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  • Bill Bragin
    Yeah, it s snowing, so what! You grew up with these guys music on Schoolhouse Rock - don t miss the chance to see two living, swinging icons Bob Dorough and
    Message 1 of 1 , Mar 6, 2003
      Yeah, it's snowing,  so what!  You grew up with these guys' music on Schoolhouse Rock - don't miss the chance to see two living, swinging icons Bob Dorough and Dave Frishberg tonight and Saturday night.  Don't just take our word for it - here's what the Voice Short List and New Yorker picks had to say:

      Village Voice Short List:



      Two veterans of Schoolhouse Rock, they traffic in original songs and interpretations, bebop piano, and enough wit and whimsy to keep you thoroughly diverted and often chuckling. Dorough is the more idiosyncratic, Frishberg the more nostalgic, but, as they proved on a Blue Note recording a couple of years back, they find plenty of points of contact (they co-wrote and have updated "I'm Hip"). You have to catch them when you can. THURSDAY AND SATURDAY AT 7 AND 9:30,
      Public Theater, Joe's Pub, 425 Lafayette Street, 212-260-2400. (Giddins)

      New Yorker: Going's On about Town


      JOE’S PUB
      425 Lafayette St. (212-539-8777)—March 6 & 8: The inveterate hipster Bob Dorough joins his occasional collaborator Dave Frishberg for two nights of witty songs and equally amusing piano playing. The two have had wide-ranging and unconventional careers: Dorough’s covered some ground in his time as a bebopping singer, songwriter, and pianist. Baby-boomer jazz fans know his "Blue Xmas" collaboration with Miles Davis; their children recognize Dorough’s "Schoolhouse Rock" and "Sesame Street" ditties. For his part, Frishberg, a fellow "Schoolhouse Rock" vet, writes funny, original songs about baseball, love, and human duplicity. Watch out for "Conjunction Junction."

      It's been a week full of suprises at Joe's Pub - the legendary Pete Seeger surprised us all and showed up at The Vetnam Songbook last Saturday night, banjo in hand, to add his voice to an incredible event that ran the gamut from Barbara Dane and Tuli Kupferberg to Thurston Moore and Dean Wareham.  And a few days afer her incredible performance at the Public Theater's Radiant baby benefit, the diva herself, Grace Jones came to see the play and then stopped in for The Vietnam Songbook.  WHile she didn't end up on stage, she certainly made her presence felt, and stayed at the Pub till the wee hours.
      Grammy winning Producer of the Year Arif Mardin came by last Monday for the opening cocnert by Melissa Errico, his latest project for Manhattan Records/Blue Note, and she retruns for three more shows, on March 10, 26 and 31.
      Then last night, Emmylou Harris made a surprise appearance, guesting with her sometimes producer Daniel Lanois for two beautiful songs.
      We've just added a bunch of great shows - Rosanne Cash is coming back on March 24 - her last show sold out in a blink - don't wait! Big buzz artist Damien Rice has added a second show, now on March 24-25, and Billy Porter, who stops the show in Radiant Baby (and provided a spectacular version of What's Going On at the Public benefit)  moves to March 27.  A bunch of additions have been made to the line-up of WNYC's Next Big Thing Live, including Suzzy Roche and Meg Wolitzer, and Jonathan Kats (of Dr. Katz fame). And just added on April 2, the most talked about new artists in jazz since, well, Norah Jones, The Bad Plus will play.  Check out the full page story on them in the current issue of The Village Voice www.villagevoice.com/issues/0310/giddins.php  , and make sure you see them now, so you can say, I saw them then.... 
      And keep reading to the end to find out about just added shows - Grant Lee Phillips, Mary Fahl, Lloyd Cole - all of these artists have sold out Joe's Pub in advance in the past.  Because you are on the email list, you are hearing about them first - don't procrastinate, and possibly miss out.

      *********************Joe's Pub Schedule of Events****************
      Visit our website at: http://www.JoesPub.com
      Location: 425 Lafayette Street between East 4th St. & Astor Place.
      Take N train to Broadway & 8th St. or 6 train to Astor Place.
      For information & reservations please call 212-539-8778,
      or, for Telecharge listed events you can call 212-239-6200.
      Questions or comments please email us: schedule@...

       Mar 6th and 8th * Dave Frishberg and Bob Dorough: Who's On First *
      Show(s) at 7:00 Pm 9:30 Pm, Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, Price $30
      A card-carrying hipster for nearly 50 years, Dave Frishberg has had a highly successful jazz career as a pianist and vocalist., writing such eternal hits as "I'm Hip", "Peel Me a Grape," and the Schoolhouse Rocks classic "Just A Bill". Allmusic says he is "arguably the top living lyricist" and with four Grammy nominations, and recordings of his tunes by such vocalists as Mel Torme, Diana Krall, Rosemary Clooney and Bette Midler, who can disagree? Be-bop beatnik Bob Dorough is an adventurous, risk-taking master of vocalese and a swinging pianist who has worked with legends like Allen Ginsberg and Miles Davis. He, too, has had his share of Schoolhouse Rocks success as its Musical Director, composing such staples as "Conjunction Junction." Join them for an unconventional night of jazz and classic songs from their Blue Note album Who's On First -- two pianos, four hands, head-to-head, note-to-note for three incomparable nights.

