See the previous week's performances.   September 14-September 21, 2017  See the next week's performances.
Thursday,  Sep 14 - 6:00PM 
THE IMPERFECT PERFECT SHOW
Terry Moore, Nelsie Spencer, hosts

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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/producers Terry Moore and Nelsie Spencer. 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,  Sep 14 - 8:00 & 9:30pm 
YOTAM SILBERSTEIN & LA FAMILIA
Yotam Silberstein, guitar, comp.;  Rick Rosato, bass;  Ofri Nehemya, drums;  Sam Yahel, piano
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In between world tours, yotam silberstein and the band return to CSC with some exciting new music.

"Yotam Silberstein improvises in a cutting tone and writes heady original tunes that seem to tug the straight- ahead jazz tradition in new direction."-- NY Times


 $10 cover plus $10 minimum 

Friday,  Sep 15 - 6:00PM 
POETS OF THE MIDDLE EAST - IN CELEBRATION OF NATIONAL TRANSLATION MONTH
Farid Bitar, Claudia Serea, Gordon Gilbert, hosts

Maryam Alikhani Maureen Altman J. Lois Diamond Linda Kleinbub Ron Kolm Mindy Levokove Bernard Block Robin Small-McCarthy Mireya Perez, Anoek Van Praag Taliesin Zilberman and Diane Block, music
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A reading of the poems of Rumi, Omar Khayyam, Khalil Gibran, Hafez, Yehudi Amichai, Nizar Qabbani & Mahmoud Darwish


 $10.00 includes a drink 

Friday,  Sep 15 - 8:30 & 10:00pm 
MICHAËL ATTIAS QUINTET
Michaël Attias, alto sax;  Ralph Alessi, trumpet;  Aruàn Ortiz, piano;  Sean Conly, bass;  Francisco Mela, drums
MICHAËL ATTIAS QUINTET image Russ Rowland

For his return to the Cornelia Street Café, Attias has put together a special group featuring close longtime collaborators Ralph Alessi, Sean Conly and Aruàn Ortiz, along with the magical explosive that is Francisco Mela. A map of common influences would include such important coordinates as the music of the AACM, Ornette Coleman, Paul Motian, and Andrew Hill. Tonight, these powerful and unique musicians will play some new compositions by Attias as well as pieces culled from his latest Clean Feed release, the critically-acclaimed Nerve Dance (with Ortiz, John Hébert and Nasheet Waits.)

"Like a high-quality electronic product manufactured by the Panasonic Corporation, the career of alto saxophonist Michaël Attias has always involved being slightly ahead of his time...” – Ken Waxman, JazzWord


 $10 cover plus $15 minimum    http://www.michaelattias.com

Saturday,  Sep 16 - 6:00PM 
AN OLD-FASHIONED PIANO PARTY WITH LESLIE GOSHKO
Leslie Goshko, piano, vocals
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Heralded as a Time Out New York "Critic's Pick," "An Old-Fashioned Piano Party with Leslie Goshko" returns to The Cornelia Street Cafe. Leslie is an award-winning storyteller, Huffington Post Comedy contributor, and a one-time performer in the Broadway musical Hairspray. And thanks to years of piano lessons, she also happens to be a classically trained pianist. Join Leslie as she combines her love of comedy, storytelling, and music into an old-fashioned piano party. Featuring everything from traditional standards to current pop hits, this evening of music and laughs holds something for everyone.

An award-winning storyteller who’s won our hearts – 92Y Online

She sure knows funny – Backstage

Delightful and razor-sharp – Best NY Comedy


 $10.00 cover plus $10.00 minimum    http://www.lesliegoshko.com http://www.facebook.com/ohmygoshko

Saturday,  Sep 16 - 8:30 & 10:00pm 
DAYNA STEPHENS QUARTET
Dayna Stephens, tenor sax;  Philip Dizack, trumpet;  Aidan Carroll, bass;  Kendrick Scott, drums

Recent recipient of the number-two spot for the 2017 DownBeatCritics Poll in the category “Rising Star—Tenor Saxophone, Dayna Stephens has garnered critical acclaim for his playing, compositions and arrangements. Brad Faberman sites Dayna as the xxxx JazzTimes Editor’s Pick, writing, “His big, warm lines are full of notes and intent but also gusts of wind, bodies of water.” For this night Dayna's group will be featuring music from his latest release "Gratitude" along with some freshly written pieces.


