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Cornelia Street Cafe Presents The Claudia Quintet, 9/10

This weekend at Cornelia Street Café will feature The Claudia Quintet and Sleepthief.  See below for details.

Fri & Sat Sep 10 & 11 9:00PM & 10:30PM


(Chris Speed, clarinet, tenor saxophone; Matt Moran, vibraphone; Ted Reichman, accordian; Drew Gress, acoustic bass; John Hollenbeck, drums; Special Guest - Matt Mitchell, piano)

This New York band led by drummer and composer John Hollenbeck - a leader of a new generation of musicians who have brought together many disparate threads of contemporary music to create a new sound - recasts jazz in shimmering new shapes inflected by classical minimalism, new music, progressive rock and post-rock.

For this ensemble, drummer Hollenbeck has assembled a group of the foremost innovators in this new sound to create a powerhouse band. The quintet's one-of-a-kind "jazz and beyond" sound, with massive emotional depth, comes organically from the uncanny interplay of its virtuosos: Drew Gress (John Surman, Uri Caine, Ravi Coltrane), Matt Moran (Slavic Soul Party, Mat Maneri, Theo Bleckmann), Ted Reichman (Anthony Braxton, Marc Ribot, Paul Simon), and Chris Speed (Human Feel, Bloodcount, AlasNoAxis), accompanied by guest pianist Gary Versace, best known for his work with John Scofield, John Abercrombie and Maria Schneider.  

Cover is $15. Visit http://www.JOHNHOLLENBECK.COM for more information.

Sun Sep 12 9:00PM & 10:30PM 


(Ingrid Laubrock, saxophone; Liam Noble, piano; Tom Rainey, drums)

Saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock's acclaimed trio Sleepthief will play a rare performance in New York. Her collaborators of many years, inventive UK pianist Liam Noble(Moondog,Kenny Wheeler) and one of New York's finest drummers, Tom Rainey (Tim Berne, Kenny Werner, Mark Helias etc) join her for an exciting brand of new improvised music. Expect a wide spectrum of sound, rhythm, space and colour.

Cover is $10. Visit for more information.

Cornelia Street Cafe is located at 29 Cornelia Street, NYC, New York.  For more information, visit

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