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Sunday
Aug 04
6:00PM  POETRY: EVE GRUBIN & JAKE MARMER
Jake Marmer Eve Grubin
Poetry: Eve Grubin & Jake Marmer image

Poets Jake Marmer & Eve Grubin read their new work

Eve Grubin is the author of Morning Prayer published by The Sheep Meadow Press. Her poems and essays have appeared in many American and British periodicals including The American Poetry Review, The New Republic, PN Review, Poetry Review, Poetry International, and a chapbook size group of poems appeared in Conjunctions with a forward by Fanny Howe. She was the Programs Director at the Poetry Society of America and taught at the New School and in the graduate creative writing program at the City College of New York. She now lives in London where she teaches at NYU in London, and she is the Poet in Residence at The London School of Jewish Studies.

Jake Marmer is a poet and performer. His first poetry collection, Jazz Talmud was published by Sheep Meadow Press in 2012. Currently a doctoral candidate at the CUNY Graduate Center, in 2008-2009, he was a Dorot Fellow in Jerusalem. He frequently contributes to the Forward and Tablet Magazine, and has recently co-hosted North America’s first Jewish Poetry retreat at the KlezKanada Festival. For more information, see http://jakemarmer.wordpress.com.

$ 8 includes a drink

8:30PM  BEN VAN GELDER QUINTET
Ben van Gelder, alto sax;  Ambrose Akinmusire, trumpet;  Joe Sanders, bass;  Craig Weinrib, drums
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Despite his age, Ben van Gelder (24) is an important new voice on New York’s groundbreaking improvised music scene. Peers and critics alike praise him for his unique sound and originality as a composer and improviser. This concerts will mark Ben van Gelder's fourth concert as a leader at Cornelia Street Cafe. For the occasion he has decided on a chordless formation featuring some of New York's most forward thinking musicians.

"His lines sound fluent, clear, controlled and are rife with beautiful nuance and enormous personality." -- Volkskrant

$20 cover includes a drink

  www.benvangelder.com

Monday
Aug 05
6:00PM  MONOLOGUES & MADNESS
Tulis McCall, host

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Original Monologues. No slamming, no judges, just great material, excellent actors and YOU. Come See These Amazing Daredevils Perform Without a Net!!!

This month we may have a few extra special guests.

$10 includes a drink ( my god what a bargain! )   www.monologuesandmadness.com www.gander.tv/event/cornelia-street-cafe-monologues-madness-hosted-tulis-mccall-85-6pm-8pm

8:30PM  VOXIFY FESTIVAL: LAILA BIALI
Nicky Schrire, host

Laila Biali , voice, piano;  Matt Aronoff, bass
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Award-winning Canadian Jazz pianist, vocalist and songwriter Laila Biali has toured with Suzanne Vega, Chris Botti and Paula Cole and recorded with and supported Sting. She takes the best of pop, rock and soul, informs it with her knowledge of Jazz and weaves it into her musical arrangements. Laila's music has been presented at prestigious venues spanning four continents including the North Sea Jazz Festival, Tokyo's Cotton Club, Peru's El Festival Internacional de Lima, and Carnegie Hall in New York City. Her latest studio recording, Tracing Light, received a JUNO nomination for "2011 Best Vocal Jazz Album of the Year" and her most recent release Live in Concert, recorded live in February 2012 in front of a gracious audience at the Glenn Gould Studio in Toronto, Canada, captures the spirit of live performance so essential to Jazz. Live in Concert was in rotation at 73 radio stations in North America. Laila is also a member of the all female New York based neo-Classical crossover quartet Rose & the Nightingale whose members tour with Grammy award-winner Esperanza Spalding. Her accolades include "SOCAN Composer of the Year" and "Keyboardist of the Year" at Canada's National Jazz Awards. She currently splits her time between New York City and Toronto.

"It is the ultimate task given to the musician, whether as singer or instrumentalist, to create a unique signature or fingerprint that is instantly recognisable as their own. What is surprising and delightful in Laila Biali is that both as vocalist and pianist she accomplishes this with equal aplomb. She is an exciting and unique talent, and I admire her greatly." - Sting.

