JAM SESSION IN THE BAR
$0.00
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.








THE MUSIC OF MICHAEL RAITZYK IN THE BAR
$0.00
Tuesday 5/28
6:00 pm
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The Bar at Germano’s is the place to be on Tuesday nights as master guitarist Michael Raitzyk treats us to jazz, Irish, Scottish, Klezmer, rock, pop and original tunes. 








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.








"HAMILTON" UNPLUGGED WITH ELLEN KATZ, EDUCATOR AND ENTERTAINER
$15.00
Tuesday 6/04
6:00 pm
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Let Ellen Katz dazzle you with the sheer brilliance of “Hamilton”. Baltimore’s Best Broadway educator connects you to the music and story of America’s amazing founding father. With exciting visuals and music she tells his story in a unique and creative presentation that both stands on its own and will enhance your “Hamilton” experience when the Broadway phenomenon comes to Baltimore this summer.

Doors open at 6pm for pre-show dining.  

Attend both sessions!

June 4 

ACT 1- HAMILTON’S JOURNEY TO MANHATTAN FROM ST. CROIX AND HIS RISE FROM IMMIGRANT TO THE HERO OF THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR.  HEAR A VARIETY (NOT JUST RAP) OF BRILLIANT SONGS BY GEORGE WASHINGTON, LAFAYETTE, AND  HAMILTON’S GORGEOUS WIFE, ELIZA.

June 11 

ACT 2- SEE HAMILTON’S VISION OF SHAPING THE CONSTITUTION AND OUR COUNTRY’S FINANCIAL SYSTEM.  HEAR THE SONGS OF HIS MISTRESS, MARIA REYNOLDS, AND AARON BURR, HIS POLITICAL RIVAL. BE AMAZED BY HIS LEGACY TOLD IN THE INSPIRING MUSIC THAT CAPTURES HIS LIFE STORY.

 








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







MANDO KIDS BUSKING IN LITTLE ITALY
$0.00
Saturday 6/08
12:00 pm
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Mando For Kids will be busking outside Germano’s in the heart of Little Italy on June 8 and June 9 to raise money to send the first graduates of the Mando for Kids program to study with Maestro Carlo Aonzo for one week in Italy in August 2019.  

How you can help:

Donate at mandoforkids.org

Follow on Facebook at mandoforkidsbaltimore

Visit us at Germano’s for lunch on Saturday, June 8 and Sunday, June 9 and enjoy the beautiful music of these talented and dedicated emerging artists!

Mando for Kids is a no cost program dedicated to teaching children the art of playing classical music.

 

 


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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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MANDO KIDS BUSKING IN LITTLE ITALY
$0.00
Sunday 6/09
12:00 pm
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Mando For Kids will be busking outside Germano’s in the heart of Little Italy on June 8 and June 9 to raise money to send the first graduates of the Mando for Kids program to study with Maestro Carlo Aonzo for one week in Italy in August 2019.  

How you can help:

Donate at mandoforkids.org

Follow on Facebook at mandoforkidsbaltimore

Visit us at Germano’s for lunch on Saturday, June 8 and Sunday, June 9 and enjoy the beautiful music of these talented and dedicated emerging artists!

Mando for Kids is a no cost program dedicated to teaching children the art of playing classical music.

 

 


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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
$0.00
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.








MAX AND LUKE'S SENIOR CABARET
$10.00
Monday 6/10
6:00 pm
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Luke Sabracos and Max Cortezi are excited to share the stage one final time before they head off to college. Join us as we sing classics from some of our favorite shows, bands, and moments in our lives. 








"HAMILTON" UNPLUGGED WITH ELLEN KATZ, EDUCATOR AND ENTERTAINER
$15.00
Tuesday 6/11
6:00 pm
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Let Ellen Katz dazzle you with the sheer brilliance of “Hamilton”. Baltimore’s Best Broadway educator connects you to the music and story of America’s amazing founding father. With exciting visuals and music she tells his story in a unique and creative presentation that both stands on its own and will enhance your “Hamilton” experience when the Broadway phenomenon comes to Baltimore this summer.

Doors open at 6pm for pre-show dining.  

Attend both sessions!

June 4 

ACT 1- HAMILTON’S JOURNEY TO MANHATTAN FROM ST. CROIX AND HIS RISE FROM IMMIGRANT TO THE HERO OF THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR.  HEAR A VARIETY (NOT JUST RAP) OF BRILLIANT SONGS BY GEORGE WASHINGTON, LAFAYETTE, AND  HAMILTON’S GORGEOUS WIFE, ELIZA.

June 11 

ACT 2- SEE HAMILTON’S VISION OF SHAPING THE CONSTITUTION AND OUR COUNTRY’S FINANCIAL SYSTEM.  HEAR THE SONGS OF HIS MISTRESS, MARIA REYNOLDS, AND AARON BURR, HIS POLITICAL RIVAL. BE AMAZED BY HIS LEGACY TOLD IN THE INSPIRING MUSIC THAT CAPTURES HIS LIFE STORY.

 








RIDGE RUNNERS PERFORM IN THE BAR
$0.00
Tuesday 6/11
6:00 pm
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Ridge Runners is a Baltimore-based Folk & Americana trio. Sisters Bekah, Grace, and Abigail offer tight 3-part harmony and eclectic instrumentation with covers including songs by Fleet Foxes, First Aid Kit, Mountain Man and more. The unique tones brought together in harmony create an effortless blend of voices, reflecting the diverse yet synchronized dynamic between sisters.

Abigail Czajkowski
Vocals & Guitar

Grace Czajkowski
Vocals, Flute, & Percussion

Rebekah Highfield
Vocals, Violin, Autoharp, Dulcimer, Harmonica


“Interesting band, fun sound.”

— JOSH HIGHFIELD, 2018

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THE GOLDEN GAYS NYC PRIDE TOUR 2019
$25.00 - $35.00
Friday 6/14
6:00 pm
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The Golden Gays NYC Present: 

A Golden Girls Musical Game Show! 

World Pride Tour 2019

Direct from Off-Broadway, it’s The Golden Girls musical drag parody for the NEW generation.  

Picture it: Baltimore Pride, June, 2019.  Sophia Petrillo has gone missing!  Your favorite pals and confidants Dorothy, Blanche, and Rose must travel down the road and back again across America to find her.  The hip old grannies take you on a musical journey through The Golden Girls’ favorite game shows! Lucky audience members will become contestants, interacting directly with your bosom buddies, while competing to become the next #TokenSophia. Grab That Dough!  Prizes! Songs! Jeopardy Dream Sequences!  Oh My!  Toto, we’re not in Miami anymore, sugar.    

Tickets: 
$25 General Admission 

$35 VIP - Includes premium front reserved seating, GGNYC swag, and an official #TokenSophia photo following the show with the cast starring YOU as Sophia!  We provide the wig, glasses, and handbag.  You provide the Sicilian attitude.

