See the previous week's performances.   November 29-December 06, 2017  See the next week's performances.
Wednesday,  Nov 29 - 6:00PM 
Marius Duboule, guitar;  Tony Malaby, tenor saxophone;  Billy Mintz, drums
Marius Duboule Trio image

Based in Brooklyn, the Swiss and French guitarist Marius Duboule presents a set of original and improvised music with his trio featuring Tony Malaby on tenor saxophone and Billy Mintz on the drums.

 $10.00 cover plus $10.00 minimum

Wednesday,  Nov 29 - 8:00PM 
Philip Dizack, trumpet;  Immanuel Wilkins, alto sax;  Shai Maestro, piano;  Noam Wiesenberg, bass;  Kush Abadey, drums
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After recording his first record as a leader, Israeli Bassist and composer Noam Wiesenberg is bringing his band to Cornelia St. Cafe for a live performance of original & cinematic music from the upcoming record!

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum

Wednesday,  Nov 29 - 9:30PM 
Troy Roberts, saxophone;  Dan Kaufman, piano;  Peter Slavov, bass;  Colin Stranahan, drums
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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 $10 minimum

Thursday,  Nov 30 - 6:00PM 
Dave Juarez, guitar, compositions;  Lluc Casares, tenor saxophone;  Marty Isenberg, bass;  Eric Reeves, drums
Dave Juarez Stories image

Dave's debut "Round Red Light" was a compilation of stories from the old continent but this new project "Stories" is a compilation of new music written bringing New York into the mix. "He doesn’t sound like anybody else to me and it’s obvious that he has a great control of the guitar” - John Abercrombie

“Scorching intensity and substance from start to finish.”. - Jazz Times

 $10.00 cover plus $10.00 minimum 

Thursday,  Nov 30 - 8:00 & 9:30pm 
Chris Dingman, vibraphone;  Linda Oh, bass;  Tim Kelper, drums
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Chris Dingman is among the most celebrated composers and vibraphonists of his generation. Hailed by the New York Times as a “dazzling” soloist and composer with a “fondness for airtight logic and burnished lyricism,” his progressive approach has earned him praise as “an extremely gifted young composer, bandleader, recording artist, and much sought-after sideman” (Jon Weber, NPR). In this exclusive performance he unveils new compositions for trio exploring sonic and textural possibilities of the vibraphone, featuring an impeccable rhythm section.

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum 

Friday,  Dec 01 - 6:00PM 
Kat Georges, Peter Carlaftes, hosts

Meagan Brothers Adam Lance Garcia Robert Gibbons Karen Hildebrand Jane Ormerod Kofi Forson Aimee Herman David Lawton Jane LeCroy John S. Paul
The Monthly: Prose! Poetry! Party! 5! image

Featuring Stories and Poems by top Three Rooms Press Authors

Three Rooms Press presents our Fifth Annual Prose! Poetry! Party! featuring award-winning authors (and kick-ass performers!) including award winning novelist/poet Meagan Brothers, famed mystery/crime author Adam Lance Garcia, performance poets Robert Gibbons, Karen Hildebrand, Jane Ormerod, and Kofi Forson, and musician/poets Aimee Herman, David Lawton, Jane LeCroy, and John S. Paul.

The event is hosted by Three Rooms Press co-directors Peter Carlaftes and Kat Georges. All audience members will be eligible to win fabulous free prizes throughout the evening!

 $10.00 includes a drink

Friday,  Dec 01 - 8:30 & 10:00pm 
Julien Labro, accordion;  Olli Soikkeli, guitar;  Edward Perez, bass;  Nick Anderson, drums
Julien Labro & Olli Soikkeli Quartet image

“France-born Julien Labro makes a favorable impression. He has a smooth, pleasing quality to the sound of the accordion he fingers and squeezes with such nonchalant expertise.” –Downbeat Magazine

“Olli Soikkeli, a riveting finnish guitarist who combines astonishing dexterity and speed with pure soul in a way that places him among the worthiest current day successors to the legacy of the great Django.” -Wall Street Journal

 $10 cover plus $15 minimum

Saturday,  Dec 02 - 6:00PM 
Andy Christie, host

Sean O'Brien Gastor Almonte Peter Aguero Tracy Rowland
The Liar Show image

Seek Truth. Get a T-Shirt.

