAN IN THE STRETCHER, from Starcherone Books
8:30PM  21 CENTURY SCHIZOID MUSIC PRESENTS: ACME
21 century schizoid music presents: <b>ACME</b> image
ACME, the American Contemporary Music Ensemble is dedicated to the outstanding performance of contemporary masterworks for chamber ensemble, principally written by American composers. The dynamic ensemble's concerts are a unique blend of intelligent performance and vibrant energy.

By performing and commissioning works by both up-and-coming and established American composers, ACME promotes contemporary American music as part of mainstream society. The ensemble is comprised of virtuosic musicians who excel at the performance of chamber music, as well as solo repertoire, and are enthusiastic advocates for new music. The core instrumentation, as a whole or in combinations, is comprised of violin, viola, cello, bass, flute, clarinet, piano, percussion and conductor.

Since its founding in August 2004 by cellist Clarice Jensen,, manager Christina Jensen, and conductor Donato Cabrera, ACME has completed one season of concerts held in the gallery space at the Tenri Cultural Institute in New York. Its first concert was chosen by the American Music Center for a month-long webcast on the center's web journal, www.NewMusicBox.org. Thus far, ACME is honored to have performed works by John Adams, John Cage, Elliott Carter, Jacob Druckman, Donald Martino, Nico Muhly, Frederic Rzewski, Ryan Streber, and Charles Wuorinen.   www.NewMusicBox.org

Tuesday
May 24
6:00PM  GRADUATE POETRY STUDENTS
Gina Myers


TBA
 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)
8:30PM  LOGAN RICHARDSON GROUP FEATURING GREG TARDY
Logan Richardson, alto & soprano saxophone;  Keyon Harrold, trumpet;  Frank LoCrasto, piano;  Matt Brewer, bass;  Tommy Crane, drums;  Greg Tardy, tenor saxophone
Logan Richardson group featuring Greg Tardy image

 Cover $7
Wednesday May 25 6:00PM  SOULFUL WORDS
Serita Eaton


TBA our version of Upstairs/Downstairs wherein those who serve food also have myriad other talents.
 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)
8:30PM  SOUL OF THE BLUES
Jon Sobel

Tony Jarvis Roland Parkins TBA
Soul of the Blues image
This special edition of Soul of the Blues features.....Tony Jarvis, Roland Parkins and TBA.

SOUL OF THE BLUES, NYC's premiere *inexpensive* live blues and soul music series, happens the fourth Wednesday of every month at Cornelia Street Cafe.


 Cover $5   jonsobel.com

Drum kit donated by
CANOPUS DRUMS, Japan

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Many spoken words events are free
There is always a one-drink minimum per set; times are door opening times