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ART ON THE WALLS

Paintings by ROBERT COVELMAN

All art is for sale. Please inquire

Wednesday Feb 23 6:00PM  PERFORMANCE, SONG, POETRY, PROSE, ETC
Serita Eaton



 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)
8:30PM  SOUL OF THE BLUES
Jon Sobel, host

Little Toby Walker The Hot Button All-Stars
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This special edition of Soul of the Blues features Little Toby Walker, The Hot Button All-Stars.

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.


 Cover $5   littletobywalker.com jonsobel.com

Thursday
Feb 24
6:00PM  REDSHIFT
Max Evjen, host


Redshift Productions presents Happy Hour at the Event Horizon: An evening of science-based improvisational comedy. Following the show guest scientist Mordecai Mark Mac-Low, Associate Curator of the Department of Astrophysics at the American Museum of Natural History, will be conducting a science discussion salon about his work on the Origins of Stars, Planets, and Galaxies.
 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)   http://www.redshiftproductions.org
8:30PM  PETER BRAININ AND 'BIX/BRAIN'
Peter Brainin, tenor & soprano saxophone, flute;  David Bixler, alto saxophone;  Anthony Pinciotti, drums;  Bill Moring, bass
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’bix/brain’ : we explore the compositional,improvisational,and sonic possibilities of our piano-less quartet ....

"A Gil Evans lushness asserts itself on the new "No Saints No Sinners",making elliptical themes like "Elis"seem that much more genteel.The solos,especially Brainin’s romps,realize the difference between harshness and emotional candor,unquestionably a sign of maturity."
- Jim Macnie, Village Voice

Peter Brainin
Born in the Bronx,tenor and soprano saxophonist Peter Brainin has distinguished himself over the past 15 years as a member of many important bands,and also as a composer and leader of his own
 Cover $10

Friday
Feb 25
6:00PM  PINK PONY WEST
Jackie Sheeler, host


open mic series with featured reader Brian Boyles. Arrive before 6 pm to sign up.
 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)   http://www.poetz.com
8:30PM  GLOBAL MOTION
Marc Mommaas, tenor saxophone;  Nikolaj Hess, piano;  Eivind Opsvik, bass guitar, acoustic guitar;  Tony Moreno, drums
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After a succesful European tour in the winter of 2004 Dutch tenor saxophonist Marc Mommaas is back in town with his international group 'Global Motion'. He will be performing in his homebase; the Cornelia street Cafe in NYC. The band also includes Co-leader Nikolaj Hess from Denmark on piano, Tony Moreno (NYC) on drums and percussion, and Eivind Opsvik from Norway on Acoustic Bass. The music consists of all original material written by Marc Mommaas.

"Tenor saxophonist Marc Mommaas's Sunnyside debut, Global Motion, marks the extension of the Jazz saxophone into the 21st century"...Eugene Holley

"..the music has its own nearly classical beauty"...-Chris Kelsey -Jazztimes
 Cover $8   www.mommaas.com

Saturday
Feb 26
6:00PM  SPOKEN WORD WITH A CARIBBEAN BEAT


 Cover $8 (includes one house drink)
8:30PM  MIKANIC - KATHLEEN TAGG
Michael Rennie, violin, vocals;  Nick Turner, guitar, vocals;  and special performance by Katheleen Tagg, piano
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Katheleen Tagg is a South African pianist with a wide range of interests and influences. Primarily a classical pianist, she has since moving to New York in 2001 performed in venues such as Merkin Concert Hall, Steinway Hall and the Goethe Institute. She made her New York Carnegie Hall solo debut in November 2004, and performed again in recital in the same venue in December. The upcoming season also includes a recital in Carnegie Hall in March 2005. Her New York solo recital debut in Carnegie Hall’s recital venue was hailed by New York critics: “This is a superbly turned-out artist, a performer broaching scant detour between conception and delivery, and a musician of such grand endowment, that I can only add a complimentary hey-ho…” (New York Concert Review) Apart from classical work, she also recently turned to the field of electronics to enhance her live improvisations. She also collaborates with a wide range of artists in fields ranging from musical theatre to electronic music to performers of musical instruments that are found only in sub-Saharan Africa.

Mikanic

"As a two piece they are the African Simon & Garfunkel" - Cape Times 04/10/03

"...a soulful simplicity that is addictive" - Mail & Guardian 02/28/03

"Africa with a new dress" - One World online CD store

Two South Africans - Michael Rennie (violin&vocals) and Nick Turner (ac.guitar&vocals) - form the core of this band. Both musicians have risen to the top of the South African scene playing for a variety of different bands and artists over the last seven years. Forming part of Sons of Trout, one of the country's best live acts to rock the late nineties till now, they have headlined every major music festival South Africa has to offer and toured extensively releasing four albums. In 2003 the two formed Mikanic and in 2004 released "Swimming with the Women" to great critical acclaim and popular success.

