“A CULINARY AS WELL AS A CULTURAL LANDMARK“
Proclamation, City of New York, 1987
THE CORNELIA STREET CAFE
Venue: The Cornelia Street Café
“A Culinary As Well A Cultural Landmark”
Proclamation, City of New York, 1987
For reservations and more info call 212 989 9319, located at 29 Cornelia Street, Greenwich Village, NYC 10014, email us – firstname.lastname@example.org Event: February 2011 at The Cornelia Street Café
Showtimes: Weeknights: 6:00 PM, 8:30 PM, 10:00 PM, Weekends: 6:00 PM, 9:00 PM and 10:30 PM (doors open @ 5:45 PM-early shows, & @ 8:30 PM-late shows)
Admission: Currently $10, $10 drink minimum.
Beginning on February 18 the cover charges will be: Sun-Thurs-$10 cover + $10 drink minimum, Fri-Sat-$15 cover + $10 drink minimum.
What makes The Cornelia Street Café a true New York City landmark, an epicurean destination, an artist’s café that cultivates and inspires, and one of the few remaining Greenwich Village bastions for creative music, spoken word, art, theatre, cabaret and much more?:
-For more than thirty years the Café has provided food for the soul as well as the body, with more than 700 performances a year covering everything from science to songwriting, from Russian poetry to Latin jazz, from theatre to cabaret.
-When the Café opened its doors on July 4th weekend, 1977, it was run by three artists, there was one room with a toaster-oven, a cappuccino machine and a refrigerator display case. Now, the three artists remain, but with two full kitchens and two full bars which serve more than thirty wines by the glass. There are three dining rooms, one with a working fireplace, and an audience and artist-friendly performance space. And in the summer there is one of the Village’s loveliest sidewalk cafes.
-Singer/songwriter Suzanne Vega got her start at the Café, as did Eve Ensler’s “Vagina Monologues”. Senator & presidential candidate Eugene McCarthy & attorney-activist William Kunstler have read their poetry; Dr. Oliver Sacks continues to read his prose. Nobel Laureate Roald Hoffmann presents a monthly Science Series; members of Monty Python & the Royal Shakespeare Company intermittently perform.
-The Cornelia Street Café represents a long and excellent past with the jazz scene in New York City. One that extends from Sheila Jordan all the way to Paul Motian, and yet has plenty of room for up and coming artists who are redefining the modern vocabulary of what jazz improvisation is. It is this unique quality of providing a space which encourages the contemporary and new, while keeping any eye on the past, that truly sets the Café apart.
-Mathew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker went on their first date at The Café.
Awards & Distinctions:
Zagat Nightlife – Award of Distinction
All About Jazz New York – Jazz Venue of The Year 2004, 2008 & 2010
DownBeat Magazine’s 100 Great Jazz Clubs of The World
New York Post’s Must Bar
Poetry Calendar’s Best Poetry Series in New York
Time Out’s Top 100 Restaurants
The Village Voice’s Best of New York Food
Village Arts Award Inspired Cuisine
Where Magazine Best Neighborhood Ambiance
Waterford Crystal Award of Distinction Best Wine-By-The-Glass Program.
FEBRUARY 2011 Highlights:
For the full schedule of music, theatre and literary/spoken word events please contact Red Cat Publicity or visit http://www.corneliastreetcafe.com
Tuesday & Wednesday, February 1 & 2, 8:30 PM
JESS KORMAN:IN SONGS OF DESPERATION FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY
Jess Korman, piano; Mark Wade, bass; Tony Romano, guitar
Korman has delighted Café audiences for over a decade, with original songs laced with humor, wit, sophistication and inspired wackiness. Korman is the prototypical New Yorker whose jazz-inflected piano renditions are tinged with sly lyrical references to the Manhattan lifestyle, foibles, angst and romance. He gives rare performances and enjoys a cult following. His comedy-laced outings flourish in the vein of Tom Lehrer and Dave Frishberg. The repertoire takes on everything including fashion models, talking cats, celebrity chefs, digital romance, existential criminal behavior, kidney transplants and nannies. Definitely an off-center evening of fun for people with a rich vocabulary.
