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ART ON THE WALLS

Paintings by MARY GROSSMAN

All art is for sale. Please inquire

Sunday
Sep 12
6:00PM  INKWELL'S FALL ISSUE
Host: Richard R. Binkele, Editor-in-chief

Maury Feinsilber Karen Gormandy Patricia Polak Jack Powers
Inkwell celebrates it's Fall issue with a line-up of talent from its 2010 issues.

Maury Feinsilber's fiction has appeared in The Missouri Review. He has written a novel, A Cosmology of Ink, and is currently revising a second novel along with compiling a short story collection.

Karen Gormandy was born in Trinidad and grew up in New York City where she attended the High School of Art & Design. A former literary agent, she is one of the founders of The New Writers Forum and a board member for the National Alliance on Mental Illness. An excerpt of her memoir will be published by the University of Missouri Press.

Patricia Polak's work has appeared or is forthcoming in Baby Boomer Birthright, The Great American Poetry Show, Karamu, Meridian Anthology of Contemporary Poetry, Poet Lore, RiverSedge, The South Carolina Review, The Southern Humanities Review, and Wisconsin Review. A native New Yorker, she resides in Manhattan with her husband, a historian.

Jack Powers has taught special education, English and math at Joel Barlow High School for 29 years and lives in Fairfield, Connecticut with his wife and three children. His poems have appeared in Atlanta Review, The Ledge, Cortland Review, SNReview, The Naugatuck River Review and The Connecticut River Review.

8:30PM  SLEEPTHIEF
Ingrid Laubrock, saxophone;  Liam Noble, piano;  Tom Rainey, drums
Sleepthief image
Saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock's acclaimed trio Sleepthief will play a rare performance in New York. Her collaborators of many years, inventive UK pianist Liam Noble (Moondog,Kenny Wheeler) and one of New York's finest drummers, Tom Rainey (Tim Berne, Kenny Werner, Mark Helias etc) join her for an exciting brand of new improvised music. Expect a wide spectrum of sound, rhythm, space and colour.

Press: [...] Noble almost trips across the same ready reckoner of easy descriptors when he produces something like zither effects on the same track, not inside the sound-box either but on the keys. Rainey, who’s titanic throughout, alternates abstract shapes with no obvious line and patterns that seem to fall a half-beat ahead of or behind any familiar count, only to hammer out a Black Rod motto about four minutes in, switch to Pik-Up-Stix, then full scale assault as Laubrock launches into her fiercest playing of the album and Noble plays nursery rhymes and big, blocky kids-fist clusters behind. Then he does something like an accelerated stride. And we’re still not twenty minutes into the album. Brian Morton/Point Of Departure.
 Cover $10   www.ingridlaubrock.com www.myspace.com/ingridlaubrock

Monday
Sep 13
6:00PM  MONOLOGUES & MADNESS
Tulis McCall, host

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Actors, time limits, laughter, tears, our floorboards are used to perfection.

An Evening of Original Monologues. No slamming, no judges, just great material, excellent actors and YOU.

Come See These Amazing Daredevils Perform Without a Net!!!

Come celebrate our New Season with Performers and Writers: Trish Alexandro, Leah Bachar, Ralph Badagliacca, France-Luce Benson, Wendy Charles, Martha Garvey, Holli Harms, Elizabeth Harper, Taffy Jaffe, Jennifer Jamula, Carl Kissin, Jack Levin, Jim Maxson, Tulis McCall, Sharon Pinney, Lulu Roche, Flash Rosenberg, Dee Sposito, Mike Trupiano, and Michael Zettler

$10 includes a drink, what a bargain!!
 Cover $10 (includes one house drink)   www.monologuesandmadness.com

8:30PM  TRAVELS WITH MA OWN SELF
Deborah Latz, Writer, performer;  Don Flagg, director;  Daniela Schachter, piano;  Oleg Osenkov, bass, guitar
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Deborah Latz , writer, performer; Don Flagg, director; Daniela Schachter, piano, keyboard; Oleg Osenkov, bass, guitar

In ‘Travels With Ma Own Self’, Deborah Latz takes us on a whacky and wonderful odyssey through the Mideast and Europe told in story and song. From the mud baths in El Chama, to a wise old woman in Kalamata, to an insanely jealous opera singer in Rome, to nude modeling in Arles, and to finding herself plastered all over le Metro de Paris… Deborah leads us through a madcap journey while discovering that the three muses of her life have actually been guiding her way.

