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Friday,  Jan 30 - 6:00PM 
Kate Dillingham, cello, host;  Amir Khosrowpour, piano

RAM Presents: Crossings Album Release Concert Party

Kate Dillingham, cellist will perform solo and duo works with pianist Amir Khosrowpour by composers David Fetherolf, Gabriela Lena Frank, Gilbert Galindo, B. Allen Schulz and Yuan-Chen Li.

 $10.00 cover plus $10.00 minimum

Friday,  Jan 30 - 9:00PM 
Billy Newman, host

Mauricio Zottarelli, drums, perc.;  Itaiguara Brandão, bass;  Oriente Lopez, flute;  Alex Brown, piano;  Jorge Continentino, sax
Brazil Expressions Fest:  Mauricio Zottarelli image

The brazilian-born and New York City–based drummer and composer Mauricio Zottarelli has been on the forefront of the Jazz, Latin and Brazilian music circles for many years. Called a “superb drummer” by JazzTimes Magazine, Zottarelli has become one of the most sought after drummers on the scene since his move to NYC in 2006.

He is a much in-demand performer both in live shows and in studio recordings, and has worked with such diverse artists such as: Hiromi, Eliane Elias, Marc Johnson, , Dave Grusin, Esperanza Spalding, Richard Galliano, Keiko Matsui, Richard Bona, Paquito D’Rivera, Cláudio Roditi, Joe Locke, Geoffrey Keezer, , Ivan Lins, Carmen Souza, Chuck Loeb, Rosa Passos, Dom Salvador among many others. 
 In 2009 Zottarelli released “7 Lives”, his first album as a leader, and in 2011 came “MOZIK”, a collaboration project with pianist Gilson Schachnik. Both “7 Lives” and “Mozik” have been receiving high praises from critics and fans worldwide. 
Mauricio has been featured on the prestigious “Jazz Station” website for three years in a row as one of the top 10 drummers of the year, and in 2012 he won the most important music award in Brazil, the “Brazilian Music Awards”, with legendary pianist Dom Salvador. 
Mauricio’s new release, “Glasses, No Glasses” is a collaboration with bassist Amanda Ruzza and came out in 2014.

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum 

Friday,  Jan 30 - 10:30PM 
Nando Michelin, piano;  Dan Blake, sax;  Jay Anderson, bass;  Rogerio Boccato, drums, perc.
Brazil Expressions Fest: Rogério Boccato Quarteto image

Here with the 'After Bossa-Nova' project, Rogerio leads a stellar quartet through some of the lesser-known pieces by the greatest among the post-Bossa Nova generation of composers, such as Toninho Horta, Egberto Gismonti, Milton Nascinento, Edu Lobo. This group gives these songs a unique treatment, infused with improvisation. The idea revolves around openness and interaction, using the motifs of each song as a springboard for instant group compositions. It is a fresh and ever-changing approach to Post-Bossa Nova music.

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum 

Saturday,  Jan 31 - 6:00PM 
Rebeca Vallejo, curator and host

Rebeca Vallejo, vocals;  George Dulin, piano;  David Silliman, percussion/drums
The Flame: Flamenco Infused Jazz image
World Music Boutique Productions presents 'The Flame: Flamenco Infused Jazz' monthly concert series. Tonight showcasing the work of curator Rebeca Vallejo

Madrid born vocalist and composer Rebeca Vallejo is a most versatile and innovative performer. Known for combining her ancestral Flamenco roots, her deep love and understanding of Brazilian music, with the language of Jazz, Rebeca Vallejo deftly weaves all these elements into a sound that is truly unique. “Azúcar, Canela” reaches beyond what’s purely “entertaining” in order to create a unifying journey where three musical cultures, three countries (Spain, Brazil, US), and three different types of “blues” converge. The fusion of flamenco with the flavors of the old and new continents will not only preserve flamenco, but also help to take it further into the future.

Rebeca Vallejo will be accompanied by George Dulin at the piano and David Silliman on the percussion/drums.

 $10.00 cover plus $10.00 minimum 

Saturday,  Jan 31 - 9:00PM 
Billy Newman, guitar;  Michael Attias, alto sax;  Ben Holmes, trumpet;  Eric Schugren, tenor sax;  Leco Reis, bass;  Vanderlei Pereira, drums
Brazil Expressions Fest: Billy Newman Sextet image

Billy Newman is a Jazz and Brazilian guitarist/composer who has performed in New York City for over twenty years.

Since 1987 he has been traveling to Brazil in order to research Brazilian music and perform with local musicians Rio de Janeiro, Brasilia, Recife and Florianopolis including Rogerio Souza, Rodrigo Lessa, Marcos Cesar and Celsinho Silva. While a recipient of Composer’s residencies three years in a row from the prestigious Yaddo and The MacDowell Colony, he had the opportunity to compose much music in the Brazilian genres. He performs his original music with the “The Billy Newman Quintet”(aka Brooklyn Brazil Bop) as well as Frevo, Samba, Baião, Choro, the fantastic styles of Brazilian Instrumental. The Quintet includes some of the best Brazilian and American musicians in the city including Leco Reis -Bass, Vanderlei Pereira - drums and Michael Attias -Alto sax, Ben Holmes - trumpet His groups have played at many venues (Cornelia Street Cafe, Joe’s Pub, Barbés) and at many major cultural venues in the city including The Guggenheim, Museum of Modern Art and Brooklyn Museum.

