See the previous week's performances.   September 05-September 12, 2017  See the next week's performances.
Tuesday,  Sep 05 - 6:00PM 
Elektra Kurtis, violin;  Curtis Stewart, violin;  Lefteris Bournias, clarinet;  Bradley Jones, bass;  Reggie Nicholson, drums
Elektra Kurtis & Ensemble Elektra “Rituals for Peace 2 image

Ensemble Elektra brings a fresh perspective to creative music, connecting the modern beat of New York's life with its members' multi-ethnic roots. Their mission is to integrate musical traditions and styles and to emphasize building peace through live music rituals. The group will play original compositions by Elektra Kurtis from the newly released cd “Bridges from the East” mixed with more recent ones.

Elektra Kurtis grew up in a community of Greek refugees in Poland, continued her musical studies in Helsinki, Finland, and then came to NY. Her compositions reflect her multi-cultural musical experiences: classical Western, Greek, Arabic and jazz music. The Ensemble is a quintet: 2 violins, clarinet, bass and drums.

And featuring: Curtis Stewart (violinist with Stevie Wonder, Bruce Springsteen, PUBLIQuartet), and Lefteris Bournias (Regina Carter, leader of Apollo Orchestras) Bradley Jones ( bassist with: Ornette Coleman, Elvis Costello, Elvin Jones) and Reggie Nicholson (drummer with: Muhal Richard Abrams, Billy Bang, Leroy Jenkins).

 $10.00 cover plus $10.00 minimum

Tuesday,  Sep 05 - 8:00PM 
Deborah Latz, curator

Verena McBee, voice;  Billy Test, piano;  Ethan O'Reilly, bass;  Jon Di Fior, drums;  Special Guests Christian Contreras, tenor, soprano sax;  Gabriel Dowdy-Terracciano, violin
Voxecstatic: Verena McBee image

“Verena McBee is a powerful and very expressive singer…” — Scott Yanow

Born and raised in Northern Germany Verena McBee has always been connected to the arts studying both, classical music (piano, flute & vocals) and German literature at the University in her hometown of Osnabrueck in Germany.

She has appeared with David Kikoski & Mark Soskin on piano and also shared the stage as a guest with Cecil McBee, George Cables and Victor Lewis.

This year McBee’s second album, “U-PHORIA”, will come out with all compositions by her husband, jazz bassist and Grammy Award Winner, Cecil McBee. Tonight, Verena's band will give a little taste of the upcoming album!

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum

Tuesday,  Sep 05 - 9:30PM 
Deborah Latz, curator

Deanna Witkowski, piano, voice;  Daniel Foose, bass;  Scott Latzky, drums
Voxecstatic: Deanna Witkowski Trio image

An "astonishingly versatile bandleader" (Time Out New York) heralded for her wide stylistic range and her disregard for conventional harmonic boundaries.

pianist/composer/vocalist Deanna Witkowski makes her VoxEcstatic debut on the cusp of the release of her sixth recording, Makes the Heart to Sing: Jazz Hymns. With a set spanning breathtaking arrangements of Chopin and Cole Porter, original pop, sacred music, and contemporary Brazilian music, Witkowski's trio reflects her aesthetic to create what Hermeto Pascoal calls "universal music."

In addition to her 2016 win for best pianist at the 2016 HotHouse New York Jazz Fan Awards, Witkowski is the 2017 winner of a new commission for the Colorado Chorale, and the 2017 winner of the Hymn Society in the US and Canada's psalm contest. As a 2018 Sacatar Institute Fellow, she will spend two months next spring doing research in Bahia related to her upcoming Brazilian music project, the Nossa Senhora Suite.

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum

Wednesday,  Sep 06 - 6:00PM 
Bethany Birkett Lee Eypper Gayle Kirschenbaum Miki Noam Jessica Phillips Laszlo Santha
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Autumnal Equinox is almost here! Writers on Hudson chimes you into our most colorful season with six different voices: Bethany Birkett, Lee Eypper, Gayle Kirschenbaum, Miki Noam, Jessica Phillips and Laszlo Santha. We are Emmy-Award winners (ok, just Gayle is), short story writers, filmmakers, playwrights, actors, photographers, web series directors and world travelers who love NYC and would like to share our stories with you.