      Sunday, Mar 9 * Steven Lutvak *
      Show(s) at 7:00 PM , Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, Price $20
      The remarkable songwriter Steven Lutvak returns following his sold-out Joe's Pub debut, playing music from his CD, The Time It Takes (Pemaco) and soon to be Broadway Show The WAYSIDE INN, based on a play by A.R. Gurney's.   At turns poignant and hilarious, and always surprising, come hear the man Time Magazine called "Someone to Watch".  "Lutvak's LA debut had all the earmarks of Elton John's legendary troubadour bow...His music blends psychological depth, off-the-wall wit and tuneful immediacy.  His songs are chapters of a remarkably told autobiography that resonate with universal and undeniable impact."- Cash Box www.stevenlutvak.com

      Sunday, Mar 9 * Wu Tong + special NYC guests David Cossin, Todd Reynolds, and Evan Ziporyn: Beijing - NewYork Rocks *
      Show(s) at 9:30 Pm , Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, Price $20
      Founding member and lead singer of the bestselling Beijing rock band Lunhui ("Again"), Wu Tong performs and explores rock, jazz, and folk styles with New York downtown musicians: percussionist David Cossin\ (Bang on a Can All-Stars, Tan Dun), violinist Todd Reynolds (Ethel, Silk Road Project) and clarinetist Evan Ziporyn (Bang on a Can All-Stars). Besides his own earthy vocals and his owns band?s driving musical style, Wu Tong is also a master of Chinese wind instruments (sheng, xun), which he performed last season with Yo-Yo Ma?s Silk Road Ensemble and this week with the New York Philharmonic in the world premiere of Bright Sheng?s The Song and Dance of Tears. Critics have likened Wu Tong's band Lunhui, one of the leading groups of the post-Cui Jian generation, to a Chinese Aerosmith.

      Mar 10th, 26th and 31st * Melissa Errico: Blue Like That *
      Show(s) at 7:30 PM , Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, Price $20
      A vocalist with superlative technique and interpretive power, Melissa Errico celebrates the release of her debut cd "Blue Like That" (Manhattan Records/EMI) produced by the legendary Arif Mardin (Norah Jones, Aretha Franklin, Roberta Flack). Errico will perform selections from this collection including original pop and soft-rock material by her brother Mike Errico, who will also accompany her on guitar and vocals, "new standards" by Randy Newman, Rickie Lee Jones, and Billy Joel, as well as a jazz standard by Rodgers and Hart. Though her album is the fruition of a life-long dream, Errico already has an impressive showbiz pedigree including acclaimed performances as the lead in Michel Legrand's Broadway debut musical "Amour" and as "Dot" in Stephen Sondheim's "Sunday in the Park with George" at the Kennedy Center's Sondheim Celebration last summer. Other credits include: Broadway (My Fair Lady, Les Miserables), film (Life or Something Like it) and TV (Ed, The Norm Show). "A singer with taste and imagination, Errico has a lovely soprano, diction as clear as rainwater, a keen appreciation for tonal nuance and a seemingly built-in resistance to fashionably ornate melodic embellishment... She understands the pop value of understatement, and ...has a conversational ease that is seductive... smart and subtle. "-The Washington Post www.manhattanrecords.com/melissaerrico

      Monday, Mar 10 * Luciana Souza Trio with Adam Rodgers and Scott Colley *
      Show(s) at 9:30 PM , Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, Price $15
      The exceptional jazz vocalist Luciana Souza, whose album "Brazilian Duos" is nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Vocal Jazz Album, returns to Joe's Pub for one special show with her Trio, featuring guitarist Adam Rogers (Michael Brecker) and bassist Scott Colley (Herbie Hancock). The group will perform an eclectic collection of songs - originals from each member, as well as selections from the American and Brazilian repertoire. The instrumentation of the group and varied experience of   each member allows them to bridge gaps between styles and to investigate the multi-timbral and chamber music potential inherent in all of them. The New York Times raves, "[Souza} makes good singing seem incredibly easy...she applies a touch of jazz technique... with bounding improvisations." www.lucianasouza.com

      Tuesday, Mar 11 * Les Nubians *
      Show(s) at 7:30 Pm 9:30 Pm, Tickets by: Sold-Out

      Wednesday, Mar 12 * Chris Trapper (of The Push Stars) *
      Show(s) at 7:30 Pm , Tickets by: Reso/ cash, Price $15
      A special event straight from the house of The Push Stars- vocalist/guitarist Chris Trapper explores the nature of expertly crafted rock with his but solo tour- The Nude Confidence Tour. The moment has come to catch one of the most critically acclaimed unsigned bands in the country venture out into new and nude territories with this rare solo performance by The Push Stars singer.

