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* There is a one-drink
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ART ON THE WALLS

Paintings by RICK MULLIN

All art is for sale. Please inquire

Tuesday
Jul 03
6:00PM  SINGER SONGWRITER ALEXANDRA LEFF
Alexandra Leff, vocals, guitar;  Luke Marantz, piano;  John Gray, bass;  Michael Vitali, drums
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Singer Songwriter Alexandra Leff is back at Cornelia Street Café to perform her poetic, folk-inspired songs with accompaniment by Luke Marantz (piano), John Gray (bass) and Michael Vitali (drums).

8:00PM  MAMIKO WATANABE TRIO
Mamiko Watanabe, piano;  Santi Debriano, bass;  Francisco Mela, drums
Mamiko Watanabe Trio image

Pianist/composer Mamiko Watanabe has been performing regularly in New York with numerous groups. For tonight's show at Cornelia Street Cafe, she brings her trio to present some of her compositions from her new CD"Flying Without Wings" and jazz standards. This will be the creative set of music in a freestyle.

" An excellent modern jazz pianist whose playing builds on the innovations of Bill Evans and early Herbie Hancock.."--Scott Yanow; The Los Angeles Jazz Scene Magazine "Like the best piano trios, Watanabe's threesome has the focus and interplay of a working band. -Jazz Inside Magazine

  www.mamikowatanabe.com

9:30PM  GORDON GRDINA
Gordon Grdina, guitar, oud;  Oscar Noriega, saxophone;  Russ Lossing, piano;  Satoshi Takeishi, percussion

Juno-winning Vancouver based Oud/Guitarist Gordon Grdina is known for his incredible versatility and ability to bring a fresh and edgy vibe to any ensemble he joins or forms. His sound is a combination of his interests in mainstream jazz, free-form improvisation and Arabic classical music.

"The prevailing ambience is one of dark mystery, but the ruggedness of Grdina’s tone makes for a palette of rich contrast.” – Jazz Times

Band is Oscar Noriega alto and clarinets Russ Lossing piano and Satoshi Takeishi drums Me on guitar and oud...   http://www.gordongrdinamusic.com

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Wednesday Jul 04
1:00PM  JULY 4TH OUTDOOR CELEBRATION!!!
Robin and co., hosts

Jed Distler Ukuladies Bond Street Stilt Band Jessica Crandall Ellen Mandel Michael Lydon Abby Lee
July 4th Outdoor Celebration!!! image

Join us for an incredible outdoor celebration as the nation turns 242 and the cafe turns 41!

On Cornelia Street (in front of and inside of the cafe): Jed Distler and friends lead the celebration. Expect the unexpected in music, cheers, toasts, and stilts! With plenty of special guests including the Ukuladies, Bond Street Stilt Band, Jessica Crandall, Ellen Mandel, Michael Lydon, Abby Lee, and a cast of thousands!

8:01PM  DAN LOOMIS AND REVOLUTIONS
Jeff Miles, guitar;  Rob Mosher, clarinet;  Dan Loomis, bass;  Ronen Itzik, drums
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REVOLUTIONS aims to keep revolutionary passion alive in America. To keep awake to the willingness to turn an old way on its head and do the messy, hard work of starting over to build something better. So much what is sacred to us in the cultures of the Western hemisphere was accomplished by people who were willing to completely re-imagine their world and had the unflappable persistence to see their vision through. We intend to keep that spirit alive by honoring these heroic actors in American (in the broad sense of the term, South and North America, indeed all the Western Hemisphere, bound together by our shared legacy as the ‘new world’ products of recent colonialism, population replacement, slavery and revolution from imperial oppression) revolutionary moments and movements. Our American history is rich with people who fought tirelessly for a world that seemed impossible given the parameters that they grew up with. We intend to keep that spirit of achieving the impossible, of overcoming intractable obstacles of tradition, alive by lifting up their lives and stories. Of course, REVOLUTIONS is not a history class or a book or powerful orator. It is a musical ensemble. And how can a musical ensemble tell the story of history and recount the power of revolution?? Of course, we cannot do it in the traditional way. But to bring revolution it is necessary not only to know your history but also to have an overwhelming passion for a better world. This what the music of REVOLUTIONS aims to foster. That crying-out spirit of the revolutionary moment. That all-consuming desire to move forward past the immediately possible present to the audaciously improbable future.

