This Week at The Cornelia Street Cafe, December 13-20
(Published: December 13, 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 13-20, 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:
All About Jazz New York - Top five venues in NYC & named Jazz Venue of the Year for three years, including 2010!.
Zagat Nightlife - Award of Distinction.
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 13-20 @ 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...
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
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, 6:00 PM
THE POETRY OF EMILY DICKINSON
Barbara Dana, actor; Amelia Campbell, actor; Simon Mulligan, pianist/composer; Jacqueline Horner Kwiatek, mezzo-soprano
Barbara Dana has had an enduring interest in Emily Dickinson. An author as well as an actor, she spent the last ten years working on two books about the poet, a novel for young adults A Voice of Her Own: Becoming Emily Dickinson and Wider than the Sky: Essays and Meditations on the Healing Power of Emily Dickinson of which she is co-editor. She is currently playing Emily Dickinson in William Luce's The Belle of Amherst throughout the US and Canada.
Jacqueline Horner-Kwiatek is a member of the world famous vocal quartet Anonymous 4, performing all over the world and recording many award winning CDs, including the Billboard chart-topping American Angels. She also has a reputation as a versatile and accomplished soloist,performing music from Bach to Babbitt. Recent solo work has included appearances with The Washington Bach Consort DC, the Bach Sinfonia DC, Carmel Bach Festival, The Folger Consort, Parthenia, and the premiere of new opera and concert works with Albany Symphony Orchestra´s contemporary music group Dogs of Desire. Jacqueline has also appeared as a soloist in the world premieres of Richard Einhorn's new oratorio about Charles Darwin, The Origin, at SUNYOswego, and The Loathly Lady, a comic opera by Paul Richards and Wendy Steiner at the University of Pennsylvania.
British pianist Simon Mulligan celebrated his début aged 19 at London's Barbican Hall with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; a month later he recorded his first compact disc under the direction of Yehudi Menuhin. This led to a seven-year collaboration and friendship, culminating in what was to be Lord Menuhin's final concert in Dusseldorf, March 1999.
Described by The Times of London as 'the most abundantly gifted of pianists', Simon Mulligan performs and records internationally as a soloist and chamber musician. His most recent recordings include a disc of Beethoven sonatas and a live recital in Switzerland for Alexis Weissenberg's Birthday. His first solo album for Sony Classical, "Piano" won great acclaim throughout Europe, South America and the Far East, and featured in various television, radio, and internet campaigns. He has made over twenty recordings for compact disc, including performances of Martinu's Triple Concerto (conducted by Menuhin), Rozsa's Spellbound concerto with the BBC Symphony conducted by Slatkin, Mussorgsky's Pictures At An Exhibition, his own Suite for Piano and Orchestra, and the Nocturnes of Chopin. He has made four discs for the Nimbus label, including a première recording of music by pianist Alexis Weissenberg.
Amelia Campbell has been a working actor for over 20 years, on and off Broadway, in film and in television. Some favorites include "Our Country's Good " on Broadway(for which she was nominated for a Tony Award); the two hander "Tryst" at The Promenade, Abbie in "Desire Under the Elms" at ART; Hannah in "The Night of the Iguana" at BTF; "Philip Roth in Karthoum" with LAByrinth at the Public, and most recently, Hermia in "A Midsummer Nights Dream" at La Jolla Playhouse, and the Tim Blake Nelson film "Leaves Of Grass". Amelia is honored to be participating in such a special evening.
Paul Hecht, presenter. Cover $10 www.jacquelinehorner.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
Monday, December 20, 8:30 PM
MORRISON MOTEL 7TH ANNIVERSARY SHOW
Eddie Brill; Hannibal Buress; Lee Camp; Jessica Kirson; Matt Mcarthy
"One of the city's best alt-comedy shows." - The NY Post
John Morrison, Host. Cover $10
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COMING UP at the Cornelia Street Cafe:
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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