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Photographs by Linda Zecchino

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Wednesday Sep 20
6:00PM  ANDRÉ CARVALHO GROUP
Oskar Stenmark, trumpet;  Shai Golan, saxophone;  Yago Vázquez, piano;  André Carvalho, double bass;  Rodrigo Recabarren, drums
André Carvalho Group image

With two releases under his name, the Portuguese bass player André Carvalho, has been intensely dedicated to composition since he first picked up the bass. He has a special vision in conjuring his own groups and he is currently preparing and composing for his first stateside release.

His first two albums, "Hajime" and "Memória de Amiba" show Carvalho's highly personal perspective in music featuring an original blend of contemporary jazz with elements from Portuguese music. Both projects got raving reviews from Portuguese and International media. André was awarded the prize "Carlos Paredes" in 2012, a prestigious prize that recognizes Portuguese music projects, as well as a "Best Group" recognition in the Bucharest International Jazz Competition.

For this concert, Carvalho will play a set of his most recent compositions.

  www.andrecarvalhobass.com/ www.facebook.com/carvalhobass/

8:01PM  SPECIAL EFFECTS
Dan Tepfer, keyboards, laptop, piano;  Ryan Keberle, trombone;  Jorge Roeder, bass
Special Effects image

An evening of solo improvised electro-acoustic music performed by three of NYC’s leading improvisors - Dan Tepfer (keyboards, laptop, and prepared piano), Jorge Roeder (acoustic and electric bass, FX), and Ryan Keberle (trombone, FX, laptop, keyboards). The three musicians bring to the event a jaw-dropping wealth of experience including regular performances with the bands of Lee Konitz, Gary Burton, Maria Schneider, and many more. For this event, however, their attention turns to the world of electronica bringing with them laptop sequences, loops, pedals, synthesizers, prepared piano, and even self-designed computer algorithms. Each set will feature the artists alternating improvised creations in a round robin setting culminating in a collectively improvised performance by the trio.

Thursday
Sep 21
6:00PM  VOICES OF POETRY
Neil Silberblatt, host

David J. Bauman Kim Berner Philip F. Clark Jennifer Franklin
Voices of Poetry image

Join us at this great cafe & literary landmark in the heart of Greenwich Village for an evening of great poetry!

8:01PM  SPECIAL EFFECTS
Dan Tepfer, keyboards, laptop, piano;  Ryan Keberle, trombone;  Jorge Roeder, bass
Special Effects image

An evening of solo improvised electro-acoustic music performed by three of NYC’s leading improvisors - Dan Tepfer (keyboards, laptop, and prepared piano), Jorge Roeder (acoustic and electric bass, FX), and Ryan Keberle (trombone, FX, laptop, keyboards). The three musicians bring to the event a jaw-dropping wealth of experience including regular performances with the bands of Lee Konitz, Gary Burton, Maria Schneider, and many more. For this event, however, their attention turns to the world of electronica bringing with them laptop sequences, loops, pedals, synthesizers, prepared piano, and even self-designed computer algorithms. Each set will feature the artists alternating improvised creations in a round robin setting culminating in a collectively improvised performance by the trio.

Friday
Sep 22
6:00PM  FROM WHITMAN TO GINSBERG: POEMS THAT CHALLENGE CONVENTIONAL WISDOM
Bernard Block, host

Erica Mapp Barbara Newsome Peter Blaxill Anthony Moscini
From Whitman to Ginsberg:  Poems that Challenge Conventional Wisdom image

The 18th Edition of this "politically engaged" Poetry Series--not polemics, not diatribes but Poetry "from the people, for the people," as Whitman stated.

8:35PM  GEORGE GARZONE TRIO
George Garzone, tenor sax;  John Lockwood, bass;  Francesco Mela, drums

Cornelia Street Cafe is proud to present a new trio lead by tenor sax icon George Garzone with a stellar lineup of Boston jazz greats.

Reservations highly recommended.

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Saturday
Sep 23
6:00PM  ZERO POINT FEAT. MANABU KITADA
Daniel Carter, reeds, trumpet, piano;  Marius Duboule, electric guitar;  Michael Bates, bass;  Deric Dickens, drums;  Manabu Kitada, clarinet, bass clarinet;  James Carney, piano
Zero Point feat. Manabu Kitada image

Zero Point is a collective quartet born in 2014 and whose first album “Thoughts Become Matter” was released in April 2017. Entirely improvised, this quartet's music sometimes gives an impression of a known melody or a sound mass, similar to what the spectral music can evoke. For this special occasion the band is inviting Japanese clarinetist Manabu Kitada, a spectacular new voice in creative music.

  zeropoint-music.com

8:35PM  GEORGE GARZONE FRINGE DUO
George Garzone, tenor sax;  Bob Gullotti, dance

George Garzone Fringe Duo image
Sunday
Sep 24
6:00PM  THE MANHATTAN REVIEW READING SERIES
Philip Fried Marc Kaminsky D. Nurkse
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This reading features the founding editor of The Manhattan Review, Philip Fried, and two distinguished contributors to the journal, Marc Kaminsky and D. Nurkse.

  www.philiphfried.com/ www.dnurkse.net

8:00PM  ELV TRIO
Elias Stemeseder, piano;  Jeonglim Yang, bass;  Vinnie Sperrazza, drums

Aspiring new piano trio formed to create 'straight ahead' jazz into their whimsical interpretation. the pianist Stemeseder currently plays with John Zorn, Greg Cohen Quintet, Philipp Dropper's Philim, Jim black's Malamute and many more.

