JAM SESSION IN THE BAR
$0.00
Sunday 7/21
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.








A SPECIAL EVENING WITH BILLY COLUCCI
$10.00
Thursday 7/25
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.

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SONG OF SUMMER WITH MARIAH BONNER W/JACKSON LUNDY
$15.00
Friday 7/26
6:00 pm
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Mariah Bonner is a Baltimore born actress, singer and producer. She was classically trained at The Guildhall School of Music& Drama in London, and has appeared in films, television and theater productions in Los Angeles, London, Paris and New York. She is best known for her leading roles in John Hyams’ UNIVERSAL SOLDIER: DAY OF RECKONING and STARVE, directed by Griff Furst. 

Television credits include CSI, Rules of Engagement, Switched at Birth and Scorpion. 

On stage, Mariah has portrayed a variety of characters from Ariel in The Tempest to Alice in You Can't Take It With You and Camille in Charles Lundlum's Camille. 

Her producing credits include the short film ELISA, a television pilot entitled The Foreigners, and an original play, Breather, which premiered in 2017 at the Hollywood Fringe Festival.  Mariah has acted in each of her own productions and won a Best Actress award for her role in ELISA from the Short Stop Film Festival. 

She is delighted to be home in Baltimore, and would like to especially thank her mother, Elizabeth, for encouraging her in her artistic pursuits.
 
Jackson Lundy is a singer-songwriter from New York whose music is a blend of R&B, Jazz and Folk. Mixing softer songwriting with groove inspired production gives Jackson's music a unique sound that can be played at a party or enjoyed on a long drive. Jackson is a singer, guitarist, and aspiring producer. Jackson’s single “Calypso” has surpassed 1 million streams on Spotify and was number 4 on the United States Viral list for a day.
 
Jackson will perform at 7pm. Mariah’s performance begins at 7:30pm.

"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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KASH WRIGHT TRIO
$15.00
Saturday 7/27
6:00 pm
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“Classic jazz for the contemporary audience” has been the mantra for this band since its inception in 2010. Led by pianist/composer/arranger Prakash Wright, the trio focuses on original compositions and unique arrangements of jazz standards, hymns, and pop tunes by the likes of Prince, Sting, Stevie Wonder, and Michael Jackson. Bassist Mike Montgomery and drummer Bobby Beall round out this unique trio, whose fourth CD, Hymnology, Vol. II, is currently in postproduction.

Tonight the trio is joined by special guest Kevin Mittleman on guitar.

 


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JAM SESSION IN THE BAR
$0.00
Sunday 7/28
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.








MINOS THE SAINT
$15.00
Friday 8/02
6:00 pm
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Minos the Saint is a windswept charm assault, a romantic tornado of violins and accordions, French horns and trombones and guitar, the heart of the beast cast into the heavens as a sonic constellation. They are very good.

Since their inception in 2013, Minos the Saint has contracted to occupy intimate rooms and expanded to fill riotous halls, sharing bills with Phosphorescent, Wild Child, Brass Bed, Cardinal Sons, The Brad Walker Quintet, Crystal Bright & the Silver Hands, Mississippi Rail Co., Belle Adair, The Mercy Brothers, Rareluth, and others.

If one must grasp for comparisons, they are like Simon and Garfunkle at their most intricate amended to include Antonio Jobim and Philip Glass and Van Dyke Parks and maybe a wizard. A handsome wizard with a past and a future in your heart.

