See the previous week's performances.   April 25-May 02, 2018  See the next week's performances.
Wednesday,  Apr 25 - 6:00PM 
Andrea Wolper, voice;  John DiMartino, piano;  Ken Filiano, bass;  Michael TA Thompson, soundrhythium
Andrea Wolper Quartet: The Weaving image

An "audacious artist who flouts genre limitations, singing songs for the love of it and delivering an inventive, thrilling, appealing musical vision" (Blogcritics). Singer, songwriter, poet Andrea Wolper's New York credits include Dizzy's, the Blue Note, JVC Jazz Festival, and she tours nationally and internationally. Embracing Cornelia Street Cafe's history as a home for lovers of jazz, cabaret, experimental music, and poetry, this "utterly refreshing" (JazzTimes), "highly original" (Contra Costa Times)" performer weaves together music, texts, and improvisations. With creative veterans John DiMartino, Ken Filiano, and Michael TA Thompson.

She fills torch songs with sensual longing, then makes abstract vocal improvisations feel intimate as meaningful conversation...highly recommended for anyone who believes in the timeless essence of cool. - Graham, Tucson Citizen

 $10.00 cover plus $10.00 minimum

Wednesday,  Apr 25 - 8:00PM 
Michaël Attias, alto sax;  Sean Conly, bass;  Satoshi Takeish, drums
Sean Conly Trio image Bart Babinski

Bassist/composer Sean Conly will be performing music from his upcoming May 2018 Cleanfeed release “Hard Knocks“. In a trio setting with Satoshi Takeishi (drums) and Michaël Attias (alto saxophone), Sean sets out on a musical adventure with his longtime friends and collaborators of roughly 20 years. These stalwart improvisors fill every moment with surprise, energy and artistry as they navigate a new series of compositions Mr. Conly wrote for them. Past present and future are engaged and mixed together in this trio to produce a strong emotional content and compelling musical vision.

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum

Wednesday,  Apr 25 - 9:30PM 
Jon Irabagon, tenor sax;  Uri Caine, piano;  Michael Bates, bass;  Ben Perowsky, drums
Michael Bates Quartet  image

Take one listen to the joy and energy of this unpredictable band and try not to get caught up in the excitement. A quartet of New York’s finest jazz musicians: Uri Caine, Jon Irabagon, Ben Perowsky and Michael Bates play music where everything is an option. Their rough-and-tumble interplay is organic, soulful and it veers happily between wide open jazz, the swing tradition and heavy grooves. A band teeming with beauty, intensity and fire; they take the blues and manhandle it into unexpected musical shapes.

-"a bassist with [a] deep-twang, broad-shouldered sound”–Nate Chinen, New York Times

“One of my favorite jazz records…..A deeply interactive band effort in which the rhythm section carries as much weight and generates as much interest as the saxophonist….A terrific effort…..”–Peter Margasak, Chicago Reader

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum 

Thursday,  Apr 26 - 6:00PM 
Poems in Conversation & a Conversation Chapbook Launch in NYC

Kimiko Hahn Tamiko Beyer
Slapering Hol Press Presents: Dovetail image

Kimiko Hahn, author of nine books of poetry, including Brood (Sarabande, 2018) is the President of the Poetry Society of America. Tamiko Beyer is the author of the award-winning collection, We Come Elemental (Alice James Books), and the chapbook Bough Breaks.

 $10.00 includes a drink

Thursday,  Apr 26 - 8:00 & 9:30pm 
Song Yi Jeon, voice, comp.;  Julian Shore, piano;  Kenji Herbert, guitar;  Peter Slavov, bass;  Jongkuk Kim, drums
Song Yi Jeon Quintet image

Composer and vocalist Song Yi Jeon is releasing her new album . This concert will be a part of her CD release series and as well as last concert before she relocate herself to Europe.

