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* There is a one-drink
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ART ON THE WALLS

Paintings by ALAN M. BOLLE

All art is for sale. Please inquire

Friday
Jun 01
6:00PM  SON OF PONY
Kat Georges, host

PUMA PERL, featured poet;  ALLEGRA MIRA, spotlight poet
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Open mic, arrive early to sign up.

$ 7 includes a drink   www.threeroomspress.com

9:00PM & 10:30PM  PETROS KLAMPANIS' CONTEXTUAL TRIO W/CHRISTOS RAFALIDES
Petros Klampanis, bass, compositions;  Jean-Michel Pilc, piano;  Ari Hoenig, drums;  Christos Rafalides, vibraphone
Petros Klampanis' CONTEXTUAL trio w/Christos Rafalides image
Bassist Petros Klampanis invites two of the finest musicians in the NY scene for that Friday night at Cornelia Street Cafe.

Petros Klampanis' CONTEXTUAL trio, featuring the extraordinary drummer Ari Hoenig and young luminary pianist Shai Maestro, will allure the audience with powerful compositions and tasteful improvisations.

"A formidable player and composer, bassist Petros Klampanis, now a member of Greg Osby’s stable at Inner Circle, makes his auspicious Stateside debut with Contextual"-Jazztimes Magazine/Bill Milkowski.

$10 cover (plus $10 minimum)

  www.petrosklampanis.com www.youtube.com/petrosklampanisvideo

Saturday
Jun 02
6:00PM  THE LIAR SHOW
Andy Christie, host

Michele Carlo Ed Gavagan Joanne Solomon Daniela Schiller
The Liar Show image

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.

This month, The Liar Show welcomes Michele Carlo (Author of Fish Out Of Agua), Ed Gavagan (The Moth Radio Hour), Joanne Solomon (De La Guarda), and Daniela Schiller (The Moth GrandSlam Finalist).

Hosted by Andy Christie (NY Times; WFUV's CityScape)

$15.00 includes a drink

9:00PM & 10:30PM  ARI HOENIG NEW TRIO
Ari Hoenig, drums;  Tivon Pennicott, sax;  Noam Weisenberg, bass
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Ari Hoenig (born on November 13, 1973 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), is a jazz drummer, composer and educator known for his unusual and intense approach to drumming emphasizing complex rhythms in direct harmony with other group members.

"expansive technique, propulsive time and deep musicality" "his style is characterized by a crisp attack and quick attentive reflexes. Ari Hoenig approaches jazz drumming with manic glee, and yet he's exacting with texture and pulse, an irrepressibly kinetic drummer ." Nate Chinen, NY Times

$15 cover plus $10 minimum

  www.arihoenig.com

Sunday
Jun 03
6:00PM  SERIAL UNDERGROUND: NEW YORK'S PREMIERE NEW MUSIC VARIETY SHOW
Jed Distler, host

Julia Den Boer Melody Fader Taka Kigawa

THE C&C PIANO FACTORY: Composers Concordance & ComposersCollaborative, inc. present an evening of piano premiers with music by Dan Cooper, Jed Distler, Patrick Grant, Peter Jarvis, Roberta Maxwell, Dan Palkowski, Milica Paranosic, Joseph Pehrson & Gene Pritsker. Special guest pianists include Julia Den Boer, Melody Fader & Taka Kigawa.

A few words from CCi Artistic Director Jed Distler:

For years I’ve admired the imaginative programming ideas, creative energy and generous spirit that my Composers Concordance colleagues have consistently brought to our new music community. For this reason I'm excited that we finally get to join forces and co-produce an evening of new piano music. There'll be solos and duos, plus a new piece by Gene Pritsker for one piano and eight piano players! Now how will we pull that off? Only Gene knows for sure....

$20 at the door, includes $10 food/drink credit: Cash only

  http://www.composerscollab.org/

8:30PM  JANE IRA BLOOM, ALL BALLADS
Jane Ira Bloom , soprano saxophone;  Dominic Fallacaro, piano;  Dean Johnson , bass;  Matt Wilson, drums
Less is more when award winning soprano saxophonist Jane Ira Bloom returns to Cornelia St. Café to perform an evening of American songbook and original ballads with longtime collaborators Matt Wilson (drums), Dean Johnson (bass) and pianist Dominic Fallacaro. It’s close-up music in an intimate room with a band that likes to take their time carving the space. Don’t miss this special one time event.

“One of the most individual and compelling voices on the soprano saxophone”--Gary Giddins,Village Voice

$15 cover plus $10 minimum

  http://www. janeirabloom.com

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Monday
Jun 04
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!!!

$10 includes a drink ( my god what a bargain! )   www.monologuesandmadness.com

8:30PM  AMRAM & CO
David Amram, piano, french horn, flutes, composition & surprises;  Kevin Twigg, drums, glockenspiel;  John de Witt, bass;  Adam Amram, percussion
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.

$10 cover (plus $10 minimum)

  http://www.davidamram.com

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Tuesday
Jun 05
6:00PM  NEW YORK QUARTERLY
Ted Jonathan, host

Donald Lev Andrea Lockett Barry Wallenstein
Launch of a new book or two by some of our favorite poets.

