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Quincy Phillips Sextet
$25.00 ($30 @ door)
Saturday 1/19
6:00 pm
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Quincy Phillips - Drums     

Freddie Hendrix - Trumpet   |   Josh Evans - Trumpet

Antonio Parker – Sax | Kris Funn – Bass | Todd Simon - Piano

Quincy Phillips is a drummer, pianist, an organist at his home church, East Baltimore Deliverance, who holds his B.A. in Music from the prestigious Howard University in Washington, D.C.

Phillips is no stranger to the music industry, having spent more than 30 years cultivating his passion as a musician from childhood through his adult years. Phillips had the great honor to perform for the President of the United States Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama for the “Smithsonian Salutes Ray Charles: In Performance at the White House”. The evening included performances by the Christian McBride Big Band, Yolanda Adams, Leon Bridges, Andra Day, Anthony Hamilton, Demi Lovato, Sam Moore, The Band Perry, with Rickey Minor as executive music director.

 Freddie Hendrix has become one of the most in demand trumpeters in Jazz over the past two decades, and beyond. Also an accomplished composer, arranger and educator, the Teaneck, New Jersey native's skill and versatility has resulted in him working with a wide array of performers that range from the Count Basie Orchestra and The Christian McBride Big Band, to Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder and Alicia Keys

 

JOSH EVANS, born and raised in Hartford, CT, was drawn to the trumpet after hearing a Roy Eldridge and Dizzy Gillespie recording at the age of 10. Josh began studying with Raymond ‘Dr. Rackle’ Williams and within a year he began performing regularly with Dr. Rackle’s Sound Griot Brass Band. By the age of 14 Evans’ musical career began to take shape when he started to study with and be mentored by the celebrated alto saxophonist/composer, and educator Jackie McLean. Studying under McLean who shared the bandstand with Miles Davis, Charlie Parker, and Art Blakey, would be pivotal in Josh's career. The experience would blaze the path for performances with Jackie McLean which included New York based venues known as the Blue Note, Iridium, the Regattabar located in Boston, MA, and the Bushnell Center for Performing Arts in Hartford, CT.

 

 

 








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Clarence Ward III Quintet
$15.00 ($20 @ door)
Saturday 1/26
6:00 pm
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Clarence Ward - trumpet   |   Steve Carrington - sax

Allyn Johnson - piano   |   Quincy Phillips - drums   |   TBD - bass

Clarence H. Ward III is an American saxophonist and Trumpeter. Clarence began studying flute than saxophone at Paul Laurence Dunbar High School the age of 15 under the guidance of one of Baltimore's greatest educators and trombonist Charles Funn. Under Charles Funn tutelage Clarence Ward III won best soloist awards at 3 jazz festivals throughout his time in high school as well as received a music scholarship to University of Maryland Eastern Shore. After a couple years of college Clarence decided to join the ARMY as a full time saxophonist. Since leaving the army in 2001 Clarence has been a freelance Reedman and Trumpeter. In 2003 and 2004 Clarence entered and won a spot on the HBCU All Star big band representing UMES at the Prestigious IAJE FESTIVAL in Canada and New York. During that time he had a chance to play with jazz greats Jimmy Cobb, Frank Foster, Bobby Watson to name a few. Since than Clarence has toured, recorded with, and/or shared the stage with many great artist in many different genres. List below

Stanley Turrentine-jazz Benny Golson-jazz Jimmy Owens-JAZZ Frank Foster-jazz Bobby Watson-jazz Larry Ridley-jazz Richard Smallwood-gospel CeCe Winans- gospel Angie stone-r&b LIL Moe-r&b Ledisi-jazz, r&b mint condition-r&b Eric Benet-r&b Musiq Soulchild-r&b Antonio Hart-jazz Gary Bartz-jazz Robert Glasper-jazz Jimmy Cobb-jazz Dennis chambers-jazz N'Dambi Blue-r&b Gladys Knight-r&b Freddie Jackson-r&b Nancy Wilson-jazz Steve Turre-jazz Kenny lattimore-r&b Abbey Lincoln-jazz Ravi Coltrane-jazz Joanne Brockeen-jazz Billy Harper-jazz Gary Thomas-jazz Natalie Stewart (Floicist) R&B group floetry Ernie Fields (writer of Some Kind Of Wonderful) Aretha Franklin Clarence is currently working on his first album.


