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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
Mar 06
6:00PM  ENTERTAINING SCIENCE -- SHUFFLE OFF THIS MORTAL COIL

Indeed, we must, in time. And there's something to learn about life through death. In "Dreadful Sorry, Guys," performance artist Claudia Stevens's eerie vocalizations, interlocking monologues and fierce piano playing combine in a haunting, bittersweet and sardonic one-act inspired by the murder of a childhood friend by hate criminals. And the audience gets to sing and recite as well! Shai Shaham is a brilliant young biologist at Rockefeller University, who will tell us of his work on programmed cell death, apoptosis. From undead cells in the nervous system of an unusual research organism, the worm C. elegans (another coil), we learn how apoptosis might be controlled.
 Cover $10
8:30PM  JAZZ ITALIANO--BISEO/SANJUST QUARTET+1
Riccardo Biseo, piano;  Gianni Sanjust, clarinet;  Giorgio Rosciglione, bass;  Gege Munari, drums;  Marcello Rosa, trombone
JAZZ ITALIANO--BISEO/SANJUST QUARTET+1 image
March 4-6 Cornelia Street is part of Jazz Italiano New York, a citywide celebration of the best in Italian jazz

Biseo/Sanjust Quartet, with its 15 years of activity, is one of the most appreciated of the Capital. Its main feature is the solo clarinet usually used in groups such as “Dixieland”. The repertoire is taken by the best of the so called evergreens of the jazz history, from the 20s till today.

Authors such as Berlin, Gershwin, Porter, Ellington - among others - are thus revisited with new arrangements always characterised by simplicity and good taste.

Riccardo Biseo   www.jazzitaliano.com

Monday
Mar 07
6:00PM  THE NEW SHUL DOWNTOWN SALON

The New Shul invites you to join moderator Esther Perel for a season of provocative guest presentations, roundtable discussions and open debates. Perel, who moderated the celebrated Ideas Café, now brings her talents downtown to the Cornelia Street Café, where we gather around small tables for conversation, wine and community building. Swap thoughts and insights with old and new friends on issues in (or behind) the headlines. Monday, March 7, 6-8pm What Are We Watching: The devil in the mirror. Former chairman and CEO of HBO, Michael Fuchs, takes the pulse of current entertainment and reveals what our screens say about American Society Admission $10 $5 for New Shul Members Esther Perel is a Manhattan based psychologist and social commentator whose cross-cultural pulse and playful intellect break with convention. The New Shul is a new, progressive Jewish congregation located in downtown New York City. For more information, please call 212-284-6773 or visit www.newshul.org.
 Cover $10
8:30PM  AMRAM & CO

FROM CHENGDU CHINA TO CHARLES STREET: AT HOME AROUND THE WORLD
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.
 Cover $10   http://www.davidamram.com
Tuesday
Mar 08
6:00PM  STORYTELLING
Barbara Aliprantis

Rose Fontanella Tom Lisenbee
ROSE FONTANELLA, a proud Italian-American daughter, community activist, wife, mother, friend, tenant, graphic artist, entrepreneur, writer, standup comedian, improvisationalist and STORYTELLER – not necessarily in that order – tells stories that make us laugh at ourselves, the world at large, and the human condition!

TOM LISENBEE, musician, poet, storyteller: From symphony orchestra pits to center stage, Tom loves to tell stories. A published poet, and seasoned "spoken word slammer"- most recently at the Bowery Poetry Club and Smokinwordz Poetry Slam - Tom returns to Cornelia Street Cafe to share a tale or two about his life's journey - a work-in-progress. His stories and narrative poems will have us laughing and listening with open hearts.
8:30PM  ARTURO O'FARRILL Y RIZA NEGRA
Arturo O'Farrill, piano;  Rafi Torn, percussion;  Rafi Malakiel, trombone;  Emilio Valdez, drums;  Peter Brainin, tenor sax
Arturo O'Farrill Y Riza Negra 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 second Tuesday of the month.

Arturo is currently on tour w/ the Lincolin Center Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra throughout the United States and recently had a premiere performance in Shanghai, China, yet he is still making time for his Y Riza Negra performances at Cornelia Street.

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 trio in the intimate setting of The Cornelia Street Cafe's 60-seat downstairs lounge.


 Cover $10

Wednesday Mar 09 6:00PM  INTERCULTURAL POETRY
Andrey Gritsman


Intercultural Poetry, host Andrey Gritsman, featured readers Bruce Weigl, Meg Kearny, Melinda Thomsen.
 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)
8:30PM  RIBS & BRISKET REVUE
Paul Shaprio, saxophone, vocals;  Babi Floyd, vocals;  Cilla Owens, vocals;  Booker King, bass;  Tony Lewis, drums;  Brian Mitchell, piano
Ribs & Brisket Revue image

Back in the 30’s and 40’s bluesy, comedic, swing musicians like Louie Jordan and Cab Calloway made some great music that still sounds fresh today. Yiddish was a pretty active street language in New York City at that time, and it was woven into the music. You had Slim Gaillard singing "Matzo Balls", Mildred Bailey recording "A Bee Gezindt", and Calloway’s hysterical yiddish/gibberish cantillation intro to "Ot Azoy" (That's the Way).

