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Composers Collaborative (Mon) Morrison Motel (Tue) Mauricio de Souza and Bossa Brasil (Wed) Gnu Vox (Thu) Tony Malaby (Fri) & More This Week at Cornelia Street Cafe

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CORNELIA STREET CAFE
29 Cornelia Street, NYC, New York212-989-9319
between West 4th and Bleecker Sts, Greenwich Village
1 Subway to Sheridan Square; A, C, E, B, D, V, F to West 4th St.

This Week At Cornelia Street Cafe

Mon Apr 09
8:30PM COMPOSERS COLLABORATIVE: SERIAL UNDERGROUND
(Matt Sulivan, oboe;Charlotte Vierveyzer, oboe;Margaret Lancaster, flutes)
* Cyber-flotess Margaret Lancaster
* Matt Sullivan and Charlotte Vierveyzer play dueling oboes with digital effects

Tue Apr 10
8:30PM MORRISON MOTEL
John Morrison's monthly comedy quickie--some of the smartest, most politically savvy comedians in or passing through New York make and unmake their bed here before some soon to be deported illegal third world alien comes in to clean it all up . . . John Morrison, host. Cover $10

Wed Apr 11
8:30PM MAURICIO DE SOUZA AND BOSSA BRASIL
(Mauricio de Souza, drums;Carl Viggiani, piano;Lee Marvin, bass) Bossa Brasil performs the most sophisticated Brazilian music. The repertoire includes compositions from Brazil's most outstanding artists such as Tom Jobim, Egberto Gismonti, Roberto Menescal, Milton Nascimento, Victor Assis Brasil, and Pixinguinha. The group performs bossa novas and sambas. Some of the more exotic rhythms explored by the trio include the “Baio" and the “Chorinho."

“Mauricio de Souza is a drummer adept in both the traditional jazz and Brazilian jazz styles."
Fred McIntosh, Hot House Jazz Magazine.
Cover $10

Thu Apr 12
8:30PM GNU VOX: LOLA DANZA AND SARA SERPA
(Lola Danza, voice;Ben Monder, guitar;Edward Perez, bass;Sam Duehsler, drums;Sara Serpa, voice;Andre Matos, guitar;Pete Rende, piano;Matt Pavolka, bass;Nick Falk, drums) “With a stunning voice that elongates words and phrases with almost ethereal clarity, Danza follows her own muse stylistically, preferring the spare and airy to the busy and hot." - Bob Young Boston Herald Exquisite, Unique, Extraordinary, Honest and Passionate are the ways to describe Lola Danza as a vocalist and composer. Ms. Danza's music is innovative and the result is the creation of a new idiom in music. She infuses beautiful flowing melodies and creative improvised lines with effortless mastery. With her four-octave range and vast array of vocal technique, Ms. Danza's voice is rich, warm and round. Lola's music reveals a special connection to her soul that cultivates mutual inspiration between the musicians and enchants the audience. Lola's music and compositions encompass myriad musical styles that span the world: from Asia to Latin America and including the influences of classical, jazz, contemporary American, gypsy, folk, and Flamenco music. Written with intensity and honesty, the songs are spiritual, her lyrics sheer poetry filled with insight that everyone can relate to and understand. The music evokes images of impressionistic and abstract paintings rich in texture and colour. In 1997 Lola came to Berklee College of Music on scholarship, graduating with a bachelors degree in Vocal Jazz Performance in 2001. Lola has opened her own music school where she teaches and has been known to “Work Miracles", said one student. Ms. Danza has performed with world renown jazz artists such as Bob Moses, John Lockwood, Steve Kuhn, Sheila Jordan, and Leni Stern. Lola Danza; Recording Artist, Performer, Composer and Teacher.

Jazz vocalist and composer Sara Serpa sings a distinctive combination of traditional and contemporary jazz, performing mostly her wordless originals where she uses her voice as an instrument. “She possesses a vocal flexibility and dexterity unlike any that I've witnessed in an alarmingly long time" says jazz musician Greg Osby. Sara's performances include famous venues like Hot Clube de Portugal, (Lisboa) Regatta Bar (Boston), Berklee Performance Center (Boston). For the past two years has shared the stage with different musicans like Andre Matos, Nelson Cascais, Jorge Reis, Bruno Pedroso, Andre Sousa Machado, Demian Cabaud, Jesse Chandler, Ferenc Nemeth, Nick Falk, Esperanza Spalding, Peter Slavov, Eric McPherson, Aruan Ortiz, Leo Genovese, Vardan Ovsepian, Greg Hopkins Jazz Orchestra and Andreia Pinto- Correia Jazz Orchestra. Born in Lisboa, Portugal in 1979, Sara Serpa started her music studies very early. After the Lisboa's National Conservatory where she studied Classical Piano and Voice, Sara entered Luis Villas Boas Jazz School (Hot Clube de Portugal) in 2002. There she had her first contact with jazz. Since then she participated in masterclasses with Lucia Lemos Michelle Hendricks, Fay Claassen, Joey Blake to name a few. In May 2005, Sara was awarded with a Berklee College of Music Schorlaship and moved to Boston where she currently lives. At Berklee Sara studied with Hal Crook, Ed Tomassi, Dave Santoro, among others. After one year in Boston Sara was awarded with a scholarship from New England Conservatory, where she's pursuing a Master in Jazz Performance . Her teachers include Dominique Eade, Jerry Bergonzi, Frank Carlberg , Allan Chase and George Garzone. David Devoe, curator. Cover $10



Fri Apr 13
9:00PM & 10:30PM TONY MALABY
(Tony Malaby, saxophone;Marcus Rojas, tuba;John Hollenbeck, drums/ percussion)
Cover $10



Sat Apr 14
9:00PM & 10:30PM CHRISTIAN FINGER BAND FEATURING RICH PERRY
(Rich Perry, tenor saxophone;Vadim Neselovskyi, piano;Adam Armstrong, bass;Christian Finger, drums, compositions & arrangements)
CD RELEASE EVENT for “MERGE INTO BEAUTY"

Sophisticated, melodic and highly accessible Jazz performed by an outstanding international group of New York City's finest musicians - combining jazz, classical, pop, and turning it into an exceptional sound of its own.

Through the exciting entertaining and diverse compositions of Christian Finger, and the effortless capacity of an elite ensemble of master musicians, the CHRISTIAN FINGER BAND explores American jazz tradition and mixes it with European sensitivity. Colorful and eclectic tunes mesmerize the audiences and enhance the intuitive and interactive playfulness of the band. The result is diverse: fast- paced and exciting, hauntingly beautiful and evocative, spontaneous and playful - all within a melodious framework that makes concerts by the CHRISTIAN FINGER BAND unique and accessible.

“... Great CD and playing and commitment to the moment, you should be proud, congratulations!"
-Jeff Ballard (Chick Corea, Brad Mehldau)
Cover $10


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