This Week @ The CORNELIA STREET CAFE, NOVEMBER 15-21, 2010
(Published: November 16, 2010)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
"A CULINARY AS WELL AS A CULTURAL LANDMARK"
Proclamation, City of New York, 1987
This Week @ The CORNELIA STREET CAFE
NOVEMBER 15-21, 2010
Venue: Cornelia Street Café
"A Culinary As Well A Cultural Landmark"
Proclamation, City of New York, 1987
For reservations and more info call 212 989 9319, located at 29 Cornelia Street, Greenwich Village, NYC 10014, email us - firstname.lastname@example.org
Event: This Week at The Cornelia Street Café
Showtimes: Weeknights: 6:00 PM, 8:30 PM, 10:00 PM, Weekends: 6:00 PM, 9:00 PM and 10:30 PM (doors open @ 5:45 PM-early shows, & @ 8:30 PM-late shows)
Admission: Cover charge varies, when known, indicated below
November 15-21 @ The Cornelia Street Cafe:
For the full schedule of music and spoken word/literary events please contact Red Cat Publicity or visit www.corneliastreetcafe.co...
Tuesday, November 16
8:30PM BLUE TUESDAYS:PETER ELDRIDGE
Peter Eldridge, vocals; Tim Lefebvre, bass; Ben Wittman, drums
Peter Eldridge is returning to Cornelia Street in a trio setting, with Tim Lefebvre on bass and Ben Wittman on drums. Along with many songs of Eldridge's past repertoire, he will be debuting songs from some of his current projects, among them a musical about the life and art of Gustav Klimt, as well as music he composed for a documentary about women reporters in WWII entitled 'No Job for a Woman. Special guests making an appearance as well. Julie Hardy, Host. Cover $10
Wednesday, November 17
8:30PM HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DAVID AND ROBIN!
Happy 148th Birthday, David and Robin! The legendary David Amram, composer, conductor, author, Beat legend and American icon, celebrates his 80th birthday with music, readings, tributes and bibulation. By a synchronous fluke, the cafe's founder and Minister of Culture, Robin Hirsch, celebrates a less venerable birthday the following day and joins the festivities as MC and junior celebrant. He has promised his children he will refrain from singing . . . Cover $10
Thursday, November 18
8:30PM THE KIRK KNUFFKE QUARTET
(Kirk Knuffke, cornet, compositions; Brian Drye, trombone; Mark Helias, bass; Jeff Davis, drums)
Shortly after arriving in New York in 2005 Kirk met trombonist Brian Drye and drummer Jeff Davis and set about forming his long-standing Quartet. Now legendary bassist Mark Helias has joined the fold. The Quartet released it first album "Big Wig" in 2007 on Cleanfeed records and has received many glowing reviews from critics around the globe. Nate Chinen of the The New York Times called it "a smartly self-assured debut." Scott Yanow of the All Music Guide explained the Quartet's playing as "explorative and advanced yet concise." The Quartet has been Kirk's outlet for his numerous original compositions which fuse his many influences: his first public appearances playing Dixieland with his great uncle, his formative years in blues bands, and his great love for jazz both free and structured. This came across clearly to All About Jazz's Troy Collins who described the Quartet's music as "sinuous free bop with deep roots in Pre-War swing as well as Post-War innovations." "Over the last couple years, New York trumpeter Kirk Knuffke has quietly emerged as one of the most exciting and flexible hornmen on the scene." Peter Margasak Downbeat Magazine. Cover $10
Friday, November 19
9:00PM & 10:30PM ADAM KOLKER TRIO FEATURING BILLY HART AND JOHN HEBERT
(Adam Kolker, saxophone, bass clarinet; John Hebert, bass; Billy Hart, drums) This trio reunites for the first time since Kolker's 2006 release "Sultanic Verses" on SatchmoJazz Records. The group will explore jazz standards - with some originals thrown in - in their intimate and unique way. Saxophonist and Bass Clarinetist Adam Kolker "is of the school that favors unhurried journeys through tunes, expand(s) on them and in the process create(s) new music." AllAbout Jazz "[He is] a real improviser, making impulsive choices about phrasing and how to imply a chord, giving each of his notes a strong, strange character." Ben Ratliff -- NY TImes
