VICTORIA VOX /JACK AND THE VOX
$20.00
Sunday 9/22
6:00 pm
Off Sale

Traveling from their home in Southern California, Jack & the Vox return to Baltimore for one night, on their way to the CT Ukulele Festival and then Europe! The husband-wife-duo, met at the Berklee College of Music in 1998 (where they both studied Songwriting), but only recently married in 2016. Victoria Vox, who was a Baltimore resident for 11 years, is an award-winning songwriter known for toting her ukulele around the world at festivals, clubs, and performing house concerts. Jack has childhood roots to St. Louis, but grew up in California since a young teen. He currently is the leader of SoCal’s country-rock band, Feed the Kitty, and plays nearly 300 shows a year. Considering their individual touring schedules, catching them at a show together is a real treat. They perform mostly all original material, stemming from Victoria’s repertoire, but also other co-written songs (either by Jack & the Vox, or by other songwriter-friends). Jack’s tasteful guitar playing and backing vocals to Victoria’s pure voice and rhythmic ukulele playing is a perfect match. And how!  Visit them online at  jackandthevox.com orvictoriavox.com.  


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JAM SESSION IN THE BAR
$0.00
Sunday 9/22
7:00 pm
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Come join our new weekly jam session, every Sunday at 7pm, in the downstairs bar at Germano's! Mike 'n' Ike will provide the house rhythm section, while Germano's provides a fabulous bar featuring everything from fresh carrot juice to old whiskey, plus fantastic food, all in a comfortable bar in the heart of Little Italy. Come join host Ian Rashkin (bass) and the rest of the rhythm section to play your favorite jazz standards, and not-so-standards; all instruments and vocalists welcome. Or come just to listen, taking in the sounds of many different musicians, much like the small plates - piattini - that Germano's is famous for.








MARIAH BONNER: EXPRESSIONS OF LOVE
$15.00
Thursday 9/26
6:00 pm
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In this intimate show, Mariah Bonner presents an eclectic set list featuring some of her favorite songs by the Gershwins, Sondheim, Leonard Cohen, Gnarls Barkley and more...With Marcus Dagan on the keys, expect to be transported by Mariah's lively and fresh performance. 

"No need to go to New York for an evening of sophisticated Cabaret. Ever since Mariah Bonner returned to Baltimore, she has brought excitement and entertainment with her witty and smooth repertoire. The great American songbook is her base.  From there you never know where she will take you. Be assured...it will be a very pleasant ride!  

- Beth K.

 

We really enjoyed hearing Mariah. Wonderful music selection and very expressive!

- Kathy E.

 

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JENNY WILSON TRIO
$10.00
Friday 9/27
6:00 pm
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The Jenny Wilson Trio will perform classic jazz with a modern twist at Germano's Piattini in Baltimore's historic Little Italy.  The trio is a unique ensemble in that they are a family.  Mother Jenny is the centerpiece of the group with her husband, bassist Nathan Wilson and her son, drummer Evan Lintz accompanying her jazz piano inventions and her warm and vocals.  Her singing is often compared to that of Diana Krall who she counts as an important influence on her vocal style.  Jenny recently appeared at the Mid Atlantic Jazz Festival in Rockville and is a frequent perfomer in many venues in the DMV. 

No strangers to Baltimore individually, this will be their first appearance as a trio.  Jenny lived on Madison Street and remembers the old Louie's Bookstore Cafe by the Walters Art Gallery.  Her husband has performed numerous times in the city with Squonk Opera, and their son Evan is currently a resident of Baltimore, playing with various bands and ensembles in the area.  

Jenny spent twelve years in Switzerland, first as a student of jazz pianist Art Lande, then as a student at the Winterthur Konservatorium.  She then toured with many European and U.S. jazz ensembles and was a music teacher in the Swiss music schools in St.Gallen.  She was featured with singer Samira Mall Darby at the Zurich Jazz No Jazz Festival and also in the Munchener Jazz Zeitung.  Jenny is a full time musician and an award winning abstract painter.   


 

'Pour a jigger of Bill Evans and a shot of Christian McBride into a shaker with a dash of sweet vermouth, stir and strain into a cocktail glass, now ease back and sip a heady mix of the Jenny Wilson Duo.  Listeners thirsty for new currents in post-bop and new wave jazz will find a fresh elixir in this finely crafted pairing of piano and upright bass.' - A.S. Gintzler, Writer 

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ABBEY ROAD JAZZ ENSEMBLE
$15.00
Saturday 9/28
6:00 pm
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The Abbey Road Jazz Ensemble performs the Beatles catalogue in a whole new light. Based in Washington DC, ARJE is a quartet of talented jazz musicians who share a passion for the music of the Beatles. If you love jazz and you love The Beatles (McCartney-Lennon-Harrison) then of course you will LOVE The Abbey Road Jazz Ensemble! 

Bronson Hoover ~ Piano/Vocals

Craig Gildner ~ Guitar/Lead Vocals

Cyndy Elliott ~ Bass/Vocals

James Herron ~ Drums


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JAM SESSION IN THE BAR
$0.00
Sunday 9/29
7:00 pm
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Come join our new weekly jam session, every Sunday at 7pm, in the downstairs bar at Germano's! Mike 'n' Ike will provide the house rhythm section, while Germano's provides a fabulous bar featuring everything from fresh carrot juice to old whiskey, plus fantastic food, all in a comfortable bar in the heart of Little Italy. Come join host Ian Rashkin (bass) and the rest of the rhythm section to play your favorite jazz standards, and not-so-standards; all instruments and vocalists welcome. Or come just to listen, taking in the sounds of many different musicians, much like the small plates - piattini - that Germano's is famous for.








AN EVENING WITH BILLY COLUCCI
$10.00
Thursday 10/03
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.

David Foster accompanies on bass.




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AN EVENING WITH ITALIAN JAZZ MASTER DARIO CHIAZZOLINO
$20.00
Friday 10/04
6:00 pm
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Dario Chiazzolino is a multi-award winning Italian guitarist and composer based in New York City. One of Italy’s most in-demand jazz musicians, he performs regularly and records with many top European and American jazz musicians.

Dario Chiazzolino has performed in many of the most prestigious Festivals and clubs in jazz world with Yellow Jackets, Billy Cobham, Andy Sheppard, Dominique Di Piazza, Horacio "El Negro" Hernandez, Taylor Eigsti, Willie Jones III, Bobby Watson, Bob Mintzer, Russell Ferrante, Jimmy Haslip, Enrico Rava, Stefano Bollaniand many others.

He received several awards including TheBerklee Umbria Jazz Award, as best guitarist, a nomination for Best Guitaristby the online portal Italian Jazz(2011), Artist of the Yearfor the Italian music magazine D-MAG (2012), a nomination for Best Guitaristat the web site Guitarlist(2013). He was also profiled in the ARCHIVIO CHITARRISTI JAZZ ITALIANI, a prestigious anthology of the greatest Italian jazz guitarists and won a Competition Notice to be part of Italy’s famous Torino Jazz Lab(2007).


“Italian Jazz Star Dario Chiazzolino is one of the greatest guitarists of the last generation. He is internationally acclaimed thanks to his phenomenal playing and his innovative way to improvising.

He shows not only an unrivaled mastery and technique of the instrument, but also the capacity to give his performances a powerful emotive impact. He has established himself in the world of jazz with a style and musicality recognized also on the other side of the Atlantic.”

