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ART ON THE WALLS

Thursday
Apr 05
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  MARTA SANCHEZ QUINTET
Alex Lore, alto sax;  Jerome Sabbagh, tenor sax;  Simon Wilson, 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.

  http://www.martasanchezmusic.com

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9:30PM  PERRY SMITH QUINTET, CD RELEASE: NEW ANGEL
Perry Smith, guitar;  Jason Rigby, tenor sax;  Jarrett Cherner, piano;  Matt Aronoff, bass;  Allan Mednard, drums
Perry Smith Quintet, CD Release: New Angel image

Guitarist Perry Smith combines the tradition of Jazz with broad influences from R&B, Rock and Folk to create his signature style. Originally from California, Smith is now based in Brooklyn where he leads his own group and is a sideman for jazz and contemporary artists. Smith is an active player in the greater New York jazz scene and hosts a weekly series in Brooklyn called The Nest Session. Supported by the Jazz Foundation of America and KeyedUp, Smith performs every Wednesday at the Nest Session with some of NYC's finest jazz musicians. Smith is gearing up to release his third album as a leader “New Angel.” The project features 10 original compositions for his quintet, expanding on the traditions of jazz with a fresh approach to modern composing and improvising.

  www.perrysmithmusic.com

Friday
Apr 06
6:00PM  ALBERT MARQUES TRIO
Albert Marques, piano;  Manel Fortià, double bass;  Ari Hoenig, drums
ALBERT MARQUES TRIO image

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.facebook.com/albertmarquestrio/

Saturday
Apr 07
6:00PM  THE MONTHLY: ECO-FICTION NOW: AN INSIDE LOOK AT A VITAL NEW GENRE
Peter Carlaftes, host

Johanna Drucker
The Monthly: ECO-FICTION NOW: An Inside Look at a Vital New Genre image

Three Rooms Press presents The Monthly at Cornelia Street Cafe....ECO-FICTION. NOW.

An Inside Look at a Vital New Genre, featuring discussion, reading, and signing by JOHANNA DRUCKER, UCLA Professor of Information Studies, Author, DOWNDRIFT: an eco-fiction

Hosted by Peter Carlaftes; co-director, Three Rooms Press

Three Rooms Press presents an intriguing and important discussion by internationally renowned thought leaders about the growth of the eco-fiction literary genre, which uses ecological topics and themes to develop genuinely creative work.

The discussion will include a reading from the forthcoming Three Rooms Press release Downdrift: an eco-fiction by UCLA Professor of Information Studies Johanna Drucker. Downdrift has received widespread critical acclaim, with Kirkus Reviews raving, “Wildly imaginative, laugh-out-loud funny, and ultimately heartbreaking . . . Drucker's beautifully subtle message isn't just for pet owners or environmentalists. It's for all of us.” Foreword Reviews exclaims, “Laughing or crying, Drucker skewers the current cultural moment in a novel extrapolation of epic proportions!”

Copies of DOWNDRIFT will be available for purchase and signing at the event.

  threeroomspress.com

8:35PM  ARI HOENIG TRIO
Nitai Hershkovits, piano;  Or Bareket, bass;  Ari Hoenig, drums

Possessed of an innate enquiring mind, Philadelphia-born drummer Ari Hoenig relentlessly explores the melodic possibilities of the drums. He has worked with a long and impressive list of musicians ranging from Joshua Redman to Mike Stern, Kenny Werner, and Richard Bona – they're all on Hoenig's CV. He released his latest album The Pauper And The Magician in 2016. The other members of the Ari Hoenig Trio are the highly talented Israeli musicians Nitai Hershkovits and Or Bareket. Pianist Hershkovits is equally at home in jazz as he is in classical music. His playing is elegant and tinged with melancholy. He has performed at major festivals like the Antibes Jazz Festival and Montreux. Bassist Bareket's career is one of the fastest moving on the New York jazz scene. His distinctive improvisation style reflects Mediterranean, South American and North African influences but is nonetheless always rooted in the traditions of American jazz.

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Sunday
Apr 08
6:00PM  TAMUZ NISSIM & GEORGE NAZOS
Tamuz Nissim, vocals, piano;  George Nazos, guitar
Tamuz Nissim & George Nazos  image

"Tamuz Nissim covers just about every imaginable jazz related style from straight melody to scat singing to vocalese and singing atmospheric tones. Put her together with guitarist George Nazos and you have a combination that works so amazingly well through each style that it is stunning." Dave Rogers WTJU

  www.tamuzmusic.com/ www.georgenazos.com/

8:00PM  ISRAELI JAZZ SPOTLIGHT: SIVAN ARBEL QUARTET
Or Bareket, host

Sivan Arbel, voice;  Nick Hetko, piano;  Sam Weber, bass;  Evan Hyde, drums
Israeli Jazz Spotlight: Sivan Arbel Quartet image

A musical experience from "Sivan Arbel", a native Israeli vocalist composer and arranger with a deep passion for music and dance, “Sivan’s” distinctive music draws on a mixture of fresh jazz, her Israeli/Mediterranean/Middle-Eastern musical roots, and lots of rhythmic grooves to match her onstage dance motions, always makes audiences move and smile in clubs and festivals all over the world.

  www.sivanarbel.com

9:30PM  ISRAELI JAZZ SPOTLIGHT: EDEN BAREKET TRIO
Eden Bareket, baritone sax;  Or Bareket, bass;  Felix Lecaros, drums
Israeli Jazz Spotlight: Eden bareket Trio image

Innovative Bari sax player Eden Bareket leads this unorthodox jazz trio. Drawing from diverse musical languages, from Sonny Rollins to Peter Gabriel, the trio creates a cohesive and unique style.

