See the previous week's performances.   October 04-October 11, 2018  See the next week's performances.
Thursday,  Oct 04 - 6:00PM 
Robin, Tom, and Josh, 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,  Oct 04 - 8:00PM 
Michael Eaton, tenor sax;  Tom Guarna, guitar;  Brad Whiteley, piano;  Julia Adamy, bass;  Kenneth Salters, drums
Brad Whiteley Quintet, CD Release: Presence image

Pianist Brad Whiteley has been a part of the New York City music scene for over 12 years. After recently working with artists including Regina Spektor, David Byrne, Wally De Backer (Gotye), Kellylee Evans, and Ben l’Once Soul, Brad is focusing again on his own original jazz compositions. This evening will celebrate the release of his new album “Presence” on Destiny Records. The album was recorded at the legendary Avatar Studios and features 11 original compositions.

“New York pianist-organist Brad Whiteley offers more than a smart record. He shows us how it’s done.” — DownBeat Magazine

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum

Thursday,  Oct 04 - 9:30PM 
Angelo Di Loreto , piano;  Jeff Koch, bass;  Philippe Lemm, drums
Philippe Lemm Trio, CD Release: City Birds image

Celebrating the release of their new CD "City Birds" the Philippe Lemm Trio is continually proving to be one of the most exciting and electrifying jazz trio's around today. Led at the helm by drummer Philippe Lemm, the group met in New York in 2011, and after one session together, realized that their undeniable chemistry was one that needed to be taken and shared with the world.

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum


Friday,  Oct 05 - 6:00PM 
Kat Georges, Peter Carlaftes, hosts

Mark Kostabi, piano;  Davey Patterson, guitar
The October Monthly image

 $10.00 includes a drink 
Friday,  Oct 05 - 8:30 & 10:00pm 
John Raymond, flugelhorn;  Gilad Hekselman, guitar;  Colin Stranahan, drums
John Raymond & Real Feels image

Recently voted as a Rising Star Trumpeter in the Downbeat Magazine Critic's Poll, John Raymond has been making a name for himself as one of the most promising, up-and-coming jazz musicians in the world. His trio "Real Feels" includes guitarist Gilad Hekselman and drummer Colin Stranahan, and together they've released three albums over the last 2 years, each garnering critical acclaim from Stereogum, the New York Times, Downbeat Magazine and others.

Tonight, the group will be playing new originals and covers from their forthcoming live album release in 2019.

"Electrifyingly new and strangely familiar at the same time...with his mix of modern sounds and old-fashioned feeling, Raymond is steering jazz in the right direction." (Downbeat Magazine)
 $10 cover plus $10 minimum

Saturday,  Oct 06 - 2:00PM 
Michael Jacobsohn, host and curator

Underground Cinema image

 $10.00 includes a drink 
Saturday,  Oct 06 - 6:00PM 
Rory Scholl, host

Martin Dockery Jamie Brickhouse Sarah Graalman Julie Feltman
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 Martin Dockery (Edinburgh Fringe), Jamie Brickhouse (RISK!, New York Fringe), Sarah Graalman (High Maintenance), and Julie Feltman (Moth Grandslam, VERN)

Host: Rory Scholl (RISK!, BTK Band)

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

 $10.00 cover plus $10.00 minimum

Saturday,  Oct 06 - 8:30 & 10:00pm 
Ben Monder, guitar;  Tony Malaby, tenor sax;  Nasheet Waits, drums

This group will navigate a mixture of original compositions, covers and spontaneous improvisation, often blurring the lines between them.

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum 

Monder, Malaby, Waits image
Sunday,  Oct 07 - 6:00PM 
Dave Soldier, host

Andrew Lawler John Mark Rozendaal
Entertaining Science: DIGGING DEAD ELIZABETHANS image

Aliens and zombies are among the suspects. So is a knife-wielding Kathy Bates and a deadly blood virus. What happened to the 115 men, women, and children left behind on a North Carolina island more than 400 years ago when the inhabitants of the first English outpost in the New World utterly vanished?

