See the previous week's performances.   June 22-June 29, 2018  See the next week's performances.
Friday,  Jun 22 - 6:00PM 
THE VICKI BURNS TRIO
Vicki Burns , vocals;  Art Hirahara, piano;  Sam Bevan, bass
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Jazz vocalist Vicki Burns returns to Cornelia Street Cafe to debut exciting new arrangements by Sam Bevan for her upcoming CD, “Bittersweet “ Art Hirahara is on piano and Sam Bevan on bass.

“Vicki Burns’s singing is a gold mine” drumming legend, Max Roach

“ A wonderful singer”- Bassist, Christian McBride

Art Hirahara: “An impeccable touch, he creates a moment at once personal and unabashedly artful” - Nate Chinen/ New York Times

Sam Bevan: “Articulate, focused and highly musical, Bevan’s sense of melody and rhythmic thrust showcase his talent...” - Randy McElligot/ Jazzreview

  http://www.vickiburnsjazz.com

Friday,  Jun 22 - 8:35PM 
LAGE LUND QUARTET
Lage Lund, guitar;  Micah Thomas, piano;  Jared Henderson, bass;  Craig Weinrib, drums
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"Of the younger cats, Lage is THE one. He's a wonderful player. Scary actually!" - Kurt Rosenwinkel

  http://www.lage-lund.com

Saturday,  Jun 23 - 2:00PM 
CORNELIA STREET UNDERGROUND CINEMA
Michael Jacobsohn, host and curator

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Saturday,  Jun 23 - 6:00PM 
AUDREY SILVER QUINTET
Audrey Silver, vocals;  Bruce Barth, piano;  Marcus Printup, trumpet;  Paul Beaudry, bass;  Gene Lewin, drums
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Audrey Silver, award winning jazz singer and songwriter, will be accompanied by a remarkable group of jazz musicians as she sings original works, jazz standards, a french song, and a contemporary piece.

She will be featuring works from her previous and upcoming albums. Her last album, Very Early, was released in October 2016 to critical acclaim and received substantial radio play nationwide. Of note, it has been played regularly on local jazz radio station WBGO since March of last year. Her upcoming album, Let Me Know Your Heart, will be released in the second half of this year.

"There's immediate comfort in encountering Audrey Silver's music for the first time. Her voice is an open invitation, an instrument of confession and creation that immediately transports you to someplace else. That's evident from her first utterances through her last words on Very Early.” Dan Bilawsky, All About Jazz

"…Not since Karen Carpenter have I heard such a strong alto voice that is so pure and so convincing…” Geannine Reid, JazzTimes.com

  http://www.audreysilver.com http://www.facebook.com/audreysilverjazz

Saturday,  Jun 23 - 8:35PM 
LUIS PERDOMO QUARTET
Luis Perdomo, piano;  Juan Diego Villalobos, vibraphone;  Jorge Roeder, bass;  Daniel Prim, drums
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“Acclaimed pianist Luis Perdomo brings his new quartet, which explores Afro-Venezuelan rhythms, Jazz and free improvisation, together with some of New York’s most exciting young musicians”

Sunday,  Jun 24 - 6:00PM 
LADYLIKE
Abby Lee, vocals;  Matt Frey, piano
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A musical comedy review on how to be a lady, by a gal who grew up with four brothers.

  http://www.abbyleesings.com

Sunday,  Jun 24 - 8:01PM 
ISRAELI JAZZ SPOTLIGHT: YOTAM BEN-OR
Or Bareket, host

Yotam Ben-Or, harmonica;  Gabriel Chakarji, piano;  Agustin Uriburu, cello;  Alon Near , bass;  Noam Israeli, drums;  Rogerio Boccato, percussion
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The Yotam Ben-Or Quartet are celebrating the release of their debut album in NYC. In August 2014, Ben-Or moved to NYC after winning a full scholarship to study at The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music. Since moving to NYC, Ben-Or has been performing with his group at the most prestigious venues in town such as Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola (Jazz at Lincoln Center), Cornelia Street Cafe, Rockwood Music Hall, to name a few, and toured Europe and Israel. Recorded for the album ‘All Original’, Avishai Cohen bass (2013), scholar of the America – Israel Foundation of Art (2013-16), participated in the Betty Carter Jazz Ahead at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, directed by pianist Jason Moran (2015), and more. In September 2018 the group will perform at the legendary Carnegie Hall.

Monday,  Jun 25 - 6:00PM 
BENNINGTON WRITERS - FICTION
V. Hansmann, host

Randi Triant, featured author;  Andy Rosenzweig Royal Alvis Jeff Hill
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Please join tonight's featured author, Randi Triant; and three estimable writers, Andy Rosenzweig, Royal Alvis, and Jeff Hill.

After ten years as a filmmaker, Randi Triant received her MFA in writing and literature from Bennington College. Her fiction and nonfiction have appeared in literary journals and magazines. 'The Pecking Order' was selected for an anthology of the best writing about HIV/AIDS in the magazine Art & Understanding, published by Black Lawrence Press, and another story, 'The Memorial', was selected for the anthology Fingernails Across the Blackboard: Poetry and Prose on HIV/AIDS From the Black Diaspora. Randi has taught writing at Emerson College and Boston College, and lives in Provincetown. The Treehouse is her first novel.

  http://vleecker.com

Monday,  Jun 25 - 8:30PM 
VANISHA GOULD QUARTET
Vanisha Gould, vocals;  Lisanne Tremblay, violin;  Leandro Pellegrino, guitar;  Dan Pappalardo, bass
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"Jazz, Folk, something in between, none of the above... decide for yourself."