Billboard ( USA )

“Dario Chiazzolino is known for his virtuosic guitar playing in the European and world jazz scenes. He has earned a reputation as a phenomenal guitarist. This rests on an appreciation of his innovative improvisational skill, which is founded on intervals of 10th, 11th and 13th notes.”
Guitar World ( USA )

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

Nikola Paskalov

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

Karin Paludan

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


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JAM SESSION IN THE BAR
$0.00
Sunday 10/06
7:00 pm
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Come join our new weekly jam session, every Sunday at 7pm, in the downstairs bar at Germano's! Mike 'n' Ike will provide the house rhythm section, while Germano's provides a fabulous bar featuring everything from fresh carrot juice to old whiskey, plus fantastic food, all in a comfortable bar in the heart of Little Italy. Come join host Ian Rashkin (bass) and the rest of the rhythm section to play your favorite jazz standards, and not-so-standards; all instruments and vocalists welcome. Or come just to listen, taking in the sounds of many different musicians, much like the small plates - piattini - that Germano's is famous for.








TOMAR AND THE FCS
$5.00
Tuesday 10/08
6:00 pm
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Tomar and the FCs is a soul band from Austin, TX. Tomar Williams got his start singing lead on the Chitlin Circuit with his family band. The band self recorded and released their first EP, “Day by Day” in 2015. The Austin American Statesman selected it as a top release and wrote that, “Williams shows his own soul chops with searing vocals that drip with blood, sweat and tears”. In 2016, NPR Music picked Tomar and the FCs out of hundreds of Austin entries to represent the city for their Tiny Desk Concert Series. “Heart Attack”, the band’s debut album, was released in late 2016. It was recorded and mixed at Level One studio with Grammy winning artist/engineer Adrian Quesada. KUTX wrote that the album is, “Pure soul, pure energy...Heart Attack, the single from the band’s latest album of the same name, is an electric three minute ride of some of the purest blues/ soul we’ve heard lately.” Tomar and the FCs are mainstays on the Austin music scene and have been voted in the top five of the Austin Chronicle’s Music Poll for best Blues, Funk, and Soul artist in 2017 and 2018. In addition to numerous club dates throughout Texas and the US, they’ve performed at Austin City Limits (ACL), South by Southwest, Old Settlers, NOLA Soul & Art and many other festivals. In 2018, they signed with Splice Records and were awarded a Black Fret grant. Their second full length album, “Rise Above”, is scheduled to be released in February, 2020.


"Heart Attack, the single from the band’s latest album of the same name, is an electric three minute ride of some of the purest blues/ soul we’ve heard lately.”







BSA ALUMNI OPEN MIC
$10.00
Thursday 10/10
6:00 pm
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In celebration of the 40th Anniversary of the Baltimore School for the Arts, the Cabaret at Germano’s invites you to join us for a special BSA Alumni Open Mic!  Cabaret favorite Troy Koger (Class of 2008) hosts and the incomparable Michael Sheppard accompanies on the baby grand.  Dinner is served beginning at 6:00.  Sign-up for singers is at 7:00 and the performance begins at 7:30.  Please purchase tickets in advance  online or by phone as we anticipate a full house.  $10 cover for all in attendance.  








AN EVENING WITH GARY RUBIN AND BRENT HARDESTY
$15.00
Friday 10/11
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!








JAKE RUTH QUARTET-JAZZ IN THE CABARET
$10.00
Saturday 10/12
6:00 pm
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Come and enjoy an evening of jazz including a variety of different selections from old to new tunes, as well as some original music! Jake has been playing in the DMV area for over 10 years with a variety of groups. He draws influences from many modern jazz players such as Pat Metheny, Gilad Hekselman, and Jonathan Kreisberg and his goal is to bring a fresh sound to the artform. Jake will be teaming up with 3 great musicians who bring their own perspectives to the table for an evening of jazz not to be missed!

 

Jake Ruth - Guitar

Jordan Stanle - Drums

Eric Worthy - Bass

Zachary Worthy - Piano








JAM SESSION IN THE BAR
$0.00
Sunday 10/13
7:00 pm
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Come join our new weekly jam session, every Sunday at 7pm, in the downstairs bar at Germano's! Mike 'n' Ike will provide the house rhythm section, while Germano's provides a fabulous bar featuring everything from fresh carrot juice to old whiskey, plus fantastic food, all in a comfortable bar in the heart of Little Italy. Come join host Ian Rashkin (bass) and the rest of the rhythm section to play your favorite jazz standards, and not-so-standards; all instruments and vocalists welcome. Or come just to listen, taking in the sounds of many different musicians, much like the small plates - piattini - that Germano's is famous for.








OPEN MIC NIGHT WITH MARY REILLY
$10.00
Wednesday 10/16
6:00 pm
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Open Mic Night with Mary Reilly

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

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








GEOVANE SANTOS: BRAZILIAN JAZZ
$20.00
Thursday 10/17
6:00 pm
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Currently a local presence in the New Orleans music scene, Geovane Santos, a native Brazilian from the city of Belo Horizonte, is a guitarist, composer, arranger, vocalist, educator, and awardee of the 2017 Louis Armstrong Foundation Jazz Composer Award through ASCAP in association with the University of New Orleans (UNO). Having his guitar and his voice as bridges to bring Brazilian music to American audiences, Santos’ repertoire is filled with less known selections as well as innovative arrangements of old standards taking a new approach to Brazilian music fusing it with Bebop improvisation, New Orleans funk, West African rhythms and Caribbean beats.


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JOSHUA BREAKSTONE CD RELEASE A TRIBUTE TO ART BLAKEY & THE JAZZ MESSENGERS
$20.00
Friday 10/18
6:00 pm
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October, 2019 marks the 100th anniversary of the great jazz drummer Art Blakey. Noted New York be-bop guitarist Joshua Breakstone will be touring throughout the US from September-November in support of the October release of his new recording on Capri Records, “Children of Art”, a tribute to Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers. On the new recording, Joshua plays with drummer Eliot Zigmund (well known from his years with Bill Evans) and bassist Martin Wind (current member of the trios of Bill Mays, Dena DeRose, Bill Cunliffe, Ann Hampton Callaway, Ted Rosenthal, and Matt Wilson's Quartet "Arts and Crafts”). We are happy to have him at Germano’s as part of his fall ’19 tour, appearing duo with bassist Blake Meister.


"Breakstone's playing emphasizes inventive, lyrical single-note melody lines. Though his fingers have been described as 'continual blur' onstage,he never lets frenetic technique detract from his interesting melodies which always have both intellegence and feeling behind them. Breakstone says 'Jazz should sing, be pretty to listen to, and feel good',and he is true to his philosophy. To anyone who has heard him, it is clear he is on his way to making his mark as one of the great jazz instrumentalists."
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KINGS OF CROWNSVILLE
$10.00 - $15.00
Saturday 10/19
6:00 pm
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Annapolis-based act Kings of Crownsville are a roots Rock band with a New Orleans flavor. The brainchild of New Orleans-raised guitarist/singer/songwriterSteve Johnson, the Kings play a rollicking, entertaining set that stirs Americana, Blues, and Jazz into the mix.

