TRINA COLEMAN
$15.00
Friday 7/20
6:00 pm
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Sojourne's Trina Coleman is back with her first entirely solo show at Germano's. The soul singer's classical training and biracial background weave into a fresh, powerful sound pulsing with a heartfelt narrative. Her voice and original songs evoke the sounds of Alicia Keys and Regina Spektor. Trina, a native of Philadelphia and Baltimore, is touring back in the US while she and her family currently reside in Oslo, Norway. She looks forward to sharing new songs birthed from her time overseas with musings on culture, inviting change after pain, and love that's been lived in.

Trina is a Baker Artist Award winner and Bernard Ebb Songwriting Award Finalist. Her music  has been described as Baltimore Magazine as "smooth, sophisticated jazz/funk." With her band Sojourne Trina has performed at Allentown JazzFest, AMP by Strathmore, Bethesda Blues and Jazz Club, Creative Alliance, Philadelphia's Award-Winning Andrea Clearfield Salon, Artscape Festival, SoFar Sounds Oslo, Melodica Fest Oslo, opened for Grammy Winner Cory Henry at The 8x10, live on National Public Radio’s WYPR 88.1 FM.


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AN EVENING WITH SPENSER CHARLES
$15.00
Saturday 7/21
6:00 pm
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Jazz pianist and composer Spenser Charles returns to Germano’s with his trio for an exciting night of original music and old standards. Studying piano since the age of 7, Spenser has won many awards recognizing his playing and compositions. Spenser's mature musical style is heavily influenced by contemporary artists such as Ahmad Jamal and Robert Glasper. His compositions demonstrate a soulful piano trio style, evoking complex harmonic movement that emotionally connects with his audience. His solos are sensitive and thoughtful, though he is not afraid to showcase his abundant technique. A graduate of the Peabody Preparatory Jazz Academy, Spenser is currently pursuing a B.M. at Northwestern University, studying under members of the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra. 


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AN EVENING WITH ADAM SWANSON
$15.00
Monday 7/23
6:00 pm
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Adam Swanson is one of the world’s foremost performers of vintage American popular music, including ragtime, early jazz, the Great American Songbook, and more. He holds a bachelor’s in classical piano and a master’s in musicology from the Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University. Although he is only twenty-six years old, Adam has been a featured performer and lecturer at ragtime and jazz festivals across the United States, and he is the only four-time winner of the World Championship Old-Time Piano Playing Contest. He made his New York debut in Carnegie Hall at the age of nineteen, where he performed with Michael Feinstein. Adam has performed at the Cinecon Classic Film Festival in Hollywood and the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., as well as in Hungary and Switzerland. He has worked with such musicians as Toronto’s John Arpin, former rock star Ian Whitcomb, and legendary 1950s recording artist Johnny Maddox, who is one of Adam’s greatest influences. Adam performs every summer at the historic Strater Hotel in Durango, Colorado.


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DARLA JEAN AND THE SOMETHIN' OR OTHERS
$10.00
Friday 7/27
6:00 pm
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Baltimore-based acoustic band, Darla Jean and the Somethin' or Others is a 5-piece ensemble founded in 2010, playing old timey music (think 'O Brother Where Art Thou') with some traditional bluegrass, blues, Americana, and original songs thrown in for good measure. Known for their tight harmonies and audience interaction, the band’s unique and diverse repertoire ranges from The Carter Family to Old Crow Medicine Show. Besides their bi-weekly residency at the Fells PointFarmer’s Market, they’ve played countless festivals, benefits, weddings and hoedowns in the region and are guaranteed to bring a foot-tapping smile to your face!

Darla Jean and the Somethin’ or Others are:

Darla Jean German – Fiddle, Mandolin, Vocals

Bill “Lump” Sutherland – Upright Bass, Vocals

Jason Laing – Guitar, Vocals

Howie Ehrenfeld – Harmonica, Vocals

Rick Samuel – Banjo, Vocals 








THE BLUE EYED BETTYS
$10.00
Sunday 7/29
6:00 pm
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With Daniel Emond on banjo, Sarah Hund on fiddle, and Ben Mackel on guitar, The Blue Eyed Bettys delight with their folky-bluegrass sound. But what always seems to grab audiences immediately are their powerful vocals in three part harmony. Playing a mix of originals and covers, they put their own Betty twist on songs by a diverse array of artists such The BeatlesFleetwood MacSam CookeFiona Apple, and The Wu-Tang Clan.  

