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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 10
6:00PM  ENTERTAINING SCIENCE: A JUMP INTO THE GENE POOL
Roald Hoffmann, Dave Soldier hosts

Germano Cecere, biologist and filmmaker;  Morgan O'Hara, artist
Entertaining Science: A Jump into the Gene Pool image
YOUR GENES, YOUR EPIGENES, AND AN INFINITY OF POSSIBLE YOUS

The genetic revolution and Human Genome Project promised to reduce the understanding of our natures to a code consisting of several thousand genes: not a simple task, but also not unmanageable. These products of inheritance would provide all of the signals that build, maintain, and kill us. Columbia biologist (and filmmaker) Germano Cecere will show how the genetic code is now known to provide only the beginning of complex genetic signaling, which through a process known as "epigenetics" can continue to alter us infinitely and throughout life: these modifications can drive identical twins to very different fates.

The artist Morgan O'Hara's LIVE TRANSMISSION drawings track, in real time, the vital movement of living beings, transcending both figuration and abstraction, executing a direct neural translation from one human action into another. Drawing methodically with multiple razor-sharp pencils and both hands, as performative drawing, O'Hara condenses movement into accumulations of graphite line that combine the controlled refinement of classical drawing with the unbound sensuality of spontaneous gesture. At the end, the two may participate in an epigenetic art jam session, a first for the Cornelia Street Café.

$ 10 cover + one drink minimum

8:30PM  GLOBAL LIVING ROOM: GAIDA
Gaida, vocals;  Zafer Tawil, oud;  George Dulin, piano;  Jennifer Vincent, bass
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Syrian songstress, Gaida, is "one of the most effusive and charming vocalists in the New York world music scene.” Along with her outstanding ensemble: oudist Zafer Tawil, pianist George Dulin and bassist Jennifer Vincent, Gaida performs “entrancing” innovative interpretations of Syrian folk songs, originals, and freestyle improvisations over Arabic and Latin grooves

"Entrancing and luscious" - Timeout New York

"Gaida stirs up magic onstage" - The Detroit News

$10 cover plus $10 minimum

10:00PM  ABE OVADIA PLAYS THE MUSIC OF JOHN COLTRANE
Abe Ovadia, guitar;  Anthony Pocetti, piano;  Michael Feinberg, bass;  Shareef Taher, drums
"I have worked with Abe in professional performing situations multiple times. It has been very enjoyable to play with him, as well as to perform his original music. He is playing at a world-class level." - Brian Lynch, Grammy-award winning trumpeter. All About Jazz describes Abe's style as "modern jazz complexity with post-grunge rock influences."

$10 cover plus $10 minimum

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Monday
Feb 11
6:00PM  HAPPY BIRTHDAY LANGSTON!
Paul Hecht, host and director

Sharon Washington, actor;  Korey Jackson, actor;  Mazz Swift, violin;  Tanya Kalmanovitch , viola
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The poetry of Langston Hughes

Paul Hecht has been assembling regular poetry events at the Cafe for several years.

$ 15 includes a drink, menu available.   www.colmandomingo.com www.sharonwashington.com

8:30PM  CLASSICAL AT THE CORNELIA: "JANIE'S SONG"
Demetrius Spaneas, guest curator and host

Bill Lowe, musical director, trombone;  Warren Smith, percussion;  Freddie Bryant, guitar;  Ron Mahdi, bass;  Kevin Harris, piano;  Ron Murphy, vocals;  Jerry Sabatini, trumpet;  Demetrius Spaneas, reeds;  Amy Crawford, vocalist
Classical At The Cornelia:

A special Monday Night presentation of Serial Underground: New York’s Premier New Music Variety Show

Jed Distler, artistic director

Demetrius Spaneas, guest curator and host

A Concert Presentation and Excerpts from Janie’s Song: A musical adaptation of The Taking of Miss Janie

Book and Lyrics by Ed Bullins and Anthony Paul De Ritis; Music by Anthony Paul De Ritis and Jude Gold

Composer Anthony Paul De Ritis is jointly appointed as Professor and Chair of the Music Department, and Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the College of Business, at Northeastern University in Boston. His recently released CD, Devolution, with the 5-time Grammy nominated Boston Modern Orchestra Project was the WQXR Q2 “Album of the Week” for June 11, 2012. Devolution features his Concerto for DJ and Symphony Orchestra, with DJ Spooky as soloist. De Ritis’s works have been performed at Lincoln Center, Taipei’s Zhong Shan Hall, Beijing’s Yugong Yishan, Seoul’s KT Art Hall, and UNESCO headquarters in Paris.

