See the previous week's performances.   April 24-May 01, 2018  See the next week's performances.
Tuesday,  Apr 24 - 6:00PM 
Alicia Ostriker Mimi Schwartz

Join Alicia Ostriker and Mimi Schwartz, two prizewinning writers reading from their new books—essays and poems set in New York, Brooklyn, Germany, Afghanistan, Vermont, Israel…

 $10.00 includes a drink 

Tuesday,  Apr 24 - 8:00 & 9:30pm 
Kinan Azmeh , clarinet;  Kyle Sanna, guitar;  Josh Myers, bass;  John Hadfield, percussion
Kinan Azmeh City Band  image

Formed in 2006 in New York City, the Kinan Azmeh CityBand immediately gained recognition for their virtuosic and high energy performance, receiving praise from critics and audiences alike. With this New York ensemble, Azmeh strives to reach a balance between classical music, jazz, and the music of his homeland, Syria. Azmeh's expressive clarinet meets Kyle Sanna’s rustic guitar, soaring at times over the dynamic and volatile backdrop of John Hadfield’s percussion and Josh Myers’ double bass. Each band member has come from varied backgrounds to add their personal flair to this ensemble, resulting in a thoroughly exciting and rewarding listening experience.

Their recent album "Elastic City" has toured the US,Canada, France, England, Germany, Holland, Egypt, Lebanon,and Turkey.

"Spell Binding" by the New Yorker, "Intensely soulful"--NY Times

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum

Wednesday,  Apr 25 - 6:00PM 
Andrea Wolper, voice;  John DiMartino, piano;  Ken Filiano, bass;  Michael TA Thompson, soundrhythium
Andrea Wolper Quartet: The Weaving image

An "audacious artist who flouts genre limitations, singing songs for the love of it and delivering an inventive, thrilling, appealing musical vision" (Blogcritics). Singer, songwriter, poet Andrea Wolper's New York credits include Dizzy's, the Blue Note, JVC Jazz Festival, and she tours nationally and internationally. Embracing Cornelia Street Cafe's history as a home for lovers of jazz, cabaret, experimental music, and poetry, this "utterly refreshing" (JazzTimes), "highly original" (Contra Costa Times)" performer weaves together music, texts, and improvisations. With creative veterans John DiMartino, Ken Filiano, and Michael TA Thompson.

She fills torch songs with sensual longing, then makes abstract vocal improvisations feel intimate as meaningful conversation...highly recommended for anyone who believes in the timeless essence of cool. - Graham, Tucson Citizen

 $10.00 cover plus $10.00 minimum

Wednesday,  Apr 25 - 8:00PM 
Michaël Attias, alto sax;  Sean Conly, bass;  Satoshi Takeish, drums
Sean Conly Trio image Bart Babinski

Bassist/composer Sean Conly will be performing music from his upcoming May 2018 Cleanfeed release “Hard Knocks“. In a trio setting with Satoshi Takeishi (drums) and Michaël Attias (alto saxophone), Sean sets out on a musical adventure with his longtime friends and collaborators of roughly 20 years. These stalwart improvisors fill every moment with surprise, energy and artistry as they navigate a new series of compositions Mr. Conly wrote for them. Past present and future are engaged and mixed together in this trio to produce a strong emotional content and compelling musical vision.

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum

Wednesday,  Apr 25 - 9:30PM 
Jon Irabagon, tenor sax;  Uri Caine, piano;  Michael Bates, bass;  Ben Perowsky, drums
Michael Bates Quartet  image

Take one listen to the joy and energy of this unpredictable band and try not to get caught up in the excitement. A quartet of New York’s finest jazz musicians: Uri Caine, Jon Irabagon, Ben Perowsky and Michael Bates play music where everything is an option. Their rough-and-tumble interplay is organic, soulful and it veers happily between wide open jazz, the swing tradition and heavy grooves. A band teeming with beauty, intensity and fire; they take the blues and manhandle it into unexpected musical shapes.

