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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
Jun 07
6:00PM  ENTERTAINING SCIENCE: TURNING BREATH INTO MUSIC
Roald Hoffman, Dave Soldier, hosts

Clint Goss, computer scientist and flute scholar;  Sylvain Leroux, flute
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Turning Breath Into Music

For at least 2,000 generations, we have used flutes to convert our breath into vibrating columns of air that get inside each other’s heads, and please us. How does that happen?

Computer scientist and flute scholar Clint Goss will get *inside* those instruments - their physics, psycho-acoustics, and the ethereal musical connection that carries the emotional content. We'll hear the direct descendants of early flutes, from tiny bone flutes to three-meter behemoths that reach for the bottom of what can be heard. Among the newest members of the flute family is the “chromatic tambin”, recently developed by New York jazz musician Sylvain Leroux while crafting traditional tambins (a.k.a. the “Fula flute”) the national flute of Guinea, West Africa. He returned to Guinea to teach the new instrument to children, and will show films of their performances. Sylvain will explain how this new version of a classic instrument provides new means for musical expression within a traditional context.

Clinton F. Goss, Ph.D. is a computer scientist and music facilitator. He has worked as a consultant in software development and Internet technologies for 36 years. Since 1998, he and his wife, Vera, have engaged in technical assistance projects in developing communities, visiting 84 countries. He is a musician on an array of world instruments, primarily ethnic flutes. His areas of publication include compiler optimization, graph theory, quantitative metrics of physiology, and music facilitation, as well as more than 20 CDs under his Manifest Spirit label. He holds an FAA flight instructor certificate, a certificate in music facilitation from the Music for People organization, and a Ph.D. in computer science from NYU.

Sylvain Leroux, 2012 and 2013 Downbeat Magazine "Rising Flute Star,” studied classical flute at Vincent d'Indy – improvisation, composition and World music at the Creative Music Studio – and Fula flute in Guinea. He is a noted bandleader and player on New York City's African and improvised music scene with many recordings including a new CD, titled "Quatuor Creole". He is the inventor of the chromatic tambin and, in Guinea in 2014, conducted a successful music literacy pilot program using his invention.

$20 includes a drink   www.fulaflute.net/source/sylvain.html www.clintgoss.com/

8:30PM  NEW BRAZILIAN PERSPECTIVES: LAURA DREYER QUARTET
Billy Newman, host

Laura Dreyer, alto, soprano sax, flute;  Klaus Mueller, piano;  Itaiguara, bass;  Mauricio Zotarelli, drums

Saxophonist, flutist, and composer Laura Dreyer is a vibrant, creative voice in the New York jazz scene. Her catchy original compositions combine lyrical melodies with jazz, and Brazilian rhythms, resulting in an exciting, contemporary palette of sound with a strong rhythmic twist.

  http://lauradreyer.com

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10:00PM  BENJI KAPLAN CD RELEASE SHOW FOR "REVERIES EM SOM"
Billy Newman, host

Benji Kaplan, guitar, voice, comp.;  Anne Drummond, flute;  Jason Ennis, guitar
Benji Kaplan CD Release Show for

"Benji's Latest album entitled "Reveries em Som" Featuring: Anne Drummond, is a deep conversation between the flute and Brazilian guitar weaving melodies and harmonies together that are both lyrical and unpredictable. The work contains 14 of Benji's latest compositions and arrangements. Lush Brazilian Jazz mixed with classical and World music elements, equally suitable for the old soul or the contemporary listeners ears!"

"A guitar player with impeccable technique and fluency...poetic and refined compositions, played with a perfect balance of intellect and emotion".--Jazz Times

  www.benjikaplan.com

Monday
Jun 08
6:00PM  THIS VIOLET VERSION OF MYSELF
Karen Neuberg Soraya Shalforoosh Lissa Kiernan
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Karen Neuberg, Soraya Shalforoosh, and Lissa Kiernan team-up in an emerging poets triple-threat. Neuberg's poems in Myself Taking Stage exhibit “an alluring scent of the surreal” (Molly Peacock), Kiernan's Two Faint Lines in the Violet “merges the personal and the political in zany and utterly moving ways,” (Ted Deppe) and Shalforoosh's This Version of Earth (Barrow Street Press) is as “bracing as any New York novel." (Kathleen Ossip).

