See the previous week's performances.   August 22-August 29, 2018  See the next week's performances.
Wednesday,  Aug 22 - 6:00PM 
MIKIYA ITO QUARTET
Mikiya Ito, drums;  David Yee, saxophone;  Joshua Torvi, guitar;  Luke McCrosson, bass
Mikiya Ito Quartet image

The Mikiya Ito Quartet is a modern jazz group led by drummer Mikiya Ito. He is joined by Saxophonist David Yee, Guitarist Joshua Torvi, and Bassist Luke McCrosson. The group performs original tunes as well as reimagined classics from the jazz canon.



 $10.00 includes a drink    http://instagram.com/p/Bl6R4Z0hPHs/ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DB3pDNIDBcY

Wednesday,  Aug 22 - 8:00 & 9:30pm 
MICHAEL BLANCO QUARTET
John Ellis, tenor sax;  Mike Moreno, guitar;  Michael Blanco, bass;  Clarence Penn, drums
Michael Blanco Quartet image

Bassist and composer Michael Blanco returns to the Cornelia Street Cafe with an all-star line up of collaborators: tenor saxophonist John Ellis, guitarist Mike Moreno, and master drummer Clarence Penn. The quartet will be supporting their latest album release Spirit Forward on Brooklyn Jazz Underground Records, and will be performing compositions praised by Jazz Times magazine for their "dusky, imploring quality, with catchy, insistent hooks and compelling harmonies".

"Sporting a rich, dark sound on the bass, Michael Blanco has been a highly sought-after talent since arriving in New York in 2000. A gifted bassist whose muscular lines are matched by lyrical upper register work on his solos, Michael particularly shines as a composer."-- Seton Hawkins, Hot House Magazine


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

Thursday,  Aug 23 - 6:00PM 
DAVID BERTRAND QUARTET - 'ALWAYS THE SAME SONG'
David Bertrand, flutes;  Chris Bacas, soprano sax;  Julia Chen, piano;  Richard Mikel, double bass;  Carter Bales , drums
David Bertrand Quartet - 'Always the Same Song' image

David Bertrand is an emerging voice on flute in the New York scene. With an approach that draws heavily from the lexicon of modern jazz saxophone, he leads a quartet devoted to playing his original music in a singular style that integrates the rhythms of his native Trinidad’s folkloric traditions with modern jazz. The group will be playing songs from their upcoming 2nd album ‘Always, the Same Song’.



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

Thursday,  Aug 23 - 8:00PM 
BRAZIL FESTIVAL: JANET GRICE BRAZILIAN JAZZ BASSOON
Billy Newman, host

Janet Grice, bassoon;  Lee Tomboulian, piano;  Paul Sokolow, bass;  Daniel Silva, drums
Brazil Festival: Janet Grice Brazilian Jazz Bassoon image

Brazilian Jazz Bassoon will perform music by artists such as Jobim, Pixinguinha, Milton Nascimento, and Moacir Santos. Janet’s eclectic style on the bassoon is influenced by collaborations with musicians such as Nana Vasconcelos, Don Cherry, Paulo Moura and Karl Berger. She has performed in Brazil, Europe and the USA, and recorded 6 CDs of Brazilian music.

“Janet demonstrated the bassoon is equally adaptable to jazz or symphonic music.” Boston Globe

“Interesting fusion of classical and South American techniques as a base to improvise from.” Michael Nastos, AllMusic


 $10 cover plus $10 minimum    http://www.janetgrice.com http:// www.ventotrio.com

Thursday,  Aug 23 - 9:30PM 
BRAZIL FESTIVAL: JIM NOLET AND ARCOMUNDO
Billy Newman, host

Jim Nolet, viola;  Marcia Lopes, voice;  Q Morrow, violao;  tba, percussion

Since the early 2000's Nolet sustained his artistic focus on Brazilian jazz and world music influences, composing, arranging, performing and recording in Sao Paulo as well as studying Brazilian percussion. Arco Voz's core ensemble is generally viola/violin, cello, double bass with traditional percussion and delicate vocals.



