CHARLES COVINGTON TRIO
$20.00
Saturday 1/19
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 VelvetEverything I Do Gonna Be FunkyWindowsDawn a New DayBreeding 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.


“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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WILLIAM ZELLHOFER: COME HEAR THE MUSIC PLAY
$15.00
Sunday 1/20
12:00 pm
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Baltimore local pianist William Zellhofer has accompanied performers at Germano's in the past, but this time he will be playing a solo show. William can be found playing piano (or, if you're really unlucky, accordion!) at various theatres, churches, schools, and other events all over Maryland on any given day. In this performance, William will be playing music from the Classical, Jazz, Contemporary and Musical Theatre repertoires by composers such as Chopin, Haydn, Debussy, Saint-Saëns, Loesser, Kander & Ebb, Gershwin, Joplin, and more! 

Life is a cabaret old chum,

Come to the cabaret!








OTHERWORLD
$15.00
Friday 1/25
6:00 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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AN EVENING WITH TIME FOR A CHANGE JAZZ QUARTET
$15.00
Saturday 1/26
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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PAUL TEIE SINGS OF LOVE, LOSS, CHANGE AND HOPE
$15.00
Saturday 2/02
6:00 pm
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Join Paul Teie and Mat Lane in their first cabaret at Germano’s as they explore some of the major themes that have run thru popular song through the decades.  Love songs from Cole Porter to Billy Joel, torch songs from Hoagy Carmichael to Elvis Costello, songs of change by Bacharach, Legrand and Loesser, and songs of hope from composers as diverse as Cy Coleman and Ennio Morricone.  Hear the myriad ways such diverse composers and lyricists have expressed these timeless tropesover the years.








AN EVENING WITH THE KEN AND BRAD KOLODNER QUARTET
$20.00
Saturday 2/09
6:00 pm
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The dynamic father-son team Ken & Brad Kolodner weave together a captivating soundscape on hammered dulcimer, banjo, gourd banjo, hammered mbira, fiddles and vocals pushing the boundaries of the American Old-Time tradition into uncharted territory. The repertoire is largely drawn from what is known today by practitioners of “old-time” which is a style of North American music that preceded Bluegrass, dating back several centuries with strong African and Celtic roots. In addition to originals written in the style, expect some surprises! For the past year, the duo has performed regularly as a quartet with fiddler, guitarist and vocalist Rachel Eddy (The Early Mays), formerly of Uncle Earl, and bassist Alex Lacquement (The Bumper Jacksons, Charm City Junction). In early 2017, Ken & Brad released their first recording as a quartet: The Swift House which charted in the top ten on the Folk Music Charts. Together, they infuse their own brand of driving, innovative, tasteful and unique interpretations of traditional and original Old-Time tunes and songs with a “creative curiosity that lets all listeners know that a passion for traditional music yet thrives in every generation.”

 

Regarded as one of the most influential hammered dulcimer players and Old-Time fiddlers in North America, Baltimore’s Ken Kolodner (Helicon) joined forces in 2009 with his son Brad Kolodner (also Charm City Junction), one of the best practitioners of the clawhammer banjo world and a super fiddler as well. Rachel Eddy hails from West Virginia, where she grew up steeped in Appalachian music and dance. After learning fiddle from her father she graduated to guitar and banjo, and now works full-time teaching and performing Oldtime music around the world.  Rachel's multi-instrumental talents and soulful singing bring an energy to the stage you don't want to miss! One of the go-to bassists in the mid-Atlantic, Alex Lacquement locks it all together with his tasteful choices. In early 2016, The Ken & Brad Kolodner Quartet debuted at Germano's with their very first performance as a quartet.


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ROBERT HITZ STUDIO PRESENTS "LOVE, IN 3 SETS"
$20.00
Sunday 2/10
12:00 pm
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We’re not talking tennis. We’re talking Love! Yes, 3 short sets of music; 

2 vocal and 1 piano. Evan Alexander and John C. Wilson will each perform a set of love songs — from Broadway and the Great American Songbook. Felicia Clarke and Robert Hitz will perform a set of original piano music, plus a real treat – dueling piano frivolity. We’re very excited to be back with a new program. Join us for brunch and some beautiful music you will love.








