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ART ON THE WALLS

Paintings by RICK MULLIN

All art is for sale. Please inquire

Friday
Jun 01
6:00PM  THREE ROOMS PRESS PRESENTS THE 11TH ANNUAL DADA PERFORMANCE SALON
Kat Georges, Peter Carlaftes, hosts

Three Rooms Press Presents  The 11th Annual DADA PERFORMANCE SALON image

...and Initial NYC Launch of MAINTENANT 12 Dada Journal

Prepare for an evening of disruptive, challenging and controversial art and writing as Three Rooms Press celebrates The 11th Annual DADA Performance Salon at Cornelia Street Cafe. The event will feature performances by modern day Dadaists whose work continues the spirit of the avant garde art movement sprung from the horror of World War I. The event will also celebrate the launch of Maintenant 12: A Journal of Contemporary Dada Writing and Art, published annually since 2008 by Three Rooms Press.

Three Rooms Press co-directors and New York-based performance artists Peter Carlaftes and Kat Georges will host. Featured performers include contributors to this year's journal engaging in a variety of dada live art installations, including: Billy Cancel, Steve Dalachinsky, Gabriel Don, John S. Hall, Heide Hatry, Karen Hildebrand, J.C. Hopkins, Ron Kolm, David Lawton, Jane LeCroy, Patricia Leonard, Linda Lerner, Sophie Malleret, Valery Oisteanu, Jane Ormerod, Pamela Papino-Wood, Puma Perl, Martina Salisbury, John J. Trause, Ann F. Unger, Anoek von Praag, and Joanie H.F. Zosike.

  threeroomspress.com

8:35PM  FRANCISCO MELA & THE CRASH TRIO “FE”
Ingrid Laubrock, tenor sax;  Henry Paz, tenor sax;  Michael Attias, alto sax;  Thomas Morgan, bass;  Francisco Mela, drums
FRANCISCO MELA & THE CRASH TRIO “FE”  image

  www.franciscomela.com

Saturday
Jun 02
2:00PM  UNDERGROUND CINEMA
Michael Jachobson, host

Atticus Brady, filmmaker
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6:00PM  THE LIAR SHOW
Andy Christie, host; Rory Scholl, guest host

Peter Aguero Kambri Crews Jeff Scherer Rebecca Vigil
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 PETER AGUERO (The Moth Radio Hour; TedMed Talks), KAMBRI CREWS (Author, Burn Down The Ground), JEFF SCHERER (Upright Citizens Brigade), and REBECCA VIGIL (RISK! podcast)

With guest host, Rory Scholl

"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  MIKE MORENO QUARTET
Mike Moreno, guitar;  Nitai Hershkovitz, piano;  Matt Brewer, bass;  Jonathan Barber, drums
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Guitarist Mike Moreno will be bringing in his acoustic quartet for a night of both original music and arrangements of jazz standards from his latest album 3 For 3 on Criss Cross Records.

Sunday
Jun 03
6:00PM  ENTERTAINING SCIENCE: THE PAST LIVES
Roald Hoffman, Dave Soldier, hosts

Nate Sawtell, neuroscientist;  Seth Cluett, composer

When electricity was discovered in the 1700’s, a burning (shocking!) question was whether it was found in nature. This was in part settled in 1776, when Henry Cavendish built a model of the electric fish genus Torpedo, and asked visitors to his lab to touch both ends of the fish. Cavendish’s heir, Professor Nathaniel Sawtell from Columbia University’s Department of Neuroscience will explain how electric fish use electricity as a sense, parallel but distinct from sound, vision, and smell. Composer Seth Cluett, from Columbia University’s Computer Music Center and Sound Art Program and Nokia Bell Labs, will explore some of the contributions of electricity used for creating art dedicated to human senses (or maybe even art designed for fish). In a new piece using found objects made from altered consumer electronics, home-made instruments and sine tone oscillators will be used to evoke a host of psycho-physical phenomena.

8:01PM  MICHAEL BLANCO QUARTET
John Ellis, tenor sax;  Mike Moreno, guitar;  Michael Blanco, bass;  Clarence Penn, drums
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Bassist and composer Michael Blanco returns to the Cornelia Street Cafe with an all-star line up of collaborators: tenor saxophonist John Ellis, guitarist Mike Moreno, and master drummer Clarence Penn. The quartet will be supporting their latest album release Spirit Forward on Brooklyn Jazz Underground Records, and will be performing compositions praised by Jazz Times magazine for their "dusky, imploring quality, with catchy, insistent hooks and compelling harmonies".

"Sporting a rich, dark sound on the bass, Michael Blanco has been a highly sought-after talent since arriving in New York in 2000. A gifted bassist whose muscular lines are matched by lyrical upper register work on his solos, Michael particularly shines as a composer."-- Seton Hawkins, Hot House Magazine

  http://www.blancobass.com/

Monday
Jun 04
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
Jun 05
6:00PM  3 LEGENDS! 1 STAGE! 1 NITE-ONLY! POETRY/PERFORMANCE/JAZZ
Danny Shot, host

Eve Packer Daniel Carter M.L. Liebler
3 legends! 1 stage! 1 nite-only! poetry/performance/jazz image

Trading off poems/performance/music/breaking boundaries & together having a really good activist time!!

We are dedicating this performance to the late Marilyn Sontag, visual artist and Daniel Carter's partner of 50 years.

