The Tuba Project (Fri) Chris Lightcap (Sat) Andy Guthrie (Sun) & More This Weekend at Cornelia St. Cafe


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December 2, 2005

To: Listings/Critics/Features From: JAZZ PROMO SERVICES Press Contact: JIM EIGO, [email protected]

Cornelia Street Cafe 29 Cornelia Street Greenwich Village, NY 10014

Tel: 212-989-9319 Fax: 212-243-4207 Web: corneliastreetcafe.com

between West 4th and Bleecker Sts, Greenwich Village 1,9 Subway to Sheridan Square; A, C, E, B, D, F to West 4th St.

This Weekend at Cornelia Street Cafe Dec 2 - Dec 4

Fri Dec 02 THE TUBA PROJECT FEATURING BOB STEWART (Lucian Ban, piano; Bruce Williams, alto sax & flutes; Derrek Phillips, drums; Bob Stewart, tuba) is a cooperative ensemble of renowned bari sax player Alex Harding, alto saxist Bruce Williams, pianist Lucian Ban, drummer extraordinaire Derrek Phillips and one of the most unique brass players ever in jazz, tubist Bob Stewart.

Founded in 2004 by long time musical collaborators Alex Harding and transylvanian born pianist Lucian Ban the group brings together some of the most creative voices in jazz today to form a unique ensemble built around the voices of saxophones and tuba.

Benefiting immensely from the extraordinaire talent of mr. Bob Steawart who's widely considered the best tuba player in jazz and who can play the tuba in any way possible the group also feature the soulful and bluesy baritone sax of mr. Alex Harding, the beautiful sound of Bruce Williams's alto sax & flutes, the strange eastern european influences of ban's piano and the creative rhythms of a master of modern jazz drumming, mr. Derrek Phillips.

Pulsating blues, new orleans riffs, post bop lines, funk grooves and free jazz outbursts can be found in their music but the sound of the group goes well beyond all those to become a voice of its own. playing original music the four musicians have to be seen and heard to get the full picture. 9:00PM Cover $10

Sat Dec 03 CHRIS LIGHTCAP GROUP (Tony Malaby, tenor saxophone; Mark Turner, tenor saxophone; Jacob Sacks, piano; Chris Lightcap, bass & compositions; Greald Cleaver, drums) Having released 2 critically acclaimed releases with his two-tenor quartet, bassist and composer Chris Lightcap brings another configuration of new music to Cornelia Street Cafe. Lightcap has been featured in the bands of Craig Taborn, Joe Morris, Mark Turner and Regina Carter, and tonight he will lead a band featuring his longtime collaborators Tony Malaby, Mark Turner ,Gerald Cleaver as well as Jacob Sacks on piano.

“One of the bright lights of New York's younger players, the bassist has been fashioning a group sound around a pair of tenor saxophonists for years. His writing can be simultaneously demonstrative and reflective, an accomplishment that gives his music emotional breadth." -Jim Macnie, Village Voice

“A bassist-bandleader who's made some excellent records with two tenor saxophones out front." - Ben Ratliff, New York Times

“Bassist Chris Lightcap has worked alongside avant-minded mavericks such as Cecil Taylor, Anthony Braxton, and Joe Morris, but he's also right at home in more mellifluous units led by Regina Carter and Craig Taborn. perhaps that explains the infectious swagger and fat grooves he brings to bear on Bigmouth (Fresh Sound New Talent), a playful bag of tunes featuring saxists Tony Malaby and Bill McHenry and drummer Gerald Cleaver" -Time Out New York 9:00PM Cover $10 www.chrislightcap.com

Sun Dec 04

ANDY GUTHRIE CD RELEASE PARTY MILK AND WASTE (Miki Hirose, trumpet; Jordan Perlson, drums; Apostolos Sideris, double bass; Catherine Bent, cello; Andy Guthrie, voice, piano, guitar, composition) Andy Guthrie releases tonight his third and most ambitious album Milk and Waste. An unheard mix of British pop, American folk and jazz, this album has just been selected to be featured on NPR's staple songwriters program All Songs Considered.

Singer, writer, composer, pianist, and guitarist, Andy Guthrie will lead a band featuring musicians Miki Hirose, Jordan Perlson, Apostolos Sideris, and Catherine Bent, performing songs from the new album, along with older compositions and new experiments.

