OPEN MIC NIGHT WITH MARY REILLY
$10.00
Wednesday 9/19
6:00 pm
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Open Mic Night with Mary Reilly

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

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








AN EVENING WITH ADAM SWANSON
$15.00
Thursday 9/20
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 and Switzerland. He has worked with such musicians as Toronto’s John Arpin, former rock star Ian Whitcomb, and legendary 1950s recording artist Johnny Maddox, who is one of Adam’s greatest influences. Adam performs every summer at the historic Strater Hotel in Durango, Colorado.


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THE HOT CLUB OF BALTIMORE
$15.00
Friday 9/21
6:00 pm
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The Hot Club of Baltimore featuring Michael Joseph Harris is the premier gypsy jazz group of the region, specializing in the vast repertoire of guitarist Django Reinhardt including early swing musette waltzes, showtimes, Bebop, and French standards from the 30’s and 40’s. Tonight, the band includes Harris on guitar, Chuck Karner on drums, Shawn Simon on bass and vocalist and trumpeter, Nico Sarbanes.








HITCHY-KOO 2018 - A FUNDRAISER FOR THE HOUSE OF BANKERD
$20.00
Saturday 9/22
6:00 pm
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One of the last vestiges of vaudeville took place from 1917 to 1920, when actor Raymond Hitchcock (aka “Hitchy”) organized a series of musical revues featuring up-and-coming young composers of the era, including Jerome Kern, E. Ray Goetz and Cole Porter. The shows, known as “Hitchy-Koos,” played successfully on Broadway and even went on a national tour.

Hitchy-Koo 2018 is a fundraiser for the House of Bankerd (aka “HOB”), a Baltimore arts collective which provides support to arts organizations throughout the Baltimore metropolitan area, featuring members of the HOB board and guest artists singing songs by composers of the period from the 1910s through the 1930s. Singers Lisa Dickinson, Christine Thomas, Lance Bankerd, and Lee Lewis join pianist Robert Barbarino for a rollicking romp through music of stage and screen by the Hitchy-Koo composers of yore plus Gershwin, Berlin, and other greats of the Golden Age.


“Oh, simply meant for Kings and Queens,

Don't you ask me what it means,

I just love that Hitchy-koo,

Hitchy-koo, Hitchy-koo!”

 







MEL HENDERSON, JR. AND GRAMMY NOMINATED PARADIGM SHIFT
$20.00
Sunday 9/23
6:00 pm
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One of the brightest guitarists of his generation, Melvin Henderson will soon be releasing his debut album on Trier Records. Over the past 3 decades he has performed and recorded with some of contemporary music’s finest musicians including Al Jarreau, Dr Lonnie Smith, Joe Locke, Randy Brecker, Wycliffe Gordon, Marcus Printup, JD Allen, Jeremy Pelt, Ted Poor, Jack McDuff, Tommy Campbell, Wilby Fletcher, Fred Wesley and David “Fathead” Newman. Henderson’s playing has been applauded in publications worldwide, including JazzWeek and AllaboutJazz.

He has toured extensively in the U.S., Europe and Canada, performing at some of the best national and international Jazz festivals including the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival, Salzburger Jazz Herbst, Markham, Newport and Paetec Jazz Festival as well as at renowned venues such as the Blue Note clubs in New York and Tokyo and the Bee Hive in Boston.

Henderson is a member of the Grammy-nominated band Paradigm Shift. He is on the faculty of Rochester Contemporary School of Music and is a sought after clinician. Henderson attended Berklee College of Music and currently resides in Western New York.


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VICTORIA VOX/ JACK & THE VOX
$20.00
Thursday 9/27
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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FLYING DOG BREWERY BEER DINNER
$50.00
Thursday 9/27
6:00 pm
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Germano’s PIATTINI and Flying Dog Brewery celebrate beer lovers’ favorite season as we introduce our new Fall menu with brew pairings in Germano’s bar.  Sample five small plates (“piattini”) from Germano’s David Rekoski paired with five stellar beers from Flying Dog Brewery..  $50 per person, all inclusive.  Reserve early, limited seating.








JUSTIN THOMAS RITCHIE:"COMMON GROUND" A CABARET
$20.00
Friday 9/28
6:00 pm
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Are we more alike than we are different? Through the music of Cindi Lauper, Pasik & Paul, Joni Mitchell, Mary Chapin Carpenter and many more, together, we'll discover where we can belong, where we can be seen and where we can find...Common Ground.

Justin Ritchie is excited to back with a new show Germano’s – the perfect space for cabaret! Recently Justin has returned to his roots in musical theatre.  He played the role of Archibald Craven in The Colonial Players of Annapolis’ production of “The Secret Garden”. Most recently he was seen in the role of Ethan Girard in the Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre’s production of “The Full Monty”.   For more than 10 years Justin has been an active cabaret performer in both the DC and NYC cabaret communities.  He has been lucky enough to perform at NYC’s Don’t Tell Mama,  the Metropolitan Room and B.B. King Blues Club and locally in such venues as The Sitar Arts Center, Atlas Theatre,  the Kennedy Center and as part of the DC Fringe Festival.  His last one-man show, On My Way Here, was nominated for a WAMA award.  Justin was part of the MAC (Manhattan Association of Cabarets) award winning cast for the show, “Tonight, New York City”.  In June 2014, Justin released his first recording, “Feels Like Home”.  Justin is also the music director at Oaklands Presbyterian Church and the band leader at Temple Rodef Shalom. 

