SIMONE BARON AND DUO VIOLÃO BRASIL
$20.00
Thursday 3/30
6:00 pm
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Duo Violão Brasil is the result of guitarists Rogério Souza and Edinho Gerber's reverence for Brazilian guitar, the “violão”, and their desire to explore and expand the musical possibilities of putting two “violões" together. With repertoire from composers like Pixinguinha, Baden Powell, and Tom Jobim, the duo navigates effortlessly through the many styles of 20th century Brazilian popular music while showcasing original works and inventive arrangements. A master of both 6 and 7 string guitars, Rogério Souza is one of the foremost representatives of the musical language from Rio de Janeiro. guitarist and composer Edinho Gerber possesses a rich musical vocabulary developed in the two countries where he was raised: the United States and Brazil. 

For this special performance, they are joined by Strathmore Artist in Residence, Simone Baron.   Simone is a multifaceted musician whose work as a pianist, accordionist, conductor, arranger and composer strives to experiment and engage with a broad range of audiences, musical languages/traditions and art forms. Simone’s innovative programming spanning her own works as well as the traditional and modern repertoire have led her to perform internationally throughout Europe, Israel and North America, appearing as a soloist and chamber musician in venues ranging from Carnegie Hall, Targ Hall (Jerusalem), Centro Pitigaliani (Rome), and DC’s Kennedy Center, Hirshorn Museum and Wolf Trap.


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HOT CLUB OF BALTIMORE WITH CHANTEUSE ALEXIS TANTAU
$20.00
Friday 3/31
6:00 pm
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The Hot Club of Baltimore, featuring guitarist Michael Joseph Harris, is the premier gypsy jazz group of the region specializing in the vast repertoire of vintage jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt including early swing, musette waltzes, show tunes, be bop, and French standards from the 30's and 40's.  The band includes Sami Arefin on rhythm guitar, Ed Hrybyk on bass and Matt Andrews on violin.  Guest artists include Nico Sarbanes on trumpet and Justin Taylor on piano. They will be joined by the beautiful young chanteuse Alexis Tantau who will beguile you with her authentic treatment of songs from Edith Piaf to Ella Fitzgerald. Tickets will go fast for this special night, so book yours well in advance! 


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BURLESQUE BRUNCH WITH TWISTED KNICKERS WITH LIVE MUSIC FROM TONGUE IN CHEEK
$15.00
Saturday 4/01
12:00 pm
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We’ve added a fun new twist to brunch at Germano’s. The mimosas and bloody marys won’t be the only thing that could be bottomless at this show. Twisted Knickers Burlesque is back at Germano’s Cabaret, performing to the lively New Orleans-inspired sound of the jazz band Tongue in Cheek. Featuring burlesque performers Tapitha Kix, Mourna Handful,  Cherie Sweetbottom, Tempette LaCouer and host and performer, Hot Todd Lincoln, this show will have you clapping along, hooting and hollering and cheering for more! Watch out for flying boas and twirling tassels, as these performers love to mix and mingle with the audience.

Doors open at noon, with performance  at 1 p.m.




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AN EVENING WITH GARY RUBIN AND BRENT HARDESTY
$15.00
Saturday 4/01
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!








AN EVENING WITH RJ COWDERY
$10.00
Thursday 4/06
6:00 pm
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Rj Cowdery's past few years on the folk festival trail have been nothing short of extraordinary. She has received major accolades at some of the most prestigious festivals in the U.S., including recent wins at the Mountain Stage NewSong, Kerrville New Folk, Wildflower! Arts and Music Festival Songwriting, and Falcon Ridge Emerging Artist competitions. Most recently, she won the Dave Carter Memorial Songwriting Contest at the Sisters Folk Festival in Oregon. Her most recent release In This Light has been met with rave reviews from critics, fans, and her fellow artists.

 


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

 

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







EBB&NOVA CABARET NIGHT
$10.00
Friday 4/07
6:00 pm
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Ebb&Nova is a northern Maryland based indie band dedicated to crafting a broad spectrum of music that appeals to everyone. Described as musically innovative, transcendent, timeless, and captivating, their music combines delicate cello and guitar melodies, an eclectic percussive rhythm, and a soothing, soulful voice. Don't miss this night full of modern hits, classic melodies, and original music!








"LET'S MISBEHAVE: TRUE CONFESSIONS OF THE GAY MEN'S CHORUS OF WASHINGTON"
$20.00
Saturday 4/08
6:00 pm
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Select soloists from the Gay Men',s Chorus of Washington will share personal stories - some funny, some poignant - accompanied by beautiful and risqué, ,songs in the confessional cabaret, ",Let',s Misbehave: True Confessions of the GMCW",. ,Songs include ",He Never Did That Before",,",,Keepin', Out of Mischief",, ",I',d Rather Be Sailing", and ",Everybody',s Boy",.


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

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MISSY RAINES AND THE NEW HIP
$12.00
Thursday 4/13
6:00 pm
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Missy Raines & the New Hip - Based out of Nashville, TN, Missy Raines is considered to be one of the most respected, popular, and trailblazing figures in bluegrass today. A seven-time winner of the IBMA Bass player of the year award, she has backed greats such as Claire Lynch, Mac Weisman, Kenny Baker, and Peter Rowan. Raines now leads her own innovative and genre-bending band, The New Hip, which is a rich, jazz-tinged combination of her bluegrass roots and thick Americana. With a smoky and seductive alto, Missy Raines, heads up this quartet featuring mandolin, guitars, bass, and drums. The territory The New Hip covers is broad and the compass is set by Raines, planted center stage, directing with her bass every bit as much as she's playing it. Missy Raines and the New Hip are currently working on their 3rd album for Compass Records, slated to be released in 2017, produced by Allison Brown -- featuring Jack Stargel, John Mailander, and Cody Martin, the sounds are lush, the groove is thick, and the songs memorable. 