Often compared to Tom Waits, Nick Drake or Tim Buckley, Guthrie's music is at the same time passionate and controlled, sincere and sophisticated, vibrant and cynical. By melting his incomparable voice with cello, trumpet, organ, guitar, piano, and bass, by combining genres and moods, Andy Guthrie has created a unique atmosphere and sound, a world of his own. 8:30PM Cover $10 www.andyguthrie.com

Upcoming Shows

Mon Dec 05 AMRAM & CO (David Amram, piano; Kevin Twig, drums; John DeWirr, bass; John Ventimigla, actor) “Farewell to 2005" David Amram Trio (David Amram w. Kevin Twigg on drums and John DeWitt on bass), actor John Ventimigla of The Sopranos, Alana, Adira and Adam Amram plus surprise guests and readings from the works of Kerouac and Amram with musical accompanyment.

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. 8:30PM Cover $10 www.davidamram.com

Tue Dec 06 ARTURO O'FARRILL (Arturo O'Farrill, piano; Rafi Torn, percussion; Rafi Malakiel, trombone; Peter Brainin, tenor sax; Emilio Valdez, drums; Harvie S, bass)

Arturo O'Farrill y Riza Negra - Explorations in Latin Jazz

Arturo O'Farrill, son of the legendary Cuban composer/bandleader Chico O'Farrill and musical director of the Lincoln Center Afro- Latin Jazz Orchestra, performs at the Cornelia Street Cafe every second Tuesday of the month.

Arturo is currently on tour w/ the Lincolin Center Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra throughout the United States and recently had a premiere performance in Shanghai, China, yet he is still making time for his Y Riza Negra performances at Cornelia Street.

One of the highlights of this incredible musical opportunity, for both listeners and younger musicians: Arturo, the consummate teacher, is offering both a student discount rate and the opportunity for jazz students to sit in with his band during the second set.

This performance is a rare opportunity to see this high-energy, exceptionally gifted artist perform with his sextet in the intimate setting of The Cornelia Street Cafe's 60-seat downstairs lounge.

8:30PM Cover $10

Wed Dec 07 CHORAL MUSIC Our own dramatic bartender curates the show, a Christmas sing-along to benefit “Dress for Success". 6:00PM Lyndsay Becker. Cover $10

SPEAKEASY: STORIES FROM THE BACKROOM Real stories from real people 8:30PM Sherry Weaver, host. www.speakeasystories.com

Thu Dec 08 GNU VOX VOCAL SERIES: This season of Gnu Vox, the jazz vocal series, concentrates on emerging vocalists. The programs will showcase the singers unique abilities as interpreters, improvisers, composers and arrangers from traditional to avant-garde jazz. The Cornelia Street Cafe provides an intimate setting in which to hear these artists at a reasonable price!

8:30PM David Devoe, curator. Cover $10

Fri Dec 09 JEREMY STEIG QUARTET (Jeremy Steig, flute; Jim McNeely, piano; Cameron Brown, bass; Anthony Pinciotti, drums) Come and hear the HOTTEST jazz flutist playing in NY. Jeremy Steig has played with Bill Evans, Art Blakey, Jimi Hendrix, Johnny Winter and many others. He brings with him three legendary musician. 9:00PM Cover $12 www.jeremysteig.info

Sat Dec 10 BEN WALTZER GROUP (Ben Waltzer, piano) “This no-nonsense jazz pianist in the Ellington and Monk vein (who has occasionally written for Arts & Leisure) gets a big, ringing sound out of the extreme registers of the instrument; he also takes a decisive stand against the ultra-sensitive, lush-harmony tendency of so many young jazz composers. “One Hundred Dreams Ago" (Fresh Sound), with a trio including the bassist Matt Penman and the drummer Gerald Cleaver, is by far the best thing he's done, but he hasn't been making records for very long." --Ben Ratliff, NYTimes, 7.18.04

“Brilliantly performed...very impressive." - Ahmad Jamal, jazz piano legend, of '100 Dreams Ago.'

