See the previous week's performances.   January 19-January 26, 2018  See the next week's performances.
Friday,  Jan 19 - 6:00PM 
Kelley Suttenfield, voice;  Tosh Sheridan, guitar;  Adam Fisher, cello

Kelley Suttenfield is an acoustic jazz vocalist whose lush resonance and graceful approach have captivated fans and critics alike. In the words of writer Carol Banks Weber (, she “breathes her own loving, sensitive and reverent persona into every lyric.”

For this concert, she will present her latest project Nacht Turns, a collection of songs for voice, guitar, and cello, joined by guitarist Tosh Sheridan, and cellist Adam Fisher.

“A warm, sensual and distinctive vocal sound marks Kelley Suttenfield as someone rather special in the somewhat overcrowded arena in which today’s jazz singers must perform.” — Bruce Crowther, Jazz

“A wonderfully intimate jazz vocalist, Suttenfield brings the singer/songwriter to the cabaret breathing new life into modern chestnuts of love and longing.” – Chris Spector, Midwest Record

 $10.00 cover plus $10.00 minimum

Friday,  Jan 19 - 8:30PM 
Billy Newman, host

Arthur Kampela, guitar, voice;  Denise Puricelli, piano;  Vasko Dukovski, bass clarinet;  José Moura, bass

Kampela’s music navigates between hybridism and complexity. Traditional forms such as “Bossas-Novas” and “Sambas” receive similar compositional treatment as their more strictly “avant-garde" counterparts. His cultural heritage ranges from modernism (Webern, Stravinsky, Ferneyhough, Ligeti etc.) to Jobim, João Gilberto and Tropicalismo (a countercultural dissolution of pop music initiated by Caetano Veloso, Tom Ze etc.) Kampela’s music intersects at the point where ergonomic or physical aspects and structural concerns, interact.  

 $10 cover plus $15 minimum

Brazil Fest: Arthur Kampela image
Friday,  Jan 19 - 10:00PM 
Billy Newman, host

Rubens Salles, piano, comp.;  John Clark, french horn;  Leco Reis, bass;  Kenny Grohowski, drums
Brazil Fest: Rubens Salles Group image

Brazilian virtuoso Rubens Salles brings his unique piano style to Cornelia Street Café . Based in New York for the past five years, Mr. Salles hails from Salvador, Bahia, in Brazil’s northeast, a region where his music was powered by a mix of African-originated rhythms, local beats and beliefs. Classically trained, Rubens is a lover of rhythms, educated in Jazz and a champion of new concepts. Rubens has been featured at Globo TV, Latin America’s largest television network, by highly respected journalist Lucas Mendes, who is also a correspondent for BBC Brazil.

 $10 cover plus $15 minimum


Saturday,  Jan 20 - 6:00PM 
Albert Marques, piano;  Cole Davis, double bass;  Raphael Pannier, drums

Albert Marques is a Catalan transplant from Spain whose passion at the piano is only matched by his huge humanity and kindness. This is not cartoon jazz, or a stereotypical Latin Jazz trio. It is modern, fusing elements of Rock, Jazz, Flamenco, and R&B with a healthy dose of introspection, and not a fake moment.

Every note is played with grit, reality, and love. – Arturo O’Farrill

 $10.00 cover plus $10.00 minimum

Saturday,  Jan 20 - 8:30PM 
Billy Newman, guitar;  Eric Schugren, tenor, sopranino sax;  Evan Francis, alto sax, flute;  Leco Reis, bass;  Kenny Grohowski, drums
Brazil Fest: Billy Newman Quintet image

Out of the meeting of the two very different urban cultures of Rio de Janeiro and Brooklyn, NY, an exciting dialogue is born. North and South American rhythms and musical forms express the pulse of the cities. Samba, Bebop, Choro, all find their place in a rich and varied musical repertoire that combines structure and arrangement with free-flowing jazz improvisation. Influences range from the swinging, cerebral tunes of Lennie Tristano from Queens , the angles of Chicagoan tenor saxophonist John Gilmore's improvisations, to the kaleidoscopic inventions of Hermeto Pascoal from Alagoas, Brazil and Choros of Pixinguinha. The Billy Newman Quintet brings together five talented musicians with an abundance of new ideas based on solid musical grounding and a fascination with the cross-cultures we live in today. Brooklyn-born guitarist/composer Billy Newman, a jazz musician has lived, studied and performed in Brazil and his passion for Brazilian music is the inspiration for this dynamic and innovative group. Billy has been the recipient of numerous composers residencies, and is the curator for Brazilian Expressions, a series that is in it's 6th year at the Cornelia Street Cafe. He has released several recordings the latest released in May is "The Solo Guitar of Billy Newman".

