See the previous week's performances.   February 12-February 19, 2018  See the next week's performances.
Monday,  Feb 12 - 6:00PM 
Dave Juarez, guitar, compositions;  Max Zooi, saxophone;  Albert Marques, piano;  Marty Isenberg, bass;  Eric Reeves, drums
Dave Juarez's

"Stories" is a new band that intends to tie together the music with the events that brought it to life.

"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

Monday,  Feb 12 - 8:30PM 
Richard Hoehler, writer, performer

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Award-winning playwright and actor Richard Hoehler’s accolade to his longtime mentor and friend, Edith (E.) Speziali. The worlds of Oscar Wilde and Spalding Gray collide serendipitously as a remarkable twenty-one-year relationship is rendered with irreverent wit, bold pronouncements, and some good old fashioned cursing.

I’m so glad I wasted my life! –E. Speziali

 $10.00 cover plus $10.00 minimum 

Tuesday,  Feb 13 - 6:00PM 
Michele Carlo, host

Anoush Froundjian Dawn Fraser Jennifer Glick Justin McElwee
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New York, “the city that never sleeps,” where everyone has a story to tell…

The New York STORY Exchange continues in 2018 with a rotating host each month and four featured performers, followed by the “5 for 5 Open STORY Exchange”: Up to five audience members can get five minutes each onstage to share stories, poems, spoken word or music! Sign up is from 5:45–6:10pm.

 $10.00 includes a drink

Tuesday,  Feb 13 - 8:00PM 
Robin Verheyen, alto sax;  Jeff Miles, guitar;  Dan Loomis, bass;  Rodrigo Rebecarren, drums

REVOLUTIONS celebrates the instant and spirit of revolutions around the world and through history. At a moment when social and societal change is more urgent than ever, REVOLUTIONS seeks to remind that the flash of change often comes quickly and unexpectedly. By revisiting and honoring the spirit of history’s great revolutions we make ourselves ready to move forward when change comes to our society. The ensemble will play passionate original compositions and folk songs to honor the revolutions of the Caribbean and South America.

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum

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Tuesday,  Feb 13 - 9:30PM 
Andre Matos, guitar;  Andre Carvalho, bass;  Billy Mintz, drums
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Guitarist André Matos presents a trio featuring some of the most brilliant improvisers. New York based and Portuguese native, André Matos has been developing a wide range of projects in the city and abroad.

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum

Wednesday,  Feb 14 - 6:00PM 
Malena Dayen, vocals;  David Rosenmeyer, piano;  Or Bareket, bass
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The unique collaboration of tango singer Malena Dayen and pianist/arranger David Rosenmeyer invites us to delve into each song as a whole world within itself.

The repertoire that New Aires Tango performs is drawn mainly from the golden age of tango singers and writers. Yet music from other styles such as folkloric Argentinean, Mexican and Cuban songs are presented under the same umbrella to reflect on the lineage and influence of the Tango tradition.

 $25.00 includes a glass of bubbly 

Wednesday,  Feb 14 - 8:00PM 
Sofia Ribeiro, voice;  Juan Andrés Ospina, piano
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Sofia Ribeiro is one of the greatest voices from Portugal, a magnificent singer who has the ability to immediately attract the listener to her unique musical universe. With a solid background in jazz studies, a deep connection to Portuguese traditional music, and endless hours of listening to Brazilian legendary musicians, Sofia’s artistry challenges the boundaries of music labels. Well-known for her strong and emotional performances, the multi-awarded New York based singer and composer has captivated audiences all over the world with her powerful, charming sound.

Currently living in between New York and Bogotá (Colombia), Juan Andrés Ospina is one of the most active and prominent exponents of a very outstanding generation of Colombian musicians. His debut album as a leader "BBB" was referred by All About Jazz as one of the “best jazz albums of the year”. In the past years, Juan Ospina has produced, arranged and recorded the piano in several international awarded albums, and has toured widely as musical director of Sofia Ribeiro’s group, Marta Gómez, Fonseca, and Banda Magda. 14-times Grammy Awarded Paquito D’Rivera Quintet has performed some of his original compositions in important venues such as New York’s Blue Note and the Carnegie Hall.

These two incredible artists, who have already released two albums together, present us a dreamful duo project, which allows us to fully appreciate their impressive skills as interpreters, composers and improvisers.

 $25 includes glass of champagne 

Wednesday,  Feb 14 - 9:30PM 
Sasha Papernik, voice;  Justin Poindexter, guitar, banjo, voice;  Kyle Saulnier, bass

Russian-American pianist Sasha Papernik and her trio celebrate Valentine's Day with a far-reaching program of love songs and rags. Featuring music of Berlin, Gershwin, the Everly Brothers, Burt Bacharach, John Prine and Scott Joplin

"Uncommonly attractive and entertaining...managing a comfortable balance between the formal and the casual"--The Washington Post

 $25 includes glass of champagne

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Thursday,  Feb 15 - 6:00PM 
Andrey Gritsman, host

Vladimir Druk Alla Dubrovskaya Vladimir Gandelsman Slava Polishchuk Bakhyt Kenzheev Anna Halberstadt Victor Sanchuk Rita Balmina
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Intercultural Poetry presents new 2017 issue of international Russian poetry journal INTERPOEZIA.

