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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
Feb 07
6:00PM  ENTERTAINING SCIENCE -- THE CAMERA NEVER LIES
Roald Hoffmann, Stuart Firestein, hosts; Shree K. Nayar, Jim Moore


The camera never lies – or does it? Or does it tell a greater truth than our eyes alone? Photography has changed the way we see the world. For this evening we have we have one of the world’s leaders in the science of photography in the computational age joining with a photographer whose images have become part of the culture.

Professor Shree K. Nayar, the T. C. Chang Professor of Computer Science at Columbia University, will present his latest work on “Computational Cameras: Redefining the Image”. The computational camera embodies the convergence of the camera and the computer. It uses new optics to select rays from the scene in unusual ways, and an appropriate algorithm to process the selected rays. This ability to manipulate images before they are recorded and process the recorded images before they are presented is a powerful one. It enables us to experience our visual world in rich and compelling ways.

In the second half of the evening noted photographer Jim Moore, who has been photographing the eccentric performing arts for over 30 years will present a sampling of his work and will include photographs from the Oscar winning documentary "Man on Wire" of which Moore was an integral part. A performer himself, his photography was honed when performers he met asked for 'publicity photos' for their career moves out of the streets and into theaters. He will also present and discuss his extensive portfolio of clowns. jugglers, ventriloquists, sword swallowers, and other assorted performers.

In a new twist, the scientist and the artist will sit together for 15 minutes of moderated discussion regarding the intersection of their work, with questions from the audience
 Cover $10   http://www.moorepics.com

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8:30PM  ELI YAMIN BAND
Eli Yamin, piano, vocals;  Ari Roland, bass;  LaFrae Sci, drums;  Zaid Nasser, alto saxophone
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The Eli Yamin Band plays blues, bebop and swing with joy and a timeless soul for all times.   Recently returned from multiple appearances at the White House, the band frequently tours as cultural ambassadors for the U.S. Department of State.  Celebrating a year of the Eli's popular CD, "You Can't Buy Swing, " this night at Cornelia Street with will be a homecoming and a good time for all.

"Pianist Eli Yamin is a communicator who believes jazz can foster a sense of community. His work is expansive and extroverted, populist in the best sense,"
George Kanzler, All About Jazz New York.

"They are all about having a hard-swinging good time." Thomas Conrad, Jazztimes
 Cover $12   www.eliyamin.com

Monday
Feb 08
6:00PM  WHITE SWALLOW READING SERIES:
Angelo Nikolopoulos, host

Mark Doty Jason Schneiderman Alex Dimitrov Saeed Jones Tom Healy
Monday, February 8th, 6-8pm

Featuring Mark Doty and poets from the Wilde Boys, a queer poetry salon in New York.

Mark Doty’s Fire to Fire: New and Selected Poems won the National Book Award for Poetry in 2008. His eight books of poems include School of the Arts, Source, and My Alexandria. He has also published four volumes of nonfiction prose: Still Life with Oysters and Lemon, Heaven's Coast, Firebird and Dog Years, which was a New York Times bestseller in 2007. He is the only American poet to have received the T.S. Eliot Prize in the U.K.

Jason Schneiderman is the author of Sublimation Point, a Stahlecker Selection from Four Way Books. His poetry and essays have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, including American Poetry Review, The Best American Poetry, Grand Street, The Penguin Book of the Sonnet, and Tin House. A graduate of the MFA program at NYU, he is currently completing his doctorate at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.

Alex Dimitrov is the recipient of a Hopwood Award from the University of Michigan. He holds an MFA in poetry from Sarah Lawrence College. His poems have appeared in Best New Poets 2009, Southwest Review, Painted Bride Quarterly, and Crab Orchard Review. He frequently writes for Poets & Writers magazine, and is the founder of Wilde Boys, a queer poetry salon in New York City. Alex is the Awards Coordinator and Executive Assistant of the Academy of American Poets. Born in Sofia, Bulgaria, he lives and writes in Manhattan.

Saeed Jones is a poet and public speaker who recently moved from the South to New Jersey. He received a BA in English at Western Kentucky University. His work has appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies, including Word Riot, The Adirondack Review, Barnwood Magazine, and Underground Voices. He is currently pursuing an MFA in Creative Writing at Rutgers-Newark.

Angelo Nikolopoulos is a retired high school teacher currently pursuing an MA at NYU’s creative writing program, where he also serves as the managing editor of the Washington Square Review. He also works as a writing fellow at Goldwater Hospital on Roosevelt Island and is the founder of The White Swallow reading series.

