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ART ON THE WALLS

Paintings by RICK MULLIN

All art is for sale. Please inquire

Monday
Aug 07
6:00PM  MONOLOGUES & MADNESS
Tulis McCall, host

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Original Monologues. No slamming, no judges, just great material, excellent actors and YOU. Come See These Amazing Daredevils Perform Without a Net!!!

8:30PM  CABARET FESTIVAL: CRUEL SUMMER : A TRIBUTE TO THE LADIES OF THE 80’S
Amanda Ferguson, vocals;  Peter Calo, guitar;  Skip Ward, bass;  Gene Lewin, drums
Cabaret Festival: Cruel Summer : a tribute to the Ladies of the 80’s image

Join vocalist Amanda Ferguson and her band of incredible musicians, Peter Calo on guitar, Skip Ward on bass, and Gene Lewin on drums, as they celebrate the hits, some b-sides, and perhaps a one hit wonder from some of your favorite woman artists of the 1980’s. Putting their own funky spin on these classic tunes by these fierce females, you can expect to hear songs by Cyndi Lauper, Sheena Easton, Tina Turner, Laura Branigan, and so many more.

Tuesday
Aug 08
6:00PM  NEW YORK STORY EXCHANGE
Nicole Ferraro, host

Vanessa Valerio Jimmy Wohl Ilsa Jule Mike Cho
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HEAR STORIES! TELL STORIES!

Featured stories by Vanessa Valerio, Jimmy Wohl, Ilsa Jule, and Mike Cho

Have a 5-minute story to tell? Sign up for our 5-for-5 open mic!

8:30PM  CABARET FESTIVAL: INSIDE THE UNDERGROUND
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Join us at Inside the Underground, a collection of new music spanning theater, art song, and opera led by New York City performers, composers, and writers. Featuring performances by Jen Anaya, Shelly Farmer, Dusty Francis, Tracy Michailidis, Abby Mosconi, and Sabina Petra singing the music of composers and writers including Julia Barry, Jami Brandli, Jessica Dickey, Matt Frey, Sojourner Hodges, Stuart McMeans, Joe Rubinstein, Cori Thomas, and Melisa Tien; with Michael Gildin, piano.

Wednesday Aug 09
6:00PM  INTERCULTURAL POETRY
Andrey Gritsman and Vera Zubareva, hosts

Vladimir Druk Victor Sanchuk Yelena Litinskaya Efim Bershin Anna Gedymin
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Tonight...Russian Poetry Reading: "Departing from Emigration"

Featuring Poets:

Vladimir Druk, New York

Victor Sanchuk, New York

Yelena Litinskaya, New York Efim Bershin (Moscow), Anna Gedymin (Moscow) video recorded reading

And your hosts: Vera Zubareva (Philadelphia), Ed-in Chief, Gostinaya Literary magazine and Andrey Gritsman, Interpoezia magazine

8:00PM  THE DAVE SCOTT QUINTET
Dave Scott, trumpet;  Rich Perry, tenor sax;  Gary Versace, piano;  Johannes Weismueller, bass;  Jeff Williams, drums

The Dave Scott Quintet features some of New York’s finest improvisers. Their experiences range from traditional forms of jazz to the extremely experimental and atonal. Dave Scott’s compositions reflect both specific forms with dense harmonic structures and open frameworks for free improvisation. The focus of the group is to utilize the engaging and often complex compositions as vehicles for improvisation. The pieces develop interactively and organically allowing each musician full individual expression.

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9:30PM  HASHEM ASSADULLAHI QUARTET
Hashem Assadullahi, alto sax;  Leonard Thompson, piano;  Peter Brendler, bass;  Vinnie Sperrazza, drums
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Originally formed in 2008 with a broad array of influences and eclectic musical tastes, the Hashem Assadullahi Quartet performs material that draws from straight-ahead jazz, avante garde, pop, and rock traditions. Over the years, the group has accumulated a strong and stylistically varied original repertoire, catered to the ensemble's proclivity for collective improvisation. With a penchant for melody and narratives, the majority of Hashem's pieces are vehicles for telling stories or portraying characters. The group has released two albums: Strange Neighbor (8bells, 014) and Pieces (OA2 records, 22097), frequently highlighted on NPR's Morning Edition and Fresh Air.

“Assadullahi is of a new generation of jazz musicians who have the compositional understanding, technique and improvisational skill to create complex works with beautiful melodies while at the same time drawing on a multitude of styles.”--Elliot Simon, NYC Jazz Review

Thursday
Aug 10
6:00PM  SALON ESSE, A RETROSPECTIVE
Dana Perry, host

Suzanne Farrell Smith Caitlin Leffel Janelle Greco Chelsea Fonden Crystal Mandler Krissa Corbett Cavouras Justin Wolf Will Kenton Micaela Blei
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Salon Esse was established in 2007 with the goal that each of its members would bring bring fresh, new, writing to monthly gatherings. We discovered words are best when shared with wine and friends, and a decade later, we’re still writing. Hope you can join us!

8:01PM  HEKSELFEST: W/BEN WILLIAMS, BILLY HART
Gilad Hekselman, guitar;  Ben Williams, bass;  Billy Hart, drums
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This would be the first time we all play together in this trio. Billy Hart is a force of nature and a hero to my generation. Pairing him with the groovy & melodic playing of Ben Williams sounds like such an interesting and beautiful combination in my mind.

  www.giladhekselman.com

Friday
Aug 11
6:00PM  DENISE MANGIARDI TRIO, WITH MARK SOSKIN AND JAY ANDERSON
Denise Mangiardi, vocals;  Mark Soskin, piano;  Jay Anderson, bass
DENISE MANGIARDI TRIO, with MARK SOSKIN AND JAY ANDERSON image

A Unique Contemporary Female Footed Jazz Vocalist Composer comes to New York for a rare performance!