8:30PM  RACHEL PETERS AND FRIENDS RETURN
Rachel Peters, piano, composition, musical direction

Scott Ethier, musical direction;  Cyrilla Baer Lorinda Lisitza Noelle Nordstrom Onyie Nwachukwu Hansel Tan Shavanna Calder
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Otherwise Unsung series curator Rachel Peters is back at the Café with her own all-new program of wildly eclectic, darkly humorous selections from her musicals, operas, and song cycles. Musical direction by Scott Ethier and Rachel Peters. Featuring Cyrilla Baer, Lorinda Lisitza, Noelle Nordstrom, Onyie Nwachukwu, Hansel Tan, and Shavanna Calder! ​

  www.racheljpeters.com

Tuesday
Jun 09
6:00PM  NEW YORK STORY EXCHANGE
Nicole Ferraro, host

Erin Barker Jimmy Wohl Sara Peters Josh Lay
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The New York STORY Exchange continues its new format with a rotating host each month and three featured tellers, followed by a "5 for 5 Open STORY Exchange:" Up to five audience members can get five minutes each onstage to share stories, poems, spoken word or music! Sign up is from 5:45–6:10pm.

This month’s host: Nicole Ferraro—with featured tellers Erin Barker, Jimmy Wohl, Sara Peters, and Josh Lay.

8:30PM  RICARDO GRILLI
Ricardo Grilli, guitar;  Aaron Parks, piano;  Joe Martin, bass
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Ricardo Grilli returns to Cornelia Street Cafe with a new group presenting original music from his upcoming record. Heavily influenced by the New York Jazz scene the new material draws heavily from Contemporary Jazz, Bebop, Folk and artists such as Aaron Parks, Mark Turner, Rodrigo Amarante and Kurt Rosenwinkel.

"... Ricardo Grilli is one of the best original talents I have come across..." -- Brent Black, Critical Jazz

  www.ricardogrilli.com

Wednesday Jun 10
6:00PM  BERLIN STORIES
Robin Hirsch Peter Wortsman
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Robin Hirsch, our Minister of Culture, was born in London during the Blitz to German Jews who had fled Hitler. This ambiguous heritage informs much of his work both as a writer and as a performer. He is the author of the award-winning memoir, LAST DANCE AT THE HOTEL KEMPINSKI: CREATING A LIFE IN THE SHADOW OF HISTORY and the related seven-part solo performance cycle MOSAIC: FRAGMENTS OF A JEWISH LIFE. Every word of these was first read at the cafe.

Peter Wortsman was born in New York to Viennese Jews who had fled Hitler. He is an award-winning author, playwright, translator and travel writer, whose work has appeared widely both in Europe and the US. He is most recently the author of a travel memoir, GHOST DANCE IN BERLIN: A RHAPSODY IN GRAY (Travelers' Tales, 2013); the anthology, TALES OF THE GERMAN IMAGINATION: FROM THE BROTHERS GRIMM TO INGEBORG BACHMANN (Penguin Books, 2013), which he compiled, edited and translated, and a novel, COLD EARTH WANDERERS (Pelekinesis, 2014).

8:30PM  ALEX LORE QUARTET
Alex LoRe, alto sax;  Glenn Zaleski, piano;  Desmond White, bass;  Colin Stranahan, drums
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Internationally acclaimed saxophonist and educator Bunky Green says saxophonist/composer Alex LoRe “…will emerge to become one of the leading voices on the international jazz scene.” With a strong upbringing in classical music, LoRe’s playing and compositions are influenced by a variety genres, ranging from European classical music through today’s most influential artists on both the jazz and popular music scenes. LoRe’s quartet features some of the most in demand musicians of his generation- pianist Glenn Zaleski, bassist Desmond White, and drummer Colin Stranahan. Most recently, LoRe released the debut album of his trio on Greg Osby’s “Inner Circle Music” label. Entitled “Dream House”, the album has been praised by The New York Times, All About Jazz, and Jazz Wise Magazine(UK), among others. Whether performing original compositions or exploring standards of the American Song Book, the quartet always takes a fearless yet fluid approach to the material at hand.

