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Paintings by MARY GROSSMAN

All art is for sale. Please inquire

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
AYELET ROSE GOTTLIEB GROUP image
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
Wednesday Feb 02 6:00PM  FLASH FICTION
Carol Novack, host


Flash Fiction, Prose Poetry & Experimental Short Forms: Reading Series hosted by Carol Novack. This month's featured readers are Gwendolyn Joyce Mintz (writer & comedienne) and Randall Brown (writer & editor, Smokelong Quarterly) following open mic 6:00- 6:45 (first sign up, first stand up). $6.00 admission includes drink. Cover $6 (includes one house 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
Thursday
Feb 03
6:00PM  ARTISTS' SALON

Our monthly get-together for artists of all genres and generations, fellow travelers, hangers-on, supporters, etc. An opportunity to meet our gorgeous curators, bemoan (or celebrate) our outcast state, hoist a glass of quelque chose, and re-invent the world.

Tonight, informally, at a certain moment Canadian jazz violist and violinist Tanya Kalmanovitch together with bassist Lindsey Horner and guitarist Rob Thomas will preview a few minutes of their Bartok project (coming March 2nd). And Jed Distler and the Composers Collaborative who have a monthly series on the second Monday of every month will preview a couple of pieces from their ongoing Virgil Thompson project.

All welcome!
8:30PM  ALL ABOUTJAZZ-NEW YORK PRESENTS 1S & 2S: MUSIC FOR SOLO & DUO
Michael Marcus, saxophones;  Edgar Bateman, drums
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 1s & 2s: Music for Solo & Duo” at Cornelia Street Café on the first Thursday of every month.

MICHAEL MARCUS
The 50+ year-old Michael Marcus has been an active member of the New York jazz scene for over 20 years. Since releasing his debut recording, Under The Wire (Enja,1991), he has continued to be part of
 Cover $12   http://www.drimala.com/artists/marcus.htm

Friday
Feb 04
6:00PM  PINK PONY POETRY
Jackie Sheeler, host


Open mike. No feature this week. Instead a tribute to Mark Desmond. Arrive before 6pm to sign up.
 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)
8:30PM  NEW MUSIC/NEW JAZZ - AN EVENING WITH ELLIOTT SHARP & ANTHONY COLEMAN
Elliott Sharp, guitar;  Anthony Coleman, piano
New Music/New Jazz - An Evening with Elliott Sharp & Anthony Coleman image

New Music/New Jazz - An Evening With Elliott Sharp and Anthony Coleman

Two unique and visionary composer/performers present an evening of solos and duos encompassing their own works and the music of Thelonious Monk, Jelly Roll Morton, and more.

Elliott Sharp is known for the wide range of his work, always true to his own sonic vision and performing throughout the world: from blues with his band Terraplane and the legendary Hubert Sumlin, extreme rock with Carbon, chamber works with the Arditti Quartet, orchestral scores with the Ensmeble Modern, and improvisation with the likes of Jack DeJohnette, Bill Laswell, Arthur Blythe, Christian Marclay, and DJ Soulslinger. Sharp recently released a CD of solo acoustic guitar, "The Velocity Of Hue" to great critical acclaim and has just recorded a CD of Thelonious Monk compositions also on acoustic guitar. He will present works from both of these on this evening.

Anthony Coleman is a composer-keyboardist who has performed and recorded throughout the world, both with his own projects and with numerous other ensembles including the piano trio Sephardic Tinge, which has released 3 discs: Sephardic Tinge, Morenica, and Our Beautiful Garden Is Open and has performed at the Sarajevo Jazz Festival, North Sea Jazz Festival, Saalfelden Festival, and the Krakow and Vienna Jewish Culture Festivals. He has also performed extensively with ensembles of Marc Ribot, John Zorn, Glenn Branca. He has recently presented a concert of Jelly Roll Morton's compositions and will draw from those works ffor this evening.