*Get your tickets early- Previous shows have sold out!  

The Golden Gays NYC (or GGNYC) burst onto the scene in 2017- first at RuPaul's DragCon then at the famed Rue-La-Rue Cafe. What began as a flash mob extravaganza has skyrocketed to sold-out engagements, tours, and cruises all over New York City and beyond. In the summer of 2018, their hit musical "Hot Flashbacks" premiered to rave reviews Off-Broadway at Theatre Row.   You can frequently find the girls at The Laurie Beechman Theatre, New York's premier destination for queens from RuPaul's Drag Race.  Pride Tour 2019 marks the thirdsuccessful GGNYC tour, each expanding their reach further across America. First, "Hot Flashbacks"followed by their Christmas spectacular "Thank Yule For Being A Friend" played to enthusiastic audiences in Baltimore, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Rochester, Cumberland (MD), New Hope (PA), and Asbury Park (NJ), where their brunch shows at The Asbury Hotel have become an iconic staple of the community.  Look for the GGNYC booth at RuPaul’s DragCon NYC every September.  The ladies are breaking into the Florida circuit later this December when “Thank Yule For Being A Friend” plays a two week residency at the Empire Stage in Fort Lauderdale.  You can also catch GGNYC sailing on the high seas with Celebrity cruises: first in August with Vacaya, then in February 2020 with Flip Phone Events’ “Golden Fans at Sea”.   

The Golden Gays NYC stars Jason B. Schmidt (as Dorothy), Andy Crosten (as Blanche), and Gerry Mastrolia (as Rose) along with Musical Director, Mason Griffin. A musical parody, their shows consist of live singing and dancing, along with hilarious sketches from the television show's most memorable moments.


“It’s like vaudeville for the new generation!”

“They had me laughing so hard my cheeks hurt!”

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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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THE EVERLY BROTHERS TRIBUTE FATHER'S DAY SHOW
$15.00
Sunday 6/16
12:00 pm
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The Everly Brothers influenced countless artists including the Beatlesthe Beach Boys and Bob Dylan.  Their timeless songs and seamless harmonies blended genres and continue to bring together generations.  This Father's Day, join us for a special live celebration of this enduring catalog with father/daughter duo Jon and Laura Banner and company.  Hear classic songs like "All I Have to Do Is Dream", "Bye Bye Love", "Cathy's Clown" and more, while enjoying a special Father's Day brunch menu.  Make your reservations now.








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.








THE MUSIC OF MICHAEL RAITZYK
$0.00
Tuesday 6/18
6:00 pm
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The Bar at Germano’s is the place to be on Tuesday nights as master guitarist Michael Raitzyk treats us to jazz, Irish, Scottish, Klezmer, rock, pop and original tunes. 








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.  








AN EVENING WITH TIME FOR A CHANGE JAZZ QUARTET
$15.00
Friday 6/21
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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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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OTHERWORLD
$15.00
Sunday 6/23
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 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.








THE MUSIC OF MICHAEL RAITZYK
$0.00
Tuesday 6/25
6:00 pm
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The Bar at Germano’s is the place to be on Tuesday nights as master guitarist Michael Raitzyk treats us to jazz, Irish, Scottish, Klezmer, rock, pop and original tunes. 








AN INTIMATE EVENING OF CABARET WITH MARIAH BONNER
$20.00
Thursday 6/27
6:00 pm
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Mariah Bonner is a Baltimore born actress, singer and producer. She was classically trained at The Guildhall School of Music& Drama in London, and has appeared in films, television and theater productions in Los Angeles, London, Paris and New York. She is best known for her leading roles in John Hyams’ UNIVERSAL SOLDIER: DAY OF RECKONING and STARVE, directed by Griff Furst. 

Television credits include CSI, Rules of Engagement, Switched at Birth and Scorpion. 

On stage, Mariah has portrayed a variety of characters from Ariel in The Tempest to Alice in You Can't Take It With You and Camille in Charles Lundlum's Camille. 

Her producing credits include the short film ELISA, a television pilot entitled The Foreigners, and an original play, Breather, which premiered in 2017 at the Hollywood Fringe Festival. Mariah has acted in each of her own productions and won a Best Actress award for her role in ELISA from the Short Stop Film Festival. 

She is delighted to be home in Baltimore, and would like to especially thank her mother, Elizabeth, for encouraging her in her artistic pursuits.

"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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GEOVANE SANTOS: BRAZILIAN JAZZ
$20.00
Friday 6/28
6:00 pm
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Currently a local presence in the New Orleans music scene, Geovane Santos, a native Brazilian from the city of Belo Horizonte, is a guitarist, composer, arranger, vocalist, educator, and awardee of the 2017 Louis Armstrong Foundation Jazz Composer Award through ASCAP in association with the University of New Orleans (UNO).

Having his guitar and his voice as bridges to bring Brazilian music to American audiences, Santos’ repertoire is filled with less known selections as well as innovative arrangements of old standards taking a new approach to Brazilian music fusing it with Bebop improvisation, New Orleans funk, West African rhythms and Caribbean beats.


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THE MARK KRAEMER QUARTET
$20.00
Saturday 6/29
6:00 pm
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Mark Kraemer is an extraordinary musician, saxophonist, composer and recording artist, specializing in bebop, R&B and gospel styles. Mark’s sound and approach exemplifies his musical influences and life experiences. He plays alto, soprano and tenor saxophones, piano and wind controller. Mark comes from a family of accomplished musicians. His aunt taught him to play piano at age 6. His father taught him clarinet at age 7 and at 8 years of age he performed his first jazz piece with an upright bassist, piano and drummer. He attended Peabody Institute where he studied clarinet. He picked up the alto saxophone at age 12 and led his own group. At 15 he joined a popular show band with a 4 piece horn section and 5 vocalists. He played in various rock and roll bands in and around Baltimore. In Los Angeles, he studied saxophone with studio musician, Terry Harrington, and jazz theory and improvisation with vibraphonist and recording artist, Charlie Shoemake. He moved back to Baltimore where he studied with saxophonist Gary Bartz. He has performed at Artscape, Blues Alley, Bohemian Caverns, and Sweet Lorraine in New Orleans, Baltimore Washington Jazz Festival,  River Center Theater of the Performing Arts, Alys Robinson Theater Center, Birmingham Alabama, Brooklyn Exposure NYC, River Center Performing Arts Center,Baton Rouge, and the Gulf Coast Colosseum in Biloxi, Mississippi.

Tonight Mark performs with Mark Graham on bass, Phil Heiliger on piano and Lurenda Featherstone on drums.  The repertoire will include Charlie Parker, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, Gary Bartz, Grover Washington, David Sanborn and some Kraemer originals.


“Playing saxophone is an extension of my soul, playing jazz is a way of life.”

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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
$15.00
Tuesday 7/02
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.








