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Thursday
Nov 09
6:00PM  PATRICK & DANIEL LAZOUR
Patrick Lazour, vocals, composition;  Daniel Lazour, vocals, composition
Patrick & Daniel Lazour image

Patrick and Daniel Lazour are brothers, songwriters and collaborators. They have written seven musicals and several hundred songs as a team, their more recent music theatre projects including We Live in Cairo about the 2011 Egyptian Revolution and Bethesda about medical miracles in the 1960s. A new take on the troubadour tradition, they present an evening of stories, featuring excerpts from their shows and stand-alone pieces.

  www.lazourbros.com

8:00PM  KYLE NASSER SEXTET
Kyle Nasser, tenor, soprano sax;  Roman Filiu , alto sax;  Jeff Miles, guitar;  Dov Manski, piano;  Nick Jost, bass;  Allan Mednard, drums

Nasser brings some of NYCs finest improvisers to play the music they recently recorded for his sophomore album as a leader. “superlative musicianship as a performer, writer and a bandleader…ardent creativity and urbane artistic composure” – All About Jazz

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9:30PM  BEEKMAN
Kyle Nasser, tenor sax;  Yago Vazquez, piano;  Pablo Menares, bass;  Rodrigo Recabarren, drums
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Having had their their first record nominated for a Chilean Music Award (Premios Pulsar), Beekman released their second record in October 2016 to critical acclaim. The group has toured in the U.S. and internationally since the release. Catch them for their first show in NYC in months. "Drama is the band's strong suit...Vol. 02 is excellent from start to finish, merging the abstract with the emotional in a distinct and engaging manner." - Budd Kopman, All About Jazz

Friday
Nov 10
6:00PM  COMPCORD ENSEMBLE
Juecheng Chen, countertenor;  LeeAnet Noble, percussion, tap dancer;  Sean Satin, classical guitar;  Gene Pritsker, electric guitar;  Jai Jeffryes, piano
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Composers Concordance's ongoing series ‘Eclectic Bands’ continues on November 10th at Cornelia St. Café, with a program featuring two cutting-edge groups: CompCord Ensemble and, at 8:30 and 10:00 p.m., SWARMIUS. Starting at 6pm, the two ensembles will play back-to-back sets.

CompCord Ensemble will perform a program of new music written for an exciting instrumentation, featuring countertenor Juecheng Chen, tap dancer/percussionist LeeAnet Noble, classical guitarist Sean Satin, electric guitarist Gene Pritsker, pianist Jai Jeffryes and conductor Charles Coleman. This will include the premiere of Gene Pritsker’s 'Dowland Meditations,’ Joseph Water’s ‘Gratitude,’ as well as compositions by Dan Cooper, Dylan Maulucci, Matt Herskowitz, Anton Rovner, and P. Kellach Waddle.

Additionally, your CompCord admission gets you into Swarmius at 8:30 or 10:00 p.m. for no additional cover! ($15.00 minimum for late shows required).

  www.composersconcordance.com

8:35PM  SWARMIUS MEETS OPERA
Rudy Alexander Giron, countertenor voice;  Todd Rewoldt, alto saxophone;  Michael Couper, tenor saxophone;  Geoffrey Burleson, piano;  Daniel Pate, percussion;  Joseph Martin Waters, composer, laptop;  special guest Charles Coleman, baritone voice
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SWARMIUS creates mercurial, shape-shifting classical music fusion, fluently blending Mexico, Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and Brazil.

Featuring new repertoire, including songs from their upcoming opera, "St Frances de Los Barrios", a magical realistic tale inspired by the Francis of Assisi myth, set in modern day Tijuana, drugs, borders and pope included.

Their two shows at 8:30 and 10 PM will feature differing repertoire.


 Cover $10.00 cover plus $15.00 minimum   www.swarmius.com/

Saturday
Nov 11
6:00PM  ITALIAN AMERICAN WRITERS ASSOCIATION
Maria Lisella, Gil Fagiani, hosts

Liz Primamore Clare Ultimo
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The Italian American Writers Association is celebrating its 26th Anniversary. Since 1991, IAWA has given voice to writers through its literary series every 2nd Saturday of the month. Readings begin with an Open Mic: IAWA-East is held even months at Sidewalk Café and IAWA-West continues at Cornelia Street Café on odd months.