Elliott Sharp reviews: "If much of his previous work has found beauty in extremes of intensity, he reverses course here, creating a cumulative intensity from extremes of beauty." Steve Smith - TIME OUT NYC

While Sharp's knowledge of global musics must inform his playing, the overall effect is of an intrinsically American, intrinsically blues, and specifically guitar derived, music. The playing is elegiac, lyrical and passionate, and uses several extended techniques of finger-tapping, harmonics and fretboard noise as well as a subtle sinuous acoustic feedback to extend notes at will. Few other players have managed to liberate the language of steel blues so completely Most of all, though, the music has an extraordinary saturated living colour, as the title track (and its title) Velocity Of Hue so succinctly suggest." Nick Southgate - THE WIRE


 Cover $12   elliottsharp.com

Saturday
Feb 05
6:00PM  ARAB-AMERICAN WRITERS AND FRIENDS
Ramzi Moufarez and Nada Taib, hosts


Ziryab Arab American Writers & Friends in celebration of Black History Month will be featuring: Rashidah Ismaili, Issa Mas, and John Acevedo, as always Tarik Benbrahim on Oud
 Cover $8 (includes one house drink)
8:30PM  SONGWRITER'S BEAT SHOWCASE PRESENTS: TUEY CONNELL, RACHEL LOSHAK
Tuey Connell, vocals, guitar, banjo;  Neal Miner, acoustic bass;  Joe Strasser, drums; 

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Rachel Loshak, vocals, bass;  Morgan Taylor, guitar

Songwriter's Beat Showcase Presents: Tuey Connell, Rachel Loshak image

Formerly a Banjo Phenom, TUEY CONNELL Combines Banjo, Guitar and His Natural Rich Voice to Create an Original Sound.

A Connecticut native reared in the jazz and rock clubs of Chicago, Tuey Connell draws upon the likes of Bill Withers, Johnny Hartman, Wes Montgomery and Bela Fleck – in addition to blues, swing and roots music – to create his unique, intoxicating sound. Connell is one of those rare, multi-faceted musicians like Chet Baker, Nat King Cole and Shirley Horn whose striking talent on an instrument is matched by their intuitive and intimate vocals. Not only does Connell sing sophisticated music, but he writes it, contributing three memorable songs to his 4th CD, Under the Influence (Minor Music).

Connell has to be the best-kept vocal/instrumentalist secret in the country. Connell is a new vocal force not to be denied. Nuvo, Indianapolis

The best young male jazz singer to emerge since Kurt Elling… Star Tribune, Minneapolis

One of a kind Connell delivers on promise. Chicago Tribune

The Tuey Trio will share this special night with NYC's supremo s/s and bassist, Rachel Loshak and her guitarist, Morgan Taylor.

"What makes singer/bassist, RACHEL LOSHAK's music and sound so unique is a sophisticated, orchestral approach to traditional pop music. Imagine a string quartet stripped of its native instruments and handed electric guitars and amplifiers. Melodic bass figures move like a boogied cello weaving with guitar, drums and piano beneath her pure and bell-toned voice. This forms an accessible foundation to the wide-eyed wonderment of her lyrics and beautifully haunting melodies which Loshak paints in broad strokes with a graceful sadness. Supporting her both onstage and on record are guitarist Jason Crigler (Linda Thompson, Marshall Crenshaw) and drummer Dan Reiser (Norah Jones, Marcy Playground). Rachel moved to New York City in the late Ninties from Suffolk, England and honed her songwriting craft with her unique 'bass and voice' style."
 Cover $8   tueyconnell.com www.rachelloshak.com

Sunday
Feb 06
6:00PM  ENTERTAINING SCIENCE -- ECO-OPERA-EVO
ROALD HOFFMANN, host


ECO-OPERA-EVO Does anyone need convincing that life is an opera? We mean real life, not yours. PHOEBE LEGERE ("...a name to conjure with ... She is an American original, she's fun, she's funny, she's smart. She's a beauty, almost like a Carole Lombard. But the main thing about her is SHE'S GOOD"-Studs Terkel, NPR) will use her latest invention, the Sneakers of Samothrace, to perform excerpts of her opera on the evolution of life, The Common Root of All Organisms. She is paired with MARK MOFFETT, an ecologist trained under E. O. Wilson. Mark, as close to Indiana Jones as they come, is one of the great nature photographers of our time. He will use his colorful images to discuss the common structural features of ecosystems.
Entertaining Science -- ECO-OPERA-EVO image
8:30PM  ELISE WOOD BRAZILIAN/JAZZ ENSEMBLE
Aloisio Aguiar, piano;  Leco Reis, bass;  Dottie Anita Taylor, flute, piccolo, piano;  Norman Hedman, percussion;  Elise Wood, flute, alto flute, piccolo
Elise Wood Brazilian/Jazz Ensemble 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 ensemble creates a lovely weave of colors, textures and heart-felt emotions.
 Cover $10
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