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ART ON THE WALLS

Saturday
Apr 22
6:00PM  THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF COLUMBO
Leslie Goshko, piano, vocals
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It’s the 1970’s. The cocktail parties are glamorous, the brandy snifters abound, the clothes are colorfully polyester, and when foul play occurs, homicide detective Lieutenant Columbo is on the case. But behind every man’s untimely death remains a shattered housewife who wants answers.

Join Leslie Goshko (Huffington Post, Sideshow Goshko) as she presents this comedic musical-mystery show where day-drinking is glamorous and chain-smoking the norm. Play detective and receive clues from live musical performances, special guests, overly dramatic pauses, and more. And just when you think you have the case solved, there’s “one more thing”…there always is when you’re dealing with The Real Housewives of Columbo!

  www.facebook.com/ohmygoshko sideshowgoshko.blogspot.com/

9:00PM & 10:30PM  AUBREY JOHNSON GROUP
Aubrey Johnson, voice, comp.;  Tomoko Omura, violin;  Michael Sachs, bass clarinet, alto sax;  Chris Ziemba, piano;  Matt Aronoff, bass;  Jeremy Noller, drums
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Jazz vocalist Aubrey Johnson presents her intricately and finely crafted compositions and arrangements with her fantastic New York-based band of four years.

The Boston Globe calls her a “formidable vocalist” and “adept improviser” and Downbeat magazine describes her voice as "ethereal" and "hauntingly intimate”.

  www.aubreyjohnsonmusic.com

Sunday
Apr 23
6:00PM  THE JEN AND JIMMY SHOW
Vanessa Golembewski Amy Stiller Usama Siddiquee Craig Fox and Eagle Witt, headliner
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A night of laughs with Jen and Jimmy!

8:35PM  NEW BRAZILIAN PERSPECTIVES: HELIO ALVES QUARTET
Billy Newman, host

Helio Alves, piano;  Vic Juris, guitar;  Edward Perez, bass;  Edu Ribeiro, drums

A native of Sao Paulo, Brazil, pianist Helio Alves combines the rhythmic complexity of modern brazilian music with the edgy energy of contemporary jazz. A resident of NYC since the early '90s, Alves has received high praise as an in-demand sideman with the likes of Joe Henderson, Yo-Yo Ma, Paquito D'Rivera, Airto Moreira, Claudio Roditi, Rosa Passos and Sadao Watanabe, to name but a few.

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Monday
Apr 24
6:00PM  BENNINGTON WRITERS - POETRY
V. Hansmann and Oona Patrick, co-hosts

TJ Jarrett, featured reader;  Becca Lachman Sally Ashton Christopher Salerno
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Please join tonight’s featured reader, TJ Jarrett, along with poets, Becca Lachman, Sally Ashton, and Christopher Salerno.

TJ Jarrett is a writer and software developer from Nashville, Tennessee. Her recent work has been published in Poetry Magazine, Boston Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, Third Coast, VQR, West Branch and others. Her work has been anthologized in Language Lessons from Third Man Books and Best American Non-Required Reading 2015. Jarrett’s debut collection, Ain’t No Grave, was published with New Issues Press (2013) and her second, Zion, winner of the 2013 Crab Orchard Open Competition, was published by Southern Illinois University Press in the fall of 2014.

  vleecker.com

8:30PM  UNREQUITED
Amanda Ferguson, vocals;  Joshua Richman, piano;  Dylan Shamat, bass;  Will Terrill, drums
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Join Chanteuse Amanda Ferguson, along with musicians Joshua Richman on piano, Dylan Shamat on bass, and Will Terrill on drums, as she explores themes of love, loss, and resilience in “Unrequited”, featuring a range of classic standards and contemporary favorites.

Tuesday
Apr 25
6:00PM  VAUDEVILLAGE
Tym Moss, host

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Come and join us for a night of fun, laughs and drinks!! Vaudevillage is a variety show that brings you theatre, comedy and music all in one night!!

The event is hosted by the charismatic and funny Tym Moss and directed By Gus Ferrari

And the line up of the evening consist of three 10 minute comedic plays that will keep you laughing the whole night:

April Fools, by Steven Korbar

Love on a Sewer Pipe, by Suzanne Bailie

Service, by Irene L, Pynn

We have a very funny & talented cast --and our musical guest for the month of April is the fabulous, Marnie Klar.

Join us for laughs, drinks....and to be merry!!! At Cornelia Street Cafe!!

