See the previous week's performances.   September 22-September 29, 2017  See the next week's performances.
Friday,  Sep 22 - 6:00PM 
FROM WHITMAN TO GINSBERG: POEMS THAT CHALLENGE CONVENTIONAL WISDOM
Bernard Block, host

Erica Mapp Barbara Newsome Peter Blaxill Anthony Moscini
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The 18th Edition of this "politically engaged" Poetry Series--not polemics, not diatribes but Poetry "from the people, for the people," as Whitman stated.



 $10.00 includes a drink 

Friday,  Sep 22 - 8:30 & 10:00pm 
GEORGE GARZONE TRIO
George Garzone, tenor sax;  John Lockwood, bass;  Francesco Mela, drums

Cornelia Street Cafe is proud to present a new trio lead by tenor sax icon George Garzone with a stellar lineup of Boston jazz greats.

Reservations highly recommended.


 $10 cover plus $15 minimum 

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Saturday,  Sep 23 - 6:00PM 
ZERO POINT FEAT. MANABU KITADA
Daniel Carter, reeds, trumpet, piano;  Marius Duboule, electric guitar;  Michael Bates, bass;  Deric Dickens, drums;  Manabu Kitada, clarinet, bass clarinet;  James Carney, piano
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Zero Point is a collective quartet born in 2014 and whose first album “Thoughts Become Matter” was released in April 2017. Entirely improvised, this quartet's music sometimes gives an impression of a known melody or a sound mass, similar to what the spectral music can evoke. For this special occasion the band is inviting Japanese clarinetist Manabu Kitada, a spectacular new voice in creative music.


 $10.00 cover plus $10.00 minimum    http://zeropoint-music.com

Saturday,  Sep 23 - 8:30 & 10:00pm 
GEORGE GARZONE FRINGE DUO
George Garzone, tenor sax;  Bob Gullotti, dance


 $10 cover plus $15 minimum 

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Sunday,  Sep 24 - 6:00PM 
THE MANHATTAN REVIEW READING SERIES
Philip Fried Marc Kaminsky D. Nurkse
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This reading features the founding editor of The Manhattan Review, Philip Fried, and two distinguished contributors to the journal, Marc Kaminsky and D. Nurkse.



 $10.00 includes a drink    http://www.philiphfried.com/ http://www.dnurkse.net

Sunday,  Sep 24 - 8:00PM 
ELV TRIO
Elias Stemeseder, piano;  Jeonglim Yang, bass;  Vinnie Sperrazza, drums

Aspiring new piano trio formed to create 'straight ahead' jazz into their whimsical interpretation. the pianist Stemeseder currently plays with John Zorn, Greg Cohen Quintet, Philipp Dropper's Philim, Jim black's Malamute and many more.



 $10 cover plus $10 minimum 

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Sunday,  Sep 24 - 9:30PM 
LIPPI/MINAIE/PILC
Jean-Michel Pilc, piano;  Sam Minaie, bass;  Jerad Lippi, drums
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Join Jerad Lippi, Sam Minaie, and Jean-Michel Pilc for a night of dynamic musical exploration and trio improvisation.


 $10 cover plus $10 minimum 

STREAMING LINK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZiMHOv4gpBA

Monday,  Sep 25 - 6:00PM 
BENNINGTON WRITERS - POETRY
V. Hansmann and Oona Patrick, co-hosts

Elaine Fletcher Chapman, featured reader;  Matthew Campbell Sue Petrie Christine Anderes
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Please join tonight’s featured reader, Elaine Fletcher Chapman, and three amiable and talented poets – Matthew Campbell, Sue Petrie, and Christine Anderes.

Elaine Fletcher Chapman is the author of a book of poetry, Hunger for Salt, recently published by Saint Julian Press. She holds an MFA from The Bennington Writing Seminars, where she worked on staff for eighteen years. Chapman is a therapist in private practice. She founded The Writer’s Studio where she teaches poetry and nonfiction, provides editing services, and organizes readings and Crossing Over writing retreats on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. Her poems have been published in The Tishman Review, The EcoTheo Review, The Cortland Review, Connotation, The Sun, Calyx, Poet Lore, 5AM, Salamander, among others. Chapman was guest blogger on The Best American Poetry Blog and The Solstice Literary Magazine blog. Green River Press published her letterpress chapbook, Double Solitude.


