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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
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
(includes one house drink)
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
--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
nobody better than this guy"
- Les Paul
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
"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
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