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ART ON THE WALLS

Paintings by MARY GROSSMAN

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Wednesday Feb 28
6:00PM  NICK FINZER'S HEAR & NOW
Nick Finzer, trombone;  Lucas Pino, tenor saxophone, bass clarinet;  Alex Wintz, guitar;  Glenn Zaleski, piano;  Dave Baron, bass;  Jimmy Macbride, drums
Nick Finzer's Hear & Now image

Hear & Now is the past and the present. The point of view of today with foundation in the roots of jazz and American music. Finzer’s music evokes a need and hope for change, a defiant optimism that pits love against the forces of oppression. The band is a sextet of highly inventive artists who come together to give voice to the themes and ideas of Finzer’s music. Lucas Pino on tenor saxophone and bass clarinet, Alex Wintz on guitar, Glenn Zaleski on piano, Dave Baron on bass, and Jimmy Macbride on drums bring the power and wide-ranging palette of a big band with the supple energy of a small ensemble. Influenced by the numerous bands of Duke Ellington, Chick Corea, John Coltrane, and Michael Brecker, Hear & Now is poised to share this generation's perspectives on jazz with the world today. The band embarked on a 25 city tour of the US, and made their festival debut in July 2017 at the Umbria Jazz Festival in Perugia, Italy.

  www.nickfinzermusic.com

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

Bassist and composer Martin Nevin will present an evening featuring music from his upcoming release, Tenderness is Silent. 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

Martin Nevin Group image
Thursday
Mar 01
6:00PM  ARTISTS SALON
Robin, Josh, and Tom, hosts

Artists Salon image

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.

8:00PM  MONICA PASSIN
Monica Passin, voice, guitar;  Sherryl Marshall, voice;  Deborah Berg, voice
Monica Passin image Carly Mitchell

Monica Passin (aka Li’l Mo) writes, sings, and plays massively eclectic, don’t-fence-me-in music, trailing Gene Vincent vintage, Stax/Volt essence, unpolluted country, new/old blues, and echoes of the Brill building, street corners, and cabarets. She is a native New Yorker.

“The Jackpot Is Now - wow - Best song title ever. Philosophical truism written small but signifying large...very witty and meaningful simultaneously. [Monica’s] vocal on this is phenomenal and moving to me.” – David Silver, writer of The Compleat Beatles

  monicapassin.com/ www.reverbnation.com/lilmothemonicats

9:30PM  EMILY DUFF
Emily Duff, voice, guitar;  Scott Aldrich, guitar
Emily Duff image

Sweet & Sour Rock & Roll with a great big Hit of Country Soul. Called “the perfectly cool combo of Lucinda Williams meets Patti Smith,” Emily’s street-smart poetry and rugged vocal style conjure vivid images that seduce the listener to willingly visit emotional places that entice, beguile and feel all too familiar. Her small- batch brand of hook-driven tunes dig deep, weaving a patchwork quilt of sin, tragedy, romance and regret that lays at your feet, begging to be mended.

"Ms Duff is the pounding heart in a 3-circle venn diagram of Lucinda, Loretta, and Nick Cave.” - Doug Simmons (Former Managing Editor, Village Voice)

  emilyduff.bandcamp.com/

Friday
Mar 02
6:00PM  THE MONTHLY: WOMEN LIKE US
Kat Georges, host

Jade Benoit Karen Hildebrand Jane LeCroy Sophie Malleret Jane Ormerod
The Monthly: WOMEN LIKE US image

A Brilliant Evening of Live! Reading and Performance

Three Rooms Press presents a slate of extraordinary NYC-based poets and performance artists at WOMEN LIKE US on Friday, March 2, 2018 at 6 pm at Cornelia Street Cafe.

The event features readings and performances by superb writers including poets Jade Benoit and Karen Hildebrand, performance artists Jane LeCroy, Sophie Malleret, and Jane Ormerod, plus Kat Georges, playwright, poet, and co-director of Three Rooms Press.

8:35PM  STREAMS TRIO W/BILLY DREWES
Billy Drewes, saxophone;  Yago Vazquez, piano;  Scott Lee, bass;  Jeff Hirschfield, drums
Streams Trio w/Billy Drewes image

The Streams Trio (Vazquez/Lee/Hirshfield) has two records released with the label Fresh Sound New Talent, and for this especial occasion they are joined by saxophonist and composer Billy Drewes for a night of original music featuring compositions from all the members in the band.