CONTRASTS: AN EVENING WITH ALISSA ROCA AND JASON MULLIGAN
$15.00
Friday 7/05
6:00 pm
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Acclaimed soprano, Alissa Roca, and internationally performed composer, Jason Mulligan present an evening full of music that paints some iconic, and not so iconic, conflicts in new light; the wolf and the sheep, cat versus dog, a girl stepping on a flower versus a mythical man-eating plant.  Come on a musical journey with us through classical art songs, musical theater, opera, and pop music from 1700 to modern day.

Alissa is currently based out of Dallas, TX where she has performed as a soloist with the Dallas Wind Symphony, Dallas Opera, and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.  Comfortable in a wide range of styles, she is most well known for her performances of contemporary music having premiered over sixteen pieces in less than a decade.  Jason is based out of Durham, NC where he is pursuing a PhD in music composition at Duke University.  However, with a masters degree from Peabody he is no stranger to Charm City.  The two have been collaborating regularly since the day they met in Miami, FL almost 8 years ago and they are excited to perform for the patrons of Germano's.

They will also be joined on a few numbers by Brian Tracey, a fellow Peabody alumnus and fantastic clarinetist who is sure to add an extra burst of excitement to the program.  So join them for an evening full of old classics, neglected gems, and some occasional banter along the way!

 


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MICHAEL A. BROWN, SR. IN "A NIGHT FOR MUSIC LOVERS"
$20.00
Saturday 7/06
6:00 pm
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Michael A Brown, Sr. will be joined by accompanist Kevin Hutt, Jr.

Kevin Hutt, Jr.  a native of Howard County, Maryland is a classically trained pianist and violinist. He studied piano with world renowned pianist Yuliya Gorenman and Violin with Dr. Teri Lazar.  A former member of the American University Symphony Orchestra where he was associate concert master.

Get your tickets for a night that will feature a spectrum of music from a little R & B to The Big Band Sounds of Frank Sinatra.


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JAM SESSION IN THE BAR
$0.00
Sunday 7/07
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.








DEBORA GALAN
$20.00
Friday 7/12
6:00 pm
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Spanish vocalist and song-writer Debora Galan has performed on both coasts of the United States as well as in Canada, Mexico, and Spain, covering a variety of genres including Latin, jazz, R & B and contemporary Christian music.  Currently residing in San Diego, she performs frequently on the West Coast as a guest vocalist and with her own ensemble, Silk. The group features some of Southern California’s leading musicians. Before moving to San Diego, she began her professional career in Washington, D.C. in Latin jazz and salsa clubs, performing with top-ranked bands and opening for major artists.

 

Galan’s first album as a leader, All About Love(2016) features ten original compositions exploring the various aspects of love, from enchantment to heartbreak. Lyrics on two tracks are sung in Spanish. Produced by Emmy-winning Latin/world music producer Allan Phillips, the CD enjoyed frequent spins on West Coast radio and was scheduled for East Coast and European distribution in 2017.  Reacting to the new CD, David Barron of KSDS said, “Love it! Will be playing it often,” while Jay Michaels of Magic 92.5 lauded her “beautiful angelic voice.” Ron Hamilton of WRJR calls her music “a marriage of jazz and pop, but so much more.” Galan has also recorded on Vassilis Sotiriou’s album, Live Your Life (2017), Gregg Manning’s Dance with You (2014), Jon Ciccareli’s The Journey (2008), and Steven Ybarra’s Love, Love, Love (2007) and many more.


With a powerful voice and soul in spades, Debora Galán is a true talent.”

San Diego Troubadour

“Love it! Will be playing it often ”

David Barron of KSDS 88.3 FM

“Debora Galan brings passion, style, charm and equally energetic and delicate tones to this seamless work of art.”

Jazz Quarterly

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CHARM CITY JUNCTION
$20.00
Saturday 7/13
6:00 pm
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From dance inducing Old Time rhythms and foot stomping Irish melodies to hard-driving Bluegrass, Baltimore-based acoustic roots quartet Charm City Junction creates a fresh soundscape that keeps listeners on the edge of their seats wondering where they'll go next. Featuring fiddle, clawhammer banjo, button accordion and upright bass, this quartet isn’t afraid to take roots music to new places — but always with an eye on tradition. 


Formed in 2014, Charm City Junction has taken the acoustic music scene by storm performing around the country gaining high praise along the way for their high-energy, captivating and dynamic performances. Patrick McAvinue, 2017 IBMA Fiddle Player of the Year, takes charge with his virtuosic, powerful and musical approach to the fiddle. Clawhammer banjo wizard Brad Kolodner adds his playful, driving, melodic and groovy Old-Time touch. Sean McComiskey, soars through the tunes and fills the gaps with his soulful button accordion playing. The versatile bassist Alex Lacquement drives the train, locking everything together with his commanding and tasteful choices. Drawing from separate musical backgrounds, the four members have found a common ground on which to develop their unique approach. Since releasing their highly anticipated debut album Charm City Junction on Patuxent Music in the fall of 2015, they have performed prestigious festivals including Grey Fox, Old Songs, Bristol Rhythm & Roots, Delaware Valley Bluegrass Festival and an appearance at the Kennedy Center. They released their second full-length album, Duckpin, in the summer of 2018. The record debuted at #6 on the Billboard Bluegrass charts. 


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CARVING LIVE WITH LORRAINE IMWOLD
$45.00
Sunday 7/14
1:00 pm
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Carving Live With Lorraine Imwold

Learn the basics of designing, carving, and printing your own fine art print from still life or imagination.

All supplies are provided, just bring your creativity. 

Learn how to prepare a quick sketch to be transferred to your print block, the proper knife skills and how to prioritize your carving strokes to get the most of your design.  Each artist will go home with at least one hand pulled fine art print of their work and their print block (you can print from them again!)

Lorraine Imwold:

Baltimore based printmaker, who as an untrained artist is constantly seeking growth and evolution through art. Experimenting with different medias, and materials, subject matters expands and informs her printmaking. Specializing in Live and En Plein Air printmaking, she works to create art that is timely and meaningful for the audience or exhibit.

$45.00  (Includes class fee and lunch, taxes and gratuity )

 


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JAM SESSION IN THE BAR
$0.00
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.








THE TWO'S - PUSH ON - EP RELEASE TOUR
$15.00
Tuesday 7/16
6:00 pm
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Imagine a child of the 80s/90s underground scene falling in with a 70s prog, classically-trained cellist. What do ya get? An unexpected, genre-bending sound. The New Orleans-based acoustic duo, The Two’s, are hitting the road this summer with their new release, Push On

The Two’s new EP release Push On showcases the duo’s musical styles, covering rock, roots, bluegrass, and classical. Ruby - the band octopus - sings while driving the music on guitar and foot drums. Using a few choice effects, Suki weaves texture and force into every song. Playing original music and re-imagined covers, The Two’s  have opened for such acts as rock legend Heart, international pop star Zucchero, Tim Reynolds, and have procured licenses on shows such as “Nip/Tuck.”

