December at The Cornelia Street Cafe!
(Published: December 01, 2010)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
"A CULINARY AS WELL AS A CULTURAL LANDMARK"
Proclamation, City of New York, 1987
THE CORNELIA STREET CAFE
Venue: The 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: December 2010 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
What makes The Cornelia Street Café a true New York City landmark, an epicurean destination, an artist's café that cultivates and inspires, and one of the few remaining Greenwich Village bastions for creative music, spoken word, art, theatre, cabaret and much more':
-For more than thirty years the Café has provided food for the soul as well as the body, with more than 700 performances a year covering everything from science to songwriting, from Russian poetry to Latin jazz, from theatre to cabaret.
-When the Café opened its doors on July 4th weekend, 1977, it was run by three artists, there was one room with a toaster-oven, a cappuccino machine and a refrigerator display case. Now, the three artists remain, but with two full kitchens and two full bars which serve more than thirty wines by the glass. There are three dining rooms, one with a working fireplace, and an audience and artist-friendly performance space. And in the summer there is one of the Village's loveliest sidewalk cafes.
-Singer/songwriter Suzanne Vega got her start at the Café, 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.
-The Cornelia Street Café represents a long and excellent past with the jazz scene in New York City. One that extends from Sheila Jordan all the way to Paul Motian, and yet has plenty of room for up and coming artists who are redefining the modern vocabulary of what jazz improvisation is. It is this unique quality of providing a space which encourages the contemporary and new, while keeping any eye on the past, that truly sets the Café apart.
-Mathew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker went on their first date at The Café.
Awards & Distinctions:
Zagat Nightlife - Award of Distinction
All About Jazz New York - Top 5 venues in NYC & jazz venue of the year, 2008
DownBeat Magazine's 100 Great Jazz Clubs of The World
New York Post's Must Bar
Poetry Calendar's Best Poetry Series in New York
Time Out's Top 100 Restaurants
The Village Voice's Best of New York Food
Village Arts Award Inspired Cuisine
Where Magazine Best Neighborhood Ambiance
Waterford Crystal Award of Distinction Best Wine-By-The-Glass Program.
For the full schedule of music and spoken word events please contact Red Cat Publicity or visit www.corneliastreetcafe.co...
NEW YEAR'S EVE @ THE CORNELIA STREET CAFÉ:
Friday, December 31:
THE LIAR SHOW - Hosted by Andy Christie
4 Storytellers, 3 True Stories, 1 Pack of Lies, $15
NINA MOFFITT & BAND
Vocalist NINA MOFFITT uses an instrumental approach to interpret music from a distinctive, genre-bending perspective. A native of Brooklyn, Nina learned to integrate diverse musical influences at an early age through collaborations with her father, pianist Peter Moffitt, and through studying the music of masters such as Sarah Vaughan, Joni Mitchell, and Wayne Shorter. These influences led Nina to develop herself as both a storyteller and an instrumentalist alike, bridging the gap between lyrical delivery and collective improvisation. Nina recently received her B.A. with honors in cultural anthropology at Oberlin College, where she studied with mezzo soprano Lorraine Manz and jazz professors Wendell Logan, Marcus Belgrave, Robert Ferazza, Peter Dominguez and Paul Samuels. Nina recently released her new EP Where I Have Been, a collection of her arrangements by composers ranging from Ravi Coltrane to Joanna Newsom. Cover $20
RIBS AND BRISKET REVUE
Paul Shapiro, sax, clarinet, vocals; Cilla Owens, vocals; Glenn Turner, vocals; Dan Rosengard, piano; Brad Jones, bass; Tony Allen, drums