4 Storytellers, 3 True Stories, 1 Pack of Lies. Uncover the liar and win a prize worth its weight in fool's gold!

Tonight The Liar Show welcomes stories from Sean O'Brien (Moth GrandSlam Champion), Gastor Almonte (Comedy Central), Peter Aguero (The Moth Radio Hour; Ted Talks), and Tracy Rowland (Cartoon Network; Al Jazeera America).

with host ANDY CHRISTIE - N.Y. Times; The Moth Radio Hour

"They can lie to me all night long!" - The New York Times

"Christie & Co. make dishonesty fun again." - TimeOut New York

 $10.00 cover plus $10.00 minimum

Saturday,  Dec 02 - 8:30 & 10:00pm 
Gilad Hekselman, guitar;  Kendrick Scott, drums;  James Francies , piano
Gilad Hekselman ZuperOctave image

"ZuperOctave is an exploration of sound and space. After establishing his sound in the classic jazz trio and quartet, Hekselman goes exploring with a bass-less semi-electronic band employing some of his old songs and adding some especially written ones to the repertoire."

 $10 cover plus $15 minimum

Sunday,  Dec 03 - 6:00PM 
Roald Hoffman, Dave Soldier, hosts

Dirk Trauner, physiologist;  Elena Mindlina, soprano;  Ernest Shteynberg, piano
Entertaining Science: The Taste of Light  image

Our program will mingle the senses in ways you probably would not have thought possible (yet Oliver Sacks would have loved). Take the work of Dirk Trauner, a physiologist and chemist at NYU, who works on the restoration of vision and in the fight against cancer. He and his dedicated team of students make synthetic molecules that literally flip-flop when irradiated with light. This process is not unlike what happens in rhodopsin, the purple pigment that underlies human vision. As the synthetic molecules flip and flop, they not only change their shape but also their biological activity. They can be used to restore vision in blind animals - and hopefully soon in humans. And can be used in cancer chemotherapy and to convert taste-receptors into light receptors (“Photogastronomy”). Nobody knows what this is good for, but it is certainly fun to do.

Elena Mindlina, a remarkable Russian-born American soprano, a Doctor of Musical Arts, believes that an absence of knowledge is a kind of blindness, and that a free human voice has healing qualities due to its ability to share feelings, beauty, and the light of knowledge in the most refined and unique way.

Adding to "The Taste of Light," Elena will present masterpieces of Russian song literature written by the legendary composers Piotr Tchaikovsky, Sergey Rachmaninoff, and others. Building the bridges of all the senses between her two beloved countries, Elena will end her program with the golden American standards – George Gershwin’s "I Got Rhythm" and Nicholas Brodsky’s "Be My Love" – thus sending a reminder that no matter how dark it may seem, the light will shine through if we hang onto our good rhythm and the ability to love, accompanied by the pianist Ernest Shteynberg.

 $10.00 cover plus $10.00 minimum

Sunday,  Dec 03 - 8:30 & 10:00pm 
Koran Agan, host

Luke Hendon, guitar;  Josh Kaye, guitar;  Scott Tixier, violin;  Tony Jarvis, bass clarinet;  Ben Rubens, bass

Cornelia Street Cafe, with it's Django at Cornelia Street series, celebrates the music of Django Reinhardt by featuring some of the finest gypsy jazz bands and other musicians influenced by the legendary gypsy guitarist.

Luke Hendon draws from the tradition of the legendary gypsy guitar of Django Reinhardt and comes out swinging, soulful, funky, fresh, and innovative with his own project. In this stripped down acoustic setting, Luke's guitar takes center stage. His recent obsession with the music of Django Reinhardt inspired him to come up with his own unique take on the style of gypsy jazz.

“Luke Hendon’s music is a reaffirmation of Jazz as ‘fun.’” -Jazz Profiles

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum    http://

Monday,  Dec 04 - 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,  Dec 04 - 8:30PM 
David Amram, piano, french horn, flutes, composition & surprises;  Kevin Twigg, drums, glockenspiel;  Rene Hart, bass;  Elliot Peper, bongos
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This series explores in his highly personable, generous and informal style the astonishing variety of David Amram's interests and accomplishments--renowned composer of symphonic classical music, jazz compositions, improvisation, spoken word, scat, he sits at the piano, schmoozes about music, about the greats, the beats, the obscure, the legendary; plays the French horn, pulls out all kinds of instruments (flutes, drums, horns) gathered from his many circumnavigations of the globe, pulls in guests drawn from just about every artistic walk of life.

