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ART ON THE WALLS

Tuesday
Sep 25
6:00PM  GRADUATE POETS SERIES
Alissa Fleck and Peter Longofono, hosts

Sarah Stetson, Queens College;  Johnny Chinnici, New School;  Sophia Starmack, Sarah Lawrence;  Christine Reilly, Sarah Lawrence;  Joshua Daniel Edwin, Columbia

On the fourth Tuesday of every month, new hosts Alissa Fleck and Peter Longofono showcase a group of promising poets selected from New York City MFA programs. Each month's readers are carefully chosen to strike a balance between experimental and traditional form; exploratory and interior character; and declarative and intuitive voice. The series functions as a dialogue between programs, a welcoming venue for developing talent, and a means for new alumni to establish their connections and craft beyond the MFA. Come hear NYC's next poetic generation in a uniquely generative peer environment!

$8.00 includes a drink

8:30PM  CONTINUOUS BREAK - THE LEIF ARNTZEN BAND
Leif Arntzen, trumpet;  Ryan Blotnick, guitar;  Landon Knoblock, piano;  Michael Bates, bass;  Jeff Davis, drums
Continuous Break - The Leif Arntzen Band image
The Leif Arntzen Band is pleased to announce the pre-release of their new record “Continuous Break” (Gwendoline). The record features recordings from the band’s Cornelia Street NYC studio sessions, and the band will be re-visiting the compositions live at the Cornelia Street Cafe NYC.

$10 cover plus $10 minimum

  http://www.leifarntzen.com

Wednesday Sep 26 8:30PM  BILLY DRUMMOND’S FREEDOM OF IDEAS
Billy Drummond, drums;  Dezron Douglas, bass;  Don Vega, piano;  Marcus Strickland, saxophones
Critically acclaimed Billy Drummond, a powerful and highly musical drummer, has been heralded as “one of the hippest bandleaders now at work” (Downbeat), whose thrilling capacity to spur on each soloist has earned him a reputation as one of the most exciting drummers in the world. He has recorded over 300 CDs as a sideman, six as a co-leader and three as a band leader, including his cult hit Dubai, which won the Number 1 spot on the New York Times best releases of the year.

"Fertile, exciting music, textural changes and charged improvisations"-- New York Times

$10 cover plus $10 minimum

  http://www.billydrummonddrums.com/

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Thursday
Sep 27
6:00PM  "LET'S TALK DIRTY"
Taffy Jaffe, host

Carl Kissin Gordon Gilbert Michele Carlo Juliet Wayne Tulis McCall

WHO DOESN'T LIKE A GOOD DIRTY STORY? Well, maybe Mitt Romney. Oh, and the medicare maven Paul Ryan

$15 includes your first drink

8:30PM  TOM CHANG QUARTET
Tom Chang, guitar & compositions;  Jason Rigby, tenor saxophone;  Sam Trapchak, bass;  Jeff Davis, drums
Tom Chang Quartet image
NY Jazz Guitarist Tom Chang has performed and or recorded with Greg Osby, Joey Calderazzo, Rich Perry, as well as pop icons the Supremes, Luther Vandross and Southern Indian Percussion Master Subash Chandran.

This newly formed quartet will be presenting new material from each member.

$10 cover (plus $10 minimum)

  www.myspace.com/tomchangmusic

Friday
Sep 28
6:00PM  FRIENDS OF PHIL MILLER : READING HIS & OTHER POEMS
Patricia Brody & Nancy Eldredge


Please bring your memories and poems to celebrate our beloved poet and friend, Philip Miller, the gravel- voiced poet, teacher, critic, publisher of The Same and author of the collection, The Ghost of Every Day-- whose passing left such a big hole in our hearts.

Participants may choose to read one of his/her own poems inspired, published or appreciated by Phil, along with one of Phil's poems.

