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Monday,  Apr 20 - 6:00PM 
with author Barbara Rosenthal

Book Launch: Wish For Amnesia image

Deadly Chaps Press is pleased to announce the publication of our first novel: WISH FOR AMNESIA by Barbara Rosenthal. Full of the the cheekiest, tongue-in-cheek writing, the long-awaited tome tackles Family, Time, Art, Science, Religion, Philosophy, and Current Events!

A native New Yorker, Barbara Rosenthal is a prolific, idiosyncratic, highly original Media and Performance artist, referred to in print as a "Media Poet" by The Village Voice and elsewhere since the 1980s. She produced her first Performance/Installation in 1968, and Photography/Video in 1976, often mixing text with surreal photographic imagery, and such works are in the collections of MoMA, Whitney, Tate, etc. Her major books are "Clues to Myself", "Sensations", "Homo Futurus" and "Soul & Psyche" and the next, the novel “Wish for Amnesia” is just out now from Deadly Chaps Press, NYC.

 $8.00 includes a drink

Monday,  Apr 20 - 8:00PM 
Charlotte Greve, alto sax, comp.;  Manuel Schmiedel, piano;  John Woodland, bass;  Tim Hoog, drums
Lisbeth Quartet image

The Lisbeth Quartet was founded by saxophonist and composer Charlotte Greve. They have been playing together for more than half a decade. Their music is rooted in contemporary Modern Jazz, but often stretches in various directions forming a broad array of soundscapes.

Since 2009 they have released three albums, one of which was awarded the “Echo Jazz” award. They frequently tour in Europe and now finally will bring their music to New York City.

“Charlotte Greve’s music is an exciting and energetic process with subtle movement, stripped down to the bare essentials, to an aesthetic of distinctive moods and intense emotion.” -Jazzthing Magazine

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum

Monday,  Apr 20 - 9:30PM 
Evangeline, voice, guitar, ukulele;  Raphael Torn, percussion
Evangeline image

Experience Evangeline’s soulful jazz-pop mix of singing, ukulele, guitar, piano, electric kazoo, and tap-dance, with additions of harmonizing and looping. Accompanying her will be the world-renowned percussionist, Raphael Torn, just off his European tour with Cirque du Soleil, who uses many forms of percussion.

“[A] great voice and really unique sound.” --Sara Bareilles

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum

Tuesday,  Apr 21 - 6:00PM 
many thanks to our dear friend Jean Goetz

James Adler, pianist/composer
A CELEBRATION OF NEW CDs James Adler, pianist/composer with guest artists Cain-Oscar Bergeron, flute Jordan P. Smith, tenor saxophone Program will include contemporary works by James Adler, Seth Bedford, Kevin Cummines, and the late Paul Turok, a long-time Village resident. Mr. Adler will also perform the original piano version of Modest Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition.

James Adler's latest CDs, including the newly-released "Introspections," will be available for purchase.
 $15 (includes a drink) 

James Adler: Introspections image
Tuesday,  Apr 21 - 8:00PM 
Eitan Gofman, sax;  André Matos, guitar;  Nick Hetko, piano;  André Carvalho, bass;  Guilhem Flouzat, drums
André Carvalho Quintet image

The bassist and composer André Carvalho, a native from Portugal, recently relocated to New York. With two released albums under his name, Carvalho has been intensely dedicated to composition since he first picked up the bass. He has a special vision in conjuring his own groups and is currently preparing and composing for his first stateside release. His first two albums, "Hajime" and "Memoria de Amiba" show Carvalho´s highly personal perspective in music featuring an original blend of contemporary jazz with elements from Portuguese music. Both projects got raving reviews from Portuguese and international media. André was awarded the prize "Carlos Paredes" in 2012, a prestigious prize that recognizes Portuguese music projects, as well as a "Best Group" recognition in the Bucharest International Jazz Competition.