“In the era of concept records, this startling young pianist has flipped the script: the message behind One Hundred Dreams Ago is 'let's just play.' Accordingly the trio gets its bustle on. Ellington's small groups are in the air here, and the pleasure Waltzer generates is bountiful." - Jim Macnie, the Village Voice 9:00PM Cover $10 www.benwaltzer.com

Sun Dec 11 NEW YORK JAZZ FLUTET (Dotti Anita Taylor, soprano and piccolo flute; Jan Leder, soprano flute; Elise Wood, soprano and alto flute; Michelle Smith, bass flute; Chip Shelton, contra bass flute; Art Lillard, drums) “an enchanting blend of flutes, Jazz with a Holiday Theme" 8:30PM

Mon Dec 12 COMPOSERSCOLLABORATIVE PRESENTS SERIAL UNDERGROUND THE 2ND MONDAY OF THE MONTH (Jed Distler, piano, composer; Ed Schmidt, play writer; Joshua Fried, composer; Rachelle Garniez, accordion, vocals, songwriter; Danny Mallon, percussion/composer; Molly Thompson, composer/multi- instrumentalist; Edwin Torres, poet) ComposersCollaborative inc's (CCi) Serial Underground introduces new multidisciplinary concert theater collaborations - the second Monday of the month

Meet once again our disgruntled protagonist in a preview from The Gold Standard by composer/pianist Jed Distler and playwright Ed Schmidt (The Last Supper). “The Diva with a difference" (Billboard Magazine) performs her own quirky songs on accordion. Danny Mallon and Edwin Torres pair up for a creative dialogue. Molly Thompson previews her upcoming cd of chamber works.

SERIAL UNDERGROUND evenings and THE GOLD STANDARD are directed by Arnold Barkus, while David Lovett's lighting design adds glitz to the underground experience.

As of 1998 “the ever imaginative COMPOSERSCOLLABORATIVE" (Time Out) has presented such new music fare as the SOLO FLIGHTS and NON SEQUITUR festivals. Launched in the fall of 2004, SERIAL UNDERGROUND presents multidisciplinary collaborations between composers, playwrights, directors, spoken word artists. Allan Kozinn (New York Times) contextualizes SERIAL UNDERGROUND, CCi's monthly performances in the basement of the Cornelia Street Cafe - “Informal performances of concert works were part of the musical ecology, and to some extent part of the ecology of urban night life as well. That tradition lasted into the 20th century, when ... “serious music" reserved the concert hall as its home, and jazz (and later other popular forms) took its place at street level. ... Composers Collaborative and its inventive artistic director, the composer and pianist Jed Distler, have decided that this [lost] intimacy [between listeners and performers] is worth recapturing."

Telephone for advance sale tickets: 212-663-1967 all major credit card accepted: AMEX, MC, Visa Advance purchase tickets (incl. one house drink): $15 Tickets purchased at the door on day of perf (incl. one house drink): $20 8:30PM www.composerscollab.org

Wed Dec 14 RIBS & BRISKET (Paul Shapiro, saxophone, vocals; Babi Floyd, vocals; Cilla Owens, vocals; Tony Lewis, drums; Booker King, bass; Brian Mitchelll, piano)

Back in the 30”s and 40's bluesy, comedic, swing musicians like Louie Jordan and Cab Calloway made some great music that still sounds fresh today. Yiddish was a pretty active street language in New York City at that time, and it was woven into the music. You had Slim Gaillard singing “Matzo Balls", Mildred Bailey recording “A Bee Gezindt", and Calloway's hysterical yiddish/gibberish cantillation intro to “Ot Azoy" (That's the Way).

Paul Shapiro celebrates this interplay of 40's hipster swing with some Yiddish thrown in at the Cornelia Street Cafe. Calling it the Ribs and Brisket Revue*, the saxophonist/composer features Babi Floyd, (of Keith Richard's Expensive Winos et al) and Cilla Owens (one of New York's best kept secrets). They will be backed by musicians from Paul's CD “Midnight Minyan", on Tzadik Records, which was released lastyear. *Paul was visited in a dream state by the ghost of Fats Waller who convinced him that R&B originally stood for Ribs & Brisket 8:30PM Cover $8

Thu Dec 15 PO'JAZZ The medicine woman of poetry & jazz, with friends and students, once a month on our lovely diminutive stage.

