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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
Sep 01
6:00PM  ENTERTAINING SCIENCE: CIAO BELLA! WHAT MAKES AN ARIA OR AN ALCOHOL BEAUTIFUL?
Roald Hoffman, Dave Soldier, hosts

Stephanie McGuire, mezzo-soprano;  Noby Ishida, pianist;  Roald Hoffmann, chemist
WHAT MAKES AN ARIA OR AN ALCOHOL BEAUTIFUL?

Mezzo-soprano Stephanie McGuire and pianist Noby Ishida will explore beauty in music, through art songs set to poems of Langston Hughes, and some arias from rarely performed operas of Handel and Tchaikovsky. Of music and art, we rightly expect beauty, but could chemists aspire to loveliness in molecules? Chemist Roald Hoffmann will reflect on the native aesthetics of his tribe. Join us for a contemplation of beauty in music and science.

$15.00 includes a drink

For reservations call 212 989 9319.   http://www.mcguiremezzo.com http://www.roaldhoffmann.com

Entertaining Science: CIAO BELLA! WHAT MAKES AN ARIA OR AN ALCOHOL BEAUTIFUL? image
8:30PM  KAORU WATANABE & SATOSHI TAKEISHI
Dan Weiss, host

Kaoru Watanabe, flute;  Satoshi Takeishi, drums
KAORU WATANABE &  Satoshi Takeishi image
KAORU WATANABE is a New York based practitioner of various Japanese traverse bamboo flute or flutes, the taiko drum as well as the Western flute. His music can be best described as an ever-shifting blend of the folk and classical traditions of Japan with contemporary improvisational and experimental music. Kaoru has performed with such artists as jazz pianist Jason Moran and Kabuki actor Bando Tamasaburo, and was a member and artistic director of Japanese taiko ensemble Kodo.

Satoshi Takeishi, drummer, percussionist, and arranger is a native of Mito Japan. He studied music at Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. While at Berklee he developed an interest in the music of South America and went to live in Colombia following the invitation of a friend. He spent four years there and forged many musical and personal relationships. One of the projects he worked on while in Colombia was "Macumbia" with composer/arranger Francisco Zumaque in which traditional, jazz and classical music were combined. With this group he performed with the Bogota symphony orchestra to do a series of concerts honoring the music of the most popular composer in Colombia, Lucho Bermudes. In 1986 he returned to the U.S. in Miami where he began work as an arranger. In 1987 he produced "Morning Ride" for jazz flutist Nestor Torres on Polygram Records. His interest expanded to the rhythms and melodies of the middle east where he studied and performed with Armenian-American oud master Joe Zeytoonian. Since moving to New York in 1991 he has performed and recorded with many musicians such as Ray Barretto, Carlos "Patato" Valdes, Eliane Elias, Marc Johnson, Eddie Gomez, Randy Brecker, Dave Liebman, Anthony Braxton, Mark Murphy, Herbie Mann, Paul Winter Consort, Rabih Abu Khalil, Toshiko Akiyoshi Big Band, Erik Friedlander and Pablo Ziegler to name a few. He continues to explore multi-cultural, electronics and improvisational music with local musicians and composers in New York.

$10 cover plus $10 minimum

  www.watanabekaoru.com www.taikonyc.com

Monday
Sep 02
8:30PM  AMRAM & CO
David Amram, piano, french horn, flutes, composition & surprises;  Kevin Twigg, drums, glockenspiel;  Rene Hart, bass;  Adam Amram, percussion
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.

$10 cover plus $10 minimum

  http://www.davidamram.com

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Tuesday
Sep 03
8:30PM  40TWENTY
Jacob Garchik, trombone;  Loren Stillman, alto sax;  Dave Ambrosio, bass;  Vinnie Sperrazza, drums
40Twenty image
Announcing 40twenty: an updated take on the Mad Men-era house band. In the spirit of jazz club engagements of long ago, this Brooklyn quartet booked two weeks of nightly gigs before recording their debut record.