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

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


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

 

Stephen Perraud. The Live Wire. June 2011

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BRUNCH WITH THE JACK DUNLAP BAND
$10.00
Sunday 10/20
12:00 pm
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Jack Dunlap has made a name for himself playing mandolin in the D.C. area. Formerly of the trio Bud's Collective, Jack has worked alongside past and present members of Mountain Heart, Audie Blaylock and Redline, Dailey and Vincent, Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder, Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen, Blue Highway, Chris Jones and the Night Drivers and Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper, to name a few. Though growing up playing bluegrass music, Jack stretches his instrument into other genres such as jazz, swing, blues, rock, classical, country, Eastern Indian folk music, Celtic, polka and many others. He worked as the apprentice to VA based mandolin legend Danny Knicely through the VA Folklife Program. Knicely and Dunlap recorded the album "Chop, Shred & Split - A Mandolin Player's Apprenticeship" together in 2015. The album went on to win Best Bluegrass Album of the Year at the Washington Area Music Awards (WAMMIES).

An ambassador of music, Jack Dunlap has made a bee-line for success. When he is not playing onstage, he is playing offstage. At the age of 25, Jack is already endorsed by Fairbuilt Guitars, Carey Mandolins and Eastman Guitars & Mandolins. 

In January of 2018, he started the Jack Dunlap Band along with his longtime musical partner Jacob Bly and drummer extraordinaire Randall Witherspoon. In September of 2018, the band performed at Watermelon Park Fest in Berryville, VA with saxophonist Justin Eller sitting in. After that performance, Justin joined the band full time. 

The Jack Dunlap Band released their debut album, The Adventures of Captain J-LAP & Major Jammage, in February of 2019. The record features 9 original tunes and one blues cover. Guesting are Wendy Dunlap on flute and Mason Wright on fiddle with Jack also playing the electric guitar.

They have also come to host a monthly concert in their hometown of Winchester, VA at the Bright Box Theater called Spotlight Sessions. The Jack Dunlap Band acts as the house band and they feature two different artists that you wouldn't expect to see together every show. Each artist gets their own set backed up by the band and at the end of the night everyone plays together. Each show is truly a one of a kind experience. You never know what's going to happen! 


Always forging ahead, Jack blazes his trail with the aid of the influences from Sam Bush, John Coltrane, Trey Hensley, Miles Davis, Eric Clapton, Chris Thile, Joe Walsh and other musical greats.

 


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JAM SESSION IN THE BAR
$0.00
Sunday 10/20
7:00 pm
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Come join our new weekly jam session, every Sunday at 7pm, in the downstairs bar at Germano's! Mike 'n' Ike will provide the house rhythm section, while Germano's provides a fabulous bar featuring everything from fresh carrot juice to old whiskey, plus fantastic food, all in a comfortable bar in the heart of Little Italy. Come join host Ian Rashkin (bass) and the rest of the rhythm section to play your favorite jazz standards, and not-so-standards; all instruments and vocalists welcome. Or come just to listen, taking in the sounds of many different musicians, much like the small plates - piattini - that Germano's is famous for.








AN EVENING OF CLASSIC BANJO (AND MORE) WITH AARON JONAH LEWIS
$15.00
Tuesday 10/22
6:00 pm
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Aaron Jonah Lewis is an acclaimed multi-instrumentalist, performer and educator. He has won awards at the Clifftop Appalachian String Band Festival, including First Place Neotraditional Band in 2008 and 2015, and at the Galax Old Fiddlers Convention, including First Place Bluegrass Fiddle in 2018 and in 2007. He has performed at major festivals from the US to the UK and from Italy to Finland and continues to tour extensively.

Lewis has appeared on dozens of recordings from bluegrass and old time to traditional jazz, contemporary  experimental and Turkish classical music projects. He has taught workshops at the the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow and at the English Folk Dance and Song Society in London. He also plays and teaches banjo, mandolin, and guitar and is currently based in Detroit.


In the words of Greg Adams, Assistant Archivist at the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage at the Smithsonian Institution, "Aaron is one of the few musicians I know with the facility to build compelling musical bridges between the printed banjo music and techniques of the 19th century and the instrument’s journey into recorded sound by the turn of the 20th century." 

 

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AN EVENING WITH THE ZIMNICKI PLAYERS
$10.00
Thursday 10/24
6:00 pm
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The Zimnicki Players (Steve Yankee and JacobKohlhas) are an exciting guitar duo that strike a balance between meticulously crafted arrangements and spontaneous interplay. Whether it’s familiar jazz favorites, classical pieces, or original compositions, the Zimnicki Players exude joy, inventiveness, and precision with every note they play.








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

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


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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 








AN EVENING OF ECLECTIC SONGS WITH CHARISMA WOOTEN
$25.00
Saturday 10/26
6:00 pm
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“The performer’s name and title [says] it all – a mix of interesting material delivered with panache.

Charisma Wooten’s most endearing characteristic is a deep respect for the cabaret performing tradition and her desire to share it with her audience.  In this concert she [pays] tribute to icons such as Mabel Mercer, Billie Holiday, Eartha Kitt, and Josephine Baker.  Indeed, the highlight of the evening [is] “I Can’t Give You Anything But Love” in the style of Rose Murphy (The Chee Chee Girl) and Louis Armstrong.

Other highlights [include] a jazzy take on Mac David and Elmer Bernstein’s “A Walk on the Wild Side” and a worldly-wise reading of Bernard Ighner‘s “Everything Must Change.”

Ms. Wooten is donating part of tonight’s proceeds to the American Cancer Society in memory of James H. Wooten. Special guest performer Robert Allen.


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

Michael Miyazaki
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JAM SESSION IN THE BAR
$0.00
Sunday 10/27
7:00 pm
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Come join our new weekly jam session, every Sunday at 7pm, in the downstairs bar at Germano's! Mike 'n' Ike will provide the house rhythm section, while Germano's provides a fabulous bar featuring everything from fresh carrot juice to old whiskey, plus fantastic food, all in a comfortable bar in the heart of Little Italy. Come join host Ian Rashkin (bass) and the rest of the rhythm section to play your favorite jazz standards, and not-so-standards; all instruments and vocalists welcome. Or come just to listen, taking in the sounds of many different musicians, much like the small plates - piattini - that Germano's is famous for.








THE BRITISH ARE COMING!
$15.00
Thursday 10/31
6:00 pm
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Germano's kicks off the eleventh  year of this wonderful collaboration with the Baltimore School for the Arts. Tonight we welcome the talented BSA theater students under the direction of  Roz Cauthen and Becky Mossing and their British colleagues from Showdown Theatre Arts UK under the direction of Carli Jones in a cabaret in preparation for their joint production to be debuted in the spring on the West End in London. Ms. Jones and Ms. Mossing will perform cabaret material with the students. 

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

 








DARLA JEAN AND THE SOMETHIN' OR OTHERS
$15.00
Friday 11/01
6:00 pm
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Baltimore-based acoustic band, Darla Jean and the Somethin' or Others is a 5-piece ensemble founded in 2010, playing old timey music (think 'O Brother Where Art Thou') with some traditional bluegrass, blues, Americana, and original songs thrown in for good measure. Known for their tight harmonies and audience interaction, the band’s unique and diverse repertoire ranges from The Carter Family to Old Crow Medicine Show. Besides their bi-weekly residency at the Fells PointFarmer’s Market, they’ve played countless festivals, benefits, weddings and hoedowns in the region and are guaranteed to bring a foot-tapping smile to ypur Face!

