Past Events

03/19/2019 - 6:00pm

Champagne and sweets to celebrate Bake with Rory MacDonald, executive chef at Patisserie Chanson.  Drawing on Rory Macdonald's Michelin-starred experience, Bake takes the reader from early morning croissants to late night desserts.

03/16/2019 - 5:00pm

THE J.A.I. TRIO

Perform at  

RIZZOLI MUSIC APERITIVO

Saturday, March 16, 2019 – 5pm

 

1133 Broadway (25th - 26th Streets), New York City


The New York debut of the exciting new project featuring three virtuosos. 

 

(J)enny, (A)l, and (I)saac are a trio with two guitars and a violin.  They met at a festival three years ago in Austin, Texas and have joined forces for this beautiful sonic combination in a titillating program of music spanning classical, contemporary, and tango works by Astor Piazzolla, John Truitt, Preston Stahley, Antonio Rojas, Arvo Pärt, and Clarice Assad. 

 


To listen to a preview playlist of the concert please click here.

 

Rizzoli Music Aperitivo is sponsored by Mionetto Prosecco and curated by Mondo Jazz, the weekly Radio Free Brooklyn show dedicated to international jazz.

 

Please rsvp to mhuston@rizzoliusa.com. Tickets may be purchased at the door for $20 and include complimentary prosecco.  If you do not receive a confirmation email within 24 hours it means your rsvp has not reached us, so please write again.

03/14/2019 - 6:00pm

To rsvp for this event, please click here

03/03/2019 - 5:00pm
PYENG THREADGILL

Performs for

RIZZOLI MUSIC APERITIVO,

Sunday, March 3rd, 2019 - 5pm

1133 Broadway (25th - 26th Streets), New York City

Pyeng Threadgill will be celebrating the vinyl release of "Head Full Of Hair, Heart Full Of Song" performing selections from this album, which explores natural hair, ancestry and adornment as sources of power for Black women and women of color, as well as offering selections from her previous album "Portholes to A Love & Other Short Stories" inspired by short stories by world renowned authors such as Jamaica Kincaid, Isabelle Allende and Jhumpa Lahiri.

Joining her will be guitarist Andy Bianco and drummer Evan Pazner.

"I use music to create spaces that tell stories. Sometimes the music is performed in a traditional music setting but lately I have been drawn to less traditional music spaces because of how they help people to reimagine music. I want for people remember to fully connect to themselves through music by listening with their entire bodies and all their senses just the way one does when visiting someone's home. This is what New Porch Music inspires me to look into. Our individual and collective stories. My hope is that before, during and afterwards you will consider the deeper ways in which music, conversation and even silence impact and connect us all" (Pyeng Threadgill).
To listen to a preview playlist of the concert please check this link
Rizzoli Music Aperitivo is sponsored by Mionetto Prosecco and curated by Mondo Jazz, the weekly Radio Free Brooklyn show dedicated to international jazz.

Please rsvp to mhuston@rizzoliusa.com or simply reply to this email. Tickets may be purchased at the door for $20 and include complimentary prosecco.  If you do not receive a confirmation email within 24 hours it means your rsvp has not reached us, so please write again.
02/27/2019 - 6:00pm

Wednesday, February 27, 2019
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

 

Please join Rizzoli Publisher, Charles Miers for the launch of Rizzoli's new book, Partnerships: Stories from Partnership with Children, a unique photographic journal about our work in New York City schools.

This beautiful book—the result of a multi-year collaboration among accomplished photographer Lisa Berg, Partnership with Children, and Rizzoli— showcases the critical relationships that allow children in our city to thrive. 

On Wednesday, February 27, Rizzoli will host a reception with Lisa Berg and Partnership with Children CEO, Margaret Crotty to discuss the book and the incredible stories behind it.

All attendees will receive a signed book, and will have the opportunity to purchase a children's book to build libraries in our schools. 

02/26/2019 - 6:00pm

Author Wendy Lubovich and photographer Ed Lefkowicz will be in conversation with Lauren Glassberg, WABC-TV Anchor and Reporter, about 111 Museums in New York City You Must Not Miss.

New Yorkers love their museums. From Gauguin to gangsters, finance to food, New York City has the richest museum culture in the world. For New Yorkers, simply finding the best museums is an urban sport itself, a personal quest to seek out the cool, the curious and the uncanny. Consider this book your little cheat sheet--a treasure guide to the secret corners of the iconic museums, a field guide to the little museums you never dreamed existed.

02/21/2019 - 6:00pm

 

February 21, 2019, 6-8 PM

 

An evening discussion with Hanan Sayed Worrell, author of Table Tales: The Global Nomad Cuisine of Abu Dhabi, who will share insights on the multicultural communities and cuisines of Abu Dhabi featured in her book.