About Ruby Rendrag

Ruby – the band octopus- plays guitar, footdrums, sings and writes most of The Two’s original material. She was born at Ochsner to a Houma Indian mother and a banjo playing, West Virginian father. Ruby has been a part of the New Orleans music scene for over 18 years performing as a solo artist and as a side woman with many local acts. She lives a life immersed in music. As owner and manager of NOLA Muse, she helps local, national and international artists plan and execute their recording projects. Ruby, the band octopus, delivers a sultry vocal while setting the groove with her guitar and foot-drum kit, and infuses The Two’s with her bluegrass-Led Zeppelin-80’s underground influences.

About Suki Kuehn

Our cellist Suki Kuehn was made in Japan (a Navy brat). Growing up he was exposed by his parents to every kind of classical and theatrical music.  Although he became an engineer, Suki has studied cello “on the side” from the fifth grade on. He has lived throughout the US, finally settling in New Orleans after a stint driving subs for the Navy. He plays either an old French cello that for who-knows-how-long lived in a barn south of Paris, or a battered German cello bought from an ancient woman in a dark French Quarter alley. Using a few choice effects, Suki weaves texture and force into every song, hinting at rock, folk, jazz and classical influences.


“...this band from New Orleans has created a distinct sound and musical mood of their own... It's that renegade, freewheeling approach to music …., which gives the band their charm." -   Muse-ical Graffiti Online Magazine

 
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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.  








GENTLE TEMPER AND THE FLY BIRDS
$8.00
Thursday 7/18
6:00 pm
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Gentle Temper: 
In 2016 Ryan Meier and Marion Earley split from their respective bands to embark on a new project, Gentle Temper. Self-described as the ocean folk duo, over the course of their formation they explored newer, more intimate musical territory and have woven a new cloak from a stripped, lyrically-driven thread. They find strength in their use of rhythm, swinging from calm to calamity like the tides they often allude to. Their live sound builds on a sturdy foundation of lyrical storytelling, animated harmonies, & a steady undercurrent of musical dynamic swells.

After nearly a year of sporadic trips to Red Bull Arts recording studio in 2017, Gentle Temper have realized their debut album, “Our Warm Red Light”. Released on October 7th, 2018, “Our Warm Red Light” tells the story of two people exercising the boundaries of their comfort and participating in the life of the other. Their story recites the journey of hardship and reward for a fledgling duo determined to grow.

GT has opened for nationally touring acts The Ballroom Thieves, Bombadil, The Western Den, LOLO, The Family Crest, and Julie Rhodes. They have performed in support of numerous charitable organizations including Relay for Life, Casa Myrna Vasquez Inc., The Chikombuso Foundation for Widows & Orphans, Beauhawks Foundation, and Animal Refuge League of Portland, as well as performances in support of The American Civil Liberties Union. They appeared recently on NBC10 Boston for their 1st place finish at the Lizard Lounge Main Event in July, 2018. Gentle Temper was nominated for New Artist of the Year at the 2018 Boston Music Awards.

Website : www.gentletemper.com
Bandcamp : www.gentletemper.bandcamp.com/album/our-warm-red-light
YouTube : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBvLnrCHF5W3BXi3cojhpIA/videos
Facebook : www.facebook.com/gentletemper
Instagram : www.instagram.com/gentletemper_

 

The Fly Birds:

Hailing from Winchester, Virginia, The Fly Birds are an alternative bluegrass trio comprised of Liz on banjo, Sarah on guitar, and Mary on bass. These ladies set themselves apart with their synthesis of original songwriting, pure and timeless vocals, and simple instrumentation. Together, this award-winning group creates a memorable and honest sound, with a charming presence on stage and record that is certain to make you want to dance, cry or sing along! The band was formed in April 2016 and are recording their first full length album slated for release this summer. Their original EP is available now for digital download on iTunes or CD Baby!! Follow them on FB or IG for updates on their tour schedule and album release. 

 

 

They are also first place winners of the 2018 Mid Atlantic Bluegrass Band Contest and 2016 Watermelon Park Bluegrass Band competition. Elizabeth Baker & Sarah Jane Twigg are both Maryland State Banjo Contest Winners in the clawhammer and bluegrass banjo categories.


We welcome these exciting new Americana bands to the Cabaret at Germano’s!







MARTIN SPITZNAGEL: FROM SCOTT JOPLIN TO STAR WARS
$15.00
Friday 7/19
6:00 pm
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Whether performing the masterworks of Scott Joplin or the score to Star WarsMartin Spitznagel is truly at home on the piano bench.

A sought-after performer and decorated composer, he found success early, winning a Yamaha Disklavier at the age of 14 in Calliope Media’s nationwide Crazy for Ragtime competition. His entry, chosen from the hundreds of submissions by a panel of judges that included world-renowned violinist Itzhak Perlman, coincided with the centennial of the birth of ragtime music in 1897.

Despite this early success, Martin was largely self-guided until 1998, when he met Eastman School of Music pianist and pedagogue Dr. Tony Caramia, who challenged him to “find the surprise” in every performance. 

In 2011, Martin was selected as the Scott Joplin Foundation’s Artist in Residence, and in May he claimed the title “World Champion of Old-Time Piano Playing ” at the World Championship Old-Time Piano Playing Contest

In addition to his musical pursuits, Martin holds a B.A. in Creative Writing, a Certificate in Medieval and Renaissance Studies, and an A.S. in Filmmaking. This diverse skill set has enabled him to work on everything from a documentary film about polio with "St. Elmo’s Fire" screenwriter Carl Kurlander to directing his own epic Star Wars fan film, Star Wars: Hunt for the Holocron


“Spitznagel pumps life into obscure gems and old favorites with quick playing and lively sound." 

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JIMMY STEWART: ALBUM RELEASE EVENT FOR "BLACKBERRY WINTER"
$20.00
Saturday 7/20
6:00 pm
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Jimmy Stewart, grew up on the waters of Tampa Bay, FL and continued his exploration of the waters of the world through 21 years in the US Navy. As a submariner he learned about the precision of the machine and the chaos of the ocean and how the two interacted – and you can hear that in the music that he plays. Jimmy understands that a composition isn’t simply fingers on strings – but the sum of experience, wood, time, electronics – even the air between the performer and the audience - this space has become his playground. His music sweep from broad, atmospheric tonal landscapes to intricate, arpeggiated runs, viscerally conjuring the natural scenery that inspires so much of his music.

Though the Navy showed him the world, from Scotland to Japan, Alaska to Hawaii, Jimmy has happily settled in Baltimore, MD where he now works quietly crafting his music. He feels most at home in nature next to warm campfire, and is that rarest of all things – a true optimist.


