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ART ON THE WALLS

Friday
Aug 18
6:00PM  PINK PONY POETRY
Jackie Sheeler


Jackie Sheeler's open mic poetry series. Arrive before 6 pm to sign up. Tonight's featured readers are Lynn Procope & Joy Leftkow. Guest host Roxanne Hoffman.
 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)
9:00PM & 10:30PM  VESSELS OF SONG: MATT DARRIAU AND PARDOX TRIO
Matt Darriau, reeds;  Brad Shepik, guitar;  Rufus Cappadocia, cello, compositions;  Seido Salifoski, percussion
Vessels of song: Matt Darriau and Pardox trio image
Balkan Gypsy inflected jazz and groove music. (just made that up)

New York based PARADOX TRIO creates original music inspired by Eastern European, Balkan, Gypsy and downtown traditions. In the last seven years the quartet has toured and played major festivals throughout the U.S., Europe and Canada. The group’s dynamic performances and approach cut across stylistic and geographic boundaries creating an unusual and eclectic sound, redefining the concept "world beat".

Saturday
Aug 19
9:00PM & 10:30PM  VESSELS OF SONG: AARON ALEXANDER'S MIDRASH MISH MOSH
Aaron Alexander, drums;  Dave Licht, drums;  J. Granelli, bass;  Jay Vilnai, guitar;  Matt Darriau, clarinet;  Greg Wall, saxophone (2nd set);  Frank London, trumpet;  Dan Blacksburg, trombone
Vessels of song: AARON ALEXANDER'S MIDRASH MISH MOSH image
photo: Merceditas Manago-Alexander

Aaron Alexander’s first CD on Tzadik and his inaugural release as an ethnojazz band leader, Midrash Mish Mosh presents nine powerful compositions exploring the outer regions of jazz fusion with klezmer, thrash punk, and world music rhythms. Exhilarating, lyrical and intense, this CD simultaneously breaks down previously established boundaries and builds up new and daring ethnic jazz identities.   www.aaronalexander.com

Monday
Aug 21
8:30PM  BRAZILIAN: THE CONTEMPORARY BRAZILIAN COMPOSERS GUILD W/ CIOGLIA & MONTERIO
Jerome Sabbagh, tenor & soprano saxophone;  Tom Beckham, vibraphone;  Guilherme Monteiro , guitar;  Leonardo Cioglia, bass;  Rogerio Bocato, drums/percussion
Brazilian: The Contemporary Brazilian Composers Guild w/ Cioglia & Monterio image
An evening of original Brazilian Jazz compositions by Leonardo Cioglia and Guilherme Monteiro.

"Bassist Leonardo Cioglia takes Brazilian Jazz in a more modern approach. ...a Brazilian 'spice' to his sound, but he explores the genre outside the box."
Odds & Ends: Ernest Barteldes' column on The Brasilians.

"Leonardo Cioglia has a great feel and great timing, he is very relaxed, and I can really explore polyrhythms when I’m playing alongside someone so able."
Duduka Da Fonseca's interview w/ Bruce Gilman for Brazzil Magazine your www-address:
 Cover $10   www.quizamba.com www.leonardocioglia.com

Tuesday
Aug 22
7:00PM  BRAZILIAN: LIGAÇÃO
Deadra Hart, vocals;  Davy Mooney, guitar;  Matt Wigton, bass;  special guest: David Gomez, percussion

 Cover $8   http://www.deadrahart.com http://www.davymooney.com
8:30PM  BRAZILIAN: FELIPE SALLES' A TRIBUTE TO HERMETO PASCOAL
Felipe Salles, saxophones;  Danny Kirkhum, trombone;  Helio Alves, piano;  Leonardo Cioglia, bass;  Rogerio Boccato, drums
BrAZILIAN: Felipe Salles' A tribute to Hermeto Pascoal image
Felipe Salles presents: Tribute to Hermeto Pascoal

Hermeto Pascoal is one the greatest musicians Brazil has produced. This multi instrumentalist and composer is one of the leading figures of the Brazilian jazz scene in the world. The power of Hermeto’s music has captured Felipe Salles’ attention since he was a kid in São Paulo, Brazil. Felipe’s Brazilian jazz project has made their tribute to Hermeto Pascoal an annual tradition in the New York scene.