Tom Healy is the author of the book of poems, What the Right Hand Knows, from Four Way Books. His poems and essays have appeared in BOMB, The Paris Review, Salmagundi, Tin House, The Yale Review,and other journals. He studied at Harvard and Columbia.
 Cover $7 (includes one house drink)

8:30PM  COMPOSERS COLLABORATIVE: SERIAL UNDERGROUND
Jed Distler, host

Neil Rolnick, composer/laptop;  Ed Schmidt, theater;  CYGNUS: Emi Ferguson, Baroque flute;  Lawrence Pangaro, gamba;  William Anderson, guitar & mandolin;  MOMENTA QUARTET
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Serial Underground, “the subversive nightclub series” (Time Out NY)
Allan Kozinn (New York Times) contextualizes CCi’s monthly performances in the basement of the Cornelia Street Cafe – “... part of the ecology of urban night life.” CCi artistic director, Jed Distler, curates the programs abetted by director Arnold Barkus and lighting designer David Lovett.

Tonight:
Neil Rolnick - Composer/laptop virtuoso Neil Ronick installment #2, exploring ideas of losing our senses. More info: http://www.neilrolnick.com/

A newer monologue written and performed by Ed Schmidt
More info: http://www.edschmidt.info/

plays New Music for Old Instruments with Emi Ferguson, Baroque flute, Lawrence Pangaro, gamba, and William Anderson guitar & mandolin - works by David Loeb, Jonathan Dawe, Milton Babbitt, and William Anderson.

MOMENTA QUARTET plays Arthur Kampela's String Quartet (chamber danger).

Box office: 212.663.1967 (advance purchase discount available)
Admission at the door: $15 + one drink minimum

  www.composerscollab.org

Tuesday
Feb 09
6:00PM  STORYTELLING
Barbara Aliprantis

KURT GERSTMANN REGINA RESS
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Storytelling occurs the second Tuesday of every month.

New York STORY Exchange

Curator/Host: Barbara Aliprantis

Format: Open MIC (5-6 min each) - There is no judging, no contest, no theme! Just great fun!

Followed by Featured Tellers: Kurt Gerstmann * Regina Ress

KURT GERSTMANN tells funny and poignant stories drawn from his remarkable life’s journey which began prior to WWII, when he was smuggled out of Germany through a network of Catholic safe houses, to the British Mandate of Palestine, what is now, in part, Israel. At the age of 14 he joined the Hagana Underground and at 16 joined the just born Israeli Army. After Medical Studies in Switzerland, he immigrated to the US where he spent his adult life as a Pathologist in the NYC area. A born storyteller, Kurt tells stories about life’s ironies and the inherent humor even in difficult situations.

REGINA RESS has been exploring the themes of desire and love for centuries...well, for a while now. Bring your Valentine or simply your heart and enjoy as we discover – through the power of story - the compelling attraction between two people, one of the great themes of human experience. Whether we smile at hesitant young love, observe the current that draws more sophisticated lovers together, or wonder at the journeys taken to follow love, we stir our senses, spark our memories, and heat our spirits at the fires of human passion.

"Love is but the discovery of ourselves in others, and the delight in the recognition." – Alexander Smith (1830-1867) Scottish Poet
 Cover $7 (includes one house drink)   www.barbaraaliprantis.org

8:30PM  FLOW
Kim Bock , tenor saxophone;  Soren Moller, organ;  Peter Retzlaff, drums
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New York based organ trio FLOW was formed in 2006 and is collaboration between saxophonist Kim Bock (SteepleChase Records), organ player Soren Moller (Jazzheads Records) and drummer Peter Retzlaff (Universal Records). Over the years, these three musicians have performed and recorded with artists such as Kenny Werner, Greg Osby, Maynard Ferguson, Dick Oatts, Antonio Sanchez and Jason Marsalis.

FLOW brings together three distinct musical personalities in a soundscape that throws an innovative light on the modern organ trio. Straight grooves, lyrical modernism, free explorations and hard core swing are all components of the FLOW experience.

The concert at Cornelia Street Cafe will conclude an 8 day tour (NYC - Columbus, OH - Saint Louis, MO - NYC) which also includes a recording session for the groups first album.

Related info: http://kimbock.com/media_kit_flow.htm

www.myspace.com/peterretzlaff   www.kimbock.com www.sorenmoller.com

Wednesday Feb 10 6:00PM  INTERCULTURAL POETRY SERIES
Andrey Gritsman, host


Intercultural Poetry Series : Russian Night!

Presentation of the Annual Russian Magazine

INTERPOEZIA 2009

Reading by New York Russian Poets


 Cover $7 (includes one house drink)   http://www.magazines.russ.ru/interpoezia/
http://www.numinapress.com/html/vox_novus.html

8:30PM  PERRY ROBINSON–BURTON GREENE–ED SCHULLER
Perry Robinson, clarinet;  Burton Greene, piano;  Ed Schuller, bass
  http://www.myspace.com/perryrobinson http://www.burtongreene.com
Thursday
Feb 11
6:00PM  JASON MILES
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Jason Miles is a Grammy winning and 4 time Grammy nominated producer/keyboardist/ artist with a storied career.