 

Joining the conversation will be Her Excellency Lana Nusseibeh, UAE Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations, and Dr. Mariet Westermann, executive vice president for programs and research at The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

 

The discussion will be followed by a book signing and cocktail reception. Light appetizers will be provided.

 

02/20/2019 - 6:00pm

A book signing and discussion to celebrate the publication of Kerry Joyce: The Intangible with author Kerry Joyce and 1st DIBS editorial director Tony Freund.

02/15/2019 - 3:28pm
PYENG THREADGILL

Performs for

RIZZOLI MUSIC APERITIVO,

Sunday, March 3rd, 2019 - 5pm

1133 Broadway (25th - 26th Streets), New York City

Pyeng Threadgill will be celebrating the vinyl release of "Head Full Of Hair, Heart Full Of Song" performing selections from this album, which explores natural hair, ancestry and adornment as sources of power for Black women and women of color, as well as offering selections from her previous album "Portholes to A Love & Other Short Stories" inspired by short stories by world renowned authors such as Jamaica Kincaid, Isabelle Allende and Jhumpa Lahiri.

Joining her will be guitarist Andy Bianco and drummer Evan Pazner.

"I use music to create spaces that tell stories. Sometimes the music is performed in a traditional music setting but lately I have been drawn to less traditional music spaces because of how they help people to reimagine music. I want for people remember to fully connect to themselves through music by listening with their entire bodies and all their senses just the way one does when visiting someone's home. This is what New Porch Music inspires me to look into. Our individual and collective stories. My hope is that before, during and afterwards you will consider the deeper ways in which music, conversation and even silence impact and connect us all" (Pyeng Threadgill).
To listen to a preview playlist of the concert please check this link
Rizzoli Music Aperitivo is sponsored by Mionetto Prosecco and curated by Mondo Jazz, the weekly Radio Free Brooklyn show dedicated to international jazz.

Please rsvp to mhuston@rizzoliusa.com or simply reply to this email. Tickets may be purchased at the door for $20 and include complimentary prosecco.  If you do not receive a confirmation email within 24 hours it means your rsvp has not reached us, so please write again.
02/12/2019 - 6:30pm

Join wedding planners Aleah and Nick Valley for a q&a and book signing to celebrate Storied Weddings: Inspiration for a Timeless Celebration that is Perfectly You.  With fifteen years of planning and designing weddings and celebrations, Nick and Aleah Valley are known as industry leaders who happily share their knowledge and creativity.

02/09/2019 - 3:00pm

To celebrate the publication of Thomas Demand's The Complete Papers, please join us to hear the artist in conversation with Jeffrey Eugenides, award-winning author of The Virgin Suicides and Middlesex.

The Complete Papers encompasses all of Thomas Demand's work and primary texts written about his practice, as well as previously unseen early works from 1990. Published by MACK, this book is the primary authority on the work of one of the major artists of the 21st century. The conversation will be structured around the trajectory and the practice of the multidisciplinary artist, primarily known for his photographs of pristine 3D models figuring real, often politically charged spaces. 

Please go here to rsvp!

02/07/2019 - 6:30pm

MARCO CAPPELLI'S NESBØ PROJECT

Performs for

RIZZOLI MUSIC APERITIVO,

the Music Series at Rizzoli Bookstore

Thursday, February 7th, 2019 – 6:30pm

1133 Broadway (25th - 26th Streets), New York City


The first CD release concert in the Rizzoli Music Aperitivo series marks also the launch of the international tour for the latest project led by Italian guitarist Marco Cappelli. His newly released album “Norwegian Landscapes” is freely inspired by the noir novels of Norwegian writer Jo Nesbø. For this project Cappelli has expanded his regular trio, with the addition of two special guests and a transnational line-up featuring American bassist Ken Filiano and clarinetist Oscar Noriega as well as the Japanese percussionist Satoshi Takeishi and multi-instrumentalist Shoko Nagai.

Norwegian Landscapes” completes Cappelli's "noir tryptic" after "Les Nuages en France" (Mode Records, 2011), dedicated to French writer Fred Vargas, and "Le Stagioni del Commissario Ricciardi" (Tzadik, 2013), dedicated to Italian writer Maurizio De Giovanni.

To listen to a preview playlist of the concert, please go to https://www.mixcloud.com/MondoJazz/noir-landscapes-marco-cappellis-remarkable-artistry/

Rizzoli Music Aperitivo is sponsored by Mionetto Prosecco and curated by Mondo Jazz, the weekly Radio Free Brooklyn show dedicated to international jazz.

 

Please rsvp to mhuston@rizzoliusa.com or simply reply to this email. Tickets may be purchased at the door for $20 and include complimentary prosecco.  If you do not receive a confirmation email within 24 hours it means your rsvp has not reached us, so please write again.


