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ART ON THE WALLS

Collage by SARAH WHITE

All art is for sale. Please inquire

Saturday
Apr 23
6:00PM  POETICALLY INCORRECT - THE AMERICAN-CARIBBEAN WRITERS
Martine Dominique, curator; Johnny "Chance" Acevedo, host


Spoken word from the Caribbean, Brooklyn, Fordham Road & other places with soul. Featuring MAD, Baron, and many others.
 Cover $8 (includes one house drink)
8:30PM  BEN WALTZER TRIO FEATURING TONY MALABY
Ben Waltzer, piano;  Chris Lightcap, bass;  Eric McPherson, drums;  Tony Malaby, tenor saxophone
Ben Waltzer trio featuring Tony Malaby image
“This no-nonsense jazz pianist in the Ellington and Monk vein (who has occasionally written for Arts & Leisure) gets a big, ringing sound out of the extreme registers of the instrument; he also takes a decisive stand against the ultra-sensitive, lush-harmony tendency of so many young jazz composers. "One Hundred Dreams Ago" (Fresh Sound), with a trio including the bassist Matt Penman and the drummer Gerald Cleaver, is by far the best thing he's done, but he hasn't been making records for very long.”
--Ben Ratliff, NYTimes, 7.18.04

“Brilliantly performed…very impressive.”
- Ahmad Jamal, jazz piano legend, of ‘100 Dreams Ago.’

"In the era of concept records, this startling young pianist has flipped the script: the message behind One Hundred Dreams Ago is ‘let's just play.’ Accordingly the trio gets its bustle on. Ellington's small groups are in the air here, and the pleasure Waltzer generates is bountiful.”
- Jim Macnie, the Village Voice
 Cover $10   www.benwaltzer.com

Sunday
Apr 24
6:00PM  BEAT NIGHT
Larry Simon, host


Beat Night, Larry Simon combines music & poetry in his tri-monthly trip to The Apple from New Hampshire
 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)
8:30PM  DAVID HANEY & JUAN PABLO CARLETTI WITH SPECIAL GUEST ANDREW CYRILLE
David Haney, piano;  Juan Pablo Carletti, drums;  Andrew Cyrille , drums
David Haney & Juan Pablo Carletti with Special Guest Andrew Cyrille image
Instant composing combined with specific rhythmic patterns, musical conversations inspired by the moment, the room, the evening. This trio of David Haney (Cadence Jazz Records CD release) piano, Argentinian drummer Juan Pablo Carletti, and drumming legend Andrew Cyrille, present music and an experience that is a window into the world of FREE SPEECH musica.

"...has played inside and out :from Bud Shank to John Tchicai"
The Village Voice

"Pianist Haney's got hands like ballerinas have feet.”
John Graham, Willamette Week
 Cover $10   planningliturgy.tripod.com/davidhaney

Monday
Apr 25
6:00PM  MISTRESS OF MODERNISM
Angelo Verga, host

Mary Dearborn
Book party, biography: Mary Dearborn combines slides & exerpts from her bio of Peggy Guggenheim, "Mistress of Modernism."
 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)
8:30PM  21 CENTURY SCHIZOID MUSIC PRESENTS: LUCIANO CHESSA
Luciano Chessa, Composer, Musical Saw Player and Pianist
21 century schizoid music presents: <font color=red>Luciano Chessa</font> image
The concert is co-sponsored by The Italian Cultural Institute of New York

As a composer, piano player, musical saw soloist, and ensemble artist, Luciano Chessa has largely performed in the U.S. and in Europe. He has created performances and has written music for different instruments and ensembles. His first recording, Humus (1997) received excellent reviews in all the major Italian musical magazines (Fare Musica, Rumore) and was voted by Rockerilla’s critics as one of the 10 best Italian recordings of 1997. His solo clarinet piece for Italian virtuoso Guido Arbonelli was premiered in Strasbourg last spring. His
 Cover $10

Tuesday
Apr 26
6:00PM  GPS
Gina Myers, host


Garduate Poetry Series
8:30PM  DAVE ALLEN: CD RELEASE PARTY
Dave Allen, guitar;  Carlo Derosa, bass;  Mark Ferber, drums;  Donny McCaslin, saxophone
Dave Allen: CD Release party image
Dave Allen is celebrating the release of his debut CD, Untold Stories on Fresh Sounds Records.

David Allen is a guitarist and composer based in New York City. His music is both lyrical and challenging, combining memorable melodies with complex harmonies and shifting rhythms.

Among the notable players he has worked with are Mark Shim, Donny McCaslin, Chris Cheek, Matt Wilson, Dennis Irwin, Ben Street and Eric McPherson. His trios and quartets draw from the best young players on the NY scene and have performed at Birdland, The 55 Bar, Cornelia St. Cafe, The Knitting Factory and CBGB's Lounge.

Allen's CD, Untold Stories, features saxophonist Seamus Blake, known for his work with John Scofield and Dave Douglas, and drummer Mark Ferber, who has become increasingly busy working with legends such as Fred Hersch, Steve Coleman, Scott Colley, Drew Gress, and Kenny Werner. And, bassist Carlo DeRosa, who is known for his superlative technique and musicality, and who also works with Donny McCaslin, Brad Shepik, Clarence Penn, and Vijay Iyer.

