See the previous week's performances.   September 18-September 25, 2017  See the next week's performances.
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



 $10.00 includes a drink    http://jonathanlynn.com

Monday,  Sep 18 - 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


 $10.00 cover plus $10.00 minimum 

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
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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.



 $10.00 includes a drink    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=e-aEUTI09Ps&feature=youtu.be http://poland.us/strona,20,26939,0,ny-wyroznienia-w-konkursie-wybitny-polak-w-usa-zostaly-przyznane.

Tuesday,  Sep 19 - 8:00PM 
CAMILA MEZA & NOAM WIESENBERG
Camila Meza, voice, guitar;  Noam Wiesenberg, bass


 $10 cover plus $10 minimum    http://www.camilameza.com

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Tuesday,  Sep 19 - 9:30PM 
PEREGRINOS
Rodrigo Recabarren, drums, percussion;  Raimundo Santander, guitar
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 $10 cover plus $10 minimum    http://www.peregrinosmusic.com http://www.rodrigorecabarren.com

Wednesday,  Sep 20 - 6:00PM 
ANDRÉ CARVALHO GROUP
Oskar Stenmark, trumpet;  Shai Golan, saxophone;  Yago Vázquez, piano;  André Carvalho, double bass;  Rodrigo Recabarren, drums
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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.


 $10.00 cover plus $10.00 minimum    http://www.andrecarvalhobass.com/ http://www.facebook.com/carvalhobass/

Wednesday,  Sep 20 - 8:00 & 9:30pm 
SPECIAL EFFECTS
Dan Tepfer, keyboards, laptop, piano;  Ryan Keberle, trombone;  Jorge Roeder, bass
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An evening of solo improvised electro-acoustic music performed by three of NYC’s leading improvisors - Dan Tepfer (keyboards, laptop, and prepared piano), Jorge Roeder (acoustic and electric bass, FX), and Ryan Keberle (trombone, FX, laptop, keyboards). The three musicians bring to the event a jaw-dropping wealth of experience including regular performances with the bands of Lee Konitz, Gary Burton, Maria Schneider, and many more. For this event, however, their attention turns to the world of electronica bringing with them laptop sequences, loops, pedals, synthesizers, prepared piano, and even self-designed computer algorithms. Each set will feature the artists alternating improvised creations in a round robin setting culminating in a collectively improvised performance by the trio.


 $10 cover plus $10 minimum 

Thursday,  Sep 21 - 6:00PM 
VOICES OF POETRY
Neil Silberblatt, host

David J. Bauman Kim Berner Philip F. Clark Jennifer Franklin
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Join us at this great cafe & literary landmark in the heart of Greenwich Village for an evening of great poetry!



 $10.00 cover plus $10.00 minimum 

Thursday,  Sep 21 - 8:00 & 9:30pm 
SPECIAL EFFECTS
Dan Tepfer, keyboards, laptop, piano;  Ryan Keberle, trombone;  Jorge Roeder, bass
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An evening of solo improvised electro-acoustic music performed by three of NYC’s leading improvisors - Dan Tepfer (keyboards, laptop, and prepared piano), Jorge Roeder (acoustic and electric bass, FX), and Ryan Keberle (trombone, FX, laptop, keyboards). The three musicians bring to the event a jaw-dropping wealth of experience including regular performances with the bands of Lee Konitz, Gary Burton, Maria Schneider, and many more. For this event, however, their attention turns to the world of electronica bringing with them laptop sequences, loops, pedals, synthesizers, prepared piano, and even self-designed computer algorithms. Each set will feature the artists alternating improvised creations in a round robin setting culminating in a collectively improvised performance by the trio.


 $10 cover plus $10 minimum 

Friday,  Sep 22 - 6:00PM 
FROM WHITMAN TO GINSBERG: POEMS THAT CHALLENGE CONVENTIONAL WISDOM
Bernard Block, host

Erica Mapp Barbara Newsome Peter Blaxill Anthony Moscini
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The 18th Edition of this "politically engaged" Poetry Series--not polemics, not diatribes but Poetry "from the people, for the people," as Whitman stated.



 $10.00 includes a drink 

Friday,  Sep 22 - 8:30 & 10:00pm 
GEORGE GARZONE TRIO
George Garzone, tenor sax;  John Lockwood, bass;  Francesco Mela, drums

Cornelia Street Cafe is proud to present a new trio lead by tenor sax icon George Garzone with a stellar lineup of Boston jazz greats.

Reservations highly recommended.


