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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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ART ON THE WALLS

Mixed Media by LENNY ACHAN

All art is for sale. Please inquire

Sunday
Mar 06
6:00PM  ENTERTAINING SCIENCE: OLIVER ON OUR MINDS
Roald Hoffman, Dave Soldier, hosts

Hailey Wojcik K. C. Cole Bob Miller Franco Magnani and Robin Hirsch
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The very first “Entertaining Science” program, though it was not called such, brought together Oliver Sacks, K. C. Cole, and Roald Hoffmann 14 years ago. Two of us, together with long-time Sacks collaborator Hailey Wojcik, come together to remember a gentle, special human being, a man with an infectious enthusiasm for science, for life. K. C. Cole, writer and journalist, and organizer of the Santa Monica “Categorically Not” series, will recall the story of Oliver, Bob Miller of the Exploratorium and Franco Magnani. Roald will read from “Uncle Tungsten”, and perhaps talk of very heavy metals. Cornelia Street Café’s Minister Of Culture Robin Hirsch will tell an apposite story. And extraordinary singer and songwriter Hailey Wojcik, will sing some of her special songs, as we all recall, with joy, Oliver Sacks.

  kccole.com/ www.haileywojcik.com

8:30PM  NEW BRAZILIAN EXPRESSIONS: THE REUNION PROJECT
Billy Newman, Host

Felipe Salles, saxes, flute;  Chico Pinheiro, guitar;  Tiago Costa, piano;  Bruno Migotto, bass;  Edu Ribeiro, drums
New Brazilian Expressions: The Reunion Project image

This group of Brazilian jazz virtuosos has put together set of Brazilian jazz compositions inspired by the theme “reunion”.

One of the leading figures in modern Brazilian music, Chico Pinheiro is a rare talent. Not only an exceptional guitarist with a wonderful sound and great fluidity, - and, to boot, hushed, near falsetto vocals that perfectly offset his voluptuous playing! Chico is also a highly original and mature composer/arranger, which are qualities that stand out on his solo recordings. Elected ‘RISING STAR’ by DOWNBEAT Magazine, in 2012, He has performed and recorded with the 'cream of the crop' of Brazilian artists, such as Rosa Passos, João Donato, Luciana Souza and César Camargo Mariano, while also making his mark internationally by collaborating with Dianne Reeves, Bob Mintzer, Chris Potter, Eddie Gomez, Claudio Roditi, Brad Mehldau and Esperanza Spalding.

Monday
Mar 07
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!!!

8:30PM  AMRAM & CO
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

Tuesday
Mar 08
6:00PM  NEW YORK STORY EXCHANGE
Jeff Rose, host

Marc Abbott Martie McNabb Melissa X. Golebiowski
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The New York STORY Exchange Hear Stories! Tell Stories! Three featured tellers, followed by a "5 for 5 Open STORY Exchange:" Up to five audience members will each get five minutes of stage time for stories, poems, spoken word or music! Sign up: 5:45–6:10pm.

8:00PM  KLAZZ-MA-TAZZ
Benjamin Sutin, violins;  Elijah Shiffer, alto sax, clarinet;  Grant Goldstein, guitar;  Benjamin Rosenblum, piano;  Mat Muntz, bass;  Benjamin Zweig, drums
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Klazz-Ma-Tazz is a band with a vision to transcend boundaries of labels in music and in people. Their music, rooted in the jazz idiom strives to include genuine influence from a multitude of folk musics from around the world based on the various ethnic backgrounds of each band member; namely Klezmer and Balkan Folk music, Indian Classical Music, Native American Tribal Dances, English Folk Music and more, finding common musical and cultural identities from which these various forms are derived. Creating this musical melting pot makes NYC the perfect home for Klazz-Ma-Tazz, a city who’s entire history is based on the very idea of uniting people from around the world to create something new and distinct. Klazz-Ma-Tazz released their debut album Tangibility in September, 2015 on OneTrickDog* Records. The album has since received consisent airplay on radio stations across the US from Philadelphia to Hawaii and has doubled the band’s fan base from the US to South Africa. Tangibility was launched off with two sold out sets at Cornelia St. Cafe to rave reviews by Fred Stal of RG Magazine, declaring their music, “Wild, yet reserved, the music of Klazz-Ma-Tazz will surprise you, excite you and calm you, all in one sitting”.

  http://www.bensutinmusic.com

9:30PM  MATT PANAYIDES GROUP
Matt Panayides, guitar;  Rich Perry, tenor sax;  Bob Sabin, bass;  Mark Ferber, drums
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Guitarist Matt Panayides will be leading his highly creative and energetic quartet featuring compositions from his 2015 release Conduits (Pacific Coast Jazz). He will be joined by world renowned saxophonist Rich Perry, drummer Mark Ferber, and bassist Robert Sabin. His second recording as a leader, this album features his original compositions which seek to demonstrate the freedom and present-ness that can be found in deep musical structures. The music also reflects the underlying order that can be found in even the most complex appearing natural objects. Matt has been busy leading groups both in New York and around the world for the past 15 years.

“Jumping new jazz guitarist that comes from the flashy school of kicking it out. A real high octane cat as both a player and writer, Panayides entertains and impresses in equal measure. A major new talent for new times. Check it out.”​ ​-Chris Spector, Midwest Record

  ​www.mattpanayides.com

Wednesday Mar 09
6:00PM  POLITICS AND PORTRAITS FOR WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH
Monique Avakian Donna Barkman B.K. Fischer Ruth D. Handel E.J. Antonio
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Poetry, music and performance by metro area poets celebrating and exploring women’s history, past, present and to come.