8:30PM  CHRISTINE LAVIN, JULIE GOLD, DANIEL CAINER
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Legendary folk singer and broadcaster Christine Lavin, Grammy Award-winning writer of ‘From a Distance’, Julie Gold and Edinburgh Fringe Award-winning musical storyteller from the UK, Daniel Cainer, combine forces for what promises to be a fabulously entertaining and memorable triple-bill.

Christine is constantly touring the country with her unique blend of folk and observational comedy. Cainer is a Cornelia Street favorite and has recently enjoyed three limited off-Broadway runs for his one-man musical shows Jewish Chronicles and Gefilte Fish & Chips. Julie’s songs have been covered by nearly every major recording artist in the Universe and possibly beyond.

'Since emerging from the NYC singer/songwriter scene in the late 1980s, (along with Suzanne Vega, Shawn Colvin, John Gorka, etc), Lavin quickly established herself as an entertaining tour de force. Quick on her feet, witty, insightful, engaging, she remains one of the most popular and respected performers in the genre.'

'Julie Gold simply exudes warmth, humility, honest, genuine sincerity, charm and a great sense of humor…She is truly blessed – not just with talent and intelligence, but an infectious personality and inner strength'. - Cherry Hill Times

'An extraordinary performer. At times heartbreakingly poignant, at other times laugh-out-loud funny. Utterly charming, thoroughly recommended' Edinburgh Festivals Magazine ‘Honest,edgy, touching and unpredictable. He will leave you tapping your toes and longing for more” - Jewish Week, New York

Wednesday Apr 26
6:00PM  SOUL SISTER REVUE
Cynthia Manick, curator; Ed Toney, host

LeRonn P. Brooks Janel Cloyd Yadira De La Riva Noel Quiñones Purvi Shah
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For a night of tales and poetry, join Soul Sister Revue for its 4-year anniversary at Cornelia Street Café where we ask "what does soul mean to you?" Soul Sister Revue highlights those established and emerging poets who write in the narrative tradition of storytelling.

  soulsisterrevue.com/ www.facebook.com/events/1852069581730108/

8:00PM  MAREIKE WIENING QUINTET
Mareike Wiening Rich Perry Alex Goodman, guitar;  Glenn Zaleski, piano;  Johannes Felscher, bass

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.

  http://www.mareikewiening.com

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9:30PM  TOBIAS MEINHART QUINTET, NATURAL PERCEPTION
Tobias Meinhart, tenor sax, ewi;  Charles Altura, guitar;  Yago Vazquez, piano;  Orlando LeFleming, bass;  Jesse Simpson, drums
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Natural Perception is Tobias Meinhart’s debut album for ENJA Records. After spending five years living and playing in New York City, the saxophonist has compiled a series of original compositions that he feels represent his personal exploration of the spiritual power of music. The concept of the album was heavily inspired by Alejandro Jodorowski’s book, The Spiritual Journey, and especially the mental and emotional state that Jodorowski describes as “Empty mind, full heart.” To make a performance of such proportions possible, Tobias put together a band with whom he feels completely free, and thus capable of reaching a level of playing that is transcendent.

"One of Germany's biggest talents on the saxophone." Jazzthing

  www.tobiasmeinhart.com

Thursday
Apr 27
6:00PM  RHONDA HANSOME AND DAVID CANTOR: AT THE CORNER OF COMEDY AND SONG
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Comedian Rhonda Hansome and songwriter David Cantor join forces for the first time to showcase their talents in a unique and delightful double-bill.

  www.RhondaHansome.com www.davidcantormusic.com

8:01PM  TOM CHANG QUARTET
Tom Chang, guitar, comp.;  Quinsin Nachoff, tenor sax;  Matt Aronoff, bass;  Kenny Grohowski, drums
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Contemporary jazz guitarist, Tom Chang leads a quintet featuring some of the finest improvisers in the New York jazz scene. The music will encompass modern jazz to contemporary classical all with a heavy emphasis on groove and melody.

