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ART ON THE WALLS

Paintings by ALAN M. BOLLE

All art is for sale. Please inquire

Sunday
Jan 02
6:00PM  EVERY SONG EVER WRITTEN
WILLIAM ZINSSER, piano;  ARNOLD ROTH, sax
Scientists take a break and Bill Zinsser and Arnie Roth fill our room with piano and sax; a theramin may appear also. Every song ever written, easy to remember, so hard to forget
Monday
Jan 03
8:30PM  AMRAM & CO: FROM CAIRO TO KEROUAC--CLASSICS OF JAZZ, WORLD MUSIC AND SPOKEN WORD
DAVID AMRAM, piano, French horn, flutes, percussion, voice;  JOHN VENTIMIGLIA, spoken word
We are delighted to follow David's marvelous two-day extravaganza last month by launching a DAVID AMRAM series on the first Monday of every month at 8:30. It will explore in his highly personable, generous and informal style the astonishing variety of David'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. His special guest on Monday January 3 will be the actor JOHN VENTIMIGLIA, known for his work in the Sopranos, but also a huge fan of Jack Kerouac, with whom David was closely associated in his Greenwich Village days and with whom he conducted the first-ever Jazz/Poetry readings ever given in NYC in 1957. JOHN VENTIMIGLIA has starred in many theatrical productions in New York City as well as in films, and created the crtically acclaimed role of JACK KEROUACK in JOYCE JOHNSON's play "Door Wide Open" in New York with Amram providing the music. He and Amram often perform together at festivals and concerts.
 Cover $10
Tuesday
Jan 04
6:00PM  NEW POEMS, NEW MEXICO
Veronica Golos Angelo Verga
Two of our favorite poets & peace activists have both spent time in the southwest recently (separately) and come back with a new work that speaks of love, land, and longing. Both will debut major new pieces.
8:30PM  FAY VICTOR ENSEMBLE
Fay Victor , voice;  Joel Newton, guitar;  Danny Zanker, bass;  Ted Poor, drums;  Featuring: Steve Swell, trombone
CD Presentation: Lazy Old Sun: Live/Life in the Lowlands

Vocalist Fay Victor ("A revelation" Jazztimes) celebrates the release of her latest CD "Lazy Old Sun". Described as "free poetic blues", expect material from every outpost of the musical landscape, which spawns renditions by a singer who redefines jazz singing as the art of interpretation through improvising.

"Highly developed, fresh and inspiring" -Mark Murphy

"Music of pure invention and craftsmanship" -C. Michael Bailey

"Originality, confidence and from-the-heart emotion" -Don Williamson    
 Cover $8   http://www.lazyoldsun.com http://www.fayvictor.com

Wednesday Jan 05 6:00PM  FLASH FICTION
Carol Novack, host

Susan Henderson Todd Zuniga
Flash Fiction, Prose Poetry & Experimental Short Forms: Reading Series hosted by Carol Novack. This month's featured readers are Susan Henderson (editor Night Train), and Todd Zuniga (editor, Opium), following open mic 6:00- 6:45 (first sign up, first stand up). $6.00 admission includes drink.
 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)
8:30PM  ALAS
Daniel Binelli, bandoneon;  Gustavo Moretto, piano;  Martin Moretto, guitars;  Alex Zuker, bass;  Chris Edelton, drums
This Sophisticated Argentine group captures the unique ambience of Buenos Aires by combining the most radical styles of tango, jazz, rock, Argentine folk and contemporary classical music.
"Alas' music is constructed from a canvas of a city that seems to change day after day and that also withholds forever certain secrets. Secrets like when you are awakened suddently with the sound of a Bandoneon or with the rhythm of pots and pans, o rwith the hammering of a Piano that dissolves itselfs in a=each subsequent measure" - LA NACION, NOV 2003, BUENOS AIRES
 Cover $10   http://www.alasmusic.com

STREAMING LINK: www.alasmusic.com/listen.html

Thursday
Jan 06
6:00PM  OUR MONTHLY INGATHERING OF THE EXILES

This is a monthly opportunity for artists associated with the cafe--from every genre and every generation, past, present, and future--to gather informally, schmooze, re-invent the world, and hoist a glass of quelque chose (the only kind of chose to hoist). Our glorious curators are present, you can buttonhole them to find out what's cooking, you can introduce yourself to other toilers in the vineyard, invent projects and discover collaborators. All are welcome.
Tonight Aviva Weintraub from the Jewish Museum will talk about the upcoming exhibit on, believe it or not, SALONS, and Jeremy Lawrence will give us a sneak preview of his one-man show TALKING TENNESSEE, about, Tennessee Williams, coming up on the 17th.
8:30PM  ALL ABOUTJAZZ-NEW YORK PRESENTS 1S & 2S: MUSIC FOR SOLO & DUO
Karl Berger, vibraphone;  John Lindberg, bass

Legendary vibraphonist KARL BERGER and longtime co-founder of the String Trio of New York bassist JOHN LINDBERG

AllAboutJazz-New York, the city’s number one resource for the most complete and in-depth information and coverage of what’s happening in the city each and every month, will be presenting a regular monthly series – “AllAboutJazz-New York Presents
 Cover $12   http://www.karlberger.com http://www.johnlindberg.com
Friday
Jan 07
6:00PM  PINK PONY WEST
Jackie Sheeler, host

Charles Cantalupo, guest poet
Jackie Sheeler's open mic poetry series with featured reader Charles Cantalupo. Arrive before 6 pm to sign up.
 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)
8:30PM  RECORD RELEASE PARTY: JIM SEELEY/ARTURO O'FARRILL QUINTET
Jm Seeley, trumpet & flugelhorn;  Arturo O'Farrill, piano;  Jed Levy, sax;  Andy Gonzalez, bass;  Phoenix Rivera, drums
Record release party: Jim Seeley/Arturo O'Farrill Quintet  image
Fields of wheat, wheat and more wheat, sometimes corn and, periodically, cows. This is what the average New Yorker thinks Kansas is and has, in total. How quaint, how provincial - the New Yorker that is. For lo and behold, the hinterlands often yield a different hometown product, one that is by all accounts a rarer commodity, and certainly,   www.zohomusic.com
Saturday
Jan 08
6:00PM  OPEN MIC + FEATURED READER JOEL ALLEGRETTI
Gil Fagiani, Maria Lisella, Jean Dickey, hosts


IAWA Italian American Writers Association, open mic + featured reader Joel Allegretti
 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)
8:30PM  PETE ZIMMER QUINTET
Michael Rodriguez, trumpet;  Joel Frahm, tenor sax;  Toru Dodo, piano;  David Wong, bass;  Pete Zimmer, drums
Pete Zimmer Quintet image
The Pete Zimmer Quintet is celebrating the release of their debut CD Common Man.  Their CD has received much critical acclaimed and was called “one of the best CDs of 2004” by Paul Olsen (allaboutjazz.com).  Common Man celebrates jazz music for the jazz enthusiast as well as the ‘common person.’  All is invited to listen, hang, and enjoy!
 Cover $10   www.petezimmer.com
Drum kit donated by
CANOPUS DRUMS, Japan

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Many spoken words events are free
There is always a one-drink minimum per set; times are door opening times