Only July 4th, we will look beyond the usual suspects to celebrate the lives of South American and Caribbean revolutionaries. Come hear music telling the stories of Toussaint Louverture, Simon Bolivar, Jose Atonio Paez and Francisco de Miranda.

  www.danloomismusic.com

Thursday
Jul 05
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.

8:00PM  YOAV ESHED QUINTET
Itai Kriss, flute;  Yoav Eshed, guitar;  Sean Wayland, keyboard;  Ben Tiberio , bass;  Ari Hoenig, drums
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Yoav Eshed Quintet award-winning guitarist Yoav Eshed features an all-star band with some of the best musicians in NYC for an unforgettable night of jazz.

  yoaveshed.com

9:30PM  ANDY BIANCO QUARTET
Andy Bianco, guitar, comp.;  Glenn White, tenor sax;  Sam Trapchak, bass;  Wayne Smith Jr., drums
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While Andy Bianco is a relative new shooter in the modern jazz realm of six string aficionado's, there is little doubt he is as artistically gifted as he is technically proficient. The band is A list and a first call fire storm of swing that can touch your heart and set your hair on fire at the same time.

"Andy Bianco is an amazing guitarist. He has great ideas, a fantastic sound, & boundless imagination & fire! This is a great collection of compositions by an exciting player who has a lot to say with his music."--Peter Bernstein

  www.andybiancomusic.com

Friday
Jul 06
8:35PM  JASON YEAGER, RANDAL DESPOMMIER QUARTET
Randal Despommier , alto sax;  Jason Yeager, piano;  Danny Weller, bass;  Jay Sawyer, drums
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Pianist/composer Jason Yeager and saxophonist/composer Randal Despommier return to the Cornelia Street Cafe, celebrating their new collaborative album, All At Onceness, just released on Red Piano Records. This genre- and centuries-spanning amalgam is a soulful mix of improvisational arrangements of Baroque, Romantic, twentieth-century, and contemporary pieces. With source material ranging from Bach to Stravinsky, Scriabin to Messiaen, these intrepid composer-improvisers stake out their own territory in a diverse program that combines folk-like melodies, evocative harmonies, and infectious rhythms.

“...[Jason Yeager] always impressed me with his talent, his curiosity and his desire to create his own music while really investigating the jazz piano tradition.” -Fred Hersch, Grammy-nominated pianist/composer and Doris Duke Fellow

“[Randal Despommier’s] Dance of Fury with Jason is multi-dimensional New Orleans hot….[Cherokee] is sensational, Randal’s masterpiece so far.”--Ran Blake, pianist/composer and MacArthur Fellow

  www.jasonyeager.com www.redpianorecords.com

Saturday
Jul 07
2:00PM  CORNELIA STREET UNDERGROUND CINEMA
Michael Jacobsohn, host and curator

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6:00PM  ARCOIRIS SANDOVAL FIRST VOYAGE: CD RELEASE
ArcoIris Sandoval, piano;  Marty Kenney, bass;  Allan Mednard, drums
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ArcoIris Sandoval's Sonic Asylum trio is celebrating the release of her debut album "First Voyage” featuring Marty Kenney and Allan Mednard. The album was produced by Eugene Marlow and released on his label MEII Enterprises. The music of the evening will include her compositions and arrangements from the new album.

  www.arcoirissandoval.com/index.html www.youtube.com/user/arcodite

8:35PM  YOTAM SILBERSTEIN QUARTET
Yotam Silberstein, guitar;  Glenn Zaleski, piano;  Noam Wiesenberg, bass;  Daniel Dor, drums
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In between world tours, Yotam Silberstein and the band return to CSC with some exciting new music.

