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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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Mixed Media by LENNY ACHAN

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Sunday
May 03
6:00PM  ENTERTAINING SCIENCE: THE HARMONIC DESTINY OF HEALING
Roald Hoffman, Dave Soldier, hosts

Dr. Mitchell Gaynor, oncologist, author;  Luana DeAngelis, musician, composer;  Katie Down, music psychotherapist, composer
Entertaining Science: THE HARMONIC DESTINY OF HEALING image

The world is rich with all kinds of sounds -- intriguing, pleasant, jarring, transcendent, and even healing! No matter what sounds move you, those of Tibetan and crystal singing bowls and gongs penetrate the deepest levels of both body and mind, to augment healing at the cellular level. Dr. Mitchell Gaynor, one of the world's leading oncologists and an early pioneer in the therapeutic effects of sound meditation, is the author of highly successful books on this topic including "Sounds of Healing," and "The Healing Power of Sound." His just released book, "The Gene Therapy Plan – Taking Control of Your Genetic Destiny with Diet and Lifestyle," already tops Amazon's best sellers. He will review the correlation between music and the DNA double helix, as well as discuss his work using these instruments as tools for healing with his patients for over 25 years.

In this conversation/demonstration, Dr. Gaynor will be joined by Luana DeAngelis, musician/composer and Founder of YouCanThrive.org, a charity offering a preventative holistic services paradigm for people with cancer. And by Katie Down, a music psychotherapist, sound healer, and composer. She teaches sound meditation workshops using crystal and Tibetan singing bowls, vocal toning, and other deep listening practices throughout the city and internationally.

  www.mindfulmusicpsychotherapy.com www.genechanger.com/

8:30PM  SARA SERPA
Sara Serpa, voice;  André Matos, guitar;  Leo Genovese, piano;  Dan Weiss, drums
Sara Serpa image

Portuguese singer Sara Serpa & guitarist André Matos revisit their recent album "Primavera", adding some new music the duo has been working on. The 2014 release of "Primavera", the debut for the duo, was widely acclaimed by both press and the public. The New York Times says "Primavera is gemlike in its beauty and precision, and manages to be purely about the depth of their rapport (...)"; and the New Yorker calls it "(...) an enchanting new recording."

Past collaborations of the duo include Guillermo Klein, Thomas Morgan or Pete Rende. Serpa and Matos will be joined this evening by two extraordinary musicians: Leo Genovese on piano and keys and Billy Mintz on drums.

  www.saraserpa.com www.serpamatos.com

Monday
May 04
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
David Amram, piano, french horn, flutes, composition & surprises;  Kevin Twigg, drums, glockenspiel;  Rene Hart, bass;  Elliot Peper, bongos
AMRAM & CO image

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

Tuesday
May 05
6:00PM  SMILE ON CINCO DE MAYO: READINGS
Arlene Krasner Mark Saunders
Smile on Cinco de Mayo: Readings image

Select readings from two whimsical books about life south of the border by authors who grew up north of it: Kosher Sutra by Arlene Krasner; Nobody Knows the Spanish I Speak by Mark Saunders. Both Arlene and Mark have served on the faculty of the San Miguel Writers’ Conference, the largest and most prestigious co-cultural, bi-lingual literary gathering in the Americas.

  www.msaunderswriter.com

8:30PM  MUSETTE EXPLOSION
Will Holshouser, accordion;  Matt Munisteri, guitar, banjo;  Marcus Rojas, tuba
MUSETTE EXPLOSION image Reuben Radding

Three of New York’s most in-demand virtuoso musicians, each with a distinctive voice on his instrument, explore and expand on Parisian musette. They bring this multicultural dancehall music to new places through the highest improvisational communication, emotionally honest performances, and original compositions. Marcus, Matt and Will keep busy backing up some of the world’s foremost artists (Regina Carter, Paul Simon, Catherine Russell, Dave Douglas, Mark O’Connor, David Krakauer, and others). Over the last fifteen years, they’ve indulged in a labor of love: exploring the beautiful and challenging French musette repertoire. Paris in the early 20th century was a cosmopolitan melting pot, like New Orleans or New York. A true “musette explosion,” musical and cultural, was taking place. According to musette historian Didier Roussin, Paris was “in the throes of explosive growth as poor migrants flocked in. Where people of all classes rubbed shoulders, places of amusement multiplied … Cafés, clubs, brothels, and dance halls were the crucibles in which were forged new musical forms.” The original bagpipes (“musettes”) of the French Auvergnats were replaced by the Italians’ accordions, but gave their name to the new style of music; Roma guitarists and violinists brought in Eastern European and Spanish influences; American GIs introduced jazz, the banjo, and drums. German and Polish waltzes, polkas, and mazurkas were also in the air. This trio, with its unique instrumentation, continues the “explosion” through its new interpretations, sonic surprises, and original compositions. They may be the only accordion/guitar/tuba trio to spend a week on Billboard's "Jazz Album" charts.