“Their music combines the qualities of depth with lyricism, intensity with calm assurance and an elastic, yet sure handed rhythmic sense”- Budd Kopman (Allaboutjazz.com)

Saturday
Mar 03
6:00PM  THE LIAR SHOW
Andy Christie, host

Mike Brown Ophira Eisenberg Susan Kent JIm O'Grady
The Liar Show image

Seek Truth. Get a T-Shirt.

4 Storytellers, 3 True Stories, 1 Pack of Lies. Uncover the liar and win a prize worth its weight in fool's gold!

Tonight The Liar Show welcomes stories from Mike Brown (KING Magazine), Ophira Eisenberg (NPR's Ask Me Another), Susan Kent (NPR's Snap Judgement), and Jim O'Grady (WNYC Reporter/Commentator).

Hosted by ANDY CHRISTIE - The Moth Radio Hour

"They can lie to me all night long!" - The New York Times

"Christie & Co. make dishonesty fun again." - TimeOut New York

  www.theliarshow.com

8:35PM  LAGE LUND QUARTET
Lage Lund, guitar;  Micah Thomas, piano;  Matt Penman, bass;  Obed Calvaire, drums
Lage Lund Quartet image

"Of the younger cats, Lage is THE one. He's a wonderful player. Scary actually!" - Kurt Rosenwinkel

  www.lage-lund.com

Sunday
Mar 04
6:00PM  ENTERTAINING SCIENCE: YOU ARE EXPERIENCED?
Roald Hoffman, Dave Soldier, hosts

André Fenton Dario Acosta Teich
Entertaining Science: YOU ARE EXPERIENCED? image

Jimi Hendrix’s influence on brain science are explored by André Fenton of NYU, and on the acoustic guitar by visiting Argentinian guitar virtuoso Dario Acosta Teich.

We tend to think of memory as a psychological concept, because we don’t yet understand memory as a biological entity or a process. But this is beginning to change. André Fenton will explain how scientists are discovering the biological basis of how experience changes brains and alters their function—breakthroughs that will have a remarkable impact on our lives in large part because this understanding will confirm and teach us that the experiences we have and choose to have, unequivocally change our brains in ways that also change our futures. Dario will assay how a variety of Latin folk music and dance and avant garde experiences, and yes Hendrix, are synthesized to produce new directions and techniques in perhaps our era’s central instrument, the guitar.

8:00PM  DJANGO AT CORNELIA STREET, CHARLIE ROMAN
Koran Agan, host

Charlie Roman, guitar;  Rocky Chiu, guitar;  Ellie Goodman, violin;  Abe Pollack, bass

Cornelia Street Cafe, with it's Django at Cornelia Street series, celebrates the music of Django Reinhardt by featuring some of the finest gypsy jazz bands and other musicians influenced by the legendary gypsy guitarist.

Charlie Roman is a guitar player who is highly inspired by Django Reinhardt and the particular sound and musical charm surrounding his career in the 1930’s. Drawing from the language of that era, Charlie focuses his sound on Django and other players of the time such as Oscar Aleman, Baro and Matelo Ferret, and the later Tchan Tchou Vidal. Taking inspiration from all of these greats Charlie has come up with a sound that is distinctly old school.

  http://www.jazzingaro.com/

STREAMING LINK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PPHOvr9en5Q

DJANGO AT CORNELIA STREET, CHARLIE ROMAN image
9:30PM  DJANGO AT CORNELIA STREET, JOSH DUNN
Koran Agan, host

Josh Dunn, guitar;  Gabe Terracciano, violin;  Ian Hutchison, bass

Cornelia Street Cafe, with it's Django at Cornelia Street series, celebrates the music of Django Reinhardt by featuring some of the finest gypsy jazz bands and other musicians influenced by the legendary gypsy guitarist.

Joshua grew up in the far south of Tasmania, Australia. He was first introduced to the music of Django Reinhardt at the age of 15 and has since had the opportunity to study and perform with some of the leading exponents of gypsy jazz in both Australia and abroad. Since moving to New York in 2017 on a Fulbright Scholarship, Joshua is already establishing himself as a sought-after guitarist in the traditional jazz and gypsy jazz scene. He has developed a musical style focused on the first generation of jazz guitarists including Django, Charlie Christian and Eddie Lang, combining their music with an innovative and thoroughly individual approach to the instrument.

  http://www.joshdunn.com.au

DjANGO AT CORNELIA STREET, Josh Dunn image
Monday
Mar 05
6:00PM  MONOLOGUES & MADNESS
Tulis McCall, host

Monologues & Madness image

Original Monologues. No slamming, no judges, just great material, excellent actors and YOU. Come See These Amazing Daredevils Perform Without a Net!!!

