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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
Apr 03
6:00PM  ENTERTAINING SCIENCE: THE JAZZ CURE FOR MOLECULES IN DISTRESS
Roald Hoffman, Dave Soldier, hosts

Leslie Pintchik, Piano;  Maitland Jones, Organic Chemist
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How you start is often how you end up.

Maitland Jones began working in chemistry at the Hickrill Chemical Research Foundation (HCRF), a privately funded research lab directed by Yale Professor William Doering and overseen on a day-to-day basis by Lawrence H. Knox, perhaps the greatest unknown organic chemist of the last century. At HCRF, the 13-year old Jones was on the edge of a cadre of postdocs, and Knox, all working at the frontier of what came to be called “Physical Organic Chemistry.” Even to a young teenager their passion was obvious, if most of the chemical details were obscure. Jones, like a baby duck, imprinted and never quite moved away from the spirit of the HCRF. His “grown-up” work, at Princeton and NYU tried to test the limits of chemical bonding by making severely “impaired” molecules, some of which “shouldn’t exist.” We’ll see some examples and talk a bit about why this kind of work is important.

But how you start is sometimes not how you end up.

Jones’ other passion is jazz. The second half of the evening will feature one of his favorite groups, the Leslie Pintchik Trio, Ms. Pintchik on piano, Scott Hardy on bass, and Michael Sarin on drums. Ms. Pintchik began in the graduate program in English at Columbia, but found herself, with Mr. Hardy, hanging out in jazz clubs, notably the now gone, and greatly lamented Bradley’s on University Place. There they came under the influence of Red Mitchell, became part of his working trio, and the rest, as they say, is history.

  www.lesliepintchik.com http://www.chemistry.fas.nyu.edu/object/maitlandjones.html

8:30PM  ANNA WEBBER'S SIMPLE TRIO
Anna Webber, tenor sax, flute;  Matt Mitchell, piano;  John Hollenbeck, drums
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Anna Webber's Simple Trio will present a night of brand new music written mostly about the internet, as they prepare to go into the studio to record a second album. Their first album can be found on Skirl Records.

“SIMPLE” (Skirl) is her best work yet, recorded with two of the best musicians working in New York’s compositional, high-concept avant-garde — the pianist Matt Mitchell and the drummer John Hollenbeck. These pieces are bracing, argumentative and engineered to show the range of the group members: fulminous, intense collective improvisation; rapid, chromatic steeplechases; research into long tones and textures. -Ben Ratliff, New York Times

  annakristinwebber.com

Monday
Apr 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!!!

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
Apr 05
6:00PM  PHILOSOPHY SERIES: "INFINITE HOPE AS A PERSONAL AND POLITICAL VIRTUE"
Joseph Biehl, curator

Michele Moody-Adams
Philosophy Series:

One insight unites the political thought of Martin Luther King, the personal and political courage of such figures as Nelson Mandela and Viktor Frankl, and the global humanitarianism of Paul Farmer. It is the realization that hope—and in particular infinite hope—is essential to resilience in the face of adversity, effective resistance to injustice, and our capacity to promote “moral repair” of the world. Infinite hope is unshakeable confidence that even the worst malevolence and evil cannot extinguish all that is good in the world, or destroy the human capacity to do good. Join the philosopher Michele Moody-Adams as she helps us consider the moral and political implications of accepting that such hope is both a personal and a political virtue.

Michele Moody-Adams is Joseph Straus Professor of Political Philosophy and Legal Theory at Columbia University, where she served as Dean of Columbia College and Vice President for Undergraduate Education from 2009-2011. Moody-Adams has published on such topics as equality and social justice, moral psychology and the virtues, and the philosophical implications of gender and race. Her current work includes articles on academic freedom, equal educational opportunity, and democratic disagreement.

  www.philosophy.nyc facebook.com/philosophynyc

8:00PM  VOXECSTATIC: TESSA SOUTER TRIO
Deborah Latz, curator

Tessa Souter, vocals;  Adam Platt, piano;  Sean Smith, bass
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Two world class singers. Two sets. One cover.

Tessa and Vicki will be performing original songs and lyrics by each other and other people, and guesting in each other's sets.

Be prepared to hear new lyrics to favorite instrumentals as well as original songs.

“An astute and expressive singer” Nate Chinen, New York Times

Award-winning vocalist, composer and lyricist, Anglo-Trinidadian Tessa Souter’s “truly beautiful voice” (Sirius Radio) and penchant for exploring strikingly beautiful music mostly untouched by other singers has set her apart as “one of the finest and most fearless vocalists to have emerged in recent years.”(Boston Globe) Voted a Rising Star in the Downbeat Critics Polls two years in a row, she has made four CDs, including two albums for the Japanese audiophile label, Venus, and two for the US-based multi-Grammy-nominated Motéma label. Her most recent album, Beyond the Blue (Venus-Motema), which features jazz interpretations of classical repertoire with her own “exhilaratingly mature lyrics” (Neil Tesser, Chicago Examiner), was #6 on the London Sunday Times’ Top 10 Best Jazz Releases of 2013, alongside Ahmad Jamal (#1), Gregory Porter (#3) and Stacey Kent (#10).

  www.tessasouter.com

9:30PM  VOXECSTATIC: VICKI BURNS TRIO
Deborah Latz, curator

Vicki Burns, vocals;  Adam Platt, piano;  Sean Smith, bass
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Two world class singers. Two sets. One cover.