Journalist and author Andrew Lawler will reveal fresh clues to America’s oldest cold case, thanks to new archaeological excavations—not to mention an old urine-stained map. Lawler’s recent article in National Geographic and his new book The Secret Token are a jumping off points for his discussion of a mystery that has stumped generations of amateur as well as professional sleuths.

Captain Tobias Hume (1579 - 1645) might be described as a “Walter Raleigh manqué”. Like Raleigh, the patron of the Roanoke expedition who lost his head 400 years ago this October, Hume was a courtier noted for military and artistic accomplishments; he was also mocked for his boorish self aggrandisement and inspired the character of Sir Toby Belch in Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night." The themes of Hume’s music parallel those of Raleigh’s life and poetry: love, death, soldiering, and tobacco.

The viola da gamba master John Mark Rozendaal will present a selection of songs and instrumental works for the viola da gamba by Captain Hume, and an arrangement of a madrigal by Orlando Gibbons. “What is Our Life?” sets a text by Sir Walter Raleigh himself, a contemplation of impermanence suitable for the anniversary of the demise of its author and the disappearance of his colonists.

 $10.00 cover plus $10.00 minimum 

Sunday,  Oct 07 - 8:00 & 9:30pm 
Joshua Kaye, host

Michael Joseph Harris, guitar;  Sami Arefin, guitar;  Zack Serleth, bass
DJANGO AT CORNELIA STREET: Date has been cancelled image

Ultrafaux is an acoustic powerhouse of two guitars and upright bass that has thrilled a wide variety of audiences from jazz festivals to concert halls & nightclubs since their first CD release in 2014. lead guitarists Michael Joseph harris and Sami Arefin trade dazzling leads and harmonize together on rich gypsy-inspired melodies. The band often includes top guest artists from the gypsy jazz scene and recently performed at Festival Django Reinhardt in France as the highlight of a European tour that included Brad Brose, Deborah Lartilleux, Renaud Dardenne, Alexandre Tripodi, Lewis Dickenson, and Lisa Liu.

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum    http://

Monday,  Oct 08 - 6:00PM 
Julia Henderson, cello;  Margarita Rovenskaya, piano
Margarita Rovenskaya and Julia Henderson in concert image

Join us for an evening of chamber music for piano and cello, with music by Beethoven, Bach, Schnittke, and Schumann!

 $10.00 cover plus $10.00 minimum

Monday,  Oct 08 - 8:30PM 
Lee Tomboulian, music director;  Lauren Lee Marty Elkins Susan Tobocman Mary Foster Conklin John McMahon Dorian Devins Raphael D’Lugoff Mark Tolleson and the L Trio, Lee, Ratzo Harris, and Colin Hinton
Ana Choired Taste sings...And More image

Ana Choired Taste sings....and more. Directed by Lee Tomboulian, is the debut of the octet version of Zappa::Ana Choired Taste that premiered at Cornelia St. in July.

This show features the premieres of several new works (Martha/Ruby My Dear, Out of This World, All You Need is Love/Well Maybe) as well as some older chestnuts such as the Presidential Medley (Brain/Bastard). Features vocalists Lauren Lee, Marty Elkins, Susan Tobocman, Mary Foster Conklin, John McMahon, Dorian Devins, Raphael D’Lugoff and Mark Tolleson, accompanied by the L Trio (Lee, Ratzo Harris on bass and Colin Hinton on drums).

 $10.00 cover plus $10.00 minimum 

Tuesday,  Oct 09 - 6:00PM 
Nicole Ferraro, host

Calvin Cato Joe Charnitski Robin Gelfenbien Asher Novek
New York Story Exchange image



Have a 5-minute story to tell? Sign up for our 5-for-5 open mic in the back!