 


 "...the amazing edge-slicing chamber-chomping supergroup from Baton Rouge." - Andy Durta, SideBar Nola

“…their collaboration creatively blends their fluencies in regional, roots, jazz, blues and classical music in a way that is easily digested by many types of music fans.” – Jan Rasmey, OffBeat Magazine

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AN EVENING WITH TIME FOR A CHANGE JAZZ QUARTET
$15.00
Saturday 8/03
6:00 pm
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Playing Jazz Favorites, Swing, Showtunes, and songs from the “American Songbook”, Time for a Change is a hit wherever they perform.  Comprised of four of the finest jazz musicians in the Baltimore-Washington area, they bring you back to the days of Swing, Big Band and Bebop. From Sinatra to Charlie Parker, they are comfortable in all popular music from today and yesterday.  Leading the sound is Jim Voshell on the Tenor Saxophone.  Backing up his formidable technique is Larry Haavik on the piano and synthesizer, Mike Morris on drums and Bill Pachucki on the Upright Bass.  Larry Haavik and Jim Voshell sing as well.  There are many songs that they do which would not be complete without hearing the wonderful lyrics. Joining the band this evening is featured local guest vocalist, Joey Haavik.


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JAM SESSION IN THE BAR
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Sunday 8/04
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.








CALLA FUQUA IN "BEGIN AGAIN"
$10.00
Friday 8/09
6:00 pm
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Calla Fuqua is absolutely thrilled to be back at Germanos! She absolutely loves the stage. She will be singing a set of songs about change and new beginnings. Change can be beautiful, brutal, confusing. Change forces us to grow as people. Learn to embrace change with Calla’s amazing performance of contemporary musical theatre songs. 








BOVINE SOCIAL CLUB
$14.00
Saturday 8/10
6:00 pm
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Bovine Social Club has been lighting up audiences with their original music in listening rooms, famed coffee houses, theaters, and amphitheaters from Vermont to Virginia since 2012. Their unique blend of folk music is informed by Folk, Celtic, Old-time, Gospel, Alt-Country, and Bluegrass vocabularies. Formed on the banks of the Delaware River, the band’s rotating lineup of seasoned musicians backs the thoughtful lyrics of vocalist, philosopher, memoirist and former Franciscan brother, Samuel Saint Thomas.

Their debut CD, produced by Railroad Earth’s Tim Carbone, charted at #7 on both the Roots and Americana charts. BSC is one of the most highly respected Americana bands in the Northeast, sharing stages with some of the region’s finest talent. Their most recent release “Live at Mauch Chunk Opera House” was recorded at the legendary vaudeville venue in the historic town of Jim Thorpe, PA with their friends from Railroad Earth.


“BSC combines poetic mentality, deep grooves, A-list song writing, and a musical sense of humor that leaves you with that “what are they gonna do next good time feeling.”
Lenny Bloch, WCBS, New York, New York

“Bovine Social Club is Pure Americana. Led by Samuel Saint Thomas and his moonshine-weathered vocals, this homespun band of brothers sings of picnics and jamborees while wearing their Raybans proudly! They are country cool!”
Joltin’Joe Pszonek, Radio Nowhere
WMSC-FM, Upper Montclair, NJ

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JAM SESSION IN THE BAR
$0.00
Sunday 8/11
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.








JUSTIN DUENNE
$10.00
Tuesday 8/13
6:00 pm
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Justin Duenne is an Americana artist that can be described as Indiana Roots Music. The songs are meaningful representations of love lost and love gained in the pursuit of the harmony between the mystical and mundane. While originally from the Cincinnati, OH area, Justin Duenne now calls Indianapolis home. With influences like Neil YoungWillie Nelson, The Eagles, and Wilco, the sound tends to draw from traditional folk and country music with a contemporary bent. 

Instagram: instagram.com/justinduennemusic
Facebook: facebook.com/justinduennemusic
Twitter: twitter.com/justinduenne
Bandcamp: justinduennemusic.bandcamp.com
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/69UwJ89lFQ7kdvlfgwrZCF




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AN EVENING WITH GARY RUBIN AND BRENT HARDESTY
$15.00
Friday 8/16
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!