All actors by trade, The Blue Eyed Bettys met while doing a new play together at the Florida Studio Theatre in Sarasota, FL. They are singers and storytellers first; therein lies their ability to turn boisterous bars into attentive listening rooms and sleepy pubs into raucous parties as they weave stories with their exuberant performances.  They have played venues and festivals throughout the U.S., including Lincoln Center NYC and the Ocrafolk Festival.  


The Blue Eyed Bettys are easily the most exciting Americana act to hit Sarasota in the past year.... Their sweet harmonies drive smart originals and judiciously chosen covers." - Wade Tatangelo, Sarasota Herald-Tribune

 

"The Blue Eyed Bettys lit up the stage... with a mix of tunes that was part traditional and mostly innovative. And it was damn good." - Doug Thompson, Blue Ridge Muse

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THE HOT CLUB OF BALTIMORE WITH ALEXIS TANTAU
$20.00
Friday 8/03
6:00 pm
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The Hot Club of Baltimore, featuring guitarist Michael Joseph Harris, is the premier gypsy jazz group of the region specializing in the vast repertoire of vintage jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt including early swing, musette waltzes, show tunes, be bop, and French standards from the 30's and 40's.  The band includes Sami Arefin on rhythm guitar, Shawn Simon on bass, Todd Simon on piano and Matt Andrews on violin.  They will be joined by the beautiful young chanteuse Alexis Tantau who will beguile you with her authentic treatment of songs from Edith Piaf to Ella Fitzgerald. Tickets will go fast for this special night, so book yours well in advance! 


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MICHAEL A. BROWN, SR. IN "SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY"
$15.00
Saturday 8/04
6:00 pm
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Michael A. Brown, Sr. is a very versatile artist; a former student of the late Joseph Eubanks and the late Ruby Glover. Trained in both classical and jazz techniques, his repertoire includes Rhythm & Blues, Standards, Contemporary Christian and Jazz. He provides entertainment to local retirement communities and supper clubs in Baltimore. Songs such as I Left My Heart in San Francisco, Unforgettable, Fly Me to The Moon, Georgia and Love Ballad are among many of his favorites. Currently, he performs over 75 songs from the styles of Ray CharlesTony Bennett and Lou Rawls and many others. Michael’s music takes music lovers on a Sentimental Journey across diverse genres.  




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BLOCKBUSTERS OF THE 80'S: A MUSICAL THEATER CABARET
$10.00
Tuesday 8/07
6:00 pm
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Join the AACC Musical Theatre Ensemble, led by Doug Byerly, in a beautiful retrospective of the greatest musicals of the 1980’s including excerpts from 42nd Street, Les Miserables, Phantom, Cats, Nine, Evita, and Into the Woods.








MARKIA NICOLE SMITH PRESENTS "THE WOMEN OF SONDHEIM"
$15.00
Thursday 8/09
6:00 pm
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Join Markia Nicole Smith as she makes her return to Germano’s! The evening will be a celebration of the complexities of Womanhood through the use of Stephen Sondheim’s brilliant compositions. It’s sure to be a night chalked full of  joy, laughter and maybe even a few tears along the way. There will also be a few special guests; so you don’t want to miss this! Accompanied by The Sterling Gray on the baby grand.








TWO FOR A SONG
$15.00
Friday 8/10
6:00 pm
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Two for a Song - Doug Bowles and Alex Hassan - are back at their favorite cabaret room! Come join the boys for an evening featuring songs made famous by the crooner Dick Powell (Think DAMES, FORTY SECOND STREET); Baltimore¹s own Eubie Blake and well-known and
lesser-known Song writers of the 1920s and 30s make up the set list.  Songs and stories, jokes and moving tales mixed with virtuoso performances by the duo will make  for an unforgettable evening.  Doug and Al and have performed all around the US, UK and Europe and have been featured on BBC International and NPR International radio.
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KINGS OF CROWNSVILLE
$10.00 - $15.00
Saturday 8/11
6:00 pm
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Annapolis-based act Kings of Crownsville are a roots Rock band with a New Orleans flavor. The brainchild of New Orleans-raised guitarist/singer/songwriterSteve Johnson, the Kings play a rollicking, entertaining set that stirs Americana, Blues, and Jazz into the mix.

