Aruan Ortiz, Tony Moreno Group, et al. Set for Weekend at Cornelia Street Café
CORNELIA STREET CAFÉ
29 Cornelia Street, NYC, New York 212-989-9319
between West 4th and Bleecker Sts, Greenwich Village
1 Subway to Sheridan Square; A, C, E, B, D, V, F to West 4th St.
Contact: Jim Eigo, Jazz Promo Services, 845-986-1677, http://email@example.com
This Weekend At Cornelia Street Cafe
Fri Jul 16th 9:00PM & 10:30PM
ARUAN ORTIZ: THE QUINTET
(Aruan Ortiz, piano; Jeremy Pelt, trumpet; David Gilmore, guitar; Rashaan Carter, bass; Eric McPherson, drums)
The Quintet, a group lead by the pianist Aruán Ortiz, is inspired by eccletic influences such as Afro-Cuban music, jazz, contemporary classical composition and visual arts, etc. as the impetus for generating musical material. The idea of creating an ensemble that pushes boundaries and expands the language of the music from the foundation of jazz has been Aruán's goal since its beginning. The Quintet strives to be a source for open-minded composers and musicians from different backgrounds to interact and create a multicultural language that can only be expressed by the sounds of contemporary music.
Jazz fans applaud, and novices mark your calendars. Aruán Ortiz, critically acclaimed Cuban pianist is a must see," New
Cover $20 http://www.aruanortiz.net
TONY MORENO GROUP
(Tony Moreno, drums, cymbals, compositions; Ron Horton, trumpet; Marc Mommaas, saxophone; Johannes Weidenmuller, bass; Gary Varsace, piano)
This Quintet is composed around a very special group of musicians. Everyone is both a wonderful performer and composer and bandleader in their own right. The repertoire is based on originals contributed from various band members. In addition, adding some compositions from Paul Motian, Gordon Parish and perhaps some standards.
The drummer Tony Moreno seeks a supple flow in his music, but also a subtle tension...
- New York Times More info: www.mommaas.com www.ronhorton.com www.garyversace.com www.bassistis.com www.allaboutjazz.com
Sun Jul 18th 9:00PM
FRANK LOCRASTO GROUP
(Frank LoCrasto, piano; Greg Ruggiero, guitar; Thomas Morgan, bass; RJ Miller,, drums)
Frank LoCrasto, born and raised in Texas, has been hailed by the New York Times as "a pianist-composer of modernity and promise." Since graduating from the New Schools jazz program, he has racked up credits with the likes of Jeremy Pelt, Greg Osby, Jose James, and more. This New Group will pay respects to jazz composers George Shearing, Thelonious Monk, Hoagy Carmichael and Bill Evans playing their compositions and arrangements.
"IF HE WASN'T BEFORE, FRANK LOCRASTO CERTAINLY IS THE MASTER OF INTELLECTUAL JAZZ NOW. DEVIN OUYE YAMANAKA, KWCW 90.5 - WALLA WALLA, WA
Mon Jul 19
8:30PM INTERNATIONAL ORANGE
(Dave Phelps, guitar; Todd Isler, drums; Rene Hart, bass)
A voyage exploding with color, rhythm, and ambience, stopping at different world ports, never lingering too long. A ride with reverence for the masters, an emphasis on spontaneity. IO love's tomorrow.
Cover $10 http://www.internationalorange.bandcamp.com
THE STRING MESSENGERS
(Uncle Murphy, guitar, vocals; Frank York, lead vocals, fiddle; Mandola Joe York, bass,vocals; Jon York, middle fiddle, vocals; Jeff York, electric guitar; Ratzo Harris York, bass)
The repertoire of the String Messengers is a mix of original material composed by band members as well as "classic" string band material from the likes of the Louvin Brothers, Jimmy Martin, Frank Wakefield, Johann Sebastian Bach, and Harry Smith's legendary Anthology of American Folk Music. Among the String Messengers originals you might be expected to hear are the true-to-life "Dumped On Valentine's Day," "The Heartbreak Diet," and "Better Off Bein' Lonely," the Herman Melville-inspired "Confidence", and the spirit-induced "Pastis." The band also traditionally closes every performance with its notorious philosophical diatribe "The Two Kinds of Men." The String Messengers are: Frank York, lead vocals and fiddle; Mandola Joe York, bass vocals and various double-coursed pluckables; Jon York, middle fiddle (a.k.a. "vy-o-la"); Jeff York, electric guitar and effects; Ratzo "Hatzo" York, bass; and Uncle Murphy, guitar and vocals.
Fri Jul 16
6:00PM SON OF PONY
The Friday night legendary open mic poetry series.
Arrive before 6 pm to sign up.
Kat Georges, host. Cover $7
Sat Jul 17
6:00PM TRAVELS WITH MA OWN SELF
(Deborah Latz, Writer, performer; Don Flagg, director; Daniela Schachter, piano; Oleg Osenkov, bass, guitar)
In ‘Travels With Ma Own Self', Deborah Latz takes us on a whacky and wonderful odyssey through the Mideast and Europe told in story and song. From the mud baths in El Chama, to a wise old woman in Kalamata, to an insanely jealous opera singer in Rome, to nude modeling in Arles, and to finding herself plastered all over le Metro de Paris... Deborah leads us through a madcap journey while discovering that the three muses of her life have actually been guiding her way.
"A brilliant performance!"
"You will leave the theater, grab a taxi and head straight to JFK!"
Deborah is a renowned jazz vocalist, who has performed numerous times at Cornelia Street Cafe and has recently returned from a European tour promoting her sophomore jazz vocal album, ‘Lifeline'. Ms. Latz has had an award-winning career in dramatic and musical theater, where she garnered a "Best Actress Award" at the Jerzy Grotowski Theatre Festival in Poland for her one-woman performance of ‘Juliet'. She studied at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco, at the British American Drama Academy in Oxford, England and with avant-garde theatre director Anne Bogart in New York City.
Cover $15 http://www.deborahlatz.com
Sun Jul 18
(a cast of thousands)
A semi-regular series where artists of different genres collaborate around a given theme.
Tonight It's all about FAMILY.
SET 1: Poet-writer Iris N. Schwartz, actor-director-writer David B. McConeghey, and actor-writer Mickey Pizzo perform prose and poetry
SET 2: Poet Jean Lehrman performs with cellist-composer Barry Kornhauser
SET 3: Poet Madeline Artenberg performs with guitarist-composer Nelson Alxndr
SET 4: Fiction writer-poet Thaddeus Rutkowski performs with percussionist-composer Peter Catapano
This time, we're not keeping it in the family.
Iris N. Schwartz, host. Cover $7
Mon Jul 19
6:00PM NEW YORK QUARTERLY
(Tony Gloeggler; Cindy Sostchen-Hochman; Jeanann Verlee)
A rare summer treat, an extra evening of Ted and the fine poets from the pages of one of our best literary journals.
Ted Jonathan, host. Cover $7