Featuring spoken word and Latin Jazz with:



and a stocking stuffer of poets:

Monique Avakian, Jason Butler, Dorothy Saraceno, Elizabeth Phaire, Denise Utt FROM PAGE TO PERFORMANCE POETS

and more!

Programmed & hosted by Golda Solomon, “The Medicine Woman of Jazz"

$13 ($11 students/seniors) includes one drink


DAVID GONZALEZ: “This poetry-meets-Latin-jazz outing is rich, inspired and wonderfully evocative, delivering the best of the genres it touches while avoiding potholes common to spoken word and music efforts. Gonzalez is approximately a Nuyorican Gill Scott-Heron but with his own distinctive voice and rythym." -- Martin Wisckol, The Orange County Register

JOHN DIMARTINO: “...one of the jazz scene's finest, a pianist who is just as comfortable with bop as he is with Afro-Cuban rhythms and salsa..." --K. Leander Williams, Time Out New York

GOLDA SOLOMON: “Poet Solomon...Think of it as Jack Kerouac revisiting the Mile High City and grabbing a sandwich at the New York Deli while in town." --Norman Provizer, Rocky Mountain News

“PO'JAZZ at CORNELIA STREET is one big friendly party of good words, good sounds, and good food." -- Gladys Serrano, Mutable Music

6:00PM Golda Solomon, host. Cover $13

YALE STROM AND HOT PSTROMI Yale Strom & Hot Pstromi with special guest percussionist David Licht (Klezmatics) bring their unique blend of Hasidic-Rom-World Beat klezmer & new Yiddish vocals by Elizabeth Schwartz

“A leading light of the klezmer revival" (Time Out New York)

“Strom not only feels klezmer innately, he can play the hell out of it, too. Yale Strom is a Jewish roots trip unto himself" (Dirty Linen Magazine)

“Elizabeth Schwartz is a revelation" (Sing Out! Magazine) 8:30PM Cover $10 www.yalestrom.com

Fri Dec 16 JOHN MCNEIL: EAST COAST COOL (John McNeil, trumpet; Allan Chase, baritone saxophone; John Hebert, bass; Ted Poor, drums) On Friday, Dec. 16th John McNeil brings a striking new band called “East Coast Cool" to the Cornelia St. Cafe. They will be playing music from John's upcoming OmniTone CD of the same name (scheduled release, January 10th). The instrumentation of trumpet, baritone saxophone, bass and drums is a nod to the Gerry Mulligan pianoless quartets of the 1950's, but the music is contemporary and uses free form improvisation. It's a brand-new take on a classic concept. 9:00PM Cover $10 www.mcneiljazz.com

Sun Dec 18 MALABY/SANCHEZ/ RAINEY TRIO (Tony Malaby, saxophone; Angelica Sanchez, piano; Tom Rainey, drums) CD release party for Live in Brooklyn II

The husband and wife team have been playing with their drummer pal Tom Rainey for years now; their bedrock rapport doesn't vanish for an instant when they're truly hitting it. That gives their well- conceived abstractions an inner balance that often eludes others. Sax, piano, percussion - quite a concept. Jim Macnie/Village Voice NYC

This is a particularly articulate small ensemble in a time where subtle ensemble articulation is a lost art to many musicians. The trio subtly balances between the overt and the introvert. Intuitive ensemble-play moments find their space, without ever loosing sight of precise process and motion within the longer time-lapses. This is quite a compliment when you consider the fact that all their material is improvised and crafted; on the spot. How often have you not listened to a “free-jazz" combo and felt: “well, some good moments here and there, but there is just no focus, no story, and no narrative." Not so with this trio. Come out, listen intently, and you will hear fluid narratives you can relate to, all night long. This is modern improvised chamber music. Structure and exploration go hand in hand, not one sacrificed for the other. Malaby's embracing sound is reminiscent of the more lyrical sax players from both American as well as European traditions; he is thus quite unique in the American landscape these days. With Rainey's highly intelligent and intuitive rhythmic play/counter play, Sanchez's colorful and imaginative harmonic musings; this trio has enough musical intelligence and heart to capture anyone out there with half an ear for any kind of music. Gaute Solaas 8:30PM Cover $10 www.tonymalaby.com

Mon Dec 19 BIG BANG (Taylor Ho Bynum, cornet; Rachel Bernsen, dancer; Jorrit Dijstra, saxophones & lyricon; Marieken Cochius, painter; Rolf Sturm, guitar; Bohdan Hilash, bass clarinet; Rob Henke, trumpet; Jody Espina, sax; Alan Brady, clarinet; Jim Whitney, bass) Terry Down

“Big Bang", the latest new and all-inclusive music and mixed media series at Cornelia Street Cafe, beginning Monday, October 17th, 2005 and every third Monday of the month thereafter.