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum

Tuesday,  Dec 05 - 6:00PM 
A Poetry Provocation of Bourgeois Normalities

Liora Mondlak Don Hogle

Liora Mondlak remembers accompanying her mother to the market in Mexico City, where she grew up. She remembers the chickens hanging by their feet, and the sawdust around her saddle shoes. Years later, she would return to the market to buy ground chameleon, a well-known love potion, which she uses sparingly.

Don Hogle’s love of poetry began as a child, acting out the witches’ scenes from Macbeth with monkey puppets. He was disciplined in kindergarten for kissing the girls. Some things have changed over the intervening six decades, others not so much.

 $10.00 includes a drink

Tuesday,  Dec 05 - 8:00PM 
Deborah Latz, curator

Lauren Lee, voice, piano, compostion;  Shelly Washington, baritone sax, flute;  Brad Mulholland, alto sax, clarinet;  Lauren Seay, bass, voice;  Kevin Neyer, drums

Fresh from an extended European tour, Lauren Lee presents a program of new songs that reflect her global influences and experiences as a stranger trying to communicate in a language that anyone can understand. Constantly exploring the outer realms of what's possible with the human voice and ear, her compositions and improvisations draw on feelings of apprehension and disappointment as well as elation and curiosity.

"Most highly recommended, especially for listeners who love a solid sonic adventure." - Dick Metcalf/CADENCE Magazine

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum

Voxecstatic: Lauren Lee- Curious Beings image
Tuesday,  Dec 05 - 9:30PM 
Deborah Latz, curator

Dor Sagi, voice;  Naama Gheber, voice;  Arta Jekabsone, voice;  Eliza Bake, voice;  Mike Sheelar, piano;  John Koozin, bass;  Yonatan Oleiski, drums
Voxecstatic: MATKOT: Mediterranean Vocal Jazz Band image

MATKOT is the sound of a female vocal quartet and a swinging jazz trio playing the unique arrangements of Israeli composer Rami Bar-David. Lush harmonies and Mediterranean flavor Bar-David's grooves hip compositional style, which deconstructs jazz standards and popular classics and re-arranges them into a distinctive new sound. Based in New York, MATKOT's music draws on both the jazz tradition and their Israeli roots to create a vibrant new repertoire.

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum    http://

Wednesday,  Dec 06 - 6:00PM 
Margarita Rovenskaya, piano;  Elly Toyoda, violin
Margarita Rovenskaya and Elly Toyoda image

Music for Piano and Violin. Join us for an evening of Chopin Impromptus, Debussy Images, Mozart and Brahms Piano and Violin Sonatas, and Gershwin Porgy and Bess!

 $10.00 cover plus $10.00 minimum

Wednesday,  Dec 06 - 8:00 & 9:30pm 
Tomas Fujiwara, drums;  Ben​ ​Goldberg, clarinet;  Mary​ ​Halvorson, guitar
The Out Louds image Reuben​ ​Radding

The​ ​working​ ​method​ ​of​ ​The​ ​Out​ ​Louds​ ​is​ ​sonic​ ​research,​ ​conducted​ ​on​ ​a​ ​decibel-by-decibel level.​ ​Once​ ​ deconstructed,​ ​the​ ​music​ ​can​ ​be​ ​transmitted​ ​to​ ​the​ ​listener​ ​in​ ​its​ ​pure​ ​form​ ​and beauty.​ ​For​ ​example,​ ​a​ ​person​ ​contemplating​ ​the​ ​Fragility​ ​of​ ​Existence​ ​soon​ ​passes​ ​from​ ​this world,​ ​while​ ​the​ ​fragile​ ​existence​ ​of​ ​the​ ​ universe​ ​continues​ ​forever.​ ​It​ ​is​ ​for​ ​this​ ​reason​ ​that​ ​the song​ ​titles​ ​on​ ​their​ ​first​ ​record​ ​are​ ​derived​ ​from​ ​the​ ​ names​ ​of​ ​flowers​ ​that​ ​one​ ​can​ ​encounter​ ​at the​ ​Brooklyn​ ​Botanical​ ​Gardens.

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum 

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