 

 


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HOLLAND & COOTS
$20.00
Friday 4/14
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 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 4/15
6:00 pm
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The Old Part Of Town is a Baltimore-based Americana band formed in 2013 to serve as Matt Douglass and Sam Nitzberg’s vehicle for their great original songs. 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 members of various Baltimore bands over the years, Matt and Sam teamed up in 2010 to play some acoustic duo 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, and in 2015 The Old Part Of Town released their self-titled debut CD, which garnered some strong reviews. They have just recently put out a new 4-song collection.

Seasoned players performing well-crafted and timeless material, showcasing tight vocal harmonies and tasteful musicianship, the band members bring a wealth of musical knowledge and abilities to the ensemble, along with a natural, easy-going manner and a genuine camaraderie that’s apparent at their performances. The Old Part Of Town are:


Matt Douglass - Lead vocals, acoustic guitar, resonator, mandolin, lap steel 
Sam Nitzberg - Lead vocals, acoustic guitar, ukulele, harmonica
John Seay - Bass, backing vocals
Steve Raskin - Drums/percussion, backing vocals
Marc Wexler - 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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THE ROLAND PARK CHAMBER STRINGS
$10.00
Tuesday 4/18
6:00 pm
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Roland Park E/M School is proud to present its string students in an evening of delightful selections of classical, pop, and traditional music selections.   Chamber music covers a variety of genres, and Roland Park students are excited to offer a potpourri of their favorite repertoire.  Please join us for an evening of wonderful food and exciting music, all to benefit the Roland Park instrumental music program.  From chamber orchestra to string quartet, patrons will be treated to an inspirational experience of what Baltimore City Schools students are engaged in on a daily basis.  Don't miss this exceptional  demonstration of Baltimore talent!  

Your $10 cover is a tax deductible donation to Roland Park E/M School.

 








MILE TWELVE
$15.00
Thursday 4/20
6:00 pm
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Mile Twelve is a four-piece acoustic group combining a traditional bluegrass aesthetic with progressive songwriting and arranging.  Their vocals have a searing bluegrass edge to them and the playing is driving and inspired.  They have been quickly gaining a following since their formation in the fall of 2014. They released a 6-track EP in the Spring of 2015 and since then have been performing extensively throughout the US as well as in Canada and Ireland. The summer of 2016 has held more milestones: opening for Tim O’Brien at the Station Inn in Nashville, winning the Podunk Bluegrass Festival Band Contest and being nominated for a Momentum Award by the International Bluegrass Music Association. This winter they will be adding a full-time mandolin player to the band and heading into the studio in Nashville to record their debut full-length album with producer Stephen Mougin at the helm.


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ROBBIE PATE & MICHAEL GARY II
$10.00
Friday 4/21
6:00 pm
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Robbie Pate returns to Germanos to play duo with guitarist Michael Gary II.

Robbie and Michael, both alumni of The Baltimore School for the Arts, started playing duo together in 2011. 

This concert will include original music and arrangements written by Robbie and Michael! 








DANNY BARNES / GRANT GORDY / JOE K. WALSH
$15.00
Tuesday 4/25
6:00 pm
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Banjo player extraordinaire and 2015 recipient of the 6th annual Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass, Danny Barnes is described as "one of a kind" and widely acknowledged as "one of the best banjo players in America." Barnes is recognized for his experimental sound. The raw and unpolished musical breadth of his compositions has propelled him across the industry today. Barnes released a new solo record Got Myself Together (Ten Years Later) on Austin, TX based Eight 30 Records on November 27, 2015. Barnes' first collection in six years showcases a singular songwriter and player in peak form reworking his classic album Get Myself Together [2005]  (“Big Girl Blues,” “Get Me Out of Jail”) a decade on.

A founding member of the Bad Livers, Danny is a frequent collaborator with talents such as Bill Frisell, Robert Earl Keen, Jeff Austin and more. 

Tonight, Danny is joined by Grant Gordy (David Grisman Quintet) and Joe K. Walsh (Gibson Brothers).  


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

Dave Matthews

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THE LATE BOOMERS
$15.00
Friday 4/28
6:00 pm
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The Late Boomers make their Baltimore debut at Germano's with a toe-tappin' mix of honky-tonk, swing, country blues and bluesy-grass. The band features veteran DC area singer/songwriter Jeremy "Buck" Stone Schuhmann on guitar/vocals and harmonica, New Orleans transplant Eric Glaser on upright bass, and Annapolis' Elizabeth Melvin (Mama Jama, Jambulay) on vocals/percussion, along with ace multi-instrumentalist Tom McLaughlin (OK Twisters, Mama Tried) on mandolin and guitar. The vocals are tight, the strings are swinging and the atmosphere is hot when the Late Boomers come out to play.