ADAM SWANSON PRESENTS "JAZZIN' THE BLUES AWAY"
$15.00
Sunday 2/10
6:00 pm
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Professional pianist and popular Germano’s performer Adam Swanson returns to the cabaret February 10th for a special show which will showcase music from his new recording project with Andrew Greene’s Peacherine Ragtime Society Orchestra. The album entitled “Jazzin’ the Blues Away” will feature original period orchestrations from the collection of legendary ragtime pianist Johnny Maddox. Expect to hear old favorites by John Philip SousaScott JoplinGeorge Gershwin, and many more, as well as rarely heard gems from from this collection. Don’t miss the opportunity to see Adam Swanson in concert while he is on the East Coast. Adam Swanson is one of the world’s foremost performers of ragtime, early jazz, the Great American Songbook, and more. He made his New York debut in Carnegie Hall at the age of nineteen. Visit Adam online: www.adamgswanson.com.
 


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RENÉE GEORGES PRESENTS... VALENTINE'S DAY: JAZZ FOR LOVERS
$15.00 - $20.00
Thursday 2/14
6:00 pm
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Love is all we have, the only way that each can help the other. -Euripides

Celebrate the special evening in the Cabaret Room, with a three course $35 fixed price menu and love songs of the past & present to sooth your palate. Native Californian, Renée Collins Georges is a professional  international touring vocalist; a 2017 Mid-Atlantic Jazz Vocal Competition Finalist; a voice over and teaching artist. Join Renée and her trio: Justin Taylor, piano; Herman Burney, bass and Philip Thomas, drums for a night of timeless love songs.


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TONGUE IN CHEEK JAZZ BAND
$12.00
Friday 2/15
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.

The ensemble for the night will be Bridget Cimino Vocals, Matt Andrews Violin, Zach Serleth Bass, Sami Arefin Guitar, Kevin Myers Trombone


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COLD SPRING JAZZ QUARTET PRESENTS "SHADES OF JAZZ IN FILM NOIR"
$20.00
Saturday 2/16
6:00 pm
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For twenty years Cold Spring Jazz Quartet has been treating Baltimore-Washington audiences to their signature blend of current, classic and cool jazz. This performance accents the classics, as CSJQ presents an evening of songs drawn from the films noirs of the 1940s and ‘50s. Weren’t those movies about crime? Yes, but they were also tales of crazy love—of detectives who fall for dead women, of young couples running from the law, of men who can’t be trusted, of women who love too much. Using these movies as sources, the band samples the many shades of love, from bliss to blues, rhapsodies to red wagons.

CSJQ performs classics such as “I’ll Remember April” (from Phantom Lady), “Stella by Starlight” (The Uninvited), “I Hear a Rhapsody” (Clash by Night), “Your Red Wagon” (They Live by Night), “Never Let Me Go” (The Scarlet Hour) and “One for My Baby” (Road House), as well as the title themes from Laura, Body and Soul, and TV crime shows such as Mr. Broadway and Peter Gunn. Special feature: a tribute to Ida Lupino, the only female director in Hollywood at the time. The show will also include some new selections, so even if you’ve seen and heard earlier renditions, you’ll still find plenty to enjoy! 

To complement this evocative, romantic jazz, the performance features clips from the movies and introductions by CSJQ saxophonist and vocalist Mark Osteen, author of Nightmare Alley: Film Noir and the American Dream. A free copy of his book will be given away during the show!

This unique multi-media event will delight jazz fans, classic movie buffs, and anyone who has ever been in love.

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


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A FUNDRAISER FOR THE HOUSE OF BANKERD
$20.00
Sunday 2/17
6:00 pm
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A fund raiser cabaret featuring Lisa Dickinson, Soprano; Christine Thomas, Mezzo-soprano,  Lance Bankerd, Baritone; Stephanie Godoy, piano joined by House of Bankerd Board and friends performing some stage and screen favorites. All proceeds benefit House of Bankerd, a Baltimore Arts Collective. 


