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* 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 RACKIE DIANKHA

All art is for sale. Please inquire

Monday
Jan 02
8:30PM  AMRAM & CO

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.
 Cover $10
Tuesday
Jan 03
8:30PM  PETE ROBBINS & CENTRIC
Pete Robbins, alto saxophone, compositions;  Sam Sadigursky, tenor & soprano saxophones;  Ryan Blotnick, guitar;  Thomas Morgan, bass ;  Dan Weiss, drums
PETE ROBBINS & CENTRIC image

 Cover $6   www.peterobbins.com
Wednesday Jan 04 6:00PM  PROSE
Karen Heuler, host

TBA
Stories about the Job

Hell is other people; work is other people. You hate them, you date them, you spend too much time with them. On earth or in the stars, your job can get to you.

Short story readings featuring Courtney Colwell, Jim Mason, Victoria Somogyi, and Armistead Johnson.
 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)

8:30PM  SPEAKEASY: STORIES FROM THE BACKROOM
Sherry Weaver, host

Michelle Matlock Master Lee Greg Wallach Dina Pearlman Helen Engelhardt, storytellers
SPEAKEASY: Stories from the Backroom image
Real stories from real people
 Cover $8   www.speakeasystories.com
Thursday
Jan 05
6:00PM  ARTISTS’ SALON

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. All are welcome.
8:30PM  GREG LAMY QUARTET
Javier Vercher, saxophone;  Massimo Biolcati, bass;  Ferenc Nemeth, drums;  Greg Lamy, guitar
Greg Lamy Quartet image
Check out this young and original guitar player with his new quartet. They will be playing their own compositions and some arranged standards. www.greglamy.com
 Cover $7   www.greglamy.com
Friday
Jan 06
6:00PM  PINK PONY POETRY
Jackie Sheeler


Jackie Sheeler's open mic poetry series. Arrive before 6 pm to sign up.

This week's featured poet Bruce Weber.
 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)   http://www.poetz.com

8:30PM  CHRIS LIGHTCAP GROUP
Tony Malaby, tenor saxophone;  Mark Turner, tenor saxophone;  Craig Taborn, piano;  Chris Lightcap, bass & compositions;  Greald Cleaver, drums
Chris Lightcap group image
Having released 2 critically acclaimed releases with his two-tenor quartet, bassist and composer Chris Lightcap brings another configuration of new music to Cornelia Street Cafe. Lightcap has been featured in the bands of Craig Taborn, Joe Morris, Mark Turner and Regina Carter, and tonight he will lead a band featuring his longtime collaborators Tony Malaby, Mark Turner ,Gerald Cleaver as well as Craig Taborn on piano.

"One of the bright lights of New York's younger players, the bassist has been fashioning a group sound around a pair of tenor saxophonists for years. His writing can be simultaneously demonstrative and reflective, an accomplishment that gives his music emotional breadth."
-Jim Macnie, Village Voice

"A bassist-bandleader who's made some excellent records with two tenor saxophones out front."
- Ben Ratliff, New York Times

"Bassist Chris Lightcap has worked alongside avant-minded mavericks such as Cecil Taylor, Anthony Braxton, and Joe Morris, but he's also right at home in more mellifluous units led by Regina Carter and Craig Taborn. perhaps that explains the infectious swagger and fat grooves he brings to bear on Bigmouth (Fresh Sound New Talent), a playful bag of tunes featuring saxists Tony Malaby and Bill McHenry and drummer Gerald Cleaver"
-Time Out New York
 Cover $10   www.chrislightcap.com

Saturday
Jan 07
6:00PM  CLOSED FOR PRIVATE PARTY

8:30PM  CLOSED FOR PRIVATE PARTY

Sunday
Jan 08
6:00PM  QUETZAL QUILL
Rigoberto Gonzalez, host


The Quetzal Quill hosts Asian American Writers Sarah Gambito, Paolo Javier, Thaddeus Rutkowski, Jennifer Tseng.
 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)
8:30PM  PEKKA PYLKKANEN'S TUBE FACTORY
Pekka Pylkkanen, reeds;  Mika pohjola, piano;  Steve Doyle, bass;  Roland Schneider, drums
Pekka Pylkkanen's Tube Factory image
PEKKA PYLKKÄNEN'S TUBE FACTORY

To be expected until midnight: Fairly strong Nordic breeze with some local snowfalls. Occasionally the northernly wind turns South and gets warmer especially when the sun comes out. The suddenly risen warmth can also cause thunder and storm and other minor inconvenience.These rapid climate, temperature and atmosphere changes may be felt as raising heart-beat, sweatening hands, sudden flushing and stomping feet, but usually these symptoms last only for several hours so there is no immediate need for a doctor visit. If in any case you still wish to see a doctor, please make sure that the doctor you are intending to visit is not a real jazz fan, since he might prove to be totally unrelievable in these matters. The rumor says that a doctor once, while having a patient, started listening to music from a CD at the same moment when the patient had told the doctor the reason for his visit. So he left the poor patient all by himself getting totally immersed in this music and forgot about his patient.

GOOGLE SEARCH WORDS FOR PEKKA PYLKKÄNEN'S TUBE FACTORY: JAZZ, CONTEMPORARY, NORDIC, SOUTH-AMERICAN , ETHNIC,

"Pekka Pylkkanen is among the jazz elite in his native Finland. A stalwart member of the fabled UMO Jazz Orchestra, Pylkkanen shows his crafty wares on his solo debut for Naxos Jazz. On Pekka's Tube Factory, the multi-reedman display a fine compositional pen, expresssive, accomplished techenical skills and a keen ear for arranging."
Glenn Astarita - All About Jazz
 Cover $8   www.pekkapylkkanen.com

Drum kit donated by
CANOPUS DRUMS, Japan

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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