See the previous week's performances.   January 14-January 21, 2015  See the next week's performances.
Wednesday,  Jan 14 - 6:00PM 
Andrey Gritsman, host

Olga Isaeva Bakhyt Kenzheev Alexey Tsvetkov
Intercultural Poetry image
Intercultural Poetry and Interpoezia magazine

present outstanding Russian Poets and Writers!

with new Books:

Olga Isaeva, Three volumes of Fiction, Exmo, Moscow.

Bakhyt Kenzheev, Before the War, Poems 2010-2013, OGI, Moscow

Alexey Tsvetkov, Songs and Ballads, OGI, Moscow

 $ 8 includes a drink, food menu available 

Wednesday,  Jan 14 - 8:30PM 
Andrew D'Angelo, alto sax, bass clarinet;  Ingebrigt Håken Flaten, bass;  Nasheet Waits, drums
Andrew D'Angelo Trio image

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum 
Thursday,  Jan 15 - 6:00PM 
Maggie Finnegan, voice;  Brian Kay, lute, voice, and percussion;  Niccolo Seligmann, vielle;  Christopher Preston Thompson, voice and harp
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What happens when Alanis Morisette, Cyndi Lauper, Bjork, and Lady Gaga meet Medieval troubadours, American folk music, and American Songbook standards? You get an awesome hour of entertainment! Join four core members of The Broken Consort for an evening of pop music from the Medieval times to the present times.

 $10.00 cover plus $10.00 minimum

Thursday,  Jan 15 - 8:30PM 
Tom Chang, guitar;  Quinsin Nachoff, tenor sax;  Sam Minaie, bass;  Nate Wood, drums
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This newly formed quartet will play new compositions as well as music from Tongue & Groove Tom Chang's debut cd.

"Flawlessly executed yet effortless and natural, Chang's compositions are boldly orchestrated and never cease to surprise. This is telepathic ensemble playing from and incredible group of musicians, not to mention beautifully inventive and nuanced guitar work"--Mary Halvorson

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum

Friday,  Jan 16 - 6:00PM 
Olivia Baltimore, vocals;  Eric Burns, guitar

Olivia Baltimore graces The Cornelia Street Cafe STAGE once more with familiar love songs and a few dramatic tales from her life. Eric Burns, leader of Robot Mommy, will accompany her on guitar.

 $10.00 cover plus $10.00 minimum 

Friday,  Jan 16 - 9:00PM 
Matthew Paiton, host

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Having been a success for over a year in London, The Greenwich Series team are coming to New York. At The Greenwich Series, things are done a little differently. Four or five unrelated speakers are given ten minutes to share their story, expertise or whatever it is they are passionate about, with no set theme or topic.

 $10.00 includes a drink

Saturday,  Jan 17 - 6:00PM 
Gil Fagiani, Amy Barone, hosts

Maria Lisella Frank Messina
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The Italian American Writers Association (IAWA)

Doors open 5:45 pm, arrive before 6 PM to sign up for open reading.

$8.00 includes a drink (and our downstairs menu can't be beat!)
 $8.00 includes a drink

Saturday,  Jan 17 - 9:00PM & 10:30PM 
Gilad Hekselman, guitar;  Glenn Zaleski, piano;  Rick Roasto, bass;  Colin Stranahan, drums
Gilad Hekselman + SZR image

"Since moving to NYC, guitarist Gilad Hekselman has established a reputation as one of the leading voices in modern jazz guitar. Here he'll be collaborating with one of the finest working trios on the scene: Stranahan-Zaleski-Rosato in two sets of original music with influences from Jazz, Rock, and different world musics."