 

 







OPEN MIC NIGHT WITH MARY REILLY
$10.00
Wednesday 2/20
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.  








MARCUS DAGAN: "SONGS BY LEONARD COHEN, TOM WAITS AND ME"
$15.00
Thursday 2/21
6:00 pm
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"Celebrating 43 years...

               The Influences:

Songs by Leonard Cohen, Tom Waits and Me"

Marcus continues to delight our audiences with his unique style and ability to "wear" a lyric.He has always wanted to include music by Tom Waits in a show, and we all know how well he interprets Leonard Cohen.  Not many artists cover these two great composers so this is a great opportunity to hear some rarely heard classic songs. Marcus says all artists need a starting point and listening to others work gradually defines what a performer becomes in his own right, Leonard and Tom were his starting points. With a guest appearance by cabaret artist, Mariah Bonner,

We look forward to your company.

 


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JENNIFER BLADES AND JODY MULLEN IN "LOVE ME AS I AM"
$20.00
Friday 2/22
6:00 pm
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Join stellar cabaret artists Jennifer Blades, Jody Mullen, and Diane Kinsley as they reprise their critically acclaimed New York show Love Me As I Am.  The trio weaves a tale of life, loss, and love with music by composers such as Stephen Sondheim, Richard Rodgers, Billie Joe Armstrong, and Alan Menken, adding their own personal stories as lovers, wives, mothers, and women. A perfect evening for anyone looking to laugh, cry, and love.  








KINGS OF CROWNSVILLE
$10.00 - $15.00
Saturday 2/23
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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OCCIDENTAL GYPSY
$20.00
Sunday 2/24
6:00 pm
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Occidental Gypsy has an original approach to Gypsy Jazz that pays homage to Django Reinhardt and expands the genre to include elements of western (Occidental) sounds, including blues, Klezmer and Latin. The acoustic quintet features prodigy Eli Bishop on violin, who performs regularly at Jazz at Lincoln Center. Bishop enthralls audiences as the current Guinness Book of World Records fastest clapper, and is also featured in their new song “Messalina, Lover Lamb.”    The compositions in the band’s latest CD 44070 include musical journeys both complex and danceable. Most notable among them are “Vrba” and “Children’s March,” both of which are human rights-themed instrumental pieces considered masterful reinterpretations of Hot Club Jazz by fans. Occidental Gypsy’s lyrical songs like “Gypsy Blues” and classic tunes like “Over the Rainbow” have a catchy vibe and fresh approach. Musician David Bromberg says of Occidental Gypsy, “these guys have great singing, fantastic guitar and violin work, and high energy originals that leave the crowd crazy. An awesome band.”   

Occidental Gypsy has played over 200 concerts in 30 states including; Djangofest in Seattle, Mill Valley California and Las Vegas; Rhythm & Roots Festival; Falcon Ridge Folk Festival; The Green Mill in Chicago; The Old Town School in Chicago; Nighttown in Cleveland; The Triple Door in Seattle; World Café Live in Philadelphia and Wilmington; The Ark in Ann Arbor; and The Jazz Kitchen in Indianapolis and many more.  The band’s performances have so much energy, they’ve often been heralded as 'rock stars with acoustic guitars.' Their vibrant playing, original approach and expert musicianship is also now gaining them new attention overseas.

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Brett Feldman: lead guitar

Eli Bishop: violin, strings

Jeremy Frantz: lead vocals & rhythm guitar

Jeff Feldman: bass

Jon Chapman: percussion


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MARIAH BONNER IN "TAKING A CHANCE ON LIFE"
$20.00
Thursday 2/28
6:00 pm
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Mariah was born in Baltimore, Maryland on January 15th, the third of six children. Her family later moved to France where she studied ballet in Paris with Jennifer Goubé of the Opera de Paris and also began acting classes at the Cours Florent. When she was just 14, she was approached by a model scout on the Champs Elysées and has since appeared in campaigns and magazines worldwide.
She landed her first role in a French television film, “Qui mange quand?” (Who eats when?) in 2004. Then, after graduating from The Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London, Mariah moved to Los Angeles in 2008.

