JAZZ JAM SESSION IN THE BAR WITH MIKE 'N' IKE
$0.00
Sunday 9/27
7:00 pm
Postponed

Come join Baltimore's Best 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), Mike Banham on guitar 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 HOLLAND & COOTS
$20.00
Thursday 10/01
6:00 pm
Postponed

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. 


"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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ANDY CROSTEN IN "ANDY DARLING, LET'S CHAT"
$20.00
Friday 10/02
6:00 pm
Postponed
Andy Crosten is a performer and artist living in New York City. Inspired by the creative lens of another artistic Andy (Warhol), this Andy's cabaret shows combine his love of musical theatre, performance art, and fashion in a tell-all evening of entertainment. Expect to hear the song stylings of Cole Porter to Lady Gaga while he takes audiences on a journey from his childhood in Maryland to being a club kid in New York City and everything in between! Featuring musical direction by the one-and-only: Mason Griffin.
 
Germano's audiences may remember him from "Andy Darling" in 2015 with the NYC rock band VIVA as well as several return visits with the acclaimed Golden Girls drag trio, The Golden Gays NYC where he stars as "The Blanche".    

NYC theatre highlights: Off-Broadway: Hot Flashbacks, A Golden Girls Revue. Off-Off: Women Behind Bars, Triangle The Musical (13th St. Repertory Theatre). Regional: Shenandoah Summer Music Theatre, The Cumberland Theatre, Hersheypark. Cabaret theatre: Andy Darling Let’s Chat, Make America Gay Again. Television: Broad City, Difficult People, Younger, etc. Co-creator and Blanche in The Golden Gays NYC, A Golden Girls drag tribute show. BFA- Shenandoah Conservatory.
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$20 Ticket in Advance
$25 Ticket at the Door







RUSS MARGO WITH BRIANA DOWNS
$15.00
Saturday 10/03
6:00 pm
Postponed

Singer, songwriter, entertainer and “Man About Town” Russ has been performing for audiences all over the country for over 40 years. His eclectic mix of music and comedy make for an evening you won’t soon forget.
Special guest artist, singer/actress...
Briana Downs.
The perfect combination of beauty and talent, this classically trained vocalist will enchant you with selections from Broadway to Puccini.


"...an evening of music and fun fit for everyone!"

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JAZZ JAM SESSION IN THE BAR WITH MIKE 'N' IKE
$0.00
Sunday 10/04
7:00 pm
Postponed

Come join Baltimore's Best 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), Mike Banham on guitar 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.








WOMEN 2020: YASMIN WILLIAMS
$13.00
Thursday 10/08
6:00 pm
Postponed

From NPR Music:

Yasmin Williams only started playing the guitar after beating all the songs on expert-level on Guitar Hero II. "I figured, well, I beat that game, I can probably play a real guitar now," she says.

Nine years later, Williams is one of the stand-out entrants of this year's Tiny Desk Contest. Williams bills herself as an acoustic finger-style guitarist with the cheeky tagline "Music at your fingertips." Williams's music transcends the standard idea of what a guitarist should do. She uses a cello bow to make low droning sounds, an idea she got from the band Sigur Rós. At the same time, she finger picks melodies with the guitar on her lap and adds a beat with tap shoes.

"A lot of the stuff on the radio right now is very aggressive and kind of sounds the same and kind of in your face," she says. "I like my music to be more melodic, more calming. Just something easy to listen to but has substance." Her debut album is appropriately named Unwind.


Perhaps not since the arrival of Michael Hedges has there been such a bold acoustic innovator, Remember her name: Yasmin Williams has arrived. - Peter Brown, Vintage Guitar Magazine

Williams's music transcends the standard idea of what a guitarist should do - NPR Music

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WOMEN 2020: JULIE KURZAVA AND DIANE KINSLEY IN "PUT ON A HAPPY FACE"
$15.00
Friday 10/09
6:00 pm
Postponed

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.

