Join Paul Teie and Mat Lane in their first cabaret at Germano’s as they explore some of the major themes that have run thru popular song through the decades. Love songs from Cole Porter to Billy Joel, torch songs from Hoagy Carmichael to Elvis Costello, songs of change by Bacharach, Legrand and Loesser, and songs of hope from composers as diverse as Cy Coleman and Ennio Morricone. Hear the myriad ways such diverse composers and lyricists have expressed these timeless tropesover the years.
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The dynamic father-son team Ken & Brad Kolodner weave together a captivating soundscape on hammered dulcimer, banjo, gourd banjo, hammered mbira, fiddles and vocals pushing the boundaries of the American Old-Time tradition into uncharted territory. The repertoire is largely drawn from what is known today by practitioners of “old-time” which is a style of North American music that preceded Bluegrass, dating back several centuries with strong African and Celtic roots. In addition to originals written in the style, expect some surprises!
We’re not talking tennis. We’re talking Love! Yes, 3 short sets of music;
2 vocal and 1 piano. Evan Alexander and John C. Wilson will each perform a set of love songs — from Broadway and the Great American Songbook. Felicia Clarke and Robert Hitz will perform a set of original piano music, plus a real treat – dueling piano frivolity. We’re very excited to be back with a new program. Join us for brunch and some beautiful music you will love.
Professional pianist and popular Germano’s performer Adam Swanson returns to the cabaret February 10th for a special show which will showcase music from his new recording project with Andrew Greene’s Peacherine Ragtime Society Orchestra. The album entitled “Jazzin’ the Blues Away” will feature original period orchestrations from the collection of legendary ragtime pianist Johnny Maddox. Expect to hear old favorites by John Philip Sousa, Scott Joplin, George Gershwin, and many more, as well as rarely heard gems from from this collection.
Love is all we have, the only way that each can help the other. -Euripides
Celebrate the special evening in the Cabaret Room, with a three course $35 fixed price menu and love songs of the past & present to sooth your palate. Native Californian, Renée Collins Georges is a professional and international touring vocalist; a 2017 Mid-Atlantic Jazz Vocal Competition Finalist; a voice over and teaching artist. Join Renée and her trio: Justin Taylor, piano; Herman Burney, bass and Philip Thomas, drums for a night of timeless love songs.
For twenty years Cold Spring Jazz Quartet has been treating Baltimore-Washington audiences to their signature blend of current, classic and cool jazz. This evening’s music accents the classics, as CSJQ presents an array of beautiful songs associated with the films noir of the 1940s and ‘50s. This show explores the many shades of noir jazz, from bliss to blues, from rhapsodies to red wagons. CSJQ will introduce several new numbers in this show, so even if you’ve seen earlier versions, there’ll be plenty to enjoy!