Producer, Arranger, Composer, Keyboardist, Author, Grammy Winner - Jason Miles will take us on a journey through his adventures in and behind the music scene

Personal stories of the music he's done with Miles Davis, Luther Vandross, Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson and others

Jason will perform music from his career as a performer and producer.

Expect an interesting and intimate evening.


 Cover $7 (includes one house drink)   www.jasonmilesmusic.com/

8:30PM  GNU VOX: DREW BRODY
David Devoe, host

Drew Brody, voice, guitar, piano
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Drew Brody is a singer, songwriter and composer. He released his first album, self-titled, on Baskethouse Records. He also is the lead singer for the band M-LAB, and he wrote the music and lyrics for the musical Cutman, which is currently in development with BannerNY Productions.
 Cover $10   www.drewbrody.com
Friday
Feb 12
6:00PM  SON OF PONY
Jackie Sheeler, host

Moira T. Smith, featured poet
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The Friday night legendary open mic poetry series.

Arrive before 6 pm to sign up.

Moira T. Smith is a poet/singer/song-writer/artist who has been workin' her thang on the scene for some while and getting her kicks in the process. She has appeared on MNN Cable's Poetry Thin Air and performed at the annual Clearwater Festival. She also hosts 'The Mix' --an ongoing performance event at Gizzi's Coffee. Her musical repertoire includes original songs/poems in an electro-roots-blues-trance style and traditional British Isle ballads. She is currently recording her first CD.
 Cover $7 (includes one house drink)

9:00PM & 10:30PM  TONY MALABY QUARTET–BEN GERSTEIN/TONY MALABY QUARTET
Tony Malaby, tenor saxophone;  Daniel Levin, cello;  Eivind Opsvik, electric bass;  Ches Smith, drums;  Ben Gerstein, trombone;  Tony Malaby, tenor saxophone;  Dan Peck, tuba;  Ches Smith, drums
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First Set:
Malaby Cello Quartet

with Tony Malaby, saxophone; Daniel Levin, cello: Eivind Opsvik, elecric bass; Ches Smith, drums

Second Set:
Ben Gerstein/Tony Malaby Quartet

with Ben Gerstein, trombone; Dan Peck, tuba; Ches Smith, drums, Tony Malaby, saxophone

Saxophonist Tony Malaby, is one of the most compelling living voices on his instrument who is able to musically expand in multiple musical directions. Whether it is in a modern harmonic linear approach or a sonic approach. His is not an eclectic style, but an authentic language in which he is able to create meaning and communicate feeling through the primal power of sound and rhythm.
- Mark Dresser (July 2008)

Malaby is joined by some of his favorite NY improvisers - Advanced Reservations recommended.
 Cover $10   www.tonymalaby.com www.bengerstein.com

Saturday
Feb 13
6:00PM  ITALIAN-AMERICAN WRITERS ASSOCIATION
Maria Lisella, host


Italian American Writers Association, featured readers are: Marisa Frasca and Paul D'Agostino,

plus open mic, 5 minute limit.

Marisa Frasca recently retired her professional briefcase to dedicate her time to poetry, and to reviving old Sicilian folk songs. Her Sicilian poems, and her translations into English, have appeared in VIA: Voices Italian Americana, Arba Sicula, Journal of Sicilian Folklore and Literature, and Feile Festa. Her work has also appeared, or is forthcoming, in More Sweet Lemons, Creations Magazine, Pyramid, 12th Street, and Long Island Sounds.

Paul D'Agostino holds a Ph.D. in Italian literature and is somewhat employed as an adjunct professor of Italian at CUNY Brooklyn College, where he also works as a writing advisor in the Art Department. He spends most of his time writing, translating, making artwork and curating group art exhibits at Centotto :: galleria [simposio] salotto, an essentially pro bono gallery he runs in the living room of his Bushwick loft.


