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Paintings by MARY GROSSMAN

All art is for sale. Please inquire

Sunday
Aug 29
6:00PM  HYDROGEN JUKEBOX
Brant Lyon, host


Poetry-Music Reading Series with the Hydro Juke improv band, The Ne'er-do-wells.

Open mic-sign up (arrive early to make the list).


 Cover $7 (includes one house drink)

8:30PM  SIMON MULLIGAN DUO
Simon Mulligan, piano;  Alexis Pia Gerlach, cello
Simon Mulligan Duo image
British pianist Simon Mulligan celebrated his début aged 19 at London's Barbican Hall with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; a month later he recorded his first compact disc under the direction of Yehudi Menuhin. This led to a seven-year collaboration and friendship, culminating in what was to be Lord Menuhin's final concert in Dusseldorf, March 1999.

Described by The Times of London as 'the most abundantly gifted of pianists', Simon performs and records internationally as a soloist and chamber musician. His most recent recordings include a disc of Beethoven sonatas and a live recital in Switzerland for Alexis Weissenberg’s Birthday. His first solo album for Sony Classical, “Piano” won great acclaim throughout Europe, South America and the Far East, and featured in various television, radio, and internet campaigns. He has made over twenty recordings for compact disc, including performances of Martinu's Triple Concerto (conducted by Menuhin), Rozsa’s Spellbound concerto with the BBC Symphony conducted by Slatkin, Mussorgsky's Pictures At An Exhibition, his own Suite for Piano and Orchestra, and the Nocturnes of Chopin. He has made four discs for the Nimbus label, including a première recording of music by pianist Alexis Weissenberg. Simon’s performances with orchestra include the Royal Philharmonic, BBC Symphony under Slatkin, Warsaw Sinfonia (Menuhin), Brno Philharmonic (Menuhin), Modesto Symphony (Lockington), Reading Symphony (Rothstein), Hong Kong Philharmonic (Atherton), the Hallé, Bournemouth Sinfonia, Malaysian Philharmonic and English Symphony (Boughton). Simon’s love of improvisation has led to articles in numerous music publications, including Downbeat, JazzTimes, International Pianist and Gramophone magazines.

Simon will be joined by the 'cellist Alexis Pia Gerlach. The duo will present an eclectic mix for 'cello and piano.
 Cover $10   www.SimonMulligan.com

Monday
Aug 30
6:00PM  TRIBUTE TO OGDEN NASH
Paul Hecht, director & presenter

Jennifer Van Dyck, actor;  Jonathan Walker, actor;  Bob Kaliban, actor;  Ellen Mandel, composer/pianist
Words by Ogden Nash as delivered by fine stage actors, together with original music by Ellen Mandel.

One of our favorite 4-liners from the Bard of Rye, New York:

A Word to Husbands

To keep your marriage brimming / With love in the loving cup, / Whenever you’re wrong, admit it; / Whenever you’re right, shut up.

Ellen Mandel has created music for over fifty plays, at the Jean Cocteau Rep, Mint, Arkansas Rep, Riverside Shakespeare, Asolo, Tennessee Rep, and Peterborough Players. She has scored four films, and released three CDs: a wind has blown the rain away, her E.E. Cummings songs, the first of all my dreams, songs to poems by Cummings, Seamus Heaney, WB Yeats, and others, and Every Play's an Opera, theatre music. Ellen is performing two concerts of her songs to poems with British baritone Rob Gildon at the Kilkenny Arts Festival in Ireland this summer..

Jennifer Van Dyck has had the pleasure of creating several new roles for Charles Busch, most recently in The Divine Sister, which is returning to the Soho Playhouse in September. Broadway: Hedda Gabler, Dancing at Lughnasa, Two Shakespearean Actors and The Secret Rapture. Film/TV: Across the Universe, Michael Clayton, Stealing Martin Lane, Series 7, States of Control, numerous Law & Order episodes, Fringe, New Amsterdam. In addition Jennifer narrates many audiobooks

Jonathan Walker : Broadway: 20th Century, After the Fall. Off-Broadway includes numerous productions at The Public Theater, MCC, Manhattan Theater Club, The New Group, Playwright’s Horizons, Roundabout, La Mama, PS 122, BAM, Variety Arts, The Women’s Project, and Charles Busch's THE DIVINE SISTER . Regional includes: The Old Globe in San Diego; The Huntington and A.R.T. in Boston; Yale Repertory; Westport Playhouse; Williamstown Theater Festival; The McCarter. Recent Film: Far From Heaven, People I Know, Heights, Michael Clayton, Malevolence 2 Recent TV: Eli Stone, 6 Degrees, 3 Lbs, Sex and the City, Ed, Chapelle’s Show, THE GOOD WIFE and THE BIG C, and Lots of Law and Order.

