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ART ON THE WALLS

Paintings by ALAN M. BOLLE

All art is for sale. Please inquire

Wednesday Mar 16 6:00PM  BILL ZINSSER

Bill Zinsser, the writing guru plays piano
8:30PM  THE SONGWRITER'S BEAT
valerie ghent

Andy Guthrie Ananda Larry May Asa Rydman
The Songwriter's Beat image
Now in its 5th year, The Songwriter's Beat is New York’s most popular acoustic songwriter’s series, where songwriters are encouraged to perform new material in a supportive and intimate atmosphere.

Curated / hosted by multiple ASCAP Pop Award winner Valerie Ghent, The Songwriter’s Beat features top up-and-coming songwriters. Each month four songwriters of varying musical styles perform original songs and are encouraged to try out their newest material and arrangements.

Founded in 2000 by Valerie Ghent, The Songwriter's Beat has presented over 185 phenomenal songwriters (hailing from all over the globe: from the US, UK, Australia, and Japan!) and keeps growing!

The Songwriter's Beat welcomes songwriters from around the world, so if you are planning your trip to New York, allow time for The Songwriter's Beat!
 Cover $5   songwritersbeat.com valghent.com

Thursday
Mar 17
6:00PM  PO'JAZZ
Golda Solomon, host

Robert DeGaetano, piano/composer;  Sandy Del Valle, poet;  Francine Lassandro, writer;  Ellen Goldsmith, poet;  Angelo Verga, poet;  Golda Solomon , host
Po'Jazz image
italian piano man + several poets including Angelo Verga and (as always) the Po'Jazz House Quintet
 Cover $15 (includes one house drink)
8:30PM  VAMPIRE SUIT & THE ZOO
VAMPIRE SUIT: Jay Vilnai, guitar;  Jeremy Powell, reeds;  Skye Steel, violin;  Mike Savino, bass;  Kevin Garcia, percussion; 
THE ZOO: Mike Savino
, bass; 
Sebastian Noelle, guitar;  Zac Colwel, flute & saxophoe;  K Ishibashi, violin;  Mathias Kunzli, John Hadfield, percussion
Vampire suit & The Zoo image
Vampire Suit creates a unique personal musical texture by drawing on musical traditions passed down through generations that takes you from the tribal dances of Northern Africa to the marshes of the Balkans to the cotton fields of the Delta. New traditional music for a generation that draws on so many traditions.
"If Bram Stoker's imaginary Transylvania had a jazz scene, the music would sound something like this."
-jazzreview.com

The Zoo
Double Bassist and Composer, Mike Savino pilots this sextet of wildly imaginative and energetic NYC musicians. The Zoo performs tightly knit original compositions which draw from a wide pool of global influence. Blending the sounds of samba with hindustani classical music, balkan grooves with african and middle eastern concepts, The Zoo maintains a firm footing in american grass roots music. Together they create a truly unified sound. Pan Universal Music.   www.vilnaismusic.com www.bassosavino.com

Friday
Mar 18
6:00PM  PINK PONY POETRY
Jackie Sheeler, host


Jackie Sheeler's open mic poetry series with featured reader Joel Allegretti. arrive before 6 pm to sign up. $6 admission includes a *free* drink.
 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)   http://www.poetz.com
8:30PM  ASYMMETRY QUARTET
Lucian Ban, piano;  Jorge Sylvester, alto saxophone;  Brad Jones, bass;  Derrek Phillips, drums
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The ASYMMETRY QUARTET  - represents a new quartet from the creative partnership of pianist/alto saxophonist -   Lucian Ban and Jorge Sylvester. Having worked together in a dozen of projects and groups from trio & quartets/quintets to Jorge Sylvester's Conceptual Motion Orchestra the pair will present a new group featuring one of the best rhythm section in New York to say the least...
They will perform a suite of new material written specially for this occasion underlining the unique voices of the members in the band.