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GLOBAL RHYTHMS WITH VOCALIST RENÉE GEORGES & THE GEORJAZZ QUARTET (GQ)
$10.00 - $20.00
Saturday 4/29
6:00 pm
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Celebrate International Jazz Day 2017 with Renée Georges! Due to the success of her 2016 IJD, Global Rhythms show, the charismatic vocalist returns to Germano's to sing a tapestry of timeless rhythms from around the world -arrangements of melodies ranging from the blues to Bossa and from swing to salsa, as well as a few of her own. With each rendering, a musical soundscape of the song and its composer(s) is created for the audience. Accompanied by a section of outstanding players she calls the Georjazz Quartet (GQ). Come, experience live performance by stellar contributors of the universal jazz community, as they move you through the musical landscape of global rhythms. 

As, one of the last Raelettes to sing and tour with the legendary Ray Charles, Vocalist, Renée Collins Georges  is quietly emerging as a lead vocalist. She recently performed with Diane Schuur in a group setting and as a soloist at the Rose Theater, NYC, in a tribute show to the genius of Soul, called The Ray Charles Songbook.


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DYLAN PERILLO'S USELESS CANS FROM ALBANY NEW YORK
$20.00
Sunday 4/30
6:00 pm
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Dylan Perrillo on bass and vocalist Julia Posin joined by Michael Joseph Harris f thrHot Club of Baltimore and other special guests! A night of creative trad jazz and New Orleans inspired swing.


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ELTON JOHN TRIBUTE
$15.00
Friday 5/05
6:00 pm
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Join us for an intimate live tribute to one of the greatest artists of our time.  Celebrating Elton John's early trio years and famed concert "11/17/70".   Playing highlights from classic albums like "Madman Across the Water", "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" and "Tumbleweed Connection to name a few" this is surely to be a fun and memorable night for music lovers.  








CHARISMA WOOTEN IN "AN EVENING OF ECLECTIC SONGS"
$20.00
Saturday 5/06
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.” ”  

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

 


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

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SARA AND KENNY
$10.00
Sunday 5/07
6:00 pm
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Sara d’Ippolito and Kenny Reichert met in Milwaukee, WI (USA), through a shared love of the growing improvised music scene. They immediately connected and started working on original music in July 2015. An eclectic blend of voice, ukulele, nylon and steel string guitars, Sara and Kenny embrace their wide range of musical styles to create their intimate sound. Sara grew up in southern Italy, but she has Wisconsin roots and teaches classical guitar at Latino on the near southside. Kenny is a native of Brookfield and studied jazz at the Berklee College of Music in Massachusetts. Together, they make beautiful music.

The duo’s debut album, “Spirit of Gold” was released in October 2015, to rave reviews and a sold out show at the historic Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum in Milwaukee. Piet Levy of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel said, “It’s striking how simpatico Sara and Kenny sound…especially considering their backgrounds couldn’t be more different. From Reichert's bright, flighty guitar work on "Four Minutes" to d'Ippolito's rich vocals during a romantic cover of Luigi Tenco's "Ti Ricorderai," "Spirit of Gold" will leave you smitten.” The songs are simple and yet sophisticated, melodic and elegant all at once. 

The duo will perform at Germano's as part of their spring tour supporting their upcoming album "Familiar Rhythms."


"Fantastic, original and inspiring music from two astonishingly gifted musicians."
- Tony Moore, Soho Radio London

 

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TONY Z AND STEF: THE ROLLER COASTER OF LOVE AND ALL THAT JAZZ
$20.00
Friday 5/12
6:00 pm
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Vocalist Tony Ziesat and pianist Stef Scaggiari are returning to Germano's with a program that consists of selections of the most popular songs from their two previous shows, "The Roller Coaster Of Love" and "Rhythm And Blues And All That Jazz."

     Many of the lyrics from the Great American Songbook and jazz standards make use of metaphors for the wild, emotional ride of romance, including hot vs. cold, up vs. down, clarity vs. bewilderment, love as an intoxicant, nighttime vs. sunshine, stormy weather vs. blue skies, the symbolic cycle of the seasons, and love as a magical spell.  

     Join us as Tony Z and Stef take us on a musical ride on the roller coaster of love.  Fasten your seatbelt!


 

     "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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ELIZABETH HART AND SIOBHAN KOLKER: SONGS OUR MOTHERS NEVER TAUGHT US
$20.00
Saturday 5/13
6:00 pm
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Sunday 5/14
12:00 pm
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Songs Our Mothers Never Taught Us: a Mother's Day Cabaret

Mother/daughter vocal duo Elizabeth Hart and Siobhan Kolker return to Germano’s along with pianist Marc Irwin, in a brand new show for Mother’s Day. Featuring songs of John Bucchino, Steve Ferguson, Carole King, Jesse Harris and more.








AN EVENING WITH ALEX DAVIS
$15.00
Friday 5/19
6:00 pm
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Alex Davis’s love for diverse genres of music is infectious. His bands, Passing Worth (indie/jazz/soul/pop), Miles to Go (prog/pop-rock) and solo Music of Alex Davis performance are tied together by his classically trained voice and love of the keyboard. With a Bachelor's of Music Composition from The University of South Carolina, Alex integrates fundamental and familiar musical beauty into a richly matured and original sound. His poetry reflects on life’s compelling truths, so often found within honest inconsistency. Moving seamlessly from light-hearted love to passionate hopelessness and on through to assured peace of mind, Alex Davis is laid bare in his own journey. With each song he gives a new story—a new moment that allows listeners to explore thoughts and feelings so easily left unattended.