$10.00 cover plus $10.00 minimum

Tuesday
Feb 12
6:00PM  STOOPS TO NUTS: STORY TELLERS
Thomas Pryor, host

Alexandra de Suze Sherryl Marshall Daniela Schiller Mickey Wyte
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The neighborhood’s awake and talented storytellers & musicians are ready to paint characters and scenes for you.

Alexandra de Suze is primarily a singer, but has also acted, directed and presently hosts No Name Presents: The Uptown Cabaret and the Uptown Cabaret - SPOTLIGHT at Indian Road Cafe. She has shared stories at the storytelling series No Name at Word Up!, Stories At The Creek, Tell Me A Story and Louder Than Words. Lastly, you may have seen her drumming as part of the No Name house band, The Summer Replacements. www.broadwaydemo.com/AlexdeSuze

Sherryl Marshall is a New York singer who has worn many musical hats in her career. She has recorded or performed live with everyone from Gloria Gaynor, Leslie Gore, Darlene Love, Chubby Checker to Peter Wolf, Southside Johnny, Johnny Rivers, Lou Gramm of Foreigner to Black 47, RuPaul, Al Kooper, Albert Collins to Johi Mitchell, Jane Siberry, Vallerie Simpson, Ashford & Simpson, The Klezmatics and a host of others. She was a regular member of the Buster Poindexter show for ten years. She is currently working with comedian Denis Leary and a regular contributor to the Loser's Lounge experience. She has been heard and seen on national telelvision in jingles and live broadcasts such as Conan O'Brien, Saturday Night Live, and The Today Show. She has done film voiceovers on major motion pictures, including Bonfire of the Vanities and Mambo Kings. She has sung her original compositons with many different New York bands over the years and her show "The Life and Times of Sherita Marshone the Argentine Bombshelter" was performed at the famous Bottom Line and the fabulous BAM cafe. This fall she will be working with Lee Bruer and Lincoln Shlieffer in their piece La Divina Carrractura at La Mama.

Thomas Pryor’s work was published in The New York Times, Mr. Beller’s Neighborhood, A Prairie Home Companion and other periodicals. His blog, “Yorkville: Stoops to Nuts,” is listed in The New York Times. Thomas appeared on public radio’s This American Life, and was featured on TV Ch 13’s Baseball: A New York Love Story. His first book of photographs, River-to-River: New York Scenes from a Bicycle, was published by YBK in August 2012 (available at Amazon.com). The Cornelia Street Café will host a reception on February 5, 2013 to open a two-month exhibit of Thomas’s photography in the restaurant. Thomas was interviewed on NBC TV's "New York Nonstop" program in January 2013.

Daniela Schiller is a neuroscientist at the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine. Her research focuses on painful emotional memories—and the possibilities of disarming them. She is the drummer in two band, The Amygdaloids, which plays original tunes about mind, brain and mental disorders, and Single White Band, a band of story-tellers playing fun music. Daniela tells stories at The Moth and is a two time Moth StorySlam winner.

Mickey Wyte was born and raised in the East New York section of Brooklyn. He now resides in New Jersey. Mickey's won writing awards for both his short stories and non-fiction. His work has appeared in Kelsey Review, British Heritage and Vietnam Magazine. His debut novel, A Fashion to Kill, has been called by Kirkus Reviews “relentless storytelling” and “a gripping, satisfying whodunit.” A Fashion to Kill is ranked Amazon Kindle’s #1 New York City Hard-boiled novel.

