JAZZ JAM SESSION IN THE BAR WITH MIKE 'N' IKE
$0.00
Sunday 4/05
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.








BRENDAN HEARN AND DAKOTA KARPER
$10.00
Monday 4/06
6:00 pm
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Expanding the horizons of trad, folk and oldtime music, Brendan Hearn and Dakota Karper create a duo of blended harmonies on fiddle, cello and vocals to excite and charm audiences everywhere. 

Meeting at a music festival in summer 2018, Brendan and Dakota quickly realized their connection through music and decided to form a duo. Both bring to the table a background and wealth of knowledge not only in folk and roots music, but also classical and jazz, blending these musical flavors to create a sound uniquely their own. Based out of Cleveland, OH and Capon Bridge, WV this duo performs throughout the east coast region and beyond. Whether a recital hall, listening room, house concert, or your local brewery, these two bring a world class listening experience with music and stories to connect audiences with the greater world of music surrounding them. 


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JAZZ JAM SESSION IN THE BAR WITH MIKE 'N' IKE
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Sunday 4/12
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 4/15
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. 








AN EVENING WITH BILLY COLUCCI
$15.00
Thursday 4/16
6:00 pm
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Quiet, reclusive and massively talented Billy Colucci’s name is known to Baltimoreans who really know their jazz.

A master pianist and composer Billy Colucci has worked with everyone from Anita O’Day to Steve Allen and Andy Warhol. The South Philly native and long-time Fells Point resident is known for his intelligent, lyrical compositions and impeccable technique. As a kid in a home with no piano he used to draw piano keys on the kitchen table to practice. Oh – and he used to play record hops with Frankie Avalon as his vocalist!  Tonight he shares classic compositions in the tradition of Bill Evans and his beautiful and haunting originals.

David Foster accompanies on bass.




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HOT CLUB OF BALTIMORE ANNIVERSARY PARTY AND CD RELEASE
$15.00
Friday 4/17
6:00 pm
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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







JAZZ JAM SESSION IN THE BAR WITH MIKE 'N' IKE
$0.00
Sunday 4/19
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.








AN EVENING WITH GARY RUBIN AND BRENT HARDESTY
$15.00
Friday 4/24
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!








JAZZ JAM SESSION IN THE BAR WITH MIKE 'N' IKE
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Sunday 4/26
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.








ALESSANDRA FABIANI, CALLA FUQUA AND MICHAEL SHEPPARD IN "SPARKS"
$20.00
Thursday 4/30
6:00 pm
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Friday 5/01
6:00 pm
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Sparks! From falling madly in love to hating someone with a passion, join Alessandra Fabiani, Calla Fuqua & Michael Sheppard in this electric Cabaret. 


"The...ensemble each proliferated their charm in their delivery and overall performance, as evident by the warm applause of the audience. I particularly felt Alessandra Fabiani brought some personal undertones in the numbers she performed and appeared very much as ease in her roles. Calla Fuqua was not only profoundly animated in her numbers but also quite funny as well...Last, but certainly not least, Michael Sheppard played the piano and sang beautifully, which deserves a good deal of praise. All [of the] performers were splendid and moving until the final moments of the show."

JV Torres, Maryland Theatre Guide







WORDS IN FLIGHT
$10.00
Saturday 5/02
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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WOMEN 2020: JULIE KURZAVA AND DIANE KINSLEY IN "PUT ON A HAPPY FACE"
$15.00
Sunday 5/03
6:00 pm
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Vocalist Julie Kurzava and pianist Diane Kinsley return to Germano’s with their new show, Put On a Happy Face.

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

 

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

 

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

 








JAZZ JAM SESSION IN THE BAR WITH MIKE 'N' IKE
$0.00
Sunday 5/03
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.








JAKE DULLN: FOLK AND ORIGINAL ALTERNATIVES
$5.00
Friday 5/08
6:00 pm
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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.








THE OLD PART OF TOWN
$10.00 - $12.00
Saturday 5/09
6:00 pm
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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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WOMEN 2020: "DAMES IN C" SONGS FROM STAGE AND SCREEN WRITTEN BY WOMEN
$5.00
Sunday 5/10
6:00 pm
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March is Women's History Month and 2020 is the centennial of women's suffrage. To honor and celebrate the contributions of women in the arts, the dynamic mezzo soprano, Christine Thomas and the members of her Mezzoid Voice Studio present a cabaret with a focus on stage and screen compositions by women - Jeanine Tesori, Goldrich & Heisler, Lucy Simon, and more.

 








JAZZ JAM SESSION IN THE BAR WITH MIKE 'N' IKE
$0.00
Sunday 5/10
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.








LADDER TO THE MOON AND LETITIA VANSANT
$10.00
Wednesday 5/13
6:00 pm
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Colin Gilmore and Nicolette Good are the creative forces behind Ladder to the Moon: a tight-harmony weirdo-folk-pop duo with a playful streak. Their songs star winsome loners on cosmic journeys, and heartsick dreamers caught in bizarro romances. Writing in spiral notebooks together since 2013, Gilmore and Good found common ground in influences like Gillian Welch, Buddy Holly, Aimee Mann, The Kinks, Neko Case, and Duran Duran. Ladder to the Moon’s sound captures the bracing beauty of their native Texas landscape, told through the lens of poetic imagination.

