See the previous week's performances.   March 06-March 13, 2018  See the next week's performances.
Tuesday,  Mar 06 - 6:00PM 
FIVE LIVE: AN EVENING OF ENGAGING READINGS
Susan Kolodny, ;  Shane O'Hanlon, ;  Mark Solomon, ;  Anton Yakovlev, ;  Michael Collins,
Five Live: An Evening of Engaging Readings image

Join us for a night of readings featuring Susan Kolodny, Shane O'Hanlon, Mark Solomon, Anton Yakovlev, and Michael Collins -- an array of talents, forms and styles, not to be missed!

  http://notthatmichaelcollins.com

Tuesday,  Mar 06 - 8:00PM 
VOXECSTATIC: GABRIELLE STRAVELLI "DREAM AGO"
Deborah Latz, curator

Gabrielle Stravelli, voice;  Joshua Richman, piano;  Pat O'Leary, bass
Voxecstatic: Gabrielle Stravelli

For her VoxEcstatic Series debut, Gabrielle will share original compositions from her 2017 release "Dream Ago", which received 5 stars from Downbeat. She will also debut new original material alongside her signature fresh takes on standards, jazz and pop. She'll be joined by longtime collaborators Joshua Richman on piano and Pat O'Leary on bass.

“Listening to the jazz singer Gabrielle Stravelli is like imbibing a potent cocktail whose flavor changes as you drain the glass. In the first couple of sips, the predominant taste is the sparkling wine that has drifted to the top, for Ms. Stravelli’s bright, rippling voice exudes a natural effervescence. Before long, it darkens, and the heady liquor underneath kicks in... As she dipped and swooped, twirling notes and phrases with a confidence and playfulness that recalled Ella Fitzgerald in her prime, Ms. Stravelli began interpreting lyrics with a ferocity that her vocal pyrotechnics accentuated..." — Stephen Holden, the New York Times

“Just when the shore of song seems lost for all the fog, the voice of Gabrielle Stravelli cuts through like a lighthouse of emotional integrity." —Tyran Grillo, Downbeat
  http://www.gabriellestravelli.com

Tuesday,  Mar 06 - 9:30PM 
VOXECSTATIC: VANISHA GOULD GROUP
Deborah Latz, curator

Vanisha Gould, voice;  Ludovica Burtone, violin;  Leandro Pellegrino, guitar;  Dan Pappalardo, bass
VoxEcstatic: Vanisha Gould Group image

California native Vanisha Gould came to New York in 2015 and is quickly making a name for herself on the Jazz scene. With a voice rooted in Jazz and Blues, she has made it her mission to write and sing music that inspires.

  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHTxZ_Ye5kk

Wednesday,  Mar 07 - 6:00PM 
COLE DAVIS 3
Cancelled Due To Weather!!

Cole Davis, bass;  Julian Shore, piano;  Jongkuk Kim, drums
Cole Davis 3 image

Bassist Cole Davis, pianist Julian Shore and drummer Jongkuk Kim interpret songs from the jazz repertoire.

  http://www.cole-davis.com

Wednesday,  Mar 07 - 8:00PM 
CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER, JEREMY POWELL QUARTET
Jeremy Powell, tenor sax;  Nitzan Gavrieli, piano;  Ricky Rodriguez, bass;  Allan Mednard, drums
CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER, Jeremy Powell Quartet image

Saxophonist Jeremy Powell describes his music as "a fresh harmonic blend of Herbie Hancock and Robert Glasper with some modern gospel undertones, at times laid over a rhythmic bed of Flying Lotus-esque loops, but always with a relaxed and soulful twist".

"Saxophonist Jeremy Powell is at home in any musical genre, but he's an experimenter whose playing is always deep, yet on the edge." - Hot House

  http://jeremy-powell.com/

Wednesday,  Mar 07 - 9:30PM 
CANCELLED, TOBIAS MEINHART QUARTET
Tobias Meinhart, tenor sax;  Yago Vasquez, piano;  Harish Raghavan, bass;  Jesse Simpson, drums
CANCELLED, Tobias Meinhart Quartet image

Two years after releasing his highly acclaimed 2015 album, Natural Perception (ENJA Records), Tobias Meinhart returns with his ponderous and compelling sophomore release, Silent Dreamer.

This album is decidedly darker than his debut, both in tone and in subject matter, as Tobias makes use of a tonal palette more familiar to brooding alternative and popular music: lumbering straight 8th grooves, synthesizers, effects pedals, Rhodes and electric bass all coalesce underneath Tobias’s melodic modern jazz sensibility to form a single sound that is all at once engaging, grating and cathartic.

  http://www.tobiasmeinhart.com

Thursday,  Mar 08 - 6:00PM 
THE IMPERFECT PERFECT SHOW
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/producer Terry Moore. It’s mostly booked with 2 open spots for 2 lucky audience members who dare to join the spoken word party.

