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Monday
Aug 14
6:00PM  WHAT WERE THE ’60S REALLY LIKE? SPOKEN WORD/PERFORMANCE/OPEN
K, host

Ellen Mandel, piano, vocals;  Bernard Block Steve Dalachinsky Gil Fagiani Davidson Garrett Ngoma Hill; Ron Kolm Ptr Kozlowski; Tsaurah Litzky Michael Lydon George Wallace Francine Witte
What Were the ’60s <i>REALLY</i> Like? Spoken Word/Performance/Open image

Chapter 3: “Bringing It All Back Home”

Join Children of the ‘60s as we celebrate a cultural revolution that is alive in us TODAY! Inspired by the news of Bob Dylan’s 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature and a literal question the host’s kid brother asked – and facilitated by Donald Trump’s electoral college victory in the presidential election – “What Were the ‘60s REALLY Like?” debuted Inauguration Day.

Downtown poets, musicians & memoirists gather again this summer to collectively conjure an oral history that speaks to Now … Witness “The Day President Kennedy was shot” from the points of view of a NYC schoolgirl, a Yale University reporter, and a Louisiana 6th grader. “Ride on a chopper/ feet dangling…/ til the V.C. shoots you down” in “Real War Stories.” Travel to Chicago with a junky as your tour guide in “Democratic Convention, 1968.” Go on your first LSD experience, in “My First Trip - 1966." Find out what it’s like to opt out of Vietnam through alternative service in “Maupin Row.” Take a trip to the moon, and back, in “Me and the ‘60s: A Drama in 3 Acts.” Remember what you can’t remember in “Summer of Love.” We’re bringing it all back home!

  thevillager.com/2017/01/11/and-a-60s-child-shall-lead-them/

8:30PM  AMRAM & CO
David Amram, piano, french horn, flutes, composition & surprises;  Kevin Twigg, drums, glockenspiel;  Rene Hart, bass;  Elliot Peper, bongos
AMRAM & CO image

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.

  www.davidamram.com

Tuesday
Aug 15
6:00PM  IRKA MATEO TRIO: A SUNNY MUSICAL JOURNEY
Irka Mateo, vocals, composition;  Isaac Hernandez, guitar;  Gabo Lugo, percussion
Irka Mateo Trio: A Sunny Musical Journey  image

Irka Mateo Trio delivers original songs inspired on the Dominican Folk , Caribbean and Brazilian popular music. The Trio pours their Latin passion into their live performances creating a heartfelt, uplifting atmosphere.

Dominican singer songwriter and a Grammy Foundation supported folk music researcher, Irka Mateo features on voice and percussion. The trio is completed by the up-and-coming Dominican guitarist, Isaac Hernandez, and the Puerto Rican Gabo Lugo on percussion.

  www.irkamateo.com www.youtube.com/watch?v=WfdTA5WYS0w

8:01PM  TOM CHANG QUARTET
Tom Chang, guitar, comp.;  Quinsin Nachoff, tenor sax;  Matt Pavolka, bass;  Nate Wood, drums
Tom Chang Quartet image artwork, Steve Dibinedetto

Contemporary jazz guitarist, Tom Chang leads a quintet featuring some of the finest improvisers in the New York jazz scene. The music will encompass modern jazz to contemporary classical all with a heavy emphasis on groove and melody.

"What separates these tracks from other rock-leaning cuts made by jazz musicians today? It feels authentic. And then the brief funk tune "Scatterbrain" emerges about halfway though the album, there's chicken-scratch guitar and a simple yet heavy beat that screams The Meters. But later, things get eerie, as is someone was mixing funk with a New York jazz edge. That someone was Chang." --Brad Faberman (Downbeat Mag.)

  www.tomchangmusic.com

Wednesday Aug 16
6:00PM  SQUEAKY: A ONE MAN SHOW
written and performed by Brad Forenza

Shane Bordeau, special guest
Squeaky: A One Man Show image

It is fall 2014, and a highly publicized wedding announcement proves to our protagonist that old flames can really burn.