THE BAND

Marco Cappelli has led an extraordinary artistic path, first becoming familiar with rigorous written music, then with free improvisation languages. The diversity of Marco’s performances is due to a fascinating array of collaborations (Avi Avital, Anthony Coleman, Michel Godard, Butch Morris, Franco Piersanti, Jim Pugliese, Enrico Rava, Marc Ribot, Elliott Sharp and many more) in jazz and avant-garde music festivals both as a soloist and in ensemble settings. Marco Cappelli currently lives in New York, where he is constantly involved with the contemporary and avant-garde music scenes.

Active since the early '80s, bassist Ken Filiano has since contributed to dozens of albums, most of them pertaining to creative jazz -- from post-bop to free improvisation. An educator, the bassist has taught at the University of New Mexico (Albuquerque), New York State University (Buffalo), UCLA, and Rutgers University. In 2002 Filiano finally released his first solo album, titled Subvenire. The November 2010 release "Dreams from a Clown Car" marked the recording debut of Filiano’s Quantum Entanglements quartet, featuring saxophonists Tony Malaby and Michaël Attias and drummer Michael T.A. Thompson.

 

Drummer, percussionist, and arranger Satoshi Takeishi is a native of Mito, Japan. He studied music at Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. While at Berklee he developed an interest in the music of South America and went to live in Colombia following the invitation of a friend. He continues to explore multi-cultural, electronics and improvisational music with local musicians and composers in New York.


Clarinetist/saxophonist Oscar Noriega, multi-instrumentalist and composer, lives in Brooklyn since 1992. He has worked with Lee Konitz, Anthony Braxton, Gerry Hemingway, Dewey Redman and Paul Motion. He is currently performing with Tim Berne’s Snakeoil, Endangered Blood (Chris Speed, Jim Black, Trevor Dunn) and colead with Jacob Garchek, the Mexico-inspired Banda De Los Muertos.

Shoko Nagai is a composer, multi keyboardist and electronic musician. Born in Japan, she studied classical and jazz music at Berklee School of Music in Boston, developing a very original approach to intense focus and virtuoso sound. Since moving to New York in 1999 she has collaborated with John Zorn, Ikue Mori, Marc Ribot, Miho Hatori (Cibo Matto), Butch Morris, Elliot Sharp and many others. She has toured extensively, playing in Sweden, Italy, Austria, France, Switzerland, Holland,  Japan, Israel, Brazil and USA.





01/30/2019 - 6:00pm

A toast with author Selma Slabiak to celebrate Spirit of the North: Cocktail Recipes and Stories from Scandinavia. Slabiak shares with her readers elevated bartending expertise and finesse, layering familiar and unusual flavors and ingredients, along with Scandinavian traditions and nostalgic stories from her childhood in Denmark.

01/21/2019 - 6:00pm

A lecture by world-renowned fashion strategist and author Mercedes Gonzalez to celebrate the publication of Chronicles of a Fashion Buyer: The Mostly True Stories of an International Fashion Buyer. Go on a global expedition with Mercedes, as she learns that there is no glamor in fashion and that only cut throat corporate espionage prevails!

01/19/2019 - 5:00pm
Erik Friedlander

Live at Rizzoli Bookstore, NYC

Saturday, January 19th, 2019 - 5pm 
 
1133 Broadway (25th - 26th Streets), New York City
 
 
Our next Aperitivo will feature Erik Friedlander - today's leading cello innovator and a stalwart of the creative music scene - in a rare solo performance showcasing some of the highlights from his diverse range of projects.


To listen to a preview playlist of the concert please click here

Erik Friedlander started studying music at an early age, beginning at 5 with guitar, and then at 8, cello lessons. He grew up in a house filled with music, as his father, an avid music lover, made countless mixtapes which played daily in their home. Erik spent his twenties honing his skills as a player and improviser and quickly became a sought-after studio musician, performing on the Downtown music scene with artists as diverse as The Mountain GoatsJohn ZornDave Douglasand Courtney Love. Erik's desire to actively participate in the swirl of music styles he was surrounded by led him to find new ways to play the cello and drives his solo work which is varied and unusual.