"Hard blowing, finger-snapping, klezmer-inflected jazz and wailing big city blues that suddenly slips into Yiddish." "Mr. Shapiro, transforms the ritual of a Friday night Shabbat service into a rollicking downtown jam." - The New York Times. Shapiro's "Essen" Chosen as "Number 1 CD of 2008." - David Pulizzi, Jazziz. Woodwind player and composer Paul Shapiro, who's earned wide acclaim for his three Tzadik CDs and his dynamic performances, brings his fabled "Ribs and Brisket Revue" -an uplifting, funky-historical Harlemite Yiddish Swing band back to the famed Cornelia Street Café for their sixth straight New Year's Eve Celebration! Cover $60
Wednesday, December 1, 8:30 PM
BRAD SHEPIK QUARTET
Brad Shepik, guitar; Tom Beckham, vibraphone; Jorge Roeder, bass; Mark Guiliana, drums. Brad Shepik who has spent time in a host of groups led by luminaries (Paul Motian, Charlie Haden, Carla Bley, Dave Douglas, Joey Baron, Pachora) will perform with his new quartet music from their upcoming CD "Across the Way" (Songlines). "Downtown guitarist Brad Shepik goes far too long between albums; the best way to keep tabs on this compelling melodist, nimble improviser and thoughtful composer is to catch him on the bandstand." Time Out NY Cover $10 www.bradshepik.com
Thursday, December 2, 8:30 PM
SCOTT LEE GROUP
Scott Lee, bass, compositions; Billy Drewes, reeds; Gary Versace, piano; Jeff Hirshfield, drums. Bassist/Composer Scott Lee has been leading a group of close musical friends to experiment in different forms and new ways of improvising. Scott will be performing music from his new CD "Leaving" (Steeplechase Records). "This is the heart and soul of Jazz and improvised music - Scott, with Billy Drewes, Gary Versace and Jeff Hirshfield, capture your attention and take you places....They are some of my favorite improvisers, Beautiful!" Joe Lovano "Maybe the annual jazz awards need to add a new category for musicians like Scott Lee. It could be titled "master musicians deserving of wider recognition." Mark Corrotto, All About Jazz. Cover $10 www.scottleemusic.com
Friday, December 3, 6:00 PM
DAVIDA SINGER & FRIENDS: KHUPE & BEYOND
Ken Filiano, bass; Frank London, trumpet; John Rangel, piano. 'khupe' is the Hebrew word for marriage canopy. khupe & beyond is the join of poetry and music (jazz and klezmer), in which each has its own integrity and voice. The two meet through harmonies and textural blend, expanded by improvisational riffs. Thus, no two performances are exactly alike. There is always the journey but each flight is unique, spontaneous and filled with magic and surprise. Cover $10 plus $7 food or drink minimum.
Friday, December 3, 9:00 & 10:30 PM
GERALD CLEAVER GROUP
Jean Carla Rodea, vocals; Andrew Bishop, reeds; Dave Ballou, trumpet; Chris Lightcap, bass; Gerald Cleaver, drums. Gerald Cleaver, born in Detroit in 1963, began playing drums, trumpet, and violin at an early age. He earned a BA in music education from University of Michigan and, while there, was awarded a National Endowment For The Arts Jazz Study Fellowship to study with Victor Lewis. He worked as a band teacher in Detroit, Lecturer at Michigan State University and Assistant Professor at University of Michigan before relocating to New York. Over the years he has worked with Roscoe Mitchell, Henry Threadgill, Hank Jones, Joe Morris, Craig Taborn, William Parker, and Miroslav Vitous, to name only a few. In 2002, Cleaver's Veil of Names, featuring Mat Maneri, Ben Monder, Andrew Bishop, Craig Taborn, and Reid Anderson, received a Best Debut Recording nomination from the Jazz Journalists Association for their album Adjust. Cleaver also leads the bands Uncle June, Violet Hour, and Farmers By Nature. Cleaver has assembled some of the top musicians to work in this group. Cover $10 www.myspace.com/geraldcle...
