See the previous week's performances.   November 15-November 22, 2018  See the next week's performances.
Thursday,  Nov 15 - 6:00PM 
THE IMPERFECT PERFECT SHOW
Terry Moore, host and curator

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The Imperfect Perfect Show is a mix of storytelling, standup comedy, poetry, short stories and works in progress hosted by comedian/producer Terry Moore. It’s mostly booked with 2 open spots for 2 lucky audience members who dare to join the spoken word party.


 $10.00 cover plus $10.00 minimum 

Thursday,  Nov 15 - 8:00 & 9:30pm 
KIND FOLK
John Raymond, trumpet, flugelhorn;  Alex LoRe, saxophone;  Noam Wiesenberg, bass;  Jimmy Macbride, drums
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Kind Folk will be celebrating the release of their debut album “Why Not” (Sept 2018, Fresh Sound New Talent).

Individually, each of the musicians in ​Kind Folk​ has developed a reputation for having a singular voice in New York and beyond, both as improvisors and as composers. Together, these unique voices unite to form a collective group sound that is all their own. While their chordless instrumentation might typically suggest a stark or cold sound, the musicians play with a sense of lyricism and beauty that is uncommon in much of modern jazz. This melodicism is only matched by the interplay and musical conversation that occurs organically between them, as well as the unique compositions written specifically for the group, and it’s clear that, with ​Kind ​Folk, the whole is certainly greater than the sum of its parts.

"Kind Folk's eponymous debut is truly a selfless statement of the highest order." - All About Jazz


 $10 cover plus $10 minimum    http://https://www.kindfolkband.com/

Friday,  Nov 16 - 6:00PM 
SOUL SISTER REVUE FALL SHOW
Cynthia Manick, curator; Ed Toney, host

Kyle Dargan Camonghne Felix Kristin Chang Desiree Bailey R.A. Villanueva
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For a night of tales and poetry, join Soul Sister Revue for its Fall show at Cornelia Street Café where we ask “what does Soul mean to you?” Soul Sister Revue is a quarterly reading series for established and emerging poets who write in the narrative tradition of storytelling.



 $10.00 includes a drink 

Friday,  Nov 16 - 8:30 & 10:00pm 
STEPHAN CRUMP'S RHOMBAL
Ellery Eskelin, tenor sax;  Adam O'Farrill, trumpet;  Jeremy Dutton, drums;  Stephan Crump, bass
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Memphis-bred, Grammy-nominated bassist/composer Stephan Crump returns with his critically-acclaimed Rhombal quartet, featuring veteran explorer Ellery Eskelin on tenor saxophone engaging with brilliant young trumpeter Adam O’Farrill in the midst of the deep rhythm team chemistry between Crump and drummer Jeremy Dutton, who recently joined the bassist in Vijay Iyer’s sextet and trio. The group will explore several new works in addition to pieces from their recent eponymous debut album.


 $10 cover plus $10 minimum    http://www.stephancrump.com

Saturday,  Nov 17 - 6:00PM 
4 HORSEMEN OPEN MIC POETRY
Bob Quatrone, host



 $10.00 includes a drink 
Saturday,  Nov 17 - 8:30 & 10:00pm 
STEPHAN CRUMP'S RHOMBAL
Ellery Eskelin, tenor sax;  Adam O"Farrill, trumpet;  Jeremy Dutton, drums;  Stephan Crump, bass
Stephan Crump's Rhombal image

Memphis-bred, Grammy-nominated bassist/composer Stephan Crump returns with his critically-acclaimed Rhombal quartet, featuring veteran explorer Ellery Eskelin on tenor saxophone engaging with brilliant young trumpeter Adam O’Farrill in the midst of the deep rhythm team chemistry between Crump and drummer Jeremy Dutton, who recently joined the bassist in Vijay Iyer’s sextet and trio. The group will explore several new works in addition to pieces from their recent eponymous debut album.


