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Composers Collaborative Festival & Terry Riley's In C This Weekend at the Cornelia Street Cafe

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August 19, 2005

To: Listings/Critics/Features From: JAZZ PROMO SERVICES Press Contact: JIM EIGO, [email protected]





Cornelia Street Cafe 29 Cornelia Street Greenwich Village, NY 10014

Tel: 212-989-9319 Fax: 212-243-4207 Web: corneliastreetcafe.com

between West 4th and Bleecker Sts, Greenwich Village 1,9 Subway to Sheridan Square; A, C, E, B, D, F to West 4th St.

“a culinary as well as a cultural landmark" Mayoral Proclamation, City of New York 1987

This Week at Cornelia Street Cafe August 19 thg 21



Fri Aug 19 COMPOSERS COLLABORATIVE FESTIVAL: THE MONOLOGUING COMPOSER (Arnold Barkus, director; Jed Distler, music director; David Lovett, lighting disign; Gregory Kostroff, sound engineer; Ichiro Toyoshima, videographer) “[Non Sequitur] was stupendous... we loved every minute; beyond our expectations! We left smiling all the way home."

Serial Underground is lots of the same: “...I'm having way too much fun." -Gerald Busby composer/actor

A festival showcasing 2 CCi productions – The Gold Standard by Ed Schmidt and Jed Distler, and Monologuing Composer Gerald Busby; the coolest musical offerings by hottest musicians in NYC, Marian Barry, Justine F. Chen, Latasha N. Nevada Diggs, Rachelle Garniez, Jenny Lin, Jody Redhage, Kamala Sankaram, Kathleen Supove and Nurit Tilles; plus a performance of Terry Riley’s minimal manifesto, In C – gently raising the roof at The Cornelia Street Café, at 8:30 pm every night the week of August 16-21.

Fri Aug 19 The Monologuing Composer: Gerald Busby with diva Kamala Sankaram and pianist Nurit Tilles Kathleen Supove plays a new work for piano by Bob Windbiel

General Admission: $20 [includes one drink or food equivalent] Advance Purchase discounts available for tickets ordered by August 10, 2005

Charge by phone: 212-663-1967 Charge online:

TICKET WEB 9:00PM Cover $20 www.composerscollab.org

Sat Aug 20 COMPOSERS COLLABORATIVE FESTIVAL: THE GOLD STANDARD (Arnold Barkus, director; Jed Distler, music director; David Lovett, lighting disign; Gregory Kostroff, sound engineer; Ichiro Toyoshima, videographer) ”[Non Sequitur] was stupendous... we loved every minute; beyond our expectations! We left smiling all the way home.”

Serial Underground is lots of the same: “...I’m having way too much fun." -Gerald Busby composer/actor

A festival showcasing 2 CCi productions – The Gold Standard by Ed Schmidt and Jed Distler, and Monologuing Composer Gerald Busby; the coolest musical offerings by hottest musicians in NYC, Marian Barry, Justine F. Chen, Latasha N. Nevada Diggs, Rachelle Garniez, Jenny Lin, Jody Redhage, Kamala Sankaram, Kathleen Supove and Nurit Tilles; plus a performance of Terry Riley’s minimal manifesto, In C – gently raising the roof at The Cornelia Street Café, at 8:30 pm every night the week of August 16-21.

Sat Aug 20 THE GOLD STANDARD – a piano theater work by Ed Schmidt and Jed Distler Justine F. Chen presents scenes from her new computer assisted chamber opera with librettist Liam O'Rourke

General Admission: $20 [includes one drink or food equivalent] Advance Purchase discounts available for tickets ordered by August 10, 2005

Charge by phone: 212-663-1967 Charge online:

TICKET WEB 9:00PM Cover $20 www.composerscollab.org

Sun Aug 21 Sun Aug 21 Terry Riley's In C – performed by members of The Mighty CCi House Band and SPECIAL GUESTS Rachelle Garniez, the “Diva with a Difference” plays her tragi-comic genre-bending story songs for accordion

Rachelle Garniez plays her tragi-comic story/songs for accordion, followed by CCi's CELEBRATION OF TERRY RILEY'S 70TH BIRTHDAY w. a performance of IN C by: pianists Gerald Busby, Jenny Lin; violinists Justine F. Chen, Miranda Cuckson and Hayley Gorenberg; cellist Jody Redhage; guitarist Mario Diaz de Léon; sitarist Kamala Sankaram; percussionist Danny Malon; accordionist Rachelle Garniez; Poul Weis on trumpet, and Matthew Sullivan on oboe and English horn. Ensemble directed by Jed Distler.

