See the previous week's performances.   January 08-January 15, 2018  See the next week's performances.
Monday,  Jan 08 - 6:00PM 
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!!!

 $15.00 includes a drink 

Monday,  Jan 08 - 8:00 & 9:30pm 
Rich Perry, tenor sax;  Aaron Goldberg, piano;  Clarence Penn, drums;  Michael Blanco, bass
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Bassist and composer Michael Blanco returns to the Cornelia Street Cafe with an all-star line up of collaborators: veteran tenor saxophonist Rich Perry, pianist Aaron Goldberg and master drummer Clarence Penn. The quartet will be supporting their new 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

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum

Tuesday,  Jan 09 - 6:00PM 
Barbara Aliprantis, host

Robert Basey Jim Hawkins Sheryl Marshall Elizabeth Rowe
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Featured stories by Robert Basey, Jim Hawkins, Sheryl Marshall, Elizabeth Rowe

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

 $10.00 includes a drink 

Tuesday,  Jan 09 - 8:00PM 
Deborah Latz, curator

Kari van der Kloot, voice;  Lisanne Tremblay, violin;  Jamie Reynolds, piano;  Gary Wang, bass;  Nathan Ellman-Bell, drums
Voxecstatic: Kari van der Kloot Quintet image

Canadian vocalist and composer Kari van der Kloot has a unique vocal sound that has been described as “ethereal” and “bell-like”. Her thoughtful compositions and arrangements show an intensely personal commitment to the lyrics and music: every word is felt deeply and honestly, and the music is intricate while leaving room for each band member to express themselves. Kari has performed throughout the United States, Canada and South Korea.

Kari's debut album “Seedling” was released in the fall of 2016.

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum

Tuesday,  Jan 09 - 9:30PM 
Deborah Latz, curator

Hiske Oosterwijk, voice;  Misha Tsyganov, piano;  Boris Kozlov, bass;  Donald Edwards, drums;  special guest Ivan Baryshnikov, tenor sax

‘Inhale a peaceful breeze, then exhale the love calm’

This is a sentence out of one of the lyrics Hiske Oosterwijk wrote to Alex Spipiagin’s music. It’s her vision towards singing. ‘I breathe in and every note and sound comes with love’. When she sings she wants to touch the audience, inspire them, entertain them. 
Hiske brings her quartet to Cornelia Street for a set of arrangements on jazz standards and original compositions.

Hiske Oosterwijk (1989) is a jazz vocalist, born and raised in Friesland, NL. She’s been working for several years with Alex Sipiagin in the New Path Quintet with whom she toured a lot around the world and released 2 albums, the third is on its way. Hiske also released her own album ‘Embraser Vivre Aimer’ in September 2016 with the band EVA with whom she won the 2017 Concours de la Chanson.

‘I’ve experienced a driven, very motivated and hardworking musician. Always eager to learn and grow to a higher musical level.’ – Alex Sipiagin

‘Hiske is voice-technically very strong and this appears in her performance and repertoire, where you can see a flexible and versatile vocalist.’ – Leeuwarder Courant

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum

Wednesday,  Jan 10 - 6:00PM 
Vicki Burns, vocals;  Art Hirahara, piano;  Sam Bevan, bass
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The Vicki Burns Trio featuring Art Hirahara on piano and Sam Bevan on bass returns to Cornelia Street Cafe!

The performance will feature rarely done standards and fresh original music in preparation for an upcoming recording later in 2018!

After making New York City her home in 2009, Vicki has performed at such venues as Birdland, The Iridium, The Metropolitan Room, Jazz at the Kitano, Zinc Bar, The Cupping Room Cafe, North Square and a three year long residency at the elegant Lexington Hotel. Known for her the beauty of her tone and her powerful 3 octave range, Vicki Burns brings her soulful interpretations of rarely done standards from the Great American Songbook and original music back to Cornelia Street Cafe with the duo of Art Hirahara on piano, and bassist Sam Bevan who is currently writing new arrangements for Vicki’s upcoming recording in late fall of 2018.