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

Monday,  Sep 25 - 8:30PM 
ROD MACDONALD & MARK DANN
Rod MacDonald, guitar, harmonica, and vocals;  Mark Dann, bass and vocals
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Rod MacDonald & Mark Dann, who have co-produced 10 of MacDonald’s 11 cds, have been touring and recording together since the '70s, a partnership brilliantly captured on their 2017 dvd “Live in Germany.” MacDonald made his first recordings in 1979 for Cornelia Street: The Songwriters’ Exchange, and, as one of New Folk’s leading singer-songwriters of the 80s and 90s, co-founded the Greenwich Village Folk Festival. A songwriter whose personal and social songs have been recorded by numerous other artists, MacDonald’s cd Later That Night went to #3 on national Roots Music charts in 2015;mhe has been named one of "Ten Greatest South Florida Folksingers Of All Time” (New Times) and performs throughout N America and Europe.

“Rod MacDonald is a brilliant folk singer and composer. His melodic songs possess words that go straight into your heart and soul.” - The Press Of Atlantic City.


 $10.00 cover plus $10.00 minimum 

Tuesday,  Sep 26 - 6:00PM 
FOUR WAY BOOKS FALL 2017 LAUNCH READING
Miranda Field Panio Gianopoulos Vincent Guerra
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Join us for a reading by Four Way Books authors Miranda Field (Imaginary Royalty), Panio Gianopoulos (How to Get into Our House and Where We Keep the Money), and Vincent Guerra (When Hollywood Comes to You). $10 gets you a drink and books will be available for sale.


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

Tuesday,  Sep 26 - 8:00PM 
FAQUINI & GONÇALVES
Ian Faquini, guitar;  Vitor Gonçalves, accordion piano
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Ian Faquini and Vitor Gonçalves are both Brazilian musicians residing in the United States. Their set will feature their renditions of standards as well as original music, which draws on the rich musical traditions of their Brazilian heritage. Guitarist Bernardo Ramos will join them as a special guest.


 $10 cover plus $10 minimum 

Tuesday,  Sep 26 - 9:30PM 
CRESSMAN & BONO
Natalie Cressman, voice, trombone;  Mike Bono, guitar
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Mike and Natalie, a collaborative duo formed in 2014, have a unique repertoire of vibrant and intricate originals which incorporate a variety of genres including contemporary jazz and indie rock.

"The resulting duo of Cressman and Bono is a wonder of good fortune for we who love the delicacy of Natalie's vocals and the determined virtuosity and elegant improvisation of Bono"-- Travis Rogers at Jazz Times


 $10 cover plus $10 minimum    http://Www.mikebonomusic.com http://Www.nataliecressman.com

Wednesday,  Sep 27 - 6:00PM 
ANNIE CHEN QUARTET
Annie Chen, vocals, composition;  Marius Duboule, guitar;  Mathew Muntz, bass;  Deric Dickens, drums
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Born in Beijing, China and now based in New York City, Annie Chen is a vocalist, composer and bandleader exploring original contemporary jazz music in today's New York jazz scene. Her original jazz compositions have many different types of music into a modern jazz setting, with influences from Chinese traditional, classical, gospel, middle-eastern, and even alternative rock music. It features extensive improvisation and strong arrangements to support Annie's beautiful compositions and her powerful voice.


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

Wednesday,  Sep 27 - 8:00 & 9:30pm 
OR BAREKET QUARTET, CD RELEASE: OB1
Nitai Hershkovits, guitar;  Keita Ogawa, percussion;  Or Bareket, bass;  John Hadfield, drums
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Born in Jerusalem and raised in Buenos-Aires and Tel-Aviv, Or Bareket is currently one of the most in-demand and versatile bassists on the NYC jazz scene.

