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Saturday,  Oct 27 - 6:00PM 
T Xiques, bass;  Mark Dziuba, guitar;  Megan Gould, violin;  Eric Wood, songs, vocals and guitar
Cats Out of the Bag image

Similar to how the Romany language of the European Gypsies employs dialects from diverse locations, the songs performed by Cats Out of the Bag infuse aspirations found commonly expressed via many musical idioms. Eric Wood, T Xiques, Mark Dziuba and Megan Gould will sensitively explore these intersections and crossroads tonight at The Cornelia Street Cafe.

After meeting in New York City and before the recent formation of Cats Out of the Bag with violinist Megan Gould, composer /singer /guitarist Eric Wood , bassist /percussionist T Xiques and guitarist Mark Dziuba recorded and toured in Europe together for over a decade. (recordings, press reviews etc. at

 $10.00 cover plus $10.00 minimum 

Saturday,  Oct 27 - 8:30 & 10:00pm 
Mike Moreno, guitar;  Shai Maestro, piano;  Rick Rosato, bass;  EJ Strickland, drums
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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,  Oct 28 - 5:30PM 
Cafe Play: Two shows: 5:30/8:00PM image

Upstairs in our back room!

 $45.00 includes dinner

Sunday,  Oct 28 - 6:00PM 
Audrey Silver, vocals;  Bruce Barth, piano;  Alex Pope Norris, trumpet;  Paul Beaudry, bass;  Anthony Pinciotti, drums
Audrey Silver Quintet image

Audrey Silver, award winning jazz singer and songwriter, will be accompanied by a remarkable group of jazz musicians as she sings original works, jazz standards, a french song, and a contemporary piece.

She will be featuring works from her previous and upcoming albums. Her last album, Very Early, was released in October 2016 to critical acclaim and received substantial radio play nationwide. Of note, Audrey did an interview and performance on Michael Bourne's show, “Singers Unlimited”, last year and the album has been played regularly on WBGO since March of 2017. Her upcoming album, Let Me Know Your Heart, will be released in the first half of 2019.

"There's immediate comfort in encountering Audrey Silver's music for the first time. Her voice is an open invitation, an instrument of confession and creation that immediately transports you to someplace else. That's evident from her first utterances through her last words on Very Early.” Dan Bilawsky, All About Jazz

 $10.00 cover plus $10.00 minimum

Sunday,  Oct 28 - 8:00 & 9:30pm 
Martin Nevin, bass, comp.;  Roman Filiu, alto sax;  Kyle Wilson, tenor sax;  Ari Chersky, guitar;  Craig Weinrib, drums
Martin Nevin Quintet image

Martin will explore music from his recently release album, Tenderness is Silent, with a new instrumentation.

"Nevin's goal isn't to overpower or impress the listener, but rather to present a way of experiencing the music that is based on deep intuition and an emotional connection. It's a distinctive approach, particularly for a debut record, and that it works as well as it does here is a reflection of Nevin's promise as a composer and bandleader.” -Troy Dostert (All About Jazz)

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum

Monday,  Oct 29 - 6:00PM 
ArcoIris Sandoval, piano;  Lucas Pino, soprano sax;  Roxy Coss, tenor sax;  Marty Kenney, bass;  Kenneth Salters, drums
ArcoIris Sandoval Sonic Asylum Quintet image

Arcoiris Sandoval returns to Cornelia Street Cafe this time with her Sonic Asylum Quintet, an energetic group of musicians breathing life into her postmodern compositions.

They've performed at the Kennedy Center and are about to perform at the Vermont Jazz Festival in November.

"Her award-winning writing has a melodic sensibility that’s all her own, often challenging and using rhythms that don’t interlock so much as overlap" -The Washingtonian

 $10.00 cover plus $10.00 minimum

Monday,  Oct 29 - 8:30PM 
tracy michailidis, voice;  wiley deweese, piano;  eric burns, guitar;  melanie haskins, violin;  and special guest songbirds
fall/fly: an autumnal & avian cabaret image

Tracy Michailidis is a Canadian-born actor and singer who's made her home in NYC over the last ten years. In the theatre world, she's worked on and off-Broadway here in the U.S., and in places like the Stratford and Shaw Festivals in Canada. She also has a great love of storytelling and jazz, and of collaboration and contemplation. This cabaret is a series of songs linked together by theme: that of falling and flying. Of autumn, and of birds. Skylarks and Meadowlarks, Little Sparrows and Red, Red Robins. Music will be by The Beatles and Leonard Cohen, Maltby and Shire, and Stephen Sondheim, to name a few. Joining her will be three gifted instrumentalists, as well as some very special songbird guests dropping in to lend and raise their voices in harmony.