“A brilliant performance!”

“You will leave the theater, grab a taxi and head straight to JFK!”

Deborah is a renowned jazz vocalist, who has performed numerous times at Cornelia Street Cafe and has recently returned from a European tour promoting her sophomore jazz vocal album, ‘Lifeline’. Ms. Latz has had an award-winning career in dramatic and musical theater, where she garnered a “Best Actress Award” at the Jerzy Grotowski Theatre Festival in Poland for her one-woman performance of ‘Juliet’. She studied at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco, at the British American Drama Academy in Oxford, England and with avant-garde theatre director Anne Bogart in New York City.


 Cover $15 (includes one house drink)   www.deborahlatz.com

Tuesday
Sep 14
6:00PM  WHITE SWALLOW READING SERIES:
Angelo Nikolopoulos, host

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The White Swallow Reading Series

Nick Flynn’s Another Bullshit Night in Suck City (Norton, 2004), won the PEN/Martha Albrand Award for the Art of the Memoir, and has been translated into ten languages. He is also the author of two book of poetry, Some Ether (Graywolf, 2000), which won the PEN/Joyce Osterweil Award, and Blind Huber (Graywolf, 2002). He has been awarded fellowships from The Guggenheim Foundation, The Library of Congress, The Amy Lowell Trust, and The Fine Arts Work Center. He worked as a “field poet” and as an artistic collaborator on the documentary film Darwin’s Nightmare, which won an Academy Award for best feature documentary in 2006.

Ada Limón is the author of Lucky Wreck, winner of the 2005 Autumn House Poetry Prize, and This Big Fake World, winner of the 2005 Pearl Poetry Prize. With a Masters of Fine Arts from the Creative Writing Program at New York University, she has received fellowships from the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center, New York Foundation for the Arts, and won the Chicago Literary Award for Poetry. Her third book of poems, Sharks in the Rivers, is coming soon from Milkweed Editions.

Jason Schneiderman is the author of Sublimation Point, a Stahlecker Selection from Four Way Books, and Striking Surface, winner of the 2009 Richard Snyder Prize from Ashland Poetry Press. His poetry and essays have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, including American Poetry Review, The Best American Poetry, Poetry London, Grand Street, The Penguin Book of the Sonnet, Story Quarterly, and Tin House. He has received fellowships from Yaddo, The Fine Arts Work Center, and The Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference. He was the recipient of the Emily Dickinson Award from the Poetry Society of America in 2004.

Angelo Nikolopoulos is a retired high school teacher currently pursuing an MA at NYU’s creative writing program, where he also serves as the managing editor of the Washington Square Review. He also works as a writing fellow at Goldwater Hospital on Roosevelt Island and is the founder of The White Swallow reading series.

8:30PM  JON IRABAGON TRIO, CD RELEASE,
Jon Irabagon, alto saxophone;  Barry Altschul , drums;  Peter Brendler, bass
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Hot Cup Records is proud to announce the release of "Foxy", the fourth album as a leader by saxophonist Jon Irabagon. Jon has been called "one of the cityʼs deadliest horn players” Hank Shteamer, Time Out NY, and Vincenzo Roggero of All About Jazz Italy says "Jonʼs encyclopedic knowledge reworks, and rewrites, history with an omnivorous curiosity.”

