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Photographs by Linda Zecchino

All art is for sale. Please inquire

Thursday
Apr 07
6:00PM  ARTISTS’ SALON

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. All are welcome.
8:30PM  ALL ABOUTJAZZ-NEW YORK PRESENTS 1S & 2S: MUSIC FOR SOLO & DUO
John Tchicai, winds and reed instruments;  Garrison Fewell, guitar
ALL ABOUTJAZZ-NEW YORK PRESENTS 1S & 2S: MUSIC FOR SOLO & DUO  image
AllAboutJazz-New York, the city’s number one resource for the most complete and in-depth information and coverage of what’s happening in the city each and every month, will be presenting a regular monthly series – “AllAboutJazz-New York Presents 1s & 2s: Music for Solo & Duo” at Cornelia Street Café on the first Thursday of every month.
*For more information contact Laurence Donohue-Greene at ldgreene@allaboutjazz.com or 212-568-9628

JOHN TCHICAI
Approaching jazz from a wide scope, the Afro-Danish American Tchicai is a composer/ saxophonist and flute player whose music is internationally known for its compelling sense of rhythm, drama and humor, its freedom,
 Cover $12   www.dcn.davis.ca.us/~jomnamo/ www.garrisonfewell.com

Friday
Apr 08
6:00PM  PINK PONY POETRY
Jackie Sheeler, host


Jackie Sheeler's open mic poetry series. Arrive before 6 pm to sign up. Featured readers Margery Snyder & Whitman McGowan.
 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)
8:30PM  JEREMY STEIG QUARTET
Jeremy Steig, flute;  John Hart, guitar;  Cameron Brown, bass;  Anthony Pinciotti, drums
JEREMY STEIG QUARTET image
Come and hear the HOTTEST jazz flutist playing in NY. Jeremy Steig has played with Bill Evans, Art Blakey, Jimi Hendrix, Johnny Winter and many others. He brings with him three legendary musician.
 Cover $12   www.jeremysteig.info www.nyjazzreport.com
Saturday
Apr 09
6:00PM  ITALIAN-AMERICAN WRITERS ASSOCIATION

Italian American Writers Association, featured readers are Manual Williams and Susan Gerardi , plus open mic, 5 minute limit.
 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)
8:30PM  THE FRINGE – CD RELEASE PARTY
George Garzone, saxophone;  John Lockwood, bass;  Bob Gulloti, drums
The Fringe – CD Release party image
THE FRINGE celebrates their newest CD Live at ZeitGeist with special guest Joe Lovano

The Fringe are one of the genuine living treasures of the Boston jazz scene. Originally formed back in 1971 by tenor-saxophonist George Garzone, bassist Richard Appleman, and drummer Bob Gullotti as an outlet for their free jazz improvisations, The Fringe have entertained and enlightened Boston area jazz audiences for over 30 years. Bassist Appleman left the band in 1985 to become Chairman of the Bass Department at Berklee College and was replaced by veteran bassist John Lockwood.

Along with their impressive tenure with The Fringe, Gullotti, Garzone, and Lockwood are in great demand as session players and have played with many of the greats of contemporary jazz. Along with keeping up with a busy performance schedule, each of them are well-respected educators helping to inspire the jazz musicians of tomorrow.
 Cover $10   www.thefringejazz.com

Sunday
Apr 10
6:00PM  WOODSTOCK NATION
Angelo Verga, host

Tom Fletcher Susan Hoover Phillip Levine
Woodstock Nation: Tom Fletcher, Susan Hoover, Phillip Levine. 3 country poets visit the big city, hosted by Angelo Verga
 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)
8:30PM  MARC BERNSTEIN SEXTET PLAY THE MUSIC OF TOM HARRELL
Marc Bernstein, alto & soprano saxophone;  Chris Rogers, trumpet & flugelhorn;  Mike Fahn, valve trombone;  Mike McGuirk, bass;  Tim Horner, drums;  Whitney Ash, piano
Marc Bernstein Sextet Play the Music of Tom Harrell  image
Marc, Chris and Mike have all played and recorded with Tom Harrell and have assembled this sextet to celebrate their affinity for Tom and his music.