Vicki and Tessa will be performing original songs and lyrics by each other and other people, and guesting in each other's sets.

Be prepared to hear new lyrics to favorite instrumentals as well as original songs.

Vicki Burns is a jazz vocalist equally at home in New York City or San Francisco, consistently delighting audiences on both Coasts. When in California, she sang in the Bay Area extensively at such venues as Enrico's, Pearl's and Anna's Jazz Island. She recorded two critically acclaimed CDs, "Siren Song" which received AirPlay on radio stations around the world and " Live At Anna's Jazz Island", recorded with Blues great Taj Mahal in the audience. Since moving to New York, she has performed at such venues at Birdland, The Iridium, Jazz at Kitano, Zinc Bar and The Metropolitan Room.

Jazz great Max Roach had this to say about her singing after she opened for him at the Bright Moments festival in Massachusetts; "Vicki Burns' singing is a gold mine". Christian McBride upon hearing her says: "Vicki Burns is wonderful..." And the late Herb Wong, Bay Area jazz critic said upon hearing "Siren Song", "Vicki Burns is irresistible”.

  www.vickiburnsjazz.com

Wednesday Apr 06
6:00PM  BARBARA ROETHER AND STACY SZYMASZEK: MIDWESTERNERS ON CORNELIA STREET
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Two writers examine the power of place and displacement in their just published books. Barbara Roether -- poet, editor, and now novelist from San Francisco -- will present her debut novel, This Earth You'll Come Back To, which Foreword Reviews has declared "a stellar and distinctive achievement," and Robert Kelly "an astonishing narrative feat – a self-portrait through the eyes of the Other, the Mother." Stacy Szymaszek – poet and director of The Poetry Project – will read from Journal of Ugly Sites & Other Journals, which Anne Waldman has called “a brilliant tantric meditation on the endlessly fascinating urban charnel ground, “ and Gail Scott declares “a dazzling pulsing rendering of a time and place where poetry is made.”

  www.facebook.com/McPherson-and-Company-57300494989/ www.facebook.com/thisearthyoullcomebackto15/

8:00PM  MARTIN NEVIN GROUP
Martin Nevin, bass;  Roman Filiu, alto sax;  Kyle Wilson, tenor sax;  Sam Harris, piano;  Craig Weinrib, drums

Bassist Martin Nevin, often known as a sideman, will present an evening featuring his original compositions. The band comprises some of Martin's closest friends and collaborators. The music will be a blend of Martin’s uniquely understated musical vision and the strong voices of his bandmates.

“Bassist Martin Nevin’s wide beat, thick sound, and soulful baring bring heart to this music.” - Dan Bilawsky (All About Jazz)

  http://martinnevinbass.com

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9:30PM  SAM HARRIS TRIO
Sam Harris, piano;  Martin Nevin, bass;  Craig Weinrib, drums
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The Sam Harris Trio has worked together for several years and is featured on Sam’s debut album “Interludes”. Tonight, they will premiere a collection of new compositions.

  samharrispiano.com

Thursday
Apr 07
6:00PM  ARTISTS SALON
Robin, Josh, Deborah, 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.

8:01PM  SOFIA RIBEIRO TRIO
Sofia Ribeiro, voice;  Petros Klampanis, bass;  Maeve Gilchrist, harp
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Sofia Ribeiro is one of the greatest voices from the country of fado, a magnificent singer who has the ability to immediately attract the listener to her unique musical universe. With a solid background in jazz studies, a very deep connection to Portuguese traditional music, and endless hours of listening to Brazilian legendary musicians, Sofia’s artistry challenges the boundaries of music labels. Well-known for her strong and emotional performances, the outstanding singer/composer has captivated audiences all over the world with her powerful and charming sound.

  www.sofiaribeiro.com www.facebook.com/sofiaribeiromusic

Friday
Apr 08
6:00PM  THE MONTHLY: SONGS OF MY SELFIE
Kat Georges, Peter Carlaftes, hosts

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Three Rooms Press presents The Monthly at Cornelia Street Cafe SONGS OF MY SELFIE: An Anthology of Millennial Stories New York Book Launch

Three Rooms Press celebrates the New York launch of SONGS OF MY SELFIE: An Anthology of Millennial Stories—for millennials, by millennials, about actual millennial issues.

The launch features readings from SONGS OF MY SELFIE, including contributors: Suzanne Herman, Stephanie Bramson, Tiffany Ferentini, Aaron Thorpe, Theresa Buchta, Jared Shaffer, Angela Sloan, Tara Isabella Burton, Carolyn Drake, Angus McLinn, Katherine Sloan, and editor/contributor Constance Renfrow. Plus, a special guest reading by IndieFab finalist Meagan Brothers, author of WEIRD GIRL AND WHAT’S HIS NAME. Plus, giveaways, free swag, great music, and more!

