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“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...”
“...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.”
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
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.
The NYNDK Jazz Collective is a Trans-Atlantic collective bringing together musicians from New York (NY), Norway
Denmark (DK), uniting three places that have significant roles in jazz history. Established in New York in 2003, its
members are Danish pianist Søren Møller, Norwegian saxophonist Ole Mathisen, and American trombonist Chris
NYNDK brings to the mix a combination of refined Scandinavian cool with aggressive New York heat spiced with a
"..this sextet....have perhaps fashioned one of the top modern-mainstream outings of 2004"
"Pointedly cosmopolitan post-bop collective"
Nate Chinen, The New York Times
SPECIAL GUESTS FOR READING INCLUDE:
SIMON PETTET, BILL ZAVATSKY, ANGELO VERGA, JOSH THOMPSON, MICHAEL COOK, PATRICIA CARRAGON, PETER KERNZ, BOB HART, BIG MIKE, PETE DOLACK, JOHN TRAUSE, JOE JOCAVINO, JIM KLEIN, EVIE IVY, JO-ANN CIMILUCA, MICHAEL COOK.
BOB QUATRONE, HOST
(includes one house drink)
Real stories from real people
Respect's latest CD is the live Respect In You, which received rave reviews from jazz magazines including Cadence, Paris
Transatlantic, Exclaim! and Coda, and was listed in several as one of 2005’s ten best records.
“Forget about the wan, self-conscious eclecticism that’s the bane of the current jazz scene,” wrote Nate Dorward, “this is the
real deal, burning hard and bright.”
Recent performances by the Respect Sextet include the 2006 Rochester International Jazz Festival, which performance All
About Jazz-New York named as the best moment of the festival, and which City Newspaper called "a we-came, we-saw, we-
Respect's Cornelia Street appearance comes at the end of a tour which also includes shows in Toronto, Rochester, Detroit,
Ann Arbor, Grand Rapids, and live on Michigan's Blue Lake Public Radio.
The Respect Sextet last played at Cornelia Street in June, when it played to an enthusiastic and packed house at a
performance as part of the Bulgarian Seasons festival.
"We're looking forward to having a homecoming of sorts after our tour," said pianist Red Wierenga.
"We'll be playing some brand new music, and we're happy to have Chris Wicks join us for what promises to be a very
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