Darla Jean German – Fiddle, Mandolin, Vocals

Bill “Lump” Sutherland – Upright Bass, Vocals

Jason Laing – Guitar, Vocals

Howie Ehrenfeld – Harmonica, Vocals

Rick Samuel – Banjo, Vocals 








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

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

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


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JULIE KURZAVA AND DIANE KINSLEY IN "PUT ON A HAPPY FACE"
$15.00
Sunday 11/03
6:00 pm
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Vocalist Julie Kurzava and pianist Diane Kinsley return to Germano’s with their new show, Put On a Happy Face.

Swimming against the constant stream of negative news, Julie and Diane bring their brand of joyful effervescence, musical elegance and plenty of humor. They also promise no tragedy, politics, snark, or the like. Yes, there may be some minor heartbreak, but you can expect irresistible melodies, blues infused harmonies and dazzling turns of phrase. Julie and Diane’s seamless collaboration can’t be beat, with Julie’s crystal clear vocals and Diane’s smooth accompaniment, audiences know they’ll leave smiling. 

 

Julie Kurzava is a singer, actor, writer and producer living in the Baltimore area. Skilled in both classical and contemporary music, she is a graduate of the Northwestern University School of Music and the Peabody Conservatory.  Her performance skills and encyclopedic knowledge of musical theater history have made her a popular lecturer throughout the Baltimore and DC areas. A seasoned actress, she is cofounder and Executive Director of New Moon Theater, a professional touring theater for children and family audiences (www.nmtheater.org). Julie taught voice at Loyola University Maryland for many years and currently maintains a private studio. 

 

Colorado native Diane Kinsley earned her Master of Music degree from the Peabody Conservatory, and she is currently a member of the piano faculty at Anne Arundel Community College. Widely known as a collaborative artist, Ms. Kinsley is also a regular collaborator and performer with area opera companies. She maintains a private piano studio and is an organist at the US Naval Academy Chapel. She freelances in the Baltimore/Washington D.C. area, and performs as soloist and ensemble artist throughout the United States.








JAM SESSION IN THE BAR
$0.00
Sunday 11/03
7:00 pm
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Come join our new weekly jam session, every Sunday at 7pm, in the downstairs bar at Germano's! Mike 'n' Ike will provide the house rhythm section, while Germano's provides a fabulous bar featuring everything from fresh carrot juice to old whiskey, plus fantastic food, all in a comfortable bar in the heart of Little Italy. Come join host Ian Rashkin (bass) and the rest of the rhythm section to play your favorite jazz standards, and not-so-standards; all instruments and vocalists welcome. Or come just to listen, taking in the sounds of many different musicians, much like the small plates - piattini - that Germano's is famous for.








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

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

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

 


 

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

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OTHERWORLD CELEBRATES ITS NEW CD RELEASE
$15.00
Friday 11/08
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 Washington, D.C.’s WPFW, among others.

They released their second album, The Realm, in March 2019.

 


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AN EVENING WITH THE LARRY BROWN QUARTET
$20.00
Saturday 11/09
6:00 pm
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Pianist Larry Brown leads one of the most accomplished straight-ahead jazz groups in the Mid-Atlantic area.

JazzReview.com describes The Larry Brown Quintet as "Straight-ahead jazz at its best, with a forthright approach to well chosen material, supported by first rate soloists and a rock-solid rhythm section." The group’s four CDs receive airplay all over the country, as well as in Brazil, Canada, Russia, and Japan. The band, which reprises the hard-bop style of the legendary Blue Note era, was recognized by the Washington Area Music Association (WAMA) as the Best Jazz Group for 2009. The group’s celebrated release, “Hard Bop Café” was recognized by WAMA as the Best Jazz Recording for 2006 with a Wammie award.  

As an undergraduate at Towson University, Larry studied with Stan Kenton’s favorite arranger/composer, Hank Levy. He performed with and composed for the lauded Towson University Jazz Ensemble. With a Bachelors Degree in Music Theory Larry attended graduate school at Catholic University, where he received his Master of Music degree after studying Composition and Electronic Music with the legendary Emerson Myers.  

Recognized with Wammie Awards for Best Jazz Group for 2006, 2008, and again for 2009, Larry also received a Wammie for Best Jazz Recording in 2002 for his CD “The Long Goodbye”, recorded at National Public Radio, npr.Larry has appeared on the national jazz cable channel BET On Jazz show “Jazz Discovery” where he won in the instrumentalist category, and has appeared on their show “Jazz Scene” as a featured artist. Larry has also received several Wammie nominations for Best Jazz Instrumentalist, and Best Jazz Recording (“Peace”, “Dryden Street Sessions”).

The Larry Brown Quintet features Larry Brown on piano, Kent Miller on bass, Greg Holloway on drums, Thad Wilson on trumpet, and Peter Fraize on tenor sax.  Larry records exclusively on Lush Life Records and his recordings are produced by Jerry O’Sullivan.  


Washingtonian magazine says, “Larry Brown is a pianist whose rendering of ballads is particularly moving”. The Washington Post calls him “an artist deserving of greater exposure” and says Brown “evokes the master touch”. 

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"BROADWAY DIVAS AND DAMES" CREATED/PERFORMED BY LAURETTE HANKINS-O'CONNELL
$15.00
Sunday 11/10
12:00 pm
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Laurette Hankins-O’Connell presents Broadway Divas and Dames, a capricious and occasionally irreverent salute to movie theater’s favorite leading ladies and second banana/sidekick roles.  This exuberant “backstage tour” spans the genre for more than six decades.  Buckle your seatbelt and enjoy many of your favorite show tunes with Laurette and terrific pianist and duet partner Anita O’Connor!

 


REVIEW from Capital Gazette, June 2019: “Blessed with an extraordinary voice, great comedic timing and a generous spirit…Gifted with wit and self-deprecating humor, Hankins-O’Connell charmed the audience” -- Sharon Lee Tegler

 

REVIEW from CABARET SCENES Magazine, June 2016: “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







JAM SESSION IN THE BAR
$0.00
Sunday 11/10
7:00 pm
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Come join our new weekly jam session, every Sunday at 7pm, in the downstairs bar at Germano's! Mike 'n' Ike will provide the house rhythm section, while Germano's provides a fabulous bar featuring everything from fresh carrot juice to old whiskey, plus fantastic food, all in a comfortable bar in the heart of Little Italy. Come join host Ian Rashkin (bass) and the rest of the rhythm section to play your favorite jazz standards, and not-so-standards; all instruments and vocalists welcome. Or come just to listen, taking in the sounds of many different musicians, much like the small plates - piattini - that Germano's is famous for.








ACUTE INFLECTIONS
$15.00
Wednesday 11/13
6:00 pm
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Acute Inflections is a chic NYC-based jazz duo featuring singer Elasea Douglas and bassist Sadiki Pierre. Their elegant and enchanting performances are beloved by the high-end private event industry, and their clients include Heads of State, Celebrities and CEOs, as well as Mercedes-Benz, ESPN, and Tiffany & Co. They have even opened for Jennifer Hudson, Sting, and other notable artists at some of their client’s events. Their debut ep, THE BRAVE, spent five weeks in the Top-10 of the RMR Top 50 Jazz Chart and had the #1 single for eight weeks. They also released a charming holiday album IN DECEMBER of 2018, and that too was well-received. A bright future awaits these talented artists.


