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Tuesday,  Dec 11 - 6:00PM 
NEW YORK STORY EXCHANGE
Jeff Rose, host

Wes Hazard Matt P, Jude Treder-Wolff Emily Warren
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The New York Story Exchange rounds out 2018 with four great featured storytellers. Have a 5-minute story to tell? Sign up for our 5-for-5 open mic before the show starts!

This month’s host: Jeff Rose—with featured tellers Wes Hazard, Matt P, Jude Treder-Wolff, and Emily Warren.



 $10.00 includes a drink 

Tuesday,  Dec 11 - 8:00PM 
KENNY CHA GROUP
Kenny Cha, guitar, comp.;  Bruce Kang, bass;  Zachary King, drums
Kenny Cha Group image

Jazz guitarist, composer, and a band leader Kenny Cha and his group has been actively performing along the East Coast of the US, including Boston, NYC, New Jersey and other countries including South Korea, Germany, Hungary and others.

Kenny Cha Group will be performing unique arrangements of standards and Mr. Cha’s originals from his album [Souvenirs de L’hiver.


 $10 cover plus $10 minimum    http://www.kennycha.com

Wednesday,  Dec 12 - 6:00PM 
INTERCULTURAL POETRY
Marina Adamovich, guest host

Vladimir Gandelsman Andrey Gritsman
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Intercultural Poetry presents NEW REVIEW, oldest Russian literary magazine

Hosted by Marina Adamovich, Editor in Chief.

Russian-American Poetry


 $10.00 includes a drink 

Wednesday,  Dec 12 - 8:00 & 9:30pm 
ELSA NILSON QUARTET
Elsa Nilson, flute;  Jeff McLaughlin, guitar;  Alex Miner, bass;  Cody Rahn, drums
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"For the 5th year running Swedish/American flutist Elsa Nilsson and her Quartet will bring you their modern version of the traditional Swedish Lucia Celebration. This year the performance will be held at Cornelia Street Cafe on Wednesday December 12th at 8 pm. This uniquely Swedish holiday celebrates the return of light during the darkest time of the year. Nilsson and her Quartet will put their own unique spin on the traditional music drawing from Balkan, Argentinian, Brazilian, Syrian and North African influences with gingerbread cookies and glitter for everyone!

New York City based Swedish/American Flutist and composer Elsa Nilsson approaches music with an attitude of inclusiveness. She believes there is a space to be found in music that gives us the freedom to be exactly who we are, with no pretending and no hiding. The lines between styles become blurred and rules get bent in order to communicate the raw emotion and human moments that tie us all together, creating a deeply personal expression through the lens of Jazz that she hopes is universally relatable. Nilsson is the winner of the 2018 NFA Jazz Flute Competition and holds a BM from Cornish College of The Arts and an MM from NYU.

"One of the most dynamic bandleaders in the New York jazz scene." -Nick Dunston, Hot House Jazz Magazine


 $10 cover plus $10 minimum 

Thursday,  Dec 13 - 6:00PM 
THE FOOD OF LOVE IS BAD FOR YOU!
Alix Elias Richard Marshall Woody Regan
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Great songs about all those things we know good and well aren’t good for us. Alcohol, dope, tobacco, high cholesterol foods, falling in love with the wrong person, etc.etc., irresistible pastimes and vices that hit us where we live— below the belt. A non p.c. evening of songs from 1910 to present day— the enduring appeal of Bad-For-You subject matter is (to quote Mae West) "only human”.

Veteran performers Alix Elias, Richard Marshall, and Woody Regan make up the trio “The Food Of Love”, which has been playing in and around NYC for several years.



 $10.00 cover plus $10.00 minimum 

Thursday,  Dec 13 - 8:00 & 9:30pm 
AARON BURNETT SEXTET
Aaron Burnett, tenor sax, comp.;  Immanuel Wilkins, alto sax;  Corey Wilcox, trombone;  Carlos Homs , piano;  Nick Jozwiak, bass;  Dan Nadeau, drums
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When we play, it feels as if the gears of an intricate, advanced machine are turning with precision…The band is also a statement to the jazz world that the young jazz musician does not need to only revive the past in which the greats created the path of the music, but we need to express what is happening in today’s society of corporate corruption, governmental corruption, and…our dependence on technology. To me, it is imperative that musicians search for our own voices in the music, and at least make attempts to innovate without being fearful of the risks of that journey.

This album is my journey, encapsulated into the micro, every detail of it. I am a journeyman, no beginning, no end. The encapsulation is the anomaly, an illusion, a desperate attempt at capturing something that will never be contained or confined to a moment.