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

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THE CHARM CITY REACTORS
$10.00
Saturday 5/20
6:00 pm
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Through the first half of the 1980s, The Charm City Reactors were a staple of the just-blossoming alternative music scene in Baltimore. A regular act at the storied Marble Bar, their music contrasted from the typical punk-rock found there, instead pursuing a melodic, reggae-rock-infused sound. A jam band before the term existed, their improvisational approach to their own material as well to an eclectic choice of cover tunes garnered them a devoted following, and positive reviews in the local press. In late 2016 The Reactors reunited to finally properly record themselves, and released their first CD, "All Good Things," which stunningly captures their sound and includes some of their classic songs from back in the day, plus some new aural treats. To celebrate the release, they've scheduled just two performances, the last of which is here at Germano's. Don't miss this unique chance to see one of Baltimore's great original acts.

The Charm City Reactors are:
Sam Nitzberg - Vocals, guitar
Alex Queral - Guitar
Eli Sokal - Bass
Bill Beachler - Drums


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JULIE KURZAVA AND DIANE KINSLEY IN "ON THE PRECIPICE"
$15.00
Sunday 5/21
6:00 pm
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Vocalist Julie Kurzava and pianist Diane Kinsley make a springtime return to the cabaret. Mixing standards with contemporary songs, Julie & Diane explore the choices we make when the stakes are high.

Julie Kurzava is a singer, actor, writer and producer and a regular performer at the Cabaret at Germano’s. Classically trained but equally at home in contemporary music, her storytelling ability and crystal clear vocals keep bringing her fans back.

Widely known as a collaborative artist, pianist and Colorado native Diane Kinsley is in demand with soloists and opera companies throughout the region. Assured and elegant, her playing surpasses the word “accompaniment”.








A MUSICAL CELEBRATION OF BOB DYLAN
$15.00
Wednesday 5/24
6:00 pm
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A Musical Celebration of Bob Dylan featuring D.T. Huber & Band with Steve Blake.

Join us for a special celebration of one of the most influential artists of the 20th Century.  With a songbook spanning six decades, we are excited to perform some of the most timeless and coveted music of our lifetime. Happy Birthday, Bob Dylan!

 








AN EVENING WITH GARY RUBIN AND BRENT HARDESTY
$15.00
Friday 5/26
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!








ANDREA CARLSON AND THE LOVE POLICE
$15.00 - $20.00
Thursday 6/01
6:00 pm
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Her voice is sultry, sweet, and playful, infusing the music with elements of earthy blues, retro jazz, and romantic swing. Her guitar is classical, adding elegance and intimacy. And Andrea’s repertoire is a mix of standards and originals in the vein of the Great American Songbook and Parisian Chanson; audiences and critics rave about her performances around the USA and in Europe.

 Andrea Carlson burst onto the Delaware Valley music scene in 2009, with her first award winning composition, "Cryin'". She followed with her first completely original CD, featuring another prize winner, "Mysterious Moon", and most recently by this year's CD "Love Can Be So Nice", showcasing standards and originals in English and French. For the past three summers, Andrea has toured Europe, playing a dozen countries and headlining at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

 Andrea was born in Tennessee, then her family moved to California and Texas, before settling in Illinois. Still in high school, she began singing jazz professionally in small groups and with a big band. Performances then included opening for the great James Brown! She earned her degree in Classical Guitar at the Columbia Conservatory, before she left Chicago – first for Memphis and then the east coast. Today, she can often be heard with her Love Police, in the greater Philadelphia and mid-Atlantic region.








BILLY MORTON-ORTEGA IN "BILLY'S BIG BROADWAY B'REVUE"
$15.00
Friday 6/09
6:00 pm
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The Tony Awards are coming up, so enjoy a massive helping of brassy Broadway tunes from present and past, stories and jokes some might consider crass, all served up by the hometown maven of class and sass! Come see Germano's regular Billy Morton-Ortega for a night of of showtunes, breathtaking choreography*, competitive hot-dog eating**, and musical interludes improvised on a hammer dulcimer***. Michael Sheppard will attempt valiantly to accompany such a multi-talented individual on the piano.

 

* Not a chance.

** Seriously?

*** You get the point. He'll be singing songs and telling more dumb jokes like this.








"A JOYFUL NOISE" WITH RHODA HARRISON
$15.00
Saturday 6/10
6:00 pm
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A classically trained lyric-coloratura soprano, Rhoda Harrison delights audiences with her interpretation of theatre and opera favorites as well as lesser-known art songs.  She has performed on the concert stage throughout the United States, locally at Peabody’s Friedberg Hall and The Gordon Center, and has worked as a cantor in Reform synagogues in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Maryland.  Wherever she sings, Rhoda is recognized for coupling her rich and emotive lyrical expression with her expansive range to express text and uplift audiences.  

 








AN EVENING WITH TROY KOGER "LIVING THROUGH SONG"
$15.00
Sunday 6/11
6:00 pm
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Troy Koger returns to the Cabaret at Germanosfor an evening of energetic and passionate music making. Accompanied by Justin Taylor (piano) and Terry Koger (alto saxophone), the evening will infuse selections from various genres including Pop, Alternative, Jazz, and Soul to delve into telling life stories through song. Every song has a motivation behind it. Sit back and enjoy a program filled with songs and life stories that embody the many facets and emotions of living! 

Troy Koger, Tenor, is a native of Baltimore, Maryland and a graduate of the Baltimore School for the Arts. Mr. Koger has performed as a solo singer throughout the state of Maryland and beyond! He has received recognition for his vocal talents by many entities including the National Endowment for Advancement in the Ars (2008), and more recently, won the title of Baltimore's 2015 "Voice of Pride". Troy is a versatile singer  and  enjoys performing various genres including Theater, Jazz, Pop, and Classical. He thoroughly enjoys sharing his talents with a variety of audiences throughout the Baltimore area. Troy also Hosts Karaoke nights at Baltimore's popular Grand Central Nightclub, recognized as one of Baltimore's best Karaoke experiences. 


