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ART ON THE WALLS

Photographs by VICTORIA LEVY

All art is for sale. Please inquire

Sunday
Jun 20
6:00PM  FATHERS DAY BLAST
Kirpal Gordon, words;  Claire Daly Band , music
Book party for Ghost & Ganga: A Jazz Odyssey, a new work of fiction by Kirpal Gordon, published by Leaping Dog Press , celebrating the jazz tradition.

Kirpal will be joined by the Claire Daly Band for a smokin' set of spoken word and music.


 Cover $7 (includes one house drink)   http://www.LeapingDogPress.com

8:30PM  THE OCTOBER TRIO + INGRID JENSEN/
ABBASI-TARRY TRIO

Evan Arntzen, tenor saxophone;  Josh Cole, bass;  Dan Gaucher, drums;  Ingrid Jensen, trumpet;  Rez Abbasi, guitar;  Chris Tarry, electric bass;  jordan Perlson, drums
The October Trio + Ingrid Jensen/<br>Abbasi-Tarry Trio image
A double bill featuring the critically acclaimed October Trio (Vancouver, BC) making their New York debut with former west coaster Ingrid Jensen in the trumpet chair playing music from their last album “Looks Like Its Going To Snow” (Songlines).

“unmistakable chemistry and artistic purpose… Among the marvelous elements of Going to Snow is the way it easily and off-handedly incorporates funk and rock elements without becoming a collection that is dominated by a backbeat aesthetic.”
– Popmatters.com

"Ingrid plays trumpet and flugelhorn with all the brilliance and fire of a true virtuoso, following the spirit of the muse as she creates… …warm, sensitive, exciting and totally honest….."
- Marian McPartland

www.theoctobertrio.com
www.ingridjensen.com

The Abbasi/Tarry Trio features one of modern jazz’s greatest guitarist Rez Abbasi, internationally celebrated electric bassist Chris Tarry, and the highly in demand Jordan Perlson on drums.

“Graceful, fluid and riviting.. Rez Abbasi is singularly well placed to rivive the East-meets-West conversation that has intrigued so many improvising musicians."
- Coda Magazine

"ACD finds bassist Chris Tarry's quintet in electrifyingly tight form!"
- Downbeat Magazine

www.christarry.com
www.reztone.com
www.jordanperlson.com
 Cover $10

Monday
Jun 21
6:00PM  NEW YORK QUARTERLY
Ted Jonathan, host

Linda Tieber Michael Montlack Christine Cuccio Radlmann

 Cover $7 (includes one house drink)
8:30PM  MORRISON MOTEL
John Morrison, host

MORRISON MOTEL image
John Morrison's monthly comedy quickie--some of the smartest, most politically savvy comedians in or passing through New York make and unmake their bed here before some soon to be deported illegal third world alien comes in to clean it all up . . .

"One of the city's best alt-comedy shows."
– The NY Post
 Cover $10   www.myspace.com/morrisongod

Tuesday
Jun 22
6:00PM  GRADUATE POETS SERIES
Autumn Giles & Martin Rock, host

Katherine Bogdon , SLC;  Raymond DeJesus , New School;  Nina Budabin McQuown , Hunter;  Monica Wendel , NYU
Another semester ends. We look forward to more MFA hosts & poets in the fall. Are we getting old or have all poets always been twenty-somethigs? A fit subject for a sonnet or sestina.


 Cover $7 (includes one house drink)

8:30PM  WILL MCEVOY'S MUTASM
Brad Henkel, trumpet;  Nathaniel Morgan, alto saxophone;  Patrick Breiner, tenor saxophone;  Dustin Carlson, guitar;  Cosy Brown, drums
Will McEvoy's Mutasm image
“Mutasm was powerful and bridged an interdependency among the audience, the musicians and the space in which you played. The forward and backward evolution of energy and sound from chaos to an order of simplicity and beauty within the pieces was stunning, almost overwhelming. I admire your passion and your drive to share what you know.”

Will McEvoy
Composer/Double Bassist/Improviser
Projects includes (Mutasm, Dumptruck, Premoticon, duet with Tom Chess) - steeped in improvisation, aleatoric compositions, chamber music and late night session ale. He began his musical career as a country guitarist and eventually made the move to New York City in order to engage with a wider sphere of influence, including time spent with Mark Helias and Peter Herbert. He has received commissions from The Santa Cruz Ballet Company, Tribes Gallery (Charlie Parker Festival), CUNY and various chamber music settings. He prefers the out of the way places and sub-harmonics.

Wednesday Jun 23 6:00PM  PERFECT SENSE
Alissa Heyman & Hila Ratzabi, co-host

Matthea Harvey, featured poet;  Amy McNamara Rebecca Keith Garrett Burrell
Two of the hardest working women in poetry host this spotlight series.
 Cover $7 (includes one house drink)
8:30PM  JOEL HARRISON/ANUPAM SHOBHAKAR
Joel Harrison Anupam Shobakar, sarod;  Dan Weiss, drums;  Gary Versace, piano, accordion;  Stephan Crump, bass
Joel Harrison presents new work in tandem with one of the foremost young Indian classical musicians in the world, Anupam Shobhakar. In particular they will present a pairing of the Blues-based National Steel Guitar and the 4-string fretless Indian sarod. Harrison will also present new arrangements of older work, some of which will feature Shobhakar.   http://www.joelharrison.com
Thursday
Jun 24
6:00PM  FRENCH NIGHTS
Lucinda Karter, host


Bilingual & cross cultural.

Join us for an hour of contemporary and classic French literature, in translation and in the original.