Since June 2012, the Voxify vocal series at Cornelia St Cafe has proven to be a positive force on the NY jazz scene. Fostering a sense of camaraderie amongst vocalists, musicians and voice-loving audiences, the monthly double bill series is curated by South African vocalist/composer Nicky Schrire. An admirer of previous curators Dave Devoe and Julie Hardy, it was important to Nicky that jazz vocalists continue to be supported and provided with a platform from which they could showcase their music, whether it be traditional or original. Voxify prides itself on both supporting established artists, and shining the spotlight on emerging talent. Artists to perform as part of the series include Dominique Eade, Fay Victor, Jo Lawry, Peter Eldridge, Sara Serpa and Sachal Vasandani.

$20.00 includes a drink

  www.lailabiali.com www.gander.tv/event/cornelia-street-cafe-voxify-festival-laila-biali-leala-cyr-85-830pm-12am

10:00PM  VOXIFY FESTIVAL: LEALA CYR & RICARDO VOGT
Nicky Schrire, host

Leala Cyr, vocals;  Ricardo Vogt, guitar
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A duet unlike any other, Leala Cyr and Ricardo Vogt blend picturesque vocals and a sensual guitar sound to create a unique collaboration of music. Together since 2002, this pair has found a way to combine American and Brazilian roots to form a new array of sound.

Since June 2012, the Voxify vocal series at Cornelia St Cafe has proven to be a positive force on the NY jazz scene. Fostering a sense of camaraderie amongst vocalists, musicians and voice-loving audiences, the monthly double bill series is curated by South African vocalist/composer Nicky Schrire. An admirer of previous curators Dave Devoe and Julie Hardy, it was important to Nicky that jazz vocalists continue to be supported and provided with a platform from which they could showcase their music, whether it be traditional or original. Voxify prides itself on both supporting established artists, and shining the spotlight on emerging talent. Artists to perform as part of the series include Dominique Eade, Fay Victor, Jo Lawry, Peter Eldridge, Sara Serpa and Sachal Vasandani.

$20.00 includes a drink

  www.facebook.com/lealacyr www.gander.tv/event/cornelia-street-cafe-voxify-festival-laila-biali-leala-cyr-85-830pm-12am

Tuesday
Aug 06
6:00PM  AN EVENING WITH AUTHOR JOHN STRAUSBAUGH AND FRIENDS
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John Strausbaugh, "a particularly gifted chronicler of Newyorkiana" (Atlantic Monthly), speaks about his widely-hailed history of Greenwich Village, The Village: 400 Years of Beats and Bohemians, Radicals and Rogues. His special guests will include longtime Villager Dermot McEvoy, author of Our Lady of Greenwich Village. With Q&A and book signing.

John Strausbaugh was the editor of New York Press in its heyday. He has also written for The New York Times and Washington Post. His previous books include Rock 'Til You Drop and Black Like You.

$8.00 includes a drink

  www.gander.tv/event/cornelia-street-cafe-john-strausbaugh-86-6pm-8pm

8:30PM  VOXIFY FESTIVAL: MELISSA STYLIANOU
Nicky Schrire, host

Melissa Stylianou, vocals;  Jamie Reynolds, piano;  Gary Wang, bass;  Greg Ritchie, drums
Voxify Festival: Melissa Stylianou image

Jazz singer Melissa Stylianou has been turning heads and capturing hearts since the turn of the century, from her native Toronto to her adopted home of New York City, from intimate club residencies to top festival stages. She has won praise from the jazz bible Downbeat – which called her “a gifted composer and an appealing singer” and, moreover, “an original.” Stylianou’s newest album, Silent Movie, her fourth release and first for New York-based Anzic Records – is an evolutionary step, with Stylianou presenting her fresh takes on beloved jazz standards and left-field songs from Johnny Cash to Joanna Newsom, backed by a collective of top musicians from the New York scene. Along with co-writing original songs (such as the new album's title track), Stylianou has long put her own lyrics to the music of celebrated composers; on Silent Movie, she breathes fresh emotional life into instrumental pieces by Edgar Meyer and Vince Mendoza.

"Now, with Silent Movie, she settles into a spellbinding groove that advances her to the forefront of contemporary vocalists, rivaling the storytelling élan of Joni Mitchell and Carly Simon." - JazzTimes May, 2012

Since June 2012, the Voxify vocal series at Cornelia St Cafe has proven to be a positive force on the NY jazz scene. Fostering a sense of camaraderie amongst vocalists, musicians and voice-loving audiences, the monthly double bill series is curated by South African vocalist/composer Nicky Schrire. An admirer of previous curators Dave Devoe and Julie Hardy, it was important to Nicky that jazz vocalists continue to be supported and provided with a platform from which they could showcase their music, whether it be traditional or original. Voxify prides itself on both supporting established artists, and shining the spotlight on emerging talent. Artists to perform as part of the series include Dominique Eade, Fay Victor, Jo Lawry, Peter Eldridge, Sara Serpa and Sachal Vasandani.

