THE BALTIMORE SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS SENIOR SHOWCASE
$15.00
Thursday 3/21
6:00 pm
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Join us for an evening of scenes and songs showcasing the exceptional talents of the emerging artists who comprise The Baltimore School for the Arts Senior Acting Ensemble.  

$15 cover is a tax deductible donation to The Baltimore School for the Arts.


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JENNY WILSON TRIO
$10.00
Friday 3/22
6:00 pm
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The Jenny Wilson Trio will perform classic jazz with a modern twist on Friday March 22 at Germano's Piattini in Baltimore's historic Little Italy.  The trio is a unique ensemble in that they are a family.  Mother Jenny is the centerpiece of the group with her husband, bassist Nathan Wilson and her son, drummer Evan Lintz accompanying her jazz piano inventions and her warm and vocals.  Her singing is often compared to that of Diana Krall who she counts as an important influence on her vocal style.  Jenny recently appeared at the Mid Atlantic Jazz Festival in Rockville and is a frequent perfomer in many venues in the DMV. 

No strangers to Baltimore individually, this will be their first appearance as a trio.  Jenny lived on Madison Street and remembers the old Louie's Bookstore Cafe by the Walters Art Gallery.  Her husband has performed numerous times in the city with Squonk Opera, and their son Evan is currently a resident of Baltimore, playing with various bands and ensembles in the area.  

Jenny spent twelve years in Switzerland, first as a student of jazz pianist Art Lande, then as a student at the Winterthur Konservatorium.  She then toured with many European and U.S. jazz ensembles and was a music teacher in the Swiss music schools in St.Gallen.  She was featured with singer Samira Mall Darby at the Zurich Jazz No Jazz Festival and also in the Munchener Jazz Zeitung.  Jenny is a full time musician and an award winning abstract painter.   

 


 

'Pour a jigger of Bill Evans and a shot of Christian McBride into a shaker with a dash of sweet vermouth, stir and strain into a cocktail glass, now ease back and sip a heady mix of the Jenny Wilson Duo.  Listeners thirsty for new currents in post-bop and new wave jazz will find a fresh elixir in this finely crafted pairing of piano and upright bass.' - A.S. Gintzler, Writer 

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CHARISMA WOOTEN IN "A NIGHT WITH JACKIE MOMS MABLEY"
$20.00
Saturday 3/23
6:00 pm
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A Night With Jackie Moms Mabley is an evening of zingers about everything from sexuality to racism. This Helen Hayes nominated play for the Charles MacArthur Award for Outstanding New Play is delivered with political correctness and filled with fun and laughter as only Charisma can! 

Loretta Mary Aiken, better known as "Moms" endured sexual, racial and political oppression while paving the way for African American women actors like Angela Bassett, Margaret Avery, Diana Ross, Alfre Woodard, Oprah Winfrey and the genius of Whoopi Goldberg. 

Come enjoy an evening of "edu-tainment" delivered by veteran actor singer/playwright, Charisma Wooten, nominated by the Washington Area Music Awards 2011 for Best Cabaret Artist.




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JAM SESSION IN THE BAR
$0.00
Sunday 3/24
7:00 pm
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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. Or come just to listen, taking in the sounds of many different musicians, much like the small plates - piattini - that Germano's is famous for.

 








THE ZIMNICKI PLAYERS
$10.00
Thursday 3/28
6:00 pm
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The Zimnicki Players (Steve Yankee and Jacob Kohlhas) are an exciting guitar duo that strike a balance between meticulously crafted arrangements and spontaneous interplay. Whether it’s familiar jazz favorites, classical pieces, or original compositions, the Zimnicki Players exude joy, inventiveness, and precision with every note they play.








A SPECIAL EVENING WITH BILLY COLUCCI
$10.00
Friday 3/29
6:00 pm
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Quiet, reclusive and massively talented Billy Colucci’s name is known to Baltimoreans who really know their jazz.

A master pianist and composer Billy Colucci has worked with everyone from Anita O’Day to Steve Allen and Andy Warhol. The South Philly native and long-time Fells Point resident is known for his intelligent, lyrical compositions and impeccable technique. As a kid in a home with no piano he used to draw piano keys on the kitchen table to practice. Oh – and he used to play record hops with Frankie Avalon as his vocalist!  Tonight he shares classic compositions in the tradition of Bill Evans and his beautiful and haunting originals.








ANNAPOLIS JAZZTET
$15.00 - $20.00
Saturday 3/30
6:00 pm
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The Annapolis Jazztet is one of the finest small professional jazz groups in the Washington, Annapolis, Maryland and Virginia area. The exciting variety of sophisticated original musical arrangements by music director, Vince Corozine, is reminiscent of the sound of the great Dave Pell Octet in the 1960s. A sensational repertoire of classic songs which appeal to persons of all ages, and all songs are introduced with a bit of information about each. The Annapolis Jazztet  comprises some of the finest and diverse musicians in the Annapolis, DC area. From small jazz clubs to Naval Academy, West Point and the finest music universities in the US. The Annapolis Jazztet is lively, energetic, and entertaining and above all plays the finest in contemporary classic jazz!


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JAM SESSION IN THE BAR
$0.00
Sunday 3/31
7:00 pm
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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. Or come just to listen, taking in the sounds of many different musicians, much like the small plates - piattini - that Germano's is famous for.

 








HOT CLUB OF BALTIMORE QUINTET
$15.00
Friday 4/05
6:00 pm
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The Hot Club of Baltimore, featuring guitarist Michael Joseph Harris, is the premier gypsy jazz group of the region specializing in the vast repertoire of vintage jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt including early swing, musette waltzes, show tunes, be bop, and French standards from the 30's and 40's.  The band will be joined by the beautiful young chanteuse Alexis Tantau who will beguile you with her authentic treatment of songs from Edith Piaf to Ella Fitzgerald. Tickets will go fast for this special night, so book yours well in advance! 


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BILL TOMS AND HARD RAIN LIVE! CD RELEASE PARTY
$25.00
Saturday 4/06
6:00 pm
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We are pleased to present  Bill Toms, whose performances have become legendary in sheer power and passion. Rock and roll, soul, blues, and gospel so deep the earth moves, and the walls begin shakin’ as Bill Toms and his band start the train rollin’. American music never sounded so good.

He joined Pittsburgh’s legendary band, Joe Grushecky and The Houserockers, as lead guitarist in 1987. The band’s meteoric rise into the professional music scene enabled Bill to tour the United States and Europe repeatedly. While with Joe Grushecky and the Houserockers he opened for and played with a long and impressive list of notables, such as The Band, Bob DylanBruce SpringsteenLittle Feat and Stevie Ray Vaughn. During his 20 years of playing guitar, co-writing, and singing back-up vocals for the Houserockers, Toms recorded six studio albums and one live concert album. In 1995, the acclaimed CD, “American Babylon,” was recorded and produced by Bruce Springsteen.

Bill Toms’ performances have taken him all over the United States and Europe. In addition to his previous seven studio CD's, one “Live” CD, and single EP, his latest record, the Will Kimbrough produced, “Deep In The Shadows” was released to international critical acclaim in 2015, and his  album “Good For My Soul” (also produced by Kimbrough) was released last year.  Tonight we celebrate the release of Bill Toms and Hard Rain (featuring The Soulville Horns) LIVE


“Bill Toms is a poet, a soul-shouter and guitar slinger with one foot in the gutter and an eye on the heavens above. And man, does he front a great rock n' soul band!”
- Will Kimbrough

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JULIE KURZAVA AND DIANE KINSLEY IN "SITTIN' ON A RAINBOW"
$15.00
Sunday 4/07
12:00 pm
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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”. 








JAM SESSION IN THE BAR
$0.00
Sunday 4/07
7:00 pm
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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. Or come just to listen, taking in the sounds of many different musicians, much like the small plates - piattini - that Germano's is famous for.

 








AN EVENING WITH BROOKS WILLIAMS
$20.00
Thursday 4/11
6:00 pm
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At the crossroads of blues and American roots music you’ll find  Brooks Williams. “Setting new standards and a fresh direction for the blues,” says Blues In Britain, and creating a “beautiful fusion” (Keys And Chords). Just when you think he can’t sing a blues-ier note, he sings it. Just when you think he can’t strum a deeper groove, he strums it. Brooks was born in Statesboro, Georgia, USA, and did his apprenticeship in the small bars and coffeehouses of New York and Boston, following in the footsteps of Chris Smither, Rory Block, Shawn ColvinMaria MuldaurDavid Bromberg and Leo Kottke, all whom he gigged with from time-to-time when he was starting out. The result of those early years is an unflagging career that goes from strength to strength. “Lucky Star,” Williams’ 28th solo recording, is already turning heads and making itself known on blues, folk and Americana playlists throughout the world. The Second Line groove that runs throughout every track would make the late Allen Toussaint proud.  

