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Entertaining Science: ASTROBIOLOGY, ACCORDIONOLOGY 10/1/2017
Entertaining Science: BE DAZZLED 9/3/2017
Entertaining Science: CROSSING GENRES, IN SEARCH OF EXOMOONS 6/4/2017
ENTERTAINING SCIENCE: THE NESTEDNESS OF THINGS 5/7/2017
Entertaining Science: MUTANT MIRACLES 4/2/2017
Entertaining Science: EVIDENCE THAT MUSIC HEALS, AND NOT JUST THE SOUL 3/5/2017
Entertaining Science: THE ABSTRACT BOWL! 2/5/2017
Entertaining Science: CARBON’S ITALIAN FAMILY CONNECTIONS 12/4/2016
Entertaining Science: Cold War, Warm Climate 11/6/2016
Entertaining Science: DO BABIES GET THE BLUES? 10/2/2016
Entertaining Science: The Jazz of Physics, Artificial Intelligence and Sculpture 9/4/2016
Entertaining Science: MUSIC FOR THE CORNELIA FIREWORKS 7/3/2016
Entertaining Science: THE MUSE AT THE BIRTH OF THE UNIVERSE 6/5/2016
Entertaining Science: FLAMENCO ON THE BRAIN 5/1/2016
Entertaining Science: The Jazz Cure for Molecules in Distress 4/3/2016
Entertaining Science: OLIVER ON OUR MINDS 3/6/2016
Entertaining Science: THE DANCE OF MOLECULES 2/7/2016
Entertaining Science: 65 MILLION YEARS OF BIRD EVOLUTION DON’T LIE 12/6/2015
Entertaining Science: WHAT MISTINGUETT AND MARIE CURIE TALKED ABOUT 11/1/2015
Entertaining Science : Oscillation/Why Wake Up in the Morning 10/4/2015
Entertaining Science : What did Roald do over the summer? 9/6/2015
Entertaining Science: Turning Breath Into Music 6/7/2015
Entertaining Science: THE HARMONIC DESTINY OF HEALING 5/3/2015
Entertaining Science: EGGSTRAVAGANZA (AND CHICKENS TOO) 4/5/2015
Entertaining Science: Pluto and the Ice Princess, Together at Last 3/1/2015
Entertaining Science: LUNINE, LIGETI, and McMURRAY 2/1/2015
Entertaining Science: SOUND SYMMETRY - Patterns of Mind  1/4/2015
Entertaining Science: SO YOU THINK YOU’VE HEARD IT ALL? 12/7/2014
Entertaining Science: Light and Color 11/2/2014
Entertaining Science: The Big Melt: Tales of Antarctica 10/5/2014
Entertaining Science: ONE NOTE AT A TIME? IT DOESN'T HAVE TO BE LIKE THAT!  9/7/2014
Entertaining Science: Unfolding Evolution 6/1/2014
Entertaining Science: Life's Music 5/4/2014
Entertaining Science: SING TO ME, O NATURAL PHILOSOPHER! 4/6/2014
Entertaining Science: EDGES and GRAVITONS 3/2/2014
Entertaining Science: MUSIC, LANGUAGE LEARNING US 2/2/2014
Entertaining Science: SMALL, DEADLY, AND DELICIOUS 1/5/2014
Entertaining Science: CO-SEISMIC PIANO 12/1/2013
Entertaining Science: Explosive evolution in birds 11/3/2013
Entertaining Science: Interactions : So Complicated It's Simple 10/6/2013
Entertaining Science: CIAO BELLA! WHAT MAKES AN ARIA OR AN ALCOHOL BEAUTIFUL? 9/1/2013
Entertaining Science: Mars ! 6/9/2013
Entertaining Science: MUSIC OF THE SPHERES 5/12/2013
Entertaining Science: On Paper 4/14/2013
Entertaining Science: Now Hear This! 3/10/2013
Entertaining Science: A Jump into the Gene Pool 2/10/2013
Entertaining Science: FLIGHT CLUB 12/9/2012
Entertaining Science: YOU ARE WHAT YOU HEAR 11/11/2012
Entertaining Science: IT YEAST AIN’T THE SAME 10/14/2012
Entertaining Science: Hearts and Devils 9/9/2012
ENTERTAINING SCIENCE: PAY ATTENTION! 6/10/2012
Entertaining Science: Rhapsody for Piano and Universe 5/13/2012