 $10.00 includes a drink 

Tuesday,  Oct 09 - 8:00PM 
Alina Engibaryan, voice;  Alex Sipiagin, trumpet;  Azat Bayazitov, tenor sax;  Paul JuBong Lee, guitar;  Santiago Leibson, piano;  Jesse Byrom-Carter, bass;  Paul Shaw, drums
Jesse Byrom-Carter Septet image

The group's debut performance at Cornelia St Cafe will feature fresh, energetic modern jazz originals from Australian jazz bassist/composer Jesse Byrom-Carter's upcoming album 'The Next Tomorrow Is Yesterday' featuring some of NYC's finest musicians.

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum

Tuesday,  Oct 09 - 9:30PM 
Michaël Attias, alto sax;  Sebastien Ammann, piano, comp.;  Noah Garabedian, bass;  Devin Gray, drums
Sebastien Ammann Quartet image

Color Wheel creates a world of sound in the moment that is continuously in movement, looking simultaneously to the past and to the future. Sebastien Ammann’s compositions are vessels that enable the musicians to embark on a journey that takes the listener to new, yet familiar places. Sebastien Ammann’s Color Wheel has been active on the New York jazz scene since 2012. The band features some of New York’s most creative and fearless improvisers such as Michaël Attias on alto saxophone, Noah Garabedian on bass and Devin Gray on drums.

“(…) They achieve their mission of stimulating, dynamic jazz (…)” (S. Victor Aaron, Something Else! 2017)

“(…) [Sebastien Ammann's] precise touch on the keys ensures that even the most elaborate structures stand out in stark relief.” (Bill Meyer, Downbeat Magazine, 2017)

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum

Wednesday,  Oct 10 - 6:00PM 
Andrey Gritsman, Irina Mashinski, hosts

Betsy Hulick Alexis Levitin Dmitri Manin Patrick Meighan Ian Singleton Mary Jane White
Intercultural Poetry image

Tonight....The new Issue of Cardinal Points Journal

The Journal of the Slavic Studies Department of Brown University

Issue Editor: Boris Dralyuk

Dedicated to De-Stalinization of the Air

Featuring Betsy Hulick, Alexis Levitin, Dmitri Manin, Patrick Meighan, Ian Singleton, and Mary Jane White

 $10.00 includes a drink

Wednesday,  Oct 10 - 8:00 & 9:30pm 
Tom Chang, guitar, comp.;  Quinsin Nachoff, tenor sax;  Matt Clohesy, bass;  Jerad Lippi, drums
Tom Chang Quartet image

Contemporary jazz guitarist, Tom Chang leads a quintet featuring some of the finest improvisers in the New York jazz scene. The music will encompass modern jazz to contemporary classical all with a heavy emphasis on groove and melody.

"What separates these tracks from other rock-leaning cuts made by jazz musicians today? It feels authentic. And then the brief funk tune "Scatterbrain" emerges about halfway though the album, there's chicken-scratch guitar and a simple yet heavy beat that screams The Meters. But later, things get eerie, as is someone was mixing funk with a New York jazz edge. That someone was Chang." --Brad Faberman (Downbeat Mag.)

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum

Thursday,  Oct 11 - 6:00PM 
Mike Troy, saxophone;  Micah Thomas, piano;  Tyrone Allen, bass;  Kyle Benford, drums
Mike Troy Quartet image

Mike Troy has been developing his music and Quartet for some time now. He has put together a group of musicians who are synchronized and work together to yield the most poignant expression of the collective human experience.

 $10.00 cover plus $10.00 minimum

Thursday,  Oct 11 - 8:00 & 9:30pm 
Joel Harrison, guitar, voice;  Jon Irabagon, tenor sax;  Jon Cowherd, piano;  Stephan Crump, bass;  Brian Blade, drums;  Alecia Chakour, voice
Joel Harrison, CD Release: Angel Band image

Angel Band is the third in a series of records where guitarist/ composer Joel Harrison arranges country and Appalachian music in a modern jazz context. The first two cds appeared in 2003 and 2005 on the ACT label. He now revisits this concept with diverse and wildly imaginative renditions of timeless tunes by Bill Monroe, Bob Wills, Olabelle Reed, Johnny Cash, and more.

"Protean, brilliant"--NY Times

 $15 cover plus $10 minimum

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