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Photographs by Linda Zecchino

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Sunday
Sep 10
6:00PM  REMEMBRANCES OF 9-11
Gordon Gilbert, host

Remembrances of 9-11 image

No politics, no rants, no diatribes. Only personal remembrances of that day, expressed in poetry, prose, music and song.

Featuring: Kathryn Adisman, Carol Alexander Rosalie Calabrese, Patricia Carragon, Steve Dalachinsky, Lewis Grupper, Bob Heman, Linda Kleinbub, Leilani McInerny, Linda Morales, Ronnie Norpel, Frank Perrero, Fred Simpson, Griselda Steiner, Zev Torres, and Barry Wallenstein

8:00PM  MALNOIA TRIO
Jorn Swart, piano, comp.;  Benni von Gutzeit, viola;  Lucas Pino, bass clarinet

The Malnoia trio, featuring Swart with Benni von Gutzeit (of the Turtle Island Quartet) on viola, and Lucas Pino (whose "No Net Nonet" has had a residency at Smalls Jazz Club for over three years) on bass clarinet, possesses the ability to sweep the listener up in a moving musical experience that has been described as "hallucinogenic chamber music".

"Jorn is a musician of great sensibility, with a very inventive mind. He will surprise us, I'm sure, and so will his music." - Jean-Michel Pilc­

  http://www.jornswart.com

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9:30PM  NATHAN BROWN TRIO
Félix Lemerle, guitar;  Nathan Brown, bass;  Peter Traunmueller, drums
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Every so often a musician and his ensemble come along and stamp their name on today’s musical landscape. With their new release “This is the Moment” (Release Date: September 8th, 2017), led by bassist Nathan Brown, the trio does just that. Joined on the new release by Felix Lemerle on guitar and Peter Traunmueller on drums, Brown and his comrades show why their musicianship and compositional skills are gaining the attention they deserve. The new release is a collection of original compositions along with interpretations of selections from Walter Davis Jr, Grant Green, Leslie Bricusse and Frederik Hollander. Jump on board with the Nathan Brown Trio and enjoy the ride.

  www.nathanbrownmusic.com www.gutstringrecords.com

Monday
Sep 11
6:00PM  MONOLOGUES & MADNESS
Tulis McCall, host

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10 Year Anniversary Show!!

Original Monologues. No slamming, no judges, just great material, excellent actors and YOU. Come See These Amazing Daredevils Perform Without a Net!!!

8:30PM  SOUND TRAFFIC SERIES
Hitomi Honda, host, curator

Howie Kenty Lynn Bechtold Akio Mokuno Hannah Selin
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Pianist, Hitomi Honda brings new composers from unique backgrounds with their personal sounds.

Tuesday
Sep 12
6:00PM  NEW YORK STORY EXCHANGE
Barbara Aliprantis, host

Jamie Brickhouse Scott Gawlicki Judith Heineman Phillip Giambri
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HEAR STORIES! TELL STORIES!

Four featured tellers, followed by an open story exchange: Up to five audience members will each get five minutes of stage time for stories, poems, spoken word, or music. Sign up: 5:45–6:10pm.

This month’s host: Barbara Aliprantis —with featured tellers Jamie Brickhouse; Scott Gawlicki; Judith Heineman; Phillip Giambri

8:00PM  ANDREW HARTMAN: COMPASS, CD RELEASE SHOW
Chris Cheek, tenor sax;  Andrew Hartman, guitar;  Ike Sturm, bass;  Mark Ferber, drums
Andrew Hartman: Compass, CD Release Show image

The quartet will be performing music from their new release Compass, featuring Hartman’s original compositions -modern jazz with influences of Brazilian, Indian, and contemporary classical music. The music draws from a time of frequent travel and change of address for the composer.

“…an engaging and exceptional work of art” - All About Jazz

"...A skillful player that knows how to connect, Hartman impresses mightily here as a writer/leader/performer.” -Chris Spector, Midwest Record

9:30PM  LOGAN STROSAHL QUINTET
Logan Strosahl, saxophone;  Jessica Pavone, viola;  Aquiles Navarro, trumpet;  Lim Yang, bass;  Allan Mednard, drums
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Logan Strosahl Team is a performance ensemble with a unique, post-genre sound influenced by everything from 16th century polyphony to Sun Ra to Pierre Boulez—all animated by the powers of improvisation.

“He makes his septet sound like a court orchestra drunk on Ornette Coleman and Charles Mingus. It is inspired, absorbing, and intelligent....It has all the makings of something great”-–Jazz News France

  www.loganstrosahl.com

Wednesday Sep 13
6:00PM  RED HEN PRESS AT CORNELIA STREET CAFE
Chelsey Clammer Kathline Carr Sebastian Matthews
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Red Hen Press, a non-profit publishing house based out of Los Angeles, is pleased to host Red Hen authors Chelsey Clammer, Kathline Carr and Sebastian Matthews at Cornelia Street Cafe on September 13th, 2017 as a part of their summer New York City event series.

  redhen.org/events/rhp-in-new-york-2/ tinyurl.com/ydxvkh86

8:01PM  MOSTLY OTHER PEOPLE DO THE KILLING
Ron Stabinsky, piano;  Moppa Elliott, bass;  Kevin Shea, drums
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Mostly Other People Do the Killing will be performing on bassist/bandleader Moppa Elliott's Birthday! The group will play selections from their forthcoming album on Hot Cup records entitled "Paint" featuring compositions for piano trio by Elliott as well as Duke Ellington, Huey Lewis, and Joe Zawinul. The music is energetic, swinging, and fun!