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9:30PM  LIPPI/MINAIE/PILC
Jean-Michel Pilc, piano;  Sam Minaie, bass;  Jerad Lippi, drums
Lippi/Minaie/Pilc  image

Join Jerad Lippi, Sam Minaie, and Jean-Michel Pilc for a night of dynamic musical exploration and trio improvisation.

STREAMING LINK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZiMHOv4gpBA

Monday
Sep 25
6:00PM  BENNINGTON WRITERS - POETRY
V. Hansmann and Oona Patrick, co-hosts

Elaine Fletcher Chapman, featured reader;  Matthew Campbell Sue Petrie Christine Anderes
BENNINGTON WRITERS -  Poetry image

Please join tonight’s featured reader, Elaine Fletcher Chapman, and three amiable and talented poets – Matthew Campbell, Sue Petrie, and Christine Anderes.

Elaine Fletcher Chapman is the author of a book of poetry, Hunger for Salt, recently published by Saint Julian Press. She holds an MFA from The Bennington Writing Seminars, where she worked on staff for eighteen years. Chapman is a therapist in private practice. She founded The Writer’s Studio where she teaches poetry and nonfiction, provides editing services, and organizes readings and Crossing Over writing retreats on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. Her poems have been published in The Tishman Review, The EcoTheo Review, The Cortland Review, Connotation, The Sun, Calyx, Poet Lore, 5AM, Salamander, among others. Chapman was guest blogger on The Best American Poetry Blog and The Solstice Literary Magazine blog. Green River Press published her letterpress chapbook, Double Solitude.

  vleecker.com

8:30PM  ROD MACDONALD & MARK DANN
Rod MacDonald, guitar, harmonica, and vocals;  Mark Dann, bass and vocals
Rod MacDonald & Mark Dann image

Rod MacDonald & Mark Dann, who have co-produced 10 of MacDonald’s 11 cds, have been touring and recording together since the '70s, a partnership brilliantly captured on their 2017 dvd “Live in Germany.” MacDonald made his first recordings in 1979 for Cornelia Street: The Songwriters’ Exchange, and, as one of New Folk’s leading singer-songwriters of the 80s and 90s, co-founded the Greenwich Village Folk Festival. A songwriter whose personal and social songs have been recorded by numerous other artists, MacDonald’s cd Later That Night went to #3 on national Roots Music charts in 2015;mhe has been named one of "Ten Greatest South Florida Folksingers Of All Time” (New Times) and performs throughout N America and Europe.

“Rod MacDonald is a brilliant folk singer and composer. His melodic songs possess words that go straight into your heart and soul.” - The Press Of Atlantic City.

Tuesday
Sep 26
6:00PM  FOUR WAY BOOKS FALL 2017 LAUNCH READING
Vincent Guerra Panio Gianopoulos
Four Way Books Fall 2017 Launch Reading image

Join us for a reading by Four Way Books authors Panio Gianopoulos (How to Get into Our House and Where We Keep the Money), and Vincent Guerra (When Hollywood Comes to You). $10 gets you a drink and books will be available for sale.

  www.fourwaybooks.com www.facebook.com/fourwaybooks

8:00PM  FAQUINI & GONÇALVES
Ian Faquini, guitar;  Vitor Gonçalves, accordion piano
Faquini & Gonçalves image

Ian Faquini and Vitor Gonçalves are both Brazilian musicians residing in the United States. Their set will feature their renditions of standards as well as original music, which draws on the rich musical traditions of their Brazilian heritage. Guitarist Bernardo Ramos will join them as a special guest.

9:30PM  CRESSMAN & BONO
Natalie Cressman, voice, trombone;  Mike Bono, guitar
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Mike and Natalie, a collaborative duo formed in 2014, have a unique repertoire of vibrant and intricate originals which incorporate a variety of genres including contemporary jazz and indie rock.

"The resulting duo of Cressman and Bono is a wonder of good fortune for we who love the delicacy of Natalie's vocals and the determined virtuosity and elegant improvisation of Bono"-- Travis Rogers at Jazz Times

  Www.mikebonomusic.com Www.nataliecressman.com

Wednesday Sep 27
6:00PM  ANNIE CHEN QUARTET
Annie Chen, vocals, composition;  Marius Duboule, guitar;  Mathew Muntz, bass;  Deric Dickens, drums
Annie Chen Quartet image

Born in Beijing, China and now based in New York City, Annie Chen is a vocalist, composer and bandleader exploring original contemporary jazz music in today's New York jazz scene. Her original jazz compositions have many different types of music into a modern jazz setting, with influences from Chinese traditional, classical, gospel, middle-eastern, and even alternative rock music. It features extensive improvisation and strong arrangements to support Annie's beautiful compositions and her powerful voice.

  www.anniechenjazz.com/ www.facebook.com/anniechenjazz

8:01PM  OR BAREKET QUARTET, CD RELEASE: OB1
Nitai Hershkovits, guitar;  Keita Ogawa, percussion;  Or Bareket, bass;  John Hadfield, drums
Or Bareket quartet, CD Release: OB1 image

Born in Jerusalem and raised in Buenos-Aires and Tel-Aviv, Or Bareket is currently one of the most in-demand and versatile bassists on the NYC jazz scene.

Winner of the 1st prize at the International Society of Bassists' jazz competition in 2011, Or’s diverse heritage is clearly present in his playing. His approach to improvisation is informed by Mediterranean, South American, and North African folklores, all interpreted through his deep knowledge and appreciation of the American Jazz tradition

  orbareket.com

STREAMING LINK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mox_E3YMkbo

Drum kit donated by
CANOPUS DRUMS, Japan

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Cover is given where known
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There is always a one-drink minimum per set; times are door opening times