THE HOT CLUB OF BALTIMORE
$15.00
Wednesday 11/22
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. 








LET US BE YOUR SOUS CHEF ON THANKSGIVING
$42.40 - $53.00
Wednesday 11/22
All Day
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Accepting orders now for Germano's Cheese Cake...the perfect end to a scrumptious Thanksgiving dinner $48 serves 12

Other family favorites: 

Polenta Bolognese (polenta served with meat sauce) $40  serves 10

Lasagna Classica $50    serves 10

Eggplant Parmigiana $50   serves 10

Beet Ravioli  $50   serves 10

35% off  Wine List 

Available for pickup from 2 - 8pm on Wednesday, November 22

Call now at (410)752-4515 or order online here.








STEVE GLASSER DOES BROADWAY!
$15.00
Friday 11/24
6:00 pm
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Steve Glasser tells us that he is working on his best ever ALL BROADWAY, NEW AND OLD cabaret with accompanist, Fred Minger.   Musical numbers include signature pieces from Hamilton, Dear Evan Hansen and shows coming to Broadway like Pajama Game.  We can't wait!








THE OLD PART OF TOWN
$10.00
Saturday 11/25
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 recently released a new 4-song collection, and are currently recording songs for an upcoming full-length CD, due in the spring.


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/percussioni, backing vocals
Brian Whaley - Fiddle, mandolin, backing vocals


"Brings you in as friends listening to shared stories." - The Alternate Root
"Homespun Harmonizing." - The Modern Folk Music of America
"What is striking is the enthusiasm and joy with which the band plays its music." - Rudolf's Music

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MIKI G AND MISS DUKES: "CURRENT STATE WITH LOVE"
$10.00
Sunday 11/26
6:00 pm
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An evening of alternative folksy r&b with Miss Dukes and Miki G (also known as Miki Hellerbach, a former BSA student). Two Brooklyn based solo artists performing separately as well as together accompanied by a live band. They will musically explore their own and the world's current state with love through original music and a few weaved in covers.

 








A SPECIAL EVENING WITH BILLY COLUCCI
$10.00
Tuesday 11/28
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.








JENNI LYN: A BLUEGRASS HOMECOMING
$12.00
Thursday 11/30
6:00 pm
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From baby boomers to millennials, seasoned festival­ goers to country converts, Jenni Lyn’s music offers a current approach to the evolving bluegrass sound, while maintaining the perfect balance of that down­ home comfort. Her broad span of shared experiences and collaborations has shaped Gardner as an artist and as a performer, all culminating in an exciting new album that showcases her well-developed repertoire of songs. The forthcoming release, Burn Another Candle, is sweetened with originality, seasoned with love and strengthened with a solid work ethic and commitment to her solo career. Fans will connect with the energy and feel of the music, a testament to the heart Jenni Lyn has brought to this new chapter in her musical journey - a journey that you’ll savor with every nuanced note.


In this day and age it’s refreshing to hear an artist whose music comes straight from the heart. Jenni Lyn is undoubtedly such, with one foot planted deep in tradition and the other bound for uncharted territory. Her first solo album Burn Another Candle brings us songs from bluegrass, newgrass, old time, and an original gospel number from her youth. These songs and performances touch on today’s issues yet recall a time of sweet ice tea, fresh tomatoes, triple fiddles and that ‘high lonesome sound.’ An original instrumental features Jenni Lyn’s remarkable mandolin chops and shows us that her heart beats in the key of B, the bluegrass key! So stop, smell the flowers, and take a listen. As her song says, “Hickory Holler is a state of mind,” and that is where Jenni Lyn’s musical journey takes us. Let’s all enjoy the ride.” - Sam Bush

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BILL TOMS: "GOOD FOR MY SOUL"
$12.00
Friday 12/01
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 newest album “Good For My Soul” (also produced by Kimbrough) is slated for release this Fall.


“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 OF CHRISTMAS" WITH TROY KOGER
$20.00
Saturday 12/02
6:00 pm
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Troy Koger returns to the Cabaret at Germanos presenting a warm evening to get you in the holiday spirit. Sit back, relax, and enjoy as Troy sings a broad range of favorites from the Holiday and Christmas songbooks in varying musical styles.  Accompanied by the Terry Koger Quartet, the evening will feature traditional Christmas hymns and carols, as well as many contemporary holiday favorites. It's an evening for the entire family! 


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THE PATAPSCO DELTA BOYS
$10.00
Sunday 12/03
6:00 pm
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The Patapsco Delta Boys (Tom Chalkley of Bruce Springstone & Bob Friedman of the Mambo Club, joined by the one and only Jonathan Jensen, multi-instrumentalist and composer) perform country blues, jugband tunes their original songs, and plum-pitiful ballads from the broken heartland.








