See the previous week's performances.   March 27-April 03, 2015  See the next week's performances.
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

Saturday,  Mar 28 - 6:00PM 
Kosi, vocals
Kosi: Jazz Standards And Originals image

She's more than just a drama queen. She's got piercing eyes and a voice that's larger than her body. But, small as she is, she won't fit in a box. She switches styles more quickly than you can follow. First she's jazz, then she's blues, then she's rock, but always powerful. You definitely want to hear this girl sing... if you can handle it.

 $8.00 includes a drink

Saturday,  Mar 28 - 9:00PM & 10:30PM 
John Hebert , bass;  Dayna Stephens, tenor sax;  Eric McPherson, drums;  Michaël Attias, alto sax

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum 

John Hebert Trio image
Sunday,  Mar 29 - 6:00PM 
Angelo Verga

Barry Wallenstein, poet;  Massimo Cavalli , Special Guest Musician – visiting from Lisbon, Portugal;  Neal Haiduck, clarinet;  Ken Filiano, bass;  Vincent Chancey, french horn
Barry Wallenstein & friends: An Evening of Poetry and Music image
Back from a well deserved respite Professor Wallenstein delivers new poems (Cd's for sale) and some old favorites.

$ 15 includes a drink, students $ 8 includes a drink

(212) 989-9319 Reservations suggested

 $15 includes a drink, food menu available 

Sunday,  Mar 29 - 8:30PM 
Tom Finn, alto sax;  Matt Marantz, tenor sax;  Sam Harris, piano;  Martin Nevin, bass;  Craig Weinrib, drums

Bassist Martin Nevin, often known as a sideman, will present an evening featuring his original compositions. The band is comprised of some of Martin's closest friends and collaborators. The music will be a blend of Martin’s uniquely understated musical vision and the strong voices of his bandmates.

“Bassist Martin Nevin’s wide beat, thick sound, and soulful baring bring heart to this music.” - Dan Bilawsky (All About Jazz)

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum

Martin Nevin Group image
Monday,  Mar 30 - 6:00PM 
V. Hansmann, host

Askold Melnyczuk, featured reader;  William Pierce Jeffrey Perkins Maura Anthony Snell
BENNINGTON WRITERS  -  Boston Night image

Askold Melnyczuk’s first novel, What Is Told, was a New York Times 'Notable Book'; his second, The Ambassador of the Dead, was selected as one of the 'Best Books of the Year' by The Los Angeles Times; the most recent, The House of Widows, was chosen by the American Libraries Association’s Booklist as an 'Editor’s Choice'. He’s received numerous awards for his fiction, as well as for his editorial work as founding editor of Agni and Arrowsmith Press. Melnyczuk’s finishing a new novel, Recovering Virgins. An Associate Professor in the MFA Program at the University of Massachusetts, he also teaches at the Bennington Writing Seminars, and has taught as well at Boston University and Harvard.

 $8.00 includes a drink

Monday,  Mar 30 - 8:30PM 
Judi Silvano, voice;  Michael Abene, piano
Judi Silvano 's MY DANCE, CD Release with pianist Michael Abene image

MY DANCE is a collection of Judi Silvano's original songs in collaborative arrangements with veteran pianist Michael Abene. Each tune has a story of its own and while some have lyrics, others leave the story to the listener's imagination. Here are two improvisers are at the top of their game. Come share the moment!

"This is a great record by the American singer Judi Silvano. With pianist Michael Abene, the two illustrate what is the "Songbook of Silvano": the vision of life and love of the singer. These two musicians are navigating together: the art of improvisation in its essence. The rhythms used are those of jazz with two artists of great skill improvising on their instruments. While making music they are really telling their stories. " Vittorio Lo Conte (

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum

Tuesday,  Mar 31 - 6:00PM 
Jay Lucas Chacon, baritone;  Gloria Kim, piano
From Bach to Berg: A Tribute to Dietrich Fischer Dieskau image

A tribute to the late great baritone, Dietrich Fischer Dieskau. Performing a variety of popular German lieder, operatic and concert repertoire Herr Dieskau was well known for. Come for an evening of great music honoring one of the greats!