Jeff Hamlin, Music Director, Lonny Smith, Director

 


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AN EVENING WITH TIME FOR A CHANGE JAZZ QUARTET
$10.00
Saturday 9/29
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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"THE BEST OF HAMILTON" BY ELLEN KATZ, BROADWAY EDUTAINER AND VOCALIST
$20.00
Monday 10/01
6:00 pm
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LET ELLEN KATZ DAZZLE YOU WITH THE SHEER BRILLIANCE OF “HAMILTON”.

BALTIMORE’S BEST BROADWAY EDUCATOR CONNECTS YOU TO THE MUSIC AND STORY OF AMERICA’S AMAZING FOUNDING FATHER.  WITH EXCITING VISUALS AND MUSIC, SHE TELLS HIS STORY IN A UNIQUE AND CREATIVE PRESENTATION THAT BOTH STANDS ON ITS OWN AND WILL ENHANCE YOUR "HAMILTON" EXPERIENCE WHEN THE BROADWAY PHENOMENON COMES TO BALTIMORE.

ATTEND BOTH SESSIONS!

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

 PERFORMANCES ON MONDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2018, AT 6PM AND SUNDAY OCTOBER 21, 2018 BRUNCH  AT NOON.

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

PERFORMANCES ON MONDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2018  AT 6PM AND SUNDAY OCTOBER 28, BRUNCH   AT NOON.

HAMILTON SING A LONG!

ELLEN LEADS US IN THE FABULOUS SONGS FROM HAMILTON.  LEARN TO RAP, SNAP AND TAP TO THE CLEVER, CATCHY AND INDELIBLE SONGS OF LYN-MANUEL MIRANDA, AMERICA’S MODERN “SHAKESPEARE”.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2018  BRUNCH AT NOON








AN EVENING WITH BILLY COLUCCI
$10.00
Thursday 10/04
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. He is joined by David Foster on bass.








JULIE KURZAVA AND DIANE KINSLEY IN "SITTIN' ON A RAINBOW"
$15.00
Friday 10/05
6:00 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”. 








LAURETTE HANKINS-O'CONNELL IN "BODACIOUS BROAD(WAY)"
$15.00
Saturday 10/06
6:00 pm
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The irrepressible Laurette Hankins-O’Connell debuts her new cabaret, Bodacious Broad(way), an exuberant and occasionally irreverent salute to a wide array ofBroadway musicals of the 20th century. This upbeat“backstage tour” includes both bodacious and poignant songs, cherry- picked from more than five decades of Broadway’s best. Buckle your seatbelt and enjoy the ridewith Laurette and terrific pianist Nick Zurowski!


“Hankins-O’Connell has an offhanded charm and forged a solid connection with the audience.  She is an effective comedienne, and did a stellar job in wringing out laughs from “My Mother’s Wedding Day” (Brigadoon).  Her patter was well-crafted, wittily providing interesting insights in the transition from stage to cinema of the works she was saluting.” -- Michael Miyazaki, Cabaret Times, 2015







"THE BEST OF HAMILTON" BY ELLEN KATZ, BROADWAY EDUTAINER AND VOCALIST
$20.00
Monday 10/08
6:00 pm
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LET ELLEN KATZ DAZZLE YOU WITH THE SHEER BRILLIANCE OF “HAMILTON”.

BALTIMORE’S BEST BROADWAY EDUCATOR CONNECTS YOU TO THE MUSIC AND STORY OF AMERICA’S AMAZING FOUNDING FATHER.  WITH EXCITING VISUALS AND MUSIC, SHE TELLS HIS STORY IN A UNIQUE AND CREATIVE PRESENTATION THAT BOTH STANDS ON ITS OWN AND WILL ENHANCE YOUR "HAMILTON" EXPERIENCE WHEN THE BROADWAY PHENOMENON COMES TO BALTIMORE.

ATTEND BOTH SESSIONS!

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

 PERFORMANCES ON MONDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2018, AT 6PM AND SUNDAY OCTOBER 21, 2018 BRUNCH  AT NOON.

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

PERFORMANCES ON MONDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2018  AT 6PM AND SUNDAY OCTOBER 28, BRUNCH   AT NOON.

HAMILTON SING A LONG!

ELLEN LEADS US IN THE FABULOUS SONGS FROM HAMILTON.  LEARN TO RAP, SNAP AND TAP TO THE CLEVER, CATCHY AND INDELIBLE SONGS OF LYN-MANUEL MIRANDA, AMERICA’S MODERN “SHAKESPEARE”.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2018  BRUNCH AT NOON








ELLIS WOODWARD & JOE DOYLE
$10.00
Wednesday 10/10
6:00 pm
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…In the first third of October, fall is yet haltingly new –

but looking back longingly marks the sweet pull of the healing autumnal view…

A night full of songs for remembering 

all those who no longer could wait…

And topping that shelf, the old flyer, himself –

…dad would have been 98…

On October 8th in the cabaret at Germano’s, Ellis Woodward & Joe Doyle are planning a night of reminiscences – embracing the ethos of the new season…playing songs of many eras and styles, including originals and requests - Doors open at 6 (for dining), show starts at 7:30; tickets are $10 a head – Come start the season off singing!!