 








JAZZ JAM SESSION IN THE BAR WITH MIKE 'N' IKE
$0.00
Sunday 10/11
7:00 pm
Postponed

Sunday 10/18
7:00 pm
Postponed

Come join Baltimore's Best 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), Mike Banham on guitar 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 10/21
6:00 pm
VIRTUAL

Join us every third Wednesday of the month for our Open Mic Night with the marvelous Mary Reilly as producer and emcee and the incomparable Michael Sheppard on the baby grand.  Bring your sheet music. Bring your fans. Bring your enthusiasm! Each month we invite a special featured artist to take the stage. 








WYATT EDMONDSON
$10.00
Thursday 10/22
6:00 pm
Postponed

Some artists need a fair amount of hit-and-miss time to develop their songwriting acuity, while others have a clear sense of self and know exactly how to put their best foot forward with the words they pen and the music they make, right out of the box. Nashville-based singer-songwriter Wyatt Edmondson is planted firmly in the latter category.

The proof can be found deep within the grooves of his five-track If I Don’t Try EP, which is set for independent release on all digital platforms as well as on CD and vinyl on February 21, 2020. From the hopeful resonance of the aurally enticing opening title track “If I Don’t Try” to the understated acoustic shimmer of “Amber” to the intimate-partner travelogue of “Lovers Lake,” Edmondson displays an original voice that’s much wiser beyond his years. “I think it’s really important to be authentic to yourself,” Edmondson believes. “As long as you put your heart and soul into your music and make it your own, people will see that — and they’ll respect you for it. And they’ll identify with it, too.”

Born in Montgomery, Alabama 25 years ago, Edmondson ultimately moved to Nashville to pursue his dual songwriter/performer dream, albeit in the midst of facing one particular obstacle along the way.


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HOT CLUB OF BALTIMORE ANNIVERSARY PARTY AND CD RELEASE
$15.00
Friday 10/23
6:00 pm
Postponed

Hot Club of Baltimore celebrates our 8th anniversary with a new CD release featuring many of the great musicians that have been on our CDs over the years plus a few new faces! Musicians include Joseph Brotherton, Anders Eliasson, Halley Shoenberg, Alexis Tantau, Michael Joseph Harris, Sami Arefin, Zach Serleth and more! 

$15 advance; $20 door 


These musicians can handle the complexities and breakneck speeds of Roma swing. 

— TOM COLE, WPFW PACIFICA RADIO, npr







CHARISMA WOOTEN IN "AN EVENING OF ECLECTIC SONGS"
$25.00
Saturday 10/24
6:00 pm
Postponed

“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.”

Michael Miyazaki, Cabaret Scenes Magazine 

Ms. Wooten is accompanied by Everett P. Williams, Jr. on piano. Tonight's performance is a fundraiser for the American  Cancer Society.


"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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JAZZ JAM SESSION IN THE BAR WITH MIKE 'N' IKE
$0.00
Sunday 10/25
7:00 pm
Postponed

Come join Baltimore's Best 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), Mike Banham on guitar 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.








WOMEN 2020: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ELLA FITZGERALD W/ SCAT SINGER IVA JEAN AMBUSH
$15.00
Saturday 10/31
6:00 pm
Postponed

 "Happy Birthday, Ella!"  The perfect place and the perfect day to observe tunes that were performed by the great Ella Fitzgerald.  From her early tunes like "A Tisket, A Tasket" to "Shiny Stockings," it will be a night to remember. 

Enjoy the journey with the Scat Lady, Iva Jean Ambush, who will take you on a jazz extravaganza celebrating the First Lady of Song.

Tickets are $15 in advance and $18 at the door.

 

 




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JAZZ JAM SESSION IN THE BAR WITH MIKE 'N' IKE
$0.00
Sunday 11/01
7:00 pm
Postponed

Come join Baltimore's Best 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), Mike Banham on guitar 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 GARY RUBIN AND BRENT HARDESTY
$15.00
Friday 11/06
6:00 pm
Postponed

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!








