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Cornelia Street Cafe Announces November Schedule


THE CORNELIA STREET CAFE has announced an exciting schedule of events for the month of November full of diverse musical styles for all kinds of musical tastes!

Mon Nov 1
Actors, time limits, laughter, tears, our floorboards are used to perfection.
An Evening of Original Monologues. No slamming, no judges, just great material, excellent actors and YOU. Tulis McCall will host.

$10 cover includes a drink

Mon Nov 01
(David Amram, piano, french horn, flutes, composition & surprises; Kevin Twigg, drums, glockenspiel; John de Witt, bass; Adam Amram, percussion; John Ventimiglia, actor)
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

Tue Nov 02
(Julie Hardy, vocals; Mark Shilansky, piano; Matt Clohesy, bass; Jared Schonig, drums; special guests)
One of the most distinctive voices among the growing ranks of female jazz singers belongs to Julie Hardy. The New York Times critic Nate Chinen describes her as a "musically astute and thoughtfully modern jazz singer." As a singer who wears many hats, she can be heard singing indie pop, jingles, or backing up a rock band on piano. Tonight she returns to jazz, her first love, accompanied by dear friends and amazing musicians; Mark Shilansky on piano, Matt Clohesy on bass and Jared Schonig on drums. She will revisit songs from her critically acclaimed sophmore release "The Wish" (World Cutlure Music) and well as new selections.
"Julie Hardy's new CD, The Wish, builds on the reputation of a singer well equipped to handle everything modern jazz vocalism demands: candlelit standards ("I Wish I Knew," "All Or Nothing at All"), repurposed pop hits (Lennon/McCartney's "I'm Looking Through You"), effortless improvisation and a strong writer's pen. See her now, while it's easy." - K. Leander Williams, Time Out New York

$7 Cover for New School, CCNY Students w/ID
Julie Hardy, Host. Cover $10

Wed Nov 03
(Nir Felder, guitar; Dave Cook, piano; GaryWang, bass; Sunny Jain, drums)
Drummer Sunny Jain is an Indian-American musical trailblazer. With 4 CD's released as a leader, he has been touted as a leading voice for the new music Indo-Jazz (a movement of first-generation South Asians equally steeped in the jazz tradition and the music of their cultural heritage) and his latest release, Taboo, furthers the sound. Sunny was profiled in Downbeat Magazine (November 2009) for his unique blending of Indian music with jazz/world and in 2008 was commissioned by the Aaron Copland Fund to record Taboo, after being commissioned in 2006 by Chamber Music America to compose the new works. The CD was released in June 2010 on the Brooklyn Jazz Underground Records Label. He closed out 2007 with a milestone performance with the famed Sufi-rock group Junoon at the Nobel Peace Prize concert in Oslo, Norway, playing for Al Gore. In 2006, Traps magazine highlighted Sunny as a top New York City world jazz drummers, following on the heels of a feature in Jazz Hot magazine (France), in which he was noted as a rising star for his fusion of jazz and Indian music. Sunny received the Arts International Award in both 2003 and 2005 and in 2002, he was designated a Jazz Ambassador by the U.S. Department of State and The Kennedy Center. Sunny has performed with Joey Baron, Kenny Barron, Marc Cary, Samir Chatterjee, Kyle Eastwood, Roy Hargrove, Norah Jones, Q-Tip, Dewey Redman, Martha Wainwright, Kenny Wollesen and host of others.

Cover $10

Thu Nov 04
(Liberty Ellman, acoustic guitar; Jamie Fox, electric guitar; Stephan Crump, acoustic bass, compositions)
Memphis-bred Brooklynite bassist/composer Stephan Crump will perform with his unique all-string Rosetta Trio in support of their new Sunnyside Records release, Reclamation. Featuring nine intensely personal compositions including the polyglot "Pernambuco," a piece commissioned by 92nd St Y and New York Guitar Festival, Reclamation is a declaration of a unique new compositional voice.
The freshness of the compositions is matched by the intimate synergy of the ensemble, first convened on the 2006 release Rosetta that gave the trio its name. Reviewers were ecstatic about the "engaging and sublime meeting" of Crump on acoustic bass with guitarists Liberty Ellman and Jamie Fox. "Here is a string ensemble for the new century!" raved Donald Elfman in All About Jazz NY. Having toured the US and UK and performed together in a varied contexts for years, Rosetta Trio has developed into a formidable unit, sensitively and powerfully rendering Crump's often profound, sometimes playful and always honest music.

The diverse array of sounds and sources on display is a natural extension of Crump's varied work as a performer. Known for transforming his instrument into a speaking entity with a magnetic pull on audiences, Crump recently launched his solo performance career as an invited artist at the 2009 International Society of Bassists conference. 2010 will see the release of new recordings documenting his free-improvised duo collaborations with both alto saxophonist Steve Lehman and pianist James Carney. Crump has received special notice of late for his 10 years of collaboration with pianist/composer Vijay Iyer, whose 2009 trio release, Historicity, has been heralded a game-changing jazz recording. "Someone's got to be the Holy Spirit, representing your faith that this jazz will breathe.." noted Ben Ratliff in his New York Times review of a Vijay Iyer Trio performance in NYC, "It's the bassist, of course, cutting through with big, wise, rounded notes."