JEFFERSON STREET STRUTTERS!
$15.00
Thursday 12/07
6:00 pm
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The Jefferson Street Strutters play New Orleans style Dixieland, traditional jazz, and swing, emphasizing popular songs of the 1920’s, 30’s, and 40’s.  Melodies that are relevant today.  A potpourri of danceable, hummable melodies, both instrumental and with vocals.  

We like to say, “we play happy music.”  Our audiences join in the fun with handclapping, toe-tapping, smiles and feeling happy.

While the band was hatched on a real Jefferson Street in Northern Virginia, most of its members have played and marched where jazz began – the streets of New Orleans and its famous house of jazz, Preservation Hall.  Jefferson Street has entertained audiences at the Smithsonian Museum, Nationals Park, street fairs and festivals, and most recently was invited to lead a second line parade at the Washington National Cathedral memorial for late WRC-TV news anchor Jim Vance.  

 

 








ELLIS & DOYLE CELEBRATE THE SEASON
$10.00
Friday 12/08
6:00 pm
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Ellis Woodward and Joe Doyle - aka Ellis & Doyle are going to kick off the holidays with a musical menu of tunes both familiar and original, with just a dash of seasonal cinnamon - for good measure... Think of the evening as a pre-emptive tonic for the coming holiday melee!








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 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 headliner. In 2016, she performed with Diane Schuur, both in a group setting and as a soloist at the Rose Theater, NYC, in The Ray Charles Songbook, a tribute to the genius of Soul. 

 

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TODD HARRISON TWINING IN "WHEN CHRISTMAS COMES TO TOWN"
$15.00
Sunday 12/10
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. 








NEW YORK CABARET ARTIST MARK NADLER RETURNS TO GERMANO'S!
$20.00
Wednesday 12/13
6:00 pm
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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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AN EVENING WITH QING LI AND RICHARD DOWLING
$30.00
Thursday 12/14
6:00 pm
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Supervirtuoso violinist Qing Li of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra performs a fantastic selection of the world's most beloved and greatest classical masterpieces of the violin repertoire, including the tour-de-force "Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso" by Saint-Saens, the haunting and deeply expressive “Theme from Schindler’s List," the charming "Estrellita" by Ponce and many more. Ms. Li will be accompanied by brilliant New York concert pianist Richard Dowling, a Germano's favorite. Don't miss the spectacular musical fireworks these two virtuosos generate together!








JENNIFER BLADES IN "THE SWEETEST OF NIGHTS"
$20.00
Friday 12/15
6:00 pm
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A twinkling star in a winter sky, a roaring fire's glow, or a stable lamp above a newborn's manger. The holiday season brings countless images of light in darkness that serve to warm and cheer our hearts during the cold winter months. Sweetest of Nights celebrates light and laughter, hearth and home, warmth and welcome with a delightful mixture of Christmas songs guaranteed to drive the cold away. Let Jennifer Blades' luscious voice and John Bowen's sensitive piano stylings fill your heart with the holiday season's light and joy.








CELEBRATE THE SEASON WITH THE KINGS OF CROWNSVILLE
$10.00 - $15.00
Saturday 12/16
6:00 pm
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Annapolis-based act Kings of Crownsville are a roots Rock band with a New Orleans flavor. The brainchild of New Orleans-raised guitarist/singer/songwriterSteve Johnson, the Kings play a rollicking, entertaining set that stirs Americana, Blues, and Jazz into the mix.

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

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


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

 

Stephen Perraud. The Live Wire. June 2011

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OPUS CONCERT THEATRE PRESENTS "AMAHL AND THE NIGHT VISITORS"
$20.00
Sunday 12/17
12:00 pm
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Opus Concert Theatre proudly presents Gian Carlo Menotti's Amahl & the Night Visitors.

A poor widow and her young, disabled son Amahl are on the verge of starvation, when a knock at the door reveals three kings, each bearing gifts as they follow the star in the East. When Amahl and his mother learn the purpose of their journey, lives are changed forever. Sung in English, this beautiful one-act opera will warm your heart. An added bonus includes a sing along of favorite holiday classics.


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DAVID DEBOY AND THE HONS IN "CRABS FOR CHRISTMAS"
$15.00
Sunday 12/17
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. 








"A CHILD'S CHRISTMAS IN WALES" BY DYLAN THOMAS: A READING BY DONALD HICKEN
$15.00
Tuesday 12/19
6:00 pm
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"A Child’s Christmas in Wales" by Dylan Thomas 
A Reading by Donald Hicken 

Dylan Thomas’ prose/poetic recalling of his boyhood in the coastal village of Swansea is a humorous, touching and deeply human story of one particularly fabled Christmas seen through the eyes of the children who populate the poet’s memory. Renowned director Donald Hicken narrates this delightful Christmas classic with music by Nancy Krebs. Following the reading, he will be joined by BSA students and colleagues, Nancy Krebs and Becky Mossing, who will lead the audience singing seasonal favorites. 