Saturday & Sunday, December 4 & 5, 9:00 & 10:30 PM
JOEL HARRISON SEPTET: SINGULARITY
Joel Harrison, guitar; Zach Brock, violin; Donny McCaslin, saxophones; Dana Leong, cello; Gary Versace, piano; Stephan Crump, bass; Clarence Penn, drums. Guitarist, composer, and Guggenheim Fellow Joel Harrison debuts a new project this fall entitled Singularity, featuring a septet of top-notch New York jazz musicians. These new compositions were commissioned by Chamber Music America's "New Works" program. Harrison's compositional influences span the globe. It's only appropriate then, that for the Singularity jazz project, he's made use of techniques employed by classical composers like John Adams, Charles Ives, and Olivier Messiaen. Singularity merges Harrison's wealth of experience in jazz and world styles with his longstanding interest in contemporary composition to create a sound that's often described as "chamber jazz". Cover $15 www.joelharrison.com
Sunday, December 5, 6:00 PM
Serial Underground: New York's premier New Music Variety Show
From Sandover, a short new opera for four singers and supertitle screen, with libretto adapted from James Merrill's epic poem The Changing Light at Sandover. Cover $10 www.composerscollab.org
Monday, December 6, 8:30 PM
AMRAM & CO
David Amram, piano, French horn, flutes, composition & surprises; Kevin Twigg, drums, glockenspiel; John de Witt, bass; Adam Amram, percussion. 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, December 7, 8:30 PM
THEO BLECKMANN & BEN MONDER DUO
Theo Bleckmann, voice, live electronics; Ben Monder, guitar
For over 15 years, the Theo Bleckmann & Ben Monder duo has frequently toured the U.S., Europe and Asia creating a unique approach to what might be called "jazz art song", blurring the boundaries between jazz, classical, ambient and rock. Bleckmann's vocal style is based on a thorough understanding of the jazz vocal tradition as well as "extended vocal techniques" (he has been a principal in Meredith Monk's Vocal Ensemble since 1994) and also uses electronic looping and processing in order to create choral and textural soundscapes. Film fans will note that Bleckmann created the alien language used in the film Men In Black. Bleckmann was recently interviewed by Terry Gross for Fresh Air on NPR and received a GRAMMY nomination in 2010 for his CD of Ives songs with Kneebody. The duo's continued collaborations on both Bleckmann's "Origami" and Monder's "Excavation" and "Oceana" have garnered great critical acclaim world-wide. "...so virtuosic and inventive a pair...the two share a subtle discipline that results in a focused, cohesive whole...Rarely have such individual musicians sounded so single-minded." Shaun Brady, DownBeat. Julie Hardy, Host. Cover $15 www.TheoBleckmann.com
Thursday, December 9, 8:30 PM
THE MICHAEL ATTIAS SEXTET
Michaël Attias, alto saxophone; Ralph Alessi, trumpet; Mark Taylor, french horn; Matt Moran, vibraphone; Sean Conly, bass; Nasheet Waits, drums. Michaël Attias' 2010 Clean Feed release, Twines of Colesion, was called "one of the year's standout jazz albums, an alternately gritty and romantic set, perched on the border between postbop and the avant-garde."-Time Out NY. Cover $10 www.michaelattias.com
Friday, December 10, 9:00 & 10:30 PM
Tony Malaby, tenor, soprano saxophone; Paul Motian, drums; Angelica Sanchez, piano; Ben Monder, guitar. Tony Malaby leads a stellar quartet featuring drum legend Paul Motian in a rare New York performance kicking off FOUR MONTHS OF PAUL MOTIAN. Reservations highly recommended. Cover $15, www.tonymalaby.com
Saturday, December 11, 9:00 & 10:30 PM
ORANGE DOUBLE TENOR, CD RELEASE AND 70TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION
Mario Pavone, bass, compositions; Tony Malaby, saxophones; Marty Ehrlich, saxophones; Dave Ballou, trumpet; Peter Madsen, piano; Gerald Cleaver, drums. The bassist and composer will celebrate his 70th birthday, 45 years in music, and a propulsive new CD - ARC SUITE with his ORANGE DOUBLE TENOR SEXTET.
