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Wednesday,  Oct 23 - 6:00PM 
PERFECT SENSE
Alissa Heyman, host

Sharon Dolin Victoria Redel Candice Reffe Salita Bryant
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Perfect Sense is a superbly curated poetry series, our thanks to Alissa.

$ 8 includes a drink


 $8 includes a drink    http://www.gander.tv/event/cornelia-street-cafe-perfect-sense-1023-6pm-8pm

Wednesday,  Oct 23 - 8:30PM 
THE KAHERI QUARTET, CD RELEASE: RECUERDOS DE MONK
Angelica Sanchez, piano;  Omar Tamez, guitar;  Ratzo Harris , bass;  Satoshi Takeshi, drums
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"Compositions that seek out the lyrical heartbeat within the avant-garde storm." --The New York Times/Chinen

$10 cover plus $10 minimum


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

STREAMING LINK: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9mqdPKXTD0

Thursday,  Oct 24 - 6:00PM 
HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH: TWO PUERTO RICAN WRITERS
Madeline Millan, host

Myrna Nieves Anita Velez-Mitchell
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Tribute to Two Puerto Rican Writers during the Hispanic Heritage Month

Myrna Nieves is a Puerto Rican writer. She has been known as a non conformist. For more than twenty years she directed the Boricua College Winter Poetry Series. Her latest books are Viaje a la lluvia, El Caribe: paraíso y paradoja and Breaking Ground: Anthology of Puerto Rican Women Writers in New York 1980-2012.

Anita Velez-Mitchell is a Puerto Rican writer born in 1916. Dancer, actress, singer, circus performer, short story writer, playwright, translator and opera librettist ) she wast honor in her 90th birthday by the Mayor of New York City who issued the Proclamation “Anita Vélez Day.” In 2010, she was honored as one of the Most Outstanding Women of the Year by El Diario La Prensa.

$ 8 includes a drink /www.gander.tv/event/cornelia-street-cafe-hispanic-heritage-month-two-puerto-rican-writers-1024-6pm-8pm
 $8 includes a drink 

Thursday,  Oct 24 - 8:30PM 
BOBBY AVEY GROUP
Bobby Avey, piano;  Special Guest, Horn, tba;  Thomson Kneeland, bass;  Dan Weiss, drums
Bobby Avey Group image Garth Woods
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.

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 $10 cover plus $10 minimum    http://bobbyavey.com

Friday,  Oct 25 - 6:00PM 
DANCE OF THE WORD: LOOKING TOWARD HALLOWEEN
Alan Baxter, MC

David Lawton, poet;  Mireya Perez, poet;  Madeline Artenberg, poet;  Eugene Ring, poet;  Peggy Fitzgerald, poet;  Jack Tricarico, poet;  Evie Ivy and dancers Mindy Levokove, special performance;  Diane Block, violin;  Tom Batts, cello
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Celebrate with us . . .Dance of the Word: Looking Toward Halloween - with dance, poetry and music!

Evie Ivy, the art of belly dancing with: Edi and Nora, dancers

Plus a special presentation with Mindy Levokove, and a music and dance collaboration with Diane Block, violin, Fred Simpson, drums, and Evie in an interpretation of "Temptation"

$15.00 includes a drink


 $15.00 includes a drink    http://www.gander.tv/event/cornelia-street-cafe-dance-word-looking-toward-halloween-1025-6pm-8pm

Friday,  Oct 25 - 9:00PM & 10:30PM 
PETROS KLAMPANIS: CONTEXTUAL
Jean-Michel Pilc, piano;  Gilad Hekselman, guitar;  John Hadfield, percussion;  Megan Gould, violin;  Maria Manousaki, violin;  Matt Sinno, viola;  Yoed Nir, cello;  Petros Klampanis, bass
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CONTEXTUALgroup returns at Cornelia street Cafe, on Friday the 25th of October at 8:30pm. Original music and covers played in a exploratory yet lyrical way, by a string 4tet and piano, percussion and doublebass.

The experience is vivid: following Klampanis conceptions throughout the night, the styles mingling with complimentary undertones, one will always be engaged and in anticipation of whats next. No matter what instrumentation used, and whether playing a jazz standard, traditional Greek folk song, or Paul McCartney tune, the outcome is always breathtaking.