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

Brazil Festival: Jim Nolet and Arcomundo image
Friday,  Aug 24 - 6:00PM 
RYAN SLATKO TRIO FEATURING ARI HOENIG
Ryan Slatko, piano;  Ari Hoenig, drums;  Alon Near, bass
Ryan Slatko Trio Featuring Ari Hoenig image

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, and many more.


 $10.00 cover plus $10.00 minimum    http://www.ryanslatkomusic.com

Friday,  Aug 24 - 8:30PM 
BRAZIL FESTIVAL: VITOR GONÇALVES TRIO
Billy Newman, host

Vitor Gonçalves , accordion;  Alex Hargreaves, violin;  Sergio Krakowski, pandeiro

Vitor Gonçalves, has been making his mark as a skilled and imaginative improviser in NYC. Since his arrival in New York last summer he has been taking the city’s jazz and Brazilian music scenes by storm with his versatile and multi-talented appearances on piano and accordion, sharing the stage with such musicians as Clarence Penn, Joey Baron, John Ellis, Joel Frahm and Vinícius Cantuária.



 $10 cover plus $10 minimum 

Brazil Festival: Vitor Gonçalves Trio image
Friday,  Aug 24 - 10:00PM 
BRAZIL FESTIVAL: ZÉ LUIS QUARTET
Billy Newman, host

Zé Luis, tenor sax, flutes;  Richard Padron, guitar;  
Eduardo Belo, bass;  Kenny Grohowski, drums

The Zé Luis Quartet project displays an open, hip and free manner of treating Brazilian rhythms, never seen before. Fronted by famed sax and flute player Zé Luis, whose resume includes performing with Brazilian greats such as Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil, Gal Costa, Tania Maria and Bebel Gilberto, the band propels art to the future. Having performed and recorded with music leaders Adam Rudof and Go: Organic Orchestra, Mario Adnet, Arthur Lipner, JJ Sansaverino, Robert Lamm (Chicago), Banda Black Rio among others, Zé brings myriad range and style to the forum.

"Echoes of Jobim - Zé Luis: Real Brazilian Roots" Pat Cole/Down Beat


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

Brazil Festival: Zé Luis Quartet image
Saturday,  Aug 25 - 6:00PM 
SPARKLING SOUNDS
Dailza Ribeiro, vocals, composition;  Elizabeth Clark, visual, conceptual artist;  Christopher Encarnacion, poet;  Glauco Lima, piano
Sparkling Sounds image

What happens when you mix a writer/singer/songwriter, a pianist, a poet and a visual artist? You are about to find out!


 $10.00 includes a drink    http://www.dailzaribeiro.com

Saturday,  Aug 25 - 8:30 & 10:00pm 
BRAZIL FESTIVAL: HELIO ALVES QUARTET
Billy Newman, host

Helio Alves, piano;  Vic Juris, guitar;  Edward Perez, bass;  Alex Kautz, drums
Brazil Festival: Helio Alves Quartet image

A native of Sao Paulo, Brazil, pianist Helio Alves combines the rhythmic complexity of modern brazilian music with the edgy energy of contemporary jazz. A resident of NYC since the early '90s, Alves has received high praise as an in-demand sideman with the likes of Joe Henderson, Yo-Yo Ma, Paquito D'Rivera, Airto Moreira, Claudio Roditi, Rosa Passos and Sadao Watanabe, to name but a few. Helio has also released four albums under his own name: "Trios" (1998), "Portrait in Black & White" (2004), "It's Clear" (2009) and, "Musica" featuring Antonio Sanchez, Reuben Rogers, Claudio Roditi and Romero Lubambo. He is one of the most sought after Brazilian Jazz pianists in the world.


 $10 cover plus $10 minimum    http://https:// en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helio_Alves

Sunday,  Aug 26 - 6:00PM 
CONCEPT LAB: JENNY LIN
Seth Boustead, host

Jenny Lin , piano
Concept Lab: Jenny Lin image

Concept Lab is a process-oriented exploration of musical creativity featuring finished works, works in progress, improvised works and collaborative and multi-disciplinary projects in all stages of completion. Run as a collective, Concept Lab is a showcase of the newest of the new and an exciting sneak preview of mainstays on the upcoming New York performance scene.