 $10.00 cover plus $10.00 minimum

Wednesday,  Jan 10 - 8:00 & 9:30pm 
Ethan Iverson, piano;  Michael Formanek, bass;  Vinnie Sperrazza, drums;  Kyle Nasser, tenor sax
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Nasser and Sperrazza explore diverse original compositions with two modern masters rounding out the quartet: Ethan Iverson and Michael Formanek.

“[Nasser possesses] superlative musicianship as a performer, writer and a bandleader…ardent creativity and urbane artistic composure” – Hrayr Attarian, All About Jazz

"Sperrazza, like Elvin, is a master of polyrhythms and but deploys them in hidden, tactical ways...maintaining the balance between the mainstream and the mad scientist modes." - S. Victor Aaron, Something Else

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum

Thursday,  Jan 11 - 6:00PM 
Ian Singleton Natalya Sukhonos Anton Yakovlev Cal Freeman Michael Collins
Five Live: An Evening of Engaging Readings image

Join us for a night of readings featuring Ian Singleton, Natalya Sukhonos, Anton Yakovlev, Cal Freeman, and Michael Collins -- an array of talents, forms and styles, not to be missed!

 $10.00 includes a drink 

Thursday,  Jan 11 - 8:00PM 
George Garzone, tenor sax;  Colin Stranahan, drums

This is a new project for George, and Colin. The two have played together in many different situation. Through playing in these situation they have found there to be deep chemistry musically. Join as this duo plays publicly for the first time.

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum 

APAP Fest: George Garzone/Colin Stranahan Duo image
Thursday,  Jan 11 - 9:30PM 
Glenn Zaleski, piano;  Rick Rosato, bass;  Colin Stranahan, drums
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The leaderless trio will be back at Cornelia St. Cafe after a week long tour in the USA. Playing all new music in preparation for a new recording this summer. Since te release of their second album, Limitless, the three gentleman have become some of the most active players in NYC with support of the likes of Dr. Lonnie Smith, Billy Hart, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Jonathan Kreisberg, Gilad Hekselman, Ari Hoenig, Peter Bernstein. Come out and support this beautiful night of music!!

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum 

Friday,  Jan 12 - 6:00PM 
Barry Wallenstein, poetry;  Alan Rosenthal, piano;  Ken Filiano, bass;  Robert Silverman, trumpet;  Jeremy Carlstedt, drums;  Vincent Chancey, french horn;  Gilbert King Elisa, guest poet
An Evening of Song, Poetry, and Music image

 10.00 cover plus $10.00 minimum; $10.00 total for students 
Friday,  Jan 12 - 8:30PM 
Dayna Stephens, saxophone;  Dan Kaufman, piano;  Peter Slavov, bass;  Mark McLean, drums
APAP Fest: Peter Slavov Quartet image

Better known as a sideman with Joe Lovano, George Garzone, Alfredo Rodriguez and others, bassist Peter Slavov has been writing music since his early days as a professional musician. He and his quartet will be performing some of this music, as well as new music written for the occasion.

 $10 cover plus $15 minimum

Friday,  Jan 12 - 10:00PM 
Yotam Silberstein, guitar;  Sam Yahel, piano;  Matt Penman, bass;  Ofri Nehemya, drums
APAP Fest: Yotam Silberstein Quartet image

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

 $10 cover plus $15 minimum

Saturday,  Jan 13 - 6:00PM 
Maria Lisella, Gil Fagiani, hosts

Joanna Clapps Herman Joseph Salvatore
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The Italian American Writers Association is celebrating its 26th Anniversary. Since 1991, IAWA has given voice to writers through its literary series every 2nd Saturday of the month. Readings begin with an Open Mic: IAWA-East is held even months at Sidewalk Café and IAWA-West continues at Cornelia Street Café on odd months.

Tonight, IAWA welcome educators and authors ... Joanna Clapps Herman and Joseph Salvatore.

 $10.00 includes a drink

Saturday,  Jan 13 - 8:30 & 10:00pm 
Andrew Rathbun, saxophones;  Tim Hagans, trumpet;  Gary Versace, piano;  Jay Anderson, bass;  Eric McPherson, drums

Join Andrew Rathbun as he returns to Cornelia Street Cafe with this stellar ensemble as they play compositions from Andrew’s last record, Numbers & Letters, as well as pieces from the just recorded new CD "Character Study."