 $10.00 cover plus $10.00 minimum 

Tuesday,  Oct 30 - 6:00PM 
Andrea Scrima David Winner Erik Rasmussen Jennifer Franklin Phineas Lambert Uche Nduka
STAT®REC SLAM #1 image

Come celebrate our first public event ever and applaud our intrepid readers!

Statorec, deemed “The impetuous radicalism of literary upstarts” by The New York Times and, more recently, “The snob’s solution to the Internet’s democratizing influence on the arts” by Entertainment Weekly, is an online literary magazine of fiction, poetry, criticism, and non-fiction that offers a statement of record to the new century.

Our cultural and political agenda: Total world domination for artists!

Come one, come all! And if you clap (and drink) enough, we’ll be back for #2!

 $10.00 includes a drink 

Tuesday,  Oct 30 - 8:00 & 9:30pm 
Julian Shore, piano;  Dayna Stephens, teno sax, ewi;  Edward Perez, bass;  Colin Stranahan, drums
Julian Shore Quartet image

Julian Shore brings his long-standing quartet to Cornelia Street Cafe, continuing their development as a unit over the last several years. They will be presenting all new music as they prepare to record later this year. This top-flight quartet celebrates the thrill of spontaneity— performing music of exploration and reflection.

"Julian Shore shows deep maturity as a composer and bandleader,” -Downbeat "His name belongs among the leaders of the young Jazz piano scene,” -JazzTimes

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum 

Wednesday,  Oct 31 - 6:00PM 
Eva Parr Barbara Porto Erik Bagger, Stan Lacy Victor Khodadad Julia Tang, Shawn Farrar Bethany Worrell Jay Chacon Mithuna Savaraman Eugenia Forteza Samina Aslam
New Camerata Presents: A Haunted Cabaret image

Join New Camerata Opera for an evening of the the scariest, most spine-tingling, and chilling operatic and art song repertoire ever written. No genre can dive into the depths of humanity better than opera can. Kick off your Halloween at Cornelia Street Cafe (Underground), and then join us at the West Village Halloween Parade!

 $10.00 cover plus $10.00 minimum http://

Wednesday,  Oct 31 - 8:00PM 
Amanda Ekery, voice, comp.;  Caroline Kuhn, voice;  Alexandra James, voice;  Andrew Boudreau, piano;  Simon Willson, bass;  Evan Hyde, drums
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“Vocalist and composer, Amanda Ekery collaborates with everyone, literally. Historians, artists, engineers, bakers, you name it. Amanda works with all to create projects that include everyone. She weaves her experience in underground rock, improvisatory creative music, research, and jazz into her compositions, workshops, and performances.

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum

Wednesday,  Oct 31 - 9:30PM 
Bobby Lane, trumpet, comp.;  Nathan Reising, alto sax;  Andrew Boudreau, piano;  Simon Willson, bass;  Evan Hyde, drums
Bobby Lane’s Sketchbook image

Bobby Lane is an ambitious and versatile jazz trumpeter and composer living in Brooklyn. Originally from the northwest suburbs of Chicago, Bobby began seriously pursuing a life in music after meeting his first jazz mentor, Chicago trumpet icon Marquis Hill. Bobby holds degrees in Jazz Performance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (B.M. 2016) and the New England Conservatory (M.M. 2018), where he studied with Tito Carrillo, John McNeil, and Miguel Zenon among many others. “Sketchbook” is an acoustic jazz quintet that has served as Bobby’s primary creative vehicle for nearly five years. The band performs original music, as well as arrangements of compositions by a myriad of influences, including Steve Reich, Kenny Wheeler, and Björk.