According to Kurt Rosenwinkel, Aaron Burnett is “a standout new voice on the saxophone.” In a very short time, the young musician has already lent his personal and unhindered approach to a breadth of bandleaders including Esperanza Spalding, Wynton Marsalis, Anti-Pop Consortium‘s HPRIZM, Weasel Walter and Kurt himself.


 $10 cover plus $10 minimum 

Friday,  Dec 14 - 6:00PM 
THE MONTHLY: PROSE! POETRY! PARTY! 6!
Peter Carlaftes, Kat Georges hosts

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Featuring Stories and Poems by top Three Rooms Press Authors

Three Rooms Press presents our Fifth Annual Prose! Poetry! Party! featuring award-winning authors (and kick-ass performers!) including Jane Ormerod, Karen Hildebrand, Adam Lance Garcia, Aimee Herman, David Lawton, Jane Lecroy, Patricia Leonard, John Paul, Robert Gibbons, Meagan Brothers, and Kofi Fosu Forson.

The event is hosted by Three Rooms Press co-directors Peter Carlaftes and Kat Georges. All audience members will be eligible to win fabulous free prizes throughout the evening!



 $10.00 includes a drink    http://threeroomspress.com

Friday,  Dec 14 - 8:30 & 10:00pm 
ANDREW RATHBUN QUINTET, CD RELEASE: CHARACTER STUDY
Andrew Rathbun, saxophones;  Tim Hagans, trumpet;  Gary Versace, piano;  Jay Anderson, bass;  Bill Stewart, drums

Celebrating the release of his latest cd “Character Study."

Andrew Rathbun, saxophonist, composer, bandleader and Toronto native, has achieved a rare depth of lyricism and compositional intelligence in 20 years as a recording artist.

Voted as a “rising star” in the 2018 Downbeat Critics Poll, he has documented his stirring original music with an array of extraordinary lineups over the last 20 years.

“Rathbun’s lines dance and glide,” writes David Whiteis of Jazztimes, “reflecting both childlike wonder and well-honed artistry.”

“Atwood Suites”, Rathbun’s recent jazz-orchestra project, was summarized in Jazziz magazine; “on the basis of this cd alone, Rathbun deserves to be ranked among today’s top arranger- composers.”


 $10 cover plus $10 minimum    http://www.andrewrathbun.com

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Saturday,  Dec 15 - 6:00PM 
AN EVENING OF SONG, POETRY, AND MUSIC
Barry Wallenstein, poetry;  Alan Rosenthal, piano;  Ken Filiano, bass;  Robert Silverman, trumpet;  Jeremy Carlstedt, drums;  Vincent Chancey, french horn;  Kaori Yamada, hand drum;  and Jeffery Cyphers Wright, guest poet
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 10.00 cover plus $10.00 minimum; $10.00 total for students 
Saturday,  Dec 15 - 8:30 & 10:00pm 
ANDREW RATHBUN QUINTET, CD RELEASE: CHARACTER STUDY
Andrew Rathbun, saxophones;  Tim Hagans, trumpet;  Gary Versace, piano;  Jay Anderson, bass;  Bill Stewart, drums

Celebrating the release of his latest cd “Character Study."

Andrew Rathbun, saxophonist, composer, bandleader and Toronto native, has achieved a rare depth of lyricism and compositional intelligence in 20 years as a recording artist.

Voted as a “rising star” in the 2018 Downbeat Critics Poll, he has documented his stirring original music with an array of extraordinary lineups over the last 20 years.

“Rathbun’s lines dance and glide,” writes David Whiteis of Jazztimes, “reflecting both childlike wonder and well-honed artistry.”

“Atwood Suites”, Rathbun’s recent jazz-orchestra project, was summarized in Jazziz magazine; “on the basis of this cd alone, Rathbun deserves to be ranked among today’s top arranger- composers.”


 $10 cover plus $10 minimum    http://www.andrewrathbun.com

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Sunday,  Dec 16 - 6:00PM 
CONCEPT LAB VOLUME IV
Seth Boustead, piano;  Talia Dicker, cello;  Irene Fitzgerald-Cherry , violin;  Miles Massicotte, piano;  Gene Pritsker, electric guitar;  Roger Tréfousse, piano
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Composers: Seth Boustead, Max Grafe, Gene Pritsker, William Jason Raynovich, Will Rowe, Roger Tréfousse

PROGRAM: Adrift by Seth Boustead, Ephemeroptera Studies: Book I by Max Grafe, Concept By Gene Pritsker, Commercial Etudes: Installment One and Tryptych by Will Rowe

Concept Lab is an exciting new exploratory music series featuring finished works, works in progress, improvised works and collaborative and multi-disciplinary projects in all stages of completion.

Created by composers Seth Boustead and Will Rowe and run as a collective, Concept Lab is a showcase of the newest of the new and an exciting sneak preview of mainstays on the upcoming New York performance scene.


