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Thursday,  Jun 29 - 6:00PM 
written and performed by Richard Hoehler

E. image

E. is award-winning playwright and actor Richard Hoehler’s accolade to his longtime mentor and friend, Edith (E.) Speziali. The worlds of Oscar Wilde and Spalding Gray collide in a most serendipitous way as a remarkable twenty-one-year relationship is rendered with irreverent wit, bold pronouncements, and a few choice cuss words.

 $10.00 cover plus $10.00 minimum

Thursday,  Jun 29 - 8:00 & 9:30pm 
Charles Altura, guitar;  Vitor Gonçalves, piano, accordion;  Or Bareket, bass;  Daniel Dor , drums
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Born in Jerusalem and raised in Buenos-Aires and Tel-Aviv, Or Bareket is currently one of the most in-demand and versatile bassists on the NYC jazz scene.

Winner of the 1st prize at the International Society of Bassists' jazz competition in 2011, Or’s diverse heritage is clearly present in his playing. His approach to improvisation is informed by Mediterranean, South American, and North African folklores, all interpreted through his deep knowledge and appreciation of the American Jazz tradition

This performance will feature music from "OB1", Or's upcoming debut recording.

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum


Friday,  Jun 30 - 6:00PM 
Sings Jazz Standards, Originals, And Contemporary Songs

Audrey Silver, vocals;  Bruce Barth, piano
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Audrey will be performing works from her recently released album, Very Early, as well as from her next album, which she expects to release in the next year.

Since releasingVery Early at The Cornelia Street Cafe in October, 2016, it has since received substantial, nationwide air-time, peaking at #100 on the Jazz Week chart, #12 on CMJ chart, and #10 on the RMR chart. Of note, it has recently been in regular rotation on WBGO.

“….Silver engrosses with her tales….[a] talent worthy of being picked up by a major label.” Robert Rusch, Cadence Jazz Magazine

 $10.00 cover plus $10.00 minimum

Friday,  Jun 30 - 9:00PM & 10:30PM 
Russ Johnson, trumpet, comp.;  Aruan Ortiz, piano;  Michael Formanek, bass;  Gerald Cleaver, drums
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Trumpeter Russ Johnson returns to New York to premiere a new group of compositions featuring a collection of New York’s finest improvisers.

“Trumpeter Russ Johnson has been all over the progressive jazz map. He’s been an A-list performer for several years.--All About Jazz

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum

Saturday,  Jul 01 - 6:00PM 
Andy Christie, host

Marie Faustin Leslie Goshko Brad Lawrence
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 MARIE FAUSTIN (GQ Magazine; The Warm Up), LESLIE GOSHKO (Huffington Post; Sideshow Goshko), BRAD LAWRENCE (Hotsy Totsy Burlesque; Moth GrandSlam Champion), and a story from your host, ANDY CHRISTIE (The New York Times; The Moth Radio Hour)

"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,  Jul 01 - 9:00PM & 10:30PM 
Russ Johnson, trumpet, comp.;  Aruan Ortiz, piano;  Michael Formanek, bass;  Gerald Cleaver, drums
Russ Johnson Quartet image

Trumpeter Russ Johnson returns to New York to premiere a new group of compositions featuring a collection of New York’s finest improvisers.

“Trumpeter Russ Johnson has been all over the progressive jazz map. He’s been an A-list performer for several years.--All About Jazz

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum

Sunday,  Jul 02 - 6:00PM 
Anthony Cohen, vocals;  Simon Nicolas, piano
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The best of classic jazz ballads delivered up with a French flair. Let "Two French Guys" serenade and transport you with a refreshing jaunt through the songbooks of legends like Nat King Cole and Frank Sinatra. Elegant piano stylings join with smooth crooning to indulge your nostalgia for an era of romance, innocence, and optimism.

 $10.00 includes a drink 

Sunday,  Jul 02 - 8:30 & 10:00pm 
Deborah Latz, curator

Kurt Elling, voice;  Will Vinson, alto sax;  Vinnie Valentino, guitar;  Matt Penman, bass
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GRAMMY winner Kurt Elling is among the world’s foremost jazz vocalists. He won the DownBeat Critics Poll for fourteen consecutive years and was named “Male Singer of the Year” by the Jazz Journalists Association on eight occasions.

Elling’s rich baritone spans four octaves and features both astonishing technical mastery and emotional depth. His repertoire includes original compositions and modern interpretations of standards, all of which are springboards for inspired improvisation, scatting, spoken word, and poetry.

In 2016 Elling performed again at The White House in the fifth International JazzDay concert, hosted by President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama.

Cornelia Street Cafe is delighted and thrilled that Kurt Elling will bring his vocal brilliance to Cornelia Street Underground to celebrate our 40th Anniversary in the VoxEcstatic Special Edition.