"....Marc’s Dolphy-like attitude emerges, but in his own way. He has a lot of personal conviction."
- Ira Gitler, Jazz Times Magazine
 Cover $10   www.marc-bernstein.com www.chrisrogersjazz.com

Monday
Apr 11
6:00PM  BROOKLYN RAIL
Donald Breckenridge, host

Harry Matthews Jonathan Baumbach
Donald Breckenridge hosts Brooklyn Rail fiction writers Harry Mathews & Jonathan Baumbach
 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)
8:30PM  COMPOSERS COLLABORATIVE INC PRESENTS: SERIAL UNDERGROUND
Jed Distler, piano, composer;  Ed Schmidt, words & performance;  Joshua Fried, composer
COMPOSERS COLLABORATIVE INC PRESENTS: Serial Underground image
CCi's multidisciplinary productions will be serialized in monthly installments. Musical breaks provided by members of The Mighty CCi House Band, other regulars such as Kathleen Supové, Justine Chen, Jenny Lin, and SURPRISE GUESTS. This month:

The Gold Standard (excerpts) by Ed Schmidt and Jed Distler

Everbest, Virgil: the rules of portrait sitting (20-minute excerpt) w. Gerald Busby, Kamala Sankaram and Nancy Castle on headphones. Plus Virgil Thomson piano portraits

Talkback with Ed Schmidt and Tom Bolster

Monologue/piano with Gerald Busby

Radio Wonderland (excerpt) by Joshua Fried featuring The Musical Shoes

Jody Redhage plays her own music for cello and voice

new work for viola and electronics by Mario Diaz de León


PARTICIPATING ARTISTS:
Arnold Barkus, director
David Lovett, lighting designer
Justine Chen, composer
Jed Distler, pianist/composer
Joshua Fried, composer
R. Erica Doyle, poet
Vlada Yaneva, piano
Christian Hebel, violin
Cecee Pantikian, violin
Jody Redhage, cello


Telephone for advance sale tickets: 212-663-1967
all major credit card accepted: AMEX, MC, Visa
Advance purchase tickets (incl. one house drink): $15
Tickets purchased at the door on day of perf (incl. one house drink): $20   www.composerscollab.org

Tuesday
Apr 12
6:00PM  STORYTELLING
Barbara Aliprantis, host

Barbara Aliprantis Ken Corsbie
Two award-winning hyphenated American stoytellers--one born in Greece, the other in Guyana.

KEN CORSBIE--no-one else perceives and comments on Caribbean life and living as multiple award winner Ken does--with both comic and not-so-comic viewpoints and a whole lot of subtlety in between. This evening, using Caribbean oral/aural poetry (April is national poetry month), he'll report on the indiscrimiate and often bizarre nature of the weather from the Bible, right on through recent floods and hurricanes in Asia, California and the Caribbean.

BARBARA ALIPRANTIS, curator of this series, teams up tonight with Ken for some innovative tandem telling and then this self-proclaimed "daughter of the Aegean" shares snippets from her immigrant childhood played ot on the concrete sidewalks and stoops of BVrooklyn, full circle to her adult life in the bustling multi-ethnic borough of Queens.   http://www.kencorsbie.com
http://www,barbaraaliprantis.com
8:30PM  ARTURO O'FARRILL Y RIZA NEGRA
Arturo O'Farrill, piano;  Rafi Torn, percussion;  Rafi Malakiel, trombone;  Peter Brainin, tenor saxophone;  Emilio Valdez, drums
Arturo O'Farrill Y Riza Negra image

Arturo O'Farrill y Riza Negra - Explorations in Latin Jazz

Arturo O'Farrill, son of the legendary Cuban composer/bandleader Chico O'Farrill and musical director of the Lincoln Center Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra, performs at the Cornelia Street Cafe every second Tuesday of the month.

Arturo is currently on tour w/ the Lincolin Center Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra throughout the United States and recently had a premiere performance in Shanghai, China, yet he is still making time for his Y Riza Negra performances at Cornelia Street.

