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ART ON THE WALLS

Paintings by Cecelia Marcus

All art is for sale. Please inquire

Thursday
Apr 06
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  BRYAN AND THE AARDVARKS
Fabian Almazan, keyboard;  Charles Altura, guitar;  Chris Dingman, vibraphone;  Bryan Copeland, bass;  Joe Nero, drums

The imaginatively lyrical, eccentrically inventive Bryan and the Aardvarks reprise music from their long- awaited second release Sounds From the Deep Field, due out April 28 via Biophilia Records, which was written in a sudden burst of inspiration. The result is an album that is in equal parts an epic-scale modern jazz adventure, stargazing sonic dreamscape, and soundtrack for a non-existent science fiction film.

"This is a band with dynamic flux in its DNA, and brisk technique in its bloodstream. But its overriding purpose is consonance. “Pastoral shred,” my fellow critic Hank Shteamer put it on Twitter, and that sounds about right." - Nate Chinen, New York Times

  http://bryanandtheaardvarks.com

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Friday
Apr 07
6:00PM  4 HORSEMEN OPEN MIC POETRY
Bob Quatrone, host

Hillary Keel Gordon Gilbert Ronna Lebo, Ronnie Norpel Demetrius Daniel, Boni Joi Mindy Matijasevic Linda Lerner, Bob Heman Evie Ivy, Tobi Joi David Elsasser Ron Kolm
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4 HORSEMEN IS AN EXPERIMENTAL READING SERIES IN ITS TENTH (or is it eleventh?) YEAR

9:00PM & 10:30PM  MATT BREWER TRIO
Matt Brewer, bass;  Mark Shim, tenor sax;  Damion Reid, drums

  http://www.mattbrewerbass.com

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Saturday
Apr 08
6:00PM  GREEK AMERICAN WRITERS ASSOCIATION
Penelope Karageorge, host

Lili Bita Robert Zaller Nektarious Antoniou
Greek American Writers Association image

Brrrrrr! Baby, it's cold outside! Warm up with the Greek-American Writers Assn. on Saturday April 8 at the Cornelia Street Cafe with a program that's guaranteed hot. Among the highlights --

--Actress/poet/author Lili Bita will present a scene from her one-woman show, Euripides' Medea.

--Poet Robert Zaller will read from his Greek-inspired Islands.

-- Nektarious Antoniou, a graduate of Yale's Institute of Sacred Music and founder of the renowned group Schola Cantorum, will perform a program of Greek poetry set to music.

9:00PM & 10:30PM  YOTAM SILBERSTEIN & LA FAMILIA
Or Bareket, host

Yotam Silberstein, guitar;  Vitor Gonćalves, piano;  Rick Rosato, bass;  Daniel Dor , drums

After a successful world tour the Yotam Silberstein Quartet is back at Cornelia Street Cafe with some new and old music.

  http://yotammusic.com/

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Sunday
Apr 09
6:00PM  MITCHELL PRODUCTIONS INC PRESENTS: THE SPRING SOIREE
Julia Campanelli, host

Tina Mitchell Helen Yee Matthew Fries And friends...
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The Spring Soiree is a special event benefit that brings together the unique talents of three seasoned New York performers in a festive night of entertainment. Theatre maker Tina Mitchell, violinist Helen Yee and Jazz pianist Matthew Fries present a night of music and cabaret to raise funds for the US premiere of Miss Julia at La MaMa in June.

Tina Mitchell will perform a number of comedic scenes that present a variety of eclectic and hilarious characters who find themselves in strange predicaments. Joining her onstage will be Carla Kissane, Selene Beretta, William Apps and Terence MacSweeny among others.

Helen Yee performs original compositions by live-looping the violin with electronic effects, building evocative layers of sound in real time. Each performance relies on the unique qualities of the moment as no pre-recorded samples are used.

Matthew Fries performs solo piano works including selections from his recent album “Parallel States,” a collection of original compositions created in a collaborative project with his sister, a visual artist.

Hosted by Julia Campanelli, the Spring Soiree benefit promises to be a fun night of festivities.

Tickets on sale at http://springsoireemissjulia.brownpapertickets.com/

  springsoireemissjulia.brownpapertickets.com/

8:30PM  DANCE OF FURY
Jason Yeager, piano;  Anna Webber, saxophone;  Nick Dunston, bass;  Samuel B, drums
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Dance of Fury (aka Dunston/Yeager/Ber) is a trio of improvising musicians who met at the Banff Centre in the summer of 2016. Bringing together elements from 20th and 21st-century classical music, the fault line between tonality and atonality, Spanish and Latin Ameircan rhythms, music by Olivier Messiaen, the blues, and more, the ensemble injects youthful vigor into collective improvisations and sonic storytelling. They will be joined by special guest saxophonist Anna Webber.

