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ART ON THE WALLS

Collage by SARAH WHITE

All art is for sale. Please inquire

Monday
Aug 11
8:30PM  AMRAM & CO
David Amram, piano, french horn, flutes, composition & surprises;  Kevin Twigg, drums, glockenspiel;  John de Witt, bass;  Adam Amram, percussion;  John Ventimiglia, actor
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David Amram Quartet, with Kevin Twigg, John Dewitt, Adam Amram , actor John Ventimiglia and surprise guests celebrating the publication of amram's new book, "Upbeat: Nine Lives of a Musical Cat" classics of jazz, world music, spoken word and amram's compositions.

This series explores in his highly personable, generous and informal style the astonishing variety of David Amram's interests and accomplishments--renowned composer of symphonic classical music, jazz compositions, improvisation, spoken word, scat, he sits at the piano, schmoozes about music, about the greats, the beats, the obscure, the legendary; plays the French horn, pulls out all kinds of instruments (flutes, drums, horns) gathered from his many circumnavigations of the globe, pulls in guests drawn from just about every artistic walk of life.
 Cover $10   www.davidamram.com

Tuesday
Aug 12
8:30PM  MITCH PERRINS'S ATLANTIC QUARTET
Janelle Reichman, saxophone;  Dan McCarthy, vibraphone;  PJ Roberts, bass;  Mitch Perrins, drums & compositions
Mitch Perrins's Atlantic Quartet image
Four of America’s most talented young jazz musicians are rousing the US music scene with their vibrant, fresh approach to contemporary jazz.

The Atlantic Quartet, established by British-born drummer and composer Mitch Perrins, comprises some of the most promising talent to emerge from New York in recent years and was one of only 12 bands to have been invited to take part in this year’s 1st Annual Gene Harris Jazz Competition in Idaho. Atlantic Quartet reached the final stages of this competition, generating national interest on the jazz circuit.   www.atlanticquartet.info

Wednesday Aug 13 6:00PM  INTERCULTURAL POETRY SERIES
Andrey Gritsman, host


Reading by Hosts and Guests. ON CRAFT. All poets are encouraged ro read more formal verse from their or other poets' ouevre and/or talk about some form, free style, for a few minutes.

We cordially invite you to participate in our annual summer free style reading by Hosts, Curators and Friends. Recent years’ topics were New York City, On Love and Sex.

This year’s reading will show and artistic finesse and technical faculties of our Cornelia writers’ community. Does not have to be a strict form, could be “reincarnated” form in American poetry.

Finger food will be available with platters proudly carrying names Villanelles, Sestinas, Sonnets and, considering strong Slavic presence, of course, Syllabic-tonic pickles etc.

Surprise Guest: an amazing Russian poet from Odessa Dr. Boris Khersonsky!
 Cover $7 (includes one house drink)

8:30PM  JOE GIARDULLO'S LANGUAGE OF SWANS TRIO
Joe Giardullo, soprano/tenor saxophone;  Reuben Radding, bass;  Todd Capp, drums
Joe Giardullo's Language of Swans Trio image
IN & OUT of Motian- Music by (& for) Paul Motian

For almost 50 years, Paul Motian has been closely connected with the developments of modern jazz. Besides being a compelling drummer, he has been a one-of-a-kind composer, at once simple and complex, but always vital and to the point. From his work with Bill Evans to Keith Jarrett, and his own groups that have included David Izenzon, Charles Brackeen, Joe Lovano, Bill Frisell and many more important players, Motian has been a singular presence in the music. Joe Giardullo's Language of Swans Trio will play a night of Motian compositions and music that has been associated with the drummer over the course of his career. The instrumentation of the Swans� Trio intersects with Motian's beautiful trio with Izenzon and Brackeen, and that music is the jumping off point for this night.

About Language of Swans (Drimala Records)
"Startlingly impressive.The tunes are paragons of beauty!"
Steve Loewy ALL MUSIC GUIDE

About Joe Giardullo
"Brings to mind Albert Ayler at his most beatific" THE WIRE, London

"His triumph is .... the way magicians tear paper into scraps then magically restore the whole sheet. "
JAZZ WEEKLY

 Cover $15   www.joegiardullo.com

Thursday
Aug 14
6:00PM  POETRY
Penny Freeland Amaranth Pavis
Amaranth Pavis has been published in Long Shot, Confrontation, Phoebe, Willow Review, Left Curve and other literary journals. She attended the NYU Creative Writing Program and various workshops with her favorite poets. Amaranth worked in many factories in Northern NJ, an oil refinery for 14 years, and as a special education teacher in NYC for 12 years. She has 4 children. She was named Amaranth by her father after the poem by Edward Arlington Robinson.

Penny Freeland’s work has appeared in The Ledge, Red Booth Review, Black Rock and Sage, Big City Lit, Eclectia Magazine and other fine journals. She studied poetry at Queens College with Marie Ponsot and went on to get her MFA at Sarah Lawrence College, where she worked with Jean Valentine, Mark Doty and other fine poets. Penny lives in NYC, where she teaches college classes online. When not working, she retrieves into the beach wilderness, where she is inspired by the wild, natural setting
 Cover $7 (includes one house drink)

8:30PM  REZ ABBASI GROUP
Rez Abbasi, guitar;  Sam Barsh, organ;  Jochen Ruekert , drums;  Kiran Ahluwalia, Indian vocals
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“Abbasi provides plenty of musical intrigue to amaze even the most seasoned guitar fan." - 20th Century Guitar For years, Rez Abbasi’s playing and compositions have received accolades from musicians, fans and journalist’s. His music moves beyond simple category, creating a cross-cultural sound world of startling originality and compositional depth. No surprise guitarist Pat Metheny (on his website) calls Abbasi an “Amazing Guitarist” Look for Rez Abbasi’s feature in the August Guitar Player Magazine. www.reztone.com   www.reztone.com
Friday
Aug 15
6:00PM  SON OF A PONY
Kathi Georges, host

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The Friday night legendary open mic poetry series.

