See the previous week's performances.   September 06-September 13, 2018  See the next week's performances.
Thursday,  Sep 06 - 6:00PM 
Robin, Josh, and Tom, hosts

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This is a monthly opportunity for artists associated with the cafe--from every genre and every generation, past, present, and future--to gather informally, schmooze, re-invent the world, and hoist a glass of quelque chose (the only kind of chose to hoist). Our glorious curators are present, you can buttonhole them to find out what's cooking, you can introduce yourself to other toilers in the vineyard, invent projects and discover collaborators.

Finger food on us, drinks available. All are welcome.

Thursday,  Sep 06 - 8:00 & 9:30pm 
Alex LoRre, alto sax;  Jerome Sabagh, tenor sax;  Marta Sanchez, piano;  Simon Wilson, bass;  Daniel Dor, drums

Combining elements of rock, pop, jazz, classical and experimental music, Marta's tunes are rhythmically complex but strongly melodic. Music that tell stories by integrating folk elements with the harmonic sophistication and spontaneity of jazz.

The Quintet is presenting their last work, “Danza Imposible”, released by Fresh Sound Records in October of 2017. In an early review, The New York Times said about it “It features eight tunes she wrote explicitly for her two-saxophone quintet that dance with an unruly grace. It’s glimmering, propulsive music, with hints of elegiac Spanish folk song, cool jazz from the 1950s and the Romantic modern jazz of the 1990s”

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum 

Marta Sanchez Quintet image
Friday,  Sep 07 - 6:00PM 
Minji Kim, piano;  Hwansu Kang, bass;  Jongkuk Kim, drums
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Korean pianist, composer and educator. Minji Kim has been performed or recorded with Alex Sipiagin, Drew Gress, Alan Ferber, Dave Pietro, Brad Shepik and many others. She will perform mostly her original tunes with Hwansu and Jongkuk at Cornelia Street Cafe.

 $10.00 cover plus $10.00 minimum

Friday,  Sep 07 - 8:30 & 10:00pm 
Paul Jones, tenor sax, comp.;  Alex LoRe, alto sax;  Matt Davis, guitar;  Glenn Zaleski, piano;  Johannes Felscher, bass;  Allan Mednard, drums
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Clean by Paul Jones. The music for this album was created while attending the Musicians in Residence program at the Banff Creative Arts Centre in Alberta, Canada. Drawing on such influences as Philip Glass, Steve Reich, Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp a Butterfly, and continuing his process of turning words into sound, Paul Jones presents an evening of original music set in the Jazz idiom.

"an intellectually curious seeker, eager and willing to walk a different path." --4.5 Stars Dan Bilawsky at AllAboutJazz

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum

Saturday,  Sep 08 - 6:00PM 
Maria Lisella, host

John Domini Tim Tomlinson
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The Italian American Writers Association is celebrating its 27th Anniversary.

Tonight, IAWA Features Prolific Authors John Domini and Tim Tomlinson.

 $10.00 includes a drink

Saturday,  Sep 08 - 8:30 & 10:00pm 
Paul Shapiro, sax, clarinet, voice;  Cilla Owen, voice;  Jerry Korman, piano;  Dave Hofstra, bass;  Larry Eagle, drums
Paul Shapiro’s Ribs & Brisket Revue image

"A heaping platter of rhythm and blues and jazz served with a schmear of classic Yiddish culture is the special of the day for this joyful outfit. Led by the exuberant saxophonist Shapiro and featuring the vocalist Cilla Owens, the Revue is always willing to time warp to an era when sympathetic musical genres regularly shared the same table."--The New Yorker

Paul Shapiro, who's been called "the downtown version of Jewish novelty maestro Mickey Katz" leads his band Ribs & Brisket Revue through a lively set that swings hard and is funny to boot. From The Ballad of Irving to Yiddishe Mambo with some Dunkin’ Bagel schmeared in between “Shapiro stirs klezmer, swing and R&B, seasoning it all with a potent Yiddish tinge,” reported Time Out. Shapiro has performed with notables such as Lou Reed, Queen Latifah, Brooklyn Funk Essentials, The Microscopic Septet, Arturo O’Farrill, Rufus Wainwright, Michael Jackson and Ofra Haza, but it was his 2003 release on John Zorn's Tzadik label entitled Midnight Minyan that started him on a path that recently found him on the cover of Charles Hersch' scholarly tome Jews and Jazz and performing at international festivals celebrating Jewish culture. His wonderfully multi-ethnic and highly talented ensemble brings together many genres and is extremely fun, listenable and danceable.

