$ 7 includes a drink
A soulful and harmonically savvy guitarist from New Orlean. --Nate Chinen, New York Times
$20 cover (includes a drink)
Joel Frahm, DownBeat Magazine’s Critics Poll as a Rising Star in the category of tenor saxophone. He has released three highly regarded albums on Palmetto, The Navigator, Don't Explain, and Sorry No Decaf. Having made a name for himself through his associations with singer Jane Monheit and boyhood friend, pianist Brad Mehldau, Frahm continues to hone his own voice. Joel has also worked with a vast array of musical peers and jazz legends including Maynard Ferguson, Betty Carter, Matt Wilson, Larry Goldings, Dewey Redman, Lee Konitz, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Andrew Hill, Ben Allison, Pat Martino, and Ingrid Jensen.
Joel and Deborah will perform in duo exploring jazz classics, world music and originals.
Deborah+1! continues June 30 with Ray Parker, acoustic bass
cover $10, (minimum $10)
His newly formed unit will perform original contemporary jazz compositions influenced by Southern Indian Carnatic concepts as well as contemporary classical music and contemporary jazz.
New Georges' original and irreverent artists whip out new pieces from the ol' trunk!
This installment of TRUNK SHOW celebrates New Georges turning 20th and features the work of affiliated artists and friends: LaShea Delaney and Pirronne Yousefzadeh, a playwright/director team who are part of New Georges' Jam - our group for awesome emerging theater makers - will present some perspectives on Condeleeza Rice. Mary Elizabeth Hamilton, a playwright who's also part of The Jam tests out some new material. One of our all time favorite actresses who played the Tooth Fairy in our production of GOD'S EAR, Judith Greentree, will entertain us silly with excerpts from WHAT DOES NOT KILL ME MAKES ME STRANGER. Our host will be the spirited Andrea Lepcio, a playwright and librettist who splits her time between New York and Maine!
New Georges, in business since 1992, is an award-winning nonprofit theater which produces ambitiously theatrical new plays downtown; and is a play and artist development organization, providing essential resources to a community of venturesome artists (who are women).
$15.00 cover (includes your first drink!)
"Jeff Williams has honed a sound that seamlessly blends a sinewy, propulsive rhythmic sense with a masterful appreciation of space and atmosphere. On Another Time, Williams leads a remarkable group through a series of original compositions that are prefect vehicles for the veteran drummer's singular approach, as well as the quartet's consistently inspired improvisations." --Matthew Miller, The New York City Jazz Record
$25 cover (includes a drink)
Actress Despina Sarafeidou has interpreted several roles from both the classical and contemporary repertoire in Greece and abroad. As an actress and assistant director she has worked with Lee Breuer and Roula Pateraki. Some of her work on film includes A Touch of Spice, Jaguar, and The Wedding List. She has collaborated with composers/musicians such as Ross Daly, Kyriakos Kalaitzidis, and Eve Beglarian in multicultural performances in Greece, the UK, and the United States. She has also translated theatre and has written plays and adaptations, produced in Greece and at La MaMa N.Y. With Kassandra she travelled to various theater festivals in Greece and Europe; she received the Leading Female Role Award in the Apollon 2011 International Theatre Festival.
Playwright Sergio Blanco was born in Uruguay. He studied theatre and classical literature, and has been acclaimed as an innovative director. Since 2000 he has turned to playwriting, producing works both rich and diverse. His plays have been translated and staged in Uruguay, France, Portugal, Italy, Argentina and elsewhere. He has been honoured with several Dramaturgy Awards. He gives lectures and workshops at theatres and universities throughout Latin America and Europe. He currently lives in Paris.
