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ART ON THE WALLS

Paintings by RICK MULLIN

All art is for sale. Please inquire

Thursday
Sep 21
6:00PM  PO' JAZZ
Golda Solomon, host

Joseph Lennon, poet;  Saco Yasuma, sax;  Ila Cantor, guitar
The original medicine woman of spoken word and jazz, with friends. This month's program is the 3rd Annual Manhattan Magazine/ Manhattan College ReadFeast.

Faculty including: Joseph Lennon

Musicians: Saco Yasuma, sax & Ila Cantor, guitar

Admission 15$ , Students with ID and Seniors 10$
 Cover $15 (includes one house drink)

8:30PM  KEITH GANZ/STEVE CARDENAS
Keith Ganz, guitar;  Steve Cardenas, guitar;  Sean Smith, bass;  Vito Lesczak , drums
Keith Ganz/Steve Cardenas image
You may have heard Steve Cardenas (Charlie Haden, Paul Motian) and Keith Ganz together before with vocalist Kate McGarry where each demonstrated an uncanny ability to extend rather than obscure the other's contributions. Here the guitarists will be the focus, exploring originals and standards with a quartet.

“Keith Ganz is hands down one of my favorite guitar players on the planet.”
– The Hook, Charlottesville, VA Weekly Arts Paper www.keithganz
 Cover $8   www.myspace.com/keithganz www.stevecardenasmusic.com

Friday
Sep 22
6:00PM  PINK PONY POETRY
Jackie Sheeler


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

Tonight's feature is Helen Gregory.

Helen is a performance poet and academic, which means that she not only lives in an ivory tower, but can describe it using vivid imagery and interesting metaphors. She's in town for three weeks researching and performing poetry before flying back home to England to spend the next six months typing it all up.
 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)   http://www.poetz.com

9:00PM & 10:30PM 
HILL GREENE
& THE JAZZ EXPRESSIONS

Hillard (HILL) Greene, bass;  Aaron Graves, piano;  T.K. Blue, saxophones & flute;  Dwayne , drums
<br>Hill Greene <br>& The Jazz Expressions image
The Jazz Expressions (TJE) Jimmy Scott’s swinging back-up quartet and Hilliard (HILL) Greene Solo bass

With legendary singer Jimmy Scott’s blessing, The Jazz Expressions (TJE), his swinging hard-bop back-up quartet, will perform excerpts from their new instrumental CD, “On The Road”.

1st set Hill Greene solo bass performance
2nd set ,b>The Jazz Expressions

Hilliard Greene has been acclaimed for composing and performing solo contrabass music since 1984 throughout North and South America, Europe, and Asia. He is currently musical director for jazz vocalist Jimmy Scott and his supporting group, The Jazz Expressions. Formally bassist and Concert Master for Cecil Taylor.

“…Greene can keep the listener interested – very interested – for upwards of an hour, all by himself. His new album, “Alone,” is a riveting hour plus of material, mostly originals, that stand up well as melodic compositions played with passionate dedication. There is a wide range of styles and forms, and there is no risk of boredom among the eight tunes.”
-Steve Greenlee, Boston Globe

“Besides the exciting moving music, there is the amazement of the man’s technique. He is a real virtuoso. Hearing this album, we can all say we could just never have imagined the bass as a solo instrument that is wholly absorbing...”
- James Forte, Wildflower Publishers

The Jazz Expressions

“It would be hard to find more committed or more brilliant musicians. With T.K. Blue on saxophone and flute, Aaron Graves on piano, Dwayne Broadnax on drums and Hilliard Greene on bass, this quartet deserves wider recognition and a place on the Jazz at Lincoln Center series roster. Their improvisations and progressive unions are flawless.”
- John Hoglund, Bagstage

“The Jazz Expressions are as sensual and tight as a leather glove.”
Marc O’Sullivan, Hot Press
 Cover $10

Saturday
Sep 23
6:00PM  POETICALLY INCORRECT - THE AMERICAN-CARIBBEAN WRITERS
Johnny "Chance" Acevedo, host



 Cover $8 (includes one house drink)
9:00PM & 10:30PM  JOHN MCNEIL'S INSOMNIA BAND
John McNeil, trumpet;  Michael Bates, bass;  J.C. Sanford, trombone;  Adam Kolker, tenor saxophone & clarinet;  Mike Sarin, drums
John McNeil's Insomnia Band image
Much of the Insomnia music is free, but held together with ensemble writing and thematic unity. john McNeil gets the most out of the instrumentation of trumpet, tenor sax, trombone, bass and drums, and his writing continually finds new color combinations and surprising twists and turns. The real key to Insomnia's success, however, is that the band members have an overall compositional sense and a willingness to harness their own creativity to further the ends of the ensemble. Finding people willing to check their egos at the door can be difficult, but bands like Insomnia prove it can be done.