Ranked in the Top 100 Acoustic Guitarists, he’s a mean finger-picker and a stunning slide guitarist. Plus, “he has a beautiful voice,” says AmericanaUK, “that you just melt into.” That voice earned Brooks a nomination for Best Male Vocalist by Spiral Earth, one of the UK’s most respected roots music publications. Praised by The Washington Post, Blues Matters, fRoots, Rolling Stone, the Boston Globe and Mojo, Williams is at the top of his game. His tour schedule has never been busier. He writes and records at an astonishing pace. He loves it, and that love exudes from every note. 

 

 


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STEVE ROSS IN "AN AMERICAN IN PARIS"
$20.00 - $30.00
Friday 4/12
6:00 pm
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The “Crown Prince of New York Cabaret” (New York Times) will musically sweep you away to the “City of Lights” in the "The smoothest cabaret act in the world" (London Times). April in Baltimore suddenly becomes “April in Paris” and you will be shouting “C’est Magnifique”! The show provides a movable, Trans-Atlantic feast of songs by both American and Continental composers. From Piaf to Porter and Chevalier to Brel, this delicious evening of musical magic proves Steve Ross “Can Can” do it all! 

 

 


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

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STEVE ROSS MASTER CLASS: THE SONG IN YOU AND YOU IN THE SONG
$75.00 - $140.00
Saturday 4/13
11:30 am
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"And this will be our reply to violence: to make music more intensely, more beautifully , more devotedly than ever before.” Leonard Bernstein

In line with these stirring words, I would like to  make some music with you in this New Year. Accordingly, let me invite you to join me in my Master Class,  THE SONG IN YOU AND YOU IN THE SONG – an intimate song study and performance workshop.  

The Master Class will take place in the Cabaret Room at Germano’s PIATTINI. The class will be held from l1:30 to 4:30 PM. Each singer will have 30 minutes of individual attention. 

I’ll be at the keyboard and shall need in advance the names of the two songs you’ll be asked to bring with you and their keys if known. Please also bring: two copies of the music and two copies of the lyrics typed in an easy to read font for both of us to work from. 

Regarding the song choices, I find it best to limit the selections to those from the American Songbook and the Classic Broadway repertoire.  

The songs you bring can be ones you know well and would like to examine more deeply, songs you’ve always wanted to work on or indeed songs you are working on. Memorization is not required. In any case we shall, as the title suggests, do our best to make sure that the SONG is in YOU and, more importantly, YOU are in the SONG!

This is not a class in vocal instruction. You do not have to be a professional singer to participate but you will need a basic knowledge of singing.

The fee is $140. Observers are welcome .That fee is $75. The fee includes a ticket to my Friday night cabaret performance “An American in Paris”, the class and lunch.

We all know that things can come up so it is requested that at least 72 hours notice be given for cancellations.    

The atmosphere will be relaxed and collaborative – I’m eager to make some good music with you!

Steve








KINGS OF CROWNSVILLE
$10.00 - $15.00
Saturday 4/13
6:00 pm
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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.

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 behind the drums. Johnson's songs are destined to become classics.


"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

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AN EVENING WITH TIME FOR A CHANGE JAZZ QUARTET
$15.00
Sunday 4/14
6:00 pm
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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.  Larry Haavik and Jim Voshell sing as well.  There are many songs that they do which would not be complete without hearing the wonderful lyrics. Joining the band this evening is featured local guest vocalist, Joey Haavik.


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JAM SESSION IN THE BAR
$0.00
Sunday 4/14
7:00 pm
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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. Or come just to listen, taking in the sounds of many different musicians, much like the small plates - piattini - that Germano's is famous for.

 








OPEN MIC NIGHT WITH MARY REILLY
$10.00
Wednesday 4/17
6:00 pm
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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.  








MICHAEL JOSEPH HARRIS ELECTRIC TRIO FEATURING JOHN PREVITI AND CHUCK KARNER
$15.00
Saturday 4/20
6:00 pm
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Guitarist Michael Joseph Harris, bassist John Previti and drummer Chuck Karner perform a wide variety of instrumental music from  Duke Ellington to Hank WilliamsPatsy ClineCole PorterDjango ReinhardtDanny Gatton, and Stevie Wonder

 








AN AFTERNOON WITH PEPPINO D'AGOSTINO
$20.00
Sunday 4/21
12:00 pm
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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”.

The readers of Guitar Player voted Peppino Best Acoustic Guitarist, and Acoustic Guitar’s People’s Choice Awards graced him with a Bronze medal for Best Acoustic Album of All Time for his release “Every Step of the Way” and he’s been listed #35 of the top 100 Acoustic Guitar players of all time.  


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

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JAM SESSION IN THE BAR
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Sunday 4/21
7:00 pm
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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. Or come just to listen, taking in the sounds of many different musicians, much like the small plates - piattini - that Germano's is famous for.

 








CALLA FUQUA IN "BEGIN AGAIN"
$10.00
Friday 4/26
6:00 pm
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Calla Fuqua is absolutely thrilled to be back at Germanos! She absolutely loves the stage. She will be singing a set of songs about change and new beginnings. Change can be beautiful, brutal, confusing. Change forces us to grow as people. Learn to embrace change with Calla’s amazing performance of contemporary musical theatre songs. 








JOE DECARA ENSEMBLE
$20.00
Saturday 4/27
6:00 pm
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Joe DeCara started playing guitar at the age of four and never stopped.

Influenced by the classical and popular music Joe DeCara has developed a unique jazz sound by fusing various styles and genres. The use of counterpoint, harmony, contrary motion and other devices blend and reflect the exploration of modern jazz concepts with traditional form, giving DeCara his innovative style.

DeCara has studied and performed the works of great composers including Fernando Sor, Carulli, Villa Lobos, Johanne Sebastian Bach, Sate and Debussy. However, fascinated with the richness of chords and scales and the many possible arrangements and permutations of notes, he was soon attracted to the art of improvisation and explored the world of jazz.

In Los Angeles DeCara spent valuable time with jazz greats, Joe PassLenny BreauTed GreeneJoe Diorio and Dennis Budimir. Budimir introduced DeCara to some of the major recording studios and the seeds of his passion for songwriting, arranging and production were sown.

When his father unexpectedly fell ill, DeCara moved back to Baltimore. He picked up regular session work performing with groups such as the Four Tops, The Temptations, Little Anthony & the Imperials, Sha Na Na, The Drifters and The Platters. He backed up vocalists, Lou Christie, Robert Goulet, James Darren, Bobby Rydell, Leslie Gore and many others. Additionally he played private parties for celebrities such as Oprah Winfrey, Jay Leno, Maclean Stevenson (M*A*S*H), Ned Beatty (Deliverance), Ted Kennedy and Colin Powell. DeCara stayed busy as a solo jazz guitarist and worked with small ensemble and continued arranging, composing and teaching.

His instrumental jazz fusion CD Kaleidoscope was released In the early 2000's and was well-received. “Kaleidoscope encompasses several genres, with inventive all original tunes and nice arrangements played with great elan and flair. Very unique and clever interplay with the two guitars . . .” – Dennis Budimir (jazz/studio guitarist)

DeCara has been writing and arranging music throughout the years and is presently at work assembling some of this music for two new albums. The re-release of DeCara’s original rock opera, Let Me Off At The Next Revolution, is in the planning stages. 

DeCara is a member of the teaching staff (guitar, jazz) since at Loyola University Maryland since 2000. He offers private instruction specializing in improvisation, fingerboard theory, repertoire and chord melody at his studio

 








VICTORIA VOX AND KIPYN MARTIN IN "SONGS INTEWOVEN"
$18.00
Sunday 4/28
6:00 pm
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Singer/Songwriter Artists Victoria Vox and Kipyn Martin have been recognized by the Washington Area Music Awards (WAMMIE) for their work as Folk Contemporary Vocalists and Songwriters.

Kipyn Martin is an emerging Indie Folk singer-songwriter whose roots sink deep into the banks of the Shenandoah River. Currently based in Columbia, MD, she currently plays festivals, concert halls, coffeehouses, and house concerts from New England to Texas. In addition to her WAMMIE awards, Kipyn’s latest release of Dance Across the Sky, won the coveted Gold Award in the Mid-Atlantic Song Contest (Open category) for her song "God is Love", her third MASC Gold adding to previous wins in 2013 and 2014. Her vocals are reminiscent of Joni Mitchell at times, soothing and soaring over her delicately written guitar parts, but that doesn’t stop her from rocking out as well!

With a passion for songwriting, Victoria Vox began writing songs when she was ten. She furthered her music education at the Berklee College of Music, as a vocal principle with an emphasis in Songwriting. A few years after graduating, Vox took up the ukulele. Her music style shifted to chanson tinged with jazz, which, over the years, has settled in nicely with her pop songwriting flair. With 10 albums under her belt (as an unsigned artist),  Vox has often found herself performing solo. This has helped her developed her rhythmic ukulele playing style (to give herself her own back-beat drum) and she has also perfected her popular "Mouth Trumpet", under the influence of trumpet icon, Chet Baker. The Mouth-Trumpet has enabled her to take vocal improvisational solos without scatting or using words. Depending on the setting, she pairs the rhythmic uke and mouth trumpet with her electronic-looping skills (to create ostinato bass lines and harmonies) while creating a full sound, atypical to the stereotype of "ukulele music".  In addition to cover features in Ukulele Magazine (US) and Uke Magazine(UK), her unique Mouth-Trumpet landed her on the Tonight Show w/ Jay Leno and the cover of the Wall Street Journal.