-"a bassist with [a] deep-twang, broad-shouldered sound”–Nate Chinen, New York Times

“One of my favorite jazz records…..A deeply interactive band effort in which the rhythm section carries as much weight and generates as much interest as the saxophonist….A terrific effort…..”–Peter Margasak, Chicago Reader

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum 

Thursday,  Apr 26 - 6:00PM 
Poems in Conversation & a Conversation Chapbook Launch in NYC

Kimiko Hahn Tamiko Beyer
Slapering Hol Press Presents: Dovetail image

Kimiko Hahn, author of nine books of poetry, including Brood (Sarabande, 2018) is the President of the Poetry Society of America. Tamiko Beyer is the author of the award-winning collection, We Come Elemental (Alice James Books), and the chapbook Bough Breaks.

 $10.00 includes a drink

Thursday,  Apr 26 - 8:00 & 9:30pm 
Song Yi Jeon, voice, comp.;  Julian Shore, piano;  Kenji Herbert, guitar;  Peter Slavov, bass;  Jongkuk Kim, drums
Song Yi Jeon Quintet image

Composer and vocalist Song Yi Jeon is releasing her new album . This concert will be a part of her CD release series and as well as last concert before she relocate herself to Europe.

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum 

Friday,  Apr 27 - 6:00PM 
Ryan Slatko, piano;  Josh Roberts, drums;  Rick Rosato, bass
Ryan Slatko Trio image

Miami native Ryan Slatko has studied with Ari Hoenig, Gil Goldstein, Taylor Eigsti and Shai Maestro. He was the musical director for “Lights Out,” a musical about Nat King Cole starring Dulé Hill and Daniel J. Watts. He placed 3rd in the 2014 Jacksonville Jazz Piano Competition, and has performed or recorded with Rich Perry, Alex Sipiagin, Chris Potter, Tom Scott, Ulysses Owens Jr, Linda Oh, Adam Rogers, Randy Brecker, Ari Hoenig and many more.

 $10.00 cover plus $10.00 minimum

Friday,  Apr 27 - 8:30 & 10:00pm 
Lage Lund, guitar;  Sullivan Fortner, piano;  Matt Brewer, bass;  Jochen Rueckert, drums
Lage Lund Quartet image

"Of the younger cats, Lage is THE one. He's a wonderful player. Scary actually!" - Kurt Rosenwinkel

 $10 cover plus $15 minimum

Saturday,  Apr 28 - 6:00PM 

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Tahira Inspired  image

Fresh off of a trip from South Africa, Tahira brings her new arrangements inspired by this trip to Cornelia Street Cafe.

 $10.00 cover plus $10.00 minimum

Saturday,  Apr 28 - 8:30 & 10:00pm 
Lage Lund, guitar;  Will Vinson, alto saxophone;  Orlando Le Fleming, bass
Lage Lund, Owl Trio image

"Of the younger cats, Lage is THE one. He's a wonderful player. Scary actually!" - Kurt Rosenwinkel

 $10 cover plus $15 minimum

Sunday,  Apr 29 - 6:00PM 
An Evening with Michelle Lordi image

A singer of elegant taste, pure expressiveness and irresistible sensuality, Michelle Lordi is quickly becoming one of the most sought after vocalists on the jazz circuit. Join Lordi and her sublime band for 3 generations of heartfelt love songs- a perfect way to get a head start on Valentine's Day.

 $10.00 cover plus $10.00 minimum 

Sunday,  Apr 29 - 8:00 & 9:30pm 
Jenny Scheinman, violin;  Carmen Staaf, piano;  Tony Scherr, bass;  Allison Miller, drums
Jenny Scheinman & Allison Miller’s PARLOUR GAME image

Jenny Scheinman & Allison Miller’s PARLOUR GAME celebrates the popular roots of jazz. It honors the groove, the conversation, the game, and the women that made jazz a social music. It features four musicians that have been at the forefront of American music for nearly 20 years bending genres, creating new ways of playing, mixing it up. Now they get to groove.

