See the previous week's performances.   July 09-July 16, 2017  See the next week's performances.
Sunday,  Jul 09 - 6:00PM 
DYSTOPIA (PLUS) UTOPIA, READINGS BY SUSAN I. WEINSTEIN AND SARA MINESQUERO
Dystopia (plus) Utopia, readings by Susan I. Weinstein and Sara Minesquero image

An evening of dystopian "speculative fiction" and utopian fantasy of Mer creatures, whose lives are parallel to our own. Where are the borders between imaginative fiction and reality, the politics of business and ineffable nature. The show will have music, sounds, projections of photos and illustrations from the books.

Susan I. Weinstein will read from Paradise Gardens

Sara Minisquero will read from Tales of the Mer Family Onyx: Mermaid Stories on Land and Under the Sea



 $10.00 includes a drink    http://www.facebook.com/paradise.gardens.new.edition/ http://www.facebook.com/Tales-of-the-Mer-Family-Onyx-New-Edition-1586938601331216/

Sunday,  Jul 09 - 8:30 & 10:00pm 
ROGERIO BOCATO TRIO
Tony Malaby, tenor sax;  Vitor Goncalves, piano, accordion;  Rogerio Boccato, percussion
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Rogerio Boccato (Maria Schneider, John Patitucci, Fred Hersch) and Vitor Gonçalves (Anat Cohen, Yotam Silberstein, Hermeto Pascoal) grew up in Brazil listening to and playing Hermeto Pascoal's intricate and adventurous music. Returning to Cornelia Street Cafe, Rogerio and Vitor invite Tony Malaby to revisit and recreate the master composer's work, focusing on his lush ballads.

It’s an open invitation to a journey of unknown destination - it will surely be a unique and spontaneous musical experience for all.


 $10 cover plus $10 minimum    http://www.rogerioboccato.com

Monday,  Jul 10 - 6:00PM 
KERI JOHNSRUD QUARTET
Keri Johnsrud, voice;  Addison Frei, piano;  Perrin Grace , bass;  Curtis Nowosad, drums
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Jazz vocalist/composer Keri Johnsrud returns to Cornelia Street with her group to perform a mix of originals found on her critically acclaimed album "This Side of Morning" (which includes pop, funk, and classical influences), traditional jazz standards, and new original material.


 $10.00 cover plus $10.00 minimum    http://www.kerijohnsrud.com http://www.facebook.com/kerijohnsrudjazz/

Monday,  Jul 10 - 8:30PM 
ALEXANDRA LEFF
Alexandra Leff, vocals, guitar;  Alex Clough, piano;  Alex Feldman, drums
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Alexandra Leff (vocals/guitar) performs her original, poetic, folk-inspired songs with Alex Clough (piano) and Alex Feldman (drums).


 $10.00 cover plus $10.00 minimum 

Tuesday,  Jul 11 - 6:00PM 
NEW YORK STORY EXCHANGE
Jeff Rose, host

Josh Homer Ember Flame Thomas Pryor Elizabeth Trundle
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Hear Stories! Tell Stories!

New York, “the city that never sleeps,” where everyone has a story to tell…

Featuring: Josh Homer, Ember Flame, Thomas Pryor, Elizabeth Trundle AND our 5-for-5 Open Story Exchange, where five audience members can sign up for five minutes onstage: stories, poems, spoken word, music—or any combination!



 $10.00 includes a drink 

Tuesday,  Jul 11 - 8:00PM 
ANDREW VAN TASSEL QUARTET
Andrew Van Tassel, alto sax, soprano sax;  Julian Shore, piano;  Edward Perez, bass;  Colin Stranahan, drums
Andrew Van Tassel Quartet image

Andrew Van Tassel makes his debut at the Cornelia Street Cafe as both a performer and composer to present his original music with a stellar band. Stemming from his recent release, "It's Where You Are", the music features influences from folk, classical, rock, and contemporary jazz music.

"His new album It's Where You Are confirms what many musicians already know, this guy is the real deal..." -- Jazz Critic Jon Neudorf

“It's Where You Are” by Andrew Van Tassel - Best Jazz release of 2016 -- Jazz Critic Jay Miller


 $10 cover plus $10 minimum    http://www.andrewvantasselmusic.com

Tuesday,  Jul 11 - 9:30PM 
JULIAN SHORE QUARTET
Julian Shore, piano;  Dayna Stephens, tenor sax;  Petros Klampanis, bass;  Colin Stranahan, drums
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“Julian Shore returns to Cornelia Street Café for a set of original compositions and improvisations. This top- flight quartet celebrates the thrill of spontaneity— presenting music of exploration and reflection.”