One of the highlights of this incredible musical opportunity, for both listeners and younger musicians: Arturo, the consummate teacher, is offering both a student discount rate and the opportunity for jazz students to sit in with his band during the second set.

This performance is a rare opportunity to see this high-energy, exceptionally gifted artist perform with his trio in the intimate setting of The Cornelia Street Cafe's 60-seat downstairs lounge.


 Cover $10

Wednesday Apr 13 6:00PM  FLASH FICTION
Carol Novack, host

Miriam Kotzin Joseph Levens
Monthly Flash Fiction, Prose Poetry & Experimental Short Forms Series. Featured writers will read after an open mic, please sign up before 6 pm. edgy in an age of dementia.
 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)
8:30PM  RIBS & BRISKET
Paul Shapiro, saxophone, vocals;  Babi Floyd, vocals;  Cilla Owens, vocals;  Tony Lewis, drums;  Booker King, bass;  Brian Mitchelll, piano
Ribs & Brisket image

Back in the 30’s and 40’s bluesy, comedic, swing musicians like Louie Jordan and Cab Calloway made some great music that still sounds fresh today. Yiddish was a pretty active street language in New York City at that time, and it was woven into the music. You had Slim Gaillard singing "Matzo Balls", Mildred Bailey recording "A Bee Gezindt", and Calloway’s hysterical yiddish/gibberish cantillation intro to "Ot Azoy" (That's the Way).

Paul Shapiro celebrates this interplay of 40’s hipster swing with some Yiddish thrown in at the Cornelia Street Café. Calling it the Ribs and Brisket Revue*, the saxophonist/composer features Babi Floyd, (of Keith Richard's Expensive Winos et al) and Cilla Owens (one of New York’s best kept secrets). They will be backed by musicians from Paul’s CD ”Midnight Minyan”, on Tzadik Records, which was released lastyear.
*Paul was visited in a dream state by the ghost of Fats Waller who convinced him that R&B originally stood for Ribs & Brisket
 Cover $10

Thursday
Apr 14
6:00PM  POETRY
Sharon Dolan Martha Rhodes Angelo Verga
new work from Sharon Dolin, Martha Rhodes, and Angelo Verga
 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)
8:30PM  GNU VOX – OUR NEW VOCAL SERIES: MARGUERITE JUENEMANN TRIO
David Devoe, curator

Marguerite Juenemann, vocals;  Ben Monder, guitar;  Ben Street, bass
GNU VOX – Our New vocal series: Marguerite Juenemann Trio image
Marguerite Juenemann is a consummate vocalist, improviser, and arranger who is widely acclaimed in the US, Europe and Asia. She has performed with jazz luminaries Benny Goodman, Clark Terry, Teddy Wilson, Michael Brecker, Richard Davis and Art Lande. Marguerite has been featured at historic venues such as Carnegie Hall, Symphony Hall, Playboy Jazz Festival, Aurex Jazz Festival and clubs including Duke's Place, 606, and Lush Life. Before embarking on a solo career, Marguerite was a founding member of the Grammy-nominated vocal group, Rare Silk. Her rich timbre, captivating melodic interpretations, and exciting rhythmic ideas put her in the upper echelon of jazz singers working today. This concert will commemorate a 10 year reunion of these three fine musicians working together. Both Monder and Street were on Marguerite's first CD, 'By Whose Standards' (Juenetunes) which received exceptional critical praise. Tune choices for the evening will include some obscure standard material by composers such as Horace Silver, Bill Evans, Thelonious Monk, and some of Ben Street's favorite Cole Porter and Gershwin selections, along with transcriptions not usually offered by vocalists.

This unique series features both emerging and established vocalists in styles ranging from straight ahead, modern to avant-garde and free jazz. Each vocalist will present personal material that showcases their abilities as interpreters, improvisers, composers and arrangers. The Cornelia St. Cafe provides an intimate setting to hear these exceptional artists at a reasonable price!
 Cover $10   www.euroclubdejazz.com/margueritejuenemann/files/about.htm www.jazzarts.org/juenemann.php

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