“Big Bang" is a creative collision of musicians with artists in spoken word, dance, visual art, video art, found words, theatre, etc. presenting works in progress in a new series every third Monday at the Cornelia Street Cafe. The evenings will include two featured groups followed by a brief talk back with the audience after each set. Every evening will end with a jam session in which we fish names out of a hat (including names of audience members) that will go for about 10 minutes.

8:30 - Cornetist, Taylor Ho Bynum, and dancer, Rachel Bernsen working on a performance duo, trying to move away from the traditional confines of dance/music collaboration and [move] towards creating a shared interdisciplinary improvisational language. 9:20 - Saxophonist and Lyriconist, Jorrit Dijkstra working with sculptor and painter Marieken Cochius whose art works will be on display downstairs specifically for their performance/collaboration.

10:10 - Guitarist Rolf Sturm presents his project “456" performing with silent film and video. Rolf is joined by Bohdan Hilash: bass clarinet, Rob Henke: trumpet, Jody Espina: sax, Alan Brady: clarinet, Jim Whitney: bass 8:30PM Katie Down, curator. Cover $10 www.strikeanywhere.info

Tue Dec 20 PETE ROBBINS & CENTRIC (Pete Robbins, alto saxophone, compositions; Sam Sadigursky, tenor & soprano saxophones; Ryan Blotnick, guitar; Thomas Morgan, bass flute; Dan Weiss, drums)

8:30PM Cover $6 www.peterobbins.com

Wed Dec 21 THE SONGWRITER'S BEAT Stephanie Winters; Valerie Ghent; JJ Appleton; Paula Mlyn; John Beltzer; and more!

The FIFTH ANNIVERSARY of the Songwriter's Beat!! Come celebrate the holiday AND our 5th Birthday! Special guests

8:30PM Valerie Ghent, host. Cover $5 songwritersbeat.com

Thu Dec 22 GNU VOX VOCAL SERIES SPECIAL: SHEILA JORDAN + CAMERON BROWN (Sheila Jordan, voice; Cameron Brown, bass) GNU VOX VOCAL SERIES SPECIAL: Sheila Jordan + Cameron Brown CD Release party for Celebration, High Note HCD 7136

Few singers, regardless of age, bare their soul like Sheila Jordan, let alone do it accompanied only by a bass. That Jordan is now in her late seventies and performs the type of immaculate club sets documented on Celebration refutes most of the conventional wisdom about the biology of the human voice. Her projection, intonation, phrasing and coloration on these 76th birthday party performances with bassist Cameron Brown rarely even hint at her age. Recorded at NYC's Triad, these performances compare very well with Jordan's work with Arild Andersen on her first voice-bass album, Sheila (Steeplechase), recorded in 1977. If anything, Jordan is more joyful, radiant and reconciled, particularly when she reaches way back to tunes like “Humdrum Blues" and “Let's Face the Music and Dance," which she sang on her 1962 debut, Portrait of Sheila (Blue Note). Most folks Jordan's age are in the autumn of their lives; she's in Indian summer. (taken from www.pointofdeparture.org) 8:30PM David Devoe, curator. Cover $10 www.cameronbrownmusic.com

Wed Dec 28 SOUL OF THE BLUES (TBA) This special edition of Soul of the Blues features.....TBA.