Joining him tonight to celebrate the release of "Foxy" are the legendary drummer Barry Altschul and bassist Peter Brendler. The trio attempts to exhaust the possibilities of improvising over one tune for the set. In addition to playing Foxy live, the band will be doing original songs by all three band members.
 Cover $10   jonirabagon.com hotcuprecords.com

Wednesday Sep 15 6:00PM  BILL EVANS TRIBUTE
Jed Distler, host

Bill Zavatsky Laurie Verchomin
Serial Underground "the subversive nightclub series" (Time Out NY)

We open our 2010/11 Serial Underground season with a unique evening to celebrate the great composer/pianist/jazz icon Bill Evans on the thirtieth anniversary of his death on September 15, 1980. Bill was an early mentor of mine. Although it took me a long to appreciate his influential lyrical side, the hard-swinging extroversion that characterized how he played in his last years grabbed me. I suspect our casual friendship arose from common musical interests; for instance, our mutual appreciation of great classical pianists. Bill set me up with a job fixing up and editing his transcribed solos for a book. and we painstakingly cross-checked details over the phone (this was before fax machines and computers, remember). I¹d plunk out a chord on my piano, and he¹d say yes or no or change this or keep that, and so forth.

Tonight¹s guest writers certainly bring us closer to the man behind the music. Bill Zavatsky¹s poems stay with you long after you read or hear them. Laurie Verchomin¹s upcoming memoir about her life with Bill Evans in the last year and a half of his life runs the full emotional gamut. Once I started reading it, I couldn¹t stop. Laurie and I decided to frame her words with piano music, and although I¹m using Bill¹s compositions or, in some cases, songs associated with him, strangely enough, I¹m not playing like him. Maybe a chord or two, or a favorite lick, but I just can¹t do my once letter-perfect Bill Evans imitation anymore. Perhaps that¹s a good thing. When I told Bill how much I had stolen from him, he said "Go right ahead. That's what I did when I was young. It only took me forty years to evolve my own style!"

$7 admission includes a drink


 Cover $10 (includes one house drink)

9:00PM  TOM CHANG GROUP
Tom Chang, guitar & compositions;  Greg Ward, alto saxophone;  Thomson Kneeland, bass;  Rob Garcia, drums
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NY Jazz Guitarist Tom Chang has performed and or recorded with Greg Osby, Joey Calderazzo, Rich Perry, as well as pop icons the Supremes, Luther Vandross and Southern Indian Percussion Master Subash Chandra.

His newly formed unit will perform original contemporary jazz compositions influenced by Southern Indian Karnatic concepts as well as contemporary classical music and contemporary jazz.
 Cover $10 (includes one house drink)   www.myspace.com/tomchangmusic

Thursday
Sep 16
6:00PM  PO'JAZZ & VOCOLLABORATION
Golda Solomon, host

Nik Munson Kendra Shank Alison Wedding Kate Richards
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Ms Solomon, the medicine woman of spoken word & jazz, and a longtime friend of the cafe, brings us Vocollaboration, an organic collaboration of 4 vocal improvisers who draw inspiration from Bobby McFerrin's “Voicestra” and Rhiannon's “We Be 3,” while following their own muses and drawing from diverse backgrounds in jazz, folk, pop, theatre, and world musics. Together they create in-the-moment compositions and a capella voice collages, employing a wide palette of colors and textures, including extended vocal techniques, vocal percussion, and spontaneous storytelling. Delightful, dynamic, and always surprising -- anything can happen.

2 sets. 6PM and 7PM

Doors open at 5:30 PM for early dining and imbibing

$ 15 / $10 for students with ID (this includes 1 drink)

No extra charge for staying for the 2nd set.


 Cover $15 (includes one house drink)

8:30PM  BECCA STEVENS PRESENTS:JEAN ROHE TRIO
Jean Rohe, vocals, mandolin, percussion;  Ilia Tsinadze, guitar, vocals;  Liam Robinson, accordion, vocals
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Celebrating Jean Rohe’s debut album, Lead Me Home, the Jean Rohe Trio brings an exciting blend of music from both North and South America. Jean’s beautiful voice and captivating stage presence won her the audience favorite award at the Montreux Jazz Festival (2006) and found her performing everywhere from New York City’s Birdland to Havana’s Teatro Nacional. Her trio features three part harmony singing and the talented Ilia Tsinadze on guitar, Liam Robinson on accordion, and Jean on mandolin and a cornucopia of Latin American percussion instruments. The project involves the full breadth of their stylistic attractions, challenging traditional boundaries around musical genres. Jean’s original compositions and the trio’s fresh arrangements of songs from North and South America explore the intersections of jazz, North American folk music, Brazilian and Afro-Peruvian dance traditions. A versatile musician, Jean began her musical career at eight years old with her family folk band. Since then she has performed with the alt-country group Calexico, David Moore’s new music ensemble, “Bing and Ruth” and in duet with Liam Robinson, playing traditional American and Irish folk music. She co-wrote and performed the music for the feature film “Noise” (2004) and in September 2009 was the composer in residence at the Blue Mountain Center.