$8.00 includes a drink

  www.yorkvillestoopstonuts.blogspot.com/

8:30PM  VOXIFY: "THE FUTURE SCARES ME" FEATURING SONIA SZAJNBERG
Nicky Schrire, host

Sonia Szajnberg, vocals, loops, and songs;  Eli Sundelson, keyboards, effects, and songs;  Nir Felder, guitar;  David Christian, drums
Voxify:

Brooklyn-based singer, composer, and improviser, Sonia Szajnberg (shine-berg), makes music that is soulful, yet sophisticated. Her compositions draw from a diverse blend of influences ranging from jazz and folk traditions, to minimalism and new music. Sonia’s newest projects include The Future Scares Me, an indie-pop collaboration with keyboardist Eli Sundelson, and ReVoice, an eclectic chamber ensemble performing original works for voices. She continues to write music for her own band whose independently released album, Simple Talk, features a collection of favorite songs and original compositions. Sonia has been recognized nationally and internationally as an ASCAP Young Jazz Composer, an ASCAP Next Generation Songwriter, and a participant in the Betty Carter Jazz Ahead Residency. She is a graduate of Manhattan School of Music, and has studied with Theo Bleckmann, Dena DeRose, Peter Eldridge, and Kate McGarry.

Tonight, The Future Scares Me, will be debuting brand-new material.

$10.00 cover plus $10.00 minimum

  soniaszajnberg.com

10:00PM  VOXIFY: DOUBLE BASS DOUBLE VOICE FEATURING NANCY HARMS & EMILY BRADEN
Nicky Schrire, host

Nancy Harms, voice;  Emily Braden, voice;  Steve Whipple, bass
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Vocalists Nancy Harms and Emily Braden are exploring the low end!

Two contrasting voices that work wonderfully well together lock in with an electrically-charged blend of confidence, teamwork, and pure musicianship. Add to this, the brilliantly sympathetic bassman Steve Whipple, whose driving yet subtle accompaniment brings just the right blend of rhythm and color needed to cast their exciting spell. The trio collaborates on their arrangements to create music that is gospel-tinged, and from the heart -- from jazz and blues to Stevie Wonder and the Beatles. They love it all and they dig in. Come experience the soaring energy that's created when these two kindred-spirited vocalists and their strong, creative bassist combine!

$10.00 cover plus $10.00 minimum

  www.nancyharms.com www.emilybraden.net

Wednesday Feb 13
6:00PM  INTERCULTURAL POETRY : LOVE
Carmen Firan, host

Honor Moore Aura Maru Eric Gamalinda
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Presentation of love poems with some twists and turns.

$ 8 includes a drink   http://www.ericgamalinda.com

8:30PM  JEAN-MICHEL PILC DUO FEATURING GILAD HEKSELMAN
Jean-Michel Pilc, piano;  Gilad Hekselsman, guitar
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The duo Pilc-Hekselman features two unique artists whose unusual chemistry is based on emotion, surprise, virtuosity, and a completely fresh approach to their instruments and the way they interact. Both musicians are major presences on the NYC Jazz Scene and have recently released acclaimed albums ("Essential" and "Threedom" for Pilc, "Hearts Wide Open" for Hekselman). Together, they reinvent the generally difficult art of piano-guitar duo, making it sound effortless and exhilarating. This will be a very special night of music.

$10 cover plus $10 minimum

  http://www.jeanmichelpilc.com

Thursday
Feb 14
5:30PM  FORGOTTEN LOVERS: A CABARET SHOW
Nathalie Schmidt, vocals;  Jason Yeager, piano
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Each song is dedicated to a lover. Each song is also a way to remember a forgotten lover. The problem is that sometimes, a few of them are not easy to remember. Why ? Hmm... The show must go on.

Nathalie Schmidt is an acclaimed French actress, comedian, singer, writer and director based in Paris, France. She has worked throughout Europe and in the USA. She has performed in more than 25 plays and 30 films, with numerous directors including Patrice Chéreau, Agniezka Holland (“Europa, Europa”), Jean-Luc Lagarce, André Téchiné, Dante Desarthe... She has written and directed 7 shows for the theater, and 4 short movies. She also has written and directed a feature film APRES LA PLUIE LE BEAU TEMPS (“Clear Skies After Rain”). After having premiered BAD MANNERS (March 2012), her art show FACES (December 1st-January 31st), and her new cabaret show FORGOTTEN LOVERS (December 2012) at the Cornelia Street Cafe, she’s back with an « encore » show of FORGOTTEN LOVERS on Valentine’s day at 5.30 pm. A romantic start for a romantic night !

