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Collage by DAVID LAVINE

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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

Thursday
Sep 28
6:00PM  FIVE LIVE: AN EVENING OF ENGAGING PROSE
Paul Beckman Karen Moulding Peg Alford Pursell Thaddeus Rutkowski Laurie Stone
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Join us for a night of readings featuring Paul Beckman, Karen Moulding, Peg Alford Pursell, Thaddeus Rutkowski, and Laurie Stone -- an array of talents, forms and styles, not to be missed!

8:01PM  JIM BLACK TRIO
Elias Stemeseder, piano;  Desmond White, bass;  Jim Black , drums
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After 12 years of leading his singer-less-songwriting-post-rock-improv band AlasNoAxis, Jim black goes in the absolute opposite musical direction by forming a new piano trio featuring one of the most in demand NY musicians, Desomnd White on bass, and the young Austrian pianist to watch out for, Elias Stemeseder.

Friday
Sep 29
6:00PM  SPUYTEN DUYVIL PRESENTS: POETS IN PERFORMANCE
Richard Blevins Janet Hamill Karen Corinne Herceg t thilleman Jeffrey Cyphers Wright Anton Yakovlev Michael Lewis Smith
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Richard Blevins, Janet Hamill, Karen Corinne Herceg, t thilleman, Jeffrey Cyphers Wright reading from their latest work with Anton Yakovlev as Moderator

With Musical Accompaniment from Michael Lewis Smith plus Q&A Panel

8:30PM  AUBREY JOHNSON GROUP
Aubrey Johnson, voice, comp.;  Matt Sheens, piano, comp.;  Michael Sachs, alto sax, bass clarinet;  Alex Goodman, guitar;  Matt Aronoff, bass;  Jeremy Noller, drums
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Aubrey Johnson is a vocalist and composer whose style is rooted in jazz, Brazilian, and creative contemporary music, with and without words. Since arriving in New York in 2011 she has been performing her original music and arrangements with her sextet, as well as doing considerable work as a side person in the jazz and classical scenes, and teaching at Queens College and Montclair State University. She is currently working on her debut album, which will be released on Greg Osby's Inner Circle Music label in May 2018. Aubrey has been called a "formidable vocalist" and "adept improviser" by the Boston Globe and Downbeat magazine describes her voice as "ethereal" and "hauntingly intimate".

  aubreyjohnsonmusic.com

10:00PM  LISANNE TREMBLAY “ECDYSES”
Lisanne Tremblay, violin, comp.;  Liberty Ellman, guitar;  Carlo De Rosa, bass;  Vinnie Sperrazza, drums
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Lisanne Tremblay's latest project “Ecdyses” explores the ongoing processes of self-transformation through a journey that travels organically from various world music inspirations to free collective improvisations. Her new ensemble pushes the boundaries of instrumental roles and navigates through a renewed sonic world of intricate textures to express shared human experiences such as vulnerability and strength. The New York- based violinist and composer has shared the stage with outstanding artists such as Greg Osby, Liberty Ellman, Stephan Crump, John Hébert, Gerald Cleaver, and E.J. Strickland, and her distinctive approach captured the attention of many through her debut album “Violinization,” which was released in 2015 on Greg Osby’s “Inner Circle Music” label. “A gifted improviser with a highly unconventional yet utterly arresting melodic gift, Lisanne puts the full expressive powers of the violin on display and makes a compelling case for the instrument's broader inclusion in modern jazz.” Seton Hawkins, Hot House Jazz Magazine

  lisannetremblay.com

Saturday
Sep 30
6:00PM  LOVE.SEX.DEATH. A CABARET
Written and performed by Sarah Chalfy

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Acclaimed singer and actress Sarah Chalfy performs her solo cabaret act, spanning two centuries and three languages, singing songs that explore the three most common subjects in all art: Love, Sex, and Death.

