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Photographs by JAMES KWITNY

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Wednesday Mar 01
6:00PM  THE CHARLES AND ANDREW POETRY SHOW
Charles Borkhuis Andrew Levy
THE CHARLES AND ANDREW POETRY SHOW image

Charles Borkhuis and Andrew Levy will read from their new books from BlazeVOX books and Chax Press respectively and sign books for sale after the reading.

8:00PM  MAREIKE WIENING QUINTET
Mareike Wiening, drums;  Rich Perry, tenor sax;  Florian Weber, piano;  Alex Goodman, guitar;  Johannes Felscher, bass
Mareike Wiening Quintet image

Brooklyn-based German drummer Mareike Wiening released her first album „Crosswalk" as a bandleader in 2014. Since then she has been successfully playing her music in Europe and the US. Wiening’s Quintet returns to Cornelia Street Café with an outstanding group of international musicians, including Rich Perry on tenor saxophone, Florian Weber on Piano, Alex Goodman on Guitar and Johannes Felscher on Bass.

“Thoroughly modern, progressive jazz, Mareike Wiening’s music has many layers that unfold with each repeated hearing. The band as a unit is superb, with each soloist's voice clearly speaking, obviously inspired by the compositions, the arrangements and how the other players sound behind them.” (- All About Jazz 2014)   www.mareikewiening.com

9:30PM  YUHAN SU QUINTET
Yuhan Su, vibraphone;  Matt Holman, trumpet;  Alex LoRe, alto sax;  Petros Klampanis, bass;  Nathan Ellman-Bell, drums
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A native of Taiwan, New York based-vibraphonist Yuhan Su’s second album A Room Of One's Own is an intensely impressionistic work that captivates with its creative energy. The album has listed on the Best of 2016 on Downbeat magazine and also received the Best Jazz Album of the Year and Best Instrumentalist Award from 2016 Golden Indie Award in Taiwan. The Yuhan Su Quintet returns to Cornelia with new music featuring Yuhan Su on vibraphone/compositions, Matt Holman on Trumpet/Flugelhorn, Alex LoRe on Saxophone, Petros Klampanis on Bass, and Nathan Ellman-Bell on Drums.

‘Like the best fiction, it’s entirely enveloping’ - Downbeat (December, 2016)

Thursday
Mar 02
6:00PM  ARTISTS SALON
Robin, Josh, Deborah, 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  ROB GARCIA QUARTET
Noah Preminger, tenor sax;  Gary Versace, piano;  John Hébert, bass;  Rob Garcia, drums

The Rob Garcia 4 is a working group that has been, "among the vanguard of modern jazz" (The NYC Jazz Record) since 2009. Garcia has led them through performances at major venues and festivals around the world, such as Smalls Jazz Club, The Kitano, The Cornelia Street Cafe, Firehouse 12, Brooklyn Jazz Wide Open, The Rex (Toronto), Jamboree (Barcelona), The Toronto Jazz Festival, The Kingston Jazz Festival (Canada) and the Ottawa International Jazz Festival. The group has released four critically acclaimed albums on Brooklyn Jazz Underground Records. The latest, Finding Love In An Oligarchy On A Dying Planet, features Noah Preminger, Gary Versace, Masa Kamaguchi and special guests, jazz legend Joe Lovano, vocalist Kate McGarry, and actor, musician and activist Brendan Burke.

“Thoughtful original music delivered with rare conviction.” - Jazz Times

  http://www.robgarciamusic.com

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Friday
Mar 03
6:00PM  THE MONTHLY
Kat Georges, Peter Carlaftes, hosts

Bibbe Hansen Beth Lisick Anne Waldman Devin Brahja Waldman, sax
The Monthly image

Three Rooms Press Presents THE MONTHLY AT CORNELIA STREET CAFE:

RAD/CHIX A Night with 3 Creative Superstars Bringing Women’s History Month to Life

Warhol superstar/performance artist Bibbe Hansen, NY Times Bestselling author and actor Beth Lisick, and internationally acclaimed poet Anne Waldman join forces for a night of brilliant readings, storytelling, and performance as Three Rooms Press presents RAD/CHIX, the latest installment of The Monthly at Cornelia Street Cafe, Friday, March 3, 6 pm.

  threeroomspress.com

9:00PM & 10:30PM  JEFF DAVIS AUTHORITIES BAND
Jeff Davis, drums, comp.;  Jon Irabagon, tenor sax;  Russ Johnson, trumpet;  Drew Gress, bass;  Jonathan Goldberger, guitar
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Drummer/composer Jeff Davis brings his powerful ensemble back to Cornelia Street with a grip of new music. Featuring improvising greats Russ Johnson, Jon Irabagon, Jon Goldberger, and Drew Gress, Davis leads his band with a hypnotic ease, creating moods that are at times peaceful and other times explosive. Davis is known as the “propulsive force” behind a host New York mainstays, and on his most recent LIVE record, Dragon Father, Jeff Davis showcases his command of a deeply focused and distinctly improvisational style. Davis's band dances just at the edge of chaos, creating a performance that is not to be missed.

