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ART ON THE WALLS

Tuesday
May 01
6:00PM  JOHN KOOZIN QUARTET: LIVE AT CORNELIA ST.
Jasper Dutz, reeds;  Anthony Pearlman, piano;  John Koozin, bass;  Chris "Stomp" Garriga, drums
John Koozin Quartet: Live at Cornelia St. image

John Koozin is back at Cornelia St., this team as a bandleader. This show will feature some of his closest friends and colleagues and will consist of both standards and original music.

  johnkoozin.com

8:00PM  VOXECSTATIC: JULISSA JOINS THE GREAT LADIES OF JAZZ
Deborah Latz, curator

Julissa, voice;  Layla Wang, piano;  Jason Smith, bass

Julissa performs an intimate set accompanied by Layla Wang on piano and Jason Smith on bass. Performing her own unique renditions of the famous standards sung by the Great Ladies of Jazz: Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Dinah Washington, Sarah Vaughan, Nancy Wilson, and Lena Horne, just to name a few.

"inimitably powerful vocals..." "...ease with a hook" — Afropunk

"fierce vocals..." "gritty, soulful vocal stylings..." — EST1997
  http://www.JulesTruly.com

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9:30PM  VOXECSTATIC: JANE IRVING
Deborah Latz, curator

Jane Irving, voice;  John Di Martino, piano;  Kevin Hailey, bass
VoxEcstatic: Jane Irving image

Irving's sparkling performances and feel good music making are as uplifting and mellow as it can get. A jazz singer with both a deep feel for the music and striking originality. This show will explore some of the lesser-known songs from the Great American Songbook including those from Blossom Dearie and Dave Frishberg.

"While some singers make claim by including evergreens from the Great American Songbook in their repertoire, Irving is a jazz singer - her most sincere scatting has genuine instrumental purpose." — ABC Limelight Magazine
  www.janeirving.com

Wednesday May 02
6:00PM  A CELEBRATION OF MARVIN COHEN
Marvin Cohen, author;  Jeff Brown, photographer
A Celebration of Marvin Cohen image Jeff Brown

The effervescent wit and originality of Marvin Cohen will manifest itself in varied guises in this tribute to mark the publication of four books by the 86-year-old humorist, poet, novelist, surrealist and baseballist. Marvin himself will read from (and sign) two novels: Women, and Tom Gervasi, and Inside the World: As Al Lehman, originally written in the 1970s but never before published, and a new poetry collection, Run Out of Prose. Photographer Jeff Brown will preview and discuss his forthcoming book of photographs, 57 Varieties of Marvin Cohen; and a mini-phalanx of actors from the Gorilla Repertory Theater Company will perform scenes from The Don Juan and The Non-Don Juan, Marvin’s 1980 play based on the two above novels.

The Gorilla Repertory Theater Company: Josh Silverman, Tom Lapke, Kelly Tuohy, actors Christopher Carter Sanderson, director

8:00PM  CHRIS DINGMAN, SONGS
Chris Dingman, vibraphone, comp.;  Miriam Elhajli, voice;  Ike Sturm, bass;  Zaneta Sykes, percussion
Chris Dingman, Songs image

Don’t miss this magical new group, performing gorgeous, evocative settings of poetry by Rumi, e.e. cummings, and more. Hailed by the New York Times as a “dazzling” soloist and composer with a “fondness for airtight logic and burnished lyricism,” Chris Dingman's progressive approach has earned him praise as “an extremely gifted young composer, bandleader, recording artist, and much sought-after sideman” (Jon Weber, NPR).

  www.chrisdingman.com

9:30PM  JEN ALLEN QUARTET
Jen Allen, piano;  Kris Allen, saxophone;  Marty Jaffe, bass;  Kush Abadey, drums
Jen Allen Quartet image

Jen Allen is a musician who never shies away from honest self-revelation. Her compositional output reads like an intimate diary of life experiences and relationships, offered with subtle and surprising narrative power. Jen's patient, searching piano and writing style infuses many contemporary ensembles of all sizes and stripes with sweetness and gravity. The quartet will be presenting original works from her upcoming album "In a Time of Change".

"Inventive, post-modern pleasure."-- Allaboutjazz.com

  http://www.jenallenmusic.com

Thursday
May 03
6:00PM  ARTISTS SALON
Robin, Josh, 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  PAUL JONES SEXTET
Paul Jones, tenor sax, comp.;  Alex LoRe, alto sax;  Matt Davis, guitar;  Glenn Zaleski, piano;  Johannes Felscher, bass;  Allan Mednard, drums
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Clean by Paul Jones. The music for this album was created while attending the Musicians in Residence program at the Banff Creative Arts Centre in Alberta, Canada. Drawing on such influences as Philip Glass, Steve Reich, Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp a Butterfly, and continuing his process of turning words into sound, Paul Jones presents an evening of original music set in the Jazz idiom.

