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Collage by DAVID LAVINE

All art is for sale. Please inquire

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

Friday
Sep 29
6:00PM  PINK PONY WEST
Jackie Sheeler, host

Collin Kelley , poetry feature
New York's most unpredictable open mic, arrive early to sign up, 3 minute limit.

Jackie's special guest tonight is Collin Kelley, a poet, playwright and journalist from Atlanta, Georgia. MetroMania Press has published a limited edition chapbook of Collin's work, Slow To Burn, which is available now. His debut collection of poetry, Better To Travel, was nominated for the Georgia Author of the Year Award, Kate Tufts Discovery Award and Lambda Literary Award.
 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)   http://www.poetz.com

9:00PM & 10:30PM  TONY MALABY'S PALOMA RECIO QUARTET
Tony Malaby, tenor saxophone;  Ben Monder, guitar;  Eivind Opsvik, bass;  Nasheet Waits, drums
Tony Malaby's Paloma Recio Quartet image
New music dedicated to an angel flying over the Iberian Peninsula by a quartet of omnidirectionally improvising masters of ecstatic lyrical elasticity.

The first in a series of Tony MalayQuartets in the fall

Oct.27 Mythos Quartet
Dec.1 Malaby Tuba Trio+Ben Gerstein
Dec.22 Angelica Sanchez Quqrtet
 Cover $10   www.tonymalaby.com

Saturday
Sep 30
9:00PM & 10:30PM  ANAT FORT TRIO
Anat Fort, piano, composer;  Gary Wang, bass;  Roland Schneider, drums
Anat Fort Trio image
“You’ll be hearing a lot more from Israeli-born pianist and composer Anat Fort shortly.  Her astonishing compositions and gift for band-leading recently caught the attention of ECM records – a disc is being readied for next year.  Here’s your chance to catch her on the way up."
– K. Leander Williams, Time Out New York
 Cover $10   www.anatfort.com
Drum kit donated by
CANOPUS DRUMS, Japan

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