Bob Kaliban started out on Broadway too many years ago to admit to, "The Conquering Hero", "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" and "Ben Franklin in Paris". During the run of those plays, he started a career in the television and radio commercial field. He has appeared in hundreds of on-camera commercials selling everything from automobiles to Zip-lock bags, and yes, you might have seen him numerous times floating around in your bathroom potty as the TY-D-BOL Man. The voice-over field of commercials has kept him extremely busy providing voices for such goodies as M&M's, Ultra Bright Toothpaste, Milk Bone Dog Biscuits, Chips Ahoy Cookies, and thousands more. A Union activist, Bob served as President of the Screen Actors Guild--New York Division, many years on the Board of Directors, and over thirty years as a Trustee of the Pension & Health Boards of the Screen Actors Guild.


 Cover $17 (includes one house drink)

8:30PM  MEM3
Ernesto Cervini, drums;  Michael Cabe, piano;  Mark Lau, bass
MEM3 image
MEM3 is a piano trio based out of New York City, and it is the culmination of 7 years of close musical and personal friendship between three musicians from three different parts of the globe (Seattle Washington, Toronto Canada and Sydney Australia.) Their debut album, "Pennsylvania Grey" is made up of original compositions from all three musicians as well as one traditional hymn. The group’s sound is influenced by the trio sounds of the great Oscar Peterson, Peter Erskine and EST. The group has recently concluded a Candian tour, and are working towards recording their second album.

"Each member of MEM is equally important—equally influential. Each is presented as a composer and a performer; a soloist and an accompanist; a leader and a supporter. Each role is handled with delicacy and intensity; taste, style and a sense of exploration. It is the contrasts between the contributions of each of the members of MEM3, as well as the homogenous nature of all that contrast, that makes Pennsylvania Grey such an engaging CD."Dave Miele, Jazz Improv
 Cover $10

Tuesday
Aug 31
6:00PM  POETRY
Angelo Verga, host

Alexandra van de Kamp Janet Kaplan Joanne McFarland Steve Caratzas
Alexandra van de Kamp lives in Port Jefferson, NY, with her husband, the writer William Glenn, and teaches at Stony Brook University. Her chapbook, The Rainiest May in the Twentieth Century, was a winner of the 2001 Quentin R. Howard Poetry Prize. A second chapbook, The Photographer’s Interview, was published by The Premier Poets Chapbook Series in 2006. Her first full-length collection of poems, The Park of Upside-Down Chairs, was published by CW Books (WordTech Press) this past April. She is one of the founding editors of Terra Incognita, a bilingual literary journal distributed in Spain and the United States, and lived in Madrid, Spain, for six years.

JoAnne McFarland is an artist and writer working near the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn. Her artwork is part of many private and public collections including the Library of Congress and the Columbus Museum of Art. She is the author of six poetry collections, the latest of which, Acid Rain, received Honorable Mention in the inaugural Cave Canem Northwestern University Press Second Book Award 2009. JoAnne's current work centers around the theme of domestic abuse and how violence, particularly violence against women, seeks to thwart the creative process.

Janet Kaplan is the author of The Groundnote, winner of the New York/New England competition from Alice James Books; The Glazier’s Country, winner of the Poets Out Loud Prize from Fordham University Press; and Dreamlife of a Philanthropist, winner of the Ernest Sandeen Prize in Poetry and forthcoming in January from the University of Notre Dame Press. She is the recipient of numerous fellowships in poetry, including a poetry fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts. A fourth collection of poetry, Ephemeris Time, is in progress, as is a novel, tentatively titled “The Desire of the Line.” She is Poet in Residence at Fordham University.

