* Cover is given where known
* There is a one-drinkminimum per set
* Reservations for shows downstairs can only be made by phone:212-989-9319
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.
(includes one house drink)
Molly McGillicuddy is a fifteen year old Irish lass, wondering if she came from a silkie mother as she flees the poverty and cruelty of her early life for the promise of freedom in America, 1899. Instead she is met by a lecherous cousin and rescued by fellow travelers.
(A note: silkies are shapeshifters, seals that shed their skin to become human.)
(includes one house drink)
Two sets: one tinkly smudge, one muted flamboyant. Perhaps they are of Kafka's Odradek, simply some stories with no clear purpose or apparent use. No matter. You decide.
Charismatic comedian and former stripper, Lisa Faith Phillips had a
sold-out tour of her popular parody musical 7 ½ Habits of Highly Successful
Mistresses in Dublin, Ireland, New York and at the Capital Fringe Festival
in Washington D.C., before bring sued for trademark infringement by the
FranklinCovey Corporation, owners of the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
Drawing on her colorful experiences, working as a stripper to pay her way
through graduate school at the London School of Economics, and her
background in stand-up comedy and music, Lisa Faith Phillips weaves topical
humor and songs into a clever, thought-provoking and ultimately touching
show. Part comedy, part cabaret, part one-woman theater piece, it all adds
up to an evening of sophisticated, fun entertainment.
Raves for her show (formerly 7 ½ Habits of Highly Effective Mistresses):
"A close comparison to Goldie Hawn I thought, this performer was outrageously
funny and successfully cunning. Devilishly clever and wildly
entertaining….every line demanded a boisterous laugh. She exudes inherent
fun like a bottle of champagne. Uplifting and unpredictable." -Carolyn Smith, Newyorkcool.com
“ If the young saxophonist Abraham Burton was ever to be drawn in a cartoon, he’d have flames coming out of his saxophone” - NY Times
"Ban plays with a fluency and sensibility that recalls Vladimir Horowitz as much as McCoy Tyner” - Terrell Holmes , All About Jazz NY
“Eric McPherson is at the vanguard of his generation's creative music drummers. His command of multiple percussion instruments is matched by the originality, electricity, versatility and sensitivity he adds to the continuum of the music” - WinterJazzFest
“Hebert's fractured ostinatos are a thing of wonder.” - Chris May, All About Jazz
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Robin Hirsch co-founded the Cornelia Street Cafe in 1977. Here, as Minister of Culture, Wine Czar, and Dean of Faculty, he manages to boss people around, drink copiously and, with the aid of Angelo Verga and other magnificent curators, produce some 700 cultural events a year; somehow, he still finds time to perform and write (Last Dance at the Hotel Kempinski, MOSAIC: Fragments of a Jewish Life, FEG: Stupid Poems for Intelligent Children, and innumerable checks).
Poet, teacher, editor, manuscript doctor, curator of innumerable literary events,
Angelo Verga’s sixth collection is a long poem set in the crooked footpaths of lower Manhattan, Praise for What Remains, Three Rooms Press, 2009. He has been widely published and anthologized, and translated into a dozen languages.
All are welcome.
"Mark Dresser is an inventor. He also may be the most important bassist to emerge since 1980 in jazz or classical music."
Harvey Pekar, Boston Herald
"Moser is a first class jazz pianist!"
George Kanzler for the Star Ledger, NJ
Arrive before 6 pm to sign up.
(includes one house drink)
“We are totally responsible to do something when we arrive on stage....... “
“Now is the life, today and not tomorrow. This can be understood quite young,
understood clearly. I can be an angry woman, and this is a good vibration. I can use inner rage to keep the utopia, the idea of changing the world. Artists have a job, to change the world.”
French double bass player, improviser and composer, Joëlle Léandre is one of the dominant figures of the new European music. Trained in orchestral as well as contemporary music, she has played with l’Itinéraire, 2e2m and Pierre Boulez’s Ensemble Intercontemporain. Joëlle Léandre has also worked with Merce Cunningham and with John Cage, who has composed especially for her – as have Scelsi, Fénelon, Hersant, Lacy, Campana, Jolas, Clementi and about 40 composers.
As well as working in contemporary music, Léandre has played with some of the great names in jazz and improvisation, such as Derek Bailey, Anthony Braxton, George Lewis, Evan Parker, Irene Schweizer, William Parker, Barre Phillips, Pascal Contet, Steve Lacy, Lauren Newton, Peter Kowald, Urs Leimgruber, Mat Maneri, Roy Campbell, Fred Frith, John Zorn, Mark Naussef, Marilyn Crispell, India Cooke and so many others…..
10:30PM The Marks Brothers
featuring Mark Helias
www.markhelias.com and Mark Dresser,
www.mark-dresser.com has grown out of a thirty year friendship and artistic relationship. The two Marks are very complimentary (distinctly different and compatible) both as composers and bassists. They have approached the concept of a bass duo largely from a compositional perspective and the improvisations are natural outgrowths of the notated materials allowing for a high degree of variety and expression during their concerts. Their programs are liberally peppered with the type of monster chops-laden improvisations that send many bass players back to the woodshed. Their first CD "The Marks Brothers was released in 2001 on the W.E.R.F. label.
“Dresser and Helias’ performances are powerful reminders that an instrument still too often thought of as merely an ensemble workhorse can sing with the same illuminating purity as the most coveted Italian violin”
“Their duets are ranging affairs, stressing the instrument's deep sonorities and unusual textures. Be on the lookout for extended technique and lots of precision.”
Jim Macnie, Village Voice
Jason Prover, trumpet
Pierre Piscitelli, piano and organ
Nathaniel Schroeder, bass
John Bishop, drums
" This is the heart and soul of Jazz and improvised music - Scott, with Billy Drewes, Gary Versace and Jeff Hirshfield, capture your attention
and take you places....They are some of my favorite improvisers, Beautiful!" Joe Lovano
Cover is given where known
Many spoken words events are free
There is always a one-drink minimum per set; times are door opening times