      Wednesday, Mar 12 * Haale *
      Show(s) at 9:30 Pm , Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, Price $15
      NY-born vocalist Haale blends ancient Persian melodies with contemporary Western instrumentals, creating pieces that are quintessentially hybrid, reflecting both her lyrical Persian roots and her American post-funk/rock aesthetic. Singing in English and Persian, Haale's performances draw audiences into the ecstatic and electric space where these two musical traditions meet. Haale's ensemble features some of NY's finest rock and fusion musicians including Rodney Holmes, DK Dyson,
      Christopher Buono, Bill Foster, Keith Carlock, and Shahzad Ismaily. GLOBAL RHYTHM magazine recently named her one of 15 up and coming world music artists 'sure to make big waves in the future.' 'Haale...delivers a spectral performance...beautiful and eternal'--Aquarian Weekly

      Thursday, Mar 13 * Nora York: Power/Play *
      Show(s) at 7:30 PM , Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, Price $15
      Nora York, who The New Yorker calls an " ingenious ... radical...extravagant talent. " trains her keen sites on war, power and the lack of it. POWER / PLAY considers the many often opposing and disparate cultural currents which are moving through America, and the various ways we relate to power, threat and social liberty. Structured around the seminal Bob Dylan tune " Master ' s of War " together with York's original compositions and conflations of 1960's set pieces-- POWER/PLAY is a multi layered cacophony of musical recollection which focuses our emerging attention toward a rapidly growing dialectic between then and now. Steve Tarshis -- guitar, Peter Grant-- drums, Dave Hofstra -- bass, Sheryll Marshall -- voice and Claire Daly -- Baritone Sax www.norayork.com

      Thursday, Mar 13 * Hem *
      Show(s) at 9:30 pm , Tickets by: Reso/ cash, Price $10
      Hem interweave traditional American music with an alternative sensibility that results in a sparse deceptively uncomplicated and spine tingling sound that is lush and filled with eclectic harmonies.

      Friday, Mar 14 * The Distribution of Empathy: Karen Finley *
      Show(s) at 7:30 Pm , Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, Price $15
      The performance is a creative response to 9/11 from an eyewitness New Yorkcentric viewpoint. Part subtext with overbearing self consciousness of being hyper-aware of the NOW victim status of the Big Apple yet in-sync with the transference of unresolved childhood trauma finally expressed with urgency and despair in the allowed format of national mourning. Both riveting and pee in the pants funny this first person account of Finley's desperate attempt to make sense of tragedy is illuminating of the human condition. The staging is familiar with piano player and American musical standards presented in the great American tradition of the lounge act. The songs are the backdrop for the mind's focusing on metaphors with ease of the "known song". This accessible work allows the audience into the inside workings of The New Yorker trying to survive her New York edge while growing emotionally by turning pain into compassion.

      Friday, Mar 14 * Val-Inc. *
      Show(s) at 9:30 PM , Tickets by: Reso/ cash, Price $15
      Val-Inc., an experimental artist, producer, drummer, DJ, combines technique and technical skills to transport listeners into her expressionist Afro-Electronica world. Born and raised in Haiti, Val-Inc's percussive culture and background is the foundation of her creations. Living and creating in New York City for the past 10 years, Val-Inc. has quickly established herself as one of the most original artists not only in the city, and not only in the electronica world. Her progress has been swift, her confidence frightening, her ideas infinite, and her popularity spinning out of control. In the last few years, Val-Inc. has been almost exclusively dedicated to performing her Afro-Electronica solo, although she has also worked with artists such as Tracie Morris, Saul Williams, Geri Allen, Harriet Tubman Double Trio, Graham Haynes, Imani Izuri, Vernon Reid, Wallace Roney, Shelley Hirsh, and Billy Martin. Val-Inc's long awaited CD, "On" is coming scheduled for release in the early part of 2003 on the New York based Tellus label.

      Saturday, Mar 15 * Kid Koala Book Tour with Special Guests DJ P-Love and DJ Jester *
      Show(s) at 7:30 Pm 9:30 Pm, Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, Price $15
      Find yourself a seat because Kid Koala and his crew are about to entertain you with a night of piano, turntable and storytelling, in a setting very different from how you may have seen him before. In support of his new book "Nufonia Must Fall", Koala has prepared an evening that involves two electric pianos, four turntables and a slide projector. Pieces from the book's soundtrack will be recreated with the aid of some old-school technology, and the night will be filled with surprises to help you get to know the book's characters. DJ Jester starts the night off with a little dinner music intended to help you get your flirt on.