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

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


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

 

Stephen Perraud. The Live Wire. June 2011

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AN EVENING WITH GARY RUBIN AND BRENT HARDESTY
$15.00
Friday 8/17
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!








MARCUS DAGAN SINGS "SONGS IN THE KEY OF LOVE"
$15.00
Wednesday 8/22
6:00 pm
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Baltimore’s favorite troubadour returns to the piano with a new cabaret certain to make your heart sing!


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LIONEL D. LYLES II
$15.00
Friday 8/24
6:00 pm
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Lionel D. Lyles II was born in Boulder, Colorado. He majored in music education while at Morgan State University. The Lionel Lyles Quintet recorded it’s first studio project in 2006, “The Lionel Lyles Quintet: The September Sessions”. Soon after, Lionel enrolled at North Carolina Central University to pursue a Master of Music in Jazz Studies Saxophone Performance. While at NCCU, he had the opportunity to study with great jazz icons such as Branford Marsalis, Joey Calderazzo, Jimmy Heath, Roy Hargrove, Brian Horton, and Dr. Ira Wiggins. The ensemble has two albums to date. “The Lionel Lyles Quintet: The September Sessions”(2006) and “The Lionel Lyles Quintet: At The Precipice”(2014). Pick up yours today. www.LLQmusic.com. In 2015 Lionel won a JAZZY for best jazz tenor. In 2016, Lionel won best New Jazz Tenor player, and Best Performing Artist across all genres. All given by the Washington City Paper. 


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CLAUDE BOURBON: MEDIEVAL AND SPANISH BLUES
$15.00
Thursday 9/06
6:00 pm
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Ready for a unique and talented take on a wide range of musical traditions? Claude Bourbon is known throughout Europe and America for amazing guitar performances that take blues, Spanish, and Middle Eastern stylings into uncharted territories. 

Claude’s inimitable style incorporates all five digits on each hand dancing independently but in unison, plucking, picking and strumming at such speed and precision that his fingers often seem to melt into a blur.  Tonight’s performance will take us from the Balearic’s to the Balkans, and then across to the Mississippi Delta.


“Never heard anyone get that much beautiful sound out of a J-45”, Bob, Tucson, AZ

“A breathtaking acoustic fusion of blues, jazz, folk, classical and Spanish guitar from a stunning guitar virtuoso…”Altadena News, USA”

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CARLO AONZO TRIO: "MANDOLITALY"
$20.00
Friday 9/07
7:00 pm
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Italian Evergreens

The band, led by the world famous Italian mandolin player and scholar Carlo Aonzo, presents a very interesting repertoire of Italian musics, chosen among the evergreens of the Italian national tradition, arranged with the unique personal ‘Carlo Aonzo Trio’ style. The Trio, featuring Carlo Aonzo on the Italian mandolin, Lorenzo Piccone on the guitar and Luciano Puppo on the double bass, made a real trip around the world musical genres last year with the release of their first album “A Mandolin Journey”. This work celebrates the Mandolin as icon of the Italian culture in the world following its evolution through centuries and continents and was presented during a very intense musical tour through many Italian towns and the United States where it was warmly welcomed by both audience and critics. The new project focuses now on the roots of the Italian music enriched by the flavor and uniqueness of the Carlo Aonzo Trio sound: swing, jazz, elaborated rhythms strongly influenced by North and South American elements interact here with classical, folk music and movie soundtracks The show is completed by stories and anecdotes, introducing the different musical pieces in a very lively and capturing atmosphere.

This is the official kickoff event of the Little Italy Madonnari Arts Festival 2018!  Doors open at 7 for pre-show dining and show begins at 8.


“Il mandolino ha spesso viaggiato in terza classe per mari e continenti, dentro valigie di cartone; ha visto terre sconosciute e ovunque sia approdato ha preso dimora e si è intelligentemente integrato con la cultura locale. Ne è conferma il fatto che lo strumento abbia aspetto e accordature diverse a seconda delle realtà in cui si è stabilito”. Carlo Aonzo

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CARL GRUBBS JAZZ 4TET/STEPPING AROUND THE GIANT: A TRIBUTE TO JOHN COLTRANE
$10.00 - $20.00
Saturday 9/08
7:00 pm
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Enjoy bebop at its finest as international recording artist and local jazz legend Carl Grubbs performs Stepping Around the Giant: Tribute To John Coltrane. Jazz saxophonist Carl Grubbs has toured with his ensemble in major cities world wide. Early in his career, he received extensive training from one of the music world’s greatest legends in jazz, John Coltrane.