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








OPEN MIC NIGHT WITH MARY REILLY
$10.00
Wednesday 12/20
6:00 pm
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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 music 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.  Michael Sheppard will accompany on the baby grand.  








KASH WRIGHT TRIO: "IN THE CITY OF DAVID"
$15.00
Friday 12/22
6:00 pm
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“Classic jazz for the contemporary audience” is the mantra for the Kash Wright Trio, one of the best-kept secrets of the DMV’s jazz community.  Led by pianist, arranger and composer Prakash Wright, the trio is best known for modern arrangements of jazz standards and jazz arrangements of hymns and pop tunes.  This December, the trio brings its brand of Christmas cheer to the Cabaret at Germano’s as they feature music from their Christmas CD, In The City of David. 


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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.




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THE HOT CLUB OF BALTIMORE
$15.00
Friday 12/29
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








SOUNDEVR COLLECTIVE
$10.00
Saturday 12/30
6:00 pm
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"SoundEVR is more than just a musical collective. SoundEVR is an experience, giving you music of all shapes and sizes. Whether you want high energy, danceable art music, interesting reworking's of popular tunes, intensely personal creative music or anything in between, we have what you are looking for.”

dauda and Michael Gary, Baltimore’s members of the SoundEVR collective, will be performing a mix of originals, jazz standards and holiday music.

dauda, saxophonist and rapper, was raised in Baltimore where he was groomed by the city’s leading saxophonists: Carl Grubbs, Tim Green, Jamal Moore, Kevin Robinson, Jackie Blake, Craig Alston, Whit Williams and Dr. Chris Ford.  By age thirteen, dauda was a band leader with awards from Baltimore’s City Council, A Good Black Man Inc. and the Baltimore Jazz Alliance.  Alongside his mentors, he  performed in New York City, Washington D.C. and Baltimore. dauda attended Baltimore School for the Arts and Oberlin Conservatory.  At Oberlin, dauda studied with Baltimore’s jazz icon: Gary Bartz.  

Mike Gary studied Classical Guitar at Baltimore School for the Arts and is currently pursuing a Jazz Guitar degree at Peabody Conservatory. He is working consistently on stage and in the studio as an Electric Bassist and Guitarist, and is fervently adding to his portfolio of original music.








CELEBRATE THE NEW YEAR WITH THE CHARMAINE MICHELLE QUINTET!
$25.00
Sunday 12/31
6:00 pm
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Ring in the New Year with the Charmaine Michelle Quintet!

Charmaine Michelle walks in the tradition of Miles Davis while bringing her own style of cool jazz to the band stand. Raised in Northern Virginia, she began her serious study of jazz at the prestigious Peabody Conservatory. She has played with the Dale Corn Big Band, Artists against War, Shannon Gunn and the Bullettes Musicians of Mercy and recently released her own EP "Love Takes Time" which is now playing on radio stations in DC and Baltimore.

Darius Scott -  Piano
Mikel Combs - Bass 
Jesse Moody - Drums
Dniko Evans - Tenor Sax
Charmaine Michelle - Trumpet


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LIONEL D. LYLES II
$15.00
Friday 1/05
6:00 pm
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Lionel D. Lyles II was born in Boulder, Colorado. He majored in music education while at Morgan State University. The Lionel Lyles Quintet recorded it’s first studio project in 2006, “The Lionel Lyles Quintet: The September Sessions”. Soon after, Lionel enrolled at North Carolina Central University to persue a Master of Music in Jazz Studies Saxophone Performance. While at NCCU, he had the opportunity to study with great jazz icons such as Branford Marsalis, Joey Calderazzo, Jimmy Heath, Roy Hargrove, Brian Horton, and Dr. Ira Wiggins. The ensemble has two albums to date. “The Lionel Lyles Quintet: The September Sessions”(2006) and “The Lionel Lyles Quintet: At The Precipice”(2014). Pick up yours today. www.LLQmusic.com. In 2015 Lionel won a JAZZY for best jazz tenor. In 2016, Lionel won best New Jazz Tenor player, and Best Performing Artist across all genres. All given by the Washington City Paper. 


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RHODA HARRISON, SOPRANO, SINGS JERUSALEM OF GOLD
$15.00
Saturday 1/06
6:00 pm
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Israel is a stunningly beautiful country that despite it being mired in political and military conflict for its entire existence is still a place where many across the world feel at home and find spiritual connection. Israel is also a place of great artistic creativity, and music is an integral part of its national identity. Throughout Israel’s complicated history, composers of all musical genres have sought to combine both Jewish and non-Jewish elements in order to create a distinctive musical culture. Rhoda will delight the audience with a program of Israeli music that spans the country’s rich history, offers a taste of its musical character, and lends a voice towards peace.

