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ART ON THE WALLS

Photographs by Linda Zecchino

All art is for sale. Please inquire

Tuesday
Jun 14
6:00PM  STORYTELLING
Barbara Aliprantis


Storytelling occurs the second Tuesday of every month.
8:30PM  LIVE IN BROOKLYN--CD RELEASE
Arturo O'Farrill, piano;  Andy Gonzalez, bass;  Dafnis Prieto, drums
LIVE IN BROOKLYN--CD Release image
This month Arturo O'Farrill pre-empts his own monthly Cornelia Street Latin gig ARTURO O"FARRILL Y RIZA NEGRA to debut his wonderful new jazz album, LIVE IN BROOKLYN with the extraordinary Andy Gonzalez on bass and the equally extraordinary Dafnis Prieto on drums
Wednesday Jun 15 6:00PM  POETRY
Angelo Verga, host

Denise Rue Bruce Frankel Kurt Brown

 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)
8:30PM  THE SONGWRITER'S BEAT
Valerie Ghent, host

Hughie Lynch Kismet, w/ Ann Klein Kendra Flowers Doug Kwartler
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   http://valghent.com
http://www.songwritersbeat.com

Thursday
Jun 16
6:00PM  PO'JAZZ
Golda Solomon, host


jazz, spoken word from the original medicine woman of poetry & music
 Cover $12 (includes one house drink)
8:30PM  TONE COLLECTOR : CD RELEASE PARTY
Tone Collector featuring Jeffrey Davis, drums;  Tony Malaby, saxophones;  Eivind Opsvik, bass
Tone Collector : CD release party image
TONE COLLECTOR: CD RELEASE PARTY

Sometimes ferocious and at other times peaceful, Tone Collector will present to you a night of improvisations at this CD release party for their debut recording on the Norwegian "jazz with a rock aesthetic" label, Jazzaway. Recorded live in the summer of 2004 at the Glenn Miller Cafe in Stockholm, Sweden, this CD captures two nights of improvised music and features the collaboration of saxophonist Tony Malaby, bassist Eivind Opsvik, and drummer Jeff Davis.
 Cover $8   www.eivindopsvik.com/tone_collector.html

Friday
Jun 17
6:00PM  PINK PONY POETRY
Jackie Sheeler, host


Jackie Sheeler's open mic poetry series. Arrive before 6 pm to sign up. featured reader Sabrina Hayeem. $6 admission includes a *free* drink.
 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)   http://www.poetz.com
8:30PM  LOUISE ROGERS/RICK STRONG: BASS-ICALY SPEAKING
Louise Rogers, vocals;  Rick Strong, bass
Louise Rogers/Rick Strong: Bass-icaly Speaking image
The idea of a small ensemble had always interested us. We were drawn to and fell in love with the bass and voice concept: the intimacy, the space, and the woody, organic, acoustic sound.

“.. the most joyously encouraging way of expanding the audience for jazz I've heard is the work of jazz singer – educator Louise Rogers”
Nat Hentoff

“... establishes a new relationship between bass and voice...reminiscent of Tuck and Patti...you will long to hear this CD" Kim Nazarian
- New York Voices

"Masterful performance...refreshing to hear...this music is exposed and draws you into it."
Jerry Bergonzi - jazz saxophonist and teacher

"Achieves a beautiful mood with the voice and bass."
Luciana Souza - Jazz vocalist

“... a voice of subtlety and strength ... a beautiful rich tone on both upright and electric basses.”
Peter Eldridge – New York Voices. “Louise Rogers...great chops and a warm, witty approach to song...” Andrew Rowan – All About Jazz, NYC
 Cover $5   www.louiserogers.org www.Cdbaby.com/rogersstrong

10:30PM  SOPHIE AUSTER
Sophie Auster, vocals;  Michael Hearst, guitar/claviola;  Joshua Camp, Accordion/piano;  Greg Stare, percussion;  Taylor Bergren-Chrisman, bass
Sophie Auster image
Sophie Auster sings the translated poetry of Robert Desnos, Guillaume Apollinaire,Paul Eluard, Tristan Tzara, Philippe Soupault, and of course, a few works by her father, Paul Auster. Original music by Michael Hearst and Joshua Camp of the group One Ring Zero
 Cover $10   www.sophieauster.com
Saturday
Jun 18
6:00PM  GREEK-AMERICAN WRITERS ASSOCIATION
Dean Kostos, host