 $10.00 includes a drink 

Sunday,  Dec 16 - 8:00 & 9:30pm 
HELIO ALVES QUARTET
Billy Newman, host

Helio Alves, piano;  Vic Juris, guitar;  Edward Perez, bass;  Matt Wilson, drums
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A native of Sao Paulo, Brazil, pianist Helio Alves combines the rhythmic complexity of modern brazilian music with the edgy energy of contemporary jazz. A resident of NYC since the early '90s, Alves has received high praise as an in-demand sideman with the likes of Joe Henderson, Yo-Yo Ma, Paquito D'Rivera, Airto Moreira, Claudio Roditi, Rosa Passos and Sadao Watanabe, to name but a few. Helio has also released four albums under his own name: "Trios" (1998), "Portrait in Black & White" (2004), "It's Clear" (2009) and, "Musica" featuring Antonio Sanchez, Reuben Rogers, Claudio Roditi and Romero Lubambo. He is one of the most sought after Brazilian Jazz pianists in the world.


 $10 cover plus $10 minimum    http://https:// en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helio_Alves

Monday,  Dec 17 - 6:00PM 
BENNINGTON WRITERS - FICTION
V. Hansmann, host

Michael Ahn Dan McDermott Marcelo Castro Salinas Miriam Camitta Kelly Tanner
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Tonight's lineup features five fearless fiction writers - Michael Ahn, Dan McDermott, Marcelo Castro Salinas, Miriam Camitta, and Kelly Tanner.


 $10.00 includes a drink    http://vleecker.com

Monday,  Dec 17 - 8:30PM 
GRACIOUS IMBIBING 5: ADELPHI MFA ALUMNI READING & HOLIDAY PARTY
Village of Crickets, hosts

Michelle Bermudez Chris Eder Sara Sherr
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It's time to get M E R R Y !

The festivities will begin with a toast to all of our hard-working writers, and our amazing literary community.

Readings by Michelle Bermudez, Chris Eder, Sara Sherr and a special guest.

We will also continue in our traditional Secret Santa Book Swap. Please bring a gift-wrapped book of any genre (one that you love) for some special person to choose from the pile. Leave a note inside if you wish.

As always, we welcome you to invite friends or significant others to join in the celebration. Readings will begin promptly at 9pm. Gift giving will commence at 10ish. This will be a wine & spirit event, so grab dinner beforehand. We are looking forward to seeing all of your smiling faces, and celebrating all of your hard work!

Free & Open to the public.


 No cover 

Tuesday,  Dec 18 - 6:00PM 
ANIMALS IN MY EAR
Adam Fisher, cello, vocals, compositions;  plus special guests
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Cellist, composer, and vocalist Adam Fisher presents ANIMALS IN MY EAR, an evening of his hilarious and poetic animal songs, in the songwriting tradition of Bob Dorough, Dave Frishberg, and Tom Lehrer. Each animal gets its own musical and lyrical voice, from the rockabilly "Feed the Kitty", to the Latin-tinged "Tango in the Deep", to the Brazilian "Blue-Toed Rhinoceros". A virtuoso classically trained at Juilliard, Fisher revels in the lush bowed sound of his chosen instrument. But here he builds improvised solos more like a jazz horn player, or strums, plucks, and slaps his cello like an oversized Gypsy guitar, as he winds his way through clever metaphorical lyrics, with catchy melodies that just may get caught in your ear.

With special guests TBA.


 $10.00 cover plus $10.00 minimum 

Tuesday,  Dec 18 - 8:00PM 
CYNTHIA SOL
Cynthia Sol, vocals;  Jesse Elder, piano;  Alex Wyatt, drums;  Richard Padron, guitar;  tba, bass
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Cynthia Sol is fast becoming the premier female artist in Latin music.

Her Latin side gives her music incredible passion and emotion, while her American side gives her the freedom to develop her natural talent and pursue her artistic dreams. Cynthia’s debut EP was produced by renowned Grammy winning composer and producer David Kahne.


 $10.00 cover plus $10.00 minimum    http://www.cynthiasol.com

Tuesday,  Dec 18 - 9:30PM 
JOE PINO QUINTET
Joe Pino, trumpet/flugelhorn;  Philip Weberndorfer, guitar;  Santiago Liebson, piano;  Emiliano Lasansky, bass;  Andrew Kushnir, drums
Joe Pino Quintet image

High energy straight-ahead jazz featuring Joe’s original compositions and arrangements. Influenced by the music of Freddie Hubbard, and Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers.

“Joe Pino is a great young player. A fresh new voice on the scene!” - International Jazz Trumpet Artist, Jim Rotondi


 $10.00 cover plus $10.00 minimum    http://joepinojazz.com

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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