See the previous week's performances.   February 07-February 14, 2015  See the next week's performances.
Saturday,  Feb 07 - 6:00PM 
Penelope Karageorge, host

Lili Bita, actor/poet;  Robert Zaller, poet/scholar/essayist;  Apostolos Pappas, physicist/poet
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A week before Valentine's Day, a special edition of one our favorite series

Lili Bita, author of “The Thrust of the Blade” will present her stunning Erotic Poetry

Dr. Robert Zaller, author of “Islands,” will offer poetry transporting you to the isles of Greece

Apostolos Pappas, Ph.D., Selected Poems and a tribute to 100 years of Anthony Quinn the person the actor and Kazantzakis's Zorba
 $ 8 includes a drink, food menu available 

Saturday,  Feb 07 - 9:00PM & 10:30PM 
John Hebert , bass;  Peter Bernstein, guitar;  Dayna Stephens, tenor sax;  Eric McPherson, drums

For the price of the tolls coming into Manhattan from Jersey, you can hear John Hébert’s Bridge and Tunnel Quartet featuring Peter Bernstein on guitar, Dayna Stephens on tenor sax and Eric McPherson drums. The group showcases new music written by the bassist, John Hébert as well as some choice jazz standards. Beautiful melodies surrounded by spacious and lamenting grooves, sonorous and real, the instrumentation here demonstrates a capacity for jazz improvisation while at the same time leaving space for open introspection. I am not sure that EZ Pass will work at the club but call in advance when making reservations.

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum 

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Sunday,  Feb 08 - 6:00PM 
Liz Stretch, host

Jimmy Carbone Allison Patel Daric Schlesselman
Fork it Over : OurTalk/Taste Series: A beer and two whiskies. image
A beer and two whiskies.

This Sunday, February 8th at 6pm come get intimate with the fabulous craft beer guru, Heritage Radio Network host and all round local food rockstar Jimmy Carbone of the East Village’s Jimmy’s 43.

Joining Jimmy is Allison Patel of Brenne, an award-winning Single Malt Whiskey made entirely in the Cognac region of France. A former professional ballerina Allison was recently named by Forbes magazine as one of the top 4 women in the world who are “calling the shots in the whiskey business”.

Also in the fold we have Daric Schlesselman, owner of Van Brunt Stillhouse, an artisanal distillery in Red Hook, Brooklyn and ex Daily Show editor. What’s not to love?

Don’t miss the chance to get up close and personal with this special trio as they share their personal adventure with all things food and drink. Expect a fun beer and whiskey session

$15 includes a taste or two or three.
 $ 15 includes a taste 

Sunday,  Feb 08 - 8:30PM 
Jane Ira Bloom, soprano sax;  Mark Helias, bass;  Bobby Previte, drums

Soprano saxophonist/composer and NASA artist Jane Ira Bloom returns to the Cornelia Street Café as part of the 2015 Composers Now Festival celebrating composers throughout the five boroughs of New York City in February. She performs Singing the Triangle with long-time bandmates bassist Mark Helias and drummer Bobby Previte in the setting that improviser/ composers love most: the trio - Just enough rhythmic/ melodic interaction to fire a tune and just enough space to carve your own direction.

"A powerful trio of fearless jazz explorers...who share a commitment to beauty & adventure" – Bob Blumenthal

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum

JANE IRA BLOOM Trio Singing the Triangle image
Monday,  Feb 09 - 8:30PM 
Rachel Peters, curator and host

Molly Hager Elana Justin Janet Krupin Martha Sullivan Natalie Tenenbaum Jorell Williams
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No fake rock. No adorable twentysomethings finding love in the big city. No meta-musicals that make fun of musicals. No style without substance. Just fresh, original work from honest, fearless, accomplished music theatre writers giving you their best at a price you can afford. Come hear what you’re missing uptown.

We’re finishing up our series for now, and we’ve got as diverse a lineup as ever—opera of the microtonal and jazzy varieties, pop-infused showtunes, art songs, and plenty of stellar singer/songwriter fare. Featuring work by Gaby Alter, Gordon Beeferman and Charlotte Jackson, Evan Mack and Joshua McGuire, and Natalie Tenenbaum. And performances by Molly Hager, Elana Justin, Janet Krupin, Martha Sullivan, Natalie Tenenbaum, and Jorell Williams. Don’t miss our last hurrah…until next time…

 $10.00 cover plus $10.00 minimum 

Tuesday,  Feb 10 - 6:00PM 
Thomas Pryor, host

Barbara Aliprantis Phillip Giambri Jim Hawkins Sherryl Marshall Adam Wade
City Stories: Stoops To Nuts image

The neighborhood’s awake and talented storytellers & musicians are ready to paint characters and scenes for you.

 $8.00 includes a drink

Tuesday,  Feb 10 - 8:30PM 
Maria Manousaki, viola;  Shai Maestro, piano;  Petros Klampanis, bass;  John Hadfield, drums

The Greek South African violinist Maria Manousaki is an international artiste, active in the Jazz and World Music scene.

Born in South Africa, growing up in Greece and currently living and performing in New York City, Maria has recently formed her own group with renowned musicians Shai Maestro on piano, Petros Klampanis on double bass and John Hadfield on drums performing her original music inspired by her Cretan roots and her love for Jazz.