Thursday, February 3, 8:30 PM
RUSS LOSSING SPIDER’S WEB
Russ Lossing, piano, compositions; Ellery Eskelin, saxophone; Mark Helias, bass; Eric McPherson, drums
Friday, February 4, 9:00PM
Sara Serpa, voice; Andre Matos, guitar; Kris Davis, piano; Matt Brewer, bass; Tommy Crane, drums. The theme of jazz singer/composer Sara Serpa’s show at The Cornelia Street Cafe will be travel. “It’s all about loneliness, and quiet determination, and ultimately transcendence, something every true adventurer inevitably finds when confronted with challenges they’d never have met if they’d stayed in their comfort zone. Originally from Portugal, now making her home in New York, Serpa obviously knows a lot about that firsthand.” (in Lucid Culture Blog, by Alan Young)
Friday, February 4, 10:30 PM
Jean Rohe, voice, mandolin, percussion; Ilusha Tsinadze, guitar, voice; Liam Robinson, accordion, voice
Saturday & Sunday, February 5 & 6, 9:00 PM
ARI HOENIG QUARTET
Ari Hoenig, drums; Gilad Hekselman, guitar; Shai Maestro, piano; Orlando le Fleming, bass
Monday, February 7, 8:30 PM
Leif Arntzen, trumpet; Ryan Blotnick, guitar; Michael Bates, bass; Miles Arntzen, drums
With influences ranging from Fela Kuti, Davis, Armstrong, Dorham, and Coltrane, Cash, even Riley, Glass, Leif’s sound and music aspires to transcend. Leif made his deal at the cross roads as a child to play the horn, committed to creating his own sound and technique. His work in developing melody and rhythm, improvised arrangements, and group timbre is his nature, and his message is complete. Not many players play to his range, requiring solid jazz, folk, and classical fundamentals, all disciplines are welded to journey to and from the unknown. Ryan Blotnick and Michael Bates are just such capable players, and his son Miles Arntzen on drums completes the chemistry with rhythmic freedom and forward motion. At once classic and modern, the music is all encompassing, realizing, and free. There’s nothing known quite like it, but instantly well-known when it finds the ear. http://www.leifarntzen.com
Tuesday, February 8, 8:30 PM
BLUE TUESDAYS: MARIA NECKAM
Maria Neckam, vocals, Julie Hardy, host
Thursday & Friday, February 10 & 11, 8:30 PM
NASHEET WAITS’ EQUALITY BAND
Logan Richardson, alto sax; Craig Taborn, piano; John Hebert, bass; Nasheet Waits, drums. Nasheet Waits’ Equality is a band whose position and philosophy are revealed in the name. All members contribute material and have an equal responsibility for the execution of its content. The group’s first eponymous recording Equality was released in 2009 on the Fresh Sound label. The group included Jason Moran, Logan Richardson and Tarus Mateen. Equality has also been graced with the presence of Stanley Cowell, piano and John Hebert, bass. Whatever the personnel, a seamless nature exists. The goal simply is to offer creative music with energy and integrity. http://www.nasheetwaits.com
Saturday, February 12, 9:00 PM
ANAT FORT TRIO
Anat Fort, piano; Gary Wang, bass; Roland Schneider, drums
Sunday, February 13, 8:30 PM
MATT MITCHELL’S CENTRAL CHAIN
Matt Mitchell, piano, compositions; Tim Berne, alto sax; Oscar Noriega, bass clarinet; Mary Halvorson, guitar; John Hebert, bass; Tomas Fujiwara, drums
DEBUT NYC appearance.