Sarah Chalfy is a musical denizen of cabarets, clubs, concert halls, cathedrals, and theaters throughout NY, the US, and Europe. Her repertoire spans the medieval through heavy metal, five languages and countless genres. She has been noted by the NY Times for her "appealing..dramatic bent and command of tone color", and her "clear tone, agility, and abundant spirit". She has performed with the likes of Paul Gemignani, Mark Morris, Richard Foreman, and Werner Herzog. She continues her exploration of the relationship between music and words with every performance she gives. Upcoming projects include a solo theatrical/cabaret show of early Italian arias, in the character of the Renaissance painter Artemisia Gentileschi, and the release of her recently-recorded cabaret album.

  sarahchalfy.com facebook.com/sarahchalfy

8:35PM  MARIO PAVONE, VERTICAL SEXTET
Mario Pavone, bass, comp.;  Dave Ballou, trumpet;  Tony Malaby, tenor, soprano sax;  Oscar Noriega, clarinet, bass clarinet;  Peter McEachern, trombone;  Michael Sarin , drums

The group will play new music in support of its acclaimed new release on Clean Feed records.

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Sunday
Oct 01
6:00PM  ENTERTAINING SCIENCE: ASTROBIOLOGY, ACCORDIONOLOGY
Roald Hoffman, Dave Soldier, hosts

Caleb Scharf, astrobiologist, author;  The Yorkvillians
Entertaining Science: ASTROBIOLOGY, ACCORDIONOLOGY image

Einstein once said that the most incomprehensible thing about the cosmos is that it's comprehensible. He didn't go far enough, the truly incomprehensible thing is that the universe can be comprehended by itself! Somehow this big, crazy universe has built structures out of itself capable of self-awareness, and capable of turning around and examining the universe in turn - the ultimate bootstrap. Piecing together how this happened is one of the 'big questions' facing science. Join astrobiologist and author Caleb Scharf in examining some of the evidence so far, from cosmic webs and dark matter, to trillions of planets, Earth's apparent unusualness, and new ways of thinking about the phenomenon we call life.

Joining in this exploration of life in the universe is the exciting new musical group The Yorkvillians. From the term for residents of the Yorkville neighborhood on the UES of Manhattan - this instrumental combo led by composer-bassist Dan Cooper and composer-accordionist William Schimmel makes its Cornelia St. Café debut. With Michiyo Suzuki - clarinet, and Max Maples - drum set. Original compositions, including Cooper’s ‘El Planeta Rojo’ and ‘Moon Almost Alive,’ reflect upon the evening’s theme.

8:35PM  DJANGO AT CORNELIA STREET, DAN LEVINSON
Koran Agan, host

Dan Levinson, clarinet;  Koran Agan, guitar;  Josh Kaye, guitar;  Danny Weller, bass

Cornelia Street Cafe, with it's Django at Cornelia Street series, celebrates the music of Django Reinhardt by featuring some of the finest gypsy jazz bands and other musicians influenced by the legendary gypsy guitarist. Featured this month will be New York's own Dan Levinson. Joined by the host Koran Agan, Dan Levinson will perform repertoire of Django Reinhardt's compositions as well as some some standards favored by Django.

Equally at home as both leader and sideman, Dan Levinson’s roster of musical associates includes such names as Mel Tormé, Wynton Marsalis and Dick Hyman. Originally from Los Angeles, Dan has been based in New York since 1983, although his busy schedule often takes him across the continent and around the world. He has performed in Brazil with filmmaker Woody Allen’s band, as well as in Japan, Iceland, Latvia, and eighteen European countries. From 1990 to 2002 Dan toured with singer/guitarist Leon Redbone. Since 1993 he has been a member of Vince Giordano’s Nighthawks, with whom he has appeared at Carnegie Hall, on Late Night with Conan O’Brien, and on Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion radio program.

  http://www.danlevinson.com

DJANGO AT CORNELIA STREET, Dan Levinson image
Monday
Oct 02
6:00PM  MONOLOGUES & MADNESS
Tulis McCall, host

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Original Monologues. No slamming, no judges, just great material, excellent actors and YOU. Come See These Amazing Daredevils Perform Without a Net!!!

8:30PM  AMRAM & CO
David Amram, piano, french horn, flutes, composition & surprises;  Kevin Twigg, drums, glockenspiel;  Rene Hart, bass;  Elliot Peper, bongos
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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.

  www.davidamram.com

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