Gustavo Moretto QNT (Mon) Nathan Eklund Group (Tue) the Songwriter's Beat (Wed) Gnu Vox (Thu) Malaby/Sanchez/Rainey (Fri) This Week at Cornelia Street Cafe


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29 Cornelia Street, NYC, New York
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 Feb 19
(Daniel Binelli, bandoneon;GUstavo Moterro, piano;Martin Moretto, guitar;Pedro Giraudo, bass;Chris Eddleton, drums) “Gustavo Moretto Quintet" Playing the music of Alas

Tue Feb 20
(Nathan Eklund, trumpet & flugelhorn; Craig Yaremko, saxophones; Joe Elefante, piano; Brian Kileen, bass; Josh Dion, drums) The Nathan Eklund Group is a distinct jazz combo that released their first album, “The View From Afar", in 2006. Their second album, “The Crooked Line", is set to be released on January 23, 2007 through the Jazz Excursion Records label. The repertoire of the group is based on Eklund's original music and his unique arrangemants of other's material. Although there is form and structure to every composition, the music is intended to give a great deal of interpretive responsibility and freedom to each member of the group. Through this approach, each of Eklund's works become a group arrangement, utilizing the creative energy and talents of the entire group.

“One thing that's distinctive about the music on this CD is the care and craftsmanship that have gone into it. The music is accessible but never trite; Nathan's writing...is full of unusual and often subtle touches that will delight any sensitive listener." --Bill Kirchner, liner notes Cover $10 http://www.nathaneklund.com

Wed Feb 21
(Jon Albrink;Sarah Loveland;Randi Driscoll;Seth Glass)

Now in its 7th year, The Songwriter's Beat is New York's most popular acoustic songwriter's series, where songwriters are encouraged to perform new material in a supportive and intimate atmosphere.

This month's Songwriter's Beat features:

Jon Albrink
Sarah Loveland
Randi Driscoll

Curated / hosted by multiple ASCAP Pop Award winner Valerie Ghent, The Songwriter's Beat features top up-and-coming songwriters. Each month four songwriters of varying musical styles perform original songs and are encouraged to try out their newest material and arrangements.

Founded in 2000 by Valerie Ghent, The Songwriter's Beat has presented over 220 songwriters (hailing from all over the globe: from the US, UK, Australia, South Africa and Japan) and keeps growing!

The Songwriter's Beat welcomes songwriters from around the world, so when planning your trip to New York, allow time for The Songwriter's Beat! Valerie Ghent. Cover $5

Thu Feb 22
(Melvin Jules Bukiet;Jeff Sharlet)
Melvin Jules Bukiet is the author or editor of ten books, most recently the novel Strange Fire, the collection A Faker's Dozen and the anthology Scribblers on the Roof. His fiction has appeared in the Paris Review and other magazines, his nonfiction in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times and other newspapers. His work has been frequently anthologized and translated into many languages. He teaches at Sarah Lawrence College and lives in New York City.

Jeff Sharlet is author of “Jesus Plus Nothing: The Evolution of American Fundamentalism," forthcoming from HarperCollins, and co- author of “Killing the Buddha: A Heretic's Bible" (Free Press, 2004). He's a contributing editor for Harper's and Rolling Stone, and was the founding editor of Pakn Treger, the only Yiddish magazine in English.

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