For almost two decades, The Eric Byrd Trio (EBT), pianist/vocalist Eric Byrd, bassist Bhagwan Khalsa, and drummer Alphonso Young, Jr., have traveled the world as enthusiastic ambassadors of jazz. Rooted in swing and be-bop, The Trio also embraces gospel and the blues as core elements of their expansive performance style. Their body of work spans seven unique studio and live recordings on which they shine as a Trio and as collaborators with an expanded 8-piece ensemble they call The Eric Byrd Trio: Brother Ray Band, in tribute to The Genius of Soul icon Ray Charles.
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Charles Covington, Jr. is recognized as a virtuoso jazz pianist and jazz organist. A specialist in the styles of early piano greats James “Eubie” Blake, Art Tatum, and Errol Garner, Mr. Covington enjoys a high reputation among performers.
Baltimore local pianist William Zellhofer has accompanied performers at Germano's in the past, but this time he will be playing a solo show. William can be found playing piano (or, if you're really unlucky, accordion!) at various theatres, churches, schools, and other events all over Maryland on any given day. In this performance, William will be playing music from the Classical, Jazz, Contemporary and Musical Theatre repertoires by composers such as Chopin, Haydn, Debussy, Saint-Saëns, Loesser, Kander & Ebb, Gershwin, Joplin, and more!
Otherworld blends jazz, classical, and Middle Eastern influences, played on a mix of acoustic and electric instruments. The band performs original compositions with an emphasis on improvisation.
“Otherworld”, the group’s debut recording, won a Global Music Award, placing among the top 10 in the “Album” category from among hundreds of entries worldwide.
The album has been featured on NPR affiliate WYPR-FM, Baltimore; Jazz Standard Internet Radio, London; the BIRN (Berklee Internet Radio Network), Boston; and WPFW-FM, Washington D.C.’s premiere jazz station, among others.
Playing Jazz Favorites, Swing, Showtunes, and songs from the “American Songbook”, Time for a Change is a hit wherever they perform. Comprised of four of the finest jazz musicians in the Baltimore-Washington area, they bring you back to the days of Swing, Big Band and Bebop. From Sinatra to Charlie Parker, they are comfortable in all popular music from today and yesterday. Leading the sound is Jim Voshell on the Tenor Saxophone. Backing up his formidable technique is Larry Haavik on the piano and synthesizer, Mike Morris on drums and Bill Pachucki on the Upright Bass.
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.
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.
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.