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Smooth Latin jazz vocalist and song-writer Debora Galan presents a blend of beloved Latin jazz selections with R&B and adult contemporary pop selections as well as her own luscious compositions inspired by her Spanish/Cuban ancestry, such as “Arms of Love” from her album All About Love. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s3flbBE3-jQ). She will also perform new material written in collaboration with Virginia bassist Christian de Mesones.
Crickets is a fun, play-based music and movement class for boys and girls ages 4 to 6. Trained teachers engage the body and the mind in joyful music-making through musical games and movement. Offered by Children’s Chorus of Maryland and School of Music (CCM), Crickets gently encourages young children to explore the voice as their first true instrument. Classes start Saturday, September 21st, 2019 starting at 9AM or 10AM in Towson. Classes are 50 minutes long, meet once a week, and last for 10 weeks. The tuition for the fall session costs $200.
Carl Grubbs will take you on a trip down memory lane performing Music of the Visitors (Carl & Earl Grubbs) and selections from his latest project The Inner Harbor Suite Revisited: A Tribute to Baltimore. He has developed a passion for the alto sax, and from the influences of his brother Earl Grubbs, Charlie Parker and John Coltrane he has crafted his own distinct sound. Carl Grubbs has collaborated with eminent artists such as Julius Hemphill, Odean Pope, Reggie Workman, Rene McLean and John Blake.
From dance inducing Old Time rhythms and foot stomping Irish melodies to hard-driving Bluegrass, Baltimore-based acoustic roots quartet Charm CityJunction creates a fresh soundscape that keeps listeners on the edge of their seats wondering where they'll go next. Featuring fiddle, clawhammer banjo, button accordion and upright bass, this quartet isn’t afraid to take roots music to new places — but always with an eye on tradition.
Matana Roberts is “the spokeswoman for a new, politically conscious and refractory music scene” (Jazzthetik). Her work has been recognized for its “originality and … historic and social power” (music critic Peter Margasak).
Internationally known, Baltimore based DJ, Producer and Recording Artist Blaqstarr presents a brand new artsy dance party illuminating eclectic sounds and visuals by Baltimore's best, cutting-edge artists in the beautiful garden at the Peale Center. Co-produced by Invisible Majority. Find the producers on social media @blaqstarr and @imajoritybmore.
In their debut performance, Matthew Gray and Hailey Bricker will explore the premise of young love and it’s many misadventures through works that span countless centuries - from Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro to Justin Paul and Benj Pasek’s Dear Evan Hansen. The duo invites you to partake in this experience at Germano’s, and they look forward to performing for you!
Come join our new weekly jam session, every Sunday at 7pm, in the downstairs bar at Germano's! Mike 'n' Ike will provide the house rhythm section, while Germano's provides a fabulous bar featuring everything from fresh carrot juice to old whiskey, plus fantastic food, all in a comfortable bar in the heart of Little Italy. Come join host Ian Rashkin (bass) and the rest of the rhythm section to play your favorite jazz standards, and not-so-standards; all instruments and vocalists welcome.
Imagine a child of the 80s/90s underground scene falling in with a 70s prog, classically-trained cellist. What do ya get? An unexpected, genre-bending sound. The New Orleans-based acoustic duo, The Two’s, are hitting the road this summer with their new release, Push On.
Do you know a child who loves to sing? Children’s Chorus of Maryland (CCM) will hold auditions on August 27th, 28th, & 29th and September 5th in Towson for children as young as 5 ½ who are interested in participating in an exciting choral performance program. CCM features highly qualified teachers, small classes and in-depth vocal enrichment to provide children with a complete musical education and choral experience. Previous singing experience is not necessary! Register online at www.ccmsings.org.
Open Mic Night with Mary Reilly
Join us every third Wednesday at the Cabaret at Germano's for Baltimore's Best Open Mic Night. Dinner is served beginning at 6:00. Sign-up is at 7:00 and the performance begins at 7:30. Please purchase tickets in advance online or by phone to allow us to serve you comfortably. $10 cover for all in attendance.
Master cabaret artist, Mary Reilly, hosts. Each month a different featured artist and theme. Michael Sheppard works his magic on the baby grand.
Charlie Hunter and Lucy Woodward are known for excelling in different genres, yet the two veteran musicians have been running in similar circles before pairing up for touring in 2018.
With a career spanning 16 years and almost 20 albums, virtuoso guitarist Charlie Hunter has worked with the likes of Norah Jones, Mos Def, John Mayer, and D’Angelo. He is widely considered the authority on the seven and eight - string guitar, and continues to stun audiences with his ability to simultaneously bust out tasty bass parts, melodic leads and swinging rhythms.
In 2016 Ryan Meier and Marion Earley split from their respective bands to embark on a new project, Gentle Temper. Self-described as the ocean folk duo, over the course of their formation they explored newer, more intimate musical territory and have woven a new cloak from a stripped, lyrically-driven thread. They find strength in their use of rhythm, swinging from calm to calamity like the tides they often allude to. Their live sound builds on a sturdy foundation of lyrical storytelling, animated harmonies, & a steady undercurrent of musical dynamic swells.
Experience the museum’s collections in new ways as musicians provide intriguing soundscapes in the galleries for one night only. In celebration of the 5-year anniversary of Art/Sound/Now, the museum is proud to host artists from previous years once again as they reprise their ART/SOUND/NOW performances. Attendees are invited to move among the galleries, experiencing multiple performances throughout the museum. Featured artists include Wendel Patrick, Liz Meredith, Sydney Spann, Jimmy Joe Roche, and Jeron White with Polarity.
CAN I KICK IT? is a unique film experience, produced by SHAOLIN JAZZ, that caters to the lovers of Martial Arts flicks, the music they inspired and everything else in between. At each CAN I KICK IT? event SHAOLIN JAZZ screens a cult-classic martial arts film and the movie is given a unique scene-by-scene score featuring a blend of hip hop, soul, funk, and more mixed live by DJ 2-Tone Jones on turntables. The result - your movie experience is redefined by 2-Tone creating a live mixtape (sound track)!
Whether performing the masterworks of Scott Joplin or the score to Star Wars, Martin Spitznagel is truly at home on the piano bench.
A sought-after performer and decorated composer, he found success early, winning a Yamaha Disklavier at the age of 14 in Calliope Media’s nationwide Crazy for Ragtime competition. His entry, chosen from the hundreds of submissions by a panel of judges that included world-renowned violinist Itzhak Perlman, coincided with the centennial of the birth of ragtime music in 1897.
Enjoy a silent film classic in the sanctuary at Brown Memorial Park Avenue Presbyterian Church – the 1927 film "The Kid Brother" starring Harold Lloyd. An original organ score by Minister of Music, Michael Britt, will accompany the film. Come hear the Skinner pipe organ become a "Mighty Wurlitzer!"
Admission is by suggested donation at the door - $15 individual, $10 student/senior, $25 families. Proceeds benefit Brown Memorial's Capital Campaign.
Jimmy Stewart, grew up on the waters of Tampa Bay, FL and continued his exploration of the waters of the world through 21 years in the US Navy. As a submariner he learned about the precision of the machine and the chaos of the ocean and how the two interacted – and you can hear that in the music that he plays. Jimmy understands that a composition isn’t simply fingers on strings – but the sum of experience, wood, time, electronics – even the air between the performer and the audience - this space has become his playground.