VALENTINE’S DAY – Monday, February 14, 8:30 PM
JULIE HARDY PRESENTS: A SPECIAL VALENTINE’S DAY PERFORMANCE BY JAY CLAYTON
Jay Clayton, vocals; Peggy Stern, piano; Cameron Brown, bass
Tuesday, February 15, 8:30 PM
ARUN RAMAMURTHY, violin AKSHAY ANANTAPADMANABHAN, mridangam, ASHVIN BHOGENDRA, vocals
Carnatic Music is the classical music of South India. Like its counterpart in the North, Carnatic music is based on raga & tala. An emphasis on rhythm in Carnatic compositions and improvisations lead to lively interaction between the musicians, an exciting and spontaneous element of the Carnatic tradition.
Tonight will be the first of a Carnatic Series at Cornelia Street Cafe. Arun Ramamurthy will be inviting artists monthly to share their musical interpretations with the Cornelia Street audience. Tuesday, February 15 Arun will be joined by Akshay Anantapadmanabhan on mridangam and Sriram Ramesh on kanjira. The second set will feature a widely respected and talented vocalist, Ashvin Bhogendra
Wednesday, February 16, 8:30 PM
THE MATT PAVOLKA BAND
Matt Pavolka, bass; Ben Monder, guitar; Pete Rende, piano, electric piano; Ted Poor, drums; Special Guest, Akiko Pavolka, vocals
Thursday, February 17, 8:30 PM
THE CURTIS MACDONALD GROUP
Curtis Macdonald, alto sax; Jeremy Viner, tenor sax; Chris Tordini, bass; Bobby Avey, piano; Jordan Perlson, drums
The Curtis Macdonald Group is an ensemble composed of world-class improvising musicians, and one of this group’s greatest strengths is its freedom with original music. Curtis brings new material into the group’s repertoire often and presents the ensemble with ideas for experimentation on top of musical forms. No two pieces are alike, each having a unique character of its own to draw from as inspiration. A cohesive overall sound unites the contrasting repertoire, lighting up a dramatic energy and paving the way for improvisational interactivity on stage and shared with the audience. “Curtis is a saxophonist of note, one who is worthy of great recognition.” -Greg Osby. “He constantly continues to impress me.” – Kenny Werner
Thursday, February 17, 10:00 PM
Kenny Warren, trumpet; Dan Peck, tuba; Owen Stewart-Robertson, guitar; Devin Gray, drums
Friday, February 18, 9:00 PM, cover $15, $10 drink minimum
DAN TEPFER/PAUL MOTIAN DUO
Pianist Dan Tepfer invites legendary drummer Paul Motian to join him for an evening of duos. First coming to prominence in the late ’50s with the pioneering trio of pianist Bill Evans, Motian has since worked in an array of contexts, and has led a number of groups. He is one of the most influential modern drummers, having played an important role in freeing the drummer from strict time-keeping duties. 29-year-old Dan Tepfer has been called “an exceptional young player who has made an indelible impact on the scene” by Time Out; he has achieved recognition for his voracious appetite, encompassing everything from notated music to free improvisation in contexts ranging from solo to full orchestra. Tepfer and Motian played together as part of the Lee Konitz quartet in 2009; this will be their second meeting. “Brilliant… Dan Tepfer is a sharp young talent, rugged and emphatic . . . A young pianist of exceptional poise who is drawn to the deeper currents of melody.”- New York Times
Sunday, February 20, 8:30 PM
BEN KONO – CD RELEASE CELEBRATION
Ben Kono, tenor sax, oboe, english horn, clarinets, flutes, compositions; Pete McCann, guitar; Henry Hey, piano; John Hollenbeck, drums, percussion; John Hebert, bass; Heather Laws, voice, French horn. Since moving to NYC in 1999, Kono has been carving his own niche with his distinctive voice on multiple woodwinds. Equally skilled on saxophone, oboe, English horn, flutes, and clarinets, he appears regularly with ensembles led by John Hollenbeck, Darcy James Argue, Ed Palermo, and he has recorded and performed with legends like Bob Berg, Michael Brecker, David Liebman, and Patti Austin. Tonight he celebrates the release of his debut recording “Crossing” on Nineteen Eight Records, featuring original compositions for multiple woodwinds and a band of colleagues sharing decades of musical fellowship. “Crossing” is a journey expressing Kono’s love for family, heritage, and the beauty of his native New England countryside.
