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ART ON THE WALLS

Photographs by Linda Zecchino

All art is for sale. Please inquire

Monday
Jun 27
6:00PM  ONE WOMAN SHOW: HELEN STRATFORD "HOBO OF THE ART"
Angelo Verga


One Woman Show: Helen Stratford "Hobo of the Art" All the way from the East Village by bicycle.
 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)
8:30PM  21 CENTURY SCHIZOID MUSIC PRESENTS DEREK BERMEL
Derek Bermel, composer, clarinetist;  Dan Cooper, electric bass;  Andy Russo, piano, vocals;  Bobby Roe, bass;  Ryan Scott, guitar;  Steve Altenberg, drums
21 century schizoid music presents Derek Bermel  image
FIRST SET:
Derek Bermel, clarinet
Dan Cooper, electric bass
Andy Russo, piano & vocals

SECOND SET
Peace by Piece
Derek Bermel, vocals, caxixi, keys
Bobby Roe, bass
Ryan Scott, guitar
Steve Altenberg, drums

Still in his early 30’s, DEREK BERMEL has been hailed by colleagues, critics, and audiences across the globe for his creativity and theatricality as a composer of chamber, symphonic, dance, theater, and pop works, and his versatility and virtuosity as a clarinetist, conductor, and jazz and rock musician. He has received many of today’s most important awards, including the 2001 Rome Prize, Guggenheim and Fulbright Fellowships, a Millennium Prize by Faber Music (UK), and several ASCAP Awards, as well as residencies at the Lincoln Center Directors Lab, Tanglewood, Bowdoin, Banff, and Yaddo.

"Derek Bermel's "Voices", a concerto for clarinet, with the composer playing the solo part brilliantly, was fun, music with brash humor, clever scoring, evocations of elegiac Irish bagpipes in the slow movement, and Led Zeppelin in the finale."
- THE NEW YORK TIMES

Second Set: PEACE by PIECE,/b>

The music of the Brooklyn band Peace by Piece is funk-based, peppered with samba- and zydeco-flavored soul played with exceptional artistry and musicianship. Featuring singer-songwriter Derek Bermel on keyboards and caxixi, Bobby Roe on bass and vocals, Mark Tewarson on guitar and vocals, and Mat Deveau on drums, the band's self-titled first release is filled with subtle, danceable funk ("don't panic") and hauntingly groovy hooks ("child in your eyes").
 Cover $10   www.dworkineliason.com/html/bermel/bermel_artist.html www.peermusicclassical.com/composer/bermel.cfm

Tuesday
Jun 28
6:00PM  GRAD POETRY SERIES
Gina Myers, host

TBA
the best poets from local MFA programs present new work: Hannah Baker-Siroty - Sarah Lawrence College; Dan Hoy - The New School; Michael Broder - NYU; Jeff Boyle - Sarah Lawrence College.
 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)
8:30PM  RHYTHM HEALING PRESENTS: BASHIRI JOHNSON AND FRIENDS
Bashiri Johnson, Percussion;  Monet, Vocals;  Sheldon Goode, Guitars;  Francis Mbappe, Bass/vocals;  Carole Alexis, Vocals;  Robin Small, Vocals;  Triscia Angus , Vocals;  Derick Cross, Human Beat Box
Rhythm Healing Presents: Bashiri Johnson and Friends image
An Evening of Rhythm & Song

The Words, The Music, The Songs, of NYC Percussion Artist, Bashiri Johnson Performed by Bashiri w/ Monet, Sheldon Goode, Francis Mbappe, Carole Alexis, Robin Small, Ros Lenore and surprise guest artists   rhythmhealing.com bashirijohnson.com

Wednesday Jun 29
8:30PM  ANDREW RATHBUN GROUP
Andrew Rathbun, reeds;  Scott Lee, bass;  Jeff Hirshfield, drums;  PLUS GUEST: John McNeil, trumpet
Andrew Rathbun Group image
Scott, Jeff and Andrew meet often to work on the music that Andrew and Scott compose for this group, and as a result they play TOGETHER as a cohesive unit. This group does it all, weaving in and out of playing 'free' to creating spontaneous forms to playing changes and even the occasional standard.
 Cover $8   www.andrewrathbun.com
Thursday
Jun 30
6:00PM  BAD DATE STORIES
Karen Heuler, host


Bad Date Stories What are those two doing with each other and is it legal? Stories about impossible connections and unredeeming sex, hosted by Karen Heuler and featuring Jennifer Dziura, Armistead Johnson, Martin Cohen, and Jennifer Sears.
 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)
8:30PM  BILLY LESTER QUARTET
Billy Lester, piano;  Simon Wettenhall, trumpet;  Sean Smith, bass;  Russ Meissner, drums
The newest CD from veteran jazz pianist Billy Lester (Four Into Four, Coppens) has garnered much critical acclaim since its release, including most recently being selected as one of the Cadence Magazine Editor’s Choices of 2003 for best recording of the year.

From the school of the legendary Lennie Tristano, the mid-50 year old Lester actually studied under one of Tristano’s most acclaimed students, Sal Mosca. Having spent most of his time constructing his musical concept with only occasional performances, Lester recently performed at Roulette in New York City from which he produced this, his most recent recording.

A masterful solo, duo, and trio pianist, I’m sure that after a listen, you will agree that Billy Lester has been a hidden treasure for most ears over these many years. In Alan Jones’ liner notes to Anthony Braxton’s Ten Compositions (Quartet) 2000 (CIMP), Lester is actually named an “unsung giant” composer along with Andrew Hill, whose compositions Braxton recorded.

Lester is remarkably capable of refashioning ultra-familiar repertoire into music strikingly his own.
-Howard Mandel, Jazz Journalist Association (JJA) president and jazz critic
 Cover $12

Friday
Jul 01
8:30PM  MARK HELIAS; OPEN LOOSE
Mark Helias, bass;  Tom Rainey, 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
Sunday
Jul 03
8:30PM  NIGHT OF THE DAY OF THE DAWN OF THE SUN OF THE BRIDE OF THE . . .
Jim Riffel, director


A first public showing of the film by the notorious JIM RIFFEL--who last brought you the fifty-hour marathon, JOHN CONTE TRIES TO BREAK THE GUINNESS BOOK OF WORLD RECORDS RECORD FOR SOLO PIANO PLAYING OVER CHRISTMAS EVE AND CHRISTMAS DAY, NOT TO MENTION BOXING DAY, AT THE CORNELIA STREET CAFE IN GREENWICH VILLAGE, NEW YORK CITY

And now for the complete title of the new film . . . NIGHT OF THE DAY OF THE DAWN OF THE SUN OF THE BRIDE OF THE RETURN OF THE REVENGE OF THE TERROR OF THE ATTACK OF THE EVIL MUTANT ALIEN FLESH EATING HELLBOUND CRAWLING ZOMBIFIED LIVING DEAD--PART III.
Monday
Jul 04
8:30PM  AMRAM & CO

This series explores in his highly personable, generous and informal style the astonishing variety of David Amram's interests and accomplishments--renowned composer of symphonic classical music, jazz compositions, improvisation, spoken word, scat, he sits at the piano, schmoozes about music, about the greats, the beats, the obscure, the legendary; plays the French horn, pulls out all kinds of instruments (flutes, drums, horns) gathered from his many circumnavigations of the globe, pulls in guests drawn from just about every artistic walk of life.
 Cover $10
Drum kit donated by
CANOPUS DRUMS, Japan

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