Thursday,  Mar 08 - 8:00PM 
EMI MAKABE TRIO
Emi Makabe, voice, shamisen, comp.;  Vitor Gonçalves, piano, accordion;  Thomas Morgan, bass
Emi Makabe Trio image

Emi Makabe is a Japanese vocalist and composer based in New York City. Her songs encompass jazz, pop, classical, and improvised music, as well as her background in Japanese music. She sings in English, Japanese, and without lyrics. Since completion of her Bachelor and Master of Music degrees in 2015 she has performed her original music with her band, string quartet, and solo, singing and playing shamisen, a Japanese traditional string instrument.

"rapturous, adventurous Japanese folk-influenced jazz" by New York Music Daily

  http://www.emimakabe.com/

Thursday,  Mar 08 - 9:30PM 
THOMAS MORGAN & MARGIT NEJLIMA
Thomas Morgan, bass;  Margit Nejlima, bass
Thomas Morgan & Margit Nejlima  image

The two bass players bring their book of music and invite everyone to a performance with intimacy and transparency as leading directives.

Friday,  Mar 09 - 6:00PM 
THREE HUNTERS PREMIERE: JAZZ TRIO
Jasper Dutz, alto saxophone, bass clarinet;  Chris "Stomp" Garriga, drums;  John Koozin , bass
Three Hunters Premiere: Jazz Trio image

Jasper Dutz, Chris "Stomp" Garriga, and John Koozin are three working musicians in the NYC area and beyond. They have performed in ensembles together at venues including Nublu, Rockwood Music Hall, The Glassbox Theater, and Cornelia St. Cafe. However, they are excited to perform as a trio titled "Three Hunters" for the first time at Cornelia St. Cafe. Their music is inspired by jazz, folk, and classical music, as well as the folklore created by J.R.R. Tolkien and more.

Friday,  Mar 09 - 8:35PM 
BEN MONDER, TONY MALABY, TOM RAINEY TRIO
Tony Malaby, tenor sax;  Ben Monder, guitar;  Tom Rainey, drums
Ben Monder, Tony Malaby, Tom Rainey Trio image

Ben Monder and Tony Malaby, whose musical relationship goes back 20 years, team up with veteran master drummer Tom Rainey for a night of sonic explorations.

"Mr. Monder has a deep rapport with Mr. Malaby: Depending on the moment, they can seem like dance partners, sparring partners or members of a relay team. What they create is hallucinatory, indebted both to free-jazz avatars like Albert Ayler and the combustible side of prig-rock. "--New York Times

Saturday,  Mar 10 - 6:00PM 
ITALIAN AMERICAN WRITERS ASSOCIATION
Maria Lisella, Gil Fagiani, hosts

Laura Caparotti Angela Alaimo O’Donnell
Italian American Writers Association image

Tonight, IAWA welcomes Laura Caparotti and Angela Alaimo O’Donnell.

Saturday,  Mar 10 - 8:30PM 
COURTNEY HARTMAN
Courtney Hartman, guitar, voice
Courtney Hartman  image

Lauded as one of the great guitarists of her generation, Courtney brings equal command as both a singer and writer. Her songs are ruminations on her travels; luminous melodies interwoven between guitar and voice.

“A distinctive guitar stylist... and a songwriter that delights and disturbs.” Acoustic Guitar Magazine

  http://www.courtneyhartman.com

Saturday,  Mar 10 - 10:00PM 
CELIA WOODSMITH
Celia Woodsmith, voice;  Johnny Duke, guitar;  Justin Goldner, bass;  John Hadfield, percussion
Celia Woodsmith image

Grammy nominated songwriter and performer Celia Woodsmith is a force to be reckoned with. The vocal lovechild of Bonnie Raitt and Mahalia Jackson, Woodsmith combines her vocal prowess and songwriting chops together for a riveting live performance.

"Unvarnished and Intimate (...) But then sounds like she's about to part the dead sea" -Boston Globe

  http://www.celiawoodsmith.com

Sunday,  Mar 11 - 6:00PM 
THE JEN & JIMMY SHOW!
Jen Lap & Jimmy Schatz, hosts

The Jen & Jimmy Show! image

Featured Comics: Tori Piskin, Grisbel Cabrera, Stephen Davis and Lauren Ashley Smith.

Sunday,  Mar 11 - 8:00PM 
KLAZZ-MA-TAZZ
Benjamin Sutin, violin;  Elijah Shiffer, alto sax;  Alec Goldfarb, guitar;  Robbie Lee, piano;  Mat Muntz, bass;  Tim Rachbach, drums
Klazz-Ma-Tazz image

Founded by violinist and composer Benjamin Sutin, in 2014, Klazz-Ma-Tazz blurs the boundaries of labels and genres. Rooted in the contemporary jazz fusion idiom, their music explores a unique chemistry of worldly musical influences and are dedicated to performing and recording original compositions and uniquely reimagined interpretations of traditional folk music from around the world, catered to a nostalgic yet progressive audience. Klazz-Ma-Tazz released their debut album, Tangibility, in September, 2015 on OneTrickDog* Records. The album has since received airplay on radio stations across the US and has multiplied the band’s global fan base. Tangibility was launched with sold out sets at Greenwich Village's cultural haven, The Cornelia Street Cafe to rave reviews by Fred Stal of RG Magazine, who described the music: “Wild, yet reserved, the music of Klazz-Ma-Tazz will surprise you, excite you and calm you, all in one sitting”.

