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Adam Swanson


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Adrienne West


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Aiofe Clancy and Robin Bullock


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“Whether she’s delivering an ancient Irish ballad, an American folk classic, or an urgent contemporary song, Aoife sings with the same gorgeous naturalism as if she were experiencing the emotions in the songs for the first time.”

—Scott Alarik, Boston Globe

"Robin Bullock is a musician whose technical skill and stylistic expertise are second to none...a time-served folkie of the highest calibre." - Classical Guitar(U.K.) 


Alex Davis


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Alex first began performing as a solo piano-vocalist performing Billy Joel's "She's Got A Wayat Severna Park High School's Rock n' Roll Revival in 2006 Now, over ten years later, he returns to Maryland on his solo tour bringing a decade of songs and experience with him.


American Roots: Jordan Tice & Horse County


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Angelo Divino


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Angelo Divino is an impeccable performer with a warm, soothing voice and a lot of flair. He was particularly outstanding when dealing with Sinatra's love for Ava Gardner- singing "One for My Baby,"  followed by a tender, evocative, "I'm a Fool to Want You."

 

Elliot Zweibach, Cabaret Scenes Magazine.


Anita Gillette


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“Anita Gillette proved tonight what makes an entertainer!  The joy she exuded onstage was returned ten times over from EVERY audience member who shared in a remarkable career that deserves to be seen by EVERYONE!"  -Richard Skipper

“As close to perfect as a cabaret show can be…”  Joel Benjamin, Cabaret Scenes

“Pure Joy”  - Jacques Kelly, Baltimore Sun

“Wickedly funny…completely captivating!” – Alix Cohen WomanAroundTown

“Seamless, exuberant, humorous and touching.”  Robert Windeler, BISTRO AWARDS

“How did I Love It?  Let me count the ways.  Enchanting, Humorous, Touching, Inspirational!”  - Steve Ross


Annapolis Jazztet


Photo Contemporary, classic jazz delivered by one of the finest small professional jazz groups in the region with a sensational repertoire that appeals to all ages.


Audie Blaylock & Redline


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 “I chose the name HARD COUNTRY because I think it really defines the music on this disc. It still has that hard-driving bluegrass edge – then changes into slower paced ballad type songs as well, which really show cases the versatility of this band. It also shows just how closely bluegrass and country music are related,” explained Audie.


Baltimore Singer Songwriters


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Becky Mossing


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Bex Marshall


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Billy Morton-Ortega


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Bowles and Hassan


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Brandon Woody


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"The next diz" - The Examiner


Bucky Pizzarelli, Ed Laub and Martin Pizzarelli


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Charisma Wooten


Photo Ms. Wooten returns to Germano’s Trattoria for her fourth year with An Evening of Eclectic Songs. Whether the music is classical, jazz, American show tunes, spirituals, gospel or folk music, this vocalist entertains you with drama and comedy.

"Wooten’s other strength is her confident command of her audience.  She led two of the more effective audience participation numbers I’ve seen of late.    And she performed one of the best bows and runoffs I’ve ever seen in a cabaret – as she rode the crest of her audience’s enthusiasm."

Michael Miyazaki
Cabaret Scenes


Charisma Wooten as Jackie Moms Mabley


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Charm City Junction


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Charm City Stomp


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Charmaine Michelle


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Christine Thomas


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Cold Spring Jazz Quartet


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Coniece Washington


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Coup de Bop


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Danny Barnes


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The music is smart and soulful, and the lyrics are profound. It is heaven and earth. It is Americana, from the back porch to the pulpit, shattered dreams on angels wings. I can’t stop listening.

Dave Matthews


dauda


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David DeBoy and the Hons


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Donald Hicken


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Dylan Perillo's Useless Cans from Albany, New York


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Ebb&Nova


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Elizabeth Hart and Siobhan Kolker


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ellen cherry


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Eric Comstock and Barbara Fasano


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“EXHILARATING ... CABARET CAVIAR”
   -- Stephen Holden, The New York Times

 


Flavio Sala


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"I love to see a 30 year-old guitarist knock my socks off!" - Steve Howe


Folkfaces


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"Yeah, "folk" is in the name, but Buffalo's Folkfaces draws from every original American genre and adds a healthy dose of acoustic punk to seal in the cracks. There's blues and jazz; bluegrass, jug-band, and ragtime; and kazoos and washboards. Folkfaces is just a team of young musicians interpreting old styles with original cuts." -Jake Clapp (Rochester City Newspaper)

 


Frederick Hodges


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Best of the Best. I don't usually name a single performer as "the best" in these lists because it's far too subjective and might result in hurt feelings. That being said, how about that Frederick Hodges? His amazing keyboard dexterity is well-known, but his mere presence at an event serves to elevate it to new levels of wit, style, class and professionalism. Frederick was all over the West Coast Ragtime Festival, performing solo, in duets with ADam Swanson and Alex Hassan, with the Crown Syncopators, singing, accompanying other singers, emceeing the Youth Concert, presenting the master class, and accompanying silent movies — all of this pus the ironically arch syntax, the straight über-blonde hair, and dapper wardrobe. Extraordinary.