$ 8 includes a drink

9:00PM & 10:30PM  MARC MOMMAAS: LANDMARC: THE GUITAR PROJECT
Marc Mommaas, tenor sax, compositions;  Nate Radley, guitar;  Vic Juris, guitar;  Tony Moreno, drums
MARC MOMMAAS: LANDMARC: the guitar project image
Marc Mommaas (SunnySide Recording Artist) and Tony Moreno toured and recorded together with the internationaly acclaimed group 'Global Motion' for the last 15 years. In 2007 Mommaas started an additional group based on the studies done with Tony Moreno and invited Guitarists Nate Radley and Vic Juris to the project. This became the sound of Landmarc, a group consisting of Tenor Saxophone, Drums and Two Guitars resulting in a SunnySide records release named LANDMARC which received high praise by the press in the US and abroad. The band just came back from an extensive and very successful tour in Europe, be ready for a great experience!

"Landmarc is a Breakout recording for Mommaas and Radley."--Thomas Conrad, All About Jazz NYC Paper (2010)

$10 cover plus $10 minimum

  http://www.mommaas.com

Saturday
Sep 29
6:00PM  DEBORAH LATZ TRIO SERIES
Deborah Latz, vox;  Jon Davis, piano;  John Hart, guitar
Deborah Latz Trio Series image

Deborah Latz, vocalist and songwriter most recently played in Beijing, China at CD Blues Cafe and was invited to sing in duo with Beijing’s celebrated jazz pianist, Liang He Ping. In Paris, Latz has played with France’s jazz piano luminary, Alain Jean-Marie at Cafe Universel, Le Neuf Jazz Club, Sept Lezards and Atelier de la Main d’Or . On her 2011 West Coast tour she headlined in Seattle, Portland and Eureka, CA and in 2010 she played to packed houses in Kansas City at Jardine’s Jazz Club. In NYC Deborah has performed at The Kitano, 55 Bar, Tomi Jazz, and Sweet Rhythm among others, and is a regular at Somethin’ Jazz Club & Cornelia Street Cafe. Her acclaimed debut CD, Toward Love features Jimmy Wormworth on drums. [“Her voice rings with a fetching richness… I’m bewitched.” (AllAboutJazz.com)] Latz’ sophomore disc, Lifeline features guest artist, Joel Frahm on tenor sax. [“...few are in Deborah Latz’s league... Lifeline is a gem....” (L.A. Jazz Scene)] In Autumn 2012 Deborah’s third album, Fig Tree will be released featuring Jon Davis, piano; John Hart, guitars; Ray Parker, bass; Willard Dyson, drums and special guests: Peter Apfelbaum, saxes, flutes, percussion and Abdoulaye Diabate, guest voice on Latz’ original She Was.

$10.00 cover plus $10.00 minmum

9:00PM  MARIO PAVONE
Mike Dirubbo, alto sax;  Pete Robbins, alto sax;  Mario Pavone, bass;  Tyshawn Sorey, drums
Cornelia Street Cafe is proud to present an evening of recent projects and debuts that are tied together by the presence, skill and joy of the collaboration between Mario Pavone and Tyshawn Sorey. The night will feature four distinct ensembles with Pavone and Sorey anchoring each rhythm section.

$15 cover plus $10 minimum

  http://www.mariopavone.com

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10:30PM  MARIO PAVONE'S QUARTET AXIS
Michael Musillami, guitar;  Craig Hartley, piano;  Mario Pavone, bass;  Tyshawn Sorey, drums
Cornelia Street Cafe is proud to present an evening of recent projects and debuts that are tied together by the presence, skill and joy of the collaboration between Mario Pavone and Tyshawn Sorey. The night will feature four distinct ensembles with Pavone and Sorey anchoring each rhythm section.