“Elling is the standout male vocalist of our time.” — The New York Times

“Since the mid-1990s, no singer in jazz has been as daring, dynamic or interesting as Kurt Elling. With his soaring vocal flights, his edgy lyrics and sense of being on a musical mission, he has come to embody the creative spirit in jazz.” — Washington Post

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum

Monday,  Jul 03 - 6:00PM 
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!!!

 $15.00 includes a drink 

Monday,  Jul 03 - 8:30PM 
David Amram, piano, french horn, flutes, composition & surprises;  Kevin Twigg, drums, glockenspiel;  Rene Hart, bass;  Elliot Peper, bongos
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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

Wednesday,  Jul 05 - 6:00PM 
Annie Chen, voice, composition;  Marius Duboule, guitar;  Michael Bates, bass;  Deric Dickens, drums;  Nathaniel Gao, sax, special guest
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Born in Beijing, China and now based in New York City, Annie Chen is a vocalist, composer and bandleader exploring original contemporary jazz music in today's New York jazz scene. Her original jazz compositions blend many different types of music into a modern jazz setting, with influences from Chinese traditional, classical, gospel, middle-eastern, and even alternative rock music. It features extensive improvisation and strong arrangements to support Annie's beautiful compositions and her powerful voice.

 $10.00 includes a drink

Wednesday,  Jul 05 - 8:00PM 
Alex Brown, piano;  Zach Brown, bass;  Daniel Dor, drums
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YAMAHA artist Alex Brown has appeared worldwide with his trio at venues and festivals that include the Telluride Jazz Celebration in Colorado, the Greater Hartford Festival of Jazz, the Punta del Este Jazz Festival in Uruguay, the Blue Note Jazz Club and Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City. In 2011, Brown won acclaim for his debut album Pianist (Sunnyside Records) from publications including Downbeat magazine. The group is currently working on their forthcoming release which features core members Zach Brown and Eric Doob, as well as guitarist Matthew Stevens (Christian Scott, Esperanza Spalding) and percussionist Paulo Stagnaro (Ricky Martin, Angelique Kidjo). Since 2007, Brown has been a member of Paquito D’Rivera’s ensemble, performing on and contributing arrangements to their Latin Grammy award-winning album Jazz Meets the Classics. He also performed on and arranged the music for the recently released album Paquito and Manzanero featuring the legendary Mexican singer-songwriter Armando Manzanero as well as bassist Carlos Henriquez and drummer Antonio Sanchez. As a sideman, Brown performs regularly with chamber group Imani Winds, the NY Voices, vibraphonist Warren Wolf, saxophonist Miguel Zenon and has appeared with Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra. In 2016, he performed Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue as a soloist with conductor Carlos Miguel Prieto and the Orquesta Sinfonica de Mineria in Mexico City.

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum

Wednesday,  Jul 05 - 9:30PM 
Abelita Mateus, piano;  Itaiguara Brandao, bass;  Philip Gillette, drums
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Pianist, singer and composer from Sao Paulo, Brazil, Abelita Mateus has performed with such great artists as Vinicius Dorin, Raul de Souza and Hermeto Pascoal. Living in New York since 2012, Abelita produced and recorded her own project “Vivenda” in september 2016. She invited some great musicians and good friends to record her project, including Romero Lubambo on guitar, Claudio Roditi on trumpet, Itaiguara Brandão on bass, Adriano Santos and Portinho on drums, and Phillip Gillette on percussion. Abelita has been performed recently at international venues including the Blue Note New York, The Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., The Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, Yoshi’s Jazz Club in San Francisco, Ronnie Scott’s in London, the Luna Classics and Musig Am Zurisee Jazz Festivals in Switzerland.

"Abelita Mateus has so many of the qualities that are important for any successful musician. Her piano artistry is remarkable, and she is a talented composer and vocalist. Abelita's intelligence and heart are also expressed through her music.

"She is part of the next generation of great Brazilian musicians. With all this talent, Abelita is someone to really keep your eyes on"--Romero Lubambo

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum    http://

Thursday,  Jul 06 - 6:00PM 
Robin, Josh, and Tom, hosts

Artists Salon (Now Moved to July 4th at 7:00 p.m.) image

Please check back (on the 4th) for info soon!

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.

Thursday,  Jul 06 - 8:00 & 9:30pm 
Julien Labro, accordion;  Olli Soikkeli, guitar;  Jorge Roeder, bass;  Colin Stranahan, drums
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“France-born Julien Labro makes a favorable impression. He has a smooth, pleasing quality to the sound of the accordion he fingers and squeezes with such nonchalant expertise.” –Downbeat Magazine

“Olli Soikkeli, a riveting finnish guitarist who combines astonishing dexterity and speed with pure soul in a way that places him among the worthiest current day successors to the legacy of the great Django.” -Wall Street Journal

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum

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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