A festival showcasing 2 CCi productions – The Gold Standard by Ed Schmidt and Jed Distler, and Monologuing Composer Gerald Busby; the coolest musical offerings by hottest musicians in NYC, Marian Barry, Justine F. Chen, Latasha N. Nevada Diggs, Rachelle Garniez, Jenny Lin, Jody Redhage, Kamala Sankaram, Kathleen Supove and Nurit Tilles; plus a performance of Terry Riley’s minimal manifesto, In C – gently raising the roof at The Cornelia Street Café, at 8:30 pm every night the week of August 16-21.

General Admission: $20 [includes one drink or food equivalent] Advance Purchase discounts available for tickets ordered by August 10, 2005

Charge by phone: 212-663-1967 Charge online:

TICKET WEB 8:30PM Cover $20 www.composerscollab.org

Upcoming Shows at Cornelia Street Cafe

Mon aug 22 Nina Moffett, vocalist 8:30PM

Tue Aug 23 STRING AND BOW FESTIVAL: TBA 8:30PM

Wed Aug 24 STRING AND BOW FESTIVAL: JOHN LINDBERG SUSIE IBARRA DUO (John Lindberg, bass; Susie Ibarra, percussion)

John Lindberg and Susie Ibarra have been collaborators for several years on a variety of projects ranging from Susie's Flower After Flower, to John's recent Winter Birds, to Wadada Leo Smith's Lake Biwa. This duet features compositions for bass and percussion by both Lindberg and Ibarra, mixed with open improvisations, that serve as vehicles for the blending of these two unique musical voices. The program also features solo piece by both artists. This original project connects energy driven spontaneity with well constructed formulas that offer a vivid tapestry of storytelling through sound. 8:30 and 10 pm www.johnlindberg.com

Thu Aug 25 STRING AND BOW FESTIVAL: LINDSEY HORNER QUARTET: CD RELEASE (Lindsey Horner, bass; Erwin Vann, saxophone; Pete McCann, guitar; Lieven Venken, drums; Susan McKeown, voice) Cd Release party for

DON’T COUNT ON GLORY

On this recording, Lindsey Horner is joined by long time associates pianist Neal Kirkwood,guitarisr Pete McCann and reed player Marty Ehrlich. He realized a long standing dream by having brilliant trumpeter Brian Lynch on the session. Allison Miller is the drummer for most of the record with Bobby Previte and Lieven Venken making guest appearances on drums as do Uri Caine on electric piano, Mark Feldman on violin and singer Susan McKeown. Jeff Berman plays percussion throughout. The album was recorded in New York with one track, Gyp the Blood, recorded in Pittsburgh with some of the finest musicians of that city with whom Lindsey worked during a two year stay there.

All of the compositions are original with the exception of Green Chimneys by Thelonious Monk.

LINDSEY HORNER

Bassist Lindsey Horner is one of the more versatile musicians in jazz and modern music. He has most often been heard with musicians on the cutting edge recording and performing with artists such as Greg Osby, Bill Frisell, Bobby Previte, Dave Douglas and Muhal Richard Abrams. As a leader he has produced three recordings, Never No More, Mercy Angel and Believers with a fourth due later this year. Through the 1990s he performed as a member of the Myra Melford trio, an association which yielded four highly acclaimed discs. He is a member of the co-operative group Jewels and Binoculars with saxophonist Michael Moore and drummer Michael Vatcher. His European connections include playing with guitarist Philip Catherine, trumpeter Kenny Wheeler, saxophonist Matthias Schubert and the great Belgian tenor player, Erwin Vann. He also has deep roots in Irish music having toured and recorded extensively with singer/songwriter Susan McKeown, Scottish fiddle master Johnny Cunningham and traditional Irish music legend Andy Irvine. 8:30PM Cover $10 www.lindseyhorner.com

Fri Aug 26 STRING AND BOW FESTIVAL: JOHN HEBERT BYZANTINE MONKEY QUARTET (Ralph Alessi, trumpet; Mat Manieri, viola; Nasheet Waits, drums; John Hebert, bass & compositions) Byzantine Monkey Quartet

Virtuoso double bassist John Hebert presents a set of new compositions exploring the frontiers of creativity and expression. Hebert brings a sense of timelessness to the room as you become absorbed in his masterful use of space,color and lyricism; driven by his famously organic and vital time and rhythmic feel.