Tonight IAWA Features Veteran Authors: Playwright Liz Primamore and Multidisciplinary Artist Clare Ultimo

  iawa.net

8:35PM  LUCIAN BAN & ELEVATION
Lucian Ban, piano;  Gavril Tarmure, voice;  Abraham Burton, tenor sax;  Mat Maneri, viola;  Brad Jones, bass;  Billy Hart, drums
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When Romanian born pianist Lucian Ban released Songs from Afar featuring his powerhouse quartet Elevation with special guest Transylvanian singer Gavril Tarmure, ALL ABOUT JAZZ called the music a “triumph of emotional and musical communication”. DOWNBEAT Magazine named Songs from Afar a 2016 BEST ALBUM of the YEAR and hailed the “alluring timelessness and strong life-force that seem to flow through the music”, while NYC Jazz Record called the album a “love letter to his native Romania that seamlessly blends the traditions of jazz and folk songs”.

The CSC concert presents a stellar incarnation of ELEVATION group featuring the only East Coast appearance by Transylvanian traditional singer Gavril Tarmure – and special guest star, legendary drummer BILLY HART - alongside saxophonist Abraham Burton, violist Mat Maneri, bassist Brad Jones in a unique amalgamation of Transylvanian folk with jazz and improvisation that truly spans continents and styles. Talking about Songs from Afar, the Transylvanian expat pianist & leader of Elevation Lucian Ban says: “Songs from afar is very personal for me because the album is intimately tied to my Romanian cultural heritage and to the jazz influences that help me find out more about where I come from – and where I’m going. It's not only the ancient Transylvanian folk songs that we approach in this recording, it’s also how the other pieces and improvisations reflect the constant search for musical meaning".

Sunday
Nov 12
6:00PM  CHERCHES & FELDMAN'S KITCHEN SINK
Peter Cherches, voice;  Lee Feldman, piano/keyboard
Cherches & Feldman's Kitchen Sink image

Peter Cherches and Lee Feldman celebrate 33-1/3 years together with everything they've got. In addition to the jazz repertoire of their recent performances (including a Thelonious Monk centennial tribute), Pete and Lee will be revisiting their quirky originals from the '80s and a range of music from Bach to blues to the Beatles as only Cherches and Feldman can undo them.

8:00PM  ISRAELI JAZZ SPOTLIGHT: GAYA FELDHEIM SCHORR
Or Bareket, host

Gaya Feldheim Schorr, voice;  Davy Lazar, trumpet;  Blake Opper, tenor sax;  Tal Yahalom, guitar;  Eva Lawitts, bass;  Mareike Wiening, drums;  Micha Gilad, piano
Israeli Jazz Spotlight: Gaya Feldheim Schorr  image

Born in the heart of Tel Aviv, New York based musician and vocalist GayaFeldheim Schorr creates and performs jazz and creative contemporary music, taking on various musical matter and reconstructing them to form a new story. Gaya takes pieces she has felt connected to at different points in her life, spanning classical, jazz, singer songwriter, and indie rock, and reimagines them both through new orchestration, arrangement and improvisation. Her current project presents an arch surrounding a recurring theme of Benjamin Britten's choral piece, with jazz standards, Israeli folk, and contemporary songwriter pieces interspersed.

9:30PM  ISRAELI JAZZ SPOTLIGHT: LIOR MILLIGER'S PROCESSING STATEMENTS
Lior Milliger, tenor sax;  Santiago Leibson, piano;  Peter Slavov, bass;  Rodrigo Recabarren, drums
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The latest project from Composer and Tenor Sax player Lior Milliger, featuring a Comp\Improv exploration for jazz quartet, as musical statements being processed thru improvisation.

  www.liormilliger.com/projects

Monday
Nov 13
6:00PM  FICTION FLASH QUARTET PLUS COCTEAU
Terese Svoboda Kim Chinquee Mary Sherman Willis Susan Henderson
Fiction Flash Quartet plus Cocteau image

Short fiction times four, with new translations of the French wildman.

8:30PM  SOUND TRAFFIC
Hitomi Honda, host, curator

Scott Wollschleger Cory Bracken Rema Hasumi Adrian Norat WvS
Sound Traffic image

Pianist Hitomi Honda brings new composers from unique background with their personal sounds.

Tonight featuring the work of composers Scott Wollschleger, Cory Bracken, Rema Hasumi, Adrian Norat, and WvS.

