Performances
See the previous week's performances.  July 17-July 24, 2017 See the next week's performances.
 

SEARCH 
 
See the previous week's performances. July, 2017 See the next week's performances.
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
25 26 27 28 29 30 1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31 1 2 3 4 5

* Cover is given where known


* There is a one-drink
minimum per set
* Reservations for shows downstairs can only be made by phone:
212-989-9319

ART ON THE WALLS

Mixed Media by Erin Barach

All art is for sale. Please inquire

Monday
Jul 17
6:00PM  AN EVENING OF POETRY BY THE G6
Anne Dreyer Alissa Heyman Don Hogle Suzanne Miller Liora Mondlak C.S. Nelson
An Evening of Poetry by the G6 image
8:30PM  NEW AIRES TANGO
Malena Dayen, vocals;  David Rosenmeyer, piano
New Aires Tango image

The unique collaboration of tango singer Malena Dayen and pianist/arranger David Rosenmeyer invites us to delve into each song as a whole world within itself.

The repertoire that New Aires Tango performs is drawn mainly from the golden age of tango singers and writers. Yet music from other styles such as folkloric Argentinean, Mexican and Cuban songs are presented under the same umbrella to reflect on the lineage and influence of the Tango tradition.

Tuesday
Jul 18
6:00PM  ANDREW SCHILLER QUARTET
Andrew Schiller, bass;  Hery Paz, tenor saxophone;  Cale Matthews, tenor saxophone;  Matt Honor, drums
Andrew Schiller Quartet image

The members of the Andrew Schiller Quartet, residing in New York City, initially formed as an outlet to workshop and perform new compositions by Schiller and have played frequently at prominent venues and music series throughout NYC and the United States. The group released their debut album "Tied Together, Not To The Ground" in May 2017 on Red Piano Records.

"Andrew Schiller has a knack for modern composition and his debut album, Tied Together, Not To The Ground, a 10-song collection of inventive genius, features an ensemble top-loaded with talent. Schiller’s debut is a worthy trip and his compositions reflect the blistering state of the modern jazz." -JazzTrail

  www.andrewschillermusic.com

8:01PM  JUSTIN WERT QUARTET, CD RELEASE
Kyle Nasser, saxophones;  Justin Wert, guitar;  Matt Clohesy, bass;  Rodrigo Recabarren, drums
Justin Wert Quartet, CD Release image

The Justin Wert Quartet will be celebrating the release of their debut CD. The sound of the group is marked by surreal, beautiful, and melancholy structures improvised over compositions of simple melodies but with rich textures of harmony and phrasing. The interaction of the melody as played by Nasser and the harmony as played by Wert and Clohesy, have more the character of improvised counterpoint rather than the homophonic duality of accompaniment and melody. The almost orchestral way in which Recabarren improvises creates ideas, vibes, and modes of interaction as if they were written into the compositions themselves. The way in which the band build off each others’ contributions in real time is a sometimes surprising but pleasant journey for the musicians as well as the audience.

  justinwert.com

Wednesday Jul 19
6:00PM  SWINGING SIRENS
Jessica Crandall and Verena McBee sing music by Ellen Mandel

Swinging Sirens image

Jazz singer Verena McBee and Soprano Jessica Crandall join forces with composer Ellen Mandel for an evening of lyrical, jazzy, swinging, and humorous songs, to lyrics by Seamus Heaney, Charlotte Mew, Shakespeare, Mandel and more.

8:00PM  JEREMY POWELL QUARTET
Jeremy Powell, tenor sax;  Nitzan Gavrieli, piano;  Pablo Menares, bass;  Allan Mednard, drums
Jeremy Powell Quartet image

Saxophonist Jeremy Powell brings his quartet to Cornelia Street for the debut of some of Jeremy's brand new compositions. Jeremy describes this collection of new music as a "fresh blend of Herbie Hancock and Robert Glasper harmonies, at times laid over a rhythmic bed of Flying Lotus meets modern gospel with a relaxed and insightful twist".

"Saxophonist Jeremy Powell is at home in any musical genre, but he's an experimenter whose playing is always deep, yet on the edge." - Ken Franckling, Hot House

  http://jeremy-powell.com/

9:30PM  JOHNATHAN LOWERY QUINTET
Johnathan Lowery, tenor sax, flute, clarinet;  Sergio Krakowski, pandeiro;  Reuben Allen, piano, synth;  Jeong Lim Yang, bass;  Matt Honor, drums

Based in Brooklyn, NY, the Johnathan Lowery Quintet is an ensemble combining musicians steeped in the languages of jazz and classical music, with roots in Brazilian Samba, Forró and Bossa Nova. The program will include original music as well as arrangements of folk, jazz, and traditional South American melodies.

