Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Mary Foster Conklin East Coast CD Release Event - Blues For Breakfast - Remembering Matt Dennis November 7th at Sweet Rhythm


November 7 - 8pm and 9:30pmMary Foster ConklinEast Coast CD Release Event -

Sweet Rhythm88 Seventh Avenue SouthNYC$15 cover + 2 drink minimum


with: John di Martino-piano/Greg Ryan-bass/Ron Vincent-drums/Tony Romano-guitar/Joel Frahm-sa

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

This Week At Cornelia Street Cafe

Mon Oct 23
(Joel Harrison, guitar; Liberty Ellman, guitar; Mark Feldman, violin; Chris Howes, violin; Jeremy Kittel, viola; Dana Leong, cello)
Joel Harrison's String Choir presents the music of Paul Motian
Paul Motian is well known as one of the living legends of jazz drumming. He is also a wonderful composer. His sense of harmony and melody are truly unique. Guitarist /composer Joel Harrison has arranged several of Motian's pieces for String quartet and two guitars. The group consists of some of the most original, gifted string improvisers anywhere.

2nd set: improvisations based on music from Paul Motian's legacy- Monk, Bill Evans, Free, etc.
Cover $10 http://www.joelharrison.com/

Tue Oct 24
(Murray Weinstock, vocals, piano, compositions; Andy Stack, guitar, vocals; Elaine Caswell, vocals)
Andy Stack http://www.andystack.net/ will be playing guitar and singing back-up along with favored singer, Elaine Caswell, who has backed up Al Green, Bette Midler and Dolly Parton to just name a few.
Singing dogcatradio's most requested song "Dog Day Afternoon" and other songs from Tails of the City. There will be some new songs like "Tug-a-Pug" from More Tails of the City! Everyone can join in on that one.

(Roy Zimmerman, vocals, guitar, compositions, lyrics)
What's funny about war, poverty, ignorance, greed, lust and fear? Ask Roy Zimmerman.
“Faulty Intelligence” is ninety minutes of Zimmerman’s hilarious original songs. The title has as artful ambiguity but there’s no mistaking Zimmerman’s point of view. His engaging melodies and wickedly inventive rhymes take the Bush administration to task not only for the “faulty intelligence” which led us to war in Iraq, but for the greater lapses which have inflamed the Culture and Class Wars.
There’s a love song to the sexiest man alive, "Dick Cheney" and a lesson in “Creation Science 101.” There’s an anthem to same-sex marriage, “Defenders of Marriage,” a metaphor for the "Patriot Act" that's hard to get off your shoe, and the bawk- along “Chickenhawk,” already a Zimmerman classic.
Performing at New York City's Symphony Space during the 2004 Republican Convention, he drew this review from the New York Times' Stephen Holden: "Roy Zimmerman lifted the evening with his song 'Chickenhawk,' ridiculing the military policies of Bush administration officials who didn't serve in the armed forces. Zimmerman's squawking and clucking conveyed his scorn with contagious irreverence."

The Los Angeles Times says, "Zimmerman displays a lacerating wit and keen awareness of society's foibles that bring to mind a latter-day Tom Lehrer."

Tom Lehrer himself says, "I congratulate Roy Zimmerman on reintroducing literacy to comedy songs. And the rhymes actually rhyme, they don't just 'rhyne.'"

Joni Mitchell says, "Roy's lyrics move beyond poetry and achieve perfection."

Wed Oct 25
(Angelo M; Mala Waldron)
This month's Soul of the Blues features Angelo M., Mala Waldron. SOUL OF THE BLUES, NYC's premiere *inexpensive* live blues and soul music series, happens the fourth Wednesday of every month at Cornelia Street Cafe.

for more information on the artists, please visit:



Jon Sobel, host. Cover $10 http://jonsobel.com/sotb.html

Thu Oct 26
(Maria Neckam, Voice; Franz von Chossy, Piano; Thomas Morgan, Bass; Dan Weiss, Drums; Sunny Kim, Vocals)
Maria Neckam can sound like Flora Purim to Franz von Chossy's Chick Corea, but she's working on many other levels, from Björk and Urszula Dudziak to Astrud Gilberto, Basia and any number of classically-trained vocalists. Her supple, reedy voice hits the notes clearly and has that wonderful quality of articulating syllables as notes rather than words, turning even standards into wordless vocals. Neckam, part of the Austrian-American Outreach Jazz Collective, writes impressively in English and her native tongue. Her album "Crossing and Blending" is an ambitious debut that ranges through the breadth of her stylistic tropes and suggests that she's going to be a special voice. (John Swenson, OFF BEAT Magazine)

