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ART ON THE WALLS

Paintings by EDWARD CHING

All art is for sale. Please inquire

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
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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

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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
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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

Tuesday
Sep 05
6:00PM  MISS NEW YORK HAS EVERYTHING
Lori Jakiela


Her aunt was a nun who popped pills and did time in Narcotics Anonymous. Her father grew up during the Depression, believed he'd be the next Frank Sinatra, and ended up working in the mills. His daughter, Lori Jakiela, spent her suburban Pittsburgh childhood watching Marlo Thomas in That Girl and dreaming of New York City. Instead she got bad talent shows and college in Erie, Pa. Miss New York has everything: heartbreak, dreams, truth, and humor.
 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)
8:30PM  NYNDK JAZZ COLLECTIVE
Chris Washburne, trombone;  Ole Mathisen, saxophone;  Soren Moller, piano;  Per Mathisen, bass;  Scott Neumann, drums
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After this summers performances at various European jazz festivals, the NYNDK Jazz Collective returns to New York to give a performance at Cornelia Street Cafe before they record their second album later this month.

The NYNDK Jazz Collective is a Trans-Atlantic collective bringing together musicians from New York (NY), Norway (N), and Denmark (DK), uniting three places that have significant roles in jazz history. Established in New York in 2003, its founding members are Danish pianist Søren Møller, Norwegian saxophonist Ole Mathisen, and American trombonist Chris Washburne. NYNDK brings to the mix a combination of refined Scandinavian cool with aggressive New York heat spiced with a progressive post-modern sensibility.

"..this sextet....have perhaps fashioned one of the top modern-mainstream outings of 2004"
Jazzreview.com

"Pointedly cosmopolitan post-bop collective"
Nate Chinen, The New York Times   www.sorenmoller.com www.chriswashburne.com

Wednesday Sep 06 6:00PM  4 HORSEMEN OPEN READING
Bob Quatrone, host


Columbia, Bronx, Brooklyn and Jersey poets gather to read in the Village

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
 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)

8:30PM  SPEAKEASY: STORIES FROM THE BACKROOM
Sherry Weaver, host

Michaela Murphy Tara Clancy Brooke Delaney Peter Lubell Peter Glismann, storytellers;  Krista Weaver, musical guest

Real stories from real people

  http://www.speakeasystories.com

Thursday
Sep 07
6:00PM 
ARTISTS’ SALON

Robin Hirsch, host


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  RESPECT SEXTET
Matt Clohesy, bass;  Ted Poor, drums;  Chris Wicks, alto sax;  Eli Asher, trumpet;  Josh Rutner, tenor saxophone;  James Hirschfeld , trombone;  Red Wierenga, piano, accordion, respectronics
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The Respect Sextet, a New York-based free jazz ensemble, has been called “world-class jazz at its finest and freest” by City Newspaper.

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- conquered performance...Bravo!"

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 special evening."
 Cover $10   www.respectsextet.com www.bulgarianseasons.or

STREAMING LINK: www.respectsextet.com/audio.ph

Friday
Sep 08
6:00PM 
PINK PONY POETRY

Jackie Sheeler


Jackie Sheeler's open mic poetry series. Arrive before 6 pm to sign up.

Tonight's feature, Reggie Marra.

"Thank God for Reggie Marra, who looks deeply and cares even more deeply about telling the truth. His poems are tributes to the nearly-invisible wounded and the honest humanity so many of us yearn for now." Naomi Shihad Nye
 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)   http://www.poetz.com

9:00PM & 10:30PM 
SKYE STEELE QUINTET &
CHRISTIAN HOWES QUARTET

Skye Steele, violin;  Ben Holmes, trumpet & flugelhorn;  Ben Cassorla, guitar;  Mike Savino, bass;  Satoshi Takeishi,, drums/percussion;  Christian Howes Quartet Christian howes, violin;  Jason Lindner, organ;  Peter Retzlaff, drums;  Joel Newton, guitar
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DOUBLE BILL

9:00PM Skye Steele Quintet
10:30PM Christian Howes Group

SKYE STEELE QUINTET
The music of this band creates a bridge between Skye's eclectic experiences as a side-man and the strident individualism of his approach to the violin. His arrangements bring American popular songs of his own generation crashing head-on with influences ranging from Turkish Gypsy music, to Afro-Brazilian, to French Impressionism, all with a rigorous Modern Jazz aesthetic (he taps Simon and Garfunkel, Sesame Street, Satie, and Willy Wonka). Skye's own compositions combine driving, angular rhythms and darkly nuanced harmonies with an infectious sense of lyricism.