8:00PM  PERCUSSION FEST: SATOSHI TAKEISHI, JOHN HADFIELD DUO
John Hadfield, host

Satoshi Takeish, percussion;  John Hadfield, percussion
Percussion Fest: Satoshi Takeishi, John Hadfield Duo image

As Part of the Cornelia Street Café Percussion festival the percussion duo of Satoshi Takeishi and John Hadfield will perform on August 16th at 8pm. They will perform original compositions and explorative improvisations for percussion and electronics.

Time Out New York has recently pointed out “John Hadfield’s percussion is so impeccable” and Modern Drummer Magazine said “Hadfield delivers a fluid groove, strong yet never intrusive, punctuated by adroitly chosen accents. His skillful sound-weaving choices create the illusion of a seamless multi-percussion section”

" With delicacy and strength, a perfect awareness of space, acoustics, the sonic reverberations of his kit and a true feeling of what constitutes dynamics, Takeishi's Dew Drops is a master class in electro-percussive elegance."

  http://home.earthlink.net/~takeishi/id1.html www.Jhadfield.com

9:30PM  PERCUSSION FEST: ROGERIO BOCCATO, KEITA OGAWA AND JAMES SHIPP
John Hadfield, host

Rogerio Boccato, percussion;  Keita Ogawa, percussion;  James Shipp, percussion
Percussion Fest: Rogerio Boccato, Keita Ogawa and JAmes Shipp image

Rogerio Boccato, Keita Ogawa and JAmes Shipp come together to put texture and interaction center-stage.  Their music highlights the inspiring connections between the earthy and clangorous sounds of acoustic percussion and the raw, mechanical, and often otherworldly tones of analog synthesizers.  Their aural searches move seamlessly from ambient and cinematic-sounding passages to driving avant-garde improvisations to moments that feel like songs that will be heard only once.

  
www.rogerioboccato.com

Thursday
Aug 17
6:00PM  NICK FINZER'S HEAR & NOW
Nick Finzer, trombone;  Jimmy Macbride, drums;  Dave Baron, bass;  Alex Wintz, guitar;  Glenn Zaleski, piano;  Lucas Pino, tenor saxophone
Nick Finzer's Hear & Now image

Nick Finzer’s main ensemble is a trombone driven group that combines the rich traditions of jazz, with the repertoire of the American Songbook and the music of contemporary jazz artists such as Michael Brecker and Chick Corea, not to mention a healthy handful of original compositions. The ensemble takes strong influence from the musical styles and band sounds of a number of non- trombone led groups, including groups led by Chick Corea, Dave Holland, Chris Potter, Miguel Zenon and Dafnis Prieto fusing contrapuntal writing with musical melodies and strong improvisational contributions from each member of the band. This group is focused on creating improvised music that builds on the tradition of jazz, and presents a modern twist on a trombone fronted group.

  bit.ly/nickfinzerFB www.nickfinzermusic.com

8:00PM  PERCUSSION FEST:GLEN VELEZ RHYTHM JAZZ PROJECT
John Hadfield, host

Loire Cotler, voice;  Scott Hogan, bass;  Glen Velez, percussion

The Great American Songbook meets world rhythms. Rhythm speaks directly to our cellular memories, while the lyrical language of jazz and the mystery of drum language guides our images, reflecting the narratives of our own lives.

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9:30PM  PERCUSSION FEST: DOCTRINE OF SIGNATURES
Glen Velez, frame drum;  Glen Fittin, frame drum;  Shane Shanahan, frame drum;  Yousif Sheronick, frame drum;  Loire Cotler, voice
Percussion Fest: Doctrine of Signatures image

Plants often project their medicinal value through their physical appearance. Medieval philosophers termed this a “Doctrine of Signatures.” These medicinal plants are often the antidote to harmful plants found nearby. This drumming composition changes its structure as the need arises. Each rhythm is influenced by its proximity to a complimentary rhythm, creating a balance of opposites.

“Undisputed master of Frame Drums” — The New York Times

  www.glenvelez.com

Friday
Aug 18
6:00PM  ROBERTA ALLEN+ MEMBERS OF ROBERTA ALLEN’S WRITING WORKSHOPS
Roberta Allen Francine Witt Annabel Lee Susan Shaw Nicole Cattell Joanne Ross
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Roberta will read from her ninth book, a new story collection The Princess of Herself, praised by Laurie Anderson and others. Additional readers include Francine Witt, Annabel Lee, Susan Shaw, Nicole Cattell, and Joanne Ross.

