“A CULINARY AS WELL AS A CULTURAL LANDMARK”
Proclamation, City of New York, 1987
This Week @ The CORNELIA STREET CAFE
NOVEMBER 22-29, 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.
-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 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.
November 22-29 @ The Cornelia Street Cafe:
For the full schedule of music and spoken word/literary events please contact Red Cat Publicity or visit http://www.corneliastreetcafe.com
Monday, November 22 @ 8:30PM
21ST CENTURY SCHIZOID MUSIC PRESENTS:
Shawn Persinger, guitar; David Miller, mandolin, vocals
With a unique blend of acoustic rock, jazz, pop, bluegrass, funk and the avant-garde, New Haven, CT duo PRESTER JOHN has a sound that is entirely their own. Formed in 2008 by underground guitar-hero Shawn Persinger, Prester John also showcases the musical talents of David Miller on mandolin and vocals.
The PRESTER JOHN sound has developed over several years of Shawn’s solo touring and performing (playing on 5 continents, in 34 countries and countless cities). With the addition of the extremely versatile David Miller the possibilities are endless. Frank Oteri, Host. Cover $10
Tuesday, November 23, 8:30 PM
TOM BECKHAM GROUP
Tom Beckham, vibraphone, compositions; Chris Cheek, saxophones; Henry Hey, piano; Matt Clohesy, bass; Greg Ritchie, drums
Vibraphonist Tom Beckham has been called “a lyrical player with a flair for writing distinctive, memorable tunes” by jazz.com and “a fine composer” by Baltimore Magazine. “His exclamatory way with the mallets brings lots of fireworks to the instrument’s naturally mellow personality” Jim Macnie, Village Voice. The performances on his recent CD “Rebound” were also praised by critics who appreciated “the impressive subtlety of his technique” CHYZ 94.3 FM, and “invites repeated listens, so compelling are the tune, the series of solos, and group interplay” Jazz.com. “Here’s someone who makes the vibraphone sound like the most grand of jazz instruments” John Book, thisisbooksmusic.com. He has appeared as an active leader and sideman in the U.S. and Europe since 1994 performing in a wide stylistic range of bands and ensembles. Tonight his group will play new compositions, plus material from the books of 2 previous CD’s Center Songs (Sunnyside Records) and Suspicions (Fresh Sound New Talent).
“Beckham’s work has a sound all its own – which is what jazz is really about.” Rhapsody.com. Cover $10 http://www.tombeckham.net
Wednesday, November 24 @ 8:30PM
DAN RUFOLO TRIO:CD RELEASE
Dan Rufolo, piano; Bill Thoman, bass; Arthur Vint, drums
The Dan Rufolo Trio is an up and coming New York area based jazz group. Their debut album, “Novelty”, presents compositions in particular odd meters, free form improvisation, and striking harmonies. The trio plays as one weaving a complex set of emotions. “Novelty” is thought provoking, invigorating, and you’ll find yourself holding your breath not to miss a note. Their influences include the Keith Jarrett Trio, Terence Blanchard Quintet, Paul Motion Trio, and the various incarnations of Chick Corea’s bands. The Dan Rufolo trio is always thinking forward while making sure to keep a grasp on the jazz tradition. This performance is celebrating the release of their album, “Novelty”. Cover $10 http://www.danielrufolo.com
Thursday, November 25 @ 6:00PM
HAPPY THANKSGIVING! – Please click here for more information
Friday & Satuurday, November 26 & 27, 9:00 & 10:30 PM
JOHN MCNEIL’S URBAN LEGEND
John McNeil, trumpet; Kenny Pexton, tenor, clarinet; Steve Cardenas, guitar; Ben Allison, bass; Rodney Green, drums
John McNeil’s Urban Legend has been in existence for a half dozen years and is planning to record their first album in 2011. The original two members are John and versatile guitarist Steve Cardenas. They’ll be joined by veteran bassist and composer Ben Allison, everybody’s favorite drummer Rodney Green and newcomer to the New York scene Kenny Pexton on tenor sax and clarinet. The tunes are eclectic, ranging from atonal country-western to ECM-like grooves. The music is tuneful and there’s something for everyone. You’re sure to have a great time.
Cover $10 http://www.mcneiljazz.com
Sunday, November 28 @ 8:30PM
MARK DRESSER QUINTET
Rudresh Mahanthappa, alto saxophone; Michael Dessen, trombone; Denman Maroney, hyperpiano; Tom Rainey, drums; Mark Dresser, bass. Mark Dresser will be presenting a full evening of his most recent compositions with a band of distinguished improvisers who share many years of musical experience together.
“Mr. Dresser, a bassist who is one of the great instrumental forces in recent American jazz outside of the mainstream…New York Times
“Mark Dresser needs no introduction. From his work in the ’80s with the now “classic” Forces in Motion Braxton Quartet to his “90’s work with Zorn and Threadgill and as a part of the Dave Douglas String Project, Dresser seems to be always at the center of what’s happening next…..Complex but clear and emotional, edgy but tonal, always telling a story, this is perhaps as good as post-Free Jazz gets….Dresser may be among the premier Jazz bassists of our time.. Cadence Magazine. Cover $15 http://www.mark-dresser.com
Monday, November 29 @ 8:30PM
HARRIS EISENSTADT AND CANADA DAY
Nate Wooley, trumpet; Matt Bauder, tenor saxophone; Chris Dingman, vibraphone; Eivind Opsvik, bass; Harris Eisenstadt, drums, compositions. “One of the new generation’s leading composers,” AllAboutJazz, Troy Collins, Harris Eisenstadt’s working quintet Canada Day features some of the most distinctive young musicians on the New York scene. Canada Day’s eponymous debut on the Portuguese label Clean Feed made numerous Best of 2009 lists, including the Village Voice, All About Jazz New York, Jazzhouse, WFMU, Ni Kantu, CKUT, Dusted Magazine, and Time Out Lisbon. Days after their gig at Cornelia, the group goes into the studio to record their second record for release summer 2011 on the Songlines label. “He’s a true jazz composer, without being pretentious about it.” Hank Shteamer, Time Out New York. Cover $10 http://www.harriseisenstadt.com
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COMING UP at the Cornelia Street Cafe:
Wednesday, Dec 1
BRAD SHEPIK QUARTET
Brad Shepik; Tom Beckham; Jorge Roeder; Mark Guiliana 8:30PM
Friday, Dec 3
GERALD CLEAVER GROUP
Jean Carla Rodea; Andrew Bishop; Dave Ballou; Chris Lightcap; Gerald Cleaver
Saturday, Dec 4
JOEL HARRISON SEPTET: SINGULARITY
Joel Harrison; Zach Brock; Donny McCaslin; Dana Leong; Gary Versace; Stephan Crump; Clarence Penn
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:
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