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ART ON THE WALLS

Paintings by RICK MULLIN

All art is for sale. Please inquire

Wednesday Aug 01
6:00PM  "I ONLY SMOKE IN WARZONES"
Jennifer Rawlings, writer, performer

8:01PM  MARTIN NEVIN QUINTET
Martin Nevin, bass, comp.;  David Bryant, piano;  Christopher Hoffman, cello;  Pawan Benjamin, tenor sax, bansuri;  Craig Weinrib, drums
Martin Nevin Quintet image

Martin will explore music from his recently release album, Tenderness is Silent, with a new instrumentation.

"Nevin's goal isn't to overpower or impress the listener, but rather to present a way of experiencing the music that is based on deep intuition and an emotional connection. It's a distinctive approach, particularly for a debut record, and that it works as well as it does here is a reflection of Nevin's promise as a composer and bandleader.” -Troy Dostert (All About Jazz)

  martinnevinbass.com

Thursday
Aug 02
6:00PM  ARTISTS SALON
Robin, Tom, and Josh, 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  ISRAELI JAZZ FESTIVAL: EITAN KENNER QUARTET
Nadav Remez, host

Eitan Kenner, keyboard;  Itai Kriss, flute;  Tamir Shmerling, bass;  Diego Ramirez, drums
Israeli Jazz Festival: Eitan Kenner Quartet image

Eitan Kenner Quartet is celebrating the release of Kenner's new album "8ball City". The album is set to come out this summer, and the band will play compositions off of it as well as other unique arrangements.

9:30PM  ISRAELI JAZZ FESTIVAL: GAYA FELDHEIM-SCHORR
Nadav Remez, host

Gaya Feldheim Schorr, voice;  Rachel Therrien, trumpet;  Blake Opper, tenor sax;  Micha Gilad, piano;  Tal Yahalom , guitar;  Eva Lawitts, bass;  Stephen Boegehold, drums
Israeli Jazz Festival: Gaya Feldheim-Schorr image

Born in the heart of Tel-Aviv, Brooklyn based musician and vocalist Gaya Feldheim Schorr was introduced to music at home. Her mother, a multimedia artist with an immense musical taste, brought her up to be highly receptive to diversity and acquainted with a multitude of musical genres and eras, all coming to form the musical fiber of her artistic palate. Gaya creates and performs jazz and creative contemporary music, deconstructing her wide array of musical influences to conjure up her enchanting original voice.

Friday
Aug 03
6:00PM  KAREN AND NORBERT STACHEL & LEHCATS
Norbert Stachel, saxes, flute;  Karen Stachel, flutes, vocals;  Edsel Gomez, piano;  Lonnie Plaxico, bass;  Dan Gonzalez, drums;  Renato Thoms, percussion;  Dave Solomon, guitar
Karen and Norbert Stachel & LehCats image

LehCats is Norbert and Karen Stachels’ last name spelled backwards. They will be performing original music from their new release "Movement to Egalitaria”, that combines elements of Modern Jazz, Funk, R&B, Middle Eastern, Afro/Latin, and Rock creating a musical potpourri of creative sound.

  LehCats.com

8:30PM  ISRAELI JAZZ FESTIVAL: OR BAREKET TRIO
Nadav Remez, host

Nitai Hershkovits, piano;  Or Bareket, bass;  Kush Abadey, drums
Israeli Jazz Festival: Or Bareket Trio image

Born in Jerusalem and raised in Buenos-Aires and Tel-Aviv before moving to New York in late 2011, Or Bareket has quickly established himself as one of the most sought after bassists on the NYC jazz scene, as well as a bandleader with a persuasive sense of composition.

10:00PM  ISRAELI JAZZ FESTIVAL: NADAV REMEZ ORGAN TRIO
Nadav Remez, guitar;  Gary Versace, organ;  Colin Stranahan, drums
Israeli Jazz Festival: Nadav Remez Organ Trio image

Brooklyn-based Israeli guitarist Nadav Remez's new band reimagines the traditional organ trio. Over new compositions influences by genres ranging from indie to middle eastern music, as well as favorite old standards, the group stretches its improvisations into new territories, exploring sounds and textures that are unexpected and surprising – keeping the listeners on their toes.

Saturday
Aug 04
2:00PM  UNDERGROUND CINEMA
Michael Jacobsohn, host and curator

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6:00PM  THE LIAR SHOW
Andy Christie, host

Peter Aguero Mike Brown Leslie Goshko Tracy Rowland
The Liar Show image

Seek Truth. Get a T-Shirt.

