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Wednesday,  Jan 25 - 6:00PM 
Alissa Heyman, host

Saskia Hamilton Elana Bell Ethan J. Hon
Poetry curated by fearless Alissa

Readers tonight include Saskia Hamilton, Elana Bell, and Ethan J. Hon

$ 7 includes a drink


Wednesday,  Jan 25 - 8:30PM 
Ben Holmes, trumpet;  Michael Attias , alto sax;  Eric Schugren, tenor sax;  Billy Newman, acoustic guitar, compositions;  Leco Reis, bass;  Conor Meehan, drums
Billy Newman Sextet, CD Release image
Billy Newman has been performing his expressions of many Brazilian genres (Choro, Samba, Valsa, Baiao) for over 10 years. Billy's music explores the parallels between Brazilian Instrumental and American Jazz in linearity, rhythmic motion and improvisatory language. His compositions have been performed in Brazil, Europe and here in the States. He is a recipient of numerous composers residencies from Yaddo and MacDowell Colony. The Sextet will celebrate the release of a new CD with this show at Cornelia.

$10 cover plus $10 minimum

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum

Thursday,  Jan 26 - 6:00PM 
Brant Lyon, host

The Ne’erdowells Amber Atiya
Hydrogen Jukebox image

HYDROGEN JUKEBOX explodes POEMusic on the tongue with our ever-rockin’ house improv band THE NE’ERDOWELLS and YOU at NYC’s hottest musically-infused Open Mic!

This month’s featured act is the poignantly insightful and delightfully engaging Amber Atiya, jamming with the band (Davey Patterson, guitar; Matt Riganese, piano; Dave McKeon, bass; and Ry Pilla, drums).

AMBER ATIYA’s electrifying presence in the New York poetry scene brings an intense body of work that slices fresh emotional grooves on both stage and page. She has performed at Theater for the New City, Fashion Institute of Technology, Lehman College, Nuyorican Poets Café, and many elsewheres. Her poetry, which often speaks to the joys and sorrows of queerness, has been published in Tribes Magazine, Word Riot, Cartier Street Review, and Drunken Boat, and she is co-founder of a weekly women's writing group, currently celebrating its nine-year anniversary.

… And of course, we also look forward this evening to your turn to step up to the Open Mic! Sign-up begins at 5:45PM.

$7.00 includes a drink


Thursday,  Jan 26 - 8:30PM 
Owen Howard, drums, arr., compositions;  John O’Gallagher, alto saxophone;  Adam Kolker, tenor sax, sop. sax, bass clarinet;  Frank Carlberg, piano;  Chris Lightcap, bass
I believe the saying goes, “Give the drummer some”. Owen Howard brings his Juno Award Nominated “Drum Lore” project to Cornelia St. for an evening of music dedicated to exploring compositions by jazz drummers of the past and present. “Drum Lore” has received much international acclaim by critics and fans alike.

$10 cover plus $10 minimum

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum

Owen Howard’s “Drum Lore” image
Friday,  Jan 27 - 6:00PM 
Lynn Stein, vocals;  Jon Burr, bass, arrangements;  Matt Ray, piano;  Warren Vaché, trumpet, flugelhorn, cornet
An Evening with Lynn Stein image
Mainstream jazz standards re-interpreted by vocalist Lynn Stein - with bassist//arranger Jon Burr and pianist Matt Ray - and special guest Warren Vaché!

"Lynn Stein's singing combines a love for the process of making music with personal honesty and an exciting sense of freedom of expression. Her interpretations of standards are as equally surprising and heartfelt as her explorations of other genres. She is a musician's singer, and a delight to her audience." -Warren Vache

"A great singer with a great sound, Lynn Stein is a truly gifted and unique interpetrer of lyrics. A vocal stylist that can swing hard and break hearts. Lynn Stein is the real deal." -Houston Person

" coy, ironic, sweeping, and rich.." - Michael Steinman for Jazz LIVES

$15 includes a drink


Friday,  Jan 27 - 9:00PM & 10:30PM 
Jon Irabagon, tenor sax;  Nate Wooley, trumpet;  Barry Altschul, drums
Jon Irabagon Trio image
Building off the success and kinship found on their trio record with bassist Peter Brendler (Foxy, 2010, Hot Cup Records), Jon Irabagon and Barry Altschul continue and deepen their search for highly interactive, swinging, and expressive improvisation. Mixing standards, originals, and completely improvised pieces, this duo equally explores frenetic and delicate musical soundscapes.

