See the previous week's performances.   July 20-July 27, 2018  See the next week's performances.
Friday,  Jul 20 - 6:00PM 
AYA ISHIDA: "DAY BY DAY"
Aya Ishida, vocals, composition;  Berta Moreno, tenor sax;  Ray Gallon, piano;  Aidan O'Donnell, bass;  Francisco Mela, drums
Aya Ishida:

NYC based jazz vocalist and composer Aya Ishida will bring the music from her debut album "Day by Day". She will perform some jazz standers with great arrangements and some of her originals with a band.

  http://www.ayaishida.com http://www.facebook.com/ayaishidavocal/

Friday,  Jul 20 - 8:35PM 
TOM CHANG QUARTET
Tom Chang, guitar, comp.;  Quinsin Nachoff, tenor sax;  Matt Clohesy, bass;  Alex Ritz, drums
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Contemporary jazz guitarist, Tom Chang leads a quintet featuring some of the finest improvisers in the New York jazz scene. The music will encompass modern jazz to contemporary classical all with a heavy emphasis on groove and melody.

"What separates these tracks from other rock-leaning cuts made by jazz musicians today? It feels authentic. And then the brief funk tune "Scatterbrain" emerges about halfway though the album, there's chicken-scratch guitar and a simple yet heavy beat that screams The Meters. But later, things get eerie, as is someone was mixing funk with a New York jazz edge. That someone was Chang." --Brad Faberman (Downbeat Mag.)

  http://www.tomchangmusic.com

Saturday,  Jul 21 - 6:00PM 
SINGER SONGWRITER SABRINA PARKER
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Sabrina Parker is a twenty-one year old singer/songwriter born in Brooklyn, who after spending the first three years of her life in Puerto Rico, was raised in North London. She currently studies History at London School of Economics. Sabrina made her open mic debut in Woodstock, New York in 2011 and hasn’t stopped performing since then. She can regularly be seen in music nights around London at venues such as The Bedford, Notting Hill Arts Club, and The Troubadour. She has also performed internationally in cities such as Tokyo and New York. She has opened for iconic Glaswegian indie band The Bathers at The Lexington, and Autoheart at The Servants Jazz Quarters in Dalston for their acoustic album launch. Her self released debut single 'Fire and Ice' was heavily supported on BBC London Introducing presented by Gary Crowley. Now newly signed to 'Man In The Moon Records’, the label set up by Nick Stewart (the man who famously signed U2 to Island Records) Sabrina has released two new singles, 'Write You Down' and 'Babysit Your Happiness'.

  http://www.sabrinaparker.co.uk/ http://www.facebook.com/SabrinaParkerUK/

Saturday,  Jul 21 - 8:35PM 
MARIO PAVONE, VERTICAL QUINTET
Mario Pavone, bass, comp.;  Dave Ballou, trumpet;  Tony Malaby, tenor sax;  Peter McEachern, trombone;  Gerald Cleaver, drums

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Sunday,  Jul 22 - 6:00PM 
DIVORCED DIVAS OF COMEDY
Mindy Matijasevic Debbie Bazza Ken Watter Missy Grynkiewicz Rhonda Hansome
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Five hilarious and divorced comics deliver the funny. Guaranteed laughter!

  http://www.facebook.com/threedivorceddivas/ http://www.shesofunny.org/

Sunday,  Jul 22 - 8:00PM 
PHILIPPE LEMM TRIO
Philippe Lemm, drums;  Angelo Di Loreto, piano;  Jeff Koch, bass
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Exciting, colorful and energetic. The Philippe Lemm Trio, comprised of Dutch drummer Philippe Lemm and American pianist and bassist Angelo Di Loreto and Jeff Koch, was voted “Best Group” at the International B-Jazz Competition as well as “Best Solist”. The group’s performance of Di Loreto’s original composition “Salt Road” earned an ASCAP Jazz Composer Award in 2013

“Stunning, beautiful, and magnificent music was performed at the 2017 Northwest Jazz Festival. An overwhelming audience favorite. The Philippe Lemm Trio are consummate musicians with intricate and exciting arrangements. One of the most refreshing jazz music to hit our festival in years!” Tony Zambito, Artistic Director North West Jazz Festival

"From the first note till the last on the edge of your seat.......mesmerized by the trio"- Erik Raayman, Draai om je ore

Sunday,  Jul 22 - 9:30PM 
OPEN TABS
Santiago Leibson, piano;  Eli Asher , trumpet;  Yuma Uesaka, tenor sax;  Shawn Lovato, bass;  Mareike Wiening, drums
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Open Tabs is a quintet founded by pianist Santiago Leibson and bassist Shawn Lovato, composers “with a distinctive compositional approach and a knack for finding the right partners to bring it to life” (All About Jazz). Such partners include Eli Asher on the trumpet, Yuma Uesaka on the tenor saxophone, and drummer Mareike Wiening, all who are engaging, sensitive, and fearless improvisers. The collective uses both strict and loose composed frameworks in order to explore different contexts and modes of improvisation. This approach to composition and improvisation results in varying moments including strict rhythmic interaction, displays of dark improvised harmonic structures, and sonic hat tipping to the traditions of American improvised music.

Monday,  Jul 23 - 6:00PM 
BENNINGTON WRITERS - POETRY
V. Hansmann, host

Ethelbert Miller, featured poet;  Miriam O’Neal Al Abondado Sarah Wetzel
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Please join featured poet, Ethelbert Miller, and three estimable poets, Miriam O’Neal, Al Abonado, and Sarah Wetzel.