Winner of the 1st prize at the International Society of Bassists' jazz competition in 2011, Or’s diverse heritage is clearly present in his playing. His approach to improvisation is informed by Mediterranean, South American, and North African folklores, all interpreted through his deep knowledge and appreciation of the American Jazz tradition


 $10 cover plus $10 minimum    http://orbareket.com

STREAMING LINK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mox_E3YMkbo

Thursday,  Sep 28 - 6:00PM 
FIVE LIVE: AN EVENING OF ENGAGING PROSE
Paul Beckman Karen Moulding Peg Alford Pursell Thaddeus Rutkowski Laurie Stone
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Join us for a night of readings featuring Paul Beckman, Karen Moulding, Peg Alford Pursell, Thaddeus Rutkowski, and Laurie Stone -- an array of talents, forms and styles, not to be missed!



 $10.00 includes a drink 

Thursday,  Sep 28 - 8:00 & 9:30pm 
JIM BLACK TRIO
Elias Stemeseder, piano;  Desmond White, bass;  Jim Black , drums
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After 12 years of leading his singer-less-songwriting-post-rock-improv band AlasNoAxis, Jim black goes in the absolute opposite musical direction by forming a new piano trio featuring one of the most in demand NY musicians, Desomnd White on bass, and the young Austrian pianist to watch out for, Elias Stemeseder.


 $10 cover plus $10 minimum 

Friday,  Sep 29 - 6:00PM 
SPUYTEN DUYVIL PRESENTS: POETS IN PERFORMANCE
Richard Blevins Janet Hamill Karen Corinne Herceg t thilleman Jeffrey Cyphers Wright Anton Yakovlev Michael Lewis Smith
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Richard Blevins, Janet Hamill, Karen Corinne Herceg, t thilleman, Jeffrey Cyphers Wright reading from their latest work with Anton Yakovlev as Moderator

With Musical Accompaniment from Michael Lewis Smith plus Q&A Panel


 $10.00 includes a drink 

Friday,  Sep 29 - 8:30PM 
AUBREY JOHNSON GROUP
Aubrey Johnson, voice, comp.;  Matt Sheens, piano, comp.;  Michael Sachs, alto sax, bass clarinet;  Alex Goodman, guitar;  Matt Aronoff, bass;  Jeremy Noller, drums
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Aubrey Johnson is a vocalist and composer whose style is rooted in jazz, Brazilian, and creative contemporary music, with and without words. Since arriving in New York in 2011 she has been performing her original music and arrangements with her sextet, as well as doing considerable work as a side person in the jazz and classical scenes, and teaching at Queens College and Montclair State University. She is currently working on her debut album, which will be released on Greg Osby's Inner Circle Music label in May 2018. Aubrey has been called a "formidable vocalist" and "adept improviser" by the Boston Globe and Downbeat magazine describes her voice as "ethereal" and "hauntingly intimate".


 $10 cover plus $15 minimum    http://aubreyjohnsonmusic.com

Friday,  Sep 29 - 10:00PM 
LISANNE TREMBLAY “ECDYSES”
Lisanne Tremblay, violin, comp.;  Liberty Ellman, guitar;  Carlo De Rosa, bass;  Vinnie Sperrazza, drums
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Lisanne Tremblay's latest project “Ecdyses” explores the ongoing processes of self-transformation through a journey that travels organically from various world music inspirations to free collective improvisations. Her new ensemble pushes the boundaries of instrumental roles and navigates through a renewed sonic world of intricate textures to express shared human experiences such as vulnerability and strength. The New York- based violinist and composer has shared the stage with outstanding artists such as Greg Osby, Liberty Ellman, Stephan Crump, John Hébert, Gerald Cleaver, and E.J. Strickland, and her distinctive approach captured the attention of many through her debut album “Violinization,” which was released in 2015 on Greg Osby’s “Inner Circle Music” label. “A gifted improviser with a highly unconventional yet utterly arresting melodic gift, Lisanne puts the full expressive powers of the violin on display and makes a compelling case for the instrument's broader inclusion in modern jazz.” Seton Hawkins, Hot House Jazz Magazine


 $10 cover plus $15 minimum    http://lisannetremblay.com

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