Although a relative newcomer to New York's scene, the Argentina- born Israeli baritone saxophonist Eden Bareket quickly gained notice and esteem as an in- demand Sideman. Indeed Bareket's collaborative projects show an eclectic streak, as is horn playing ranges from modern classic Eyal Vilner Big-Band, to the adventurous Ari Hoenig Nonet, to even the Ethiopian jazz inspired grooves of Anbessa Orchestra. As his star has continued to rise, Bareket has also woven these disparate musical strands together in his own leader project , a trio featuring bassist Or Bareket and drummer Felix Lecaros. This notably minimalist and unfussy instrumentation is utilized to the group's advantage as the trio unveils a set of sparsely funky, often dark-hued to grooves, all while stretching out their positions into very open territory.

  edenbareket.com

Monday
Apr 09
6:00PM  VOICES OF POETRY – BACK IN THE CITY
Neil Silberblatt, host

Keisha-Gaye Anderson Terence Degnan Candace Wiley Anton Yakovlev
Voices of Poetry – Back in the City image

Join us at this great venue in the heart of Greenwich Village – which has been (justly) called a literary landmark - for an evening of exceptional poetry featuring four acclaimed poets.

8:30PM  MARTIN HENNESSY AND RACHEL PETERS
Meredith Lustig, soprano;  Kyle Oliver, baritone;  Alden Terry, cello
MARTIN HENNESSY AND RACHEL PETERS image

Composer/lyricists Martin Hennessy and Rachel Peters recently had the good fortune to be programmed on the same concert. Over the course of a single day they started as strangers and parted as friends knowing each other’s entire life stories, and an electric collaboration was born. Tonight, they will premiere several new songs they wrote together and share some additional favorites from before they teamed up. Equal parts highbrow gravitas and lowbrow absurdity, their songs are sure to delight lovers of art song, opera, musical theatre, and cabaret equally.

Tuesday
Apr 10
6:00PM  NEW YORK STORY EXCHANGE
Jeff Rose, host

David Arroyo Josh Gardner Andrew McGill Anita Rendall
New York Story Exchange image

Hear Stories! Tell Stories!

The New York Story Exchange brings the best of New York storytelling to Cornelia Street Cafe every month with four featured storytellers, followed by a five minute open mic. Up to five audience members can get five minutes each onstage to share stories, poems, spoken word or music! Sign up is from 5:45–6:10pm.

This month’s host: Jeff Rose —with featured tellers David Arroyo, Josh Gardner, Andrew McGill, and Anita Rendall.

  www.facebook.com/NewYorkStoryExchange

8:01PM  BLONDE ET BRUNE
Naomi Petit, voice, dj;  Elizabeth Aklilu, voice, dj
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Coming together in an explosive debut, spinning Northern Soul, trap, Rap, pop, jazz, world beats. East Africa meets France as these two young songstresses explores their heritage through the lense of American music.

Wednesday Apr 11
6:00PM  INTERCULTURAL POETRY
Andrey Gritsman, Carmen Firan, hosts

Deyan Ranko Brashich Radu Polizu
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An evening of poetry & stories launching New Meridian Arts Publishing new titles.

Featuring authors Andrey Gritsman (Stranger at Home),Deyan Ranko Brashich (Dispatches), and Radu Polizu (Between Ceausescu and Fidel)

NEW MERIDIAN ARTS is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to artistic, cross-cultural, multi media exchange of ideas through the publication of books, magazines and the production of visual and performing arts. Today’s globalization comes with its own political and cultural challenges, and New Meridian offers solutions making multiculturalism a priority to better understand this new world and its diversity. The publishing house promots original works and translations of international writers of talent and scope.

  www.newmeridianarts.com/

8:00PM  JARRETT CHERNER TRIO
Jarrett Cherner, piano;  Dan Blake, saxophone;  Jorge Roeder, bass;  Richie Barshay, drums

