See the previous week's performances.   May 27-June 03, 2018  See the next week's performances.
Sunday,  May 27 - 6:00PM 
Charles Fishman Carine Topal
Two New Yorkers image

Charles Fishman (“In the Wake of the Glacier: New Selected Poems”) and Carine Topal (“In Order of Disappearance”) read from their new poetry collections.

Two fearless poets with deep roots in New York bear witness to the state of the world in their new books. Charles Fishman and Carine Topal look closely at the place of history, nature, and love in their lives, while, at the same time, bearing witness to, and speaking up for, those whose voices have not often been heard.

 $10.00 includes a drink

Sunday,  May 27 - 8:00 & 9:30pm 
Billy Newman, host

Q Morrow, guitar, comp.;  Evan Francis, flute, alto sax;  Sam Bevan, bass;  Raj Jayaweera, drums
New Brazilian Perspectives: Q Morrow Quartet image

Guitarist and composer Q Morrow brings his unique and personal blend of music back to Cornelia St. Cafe to celebrate the release of his second album as a leader "There Are Stars in Brooklyn". On this album Q seamlessly blends his roots in jazz and R&B with his other world music love: the music of Brasil to create an exotic sound that is all his own. Q has been an in demand guitarist in the jazz and Brasilian music scenes since his arrival in NYC in 2013 while drawing on the city's limitless musical inspiration to inform his compositions.

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum

Monday,  May 28 - 6:00PM 
V. Hansmann, host

Richard Hoffman Hannah Howard Monica Carter Jimmy Newborg
BENNINGTON WRITERS  -  Transgenre Night image

Please join tonight's four estimable writers - Richard Hoffman, Hannah Howard, Monica Carter, and Jimmy Newborg.

 $10.00 includes a drink

Monday,  May 28 - 8:30PM 
Lena Dabrusin Jen Delac Jennifer Mergele, vocals;  Yoonmi Choi, piano;  Leo Smith, bass
New York Nightingales Memorial Day Tribute image

The New York Nightingales are a female, vintage, vocal trio featuring talented jazz instrumentalists whose music centers around the ‘30s and ‘40s when swing was at its peak. Their unique arrangements of well-known favorites and forgotten gems will melt your heart in this USO-styled Memorial Day Tribute. So, grab a friend and join us for our Cornelia Street Debut!

"Better and prettier than the Andrew Sisters. I can say that, because I was there." – Harold B., Florida resident and park-goer

 $10.00 cover plus $10.00 minimum 

Tuesday,  May 29 - 5:30PM 
Malena Dayen, host

David Rosenmeyer, piano;  Tim Norton, bass;  Jeff Davis, drums
United Nations International School Voice Studio: Concert image

Voice students of the United Nations International School present selections from Matilda, Into the woods and more.

 $10.00 includes a drink 

Tuesday,  May 29 - 8:00PM 
Stan Killian, tenor sax;  Chris McCarthy, piano;  Will Slater, bass;  Tiago Michelin, drums

The New York–based tenor saxophonist and composer has released two critically acclaimed albums for Sunnyside Records. “Unified” features Roy Hargrove, David Binney and Jeremy Pelt and “Evoke” documents his 2012 working 55 Bar quintet of Mike Moreno, Benito Gonzalez, Corcoran Holt, and McClenty Hunter.

“Stan Killian is reminiscent of Jimmy Heath in that his compositions and tenor saxophone work make each other better. His playing is smart but unpretentious, logical yet unrestrained. That kind of balance is hard to achieve in jazz.”-- Jazz Times

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum http://

Tuesday,  May 29 - 9:30PM 
Andrew Gould, alto sax;  Lucas Pino, tenor sax;  Addison Frei, piano;  Martin Nevin, bass;  Peter Kronreif, drums
Peter Kronreif's Wayfarers image

Austrian Expat and in demand NYC sideman Peter Kronreif shows his talent as a bandleader and composer with his group "Wayfarers" that features some of the finest young Jazz players this city has to offer. From fragile melodies to odd meter grooves and venturesome interaction they never give up the certain, wistful mood the compositions convey.

