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ART ON THE WALLS

Paintings by YOKO WAKABAYASHI

All art is for sale. Please inquire

Monday
Aug 28
6:00PM  WHITMAN, NORTH & SOUTH
Ruth Saavedra, Amy Lemmon, Chris Brandt, hosts


On three nights we will explore the influence of Whitman on the poetry of American poets in both hemi-spheres. tonight we read Pablo Neruda, Edwin Rolfe, and others. for more information please contact: Chris Brandt, 212 254-8875, chribrndt@aol.com or Madeline Millán, 212 696-1187, mmillanvega@yahoo.com
 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)
8:30PM  WORLD MONDAYS: HAREL SHACHAL'S ANISTAR
Harel Shachal , G clarinet, soprano & alto saxophones;  Skye Steele, violin;  Christopher Hoffman, cello;  Harvey Valdez, oud;  Assaf Hikimi, bass;  E.J. Fry, frame drum & ocean drum;  John Hadfield, dumbek, riqq, kanjira;  Uri Sharlin, accordion;  Tomer Tzur, riqq, dumbek
WORLD MONDAYS: Harel Shachal's Anistar image
ANISTAR plays an innovative blend of Jazz, Mediterrenean and Traditional Middle- Eastern music.

By mixing traditional instruments, forms and harmonies together with a modern Jazz conception, ANISTAR melding the sounds of the desert with the contemporary urban landscape of New York City.

"This fine local nonet is led by an Israeli saxist named Harel Shachal. The instrumentation includes oud, darbuka, dumbek, frame drum, cello, violin, accordion, bass and assorted percussion... I am most impressed by this disc. Harel plays alto & soprano sax & clarinet and wrote all but one of these tunes. The music reminds me of Ivo Papasov's high-speed Bulgarian Wedding Band. It sounds like there is no trap drummer here, leaving it up to the three hand percussionists, acoustic bassist and oud player to provide the great, driving groove. Harel's reeds, Skye Steele's violin, Chris Hoffman's cello as well as Harvey Valdez' oud all take a number of spirited solos. When the band slows down, Harel's charming, sly melodies really stand out. Uri Sharlin's accordion and both string players provide great simmering harmonies with whoever is soloing. Harel's wonderful clarinet has a distinctive mid-eastern sound, coming from a much different background than most of the jazz clarinetists one often hears. This was recorded live in February of this year and has rich, devilish sound..."
- BLG. Down Town Music Gallery N.Y. October 2005
 Cover $10   www.harelshachal.com

Tuesday
Aug 29
6:00PM  WHITMAN, NORTH & SOUTH
Chris Brandt and Madeline Millan, hosts


On three nights we will explore the influence of Whitman on the poetry of American poets in both hemi-spheres. tonight we read Poets of the 60's and after: Mario Benedetti, Phillip Levine, Olga Orozco, Galway Kinnell, Martín Espada, etc.

for more information please contact:

Chris Brandt, 212 254-8875, chribrndt@aol.com or Madeline Millán, 212 696-1187, mmillanvega@yahoo.com
 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)

8:30PM  FLUTES: DENOMINATORS
Michel Gentile, flute;  Nate Radley, guitar;  Roland Schneider, drums
flutes: Denominators image
Denominators was born out of the vibrant New York jazz scene. Its unique instrumentation—flute, guitar, and drums—is a refreshing departure from the conventional jazz trio, offering a high level of freedom and interaction.

The group performs a program of original compositions that range from simple songs with strong melodies and powerful grooves to sophisticated structures with complex harmonies. Spontaneous creations and unexpected twists within each performance reveal the trio’s strong affinity for free improvisation.

The musicians’ backgrounds include classical, jazz, and folk music from around the world, including West Africa and Brazil. Inspired by the Paul Motian Trio, King Sunny Ade, and Olivier Messiaen, Denominators explores a new definition of the jazz trio.

"...Denominators evoke an audio urban landscape with all its twists, turns and surprises*a perfect sound track for taking a stroll in New York City..."
Parisvoice, the magazine for English-speaking Parisians (December 2005)

Wednesday Aug 30 6:00PM  WHITMAN, NORTH & SOUTH
Rich Villar and the Acentos Crew, hosts


On three nights we explore the influence of Whitman on the poetry of American poets in both hemi-spheres. tonight we read Contemporary Latino & Hispanic-American poets, and North Americans with connections to Latin America.

for more information please contact:

Chris Brandt, 212 254-8875, chribrndt@aol.com or Madeline Millán, 212 696-1187, mmillanvega@yahoo.com
 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)

8:30PM  FLUTES:
MARK WEINSTEIN DUO

Mark Weinstein , flutes; 
Ed Cherry
, guitar
FLutes: <br>Mark Weinstein duo image
Mark Weinstein, flute with Ed Cherry, guitar. Jazz flutist Mark Weinstein records with world class guitarists including Romero Lubambo, Vic Juris and Jean Paul Bourelly.
But his favorite duo guitarist is Dizzy Gillespie alumni Ed Cherry who is featured on Mark's album Three Dueces.