8:00PM  JEFF DAVIS, DRAGON FATHER BAND
Jason Rigby, tenor, soprano sax;  Kirk Knuffke, cornet;  Jon Goldberger, guitar;  Russ Lossing, piano;  Eivind Opsvik, bass;  Jeff Davis, drums, comp.
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Jeff Davis brings his Dragon Father Band back to Cornelia Street and will feature New York improvising greats Jason Rigby, Kirk Knuffke, Jon Goldberger, Russ Lossing and Eivind Opsvik. Davis is known as the “propulsive force” behind a host New York mainstays and on his most recent LIVE record, Dragon Father, Jeff Davis showcases his command of a deeply focused and distinctly improvisational style. Davis leads the group through his compositions with a hypnotic ease, creating moods that are at times peaceful and other times explosive. The band dances just at the edge of chaos, while at the same time exercising focus and restraint. Troy Collins (All About Jazz) says that “like many of his generation, his writing encompasses a number of genres, yet Davis understands the importance of creating a context for such diversity. Sequencing individual tunes into a suite-like program, the set unfolds episodically, seamlessly blending divergent moods.” And, Bruce Lee Gallanter (Downtown Music Gallery) states that Jeff Davis “remains one of the finest drummers in the New York area.”

"Jeff Davis is a drummer of broad experience in left-of-center jazz circles.” -- Nate Chinen (New York Times)

  www.jeffdavisdrums.com

9:30PM  SEBASTIAN NOELLE QUARTET, SHELTER
Sebastian Noelle, guitar;  Marc Mommaas, tenor sax;  Matt Clohesy, bass;  Raj Jayaweera, drums
Sebastian Noelle Quartet, Shelter image

On his new recording ‘Shelter’ (his third for the FreshSound/NewTalent label), scheduled to be released later this year, New York based guitarist and composer Sebastian Noelle weaves intricate melodies through a dense harmonic tapestry, drawing inspiration from jazz as well as the rhythmic traditions of Indian, Middle Eastern and African music.

“Highly original and brimming with inventiveness” - Budd Kopman (AllAboutJazz)

  www.sebastiannoelle.com

Thursday
Mar 10
6:00PM  SLAPERING HOL PRESS POETS
HeidiLynn Nilsson Marion Brown Susana H. Case Lynn McGee Meredith Trede
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​Please join Slapering Hol Press as we celebrate the launch of the 2015 Sanger-Stewart Chapbook Winner, HeidiLynn Nilsson. Joining Nilsson will be four other Slapering Hol Press poets or Advisory Committee members, Marion Brown, Susana H. Case, Lynn McGee, and Meredith Trede.

8:01PM  BEN MONDER & ANDREW CYRILLE
Ben Monder, guitar;  Andrew Cyrille, drums
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Ben Monder and Andrew Cyrille continue the improvised duo explorations that began on Ben's recent ECM release 'Amorphae'.

Friday
Mar 11
6:00PM  KERI JOHNSRUD QUARTET
Keri Johnsrud, vocals;  Kevin Bales, piano;  Lorin Cohen, bass;  Peter Kronreif, drums
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For her return appearance to Cornelia Street Cafe, jazz vocalist/composer Keri Johnsrud and her band will be featuring a mix of jazz standards and original material, which contains influences of pop, funk and modern classical.

  www.kerijohnsrud.com www.facebook.com/kerijohnsrudjazz?hc_location=ufi

9:00PM & 10:30PM  JACOB SACKS QUINTET
Jacob Sacks, piano;  Ben Gerstein, bass;  Anna Webber, tenor sax;  Eivind Opsvik, bass;  Vinnie Sperrazza, drums
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Using close interplay, violent counterpoint, and creative interpretations of original music – the ensemble searches for the unpredictable and explores the unexpected.

“Jacob Sacks is a pianist of exploratory temperament, drawn to open space and shrewd irresolution.” Nate Chinen – New York Times

​   www.jacobsacks.com

Saturday
Mar 12
6:00PM  ITALIAN AMERICAN WRITERS ASSOCIATION
Maria Lisella, Gil Fagiani, hosts

Diane Block John Hennessy
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Tonight featuring Diane Block and John Hennessy.

9:00PM & 10:30PM  TONY MALABY QUARTET
Tony Malaby, tenor sax;  Hank Roberts, cello;  Michael Formanek, bass;  Ben Perowski, drums
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  www.tonymalaby.net

Sunday
Mar 13
6:00PM  PETER CHERCHES WITH LEE FELDMAN, MERCERIZED: SONGS OF JOHNNY MERCER
Peter Cherches, voice;  Lee Feldman, piano
Peter Cherches with Lee Feldman, Mercerized: Songs of Johnny Mercer image

A jazz-oriented tribute to lyricist Johnny Mercer, featuring songs written from the 1930s to 1960s, including "Moon River," "Skylark" and "Satin Doll." Cherches has written additional lyrics and vocalese for a number of the songs.

8:30PM  SATOSHI KATAOKA QUARTET
Satoshi Kataoka, guitar;  Simona Premazzi, piano;  Danny Weller, bass;  Rodrigo Recabarren, drums
Satoshi Kataoka Quartet image

"Very unique sense of melodic and harmonic composition that contains post-bop to contemporary. His guitar playing expresses a bit of Metheny-like lyricism, but with mysterious and subtle intensity" - Jazz Life

  www.satoshikataokajazz.com

Drum kit donated by
CANOPUS DRUMS, Japan

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There is always a one-drink minimum per set; times are door opening times