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Entertaining Science: The Taste of Light  12/3/2017
Entertaining Science: Art At The Intersection Of The Ephemeral And The Eternal 11/5/2017
Entertaining Science: ASTROBIOLOGY, ACCORDIONOLOGY 10/1/2017
Entertaining Science: BE DAZZLED 9/3/2017
Entertaining Science: CROSSING GENRES, IN SEARCH OF EXOMOONS 6/4/2017
ENTERTAINING SCIENCE: THE NESTEDNESS OF THINGS 5/7/2017
Entertaining Science: MUTANT MIRACLES 4/2/2017
Entertaining Science: EVIDENCE THAT MUSIC HEALS, AND NOT JUST THE SOUL 3/5/2017
Entertaining Science: THE ABSTRACT BOWL! 2/5/2017
Entertaining Science: CARBON’S ITALIAN FAMILY CONNECTIONS 12/4/2016
Entertaining Science: Cold War, Warm Climate 11/6/2016
Entertaining Science: DO BABIES GET THE BLUES? 10/2/2016
Entertaining Science: The Jazz of Physics, Artificial Intelligence and Sculpture 9/4/2016
Entertaining Science: MUSIC FOR THE CORNELIA FIREWORKS 7/3/2016
Entertaining Science: THE MUSE AT THE BIRTH OF THE UNIVERSE 6/5/2016
Entertaining Science: FLAMENCO ON THE BRAIN 5/1/2016
Entertaining Science: The Jazz Cure for Molecules in Distress 4/3/2016
Entertaining Science: OLIVER ON OUR MINDS 3/6/2016
Entertaining Science: THE DANCE OF MOLECULES 2/7/2016
Entertaining Science: 65 MILLION YEARS OF BIRD EVOLUTION DON’T LIE 12/6/2015
Entertaining Science: WHAT MISTINGUETT AND MARIE CURIE TALKED ABOUT 11/1/2015
Entertaining Science : Oscillation/Why Wake Up in the Morning 10/4/2015
Entertaining Science : What did Roald do over the summer? 9/6/2015
Entertaining Science: Turning Breath Into Music 6/7/2015
Entertaining Science: THE HARMONIC DESTINY OF HEALING 5/3/2015
Entertaining Science: EGGSTRAVAGANZA (AND CHICKENS TOO) 4/5/2015
Entertaining Science: Pluto and the Ice Princess, Together at Last 3/1/2015
Entertaining Science: LUNINE, LIGETI, and McMURRAY 2/1/2015
Entertaining Science: SOUND SYMMETRY - Patterns of Mind  1/4/2015
Entertaining Science: SO YOU THINK YOU’VE HEARD IT ALL? 12/7/2014
Entertaining Science: Light and Color 11/2/2014
Entertaining Science: The Big Melt: Tales of Antarctica 10/5/2014
Entertaining Science: ONE NOTE AT A TIME? IT DOESN'T HAVE TO BE LIKE THAT!  9/7/2014
Entertaining Science: Unfolding Evolution 6/1/2014
Entertaining Science: Life's Music 5/4/2014
Entertaining Science: SING TO ME, O NATURAL PHILOSOPHER! 4/6/2014
Entertaining Science: EDGES and GRAVITONS 3/2/2014
Entertaining Science: MUSIC, LANGUAGE LEARNING US 2/2/2014
Entertaining Science: SMALL, DEADLY, AND DELICIOUS 1/5/2014
Entertaining Science: CO-SEISMIC PIANO 12/1/2013
Entertaining Science: Explosive evolution in birds 11/3/2013
Entertaining Science: Interactions : So Complicated It's Simple 10/6/2013
Entertaining Science: CIAO BELLA! WHAT MAKES AN ARIA OR AN ALCOHOL BEAUTIFUL? 9/1/2013
Entertaining Science: Mars ! 6/9/2013
Entertaining Science: MUSIC OF THE SPHERES 5/12/2013
Entertaining Science: On Paper 4/14/2013
Entertaining Science: Now Hear This! 3/10/2013
Entertaining Science: A Jump into the Gene Pool 2/10/2013
Entertaining Science: FLIGHT CLUB 12/9/2012
Entertaining Science: YOU ARE WHAT YOU HEAR 11/11/2012
Entertaining Science: IT YEAST AIN’T THE SAME 10/14/2012
Entertaining Science: Hearts and Devils 9/9/2012