 








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John Lamkin III and the music of Phyllis Hyman featuring Karen Linnette
$25.00 ($30 @ door)
Saturday 2/16
6:00 pm
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John Lamkin III - drums   |   Karen Linette - vocals   |   Eddie Baccus - sax

Vince Evans - piano   |   Craig Alston - bass   |   Wawa Legrand - guitar

John Russell Lamkin, III  (drums)is a native of Baltimore Maryland. He began playing drums at the tender age of four. John attended The Manhattan School of Music in New York City and later, Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. John has been recognized by, toured, played and recorded with a number of exceptionally talented recording artists including  Donald Harrison, Najee,  Michael Henderson, Kenny Garrett, Christian Scott, Warren Wolf, Chick Corea, Pharoah Sanders, the late great Lionel Hampton, the late great Abbey Lincoln, and many others. John maintains a deep respect and appreciation of those who've set standards in the music world








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Charlie Sigler Group
$15.00 ($20 @ door)
Saturday 2/23
6:00 pm
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Charlie Sigler - guitar   |   Akiko Tsuruga - organ

Elijah Balbed - sax   |   Eric Kennedy - drums

 

Charlie Sigler- Guitar

Guitarist Charlie Sigler developed his love for this music coming up in the Baltimore area, having the chance to hear, hang out and perform with many great musicians in the region. After graduating from Towson High School he moved to the NYC area to attend William Paterson University where had the chance to study and spend time with greats such as Mulgrew Miller, Gene Bertoncini, Harold Mabern, Cecil Bridgewater and Vincent Herring among many others. Charlie has had the opportunity to share the stage with Louis Hayes, Christian McBride, Antonio Hart, Rufus Reid, Billy Hart, Curtis Lundy, Winard Harper, Harold Mabern, Lenny White and Regina Carter.

Akiko Tsuruga- Organ

Raised in Osaka, Japan, this talented musician began studying the organ at the age of three, at the famed Yamaha Music School. After discovering her passion for jazz very early on in her musical journey, Meeting Grady Tate, in particular, was a life-changing event for Akiko. He took a great interest in her after hearing her play, and ultimately convinced her that to fully pursue her career in jazz she must make the move to the United States. Just take a listen to this dynamic performer, and I’m sure you will agree with the legendary Dr. Lonnie Smith - “Akiko is here to stay!”

Elijah Balbed- Saxophone

Saxophonist, composer, educator, and activist Elijah Jamal Balbed hails from Washington, DC. A graduate of Howard University, Elijah has participated in residencies at Strathmore, Bohemian Caverns, Kennedy Center (Betty Carter's Jazz Ahead), and Jazz at Lincoln Center in Doha, Qatar. Balbed's performance credits also include Nicholas Payton, Paul Bollenback, Kirk Whalum, Lalah Hathaway, Eric Benet, Dr. John, Raheem DeVaughn, and Go-Go/Hip-Hop legends Doug E. Fresh, Sugar Bear, and DJ Kool. Elijah is currently a member of the The Blackbyrds,

Eric Kennedy- Drums

Eric Kennedy has performed, toured and recorded with Curtis Fuller, Phil Woods, Fred Wesley (James Brown’s music director), Nnena Freelon, John Hicks, Richard Wyands, TK Blue, Eddie Henderson, Curtis Lundy, Joe Bonner, Carl Grubbs and others. He is a bandleader and a member of the Bobby Watson Quartet/Quintet, Inside Out w Lafayette Gilchrist, Todd Marcus Quartet, Jeff Reed Trio and co founder of Dreamworld, Kinetic Sounds and Simply Eric with Eric Byrd and Eric Wheeler.