Wonderful!

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AN EVENING WITH BILLY COLUCCI
$0.00
Thursday 11/14
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.

David Foster accompanies on bass.




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ROGER STREET FRIEDMAN
$15.00
Friday 11/15
6:00 pm
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“Late to Bat, But Hits Another Home Run” said  No Depression magazine of New York singer-songwriter Roger Street Friedman after the release of his second album at the age of 54. The roots rocker, whose third album is expected late this year, sings about the joys and challenges of life, resonating with audiences of all ages. “One minute he’s turning out harmonically rich Paul Simon-esque art-folk; the next he’s digging into the kind of good 'n' greasy Americana groove John Hiatt would kill for.”-Jim Allen, CultureSonar. Accompanied by Matt Schneider on upright bass and fiddle and Dan Roth on drums.


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KINGS OF CROWNSVILLE
$10.00 - $15.00
Saturday 11/16
6:00 pm
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Annapolis-based act Kings of Crownsville are a roots Rock band with a New Orleans flavor. The brainchild of New Orleans-raised guitarist/singer/songwriterSteve Johnson, the Kings play a rollicking, entertaining set that stirs Americana, Blues, and Jazz into the mix.

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

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


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

 

Stephen Perraud. The Live Wire. June 2011

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JAM SESSION IN THE BAR
$0.00
Sunday 11/17
7:00 pm
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Come join our new weekly jam session, every Sunday at 7pm, in the downstairs bar at Germano's! Mike 'n' Ike will provide the house rhythm section, while Germano's provides a fabulous bar featuring everything from fresh carrot juice to old whiskey, plus fantastic food, all in a comfortable bar in the heart of Little Italy. Come join host Ian Rashkin (bass) and the rest of the rhythm section to play your favorite jazz standards, and not-so-standards; all instruments and vocalists welcome. Or come just to listen, taking in the sounds of many different musicians, much like the small plates - piattini - that Germano's is famous for.








OPEN MIC NIGHT WITH MARY REILLY
$10.00
Wednesday 11/20
6:00 pm
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Open Mic Night with Mary Reilly

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

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








MARK WADE TRIO
$20.00
Friday 11/22
6:00 pm
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Voted one of the top bassists of 2018 and 2016 in the prestigious  Downbeat Magazine Reader's Poll, Mark Wade has been an active bassist in the New York City area for two decades. (We are awaiting results of Downbeat’s  2019 poll!) His 2015 debut album Event Horizon and 2018 follow up Moving Day were released to international acclaim. He received great critical reviews from domestic and international publications such as Downbeat MagazineJazz In EuropeCadence MagazineSomething Else ReviewsThe New York City Jazz Record, All About Jazz and Jazz Life (Japan). Wade has received several features and interviews about his recordings and was commissioned by Downbeat Magazine to write master class articles for its July 2015 and August 2018 issues.  Noted UK jazz journalist and author Sammy Stein featured Wade in her 2017 book All That's Jazz. He has been signed by Edition 46 Records in Berlin.
 
 
From May 2013 to May 2014, Wade served as an Artist In Residence at Flushing Town Hall and the Mark Wade Trio presented many concerts there. In 2012, he performed with jazz great Jimmy Heath as part of the “Four Black Immortals” East Coast tour. He has worked with notable jazz artists such as James Spaulding, Harry Whitaker, Pete McGuinness, Peter Eldridge, Don Byron, and he appeared on The Today Show with Stacey Kent. He performs regularly with the New York Jazz Repertory Orchestra led by trumpeter Bill Warfield. In 2006 and 2007, he was a featured jazz artist at the Natchez Music Festival. Wade has performed in New York City venues such as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Blue Note, The Iridium, and weekly at Birdland from 1997-1999.

With an impressive command of his instrument, Wade takes his tightly-knit acoustic trio beyond stereotyped formulas or just simplistic reinterpretations of known songs. Moving Day is a dazzling testament to his evolving artistry, where inventiveness is on full display."
-Jazz Trail 2018
 
 "I was hooked from the start and had to fight the impulse to just hit repeat over and over."
-The Jazz Owl 2018
 
'Mark Wade’s Moving Day is the perfect blend of exploration, exposition and pure joy of playing." 
-The Jazz Page 2018
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COLD SPRING JAZZ QUARTET
$20.00
Saturday 11/23
6:00 pm
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Every performance is pitch perfect, informative and musically exciting. It’s current. It’s classic. It’s cool. It’s Cold Spring Jazz Quartet! 

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


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BRINJAL, BALTIMORE'S BEST BELLYDANCE BAND
$10.00
Sunday 11/24
12:00 pm
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We play the exotic melodies of the Middle East. 

Improvisation is a tradition within these songs, and some of our musicians are also dancers. 

Join us on this journey.








JAM SESSION IN THE BAR
$0.00
Sunday 11/24
7:00 pm
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Come join our new weekly jam session, every Sunday at 7pm, in the downstairs bar at Germano's! Mike 'n' Ike will provide the house rhythm section, while Germano's provides a fabulous bar featuring everything from fresh carrot juice to old whiskey, plus fantastic food, all in a comfortable bar in the heart of Little Italy. Come join host Ian Rashkin (bass) and the rest of the rhythm section to play your favorite jazz standards, and not-so-standards; all instruments and vocalists welcome. Or come just to listen, taking in the sounds of many different musicians, much like the small plates - piattini - that Germano's is famous for.








CHRISTINE THOMAS AND MICHAEL TAN IN "DING-A-LING, I FEEL SO CHRISTMASY!"
$20.00
Saturday 11/30
6:00 pm
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Ding-a-ling, I Feel So Christmas-y! captures the holiday spirit from madcap to meditation, with a few stops along the way at madness and merriment. Christine Thomas and Michael Tan present an entertaining evening of songs familiar and new (and some familiar and new, at the same time!) from musicals, movies, TV, and sanctuaries of various faiths.  Kick off the Christmas season with some Crabs for Christmas, spend your Hanukkah in Santa Monica, and enjoy All Those Christmas Clichés. 

Mezzo-soprano Christine Thomas has performed everything from the motets of J.S. Bach to the melodies of Irving Berlin to the minimalism of Philip Glass. The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel called her voice“an amazing instrument.” The Washington Post said, “her voice is lovely and her stage presence is natural and full of vitality." Backstage Baltimore referred to her as "a vocal powerhouse." Recent performances include Marmee in Little Women (in which she also made her directing debut), Rachel Lynde in Memoirs of Anne, the Housekeeper in Man of La Mancha (for which she was nominated for a WATCH award), Mother Abbess in Sound of Music, and in Faust  as a chorister with the Washington National Opera. As a cabaret artist, Ms. Thomas has appeared at Germano's in Little Italy as well as at Spotlighters, and in venues in Milwaukee and NYC. She is the owner and proprietor of Mezzoid Voice Studio in Baltimore, where she helps up-and-coming singers become curiously strong singers. More info at www.mezzoid.com
 

Michael Tan is a local music director, with more than 50 shows in seven local theatres over the last 14 years. His favorites include: First Date, Das Barbecü; Evita; Altar Boyz; Into the Woods; Company; Avenue Q; A Little Night Music; The Great American Trailer Park Musical; Sweeney Todd; Bare: a Pop Opera; Six Dead Queens and An Inflatable Henry (American Premiere); Falsettos; Sunday In The Park With George; and The Spitfire Grill. He directed the BPF musical Unraveled on the Gravel (World Premiere, 2nd Best Production). His favorite onstage roles include Michael Novak (God of Carnage), Murray (The Odd Couple), Gregor/Papa and the Arbiter (Chess), The Senator (Hello Again), and Officer Murphy/Frank Maurrant u/s-one performance in role (Street Scene). To pay the bills, he is the Director of the Center for Alternative and Supported Education - ACCESS at the Community College of Baltimore County, providing programming to adults with developmental disabilities.

