See the previous week's performances.   November 09-November 16, 2018  See the next week's performances.
Friday,  Nov 09 - 6:00PM 
PERIDOT DUO / BOX NOT FOUND
Rose Hegele, vocals;  Stephanie Lamprea, vocals;  Natalie Calma, violin;  Kevin Price, clarinet
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Peridot (vocal duo of Rose Hegele and Stephanie Lamprea) and Box Not Found (violin/clarinet duo of Natalie Calma and Kevin Price) team up for a double bill of contemporary chamber music and commissions! Works by Kaija Saariaho, Dan Reifsteck, Meredith Monk, Ian Wiese, Ariel Friedman and Camila Agosto. Proceeds going to Make The Road NY -- check out their work at https://maketheroadny.org


 $10.00 cover plus $10.00 minimum    http://peridotduo.weebly.com http://boxnotfound.com

Friday,  Nov 09 - 8:30 & 10:00pm 
DUANE EUBANKS 4TET
Duane Eubanks, trumpet;  James Hurt, piano;  Eric Wheeler, bass;  Eric McPherson, drums

Duane Eubanks joins forces with some of the best on the scene to create a night of musical magic as they freely interpret his original compositions and explore improvised concepts.


 $10 cover plus $10 minimum    http://www.duaneeubanks.com

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Saturday,  Nov 10 - 6:00PM 
ITALIAN AMERICAN WRITERS ASSOCIATION
Maria Lisella, Marisa Frasca, hosts

B. Amore Daniela Gioseffi
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Tonight....IAWA Women Speak Out: #MeToo, #YouToo, #WeToo

Featuring are: B. Amore, Daniela Gioseffi and Maria Lisella who will be reading from prose pieces that are included in the upcoming anthology. Other contributors are welcomed to join as are all participants of the Open Mic: Amy Barone, Paola Corso, Jessica Femiani, Marisa Frasca, Maria Mazziotti Gillan, Daniela Gioseffi, Maria Giura, Maria Lisella, Kathryn Nocerinio, Lisa Paolucci, Nina Tassi, Maria Terrone, and Tina Tocca.


 $10.00 includes a drink    http://iawa.net

Saturday,  Nov 10 - 8:30 & 10:00pm 
GEORGE GARZONE QUARTET
George Garzone, tenor sax;  Kenny Brooks, saxophon;  Chris Crocco, guitar;  Peter Slavov, bass;  Francisco Mela, drums

Tenor sax titan George Garzone returns to the cafe for a night of far reaching jazz explorations with his stellar new quintet!!


 $10 cover plus $10 minimum 

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Sunday,  Nov 11 - 6:00PM 
TWISTED ANGEL
Stephen Fife, author, lyricist;  Elan Bortniker, vocals, guitar;  Josh Levy, violin;  Joel Mercier, guitar
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This is the World Premiere of Songs from Twisted Hipster, Elan Bortniker's folk-rock compositions, using poems from Steve Fife's second collection as the lyrics. Elan will sing and play guitar, with backup from fellow musicians Josh Levy (viiolin) and Joel Mercier (guitar). Steve Fife will read passages from his new novel Angel's Glance, which has been called "a skillfullly-rendered portrait of a troubled urban relationship on the cusp of the 21st century" and "a self-referential pop-culture myth," Steve will also have books to sell and sign.



 $10.00 cover plus $10.00 minimum 

Sunday,  Nov 11 - 8:00PM 
ISRAELI JAZZ SPOTLIGHT: MÄBūL
Itai Kriss, flute;  Kazemde George, tenor sax;  Yotam Ben Or, harmonica;  Gabriel Chakarji, piano;  Alon Near, bass;  Alon Benjamini, drums
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mÄbūl is a newly formed collective, put together by it's members in order to allow a unique encounter between jazz, latin music and israeli music. Each member of the group brings his own color and sound, and the result is a groovy, fresh, and honest music, which is mÄbūl.