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RICK TIGER
$6.00
Monday 6/12
6:00 pm
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Rick Tiger grew up in south Louisiana calling New Iberia home. He is the second of 8 and cherishes every moment with his family back in the "Bayou State". His love for music began at an early age with a few guitar lessons from a local teacher. He began writing songs almost the moment he could play a simple chord structure. His biggest fans are his family and friends from the "Sugar Cane Capitol" of the world. His desire to move to Nashville didn't become a reality till 1991. After a few short years Rick had a single on the radio by a group called Western Flyer. The song "What Will You Do With M-E", co-written with Craig Martin, climbed all the way to 26 on the Billboard chart in the summer of 1996. Since that time Rick has had cuts by Montgomery/Gentry, Gene Watson, The Del McCoury Band, Joe Nichols, Nu-Blue featuring legendary R&B singer Sam Moore and his latest triumph, a song on Bluegrass Queen Jeanette Williams' upcoming album. His pursuit of success in the music world is an inspiration. He has been a guide for countless dreamers that make the journey to the Music City. He's considered to be a role model when it comes to his love for his faith, family, friends, life and passion for the song.


"It all begins with a songwriter."  Rick Tiger

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RUSS MARGO RETURNS TO THE CABARET
$15.00
Friday 6/16
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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ANNAPOLIS JAZZTET
$10.00 - $15.00
Saturday 6/17
6:00 pm
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The Annapolis Jazztet is one of the finest small professional jazz groups in the Baltimore, 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. This is further complimented by several very talented vocalists. 


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THE GAGE BROTHERS CELEBRATE THE RELEASE OF THEIR NEW CD
$10.00
Tuesday 6/20
6:00 pm
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Folk singers Ben and Zach Gage join forces with Brendan O'Malley (mandolin) and Chris Volpe (banjo) to form The Gage Brothers, a chart-climbing Americana band with roots in rural northeast Ohio.  Tonight, they will perform songs from their fabulous new CD.


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COLD SPRING JAZZ QUARTET
$20.00
Friday 6/23
6:00 pm
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For two decades, Cold Spring Jazz Quartet has been entertaining audiences in the Baltimore-Washington area with their signature blend of classic and Latin jazz, standards, blues and sparkling original compositions. Their latest release, Warming Trend, has been met with an appropriately warm reception.In the City Paper, Geoffrey Himes praises Mark Osteen’s “eloquent” saxophone solos for “carving out harmonic extensions in sure phrases that get straight to the point.” Baltimore Jazz Alliance Newsletter reviewer Ali Brickman writes, “If you love Nutella-thick upright bass, enjoy your drums locked in, yet crisply restrained, and dig a classic sounding jazz ballad with aching minor themes, you’ll be repaid by this album. If you’re not allergic to lyrics that make you think, or to flashes of sincere emotion, this album is for you.” 

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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GUITARIST JAN KNUTSON W/ SCOTT SILBERT, SAX/WOODWINDS & JOHN PREVITI, BASS
$10.00 - $15.00
Saturday 6/24
6:00 pm
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Guitarist Jan Knutson made his Germano’s debut as a 15-year-old with renowned guitarist Frank Vignola. Since then he has performed with some of the worlds greatest guitarists including Bucky Pizzarelli, Martin Taylor, and Julian Lage. He has recorded two solo CDs and performed at major venues across the region including solo performances at the Kennedy Center and Strathmore.

Joining Jan this evening are Scott Silbert and John Previti. Scott is a gifted woodwind multi-instrumentalist who has performed with the Navy Band Commodores jazz ensemble, the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra, and with artists including Rosemary ClooneyAndy Williams, and Quincy Jones. John has performed for decades with  the finest musicians in the DC area including Paul Wingo, Rick Whitehead  and Steve Abshire. He performed with guitar legend Danny Gatton for 18 years. 


Please join Jan Knutson, Scott Silbert, and John Previti for an evening of swinging jazz from Django Reinhardt to the present day.


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DAMN TALL BUILDINGS
$10.00
Thursday 6/29
6:00 pm
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Damn Tall Buildings was born in January of 2013, busking on Newbury Street in Boston, MA. Through street performing, this dynamic quartet formed the foundation for the fully-immersive and truly electrifying performance for which they are known today. Priding themselves on their robust tour schedule, DTB has performed at numerous venues and festivals across the continental U.S. – most recently including GreyFox Bluegrass Festival, Philadelphia Folk Festival, Podunk Bluegrass Festival, Bluegrass On The Bogs, Vinegrass, Otis Mountain Get Down and Freshgrass Festival(where they were awarded 2nd place in the 2016 band competition). During the span of these tours, they've shared the stage with artists such as The California Honeydrops, The Dustbowl Revival, Sierra Hull, Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band, Gangstagrass, and many more.