As a songwriter, Ellis has written, recorded, and released four independent album/CD projects, written a theme song for a PBS children's TV show pilot, been awarded a grant to write and record public service announcements about water conservation and recycling, and been commissioned to write a song detailing the dangers of food allergies in children. In 2001, Ellis was designated "Best All-Purpose Troubadour" in the annual City Paper Best of Baltimore issue. In January 2015, Ellis was invited to be a judge in the children's category of the MASC (Mid-Atlantic Song Contest), sponsored by SAW, (Songwriters Association of Washington). Three times, Ellis has been a showcase-featured writer/member of the Baltimore Songwriters' Association (BSA), and is currently a Coordinator for the Baltimore chapter of the Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI), adding"mentor" to his list of musical roles and hats... Along the way, Ellis has co-written a musical celebrating the centennial of the Wright Bros first self-powered flight (Right Place, Right Time, Wright Brothers), and has an IMDB listing for a cameo role in the critically acclaimed indie film I Used To Be Darker, a Sundance selection, 2013. In December 2016, Ellis was inducted into the Maryland Entertainment Hall of Fame, and in March ‘17, Ellis was honored to be one of the initial four writers invited to take part in the first "Thoughts Behind The Songs" evening at Germano's Piattini (and cabaret) in Little Italy, Baltimore. "...and the road goes on forever..."

 








AN EVENING WITH GENE BERTONCINI AND ED LAUB
$20.00
Thursday 10/11
6:00 pm
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Gene Bertoncini is one of the pre-eminent jazz guitarists’ active today. His fluid technique and lyricism have won him international praise and accolades as the "Segovia of jazz." An eloquent and versatile improviser, Mr. Bertoncini has been heard with an extraordinary range of jazz greats, including performances and recordings with Benny Goodman, Buddy Rich, Wayne Shorter, Hubert Laws, Paul Desmond among others, as well as such distinguished singers as Tony Bennett, Lena Horne, Nancy Wilson, Vic Damone, and Eydie Gorme. The Washington Post proclaimed his solo appearance in New York City the best jazz concert of the year 1999.

Mr. Bertoncini's acclaim is hardly confined to this country. His CD, "Someone to Light Up My Life" which features his own arrangements of the compositions of the great bossa nova composer Antonio Carlos Jobim, won international raves. Brazilian critic's and listener's polls also named him the best acoustic jazz guitarist. Gene Bertoncini has just released a striking new solo CD, "Quiet Now" on the heels of his highly successful "Acoustic Romance," which reached the top ten of the jazz playlists. Jazziz magazine's March 2004 issue ranked it Number 1 in their list of the top 20 acoustic guitar CDs. His newest CD is called “Concerti” and features Gene with a string quartet and bass. A prolific and popular studio musician,

Bertoncini honed his professional chops as a member of the Tonight Show band during Johnny Carson's tenure, and he has worked with composers and arrangers such as Lalo Schifrin and Michael Legrand and has performed with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. According to the New Yorker magazine, "Bertoncini is an affecting, highly original guitarist that moves easily back and forth between classical and jazz guitar."

Mr. Bertoncini’s teaching credits include William Patterson University, the Eastman School of Music where he regularly performs and conducts summer workshops for jazz guitarists, the New England Conservatory, New York University, and the Banff School of Fine Arts. He has been a highly sought-after guest clinician in colleges and universities throughout the country. Gene was nominated as the best jazz guitarist of the year (08) by the New York Jazz Press Association.

Ed Laub is a renowned guitarist and vocalist whose style has been compared to a blend of Kenny Rankin, Chet Baker and James Taylor and a guitar style similar to his mentor Bucky Pizzarelli.  Ed says, “ that’s not bad company to be associated with. They were amongst the artists to whom I listened to and was most influenced by.  I guess I would say I am honored with that comparison”

Because of Ed’s talent as an accompanist and the fact that he is one of the more accomplished 7 String guitarists, he is sought after by many of the top guitarists in the NYC metropolitan area to back them up and adds a pianistic style that makes a duo sound more like a trio.  Focusing mostly on the American Songbook genre Ed also loves to perform the great Brazilian classics using a nylon 7-string guitar.

Born in northern Bergen County, New Jersey in 1952, Ed grew up in a family of musicians and his one uncle was an accomplished organist/arranger who spent many years with Mitch Miller and the Fred Waring. 

In ’66 Ed had the good fortune to study with a marvelous guitarist and banjoist, Bobby Domenic (Uncle to jazz legend, Bucky Pizzarelli) and ultimately a few years later in 1969, studying the 7 String guitar with Bucky.  Ed graduated from Fairleigh Dickinson University with a degree in music and business and maintained a dual career in both his family business and as a musician in a variety of bands.








CSJQ PRESENTS "A JAUNT THROUGH JAZZ HISTORY"
$20.00
Friday 10/12
6:00 pm
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Come with Cold Spring Jazz Quartet as they take a dynamic journey through the history of jazz. Tap your feet to the swing of Duke Ellington. Snap your fingers to bebop classics by Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, and Thelonious Monk. Groove to the hard bop music of Horace Silver and Charles Mingus. Take a trip to South America and relax with bossa nova, then swing your hips to some samba. Get moody with modal jazz by John Coltrane and Miles Davis. And then get up and shake your booty to some funk. Bandleader and vocalist Mark Osteen spices up these musical servings with amusing stories and historical introductions. From "'A' Train" to Coltrane, from Monk to funk—you’re sure to enjoy this trip!


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STONE HILL ALL-STARS
$8.00 - $10.00
Saturday 10/13
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’s and Shock’s most recent band, is the quintessential Baltimore band and Margolis is one of the city’s smartest songwriters.

Tickets: $10 in advance/$12 at door/$8 full-time students with ID


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

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OPEN MIC NIGHT WITH MARY REILLY
$10.00
Wednesday 10/17
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.  








AN EVENING WITH NICOLE ZURAITIS
$15.00
Thursday 10/18
6:00 pm
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If recently you happened upon Greenwich Village’s 55 Bar and were enchanted by the seismic talent of inspired vocalist, keyboard player and songwriter Nicole Zuraitis, you’re officially part of the 32-year-old’s burgeoning fan club. Nicole Zuraitis blends bountiful songwriting skills, an effervescent presence and dazzling vocals in a consummate package that has thrilled audiences across Manhattan and across the world.