Sunny Kim is a vocalist, pianist, composer, creator of multimedia shows, educator and improvisor. A native of South Korea, her vocal improvisation style and experiments with electronics gained her recognition in the recent years in the US as well as abroad. Since her arrival in the US in 1998, Kim's career has included work with Pheeroan akLaff, Ran Blake, Dave Fiuczynski, Michael Cain, Frank Carlberg, Carlos Alomar, Jason Hwang, Stomu Takeishi, and Min Xiao Fen to name a few. Kim received her BM at the University of Denver, and MM at the New England Conservatory, both in Jazz Studies, Voice Performance. Kim studied improvisation with Marguerite Juenemanne, Dominique Eade, Bob Moses, John McNeil, composition with Hankus Netsky and Michael Gandolfi, and wing chun with Sifu Stanley Jue.
David Devoe, curator. Cover $10 http://www.marianeckam.com/

Fri Oct 27
(Tony Malaby, saxophone; Ron Horton, trumpet, flugelhorn; Mario Pavone, bass; Mike Sarin, drums)
We continue our Tony Malaby Quartets Series on the fourth friday of the month, this time with the Mythos Quartet.
The Mythos Quartet is a lean outfit built for dancing fast and scrimmaging hard ........ new compositions that negoiate continually shifting tonal and textural centers ..

" the bassist's music is threaded with vamps and hard-driving bass lines, his groups stocked with all the most interesting new players,connecting free improvisation with tonal harmony and swinging structure......... his work has never been less than compelling ."
- Ben Ratliff , new york times
Cover $10 http://www.tonymalaby.com/

Sat Oct 28
(Jeremy Steig, flute; Vic Juris, guitar; Cameron Brown, bass; Anthony Pinciotti, drums)
Come and hear the HOTTEST jazz flutist playing in NY. Jeremy Steig has played with Bill Evans, Art Blakey, Jimi Hendrix, Johnny Winter and many others. He brings with him three legendary musician.
Cover $12 http://www.jeremysteig.info/

Sun Oct 29
(Hélio Alves, piano; Paulo Paulelli, bass; Rogerio Boccato, drums; special guest: Rodrigo Ursaia, saxophone)
An exciting and unique piano trio that combines the openness of modern jazz withBrazilian music, the BR Trio is a breath of fresh air in the world of contemporary music.Working within the traditional instrumentation of the classic jazz piano trio, the BR trio draws on their extensive knowledge of the Brazilian repertoire playing and reinventingstandards by composers like A.C. Jobim, João Donato, Johnny Alf and interpreting newermusic by the next generation of Brazilian composers such as Djavan, Ivan Lins, Rosa Passos and Guinga. This music, however, is presented with an openness and focus onimprovisation and group interaction not often heard in this idiom. It all starts with theamazing chemistry of these gifted musicians.
The BR Trio is Helio Alves on piano, Paulo Paulelli, on bass, and Rogerio Boccato on drums. Three Brazilian musicians who had always been involved with the music ofdifferent artists, are now following their own track, an improvisational adventure, searching for new sounds within the Brazilian musical universe.

Mon Oct 30

Spoken Word

Mon Oct 23
Scenes, monologues, and poems from The Bard, performed by a high-energy troupe of youthful NYC actors.
Boil, Boil, Toil and trouble.... Come and see some of the more gruesome, magical and down right villianous pieces from the Canon! The Shakespeare Anyone players will bring you The Ghost from Hamlet, Macbeth and his witches, the fantastical Puck, the compulsory Gravediggers, and of course a surprise or two from the Netherworld!!!

Begin your Halloween festivities with some horror from the 16th century, be there or we'll find you Bwahahahah!!!!
Jonathan Escobio, host. Cover $6

Tue Oct 24
(Melissa Fadul, Sarah Lawrence College; Rebecca Keith, Sarah Lawrence College; Emily Wolahan, Columbia University; Nicole Steinberg, The New School)
The Graduate Poetry Series (GPS) is held on the fourth Tuesday of every month. it was established to give poets in NYC area graduate writing programs an opportunity to present their poetry in a safe, intimate, and supportive environment.
If you would like to participate as a reader, please submit a cover letter with contact info, name of your school, and 5-7 pages of poetry to corneliastseries@gmail.com
Alissa Heyman & Sylvia Lee, hosts. Cover $6

Wed Oct 25
Southern California comes to the west village. An evening highlighting Red Hen Press authors featuring: Leslie Heywood, Jeffrey Levine, Helene Cardona, Susan Thomas and Kim Burwick.
Kate Gale, host. Cover $6
Thu Oct 26
(Page Delano; Katt Lissard; Ellen Geist)
Our reds are left wingers, raven haired, and wonderful writers. The east is red, the west (village) is ready.
Cover $6
Fri Oct 27
Jackie Sheeler's open mic poetry series. Arrive before 6 pm to sign up. Featured poet, fresh after her role in the Howl festival, Larissa Shmailo.
Jackie Sheeler, host. Cover $6
Sat Oct 28
The Human Experience
"Poetically Incorrect" who invites you to an evening of irreverence, language and soul.

open mic 6-6:45 ; features : Advocate of wordz, and Falu, 7 – 7:45 .