Bassist John Hebert, a musical companion of Kolker's for over 10 years, is one of the most imaginative musicians today. His unbounded creativity and masterful playing brings an unbridled excitement to all of his performances. Billy Hart is unquestionably one of the greatest drummers in jazz history. He has performed and recorded with everyone, among them Stan Getz and Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock. Cover $10
Saturday, November 20
9:00PM & 10:30PM ELLERY ESKELIN TRIO
(Ellery Eskelin, tenor saxophone; Gary Versace, organ; Nasheet Waits, drums) Inspired by his mother "Bobbie Lee" who played Hammond B3 organ professionally in Baltimore in the early sixties, veteran saxophonist Ellery Eskelin explores the organ trio format with stellar bandmates Gary Versace and Nasheet Waits. "...brilliant and consummately versatile..." Time Out New York. Cover $10
Sunday, November 21
CD RELEASE PERFORMANCE! 8:30PM
BOBBY AVEY QUARTET FEATURING DAVE LIEBMAN
(Dan Weiss, drums; Bobby Avey, piano; Dave Liebman, saxophone; Thomson Kneeland, bass) Pianist/composer/bandleader Bobby Avey celebrates the release of his debut CD A New Face (August 1, 2010, jayDell) in concert on Sunday, November 21 with his band featuring Dave Liebman on sax, Thomson Kneeland on bass and Dan Weiss on drums. Consisting exclusively of Avey's original material, A New Face documents the astonishingly wide breadth of the 25-year-old performer's body of work. The CD features Avey with his tightly connected trio of five years featuring bassist Thomson Kneeland and drummer Jordan Perlson, as well as saxophone legend David Liebman on four tracks. Avey has worked with Liebman for many years, and earned critical acclaim for his work on Liebman's 2006 release Vienna Dialogues (ZOHO). "A stand-out debut by an indisputable rising star." - Dan McClenaghan, All About Jazz. " if there's been a better jazz debut album this year, we haven't heard it." - Lucid Culture. "(Avey's) playing is consistently rewarding" - Ken Dryden, All Music Guide. Cover $10
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COMING UP at the Cornelia Street Cafe:
Happy Birthday David Amram
Plus Robin Hirsch - Minister of Culture
November 17 @ 8:30 & 10:00 PM, $10 & a one drink minimum: Happy Birthday, David Amram! The legendary composer, conductor, author, Beat legend and American icon, celebrates his 80th birthday with music, readings, tributes and bibulation. By a synchronous fluke, the Cornelia Street Cafe's Minister of Culture, Wine Czar and Dean of Faculty, Robin Hirsch, celebrates a less venerable birthday the following day and joins the festivities as MC and junior celebrant.
Hirsch, who came to the US as a Fulbright Scholar from England in 1967, founded the Cornelia Street Cafe with two other artists in 1977. He looks on the cafe as carrying on the tradition that Amram helped create in the fifties and sixties. The Cafe started out as one room with a toaster-oven. Over the last thirty-three years it has quintupled in size, it has won numerous awards both for its food and wine and for its performances, but it has remained at heart an artists' café. Singer-songwriter Suzanne Vega started out here, as did Eve Ensler's Vagina Monologues. Senator & presidential candidate Eugene McCarthy & attorney-activist William Kunstler have read their poetry; Dr. Oliver Sacks continues to read his prose. Nobel Laureate Roald Hoffmann presents a monthly Science Series; members of Monty Python & the Royal Shakespeare Company intermittently perform. Cornelia Street now offers some 700 shows a year, two a night, ranging from science to songwriting, from Russian poetry to Latin jazz, from theatre to cabaret.