$15 cover plus $10 minimum

  http://www.mariopavone.com

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Sunday
Sep 30
6:00PM  BENNINGTON WRITERS SERIES - NONFICTION
V. Hansmann, host

Benjamin Anastas, featured reader;  Walter Robinson, 6/14;  Erica Hunt, 1/12;  Ruth Crocker, 1/11
Benjamin Anastas is the author of two novels, An Underachiever’s Diary, and The Faithful Narrative of a Pastor’s Disappearance, which was named among the year’s Notable Books by The New York Times. His novella, Versace Enthroned with Saints Margaret, Jerome, Alex, and the Angel Donatella, appeared in The Yale Review and received the magazine’s Smart Family Foundation Prize for fiction. His reviews, essays and fiction have appeared in a number of publications including Bookforum, The New York Times Magazine, The Paris Review, Men’s Vogue, and GQ. Anastas is a core faculty member at the Bennington Writing Seminars. His memoir, Too Good To Be True, will be published in the fall of 2012.

$ 8 includes a drink

8:30PM  ERI YAMAMOTO/YVES LÉVEILLÉ QUARTET
Eri Yamamoto, piano, keyboard;  Yves Léveillé, piano, keyboard;  David Ambrosio, bass;  Ikuo Takeuchi,, drums
This special quartet makes its world premiere at Cornelia Street Café on September 30 and will feature compositions by both Yamamoto and Léveillé, some written newly for the occasion.

“Another fresh and intriguing musical statement from one of the busiest and most original jazz composers and improvisers on the scene today."--The Epoch Times

"Montreal pianist and composer Yves Léveillé has emerged as a passionate and intelligent creator of new music." -- New York City Jazz Record

$10 cover plus $10 minimum

  http://www.eriyamamoto.com http://www.yvesleveille.ca

Eri Yamamoto/Yves Léveillé Quartet image
Monday
Oct 01
6:00PM  BOOK LAUNCH FOR LOUIS PHILLIPS
Jack Estes, publisher & host

Lou Phillips, poet & raconteur
MUST I WEEP FOR THE DANCING BEAR, AND OTHER STORIES

$ 8 includes a drink

8:30PM  AMRAM & CO
David Amram, piano, french horn, flutes, composition & surprises;  Kevin Twigg, drums, glockenspiel;  John de Witt, bass;  Adam Amram, percussion
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.

$10 cover (plus $10 minimum)

  http://www.davidamram.com

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Tuesday
Oct 02
6:00PM  SOMNILOQUIES: A MEMOIR OF SLEEPWALKING
Kathleen Frazier
Somniloquies: A Memoir Of Sleepwalking image

Somniloquies: a memoir of sleepwalking is part coming of age/part detective story, a quest in which Kathleen Frazier seeks to untangle twenty years of chronic somnambulism: the origins at adolescence when her brother first attempted suicide (a sort of nighttime mirroring of his waking pain), her own near-death experiences while sleepwalking, and failed efforts to abate her malady with booze. It is a love story to her Irish American family of the 1960s – ‘70s, a longing to balm their wounds from generations of alcoholism, mental illness and fretful nights. Ultimately, it is a story of recovery, romance and redemption. In 1990, at the age of thirty, Kathleen met her husband days after the terrible sleepwalking accident that brought her to her knees. One night at a time, Mark showed her the link between comfort, trust and peaceful slumber. Read her “2 Minute Memoir” in Psychology Today: http://www.psychologytoday.com/articles/201204/two-minute-memoir-creature-the-night.

$8.00 includes a drink

  www.kathleenfrazier.com

8:30PM  THE HILLFILLIES
Jennifer Sirey, guitar, voice;  Michelle Segre, guitar, voice;  Jennifer Coates, fiddle
The Hillfillies image
The Hillfillies are an acoustic folk trio, part American regional in sound, part Anglo psych fairy folk, fully NYC contemporary. These three women sing and play, incorporating haunting, lyrical vibrations from both fiddle and slide guitar, and the occasional mandolin and uke. Expressing in original compositions, with lilting but melancholic harmonies, everything from perky despair to transcendental cosmic optimism.

$10 cover plus $10 minimum

Drum kit donated by
CANOPUS DRUMS, Japan

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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