Paper, stages, mics and chastity belts, the Advocate of Wordz rips them all! This Bronx native's bold and diverse tongue has been touring Poetry and Hip-Hop venues in and out of the New York City area for 3 years, as well as hosting various poetry performance workshops all around New York City for the youth and adults. Wordz is a proud co-producer of the "21 Poetz Mixtape", and is currently in the process of finishing up projects with the "Whispered Words" poetry and music series, as well as his first 2 solo projects entitled "Advocate of Language" (spoken word CD) and "Advocate of Words" (book of self published poetry), both due out in '07

Wordz is the co-founder of "21 Poetz" and creator of "HipHopPoetry.com". He is also a member of "El Grito De Poetas" and "The Savants". Media credits include the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Orlando Sentinel, New Orleans Times-Picayune, the Baltimore Sun and more. PBS list HipHopPoetry[dot]com as a resource for educators.

Falu : Current member of the 2006 Nuyorican Slam Team. Ranked 7th in the nation;Poet, teacher and performer. It's so much bigger than hip hop!
Johnny "Chance" Acevedo, host. Cover $8

Sun Oct 29
Pre-Halloween parade we have our annual celebration of poets & poems, witches, graveyards, tall black hats, cats, ghosts, all things other worldly, frightening and fun.
Featured readers will include among others: • Joel Allegretti • Patricia Brody • Nicholas Johnson • Linda Lerner • Timothy Liu • Phil Miller • Rochelle Ratner • Willa Schneberg • Anita Velez-Mitchell • Gloria Vando * Sallly Bliumis-Dunn.
Gloria Vando & Phil Miller, hosts. Cover $6

Mon Oct 30
(Myriam Chapman; Joel Hinman; Mary Lyon; Deb McAlister)

Gene Albertelli & Teresa Giordano, hosts. Cover $6

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Barbara Fasano 'Come Rain or Come Shine' Free Jazz Download

Free Jazz Download

Come Rain or Come Shine

Barbara Fasano


Written in the Stars

“With this record, Barbara Fasano proves that she is not just a great Italian crooner, an heir to Sinatra for our time, but a jazz singer of the first rank.” -
-David Hajdu, music critic, The New Republic

Record Label
Human Child Records

Barbara Fasano is an actress and pop-jazz vocalist, and “one of the coolest singers in town... a singer of restrained but deeply felt emotion” (Time Out New York). “Spellbinding... A beauty to hear and behold” (Daily News), she is regarded as “one of our most astute interpreters of song... hypnotic, superb...” (Cabaret Scenes). Appearing at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Allen Room in 2006, she was praised for her “smooth performances of 1940's ballads” (The New York Times). Her performances have taken her around the world, and she made her Carnegie Hall debut in 2005, as part of the Harold Arlen Centennial Concert.

Read Full Bio Here: http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/musician.php?id=14131

Friday, October 13, 2006

Marilyn Maye at the Metropolitan Room on Thursday, October 19th for one show only at 10:30 pm.


Singing Legend Marilyn Maye, recognized by the Smithsonian Institution as one of the great voices in American music, will appear at New York 's popular new Metropolitan Room on Thursday, October 19th for one show only at 10:30 pm. If you've never heard Marilyn, this is a rare opportunity to see and hear one of the finest singers in the business -- she was Johnny Carson's all-time favorite singer and appeared on "The Tonight Show" 76 times -- that's more appearances than any other musician or singer and a record that holds to this day. I first met Marilyn in Houston back in 1981 and we've worked together on-and-off ever since and it will be my great pleasure to be accompanying her on Thursday, along with the support of Steve Doyle on bass and Mike Berkowitz on the drums. You can make reservations by calling the Metropolitan Room at (212) 206-0440. I don't exaggerate when I say that Marilyn is one of the best singers EVER -- so you don't want to miss what promises to be fun and memorable night! I'll see you there!!

While in New York , Marilyn will also be appearing at the Mabel Mercer Cabaret Convention show at Jazz at Lincoln Center . Last year was her first time at the Convention and she tore the place apart! Needless to say, she was immediately invited back this year and will be closing Tuesday night's show.

Marilyn has headlined in New York many times since the mid-sixties, including engagements at the Copacabana, The Living Room, The Rainbow Grill and Michael's Pub. A Kansas City native, she was first "discovered" by Steve Allen and first came to national prominence through numerous appearances on his late night television show. These initial TV spots brought her to the attention of RCA Records, where she was signed to a contract that brought forth her first seven albums. She also was nominated for a Grammy Award as Best New Artist of 1966.