Steve Caratzas is a writer, musician and artist living in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York. His poetry and reviews have been published in The Tiny, Terra Incognita, Surgery of Modern Warfare, NewPages.com, the flash fiction anthology entitled "The Mysterious Dr. Ramsey," and numerous other publications.
 Cover $7   http://www.alexandravandekamp.com

8:30PM  FABIAN ALMAZAN TRIO
Fabian Almazan, piano, compositions;  Linda Oh, bass;  Justin Brown, drums
Fabian Almazan Trio image
Pianist Fabian Almazan has gained high visibility for the last two years as a member of Terence Blanchard's acclaimed quintet. He appears on Blanchard's latest disc Choices as well as the soundtrack for the Spike Lee joint "Miracle at St. Anna". A native of Cuba now residing in New York, Fabian attended the New World School of the Arts High School in Miami. After graduation in 2002 he soon migrated to the Brubeck Institute in California, and finally Manhattan School of Music where he recently completed his Masters; a path that entailed private study with Jason Moran. In addition to his work with Blanchard, he has performed with Gretchen Parlato, Lionel Loueke, Ambrose Akinmusire, Walter Smith, Derrick Hodge, Chris Dingman, E.J. Strickland and Bilal, among others. This week the brilliant emerging pianist leads a trio with Linda Oh and Justin Brown, both highly respected and familiar New York musicians.

"Fabian Almazan is the latest pianistic prodigy... a Cuban-born dazzler with a melodic instinct to match his technique."
- New York Times
 Cover $10   www.fabianalmazan.com

Wednesday Sep 01 6:00PM  FREE RANGE READINGS
Mira Ptacin, host

Lea Bender Tim Gomez Stephen Markley Mira Ptacin Rakesh Satyal
A monthly nonfiction reading series that brings together up-and-coming and established writers to share their work with the rest of the world. Freerange practices the method of literary husbandry where the authors are permitted to write, read, and roam freely instead of being constrained by traditional categories or labels of their genre. This principle is to allow the writers as much freedom as possible, to live out their instinctual behaviors in a reasonably natural way, regardless of whether or not they are eventually killed for meat.

About our readers:

Lea Bender is a NYC-based writer and performer. She is currently working on a book (Second Sight) that chronicles her time living with spirit mediums in rural Ghana. This will be her first public reading of that project.

Tim Gomez is currently a student in hte MFA nonfiction writing program at Sarah Lawrence College. He currently resides in Bronx, NY, but his heart is in Los Angeles, CA. He writes news and reviews for CinemaBlend.com.

Stephen Markley: A native Ohioan, Markley now calls Chicago home. He works as writer for RedEye and KickingTires. His first book, "Publish This Book: The Unbelievable True Story of How I Wrote, Sold, and Published This Very Book" was published March 2010 by Sourcebooks.

Mira Ptacin is the founder of Freerange Nonfiction. She's a gradate of Sarah Lawrence College's MFA program in creative nonfiction, where she was the editor of LUMINA literary magazine and taught creative writing at the Valhalla Women's Correction Facility. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two dogs where she's training for (and writing about) the 2010 Chicago Marathon. http://goodgriefrunner.blogspot.com/

Rakesh Satyal is the author of the novel BLUE BOY, a gender-bending comedy about a young Indian American boy’s fascination with the Hindu god Krishna. Satyal is an editor at HarperCollins and also sings in a popular cabaret show in New York. He is a graduate of Princeton University and lives in Brooklyn. http://www.rakeshsatyal.com/

Art is a lie that makes us realize truth. -- Pablo Picasso
 Cover $7 (includes one house drink)   http://www.freerangenonfiction.com

8:30PM  O'FARRILL BROTHERS BAND W/SPECIAL GUEST ARTURO O'FARRILL
Zachary O'Farrill , drums;  Adam O'Farrill, trumpet;  Livio Almeida, tenor;  Adam Kromelow, piano;  Michael Sacks, bass;  Arturo O'Farrill, piano
O'Farrill Brothers Band w/special guest Arturo O'Farrill image
The O'Farrill Brothers Band, started in 2008, was formed by- you guessed it- The O'Farrill Brothers! A jazz quintet that is anything but straight-ahead, the band draws in influences from Latin, funk, classical, and free music, and plays all original compositions bythe band members. Members of the band have performed with acclaimed artists such as Stefon Harris, James Moody, DJ Logic, Arturo O'Farrill, Bob Mintzer, and Slide Hampton, and have performed in renowned venues and settings such as Marian's Jazz Room, the 2010 Carefusion Jazz Festival, Birdland Jazz Club, Jazz @ Lincoln Center, and the ChicagoJazz Showcase. The group is making a name for itself in NYC, by playing in Puppet's Jazz Bar, 5C Cultural Center & Café, Sweet Rhythm, The Shrine, Spike Hill, and Yippie Museum Café, and releasing their debut album, GIANT PEACH, on ZOHO Records in January 2011. GRAMMY-award winning pianist, Arturo O'Farrill, will be their guest performer this evening.
 Cover $10   myspace.com/adamofarrilljazz
Thursday
Sep 02
6:00PM  ARTISTS’ SALON
Robin, Angelo, and Tom, hosts