 $10.00 includes a drink 

Thursday,  Feb 15 - 8:00 & 9:30pm 
Petros Klampanis, bass, looper, voice;  Julian Shore, piano;  Roni Eytan, harmonica
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Bassist, composer, arranger and producer Petros Klampanis returns to Cornelia Street Cafe, in order to present music from his recent albums CHROMA and MINOR DISPUTE, as well as some songs from his upcoming album, with the excellent pianist Julian Shore. Roni Eytan, a young prodigy harmonica player from Israel, will join the two musicians for two of Klampanis' original composition.

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum


Friday,  Feb 16 - 6:00PM 
David Lopato, piano, composer;  Ratzo Harris, bass;  Mike Sarin, drums;  Lucas Pino, saxes, clarinet
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Old and new compositions by Lopato spanning the entire tradition of jazz performed by this seasoned quartet of virtuoso musicians.

 $10.00 cover plus $10.00 minimum 

Friday,  Feb 16 - 8:30 & 10:00pm 
Tony Malaby, tenor sax;  Marc Hannaford, piano;  Michael Formanek, bass;  Randy Peterson, drums
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 $10 cover plus $15 minimum 

Saturday,  Feb 17 - 6:00PM 
Verena McBee, vocals, arrangements;  John DiMartino, piano;  Zwelakhe Duma BellLePere, double bass;  Mario Fabrizio, drums;  Christian Contreras, soprano, tenor saxophones;  Gabe Dowdy- Terracciano, violin, special guests
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The “Verena McBee Quartet” will give a sneak peak into her upcoming album “U-PHORIA” with all compositions by Grammy Award winning bassist Cecil McBee– The album's tunes will be performed in great company with composers such as Charlie Parker, Theloneous Monk, the Gershwin brothers, Friedrich Hollaender, contemporary composer Ellen Mandel, along with Verena’s originals & some touching and entertaining arrangements also written by the vocalist.

"Verena McBee is a powerful and very expressive singer with a wide range. Born and raised in Germany, she was classically trained and had a busy career working as an actress. Since moving to New York in 2007, she has developed into a fine jazz singer and appeared in many venues, generally in the New York area." - Scott Yanow, Jazz Journalist / Historian / Author

 $10.00 cover plus $10.00 minimum

Saturday,  Feb 17 - 8:30 & 10:00pm 
Mike Moreno, guitar;  Jerome Sabbagh, tenor sax;  Joe Martin, bass;  Jochen Rueckert, drums

Exiled German-born drummer Jochen Rueckert presents his working quartet. The band from New York City plays Jochen's compositions containing surprisingly more optimistically swinging sections rich with chords than one would expect from a teutonic drummer, sprinkled with the occasional 3/8 bar for good measure. Jochen's deliberate avoidance of formal music education, albeit initially for budgetary reasons, provides a great lack of erudite nonsense in his writing. Jochen is celebrating his 4th album, titled "Charm Offensive" (Pirouet records, 2016).

"Melodies that have a habit of insinuating themselves deep in your head"-- Downbeat

 $10 cover plus $15 minimum 

Jochen Rueckert Quartet image
Sunday,  Feb 18 - 6:00PM 
Seth Boustead Alicia Walter Iktus Duo Talia Dicker Irene Fitzgerald-Cherry Jeff Hudgins
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Concept Lab is a new experimental music series that gives composers and performers space to push boundaries and genre limitations. Inspired by the Mills College scene in the 1960's which gave the world the Kronos Quartet and the music of Terry Riley, Steve Reich and Pauline Oliveros, to name a few, Concept Lab is a creative crucible out of which we seek to forge a new music.

 $10.00 includes a drink

Sunday,  Feb 18 - 8:00 & 9:30pm 
Billy Newman, host

Yulia Musayelyan, flute;  Songyi Jeon, voice;  Gaia Wilmer, saxophones;  Gustavo D’Amico, saxophones;  Vitor Gonçalves, piano;  Mayo Pamplona, bass;  Richie Barshay, drums

Hailing from South Brazil, Gaia Wilmer is a saxophone player, composer and arranger who combines her influences from Brazilian harmony, rhythms, and melodies with contemporary jazz and free improvised music.

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum

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Monday,  Feb 19 - 6:00PM 
Ryan Slatko, piano;  Ben Tiberio, bass;  Mike Piolet, drums
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Miami native Ryan Slatko has studied with Ari Hoenig, Gil Goldstein, Taylor Eigsti and Shai Maestro. He was the musical director for “Lights Out,” a musical about Nat King Cole starring Dulé Hill and Daniel J. Watts. He placed 3rd in the 2014 Jacksonville Jazz Piano Competition, and has performed or recorded with Rich Perry, Alex Sipiagin, Chris Potter, Tom Scott, Ulysses Owens Jr, Linda Oh, Adam Rogers, Randy Brecker, Ari Hoenig and many more.

 $10.00 includes a drink

Monday,  Feb 19 - 8:30PM 
John Morrison, motelmeister; Liam McEneaney

Janeane Garofalo Phoebe Robinson Mike Drucker Angry Bob Margaret Dodge Troy Alan
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 $10.00 cover plus $10.00 minimum 
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Many spoken words events are free
There is always a one-drink minimum per set; times are door opening times