A SPECIAL EVENING WITH KIPYN MARTIN
$20.00
Saturday 8/17
6:00 pm
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Kipyn Martin is an emerging Indie Folk artist whose roots sink deep into the banks of the Shenandoah River. She plays festivals, concert halls, coffeehouses, and house concerts from New England to Texas. Accolades for Kipyn include multiple Gold Awards in the Mid-Atlantic Song Contest (most recently for "God Is Love" from her 2017 album release, Dance Across the Sky), as well as the honor of Washington Area Music Association's WAMMIE Award for New Artist of the Year. 2018 finds Kipyn writing and performing new music, and traveling to perform Joan & Joni: A Tribute to the Music of Joan Baez and Joni Mitchell with duo partner Allison Shapira.


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JAM SESSION IN THE BAR
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Sunday 8/18
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 WORTHY BROTHERS MUSIC GROUP
$20.00
Friday 8/23
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.








RIDGE RUNNERS PERFORM IN THE CABARET
$5.00
Saturday 8/24
6:00 pm
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Ridge Runners is a Baltimore-based Folk & Americana trio. Sisters Bekah, Grace, and Abigail offer tight 3-part harmony and eclectic instrumentation with covers including songs by Fleet Foxes, First Aid Kit, Mountain Man and more. The unique tones brought together in harmony create an effortless blend of voices, reflecting the diverse yet synchronized dynamic between sisters.


“Interesting band, fun sound.”

— JOSH HIGHFIELD, 2018

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JAM SESSION IN THE BAR
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Sunday 8/25
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.








"A NIGHT OF MUSIC WITH LAUREN AND SAM"
$12.00
Thursday 8/29
6:00 pm
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Lauren Tart and Sam Dixon reunite to create a lovely night of music. Join us as we perform some of the great classic jazz standards, and share our love of music with family and friends.








TONGUE IN CHEEK
$12.00
Friday 8/30
6:00 pm
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Banjos, Fiddles, Brass, Hot Jazz, Loose Men, and Clean Liquor. Tongue in Cheek Jazz Band is Baltimore's premier hot jazz band that honors both tradition and innovation in this classic music. From Rag Time to Big Band Swing to the Hot Jazz of 30's Paris, Tongue in Cheek is paving the way for Neo-Traditional American Jazz Music.


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JENNY WILSON TRIO
$10.00
Saturday 8/31
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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JAM SESSION IN THE BAR
$0.00
Sunday 9/01
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.








MARK NADLER IN "THE OLD RAZZLE DAZZLE: AN EVENING OF LIES, LYING & LIARS"
$20.00 - $30.00
Friday 9/06
6:00 pm
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Lying is all the rage these days but hasn’t it always been? Join internationally acclaimed neo- vaudevillian, Mark Nadler, as he sings, plays the piano, spins tall takes and literally tap dances around the truth!


“Mark Nadler, aka Mr. Show Business, is Danny Kaye freshly reincarnated as a hyperkinetic piano man visiting from vaudeville heaven...a comic spark plug touched with brilliance!”

Stephen Holden, The New York Times

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COLD SPRING JAZZ QUARTET IN "A JAUNT THROUGH JAZZ HISTORY"
$20.00
Saturday 9/07
6:00 pm
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Come with Cold Spring Jazz Quartet as they take a dynamic journey through the history of jazz. Tap your feet to the swing of Duke Ellington. Snap your fingers to bebop classics by Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, and Thelonious Monk. Groove to the hard bop music of Horace Silver and Charles Mingus. Take a trip to South America and relax with bossa nova, then swing your hips to some samba. Get moody with modal jazz by John Coltrane and Miles Davis. And then get up and shake your booty to some funk. Bandleader and vocalist Mark Osteen spices up these musical servings with amusing stories and historical introductions. From "'A' Train" to Coltrane, from Monk to funk—you’re sure to enjoy this trip!


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JAM SESSION IN THE BAR
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Sunday 9/08
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.








KEN BONFIELD
$20.00
Thursday 9/12
6:00 pm
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Fingerstyle Guitarist Ken Bonfield has performed throughout the United States for more than 20 years. Based in Gloucester, Massachusetts, Bonfield is a regular at guitar festivals, concert series, and acoustic venues across North America, and has released seven albums. His latest, Legacy, is a solo effort that focuses on harp and baritone guitars, with several new arrangements of original tunes Bonfield recorded on earlier albums.