This is a monthly opportunity for artists associated with the cafe--from every genre and every generation, past, present, and future--to gather informally, schmooze, re-invent the world, and hoist a glass of quelque chose (the only kind of chose to hoist). Our glorious curators are present, you can buttonhole them to find out what's cooking, you can introduce yourself to other toilers in the vineyard, invent projects and discover collaborators. All are welcome.
8:30PM  TONY MALABY'S APPARITIONS
Tony Malaby, tenor saxophone;  Drew Gress, bass;  Tom Rainey, drums;  John Hollenbeck, drums
Tony Malaby's Apparitions image
Tony Malaby's Apparitions featuring two drummers — Tom Rainey and Mike Sarin — along with a bassist, Drew Gress.

....."The process began a couple of years ago when he performed several times with two drummers and loved it: "It's just the most comfortable couch, or like taking a warm bath, just being surrounded by that sound and falling into it." He soon knew who the band was going be; having played together a lot in various other combinations, they already had a shared vocabulary to build on. They worked with Tony's structural concepts more than with written-out compositions: "I decided to try to create platforms for my favorite 'zones' that we'd developed or would hit on. So for example, a multi-layered zone where the four of us are each playing in our own pulse or dimension in time, or a very transparent zone where it's cymbals/mallets/brushes and I'm playing flute-like and Drew's playing arco. And the question is: how am I going to get this into a composition, how am I going to structure it?"
- read more: http://www.tonymalaby.com/apparitions.htm
- listen: http://www.tonymalaby.com/mp3s/Apparitions.mp3
 Cover $10   www.tonymalaby.com

10:00PM  TONY MALABY'S PALOMA RECIO
Tony Malaby, tenor saxophone;  Ben Monder, guitar;  Eivind Opsvik, bass;  Nasheet Waits, drums
TONY MALABY'S PALOMA RECIO image
New music dedicated to an angel flying over the Iberian Peninsula by a quartet of omnidirectionally improvising masters of ecstatic lyrical elasticity.
 Cover $10   www.tonymalaby.com
Friday
Sep 03
6:00PM  SON OF PONY
Kat Georges, host


The Friday night legendary open mic poetry series.

Arrive before 6 pm to sign up.

tonight: a book launch for Rick Mullin


 Cover $7 (includes one house drink)

9:00PM  TONY MALABY'S APPARITIONS
Tony Malaby, tenor saxophone;  Drew Gress, bass;  Tom Rainey, drums;  John Hollenbeck, drums
TONY MALABY'S APPARITIONS image
Tony Malaby's Apparitions featuring two drummers — Tom Rainey and Mike Sarin — along with a bassist, Drew Gress.

....."The process began a couple of years ago when he performed several times with two drummers and loved it: "It's just the most comfortable couch, or like taking a warm bath, just being surrounded by that sound and falling into it." He soon knew who the band was going be; having played together a lot in various other combinations, they already had a shared vocabulary to build on. They worked with Tony's structural concepts more than with written-out compositions: "I decided to try to create platforms for my favorite 'zones' that we'd developed or would hit on. So for example, a multi-layered zone where the four of us are each playing in our own pulse or dimension in time, or a very transparent zone where it's cymbals/mallets/brushes and I'm playing flute-like and Drew's playing arco. And the question is: how am I going to get this into a composition, how am I going to structure it?"
- read more: http://www.tonymalaby.com/apparitions.htm
- listen: http://www.tonymalaby.com/mp3s/Apparitions.mp3

Reservations Recommended
 Cover $15   www.tonymalaby.com

10:30PM  TONY MALABY'S NOVELA
Tony Malaby, tenor saxophone;  Ralph Alessi, trumpet;  Ben Gerstein, trombone;  Dan Peck, tuba;  Michael Attias, alto saxophone;  Joachim Badenhorst, clarinet;  Andrew Hadro, baritone saxophone;  Kris Davis, piano;  John Hollenbeck, drums;  Tom Rainey, drums
TONY MALABY'S NOVELA image
Later that night, Tony Malaby presented his new group,Novela, with improvised or notated music as conducted by the pianist Kris Davis. In its collapsing of structure and intuition it had roots in some older experimental jazz — Roscoe Mitchell, Butch Morris — but it was still strong and strange, properly bewildering. Ben Ratlif, NY Times.