Felipe Salles represents a new generation of musicians whose (pan-American) approach is expanding on the jazz tradition (ex: Miguel Zenon, David Sanchez, Osmany Paredes, Sebastian Schunke, etc)."
Thomas Peña, Latin Jazz Network
 Cover $10   www.sallesjazz.com

Wednesday Aug 23
7:00PM  BRAZILIAN: DENDÊ'S SAMBA DE TRES
BrAZILIAN: DENDÊ's Samba de Tres image
Samba de Três is a band of stellar musicians who perform the various sambas from all over Brazil with percussion, voice, guitar and cavaquinho. Lead by Dendê, a master percussionist from Salvador da Bahia and former member of Timbalada, the group performs rhythms like samba do côco from Pernambuco, samba de caboclo from the Afro-Brazilian religion of candomblé, samba de roda of Salvador da Bahia and samba de enredo from Rio de Janeiro occasionally mixing them together for some unexpected combinations! When Samba de Três plays, you have no choice but to dance!
 Cover $8   www.mamadele.com
Thursday
Aug 24
7:00PM  BRAZILIAN: ELIANE
Eliane, vocals & guitar;  Andra Borlo, guest vocalist;  Hagar Ben Ari, bass;  TBA, drums & percussion
BrAZILIAN: Eliane image
photo: solar productions

Hot genre-busting singer, guitarist and composer “eliane” combines Brazilian and Latin rhythms along with contemporary American pop and jazz vocals to create a fresh sound, completely her own.

"...After the opening act the singer, guitar player Eliane lightened up the concert space with her enchanted flame. With a cat like elegance she evoked Brazil and its timeless Bossa Nova but in her very own way, coloured with Jazz and Blues elements. She directs her voice with masterful presicion anywhere she wants. Warm timbre and technique without failure: Eliane has everything of a star."
- l'Impartial 2006

“ When I first saw her perform, her sultry, melodic, mesmerizing and energizing musical talent resonated with me for days. She truly is a gift to all music. “
- Debbie Melk ( MTV ) 2006
 Cover $10   www.elianeperforms.com www.myspace.com/elianeperforms

8:30PM  BRAZILIAN:
ZE LUIS & GOLD FLIPPER

Ze Luis, tenor sax, flute & percussion;  Richard Padron, guitar;  Leco Reis, bass;  Kenny Grohowski, drums
BrAZILIAN: <br>Ze Luis & Gold Flipper image
The Ze Luis and Gold Flipper project displays an open and free manner of treating Brazilian jazz rhythms, never seen before. Fronted by famed sax and flute player Ze Luis, whose resume includes performing with Brazilian greats such as Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil, Gal Costa, Tania Maria and Bebel Gilberto, the band propels art to the future. Having performed with music leaders Rita Marley, Spearhead, Banda Black Rio, The Wailers and Milo Z, Ze brings myriad range and style to the forum.

"Echoes of Jobim - Ze Luis: Real Brazilian Roots"
Pat Cole/Down Beat

"Multitalented saxophonist, flutist and composer, he comes with impressive credentials..."
Michael Cowan/RHYTHM

"...His profile around town is proof that he's got his own thing."
Time Out   www.zeluis.com

Friday
Aug 25
6:00PM  PINK PONY POETRY
Jackie Sheeler


Jackie Sheeler's open mic poetry series. Arrive before 6 pm to sign up. Tonight's featured readers are Karen Hildebrand & Jack Wiler. Guest host Roxanne Hoffman.
 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)
9:00PM & 10:30PM  BRAZILIAN: CLIFF KORMAN ENSEMBLE
Billy Drewes, woodwinds;  Peter Brainin , woodwinds;  Andy Eulau, bass;  Adriano Santos, drums;  Cliff Korman, piano, compositions, arrangements
BrAZILIAN: Cliff Korman Ensemble image
THE CLIFF KORMAN ENSEMBLE is a multi-faceted project that spans from performance and recording to developing clinics and workshops on Improvisation, Ensemble Performance Techniques, and Brazilian Jazz. In performance the ensemble considers the sound and inclinations of each member of the group, and uses the resultant colors and interplay as inspiration to germinate and develop ideas. Standard repertoire and original jazz compositions written in the spirit of the Brazilian genre of bossa, samba, baião, maxixe, and choro are featured, with the intent to create a setting which uses Brazilian rhythmic, melodic, and harmonic vocabulary as the prime material for the freedom of improvised performance.

Pianist, arranger, composer, producer and educator, Cliff Korman is unstoppable when it comes to Brazilian music...it is a special treat to follow Korman's journey
Egidio Leitão
 Cover $10   www.cliffkorman.com

Drum kit donated by
CANOPUS DRUMS, Japan

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Many spoken words events are free
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