ENTERTAINING SCIENCE  4/8/2012
Entertaining Science: BEAUTY AND THE BEASTIES 3/11/2012
Entertaining Science: The Two Garys--Guitar Zero & Exponential 2/12/2012
Entertaining Science: SILENT GENES AND GENTLE SONGS 1/8/2012
ENTERTAINING SCIENCE: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, O UNIVERSE  12/11/2011
ENTERTAINING SCIENCE: THE DRONE AND THE UNIVERSE 11/13/2011
ENTERTAINING SCIENCE  10/9/2011
Entertaining Science 9/11/2011
Cafe Stories 7/25/2011
Entertaining Science 7/10/2011
Entertaining Science 6/12/2011
Entertaining Science 5/8/2011
Entertaining Science 4/10/2011
Entertaining Science 3/13/2011
Entertaining Science 2/13/2011
Entertaining Science: Abstraction and Passion: The Brainwave Music Project 1/9/2011
The Science of Fear in Words and MUsic 6/6/2010
Entertaining Science 5/2/2010
Prognosticating the World's Wheat and Bluegrass 4/4/2010
Entertaining Science -- Can culture emerge from scratch? 3/7/2010
Entertaining Science -- The Camera Never Lies 2/7/2010
Entertaining Science -- EXTREMES 1/3/2010
Entertaining Science -- YOU SEE WHAT YOUR BRAIN WANTS YOU TO SEE 12/6/2009
Entertaining Science -- SHAPES AND ENERGIES: LOVE AND HATE AMONG THE ATOMS 11/1/2009
Entertaining Science -- NATURAL LAW: DARWIN'S TANGLED BANK 10/4/2009
Entertaining Science -- THE WORLDS WE MAKE UP 9/6/2009
Entertaining Science -- ACQUA! THE SOUNDS AND SCIENCE OF WATER 6/7/2009
Entertaining Science -- EL BAILE BACTERIANO! 5/3/2009
Entertaining Science -- ANNIHILATION! 4/5/2009
Entertaining Science -- NANOARCHITECTURES: WHY MORE OF LESS IS MORE! 3/1/2009
Entertaining Science -- JEDUTHUN’S HEIRS: JEWISH GENES, JEWISH GROOVES 2/1/2009
Entertaining Science -- FLEAS ON STEROIDS 1/4/2009
Entertaining Science -- A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE LAB 12/7/2008
Entertaining Science -- IMAGINE SCIENCE IN FILM 11/2/2008
Entertaining Science -- The Haphazard Construction of the Human Mind 10/5/2008
Entertaining Science -- TABOOS 9/7/2008
Entertaining Science -- WAVE/PARTICLE 6/1/2008
Entertaining Science -- WHY DO WHALES SING? 5/4/2008
Entertaining Science -- It's the Way it Shatters that Matters 3/2/2008
Entertaining Science -- Five Feet High and Rising 2/3/2008
Entertaining Science -- SeaChange: Reversing the Tide 1/6/2008
Entertaining Science -- THINKING, FEELING 12/2/2007
Entertaining Science -- ALL IS PATTERN 11/4/2007
Entertaining Science -- Harmonious Triads 10/7/2007
Science 8/30/2007
Entertaining Science -- COLTRANE, EINSTEIN, AND COSMOLOGY 2 7/1/2007
Entertaining Science -- Reflections of the Animal Mind 6/3/2007
Entertaining Science -- HE SAYS, SHE SAYS, EITHER WAY IT'S ALL PHALLACY 5/6/2007
Entertaining Science -- A RIFF ON THE WAY TO STRUCTURE 4/1/2007
Entertaining Science -- ATYPICAL ANTIPSYCHOTICS 3/4/2007
Entertaining Science -- MIRROR, MIRROR ON THE WALL 2/4/2007
Entertaining Science -- COSI SIMILI, COSI DIVERSE 1/7/2007
Entertaining Science -- I FORGOT TO LEARN TO FORGET 12/3/2006
Entertaining Science -- NAMING NATURE 11/5/2006
Entertaining Science -- Chateau Jiahu, Vintage 7000 BC 10/15/2006
Entertaining Science 2 -- Chateau Jiahu, Vintage 7000 BC 10/15/2006