Johnathan Lowery Quintet image
Thursday
Jul 20
6:00PM  THE IMPERFECT PERFECT SHOW
Terry Moore, Nelsie Spencer, hosts

The Imperfect Perfect Show image

The Imperfect Perfect Show is a mix of storytelling, standup comedy, poetry, short stories and works in progress hosted by comedian/producers Terry Moore and Nelsie Spencer. It’s mostly booked with 2 open spots for 2 lucky audience members who dare to join the spoken word party.

8:00PM  VICTOR BAKER QUINTET
Victor Baker, guitar, comp.;  Mitch Marcus, tenor sax;  Noah ManNeil, piano;  Yoshi Waki, bass;  Brian Fishler, drums
Victor Baker Quintet image

Better known for the highly regarded jazz guitars that he makes in his New York City workshop, luthier Victor Baker is also an accomplished guitarist, very prolific composer and active performer. Stylistically he labels his music as "creative modern jazz", and features interesting feels and complex meters but always written as a framework for strong melody, great vibe and catchy themes. Vic’s playing is fiery at times but he is not a gunslinger player, and prefers to play melodically with strong phrasing and connected lines to better serve the music. Victor’s current group is a collaboration of fine New York players, the vibe of the music ranges from driving and intense to very subtle and sublime.

"An incredible craftsman of world class instruments AND a talented jazz composer and player- when does VB sleep??" Philadelphia Inquirer

  http://www.victorbakerguitars.com

9:30PM  JIHEE HEO SEPTET
Jihee Heo, piano, comp.;  Eli Asher, trumpet;  Alex LoRe, alto sax;  Jeremy Powell, tenor sax;  Amadis Dunkel, trombone;  Jacob Dreyer, bass;  Alex Wyatt, drums
Jihee Heo Septet image

Passion is a thematic album. Every song is connected and driven by one story from start to finish. The themes of the album are presented through different configurations of a nonet, consisting of trumpet, trombone, tenor saxophone , alto saxophone, piano, bass, drums, and vocals. In creating this album, I wanted to meld classical ideas with jazz harmony and rhythm. I wanted to bring the concept of the oratorio or cantata into jazz, which is something that has not been widely explored in this genre.

“what make this debut so refreshing are its ambitious environs and cohesive approach. Passion, the kind that is intertwinded with frank spirituality, is evident throughout these 12 compositions and is what ties them together”--Elliot Simon (New York City Jazz Record)

  http://www.jiheeheomusic.com/

Friday
Jul 21
6:00PM  DANIEL MERON TRIO
Daniel Meron, piano;  Pablo Menares, upright bass;  Felix Lecaros, drums
Daniel Meron Trio image

Pianist and composer Daniel Meron and his trio will present music from the recently released album Sky Begins, as well as new compositions written for Meron's current band. Meron's songs are influenced by jazz, folk and world music, and shift between intimate moments and energetic improvisation.

  www.danielmeron.com www.facebook.com/danielmeronmusic

9:00PM & 10:30PM  HUSH POINT
Jeremy Udden, alto sax;  John McNeil, trumpet;  Aryeh Kobrinsky, bass;  Anthony Pinciotti, drums
Hush Point image

Hush Point plays contrapuntal jazz at a level rarely heard at any time or place. The band’s third CD, “Hush Point III” was released in January of this year and everything was going great. Then suddenly Donald Trump began leveling a constant stream of Twitter attacks against Hush Point and its music. Here are some examples: "Hush Point. Fake jazz. Sad and un-American,” “HP tunes don’t have any words! Anybody can hear that!” and “No Point: four boring losers going nowhere. Fans are tired of HP 'conterpunt' jazz.” We urge our fans to speak out, go to our live shows, buy CDs — anything to tell Trump he can’t dictate what type of jazz is heard in America!!

  www.hushpoint.com

Saturday
Jul 22
6:00PM  MARIUS DUBOULE TRIO
Marius Duboule, guitar;  Tony Malaby, tenor saxophone;  Billy Mintz, drums
Marius Duboule Trio image

Based in Brooklyn, the Swiss and French guitarist Marius Duboule presents a set of original and improvised music in a new trio setting featuring Tony Malaby on tenor saxophone and Billy Mintz on the drums.