Mr. Grubbs is a former member of the Julius Hemphill Saxophone Sextet.  This group toured the U.S. and Europe performing two productions: Hemphill’s Long Tongues: A Saxophone Opera and Bill T. Jones/Arne Zane Production: Last Supper at Uncle Tom’s Cabin: The Promised Land

Mr. Grubbs was a guest soloist at the Philadelphia performance of Reggie Workman’s project, African Brass, A Tribute to John Coltrane. He has performed with Odean Pope’s Saxophone Choir at the Blue Note in New York City. The Philadelphia Jazz Project (The Painted Bride) commissioned a new arrangement of his composition “In My Youth” for jazz/string ensemble for inclusion in its annual “Frosty 2” event. 

Mr. Grubbs has received numerous awards in recognition of his work. He has twice been the recipient of the MSAC Traditions award as a jazz master, working with apprentices to pass on the traditions of improvised jazz music. His organization, Contemporary Arts Inc. received a 2009 MSAC Traditions Project grant that culminated in his collaboration with Lafayette Gilchrist in a CD of the music of Marylanders who made significant contributions to the art form of jazz. In 2009, Mr. Grubbs received the Mary Sawyers Baker Award from the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance and William G. Baker, Jr. Memorial Fund. In 2014, he was awarded a Rubys Project Grant from the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance, founded by the Deutsch Foundation. His Rubys Project Grant enabled him to revise and expand his original work, The Inner Harbor Suite Revisited: A Tribute to Baltimore for Jazz/String Ensemble.


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SIMON BROTHERS JAZZ BRUNCH
$12.00
Sunday 9/09
12:00 pm
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Todd and Shawn Simon are multi-talented musicians from Dover, DE who followed in their father's footsteps - Dale "Rocky" Simon (Dad) founded the oldies show-band sensation The Fabulous Hubcaps. Todd (piano/sax/vocals) served in the Naval Academy Band after finishing his Peabody degree; Shawn (bass/trumpet/guitar) earned his master's at Towson following undergrad at East Carolina University. Both are accomplished freelancers in the Baltimore/D.C. area who love to introduce variety to their shows - you'll likely hear everything from jazz standards, Motown, Disney favorites, and Beatles tunes in any given set.

After brunch, enjoy the art at the Little Italy Madonnari Arts Festival, Baltimore’s International chalk festival.


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THE APPLE SCRUFFS: 1969 BEATLES ROOFTOP CONCERT REVISITED
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Sunday 9/09
5:00 pm
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With a dedication to accurately reproducing the music of The Beatles, The Apple Scruffs perform shows that allow audiences to re-discover the fab four's repertoire all over again.  As a quintet, they are able to reproduce songs from The Beatles' later "Studio Years" such as "Strawberry Fields" "I Am the Walrus" and the entire Abbey Road album to name a few.  No costumes, no wigs, just the music that changed the world.

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








FRANK VIGNOLA, VINNY RANIOLO AND GUY MAZZAROPPI: THE HOT JAZZ GUITAR TRIO
$25.00 - $35.00
Monday 9/10
6:00 pm
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With nearly 1,000 engagements in the four years they’ve been performing as a duo,acoustic guitarists Frank Vignola and Vinny Raniolo have become one of the most popular and sought-after duos on the international music scene. Their dynamic genre-spanning music has brought them to 14 countries on three continents performing in some of the world’s most illustrious venues, including the Sydney Opera House in Australia, The Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco, New York’s Lincoln Center and the world’s oldest indoor concert hall, Teatro Olimpico in Vicenza, Italy. Often featured on National Public Radio, Frank and Vinny have also become familiar figures on Public Television. Previously featured on three popular shows including the heavily programmed Tommy Emmanuel and Friends, Frank and Vinny’s own PBS special, Four Generations of Guitars premiered in 2014. There is very little improvisation, but a sense of spontaneity, imagination and virtuosity that are hallmarks of jazz are fully present in all of Frank Vignola’s performances.  A typical performance will take the audience on a breathtaking whirlwind tour of musical history. Bach, Mozart and Beethoven will be freely mixed with Ellington and Waller, blended with Gershwin and Carmichael, peppered with Bob Marley, Led Zeppelin, Sting and Lennon/McCartney and spiced with Rodrigo and Lecuona. Tonight, with special guest Guy Mazzaroppi on bass, they are the Frank Vignola Hot Jazz GuitarTrio.

