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ART ON THE WALLS

Paintings by RICK MULLIN

All art is for sale. Please inquire

Monday
Jul 31
6:00PM  HOME PLANET NEWS ONLINE PRESENTS 3 POETS
Paul Pines Frank Murphy Gregg Weatherby
Home Planet News Online Presents 3 Poets image

Look for an evening of craft, humor, and excitement when these three poets come together. Home Planet News Online is in the process of creating its 5th Issue. Both Paul Pines and Gregg Weatherby were featured poets in the second issue of Home Plant News Online. Frank Murphy is the editor in chief.

  homeplanetnews.org/AOnLine.html

8:30PM  LAINIE COOKE
Lainie Cooke, vocals;  Tedd Firth, piano;  Matthew Parish, bass;  Kenneth Salters, drums;  Myron Walden, saxes
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Summertime means fun and in celebration of same an evening with Lainie Cooke promises exactly that - along with tunes that are a mixture of your favorites and wow, I never heard that one before. Lainie has been bringing her music to the Cafe for over 10 years and her live and recorded performances have garnered great reviews from all who hear her. Joining her at the Cafe tonight are the talented and handsome Tedd Firth (piano) Matthew Parish (bass) Kenneth Salters (drums) and Myron Walden (saxes).

Lainie Cooke - No hype. No attitude. Just the pure emotion that only true life experience can endow in an artist. Her 3 CDs Harlemwood’s “Here’s To Life,” “It’s Always You,” and her most recent “The Music is the Magic” on the Onyx Music Production Label are available on her website, www.lainiecooke.com, www.CDBaby.com and also at www.Itunes. com/lainie.

"… her passionate performances should be heard at every opportunity." Don Heckman, International Review of Music

“…her unique brand of steel-lined warm - an enticing style that suggests the musical astuteness of Sheila Jordan blended with the salty panache of Anita O’Day…” Jazz Times

  www.lainiecooke.com

Tuesday
Aug 01
6:00PM  OPEN CARRY AND GODLESS LOVE: A READING
Stephen Advocate Alexander Ashendorf
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Stephen Advocate will be reading a selection from his “Open carry” And Alexander Ashendorf will read from his book “Godless Love”.

Steve Advocate started writing verse at the age of 5 on a bright summer morning when his mom transcribed his first attempt, starting: "The birds sing, tweet-tweet"--and ending: "You should always listen to your mother." The day camp director accepted it despite its having dropped into the urinal and being kind of wet. Though it was duly printed in the weekly newsletter, the kids on the van made were rather cruel and Steve almost never wrote a poem again. Later on in life, however, due to the fact that he could never get more than ten words out before being interrupted by someone who had a thousand words of their own to say, unspoken sentiments built up to a critical mass and exploded into song. Unflappably. The product of this miraculous event will be yours to enjoy and marvel at on August 1st at the Cornelia street Cafe.

Alex Ashendorf: Son of the Yiddish writer Israel Aszendorf. whose collected writings he’s translated and are soon to be published. Previously lived in France, Argentina and Israel; translator, painter, musician and jack of all construction trades. Has lived in Staten Island since 1984.

8:00PM  VOXECSTATIC: BRENDA EARLE STOKES NEW TRIO
Deborah Latz, curator

Brenda Earle Stokes, piano, voice;  Evan Gregor, bass;  Ross Pederson, drums

Pianist/vocalist/composer Brenda Earle Stokes is back with a new trio, which explores the rich tradition of jazz pianists and vocalists and frames it with her unconventional renditions of songs by Jerry Herman, Stephen Sondheim and Elvis Costello.