“Mr. Davis, a drummer and composer of sure footing but adventurous inclination.” - Nate Chinen (New York Times

  www.jeffdavisdrums.com

Saturday
Mar 04
6:00PM  THE LIAR SHOW
Andy Christie, host

Jim O'Grady Marie Faustin Cyndi Freeman Danusia Travino
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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 Jim O'Grady (NPR's This American Life), Marie Faustin (The Today Show's “Best New Comedian”), Cyndi Freeman (Hotsy Totsy Burlesque), and Danusia Travino (The Moth Radio Hour)

Hosted by Andy Christie (The New York Times; 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

9:00PM & 10:30PM  PETROS KLAMPANIS SEPTET
Petros Klampanis, bass;  Julian Shore, piano;  Maria Manousaki, violin;  Gokce Erem, violin;  Carrie Frey, viola;  Caleigh Drane, cello;  John Hadfield, percussion

Petros Klampanis returns to Cornelia Street Cafe with his group, for a concert featuring new original compositions, as well as imaginative arrangements of either Mediterranean "standards" or well known songs.

"Petros Klampanis is a musician who has always spoken from the heart." --DownBeat Magazine

  http://www.petrosklampanis.com

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Sunday
Mar 05
6:00PM  ENTERTAINING SCIENCE: EVIDENCE THAT MUSIC HEALS, AND NOT JUST THE SOUL
Roald Hoffman, Dave Soldier, hosts

Joanne Loewy, director, Louis Armstrong Center;  Julie Gold, singer, songwriter
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Joanne Loewy is a researcher, clinician and the Director of the Louis Armstrong Center for Music & Medicine at Mount Sinai Beth Israel. She will be joined by Grammy-award singer-songwriter Julie Gold in tonight’s program.

Music has been a force, at the intersection of science, nature, ritual, and art, since the beginning of recorded time. Music has historically served as an overture for war (and football games) but also has enriched more positive social events -- of peace, in prayers, and for celebrations. And research on music's influence in medicine has moved forward, as investigators reveal the potent impact of music's capacity to influence the heart beat, and respiratory rate. The significance of the lullaby as a primary nurturance mechanism in neonates facing critical care will be shared by Joanne Loewy. She will show the impact of live rhythm and lullaby on infant vitality and parents' stress level. Julie Gold will reveal the impact of song on society, as she shares her "From a Distance" -which was released during the Iraq war, and her medical 'de-stress' tune reflecting her experience of 'The Waiting Room'

8:35PM  DJANGO AT CORNELIA STREET, DAN LEVINSON
Koran Agan, host

Dan Levinson, clarinet;  Koran Agan, guitar;  Josh Kaye, guitar;  Eduardo Belo, 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. Featured this month will be New York's own Dan Levinson. Joined by the host Koran Agan, Dan Levinson will perform repertoire of Django Reinhardt's compositions as well as some some standards favored by Django.

Equally at home as both leader and sideman, Dan Levinson’s roster of musical associates includes such names as Mel Tormé, Wynton Marsalis and Dick Hyman. Originally from Los Angeles, Dan has been based in New York since 1983, although his busy schedule often takes him across the continent and around the world. He has performed in Brazil with filmmaker Woody Allen’s band, as well as in Japan, Iceland, Latvia, and eighteen European countries.

  http://www.danlevinson.com

DJANGO AT CORNELIA STREET, Dan Levinson image
Monday
Mar 06
6:00PM  MONOLOGUES & MADNESS
Tulis McCall, host

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

8:30PM  AMRAM & CO
David Amram, piano, french horn, flutes, composition & surprises;  Kevin Twigg, drums, glockenspiel;  Rene Hart, bass;  Elliot Peper, bongos
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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.

  www.davidamram.com

Tuesday
Mar 07
6:00PM  SEEING THE MOONLIGHT WHEN THE WIND BLOWS TERRIBLY
Elizabeth J. Coleman Kryssa Schemmerling Alan Walowitz
Seeing the Moonlight When the Wind Blows Terribly image
In 1000 CE, the poet Izumi Shikibu wrote,

Although the wind

blows terribly here,

the moonlight also leaks

between the roof planks

of this ruined house.

We are living in a dark and treacherous time, overwhelmed by words as propaganda, words as a glut of information and disinformation. But every poem, as Robert Frost said, is a momentary stay against confusion. Join Elizabeth J. Coleman, Kryssa Schemmerling and Alan Walowitz for an evening of poetry that celebrates the clarity and light that words used well can provide in the midst of chaos. The three of us will read new work as well as poems from our collections The Fifth Generation and Proof; Iris In, and Exactly Like Love.

