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Friday,  Mar 20 - 6:00PM 
hosted by Gordon Gilbert

On the Road Again --- Back to Jack!

The second in a series of readings of the beat generation writers

A celebration of Jack Kerouac’s life and writings with personal remembrances and a reading of a selection of his works by local NYC poets & writers:

Stephen Bluestone, Patricia Carragon, Jack Cooper, Steve Dalachinsky,

Claire Fitzpatrick, Roxanne Hoffman, David Lawton, Michael Lydon,

Peter Martin, Roberto Mendoza, Frank Perero, Su Polo,

Leslie Prosterman, Griselda Steiner, Susan Weiman, and Jack Tricarico,

with music by Viennese saxophone player Edith Lettner.

There will be drawings for several of Jack Kerouac's books.
  $ 8 includes a drink, food menu available 

Friday,  Mar 20 - 9:00PM & 10:30PM 
Barry Altschul, drums;  Joe Fonda, bass;  Jon Irabagon, tenor sax
Barry Altschul, 3Dom Factor image

Legendary drummer and percussionist Barry Altschul has shared the stage with uncompromising artists such as Chick Corea, Dave Holland, Sam Rivers, Anthony Braxton, Paul Bley and many more. His current trio, the 3Dom Factor, released their debut record last year on TUM Records. Their follow-up CD, Tales of the Unforeseen, comes out this year, and Barry and crew celebrate its release tonight at the Cornelia St Cafe, featuring Joe Fonda on bass and Jon Irabagon on saxophone. They will be performing some jazz classics, some of Barry's originals as well as some free group improvisations.

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum 

Saturday,  Mar 21 - 6:00PM 
Rebeca Vallejo, curator and host

Snehasish Mozumder, mandolin;  Ranendra Kumar Das, tabla;  Cristian Puig, flamenco guitar;  Peter Basil Bogdanos, flamenco cajon & percussion
The Flame: Flamenco Infused Jazz: InFlame image
World Music Boutique Productions presents 'The Flame: Flamenco Infused Jazz' monthly concert series. Tonight showcasing the work of InFlame.

Inflame combines classical Indian and traditional Flamenco forms as a launching pad for adventurous improvisation.

Formed in 2010, the quartet consists of north Indian mandolin, tabla, flamenco guitar and flamenco percussion. Recent performances include the Arts & Ideas festival in Connecticut, University of South Carolina, and University of West Virginia. Group members hail from Kolkata India, Bangladesh, Buenos Aires Argentina, and New York City. The group is proud to have presented their debut self-titled CD in October of 2013 at Alegrias en la Nacional in New York City.

 $10.00 cover plus $10.00 minimum

Saturday,  Mar 21 - 9:00PM & 10:30PM 
Mat Maneri, viola;  Tony Malaby, tenor sax;  Lucian Ban, piano;  Bob Stewart, tuba;  Randy Peterson, drums
Mat Maneri & Lucian Ban NEW QUINTET image

Grammy nominated violist Mat Maneri and Transylvanian expat pianist Lucian Ban (“Transylvanian Concert” ECM Records - an All About Jazz BEST OF 2013 album) premiered this quintet in March with a sold out double show at CSC. They return to the crime site for further explorations – this time with modern master Randy Peterson holding the drum chair. Featuring legendary tuba player Bob Stewart and improvising icon Tony Malaby on tenor & soprano saxophones. They have all worked together in many groups in the past, notably the award winning “Enesco Re-Imagined” project in the case of Maneri, Ban and Malaby, Tuba Project (Ban & Stewart), or Maneri & Peterson in various projects. The Guardian UK has called Lucian Ban “A name to watch” and All About Jazz has said that Mat Maneri “has changed the way jazz world listens to violin & viola” while the New York Times has described Tony Malaby as “A fountain of creative and energized improvising”. Bob Stewart is widely considered along Howard Johnson as responsible for bringing “new glory to the tuba” (NY Times) in modern jazz with collaborations with everybody from Gil Evans, Carla Bley to Arthur Blythe and Sonny Rollins. Add to the mix one of the masters of contemporary drumming Randy Peterson . . . . and you will be surely in for a treat surprise.