" ... Pavone's music has the rhythmic and harmonic grids of be-bop and all that descends from it, and the cathartic tracing-in-air of free jazz"-Ben Ratliff, New York Times, Cover $15 www.mariopavone.com
Sunday, December 12, 6:00 PM
AN EVENING OF POETRY & MUSIC
Barry Wallenstein, poetry, (all new work); Adam Birnbaum, piano; Lindsey Horner, bass; Vincent Chancey, French horn; Neal Haiduck, clarinet; & guest Musicians (TBA), plus Special Guest Poet, David Friedman
Sunday, December 12, 8:30 PM
JAMES SHIPP'S NÓS NOVO
James Shipp, vibraphone, percussion; Becca Stevens, vocals, charango; Gilad Hekselman, guitar; Rogério Boccato, drums, percussion; Special Guest: Doug Wamble, guitar, vocals. Nós Novo is Shipp's laboratory for exploring the commonalities and clashes between jazz-based improvisation, traditional folk music from the UK and Ireland, and grooves from the drum cultures of Brazil, the middle east, and India. The group's repertoire runs the gamut from 300-year-old Irish songs to Thelonious Monk tunes to Björk and José Gonzalez. Nós Novo has been delighting audiences since 2008, and has made notable appearances at New York's Irish Arts Center, the 2010 Melbourne Jazz Festival, and the women's gymnasium on Rikers Island. The group released its debut CD, Strange Sweethearts in America, in October of 2009. "More amazing than the boldness of the mix is the seamlessness with which it all comes together on the band's lovely new debut album..." -Time Out New York Cover $10 www.jamesshipp.com
Monday, December 13, 8:30 PM
Tim Ferguson, bass; Rob Henke, trumpet; Diane Moser, piano
Inside/Out is a trio with a unique sound and open mindedness about music and improvisation that weaves in and out of musical lines through the tapestry of ensemble playing. photo by Chris Drukker. $5 with student i.d. Cover $10 http://timfergusonmusic.c...
Monday, December 13, 10:00 PM
"WORDS AND MUSIC" THE NEW SCHOOL FOR JAZZ AND CONTEMPORARY MUSIC
Mika Harry, vocals; Tristan Cooley, flute; Faiz Lamouri, tenor sax; Diederik Rijpstra, trumpet; Daniel Galvano, piano; Rachel Housle, percussion; Kiril Orenstein, percussion; Diane Moser, director. Breaking it down letter by letter-telling a story-rhythmic codes-poetic ebb and flow- exploring the use of "words" as a compositional/improvisational tool. Featuring: Mika Harry-vocals, Tristan Cooley-flute, Faiz Lamouri-tenor sax, Diederik Rijpstra-trumpet, Daniel Galvano-piano, Rachel Housle and Kiril Orenstein-percussion, Diane Moser-director, photo by Yasu Sorimach. $5 with student i.d. Cover $10
Tuesday, December 14, 8:30 PM
JAZZ AND LOVE SONGS . . . MICHAEL LYDON AND FRIENDS
Ellen Mandel, piano, vocals; Curtis Fowlkes, trombone; Dave Hofstra, bass; Rudy Lawless, drums; Gennaro Kravitz, vocals; Amy Fitts, vocals; Michael Lydon, guitar, vocals. Michael Lydon a songwriter well-known in the East Village, sings and whistles standards and his own easy-going pop-jazz tunes with a swinging horn-and-rhythm combo. A founding editor of Rolling Stone was back in 1967, Lydon also wrote the definitive biography of Ray Charles, has films on YouTube, and is "The Handsomest Man in the World!! "Funny and musical" Daily News "Knows and cares about the music" - LA Times "Charming" - San Francisco Chronicle Cover $10 www.michaellydon.com
Wednesday, December 15, 8:30 PM
