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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 LENNY ACHAN

All art is for sale. Please inquire

Sunday
Oct 02
6:00PM  ENTERTAINING SCIENCE -- GM FOODS; MONSTERS OR MIRACLES?
Roald Hoffmann

Entertaining Science -- GM FOODS; MONSTERS OR MIRACLES? image
GM FOODS; MONSTERS OR MIRACLES? Europeans march in opposition. Africans leaders refuse American genetically modified corn while their people starve. And yet today our processed food almost all contains FDA-approved GM ingredients. Small-scale farmers in China and India are adopting GM crops as eagerly as large-scale American farmers. Who's right? Why the controversy? Nina Fedoroff, a leading biologist, author of "Mendel in the Kitchen: A Scientist's View of Genetically Modified Foods," answers these questions.....and any others you wish to ask. She is then joined by the exciting Murat Erdemsel talking about and performing Argentine tango.
 Cover $10
8:30PM  ROGER ROSENBERG QUARTET
Roger Rosenberg, baritone & soprano sax;  Mark Soskin, piano;  Chip Jackson, bass;  Jeff Billinger, drums
ROGER  ROSENBERG QUARTET image
Roger Rosenberg, baritone and soprano saxophones; Saxophonist Roger Rosenberg has been performing, composing, and teaching for more than 25 years. His jazz credits include sidemen stints with Chet Baker, Buddy Rich, Miles Davis, Quincy Jones, Dave Grusin, The Mingus Orchestra, Lee Konitz, Walter Bishop, Jr., T.S. Monk, Bob Mintzer Big Band, David Lahm, Jaki Byard, Sam Jones-Tom Harrell Big Band, George Russell, Gerry Mulligan, Bob James, Kirk Nurock, Dave Matthews, currently with The Michael Brecker Quindectet, and many others.
Mark Soskin, piano; has played with Sonny Rollins(12 years),Joe Henderson, and Freddie Hubbard
Chip Jackson, bass; has played with Elvin Jones, Chet Baker, Stan Getz, Horace Silver, Freddie Hubbard, and is currently with Billy Taylor
Jeff Brillinger, drums; has played with Chet Baker, Horace Silver, Woody Herman, Stan Getz, and is currently with Chriss Conner
Monday
Oct 03
8:30PM  SPEAKEASY: STORIES FROM THE BACKROOM
Sherry Weaver, host

Mike Daisey Brooke Delaney Joe Limone Josh Lefkowitz John Ventimiglia
Real stories from real people
 Cover $5
Tuesday
Oct 04
6:00PM  SHAKESPEARE ANYONE?
Jonathan Escobio, host, ghost and impresario

Jonathan Escobio Francis Bacon Kit Marlowe Elizabeth Regina Anatole France Matthew Gough
Excerpts from A Midsummer Night's Dream, King Lear, Measure for Measure, Othello, Twelfth Night, and a sonnet or two, not to mention The Rape of Lucrece, performed and interpreted by some of New York's finest, strongest, bravest and cleanest . . .
 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)
8:30PM  ARTURO O'FARRILL
Arturo O'Farrill, piano;  Rafi Torn, percussion;  Rafi Malakiel, trombone;  Peter Brainin, tenor sax;  Emilio Valdez, drums;  Harvie S, bass
Arturo O'Farrill image

Arturo O'Farrill y Riza Negra - Explorations in Latin Jazz

Arturo O'Farrill, son of the legendary Cuban composer/bandleader Chico O'Farrill and musical director of the Lincoln Center Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra, performs at the Cornelia Street Cafe every first Tuesday of the month.

One of the highlights of this incredible musical opportunity, for both listeners and younger musicians: Arturo, the consummate teacher, is offering both a student discount rate and the opportunity for jazz students to sit in with his band during the second set.

This performance is a rare opportunity to see this high-energy, exceptionally gifted artist perform with his sextet in the intimate setting of The Cornelia Street Cafe's 60-seat downstairs lounge.


 Cover $10

Wednesday Oct 05 6:00PM  GARTAL
Nancy Agabian, host

TBA
Armenian American writers
 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)
8:30PM  KIM BOCK QUARTET
Kim Bock, saxophones;  David Smith, trumpet;  Adam Armstrong, bass;  Peter Retzlaff, drums
Kim Bock Quartet image
”Kim Bock is an extremely talented and serious young musician. He shows so much maturity and poise in his music”
-Jerry Bergonzi

Kim Bock Quartet plays modern jazz with an edge, incorporating clever arrangements and a hard swinging beat. The music, inspired by 1960’s jazz legends Miles Davis, Wayne Shorter and John Coltrane, showcases the deep musical sensibility and instrumental expertise of Kim Bock and his band mates.