Singer-songwriter Letitia VanSant’s lyrics are as personal as they are political, tracing questions of power into the human heart. With sparse indie folk arrangements fortifying her distinctly intimate vocal style, her down-to-earth stage presence has been described as “vibrant and approachable.” VanSant’s debut album Gut It to the Studs established her as an emerging talent on the Americana scene and propelled her on her first UK/European tour. PopMatter describes her as “a consummate reflection of a rising Americana star” and BBC Radio calls her “a fascinating new artist.” Her songwriting has earned several awards, including the Kerrville New Folk Songwriting Competition.  


“Nicolette Good and Colin Gilmore make smart, moving, poetic and timeless roots music.”  - Dave Alvin (The Blasters, The Knitters)

 

 

Letitia VanSant is "...the Joan Baez of Baltimore."  - Baltimore Magazine

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BROOKS WILLIAMS 30TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR
$20.00
Thursday 5/14
6:00 pm
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Brooks Williams is a soulful fingerpicker, slide guitarist, songwriter and singer celebrating 30 years since the release of his 1st album. "At the top of his game,” says Blues In Britain.

Master guitarist-singer-songwriter Brooks Williams released his first album early in 1990. The Washington Postwrote a glowing review which prompted National Public Radio’s invitation for Williams to appear on All Things Considered with Noah Adams. And that’s where it all began. The tours followed and so did the albums. Counting the new one, he has done twenty-nine is all and has never looked back. 

A Statesboro, Georgia native now living in England, Brooks Williams seamlessly brings together Americana and country blues in a style that is unmistakably his own. A flashy fingerpicker, soaring bottleneck slide player and a soulful singer, Brooks Williams “is at the top of his game,” says Blues In Britain, “where pure talent, hard work and relentless touring has brought him to the pinnacle of his career.”


For his 30th Anniversary Tour, Williams has recorded an album of his favourite songs from his back catalogue. Called Work My Claim, the songs reach across the span of years and are as fully relevant now as they were when they were first released. The recording features some of Brooks’ musician friends including John McCusker (Mark Knopfler, McCusker McGoldrick and Doyle, Heidi Talbot), Christine Collister (Richard Thompson, Daphne’s Flight), Jim Henry (Eliza Gilkyson, Tracey Grammer, The Boxcar Lillies), Aaron Catlow (Yola Carter, Sheelanagig, Hawes & Catlow) and Phil Richardson (Claypath).

Williams is a consummate artist, performing hundreds of shows every year and recording at a dizzying pace. WUMB-Boston named him one of their Top 100 All-Time Artists. He’s also listing in the Top 100 Acoustic Guitarists. Brooks’ Blues (2017) is listed in Down At The Crossroads’Top 20 Blues Albums of All-Time.

When he’s not solo, Brooks Williams is collaborating in the studio and/or on stage with the likes of Hans Theessink, Guy Davis, Boo Hewerdine, Rab Noakes, Jim Henry and Sloan Wainwright.
Guitarist Martin Simpson sums it up by saying, “He’s a lovely

player, a lovely singer, and a great writer. Brooks Williams is the real thing.”


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STEPHEN SONDHEIM 90TH BIRTHDAY BASH
$20.00
Friday 5/15
6:00 pm
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Did you know Broadway’s greatest living composer/lyricist Stephen Sondheim turns 90on Sunday, March 22

Germano’s is throwing a big birthday bash complete with an all-Sondheim cabaret show featuring the “ultimate Sondheim interpreter” Carolyn Black-Sotir along with pianist/singer Tim McReynolds. Theatre critic J. Wynn Rousuck will share her favorite Sondheim stories—some with a Baltimore connection!   The evening will conclude with a cake and candles as everyone (yes, you, too!) joins in for a rousing rendition of Happy Birthday, which will be posted online as Baltimore’s digital birthday card to the inimitable Stephen Sondheim.


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TONY Z AND STEF: "THE WILD RIDE OF AMORE"
$20.00
Saturday 5/16
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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JAZZ JAM SESSION IN THE BAR WITH MIKE 'N' IKE
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Sunday 5/17
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 5/20
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. 








KINGS OF CROWNSVILLE
$10.00 - $15.00
Saturday 5/23
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/songwriter Steve 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.

Finalists in the 2012 Baltimore Blues Society competition, the Kings perform regularly throughout the Baltimore/Washington D.C. area.

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.


"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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JAZZ JAM SESSION IN THE BAR WITH MIKE 'N' IKE
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Sunday 5/24
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.