 $10 cover plus $10 minimum    http://www.stephancrump.com

Sunday,  Nov 18 - 6:00PM 
NEW WORK FROM PRINCETON SERIES OF CONTEMPORARY POETRY
Dora Malech Austin Smith Miller Oberman
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Join us for a night of poetry readings featuring Dora Malech, Austin Smith, and Miller Oberman, who each have recent celebrated publications. Hear poems about inventive possibilities, life in the Midwest, and boundary crossing.



 $10.00 includes a drink 

Sunday,  Nov 18 - 8:00 & 9:30pm 
SERGIO PEREIRA’S SOULFUL LATIN JAZZ "NU BRASIL" ALBUM RELEASE
Billy Newman, host

Sergio Pereira, acoustic guitar;  Helio Alves, piano;  Oriente Lopez, flute;  Ariel Ramirez, bass;  Mauricio Zottarelli, drums

Born in Rio de Janeiro, the acclaimed guitarist, composer, arranger and producer launches his latest album “Nu Brasil” (ZM201808). Joined by a stellar cast of musicians, Sergio will deliver the audience with the best of original Brazilian jazz.


 $10 cover plus $10 minimum    http://www.sergiopereira.world

 Sergio Pereira’s Soulful Latin Jazz
Monday,  Nov 19 - 6:00PM 
PHILOSOPHY SERIES: NON-CONSCIOUS KNOWING: DRONES, CASH MACHINES AND ROOMBA
Joseph Biehl, curator, host

Jody Azzouni, philosopher, author
Philosophy Series: Non-Conscious Knowing: Drones, Cash Machines and Roomba image

We think being conscious is special. Computers and drones are formidable but they’re not conscious. Maybe so, but can a being or entity think and know things without being conscious? Absolutely. Consciousness isn’t needed for that. Indeed, consciousness isn’t needed for a lot of things, which raises a big question: What is consciousness for?

Bio: Jody Azzouni is a philosopher originally from Brooklyn who also writes short stories. His philosophy books include Semantic Perception, and Ontology Without Borders, among many others. Among his short stories are “We’re Wolves,” and “The Meaning of Life.” You can find more of his fiction and poetry at azzouni.com He teaches at Tufts University.


 $10.00 includes a drink    http://www.philosophy.nyc

Monday,  Nov 19 - 8:30PM 
ORCHESTRA CONFIDENTIAL: BOOK LAUNCH
Mark Gould, trumpet;  Vincent Kiray Gaby Pho Jasmine Lavariega Eli Pandolfi, french horn
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Mark Gould, through music and commentary, will share his new book, Orchestra Confidential, with stories from life inside the Metropolitan Opera orchestra.

Mark Gould, former co-principal trumpet with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, teaches at Julliard School of Music and Mannes and the New School, and is founder and bandleader of Pink Baby Monster.


 $10.00 cover plus $10.00 minimum 

Tuesday,  Nov 20 - 6:00PM 
KRISTALLNACHT: AN 80TH ANNIVERSARY COMMEMORATION
Robin Hirsch, stories;  Janet R. Kirchheimer, poems, film;  Raquel Solomon, music;  Ann Weiss, storytelling
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Eighty years ago (on November 9, 1938) all over Germany, at the instigation of the Nazi government, Jewish businesses, homes, hospitals, schools, and synagogues were ransacked, torched and gutted. In English, it is sometimes referred to as The Night of Broken Glass because of the shattered windows and the shards of glass which littered streets all over Germany.

Janet R. Kirchheimer is the author of HOW TO SPOT ONE OF US (2007). She is currently producing AFTER, a cinematic documentary that explores poetry written about the Holocaust featuring the works of renowned, contemporary poets. Her poems and essays have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, as well as online publications. She is a Pushcart Prize nominee and received a Drisha Institute for Jewish Education Arts Fellowship. Janet teaches a variety of creative writing workshops and Jewish-themed classes and is a gold-star, licensed New York City sightseeing guide.