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum 

Friday,  Apr 27 - 6:00PM 
Ryan Slatko, piano;  Josh Roberts, drums;  Rick Rosato, bass
Ryan Slatko Trio image

Miami native Ryan Slatko has studied with Ari Hoenig, Gil Goldstein, Taylor Eigsti and Shai Maestro. He was the musical director for “Lights Out,” a musical about Nat King Cole starring Dulé Hill and Daniel J. Watts. He placed 3rd in the 2014 Jacksonville Jazz Piano Competition, and has performed or recorded with Rich Perry, Alex Sipiagin, Chris Potter, Tom Scott, Ulysses Owens Jr, Linda Oh, Adam Rogers, Randy Brecker, Ari Hoenig and many more.

 $10.00 cover plus $10.00 minimum

Friday,  Apr 27 - 8:30 & 10:00pm 
Lage Lund, guitar;  Sullivan Fortner, piano;  Matt Brewer, bass;  Jochen Rueckert, drums
Lage Lund Quartet image

"Of the younger cats, Lage is THE one. He's a wonderful player. Scary actually!" - Kurt Rosenwinkel

 $10 cover plus $15 minimum

Saturday,  Apr 28 - 6:00PM 

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Tahira Inspired  image

Fresh off of a trip from South Africa, Tahira brings her new arrangements inspired by this trip to Cornelia Street Cafe.

 $10.00 cover plus $10.00 minimum

Saturday,  Apr 28 - 8:30 & 10:00pm 
Lage Lund, guitar;  Will Vinson, alto saxophone;  Orlando Le Fleming, bass
Lage Lund, Owl Trio image

"Of the younger cats, Lage is THE one. He's a wonderful player. Scary actually!" - Kurt Rosenwinkel

 $10 cover plus $15 minimum

Sunday,  Apr 29 - 6:00PM 
An Evening with Michelle Lordi image

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 

Sunday,  Apr 29 - 8:00 & 9:30pm 
Jenny Scheinman, violin;  Carmen Staaf, piano;  Tony Scherr, bass;  Allison Miller, drums
Jenny Scheinman & Allison Miller’s PARLOUR GAME image

Jenny Scheinman & Allison Miller’s PARLOUR GAME celebrates the popular roots of jazz. It honors the groove, the conversation, the game, and the women that made jazz a social music. It features four musicians that have been at the forefront of American music for nearly 20 years bending genres, creating new ways of playing, mixing it up. Now they get to groove.

Parlour Game was born on tour when Carmen Staaf and Tony Scherr were subbing for the piano and bass player in Allison Miller’s 'Boom Tic Boom'. There was an immediate chemistry. "Even the edgiest material swung,” says Miller, “and we realized that we had found something really special. It felt so good!” 

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum 

Monday,  Apr 30 - 6:00PM 

Monday,  Apr 30 - 8:30PM 
Simon Mulligan, piano;  Craig Handy, saxophone;  Jacqueline Milena Thompson, vocals
Simon Mulligan with Craig Handy image

Two musical powerhouses join forces for the first time. Pianist Simon Mulligan and saxophonist Craig Handy present a unique evening of jazz standards and originals, featuring special guest vocalist Jacqueline Milena Thompson.

British pianist Simon Mulligan has been described by The Times of London as ‘the most abundantly gifted of pianists’, by Yehudi Menuhin as ‘one of the finest pianists I have ever had the pleasure of performing with’ and by Herbie Hancock as ‘phenomenal’. Following his début with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Simon has performed and recorded with the BBC Symphony, Detroit Symphony (under Slatkin), English Symphony Orchestra (Boughton), Warsaw Sinfonia (Menuhin), Hong Kong Philharmonic (Atherton), Malaysian Philharmonic, and the Royal National Scottish Orchestra (Serebrier) to name a few.

Born in Oakland, CA, as a music-hungry youngster, Craig Handy experimented on guitar, trombone, and piano before settling on his first true love, the saxophone. At the age of 11 while listening to the radio, Handy fell under the spell of the transcendent saxophone playing of jazz legend Dexter Gordon. Berkeley High School’s (CA) reputable Jazz Program soon beckoned, and Handy joined the ranks of graduating stellar saxophone talent including David Murray, Peter Apfelbaum, and Joshua Redman, to name a few. He attended North Texas State University and won the coveted Charlie Parker Scholarship which enabled his early college experience as a psychology major and frontrunner in the school’s exceptional One O’ Clock Jazz Ensemble.