Her first film was Griff Furst’s MASK MAKER. She went on to appear in David Fincher’s THE SOCIAL NETWORK; John Hyams’s UNIVERSAL SOLDIER: DAY OF RECKONING and played the lead in STARVE, directed by Griff Furst.
Her television credits include CSI, Rules of Engagement, Switched at Birth and Scorpion.

Mariah moved back to Baltimore last year, and is excited to share with you her new show called Taking a Chance On Life, here at Germano's. 

A bientôt!

 




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MARK NADLER IN "COLE PORTER AFTER DARK"
$20.00 - $30.00
Friday 3/01
6:00 pm
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“What a swell party this is!  A show that is exquisitely personal, almost a monologue with songs interwoven that amounts to an attempt to get under Porter’s actual skin.  What set the songwriter’s own heart beat-beat-beating?  Mr. Nadler projects his own educated opinion on that score, illustrated with the actual songs and even Porter’s own letters to the loves he had to seclude in the shadows of that not always enlightened era.”

Will Friedwald, The Wall Street Journal

“An exhilarating evening.  Nadler gives Porter’s light and witty creations vibrant arrangements and immensely entertaining performances.  Sprinkled amid the merriment, ballads are given sensitive, touching, even haunting interpretations and illuminating the musical numbers is Nadler’s uncommonly perceptive analysis of Porter and his songs.  It has all been put together with a canny sense of both artistry and showmanship.  This is one of Nadler’s best shows ever.”

Roy Sander, Review Editor of BistroAwards.com

“Wanna see what heaven is like?  Spend 90 minutes with the spectacular Mark Nadler and you will see what I mean.  A singer of major talents with a Broadway belt, what impressed me most was Nadler’s phrasing.  While many of the songs were “up”, the highlight was a slow, extremely quiet “In the Still of the Night”.  Mesmerizing doesn’t do him justice. That said, his infections joy of performing is contagious.  He harkened back to the days of Bricktop and the way cabaret used to be and is so sorely missed.  I cannot remember having more fun!”

Jeffrey Bruce, Cabaret Scenes

 

 


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

Stephen Holden, The New York Times

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AN EVENING WITH RUSS MARGO
$15.00
Saturday 3/02
6:00 pm
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Singer-songwriter and entertainer extraordinaire, Russ Margo, returns to Germano's with an eclectic mix of tunes written by Mr. Margo as well as some of the great composers of the last 100 years.

 


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

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ABBEY ROAD JAZZ ENSEMBLE
$15.00
Friday 3/08
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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A.R.T., THE WOMEN OF THREE CHAIRS: WOMEN SONGWRITERS & JAZZ COMPOSERS
$20.00 - $25.00
Saturday 3/09
6:00 pm
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“Women have composed and created incredible jazz from the very beginning, many of whom were unsung and/or unappreciated.” – Theresa Sise.

The Women of Three Chairs return to Germano’s on March 9, to showcase a quilt of musical stories written about women by female songwriters and jazz composers. During the live music and theatrical performance show, expressions of music are carefully woven using storytelling and clever compositions by the three vocalists who share perspectives on life, love, comedy, tragedy, mystery, heartbreak; poetry and a little politics, (as they see it). Three Chairs will take the audience on an unforgettable journey through song. So, pull up a chair!

ABOUT THREE CHAIRS... NOT YOUR ORDINARY MUSIC PERFORMANCE

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

THE WOMEN OF THREE CHAIRS ARE:

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

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

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








PUMPKIN BREAD
$12.00
Thursday 3/14
6:00 pm
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In September of 2016, five longtime friends, drawn to one another by their musicality and distinguishable voices on their instruments, performed as “Pumpkin Bread” for the first time. Since then, the five-piece folk ensemble based in Boston, MA has been dazzling audiences with its original acoustic music that blends influences from traditional folk songs and fiddle tunes with modern sensibilities and intricate arrangements. Pumpkin Bread developed its distinct sound in kitchen jams, traditional music sessions, and soup nights in the Boston area folk music scene. The band, hailed by The Boston Globe as “pure progressive folk fusion,” released its self-titled debut album in May 2017 in collaboration with Nine Athens Music.

