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ART ON THE WALLS

Thursday
Aug 12
6:00PM  EVIE IVY'S DANCE OF THE WORD
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Evie Ivy's Dance of the Word: "The Poetry in Dance and the Dance in Poetry"

with Brenda Gannam, Brant Lyon, Cynthia Toronto, Jack Tricarico, Cindy Hochman, Idi Monroy & others


 Cover $12 (includes one house drink)

8:30PM  THE ZOZIMOS COLLECTIVE - QUARTET
Ben Stapp, tuba;  Sebastian Noelle, guitar;  Alex Terrier, saxophones;  Danny Fischer, drums
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The Zozimos Collective expands and contrasts in personnel depending on the program and tonight it will feature the group as a quartet. Weaving Messiaen inspired rhythmic drones, 4D - Faux Harmony, aleatoric techniques, and more, Zozimos searches for a musical tincture that will touch even the most hardened New York soul.

Mr. Stapp's most recent release, and debut CD "Ecstasis," has received a critic's pic from the NY Times, Honorable Mention in the Village Voice, and was described as a "fresh new voice," and "most certainly to watch" by All About Jazz. Since then he has spent his time developing his language as a composer and tubist with his group the Zozimos Collective.
 Cover $10   www.benstapp.com

10:00PM  KENNY WARREN HALA HALA
Kenny Warren, trumpet, compositions;  Phil Rowan , bass;  Devin Gray, drums;  JP Schegelmilch, piano
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Denver born, Brooklyn based trumpeter Kenny Warren has been gaining some notoriety in New York recently for his work with Slavic Soul Party, Tony Malaby's Novela, and NOOK. His new quartet, Hala Hala, features all original music inspired by his eclectic jazz roots. He will be supported by old and new friends J.P Schelgelmilch on Piano, Phil Rowan on Bass, and Devin Gray on Drums.

"Hala Hala stretches the music to it’s primitive, creative, most transcendent essence" Curtis Macdonald

"Kenny Warren is a New York based young and hungry trumpeter whose tone is as rough and tumble as you'll find" jazzreveiw.com

photo by Peter Gannushkin
 Cover $10   www.myspace.com/kennywarren www.downtownmusic.net

Friday
Aug 13
6:00PM  SON OF PONY
Jackie Sheeler, host


The Friday night legendary open mic poetry series.

Arrive before 6 pm to sign up.

featured poet : Pandora Scooter


 Cover $7 (includes one house drink)

9:00PM & 10:30PM  ANDERS BERGCRANTZ QUINTET
Anders Bergcrantz, trumpet;  Adam Kolker, saxophones;  Michael Eckroth, piano;  Ron McClure, bass;  Victor Lewis, drums
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Anders Bergcrantz Quintet is a brand new constellation put together for this event and for many more performances to come. Old friends & New friends getting together to create some serious music. The band leader is from Sweden and the rest of the musicians from the US. An All Star band with a lot of passion and focus, performing jazz music at its best!

Anders Bergcrantz grew up in a family of jazz musicians and is one of the foremost trumpet soloists in the world today and the favourite player among many jazz stars all over the planet. He is truly a unique and virtouso trumpeter with a fat and beautiful sound.

Anders Bergcrantz has received a great number of fantastic awards and prizes all along. Twice he received the foremost Swedish Jazz award ”THE GOLDEN RECORD” Twice he has been voted ”JAZZ MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR”, His latest release "About Time" was voted "Best Jazz CD of the year" by Swedish Radio's listeners, among loads of other great acknowledgements and very recently (September 2009) received this years Swedish/French award Django d'Or in the category; CONTEMPORARY STAR OF JAZZ

”...the wonderful Anders Bergcrantz...” - allaboutjazz.com, Jack Bowers

”...He belongs to the great soloists of Jazz, irrespective of what side of the Atlantic you look...”
- OJ, Jörgen Östberg

”...Bergcrantz is world class...” - THE WIRE, Richard Cook

Adam Kolker is a multi-talanted performer, composer and arranger. He performed and recorded with latin-jazz artist Ray Baretto from 1994 through 2002 ( with whom he received two Grammy nominations). He also has appeared and/or appears regularly in New York City with such groups as the Village Vanguard Orchestra, the Maria Schneider Big Band, Bruce Barth, Kenny Wheelers Large Ensemble a.o. He has recorded with Bruce Barth, John Herbert, Peter Herborn, The Story among many others.