"the most fantastic violinist... the type of musician who made the violin trancend beyond all the classical music stereotypes into an ephemeral, personal space."
--Christopher Lehault, FreeNYC.net

"Steele makes his instrument sing joyously"
--Frank Rubolino, Cadence Magazine

"Amazing"
--All About Jazz Magazine

CHRISTIAN HOWLES QUARTET
Since moving to NYC almost 5 years ago, 34-yr old violinist from Columbus, Ohio, Christian Howes has made his presence felt in many pockets of the scene, playing with Les Paul, Frank Vignola, Akua Dixon, Steve Turre, Greg Osby, D.D. Jackson, Bill Evans, Joel Harrison, Dafnis Prieto, and many more. An eclectic player, Howes is comfortable in jazz styles from traditional to modern, but will feature his original music in an organ-based quartet at Cornelia St. on Sept 8th. Arguably one of the most prolific recording violinists of the last decade, Howes has 7 self-produced recordings to his credit, with a DVD due out this fall on Arkadia DVD.

"Not since Jean-Luc Ponty has a violinist ranged from pure classical to fuzz-tone rock to convincing jazz with such authority"
- Neal Tesser, Chicago Reader

"It used to be you could hardly find a good jazz violinist. Nowadays there are four or five really good players, but there is nobody better than this guy"
- Les Paul
 Cover $14   www.skyesteele.com www.christianhowes.com

Saturday
Sep 09
6:00PM  ITALIAN-AMERICAN WRITERS ASSOCIATION
Maria Lisella & Jeanne Dickey, host


Italian American Writers Association, featured readers, Jane and Mark Ciabattari, plus open mic, 5 minute limit.
 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)
9:00PM & 10:30PM 
JEWELS AND BINOCULARS

Michael Moore, saxophones & clarinets;  Lindsey Horner, bass;  Michael Vatcher, percussion
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JEWELS AND BINOCULARS/MICHAEL MOORE, LINDSEY HORNER, MICHAEL VATCHER PLAY MUSIC OF BOB DYLAN

Some consider Bob Dylan to be one of the most influential musicians of our era. His materials are traditional-song forms inherited from the blues and the music of the British Isles, and imagery inspired by the greatest writers of our culture. He has, however, found some very personal ways of combining sound and text: indeed, a great poet.

Jewels and Binoculars was born out of Lindsey Horner and Michael Moore’s mutual love of Dylan’s music. A few years ago, while living in Brussels, Belgium, Lindsey would get together with Moore and Michael Vatcher, longtime residents of Amsterdam, Holland, to explore that repertoire.

Interpreting the songs instrumentally, the trio uses the power of the tried and true folk song forms as the starting point for their improvisational flights, all the while keeping the power of the words and images fresh in mind.

Rather than guitar,voice and harmonica, the instrumentation relies primarily on the clarinet, bass clarinet or alto saxophone for the melody, the acoustic bass for the chords, and Michael Vatcher’s wide variety of percussion instruments for textural variation.

"Jewels and Binoculars is a surprising, effective tribute to the music of Bob Dylan, imbued with a lyrical sensibility but spiked with an array of hard-edged corners...A trio finding power in the interpretation of simple forms with thoroughly unsaccharine sweetness. The openness here never comes the easy way-three consummate stylists serving up sincerity with rough-hewn, hard fought rigor. Without qualification, this is a classic of a new century."
— Charles Walker, Sudden Thoughts   www.lindseyhorner.com

Drum kit donated by
CANOPUS DRUMS, Japan

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