Nicole is the 2016 New York City Songwriting Competition Coffee Music Project Winner, 2015 second runner-up in the Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition and the 2014 Herb Albert ASCAP Young Composer Awards Winner. She's also the Peoples Choice and Johnny Mercer Award winner in the National American Traditions Vocal Competition. Nicole has headlined the Blue Note (NYC) and maintains residencies at the 55 Bar (every second Thursday of the month), Rockwood Music Hall (with the Dan Pugach Nonet), and Redeye Grill. Audiences love Nicole’s limitless enthusiasm, but that’s only part of her story; only part of her talent.

While pursuing a career that has spanned jazz, pop and classical, Nicole has collaborated with Cyrille Aimee, Thana Alexa, Dave Stryker, Livingston Taylor, Tom Chapin, Omar Hakim and Bernard Purdie. She’s performed at festivals nationwide, and has recorded two albums: 2013’s Pariah Anthem and 2009’s Spread TheWord, both releases featuring the cream of New York’s jazz hierarchy. 

Nicole’s new recording, Hive Mind (Dot Time Records), chronicles themes close to her heart, including an unflinching love of family and friends delivered with a sincere spirit that finds release in eight intimate original compositions (and two covers) which span genres. After hearing HiveMind, you’d expect nothing less from this NYU trained classical vocalist and Connecticut born songwriter who swings hard as she brings listeners under her enveloping musical wings.

She has two self released albums under her belt, including the 2013 release Pariah Anthem (Vic-tor Gould, Ilan Bar Lavi, Nandini Srikar) and the 2009 release Spread The Word featuring Winard Harper and the Curtis Brothers. Her third album "Hive Mind" will be released in 2017 under Dot Time Records. Nicole’s world music band EVA just released their EP Take Some Air to rave reviews. She continues working with producer Tim Walsh of The Stepkids on an electronic pop alter ego called "nikki and the riot". Don't forget to check out her singles “Long Meadow Vine” (Featuring Cyrille Aimee and Thana Alexa) and “For the Lonely". 

Nicole is a proud faculty member of the Litchfield Jazz Camp. She has taught songwriting and jazz vocal workshops worldwide, including the Swarnabhoomi Academy of Music in India, Israel Embassy, Australian consulate and the Berklee College of Music in Boston. She was featured in a video interview by Columbia News Tonight as "New Yorker of the week" for her work with music and shelter animals and hopes to continue giving back by raising awareness for the mental health stigma.


"A strong musicianship that is never compromised, the gorgeous and capable instrument that can be conversational one moment and then soar to the heavens the next, the sincere storytelling that is always present in her delivery.  Nicole is one of my favorite vocalists…a masterful musician who uses her knowledge for the good of the story. This is a rare and beautiful thing."JANE MONHEIT  

“A heart as big as her remarkable voice”-- JAZZ POLICE

 

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A SPECIAL EVENING WITH CHRIS URQUIAGA
$15.00
Friday 10/19
6:00 pm
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Chris Urquiaga, is an exciting singer-songwriter & pianist  whose songs infuse sounds of pop, R&B, and Latin music. He performs music in English, Spanish, & Portuguese.

In July 2018, he released a Latin pop single, “We’re One”, along with its Spanish version, “Amor Profundo”, available on iTunes and all the music downloading sites on his upcoming new album, “I’m Here.”


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AN EVENING OF ECLECTIC SONGS WITH CHARISMA WOOTEN
$20.00
Saturday 10/20
6:00 pm
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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.” "

Michael Miyazaki, Cabaret Scenes Magazine 

Ms. Wooten is accompanied by Everett P. Williams, Jr. on piano and Marshall Keys on saxophone. 


"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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"THE BEST OF HAMILTON" BY ELLEN KATZ, BROADWAY EDUTAINER AND VOCALIST
$20.00
Sunday 10/21
12:00 pm
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LET ELLEN KATZ DAZZLE YOU WITH THE SHEER BRILLIANCE OF “HAMILTON”.

BALTIMORE’S BEST BROADWAY EDUCATOR CONNECTS YOU TO THE MUSIC AND STORY OF AMERICA’S AMAZING FOUNDING FATHER.  WITH EXCITING VISUALS AND MUSIC, SHE TELLS HIS STORY IN A UNIQUE AND CREATIVE PRESENTATION THAT BOTH STANDS ON ITS OWN AND WILL ENHANCE YOUR "HAMILTON" EXPERIENCE WHEN THE BROADWAY PHENOMENON COMES TO BALTIMORE.

ATTEND BOTH SESSIONS!

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

 PERFORMANCES ON MONDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2018, AT 6PM AND SUNDAY OCTOBER 21, 2018 BRUNCH  AT NOON.

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

PERFORMANCES ON MONDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2018  AT 6PM AND SUNDAY OCTOBER 28, BRUNCH   AT NOON.

HAMILTON SING A LONG

ELLEN LEADS US IN THE FABULOUS SONGS FROM HAMILTON.  LEARN TO RAP, SNAP AND TAP TO THE CLEVER, CATCHY AND INDELIBLE SONGS OF LYN-MANUEL MIRANDA, AMERICA’S MODERN “SHAKESPEARE”.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2018  BRUNCH AT NOON








GLENN ANGUS JAZZ QUARTET IN "GEORGE GERSHWIN MEETS HORACE SILVER"
$10.00 - $20.00
Sunday 10/21
6:00 pm
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Tonight’s program is is entitled, “George Gershwin Meets Horace Silver”. 