      Sunday, Mar 16 * Shlomo Bar & Habrera Hativeet with Special Guests: Pharaoh's Daughter Chamber Project*
      Show(s) at 7:00 PM 9:00 pm, Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, Price $25
      An inspiring evening of global Jewish fusion, gearing up for Purim. Formed in 1977, Habrera Hativeet ("The Natural Gathering") is an eclectic and original ensemble whose perfomances provide a unique perspective on the richness of Israel's ethnic music, with musical inspiration from Morocco, Iran, India and Israel. Led by Moroccan-born Israeli star vocalist and percussionist Shlomo Bar, Habrera Hativeet's sound has evolved from authentic Sephardic, Eastern, African and Middle Eastern   roots and draws from traditional songs from Yemen and Morocco, Hasidic songs and Israeli poetry with inspiration from Biblical as well as modern Israeli themes. "For me," says Shlomo Bar, "music is something eternal without beginning or end. In my music there are elements of prayers, wonder, yearning and messianism." www.shlomobar.com
      With a sound the Washington Post calls " both hypnotic and charged....", Pharaoh?s Daughter has singer/songwriter roots, notable for Basya Schechter's deep & compelling voice, powerful acoustic guitar playing
      and mesmerizing Jewish, Middle Eastern and Indian influences. "Complex polyrhythms percolated with an enhanced snap and pop, sinuous melodies wrapped around themselves with acrobatic finesse, and the six musicians interlocked their grooves with telepathic sizzle..." - The Berkshire Eagle For tonight's show, she unveils a new, more acoustic project highlighting a string section and percussion. www.pharaohsdaughter.com

      Monday, Mar17 * Akiko Yano with Special Guest Janis Siegel of The Manhattan Transfer*
      Show(s) at 7:30 PM , Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, Price $25
      Japanese Pop Star, Akiko Yano, to perform with her longtime trio band at Joe's Pub. The band consists of legendary Anthony Jackson on contrabass guitar and Cliff Almond on drums. The trio was formed in 1996, and have been touring all over Japan every year since. This is their first performance ever outside of Japan. It is a great chance to see and hear Akiko jammin' with her band... definitely a must-see show.

      Monday, Mar 17 * Natalie MacMaster: Kicking Off Upper North Side: The Canadian Music Series *
      Show(s) at 9:30 PM , Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, Price $20
      Kicking off Upper North Side, the Canadian Music Series at Joe's Pub at the Public Theater is fiddler Natalie MacMaster, East Coast Music Awards 2002 Entertainer of the Year, Fiddle Player of the Year the past five consecutive years by the Canadian Country Music Awards and winner of two Junos (Canada's Grammy). Celebrate this St. Patrick's Day Cape Breton style with an international talent who fiddles, dances and sings her way into fan's hearts. Natalie has just released her first live recording, the two CD "Live," furthering her reputation as "the busiest woman in the Canadian music business." "Exquisite fiddle playing, executed with attitude... redefines the term 'Celtic Music' and cuts it deeper into the heart than youthful love carves undying devotion into the trunk of a walnut tree... " -Southern Skies www.nataliemacmaster.com Sponsored by the Canadian Consulate General, New York: www.uppernorthside.org

      Tuesday, Mar 18 * Moreno Veloso + 2 *
      Show(s) at 7:30 Pm 9:30 Pm, Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, Price $20 in Advance $25 at Door
      Moreno Veloso is in the vanguard of the new generation of Brazilian singers and composers. The son of legendary Samba poet, Caetano Velosa, Moreno has accomplished much while touring with his Father and the likes of Gilberto Gil among others. Multidimensional, Moerno Veloso draws from all aspects of Brazilian music- Samba, Musica Popular Brasileira, Bossa Nova and Electronica and weaves a sophisticated work that heralds the arrival of the future generation of Brazilian music. Moreno shows an autonomy and lightness of one who refuses the burden of his heritage without denying it.

      Mar 19th and 20th * Christian McBride Band: Vertical Vision CD Release *
      Show(s) at 7:30 Pm 9:30 Pm, Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, Price $20
      Over the course of three albums as a leader and over a hundred as a sideman, Christian McBride has arguably become the most acclaimed acoustic and electric bassist to emerge from the jazz world in the 1990's. His passion for musical diversity has led him to work with everyone from Chick Corea to Pat Metheny, from Kathleen Battle to D'Angelo, from Quincy Jones to Sting.   Following the success of his participation in The Philadelphia Experiment (with The Roots' Ahmir ?estlove Thompson, Pat Martino and Uri Caine) the bassist returns with the Christian McBride Band -- Ron Blake (Sax), Geoff Keezer (keyboards) and Terreon Gully (drums) -- to celebrate the release of Vertical Vision (Warner Brothers), which takes off from where the traditional jazz, fusion, pop and r&b of their debut, Sci-Fi, left off. "Along with his renowned upright chops...the Philly phenom [McBride] also reveals himself to be a Bootsy-influenced funkster, Jamerson-inspired groovemeister, and Jaco-esque fretless electric soloist." - JazzTimes  
      Friday, Mar 21 * Eleni Mandell with Special Guest Rebecca Martin *
      Show(s) at 7:00 PM , Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, Price $12, $22 In Conjunction with Richard Barone
      On her latest album, Country for True Lovers (produced by Tony Gilkyson, formerly of X), Los Angeles singer-songwriter Eleni Mandell showcases her quirks, sex appeal and extraordinary pipes to make "exactly the late-night, film-noir country album" (NOW Magazine) that will charm fans of Neko Case. Eleni's voice has the purity and spunk of Patsy Cline and her songs have the melodic catchiness and emotional directness of the best country songs. "From the very first whisper, it's clear that Eleni Mandell has got it. That raw, hair-raising quality that separates the gifted communicators from mere singers can be felt in each lingering caress." --NOW Magazine. Rebecca Martin began her career with her group Once Blue, touring the US with such artists as Emmylou Harris, Squeeze, and Lilith Fair. Martin's latest solo effort, featuring some of her favorite standards, earned acclaim as one of 2002's top jazz records in The New York Times. "If [her music] is pop, it is pop that only a jazz musician could have thought of. It inhabits the various corners of the world occupied by Bill Frisell, Cassandra Wilson and Norah Jones." --Ben Ratliff, The New York Times www.elenimandell.com | www.rebeccamartin.com