Billy has completed two CDs of his original compositions. He has written a book on Brazilian Guitar published by Alfred Music/National Guitar Workshop in 2002.

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum

Saturday,  Jan 31 - 10:30PM 
Vitor Gonçalves, accordion;  Eduardo Belo, bass;  Vanderlei Pereira, drums;  Special Guest, Steve Wilson, alto sax
Brazil Expressions Fest: SanfoNYa Brasileira image

“Sanfona” being a word in Brazil for accordion, and NYC being the home of these three Brazilian musicians, who as a trio create a collective symphony.

Branching out and beyond the accordion traditions of Brazil- choro, forró and frevo- this trio combines their passions of Brazilian and American jazz, improvisation and arranging, while featuring original compositions of each member.

An unusual musical combination and unexpected friendship such as this is the kind of thing that only happens in New York, where each person comes far from their home to contribute to the melting pot- and sometimes finds themselves sending something new to taste back home.

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum 

Sunday,  Feb 01 - 6:00PM 
Roald Hoffman, Dave Soldier, hosts

Jonathan Lunine,, planetary scientist;  Lukas Ligeti, percussion;  Grey McMurray, guitar
Entertaining Science: LUNINE,  LIGETI, and McMURRAY image


We journey through the Saturn system to explore its wonders, courtesy of the decades-long Cassini-Huygens mission. Our guide will be Jonathan Lunine, a planetary scientist on that mission. We'll start with Saturn's intricate rings and bubbling cauldron of an atmosphere, and then move on to Titan--a giant moon where methane streams run down to sunless hydrocarbon seas. Finally, Enceladus, a tiny moon with an underground ocean and jets of salty water spewing into space, may be our best chance to discover living organisms elsewhere in the solar system. Lukas Ligeti, a versatile composer and percussionist whose work incorporates elements of jazz, contemporary classical, electronic and various world musics, will reflect in music on the journey (and his own, from Vienna to Bushwick through Africa). And so will Grey McMurray, guitarist extraordinaire from bands such as Tongues in Trees and itsnotyouitsme.

 $10.00 cover plus $10.00 minimum 

Sunday,  Feb 01 - 8:30PM 
Jacob Sacks, piano;  Masa Kamaguchi, bass;  Vinnie Sperrazza, drums

The trio of drummer Vinnie Sperrazza, pianist Jacob Sacks, and bassist Masa Kamaguchi first came together in 2008 at the suggestion of Jordi Pujol, the owner of the Barcelona-based Fresh Sound record company. The trio has released two acclaimed albums on Fresh Sound. "Barcelona Holiday"from 2011, was a mix of standards and jazz tunes, and "Play Cy Coleman" from 2013, was devoted solely to the Broadway composer's songbook. 2015 will see the release of "Play Johnny Mandel".

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum

Sperrazza/Sacks/Kamaguchi  image
Monday,  Feb 02 - 6:00PM 
Tulis McCall, host

Monologues & Madness image
Original Monologues. No slamming, no judges, just great material, excellent actors and YOU. Come See These Amazing Daredevils Perform Without a Net!!!

 $10 includes a drink (my god what a bargain!)

Monday,  Feb 02 - 8:30PM 
Cancelled due to heavy snow upstate

David Amram, piano, french horn, flutes, composition & surprises;  Kevin Twigg, drums, glockenspiel;  Rene Hart, bass;  Elliot Peper, bongos
AMRAM & CO : Cancelled due to heavy snow upstate image

This series explores in his highly personable, generous and informal style the astonishing variety of David Amram's interests and accomplishments--renowned composer of symphonic classical music, jazz compositions, improvisation, spoken word, scat, he sits at the piano, schmoozes about music, about the greats, the beats, the obscure, the legendary; plays the French horn, pulls out all kinds of instruments (flutes, drums, horns) gathered from his many circumnavigations of the globe, pulls in guests drawn from just about every artistic walk of life.

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum Cancelled due to heavy snow upstate

Tuesday,  Feb 03 - 8:30PM 
Travis Reuter, guitar;  Adam O’Farrill, trumpet;  John O’Gallagher, alto sax;  Rajna Swaminathan, mrudangam;  Chris Tordini, bass
Travis Reuter Quintet image

Largely informed by the jazz tradition, guitarist Travis Reuter's compositions focus on abstract forms, complex rhythmic structures, and polytonality, while continuing to explore the improviser's role in a traditional setting. In addition, Reuter is a former student of acclaimed new complexity composer Jason Eckardt and his music is inspired by the currents of classical music, which inspire harmony and structural clarity.