Reservations Recommended
 Cover $15

Saturday
Sep 04
6:00PM  SAM REIDER AND THE LOST BOYS
Sam Reider, piano,accordian,vocals;  Armand Hirsch, guitar;  Jake Goldbas, drums;  Jeff Picker, bass;  Eddie Barbash , alto saxophone
Sam Reider And The Lost Boys image
“He's got rhythm. And for someone his age, plenty of soul, too.” Jesse Hamlin, SF Chronicle

San Francisco-native Sam Reider is a jazz pianist and singer (and most recently, accordionist). Currently in his final year at Columbia University, Sam's work is greatly influenced by American folk music. In May 2008, Reider was interviewed on Marian McPartland’s legendary NPR show, Piano Jazz. The program, which has showcased artists from Ray Charles, to Oscar Peterson, to Norah Jones, aired in December 2008. Reider’s piano trio also released its first album in 2008 entitled “Without Strings.” Uptown Trio, which acclaimed jazz critic Doug Ramsey cites as “impressive in its ability to achieve abstraction without sacrificing continuity and form” has now completed two tours of the west coast and performed at numerous venues and jazz festivals around the country. His new project, Sam Reider and the Lost Boys was founded September 09 and since then has performed frequently in New York City and recorded an EP. The music is an eclectic mix of original material that explores the boundaries between Jazz, Folk, and Pop styles. Reider brings his talents for composition and lyricism together with an amazing band that includes voice, piano, bass, drums, guitar, accordion, and horns. Sam will be celebrating the release of their new EP, "Goodbye July" (2010).
 Cover $8   www.samreidermusic.com

9:00PM  TONY MALABY'S PALOMA RECIO
Tony Malaby, tenor saxophone;  Ben Monder, guitar;  Nasheet Waits, drums;  Eivind Opsvik, bass
Tony Malaby's Paloma Recio image
New music dedicated to an angel flying over the Iberian Peninsula by a quartet of omnidirectionally improvising masters of ecstatic lyrical elasticity.

Reservations Recommended
 Cover $15   www.tonymalaby.com

10:30PM  TONY MALABY'S NOVELA
Tony Malaby, tenor saxophone;  Ralph Alessi, trumpet;  Michael Attias, alto saxophone;  Ben Gerstein, trombone;  Joachim Badenhorst, clarinet;  Andrew Hadro, baritone sax;  Dan Peck, tuba;  Kris Davis, piano;  John Hollenbeck, drums;  Tom Rainey, drums
Tony Malaby's Novela image
Later that night, Tony Malaby presented his new group, Novela, with improvised or notated music as conducted by the pianist Kris Davis. In its collapsing of structure and intuition it had roots in some older experimental jazz — Roscoe Mitchell, Butch Morris — but it was still strong and strange, properly bewildering. Ben Ratliff, NY Times

Reservations Recommended
 Cover $15   www.tonymalaby.com

Sunday
Sep 05
8:30PM  TONY MALABY'S NOVELA
Tony Malaby, tenor saxophone;  Ralph Alessi, trumpet;  Michael Attias, alto saxophone;  Ben Gerstein, trombone;  Joachim Badenhorst, clarinet;  Andrew Hadro, baritone sax;  Dan Peck, tuba;  Kris Davis, piano;  Tom Rainey, drums
Tony Malaby's Novela image
Later that night, Tony Malaby presented his new group, Novela, with improvised or notated music as conducted by the pianist Kris Davis. In its collapsing of structure and intuition it had roots in some older experimental jazz — Roscoe Mitchell, Butch Morris — but it was still strong and strange, properly bewildering. Ben Ratliff,NY Times
 Cover $10   www.tonymalaby.com
10:00PM  TONY MALABY'S PALOMA RECIO
Tony Malaby, tenor saxophone;  Ben Monder, guitar;  Eivind Opsvik, bass;  Nasheet Waits, drums
TONY MALABY'S PALOMA RECIO  image
New music dedicated to an angel flying over the Iberian Peninsula by a quartet of omni-directionally improvising masters of ecstatic lyrical elasticity.
 Cover $10   www.tonymalaby.com
Drum kit donated by
CANOPUS DRUMS, Japan

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