Josh Sinton, baritone saxophone; Kirk Knuffke, cornet; Sean Conly, bass; Tomas Fujiwara, drums. Ideal Bread is the brainchild of Brooklyn-based creative musician Josh Sinton (baritone saxophone). Using the idiosyncratic and underplayed compositions of Steve Lacy as a starting point, he has created a group that has blossomed into a dynamic and charismatic band. Kirk Knuffke's cornet adds subtlety and nuance while Tomas Fujiwara's energetic churning on the drums provides ballast. Joining them on bass will be Sean Conly. Ideal Bread's 2nd CD Transmit: Vol. 2 of the Music of Steve Lacy was just released in June of 2010 on Cuneiform Records. It retains the energy and verve of their first CD (The Ideal Bread available from KMB-Jazz) but also reveals a keen sense of vision and purpose. This is a show that will be both familiar and strange at the same time promising familiar jazz tropes next to modern-day abstractions. "Ideal Bread embraces the fierce originality and rigor of Lacy's original music and remake it in an utterly distinctive way. Four and a half stars." Peter Margasak Cover $10 www.myspace.com/idealbrea...
Thursday, December 16, 8:30 PM
SAM TRAPCHAK'S PUT TOGETHER FUNNY
Sam Trapchak, bass; Tom Chang, guitar; Michael Attias, alto sax; Arthur Vint, drums. Bassist Sam Trapchak heads up this dynamic, newly formed quartet on the heels of recording it's first album over the summer. Although jazz is their common ground, the band's unique sound is the result of a proficiency in a wide range of styles such as heavy metal, afro-beat and country. The concert will feature innovative and highly varied compositions by Trapchak and guitarist Tom Chang. Cover $10
Friday & Saturday, December 17 & 18, 9:00 & 10:30 PM
REZ ABBASI'S INVOCATION
Vijay Iyer, piano; Rudresh Mahanthappa, alto saxophone; Johannes Weidenmueller, bass; Dan Weiss, drums. Guitarist Rez Abbasi returns to the Cornelia St. Cafe to premiere the culmination of his Chamber Music America commission, Motherland Suite. His quintet, Invocation, features a stellar not to be missed lineup. The group will hit the studio the following week to record their sophomore album. With the musical results and subsequent accolades from their 2009 debut album, Things To Come, the music of Motherland Suite, promises to be at least as contagious and vibrant. Motherland Suite draws upon the devotional qawwali music of Abbasi's Pakistani heritage. Qawwali is most commonly known in America through the body of work of the late great singer, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. Cover $15 www.reztone.com
Sunday, December 19, 8:30 PM
JONI & JOHANNES
Mairi Dorman-Phaneuf, cello; Simon Mulligan, piano; Jessica Molaskey, vocals; Mary Beth Peil, vocals; Randy Landau, bass
Join cellist Mairi Dorman-Phaneuf and pianist Simon Mulligan for a unique evening featuring the music of Johannes Brahms and Joni Mitchell, with guest stars Jessica Molaskey and Mary Beth Peil, and arrangements by Jason Robert Brown and Jonathan Tunick. Cover $15
Tuesday, December 21, 8:30 PM
CAMERON BROWN AND DANNIE'S CALYPSO
Cameron Brown, bass; Tony Jefferson, drums, cymbals; Russ Johnson, trumpet, cornet, flugelhorn; Lisa Parrott, soprano, alto, baritone saxes; Jason Rigby, soprano, tenor saxes. Cameron Brown and Dannie's Calypso was born out of my seminal experience with Don Cherry and ten years of exhilarating intensity with Don Pullen, George Adams and Dannie Richmond. In addition to original compositions, we especially key on Don Cherry's "cocktail suite" concept: a harmelodic melding of a number of compositions into a cohesive, continuous set of music. The band features a group of astounding improvisers: Russ Johnson, Jason Rigby, Lisa Parrott, Cameron Brown and Tony Jefferson. Cover $10
Thursday, December 23, 8:30 PM
MATT WILSON'S CHRISTMAS TREE-O
Jeff Lederer, saxophones; Paul Sikivie, bass; Matt Wilson, drums