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum

Wednesday,  May 30 - 6:00PM 
Neil Silberblatt, host

Tina Cane Jen Fitzgerald JP Howard Michael Klein
Voices of Poetry – Back in the City image

Join us at this great venue in the heart of Greenwich Village – which has been (justly) called a literary landmark - for an evening of exceptional poetry.

 $10.00 cover plus $10.00 minimum 

Wednesday,  May 30 - 8:00 & 9:30pm 
Tom Chang, guitar, comp.;  Quinsin Nachoff, tenor sax;  Sam Bevan, bass;  Kenny Grohowski, drums
Tom Chang Quartet image

Contemporary jazz guitarist, Tom Chang leads a quintet featuring some of the finest improvisers in the New York jazz scene. The music will encompass modern jazz to contemporary classical all with a heavy emphasis on groove and melody.

"What separates these tracks from other rock-leaning cuts made by jazz musicians today? It feels authentic. And then the brief funk tune "Scatterbrain" emerges about halfway though the album, there's chicken-scratch guitar and a simple yet heavy beat that screams The Meters. But later, things get eerie, as is someone was mixing funk with a New York jazz edge. That someone was Chang." --Brad Faberman (Downbeat Mag.)

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum

Thursday,  May 31 - 6:00PM 
Albert Marques, piano;  Roy Nathanson, alto saxophone;  Linton Smith, trumpet;  Eva Lawitts, double bass;  Zack O'Farrill, drums

Roy Nathanson is an old-school downtown kook armed with a saxophone, a pen, and his own exuberant wit. Albert Marquès is a modern-day Catalan contrarian with a muddy history involving punk rock, molotov cocktails, and bebop on the illuminated streets and dark clubs of Paris. Their common ground is their love for the separatist definition of the word jazz and their shared fascination with what happens when you take songs everyone knows and loves and play them with little to no regard for how they've been played before. They are joined by a bespectacled youth repping New Orleans' infamous Ninth Ward, a musical polyglot whose true language is sardonicism, and the loquacious scion of a musical family whose drumming has as much Thomas Pynchon as it does bebop and timba.

 $10.00 cover plus $10.00 minimum

Thursday,  May 31 - 8:00PM 
Jeremy Powell, tenor sax;  Nitzan Gavrieli, piano;  Ricky Rodriguez, bass;  Allan Mednard, drums
Jeremy Powell Quartet image

Saxophonist Jeremy Powell describes his music as "a fresh harmonic blend of Herbie Hancock and Robert Glasper with some modern gospel undertones, at times laid over a rhythmic bed of Flying Lotus-esque loops, but always with a relaxed and soulful twist".

"Saxophonist Jeremy Powell is at home in any musical genre, but he's an experimenter whose playing is always deep, yet on the edge." - Hot House

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum

Thursday,  May 31 - 9:30PM 
Tobias Meinhart, tenor sax;  Yago Vasquez, piano;  Matt Aronoff, bass;  Jesse Simpson, drums
Tobias Meinhart Quartet image

Two years after releasing his highly acclaimed 2015 album, Natural Perception (ENJA Records), Tobias Meinhart returns with his ponderous and compelling sophomore release, Silent Dreamer.

This album is decidedly darker than his debut, both in tone and in subject matter, as Tobias makes use of a tonal palette more familiar to brooding alternative and popular music: lumbering straight 8th grooves, synthesizers, effects pedals, Rhodes and electric bass all coalesce underneath Tobias’s melodic modern jazz sensibility to form a single sound that is all at once engaging, grating and cathartic.

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum

Friday,  Jun 01 - 6:00PM 
Kat Georges, Peter Carlaftes, hosts

Three Rooms Press Presents  The 11th Annual DADA PERFORMANCE SALON image

...and Initial NYC Launch of MAINTENANT 12 Dada Journal

Prepare for an evening of disruptive, challenging and controversial art and writing as Three Rooms Press celebrates The 11th Annual DADA Performance Salon at Cornelia Street Cafe. The event will feature performances by modern day Dadaists whose work continues the spirit of the avant garde art movement sprung from the horror of World War I. The event will also celebrate the launch of Maintenant 12: A Journal of Contemporary Dada Writing and Art, published annually since 2008 by Three Rooms Press.