Michael Eckroth was born May 30, 1975, ND. Raised in a musical family, he started piano lessons at four years of age. Eventually studying and performing in Brazil and Cuba, Eckroth´s career, though centered in straight ahead jazz, has been deeply influenced by Latin American music. Eckroth is a highly respected pianist, working as sideman with many jazz stars, and is a member of the John Scofield Quartet. Eckroth is also performing and recording as a leader.

Ron McClure studied with Don Sebesky, and worked in the Buddy Rich Sextet in 1963 and Maynard Ferguson’s big band and Herbie Mann concurrently in 1964. He then assumed the bass chair in the Wynton Kelly Trio vacated by the late Paul Chambers in 1965 (frequently accompanying guitarist Wes Montgomery). Thereafter, he joined the Charles Lloyd Quartet with Keith Jarrett and Jack de Johnnette, spanning 1966–69. In the greater part of the 1970s, Ron engaged himself in an association with saxophonist Joe Henderson, with whom he joined Blood, Sweat & Tears. Henderson and McClure recorded four albums together. In the 1980’s, McClure joined Quest, led by David Liebman, which included drummer Billy Hart and pianist Richie Beirach. McClure and Anders Bergcrantz has worked and recorded several times together, in NYC and Europe.

A super star! Victor Lewis has been one of the most respected and loved jazz drummers of the world since the mid seventies. His work with Woody Shaw, Stan Getz, Dexter Gordon among many others is now part of jazz history. Victor Lewis is a modern, tasteful, hard swinging drummer with capacity to play any style of jazz. He is also a fantastic composer and band leader of his own. The greatest!
 Cover $10   www.andersbergcrantz.com www.myspace.com/wwwandersbergcrantzcom

Saturday
Aug 14
6:00PM  ITALIAN-AMERICAN WRITERS ASSOCIATION
Maria Lisella, Gil Fagiani, hosts


Italian American Writers Association, featured readers are: Jennifer Gugliemo and Clare Ultimo, plus open mic, 5 minute limit.

All welcome of all backgrounds.
 Cover $7 (includes one house drink)

9:00PM & 10:30PM  HEAVY METAL DUO
Ray Anderson, trombone;  Bob Stewart, tuba
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The Heavy Metal Duo, Bob Stewart and Ray Anderson, explodes brass playing to another dimension. Product of a 30 year musical friendship, the Duo weaves blues, jazz, folksongs, spirituals and originals into a wondrous tapestry. Deeply versed in the essence of swing and occasionally sounding like an entire brass band, Stewart and Anderson cover the entire history of the music, from earliest parade ground marches to latest sonic sculptures.

“The two synchronized their prodigious talents on “East St. Louis Toodle-oo”, “Wade In the Water”, “John Henry” and even The Four Tops' “Sugar Pie Honeybunch”, retelling every tale in ebullient and hauntingly personal fashion.” David Adler, All About Jazz, NY.

Described by critic Gary Giddins as “one of the most compellingly original trombonists,” and declared “the most exciting slide brass player of his generation” by the Penguin Guide to Jazz on CD, Anderson is by turns a supremely lyrical player and bold texturalist, a warmly natural-sounding soloist and footloose innovator. He has led or co-led a daunting assortment of tradition-minded and experimental groups, big bands, blues and funk projects and even a trombone quartet. He is recognized as an original and compelling composer and has recorded more than 80 of his own compositions with these groups. He has also demonstrated his special supportive skills on a remarkably wide assortment of albums by Anthony Braxton, David Murray, Charlie Haden's Liberation Music Orchestra, Dr. John, the George Gruntz Concert Jazz Band, Luther Allison, Bennie Wallace, Henry Threadgill, Barbara Dennerlein, John Scofield, Roscoe Mitchell, the New York Composers Orchestra, Sam Rivers' Rivbea Orchestra and others.

