* Cover is given where known
* There is a one-drinkminimum per set
* Reservations for shows downstairs can only be made by phone:212-989-9319
For at its heart, the physical world is a musical world. From the vibrations of a guitar string to the sunlight that sweeps away the dark, and even as far as the notorious Higgs boson, our universe is awash in waves.
Professor Matt Strassler, host of the website "Of Particular Significance", and Andrea Wittgens, "silver-tongued'' singer-songwriter-pianist, join forces to reflect on these notions from perspectives scientific, sonic and poetic.
They'll sing us tales of the unknown, turn the volume down to the quantum level, shine photons on the mysterious particles of nature, and have fun doing it! And you'll leave knowing why the grandest of all musical instruments is the universe itself.
(includes one house drink)
$10 cover (plus $10 minimum)
Peter Calo -
" a masterful guitarist... Boston Globe. One of the most engaging performers in the biz" London's Time Out. Peter has performed/recorded with Carly Simon, Queen Latifah, Willie Nelson, Hall and Oates, Phil Ramone, Jimmy Webb, Kris Kristofferson & many more.
Norbert Goldberg - has accompanied jazz artists including Cleo Laine, Dewey Redman, Slide Hampton, and composers Lalo Shifrin and Michel Legrand. Recording credits include Gerry Mulligan, Grover Washington Jr., various Latin artists as well as jingles and film scores.
$15.00 includes a drink
Classical and contemporary jazz collide as pianist Kayo Hiraki and flautist/poet/composer Kat Georges cut-the-edge with "Cornelia Suite," an anthology of cut-the-edge neo-classical jazz for piano, flute, iPad and vocals. The event will include the world premiere of Ms. Georges' hard-bit Punk Symphony for Four Classical Elements in C Minor (for Flute, iPad and Vocals)".
New York based pianist and Steinway piano artist, Kayo Hiraki appears in Cornelia Street Cafe for the first time. Steinway Artist Kayo Hiraki was born in Japan, the daughter of a classical pianist. A child prodigy, she started playing the piano when she was three years old. She has been performing five nights a week for seventeen years as the house pianist at the famous jazz spot, Arturo's in Greenwich Village. She has played at the Blue Note NYC with her Kayo Hiraki Piano Trio, including the legendary bassist Ron Carter, who notes: “Rarely have I heard a musician as gifted as Ms. Hiraki. To hear her play is to experience the joy of her creative ability and the depth of her experience as a talented performer.” She tours regularly in Europe and Japan and was recently featured in Japan Airline in-flight magazine. She will perform with her trio a series of jazz tunes inspired by classical compositions.
Kayo will be joined onstage by New York-based poet/composer/flautist Kat Georges. Kat will present the World Premiere of her hard-bit neo-classical, "Punk Symphony for Four Classical Elements in C Minor (for Flute, iPad and Vocals)." Kat Georges is a musician, poet, playwright, performer and designer. Her full-length poetry collection, "Our Lady of the Hunger," will be released soon on Three Rooms Press, which published two previous collections, "Punk Rock Journal" and "Slow Dance at 120 Beats a Minute." In New York since 2003, she has directed numerous Off-Broadway plays, curated poetry readings, and performed widely. She is co-founder and editor of Three Rooms Press; its most recent books include "Maintenant 6: A Journal of Contemporary Dada Writing and Art" and "Mike Watt: On and Off Bass," a collection of photos and distilled tour diaries from the legendary punk rock bass player.
$20.00 includes a drink
$7.00 includes a drink
"Dresser has synthesized all of these elements to create his own highly personal musical language—one that tempers freedom of expression through the navigation of extremely complex melodic and rhythmic inventions that challenge those improvisers skilled enough to join him. While this may sound formal and intellectual, the prime effect felt by the audience was one of joy." All About Jazz
$15 cover (plus $10 minimum)
EDWARD HIRSCH & STANLEY MOSS
Edward Hirsch, a MacArthur Fellow, has published eight books of poems, including Earthly Measures (1994), Lay Back the Darkness (2003), Special Orders ( 2008), and most recently The Living Fire: New and Selected Poems (Knopf, 2010), and four prose books, among them How to Read a Poem and Fall in Love with Poetry (Houghton Mifflin/Harcourt, 1999), a national bestseller. He is president of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.