Three Rooms Press co-directors and New York-based performance artists Peter Carlaftes and Kat Georges will host. Featured performers include contributors to this year's journal engaging in a variety of dada live art installations, including: Billy Cancel, Steve Dalachinsky, Gabriel Don, John S. Hall, Heide Hatry, Karen Hildebrand, J.C. Hopkins, Ron Kolm, David Lawton, Jane LeCroy, Patricia Leonard, Linda Lerner, Sophie Malleret, Valery Oisteanu, Jane Ormerod, Pamela Papino-Wood, Puma Perl, Martina Salisbury, John J. Trause, Ann F. Unger, Anoek von Praag, and Joanie H.F. Zosike.

 $10.00 includes a drink

Friday,  Jun 01 - 8:30 & 10:00pm 
Ingrid Laubrock, tenor sax;  Henry Paz, tenor sax;  Michael Attias, alto sax;  Thomas Morgan, bass;  Francisco Mela, drums

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum

Saturday,  Jun 02 - 2:00PM 
Michael Jachobson, host

Atticus Brady, filmmaker
Underground Cinema image
Saturday,  Jun 02 - 6:00PM 
Andy Christie, host; Rory Scholl, guest host

Peter Aguero Kambri Crews Jeff Scherer Rebecca Vigil
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!

Tonight The Liar Show welcomes stories from PETER AGUERO (The Moth Radio Hour; TedMed Talks), KAMBRI CREWS (Author, Burn Down The Ground), JEFF SCHERER (Upright Citizens Brigade), and REBECCA VIGIL (RISK! podcast)

With guest host, Rory Scholl

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

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

 $10.00 cover plus $10.00 minimum

Saturday,  Jun 02 - 8:30 & 10:00pm 
Mike Moreno, guitar;  Nitai Hershkovitz, piano;  Matt Brewer, bass;  Jonathan Barber, drums
Mike Moreno Quartet image

Guitarist Mike Moreno will be bringing in his acoustic quartet for a night of both original music and arrangements of jazz standards from his latest album 3 For 3 on Criss Cross Records.

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum 

Sunday,  Jun 03 - 6:00PM 
Roald Hoffman, Dave Soldier, hosts

Nate Sawtell, neuroscientist;  Seth Cluett, composer

When electricity was discovered in the 1700’s, a burning (shocking!) question was whether it was found in nature. This was in part settled in 1776, when Henry Cavendish built a model of the electric fish genus Torpedo, and asked visitors to his lab to touch both ends of the fish. Cavendish’s heir, Professor Nathaniel Sawtell from Columbia University’s Department of Neuroscience will explain how electric fish use electricity as a sense, parallel but distinct from sound, vision, and smell. Composer Seth Cluett, from Columbia University’s Computer Music Center and Sound Art Program and Nokia Bell Labs, will explore some of the contributions of electricity used for creating art dedicated to human senses (or maybe even art designed for fish). In a new piece using found objects made from altered consumer electronics, home-made instruments and sine tone oscillators will be used to evoke a host of psycho-physical phenomena.

 $10.00 cover plus $10.00 minimum 

Sunday,  Jun 03 - 8:00 & 9:30pm 
John Ellis, tenor sax;  Mike Moreno, guitar;  Michael Blanco, bass;  Clarence Penn, drums
Michael Blanco Quartet image

Bassist and composer Michael Blanco returns to the Cornelia Street Cafe with an all-star line up of collaborators: tenor saxophonist John Ellis, guitarist Mike Moreno, and master drummer Clarence Penn. The quartet will be supporting their latest album release Spirit Forward on Brooklyn Jazz Underground Records, and will be performing compositions praised by Jazz Times magazine for their "dusky, imploring quality, with catchy, insistent hooks and compelling harmonies".

"Sporting a rich, dark sound on the bass, Michael Blanco has been a highly sought-after talent since arriving in New York in 2000. A gifted bassist whose muscular lines are matched by lyrical upper register work on his solos, Michael particularly shines as a composer."-- Seton Hawkins, Hot House Magazine

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum

See the previous week's performances.  PREVIOUS WEEK    Scheduled performances from
May 27-June 03, 2018   
NEXT WEEK  See the next week's performances.

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