 ‘Soulful’ ‘pure’ ‘haunting’ – these words are clichés often heaped upon the works of acoustic instrumentalists, but in the performance of Baltimore’s Jimmy Stewart, they ring beautifully true. Watching Jimmy curl around the body of his customized acoustic guitar, knowing smile on his face, fingers prowling up and down the fretboard, you feel that you are in the presence of something sublime – a music so urgently alive, it eagerly escapes to wander the world. Through a love of simplicity and exquisite attention to detail, Jimmy’s music has no need to FILL space - it EXPLORES it. 

 

– rob Hinkal (Focus Music, Takoma Park Folk Festival, ilyAIMY)

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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.








AN INTIMATE EVENING OF CABARET WITH MARIAH BONNER
$20.00
Friday 7/26
6:00 pm
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Mariah Bonner is a Baltimore born actress, singer and producer. She was classically trained at The Guildhall School of Music& Drama in London, and has appeared in films, television and theater productions in Los Angeles, London, Paris and New York. She is best known for her leading roles in John Hyams’ UNIVERSAL SOLDIER: DAY OF RECKONING and STARVE, directed by Griff Furst. 

Television credits include CSI, Rules of Engagement, Switched at Birth and Scorpion. 

On stage, Mariah has portrayed a variety of characters from Ariel in The Tempest to Alice in You Can't Take It With You and Camille in Charles Lundlum's Camille. 

Her producing credits include the short film ELISA, a television pilot entitled The Foreigners, and an original play, Breather, which premiered in 2017 at the Hollywood Fringe Festival.  Mariah has acted in each of her own productions and won a Best Actress award for her role in ELISA from the Short Stop Film Festival. 

She is delighted to be home in Baltimore, and would like to especially thank her mother, Elizabeth, for encouraging her in her artistic pursuits.

"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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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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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.








JUSTIN DUENNE
$10.00
Tuesday 8/13
6:00 pm
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Justin Duenne is an Americana artist that can be described as Indiana Roots Music. The songs are meaningful representations of love lost and love gained in the pursuit of the harmony between the mystical and mundane. While originally from the Cincinnati, OH area, Justin Duenne now calls Indianapolis home. With influences like Neil YoungWillie Nelson, The Eagles, and Wilco, the sound tends to draw from traditional folk and country music with a contemporary bent. 

Instagram: instagram.com/justinduennemusic
Facebook: facebook.com/justinduennemusic
Twitter: twitter.com/justinduenne
Bandcamp: justinduennemusic.bandcamp.com
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/69UwJ89lFQ7kdvlfgwrZCF




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JAM SESSION IN THE BAR
$0.00
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.  








A SPECIAL EVENING WITH LAURA DUBIN
$10.00
Saturday 8/24
6:00 pm
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With the release of her debut album in 2013, Introducing the Laura Dubin Trio, the outstanding pianist/composer made a personal statement that demanded recognition. With the release of Laura Dubin Plays the Great American Songbook two years later; and the triumphant Laura Dubin Trio Live at the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival, there is undeniable evidence of the development of a highly promising young musician into a mature and powerful new presence on the contemporary jazz scene.


A virtuoso pianist extensively trained in both the Western Classical and Classic Jazz traditions, and well-versed in Latin and film music, Laura melds all of her musical loves into a seamless web of breathtaking creativity and adventurous exploration in her live trio performances, often using her own unique take on the “mashup” concept. Mozart steeped in the history of jazz piano; Beethoven welded with Songbook gems; Ellington with Chopin; Debussy with Gershwin; Ravel with Rodgers & Hammerstein tinged with Latin; Cole Porter with Bill Evans – all reinvented, re-imagined and forged into very personal statements placed alongside her own singular compositions.


With her husband and musical partner Antonio H. Guerrero – who she met during her 15-month stint with a jazz trio on cruise ships touring Europe, French Polynesia and the Caribbean; and with whom she performed consistently in clubs, major venues and festivals with her trio in and around her new home in Mexico City – Laura returned to her original hometown of Rochester in 2014. With a great appreciation of art and culture there, she deemed it an excellent place to grow and express as an artist, and quickly became a thriving member of its cultural scene both as a performer and educator.


Although Rochester will remain her home base, plans are in motion for a more extensive level of touring both nationally and internationally in the near future. Recently, in addition to the Rochester festival, Laura has performed all over the northeast quadrant of the U.S., including top clubs in Washington DC, Cleveland, Buffalo and various venues in New York City, as well as the Wall Street Jazz Festival in Kingston, NY; the River Jazz Festival in Bethlehem, PA and the Kennedy Center’s Mary Lou Williams Women in Jazz Festival.


While fully committed to performing and composing – with more than 50 compositions in her book to date, citing Horace Silver, Dave Brubeck, Fred Hersch (with whom she has had a mentoring relationship since high school and up to the present) and Claude Debussy among her deepest influences – Laura is also dedicated to teaching through master classes and privately, with a special passion for helping to mold young minds in both the appreciation and the act of artistic expression.


Above all, playing music – naming Hersch, Peterson, Charlie Parker, Bill Evans, Red Garland, Vince Guaraldi and Wynton Kelly among her models – is her greatest joy.


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JAM SESSION IN THE BAR
$0.00
Sunday 8/25
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.








TONGUE IN CHEEK
$12.00
Friday 8/30
6:00 pm
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Banjos, Fiddles, Brass, Hot Jazz, Loose Men, and Clean Liquor. Tongue in Cheek Jazz Band is Baltimore's premier hot jazz band that honors both tradition and innovation in this classic music. From Rag Time to Big Band Swing to the Hot Jazz of 30's Paris, Tongue in Cheek is paving the way for Neo-Traditional American Jazz Music.


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JENNY WILSON TRIO
$10.00
Saturday 8/31
6:00 pm
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The Jenny Wilson Trio will perform classic jazz with a modern twist 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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JAM SESSION IN THE BAR
$0.00
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.








MARK NADLER IN "THE OLD RAZZLE DAZZLE: AN EVENING OF LIES, LYING & LIARS"
$20.00 - $30.00
Friday 9/06
6:00 pm
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Lying is all the rage these days but hasn’t it always been? Join internationally acclaimed neo- vaudevillian, Mark Nadler, as he sings, plays the piano, spins tall takes and literally tap dances around the truth!


“Mark Nadler, aka Mr. Show Business, is Danny Kaye freshly reincarnated as a hyperkinetic piano man visiting from vaudeville heaven...a comic spark plug touched with brilliance!”

Stephen Holden, The New York Times

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COLD SPRING JAZZ QUARTET IN "A JAUNT THROUGH JAZZ HISTORY"
$20.00
Saturday 9/07
6:00 pm
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Come with Cold Spring Jazz Quartet as they take a dynamic journey through the history of jazz. Tap your feet to the swing of Duke Ellington. Snap your fingers to bebop classics by Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, and Thelonious Monk. Groove to the hard bop music of Horace Silver and Charles Mingus. Take a trip to South America and relax with bossa nova, then swing your hips to some samba. Get moody with modal jazz by John Coltrane and Miles Davis. And then get up and shake your booty to some funk. Bandleader and vocalist Mark Osteen spices up these musical servings with amusing stories and historical introductions. From "'A' Train" to Coltrane, from Monk to funk—you’re sure to enjoy this trip!