We will use the music of these giants of jazz piano to contrast their styles, with a variety of music of each composer.  It will be a most memorable musical evening.

 

The music begins at 7 PM, with dinner at 6 PM.

The exceptional musicians of the Glenn Angus Jazz Quartet:

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

 




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THE BRITISH ARE COMING!
$15.00
Thursday 10/25
6:00 pm
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Germano's kicks off the tenth year of this wonderful collaboration with the Baltimore School for the Arts. Tonight we welcome the talented BSA theater students under the direction of  Roz Cauthen and Becky Mossing and their British colleagues from Showdown Theatre Arts UK under the direction of Carli Jones in a cabaret in preparation for their joint production to be debuted in the spring on the West End in London. Ms. Jones and Ms. Mossing will perform cabaret material with the students. 

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








ERIC COMSTOCK & BARBARA FASANO "TAKE LOVE EASY"
$20.00
Friday 10/26
6:00 pm
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Returning to Germano’s after their sold-out Valentine’s Day concert, ERIC COMSTOCK & BARBARA FASANO, whose electrifying combination of warmth, wit, swing and sensuality have made them the nightclub world's most celebrated team, bring us their fast-paced and swinging exploration of The Great American Songbook, then and now.   There's something for everyone, from great standards Sinatra made famous to jazz, pop, Broadway and other surprising songs you didn't know you loved!  As entertaining as they are musically savvy, their intimate connection with their audiences have won them fans coast to coast.  Winners of 8 MAC Awards, 5 New York Bistro Awards and the New York Nightlife Award, they were honored recently for the fourth time with the Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs (MAC) award for Major Duo Artists.  Comstock has been called "an ingenious musical wit … cabaret caviar" (The New York Times).  The New York Observer’s Rex Reed raves, “Fasano gives off palpable electricity.”   Sultry, soulful and surprising, Eric & Barbara will bring you laughs & love songs from Cole Porter, Rodgers and Hart,Stephen Sondheim, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Paul Simon, Joni Mitchell, Peggy Lee and other geniuses of the jazz, pop and Broadway songbooks.  The New York Times calls their shows "witty" & "exhilarating".  This glamorous duo makes the songbook come alive, and they promise a party where the music & the stories will be equally great.In the words of revered jazz critic Ira Gitler, “They have it all, and then some … artistic, swinging, and superbly entertaining.”
Visit artist websites: www.barbarafasano.com and www.ericcomstock.net


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

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

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



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SING THE TRUTH, A MASTER CLASS WITH BARBARA FASANO AND ERIC COMSTOCK
$55.00 - $120.00
Saturday 10/27
11:30 am
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We are delighted to announce "Sing the Truth": A Master Class with Barbara Fasano and Eric Comstock to be held at Germano's on Saturday, October 27th, 11:30am-4:30pm.  There are slots for 8 singers and 12 observers.  Each singer will have an opportunity to work with Eric and Barbara for 30 minutes. During this time, you will have an opportunity to present one or more songs and they will provide you with specific guidance and suggestions for improving your performance.

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

The fee for singers is $120.  The fee for observers is $55.  These fees are inclusive of lunch prepared by Germano’s. 

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

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

Sing the truth
Barbara Fasano & Eric Comstock

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

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

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

 








TONY AND STEF: THE MAGICAL SPELL OF LOVE
$20.00
Saturday 10/27
6:00 pm
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Many of the Great American Songbook compositions reflect a theme of love as a magical spell.  Examples include "Witchcraft,"  "Angel Eyes" ("that old devil sent"),  "You Go To My Head" ("like a haunting refrain ... casts a spell over me"), and "Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered," to name just a few.  With the approach of Halloween, vocalist Tony Ziesat and pianist Stef Scaggiari will explore that heady body of music...  

Join us as we celebrate the mystical magic of being in love!  

Costume optional.    It's going to be a scream...   


 

     "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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"THE BEST OF HAMILTON" BY ELLEN KATZ, BROADWAY EDUTAINER AND VOCALIST
$20.00
Sunday 10/28
12:00 pm
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LET ELLEN KATZ DAZZLE YOU WITH THE SHEER BRILLIANCE OF “HAMILTON”.

BALTIMORE’S BEST BROADWAY EDUCATOR CONNECTS YOU TO THE MUSIC AND STORY OF AMERICA’S AMAZING FOUNDING FATHER.  WITH EXCITING VISUALS AND MUSIC, SHE TELLS HIS STORY IN A UNIQUE AND CREATIVE PRESENTATION THAT BOTH STANDS ON ITS OWN AND WILL ENHANCE YOUR "HAMILTON" EXPERIENCE WHEN THE BROADWAY PHENOMENON COMES TO BALTIMORE.

ATTEND BOTH SESSIONS!

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

 PERFORMANCES ON MONDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2018, AT 6PM AND SUNDAY OCTOBER 21, 2018 BRUNCH  AT NOON.

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

PERFORMANCES ON MONDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2018  AT 6PM AND SUNDAY OCTOBER 28, BRUNCH  AT NOON.

HAMILTON SING A LONG

ELLEN LEADS US IN THE FABULOUS SONGS FROM HAMILTON.  LEARN TO RAP, SNAP AND TAP TO THE CLEVER, CATCHY AND INDELIBLE SONGS OF LYN-MANUEL MIRANDA, AMERICA’S MODERN “SHAKESPEARE”.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2018  BRUNCH AT NOON








AN EVENING WITH GARY RUIN AND BRENT HARDESTY
$15.00
Friday 11/02
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!