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum 

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Wednesday,  Feb 11 - 6:00PM 
Clare Elena Semes, violin;  Chelsea Starbuck Smith, violin
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Come drink and be merry with Les Deux at their Cornelia Street Cafe debut! Les Deux will perform all original arrangements including favorites from Billy Joel, Benny Goodman, Ravel, Bernstein and more.

Known for their original repertoire and arrangements of classical favorites, creative and interactive performing style, and on-stage charisma, the violin duo Les Deux offers riveting performances for today’s edgy concert scene. Reviewed by The Santa Barbara News Press as “surprising and sparkling,” founding members Clare Elena Semes and Chelsea Starbuck Smith present to audiences a diverse repertoire from Bach to Chopin, Bernstein to the Beatles.

The duo’s name draws inspiration from the artistic collective of the 1920s, Les Six, a group of six French composers working in Montparnasse in Paris whose avant-garde simplicity is often seen as a reaction against the heavy romantic and lush impressionistic styles of their day. Chelsea and Clare like to think of their partnership as an artist collective of their own – turning fun and casual time together into music and art.

 $8.00 includes a drink

Wednesday,  Feb 11 - 8:30PM 
Lage Lund, guitar;  Matt Brewer, bass;  Tyshawn Sorey, drums;  Glen Zaleski, piano
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"Of the younger cats Lage is THE one. He's a wonderful player. Scary actually!" - Kurt Rosenwinkel

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum

Thursday,  Feb 12 - 6:00PM 
Bela Horvath, violin;  Kyungmi Nam, piano;  Yoni Levyatov, piano
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Program including works by W.A. Mozart/ F. Chopin/ C. Schumann/ R. Schumann/ R. Rzewski/ Y. Levyatov

 $10.00 cover plus $10.00 minimum 

Thursday,  Feb 12 - 8:30PM 
Michael Blake, tenor sax;  Cat Toren, piano;  Ben Allison, bass;  Rudy Royston, drums

Michael Blake has been on the New York music scene for a quarter of a century, covering a limitless musical landscape, from downtown iconoclasts The Lounge Lizards to soulful songwriter Ray Lamontagne. The past year may have been his most successful yet. His latest recording Tiddy Boom (Sunnyside Records) has made it at least a dozen Best of 2014 and Top 10 lists and the reviews have been beyond enthusiastic, "This is Music unbound in time...perfectly executed" (Downbeat Magazine). Tonight he brings in Tiddy Boom bandmates Ben Allison, Rudy Royston and making her debut in Blake's band is the Juno Award (Canadian Grammy) winning pianist Cat Toren.

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum

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Friday,  Feb 13 - 6:00PM 
Alan Baxter, MC

Evie Ivy, dancer;  Gordon Gilbert Mireya Perez Jack Tricarico Peggy Fitzgerald, poets;  Concetta Abbate, with violin and song;  Cleopatra Amaris, dance
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Dance of the Word: In Celebration of Valentine’s Day

Poetry, Dance, Song and Music

 $15.00 includes a drink 

Friday,  Feb 13 - 9:00PM & 10:30PM 
Jonathan Goldberger, guitar;  Keisuke Matsuno, guitar;  Simon Jermyn, bass;  Jim Black, drums

Music that stems from organized and spontaneous composition along with a serious tip-of-the-hat to the late great drummer/bandleader Ronald Shannon Jackson.

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum 

Jim Black, Smash and Grab image
Saturday,  Feb 14 - 6:00PM 
Andy Christie, host

Matthew Dicks Steve Zimmer Sandi Marx
The Liar Show image

Seek Truth. Get a T-Shirt.

4 Storytellers, 3 True Stories, 1 Pack of Lies. Uncover the liar and win a prize worth its weight in fool's gold!

Hosted by Andy Christie (The N.Y. Times; The Moth Radio Hour, WFUV's CityScape)

For this special Valentine's edition, The Liar Show welcomes Matthew Dicks (This American Life), Steve Zimmer (The Moth Radio Hour), Sandi Marx (Moth GrandSlam Finalist), and a story from host Andy Christie.

"They can lie to me all night long!" - The New York Times

"Christie & Co. make dishonesty fun again." - TimeOut New York

 $25.00 includes a glass of champagne 

Saturday,  Feb 14 - 8:30PM 
Malena Dayen, vocals;  David Rosenmeyer, piano;  Or Bareket, bass
New Aires Tango: Valentine image

The unique collaboration of tango singer, Malena Dayen with pianist and arranger, David Rosenmeyer invites us to delve into each song as a whole world within itself. The repertoire that New Aires Tango performs is drawn mainly from the golden age of tango singers and writers. Yet music from other styles such as folkloric Argentinean, Mexican and Cuban songs are presented under the same umbrella to reflect on the lineage and influence of the Tango tradition.

 $25.00 includes a glass of champagne 

Saturday,  Feb 14 - 10:00PM 
Sofia Ribeiro, voice;  Juan Andrés Ospina, piano;  Andres Rotmistrovsky, bass
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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, Sofia’s 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 with her warm and powerful sound.

“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)

 $25 cover includes a glass of champagne

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