ENTERTAINING SCIENCE: PAY ATTENTION! 6/10/2012
Entertaining Science: Rhapsody for Piano and Universe 5/13/2012
ENTERTAINING SCIENCE  4/8/2012
Entertaining Science: BEAUTY AND THE BEASTIES 3/11/2012
Entertaining Science: The Two Garys--Guitar Zero & Exponential 2/12/2012
Entertaining Science: SILENT GENES AND GENTLE SONGS 1/8/2012
ENTERTAINING SCIENCE: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, O UNIVERSE  12/11/2011
ENTERTAINING SCIENCE: THE DRONE AND THE UNIVERSE 11/13/2011
ENTERTAINING SCIENCE  10/9/2011
Entertaining Science 9/11/2011
Cafe Stories 7/25/2011
Entertaining Science 7/10/2011
Entertaining Science 6/12/2011
Entertaining Science 5/8/2011
Entertaining Science 4/10/2011
Entertaining Science 3/13/2011
Entertaining Science 2/13/2011
Entertaining Science: Abstraction and Passion: The Brainwave Music Project 1/9/2011
The Science of Fear in Words and MUsic 6/6/2010
Entertaining Science 5/2/2010
Prognosticating the World's Wheat and Bluegrass 4/4/2010
Entertaining Science -- Can culture emerge from scratch? 3/7/2010
Entertaining Science -- The Camera Never Lies 2/7/2010
Entertaining Science -- EXTREMES 1/3/2010
Entertaining Science -- YOU SEE WHAT YOUR BRAIN WANTS YOU TO SEE 12/6/2009
Entertaining Science -- SHAPES AND ENERGIES: LOVE AND HATE AMONG THE ATOMS 11/1/2009
Entertaining Science -- NATURAL LAW: DARWIN'S TANGLED BANK 10/4/2009
Entertaining Science -- THE WORLDS WE MAKE UP 9/6/2009
Entertaining Science -- ACQUA! THE SOUNDS AND SCIENCE OF WATER 6/7/2009
Entertaining Science -- EL BAILE BACTERIANO! 5/3/2009
Entertaining Science -- ANNIHILATION! 4/5/2009
Entertaining Science -- NANOARCHITECTURES: WHY MORE OF LESS IS MORE! 3/1/2009
Entertaining Science -- JEDUTHUN’S HEIRS: JEWISH GENES, JEWISH GROOVES 2/1/2009
Entertaining Science -- FLEAS ON STEROIDS 1/4/2009
Entertaining Science -- A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE LAB 12/7/2008
Entertaining Science -- IMAGINE SCIENCE IN FILM 11/2/2008
Entertaining Science -- The Haphazard Construction of the Human Mind 10/5/2008
Entertaining Science -- TABOOS 9/7/2008
Entertaining Science -- WAVE/PARTICLE 6/1/2008
Entertaining Science -- WHY DO WHALES SING? 5/4/2008
Entertaining Science -- It's the Way it Shatters that Matters 3/2/2008
Entertaining Science -- Five Feet High and Rising 2/3/2008
Entertaining Science -- SeaChange: Reversing the Tide 1/6/2008
Entertaining Science -- THINKING, FEELING 12/2/2007
Entertaining Science -- ALL IS PATTERN 11/4/2007
Entertaining Science -- Harmonious Triads 10/7/2007
Science 8/30/2007
Entertaining Science -- COLTRANE, EINSTEIN, AND COSMOLOGY 2 7/1/2007
Entertaining Science -- Reflections of the Animal Mind 6/3/2007
Entertaining Science -- HE SAYS, SHE SAYS, EITHER WAY IT'S ALL PHALLACY 5/6/2007
Entertaining Science -- A RIFF ON THE WAY TO STRUCTURE 4/1/2007
Entertaining Science -- ATYPICAL ANTIPSYCHOTICS 3/4/2007
Entertaining Science -- MIRROR, MIRROR ON THE WALL 2/4/2007
Entertaining Science -- COSI SIMILI, COSI DIVERSE 1/7/2007
Entertaining Science -- I FORGOT TO LEARN TO FORGET 12/3/2006
Entertaining Science -- NAMING NATURE 11/5/2006
Entertaining Science -- Chateau Jiahu, Vintage 7000 BC 10/15/2006
Entertaining Science 2 -- Chateau Jiahu, Vintage 7000 BC 10/15/2006