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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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NATE NAJAR AND DANIELA SOLEDADE WITH BASSIST TOMMY CECIL
$20.00
Friday 9/13
6:00 pm
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Guitarist Nate Najar is emerging as one of this decade’s finest modern jazz exponents. He is a player who uses a distinctive technique to convey his artistic prowess- not 
many artists play acoustic classical guitar with right hand classical technique, yet it is the perfect choice for Najar’s comprehensive approach. Not restricted to single notes 
or chords, Nate seamlessly weaves melody, harmony and rhythmic freedom. The result is music that is swinging, emotional, inventive and interesting. Continuing to perform at 
major venues and festivals across the entire globe, Nate’s latest album, Under Paris Skies was released in 2018 on Woodward Avenue Records. Rick Andersen of the All Music Guide called Nate "one of the most consistently inter-
esting and stylish young guitarists on the jazz scene...."
2010 saw Najar release "Groove Me" on Woodward Avenue Records. A collaboration with Tony Award winning vocalist Melba Moore, "Groove Me" reached into the top 10 
of the Billboard Jazz chart. Nate's 2012 Candid Records release "Blues For Night People- The Nate Najar Trio Remembers Charlie Byrd" introduced him to the international 
stage, including performances at Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club and the London Jazz Festival. In 2014, Candid Records released Nate’s ”Aquarela Do Brasil," a collection of much loved Brazilian melodies, Jobim masterpieces and jazz tunes given the samba treatment. Continuing to perform at major venues and festivals across the entire globe, Nate’s latest album, Under Paris Skies was released in 2018 on Woodward Avenue Records.

Rick Andersen of the All Music Guide called Nate "one of the most consistently interesting and stylish young guitarists on the jazz scene…." Becky Byrd, wife of the late guitarist Charlie Byrd says it best: "There is no doubt that there is a piece of Charlie's soul in Nate's mind, heart and fingers. Get ready world, here comes Nate Najar!!!"

Born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, vocalist/guitarist Daniela Soledade grew up in a family of musicians with a direct line to the origins of Bossa Nova. Daniela’s grandfather was Paulo Soledade, who composed songs with legendary Brazilian artists Antonio Carlos Jobim, Vinicius de Moraes, Toquinho and Baden Powell. Her father, Paulinho Soledade is an artist and producer who learned guitar from Baden Powell himself and has worked with legends Ivan Lins and Gilberto Gil among others. As a child Daniela participated in studio recordings for Brazilian artists such as Xuxa and the band Oxgênios. At age 14, she placed first in the entrance exam to attend the prestigious Music Conservatory Villa Lobos. Daniela settled in the United States in 2003 and maintains a busy performing schedule. Her debut single, a riff on Marcos Valle’s Bossa Nova classic “So Nice (Summer Samba)” was released on April 5, 2019 and her full album, “A Moment of You” will be released September 6, 2019.


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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
$0.00
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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AN EVENING WITH SANDY AND RICHARD RICCARDI
$20.00
Friday 9/20
6:00 pm
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Sandy and Richard Riccardi. Rosie O'Donnell calls them "MY NEW FAVORITE SINGING SONGWRITING TEAM!!!" With over 50 million hits on social media, Sandy and Richard Riccardi promise to leave you laughing in the face of modern life and politics. Specialists in parody and hilarious originals, they have been retweeted by JK Rowling, called "Musical Genius" by the NY Times Magazine, and featured in the Washington Post Online. Greatest hits include "Boy From Mar-a-Lago", "Holiday Dinner Party", "Tiki Torch Nazis", "Elton Has An Organ", and "Oh Donny Boy".


For a hilarious and dangerous cabaret show, the Riccardis cannot be beat." NYC Cabaret Scenes Magazine June, 2018
"The cabaret duo of Sandy and Richard Riccardi are clearly two leaders of the Trump Resistance—Cabaret Division." Baltimore  Cabaret Scenes Magazine, June 2018



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IMPERFECT RELATIONSHIPS FEATURING MICHAEL SHEPPARD AND BECKY MOSSING
$20.00
Saturday 9/21
6:00 pm
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Becky and Michael take on delectable duets all about the state of affairs- the good, the bad, and the ugly as they sing through some of their favorite musical theatre pieces that weave stories about how imperfect relationships can be. 

 








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
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Sunday 9/22
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 INTIMATE EVENING OF CABARET WITH MARIAH BONNER
$20.00
Thursday 9/26
6:00 pm
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Mariah Bonner is a Baltimore born actress, singer and producer. She was classically trained at The Guildhall School of Music& Drama in London, and has appeared in films, television and theater productions in Los Angeles, London, Paris and New York. She is best known for her leading roles in John Hyams’ UNIVERSAL SOLDIER: DAY OF RECKONING and STARVE, directed by Griff Furst. 

Television credits include CSI, Rules of Engagement, Switched at Birth and Scorpion. 

On stage, Mariah has portrayed a variety of characters from Ariel in The Tempest to Alice in You Can't Take It With You and Camille in Charles Lundlum's Camille. 

Her producing credits include the short film ELISA, a television pilot entitled The Foreigners, and an original play, Breather, which premiered in 2017 at the Hollywood Fringe Festival. Mariah has acted in each of her own productions and won a Best Actress award for her role in ELISA from the Short Stop Film Festival. 

She is delighted to be home in Baltimore, and would like to especially thank her mother, Elizabeth, for encouraging her in her artistic pursuits.

"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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JENNY WILSON TRIO
$10.00
Friday 9/27
6:00 pm
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The Jenny Wilson Trio will perform classic jazz with a modern twist 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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ABBEY ROAD JAZZ ENSEMBLE
$15.00
Saturday 9/28
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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JAM SESSION IN THE BAR
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Sunday 9/29
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.








PALUDAN-PASKALOV, SOPRANO-PIANO
$15.00
Saturday 10/05
6:00 pm
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Join us for an evening of exquisite music with soprano, Karin Paludan and, pianist, Nikola Paskalov.

Nikola Paskalov

Praised for his “brilliance in expression . . . illuminated by gentle intensity” (Fränkische Landeszeitung), Nikola Paskalov has actively performed internationally, having given solo and chamber concerts throughout Europe and the US, and performed as a soloist with the Macedonian Philharmonic Orchestra, Sarajevo Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Croatian Radio Television Symphony Orchestra. He recently gave a solo recital for the “Pianists of the World” concert series at St. Martin-in-the-Fields in London, made his debut recital at Carnegie Hall in New York and performed at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. Nikola appears on, and produced, recordings under the JMM (Jeunesse Musicale Macedonia) label and recorded Nikola Glassl’s piano concerto with the Croatian Radio Television Symphony Orchestra under the orchestra’s record label. Nikola recently moved to the Washington, DC metro area where he continues to perform as both a solo artist and with soprano, Karin Paludan, and others. Eager to help shape and encourage the next generations of young pianists, Mr. Paskalov has also opened a private piano studio.