JAM SESSION IN THE BAR
$0.00
Sunday 4/28
7:00 pm
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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. Or come just to listen, taking in the sounds of many different musicians, much like the small plates - piattini - that Germano's is famous for.

 








A.R.T., THE WOMEN OF THREE CHAIRS IN GLOBAL RHYTHMS III
$20.00 - $25.00
Tuesday 4/30
6:00 pm
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The Women of Three Chairs return to Germano’s to celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month and International Jazz Day #jazzday, showcasing a quilt of international music stories from blues to bossa; from swing to salsa; afro-Cuban and bop. During the live music and theatrical performance show, expressions of music are carefully woven using storytelling and clever compositions by the three vocalists-who share perspectives on life, love, comedy, tragedy, mystery, heartbreak; poetry and a little politics. Three Chairs will take the audience on an unforgettable journey through song. So, pull up a chair!

ABOUT THREE CHAIRS... NOT YOUR ORDINARY MUSIC PERFORMANCE

but life, told through music. Developed over coffee and conversation by three vocalist friends: Audrey Shakir, Renée Collins Georges and Theresa Sise, the concept of THREE CHAIRS stems from the diversity and colorful life stories of the three women of different ages, voices and musical backgrounds.

THE WOMEN OF THREE CHAIRS ARE:

Audrey Shakir is one of the greatest bebop singers in the world today, a talent with a thrilling voice, sure to send elation through the audience.” –Wynton Marsalis, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra.

"Whether she is performing as a soloist, a duo, or in an 18-piece big band setting, Renée Georges' approach and delivery of the song captures your ear.” –Ellen Williams Carter, Morning Brew, WPFW 89.3 FM, Washington, DC

Theresa Sise, who has been traveling up from Annapolis, takes the reigns for “Take the A Train” with a lush voice that sounds bred for jazz, full one moment, fading out at just the right time.” –Dickson Mercer, News Post, Frederick MD

Websites:

Audrey Shakir, audreyshakir.com

Renée Collins Georges, rgeorjazzmusic.com

Theresa Sise, theresasise.com








JOE POLICASTRO TRIO
$15.00
Friday 5/03
6:00 pm
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Hailed by Downbeat for its “deft analysis of choice repertoire,” and by the Chicago Reader for its “diversity of approaches to all kinds of source material,” the JOE POLICASTRO TRIO makes its Cabaret at Germano’s debut celebrating the release of their fourth album, Nothing Here Belongs.

This Chicago-based alternative jazz trio led by bassist Joe Policastro features guitarist Dave Miller and drummer Mikel Avery.  While firmly rooted in jazz, the band’s open-minded, inclusive nature draws upon a wide array of musical styles and sources while still keeping the aesthetic of an acoustic trio intact.

Nothing Here Belongs marks the fourth release by the band.  The new release follows in the wake of West Side Story Suite (2013), POPS! (2016), and Screen Sounds (2017), all of which highlighted the trio’s ability to remake unlikely songs in its own raw, highly idiosyncratic fashion.  Nothing Here Belongs, by contrast, for the first time showcases the trio’s captivating body of original music, while also including characteristically bold arrangements of songs by Bruce Springsteen, Talking Heads, and Santo & Johnny.


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ERIC BYRD TRIO
$20.00
Saturday 5/04
6:00 pm
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For almost two decades, The Eric Byrd Trio (EBT), pianist/vocalist Eric Byrd, bassist Bhagwan Khalsa, and drummer Alphonso YoungJr., 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. On each recording, they take a rigorous, modern approach to standards as well as original compositions, playing with great acuity within the broad and rich jazz tradition.

Collectively, they have played with jazz trumpeters Wynton Marsalis and Randy Brecker, jazz guitarists Charlie Byrd and Mike Stern, jazz saxophonists Bob Berg, Buck Hill, David “Fathead” Newman, and Cecil Payne, jazz pianists George Colligan and Kenny Drew, Jr., jazz saxophonists and flautists Sonny Fortuneand Gary Thomas, be-bop jazz trumpeter, flugelhornist, flautist, and saxophonist Ira Sullivan, jazz steel pan player Othello Molineaux, jazz vibraphonist Warren Wolf, gospel harpist Jeff Majors, jazz vocalists Vanessa Rubin and Rebecca Parris, gospel vocalist Yolanda Adams, and Cuban American singer/songwriter Jon Secada.

Eric, Bhagwan, and Alphonso are educators with advanced degrees in Music History, African American Music, and Jazz Performance. They frequently give clinics on music history, jazz, and the relationship between the spirituals/gospel, blues, and jazz. Because of their immense knowledge of music, commitment to music education, and ability to teach diverse and international audiences, they have been sponsored by the Untied States Embassy as Kennedy Center/U.S. State Department Jazz Ambassadors touring South America, Central America, the Caribbean, Eastern & Western Europe, and the Middle East. The Trio has also delighted audiences across the globe at the historic Montreux Jazz Festival and in Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Dubai, Estonia, Honduras, Italy, Peru, Scotland, and Trinidad and Tobago.








OTHERWORLD
$15.00
Sunday 5/05
12:00 pm
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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. 


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JAM SESSION IN THE BAR
$0.00
Sunday 5/05
7:00 pm
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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. Or come just to listen, taking in the sounds of many different musicians, much like the small plates - piattini - that Germano's is famous for.

 








MARIAH BONNER- THE CABARET SHOW
$20.00
Friday 5/10
6:00 pm
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Mariah was born in Baltimore, Maryland on January 15th, the third of six children. Her family later moved to France where she studied ballet in Paris with Jennifer Goubé of the Opera de Paris and also began acting classes at the Cours Florent. When she was just 14, she was approached by a model scout on the Champs Elysées and has since appeared in campaigns and magazines worldwide.


She landed her first role in a French television film, “Qui mange quand?” (Who eats when?) in 2004. Then, after graduating from The Guildhall School of Music& Drama in London, Mariah moved to Los Angeles in 2008. Her first film was Griff Furst’s MASK MAKER. She went on to appear in David Fincher’s THE SOCIAL NETWORK; John Hyams’ UNIVERSAL SOLDIER: DAY OF RECKONING and played the lead in STARVE, directed by Griff Furst. Her television credits include CSI, Rules of Engagement, Switched at Birth and Scorpion.


Mariah moved back to Baltimore last year. Here she has been developing her one woman cabaret show which she performs regularly, and recently became a member of the Mount Vernon Club. She is looking forward to the opportunity to become more active in the community.


"No need to go to New York for an evening of sophisticated Cabaret. Ever since Mariah Bonner returned to Baltimore, she has brought excitement and entertainment with her witty and smooth repertoire. The great American songbook is her base.  From there you never know where she will take you. Be assured...it will be a very pleasant ride!  

- Beth K.

 

We really enjoyed hearing Mariah. Wonderful music selection and very expressive!

- Kathy E.

 

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AN EVENING WITH TROY KOGER FEATURING THE TERRY KOGER QUARTET
$20.00
Saturday 5/11
6:00 pm
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Enjoy an evening of eclectic music making, hosted by Troy Koger. Accompanied by the "Terry Koger Quartet', the evening will feature a wide variety of music of the jazz, soul, and pop genres. 

 

Troy Koger is a native of Baltimore, Maryland. As a graduate of the Baltimore School for the Arts, he has trained as a tenor vocalist and has continued to pursue a career in music and theater. "Baltimore's 2015 Voice of Pride!", Troy is praised for his versatility as a singer, maintaining a wide range of repertoire spanning many genres including classical, jazz, pop, and musical theater. He has performed with Baltimore's Stillpointe Theater Initiative, and has graced some of Baltimore's biggest stages, including the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall and Hippodrome Theater. Troy appears throughout the Maryland region, often accompanied by father, Terry Koger, and the "Terry Koger Quartet". 

 


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JAM SESSION IN THE BAR
$0.00
Sunday 5/12
7:00 pm
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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. Or come just to listen, taking in the sounds of many different musicians, much like the small plates - piattini - that Germano's is famous for.








OPEN MIC NIGHT WITH MARY REILLY
$10.00
Wednesday 5/15
6:00 pm
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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.  








A SPECIAL EVENING WITH HOLLAND & COOTS
$20.00
Saturday 5/18
6:00 pm
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Exciting, exhilarating, and extemporaneous is probably the best (and most alliterative) way to describe the jazz duo of Holland & Coots.  Brian Holland and Danny Coots began performing together in 2010 after spending decades individually on the jazz and ragtime circuits honing their skills on piano and drums, respectively.  Since joining forces, they’ve been on a mission to introduce audiences all over the world to their style of music and fun.  With a delightful mix of jazz, blues, stride, boogie, pop, and ragtime, Holland & Coots have created something for every taste.  This winning duo has been the driving rhythmic foundation for bands like the Titan Hot Seven and B.A.D. Rhythm, and has several recordings to their credit.