Tuesday
Nov 14
6:00PM  NEW YORK STORY EXCHANGE
Jeff Rose, host

Mel Dockery Robin Gelfenbien Vernon Payne
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Hear Stories! Tell Stories!!

New York Story Exchange: a rotating host each month and four featured tellers. Afterwards up to five audience members get five minutes each onstage to share their stories. Open mic sign up is from 5:45–6:10pm. Tickets are $10 at the door and include your first drink.

This month’s host: Jeff Rose — with featured tellers Mel Dockery, Robin Gelfenbien, and Vernon Payne.

8:00PM  MATT DAVIS TRIO
Matt Davis, guitar;  Ben Bryden, saxophone;  Austin Walker, drums
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Hailed as “Inspired” by Downbeat and “Eloquent” by Jazztimes, guitarist and composer Matt Davis’ original work brings forth strong melodies and extended harmony and draws from an unusually wide range of influences. ‘Yard Sale’ is his new bass-less jazz trio with percussionist Austin Walker and Saxophonist Ben Bryden. The group will be performing unique arrangements of standards, as well as Davis’ new originals.

  www.mattdavisguitar.com https://www.facebook.com/MattDavisAerialPhotograph

9:30PM  ROGÉRIO BOCCATO QUARTETO
Dan Blake, saxophone;  Nando Michelin, piano;  Jay Anderson, bass;  Rogerio Boccato, dance, percussion
ROGÉRIO BOCCATO QUARTETO image

Here with the 'After Bossa-Nova' project, Rogerio leads a stellar quartet through some of the lesser-known pieces by the greatest among the post-Bossa Nova generation of composers, such as Toninho Horta, Egberto Gismonti, Milton Nascinento, Edu Lobo. This group gives these songs a unique treatment, infused with improvisation. The idea revolves around openness and interaction, using the motifs of each song as a springboard for instant group compositions. It is a fresh and ever-changing approach to Post-Bossa Nova music.

  www.rogerioboccato.com

Wednesday Nov 15
6:00PM  MEAGHAN BURKE AND THE CREATURE COMFORTS BAND
Meaghan Burke, cello, voice;  Leah Asher, violin, viola;  Carlos Cordeiro, clarinets
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Following the release of her second album, Creature Comforts, cello songstress Meaghan Burke brings her "uneasily amusing phantasmagoria" (New York Music Daily) back to Cornelia Street Café. Joined by virtuoso musicians Carlos Cordeiro (clarinets) and Leah Asher (violin/viola), Burke offers up her unique, wittily macabre breed of avant-cabaret.

  www.meaghanburkemusic.com/downtown

8:01PM  MARTIN NEVIN GROUP
Roman Filiu, alto sax;  Kyle Wilson, tenor sax;  Sam Harris, piano;  Martin Nevin, bass;  Craig Weinrib, drums

Bassist and composer Martin Nevin will present an evening featuring music from his debut album which was recently recorded. The band is comprised of some of Martin's closest friends and collaborators.

“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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Thursday
Nov 16
6:00PM  THE IMPERFECT PERFECT SHOW
Terry Moore, host and curator

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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  TYLER BLANTON ELECTRIC TRIO
Tyler Blanton, vibraphone;  Jorge Roeder, bass;  Jonathan Blake, drums

Vibraphonist Tyler Blanton was recently praised as a "vibraphonist with strong lyrical footing" by Nate Chinen of the NY times. Having gained recognition in the NYC jazz scene for his work with top musicians such Donny McCaslin, Ari Hoenig, and Nate Wood, Blanton's unique voice as an instrumentalist and composer are easily identified. Since his arrival in 2008, he has received press and features in Downbeat magazine, JazzTimes, Hot House,Villiage Voice, and the NY Times. In addition Blanton has toured the US, Europe, and Asia in a number of groups both as a leader and featured soloist.

Tyler Blanton Electric Trio image tylerblanton.net
9:30PM  CARLO DE ROSA QUARTET
Quinsin Nachoff, tenor sax;  Mike Eckroth, piano;  Carlo De Rosa, bass;  Kush Abadey, drums
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Carlo De Rosa is a long time veteran of the New York City jazz scene. He has performed with musical luminaries including: Yo-Yo Ma, Ravi Coltrane, Vijay Iyer and Ray Barretto. Carlo currently performs with Amir ElSaffar and David Gilmore, appearing on their 2017 releases, “Rivers of Sound - Not Two” and “Transitions”, respectively. He returns to Cornelia Street leading a new quartet.

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