Fri Feb 03 PINK PONY POETRY Jackie Sheeler's open mic poetry series. Arrive before 6 pm to sign up. Jackie's feature tonight will be Cheryl Boyce Taylor. 6:00PM Jackie Sheeler. Cover $6 www.poetz.com
LOGAN RICHARDSON GROUP FEATURING GEORGE GARZONE (Logan Richardson, alto & soprano saxophone;George Garzone, saxophones;Matt Brewer, bass;Tommy Crane, drums) 9:00PM
Sat Feb 04 ZIRYAB: THE ARAB-AMERICAN WRITERS ASSOCIATION Lawrence Joseph and Veronica Golos are this months featured poets. 6:00PM Nada Taib. Cover $10 www.ziryab.org SKYE STEELE GROUP (Skye Steele, violin;Christopher Hoffman, cello;Mike Effenberger, piano;Mike Savino, bass;John Hadfield, drums/percussion) Skye Steele's group bears the mark of its leader's strong balance between the eclecticism of his experiences as a side-man and the strident individualism of his approach to the violin. His arrangements bring American popular songs of his own generation crashing head-on with influences ranging from Turkish Gypsy music, to Afro-Brazilian, to French Impressionism, all with a rigorous Modern Jazz aesthetic (he taps Simon and Garfunkle, Sesame Street, Satie, and Willie Wonka). Skye's own compositions combine driving, angular rhythms and darkly nuanced harmonies with an infectious sense of lyricism. My goal is always to engage and transport the people with every tune and every solo."
Steele makes his instrument sing joyously" - Frank Rubolino, Cadence Magazine
Skye Steele is a genuine prodigy" - Butch Thompson, Jazz Critic/Historian
Amazing" - All About Jazz Magazine
Skye Steele studied Jazz Violin at the NewSchool Jazz Program. He has been a student of Mat Maneri, Rob Thomas, George Garzone, Reggie Workman, Jamie Hadad, and Najeeb Shaheen. Skye has appeared live or on record with such diverse figures as Cyro Baptista, Rufus Wainwright, Butch Morris, Allesandra Beloni, Jenny Scheinman, Howard Fishman, Laura Cantrell, Forro For All, Raquy and the Cavemen, Klezska!, and many others, and he is a member of The Nation Beat, Anistar, Vampire Suit, the EthnoEccentric String Trio, the Manhattan Ragtime Orchestra, Vince Giordano's Nighthawks, Abu Gara, and M-Lab. He looks forward to spending some time playing his own music. 9:00PM Cover $10 www.skyesteele.com
Sun Feb 05 ENTERTAINING SCIENCE DARWIN'S BIRTHDAY BASH So it's a week early.... But Darwin and evolution are in the air. And in the courts. JONATHAN WEINER, the author of The Beak of the Finch," tells some war stories from the people who actually watch evolution happen, anthropologist and entertainer RICHARD MILNER will try out some brash new songs on evolution, and master magician MARK MITTON will treat us to an Evolution in Action" show. Now you can find out where those rabbits really come from!
NZ WAITANGI DAY CELEBRATION Featuring New Zealand's own Ataahua Papa & Guests
New Zealand Menu & Wine available on request
GIft bag door price compliments of New Zealand's 42Below Vodka
$10 cover; $7 for Kiwi Club members 8:30PM www.gg.govt.nz/aboutnz/waitangiday.htm