 

A classically trained lyric-coloratura soprano, Rhoda Harrison 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.


"Rhoda is a delight … intensely devoted to her craft.  The musicality expressed in her singing is most affecting, and hearing her in concert is a treat not to be missed.  Her personality is positive, encouraging, and inspiring.”   - Wallace Ford, Director of Music/Organist/Harpist

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"COUP DE BOP" - TRIBUTE TO THE LESSER KNOWN YET SATISFYING JAZZ OF OUR TIME
$15.00
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

 








AN EVENING WITH TIME FOR A CHANGE JAZZ QUARTET
$10.00
Saturday 1/13
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 sings as well.  There are many songs that they do which would not be complete without hearing the wonderful lyrics.  Plus we have featured local guest vocalists, Joey Haavik and Monica Gillam.

 


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BRUNCH WITH THE MAX VANDERBEEK JAZZ GROUP FEATURING LOTTIE PORCH
$15.00
Sunday 1/14
12:00 pm
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The Max VanDerBeek Jazz Group featuring  Lottie Porch plays a variety of soul, jazz, standards, and original poems set to music. The quartet features  high level music artistry with Lottie's soulful singing leading the way.   Our Bottomless Brunch and Mimosas and the full PIATTINI menu is available in the Cabaret Room during this performance.








AN EVENING WITH THE BALTIMORE MANDOLIN TRIO
$15.00
Friday 1/19
6:00 pm
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A rarity in North America, the Baltimore Mandolin Quartet is a "Quartetto Romantico" in the Italian tradition, combining bowlback mandolins and mandola with classical guitar. Their repertoire includes many pieces composed for this combination by mandolin giants Raffaele Calace and Carlo Munier, as well as original compositions and transcriptions of classics from the symphonic and operatic literature. Their arrangement of "Stormy Weather" has been heard many times on the public radio program "Marketplace," signalling a downturn in the stock market.

Since 2000 they have appeared at a variety of concert venues in the Baltimore / Washington D.C. area, and performed at the CMSA conventions of 2003 and 2004.

David Evans 1st mandolin
Laura Norris 2nd mandolin
Jonathan Jensen mandola
Tony Norris, guitar

Tonight's performance will be a trio consisting of David Evans, Laura Norris and Tony Norris.








AN EVENING WITH GARY RUBIN AND BRENT HARDESTY
$15.00
Saturday 1/20
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.








TWISTED KNICKERS BURLESQUE BRUNCH WITH THE FOGGY BOTTOM WHOMP-STOMPERS
$15.00
Sunday 1/21
12:00 pm
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Its brunch with a twist -- Twisted Knickers Burlesque is back for burlesque brunch with live music featuring DC band -- The Foggy Bottom Whomp-Stompers.  With a mix of Hot Jazz, Dixieland, early Swing Blues, and all the greatest hits of the 1920s, the band revives century-old music for the modern listener.

Performing with the band are:

Tapitha Kix – producer of Baltimore’s Twisted Knicker’s Burlesque

Maria Bella – Baltimore “Sicilian Queen”

Cherie Sweetbottom – The aptly-named DC “Ambassador of Skin”

Cherokee Rose – Performer and Producer of DC’s “Naked Girls Reading”

Emcee – Hot Todd Lincoln

Stage Wrangler – Dirk Hamfist

 




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AN EVENING WITH THE ROLAND PARK CHAMBER STRINGS
$10.00
Tuesday 1/23
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.








OTHERWORLD
$15.00
Sunday 1/28
6:00 pm
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Otherworld blends jazz, classical, and Middle Eastern influences, played on a mix of acoustic and electric instruments. The band performs original compositions with an emphasis on improvisation. 

“Otherworld”, the group’s debut recording, won a Global Music Award, placing among the top 10 in the “Album” category from among hundreds of entries worldwide. 

The album has been featured on NPR affiliate WYPR-FM, Baltimore; Jazz Standard Internet Radio, London; the BIRN (Berklee Internet Radio Network), Boston; and WPFW-FM, Washington D.C.’s premiere jazz station, among others. 


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THE PEACHERINE RAGTIME SOCIETY ORCHESTRA'S PALM COURT ORCHESTRA
$20.00
Friday 2/02
6:00 pm
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Join us this evening as we celebrate America’s musical past with Peacherine’s small group, the Palm Court Orchestra! Dance between favorites by George Gershwin, Irving Berlin, Scott Joplin, and the creators of America’s first popular music: Ragtime! 

