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ART ON THE WALLS

Photographs by Linda Zecchino

All art is for sale. Please inquire

Friday
May 27
6:00PM  PINK PONY POETRY
Jackie Sheeler


Jackie Sheeler's open mic poetry series. Arrive before 6 pm to sign up. featured reader Marj Hahne. $6 admission includes a *free* drink
 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)   http://www.poetz.com
8:30PM  JOHN MCNEIL/BILL MCHENRY QUARTET
John McNeil, trumpet;  Bill McHenry, tenor saxophone;  Mike McGuirk, bass;  Jochen Rueckert, drums
John McNeil/Bill McHenry Quartet image
Trumpeter John McNeil and tenor saxophonist Bill McHenry have formed a new quartet. On this, their second gig, expect to hear a wide variety of styles and improvisations that challenge the spell-checker in all of us. Even without a chordal instrument, the band produces a range of color that constantly surprises. Boring, they are not.
With bassist Mike McGuirk and drummer Jochen Rueckert.

www.mcneiljazz.com
 Cover $10   www.mcneiljazz.com www.billmchenry.com

Saturday
May 28
6:00PM  POETICALLY INCORRECT - THE AMERICAN-CARIBBEAN WRITERS
Martine Dominque & Johnny "Chance" Acevedo, host


Poetically Incorrect, spoken word from the Caribbean, Brooklyn, Fordham Road and other places with soul.
 Cover $8 (includes one house drink)
8:30PM  MARK HELIAS; OPEN LOOSE
Mark Helias, bass;  Gerald Cleaver, drums;  Tony Malaby, sax
MARK HELIAS; open Loose image
"The trio's name "Open Loose" refers not only to its musical style, but to Mark Helias' compositions which are written with plenty of space in them, and are designed to be interpreted openly and loosely. They allow for seamless transitions between composed passages and improvisation, never easy to achieve.
This threesome fully exploits the creative possibilities of the compositions, never opting for a clichéd theme-solos-theme format. The group has the knack of starting with a rather loose - sometimes even ramshackle - piece and slowly allowing it to evolve until it emerges as a tight theme.
Open Loose has been touring for six years and has released three CDs."
 Cover $10   www.markhelias.com
Tuesday
May 31
6:00PM  KNOWING WOMEN
A new play by SUZANNE LOGAN, directed by CHRISTINE CRAWFIS

Ruth Berg Deanna Deignan Diane Love Elyse Knight Linda Swenson
A new play based on Suzanne Logan's conversations with five women in their nineties. Though in life none of the five met, Logan invokes a playwright's prerogative and sets them on the stage together, where they laugh, quibble, weep, joust and cavort their way through nearly half a millennium of collective living. Politics, art, religion, other women, men, sex, death and what, if anything, lies waiting for them in the great beyond are just a few of the topics they tackle.
8:30PM  ALLISON MILLER'S AGRAZING MAZE CD RELEASE PARTY
Ingrid Jensen, trumpet & flugelhorn;  Enrique Haneine, piano;  Carlo deRosa, bass;  Allison Miller, drums
Allison Miller's Agrazing Maze CD release party image
Release party for the NEW CD At the End of the Day on Foxhaven Records.

Agrazing Maze is comprised of Ingrid Jensen on trumpet, Enrique Haneine on piano, Carlo DeRosa on bass, and Allison on drums and toys. Together these four exciting, emerging musicians create, compose, and improvise as a whole, creating unique compositions and a distinct band sound. They are always pushing the creative envelope… always on the fringe.

  www.allisonmiller.com

Wednesday Jun 01 6:00PM  MOTHER-DAUGHTER ACT
Katherine Eban Elinor Fuchs
This is an event very close to our heart. Elinor Fuchs has been a friend, mentor and champion of our Minister of Culture for going on thirty years. Now she and her daughter Katherine Eban share the stage at Cornelia Street to read from their wonderfully compelling and totally different new books.

Katherine Eban is an investigative reporter whose new book, DANGEROUS DOSES: HOW COUNTERFEITERS ARE CONTAMINATING AMERICA'S DRUG SUPPLY, already has people's hair on fire. ABC's 20/20 is planning a segment on it, and Eliot Spitzer has announced an investigation into the major drug wholesalers.

