This Week @ The CORNELIA STREET CAFE DECEMBER 6-13, 2010
(Published: December 06, 2010)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
"A CULINARY AS WELL AS A CULTURAL LANDMARK"
Proclamation, City of New York, 1987
This Week @ The CORNELIA STREET CAFE
DECEMBER 6-13, 2010
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: 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
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, Robin Hirsch, Judith Kallas and Bob Siegler, 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.
-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.
-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.
-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 five 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.
December 6-13 @ 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...
Tonight! 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. Monder, a regular with the Maria Schneider Orchestra and Paul Motian's band, has developed a compositional style to exploit the full textural potential of the guitar; his playing is influenced as much by classical technique as jazz. 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 USA Julie Hardy, Host. Cover $15 www.TheoBleckmann.com
Wednesday, December 8, 8:30 PM
POST FOLK: BB GUN
Ben Davis, supro electric guitar, vocals; Bridget Kearney, bass, vocals. BB Gun is the duo of songwriter/singers Ben Davis and Bridget Kearney. The two have been collaborators for the last 4 years in their 10-piece indie-rock orchestra, Cuddle Magic. The duo is more than a paired down version of the large ensemble, though there is definitely a connection, and one of the main attractions will be watching the two multi-task, covering drum parts with their feet and trumpet parts on their guitars and string parts with their mouths. More than anything, the duo will be a showcase for both songwriters. Davis has a preternatural sense of melody and draws musical inspiration from his background in folk music, his conservatory education and his travels in Africa. Kearney's realm is pop music, and she writes with what the Los Angeles Daily News called "wry existential intelligence." She is a two time winner of The John Lennon Songwriting Contest and writes material for her bands, Lake Street Dive and Joy Kills Sorrow, as well as Cuddle Magic, and of course, BB GUN. "thoughtful, unpretentious lyrics, with a kind of casual force"-Sing Out. Curated by Becca Stevens. Cover $10 www.bridgetkearney.com
Wednesday, December 8, 10:00 PM
POST FOLK: THE FUNDIES
Rachael Price, vocals; Margaret Glaspy, guitar, vocals; Brittany Haas, fiddle; Bridget Kearney, bass
An indie old time band that is the first of its kind. Margaret Glaspy, Brittany Haas, Bridget Kearney, and Rachael Price join forces to blow your mind with their sweet harmonies and catchy originals. Their talent paired with their good looks is said to be "overwhelming". A brand new set up, they have already begun to take New York by storm and will surely continue to do so. Curated by Becca Stevens. Cover $10www.myspace.com/margare...
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- Tonight's concert will feature new and revisited music for a special edition of his long dormant sextet. 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, The 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, 6:00 PM
JULIAN WATERFALL POLLACK TRIO
Julian Pollack, piano; Noah Garabedian, bass; Evan Hughes, drums
After recent sold-out appearances at the Blue Note in New York and Yoshi's in Oakland, 22-year-old jazz pianist Julian Waterfall Pollack comes to the Cornelia Street Café stage to perform an evening of original music with his critically-acclaimed trio. Heralded by the San Francisco Chronicle as a pianist who "plays with seemingly impossible soul and maturity for someone so young," Pollack's music is driven by a strong sense of melody and emotional urgency, drawing from all styles of music, contemporary and old. The trio's latest release, Infinite Playground, has garnered rave reviews and international recognition. Among his many accomplishments, Pollack has been featured on Marian McPartland's renowned NPR show, Piano Jazz at the young age of 18, and after the release of Pollack's first album, Goin' For It, JAZZIZ Magazine selected the high-octane original, "Take Me Outside," to be on its monthly CD series, JAZZIZ On Disc. Pollack was also featured in the NFAA's Academy Award nominated documentary, "Rehearsing a Dream," which has appeared and continues to appear on HBO. "...a wonderful new player on the jazz scene..."- MARIAN MCPARTLAND, host of NPR's PIANO JAZZ. Cover $10 www.julianpollackmusic.co...
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
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COMING UP at the Cornelia Street Cafe:
Tuesday, Dec 14
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 8:30PM
Friday & Saturday, Dec 17 & 18
REZ ABBASI'S INVOCATION
Vijay Iyer; Rudresh Mahanthappa; Johannes Weidenmueller; Dan Weiss 9PM & 10:30PM
Sunday, Dec 19
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.
Thursday, Dec 23
MATT WILSON'S CHRISTMAS TREE-O
Jeff Lederer; Paul Sikivie; Matt Wilson 8:30PM
Wednesday, Dec 29
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.
Thursday, Dec 30
TOM RAINEY TRIO
Mary Halvorson; Ingrid Laubrock; Tom Rainey 8:30PM
NEW YEAR'S EVE @ THE CORNELIA STREET CAFÉ:
Friday, December 31:5:00 PM
THE LIAR SHOW - Hosted by Andy Christie
4 Storytellers, 3 True Stories, 1 Pack of Lies, $15
NINA MOFFITT & BAND
RIBS AND BRISKET REVUE
Paul Shapiro, sax, clarinet, vocals; Cilla Owens, vocals; Glenn Turner, vocals; Dan Rosengard, piano; Brad Jones, bass; Tony Allen, drums
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, 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
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
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 five months, December 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.
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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
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