 $10.00 cover plus $10.00 minimum 

Tuesday,  May 01 - 6:00PM 
Jasper Dutz, reeds;  Anthony Pearlman, piano;  John Koozin, bass;  Chris "Stomp" Garriga, drums
John Koozin Quartet: Live at Cornelia St. image

John Koozin is back at Cornelia St., this team as a bandleader. This show will feature some of his closest friends and colleagues and will consist of both standards and original music.

 $10.00 includes a drink

Tuesday,  May 01 - 8:00PM 
Deborah Latz, curator

Julissa, voice;  Layla Wang, piano;  Jason Smith, bass

Julissa performs an intimate set accompanied by Layla Wang on piano and Jason Smith on bass. Performing her own unique renditions of the famous standards sung by the Great Ladies of Jazz: Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Dinah Washington, Sarah Vaughan, Nancy Wilson, and Lena Horne, just to name a few.

"inimitably powerful vocals..." "...ease with a hook" — Afropunk

"fierce vocals..." "gritty, soulful vocal stylings..." — EST1997

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum

VoxEcstatic: Julissa Joins The Great Ladies of Jazz image
Tuesday,  May 01 - 9:30PM 
Deborah Latz, curator

Jane Irving, voice;  John Di Martino, piano;  Kevin Hailey, bass
VoxEcstatic: Jane Irving image

Irving's sparkling performances and feel good music making are as uplifting and mellow as it can get. A jazz singer with both a deep feel for the music and striking originality. This show will explore some of the lesser-known songs from the Great American Songbook including those from Blossom Dearie and Dave Frishberg.

"While some singers make claim by including evergreens from the Great American Songbook in their repertoire, Irving is a jazz singer - her most sincere scatting has genuine instrumental purpose." — ABC Limelight Magazine

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum

Wednesday,  May 02 - 6:00PM 
Marvin Cohen, author;  Jeff Brown, photographer
A Celebration of Marvin Cohen image Jeff Brown

The effervescent wit and originality of Marvin Cohen will manifest itself in varied guises in this tribute to mark the publication of four books by the 86-year-old humorist, poet, novelist, surrealist and baseballist. Marvin himself will read from (and sign) two novels: Women, and Tom Gervasi, and Inside the World: As Al Lehman, originally written in the 1970s but never before published, and a new poetry collection, Run Out of Prose. Photographer Jeff Brown will preview and discuss his forthcoming book of photographs, 57 Varieties of Marvin Cohen; and a mini-phalanx of actors from the Gorilla Repertory Theater Company will perform scenes from The Don Juan and The Non-Don Juan, Marvin’s 1980 play based on the two above novels.

The Gorilla Repertory Theater Company: Josh Silverman, Tom Lapke, Kelly Tuohy, actors Christopher Carter Sanderson, director

 $10.00 includes a drink 

Wednesday,  May 02 - 8:00PM 
Chris Dingman, vibraphone, comp.;  Miriam Elhajli, voice;  Ike Sturm, bass;  Zaneta Sykes, percussion
Chris Dingman, Songs image

Don’t miss this magical new group, performing gorgeous, evocative settings of poetry by Rumi, e.e. cummings, and more. Hailed by the New York Times as a “dazzling” soloist and composer with a “fondness for airtight logic and burnished lyricism,” Chris Dingman's progressive approach has earned him praise as “an extremely gifted young composer, bandleader, recording artist, and much sought-after sideman” (Jon Weber, NPR).

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum

Wednesday,  May 02 - 9:30PM 
Jen Allen, piano;  Kris Allen, saxophone;  Marty Jaffe, bass;  Kush Abadey, drums
Jen Allen Quartet image

Jen Allen is a musician who never shies away from honest self-revelation. Her compositional output reads like an intimate diary of life experiences and relationships, offered with subtle and surprising narrative power. Jen's patient, searching piano and writing style infuses many contemporary ensembles of all sizes and stripes with sweetness and gravity. The quartet will be presenting original works from her upcoming album "In a Time of Change".

"Inventive, post-modern pleasure."--

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum

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