"How versatile is Frank Vignola? He's collaborated with Lionel Hampton and Madonna, covers Mozart and Black Sabbath on the same record and is one of Les Paul's favorite guitarists." - Joan Anderman, Boston Globe 

"Guitar virtuosity at its highest level- a must hear!" djangoblog.com

 


"There is little in this world so awe-inspiring as witnessing total mastery of a musical instrument. Like seeing Yo-Yo Ma play the cello or Placido Domingo belt out an aria - sometimes a performer's perfection can elevate a piece of music to heights beyond the realm of imagination. By all accounts, Frank Vignola conjures just that sort of magic with his acoustic guitar." 

 Matt Cauthron - Intermission Magazine

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THE ENCOUNTER
$20.00
Friday 9/14
6:00 pm
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The Encounter is the Baltimore-based stage magic team of Annie Montone and Brian Kehoe, who are delighted to have been performing together since 2015.  The Encounter is vintage-inspired, upscale magic with a narrative twist.  Brian and Annie seek to promote teamwork, empowerment, and gender equality in stage magic, and to spread the joy they take in working with one another to their audiences.  They are also the founders of the Baltimore Academy of Magic, a school for aspiring magicians.  


“I was fooled, as were others, judging by the gasps”  (Cassandra Miller for City Paper)

“...holds up well to the sort of stuff featured in that overblown show 'The Illusionists' at the Hippodrome last season.” (Tim Smith for The Baltimore Sun)

“A highlight...is their chemistry onstage...a beautiful duet between the both of them.” (Jason Crawford Samios-Uy for Backstage Baltimore)

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BILL TOMS AND HARD RAIN: GOOD FOR MY SOUL TOUR 2018
$25.00
Saturday 9/15
6:00 pm
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We are pleased to present  Bill Toms, whose performances have become legendary in sheer power and passion. Rock and roll, soul, blues, and gospel so deep the earth moves, and the walls begin shakin’ as Bill Toms and his band start the train rollin’. American music never sounded so good.

He joined Pittsburgh’s legendary band, Joe Grushecky and The Houserockers, as lead guitarist in 1987. The band’s meteoric rise into the professional music scene enabled Bill to tour the United States and Europe repeatedly. While with Joe Grushecky and the Houserockers he opened for and played with a long and impressive list of notables, such as The Band, Bob DylanBruce SpringsteenLittle Feat and Stevie Ray Vaughn. During his 20 years of playing guitar, co-writing, and singing back-up vocals for the Houserockers, Toms recorded six studio albums and one live concert album. In 1995, the acclaimed CD, “American Babylon,” was recorded and produced by Bruce Springsteen.

Bill Toms’ performances have taken him all over the United States and Europe. In addition to his previous seven studio CD's, one “Live” CD, and single EP, his latest record, the Will Kimbrough produced, “Deep In The Shadows” was released to international critical acclaim in 2015, and his newest album “Good For My Soul” (also produced by Kimbrough) is slated for release this Fall.


“Bill Toms is a poet, a soul-shouter and guitar slinger with one foot in the gutter and an eye on the heavens above. And man, does he front a great rock n' soul band!”
- Will Kimbrough

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

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

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








AN EVENING WITH ADAM SWANSON
$15.00
Thursday 9/20
6:00 pm
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Adam Swanson is one of the world’s foremost performers of vintage American popular music, including ragtime, early jazz, the Great American Songbook, and more. He holds a bachelor’s in classical piano and a master’s in musicology from the Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University. Although he is only twenty-six years old, Adam has been a featured performer and lecturer at ragtime and jazz festivals across the United States, and he is the only four-time winner of the World Championship Old-Time Piano Playing Contest. He made his New York debut in Carnegie Hall at the age of nineteen, where he performed with Michael Feinstein. Adam has performed at the Cinecon Classic Film Festival in Hollywood and the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., as well as in Hungary and Switzerland. He has worked with such musicians as Toronto’s John Arpin, former rock star Ian Whitcomb, and legendary 1950s recording artist Johnny Maddox, who is one of Adam’s greatest influences. Adam performs every summer at the historic Strater Hotel in Durango, Colorado.