“Her keyboard work throughout embodies lyrical melody, deft harmonies and smart pacing…” – The Toronto Star

“She has her own way of writing music that meshes fine with modern jazz esthetics.” – JazzTimes

  http://www.brendaearle.com

VoxEcstatic: Brenda Earle Stokes New Trio image ©ErikaKapinPhotography
9:30PM  VOXECSTATIC: ELIANE AMHERD BAND
Deborah Latz, curator

Eliane Amherd, voice, guitar;  Jennifer Vincent, bass;  Sean Dixon, drums
 VoxEcstatic: Eliane Amherd Band image

Singer and guitarist Eliane Amherd is a true cosmopolitan artist: Born in Switzerland, she lives in New York, and it is that city’s savvy multicultural energy that most influences her songwriting and sound: jazzy, groovy and rooted in African, Brazilian and Latin music. Inventive, enchanted yet earthy.

Amherd composed, arranged and produced her albums, “Skylines” and “Now and from Now On”, which continue to receive great press reviews and have topped the playlists of several U.S. Radio Stations. As well as, the Swiss Miss Sampler “heimweh”, featuring renown Swiss artists. In 2013 she was a candidate of the first edition of "the Voice of Switzerland”. She plays guitar in various NYC bands like the Brazilian psychedelic 70ties Rock group "As Lolas”. In her hometown, Brig, she is the musical director of the annual "frauenstimmen Festival” featuring female acts, and in 2015 she was also the musical director of the “OrchEXtra Gottardo" at the Expo Milano, Italy. In 2017 she was a finalist of the Montreux Jazz Artists Foundation "best singer-songwriter in Switzerland" competition.

"Amherd is not only an exceptionally good singer but she is also an accomplished songwriter and guitarist.” – Wilbert Sostre, Jazz Times

"Eliane Amherd was the highlight of the event. Obviously, this band stood out on a different level." – Yangon Calling, Worldmusic Festival Yangon, Myanmar
  www.elianeperforms.com

Wednesday Aug 02
6:00PM  INFLECTION POINT: A POETRY READING
Molly Kirschner Joanna Sit Nicholas Oliver Moore Luciann Berrios
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Poets of intersecting identities come together from A Gathering of the Tribes and the Poetry Brothel to perform new work in assorted modes, including confessional, philosophical, humor, and drag.

8:00PM  ALEX WYATT GROUP
Alex Wyatt, drums;  Kyle Wilson, tenor sax;  Jon DeLucia, alto sax;  Danny Fox, piano;  Pablo Menares, bass
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With his dynamic ensemble, drummer/composer Alex Wyatt brings his singular compositional voice and playing style to Cornelia Street Café, presenting a mostly new collection of music since his well-regarded debut release There’s Always Something. Expressive, lyrical, creative, passionate, and song-like, the music doesn’t shy away from simple melodies or adventurous development. With an ensemble of some of the finest players and improvisers in today’s field, Wyatt combines elements of mainstream jazz, folk, and rock, resulting in a set of refreshingly original music. Jazz critic Brent Black writes, “The entire sextet may have stumbled upon the perfect marriage of modern jazz with a touch of the old Blue Note sound…”

“…there is an incredibly well thought out ebb and flow to this release… Wyatt plays with the finesse of a Paul Motion and the rhythmic complexity of a Max Roach.” Brent Black, criticaljazz.com

  www.alexwyatt.net

9:30PM  ZYGMON
Seth Trachy, tenor sax;  Glenn Zaleski, piano;  Pablo Menares, bass;  Felix Lecaros, drums
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Zygmon performs modern instrumental adaptations of Cameroonian Baka Pygmy music. A melding of diverse influences with the music of one of the oldest cultures on the planet.

"Music driven by a subtle twilight infused pulsation, one is confused as to whether traveling forward or backwards in time" World Sound Review

  www.sethtrachy.com

Thursday
Aug 03
6:00PM  ARTISTS SALON
Robin, Josh, and Tom, hosts

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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.

Finger food on us, drinks available. All are welcome.