AN EVENING WITH THE LARRY BROWN QUARTET
$20.00
Saturday 11/07
6:00 pm
Postponed

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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JAZZ JAM SESSION IN THE BAR WITH MIKE 'N' IKE
$0.00
Sunday 11/08
7:00 pm
Postponed

Come join Baltimore's Best 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), Mike Banham on guitar 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.








JAKE DULLN: FOLK AND ORIGINAL ALTERNATIVES
$5.00
Friday 11/13
6:00 pm
Postponed

A traveling American folk guitarist playing roots and original alternatives. 

Raised in a riverside neighborhood on the East Coast and now based in Jackson WY, Jake Dulln bears his songs across the country all the way to Los Angeles including notable stops in the bottom lands of Colorado.

Upon completing his first year on the road, he's played clubs the likes of The Rabbit Hole in West Virginia, Luna Red in San Luis Obispo, Madonnari festival in Baltimore, and appeared on KSJD in Colorado. 'Been-a Long Time Since Oklahoma Station' marks his 2nd self-produced release.








JAZZ JAM SESSION IN THE BAR WITH MIKE 'N' IKE
$0.00
Sunday 11/15
7:00 pm
Postponed

Come join Baltimore's Best 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), Mike Banham on guitar 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 11/18
6:00 pm
VIRTUAL

Join us every third Wednesday of the month for our Open Mic Night with the marvelous Mary Reilly as producer and emcee and the incomparable Michael Sheppard on the baby grand.  Bring your sheet music. Bring your fans. Bring your enthusiasm! Each month we invite a special featured artist to take the stage. 








ICONIC JAZZ SAXOPHONIST CARL GRUBBS
$20.00
Saturday 11/21
6:00 pm
Postponed

CARL GRUBBS is a legendary jazz saxophonist with a distinguished career as a performer, composer, music educator and recording artist. He performs on alto, soprano and tenor saxophones and clarinet. 

Early in his career, he received extensive training from one of the music world’s greatest legends in jazz, John Coltrane. Through his family, Carl Grubbs was close to many of the history-making musicians of the 1950’s and 1960’s. With his brother, Earl Grubbs, he formed The Visitors, a quintet that recorded four albums for the Muse record label. 

The Carl Grubbs Ensemble has performed his original compositions and jazz standards in cities in the USA, and they have performed at jazz festivals in Bogota and Medellin, Columbia, S.A. and most recently an eight-city tour of Brazil and other major cities world wide. 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.

Mr. Grubbs is co-founder and Artistic Director of Contemporary Arts Inc. a nonprofit arts organization. The organization’s jazz programs provide music and dance education for youth ages 4-17, jazz concerts at senior centers and concerts for general audiences. Carl Grubbs is a member of the MSAC Arts in Education Artist Roster.


"Grubbs has crafted a work of considerable color and depth in his Inner Harbor Suite; melodies, counter-melodies, blues elements of call and response, bebop rhythms, Afro-Cuban rhythms and avant-garde elements." – Howard Mandel, DownBeat Magazine

"The quartet takes the tonal centers of Trane’s “Giant Steps”? as their shared springboard. Grubbs solos first, crafting a highly personalized tribute to the composer through a verbose series of high register note streams . . . bouts of impressive circular breathing in solo and tandem, but the extended reed techniques never compromise the musicality of their endeavors. 'July' features the full quartet galloping through another of Grubb’s melodically charged creations Miles Davis’s 'Four'? supplies further fodder for spirited blowing and the quartet attacks the bop standard with a voracious improvisatory elán." – Derek Taylor, Cadence Magazine

“Grubbs opened the main show by lifting his alto saxophone and exploding into hot Latin riffs of his composition “Bossa.” His fierce blowing on “Saturn,” one of his signature tunes, was a highlight, and “Barbara Dear” featured tenderly blown harmonies by Grubbs on a tune honoring his wife.
– Steve Monroe, Baltimore Jazz Alliance