"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

 



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OLD TOWN FLOOD
$8.00
Sunday 5/19
12:00 pm
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This collaboration of powerhouse bluegrass musicians delivers foot-stomping, good-time country music that will leave the audience wanting more. Expect songs of joy and pain, lovin' and leavin' and all points in between presented with passion and precision. Each artist's unique style has been crafted through experience with the biggest names in bluegrass, celebrated with IBMA and SPBGMA award nominations, and now drawn together to create this unit for your listening pleasure!

Mike Gaumer - Baltimore, MD

Haley Stiltner - Fairfax, VA

Jack Dunlap - Winchester, VA

Danny Stewart - Springfield, VA

Henry Johns - Lorton, VA








JAM SESSION IN THE BAR
$0.00
Sunday 5/19
7:00 pm
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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. Or come just to listen, taking in the sounds of many different musicians, much like the small plates - piattini - that Germano's is famous for.








JAZZING WITH SOUL: ARYE HARMONY AND COMPANY
$10.00
Wednesday 5/22
6:00 pm
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Arye Harmony has shared her soultry voice from the south to the north. She has opened shows and opened eyes with her performances and music. Starting off being a songwriter for local artist around New York lead her to write and direct her own projects. I Need Your Body gained popularity in Russia, Belgium, and The Netherlands. Her EP project released called Testing the Waters pulled her 1st single, RED, which has been recognized for its powerful delivery and relatable message. She is definitely on the rise of music and in our hearts.

This evening her company includes Salem on piano, Nick Costa on drums and Phil Ravita on bass.


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COPPER HILL
$12.00
Thursday 5/23
6:00 pm
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Copper Hill creates a genre of music that combines the styles of folk, classical, singer-songwriter, and jazz. The group—violinists Willa Finck and Katie Knudsvig, bassist Caroline Samuels, and banjo player Ethan Cypress—refers to this genre as folk-art music.

The band’s honest and relatable music creates a uniquely engaging concert experience. Aiming to connect a variety of audiences, Copper Hill combines the defining aspects of each genre: the accessibility of folk music, the technicality of classical music, the intimate singer-songwriter perspectives, and the spontaneity and active engagement of jazz. It is Copper Hill’s passion and love for these genres, for their individual elements and the way they can be combined into a more meaningful and evocative musical style, that drives and inspires them to create folk-art music. The band’s thoughtful arrangements of traditional folk tunes are harmoniously coupled with their sweet yet sometimes (heavily) sarcasm-tinged style of songwriting.

The members of Copper Hill are classically trained musicians who met at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY and formed in the fall of 2017. 

 








THE WORTHY BROTHERS MUSIC GROUP
$20.00
Saturday 5/25
6:00 pm
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The Worthy Brothers Music Group started with three brothers who grew up playing jazz together. Their unmistakable bond is evident in the high level of cohesiveness when they play. The original Worthy Brothers trio consisted of renowned instrumentalist Aaron Worthy, local legend and piano virtuoso Zachary Worthy, and acclaimed professional bass player Eric Worthy. They still play jazz, but also play different formats as a trio as well as with other professional musicians.








JAM SESSION IN THE BAR
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Sunday 5/26
7:00 pm
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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. Or come just to listen, taking in the sounds of many different musicians, much like the small plates - piattini - that Germano's is famous for.








AN EVENING WITH GARY RUBIN AND BRENT HARDESTY
$15.00
Friday 5/31
6:00 pm
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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!








THE OLD PART OF TOWN
$10.00
Saturday 6/01
6:00 pm
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The Old Part Of Town is a Baltimore-based Americana band, formed in 2013 to serve as a vehicle for the songwriting and musical talents of Matt Douglass and Sam Nitzberg. Mining the rich musical landscape of folk, rock and roll, country-western and blues, their dynamic live shows are peppered with covers of hidden gems from an eclectic range of musical sources.

Longtime friends, and veteran members of several Baltimore bands, Matt and Sam teamed up in 2010 to play some acoustic dates, which led to standout performances at tribute concerts to Bob Dylan and Woody Guthrie, and to their 2012 EP, "Grayest Hits." They formed the band soon afterwards. Seasoned players performing well-crafted and timeless material, showcasing tight vocal harmonies and tasteful musicianship, The Old Part of Town brings a wealth of musical knowledge and abilities to the stage, and has a natural, easy-going manner and a genuine, infectious camaraderie. 

In 2015 The Old Part Of Town recorded their self-titled debut CD, garnering strong reviews. Their latest effort, "Second Avenue," was released in the summer of 2018. And in the last several years they have augmented their performance schedule to include curating and hosting special tribute concerts to John Prine and to The Band.

The Old Part of Town are:

Matt Douglass - Lead vocals, acoustic guitar, resonator, mandolin, lap steel 
Sam Nitzberg - Lead vocals, acoustic guitar, ukulele, mandolin, harmonica
Upright Dave Frieman  - Bass
Steve Raskin - Drums/percussion, backing vocals
Brian Whaley - Fiddle. mandolin, backing vocals


"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

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JAM SESSION IN THE BAR
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Sunday 6/02
7:00 pm
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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. Or come just to listen, taking in the sounds of many different musicians, much like the small plates - piattini - that Germano's is famous for.








NATALIE CONTE, SOPRANO AND COLIN JOHNSON, BASS BARITONE: OPERA TO BROADWAY
$15.00
Friday 6/07
6:00 pm
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Germano’s is delighted to present the marvelous Natalie, Conte, Soprano, and Colin Johnson, Bass Baritone accompanied by Maestro James Harp on the baby grand as they perform opera and Broadway favorites.

Soprano Natalie Conte  has won first prize in the National Federation of Music Clubs’ Young Artist Competition and the Maryland Lyric Opera Competition, the Vocal Arts D.C. Discovery Art Song Competition, and was a finalist in the Friday Morning Music Club Washington International Competition at the Kennedy Center. She enjoys performing opera, oratorio, and recitals, and has been featured in such works with the Lyric Opera of Baltimore, Two Rivers Chamber Orchestra, Bay Atlantic Symphony, and the Russian Chamber Art Society, among others. Beyond the local stage, Conte has performed in her hometown Detroit, Michigan, as well as internationally in Rome, St. Petersburg and Moscow. Conte has had the honor of working in masterclasses with such renowned singers as Marilyn Horne, Montserrat Caballé, Sherrill Milnes, and Aprile Millo. Natalie is a professor of voice at Shepherd University and adjunct assistant professor at Shenandoah Conservatory. This season, she will be a soloist with the Fairfax Choral Society and the Russian Chamber Art Society, and will return as an extra chorister for her fourth season with the Metropolitan Opera.

Colin Brady Johnson, bass-baritone, has performed with numerous opera houses and concert venues across the country, in Germany, and Italy. In the role of Figaro in Le Nozze di Figaro, he was described as “ebullient in voice and manner.” His Carnegie Hall debut was in 2008 as the Norman Carlberg Award winner in the Liederkranz Foundation Competition. Mr. Johnson also was an award winner in the Connecticut Opera Guild Competition in 2006 and the Denver Lyric Opera Competition in 2005. His roles include Méphistophélès in Faust, Caspar in Der Freischütz, Sam in Trouble in Tahiti, and Figaro in Le Nozze di Figaro. He has performed with such opera companies as Opera Naples, Des Moines Metro Opera, Opera Colorado, Connecticut Opera and Sarasota Opera. Mr. Johnson also has performed Beethoven’s 9th Symphony and Rossini’s Stabat Mater. His other concert works include Baritone Soloist in Brahms’ Requiem, Elijah in Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Bass Soloist in Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, and Handel’s Messiah. Mr. Johnson is also a devoted Lieder singer. He was honored to perform Schubert’s Winterreise in 2010 and Schumann’s Dichterliebe in 2013 with Dr. John Bowen. Mr. Johnson is currently pursuing his Master of Music in Vocal Pedagogy from Shenandoah University and holds a Bachelor of Music from the University of Iowa. 

James Harp is well known in the Baltimore area as a pianist, organist, stage director, singer, composer, lecturer, writer and conductor. He is the Artistic Director of Lyric Opera Baltimore.

 

 

 

 


Conte is magnanimous on stage and enchants the audience with her silvery, agile, and powerful voice. — operapulse

Conte captured the mood well, her concluding high note ringing the rafters with clarity and triumph.— Leslie Weisman, dcmetrotheaterarts.com







AN EVENING OF SHOW MUSIC WITH TROY KOGER
$15.00
Saturday 6/08
6:00 pm
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Troy Koger returns to the cabaret at Germano's to deliver an evening filled with moving songs made popular by stage and screen! Accompanied by Tim McReynolds on piano, enjoy a variety songs from both past and present. From The Sound of Music to A Star is Born, you'll hear music from blockbuster films as well as the Broadway stage! 