8:00PM  BEEKMAN
Kyle Nasser, tenor sax;  Yago Vasquez, piano;  Pablo Menares, bass;  Rodrigo Recabarren, drums
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Beekman is a Brooklyn-based collective comprising pianist Yago Vazquez (Spain), saxophonist Kyle Nasser (U.S), bassist Pablo Menares (Chile), and drummer Rodrigo Recabarren (Chile). These musicians met in 2012 at the 5th Estate sessions in Brooklyn and formed Beekman shortly thereafter. The quartet couples eclectic original compositions (steeped in jazz, rock, latin, and classical) with dynamic group interplay into a sound that is international while remaining squarely in the realm of modern jazz. Beekman's debut (Vol. 01, Discos Pendiente 2015) earned the band a Chilean Music Award (Premios Pulsar) nomination for best jazz album. Vol. 02 was released on Ropeadope records in October 2016 to significant critical acclaim. The band has toured the U.S. and South America extensively in support, with new tours planned for Vol. 03's release.

"Drama is the band's strong suit...Vol. 02 is excellent from start to finish, merging the abstract with the emotional in a distinct and engaging manner." - Budd Kopman, All About Jazz

  www.beekmanmusic.com

9:30PM  ZACH LAPIDUS' DISQUIET
Zach Lapidus, piano,;  Caroline Davis, alto sax;  Jeff Miles, guitar;  Peter Brendler, bass;  Vinnie Sperrazza, drums
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Pianist Zach Lapidus brings a new ensemble and a set of original music to the Cornelia St. Cafe. Drawing on his influences as both a jazz pianist and computer musician, Zach’s music is focused on timbre and texture, mood and storytelling, and a search for “fun sound.” Joining him are some of his favorite musicians and people, specifically selected for their musical brilliance, individuality, sense of humor, and wildcard-factor.

"Zach Lapidus conveys certainty and adventure...This is music that forces recognition of jazz's ever-widening horizons." Jay Harvey (Upstage)

  www.zachlapidus.com

Wednesday Jun 06
6:00PM  UTTERLY OPTIMISTIC
Maiko Sasaki, clarinet;  Egor Antonenko, cello;  Kyungmi Nam, piano
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Join us for an exciting and energizing classical music program for clarinet, cello and piano! Works by Mozart, Brahms, C. Schumann, N. Rota and Weber.

“Look, when they tell me that in my works I am only concerned with bringing a little bit of nostalgia and a lot of good humour and optimism, I think that this is how I would like to be remembered: with a little bit of nostalgia, a lot of optimism and good humour.” -Nino Rota

  metropolitanmusicacademy.org www.facebook.com/MetMAorg/

8:00PM  ANDREW D'ANGELO TRIO
Andrew D'Angelo , alto sax;  Carmen Rothwell, bass;  Allan Mednard, drums
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With an expressionistic, unbridled sound on alto saxophone and an imagination to match, Andrew D'Angelo has been a distinctive voice in the New York music scene for nearly three decades. Whether leading his own groups big and small, or working with groundbreaking collaborative ensembles like Human Feel and Tyft, D'Angelo's playing is deeply felt, sometimes anarchic, sometimes fragile and haunting.

  www.andrewdangelo.com

9:30PM  SCREE
Ryan Beckley, guitar, harmonica, and vocals;  Carmen Rothwell, bass;  Jason Burger, drums
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Scree plays instrumental musings on crags, cliffs, and life after the fall of the American empire.

“I’m sure we’ve all had those live music experiences, where the music is so beyond the physical sounds that it impacts us in a much deeper way… I can assure you that these three talents combined as Scree delivered nothing but the real deal.” --Andrew D’Angelo

  https://soundcloud.com/screeband

Thursday
Jun 07
6:00PM  ARTISTS SALON
Robin, Tom, and Josh, 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  STREAMS TRIO W/BILLY DREWES
Billy Drewes, saxophone;  Yago Vazquez, piano;  Scott Lee, bass;  Jeff Hirschfield, drums
Streams Trio w/Billy Drewes image

The Streams Trio (Vazquez/Lee/Hirshfield) has two records released with the label Fresh Sound New Talent, and for this especial occasion they are joined by saxophonist and composer Billy Drewes for a night of original music featuring compositions from all the members in the band.

“Their music combines the qualities of depth with lyricism, intensity with calm assurance and an elastic, yet sure handed rhythmic sense”- Budd Kopman (Allaboutjazz.com)

Friday
Jun 08
6:00PM  THE WRITER'S HOTEL
Adeeba Afshan Rana and Erica Vega, emcees

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The Writer's Hotel at The Cornelia Street Café! Come hear bold new fiction, nonfiction and poetry. TWH will give two free readings at The Cornelia Street Café: A fiction and nonfiction reading on Friday, June 8th and a poetry reading on Saturday, June 9th. Both readings run from 6-7:30 PM. Emcees are Adeeba Afshan Rana and Erica Vega.

The Writer's Hotel fiction and nonfiction readers on Friday, June 8th: Gary Seigel, Jamie Hare, Jean Waterman, Laura Goodman, Jodi Reneé Lang, Emily Sater, Gwen Mullins and KD Doucouré.

The Writer’s Hotel “Mini MFA” is a hybrid writers conference that meets once a year in Midtown. More about The Writer's Hotel: www.writershotel.com. The Writer's Hotel's publishing arm is The New Guard literary review: www.newguardreview.com.


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8:35PM  JOCHEN RUECKERT QUARTET
Melissa Aldana, tenor sax;  Lage Lund, guitar;  Matt Penman, bass;  Jochen Rueckert, drums

Exiled German-born drummer Jochen Rueckert presents his working quartet with rising tenor star Melissa Aldana. The band plays Jochen's compositions containing surprisingly more optimistically swinging sections rich with chords than one would expect from a teutonic drummer, sprinkled with the occasional 3/8 bar for good measure.

"Melodies that have a habit of insinuating themselves deep in your head"-- Downbeat

Jochen Rueckert quartet image
Drum kit donated by
CANOPUS DRUMS, Japan

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