Entertaining Science -- CHOICES
 9/3/2006
Entertaining Science -- Finally With Women 8/6/2006
Entertaining Science -- SMALL TALK AMONG THE BACTERIA 6/4/2006
Entertaining Science -- BIOMINERALIZATION: THE BEAUTY OF FUNCTION 5/7/2006
Entertaining Science -- AFTERNOON OF THE CHIMERAS 4/2/2006
Entertaining Science -- IN YOUR EAR 3/5/2006
Entertaining Science -- DARWIN’S BIRTHDAY BASH 2/5/2006
Entertaining Science -- NEON! 12/4/2005
Entertaining Science -- IMPROVISING ON CHAOS 11/13/2005
Entertaining Science -- GM FOODS; MONSTERS OR MIRACLES? 10/2/2005
Entertaining Science -- FERNS 9/4/2005
Entertaining Science -- FROM SAMARKAND TO CORDOBA 8/7/2005
Entertaining Science -- SCIENCE AND THE MORAL LIFE--A MISMATCH? 6/5/2005
Entertaining Science -- WHY DO BIRDS SING? 5/1/2005
Entertaining Science -- SHUFFLE OFF THIS MORTAL COIL 3/6/2005
Entertaining Science -- ECO-OPERA-EVO 2/6/2005

 
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ART ON THE WALLS

Mixed Media by RACKIE DIANKHA

All art is for sale. Please inquire

Sunday
Oct 02
6:00PM  ENTERTAINING SCIENCE: DO BABIES GET THE BLUES?
Roald Hoffman, Dave Soldier, hosts

Joseph Isler, scientist;  Simona Premazzi, piano;  Tessa Souter, jazz vocals
Entertaining Science: DO BABIES GET THE BLUES? image

What’s it like to be a baby? Thomas Nagel famously asked “What is it like to be a bat?”, pondering what consciousness, the subjective experience of the world, would be like in animals. It’s nearly as difficult to imagine the subjective life of a baby.

Columbia University’s Joseph Isler will discuss what’s known about the infant mind, and present tantalizing recent work in quantifying consciousness during infancy. Acclaimed jazz pianist Simona Premazzi, faculty member at downtown’s Church Street School for Music and Art, closes the show with beautiful jazz and blues inspired by lullabies and children’s songs from around the world.

Tessa Souter will join Simona singing her rendition of John Coltrane’s Wise One

  simonapremazzi.com/ www.tessasouter.com

8:35PM  DJANGO AT CORNELIA STREET, ULTRAFAUX
Koran Agan, host

Michael Joseph Harris, guitar;  Sami Arefin, guitar;  Eddie Hrybyk, bass
DJANGO AT CORNELIA STREET, UltraFaux image

Cornelia Street Cafe, with it's Django at Cornelia Street series, celebrates the music of Django Reinhardt by featuring some of the finest gypsy jazz bands and other musicians influenced by the legendary gypsy guitarist. This month Cornelia Street Cafe welcomes back Baltimore based Ultrafaux.

Ultrafaux performs original music inspired by legendary Jazz Manouche guitarist Django Reinhardt with influences from Romani and Balkan folk, swing, funk, blues and Dixieland. The core musicians of Ultrafaux also perform traditional Django Reinhardt repertoire under the name Hot Club of Baltimore. The ensemble often features the captivating vocals of Alexis Tantau on Occitan folk songs, Edith Piaf tunes, and a vast repertoire of jazz including Eartha Kitt, Maxine Sullivan, Charles Trenet, Jacques Dutronc, Ella Fitzgerald, and Henri Salvador.

  www.UltraFauxMusic.com www.MichaelJosephHarris.com

Monday
Oct 03
6:00PM  MONOLOGUES & MADNESS
Tulis McCall, host

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

8:30PM  AMRAM & CO
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.

  www.davidamram.com

Tuesday
Oct 04
6:00PM  DOR HELED TRIO - "LEARNING TO DANCE"
Dor Heled, piano;  Yoni Marianer, double bass;  Eran Fink, drum set
Dor Heled Trio -

Pianist Dor Heled is joined by his trio for a special concert featuring original music from his upcoming debut album, "Learning to dance".

  www.dorheled.com

8:00PM  VOXECSTATIC: LAURA CAMPISI QUARTET - A NEW SONGBOOK
Deborah Latz, curator

Laura Campisi, voice, composition;  Q Morrow, guitar;  Yoshi Waki, bass;  Peter Kronreif, drums
VOXECSTATIC: LAURA CAMPISI QUARTET - A NEW SONGBOOK image