Although he came out of the 1960’s folk tradition, Bonfield was closely associated with new-age music in the mid 90's. Today his sophisticated Americana compositions feature a solid dose of Celtic, jazz, and traditional folk influences that might best be described as American Baroque.

In his open-hearted, welcoming concerts, workshops and master classes, he shares new guitar dimensions and sonic explorations with his listeners. His compositions are performed with his unique "chamber ensemble" of handcrafted instruments ranging from baritone guitar to an 11-string harp guitar to a high-string guitar which Bonfield likens to a 6-string, Steel-String ukulele. 

Bonfield's work and calling is inspired by a deep love for the beauty, the sounds, and the craft of the acoustic guitar. Most of his compositions and arrangements utilize alternate tunings that extend the lower register of a standard guitar.

Bonfield has been a featured performer at some of the finest acoustic venues, coffee houses, music festivals, and guitar festivals in North America such as Club Passim, Eddie's Attic, Uncle Calvin's, Be Here Now, Acoustic Sounds Cafe, Kent State Folk Festival, Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, Montreal Guitar Festival, Newport Guitar Festival, and Healdsburg Guitar Festival, appearing with a wide range of icons and contemporary artists ranging from Arlo Guthrie to John Mayer, and includes songsmiths Garnet Rogers, Pierce Pettis, Dee Carstensen, Cosy Sheridan,and guitar legends Larry Corryell, Adrian Legg, Adam Miller, Ed Gerhard, Muriel Anderson, Stephen Bennett, Tim Sparks, Dakota Dave Hull, and countless others.


Ken Bonfield knocks me out. He plays with the two main ingredients I look for in a player; heart and passion. He's a player's player, and I'm a die hard fan. 

John Beland, Flying Burrito Bros.

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NATE NAJAR AND DANIELA SOLEDADE WITH BASSIST TOMMY CECIL
$20.00
Friday 9/13
6:00 pm
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Guitarist Nate Najar is emerging as one of this decade’s finest modern jazz exponents. He is a player who uses a distinctive technique to convey his artistic prowess- not 
many artists play acoustic classical guitar with right hand classical technique, yet it is the perfect choice for Najar’s comprehensive approach. Not restricted to single notes 
or chords, Nate seamlessly weaves melody, harmony and rhythmic freedom. The result is music that is swinging, emotional, inventive and interesting. Continuing to perform at 
major venues and festivals across the entire globe, Nate’s latest album, Under Paris Skies was released in 2018 on Woodward Avenue Records. Rick Andersen of the All Music Guide called Nate "one of the most consistently inter-
esting and stylish young guitarists on the jazz scene...."
2010 saw Najar release "Groove Me" on Woodward Avenue Records. A collaboration with Tony Award winning vocalist Melba Moore, "Groove Me" reached into the top 10 
of the Billboard Jazz chart. Nate's 2012 Candid Records release "Blues For Night People- The Nate Najar Trio Remembers Charlie Byrd" introduced him to the international 
stage, including performances at Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club and the London Jazz Festival. In 2014, Candid Records released Nate’s ”Aquarela Do Brasil," a collection of much loved Brazilian melodies, Jobim masterpieces and jazz tunes given the samba treatment. Continuing to perform at major venues and festivals across the entire globe, Nate’s latest album, Under Paris Skies was released in 2018 on Woodward Avenue Records.

Rick Andersen of the All Music Guide called Nate "one of the most consistently interesting and stylish young guitarists on the jazz scene…." Becky Byrd, wife of the late guitarist Charlie Byrd says it best: "There is no doubt that there is a piece of Charlie's soul in Nate's mind, heart and fingers. Get ready world, here comes Nate Najar!!!"