"Jon Irabagon with Barry Altschul, was for me-- along with Ornette Coleman's performance-- the highlight of the festival." --Karl Lippegaus

$10 cover plus $10 minimum
 $10 cover plus $10 minimum

Saturday,  Jan 28 - 6:00PM 

Saturday,  Jan 28 - 9:00PM & 10:30PM 
Bobby Avey, piano;  Ben Monder, guitar;  Chris Tordini, bass;  Jordan Perlson, drums
Praised by the New Yorker magazine as, “A young pianist of invention and refinement,” Bobby Avey has established himself as an emerging star in the jazz community. Avey recently won the 2011 Thelonious Monk Competition for composition. Additionally he was awarded the 2011 Chamber Music America New Jazz Works: Commissioning and Ensemble Development grant funded through the generosity of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

$10 cover plus $10 minimum
 $10 cover plus $10 minimum

Bobby Avey Quartet Featuring Ben Monder image
Sunday,  Jan 29 - 6:00PM 
Wythe Marschall and Ted Enik, hosts

Amy Herzog
Cornelia Street Observatory: BODY AS FUNHOUSE MIRROR image
Cornelia Street Cafe and Observatory present a new series: CORNELIA STREET OBSERVATORY: Illustrated lectures produced by Wythe Marschall and Ted Enik. (Originally produced at Observatory by Morbid Anatomy Library's Joanna Ebenstein).

Tonight: BODY AS FUNHOUSE MIRROR: Cultural Reflections On The Human Form - with Amy Herzog ( presenting the first in a series of three lectures: The Pornographic Arcades Project: Adaptation, Automation, and the Evolution of Times Square (1965-1975).

Amy Herzog is associate professor of media studies and coordinator of the film studies program at Queens College, CUNY. She is the author of Dreams of Difference, Songs of the Same: The Musical Moment in Film (Minnesota, 2010). She recently curated "Peeps," an exhibition at The James Gallery, CUNY Graduate Center, on the dialogue between pornographic peep loops and contemporary art practices.

Observatory is an art and events space in the Gowanus neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York. Founded in February 2009 by a group of seven artists and writers, the space seeks to present programming inspired by the eighteenth-century notion of "rational amusement." Observatory is especially interested in topics residing at the interstices of art and science, history and curiosity, and magic and nature. Part of the Proteus Gowanus arts complex, Observatory hosts frequent screenings, lectures, classes, and exhibitions.

$10.00 includes a drink


Sunday,  Jan 29 - 8:30PM 
Jane Ira Bloom , soprano saxophone;  Dominic Fallacaro, piano;  Dean Johnson , bass;  Gerard Feroux, drums
Jane Ira Bloom, Rubato image
Soprano saxophonist/composer Jane Ira Bloom likes to stretch the tempo especially when it comes to ballads. She returns to Cornelia St Café with bandmates Dominic Fallacaro piano, Dean Johnson bass, and drummer Gerard Faroux to perform American songbook standards and Bloom originals. Long known for the intense lyricism, breath and allure of her saxophone sound, Bloom has put together an evening that showcases what she does best - playing slow

$15 cover plus $10 minimum

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Monday,  Jan 30 - 6:00PM 
Angelo Verga, host

Ted Jonathan Marina Rubin Shelley Stenhouse
Fiction Night image couldn't resist this photo
$ 7 includes a drink
Monday,  Jan 30 - 8:30PM 
Jed Distler, host

Olga Vinokur, piano;  Dave Eggar, cello;  Chuck Palmer, percussion;  Pauline Kim, violin;  David Kalhous, piano
Classical At The Cornelia: Olga Vinokur image
Tonight, Classical At The Cornelia welcomes Olga Vinokur on piano, joined by Dave Eggar on cello, Chuck Palmer on percussion, Pauline Kim on violin, and David Kalhous on piano, performing works by George Gershwin, Fred Hersch, Marc Mellits, Earl Wild, Shostakovich, Scott Wheeler, Wolfgang Rihm, and Bach/Deoro.

Olga Vinokur is a dynamic pianist who is gaining recognition for her impassioned performances and elegant musicianship. Her career has taken her across the North America, Israel, Russia, England, France, Spain, Italy, Portugal, China, Czech Republic and Canada where she has performed as a soloist, chamber musician and with orchestra. Ms. Vinokur has performed at Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Merkin Hall, New York’s Town Hall and is a frequent performer at Bargemusic in New York. She has been heard on WNYC’s Soundcheck with John Schaefer in New York, Israeli “Voice of Music” radio station, Russian National Public Radio, Czech National Radio, CKWR radio station in Canada among others. Olga Vinokur began her studies in Russia. Moving to Israel, she received her Bachelor’s Degree and Artist’s Diploma from the Rubin Academy of Music at Tel-Aviv University. She pursued her Master and Doctor of Musical Art Degrees at the Manhattan School of Music in New York.