For the first time ever in New York City, jazz singer and songwriter Laura Campisi pulls an entire show of originals compositions out of her hat. After exploring the lengths of American standards, Italian songs and Sicilian traditional music, time has arrived for the next step. One hour of original music, with brand new arrangements and a new sound! The show features Laura Campisi's new band, a quartet built on a strong groove and good vibes.

  lallajazz.wixsite.com/lauracampisi

9:30PM  VOXECSTATIC: CHRISTIANE KARAM QUINTET
Deborah Latz, curator

Christiane Karam, voice;  Ismail Lumanovski, clarinet;  Alon Yavnai, piano;  Peter Slavov, bass;  Satoshi Takeishi, percussion
VOXECSTATIC: CHRISTIANE KARAM QUINTET image

Christiane Karam returns to New York City at the Cornelia Street Cafe with her signature blend of Middle Eastern, Balkan and jazz influences. Karam will present a compelling mix of traditional songs, standards, and originals, as well as an exclusive glimpse into her new project.

  www.christianekaram.com

Wednesday Oct 05
6:00PM  SMART COMEDY
Nadie King, host, curator

Smart Comedy image

Eight comics perform brand new material on a randomly generated topic. Audience then scores the comics. Come pick who you think did the best set!

Smart Comedy started in 2011, from a monthly workshop to packed shows. Comics perform 5 new minutes of clean, socially relevant comedy based on a random topic. Audience scores the comics. Winner takes home an official Smart Comedy hackysack. We have performed in Chicago, Orlando and NY.

Host and curator Nadie King has appeared with Billy Gardell, Jim Gaffigan, Janeane Garafalo and JJ Walker and was a finalist at California’s Funniest Female contest.

  www.smartcomedy.us www.facebook.com/SmartComedyNow/

8:01PM  SOFIA RIBEIRO & ANDRES ROTMISTROVSKY DUO
Sofia Ribeiro, voice;  Andres Rotmist, bass
Sofia Ribeiro & Andres Rotmistrovsky Duo image

A unique and innovative collaboration between Portuguese singer Sofia Ribeiro and Argentine bassist Andres Rotmistrovsky has created a powerful musical relationship. Encouraged by thousands of enthusiastic followers from all over the world, they began recording their first CD after a few short months as a team. The result is Lilás - which is Portuguese for the color lilac - an album that features Sofia’s stunning vocals and Andres’ soulful bass guitar.

Lilás masterfully showcases Andres’ versatile, broad-ranged talent on the bass, and Sofia’s gorgeous voice, which complement each other harmoniously and blend into a playful, intimate, and captivating sound. They rediscover twelve songs from Brazil, Portugal and Argentina, composed by Djavan, Jorge Drexler, Tom Jobim, Fito Paez, Lenine and Juan Luis Guerra, among others.

“Lilás soothes, gently swings, and communicates a connection between the artists that draws the listener in with its simplicity. Andres’ harmonics induce a dreamlike state as Sofia’s voice floats effortlessly above the bass lines. Their melodic and harmonic choices are brilliant in their use of space and dynamics. The purity of their sound is refreshing.” Marcia Salter, U.S.A.

“Sofia and Andres are two exceptional musicians that not only impress and captivate the listener for their virtuosity, but also for the simplicity, profoundness, sympathy and spontaneity that they transmit when they play together.” EUA Contacto, U.S.A.

“In a world of over-produced music, Lilás reminds me that less can be more when the right musicians get together. Beautiful and absolutely enjoyable (not only the performance, but also the eclectic selection of songs). Gregorio Uribe, Colombia

  www.sofiaribeiro.com www.facebook.com/sofiaribeiromusic

Thursday
Oct 06
6:00PM  ARTISTS SALON
Robin, Josh, Deborah, 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.

8:00PM  ADAM KOLKER, STEVE CARDENAS, BILLY MINTZ
Adam Kolker, tenor sax, clarinet;  Steve Cardenas, guitar;  Billy Mintz, drums

"This long-standing trio performs music from their upcoming CD, to be released on Sunnyside Records.”

"HE’S A REAL IMPROVISER, MAKING IMPULSIVE CHOICES ABOUT PHRASING AND HOW TO IMPLY A CHORD..." BEN RATLIFF - NY TIMES

Adam Kolker, Steve Cardenas, Billy Mintz image
9:30PM  CAROLINE DAVIS QUARTET
Caroline Davis, alto sax;  Julian Shore, piano;  Tamir Shmerling, bass;  Jay Sawyer, drums

Mobile since her birth in Singapore, Caroline Davis now lives in Brooklyn, New York. She has shared musical moments with a diverse group of musicians, including Matt Wilson, Matt Mitchell, Ellis Marsalis, Bobby Broom, Greg Saunier, Dennis Carroll, Randy Brecker, Dave Stryker, Erin McKeown, Allison Miller, Jenny Owen Youngs, and Billy Kaye.