 $10 cover plus $15 minimum    http://www.daynastephens.net

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Sunday,  Sep 17 - 6:00PM 
THE JEN & JIMMY SHOW!
Jen Lap & Jimmy Schatz, hosts

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Featured Comics: Rob Stalkie, Jason Chatfield and Mick Thomas.


 $10.00 includes a drink 

Sunday,  Sep 17 - 8:00 & 9:30pm 
NEW BRAZILIAN PERSPECTIVES: CHICO PINHEIRO
Billy Newman, host

Chico Pinheiro, guitar, voice;  Helio Alves, piano;  Eduardo Belo, bass;  Ari Hoenig, drums

One of the leading figures in modern Brazilian music, Chico Pinheiro is a rare talent. Not only an exceptional guitarist with a wonderful sound and great fluidity, - and, to boot, hushed, near falsetto vocals that perfectly offset his voluptuous playing! Chico is also a highly original and mature composer/arranger, which are qualities that stand out on his solo recordings. Elected ‘RISING STAR’ by DOWNBEAT Magazine, in 2012.



 $10 cover plus $10 minimum 

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Monday,  Sep 18 - 6:00PM 
WHY'S THAT FUNNY?
Jonathan Lynn Robin Hirsch
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Jonathan Lynn, writer, director, and comedy legend, joins our own Minister of Culture Robin Hirsch as the first part of a night devoted to comedy. Jonathan's new book is a novel, SAMARITANS, which has received glorious reviews. Robin's is Volume I of THE WHOLE WORLD PASSES THROUGH: Stories from the Cornelia Street Cafe, celebrating 40 years of navigating this little craft through the treacherous waters of New York.

"Jonathan Lynn, already a comedy legend, has reinforced his storied reputation with this coruscating, wrathful, passionate, hilarious and astonishingly timely novel. It’s wonderful! I was hooked, mouth open, heart pounding. The catastrophic state of medical care is his story but Samaritans can be read too as a wider allegory, a discourse on a politics of greed, dis-entitlement, deregulation and social brutality that has run quite mad." --Stephen Fry

"Robin Hirsch is a terrific actor . . . He has that rare ability to breathe life into printed characters and let them escape from the page . . . He writes in a wry, humorous style that takes you from glorious laughter one moment to reflective silence the next . . . " --Stephen Porter



 $10.00 includes a drink    http://jonathanlynn.com

Monday,  Sep 18 - 8:30PM 
MORRISON MOTEL
John Morrison, curator and host

Eddie Brill Liz Miele Scott Blakeman Barry Ribs and Janeane Garofalo
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“One of the city’s best alt-comedy shows!” – The NY Post

“Critics’ Pick!” – TimeOut NY

“Works for me.” – Morrison


 $10.00 cover plus $10.00 minimum 

Tuesday,  Sep 19 - 6:00PM 
EROS AND THANATOS IN ANNA FRAJLICH’S POETRY
An Evening of Polish Poetry Presented in Polish and English

Anna Frajlich Ronald Meyer Deborah Latz
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The Greek deities Eros and Thanatos symbolize and personify the strongest, uncontrollable human emotions. Thanatos symbolizes death and mortality, Eros – life, sexual attraction, and love. These symbols and emotions represent antinomy but we all experience them in our life. These emotions played a major role in literature, especially in myth and poetry, from the very beginning. The reading will consist of poems connected to these symbols and images.