E. Ethelbert Miller is a writer and literary activist. He is the author of several collections of poetry and two memoirs. For fourteen years, Miller has been the editor of Poet Lore, the oldest poetry magazine published in the United States. In April 2015, Miller was inducted into the Washington, DC Hall of Fame. In 2016, he received the AWP George Garrett Award for Outstanding Community Service in Literature and the DC Mayor's Arts Award for Distinguished Honor. Miller currently serves on the faculty at the University of Houston/Victoria and hosts the weekly morning radio show On the Margin, which airs on WPFW-FM 89.3. The Collected Poems of E. Ethelbert Miller, published in 2016 by Willow Books, is a comprehensive collection that represents over 40 years of his career as a poet. Miller’s most recent book is If God Invented Baseball, published by City Point Press.

  http://vleecker.com

Monday,  Jul 23 - 8:30PM 
DM SALSBERG WITH GEORGIA WEBER AND OMER ASHANO
DM Salsberg, guitar, piano, lead vocals;  Georgia Weber, double bass, backing vocals;  Omer Ashano, violin, backing vocals
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"Honey-sweet mezzo-soprano. DM Salsberg, sensitive, acoustic guitar-wielding chanteuse — exposed, but not self-conscious — is not afraid to let her audience in."

  http://www.dmsalsberg.com

Tuesday,  Jul 24 - 6:00PM 
A SHORT EVENING OF JAZZ PIANO AND ORIGINAL LIMERICKS
Tom McDermott, piano, vocals
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Famed New Orleans pianist TOM McDERMOTT has toured the world with his piano; in NYC alone he has played Carnegie Hall, the 92nd Street Y, Joe's Pub, the Lincoln Center Summer Series, and of course the Cornelia Street Café. But he’s also a writer and an artist, and in 2017 Sagging Meniscus Press published a collection of his limericks and pencil sketches entitled FIVE LINES NO WAITING. This show will feature a beguiling mixture of limericks and associated piano-playing.

Tuesday,  Jul 24 - 8:00PM 
REBECCA NICOLE CHUBAY QUINTET
Rebecca Nicole Chubay, voice, guitar;  Sam Javitch, piano;  Yoav Eshed, guitar;  Lauren Seay, bass;  Kazuhiro Odagiri, drums
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New York Area native and Berklee graduate Rebecca Nicole Chubay is a singer, multi-instrumentalist, and songwriter with a special love for improvisation. She brings top musicians to her project, mixing classic and contemporary jazz with the sounds of indie rock and impressionist classical music. Her lyrics express a variety of shades of the human condition.

The show will feature fully arranged versions of work from her first EP "Jazz Impressionism," as well as other original music and classic standards from around the world.

Tuesday,  Jul 24 - 9:30PM 
ROBOT MOMMY
Nicki Adams, keyboard;  Patrick Adams, trumpet;  Eric Burns, guitar;  Doug Berns, bass;  Peter Manheim, drums
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From out of Robot Mommy’s 150 watt convectional womb come a stream of improvised algorhythmic automatons programmed to please past and future artificial aesthetes.

  http://ericburnsmusic.com http://robotmommy.bandcamp.com

Wednesday,  Jul 25 - 6:00PM 
CÉSAR HAAS QUARTET
César Haas, guitar;  Diego Ferreira, tenor saxophone;  Anthony Bianco, bass;  Michael Yaw , drums
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César Haas is a Brazilian jazz guitarist recently arrived in the NYC jazz scene. César is a Doctor of Musical Arts student at Eastman School of Music, where he also teaches jazz theory and improvisation courses along with private jazz guitar lessons. The group will be performing originals and arrangements of jazz tunes and Brazilian music.

  http://www.reverbnation.com/cesarhaas http://www.facebook.com/cesarhaascosta

Wednesday,  Jul 25 - 8:01PM 
JON IRABAGON QUARTET
Jon Irabagon, tenor sax;  Brian Marsella, piano;  Chris Lightcap, bass;  Dan Weiss, drums
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Jon Irabagon returns to the Cornelia Underground with a far reaching not to be missed new quartet

Thursday,  Jul 26 - 6:00PM 
NEW YORK QUARTERLY: A SUMMER READING
Amanda J. Bradley Tony Gloeggler Ted Jonathan
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The New York Quarterly is celebrating its 49th anniversary this fall. Cornelia Street is very happy to welcome NYQ back to its stage, where it enjoyed a 10-year reading series. NYQ Books was established in 2009 by Editor Raymond Hammond and has published upwards of 135 books of poetry.

Thursday,  Jul 26 - 8:01PM 
LUIS PERDOMO QUARTET
Luis Perdomo, piano;  Juan Diego Villalobos, vibraphone;  Boris Kozlov, 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”

Friday,  Jul 27 - 6:00PM 
AS YOU WILL: SHAKESPEAREAN IMPROV
David Brummer George Hider Conor Mullen
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If there’s one problem with the 884,647 words Shakespeare wrote, it’s that they’ve all been performed already. What about The virtually infinite number of words he hasn’t written...yet? The players of As You Will invite you to a show where we will bring to life all the plays and poetry the immortal bard would have written if he hadn’t gone and died. Huzzah!”

  http://shakespeareimprov.com http://facebook.com/AsYouWillShakespeare

Friday,  Jul 27 - 8:01PM 
KYLE NASSER QUINTET
Kyle Nasser, tenor, soprano sax;  Rich Perry, tenor sax;  Glenn Zaleski, piano;  Pablo Menares, bass;  Colin Stranahan, drums

Nasser brings some of NYCs finest improvisers to play the music they recently recorded for his sophomore album as a leader. “superlative musicianship as a performer, writer and a bandleader…ardent creativity and urbane artistic composure” – All About Jazz

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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