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Photographs by Linda Zecchino

All art is for sale. Please inquire

Thursday
Oct 26
6:00PM  THREE POETS. THREE WOMEN. THREE VOICES
Elizabeth J. Coleman Andrea Fry Deborah Kahan Kolb
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Elizabeth J. Coleman, Andrea Fry, and Deborah Kahan Kolb are pleased to join together to read poems from their books, as well as some of their newer work. As women living in the early 21st century, they have much in common, and each has as well a unique story and, most important, a unique voice. Please join these poets as they explore the similarities and differences among them and their work, with the hope that you will find resonance in your own lives and work. Books will be available for purchase.

8:00PM  JEFF MILES GROUP
Jeff Miles, guitar, voice;  Steve Brickman, saxophone, guitar, voice;  Michael Thomas, saxophone;  Zach Lapidus, piano, synth, voice;  Alesandra Gabrielle, vocals;  Pablo Menares, bass;  Rodrigo Recabarren, drums
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Jeff Miles presents music from his genre-defying debut album "The Periphery of Knowing."

  website - www.novastrio.com

9:30PM  MICHAEL THOMAS QUARTET
Michael Thomas, saxophone;  Luis Perdomo, piano;  Edward Perez, bass;  Jimmy Macbride, drums
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Saxophonist and composer Michael Thomas brings an exciting sense of lyricism to his original music. Drawing from influences including jazz, rock, pop, and classical styles, Michael's music has thrilled audiences in New York, Boston, Miami, and Amsterdam. His intricate compositions showcase the band's precision while being fueled by each player's unique voice. The quartet plays with a sense of freedom that is sure to keep the audience on its toes, while bringing a unique energy to the music and taking the performance in a different direction every time.

  www.michaelthomasjazz.com

Friday
Oct 27
6:00PM  SINGER SONGWRITER ALEXANDRA LEFF
Alexandra Leff, vocals, guitar;  Alex Feldman, drums;  John Gray, bass;  Justin Salisbury, piano
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Singer Songwriter Alexandra Leff is back at Cornelia Street Cafe to perform her original, poetic, folk-inspired songs. Alexandra will be singing and playing acoustic guitar accompanied by piano, bass and drums - with Alex Feldman, John Gray, and Justin Salisbury.

8:30PM  PORCH MUSIC
Leslie Goshko, piano, vocals;  Andy Christie, banjo, vocals;  Phil Denniston, guitar, vocals;  Rick Dennis, bass;  Christopher Troy Sanchez, percussion
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A pianist, a banjo player, and a couple of their friends walk into a bar. What do you get? Porch Music! Join Leslie Goshko ("An Old-Fashioned Piano Party w/Leslie Goshko" at Cornelia Street Cafe), Andy Christie (host of the long-running "Liar Show" at Cornelia) and friends as they bring you a mish mosh of traditional country/bluegrass favorites and not-so-traditional reinterpretations of pop/rock tunes.

10:00PM  THE BLUEGRASS CONSPIRACY
Tara Linhardt, mandolin;  Christian Apuzzo, guitar;  Mary Simpson, voice, fiddle;  Larry Legend, bass
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The Bluegrass Conspiracy was set in motion when mandolinist Tara Linhardt moved from the mountains of Virginia to New York. Jumping right into the NYC bluegrass scene she created a jam featuring award winning musicians Mary Simpson on fiddle, Christian Apuzzo on vocals and guitar, and Larry Legend on bass. Now the charismatic host band is stepping out as the Bluegrass Conspiracy with a mixture of originals and traditional bluegrass to create a high energy music rooted in Americana culture.

  https://www.taralinhardt.com/ https://www.facebook.com/TarasNYBluegrassJam/

Saturday
Oct 28
6:00PM  AMY ALLISON + LEE FELDMAN
Amy Allison, vocals, composition;  Lee Feldman, piano, vocals, composition
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In this intimate show, Amy and Lee will present sets of their own songs and accompany each other as well.

Amy Allison has been lauded internationally as a songwriter and singer of depth and originality. Her 1996 debut album, The Maudlin Years, on Koch Records, was cited by no less than Elvis Costello as one of his 500 essential albums in Vanity Fair.

Lee Feldman is a pianist/songwriter and has released 4 critically acclaimed albums of his own funny/sad/surreal songs. He was signed to Mercury Records in 1998.

  www.amyallisonmusic.com www.leefeldman.com

8:35PM  TONY MALABY TRIO
Tony Malaby, tenor sax;  Ben Monder, guitar;  Tom Rainey, drums
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Sunday
Oct 29
2:00PM  DAISY JOPLING AND MICHAEL FEIGENBAUM
Daisy Jopling, violin;  Michael Feigenbaum, beat box, percussion, guitar;  Natalie Twigg, oboe
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With students from Okehampton College, Devon in England – coming over to NY all the way from the UK!