"Mark solos with incisive inventive interpretations...passionate improvizations are crisply articulated, harmonically rich, yet subtle in their power."
George Carrol, ejazznews.com
 Cover $8   www.jazzfluteweinstein.com

10:00PM  FLUTES: YAEL ACHER AND JUNK KAT
Yael Acher (MODIANO), Compositions, Flute and Prepared Electronics;  Yasushi Nakamura, El Bass & Double Bass;  Jeremy Clemons (BEAN), drums;  Rashad Dobbins, Spoken Word/Rap;  Guest: Daniel Givens, Visuals
Flutes: Yael Acher and JUNK Kat image
junk“KAT” / Yael Acher (MODIANO) & co.
FUNKY JUNK Jazz & El. Noise

- “…Acher raises the excitement level frequently by using overblowing techniques to ignite the collective voices”.
- Cadence Magazine, June ’04, by Frank Rubolino (USA)

- “…inheritance of post-hard-bop is specially original and convincing.”
– Jazz Magazine, February ’04, by Thierry Quénum (France)

- “Very dense…highly original interation between organic and non-organic elements…very uninhibited and arresting tapestry of sound….”
– Berlingske Tidende, April ’02, by Kjeld Frandsen (Denmark)

A new resident in NYC, Acher already played with “KaT” and as a guest in other bands @, 55Bar, Bowery Poetry Club, CBGB’s Lounge, Zebulon, Mercury’s Lounge, Club Eupora, The TANK, and more. “Kat”s expressions vary from structured orchestration to free-style FUNKY tunes, in different moods. It’s RETRO 60’s / 70’s influences are blending with the present- PULS. AN audio clash happens when the instruments - and sometimes Words- fuse with electronic wave sounds coming from software technology. This fringy format of Electro/instrumental Jazz, with diverse instrumental combinations, was established by Acher in Europe since 1998, with tours, broadcasting, releases, features, and reviews. “KAT” is named after “Krazy Kat”, THE surreal cartoon strip, created by George Herimman during 1912-1944. It is a major source of inspiration for Acher, who is a Multiple-genre composer, and a new resident in NYC. “KaT” has been supported by: Copenhagen Culture Foundation, Danish Artist Union, Danish Musician Union, etc. Radio & TV interviews and Broadcastings: Danish Radio, Copenhagen Kanal, WFMU Freeform Radio- New Jersey, USA, “Territori Sonor” Radio, Barcelona, Euronews, etc.
CD Releases: Redcar, MODIANO 0501, July ’01 Modiano, , MODIANO 0203, May ’03 Next release expected is winter ‘06 Distributions: NorthCounrty Distributors (USA), MODIANO, Chronomax (Paris), Alternative Distribution (France), Concerto Shop (Amsterdam), Piat Cat (Denmark), Jazz Klubben (Scandinavia), Third Ear Shop (Tel Aviv)

cover $8/$5 w/ student ID   www.modianomusic.com

Thursday
Aug 31
7:00PM  FLUTES:
PJUMA ENSEMBLE

Uma Karkala, flute, vocals;  PJ Cotroneo, guitar;  Joe Bussey, bass;  Arei Sekiguchi, drums
Flutes: <br>PJUMA ENSEMBLE image
"I predict that PJUMA ENSEMBLE will make a unique contribution to our jazz endeavours and will be enjoyed by our jazz audiences everywhere."
- trombonist and former Jazz Messanger Curtis Fuller
 Cover $10   www.pjuma.com www.myspace.com/pjumaensemble
8:30PM  JEREMY STEIG QUARTET
Jeremy Steig, flute;  Vic Juris, guitar;  Cameron Brown, bass;  Anthony Pinciotti, drums
JEREMY STEIG QUARTET image
Come and hear the HOTTEST jazz flutist playing in NY. Jeremy Steig has played with Bill Evans, Art Blakey, Jimi Hendrix, Johnny Winter and many others. He brings with him three legendary musician.
 Cover $12   www.jeremysteig.info www.nyjazzreport.com
Friday
Sep 01
9:00PM & 10:30PM  JOHN HOLLENBECK'S CLAUDIA QUINTET
John Hollenbeck, composition/drums/percussion;  John Hebert, bass;  Gary Versace, accordion;  Chris Speed, clarinet/tenor sax;  Matt Moran, vibraphone
John Hollenbeck's claudia quintet image
The Claudia Quintet is one of the most innovative and promising groups to emerge in recent years from 'downtown' NY's new alt jazz scene. The group has released 3 CDs, “The Claudia Quintet” in 2002 followed by “I, Claudia” in 2004 and “Semi-Formal” which was released in October 2006. They have toured extensively, receiving widespread praise and generating a buzz among both jazz and post rock audiences in the US, Europe, Australia and beyond. Simultaneously accessible and intriguing, the Claudia Quintet's music can perhaps best be described as post jazz: combining propulsive grooves, sophisticated compositions and near telepathic improvisation. Their releases have received critical acclaim, including four stars from DownBeat magazine, “Best of 2002" by Jazztimes and a “CHOC” from Jazzman. In 2006, Claudia will tour in Canada, the US (Northeast Coast, Mid-West and West Coast), and Europe (Denmark and Portugal).