4 Storytellers, 3 True Stories, 1 Pack of Lies. Uncover the liar and win a prize worth its weight in fool's gold!

Tonight The Liar Show welcomes stories from Peter Aguero (The Moth Radio Hour; TED Talks), Mike Brown (MTV; Adult Swim; NY Comedy Festival), Leslie Goshko (Huffington Post; Sideshow Goshko), and Tracy Rowland (TV writer/producer (NBC, Disney, E!); Moth StorySlam Champion)

Host: Andy Christie (WNYC's Brian Lehrer Show; The Moth Radio Hour)

"They can lie to me all night long!" - The New York Times

"Christie & Co. make dishonesty fun again." - TimeOut New York

  www.theliarshow.com

8:30PM  ISRAELI JAZZ FESTIVAL: ITAI KRISS TELAVANA
Nadav Remez, host

Itai Kriss, flute;  Cesar Orozco, piano;  Rafi Malkiel, trombone;  Tamir Shmerling, bass;  Ofri Nehemia, drums;  Marcos Lopez, percussion;  Malaya, voice

After spending the past 15 years working at the forefront of New York City’s Jazz scene while performing, recording and touring with some of the world’s top afro-cuban, Latin and Salsa artists, flute virtuoso Itai Kriss fuses the sounds of his native Israel with those of his adopted homelands in the Americas to bring you TELAVANA. From the desert shores of Israel to the tropical beaches of Cuba, TELAVANA bridges the musical spheres of the Middle East and the Caribbean by combining Timba, Soul, North African music and Jazz to create a unique and lively mix of rhythms and textures.

Israeli Jazz Festival: Itai Kriss TELAVANA image
9:00PM & 10:30PM  ISRAELI JAZZ FESTIVAL: HADAR NOIBERG, CESAR GARABINI DUET
Nadav Remez, host

Hadar Noiberg, flute, alto flute;  Cesar Garabini, 7 string guitar
Israeli Jazz Festival: Hadar Noiberg, Cesar Garabini Duet image

Flutist Hadar Noiberg and seven string guitarist Cesar Garabini come together in an exciting new duo to present original works and new arrangements of the greatest Brazilian choro and samba composers and tunes. The two of them have been playing together for years with the NY choro band, Regional de NY, and have recorded a CD with guest artists Fred Hersch and Anat Cohen. Now, the two of them join forces to bring the essence of jazz and Brazilian music together. The music of the duo is very dynamic- at times with blasting energy and groove and, at times, soft and alluring.

Sunday
Aug 05
6:00PM  SUMMER SOIRÉE IN THE VILLAGE
Barbara Haimowitz, vocals, piano;  Giacomo Merega, bass guitar;  Ben Pinnola, alto/tenor sax
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Celebrate the heart of Summer, in the heart of the Village! With three enthusiastic musicians in a show fit for a sunny Sunday soirée. Expect some energetic jazz standards, some mellow, kick-back ballads and some avant garde improvs - free-form variations on well-known themes!

We look forward to seeing you!

8:01PM  DJANGO FESTIVAL: GONZALO BERGARA ACOUSTIC TRIO
Joshua Kaye, host

Gonzalo Bergara, guitar;  Max O'Rourke, guitar;  PJ Wyderka, bass
Django Festival: Gonzalo Bergara Acoustic Trio image

Gonzalo began playing professionally at age 16 in Buenos Aires. By 17 he was already fronting his own blues trio on National Television. In 2000, at age 19, he arrived in America. Just 30 years old, Gonzalo has toured worldwide with John Jorgenson Quintet, as well as performed and recorded with hundreds of artists including Tim Hausser from Manhattan Transfer, Sylvie Vartan, Dan Hicks and The Hot Licks, Howard Alden and more. His touring resume covers Croatia, Canada, Italy, France, Germany, Hungary, Argentina, Brazil, England, Scotland and the U.S. with notable appearances at Playboy Jazz Fest, Sweet and Hot Jazz Fest, The Montreal Jazz Fest, Django Reinhardt Fest (Germany), Suev Guitar Fest (Italy), Merle Fest, Strawberry Fest, most Django-style Fests in the US and countless more.

Monday
Aug 06
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!!!

8:01PM  DJANGO FESTIVAL: OLLI SOIKKELI, HENRY ACKER DUO
Joshua Kaye, host

Olli Soikkeli, guitar;  Henry Acker, guitar

Olli Soikkeli was born in Nurmes, Finland in 1991. Now based in New York City. He started playing guitar at age of 12. After a few years of playing Olli was introduced to the music of great Django Reinhardt and Gypsy Jazz has been Ollis main focus ever since. Soon Olli was playing in jazz clubs and festivals all around Finland.