Her debut album, Live Work & Play, was featured on All About Jazz’s best releases, and she was named one of JazzTimes’ Best New Artists in their Expanded Critics’ Poll. Doors: Chicago Storylines, Caroline's sophomore album, is an audio documentary that uniquely sets stories from Chicago's jazz scene from the 80s and 90s alongside her original music. This year, she was named one of DownBeat’s rising stars in alto-saxophone category.

"Davis' dark-toned alto saxophone gently spins pensive melodic lines…” (Ed Enright, Downbeat Magazine)

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Friday
Oct 07
6:00PM  THE MONTHLY: EXILE ON BRIDGE STREET
Kat Georges, Peter Carlaftes, hosts

with author Eamon Loingsigh and author Kathleen Donohoe
The Monthly: Exile On Bridge Street image

Three Rooms Press presents The Monthly–

EXILE ON BRIDGE STREET Launch with author Eamon Loingsigh

Three Rooms Press celebrates the New York launch of the Brooklyn-based Irish gang saga EXILE ON BRIDGE STREET by Eamon Loingsigh with special guest Brooklyn-based author Kathleen Donohoe (Ashes of Fiery Weather).

EXILE ON BRIDGE STREET- The sequel story of the critically acclaimed Light of the Diddicoy follows Irish immigrant Liam Garrity as he struggles to find adulthood in pre-Prohibition Brooklyn. As tensions and violence rise in Ireland, he struggles to find a way to reunite his family in America. Joining a gang in “Irishtown” under the Manhattan and Brooklyn bridges, he finds himself on the violent Brooklyn waterfront, struggling to find himself while fighting to survive. When a rival gang member vies to take over, Garrity must fight his own war that mirrors the one his family is fighting in Ireland, the home he left behind.

Loingsigh takes readers on a fast-paced adventure through time, blending the beauty and grit of New York with the violent and turbulent reality of the Irish immigrants that came searching for a better life, only to find a new war of their own. This is the second installment in the Auld Irishtown trilogy, but stands alone as a powerful piece of historical fiction.

“In Exile on Bridge Street, Eamon Loingsigh recreates the forgotten world of Irish immigrant New York with a combination of accuracy and drama found only in the best historical fiction” – Tyler Anbinder, professor of history, George Washington University; author, Five Points

Copies of EXILE ON BRIDGE STREET will be available for purchase and signing.

  threeroomspress.com

9:00PM & 10:30PM  TYSHAWN SOREY TRIO
Tyshawn Sorey, drums, comp.;  Cory Smythe, piano;  Chris Tordini, bass
Tyshawn Sorey Trio image

Since the release of “Alloy” (Pi Recordings, 2014), the Tyshawn Sorey Trio has evolved to become one of the leading piano trios of today’s generation. Their Village Vanguard residency in late 2015 and more recently their debut appearance at the Newport Jazz Festival has garnered widespread critical acclaim in New York City and abroad. Drawing from the work of piano trios led by Andrew Hill, Paul Bley, Jason Moran, and Vijay Iyer, Tyshawn Sorey (drums, compositions) takes on the jazz piano trio tradition and extends the continuum to include a very wide breadth of influences ranging from classical to late 20th century compositional technique and performance practice, as well as music from many other genres. Cory Smythe (piano) and Christopher Tordini (bass) have over ten years’ experience in collaboration with Sorey. Returning to Cornelia Street Café for their second two-night engagement, the trio will present several new compositions from their upcoming release, as well as from Sorey’s latest release The Inner Spectrum of Variables (2016).