Friedlander's recent projects include Rings, featuring Black Phebe, Erik's three-trios-in-one band: "Together they travel musically around the world in different times and places. From dusty streets and whirling dances to delicate and ethereal tone poems. The music is widescreen." - Jakob Baekgaard (AllAboutJazz.com)

Other projects include Oscalypso, a grooving tribute to bassist and sometimes cellist Oscar Pettiford and Illuminations, a magical solo CD that weaves inspirations from ancient book making with ritual dance movements and Renaissance vocal forms. Nighthawks is a project that was conceived during the blackout in lower Manhattan caused by Hurricane Sandy. The CD features his Bonebridge Band, a slide-guitar, cello, bass and drums quartet. Claws & Wings, an elegiac work dedicated to Erik's late wife, features laptop percussionist Ikue Mori and pianist Sylvie Courvoisier; and a limited edition LP with photographer Mitch Epstein entitled American Power. 
Friedlander recently completed the score for Thoroughbred, a feature film directed by Cory Finley that will appear at The Sundance Festival. Erik has also composed music for ads, dance works, and documentaries including the score for Nothing on Earth, a documentary about the work of landscape photographer Murray Fredericks' dangerous visits to the Greenland icecap. Erik scored the feature film Future Weather, released in 2013.

Rizzoli Music Aperitivo is sponsored by Mionetto Prosecco and curated by Mondo Jazz, the weekly Radio Free Brooklyn show dedicated to international jazz.

Please rsvp to mhuston@rizzoliusa.com. Tickets may be purchased at the door for $20 and include complimentary prosecco.  If you do not receive a confirmation email within 24 hours it means your rsvp has not reached us, so please write again.
01/16/2019 - 6:00pm

Join us for the launch and book signing of Shooting War featuring a conversation with Anthony Feinstein and Sir Harold Evans, author of The American Century.  What does it take to bear witness to history as it violently unfolds?  Through 18 profiles, Shooting War offers behind-the-season insight into the lives of conflict photographers.

01/09/2019 - 6:00pm

Author Ted Fox will be in conversation with illustrator Hames Otis Smith to discuss the legends behind Showtime at the Apollo: The Epic Tale of Harlem’s Legendary Theater.  This graphic novel adaptation of brings to life the theater's legendary significance to music history, African American history, and the culture of New York City.

01/06/2019 - 3:00pm

THE MICHAEL LEONHART ORCHESTRA

Performs for

RIZZOLI MUSIC APERITIVO,

the Music Series at Rizzoli Bookstore

Sunday, January 6th, 2019 – 3pm

 

1133 Broadway (25th - 26th Streets), New York City

A rare semi-private performance of NYC's most exciting large ensemble will launch the second year of Rizzoli Music Aperitivo.  

The Michael Leonhart Orchestra is a powerhouse and eclectic live ensemble in the spirit of Frank Zappa, Charles Mingus and Gil Evans. The orchestra features a magical blend of unique improvisers and world class ensemble players who play or have played for stars like David Bowie, David Byne or Caetano Veloso and bands such as Steely Dan, Sharon Jones & the Dap-kings, the Mingus Big Band, Maria Schneider’s Orchestra, the Tonight Show Band (Roots) and other musicians from the NY/Brooklyn jazz/soul/studio scene.

The MLO will be performing music from the recent Sunnyside records release “The Painted Lady Suite”, praised as “A seductive record that finds a balance between magnificence and melancholy” by the New York Times. The Painted Lady Suite is inspired by the butterfly of the same name. While Leonhart was initially attracted to its flamboyant coloration and wing ornamentation, it was the butterfly’s incredible migration, which spans over six generations and 9,000 miles — twice that of the Monarch butterfly, that sparked his imagination.

Other featured members of the orchestra will be:

Donny McCaslin - tenor sax;  Nels Cline – guitar; Steven Bernstein - trumpet; John Ellis – tenor sax; Philip Dizack - trumpet; Carter Yasutake – trumpet; Jordan McClean – trumpet; Ray Mason – trombone;  Jason Marshall – bari sax; Joe Martin - bass; Kevin Raczka – drums; Elizabeth Pupo-Walker – percussion; Robbie Mangano – guitar; Al Street – guitar; Sara Schoenbeck – bassoon; Nathan Koci - accordion; Pauline Kim – violin; Trevor Exter - cello

 Michael Leonhart is a Grammy-winning multi-hyphenate: trumpeter, composer, producer, arranger, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter. As a trumpeter, Michael has performed with rock legends Steely Dan since 1996, recording two albums with them, including 2000's four-time Grammy winning Album of the Year, Two Against Nature, on which he was a featured soloist, arranger and conductor.  He also appears on Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars’ Grammy-winning 2016 Record of the Year, “Uptown Funk.”  Michael has composed music for stage and screen, including a song for Meryl Streep, whose performance he directed on the Decca soundtrack album Songs of Lahore. Leonhart recently composed music for the score to Rockstar Games “Red Dead Redemption 2”.  Follow the Michael Leonhart Orchestra on Facebook and Instagram

Rizzoli Music Aperitivo is sponsored by Mionetto Prosecco and curated by Mondo Jazz, the weekly Radio Free Brooklyn show dedicated to international jazz.

Please rsvp to mhuston@rizzoliusa.com. Tickets may be purchased at the door for $20 and include complimentary prosecco.

 

 

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