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Chris Jentsch (Mon) Steve Lehman QNT (Tue) Soul of the Blues (Wed) Gnu Vox (Thurs) Ben Allison QT (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 Jan 22
8:30PM 21 CENTURY SCHIZOID MUSIC PRESENTS: CHRIS JENTSCH
(Chris Jentsch, guitar and compositions;John Mettam, drums;Chris Lightcap, bass;Dan Willis, reeds) SET 1 30 Minutes for Guitar, Drums, and Tape Chris Jentsch, John Mettam World Premiere

SET 2
Jentsch Group Quartet
Dan Willis, reeds Chris Jentsch, guitar and compositions Chris Lightcap, double bass John Mettam, drums

Tue Jan 23
8:30PM STEVE LEHMAN QUINTET
(Steve Lehman, alto saxophone;Jonathan Finlayson, trumpet;tba, vibraphone;Drew Gress, bass;Tyshawn Sorey, drums) Named a “Rising Star" on the alto saxophone in Downbeat Magazine's 2006 International Critics Poll, Steve Lehman is a saxophonist and composer whose work resides on the cutting-edge of contemporary music. His quintet performs music that combines elaborate formal schemes with unmistakably urban rhythmic devices and has been recognized as one of today's truly original creative ensembles by publications such as The Wire, The New York Times, and The Village Voice, as well as by National Public Radio. Cover $10 http://www.stevelehman.com

Wed Jan 24
8:30PM SOUL OF THE BLUES
(Maria McNeil;Carol Thomas;Terry Garland) This special edition of Soul of the Blues features Maria McNeil, Carol Thomas, and Terry Garland.

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. Cover $10 (plus $ 6 Drink Minimum) http://souloftheblues.com

Thu Jan 25
8:30PM GNU VOX: THE MUSIC OF SAM SADIGURSKY
(Monika Heidemann, Voice;Heather Masse, Voice;Becca Stevens, Voice;Sam Sadigursky, Saxes, Clarinet and Compositions;Pete Rende, Piano;Eivind Opsvik, Bass;Tommy Crane, Drums) Since moving to Brooklyn in 2002, Sam appears at venues all over the city and around the country. He has twice been the recipient of an ASCAP Foundation Young Composer Award and was a young artist at the 2002 Ravinia Jazz Festival. An accomplished flutist and clarinetist, he has played in the pits of numerous Broadway shows, was featured on the score for the 2002 flim release “Seeing Other People," and has collaborated with composers on modern dance commissions and music for live dramatic works. Among others, he has recently performed with the Mingus Orchestra, Lucia Pulido, Chita Rivera, Edmar Casteneda, Ben Monder, and Eldar Djangirov at venues around New York, including the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), the Blue Note, Smalls, Tonic, Jazz Standard, 55 Bar, and Radio City Music Hall.

This concert features poetry set to original music by Sam Sadigursky. Some of the poets whose work he set to music include: Audre Lorde, Czeslaw Milosz, and Sylvia Plath. This music is on an upcoming album, which will be released Spring 2007. David Devoe, curator. Cover $10 http://www.samsadigursky.com

Fri Jan 26
9:00PM & 10:30PM BEN ALLISON QUARTET
(Ron Horton, trumpet;Steve Cardenas, guitar;Ben Allison, bass;Daniel Freedman, drums)

Ben Allison will be playing music from his most recent album Cowboy Justice (Palmetto) which reached #1 on the CMJ National Jazz radio charts (top 20 for over four months.) The band's been busy touring Europe and the US and continues to build its reputation with an accessible yet adventurous sound and a flair for the unexpected. Cover $10 http://www.benallison.com

Sat Jan 27
9:00PM & 10:30PM ANAT FORT GROUP
(Anat Fort, piano, composer;Ed Schuller, bass;Roland Schneider, drums;Perry Robinson, clarinet) “A Long Story" is the name of Anat Fort's long-awaited new cd on ECM Records. It features Perry Robinson on clarinet, Ed Schuller on bass and the legendary Paul Motian on drums playing Anat's music. The band, senza Paul Motian (replaced with great drummer Roland Schneider who has played in Anat's trio since 1999) is about to tour Europe extensively in February. This will be a great send-off gig!! Cover $10 http://www.anatfort.com

Sun Jan 28
8:30PM JEREMY ZMUDA QUINTET
- CD RELEASE (Jeremy Zmuda, guitar, composition;Orlando LeFlemming, bass;Bryn Roberts, piano;Dan Pratt, tenor saxophone;Greg Ritchie, drums) - Born in a small town in Indiana, guitarist Jeremy Zmuda has carved a niche out for himself both as a player and composer in the East Coast Jazz scene. This CD release party will feature Zmuda's original jazz compositions from his recent release, “End Of An Era". Joining him on the bandstand will be some of NYC's finest musicians. Cover $7 http://myspace.com/jeremyzmuda

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