"Julian Shore shows deep maturity as a composer and bandleader,” -Downbeat

"His name belongs among the leaders of the young Jazz piano scene,” -JazzTimes


 $10 cover plus $10 minimum    http://www.julianshore.com

Wednesday,  Jul 12 - 6:00PM 
DORIAN DEVINS QUARTET SUMMER RESIDENCY, PART 1
Dorian Devins, vocals;  Tom Christensen, tenor sax, flute, oboe;  Lou Rainone, piano;  Tom Hubbard, bass
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A summer selection of jazz, bossa nova/samba, standards, and more.

"...her performance is tart, precise, and swinging. Devins' phrasing presently has no peer." "Devins' singing is crisp and exact and very hip" - All About Jazz "a cleverly lyrical, coolly intriguing jazz chanteuse " - New York Music Daily


 $10.00 includes a drink    http://www.doriandevins.com http://soundcloud.com/doriandevins

Wednesday,  Jul 12 - 8:00PM 
JEONG LIM YANG QUINTET, CD RELEASE: DE JA VU
Adam Kolker, tenor sax;  Michael Attias, alto sax;  Nick Sanders, piano;  Jeong Lim Yang, bass;  Jesse Simpson, drums
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Jeong Lim Yang gained her recognition from playing with new york city's veteran artists such as tim berne, oscar noriega, chris speed, adam kolker, michael attias and billy mintz since she moved to nyc in 2011. Yang's first leader album "deja vu", has reflected her pure inspiration of playing with these musicians and her compositional ideas resemble much of her hero's like Charlie Haden and Paul Motian.

"yang's interpretation of modern jazz is unique and creative, and her musicianship is at the top level of current community standards in jazz and art." -- Michael Attias


 $10 cover plus $10 minimum 

Wednesday,  Jul 12 - 9:30PM 
YUHAN SU QUINTET
Yuhan Su, vibraphone;  Matt Holman, trumpet;  Alex LoRe, alto sax;  Pablo Menares, bass;  Jimmy Macbride, drums
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In many ways, Yuhan Su represents the voice of the new generation of jazz musicians. Though she is firmly rooted in jazz tradition, her music is innovative, emotional, cerebral and most importantly, always lyrical. Her compositions and improvisations are uniquely hers, marked with an amalgamation of complexity, intensity and emotional resonance. And though she is capable of blistering technique, she always maintains a sense of melodic lyricism and wonder in her playing. Since the release of her second record A Room Of One's Own, the album has been listed on the Best of 2016 on Downbeat magazine and received numerous music awards and nominations including the Best Jazz Album of the Year and Best Instrumentalist Award from 2016 Golden Indie Award in Taiwan. Yuhan Su Quintet will be back at Cornelia presenting a series of new music entitled Viaje and City Animals.

‘Like the best fiction, it’s entirely enveloping’ - Downbeat (December, 2016)


 $10 cover Plus $10 minimum 

Thursday,  Jul 13 - 6:00PM 
J3 LIVE
Jasper Dutz, winds, compositions;  Jacob Shulman, tenor sax, compositions;  Jeremy Corren, piano;  Hwansu Kang, bass;  JK Kim, drums
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For over seven years, Jeremy Corren, Jasper Dutz, and Jacob Shulman have been making music together. Originally meeting while in attendance at the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts, the three continue to collaborate in a whacky yet virtuosic manner inspired by Jazz, Comedy, and Videogames. They will be joined by Hwansu Kang and JK Kim.


 $10.00 includes a drink    http://www.jasperdutz.com/

Thursday,  Jul 13 - 8:00PM 
AMANDA MONACO QUARTET, CD RELEASE: GLITTER
Amanda Monaco, guitar;  Lauren Sevian, bari sax;  Justin Carroll, organ;  Matt Wilson , drums
Amanda Monaco Quartet, CD Release: Glitter image

Grammy-nominated guitarist/composer Amanda Monaco has performed at venues such as Jazz at Lincoln Center, Birdland, Jazz Standard and Flushing Town Hall, and with artists such as Milt Hinton, Rufus Reid, and the Mingus Orchestra. She is an Assistant Professor at Berklee College of Music. Monaco's new quartet returns to Cornelia Street Underground to celebrate the release of their Posi-Tone CD release, Glitter.

"All that glitters may not be gold, but this album and its creator certainly are.​" - Dan Bilawsky, All About Jazz

"A crisply resourceful guitarist...playfully restive compositions" - The New York Times

"Swinging, sophisticated postbop." - Time Out New York


 $10 cover plus $10 minimum    http://www.amandamonaco.com http://www.youtube.com/guitarmonaco

Thursday,  Jul 13 - 9:30PM 
AARON BURNETT AND THE BIG MACHINE
Aaron Burnett, tenor sax, comp.;  Peter Evans, trumpet;  Carlos Homs, piano;  Nick Jozwiak, bass;  Colin Stranahan, drums
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The Big Machine is a project that was started in 2008 by Aaron Burnett with the intention of reflecting our urgency for freedom and peace in a world ruled by corporations and overwhelming technology. With this group once the creative gears get turning it truly becomes a vessel for higher spiritual understanding, harmony, beauty, complexity, precision, and melds the jazz tradition of the past and creative modern improvised music into a language of the present to awaken our senses and truly appreciate high energy art.