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

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


“Oh, simply meant for Kings and Queens,

Don't you ask me what it means,

I just love that Hitchy-koo,

Hitchy-koo, Hitchy-koo!”

 







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








AN EVENING WITH TIME FOR A CHANGE JAZZ QUARTET
$10.00
Saturday 9/29
6:00 pm
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Playing Jazz Favorites, Swing, Showtunes, and songs from the “American Songbook”, Time for a Change is a hit wherever they perform.  Comprised of four of the finest jazz musicians in the Baltimore-Washington area, they bring you back to the days of Swing, Big Band and Bebop. From Sinatra to Charlie Parker, they are comfortable in all popular music from today and yesterday.  Leading the sound is Jim Voshell on the Tenor Saxophone.  Backing up his formidable technique is Larry Haavik on the piano and synthesizer, Mike Morris on drums and Bill Pachucki on the Upright Bass.  Larry Haavik and Jim Voshell sing as well.  There are many songs that they do which would not be complete without hearing the wonderful lyrics. Joining the band this evening is featured local guest vocalist, Joey Haavik.


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"THE BEST OF HAMILTON" BY ELLEN KATZ, BROADWAY EDUTAINER AND VOCALIST
$20.00
Monday 10/01
6:00 pm
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LET ELLEN KATZ DAZZLE YOU WITH THE SHEER BRILLIANCE OF “HAMILTON”.

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

ATTEND BOTH SESSIONS!

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

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

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

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

HAMILTON SING A LONG!

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

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2018  BRUNCH AT NOON








JULIE KURZAVA AND DIANE KINSLEY IN "SITTIN' ON A RAINBOW"
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Friday 10/05
6:00 pm
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Through the endless optimism of the 20s and the deep depression of the 30’s, George and Ira Gershwin’s songs captivated America. George’s energetic, colorful tunes combined with Ira’s breezy wit, set the standard for popular music as the day. Not only were they icons themselves, but they were hugely influential among their peers on Broadway and in Hollywood. 

Singer Julie Kurzava and pianist Diane Kinsley go back to that time, presenting standards and lesser known songs by George & Ira Gershwin, plus a few from their friends and contemporaries, including Jerome Kern, Harold Arlen, Jerome Kern & Cole Porter. Julie Kurzava brings her whimsical style, combined with Ira Gershwins breezy wit – a combination that is just “S’wonderful”. 








LAURETTE HANKINS-O'CONNELL IN "BODACIOUS BROAD(WAY)"
$20.00
Saturday 10/06
6:00 pm
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The irrepressible Laurette Hankins-O’Connell debuts her new cabaret, Bodacious Broad(way), an exuberant and occasionally irreverent salute to a wide array ofBroadway musicals of the 20th century. This upbeat“backstage tour” includes both bodacious and poignant songs, cherry- picked from more than five decades of Broadway’s best. Buckle your seatbelt and enjoy the ridewith Laurette and terrific pianist Nick Zurowski!


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







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

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

ATTEND BOTH SESSIONS!

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

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

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

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

HAMILTON SING A LONG!

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

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2018  BRUNCH AT NOON








AN EVENING WITH THE COLD SPRING JAZZ QUARTET
$20.00
Friday 10/12
6:00 pm
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For twenty years Cold Spring Jazz Quartet has been treating Baltimore-Washington audiences to their signature blend of current, classic and cool jazz. The performances are top notich musically and enhanced by insightful and informative introductions by Mark Osteen. 

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


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STONE HILL ALL-STARS
$8.00 - $10.00
Saturday 10/13
6:00 pm
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Songwriter and guitarist Paul Margolis and accordionist John Shock have been playing music together for almost 30 years. Starting with Shock’s band Two Legs, then The Polkats, and now with The Stone Hill All-Stars, they have been at the helm of some of the best roots-rock bands in Baltimore.  Their blend of cajun-flavored polka lies somewhere between Ry Cooder, Los Lobos, and The Pogues—plus polka. They swashbuckled through a dozen different kinds of traditional music all while retaining a distinct Baltimore flavor. The Stone Hill All-Stars, Margolis’s and Shock’s most recent band, is the quintessential Baltimore band and Margolis is one of the city’s smartest songwriters.