8:00PM  VOXECSTATIC: MARY FOSTER CONKLIN
Deborah Latz, curator

Mary Foster Conklin, voice;  Deanna Witkowski, piano;  Ed Howard, bass
voxecstatic: Mary Foster Conklin image

Vocalist and radio host Mary Foster Conklin celebrates Women’s History Month with a new project: “A Broad Spectrum – Chapter 2: Women, Jazz & Blues,” honoring women lyricists and composers of jazz standards and classic blues. Included in the evening will be songs by Lil Green, Alberta Hunter, Sippie Wallace, Peggy Lee, Annie Ross, Nancy Hamilton and many others. Come for the music, stay for the stories.

Mary, a tireless ‘song hound,’ has done many shows highlighting women writers both past and present and this is her latest take on the subject. Her recent recording, PHOTOGRAPHS was released in 2016 to critical acclaim and worldwide airplay. She hosts a weekly radio show called “A Broad Spectrum – the Ladies of Jazz” on WFDU HD2.

“Scratch her witty tough-girl-from Jersey patter and you’ll find a sensitive artist (but not frail) with a wide-ranging boldly colored voice and an open ear for off-beat material.” The Washington Post

"A lush, sultry and charmingly swinging set that further establishes her rep as a "song hound" extraordinaire... Conklin's eclectic and soulful musical photographs showcase her extraordinary depth." Music Connections
  http://www.maryfosterconklin.com

9:30PM  VOXECSTATIC: PAUL JOST QUARTET
Deborah Latz, curator

Paul Jost, voice;  Jim Ridl, piano;  Dean Johnson, bass
voxecstatic: Paul Jost Quartet image

Paul Jost is an eclectic artist. A vocalist, drummer, arranger and composer who performs frequently in New York, Philadelphia and New Jersey along with recent tours in South Korea, Ireland and Germany. In New York, he can be seen on the last Wednesday of the month at 55 Bar and he performs frequently at SMOKE and other venues. His solo CD Breaking Through (Dot Time Records) continues to receive raves worldwide. One of his originals, “Book Faded Brown”, is a song he is honored to have had recorded by The Band, Rick Danko and Carl Perkins. Paul can be heard on SiriusXM Radio along with The Jost Project, Can’t Find My Way Home (Dot Time Records) that features Tony Miceli, Kevin MacConnell, Doug Hirlinger performing classic rock in a jazz format.
  www.pauljostmusic.com
Wednesday Mar 08
6:00PM  NYCELLO - CRAIG HULTGREN SOLO CELLO
NYCello - Craig Hultgren solo cello image

NYCello - Craig Hultgren solo cello As part of the 6th Annual CompCord Festival ‘New York / New Music’

On March 8th, Composers Concordance will present ‘NYCello’ as part of the 6th Annual CompCord Festival: ‘New York/New Music.’ The program will feature cellist Craig Hultgren, a longtime advocate of new and daring music, who will perform compositions created specifically for him. Mr. Hultgren, who was a member of the Alabama Symphony for 30 years, is a recipient of two Artist Fellowships from the Alabama State Council on the Arts, a founding member of the new music ensemble Luna Nova, and a founding member and former President of the Birmingham Art Music Alliance. He will perform new and recent compositions by Dan Cooper, Joe Deninzon, Craig Hultgren, Chuck Mason, David Morneau, Gene Pritsker, Ann Warren, Mark Zanter.

  www.composersconcordance.com/ www.facebook.com/ComposersConcordance

8:01PM  JON DE LUCIA QUARTET, CD RELEASE: AS THE RIVER SINGS
Jon De Lucia, saxophones, clarinet;  Greg Ruggiero, guitar;  Sean Smith, bass;  Billy Mintz, drums

Jon De Lucia is celebrating the release of his third CD as a leader, As The River Sings, on Fresh Sound New Talent. The focus is melody, some as simple as nursery rhymes, others extensive intervallic excursions. From the opening chant-like drone, to the Irish folk-inspired St. Brendan’s Isle, this music is a culmination of De Lucia’s interests in a broad variety of musical traditions and a statement of the great sensitivity of the musicians in the quartet. For this concert De Lucia will be joined by Greg Ruggiero on guitar, Sean Smith on bass and Billy Mintz on the drums.

“The alto saxophonist creates music that moves deliberately, with melodies that are as rich as they are gentle... This music shines with intelligence and spirit.” - Richard Kamins, Step Tempest

  http://www.jondelucia.com

Jon De Lucia Quartet, CD Release: As The River Sings image
Drum kit donated by
CANOPUS DRUMS, Japan

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