A musical night for all ages! 

Troy Koger is a native of Baltimore, Maryland. As a graduate of the Baltimore School for the Arts, he has trained as a tenor vocalist and has continued to pursue a career in music and theater. "Baltimore's 2015 Voice of Pride!", Troy is praised for his versatility as a singer, maintaining a wide range of repertoire spanning many genres including classical, jazz, pop, and musical theater. He has performed with Baltimore's Stillpointe Theater Initiative, and has graced some of Baltimore's biggest stages, including the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall and Hippodrome Theater. Troy appears throughout the Maryland region. 

 

 


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ANDREW COLLINS TRIO
$15.00
Sunday 6/09
6:00 pm
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5x JUNO (Canada’s Grammy equivalent) nominee and 7x Canadian Folk Music Award winning mando-maestro Andrew Collins and his fellow Trio string-meisters just borrowed a page from basic carpentry, hitting the nail on the head with their new, double disc (1 all instrumentals, the other all w/ vocals), cleverly called “Tongue & Groove”.

The twin offering, which just got nominated for a CFMA, will be celebrated with a CD release party tonight in the Cabaret at Germano;s.

You may already know the wildly exploratory Andrew Collins through his work with The Foggy Hogtown Boys, the equally mind-bending Creaking Tree String Quartet or the Trio, itself – but you’ll never put a label on him for his approach to folk, newgrass, jazz and even some chamber-oriented roots music. Bending and blending genres, these musical shape shifters land somewhere between the re-imagined worlds of Béla Fleck and Newgrass invader, David Grisman.

His skills on mandolin, fiddle, guitar, mandola, mandocello and smooth vocals merge with the rich talents of Mike Mezzatesta (guitar, mandolin, fiddle, mandola) and James McEleney (bass, mandocello and vocals) and represent a back-to-basics visitation on what the band does best -- spontaneity of the stage and rapid-fire, improvisational exchanges. Appearing to live by the old adage, “idle hands are the devil’s workshop” Collins &  Co.’s dizzying number and energetic interplay of instruments on stage are likely keeping them just ahead of his grasp.

$15 advance: $20 at the door.


“The level of musicianship is outstanding, as you’d expect from a serial award winner such as Andrew Collins. He must be one of the best mandolin players in the business”
Americana – UK

 

“Light of touch, fast of wit, copiously imaginative, and a musical scholar of the highest distinction, Canada’s mandolin virtuoso pulls out all the stops”

Toronto Star

“The Andrew Collins Trio are consummate professionals on and off stage. Spellbinding and spectacular in musical performance, it’s matched with a wit and charm not often encountered in today’s music.”

Merlefest, NC

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JAM SESSION IN THE BAR
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Sunday 6/09
7:00 pm
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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. Or come just to listen, taking in the sounds of many different musicians, much like the small plates - piattini - that Germano's is famous for.








THE GOLDEN GAYS NYC PRIDE TOUR 2019
$25.00 - $35.00
Friday 6/14
6:00 pm
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Picture it: Baltimore, June 2019.  Kick off Baltimore Pride weekend with your favorite pals and confidants: The Golden Gays NYC!  Back for their third engagement at Germano's Cabaret, with a brand new show: celebrating all things Pride and The Golden Girls.  These hilarious broads will sing and dance their way through the show's most iconic moments, all while in search for their next #TokenSophia.  Will it be you?  "It's the new vaudeville for the new generation!  Hash that tag, Instagramma!"   








KINGS OF CROWNSVILLE
$10.00 - $15.00
Saturday 6/15
6:00 pm
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Annapolis-based act Kings of Crownsville are a roots Rock band with a New Orleans flavor. The brainchild of New Orleans-raised guitarist/singer/songwriterSteve 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.

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 behind the drums. Johnson's songs are destined to become classics.


"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

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RENÉE GEORGES PRESENTS... SONGS FOR OUR FATHERS: FATHER'S DAY JAZZ BRUNCH
$10.00 - $15.00
Sunday 6/16
12:00 pm
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Celebrate Dad, with a Jazz Sunday Brunch, upstairs in the Cabaret Room at Germano’s. Families are welcome. 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 for an afternoon of jazz, rhythm & blues and popular music.


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PARKER NOLEN IN "NOT EXACTLY PARIS"
$20.00
Sunday 6/16
6:00 pm
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Originally from Indianapolis, Parker Nolen  arrived in the Washington DC area in 2017 (by way of Seattle, San Francisco, Atlanta, Montreal, Nashville, Saint Louis, and Dallas). He is a classically-trained singer and for the last 30 years has performed with orchestras and chorales in concert halls across North America - notably Carnegie Hall (Mozart Requiem) and Davies Symphony Hall (Britten's War Requiem).  

Parker started solo jazz performances in 2010.  He is just as comfortable in a concert hall as he is a listening room and has been performing to steady acclaim on the cabaret and jazz scene since his debut at the Something COOL Cabaret Festival in San Francisco.   

His new cabaret, “Not Exactly Paris” is a journey through song and storytelling about dating as a gay man “of a certain age.


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JAM SESSION IN THE BAR
$0.00
Sunday 6/16
7:00 pm
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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. Or come just to listen, taking in the sounds of many different musicians, much like the small plates - piattini - that Germano's is famous for.








OPEN MIC NIGHT WITH MARY REILLY
$10.00
Wednesday 6/19
6:00 pm
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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.  








CHARLES COVINGTON TRIO
$20.00
Saturday 6/22
6:00 pm
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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.

Mr. Covington incorporates the styles of jazz greats in his jazz organ performance. Mr. Tatum, Bud Powell, and John Coltrane were some of the few who each achieved the colossal feat of amending the aesthetic of jazz styles–Mr. Covington achieved the colossal feat of demonstrating that it was possible to master all of these styles and to blend these disparate elements into a coherent, codified style by imposing the mark of his own personality.

Completely self-taught and gifted with perfect pitch, Mr. Covington has performed concerts at the White House, the Kennedy Center, the Peabody Conservatory of Music, the Baltimore Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, the Baltimore Museum of Art, and the Eubie Blake Cultural Center in Baltimore. He has performed internationally in Europe and China and has made numerous TV and radio appearances. In 1984-85 he served as producer and resident artist for “Jazz in the Marketplace” concert series at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor where he performed with many well-known guest artists. He also served as artist in residence for the syndicated TV talk show The Tim and Daphne Show and was the house pianist for the TV show BET On Jazz. Mr. Covington also wrote the music for a segment on America’s Most Wanted and played the music for The Crash of 29. Mr. Covington was also featured on the cover of Expo magazine as Jazz musician of the year in 1983.

Mr. Covington’s three years with George Benson from 1968 to 1971 included national tours, an appearance on Johnny Carson’s Tonight Show, and yielded the recording The Shape of Things to Come. He can also be heard on numerous other recordings such as J.J. Johnson’s Betwixed and Between, Ethel Ennis’s The Ten Sides of Ethel and Ethel: Live at the Martland Inn, Gary Thomas’s Exile’s Gate, O’ Donel Levy’s Black Velvet, Everything I Do Gonna Be Funky, Windows, Dawn a New Day, Breeding of Mind, and Nathan Page’s Page 1, Page 2, and Nathan Page Plays For The Pretty People.

Mr. Covington served on the faculty at Baltimore’s Peabody Conservatory of Music from 1979 until his retirement in 1999. Mr. Covington currently serves as a full time professor of music at Howard University in Washington, D.C. His biography was published in the sixth edition of Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers 2000, the most respected publication in the nation recognizing and honoring the nation’s finest teachers.

The driving force behind Mr. Covington is his lovely and talented wife Becky Covington, who is also his business manager. They met in 1960 and have been together ever since. They have two daughters, Tracy and Benita.

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. Mr. Covington incorporates the styles of jazz greats in his jazz organ performance. Mr. Tatum, Bud Powell, and John Coltrane were some of the few who each achieved the colossal feat of amending the aesthetic of jazz styles–Mr. Covington achieved the colossal feat of demonstrating that it was possible to master all of these styles and to blend these disparate elements into a coherent, codified style by imposing the mark of his own personality. Completely self-taught and gifted with perfect pitch, Mr. Covington has performed concerts at the White House an the Kennedy Center.


“A virtuoso pianist and spectacular talent, Covington’s musical performances are enlightening and entertaining . . .” “His mastery of the keyboard is astonishing.”



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JAM SESSION IN THE BAR
$0.00
Sunday 6/23
7:00 pm
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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. Or come just to listen, taking in the sounds of many different musicians, much like the small plates - piattini - that Germano's is famous for.