Concept Lab Volume IV features superstar pianist Jenny Lin performing music from her upcoming album release: The ICEBERG Etude Project, a groundbreaking exploration of keyboard virtuosity in the twenty-first century. Jenny Lin has partnered with ICEBERG New Music, a collective of 10 composers based in New York City, to create a program of solo piano etudes that juxtapose new sounds against some of the most challenging and thrilling works from the existing repertoire.

Ms. Lin will perform a diverse selection of new etudes that run the stylistic gamut from pop-inspired dance music to thorny avant-garde constructions. Each of these pieces will be paired with an existing etude - by composers such as Chopin, Debussy, Glass, Kapustin, Ligeti, and Liszt - inviting listeners to search for connections between virtuosic piano writing from the past and present.

We’ll also hear newly composed pieces from Composers Concordance members Seth Boustead, Gene Pritsker, Roger Trefousse, and Dan Cooper and a brand new work for violin and cello by Matthew Browne performed by Irene Fitzgerald-Cherry and Talia Dicker.


 $10.00 includes a drink 

Sunday,  Aug 26 - 8:30PM 
ECLECTIC VOCALS FESTIVAL: JUDI SILVANO & THE ZEPHYR BAND: CD RELEASE SHOW
Judi Silvano, vocals, songs, lyrics;  Kenny Wessel, guitar;  Bruce Arnold, processed guitar;  Adam Kolker, bass clarinet and soprano/tenor sax;  Ratzo B. Harris, bass;  Matt Wilson, drums
Eclectic Vocals Festival: JUDI SILVANO & THE ZEPHYR BAND: CD RELEASE SHOW image

On Silvano’s newest release “Lessons Learned” she mixes it up with her quintet with adventurous songs that vary from tender and spiritual to raucous and whimsical.

These Songs of Life and Love reflect on a lifetime of travel and challenge with a collection of stories from her own experiences that bridge the gap between personal and global concerns.

Her 2-guitar Zephyr Band features seasoned NY players with unique orchestrations of her songs!

“Judi Silvano is an amazing vocalist and improviser … Her communication with guitarists Bruce Arnold and Kenny Wessel on “Lessons Learned” is telepathic and the music they create is fresh and inspiring!” -Vic Juris, Guitarist and Educator


 $10.00 cover plus $10.00 minimum 

Monday,  Aug 27 - 6:00PM 
BENNINGTON WRITERS - CUBA WRITERS PROGRAM
V. Hansmann, host

Alden Jones Tim Weed Susan Bailey Traci Currie Rose McAleese Vassiliki Rapti
BENNINGTON WRITERS  - Cuba Writers Program image

Please join Alden Jones and Tim Weed, founding directors of the Cuba Writers Program, and five of this year’s travelers - Susan Bailey, Traci Currie, V. Hansmann, Rose McAleese, and Vassiliki Rapti.

The Cuba Writers Program is an eight-day program in Cuba combining writing workshops with ethical travel, conversations with Cuban writers, lectures on the history of Cuba and its literary legacy, and visits to art collections and sites of political, aesthetic, and historical interest. This year, the Cuba Writers Program will run from May 13-21, 2019. Visit cubawritersprogram.com for more information.


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

Monday,  Aug 27 - 8:30PM 
ECLECTIC VOCALS FESTIVAL: NOA FORT QUARTET
Noa Fort, voice, piano, compositions;  Josh Deutsch, trumpet;  Dan Loomis, bass;  Ronen Itzik, drums
Eclectic Vocals Festival: Noa Fort Quartet image Tryen Grillo

Israeli pianist, vocalist and composer Noa Fort's album 'No World Between Us' was released last January and immediately recieved critical acclaim. All About Jazz called it an "album of comforting originality on all fronts". She is bringing her quartet back to Cornelia St Cafe for two sets of songs from the album as well as new material.