--Lewis Motisher


Gage Brothers


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Gary Rubin


Photo Join Gary Rubin, a local favorite, accompanied by Brent Hardesty at the piano, as they weave their magic, singing the classic songs of Sinatra, Bennett, Darin and Buble. A delightful evening of nostalgic and contemporary classics that will compel you to hum and sing along with them and will make everyday a special occasion. You will walk out smiling!


Gay Men's Chorus of Washington


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"Superb." Gary McMillan, D.C. Metro Theater Arts


Gift Certificate


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Glenn Angus Jazz Quartet


Photo Glenn Angus has taken many famous melodies from the Classical Music repertoire [the music of Beethoven, Grofé, Rossini, Grieg, Fauré, Tchaikowsky, and others], and has created jazz charts for them. It is amazing how the music of the masters can change form, shape, and mood in a new jazz style. The quartet's first set will be all classics to jazz. The second set will be more familiar jazz standards. Members of the Glenn Angus Jazz Quartet: Glenn Angus, Violin George Spicka, Piano Phil Ravita, Bass John Kessell, Drums


Holland & Coots


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"Holland and Coots take you on a musical journey that radiates joyful ebullience one moment and wistful lyricism the next."
- Bryan Wright, owner Rivermont Records

"[They] should come with seat belts and a warning about excessive amounts of white-knuckle, adrenaline-charged, exuberant effervescence!"
- Tony Caramia, Director of Pedagogy Studies, Eastman School of Music, regarding Holland, Coots, and Spitznagel's recording "Three's Company"

"[This] is ... piano music at its best, presented in great variety, performed by superb musicians..."
- Max Morath, regarding Holland, Coots, and Wright's recording "Live from Buenos Aires

 


Hot Club of Baltimore with Alexis Tantau


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Ian Fitzgerald


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Jackson Howard


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Jan Knutson


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Jennifer Blades


Photo We've all heard songs that trace the story and glory of romantic love. Love found. Love lost. Love the second time around. But what about love that is obsessive, secretive, and self-destructive? Not a show for the faint of heart, Here in the Dark sings the intoxicating siren song of bad decisions, unhealthy behavior, and fatal attraction. Cole Porter, Stephen Sondheim, Patsy Cline, Rihanna, Sara Bareilles, and others coalesce in a heady musical vortex where love just isn't the answer. Baltimore's own cabaret gem Jennifer Blades is joined by music director and pianist John Bowen as they journey into the dark.


Jennifer Blades


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John and Kristy Cocuzzi


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John Nauman


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"The entire evening was contained in Mr. Nauman's elegant world...a pianist of considerable sensitivity."

--The New York Times

Opera News described Christi Amonson's soprano as "Liquid silver" 


Joshua Breakstone


Photo Noted New York be-bop guitarist Joshua Breakstone has just added a stop in Baltimore to his world tour.(He tours twice each year in Japan, Europe and in the U.S.)

"Breakstone's playing emphasizes inventive, lyrical single-note melody lines. Though his fingers have been described as 'continual blur' onstage,he never lets frenetic technique detract from his interesting melodies which always have both intellegence and feeling behind them. Breakstone says 'Jazz should sing, be pretty to listen to, and feel good',and he is true to his philosophy. To anyone who has heard him, it is clear he is on his way to making his mark as one of the great jazz instrumentalists."
The Bass Clef, London, England 


Julie Kurzava and Diane Kinsley


Photo Through the endless optimism of the 20s and the deep depression of the 30’s, George and Ira Gershwin’s songs captivated America. George’s energetic, colorful tunes combined with Ira’s breezy wit, set the standard for popular music as the day. Not only were they icons themselves, but they were hugely influential among their peers on Broadway and in Hollywood.  Singer Julie Kurzava and pianist Diane Kinsley go back to that time, presenting standards and lesser known songs by George & Ira Gershwin, plus a few from their friends and contemporaries, including Jerome Kern, Harold Arlen, Jerome Kern & Cole Porter. Julie Kurzava brings her whimsical style, combined with Ira Gershwins breezy wit – a combination that is just “S’wonderful”.