 $10 cover plus $10 minimum 

Sunday,  Nov 11 - 9:30PM 
ISRAELI JAZZ SPOTLIGHT: YUVAL AMIHAI QUARTET
Nadav Remez, host

Yuval Amihai, guitar;  Nitzan Gavrieli, piano;  Alon Near, bass;  Kush Abadey, drums
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Born and raised in Israel, guitarist and composer Yuval Amihai has recently moved to New York City from Paris, France, where he was based for 12 years. He has won several awards and jazz competitions in France and Belgium (including best band and best composer) and has been touring regularly with his bands throughout France, Europe and Israel. Yuval has released to date 3 albums as a leader, featuring the wide range of cultural influences and his work as a composer, arranger and guitarist. His most recent album, “I Ain’t Got Nothin’ But the Blues” was released on April 2018 on the Barcelona-based Fresh Sound New Talent record label.


 $10 cover plus $10 minimum    http://www.yuvalamihai.com

Monday,  Nov 12 - 6:00PM 
MERCURY
Sabina Petra, writer, composer

Laura Yen Solito Natasha Thweatt Ally Bonino Trish Lindstrom
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A brand new musical about the courageous Jerrie Cobb, a pilot in the 1950s who wanted to be the first woman in space in a time when women were only supposed to orbit the sink. Even though she was a shy woman, she took her appeal all the way to Congress.

Directed by Tracy Michailidis

Musical Direction by Wiley DeWeese


 $10.00 cover plus $10.00 minimum    http://www.sabinapetra.com

Monday,  Nov 12 - 8:30PM 
LAZOUR LIGHT SHOW
With Patrick Lazour & Daniel Lazour

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Patrick and Daniel Lazour are brothers, songwriters, and collaborators. They have written seven musicals and several hundred songs as a team. A new take on the troubadour tradition, once a month the Lazour Brothers take the stage Underground at the Cornelia Street Café to present Lazour Light Show – an evening of songs and stories, featuring excerpts from their shows, stand-alone pieces, and new works in development. Plus, there’s always the possibility of some very special guests stopping by to join them on stage.



 $10.00 cover plus $10.00 minimum 

Tuesday,  Nov 13 - 6:00PM 
NEW YORK STORY EXCHANGE
Michele Carlo, host

Omar Capra Phillip Giambri Vijay R. Nathan Jessica Delfino
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New York, “the city that never sleeps,” where everyone has a story to tell…

The New York STORY Exchange continues in 2018 with a rotating host each month and four featured performers, followed by the “5 for 5 Open STORY Exchange”: Up to five audience members can get five minutes each onstage to share stories, poems, spoken word or music! Sign up is from 5:45–6:10pm.

This month’s host: Michele Carlo—with featured tellers Omar Capra and Phillip Giambri, poet Vijay R. Nathan and musical guest Jessica Delfino



 $10.00 includes a drink    http://www.facebook.com/NewYorkStoryExchange

Tuesday,  Nov 13 - 8:00PM 
THE DAVID ULLMANN GROUP
David Ullmann, guitar;  Neel Murgai, sitar;  Kevin Sun, sax;  Brian Drye, trombone;  Jeff Hermanson, trumpet;  Paul Connors, organ;  Vin Scialla, drums
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Reinvention has been the key to every release by guitarist and composer David Ullmann, whose music thrives on surprising combinations of electric and acoustic sounds as well as left-field instrumentation. That’s certainly true of his fourth release, Sometime, which affords Ullmann the rare opportunity to imagine his own earlier work. Dusting off an older, unreleased recording, Ullmann has transformed the raw material of a long-shelved album into something much more expansive and fleshed out. The result thrives on the best of both worlds: the raw abandon of youthful vigor melded with the more complex vision of a mature, inventive artist.


 $10 cover plus $10 minimum    http://www.davidullmann.com

Tuesday,  Nov 13 - 9:30PM 
JAE YOUNG JEONG QUARTET
Jae young Jeong, guitar;  Yonghyun Lee, piano;  Hwansu Kang, bass;  Jongkuk Kim, drums
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Jae young Jeong is a guitarist and composer who released his own debut album, ‘Deep Sea’ on April 23rd 2018.

A graduate of both Berklee College of music and NYU as a jazz guitar performance major, Lee has been a frequent performer in the NYC jazz scene. Lee's upcoming performance at the Cornelia Cafe will spotlight his original compositions as well as choice standard repertoire.