Entertaining Science -- CHOICES
 9/3/2006
Entertaining Science -- Finally With Women 8/6/2006
Entertaining Science -- SMALL TALK AMONG THE BACTERIA 6/4/2006
Entertaining Science -- BIOMINERALIZATION: THE BEAUTY OF FUNCTION 5/7/2006
Entertaining Science -- AFTERNOON OF THE CHIMERAS 4/2/2006
Entertaining Science -- IN YOUR EAR 3/5/2006
Entertaining Science -- DARWIN’S BIRTHDAY BASH 2/5/2006
Entertaining Science -- NEON! 12/4/2005
Entertaining Science -- IMPROVISING ON CHAOS 11/13/2005
Entertaining Science -- GM FOODS; MONSTERS OR MIRACLES? 10/2/2005
Entertaining Science -- FERNS 9/4/2005
Entertaining Science -- FROM SAMARKAND TO CORDOBA 8/7/2005
Entertaining Science -- SCIENCE AND THE MORAL LIFE--A MISMATCH? 6/5/2005
Entertaining Science -- WHY DO BIRDS SING? 5/1/2005
Entertaining Science -- SHUFFLE OFF THIS MORTAL COIL 3/6/2005
Entertaining Science -- ECO-OPERA-EVO 2/6/2005

 
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Sunday
Feb 01
6:00PM  ENTERTAINING SCIENCE: LUNINE, LIGETI, AND MCMURRAY
Roald Hoffman, Dave Soldier, hosts

Jonathan Lunine,, planetary scientist;  Lukas Ligeti, percussion;  Grey McMurray, guitar
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LUNINE, LIGETI, and McMURRAY: THE SIGHTS AND SOUNDS OF SATURN’S SYSTEM

We journey through the Saturn system to explore its wonders, courtesy of the decades-long Cassini-Huygens mission. Our guide will be Jonathan Lunine, a planetary scientist on that mission. We'll start with Saturn's intricate rings and bubbling cauldron of an atmosphere, and then move on to Titan--a giant moon where methane streams run down to sunless hydrocarbon seas. Finally, Enceladus, a tiny moon with an underground ocean and jets of salty water spewing into space, may be our best chance to discover living organisms elsewhere in the solar system. Lukas Ligeti, a versatile composer and percussionist whose work incorporates elements of jazz, contemporary classical, electronic and various world musics, will reflect in music on the journey (and his own, from Vienna to Bushwick through Africa). And so will Grey McMurray, guitarist extraordinaire from bands such as Tongues in Trees and itsnotyouitsme.

8:30PM  SPERRAZZA/SACKS/KAMAGUCHI
Jacob Sacks, piano;  Masa Kamaguchi, bass;  Vinnie Sperrazza, drums

The trio of drummer Vinnie Sperrazza, pianist Jacob Sacks, and bassist Masa Kamaguchi first came together in 2008 at the suggestion of Jordi Pujol, the owner of the Barcelona-based Fresh Sound record company. The trio has released two acclaimed albums on Fresh Sound. "Barcelona Holiday"from 2011, was a mix of standards and jazz tunes, and "Play Cy Coleman" from 2013, was devoted solely to the Broadway composer's songbook. 2015 will see the release of "Play Johnny Mandel".

  http://www.vinniesperrazza.org http://www.jacobsacks.com

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Monday
Feb 02
6:00PM  MONOLOGUES & MADNESS
Tulis McCall, host

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Original Monologues. No slamming, no judges, just great material, excellent actors and YOU. Come See These Amazing Daredevils Perform Without a Net!!!

  www.monologuesandmadness.com

8:30PM  AMRAM & CO : CANCELLED DUE TO HEAVY SNOW UPSTATE
Cancelled due to heavy snow upstate

David Amram, piano, french horn, flutes, composition & surprises;  Kevin Twigg, drums, glockenspiel;  Rene Hart, bass;  Elliot Peper, bongos
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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.

  www.davidamram.com www.gander.tv/event/cornelia-street-cafe-david-co-55-830pm-1030pm

Tuesday
Feb 03
8:30PM  TRAVIS REUTER QUINTET
Travis Reuter, guitar;  Adam O’Farrill, trumpet;  John O’Gallagher, alto sax;  Rajna Swaminathan, mrudangam;  Chris Tordini, bass
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Largely informed by the jazz tradition, guitarist Travis Reuter's compositions focus on abstract forms, complex rhythmic structures, and polytonality, while continuing to explore the improviser's role in a traditional setting. In addition, Reuter is a former student of acclaimed new complexity composer Jason Eckardt and his music is inspired by the currents of classical music, which inspire harmony and structural clarity.

