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.
(includes one house drink)
AYELET ROSE GOTTLIEB GROUP
Aylet Rose Gottlieb, voice/compositions;
Avishai Cohen, trumpet;
Loren Stillman, saxophones;
Anat fort, piano;
Ed Schuler, bass;
Take Toriyama, drums
Israeli-born vocalist/composer Ayelet Rose Gottlieb performs music from
acclaimed debut CD, Internal-External. Chosen by All About Jazz as the
Debut CD of 2004,² the 25-year old¹s original compositions represent a
of musical approaches including free improvisations inspired by
explorations of color and sound to robust compositions infused with
Eastern sounds and erotic Biblical texts.
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
technique, and application, but the real proof is whether the music
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
Wednesday Feb 02
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)
(includes one house drink)
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
"Alas' music is constructed from a canvas of a city that seems to
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
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 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
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
PINK PONY POETRY
Jackie Sheeler, host
Open mike. No feature this week. Instead a tribute to Mark Desmond. Arrive before 6pm to sign up.
(includes one house drink)
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 and
Two unique and visionary composer/performers present an
solos and duos encompassing their own works and the music
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
with his band Terraplane and the legendary Hubert Sumlin,
rock with Carbon, chamber works with the Arditti Quartet,
scores with the Ensmeble Modern, and improvisation with the
Jack DeJohnette, Bill Laswell, Arthur Blythe, Christian Marclay,
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
guitar. He will present works from both of these on this evening.
Anthony Coleman is a composer-keyboardist who has
recorded throughout the world, both with his own projects and
numerous other ensembles including the piano trio Sephardic
which has released 3 discs: Sephardic Tinge, Morenica, and Our
Beautiful Garden Is Open and has performed at the Sarajevo
Festival, North Sea Jazz Festival, Saalfelden Festival, and the
Krakow and Vienna Jewish Culture Festivals. He has also
extensively with ensembles of Marc Ribot, John Zorn, Glenn
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
from extremes of beauty."
Steve Smith - TIME OUT NYC
While Sharp's knowledge of global musics must inform his
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
sinuous acoustic feedback to extend notes at will. Few other
have managed to liberate the language of steel blues so
Most of all, though, the music has an extraordinary saturated
colour, as the title track (and its title) Velocity Of Hue so
Nick Southgate - THE WIRE
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
(includes one house drink)
SONGWRITER'S BEAT SHOWCASE PRESENTS: TUEY CONNELL, RACHEL LOSHAK
Tuey Connell, vocals, guitar, banjo;
Neal Miner, acoustic bass;
Joe Strasser, drums;
Rachel Loshak, vocals, bass;
Morgan Taylor, guitar
Formerly a Banjo Phenom, TUEY CONNELL Combines
Banjo, Guitar and His Natural Rich Voice to Create an Original
A Connecticut native reared in the jazz and rock clubs of Chicago,
Connell draws upon the likes of Bill Withers, Johnny Hartman,
Montgomery and Bela Fleck – in addition to blues, swing and
roots music –
to create his unique, intoxicating sound. Connell is one of those
multi-faceted musicians like Chet Baker, Nat King Cole and
whose striking talent on an instrument is matched by their
intimate vocals. Not only does Connell sing sophisticated music,
contributing three memorable songs to his 4th CD, Under the
Connell has to be the best-kept vocal/instrumentalist secret in
country. Connell is a new vocal force not to be denied.
The best young male jazz singer to emerge since Kurt Elling…
Star Tribune, Minneapolis
One of a kind Connell delivers on promise.
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."
ENTERTAINING SCIENCE -- ECO-OPERA-EVO
ROALD HOFFMANN, host
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.
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, an established jazz flautist known in the genre as "luminous, joyful
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.
THE END OF THE INNOCENCE
Robert John Cook in a new one-man show created by Bob Corazza & Shellen Lubin, also with Robert Dee, Dave Edwards, Eric Nicolas, Ward Parker, Melissa Rodnon, and special guest Cynthia Enfield. With songs by Don Henley, Kenny Loggins, Robert Dee, Richard Thompson, and others.
Directed by Shellen Lubin
(includes one house drink)
AMRAM & CO
50 YEARS IN GREENWICH VILLAGE: 1955-2005 THE BEAT GOES ON
Tonight will include performances of music Amram wrote for Arthur Miller's AFTER THE FALL, which debuted at the old ANTA theater in the Village; jazz, folk, Native American music, Middle Eastern music (all part of the Village musical scene); also readings by Amram and guests from Amram's autobiographies, VIBRATIONS and OFFBEAT: collaborating with Kerouac; descriptions of his life in the Village and work on and off-Broadway, including his music for "Splendor in the Grass" shot in New York with Elia Kazan directing, and themes used in Amram's frequently performed symphonic compositions that started out being played in Village clubs, coffee houses and parks, like the Cafe.
THE NEW GENERATION OF AMRAM JAMMERS
ALANA AMRAM and ADIRA AMRAM will sing their songs and ADAM AMRAM will play percussion and harmonica with JOHN DE WITT, bass, and KEVIN TWIGG, drums.
"You could sit on a bar stool and look out of the windows to the snowy streets and see heavy people going by, David Amram bundled up..." Bob Dylan, Chronicles