 $10 cover plus $10 minimum    http://https://www.jaeyoungjeong.com/

Wednesday,  Nov 14 - 6:00PM 
MERCURY: ENCORE PERFORMANCE (DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND)!
Sabina Petra, writer, composer

Laura Yen Solito Natasha Thweatt Ally Bonino Trish Lindstrom
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A brand new musical about the courageous Jerrie Cobb, a pilot in the 1950s who wanted to be the first woman in space in a time when women were only supposed to orbit the sink. Even though she was a shy woman, she took her appeal all the way to Congress.

Directed by Tracy Michailidis

Musical Direction by Wiley DeWeese


 $10.00 cover plus $10.00 minimum    http://www.sabinapetra.com

Wednesday,  Nov 14 - 8:00 & 9:30pm 
JEFF DAVIS TRIO
Ben Monder, guitar;  Eivind Opsvik, bass;  Jeff Davis, drums, comp.
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Drummer/composer Jeff Davis returns to the cafe tonight with his explorative new trio, featuring improvising greats Ben Monder and Eivind Opsvik. Having performed together for many years, in a number of ensembles, Davis, Monder and Opsvik play with a hypnotic ease, creating moods that are at times peaceful and other times explosive. This exciting trio is not to be missed.

“Mr. Davis, a drummer and composer of sure footing but adventurous inclination...”-- Nate Chinen (New York Times)


 $10 cover plus $10 minimum    http://www.jeffdavisdrums.org

Thursday,  Nov 15 - 6:00PM 
THE IMPERFECT PERFECT SHOW
Terry Moore, host and curator

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The Imperfect Perfect Show is a mix of storytelling, standup comedy, poetry, short stories and works in progress hosted by comedian/producer Terry Moore. It’s mostly booked with 2 open spots for 2 lucky audience members who dare to join the spoken word party.


 $10.00 cover plus $10.00 minimum 

Thursday,  Nov 15 - 8:00 & 9:30pm 
KIND FOLK
John Raymond, trumpet, flugelhorn;  Alex LoRe, saxophone;  Noam Wiesenberg, bass;  Jimmy Macbride, drums
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Kind Folk will be celebrating the release of their debut album “Why Not” (Sept 2018, Fresh Sound New Talent).

Individually, each of the musicians in ​Kind Folk​ has developed a reputation for having a singular voice in New York and beyond, both as improvisors and as composers. Together, these unique voices unite to form a collective group sound that is all their own. While their chordless instrumentation might typically suggest a stark or cold sound, the musicians play with a sense of lyricism and beauty that is uncommon in much of modern jazz. This melodicism is only matched by the interplay and musical conversation that occurs organically between them, as well as the unique compositions written specifically for the group, and it’s clear that, with ​Kind ​Folk, the whole is certainly greater than the sum of its parts.

"Kind Folk's eponymous debut is truly a selfless statement of the highest order." - All About Jazz


 $10 cover plus $10 minimum    http://https://www.kindfolkband.com/

Friday,  Nov 16 - 6:00PM 
SOUL SISTER REVUE FALL SHOW
Cynthia Manick, curator; Ed Toney, host

Kyle Dargan Camonghne Felix Kristin Chang Desiree Bailey R.A. Villanueva
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For a night of tales and poetry, join Soul Sister Revue for its Fall show at Cornelia Street Café where we ask “what does Soul mean to you?” Soul Sister Revue is a quarterly reading series for established and emerging poets who write in the narrative tradition of storytelling.



 $10.00 includes a drink 

Friday,  Nov 16 - 8:30 & 10:00pm 
STEPHAN CRUMP'S RHOMBAL
Ellery Eskelin, tenor sax;  Adam O'Farrill, trumpet;  Jeremy Dutton, drums;  Stephan Crump, bass
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Memphis-bred, Grammy-nominated bassist/composer Stephan Crump returns with his critically-acclaimed Rhombal quartet, featuring veteran explorer Ellery Eskelin on tenor saxophone engaging with brilliant young trumpeter Adam O’Farrill in the midst of the deep rhythm team chemistry between Crump and drummer Jeremy Dutton, who recently joined the bassist in Vijay Iyer’s sextet and trio. The group will explore several new works in addition to pieces from their recent eponymous debut album.


 $10 cover plus $10 minimum    http://www.stephancrump.com

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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