$20.00 includes a drink
Whenever some fool goes on about the death of jazz, play that misguided soul some music by Ben Allison. — LA TIMES
Jed Distler, host
Doors open at 5:45 PM
"Barred Music" Shakespeare's Fools Day
Readings by Paul Hecht and Roberta Maxwell. With composer/performer Demetrius Spaneas and pianist Jed Distler
ROBERTA MAXWELL: Broadway: Our Town, Equus, Othello, Henry V. Off-Broadway: CSC, The Public Theater, MTC. Regional: Hartford Stage, Long Wharf, Mark Taper Forum, The Old Globe, Guthrie Theater, Alley Theatre, Stratford Connecticut, Stratford Ontario. Film: Dead Man Walking, Brokeback Mountain, Popeye, Philadelphia, Last Night, Sudden Disclosure, Scar Tissue. TV: "Law & Order," "Another World," "Mourning Becomes Electra" (PBS), "Airwaves, (CBS Series), "What Makes A Family," Warehouse 13." Awards: Obie (Whistle in the Dark, Ashes), Drama Desk (Slag), Willager (Mary Stuart), Carbonell (Lettuce and Lovage).
PAUL HECHT has starred on Broadway opposite such actors as Rex Harrison and Maggie Smith, was a Tony nominee for Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead and received an OBIE for the title role in Pirandello's Henry IV. He has a long and varied career in film and television and has directed and appeared in many literary events in NYC, including at least a dozen at Cornelia Street. including last year's Shakespeare celebration and, in an inspired stroke of typecasting, God in Milton's Paradise Lost.
$20 music charge at the door, includes $10 drink/food credit
Ben Rattliff from The NY Times describes Sara as " cool all over, from concept to execution. She has a halting, careful, nearly affectless soprano that prowls a narrow pitch range in mostly wordless lines, perching naturally around the E above a piano’s middle C, then surprises you when it gradually swells in volume or suddenly jumps up an octave, without breaking stride".
Matos has been performing and recording with Sara Serpa, Greg Osby, Thomas Morgan, Noah Preminger, George Garzone, Mikado Lab and João Lencastre among many other artists.
¨Mr. Matos advances a pointedly contemporary air¨-- The New York Times
$10 includes a drink ( my god what a bargain! )
$10 includes a drink (my god what a bargain!)
SIGN UP 5:45/ 20+ READERS/3 Minutes.
Bring your favorite Yeats, Joyce, Whitman, Dickinson, Burns, Eliot,
Stevens, Williams, Ginsberg, poem, etc. etc.
$ 7 includes a drink
Edmund White has written over twenty books. He is perhaps best known for his biography of Frenchwriter Jean Genet, for which he won the National Book Critics Circle Award. Heis also the author of a trilogy of autobiographical novels: A Boy’s Own Story, The Beautiful Room is Empty, and The Farewell Symphony. His most recentnovel is Jack Holmes and His Friend.A member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, he teaches writing at Princeton and lives in New York City.
Susanna Moore's earliest three novels make up a Hawaiian trilogy --- the first book, My Old Sweetheart, published in 1983,won the PEN Hemingway Citation and the Prize for First Fiction from theAmerican Academy of Arts and Letters. She has written a memoir of her childhoodin Hawaii; a commonplace book about the sea; a novel, In the Cut, about a murder in NewYork; and a novel set in 19th-century India. Her last novel, The Big Girls, takes place in awomen's prison and is currently being adapted into a film for HBO. Ms. Moorewas awarded a prize for Literary Achievement by the American Academy of Artsand Letters in 1999. She has been teaching Creative Writing since 1988.
David McConnell is the author of the acclaimed novel, The Silver Hearted, 2010. Edmund White called it “a perfect work of art.” PatrickMcGrath hailed him as “the most intriguing, original and exotic writer I’vecome across in years.” His short fiction and journalism have appeared widely inmagazines and anthologies, including The Literary Review (UK), Granta and Prospect Magazine (UK). His novel The Firebrat came out in 2003. Hisnewest book (Akashic, March, 2013) will be ground-breaking non-fiction, a reappraisal and narratives of hate crimes to be called American Honor Killings, ecstasies of violence and crazed sexual dignity among young men. He’s also co-chair ofthe Lambda Literary Foundation. He lives in New York City.
$7 cover includes a house drink
$20 (includes a drink)
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