See the previous week's performances.   October 28-November 04, 2017  See the next week's performances.
Saturday,  Oct 28 - 6:00PM 
Amy Allison, vocals, composition;  Lee Feldman, piano, vocals, composition
Amy Allison + Lee Feldman image

In this intimate show, Amy and Lee will present sets of their own songs and accompany each other as well.

Amy Allison has been lauded internationally as a songwriter and singer of depth and originality. Her 1996 debut album, The Maudlin Years, on Koch Records, was cited by no less than Elvis Costello as one of his 500 essential albums in Vanity Fair.

Lee Feldman is a pianist/songwriter and has released 4 critically acclaimed albums of his own funny/sad/surreal songs. He was signed to Mercury Records in 1998.

 $10.00 cover plus $10.00 minimum

Saturday,  Oct 28 - 8:30 & 10:00pm 
Tony Malaby, tenor sax;  Ben Monder, guitar;  Tom Rainey, drums
Tony Malaby Trio image

 $10 cover plus $15 minimum 

Sunday,  Oct 29 - 2:00PM 
Daisy Jopling, violin;  Michael Feigenbaum, beat box, percussion, guitar;  Natalie Twigg, oboe
Daisy Jopling and Michael Feigenbaum image

With students from Okehampton College, Devon in England – coming over to NY all the way from the UK!

 $10.00 cover plus $10.00 minimum 

Sunday,  Oct 29 - 6:00PM 
Stephanie Lamprea, curator, soprano;  Charlotte Munn-Wood, violin;  Adam Bilchik, guitar;  Christine Papania, soprano;  Zack Clarke, piano
Unbridled: Grief is the Thing with Feathers image

Unbridled, a new series of contemporary chamber music, plays experimental and captivating works by Icli Zitella, Ashkan Behzadi, Meredith Monk, and David Lang’s Death Speaks. Includes readings from Max Porter’s novel, Grief is the Thing with Feathers. Curated by Stephanie Lamprea.

 $10.00 cover plus $10.00 minimum

Sunday,  Oct 29 - 8:00 & 9:30pm 
Rogerio Souza, guitar;  Tiago Souza, bandolim;  Billy Newman, guitar;  Evan Francis, flute;  Tom Armstrong, pandeiro, percussion
Rogerio Souza with Billy Newman and Tiago do Bandolim image

Rogerio Souza , one of the leading 6 and 7 string guitarists in all of Brazil returns to New York again to appear at the Jazz Forum. He has over 30 years experience playing with some of the leading musicians in Brazil in the genres of Choro, Samba and "Musica Popular Brasileira" (MPB). One of the founding members of the innovative choro group "No Em Pinga D'agua", Rogerio could also be heard as a sideman with the likes of Ney Mattogrosso, Ivan Lins, Guinga, Paulo Moura, Joao Bosco and a host of other luminaries from the Brazilian Music World. Currently Rogerio has been all over the world concertizing while giving intensive workshops in Samba and Choro. He is known affectionately as "O Mestre Rogerio" in the countries he regularly visits, a true Ambassador for the beauty and humanity in Brazilian Music. Most recently he has toured the Jazz clubs of California, played the Kennedy Center, James Madison University and concertized at Yale University

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum

Monday,  Oct 30 - 6:00PM 
David Aaron, saxophones;  Megan Shumate Beaumont, clarinet;  Will McEvoy, bass;  Dave Gould, drums;  and Kari Swenson Riely, Lady Jane Wilde
“Isola” image

Text by Oscar Wilde & Lady Jane Wilde

Music by David Aaron

Born on April 2nd, 1857, Isola Wilde was born the daughter of Lady Jane Wilde and Sir William Wilde, sister of William & Oscar Wilde. She was constantly referred to as “the pet of the house” and it was said that she lit up their lives like “a golden ray of sunshine dancing about our home”. On February 23rd, 1867, two months before her 10th birthday, Isola died of “a sudden effusion on the brain”. The whole family was devastated and Oscar, who was 12 at the time, was haunted by his sister’s death throughout his entire life.

This performance will be followed by a short set of music by Flip City.

 $10.00 cover plus $10.00 minimum

Monday,  Oct 30 - 8:30PM 
Yaniv Taubenhouse, piano;  Sam Minaie, bass;  Jerad Lippi, drums

"The range of atmospheres and emotions in the poetry of Yaniv Taubenhouse’s music is astounding. Rarely and only once or twice in a lifetime do you get to hear a musician and a pianist who is as sensitive as Taubenhouse to the voice of the heart, the breadth of human emotion and its relationship with the whisper of nature, and its roar as well. " -Raul da Gama, Jazz da Gama

 $10.00 cover plus $10.00 minimum

Tuesday,  Oct 31 - 6:00PM 
Malena Dayen, vocals;  David Rosenmeyer, piano
New Aires Tango: Halloween! image

The unique collaboration of tango singer Malena Dayen and pianist/arranger David Rosenmeyer invites us to delve into each song as a whole world within itself.