David Smith, trumpet – An exceedingly sought-after trumpetist on the New York scene. David has plays with Alan Ferber Nonet, Delphian Orchestra (Fresh Sound artists) and Bill Mobley amongst many other.

Adam Armstrong, bass - appears on more that 60 albums and has performed with Billy Cobham, Kenny Wheeler, Kenny Kirkland and Maria Schneider

Peter Retzlaff, drums - a highly regarded veteran on the scene. Peter has played with Kenny Werner, Greg Osby, Diane Schuur, Gary Versace and many more. Furthermore, Peter is a very experienced clinician and on the faculty at The Drummers Collective – New York
 Cover $8   www.kimbock.com

Thursday
Oct 06
6:00PM  ARTISTS’ SALON

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. All are welcome.
8:30PM  ANAT FORT TRIO
Anat Fort, piano, composer;  Gary Wang, bass;  Roland Schneider, drums
Anat Fort Trio image
“You’ll be hearing a lot more from Israeli-born pianist and composer Anat Fort shortly.  Her astonishing compositions and gift for band-leading recently caught the attention of ECM records – a disc is being readied for next year.  Here’s your chance to catch her on the way up."
– K. Leander Williams, Time Out New York
 Cover $10   www.anatfort.com
Friday
Oct 07
6:00PM  PINK PONY POETRY
Jackie Sheeler, host


Pink Pony Poetry: Jackie Sheeler's open mic series with this week's "featured" reader D. Nurkse. Please arrive before 6 pm to sign up. $6 admission includes a *free* drink.
 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)   http://www.poetz.com
8:30PM  JOHN HEBERT GROUP
John Hebert, bass;  Russ Lossing, piano;  Michael Attias, saxophones;  Adam Kolker, saxophones;  Satoshi Takeishi, drums
John Hebert Group image
Byzantine Monkey Quartet

Virtuoso double bassist John Hebert presents a set of new compositions exploring the frontiers of creativity and expression. Hebert brings a sense of timelessness to the room as you become absorbed in his masterful use of space,color and lyricism; driven by his famously organic and vital time and rhythmic feel.

“A ubiquitous figure on the downtown music scene in recent years, Hebert is a key figure and a formidable soloist...”
All About Jazz 2005

John Hebert moved to New York City from New Orleans in 1994, where he has become a highly in demand   www.johnhebert.com

Saturday
Oct 08
6:00PM  ITALIAN-AMERICAN WRITERS ASSOCIATION
Maria Lisella, host


IAWA was created in March, 1989 with three Italian American writers in San Francisco, California. Its founder and president, Robert Viscusi and two colleagues established three rules: Read one another, Write or be written; and Buy our books. Since then, the organization has given voice to established and unknown writers through its Open Reading series at Cornelia St. Café. IAWA will celebrate its 15th Anniversary in 2006.

Jackie Sheeler is a native New Yorker, an award-winning writer, and a renegade. Her first collection of poems, The Memory Factory, won the Magellan Prize from Buttonwood Press in 2002. Her second book, Off the Cuffs, is an anthology of police poetry, was published by Soft Skull Press in February 2003 to rave reviews.
In 1999, Jackie founded the Poetz.com website and founded the Pink Pony West poetry reading series which is now held weekly at the Cornelia Street Café. The NYC Poetry Calendar contains thousands of entries and is routinely referenced by the NY Public Library, and the Academy of American Poets when they are asked how a poet can find good readings in New York.
Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Painted Bride Quarterly, Phoebe, The Ledge, Rattapallax, Slant, Midnight Mind, New York Press and many other journals. She's performed on FM radio and cable TV, and has featured at venues throughout the US, including Symphony Space, The Nuyorican Poets Cafe, The Knitting Factory and The Bowery Poetry Club, where she often performs her with her band, Talk Engine.

