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Monday,  Sep 29 - 6:00PM 
BENNINGTON WRITERS - FICTION
V. Hansmann, host

Rachel Pastan, featured reader;  David Ryan Jackie Corley Susie Merrell
BENNINGTON WRITERS  -  Fiction image

Rachel Pastan is Monday’s featured reader. Joining her will be David Ryan, Jackie Corley, and Susie Merrell.

Rachel Pastan is the author of the novels Alena (Riverhead, 2014), Lady of the Snakes (Harcourt, 2004), and This Side of Married (Viking, 2002). Her short fiction has appeared in The Georgia Review, Mademoiselle, The Threepenny Review, Prairie Schooner, The Virginia Quarterly Review, and many other places. She is a member of the Core Faculty in Fiction at the Bennington Writing Seminars MFA program.

Monday,  Sep 29 - 8:30PM 
SEBASTIEN AMMANN QUARTET
Ohad Talmor, tenor sax;  Sebastien Ammann, piano;  Dave Ambrosio, bass;  Eric McPherson, drums
Sebastien Ammann Quartet image

"Following a European tour last spring, the Sebastien Ammann Quartet is back at Cornelia Street Café with some new original music. Materializing out of the distinct energies of each group member, Ammann’s quartet conjures sounds that are familiar but new, creating a comforting nostalgia of the future. Featuring Ohad Talmor, tenor sax; Sebastien Ammann, piano; Dave Ambrosio, bass; and Eric McPherson, drums."

  http://www.sebastienammann.com

Tuesday,  Sep 30 - 6:00PM 
PAPERNIK + WU PIANO DUO "ALL4ONE BROADWAY TO CLASSICAL"
Sasha Papernik, piano;  Alexander Wu, piano
Papernik + Wu Piano Duo  Richard Velasco

'…Wu & Papernik are an uncommonly attractive and entertaining pair...' –The Washington Post

From start to finish, the Papernik + Wu Piano Duo (one piano/four hands) concert is an aural and visual tour de force. Pianists Alexander Wu and Sasha Papernik perform the classics, from Mozarts’ A Little Night Music and Bizet’s opera Carmen to tango, romantic music, and a medley of Broadway songs by Ira and George Gershwin. The Duo has performed numerous concerts along the East Coast that include the Smithsonian American Art Museum (Washington, D.C.), Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Merkin Concert Hall, 92nd St Y, Roerich Museum, Cornelia Street Café, Joe's Pub, Black Cat Lounge (Dupont Circle).

Tuesday,  Sep 30 - 8:30PM 
PABLO MASIS TRIO CD RELEASE - RUBICON
Pablo Masis, trumpet;  Aidan Carroll, bass;  Jared Schonig, drums

Trumpeter Pablo Masis leads his trio for a night marking the release of his third recording, "Rubicon". With music written specifically for a chordless trio, including bassist Aidan Carroll and drummer Jared Schonig, Rubicon brings together three musical voices with distinct melodic ideas and groove based foundations.

  http://www.pablomasis.net

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Wednesday,  Oct 01 - 6:00PM 
FORGOTTEN LOVERS
written and performed by Nathalie Schmidt

Jason Yeager, piano
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Cornelia Street Cafe is proud to present a bitter sweet comedy, written and performed by Nathalie Schmidt. For one night ONLY Nathalie will perform her new show, "Forgotten Lovers," a cabaret about love and regret. Jason Yeager will accompany her on the BabyGrand.

"Greta is getting married in Paris next week. She wants to say goodbye to all her ex-lovers, by dedicating a love song to each of them. Her only problem is she can not remember their names. In a series of passionate love songs, she recounts all her love affairs, from her first love, Johnny to her fiancé, Charles-Edouard. Will "Forgotten Lovers" prepare her for her upcoming marriage?"

Wednesday,  Oct 01 - 8:30PM 
WATER SIGN
Tom Chang, guitar;  Dave Smith, trumpet;  Sam Trapchak, bass;  Jerad Lippi, drums
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Long time musical collaborators Tom Chang and Sam Trapchak return to Cornelia St. Cafe with two sets of exciting, original music. They will perform excerpts from their respective upcoming albums and pay homage to the briny deep with a new suite by Sam Trapchak- Water Sign.

"Equally accessible and stimulating. Replete with infectious melodies, risk-taking compositions, and cohesive variety" - Mark F. Turner, All About Jazz

  http://www.samtrapchak.com http://www.gander.tv/event/cornelia-street-cafe-water-sign-1212-830pm-12am

Thursday,  Oct 02 - 6:00PM 
ARTISTS’ SALON
Robin, Angelo, Josh, and Tom, hosts

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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.
 Cover $food on us, drinks on you

Thursday,  Oct 02 - 8:30PM 
REVERSE BLUE, CD RELEASE
Mary Halvorson, guitar;  Chris Speed, tenor sax, clarinet;  Eivind Opsvik, bass;  Tomas Fujiwara, drums
Reverse Blue, CD Release image Peter Gannushkin

On October 2nd and 3rd 2014, Cornelia Street Cafe will host a record release celebration for the prolific guitarist/ composer Mary Halvorson's latest album, Reverse Blue, which will be released October 7th on Relative Pitch Records. This new project features Chris Speed on tenor saxophone and clarinet, Eivind Opsvik on bass, and Tomas Fuijwara on drums. Reverse Blue offers Halvorson a different sonic palette than her critically acclaimed Trio/Quintet/Septet configurations - bringing new musical personalities and timbres to her work, albeit within a classic quartet instrumentation. The band originally formed for a one-off concert at the Blue Note in New York City, part of Search and Restore's "Spontaneous Constructions", a series designed to generate new collaborations between musicians who hadn't previously played together. The four musicians immediately felt a strong shared connection, and Halvorson began compose a new book of music specifically for this group. The other three also contributed at least one new composition each, adding to the strong collective nature of the new ensemble.