Born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, vocalist/guitarist Daniela Soledade grew up in a family of musicians with a direct line to the origins of Bossa Nova. Daniela’s grandfather was Paulo Soledade, who composed songs with legendary Brazilian artists Antonio Carlos Jobim, Vinicius de Moraes, Toquinho and Baden Powell. Her father, Paulinho Soledade is an artist and producer who learned guitar from Baden Powell himself and has worked with legends Ivan Lins and Gilberto Gil among others. As a child Daniela participated in studio recordings for Brazilian artists such as Xuxa and the band Oxgênios. At age 14, she placed first in the entrance exam to attend the prestigious Music Conservatory Villa Lobos. Daniela settled in the United States in 2003 and maintains a busy performing schedule. Her debut single, a riff on Marcos Valle’s Bossa Nova classic “So Nice (Summer Samba)” was released on April 5, 2019 and her full album, “A Moment of You” will be released September 6, 2019.


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A JAZZ ODYSSEY WITH THE TIM MURPHY TRIO AND PAUL TEIE
$20.00
Saturday 9/14
6:00 pm
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Long-time pianist for Rumba Club, Tim Murphy, and his trio team with singer Paul Teie for an international journey of the jazz world.  Beginning at home, you will enjoy fresh versions of jazz standards.  Then a quick trip across the pond will land us in France, where you will relish the lush Gallic ballads of Michel LeGrand.  Then on to the beaches of Rio, where you will sway to the sambas of Antonio Carlos Jobim, before returning home where you will experience new standards by such innovative contemporary voices as Elvis Costello and Sting.  This promises to be an eclectic and electric night of jazz from talented local artists.  








JAM SESSION IN THE BAR
$0.00
Sunday 9/15
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 9/18
6:00 pm
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Open Mic Night with Mary Reilly

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

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








ADAM SWANSON
$15.00
Thursday 9/19
6:00 pm
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Adam Swanson is one of the world’s foremost performers of vintage American popular music, including ragtime, early jazz, the Great American Songbook, and more. He holds a bachelor’s in classical piano and a master’s in musicology from the Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University. Although he is only twenty-six years old, Adam has been a featured performer and lecturer at ragtime and jazz festivals across the United States, and he is the only four-time winner of the World Championship Old-Time Piano Playing Contest. He made his New York debut in Carnegie Hall at the age of nineteen, where he performed with Michael Feinstein. Adam has performed at the Cinecon Classic Film Festival in Hollywood and the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., as well as in Hungary, Switzerland, and Australia. He has worked with such musicians as Toronto’s John Arpin, former rock star Ian Whitcomb, and legendary 1950s recording artist Johnny Maddox, who was one of Adam’s greatest influences. Adam frequently performs at the historic Strater Hotel where he makes his home in Durango, Colorado. 


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AN EVENING WITH SANDY AND RICHARD RICCARDI
$20.00
Friday 9/20
6:00 pm
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Sandy and Richard Riccardi. Rosie O'Donnell calls them "MY NEW FAVORITE SINGING SONGWRITING TEAM!!!" With over 50 million hits on social media, Sandy and Richard Riccardi promise to leave you laughing in the face of modern life and politics. Specialists in parody and hilarious originals, they have been retweeted by JK Rowling, called "Musical Genius" by the NY Times Magazine, and featured in the Washington Post Online. Greatest hits include "Boy From Mar-a-Lago", "Holiday Dinner Party", "Tiki Torch Nazis", "Elton Has An Organ", and "Oh Donny Boy".


For a hilarious and dangerous cabaret show, the Riccardis cannot be beat." NYC Cabaret Scenes Magazine June, 2018
"The cabaret duo of Sandy and Richard Riccardi are clearly two leaders of the Trump Resistance—Cabaret Division." Baltimore  Cabaret Scenes Magazine, June 2018



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IMPERFECT RELATIONSHIPS FEATURING MICHAEL SHEPPARD AND BECKY MOSSING
$20.00
Saturday 9/21
6:00 pm
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Becky and Michael take on delectable duets all about the state of affairs- the good, the bad, and the ugly as they sing through some of their favorite musical theatre pieces that weave stories about how imperfect relationships can be. 