Grammy Nominated Artist, Dave Eggar has performed throughout the world as a cello soloist including appearances at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, Barbican Center London, the Hollywood Bowl, and many others. A virtuoso in many styles, he has performed and recorded with artists such as the Who, Josh Groban, Andrea Bocelli, Josh Bell, Dave Sanborn, Evanescence, Patti Smith, Roberta Flack, Donna Summers, Coldplay and many others. Dave holds a doctorate from the prestigious Julliard School and has won awards from Time Magazine, the Leonard Bernstein Foundation, ASCAP, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

$10.00 cover plus $10.00 minimum

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum

Tuesday,  Jan 31 - 6:00PM 
Deborah Latz, vox;  Jon Davis, piano and electric bass
Duo Series, Deborah+1! image

Critics have called New York-based jazz vocalist Deborah Latz “one of the finest balladeers” (Jazz Society Of Oregon), “undeniably unique” (, “Latz has one of the BEST new voices... Her phrasing and unique style is simply elegant and versatile and spunky!” (Jazz Now) and Dan Singer, columnist for England's, In Tune International Magazine asks "Deborah, just where have you been all my life?" In Fall 2012 Deborah's third album, Fig Tree will be released featuring Jon Davis, piano; John Hart, guitars; Ray Parker, bass; Willard Dyson, drums and special guest: Peter Apfelbaum, saxes, flutes, percussion.

Jon Davis, a veteran jazz pianist who is best known for his association with the legendary bassist, Jaco Pastorious, has recorded with Joe Henderson, Stan Getz, Mike Stern, Nora Jones, Stanley Turrentine, Greg Hutchinson, Sonny Fortune and many others. "Davis is a technical monster whose often percussive approach to both electric and acoustic pianos abounds in rhythmic and harmonic surprise." - San Francisco Chronicle

Jon and Deborah will perform in duo exploring jazz classics, world music and originals. We invite you to our laboratory of experiments in music!

Deborah+1! continues March 29 with Joel Frahm, tenor sax, and June 30 with Ray Parker, acoustic bass.

$10.00 cover plus $10.00 minimum

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum

Tuesday,  Jan 31 - 8:30PM 
Seamus Blake, tenor sax;  Mike Moreno, guitar;  Can Olgun, piano;  Trevor Falls, drums;  Lauren Falls, bass
Lauren Falls Quintet image
Canadian bassist Lauren Falls is a fresh new face on the New York jazz scene. Primarily a performer with an unexpectedly strong command of the bass, Ms Falls is also an accomplished composer. Playing original compositions that draw from swing, folk, rock and modern jazz she aspires to write music for every listener to enjoy. Joining her on the bandstand are some of New York's most prominent jazz musicians.

$10 cover plus $10 minimum

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum

Wednesday,  Feb 01 - 6:00PM 
Angelo Nikolopoulos, host

Jennifer L. Knox Amy Lawless Marion Wrenn
We love women who can make us laugh

Jennifer L. Knox’s new book of poems, The Mystery of the Hidden Driveway, is available fromBloof Books. Her poems have appeared in The New Yorker, American Poetry Review, Ploughshares, and four times in The Best American Poetryseries, including the 2011 edition. She is currently at work on her first novel.

Amy Lawless is the author of Noctis Licentia (Black Maze Books), a four poem pamphlet from Greying GhostPress, and the forthcoming chapbook Elephants in Mourning (Detroit). She is a 2011 New York Foundation for the Arts fellow. She is from Boston but lives in Brooklyn.

Marion Wrenn is Co-Editor of the Painted Bride Quarterly. She is a media critic and cultural historian who earned her PhD from NYU’s Department of Culture and Communication. Her essays have appeared in Practicing Culture, Patronizing the Public, and American Poetry Review.She teaches writing at Princeton University where she is on the faculty of the undergraduate writing program.

$ 7 includes a drink

Wednesday,  Feb 01 - 8:30PM 
Scott Lee, bass, compositions;  Billy Drewes, reeds, compositions;  Gary Versace, piano;  Jeff Hirshfield, drums
Cloning Americana, CD Release:For Which It Stands image
Cloning Americana explores the range of modern improvisational music in the context of the current political and cultural landscape. The group expresses their lament at how far we have moved away from the American values of respect, compassion, and tolerance.

" With the tactful touch of classic jazz, these established musicians craft an album at once effortlessly charming and heavy with nostalgia for the America of decades past. " " Such elegance and understatement maybe more revolutionary than wildly flaring saxophones and blaring drum rhythms. " --Sharon Mizrahi,NYC Jazz Record

$10 cover plus $10 minimum
 $10 cover plus $10 minimum

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