"an intellectually curious seeker, eager and willing to walk a different path."

"Humanity carries ambition forward, and Paul Jones brings an extraordinary human quality to bear in this most enterprising work."--4 Stars, Downbeat Magazine

  www.paulthejones.com

Friday
May 04
6:00PM  A PINK PONY POETRY READING IN PRAISE OF JACKIE SHEELER
Kat Georges, Peter Carlaftes, hosts

A PINK PONY POETRY READING IN PRAISE OF JACKIE SHEELER image

Lifelong New Yorker Jackie Sheeler was a brilliant poet, performance artist, songwriter, political activist, Buddhist, and more. Her creativity continues to reverberate even as we mourn her passing.

Jackie’s passion was instrumental in building the New York City underground poetry community for more than 30 years. She personally founded the legendary Pink Pony open mic poetry series and hosted it for decades, giving countless poets the opportunity to share their work in a vibrant weekly community forum.

In her honor, we bring back the Pink Pony for a one night poetry open mic tribute to her life. Please bring a short poem about or inspired by Jackie and join us in honoring the memory of this extraordinary woman.

There will be no cover or admission charge for this show. We ask that you please buy a drink but more importantly –come and share the love for Jackie Sheeler and the Son of Pony Reprise.

There will be a first come sign up reading list. 3 minute limit. First 60 people get in and first 30 to sign up will hopefully read time permitting.

One night only Son of a Pony in memory of our friend Jackie Sheeler.


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8:35PM  PETROS KLAMPANIS DUO, FEATURING GILAD HEKSELMAN
Gilad Hekselman, guitar;  Petros Klampanis, bass, voce, ankle bells, looper
Petros Klampanis duo, featuring Gilad Hekselman image

Greek bassist and composer Petros Klampanis will present his music with one of his closest musical collaborators in NYC, guitarist extraordinaire Gilad Hekselman. Mediterranean vibes, merged with Jazz tradition and pop music influences characterize this intimate duet.

  www.petrosklampanis.com

Saturday
May 05
6:00PM  THE LIAR SHOW
Andy Christie, host

Martin Dockery Marie Faustin Brad Lawrence Rob Penty
The Liar Show image

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 Martin Dockery ("Fantastic!" -NY Times), Marie Faustin (GQ Magazine), Brad Lawrence (Hotsy Totsy Burlesque), and Rob Penty (Magnet Theater)

With host Andy Christie (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

8:35PM  PAUL SHAPIRO’S RIBS & BRISKET REVUE
Paul Shapiro, sax, clarinet, voice;  Cilla Owen, voice;  Dan Rosengard, piano;  Booker King, bass;  Aaron Alexander, drums
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Paul Shapiro saxophonist, bandleader and composer is best known for his critically acclaimed recordings on John Zorn’s Tzadik label, Midnight Minyan, It’s in the Twilight, Essen and Shofarot Verses released between 2003 and 2014. Shapiro has performed music from these recordings extensively, including festivals in Poland, Israel, Slovakia and Canada. Shapiro has composed for film, most notably an original score to accompany the full length 1925 silent film “His People” and “Watermelon Woman” an award winning identity film directed by Cheryl Dunye. He was a founding member of Brooklyn Funk Essentials, a long-time member of The Microscopic Septet, and led his own avant funk band Foreign Legion throughout the 1980s performing at CBGB, The Mudd Club, Danceteria, The Ritz et al. That band can be heard on the compilation This Is the Funk featuring tracks by Defunkt, James White and the Blacks and others. Paul Shapiro has recorded with Lou Reed, Jay-Z, Queen Latifah, Rufus Wainwright, David Byrne, Michael Jackson, Frankie Knuckles, Ofra Haza, NuYorican Soul, David Morales, India, Khaled and many others.