 

Pumpkin Bread, known for their dynamic and captivating performances that draw on the energy of their audiences, has performed as part of Brian O’Donovan’s Burren Backroom Series with Keith Murphy and Maeve Gilchrist, and was a headlining act at the 2018 and 2019 Boston Celtic Music Festival. Sought after for their arranging expertise and chamber-like ensemble playing, the members of Pumpkin Bread teach individually and as a group at fiddle camps and acoustic music workshops throughout the country, including the ensemble workshop at Hanneke Cassel’s Pure Dead Brilliant Fiddle Weekend. The ensemble has toured in Boston, New York, Baltimore, Washington D.C., Charlottesville, Middlebury, and Portland, performing at decorated folk venues like Club Passim in Cambridge, MA, The Front Porch in Charlottesville, VA, and One Longfellow Square in Portland, ME. In the summer of 2018, Pumpkin Bread returned to the studio to record its second full-length album with producer Courtney Hartman. The album, entitled Dear Starling, presents the band’s most mature work yet, and will be released in March 2019.


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DARLA JEAN AND THE SOMETHIN' OR OTHERS
$10.00
Friday 3/15
6:00 pm
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Baltimore-based acoustic band, Darla Jean and the Somethin' or Others is a 5-piece ensemble founded in 2010, playing old timey music (think 'O Brother Where Art Thou') with some traditional bluegrass, blues, Americana, and original songs thrown in for good measure. Known for their tight harmonies and audience interaction, the band’s unique and diverse repertoire ranges from The Carter Family to Old Crow Medicine Show. Besides their bi-weekly residency at the Fells PointFarmer’s Market, they’ve played countless festivals, benefits, weddings and hoedowns in the region and are guaranteed to bring a foot-tapping smile to your face!

Darla Jean and the Somethin’ or Others are:

Darla Jean German – Fiddle, Mandolin, Vocals

Bill “Lump” Sutherland – Upright Bass, Vocals

Jason Laing – Guitar, Vocals

Howie Ehrenfeld – Harmonica, Vocals

Rick Samuel – Banjo, Vocals 

 








EBB & NOVA
$10.00
Saturday 3/16
6:00 pm
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Ebb & Nova combines an alternative blend of indie and folk to create "Honest, heartfelt music that seeps into the soul and slowly fills you up with nostalgic, melancholic happiness. The entwining lyrics with plenty of vivid imagery, combined with the soft vocals and instrumentation really make Ebb & Nova something special." - AlexrainbirdMusic

 

Ebb & Nova are songwriters Lauren Padgett (vocals, guitar) and Matthew Purpora (lead guitar), from Baltimore, MD, who started the band in 2015 as a duo. In 2016, they were accompanied by Steven Bainbridge (cello) and Patrick Brynes (percussion). The band gained recognition with their win of the Hard Rock "Sound Off Live" competition, putting them on festival main stages for months to come. Utilizing this momentum and their 'do it yourself' attitude, Ebb & Nova quickly gained a local following and started touring the coast. This self made success propelled the band to create their debut album, which was released November 2017 and is available on all major music services. The single "A Devil's Curse" was featured on WHCP's Indie City program shortly after, and their single "Molly" can be heard on Baltimore's 89.7 WTMD.

Pulling from each of their four unique influences, which include artists such as Coheed and Cambria, Yo-Yo Ma, Stewart Copeland, and Death Cab for Cutie, Ebb & Nova is able to weave emotional depth and panoramic styling in their lyrical songwriting and precise instrumentation. A vibrant combination of personality and professional musical performance commands Ebb & Nova's sets and drives them forward for each and every show.

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CLIVE CARROLL
$20.00
Sunday 3/17
6:00 pm
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When the music press describes someone as an 
‘Incredible acoustic talent’ and ‘Peerless – no 
other word for it...’ and when people like Jean-
Christophe Novelli and Madonna are booking 
that same someone for their private parties 
then you know that something pretty special is 
going on. Welcome to the world of UK 
acoustic guitar phenomenon Clive Carroll, whose music is featured on TV/film including “Driving Lessons”, which stars Julie Walters and Rupert Grint of Harry Potter fame.  Clive has also been the recipient of awards that include Total Guitar Magazine’s “Top 10 Acoustic Guitarists of All Time,” the John Halford Prize for Composition, the Gladys Puttick Memorial Prize for Extemporisation, the Ivor Mairants Guitar Award and the Montagu Cleeve Prize for Guitar.