6:00PM  UNBRIDLED: GRIEF IS THE THING WITH FEATHERS
Stephanie Lamprea, curator, soprano;  Charlotte Munn-Wood, violin;  Adam Bilchik, guitar;  Christine Papania, soprano;  Zack Clarke, piano
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Unbridled, a new series of contemporary chamber music, plays experimental and captivating works by Icli Zitella, Ashkan Behzadi, Meredith Monk, and David Lang’s Death Speaks. Includes readings from Max Porter’s novel, Grief is the Thing with Feathers. Curated by Stephanie Lamprea.

  www.stephanielamprea.com/unbridled.html www.facebook.com/events/251959961983841/?acontext=%7B%22ref%22%3A%2222%22%2C%22feed_story_ty

8:01PM  ROGERIO SOUZA WITH BILLY NEWMAN AND TIAGO DO BANDOLIM
Rogerio Souza, guitar;  Tiago Souza, bandolim;  Billy Newman, guitar;  Evan Francis, flute;  Tom Armstrong, pandeiro, percussion
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Rogerio Souza , one of the leading 6 and 7 string guitarists in all of Brazil returns to New York again to appear at the Jazz Forum. He has over 30 years experience playing with some of the leading musicians in Brazil in the genres of Choro, Samba and "Musica Popular Brasileira" (MPB). One of the founding members of the innovative choro group "No Em Pinga D'agua", Rogerio could also be heard as a sideman with the likes of Ney Mattogrosso, Ivan Lins, Guinga, Paulo Moura, Joao Bosco and a host of other luminaries from the Brazilian Music World. Currently Rogerio has been all over the world concertizing while giving intensive workshops in Samba and Choro. He is known affectionately as "O Mestre Rogerio" in the countries he regularly visits, a true Ambassador for the beauty and humanity in Brazilian Music. Most recently he has toured the Jazz clubs of California, played the Kennedy Center, James Madison University and concertized at Yale University

  http://www.billynewman.com http://www.duoviolaobrasil.com/band-1/

Monday
Oct 30
6:00PM  “ISOLA”
David Aaron, saxophones;  Megan Shumate Beaumont, clarinet;  Will McEvoy, bass;  Dave Gould, drums;  and Kari Swenson Riely, Lady Jane Wilde
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Text by Oscar Wilde & Lady Jane Wilde

Music by David Aaron

Born on April 2nd, 1857, Isola Wilde was born the daughter of Lady Jane Wilde and Sir William Wilde, sister of William & Oscar Wilde. She was constantly referred to as “the pet of the house” and it was said that she lit up their lives like “a golden ray of sunshine dancing about our home”. On February 23rd, 1867, two months before her 10th birthday, Isola died of “a sudden effusion on the brain”. The whole family was devastated and Oscar, who was 12 at the time, was haunted by his sister’s death throughout his entire life.

This performance will be followed by a short set of music by Flip City.

  www.shortmemory.org

8:30PM  YANIV TAUBENHOUSE TRIO
Yaniv Taubenhouse, piano;  Sam Minaie, bass;  Jerad Lippi, drums
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"The range of atmospheres and emotions in the poetry of Yaniv Taubenhouse’s music is astounding. Rarely and only once or twice in a lifetime do you get to hear a musician and a pianist who is as sensitive as Taubenhouse to the voice of the heart, the breadth of human emotion and its relationship with the whisper of nature, and its roar as well. " -Raul da Gama, Jazz da Gama

  www.yanivtaubenhouse.com www.facebook.com/yanivtaubenhousemusic

Tuesday
Oct 31
6:00PM  NEW AIRES TANGO: HALLOWEEN!
Malena Dayen, vocals;  David Rosenmeyer, piano
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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.

8:00PM  THE HONORABLE MENSCHEN: CHALLAHWEEN
Daniel Cainer, words and music;  Robin Hirsch, words, and, please God, no music;  Ellen Mandel, words and music;  Michael Lydon, words and music;  Marc Ostrow, words and music;  Jessica Crandall, voice;  Sanda Weigl, songs;  Paul Shapiro, sax and songs
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Join Daniel Cainer, "the comic bard of Anglo-Jewry," and Robin Hirsch, our longstanding Minister of Culture, fresh from their triumph in Boston as 50% (but, for you, 40) of Jeannine Frank's Jewish circus, THE HONORABLE MENSCHEN.

Daniel's one-man shows, JEWISH CHRONICLES and GEFILTE FISH AND CHIPS, have been acclaimed on both sides of the Atlantic for their unique blend of poignancy and wit. And across the Pacific in Australia he has been called "brilliant and brave"--and not just for getting there.

Robin's solo performance cycle, MOSAIC (based on his memoir LAST DANCE AT THE HOTEL KEMPINSKI) has been called "marvelous," "mesmerizing," and "completely glorious" by various publications to which he has made only small contributions.

They will be joined by the incomparable composer/pianist/songwriter Ellen Mandel, who will regale us with some of her glorious numbers (including her legendary three-minute version of Waiting for Godot), by Marc Ostrow whose songs have been (self-)described as www (witty, wistful and weird), and Michael Lydon, HonorARY Mensch, whose iconic "Paris in the Rain" embodies the spirit we have tried to uphold here for forty years.