"Reuter's musical world is a place of intrigue that not only stimulates the psyche, but also delivers a high form of entertainment along the way—a sterling effort that should not go unnoticed." -Glenn Astarita, All About Jazz

  www.travisreuter.com

Wednesday Feb 04
6:00PM  THE RUMPUS LATE NIGHT POETRY SHOW
David Roderick, host

Beth Bachmann Nick Flynn and Stephen Elliott, special guest
The Rumpus Late Night Poetry Show image

The Rumpus Late Night Poetry Show goes live in NYC! Readings by David Roderick, Beth Bachmann and Nick Flynn, followed by a high-speed literary chat between Bachmann and Flynn, moderated by Late Night host, David Roderick.

  therumpus.net

8:30PM  BOB GINGERY GROUP, CD RELEASE: TRAVELER
Bob Gingery, bass;  Jon Irabagon, sax;  Mike Baggetta, guitar;  Mark Ferber, drums

Bassist Bob Gingery brings his quartet to Cornelia Street to perform music from Traveler, the new album out on Fresh Sound New Talent records. "An original artist whose compositions have shifting dynamics, odd meter all without losing that special lyrical sense of purpose that make Traveler so engaging." - Brent Black, criticaljazz.com

  http://www.bobgingery.com

Bob Gingery Group, CD Release: Traveler image
10:00PM  JON LUNDBOM & BIG FIVE CHORD
Jon Lundbom, guitar;  Jon Irabagon, soprano sax;  Bryan Murray, tenor sax;  Justin Wood, alto sax, flute;  Sam Kulik, trombone;  Moppa Elliott, bass;  Dan Monaghan, drums
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Austin, TX, based guitarist Jon Lundbom and his band Big Five Chord are proud to release their new album 'Jeremiah' live in concert at Cornelia St. Cafe. JL&BVC play "assaultive, cleverly fun punk jazz" (Lucid Culture), "forward-thinking, boundary-stretching jazz that still manages to sit well on more mainstream ears" (Creative Loafing). The quintet features Jon Irabagon and Bryan Murray (Bryan & the Haggards) on saxophones, bassist Moppa Elliott (Mostly Other People Do the Killing), and Philadelphia's finest Mr. Dan Monaghan on drums; 'Jeremiah' also includes Justin Wood on reeds and Sam Kulik on trombone. 'Jeremiah' marks Big Five Chord's seventh release, their fifth on NYC's Hot Cup Records.

"Pure jazz with rock attitude" --All About Jazz

  www.jonlundbom.com

Thursday
Feb 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.
 Cover $food on us, drinks on you

8:30PM  CONTAGIOUS SOUNDS: KILLS TO KISSES
Vicky Chow, host

Lisa Dowling, voice

Praised as “Bjork-like” and “innovative” by the New York Times, Lisa Dowling aka kills to kisses has had her ears and fingers in the post-classical, post-rock, post-post world of sound since she graduated from music school. Wanting to give her beloved instrument a fresh voice, she created kills to kisses to showcase the unique and surprising capabilities of an the upright bass, an instrument that is usually not recognized for its virtuosity. Her music is bass-centric, but not in the ways you would expect; luscious, pulsating melodies soar over funky bass riffs and electronic drones creating a “brusquely subtle or exquisitely dense” (Inanna Naked) cinematic language that will beg of your hips.

  http://www.killstokisses.com http://www.contagioussounds.org

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

Michael Chinworth, voice, wurlitzer;  Mai Friedman, voice, synth;  Jo-Anne Hyun, voice, bass;  Trevor Wilson, voice, guitar;  Ethan Woods, voice, electronics
Contagious Sounds: ANAWAN image

Anawan will perform music from their most recent LP,Anawan, as well as some pieces from All Material (2013) and Soft Wings (2012).

Anawan (formerly known as TWVE) is a five-piece band based in the waterfront neighborhood of Red Hook, Brooklyn. The project of composer and multi-instrumentalist Trevor Wilson, Anawan is a hybrid animal: part avant-garde vocal ensemble and part wildly-experimental pop group. Wilson, the de facto leader of the group whose mentor Meredith Monk is but one discernible influence, is a restless and prolific musician who has written and released hundreds of songs. In Anawan, Wilson’s innovative vocal stylizations are mirrored by the rest of the group, evoking the image of a five-headed beast harmonizing with itself. Their third album together, Anawan is the first to be released under the group’s new name and has the feel of a debut. With the band sounding tighter than ever, Anawan aims for the heart and at the same time impresses the mind with its intricate and inventive arrangements.

