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Saturday
Nov 18
6:00PM  TAHIRA CLAYTON SINGS...
Tahira Clayton, vocals;  Addison Frei, piano;  Marty Kenney, bass;  Zan Tetickovic, drums
Tahira Clayton Sings... image

Diving into a fresh batch of known and loved jazz standards, Tahira Clayton returns to Cornelia Street Café with her trio. Expanding on some of jazz’s most loved tunes, Tahira is thrilled to share in a night of music sure to warm any listener’s ear.

New York City-based vocalist Tahira Clayton has an extensive performance background. Hailing from Dallas, TX, Clayton has performed in the city's most prestigious venues. Through her music degree from the University of North Texas, she has participated in master classes from the likes of Kurt Elling, John Clayton, and has performed with Bobby McFerrin. More on Tahira at www.tahiraclayton.com

  www.tahiraclayton.com facebook.com/tahiraclaytonmusic

8:35PM  JIM BLACK TRIO
Elias Stemeseder, piano;  Desmond White, bass;  Jim Black , drums
Jim Black Trio image

After 12 years of leading his singer-less-songwriting-post-rock-improv band AlasNoAxis, Jim black goes in the absolute opposite musical direction by forming a new piano trio featuring one of the most in demand NY musicians, Desomnd White on bass, and the young Austrian pianist to watch out for, Elias Stemeseder.

Sunday
Nov 19
6:00PM  SASHA PAPERNIK TRIO: RUSSO-AMERICANAH
Sasha Papernik, piano, vocals;  Justin Poindexter, guitar;  Kyle Saulnier, upright bass
Sasha Papernik Trio: Russo-Americanah image Richard Velasco

Solace, Magnetic Rag, Ochi Chernye, Midnight in Moscow, The Girl I Love...

The Washington Post calls her “uncommonly attractive and entertaining...managing a comfortable balance of the formal and the casual.”

Sasha Papernik, New York based Russian-American classical pianist/singer/composer presents an eclectic program of gorgeous pieces spanning genres and continents. Join her ensemble as they offer classical selections, songs by American Songbook masters Irving Berlin and George Gershwin, hot jazz Russian folk tunes, and inspired originals while telling lively stories about the music, composers, and the times they lived in. Ms. Papernik has been a featured artist at Lincoln Center’s Meet the Artist, Lincoln Center Local, and Carnegie Hall’s popular Musical Explorers series. Most recently, Papernik's first foray into film scoring, a film called Pinksy, won Best Feature at the 2017 Santa Fe Independent Film Festival. Her self-released bilingual pop album, Victory, has been hailed by reviewers as "an eye opener," (Wildy's World) and "unparalleled in its aesthetics and musical elegance," (Indiemunity). Her newest studio album, a collection of bilingual original songs and hot instrumentals, is due to be released in 2018.

  www.sashatheband.com

8:01PM  NEW BRAZILIAN PERSPECTIVES: ALEX KAUTZ GROUP
Billy Newman, host

Helio Alves, piano;  Edward Perez, bass;  Alex Kautz, drums
New Brazilian Perspectives: Alex Kautz Group image

Known for his modern aproach, musicality and touch, Alex has found a unique musical voice as a result of his passion for jazz, world music and brazilian music influence. Born in Sao Paulo Brazil, Alex first went to Boston and them moved to NY to study. Since his arrival in NY Alex has had the opportunity to work with many great musicians such as Tim Ries, John Patitucci, Tim Hagans, Adam Rogers, Aaron Goldberg, Helio Alves, Nilson Matta, Hans Glawischnig, Claudio Roditi, Lionel Loueke, Magos Herrera, Robert Rodriguez, Mike Rodriguez, Paul Bollenback, Romero Lubambo, Phil Dwyer, Ben Monder, Ingrid Jensen and Mike Moreno among others.

  www.alexkautz.com/

Monday
Nov 20
6:00PM  CELEBRATING THE SADNESS MUSEUM
Susan Thomas Jeanne Marie Beaumont Fred Marchant
Celebrating The Sadness Museum image

Jeanne Marie Beaumont and Fred Marchant help Susan Thomas celebrate the publication of her third collection of poems, In the Sadness Museum. Each poet will read from a new collection of poetry.

  susanthomas1.com

8:30PM  MORRISON MOTEL
John Morrison, curator; Liam McEneaney, guest Motelmeister

Rachel Feinstein Adrienne Iapalucci Ellen Karis Jeff Lawrence Frank Vignola
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Tuesday
Nov 21
6:00PM  VOICES OF POETRY – CANCER SPEAKS
POSTPONED!!!!

Jennifer Franklin Neil Silberblatt Anya Silver Dr. Ariella Ritvo-Slifka
Voices of Poetry – Cancer Speaks image

An Evening of Poetry About the “Big C”

Voices of Poetry is honored to present an evening of exceptional poetry on Tuesday, November 21 at 6 pm at The Cornelia Street Café, 29 Cornelia Street, NYC. This event will feature three poets who have battled cancer - Jennifer Franklin, Neil Silberblatt & Anya Silver – and the work of acclaimed poet Max Ritvo, who sadly lost that battle. (Max’s work will be read by his mother, Dr. Ariella Ritvo-Slifka.)