Paul Shapiro celebrates this interplay of 40’s hipster swing with some Yiddish thrown in at the Cornelia Street Café. Calling it the Ribs and Brisket Revue*, the saxophonist/composer features Babi Floyd, (of Keith Richard's Expensive Winos et al) and Cilla Owens (one of New York’s best kept secrets). They will be backed by musicians from Paul’s CD ”Midnight Minyan”, on Tzadik Records, which was released lastyear.
*Paul was visited in a dream state by the ghost of Fats Waller who convinced him that R&B originally stood for Ribs & Brisket
 Cover $8

Thursday
Mar 10
6:00PM  POETRY
Angelo Verga, host

Estha Weiner Karen Swenson
poets Estha Weiner & Karen Swenson present new work. call & response 2 mics
 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)
8:30PM  GNU VOX – OUR NEW VOCAL SERIES: DAVID DEVOE/JULIA DOLLISON
Davod Devoe, curator

David Devoe, voice;  Julia Dollison, voice;  Keith Ganz, guitar;  Matt Clohesy, bass;  Ted Poor, drums
GNU VOX – our New vocal series: David Devoe/Julia Dollison image
This unique series features both emerging and established vocalists in styles ranging from straight ahead, modern to avant-garde and free jazz. Each vocalist will present personal material that showcases their abilities as interpreters, improvisers, composers and arrangers. The Cornelia St. Cafe provides an intimate setting to hear these exceptional artists at a reasonable price!

David Devoe and One Dollar Dumpling

David Devoe presents a new ensemble featuring repertoire from The Great American Songbook, The Great European Songbook and The Great Rod Stewart. Come hear this group traverse through vast tundras in unchartered territories.

Julia Dollison

Julia Dollison is a talented young singer, arranger and composer who is currently cultivating a strong following in New York. Her fresh arrangements and improvisational skills reflect a stylistically varied upbringing, leading her to develop a uniquely personal brand of sophisticated, pop-flavored jazz. Since winning Downbeat's Best Student Jazz Vocalist in 2000, Dollison has performed with the Maria Schneider Orchestra and Ben Monder, Schneider's much-admired avant-garde guitarist, with whom she plans to record her first self-produced and arranged CD this winter.

"Dollison's full-bodied yet sweetly airy voice has always been a wonder, and her self- penned arrangements are subtle to a degree rarely found among the present generation of once-over-lightly jazz singers."
- Washington Post, January 2, 2005
 Cover $10   www.daviddevoe.com www.juliadollison.com

Friday
Mar 11
6:00PM  PINK PONY POETRY
Jackie Sheeler, host


Jackie Sheeler's open mic poetry series with featured reader Elizabeth Bassford. arrive before 6 pm to sign up. $6 admission includes a *free* drink.
 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)
8:30PM  JEREMY STEIG QUARTET
Jeremy Steig, flute;  Vic Juris, guitar;  Cameron Brown, bass;  Anthony Pinciotti, drums
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Come and hear the HOTTEST jazz flutist playing in NY. Jeremy Steig has played with Bill Evans, Art Blakey, Jimi Hendrix, Johnny Winter and many others. He brings with him three legendary musician.
 Cover $12   www.jeremysteig.info www.nyjazzreport.com
Saturday
Mar 12
6:00PM  ITALIAN-AMERICAN WRITERS ASSOCIATION

Italian American Writers Association, featured readers are Andree Stolte and Robert Yehling, plus open mic, 5 minute limit.
 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)
8:30PM  RORY STUART QUARTET
Rory Stuart, guitar;  Mark Shim, tenor saxophone;  Chris Tordini, bass;  Dafnis Prieto, drums
Rory Stuart Quartet image
Described by JAZZ TIMES as “perhaps THE most innovative straight-ahead jazz guitarist to emerge in years, “ Rory Stuart brings his quartet with tenor saxophonist Mark Shim, acoustic bassist Chris Tordini, and drummer Dafnis Prieto to the Cornelia Street Café on Saturday March 12, 2005.
Rory Stuart has performed as a sideman with a remarkable range of jazz artists, from Charlie Rouse to Errol Parker, Steve Coleman’s Five Elements with Cassandra Wilson and Geri Allen to the Cadence All Stars, and has led highly-praised Quartets of his own. Rory also designed and teaches the advanced rhythm classes in New School University’s Jazz Department, and a list of his recent students reads like a “Who’s Who” of rising jazz stars.
Rory’s critically-acclaimed CD, “Hurricane,” was reprinted by Sunnyside in 2004, complete with new artwork and liner notes. “Hurricane” received a four-star review in DOWNBEAT and was voted among the 10 best recordings of the year in CODA.
At Cornelia Street Café, The Rory Stuart Quartet will feature newly recorded original compositions, challenging rhythmic elements, and a fiery performance.
For his complete bio, as well as album reviews and photos, please visit
 Cover $10   www.rorystuart.com
Sunday
Mar 13
6:00PM  KATHLEEN FRASER
Angelo Verga, host


Memoir & peformance: "Somniloquies" with author/actor Kathleen Frazer
 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)
8:30PM  JC SANFORD: TRIOCRACY
J.C. Sanford, trombone;  Andy Laster, alto & baritone saxophone;  Chris Bacas, tenor & soprano saophone
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Triocracy, consisting of trombonist and composer JC Sanford and saxophonists Andy Laster and Chris Bacas, has been in existence since 1998 when Sanford formed the group in Boston, MA. The character of this trio is intentionally difficult to classify as the music crosses over defined genre lines. "I like to describe the group as 'free-ish chamber jazz,'" Sanford says. "On the whole, our repertoire is a lot of spontaneous improvisation or tunes written as a vehicle for free improvisation, but there are some other flavors in the mix, including some works from the 'classical' and 'pop' worlds, along with a few jazz tunes where we actually improvise over traditional harmonies." Though an unorthodox instrumentation, the rhythm sectionless ensemble is capable of maintaining rhythmic drive and variation through the players' musicality, both as individuals and as a collective entity. The group's CD, Triocracy, is available at CDBaby
 Cover $10   www.jcsanford.com www.cdbaby.com/cd/triocracy
Drum kit donated by
CANOPUS DRUMS, Japan

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