  Anawan.net www.contagioussounds.org

Friday
Feb 06
6:00PM  THE MONTHLY : BURROUGHS 101
Kat Georges, Peter Carlaftes, hosts

Anne Waldman Penny Arcade Jan Herman, Burroughs publisher
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9:00PM & 10:30PM  GEORGE GARZONE & THE FRINGE
George Garzone, saxophone;  John Lockwood, bass;  Bob Gulloti, drums
THE FRINGE IS BACK!

The Fringe are one of the genuine living treasures of the Boston jazz scene. Originally formed back in 1971 by tenor-saxophonist George Garzone, bassist Richard Appleman, and drummer Bob Gullotti as an outlet for their free jazz improvisations, The Fringe have entertained and enlightened Boston area jazz audiences for over 30 years. Bassist Appleman left the band in 1985 to become Chairman of the Bass Department at Berklee College and was replaced by veteran bassist John Lockwood.

$10 cover plus $10 minimum

  http://www.thefringejazz.com

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Saturday
Feb 07
6:00PM  THE GREEK AMERICAN WRITERS
Penelope Karageorge, host

Lili Bita, actor/poet;  Robert Zaller, poet/scholar/essayist;  Apostolos Pappas, physicist/poet
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A week before Valentine's Day, a special edition of one our favorite series

Lili Bita, author of “The Thrust of the Blade” will present her stunning Erotic Poetry

Dr. Robert Zaller, author of “Islands,” will offer poetry transporting you to the isles of Greece

Apostolos Pappas, Ph.D., Selected Poems and a tribute to 100 years of Anthony Quinn the person the actor and Kazantzakis's Zorba

9:00PM & 10:30PM  JOHN HEBERT'S BRIDGE AND TUNNEL
John Hebert , bass;  Peter Bernstein, guitar;  Dayna Stephens, tenor sax;  Eric McPherson, drums

For the price of the tolls coming into Manhattan from Jersey, you can hear John Hébert’s Bridge and Tunnel Quartet featuring Peter Bernstein on guitar, Dayna Stephens on tenor sax and Eric McPherson drums. The group showcases new music written by the bassist, John Hébert as well as some choice jazz standards. Beautiful melodies surrounded by spacious and lamenting grooves, sonorous and real, the instrumentation here demonstrates a capacity for jazz improvisation while at the same time leaving space for open introspection. I am not sure that EZ Pass will work at the club but call in advance when making reservations.

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Sunday
Feb 08
6:00PM  FORK IT OVER : OURTALK/TASTE SERIES: A BEER AND TWO WHISKIES.
Liz Stretch, host

Jimmy Carbone Allison Patel Daric Schlesselman
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A beer and two whiskies.

This Sunday, February 8th at 6pm come get intimate with the fabulous craft beer guru, Heritage Radio Network host and all round local food rockstar Jimmy Carbone of the East Village’s Jimmy’s 43.

Joining Jimmy is Allison Patel of Brenne, an award-winning Single Malt Whiskey made entirely in the Cognac region of France. A former professional ballerina Allison was recently named by Forbes magazine as one of the top 4 women in the world who are “calling the shots in the whiskey business”.

Also in the fold we have Daric Schlesselman, owner of Van Brunt Stillhouse, an artisanal distillery in Red Hook, Brooklyn and ex Daily Show editor. What’s not to love?

Don’t miss the chance to get up close and personal with this special trio as they share their personal adventure with all things food and drink. Expect a fun beer and whiskey session

$15 includes a taste or two or three.

8:30PM  JANE IRA BLOOM TRIO SINGING THE TRIANGLE
Jane Ira Bloom, soprano sax;  Mark Helias, bass;  Bobby Previte, drums

Soprano saxophonist/composer and NASA artist Jane Ira Bloom returns to the Cornelia Street Café as part of the 2015 Composers Now Festival celebrating composers throughout the five boroughs of New York City in February. She performs Singing the Triangle with long-time bandmates bassist Mark Helias and drummer Bobby Previte in the setting that improviser/ composers love most: the trio - Just enough rhythmic/ melodic interaction to fire a tune and just enough space to carve your own direction.

"A powerful trio of fearless jazz explorers...who share a commitment to beauty & adventure" – Bob Blumenthal

  http://www.janeirabloom.com

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Drum kit donated by
CANOPUS DRUMS, Japan

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