 $10.00 cover plus $10.00 minimum 

Tuesday,  Mar 31 - 8:00PM 
Amanda Ferguson, vocals;  Joshua Richman, piano
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From Cole Porter to Aerosmith, to Sarah Bareilles to Peggy Lee, Amanda Ferguson puts her own soulful spin on swinging standards, sultry torch songs, and re-imagined pop and rock classics. Together with acclaimed jazz pianist Joshua Richman, they have cultivated an eclectic set that has something for everyone.

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum

Tuesday,  Mar 31 - 9:30PM 
Tom DiMenna, voice, guitar
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Tom DiMenna's music has been featured at the South by Southwest Festival in Austin, TX, Joe's Pub at the Public Theater, and most recently, on tour with the indie-rock band, Reigning Sound. His influences range from U.K. players like Archie Fisher and Bert Jansch, to more contemporary U.S. players like Chris Smither.

 $10.00 cover plus $10.00 minimum

Wednesday,  Apr 01 - 6:00PM 
Angelo Verga

Ted Jonathan Stella Padnos Shea Paul Wasserman
Poetry image

 $ 8 inkadrink, our fine food available 
Wednesday,  Apr 01 - 8:30PM 
Maria Manousaki, viola;  Shai Maestro, piano;  Petros klampanis, bass;  Ziv Ravitz, drums;  Tamer Pirnabasi, canun
The Maria Manousaki Quartet image

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

Living and performing in New York City, Maria has recently formed her own group with great musicians such as Shai Maestro on piano, Petros Klampanis on double bass and Ziv Ravitz on drums performing her original music inspired by her Cretan roots and her love for Jazz. Special appearance by Tamer Pirnabasi on Canun.

Maria has appeared in many prestigious events around the world, and has performed in auspicious venues including the Perth Concert Hall in Australia, New York Lincoln Centre, the Frank Sinatra School of The Arts in New York the MoMA museum of modern arts, the Megaro Mousikis, Badmington theatre and Zappio Megaro in Greece, the closing ceremony for the Mediterranean Olympic Games in Pescara Italy, the Dubai International Film Festival in 2005 and 2006, the Royal wedding in Doha Qatar, the King of Abu Dhabi Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nayhan, the princess of Morocco, amongst others.

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum

Thursday,  Apr 02 - 6:00PM 
Robin, Angelo, Josh, and Tom, hosts

Artists’ Salon  image
Spring !!!! 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,  Apr 02 - 8:00PM 
Dennis DeMeo, guitar, pedal steel, vocals, songwriter;  Pete DeMeo, drums, percussion, keyboards, vocals, songwriter;  Jerry DeMeo, guitar, vocals, songwriter
The DeMeo Brothers Band image

Recently, The DeMeo Brothers Band played their debut shows in Fair Harbor, Fire Island, Oyster Bay, Long Island and NYC, to rave reviews. Two time Emmy nominated, touring and session drummer, Pete DeMeo, along with subtle and tasty west coast guitar and steel player, Dennis DeMeo, joined guitarist, singer, songwriter, Jerry DeMeo, for these wonderful evenings of music. Though they have been brothers and have played music for many years, both individually and with other musicians, they finally realized, after one of those V8 moments, that it might actually make sense for them to form a band.

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum

Thursday,  Apr 02 - 9:30PM 
Matt Parker, saxophones;  Alan Hampton, bass;  Reggie Quinerly, drums
Matt Parker Trio image

Brooklyn-based saxophonist Matt Parker returns to Cornelia Street Café with the musicians featured on his debut album Worlds Put Together (BYNK Records). A Fort Lauderdale, Florida native, Parker connects the stylistic dots between Lester Young and Rahsaan Roland Kirk. Downbeat Magazine named 'Worlds Put Together' as one of the Best Albums of 2014 “A warmly swinging showcase for his breathy, Ben Webster-esque flow,” said Time Out New York. "Parker succeeds admirably in demonstrating an abiding reverence for jazz’s heritage without being overly shackled by its conventions." ​said Hot House It’s time to make the acquaintance of this rising star, who'll be performing with bassist Alan Hampton and drummer Reggie Quinerly.

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum

Friday,  Apr 03 - 9:00PM & 10:30PM 
Mario Pavone, bass;  Dave Ballou, trumpet, cornet;  Peter McEachern, trombone;  Julian Shore, piano;  Michael Sarin, drums

New compositions by bassist Pavone reflecting on the always amazing work of Thelonious Monk.

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum

Mario Pavone/Mixed Quintet image
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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