 


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TODD HARRISON TWINING AND FRIENDS: WHEN CHRISTMAS COMES TO TOWN
$15.00
Sunday 12/01
6:00 pm
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The marvelous composer, vocalist and musician, Todd Harrison Twining, puts us in the holiday spirit in this delightful cabaret of favorites perfect for the whole family. 








JAM SESSION IN THE BAR
$0.00
Sunday 12/01
7:00 pm
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Come join our new weekly jam session, every Sunday at 7pm, in the downstairs bar at Germano's! Mike 'n' Ike will provide the house rhythm section, while Germano's provides a fabulous bar featuring everything from fresh carrot juice to old whiskey, plus fantastic food, all in a comfortable bar in the heart of Little Italy. Come join host Ian Rashkin (bass) and the rest of the rhythm section to play your favorite jazz standards, and not-so-standards; all instruments and vocalists welcome. Or come just to listen, taking in the sounds of many different musicians, much like the small plates - piattini - that Germano's is famous for.








THE GOLDEN GAYS NYC IN "THANK YULE FOR BEING A FRIEND"
$28.00 - $35.00
Thursday 12/05
6:00 pm
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Direct from Off-Broadway, it’s The Golden Girls musical drag parody for the NEW generation.  The girls you love, like you’ve never seen them before.  Live singing, dancing, schmacting!  Oh my!    

Picture it: Baltimore, Christmas 2019.  

‘Twas the night before Christmas and all through the store, each department was dripping with Yuletide decor.  Sophia was nestled all snug in her bed, while visions of sugar prunes danced in her head.  Before traveling to spend the Holidays with their families, Blanche, Dorothy, and Rose participate in a golden gift exchange full of hilarious surprises.  But just as they get to the airport a winter storm blows in, leaving them trapped!  In an unexpected Charles Dickens twist of events, the three grannies must visit their past, present, and future to save Christmas (and find Sophia)...just in time for turkey lurkey!  Lucky audience members may even have a chance to make their stage debut with the bosom buddies and become the next #TokenSophia!        

Tickets: 

$28 General Admission

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

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

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

 

 


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

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

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CELEBRATE THE SEASON WITH THE ERIC BYRD TRIO
$20.00
Friday 12/06
6:00 pm
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For almost two decades, The Eric Byrd Trio (EBT), pianist/vocalist Eric Byrd, bassist Bhagwan Khalsa, and drummer Alphonso YoungJr., have traveled the world as enthusiastic ambassadors of jazz. Rooted in swing and be-bop, The Trio also embraces gospel and the blues as core elements of their expansive performance style. Their body of work spans seven unique studio and live recordings on which they shine as a Trio and as collaborators with an expanded 8-piece ensemble they call The Eric Byrd Trio: Brother Ray Band, in tribute to The Genius of Soul icon Ray Charles. On each recording, they take a rigorous, modern approach to standards as well as original compositions, playing with great acuity within the broad and rich jazz tradition.

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

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

 








AN EVENING WITH ALI RYERSON
$20.00
Saturday 12/07
6:00 pm
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Back by popular demand, internationally renowned jazz flutist Ali Ryerson returns to Germano’s, joined by two of her very favorite musicians, pianist Wade Beach and bassist Victor Dvoskin, both well known to local jazz fans. Come and enjoy this exciting jazz trio performing some of Ali’s favorite tunes, in both the jazz and Brazilian traditions. Reservations are highly recommended.

Ali Ryerson is considered to be among the top jazz flutists in the world, consistently ranking in Downbeat Jazz Poll, and by the Jazz Journalists Association. Ali performs, records and teaches internationally, with performances ranging from Carnegie Hall to the Kennedy Center; the Monterey Jazz Festival to the famed Blue Note jazz club in both NY and Japan. She has released nearly two dozen highly acclaimed jazz albums on major jazz labels and has performed with a multitude of jazz icons during a career spanning four decades. Her CD, ‘Game Changer – The Ali Ryerson Jazz Flute Big Band’ was in the TOP 10 on the Jazz Charts for over 6 weeks! Don’t miss the Ali Ryerson Trio LIVE at Germano’s!

The cover charge is $20 for this one-night-only performance.

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Consistently ranked among the top flutists in the Downbeat Jazz Poll for well over a decade,  Ali has recorded and/or toured with jazz greats such as Red Rodney, Roy Haynes, Kenny Barron, Kenny Werner, Frank Wess, Hubert Laws, Stephane Grappelli, Harold Danko, Art Farmer, Mike Mainieri, and Joe Beck, as well as a guest appearance with Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. 

Ryerson has released over two dozen albums on major jazz labels, including Concord Records, DMP, Capri, and legendary jazz producer Bob Thiele’s final jazz label, Red Baron. When Ryerson’s groundbreaking Jazz Flute Big Band released their debut CD, Game Changer on Capri Records, the album hit the ‘TOP 10’ on the US Jazz Charts for six straight weeks. 

 

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AN EVENING WITH BROOKS WILLIAMS
$20.00
Sunday 12/08
6:00 pm
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At the crossroads of blues and American roots music you’ll find  Brooks Williams. “Setting new standards and a fresh direction for the blues,” says Blues In Britain, and creating a “beautiful fusion” (Keys And Chords). Just when you think he can’t sing a blues-ier note, he sings it. Just when you think he can’t strum a deeper groove, he strums it. Brooks was born in Statesboro, Georgia, USA, and did his apprenticeship in the small bars and coffeehouses of New York and Boston, following in the footsteps of Chris Smither, Rory Block, Shawn ColvinMaria MuldaurDavid Bromberg and Leo Kottke, all whom he gigged with from time-to-time when he was starting out. The result of those early years is an unflagging career that goes from strength to strength. “Lucky Star,” Williams’ 28th solo recording, is already turning heads and making itself known on blues, folk and Americana playlists throughout the world. The Second Line groove that runs throughout every track would make the late Allen Toussaint proud.  

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


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JAM SESSION IN THE BAR
$0.00
Sunday 12/08
7:00 pm
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Come join our new weekly jam session, every Sunday at 7pm, in the downstairs bar at Germano's! Mike 'n' Ike will provide the house rhythm section, while Germano's provides a fabulous bar featuring everything from fresh carrot juice to old whiskey, plus fantastic food, all in a comfortable bar in the heart of Little Italy. Come join host Ian Rashkin (bass) and the rest of the rhythm section to play your favorite jazz standards, and not-so-standards; all instruments and vocalists welcome. Or come just to listen, taking in the sounds of many different musicians, much like the small plates - piattini - that Germano's is famous for.