$10 cover plus $10 minimum


 $10 cover plus $10 minimum    http://www.gander.tv/event/cornelia-street-cafe-petros-klampaniscontextual-1025-9pm-12am http://www.youtube.com/petrosklampanisvideo

Saturday,  Oct 26 - 6:00PM 
THE RED MICROPHONE: AN OCTOBER JAZZ REVOLUTION
John Pietaro, vibes, percussion;  Ras Moshe, reeds, flute;  Rocco John Iacovone, reeds;  Nicolas Letman-Burtinovic, bass;  Nora McCarthy, voice, poetry;  Jorge Sylvester, alto sax
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A special brand of new revolutionary jazz DooBeeDooBeeDoo magazine

This music is MOVING me like nothing else Ive mastered in years. Reminds me of the ESP label, BYG, and Karl Berger. - Kramer

THE RED MICROPHONE is a NYC-based New Music/New Jazz quartet of rad musicians engaging in a repertoire drenched in liberation jazz, dissident swing and contemporary composition at once compelling and patently downtown. Call it post-Ornette, Post-Dolphy, post-Occupy music. The bands art is as revolutionary as the times demand. The Red Microphone has performed at such New York City spaces as Shapeshifter Lab, ABC No Rio, the Brecht Forum, 17 Frost, ZirZamin and Downtown Music Gallery.

The ensembles debut CD, The Red Microphone Speaks! was released in April 2013 (Dissident Arts label). Self-produced but mastered by legendary producer Kramer, the disc features sweeping free improvisation, original works, unique adaptations of modernist sounds and protest song, and militant prose and poetry that recalls the New Objectivity, the New Thing and the No Wave. Guest vocalist Nora McCarthy is heard on LInternationale Reconstruct in the company of the found voices of Malcolm X, Angela Davis, Dalton Trumbo and VI Lenin.

The Red Microphones single Brecht Breakdown was released on the IFAR label (UK) as part of the international compilation Beat Sounds From Way Out Vol 4, December 2012.

$10.00 cover plus $10.00 minimum


 $10 cover plus $10 minimum    http://www.DissidentArts.com http://www.gander.tv/event/cornelia-street-cafe-red-microphone-1026-6pm-8pm

Saturday,  Oct 26 - 9:00PM & 10:30PM 
KRIS DAVIS
Kris Davis, piano;  Ralph Alessi, trumpet;  Ingrid Laubrock, tenor sax;  Tom Rainey, drums
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As part of Kris Davis's residency at Cornelia street Cafe, this concert celebrates the release of the new CD LARK! on Skirl Records. Featuring Ralph Alessi, Ingrid Laubrock, Kris Davis, and Tom Rainey, this exciting group of improvisers share a like- minded esthetic when it comes to improvising, from the explosive to the serene.

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 $10 cover plus $10 minimum    http://www.krisdavis.net http://www.skirlrecords.com

Sunday,  Oct 27 - 6:00PM 
SHAPE-SHIFTERS: MISS PLASTIQUE: POEMS BY LYNN LEVIN
Lynn Levin Odi Gonzales Mimian Morales
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SHAPE-SHIFTERS: Miss Plastique

Poems by Lynn Levin, translations from Spanish with poet Odi Gonzales, and musical chaser by Mimian Morales (the Girl with the Guitar)

A celebration of Philadelphia-based poet Lynn Levins new collection, Miss Plastique (Ragged Sky Press, Princeton, 2013). Known for her eclecticism, humor, and range of poetic styles, Levin invites the reader into a world of female bravado in which Miss Plastique and her many selves rant, fret, joke, fall in love, and do their hair. The collection has garnered rave reviews in The Philadelphia Inquirer, Rattle, Word Riot, Cleaver, and elsewhere.

Also appearing will be noted Peruvian poet Odi Gonzales, author of seven poetry collections, who has collaborated with Levin on a translation of his work, and who will read his multi-vocal and often surreal poems in Spanish.