"One of the most broadly curious musicians in New York right now… [W]ith his own band, Big Machine, he’s working on a detailed, new-sounding, capacious vision of jazz, one that encompasses the extended tradition of jazz as well as classical and electronic music.” --Ben Ratliff


 $10 cover Plus $10 minimum  http://https://soundcloud.com/aaron-burnett-quartet/embrace-of-the-goddess

STREAMING LINK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CaoMC1HA4ZA

Friday,  Jul 14 - 6:00PM 
JOHN MCWHORTER'S NEW FACES
John McWhorter, piano, vocals, music direction
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Please join me, my family and friends for yet another edition of our series celebrating musical theatre songs you have probably never heard, and yet are delightful nevertheless on first hearing. We're going general for this edition, with a selection ranging from the 1930s to last week, including a number of songs I have been meaning to get around to since we began in 2011. Those who enjoyed the stage debut of our daughter in October's show can look forward to witnessing an even more confident, not to mention taller, version of what went over so pleasantly last time, as well as various of our longtime regulars. I may even play an overture!


 $10.00 cover plus $10.00 minimum 

Friday,  Jul 14 - 9:00PM & 10:30PM 
NATE RADLEY QUARTET
Nate Radley, guitar;  John Ellis, tenor sax;  Gary Wang, bass;  Mark Ferber, drums
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Please join the Nate Radley Quartet as they perform new compositions, and pieces from their releases “Morpheses” (Fresh Sound/ New Talent) and “Carrilon” (Steeplechase).

"One of the tastiest and most consistent players on the scene." - David R. Adler, New York City Jazz Record

“A perceptive young guitarist with an introspective but assertive style” - Nate Chinen, New York Times


 $10 cover plus $10 minimum    http://nateradley.com

Saturday,  Jul 15 - 6:00PM 
DANCE OF THE WORD: IN PRAISE OF SUMMER
John Todras, host

Peggy Fitzgerald Gordon Gilbert, Bob Heman Mindy Levokove, special performance;  Joshua Meander Evelyn Katz Lehman Weichselbaum Philip De Pinto The Elegant Ivory Duo, piano & song;  Evie Ivy Edi Monroy, dance & poetry
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Poetry, Dance, Music and Song!


 $10.00 cover plus $10.00 minimum 

Saturday,  Jul 15 - 9:00PM & 10:30PM 
DAN WEISS TRIO
Dan Weiss, drums;  Jacob Sacks, piano;  Thomas Morgan, bass
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With his trio, including Jacob Sacks and Thomas Morgan, Weiss has released two recordings entitled, ”Now Yes When" (2006) and "Timshel" (2011), which have been critically acclaimed for their unique approach to song structure and endlessly creative improvisation.

Weiss is quietly redefining the piano trio tradition with a blend of abstraction, cross-cultural touchstones, embedded classicism, and empathic improvisation" John Kelman


 $10 cover plus $10 minimum    http://www.danweiss.net

Sunday,  Jul 16 - 6:00PM 
REIS, WHITE AND WEINER: IRREGULAR RHYMERS: POETRY
Donna Reis Sarah White Estha Weiner
REIS, WHITE AND WEINER: IRREGULAR RHYMERS: Poetry image

Whether solo or riffing off each other, these three poets will jazz up your July!



 $10.00 includes a drink 

Sunday,  Jul 16 - 8:30PM 
NEW BRAZILIAN PERSPECTIVES:ADRIANO SANTOS QUARTET
Billy Newman, host

Dave Pietro, alto sax;  Edsel Gomez, piano;  Edward Perez, bass;  Adriano Santos , drums
New Brazilian Perspectives:Adriano Santos Quartet image

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum    http://www.adrianosantos.com/
Sunday,  Jul 16 - 10:00PM 
NEW BRAZILIAN PERSPECTIVES:ENGENHEIROS
Nando Michelin, piano;  Ebinho Cardoso, bass, voice;  Tiago Michelin, drums;  Rogerio Boccato, percussion

Engenheiros is the product of a collaboration between Nando Michelin and Ebinho Cardoso. The songs, written under a variety of influences, Jazz, Classical, Brazilian Music and even Flamenco sonorities, use poems by Brazilian iconic poet Joao Cabral de Melo Neto


 $10 cover plus $10 minimum    http://www.ebinhocardoso.com http://https://nandomichelin.bandcamp.com/

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