The elegance and purposeful groove of Crump's playing, making him much more than a "sideman", are also on display outside of the jazz world, most often with the Jim Campilongo Electric Trio and with Crump's wife, the radiant singer/songwriter Jen Chapin, with whom he has worked as a bassist, arranger, and producer. Over the years, Crump's performances on both acoustic and electric bass have been heard across North America and Europe with Joel Harrison, Mahavishnu Project, Bobby Previte, Patti Austin, Gordon Gano, Lucy Kaplansky, Big Ass Truck, and the late Johnny Clyde Copeland. His compositions can be heard in Miramax, HBO, Showtime, Bravo, Granada America and Simple Focus Films, as well as on his earlier albums as a leader: Poems and Other Things, Tuckahoe and Rosetta.

Ellman and Fox were both fixtures on the San Francisco Bay area scene and had toured internationally before arriving in New York in the 90s. Aside from his own critically-acclaimed recording career, Ellman has been featured as guitarist and producer in Henry Threadgill's innovative group, Zooid, and has performed with other jazz visionaries such as Steve Coleman and Greg Osby. An accomplished jazz composer in his own right, Fox brings his idiosyncratic folk, R&B and blues perspective that has contributed to the music of such legends as Joan Baez and Brother Jack McDuff.

Cover $10

Fri Nov 05
(Ralph Alessi, trumpet; Loren Stillman, alto saxophone; Drew Gress, bass; Mark Ferber, drums; Will Jennings, voice)

Alessi's Modular Theatre is a band seemingly capable of reaching almost any musical territory. An underlying "jazz" sensibility is infused with any and everything from Hip Hop (texts ancient and spontaneous) to chamber music.

Cover $10

Sat Nov 06
(Lucian Ban, piano; Mat Maneri, viola; Bruce Williams, alto sax, flute; Gerald Cleaver, drums; Bob Stewart, tuba)
DECO HEART presents the new band from Transylvanian expat pianist LUCIAN BAN featuring an amazing line-up with visionary MAT MANERI on viola, veteran altoist BRUCE WILLIAMS, contemporary master drummer GERALD CLEAVER and legendary tuba player BOB STEWART. From tradition distilled to post - everything avant-garde. Fractal grooves and unfettered lyricism. New music by some of today's most creative musicians.

Cover $15

Sun Nov 07
(Greg Ward, alto saxophone, composition; Rob Clearfield, piano, synth, boards; Jeff Greene, upright,electric bass; Quin Kirchner, drums)

The path to recording his debut CD, South Side Story (available on 19/8 Records on September 28, 2010), began after an intense period of study of composition and orchestration with some of the best teachers in the world (Ward studied orchestration with Cliff Colnot and composition with Sebastian Huydts), and the subsequent explorations with contrasting genres and sounds, discovering unique ways of combining them, and ultimately arriving at a true representation of himself; all that he is as a person and an artist; and all that he loves. Fitted Shards is the quartet of extremely creative musicians that will present Ward's latest work.

Cover $10

Mon Nov 08
(Javier Hagen, tenor, countertenor & electronics; Ulrike Mayer-Spohn, recorder & electronics)
The China Project is a larger cultural exchange program compiling different concert programs intending to reflect Western music by contemporary works composed for UMS 'n JIP.
Commissions by high renommee Chinese composers Guo Wenjing (Beijing), Wen Deqing (Shanghai), Tao Yu (Paris), Du Yun (New York), Huang Ruo (New York), Yeung-Ping Chen (Hongkong), Liu Jian (Shanghai). The China project started in january 2009 and has been presented in Switzerland, France (Festival d'Avignon) and China (Hong Kong, Shanghai New Music Days).

['umsnjip] is the Swiss contemporary music duo founded in 2007 by Ulrike Mayer-Spohn [UMS] and Javier Hagen [JIP]. UMS 'n JIP is actually one of the most innovative and outstanding Swiss contemporary music ensembles and one of the most active ensembles worldwide. UMS 'n JIP works on both new musical and scenical settings for voice, recorders and electronics reflecting live vs. digital performance as well as European vs. non-European music. Their sets equally accord to concert halls, clubs and big festival scenes. Since their studies (composing, sound design & musical performance) in Holland, Germany, Italy and Switzerland, UMS and JIP have been both invited to the most prestigious European contemporary classic music and theatre festivals (Avignon, TKF Zürich, TKF Lausanne, Shanghai, Donaueschingen, Karlsruhe, Berlin, Basel, Bern, Paris, Strasbourg) where they premiered as soloists and a duo more than 150 oeuvres collaborating with world famous composers such as Goebbels, Rihm, Kagel, Reimann, Eötvös, Wen Deqing and Guo Wenjing. UMS 'n JIP relates to emotionally touching as well as technically virtuoso, conceptionally perfect and sexy performances.
Cover $10

Tue Nov 09
(Lindsey Horner, bass; Jimmy Cozier, saxophone; Sunny Jain, drums; Neal Kirkwood, piano)
This collection of veteran New York players looks into some of the lesser known but equally as great music of Shorter, Ellington, Strayhorn, Hancock and the like. These are some of the tunes we've always wanted to play on gigs but never got the chance; music that is full of surprise and endless improvisational possibilities. The members of this band have played and are playing with everyone from The Temptations to Steve Coleman to Bill Frisell to Sam Rivers to Ani Di Franco and are all bandleaders themselves.