Rounding off this unique evening, a performance of strange little songs about dead movie stars, unrequited obsessions, and existential longing by winning Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter Mimian Morales. http://mimian.bandcamp.com/

$8.00 includes a drink


 $8.00 includes a drink    http://www.gander.tv/event/cornelia-street-cafe-shape-shifters-miss-plastique-poems-lynn-levin-1027-6pm-8pm

Sunday,  Oct 27 - 8:30PM 
HEATHER CHRISTIAN & THE ARBORNAUTS
Heather Christian, piano, voice;  Gabriel Gordon, guitar, voice
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Heather Christian is the daughter of a go-go dancer and a blues musician. A disgruntled classical pianist, she and her "orchestra" ( an eclectic assortment of multi-hyphenate musicians) turn Christian's collection of dream-like hymns into stories and meditations that play like Avant-torch songs. A renowned composer for experimental theater, (the TEAM's Mission Drift, Ripe Time's The World is Round) she has been seen all over the globe in multiple musical capacities, and an inherent theatricality runs through her music. Tonight is her debut at Cornelia Street, and is a very rare opportunity to see Miss Christian play without the usual comforts of her 9 piece band.

"Christian howls like a werewolf with a voice made of molasses" -- Time Out NY

$10 cover plus $10 minimum


 $10 cover plus $10 minimum    http://www.heatherchristian.com http://www.heatherchristian.bandcamp.com

Monday,  Oct 28 - 6:00PM 
BENNINGTON WRITERS - NONFICTION
V. Hansmann, host

Peter Trachtenberg , tonights featured reader;  Nancy Jainchill Judith Hertog Tara Kelly
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Peter Trachtenberg is the author of the memoir 7 Tattoos, The Book of Calamities: Five Questions About Suffering and Its Meaning, and Another Insane Devotion, a book about the search for a missing cat thats also an encoded exploration of love and marriage (it's now out in paperback from Da Capo Press). His essays, journalism, and short fiction have appeared in The New Yorker, Harpers, BOMB, TriQuarterly, O, The New York Times Travel Magazine, and A Public Space. His commentaries have been broadcast on NPRs All Things Considered. He has been the recipient of Guggenheim and Whiting fellowships and a residency at the Rockefeller Foundations Bellagio Center. Trachtenberg teaches in the Writing Program of the University of Pittsburgh and currently is a core faculty member at the Bennington Writing Seminars

$8 cover includes a drink
 $8 cover includes a drink    http://www.gander.tv/event/cornelia-street-cafe-bennington-writers-nonfiction-1028-6pm-8pm

Monday,  Oct 28 - 8:30PM 
ORAN ETKIN
Oran Etkin , clarinet, bass-clarinet, saxophone;  Lionel Loeuke, guitar, voice;  Tyshawn Sorey, drums
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Oran Etkin has been described as a "great clarinetist, excellent improviser" by NY Times critic Ben Ratliff and a "composer of eminent individuality" by his mentor and former teacher, Yusef Lateef. His music appeared on a recent benefit CD that won a GRAMMY Award last year. Etkin's upcoming album features his trio with Ben Allison and Nasheet Waits plus guests Lionel Loueke and Curtis Fowlkes and is due to be released in April 2014. For this new project, Etkin draws inspiration from his recent touring, which has taken him from from Israel to Indonesia, Louisiana to Liege, Tel Aviv to Tokyo, Shanghai to Berlin. Often Etkin collaborated with local musicians in each region, learning some of their musical traditions and folk songs and sharing his own music. On his new CD, Etkin interweaves traditional melodies he learned in these countries together with his compositions, taking the listener on a journey with many flavors but one continuous storyline throughout. This evening at Cornelia Street will offer a rare preview of the material from Etkin's upcoming album and features his long-time collaborators Lionel Loueke, Tyshawn Sorey and other guests!

"A composer of eminent individuality, an extraordinary performing musician who is a soul and mind in search of ultimate truth in aesthetics" - Yusef Lateef

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

Tuesday,  Oct 29 - 6:00PM 
BOOKS LAUNCHED: RAIN MOUNTAIN PRESS

Book launch for Chris Belden's new novel, Shriver,

plus a celebration of two other Rain Mountain Press titles: David Lawrence reads from his memoir The King of White Collar Boxing

and Rob Cook and Maureen Boylan read from the late poet Ronald Wardell's Lightning's Dance Floor.