"...a truly extraordinary, inimitable group who deserve to be vastly better known than they are." - New York Music Daily

  http://www.bensutinmusic.com/klazz-ma-tazz

Sunday,  Mar 11 - 9:30PM 
ASTRID KULJANIC QUARTET
Astrid Kuljanic, voice;  Alex Perry, piano;  Mat Muntz, bass;  Zack O'Farrill , drums

Renowned for her complex musical sensibility and supple sound, Croatian vocalist, arranger and composer Astrid Kuljanic has immersed herself in an eclectic variety of musical traditions. Her love for jazz brought her to New York, where she had the opportunity to study and perform with world-class musicians, including Theo Bleckman, Gretchen Parlato and Rogerio Boccato at Manhattan School of Music, obtaining Master of Music in Jazz Performance. Astrid’s wide range of interests led her to study Brazilian percussion, Indian classical music, and live performance with electronics.

"Astrid and her players sound like they’re having a blast and the music is again hard to classify, but the whole thing is head-spinning good."--World Music Central

  http://www.astrid-music.com

Astrid Kuljanic Quartet image
Monday,  Mar 12 - 6:00PM 
KATHERINE ELLA WOOD & THE JAZZ FESTIVITY
Katherine Ella Wood, vocals;  Jonathan M. Michel, bass;  Charles Goold, drums;  Reuben Allen, piano
Katherine Ella Wood & the Jazz Festivity image

Tonight we'll be celebrating the joy of life, sharing some of our favorite jazz standards with unique arrangements that also pay tribute to our Caribbean, American, and Eastern European histories. On the bandstand will be Jonathan M. Michel on Bass, Charles Goold on Drums, Reuben Allen on Piano, and Katherine on Vocals—it'll be her birthday show and Cornelia St. Café premiere!

  http://www.katherineellawood.com

Monday,  Mar 12 - 8:30PM 
MERCURY: READING OF A NEW MUSICAL
Sabina Petra, composer/writer

Ally Bonino Laura Yen Solito Natasha Thweatt Sabina Petra Wiley DeWeese, piano
MERCURY: Reading Of A New Musical image

MERCURY is a brand new musical that tells the courageous story of Geraldyn Cobb: a woman who battled for her right to go into space before Alan Shepard or John Glenn ever did, and took her fight all the way to Congress. This is its very first reading.

Directed by Tracy Michailidis.

  http://www.sabinapetra.com

Tuesday,  Mar 13 - 6:00PM 
NEW YORK STORY EXCHANGE
Nicole Ferraro, host

Jamie Brickhouse Andrea Coleman Mel Dockery Sandi Marx
New York Story Exchange image

HEAR STORIES! TELL STORIES!

Featured stories by Jamie Brickhouse, Andrea Coleman, Mel Dockery, and Sandi Marx

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

Tuesday,  Mar 13 - 8:00PM 
OLLI SOIKKELI, CESAR GARABINI
Cesar Garabini, guitar;  Olli Soikkeli, guitar

Django-style Finnish guitar whiz will be playing duets with Cesar Garabini, the mostly-Brazilian 7-string guitar artist. Gypsy meets choro! Brazilian chorinho and Gypsy jazz are a natural pair. Both matured in the early 20th century influenced by urbanization, industrialization, European classical music, African rhythms, popular dance music, and the dawn of the recording industry.

"Olli Soikkeli, is a riveting Finnish guitarist who combines astonishing dexterity and speed with pure soul in a way that places him among the worthiest current day successors to the legacy of the great Django." --The Wall Street Journal

Olli Soikkeli, Cesar Garabini image
Tuesday,  Mar 13 - 9:30PM 
ANDY BIANCO QUARTET
Andy Bianco, guitar, comp.;  Seth Trachy, tenor sax;  Sam Trapchak, bass;  Eric Halvorson, drums
ANDY BIANCO Quartet image

While Andy Bianco is a relative new shooter in the modern jazz realm of six string aficionado's, there is little doubt he is as artistically gifted as he is technically proficient. The band is A list and a first call fire storm of swing that can touch your heart and set your hair on fire at the same time.

"One wishes McLaughlin would hire Bianco as his tonal guru, as the latter’s sound is closer to the Mahavishnu Orchestra than anything McLaughlin is doing these days..."-Stanley Zappa, "Forces of the Wild" review, New York City Jazz Record, August 2013

  http://www.andybiancomusic.com

See the previous week's performances.  PREVIOUS WEEK    Scheduled performances from
March 06-March 13, 2018   
NEXT WEEK  See the next week's performances.

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