 








VICTORIA VOX /JACK AND THE VOX
$20.00
Sunday 9/22
6:00 pm
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Traveling from their home in Southern California, Jack & the Vox return to Baltimore for one night, on their way to the CT Ukulele Festival and then Europe! The husband-wife-duo, met at the Berklee College of Music in 1998 (where they both studied Songwriting), but only recently married in 2016. Victoria Vox, who was a Baltimore resident for 11 years, is an award-winning songwriter known for toting her ukulele around the world at festivals, clubs, and performing house concerts. Jack has childhood roots to St. Louis, but grew up in California since a young teen. He currently is the leader of SoCal’s country-rock band, Feed the Kitty, and plays nearly 300 shows a year. Considering their individual touring schedules, catching them at a show together is a real treat. They perform mostly all original material, stemming from Victoria’s repertoire, but also other co-written songs (either by Jack & the Vox, or by other songwriter-friends). Jack’s tasteful guitar playing and backing vocals to Victoria’s pure voice and rhythmic ukulele playing is a perfect match. And how!  Visit them online at  jackandthevox.com orvictoriavox.com.  


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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.








AN INTIMATE EVENING OF CABARET WITH MARIAH BONNER
$20.00
Thursday 9/26
6:00 pm
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Mariah Bonner is a Baltimore born actress, singer and producer. She was classically trained at The Guildhall School of Music& Drama in London, and has appeared in films, television and theater productions in Los Angeles, London, Paris and New York. She is best known for her leading roles in John Hyams’ UNIVERSAL SOLDIER: DAY OF RECKONING and STARVE, directed by Griff Furst. 

Television credits include CSI, Rules of Engagement, Switched at Birth and Scorpion. 

On stage, Mariah has portrayed a variety of characters from Ariel in The Tempest to Alice in You Can't Take It With You and Camille in Charles Lundlum's Camille. 

Her producing credits include the short film ELISA, a television pilot entitled The Foreigners, and an original play, Breather, which premiered in 2017 at the Hollywood Fringe Festival. Mariah has acted in each of her own productions and won a Best Actress award for her role in ELISA from the Short Stop Film Festival. 

She is delighted to be home in Baltimore, and would like to especially thank her mother, Elizabeth, for encouraging her in her artistic pursuits.

"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 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.








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.  








ROGER SCHMELZER "AN INTIMATE EVENING"
$25.00
Saturday 10/12
6:00 pm
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Roger Schmelzer returns to Germano’s with his upbeat and uplifting take on the American Songbook, described as “a journey back to Old World New York Cabaret.” He is directedby Marilyn Maye. 

Since making a critically acclaimed NYC bow in 2017, Roger has continued to spread a musical message of sunny optimism and downright fun. In addition to debuts in Baltimore and Seattle, he recently appeared at Carnegie Hall in a tribute toJerome Kern sponsored by the Mabel Mercer Foundation.

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

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

Roger is Vice-Chair of the Great American Songbook Foundation founded by Michael Feinstein, is past board chair for The Cabaret in Indianapolis and raises money for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, the second largest funder of pediatric cancer research. By day, he serves as CEO of the National Conference of Insurance Guaranty Funds (NCIGF) with members in every state who protect insurance consumers in the rare circumstances when a property and casualty insurer fails.  Roger and his wife, Indianapolis actor Cindy Phillips have three grown children and a granddaughter!