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum

Sunday,  Mar 22 - 6:00PM 
Karl Leone, host

Jesse Paris Smith, piano, percussion, composition
Jesse Paris Smith & Friends image

An intimate evening of musical and poetic collaborations between multi-instrumentalist Jesse Paris Smith and special guests. Hosted by Karl Leone.

 $10.00 cover plus $10.00 minimum

Sunday,  Mar 22 - 8:30PM 
Duane Eubanks, trumpet;  Dezron Douglas, bass;  Eric McPherson, drums
Duane Eubanks Trio image

As regular members of Duane Eubanks Quintet, The Trio has decided to probe the concepts that they developed as a band with open forms in mind. Trio allows each member to freely express themselves with no reason to withhold colorful musical ideas; Think post-bop with a twist of freedom!

"Eubanks is a consumate instrumental stylist and composer" ~Jazz Inside Magazine, Dec 2014

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum

Monday,  Mar 23 - 6:00PM 
Cynthia Manick, curator; Ed Toney, host

Akinfe Fatou Ama Codjoe Elana Bell Kamilah Aisha Moon
S is for Soul Sister image

For a night of tales and poetry, join Soul Sister Revue for its spring show at Cornelia Street Café. Soul Sister Revue highlights those established and emerging poets who write in the narrative tradition of storytelling.

 $8.00 includes a drink 

Monday,  Mar 23 - 8:30PM 
Simon Mulligan, piano;  Jon Burr, double bass
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Simon Mulligan studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London before making his professional debut with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in 1992 aged just nineteen. Since then, Simon has performed in virtually every major concert venue around the world as either as a soloist or collaborator, recently enjoying great success and numerous media appearances with the Grammy Award winning violinist Joshua Bell, and other artists including Liza Minnelli, Sting, Van Morrison, and Dame Shirley Bassey.

 $10.00 cover plus $10.00 minimum 

Tuesday,  Mar 24 - 6:00PM 
Alex Navarro, piano;  Nick Sample, bass;  Robyn Cornish, vocals;  Chase Baird, tenor saxophone;  Fred Kennedy, drums

Long time collaborators and friends, pianist Alex Navarro and bassist Nick Sample share there individual and collective compositions along with reinterpretations of jazz standards and pop tunes. Both artists draw from their respective musical wells, Navarro showcasing his Peruvian roots through his rhythmic choices and lyrical melodies while Sample keeps the legacy of his father, Joe Sample, alive through soulful, passionate and groove-centered playing.

 $10.00 cover plus $10.00 minimum

Tuesday,  Mar 24 - 8:30PM 
Kyle Nasser, tenor sax;  Jeff Miles, guitar;  Dov Manski, piano;  John Tate, bass;  Rodrigo Recabarren, drums
Kyle Nasser, CD Release: Restive Soul image

Kyle Nasser releases Restive Soul, his debut album as a leader.

"The compositions that comprise Restive Soul combine fervent jazz playing by Nasser’s quintet with elements from Nasser’s intensive study of western classical music. But this is no Third Stream hybrid, wearing its “classical” inspirations on its sleeve; instead, Nasser seamlessly assimilates counterpoint and long-form harmonic development into electrifying modern jazz pieces." - Shaun Brady

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum

Wednesday,  Mar 25 - 6:00PM 
Farid Bitar Carmela Tal Baron Marcia Kannery Jerry Rodriguez David Worko

Reciting a new collection of poems from an upcoming book titled 'FUZZY LINES', by Farid Bitar-A Palestinian/American poet-activist, Jerusalem bound, author of 'Footprints in the Mist-A Palestinian soul' in 2011, Editor of 'Treasury of Arabic Love' in 1997, a recording artist of two CD'S titled 'FATOOSH' & 'SHUTAT'.

Readers: Carmela Tal Baron-Israeli/American poet-Marcia Kannery American/Israeli-founder of the Dialogue and a poet.