 $10 cover plus $15 minimum

Saturday,  Jan 20 - 10:00PM 
Sergio Krakowski, pandeiro
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Sergio has dedicated his whole life to the Pandeiro, also known as the Brazilian Tambourine. A complete “hand drum kit”, this instrument has always been considered a symbol of Brazilian Music and Culture. Crossing whatever national and cultural barrier, Sergio made this instrument a possible tool in various musical genres, from the Choro, the foundation of Brazilian Music, to Jazz, Contemporary and Electronic Music. In twenty years of career, Sergio Krakowski has shared the stage with artists such as Maria Bethânia, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Lionel Loueke, Donny McCaslin, Kevin Hays, Anat Cohen, David Binney, Edmar Castañeda, Cyro Baptista, Gregoire Maret, Tigran Hamasyan, Dan Weiss, Miles Okazaki, John Escreet, Nate Wood, Lenine, Chico César, David Linx, Chano Domínguez, Maria João, Mario Laginha, Nelson Veras, Yamandú Costa and Hamilton de Holanda. Besides his musical career, Sergio plunged into the application of his knowledge acquired in a Computer Music PhD to allow percussion instruments to trigger videos, control effects and interact with the machine, creating real time dialogues between percussionist and computer. This research turned into an electronic music project named “Talking Drums“ that has been commissioned by the NY State Council of the Arts and presented in a myriad of stages such as The Guggenheim Museum of Bilbao, Drom - NYC, (Le) Poisson Rouge - NYC, Oi Futuro - Rio de Janeiro, and at the Museum of Moving Image - Queens - NYC, as part of the NY Electronic Art Festival 2015.

 $10 cover plus $15 minimum 

Sunday,  Jan 21 - 6:00PM 
Jen Lap & Jimmy Schatz, hosts

The Jen and Jimmy Show image

Featured Comics: Amanda Gail, Lee Valentin, Jay Jurden and Frank Liottii

 $10.00 includes a drink 

Sunday,  Jan 21 - 8:30PM 
Chloe Perrier, voice;  Aki Ishiguro, guitar;  Jim Robertson, bass;  Rodrigo Recabarren, drums
Cabaret Festival: Chloe Perrier & the French Heart Jazz Band image

Chloe Perrier is pleased to introduce her new classy vintage band « French Heart Jazz Band », a joyful mix of French songs and Jazz standards from the 20’s to 40’s.

Chloé Perrier… Imagine during a long summer, a very hot day, a cool breeze of fresh air passing by, gently titling your skin. It gives you a feeling of lightness, freshness, beating with your heart. Chloé singing, she is this fresh, cooling breeze… A voice barely touching you but taking you along and accompanying you, she invites you in her world, her pace, to accompany your wondering thoughts… Simply a wonderful pleasure ! - Isabelle Mourgère TV5 monde

 $10.00 cover plus $10.00 minimum 

Monday,  Jan 22 - 6:00PM 
V. Hansmann, host

Hayden Saunier, featured reader;  Charlie Gadol Anna Evans Barrett Warner

Please join tonight’s featured reader, Hayden Saunier, and three estimable poets, Charlie Gadol, Anna Evans, and Barrett Warner.

Hayden Saunier is the author of four poetry collections: How to Wear This Body, Tips for Domestic Travel, Say Luck, and Field Trip to the Underworld. Her work has received the Pablo Neruda Prize, The Rattle Poetry Prize, The Gell Poetry Award, and the Robert Fraser Award and been published in a wide variety of journals. She is an actor with extensive theatre credits and recent appearances in Mindhunter, House of Cards, Outsiders, and Do No Harm. Hayden holds an MFA from the Bennington Writing Seminars and lives on a farm in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

 $10.00 includes a drink

Monday,  Jan 22 - 8:30PM 
Dusty Francis Abby Lee Genevieve McGahey Tracy Michailidis Napat Mingkwanyuen Lucia Roderique
Cabaret Festival: Inside the Underground image

Join us for the second iteration of last year’s hit cabaret showcase Inside the Underground, a collection of new music spanning theater, art song, and opera led by New York City performers, composers, and writers. Featuring performances by Dusty Francis, Abby Lee, Genevieve McGahey, Tracy Michailidis, Napat Mingkwanyuen, and Lucia Roderique singing the music of composers and writers including Julia Barry, Neena Beber, Matt Frey, Alan Gordon, Jason Kim, Dan Nagler, Joe Rubinstein, and Melisa Tien; with Peiharn Chen, piano.

 $10.00 cover plus $10.00 minimum 

Tuesday,  Jan 23 - 6:00PM 
Dave Meder, piano;  Marty Jaffe, bass;  Kush Abadey, drums
Dave Meder Trio image

A new trio performing all new original music.

 $10.00 cover plus $10.00 minimum

Tuesday,  Jan 23 - 8:30PM 
with Melis Aker, singer-songwriter
Cabaret Festival: Patrick & Daniel Lazour image

Patrick and Daniel Lazour are brothers, songwriters and collaborators. They have written seven musicals and several hundred songs as a team, their more recent music theatre projects including We Live in Cairo about the 2011 Egyptian Revolution and Bethesda about medical miracles in the 1960s. A new take on the troubadour tradition, they present an evening of stories, featuring excerpts from their shows, stories and stand-alone pieces.

