Cornelia Street Cafe in December

Source: New York’s Cornelia Street Cafe.

Wednesday, Dec 06 – 8:00 & 9:30pm
Tomas Fujiwara, drums; Ben​ ​Goldberg, clarinet; Mary​ ​Halvorson, guitar
The​ ​working​ ​method​ ​of​ ​The​ ​Out​ ​Louds​ ​is​ ​sonic​ ​research,​ ​conducted​ ​on​ ​a​ ​decibel-by-decibel level.​ ​Once​ ​ deconstructed,​ ​the​ ​music​ ​can​ ​be​ ​transmitted​ ​to​ ​the​ ​listener​ ​in​ ​its​ ​pure​ ​form​ ​and beauty.​ ​For​ ​example,​ ​a​ ​person​ ​contemplating​ ​the​ ​Fragility​ ​of​ ​Existence​ ​soon​ ​passes​ ​from​ ​this world,​ ​while​ ​the​ ​fragile​ ​existence​ ​of​ ​the​ ​ universe​ ​continues​ ​forever.​ ​It​ ​is​ ​for​ ​this​ ​reason​ ​that​ ​the song​ ​titles​ ​on​ ​their​ ​first​ ​record​ ​are​ ​derived​ ​from​ ​the​ ​ names​ ​of​ ​flowers​ ​that​ ​one​ ​can​ ​encounter​ ​at the​ ​Brooklyn​ ​Botanical​ ​Gardens.

Friday, Dec 15 – 8:30 & 10:00pm
Sara Serpa, voice; Sofía Rei, voice; Aubrey Johnson, voice; André Matos, guitar; Erik Friedlander, cello; Tyshawn Sorey, drums
Born in Lisboa, Portugal and based in New York since 2008, Sara Serpa is a singer, composer, bandleader and improviser who has been voted by the Downbeat Critics Poll 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 as “Female Vocalist Rising Star”. While Serpa is mostly known for her wordless singing with such jazz luminaries as Greg Osby, Grammy-Award nominee Danilo Perez, or as an interpreter of the Great American Songbook with Guggenheim Fellow and legendary pianist Ran Blake, she has also been collaborating with innovators like John Zorn, Guillermo Klein, Aya Nishina, Kris Davis to name a few.

Tuesday, Dec 19 – 8:00PM
Jure Pukl, tenor sax; Darius Jones, alto sax; Kris Davis, piano; Carlo DeRosa, bass; Eric McPherson, drums
Meat is a collaboration of two forward reaching horn players enlisting some of the heaviest hitters in the NY Jazz scene.

Tuesday, Dec 19 – 9:30PM
Elias Stemeseder, piano; Henry Fraser, bass; Jason Nazary, drums; Mat Maneri, viola Dogtown + Mat Maneri image
Dogtown is an exciting new collaboration between pianist Elias Stemeseder, bassist Henry Fraser and drummer Jason Nazary. This evening they are joined by violist Mat Maneri for an evening of new original music and improvisations.

Saturday, Dec 23 – 6:00PM
Eli Asher, trumpet; Barbara Haimowitz, piano; Giacomo Merega, bass
Presenting a Mix of the Masters, such as Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie, John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk, and others. Also, we will do some avant-garde improvisation. Inviting everyone to come to the Cornelia Street Cafe to enjoy the fun with us. Thank you to Robin and Josh for the opportunity to play Underground!

Tuesday, Dec 26 – 8:00 & 9:30pm
Eri Yamamoto, piano; David Ambrosio, bass; Ikuo Takeuchi, drums
Since moving from Kyoto, Japan to the United States in 1995, Eri Yamamoto has established herself as one of jazz’s most original and compelling pianists and composers. Jazz legend Herbie Hancock has said, “My hat’s off to her… already she’s found her own voice.” During the past twenty years, Eri has been sharing her uniquely lyrical and evocative music with listeners in New York City, throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Japan, Jamaica, and Australia; with appearances in concerts, clubs, and major festivals.

Saturday, Dec 30 – 8:30 & 10:00pm
Kris Davis, piano; Drew Gress, bass; Tom Rainey, drums
Tom Rainey – Obbligato, is a band dedicated to the redistribution of melody and improvisation on the standard song form. The entire group, comprised of Kris Davis and Drew Gress, contribute their musical prowess in a group improvisation that expresses standard songs in a fresh way.