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Thursday,  Jul 17 - 6:00PM 
Craig Werth, vocals, multi-intrumentals;  Michael Lydon, guitar, vocals
Craig Werth, In Concert — with special guest, Michael Lydon image

Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Craig Werth, visits Cornelia Street with the warmth, insight and humor of his original songs. Craig's gentle reverence for music and sense of wonder and affection for the world and the people in it yields radiant songs about everyday heroes and the trials and amusements of life as a human. His most recent solo album is a Folk DJ favorite, receiving multiple "top new album of the year" nods from DJs across North America. Accompanying himself with guitars, bouzouki, ukulele and banjo, Werth evokes both tears and laughter in every performance.

 $8.00 includes a drink http://

Thursday,  Jul 17 - 8:30PM 
Caleb Curtis, alto sax;  Kenny Pexton, tenor sax;  Adam Coté, bass;  Shawn Baltazor, drums
Walking Distance image

Based in Brooklyn, Walking Distance is a fiery collective of powerful improvisers playing music they love. The saxophonists intertwine in sound and concept, blending seamlessly so that it can be difficult to hear them as separate instruments, and and at other times engaged in a spirited debate with the drums and bass. The band engages in a wide range of possibilities; from melodic swing and grooving rock, to free bop and soulful ballads,with a dash of terror-inducing chaos. Formed in June 2012 during the Catskill Jazz Factory’s inaugural Artist Residency, Walking Distance is quickly gaining traction and notice. They will release their first album in early 2015.
 $10 cover plus $10 minimum

Friday,  Jul 18 - 9:00PM & 10:30PM 
Mary Halvorson, guitar;  Ingrid Laubrock, tenor saxophone;  Tom Rainey, drums
Originally from Germany, Ingrid Laubrock has been living in the UK since 1989 and has recently moved to Brooklyn. She performed and recorded with: Kenny Wheeler, Tim Berne, Mark Helias, Michael Formanek, Mary Halvorson, Tyshawn Sorey, Evan Parker, Steve Beresford, John Edwards, Norma Winstone, Veryan Weston, Luc Ex,Django Bates’ Human Chain, Evan Parker, The Continuum Ensemble and others. As part of the F-ire Collective, she won the BBC Jazz Award for Innovation in 2004,was nominated for the BBC Jazz Award for ‘Rising Star’ in 2005 and won a Fellowship in Jazz Composition by the Arts Foundation in 2006. She won the 2009 SWR German Radio Jazz Prize the and was one of the final nominees for the 2009 Westfalen Jazz Preis. Her current groups are Anti-House, Sleepthief with Tom Rainey and Liam Noble (Sleepthief,Intakt CD146) ,her two-piano nonet Nein and Ingrid Laubrock Quintet and a co-led trio with pianist Kris Davis and drummer Tyshawn Sorey.

Mary Halvorson is a guitarist, composer and improviser living in Brooklyn. Since 2000 she has been performing regularly in New York with numerous groups and has toured Europe and the U.S. with Anthony Braxton and Trevor Dunn's Trio-Convulsant. Additionally, Halvorson has performed alongside and interpreted the music of Joe Morris, Nels Cline, John Tchicai, Taylor Ho Bynum, Matana Roberts, Tony Malaby, Elliott Sharp, Myra Melford, Andrea Parkins, Tyshawn Sorey, Marc Ribot and Jason Moran. Current projects which Mary composes for and performs with include The Mary Halvorson Trio with John Hebert and Ches Smith (Dragon's Head, Firehouse 12 Records, 2008); a chamber-music duo with violist Jessica Pavone (On and Off, Skirl Records, 2007); and the avant-rock band People (Misbegotten Man, I & Ear Records, 2007).

Tom Rainey was born in Pasadena, California in 1957. Since moving to New York in 1979 he has performed and or recorded with the following artists: John Abercrombie, Mose Allison, Julian Arguelles, Ray Anderson, Tim Berne, Jane Ira Bloom, Nels Cline, Ted Curson, Mark Ducret, Mark Feldman, Michael Formanek, Drew Gress, Mark Helias, Fred Hersch, Andy Laster, Ingrid Laubrock, Joe Lovano, Tony Malaby, Albert Mangelsdorff, Carmen McRae, Mike Nock, Simon Nabatov, New and Used, Anita O'Day, Andrea Parkins, Herb Robertson, Angelica Sanchez, Louis Sclavis, Brad Shepik, Tom Varner, Ken Werner, Denny Zeitlin. Current activities include performing and recording music with Ingrid Laubrock and Mary Halvorson as well as playing with many of the aforementioned artists.