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JAZZ JAM SESSION IN THE BAR WITH MIKE 'N' IKE
$0.00
Sunday 11/22
7:00 pm
Postponed

Come join Baltimore's Best 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), Mike Banham on guitar 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 OLD PART OF TOWN
$10.00 - $12.00
Saturday 11/28
6:00 pm
Postponed

The Old Part Of Town is a Baltimore-based Americana band, formed in 2013 to serve as a vehicle for the songwriting and musical talents of Matt Douglass and Sam Nitzberg. Mining the rich musical landscape of folk, rock and roll, country-western and blues, their dynamic live shows are peppered with covers of hidden gems from an eclectic range of musical sources.

Longtime friends, and veteran members of several Baltimore bands, Matt and Sam teamed up in 2010 to play some acoustic dates, which led to standout performances at tribute concerts to Bob Dylan and Woody Guthrie, and to their 2012 EP, "Grayest Hits." They formed the band soon afterwards. Seasoned players performing well-crafted and timeless material, showcasing tight vocal harmonies and tasteful musicianship, The Old Part of Town brings a wealth of musical knowledge and abilities to the stage, and has a natural, easy-going manner and a genuine, infectious camaraderie. 

In 2015 The Old Part Of Town recorded their self-titled debut CD, garnering strong reviews. Their latest effort, "Second Avenue," was released in the summer of 2018. And in the last several years they have augmented their performance schedule to include curating and hosting special tribute concerts to John Prine and to The Band.

The Old Part of Town are:

Matt Douglass - Lead vocals, acoustic guitar, resonator, mandolin, lap steel 
Sam Nitzberg - Lead vocals, acoustic guitar, ukulele, mandolin, harmonica
Upright Dave Frieman  - Bass
Steve Raskin - Drums/percussion, backing vocals
Brian Whaley - Fiddle. mandolin, backing vocals

$!2 in advance/$15 at door/$10 full-time student with ID


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

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JAZZ JAM SESSION IN THE BAR WITH MIKE 'N' IKE
$0.00
Sunday 11/29
7:00 pm
Postponed

Come join Baltimore's Best 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), Mike Banham on guitar 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 PRESENT "THANK YULE FOR BEING A FRIEND"
$28.00 - $35.00
Wednesday 12/02
6:00 pm
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As seen Off-Broadway and on the Golden Fans at Sea cruises!  The Golden Girls for the NEW generation.   

Picture it: Baltimore, Christmas, 2020  

‘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, Dorothy, Blanche, and Rose participate in a golden gift exchange full of hilarious surprises.  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 and become the next #TokenSophia!        

 

Tickets: 

$28 General Admission 

$35 VIP - Includes premium preferred 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.

*Get your tickets early- Previous shows have sold out!  

The upstairs dining room is arranged with tables and chairs facing an open performance space. Guests enjoy informal, engaging interaction with performers as they dine. The full PIATTINI menu is served in the Cabaret.  Doors open at 6:00pm for pre-show dining and the show will begin at 7:30pm.  

The Golden Gays NYC have quickly emerged as the premier Golden Girls show in the country.  The perfect drag show for the whole family!  GGNYC for short, they burst onto the scene in 2017- first at RuPaul’s DragCon NYC, then at the famed Rue La Rue Café, where their trivia show video went viral.   What began as a flash mob has now skyrocketed to sold-out engagements all across America.  GGNYC has produced multiple successful tours, each one growing larger, with their hit musical shows “Hot Flashbacks”, “The Golden Games”, and “Thank Yule For Being A Friend” to enthusiastic audiences in New York City, Asbury Park, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Atlantic City, Cleveland, Detroit, Chicago, Indianapolis, Provincetown, Dallas, Fort Lauderdale, Minneapolis, Rochester, New Hope (PA), Cumberland (MD), and Hackensack (NJ).  “Hot Flashbacks' premiered Off-Broadway at NYC’s Theatre Row in the summer of 2018. Each Fall, they participate in RuPaul’s DragCon NYC with their own GGNYC booth, meeting hundreds of new Golden fans each year.  They have sailed the high seas, first with Vacaya Travel’s inaugural P-Town cruise in August 2019, and the two back-to-back Golden Fans at Sea cruises in February/March 2020.   

