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Volume 77, Number 13 | Aug. 29- Sep.04, 2007

MUSIC

LIVE JAZZ TRIO The Avram Fefer Trio featuring Avram Fefer, pictured above, on sax, Chris Higgins on bass and Greg Gonzalez on drums play the music of Monk, Mingus, Ellington and others. Every Thursday from 9pm-midnight. LE PERE PINARD, 175 Ludlow St., bet Houston & Stanton. 212-777-4917. www.AvramFefer.com. www.myspace.com/avramfefer. No Cover.

Andrea Wolper TrioAndrea Wolper, vocals; Ron Affif, guitar and Ken Filiano, bass, will perform. Wed., Aug. 8 from 7-9pm. 55 BAR, 55 Christopher St. www.55Bar.com. No cover charge.

Cornelia Street Cafe29 Cornelia St., bet W. 4th St. & Bleecker, 212-989-9319, www.corneliastreetcafe.com: Check online for upcoming events. SOUL OF THE BLUES SUMMER FESTIVAL, Third annual festival continues thru July 28.

Danny RossHear the artist’s piano pop music live. Sat., July 28 at 8pm. PIANOS, 158 Ludlow St. at Stanton. $10. Ages 21+. www.dannyrossmusic.com. www.myspace.com/dannyrossmusic.

DEKK Restaurant & Lounge134 Reade Street St., 212-941-9401: THE VINSON VALEGA TRIO, Every Monday night from 7:30 - 10:30pm. No cover. THE LAURA DREYER QUARTET, Every Friday night from 7:30 - 10:30pm. No Cover. DOWNTOWN JAZZ, A different band every Sunday evening at 8 & 10pm. $6 cover, plus $10 food or drink minimum.

Diamanda GalasAvant-garde singer & virtuoso pianist will perform “Imitation of Life” on Mon., Aug. 6 & Sun., Aug. 12 and “Chansons Malheureuses” and “Amanedhes” on Sun., Aug. 19 at 8pm. THE HIGHLINE BALLROOM, 431 W. 16th St., bet 9th & 10th Aves. 212-414-5994. www.highlineballroom.com. $30.

Frankie P. and the Cats and JammersFrank Perowsky, a professional musician for over 50 years, will debut his big band. Sun., July 29 from 10pm – 12am. BOWERY POETRY CLUB, 308 Bowery, bet Bleecker & Houston. $15. www.bowerypoetry.com.

The Freestyle Creative Music SeriesSun., July 29 at 7pm: Harris Eisenstadt Trio, at 9pm: Bruce Eisenbil, Andrew Drury and Tom Blancarte. JIMMY’S RESTAURANT, 43 E. 7th St. 212-982-3006. $10.

Giovanni’s Atrium100 Washington St., 212-513-4133: WEEKLY JAZZ PERFORMANCE, Hear jazz vocalist Kathryn Farmer perform every Friday.

Greenwich Village Bistro13 Carmine St.; 212-206-9777: WHIRLED MUSIC, Series presents artists performing Jazz, Blues, New Soul, Bluegrass and more. Takes place nightly. No cover.

Jazz with AltitudeFri., Aug. 10 at 7pm: Theo Croker Quintet with Theo Croker, trumpet; Stantawn Kendrick, tenor sax; Sullivan Fortner, piano; Chris Mees, bass and Kassa Overall, drums. RUBIN MUSEUM OF ART, 150 W. 17th St. 212-620-5000 x 344. www.rmanyc.org. $15. Happy Hour at the museum’s K2 Lounge is from 6-7pm.

Music in Abe Lebewohl ParkThe 26th season of the Third Street Music School Settlement’s free outdoor summer concert series. July 26: Bryan Vargas and ¡Ya Esta! All shows at 12:30pm. ABE LEBEWOHL PARK, corner of 10th St. & 2nd Ave., in front of St. Mark’s Church-in-the-Bowery. First-come, first-served seating is available. 212-777-3240. www.thirdstreetmusicschool.org.

Record Release ShowNew York City’s Robbers on High Street will release their sophomore album, Grand Animals, “a wry, literate pop affair filled with oddball characters.” Fri., July 27 at 8:30pm. BOWERY BALLROOM, 6 Delancey. 212-533-2111. www.boweryballroom.com. www.robbersonhighstreet.com. $15, $13 advance. Ages 18+.

RiverRocksListen to hot bands in a waterfront venue. Thursdays from 6-10pm. Aug. 9: Latin Celebracion with headliner Yerba Buena. Hudson River Park’s PIER 54, 14th St. & the Hudson River. Presented by Dr. Pepper.

River to River FestivalFree music performances as part of the nation’s largest free summer arts festival. Visit www.RiverToRiverNYC.com for more information. UPCOMING PERFORMANCES, Thurs., Aug. 16 at 7pm: LEELA JAMES, Her music is inspired by Aretha Franklin, Tina Turner & Chaka Khan; South Street Seaport, Pier 17. Thurs., Aug. 16 at 7pm: 8 Y MAS, Despite being one of the newest salsa ensembles on the Latin scene, all members of 8 y Más are seasoned players who have been making music since they were kids; Wagner Park. Fri., Aug. 17 at 7pm: THE NATIONAL, These New Yorkers by way of Cincinnati fuse composed music with pop; South Street Seaport, Pier 17. Thurs., Aug. 23 at 7pm: CHRISETTE MICHELLE, Michelle’s sound blends jazz, soul, and pop; Abbie Dobson opens, blending jazz, blues, gospel, hip-hop, folk, R&B and soul; South Street Seaport, Pier 17. Thurs., Aug. 23 at 7pm: THE JIMMY BOSCH BAND, Featuring trombonist Bosch; Battery Park City, Wagner Park. Fri., Aug. 24 at 7pm: CAMERA OBSCURA, This indie-pop group is one of Glasgow’s best imports in years; South Street Seaport, Pier 17. Thurs., Aug. 30 at 7pm: CHARANSALSA, Their swinging sound is a highly danceable new concept in Latin music; Battery Park City, Wagner Park. Fri., Aug. 31 at 7pm: BATTLES, The group fuses free-form jazz with electronica; South Street Seaport, Pier 17.

Robert Locke Trio“Bobby & The Bistro Boys,” featuring Robert Locke, Tom Landman and Fumi Tomita, will performSundays at 6pm and Tuesdays at 7pm. GIZZI’S COFFE, 16 W. 8th St., bet. MacDougal & 5th Ave. 212-269-9700. www.gizzisny.com. Free.

Stars of TomorrowSee tomorrow’s Jazz and Classical virtuosos today with performances by star students from around the City. HUDSON RIVER PARK’S PIER 45, Christopher St. & the Hudson River. Tuesdays thru Aug. 21 from 6–7pm.

Sunset on the HudsonEnjoy the sweet and mellow guitar sounds of New York’s acclaimed guitar man David Ippolito as the sun sets on one of NYC’s most picturesque piers. HUDSON RIVER PARK’S PIER 45, Christopher St. & the Hudson River. Fridays thru Aug. 24 from 7–9pm.

Washington Square Music FestivalThe 49th season of free concerts in the park. Tues., July 31 at 8pm: Charles Mingus Orchestra. Takes place in the southeast quadrant of the park, near the statue of Garibaldi. First-come, first-served. Rainspace is NYU’s Frederick Loewe Theatre, 35 W. 4th St. 212-252-3621. Presented by the Washington Square Association & the Washington Square Park Council. www.washingtonsquaremusicfestival.org.


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