"Reuter's musical world is a place of intrigue that not only stimulates the psyche, but also delivers a high form of entertainment along the way—a sterling effort that should not go unnoticed." -Glenn Astarita, All About Jazz

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum

Wednesday,  Feb 04 - 6:00PM 
David Roderick, host

Beth Bachmann Nick Flynn and Stephen Elliott, special guest
The Rumpus Late Night Poetry Show image

The Rumpus Late Night Poetry Show goes live in NYC! Readings by David Roderick, Beth Bachmann and Nick Flynn, followed by a high-speed literary chat between Bachmann and Flynn, moderated by Late Night host, David Roderick.

 $8.00 includes a drink

Wednesday,  Feb 04 - 8:30PM 
Bob Gingery, bass;  Jon Irabagon, sax;  Mike Baggetta, guitar;  Mark Ferber, drums

Bassist Bob Gingery brings his quartet to Cornelia Street to perform music from Traveler, the new album out on Fresh Sound New Talent records. "An original artist whose compositions have shifting dynamics, odd meter all without losing that special lyrical sense of purpose that make Traveler so engaging." - Brent Black,

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum

Bob Gingery Group, CD Release: Traveler image
Wednesday,  Feb 04 - 10:00PM 
Jon Lundbom, guitar;  Jon Irabagon, soprano sax;  Bryan Murray, tenor sax;  Justin Wood, alto sax, flute;  Sam Kulik, trombone;  Moppa Elliott, bass;  Dan Monaghan, drums
Jon Lundbom & Big Five Chord  image

Austin, TX, based guitarist Jon Lundbom and his band Big Five Chord are proud to release their new album 'Jeremiah' live in concert at Cornelia St. Cafe. JL&BVC play "assaultive, cleverly fun punk jazz" (Lucid Culture), "forward-thinking, boundary-stretching jazz that still manages to sit well on more mainstream ears" (Creative Loafing). The quintet features Jon Irabagon and Bryan Murray (Bryan & the Haggards) on saxophones, bassist Moppa Elliott (Mostly Other People Do the Killing), and Philadelphia's finest Mr. Dan Monaghan on drums; 'Jeremiah' also includes Justin Wood on reeds and Sam Kulik on trombone. 'Jeremiah' marks Big Five Chord's seventh release, their fifth on NYC's Hot Cup Records.

"Pure jazz with rock attitude" --All About Jazz

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum

Thursday,  Feb 05 - 6:00PM 
Robin, Angelo, 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.
 food on us, drinks on you 

Thursday,  Feb 05 - 8:30PM 
Vicky Chow, host

Lisa Dowling, voice

Praised as “Bjork-like” and “innovative” by the New York Times, Lisa Dowling aka kills to kisses has had her ears and fingers in the post-classical, post-rock, post-post world of sound since she graduated from music school. Wanting to give her beloved instrument a fresh voice, she created kills to kisses to showcase the unique and surprising capabilities of an the upright bass, an instrument that is usually not recognized for its virtuosity. Her music is bass-centric, but not in the ways you would expect; luscious, pulsating melodies soar over funky bass riffs and electronic drones creating a “brusquely subtle or exquisitely dense” (Inanna Naked) cinematic language that will beg of your hips.

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum

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Thursday,  Feb 05 - 10:00PM 
Vicky Chow, host

Michael Chinworth, voice, wurlitzer;  Mai Friedman, voice, synth;  Jo-Anne Hyun, voice, bass;  Trevor Wilson, voice, guitar;  Ethan Woods, voice, electronics
Contagious Sounds: ANAWAN image

Anawan will perform music from their most recent LP,Anawan, as well as some pieces from All Material (2013) and Soft Wings (2012).

Anawan (formerly known as TWVE) is a five-piece band based in the waterfront neighborhood of Red Hook, Brooklyn. The project of composer and multi-instrumentalist Trevor Wilson, Anawan is a hybrid animal: part avant-garde vocal ensemble and part wildly-experimental pop group. Wilson, the de facto leader of the group whose mentor Meredith Monk is but one discernible influence, is a restless and prolific musician who has written and released hundreds of songs. In Anawan, Wilson’s innovative vocal stylizations are mirrored by the rest of the group, evoking the image of a five-headed beast harmonizing with itself. Their third album together, Anawan is the first to be released under the group’s new name and has the feel of a debut. With the band sounding tighter than ever, Anawan aims for the heart and at the same time impresses the mind with its intricate and inventive arrangements.

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum

Friday,  Feb 06 - 6:00PM 
Kat Georges, Peter Carlaftes, hosts

Anne Waldman Penny Arcade Jan Herman, Burroughs publisher
The Monthly : BURROUGHS 101  image

 $12 includes a drink, food menu available 
Friday,  Feb 06 - 9:00PM & 10:30PM 
George Garzone, saxophone;  John Lockwood, bass;  Bob Gulloti, drums

The Fringe are one of the genuine living treasures of the Boston jazz scene. Originally formed back in 1971 by tenor-saxophonist George Garzone, bassist Richard Appleman, and drummer Bob Gullotti as an outlet for their free jazz improvisations, The Fringe have entertained and enlightened Boston area jazz audiences for over 30 years. Bassist Appleman left the band in 1985 to become Chairman of the Bass Department at Berklee College and was replaced by veteran bassist John Lockwood.

$10 cover plus $10 minimum

 $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