Karin Paludan

An “outstanding voice,” according to the Washington Post, soprano, Karin Paludan works in opera, recital, operetta, cabaret and musical theater, and also works extensively in educational and community outreach through Washington Performing Arts, the National Symphony Orchestra and Music For Autism. Performing as a soloist in opera and recital she has performed throughout the United States with such companies as Community Concerts, New York City Opera, the Utah Festival Opera and the Lyric Opera of Kansas City, at The Kennedy Center, The Library of Congress, The National Gallery of Art and the Smithsonian. Karin is also a past regional Metropolitan Opera National Council award winner. Current and future collaborations include “The Music of the Mind” with The Paludan Sisters, “George, Ira and Friends” and “For Art For Love” with Mr. McCune, “2 Divas and A Bear” with NSO violinist, Marissa Regni, and recitals with pianist, Nikola Paskalov, and their newly formed vocal-piano duo, Paludan Paskalov. An artist committed to connecting communities through the power of music, she believes we all have the potential to raise our voices and change the world. 


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JAM SESSION IN THE BAR
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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.








THE BRITISH ARE COMING!
$15.00
Thursday 10/24
6:00 pm
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Germano's kicks off the eleventh  year of this wonderful collaboration with the Baltimore School for the Arts. Tonight we welcome the talented BSA theater students under the direction of  Roz Cauthen and Becky Mossing and their British colleagues from Showdown Theatre Arts UK under the direction of Carli Jones in a cabaret in preparation for their joint production to be debuted in the spring on the West End in London. Ms. Jones and Ms. Mossing will perform cabaret material with the students. 

Your $15 cover is a tax deductible donation to The Baltimore School for the Arts and supports this marvelous cultural exchange program.

 








ERIC COMSTOCK AND BARBARA FASANO IN "COME A LITTLE CLOSER"
$20.00 - $30.00
Friday 10/25
6:00 pm
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ERIC COMSTOCK & BARBARA FASANO, whose electrifying combination of warmth, wit, swing and sensuality have made them the nightclub world's most celebrated team, return to Germano’swith their fast-paced and swinging exploration of The Great American Songbook, then and now. And on Saturday, once again they’ll be teaching a Master Class.

There's something for everyone, from great standards Sinatra made famous to jazz, pop, Broadway and other surprising songs you didn't know you loved!  As entertaining as they are musically savvy, their intimate connection with their audiences have won them fans coast to coast. Winners of 8 MAC Awards, 5 New York Bistro Awards and the New York Nightlife Award, they were honored recently for the fourth time with the Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs (MAC) award for Major Duo Artists.  Comstock has been called "an ingenious musical wit … cabaret caviar" (The New York Times).  The New York Observer’s Rex Reed raves, “Fasano gives off palpable electricity.”   Sultry, soulful and surprising, Eric & Barbara will bring you laughs & love songs from Cole Porter, Rodgers and Hart,Stephen Sondheim, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Paul Simon, Joni Mitchell, Peggy Lee and other geniuses of the jazz, pop and Broadway songbooks.  The New York Times calls their shows "witty" & "exhilarating".  This glamorous duo makes the songbook come alive, and they promise a party where the music & the stories will be equally great.In the words of revered jazz critic Ira Gitler, “They have it all, and then some … artistic, swinging, and superbly entertaining.”
Visit artist websites: www.barbarafasano.com and www.ericcomstock.net


“EXHILARATING … THE SOPHISTICATED CABARET CHILDREN OF BOBBY SHORT AND LENA HORNE … MR. COMSTOCK AND MS. FASANO ARE TURNING THE NEIGHBORHOOD INTO A HOTBED OF PLEASURE.” ~ Stephen Holden, The New York Times

“MASTERFUL … THEY TAKE IT TO A WHOLE OTHER LEVEL.” 
~ Will Friedwald, The Wall Street Journal

“AMERICA’S FIRST COUPLE OF CABARET …  A MASTER CLASS IN HOW TO MAKE A SONG A THREE-ACT PLAY … FASANO’S SEXY INTELLIGENCE PLAYS AGAINST COMSTOCK’S IMPISHNESS AND HEART, ALL SET TO THEIR SPARE, JAZZ-INFUSED ARRANGEMENTS.” 
~ Michael Miyazaki, Cabaret Scenes



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SING THE TRUTH MASTER CLASS WITH ERIC COMSTOCK AND BARBARA FASANO
$75.00 - $160.00
Saturday 10/26
11:30 am
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We are delighted to announce "Sing the Truth” A Master Class with Barbara Fasano and Eric Comstock to be held at Germano's on Saturday, October 26th,11:30am-4:30pm.  There are slots for 8 singers and 12 observers.  Each singer will have an opportunity to work with Eric and Barbara for 30 minutes. During this time, you will have an opportunity to present one or more songs and they will provide you with specific guidance and suggestions for improving your performance.

Observers will not sing but will learn a tremendous amount through general comments that Eric and Barbara share with the full group and those comments that are directed at individual singers. The observers will also have the opportunity to ask questions of the instructors.

The fee for singers is $160.  The fee for observers is $75  These fees are inclusive of lunch prepared by Germano’s and a ticket to Eric and Barbara’s cabaret performance on October 25 in the Cabaret at Germano’s.

Additional information about the specifics of the class will be sent to those who register sometime toward the end of September.  In the meantime, singers should be thinking about the music they would like to prepare for working with Eric and Barbara. 

This is a great opportunity to learn from two New York pros without the time and expense of going to New York!  Read, in their own words, the way that Barbara and Eric approach their class:

Our work is about digging deep into ourselves to mine the experiences we've had and then bringing those experiences, those truths to a song.  We love the process of discovery.  And we love the joy of communicating through music.

And we really love sharing what we've learned with other students and singers of all levels.

Let us help you to find the source of your unique creativity, work with where you are now, and make the most of your individual strengths.  Our class, SING THE TRUTH, offers a supportive and trusting environment that encourages creative leaps. You’ll learn to be more physically relaxed, more specific with your lyric interpretation, how to use the mic more effectively, how to master eye contact and performance anxieties, and how to personalize your material.  And you’ll grow from watching everyone else’s breakthroughs, too. Mining the depths of your creativity is empowering!

Smile a bigger smile, laugh a deeper laugh, put a shine on your shoes as you find the artist in yourself, & share your deepest soul with the world through music.  You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and you’ll discover the true artist in you.

 

 








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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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.








BILL TOMS: ACOUSTIC
$15.00
Saturday 11/02
6:00 pm
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Bill Toms is a hard working, blue collar, blues guitar playing, soul shouting poet.

He's no stranger to the road, nor is he a stranger to a steel mill.  No stranger to his heart, his conscience---you can feel it in his songs. Will Kimbrough (Nashville 2017)

The Cabaret at Germano’s presents a special evening of acoustic music with the singer-songwriter and band leader of our favorite blues band, Hard Rain!