The repertoire that New Aires Tango performs is drawn mainly from the golden age of tango singers and writers. Yet music from other styles such as folkloric Argentinean, Mexican and Cuban songs are presented under the same umbrella to reflect on the lineage and influence of the Tango tradition.

 $15.00 cover plus $10.00 minimum 

Tuesday,  Oct 31 - 8:00PM 
Daniel Cainer, words and music;  Robin Hirsch, words, and, please God, no music;  Ellen Mandel, words and music;  Michael Lydon, words and music;  Marc Ostrow, words and music;  Jessica Crandall, voice;  Sanda Weigl, songs;  Paul Shapiro, sax and songs
Join Daniel Cainer, "the comic bard of Anglo-Jewry," and Robin Hirsch, our longstanding Minister of Culture, fresh from their triumph in Boston as 50% (but, for you, 40) of Jeannine Frank's Jewish circus, THE HONORABLE MENSCHEN.

Daniel's one-man shows, JEWISH CHRONICLES and GEFILTE FISH AND CHIPS, have been acclaimed on both sides of the Atlantic for their unique blend of poignancy and wit. And across the Pacific in Australia he has been called "brilliant and brave"--and not just for getting there.

Robin's solo performance cycle, MOSAIC (based on his memoir LAST DANCE AT THE HOTEL KEMPINSKI) has been called "marvelous," "mesmerizing," and "completely glorious" by various publications to which he has made only small contributions.

They will be joined by the incomparable composer/pianist/songwriter Ellen Mandel, who will regale us with some of her glorious numbers (including her legendary three-minute version of Waiting for Godot), by Marc Ostrow whose songs have been (self-)described as www (witty, wistful and weird), and Michael Lydon, HonorARY Mensch, whose iconic "Paris in the Rain" embodies the spirit we have tried to uphold here for forty years.

It is not inconceivable that surprise guests may befall us. Some already have: the glorious Jessica Crandall who will almost certainly sing with Ellen and perhaps Michael; the legendary Sanda Weiglwho may regale us with songs from her extensive repertoire of Berlin cabaret and Romanian gypsy music; and Paul Shapirowhose Ribs and Brisket Revue had its incarnation and many performances here, will bring his sax and sing (when he's not blowing) songs from the Great American Jewish Songbook.
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Wednesday,  Nov 01 - 6:00PM 
Albert Marques, piano;  Ari Hoenig, drums;  Manel Fortia, bass

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

Wednesday,  Nov 01 - 8:00PM 
Paul Mills, keyboard, voice
Poez image

Paul Mills aka POEZ has been a widely-published, pioneering spoken word singer-songwriter, and audio and video recording artist, since 1976. For tonight's event Poez will perform lyrical, dramatic poem songs, accompanying himself on keyboard, with digital delay enhancement, and free-verse improvisations. He has shared bills with Laurie Anderson, Mose Allison, Richard Hell, and William Burroughs, among many others, at New York venues such as The Bitter End, Theater for the New City, The City Winery, The West End Lounge, St. Mark's Poetry Project, Bowery Poetry Club, and similar venues in London, Paris, San Francisco, and Boston, on radio and television. His YouTube video "The Monotone", produced in collaboration with filmmaker Joeann Calabrese and 2112 Productions, has been viewed over 45,000 times. Their award-winning collaboration "This Is Not The Time (Be A Human)" has been selected for seven international film festivals this year, including New Filmmakers New York, which will be screening it tomorrow night November 2nd at the Anthology Film Archives on the Lower East Side. The story of his first appearance at the Cornelia Street Cafe is to be found in a Bowery Poetry-published anthology of his essays, fiction and poetry, "The Poetry Dollars." Tonight's performance celebrates the immediate release of a live album, "Stay Loose and Fake It!", recorded with jazz quartet, live, on Bleecker Street, 10/4/16, which will be on sale and features the audio track for the film, "This Is Not The time (Be A Human)" mentioned above. It is an anthem for humans, including you, if you're into that sort of thing.

"A spoken-word pioneer" - The New York Times

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum

Wednesday,  Nov 01 - 9:30PM 
Michael Fracasso, voice, guitar
Michael Fracasso  image

Michael Fracasso is an authentic Texas musician born of Italian parents in the steel town of Steubenville, Ohio (just down the river from Pittsburgh). He spent years working the New York City folk scene while mentored by the great Doc Pomus, Michael Fracasso follows a grand aesthetic compass found in a rare few and has recorded 8 CDs of original material. He has a renowned pedigree of friends with whom he has worked with including: Charlie Sexton, Lucinda Williams and Patty Griffin and has cuts on the Ribbons of Highway: Tribute to Woody Guthrie recording. His seventh CD, “Red Dog Blues” was number one on the Americana Charts in Europe and he was short-listed for The Austin Public Library Literary Achievement award. In 2013 he published a cookbook “Artist in the Kitchen” and in 2015 released his newest CD, “Here Come the Savages”, a wicked take on the state of this world. He’s a “folkie badass” who gloriously integrates a countrified Texas twang with Beatlesque popisms and rocking enthusiasm.