 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)
8:30PM  CHRIS LIGHTCAP GROUP
Tony Malaby, tenor saxophone;  Rodney Green, drums;  Jacob Sacks, piano;  Chris Lightcap, bass
Chris Lightcap group image
Having released 2 critically acclaimed releases with his two-tenor quartet, bassist and composer Chris Lightcap brings another configuration of new music to Cornelia Street Cafe. Lightcap has been featured in the bands of Craig Taborn, Joe Morris, Mark Turner and Regina Carter, and tonight he will lead a band featuring his longtime collaborator Tony Malaby on tenor sax as well as drummer Rodney Green and pianist Jacob Sacks.

"One of the bright lights of New York's younger players, the bassist has been fashioning a group sound around a pair of tenor saxophonists for years. His writing can be simultaneously demonstrative and reflective, an accomplishment that gives his music emotional breadth."
-Jim Macnie, Village Voice

"A bassist-bandleader who's made some excellent records with two tenor saxophones out front."
- Ben Ratliff, New York Times

"Bassist Chris Lightcap has worked alongside avant-minded mavericks such as Cecil Taylor, Anthony Braxton, and Joe Morris, but he's also right at home in more mellifluous units led by Regina Carter and Craig Taborn. perhaps that explains the infectious swagger and fat grooves he brings to bear on Bigmouth (Fresh Sound New Talent), a playful bag of tunes featuring saxists Tony Malaby and Bill McHenry and drummer Gerald Cleaver"
-Time Out New York
 Cover $10   www.chrislightcap.com

Sunday
Jun 19
6:00PM  POETRY
Angelo Verga


A Fathers' Day event featured readers: Gina Myers, Nmemko, Angelo Verga
 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)
8:30PM  FRIENDS OF FIORE

This month, Fiore is doing some great tooting and fluting, including the Bolling Suite, Bach, and French impressionist music, with the great Miki on piano and the intrepid Steve on drums. And don't miss Leo playing Brahms on his cello, and Megumi's sweet, lyrical soprano in renditions of Gounod, Mozart, and Rossini.

Join us for classical music played with warmth, in the welcoming atmosphere of the Café, and, don't miss Fiore's very serious history lessons!

Admission $8, and $5 for students.
 Cover $8

Monday
Jun 20
6:00PM  NYQ
Ted Jonathan, host

Chip Livingston Melinda Thomsen Ana Bozicevic-Bowling
Venerable poetry journal pursues truth beauty and the perfect line break.
 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)
8:30PM  NINA MOFFITT & FRIENDS

Old jazz with a new voice
Tuesday
Jun 21
6:00PM  WRITERS ROOM--
Jill Dearman, host

Nancy Davidson Signe Hammer Lisa Williams
Writers from The Writers Room, the invaluable downtown urban writers colony. This month's theme is FATHERS and includes “The Sacrifice,” excerpt from a novel by Nancy Davidson; “Letters to Virginia Woolf,” excerpt from a book of creative nonfiction by Lisa Willams;and Untitled,excerpt from a novel by Signe Hammer.

NANCY DAVIDSON is a freelance food and travel writer. Her food writing and essays have appeared in Time Out New York, Cooking Light, Gastronomica and other publications. She also writes plays, novels and short stories.

LISA WILLIAMS works as a Professor of Literature at Ramapo College of New Jersey. Her first book, The Artist as Outsider in the Novels of Toni Morrison and Virginia Woolf was published by Greenwood Press in 2000. Letters to Virginia Woolf, a lyrical memoir as well as a meditation on Woolf's life and writing-- particularly her relevance after 9/11-- was just published by Hamilton Books.

SIGNE HAMMER's nonfiction books include By Her Own Hand: Memoirs of a Suicide's Daughter, a New York Times Notable Book of the Year; Passionate Attachments: Fathers and Daughters in America Today; and Daughters and Mothers, Mothers and Daughters. Her short stories have appeared in anthologies and Playgirl; her poetry in Fiction and the New England Review, her personal essays in the Village Voice and Working Woman. She has been an Adjunct Associate Professor of Creative Writing at New York University, where she received an Award for Teaching Excellence. As a performer, she was a founding member of Meredith Monk’s avant-garde dance-theatre company, The House.
 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)
Drum kit donated by
CANOPUS DRUMS, Japan

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