"Yotam Silberstein improvises in a cutting tone and writes heady original tunes that seem to tug the straight-ahead jazz tradition in new direction."- NY times

Sunday
Jul 08
6:00PM  NEW AIRES TANGO
Malena Dayen, vocals;  David Rosenmeyer, piano
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The unique collaboration of tango singer Malena Dayen and pianist/arranger David Rosenmeyer invites us to delve into each song as a whole world within itself. The repertoire that New Aires Tango performs is drawn mainly from the golden age of tango singers and writers. Yet music from other styles such as folkloric Argentinean, Mexican and Cuban songs are presented under the same umbrella to reflect on the lineage and influence of the Tango tradition.

  newaires.com

8:00PM  ISRAELI JAZZ SPOTLIGHT: ALON BENJAMINI
Nadav Remez, host

Asaf Even Zur, saxophone;  Miki Yamanaka, piano;  Pablo Menares, bass;  Alon Benjamini, drums
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Alon Benjamini will be playing his original compositions, with a band of working musicians from the local New York jazz scene.

9:30PM  ISRAELI JAZZ SPOTLIGHT: ROY BEN YOSEF TRIO
Nadav Remez, host

Roy Ben Yosef, drums, comp.;  Tal Mashiach, bass;  Payton Pleninger, tenor sax;  Agona Shporta, vocals
Israeli Jazz Spotlight: Roy Ben Yosef Trio image

Drummer and composer Roy Ben Yosef, born and raised in Jerusalem, brings his intuitive NYC trio to Cornelia St. Cafe for their New York premiere. Roy has been residing in NYC for the last 3 years, where he connected the trio's members. Together they formed a strong musical connection based on a mutual inclination towards space and spontaneous interaction. Just before recording their debut album, the trio will present original compositions and arrangements, reflecting Roy's recent road trip through the US.

Monday
Jul 09
6:00PM  THE JOE PINO ORGAN TRIO
Joe Pino, trumpet/flugelhorn;  Ryan Slatko, organ;  Jeff Krol, drums
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High energy straight ahead jazz. Featuring Joe’s original compositions and arrangements.

  joepinojazz.com

8:30PM  NO SURRENDER
Paul Bogaev, vocals, piano
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Emmy and Grammy award winning pianist and singer Paul Bogaev performs songs by Bruce Springsteen, Ed Sheeran, and Tom Waits.

Bogaev has built up a distinctive persona with his unique musical interpretations and his energetic stage presence.

He is also a natural born storyteller.

Tuesday
Jul 10
6:00PM  NEW YORK STORY EXCHANGE
Nicole Ferraro, host

Becca Beberaggi Elana Lancaster Thomas R. Pryor Gail Thomas
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HEAR STORIES! TELL STORIES!

Featured stories by Becca Beberaggi, Elana Lancaster, Thomas R. Pryor, and Gail Thomas.

Host: Nicole Ferraro

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

8:00PM  EVAN FRANCIS SEXTET
Marianne Solivan, voice;  Matt Nelson, tenor sax;  Mitch Marcus, tenor sax;  Evan Francis, alto sax, flute;  Josh Bailey, drums;  Kurt Kotheimer, bass
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"Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree." MLK

  www.evanfrancismusic.com

9:30PM  JUAN CAMILO SANCHEZ, CD RELEASE
Juan Camilo Sanchez, drums;  Nathan Bellott, alto sax;  Dan Pappalardo, bass;  Marcio Garcia, piano
Juan Camilo Sanchez, CD Release image

Drummer Juan Camilo Sanchez brings his quartet to present the music of his debut album Eccentric / Concentric. Heavily inspired by the rich folklore of his native Colombia, Juan's music explores different textures and colors through haunting melodies and intricate interplay. Join us on what will be a truly unforgettable performance.

  www.juancamilosanchezmusic.com

Drum kit donated by
CANOPUS DRUMS, Japan

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There is always a one-drink minimum per set; times are door opening times