"Some of the best music to hit my iPod in a very long time." Joel Hurd, Production Manager, North Country Public Radio
 Cover $10   www.jeanrohe.com

Friday
Sep 17
6:00PM  SON OF PONY
Kat Georges, host


The Friday night legendary open mic poetry series.

Arrive before 6 pm to sign up.

Bob Hart book launch


 Cover $7 (includes one house drink)

9:00PM & 10:30PM  ARI HOENIG QUARTET
Ari Hoenig, drums;  Gilad Hekselman, guitar;  Shai Maestro, piano;  Orlando le Fleming, bass
Ari Hoenig Quartet image
Ari Hoenig (born on November 13, 1973 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), is a jazz drummer, composer and educator known for his unusual and intense approach to drumming emphasizing complex rhythms in direct harmony with other group members.

Ari is widely noted particularly for his drumming not being relegated to just keeping tempo, or being a side issue to the music he plays in, but rather for elevating drumming as an indispensable part of the performance. Hoenig is also known for his unique ability to modify the pitch of a drum by using drum sticks, mallets, and even parts of his body (such as his hands and elbows). Using this technique, he can play any note in the chromatic scale, virtually any melody, and even improvise on a chord structure in the same way as any other instrumentalist would. Hoenig was born into a family of classically trained musicians. His father being a choral conductor and mother a violinist, he was exposed to classical and folk music at an early age. He played both piano and violin as a child, then rock and metal drums as a teen before settling into jazz and improvised music. Ari has recorded 6 cds as a leader including 2 solo drums cd’s and is currently a Dreyfus Records performing artist. Currently, his group Ari Hoenig and Punk Bop tours worldwide and performs weekly at the legendary New York jazz club Smalls. He is also the co-leader of Hoenig Pilc Project, together with long time musical partner Jean Michel Pilc. Other artists Hoenig has performed or recorded with as a sideman include Shirley Scott, Gerry Mulligan, Jean Michel Pilc, Mike Stern, Kenny Werner, Joshua Redman, Wayne Krantz, Herbie Hancock, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Richard Bona, Dave Liebman, Chris Potter, Toots Thielemans, Dave Holland, Joe Lovano, Pat Metheny, Pat Martino, Ivan Linz and the Jazz Mandolin Project.

"expansive technique, propulsive time and deep musicality" "his style is characterized by a crisp attack and quick attentive reflexes. Ari Hoenig approaches jazz drumming with manic glee, and yet he's exacting with texture and pulse, an irrepressibly kinetic drummer ." Nate Chinen, NY Times

"Ari Hoenig is one of the most maniacally obsessive, spasmodic and musical drummers in jazz." JAZZ TIMES
 Cover $15   www.arihoenig.com

Saturday
Sep 18
6:00PM  GREEK-AMERICAN WRITERS ASSOCIATION
Dean Kostos, host


Kalliope Constantaras, Peter Carlaftes, Davidson Garrett.
 Cover $7
9:00PM & 10:30PM  ARI HOENIG QUARTET
Ari Hoenig, drums;  Gilad Hekselman , guitar;  Shai Maestro, piano;  Orlando le Fleming, bass
Ari Hoenig Quartet image
Ari Hoenig (born on November 13, 1973 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), is a jazz drummer, composer and educator known for his unusual and intense approach to drumming emphasizing complex rhythms in direct harmony with other group members.

