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
This Weekend At Cornelia Street Cafe
Fri Oct 22nd 9:00PM & 10:30PM
BEN WALTZER QUINTET
(Ben Waltzer, piano; Bill McHenry, tenor saxophone; Duane Eubanks, trumpet; Dwayne Burno, bass; Otis Brown III, drums)
"Intelligence and originality leap from the young pianist." – Francis Davis, Village Voice
The pianist is able to conjure mystery with a feathery touch here and some graceful dissonance there. Known for the eloquence of his trio work, which updates Ellington’s Piano in the Foreground approach, Waltzer’s also got a nice little horn-band concept. Tonight he’ll have Bill McHenry and Duane Eubanks out front; both will have plenty to chew on, because the songbook can be meaty. – Jim Macnie, Village Voice, 4/23/10
"Brilliantly performed…very impressive." – Ahmad Jamal, jazz piano legend, of “100 Dreams Ago.”
Cover $10 http://www.Benwaltzer.com
Sun Oct 24th 8:30PM
JACOB GARCHIK TRIO
(Jacob Garchik, trombone, compositions; Jacob Sacks, piano; Dan Weiss, drums)
Trombonist and composer Jacob Garchik has worked with Slavic Soul Party, Lee Konitz and the Kronos Quartet. Here he presents elegant and energetic compositions for a unique, bass-less trio. Three of the busiest young freelancers in New York explore, exchange ideas, and play.
"Mr. Garchik played fast and exact phrases, finding strange routes through familiar chord changes and leaving a lot of empty space; he was temperate, building intensity without shouting. " Ben Ratliff, the New York Times, August 2010.
Cover $10 http://www.jacobgarchik.com
Mon Oct 25
8:30PM 21ST CENTURY SCHIZOID MUSIC PRESENTS:THE BATTERIES DUO
(Gareth Flowers, trumpet; Steven Beck, piano)
Gareth Flowers, trumpeter of the acclaimed International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) presents two sets this evening. The first is for a trumpet and piano duo, featuring the pianist Steve Beck and the cornet solos of Herbert L. Clarke, a turn of the (20th) century composer, the second set is with The Batteries Duo, an electro-acoustic trumpet and laptop duo with Josh Frank.Originally from Arlingon, Virginia, Gareth Flowers is an electro-acoustic trumpeter, know for "shimmering vibrato" and "wide-ranging lines" (NYTimes, June ’10) and has performed with the acclaimed International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) since 2003. Although his musical journey has included performances with the major orchestras of San Francisco, New York, Philadelphia, and Seoul, he relishes making music on an intimate scale, and performs with ICE, the TILT Creative Brass Band, the Argento New Music Project, and the Tri-Centric Foundation’s (Anthony Braxton) orchestra. He often performs in theatrical productions on Broadway, and has recorded for many fine musicians including Gabriel Kahane, Anthony Coleman, and duYun. As a composer/performer, he has performed his own eccentric electro-acoustic Inventions at the Clark Studio Theater of Lincoln Center, and the Tank. Steven Beck, piano, is a graduate of the Juilliard School, where his teachers were Seymour Lipkin and Peter Serkin. Mr. Beck made his debut with the National Symphony Orchestra. He toured Japan as a soloist with the New York Symphonic Ensemble, and has appeared with the New Juilliard Ensemble, Sequitur, and the Virginia Symphony. Mr. Beck has performed as soloist and chamber musician at the Kennedy Center, Alice Tully Hall, Merkin Hall, Miller Theater, and Steinway Hall. He is an Artist Presenter and regular performer at Bargemusic, and performs frequently as a musician with the Mark Morris Dance Group. He has worked with Elliot Carter, Henri Dutilleux, and George Perle, and has appeared with ensembles such as Speculum Musicae, Sospeso, Friends and Enemies of New Music, and Counterinduction. Trumpeter, composer, and producer, Josh Frank leads an eclectic musical life in New York City. Over the past few years Josh’s engagements have ranged from writing music for companies such as Corcoran, and Vornado Realty, to producing musical events for Rock and Republic Jeans. As a trumpet player, Josh has performed with pop artists such as Sufjan Stevens, members of The National, BOYZ II MEN and regularly plays with the ground-breaking ensemble The Knights. As a producer, Josh has worked on classical albums released on Sony Classical and produces regularly with engineer Bill Siegmund at Digital Island Studios. Josh has started his own company, Galien Productions, which creates and licenses music for media. The music of Herbert L. Clarke is delightfully lighthearted, tuneful, and virtuosic, and was often heard during summertime in parks all across the country, usually performed by a community band, in a truly Americana fashion. The Batteries Duo is the first and only electro-acoustic trumpet duo of it’s kind in New York’s creative music scene. Using primarily trumpets and samplers, the Batteries duo creates a unique breed of sound art. Drawing on inspiration from Medeski, Martin and Wood to Bill Frisell to electronic artists such as Deadelus, and the Books, The Batteries duo combines found sounds and sampled material which they mashup against their virtuosic and vibrational trumpet playing to create a unique variety of nu jazz/indie-electronica/post-classicism. Their set will be in support of their late-summer release of Les Amusements, their freshman EP.
Frank J Oteri, Host. Cover $10 http://www.thegflo.com