McNeil renders anthem style choruses amid vocal-like phrasings to complement a robust tone, awash with razor sharp lines.
-- jazzreview.com
 Cover $10   www.mcneiljazz.com

Sunday
Sep 24
6:00PM  BOOK LAUNCH
Wesley Brown will introduce Mervyn Taylor

Mervyn Taylor
poems from "Gone Away" (newly released by Junction Press). Special guest Nicholas Johnson.
 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)
8:30PM  SUNDAY DUOS:
ANGELICA SANCHEZ/TONY MALABY

Angelica Sanchez, piano;  Tony Malaby, saxophones
SUNDAY DUOs: <br>Angelica Sanchez/Tony Malaby image
Malaby & Sanchez now rate as the most intriguing music-making couple since Paul and Carla Bley.
- JazzTimes/ Bill Milkowski   www.angelicasanchez.com www.tonymalaby.com
Monday
Sep 25
6:00PM  WRITERS READ
Gene Albertelli & Teresa Giordano, hosts

John Brehm J. Mae Barizo Lesley Dormen Leslie Findlen
Three poets and one writer of fiction.
 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)
8:30PM  21 CENTURY SCHIZOID MUSIC PRESENTS RATZO B. HARRIS
Kirk Nurock, piano;  Rob Thomas, violin;  Jack Walrath, trumpet;  Bruce Arnold, guitar;  Tony Moreno, percussion;  Ratzo Harris, six-string bass
21 Century Schizoid Music presents Ratzo B. Harris image
Ratzo B. Harris leads a group of some of the finest musical minds and talents of today. One set will focus on a jazz- based repertoire steeped in a tradition of strophic song-forms and blues. The other set will present through-composed and aleatoric works by Mr. Harris.

A one-time Thelonious Monk Competition Semi-finalist, National Endowment for the Arts recipient, and contributing columnist for Bass Player magazine, Ratzo B. Haris has worked with some of the greatest musicians of our time. Kenny Werner, Judi Silvano, Joey Lovano, Jon Hendricks, Ted Curson, Judy Niemack, Charles Lloyd, John Handy, Betty Carter, Les Paul, Joanne Brackeen, Joe Henderson, Jim Pepper and Betty Buckley are just a few of the artists who have repeatedly called on his services for concerts, tours and collaborations. His compositions have been used for dance, television, film and videos. Vocalist Tom Buckner, trombonists Bob Brookmeyer and Ed Neumeister, and guitarists Bruce Arnold and Royce Campbell are some of the artists who have recorded his music.
 Cover $10   www.ratzobharris.com

Tuesday
Sep 26
6:00PM  GRAD POETS SERIES
Alissa Heyman & Sylvia Lee, hosts

Holly Clark , Sarah Lawrence College;  John Ebersole , Columbia University;  Lani Scozzari , Sarah Lawrence College
Our popular series featuring poets from local graduate writing programs returns with new hosts.
 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)
8:30PM  BILL STEVENS QUINTET
Bill Stevens, trumpet;  Charlie Gushee, saxophone;  Elliot Honig, piano;  Colin Campbell, bass;  Eric Peters, drums
  http://www.billstevensmusic.com
Wednesday Sep 27 6:00PM  POETRY
Belowsky Angelo Verga
Spoken word from a transplanted Brit and the edgy lyrics of our own in-house poet, the theme of New York City may well be addressed.
 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)
8:30PM  SOUL OF THE BLUES
Jon Sobel, host

Beaucoup Blue Matt Iselin Melissa Mulligan
Soul of the Blues image

This month's Soul of the Blues features Beaucoup Blue and Matt Iselin. SOUL OF THE BLUES, NYC's premiere *inexpensive* live blues and soul music series, happens the fourth Wednesday of every month at Cornelia Street Cafe.

for more information on the artists, please visit:

Beaucoup Blue

Matt Iselin

Melissa Mulligan


 Cover $10   www.souloftheblues.com

Thursday
Sep 28
6:00PM  SNAPPY FICTION!
Karen Heuler, host


Quick tales about false legs, false hopes, nasty food, and love without a clue. Karen Heuler hosts a reading of stories fast enough and short enough to keep your synapses flaring. Featuring fiction by Jennifer Dziura, John Gorman, Margot Landau, and Jennifer Sears.
 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)
8:30PM  GNU VOX: BRENDA EARLE AND SETH FRUITERMAN
David Devoe, curator

Brenda Earle , Piano and Vocals;  Seth Fruiterman, Vocals;  Jesse Lewis, Guitar;  Dan Loomis, Bass;  Jared Schonig, Drums
GNU VOX: Brenda Earle and Seth Fruiterman image
Vocalist/pianist/composer Brenda Earle is quickly being recognized as one of the most unique voices in jazz. Originally from Canada, she has toured extensively across the US, Canada and New Zealand performing original music inspired by jazz, pop and Brazilian sources. Her new CD "Happening" has received wide critical acclaim and international airplay.
"...the first to stand out was pianist-singer Brenda Earle, whose talent gracefully bridges jazz and pop." -the Washington Post

Seth is a performing artist who uses his voice to create soundscapes and to tell stories. His clear, unaffected tone quality, his three and a half octave range, and his creative skills as an improviser make him a powerful force in music. He has performed at many of New York's finest clubs, including Birdland, the Jazz Standard and the Oak Room, and has appeared with the likes of Peter Eldridge, Kate McGarry,Lauren Kinhan, Joel Frahm, Jack Donahue, Tim Lefebvre and Ben Wittman.
 Cover $10   www.brendaearle.com www.sethfruiterman.com

Drum kit donated by
CANOPUS DRUMS, Japan

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Many spoken words events are free
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