8:30PM  DAVID AMRAM
David Amram, piano, french horn, flutes;  Rene Hart, bass;  Kevin Twigg, drums;  Elliot Peper, bongos

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.

David Amram image
Tuesday
Mar 06
6:00PM  FIVE LIVE: AN EVENING OF ENGAGING READINGS
Susan Kolodny, ;  Shane O'Hanlon, ;  Mark Solomon, ;  Anton Yakovlev, ;  Michael Collins,
Five Live: An Evening of Engaging Readings image

Join us for a night of readings featuring Susan Kolodny, Shane O'Hanlon, Mark Solomon, Anton Yakovlev, and Michael Collins -- an array of talents, forms and styles, not to be missed!

  notthatmichaelcollins.com

8:00PM  VOXECSTATIC: GABRIELLE STRAVELLI "DREAM AGO"
Deborah Latz, curator

Gabrielle Stravelli, voice;  Joshua Richman, piano;  Pat O'Leary, bass
Voxecstatic: Gabrielle Stravelli

For her VoxEcstatic Series debut, Gabrielle will share original compositions from her 2017 release "Dream Ago", which received 5 stars from Downbeat. She will also debut new original material alongside her signature fresh takes on standards, jazz and pop. She'll be joined by longtime collaborators Joshua Richman on piano and Pat O'Leary on bass.

“Listening to the jazz singer Gabrielle Stravelli is like imbibing a potent cocktail whose flavor changes as you drain the glass. In the first couple of sips, the predominant taste is the sparkling wine that has drifted to the top, for Ms. Stravelli’s bright, rippling voice exudes a natural effervescence. Before long, it darkens, and the heady liquor underneath kicks in... As she dipped and swooped, twirling notes and phrases with a confidence and playfulness that recalled Ella Fitzgerald in her prime, Ms. Stravelli began interpreting lyrics with a ferocity that her vocal pyrotechnics accentuated..." — Stephen Holden, the New York Times

“Just when the shore of song seems lost for all the fog, the voice of Gabrielle Stravelli cuts through like a lighthouse of emotional integrity." —Tyran Grillo, Downbeat
  www.gabriellestravelli.com

9:30PM  VOXECSTATIC: VANISHA GOULD GROUP
Deborah Latz, curator

Vanisha Gould, voice;  Ludovica Burtone, violin;  Leandro Pellegrino, guitar;  Dan Pappalardo, bass
VoxEcstatic: Vanisha Gould Group image

California native Vanisha Gould came to New York in 2015 and is quickly making a name for herself on the Jazz scene. With a voice rooted in Jazz and Blues, she has made it her mission to write and sing music that inspires.

  www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHTxZ_Ye5kk

Wednesday Mar 07
6:00PM  COLE DAVIS 3
Cancelled Due To Weather!!

Cole Davis, bass;  Julian Shore, piano;  Jongkuk Kim, drums
Cole Davis 3 image

Bassist Cole Davis, pianist Julian Shore and drummer Jongkuk Kim interpret songs from the jazz repertoire.

  www.cole-davis.com

8:00PM  CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER, JEREMY POWELL QUARTET
Jeremy Powell, tenor sax;  Nitzan Gavrieli, piano;  Ricky Rodriguez, bass;  Allan Mednard, drums
CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER, Jeremy Powell Quartet image

Saxophonist Jeremy Powell describes his music as "a fresh harmonic blend of Herbie Hancock and Robert Glasper with some modern gospel undertones, at times laid over a rhythmic bed of Flying Lotus-esque loops, but always with a relaxed and soulful 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." - Hot House

  http://jeremy-powell.com/

9:30PM  CANCELLED, TOBIAS MEINHART QUARTET
Tobias Meinhart, tenor sax;  Yago Vasquez, piano;  Harish Raghavan, bass;  Jesse Simpson, drums
CANCELLED, Tobias Meinhart Quartet image

Two years after releasing his highly acclaimed 2015 album, Natural Perception (ENJA Records), Tobias Meinhart returns with his ponderous and compelling sophomore release, Silent Dreamer.

This album is decidedly darker than his debut, both in tone and in subject matter, as Tobias makes use of a tonal palette more familiar to brooding alternative and popular music: lumbering straight 8th grooves, synthesizers, effects pedals, Rhodes and electric bass all coalesce underneath Tobias’s melodic modern jazz sensibility to form a single sound that is all at once engaging, grating and cathartic.

  www.tobiasmeinhart.com

Drum kit donated by
CANOPUS DRUMS, Japan

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