"Carvalho may well have taken his inspiration from a tiny, shapeless, creature (Amoeba), but Memória De Amiba is impressively well-structured. The septet plays with finesse. Carvahlo's writing offers scope for different texures and layers of sound that often give the sensation of a much larger ensemble, but he's not afraid to give space to just one or two players at a time, creating some memorable performances as a result. - --André Carvalho" by Bruce Lindsay in AllaboutJazz about "Memória de Amiba".

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum

Tuesday,  Apr 21 - 9:30PM 
Dan Rufolo, piano;  Marty Kenney, bass;  Philippe Lemm, drums
Dan Rufolo Trio image

Pianist/composer Dan Rufolo, is bringing his trio back to Cornelia Street Cafe with a new set of original music. Having showcased his first two albums "Novelty" 2008 and "Laughter" 2011, throughout the New York area, Dan is looking to use this music to explore new harmonic language and forms. His trio keeps with the ethos of "group above self" creating a musical environment that values all collective input and produces memorable, stimulating music.

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum

Wednesday,  Apr 22 - 6:00PM 
Isabelle and Emmanuelle, hosts

French Nights:  image
Our next French night will host a play by Philippe Malone, a french writer and photographer who works a lot in urban and peri-urban neighborhood.

He has written 15 plays, some of which were preformed on stage and on radio. Bien lotis, 2013, the play we are going to read on stage, is a "peri-urban epic", a "social comedy" which is based on the interview of a couple who lived in a project and then moved to their own private house, as their financial and social situation improved.

The play has 40 short scenes which "attempt to highlight the great peri-urban epic through a blend of quizzes, commentaries and flashbacks briskly conducted by a journalist."
 $8 includes a drink

Wednesday,  Apr 22 - 8:30PM 
Colin Stranahan, drums, comp.;  Dayna Stephens, tenor sax;  Gilad Hekselman, guitar;  Glenn Zaleski, piano;  Rick Rosato, bass
Colin Stranahan 5tet image

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum 

Thursday,  Apr 23 - 8:30PM 
Michaël Attias, alto sax;  John Hébert, bass;  Satoshi Takeishi, drums, perc.;  Ralph Alessi, trumpet;  Christopher Hoffman, cello

The trio Renku, with Michaël Attias, John Hébert and Satoshi Takeishi, was formed in 2004 and is preparing the release of its fourth album later this year. Named for a collaborative, improvised form of Japanese poetry, Renku makes music that is searching and empathetic, thoroughly in the moment, resonant with meaning. The Village Voice has said of the group: “This beguilingly mercurial trio is one of those bands that gives delicacy a good name. Like Air, the reeds-bass-drums outfit dedicates as much room to extended hushes as they do knotty expressionism, giving their sound an almost ghostly vibe. As it gracefully insinuates itself, the music gathers more and more depth."

Tonight we will be welcoming our friends trumpeter Ralph Alessi and cellist Chris Hoffman for a special night of new music and improvisation.

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

Friday,  Apr 24 - 6:00PM 
Jessica Crandall, soprano;  Ellen Mandel, composer/pianist/singer
Swinging Siren Songs image
The talented duo performs Mandel’s lyrical, jazzy, poignant and humorous songs to poems by Shakespeare, Yeats, e.e.cummings, Glyn Maxwell, Mandel and more. Crandall’s gorgeous soprano voice floats above Mandel’s expressive piano, to transport listeners into the world of the poems.

NY Times raves: Mandel’s songs are “ardent, spiky, and freshly organic”

 $15.00 includes a drink

Friday,  Apr 24 - 9:00PM & 10:30PM 
Magos Herrera, voice;  Vitor Gonçalves, accordion;  Rogerio Boccato, percussion;  Panagiotis Andreou, bass
The Herrera Gonçalves Boccato trio image

The Herrera Gonçalves Boccato trio brings multiple influences together to create a new and original sound. Using rhythms and repertory from all over the Americas, this Brazilian-Mexican team dives deeply into a musical landscape that is at times improvised and always an adventure. Starting with the unique instrumentation, the trio strives to discover timbres and textures, creating beautiful combinations, and interacting on a high level, while always staying true to the roots of their music.

