See the previous week's performances.   November 16-November 23, 2017  See the next week's performances.
Thursday,  Nov 16 - 6:00PM 
Terry Moore, host and curator

The Imperfect Perfect Show image

The Imperfect Perfect Show is a mix of storytelling, standup comedy, poetry, short stories and works in progress hosted by comedian/producers Terry Moore and Nelsie Spencer. 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 16 - 8:00PM 
Tyler Blanton, vibraphone;  Jorge Roeder, bass;  Jonathan Blake, drums

Vibraphonist Tyler Blanton was recently praised as a "vibraphonist with strong lyrical footing" by Nate Chinen of the NY times. Having gained recognition in the NYC jazz scene for his work with top musicians such Donny McCaslin, Ari Hoenig, and Nate Wood, Blanton's unique voice as an instrumentalist and composer are easily identified. Since his arrival in 2008, he has received press and features in Downbeat magazine, JazzTimes, Hot House,Villiage Voice, and the NY Times. In addition Blanton has toured the US, Europe, and Asia in a number of groups both as a leader and featured soloist.

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum 

Tyler Blanton Electric Trio image
Thursday,  Nov 16 - 9:30PM 
Quinsin Nachoff, tenor sax;  Mike Eckroth, piano;  Carlo De Rosa, bass;  Kush Abadey, drums
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Carlo De Rosa is a long time veteran of the New York City jazz scene. He has performed with musical luminaries including: Yo-Yo Ma, Ravi Coltrane, Vijay Iyer and Ray Barretto. Carlo currently performs with Amir ElSaffar and David Gilmore, appearing on their 2017 releases, “Rivers of Sound - Not Two” and “Transitions”, respectively. He returns to Cornelia Street leading a new quartet.

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum 

Friday,  Nov 17 - 6:00PM 
Barry Wallenstein, poetry;  Alan Rosenthal, piano;  Ken Filiano, bass;  Robert Silverman, trumpet;  Jeremy Carlstedt, drums;  Vincent Chancey, french horn;  and Farzad Amoozegar, setar
An Evening of Song, Poetry, and Music image

Plus special guests!!

 10.00 cover plus $10.00 minimum; $10.00 total for students 

Friday,  Nov 17 - 8:30 & 10:00pm 
Dan Weiss, drums;  Matt Mitchell, piano
Dan Weiss, Matt Mitchell Duo

 $10 cover plus $15 minimum

Saturday,  Nov 18 - 6:00PM 
Tahira Clayton, vocals;  Addison Frei, piano;  Marty Kenney, bass;  Zan Tetickovic, drums
Tahira Clayton Sings... image

Diving into a fresh batch of known and loved jazz standards, Tahira Clayton returns to Cornelia Street Café with her trio. Expanding on some of jazz’s most loved tunes, Tahira is thrilled to share in a night of music sure to warm any listener’s ear.

New York City-based vocalist Tahira Clayton has an extensive performance background. Hailing from Dallas, TX, Clayton has performed in the city's most prestigious venues. Through her music degree from the University of North Texas, she has participated in master classes from the likes of Kurt Elling, John Clayton, and has performed with Bobby McFerrin. More on Tahira at

 $10.00 cover plus $10.00 minimum

Saturday,  Nov 18 - 8:30 & 10:00pm 
Elias Stemeseder, piano;  Desmond White, bass;  Jim Black , drums
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After 12 years of leading his singer-less-songwriting-post-rock-improv band AlasNoAxis, Jim black goes in the absolute opposite musical direction by forming a new piano trio featuring one of the most in demand NY musicians, Desomnd White on bass, and the young Austrian pianist to watch out for, Elias Stemeseder.

 $10 cover plus $15 minimum 

Sunday,  Nov 19 - 6:00PM 
Sasha Papernik, piano, vocals;  Justin Poindexter, guitar;  Kyle Saulnier, upright bass
Sasha Papernik Trio: Russo-Americanah image Richard Velasco

Solace, Magnetic Rag, Ochi Chernye, Midnight in Moscow, The Girl I Love...

The Washington Post calls her “uncommonly attractive and entertaining...managing a comfortable balance of the formal and the casual.”

Sasha Papernik, New York based Russian-American classical pianist/singer/composer presents an eclectic program of gorgeous pieces spanning genres and continents. Join her ensemble as they offer classical selections, songs by American Songbook masters Irving Berlin and George Gershwin, hot jazz Russian folk tunes, and inspired originals while telling lively stories about the music, composers, and the times they lived in. Ms. Papernik has been a featured artist at Lincoln Center’s Meet the Artist, Lincoln Center Local, and Carnegie Hall’s popular Musical Explorers series. Most recently, Papernik's first foray into film scoring, a film called Pinksy, won Best Feature at the 2017 Santa Fe Independent Film Festival. Her self-released bilingual pop album, Victory, has been hailed by reviewers as "an eye opener," (Wildy's World) and "unparalleled in its aesthetics and musical elegance," (Indiemunity). Her newest studio album, a collection of bilingual original songs and hot instrumentals, is due to be released in 2018.