“The Carter Family for the millennial generation...The band coined the term ‘guerrilla roots’ to describe its sound, which draws on early-20th-century Americana/bluegrass music, ‘repurposed for a modern audience.’” (The Boston Globe)

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HOT CLUB OF BALTIMORE WITH CHANTEUSE ALEXIS TANTAU
$20.00
Friday 6/30
6:00 pm
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The Hot Club of Baltimore, featuring guitarist Michael Joseph Harris, is the premier gypsy jazz group of the region specializing in the vast repertoire of vintage jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt including early swing, musette waltzes, show tunes, be bop, and French standards from the 30's and 40's.  The band includes Sami Arefin on rhythm guitar, Ed Hrybyk on bass and Matt Andrews on violin.  They will be joined by the beautiful young chanteuse Alexis Tantau who will beguile you with her authentic treatment of songs from Edith Piaf to Ella Fitzgerald. Tickets will go fast for this special night, so book yours well in advance! 


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NEW YORK CABARET ARTIST MARK NADLER RETURNS TO THE CABARET
$20.00
Friday 7/07
6:00 pm
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New York Cabaret Artist Mark Nadler Returns to Germano's!

Mark Nadler is an internationally acclaimed singer, pianist, tap-dancer and comedian. His recent off-Broadway hit, I'm a Stranger Here Myself, has been honored with the 2013 Nightlife Award and was nominated for a Drama Desk Award and two Broadway World Awards. The show was presented at The Adelaide Cabaret Festival in Adelaide, Australia, where it was nominated for the prestigious Helpmann Award. Additionally, Mark Nadler's Broadway Hootenanny has become a staple of the Adelaide Festival, where Mark has performed an unprecedented six times.

Mr. Nadler has performed at Carnegie Hall with the New York Pops Orchestra and has been a soloist with the Baltimore Symphony, Indianapolis Symphony, Oregon Symphony, National Arts Centre Symphony in Ottawa and others. At Philadelphia's 14,000 seat Mann Center for the Performing Arts, Mark did a solo two-act evening with the New York Pops, as well as Three Singular Sensations with Marvin Hamlisch and Martin Short.

He starred in and co-wrote the off-Broadway Gershwin revue, American Rhapsody, which was nominated for a Drama Desk and two Lucille Lortel Awards and received the Manhattan Association of Cabarets (MAC) Award for Outstanding Musical Revue. Additionally, he received the MAC Award three years in a row for outstanding Musical Comedy Performer and additionally, Mark was given the MAC Award for his performance of five different interacting characters in his one man Opera in Honky-tonk, Red Light, co-written with Dawn Hampton. 

This is a special night for cabaret afficionados!


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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"ELLA FITZGERALD'S 100TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION",
$10.00 - $20.00
Saturday 7/08
6:00 pm
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The Glenn Angus Jazz Quartet honors the musical life of the great songstress, Ella Fitzgerald,  on the occasion of what would be her 100th birthday.

Members of the Glenn Angus Jazz Quartet:

Glenn Angus, Violin
George Spicka, Piano
Phil Ravita, Bass
John Kessell, Drums 








ANITA GILLETTE IN "AFTER ALL"
$20.00
Sunday 7/09
12:00 pm
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“Dazzling, classy entertainment.”  - William Wolf

Tony Award Nominated actress and singer and winner of the 2014 CELEBRITY ARTIST MAC and BISTRO awards, ANITA GILLETTE presents a wonderful evening of music and memories in her One Woman show AFTER ALL. Ms. Gillette takes us for an intimate, touching and HILARIOUS look behind the scenes from Broadway to Hollywood, with a very personal tribute to the film, MOONSTRUCK, and her character “Miss Mona.”  

An autobiographical work, Gillette’s journey takes audiences backstage  from her days as an understudy in GYPSY with Merman, to CARNIVAL with David Merrick and Gower Champion, to her Tony nominated performance in Neil Simon’s comedy CHAPTER TWO.  From major feature films such as MOONSTRUCK to SHALL WE DANCE with Richard Gere. And then there’s Klugman/QUINCY, and Tina Fey/30 ROCK, MODERN FAMILY, BLUE BLOODS, JOHNNY CARSON and GAME SHOWS! She will surprise and delight in this production that is certain to entertain!


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

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

“Pure Joy”  - Jacques Kelly, Baltimore Sun

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

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

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

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THE APPLE SCRUFFS: THE BEATLES UNPLUGGED
$15.00
Saturday 7/15
6:00 pm
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With a dedication to accurately reproducing the music of The Beatles, The Apple Scruffs perform shows that allow audiences to re-discover the fab four's repertoire all over again.  As a quintet, they are able to reproduce songs from The Beatles' later "Studio Years" such as "Strawberry Fields" "I Am the Walrus" and the entire Abbey Road album to name a few.  No costumes, no wigs, just the music that changed the world.

A charming intimate venue coupled with a tailored set of music that will make you feel that "maybe this is what it would have been like to sit in the studio with The Beatles".








FOLKFACES
$10.00
Thursday 7/20
6:00 pm
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Folkfaces is a quintet out of Buffalo, NY that plays a rowdy blend of rootsy Folk, Jazz, and Blues - fusing classic forms with contemporary feelings and irresistibly danceable energy. Their inspiration comes from the mountains of Appalachia to the deltas of Mississippi, the swamps of Louisiana to the Concrete Jungle of the Rustbelt. Specializing in merriment and sticking it to the system, Folkfaces make the crowd dance and the hierarchy shatter.


 

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

 

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ANNAPOLIS JAZZTET
$10.00 - $15.00
Saturday 7/22
6:00 pm
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The Annapolis Jazztet is one of the finest small professional jazz groups in the Baltimore, 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. This is further complimented by several very talented vocalists. 