"there is some magic happening here - a beautiful contrast beetween Zen-like calm and alarming bombast that makes Pool School a must hear" Bill Milkowski, Jazz Times

“Halvorson’s sound is immediately distinctive, viscerally powerful and, yes, intriguingly ‘anti-guitar’”. Brian Morton, Jazz Review

“Tom Rainey is a player who swerves between avant-garde notions and a mainstream sensibility, and when he plays, the smell of invention is in the air." Josef Woodard, L.A. Times.

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum 

Saturday,  Jul 19 - 6:00PM 
Kyungmi Nam, piano
A Summertime Classical Concert: Pianist Kyungmi Nam & Guest Artists image
Acclaimed by New York Concert Review as "…an awareness of detail… a clear sense of compositional structure…, a lively, vibrant sound and a wide palette of dynamics and colors", pianist Kyungmi Nam has given numerous concerts as soloist and chamber musician in the New York metropolitan area. She gave her New York debut recital at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in 2005, as the winner of Young Artist Piano Award presented by Artists International Presentations, Inc. Kyungmi Nam has been awarded with prizes from competitions in the U.S., South Korea, and Italy including the Debussy Prize from IBLA Grand Prize International Competition in 2006. Her orchestra engagements include the World Premiere of Henry Martin's Piano Concerto No. 3 with the conductor Richard Auldon Clark and Manhattan Chamber Orchestra in 2007.

 $10.00 cover plus $10.00 minimum 

Saturday,  Jul 19 - 9:00PM & 10:30PM 
Jason Rigby, drums;  Cameron Brown, bass;  Gerald Cleaver, drums

Tenor saxophonist Jason Rigby’s explosive triumvirate showcases current and new works from a recent and soon-to-be-relesed recording. Having garnered attention from his previous efforts as both sideman and leader, Rigby’s trio pays energy, excitement, creativity and cohesive elasticity in spades.

DETROIT-CLEVELAND TRIO combines the creative powers of Detroit natives Cameron Brown and Gerald Cleaver, with Cleveland native Rigby. Ah, the midwest. Hailed as “a truly lyrical musician” and “New York’s rising start of tenor sax” with a “pioneering voice that deftly combines many influences,” Rigby is known for his compelling inside-outside improvising. Cameron Brown is one of the greatest living bass veterans, a driving and creative constant and has worked with the likes of Don Cherry, Art Blakey, Joe Lovano, Dewey Redman, as well as with Dannie Richmond as a member of the celebrated Don Pullen/George Adams Quartet. Gerald Cleaver is an unstoppable modern drummer who consistently dazzles with his creative depth, having performed with Roscoe Mitchell, Craig Taborn, Henry Threadgill, Michael Formanek, Mat Maneri, Hank Jones and Tommy Flanagan, to name a few.

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum 

Sunday,  Jul 20 - 8:30PM 
Rubens Salles, piano;  John Clark, french horn;  Leco Reis, bass;  Kenny Grohowski, drums;  Kavita Shah, voice;  Brandon Wright, sax
New Brazilian Perspectives: Rubens Salles image

Based in New York for the past five years, Brazilian virtuoso Rubens Salles hails from Salvador, Bahia, in Brazil’s northeast, a region where his music was powered by a mix of African-originated rhythms, local beats and beliefs.

At Cornelia, Rubens and band perform tunes from his latest album, ‘Liquid Gravity’ (available on iTunes), heavily influenced by free jazz icons such as Cecil Taylor, composer Charles Ives, Brazilian legend Hermeto Pascoal, and traditional folk styles like baião, bumba-meu-boi and choro. Rubens explains: “Liquid Gravity plays with new forms of tension and resolution, and we attempt to take the audience to a different perception in Jazz”.

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum


Sunday,  Jul 20 - 10:00PM 
Edsel Gomez
New Brazilian Perspectives: Edsel Gomez image

Edsel Gomez is today one of the premier Latin Jazz pianists in the world. Born in Puerto Rico, he began piano studies at age five. He grew up in a musical environment that allowed him to master afro- Caribbean rhythms in depth, working since childhood with an incredible array of Latin music Artists. Berklee College of music Alumni, class of ’85, Gomez lived in Brazil from 1986 to 1996, where he studied extensively Brazilian music and worked with several Brazilian icons. Gomez’s personal approach to fusing jazz with Latin, African and Brazilian music gives him a unique personality and musical voice.

He has collaborated and toured with Jack DeJohnette, Don Byron, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Brian Lynch, Eddie Palmieri among several others. CUBIST MUSIC, his US debut recording was nominated for a Grammy in the Best Latin Jazz Category and a JJA award and is to date highly praised by Jazz Legend Chick Corea as one of his favorite recordings.

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum 

Monday,  Jul 21 - 8:30PM 
Ana Milosavljevic, violin, viper electric violin;  Jed Distler, piano;  Shane Shanahan, percussion
Classical At The Cornelia: Ana Milosavljevic: Return of the Viper image

The Drama Desk Awards-nominated composer, violinist, and Viper electric violinist Ana Milosavljevic (aka ANA), with special guests Jed Distler, piano and Shane Shanahan, percussion.