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

“Roger is a singer with a charming and winning manner who has audiences in the palm of his hand.  Enjoy the kid glove treatment.” Sidney Meyer, Don’t Tell Mama, NYC 

 

“…a journey to Old World New York Cabaret...a master of the American Songbook” Arnaldo Inocentes, Artistic Director, Pacific Northwest Cabaret Association

 

“By the time he ended his set with “It’s a Miracle” the audience was in a cheerful mood, many dancing in their seats.” Michael Miyazaki, CabaretScenes

 

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

“…charming, quirky and original.” JASON GRAAE, cabaret artist
 
“Affable and engaging... the sincerity of his delivery and song choices reflect a personality marked by warmth and an empathetic attitude.” TOM ALVAREZ, The Indianapolis Examiner 

“The strength of "About Now" is the singer's overall likability factor and unpretentious way." ROB LESTER, Talkin’ Broadway 

 



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OPUS CONCERT THEATRE PRESENTS "NABUCCO"
$20.00
Sunday 10/13
12:00 pm
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Opus Concert Theatre proudly presents Giuseppe Verdi's masterpiece, Nabucco.  Direct from the Bible (587 BC books of Jeremiah & Daniel), Nabucco is the story of a leader (King of Babylon - Nebuchadnezzar)  who declares himself to be above the laws of God & Man. Nabucco reveals a love that crosses religious/racial boundaries, faces political lies, manipulations for power, enslavement of the Jews (minorities) and God's final judgement and justice.  Semi-Staged Concert Version, with soloists, chorus, sung in English and Italian.

1:45 hours run time + :15 intermission = 2 hours total

Cast:

Nabucco, King of Babylon - Peter Tomaszewski, baritone

Abigaille, supposedly his elder daughter - Jillian Finnamore, dramatic soprano

Fenena, his daughter - Diana Cantrelle, dramatic mezzo-soprano

Ismaele, nephew of the King of Jerusalem - , tenor

Zaccaria, High Priest of the Jews - John Scherch, bass

Anna, Zaccaria's sister - , lyric soprano

Abdallo, Babylonian soldier -  , tenor

High Priest of Bel - Tim Kjer, bass

Opus Concert Theatre Singer/Actors -People of Babylon, Hebrews, Soldiers

Jordan Randall Smith - Conductor

Aejin Kim/Ellen Suh - Concert Pianist

Full Germano’s PIATTINI menu served with brunch specials.

 


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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.  








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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OPUS CONCERT THEATRE PRESENTS "NABUCCO"
$20.00
Sunday 10/20
12:00 pm
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Opus Concert Theatre proudly presents Giuseppe Verdi's masterpiece, Nabucco.  Direct from the Bible (587 BC books of Jeremiah & Daniel), Nabucco is the story of a leader (King of Babylon - Nebuchadnezzar)  who declares himself to be above the laws of God & Man. Nabucco has a love story that crosses religious/racial boundaries, faces political lies, manipulations for power, enslavement of the Jews (minorities) and God's final judgement and justice.  Semi-Staged Concert Version, with soloists, chorus, sung in English and Italian.

1:45 hours run time + :15 intermission = 2 hours total

 

Cast:

Nabucco, King of Babylon - Albert Niedel, baritone

Abigaille, supposedly his elder daughter - Jillian Finnamore, dramatic soprano

Fenena, his daughter - Diana Cantrelle, dramatic mezzo-soprano

Ismaele, nephew of the King of Jerusalem - Keith Craig, tenor

Zaccaria, High Priest of the Jews - bass

Anna, Zaccaria's sister - Rachel Sitomer, lyric soprano

Abdallo, Babylonian soldier - tenor

High Priest of Bel - bass

Opus Concert Theatre Singer/Actors -People of Babylon, Hebrews, Soldiers

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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.








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
$20.00
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.”


"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.

 








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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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.








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
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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.  








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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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!        

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$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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THE ERIC BYRD TRIO TAKES ON A HOLIDAY CLASSIC
$20.00
Friday 12/06
6:00 pm
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Kick off your holiday celebrations with The Eric Byrd Trio in a live performance of the Vince Guaraldi masterpiece score, A Charlie Brown Christmas, complete with choral accompaniment during "Christmastime is Here".

Eric Byrd: Vocals & Piano
Bhagwan Khalsa: Bass
Alphonso Young, Jr: Drums








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 in Trio for a special holiday appearance, joined by two of her favorite local musicians on piano and bass. 

Photo credit: Dennis Guillaume 


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.  








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.








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.








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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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. 








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.