$20.00 includes a drink

  www.melissastylianou.com www.gander.tv/event/cornelia-street-cafe-voxify-festival-melissa-stylianou-kat-calvosa-86-830pm-12a

10:00PM  VOXIFY FESTIVAL: KAT CALVOSA
Nicky Schrire, host

Kat Calvosa, vocals;  Ross Pederson, drums;  Julia Adamy, bass
Voxify Festival: Kat Calvosa image

Kat Calvosa writes songs that bring a refreshing sense of true innovation to the intertwining worlds of jazz and popular music. With honesty and insight, she writes and interprets lyrics with wisdom beyond her years, creating beautiful, haunting, and charming stories that move past any limitation of the idioms.

“…This singer songwriter exudes confidence, sensuality, and a refreshing sense of true innovation to the intertwining worlds of jazz and popular music.” - Alyssa Castro

Since June 2012, the Voxify vocal series at Cornelia St Cafe has proven to be a positive force on the NY jazz scene. Fostering a sense of camaraderie amongst vocalists, musicians and voice-loving audiences, the monthly double bill series is curated by South African vocalist/composer Nicky Schrire. An admirer of previous curators Dave Devoe and Julie Hardy, it was important to Nicky that jazz vocalists continue to be supported and provided with a platform from which they could showcase their music, whether it be traditional or original. Voxify prides itself on both supporting established artists, and shining the spotlight on emerging talent. Artists to perform as part of the series include Dominique Eade, Fay Victor, Jo Lawry, Peter Eldridge, Sara Serpa and Sachal Vasandani.

$20.00 includes a drink

  www.katcalvosa.com www.gander.tv/event/cornelia-street-cafe-voxify-festival-melissa-stylianou-kat-calvosa-86-830pm-12a

Wednesday Aug 07
6:00PM  LITHUANIAN POETRY IN TRANSLATION
Rimas Uzgiris Alex Cigale
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Rimas Uzgiris is a poet, translator and critic. His work has appeared in Barrow Street, AGNI, Rumpus, Atlanta Review, Post Road, Quiddity, The Massachusetts Review, The Iowa Review, Modern Poetry in Translation, Hayden's Ferry Review, Hudson Review and other journals. He holds a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and received an MFA in creative writing from Rutgers-Newark University. He is teaching at Vilnius University, Lithuania on a Fulbright Scholar Grant.

Alex Cigale is a Russian-American poet, translator, and editor living in NYC. His own poems have appeared in Colorado, Green Mountains, North American, Tampa, Tar River, and The Literary Reviews, and online in Asymptote, Drunken Boat, and McSweeney’s. His translations from the Russian can be found in Ancora Imparo, Cimarron Review, Literary Imagination, Modern Poetry in Translation, PEN America, Brooklyn Rail and elsewhere. Until recently, he was Assistant Professor at the American University of Central Asia in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.

$ 8 includes a drink

8:30PM  VOXIFY FESTIVAL: BRIANNA THOMAS
Nicky Schrire, host

Brianna Thomas, vocals
Voxify Festival: Brianna Thomas image

Born and raised in Peoria, Illinois, Brianna Thomas grew up surrounded by music. Soon after being brought to the attention of Mary Jo Papich (former president of IAJE), she toured Europe with the Peoria Jazz All-Stars, a big band under Ms. Papich's direction. A 2001 and 2002 participant in the Betty Carter Jazz Ahead program at the Kennedy Center, Brianna has performed at the Montreaux, North Sea and Umbria jazz festivals. A frequent performer at Dizzy's Jazz Club at Lincoln Center, she has performed with Wynton Marsalis, Christian McBride and Mulgrew Miller, as well as other jazz legends.