$10.00 cover plus $10.00 minimum

7:30PM  MUSICAL SATIRIST JOHN FORSTER
John Forster, piano, voice
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JOHN FORSTER unveils a fresh batch of his uniquely bent songs. Since his debut CD “Entering Marion”, John has come to be recognized as one of the wittiest songwriters working today. Of the four-time Grammy nominee, NPR contributor and humor author, The Boston Globe said: “If Joni Mitchell and Daffy Duck had a love child, he’d probably write songs just like JOHN FORSTER. His sharply observed satires range from sheer slapstick to Jon Stewart-acute, so it’s little wonder Cambridge songwriting legend Tom Lehrer says, ‘You don’t need me anymore—you’ve got John Forster to kick around.’”

$15.00 cover plus $10.00 minimum

10:00PM  SARA SERPA, ANDRÉ MATOS TRIO
Sara Serpa, voice;  André Matos , guitar;  Tommy Crane, drums
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Both from Portugal, vocalist Sara Serpa and guitarist André Matos met in Boston in 2003 and have since coexisted artistically in multiple projects, each at times leading the other. In May 2008, both completed their Master in Jazz Performance at New England Conservatory in Boston, and they have lived and worked in New York since September 2008.

Together, they have been performing in NYC and around the world, presenting a sound that has itself an identity, combining elements of jazz improvisation and a geographic sensitivity that contains elements of Portuguese music and more. When they perform together, they explore both their original music, in which Serpa often sings wordless melodies and also interpret songs by other composers. Both innovative musicians, Serpa and Matos explore sonic images, creating sound collages inspired by nature or urban chaos, creating spontaneous improvisations with improvised counterpoint. Consequently the role of the voice or the guitar intertwine, and two instruments become one.

For this date, Serpa and Matos have invited drummer Tommy Crane to join them. This trio has been playing for three years now, and the set of voice, guitar and drums gives them the freedom they search in life, to make the music they love.

$10 cover plus $10 minimum

  www.saraserpa.com

Friday
Feb 15
6:00PM  AN INTIMATE EVENING WITH BERG AND BERLIOZ
Matthew Aucoin, piano;  Vanessa Cariddi, mezzo-soprano;  Keir GoGwilt, violin
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Pianist/conductor Matthew Aucoin joins forces with violinist Keir GoGwilt and mezzo-soprano Vanessa Cariddi to perform Berg's thrilling Violin Concerto and Berlioz's sensuous song cycle "Les Nuits d'Été." Both pieces are usually heard in massive concert halls; at Cornelia St., their visceral impact will be all the greater.

$10.00 cover plus $10.00 minimum

9:00PM & 10:30PM  PETE ROBBINS QUARTET
Pete Robbins, alto sax;  Carlos Homs, piano;  Carlo DeRosa, bass;  Tyshawn Sorey, drums
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Alto saxophonist and composer Pete Robbins previews the mid-2013 release of his first studio album since 2008 with two winter performances with his working quartet, featuring Carlos Homs (piano), Carlo DeRosa (bass), and Tyshawn Sorey (drums). The group will perform Robbins's originals as well as his adaptations of songs by Nirvana, Glen Campbell, Guns N' Roses, Leonard Cohen, and more.

"Mr. Robbins, an industrious and venturesome alto saxophonist and clarinetist, leads...an ambitious ensemble that combines spacious avant-gardism with the melodic punch of rock." (Nate Chinen, The New York Times

$10 cover plus $10 minimum

  www.peterobbins.com

Saturday
Feb 16
6:00PM  CUCARACHA LUMINOSA
Gian-Carla Tisera, soprano;  A.J. Khaw, piano
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CUCARACHA LUMINOSA: The adventurous duo of Bolivian opera singer Gian-Carla Tisera and Burmese-American pianist A.J. Khaw, two classically-trained musicians who share their genre-crossing interpretations. Their melodies emerge from every corner of the globe--from folk tunes heard in the poorest slums to the soaring arias of bygone eras. Inspiration chases harmonic colors and rhythms steeped in the veins of jazz, classical, opera, blues, Latin and experimental styles, approaching each piece with subversive ingenuity. Cucaracha Luminosa often infuses traditional and nontraditional music with socio-political themes that draw on their mutual identification with the plight of the third world. ‘Refugee’ an original piece by A.J. Khaw was inspired by working in Uganda among people living with HIV/AIDS. The popular song ‘La Cucaracha’ is reincarnated into Gian-Carla’s bilingual commentary of human struggle across nations.

