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* There is a one-drink
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ART ON THE WALLS

Collage by DAVID LAVINE

All art is for sale. Please inquire

Friday
Jun 30
6:00PM  PINK PONY WEST
Jackie Sheeler, host

Sina Queyras
This is Pony's gay pride reading, come out.
 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)   http://www.poetz.com
9:00PM & 10:30PM  MALABY/SANCHEZ/
RAINEY TRIO

Tony Malaby, saxophone;  Angelica Sanchez, piano;  Tom Rainey, drums
MALABY/SANCHEZ/<br>RAINEY TRIO image

The husband and wife team have been playing with their drummer pal Tom Rainey for years now; their bedrock rapport doesn’t vanish for an instant when they’re truly hitting it. That gives their well-conceived abstractions an inner balance that often eludes others. Sax, piano, percussion - quite a concept.
Jim Macnie/Village Voice NYC

This is a particularly articulate small ensemble in a time where subtle ensemble articulation is a lost art to many musicians. The trio subtly balances between the overt and the introvert. Intuitive ensemble-play moments find their space, without ever loosing sight of precise process and motion within
 Cover $10   www.tonymalaby.com www.angelicasanchez.com

Saturday
Jul 01
9:00PM & 10:30PM  PETE ROBBINS & CENTRIC
Pete Robbins, alto saxophone & effects, compositions;  Sam Sadigursky, tenor & soprano saxophones;  Mike Gamble, guitar & effects;  Eliot Cardinaux, Nord Electro;  Thomas Morgan, bass;  Dan Weiss, drums
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Brooklyn alto saxophonist and composer Pete Robbins brings PETE ROBBINS & CENTRIC to CORNELIA STREET CAFE in the West Village on SATURDAY, JULY 1. Robbins is a recipient of the 2006 New Works: Creation & Presentation Grant from the Doris Duke Foundation, given by Chamber Music America. Past winners include Dave Douglas, Greg Osby, Andrew Hill, Myra Melford, Vijay Iyer, Rufus Reid, Ben Allison, and Matt Wilson.

He has been featured in the Village Voice's jazz previews for Fall, 2004 and Summer, 2005, and has been called "a powerhouse of a talent" and "a highly creative mind at work." (see quotations below)

Robbins' upcoming album "Waits and Measures" will be released on August 29 by PLAYSCAPE RECORDINGS www.playscape-recordings.com
 Cover $6   www.peterobbins.com

Monday
Jul 03
8:30PM  AMERICANA - AMRAMICANA: DAVID AMRAM & CO
David Amram, piano;  Kevin Twigg, drums;  John DeWitt, bass;  John Ventimiglia, actor;  Adam Amram, percussion
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David Amram Trio and actor John Ventimiglia of The Sopranos, Alana, Adira and Adam Amram plus surprise guests and readings from the works of Kerouac and Amram with musical accompanyment.

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   www.davidamram.com

Tuesday
Jul 04
6:00PM  HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Today marks two birthdays--US and US.

The US is 230.

WE are 29.

Congratulations to US all.

There will be wild merriment on the street outside the cafe in the late afternoon and early evening . . . do join us!

Wednesday Jul 05
7:00PM  SOLO PERFORMANCE: LAVENDER SONGS
Jeremy Lawrence, performer;  Jed Distler, piano
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Lavender Songs a Weimer Cabaret adapted and performed by Jeremy Lawrence with Jed Distler, piano
 Cover $10
8:30PM  AMERICANA - SONGS YOU THOUGHT YOU KNEW
Jed Distler Frank J. Oteri Rachelle Garniez Libby Shapiro David Leopold Trudy Chan
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The songs include Jed Distler's 1996 "de-rangement" of our national anthem, THE ANTHEM AT WOODSTOCK, plus Jed Distler's performance piece "Take One Down, Pass It Around," where 99 Bottles of Beer vanish in 25 minutes. In addition to Jed on voice and piano, guest artists include comedian David Leopold vocalists Rachelle Garniez and Libby Shapiro

Composer Frank J. Oteri with pianist Trudy Chan who will play Oteri's 'Take Me Out To The Ballgame'- inspired piano sonata Take Me.

NO COVER, one drink minimum

Thursday
Jul 06
6:00PM  ARTISTS’ SALON
Robin, Angelo, Poul, and Valerie


This is a monthly opportunity for artists associated with the cafe--from every genre and every generation, past, present, and future--to gather informally, schmooze, re-invent the world, and hoist a glass of quelque chose (the only kind of chose to hoist). Our glorious curators are present, you can buttonhole them to find out what's cooking, you can introduce yourself to other toilers in the vineyard, invent projects and discover collaborators. All are welcome.
8:30PM  AMERICANA - NEW ORLEANS-NYC: DAVY MOONEY TRIO
Davy Mooney, guitar;  Mark Anderson, bass;  Ari Hoenig, drums
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On July 6th and 7th, Cornelia St. Cafe will feature several groups featuring recently relocated musicians from New Orleans. On the 6th, guitarist Davy Mooney will perform with his trio, featuring drummer Ari Hoenig. Mooney's trio performs his original, modern jazz compositions. Jazz critic John Swenson has written of Mooney: "This talented young jazz guitarist...has a dazzling stylistic breadth that reaches from the cool introspection of Jim Hall to the genre jumping acrobatics of John Abercrombie." find out more @
 Cover $10   www.davymooney.com www.myspace.com/davymooney
Friday
Jul 07
6:00PM  PINK PONY POETRY
Jackie Sheeler


Jackie Sheeler's open mic poetry series. Arrive before 6 pm to sign up. Tonight's featured reader is Barbara Purcell.
 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)
8:30PM  AMERICANA - NEW ORLEANS-NYC: JESSE MCBRIDE GROUP

July 7th is a double bill with Jesse McBride Presents the Next Generation, followed by the New Orleans All Stars.

Pianist Jesse McBride leads the Next Generation, which features another displaced New Orleans resident, James Westfall, on vibes. The Next Generation documents the music of New Orleans composers Ellis Marsalis, Harold Batiste, Alvin Batiste, and James Black, and has featured a number of prominent New Orleans musicians throughout the years, including Nicholas Payton, Brice Winston, and John Ellis.

cover $12 for both shows   http://www.jessemcbride.com/epk.htm

10:30PM  AMERICANA - NEW ORLEANS-NYC: THE NEW ORLEANS ALL STARS
Scott Bougeois, saxophone;  Mark Anderson, bass;  Martin Urbach, drums;  Davy Mooney, guitar & vocals
The New Orleans All Stars a group made up of recent evacuees of New Orleans. The band plays the members original material as well as the standards they used to play in New Orleans. The group features saxophonist Scott Bourgeois, who has played with Stanton Moore, bassist Mark Anderson, who has played with Nicholas Payton and Brian Blade, guitarist Davy Mooney, winner of the third place scholarship in the Thelonious Monk International Guitar Competition, and drummer Martin Urbach, who has performed with Delfeayo and Ellis Marsalis. At their performance at Cornelia St. Cafe, the All Stars will focus on the original material of Bourgeois, Anderson, and Urbach.

cover $12 for both shows   http://www.scottbourgeois.com http://www.martinurbach.com

Drum kit donated by
CANOPUS DRUMS, Japan

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