Marilyn has never slowed down in a career that has lasted over fifty years, and in 2005 she and jazz guitarist Pat Metheny were voted Jazz Legends by the Board of Directors of The American Jazz Museum in Kansas City. Among her many other achievements, Marilyn's recording of Lerner and Lane's "Too Late Now" was recognized by the Smithsonian Arts Council as the "Best of the Best -- the Best recording of one of the 100 Best Compositions by American Composers of the 20th Century."

Tuesday, October 10, 2006


Just Published...
The Book of the Year!

“Entertainment: Divas, Cabaret, Jazz Then and Now.”

The very first book ever written about American and European Cabaret, Jazz, Divas and the history of American music from the 17th century to the present. Available nationwide & worldwide and from 45,000 book sellers around the globe.


Book Details: Paperback. Large Format Oversized: 8.25 inches x 11 inches. Over 4 pounds. Pages: 724. ISBN: 0-595-40857-5 Published: Sep-2006. On the cover: Marlene VerPlanck Grande Dame and Diva of American Standards and Jazz.

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Book Description: The first book of its kind, highly anticipated by stars, professionals and the public, it provides a wealth of information and tips not readily available elsewhere. In addition to the interviews with the stars and the divas, and the fascinating history from the 17th century to this day. It contains resources not found anywhere else, and CD reviews. You will be intrigued by stories, gossip, secrets, and close-up profiles of the most beautiful and exciting chanteuses and femmes fatales. It is the book of the risqué, the mystique and the hidden world of Cabaret, Jazz and Divas, a chronicle of the life, history and tales of legends, stars, singers, composers, entertainers, gigolos, acts, Broadway, Vaudeville, Paris, Berlin, shows, musicals, and human drama. You will meet the stars, but you will also discover magnificent and brilliantly talented artists you have never heard about—but should!

The author: Maximillien de Lafayette: The book is written by an international authority, who has first hand knowledge of the world of entertainment. He met personally most of the people he is writing about and interviewed them in depth. He is the author of over 100 books and numerous volumes on Divas, singers, cabaret, Jazz and entertainment. He is an historian, critic, noted note-liners and a syndicated columnist. In addition, he had written and directed musical scores, world premiere musicals and plays, performed at prestigious theatres including The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Mr. De Lafayette is the Editor-in-Chief of CabaretVille Magazine http://www.cabaretville.com Publisher of the New York Monthly Herald http://www.newyorkmonthlyherald.com and senior entertainment reviewer at Stars Illustrated http://www.starsillustrated.net

Peggy North, Publications Department, International News Agency (INA). newyorkgate1@aol.com

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Dee Dee Bridgewater at Estonian Christmas Jazz 2006

11th International Festival Christmas Jazz 2006 will take place from November 29th to December 15th in Estonia, bringing together top jazz musicians from USA, Poland, Great Britain, Sweden, Finland and Estonia. Christmas Jazz 2006 main performer is Dee Dee Bridgewater. In Tallinn the singer will perform with the program from her latest CD "J'ai deux amours", inspired by delicate French chansons in jazz arrangements.

Anna Maria Jopek is the first name among Polish singers. She will perform with her sextet and sing a variety of her favorite tunes from the last years.

New programs will be presented by Estonian jazz singers Hedvig Hanson, Rebecca Kontus and Helin-Mari Arder. Arder has just released a CD with beautiful melodies by Michel Legrand. In collaboration with Black Nights Film Festival there will be screenings of the film "Cherbourg Umbrellas" during the Legrand-evenings in Tallinn, Pärnu and Jõhvi.

Christmas Jazz has always presented an a capella jazz concert. This time it will be Estonian group Mare Väljataga Vocal Quintet with talented singers Kaire Vilgats, Jelena Juzvik, Dagmar Oja and Jakko Maltis.

As a tradition a charity concert "Help to Bring Life" will focus on Estonian renowned composer´s Rene Eespere´s songs. The songs will be performed by Liisi Koikson, Chalice, Jürmo Eespere Group, Estonian Radio Children Choir conducted by Kadri Hunt.

One of the most beloved Christmas Jazz concert locations Niguliste Museum-Concert Hall will this time host one of the jazz greats of Sweden Anders Jormin with beautiful Nordic sounds.

Finnish club band RinneRadio has many fans in Estonia and this time they will surprise the listeners by playing in churches instead of clubs and bring famous Christmas tunes in new arrangements to the audience.

Christmas Jazz will be finished in party mood – Rock Café will host British club favorite The Bays, who enchants the listeners with their creative power. The concerts of Christmas Jazz are held in bigger towns of Estonia – Tallinn, Tartu, Pärnu, Rakvere and Jõhvi.

Ella Fitzgerald Show, 1968 - Lover Man