Mon Nov 1
6:00PM MONOLOGUES & MADNESS
Actors, time limits, laughter, tears, our floorboards are used to perfection.
An Evening of Original Monologues. No slamming, no judges, just great material, excellent actors and YOU. Tulis McCall will host.
$10 cover includes a drink
Mon Nov 01
8:30PM AMRAM & CO
(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 http://www.davidamram.com
Tue Nov 02
8:30PM BLUE TUESDAYS:JULIE HARDY
(Julie Hardy, vocals; Mark Shilansky, piano; Matt Clohesy, bass; Jared Schonig, drums; special guests)
One of the most distinctive voices among the growing ranks of female jazz singers belongs to Julie Hardy. The New York Times critic Nate Chinen describes her as a "musically astute and thoughtfully modern jazz singer." As a singer who wears many hats, she can be heard singing indie pop, jingles, or backing up a rock band on piano. Tonight she returns to jazz, her first love, accompanied by dear friends and amazing musicians; Mark Shilansky on piano, Matt Clohesy on bass and Jared Schonig on drums. She will revisit songs from her critically acclaimed sophmore release "The Wish" (World Cutlure Music) and well as new selections.
"Julie Hardy's new CD, The Wish, builds on the reputation of a singer well equipped to handle everything modern jazz vocalism demands: candlelit standards ("I Wish I Knew," "All Or Nothing at All"), repurposed pop hits (Lennon/McCartney's "I'm Looking Through You"), effortless improvisation and a strong writer's pen. See her now, while it's easy." - K. Leander Williams, Time Out New York
$7 Cover for New School, CCNY Students w/ID
Julie Hardy, Host. Cover $10 http://www.juliehardy.com
Wed Nov 03
8:30PM SUNNY JAIN
(Nir Felder, guitar; Dave Cook, piano; GaryWang, bass; Sunny Jain, drums)
Drummer Sunny Jain is an Indian-American musical trailblazer. With 4 CD's released as a leader, he has been touted as a leading voice for the new music Indo-Jazz (a movement of first-generation South Asians equally steeped in the jazz tradition and the music of their cultural heritage) and his latest release, Taboo, furthers the sound. Sunny was profiled in Downbeat Magazine (November 2009) for his unique blending of Indian music with jazz/world and in 2008 was commissioned by the Aaron Copland Fund to record Taboo, after being commissioned in 2006 by Chamber Music America to compose the new works. The CD was released in June 2010 on the Brooklyn Jazz Underground Records Label. He closed out 2007 with a milestone performance with the famed Sufi-rock group Junoon at the Nobel Peace Prize concert in Oslo, Norway, playing for Al Gore. In 2006, Traps magazine highlighted Sunny as a top New York City world jazz drummers, following on the heels of a feature in Jazz Hot magazine (France), in which he was noted as a rising star for his fusion of jazz and Indian music. Sunny received the Arts International Award in both 2003 and 2005 and in 2002, he was designated a Jazz Ambassador by the U.S. Department of State and The Kennedy Center. Sunny has performed with Joey Baron, Kenny Barron, Marc Cary, Samir Chatterjee, Kyle Eastwood, Roy Hargrove, Norah Jones, Q-Tip, Dewey Redman, Martha Wainwright, Kenny Wollesen and host of others.
Cover $10 http://www.sunnyjain.com