The musicians have each worked individually with an extraordinary array of musicians - almost a list "who's who"  - Brad Jones worked in the past with Ornette Coleman and Elvin Jones and currently is the bassist in Dave Douglas band. Derrek Phillips collaborated and recorded with Greg Osby, Vijay Iyer and is currently with The Charlie Hunter Trio, pianist Lucian Ban worked with Barry Altschul, Bob Stewart and Alex Harding and his group Lumination co-lead with baritonist Alex Harding was voted "one of the best shows of 2003" by All About Jazz and Jorge Sylvester has worked with David Murray, Oliver Lake, Sam Newsome & Collective Identity Sax Quartet, Marvin Sewell, Gene Lake and many more. Their experience and creativity will surely bring a night of intense and powerful music.Not to miss !  ....
 Cover $10

Saturday
Mar 19
6:00PM  GREEK-AMERICAN WRITERS ASSOCIATION
host Dean Kostos


8:30PM  ANAT FORT TRIO
Anat Fort, piano, composer;  Gary Wang, bass;  Roland Schneider, drums
Anat Fort Trio image
“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
 Cover $10   www.anatfort.com
Sunday
Mar 20
6:00PM  POETRY
Martha Rhodes, host

Elizabeth Macklin Jason Schneiderman Tom Sleigh

 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)
8:30PM  FRIENDS OF FIORE PRESENTS: SINGER-SONGWRITER THOMAS RILEY SMITH
Thomas Riley Smith, singer-songwriter;  Bleu Ocean, percussion
Friends of Fiore Presents: Singer-Songwriter Thomas Riley Smith image
Born in New York City, Thomas Riley Smith has been involved with the NYC music scene since 1976, when he first stumbled upon New York's punk rock central, Max's Kansas City.

“Riley” has experimented with many styles of music since then and is currently crafting his urgent poetic songs to focus on the emotional and spiritual truths so desperately needed in the world today. He is known for the passion of his lyrics, and his poignant music offers a unique mix of pop, rock, folk and inspirational compositions.

Riley’s March 20th performance at The Cornelia Street Café will also feature his long- time friend, the brilliant and celebrated percussionist The Legendary Bleu Ocean, whose diverse credits include work with musical icons such as The Monkeys and Pink Floyd.
 Cover $8   www.LifeOfRileyMusic.com www.Bleu-Ocean.com

Monday
Mar 21
6:00PM  NYQ
Ted Jonathan and Raymond Hammond, hosts


poets: Peter Arcese, Jackie Sheeler, and Fred Yannantuono
 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)
8:30PM  MARGOT LEVERET AND THE KLEZMER MOUNTAIN BOUYS
Margot Leveret, clarinet;  Joe Selly , guitar;  Marthy Confurius, bass & cello;  Kenny Kosek, fiddle;  Barry Mitterhof, mandolin/guitar
Margot Leveret and the klezmer mountain bouys image
Klezmer meets bluegrass! Klezmer clarinetist Margot Leverett joins forces with today's stars of klezmer and bluegrass to explore the shared musical spirit of two genres literally worlds apart. Appalachian and southern fiddle tunes by Bill Monroe meet klezmer melodies from pre-war Russia and Eastern Europe, some newly discovered. The resulting medleys and improvisations are at once raw, funny, melancholic and footstomping.  
 Cover $8   www.klezmermountainboys.com

STREAMING LINK: www.klezmermountainboys.com/hear-us.htm

Tuesday
Mar 22
6:00PM  GRAD SCHOOL POETS
Gina Myers, host


features: Olena Jennings - Columbia University ; Daniel Magers - The New School ; Ellen Baxt - City College ; Kamilah Moon - Sarah Lawrence.
 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)
8:30PM  EYO ~ THE ELI YAMIN ORCHESTRA
Eli Yamin, piano;  Ravi Best, trumpet;  Brad Shigeta, trombone;  Brad Leali, alto saxophone;  Harold Ousley, tenor saxophone;  Clare Daly, baritone saxophone;  Tom Dempsey, guitar;  Adam Bernstein, bass;  Stefan Schatz, drums
EYO ~ The Eli Yamin Orchestra image
EYO ~ The Eli Yamin Orchestra pays tribute to Count Basie in the year of his centennial. Currently EYO is featured nationwide on the Count Basie Centennial Radio Project from National Public Radio. The group focuses on the good feeling and creativity of the soloists with adaptations of early Basie works like One O’ Clock Jump, Jumpin’ At the Woodside, Blue and Sentimental and Topsy. This tight knit group
 Cover $12   www.eliyamin.com/ensembles
Wednesday Mar 23 6:00PM  SOULFUL WORDS
Serita Eaton, host


Our multi-talented cafe staff sing, play, act, poem, prose, perform, and do various other wonderful things downstairs.
 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)
8:30PM  SOUL OF THE BLUES
Jon Sobel

Kierstin Gray Cadillac Moon
Soul of the Blues image
This special edition of Soul of the Blues features.....Cadillac Moon and TBA

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   www.kierstingray.com cadillacmoon.com

Drum kit donated by
CANOPUS DRUMS, Japan

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Many spoken words events are free
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