About Ana:

“Inventive,” “graceful,” ”showpiece” works - The New York Times

"An imaginative artist willing to think big" - The Strad


 $10.00 cover plus $10.00 minimum

Tuesday,  Jul 22 - 6:00PM 
Madeline Artenberg, host

Jessica Feder-Birnbaum J. Lois Diamond Gabriel Ariel Levicky Tsaurah Litzky Mireya Perez The 13th Floor Klezmer Band
Annual Jewish Spoken Word (and more) Evening image

Multi-talented spoken-word performers and a klezmer band bring you a matzoh-ball soup of poetry, prose, music and humor. Hosted by performance-poet, Madeline Artenberg.

 $8.00 includes a drink

Tuesday,  Jul 22 - 8:30PM 
Fraser Campbell, tenor sax;  Seth Trachy, tenor sax;  Broc Hempel, piano;  Sam Trapchak, bass;  Nick Anderson, drums
Orphan Planet image

Orphan Planet is the latest project led by New York bassist/composer Sam Trapchak. Featuring Seth Trachy and Fraser Campbell on tenor saxophones and Nick Anderson on drums, the group will perform pieces from the recently recorded album.

An untold number of orphan planets hurl through the universe. Without a star to call home they are dark, mysterious and... lifeless? Orphan Planet muses on the origin, fate and ultimate purpose of these wayward cosmic entities bringing to life music that is both reaching and honest.

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum

Tuesday,  Jul 22 - 10:00PM 
Rich Perry, tenor sax;  Tony Scherr, guitar;  Jon Cowherd, piano;  Ian Stapp, bass;  Arthur Vint, drums
Arthur Vint & Associates image

Conjuring images of the wide open spaces and dramatic terrain of Arizona and New Mexico, "Arthur Vint & Associates" is the drummer's latest musical project featuring the talents of fellow Arizonan Ian Stapp on bass, Jon Cowherd on piano, Tony Scherr on guitar and Rich Perry on tenor sax. The music they perform draws upon Arthur and Ian's southwestern roots, mixing elements of modern jazz with Country & Western, Native American tribal music, and Rock & Roll. The soundtrack to a Spaghetti Western that has yet to be made...

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum

Wednesday,  Jul 23 - 6:00PM 

A Musical Evening With Jamie Schatz and Veronica Rodell image

 $10.00 cover plus $10.00 minimum 
Wednesday,  Jul 23 - 8:30PM 
Sam Sadigursky, clarinet;  Bobby Avey, piano;  Jordan Perlson , drums
Follow the Stick image

After releasing four acclaimed albums of original settings of poetry and text for New Amsterdam Records, Sadigursky pares down with a new group that presents a modern take on the classic clarinet trios of the 1930's and 40's. As they present a large body of work that Sadigursky has written over the past five years, this traditional, yet unconventional instrumentation forces each musician to redefine their roles and bring group interaction to the front and center. The writing combines many of the styles and facets of Sadigursky's varied career and musical loves, including influences from modern jazz, South American styles, classical, minimalist, gospel, swing and American folk music styles.

"Sadigursky reinvents the clarinet for the 21st century" - London Jazz News

"…personal, not particularly restricted by ideas of musical genre, quite complex and resolutely unshowy" - Ben Ratliff, The New York Times

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum

Thursday,  Jul 24 - 6:00PM 
Marcelo Gleiser, physicist;  Mark Mitton, magician
How much can we know of the world? Can we know everything? If not, what is this thing we call "Reality," and how do we fit into it? This is a night where cutting-edge science confronts the mystery of existence and our place in the cosmos.

Join award-winning physicist, writer, and NPR blogger Marcelo Gleiser, author of The Island of Knowledge, for a unique journey into the known and the unknown.

And who better to mystify and beguile us with probability and impossibility than magician extraordinaire, Mark Mitton, who has shared our stage with scientists of every ilk. There are things that Mark does which defy reason but define mystery. Marcelo, you will have a lot on your plate--provided it doesn't vanish before your eyes.
 $8.00 includes a drink 

Thursday,  Jul 24 - 8:30PM 
David Cook, piano;  Ben Wendel, tenor sax;  Dave Smith, trumpet;  Matt Clohesy, bass;  Ross Pederson, drums
David Cook Quintet image

Brooklyn-based pianist and composer David Cook debuts his "trio +2" band, featuring all new music in preparation for his next album on Brooklyn Jazz Underground Records. These are original works for a modern ensemble, as well as arrangements by composers ranging from Jerome Kern to Quincy Jones to Taylor Swift.

"A mature and distinctive pianist and composer." - Fred Hersch

"A dedicated artist who has found his authentic and clear voice." - Bruce Barth

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum

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