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.  Featuring musical staging by Anthony Giorgio-Schmidt and direction by Darlene Rae Heller.  A musical adventure, their shows consist of live singing and dancing, along with hilarious sketches from the television show's most memorable moments.


“It’s like vaudeville for the new generation!” - Rachel in Asbury Park, NJ

“They had me laughing so hard my cheeks hurt!” - Mary in Fort Lauderdale, FL

“The best show I’ve seen here in a long time.  More of this, please!” - Michael in Detroit, MI 







JAZZ JAM SESSION IN THE BAR WITH MIKE 'N' IKE
$0.00
Sunday 12/06
7:00 pm
Postponed

Come join Baltimore's Best 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), Mike Banham on guitar 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.








WOMEN 2020: GLASS SLIPPER FEATURING SHARON RAQUEL
$20.00
Friday 12/11
6:00 pm
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Glass Slipper was conceptualized by vocalist Sharon Raquel. A native of Philadelphia, Sharon has performed at some of the DMV’s most famous jazz venues with Aisha Khalil, the Kash Wright Trio, and David Cole and Main Street Blues. Her CD, Infinite, showcases her versatility as a singer, songwriter, and lyricist.

Kevin Mittleman (guitar) is a Berklee grad who studied with such greats as Mick Goodrick, John Abercrombie, and Mordy Ferber. A prolific composer, Kevin is well versed in multiple genres including jazz, blues, rock, and pop.

Mike Montgomery (bass) anchors the trio on acoustic and electric bass. A regular member of the Kash Wright Trio, Mike has spent the last decade performing with various groups throughout the DMV.








WORDS IN FLIGHT
$10.00
Saturday 12/12
6:00 pm
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Join us for an evening of original music by Words In Flight. Their music is an eclectic blend of styles with a broad range of influences.  What emerges for the listener is a hybrid of acoustic singer songwriter, rock, folk, indie/Americana, and elements of jazz, pop, and even hints of musical theater. Words In Flight songs keep their listeners guessing, drawing on a vast array of themes and moods.  At times, the music is laid back, mellow, melancholy or sweet, and at other times the songs possess some natural drive, energy, and feel good grooves.  Regardless, the consistencies include strong melodies and hooks, poetic lyrics, clever storytelling, and unique concepts.  They’ve received a multitude of accolades by music writers, been awarded Best Local Band by a Colorado news publication, and have been rotated on radio and streaming sites.  


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JAZZ JAM SESSION IN THE BAR WITH MIKE 'N' IKE
$0.00
Sunday 12/13
7:00 pm
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Come join Baltimore's Best 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), Mike Banham on guitar 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 12/16
6:00 pm
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Join us every third Wednesday of the month for our Open Mic Night with the marvelous Mary Reilly as producer and emcee and the incomparable Michael Sheppard on the baby grand.  Bring your sheet music. Bring your fans. Bring your enthusiasm! Each month we invite a special featured artist to take the stage. 








WOMEN 2020: JEANNE GIES
$20.00
Saturday 12/19
6:00 pm
Postponed
Kassia (born c. 805) is often called 'the first female composer of the western world.'  (She is also known for wisely turning down an Emperor's proposal after he used the Biblical story of Eve to suggest women were responsible for worldly evil.  He married another.  She became a prolific composer--and a monastic.)  In every generation, women have raised their voices in song to express their innermost joy and sadness, despair and redemption, oppression and freedom.The year 2020 is the 100th anniversary of the women's vote.  In celebration, innovative singer songwriter Jeanne Gies pays homage to a diverse spectrum of female composers who have left their mark on the global psyche.  These powerful creative women intertwine melody and words to communicate truths that resonate with the human spirit.  Lauded for her full-bodied voice and unique interpretations across musical genres, Jeanne will give her emotive spin to songs by Nina SimoneCarole King, Ani DeFranco, Lucinda WilliamsJoni MitchellSuzanne VegaJoan Baez, and Carly Simon.  Jeanne will also feature three of her own popular originals (Samuel, Gabriel, Raphael) and tell the stories behind them.
 