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JAM SESSION IN THE BAR
$0.00
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.








TONY Z AND STEF: "THE ROLLER COASTER OF LOVE"
$40.00
Thursday 11/07
6:00 pm
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Many of the compositions from the Great American Songbook and jazz standards describe the opposing extremes of being in love, using metaphors such as hot vs. cold, high vs. low, clarity vs. bewilderment, and sunshine vs. stormy weather.  Join vocalist Tony Ziesat and pianist Stef Scaggiari as they explore that intoxicating body of music!  

If you already attended "The Roller Coaster Of Love" in the past, please note that the upcoming show will include a number of songs not previously performed in that program.

FIFTY PERCENT OF THE NET PROCEEDS FROM TICKET SALES FOR THE SHOW WILL BE DONATED TO THE HUNTINGTON'S DISEASE SOCIETY OF AMERICA, IN SUPPORT OF RESEARCH AT JOHNS HOPKINS MEDICAL CENTER TO FIND A CURE FOR THAT DEVASTATING ILLNESS..

 


 

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

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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
$0.00
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
$0.00
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.  








COLD SPRING JAZZ QUARTET
$20.00
Saturday 11/23
6:00 pm
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Every performance is pitch perfect, informative and musically exciting. It’s current. It’s classic. It’s cool. It’s Cold Spring Jazz Quartet! 

Mark Osteen, vocals and saxophones
Anthony Villa, piano
Gary Kerner, bass
Greg Mack, drums and percussion


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JAM SESSION IN THE BAR
$0.00
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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TODD HARRISON TWINING AND FRIENDS: WHEN CHRISTMAS COMES TO TOWN
$15.00
Sunday 12/01
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 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.








THE ERIC BYRD TRIO TAKES ON A HOLIDAY CLASSIC
$20.00
Friday 12/06
6:00 pm
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Kick off your holiday celebrations with The Eric Byrd Trio in a live performance of the Vince Guaraldi masterpiece score, A Charlie Brown Christmas, complete with choral accompaniment during "Christmastime is Here".

Eric Byrd: Vocals & Piano
Bhagwan Khalsa: Bass
Alphonso Young, Jr: Drums








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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AN EVENING WITH BROOKS WILLIAMS
$20.00
Sunday 12/08
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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JAM SESSION IN THE BAR
$0.00
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.








JENNIFER BLADES AND JOHN BOWEN IN "DEAR SANTA"
$20.00
Friday 12/13
6:00 pm
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Join the dynamic cabaret duo of Jennifer Blades and John Bowen for a musical letter to the North Pole's most famous resident. This holiday romp will offer perspectives on the fat man in the red suit ranging from the traditional to the surprising to the downright shocking. So whether you're naughty or nice, check your schedule and check it twice, because if you don't see this show, not only do you not know Santa, you don't know Jack. . . Frost!








THE HOLLAND & COOTS HOLIDAY SHOW
$20.00
Saturday 12/14
6:00 pm
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Exciting, exhilarating, and exhausting!" 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 musical taste. 

We can’t think of a better way to bring holiday cheer to Baltimore!


"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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OPUS CONCERT THEATRE PRESENTS "AMAHL AND THE NIGHT VISITORS"
$20.00
Sunday 12/15
12:00 pm
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Opus Concert Theatre proudly presents Gian Carlo Menotti’s “Amahl and the Night Visitors”. A poor widow and her young disabled son, Amahl, are on the verge of starvation, when a knock at the door reveals Three Kings, each bearing gifts as they follow the star in the East. When Amahl and his mother learn the purpose of their journey, lives are changed forever. Sung in English, the  show includes an entertaining pre-show Lecture, the 1 hour opera and then we all enjoy a Holiday Favorites Sing-A-Long!  

Let us be a part of your Joyous Holiday Celebrations. 

CAST

Amahl - Elena Wenderoth

Mother/Artistic Director - Diana Cantrelle

King Kaspar - Leroy Smith

King Melchior - Matthew Ogden

King Balthazar - Dimitri Tchienga

Page - Stanley Livengood

Director/Producer - Kevin Crysler

Maestro - Jordan Randall Smith

Concert Pianist - Aejin Kim

Opus Concert Theatre Ensemble Singers

 

Brunch seating at noon.  Performance begins at 1pm.








DAVID DEBOY AND THE HONS IN "CRABS FOR CHRISTMAS"
$15.00
Sunday 12/15
6:00 pm
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The Rockettes may be coming to Baltimore, but at the Cabaret at Germano's we are celebrating Christmas Bawlmer style. It's a Crazy Carnival of Crabby Christmas Carols, audience participation, surprises and fun for all ages. David DeBoy will be performing hits from his album "Crabs For Christmas for Twenty Years" plus premiering new songs. Joining David will be Da Hons and special guest, David Zee, an award-winning composer, recording artist and performer with national credits.

Celebrate the season like a true Balti-moron. 








JAM SESSION IN THE BAR
$0.00
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
$0.00
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.








STONE HILL ALL-STARS
$10.00
Saturday 1/18
6:00 pm
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Songwriter and guitarist Paul Margolis and accordionist John Shock have been playing music together for almost 30 years. Starting with Shock’s band Two Legs, then The Polkats, and now with The Stone Hill All-Stars, they have been at the helm of some of the best roots-rock bands in Baltimore.  Their blend of cajun-flavored polka lies somewhere between Ry Cooder, Los Lobos, and The Pogues—plus polka. They swashbuckled through a dozen different kinds of traditional music all while retaining a distinct Baltimore flavor. The Stone Hill All-Stars, Margolis’ and Shock’s most recent band, is the quintessential Baltimore band and Margolis is one of the city’s smartest songwriters.


[The Stone Hill All-Stars – Live”] demonstrates why this combo is the cornerstone of the local roots music scene. Paul Margolis spins poetic yarns over guitar parts Ry Cooder might envy, as accordionist/pianist John Shock bobs and weaves through polka/reggae/rock rhythms conjured by drummer Hoppy Hopkins and bassist Dan Naiman. -- John Lewis, Baltimore Magazine

Fifteen live tracks served with style and panache by this Baltimore collective. They are certainly a part of the Americana roots scene, but they conjure up a lot more jazz and world-beat than one might first suspect. That is likely due to the high level of musicianship these guys have. All the more amazing that this is a live recording. -- David Hintz, DC Rock Live

The songs are well arranged and played with an enthusiasm that comes across in the crystal clear recording of the concert. Mixed and produced by the band, the ease of playing and the comfortable slide of the individual songs channel everything that is attractive in folk, rhythm & blues and loose jazz. -- Paul McGee, Lonesome Highway

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CHARISMA WOOTEN IN "A NIGHT WITH JACKIE MOMS MABLEY"
$20.00
Saturday 3/21
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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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.