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KINGS OF CROWNSVILLE
$10.00 - $15.00
Saturday 7/29
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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JACKSON HOWARD
$10.00
Thursday 8/03
6:00 pm
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A modern-day troubadour, Jackson Howard blends the captivating prose and storytelling of Paul Simon with the youthful blue-eyed soul of Jason Mraz and a mesmerizing fingerstyle guitar at times reminiscent of Tommy Emmanuel. Howard has played over 500 shows in the past 2.5 years in the US and Iceland, opened for Nicolas David (The Voice) and Nick Jameson of Foghat, and recently completed his 2nd studio album Just for the Mystery with producers Billy Smiley (Newsboys), Ritchie Biggs (Civil Wars, Switchfoot), and Billy Whittington (Amy Grant). 

Having earned a PhD and worked in research prior to his music career, many of Jackson’s songs deal with change and our eternal search for self.  Introspective yet generalizable, his lyrics touch regret, hope, self-deception, and love - both vacuous and real.  His new album Just for the Mystery opens with the bouncy, pop-inspired title track which is a metaphorical exhale, letting go of romanticized memories and acknowledging how easily our minds can deceive us with a “What if?”  The album moves through songs written to lift hurting friends such as “A Place in this World” and “Surround You”, to the pain of betrayal in “Dizzy”, existential dilemma in “This Town” and finally to an optimistic hope for truer love in “If I Fall” which laments our consumer dating culture, realizing that true love is not selfish but giving.

With Just for the Mystery set to drop on April 2nd 2017, Howard will begin a tour of the United States east of the Mississippi through the end of August (with a few western exceptions).  Catch him live to hear the songs the way they were intended - raw, face to face, and complimented with quirky storytelling and humor.

 


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PHILIP THOMAS QUARTET PRESENTS "JAZZ HYMNS: FAITH OF OUR FATHERS"
$20.00
Friday 8/04
6:00 pm
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From the albums Jazz Hymns: Faith Of Our Fathers Vol. 1&2 3&4, some of the most classic, frequently sung and well known hymns of the church are re-imagined in the tradition of straight ahead jazz. Philip K Jones II (piano), Lionel Lyles (saxophone), Mike Graham (bass), and Philip Thomas (drums) will round out the group with special guest vocalist Yolanda Thomas.








THE TRAILER GRASS ORCHESTRA
$15.00
Saturday 8/05
6:00 pm
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The Trailer Grass Orchestra is a high energy, interactive, great time, bluegrass band. TGO is able to take some of the greatest hits from the 80’s, 90’s, 2000’s, and today, and transform them into hand clapping/boot stomping bluegrass classics.


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AN EVENING WITH SANDY AND RICHARD RICCARDI: TASTEFULLY RAUNCHY
$20.00
Friday 8/11
6:00 pm
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"Laughter is the best medicine, but Xanax is nice, too".

Sandy and Richard are here to make you scream with laughter and tap your toes to their all-original, all-comedy cabaret, describing their cracked and bushwhacked road to marital bliss, social consciousness, and menopause. With well over 5 million views on YouTube, their unique juxtaposition of modern, socio-relevant lyrics and tune-smithy jazz piano/vocal arrangements will charm your socks off.


“Together, Sandy and Richard Riccardi made for one hell of a rib-tickling and satisfying cabaret night out”
Peter Leavy, Cabaret Scenes Magazine

“…the sensational comedy-musical duo of Sandy and Richard Riccardi, satirizing everything they can think of with their patented blend of witty lyrics and smooth lounge-act showmanship…”
David Templeton, North Bay Bohemian



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STONE HILL ALL-STARS
$15.00
Saturday 8/12
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.


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

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AN EVENING WITH GARY RUBIN AND BRENT HARDESTY
$15.00
Friday 8/25
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!








ANNAPOLIS JAZZTET
$10.00 - $15.00
Saturday 8/26
6:00 pm
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The Annapolis Jazztet is one of the finest small professional jazz groups in the Baltimore, 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. This is further complimented by several very talented vocalists. 


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KINGS OF CROWNSVILLE
$0.00
Saturday 9/09
7:00 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.

This free concert is sponsored by Germano's in celebration of  the Little Italy Madonnari Arts Festival. Seats in the Cabaret at Germano's are available for dining patrons. 


"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 APPLE SCRUFFS: 1969 BEATLES ROOFTOP CONCERT REVISITED
$0.00
Sunday 9/10
5:00 pm
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With a dedication to accurately reproducing the music of The Beatles, The Apple Scruffs perform shows that allow audiences to re-discover the fab four's repertoire all over again.  As a quintet, they are able to reproduce songs from The Beatles' later "Studio Years" such as "Strawberry Fields" "I Am the Walrus" and the entire Abbey Road album to name a few.  No costumes, no wigs, just the music that changed the world.

Tonight they perform at the close of the Madonnari Arts Festival from the roof of Germano's PIATTINI in an ode to the 1969 Beatles rooftop concert above their Apple Corp. headquarters--the last concert they would play together.








HOT CLUB OF BALTIMORE WITH CHANTEUSE ALEXIS TANTAU
$20.00
Friday 9/15
6:00 pm
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The Hot Club of Baltimore, featuring guitarist Michael Joseph Harris, is the premier gypsy jazz group of the region specializing in the vast repertoire of vintage jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt including early swing, musette waltzes, show tunes, be bop, and French standards from the 30's and 40's.  The band includes Sami Arefin on rhythm guitar, Ed Hrybyk on bass and Matt Andrews on violin.  They will be joined by the beautiful young chanteuse Alexis Tantau who will beguile you with her authentic treatment of songs from Edith Piaf to Ella Fitzgerald. Tickets will go fast for this special night, so book yours well in advance! 