 $10.00 includes a drink 

Wednesday,  Sep 06 - 8:00PM 
Alyssa McDoom, vocals;  Evan Wright, guitar;  Daryl Johns, bass;  Charlie Culbert, drums

Songwriter Alyssa Mcdoom writes music inspired by folk music of the '60s and '70s and electric elements of '80s pop. In combination with her rooted musical foundation, the outcome delivers songs that evoke a modern take on these inspirations, special and sentimental. A singer whose emotional melodies are an ethereal dreamlike confluence of artists such as Joan Baez, Carole King, and Florence Welch.

"She is what we look forward to, as she will carry on the tradition and add her own distinctive mark on music. Alyssa has the qualities of a true artist that can do something significant in this field."

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum 

Alyssa McDoom Quartet image
Wednesday,  Sep 06 - 9:30PM 
Immanuel Wilkins , alto sax;  Micah Thomas, piano;  Daryl Johns, bass;  Kweku Sumbry, drums
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The Immanuel Wilkins Quartet is a group of young musician's in pursuit of the deepest spiritual layers of the music. They are presenting some original music that is rooted in melody, blues and rhythmic vitality.

"Immanuel Wilkins truly exemplifies the best qualities of the human experience and is deserving of recognition for his dedicated pursuit of musical excellence;".

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum

Thursday,  Sep 07 - 6:00PM 
Robin, Josh, and Tom, hosts

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This is a monthly opportunity for artists associated with the cafe--from every genre and every generation, past, present, and future--to gather informally, schmooze, re-invent the world, and hoist a glass of quelque chose (the only kind of chose to hoist). Our glorious curators are present, you can buttonhole them to find out what's cooking, you can introduce yourself to other toilers in the vineyard, invent projects and discover collaborators.

Finger food on us, drinks available. All are welcome.

Thursday,  Sep 07 - 8:00 & 9:30pm 
Marc Mommaas, tenor sax;  Nate Radley, guitar;  Matt Clohesy, bass;  Ari Hoenig, drums

Saxophonist Marc Mommaas is a gifted communicator and strong presence in today’s global jazz scene. He’s a William Borden Award recipient, co-director of the New York Jazz Workshop and the Hudson Jazzworks Program, a faculty member of the New School and composer of innovative works featured on Global Motion, Balance, Landmarc and Irreversible Momentum. Mommaas is a Sunnyside Records artist.

Corneliastreet Cafe is a special venue where the best of the best come together to develop new forms and explore new sounds. Many of Mommaas’ compositions had their debut on this stage and it was here where Mommaas made his mark in NYC as a leader twenty years ago. Needless to say Mommaas has a personal relationship with this stage and tonight he will bring in a stellar formation of reknown artists whom are on top of their game.

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum 


MARC MOMMAAS Quartet image
Friday,  Sep 08 - 6:00PM 
Ann Z. Leventhal Jon O. Newman
THE JON AND ANN SHOW: A Reading image

Married couple and writers, Ann Z. Leventhal, and a federal judge, Jon O. Newman, each just published new books (Ann's AMONG THE SURVIVORS and Jon's BENCHED: Abortion, Terrorists, Drones, Crooks, Supreme Court, Kennedy, Nixon, Demi Moore, and Other Tales from the Life of a Federal Judge). Come meet them and hear what they have to say about their books, their lives, and life in general.

 $10.00 includes a drink

Friday,  Sep 08 - 8:30 & 10:00pm 
Leo Genovese, piano;  Tony Malaby, tenor sax;  Juini Booth, bass;  Francisco Mela, drums
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Leo Genovese presents a dynamic quartet of all star improvisers.

 $10 cover plus $15 minimum

Saturday,  Sep 09 - 6:00PM 
Maria Lisella, Gil Fagiani, hosts

Clara Francesca John Martello
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The Italian American Writers Association, on behalf of National Translation Month, presents: Celebrating Pirandello's 150th Birthday....with a dramatic bilingual reading by Clara Francesca & John Martello!

 $10.00 includes a drink

Saturday,  Sep 09 - 8:30 & 10:00pm 
Ben Monder, guitar;  Tony Malaby, tenor sax;  Andrew Cyrille, drums
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Ben Monder and Tony Malaby, whose musical relationship goes back 20 years, team up with veteran master drummer Andrew Cyrille for a night of sonic explorations.