Francine Witt is a much published and award winning flash writer.

Annabel Lee, who Is writing a novel, is the author of several poetry books.

Susan Shaw, a painter and published flash writer, is writing a memoir in shorts.

Nicole Cattell, a Guggenheim Fellow + Award Winning Documentary Director and Producer, is writing about mermaids and the search for love.

Joanne Ross, a photographer, is writing flash fiction.

"Roberta Allen’s sharp, jarring stories are bitingly honest and funny as hell. These sixty-ish characters grapple with messy pasts, simmering rivalries, and longings both sexual and transcendent. Rarely has anyone written so frankly about aging, and the ways we create our own past." --Dawn Raffel, author of The Hidden Life of Objects

  www.robertaallen.com

9:00PM & 10:30PM  PERCUSSION FEST: VALERIE NARANO, BARRY OLSEN
John Hadfield, host

Valerie Naranjo, gyil;  Barry Olsen, kuar, gangaa, piano
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For centuries communities in West Africa have played the gyil, a mallet keyboard instrument whose vibration is believed to balance and harmonize the water content of the body to bring healing and balance; and to transport the soul of a person when they die. Although tremendously complex, the nature of this traditional marimba/percussion music is deliciously soulful and direct. Valerie Naranjo, Barry Olsen (and an occasional special quest) will share this music in a rare New York appearance.

“fling their entire bodies into executing their fantastically complicated lines… intense, incantatory"--Mark Adamo, The Washington Post

  www.mandaramusic.com

Saturday
Aug 19
6:00PM  TWO FRENCH GUYS PLAY JAZZ
Anthony Cohen, vocals;  Simon Nicolas, piano
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The best of classic jazz ballads delivered up with a French flair. Let "Two French Guys" serenade and transport you with a refreshing jaunt through the songbooks of legends like Nat King Cole and Frank Sinatra. Elegant piano stylings join with smooth crooning to indulge your nostalgia for an era of romance, innocence, and optimism.

9:00PM & 10:30PM  STRANAHAN, ZALESKI, ROSATO TRIO
Colin Stranahan, drums;  Glenn Zaleski, piano;  Rick Rosato, bass
Stranahan, Zaleski, Rosato Trio image

All new music. The band comes back together for this very special night to premier some new brand new compositions to be recorded at the beginning of next year.

Sunday
Aug 20
6:00PM  THE JEN & JIMMY SHOW!
CANCELLED!!

The Jen & Jimmy Show! image

Jen and Jimmy will be back September 17th! See you then!

8:30PM  MAMIKO WATANABE TRIO
Mamiko Watanabe, piano;  Santi Debriano, bass;  Francesco Mela, drums

Originally from Japan, pianist/composer Mamiko Watanabe has been performing regularly in New York with numerous groups.

For tonight's show at Cornelia Street Cafe, she brings her own trio supported by bassist Ameen Saleem and drummer Francisco Mela to present some of her new compositions, songs from the CD "Mother Earth" and jazz standards."

"'Mother Earth' is a sterling example of a mainstream piano disc - immediate, gregarious, stirring, and inspired with flair to spare, with no superfluous anything. Even better, the trio's collective technique serves the music (as a whole), not individual egos. Like the best piano trios, Watanabe's threesome has the focus and interplay of a working band." - Jazz Inside Magazine

  http://www.mamikowatanabe.com

Mamiko Watanabe Trio image
10:00PM  JOEL COTTON TRIO
Joel Cotton, tenor sax;  Ian Kenselaar, bass;  Micah Thomas, drums
Joel Cotton Trio image

The band "Consequence" has been in the making for the past five years. It consists of Joel on saxophone and Micah Walker on drums with bass and piano. The name Consequence comes from a personal connection Joel has with people. He believes that all of the interactions and relationships we have with people directly influence who we become.