Saturday, February 19, 9:00 PM
ELLERY ESKELIN TRIO
Ellery Eskelin, tenor saxophone; Gary Versace, organ; Nasheet Waits, drums
Tuesday, February 22, 8:30 PM
LOREN STILLMAN AND BAD TOUCH
Loren Stillman, alto saxophone, compositions; Nate Radley, guitar; Gary Versace, organ; Tom Rainey, drums
Thursday, February 24, 8:30 PM
Tony Malaby, tenor saxophone; Ralph Alessi, trumpet; Michael Attias, alto saxophone; Ben Gerstein, trombone; Joachim Badenhorst, clarinet; Andrew Hadro, baritone sax; Dan Peck, tuba; Kris Davis, piano; John Hollenbeck, drums
Friday, February 25, 9:00 PM
TONY MALABY TUBA QUARTET
Tony Malaby, tenor saxophone; Ben Gerstein, trombone; Dan Peck, tuba; Ches Smith, drums
Friday, February 25, 10:30 PM
CHES SMITH’S THESE ARCHES
Ches Smith, drums; Mary Halvorson, guitar; Andrea Parkins, accordion; Tony Malaby, tenor sax. “A smartly unruly drummer active in devious art-rock and outsider jazz, Ches Smith works often enough in other people’s bands to seem the quintessential journeyman. His stealth proficiency as a bandleader lurches to the foreground on “Finally Out of My Hands” (Skirl). It’s the debut of These Arches, his texture-rich quartet with Malaby, Halvorson and Parkins. “The group presents a volatile compound of attributes: deft and boomy, ragged and precise. And the album has proportionate doses of knockabout groove, scratchy free improvisation and chamber-esque restraint. This music is impetuous but a long way from careless.” -Nate Chinen, New York Times
Saturday, February 26, 9:00 PM
THE JEFF WILLIAMS QUARTET
John O’Gallagher, alto saxophone; Duane Eubanks, trumpet; John Hébert, bass; Jeff Williams, drums
Sunday, February 27, 8:30 PM
MATT BLOSTEIN/VINNIE SPERRAZZA BAND: CD RELEASE
Matt Blostein, alto saxophone, compositions; Jacob Garchik, trombone; Geoff Kraly, electric bass; Vinnie Sperrazza, drums, composition. An blend of structure and freedom, swing and abstraction, intellectual headiness and gut-punch feel, the Matt Blostein/Vinnie Sperrazza Band creates an engaging instrumental sound. Each with their own fresh approach to making music, Matt and Vinnie come together to form a sound which is highly complex but instantly accessible. “The Matt Blostein/Vinnie Sperrazza Band sits on the outer branches of the jazz tree…a balanced and impressive combination of color and substance, defined by complex, cutting-edge compositions and arrangements played at perfect pitch.” -Terrell Holmes, All About Jazz- NY
Monday, February 28, 8:30 PM
21ST CENTURY SCHIZOID MUSIC PRESENTS: FACE THE MUSIC QUARTET
In the first of two shows tonight, Face the Music Quartet performs Dan Visconti’s Love Bleeds Radiant, Tristan Perich’s Interface, and Christine Southworth’s Volcano .
At 9:30 p.m., Face The Music switches to an all acoustic format, and continues with Missy Mazzoli’s Death Valley Junction , Gabriela Lena Frank’s Leyendas (excerpt) , and Marcelo Zarvos’ Nepomuk’s Dances (excerpt). Directed by Jennifer Undercofler
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