Since arriving in New York... Mr. Hekselman has set himself roughly up in the line of Pat Metheny and Kurt Rosenwinkel, with a warm and clean guitar tone, clear articulation, crazily extended improvisational ideas..."-- Ben Ratliff, New York Times

The drummer Colin Stranahan, the pianist Glenn Zaleski and the bassist Rick Rosato make up a smart and determinedly modern young cooperative, which recently released its second album, “Limitless.” — Nate Chinen, NY Times

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum

Sunday,  Jan 18 - 6:00PM 
Sasha Papernik, piano, vocals;  Kyle Saulnier, bass;  Melissa Tong, violin
I Speak Music: Songs of a First Generation Russian-American image

Russian Lullaby, How Deep is The Ocean, Tonkaya Ryabina, Wildwood Flower…

Sasha Papernik, Russian-American pianist, singer, and composer, draws on her dual heritage and wide range of talents to present an entertaining program spanning the American Songbook and Classical genres of the early 20th century. Join her trio as they offer classical selections, songs by the American Songbook master Irving Berlin, reimagined Russian folk tunes, and inspired originals while telling lively stories about the music, composers, and the times they lived in. Ms. Papernik presented her Russian-American interactive concert, “I Speak Music,” with her New York based ensemble at Lincoln Center’s Meet the Artist, Lincoln Center Local, and Carnegie Hall’s popular Musical Explorers series in 2014. Her 2013 self-released bilingual pop album, Victory, has been hailed by reviewers as "an eye opener," (Wildy's World) and "unparalleled in its aesthetics and musical elegance," (Indiemunity).

 $10.00 cover plus $10.00 minimum 

Sunday,  Jan 18 - 8:30PM 
Jamie Baum, flute, alto flute;  Adam Kolker, tenor sax, clarinet;  Jerome Harris, guitar;  Essiet Okon Essiet, bass;  George Schuller, drums
Yard Byard: The Jaki Byard Project image

Yard Byard is a cooperative group with arrangements and input from all of the members. Made up of five of NYC most in-demand musicians, each has had some kind of association with Jaki Byard, either through working, playing or studying with him. They will perform selections from their recent GM Recordings (4-star DownBeat) CD, Inch By Inch, and brand new arrangements in preparation for their upcoming performance at the KC Jazz Club at The Kennedy Center.

“the music was all byard’s, played lovingly and a bit loosely...Most of the songs in the first set were fine examples of standard form gone just slightly haywire. the absence of a pianist in the group is good strategy...”--Nate Chinen, new york times

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum

Monday,  Jan 19 - 6:00PM 
Jed Distler, solo piano
Jed Distler plays The White Album image

Yes, you’ve read it correctly. Composer/pianist and longtime Cornelia St. Café stalwart Jed Distler covers The Beatles iconic 1968 double album in its entirety. He revisits, rearranges, deranges, deconstructs and reimagines each of its 30 songs for piano solo. Expect the unexpected.

 $10.00 cover plus $10.00 minimum

Monday,  Jan 19 - 8:30PM 
Magos Herrera, voice;  Vitor Gonçalves, accordion;  Rogerio Boccato, percussion;  Special Guest, Edmar Castañeda, harp
The Herrera Gonçalves Boccato trio, Ft: Edmar Castaneda image

The Herrera Gonçalves Boccato trio brings multiple influences together to create a new and original sound. Using rhythms and repertory from all over the Americas, this Brazilian-Mexican team dives deeply into a musical landscape that is at times improvised and always an adventure. Starting with the unique instrumentation, the trio strives to discover timbres and textures, creating beautiful combinations, and interacting on a high level, while always staying true to the roots of their music.

The trio will be joined by Edmar Castaneda, the groundbreaking harpist Paquito D'Rivera calls "one of the most original musicians from the Big Apple".

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum 

Tuesday,  Jan 20 - 6:00PM 
K, host

Kendell Kardt Alice Klugherz Ron Kolm Su Polo Armand Ruhlman, storytellers;  Hank Smith Dolores Sanchez, featured tap dancers;  Fred Simpson, percussion, poet

A unique collaboration that combines memoir and tap dance to tell the story of New York, then and now. Come hear an hour of storytelling and tap jamming that conjures the rhythms of the City from the words on the page to the beat on the stage – evoking unforgettable scenes in the cinema of the imagination.

