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ART ON THE WALLS

Paintings by RICK MULLIN

All art is for sale. Please inquire

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)
Karen Taylor: The Poetry of Song image
8:30PM  TANYA KALMANOVITCH, TED REICHMAN AND ANTHONY COLEMAN
Tanya Kalmanovitch, violin, viola;  Ted Reichman, accordion;  Anthony Coleman, piano
Tanya Kalmanovitch, Ted Reichman and Anthony Coleman image
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
Cornelia Comedy Festival image
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
Cornelia Comedy Festival/Todd Barry & Friends image
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
The George Wallace Poetry Explosion image
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
Cornelia Comedy Festival/Politics:Left, Right, Wrong image
Thursday
Aug 19
6:00PM  TINATIN JAPARIDZE IN HER OWN WORDS
Chuck Taylor, host

Tinatin Japaridze In Her Own Words image
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
Michael Attias Quintet: Twines of Colesion CD Release image
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

Friday
Aug 20
6:00PM  SON OF PONY
Kat Georges, host


The Friday night legendary open mic poetry series.

Arrive before 6 pm to sign up.

featured poet : Gary Glazner


 Cover $7 (includes one house drink)

9:00PM & 10:30PM  RUSS LOSSING'S 'PERSONAL TONAL' CD RELEASE
Russ Lossing, piano, compositions;  Loren Stillman, alto saxophone;  John Hebert, bass;  Eric McPherson, drums
Russ Lossing's 'Personal Tonal' CD Release  image
New York based pianist, composer and improviser Russell Lossing has eight critically acclaimed albums as leader on HatHut Records, CleanFeed Records, Fresh Sound Records, Omnitone Records and Double Time Records. His Solo HatHut album “All Things Arise” was awarded top ten best album of the year in the Village Voice in 2006. His HatHut Cd 'As It Grows', with Paul Motian, received 'Choc'(5 stars) in JazzMan Magazine and his "Change of Time" album (improvisations on Bartok's Mikrokosmos) was named Album Of The Decade by DownBeat Magazine(Dec. '09). Lossing's trio album 'Phrase Six' has quickly become a cult classic among musicians and his CleanFeed disc ‘Metal Rat’ with Mat Maneri and Mark Dresser has been hailed a masterpiece by critics and musicians.

Russ Lossing has performed throughout the U.S., Europe and Canada in jazz festivals, jazz clubs and universities, composed over 300 compositions and 21 film scores and has done live radio interviews and performances worldwide.

“…The pianist illuminates the silence, suspends the time, and intensifies the collective flux. The wealth of his harmonic knowledge, the fluidity of his phrasing and his attention to the weight of every single note creates a sound palette for endless pleasures.” JazzMan Magazine (France)

Russ Lossing is a pianist of extreme depth and intensity with playing of amazing dexterity and a feeling of total control.” All About JazzNY

“…the work of a gemcutter – brilliant and precise, all facets, angles and elegant internal symmetries.” Signal to Noise
 Cover $10   www.russlossing.com

Saturday
Aug 21
6:00PM  PARENT'S TIME OUT : CARL KISSIN & FRIENDS
Carl Kissin, host, raconteur;  Melinda Buckley, director;  Tom Shillue Brian Longwell Taffy Jaffe Raphael Badagliacca Frank Damico, storytellers, enforcers, victims
Parent's Time Out : Carl Kissin & Friends image
Carl Kissin hosts a family full of NYC's best storytellers and monologists as they tell comic, poignant, and terrifying tales of parenthood.
 Cover $7
9:00PM & 10:30PM  RUSS LOSSING ORACLE TRIO + 2
Russ Lossing, piano, compositions;  Masa Kamaguchi, bass;  Billy Mintz, drums;  Mat Manieri, viola;  Ralph Alessi, trumpet
Russ Lossing Oracle Trio + 2 image
New York based pianist, composer and improviser Russell Lossing has eight critically acclaimed albums as leader on HatHut Records, CleanFeed Records, Fresh Sound Records, Omnitone Records and Double Time Records. His Solo HatHut album “All Things Arise” was awarded top ten best album of the year in the Village Voice in 2006. His HatHut Cd 'As It Grows', with paul Motian, received 'Choc'(5 stars) in JazzMan Magazine and his "Change of Time" album (improvisations on Bartok's Mikrokosmos) was named Album Of The Decade by DownBeat Magazine(Dec. '09). Lossing's trio album 'Phrase Six' has quickly become a cult classic among musicians and his CleanFeed disc ‘Metal Rat’ with Mat Maneri and Mark Dresser has been hailed a masterpiece by critics and musicians.

Russ Lossing has performed throughout the U.S., Europe and Canada in jazz festivals, jazz clubs and universities, composed over 300 compositions and 21 film scores and has done live radio interviews and performances worldwide.

Russ Lossing has performed throughout the U.S., Europe and Canada in jazz festivals, jazz clubs and universities, composed over 300 compositions and 21 film scores and has done live radio interviews and performances worldwide.

“…The pianist illuminates the silence, suspends the time, and intensifies the collective flux. The wealth of his harmonic knowledge, the fluidity of his phrasing and his attention to the weight of every single note creates a sound palette for endless pleasures.” JazzMan Magazine (France)

Russ Lossing is a pianist of extreme depth and intensity with playing of amazing dexterity and a feeling of total control.” All About JazzNY

“…the work of a gemcutter – brilliant and precise, all facets, angles and elegant internal symmetries.” Signal to Noise
 Cover $10   www.russlossing.com

Sunday
Aug 22
8:30PM  BENNETT PASTER GROUP
Bennett Paster, piano, compositions;  Tim Armacost, tenor saxophone;  Gregory Ryan, bass;  Willard Dyson, drums
Bennett Paster Group image
Brooklyn-based composer and keyboardist Bennett Paster presents a new quartet performing his most recent compositions balanced with interesting arrangements of tunes from the standard repertoire. Paster's originals weave his roots in jazz, Latin and pop into melodic and grooving tunes that catch the ear. Unlike so many young jazzers in town who seem more interested in proving their deftness than in playing together, these guys refreshingly embrace the pulse like an old friend and conversationally build a musical whole that's greater than the sum of its parts. Expect to tap your feet, smile and enjoy the good feeling- that's what these guys are all about.

"Part of his appeal is Paster's willingness, within a mainstream framework, to take chances. He and the trio sound relaxed, optimistic, vivacious, and Paster's hands have an infectious percussive exuberance. A beautifully melodic effort, start to finish." Dan McClenaghan, AllAboutJazz.com
 Cover $10   www.bennettpaster.com

Drum kit donated by
CANOPUS DRUMS, Japan

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Many spoken words events are free
There is always a one-drink minimum per set; times are door opening times