Elinor Fuchs, an award-winning theatre critic who teaches at the Yale School of Drama, has just published MAKING AN EXIT: A MOTHER-DAUGHTER DRAMA WITH ALZHEIMER'S, MACHINE TOOLS, AND LAUGHTER. Fuchs was compared to Augusten Burroughs, David Sedaris and Anne Lamott in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and praised in the Los Angeles Times for a story of "humanity, compassion, and dignity."

Eban thanks Fuchs in her book, but Fuchs makes Eban a character in hers. This will be the first time mother and daughter have read from their books at the same event.
8:30PM  JOSH IRVING QUINTET
Josh Irving, saxophones;  Alan Ferber, trombone;  George Dulin, piano;  Ike Sturm, bass;  Greg Ritchie, drums
Josh Irving Quintet image
"The Josh Irving Quartet deserves recognition and greater access to the jazz community. The music is thoughtful, beautiful, sophisticated, and well-constructed. Their style may be thought of as a combination of straight-ahead with a dollop of free jazz... They play intelligently as a band and as composers they are innovative re-interpreting known terrain. This Quartet deserves further listening."
-John Doll, Jazz Review
 Cover $8   www.joshirvingjazz.com
Thursday
Jun 02
6:00PM  ARTISTS’ SALON

This is a monthly opportunity for artists associated with the cafe--from every genre and every generation, past, present, and future--to gather informally, schmooze, re-invent the world, and hoist a glass of quelque chose (the only kind of chose to hoist). Our glorious curators are present, you can buttonhole them to find out what's cooking, you can introduce yourself to other toilers in the vineyard, invent projects and discover collaborators. All are welcome.
8:30PM  ALL ABOUTJAZZ-NEW YORK PRESENTS 1S & 2S: MUSIC FOR SOLO & DUO
Ted Curson, trumpet;  Henry Grimes, bass
ALL ABOUTJAZZ-NEW YORK PRESENTS 1S & 2S: MUSIC FOR SOLO & DUO  image
Two sets: 8:30 & 10:00
"Celebrating Ted Curson’s 70th Birthday!"

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

HENRY GRIMES
Master bassist Henry Grimes, missing from the music world since the late ’6O’s and now living in New York City, has made an
 Cover $12   www.allaboutjazz.com/newyork/index.htm www.henrygrimes.com

Friday
Jun 03
6:00PM  PINK PONY POETRY
Jackie Sheeler, host


Jackie Sheeler's open mic poetry series. Arrive before 6 pm to sign up. featured reader Ishle Park. $6 admission includes a *free* drink
 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)   http://www.poetz.com
8:30PM  WEEKEND VIBES:NICK MANCINI COLLECTIVE & TIM COLLINS GROUP
Nick Mancini Collective Nick Mancini, vibraphone;  Matthias Bublath, organ;  Dave Berger, drums; 
Tim Collins Group
Tim Collins, vibraphone;  Ingrid Jensen, trumpet/flugelhorn;  Matt Blostein, alto sax;  Matt Clohesy, bass;  Simon Lott, drums
<font color=red>Weekend Vibes:</font>Nick Mancini Collective & Tim Collins Group image

9:00 Nick Mancini Collective

The musicians of NICK MANCINI COLLECTIVE vibraphonist Nick Mancini, organist Matthias Bublath and drummer Dave Berger, use the music of Horace Silver as a jumping-off point for their fresh, incisive and occasionally comedic arrangements.
A dynamic fixture of the NYC jazz scene, Mancini decisively leads this energetic trio through a tightly knit set of burning, straight-ahead jazz flights, moody vamps, gospel romps and Eurodance breakdowns.
Witness the vibrant and evocative nature of this trio of masters as they deliver a continually evolving stream of musical settings that are all at once spontaneous, reminiscent and unmarked.

10:30 Tim Collins Group featuring Ingrid Jensen

"An exceptionally bright and brisk live jazz group featuring vivid jazz vibes, lighting up a full-spectrum sound. Incorporating influences from Funk, Rock and Latin styles with sassy backbeats and forthright piano punctuation, this east coast group is one that jazz connoisseurs will be talking about. With outstanding compositional integrity, this is truly a meeting of voices, a group performance with one, cohesive vision. "
- CDBaby


 Cover $10   www.nickmancini.net www.timcollinsmusic.com

Drum kit donated by
CANOPUS DRUMS, Japan

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