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


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

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OPEN MIC NIGHT WITH MARY REILLY
$10.00
Wednesday 10/17
6:00 pm
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Open Mic Night with Mary Reilly

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

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








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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

 

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

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


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AN EVENING OF ECLECTIC SONGS WITH CHARISMA WOOTEN
$20.00
Saturday 10/20
6:00 pm
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Charisma Wooten’s most endearing characteristic is a deep respect for the cabaret performing tradition and her desire to share it with her audience.  In this concert she [pays] tribute to icons such as Mabel Mercer, Billie Holiday, Eartha Kitt, and Josephine Baker.  Indeed, the highlight of the evening [is] “I Can’t Give You Anything But Love” in the style of Rose Murphy (The Chee Chee Girl) and Louis Armstrong.

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

Michael Miyazaki, Cabaret Scenes Magazine 

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


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

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

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

ATTEND BOTH SESSIONS!

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

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

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

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

HAMILTON SING A LONG

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

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2018  BRUNCH AT NOON








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

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

 

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

The exceptional musicians of the Glenn Angus Jazz Quartet:

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

 




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


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

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

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



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

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

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


 

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

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

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

ATTEND BOTH SESSIONS!

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

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

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

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

HAMILTON SING A LONG

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

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2018  BRUNCH AT NOON








LARRY BROWN QUARTET
$20.00
Saturday 11/03
6:00 pm
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Pianist Larry Brown leads one of the most accomplished straight-ahead jazz groups in the Mid-Atlantic area.

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

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

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

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


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

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








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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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



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

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

ATTEND BOTH SESSIONS!

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

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

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

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

HAMILTON SING A LONG!

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

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2018  BRUNCH AT NOON








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

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

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


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








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








OPEN MIC NIGHT WITH MARY REILLY
$10.00
Wednesday 11/21
6:00 pm
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Open Mic Night with Mary Reilly

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

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








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








KINGS OF CROWNSVILLE
$10.00 - $15.00
Saturday 12/08
6:00 pm
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Annapolis-based act Kings of Crownsville are a roots Rock band with a New Orleans flavor. The brainchild of New Orleans-raised guitarist/singer/songwriterSteve Johnson, the Kings play a rollicking, entertaining set that stirs Americana, Blues, and Jazz into the mix.

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

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


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

 

Stephen Perraud. The Live Wire. June 2011

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

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

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

 




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RENEE COLLINS GEORGES PRESENTS "SONGS OF THE SEASON"
$10.00 - $20.00
Saturday 12/15
6:00 pm
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International vocalist, Renée Georges sings a variety of songs of the season:  arrangements of jazz, popular tunes and holiday favorites to help you get cozy in the wonderful setting of the Cabaret Room. Melt away those winter blues and let your heart be warmed this December with song. Renee will be joined by a fantastic trio of musicians. As, one of the last Raelettes to sing and tour with the legendary Ray Charles, Vocalist, Renée Collins Georges  is quietly emerging as a lead vocalist. She recently performed with Diane Schuur in a group setting and as a soloist at the Rose Theater, NYC, in a tribute show to the genius of Soul, called The Ray Charles Songbook.


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

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

Brunch seating at noon.  Performance begins at 1pm.


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

Celebrate the season like a true Balti-moron. 

 








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

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

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








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








CELEBRATE NEW YEAR'S EVE WITH THE APPLE SCRUFFS: THE BEATLES "UNPLUGGED"
$25.00
Monday 12/31
6:00 pm
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With a dedication to accurately reproducing the music of The Beatles, The Apple Scruffs perform shows that allow audiences to re-discover the fab four's repertoire all over again.  As a quintet, they are able to reproduce songs from The Beatles' later "Studio Years" such as "Strawberry Fields" "I Am the Walrus" and the entire Abbey Road album to name a few.  No costumes, no wigs, just the music that changed the world.

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

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








AN EVENING WITH THE KEN AND BRAD KOLODNER QUARTET
$20.00
Saturday 2/09
6:00 pm
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The dynamic father-son team Ken & Brad Kolodner weave together a captivating soundscape on hammered dulcimer, banjo, gourd banjo, hammered mbira, fiddles and vocals pushing the boundaries of the American Old-Time tradition into uncharted territory. The repertoire is largely drawn from what is known today by practitioners of “old-time” which is a style of North American music that preceded Bluegrass, dating back several centuries with strong African and Celtic roots. In addition to originals written in the style, expect some surprises! For the past year, the duo has performed regularly as a quartet with fiddler, guitarist and vocalist Rachel Eddy (The Early Mays), formerly of Uncle Earl, and bassist Alex Lacquement (The Bumper Jacksons, Charm City Junction). In early 2017, Ken & Brad released their first recording as a quartet: The Swift House which charted in the top ten on the Folk Music Charts. Together, they infuse their own brand of driving, innovative, tasteful and unique interpretations of traditional and original Old-Time tunes and songs with a “creative curiosity that lets all listeners know that a passion for traditional music yet thrives in every generation.”