The night will be filled with original music as well as familiar themes from American and African traditions.

  www.joelcottonmusic.com

Monday
Aug 21
6:00PM  WHAT WERE THE ’60S REALLY LIKE? SPOKEN WORD/PERFORMANCE/OPEN
K, host

Ellen Mandel, piano, vocals;  Ptr Kozlowski, guitar, vocals;  Anoek; Madeline Artenberg Barbara Ann Branca Bonny Finberg Dorothy Friedman; Karen Kramer Rifka Kreiter Mindy Matijasevic Su Polo Marti Resnick
What Were the ’60s <i>REALLY</i> Like? Spoken Word/Performance/Open image

Chapter 4: Freewheelin’ Women

Join us for an All-Women Lineup as we celebrate a cultural revolution that is alive TODAY! Inspired by the news Bob Dylan would be awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize in literature and a literal question the host was asked by her kid brother, “What Were the ‘60s REALLY Like?” debuted Inauguration Day in response to a Trump presidency.

Women who are Children of the ‘60s give birth to a ‘herstory’ that speaks to Now…

Behold the Herculean trials of one woman’s pursuit of false gods in “Himself: A History of Dead Love.” Take a tour of “Cities in Europe” to the soundtrack of the Beatles. Hitch a ride out of your middle-class roots in “Saved by Kerouac.” Drive a VW bus cross country with “a guy named Robbie” and discover the meaning of: “A Mind Blown.” Hear how the iconic leader of The Mothers of Invention helps mend a broken heart in “How Frank Zappa Saved My Life.” Get into “Trouble” that leads to “Disappearances” in an exploration of sexuality after innocence is lost. Find out how New York's love of rock 'n roll started with DJ Murray the K at the Brooklyn Fox in “Little Brooklyn Foxes”—from someone who was there!

And, introducing "The Po-ettes" – Madeline Artenberg, Barbara Ann Branca, Su Polo – channeling your favorite Girl Group songs of the '60s.

  thevillager.com/2017/01/11/and-a-60s-child-shall-lead-them/

8:30PM  VOXFEST: DEBORAH LATZ QUARTET
Deborah Latz, curator

Deborah Latz, voice;  Jim Ridl, piano;  Ray Parker, bass;  Kevin Twigg, drums, glochenspeil
voxfest: Deborah Latz Quartet image

Deborah’s eclectic and creative vocal interpretations are what make her a unique musical communicator. Latz’ theater training adds another level of focus and intensity to her delivery, which takes the audience on unexpected journeys. For her third, critically acclaimed, CD release (2012), “Fig Tree”, Latz collaborated with Malian Griot, Abdoulaye Diabate on her original song, “She Was” to bring a hauntingly cross cultural look at loss. “sur l’instant”, her fourth release (2015), was recorded in Paris, France with longtime friend and luminary jazz pianist, Alain Jean-Marie. Together Alain and Deborah discovered the essence of each tune ‘in the moment’, which resulted in an intimate and powerful musical conversation.

“The directness of Latz’s delivery is a matter of wised-up, mature consolation, the honesty of shared confidence.” — Jon Garelick, DownBeat Magazine, 4 Stars

“Deborah is a beautiful singer and a great talent. Fig Tree is wonderful. Really wonderful!” — Sheila Jordan, 2012 NEA Jazz Master

“Deborah Latz has confidence in the paradoxical power of understatement, a confidence only a true artist can possess.” — Steve Futterman, Writer for the The New Yorker about jazz
  www.deborahlatz.com

10:00PM  VOXFEST: KELLEY SUTTENFIELD
Deborah Latz, curator

Kelley Suttenfield, voice;  Sean Harkness, guitar;  Adam Fisher, cello
voxfest: Kelley Suttenfield image

Kelley Suttenfield is an acoustic jazz vocalist whose lush resonance and graceful approach have captivated fans and critics alike. In the words of writer Carol Banks Weber (AXS.com), she “breathes her own loving, sensitive and reverent persona into every lyric.”

For this concert, she will present her latest project "Nacht Turns", a collection of songs for voice, guitar, and cello, joined by guitarist Sean Harkness, and cellist Adam Fisher.

“A warm, sensual and distinctive vocal sound marks Kelley Suttenfield as someone rather special in the somewhat overcrowded arena in which today’s jazz singers must perform.” — Bruce Crowther, Jazz Mostly

“A wonderfully intimate jazz vocalist, Suttenfield brings the singer/songwriter to the cabaret breathing new life into modern chestnuts of love and longing.” – Chris Spector, Midwest Record
  www.kelleysuttenfield.com

Drum kit donated by
CANOPUS DRUMS, Japan

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