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CHARISMA WOOTEN IN "AN EVENING OF ECLECTIC SONGS"
$20.00
Saturday 9/16
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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JULIE KURZAVA AND DIANE KINSLEY IN "ON THE PRECIPICE"
$15.00
Sunday 9/17
6:00 pm
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Vocalist Julie Kurzava and pianist Diane Kinsley make a springtime return to the cabaret. Mixing standards with contemporary songs, Julie & Diane explore the choices we make when the stakes are high.

Julie Kurzava is a singer, actor, writer and producer and a regular performer at the Cabaret at Germano’s. Classically trained but equally at home in contemporary music, her storytelling ability and crystal clear vocals keep bringing her fans back.

Widely known as a collaborative artist, pianist and Colorado native Diane Kinsley is in demand with soloists and opera companies throughout the region. Assured and elegant, her playing surpasses the word “accompaniment”.








COLD SPRING JAZZ QUARTET
$20.00
Saturday 9/23
6:00 pm
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For two decades, Cold Spring Jazz Quartet has been entertaining audiences in the Baltimore-Washington area with their signature blend of classic and Latin jazz, standards, blues and sparkling original compositions. Their latest release, Warming Trend, has been met with an appropriately warm reception.In the City Paper, Geoffrey Himes praises Mark Osteen’s “eloquent” saxophone solos for “carving out harmonic extensions in sure phrases that get straight to the point.” Baltimore Jazz Alliance Newsletter reviewer Ali Brickman writes, “If you love Nutella-thick upright bass, enjoy your drums locked in, yet crisply restrained, and dig a classic sounding jazz ballad with aching minor themes, you’ll be repaid by this album. If you’re not allergic to lyrics that make you think, or to flashes of sincere emotion, this album is for you.” 

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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AN EVENING WITH ADAM SWANSON
$15.00
Monday 9/25
6:00 pm
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Adam Swanson is rapidly becoming known as one of the world's foremost performers and historians of ragtime and early American popular music. We were fortunate to forge a friendship with Adam when he was completing graduate studies as a musicology student at the Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. Although he is only twenty-three years old, Adam has been a featured performer and lecturer at ragtime and jazz festivals across the United States, and he is the youngest three-time winner of the World Championship Old-Time Piano Playing Contest. Adam made his New York debut in Carnegie Hall at the age of nineteen and has also played Hungary, Switzerland, the Kennedy Center, and the Cinecon Classic Film Festival in Hollywood. He has worked with such other musicians as John Arpin, Michael Feinstein, Johnny Maddox, and Ian Whitcomb. In tonight's cabaret, he will perform classical music as well as turn-of-the-century ragtime classics. 


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ANNAPOLIS JAZZTET
$10.00 - $15.00
Saturday 9/30
6:00 pm
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The Annapolis Jazztet is one of the finest small professional jazz groups in the Baltimore, 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. This is further complimented by several very talented vocalists. 


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AN EVENING WITH GARY RUBIN AND BRENT HARDESTY
$15.00
Friday 10/13
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!








KINGS OF CROWNSVILLE
$10.00 - $15.00
Saturday 10/21
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 LARRY BROWN QUARTET
$20.00
Saturday 11/04
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 11/18
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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SONGS OF THE SEASON WITH VOCALIST RENÉE GEORGES & THE GEORJAZZ TRIO
$10.00 - $20.00
Saturday 12/09
6:00 pm
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International vocalist, Renée Georges sings a variety of songs of the season:  arrangements of jazz, popular tunes and holiday favorites to help you get cozy in the wonderful setting of the C?abaret Room. Melt away those winter blues and let your heart be warmed this December with song. Renee will be joined by a fantastic trio of musicians.

As, one of the last Raelettes to sing and tour with the legendary Ray Charles, Vocalist, Renée Collins Georges  is quietly emerging as a lead vocalist. She recently performed with Diane Schuur in a group setting and as a soloist at the Rose Theater, NYC, in a tribute show to the genius of Soul, called The Ray Charles Songbook.


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GLENN ANGUS JAZZ QUARTET: "A JAZZ CHRISTMAS AT GERMANO'S"
$10.00 - $20.00
Saturday 12/23
6:00 pm
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"A Jazz Christmas at Germano's" will contain original charts merging traditional seasonal music with famous jazz standards.

The exceptional musicians who comprise the Glenn Angus Jazz Quartet are:

Glenn Angus, Violin
George Spicka, Piano
Phil Ravita, Bass
John Kessell, Drums 

Seating is at 6pm and the performance will begin promptly at 7pm.








"COUP DE BOP" - TRIBUTE TO THE LESSER KNOWN YET SATISFYING JAZZ OF OUR TIME
$15.00
Wednesday 1/10
6:00 pm
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Thursday 1/11
6:00 pm
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"Coup De Bop" is an apt name for this particular group of jazz talent. "Coup" as in the overthrow of the "Bop" too often played by musicians in most clubs and/or restaurant settings.To be sure...this group can "play" and "bop" and "blow the house down" with the "Great American Songbook".  Beatnik" attire optional.

The players in this group have been around their respective blocks and are a veritable "who's who" in the Balto/DC area:

Andy Dagilis - Sax

Eric Heavner  - Trumpet

Tom Hensler - Bass

Anthony Villa - Piano

Tim Ghiz - Drums

 








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.