Cover $10

Wed Nov 10
(Ila Cantor, guitar,vocals; Matt Brewer, bass; Mike Rodriquez, trumpet, flugelhorn)
Ila Cantor has always been a closeted songwriter. Despite her history of playing jazz guitar and writing instrumental music, her songs with vocals finally piled up and demanded attention. After a 10 month escape to New Mexico where Ila was able to develop this side of her music, she returns ready and excited to share it.

Curated by Becca Stevens. Cover $10

Wed Nov 10
(Nate Wood, guitar,vocals; Jesske Hume, bass; Sean Wayland, rhodes; Mark Guiliana, drums)
Nate Wood is a multi-instrumentalist who draws his inspiration equally from both rock and jazz. His 2 albums Reliving and Fall are entirely self made, and are a result of his experience as a supporting musician across many genres of music. The music fuses often dense harmony and simple pop melodies. Nate is backed up live by a virtuosic band, featuring Sean Wayland, Jesske Hume and Mark Guiliana.

Curated by Becca Stevens. Cover $10

Thu Nov 11
(Russ Johnson, trumpet; Quinsin Nachoff, saxophone, clarinet; Tom Rainey, drums; Michael Bates, double bass)
This emerging innovator plays at the crossroads of structural experiment, contrapuntal rapture, and inarguable charisma and his quartet Outside Sources is more than just an assemblage of virtuoso musicians, it is a road-tested ensemble that showcases Bates' musical identity. Taking equal inspiration from jazz, western classical music and lasting modern acts like the Bad Brains and Ornette Coleman, Michael Bates' Outside Sources offers a peek into an engaging and up-and-coming musical mind and it is a watershed for enthusiasts of cutting-edge composition. This dynamic quartet has recorded for Dave Douglas' label Greenleaf Music and the latest recording blurs the line between composition and improvisation and leaves the listener in a vertiginous space where musical tradition teeters at the knife-edge of a modern zest for experiment.
All About Jazz called Michael Bates' Outside Sources, "a tight unit that reveled in richness, unpredictability, astounding technical ability and near-telepathic interaction."

Cover $10

Fri Nov 12
(Jamie Saft, piano; Bill McHenry, saxophones; Duane Eubanks, trumpet; Ben Perowsky, drums)
Jamie Saft is a virtuoso pianist, keyboardist, producer, and composer from New York and a mainstay of the Downtown scene. Saft's stylistic versatility, multi-instrumentalist capabilities, and production skills have been featured with The Beastie Boys, Bad Brains, The B-52's, Laurie Anderson, John Zorn, John Adams, Donovan, Bobby Previte, Dave Douglas, Antony and the Johnsons, and scores of other artists. Saft is a core member of bands such as The Dreamers, Electric Masada, The Beta Popes, Whoopie Pie, Swami LatePlate, The Shakers and Bakers, OV, and Kalashnikov.

Saft has composed a number of original film scores including the Oscar nominated film
Cover $15

Sat Nov 13
(Jamie Saft, piano; Bill McHenry, saxophones; Duane Eubanks, trumpet; Ben Perowsky, drums)
Jamie Saft is a virtuoso pianist, keyboardist, producer, and composer from New York and a mainstay of the Downtown scene. Saft's stylistic versatility, multi-instrumentalist capabilities, and production skills have been featured with The Beastie Boys, Bad Brains, The B-52's, Laurie Anderson, John Zorn, John Adams, Donovan, Bobby Previte, Dave Douglas, Antony and the Johnsons, and scores of other artists. Saft is a core member of bands such as The Dreamers, Electric Masada, The Beta Popes, Whoopie Pie, Swami LatePlate, The Shakers and Bakers, OV, and Kalashnikov.
Saft has composed a number of original film scores including the Oscar nominated film "Murderball", Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner "God Grew Tired Of Us", and the HBO documentary film "Dear Talula". Saft has also contributed score music for Nickelodeon, MTV, and A&E. Saft has released a number of albums as a leader, including "Breadcrumb Sins" (Tzadik), "Trouble- The Jamie Saft Trio Plays Bob Dylan" (Tzadik), "Sovlanut" (Tzadik), "Astaroth- The Jamie Saft Trio Plays Masada Book II" (Tzadik), and Swami LatePlate's "Doom Jazz" (Veal).

Cover $15

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