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ART ON THE WALLS

Photographs by Linda Zecchino

All art is for sale. Please inquire

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
Tuesday
Jul 05
8:30PM  VESSELS OF SONG FESTIVAL: MARGOT LEVERETT AND THE KLEZMER MOUNTAIN BOYS
Margot Leverett, clarinet;  Marthy Confurius, bass;  Joe Selly, guitar;  Kenny Kosek, fiddle
Vessels of song festival: Margot Leverett and the Klezmer Mountain Boys image
VESSELS OF SONG FESTIVAL: All shows $10, or get a
festival card of any three shows for $25

Klezmer clarinetist Margot Leverett joins forces with today’s stars of klezmer and bluegrass to explore the shared musical spirit of two genres literally worlds apart. Appalachian and southern fiddle tunes by Bill Monroe meet klezmer melodies from pre-war Russia and Eastern Europe, some newly discovered, and the resulting medleys and improvisations are at once raw, funny, melancholic and footstomping. Their CD "Margot Leverett and the Klezmer Mountain Boys" was released to glowing reviews on Traditional Crossroads in
 Cover $10   www.KlezmerMountainBoys.com

Drum kit donated by
CANOPUS DRUMS, Japan

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