$ 7 includes a drink   http://www.nyquarterly.org

8:30PM  ADAM KOLKER TRIO FEATURING JOHN HEBERT AND BILLY HART
Adam Kolker, sax;  John Hebert, bass;  Billy Hart, drums
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The three have been collaborating in different ensembles since 2003 (Kolker's "Sultanic Verses"), and appear here at CSC for the second time, always searching and hoping to bring something new to compositions by the trio as well as from such masters as Thelonious Monk and Wayne Shorter.

"[Kolker’s] a real improviser, making impulsive choices about phrasing and how to imply a chord..." --Ben Ratliff - NY Times "Billy Hart has been a coveted drummer for decades...His open-ended, direct technique opens up the music and the other soloists...makes few expected moves."--Jeff McCord, Downbeat

"Hebert is one of New York's first call bassists, boasting a reverberant tone, supple time feel and melodic sensibility as both a soloist and accompanist."--Ted Pankin, Downbeat $10 cover (plus $10 minimum)

  www.adamkolker.com www.timhagans.com

Wednesday Jun 06
6:00PM  THE WHITE SWALLOW READING SERIES
Angelo Nikolopoulos, host

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The White Swallow, a queerish reading series in Manhattan's West Village, features emerging and established poets and fiction writers.

Contributors read from Divining Divas, an anthology of gay poets and their divas.

Mark Bibbins on Kristin Hersh

Paul Legault on Jane Fonda

Tim Liu on Maria Callas

Michael Montlack on Stevie Nicks

Jerome Murphy on Alice in Wonderland

Angelo Nikolopoulos on Greta Garbo

$7 cover includes a house drink   www.facebook.com/#!/group.php?gid=84682296951 www.davidmcconell.com

8:30PM  NICKY SCHRIRE “FREEDOM FLIGHT” ALBUM RELEASE EVENT
Nicky Schrire, vocals;  Nick Paul, piano;  Sam Anning, bass;  Jake Goldbas, drums;  Paul Jones, tenor saxophone;  Jay Rattman, clarinet;  Brian Adler, percussion;  and Peter Eldridge, piano/vocals
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Lauded for her "fresh and original” approach to music (Cape Town Live), Nicky Schrire is a vocalist, composer and arranger whose adventurous spirit reflects her international upbringing. London-born, South African-raised and now based in NYC, Nicky honed her skills at the Manhattan School of Music and venues such as the 55Bar, 92Y and Rockwood Music Hall. She has performed with Joseph C. Phillips “Numinous”, Abdullah Ibrahim’s Cape Town Jazz Orchestra, and most recently lent her voice to Brian Adler’s “Helium Project”, which also features artists such as Kate McGarry and Ben Monder.

“Schrire is a skilled arranger – clever without being precious, always serving the song…Freedom Flight [is filled] with moments that remind us of the power of the human voice and its ability to tell a story.” - Jason Crane The Jazz Session

“Nicky Schrire has a warm, honey-rich voice…a naturally engaging stage presence, a distinctive sound, assurance and focus. And besides all that, she is someone who will undoubtedly win you over with her charm, humour and empathy.” -Peter Eldridge

$10 cover (plus $10 minimum)

  www.nickyschrire.com

Thursday
Jun 07
6:00PM  ARTISTS SALON
Robin, Angelo, Josh, and Tom, hosts


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. All are welcome.

We hope to unveil our special summer plans tonight, come, come.

8:30PM  SPOTLIGHT ON NEW TALENT: SURFACE TO AIR - CD RELEASE
Jonathan Goldberger, guitar;  Jonti Siman, bass;  Rohin Khemani , tabla, percussion
Spotlight on New Talent: Surface to Air - CD Release image
Surface to Air combine their varied and extensive musical experiences and influences to create an album of lush textures and musical interplay that takes listeners through a rich cinematic soundscape.

$10 cover (plus $10 minimum)

  www.surfacetoairtrio.com jonathan goldberger

Friday
Jun 08
6:00PM  FICTION FRIDAY
Donald Kollisch Diane Simmons Mitch Levenberg
$ 7 includes a drink
9:00PM  STRANAHAN/ZALESKI/ROSATO TRIO
Colin Stranahan, drums;  Glenn Zaleski, piano;  Rick Rosato, bass
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Formed in 2010 for a special performance in Montreal (Rosato’s hometown), the chemistry within this collaborative trio was one not to be ignored. Shortly thereafter, the trio traveled to Denver (Stranahan’s hometown) to perform and record their debut album, “Anticipation” (Capri 2011). Fall of 2011 will see the trio’s European debut, featuring performances in Spain,Poland, France, and England.

$10 cover (plus $10 minimum)

  www.stranahanzaleskirosato.com

10:30PM  LE BOEUF BROTHERS
Remy Le Boeuf, alto sax;  Pascal Le Boeuf, piano;  Greg Ritchie, drums
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By fusing their firm jazz roots with a fresh and forward-thinking blend of indie-rock, classical, and electronica, the Le Boeuf Brothers have developed an energetic sound that is intelligent, hip, and relevant to today's audiences. Originally from Santa Cruz, California, identical twin brothers Remy & Pascal Le Boeuf—saxophone & piano respectively—moved to New York in 2004 where they established their prominent musical voices as performers and composers.

$10 cover (plus $10 minimum)

  www.leboeufbrothers.com

Drum kit donated by
CANOPUS DRUMS, Japan

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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