Thursday
Sep 14
6:00PM  THE IMPERFECT PERFECT SHOW
Terry Moore, Nelsie Spencer, hosts

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The Imperfect Perfect Show is a mix of storytelling, standup comedy, poetry, short stories and works in progress hosted by comedian/producers Terry Moore and Nelsie Spencer. It’s mostly booked with 2 open spots for 2 lucky audience members who dare to join the spoken word party.

8:01PM  YOTAM SILBERSTEIN & LA FAMILIA
Yotam Silberstein, guitar, comp.;  Rick Rosato, bass;  Ofri Nehemya, drums;  Sam Yahel, piano
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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

Friday
Sep 15
6:00PM  POETS OF THE MIDDLE EAST - IN CELEBRATION OF NATIONAL TRANSLATION MONTH
Farid Bitar, Claudia Serea, Gordon Gilbert, hosts

Maryam Alikhani Maureen Altman J. Lois Diamond Linda Kleinbub Ron Kolm Mindy Levokove Bernard Block Robin Small-McCarthy Mireya Perez, Anoek Van Praag Taliesin Zilberman and Diane Block, music
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A reading of the poems of Rumi, Omar Khayyam, Khalil Gibran, Hafez, Yehudi Amichai, Nizar Qabbani & Mahmoud Darwish

8:35PM  MICHAËL ATTIAS QUINTET
Michaël Attias, alto sax;  Ralph Alessi, trumpet;  Aruàn Ortiz, piano;  Sean Conly, bass;  Francisco Mela, drums
MICHAËL ATTIAS QUINTET image Russ Rowland

For his return to the Cornelia Street Café, Attias has put together a special group featuring close longtime collaborators Ralph Alessi, Sean Conly and Aruàn Ortiz, along with the magical explosive that is Francisco Mela. A map of common influences would include such important coordinates as the music of the AACM, Ornette Coleman, Paul Motian, and Andrew Hill. Tonight, these powerful and unique musicians will play some new compositions by Attias as well as pieces culled from his latest Clean Feed release, the critically-acclaimed Nerve Dance (with Ortiz, John Hébert and Nasheet Waits.)

"Like a high-quality electronic product manufactured by the Panasonic Corporation, the career of alto saxophonist Michaël Attias has always involved being slightly ahead of his time...” – Ken Waxman, JazzWord

  www.michaelattias.com

Saturday
Sep 16
6:00PM  AN OLD-FASHIONED PIANO PARTY WITH LESLIE GOSHKO
Leslie Goshko, piano, vocals
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Heralded as a Time Out New York "Critic's Pick," "An Old-Fashioned Piano Party with Leslie Goshko" returns to The Cornelia Street Cafe. Leslie is an award-winning storyteller, Huffington Post Comedy contributor, and a one-time performer in the Broadway musical Hairspray. And thanks to years of piano lessons, she also happens to be a classically trained pianist. Join Leslie as she combines her love of comedy, storytelling, and music into an old-fashioned piano party. Featuring everything from traditional standards to current pop hits, this evening of music and laughs holds something for everyone.

An award-winning storyteller who’s won our hearts – 92Y Online

She sure knows funny – Backstage

Delightful and razor-sharp – Best NY Comedy

  www.lesliegoshko.com www.facebook.com/ohmygoshko

8:35PM  DAYNA STEPHENS QUARTET
Dayna Stephens, tenor sax;  Philip Dizack, trumpet;  Aidan Carroll, bass;  Kendrick Scott, drums

Recent recipient of the number-two spot for the 2017 DownBeatCritics Poll in the category “Rising Star—Tenor Saxophone, Dayna Stephens has garnered critical acclaim for his playing, compositions and arrangements. Brad Faberman sites Dayna as the xxxx JazzTimes Editor’s Pick, writing, “His big, warm lines are full of notes and intent but also gusts of wind, bodies of water.” For this night Dayna's group will be featuring music from his latest release "Gratitude" along with some freshly written pieces.

  http://www.daynastephens.net

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Sunday
Sep 17
6:00PM  THE JEN & JIMMY SHOW!
Jen Lap & Jimmy Schatz, hosts

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Featured Comics: Rob Stalkie, Jason Chatfield and Mick Thomas.

8:01PM  NEW BRAZILIAN PERSPECTIVES: CHICO PINHEIRO
Billy Newman, host

Chico Pinheiro, guitar, voice;  Helio Alves, piano;  Eduardo Belo, bass;  Ari Hoenig, drums

One of the leading figures in modern Brazilian music, Chico Pinheiro is a rare talent. Not only an exceptional guitarist with a wonderful sound and great fluidity, - and, to boot, hushed, near falsetto vocals that perfectly offset his voluptuous playing! Chico is also a highly original and mature composer/arranger, which are qualities that stand out on his solo recordings. Elected ‘RISING STAR’ by DOWNBEAT Magazine, in 2012.

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Drum kit donated by
CANOPUS DRUMS, Japan

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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