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, firstname.lastname@example.org Tonight At Cornelia Street Cafe
Tue Jul 27th 8:30PM
(Sam Trapchak, bass, compositions; Nick Kadajski, alto saxophone; Arthur Vint, drums)
Jazz is the common ground between Agent Orange members saxophonist, Nick Kadajski (alto saxophone), Sam Trapchak (double bass) and Arthur Vint (drums). Friends by musical association for the last three years, these musicians have finally come together to form a collaborative group featuring their innovative and highly varied compositions. The bands unique sound is the result of a proficiency in a wide range of musical styles; everything from heavy metal to afro-beat to country. Nick Kadajski heads up the NYC based group 5 Point Perspective, which features his original compositions. Nick’s album "Remembering Things to Come" won praise from "Jazz Times" writer Bobby Vega "…Nick Kadajski’s 5 Point Perspective and their new recording Remembering Things to Come is just another indication of the healthy state of jazz music. Fantastic compositions, remarkable arrangements and incredible musicianship. Take a moment and go check out some Nick Kadajski! One word – WOW!" www.nickkada.com <http://www.nickkada.com> Sam Trapchak is a Michigan transplant, raised on the rich musical tradition of Detroit. For years a staple in the Detroit hardcore scene with his band Happiness, and then as a freelance jazz player, Sam has just finished his first year in NYC. Watch for the upcoming release by his current band, Put Together Funny, which is headed for the studio next month. Arthur Vint is an up and coming drummer hailing from Tucson, Arizona. A highly adaptable musician, Vint has been a major figure in the Tucson music community since he was a teenager and now freelances in NYC. He has been featured on many recordings in a wide range of genres. For a complete discography visit his website. http://www.arthurvint.net/
Spoken WordTue Jul 27th 6:00PM
KAIROS ITALY THEATER
Italian classics in a bilingual production. Italian Literary Salon Professional readings in English followed by the Italian version from masterpieces by Italian writers from the past to the present. Q&A and mingle in before, during and after the reading. The past and the present: The fantastic yet so real world of Stefano Benni and Primo LEVI Two writers who transformed reality into fantasy to talk about the world, society and people. Satire, comedy and some hidden drama in stories by two Italian masters. Centuries ago, first in Paris, and then all over Europe, Cafés and Salotti Letterari became meeting point for artists and intellectuals to discuss ideas as well as every day facts. While the Cafés were open to the public and attended mostly by men, the Salotti Letterari were private events, organized by cultural refined Ladies, often aristocrats, who loved to bring together people of different backgrounds to discuss and exchange opinions and knowledge. KIT is now recreating its own Salotto-Caffe’ Letterario, hosted by KIT’s artistic director Laura Caparrotti together with other surprise guests. In a two-hour event, the guests will be introduced each time to two wonderful Italian writers from the past and the present. Professional actors will engage in dramatic readings of short stories, excerpts from novels or essays by the most fascinated and beloved Italian authors from the past to the present. Following KIT’s tradition, the reading will be first in English followed by its Italian version. Copies of the reading material in Italian will be provided to the audience the opportunity to follow the professional reading. Before, after and during the reading, we’ll discuss discussion, we’ll exchange ideas and opinions. Primo Levi. Italian-Jewish writer and chemist, who first gained fame with his autobiographical story SE QUESTO È UN UOMO (1947, If This is a Man) of survival in Nazi concentration camps. For the last forty years of his life Levi devoted himself to attempting to deal with the fact that he was not killed in Auschwitz. "The worst survived, that is, the fittest; the best all died," he said. Levi also published poetry, science fiction, essays, and short stories. In 1987, at the age of 67, he killed himself. Italo Calvino called Levi "one of the most important and gifted writers of our time." Stefano Benni is widely considered one of Italy’s foremost novelists. His trademark mix of biting social satire and magical realism has turned each of his books into a national bestseller. His many novels include: Bar Sport, The Company of Celestini, The Cafe Beneath the Sea and the latest remarkably successful Margherita Dolce Vita. Benni is also the author of several volumes of essays and poetry and many collections of short stories. He lives in Bologna, Italy. From Europaedition web-site. Kairos is the Greek god of the fleeting moment. Kairos Italy Theater was founded in 2002 in New York. KIT’s mission is to create a cultural exchange program between Italy, the US and the international community, to unveil artistic and creative sides of these two countries to the world. In the States, Kairos Italy Theater is dedicated to spread the Italian Culture and to create an Italian Culture Network in order to maintain and grow the knowledge of Italy in the States. It is the only troupe doing bilingual (Italian and English) theater in New York.
Laura Caparrotti, president. Cover $10 http://www.kitheater.com