"... swings with speed and clarity, sways with mystery and eroticism....Not simply an archeological paean to past masters, this debut recording from Musette Explosion makes the genre relevant to NYC's musical landscape." -- Elliott Simon, New York City Jazz Record

  www.willholshouser.com

Wednesday May 06
6:00PM  REMEMBERING JOSEPH ROTH
Paul Hecht, actor;  Yale Strom , violin
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REMEMBERING JOSEPH ROTH (1894-1939)

A selection of his short pieces and a short story​

​$15 gets you a drink, some fine words and a little klezmer

Reservations recommended 212 989 9391​   www.yalestrom.com

8:30PM  THE CLAUDIA QUINTET
John Hollenbeck , drums, composition;  Chris Speed, tenor sax, clarinet;  Red Wierenga, accordion, piano;  Matt Moran, vibraphone;  Drew Gress, bass
The Claudia Quintet image

3 nights with Claudia-Live Recording for Cuneiform Records

Claudia is back at their fav NYC venue! This time for 3 nights of live recording for their next Cuneiform Records release, tentatively titled "Super Petite". Besides a few choice oldies, they will be playing all new music with titles such as "Pure Poem", A-list, Mangold, Rose Rhythm, Nightbreak…with full explanations, as always by John the drummer. Fresh off of recent tours in Europe and Florida….. they will hopefully be wearing newish shirts, or at least new to you!

  www.johnhollenbeck.com

10:00PM  THE CLAUDIA QUINTET
John Hollenbeck , drums, composition;  Chris Speed, tenor sax, clarinet;  Red Wierenga, accordion, piano;  Matt Moran, vibraphone;  Drew Gress, bass
The Claudia Quintet image

3 nights with Claudia-Live Recording for Cuneiform Records

Claudia is back at their fav NYC venue! This time for 3 nights of live recording for their next Cuneiform Records release, tentatively titled "Super Petite". Besides a few choice oldies, they will be playing all new music with titles such as "Pure Poem", A-list, Mangold, Rose Rhythm, Nightbreak…with full explanations, as always by John the drummer. Fresh off of recent tours in Europe and Florida….. they will hopefully be wearing newish shirts, or at least new to you!

  www.johnhollenbeck.com

Thursday
May 07
6:00PM  ARTISTS’ SALON
Robin, Angelo, Josh, and Tom, hosts

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The seventh day in May...

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  THE CLAUDIA QUINTET
John Hollenbeck , drums, composition;  Chris Speed, tenor sax, clarinet;  Red Wierenga, accordion, piano;  Matt Moran, vibraphone;  Drew Gress, bass
The Claudia Quintet image

3 nights with Claudia-Live Recording for Cuneiform Records

Claudia is back at their fav NYC venue! This time for 3 nights of live recording for their next Cuneiform Records release, tentatively titled "Super Petite". Besides a few choice oldies, they will be playing all new music with titles such as "Pure Poem", A-list, Mangold, Rose Rhythm, Nightbreak…with full explanations, as always by John the drummer. Fresh off of recent tours in Europe and Florida….. they will hopefully be wearing newish shirts, or at least new to you!

  www.johnhollenbeck.com

10:00PM  THE CLAUDIA QUINTET
John Hollenbeck , drums, composition;  Chris Speed, tenor sax, clarinet;  Red Wierenga, accordion, piano;  Matt Moran, vibraphone;  Drew Gress, bass
The Claudia Quintet image

3 nights with Claudia-Live Recording for Cuneiform Records

Claudia is back at their fav NYC venue! This time for 3 nights of live recording for their next Cuneiform Records release, tentatively titled "Super Petite". Besides a few choice oldies, they will be playing all new music with titles such as "Pure Poem", A-list, Mangold, Rose Rhythm, Nightbreak…with full explanations, as always by John the drummer. Fresh off of recent tours in Europe and Florida….. they will hopefully be wearing newish shirts, or at least new to you!

  www.johnhollenbeck.com

Friday
May 08
6:00PM  JOELLE LURIE
Joelle Lurie, vocals, compostion;  band, tba
Joelle Lurie image

Vocalist and songwriter, Joelle Lurie, is joined by members of her trio as they return to Cornelia St. Cafe, playing standards, originals, and re-imagined pop tunes.

