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 Aug 06
9:00PM MICHAEL FEINBERG QUARTET
(Michael Feinberg, bass; Logan Richardson, sax; Tommy Crane, drums; Julian Shore, piano)
A vibrant young bassist/composer whose voice conveys a distinct musical vision, Michael Feinberg continues to bring fresh ideas to life with music that incorporates jazz, hip hop, and rock, as well as influences from his Middle Eastern and Eastern European heritage. Feinberg’s music oscillates with new and exciting vibrations that include sounds from the East to the West, the fiery spirits of Charles Mingus, Jimmy Garrison, and others, as he aspires "to challenge the limitations of jazz while returning to its most basic elements of improvisation, creativity, and a fusion of cultures and sounds.
". . .embracing elements of both pop music and the avant-garde with a strong flare for jazz music. . . of the here and now." Chad Radford Creative Loafing Atlanta.
Cover $10 http://www.michaelfeinbergmusic.com
Fri Aug 06 10:30PM JASON RIGBY QUINTET
(Jason Rigby, tenor saxophone; Russ Johnson, trumpet; Cameron Brown, bass; Jeff Davis, drums; Mike Holber, piano)
The Jason Rigby Quintet is a powerhouse ensemble formed to explore group improvisation with the twists and turns of a two-horn front line. The group was formed conceptually out of the influences of Ornette Coleman’s explorations with Don Cherry and Dewey Redman, Jack DeJohnette’s early 70’s work, and Miles’ 70’s electric bands – culminating in a modern mixture of grooves, free melodies, psychedelic sounds and angular horn harmonies.
Tenor saxophonist Jason Rigby has been hailed as "a truly lyrical musician" and "New York’s rising star of tenor sax." an earthy voice that deftly combines many influences, Rigby is rapidly attracting the attention of the music world as a saxophonist and composer who has something important to say. Both of his leader releases on Fresh Sound Records (Translucent Space, 2006 and The Sage, 2009) received widespread critical acclaim.
Cover $10 http://www.jasonrigby.net
Curtis Macdonald is a saxophonist, composer and sound designer based in New York City. He graduated cum laude from the New School University in 2007 where he immediately became faculty.
Along with developing a sizable repertoire for the modern jazz ensemble, Curtis’ music has taken form in many a medium. In the past 3 years he has composed music and sound for film, dance, games and chamber ensembles. His production savvy can be heard on numerous new music and modern jazz recordings where he incorporates improvisation, sound art and digital technology.
Cover $10 http://www.curtismacdonald.com
Being a native son of Kansas City, Missouri (b1980) Logan Richardson has always understood the importance of observing, learning, and loving the process of tradition, and all that it entails. Kansas City, a city that propelled the development of improvised music as a whole (1925-38). Creating a nest for the individual artist to develop, in a vibrant economy, and musical social structure that lends itself to create a huge igniting of musical styles largely based around a strong swing and blues element.
Logan began playing music at the age of twelve. Of the very first educational experiences in improvised music included learning from the likes of- Max Roach, Jimmy Heath, James Moody, Clark Terry, Ray Brown Shirley Scott, Sir Roland Hanna, Marcus Belgrave, Richard Davis… At the age of sixteen Logan was a featured soloist performing in concert with the Kansas City Symphony Orchestra. Within that same time frame Logan worked with Jimmy Heath in Concert in Small group as well as a Big Band setting. Having the great honor of taking part at The Smithsonian (D.C.) in honor of Duke Ellington’s 100th birthday celebration (’99) as well as being noted in Downbeat Magazine (’99) as “up and coming “
Cover $10 http://www.loganrichardson.com
Sun Aug 08
8:30PM DAN TEPFER / RICHIE BARSHAY DUO
(Dan Tepfer, piano; Richie Barshay, percussion)
Dan Tepfer is a New York-based pianist and composer and one of the most formidable jazz musicians on the international stage — hailed as “brilliant” by The Boston Globe, “remarkable” by The Washington Post , a “rugged and emphatic” player by the New York Times, “a new knight of the keys” by BSC News France.
By age 28, he has performed the world over in contexts ranging from solo piano to full orchestra, chronicling his talents on the solo disc Twelve Improvisations in Twelve Keys (2009) as well as the trio sessions Before the Storm (2005), Oxygen (2007) and his forthcoming 2010 Sunnyside release with bassist Thomas Morgan and drummer Ted Poor. Dan has also had the extraordinary privilege of a sustained, ongoing duo partnership with alto saxophonist and jazz luminary Lee Konitz, documented on the acclaimed 2009 Sunnyside CD Duos With Lee (“a benchmark of human potential” – JazzInsideNY. As France’s Jazz Magazine has noted, Dan is “gifted with a heightened sense for form and an extraordinary confidence in his angles of attack.” His playing, whatever the context, is a model of fluidity and steady, effortless motion, immersed in jazz history but creating new history in turn.
Cover $10 http://www.dantepfer.com
Fri Aug 06
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 Aug 07
6:00PM THE LIAR SHOW
Seek Truth. Get a T-Shirt.
4 Storytellers, 3 True Stories, 1 Pack of Lies. Uncover the liar and win a prize worth its weight in fool’s gold. PETER AGUERO – The Moth Host and Grandslam Champion JIM O’GRADY – New YorkTimes; Huffington Post MICHELE CARL – Author, Fish Out Of Agua DAN ALLEN – Comedy Central
Andy Christie. Cover $15 Sun Aug 08
6:00PM GUITAR & PEN
The return of GUITAR & PEN! Chris Belden reads from his new novel-in-progress–the funniest story of infanticide you’ve ever heard–& follows up with a batch of original tunes.
Chris Belden. Cover $7