See the previous week's performances.   April 27-May 04, 2018  See the next week's performances.
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

Wednesday,  May 02 - 6:00PM 
Marvin Cohen, author;  Jeff Brown, photographer
A Celebration of Marvin Cohen image Jeff Brown

The effervescent wit and originality of Marvin Cohen will manifest itself in varied guises in this tribute to mark the publication of four books by the 86-year-old humorist, poet, novelist, surrealist and baseballist. Marvin himself will read from (and sign) two novels: Women, and Tom Gervasi, and Inside the World: As Al Lehman, originally written in the 1970s but never before published, and a new poetry collection, Run Out of Prose. Photographer Jeff Brown will preview and discuss his forthcoming book of photographs, 57 Varieties of Marvin Cohen; and a mini-phalanx of actors from the Gorilla Repertory Theater Company will perform scenes from The Don Juan and The Non-Don Juan, Marvin’s 1980 play based on the two above novels.

The Gorilla Repertory Theater Company: Josh Silverman, Tom Lapke, Kelly Tuohy, actors Christopher Carter Sanderson, director

 $10.00 includes a drink 

Wednesday,  May 02 - 8:00PM 
Chris Dingman, vibraphone, comp.;  Miriam Elhajli, voice;  Ike Sturm, bass;  Zaneta Sykes, percussion
Chris Dingman, Songs image

Don’t miss this magical new group, performing gorgeous, evocative settings of poetry by Rumi, e.e. cummings, and more. Hailed by the New York Times as a “dazzling” soloist and composer with a “fondness for airtight logic and burnished lyricism,” Chris Dingman's progressive approach has earned him praise as “an extremely gifted young composer, bandleader, recording artist, and much sought-after sideman” (Jon Weber, NPR).

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum

Wednesday,  May 02 - 9:30PM 
Jen Allen, piano;  Kris Allen, saxophone;  Marty Jaffe, bass;  Kush Abadey, drums
Jen Allen Quartet image

Jen Allen is a musician who never shies away from honest self-revelation. Her compositional output reads like an intimate diary of life experiences and relationships, offered with subtle and surprising narrative power. Jen's patient, searching piano and writing style infuses many contemporary ensembles of all sizes and stripes with sweetness and gravity. The quartet will be presenting original works from her upcoming album "In a Time of Change".

"Inventive, post-modern pleasure."--

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum

Thursday,  May 03 - 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,  May 03 - 8:00 & 9:30pm 
Paul Jones, tenor sax, comp.;  Alex LoRe, alto sax;  Matt Davis, guitar;  Glenn Zaleski, piano;  Johannes Felscher, bass;  Allan Mednard, 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.

"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."--4 Stars, Downbeat Magazine

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum

Friday,  May 04 - 6:00PM 
Kat Georges, Peter Carlaftes, hosts


Lifelong New Yorker Jackie Sheeler was a brilliant poet, performance artist, songwriter, political activist, Buddhist, and more. Her creativity continues to reverberate even as we mourn her passing.

Jackie’s passion was instrumental in building the New York City underground poetry community for more than 30 years. She personally founded the legendary Pink Pony open mic poetry series and hosted it for decades, giving countless poets the opportunity to share their work in a vibrant weekly community forum.

In her honor, we bring back the Pink Pony for a one night poetry open mic tribute to her life. Please bring a short poem about or inspired by Jackie and join us in honoring the memory of this extraordinary woman.

There will be no cover or admission charge for this show. We ask that you please buy a drink but more importantly –come and share the love for Jackie Sheeler and the Son of Pony Reprise.

There will be a first come sign up reading list. 3 minute limit. First 60 people get in and first 30 to sign up will hopefully read time permitting.

One night only Son of a Pony in memory of our friend Jackie Sheeler.

 No cover 

Friday,  May 04 - 8:30 & 10:00pm 
Gilad Hekselman, guitar;  Petros Klampanis, bass, voce, ankle bells, looper
Petros Klampanis duo, featuring Gilad Hekselman image

Greek bassist and composer Petros Klampanis will present his music with one of his closest musical collaborators in NYC, guitarist extraordinaire Gilad Hekselman. Mediterranean vibes, merged with Jazz tradition and pop music influences characterize this intimate duet.

 $10 cover plus $10 minimum

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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