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ART ON THE WALLS

Paintings by NATHALIE SCHMIDT

All art is for sale. Please inquire

Tuesday
Jan 25
6:00PM  GPS: GRADUATE POETRY SERIES
Gina Myers, host


This month's readers are Jared White (Columbia Univ), Jackie Clark (City College), Daniel Feinberg (The New School), and Alli Shaloum (Sarah Lawrence College). With rising stars like these perhaps American poetry isn't as dark and cold as it seems, as the cosmos continuously expands toward entropy and dense blackness.
 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)
8:30PM  KAIKU
Paula Jaakkola Jaana Kantola Erja Vettenranta, vocals;  Rob Curto, accordion;  Chris Hoffman, cello;  Scott Kettner, percussion
KAIKU image
KAIKU
World music group with Finnish roots.

“Sweet soaring Finnish sounds” - Daily News

“I am amazed and delighted at their vocal artistry, musicianship, fine close harmony, and by their arrangements of traditional Finnish vocal music for performance” - Isaiah Sheffer, Symphony Space   www.kaikumusic.com
Wednesday Jan 26 6:00PM  SOULFUL WORDS
Serita Eaton, host


Serita Eaton presents writers, actors, singers, musicians and others, some of whom you may recognize from past lives upstairs . . .
 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)
8:30PM  SOUL OF THE BLUES
Jon Sobel, host

Whisperado Halley DeVestern Sixteen Tons Emily Zuzik

SOUL OF THE BLUES PRESENTS: A BENEFIT FOR DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS. This special edition of SOUL OF THE BLUES will feature a set by Whisperado (with special guest Halley DeVestern), Sixteen Tons and Emily Zuzik. Hosted by Jon Sobel
 Cover $5   http://whisperado.com
http://www.emilyzuzik.com

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Thursday
Jan 27
6:00PM  POETRY
Angelo Verga, host

Lorna Blake Gretl Claggett Vijay Seshadri

Lorna Blake's poems have appeared in Calyx, the Connecticut Review, Crab Orchard Review, The Hudson Review, The Formalist and many other journals, as well as in the anthology Ravishing DisUnities: Real Ghazals in English, edited by Agha Shahid Ali. She is currently the Senior Editor in Poetry at the journal Rattapallax.

Gretl Claggett holds a Bachelor of Arts in Language and Literature and a Master of Fine Arts in Theater. She graduated with her Master of Fine Arts in Poetry from Sarah Lawrence College in May 2004. After an acting career On- and Off-Broadway, then a stint as a video and film producer, she now works as an account executive at a marketing agency. Her poems have appeared in The Greensboro Review, The Atlanta Review, Lumina, BigCityLit, and are forthcoming in Rattapallax.

Vijay Seshadri is the author of Wild Kingdom and The Long Meadow which won the 2003 James Laughlin Award. His poems have appeared in The New Yorker, The Paris Review, and in Best American Poetry. He was born in India, currently teaches at Sarah Lawrence College, and lives in Brooklyn, New York.
 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)
8:30PM  STEVE LEHMAN QUINTET
Drew Gress, bass;  Tyshawn Sorey, drums;  Jonathan Finlayson, trumept;  Chris Dingman, vibraphone;  Steve Lehman, saxophones and electronics
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Called "one of the most exciting saxophone voices on the current scene" by the WIRE, Steve Lehman will premier several new compositions with his flagship ensemble, which includes many of the most innovative performers currently working in New York.
 Cover $8   www.stevelehman.com
Friday
Jan 28
6:00PM  PINK PONY WEST
Jackie Sheeler, host

Eve Packer, guest poet
Pink Pony Poetry: Jackie Sheeler's open mic poetry series with featured reader Eve Packer. Arrive before 6 pm to sign up.
 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)
8:30PM  ANAT FORT TRIO
Anat Fort, piano;  Ed Schuller, bass;  Take Toriyama, druns;  + Guest Perry Robinson, clarinet – and things...
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“You’ll be hearing a lot more from Israeli-born pianist and composer Anat Fort shortly.  Her astonishing compositions and gift for band-leading recently caught the attention of ECM records – a disc is being readied for next year.  Here’s your chance to catch her on the way up." – K. Leander Williams, Time Out New York
Saturday
Jan 29
6:00PM  NEW SHUL JAM
Amy Eichenwald, host