 $8.00 includes a drink

Tuesday,  Jan 20 - 8:00PM 
John Raymond, flugelhorn;  Gilad Hekselman, guitar;  Colin Stranahan, drums

Labeled "a prepossessing young trumpet player" (New York Times), John Raymond has been making a name for himself as one of the most promising up-and-coming musicians in New York. Tonight he brings his "Roots" Trio to Cornelia Street Cafe - a bass-less group including guitarist Gilad Hekselman and drummer Colin Stranahan. From arrangements on old American folk songs, to rocking blues tunes, to renditions on classic hymns, to deconstructed jazz standards, the "Roots" Trio plays familiar songs at the heart of Raymond's roots in a fresh, new way.

"Possessing a forte that few seasoned musicians have attained...a brilliant talent whose luminosity is endless." (Birmingham Times)

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum

Tuesday,  Jan 20 - 9:30PM 
Pablo Masis, trumpet;  Andrew Gould, alto sax;  Or Bareket, bass;  Austin Walker, drums

Fresh off the release of his newest trio recording, "Rubicon", trumpeter Pablo Masis is excited to bring a quartet to Cornelia to debut a night of new compositions for a chordless quartet. Pablo's music brings together four musical voices with distinct melodic ideas and groove based foundations. Joining him for the evening is Andrew Gould on saxophone, Or Bareket on bass, and Austin Walker on drums.

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum

Pablo Masis Quartet image
Wednesday,  Jan 21 - 6:00PM 
Andy Kaufman Tony Gloeggler Lauren O'Brien Mitch DiStefano, will be backing up Lauren
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Three unlikely suspects on a dark winter's night wander into a basement in Greenwich Village....

Tony Gloeggler's books include One on One, winner of the Pearl Poetry Prize, One Wish Left (Pavement Saw Press), The Last Lie, and his forthcoming Until the Last Light Leaves, both from NYQ Books. He’s a life long resident of NYC and manages group homes for developmentally disabled folks in Brooklyn.

Andrew Kaufman's books include the Cinnamon Bay Sonnets, winner of the Center for Book Arts chapbook competition, Earth's Ends, winner of the Pearl Poetry Award, Both Sides of the Niger (Spuyten Duyvil Press), and his recently-released Complete Cinnamon Bay Sonnets (Rain Mountain Press). He has received an NEA award two Pushcart Poetry nominations.

Lauren O'Brien's studio albums, Inconsequential Dream and Panic, garnered two New Century Music Awards. She has performed throughout North America and in numerous festivals. MPress Records calls her, “Fierce, fearless, and a force to be reckoned with!” Her work has been likened to that of "A love child of Patti Smith and The Pixies."
 $ 8 includes a drink, food menu available 

Wednesday,  Jan 21 - 8:00PM 
Dave Smith, trumpet;  John Ellis, tenor sax;  David Cook, piano;  Matt Clohesy, bass;  Ross Pederson, drums
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Pianist David Cook brings his quintet back to Cornelia Street in advance of the band's first recording. A true "collective" sound, featuring original works, arrangements of both standards and modern music.

"...a mature and distinctive pianist and composer." - Fred Hersch

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum

Wednesday,  Jan 21 - 9:30PM 
Greg Diamond, guitar;  Stacy Dillard, sax;  Mike Eckroth, piano;  Peter Slavov, bass;  Henry Cole, drums
Greg Diamond Quintet image

Brooklyn guitarist Greg Diamond has been an emerging force in recent years and is now situated at the forefront of a new generation of contemporary latin jazz artists in New York City. The set will be feature Diamond’s most recent work, an array of diverse latin-infused compositions interpreted by some of New York’s finest talent: Stacy Dillard on sax, Mike Eckroth on piano, Henry Cole on drums, and Peter Slavov on bass.

“a composer of great maturity and genius”--

“a rising star in the New York jazz scene”--

 $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