 $10 cover plus $15 minimum 

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Saturday,  Sep 23 - 6:00PM 
ZERO POINT FEAT. MANABU KITADA
Daniel Carter, reeds, trumpet, piano;  Marius Duboule, electric guitar;  Michael Bates, bass;  Deric Dickens, drums;  Manabu Kitada, clarinet, bass clarinet;  James Carney, piano
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Zero Point is a collective quartet born in 2014 and whose first album “Thoughts Become Matter” was released in April 2017. Entirely improvised, this quartet's music sometimes gives an impression of a known melody or a sound mass, similar to what the spectral music can evoke. For this special occasion the band is inviting Japanese clarinetist Manabu Kitada, a spectacular new voice in creative music.


 $10.00 cover plus $10.00 minimum    http://zeropoint-music.com

Saturday,  Sep 23 - 8:30 & 10:00pm 
GEORGE GARZONE FRINGE DUO
George Garzone, tenor sax;  Bob Gullotti, dance


 $10 cover plus $15 minimum 

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Sunday,  Sep 24 - 6:00PM 
THE MANHATTAN REVIEW READING SERIES
Philip Fried Marc Kaminsky D. Nurkse
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This reading features the founding editor of The Manhattan Review, Philip Fried, and two distinguished contributors to the journal, Marc Kaminsky and D. Nurkse.



 $10.00 includes a drink    http://www.philiphfried.com/ http://www.dnurkse.net

Sunday,  Sep 24 - 8:00PM 
ELV TRIO
Elias Stemeseder, piano;  Jeonglim Yang, bass;  Vinnie Sperrazza, drums

Aspiring new piano trio formed to create 'straight ahead' jazz into their whimsical interpretation. the pianist Stemeseder currently plays with John Zorn, Greg Cohen Quintet, Philipp Dropper's Philim, Jim black's Malamute and many more.



 $10 cover plus $10 minimum 

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Sunday,  Sep 24 - 9:30PM 
LIPPI/MINAIE/PILC
Jean-Michel Pilc, piano;  Sam Minaie, bass;  Jerad Lippi, drums
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Join Jerad Lippi, Sam Minaie, and Jean-Michel Pilc for a night of dynamic musical exploration and trio improvisation.


 $10 cover plus $10 minimum 

STREAMING LINK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZiMHOv4gpBA

Monday,  Sep 25 - 6:00PM 
BENNINGTON WRITERS - POETRY
V. Hansmann and Oona Patrick, co-hosts

Elaine Fletcher Chapman, featured reader;  Matthew Campbell Sue Petrie Christine Anderes
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Please join tonight’s featured reader, Elaine Fletcher Chapman, and three amiable and talented poets – Matthew Campbell, Sue Petrie, and Christine Anderes.

Elaine Fletcher Chapman is the author of a book of poetry, Hunger for Salt, recently published by Saint Julian Press. She holds an MFA from The Bennington Writing Seminars, where she worked on staff for eighteen years. Chapman is a therapist in private practice. She founded The Writer’s Studio where she teaches poetry and nonfiction, provides editing services, and organizes readings and Crossing Over writing retreats on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. Her poems have been published in The Tishman Review, The EcoTheo Review, The Cortland Review, Connotation, The Sun, Calyx, Poet Lore, 5AM, Salamander, among others. Chapman was guest blogger on The Best American Poetry Blog and The Solstice Literary Magazine blog. Green River Press published her letterpress chapbook, Double Solitude.


 $10.00 includes a drink    http://vleecker.com

Monday,  Sep 25 - 8:30PM 
ROD MACDONALD & MARK DANN
Rod MacDonald, guitar, harmonica, and vocals;  Mark Dann, bass and vocals
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Rod MacDonald & Mark Dann, who have co-produced 10 of MacDonald’s 11 cds, have been touring and recording together since the '70s, a partnership brilliantly captured on their 2017 dvd “Live in Germany.” MacDonald made his first recordings in 1979 for Cornelia Street: The Songwriters’ Exchange, and, as one of New Folk’s leading singer-songwriters of the 80s and 90s, co-founded the Greenwich Village Folk Festival. A songwriter whose personal and social songs have been recorded by numerous other artists, MacDonald’s cd Later That Night went to #3 on national Roots Music charts in 2015;mhe has been named one of "Ten Greatest South Florida Folksingers Of All Time” (New Times) and performs throughout N America and Europe.

“Rod MacDonald is a brilliant folk singer and composer. His melodic songs possess words that go straight into your heart and soul.” - The Press Of Atlantic City.


 $10.00 cover plus $10.00 minimum 

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