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Warren Wolf Presents "The Music of Anita Baker"
$25.00 ($30 @ door)
Saturday 3/02
6:00 pm
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Warren Wolf Presents "The Music of Anita Baker" featuring Lia "Songbird" Michelle

 Warren Wolf - vibes   |   Lia "Songbird" Michelle - vocals

Rodney Kelly III - piano   |   Craig Alston - electric bass   |   John Lamkin III - drums

Wrren Wolf is a multi-instrumentalist from Baltimore,MD. From the young age of three years old, Warren has been trained on the Vibraphone/Marimba, Drums, and Piano. Under the guidance of his father Warren Wolf Sr., Warren has a deep background in all genres of music.

 Beginning with classical music, Warren had studied classical composers from Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, Paganini, Brahms, Vivaldi and Shostakovich. Warren also studied ragtime music learning music from the songbooks of Scott Joplin, Harry Brewer and Geroge Hamilton Green. In Jazz, Warren has studied artist and composers from Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Freddie Hubbard, Clifford Brown, Herbie Hancock, Oscar Peterson, Milt Jackson, Bobby Hutcherson, Cal Tjader, Return to Forever, Weather Report, Wynton Marsalis and many others.

During his time at Berklee, Warren studied with Carribean Jazz Vibraphonist Dave Samuels for seven of eight semesters.One semester was spent with vibist Ed Saindon. During his time at Berklee, Warren began to explore deeper into jazz. Some musicians who've helped Warren reach his musical goal during his time at Berklee were musicians such as Jeremy Pelt, John Lamkin, Darren Barrett, Wayne Escoffery, Richard Johnson, Kendrick Scott, Walter Smith, Jason Palmer, Rashawn Ross and many others. Through those musicians Warren becamse an active performer around the Boston area, gigging frequently on the Vibraphone, Drums and Piano. One of the highlights of Warren's stay in Boston was co-leading a quintet with Boston-based trumpeter Jason Palmer at the historic jazz club Wallys Cafe. Warren was the house drummer at Wallys for two years, performing every Friday and Saturday.

 After two years of teaching at Berklee College of Music, Warren headed back to Baltimore to start his main goal of becoming a full time performing musician. Since leaving Berklee as a teacher, Warren has landed the piano duties performing in the Rachael Price Group. Recording and touring with Rachael, Warren has had the opportunity to tour throughout the entire Unites States of America. Warren is currently the drummer of choice for Alto Saxophonist Tia Fuller, who tours with internationally renowned pop star Beyonce Knowles. Warren is also a member of the Donal Fox Group which includes bassist John Lockwood and drummers Dafnis Preito and Terri Lyne Carrington. Also, Warren tour and perform with Bobby Watson's "Live and Learn" Sextet, Karriem Riggins "Virtuoso Experience" and Christian McBride & "Inside Straight". With these three groups Warren has traveled the world. Warren has performed throughout the United States of America, South America, Canada, Italy, Spain, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Scotland, London, Greece, Singapore, Thailand, Jarkata, Bangkok, Tokyo, Paris, Moscow and many other countries.

 


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Warren Wolf Group with special guest Christian McBride featuring Sean Jones
$35.00 ($40 @ door)
Saturday 4/20
6:00 pm
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Warren Wolf - vibes   |   Christian McBride - bass   |   Sean Jones - trumpet

Alex Brown - piano   |   John Lamkin III - drums

 Warren Wolf is a multi-instrumentalist from Baltimore, MD. From the young age of three years old, Warren has been trained on the Vibraphone/Marimba, Drums, and Piano. Under the guidance of his father Warren Wolf Sr., Warren has a deep background in all genres of music. Beginning with classical music, Warren studied classical composers from Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, Paganini, Brahms, Vivaldi and Shostakovich. Warren also studied ragtime music learning music from the songbooks of Scott Joplin, Harry Brewer and George Hamilton Green. In Jazz, Warren has studied artist and composers from Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Freddie Hubbard, Clifford Brown, Herbie Hancock, and many others.