Nous Gagnerons la Coupe du Monde 2010 by Alain Mabanckou

King Kong Theory by Virginie Despentes

Journal de Gand by Jean Rolin


 Cover $7 (includes one house drink)

8:30PM  JIM BLACK TRIO
Jim Black, drums, cymbals, compositions;  Chris Speed, tenor saxophone, clarinet;  Elias, piano
Jim Black trio image
Jim Black brings a new trio to Cornelia Street, performing original compositions by the group inspired by jazz music from 1960 to 1990.

"wickedly inventive... A revelation." -CMJ

More info: www.jim black.com
www.chrisspeed.com


 Cover $10

Friday
Jun 25
6:00PM  SON OF PONY; GAY PRIDE READING
Jackie Sheeler, host

CAConrad
Son of Pony; Gay Pride Reading image
The Friday night legendary open mic poetry series.

Arrive before 6 pm to sign up.

Jackie has a special program planned for tonight

CAConrad is the recipient of The Gil Ott Book Award for The Book of Frank (Chax Press, 2009). He is also the author of Advanced Elvis Course (Soft Skull Press, 2009), (Soma)tic Midge (Faux Press, 2008), Deviant Propulsion (Soft Skull Press, 2006), and a collaboration with poet Frank Sherlock titled The City Real & Imagined (Factory School, 2010). The son of white trash asphyxiation, his childhood included selling cut flowers along the highway for his mother and helping her shoplift. Visit him online.
 Cover $7 (includes one house drink)   www.CAConrad.blogspot.com www.PhillySound.blogspot.com

9:00PM & 10:30PM  MALABY/MOTIAN/SANCHEZ/MONDER
Tony Malaby, tenor and soprano saxophone;  Paul Motian, drums;  Angelica Sanchez, piano;  Ben Monder, guitar
Malaby/Motian/Sanchez/Monder image
"I asked Tony Malaby to setup something special for my last weekend at the cafe, and so he did! Four artists for whom the moment is more interesting than future or past, though deeply connected to both."
Poul Weis, music curator at the cafe 2003-2010
 Cover $20   www.tonymalaby.com
Saturday
Jun 26
6:00PM  THE LIAR SHOW
Andy Christie, host

TBA
THE LIAR SHOW image
Seek Truth. Get a T-Shirt.

4 Storytellers, 3 True Stories, 1 Pack of Lies. Uncover the liar and win a prize worth its weight in fool's gold.

ELNA BAKER : NPR's The Moth Radio Hour

J. KEITH VAN STRAATEN : What's My Line? Live Onstage

LESLIE GOSHKO : Manhattan Monologue Champion

TRACY ROWLAND : Emmy Award winning editor/producer
 Cover $15 (includes one house drink)

9:00PM & 10:30PM  GLOBAL MOTION
Nikolaj Hess, piano;  Jay Anderson, bass;  Tony Moreno, drums;  Marc Mommaas, tenor saxophone
Global Motion image
Dutch tenor saxophonist Marc Mommaas (Sunnyside Recording Artist) and Danish pianist and co-leader Nikolaj Hess will be playing at the Corneliastreet cafe with the highly acclaimed group GLOBAL MOTION. This concert will feature compositions from Mommaas’ and Hess’ latest recording projects. Global Motion includes the stellar rhythm section Jay Anderson on Bass and Tony Moreno on drums. Stop by and start the year with fresh colors and new energy.

'Global Motion is always in stylistic motion, spanning bop, ECM-esque soundscapes and free-form chamber dreams.......' -
- Ed Enright - DOWNBEAT

- on Marc Mommaas:
‘A fearless improviser on both tenor and soprano, Mommaas has the ability and sense of spontaneous composition to start from almost nothing and build solos that were alive with energy and commitment, fairly bristling with power…..’
- ALL ABOUT JAZZ , John Kelman

Cover $12/$8 for students
 Cover $10   www.mommaas.com ww.nhess.dk

Sunday
Jun 27
6:00PM  HYDROGEN JUKEBOX
Brant Lyon, host

JACKIE SHEELER JERSEY PETROLEUM
Poetry-Music Reading Series with the Hydro Juke improv band, The Ne'er-do-wells.

Open mic-sign up (arrive early to make the list).

Jackie Sheeler is a NYC poetry institution in of herself. An award-winning poet and songwriter with two CDs and three books under her belt (so far), her next full-length collection, "Earthquake Came to Harlem," will be published by NY Quarterly Books in fall 2010. Once named the Poet Laureate of Rikers Island, Jackie performs widely, captivating audiences behind bars as well as in bars (among other places). She founded both the poetz.com website and beloved Pink Pony reading series at Cornelia Street Cafe. Occasional blogger and card-carrying activist, Jackie enjoys committing random acts of kindness and random acts of righteous indignation in equal measure.

Jersey Petroleum… yes, we know what you’re thinking! These two gushing top-killers, poet-musicians John Stanford and Ron Bass, will engulf you with their gooey political and social satire, but promise to clean up after themselves. John Stanford wrote, directed and produced the short film Firofyfe, which has played on the film festival circuit. He is also a photographer, graphic artist and the leader of the imaginary band Modchik. Ron Bass is the author of The Velveeta Underground, a collection of short stories and one act plays.
 Cover $7 (includes one house drink)

8:30PM  "HELLO-GOOD BYE"
TOM CHANG QUARTET/POUL WEIS GROUP

Michael Attias, alto saxophone;  Rob Garcia, drums;  Sean Conly, bass;  Tom Chang, guitar, compositions
Tom Chang Quartet/Poul Weis Group
- two curators, two eras, one "Hello-Good Bye" PARTY!
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