      Friday, Mar 21 * Richard Barone *
      Show(s) at 9:30 PM , Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, Price $15, $22 In Conjunction with Eleni Mandell
      "Prince of New York, pop icon, etc." - Village Voice
      "Man About Town" Richard Barone marks the first day of Spring with a jazzy new sound. Since leading 80s pop heroes The Bongos, Barone has forged an acclaimed solo career as a consummate writer & performer, record producer (including the popular Loser's Lounge CD series), an in-demand co-writer/collaborator, and musical and theatrical director ("The Downtown Messiah") As Barone prepares a star-studded tribute to Peggy Lee at Carnegie Hall for the upcoming JVC Jazz Festival, he creates an evening of original material and jazz-inflected interpretations of songs by artists from Cole Porter to Yoko Ono -- as well as songs associated with Miss Lee -- accompanied by a trio featuring pianist Johnny Rodgers, bassist George Rush, and multi-percussionist Danny Mallon. Joined by special guests, Barone will also preview songs from his latest sessions with producer Tony Visconti (Bowie, T-Rex), Mike Thorne (Bronski Beat, Communards), and the legendary songsmith Paul Williams. http://www.richardbarone.com.

      Saturday, Mar 22 * Catie Curtis with Special Guest Amelia White *
      Show(s) at 7:00 PM , Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, Price $20
      Boston-based Catie Curtis is noted for her exquisite powerful voice and for writing gentle songs with poignant humanist and feminist messages -- always powerful, personal statements. Hear Curtis play tunes from her latest, "My Shirt Looks Good On You," "a winning and driven folk-rock collection that explores love in Curtis' signature idealistic fashion." -All Music Guide www.catiecurtis.com Supporting Catie will be Amelia White. www.ameliawhite.com

      Saturday, Mar 22 * Uncle Jimmy's Dirty Basement *
      Show(s) at 9:30 Pm , Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, Price $15
      Part rock opera, part psychedelic yard sale, Uncle Jimmy's Dirty Basement creates a magically absurd world where nothing is sacred. Presented by The Elementals and Coocoo Handler, The Basement's bubble-gum/brown-metal sound, coupled with comically warped puppets, propels audiences on a trippy joyride through the underbelly of the American psyche. Since 2000, the Dirty Basement has sold out shows at Joe's Pub, P.S. 122, the Toyota Comedy Festival, and the Bowery Poetry Club. Denise Scala of Show Business Magazine calls it "the lowest level of entertainment humanly possible, and often times even lower." www.dirtybasement.com

      Sunday, Mar 23 * Lunasa *
      Show(s) at 7:30 PM , Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, Price $20
      In less than three years, Ireland's new all-star quintet LĂșnasa has become one of the most sought-after bands on the international Irish music scene. The band's inventive arrangements and bass-driven grooves are steering Irish acoustic music into surprising new territory. Called an "Irish music dream team" by Folk Roots, LĂșnasa met with acclaim right from the start. Their first album became an immediate best-seller in Ireland, topping Hot Press' folk charts and called one of the year's top ten by the Irish Echo. "Earthy,soulful and instinctive." - MOJO "Intricate layering of strings, rhythm and melody swapping top billing when the time is right, it doesn't get much better that this." -The Irish Times www.lunasa.ie

      Sunday, Mar 23 * Elliott Sharp's Terraplane Featuring Eric Mingus & Dean Bowman *
      Show(s) at 9:30 PM , Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, Price $15
      With music from the upcoming zOaR CD "Do The Don't", Elliott Sharp's Terraplane synthesizes the intersection of country and urban blues with Mississippi fife OEn drum bands, post-Mingus/Ayler jazz, the sonic innovations of Sharp's group CARBON, and the rhythmic force of contemporary electronica. Billboard says "performances that spin off of familiar blues templates into modernist terrain." The band includes vocalists Eric Mingus and Dean Bowman, drummer Sim Cain, trombonist Curtis Fowlkes, and bassist Dave Hofstra.

      Monday, Mar 24 * Rosanne Cash *
      Show(s) at 7:30 PM , Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, Price $25
      Singer/songwriter/musician Rosanne Cash will make a very special appearance performing songs from her first new studio release in a decade, the soon-to-be-released Rules of Travel (Capitol). Cash's album, which features writing contributions from Jakob Dylan, Marc Cohn, John Leventhal and Joe Henry, and guest vocals from her father Johnny Cash, Sheryl Crow, Steve Earle and Teddy Thompson, resonates with the the different sounds and themes of her career, unified by the high level of songwriting, musicianship and singing that have earned Ms. Cash a Grammy award, 11 #1 singles and numerous accolades for songwriting and performance over the past 20 years.