CELEBRATE THE SEASON WITH MICHAEL A. BROWN, SR.
$20.00
Friday 12/13
6:00 pm
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Spend an evening with the marvelous crooner, Michael A. Brown, Sr. as he sings your favorite holiday classics  such as The Christmas Song, I’ll Be Home for Christmas, Winter Wonderland. Expect Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett gems, as well.  He is joined by Kevin Hutt, Jr. on the baby grand and violin. 








THE HOLLAND & COOTS HOLIDAY SHOW
$20.00
Saturday 12/14
6:00 pm
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Exciting, exhilarating, and exhausting!" is probably the best (and most alliterative) way to describe the jazz duo of Holland & Coots.  Brian Holland and Danny Coots began performing together in 2010 after spending decades individually on the jazz and ragtime circuits honing their skills on piano and drums, respectively.  Since joining forces, they've been on a mission to introduce audiences all over the world to their style of music and fun.  With a delightful mix of jazz, blues, stride, boogie, pop, and ragtime, Holland & Coots have created something for every musical taste. 

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


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

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

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

 



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

Let us be a part of your Joyous Holiday Celebrations. 

CAST

Amahl - Elena Wenderoth

Mother/Artistic Director - Diana Cantrelle

King Kaspar - Leroy Smith

King Melchior - Matthew Ogden

King Balthazar - Dimitri Tchienga

Page - Stanley Livengood

Director/Producer - Kevin Crysler

Maestro - Jordan Randall Smith

Concert Pianist - Aejin Kim

Opus Concert Theatre Ensemble Singers

 

Brunch seating at noon.  Performance begins at 1pm.








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

Celebrate the season like a true Balti-moron. 








JAM SESSION IN THE BAR
$0.00
Sunday 12/15
7:00 pm
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Come join our new weekly jam session, every Sunday at 7pm, in the downstairs bar at Germano's! Mike 'n' Ike will provide the house rhythm section, while Germano's provides a fabulous bar featuring everything from fresh carrot juice to old whiskey, plus fantastic food, all in a comfortable bar in the heart of Little Italy. Come join host Ian Rashkin (bass) and the rest of the rhythm section to play your favorite jazz standards, and not-so-standards; all instruments and vocalists welcome. Or come just to listen, taking in the sounds of many different musicians, much like the small plates - piattini - that Germano's is famous for.








OPEN MIC NIGHT WITH MARY REILLY
$10.00
Wednesday 12/18
6:00 pm
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Open Mic Night with Mary Reilly

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

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








HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS
$20.00
Thursday 12/19
6:00 pm
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Actors Alessandra Fabiani, Francesca Fabiani, Ana Carelli  and Jillian Puhalla perform songs and original scenes and share friendship that warms our hearts.








AN EVENING OF CHRISTMAS WITH TROY KOGER FEATURING THE TERRY KOGER QUARTET
$20.00
Friday 12/20
6:00 pm
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Get into the holiday spirit with an evening of Christmas and Holiday favorites! Troy Koger returns to the cabaret at Germano's accompanied by the Terry Koger Quartet to deliver an evening filled with a variety of tunes, from traditional Christmas hymns to your favorite jazzy holiday tunes! Sit back, relax, and ring in the holidays on a high note!

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


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THE WORTHY BROTHERS MUSIC GROUP
$20.00
Saturday 12/21
6:00 pm
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The Worthy Brothers Music Group started with three brothers who grew up playing jazz together. Their unmistakable bond is evident in the high level of cohesiveness when they play. The original Worthy Brothers trio consisted of renowned instrumentalist Aaron Worthy, local legend and piano virtuoso Zachary Worthy, and acclaimed professional bass player Eric Worthy. They still play jazz, but also play different formats as a trio as well as with other professional musicians.




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BRUNCH WITH THE JACK DUNLAP BAND
$10.00
Sunday 12/22
12:00 pm
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Jack Dunlap has made a name for himself playing mandolin in the D.C. area. Formerly of the trio Bud's Collective, Jack has worked alongside past and present members of Mountain Heart, Audie Blaylock and Redline, Dailey and Vincent, Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder, Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen, Blue Highway, Chris Jones and the Night Drivers and Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper, to name a few. Though growing up playing bluegrass music, Jack stretches his instrument into other genres such as jazz, swing, blues, rock, classical, country, Eastern Indian folk music, Celtic, polka and many others. He worked as the apprentice to VA based mandolin legend Danny Knicely through the VA Folklife Program. Knicely and Dunlap recorded the album "Chop, Shred & Split - A Mandolin Player's Apprenticeship" together in 2015. The album went on to win Best Bluegrass Album of the Year at the Washington Area Music Awards (WAMMIES).

An ambassador of music, Jack Dunlap has made a bee-line for success. When he is not playing onstage, he is playing offstage. At the age of 25, Jack is already endorsed by Fairbuilt Guitars, Carey Mandolins and Eastman Guitars & Mandolins. 

In January of 2018, he started the Jack Dunlap Band along with his longtime musical partner Jacob Bly and drummer extraordinaire Randall Witherspoon. In September of 2018, the band performed at Watermelon Park Fest in Berryville, VA with saxophonist Justin Eller sitting in. After that performance, Justin joined the band full time. 

The Jack Dunlap Band released their debut album, The Adventures of Captain J-LAP & Major Jammage, in February of 2019. The record features 9 original tunes and one blues cover. Guesting are Wendy Dunlap on flute and Mason Wright on fiddle with Jack also playing the electric guitar.

They have also come to host a monthly concert in their hometown of Winchester, VA at the Bright Box Theater called Spotlight Sessions. The Jack Dunlap Band acts as the house band and they feature two different artists that you wouldn't expect to see together every show. Each artist gets their own set backed up by the band and at the end of the night everyone plays together. Each show is truly a one of a kind experience. You never know what's going to happen! 


Always forging ahead, Jack blazes his trail with the aid of the influences from Sam Bush, John Coltrane, Trey Hensley, Miles Davis, Eric Clapton, Chris Thile, Joe Walsh and other musical greats.

 


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JAM SESSION IN THE BAR
$0.00
Sunday 12/22
7:00 pm
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Come join our new weekly jam session, every Sunday at 7pm, in the downstairs bar at Germano's! Mike 'n' Ike will provide the house rhythm section, while Germano's provides a fabulous bar featuring everything from fresh carrot juice to old whiskey, plus fantastic food, all in a comfortable bar in the heart of Little Italy. Come join host Ian Rashkin (bass) and the rest of the rhythm section to play your favorite jazz standards, and not-so-standards; all instruments and vocalists welcome. Or come just to listen, taking in the sounds of many different musicians, much like the small plates - piattini - that Germano's is famous for.








AN EVENING WITH THE MARK KRAEMER QUARTET
$20.00
Saturday 12/28
6:00 pm
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Jazz saxophonist, recording artist, and composer, Mark Kraemer brings an exhilarating sense of passion and intensity to live performances. His sound is rich in texture and blends traditional Be-Bop, and modern Jazz with Latin and R&B influences.   Mark's commitment is inspiring and must be experienced.    He plays alto, soprano tenor saxophones, piano and wind controller.   Mark comes from a musical family.   His aunt taught him piano at age 6.  His father,  was a multi-instrumentalist, taught him clarinet at age 7,  At age 8, he performed his first jazz piece  with an upright bass, piano and drummer.  Mark attended the Peabody Institute studying clarinet.  