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum 

Thursday,  Nov 01 - 6:00PM 
Robin, 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.

Thursday,  Nov 01 - 8:00 & 9:30pm 
David Lopato, piano, composer;  Lucas Pino, saxes, clarinet;  Ratzo Harris, string bass;  Harvey Sorgen, drums

Lopato returns to Cornelia St. with his quartet, this time for an intimate set of original compositions spanning the gamut of jazz genres.

“Lopato’s music exudes an inextinguishable spirit of optimism and hope” - All About Jazz

“David Lopato’s “Gendhing for a Spirit Rising” is unlike anything you are likely to hear this year (or any year).....4 1/2 stars - Downbeat Magazine

 $10.00 cover plus $10.00 minimum 

Friday,  Nov 02 - 6:00PM 
Peter Carlaftes, Kat Georges hosts

Reed Farrel Coleman Hilary Davidson Debra Lattanzi Shutika Eleanor Cawood Jones
The Monthly: Mystery! Mayhem! Suspense! FLORIDA HAPPENS image

When it comes to Florida, no crime is too unusual and no criminal too peculiar to be impossible. Florida is the one state where fiction has to catch up to the headlines, and in FLORIDA HAPPENS: Tales of Mystery, Mayhem, and Suspense, today’s top mystery writers do not hold back!

Join Three Rooms Press as we celebrate the release of FLORIDA HAPPENS, with readings and signings by contributors including:

REED FARREL COLEMAN, New York Times bestselling author called “a hard-boiled poet” by NPR and the “One of the greatest voices in contemporary crime fiction,” by Lee Child

HILARY DAVIDSON, author of the Lily Moore series and winner of the Anthony Award, as well as the Derringer, Spinetingler, and Crimespree awards.

DEBRA LATTANZI SHUTIKA, author of Beyond the Borderlands and winner of the 2012 Chicago Folklore Prize

ELEANOR CAWOOD JONES, author of A Baker’s Dozen: 13 Tales of Murder and More and Death is Coming to Town: Four Murderous Holiday Tales and more

Copies of FLORIDA HAPPENS will be available for purchase and signing. A portion of book sales will be donated to the Red Cross to support Hurricane Michael recovery efforts.

 $10.00 includes a drink

Friday,  Nov 02 - 8:30PM 
Lau Noah, guitar, voice
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Lau Noah's musical tapestry is a conversation between masterful storytelling, intertwined cultures and a limitless sense of imagination that provide the audience with the capacity to time-travel between their child self and the being they will become when the last song of the show comes to an end. "I am personally enamoured with Noah's poetical beauty. The mystery of her performance sticks with me" Bob Boilen, NPR Host and Creator of All Songs Considered.

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum

Friday,  Nov 02 - 10:00PM 
Yoav Eshed, guitar;  Ben Tiberio, bass;  Eviatar Slivnik, drums
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Trio Millionaires is an exciting journey of guitar, upright bass and drums led by Yoav Eshed. Storytelling jazz musicians with an innovative playing and exciting sound featuring some of the top musicians in the NYC scene.

“Gifted musician with emotional depth and brilliant technical abilities” Mick Goodrick

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum

Saturday,  Nov 03 - 6:00PM 
Brad Lawrence, host

Jeff Simmermon Tracey Segarra Mike Brown Christine Gentry
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 Jeff Simmermon (This American Life, And I Am Not Lying), Tracey Segarra (RISK! Now You're Talking), Mike Brown (Comedy Central, Funny or Die), and Christine Gentry (Moth Radio Hour, This American Life)

Host: Brad Lawrence (Hot Mic with Dan Savage, Moth Mainstage)

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

 $10.00 cover plus $10.00 minimum

Saturday,  Nov 03 - 8:30 & 10:00pm 
Jacob Sacks, piano;  Chet Doxas, tenor sax;  Carmen Rothwell, bass;  Vinnie Sperrazza, drums
Jacob Sacks & Friends image

Using close interplay, violent counterpoint, and creative interpretations of original music – the ensemble searches for the unpredictable and explores the unexpected.

“Jacob Sacks is a pianist of exploratory temperament, drawn to open space and shrewd irresolution.” Nate Chinen--New York Times

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum

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