Acker is a fourteen year old gypsy jazz guitarist in the style of Django Reinhardt and with abilities far beyond his years. After playing for only four years, he has already shared the stage with jazz greats Bucky Pizzarelli, Frank Vignola, Julian Lage, Andreas Oberg, Olli Soikkeli, Samson Schmitt, Mozes Rosenberg and Joscho Stephane.

Django Festival: Olli Soikkeli, Henry Acker Duo image
Tuesday
Aug 07
6:00PM  JAVIER ROSARIO TRIO
Javier Rosario, guitar;  Akos Forgacs, bass;  Zak King, drums
Javier Rosario Trio image

The trio features original music by virtuoso Dominican guitarist, Javier Rosario. The music is composed and arranged for the melodies to be fully orchestrated by the electric guitar with the accompaniment of drums and bass. Javier's non traditional harmonic and melodic approach to the instrument, heavily influenced by classical, jazz and electronic music charged with incredible speed, makes it quite different, engaging, new, memorable and exciting.

  www.javierrosarioguitar.com

8:00PM  DJANGO FESTIVAL: DALLAS VIETTY QUARTET
Joshua Kaye, host

Dallas Vietty, accordion;  Bryce Milano, mandolin;  Olli Soikkeli, guitar;  Elias Bailey, bass
Django Festival: Dallas Vietty Quartet image

Award-winning accordionist and educator Dallas Vietty is one of the most in-demand accordionists performing jazz and swing in the United States today. Dallas’ unique style comes from his background in the American jazz tradition, as well as study and immersion in the European swing tradition of Django Reinhardt (Gypsy Jazz) and French accordionists. Dallas remains very active on the East Coast concert and festival scene. His groups have performed at some of the top U.S. festivals including: TEDx Philly, Djangoary Festival. As a sideman his performances have taken him to legendary venues like: The Iridium NYC, BB King’s Time Square, Dizzy's Club at Lincoln Center, and the Philadelphia Kimmel Center.

9:30PM  DJANGO FESTIVAL: THOR JENSEN TRIO
Thor Jensen, guitar;  Josh Kaye, guitar;  Ari Folman-Cohen, bass

The Thor Jensen Trio plays an old school repertoire best associated with Django Reinhardt, and adds its own contemporary sound to it - a traditional foundation with a touch of eccentricity. Having spent years performing rock and roll, Americana and jam music, Thor is currently a member of the Stephane Wrembel Band, and has spent the last several years touring domestically and abroad. Thor is currently recording a solo album, set for release in the fall of 2018. The trio is rounded out by the powerhouse rhythm section of Ari Folman-Cohen on the double bass, and Josh Kaye on rhythm guitar.

  http://thorjensenmusic.com

Django Festival: Thor Jensen Trio image
Wednesday Aug 08
6:00PM  INTERCULTURAL POETRY
Andrey Gritsman, host

Alexander Veytsman Irina Mashinsky Bakhyt Kenzheev
Intercultural Poetry image

Intercultural Poetry presents: RUSSIAN-AMERICAN POETRY NYC

Alexander Veytsman: magazines.russ.ru/authors/v/avejtsman/

Irina Mashinsky: magazines.russ.ru/authors/m/mashinskaya/

Bakhyt Kenzheev: magazines.russ.ru/authors/k/kenzheev

Andrey Gritsman: magazines.russ.ru/authors/g/gritsman

  www.andreygritsman.com

8:00PM  DESMOND WHITE QUARTET
Hugh Stuckey, guitar;  Desmond White, bass;  Mark Whitfield Jr., drums
Desmond White Quartet  image

Australian bassist Desmond White brings his group to Cornelia st to perform music from a new suite of songs that continues his work of integrating jazz and singer/songwriter lexicons. Having released two albums of such material for Biophilia Records, Short Stories in 2013 and Glace in 2017, this new material attempts to further shirk the often personal or perceived genre-based constraints that all musicians encounter; the marriage of improvisational freedom to cohesive lyrical storytelling often being the perennial challenge. Joining him for the evening are three musicians already known for their versatility and adventurous spirits.

  www.deswhite.com

9:30PM  THE BROTHERS GARABEDIAN
Noah Garabedian, bass;  Raffi Garabedian, tenor sax;  Carmen Staaf, piano;  Jimmy MacBride, drums

Born and raised in Berkeley, California, bassist Noah Garabedian has been performing frequently as a side-man with Ravi Coltrane, Ralph Alessi, Nir Felder, and Frank LoCrasto. He leads a new quartet with his brother Raffi of original music inspired by their love of different sounds from around the world and their deep familial bond. This show is in anticipation of the quartet’s debut album, to be recorded later this month.

  http://www.noahgarabedian.com

The Brothers Garabedian image
Drum kit donated by
CANOPUS DRUMS, Japan

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Cover is given where known
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There is always a one-drink minimum per set; times are door opening times