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Friday,  Feb 23 - 6:00PM 
Abby Lee, vocals;  Matt Frey, piano

Prepare for tears and laughter, as Abby chronicles her journey towards anti-depression the way any sane person would: through musical theatre.

 $10.00 cover plus $10.00 minimum

Friday,  Feb 23 - 8:30 & 10:00pm 
Jon Irabagon, tenor sax;  Tim Hagans, trumpet;  Michael Formanek, bass;  Mike Pride, drums
Jon Irabagon Quartet image

Jon Irabagon returns to the Cornelia Underground with a far reaching not to be missed new quartet

 $10 cover plus $15 minimum 

Sunday,  Feb 25 - 6:00PM 
Philip Fried Suzanne Gardinier Christopher Bursk
The Manhattan Review Reading Series image

This reading features the founding editor of The Manhattan Review, Philip Fried, and two distinguished contributors to the journal, Suzanne Gardinier and Christopher Bursk.

 $10.00 includes a drink

Tuesday,  Feb 27 - 6:00PM 
Jeremy Powell, saxophone;  Eitan Gofman, saxophone, bass clarinet and flute;  André Matos, guitar;  André Carvalho, double bass;  Rodrigo Recaberren, drums
André Carvalho Group image

With two releases under his name, the Portuguese bass player André Carvalho, has been intensely dedicated to composition since he first picked up the bass. He has a special vision in conjuring his own groups and he is currently preparing and composing for his first stateside release.

His first two albums, "Hajime" and "Memória de Amiba" show Carvalho's highly personal perspective in music featuring an original blend of contemporary jazz with elements from Portuguese music. Both projects got raving reviews from Portuguese and International media. André was awarded the prize "Carlos Paredes" in 2012, a prestigious prize that recognizes Portuguese music projects, as well as a "Best Group" recognition in the Bucharest International Jazz Competition.

For this concert, Carvalho will play a set of his most recent compositions.

“André Carvalho is a Portuguese bassist and composer with an attractive compositional voice well founded in the modern trends of jazz… Carvalho, who recorded two albums so far…, reveals cleverness in the way he composes. In addition to the pleasurability one can feel while absorbing melodies and grooves, there’s always a certain amount of ambiguity that floats in the air and keeps us focused on its textures.” —

 $10.00 cover plus $10.00 minimum

Tuesday,  Feb 27 - 8:00 & 9:30pm 
Theo Bleckman, voice, efx, comp.;  Jesse Lewis, guitar;  Ike Sturm, bass;  Colin Stranhan, drums
THEO BLECKMANN,  image Lynne Harty

B-Sides is Theo Bleckmann’s new project in which he gathers music from his many myriad collaborations from over the years, including writing lyrics to instrumental pieces. These are songs that have perhaps been recorded and performed a handful of times but have sadly fallen out of sight. Much of this music has had no home until now.

“a vocalist of inventive instinct and assiduous musicality” - Nate Chinen, NY Times

GRAMMY® nominated jazz singer and new music composer Theo Bleckmann’s diverse recorded work includes albums of Las Vegas standards, Weimar art songs, and popular “bar songs” (all with pianist Fumio Yasuda); a recording of newly-arranged songs by Charles Ives (with jazz/rock collective Kneebody); and his acclaimed "Hello Earth - the Music of Kate Bush." Bleckmann has most recently appeared as a special guest on recordings by Ambrose Akinmusire for Blue Note Records and Julia Hülsmann’s trio for ECM Records. In January 2017, ECM will release Bleckmann’s recording with his new Elegy Quintet, produced by legendary label head and founder, Manfred Eicher. Bleckmann has collaborated with musicians, artists, actors and composers, including Ambrose Akinmusire, Laurie Anderson, Uri Caine, Philip Glass, Ann Hamilton, John Hollenbeck, Sheila Jordan, Phil Kline, David Lang, Kirk Nurock, Frances MacDormand, Ben Monder, Michael Tilson Thomas, Kenny Wheeler, John Zorn, the Bang on a Can All-Stars, and, most prominently, Meredith Monk, with whom Bleckmann worked as a core ensemble member for over fifteen years.
 He has been interviewed by Terry Gross on NPR’s Fresh Air and appeared on the David Letterman show with Laurie Anderson. In 2015, Bleckmann premiered a new work for the American Composers Orchestra at Carnegie Hall, and in 2016 he brings new work to the New York Philharmonic Biennial and the LA Philharmonic. Bleckmann has consistently appeared in the top-five spots in the DownBeat Critics’ Polls for Best Male Vocalist, and top- ten spots in their Readers’ Polls, and his work on Phil Kline’s “Out Cold” helped place that production on WQXR's Operavore "Best Opera of 2012". In 2010, Bleckmann received the prestigious JAZZ ECHO award from the Deutsche Phono-Akademie in his native Germany.

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum

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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