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ART ON THE WALLS

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

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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.


 Cover $No cover

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

Wednesday May 09
6:00PM  MAY DAY, MAY DAY: POETRY FOR TIMES OF CRISIS
Timothy Liu Paul LaTorre Karthik Purushothaman Scott Wordsman
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Attention, Ladies and Gentlemen. We know the news today comes scented with napalm, weathermen touting the temperature out to be a sweet 360 degrees Celsius. But, worry not. During these “times that beg questions,” as Rilke wrote, would you like “to be among those in the know”? Join us on this flight across today's turbulent skies of politics and society—all aboard get upgraded to first-class!

8:00PM  MAREIKE WIENING QUINTET
Mareike Wiening, drums;  Rich Perry, tenor sax;  Glenn Zaleski, piano;  Alex Goodman, guitar;  Johannes Felscher, bass
Mareike Wiening Quintet image

Brooklyn-based German drummer Mareike Wiening released her first album, Crosswalk as a bandleader in 2014. Since then she has been successfully playing her music in Europe and the US. Wiening’s Quintet returns to Cornelia Street Café with an outstanding group of international musicians, including Rich Perry on tenor saxophone, Glenn Zaleski on Piano, Alex Goodman on Guitar and Johannes Felscher on Bass.

“Thoroughly modern, progressive jazz, Mareike Wiening’s music has many layers that unfold with each repeated hearing. The band as a unit is superb, with each soloist's voice clearly speaking, obviously inspired by the compositions, the arrangements and how the other players sound behind them.” (- All About Jazz)

  www.mareikewiening.com

9:30PM  YUHAN SU QUINTET
Yuhan Su, vibraphone;  Matt Holman, trumpet;  Alex LoRe, alto sax;  Petros Klampanis, bass;  Nathan Ellman-Bell, drums
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Listing as Rising Star Vibraphonist at DownBeat critic poll 2017, Yuhan Su continues her journey with her quintet and will return to Cornelia Street Cafe presenting a series of new music from her upcoming album City Animals. Yuhan's music is innovative, emotional, cerebral and most importantly, always lyrical. Her compositions and improvisations are uniquely hers, marked with an amalgamation of complexity, intensity and emotional resonance. And though she is capable of blistering technique, she always maintains a sense of melodic lyricism and wonder in her playing. Since the release of her second record A Room Of One's Own, the album has been listed on the Best of 2016 on Downbeat magazine and received numerous music awards and nominations including the Best Jazz Album of the Year and Best Instrumentalist Award from 2016 Golden Indie Award in Taiwan.

‘Like the best fiction, it’s entirely enveloping’ - Downbeat (December, 2016)

  www.yuhansu.com

Thursday
May 10
6:00PM  TRANSLATIONS AND TRANSGRESSIONS: AN NYCT OPEN MIC NIGHT
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Do you like poetry and fiction open mic nights? Now what if we add translation to the mix? Come join us for Translations and Transgressions, the third annual New York Circle of Translators open mic night! Our literary translator members will read their translations of international literature as well as their own writing.

  nyctranslators.org/ www.facebook.com/New-York-Circle-of-Translators-177293745622520/

8:00PM  JESS KORMAN, “STAND CLEAR OF THE CLOSING DOORS”
Jess Korman, piano, voice, comp.;  Mark Wade , bass
JESS KORMAN, “STAND CLEAR OF THE CLOSING DOORS”       image

Following a long nap, Korman returns with a trove of brand-new songs about love, performance art, gluten and mortality… plus some old favorites and standards, lots of guests and oddball surprises.

Drum kit donated by
CANOPUS DRUMS, Japan

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