$ 8 includes a drink
 $8 includes a drink 

Tuesday,  Oct 29 - 8:30PM 
VOXIFY: SOFIA RIBEIRO
Nicky Schrire, host

Sofia Ribeiro, voice;  Juan Andrés Ospina, piano;  Petros Klampanis , double bass;  Marcelo Woloski, percussion;  Magda Giannikou, accordion
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Sofia Ribeiro is one of the greatest voices from the country of fado, a magnificent singer who has the ability to immediately attract the listener to her unique musical universe. With a solid background in jazz studies, a very deep connection to Portuguese traditional music, and endless hours of listening to Brazilian legendary musicians, Sofias artistry challenges the boundaries of music labels. Well-known for her strong and emotional performances, the multi-awarded singer has captivated audiences all over the world.

Sofia is an exceptionally talented musician who is stylistically diverse and technically proficient, with a remarkable ear and articulation technique. Her stylistic interpretation is seasoned, sophisticated and extremely expressive. She is one of the best scat singers that I have ever worked with! - Bob Stoloff, Berklee College of Music, U.S.A.

$10.00 cover plus $10.00 minimum


 $10 cover plus $10 minimum 

Tuesday,  Oct 29 - 10:00PM 
VOXIFY: MAGOS HERRERA
Nicky Schrire, host

Magos Herrera, voice;  Mile Moreno , guitar;  Hans Glawishnig, bass;  Alex Kautz, drums;  Leo Genovese, piano
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Born in Mexico City, the deep and captivating performer, Magos Herrera is considered one of the most beautiful voices and the most active vocalist of the contemporary Latin American jazz.

The grammy pre-nominee for best vocal jazz album, immensely popular throughout Mexico and Latin America, is a dazzling accomplished singer-songwriter known for her beguiling rhythmic scatting. Herrera stays firmly rooted in tradition from different latinamerican and iberic backgrounds, blending them with the refinment and sophistication of jazz, interpreted through her unique artistic vision. Fluent in Spanish, Portuguese and English, her repertoire is filled with the yearning romance, intimacy and enchantment.

'Magos Herrera is the Cassandra Wilson of latin america. There are similarities in their warm, sultry tone, their bluesy feeling and strong command of the jazz language.(...).Herrera is without a doubt the best jazz singer out of Mexico, and with Mxico Azul she is establishing herself among the best singers in jazz". - Wilbert Sotre / Jazztimes july 2011

$10.00 cover plus $10.00 minimum


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

Wednesday,  Oct 30 - 6:00PM 
JOE ALTERMAN TRIO
Joe Alterman, piano;  Nathanial Schroeder, bass;  Peter Traunmueller, drums
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When listening to Joe Alterman perform, it is obvious that he has studied the history of jazz piano. However, his own style of playing is appealing, challenging and quite satisfying." - Ramsey Lewis

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 $10 cover plus $10 minimum 

Wednesday,  Oct 30 - 8:30PM 
MUSETTE EXPLOSION
Will Holshouser, accordion;  Matt Munisteri, guitar;  Marcus Rojas, tuba
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Musette Explosion is a trio of seasoned New York jazz musicians who have, for many years now, been obsessed with the French cousin of jazz: the melodic, fleet hybrid of swing and traditional French music called musette. Theres a lot to enjoy about this music: hauntingly beautiful melodies float over driving rhythms, and deceptively simple harmonies leave plenty of room for adventurous solos. Guitarist Matt Munisteri and accordionist Will Holshouser began playing these tunes just for fun in the late 1990s, learning them by ear from old recordings and improvising on them. They added some luminous original tunes to the mix, their own modern portraits of musette. Between other duties as sidemen and bandleaders, they began playing around town as Musette Explosion. When they got together a few years ago with tuba virtuoso Marcus Rojas, who can play both horn and bass roles, sparks flew.

$10 cover plus $10 minimum


 $10 cover plus $10 minimum    http://web address: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Musette-Explosion http://www.willholshouser.com

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