Robin Hirsch is a former Oxford, Fulbright and English-Speaking Union Scholar and the author of the acclaimed memoir, LAST DANCE AT THE HOTEL KEMPINSKI, for portions of which he received two NYFA (New York Foundation for the Arts) Fellowships. It has been called "one of the best books ever written on the long arm of the Holocaust" (Jewish Book News), "a luminous evocation of a vanished European world, masterfully performed" (American Theatre Magazine), and "completely glorious" (The Village Voice). On Kristallnacht, Joseph Goebbels, Hitler's Minister of Propaganda, commandeered a suite at the Hotel Kempinski to watch the Fasanenstrasse synagogue, where Robin's famiy had worshiped for generations, burn to the ground. In 1977, together with two other artists, he founded the Cornelia Street Café

Raquel Solomon is a poet, guitarist, and songwriter/composer. Her poetry has appeared in various journals and is forthcoming in Mudfish

Ann Weiss is the daughter of two survivors from Poland. She has worked as a researcher, writer, documentary filmmaker, librarian and educator. In October of 1986, during a tour of Auschwitz, she unexpectedly came upon a locked archive whose contents were to become the inspiration for THE LAST ALBUM: Eyes from the Ashes of Auschwitz-Birkenau. There she discovered over 2000 personal photographs, confiscated from Jews deported in 1943. These were the photos they couldn’t leave behind. Millions of photos were brought by millions of people to Nazi slave labor and death camps, but there was a secret Nazi edict to destroy not only the people, but also the symbols of their memories, i.e. all their personal photos, all their letters and all their drawings. Historians have surmised that, out of all the transports, only the photos from this one transport miraculously survived.
 $10.00 includes a drink 

Tuesday,  Nov 20 - 8:00PM 
CHET DOXAS TRIO
Chet Doxas, tenor sax;  Ethan Iverson, piano;  Thomas Morgan, bass
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Saxophonist, Chet Doxas, welcomes pianist, Ethan Iverson and bassist, Thomas Morgan for a set of improvised music and standards. Together, these three musicians will find their way through an evening of music that is sure to promise some magic moments.


 $10 cover plus $10 minimum 

Tuesday,  Nov 20 - 9:30PM 
EVAN FRANCIS SEXTET
Marianne Solivan, voice;  Matt Nelson, tenor sax;  Kenny Brooks, tenor sax;  Evan Francis, alto sax, flute;  Kenneth Salters, drums;  Sam Bevan, bass
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"Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree." MLK


 $10 cover plus $10 minimum    http://www.evanfrancismusic.com

Wednesday,  Nov 21 - 6:00PM 
FELIX JARRAR AND FRIENDS
Felix Jarrar, piano/composition;  Eugenia Forteza, soprano;  Inbal Milliger, mezzo-soprano;  Michael Kelly, baritone
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Award-winning composer and pianist Felix Jarrar presents a recital that includes a diverse selection of art songs and operatic excerpts. Soprano Eugenia Forteza, mezzo-soprano Inbal Milliger, and baritone Michael Kelly will perform alongside Jarrar at the piano.


 $10.00 cover plus $10.00 minimum    http://www.felixjarrarmusic.com

Wednesday,  Nov 21 - 8:00 & 9:30pm 
TOBIAS MEINHART QUINTET, VINYL RELEASE & FILM SCREENING
Tobias Meinhart, tenor sax;  Ingrid Jensen, trumpet;  Yago Vazquez, piano;  Marcos Varela, bass;  Jesse Simpson, drums
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The Band is releasing their limited Vinyl Special Edition (Neuklang Records). It was recorded live during a tour in Europe, which was also the subject for a documentary by filmmaker Mariana Meraz. The film will be shown before the concert.

The quintet has been playing together for many years and developed a level of trust where anything is possible.

'One of the best Cds I heard this year' - -Rochester City Newspaper


 $10 cover plus $10 minimum    http://www.tobiasmeinhart.com

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