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ART ON THE WALLS

Photographs by Linda Zecchino

All art is for sale. Please inquire

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
Kim Bock Quartet image
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
ALL ABOUTJAZZ-NEW YORK PRESENTS 1S & 2S: MUSIC FOR SOLO & DUO  image
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
Kevin Norton's Dewline: The music of Steve Lacy image
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
Monday
May 09
6:00PM  BROOKLYN RAIL
Donald Breckenridge, editor of Brooklyn Rail, host

Peter Altenberg , in translations by Peter Wortsman;  Robert Bonon

 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)
8:30PM  COMPOSERS COLLABORATIVE INC PRESENTS: SERIAL UNDERGROUND
Jed Distler, piano, composer;  Ed Schmidt, words & performance;  Joshua Fried, composer
COMPOSERS COLLABORATIVE INC PRESENTS: Serial Underground image
CCi's multidisciplinary productions will be serialized in monthly installments. Musical breaks provided by members of The Mighty CCi House Band, other regulars such as Kathleen Supové, Justine Chen, Jenny Lin, and SURPRISE GUESTS. This month:

The Gold Standard (excerpts) by Ed Schmidt and Jed Distler

Everbest, Virgil: the rules of portrait sitting (20-minute excerpt) w. Gerald Busby, Kamala Sankaram and Nancy Castle on headphones. Plus Virgil Thomson piano portraits

Talkback with Ed Schmidt and Tom Bolster

Monologue/piano with Gerald Busby

Radio Wonderland (excerpt) by Joshua Fried featuring The Musical Shoes

Jody Redhage plays her own music for cello and voice

new work for viola and electronics by Mario Diaz de León


PARTICIPATING ARTISTS:
Arnold Barkus, director
David Lovett, lighting designer
Justine Chen, composer
Jed Distler, pianist/composer
Joshua Fried, composer
R. Erica Doyle, poet
Vlada Yaneva, piano
Christian Hebel, violin
Cecee Pantikian, violin
Jody Redhage, cello


Telephone for advance sale tickets: 212-663-1967
all major credit card accepted: AMEX, MC, Visa
Advance purchase tickets (incl. one house drink): $15
Tickets purchased at the door on day of perf (incl. one house drink): $20   www.composerscollab.org

Tuesday
May 10
6:00PM  STORYTELLING
Barbara Aliprantis, host


"It's May! It's May!
The lusty month of May!
Those dreary vows that ev'ryone makes,
Ev'ryone breaks.
Ev'ryone makes divine mistakes!
The lusty month of May!"
- Lerner and Lowe
Nine years and going strong: the longest running storytelling series in New York City
FORMAT: Featured tellers followed by a SWAP (Open Mike)

JOHN CUCINELLO takes us back to Ithaca, beloved homeland of Odysseus, to witness and feel the joy of father and son, husband and wife - denied each others comforts for twenty years - together again under the same roof...an improbable, inexplicable joy...

KEN CORSBIE returns with a timely tale to tell. Spurred on by recent alarming emails on the continued destruction of the Amazon Rainforest, Ken, who hales from Guyana – the only English speaking country in South America – will share a poem written by a fellow Guyanese that illustrates why the increasing lateness of the arrival of “The Sunparrots” affects everyone, and everything,on planet earth. www.kencorsbie.com
 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)   http://www.barbaraaliprantis.com
8:30PM  ARTURO O'FARRILL Y RIZA NEGRA
Arturo O'Farrill, piano;  Rafi Torn, percussion;  Rafi Malakiel, trombone;  Peter Brainin, tenor sax;  Emilio Valdez, drums;  Harvie S, bass
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Arturo O'Farrill y Riza Negra - Explorations in Latin Jazz

Arturo O'Farrill, son of the legendary Cuban composer/bandleader Chico O'Farrill and musical director of the Lincoln Center Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra, performs at the Cornelia Street Cafe every second Tuesday of the month.

Arturo is currently on tour w/ the Lincolin Center Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra throughout the United States and recently had a premiere performance in Shanghai, China, yet he is still making time for his Y Riza Negra performances at Cornelia Street.

One of the highlights of this incredible musical opportunity, for both listeners and younger musicians: Arturo, the consummate teacher, is offering both a student discount rate and the opportunity for jazz students to sit in with his band during the second set.

This performance is a rare opportunity to see this high-energy, exceptionally gifted artist perform with his trio in the intimate setting of The Cornelia Street Cafe's 60-seat downstairs lounge.


 Cover $10

Drum kit donated by
CANOPUS DRUMS, Japan

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