Kings of Crownsville


Photo Annapolis-based act Kings of Crownsville are a roots Rock band with a New Orleans flavor. The brainchild of New Orleans-raised guitarist/singer/songwriter Steve Johnson, the Kings play a rollicking, entertaining set that stirs Americana, Blues, and Jazz into the mix. Their signature horn section transports listeners to the streets of the Big Easy, while they also add precise three- and four-part harmonies to their musical gumbo. Think Louis Armstrong meets Steely Dan. Finalists in the 2012 Baltimore Blues Society competition, the Kings perform regularly throughout the Baltimore/Washington D.C. area. The Kings of Crownsville features Johnson backed by Ed Justice on trumpet, flugelhorn and vocals; Jim Tavener on trombone, percussion, and vocals; Mike McCormick on keyboards and vocals; David Vermette on bass and vocals; and Rob Creath

"Homegrown Americana boogie blues and big band rockin' swing jazz is a chunky description of the Kings.  The 6-piece band lends guitar, bass, drums, piano, trumpet, trombone, and vocal harmony.  The result is a robust, polished sound that makes for easy toe-tapping and dancing."

 

Stephen Perraud. The Live Wire. June 2011


Larry Brown Quartet


Photo Pianist Larry Brown leads one of the most accomplished straight-ahead jazz groups in the Mid-Atlantic area, having performed at An Die Musik, Blues Alley, the Meyerhoff, the Kennedy Center, the Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival, East Coast Jazz Festival, Baltimore-Washington Jazz Fest, Alexandria Jazz Festival, Martha’s Vineyard Jazz Festival, Strathmore Mansion, and the Black Rock Center for the Arts. JazzReview.com describes The Larry Brown Quintet as "Straight-ahead jazz at its best, with a forthright approach to well chosen material, supported by first rate soloists and a rock-solid rhythm section." The group’s four CDs receive airplay all over the country, as well as in Brazil, Canada, Russia, and Japan. The band, which reprises the hard-bop style of the legendary Blue Note era, was recognized by the Washington Area Music Association (WAM

Washingtonian magazine says, “Larry Brown is a pianist whose rendering of ballads is particularly moving”. The Washington Post calls him “an artist deserving of greater exposure” and says Brown “evokes the master touch”. 


Laurette Hankins-O'Connell


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Hankins-O’Connell has an offhanded charm and forged a solid connection with the audience. She is an effective comedienne, and did a stellar job in wringing out laughs from “My Mother’s Wedding Day” (Brigadoon) and “You Can’t Get a Man with a Gun” (Annie Get Your Gun). Her patter was well-crafted, wittily providing interesting insights in the transition from stage to cinema of the works she was saluting. However, the most effective moment of the evening was when she explored the feeling of becoming an orphan late in life when losing aged parents, followed by “Where Is Love?” from Oliver!

Michael Miyazaki, Cabaret Scenes


Leah Inger


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Little Italy Madonnari


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Logan Grant


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Lucas Kadish


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Marcus Dagan


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Mark Nadler


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Mark Nadler gets my vote for Mr. Show Business...An immensely talented latter day Al Jolson.

Stephen Holden, The New York Times


Mary Claire Curran


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"A fabulous cabaret for the whole family ... Young and young at heart!

 

"Mary Claire Curran as Janice revealed a voluminous soprano, easily conquering the high tessitura..."

Lawrence Budman, South Florida Classical Review


Max Hatt / Edda Glass


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“Beautiful… #chills” 

— Ann Powers of NPR Music (@annkpowers on Twitter)


"This Jazz Americana duo portrays true elegance."



"Max Hatt/Edda Glass create exquisite, evocative music as they journey through the landscape of jazz and folk with Hatt's atmospheric guitar playing and the landscape of the West with Glass's literate lyrics." 

— John Platt of WFUV, New York City


“…like hand-printed photographs that speak and sway, the material is hypnotic…" 

— Lizz Wright

“Mesmerizing… cinematic folk-jazz” 

— ASCAP’s Playback Magazine at Sundance Film Festival


“Edda Glass's voice must be heard to be believed.” 