 

Regarded as one of the most influential hammered dulcimer players and Old-Time fiddlers in North America, Baltimore’s Ken Kolodner (Helicon) joined forces in 2009 with his son Brad Kolodner (also Charm City Junction), one of the best practitioners of the clawhammer banjo world and a super fiddler as well. Rachel Eddy hails from West Virginia, where she grew up steeped in Appalachian music and dance. After learning fiddle from her father she graduated to guitar and banjo, and now works full-time teaching and performing Oldtime music around the world.  Rachel's multi-instrumental talents and soulful singing bring an energy to the stage you don't want to miss! One of the go-to bassists in the mid-Atlantic, Alex Lacquement locks it all together with his tasteful choices. In early 2016, The Ken & Brad Kolodner Quartet debuted at Germano's with their very first performance as a quartet.


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OCCIDENTAL GYPSY
$20.00
Sunday 2/24
6:00 pm
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Occidental Gypsy has an original approach to Gypsy Jazz that pays homage to Django Reinhardt and expands the genre to include elements of western (Occidental) sounds, including blues, Klezmer and Latin. The acoustic quintet features prodigy Eli Bishop on violin, who performs regularly at Jazz at Lincoln Center. Bishop enthralls audiences as the current Guinness Book of World Records fastest clapper, and is also featured in their new song “Messalina, Lover Lamb.”    The compositions in the band’s latest CD 44070 include musical journeys both complex and danceable. Most notable among them are “Vrba” and “Children’s March,” both of which are human rights-themed instrumental pieces considered masterful reinterpretations of Hot Club Jazz by fans. Occidental Gypsy’s lyrical songs like “Gypsy Blues” and classic tunes like “Over the Rainbow” have a catchy vibe and fresh approach. Musician David Bromberg says of Occidental Gypsy, “these guys have great singing, fantastic guitar and violin work, and high energy originals that leave the crowd crazy. An awesome band.”   

Occidental Gypsy has played over 200 concerts in 30 states including; Djangofest in Seattle, Mill Valley California and Las Vegas; Rhythm & Roots Festival; Falcon Ridge Folk Festival; The Green Mill in Chicago; The Old Town School in Chicago; Nighttown in Cleveland; The Triple Door in Seattle; World Café Live in Philadelphia and Wilmington; The Ark in Ann Arbor; and The Jazz Kitchen in Indianapolis and many more.  The band’s performances have so much energy, they’ve often been heralded as 'rock stars with acoustic guitars.' Their vibrant playing, original approach and expert musicianship is also now gaining them new attention overseas.

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Brett Feldman: lead guitar

Eli Bishop: violin, strings

Jeremy Frantz: lead vocals & rhythm guitar

Jeff Feldman: bass

Jon Chapman: percussion


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CHARISMA WOOTEN IN "A NIGHT WITH JACKIE MOMS MABLEY"
$20.00
Saturday 3/23
6:00 pm
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A Night With Jackie Moms Mabley is an evening of zingers about everything from sexuality to racism. This Helen Hayes nominated play for the Charles MacArthur Award for Outstanding New Play is delivered with political correctness and filled with fun and laughter as only Charisma can! 

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

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




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A SPECIAL EVENING WITH HOLLAND & COOTS
$20.00
Saturday 5/18
6:00 pm
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Exciting, exhilarating, and extemporaneous is probably the best (and most alliterative) way to describe the jazz duo of Holland & Coots.  Brian Holland and Danny Coots began performing together in 2010 after spending decades individually on the jazz and ragtime circuits honing their skills on piano and drums, respectively.  Since joining forces, they’ve been on a mission to introduce audiences all over the world to their style of music and fun.  With a delightful mix of jazz, blues, stride, boogie, pop, and ragtime, Holland & Coots have created something for every taste.  This winning duo has been the driving rhythmic foundation for bands like the Titan Hot Seven and B.A.D. Rhythm, and has several recordings to their credit.


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

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

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

 



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

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

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