* Cover is given where known
* There is a one-drinkminimum per set
* Reservations for shows downstairs can only be made by phone:212-989-9319
NYC writers Matthew Daddona, Sarah Dohrmann, George Michelsen Foy, Brandon Judell, Laurie Stone and Quintan Ana Wikswo riff off one anothers’ themes and obsessions with tales that are by turn incisive, moving, outrageous, funny, beautiful, shocking; often all of these at once. Acclaimed composer and bassist Arthur Kell breaks and orchestrates the texts with prismatic jazz compositions and improvisations.
$8 includes a drink
“Meza has a rich voice that’s playful without being too syrupy. She manages to make the music
sound fresh with her obvious enthusiasm and her emotional connection with the songs."
Jason Crane, The Jazz Session
$10.00 cover plus $10.00 minimum
“Morocco's Jazz Jewel: Singing in Berber, Moroccan Arabic, English and French [Malika Zarra] is redefining the term fusion and adding her unique sound to the world” CNN International
"If Sachal Vasandani has a trademark, it’s his vocal tone. Clean and clear, it glides with an accessible assurance.” DownBeat
“Sofía's vocal prowess contains an emotional impact that leaves an audience gasping for air and begging for more. Her power and precision sets her apart from the legions of current jazz vocalists.” The Latin Jazz Corner
$10.00 cover plus $10.00 minimum
Jordan Dodson is a soloist and chamber musician based in New York and Philadelphia. He is currently a Diploma student at the Curtis Institute of Music.
Yumi Tamashiro is a freelance percussionist based in New York City and is a founding member of the Mobius Percussion Quartet. She has performed at various venues such as the Banff Center of Arts, Chapman University, CultureFix, (le) poisson rouge, and Symphony Space in NY.
$8.00 includes a drink
“Jo Lawry numbers among our favorite discoveries of the past year.” Time Out New York
Peter Eldridge is best known as a member of jazz-vocal ensembles such as New York Voices and Moss, but on his own he is a prolific composer and arranger. His latest offering, Mad Heaven, was released on Palmetto Records to much critical acclaim and he has also worked with Bobby McFerrin (lending his voice to McFerrin’s recent ‘Vocabularies’ project), Michael Brecker, Meredith Monk, Fred Hersch, George Benson, Kenny Werner, David Byrne, Jim Hall, Larry Goldings, the Roches, Jonatha Brooke, Bill Charlap, Betty Buckley, Joshua Redman, and many others.
“A superb musical alchemist, Peter Eldridge synthesizes modern jazz with not only pop but also R&B and latin music. The results are varied and dynamic but also aesthetically focused, as Eldridge’s mellifluous baritone and urbane lyrics brim with pop accessibility”(JazzTimes).
4 Storytellers, 3 True Stories, 1 Pack of Lies. Uncover the liar and win a prize worth its weight in fool's gold.
This month, The Liar Show welcomes Ophira Eisenberg (Host of NPR's Ask Me Another), Andy Ross (Mad Magazine), Tracy Rowland (TV writer, producer), and Martin Dockery (Wanderlust, "Fantastic!" - NY Times).
Hosted by Andy Christie (NY Times; WFUV's CityScape)
$15.00 includes a drink
$10 cover plus $10 minimum
The Mighty Cci House Band plays Terry Riley’s In C plus…
ComposersCollaborative Inc. turns 25 on October 9th (it also happens to be
John Lennon’s 72nd birthday). Raise a glass with us as the Mighty CCi House
Band serves up their highly acclaimed version of Terry Riley’s minimalist
manifesto IN C, led by CCi’s artistic director Jed Distler and Serial
Underground’s guest curator Demetrius Spaneas. Look out for surprise
performers (including many Serial Underground favorites) and some unexpected
In 2007, Distler directed In C with 100 musicians outside in front of the
Cornelia Street Café for the first Make Music New York Festival, and again
in 2010. The New York Times’ Allan Kozinn praised the performance, noting
its “joyfulness tempered now and then with dynamic subtlety.”
Proceeds from this evening will benefit Serial Underground’s 2012/13 season.
$10 music charge at the door, plus $10.00 drink/food minimum
“…intense lyricism, striking melodies, subtle electronics and a rock-solid band."-- Steve Smith, Time Out NY
$15 cover plus $10 minimum
$10 cover (plus $10 minimum)
The Wee Trio burst onto the scene with Capitol Diner Vol. 1, winning huge international acclaim and being picked for the Top Ten CDs of ’08 by The San Francisco Chronicle, Boston’s Patriot Ledger and All About Jazz. The same year, the brooklyn-born band became ‘bi-coastal’, with James returning to the New Orleans to pioneer the post-Katrina Musicians’ Village. The group toured extensively, playing across the US at venues and festivals such as Snug Harbor, Jazz at the Bistro, the Harrisburg Jazz Festival, Rochester’s MCC Jazz Festival and the Jazz Bakery. In 2010 the release of Capitol Diner, Vol. 2: Animal Style, an exciting evolution of the trios sound inspired by their travels, brought a fresh round of excitement and praise from critics and fans alike.
Kicking off the fall season of The White Swallow Reading Series with Ben Fama, Wayne Koestenbaum, Ariana Reines, and Rachel Zucker
Wayne Koestenbaum is the author of several collectionsof poetry, including Blue Stranger withMosaic Background (forthcoming, 2012), Best-Selling Jewish Porn Films (2006), The Milk of Inquiry (1999), and Ode to Anna Moffo and Other Poems(1990), which was named one of the VillageVoice Literary Supplement’s Favorite Books of the Year.
His prose works include Humiliation(2011); Hotel Theory (2007);the novel Moira Orfei in Aigues-Mortes(2004); Cleavage: Essays on Sex, Stars,and Aesthetics (2000); and National Book Critics CircleAward–nominated The Queen’s Throat:Opera, Homosexuality, and the Mystery of Desire (1993).
He received a B.A. from Harvard University, an M.A. from Johns Hopkins University,and a Ph.D. from Princeton University. Currently, he lives in New York City,where he is Distinguished Professor of English at the City University of NewYork Graduate Center.
Rachel Zucker is the author offour books of poetry, most recently, Museum of Accidents, which was afinalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Along with poet ArielleGreenberg, Zucker co-wrote Home/Birth: a poemic and co-edited twoanthologies: Starting Today: 100 Poems for Obama’s First 100 Days and WomenPoets on Mentorship: Efforts and Affections. She lives in New York with herhusband and their three sons. In addition to teaching at NYU and the 92ndStreet Y she is a certified labor doula and is studying to become a childbirth educator.
$8 cover includes a house drink
"One of the astounding jazz piano trios of the past decade… in a class unto itself, stunning the listener to
attention."--Don Williamson, JAZZ REVIEW
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.
All are welcome.
$10 cover plus $10 minimum
Cover is given where known
Many spoken words events are free
There is always a one-drink minimum per set; times are door opening times