" Her voice, in addition to its well-rounded intonation and emotional integrity, finds equal partnership in lyrics brimming with timeless themes." (All About Jazz)


 $10.00 cover plus $10.00 minimum    http://www.noafort.com/

Tuesday,  Aug 28 - 6:00PM 
ARCOIRIS SANDOVAL
ArcoIris Sandoval, piano;  Marty Kenney, bass;  Kenneth Salters, drums
ArcoIris Sandoval image

ArcoIris Sandoval is a jazz pianist, composer and Fulbright award recipient currently residing in New York City. She obtained her Master's degree in jazz piano performance from the Manhattan School of Music, and has won several ASCAP young composer awards as well as being a semifinalist at in the Montreux Solo Jazz Piano competition, a participant in the Mary Lou Williams Festival, Betty Carter Jazz Ahead and the Metropole Orkest Arrangers Workshop directed by Vince Mendoza featuring Richard Bona. She has performed at the Kennedy Center with her quintet and also performed at major festivals throughout the world including a tour in China, the Telluride Jazz Festival, The Tucson Jazz Festival, the Vancouver Summer Festival, and many others throughout Europe, India, South America, and Mexico. Mimi Jones and ArcoIris Sandoval are the co founders and directors of The D.O.M.E. Experience.


 $10.00 cover plus $10.00 minimum    http://www.arcoirissandoval.com/index.html http://www.youtube.com/user/arcodite

Tuesday,  Aug 28 - 8:30PM 
ECLECTIC VOCALS FESTIVAL: SUMMER SERENADES
Ellen Mandel, vocals, piano, composition;  Michael Lydon, vocals, guitar, composition;  Jessica Crandall, soprano;  Mike Weatherly, bass
Eclectic Vocals Festival: Summer Serenades image

Songs by Ellen Mandel and Michael Lydon

Featuring Soprano Jessica Crandall

For Cornelia Street Café’s Eclectic Voices Festival, Jessica Crandall sings Mandel’s “Ardent, spiky, and freshly organic” (NY Times) songs to poems by E.E. Cummings, Seamus Heaney, W.B. Yeats and more, and Lydon contributes his jazz pop songs you’ll swear are American standards. With special guest bassist Mike Weatherly.



 $10.00 cover plus $10.00 minimum    http://www.ellenmandel.com/ http://michaellydon.com

Wednesday,  Aug 29 - 6:00PM 
MCAULIFFE*AARON*GOULD TRIO
Marie McAuliffe, piano;  David Aaron, soprano saxophone;  Dave Gould, drums, toys
McAuliffe*Aaron*Gould Trio image

Free improvisation based on various melody and abstract constructions stepping into odd textural landscapes.


 $10.00 includes a drink    http://www.shortmemory.org

Wednesday,  Aug 29 - 8:00 & 9:30pm 
CAMERON BROWN'S DANNIE'S CALYPSO
Lisa Parrott, sop. sax, baritone sax;  Jason Rigby, tenor sax, sop. sax;  Cameron Brown, bass;  Tony Jefferson, drums
Cameron Brown's Dannie's Calypso image

“Cameron Brown and Dannie’s Calypso” was born out of seminal experiences with Don Cherry in the 1960’s and ten years of exhilarating intensity with Don Pullen, George Adams and Dannie Richmond in the 1980’s. In addition to original compositions, the band delights in grappling with Don Cherry’s concept of the “cocktail suite.” These suites involve the harmelodic melding of a number of compositions into a cohesive, continuous set of music. Don originated the concept in the mid-sixties and it can be heard on the “Complete Communion” and “Symphony for Improvisers” recordings on Blue Note as well as on the recently released radio tapes from Copenhagen, 1966 on ESP. In Copenhagen in ’66, any and every song could and did find its way into the musical collage -- from bebop classics to Jobim to Albert Ayler to Ornette and Don originals and beyond. It’s a thrill to continue these explorations with a group of astounding improvisers.


 $15 cover plus $10 minimum 

See the previous week's performances.  PREVIOUS WEEK    Scheduled performances from
August 22-August 29, 2018   
NEXT WEEK  See the next week's performances.

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