“…a chamberesque unit that works as much with new-music protocols as with any jazz dialect” – Nate Chinen, New York Times

“Some music that seeks to draw from multiple traditions tends to announce that purposeful hybridity from the drop. Sorey’s aesthetic draws power from its patience, and the confidence that comes from not needing to prove anything to jazz specialists or classical heads.” - Seth Colter Walls, The Guardian

“Sorey’s music has a meditative, patiently expanding quality that you wouldn’t normally expect from a jazz drummer…and he appears to be growing more ambitious with each passing year, demonstrating a fierce imagination by embracing new and unexpected forms.” - Phil Freeman, Wire Magazine

  http://pirecordings.com/artist/Tyshawn_Sorey

Saturday
Oct 08
6:00PM  GREEK AMERICAN WRITERS ASSOCIATION
Penelope Karageorge, host

Harry Dounchis Perry S. Nicholas Maria Sebastian
Greek American Writers Association image

Enjoy a dazzle-dazzle program of poetry, music and literary intrigue. Harry Dounchis, Ph.D., will premiere his page-turning novel, Sand Hill Interns, about two young Stanford U. biochemists and a billion-dollar marijuana plot. Perry S. Nicholas, award-winning poet, will present work from his collections including The River of You and Beginnings: Poems to Greece and Back. Maria Sebastian, an acoustic singer/songwriter will perform her original songs. Maria has opened for dozens of national acts and recorded with many of their members. Just $10 for a glass of wine or soft drink and the program.

9:00PM & 10:30PM  TYSHAWN SOREY TRIO
Tyshawn Sorey, drums, comp.;  Cory Smythe, piano;  Chris Tordini, bass
Tyshawn Sorey Trio image

Since the release of “Alloy” (Pi Recordings, 2014), the Tyshawn Sorey Trio has evolved to become one of the leading piano trios of today’s generation. Their Village Vanguard residency in late 2015 and more recently their debut appearance at the Newport Jazz Festival has garnered widespread critical acclaim in New York City and abroad. Drawing from the work of piano trios led by Andrew Hill, Paul Bley, Jason Moran, and Vijay Iyer, Tyshawn Sorey (drums, compositions) takes on the jazz piano trio tradition and extends the continuum to include a very wide breadth of influences ranging from classical to late 20th century compositional technique and performance practice, as well as music from many other genres. Cory Smythe (piano) and Christopher Tordini (bass) have over ten years’ experience in collaboration with Sorey. Returning to Cornelia Street Café for their second two-night engagement, the trio will present several new compositions from their upcoming release, as well as from Sorey’s latest release The Inner Spectrum of Variables (2016).

“…a chamberesque unit that works as much with new-music protocols as with any jazz dialect” – Nate Chinen, New York Times

“Some music that seeks to draw from multiple traditions tends to announce that purposeful hybridity from the drop. Sorey’s aesthetic draws power from its patience, and the confidence that comes from not needing to prove anything to jazz specialists or classical heads.” - Seth Colter Walls, The Guardian

“Sorey’s music has a meditative, patiently expanding quality that you wouldn’t normally expect from a jazz drummer…and he appears to be growing more ambitious with each passing year, demonstrating a fierce imagination by embracing new and unexpected forms.” - Phil Freeman, Wire Magazine

  http://pirecordings.com/artist/Tyshawn_Sorey

Sunday
Oct 09
6:00PM  PETER CHERCHES SINGS MONK AND MERCER (CD RELEASE EVENT)
Peter Cherches, voice;  Lee Feldman, piano
Peter Cherches sings Monk and Mercer (CD Release Event) image

Peter Cherches sings his original lyrics for the music of Thelonious Monk as well as the songs of Johnny Mercer with new vocalese. Cherches & Feldman celebrate the release of their new CD, Mercerized!: Songs of Johnny Mercer.

8:35PM  MICHAEL BLANCO, CD RELEASE: SPIRIT FORWARD
John Ellis, tenor sax;  Lage Lund, guitar;  Ari Hoenig, drums;  Michael Blanco, bass
Michael Blanco, CD Release: Spirit Forward image

Melodic, grooving, and adventurous. This dynamic quartet performs compelling original music by bassist and composer Michael Blanco and features an all-star line up of collaborators: tenor saxophonist John Ellis, guitarist Lage Lund, and master drummer Clarence Penn. The group will be celebrating their new album release Spirit Forward on Brooklyn Jazz Underground Records, and will be performing compositions praised by Jazz Times magazine for their "dusky, imploring quality, with catchy, insistent hooks and compelling harmonies".

"Michael Blanco is a resourceful young bassist with two albums to his name, and a reputation confirmed by the caliber of his partners." -- Nate Chinen, The New York Times

"Bassist Michael Blanco understands the meaning of originality - tastefully rolling out your creative vision while keeping the customer satisfied." - Marc Meyers, JazzWax.com   www.blancobass.com/

Drum kit donated by
CANOPUS DRUMS, Japan

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