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
Music This Weekend At Cornelia Street Cafe
Fri Oct 29th 9:00PM & 10:30PM
BOB STEWART QUARTET
(Bob Stewart, tuba; Jerome Harris, guitar; Matt Wilson, drums; Curtis Stewart, viola)
This ensemble is inspired by the music of Benin and will explore the string tradition through the virtuosity of Jerome Harris and Curtis Stewart. “The music of Benin, like New Orleans, has a strong brass and drum tradition where the Tuba and the Drum are the heart of the ensemble.” Compositions, along with vocals, makes this quartet a very colorful and personal experience.
"Bob Strewart is a great tuba player who solos with flexibility and can walk like a Bass" Tom Piazza, Jazz Magazine
Cover $10 http://www.bobstewartuba.com
Sat Oct 30th 9:00PM & 10:30PM
BILL MCHENRY QUARTET
(Bill McHenry, tenor saxophone; Andrew D Angelo, alto saxophone; Ben Street, bass; RJ Miller, drums)
Tenor Saxophonist Bill McHenry brings two other Maine natives with him to this Cornelia St appearance, the respected Ben Street, on the bass, and young protege’ RJ Miller on the drums. Joining him on alto saxophone is one of contemporary music’s unique voices, Andrew D’Angelo.
Andrew and Bill headlined Badplus member Reid Anderson’s "Vastness of Space" album in 1999, and Andrew joined Bill’s group in 2 week long stints at the Village Vanguard, documented on NPR’s "Live at the Village Vanguard" series. They’ll be playing the blues, some pretty ballads and original music by Bill.
Sun Oct 31st 8:30PM
SAM SADIGURSKY/JEREMY UDDEN
(Sam Sadigursky, saxophone; Jeremy Udden, saxophone; Linda Oh, bass; Jeff Hirshfield, drums)
Two of New York’s most noted bandleaders and saxophonists join forces to lead a special quartet celebrating 15 years of friendship, collaboration, and a mutual love for rhythm, sound, harmony, costumes, and pagan ritual. Individually, the two have toured internationally and performed with musicians like Lee Konitz, Ben Monder, Joe Lovano, Matt Wilson, Brad Mehldau, and Ray Brown. Sadigursky has released three albums as a leader, all combining poetry and text with song, while Jeremy is currently preparing to release his third CD, which will feature his group Plainville.
Melodic, ruminative, nostalgic and fresh at the same time. SEATTLE TIMES
Cover $10 http://www.samsadigursky.com Mon Nov 01
8:30PM MELODY FADER PLAYS PIANO MUSIC OF CHOPIN AND MENDELSSOHN
(Melody Fader, piano)
Melody Fader is a New York Based pianist. She has a special affinity for the music of Chopin, but is at ease playing music from all other eras, from baroque through current day composers. Miss Fader is the resident pianist for the New Chamber Ballet, which performs five times each year at City Center Studios in New York City. She has recently performed chamber music with members of the Minnesota Orchestra in Minneapolis, as well as playing many solo Chopin recitals around the country this past year, honoring the 200th anniversary of Chopin’s birth. She is currently in the process of releasing a new album Chopin’s piano music, and will be performing Beethoven’s "Emperor" concerto with the Farmington Valley Symphony this December. Miss Fader also has a love for dance, movement, inter arts collaborations, and has a yoga teaching certification from Laughing Lotus. Miss Fader is a graduate of the Juilliard School and the Eastman School of Music.
"…a selection of Gyorgy Ligetie’s etudes for piano, performed with great panache by Melody Fader"-Roslyn Sulcas, New York Times
Cover $10 http://www.melodyfader.com Mon Nov 01
10:00PM TOM TALLITSCH
(Tom Tallitsch, tenor, soporano saxophones; Victor Baker, guitar; Trifon Dimitrov, bass; Matt Garritty, drums)
Tom Tallitsch is a World Class Saxophonist, Origin Records Recording Artist, Composer, Music Educator, and Jazz Radio Host. Since his arrival in 1996 from the Midwest, he has established himself as a major player on the jazz scene in Philadelphia and New York, maintaining a rigorous performance schedule. Tom has played and recorded with many of the area’s top musicians and has 3 albums to his name on ‘Jazzweek Magazine’s Best Jazz Label of 2009’, Origin/OA2 Records He has had feature articles in Downbeat Magazine, JazzTimes, JazzReview.Com, AllAboutJazz, and in 2010 rose to #27 on The Jazzweek U.S. radio charts for his album "Perspective".
“Tallitsch blows his tenor with confidence, at times hearkening the vibrancy of Joe Henderson, all the while showcasing an artistic voice, curious and exploring. ”- All About Jazz
Cover $10 http://www.tomtallitsch.com