See the previous week's performances.   January 21-January 28, 2018  See the next week's performances.
Sunday,  Jan 21 - 6:00PM 
THE JEN AND JIMMY SHOW
Jen Lap & Jimmy Schatz, hosts

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


 $10.00 includes a drink 

Sunday,  Jan 21 - 8:30PM 
CABARET FESTIVAL: CHLOE PERRIER & THE FRENCH HEART JAZZ BAND
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 
BENNINGTON WRITERS - POETRY
V. Hansmann, host

Hayden Saunier, featured reader;  Charlie Gadol Anna Evans Barrett Warner
BENNINGTON WRITERS -  Poetry image

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    http://vleecker.com

Monday,  Jan 22 - 8:30PM 
CABARET FESTIVAL: INSIDE THE UNDERGROUND
Dusty Francis Abby Lee Genevieve McGahey Tracy Michailidis Napat Mingkwanyuen Lucia Roderique
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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 TRIO
Dave Meder, piano;  Marty Jaffe, bass;  Kush Abadey, drums
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A new trio performing all new original music.


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

Tuesday,  Jan 23 - 8:30PM 
CABARET FESTIVAL: PATRICK & DANIEL LAZOUR
with Melis Aker, singer-songwriter
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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    http://www.lazourbros.com

Wednesday,  Jan 24 - 5:30PM 
ART EXHIBITION BY QUINTESSIAL NEW YORK ARTIST, ROBERT CENEDELLA
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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 
"I ONLY SMOKE IN WARZONES"
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 
ISRAELI JAZZ FEST: OFRI NEHEMYA QUARTET
Or Bareket, host

Yotam Silberstein, guitar;  Julian Shore, piano;  Tal Mashiach, bass;  Ofri Nehemya, drums
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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 
ZENTRIPETAL DUO PRESENTS "ZINGARESCA"
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    http://www.zentripetalduo.com

Thursday,  Jan 25 - 8:00 & 9:30pm 
ISRAELI JAZZ FEST: EDEN LADIN
Eden Ladin, piano;  Charles Altura, guitar;  Sean Conly, bass;  Colin Stranahan, drums
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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://https://www.edenladin.com/ http://https://www.edenladin.com/

Friday,  Jan 26 - 6:00PM 
4 HORSEMEN OPEN MIC POETRY
Bob Quatrone, host

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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 
ISRAELI JAZZ FEST: SHAI MAESTRO TRIO
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 

Saturday,  Jan 27 - 6:00PM 
AN EVENING WITH MICHELLE LORDI
Michelle Lordi, vocals;  Michael Kanan, piano;  Matthew Parrish, bass;  Larry McKenna, tenor saxophone
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A singer of elegant taste, pure expressiveness and irresistible sensuality, Michelle Lordi is quickly becoming one of the most sought after vocalists on the jazz circuit. Join Lordi and her sublime band for 3 generations of heartfelt love songs- a perfect way to get a head start on Valentine's Day.


 $10.00 cover plus $10.00 minimum    http://Michellelordi.com

Saturday,  Jan 27 - 8:30 & 10:00pm 
GEORGE GARZONE TRIO
George Garzone, tenor sax;  Peter Slavov, bass;  Niclas Campagno, drums

Cornelia Street Cafe is proud to present a new trio lead by tenor sax icon George Garzone.


 $10 cover plus $15 minimum 

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Sunday,  Jan 28 - 6:00PM 
RAGGED SKY PRESS LAUNCHES GO DEEP
Steve Nolan, poetry;  NJ DeVico, visual artist;  Marion Beckenstein, vocals, autoharp, keyboard;  Bryan Brown, vocals, guitar, keyboard
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The musical duo Beckenstein-Brown help us launch Go Deep, a book of poetry and pastels by poet Steve Nolan and artist NJ DeVico.

Steve Nolan has been writing poetry for 40 years, has spent time in Afghanistan, and as a social worker in the US Army and Air Force. NJ DeVico fell in love with Crayola crayons 56 years ago, but has since moved up to oil pastels.

Marion Beckenstein has sung extensively with Steve Reich and Musicians, the Philip Glass Ensemble, Music Before 1800 and the Long Island Baroque Ensemble, among others. Bryan Brown plays in the post-Nuggetist Shanghai Love Motel of New York City. The pair come by their repertoire via Appalachia, Hibernia, NYC, Saskatchewan, and too many other places to mention. Both reside near the top of the Manhattan Island.


 $10.00 includes a drink    http://www.raggedsky.com/books http://www.facebook.com/raggedskypress/

Sunday,  Jan 28 - 8:00 & 9:30pm 
DJANGO FEST: DAN LEVINSON
Koran Agan, host

Dan Levinson, clarinet;  Koran Agan, guitar;  Josh Kaye, guitar;  Josh Allen, bass

To commemorate the birthday of Django Reinhardt, Cornelia Street Café will extend the monthly Django At Cornelia concert series to three nights.

Equally at home as both leader and sideman, Dan Levinson’s roster of musical associates includes such names as Mel Tormé, Wynton Marsalis and Dick Hyman. Originally from Los Angeles, Dan has been based in New York since 1983, although his busy schedule often takes him across the continent and around the world. He has performed in Brazil with filmmaker Woody Allen’s band, as well as in Japan, Iceland, Latvia, and eighteen European countries. From 1990 to 2002 Dan toured with singer/guitarist Leon Redbone. Since 1993 he has been a member of Vince Giordano’s Nighthawks, with whom he has appeared at Carnegie Hall, on Late Night with Conan O’Brien, and on Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion radio program.


 $10 cover plus $10 minimum 

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