 $10.00 cover plus $10.00 minimum

Wednesday,  Jan 24 - 5:30PM 

A new art exhibition, installed at the legendary Cornelia Street Café, 29 Cornelia Street in Greenwich Village, featuring the paintings of world-renowned New York City-based artist Robert Cenedella, will officially open to the public on January 24, 2018, with a reception from 5:30 - 7:00 pm. The exhibition will be up through the end of February.

This exhibition marks the start of a series of special events to announce the Cornelia Street Café's Underground performance space attaining its new 501 c3 status, a little more than a year after sheltering under the capacious wings of Fractured Atlas, an arts service organization with the goal of impacting a wider segment of the arts community in a manner that is both scalable and sustainable.

Wednesday,  Jan 24 - 6:00PM 
Jennifer Rawlings, writer, performer

Award winning performer Jennifer Rawlings is not your typical mother of five. She is a comedienne who has been traveling to war zones for over a decade to entertain the troops.

This “must see” solo performance will take you on a roller coaster ride of emotion from the moment the show begins.

Jennifer will lead you on an extraordinary journey of laughter and tears as she weaves together unforgettable stories about family, war and humanity.

I love Jennifer's show because it's a sad yet funny, ugly yet beautiful story about humanity and inhumanity! - Colin Quinn

 $10.00 cover plus $10.00 minimum 

Wednesday,  Jan 24 - 8:00 & 9:30pm 
Or Bareket, host

Yotam Silberstein, guitar;  Julian Shore, piano;  Tal Mashiach, bass;  Ofri Nehemya, drums
Israeli Jazz Fest: Ofri Nehemya Quartet image

At only 23, Ofri Nehemya had the opportunity to share the stage with leading jazz figures as: Avishai Cohen (bass), Omer Avital, Eli Degibri, Avishai Cohen (tpt), Aaron Goldberg and many others, becoming one of the leading drummers in the Israeli jazz scene for the last few years. Nehemya’s Quartet started it's way more than 4 years ago and shares a fresh and exciting performance, combining different styles of music as Fusion, Jazz and World Music. In this Special show, Nehemya’s group is featuring one of the leading guitar voices in the NYC jazz scene - Yotam Silberstein.

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum 

Thursday,  Jan 25 - 6:00PM 
Lynn Bechtold, violin;  Jennifer DeVore, cello
Zentripetal Duo presents

Zentripetal performs works inspired by nomads and nightlife. They'll be performing contemporary works by NYC composers Matthew Browne, Dan Cooper, Sara Holtzschue, Earl Maneein, & Ann Warren, as well as tango works by Carlos Gardel & Astor Piazzolla, and gypsy works by Erwin Schulhoff & Django Reinhardt.

 $10.00 cover plus $10.00 minimum

Thursday,  Jan 25 - 8:00 & 9:30pm 
Eden Ladin, piano;  Charles Altura, guitar;  Sean Conly, bass;  Colin Stranahan, drums
Israeli Jazz Fest: Eden Ladin image

Eden Ladin is a New York based pianist and composer with a unique touch and approach to harmony and time. He is mostly known for his work as a sideman in various settings. Eden has been performing, recording and touring with artists Wallace Roney, Avishai Cohen, Ari Hoenig, Omer Avital, Myron Walden and many more. He released his debut album, "YEQUM" on October 2017 and received very positive reviews from magazines such as DownBeat and All About Jazz. He'll be playing variety of music with a band consisting some of New York's finest musicians on the scene.

"A diverse album of mood and texture, it’s also one of thoughtful pacing" - —Carlo Wolf, Downbeat Magazine

"Ladin baits and catches the ears by using space to his advantage, not as a canvas begging to have every inch filled..... This music all feels remarkably complete without ever trying to oversell itself" - DAN BILAWSKY, All About Jazz

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum    http:// http://

Friday,  Jan 26 - 6:00PM 
Bob Quatrone, host

4 Horsemen Open Mic Poetry image

4 Horsemen is an ongoing experimental open poetry group, hosted by bob quatrone, now in its twelfth year at cornelia - all readers welcome - founded shortly after 9-11.

Tonight's readers include steve dalachinsky, george wallace, ron kolm, mindy matijasevic, eve packer, evie ivy, george guida, robert gibbons, demetrius daniel, ronnie norpel francine witte, hillary keel, linda lerner, bob heman, and robin hirsch

 $10.00 includes a drink 

Friday,  Jan 26 - 8:30 & 10:00pm 
Or Bareket, host

Shai Maestro , piano;  Jorge Roeder, bass;  Ofri Nehemya, drums
Israeli Jazz Fest:  Shai Maestro Trio image Shervin Lainez

Shai Maestro Trio returns to Cornelia Street Cafe to present a new book of music before going into the studio to record their fifth album.

Don’t miss this incredibly unique trio!

 $10 cover plus $15 minimum 

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Many spoken words events are free
There is always a one-drink minimum per set; times are door opening times