8:01PM  REAL FEELS
John Raymond, trumpet;  Gilad Hekselman, guitar;  Colin Stranahan, drums
Real Feels image

"Electrifyingly new and strangely familiar at the same time...with his mix of modern sounds and old-fashioned feeling, Raymond is steering jazz in the right direction." (Downbeat Magazine)

Recently voted as a Rising Star Trumpeter in the Downbeat Magazine Critic's Poll, John Raymond has been making a name for himself as one of the most promising, up-and-coming jazz musicians in New York. His trio "Real Feels" includes guitarist Gilad Hekselman and drummer Colin Stranahan, and their most recent releases gained critical acclaim, including a ★★★★1/2 Downbeat review and being selected as one of the Best Jazz Albums of 2016 by Stereogum.

Tonight, Real Feels will be performing new originals and covers from their forthcoming CD "Joy Ride" which is due out in February.

  www.johnraymondmusic.net

Wednesday Nov 22
6:00PM  DIEGO BARBER: CLASSIC GUITAR
Diego Barber: Classic Guitar image

Cornelia Street is proud to welcome back guitarist Diego Barber for an evening of original music, as well as music by composer Domenico Scarlatti.

  www.facebook.com/diego.barber1

8:01PM  MARTA SANCHEZ QUINTET PRESENTING
Alex Lore, alto sax;  Jerome Sabbagh, tenor sax;  Rick Rosato, bass;  Daniel Dor, drums;  Marta Sanchez, piano

Combining elements of rock, pop, jazz, classical and experimental music, Marta's tunes are rhythmically complex but strongly melodic. Music that tell stories by integrating folk elements with the harmonic sophistication and spontaneity of jazz.

The Quintet is presenting their last work, “Danza Imposible”, released by Fresh Sound Records in October of 2017. In an early review, The New York Times said about it “It features eight tunes she wrote explicitly for her two-saxophone quintet that dance with an unruly grace. It’s glimmering, propulsive music, with hints of elegiac Spanish folk song, cool jazz from the 1950s and the Romantic modern jazz of the 1990s”

  http://www.martasanchezmusic.com

Marta Sanchez Quintet presenting  image
Thursday
Nov 23
1:00PM  HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!
Happy Thanksgiving!!! image
An annual Cornelia tradition!

The best Thanksgiving Dinner in town!

Click below for menu and information!

  www.corneliastreetcafe.com/menus/Thanksgiving.pdf

Friday
Nov 24
6:00PM  ANDRÉ CARVALHO GROUP
Jeremy Powell, saxophone;  Eitan Gofman, saxophone, bass clarinet and flute;  André Matos, guitar;  André Carvalho, double bass;  Rodrigo Recabarren, drums
André Carvalho Group image

With two releases under his name, the Portuguese bass player André Carvalho, has been intensely dedicated to composition since he first picked up the bass. He has a special vision in conjuring his own groups and he is currently preparing and composing for his first stateside release.

His first two albums, "Hajime" and "Memória de Amiba" show Carvalho's highly personal perspective in music featuring an original blend of contemporary jazz with elements from Portuguese music. Both projects got raving reviews from Portuguese and International media. André was awarded the prize "Carlos Paredes" in 2012, a prestigious prize that recognizes Portuguese music projects, as well as a "Best Group" recognition in the Bucharest International Jazz Competition.

For this concert, Carvalho will play a set of his most recent compositions.

  www.andrecarvalhobass.com/ www.facebook.com/carvalhobass/

8:35PM  HUSH POINT
Jeremy Udden, alto sax, c melody saxophone;  John McNeil, trumpet;  Aryeh Kobrinsky, bass;  Jay Sawyer, drums, percussion
Hush Point image

Hush Point has developed a cult following in New York and elsewhere. When alto saxophonist Jeremy Udden and trumpeter John McNeil created the band they didn’t realize the music would result in people creating an actual religion based on Hush Point — its members and music. The quartet's third album, Hush Point III, is being used in many HP Temples as a mediation aid and a replacement for psychotherapy and antidepressants.

After caloric Thanksgiving debauchery, a set of contrapuntal jazz will cleanse your soul. Hush Point will conduct services featuring the laying on of instruments at 8:30 and 10:00.

Saturday
Nov 25
6:00PM  OLIVER DOERING QUINTET
Oliver Doering, guitar;  Steve Sanberg, piano;  Jeremy Powell, sax;  Luca Santaniello, drums;  Dan Loomis, bass
Oliver Doering Quintet image

After running a popular show at his jazz club in Cologne, Germany for 10 years, jazz guitarist, composer, arranger and bandleader Oliver Doering is pleased to present the Oliver Doering Quintet in NYC.

The repertory consists of standards in the tradition of George Benson and Wes Montgomery, as well as Oliver’s own originals.

  www.oliverdoering.com

8:35PM  HUSH POINT
Jeremy Udden, alto sax, c melody saxophone;  John McNeil, trumpet;  Aryeh Kobrinsky, bass;  Jay Sawyer, drums, percussion
Hush Point image

Hush Point has developed a cult following in New York and elsewhere. When alto saxophonist Jeremy Udden and trumpeter John McNeil created the band they didn’t realize the music would result in people creating an actual religion based on Hush Point — its members and music. The quartet's third album, Hush Point III, is being used in many HP Temples as a mediation aid and a replacement for psychotherapy and antidepressants.

After caloric Thanksgiving debauchery, a set of contrapuntal jazz will cleanse your soul. Hush Point will conduct services featuring the laying on of instruments at 8:30 and 10:00.

Drum kit donated by
CANOPUS DRUMS, Japan

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