LARRY BROWN QUARTET
$20.00
Saturday 11/03
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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BETSEY HOBELMANN IN "MY FAVORITE THINGS"
$10.00
Friday 11/09
6:00 pm
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The lovely Betsey Hobelmann returns to the Cabaret with her new show, My Favorite Things..  She is accompanied by Sterling Gray on the baby grand.








ROGER SCHMELZER: "HEARTSONGS"
$25.00
Saturday 11/10
6:00 pm
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Roger Schmelzer puts the American Songbook to generous and charming use in an upbeat tuneful evening directed by the legendary Marilyn Maye.  He made a “delightful” NYC debut according to Theater Pizzazz, bringing a crisp, fresh sound to classic pop tunes and underperformed cabaret gems. 

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

The title “HeartSongs” refers to Roger’s optimistic focus on what is good and what works in our lives.  “The Great American Songbook has never had more to offer,” he says.  “This music brings us together and reassures friends and family that they can chart their own course with confidence, conviction and a spring in their step.”    

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

Roger has served on the board of the Great American Songbook Foundation founded by Michael Feinstein, is past board chair for The Cabaret in Indianapolis and raises money for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, second only to the U.S. government as a finder of pediatric cancer research. Roger and his wife, Indianapolis actor Cindy Phillips have three grown children and a granddaughter!


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

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

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



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"THE BEST OF HAMILTON" BY ELLEN KATZ, BROADWAY EDUTAINER AND VOCALIST
$20.00
Sunday 11/11
12:00 pm
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LET ELLEN KATZ DAZZLE YOU WITH THE SHEER BRILLIANCE OF “HAMILTON”.

BALTIMORE’S BEST BROADWAY EDUCATOR CONNECTS YOU TO THE MUSIC AND STORY OF AMERICA’S AMAZING FOUNDING FATHER.  WITH EXCITING VISUALS AND MUSIC, SHE TELLS HIS STORY IN A UNIQUE AND CREATIVE PRESENTATION THAT BOTH STANDS ON ITS OWN AND WILL ENHANCE YOUR "HAMILTON" EXPERIENCE WHEN THE BROADWAY PHENOMENON COMES TO BALTIMORE.

ATTEND BOTH SESSIONS!

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

 PERFORMANCES ON MONDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2018, AT 6PM AND SUNDAY OCTOBER 21, 2018 BRUNCH  AT NOON.

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

PERFORMANCES ON MONDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2018  AT 6PM AND SUNDAY OCTOBER 28, BRUNCH  AT NOON.

HAMILTON SING A LONG!

ELLEN LEADS US IN THE FABULOUS SONGS FROM HAMILTON.  LEARN TO RAP, SNAP AND TAP TO THE CLEVER, CATCHY AND INDELIBLE SONGS OF LYN-MANUEL MIRANDA, AMERICA’S MODERN “SHAKESPEARE”.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2018  BRUNCH AT NOON








THE NAAMA GHEBER QUARTET- CELEBRATING THE VOICES OF JAZZ
$15.00
Thursday 11/15
6:00 pm
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Naama Gheber is a New York-based jazz vocalist inspired by the emotionally direct compositions of Rodgers and Hart, Fields and Hugh, Cole Porter and other great composers and lyricist of the 1930’s and ‘40’s. Possessed with an urbane and elegant voice, Gheber’s sensitive interpretation and crisp phrasing have become recognizable elements of her signature style and timeless appeal.

A native of Israel and graduate of The New School for Jazz, Gheber has performed across the USA and Europe in celebrated festivals and jazz clubs. In NYC Gheber has performed at acclaimed jazz venues such as Smalls Jazz Club, Mezzrow Jazz Club, Cornelia Street Cafe, The Cell Theater and many more.

This fall, The Naama Gheber Quartet will celebrate the voices of jazz, performing popular hits of the 30's and 40's alongside beautiful, rare tunes based on her favorite recordings through major jazz venues on the east coast.


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PHILIP THOMAS QUARTET
$10.00 - $22.00
Friday 11/16
6:00 pm
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Get into the swing of Thanksgiving with the Philip Thomas Quartet.  Philip k Jones IIMike Graham, Todd Simon, and Philip Thomas have all come together to make this a musical night you do not want to miss.








BETSEY HOBELMANN IN "MY FAVORITE THINGS"
$10.00
Saturday 11/17
6:00 pm
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The lovely Betsey Hobelmann returns to the Cabaret with her new show, My Favorite Things..  She is accompanied by Sterling Gray on the baby grand.








OPEN MIC NIGHT WITH MARY REILLY
$10.00
Wednesday 11/21
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.  








MICHEL NIRENBERG
$25.00
Saturday 11/24
6:00 pm
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Michel Nirenberg is an award-winning jazz and classical saxophonist and composer from Rio de Janeiro. Now on his third U.S. tour as a Jazz Beyond Borders touring artist, he has already won the hearts and minds of many jazz fans and high praise from critics.
He earned a master's degree from James Madison University in classical performance, saxophone. He recorded his first album in New York and Washington, D.C. in 2015, accompanied by a roster of international players. Retrato/Portrait quickly rose to No. 6 on the CMJ jazz radio charts in the U.S., leading to a string of concerts and standing ovations from many enthusiastic fans.
Nirenberg’s music showcases a range of styles in contemporary and historically popular Brazilian instrumental music. Along with the familiar sounds of samba, listeners will hear the urban-born choro, forrò, baião, maracatu, and Ijexa. Being a history buff, the young artist treats American audiences to fascinating tidbits about how these styles evolved.
Tour performances include tunes from his CD such as “Menina de Avental.” A traditional samba inspired by a beautiful woman, it is reminiscent of “Manhã de
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Carnaval” (Black Orpheus) by Luis Bonfá. Hear Ellington’s “Caravan” given a Brazilian twist and “Forro from the South,” paying tribute to the State of Virginia..
Enjoy highlights from his next album as well. “Faith” mixes baião, partido alto and maracatu rhythms. An Ijexá rhythm from the state of Bahia, “Bahia De Todos Os Santos” is based on a traditional Capoeira chant. (Capoeira is the martial art used by Brazilian slaves in revolts against the well-armed Portuguese.)
Nirenberg is an eager and able ambassador of Brazilian music with its rich mix of cultures and captivating rhythms. His Germano’s debut features other top-flight players: internationally known bassist Michael Pope, pianist Todd Simon and drummer Julian Berkowitz. Get ready to hear amazing tunes – melodic, memorable!