40twenty is a throwback to the age when a band could find its own sound through night after night of experimentation and interaction. In January 2011, amidst a world of “one-nighters”, 40twenty sought out a New York City space where they could set up camp and forge their identity. After 10 nights and 20 sets at Brooklyn’s Ibeam, they headed to the studio to capture the energy they created.     Released in November 2012, the group's debut album is available now at 40twenty.bandcamp.com, and from the band at their 2013 Winter Jazz Fest performance.   "Loose and assured, it [40twenty's eponymous debut] sounds like the casually sturdy product of a steady-working band"- Nate Chinen, the New York Times  "The music, like the name, has a vintage sound, an homage to the period of highball glasses and cigarette cases that is neither rote recreation nor snide irony" -Sean Fitzell, New York City Jazz Record "Dry, controlled radicalism...a smeary version of chamber jazz"-- Ben Ratliff, NY Times

$10 cover plus $10 minimum

Wednesday Sep 04
8:30PM  CONTAGIOUS SOUNDS: IKTUS PERCUSSION
Vicky Chow, host

Chris Graham, percussion;  Justin Wolf, percusssion;  Josh Perry, percussion;  Piero Guirmaraes, percussion;  Cory Bracken, percussion
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Contagious Sounds fosters a community where new music, works, and ideas are heard and exchanged. It’s a place where artists can fully explore their creative beliefs without limitation. The series focuses on adventurous and experimental performers and composers who push the boundaries and expectations of the audience.

Curated by Bang on a Can All-Stars pianist Vicky Chow, Contagious Sounds is a monthly series launched in 2010 at the Gershwin Hotel. It has presented premieres by composers such as Lukas Ligeti, Tristan Perich, and Sean Friar, and performers including Florent Ghys, Concert Black, Ashley Bathgate, Del Sol String Quartet, BUILD, Andy Akiho, and TIGUE, among many others. For its inaugural concert at Cornelia Street Café on September 4, Contagious Sounds will present two sets featuring many titans of the New York new music scene. Iktus Percussion (Chris Graham, Justin Wolf, Josh Perry, Piero Guirmaraes and Cory Bracken) will perform a program of works by Cory Bracken, Ron Ford Cole, Elliot Cooper, Levy Lorenzo, and Steart Saunders Smith at the 9pm set; t8ts

$10 cover plus $10 minimum

10:00PM  CONTAGIOUS SOUNDS: T8TS
Vicky Chow, host

Vicky Chow, piano;  Lisa Dowling, bass, voice, electronics;  Domenica Fossati, flute;  Andie Springer, violin
Contagious Sounds: t8ts image
Contagious Sounds fosters a community where new music, works, and ideas are heard and exchanged. It’s a place where artists can fully explore their creative beliefs without limitation. The series focuses on adventurous and experimental performers and composers who push the boundaries and expectations of the audience.

Curated by Bang on a Can All-Stars pianist Vicky Chow, Contagious Sounds is a monthly series launched in 2010 at the Gershwin Hotel. It has presented premieres by composers such as Lukas Ligeti, Tristan Perich, and Sean Friar, and performers including Florent Ghys, Concert Black, Ashley Bathgate, Del Sol String Quartet, BUILD, Andy Akiho, and TIGUE, among many others.

For its inaugural concert at Cornelia Street Café on September 4, Contagious Sounds will present two sets featuring many titans of the New York new music scene. Iktus Percussion will perform a program of works by Cory Bracken, Ron Ford Cole, Elliot Cooper, Levy Lorenzo, and Steart Saunders Smith at the 9pm set; t8ts will present works by John Luther Adams, Dan Cooper, Stephen Feigenbaum, Brooks Frederickson, David Lang, and Liza White at 10pm. Lisa Dowling will also perform two of her own compositions for bass, voice and electronics.

$10 cover plus $10 minimum

Thursday
Sep 05
6:00PM  ARTISTS’ SALON
Robin, Angelo, Josh, and Tom, hosts

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This is a monthly opportunity for artists associated with the cafe--from every genre and every generation, past, present, and future--to gather informally, schmooze, re-invent the world, and hoist a glass of quelque chose (the only kind of chose to hoist). Our glorious curators are present, you can buttonhole them to find out what's cooking, you can introduce yourself to other toilers in the vineyard, invent projects and discover collaborators.

Finger food on us, drinks available. All are welcome.