Based now in New York City, Mike and Nick have found a new voice and completely original sound with Mikanic. About to release their second album and going into studio at "Sunset" Studio in Cape Town to track their third record, "mikanic" are eager to permanently preserve the energy that surrounds the music. They are on their way to tour London, South Africa, Toronto and then Japan in the first half of 2005 with a vision to share their blend of Africa-groove and "urbana-mikanic" sound. They have been joined at their Madiba Cafe residency by Tony Cedras, Vusi Mahlasela and have played many of the great NYC venues. Traditional African sounds and melodies blended with groove, jazz and R&B. Lyrically powerful, relevant and humorous, this is hip world music at its best.

  www.mikanic.com

Sunday
Feb 27
6:00PM  3 POETS READ RECENT WORK
Angelo Verga, host

Anne Marie Macari Lynn Emanuel Martha Rhodes

 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)
8:30PM  JOHN FISCHER
John Fischer, piano & poems

Angelo Verga, poet;  Perry Robinson, clarinet;  Vincent Chancey, french horn;  Robert Zollman, percussion
Monday
Feb 28
6:00PM  POETRY/PROSE
Karen Gormandy, host

Meghan Adler Joel Hinman Katherine Lee Eugene Schlanger

 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)
8:30PM  21 CENTURY SCHIZOID MUSIC PRESENTS: NICK BROOKE
Nick Brooke
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Nick Brooke--new music for electronics, lipsynching, and gamelan.

Nick Brooke's unique mix of sampling and lipsynching has been called "giddily disorienting" and "deftly blended" (New York Times), and hailed as some of the "most exciting and innovative" recent work in musical theater (Meredith Monk).
February 28's program features new music for gamelan and electronics, as well as selections from Tone Test, premiered last summer at the Lincoln Center Festival.
 Cover $10   www.nbrooke.com
Tuesday
Mar 01
6:00PM  BUBBIE'S SOUP
Hosts Natalie Zaretsky & Miriam Stanley


A Celebration of Jewish heritage, traditions, culture, souls.

Poems on Jewish themes by Alan Harowitz, Roxanne Hoffman, Miriam Stanley, Ilya Kaminsky, Stan Barkan, Natalia Zaretsky (monitor), Marilyn Mohr, Madeline Artenberg. Open mike: if time allows (after the participants)
 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)
8:30PM  JONATHAN KREISBERG QUINTET
Jonathan Kreisberg, guitar;  Scott Wendholt, trumpet;  Arron Goldberg, keys;  Mark Ferber, drums;  TBA, bass
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"Guitarist Jonathan Kreisberg led a quintet at Cornelia Street. Armed with ridiculous chops and a singing, straightahead tone, Kreisberg tore through a batch of tremendous original jazz, matching wits with the other monster soloists on the bandstand. The writing was highly advanced yet accessible, and deeply in the pocket. He's truly one of New York's undiscovered treasures."
David Adler-All About Jazz
 Cover $10   www.jonathankreisberg.com
Wednesday Mar 02 6:00PM  FLASH FICTION
host: Carol Novack

Texas Boy Ben Cunningham Debbie Ann Ice
An evening of wits: Blue Satirists from Red States, Debbie Ann Ice and Texas Boy Ben Cunningham featured after an open mic from 6:00 pm to 6:45 pm (please sign up before 6pm). $6 admission includes a *free* drink.
 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)
8:30PM  TANYA KALMANOVITCH: MAJOR OVER MINOR & HUT FIVE
MAJOR OVER MINOR: Rob Thomas, violin;  Tanya Kalmanovitch, violin & viola;  Lindsey Horner, acoustic bass;  HUT FIVE: Tanya Kalmanovitch, violin & viola;  Pete McCann, guitar;  John Hebert, bass;  Owen Howard, drums
Tanya Kalmanovitch: Major over Minor & Hut Five image
A formidable classical performer, Kalmanovitch is fast developing a reputation in the international jazz and creative music community as an innovator on her primary instrument, the viola. She explores the viola’s dark, warm terrain, uncovering its rich, vocal qualities in the context of jazz and free improvisation. Unabashedly expressive and a fierce technician, Kalmanovitch’s breathtaking performances have garnered rave reviews in DownBeat, Coda, the Montreal Gazette, and the Irish Times.

On March 2, Kalmanovitch will be showcasing her range in two separate projects. At 8:30 PM she will be performing with Major Over Minor, a collaborative acoustic string trio with violinist Rob Thomas and bassist Lindsey Horner. In this performance, the trio will be improvising over Bela Bartok’s 44 Duos for Violin, exploring the unique harmonic and melodic soundscapes in the composer’s miniatures.

For the second set at 10:00 PM, Kalmanovitch will feature her electric quartet Hut Five. Joined by guitarist Pete McCann, bassist John Hebert, and drummer Owen Howard, she will perform original compositions blending her primary musical influences: contemporary jazz, 20th Century classical music, rock and free improvisation. Central to the group’s aesthetic is the idea of expressive contrasts. The original compositions span the poles of extended composition and free improvisation, and Kalmanovitch’s rich viola and sweet violin float over the astringent chromaticism and rhythmic complexity of her compositions. The group has released two records on Perspicacity.
 Cover $10   www.tanyakalmanovitch.com

Drum kit donated by
CANOPUS DRUMS, Japan

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