“A ubiquitous figure on the downtown music scene in recent years, Hebert is a key figure and a formidable soloist..." All About Jazz 2005

John Hebert moved to New York City from New Orleans in 1994, where he has become a highly in demand jazz bassist. He has worked with world class musicians Paul Bley, Lee Konitz, Blue Note recording artist Andrew Hill, ECM recording artist Kenny Wheeler, Dave Liebman, Grammy Winner Maria Schneider, Grammy nominated Fred Hersch, John Abercrombie, Blue Note recording artist Greg Osby, New York Voices, Tim Berne, and many others. John continues to tour extensively in the USA, Europe and Canada performing in major jazz festivals and venues.

As well as performing, John Hebert also teaches clinics and master classes world wide including the Rhythmic Music Conservatory of Copenhagen, Conservatory of Music in Osnabruck, Germany, Portland State University and the Maine Jazz Camp. He has also recorded for Mel Bay Publications for Bruce Saunders’ books on Jazz Pentatonics and Modern Blues. John holds a B.M. in Jazz Performance from William Paterson University. 9:00PM www.johnhebert.com

Sat Aug 27 STRING AND BOW FESTIVAL: TANYA KALMANOVITCH DUO AND QUARTET (Mat Maneri, Tanya Kalmanivitch, viola & violin; Joe Fiedler/Tanya Kalmanovitch; Joe Fiedler, trombone; Tanya Kalmanovitch, viola & violin; Chris Lightcap, bass; Owen Howard, drums) Two shows one cover:

9:00P Tanya Kalmanovitch & Mat Maneri

10:30P Joe Fieldler/Tanya Kalmanovitch Quartet

Violinists Mat Maneri and Tanya Kalmanovitch have more in common than their uncommon instrument: they share a probing and elastic brand of free improvisation that prizes rigorous motivic and rhythmic exploration as much as emotional expressivity. A rare opportunity to hear these two outstanding exponents of the contemporary viola in an intimate duo setting.

Joe Fiedler/Tanya Kalmanovitch Quartet

Uniquely virtuosic and versatile, trombonist Joe Fiedler has played with a veritable who’s who of New York’s jazz, avant-garde and Latin music scenes. Tonight he joins violist/violinist Tanya Kalmanovitch in the debut of their innovative new quartet. Free improvisation, propulsive swing and extended composition cast an avant-garde spin on Latin music.

Tanya Kalmanovitch - bio

Since moving to New York in late 2004, Tanya Kalmanovitch is fast making a name for herself in the city’s jazz and improvised music scenes. She was named among All About Jazz New York’s “Best New Talents” of 2004, and has appeared as a leader and co-leader of several new projects in the first months of 2005. Among these are the collaborative string trio Major Over Minor with violinist Rob Thomas and bassist Lindsey Horner, and a collaborative duo with pianist Myra Melford.

A formidable classical performer, Kalmanovitch graduated from the Juilliard School and performed with the Turtle Island String Quartet before embarking on ethnomusicological research that would eventually take her to South India, where she lived for a year investigating the connections between jazz and Karnatic music. During this time, Kalmanovitch also released two albums as leader of her quartet Hut Five (with Rick Peckham, Ronan Guilfoyle and Owen Howard), 2002's Hut Five and 2004’s Out where the trains don’t run. A new recording with Myra Melford will be released in 2006.

”Don’t let Canadian viola player Tanya Kalmanovitch’s Juilliard pedigree fool you into thinking she can’t cut it in a heated improv setting. For proof, check out the two excellent CDs she made with her quartet, Hut Five—both the crafty, tuneful self-titled debut and the freewheeling, spontaneous follow-up, Out Where the Trains Don’t Run.” Time Out New York (Critic’s Pick)

“...viola/violinist Tanya Kalmanovitch only recently made the move to New York and is already creating quite a splash. Nominated as one of AAJ-NY's “Best New Talents" of 2004, expect to hear her name and music more as time goes by" Laurence Donohue-Green, All About Jazz New York

“This is an exceptional and welcome venture that brings together free-jazz improvisation, contemporary music and rock, creating one of the more engaging recordings heard in some time ... Listen to Rara Avis, a stunning tone poem, and her poetic sorties on the seven vignettes that are the core of this session and you will hear a musician who is alive with creativity and ideas." Irwin Block, Review of “Hut Five," Montreal Gazette

“Kalmanovitch is an exceptional musician. In soloing she thinks compositionally, with an expressive contrast between the astringent chromaticism of her lines and compositions and her warmly malleable tone." Ray Comiskey, The Irish Times

