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ART ON THE WALLS

Paintings by RICK MULLIN

All art is for sale. Please inquire

Saturday
Sep 04
6:00PM  SAM REIDER AND THE LOST BOYS
Sam Reider, piano,accordian,vocals;  Armand Hirsch, guitar;  Jake Goldbas, drums;  Jeff Picker, bass;  Eddie Barbash , alto saxophone
Sam Reider And The Lost Boys image
“He's got rhythm. And for someone his age, plenty of soul, too.” Jesse Hamlin, SF Chronicle

San Francisco-native Sam Reider is a jazz pianist and singer (and most recently, accordionist). Currently in his final year at Columbia University, Sam's work is greatly influenced by American folk music. In May 2008, Reider was interviewed on Marian McPartland’s legendary NPR show, Piano Jazz. The program, which has showcased artists from Ray Charles, to Oscar Peterson, to Norah Jones, aired in December 2008. Reider’s piano trio also released its first album in 2008 entitled “Without Strings.” Uptown Trio, which acclaimed jazz critic Doug Ramsey cites as “impressive in its ability to achieve abstraction without sacrificing continuity and form” has now completed two tours of the west coast and performed at numerous venues and jazz festivals around the country. His new project, Sam Reider and the Lost Boys was founded September 09 and since then has performed frequently in New York City and recorded an EP. The music is an eclectic mix of original material that explores the boundaries between Jazz, Folk, and Pop styles. Reider brings his talents for composition and lyricism together with an amazing band that includes voice, piano, bass, drums, guitar, accordion, and horns. Sam will be celebrating the release of their new EP, "Goodbye July" (2010).
 Cover $8   www.samreidermusic.com

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

Reservations Recommended
 Cover $15   www.tonymalaby.com

10:30PM  TONY MALABY'S NOVELA
Tony Malaby, tenor saxophone;  Ralph Alessi, trumpet;  Michael Attias, alto saxophone;  Ben Gerstein, trombone;  Joachim Badenhorst, clarinet;  Andrew Hadro, baritone sax;  Dan Peck, tuba;  Kris Davis, piano;  John Hollenbeck, drums;  Tom Rainey, drums
Tony Malaby's Novela image
Later that night, Tony Malaby presented his new group, Novela, with improvised or notated music as conducted by the pianist Kris Davis. In its collapsing of structure and intuition it had roots in some older experimental jazz — Roscoe Mitchell, Butch Morris — but it was still strong and strange, properly bewildering. Ben Ratliff, NY Times

Reservations Recommended
 Cover $15   www.tonymalaby.com

Sunday
Sep 05
8:30PM  TONY MALABY'S NOVELA
Tony Malaby, tenor saxophone;  Ralph Alessi, trumpet;  Michael Attias, alto saxophone;  Ben Gerstein, trombone;  Joachim Badenhorst, clarinet;  Andrew Hadro, baritone sax;  Dan Peck, tuba;  Kris Davis, piano;  Tom Rainey, drums
Tony Malaby's Novela image
Later that night, Tony Malaby presented his new group, Novela, with improvised or notated music as conducted by the pianist Kris Davis. In its collapsing of structure and intuition it had roots in some older experimental jazz — Roscoe Mitchell, Butch Morris — but it was still strong and strange, properly bewildering. Ben Ratliff,NY Times
 Cover $10   www.tonymalaby.com
10:00PM  TONY MALABY'S PALOMA RECIO
Tony Malaby, tenor saxophone;  Ben Monder, guitar;  Eivind Opsvik, bass;  Nasheet Waits, drums
TONY MALABY'S PALOMA RECIO  image
New music dedicated to an angel flying over the Iberian Peninsula by a quartet of omni-directionally improvising masters of ecstatic lyrical elasticity.
 Cover $10   www.tonymalaby.com
Monday
Sep 06
8:30PM  AMRAM AND COMPANY
David Amram, piano, french horn, flutes, composition & surprises;  Kevin Twigg, drums, glockenspiel;  John de Witt, bass;  Adam Amram, percussion;  Joe Pacheco, poet
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.
 Cover $10   http://www.davidamram.com
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Tuesday
Sep 07
8:30PM  DEATHBLOW
Amanda Monaco, guitar;  Michaël Attias, alto, baritone saxophones;  Sean Conly, bass;  Satoshi Takeishi , drums
A group that doesn't have anything to do with its name, Deathblow is a jazz and improvisational music quartet that combines free-bop sensibilities with through-composed pieces equal parts textural, adventurous, and whimsical. Deathblow performs a mix of Monaco's original compositions and modern twists on classic and obscure jazz repertoire. Their latest CD, I Think I’ll Keep You, was released by LateSet Records.