— Nels Cline (Wilco

 


Max VanDerBeek Jazz Group


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Michael Harris, Sami Arefin and Lucas Chohany


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Mile Twelve


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Missy Raines and the New Hip


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Monarch Academy Eighth Grade Graduation Fundraiser


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Opus Concert Theatre


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Otherworld


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Peppino D'Agostino


Photo A native of Italy, Peppino D'Agostino emerged on the musical scene in the late 1980's and helped redefine the boundaries of the acoustic guitar. His virtuosic technique, penchant for open tunings, and percussive effects are the basis of his unique compositional style which has been inspiring musicians and audiences alike for years. Add to that his natural warmth, playfulness, and broad musical tastes and you have the recipe for what he calls “minestrone music”.

Peppino’s command of the instrument is amazing, he can play in so many styles, employing many different techniques. He is one of the most versatile acoustic guitarists I’ve ever met.”
–Andy McKee


Philip Thomas Trio


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Randy Johnston


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Redwine Jazz Band


Photo The Redwine Jazz Band performs popular music from the early part of the twentieth century. Their goal is the promotion, perpetuation, and performance of traditional jazz. The band can consist of two to seven musicians. The core of the band includes Ben Redwine, world famous guitarist Tom Mitchell, and bassist John Previti. Bandleader Ben Redwine is an accomplished musician devoted to new classical music and old jazz. Ben is also the e-flat clarinet soloist with the US Naval Academy Band in Annapolis, Maryland, a Buffet Group USA performing artist, and a Canyes Xilema reed performing artist. The band's guitarist, Tom Mitchell, is a hard driving swing/jazz guitar player and singer with a whimsical improvisational style. Bassist John Previti has won a number of awards for his rare talent.


Renee Collins Georges


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Rhoda Harrison


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"Rhoda is a delight … intensely devoted to her craft.  The musicality expressed in her singing is most affecting, and hearing her in concert is a treat not to be missed.  Her personality is positive, encouraging, and inspiring.”   - Wallace Ford, Director of Music/Organist/Harpist


Richard Dowling


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"Richard Dowling is an especially impressive fine pianist." – New York Times

 

"Dowling is a musician with something to say, the skill to say it and magnetic power to make you want to listen. It wasn’t just music – it was theater, story-telling of the best sort." – San Antonio Express-News

 

"Dowling's efficient technique was unfailingly musical and even the most daunting technical passages were transformed into objects of beauty. He had something personal to say and impressed with impeccable control of colours and textures. He received a standing ovation and left the audience craving more." – Singapore Business Times


Rj Cowdery


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“There is no possible way to listen to Rj Cowdery’s music and not feel deeply. The tone of her voice, the clarity of her guitar and spot on emotive lyrics plumb the depths of human hope and struggle. These are not just songs, they are arrows shot directly to center of the heart”. -- Joe Crookston

 

“Every Rj Cowdery song is a quiet thrill - a shotgun seat on a ride of the heart. I am so impressed by her unfiltered emotion, set in haunting lines of melody and guitar craft. She's rare." -Billy Crockett


Roanoke


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“Jordan” is a song with enough honesty to make an impact; the vocals, arrangement, lyrics and melody come together in a way that will make fans want to listen again and again."-The Boot

 "No matter where you are, Roanoke will transport you to another place—be it a winding mountain road or a front porch swing. Their roots run deep with the heart of country music, the soul of the blues, and the grit of Americana music."  - Literally Darling


Robert Hitz


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Robert Pate


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Russ Margo


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"...an evening of music and fun fit for everyone!"


Sandy and Richard Riccardi


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Simone Baron


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Working with Simone has been a singular pleasure. Musicians like her, of whom there are few, are important to the future of music as an advanced art form. As stylistic boundaries are more and more blurred, those rare musicians with her unique ability to assimilate music from various cultural sources will help to set a high standard to be reached by those who come after them.”

-Michael Pope, bassist 


Sound EVR Collective


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Steve Glasser


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Stone Hill All-Stars


Photo Members of The Stone Hill All-Stars have been playing music together since the late 1980’s, providing back-up and studio work for Sleepy Labeef, Greg Kihn, The Honey Dewdrops, The Hello Strangers, Caleb Stine, Jeff Ross (The Hellecasters, The Desert Rose Band), Eddie Munoz (The Plimsouls), Arty Hill, Mark Brine, and many other Mid-Atlantic and national bands.

The Stone Hill All-Stars' "Away," their third full-length CD, this one recorded live in the studio in a single afternoon.