GUITARIST/COMPOSER MICHAEL DELALLA
$15.00
Sunday 6/30
12:00 pm
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Appearing for the first time at Germano’s, guitarist/composer Michael DeLalla has spent over 30 years serving up a delicious brew of his solo guitar compositions and arrangements drawn on musical traditions gathered worldwide, steeped with his classical training and seasoned with his jazz, and folk influences. His work celebrates his multi-cultural musical habitats in a variety of settings, from a capella  kan e diskan in Breton Gaelic, to evocations of Japanese koto music and the North African o’ud, to tweaking the nose of the classical music world with his raucous "Piece for Steel Drum (If I Played Steel Drum)" to his double homage for Benjamin Britten and Thelonious Monk (“Nocturnal Scenes ‘Round About Midnight”). 

A veteran touring artist, Michael has graced notable venues coast to coast, including The Fret House in California, North Carolina’s Piedmont Guitar Series, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and The Barns of Wolf Trap. His fluency on classical, 12-string, and steel-string acoustic guitar showcases gifted improvisation and dazzling technical facility that never sacrifices the richness and poignancy of his compositions.


“One of the very best acoustic guitarists in the world....music of the most exquisite order.”            

Matt Fink, All Music Guide

 

“… a sublime and uniquely crafted sonic landscape…DeLalla creates a sonic vibrancy on this CD that is rich, remarkable and revelatory.”

Minor 7th.com, about his recording This Is How I Disappear

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JAM SESSION IN THE BAR
$0.00
Sunday 6/30
7:00 pm
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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. Or come just to listen, taking in the sounds of many different musicians, much like the small plates - piattini - that Germano's is famous for.








TODD HARRISON TWINING AND FRIENDS: A PATRIOTIC CABARET
$0.00
Wednesday 7/03
6:00 pm
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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.








JAM SESSION IN THE BAR
$0.00
Sunday 7/07
7:00 pm
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Sunday 7/14
7:00 pm
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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. Or come just to listen, taking in the sounds of many different musicians, much like the small plates - piattini - that Germano's is famous for.








OPEN MIC NIGHT WITH MARY REILLY
$10.00
Wednesday 7/17
6:00 pm
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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.  








JAM SESSION IN THE BAR
$0.00
Sunday 7/21
7:00 pm
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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. Or come just to listen, taking in the sounds of many different musicians, much like the small plates - piattini - that Germano's is famous for.








KASH WRIGHT TRIO
$15.00
Saturday 7/27
6:00 pm
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“Classic jazz for the contemporary audience” has been the mantra for this band since its inception in 2010. Led by pianist/composer/arranger Prakash Wright, the trio focuses on original compositions and unique arrangements of jazz standards, hymns, and pop tunes by the likes of Prince, Sting, Stevie Wonder, and Michael Jackson. Bassist Mike Montgomery and drummer Bobby Beall round out this unique trio, whose fourth CD, Hymnology, Vol. II, is currently in postproduction.

Tonight the trio is joined by special guest Kevin Mittleman on guitar.

 


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JAM SESSION IN THE BAR
$0.00
Sunday 7/28
7:00 pm
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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. Or come just to listen, taking in the sounds of many different musicians, much like the small plates - piattini - that Germano's is famous for.








AN EVENING WITH TIME FOR A CHANGE JAZZ QUARTET
$15.00
Saturday 8/03
6:00 pm
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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.  Larry Haavik and Jim Voshell sing as well.  There are many songs that they do which would not be complete without hearing the wonderful lyrics. Joining the band this evening is featured local guest vocalist, Joey Haavik.


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JAM SESSION IN THE BAR
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Sunday 8/04
7:00 pm
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Sunday 8/11
7:00 pm
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Sunday 8/18
7:00 pm
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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. Or come just to listen, taking in the sounds of many different musicians, much like the small plates - piattini - that Germano's is famous for.








OPEN MIC NIGHT WITH MARY REILLY
$10.00
Wednesday 8/21
6:00 pm
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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.  








JAM SESSION IN THE BAR
$0.00
Sunday 8/25
7:00 pm
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Sunday 9/01
7:00 pm
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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. Or come just to listen, taking in the sounds of many different musicians, much like the small plates - piattini - that Germano's is famous for.








KINGS OF CROWNSVILLE
$10.00 - $15.00
Saturday 9/07
6:00 pm
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Annapolis-based act Kings of Crownsville are a roots Rock band with a New Orleans flavor. The brainchild of New Orleans-raised guitarist/singer/songwriterSteve 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.

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 behind the drums. Johnson's songs are destined to become classics.


"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

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JAM SESSION IN THE BAR
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Sunday 9/08
7:00 pm
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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. Or come just to listen, taking in the sounds of many different musicians, much like the small plates - piattini - that Germano's is famous for.








KEN BONFIELD
$20.00
Thursday 9/12
6:00 pm
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Fingerstyle Guitarist Ken Bonfield has performed throughout the United States for more than 20 years. Based in Gloucester, Massachusetts, Bonfield is a regular at guitar festivals, concert series, and acoustic venues across North America, and has released seven albums. His latest, Legacy, is a solo effort that focuses on harp and baritone guitars, with several new arrangements of original tunes Bonfield recorded on earlier albums.

Although he came out of the 1960’s folk tradition, Bonfield was closely associated with new-age music in the mid 90's. Today his sophisticated Americana compositions feature a solid dose of Celtic, jazz, and traditional folk influences that might best be described as American Baroque.

In his open-hearted, welcoming concerts, workshops and master classes, he shares new guitar dimensions and sonic explorations with his listeners. His compositions are performed with his unique "chamber ensemble" of handcrafted instruments ranging from baritone guitar to an 11-string harp guitar to a high-string guitar which Bonfield likens to a 6-string, Steel-String ukulele. 

Bonfield's work and calling is inspired by a deep love for the beauty, the sounds, and the craft of the acoustic guitar. Most of his compositions and arrangements utilize alternate tunings that extend the lower register of a standard guitar.

Bonfield has been a featured performer at some of the finest acoustic venues, coffee houses, music festivals, and guitar festivals in North America such as Club Passim, Eddie's Attic, Uncle Calvin's, Be Here Now, Acoustic Sounds Cafe, Kent State Folk Festival, Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, Montreal Guitar Festival, Newport Guitar Festival, and Healdsburg Guitar Festival, appearing with a wide range of icons and contemporary artists ranging from Arlo Guthrie to John Mayer, and includes songsmiths Garnet Rogers, Pierce Pettis, Dee Carstensen, Cosy Sheridan,and guitar legends Larry Corryell, Adrian Legg, Adam Miller, Ed Gerhard, Muriel Anderson, Stephen Bennett, Tim Sparks, Dakota Dave Hull, and countless others.


Ken Bonfield knocks me out. He plays with the two main ingredients I look for in a player; heart and passion. He's a player's player, and I'm a die hard fan. 

John Beland, Flying Burrito Bros.

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A JAZZ ODYSSEY WITH THE TIM MURPHY TRIO AND PAUL TEIE
$20.00
Saturday 9/14
6:00 pm
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Long-time pianist for Rumba Club, Tim Murphy, and his trio team with singer Paul Teie for an international journey of the jazz world.  Beginning at home, you will enjoy fresh versions of jazz standards.  Then a quick trip across the pond will land us in France, where you will relish the lush Gallic ballads of Michel LeGrand.  Then on to the beaches of Rio, where you will sway to the sambas of Antonio Carlos Jobim, before returning home where you will experience new standards by such innovative contemporary voices as Elvis Costello and Sting.  This promises to be an eclectic and electric night of jazz from talented local artists.  








JAM SESSION IN THE BAR
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Sunday 9/15
7:00 pm
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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. Or come just to listen, taking in the sounds of many different musicians, much like the small plates - piattini - that Germano's is famous for.








OPEN MIC NIGHT WITH MARY REILLY
$10.00
Wednesday 9/18
6:00 pm
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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.  








ADAM SWANSON
$15.00
Thursday 9/19
6:00 pm
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Adam Swanson is one of the world’s foremost performers of vintage American popular music, including ragtime, early jazz, the Great American Songbook, and more. He holds a bachelor’s in classical piano and a master’s in musicology from the Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University. Although he is only twenty-six years old, Adam has been a featured performer and lecturer at ragtime and jazz festivals across the United States, and he is the only four-time winner of the World Championship Old-Time Piano Playing Contest. He made his New York debut in Carnegie Hall at the age of nineteen, where he performed with Michael Feinstein. Adam has performed at the Cinecon Classic Film Festival in Hollywood and the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., as well as in Hungary, Switzerland, and Australia. He has worked with such musicians as Toronto’s John Arpin, former rock star Ian Whitcomb, and legendary 1950s recording artist Johnny Maddox, who was one of Adam’s greatest influences. Adam frequently performs at the historic Strater Hotel where he makes his home in Durango, Colorado. 


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ABBEY ROAD JAZZ ENSEMBLE
$15.00
Saturday 9/21
6:00 pm
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The Abbey Road Jazz Ensemble performs the Beatles catalogue in a whole new light. Based in Washington DC, ARJE is a quartet of talented jazz musicians who share a passion for the music of the Beatles. If you love jazz and you love The Beatles (McCartney-Lennon-Harrison) then of course you will LOVE The Abbey Road Jazz Ensemble! 