      Mar 24th and 25th * Damien Rice *
      Show(s) at 9:30 PM , Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, Price $10
      Nominated for three 2003 Meteor Awards, Irish Singer Damien Rice makes his debut USA performance to showcasw and energize the US music market.

      Tuesday, Mar 25 * The Next Big Thing Live Hosted by Dean Olsher Featuring Naked Angels Theater Company, Roy Nathanson and Bill Ware, Novelist Meg Wolitzer ,  Suzzy Roche  and Jonathan Katz *
      Show(s) at 7:30 Pm , Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, Price $15 in Advance, $20 at Door  
       WNYC Radio's weekly radio magazine, hosted by Dean Olsher, leaves the studio and returns to Joe's Pub to take to the stage for an evening of comedy, drama and music. Featuring members of the Tribeca-based Naked Angels Theater Company, plus original comedy, and music by Jazz Passengers frontman, saxophonist Roy Nathanson, with Bill Ware, stepping out from behind his vibes to play piano. Novelist Meg Wolitzer and singer-songwriter Suzzy Roche will lead the audience in an unusual Singalong session (hint: brush up on your giants of 20th Century Intellectual History). Comedian Jonathan Katz is the creator of "Dr. Katz: Professional Therapist" for Comedy Central, and the author most recently of "To Do Lists of the Dead." He is also a regular contributor to The Next Big Thing, hosting his own call-in-show-within-the-show, "You're on the Air with Jonathan Katz."
       Wednesday, Mar 26 * Cyro Baptista & Beat The Donkey *
      Show(s) at 9:30 PM , Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, Price $15
      Beat The Donkey (from the Brazilian expression "Pau Na Mula!" meaning, "Let's go, let's do it!" ) springs from the imagination of bad boy Brazilian percussionist Cyro Baptista (Sting, Paul Simon, Herbie Hancock). He leads a torrid, unstoppable ensemble of drummers, percussionists, samba dancers, tap dancers, Capoeira performers, singers, a DJ, and exotically costumed half naked players for a musical spectacle unlike any other. Baptista has recently collaborated on stage with Phish's Trey Anastasio, earning him a 2002 "Jammie" nomination, and BTD's recent self-titled album (Tzadik Records) was selected by The NY Times' Jon Pareles as one of his 10 favorite Alternative albums of 2002, writing "...Reaches well beyond samba and carnival rhythms. With guests including the guitarist Marc Ribot, the songs summon gamelans, breakbeats, heavy metal, tap-dancing and funk along with tuneful Brazilian pop," while the Village Voice raves: "This band has an entertainment jones, and the energy of their attack has a free for all physicality that keeps a smile on your face." http://www.cyrobaptista.com/

      Thursday, Mar 27 * Marlon Saunders CD Release with Special Guest Elisabeth Withers *
      Show(s) at 7:00 PM , Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, Price $15
      Singer/songwriter/musician Marlon Saunders will make a special appearance at Joe's Pub to launch the release of his debut CD "Enter My Mind". Crooning over a back-in-the-day riff reminiscent of 70s soul and massaging the ear with a contemporary lyrical power, there's nothing "neo" about Marlon Saunders' "soul". Making modern music about love, spirituality, honesty and beauty, yet blending into the mix the intense devotion to groove that made 70s R&B so great, Saunders will make you think about the past but he is, without a doubt, the future of great R&B. Meet Elisabeth. This Rock, Soul Funk'n jewel is no joke. With a voice that hits you in the root of your spine and the back of your neck, this young organic jewel is coming at you with the experience that many veterans in the business can't think to touch. She's here to put the sweetness back into that down home taste of collard greens, and that "Oh My God" back into that side order of corn bread with a home grown style of vocal flavor.

      Thursday, Mar 27 * Billy Porter: At the Corner of Broadway and Soul *
      Show(s) at 9:30 Pm , Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, Price $20
      After a self-imposed 5-year hiatus from the New York music scene, Billy Porter, fresh from The Public Theater's production of the musical Radiant Baby, stands poised "at the corner of Broadway and soul" with an unplugged evening of song featuring new American Broadway standards as well as souful originals of his own.

      Friday, Mar 28 * Isaac Mizrahi *
      Show(s) at 7:30 Pm , Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, Price $20
      "Isaac is a fabulous singer and a consummate musician." -- Mrs. Sarah Mizrahi
      Following the success of his recent appearances at Joe's Pub, featured on his show on Oxygen TV, fashion designer and TV personality Isaac Mizrahi sings his head off for one special show . Featuring jazz pianist and rising star Ben Waltzer and his quintet, it's not something you can afford to miss. www.oxygen.com/isaac/