Copies of SONGS OF MY SELFIE will be available for purchase and signing.

9:00PM & 10:30PM  GILAD HEKSELMAN ZUPEROCTAVE
Gilad Hekselman, guitar;  Dayna Stephens, ewi;  Aaron Parks, piano, keys;  Kush Abadey, drums
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"ZuperOctave is an exploration of sound and space. After establishing his sound in the classic jazz trio and quartet, Hekselman goes exploring with a bass-less semi-electronic band employing some of his old songs and adding some especially written ones to the repertoire."

  www.giladhekselman.com

Saturday
Apr 09
2:00PM  DAMES LIKE US
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April 9, 23 Cast: Francesca Rizzo, Ivy Austin, Susanna Dalton, Maureen Shannon, Andrea Weston

  www.dameslikeus.com

6:00PM  GREEK AMERICAN WRITERS ASSOCIATION
Penelope Karageorge, host

Apostolos Pappas Jill McManus Nikos Alexiou
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Join the Greek-American Writers Assn. on Saturday, April 9 in celebrating Greek Independence Day on the eve of the Big Fat Greek Independence Day Parade. Apostolos Pappas, Ph.D. will offer a tribute to 100 years of Kirk Douglas, the actor and Homer’s Odysseus. Brilliant jazz pianist and philhellene Jill McManus will perform. Awesome Greek-American poets including Nikos Alexiou will present their odes to Greece. 6-8 p.m. $9 admission includes a glass of wine or soft drink.

9:00PM & 10:30PM  GILAD HEKSELMAN ZUPEROCTAVE
Gilad Hekselman, guitar;  Dayna Stephens, ewi;  Aaron Parks, piano, keys;  Kush Abadey, drums
Gilad Hekselman ZuperOctave image

"ZuperOctave is an exploration of sound and space. After establishing his sound in the classic jazz trio and quartet, Hekselman goes exploring with a bass-less semi-electronic band employing some of his old songs and adding some especially written ones to the repertoire."

  www.giladhekselman.com

Sunday
Apr 10
6:00PM  JAZZ FROM CITY COLLEGE
Suzanne Pittson, repertory director

Kristina Rajgelj Hazel Leon Aisayma Adames Charlotte Bennett Nathan Ferraz Bar Asolin Michael Desmond, Meg Toyama, vocals;  Andrew Skepasts, guitar;  Peter Gemus, bass;  Clark Barnhart/Alejandro Luna, drums
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An evening with emerging jazz vocalists and instrumentalists from the City College of New York BFA Jazz Performance Program.

Vocalists Kristina Rajgelj, Hazel Leon, Aisayma Adames, Charlotte Bennett, Nathan Ferraz, Bar Asolin, Michael Desmond and Meg Toyama, with Andrew Skepasts on guitar, Peter Gemus on bass and Clark Barnhart/Alejandro Luna on drums

Vocalists and instrumentalists from the CCNY Jazz Vocal Repertory 2 class, under the direction of Suzanne Pittson, will showcase their talents in a performance of compositions from the standard and jazz repertoire. The City College BFA Jazz Performance Program is known for its diverse student population, bringing together young jazz musicians from all parts of the world.

  jazz.ccnysites.cuny.edu

8:35PM  DJANGO AT CORNELIA STREET: OLLI SOIKKELI
Koran Agan, host

Olli Soikkeli, guitar;  Koran Agan, guitar;  Josh Kaye, guitar;  Eduardo Belo, bass
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Cornelia Street Cafe, with it's Django at Cornelia Street series, celebrates the music of Django Reinhardt by featuring some of the finest gypsy jazz bands and other musicians influenced by the legendary gypsy guitarist. Featured this month will be young Finnish guitarist Olli Soikkeli. Olli Soikkeli was born in Nurmes, Finland in 1991. Now based in New York City. He started playing guitar at age of 12. After a few years of playing Olli was introduced to the music of great Django Reinhardt and Gypsy Jazz has been Ollis main focus ever since. Soon Olli was playing in jazz clubs and festivals all around Finland.

Despite his young age he’s already played with stars such as Bucky Pizzarelli, Stochelo Rosenberg, Tommy Emmanuel, Andreas Öberg, Cyrille Aimee, Anat Cohen, Antti Sarpila and Marian Petrescu.

In 2011 Olli recorded his first album "Trois Générations" with Hot Club de Finlande and Vitali Imereli and in 2012 he recorded his second album "Kouvola Junction" with Paulus Schäfer and Arnoud van den Berg.

2014 Rhythm Future Quartet's debut album was released. The Wall Street Journal wrote “Olli Soikkeli, a riveting finnish guitarist who combines astonishing dexterity and speed with pure soul in a way that places him among the worthiest current day successors to the legacy of the great Django.”

"Traditional Jazz talent Finnish guitarist Olli Soikkeli" - Vanity Fair

  http://www.ollisoikkeli.com

Drum kit donated by
CANOPUS DRUMS, Japan

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