* 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
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.
“ 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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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
Lust, anger and confusion. Four poets and performers face their audience.
Erica Miriam Fabri and Robin Andre, Thomas Fucaloro, Jud Newborn,and Jackie Sheeler shake up the poetry scene with this interactive reading. The audience names an emotion, the performers react.
Bliss, obsession, or melancholia? You decide!
ROBIN ANDRE grew up and worked with multi-platinum group the Fugees. Later he signed to RCA and toured with The Dave Mathews Band. Robin lives in NYC and you can see him perform weekly at the Village Underground.
ERICA MIRIAM FABRI is the author of the poetry collection Dialect of a Skirt (Hanging Loose Press, 2009). Erica has performed, and facilitated workshops, at venues including Cooper Union, NYU, Columbia University, Poet’s House. She is also a spoken word mentor for Urban Word NYC, a non-for-profit organization dedicated to bringing spoken word, poetry and hip-hop arts to inner-city teens.
THOMAS FUCALORO has the sexiest legs in poetry he just hasn't learned how to use them, yet.
JUD NEWBORN is an author, poet, lyricist, and filmmaker. Co-author of Sophie Scholl and the White Rose (Oneworld, 2007), Jud is also a leading Holocaust scholar and served as Founding Historian for NYC’s Museum of Jewish Heritage.
JACKIE SHEELER is a poet, songwriter, and activist who enjoys performing random acts of kindness almost as much as random acts of righteous indignation. Her third book, a New & Selected Poems, will be published by NY Quarterly in the fall.
(includes one house drink)
Readings by up-and-coming writers DAN LOPEZ and NICOLE MILLER.
Featured authors include:
A.B. MEYER, the pseudonym of the author of two books, one fiction and one nonfiction, which were published under another name. Her writing has often appeared in The New Yorker and The New York Times.a Manhattan-based
SUZANNE GUILLETTE, a Manhattan-based writer whose first book, Much to Your Chagrin: A Memoir of Embarrassment, was released on March 10, 2009 by Simon and Schuster.
TEDDY WAYNE, author of the novel Kapitoil (Harper Perennial). He is a graduate of Harvard and Washington University in St. Louis, where he taught fiction and creative nonfiction writing. The recipient of a 2010 NEA Creative Writing Fellowship, his work has appeared in The New Yorker, the New York Times, Vanity Fair, Time, Esquire, McSweeney’s, the Wall Street Journal, and elsewhere.
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Art is a lie that makes us realize truth. -- Pablo Picasso
(includes one house drink)
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