  http://www.maryhalvorson.com

Friday,  Oct 03 - 6:00PM 
PRIVATE PARTY
Friday,  Oct 03 - 9:00PM & 10:30PM 
REVERSE BLUE, CD RELEASE
Mary Halvorson, guitar;  Chris Speed, tenor sax, clarinet;  Eivind Opsvik, bass;  Tomas Fujiwara, drums
Reverse Blue, CD Release image Peter Gannushkin

On October 2nd and 3rd 2014, Cornelia Street Cafe will host a record release celebration for the prolific guitarist/ composer Mary Halvorson's latest album, Reverse Blue, which will be released October 7th on Relative Pitch Records. This new project features Chris Speed on tenor saxophone and clarinet, Eivind Opsvik on bass, and Tomas Fuijwara on drums. Reverse Blue offers Halvorson a different sonic palette than her critically acclaimed Trio/Quintet/Septet configurations - bringing new musical personalities and timbres to her work, albeit within a classic quartet instrumentation. The band originally formed for a one-off concert at the Blue Note in New York City, part of Search and Restore's "Spontaneous Constructions", a series designed to generate new collaborations between musicians who hadn't previously played together. The four musicians immediately felt a strong shared connection, and Halvorson began compose a new book of music specifically for this group. The other three also contributed at least one new composition each, adding to the strong collective nature of the new ensemble.

  http://www.maryhalvorson.com

Saturday,  Oct 04 - 6:00PM 
THE LIAR SHOW
Andy Christie, host

Ed Gavagan Richard Greene Lisa Luella Adam Wade
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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 Moth Book)

This month, The Liar Show welcomes Ed Gavagan (The Moth Radio Hour), Richard Greene (Author, "Inside The Dream: The Walt Disney Story"), Lisa Luella (Author, "Hello, American Lady Creature"), and Adam Wade (NPR's All Things Considered).

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

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

  http://www.theliarshow.com

Saturday,  Oct 04 - 9:00PM & 10:30PM 
KRIS DAVIS' CAPRICORN CLIMBER
Kris Davis, piano;  Chris Hoffman, cello;  Trevor Dunn, bass;  Tom Rainey, drums
Kris Davis' Capricorn Climber image

As part of her monthly residency, Kris Davis brings a stellar cast to Cornelia street, including long time collaborators Tom Rainey on drums and Mat Maneri on viola.

"Over the last couple of years in New York, one method for deciding where to hear jazz on a given night has been to track down the pianist Kris Davis." — The New York Times

Kris Davis – a pianist-composer who offers “uncommon creative adventure,” says JazzTimes – can be heard at Cornelia Street Café the first Saturday of August through December as part of an ongoing residency at the Café.

  http://www.krisdavis.net

Sunday,  Oct 05 - 6:00PM 
ENTERTAINING SCIENCE: THE BIG MELT: TALES OF ANTARCTICA
Roald Hoffman, Dave Soldier, hosts

Lucy Jane Bledsoe, writer;  Grace Saba, biologist
Entertaining Science: The Big Melt: Tales of Antarctica image

Every austral summer, hundreds of scientists and their support staffs travel to the southernmost continent where they live for several months in stations and field camps. What exactly are they doing? What really happens on the ice?

In Lucy Jane Bledsoe’s novel, The Big Bang Symphony, three women – a geologist, a composer, and a galley worker – take jobs in Antarctica, where they each fall in love and into trouble. “Bledsoe captures the deadly beauty of the southernmost continent….A well-balanced humdinger of a story keeps this unusual novel hurtling along like a skidoo on the ice." (Kirkus Reviews) Bledsoe has traveled to Antarctica three times, twice as a recipient of the National Science Foundation’s Artists & Writers Fellowship.

The Antarctic has been warming dramatically in recent decades with changes seen from loss of sea ice, through trophic levels all the way to penguins. Grace Saba’s research focuses on physical biological coupling and food web dynamics – how changes in the environment reverberate through the food web. She studies how ocean acidification impacts communities of phytoplankton, as well as Antarctic krill physiology. The challenge of conducting field work in such an isolated, harsh place makes for wild and compelling stories.

Sunday,  Oct 05 - 8:30PM 
JASON BROWN TRIO
Dan Weiss, host

Amina Figarova, piano;  Stacey Dillard, sax;  Jason Brown, drums
Monday,  Oct 06 - 6:00PM 
MONOLOGUES & MADNESS
Tulis McCall, host

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Original Monologues. No slamming, no judges, just great material, excellent actors and YOU. Come See These Amazing Daredevils Perform Without a Net!!!

  http://www.monologuesandmadness.com

Monday,  Oct 06 - 8:30PM 
AMRAM & CO
David Amram, piano, french horn, flutes, composition & surprises;  Kevin Twigg, drums, glockenspiel;  Rene Hart, bass;  Elliot Peper, bongos

This series explores in his highly personable, generous and informal style the astonishing variety of David Amram's interests and accomplishments--renowned composer of symphonic classical music, jazz compositions, improvisation, spoken word, scat, he sits at the piano, schmoozes about music, about the greats, the beats, the obscure, the legendary; plays the French horn, pulls out all kinds of instruments (flutes, drums, horns) gathered from his many circumnavigations of the globe, pulls in guests drawn from just about every artistic walk of life.

  http://www.davidamram.com http://www.gander.tv/event/cornelia-street-cafe-david-co-55-830pm-1030pm

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