Stanley Moss is the critically praised author of Wrong Angel(1966), The Skull of Adam (1979), The Intelligence of Clouds (1989), Asleep in the Garden (1997), A History of Color (2003), New and Selected Poems (2006), Rejoicing (2009), and the most recent, God Breaketh Not All Men's Hearts Alike: New & Later Collected Poems (2011). He is the founder of Sheep Meadow Press, a nonprofit press devoted to poetry.
Laura Hankin is a singer, writer, actress and guitar player. She has performed across the US, off-Broadway, and with the Yeah Yeah Yeahs.
$ 7 includes a drink
"...Augmented Reality carves out a distinct path in an area of jazz with such a high volume of traffic...
each piece grows out of a melody that lends itself well to being sung or whistled..." AllAbout.com Jazz
Rachel Lynn Brody (Editor. Author: Haute Mess; Mom. Mom. Mom. Mom. Mom.) is an award-winning playwright, as well as a blogger and theater critic. Other short fiction includes Restaurants Are Rated Out Of Four Stars (A Foodie Romance), The Tell Tale Tech, and Sweetheart (part of the Sassy Singularity anthology). In late 2012, look out for Millennial Ex, a ten-minute play premiering at Glasgay 2012, as well as original web series Unfamiliar Lives, co-written with and directed by Eric Sipple. Rachel produces theater, short films, e-books and results. Connect with her on Twitter at @girl_onthego, or check out (and subscribe to) her blog at rlbrody.com.
Miranda Doerfler (In Between The Dark and The Light) is a short story and spec writer in the horror, thriller, drama and espionage genres. She has published five collections of short horror stories and an anthology, with new collections coming out every four months. Miranda's latest project, a collaborative anthology about phobias called Fear Itself will be available in the next few months and feature stories from both fresh faces and industry favorites. Connect with Miranda on Twitter (@docsaico) and Facebook (docsaicoFB), or visit her website at http://docsaico.weebly.com for news, contests, future ebook info and celebrity interviews!
Sare Liz Gordy (Traditionibus ne Copulate) is a writer, theologian and priest in the Episcopal Church who produces a weekly delve into the lectionary entitled The Monday Morning Exegete. She spends her work hours figuring out how to be an effective agent of change and have integrity at the same time. She's bolstered in this effort by her husband-to-be, two cats, several friends, some sisters, an indispensable mentor, a kick-ass spiritual director and fifteen housemates. Look for her short stories, novels, and spiritual meditations to be released in the coming year. You can follow her on Twitter @sareliz and find her on her blog at sareliz.com.
Sarah Hartley (Graphicdesign) is an actress and graphic designer living in Brooklyn.
Eric Sipple (She Says Goodbye Tomorrow) writes Genre and Young Adult fiction across a number of mediums. His short films “co workers” and “Tomorrow” are available at vimeo.com/dspfilms, and proof of his continued existence can be found on his blog, Saalon Muyo (www.saalonmuyo.com). Later in 2012, look for Unfamiliar Lives, a web series he will direct, co-written with Rachel Lynn Brody. When not consumed by the task of getting his first novel published, Eric is hard at work on his second. Follow @saalon on Twitter at your own risk.
“We Sleep Outside (Loyal Label) is the restlessly episodic debut by Jeff Davis, a drummer of broad experience in left-of-center jazz circles.”
--Nate Chinen, New York Times
$ 7 includes a drink
$15 cover plus $10 minimum
$7 includes a drink
$15 cover plus $10 minimum
Barry will read from Drastic Dislocations: New and Selected Poems (NYQ Books 2012)
$ 12 includes a drink
“Loren Stillman is one of New York best alto saxophonists, and has gained that distinction well before reaching age 30.” David Adler, Jazz Times Magazine
Cover is given where known
Many spoken words events are free
There is always a one-drink minimum per set; times are door opening times