 $10.00 cover plus $10.00 minimum

Sunday,  Nov 19 - 8:00 & 9:30pm 
Billy Newman, host

Helio Alves, piano;  Edward Perez, bass;  Alex Kautz, drums
New Brazilian Perspectives: Alex Kautz Group image

Known for his modern aproach, musicality and touch, Alex has found a unique musical voice as a result of his passion for jazz, world music and brazilian music influence. Born in Sao Paulo Brazil, Alex first went to Boston and them moved to NY to study. Since his arrival in NY Alex has had the opportunity to work with many great musicians such as Tim Ries, John Patitucci, Tim Hagans, Adam Rogers, Aaron Goldberg, Helio Alves, Nilson Matta, Hans Glawischnig, Claudio Roditi, Lionel Loueke, Magos Herrera, Robert Rodriguez, Mike Rodriguez, Paul Bollenback, Romero Lubambo, Phil Dwyer, Ben Monder, Ingrid Jensen and Mike Moreno among others.

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum

Monday,  Nov 20 - 6:00PM 
Susan Thomas Jeanne Marie Beaumont Fred Marchant
Celebrating The Sadness Museum image

Jeanne Marie Beaumont and Fred Marchant help Susan Thomas celebrate the publication of her third collection of poems, In the Sadness Museum. Each poet will read from a new collection of poetry.

 $10.00 includes a drink

Monday,  Nov 20 - 8:30PM 
John Morrison, curator; Liam McEneaney, guest Motelmeister

Rachel Feinstein Adrienne Iapalucci Ellen Karis Jeff Lawrence Frank Vignola
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 $10.00 cover plus $10.00 minimum 
Tuesday,  Nov 21 - 6:00PM 

Jennifer Franklin Neil Silberblatt Anya Silver Dr. Ariella Ritvo-Slifka
Voices of Poetry – Cancer Speaks image

An Evening of Poetry About the “Big C”

Voices of Poetry is honored to present an evening of exceptional poetry on Tuesday, November 21 at 6 pm at The Cornelia Street Café, 29 Cornelia Street, NYC. This event will feature three poets who have battled cancer - Jennifer Franklin, Neil Silberblatt & Anya Silver – and the work of acclaimed poet Max Ritvo, who sadly lost that battle. (Max’s work will be read by his mother, Dr. Ariella Ritvo-Slifka.)

 $10.00 cover plus $10.00 minimum 

Tuesday,  Nov 21 - 8:00 & 9:30pm 
John Raymond, trumpet;  Gilad Hekselman, guitar;  Colin Stranahan, drums
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"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)

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 New York. His trio "Real Feels" includes guitarist Gilad Hekselman and drummer Colin Stranahan, and their most recent releases gained critical acclaim, including a ★★★★1/2 Downbeat review and being selected as one of the Best Jazz Albums of 2016 by Stereogum.

Tonight, Real Feels will be performing new originals and covers from their forthcoming CD "Joy Ride" which is due out in February.

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum

Wednesday,  Nov 22 - 6:00PM 
Diego Barber: Classic Guitar image

Cornelia Street is proud to welcome back guitarist Diego Barber for an evening of original music, as well as music by composer Domenico Scarlatti.

 $10.00 includes a drink

Wednesday,  Nov 22 - 8:00 & 9:30pm 
Alex Lore, alto sax;  Jerome Sabbagh, tenor sax;  Rick Rosato, bass;  Daniel Dor, drums;  Marta Sanchez, piano

Combining elements of rock, pop, jazz, classical and experimental music, Marta's tunes are rhythmically complex but strongly melodic. Music that tell stories by integrating folk elements with the harmonic sophistication and spontaneity of jazz.

The Quintet is presenting their last work, “Danza Imposible”, released by Fresh Sound Records in October of 2017. In an early review, The New York Times said about it “It features eight tunes she wrote explicitly for her two-saxophone quintet that dance with an unruly grace. It’s glimmering, propulsive music, with hints of elegiac Spanish folk song, cool jazz from the 1950s and the Romantic modern jazz of the 1990s”

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum

Marta Sanchez Quintet presenting  image
Thursday,  Nov 23 - 1:00PM 
Happy Thanksgiving!!! image
An annual Cornelia tradition!

The best Thanksgiving Dinner in town!

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