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* Cover is given where known

* There is a one-drink
minimum per set
* Reservations for shows downstairs can only be made by phone:


Wednesday May 25 6:00PM  SOULFUL WORDS
Serita Eaton

TBA our version of Upstairs/Downstairs wherein those who serve food also have myriad other talents.
 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)
Jon Sobel

Tony Jarvis Roland Parkins TBA
Soul of the Blues image
This special edition of Soul of the Blues features.....Tony Jarvis, Roland Parkins and TBA.

SOUL OF THE BLUES, NYC's premiere *inexpensive* live blues and soul music series, happens the fourth Wednesday of every month at Cornelia Street Cafe.

 Cover $5

May 26
Joanne Joseph hosts

Robin Lichtig Joanne Joseph Bill Zavatsky

 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)
David Devoe, curator

Dominique Eade, voice;  Brad Shepik, guitar;  TBA, bass
GNU VOX  Vocal series: Dominique Eade image
Dominique Eade has been a featured vocalist and composer in the Boston Globe Jazz Festival, the Jazz in Toulon Festival in France, the Molde International Jazz Festival in Norway, the What Is Jazz? Festival in New York, and the Iowa City Jazz Festival, and an artist-in-residence, clinician, and performer at the Wichita and Litchfield jazz festivals.
Eade performs regularly in the U.S. and Europe. A frequent nominee for outstanding jazz vocalist in the Boston Music Awards since 1988, and the 1997 and 1999 winner in this category, Eade was also designated ?best jazz singer? in Entertainment Weekly?s Regional Raves in 1997 and nominated for best new artist by the First Annual Jazz Awards (New York) in 1998. She was recognized in the 1998 Down Beat critics poll as ?talent deserving wider recognition.? Her debut CD on RCA Victor, When the Wind Was Cool, appeared in 1998 Top Ten lists in the Boston Globe, Boston Herald, Boston Phoenix, and in Jazz Times and Jazziz magazines; her second RCA Victor CD, The Long Way Home, was released in 1999, with contributions by Dave Holland, Victor Lewis, Mick Goodrick, and Bruce Barth. Her earlier CD, My Resistance Is Low, was voted one of the top ten jazz CDs of 1995 by Billboard.
Eade has recorded with Bruce Barth, Stanley Cowell, Alan Dawson, Benny Golson, Fred Hersch, Dave Holland, George Mraz, Lewis Nash, and Steve Nelson, and has performed with Anthony Braxton, Bill Frisell, Mark Helias, Gene Bertoncini, Peter Leitch, Donald Brown, Butch Morris, Mick Goodrick, Ran Blake, and a number of contemporary ensembles.

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!

David Devoe, curator
 Cover $10

May 27
Jackie Sheeler

Jackie Sheeler's open mic poetry series. Arrive before 6 pm to sign up. featured reader Marj Hahne. $6 admission includes a *free* drink
 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)
John McNeil, trumpet;  Bill McHenry, tenor saxophone;  Mike McGuirk, bass;  Jochen Rueckert, drums
John McNeil/Bill McHenry Quartet image
Trumpeter John McNeil and tenor saxophonist Bill McHenry have formed a new quartet. On this, their second gig, expect to hear a wide variety of styles and improvisations that challenge the spell-checker in all of us. Even without a chordal instrument, the band produces a range of color that constantly surprises. Boring, they are not.
With bassist Mike McGuirk and drummer Jochen Rueckert.
 Cover $10

May 28
Martine Dominque & Johnny "Chance" Acevedo, host

Poetically Incorrect, spoken word from the Caribbean, Brooklyn, Fordham Road and other places with soul.
 Cover $8 (includes one house drink)
Mark Helias, bass;  Gerald Cleaver, drums;  Tony Malaby, sax
MARK HELIAS; open Loose image
"The trio's name "Open Loose" refers not only to its musical style, but to Mark Helias' compositions which are written with plenty of space in them, and are designed to be interpreted openly and loosely. They allow for seamless transitions between composed passages and improvisation, never easy to achieve.
This threesome fully exploits the creative possibilities of the compositions, never opting for a clichéd theme-solos-theme format. The group has the knack of starting with a rather loose - sometimes even ramshackle - piece and slowly allowing it to evolve until it emerges as a tight theme.
Open Loose has been touring for six years and has released three CDs."
 Cover $10
May 31
A new play by SUZANNE LOGAN, directed by CHRISTINE CRAWFIS

Ruth Berg Deanna Deignan Diane Love Elyse Knight Linda Swenson
A new play based on Suzanne Logan's conversations with five women in their nineties. Though in life none of the five met, Logan invokes a playwright's prerogative and sets them on the stage together, where they laugh, quibble, weep, joust and cavort their way through nearly half a millennium of collective living. Politics, art, religion, other women, men, sex, death and what, if anything, lies waiting for them in the great beyond are just a few of the topics they tackle.
Ingrid Jensen, trumpet & flugelhorn;  Enrique Haneine, piano;  Carlo deRosa, bass;  Allison Miller, drums
Allison Miller's Agrazing Maze CD release party image
Release party for the NEW CD At the End of the Day on Foxhaven Records.

Agrazing Maze is comprised of Ingrid Jensen on trumpet, Enrique Haneine on piano, Carlo DeRosa on bass, and Allison on drums and toys. Together these four exciting, emerging musicians create, compose, and improvise as a whole, creating unique compositions and a distinct band sound. They are always pushing the creative envelope… always on the fringe.

Wednesday Jun 01 6:00PM  MOTHER-DAUGHTER ACT
Katherine Eban Elinor Fuchs
This is an event very close to our heart. Elinor Fuchs has been a friend, mentor and champion of our Minister of Culture for going on thirty years. Now she and her daughter Katherine Eban share the stage at Cornelia Street to read from their wonderfully compelling and totally different new books.

Katherine Eban is an investigative reporter whose new book, DANGEROUS DOSES: HOW COUNTERFEITERS ARE CONTAMINATING AMERICA'S DRUG SUPPLY, already has people's hair on fire. ABC's 20/20 is planning a segment on it, and Eliot Spitzer has announced an investigation into the major drug wholesalers.

Elinor Fuchs, an award-winning theatre critic who teaches at the Yale School of Drama, has just published MAKING AN EXIT: A MOTHER-DAUGHTER DRAMA WITH ALZHEIMER'S, MACHINE TOOLS, AND LAUGHTER. Fuchs was compared to Augusten Burroughs, David Sedaris and Anne Lamott in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and praised in the Los Angeles Times for a story of "humanity, compassion, and dignity."

Eban thanks Fuchs in her book, but Fuchs makes Eban a character in hers. This will be the first time mother and daughter have read from their books at the same event.
Josh Irving, saxophones;  Alan Ferber, trombone;  George Dulin, piano;  Ike Sturm, bass;  Greg Ritchie, drums
Josh Irving Quintet image
"The Josh Irving Quartet deserves recognition and greater access to the jazz community. The music is thoughtful, beautiful, sophisticated, and well-constructed. Their style may be thought of as a combination of straight-ahead with a dollop of free jazz... They play intelligently as a band and as composers they are innovative re-interpreting known terrain. This Quartet deserves further listening."
-John Doll, Jazz Review
 Cover $8
Drum kit donated by

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