Introducing an upcoming band-

Rhonnie Tsunami, on Drums -Jerry Rodriguez, Guitar- David Worko & Vocals. Farid Bitar-Percussion & Harmonica

 $8.00 includes a drink

Wednesday,  Mar 25 - 8:30PM 
Yuhan Su, vibraphone, comp.;  Matt Holman, trumpet, flugelhorn;  Kenji Herbert, guitar;  Petros Klampanis, bass;  Nathan Ellman-Bell, drums
Yuhan Su Quintet image

An amalgamation of complexity, intensity and emotional resonance, Yuhan Su quintet is brining the music from Yuhan’s upcoming second album release ‘A Room of One’s Own’.

A native of Taiwan, New York based-vibraphonist Yuhan Su's debut album as leader, Flying Alone has been released to widespread approval. Flying Alone received numerous music awards and nominations, including ‘Best Jazz Album of the Year’, ‘Best New Artist’, ’ Best Jazz Single’ from the 2013 Golden Indie Music Award and ‘Best Performance Album of the year’, ’Best Composer Award’ from 2013 Golden Melody Award in Taiwan, and “Best Release of 2013” by All about Jazz.

Each tune of Flying Alone, the debut album from Taiwanese vibraphonist Yuhan Su, has a distinct personality. Yuhan's compositions are tied together by intelligence, sensitivity and a haunting sense of tenderness. -- Brad Farberman, Downbeat Magazine

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum 

Thursday,  Mar 26 - 6:00PM 
Frederick Katzenberg, oboe;  Gary Klein, piano
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Oboist Frederick Katzenberg will be accompanied by pianist Gary Klein in a program of music of the baroque period (J.S. Bach, Rameau), classical period (Matthes), romantic period (Schumann, Chopin [piano solo], and Nielsen), and 20th Century (Hanson).

 $10.00 cover plus $10.00 minimum 

Thursday,  Mar 26 - 8:30PM 
Nate Radley, guitar;  Loren Stillman, alto sax;  Matt Pavolka, bass;  Ted Poor, drums
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The Nate Radley quartet returns to Cornelia Street Cafe in support of their new CD "Morphoses" on Fresh Sound/New Talent.

“A perceptive young guitarist with an introspective but assertive style” - Nate Chinen, New York Times

"One of the tastiest and most consistent players on the scene." - David R. Adler, New York City Jazz Record

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum 

Friday,  Mar 27 - 6:00PM 
Eric Alter Peter Carlaftes Steve Dalachinsky Thomas Fucaloro Aimee Herman Matthew Hupert Jane Lecroy Puma Perl Fred Simpson George Wallace
Night in the Naked City 3: the New Amsterdam Liberation Front image
New York has always been a magnet, drawing in Talent from around the world. Now come listen to some Voices that began here with our 3rd annual celebration of Native New York poets

 $8.00 includes a drink 

Friday,  Mar 27 - 9:00PM & 10:30PM 
Scott DuBois, guitar;  Jon Irabagon, tenor, soprano sax;  Eivind Opsvik, bass;  Kresten Osgood, drums
Scott DuBois Quartet image

Guitarist Scott DuBois’ music is described by Jazz Times as “fascinating”, by Cadence Magazine as “exceptional…faultless, a perfect gem” and by AllAboutJazz New York as “captivating music for the meditative thinker”. He has recorded two CDs with David Liebman for the historic Soul Note record label and three CDs for Sunnyside Records. His most recent CD, Landscape Scripture (2012), was named one of the Top Ten Jazz Albums of 2012 by National Public Radio. DuBois was selected as a Semi-Finalist in the 2005 Thelonious Monk Jazz Competition. New York City’s Downtown Music Gallery wrote that Scott is, “one of the best and most adventurous guitarists in New York City”, and Spain’s largest jazz media source,, calls Scott, “one of the best modern jazz guitarists.”

***** (5 stars) “Wonderful, evocative…a profound delight.”-- DownBeat Magazine (Paul de Barros)

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum

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Many spoken words events are free
There is always a one-drink minimum per set; times are door opening times