Elissa Raffa was born and raised in New York, spent much of her adult life in Minneapolis and now lives most of the year in Greece. Freeing Vera, her first novel, published by Permanent Press Publishing Co., Sag Harbor, N.Y., won a Minnesota State Arts Board Fellowship, an Astraea Foundation Emerging Lesbian Writers Award, and an Edelstein-Keller Fellowship from the University of Minnesota as a work-in-progress. It is the story of Italian-American Frannie D'Amato, lesbian activist and unapologetic truth-teller, who wants to awaken her disabled mother, Vera, from her 1950's housewife slumber and rescue her from physical neglect. Here is what they're saying about Freeing Vera:
"This is a very compelling story about the D'Amato family in which we are offered details of sibling rivalry, parental disapproval, and confusion in love and sexuality as the family unravels. I promise that this book will be hard to put down." Andra Tracy, Out Word Bound Bookstore, Indianapolis, IN
Raffa's writing has appeared in Water-Stone, Evergreen Chronicles, Sinister Wisdom, Bearing Life: Women's Writing on Childlessness, and many other periodicals and anthologies.
 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)

8:30PM  JOHN MCNEIL'S INSOMNIA BAND
John McNeil, trumpet;  Mike Fahie, trombone;  Jeff Lederer, tenor saxophone & clarinet;  Mike McGuirk, bass;  Jochen Rueckert, drums
John McNeil's Insomnia Band image
John McNeil's Insomnia band first came into existence as an adaptation of the music on Sleep Won't Come, John's 2004 release on OmniTone. The band's debut came at FONT (The Festival of New Trumpet Music) in August of 2004, and the music has since morphed into something very different. The Sleep Won't Come music is still represented, but there is now a body of music specific to Insomnia.

Much of the Insomnia music is free, but held together with ensemble writing and thematic unity. McNeil gets the most out of the instrumentation of trumpet, tenor sax, trombone, bass and drums, and his writing continually finds new color combinations and surprising twists and turns. The real key to Insomnia's success, however, is that the band members have an overall compositional sense and a willingness to harness their own creativity to further the ends of the ensemble. Finding people willing to check their egos at the door can be difficult, but bands like Insomnia prove it can be done.

McNeil renders anthem style choruses amid vocal-like phrasings to complement a robust tone, awash with razor sharp lines.
-- jazzreview.com
 Cover $10   www.mcneiljazz.com

Sunday
Oct 09
6:00PM  BEAT NIGHT!
Larry Simon

TBA
Featuring: READERS- Young Writers Festival. This October's "Beat Night" program promises to be a truly exciting, creative and special evening. Teen writers from NYC, including the remarkable young poets from Marty Skoble's Poetry program at St. Ann's school in Brooklyn, will be reading their works. This is the second year for the Young Writers Festival. You don't want to miss it. The show was a major highlight of last year's season. Accompanied by: The Larry Simon Ensemble - Larry Simon-Guitar/music director; Chris Stambaugh - Bass; Mike Barron & Frank Laurino - Percussion, Cynthia Chatis-Flute and Special Guest: Patrick Grant - keyboard. For more info email Larry Simon at: groovebacteria@comcast.net
 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)
8:30PM  LOUISE ROGERS/RICK STRONG: BASS-ICALLY SPEAKING
Louise Rogers, vocals;  Rick Strong, bass
The idea of a small ensemble had always interested us. We were drawn to and fell in love with the bass and voice concept: the intimacy, the space, and the woody, organic, acoustic sound.

“.. the most joyously encouraging way of expanding the audience for jazz I've heard is the work of jazz singer – educator Louise Rogers”
Nat Hentoff

“... establishes a new relationship between bass and voice...reminiscent of Tuck and Patti...you will long to hear this CD" Kim Nazarian
- New York Voices

"Masterful performance...refreshing to hear...this music is exposed and draws you into it."
Jerry Bergonzi - jazz saxophonist and teacher

"Achieves a beautiful mood with the voice and bass."
Luciana Souza - Jazz vocalist

“... a voice of subtlety and strength ... a beautiful rich tone on both upright and electric basses.”
Peter Eldridge – New York Voices. “Louise Rogers...great chops and a warm, witty approach to song...” Andrew Rowan – All About Jazz, NYC
 Cover $5   http://www.louiserogers.org http://www.Cdbaby.com/rogersstrong

Louise Rogers/Rick Strong: Bass-ically Speaking image
Drum kit donated by
CANOPUS DRUMS, Japan

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