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Meet Jacob Cartwright

Read "Meet Jacob Cartwright" reviewed by Tessa Souter and Andrea Wolper

Our August Super Fan is a visual artist with a special affinity for improvisational music, which has spilled over into his jazz-themed painting series. In jazz, as in art, Jacob Cartwright values the past while embracing the forward momentum of the new. Plus he's really “down with the jazz cats"--read on to see what we mean! ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Gilad Hekselman at the Cornelia Street Café

Read "Gilad Hekselman at the Cornelia Street Café" reviewed by Tyran Grillo

Gilad Hekselman with Ben Williams and Billy Hart
Cornelia Street Café
Hekselfest
Greenwich Village, NYC
August 10, 2017

As part of a week-long residency at Greenwich Village's Cornelia Street Café, guitarist Gilad Hekselman convened something of a dream band for his Thursday night performance when he shared the stage with ...

NEWS: EVENT

Cuban Drummer Francisco Mela Returns To New York's Cornelia Street Café To Lead The Crash + One

Cuban Drummer Francisco Mela Returns To New York's Cornelia Street Café To Lead The Crash + One

Cuban drummer Francisco Mela (Joe Lovano, McCoy Tyner, Chucho Valdés) will return to Greenwich Village's Cornelia Street Café to lead his ensemble, The Crash Trio + One, for a one-night performance on May 20, 2017. Joining him that evening will be Tony Malaby (tenor sax), Leo Genovese (piano), and Gerald Cannon (bass). 2017 has been a busy year for Mela ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Drummer Francisco Mela To Lead The Crash Trio + One At Upcoming Performance At Cornelia Street Café On February 24

Drummer Francisco Mela To Lead The Crash Trio + One At Upcoming Performance At Cornelia Street Café On February 24

On February 24, 2017, Cuban drummer Francisco Mela (Joe Lovano, McCoy Tyner, Chucho Valdés) will lead his ensemble, The Crash Trio + One, for a one-night performance at the Cornelia Street Café in New York City. The show will feature Tony Malaby (tenor saxophone), Leo Genovese (piano), Santi Debriano (bass), alongside Mela on drums. Mela’s upcoming performance follows ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Klazz-Ma-Tazz and J-MUSIC Ensemble Live At DROM on April 24th

Klazz-Ma-Tazz and J-MUSIC Ensemble Live At DROM on April 24th

On Sunday, April 24th, 2016, two eclectic ensembles influenced by music from around the world will perform together at DROM (NYC), taking their audience on a musical journey from the far east to the middle east. The J-MUSIC Ensemble will open the night's program (at 8:00 pm) with their acclaimed jazz arrangements of J-Pop, including generational ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Jon Irabagon: Examining All The Angles

Read "Jon Irabagon: Examining All The Angles" reviewed by R.J. DeLuke

Saxophonist Jon Irabagon likes challenges in music; likes attempting different things. He's not opposed to things traditional, but would prefer to come at music and sounds from different angles. He enjoys the journey; enjoys experiencing the results.

At 35, he's on the go all the time, ubiquitous on the jny: New York City music ...

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Mark Taylor Launches New Quintet

Mark Taylor Launches New Quintet

Over the last 20+ years, Mark Taylor's work performing and recording with modern musical giants Max Roach, Henry Threadgill and Muhal Richard Abrams, among many others, established his reputation as a go-to French Hornist in the jazz and improvised music communities. SECRET IDENTITY, Mark's newest ensemble, now puts the focus squarely on Mark Taylor the composer. Putting aside the French Horn ...

ARTICLE: PROFILES

Matthew Shipp: Shipp Shape

Read "Matthew Shipp: Shipp Shape" reviewed by Chris Rich

Pianist Matthew Shipp is very keenly attuned to the details and nuances of what has to be the most forlorn and anemic environment imaginable for anything a sensible person would call business. Think of it as the sort of business ecosystem that resembles the least habitable places on earth, say a fumarole at the bottom of ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

This Week at The Cornelia Street Cafe: February 27-March 5

This Week at The Cornelia Street Cafe: February 27-March 5

The Cornelia Street Cafe is Proud to Announce "Spotlight On New Talent" A NEW monthly series, dedicated to showcasing some of the most brilliant up-and-coming jazz musicians March 22—Trumpeter John Raymond Kicks off the series with a CD release celebration for Strength & Song (produced by Jon Faddis), featuring Jon Raymond (trumpet), Gilad Hekselman (guitar), Javier Santiago (piano), Linda Oh (bass) & ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

This Week at The Cornelia Street Cafe: January 30 - February 6

The Cornelia Street Cafe is 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 This Week at The Cafe, January 30-February 6: Monday, January 30, 8:30 PM
CLASSICAL AT THE CORNELIA: ...