Mark's brother, the late great Neal Kramer, was a masterful guitarist; Mark's cousin Jeffrey Steinberg is a prolific composer, arranger symphony conductor and Grammy award winner.  At age 12, Mark picked up the alto saxophone and started his own group.   At 15, he joined a popular show band 4-piece horn section with 5 vocalists.   He then played various R&B and rock bands, until moving to Los Angles.   While in L.A., he studied with saxophonist studio musician Terry Harrington who played baritone on the Bart Simpson show. He then studied theory and improvisation with vibraphonist and recording artist Charlie Shoemake.  

After returning to Baltimore, he studied with legendary saxophonist and recording artist and Grammy Award winner Gary Bartz.  Mark launched his career performing with various groups at venues and events in the Baltimore-Washington areas, New York city, Baton Rouge and New Orleans. 

Having recognized his potential, producer Jacques Burvick, who has produced and arranged for international recording artists, such as Lonnie Liston Smith, Norman Connors, Marion Meadows, Jon Lucien, the late Grover Washington, Jr., and a host of others, recorded Mark on the soon to be released CD. Mark's CD is a collection of Jazz compositions that bring a fresh approach to this genre of music.   The tracks were mixed by 4-time Grammy nominated engineer David Rideau, who has mixed gold and platinum projects for artists such as Janet Jackson, Sting, Tom Scott, Al Jarraeu, and others. 

Notable Performances:
River Center Theatre of Performing Arts, Gospel Play "Preaching to the Pastors.   Famous lead actor "Leon" (Temptations File - 5 Heartbeats). Video with G. C. Cameron: "It's a Shame" (The Spinners).   Video with G.C. & Vince Hutcherson at Club Elite in Baton Rouge.Artscape - Kenny Wright Group. Also opened for Kim Waters and Walter Beasley with Kenny Wright. Baltimore-Washington Jazz Festival as a leader (repeat performer). Blues Alley with Norman Conners and Jean Carne. Bohemian  Caverns as a leader. Sweet Lorraine  (New Orleans) with Normal Conners.  NYC Brooklyn Exposure - leader with Ron Jenkins (bass); George Gray (drums). Gulf Coast Coliseum with Curtis Cobelo, Biloxi, MsAlys Stephens Robinson Performing Arts Center, Birmingham, Al., with Johnny  Angel and the Swinging Demons.  Fifth Regiment Armory, Baltimore, Md., with the Spindles, opened for the Whispers, Intruders,  & Dennis Edwards. Rams Head Tavern, Annapolis, Md., with John Tegler and friends.


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

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JAM SESSION IN THE BAR
$0.00
Sunday 12/29
7:00 pm
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Come join our new weekly jam session, every Sunday at 7pm, in the downstairs bar at Germano's! Mike 'n' Ike will provide the house rhythm section, while Germano's provides a fabulous bar featuring everything from fresh carrot juice to old whiskey, plus fantastic food, all in a comfortable bar in the heart of Little Italy. Come join host Ian Rashkin (bass) and the rest of the rhythm section to play your favorite jazz standards, and not-so-standards; all instruments and vocalists welcome. Or come just to listen, taking in the sounds of many different musicians, much like the small plates - piattini - that Germano's is famous for.








RING IN THE NEW YEAR WITH TIME FOR A CHANGE JAZZ QUARTET!
$25.00
Tuesday 12/31
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.

Two shows, 6pm and 9pm seatings with special NYE Prix Fixe Three Course Menu. 

 


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HANNAH WARDELL AND NICHOLAS BAVANI IN "WITCHES, BITCHES AND BRITCHES "
$15.00
Saturday 1/11
6:00 pm
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Come see “WitchesBitches and Britches,”  the life of a mezzo-soprano featuring Hannah Wardell and pianist Nicholas Bavani. The evening will consist of some of the most famous Opera Work’s that represent the life of a Mezzo Soprano who is notorious for having to play the vixen, villain and lad. Our night will take you on a tour of French, Italian, English and German Opera. Aria’s like “Habanera” from Bizet’s Carmen, “When I am Laid” from Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas and “Voi Che Sapete” from the Marriage of Figaro will be featured. Also enjoy some of the most beloved Overtures on Piano.  Join this newly established duo as they bring beloved staples of the Italian Opera tradition to Little Italy.








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


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

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

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

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KEN AND BRAD KOLODNER QUARTET
$20.00
Friday 1/31
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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THE PHILIP THOMAS QUARTET PRESENTS: SWEET LOVE
$25.00
Friday 2/14
6:00 pm
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Please join us to celebrate Love Day , and hear hits from Nat King ColeRay Charles , Stevie Wonder and more. performed by  
Lionel Lyles- Saxophone 
Justin Taylor- piano 
Steve Arnold - Bass and 
Philip Thomas -drums and vocals 

Come out and enjoy a lovely evening of food, music and most importantly love with the one you love the most. 








ADAM SWANSON: MUSIC FROM THE GOLDEN AGE OF HOLLYWOOD
$15.00
Friday 3/13
6:00 pm
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Adam Swanson is one of the world’s foremost performers of vintage American popular music, including ragtime, early jazz, the Great American Songbook, and more. He holds a bachelor’s in classical piano and a master’s in musicology from the Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University. Although he is only twenty-six years old, Adam has been a featured performer and lecturer at ragtime and jazz festivals across the United States, and he is the only four-time winner of the World Championship Old-Time Piano Playing Contest. He made his New York debut in Carnegie Hall at the age of nineteen, where he performed with Michael Feinstein. Adam has performed at the Cinecon Classic Film Festival in Hollywood and the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., as well as in Hungary, Switzerland, and Australia. He has worked with such musicians as Toronto’s John Arpin, former rock star Ian Whitcomb, and legendary 1950s recording artist Johnny Maddox, who was one of Adam’s greatest influences. Adam frequently performs at the historic Strater Hotel where he makes his home in Durango, Colorado. Visit Adam online: www.adamgswanson.com.


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CHARISMA WOOTEN IN "A NIGHT WITH JACKIE MOMS MABLEY"
$20.00
Saturday 3/21
6:00 pm
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A Night With Jackie Moms Mabley is an evening of zingers about everything from sexuality to racism. This Helen Hayes nominated play for the Charles MacArthur Award for Outstanding New Play is delivered with political correctness and filled with fun and laughter as only Charisma can! 

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

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

 




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GIFT CERTIFICATE
$25.00 - $200.00
    
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Gift certificates are available for lunch or dinner at the new Germano's PIATTINI.  Truffle pizza, fried long-stem artichokes, grilled calamari,  Castelvetrano olives, Kobe beef meatballs, red beet ravioli and, yes, back by popular demand our Nonna's lasagna.  Abundant vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options and we are a nut-free facility.  When we say "everyone on your list" we mean EVERYONE!

Gift certificates are also redeemable for tickets to a show in our upstairs Cabaret at Germano's.   Whether you are shopping for friends, family or business acquaintances, fans of classical, rock, bluegrass, jazz,  Broadway, Shakespeare... the Great American Songbook, tickets to a live performance are appreciated by all.  

Buy online or, if you prefer, bring us your gift list, and while we prepare your gift certificates, join us for drinks and piattini  in our new PIATTINI bar with Happy Hour prices from 5pm to 7pm.  Or send us your list in advance and we will have your order wrapped and ready for pickup.