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Friday,  Jul 21 - 6:00PM 
Daniel Meron, piano;  Pablo Menares, upright bass;  Felix Lecaros, drums
Daniel Meron Trio image

Pianist and composer Daniel Meron and his trio will present music from the recently released album Sky Begins, as well as new compositions written for Meron's current band. Meron's songs are influenced by jazz, folk and world music, and shift between intimate moments and energetic improvisation.

 $10.00 includes a drink

Friday,  Jul 21 - 9:00PM & 10:30PM 
Jeremy Udden, alto sax;  John McNeil, trumpet;  Aryeh Kobrinsky, bass;  Anthony Pinciotti, drums
Hush Point image

Hush Point plays contrapuntal jazz at a level rarely heard at any time or place. The band’s third CD, “Hush Point III” was released in January of this year and everything was going great. Then suddenly Donald Trump began leveling a constant stream of Twitter attacks against Hush Point and its music. Here are some examples: "Hush Point. Fake jazz. Sad and un-American,” “HP tunes don’t have any words! Anybody can hear that!” and “No Point: four boring losers going nowhere. Fans are tired of HP 'conterpunt' jazz.” We urge our fans to speak out, go to our live shows, buy CDs — anything to tell Trump he can’t dictate what type of jazz is heard in America!!

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum

Saturday,  Jul 22 - 6:00PM 
Marius Duboule, guitar;  Tony Malaby, tenor saxophone;  Billy Mintz, drums
Marius Duboule Trio image

Based in Brooklyn, the Swiss and French guitarist Marius Duboule presents a set of original and improvised music in a new trio setting featuring Tony Malaby on tenor saxophone and Billy Mintz on the drums.

Marius Duboule is mostly known for his work with Zero Point a group of improvised music, which latest release “Thoughts Become Matter” came out on Mole-Tree Music, April 2017.

 $10.00 includes a drink

Saturday,  Jul 22 - 9:00PM & 10:30PM 
Noah Preminger, tenor sax;  Nate Radley, guitar;  Kim Cass, bass;  Rob Garcia, drums
The Chopin Project with Noah Preminger & Rob Garcia  image

Led by two long-time collaborators, saxophonist Noah Preminger and drummer Rob Garcia, The Chopin Project adapts Frederick Chopin’s brilliant piano music for a jazz quartet carrying over all the romance, passion and beautiful melodies while adding a new twist.

“Garcia is a drummer of invention, grace and considerable fire.” - Downbeat

“Over the course of less than a decade, [Preminger] has forged an individual style and easily recognizable of the more adventurous musicians on the mainstream jazz scene today.” - JazzTimes

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum http://

Sunday,  Jul 23 - 6:00PM 
Lee Feldman, vocals, piano;  plus guests!
LEE FELDMAN + his Problems image

Lee Feldman returns . . . again! . . . to Cornelia Street to present his own brand of funny-sad, surreal music. It will be very nice to see you there!

NEW YORK TIMES: "Lee Feldman uses a Tin Pan Alley bounce to make twisted or troubled situations sound like parlor songs."

ATLANTIC MONTHLY: "Lee Feldman plays the piano in just the dry, subtle, understated manner that this dry, subtle, understatedly hilarious songs call for.

 $10.00 cover plus $10.00 minimum 

Sunday,  Jul 23 - 8:30 & 10:00pm 
Peter Sparacino, saxophones;  Koran Agan, guitar;  Josh Kaye, guitar;  Eduardo Belo, bass

Comprised of two acoustic guitars, bass and saxophone, Anouman In their instrumentation is very much inspired by the Quintet of Hot Club of France. However, aside from tipping the hat to the great Django Reinhardt and Stéphane Grappelli, the members of Anouman openly embrace and explore all of their influences.

Anouman remains busy performing in the city and beyond. Venues like New York Winter jazz Festival, Baltimore Django Reinhardt Festival, Django by The Sea Festival and many more. In February of 2016 they released a concert film "Introducing Anouman" which can be seen in it's entirety on their website. In addition to their original works, Anouman will perform their own arrangements of music of Django Reinhardt.

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum


Monday,  Jul 24 - 6:00PM 
V. Hansmann and Oona Patrick, co-hosts

Danielle Decatur Mary Abbruzzese Jessica Silvester
BENNINGTON WRITERS  -  Transgenre Night image

Please join tonight’s amiable and talented writers - Danielle Decatur, Mary Abbruzzese, and Jessica Silvester. Plus readings from your hosts, V. Hansmann and Oona Patrick.

 $10.00 includes a drink

Monday,  Jul 24 - 8:30PM 
Oscar Perez, piano;  Anthony Perez, bass;  Darrell Green, drums;  Ted Chubb, trumpet;  Bruce Williams, saxophone
Oscar Perez Special Quintet image

After three albums that garnered much acclimation Oscar Perez brings together a special quintet on Monday, July 24 at Cornelia Street Cafe. He’s joined by stellar musicians: trumpeter Ted Chubb, saxophonist Bruce Williams, bassist Anthony Perez, and drummer Darrell Green.

