Amram & CO (Mon) 4/Five-VI (Wed) Naoki Iwane Quintet (Thu) Bigmouth (Fri & Sat) This Week at Cornelia Street Cafe


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Mon Dec 03, 8:30PM
David Amram, piano, french horn, flutes, composition & surprises;Kevin Twigg, drums, glockenspiel;John de Witt, bass;Adam Amram, percussion;John Ventimiglia, actor

This series explores in his highly personable, generous and informal style the astonishing variety of David Amram's interests and accomplishments--renowned composer of symphonic classical music, jazz compositions, improvisation, spoken word, scat, he sits at the piano, schmoozes about music, about the greats, the beats, the obscure, the legendary; plays the French horn, pulls out all kinds of instruments (flutes, drums, horns) gathered from his many circumnavigations of the globe, pulls in guests drawn from just about every artistic walk of life.

Cover $10

Wed Dec 05, 8:30PM
Rob Henke, brass;Alan Brady;Jody Espina;Bohdan Hilash, reeds;Rolf Sturm, guitars;Jim Whitney, bass;w/ special guest Brian Dewan, performer & instrument designer

Produced by the groundbreaking 4/Five-Vi ensemble, this series presents some of New York's most innovative musicians in collaborative performances with visual media including film, video, and animation.

Wednesday's show will be a very special event. It opens with innovative performer and instrument-designer Brian Dewan. He will begin the program with his unique filmstrip and film performances accompanied with original music performed on instruments of his own design such as the amazing Swarmatron and the Dual Primate Console..

For the evening's second part, 4/Five-Vi will perform a set of original composed and improvised music to films by Jan Svankmajer, Harry Langdon, and Joanna Priestly among others. The evening's grand finale features Brian Dewan joining the ensemble for a brief holiday-themed extravaganza.

Please come out and join us for this special series exploring the latest in creative music and imagery !

$10 / $7 students & AFM 802 members

Thu Dec 06, 8:30PM
George Garzone, tenor saxophone;Naoki Iwane, alto saxophone;George Dulin, piano;Chris Tordini, bass;Tommy Crane, drums;Kazu Ikeda, guitar

CD Release for the album “Deserted Island" CD for What's New Records

“Altoist Naoki Iwane is a very original soloist with his own sound.... The final four numbers also have Garzone on tenor, with lots of fiery fiery interplay between the two saxophonists. The music is both lyrical and quite unpredicatable, with quirky melody lines, complex chord chnages and virtuoso improvising. Listeners who fear that there is nothing new to be heard in jazz these days(which is quite inaccurate) are well advised to give Deserted Island a close listen. It does not sound like 1960's hard bop to me." LA JAZZ SCENE, July 2007, Scott Yanow

Fri & Sat Dec 07 & 08, 9:00PM & 10:30PM
CHRIS LIGHTCAP BIGMOUTH will perform for two nights at the Cornelia Street Cafe on
Friday and Saturday, December 7th and 8th

Chris Lightcap, bass
Tony Malaby, tenor saxophone
Andrew D'angelo, alto saxophone
Craig Taborn, piano
Ted Poor, drums (Friday 12/7)
Gerald Cleaver, drums (Saturday, 12/8)

sets are at 9 and 10:30

The Cornelia Street Cafe is located at 29 Cornelia Street, NYC, between Bleecker and West 4th. By Subway, take the A,C,E,B,D,F, or V train to West 4th or the 1 or 9 to Christopher Street/Sheridan Square.

This story appears courtesy of Jim Eigo, Jazz Promo Services.
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