The Christmas Tree-O will definitely brighten your holiday season with their sonic good cheer and spirited revelry. Their new Palmetto CD is destined to become a classic. Expect guest New York music luminaries to contribute to the merriment of the occasion. A Christmas Eve you will never forget! "If we were to form a jazz combo, our model would most definitely be The Christmas Tree-O ! "The Three Wisemen. "If I would have had the Christmas Tree-O CD growing up I would have been a kinder and more caring human being like George Bailey" Mr. Potter (from "It's a Wonderful Life"). Cover $15 www.mattwilsonjazz.com
Sunday, December 26, 8:30 PM
ERI YAMAMOTO TRIO " THANK YOU, 2010"
Eri Yamamoto, piano; Dave Ambrosio, bass; Ikuo Takeuchi, drums. Since moving to the United States in 1995, Eri Yamamoto has established herself as one of jazz's most original and compelling pianists and composers. The Eri Yamamoto Trio, featuring bassist Dave Ambrosio and drummer Ikuo Takeuchi, has developed a unique sound and repertoire, and has built a strong following in New York and abroad. Recent tours include performances in the U. S., Europe, and Japan, with appearances at major festivals in Cheltenham, England; Terrassa, Spain; Bray/Derry, Ireland; Time Zones in Bari, Italy; and Shiga, Japan. "Pianist Eri Yamamoto is one of jazz's most dynamic talents. Her compositional style augments her deft, inventive playing" -All About Jazz New York. Cover $10. www.eriyamamoto.com
Tuesday, December 28, 8:30 PM
BLUE TUESDAYS: TAMMY SCHEFFER
Tammy Scheffler, Voice; Hadar Noiberg, Flute; Daniel Ori, Bass; Keita Ogawa, Percussion. Losabres Quartet is a newly formed project of four jazz musicians from New York City. Inspired by the possibilities of their unique instrumentation, the group members compose and arrange original music that blends Mediterranean grooves and flavors with jazz and fusion in fresh and exciting ways. Their performance is filled with humor, emotion and soul. Each member of the group brings their own background and influences, and contributes to the group's unique sound. Julie Hardy, Host. Cover $10
Tuesday, December 28, 10:00 PM
BLUE TUESDAYS: LOLA DANZA
"With a stunning voice that elongates words and phrases with almost ethereal clarity, Danza follows her own muse stylistically, preferring the spare and airy to the busy and hot." - Bob Young Boston Herald. This appearance at Cornelia Street Café will mark the premier of Lola Danza's latest musical works which will soon be released on her upcoming album "Human Condition". With her four-octave range and vast array of vocal technique, Ms. Danza's voice is rich, full and resonate. Lola's music reveals a special connection to her soul that cultivates mutual inspiration between the musicians and enchants the audience. Lola's music and compositions encompass myriad musical styles that span the world: from Asia to Latin America and including the influences of classical, jazz, contemporary American, gypsy, folk, and Flamenco music. Ms. Danza has performed with world renowned jazz artists such as Steve Kuhn, Sheila Jordan, Ornette Coleman, Mat Maneri, John Lockwood and Leni Stern. Julie Hardy, Host. Cover $10 www.LolaDanza.com
Wednesday, December 29, 8:30 PM
Pete McCann, guitar, compositions; John O'Gallagher, alto saxophone; Henry Hey, piano; Matt Clohesy, bass; Jordan Perlson, drums. Nineteen Eight Records recently released Extra Mile, guitarist Pete McCann's fourth recording as a leader. An integral part of the New York City jazz scene for over 20 years, Guitar Player magazine writes that McCann" continues to make strong personal statements with his sophisticated harmonic sensibility, blistering chops and improvisational daring." His other recordings, Most Folks (Omnitone), Parable and You Remind Me of Someone (Palmetto), also received critical acclaim.