Terry Sawyer of Popmatters:, “he’s a folkie badass.”

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum 

Thursday,  Nov 02 - 6:00PM 
Robin, Josh, and Tom, hosts

Artists Salon image

This is a monthly opportunity for artists associated with the cafe--from every genre and every generation, past, present, and future--to gather informally, schmooze, re-invent the world, and hoist a glass of quelque chose (the only kind of chose to hoist). Our glorious curators are present, you can buttonhole them to find out what's cooking, you can introduce yourself to other toilers in the vineyard, invent projects and discover collaborators.

Finger food on us, drinks available. All are welcome.

Thursday,  Nov 02 - 8:00 & 9:30pm 
Loren Stillman, alto sax;  Nate Radley, guitar;  Rob Jost, bass;  Gary Versace, piano;  Jared Schonig, drums
Loren Stillman Quintet image

The music of Brooklyn-based saxophonist and composer, Loren Stillman, has found acclaimed reviews in such publications as The NewYork Times, Downbeat Magazine, Jazziz, Jazz Times, and National Public Radio, marking him as an innovative voice of modern jazz. With his training stemming from Lee Konitz and David Liebman to Harvey Pittel, Stillman has performed, recorded, and educated throughout the United States, Europe, and Japan.

Alongside an impressive record of performances, recordings, and master-classes with his own ensembles, Stillman has performed alongside Charlie Haden, Paul Motian, Carla Bley, John Abercrombie, Michael Formanek, Ralph Alessi, Andy Milne’s DAPP Theory, Michele Rosewoman Quintessence, Tyshawn Sorey, Brad Shepik, Vic Juris, and The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra.

“a writer and a stylist that has found a previously unoccupied slot in the jazz spectrum” - Jazz Review UK

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum 

Friday,  Nov 03 - 6:00PM 
Hydrogen Junkbox Obsidian Matthew Hupert
NeuroNautic Institute Presents Stochastic Order image

Arrangement and poetic derangement featuring Hydrogen Junkbox, Obsidian, Matthew Hupert, plus a limited open mic.

 $10.00 includes a drink 

Friday,  Nov 03 - 8:30 & 10:00pm 
Andrew Rathbun, saxophones;  Tim Hagans, trumpet;  Gary Versace, piano;  Jay Anderson, bass;  Bill Stewart, drums

Join Andrew Rathbun as he returns to Cornelia Street Cafe with this stellar ensemble as they play compositions from Andrew’s last record, Numbers & Letters, and some new pieces. This band has a “gritty- cool character” while exhibiting “super sophisticated playing” (Jazzwise). Rathbun’s compositions have been described as "lyrical, with great facility in developing complex moods” (Toronto Star).

"Andrew Rathbun, a crafty saxophonist and composer whose ambitious work over the past decade has eluded the wider recognition it deserves."--THE NEW YORKER

 $10 cover plus $15 minimum

Andrew Rathbun Quintet image
Saturday,  Nov 04 - 6:00PM 
Andy Christie, host

Brad Lawrence Leslie Goshko Rory Scholl Sydnee Washington
The Liar Show image

Seek Truth. Get a T-Shirt.

4 Storytellers, 3 True Stories, 1 Pack of Lies. Uncover the liar and win a prize worth its weight in fool's gold!

Tonight The Liar Show welcomes stories from Brad Lawrence (The Moth Radio Hour), Leslie Goshko (Huffington Post; Sideshow Goshko), Rory Scholl (Peoples Improv Theater), and Sydnee Washington (The Unofficial Expert; The Warm Up)

with host ANDY CHRISTIE - N.Y. Times; The Moth Radio Hour

"They can lie to me all night long!" - The New York Times

"Christie & Co. make dishonesty fun again." - TimeOut New York

 $10.00 cover plus $10.00 minimum

Saturday,  Nov 04 - 8:30 & 10:00pm 
Andrew Rathbun, saxophones;  Tim Hagans, trumpet;  Gary Versace, piano;  Jay Anderson, bass;  Bill Stewart, drums

Join Andrew Rathbun as he returns to Cornelia Street Cafe with this stellar ensemble as they play compositions from Andrew’s last record, Numbers & Letters, and some new pieces. This band has a “gritty- cool character” while exhibiting “super sophisticated playing” (Jazzwise). Rathbun’s compositions have been described as "lyrical, with great facility in developing complex moods” (Toronto Star).

"Andrew Rathbun, a crafty saxophonist and composer whose ambitious work over the past decade has eluded the wider recognition it deserves."--THE NEW YORKER

 $10 cover plus $15 minimum

Andrew Rathbun Quintet image
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