Hailed as “an impressive soloist and an immaculate accompanist” (Richard Kamins) who is "particularly inventive" (Scott Yanow), Brooklyn-based pianist, composer and bandleader Jarrett Cherner has captivated listeners with his lyricism, technical facility and consistently evolving musical vision. Originally from San Francisco, where he garnered praise as “one of the most exciting young pianist-composers on the Bay Area scene” (Andrew Gilbert, San Jose Mercury News), Cherner debuted on his own BaldHill Music label in 2006 with the compelling trio release Burgeoning, which earned recognition from the ASCAP Young Jazz Composer Awards. As a driving force behind the collective jazz quintet Sketches (sketchesmusic.com), Cherner released two albums, both critically acclaimed: Sketches Volume One (BaldHill, 2013) and Volume Two (Brooklyn Jazz Underground, 2014). Cherner’s most recent trio release, Expanding Heart (BaldHill, October 2016), features bassist Jorge Roeder and drummer Jason Burger in a set that reflects personal growth, combining original material with covers of wildly disparate songs by Vincent Rose, Otis Redding and Ornette Coleman.

  http://www.jarrettcherner.com

Jarrett Cherner Trio image
9:30PM  REMY LE BOEUF QUARTET
Remy Le Boeuf, alto sax;  Shai Maestro, piano;  Rick Rosato, bass;  Peter Kronreif, drums;  Charles Altura, guitar
Remy Le Boeuf Quartet image

Saxophonist and composer, Remy Le Boeuf envisions his approach to composition and improvisation as stemming from the roots of language. Le Boeuf often employs literary elements to fuel his compositions as in is his recent collaboration with Le Boeuf Brothers + JACK Quartet entitled imaginist. He has received commissions and awards from Chamber Music America, the Jerome Foundation, the American Composers Forum, SFJAZZ, BMI, the ASCAP Foundation, New York Youth Symphony, the International Symposium of Jazz Arrangers and Composers, and the EtM Con Edison Composer Residencies. In addition to his work as a leader, Le Boeuf has performed with the Bob Mintzer Big Band, Donny McCaslin Saxophone Quartet, Linda Oh, Alexis Cuadrado, and Dayna Stephens. Originally from Santa Cruz, CA, Le Boeuf currently resides in Brooklyn, NY.

A “musically precocious” saxophonist and composer who embodies “the gleaming cosmopolitanism of our present era” - NEW YORK TIMES

  www.remyleboeuf.com

Thursday
Apr 12
6:00PM  YOM HASHOAH--HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE DAY
Robin Hirsch, memoir;  Janet R. Kirchheimer, poetry/film;  Richard Kroehling, film;  Liz Magnes, piano;  Jacqueline Margolis, the poetry of Gertrud Kolmar;  Raquel Solomon, guitar;  Cornelius Eady, guest poet
Yom HaShoah--Holocaust Remembrance Day image

A program of Poetry, Memoir, Music, and Film to commemorate the Holocaust, convened by Robin Hirsch and Janet R. Kirchheimer

Janet R. Kirchheimer is the author of How to Spot One of Us, (2007). She is currently producing AFTER, a cinematic documentary that explores poetry written about the Holocaust featuring the works of renowned, contemporary poets. Her poems and essays have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, as well as online publications. She is a Pushcart Prize nominee and received a Drisha Institute for Jewish Education Arts Fellowship. Janet teaches a variety of creative writing workshops and Jewish-themed classes and is a gold-star, licensed New York City sightseeing guide.

Robin Hirsch is a former Oxford, Fulbright and English-Speaking Union Scholar and the author of the acclaimed memoir, Last Dance at the Hotel Kempinksi, for portions of which he received two NYFA (New York Foundation for the Arts) Fellowships. It has been called "one of the best books ever written on the long arm of the Holocaust" (Jewish Book News), "a luminous evocation of a vanished European world, masterfully performed" (American Theatre Magazine), and "completely glorious" (The Village Voice). He is an award- winning scholar, writer and actor, but the titles he is proudest of are self-bestowed: Minister of Culture, Wine Czar, Dean of Faculty at the Cornelia Street Café, where he has presided over some 700 cultural events a year since 1977.


 Cover $10 inkadrink

8:00PM  JEFF MILES SEPTET
Will Vinson, saxophone;  Zach Lapidus, piano;  Steve Brickman, guitar, sax, voice;  Alessandra Gabrielle, voice;  Joe Martin, bass;  Jeff Miles, guitar, voice;  Rodrigo Recabarren, drums
Jeff Miles Septet image

Jeff Miles returns to Cornelia St. to present music from his genre-defying debut album "The Periphery of Knowing."

  www.novastrio.com

9:30PM  ANDRÉ MATOS TRIO
André Matos, guitar;  André Carvalho, bass;  Billy Mintz, drums
André Matos Trio image

Guitarist André Matos returns to Cornelia Street Café with his trio - feat. André Carvalho on bass and Billy Mintz on drums- playing music from Matos´ solo albums "Múquina" and "Nome De Guerra" as well as revisiting songs from previous works; occasionally covering such composers as Pixinguinha, Jobim, Mintz and Motian. The trio addresses the composed material maintaining a spontaneous improvisor´s perspective.

“It’s hard to think of a guitarist in any style, especially jazz, who makes more masterful use of space than Matos, his melodies minimalistic yet rich." Lucid Culture

  www.andrematosmusic.com

Drum kit donated by
CANOPUS DRUMS, Japan

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