 $10.00 includes a drink    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=e-aEUTI09Ps&feature=youtu.be http://poland.us/strona,20,26939,0,ny-wyroznienia-w-konkursie-wybitny-polak-w-usa-zostaly-przyznane.

Tuesday,  Sep 19 - 8:00PM 
CAMILA MEZA & NOAM WIESENBERG
Camila Meza, voice, guitar;  Noam Wiesenberg, bass


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

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Tuesday,  Sep 19 - 9:30PM 
PEREGRINOS
Rodrigo Recabarren, drums, percussion;  Raimundo Santander, guitar
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 $10 cover plus $10 minimum    http://www.peregrinosmusic.com http://www.rodrigorecabarren.com

Wednesday,  Sep 20 - 6:00PM 
ANDRÉ CARVALHO GROUP
Oskar Stenmark, trumpet;  Shai Golan, saxophone;  Yago Vázquez, piano;  André Carvalho, double bass;  Rodrigo Recabarren, drums
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With two releases under his name, the Portuguese bass player André Carvalho, has been intensely dedicated to composition since he first picked up the bass. He has a special vision in conjuring his own groups and he is currently preparing and composing for his first stateside release.

His first two albums, "Hajime" and "Memória de Amiba" show Carvalho's highly personal perspective in music featuring an original blend of contemporary jazz with elements from Portuguese music. Both projects got raving reviews from Portuguese and International media. André was awarded the prize "Carlos Paredes" in 2012, a prestigious prize that recognizes Portuguese music projects, as well as a "Best Group" recognition in the Bucharest International Jazz Competition.

For this concert, Carvalho will play a set of his most recent compositions.


 $10.00 cover plus $10.00 minimum    http://www.andrecarvalhobass.com/ http://www.facebook.com/carvalhobass/

Wednesday,  Sep 20 - 8:00 & 9:30pm 
SPECIAL EFFECTS
Dan Tepfer, keyboards, laptop, piano;  Ryan Keberle, trombone;  Jorge Roeder, bass
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An evening of solo improvised electro-acoustic music performed by three of NYC’s leading improvisors - Dan Tepfer (keyboards, laptop, and prepared piano), Jorge Roeder (acoustic and electric bass, FX), and Ryan Keberle (trombone, FX, laptop, keyboards). The three musicians bring to the event a jaw-dropping wealth of experience including regular performances with the bands of Lee Konitz, Gary Burton, Maria Schneider, and many more. For this event, however, their attention turns to the world of electronica bringing with them laptop sequences, loops, pedals, synthesizers, prepared piano, and even self-designed computer algorithms. Each set will feature the artists alternating improvised creations in a round robin setting culminating in a collectively improvised performance by the trio.


 $10 cover plus $10 minimum 

Thursday,  Sep 21 - 6:00PM 
VOICES OF POETRY
Neil Silberblatt, host

David J. Bauman Kim Berner Philip F. Clark Jennifer Franklin
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Join us at this great cafe & literary landmark in the heart of Greenwich Village for an evening of great poetry!



 $10.00 cover plus $10.00 minimum 

Thursday,  Sep 21 - 8:00 & 9:30pm 
SPECIAL EFFECTS
Dan Tepfer, keyboards, laptop, piano;  Ryan Keberle, trombone;  Jorge Roeder, bass
Special Effects image

An evening of solo improvised electro-acoustic music performed by three of NYC’s leading improvisors - Dan Tepfer (keyboards, laptop, and prepared piano), Jorge Roeder (acoustic and electric bass, FX), and Ryan Keberle (trombone, FX, laptop, keyboards). The three musicians bring to the event a jaw-dropping wealth of experience including regular performances with the bands of Lee Konitz, Gary Burton, Maria Schneider, and many more. For this event, however, their attention turns to the world of electronica bringing with them laptop sequences, loops, pedals, synthesizers, prepared piano, and even self-designed computer algorithms. Each set will feature the artists alternating improvised creations in a round robin setting culminating in a collectively improvised performance by the trio.


 $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