In May of 2019, Bobtale Records released the critically acclaimed TOMORROW AND TODAY: "The duo of singer Jeanne Gies and 7-string guitarist Helmut Nieberle is the musical marriage of two soulful, sensitive artists, both in full command of their respective crafts.  They share a melodic and rhythmic elasticity that allows this batch of classic standards to breathe--a gift that was given the name 'jazz' over a century ago and of which Jeanne and Helmut are top-shelf contemporary practitioners.  Most importantly, this is stuff that comes from the heart.'"--Michael Simmons, award winning jazz journalist, contributor MOJO Magazine
In the spirit of the evening, Jeanne will sing one of the most listened to tracks from this recording (you'll just have to be there to find out which one . . . )

Photo credit: Joseph Boggess


Dubbed a 'pro' by Newport Jazz Festival founder George Wein, Jeanne is recognized for her full-bodied voice and distinctive phrasing. UK Jazz Waves host Alan Steadman sums it up: 'At a time when there are many vocalists who think they are jazz singers, it's great to hear someone who really is . . .

 



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JAZZ JAM SESSION IN THE BAR WITH MIKE 'N' IKE
$0.00
Sunday 12/20
7:00 pm
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Sunday 12/27
7:00 pm
Postponed

Come join Baltimore's Best 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), Mike Banham on guitar 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 WILD RIDE OF AMORE"
$20.00
Saturday 3/13
6:00 pm
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In honor of our location in Little Italy, Tony Ziesat and Stef Scaggiari are returning to Germano's with a program that emphasizes the Mediterranean approach to love:  EMBRACING the mercurial journey of romance, with all of its ups and downs.  In addition to performing a variety of compositions from the Great American Songbook that reflect that theme, Tony will be singing in Italian, Greek, French, and Spanish to illustrate the international recognition of the wild ride of love!


 

     "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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KIPYN MARTIN AND GINA FORSYTH
$20.00
Friday 3/19
6:00 pm
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Kipyn Martin is an emerging Americana singer-songwriter whose roots sink deep into the banks of the Shenandoah River. Accolades forKipyn include being honored by the Washington Area Music Association with their WAMMIE Award for New Artist of the Year and multiple Gold Awards in the Mid-Atlantic Song Contest. Kipyn also tours the country with Allison Shapira in the duo show Joan & Joni, a tribute to the music of Joan Baezand Joni Mitchell (info @ www.joanandjoni.com). Kipyn’s 2020 calendar includes shows with her band The Sunshiners, to benefit Music for the Planet (details at www.kipynmartin.com/musicfortheplanet), solo touring in the Chicago area (March) and co-bill shows with Siobhan O’Brien in the Southeast (September).

 web site = www.kipynmartin.com

video = https://youtu.be/6nelSU8INPM

 

New Orleans-based Gina Forsyth is an award-winning singer/songwriter, who is known for her wizardry on fiddle and guitar. With an alto as unique as it is soulful, unpretentious songs that cut straight to the heart, and a wicked sense of humor, her live performances are legend. Considered one of the best Cajun fiddlers in Louisiana (no small feat), Gina is in demand from other great Louisiana musicians to play club gigs and festivals, some of the same talent that backs her up when she plays as Gina Forsyth and Friends. Rheta GrimsleyJohnson of Daily Journal probably sums up Gina best:

 “If you’ve ever wondered what happened to the gutsy folk singers who used to roam the earth with their instrument and protest, check out Gina Forsyth. In the tradition of Guthrie, Dylan and Prineshe is writing and singing, not just fiddling while America burns.”

web site = www.ginaforsyth.com

video = https://www.ginaforsyth.com/video/

 








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.