The Peacherine Ragtime Society Orchestra (PRSO) is “the premier American ragtime ensemble” as hailed by the Washington Post, and is rapidly becoming the leading professional ragtime orchestra in the United States. Formed by young virtuoso Andrew Greene at the University of Maryland, the PRSO recreates the syncopated stylings of a bygone era – ragtime, theater and dance music, as well as underscoring classic silent films using Mr. Greene’s collection of over 10,000 musical selections. 

PRSO has appeared at leading venues including The Kennedy Center, The Library of Congress, The American Film Institute, and at historic theaters, performing arts centers, colleges, universities, and concert associations across the United States. The PRSO’s work has been featured in documentaries, online video, and on radio and podcast programs across the country


“The premier American Ragtime ensemble” - The Washington Post

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THE KEN AND BRAD KOLODNER QUARTET
$20.00
Saturday 2/03
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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TONY Z AND STEF: MY JAZZY VALENTINE
$20.00
Saturday 2/10
6:00 pm
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Vocalist Tony Ziesat and pianist Stef Scaggiari are back by popular demand!  This time the audience will experience the amorous spirit of Valentine's Day through the emotional expressions of jazz and romantic standards from the Great American Songbook.  A perfect date for lovers!


 

     "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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ERIC COMSTOCK AND BARBARA FASANO: "THIS THING CALLED LOVE"
$25.00
Wednesday 2/14
6:00 pm
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Celebrate Valentine’s Day with ERIC COMSTOCK & BARBARA FASANO, whose electrifying combination of warmth, wit, swing and sensuality have made them the nightclub world's most celebrated team.  With “THIS THING CALLED LOVE”, married musical partners, Comstock and Fasano, revel in the many sides of romance – the joys and complications, the agony and the ecstasy.  “Exhilarating … a hotbed of pleasure!” raves The New York Times. The New York Observer adds, "The hip husband-and-wife team are holding court while their audiences hold hands.   If love is a wave, they are riding the crest of it.” Winners of 7 MAC Awards, 5 New York Bistro Awards and the New York Nightlife Award, most recently, they were honored for the third time with the 2016 Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs (MAC) award for Major Duo Artists.   As entertaining as they are musically savvy,pianist/singer Eric Comstock has been called "the heir apparent to the cabaret throne", and  pop/jazz vocalist Barbara Fasano's new CD BUSY BEING FREE is being hailed as "intelligent, lush and sexy” (Huffington Post) & has won the 2016 MAC Award for Major Recording of the Year.  Whether the song is by Cole Porter or Paul Simon, Duke Ellington or Joni Mitchell, this glamorous duo make the American Songbook come alive, and their audiences feel they've been to a terrific party where the stories and songs are equally great.  In the words of jazz critic Will Friedwald: “Masterful.  They take it to a whole other level.”

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www.barbarafasano.com
www.ericcomstock.net


“EXHILARATING ... CABARET CAVIAR”
   -- Stephen Holden, The New York Times

 



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SWIPE LEFT: VALENTINE'S DAY FOR THE REST OF US
$15.00
Saturday 2/17
6:00 pm
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Got the post V-Day blues? Developing carpal tunnel in your thumb from constantly swiping? You may be alone, but you're in good company! Join BFFs Leah Inger and Fatima Petersen for a hilarious and sobering romp through the ins and outs (ahem) of online dating. They're swapping out OKCupid for No Way Cupid--and they really mean it this time!

R. Timothy McReynolds accompanies with piano and useless dating advice.








KINGS OF CROWNSVILLE
$10.00 - $15.00
Saturday 2/24
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."

 

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A VERY SPECIAL NIGHT WITH STRATHMORE ARTIST CHRIS URQUIAGA
$10.00
Saturday 3/10
6:00 pm
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Pop, with R&B & Latin music influences

Chris Urquiaga is a singer-songwriter and pianist from Silver Spring, Maryland. In January 2017, he released an album entitled “Complete”, which consists of original pop songs in English, Spanish, and Portuguese. The album is available in CD form and for digital download. He has performed concerts at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, The Library of Congress, and Strathmore. He was an Artist in Residence at Strathmore for the 2016-2017 Season. He graduated from The Eastman School of Music in 2014, where he majored in Music Composition. During his time there, he recorded, performed, and wrote music for his own band, a cappella groups, orchestras, choirs, and various chamber ensembles. He has had interviews and live performances broadcast on ABC News, Fox News, WUSA 9, and Univision. He has performed the U.S. national anthem for NBA & MLB games and also for the international tennis tournament, Citi Open. In August 2013, he was invited to perform at The White House for the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington Commemoration, which was hosted and organized by President Obama and the First Lady. He has also performed for U.S. Senator from Maryland, Chris Van Hollen, U.S. Representative John Sarbanes, and Attorney General for the state of Maryland, Brian Frosh. He has been commissioned by the Congressional Chorus, in Washington DC, to compose 3 original works; in 2012 for their 25th Anniversary Concert, in 2013 for a concert entitled “Shakespeare Sings”, and in 2016 for a concert entitled “Young, Hip, and Global”. In 2011, he was commissioned by world-renowned soprano, Carmen Balthrop, to compose two original compositions in Portuguese. He was also commissioned by the Prince George's Philharmonic in 2013 to compose a piece as their featured season world premiere. In 2008, he received the Kennedy Center Award for Excellence in the Performing Arts.