10:00PM  GABRIEL VICÉNS SEXTET
Gabriel Vicéns, guitar;  Román Filiú, alto sax;  Luis Perdomo, piano;  Ricky Rodriguez, bass;  Henry Cole, drums;  Reynaldo de Jesús, barrill
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Puertorrican born jazz guitarist Gabriel Vicéns brings to Cornelia Street Cafe a set of original music influenced by traditional afro-puertorican styes such as bomba and plena. Gabriel will share the stage with some of the best musicians in the New York scene feauturing: Román Filiú (alto saxophone), Luis Perdomo (piano), Ricky Rodriguez (bass), Henry Cole (drums) and Reynaldo de Jesús (barril).

"A rising jazz guitarist... Vicéns has provided a splendid recording that conveys a clear representation of his culture and individuality" --Mark F. Turner, All About Jazz

  www.gabrielvicens.com

Monday
Apr 10
6:00PM  DORIAN DEVINS QUARTET: SPRING JAZZ
Dorian Devins, vocals;  Jamie Baum, flute;  Lou Rainone, piano;  Tom Hubbard, bass
Dorian Devins Quartet: Spring Jazz image

The Dorian Devins Quartet performs new & spring-related songs. Along with vocals, accompanists will feature Jamie Baum on flute.

  www.doriandevins.com

8:30PM  FILIP POGADY & MATTHEW GRAYBIL
Filip Pogady, violin;  Matthew Graybil, piano
Filip Pogady & Matthew Graybil image

Filip Pogady and Matthew Graybil join forces for an evening with Tchaikovsky, Chopin, Saint-Saens and many others.

  www.pogady.com

Tuesday
Apr 11
6:00PM  NEW YORK STORY EXCHANGE
Jeff Rose, host

John Asante Sohailla Mahjour Athalie Paynting Nadia Pinder
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Hear stories, tell stories!

Four featured tellers, followed by an open story exchange: Up to five audience members will each get five minutes of stage time for stories, poems, spoken word, or music. Sign up: 5:45–6:10pm.

This month’s host: Jeff Rose—with featured tellers John Asante, Sohailla Mahjour, Athalie Paynting, and Nadia Pinder

  www.facebook.com/NewYorkStoryExchange

8:01PM  STEVE SANDBERG & ALAYA
Steve Sandberg, piano;  Mark Feldman, violin;  Michael O'Brien, bass;  Jeff Hirshfield, drums
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Steve Sandberg & Alaya: “Music from a country I’ve never been to but always wanted to visit.” Concerts begin with performances from the solo classical piano repertoire and continue with the quartet’s soaring improvisations on originals that draw from European, African, Latin, Balkan and Indian traditions. The group made its debut in June, 2016, with a sold-out show at the DiMenna Center in NYC, and will record its first CD this March.

"A great combination of different genres ... received a well-deserved standing ovation." (Asaf Blasberg newsletter)

  stevesandbergmusic.com

Wednesday Apr 12
6:00PM  INTERCULTURAL POETRY
Andrey Gritsman, host

Stephanie Dickinson Deyan Ranko Brashich Carmen Firan
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Tonight...Launch of New Meridian Arts Publishing - new books and readings - featuring authors Stephanie Dickinson (Flashlight Girls Run), Deyan Ranko Brashich (Dispatches, with illustrations by Daniela Kamiliotis) with Poetry reading by Carmen Firan

New Meridian Arts promotes original works and translations of international writers of talent and scope.

New Meridian Arts is a non-profit small press dedicated to the artistic exchange between cultures through a wide variety of activities

  www.newmeridianarts.com/

8:01PM  BRANDON SEABROOK TRIO
Brandon Seabrook, guitar;  Daniel Levin, cello;  Henry Fraser, bass
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Voted Best Guitarist NYC by the Village Voice 2012, Brandon Seabrook brings a brand new trio to Cornelia St. Cafe featuring Henry Fraser on bass and Daniel Levin on Cello. A seemingly chaotic avalanche of improvisation on strings, abruptly tamed by intricate composition.

"Whether it’s wreaking prog-metal mayhem in Seabrook Power Plant and art-punk noisemongering in Sweet Banditry or playing sideman in improvisational avant-gardist ensemble Black Host and honky tonkin' jazzsters MOPDTK, Seabrook has run the proverbial gamut" -Spin

  http://www.brandonseabrook.com

Thursday
Apr 13
8:35PM  ANAT FORT TRIO
Anat Fort, piano;  Chris Cheek, tenor sax;  Gary Wang, bass;  Francisco Mela, drums
Anat Fort Trio image Yossi Zwecker

Anat Fort returns to her favorite NY spot with an exciting new band including her long-time collaborator Gary Wang on bass, Chris Cheek on saxophone and Francisco Mela on drums. They will be playing music from Anat’s latest ECM release, “Birdwatching” (named one of the best jazz CD’s in 2016 by the NY Observer), as well as some brand new compositions.

  www.anatfort.com

Drum kit donated by
CANOPUS DRUMS, Japan

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Many spoken words events are free
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