SOUL OF THE BLUES, NYC's premiere *inexpensive* live blues and soul music series, happens the fourth Wednesday of every month at Cornelia Street Cafe. 8:30PM Jon Sobel. Cover $5

Fri Dec 30 MARK HELIAS; OPEN LOOSE (Mark Helias, bass; Tom Rainey, drums; Tony Malaby, sax) “The trio's name “Open Loose" refers not only to its musical style, but to Mark Helias' compositions which are written with plenty of space in them, and are designed to be interpreted openly and loosely. They allow for seamless transitions between composed passages and improvisation, never easy to achieve. This threesome fully exploits the creative possibilities of the compositions, never opting for a cliched theme-solos-theme format. The group has the knack of starting with a rather loose - sometimes even ramshackle - piece and slowly allowing it to evolve until it emerges as a tight theme. Open Loose has been touring for six years and has released three CDs." 9:00PM Cover $10 www.markhelias.com

Special IAJE Week Schedule:

Half price for all shows Wed, Thu & Sun when you show your IAJE Credentials


Wed Jan 11, 8:00PM ANDERSKOV ACCIDENT featuring Coung Vu, trumpet & Chris Speed, sax & clarinet w/ Jesper Zeuthen, Ned Ferm, reeds; Peter Dahlgren, trombone; Jacob Anderskov, rhodes/pno; Jeppe Skovbakke, bass; Rune Kielsgaaard, drums www.JacobAnderskov.com $10 cover, $6 minimum

Wed Jan 11, 10:00PM JOHN MCNEIL's NEW QUARTET John McNeil, trumpet, Pete McCann, guitar; Mike McGurk, bass; Allison Miller, drums www.mcneiljazz.com $10 cover, $6 minimum

Thu Jan 12, 6:00PM - 11:30PM GNU VOX VOCAL IAJE SPECIAL curated by David Devoe - EMERGING SINGER SHOWCASE - FEATURE PERFORMANCE: Rachel Caswell, David Devoe, Julia Dollison, Sara Leib - SINGER SESSION www.caswellsisters.com, www.daviddevoe.com, www.juliadollison.com, www.saraleib.com $10 cover, &6 minimum

Fri Jan 13, 9:00PM & 10:30PM JEREMY STEIG QUARTET Jeremy Steig, flutes; Vic Juris, guitar; Cameron Brown, bass; Anthony Pinciotti, drums www.jeremysteig.info $12 cover, $6 minimum

Sat Jan 14, 8:30PM JAMES CARNEY GROUP Tony Malaby, sax; Ralph Allesi, trumpet; James Carney, piano; Chris Lightcap, bass, Mark Ferber, drums www.jamescarney.net

Sat Jan 14, 10:30PM BEN WALTZER GROUP featuring Bill McHenry & Tony Malaby, saxophones www.benwaltzer.com each show $10 cover, both shows $15 cover, $6 minimum

Sun Jan 15, 8:30PM NICK BISESI QUARTET CD Release Concert for Gemini Nick Bisesi, Tenor Saxophone & Compositions; Pete McCann, Guitar; Cliff Schmitt, Bass; Owen Howard, Drums Featuring Special Guest Gayle Bisesi on Vocals www.nickbisesi.com

--DECEMBER Spoken Word--

Sat Dec 03 ZIRYAB: THE ARAB-AMERICAN WRITERS ASSOCIATION featured readers: D. H. Melhem will be reading with Hayan Charara and celebrating with him the publication of The Sadness of Others (just out from Carnegie- Mellon), and with his friend, Douglas Goetsch, whose latest book is The Job of Being Everybody (Cleveland State Univ. Press). I'll read from my new book, New York Poems (Syracuse Univ. Press) and new pieces, including poems for peace. 6 p.m. Admission: $8, includes one free drink.

Sun Dec 04 ENTERTAINING SCIENCE NEON! Something about intense, clear, colored light delights the eye and mind. Light artists Kenny Greenberg and Clare Brew, teaming up with dancer and choreographer Rachel Cohen, will create synaesthestic light fantasies for us. Roald Hoffmann will lapse into his professorial mode, and do a show-and-tell on emission, absorption, and line spectra, while Oliver Sacks recounts the remarkable history of the noble gases. 6:00PM Roald Hoffmann, host. Cover $10

Tue Dec 06 POETRY (Lee Bricetti) book launch 6:00PM Angelo Verga, host. Cover $6

Thu Dec 08 TERRA INCOGNITA (Sarah White; Urayoan Noel; Steven Cordova; W.R. Coffel) Sarah White, co-translator of Songs of the Women Troubadours from Garland Press, is a recent MacDowell Colony Fellow. Her poems have appeared in a variety of magazines including Paris Review, Shenandoah, and Hanging Loose.