Ari is widely noted particularly for his drumming not being relegated to just keeping tempo, or being a side issue to the music he plays in, but rather for elevating drumming as an indispensable part of the performance. Hoenig is also known for his unique ability to modify the pitch of a drum by using drum sticks, mallets, and even parts of his body (such as his hands and elbows). Using this technique, he can play any note in the chromatic scale, virtually any melody, and even improvise on a chord structure in the same way as any other instrumentalist would. Hoenig was born into a family of classically trained musicians. His father being a choral conductor and mother a violinist, he was exposed to classical and folk music at an early age. He played both piano and violin as a child, then rock and metal drums as a teen before settling into jazz and improvised music. Ari has recorded 6 cds as a leader including 2 solo drums cd’s and is currently a Dreyfus Records performing artist. Currently, his group Ari Hoenig and Punk Bop tours worldwide and performs weekly at the legendary New York jazz club Smalls. He is also the co-leader of Hoenig Pilc Project, together with long time musical partner Jean Michel Pilc. Other artists Hoenig has performed or recorded with as a sideman include Shirley Scott, Gerry Mulligan, Jean Michel Pilc, Mike Stern, Kenny Werner, Joshua Redman, Wayne Krantz, Herbie Hancock, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Richard Bona, Dave Liebman, Chris Potter, Toots Thielemans, Dave Holland, Joe Lovano, Pat Metheny, Pat Martino, Ivan Linz and the Jazz Mandolin Project.

"expansive technique, propulsive time and deep musicality" "his style is characterized by a crisp attack and quick attentive reflexes. Ari Hoenig approaches jazz drumming with manic glee, and yet he's exacting with texture and pulse, an irrepressibly kinetic drummer ." Nate Chinen, NY Times

"Ari Hoenig is one of the most maniacally obsessive, spasmodic and musical drummers in jazz." JAZZ TIMES
 Cover $15

Sunday
Sep 19
6:00PM  SHAKESPEARE ANYONE?
P J Escobio, host

Shakespeare Anyone? image
Blood Ties!

Starring: Amanda Barron, P. J. Escobio, Shad Ramsey, and Carey Van Driest

The Family is ever present in the work's of Shakespeare, and that is the theme our players tackle tonight

The second family in Denmark, Polonius and his children

The Bastard's in King John and King Lear

Hero, Beatrice, and Leonato discussing marriage

Leontes and Paulinas confrontation over his daughter from The Winter's Tale

The Capulet's laying down the law to their only daughter Juliet

The banishment of the cousins in As You Like It

The Duke of York's most confusing claim to the throne

And as always a surprise or two!

One Night Only!!


 Cover $7 (includes one house drink)

8:30PM  JAY CLAYTON
Jay Clayton, vocals;  Jack Wilkens, guitar;  Jay Anderson, bass
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There is no instrument as expressive as the human voice. Jay Clayton has made it her life’s work to innovate and push the limits of herinstrument. The Peace Of Wild Things finds Clayton contemplating the words of some legendary poets, most notably e.e. cummings, in the most personal way, just her voice with electronic manipulation.

Jay Clayton is an internationally acclaimed vocalist, composer, and ducator, whose work boldly spans the terrain between jazz and new music. In 1963 she began her career performing the standards on the vibrant New York music scene. However, she quickly became a prominent part of the free jazz movement. Her work in these two worlds led to the development of a highly personal, wordless vocabulary later enhanced by her innovative use of electronics.

“Clayton is an important singer…one who proposed dramatic changes in vocal styles and roles…her musicianship is impeccable." Francis Davis, Downbeat

“As far as vocal innovation goes, Jay Clayton is precariously on the cutting edge.” Fred bouchard, Jazz Times

“More than 20 years after her debut recording All Out, Clayton is still the most adventurous singer in jazz, a specialist in wordless improvisation who’s also expert in distending and finding new meanings in the melodies and lyrics of classic popular songs." Francis Davis, The Village Voice, July 14, 2004
 Cover $10

Drum kit donated by
CANOPUS DRUMS, Japan

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