“Amanda Monaco's compositions take some time to absorb; consider them to be a multi-course gourmet meal for a jazz fan's ears, rather than the all-too-common bland, empty calorie fast food that attempts to pass for creative improvised music.” All Music Guide

Photo by Scott Friedlander
 Cover $10   http://www.amandamonaco.com http://www.twostools.com

Deathblow image
10:00PM  RYAN BLOTNICK TRIO + SAM BARSH
Ryan Blotnick, guitar;  Sam Barsh, piano, keyboards;  Perry Wortman, bass;  Aaron McLendon, drums
Ryan Blotnick Trio + Sam Barsh image
Guitarist Ryan Blotnick has been called "a vital contemporary voice"by Time Out New York, "an authentic, compelling player" by CadenceMagazine, and has garnered praise from guitarists John Abercrombie,Steve Cardenas and Ben Monder. Tuesday's concert will feature some of his oldest musical cohorts playing his newest and grooviest compositions to date. When Ryan was sixteen he left Maine to attend William Paterson's jazz program and was lucky to enough to be in afreshman class with Aaron McLendon and Sam Barsh. He recalls when McLendon broke his arm and had to relearn drums with only his lefthand and play a one-armed Dialogue Day concert. Afterwards legendary pianist Harold Mabern exclamed "that drummer swings so hard I would hire him with one arm!" Meanwhile Barsh (then Bar-Sheshet) was shedding constantly in his room, which had become sort of a hang outspot. He would be running scales with the sound turned off while simultaneously holding conversation, inventing his own slang, and cracking everybody up. While Blotnick's music can often be on the introspective side, we can expect a particularlyhigh-energy set from this new group featuring the "pianist with the gift of groove" Nate Chinen, New York Times and a dynamite rhythm section.

Sam Barsh has been based in New York City since 2001, but has traveled all over the world sharing his music and the music of others. His own group, the Sam Barsh Band, performs his funky blend of jazz, r&b and slick ambient grooves. The band has 2 albums, 2008's "I Forgot WhatYou Taught Me" and 2007's "Live." From 2003 through 2006, Barsh was a member of the renowned Avishai Cohen Trio. With Cohen, Barsh recorded 3 albums and a live DVD, performed at many of the world's biggest jazz festivals and received much international acclaim. Barsh has had the good fortune to perform with a diverse group of artists throughout his career, including Avishai Cohen, Cassandra Wilson, Jeff Parker, Boyz II Men, Bobby McFerrin, The Brand New Heavies, Robin Eubanks, Debbie Friedman, Branford Marsalis, Lonnie Plaxico, Christophe Schweizer, Dave Samuels (of Spyro Gyra), Ku'umba Frank Lacy, Rez Abbasi, Kenny Wollessen, Nguyen Le, and Ben Monder.
 Cover $10   www.ryanblotnick.com/sound.html www.ryanblotnick.com

Wednesday Sep 08
6:00PM  THE GEORGE WALLACE POETRY EXPLOSION
Host Russ Green

Mike Jurcovic Meghan Blalock Moira Smith
The George Wallace Poetry Explosion image
George Wallace returns to host his monthly Wednesday evening series at Cornelia Street Café, with co-host Russ Green. This month’s featured readers include Mike Jurcovic, Meghan Blalock and Moira Smith. Sign up for open mic!
8:30PM  ROGERIO SOUZA
Rogerio Souza, 7 string guitar;  Billy Newman, guitar;  Joao Hermeto, pandeiro;  Kiko de Acordeon, accordion
Rogerio Souza, one of the leading exponents of Choro and Samba music from Rio de Janeiro will give a performance of original compositions and famous Brazilian Instrumental Standards. He will be accompanied by some of the finest musicians from Rio and Billy Newman Guitarist/Composer from NYC.

Rogerio's guitar playing and composing is informed by a language and aesthetic rarely heard in New York City. His swing and virtuosity has contributed to the groups of Paulinho de Viola, Epoca de Ouro, No em Pinga de Agua and Ivan Lins amongst others.
 Cover $15 (includes one house drink)   http://www.myspace.com/rogeriosouzaviolao

Rogerio Souza image
Thursday
Sep 09
6:00PM  WRITERS READ
Gene Albertelli, host

Gene Albertelli Michelle Herrera Mulligan Mark O'Donnell Sheila Welch

 Cover $7 (includes one house drink)
8:30PM  JEFF DAVIS BAND
Jeff Davis, drums, compositions;  Kirk Knuffke, trumpet;  Oscar Noriega, alto sax, clarinet;  Jon Goldberger, guitar;  Eivind Opsvik, bass
Jeff Davis Band image
Jeff Davis is known as the “propulsive force" behind a host New York mainstays, including bassist Michael Bates, multireedist Oscar Noriega, pianists Jesse Stacken and Landon Knoblock. On his debut album, We Sleep Outside, Jeff Davis showcases his command of a deeply focused and distinctly improvisational style. Davis guides his band just to the edge of chaos while at the same time exercising focus and restraint. Davis’ band has been working together since 2006, and features some of New York’s great improvisers, including Oscar Noriega, Kirk Knuffke, Jon Goldberger, and Eivind Opsvik. Together, the group blurs the line between composition and improvisation, with equal focus on collective improvisation and the individual soloist. It is just this approach that results in a sound both minimalist in construction and intensely complex in approach.