This band has a “gritty-cool character” while exhibiting “super sophisticated playing” (Jazzwise). Rathbun’s compositions have been described as "lyrical, with great facility in developing complex moods” (Toronto Star).

 $10 cover plus $15 minimum

APAP Fest: Andrew Rathbun Quintet image
Sunday,  Jan 14 - 6:00PM 
Adrianne Munden-Dixon, violin;  Carrie Frey, viola;  Julia Henderson, cello
Desdemona: Fantasies and Visions image

Desdemona is a flexible group dedicated to performing classical music of all eras. They return to the Cornelia Street Café in string trio form performing a program of Fantasies and Visions. Come enjoy the dulcet polyphony of Henry Purcell, Sofia Gubaidulina’s mystical characters, and a frolic through Luciano Berio's youthful Divertimento.

 $10.00 includes a drink

Sunday,  Jan 14 - 8:00 & 9:30pm 
Marina Elana, flamenco dance;  Juan Pedro Jiménez, guitar;  Alfonso Cid, voice
Nueva York Flamenco City image

You don’t have to travel to Spain to experience flamenco. Ever since the Spanish bolero school dancer Fanny Elssler set foot on the New York stage in 1840 New York City has had a vibrant flamenco scene. “Nueva York Flamenco City” is comprised of singer and flautist Alfonso Cid, flamenco guitarist Juan Pedro Jiménez and dancer Marina Elana.

Alfonso is a native of Seville, Spain and a well-known artist in the USA and abroad. Fresh from a tour of Spain with the New York Bojaira Jazz Flamenco Project, he has also toured the United States with many of the main flamenco companies in the country, Israel with the Jerusalem Andalusian Orchestra, and has traveled all over the world with famous bachata artist Romeo Santos.

Marina began training at an early age in Spanish classical dance and flamenco with Adela Clara and continued with La Mónica and Yaelisa in the San Francisco Bay Area. In Spain, she studied in Sevilla and Madrid with artists such as Yolanda Heredia, Belen Maya, Isabel Bayon and Soledad Barrio. Marina has performed with companies across the United States including Theatre Flamenco of San Francisco, Maria Benitez’s Teatro Flamenco in Santa Fe and Yaelisa & Caminos Flamencos. Marina has been a company member of Soledad Barrio & Noche Flamenca since 2012.

Juan Pedro Jiménez is a native flamenco guitarist from Cádiz, Spain. He has toured throughout Spain in settings from the most traditional to educational demonstrations and theater productions. He has recently moves to the USA and has integrated rapidly in the New York flamenco scene.

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum

Monday,  Jan 15 - 6:00PM 
Elena Mindlina, soprano;  Ernest Shteynberg, piano
Birthday Love Sharing: A Musical Journey image

After their successful debut at Cornelia's in December, the brilliant duo Elena Mindlina (soprano) and Ernest Shteynberg (piano) return with their show "Birthday Love Sharing" to celebrate Elena's birthday and share their love and talent through Elena's most beloved melodies from Italy, Germany, Russia, Naples, and the USA. Come to enjoy a unique musical journey from opera to jazz!

 $10.00 cover plus $10.00 minimum

Monday,  Jan 15 - 8:00 & 9:30pm 
John Hadfield, host

Jenny Luna, voice, percussion;  Kane Mathis, oud;  Eylem Basald, violin;  Marandi Hostetter, violin;  Zoe Christiansen, clarinet;  John Murchison, kanun;  Adam Good, bass;  Shane Shannahan, percussion;  Philip Mayer, percussion
Percussion Fest: Seyyah image

Combining the forces of some of city's finest performers of Turkish music, Seyyah draws on a wide repertoire from Ottoman classical music to pop. Collectively, this large ensemble gives voice to a sound that reflects the origins and tradition of the music of Asia Minor while expressing the distinctly modern sound of music in New York City today.

 $10 cover Plus $10 minimum 

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