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Tuesday,  Jun 27 - 6:00PM 
The Peter Principle—Peter Cherches and Peter Wortsman Present New Books image D. Berg, R. Owens

Forerunners of flash fiction, Peter Cherches will present excerpts from his new book “Autobiography Without Words” and Peter Wortsman will read from his new book “Footprints in Wet Cement,” both published by Pelekinesis.

 $10.00 includes a drink

Tuesday,  Jun 27 - 8:00 & 9:30pm 
John Raymond, flugelhorn;  Gilad Hekselman, guitar;  Colin Stranahan, drums
John Raymond & Real Feels CD Release image

Recently included in the Downbeat Magazine Critic's Poll in the Trumpet Rising Star category, John Raymond is making a name for himself as one of the most promising, up-and-coming jazz musicians in New York. His band "Real Feels" plays a mix of familiar songs by artists such as Peter Gabriel, Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, Bon Iver and others, as well as original compositions that incorporate folk and electronic influences. Tonight they'll be playing primarily new music from a forthcoming recording due out in the coming months.

"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

Wednesday,  Jun 28 - 6:00PM 
Chris Campanioni John Reed Janet Sarbanes
The Summer of Love in Nuclear Winter: A Reading image

Luckily, we'll still love each other after the end of times. Hmm, or maybe we won't. Or, hmm, maybe not as much. Chris Campanioni, John Reed and Janet Sarbanes ponder with short readings from recent works from C&R Press.

 $10.00 includes a drink 

Wednesday,  Jun 28 - 8:00 & 9:30pm 
Dave Schroeder, sop. sax, clarinet, flute;  Sébastien Paindestre, piano, comp.;  Martin Wind, bass;  Billy Drummond , drums
Atlantico image

Atlantico is a new band formed by the meeting Paindestre and Schroeder is augmented by New York stalwarts Billy Drummond and Martin Wind.

“Atlantico” is full of joy and inspiration. From tune to tune, this collective quartet tells some beautiful stories about who they are and where they’ve been. I keep hitting the repeat button. Bravo!!!"--Joe Lovano

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum

Thursday,  Jun 29 - 6:00PM 
written and performed by Richard Hoehler

E. image

E. is award-winning playwright and actor Richard Hoehler’s accolade to his longtime mentor and friend, Edith (E.) Speziali. The worlds of Oscar Wilde and Spalding Gray collide in a most serendipitous way as a remarkable twenty-one-year relationship is rendered with irreverent wit, bold pronouncements, and a few choice cuss words.

 $10.00 cover plus $10.00 minimum

Thursday,  Jun 29 - 8:00 & 9:30pm 
Charles Altura, guitar;  Vitor Gonçalves, piano, accordion;  Or Bareket, bass;  Daniel Dor , drums
Or Bareket quartet image

Born in Jerusalem and raised in Buenos-Aires and Tel-Aviv, Or Bareket is currently one of the most in-demand and versatile bassists on the NYC jazz scene.

Winner of the 1st prize at the International Society of Bassists' jazz competition in 2011, Or’s diverse heritage is clearly present in his playing. His approach to improvisation is informed by Mediterranean, South American, and North African folklores, all interpreted through his deep knowledge and appreciation of the American Jazz tradition

This performance will feature music from "OB1", Or's upcoming debut recording.

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum


Friday,  Jun 30 - 6:00PM 
Sings Jazz Standards, Originals, And Contemporary Songs

Audrey Silver, vocals;  Bruce Barth, piano
Audrey Silver, Jazz Singer & Songwriter image

Audrey will be performing works from her recently released album, Very Early, as well as from her next album, which she expects to release in the next year.

Since releasingVery Early at The Cornelia Street Cafe in October, 2016, it has since received substantial, nationwide air-time, peaking at #100 on the Jazz Week chart, #12 on CMJ chart, and #10 on the RMR chart. Of note, it has recently been in regular rotation on WBGO.

“….Silver engrosses with her tales….[a] talent worthy of being picked up by a major label.” Robert Rusch, Cadence Jazz Magazine

 $10.00 cover plus $10.00 minimum

Friday,  Jun 30 - 9:00PM & 10:30PM 
Russ Johnson, trumpet, comp.;  Aruan Ortiz, piano;  Michael Formanek, bass;  Gerald Cleaver, drums
Russ Johnson Quartet image

Trumpeter Russ Johnson returns to New York to premiere a new group of compositions featuring a collection of New York’s finest improvisers.