“LoRe is making the connections among about 70 years’ worth of contemplative, articulate and light-toned players, people who can find the emotional node of a ballad where modesty turns nearly to shame, and also locate a single, fine, well-placed note through abstraction or understatement: Johnny Hodges, Lee Konitz, Mark Turner.” –Ben Ratliff, NY Times

  www.alexlore.com

Thursday
Jun 11
6:00PM  FOUR HAND BAND ALBUM RELEASE PARTY
Sasha Papernik, piano;  Alexander Wu, piano
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Performing numerous concerts along the east coast, the Papernik + Wu Piano Duo is an entertaining and much sought –after musical tag team from New York City that seamlessly slips between solos and duets throughout the concert while telling lively stories and humorous anecdotes about the music, the composers, and the times they lived in. The duo has recently performed at The Lincoln Center Rubenstein Atrium, Bruno Walter Auditorium, The 92nd Street Y, the New York Public, Hewlett-Woodmere & Mineola Libraries, and in Washington D.C. at the prestigious Steinway Series at the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Black Cat Lounge & Jazz Club. Papernik + Wu celebrate their first year of collaboration with Four Hand Band, their first album together.

"Wu and Papernik are an uncommonly attractive and entertaining pair. Their introductions to each piece were handled beautifully. They managed a comfortable balance of the formal and the casual, and the large audience that lined up early to fill the hall loved it all." - Joan Reinthaler, The Washington Post

  fourhandband.bandcamp.com/releases www.sashatheband.com

8:30PM  MARC MOMMAAS
Marc Mommaas, tenor sax;  Jean Michel Pilc, piano;  Tyshawn Sorery, drums;  Johannes Weidenmueller, bass
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Friday
Jun 12
9:00PM & 10:30PM  RALPH ALESSI AND MAINUS
Ralph Alessi, trumpet;  Florian Weber, piano;  Dan Weiss, drums
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ECM recording artist Ralph Alessi brings a new project to Cornelia St Cafe! The band features Florian Weber (piano) and Dan Weiss (drums). The band has performed at the Osnabruck festival in September 2014 and will record their 1st album later in 2015.

“Alessi is an individualist, with a style and sound all his own”…..Downbeat

  www.ralphalessi.com

Saturday
Jun 13
6:00PM  THE GREEK AMERICAN WRITERS
Penelope Karageorge, host

Ellen Karis, ;  Dean Kostos, ;  Penelope Karageorge,
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A special evening of comedy and poetry with Ellen Karis, the “Greek Queen of Comedy” -- humorist, actress and stand-up comedienne – will perform. Dean Kostos will present work from his new This Is Not a Skyscraper (Red Hen Press), winner of the prestigious Benjamin Saltman Poetry Award. Penelope Karageorge will make the New York debut of her just-published poetry collection, The Neon Suitcase (Somerset Hall Press).

$8.00 admission includes a drink.

9:00PM & 10:30PM  NASHEET WAITS, EQUALITY
Darius Jones, alto sax;  Aruan Ortiz, piano;  Mark Helias, bass;  Nasheet Waits, drums

Nasheet Waits’ Equality is a band whose position and philosophy are revealed in the name. Waits' first eponymous recording Equality was released in 2009. The 2nd release, "Between Nothing and Infinity", will drop this fall. There is a seamless nature that exists with this band. The goal simply is to offer creative music with energy and integrity.

  http://www.nasheetwaits.com

Nasheet Waits, Equality image
Sunday
Jun 14
6:00PM  THE GUEVARA-ZHELEZOVA PIANO DUO: SOIRÉE PIANO CAFÉ
Citlalli Guevara, piano;  Slavina Zhelezova, piano
The Guevara-Zhelezova Piano Duo: Soirée Piano Café image

Works for piano four-hands by Schubert, Dvorak, Albeniz, Ravel, Rachmaninov, Poulenc and Piazzolla

Capturing the romantic feel of four-hand piano music, this versatile program will take you from Vienna's 19th-century salons through the cafés of Paris' Montmartre, to the night scene in Buenos Aires. Enjoy special stops in aristocratic Russia, rustic Bohemia and sunny Spain, and sip on a delicious glass of wine while listening to the magic of gypsy rhythms and moving with the beat of passionate Argentinian tangos.

  www.guevarazhelezova.com

8:30PM  SEBASTIEN AMMANN QUINTET
Michaël Attias, alto sax;  Samni Blower, trombone;  Sebastien Ammann, piano;  John Hébert, bass;  Billy Minz, drums
Sebastien Ammann Quintet image

This new project co-led by pianist Sebastien Ammann and trombonist Sammi Blower brings together some of New York’s top-flight improvisers in a meeting of strong personalities and big ears, sure to take the listener on a captivating, multidimensional sonic journey.

  www.sebastienammann.com

Drum kit donated by
CANOPUS DRUMS, Japan

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