 




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OPEN MIC NIGHT WITH MARY REILLY
$10.00
Wednesday 3/20
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.  








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

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


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JENNIFER BLADES AS JULIA CHILD
$20.00
Friday 3/22
6:00 pm
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Celebrate Women's History Month at the Cabaret at Germano's as mezzo-soprano Jennifer Blades and pianist Diane Kinsley take Lee Hoiby's Bon Appetit on another exciting romp! See Ms. Blades inhabit Julia Child as she races the standing mixer with a hand beater (to beat the egg whites, of course) and makes an entire cake on stage in 18 minutes, all while imparting Julia's original style and wit. Ms. Blades was the recipient of a Maryland State Arts Council Award in 2014 for her original performance as Julia Child. This marks the sixth time that she will perform the role of one of America's foremost cooking icons.


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



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

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

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




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

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








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


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

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

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


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

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JULIE KURZAVA AND DIANE KINSLEY IN "SITTIN' ON A RAINBOW"
$15.00
Sunday 4/07
12:00 pm
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Through the endless optimism of the 20s and the deep depression of the 30’s, George and Ira Gershwin’s songs captivated America. George’s energetic, colorful tunes combined with Ira’s breezy wit, set the standard for popular music as the day. Not only were they icons themselves, but they were hugely influential among their peers on Broadway and in Hollywood. 

Singer Julie Kurzava and pianist Diane Kinsley go back to that time, presenting standards and lesser known songs by George & Ira Gershwin, plus a few from their friends and contemporaries, including Jerome Kern, Harold Arlen, Jerome Kern & Cole Porter. Julie Kurzava brings her whimsical style, combined with Ira Gershwins breezy wit – a combination that is just “S’wonderful”. 








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

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

 

 


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KINGS OF CROWNSVILLE
$10.00 - $15.00
Saturday 4/13
6:00 pm
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Annapolis-based act Kings of Crownsville are a roots Rock band with a New Orleans flavor. The brainchild of New Orleans-raised guitarist/singer/songwriter Steve Johnson, the Kings play a rollicking, entertaining set that stirs Americana, Blues, and Jazz into the mix.

Their signature horn section transports listeners to the streets of the Big Easy, while they also add precise three- and four-part harmonies to their musical gumbo. Think Louis Armstrong meets Steely Dan.

The Kings of Crownsville features Johnson backed by Ed Justice on trumpet, flugelhorn and vocals; Jim Tavener on trombone, percussion, and vocals; Mike McCormick on keyboards and vocals; David Vermette on bass and vocals; and Rob Creath behind the drums. Johnson's songs are destined to become classics.


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

 

Stephen Perraud. The Live Wire. June 2011

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OPEN MIC NIGHT WITH MARY REILLY
$10.00
Wednesday 4/17
6:00 pm
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Open Mic Night with Mary Reilly

Join us every third Wednesday at the Cabaret at Germano's for Baltimore's Best Open Mic Night. Dinner is served beginning at 6:00.  Sign-up is at 7:00 and the performance begins at 7:30.  Please purchase tickets in advance  online or by phone to allow us to serve you comfortably.  $10 cover for all in attendance.  

 Master cabaret artist, Mary Reilly, hosts.  Each month a different featured artist and theme. Michael Sheppard works his magic on the baby grand.  