“There’s a true sensuality to the guitarist’s sound. On the new Untold Stories, he brings a pearly tone to a piece called 'Searching,' unfolding his lines with an edge-of-your-seat stealth.
– Jim Macnie, The Village Voice
 Cover $10

Wednesday Apr 27 6:00PM  SOULFUL WORDS
Serita Eaton, host


Cornelia Street's own version of Upstairs Downstairs
8:30PM  SOUL OF THE BLUES
Jon Sobel

Nicola Michael Brewster
Soul of the Blues image
This special edition of Soul of the Blues features.....Nicola and Michael Brewster

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   jonsobel.com nicolanicola.com

Thursday
Apr 28
6:00PM  ARMENIAN AMERICAN WRITERS
Nancy Agabian, host


8:30PM  GNU VOX – OUR NEW VOCAL SERIES: JAY CLAYTON
David Devoe, curator

Jay Clayton, vocals;  Jack Wilkins, guitar
Gnu VOX – Our New vocal series: Jay Clayton image
Jay Clayton is an internationally acclaimed vocalist, composer, and educator, whose work boldly spans the terrain between jazz and new music. Clayton's pioneering vocal explorations placed her at the forefront of the free jazz movement and loft scene in the 1970s, where she counted among the first singers to incorporate poetry and electronics into her improvisations. She formed a long-term association with renowned minimalist composer Steve Reich. Clayton's versatility would also lead her to make some of the first recordings of composer John Cage's vocal music. With more than 40 recordings to her credit, Clayton has appeared alongside such formidable artists as Muhal Richard Abrams, Julian Priester, George Cables, Lee Konitz, Gary Bartz, and Kirk Nurock, as well as fellow vocalists Jeanne Lee, Norma Winstone, Urszula Dudziak, and Bobby McFerrin. Her many accomplishments include grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, Meet the Composer, CAPS and Chamber Music America (2004). Her book, Sing Your Story: A Practical Guide for Learning and Teaching the Art of Jazz Singing, was published by Advance Music in 2001. Jack Wilkins is considered "A superior, slightly underrated improviser" (Scott Yanow - All Music Guide) who has recorded with Jack DeJohnette, Eddie Gomez, Phil Woods, Harvie Swartz and the Brecker Brothers. This concert will celebrate over 20 years of collaboration between Clayton and Wilkins, being one of the first ensembles Clayton assembled in New York City. The repertoire for the evening will include standards, originals and some poetry "along the way."

This unique series features both emerging and established vocalists in styles ranging from straight ahead, modern to avant-garde and free jazz. Each vocalist will present personal material that showcases their abilities as interpreters, improvisers, composers and arrangers. The Cornelia St. Cafe provides an intimate setting to hear these exceptional artists at a reasonable price!
 Cover $10   www.jayclayton.com

Friday
Apr 29
6:00PM  PINK PONY POETRY
Jackie Sheeler, host


The best open mic in NYC with featured reader Kirk Kelly. arrive before 6 pm to sign up. $6 admission includes a *free* drink.
 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)
8:30PM  JOHN MCNEIL: URBAN LEGEND
John McNeil, trumpet ;  Bill McHenry, sax;  Steve Cardenas, guitar;  Mike McGuirk, bass;  Jochen Rueckert, drums
John McNeil: Urban Legend image

 Cover $10   www.mcneiljazz.com
Saturday
Apr 30
6:00PM  SIMON LOEKLE
Angelo Verga, host


Simon Loekle 's Stand Up Academy, poems selected and presented by WBAI's Saturday morning poetic wildman. “Poetic Freedoms of Speech” takes the phrase “poetic license” up a notch or two from being something that only crazy poets can get away with to the fundamental motives for speech itself. Poems by Byron, Donne, Yeats, others. $10 cover
 Cover $10
8:30PM  THE TUBA PROJECT FEATURING BOB STEWART
Lucian Ban, piano;  Bruce Williams, alto sax & flute;  Bob Stewart, tuba;  Otis Brown III, drums
The TUBA Project featuring Bob Stewart image
" Founded in 2004 by long time musical collaboratorsBruce Williams, Alex Harding  and Transylvanian born pianist Lucian Ban the group brings together some of the most creative voices in jazz today to form a unique ensemble built around the voices of alto & bari saxes and tuba..Benefiting immensely from the extraordinaire talent of mr. Bob Stewart who can play the tuba in any way possible, the group plays highly charged original music that looks to the past for inspiration but gives its sound a modern stamp. Pianist Lucian Ban has recorded two albums under his name with fiery bari sax player Alex Harding and his quintet featuring drum legend Barry Altschul was voted "one of the best shows of 2003 " by All About Jazz. He will bring his eastern european influences to the music. Bruce Williams - currently the newest and youngest member in the famous world Saxophone Quartet - is considered one the best altoists on the scene today and he's equally at home playing post hard bop and avantgarde. The drummer for this band is usually Derrek Phillips but they also feature on drums people like Gerald Cleaver or Willard Dyson,. Pulsating blues, new orleans riffs, post bop lines, funk grooves and free jazz outbursts can be found in their music but the sound of the group goes well beyond all those to become a voice of its own. playing original music the four musicians have to be seen and heard to get the full picture"
 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