$20.00 includes a drink

  www.giancarlatisera.com ajkhaw.com

9:00PM & 10:30PM  ENDANGERED BLOOD
Chris Speed, tenor sax, clarinet;  Oscar Noriega, alto sax, bass clarinet;  Michael Formanek, bass;  Jim Black, drums
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Longtime friends and collaborators Chris Speed and Jim Black should need no introduction to fans of cutting edge music. Their work together has included some of the most influential avant-jazz of the last twenty years -- in their own bands and with artists like Uri Caine and Tim Berne’s bloodcount. Multi-reedist Oscar Noriega’s relationship with Speed and Black stretches back over twenty years. Awareness of Noriega’s force in the New York jazz world is exploding as a result of his work with Paul Motian, Gerry Hemmingway and Tim Berne's new quartet Snake Oil, he also co-leads the mexican inspired Banda de los Muertos. Endangered Blood is joined by fellow Bloodcount bandmate and bass luminary Michael Formanek, who’s recent output on ECM has received many accolades including Five Stars in DownBeat Magazine. EBlood was recently featured on National Public Radio’s acclaimed Tiny Desk Concerts and have been touring extensively throughout the States and Europe. Their debut self-titled album has sold out of it’s initial pressing and the band will be touring to support their highly anticipated second release early 2013.

"Endangered Blood. This was some of the tightest, most sophisticated chordless quartet playing I've heard in this festival or otherwise. The writing was hip but not overly complex and emphasized melody in conjunction with harmony instead of vice versa. There were elements of bebop, Mariachi, free jazz and post-bop all seamlessly strung together. Noriega is an alto player I NEED to hear more of, plain and simple." --All About Jazz

$10 cover plus $10 minimum

  http://www.npr.org/event/music/151965792/endangered-blood-tiny-desk-concert

Sunday
Feb 17
6:00PM  PAUL JONES SEXTET
Paul Jones, tenor saxophone and compositions;  Alex LoRe, alto saxophone;  Matt Davis, guitar;  Glenn Zaleski, piano;  Johannes Felscher, bass;  Dustin Kaufman, drums
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Debut performance of the Paul Jones Sextet featuring all new compositions and arrangements of music based on some of Mr. Jones' favorite books. Such as Bukowski's Women, Kerouac's On The Road, and Ayn Rand's Fountain Head. The band features some of today's best young and up and coming jazz musicians in NYC.

$8.00 includes a drink

8:30PM  NEW BRAZILIAN PERSPECTIVES: KAY LYRA
Billy Newman, host

Kay Lyra, voice, guitar;  Zé Luis Oliveira, sax, flute;  Itaiguara Brandão, bass;  Rogério Boccato, percussion
Kay Lyra has captured audiences with her precise, pure voice and impeccable phrasing. Now, she is bringing her Brazilian sounds to New York City. Music critic Nelson Motta labeled her, “The daughter of bossa with a crystal voice,” in an inevitable reference to her musician/composer father, bossa nova veteran/founder Carlos Lyra.  She has performed on stage with bossa nova icons Roberto Menescal, Durval Ferreira, Mauricio Einhorn, Wanda Sá, Bebeto Castilho (Tamba Trio) Sergio Ricardo, Leila Pinheiro, João Donato, and musicians such as Léo Gandelman, Márcio Montarroyos, Marcos Suzano, Chiquito Braga, Nivaldo Ornelas, Jean Pierre Zannella, Mauricio Maestro (Boca Livre), Jessé Sadock, among others and recorded with Naná Vasconscelos, Pery Ribeiro, Gilson Peranzzetta, Joyce and Eric Rigler.  

$10 cover plus $10 minimum

New Brazilian Perspectives: Kay Lyra image
Drum kit donated by
CANOPUS DRUMS, Japan

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Cover is given where known
Many spoken words events are free
There is always a one-drink minimum per set; times are door opening times