Tickets: $10 in advance/$12 at door/$8 full-time students with ID

This is what it's all about: great songs, inventive arrangements, and timeless kick-ass roots-rock by guys who can really play. I loved it. I'll bet Les Paul would have loved to sit in with the Stone Hill All-Stars. Tasty licks up the wazoo! Find out what these guys are smokin' and get some! --Greg Kihn KUFX-FM, San Jose, California


The Apple Scruffs


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The Apple Scruffs: The Beatles "Unplugged"


Photo With a dedication to accurately reproducing the music of The Beatles, The Apple Scruffs perform shows that allow audiences to re-discover the fab four's repertoire all over again. As a quintet, they are able to reproduce songs from The Beatles' later "Studio Years" such as "Strawberry Fields" "I Am the Walrus" and the entire Abbey Road album to name a few. No costumes, no wigs, just the music that changed the world. A charming intimate venue coupled with a tailored set of music that will make you feel that "maybe this is what it would have been like to sit in the studio with The Beatles".


The Baltimore Mandolin Quartet


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The Baltimore School for the Arts


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The British Are Coming!


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The Charm City Reactors


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The Cradle Theatre Company


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The Hot Club of Baltimore


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The Madoff Quintet


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The Old Part of Town


Photo The band was formed after Matt Douglass and Sam Nitzberg collaborated on a 2012 EP "Grayest Hits." They recruited Davis Shingleton and Pat Sheridan to pitch in on mandolin, bass & vocals. After a year of performing, Davis and Pat left to pursue other musical avenues, but not before recording some tracks for The Old Part of Town's first CD, released in fall 2015. Steve Raskin (drums) and Marc Wexler (mandolin) joined with John Seay (bass) early in 2015, solidifying the new TOPOT lineup, with fiddle player Brian Whaley joining in 2016.

ISABEL TAYLOR is foremost a singer, whose foundation in 60s and 70s acoustic folk music informs her musical style and songwriting. Based in Chapel Hill, NC, Isabel Taylor started singing at local open mics in 2010, accompanying herself on guitar.

$10 in advance/$13 at door/$8 full-time students with ID

"Brings you in as friends listening to shared stories." - The Alternate Root
"Homespun Harmonizing." - The Modern Folk Music of America
"What is striking is the enthusiasm and joy with which the band plays its music." - Rudolf's Music


The Patapsco Delta Boys


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The Trailer Grass Orchestra


Photo The Trailer Grass Orchestra is a high energy, interactive, great time, bluegrass band. TGO is able to take some of the greatest hits from the 80’s, 90’s, 2000’s, and today, and transform them into hand clapping/boot stomping bluegrass classics.


Three Chairs


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“If I can’t sell it, I’ll keep sittin’ on it; but I'm not givin' it away! – Ruth Brown, from the Broadway musical, Black & Blue


THREE FOR A SONG


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“…One of the freshest and most stimulating shows for lovers of vintage popular music performed by an outstandingly talented trio.” — Michael Feinstein


Time For A Change Jazz Quartet


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Todd Harrison Twining


Photo The marvelous composer, vocalist and musician, Todd Harrison Twining, puts us in the holiday spirit in this delightful cabaret of favorites perfect for the whole family.


Tony Tsendeas


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"So why go to a show devoted to the work of Edgar Allan Poe, the patron saint of Halloween? To discover the source of all true horror – which is to say, ourselves. Poe’s great insight was that it was our own weaknesses and failings, our own self-destructive impulses, which are the engines behind our worst terrors. Tony Tsendeas, a veteran actor with an instinct for the macabre, brings these impulses to life." -- DC Theatre Scene


Tony Ziesat


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     "Tony Z's vocal interpretations of the Great American Songbook and jazz standards are beautifully expressive of that body of work.  Hearing him live is a rare opportunity to experience the timelessness of those great songs in person.  Go see Tony Z and Stef as soon and as often as you can!"   -   Jimmy Kachulis, Professor of Songwriting and World Music, Berklee College of Music


Trio Caliente


Photo Comprised of Deborah "Belladonna" Benner, Michael Bard and Amilcar Cruz, the Wammie award winning trio blends flamenco, pop and Brazilian jazz. Two of their songs, "Baila Me" and "Miami Rendezvous," were featured on NBC's Smash last year.

"...be seduced by the blend of fiery guitar work...rumba beats, bossa nova rhythms, flamenco-tinted guitar flourishes and romantic ballads...evocative vocals…shimmering guitars..."
Mike Joyce – The Washington Post
(reviewing Trio Caliente's CD, "Baile Me")


Troy Hopper and Billy Morton-Ortega


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Troy Koger


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Twisted Knickers Burlesque


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Westside Jazz


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WiseGuy Productions


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