Urayon Noel was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and has lived in New York City since 1999. He is the author of the books of poetry Boringkn (Ediciones Vrtigo, Puerto Rico, 2005), and Kool Logic / La lgica kool (Bilingual Press, 2005), as well as the rock/ spoken word DVD Kool Logic Sessions: Poems, Pop Songs, Laugh Tracts (Bilingual Press, 2005).

W.R. Coffel is the Co-Founder of the “I Love NY Poetry Festival?" in Tompkins Square Park, and Founder/Curator of The X-Readings, a private venue series of literary events. His first novel, Essential Parts, A groundbreaking erotic joyride through taboo territories was published in April 2003 by Six Slope Gallery. 6:00PM Alexandra van de Kamp, host. Cover $6

Sun Dec 11 MUSIC & POETRY (Barry Wallenstein, poet; John Hicks, piano) Barry Wallenstein with John Hicks : a CD release party/performance. The CD is Pandemonium [Cadence Jazz Records].

special guests : Steve Dalachinsky (poetry) & Matthew Shipp (piano) 6:00PM Angelo Verga, host. Cover $10

Mon Dec 12 EROTICA Polly Frost presents an evening of erotic poetry and prose. It's the perfect escape from gift shopping, a last sexxxy stop before your family makes your forget you ever had hormones! Featuring some of NYC's best erotic writers: Jason Jacobs, Rachel Kramer Bussel, Mo Beasley and his UrbanErotika group, Jake Thomas and Kathy Blume. And a poem by Angelo Verga delivered by an Australian rock star. Polly thinks his new pieces are hot. We hadn't noticed. 6:00PM Polly Frost, host. Cover $6

Wed Dec 14 INTERCULURAL POETRY SERIES Reading by a legendary poet NINA CASSIAN

Russian Poetry in Translation Silver Age and Contemporary:

Translated and Read by: Ilya Bernstein, Andrey Gritsman, Alexander Stessin, Irina Masinskaya, Julie Finch 6:00PM Andrey Gritsman, host. Cover $6

Thu Dec 15 PO'JAZZ The medicine woman of poetry & jazz, with friends and students, once a month on our lovely diminutive stage.

Featuring spoken word and Latin Jazz with:



and a stocking stuffer of poets:

Monique Avakian, Jason Butler, Dorothy Saraceno, Elizabeth Phaire, Denise Utt FROM PAGE TO PERFORMANCE POETS

and more!

Programmed & hosted by Golda Solomon, “The Medicine Woman of Jazz"

$13 ($11 students/seniors) includes one drink


DAVID GONZALEZ: “This poetry-meets-Latin-jazz outing is rich, inspired and wonderfully evocative, delivering the best of the genres it touches while avoiding potholes common to spoken word and music efforts. Gonzalez is approximately a Nuyorican Gill Scott-Heron but with his own distinctive voice and rythym." -- Martin Wisckol, The Orange County Register

JOHN DIMARTINO: “...one of the jazz scene's finest, a pianist who is just as comfortable with bop as he is with Afro-Cuban rhythms and salsa..." --K. Leander Williams, Time Out New York

GOLDA SOLOMON: “Poet Solomon...Think of it as Jack Kerouac revisiting the Mile High City and grabbing a sandwich at the New York Deli while in town." --Norman Provizer, Rocky Mountain News

“PO'JAZZ at CORNELIA STREET is one big friendly party of good words, good sounds, and good food." -- Gladys Serrano, Mutable Music

6:00PM Golda Solomon, host. Cover $13

Mon Dec 19 NY QUARTERLY (Angelo Verga; Andrea Lockett; Bill Zavatsky) Three poets whose work has appeared in one our finest literary journals. 6:00PM Ted Jonathan, host. Cover $6

Cornelia Street Cafe Press Contact:

Jim Eigo Jazz Promo Services 269 S Route 94 Warwick, NY 10990 T: 845-986-1677 / F: 845-986-1699 E-Mail: [email protected] Web Site: www.jazzpromoservices.com/ “Specializing in Media Campaigns for the music community, artists, labels, venues and events."

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