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NICOLE ZURAITIS
$15.00
Thursday 3/15
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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ANNAPOLIS JAZZTET
$15.00 - $20.00
Saturday 3/17
6:00 pm
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The Annapolis Jazztet is one of the finest small professional jazz groups in the Washington, Annapolis, Maryland and Virginia area. The exciting variety of sophisticated original musical arrangements by music director, Vince Corozine, is reminiscent of the sound of the great Dave Pell Octet in the 1960s. A sensational repertoire of classic songs which appeal to persons of all ages, and all songs are introduced with a bit of information about each. The Annapolis Jazztet  comprises some of the finest and diverse musicians in the Annapolis, DC area. From small jazz clubs to Naval Academy, West Point and the finest music universities in the US. The Annapolis Jazztet is lively, energetic, and entertaining and above all plays the finest in contemporary classic jazz!


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AN EVENING WITH DANIEL SOUVIGNY
$15.00
Friday 3/23
6:00 pm
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Award winning young pianist, Daniel Souvigny, enjoys sharing his passion of ragtime and early jazz music with an audience, and brings a high-energy awe-inspiring performance.  Come and hear everything from familiar oldies to Scott Joplin, Eubie Blake, Fats Waller, Art Tatum, and Erroll Garner.  

Daniel Souvigny is a 17 year old from Hampshire, Illinois.  He began piano lessons at the age of 5, and currently studies classical, jazz, and ragtime music.  Daniel is a three-time Junior Champ of the World Championship Old-Time Piano Playing Contest in Peoria, Illinois.  In 2016 he became the youngest to ever take a level of Second Place in the adult division of this Contest, which is now held in Oxford, Mississippi.  In 2014, he was awarded First Place in the Illinois State Talent Competition, Junior Division in Springfield, Illinois.  Daniel has had the honor of performing at the West Coast Ragtime Festival in Sacramento, California, the Eau Claire, Wisconsin Ragtime Festival, the Eagles and Ivories Ragtime Weekend in Muscatine, Iowa, the Blind Boone Festival in Columbia, Missouri, and the Scott Joplin Festival in Sedalia, Missouri.  Reviews from these festivals have described Daniel as "the new sensation who plays with  and surprising musicality" and "a whiz kid whose fingers fly across the keyboard".  His first CD "Tearing' Up the Keys" was released in 2013, and his new album "Possibilities" was released in 2015 featuring well-known jazz drummer Danny Coots.   


"The new sensation who plays with power and surprising musicality."'

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CHARISMA WOOTEN IN "A NIGHT WITH JACKIE MOMS MABLEY"
$20.00
Saturday 3/24
6:00 pm
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A Night With Jackie Moms Mabley is an evening of zingers about everything from sexuality to racism. This Helen Hayes nominated play for the Charles MacArthur Award for Outstanding New Play is delivered with political correctness and filled with fun and laughter as only Charisma can! 

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

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




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A.R.T. IN THREE CHAIRS: CELEBRATING WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH
$20.00
Friday 3/30
6:00 pm
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Saturday 3/31
6:00 pm
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THREE CHAIRS... 

NOT YOUR ORDINARY MUSIC PERFORMANCE, but life, told through music and communicated in a live, interactive vocal music and? theatrical performance show. Developed over coffee and conversation, by three vocalist friends: Audrey Shakir, Renée Collins Georges and Theresa Sise; the concept of THREE CHAIRS, stems from the diversity and colorful life stories of the three women of different ages, voices and musical backgrounds. They come together to create a quilt of musical stories, which is at the core of their being; the very essence of their soul. 

Three Chairs takes the audience on A JOURNEY THROUGH SONG. 

During the 120-minute performance, expressions of music are carefully woven-using storytelling and clever compositions-by three vocalists who share perspectives on life, love, comedy and tragedy; mystery and heartbreak; poetry and a little politics, (as they see it) in an unforgettable evening of song. Pull up a chair.