With her propitious musical upbringing (education at Berklee, long residencies in NYC, New Orleans, and now London), one could expect Denise Mangiardi to be a superior jazz woman, and she is. Her range is vast, with a voice feathery or fervent as the music demands; her songwriting covers funk, Braziliana, blues, straight-ahead jazz, always thoughtfully and in the pocket." ---Tom McDermott, New Orleans pianist/jour"

  www.denisesongs.com itunes.apple.com/gb/album/skylark-ep/id1262896201

9:00PM & 10:30PM  HEKSELFEST: W/BECCA STEVENS, ANTONIO SANCHEZ
Gilad Hekselman, guitar;  Becca Stevens , voice;  Antonio Sanchez, drums
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Becca Stevens is one of my favorite singers, and very well known for her original music. But the few times that I heard her singing standards was so special and left a taste for more. We'll do an all-standard set, all in the moment - unplanned. And what do I need to say about Antonio Sanchez? A legend. This is a special combination I am looking forward to being a part of.

  www.giladhekselman.com

Saturday
Aug 12
6:00PM  WET ELECTRIC
Ethan Helm, alto saxophone, compositions;  Gabe Terracciano, violin;  Jon Snell, piano;  Olli Hirvonen, electric guitar;  Matt Honor, drum set
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Wet Electric performs dangerous compositions, between styles and methods, in pursuit of sounds that sound electric and alive. Influenced by the Modern Jazz Quartet, Duke Ellington, Balkan folk music, and minimalism, with a heavy dose of free improvisation.

  www.facebook.com/ethanhelmmusic/

9:00PM & 10:30PM  HEKSELFEST: W/JOEL ROSS, NATE WOOD
Gilad Hekselman, guitar;  Joel Ross, vibraphone;  Nate Wood, drums
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Joel Ross is a name that kept coming up way too often for anyone to ignore. He does sound amazing. And Nate is a bad dude himself. who can play multiple instruments and has such a great sense of production in real time. This bass-less band can go in so many directions in my imagination and I look forward to finding out these possibilities.

  www.giladhekselman.com

Sunday
Aug 13
6:00PM  CAFE STORIES
Robin Hirsch
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Our longstanding (40 years and counting) Minister of Culture/Wine Czar/Dean of Faculty reads from his latest book, THE WHOLE WORLD PASSES THROUGH:Stories from the Cornelia Street Cafe.

A little bean in Ethiopia; coffee as a medicine; Byzantium/Constantinople/Istanbul, the crossroads of the world, through which coffee passes into Europe.

The European coffeehouse.
The English coffeehouse.
The Greenwich Village coffeehouse.

Three starving artists stumble across a dilapidated storefront in Greenwich Village in 1977 and open a little one-room cafe with a toaster-oven. The penurious state of the artists, the deplorable state of the city, the arcane spider's web of the the bureaucracy.

STARTING OUT!
OPENING!!
BLACKOUT!!!


 Cover $10 inkadrink;25 inkadrink&book
8:35PM  STREAMS
Yago Vazquez, piano;  Scott Lee, bass;  Jeff Hirshfield, drums
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The Streams Trio (Vazquez/Lee/Hirshfield) has two records released with the label Fresh Sound New Talent, and for this especial occasion they are joined by saxophonist and composer Billy Drewes for a night of original music featuring compositions from all the members in the band.

“Their music combines the qualities of depth with lyricism, intensity with calm assurance and an elastic, yet sure handed rhythmic sense”- Budd Kopman (Allaboutjazz.com)

Monday
Aug 14
6:00PM  WHAT WERE THE ’60S REALLY LIKE? SPOKEN WORD/PERFORMANCE/OPEN
K, host

Ellen Mandel, piano, vocals;  Bernard Block Steve Dalachinsky Gil Fagiani Davidson Garrett Ngoma Hill; Ron Kolm Ptr Kozlowski; Tsaurah Litzky Michael Lydon George Wallace Francine Witte
What Were the ’60s <i>REALLY</i> Like? Spoken Word/Performance/Open image

Chapter 3: “Bringing It All Back Home”

Join Children of the ‘60s as we celebrate a cultural revolution that is alive in us TODAY! Inspired by the news of Bob Dylan’s 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature and a literal question the host’s kid brother asked – and facilitated by Donald Trump’s electoral college victory in the presidential election – “What Were the ‘60s REALLY Like?” debuted Inauguration Day.

Downtown poets, musicians & memoirists gather again this summer to collectively conjure an oral history that speaks to Now … Witness “The Day President Kennedy was shot” from the points of view of a NYC schoolgirl, a Yale University reporter, and a Louisiana 6th grader. “Ride on a chopper/ feet dangling…/ til the V.C. shoots you down” in “Real War Stories.” Travel to Chicago with a junky as your tour guide in “Democratic Convention, 1968.” Go on your first LSD experience, in “My First Trip - 1966." Find out what it’s like to opt out of Vietnam through alternative service in “Maupin Row.” Take a trip to the moon, and back, in “Me and the ‘60s: A Drama in 3 Acts.” Remember what you can’t remember in “Summer of Love.” We’re bringing it all back home!

  thevillager.com/2017/01/11/and-a-60s-child-shall-lead-them/

8:30PM  AMRAM & CO
David Amram, piano, french horn, flutes, composition & surprises;  Kevin Twigg, drums, glockenspiel;  Rene Hart, bass;  Elliot Peper, bongos
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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.

  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