"She may well be the best young straight-ahead jazz singer of her generation." -Will Friedwald, Wall Street Journal

Since June 2012, the Voxify vocal series at Cornelia St Cafe has proven to be a positive force on the NY jazz scene. Fostering a sense of camaraderie amongst vocalists, musicians and voice-loving audiences, the monthly double bill series is curated by South African vocalist/composer Nicky Schrire. An admirer of previous curators Dave Devoe and Julie Hardy, it was important to Nicky that jazz vocalists continue to be supported and provided with a platform from which they could showcase their music, whether it be traditional or original. Voxify prides itself on both supporting established artists, and shining the spotlight on emerging talent. Artists to perform as part of the series include Dominique Eade, Fay Victor, Jo Lawry, Peter Eldridge, Sara Serpa and Sachal Vasandani.

$20.00 includes a drink

  http://www.briannathomas.com

10:00PM  VOXIFY FESTIVAL: NICOLE ZURAITIS
Nicky Schrire, host

Nicole Zuraitis, vocals;  Dan Pugach, drums;  Scott Colberg, bass
Voxify Festival: Nicole Zuraitis image

Jazz singer/songwriter and pianist Nicole Zuraitis celebrated the release of her self-produced album PARIAH ANTHEM on June 23, 2013 to a sold out crowd at Rockwood Music Hall and is thrilled to bring her trio to the Voxify Festival at the world renowned Cornelia Street Cafe on August 7th. Pariah Anthem is a collection of 10 original, unique and exciting compositions that find Zuraitis pushing the envelope through her unparalleled vocals, dynamic story-telling, lush composed melodies and polyrhythmic world grooves. No stranger to the New York music scene, Zuraitis released her first CD of classic love songs Nicole Zuraitis; Spread the Word in 2008, which featured Luques and Zaccai Curtis and Winard Harper, and holds residencies at Toshi's Living Room, The Astor Room and the esteemed Friars Club. Zuraitis was a finalist in the 2013 Songdoor International Songwriting Contest, as well as a selected competitor for the 2013 New York City WNYC Battle of the Boroughs. She was featured in a video interview by Columbia News Tonight as "New Yorker of the Week" for her work with music and shelter animals and donates portions of album sales to rescue groups she works with in New York City.

“Her strong musicianship is never compromised, the gorgeous and capable instrument that can be conversational one moment and then soar to the heavens the next, the sincere storytelling that is always present in her delivery. Nicole is one of my favorite vocalists…a masterful musician who uses her knowledge for the good of the story. This is a rare and beautiful thing.” – GRAMMY NOMINATED JANE MONHEIT MAY 2013

Since June 2012, the Voxify vocal series at Cornelia St Cafe has proven to be a positive force on the NY jazz scene. Fostering a sense of camaraderie amongst vocalists, musicians and voice-loving audiences, the monthly double bill series is curated by South African vocalist/composer Nicky Schrire. An admirer of previous curators Dave Devoe and Julie Hardy, it was important to Nicky that jazz vocalists continue to be supported and provided with a platform from which they could showcase their music, whether it be traditional or original. Voxify prides itself on both supporting established artists, and shining the spotlight on emerging talent. Artists to perform as part of the series include Dominique Eade, Fay Victor, Jo Lawry, Peter Eldridge, Sara Serpa and Sachal Vasandani.

$20.00 includes a drink

  www.nicolezuraitis.com

Thursday
Aug 08
6:00PM  THE LAUGHING MONKEYS OF GRAVITY & THE NINETY-THIRD NAME OF GOD
Steve Bluestone, poet;  Anya Silver, poet;  Arietha Lockhart , soprano;  Sunny Knable, piano
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The NYC premiere of Curtis Bryant’s setting of “The Laughing Monkeys of Gravity.”

STEPHEN BLUESTONE was born in New York City. His earlier volume THE LAUGHING MONKEYS OF GRAVITY was nominated for the National Book Award in Poetry. THE FLAGRANT DEAD, his latest book, also nominated for the National Book Award, has been called “original and beautiful” by Gerald Stern. Louis Simpson has called the same volume “delightful and astonishing.” Stephen Bluestone has won The Greensboro Review Poetry Prize, The Thomas Merton Prize, two Hopwood Prizes, and second prize in the Robert Penn Warren Competition, in addition to an NEH Award, a Pushcart Prizes Special Mention, and other awards.

The poetry of Anya Krugovoy Silver infuses the domestic and the daily with the language and presence of the divine.