8:00PM  MALABY FEST: TONY MALABY TRIO
Tony Malaby, tenor sax;  Ben Monder, guitar;  Tom Rainey, drums
Malaby Fest: Tony Malaby Trio image

9:30PM  MALABY FEST: TONY MALABY QUARTET
Tony Malaby, tenor sax;  Leo Genovese, piano;  William Parker, bass;  Billy Mintz, drums
Malaby Fest: Tony Malaby Quartet image

Friday
Aug 04
6:00PM  DISTRACTIONS: A ONE WOMAN SHOW
written and performed by Arianna Taxman

John DiPinto, piano, music direction;  Marc Schmied, upright bass;  Greg Landes, drums
DISTRACTIONS: A One Woman Show image

There are so many distractions in our lives that can take our concentration off what really matters, come cry and laugh with Arianna on her journey to self love.

Directed by Cheryl Stern

Arianna Taxman- writer and performer. Arianna is a proud equity performer. She has performed at the West End Theater in an Off-Broadway production of The Adding Machine. Other roles include: Janet (Rocky Horror), Sarah(We Will Always Talk This Way), Kate/Chutney (Legally Blonde the Musical), and many more. She has also performed in many Cabaret venues from 54 Below to the Metropolitan Room. She is currently touring NYC with her one woman show DISTRACTIONS.

  Ariannataxman.com

9:00PM & 10:30PM  MALABY FEST: APPARITIONS
Tony Malaby, tenor sax;  Michael Formanek, bass;  Tom Rainey, drums;  Randy Peterson, drums
Malaby Fest: Apparitions image

  www.tonymalaby.net

Saturday
Aug 05
6:00PM  AN EVENING WITH NOVELETTE 13
Myla Kato-DuVally, piano;  Melanie Chirignan, flute
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Novelette 13 will be performing an eclectic mix of pieces for flute and piano by Saint-Saens, Poulenc, Villa-Lobos, Ravel, Bartok, Ian Clarke, and Lowell Liebermann.

  www.Novelette13.com www.facebook.com/Novelette13/

9:00PM & 10:30PM  MALABY FEST: TONY MALABY QUARTET
Tony Malaby, tenor sax;  Brandon Seabrook, guitar;  William Parker, bass;  Billy Mintz, drums
Malaby Fest: Tony Malaby Quartet image

  www.tonymalaby.net

Sunday
Aug 06
6:00PM  ROARING 1920'S JAZZ QUARTET
Barbara Haimowitz, vocals, piano;  Giacomo Merega, bass guitar;  Nick Videen, saxophone;  Eli Asher, trumpet
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The 1920's were a time of innovation, emancipation, and expanded freedoms. It shows in the fun and uplifting music styles, the Charleston, Dixieland and early jazz and blues. A joyous and expressive time, in between two world wars and a depression, the Roaring 1920's stand out for their happiness, matched with creative and energetic music. We look forward to having you ragtime with us tonight!

8:30PM  CABARET FESTIVAL: CHLOE PERRIER & FRIENDS
Chloe Perrier, voice;  Sharik Hassan, piano;  Jim Robertson, bass
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Chloe Perrier, French Jazz singer, will present a delicious mix of French songs and Jazz standards, and will transport you in a poetic and loving universe.

  chloeperrier.net

Monday
Aug 07
6:00PM  MONOLOGUES & MADNESS
Tulis McCall, host

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Original Monologues. No slamming, no judges, just great material, excellent actors and YOU. Come See These Amazing Daredevils Perform Without a Net!!!

8:30PM  CABARET FESTIVAL: CRUEL SUMMER : A TRIBUTE TO THE LADIES OF THE 80’S
Amanda Ferguson, vocals;  Peter Calo, guitar;  Skip Ward, bass;  Gene Lewin, drums
Cabaret Festival: Cruel Summer : a tribute to the Ladies of the 80’s image

Join vocalist Amanda Ferguson and her band of incredible musicians, Peter Calo on guitar, Skip Ward on bass, and Gene Lewin on drums, as they celebrate the hits, some b-sides, and perhaps a one hit wonder from some of your favorite woman artists of the 1980’s. Putting their own funky spin on these classic tunes by these fierce females, you can expect to hear songs by Cyndi Lauper, Sheena Easton, Tina Turner, Laura Branigan, and so many more.

Drum kit donated by
CANOPUS DRUMS, Japan

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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