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








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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 








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

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

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








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

ABOUT THREE CHAIRS... NOT YOUR ORDINARY MUSIC PERFORMANCE

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

THE WOMEN OF THREE CHAIRS ARE:

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

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

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

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Audrey Shakir, audreyshakir.com

Renée Collins Georges, rgeorjazzmusic.com

Theresa Sise, theresasise.com








ERIC BYRD TRIO
$20.00
Saturday 5/04
6:00 pm
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For almost two decades, The Eric Byrd Trio (EBT), pianist/vocalist Eric Byrd, bassist Bhagwan Khalsa, and drummer Alphonso YoungJr., have traveled the world as enthusiastic ambassadors of jazz. Rooted in swing and be-bop, The Trio also embraces gospel and the blues as core elements of their expansive performance style. Their body of work spans seven unique studio and live recordings on which they shine as a Trio and as collaborators with an expanded 8-piece ensemble they call The Eric Byrd Trio: Brother Ray Band, in tribute to The Genius of Soul icon Ray Charles. On each recording, they take a rigorous, modern approach to standards as well as original compositions, playing with great acuity within the broad and rich jazz tradition.

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

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








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

 

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

 


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OPEN MIC NIGHT WITH MARY REILLY
$10.00
Wednesday 5/15
6:00 pm
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Open Mic Night with Mary Reilly

Join us every third Wednesday at the Cabaret at Germano's for Baltimore's Best Open Mic Night. Dinner is served beginning at 6:00.  Sign-up is at 7:00 and the performance begins at 7:30.  Please purchase tickets in advance  online or by phone to allow us to serve you comfortably.  $10 cover for all in attendance.  

 Master cabaret artist, Mary Reilly, hosts.  Each month a different featured artist and theme. Michael Sheppard works his magic on the baby grand.  








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


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

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

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

 



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








KINGS OF CROWNSVILLE
$10.00 - $15.00
Saturday 6/15
6:00 pm
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Annapolis-based act Kings of Crownsville are a roots Rock band with a New Orleans flavor. The brainchild of New Orleans-raised guitarist/singer/songwriterSteve Johnson, the Kings play a rollicking, entertaining set that stirs Americana, Blues, and Jazz into the mix.

Their signature horn section transports listeners to the streets of the Big Easy, while they also add precise three- and four-part harmonies to their musical gumbo. Think Louis Armstrong meets Steely Dan.

The Kings of Crownsville features Johnson backed by Ed Justice on trumpet, flugelhorn and vocals; Jim Tavener on trombone, percussion, and vocals; Mike McCormick on keyboards and vocals; David Vermette on bass and vocals; and Rob Creath behind the drums. Johnson's songs are destined to become classics.


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

 

Stephen Perraud. The Live Wire. June 2011

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RENÉE GEORGES PRESENTS... SONGS FOR OUR FATHERS: FATHER'S DAY JAZZ BRUNCH
$10.00 - $15.00
Sunday 6/16
12:00 pm
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Celebrate Dad, with a Jazz Sunday Brunch, upstairs in the Cabaret Room at Germano’s. Families are welcome. Native Californian, Renée Collins Georges is a professional and international touring vocalist; a 2017 Mid-Atlantic Jazz Vocal Competition Finalist; a voice over and teaching artist. Join Renée for an afternoon of jazz, rhythm & blues and popular music.


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OPEN MIC NIGHT WITH MARY REILLY
$10.00
Wednesday 6/19
6:00 pm
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Wednesday 7/17
6:00 pm
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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.  








KINGS OF CROWNSVILLE
$10.00 - $15.00
Saturday 9/07
6:00 pm
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Annapolis-based act Kings of Crownsville are a roots Rock band with a New Orleans flavor. The brainchild of New Orleans-raised guitarist/singer/songwriterSteve Johnson, the Kings play a rollicking, entertaining set that stirs Americana, Blues, and Jazz into the mix.

Their signature horn section transports listeners to the streets of the Big Easy, while they also add precise three- and four-part harmonies to their musical gumbo. Think Louis Armstrong meets Steely Dan.

The Kings of Crownsville features Johnson backed by Ed Justice on trumpet, flugelhorn and vocals; Jim Tavener on trombone, percussion, and vocals; Mike McCormick on keyboards and vocals; David Vermette on bass and vocals; and Rob Creath behind the drums. Johnson's songs are destined to become classics.


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

 

Stephen Perraud. The Live Wire. June 2011

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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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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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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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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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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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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.  








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


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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.  








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.