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum

Sunday,  Sep 09 - 6:00PM 
Eliane Amherd , vocals, guitar;  Jennifer Vincent, bass;  Rosa Avila, drums;  Mara Rosenbloom, piano, special guest
Eliane Amherd Band  image

Singer, guitarist and songwriter Eliane Amherd is a true cosmopolitan artist: Born in Switzerland, she lives in New York, and it is that city’s savvy multicultural energy that most influences the unique sound of her original compositions: jazzy, groovy and rooted in African, Brazilian and Latin music. Inventive, enchanted yet earthy.

Like its album art, which superimposes the Manhattan and the Swiss Alpine skyline into a seamless single image, Eliane Amherd’s latest record "Skylines" revels in complex layers and textures, internationally sourced and masterfully unified.

"Eliane Amherd sounds what would happen if Norah Jones let her inner Patty Smyth (of Scandal), Pat Benatar, and Natalie Cole out. This is the pop music that pop music itself forgot it could be.” - this is Book’s music

 $10.00 cover plus $10.00 minimum

Sunday,  Sep 09 - 8:00PM 
Nadav Remez, host

Nuphar Fey, piano;  Yogev Gabay, drums;  Daniel Ashkenazy, bass
Israeli Jazz Spotlight: Nuphar Fey Trio image

“In her lyrical expression literally swells internal heat of emotion…superb debut!” – JazzPort magazine

Nuphar Fey’s music is a naturally communicative, multi-layered experience, moving between lyricism, charged groove and spiritual depth, telling stories without words. Free spirited, abundant and daring, Fey creates a magical land to experiment in connecting influences from cinematic, jazz, contemporary, impressionistic and alternative classical, playing with the borders of tightly composed and masterfully improvised music. Fey’s expressionism and groovy complexity is deliciously complimented by the intense energy of hyper-dynamic drummer Yogev Gabay and melodic thoughtfulness of bassist Daniel Ashkenazy. This show at Cornelia Street is their first in the US after performing in Europe and the Middle East.

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum

Sunday,  Sep 09 - 9:30PM 
Shachar Elnatan, guitar, voice;  Nitai Hershkovits, piano;  Or Bareket, bass;  Daniel Dor, drums

Israeli guitarist Shachar Elnatan leads a group of extraordinary musicians and old time collaborators, including: Nitai Hershkovits- piano, Or Bareket- bass and drummer Daniel Dor. Playing some music from Shachar’s debut album ‘One World’, which was co-produced together with bassist Avishai Cohen, and some new material he; and the band are exploring the boundaries between improvised instrumental Jazz and lyrical contemporary songs. Shachar (25) is one of the leading and unique voices coming out of the flourishing young jazz scene in Israel. During the Past years while moving between Israel, NYC, and Europe he got the chance to collaborate with many great musicians such as: Avishai Cohen, Ravi Coltrane, Kellylee Evans,Kevin Mahogany, Eli Degibri and many more.

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum

Israeli Jazz Spotlight: Shachar Elnatan Quartet image
Monday,  Sep 10 - 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,  Sep 10 - 8:30PM 
Daro Behroozi, alto saxophone, bass clarinet;  Dan Kurfirst, drum set, frame drums;  John Murchison, double bass, gimbri
Ensemble Fanaa - Album Release image

Ensemble Fanaa is the meeting point between a myriad of musical styles in the African American, North African and Middle Eastern traditions. Each member's thorough experience in these musics allows them to explore the possibilities of applying approaches learned from the traditions of African American improvisation to an emerging global musical culture. They will be celebrating the release of their debut album.

"Fanaa basically means “lose yourself.” In their debut, Ensemble Fanaa played music to get seriously lost in." - New York Music Daily

 $10.00 cover plus $10.00 minimum 

Tuesday,  Sep 11 - 6:00PM 
Barbara Aliprantis, host

Scott Gawlicki Jean Le Bec Leslie Goshko Adam Wade
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Featured tellers: Scott Gawlicki, Jean Le Bec, Leslie Goshko, Adam Wade

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

 $10.00 includes a drink 

Tuesday,  Sep 11 - 8:00 & 9:30pm 
Petros Klampanis, bass, voice;  Julian Shore, piano;  Ofri Nehemya, drums
Petros Klampanis Trio image

Award winning bassist and composer Petros Klampanis, presents new music, as well as music from his two recent albums 'Chroma' & 'Minor Dispute'.