Arrive before 6 pm to sign up.

Featuring the return of the iconic performance poet, and man about town, Doug Collura.

Doug Collura is a Manhattan-based writer who has recited at the open mikes around town for the last twenty-seven years. He's been both a Third Prize winner and a finalist in the 1998 Allen Ginsberg Poetry Awards, and a Second Prize winner in the 1999 Allen Ginsberg Poetry Awards, along with being an Editor's Choice selection for the Paterson Literary Review. He is the author of a spoken word CD The Dare of the Quick World and the book Things I Can Fit My Whole Head Into, published by Jane Street Press, which was a finalist for the 2007 Paterson Poetry Prize. In addition to numerous publications in the Paterson Literary Review, he has been published in Lips Magazine, The Cynic and other periodicals, Web sites and webzines.
 Cover $7 (includes one house drink)   www.douglascollura.com

9:00PM & 10:30PM  GERRY HEMINGWAY QUARTET
Gerry Hemingway, drums, compositions;  Herb Robertson, trumpet;  Ellery Eskelin, tenor saxophone;  Mark Helias, bass
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The Quartet has been the central performing force for Gerry Hemingway's compositions for the past decade. The appearance of this well-traveled quartet is rare in New York City and this performance at Cornelia presents the identical personnel of his second record for Clean Feed, "The Whimbler". His music is, on the one hand, rich in melody that is never simply a departure point for improvising but instead the beginning of a tapestry of musical invention. His music also engages our ears with a multiflavored sound world cultivated from each member's unique instrumental personality. And most often, the alchemy is spurned on by the depth of the groove, often multilayered, delighting both the heart and the mind.

"It's an extraordinary band, one that seems to pick up the free jazz tradition and infuse it with a needed brilliance and vitality.
"Stuart Broomer - Coda Magazine

From a Martin Longley Blog on the Quartet's last appearance at Cornelia (9/07) "ŠHemingway's own work has itself been crucial on the scene. Tonite, he's in powerhouse mode, but this cannot ever mean meathead knuckling, at least not without attendant grace and complexity. Yes, he's piledriving like it's his final appearance on Earth, but can we ever have witnessed such force coupled with this kind of sonic finesse?"
 Cover $10   www.gerryhemingway.com

Saturday
Aug 16
6:00PM  2 WHORES, A BUTTER THIEF & A BOTTLE OF BOURBON
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JUDY RHODES is a writer/performer/photographer. Her theater credits include A Little Dickens, a one-woman show performed at the Edinburgh Festival and many other venues. She has appeared as Arkadina in The Seagull, Faye in Chapter Two and Martha in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? She will be reading from her memoir.

ELIZABETH SCHOETTLE will be reading from her novel-in-progress. She is also an artist; this past June she had her first solo exhibition with the Meredith Ward Gallery.

SHELLEY STENHOUSE won a New York Foundation for the Arts poetry fellowship, a Pavement Saw award for PANTS. Her poetry and fiction have appeared in Antioch Review, Brooklyn Rail, MARGIE, New York Quarterly, Prairie Schooner, Quarterly West and others. She has read from Poetry After 9-11: An Anthology of New York Poets on National Public Radio. Shelley will be reading from her new book.
 Cover $7 (includes one house drink)

9:00PM & 10:30PM  ARUAN ORTIZ QUARTET
Aruan Ortiz, piano;  Myron Walden, alto saxophone, bass clarinet;  Matt Penman, bass ;  Eric McPherson, drums
Aruan Ortiz Quartet image
Aruán Ortiz, one of the most dynamic and talented pianists in jazz today, has been well received by audiences and critics alike, achieved a presence on the American jazz scene both as a sideman with legendary and avant-garde jazz figures such as Wallace Roney, Ralph Peterson, Terry Lyne Carrington, as well as with his own project with Myron Walden, Eric McPherson and Matt Penman. Trained in classical piano and viola, the sound of this Santiago de Cuba native is is marked by the influence of twentieth century composers Maurice Ravel, Olivier Messiaen, Arnold Schoenberg, and Gustav Mahler. Apparent in his melodic phras- es are influences of his background in Afro-Cuban rhythms, interwoven with ref- erences reminiscent of the stylings of Andrew Hill, Herbie Hancock and Phineas Newborn.

"Jazz fans applaud, and novices mark your calendars. Aruán Ortiz, Critically acclaimed Cuban pianist is a 'must see.'"
--New York Post
 Cover $12   www.aruanortiz.net www.youtube.com/watch?v=BIFTHO4idNI&feature=related

Sunday
Aug 17
6:00PM  CITY NIGHT READINGS SERIES @ CORNELIA
Jean Dany Joachim Leonardo Nin Jeanie Bogart Patrick Sylvain Rubén Sánchez Féliz
Island Voices: HAITI - Dominican Republic

From the Boston area, these wordsmiths are among the best stage performers we know. Join the crewe for a hot evening of poetry & politics.
 Cover $7 (includes one house drink)

Monday
Aug 18
8:30PM  GERALD M. THOMAS QUINTET
Gerald M. Thomas, saxophones;  Nick Russo, guitar, banjo;  Jack Glottman, piano;  Jeffrey White, , electric bass;  Howard Britz, upright bass;  Hiroyuki Matsuura, drums
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Bebop and fusion, with a little neo-soul mixed in... Gerald M. Thomas offers up original compositions and unique arrangements on standards
 Cover $10   www.myspace.com/geraldmatthewthomas www.myspace.com/gmtexpress
Drum kit donated by
CANOPUS DRUMS, Japan

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