 Cover $7 (includes one house drink)   http://www.iawa.net

9:00PM & 10:30PM  TONY MALABY QUARTET–BEN GERSTEIN/TONY MALABY QUARTET
Tony Malaby, tenor saxophone;  Daniel Levin, cello;  Eivind Opsvik, electric bass;  Ches Smith, drums;  Ben Gerstein, trombone;  Tony Malaby, tenor saxophone;  Dan Peck, tuba;  Ches Smith, drums
Tony Malaby Quartet–Ben Gerstein/Tony Malaby Quartet image
First Set:
Malaby Cello Quartet

with Tony Malaby, saxophone; Daniel Levin, cello: Eivind Opsvik, elecric bass; Ches Smith, drums

Second Set:
Ben Gerstein/Tony Malaby Quartet

with Ben Gerstein, trombone; Dan Peck, tuba; Ches Smith, drums, Tony Malaby, saxophone

Saxophonist Tony Malaby, is one of the most compelling living voices on his instrument who is able to musically expand in multiple musical directions. Whether it is in a modern harmonic linear approach or a sonic approach. His is not an eclectic style, but an authentic language in which he is able to create meaning and communicate feeling through the primal power of sound and rhythm.
- Mark Dresser (July 2008)

Malaby is joined by some of his favorite NY improvisers - Advanced Reservations recommended.
 Cover $10   www.tonymalaby.com www.bengerstein.com

Sunday
Feb 14
6:00PM  HOW TO BE A BAD GIRL
Lisa Faith Phillips Ellen Mandel, piano
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About How To Be a Bad Girl: Mistress Edition

Charismatic comedian and former stripper, Lisa Faith Phillips is bringing a new show to Cornelia Street Downstairs on Valentine’s Day. She had a sold-out tour of her popular parody musical 7 ½ Habits of Highly Successful Mistresses in Dublin, Ireland, New York and at the Capital Fringe Festival in Washington D.C., before bring sued for trademark infringement by the FranklinCovey Corporation, owners of the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People trademark.

She's back, accompanied by the gifted Mistress Ethel (Ellen Mandel) on piano, Lisa gives the "411 on romance, love and security in this entertaining off-the-wall performance" (Time-Out New York). Updating with the latest current events and highlighting the 7 1/2 secrets with a riding crop, maracas and witty original songs, such as "How To Be A Bad Girl" and “The Fellatio Tango”, this hilarious seminar “is fun for wives, for husbands, for everybody" (Pagina 12).

Drawing on her colorful experiences, working as a stripper to pay her way through graduate school at the London School of Economics, and her background in stand-up comedy and music, Lisa Faith Phillips weaves topical humor and songs into a clever, thought-provoking and ultimately touching show. Part comedy, part cabaret, part one-woman theater piece, it all adds up to an evening of sophisticated, fun entertainment.

Raves for her show (formerly 7 ½ Habits of Highly Effective Mistresses):

A close comparison to Goldie Hawn I thought, this performer was outrageously funny and successfully cunning. Devilishly clever and wildly entertaining….every line demanded a boisterous laugh. She exudes inherent fun like a bottle of champagne. Uplifting and unpredictable. Carolyn Smith, Newyorkcool.com


 Cover $15

8:30PM  JO LAWRY–FRED HERSCH DUO
Jo Lawry, voice;  Fred Hersch, piano
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Two Shows: 8:30 and 10PM

Pianist and composer Fred Hersch has been called a "one of the small handful of brilliant musicians of his generation" by Downbeat and has earned a place among the foremost jazz artists in the world today. From the late 70's onward as a sideman to jazz legends including Joe Henderson, Art Farmer and Stan Getz, he has solidified a reputation as a versatile master of jazz piano, as well as a relentlessly probing composer and conceptualist. Hersch's numerous accomplishments include a 2003 Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship for composition, two Grammy® nominations for Best Jazz Instrumental Performance and a Grammy® nomination for Best Instrumental Composition. He has appeared on over one hundred recordings, including more than two-dozen albums as bandleader/solo pianist.

Australian vocalist Jo Lawry at once tests the limits of technical facility and explores the furthest reaches of musical expression. Her debut album “I Want to Be Happy” earned 4.5 stars in Downbeat Magazine, and recently made the publication’s “Best CDs of the 2000s” list. Besides leading her own quintet, Jo has performed and recorded with many notable artists, including Clark Terry, Donny McCaslin, Dr. Lonnie Smith and Kate McGarry. Most recently Jo performed with Sting for his live concert DVD and documentary “A Winter’s Night…” and subsequent tour.

Jo’s involvement with Fred Hersch began with the development of his quartet, the Fred Hersch Pocket Orchestra, also featuring Richie Barshay (drums) and Ralph Alessi (trumpet). Wall Street Journal named the band’s debut album, “Live At Jazz Standard” (Sunnyside) among 2009’s best new releases. For this unique duo performance at Cornelia Street, Fred and Jo will perform repertoire from the Pocket Orchestra book, as well as exploring some jazz standards and their own originals.

cover $15 + $15 food/drink minimum
Our Special Valentine's Day Dinner $55 upstairs/$65 downstairs including show

More info:   www.jolawry.com www.fredhersch.com

Drum kit donated by
CANOPUS DRUMS, Japan

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