Joe Fiedler - bio

Since moving to New York in 1993, trombonist Joe Fiedler has performed in a wide array of musical settings within both the Jazz and Latin music scenes. He has performed or recorded with Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Lee Konitz, Kenny Wheeler, Cecil Taylor, Anthony Braxton, The Mingus Big Band, The Maria Schneider Orchestra, and Myra Melford. Currently, he is a member of Andrew Hill’s Sextet+11, Fast and Bulbous: The Captain Beefheart Project, saxophonist Chris Jonas' The Sun Spits Cherries, and Ed Ware's Tree. He has appeared on more than 50 recordings, including his 1999 debut as a leader, “110 Bridge St.” (CIMP) and the upcoming release “Joe Fiedler Plays the Music of Albert Mangelsdorff” (Clean Feed).

As a member of New York's Latin music scene, Fiedler was a founding member of the highly acclaimed Latin Jazz group Timbalaye, led by percussionist Ralph Irizarry. He has performed with such greats as Tito Puente, Hilton Ruiz, Dave Valentin, The Chico O'Farrill Orchestra, Nestor Torres and Papo Lucca. Fiedler has also been a featured soloist with a “Who’s Who” of singers, including “The Queen of Salsa”, Celia Cruz, vocal legends Cheo Feliciano, Lalo Rodriguez, and Andy Montanez, former Fania All-Stars, Ismael Miranda and Pete El Conde Rodriguez, and current superstars, La India, Domingo Quinones, and Tito Nieves. He is currently playing with pianist Larry Harlow and the Latin Legends, drummer Bobby Sanabria's Grammy-nominated Latin Big Band, violin virtuoso Alfredo De La Fe, and the exciting Latin fusion group Viento de Agua.

“Fiedler's among the most impressive trombonists to emerge in the past couple of decades. He's got a complete set of tools: excellent chops and range, a big warm tone, and mastery of extended techniques." Harvey Pekar, Signal to Noise Magazine

“Joe Fiedler is a completely new name on the trombone, so it is an unmitigated pleasure to hear his swaggering trombone participating in the outstanding collaborative trio on 110 Bridge St ... this is a strong debut: Very listenable and original, it marks the entry of a new trombone sound (and a powerful saxophone voice) on the scene." Steven A Loewy, Cadence Magazine

“Fiedler’s grasp of the pantonal capabilities of his instrument is intoxicating in its freshness ... there's just too much creativity to digest in a single setting. Get this disc and rest assured that even after an initial listen there will be many future repasts to feast your ears on." Derek Taylor, All About Jazz

Mat Maneri - bio

Mat Maneri, born 1969 in Brooklyn, studied with Juilliard Quartet co-founder Robert Koff, and began playing with his father at the age of 14. Mat is largely responsible for the fact that Joe Maneri’s work finally found a hearing, but he is more than his father's most eloquent disciple. Pianist Matthew Shipp has called Mat “one of the five greatest improvisers on the planet” and recognition that the younger Maneri is a figure of central importance in the music is growing. The long list of musicians with whom he has worked includes Cecil Taylor, Joe McPhee, Borah Bergman, William Parker, Joe Morris, Tim Berne, Craig Taborn, Ray Anderson, T.K. Ramakrishnan and many others. Mat Maneri has recorded widely, and led a number of groups, often with drummer Randy Peterson and, latterly, trumpeter Dave Ballou and vibraphonist Matt Moran. His discography includes over 70 recordings as a leader and side musician, including the solo album “Trinity" (ECM). 8:30PM www.tanyakalmanovitch.com

Sun Aug 28 STRING AND BOW FESTIVAL: JODY REDHAGE, CELLO (Jody Redhage, cello, vocals & composition; + guests TBA) Cellist, composer, and vocalist Jody Redhage's dual passions for chamber music and new music have led her to participate in an array of experimental projects. In her most recent project, Jody's sings and plays her own compositions. 8:30PM Cover $6 www.jodyredhage.com

Tue Aug 30

PINI SHAVIT QUARTET (Pini Shavit, guitar; Marc mommaas, saxophones; Chris Higgins, bass; Aviv Cohen, drums) “Here is a guitar player who plays with a lot of heart and soul" – Jack Wilkins

Israeli born guitarist and composer Pini Shavit leads a quartet featuring today’s top saxophone players of the New York scene. The quartet’s repertoire brings together striking new compositions with fresh arrangements of all-time standards. cover charge: $8 - $6 for students 8:30PM www.pinishavit.com

Wed Aug 31 TBA

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