JazzTimes praised Perez as “an extraordinary composer who blends the rhythmic complexity of Latin American music with the elegant harmonies of jazz,” while DownBeat chimed in by marveling over the music’s “wondrous interaction of piano and band.”

 $10.00 cover plus $10.00 minimum

Tuesday,  Jul 25 - 6:00PM 
Tom McDermott, piano, vocals
A short evening of jazz piano and original limericks by Tom McDermott image

Tom McDermott has toured the world with his piano; in NYC alone has played Carnegie Hall, the 92nd Street Y, Joe's Pub and the Lincoln Center Summer Series. Last year he started writing limericks, and in April Sagging Meniscus Press published a collection of them as FIVE LINES NO WAITING. His show will be a mix of limericks and piano-playing associated with the limericks.

"No matter which direction he moves in, Mr. McDermott is a very skillful pianist." - New York Times

 $10.00 includes a drink 

Tuesday,  Jul 25 - 8:00PM 
Sergej Avanesov, tenor, soprano sax;  tba, piano;  Boris Kozlov, bass;  Samvel Sarkisyan, drums
Sergej Avanesov Quartet image

In composing for this record, Sergej Avanesov went back to his original love of the American song book and explored the boundaries beyond those melodies and harmony. He drew inspiration from the contour of modern classical music as that is what he studied before jazz and is the catalyst of most of original compositions. Each song has a story behind it and captures his personal experiences through the music. The song "A" is dedicated to his older brother who he has a lot of respect for. "Big Mike" was encouraged by the movie "The Blind Side” about the football star Michael Oher.

Growing up in Rostov-on-Don in Russia, Sergej Avanesov had a strong musical influence in John Coltrane, Joshua Redman, and Keith Jarrett. He attended the well-known Kim Nazaretov jazz music school in Russia and after the graduation moved to the Netherlands to study at the Prince Claus Conservatoire. Now he lives in New York and performs with different bands all over the world. He participated in many international jazz projects such as performances with John Clayton and Symphonic Jazz Orchestra and many others as well. For his previous recordings, he collaborated with EF Orchestra, Stage Band, Giacomo Caruso quartet and many others."

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum    http://SERGEJAVANESOV.COM

Tuesday,  Jul 25 - 9:30PM 
Jonathan Saraga, trumpet, flugelhorn, comp.;  Remy Le Boeuf, alto sax;  Jeff Miles, guitar;  Julian Shore, piano;  tba, bass;  Kenneth Salters, drums
Jonathan Saraga Sextet image

The Jonathan Saraga Quintet/Sextet has been performing around New York City since 2012. All About Jazz has remarked that the group's debut album, "First Vision” (Blue Truffle Music) is "...a skillfully conceived and exquisitely realized debut that brings to mind the edgy, envelope-pushing hard bop of many a Blue Note record in the early 1960s." They go on to say that "the music, all Saraga-penned, has an uncommon freshness," and that it "...isn't the stuff of amateurs on the brink of musical maturity, it's a stand-up-and- take-notice offering."

The ensemble has made appearances at Smalls Jazz Club, SEEDS, the Douglas Street Music Collective, iBeam and the Shapeshifter Lab to name a few NYC venues, and has been featured on air by Festival of New Trumpet Music, Pulin4Jazz, 90.3 FM the Core, Weaa 88.9, and BreakThru Radio's show the Jazz Hole. Their work has been noticed and praised by many acclaimed jazz artists as well: Jimmy Greene has said their music is “...engaging, tuneful, urgent modern jazz played at a very high level by young, masterful musicians," and Jon Gordon claims the group demonstrates "highly creative playing and writing...all done within a strong and fresh ensemble concept."

The sextet is currently working on the production their next record, which is fully mixed and will be released on the Fresh Sound label. It will feature 8 original compositions/arrangements, one of which received the 2016 Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Award presented by ASCAP and a semifinals nomination in the 2016 International Songwriting Competition.

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum

Wednesday,  Jul 26 - 6:00PM 
Nick Brust, sax;  Ben Eunson, guitar;  Matt Clohesy, bass;  Jay Sawyer, drums
Nick Brust and New Fire image

"Nick Brust’s playing and writing is evidence that the future of the alto saxophone is in good hands. Rarely do you find a young player who combines exquisite, head-spinningly dextrous playing with such thoughtful ideas and compositions. Check him out!" -Will Vinson

Since moving to New York in 2012, saxophonist Nick Brust has established his voice on the saxophone with an adventurous harmonic imagination and incisive, soulful sound. He has found his niche as a bandleader and composer, forming multiple groups to explore the many moods present in jazz. Nick has performed with numerous highly acclaimed musicians in NYC including Matt Clohesy and Gilad Hekselman. Nick has also shared the stage with Roy Hargrove, Steve Wilson, Papo Vasquez, Jimmy Owens, and Dave Holland. In addition to performing, Nick's other great passion is teaching; he is on faculty at The Music Conservatory of Westchester and Elefante School for the Performing Arts.