The New York Times Jazz Listings by Nate ChinenJEFF DAVIS BAND “We Sleep Outside” (Loyal Label) is the restlessly episodic debut by Jeff Davis, a drummer of broad experience in left-of-center jazz circles.
 Cover $10 (includes one house drink)   www.jeffdavisdrums.com www.myspace.com/jeffspacedavis

Friday
Sep 10
6:00PM  SON OF PONY
Jackie Sheeler, host


The Friday night legendary open mic poetry series.

Arrive before 6 pm to sign up.

Elizabeth Harrington book launch

9:00PM & 10:30PM  THE CLAUDIA QUINTET
Chris Speed , clarinet, tenor saxophone;  Matt Moran , vibraphone;  Ted Reichman, accordian;  Drew Gress, acoustic bass ;  John Hollenbeck, drums;  Special Guest - Matt Mitchell, piano
THE CLAUDIA QUINTET image
This brilliant New York band led by drummer and composer John Hollenbeck - a leader of a new generation of musicians who have brought together many disparate threads of contemporary music to create a new sound - recasts jazz in shimmering new shapes inflected by classical minimalism, new music, progressive rock and post-rock.

The Claudia Quintet embraces the textural freedom of electronic sounds and improvisation, the structural ambition of contemporary classical music, and most importantly, the joy of bodacious grooves and unapologetically gorgeous melodies. For this ensemble, Hollenbeck has assembled a group of the foremost innovators in this new sound to create a powerhouse band. The quintet’s one-of-a-kind “jazz and beyond” sound, with massive emotional depth, comes organically from the uncanny interplay of its virtuosos: Drew Gress (John Surman, Uri Caine, Ravi Coltrane), Matt Moran (Slavic Soul Party, Mat Maneri, Theo Bleckmann), Ted Reichman (Anthony Braxton, Marc Ribot, Paul Simon), and Chris Speed (Human Feel, Bloodcount, AlasNoAxis), accompanied by guest pianist Gary Versace, best known for his work with John Scofield, John Abercrombie and Maria Schneider. Their beautifully seductive work features propulsive grooves, catchy melodies and improvisation that is nothing short of telepathic.

"This is a true ensemble from top to bottom, a sonic equivalent to a hand-woven tapestry...Impressive.” DownBeat

more info: www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0j0PxAw1kk
 Cover $15   www.JOHNHOLLENBECK.COM www.myspace.com/theclaudiaquintet

Saturday
Sep 11
6:00PM  ITALIAN-AMERICAN WRITERS ASSOCIATION
Maria Lisella, Gil Fagiani, hosts


Italian American Writers Association, featured readers are: TBA, plus open mic, 5 minute limit.   http://www.iawa.net
9:00PM & 10:30PM  THE CLAUDIA QUINTET
Chris Speed, clarinet,tenor saxophone;  Matt Moran, vibraphone;  Ted Reichman, accordion ;  Drew Gress , acoustic bass ;  John Hollenbeck, drums;  Special Guest - Matt Mitchell, piano
THE CLAUDIA QUINTET image
This brilliant New York band led by drummer and composer John Hollenbeck - a leader of a new generation of musicians who have brought together many disparate threads of contemporary music to create a new sound - recasts jazz in shimmering new shapes inflected by classical minimalism, new music, progressive rock and post-rock.

The Claudia Quintet embraces the textural freedom of electronic sounds and improvisation, the structural ambition of contemporary classical music, and most importantly, the joy of bodacious grooves and unapologetically gorgeous melodies. For this ensemble, Hollenbeck has assembled a group of the foremost innovators in this new sound to create a powerhouse band. The quintet’s one-of-a-kind “jazz and beyond” sound, with massive emotional depth, comes organically from the uncanny interplay of its virtuosos: Drew Gress (John Surman, Uri Caine, Ravi Coltrane), Matt Moran (Slavic Soul Party, Mat Maneri, Theo Bleckmann), Ted Reichman (Anthony Braxton, Marc Ribot, Paul Simon), and Chris Speed (Human Feel, Bloodcount, AlasNoAxis), accompanied by guest pianist Gary Versace, best known for his work with John Scofield, John Abercrombie and Maria Schneider. Their beautifully seductive work features propulsive grooves, catchy melodies and improvisation that is nothing short of telepathic.

"This is a true ensemble from top to bottom, a sonic equivalent to a hand-woven tapestry...Impressive.” DownBeat

more info: www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0j0PxAw1kk
 Cover $15   www.JOHNHOLLENBECK.COM www.myspace.com/theclaudiaquintet

Drum kit donated by
CANOPUS DRUMS, Japan

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