And on the first Monday of every month the Cornelia Street Stadium, as David Amram affectionately calls it, presents Amram and Co, a series which explores in his highly personable, generous and informal style the astonishing variety of 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.
On Wednesday November 17th at 8:30 PM he will be joined by Robin Hirsch, who celebrates his own birthday the following day. Hirsch, in addition to overseeing the performance program at CSC, is the author of the acclaimed memoir, Last Dance at the Hotel Kempinski; the solo performance cycle Mosaic: Fragments of a Jewish Life; and the award-winning collaboration with his children, FEG: Stupid Poems for Intelligent Children.
Amram will have his usual accomplices-Kevin Twigg on drums and glockenspiel; John de Witt on bass and various junior Amrams on percussion and vocals. Hirsch will perform and (his great forte) schmooze. However, he has promised his children that he will not sing. It is not inconceivable that there will be surprise guests.
Other Upcoming HIGHLIGHTS:
Friday & Saturday, Nov 26 & 27
JOHN MCNEIL'S URBAN LEGEND
John McNeil; Kenny Pexton; Steve Cardenas; Ben Allison; Rodney Green
Sunday, Nov 28
MARK DRESSER QUINTET
Mark Dresser; Rudresh Mahanthappa; Amir ElSaffar; Denman Maroney; Tom Rainey
Wednesday, Dec 1
BRAD SHEPIK QUARTET
Brad Shepik; Tom Beckham; Jorge Roeder; Mark Guiliana 8:30PM
Tuesday, Dec 7
THEO BLECKMANN & BEN MONDER DUO
Theo Bleckmann; Ben Monder 8:30PM
Julie Hardy, Host, host.
Friday, Dec 10
Tony Malaby; Paul Motian; Angelica Sanchez; Ben Monder 9PM & 10:30PM
Saturday, Dec 11
ORANGE DOUBLE TENOR, CD REL AND 70TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION
Mario Pavone; Tony Malaby; Marty Ehrlich; Dave Ballou; Peter Madsen; Gerald Cleaver 9PM & 10:30PM
Friday & Saturday, Dec 17 & 18
REZ ABBASI'S INVOCATION
Vijay Iyer; Rudresh Mahanthappa; Johannes Weidenmueller; Dan Weiss 9PM & 10:30PM
Thursday, Dec 23
MATT WILSON'S CHRISTMAS TREE-O
Jeff Lederer; Paul Sikivie; Matt Wilson 8:30PM
Thursday, Dec 30
TOM RAINEY TRIO
Mary Halvorson; Ingrid Laubrock; Tom Rainey 8:30PM
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Pianist/Composer DAVID COOK performing music from his debut CD, Pathway, on Brooklyn Jazz Underground Records with MATT CLOHESY and MARK FERBER!!!
Thursday, January 6, 2011
Friday & Saturday, January 7 & 8
THE COMPANY OF HEAVEN JAZZ FESTIVAL
Friday, January 7, 2011:
8:30 PM - Matt Darriau's Ballin' the Jack
9:45 PM - Refuge Trio - Theo Bleckmann/Gary Versace/John Hollenbeck
11:00 PM - Michael Musillami Trio - Old Tea
Saturday, January 8, 2011:
8:30 PM - Jon Irabagon & Mike Pride - I Don't Hear Nothin' but the Blues
9:45 PM - Jay Clayton Trio - In & Out of Love
11:00 PM - Mario Pavone's Totem Quartet
Thursday & Friday, January 20 & 21:
Friday, Feb 18, 2011
DAN TEPFER DUO SERIES with Special Guest PAUL MOTIAN!
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Press Enquiries on the Cornelia Street Cafe,
Please Contact: Jason Paul Harman Byrne - Red Cat Publicity, Tel (347) 578 7601, Email Redcatjazz@mac.com
More Information: http://corneliastreetcafe.com
Red Cat Publicity