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Photographs by Linda Zecchino

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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
Logan Strosahl Quintet image

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;  Aruŕn 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 Aruŕn 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

The Jen & Jimmy Show! image

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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Monday
Sep 18
6:00PM  WHY'S THAT FUNNY?
Jonathan Lynn Robin Hirsch
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Jonathan Lynn, writer, director, and comedy legend, joins our own Minister of Culture Robin Hirsch as the first part of a night devoted to comedy. Jonathan's new book is a novel, SAMARITANS, which has received glorious reviews. Robin's is Volume I of THE WHOLE WORLD PASSES THROUGH: Stories from the Cornelia Street Cafe, celebrating 40 years of navigating this little craft through the treacherous waters of New York.

"Jonathan Lynn, already a comedy legend, has reinforced his storied reputation with this coruscating, wrathful, passionate, hilarious and astonishingly timely novel. It’s wonderful! I was hooked, mouth open, heart pounding. The catastrophic state of medical care is his story but Samaritans can be read too as a wider allegory, a discourse on a politics of greed, dis-entitlement, deregulation and social brutality that has run quite mad." --Stephen Fry

"Robin Hirsch is a terrific actor . . . He has that rare ability to breathe life into printed characters and let them escape from the page . . . He writes in a wry, humorous style that takes you from glorious laughter one moment to reflective silence the next . . . " --Stephen Porter

  jonathanlynn.com

8:30PM  MORRISON MOTEL
John Morrison, curator and host

Eddie Brill Liz Miele Scott Blakeman Barry Ribs and Janeane Garofalo
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“One of the city’s best alt-comedy shows!” – The NY Post

“Critics’ Pick!” – TimeOut NY

“Works for me.” – Morrison

Tuesday
Sep 19
6:00PM  EROS AND THANATOS IN ANNA FRAJLICH’S POETRY
An Evening of Polish Poetry Presented in Polish and English

Anna Frajlich Ronald Meyer Deborah Latz
Eros and Thanatos in Anna Frajlich’s poetry image

The Greek deities Eros and Thanatos symbolize and personify the strongest, uncontrollable human emotions. Thanatos symbolizes death and mortality, Eros – life, sexual attraction, and love. These symbols and emotions represent antinomy but we all experience them in our life. These emotions played a major role in literature, especially in myth and poetry, from the very beginning. The reading will consist of poems connected to these symbols and images.

  m.youtube.com/watch?v=e-aEUTI09Ps&feature=youtu.be poland.us/strona,20,26939,0,ny-wyroznienia-w-konkursie-wybitny-polak-w-usa-zostaly-przyznane.

8:00PM  CAMILA MEZA & NOAM WIESENBERG
Camila Meza, voice, guitar;  Noam Wiesenberg, bass

  http://www.camilameza.com

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9:30PM  PEREGRINOS
Rodrigo Recabarren, drums, percussion;  Raimundo Santander, guitar
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  www.peregrinosmusic.com www.rodrigorecabarren.com

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