Bronson Hoover ~ Piano/Vocals

Craig Gildner ~ Guitar/Lead Vocals

Cyndy Elliott ~ Bass/Vocals

James Herron ~ Drums


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VICTORIA VOX /JACK AND THE VOX
$20.00
Sunday 9/22
6:00 pm
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Traveling from their home in Southern California, Jack & the Vox return to Baltimore for one night, on their way to the CT Ukulele Festival and then Europe! The husband-wife-duo, met at the Berklee College of Music in 1998 (where they both studied Songwriting), but only recently married in 2016. Victoria Vox, who was a Baltimore resident for 11 years, is an award-winning songwriter known for toting her ukulele around the world at festivals, clubs, and performing house concerts. Jack has childhood roots to St. Louis, but grew up in California since a young teen. He currently is the leader of SoCal’s country-rock band, Feed the Kitty, and plays nearly 300 shows a year. Considering their individual touring schedules, catching them at a show together is a real treat. They perform mostly all original material, stemming from Victoria’s repertoire, but also other co-written songs (either by Jack & the Vox, or by other songwriter-friends). Jack’s tasteful guitar playing and backing vocals to Victoria’s pure voice and rhythmic ukulele playing is a perfect match. And how!  Visit them online at  jackandthevox.com orvictoriavox.com.  


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JAM SESSION IN THE BAR
$0.00
Sunday 9/22
7:00 pm
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Sunday 9/29
7:00 pm
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Sunday 10/06
7:00 pm
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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. Or come just to listen, taking in the sounds of many different musicians, much like the small plates - piattini - that Germano's is famous for.








ROGER SCHMELZER "AN INTIMATE EVENING"
$25.00
Saturday 10/12
6:00 pm
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Roger Schmelzer returns to Germano’s with his upbeat and uplifting take on the American Songbook, described as “a journey back to Old World New York Cabaret.” He is directedby Marilyn Maye. 

Since making a critically acclaimed NYC bow in 2017, Roger has continued to spread a musical message of sunny optimism and downright fun. In addition to debuts in Baltimore and Seattle, he recently appeared at Carnegie Hall in a tribute toJerome Kern sponsored by the Mabel Mercer Foundation.

On piano is Jeffrey Harris, who accompanies Ms. Maye and music directs for Maureen McGovern and Lea Salonga

Roger’s CD, "About Now" was described by public radio as "Chock-full of the sorts of clever lyrics and lush arrangements that characterize songs for intimate settings from the last century to today." Tracks from “About Now" have been played extensively on radio stations and streaming services around the world.

Roger is Vice-Chair of the Great American Songbook Foundation founded by Michael Feinstein, is past board chair for The Cabaret in Indianapolis and raises money for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, the second largest funder of pediatric cancer research. By day, he serves as CEO of the National Conference of Insurance Guaranty Funds (NCIGF) with members in every state who protect insurance consumers in the rare circumstances when a property and casualty insurer fails.  Roger and his wife, Indianapolis actor Cindy Phillips have three grown children and a granddaughter!


“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 a singer with a charming and winning manner who has audiences in the palm of his hand.  Enjoy the kid glove treatment.” Sidney Meyer, Don’t Tell Mama, NYC 

 

“…a journey to Old World New York Cabaret...a master of the American Songbook” Arnaldo Inocentes, Artistic Director, Pacific Northwest Cabaret Association

 

“By the time he ended his set with “It’s a Miracle” the audience was in a cheerful mood, many dancing in their seats.” Michael Miyazaki, CabaretScenes

 

“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 

“…charming, quirky and original.” JASON GRAAE, cabaret artist
 
“Affable and engaging... the sincerity of his delivery and song choices reflect a personality marked by warmth and an empathetic attitude.” TOM ALVAREZ, The Indianapolis Examiner 

“The strength of "About Now" is the singer's overall likability factor and unpretentious way." ROB LESTER, Talkin’ Broadway 

 



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OPUS CONCERT THEATRE PRESENTS "NABUCCO"
$20.00
Sunday 10/13
12:00 pm
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Opus Concert Theatre proudly presents Giuseppe Verdi's masterpiece, Nabucco.  Direct from the Bible (587 BC books of Jeremiah & Daniel), Nabucco is the story of a leader (King of Babylon - Nebuchadnezzar)  who declares himself to be above the laws of God & Man. Nabucco has a love story that crosses religious/racial boundaries, faces political lies, manipulations for power, enslavement of the Jews (minorities) and God's final judgement and justice.  Semi-Staged Concert Version, with soloists, chorus, sung in English and Italian.

1:45 hours run time + :15 intermission = 2 hours total

 

Cast:

Nabucco, King of Babylon - Albert Niedel, baritone

Abigaille, supposedly his elder daughter - Jillian Finnamore, dramatic soprano

Fenena, his daughter - Diana Cantrelle, dramatic mezzo-soprano

Ismaele, nephew of the King of Jerusalem - Keith Craig, tenor

Zaccaria, High Priest of the Jews - Peter Tomaszewski, bass

Anna, Zaccaria's sister - Rachel Sitomer, lyric soprano

Abdallo, Babylonian soldier - Jim Li, tenor

High Priest of Bel - Tim Kjer, bass

Opus Concert Theatre Singer/Actors -People of Babylon, Hebrews, Soldiers

Jordan Randall Smith - Conductor

Ina Allen - Concert Pianist

Full Germano’s PIATTINI menu served with brunch specials.

 


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JAM SESSION IN THE BAR
$0.00
Sunday 10/13
7:00 pm
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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. Or come just to listen, taking in the sounds of many different musicians, much like the small plates - piattini - that Germano's is famous for.








OPEN MIC NIGHT WITH MARY REILLY
$10.00
Wednesday 10/16
6:00 pm
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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.  








KINGS OF CROWNSVILLE
$10.00 - $15.00
Saturday 10/19
6:00 pm
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Annapolis-based act Kings of Crownsville are a roots Rock band with a New Orleans flavor. The brainchild of New Orleans-raised guitarist/singer/songwriterSteve 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.

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 behind the drums. Johnson's songs are destined to become classics.


"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

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OPUS CONCERT THEATRE PRESENTS "NABUCCO"
$20.00
Sunday 10/20
12:00 pm
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Opus Concert Theatre proudly presents Giuseppe Verdi's masterpiece, Nabucco.  Direct from the Bible (587 BC books of Jeremiah & Daniel), Nabucco is the story of a leader (King of Babylon - Nebuchadnezzar)  who declares himself to be above the laws of God & Man. Nabucco has a love story that crosses religious/racial boundaries, faces political lies, manipulations for power, enslavement of the Jews (minorities) and God's final judgement and justice.  Semi-Staged Concert Version, with soloists, chorus, sung in English and Italian.

1:45 hours run time + :15 intermission = 2 hours total

 

Cast:

Nabucco, King of Babylon - Albert Niedel, baritone

Abigaille, supposedly his elder daughter - Jillian Finnamore, dramatic soprano

Fenena, his daughter - Diana Cantrelle, dramatic mezzo-soprano

Ismaele, nephew of the King of Jerusalem - Keith Craig, tenor

Zaccaria, High Priest of the Jews - bass

Anna, Zaccaria's sister - Rachel Sitomer, lyric soprano

Abdallo, Babylonian soldier - tenor

High Priest of Bel - bass

Opus Concert Theatre Singer/Actors -People of Babylon, Hebrews, Soldiers

Full Germano’s PIATTINI menu served with brunch specials.


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JAM SESSION IN THE BAR
$0.00
Sunday 10/20
7:00 pm
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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. Or come just to listen, taking in the sounds of many different musicians, much like the small plates - piattini - that Germano's is famous for.








AN EVENING OF ECLECTIC SONGS WITH CHARISMA WOOTEN
$20.00
Saturday 10/26
6:00 pm
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“The performer’s name and title [says] it all – a mix of interesting material delivered with panache.

Charisma Wooten’s most endearing characteristic is a deep respect for the cabaret performing tradition and her desire to share it with her audience.  In this concert she [pays] tribute to icons such as Mabel Mercer, Billie Holiday, Eartha Kitt, and Josephine Baker.  Indeed, the highlight of the evening [is] “I Can’t Give You Anything But Love” in the style of Rose Murphy (The Chee Chee Girl) and Louis Armstrong.

Other highlights [include] a jazzy take on Mac David and Elmer Bernstein’s “A Walk on the Wild Side” and a worldly-wise reading of Bernard Ighner‘s “Everything Must Change.”


"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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JAM SESSION IN THE BAR
$0.00
Sunday 10/27
7:00 pm
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Sunday 11/03
7:00 pm
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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. Or come just to listen, taking in the sounds of many different musicians, much like the small plates - piattini - that Germano's is famous for.








AN EVENING WITH THE LARRY BROWN QUARTET
$20.00
Saturday 11/09
6:00 pm
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Pianist Larry Brown leads one of the most accomplished straight-ahead jazz groups in the Mid-Atlantic area.