“Trumpeter Russ Johnson has been all over the progressive jazz map. He’s been an A-list performer for several years.--All About Jazz

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum

Saturday,  Jul 01 - 6:00PM 
Andy Christie, host

Marie Faustin Leslie Goshko Brad Lawrence
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 MARIE FAUSTIN (GQ Magazine; The Warm Up), LESLIE GOSHKO (Huffington Post; Sideshow Goshko), BRAD LAWRENCE (Hotsy Totsy Burlesque; Moth GrandSlam Champion), and a story from your host, ANDY CHRISTIE (The New York Times; The Moth Radio Hour)

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

"Christie & Co. make dishonesty fun again." - TimeOut New York

 $10.00 cover plus $10.00 minimum

Saturday,  Jul 01 - 9:00PM & 10:30PM 
Russ Johnson, trumpet, comp.;  Aruan Ortiz, piano;  Michael Formanek, bass;  Gerald Cleaver, drums
Russ Johnson Quartet image

Trumpeter Russ Johnson returns to New York to premiere a new group of compositions featuring a collection of New York’s finest improvisers.

“Trumpeter Russ Johnson has been all over the progressive jazz map. He’s been an A-list performer for several years.--All About Jazz

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum

Sunday,  Jul 02 - 6:00PM 
Anthony Cohen, vocals;  Simon Nicolas, piano
Two French Guys Play Jazz image

The best of classic jazz ballads delivered up with a French flair. Let "Two French Guys" serenade and transport you with a refreshing jaunt through the songbooks of legends like Nat King Cole and Frank Sinatra. Elegant piano stylings join with smooth crooning to indulge your nostalgia for an era of romance, innocence, and optimism.

 $10.00 includes a drink 

Sunday,  Jul 02 - 8:30 & 10:00pm 
Deborah Latz, curator

Kurt Elling, voice;  Will Vinson, alto sax;  Vinnie Valentino, guitar;  Matt Penman, bass
VoxEcstatic Special Edition: Kurt Elling image

GRAMMY winner Kurt Elling is among the world’s foremost jazz vocalists. He won the DownBeat Critics Poll for fourteen consecutive years and was named “Male Singer of the Year” by the Jazz Journalists Association on eight occasions.

Elling’s rich baritone spans four octaves and features both astonishing technical mastery and emotional depth. His repertoire includes original compositions and modern interpretations of standards, all of which are springboards for inspired improvisation, scatting, spoken word, and poetry.

In 2016 Elling performed again at The White House in the fifth International JazzDay concert, hosted by President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama.

Cornelia Street Cafe is delighted and thrilled that Kurt Elling will bring his vocal brilliance to Cornelia Street Underground to celebrate our 40th Anniversary in the VoxEcstatic Special Edition.

“Elling is the standout male vocalist of our time.” — The New York Times

“Since the mid-1990s, no singer in jazz has been as daring, dynamic or interesting as Kurt Elling. With his soaring vocal flights, his edgy lyrics and sense of being on a musical mission, he has come to embody the creative spirit in jazz.” — Washington Post

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum

Monday,  Jul 03 - 6:00PM 
Tulis McCall, host

Monologues & Madness image

Original Monologues. No slamming, no judges, just great material, excellent actors and YOU. Come See These Amazing Daredevils Perform Without a Net!!!

 $15.00 includes a drink 

Monday,  Jul 03 - 8:30PM 
David Amram, piano, french horn, flutes, composition & surprises;  Kevin Twigg, drums, glockenspiel;  Rene Hart, bass;  Elliot Peper, bongos
AMRAM & CO image

This series explores in his highly personable, generous and informal style the astonishing variety of David Amram's interests and accomplishments--renowned composer of symphonic classical music, jazz compositions, improvisation, spoken word, scat, he sits at the piano, schmoozes about music, about the greats, the beats, the obscure, the legendary; plays the French horn, pulls out all kinds of instruments (flutes, drums, horns) gathered from his many circumnavigations of the globe, pulls in guests drawn from just about every artistic walk of life.

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum

Tuesday,  Jul 04 - 2:00PM 
Robin, Josh, and Tom, hosts

July 4th And Our 40th! image

Join us for an incredible two part celebration as the nation turns 241 and the cafe turns 40!

2:00 p.m. On Cornelia Street (in front of and inside of the cafe): David Amram and friends lead the celebration. Expect the unexpected in music, cheers, toasts, and stilts! With plenty of special guests!

7:00 p.m. Our monthly Artists Salon moves from Thursday to Tuesday this month. Join cafe regulars and superstars alike: Sheila Jordan, John McNeil, Ellen Mandel, Michael Lydon, Jennifer Rawlings, Gordon Gilbert, Jessica Crandall, Verena McBee, and so many more!


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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