"What separates these tracks from other rock-leaning cuts made by jazz musicians today? It feels authentic. And then the brief funk tune "Scatterbrain" emerges about halfway though the album, there's chicken-scratch guitar and a simple yet heavy beat that screams The Meters. But later, things get eerie, as is someone was mixing funk with a New York jazz edge. That someone was Chang." --Brad Faberman (Downbeat Mag.)   www.tomchangmusic.com

Friday
Apr 28
6:00PM  THE CRIMSON RAGDOLLS
Zoe Christianson, clarinet, accordion;  Ali Dineen, piano, accordion, washboard;  Megg Farrell, tenor banjo, ukulele;  Joanna Sternberg, upright bass
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The Crimson Ragdolls are a non-male jazz quartet performing a selection of favorites from the 1920s era, contemporary tunes, and some old songs with new lyrics. Four part harmonies and ragtime make for a good time! Featuring Zoe Christianson (clarinet, accordion), Ali Dineen (piano, accordion, washboard), Megg Farrell (tenor banjo, ukulele) and Joanna Sternberg (upright bass).

9:00PM & 10:30PM  TOMAS FUJIWARA & THE HOOK UP
Tomas Fujiwara, drums, comp.;  Adam Hopkins, bass;  Mary Halvorson, guitar;  Brian Settles, tenor sax;  Jonathan Finlayson, trumpet
Tomas Fujiwara & The Hook Up image MELANIE MINICHINO

In describing Tomas Fujiwara & The Hook Up, Jim Macnie of The Village Voice says, “The drummer has named his band appropriately. Ensembles can go anywhere if the intra-group chemistry is cooking…Fujiwara sounds like he's got his mates on speed dial.” The band’s first record (Actionspeak, 482 Music) was named one of the best debuts of 2010 by the New York City Jazz Record and received a four-star review in Downbeat. The group’s second album (The Air is Different, 482 Music) "continues upon a course, teeming with unanticipated shifts in strategy, but not executed in shock-therapy mode. With a superfine support system of revered improvisers, Fujiwara reaps the benefits of a distinctly fresh musical climate. With off-kilter patterns, cunning geometric architectures and sudden paradigm shifts, the band merges a search and conquer tactical component with an acutely balanced mix of structure and free-form dialogues." (Glenn Astarita, Jazz Review). It was included on several Best-of-2012 lists including All About Jazz Italia and Something Else. "The Air Is Different is wildly creative music that never veers into inaccessibility. If you're wondering where jazz might be headed in the new millennium, it's a good place to start." (Robert Bush, All About Jazz). The band's third album (After All Is Said, 482 Music), "layered and cohesive, rhythmically diverse, with a lean but muscular sound that defines Fujiwara's distinctive approach to melody and harmony," (Terrell Holmes, New York City Jazz Record) was released in April, 2015; "One of the most accessible, challenging and inventive recordings of recent vintage." (Troy Collins, All About Jazz)

"Tomas Fujiwara works with rhythm as a pliable substance, solid but ever shifting...His style is forward-driving but rarely blunt or aggressive, and never random. He has a way of spreading out the center of a pulse while setting up a rigorous scaffolding of restraint... a conception of the drum set as a full-canvas instrument, almost orchestral in its scope." -- Nate Chinen, New York Times

  WWW.TOMASFUJIWARA.COM

Saturday
Apr 29
6:00PM  ALBERT MARQUES TRIO FEAT. ARI HOENIG
Albert Marques, piano;  Marcos Varela, double bass;  Ari Hoenig, drums
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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.youtube.com/user/marquesjazz1

9:00PM & 10:30PM  SEBASTIAN NOELLE QUINTET
Sebastian Noelle, guitar;  Chris Cheek, tenor sax;  Dave Ambrosio, bass;  Jeff Hirshfield, drums
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Guitarist-composer Sebastian Noelle has spent much of his life traveling the elusive path between two worlds. In life, he travels back and forth between his native Germany and his adopted home of New York City; in his art, he navigates the more fluid boundaries between the abstract and the emotional. Throughout that nomadic existence, music has provided a constant source of shelter, an idea that unifies the wide-ranging music on Noelle’s third CD.

On Shelter, Noelle leads a stellar quintet that brings together some of the most forward-thinking and limitless musicians in modern jazz: saxophonist Marc Mommaas (Amina Figarova, Armen Donelian), pianist Matt Mitchell (Dave Douglas, Tim Berne), bassist Matt Clohesy (Seamus Blake, Darcy James Argue, Donny McCaslin), and drummer Dan Weiss (Rudresh Mahanthappa, Dave Binney).

“A guitarist probably best known for his integral role in Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society, Mr. Noelle has a rewarding new album, “Shelter,” that showcases his embrace of both lyrical intricacies and rockish swagger” - Nate Chinen (New York Times)

  www.sebastiannoelle.com

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