“In terms of style, substance, and execution, Nirenberg ranks high. This is some brilliant Brazilian jazz.”
– Dan Bilawsky, All About Jazz
“Here is a player who uses virtuosity not for self-aggrandizement but to glorify the music”
– Raul da Gama, Latin Jazz Network
“Exquisite execution and virtuoso performances underpin a well-curated selection of music"
– Ken Avis, Baltimore Jazz Alliance

 

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TODD HARRISON TWINING AND FRIENDS: WHEN CHRISTMAS COMES TO TOWN
$15.00
Sunday 11/25
6:00 pm
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The marvelous composer, vocalist and musician, Todd Harrison Twining, puts us in the holiday spirit in this delightful cabaret of favorites perfect for the whole family. 








JEANNE GIES IN "HOME" FEATURING JAZZ LEGEND, LARRY WILLIS
$25.00
Friday 11/30
6:00 pm
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Some say ‘home’ is where one flourishes, a safe haven for body and soul. Where we find it:  only our hearts can tell.  The holiday season brings a particular longing for the comfort of hearth and home, wherever it may be.  NYC-based singer songwriter Jeanne Gies features jazz legend Larry Willis for an evening of creative exploration and tales of travelin’ home  . . .

LAWRENCE ELLIOTT  LARRY" WILLIS is an American jazz pianist and composer. He has performed in a wide range of styles, including jazz fusion, rock, bebop and avant-garde.  Born in NYC, Willis began his career recording with Jackie McLean.  He has numerous recordings both as sideman and leader, and has performed with a diverse range of musicians, including seven years as keyboardist for Blood, Sweat & Tears, Nat Adderley,  Cindy Blackman, Louis Hayes, Jimmy Heath, Carmen McRae, and Roy Hargrove.  His recent recording with Paul Murphy, Exposé, demonstrated the fusion principles of bebop and avant-garde jazz.

Sweden-born composer, recording artist, and trombonist MICHAEL RORBY is an international phenomenon and a steady presence on the New York jazz scene. He has recorded and performed with many jazz legends, including Philip Harper, Johnny O'Neal, Patience Higgins, Phil Young, Harvie S., Roy Merriweather, Enrique Haniene and the late Dennis Davis . A sublime soloist as well as consummate side-man, Rorby is known for his creative styling and solid swing.

For the past 20 years, MICHAEL RAITZYK has been one of the top jazz guitarists in the Baltimore-Washington area. Acclaimed for his solid rhythm chops and improvisatory imagination, Raitzyk has played with everyone from Pepper Adams and Mel Torme to Clifford Jordan and Bill Hardman.

JEANNE GIES is an international performing artist and educator. She has recorded with a stunning array of jazz greats, including Howard Alden, Gerald Cannon, Sherman Irby, Willie Jones III, Romero Lubambo, Russell Malone, Bucky Pizzarelli, Eric Reed, and Jack Wilkins. Jeanne recently penned the lyrics and recorded the critically acclaimed Window (da janela) featuring the music of Brazilian composer Manu Lafer. A licensed voice specialist, Jeanne presides over the annual Jazz Vocal and Guitar Workshop in Bolzano Italy (info@sonntag.com for 2019 dates.)  


Dubbed a 'pro' by Newport Jazz Festival founder George Wein, Jeanne is recognized for her full-bodied voice and distinctive phrasing. UK Jazz Waves host Alan Steadman sums it up: 'At a time when there are many vocalists who think they are jazz singers, it's great to hear someone who really is . . .

 







CHRISTY TRAPP IN "THE WORDS OF A WOMAN"
$15.00
Saturday 12/01
6:00 pm
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Christy Trapp is thrilled to bring her brand new show,  “The Words of a Woman” to Germano's this fall.    "The Words of a Woman" , is a musical journey of the seasons of life a woman goes through and what she experiences and learns along the way. Using the words of notable women composers Joni Mitchell, Carole King, Patty Griffin, Lori Mckenna,  Michele Brourman and  Amanda McBroom, Christy explores life, love and deep connection all while keeping a sense of humor along the way.     "The Words of a Woman" is directed by Marianne Glass Miller with musical direction by Jeff Hamlin.  

 Christy Trapp is  a  Seasoned cabaret artist, with 20 years of experience entertaining and enchanting audiences up and down the East Coast. Numerous memorable performances including "Red High Heels" which made stops in New York City, Chicago, Washington D.C., Baltimore and Annapolis. Her newest show "Searching for Signs" debuted at Don't Tell Mama in New York City, Spring 2015, and most recently with a stop at Ram's Head in Annapolis this past October.  