"Mr. Monder has a deep rapport with Mr. Malaby: Depending on the moment, they can seem like dance partners, sparring partners or members of a relay team. What they create is hallucinatory, indebted both to free-jazz avatars like Albert Ayler and the combustible side of prig-rock. "--New York Times

 $10 cover plus $15 minimum

Sunday,  Sep 10 - 6:00PM 
Gordon Gilbert, host

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No politics, no rants, no diatribes. Only personal remembrances of that day, expressed in poetry, prose, music and song.

Featuring: Kathryn Adisman, Carol Alexander Rosalie Calabrese, Patricia Carragon, Steve Dalachinsky, Lewis Grupper, Bob Heman, Linda Kleinbub, Leilani McInerny, Linda Morales, Ronnie Norpel, Frank Perrero, Fred Simpson, Griselda Steiner, Zev Torres, and Barry Wallenstein

 $10.00 includes a drink 

Sunday,  Sep 10 - 8:00PM 
Jorn Swart, piano, comp.;  Benni von Gutzeit, viola;  Lucas Pino, bass clarinet

The Malnoia trio, featuring Swart with Benni von Gutzeit (of the Turtle Island Quartet) on viola, and Lucas Pino (whose "No Net Nonet" has had a residency at Smalls Jazz Club for over three years) on bass clarinet, possesses the ability to sweep the listener up in a moving musical experience that has been described as "hallucinogenic chamber music".

"Jorn is a musician of great sensibility, with a very inventive mind. He will surprise us, I'm sure, and so will his music." - Jean-Michel Pilc­

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum

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Sunday,  Sep 10 - 9:30PM 
Félix Lemerle, guitar;  Nathan Brown, bass;  Peter Traunmueller, drums
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Every so often a musician and his ensemble come along and stamp their name on today’s musical landscape. With their new release “This is the Moment” (Release Date: September 8th, 2017), led by bassist Nathan Brown, the trio does just that. Joined on the new release by Felix Lemerle on guitar and Peter Traunmueller on drums, Brown and his comrades show why their musicianship and compositional skills are gaining the attention they deserve. The new release is a collection of original compositions along with interpretations of selections from Walter Davis Jr, Grant Green, Leslie Bricusse and Frederik Hollander. Jump on board with the Nathan Brown Trio and enjoy the ride.

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum

Monday,  Sep 11 - 6:00PM 
Tulis McCall, host

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10 Year Anniversary Show!!

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,  Sep 11 - 8:30PM 
Hitomi Honda, host, curator

Howie Kenty Lynn Bechtold Akio Mokuno Hannah Selin
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Pianist, Hitomi Honda brings new composers from unique backgrounds with their personal sounds.

 $10.00 cover plus $10.00 minimum 

Tuesday,  Sep 12 - 6:00PM 
Barbara Aliprantis, host

Jamie Brickhouse Scott Gawlicki Judith Heineman Phillip Giambri
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Four featured tellers, followed by an open story exchange: Up to five audience members will each get five minutes of stage time for stories, poems, spoken word, or music. Sign up: 5:45–6:10pm.

This month’s host: Barbara Aliprantis —with featured tellers Jamie Brickhouse; Scott Gawlicki; Judith Heineman; Phillip Giambri

 $10.00 includes a drink 

Tuesday,  Sep 12 - 8:00PM 
Chris Cheek, tenor sax;  Andrew Hartman, guitar;  Ike Sturm, bass;  Mark Ferber, drums
Andrew Hartman: Compass, CD Release Show image

The quartet will be performing music from their new release Compass, featuring Hartman’s original compositions -modern jazz with influences of Brazilian, Indian, and contemporary classical music. The music draws from a time of frequent travel and change of address for the composer.

“…an engaging and exceptional work of art” - All About Jazz

"...A skillful player that knows how to connect, Hartman impresses mightily here as a writer/leader/performer.” -Chris Spector, Midwest Record

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum 

Tuesday,  Sep 12 - 9:30PM 
Logan Strosahl, saxophone;  Jessica Pavone, viola;  Aquiles Navarro, trumpet;  Lim Yang, bass;  Allan Mednard, drums
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Logan Strosahl Team is a performance ensemble with a unique, post-genre sound influenced by everything from 16th century polyphony to Sun Ra to Pierre Boulez—all animated by the powers of improvisation.

“He makes his septet sound like a court orchestra drunk on Ornette Coleman and Charles Mingus. It is inspired, absorbing, and intelligent....It has all the makings of something great”-–Jazz News France

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum

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