A sought-after sideman from duos to big bands, he has appeared on over 60 CDs. McCann has performed with Kenny Wheeler, Dave Liebman, Lee Konitz, Patti Austin, Brian Blade, Bobby Previte and the Maria Schneider Orchestra. He received his music degree from the University of North Texas and teaches at City College of New York and the NYU Summer Guitar Intensive in New York City. "Pete McCann may try to fly under the radar, but his powers as a superhero guitarist are certainly revealed on this exceptional album." www.allaboutjazz.com Cover $10 www.petemccann.com
Thursday, December 30, 8:30 PM
TOM RAINEY TRIO
Mary Halvorson, guitar; Ingrid Laubrock, tenor saxophone; Tom Rainey, drums. Tom Rainey was born in Pasadena, California in 1957. Since moving to New York in 1979 he has performed and or recorded with the following artists: John Abercrombie, Mose Allison, Julian Arguelles, Ray Anderson, Tim Berne, Jane Ira Bloom, Nels Cline, Ted Curson, Mark Ducret, Mark Feldman, Michael Formanek, Drew Gress, Mark Helias, Fred Hersch, Andy Laster, Ingrid Laubrock, Joe Lovano, Tony Malaby, Albert Mangelsdorff, Carmen McRae, Mike Nock, Simon Nabatov, New and Used, Anita O'Day, Andrea Parkins, Herb Robertson, Angelica Sanchez, Louis Sclavis, Brad Shepik, Tom Varner, Ken Werner, Denny Zeitlin. Current activities include performing and recording music with Ingrid Laubrock and Mary Halvorson as well as playing with many of the aforementioned artists. "there is some magic happening here - a beautiful contrast between Zen-like calm and alarming bombast that makes Pool School a must hear" Bill Milkowski, Jazz Times. "Tom Rainey is a player who swerves between avant-garde notions and a mainstream sensibility, and when he plays, the smell of invention is in the air." Josef Woodard, L.A. Times. Cover $10
COMING UP at the Cornelia Street Cafe:
FOUR MONTHS OF PAUL MOTIAN!
The great Paul Motian has a BIG birthday coming up - on March 25, 2011 the legendary drummer/composer turns 80! Coinciding with this momentous occasion, he is scheduled to perform four times at The Cornelia Street Cafe over the next 5 months, Dec 2010 through April 2011:
December 10 with saxophonist Tony Malaby
February 18 with Dan Tepfer (duo performance)
March 18 & 19 with Jacob Saks (w/Eivind Opsvik and Matt Maneri)
April 15 & 16 with pianist Russ Lossing.
Sunday, January 2
JAMIE BAUM SEPTET
Wednesday, January 5
Pianist/Composer DAVID COOK performing music from his debut CD, Pathway, on Brooklyn Jazz Underground Records with MARCO PANASCIA and MARK FERBER!
Thursday, January 6
TIM BERNE: Los Totopos
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
Sunday, January 9
DAN TEPFER / JULIAN LAGE DUO
Monday, January 10
DAN WEISS TRIO w/Jacob Sacks and Thomas Morgan
Tuesday, January 11
ARI HOENIG QUARTET
Thursday, January 13
JEFF DAVIS BAND - 35TH BIRTHDAY CONCERT!
Friday, January 14
Featuring Marc Mommaas, Nikolaj Hess, Tony Moreno and Jay Anderson
Thursday & Friday, January 20 & 21
Saturday & Sunday, January 29 & 30
GERALD CLEAVER'S UNCLE JUNE
Featuring Andrew Bishop, Mat Maneri, Tony Malaby, Stacy Dillard, Craig Taborn, and Javier Moreno
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