THE WOMEN OF THREE CHAIRS ARE:

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

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

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

Audrey Shakir, audreyshakir.com

Renée Collins Georgesrgeorjazzmusic.com

Theresa Sise, theresasise.com

 








MICHAEL BROWN, SR. IN "SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY"
$15.00
Saturday 4/07
6:00 pm
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Michael Brown, Sr. is a very versatile artist; a former student of the late Joseph Eubanks and the late Ruby Glover. Trained in both classical and jazz techniques, his repertoire includes Rhythm & Blues, Standards, Contemporary Christian and Jazz. He provides entertainment to local retirement communities and supper clubs in Baltimore. Songs such as I Left My Heart in San Francisco, Unforgettable, Fly Me to The Moon, Georgia and Love Ballad are among many of his favorites. Currently, he performs over 75 songs from the styles of Ray CharlesTony Bennett and Lou Rawls and many others. Michael’s music takes music lovers on a Sentimental Journey across diverse genres.  




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CHRISTINE THOMAS AND RYAN CAPPLEMAN IN "OH, TO BE A MOVIE STAR"
$15.00
Friday 4/13
6:00 pm
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Christine’s fascination with movies and movie stars began because she was an obnoxious child who began reading early. Or because of parental neglect. You be the judge.

She first became entranced with movie stars at the age of 4 after her mother dropped her off at the movie magazines aisle at grocery stores, where she would blissfully enjoy the gossip about which stars were in a "trial marriage," whose actual marriages were on the rocks, and who was having a secret baby.  Her mother also plunked her down in front of the TV most evenings. Those were the days of Monday Night at the Movies, Tuesday Night at the Movies, Wednesday, Thursday, etc. and she saw a wide variety of 40s and 50s films, dramas, comedies and musicals.  Her cabaret show, "Oh, to be a movie star!" draws upon these early influences. Christine has collected songs over the years, not specifically from movies but about them and their now-legendary stars. The show features familiar music by Elton John and Andrew Lloyd Webber and more obscure songs by Leiber & Stoller and Christopher Berg. Oh, to be a Movie Star! is, at turns, funny, touching, and above all, a celebration of the cinematic art.

Mezzo-soprano Christine Thomas has performed everything from the motets of J.S. Bach to the melodies of Irving Berlin to the minimalism of Philip Glass. The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel called her voice“an amazing instrument.” The Washington Post said, “her voice is lovely and her stage presence is natural and full of vitality." Recent performances include Marcellina in Le nozze di Figaro, Mrs. Paroo in Music Man and Mother Abbess in Sound of Music. In October 2015, she made her NYC debut in scenes from On The Town, Candide and Wonderful Town in a tribute concert entitled Bernstein Remembered. She is an alto soloist at Cathedral of Mary our Queen and at Temple Oheb Shalom in Baltimore. On recordings, Ms. Thomas may be heard on Mark Brymer's “Christmas Suite” with Milwaukee Children' s Choir, “Flight Box” with Present Music, "Cinq Poe?mes de Tristan Tzara" with pianist Milton Peckarsky on the CD La Cle? de L'Horizon and on comedian/singer Joel Kopischke’s CD, I Got Yule, Babe. Ms. Thomas received an M.M. in vocal performance from the Peabody Conservatory. She is on the voice faculty at Howard Community College and teaches privately at her home in Roland Park.

Ryan Cappleman, a Milwaukee native, is a local performer, choreographer, director, musician, and teacher. He has performed Off Broadway, in Chicago, and in Milwaukee with the Skylight, In Tandem Theater, Vogel Hall, First Stage Children’s Theater, Milwaukee Chamber Theater, Sunset Playhouse, and Windfall Theater. Ryan has won six Tommy Awards for choreography and direction, working with many area high schools and universities. Ryan teaches for danceworks, and has taught previously at First Stage, Children’s Theater of Madison, Northbrook Theater for Young Audiences, and The Virginia State Thespian Conference. As a musician, Ryan accompanies/coaches/and music directs primarily musical theater, but has ventured into some jazz, and folk/irish music, having been a former member of the band Tallymoore.








AN EVENING WITH HOLLAND & COOTS
$20.00
Thursday 4/19
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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ANNAPOLIS JAZZTET
$15.00 - $20.00
Saturday 4/28
6:00 pm
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The Annapolis Jazztet is one of the finest small professional jazz groups in the Washington, Annapolis, Maryland and Virginia area. The exciting variety of sophisticated original musical arrangements by music director, Vince Corozine, is reminiscent of the sound of the great Dave Pell Octet in the 1960s. A sensational repertoire of classic songs which appeal to persons of all ages, and all songs are introduced with a bit of information about each. The Annapolis Jazztet  comprises some of the finest and diverse musicians in the Annapolis, DC area. From small jazz clubs to Naval Academy, West Point and the finest music universities in the US. The Annapolis Jazztet is lively, energetic, and entertaining and above all plays the finest in contemporary classic jazz!