The Trio will be joined by the amazing Greek bassist Panagiotis Andreou as a special guest for the night.

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum 

Saturday,  Apr 25 - 6:00PM 
Penelope Karageorge, host

Barbara Aliprantis, bard ;  Nicholas Zaharakas, bard ;  Aristides Duvall, singer/guitarist
The Greek American Writers image
Celebrate spring with the Greek-American Writers Association. Award-winning story-teller Barbara Aliprantis and Nicholas Zaharakas will demonstrate the art of dramatic yarn-spinning originated by the ancient bards. Singer/guitarist/composer Aristides Duvall will debut new songs.
 $ 8 includes a drink, food menu available 
Saturday,  Apr 25 - 9:00PM & 10:30PM 
Tony Malaby, tenor sax;  Mark Helias, bass, comp.;  Tom Rainey, drums
Open Loose, CD Release: The Signal Maker image

The archetypal New York trio Open Loose, back from their April Western Swing, and will be celebrating the March release of their new Intakt recording "The Signal Maker" on Saturday April 25 at the Cornelia Street Cafe.

"It seems to me that each disc by Open Loose just gets better, more focused and solid as a one force or statement. A most mature offering like expensive wine or fine cheese. Dig in my friends, for a a fine meal for ears, hearts and soul." -- Bruce Lee Gallanter

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum

Sunday,  Apr 26 - 6:00PM 
James Tolan, host

Quitman Marshall Olivia Stiffler John Hodgen
Three Poets: Hodgen, Marshall and Stiffler image

South Carolina poets Quitman Marshall and Olivia Stiffler read from their new books along with noted Massachusetts poet John Hodgen.

 $8.00 includes a drink 

Sunday,  Apr 26 - 8:30PM 
Greg Ward, alto sax;  Ben Wendell, tenor sax;  Glenn Zaleski, piano;  Rashaan Carter, bass;  Kenneth Salters, drums

Saxophonist and composer, Greg Ward, returns to Cornelia Street Cafe with a new ensemble featuring some of New York City's finest improvisers. This group will be performing Ward's original music including some world premieres. Don't miss it!

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum

Greg Ward Quintet image
Monday,  Apr 27 - 6:00PM 
V. Hansmann, host

Ailish Hopper , featured reader;  Eli Burrell Patrick Boyle Susan Swenson

Ailish Hopper will be Monday’s featured reader. Joining her are Eli Burrell, Patrick Boyle, and Susan Swenson.

Ailish Hopper is the author of Dark~Sky Society (2014), selected by David St. John as runner-up for the New Issues prize, and the chapbook, Bird in the Head (2005), selected by Jean Valentine for the Center for Book Arts Prize. Individual poems have appeared in AGNI, APR, Blackbird, Harvard Review online, Ploughshares, Poetry, Tidal Basin Review, and other places. Her essays on art and literature that deal with race have appeared in or are forthcoming in Boston Review, The Volta, and the anthology, A Sense of Regard: Essays on Poetry and Race. A native of Washington, DC, she has received support from the MacDowell Colony, Maryland State Arts Council, and Yaddo. Hopper teaches at Goucher College and in the visual art MFA program at University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

 $8.00 includes a drink

Monday,  Apr 27 - 8:30PM 
Candice Hoyes, vocals;  Oscar Perez, piano

Jazz and Classical Vocalist Candice Hoyes and pianist Oscar Perez focus on the rare soprano songs by Duke Ellington, the subject of her debut album, "On a Turquoise Cloud." Their set diverges into fresh interpretations of bossa nova and the American Songbook as well.

 $10.00 cover plus $10.00 minimum

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