Marius Duboule is mostly known for his work with Zero Point a group of improvised music, which latest release “Thoughts Become Matter” came out on Mole-Tree Music, April 2017.

  mariusduboule.com www.facebook.com/mariusduboule

9:00PM & 10:30PM  THE CHOPIN PROJECT WITH NOAH PREMINGER & ROB GARCIA
Noah Preminger, tenor sax;  Nate Radley, guitar;  Kim Cass, bass;  Rob Garcia, drums
The Chopin Project with Noah Preminger & Rob Garcia  image

Led by two long-time collaborators, saxophonist Noah Preminger and drummer Rob Garcia, The Chopin Project adapts Frederick Chopin’s brilliant piano music for a jazz quartet carrying over all the romance, passion and beautiful melodies while adding a new twist.

“Garcia is a drummer of invention, grace and considerable fire.” - Downbeat

“Over the course of less than a decade, [Preminger] has forged an individual style and easily recognizable sound...one of the more adventurous musicians on the mainstream jazz scene today.” - JazzTimes

  http://www.robgarciamusic.com/ https://www.noahpreminger.com/

Sunday
Jul 23
6:00PM  LEE FELDMAN + HIS PROBLEMS
Lee Feldman, vocals, piano;  plus guests!
LEE FELDMAN + his Problems image

Lee Feldman returns . . . again! . . . to Cornelia Street to present his own brand of funny-sad, surreal music. It will be very nice to see you there!

NEW YORK TIMES: "Lee Feldman uses a Tin Pan Alley bounce to make twisted or troubled situations sound like parlor songs."

ATLANTIC MONTHLY: "Lee Feldman plays the piano in just the dry, subtle, understated manner that this dry, subtle, understatedly hilarious songs call for.

8:35PM  DJANGO AT CORNELIA STREET, ANOUMAN
Peter Sparacino, saxophones;  Koran Agan, guitar;  Josh Kaye, guitar;  Eduardo Belo, bass
DJANGO AT CORNELIA STREET, ANOUMAN  image

Comprised of two acoustic guitars, bass and saxophone, Anouman In their instrumentation is very much inspired by the Quintet of Hot Club of France. However, aside from tipping the hat to the great Django Reinhardt and Stéphane Grappelli, the members of Anouman openly embrace and explore all of their influences.

Anouman remains busy performing in the city and beyond. Venues like New York Winter jazz Festival, Baltimore Django Reinhardt Festival, Django by The Sea Festival and many more. In February of 2016 they released a concert film "Introducing Anouman" which can be seen in it's entirety on their website. In addition to their original works, Anouman will perform their own arrangements of music of Django Reinhardt.

  http://anoumanmusic.com

STREAMING LINK: https://youtu.be/wx8v2WbzxFk

Monday
Jul 24
6:00PM  BENNINGTON WRITERS - TRANSGENRE NIGHT
V. Hansmann and Oona Patrick, co-hosts

Danielle Decatur Mary Abbruzzese Jessica Silvester
BENNINGTON WRITERS  -  Transgenre Night image

Please join tonight’s amiable and talented writers - Danielle Decatur, Mary Abbruzzese, and Jessica Silvester. Plus readings from your hosts, V. Hansmann and Oona Patrick.

  vleecker.com

8:30PM  OSCAR PEREZ SPECIAL QUINTET
Oscar Perez, piano;  Anthony Perez, bass;  Darrell Green, drums;  Ted Chubb, trumpet;  Bruce Williams, saxophone
Oscar Perez Special Quintet image

After three albums that garnered much acclimation Oscar Perez brings together a special quintet on Monday, July 24 at Cornelia Street Cafe. He’s joined by stellar musicians: trumpeter Ted Chubb, saxophonist Bruce Williams, bassist Anthony Perez, and drummer Darrell Green.

JazzTimes praised Perez as “an extraordinary composer who blends the rhythmic complexity of Latin American music with the elegant harmonies of jazz,” while DownBeat chimed in by marveling over the music’s “wondrous interaction of piano and band.”

  oscarperezmusic.com facebook.com/oscarperezmusica

Drum kit donated by
CANOPUS DRUMS, Japan

See the previous week's performances. PREVIOUS WEEK         Scheduled performances from July 17-July 24, 2017         NEXT WEEK See the next week's performances.

Cover is given where known
Many spoken words events are free
There is always a one-drink minimum per set; times are door opening times