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Adam Swanson


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Amici Music


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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.


Ben Delaurentis


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Betsey Hobelmann


Photo The lovely Betsey Hobelmann returns to the Cabaret in "Milestones: a review of life in song." From auditions, to influential songs and artists, to past and present favorites, Betsey pinpoints the crucial music that shaped her love for singing. She is accompanied by Celeste Johnson on piano.


Billy Morton-Ortega


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Calla Fuqua


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Carlo Aonzo Trio


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“Il mandolino ha spesso viaggiato in terza classe per mari e continenti, dentro valigie di cartone; ha visto terre sconosciute e ovunque sia approdato ha preso dimora e si è intelligentemente integrato con la cultura locale. Ne è conferma il fatto che lo strumento abbia aspetto e accordature diverse a seconda delle realtà in cui si è stabilito”. Carlo Aonzo


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
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Charisma Wooten as Jackie Moms Mabley


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Charmaine Michelle


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Chris Urquiaga


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Christine Thomas


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Christy Trapp


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Cissa Paz and JP Silva


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Cold Spring Jazz Quartet


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Coup de Bop


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Daniel Souvigny


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"The new sensation who plays with power and surprising musicality."'

 "A whiz kid whose fingers fly across the keyboard."


dauda


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David DeBoy and the Hons


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Donald Hicken


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Driko


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Duo Dolce And Jaime Webb


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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

 


Fireside Collective


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Frank Vignola


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“There is little in this world so awe-inspiring as witnessing total mastery of a musical instrument. Like seeing Yo-Yo Ma play the cello or Placido Domingo belt out an aria – sometimes a performer’s perfection can elevate a piece of music to heights beyond the realm of imagination. By all accounts, Frank Vignola conjures just that sort of magic with his acoustic guitar.” – Matt Cauthron – Intermission Magazine“


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


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!


Geoffrey Mark


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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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Jan Knutson


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Jeanne Gies


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“To add to the celebration of International Women's Day, I will be featuring songs by female composers like Joni MitchellJoan Baez, and maybe a few by . . .  me!  I will also highlight music from Brazilian composer Manu Lafer--I had the privilege of writing the lyrics to his amazing compositions on the critically acclaimed new release Window (da janela).” —- Jeanne Gies


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 as Julia Child


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"Always engaging." - Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun


John and Kristy Cocuzzi


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Juli Wood


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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).  Her patter was well-crafted, wittily providing interesting insights in the transition from stage to cinema of the works she was saluting.” -- Michael Miyazaki, Cabaret Times, 2015


Leah Inger


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Linda Glick


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"TEACH ME TONIGHT” included a song as powerful as any speech could be calling for tolerance: “You’ve Got to Be Carefully Taught”. Paul Berss, NY Theatrewire 11/17

“…a musical master of song.”  GC News, Chicago, Ill.

“ GLICK treats each song with respect…a seamless statement, delivered with control and intimacy and brings songs stunningly into the present.”  Geddes, Bistro Awards NYC 

“…a class act. There is sunshine in her emotional purity.”  The NY Post

“…spellbinding audience appeal.”  Out, Washington, D.C.


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


Markia Nicole Smith


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Max VanDerBeek Jazz Group


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My Brother's Keeper


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"You are the whole package" - Batesville Herald Tribune

"Y'all aren't bad for Yankees!" - Some guy in Bristol, TN

"My Brother’s Keeper is one of the fastest rising bluegrass bands on the Cincinnati music scene." - Wilmington College

"With original music that draws inspiration from bluegrass to rock and everything in between, MBK strives to be unique as well as listenable." - Globe Gazette, Mason City, IA


Occidental Gypsy


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Opus Concert Theatre


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Opus Concert Theatre (AÏDA)


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Otherworld


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Patricia Fitzpatrick


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“Fitzpatrick can be funny, poignant  and naughty within the scope of one evening. One of the best 'story tellers' in cabaret today.”

Stu Hamstra, Cabaret Scenes  Magazine

"I became a fan of Fitzpatrick's sultry style before the show was over.” 

Stephen Hanks, Cabaret Scenes Magazine 


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


Robert Hitz


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Roger Schmelzer


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“Roger is confident, charming and original…quickly connecting with his audience thanks to lively arrangements of melodic tunes with clever or meaningful lyrics…”  MYRA CHANIN, Theatre Pizzazz 

“Roger makes it his business to entertain you.  He is fun, festive, fervent and friendly.  His love for the music is contagious and you’ll love the man who presents it!” MARILYN MAYE, cabaret and jazz artist.

“Roger is charming, quirky and original.” JASON GRAAE, cabaret artist


Roland Park Chamber Strings


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Russ Margo


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


Ryan Zimmerman


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Sandy and Richard Riccardi


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"Musical Genius" ~ N.Y. Magazine

"Brilliant" ~ London Evening Standard

"Parody we never knew we needed" ~ NowThis

"My favorite new singing songwriting team!!!" ~ Rosie O'Donnell


Showstoppers


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Sound EVR Collective


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Special Event


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Spenser Charles


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Steve Glasser


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Steve Ross


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 "FRED ASTAIRE MUST BE DANCING ON HEAVEN'S CEILING...
STEVE ROSS IS AN AMERICAN CABARET TREASURE"
 
-   BARBARA AND SCOTT SIEGEL, THEATERMANIA.COM


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


Svetlana and the Delancey Five


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P R E S S    

"Breakfast at Tiffany's meets Some Like it Hot" (Alan Young, New York Music Daily)

"Energetic" "Outstanding vocalist and songwriter" (Will Frieldwald, Wall Street Journal)

“Sophisti-pop”… Exuberant, foot-stompin’ music that combines swing with pop-singer/songwriter sensibilities”. (WPIX11 News)

"NYC darlings" (Time Out NY)

"Once-in-a-lifetime voice… A perfect storm of a night...  encapsulated the enchantment of ... 1920s dancing, romancing, drinking, grooving, laughing and having the time of their lives.... One for the ages” (Aquarian Weekly)


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 Baker's Dozen


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The Baker's Dozen experience is grounded in long-standing tradition that extends far beyond singing, with a passion for music and friendship that is as strong today as it was in 1947.


The Baltimore Mandolin Quartet


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The British Are Coming!


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The Hot Club of Baltimore


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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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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


Time For A Change Jazz Quartet


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Todd and Shawn Simon


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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


Troy Koger


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Twisted Knickers Burlesque


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Victoria Vox


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