It is not inconceivable that surprise guests may befall us. Some already have: the glorious Jessica Crandall who will almost certainly sing with Ellen and perhaps Michael; the legendary Sanda Weiglwho may regale us with songs from her extensive repertoire of Berlin cabaret and Romanian gypsy music; and Paul Shapirowhose Ribs and Brisket Revue had its incarnation and many performances here, will bring his sax and sing (when he's not blowing) songs from the Great American Jewish Songbook.
 Cover $20 inkadrink

Wednesday Nov 01
6:00PM  ALBERT MARQUES TRIO FEAT. ARI HOENIG
Albert Marques, piano;  Ari Hoenig, drums;  Manel Fortia, bass
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Albert Marques is a Catalan transplant from Spain whose passion at the piano is only matched by his huge humanity and kindness. This is not cartoon jazz, or a stereotypical Latin Jazz trio. It is modern, fusing elements of Rock, Jazz, Flamenco, and R&B with a healthy dose of introspection, and not a fake moment. Every note is played with grit, reality, and love. – Arturo O’Farrill

  www.albertmarques.com www.facebook.com/albertmarquestrio/

8:00PM  POEZ
Paul Mills, keyboard, voice
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Paul Mills aka POEZ has been a widely-published, pioneering spoken word singer-songwriter, and audio and video recording artist, since 1976. For tonight's event Poez will perform lyrical, dramatic poem songs, accompanying himself on keyboard, with digital delay enhancement, and free-verse improvisations. He has shared bills with Laurie Anderson, Mose Allison, Richard Hell, and William Burroughs, among many others, at New York venues such as The Bitter End, Theater for the New City, The City Winery, The West End Lounge, St. Mark's Poetry Project, Bowery Poetry Club, and similar venues in London, Paris, San Francisco, and Boston, on radio and television. His YouTube video "The Monotone", produced in collaboration with filmmaker Joeann Calabrese and 2112 Productions, has been viewed over 45,000 times. Their award-winning collaboration "This Is Not The Time (Be A Human)" has been selected for seven international film festivals this year, including New Filmmakers New York, which will be screening it tomorrow night November 2nd at the Anthology Film Archives on the Lower East Side. The story of his first appearance at the Cornelia Street Cafe is to be found in a Bowery Poetry-published anthology of his essays, fiction and poetry, "The Poetry Dollars." Tonight's performance celebrates the immediate release of a live album, "Stay Loose and Fake It!", recorded with jazz quartet, live, on Bleecker Street, 10/4/16, which will be on sale and features the audio track for the film, "This Is Not The time (Be A Human)" mentioned above. It is an anthem for humans, including you, if you're into that sort of thing.

"A spoken-word pioneer" - The New York Times

  www.poezthepoet.com

9:30PM  MICHAEL FRACASSO
Michael Fracasso, voice, guitar
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Michael Fracasso is an authentic Texas musician born of Italian parents in the steel town of Steubenville, Ohio (just down the river from Pittsburgh). He spent years working the New York City folk scene while mentored by the great Doc Pomus, Michael Fracasso follows a grand aesthetic compass found in a rare few and has recorded 8 CDs of original material. He has a renowned pedigree of friends with whom he has worked with including: Charlie Sexton, Lucinda Williams and Patty Griffin and has cuts on the Ribbons of Highway: Tribute to Woody Guthrie recording. His seventh CD, “Red Dog Blues” was number one on the Americana Charts in Europe and he was short-listed for The Austin Public Library Literary Achievement award. In 2013 he published a cookbook “Artist in the Kitchen” and in 2015 released his newest CD, “Here Come the Savages”, a wicked take on the state of this world. He’s a “folkie badass” who gloriously integrates a countrified Texas twang with Beatlesque popisms and rocking enthusiasm.

Terry Sawyer of Popmatters:, “he’s a folkie badass.”

Thursday
Nov 02
6:00PM  ARTISTS SALON
Robin, Josh, 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  LOREN STILLMAN QUINTET
Loren Stillman, alto sax;  Nate Radley, guitar;  Rob Jost, bass;  Gary Versace, piano;  Jared Schonig, drums
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The music of Brooklyn-based saxophonist and composer, Loren Stillman, has found acclaimed reviews in such publications as The NewYork Times, Downbeat Magazine, Jazziz, Jazz Times, and National Public Radio, marking him as an innovative voice of modern jazz. With his training stemming from Lee Konitz and David Liebman to Harvey Pittel, Stillman has performed, recorded, and educated throughout the United States, Europe, and Japan.

Alongside an impressive record of performances, recordings, and master-classes with his own ensembles, Stillman has performed alongside Charlie Haden, Paul Motian, Carla Bley, John Abercrombie, Michael Formanek, Ralph Alessi, Andy Milne’s DAPP Theory, Michele Rosewoman Quintessence, Tyshawn Sorey, Brad Shepik, Vic Juris, and The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra.

“a writer and a stylist that has found a previously unoccupied slot in the jazz spectrum” - Jazz Review UK

Drum kit donated by
CANOPUS DRUMS, Japan

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