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KINGS OF CROWNSVILLE
$10.00 - $15.00
Saturday 5/05
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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NICOLA SÓN 2018 US TOUR, THE MOST BRAZILIAN OF THE FRENCH
$20.00
Friday 5/18
6:00 pm
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 Nicola Són is certainly the most Brazilian of the French. He released a Brazilian trilogy (2010, 2013 and 2016), which is an original work mixing Brazilian rhythms mostly in French (bossa nova, samba, xote, jazz, groove). In 2018, he will release an EP with four musical compositions  in Portuguese.

 He is playlisted on the national French radio : FIP and has been interviewed on popular talk-shows in France and Brazil. His latest album was selected in the famous French magazine as one the 10th best Latin albums in 2016 : www.lesinrocks.com/2016/02/27/musique/10-albums-damerique-latine-11807804/.

Germano's is proud to present this exceptional artist.

 

 


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KINGS OF CROWNSVILLE
$10.00 - $15.00
Saturday 6/02
6:00 pm
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Annapolis-based act Kings of Crownsville are a roots Rock band with a New Orleans flavor. The brainchild of New Orleans-raised guitarist/singer/songwriterSteve Johnson, the Kings play a rollicking, entertaining set that stirs Americana, Blues, and Jazz into the mix.

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

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


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

 

Stephen Perraud. The Live Wire. June 2011

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AN EVENING OF ECLECTIC SONGS WITH CHARISMA WOOTEN
$20.00
Saturday 6/23
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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ANNAPOLIS JAZZTET
$15.00 - $20.00
Saturday 6/30
6:00 pm
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The Annapolis Jazztet is one of the finest small professional jazz groups in the Washington, Annapolis, Maryland and Virginia area. The exciting variety of sophisticated original musical arrangements by music director, Vince Corozine, is reminiscent of the sound of the great Dave Pell Octet in the 1960s. A sensational repertoire of classic songs which appeal to persons of all ages, and all songs are introduced with a bit of information about each. The Annapolis Jazztet  comprises some of the finest and diverse musicians in the Annapolis, DC area. From small jazz clubs to Naval Academy, West Point and the finest music universities in the US. The Annapolis Jazztet is lively, energetic, and entertaining and above all plays the finest in contemporary classic jazz!


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KINGS OF CROWNSVILLE
$10.00 - $15.00
Saturday 8/11
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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ANNAPOLIS JAZZTET
$15.00 - $20.00
Saturday 8/18
6:00 pm
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The Annapolis Jazztet is one of the finest small professional jazz groups in the Washington, Annapolis, Maryland and Virginia area. The exciting variety of sophisticated original musical arrangements by music director, Vince Corozine, is reminiscent of the sound of the great Dave Pell Octet in the 1960s. A sensational repertoire of classic songs which appeal to persons of all ages, and all songs are introduced with a bit of information about each. The Annapolis Jazztet  comprises some of the finest and diverse musicians in the Annapolis, DC area. From small jazz clubs to Naval Academy, West Point and the finest music universities in the US. The Annapolis Jazztet is lively, energetic, and entertaining and above all plays the finest in contemporary classic jazz!


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FREDERICK HODGES IN FASCINATING RHYTHM: THE MUSIC OF GEORGE GERSHWIN
$15.00
Monday 9/24
6:00 pm
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Pianist Frederick Hodges performs the greatest songs of George Gershwin, including such favorites as "Embraceable You," "I Got Rhythm," Love Is Here To Stay," "Porgy and Bess," plus exciting discoveries from the Gershwin Archives


Best of the Best. I don't usually name a single performer as "the best" in these lists because it's far too subjective and might result in hurt feelings. That being said, how about that Frederick Hodges? His amazing keyboard dexterity is well-known, but his mere presence at an event serves to elevate it to new levels of wit, style, class and professionalism. Frederick was all over the West Coast Ragtime Festival, performing solo, in duets with ADam Swanson and Alex Hassan, with the Crown Syncopators, singing, accompanying other singers, emceeing the Youth Concert, presenting the master class, and accompanying silent movies — all of this pus the ironically arch syntax, the straight über-blonde hair, and dapper wardrobe. Extraordinary.

--Lewis Motisher

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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."

Michael Miyazaki
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ANNAPOLIS JAZZTET
$15.00 - $20.00
Saturday 10/27
6:00 pm
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The Annapolis Jazztet is one of the finest small professional jazz groups in the Washington, Annapolis, Maryland and Virginia area. The exciting variety of sophisticated original musical arrangements by music director, Vince Corozine, is reminiscent of the sound of the great Dave Pell Octet in the 1960s. A sensational repertoire of classic songs which appeal to persons of all ages, and all songs are introduced with a bit of information about each. The Annapolis Jazztet  comprises some of the finest and diverse musicians in the Annapolis, DC area. From small jazz clubs to Naval Academy, West Point and the finest music universities in the US. The Annapolis Jazztet is lively, energetic, and entertaining and above all plays the finest in contemporary classic jazz!


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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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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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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.