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Thursday,  Nov 01 - 6:00PM 
Robin, Josh, and Tom, hosts

Artists Salon image

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

Sunday,  Nov 04 - 6:00PM 
Dave Soldier, host

Dima Rinberg Tammy Burnstock John Foley
Entertaining Science: What the Nose Knows and Cinema that Smells image

Inglorious Smell-O-Vision!

"Smells are surer than sounds or sights to make your heart-strings crack" (Kipling).

We invite you to become part of an experiment into how mice experience the world and how our species evokes the scents of Spain, a field of flowers, and dinosaur bone. Tied together by Elizabeth Taylor.

First we will hear from Dima Rinberg of New York University who will explain how his lab is exploring how odor’s sensed by the mouse’s nose and processed by the mouse' brain. Then, Sydney based scent obsessive Tammy Burnstock and London based fragrance artist John Foley will present a sniffer of their recent revival of the film, Scent of Mystery, a feature written and presented in Smell-O-Vision! in 1960. Plus a bit of Tale of Old Whiff (1960), the scented story of a dog with anosmia.

 $10.00 cover plus $10.00 minimum 

Sunday,  Nov 04 - 8:00 & 9:30pm 
Daisy Castro, violin;  Koran Agan, guitar;  Josh Kaye, guitar;  Eduardo Belo, bass

An outstanding interpreter of early European Jazz of the 1930’s and 40’s, in the style of the Quintette du Hot Club de France, Daisy Castro has emerged as a revitalizing force for the genre, stunning first time audience members, and continuing to enthrall even those that have seen her perform many times before. Her dynamic playing channels some of the early greats, while adding a modern edge to the Jazz Manouche tradition created by Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli in Jazz Age Paris.

Daisy has been an active member of the Gypsy Jazz community both in the United States and in Europe since she was 14 years old. She has played on stages on both continents with all of the masters. Now, with three recordings of this style under her belt, she has earned the respect of said masters and their knowledgeable audiences, which is no small feat in this heavily male dominated genre.

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum 

Monday,  Nov 05 - 6:00PM 
Tulis McCall, host

Monologues & Madness image

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,  Nov 05 - 7:30PM 
Cafe Play image

Upstairs in our back room!

 $45.00 includes dinner

Monday,  Nov 05 - 8:30PM 
David Amram, piano, french horn, flutes, composition & surprises;  Kevin Twigg, drums, glockenspiel;  Rene Hart, bass;  Elliot Peper, bongos;  Jose Pacheco, poet
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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

Tuesday,  Nov 06 - 6:00PM 
Michael Collins, host

Peter Neil Carroll Susana H. Case Cal Freeman Jennifer Franklin Claudine Nash Thaddeus Rutkowski
Disorganized Chorus: An Evening of Multi-Genre Readings image

Join us for a night of readings featuring Peter Neil Carroll, Susana H. Case, Cal Freeman, Jennifer Franklin, Claudine Nash, and Thaddeus Rutkowski -- an array of talents, forms and styles, not to be missed!

 $10.00 includes a drink

Tuesday,  Nov 06 - 8:00PM 
Eliana Glass, voice;  Chris McCarthy, piano;  Dean Torrey, bass;  Dayeon Seok, drums
Eliana Glass Quartet image

The Eliana Glass Quartet is a group of musicians who are able to surprise themselves, think beyond technicality and convention, and play with the intent of expressing how they feel - whether the song be standard or free, slow or fast, rugged or full of beauty. As a singer, and someone who’s instrument is entirely herself, Eliana isn't afraid of being completely immersed in the music, free to express raw human emotions through her voice, and self.

“She is an innovator as an improviser and truly has a new sound. When I hear so many “pretty” sounding jazz singers these days it’s good to hear a singer that understands the sound palette in jazz can offer more than that.” - Greta Matassa

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum

Tuesday,  Nov 06 - 9:30PM 
Gaya Feldheim Schorr, voice;  David Leon, alto sax;  Micha Gilad, piano;  Lisa Hoppe, bass
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Gaya Blurb: Brooklyn based improvisors Gaya Feldheim Schorr, David Leon, Micha Gilad and Lisa Hoppe will be joining forces for the first time, creating a playground of sounds and stories through free improvisation, original music, songs and poems.

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum

Wednesday,  Nov 07 - 6:00PM 
A Reading & Conversation with Igor Webb & John Matthias

Christopher Smart's Cat image

Igor Webb will read from his genre-defying new book, Christopher Smart’s Cat, followed by a conversation with acclaimed writer and editor, John Matthias.

This event is free and open to the public. Sponsored by Adelphi University MFA Program in Creative Writing. Hosted by Village of Crickets.

CHRISTOPHER SMART'S CAT: Told from the vantage point of those, like the author, who were children in the Holocaust, the book is a beautifully crafted meditation on great writers—from Virginia Woolf to W.G. Sebald, from Philip Roth to Danilo Kiš—as well as a gripping tale alive with remarkable characters. None more remarkable than Christopher Smart (1722-1771), whose ecstatic verse mysteriously provides the book with its title.

 No cover

Wednesday,  Nov 07 - 8:00 & 9:30pm 
Hadar Nehemya, voice;  Hadar Noiberg, flute;  Hila Kulik, piano;  Tamir Shmerling, bass;  Ofri Nehemya, drums
The Nehemyot ft. Hadar Noiberg image

Led by the two siblings singer Hadar Nehemya and drummer Ofri Nehemya, The Nehemyot band celebrates the release of its debut album "Layers". The Album's original music is inspired by jazz, Israeli music, ethnic melodies, with some south Indian and Yemen roots. This is a joint show with flutist Hadar Noiberg, who also produced and wrote music for "Layers", with numbers from her new solo album "Open Fields".

"Hadar Nehemya Angelic voice got straight into my heart in first hearing. So turn on the volume, take a deep breath and let yourself dive into an enchanted singing from a different world"."--Israeli Educational TV channel Facebook page

"Israel-born flutist and composer Hadar Noiberg’s expressive finesse moves through sharply defined, well-crafted and flowing compositions... serving up flavors from Israel, the Middle East and the jazz and classical worlds."--Downbeat Mag.

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum 

Thursday,  Nov 08 - 6:00PM 
Philip Fried Jeanne Marie Beaumont Jennifer Militello Tim Liardet
The Manhattan Review Reading Series image Lynn Saville

This reading features the founding editor of The Manhattan Review, Philip Fried; American poets Jeanne Marie Beaumont and Jennifer Militello; and British poet Tim Liardet.

 $10.00 includes a drink

Thursday,  Nov 08 - 8:00 & 9:30pm 
Paul Jones, tenor sax, comp.;  Alex LoRe, alto sax;  Matt Davis, guitar;  Can Olgun, piano;  Johannes Felscher, bass;  Peter Kronreif, drums
Paul Jones Sextet image

Clean by Paul Jones. The music for this album was created while attending the Musicians in Residence program at the Banff Creative Arts Centre in Alberta, Canada. Drawing on such influences as Philip Glass, Steve Reich, Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp a Butterfly, and continuing his process of turning words into sound, Paul Jones presents an evening of original music set in the Jazz idiom.-- 4.5 Stars Dan Bilawsky at AllAboutJazz:

"an intellectually curious seeker, eager and willing to walk a different path."

"Humanity carries ambition forward, and Paul Jones brings an extraordinary human quality to bear in this most enterprising work."

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum

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