Members of Greenwich Village's New Shul community sing, dance, perform, and otherwise make merry Aimee Eiscenwald of The New Shul presents a Tu B'Shevat event, hosted by Melanie. for more info contact The New Shul 212.284.6773 $ 10 cover + one drink minimum.
 Cover $10   http://www.newshul.org
8:30PM  MIKIS THEODORAKIS - THEN AND NOW
Sypros Orfanos, host

Lina Orfanos, soprano;  Martin Neron, piano;  Kostos Psarros, bouzouki;  Spiros Exaras, guitar;  Steven Knoblauch, saxophone;  Valerie Ghent, voice, hand drum
Lina Orfanos sings the inspired melodies of Mikis Theodorakis, the composer who revolutionized Greek culture with the creation of the popular art song.
 Cover $20   http://linaorfanos.com
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Sunday
Jan 30
6:00PM  POETRY/PHOTO/SYNTHESIS
Ice, author/photographer/performer

 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)
8:30PM  ELISE WOOD BRAZILIAN ENSEMBLE POSTPONED UNTIL APRIL 10TH
Aloisio Aguiar, piano;  Leco Reis, bass;  Dotti Anita Taylor, flute, piccolo, piano;  Norman Hedman, percussion;  Elise Wood, flute, alto flute, piccolo
Elise Wood Brazilian Ensemble <font color=red>postponed until april 10th</font> image
Elise Wood, an established jazz  flautist known in the genre as "luminous, joyful and urgent" (Washington Post) steps forward to present a Brazilian and jazz repertoire.   With an ensemble comprised of members  who are exponents of these various influences,  the group creates a lovely weave of colors, textures and heart-felt emotions.
 Cover $10   www.hickswood.com
Monday
Jan 31
6:00PM  POETRY & A LITTLE LEG
Estha Weiner, host


Estha Weiner hosts 13 lyric ladies : LYRIC LADIES LIVE ! (Poems, Champagne, and A Little Leg...) Starring: The Rhymettes and The Meter Maids: Judith Baumel, Jeanne Marie Beaumont, Lee Briccetti, Claudia Carlson, Lois Hirshkowitz, Meg Kearney, Jan Heller Levi, Suzanne Noguere, Marie Ponsot, Anna Rabinowitz, Donna Reis, Karen Swenson, Estha Weiner, Sarah White.
 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)
8:30PM  AYELET ROSE GOTTLIEB GROUP
Aylet Rose Gottlieb, voice/compositions;  Avishai Cohen, trumpet;  Loren Stillman, saxophones;  Anat fort, piano;  Ed Schuler, bass;  Take Toriyama, drums
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Israeli-born vocalist/composer Ayelet Rose Gottlieb performs music from her acclaimed debut CD, Internal-External. Chosen by All About Jazz as the ³Best Debut CD of 2004,² the 25-year old¹s original compositions represent a range of musical approaches including free improvisations inspired by Gottlieb¹s explorations of color and sound to robust compositions infused with Middle Eastern sounds and erotic Biblical texts.
 Cover $10   www.ayeletrose.com
Tuesday
Feb 01
8:30PM  GIAN TORNATORE QUINTET
Gian Tornatore, saxophones;  Nate Radley, guitar;  Jon Anderson, fender rhodes;  Thompson Kneeland, bass;  Jordan Perlson, drums
"The development of jazz as an art form can be expressed in terms of study, technique, and application, but the real proof is whether the music moves the listener. Saxophonist Gian Tornatore exhibits these qualities in an impressive fashion with music that is poised, reflective, and of the present." -Mark F. Turner, All About Jazz
 Cover $5   http://www.giantornatore.com
Gian Tornatore quintet image
Drum kit donated by
CANOPUS DRUMS, Japan

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