      Mar 28th and 29th * Varla Jean Merman: I've Got The Music in Me *
      Show(s) at 9:30 PM (7:30 and 9:30 on the 29th) , Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, Price $20
      Varla has got it inside of her, and it's time to let it out! "The international chanteuse" returns to New York with VARLA JEAN MERMAN: I'VE GOT THE MUSIC IN ME! starring Jeffery T. Roberson as Varla Jean Merman. "A great scholar once said 'Music makes the people come together.' Well then, let me and my music be the vessel to make you come!" The vessel has spoken. Just when you thought it was safe to go to Joe?s Pub, Varla Jean?s back! Va-Va-Varla! http://www.varlaonline.com/

      Sunday, Mar 30 * Gerry Hemingway: Songs  *
      Show(s) at 7:30 Pm , Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, Price $12 in Advance, $15 at Door
      Engaging and compelling Songs from the unpredictable, highly original composer/percussionist Gerry Hemingway. These songs combine themes ranging from the lessons of history to the pitfalls of adulthood with sonically rich dancable grooves/ Featuring Lisa Soklolov-vocals, Ellery Eskelin-tenor sax, Kermit Driscoll-electric and acoustic bass, and Gerry Hemingway-drums sampler and vocals. http://www.gerryhemingway.com "A rich atmospheric [collection of songs], with an intelligent approach to the shape, exuberant in the interplay and splendidly played. ***** (Five stars)" All About Jazz (Italy)

      Sunday, Mar 30 * Maria Christensen *
      Show(s) at 9:30 PM , Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, Price $10
      Performing songs from her forthcoming CD, Maria Christensen is a powerful performer and a strong-voiced singer/songwriter whose songs have been recorded by artists such as Celine Dion, N'Sync and Jennifer Lopez. Formerly signed to A&M records, Christensen's music combines elements of rock, pop and R&B, and she'll be joined by a five-piece band (including a DJ). Billboard magazine remarked "This petite young woman vamps and belts with the bravado and earthy soul of a seasoned old-school diva." www.mariachristensen.com

      Tuesday, Apr 1 * Stanley Clarke: 1,2 to the Bass CD Release *
      Show(s) at 7:00 Pm 9:30 Pm, Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, Price $25
      Stanley Clarke has been called the world?s greatest living bass virtuoso, with an incomparable sense of lyricism and melody as well as deeply funky grooves. One of Philadelphia's finest contributions to the history of jazz, r&b and pop, Clarke has made gold records, and chart-topping singles, all the while paving new paths on his instrument with virtuosity, power, and fire. Clarke made his name with such jazz legends as Horace Silver and Art Blakey, and soon hooked up with pianist Chick Corea, leading to the formation of their seminal jazz/fusion unit Return to Forever. RTF was followed by solo releases, including the bona fide bass anthem "School Days", where he took percussive bass slap technique to new levels with complex jazz harmonies and blistering speed. In 1981, he teamed up with George Duke to form the Clarke/Duke Project, and collaborated with numerous other instrumental powerhouses including Jeff Beck, Keith Richards, Billy Cobham, Jean Luc Ponty, Al DiMeola and Lenny White. More recent activities include prolific film and television scoring, from Pee Wee's Playhouse (earning an Emmy   nomination) to Boys N the Hood, and Romeo Must Die. Tonight, Clarke celebrates the release of his first solo Cd since 1993, 1,2 to the Bass (Epic/Sony), a journey across many genres, including funk, pop, jazz, fusion and world music, which features guests ranging from Q-Tip and Amel Larrieux to Oprah Winfrey, Joe Satriani and George Duke, to Hubert Laws, and Indian violinist Dr. L Subramaniam. www.stanleyclarke.com

      Wednesday Apr 2nd* The Bad Plus *
      Show(s) at 7:30 pm , Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, Price $15
      The Bad Plus -- bassist Reid Anderson, pianist Ethan Iverson, and drummer David King -- are three post-modern jazz iconoclasts who combine keen wit, dynamic musical contrasts, and an original sensibility in what's been called "the loudest piano trio ever." Drawing inspiration from dance music, pop and rock, and peppering their compelling originals with covers of Nirvana, Aphex Twin and Blondie, The Bad Plus deconstruct their influences in a steadfastly pure jazz idiom all their own. Their celebrated Tchad Blake-produced major label debut, With These Are The Vistas, (Columbia) is riddled with mayhem, startling surgical precision and rhythmic abandon. The Washington Post declares, "These Are the Vistas isn't just a breath of fresh air -- it's a tornado. If you want to know where jazz is headed next, look here." "It's an equilateral chamber group that merges jazz, pop, and the conservatory in a heady and original way, accessible and seriously playful" - The Village Voice

      Apr 2nd and 3rd * Grant Lee Phillips *
      Show(s) at 9:30 pm , Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, Price $15
      Smart pop iconoclast celebrates his new release with a special appearance that remains true to the Phillips spirit mixing a little music, a little comedy, and amazing song-writing.