"Petros Klampanis is a musician who has always spoken from the heart." --DownBeat Magazine

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum


Wednesday,  Sep 12 - 6:00PM 
Gordon Gilbert, host

Remembrances of 9-11 image

No politics, no rants, no diatribes. Only personal remembrances of that day, expressed in poetry, prose, music and song.

There will be a special performance by Viennese jazz musician Edith Lettner on saxophone and duduk, accompanied by Paul Freefall.

Other participants include Austin Alexis, Madeline Artenberg, Farid Bitar, Laura Castro, Rick Eckerle, Sam Friedman, Gordon Gilbert, Evie Ivy, Mindy Levokove, Keisha Miles, Helen Peterson, Helen Tzagoloff, Anoek Van Praag, and Robin Hirsch.

 $10.00 includes a drink 

Wednesday,  Sep 12 - 8:00PM 
Mitch Marcus, tenor sax, piano;  Leon Boykins, bass;  Brian Fishler, drums
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Saxophonist/Pianist/Composer Mitch Marcus will be performing compositions new and old with this stellar trio.

The Invaders Trio brings together a number of diverse elements to create a sound unique to the standard piano trio. They play through-composed melodies intertwined with free improvisation, all the while swinging, mixed-meter grooves with intensity and a lively, dynamic interplay. Inspired by the likes of Ahmad Jamal, and Medeski, Martin, Wood, in the same breadth. With Mitch Marcus also on tenor saxophone (in addition to piano) the band twists and turns through a wide array of sounds. They have a brand new release about to come out within the next few months.

"Although its music is grounded in blues, bop and other time-honored constructs, the MM Invaders Trio is not your usual jazz band. In fact, their adventurous tunes, use of unusual meters and delightfully manic arrangements travel far beyond conventional musical borders."--“All About Jazz”

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum

Wednesday,  Sep 12 - 9:30PM 
Uri Gurvich, alto sax;  Edward Perez, bass;  Francisco Mela, drums
Uri Gurvich Trio image

Based in NYC for the past decade, Israeli saxophonist/composer Uri Gurvich was hailed as "a major new voice in jazz" (All Music Guide) and his music has been described as "transcending borders" (LA Times). He brings his Trio to Cornelia St. Cafe to present globally influenced work from his latest album, Kinship, as well as new work. "Jazz is an indigenous American art form, but it is also a thoroughly global enterprise. And few of the music's practitioners embody its universality more completely than saxophonist Uri Gurvich." - Downbeat

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum

Thursday,  Sep 13 - 6:00PM 
Brittany Ackerman Cai Emmons Tammy Lynne Stoner Jamie Yourdon
Red Hen Press at Cornelia Street Cafe image

Join Los Angeles-based, non-profit publisher Red Hen Press for an evening of reading at Cornelia Street Cafe. Featuring Red Hen authors Brittany Ackerman, Cai Emmons, Amber Flora Thomas, and tammy lynne stoner, along with Jamie Yourdon.

 $10.00 includes a drink

Thursday,  Sep 13 - 8:00 & 9:30pm 
Martin Reiter, piano;  Matthias Pichler, bass;  Peter Kronreif, drums

With his 2014 release acoustic & electric trio austrian piano player Martin Reiter wanted to focus more on his trio with bassist Matthias Pichler and drummer Peter Kronreif. Both favorite sidemen had moved to NYC which made working kind of complicated. So Reiter chose the Big Apple as place for a reunion to present his new trio program “M.A.Z.” to the public. Reiter is one of Europe´s most important pianists and has a distinctive style of composing and playing. His compositions never lack strong melodic development while being rhythmically and harmonically advanced and challenging. The trio masters all those musical challenges with joy and ease and lets the listener dive into an ocean of sparkling sound.

Martin Reiter, one of Europe’s most promising piano players presents his new acoustic trio program “M.A.Z.” to the NYC-audience.

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum http:///


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There is always a one-drink minimum per set; times are door opening times