8:30PM  GREG WARD'S PHONIC JUGGERNAUT
Greg Ward , alto sax;  Joe Sanders, bass;  Damion Reid, drums
Greg Ward's Phonic Juggernaut, which features the incredible rhythm section of Damion Reid and Joe Sanders, daringly explores the stripped-down instrumentation of the trio. Don't miss the exciting night of original music as the trio returns to Cornelia Street Cafe, where this ensemble had it's debut in 2011.

“I’m thinking of Greg Ward, whose long and searching alto saxophone solo in ‘Third Option’ is one of the best things I’ve heard on record this year.”-- Ben Ratliff, The New York Times

$10 cover plus $10 minimum

  http://www.gregward.org http://www.joesandersbass.com

Greg Ward's Phonic Juggernaut image
Friday
Sep 06
6:00PM  POETRY, MONOLOGUES AND SONGS : PERSONAL REMEMBRANCES OF 9/11
Gordon A. Gilbert Jr., host


No rants, diatribes or gratuitous political statements, this is personal.

$ 8 includes a drink   http://www.gander.tv/event/cornelia-street-cafe-personal-remembrances-911-96-6pm-8pm

Poetry, Monologues and Songs : personal remembrances of 9/11 image
9:00PM & 10:30PM  CHRIS LIGHTCAP - BIGMOUTH
Chris Lightcap, bass;  Chris Cheek, tenor sax;  Tony Malaby, tenor sax;  Matt Mitchell, piano;  Gerald Cleaver, drums
Chris Lightcap - Bigmouth image
For two nights Bigmouth will perform a new batch of music by Chris Lightcap, commissioned by Chamber Music America and premiered at the 2012 Earshot Jazz Festival. They will also play music from their acclaimed CD, "Deluxe" which was named one of the best CDs of 2010 by the New York Times, NPR, Jazz Times and the Village Voice.

"Righteous" ...NY Times "Superb"...Wall Street Journal

"****1/2"...Downbeat

$10 cover plus $10 minimum

  www.chrislightcap.com

Saturday
Sep 07
9:00PM & 10:30PM  CHRIS LIGHTCAP - BIGMOUTH
Chris Lightcap, bass;  Chris Cheek, tenor sax;  Tony Malaby, tenor sax;  Matt Mitchell, piano;  Gerald Cleaver, drums
Chris Lightcap - Bigmouth image
For two nights Bigmouth will perform a new batch of music by Chris Lightcap, commissioned by Chamber Music America and premiered at the 2012 Earshot Jazz Festival. They will also play music from their acclaimed CD, "Deluxe" which was named one of the best CDs of 2010 by the New York Times, NPR, Jazz Times and the Village Voice.

"Righteous" ...NY Times "Superb"...Wall Street Journal

"****1/2"...Downbeat

$10 cover plus $10 minimum

  www.chrislightcap.com

Sunday
Sep 08
6:00PM  MATTHEW AUCOIN AND FRIENDS
Matthew Aucoin, piano, composition;  Vanessa Cariddi, mezzo-soprano;  Davone Tines, bass-baritone
Matthew Aucoin and Friends image

Song, Unamp'd: An Intimate Evening of American and French Music

The program will include French songs by Debussy and his underrated contemporary Maurice Delage, as well as new works by Aucoin.

$10.00 cover plus $10.00 minimum

  www.matthewaucoin.com

8:30PM  GLOBAL LIVING ROOM: TIM ERIKSEN AND THE TRIO DE PUMPKINTOWN
Gerard Edery, host

Tim Eriksen, voice, bajo sexto, banjo, fiddle, guitar;  Zoe Darrow, fiddle, voice;  Peter Irvine, hand percussion, glockenspiel, voice
Global Living Room: Tim Eriksen and the Trio de Pumpkintown image
Love songs of the sea, fiddle tunes, ballads, shape-note and afro/celtic gospel: much of the Trio’s music comes from Pumpkintown’s diverse early inhabitants; Yankees, Africans, Native Americans, Irish, Scottish and Germans. Also influential are the sounds of the cotton trade, which brought many of the town’s youth to Southern India via Zanzibar and back. They write their own music too, and you can hear it all on Tim's latest album "Josh Billings Voyage."

"among the world's finest folk practitioners" -- Toronto Star

$10 cover plus $10 minimum

  http://timeriksenmusic.com/

Drum kit donated by
CANOPUS DRUMS, Japan

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