The Macon-based English professor begins her book The Ninety-Third Name of God with an ecstatic blessing for a common household device. In “Canticle of the Washing Machine,” she offers praise “[f]or the flange, which shakes the floorboards, / sends the cat beneath the bed” and “for the delicate cycle, / in which lace and wool can eddy.” The poem celebrates parts of the washing machine as humble servants carrying out God’s will.

$ 8 includes a drink   www.gander.tv/event/cornelia-street-cafe-stephen-bluestonetalia-billig-johanna-warren-88-6pm-12am

8:30PM  BOTH SIDES NOW FEST: TALIA BILLIG
Talia Billig, voice, piano;  Nick Jozwiak, bass, voice;  Daniel Ellis Ferris, voice;  Max Jaffe, drums
Singer-songwriter Talia Billig has a rich history of cultivating and showcasing the vibrant musical community of which she is part. The Both Sides Now festival thus serves as a formal culmination and celebration of some of New York's best singers and composers. Each night will feature an electric, exciting, and fresh new performance of music from start to finish. The sets were carefully curated to present cohesive and beautiful nights. Performances could be enjoyed separately, together, or all three nights in a row.

With a head of wild curly hair, a deep sultry voice and an infatuation with the English language, it is no wonder that Talia Billig is a bright fixture in New York's vibrant and groundbreaking singer songwriter scene. Her crystalline sound binds together her grace at the piano and a deep love for words and storytelling. Her music sings subtle hope against despair, expressing a generous spirit reinvented in songs that incorporate pop melodies, jazz harmonies and unconventional song structures.

$20 cover includes a drink

  http:// www.taliabillig.com

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10:00PM  BOTH SIDES NOW FEST: JOHANNA WARREN
Talia Billig, host

Johanna Warren, vocie, guitar
Johanna writes beautiful, sad songs in weird time signatures. Her intricate finger picking is interwoven with melancholy, unpredictable vocal melodies and vivid, thoughtfully crafted lyrics.

"...at once ear-bendingly strange and singably familiar"- Akie Bermiss, the Busy Signal

$20 cover includes a drink

  http://www.facebook.com/pages/Johanna-Warren/373687822744676

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Friday
Aug 09
6:00PM  KAZAAM!: LOVE SONGS, RECOLLECTIONS, AND CONTEMPORARY IMPROVISATIONS
Demetrius Spaneas, woodwinds;  Jeffrey Goldberg, piano
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Multi-wind virtuoso Demetrius Spaneas and pianist Jeffrey Goldberg celebrate and transcend musical genres such as jazz, klezmer, classical, avant-garde and other world musics in their unique blend of rewoven traditions and cutting-edge explorations into the unknown. A roller-coaster rollicking riveting ride across the musical gamut to the mysterious center: the human heart.

$20.00 includes a drink

  www.gander.tv/event/cornelia-street-cafe-kazaam-love-songs-recollections-89-6pm-8pm

9:00PM  BOTH SIDES NOW FEST: JESSE HARRIS
Talia Billig, host

Jesse Harris, guitar, voice;  Bill Dobrow, percusssion
Both Sides Now Fest: Jesse Harris image
I'll be performing songs from my new album Borne Away, about which Magnet says it's "the most nakedly engaging album in his impressive canon."

$20 cover includes a drink

  http://jesseharrismusic.com

10:30PM  BOTH SIDES NOW FEST: MARGARET GLASPY
Talia Billig, host

Margaret Glaspy, voice, guitar
Born and raised in Northern California, Margaret Glaspy has brought her indescribable voice to the east coast and New York City couldn't be happier. She has been writing some of the most innovative and heartfelt music of her generation and her debut EP "if & when" is her first of many hypnotizing records to come. A committed student to the music around her, her influences include Oumou Sangare, Feist, Jeff Buckley, and Nina Simone while she's shared the stage with the likes of Rachael Yamagata, Ricky Skaggs, Tracy Bonham, among others. She's got a sound and a writing style that is undeniable and well beyond her 24 years.