Parlour Game was born on tour when Carmen Staaf and Tony Scherr were subbing for the piano and bass player in Allison Miller’s 'Boom Tic Boom'. There was an immediate chemistry. "Even the edgiest material swung,” says Miller, “and we realized that we had found something really special. It felt so good!” 

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum 

Monday,  Apr 30 - 6:00PM 

Monday,  Apr 30 - 8:30PM 
Simon Mulligan, piano;  Craig Handy, saxophone;  Jacqueline Milena Thompson, vocals
Simon Mulligan with Craig Handy image

Two musical powerhouses join forces for the first time. Pianist Simon Mulligan and saxophonist Craig Handy present a unique evening of jazz standards and originals, featuring special guest vocalist Jacqueline Milena Thompson.

British pianist Simon Mulligan has been described by The Times of London as ‘the most abundantly gifted of pianists’, by Yehudi Menuhin as ‘one of the finest pianists I have ever had the pleasure of performing with’ and by Herbie Hancock as ‘phenomenal’. Following his début with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Simon has performed and recorded with the BBC Symphony, Detroit Symphony (under Slatkin), English Symphony Orchestra (Boughton), Warsaw Sinfonia (Menuhin), Hong Kong Philharmonic (Atherton), Malaysian Philharmonic, and the Royal National Scottish Orchestra (Serebrier) to name a few.

Born in Oakland, CA, as a music-hungry youngster, Craig Handy experimented on guitar, trombone, and piano before settling on his first true love, the saxophone. At the age of 11 while listening to the radio, Handy fell under the spell of the transcendent saxophone playing of jazz legend Dexter Gordon. Berkeley High School’s (CA) reputable Jazz Program soon beckoned, and Handy joined the ranks of graduating stellar saxophone talent including David Murray, Peter Apfelbaum, and Joshua Redman, to name a few. He attended North Texas State University and won the coveted Charlie Parker Scholarship which enabled his early college experience as a psychology major and frontrunner in the school’s exceptional One O’ Clock Jazz Ensemble.

 $10.00 cover plus $10.00 minimum 

Tuesday,  May 01 - 6:00PM 
Jasper Dutz, reeds;  Anthony Pearlman, piano;  John Koozin, bass;  Chris "Stomp" Garriga, drums
John Koozin Quartet: Live at Cornelia St. image

John Koozin is back at Cornelia St., this team as a bandleader. This show will feature some of his closest friends and colleagues and will consist of both standards and original music.

 $10.00 includes a drink

Tuesday,  May 01 - 8:00PM 
Deborah Latz, curator

Julissa, voice;  Layla Wang, piano;  Jason Smith, bass

Julissa performs an intimate set accompanied by Layla Wang on piano and Jason Smith on bass. Performing her own unique renditions of the famous standards sung by the Great Ladies of Jazz: Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Dinah Washington, Sarah Vaughan, Nancy Wilson, and Lena Horne, just to name a few.

"inimitably powerful vocals..." "...ease with a hook" — Afropunk

"fierce vocals..." "gritty, soulful vocal stylings..." — EST1997

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum

VoxEcstatic: Julissa Joins The Great Ladies of Jazz image
Tuesday,  May 01 - 9:30PM 
Deborah Latz, curator

Jane Irving, voice;  John Di Martino, piano;  Kevin Hailey, bass
VoxEcstatic: Jane Irving image

Irving's sparkling performances and feel good music making are as uplifting and mellow as it can get. A jazz singer with both a deep feel for the music and striking originality. This show will explore some of the lesser-known songs from the Great American Songbook including those from Blossom Dearie and Dave Frishberg.

"While some singers make claim by including evergreens from the Great American Songbook in their repertoire, Irving is a jazz singer - her most sincere scatting has genuine instrumental purpose." — ABC Limelight Magazine

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum

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