 $10.00 cover plus $10.00 minimum

Wednesday,  Jul 26 - 8:00PM 
Eugenia Choe, piano;  Danny Weller, bass;  Alex Wyatt, drums
Eugenia Choe Trio image

Pianist Eugenia Choe releases her debut album for SteepleChase Records, which showcases her unique ear for composition and improvisation. The music has a personal sound and touch. Soulful, lyrical melodies combine with intricate rhythm and counterpoint. The band is comprised of like-minded colleagues who have been playing together for some time, giving this band a true collective sound.

"This is the art of the piano tiro at its finest" - Dan McClenaghan for All about Jazz

"Superior Piano Trio Jazz" - Derek Ansell for Jazz Journal

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum 

Wednesday,  Jul 26 - 9:30PM 
Song Yi Jeon, voice, comp.;  Kenji Herbert, guitar;  Vitor Gonçalves, piano;  Matt Aronoff, bass;  Jongkuk Kim, drums

Hailing from South Korea, Song YI Jeon is a singer and composer who deftly combines modern jazz harmony and odd time signatures with singable melodies that instantly catch the ear of the listener. This night, Song Yi will be presenting her old and new compositions.

"This girl sings music, and makes it sound upside down, while it's rightside up!!!"--George Garzone

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum 

Song Yi Jeon Quintet image
Thursday,  Jul 27 - 6:00PM 
My Name Is Joel Louis Gold image Michael Phillip Geffner

Tonight, mprovisational spoken word artist Joel Louis Gold does a one man show entitled My Name Is Joel Louis Gold, an incendiary odyssey through creation, dissipation, fortuity, dispair, soaring linguistic invention and a soft landing on the eye of Judge Crater.

 $10.00 includes a drink 

Thursday,  Jul 27 - 8:00PM 
Vitor Gonçalves, piano, accordion;  Thomas Morgan, bass;  Gerald Cleaver, drums;  Emi Makabe, voice, shamisen, comp.
Emi Makabe Quartet image

Emi Makabe is a Japanese vocalist and composer based in New York City. Her songs encompass jazz, pop, classical, and improvised music, as well as her background in Japanese music. She sings in English, Japanese, and without lyrics. Since completion of her Bachelor and Master of Music degrees in 2015 she has performed her original music with her band, string quartet, and solo, singing and playing shamisen, a Japanese traditional string instrument.

"rapturous, adventurous Japanese folk-influenced jazz" by New York Music Daily

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum

Thursday,  Jul 27 - 9:30PM 
Tomoko Omura, violin, comp.;  Jeff Miles, guitar;  Glenn Zaleski, piano;  Pablo Menares, bass;  Jay Sawyer, drums
Tomoko Omura Roots quintet image

Tomoko Omura Roots quintet is New York based modern jazz quintet, plays Tomoko’s original compositions inspired by Japanese folk melodies, person, culture and folk tales. Originally formed for the making of the album "Roots"; Tomoko’s 2nd album and a debut release from Inner Circle Music. The album received 4 and half star from Downbeat magazine and chosen as one of the best albums of 2015. The quintet continues to explore the new sound and is currently in the process of making new series of music based on Japanese folk tales.

“Rising Star” --Downbeat magazine 2015 & 2016

“A leader with a fine future.”--Downbeat, Joe Tangari

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum

Friday,  Jul 28 - 6:00PM 
Dongfeng Liu, piano;  John Benitez, bass;  Francis Benitez, drums

Chinese ancient music fusion Latin jazz.

 $10.00 includes a drink 

Friday,  Jul 28 - 9:00PM & 10:30PM 
Brian Landrus, baritone sax, bass clarinet;  Igmar Thomas, trumpet;  Alan Ferber, trombone;  Brandee Younger, harp;  Frank Carlberg, piano;  Jay Anderson, bass;  Billy Hart, drums
Brian Landrus Orchestra, CD Release: Generations image

These concerts are celebrating the release of Generations by the Brian Landrus Orchestra. This rare ensemble will be performing brand new small ensemble arrangements of Generations being released on BlueLand Records on July 28, 2017. The music is a blend of jazz, soul, hip hop, reggae, and classical influences. This music has been recognized as groundbreaking by many sources and this stellar lineup will prove to be thrilling for the listener.

"A baritone saxophonist of convincing authority."-The New York Times

Rising Star Baritone Saxophonist 2015-Downbeat Magazine

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum

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Many spoken words events are free
There is always a one-drink minimum per set; times are door opening times