A heaping platter of rhythm and blues and jazz served with a schmear of classic Yiddish culture is the special of the day for this joyful outfit. Led by the exuberant saxophonist Shapiro and featuring the vocalist Cilla Owens, the Revue is always willing to time warp to an era when sympathetic musical genres regularly shared the same table.-- The New Yorker

Sunday
May 06
6:00PM  ENTERTAINING SCIENCE: ROUNDWORMS & SMALL HANDS
Roald Hoffman, Dave Soldier, hosts

Evan Eisenberg, satirist;  Steve Brodner, illustrator;  Elodie Ghedin, biologist;  Rob Schwimmer, pianist
Entertaining Science: ROUNDWORMS & SMALL HANDS image

ROUNDWORMS AND SMALL HANDS: PARASITES AND THE BODY POLITIC

Worms do it. Protozoans do it. Even reality-show tycoons do it. Fool the host into thinking you're friend rather than foe: that’s how parasites thrive, whether targeting a single human being or a country of millions.

Elodie Ghedin, NYU professor of biology and global public health and MacArthur “Genius Grant" winner, will explain how roundworms and other parasites hoodwink the immune system into giving them a pass. Showing how con men and kleptocrats do the same to the body politic, author and satirist Evan Eisenberg will read from his ongoing mock epic, the Trumpiad (trumpiad.com), which follows its orange-tufted hero from the murk of his ancestry to his latest high crimes and misadventures.
Adding musical comedy and commentary between stanzas will be Rob Schwimmer, legendary pianist and Theremin virtuoso who’s worked with everyone from Stevie Wonder, Simon and Garfunkel, Willie Nelson and Esperanza Spalding to his own riotous Polygraph Lounge. And Evan’s collaborator on the Trumpiad, Steve Brodner — hailed by Edward Sorel as “the best caricaturist around” — will project his scathing images and explain how his pen turns Teflon invaders inside-out, striving to awaken our immune system before it’s too late.

8:01PM  DJANGO AT CORNELIA STREET: KORAN AGAN AND TIM CLEMENT
Koran Agan, host

Koran Agan, guitar;  Tim Clement, guitar;  Eduardo Corrachio, bass
DjANGO AT CORNELIA STREET: Koran Agan and Tim Clement image
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.

Long time Brooklyn residents and passionate Django aficionados, Clement and Agan have worked in the New York City music scene for almost two decades. Playing with diverse collection of bands and artists often sharing the stage together. They have performed at pretty much every venue in the city and toured the rest of the country and almost every continent on the planet.

Stylistically, Clement has rock, blues, country, jazz and every other style in between under his belt. He has performed with traditional jazzers in tiny New York city bars, big festival stages with rock and gypsy jazz bands and even national TV on the Conan O’Brian Show with The Lords Of Brooklyn.

Agan has performed at every major jazz festival in the North America and his past employers include Cyrille Aimee, Julian Labro and The Hot Club Of Detroit, Anouman and Dan Levinson. His in depth knowledge of Django Reinhard’s music has earned him a following in the gypsy jazz community and he has been invited to perform and give master classes in many Django Reinhardt festivals.

In 2015 Agan started to host the monthly Django At Cornelia concert series.

  http://koranagan.com www.facebook.com/DjangoAtCorneliaStreet

STREAMING LINK: goo.gl/KkC3nj

Monday
May 07
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
May 08
6:00PM  NEW YORK STORY EXCHANGE
Barbara Aliprantis, host

April Armstrong Robin Bady Arif Choudury Mary Hamilton
New York Story Exchange image

HEAR STORIES! TELL STORIES!

Featured stories by April Armstrong, Robin Bady, Arif Choudhury, Mary Hamilton

Have a 5-minute story to tell? Sign up for our 5-for-5 open mic!

8:01PM  RYAN KEBERLE & CATHARSIS
Ryan Keberle, trombone, keys;  Camila Meza, voice, guitar;  Will Vinson, soprano, alto sax;  Jorge Roeder, bass;  Eric Doob , drums
Ryan Keberle & Catharsis image

Led by Ryan Keberle, #1 Rising Star Trombonist in the Downbeat International Critics Poll, Catharsis has been hailed by the Los Angeles Times for its “potent blend of cinematic sweep and lush, ear-grabbing melodies.” The highly acclaimed piano-less group brings together elements of chamber music, South American folk and indie rock within a traditional jazz framework, resulting in a sound that has thrilled audiences across the globe for close to a decade.

In Catharsis, the potent frontline rapport of Keberle and legendary saxophonist Will Vinson and the unshakable rhythm of bassist Jorge Roeder and drummer Eric Doob combine in a sound full of drama and intrigue. The vocals of rising star Camila Meza have also come to shape the band’s chemistry and unmistakable ensemble sound.

“a trombonist of vision and composure” - New York Times

"unpretentiously intelligent and profoundly moving.” - The Nation   www.ryankeberle.com

Drum kit donated by
CANOPUS DRUMS, Japan

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Cover is given where known
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There is always a one-drink minimum per set; times are door opening times