      Friday, Apr 4 * The Waifs *
      Show(s) at 7:00 Pm 9:30 Pm, Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, Price $15
      Hailing from North Australia, The Waifs have traveled the wide brown land for the past 10 years singing their tales of apples, true hearts, mothers and occasionally ....love. Armed with acoustic guitars, honeyed harmonies and a blues harp, sisters Donna and Vikki Simpson together with guitarist Joshua Cunningham and their resident drummer and bass player perform with an infectious energy. In 2001, The Waifs took America's folk festivals by storm, earning rave reviews as the first Australian act ever to take the stage at the prestigious Newport Folk Festival in Rhode Island:
      "The Waifs carried the momentum of a freight train with busted brakes!" - Providence Journal. In 2002. The Waifs released "Sink Or Swim" stateside to great acclaim. Their last Joe's Pub show sold out in advance.  Buy tix early. www.thewaifs.com.au

      Saturday, Apr 5 * Asylum Street Spankers *
      Show(s) at 7:00 PM 9:30 Pm, Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, Price $15 in Advance $18 at Door
      Austin's Asylum Street Spankers believe the best music is funny, joyful, moving and adventurous. On their new album My Favorite Record (Spanks-a-lot/Bloodshot) they careen through rollicking rags, swinging country-blues, heartbreaking waltzes, and more. Performing with absolutely no amplification whatsoever, the Spankers electrify audienes with immense wit and skill, using old musical tools to create utterly modern music. "A National Treasure: audacious, genre-defying, good-time music of considerable substance." - Jazz Review
       Sunday, Apr 6 * Fred Hersch and Norma Winstone Songs and Lullabyes *
      Show(s) at 7:30 PM , Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, Price $15
      The universally acclaimed pianist Fred Hersch returns to Joe's Pub with vocalist Norma Winstone, BBC's Vocalist of the Year (2001), performing a mix of standards as well as selections from their new release "Songs and Lullabyes" (Sunnyside) featuring music by Hersch and lyrics by Winstone. "Hersch's work has developed an intensity of intelligence and emotional directness unparalleled among his peers," says The New Yorker. The Los Angeles Times calls Winstone's singing "a superb example of state-of-the-art, imaginative, virtually beyond-definition singing."

      www.fredhersch.com www.normawinstone.com

      Shows that have just been put on sale:
      Mary Fahl on April 3rd
      Gutbucket Movie Night
      on April 6th
      The Petersons
      on April 7th, 21st and May 5th
      Marc Maron: Decomposition
      on April 8th and 9th
      Jenifer Jackson with Special Guests Phillips and Driver
      on April 9th
      Gordon Chambers with Special Guest Raul Midon
      on April 10th
      Jimmy Scott and The Jazz Expresions
      on April 10th, 11th and 12th
      Brock Mumford
      on April 12th
      Kaki King and Solo Razaf
      on April 13th
      Julia Murney
      on April 13th
      Na2 with Special Guests N'Dambi and Karen Bernod and Other Soulful Surprises
      on April 15th
      Savina Yannatou & Primavera En Salonico
      on April 16th
      Paul Brill and Madeleine Peyroux
      on April 17th
      Susan Werner
      on April 19th
      Greg Naughton & The Stark Naked Sole
      on April 21st
      Lloyd Cole
      on April 22nd and 23rd
      Daphne Rubin-Vega
      on April 25th
      Omar Sosa Trio
      on April 26th
      Turtle Island String Quartet
      on May 4th
      Lucia Pulido
      on May 7th
      The Civilians: Gone Missing
      on May 12th
      Sandra Bernhard
      on May 14th through May 17th
      Willem Breuker Kollektief
      on June 3rd and 4th
      Henry Threadgill
      on June 6th and 7th
      Barb Jungr-Sings Bob Dylan & Jacques Brel
      on June 20th and 21

      late night @ joe's pub...
      Doors at 11pm

      DJ Beverly Bond
      DJ Beverly Bond spins an unforgettable set every week. Phenomenal guests such as Red Alert, ?uestlove, and Lord Finesse share the turntables always serving up a set of underground hip-hop, soul, and even an occasional house track to a music industry crowd.

      Luv Pub

      It's a live and loud Friday crowd with DJ Danny O keeping the party flowing until 4am spinning a serious set with everything
      from Disco to Hip Hop.

      Brian Gefter and Michael Romer of Gaslight Entertainment host Decadence with a DJ Kasper spinning to a packed house. To book your party at Decadence call 212-539-8778.

      Dub Supreme with Selector Ras Kush
      The journey in dubwise explorations continue at Joe's pub. The Black redemption sounds of praises continue to present the latest releases, original classics, and most eclectic in roots steppers dubwise selections.


      In conjunction with the Public Theater's production of Radiant Baby, Joe's Pub presents two nights to celebrate the life and
      times of Keith Haring.
      March 10th- A night of Old School Hip-Hop featuring Red Alert, Grandmaster Caz, Tony Tone, Fabel, and others.
      March 17th- In memory of Paradise Garage with a stellar line up of DJ
       ' s, visual artists, and more.

      Eclectic Ride
      KYA Entertainment and Belinda Becker present Eclectic Ride. A night of soul samples and good beats featuring DJ?s Reborn
      and King Life with unexpected live performances weekly. Past performers include Me?Shell N?Degeocello, Dead Prez, Alia Marie, Mums, and others.


      DJ Rekha (Basement Bhangra, Bollywood Disco) spins Bhangin Indian and Global Break Beats at this weekly party. Each week features a guest DJ.

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