As a performer, she's totally arresting, and as a songwriter, she's adventuresome, prolific, and restless. A timeless artist bound for glory. -Anäis Mitchell

$20 cover includes a drink

  http://www.mglaspy.com

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Saturday
Aug 10
6:00PM  DAGMAR SPAIN: “THROUGH THE MIRROR”
Dagmar Spain, performer;  Silvana Brizuela-Weigel, performer;  Iorgo Papoutsas, performer;  David Broome, piano
Dagmar Spain: “Through the Mirror” image

This newest work is Dagmar's happy return to the Cornelia Street Cafe which includes spoken text by Vaclav Havel and Dagmar Spain, dance, live music and film. “Through the Mirror” is an attempt to go beyond the image we carry of ourselves, our limited perception of who we are, our inner prisons. Performers are Silvana Brizuela-Weigel, Iorgo Papoutsas and Dagmar Spain, with David Broome on piano, film by Lewis Smithingham and Dagmar Spain, light and sound design by Artem Kulakov.

“Literature, film, and theater stimulate her imagination as much as movement and structural concerns; she (Dagmar Spain) creates worlds filled with mystery.” - Katia Bachko, The New Yorker

film: Lewis Smithingham and Dagmar Spain

sound design: Artem Kulakov

photography: Piotr Olszewski

$15 includes a drink

  www.danceimprints.com www.gander.tv/event/cornelia-street-cafe-dagmar-spain-through-mirror-music-and-film-810-6pm-8pm

9:00PM  BOTH SIDES NOW FEST: JEAN ROHE & SPECIAL GUEST LIAM ROBINSON
Jean Rohe, guitar, mandolin, piano, voice;  Liam Robinson, piano, accordion, voice
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“A sure-footed young singer-songwriter” -- The New York Times Jean Rohe is a multi-lingual singer, storyteller, and composer, mixing aesthetic approaches from jazz, folk, and Brazilian traditions. Her one-of-a-kind narrative songs, which range from fantastical riffs on old folktales to autobiographical sojourns, to “phonojournalism”, a genre of her own invention, have won recognition from the ASCAP Foundation and the New York Songwriters Circle, and her refreshingly candid performance won her the audience prize at the Montreux Jazz Festival. Tonight she is joined by long-time collaborator Liam Robinson for an evening of songs they wrote together and apart.

“A sure-footed young singer-songwriter” -- The New York Times

$20 cover includes a drink

  www.jeanrohe.com www.gander.tv/event/cornelia-street-cafe-both-sides-now-fest-jean-rohe-liam-robinson-810-9pm-1030pm

10:30PM  BOTH SIDES NOW FEST: FIT CLUB
Talia Billig, host

Benjamin Lazar Davis, guitar, voice;  Sarah Pedinotti, voice;  Will Graefe, guitar;  Jeremy Gustin, drums
Both Sides Now Fest: Fit Club image
FIT CLUB is the collaboration of Sarah K. Pedinotti (Railbird) and Benjamin Lazar Davis of Cuddle Magic.

$20 cover includes a drink

  www.cuddle-magic.com

Sunday
Aug 11
6:00PM  AN ACOUSTIC JOURNEY WITH YOLISA BAM
Yolisa Bam, vocals;  Christian Delgado, guitar
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Yolisa Bam is a chill-out rhythmic pop singer/songwriter. Raised in Cape Town South Africa, Yolisa grew up in a household where Motown, Jazz, and Pop songs were always playing, sparking her love affair with music at a very early age. After moving from Cape Town to Oakland, CA, she began performing with an acapella group and in the local open mic circuit where she honed her performance chops. When asked what she would like her audience to take away from her music, Yolisa Bam confidently states, “I hope through my writing or my voice, I can inspire someone to love life– even if it’s just one person.” Her biggest inspirations include Sade, Miriam Makeba, Curtis Mayfield and Stevie Wonder. She currently lives in New York City and is in the studio recording her debut mixtape which will be released in the summer of 2013.

$20.00 includes a drink

  www.yolisabam.com

8:30PM  THE NEW YORK FLAMENCO JAZZ PROJECT
Maria Toro, flute;  Andreas Arnold, guitar;  Nacho Arimany, percussion
 THE NEW YORK FLAMENCO JAZZ PROJECT image
The concept of New York Flamenco Jazz Project is that of a collective with changing line ups, featuring distinct artists from both the flamenco and the jazz world. Fifteen musicians from around the globe contributed to the projects first release MOSAICO. A fusion of flamenco with its earthy rawness and passion and jazz with its free spiritedness, harmonic sophistication and improvisation, the music is further inspired by Indian, Arabian and classical music.

$20 cover includes a drink

  www.andreasarnold.info

Drum kit donated by
CANOPUS DRUMS, Japan

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