“Innovative jazz does not have to be harsh, angry, loud, shrill, or grating; it can be delicate, witty, ethereal, and radiantly lyric, as the Claudia Quintet pointed out...”
[Chicago Tribune]

“...a band with the hippest groove in music today.”
Mark Corroto, allaboutjazz.com

“The Claudia Quintet creates a fresh, distinctive sound while it obliterates barriers between jazz, classical and progressive rock.”
-DownBeat
 Cover $10   www.johnhollenbeck.com

Saturday
Sep 02
9:00PM & 10:30PM  JOHN HOLLENBECK'S CLAUDIA QUINTET
John Hollenbeck, composition/drums/percussion;  John Hebert, bass;  Gary Versace, accordion;  Chris Speed, clarinet/tenor sax;  Matt Moran, vibraphone
John Hollenbeck's claudia quintet image
The Claudia Quintet is one of the most innovative and promising groups to emerge in recent years from 'downtown' NY's new alt jazz scene. The group has released 3 CDs, “The Claudia Quintet” in 2002 followed by “I, Claudia” in 2004 and “Semi-Formal” which was released in October 2006. They have toured extensively, receiving widespread praise and generating a buzz among both jazz and post rock audiences in the US, Europe, Australia and beyond. Simultaneously accessible and intriguing, the Claudia Quintet's music can perhaps best be described as post jazz: combining propulsive grooves, sophisticated compositions and near telepathic improvisation. Their releases have received critical acclaim, including four stars from DownBeat magazine, “Best of 2002" by Jazztimes and a “CHOC” from Jazzman. In 2006, Claudia will tour in Canada, the US (Northeast Coast, Mid-West and West Coast), and Europe (Denmark and Portugal).

“Innovative jazz does not have to be harsh, angry, loud, shrill, or grating; it can be delicate, witty, ethereal, and radiantly lyric, as the Claudia Quintet pointed out...”
[Chicago Tribune]

“...a band with the hippest groove in music today.”
Mark Corroto, allaboutjazz.com

“The Claudia Quintet creates a fresh, distinctive sound while it obliterates barriers between jazz, classical and progressive rock.”
-DownBeat
 Cover $10   www.johnhollenbeck.com

Sunday
Sep 03
6:00PM 
ENTERTAINING SCIENCE -- CHOICES

Roald Hoffmann, host

<br>Entertaining Science -- CHOICES image
CHOICES From blue pigments to the Blues, artists make choices: this is a program about those choices. Marco Leona, a scientist at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, will talk to us about pigments and color, from indigo to the remarkable Maya blue, and from the arrival in Japan of Prussian blue to the aniline invasion. Guitarist Kenta Nagai and percussion player Satoshi Takeishi, both composers as well, will take us down the road traveled by other blues, perhaps from the Mississippi delta to Chicago. Choosing instruments, choosing styles, creating harmonies
 Cover $10
Monday
Sep 04
8:30PM  AMRAM & CO
David Amram, piano;  Kevin Twigg, drums;  John DeWitt, bass;  John Ventimiglia, actor;  Adam Amram, percussion;  Frank Messina, poet
AMRAM & CO image
Special guest Frank Messina reads Baseball poetry with David Amram. Portions of event will be taped for Mets Weekly-SNY

David Amram Trio and actor John Ventimiglia of The Sopranos, Alana, Adira and Adam Amram plus surprise guests and readings from the works of Kerouac and Amram with musical accompanyment.

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.
 Cover $10   www.davidamram.com

Drum kit donated by
CANOPUS DRUMS, Japan

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