“A magnificent voice and charming demeanor…" – METRO

“Your album, ‘Take Me There’ is a beautifully produced and very thoughtfully created piece... There is clearly much more to come.” – Michael Feinstein, on NPR’s Song Travels

  www.joellelurie.com www.pinehurstmusic.net

9:00PM & 10:30PM  THE CLAUDIA QUINTET
John Hollenbeck , drums, composition;  Chris Speed, tenor sax, clarinet;  Red Wierenga, accordion, piano;  Matt Moran, vibraphone;  Drew Gress, bass
The Claudia Quintet image

3 nights with Claudia-Live Recording for Cuneiform Records

Claudia is back at their fav NYC venue! This time for 3 nights of live recording for their next Cuneiform Records release, tentatively titled "Super Petite". Besides a few choice oldies, they will be playing all new music with titles such as "Pure Poem", A-list, Mangold, Rose Rhythm, Nightbreak…with full explanations, as always by John the drummer. Fresh off of recent tours in Europe and Florida….. they will hopefully be wearing newish shirts, or at least new to you!

  www.johnhollenbeck.com

Saturday
May 09
6:00PM  IAWA: ITALIAN AMERICAN WRITERS ASSOCIATION
Maria Lisella, Amy Barone, hosts

Gil Fagiani Stephen Siciliano
Gil Fagiani has published seven collections of poetry. His latest book, Stone Walls, focuses on his realtionship with his father growing up in Stamford, Connecticut. This fall Guernica Editions will publish Logos, which chronicles Fagiani’s experiences in a South Bronx drug program in the early 1970s. Fagiani was the subject of a New York Times article by David Gonzalez,“A Poet Mines Memories of Drug Addiction.”

Los Angeles-based Stephen Siciliano is a journalist, scriptwriter and a script reader for the Creative Artists Agency and United Talent Agency. As a correspondent he works at Bloomberg BNA, Los Angeles Business Journal and as managing editor for Downtown Los Angeles News. He co-founded and edited the Spanish-language weekly, La Otra Orilla (The Other River Bank) in Seville.

9:00PM & 10:30PM  KRIS DAVIS QUARTET
Kris Davis, piano;  Tony Malaby, tenor sax;  Michael Formanek, bass;  Tom Rainey, drums
Kris Davis Quartet image

"Over the last couple of years in New York, one method for deciding where to hear jazz on a given night has been to track down the pianist Kris Davis." — The New York Times

As part of Kris Davis’s on going residency at Cornelia Street, she assembles a group of long time collaborators and master improvisers for this rare performance. You don’t want to miss it !

  www.krisdavis.net

Sunday
May 10
6:00PM  A THOROUGHLY UNIQUE DUO
Jed Distler, host

Elise Bouer, violin, viola & hardanger fiddle;  Nate Sabat, double bass
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Composers Collaborative Inc. presents Elise Bouer & Nate Sabat

Elise Boeur and Nate Sabat play traditional music from a place where the sun forgets to rise. Bringing their profound love of folk music and their extensive jazz training together, Boeur and Sabat reach into the depths of the Norwegian and Swedish folk traditions to bring out the inner pulse.

Exploring the microtonality and flexible time at the heart of old fiddle tunes, in the unusual duo setting of violin and bass, these young musicians play with power and delicacy.

  www.youtube.com/watch?v=y87CuVbMHAY

8:30PM  ODED TZUR QUARTET, CD RELEASE: LIKE A GREAT RIVER
Oded Tzur, tenor sax;  Shai Maestro, piano;  Petros Klampanis, bass;  Ziv Ravitz, drums
Oded Tzur Quartet, CD Release: Like A Great River image

The Oded Tzur Quartet features a unique commitment to the melodic architecture of Indian Classical Music, as well as the spirit of a Jazz Quartet. Their debut album, Like A Great River, was released by the German label Enja Records this Spring. After a successful European tour they officially present the album at this CD Release concert at Cornelia Street Café.

"Borders on the impossible" - De Volkskrant (NL)

  www.odedtzur.com

Drum kit donated by
CANOPUS DRUMS, Japan

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Cover is given where known
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There is always a one-drink minimum per set; times are door opening times