 


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RON LEWIS AND THE DEEPWATER JAZZ BAND
$20.00
Friday 12/07
6:00 pm
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This is the Deepwater Jazz Band's debut performance at  Cabaret at Germano's.  Derrick A. Amin, piano Darrell Taylor, drums Colie Williams, vocals Darryl Adams, bass Terry Koger, alto sax Dniko Evans, tenor sax Ron Lewis, vocals Lenny Smith, guitar Mel Valentine, percussion


 


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KINGS OF CROWNSVILLE
$10.00 - $15.00
Saturday 12/08
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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CELEBRATE THE SEASON WITH THE GLENN ANGUS JAZZ QUARTET
$10.00 - $20.00
Sunday 12/09
6:00 pm
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Join the exceptional musicians of the Glenn Angus Jazz Quartet for a program of seasonal favorites.

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

Doors open at 6pm for pre show dining and the performance begins at 7pm.

 




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"THANK YULE FOR BEING A FRIEND" THE GOLDEN GAYS NYC HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR!
$25.00 - $35.00
Thursday 12/13
6:00 pm
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Picture it: Christmas, 2018, Baltimore, MD. Sophia has run off with Santa, and Dorothy, Blanche, and Rose are on an epic search to find her! Through a series of holiday memories, this golden trio finds themselves singing and dancing their way through your favorite girls' most festive moments.

The Golden Gays NYC drag trio burst onto the scene in the summer of 2017 at the famed Rue-La-Rue Cafe in Washington Heights, New York. Since then, they have performed all over the city in sold-out engagements Off-Broadway at Theatre Row, The Laurie Beechman Theatre, The Duplex, and Broadway Comedy Club and have garnered a loyal and loving fan base. This marks the second #GGNYC tour: revisiting Pittsburgh, Baltimore, and Cumberland, Maryland...and now New Hope, PA! Their famed brunch show is also an iconic staple of Asbury Park, New Jersey.

Pals and confidants, do not miss out on this special Christmas event and what could possibly be your chance to make your stage debut with the queens as a #TokenSophia!

The Golden Gays NYC “Thank Yule for Being a Friend” is a musical parody and stars Jason B. Schmidt as Dorothy, Andy Crosten as Blanche, Gerry Mastrolia as Rose, and several audience members as Sophia. With musical direction by Mason Griffin, and creative team of Anthony "Coco" Giorgio-Schmidt & Darlene Rae Heller.

“Thank Yule For Being A Friend” will play Thursday, December 13 at Germano’s Piattini and Cabaret.  Doors open for dinner at 6:00pm and show starts at 7:30pm. Tickets are $25 General Admission and $35 VIP.

VIP Package includes:

Premium front reserved seating, takeaway Golden Gays NYC “Swag Bundle” and official #TokenSophia photo following the performance with the cast starring YOU as #TokenSophia!

 








JENNIFER BLADES AND JOHN BOWEN IN "DEAR SANTA"
$20.00
Friday 12/14
6:00 pm
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Join the dynamic cabaret duo of Jennifer Blades and John Bowen for a musical letter to the North Pole's most famous resident. This holiday romp will offer perspectives on the fat man in the red suit ranging from the traditional to the surprising to the downright shocking. So whether you're naughty or nice, check your schedule and check it twice, because if you don't see this show, not only do you not know Santa, you don't know Jack. . . Frost!








RENEE COLLINS GEORGES PRESENTS "SONGS OF THE SEASON"
$10.00 - $20.00
Saturday 12/15
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 Cabaret 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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OPUS CONCERT THEATRE PRESENTS "AMAHL & THE NIGHT VISITORS
$20.00
Sunday 12/16
12:00 pm
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A poor widow and her young, disabled son Amahl are on the verge of starvation.  Suddenly, a knock at the door reveals three Kings, each bearing gifts as they follow a mysterious Star in the East.  When Amahl and his mother learn the purpose of the Three Wise Mens journey, lives are changed forever. The first opera commissioned by NBC by Gian Carlo Menotti, Amahl & the Night Visitors, sung in english is a timeless classic, great 1st opera for children and children of all ages.  After the opera, we invite you to join us for a joyful Holiday Sing-A-Long!

We are honored to be sharing your Holiday Celebrations with us!

Brunch seating at noon.  Performance begins at 1pm.


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DAVID DEBOY AND THE HONS IN "CRABS FOR CHRISTMAS"
$15.00
Sunday 12/16
6:00 pm
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The Rockettes may be coming to Baltimore, but at the Cabaret at Germano's we are celebrating Christmas Bawlmer style. It's a Crazy Carnival of Crabby Christmas Carols, audience participation, surprises and fun for all ages. David DeBoy will be performing hits from his album "Crabs For Christmas for Twenty Years" plus premiering new songs. Joining David will be Da Hons and special guest, David Zee, an award-winning composer, recording artist and performer with national credits.

Celebrate the season like a true Balti-moron. 

 








OPEN MIC NIGHT WITH MARY REILLY
$10.00
Wednesday 12/19
6:00 pm
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Open Mic Night with Mary Reilly

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

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








CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAYS WITH MICHAEL A. BROWN, SR.
$15.00
Saturday 12/22
6:00 pm
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Spend an evening with Michael A. Brown, Sr. as he sings some of your favorite Holiday Classics such as The Christmas Song, I’ll Be Home for Christmas, Winter Wonderland and many more. This concert will certainly get you in the Holiday Spirit.








CELEBRATE NEW YEAR'S EVE WITH THE APPLE SCRUFFS: THE BEATLES "UNPLUGGED"
$25.00
Monday 12/31
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".

A perfect way to celebrate the new year! Shows at 6 and 9.  Purchase tickets in advance as we expect both shows to sell out,








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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.