Bob Stewart has toured and recorded with such artists as Charles Mingus, Gil Evans, Carla Bley, David Murray, Taj Mahal, Dizzy Gillespie, McCoy Tyner, Arthur Blythe, Freddie Hubbard, Don Cherry, Nicholas Payton, Wynton Marsalis, Charlie Haden, Lester Bowie and many others both in the United States, Europe and the Far East. "The Tuba, as you know, was phased out of most ensembles around 1923 with the introduction of the "walking" upright bass. Since then it has only been in the last 20 years that composers and arrangers have begun hearing the instrument. As a result, there are more instances in which the Tuba appears in ensemble work."

Bob Stewart is bridging the gap between 1923 and the present by bringing the Tuba back into the modern ensemble as the bass in the rhythm section and as a horn available for melodic lines and soloing.
 Cover $10   www.rayanderson.org www.bobstewartuba.com

Sunday
Aug 15
6:00PM  KAREN TAYLOR: THE POETRY OF SONG
Angelo Verga, host

Karen D. Taylor, Vocals;  Marcus Persiani, Piano;  Curtis Lundy, Bass;  Jason Brown, Drums
Karen D Taylor: "Some lyrics are as gorgeous or provocative as poetry, and some poetry is all about music. I'll be singing some of my favorite literary songs."
 Cover $15 (includes one house drink)
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8:30PM  TANYA KALMANOVITCH, TED REICHMAN AND ANTHONY COLEMAN
Tanya Kalmanovitch, violin, viola;  Ted Reichman, accordion;  Anthony Coleman, piano
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Violinist/violist Tanya Kalmanovitch, accordionist Ted Reichman and pianist Anthony Coleman frequently perform in the context of Boston's New England Conservatory, where Coleman and Kalmanovitch are on faculty in the department of Contemporary Improvisation. Tonight, they'll improvise over works drawn from the musicians' own compositions, 20th century modernisms (jazz and classical alike), and stubborn popular song.

“Kalmanovitch is an exceptional musician. In soloing she thinks compositionally, with an expressive contrast between the astringent chromaticism of her lines and compositions and her warmly malleable tone. Her quartet shares an uncanny mutual awareness, characterised by sometimes austere beauty and a remarkable unity between the written and the improvised.” Ray Comiskey, The Irish Times

"...if you spend five minutes with Ted, you know he's the kind of guy you'd want to hear ramble on a blog. Aside from being an awesome musician--check out his new disc, "My Ears Are Bent" on Skirl; it's a beautiful, eccentric and subtle record that exists in some harmonious nether-region between meticulous pop, electronica, jazz and classical music..." Hank Shteamer, Dark Forces Swing Blind Punches

"Coleman is perhaps best known as a pianist in the avant-garde vein, with a taste for new music and prepared piano, as well as some of the new Jewish music of the Downtown New York scene. But most anyone who has heard him live has likely heard him indulge his stride fascination with at least a tune or two of Jelly Roll's best. It is a moving experience, which shows the depth and scope of Coleman's abilities. This is not easy music for the performer, but Coleman plays it with the grace and exuberance of a master." - Warren Allen, allaboutjazz.com
 Cover $10   www.myspace.com/antcol8 www.tanyakalmanovitch.com

Monday
Aug 16
8:30PM  CORNELIA COMEDY FESTIVAL
John Morrison, comedian;  John Oliver, comedian;  Wyatt Cenac, comedian;  Pat Dixon, comedian;  Leo Allen, comedian;  Mark Normand, comedian;  Sean Donnelly, comedian
John Morrison hosts John Oliver, Wyatt Cenac, Pat Dixon, Leo Allen, Mark Normand & Sean Donnelly Cornelia Street Cafe
 Cover $10
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Tuesday
Aug 17
6:00PM  PRIVATE PARTY