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 (WAMA) as the Best Jazz Group for 2009. The group’s celebrated release, “Hard Bop Café” was recognized by WAMA as the Best Jazz Recording for 2006 with a Wammie award.  

As an undergraduate at Towson University, Larry studied with Stan Kenton’s favorite arranger/composer, Hank Levy. He performed with and composed for the lauded Towson University Jazz Ensemble. With a Bachelors Degree in Music Theory Larry attended graduate school at Catholic University, where he received his Master of Music degree after studying Composition and Electronic Music with the legendary Emerson Myers.  

Recognized with Wammie Awards for Best Jazz Group for 2006, 2008, and again for 2009, Larry also received a Wammie for Best Jazz Recording in 2002 for his CD “The Long Goodbye”, recorded at National Public Radio, npr.Larry has appeared on the national jazz cable channel BET On Jazz show “Jazz Discovery” where he won in the instrumentalist category, and has appeared on their show “Jazz Scene” as a featured artist. Larry has also received several Wammie nominations for Best Jazz Instrumentalist, and Best Jazz Recording (“Peace”, “Dryden Street Sessions”).

The Larry Brown Quintet features Larry Brown on piano, Kent Miller on bass, Greg Holloway on drums, Thad Wilson on trumpet, and Peter Fraize on tenor sax.  Larry records exclusively on Lush Life Records and his recordings are produced by Jerry O’Sullivan.  


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”. 

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JAM SESSION IN THE BAR
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Sunday 11/10
7:00 pm
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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. Or come just to listen, taking in the sounds of many different musicians, much like the small plates - piattini - that Germano's is famous for.








KINGS OF CROWNSVILLE
$10.00 - $15.00
Saturday 11/16
6:00 pm
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Annapolis-based act Kings of Crownsville are a roots Rock band with a New Orleans flavor. The brainchild of New Orleans-raised guitarist/singer/songwriterSteve 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.

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 behind the drums. Johnson's songs are destined to become classics.


"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

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JAM SESSION IN THE BAR
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Sunday 11/17
7:00 pm
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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. Or come just to listen, taking in the sounds of many different musicians, much like the small plates - piattini - that Germano's is famous for.








OPEN MIC NIGHT WITH MARY REILLY
$10.00
Wednesday 11/20
6:00 pm
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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.  








JAM SESSION IN THE BAR
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Sunday 11/24
7:00 pm
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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. Or come just to listen, taking in the sounds of many different musicians, much like the small plates - piattini - that Germano's is famous for.








CHRISTINE THOMAS AND MICHAEL TAN IN "DIND-A-KING, I FEEL SO CHRISTMASY!"
$20.00
Saturday 11/30
6:00 pm
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Ding-a-ling, I Feel So Christmas-y! captures the holiday spirit from madcap to meditation, with a few stops along the way at madness and merriment. Christine Thomas and Michael Tan present an entertaining evening of songs familiar and new (and some familiar and new, at the same time!) from musicals, movies, TV, and sanctuaries of various faiths.  Kick off the Christmas season with some Crabs for Christmas, spend your Hanukkah in Santa Monica, and enjoy All Those Christmas Clichés. 

Mezzo-soprano Christine Thomas has performed everything from the motets of J.S. Bach to the melodies of Irving Berlin to the minimalism of Philip Glass. The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel called her voice“an amazing instrument.” The Washington Post said, “her voice is lovely and her stage presence is natural and full of vitality." Backstage Baltimore referred to her as "a vocal powerhouse." Recent performances include Marmee in Little Women (in which she also made her directing debut), Rachel Lynde in Memoirs of Anne, the Housekeeper in Man of La Mancha (for which she was nominated for a WATCH award), Mother Abbess in Sound of Music, and in Faust  as a chorister with the Washington National Opera. As a cabaret artist, Ms. Thomas has appeared at Germano's in Little Italy as well as at Spotlighters, and in venues in Milwaukee and NYC. She is the owner and proprietor of Mezzoid Voice Studio in Baltimore, where she helps up-and-coming singers become curiously strong singers. More info at www.mezzoid.com
 

Michael Tan is a local music director, with more than 50 shows in seven local theatres over the last 14 years. His favorites include: First Date, Das Barbecü; Evita; Altar Boyz; Into the Woods; Company; Avenue Q; A Little Night Music; The Great American Trailer Park Musical; Sweeney Todd; Bare: a Pop Opera; Six Dead Queens and An Inflatable Henry (American Premiere); Falsettos; Sunday In The Park With George; and The Spitfire Grill. He directed the BPF musical Unraveled on the Gravel (World Premiere, 2nd Best Production). His favorite onstage roles include Michael Novak (God of Carnage), Murray (The Odd Couple), Gregor/Papa and the Arbiter (Chess), The Senator (Hello Again), and Officer Murphy/Frank Maurrant u/s-one performance in role (Street Scene). To pay the bills, he is the Director of the Center for Alternative and Supported Education - ACCESS at the Community College of Baltimore County, providing programming to adults with developmental disabilities.

 


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JAM SESSION IN THE BAR
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Sunday 12/01
7:00 pm
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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. Or come just to listen, taking in the sounds of many different musicians, much like the small plates - piattini - that Germano's is famous for.








AN EVENING WITH ALI RYERSON
$20.00
Saturday 12/07
6:00 pm
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Back by popular demand, internationally renowned jazz flutist Ali Ryerson returns to Germano’s in Trio for a special holiday appearance, joined by two of her favorite local musicians on piano and bass. 

Photo credit: Dennis Guillaume 


Consistently ranked among the top flutists in the Downbeat Jazz Poll for well over a decade,  Ali has recorded and/or toured with jazz greats such as Red Rodney, Roy Haynes, Kenny Barron, Kenny Werner, Frank Wess, Hubert Laws, Stephane Grappelli, Harold Danko, Art Farmer, Mike Mainieri, and Joe Beck, as well as a guest appearance with Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. 

Ryerson has released over two dozen albums on major jazz labels, including Concord Records, DMP, Capri, and legendary jazz producer Bob Thiele’s final jazz label, Red Baron. When Ryerson’s groundbreaking Jazz Flute Big Band released their debut CD, Game Changer on Capri Records, the album hit the ‘TOP 10’ on the US Jazz Charts for six straight weeks. 

 

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JAM SESSION IN THE BAR
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Sunday 12/08
7:00 pm
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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. Or come just to listen, taking in the sounds of many different musicians, much like the small plates - piattini - that Germano's is famous for.








RENÉE GEORGES PRESENTS... SONGS OF THE SEASON
$10.00 - $20.00
Saturday 12/14
6:00 pm
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Join me at Germano's for my fourth, annual Songs of the Season winter concert. Enjoy a variety of seasonal songs: jazz arrangements, popular tunes and holiday favorites to help you get cozy in the wonderful setting of the Cabaret Room. Melt away those winter blues and let your heart be warmed this December, with the gift of song. I will be joined by a wonderful trio of friends.


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JAM SESSION IN THE BAR
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Sunday 12/15
7:00 pm
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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. Or come just to listen, taking in the sounds of many different musicians, much like the small plates - piattini - that Germano's is famous for.








OPEN MIC NIGHT WITH MARY REILLY
$10.00
Wednesday 12/18
6:00 pm
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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.  








THE WORTHY BROTHERS MUSIC GROUP
$20.00
Saturday 12/21
6:00 pm
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The Worthy Brothers Music Group started with three brothers who grew up playing jazz together. Their unmistakable bond is evident in the high level of cohesiveness when they play. The original Worthy Brothers trio consisted of renowned instrumentalist Aaron Worthy, local legend and piano virtuoso Zachary Worthy, and acclaimed professional bass player Eric Worthy. They still play jazz, but also play different formats as a trio as well as with other professional musicians.








JAM SESSION IN THE BAR
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Sunday 12/22
7:00 pm
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Sunday 12/29
7:00 pm
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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. Or come just to listen, taking in the sounds of many different musicians, much like the small plates - piattini - that Germano's is famous for.








GIFT CERTIFICATE
$25.00 - $200.00
    
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Gift certificates are available for lunch or dinner at the new Germano's PIATTINI.  Truffle pizza, fried long-stem artichokes, grilled calamari,  Castelvetrano olives, Kobe beef meatballs, red beet ravioli and, yes, back by popular demand our Nonna's lasagna.  Abundant vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options and we are a nut-free facility.  When we say "everyone on your list" we mean EVERYONE!

Gift certificates are also redeemable for tickets to a show in our upstairs Cabaret at Germano's.   Whether you are shopping for friends, family or business acquaintances, fans of classical, rock, bluegrass, jazz,  Broadway, Shakespeare... the Great American Songbook, tickets to a live performance are appreciated by all.  

Buy online or, if you prefer, bring us your gift list, and while we prepare your gift certificates, join us for drinks and piattini  in our new PIATTINI bar with Happy Hour prices from 5pm to 7pm.  Or send us your list in advance and we will have your order wrapped and ready for pickup.