Tuesday,  Jun 26 - 6:00PM 
SONGS ON A SUMMER NIGHT
Jessica Crandall, soprano;  Ellen Mandel, piano, compositions;  Melanie Haskins, violin
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Soprano Jessica Crandall sings music by Ellen Mandel with special guest violinist Melanie Haskins

Jessica and Ellen perform lyrical, dramatic, and humorous songs with texts by E.E. Cummings, Charlotte Mew, W.B. Yeats, Glyn Maxwell, and Seamus Heaney, and welcome Melanie for a group of songs for voice, piano, and violin. When Crandall sings Mandel, and with Haskins on violin-----the music soars!

Mandel’s music is “Ardent, spiky, and freshly organic” NY Times

Ellen and Jessica love making music together. They have given numerous concerts of Mandel’s music, and have released a CD: I SO LIKED SPRING. Jessica can also be heard on Mandel’s CDs There Was a World and A Very Benny Christmas. Ellen and Jessica are thrilled that Melanie joins them for this special concert!

Tuesday,  Jun 26 - 8:01PM 
MATTHEW SHEENS, CD RELEASE: AMERICAN COUNTERPOINT
Matthew Sheens, piano;  Sam Zerna, bass;  Kenneth Salters, drums
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Written between the summer of 2016 - 2017, this is an 'American Counterpoint' extended piece that reflects on events during that time period, when larger numbers of bigoted and sometimes dangerous people found their voice, empowered largely, from the 2016 Presidential election.

Originally written for String Quartet and Rhythm section, this is an adaptation for voices, bass, drums and piano.

Listed as one of Fred Hersch’s “pianists you should know”, and described as “an outstanding pianist, stoked full of creative ideas and limitless technique....totally innovative and luminous” by the Australian, Sheens is a prolific composer and Australian pianist based in NYC.

Wednesday,  Jun 27 - 6:00PM 
INTERCULTURAL POETRY
Andrey Gritsman, host

Jeanne Marie Beaumont Phil Fried Patricia Carlin
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New books by New York Poets.

Wednesday,  Jun 27 - 8:01PM 
ANDY BISKIN’S 16 TONS, CD RELEASE: LOMAX
Andy Biskin, clarinet, bass clarinet;  Matt Holman, trumpet;  Dave Smith, trumpet;  Kenny Warren, trumpet;  Rob Garcia, drums
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Andy Biskin’s 16 Tons celebrates the legacy of legendary folklorist Alan Lomax with interpretations of songs Lomax collected for his monumental 1960 anthology, The Folk Songs of North America.

Biskin, who worked as an assistant to Lomax, has reimagined a dozen songs—ballads, hymns, children’s tunes, songs of protest—that capture the spirit and diversity of America’s folkways. The band features the unusual instrumentation of clarinet, drums, and a choir of three trumpets.

"One clarinetist worth watching is Andy Biskin, as much for his composing as his playing." —Kevin Whitehead, Fresh Air with Terry Gross

"Andy Biskin seeks to find the threads between old European folk music, early American songforms and the contemporary avant-garde." —Downbeat

  http://www.andybiskin.com

Thursday,  Jun 28 - 6:00PM 
MY SUMMER VACATION: STORIES SWEET AND SURPRISING
Michèle LaRue
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Actress Michèle LaRue returns with more vibrant, vintage Tales Well Told—stories from America’s Gilded Age:

The Nice People. . . indeed, they are . . . but—gossip grows at a summer resort. H. C. Bunner, 1890

Miss Esther's Guest. . . is not the one she asked for. Sarah Orne Jewett, 1893

Thursday,  Jun 28 - 8:01PM 
SAM BEVAN QUINTET, CD RELEASE:
Peter Apfelbaum, tenor sax, melodica;  Kenny Brooks, tenor sax;  Evan Francis, alto sax, flute;  Sam Bevan, bass;  Jerad Lippi, drums
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Originally hailing from San Francisco before making New York City his home, bassist/composer Sam Bevan brings his original modern jazz to Cornelia St. Cafe to celebrate the release of his new album “Emergence”. His music is presented in a chord-less mini big band format that features three horns, bass and drums. This ensemble draws from Jazz, R&B, Afro-Cuban and West African traditions to from a personal engaging sound emphasizing strong singable melodies and syncopated grooves.

“Articulate, focused and highly musical, Bevan's sense of melody and rhythmic thrust showcase his talent. Tight arrangements and well conceived writing goes to show that Bevan is a multi-dimensional artist with much to offer.” Randy McElligot, Jazzreview

“Jazzman Sam Bevan is a bassist for all occasions, as his quintet session bounces easily from hard-bop to groove-oriented jazz rock. It's Bevan's combination of tone, swing and chops that makes this line so fine.” --JD Constantine, Guitar World’s Bass Guitar

  http://www.sambevan.com

Friday,  Jun 29 - 8:35PM 
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