8:30PM  CORNELIA COMEDY FESTIVAL/TODD BARRY & FRIENDS
Todd Barry, comedian;  Rachel Feinstein, comedian;  Jared Logan, comedian;  Mike Lawrence, comedian;  David Cope, comedian;  Blaine Perry, comedian;  Sean Donnelly, comedian
Sean Donnelly hosts Todd Barry, Rachel Feinstein, Jared Logan, Mike Lawrence, David Cope & Blaine Perry.
 Cover $10
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Wednesday Aug 18
6:00PM  THE GEORGE WALLACE POETRY EXPLOSION
George Wallace

Zoe Artemis Kat Georges Big Mike Puma Perl Zach King-Smith and more
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George Wallace hosts Yvon Cormier's Beat Generation Constellations Celebration

This annual event celebrates the works, artistic & cultural contributions of numerous later Beat era luminaries, read by contemporary poets. High energy talented performers tonight, so hold onto your hats!

Neal Cassady- Big Mike

Mary Norbert Korte- Puma Perl

Herbert Hunke- Zoe Artemis

Bob Kaufman- Yvon Cormier

Jack Micheline- Zack King-Smith

Ray Bremser- George Wallace

Janine Pommy Vega- Kat Georges

Dan Propper- Barbara Ann Branca


 Cover $7

8:30PM  CORNELIA COMEDY FESTIVAL/POLITICS:LEFT, RIGHT, WRONG
Myq Kaplan, comedian;  Jamie Kilstein, comedian;  Stephen Kruiser, comedian;  Frank Vignola, comedian;  Harry Terjanian, comedian;  John Morrison, comedian;  Brian Longwell , comedian;  Julia Gorin, comedian
Politics from the left and right with: Myq Kaplan, Jamie Kilstein,Stephen Kruiser,Frank Vignola, Harry Terjanian, John Morrison, Brian Longwell & Julia Gorin.
 Cover $10
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Thursday
Aug 19
6:00PM  TINATIN JAPARIDZE IN HER OWN WORDS
Chuck Taylor, host

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Tinatin Japaridze will read from her soon-to-be publish biography.

An acclaimed vocalist, songwriter, author, journalist and radio personality, she has both recorded and composed chart-topping singles and won awards in Europe, including Eurovision Song of the Decade,

Hers is a story of a teenage Georgian growing up with an over protective family in Russia in the ‘90s and dreaming of the day she’ll make it as a successful musician in the West.

Q & A and a special introduction by Billboard Magazine's Chuck Taylor


 Cover $15 (includes one house drink)

8:30PM  MICHAEL ATTIAS QUINTET: TWINES OF COLESION CD RELEASE
Michael Attias, alto saxophone;  John Hebert, bass;  Satoshi Takeishi, drums;  Tony Malaby, tenor & soprano saxophone;  Russ Lossing, piano
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Celebrating their brand-new Clean Feed album, Twines of Colesion, the Michaël Attias Quintet gathers the entwined trajectories and prismatic contributions of five powerful and original creative musicians in a collective exploration of mutable form and combustible narrative.

Recorded live, the performances of the eight compositions on this album were picked from a series of three concerts at the 2008 Jazz ao Centro festival in Coimbra, Portugal, during the same residency which produced Attias’ recent trio release Renku in Coimbra (CleanFeed). Notated sections flow in and out of spontaneously generated sub-groups, forms dissolve and reappear in ever renewed shapes and time-feels, transitions between the pieces become pieces in themselves. In a remarkable example of highly democratic 21st century jazz, each performance is an unique and unrepeatable journey and each player an agent of power and change in directing the dream-flow. Twines of Colesion sings the song of a very special and risky sort of molecular paradise. Don’t miss it.
 Cover $10   www.michaelattias.com

Drum kit donated by
CANOPUS DRUMS, Japan

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