WOMEN 2020: ALMA RUSS
$7.00
Wednesday 5/27
6:00 pm
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Alma Russ is a singer/songwriter out of the mountains of Western North Carolina, playing what she considers to be “patchwork music”: country, folk, and Appalachian styles pieced together. Born in Florida, she’d spend summers with her family visiting the mountains. She took to Appalachian music at an early age, particularly to old Scotch-Irish murder ballads. She started playing fiddle in her early teens, and eventually took up guitar and banjo. She loves expressing herself through songwriting, as it’s cheaper than therapy and a way of telling stories, and she enjoys playing the old music that’s been her foundation and making something that’s her own. Folks at her shows have often said she's a cross between Dolly Parton and Stevie Nicks, only she probably plays banjo more than they do. Alma was a contestant on Season 1 of ABC's American Idol and a winner of the Violets By Becky Songwriting Competition. She has been tickled pink and as surprised as anyone at the places music has taken her; all across the Blue Ridge Mountains, from bowling alleys to strangers' BBQs, to Texas and back, even to Hollywood, once, and alas, on May 27th, it'll take her to Germano's in Baltimore!


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GHOST SUGAR
$12.00
Friday 5/29
6:00 pm
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"Bluegrass ensemble “Ghost Sugar” is a group of four young, talented musicians from the Baltimore area.  The band is led by Alani Sugar on fiddle and consists of Taka Morishita on guitar, Shio Morishita on bass, and Matthew Zuckerman on dobro.
 

Ghost Sugar came together from Alani's desire to play in a group, she pulled from talented members of the community that she met at a jam in Baltimore.  The band has recently placed in multiple local band competitions, and has opened for national touring acts including David GrismanDel McCoury, and Valerie Smith.

Audiences will be sure to enjoy their tight, driving, bluegrass sound with exciting fast instrumentals, and beautiful slow melodies.  With a perfect balance of traditional bluegrass standards and creative arrangements, the music of Ghost Sugar is interesting and compelling to the ear."


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HANNAH WARDELL AND NICHOLAS BAVANI IN "ITALIAN OPERA NIGHT"
$15.00
Saturday 5/30
6:00 pm
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Mezzo-Soprano Hannah Wardell and pianist Nicholas Bavani will take the stage in historic Little Italy to present  an Italian Opera Night!

Hannah Wardell, is a recent graduate from Peabody Conservatory's Masters Degree Program in Opera. She has competed as a vocalist throughout the region, is the founder of her own Opera Company called “Opera Alchemy” and performs in the Young Victorian Theatre in Roland Park during the summer.  Nicholas Bavani, a graduate from West Chester University's graduate Music Education program and performs regularly through-out the region as a pianist. 








JAZZ JAM SESSION IN THE BAR WITH MIKE 'N' IKE
$0.00
Sunday 5/31
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.








WOMEN 2020: SHANNA IN A DRESS
$12.00
Monday 6/01
6:00 pm
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Shanna in a Dress is your quirky best friend who refuses to wear pants. She says what everyone is thinking but no one else will say and you'll get an uncensored journey of clever humor and heartbreak with a hefty side of entertainment at her shows. This witty wordsmith is known for making audiences laugh and cry, sometimes in the same song. Think Jason Mraz mixed with Ingrid Michaelson with a twist of Phoebe Buffay from Friends all wrapped up in a sweet voice accented by guitar, piano, and ukulele.

Shanna started her career at the University of Virginia, biked across the country and fell in love with Colorado, and now keeps her fun music flowing out of Boulder unless she's touring around the U.S. or Europe. You can't get the same Shanna in a Dress show twice with her spontaneous banter and playful stage presence. She manages to teeter the line masterfully of taking on complex subject matters with smart, yet accessible lyrics. Her songs are laden with clever wordplay and delight audiences of all ages.

Shanna successfully crowdfunded her upcoming album, reaching 50% of her goal in the first day before ending up at 200% of her original target. Her album is currently in production and due to be released later this year. In 2019, Shanna was awarded Honorable Mention in both the prestigious Telluride Songwriters Competition and Rocky Mountain Folks Fest Songwriters Showcase. Shanna hosts and curates the monthly Women in Song showcase in Boulder and also teaches music in the Front Range community. She has recently been seen gracing the stages of Black Bear Americana Fest, (Connecticut) and the South Florida Folk Festival. 

 


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WOMEN 2020: MARIAH BONNER IN "AN EVENING OF COUNTRY CABARET"
$20.00
Thursday 6/04
6:00 pm
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Join Mariah Bonner for an evening of fresh and modern Cabaret. She'll interpret timeless country songs like I Fall To Pieces, I Will Always Love You, Crazy and more. The wonderful Marcus Dagan will accompany her on keys. 

Come prepared for a fabulous evening of Country, with excellent acoustics, fine Italian cuisine and great service! 

Mariah Bonner is a Baltimore born actress and singer. From roles in television shows like Rules of Engagement, CSI and Scorpion, to the silver screen in Oscar winning film The Social Network and Universal Soldier: Day Of Reckoning alongside Jean Claude Van Damme, Mariah now takes the stage with her Cabaret performances. 

 


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

- Beth K.

 

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

- Kathy E.

 

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CHARLIE BARNETT: ALL BY HIS OWN SELF
$20.00
Friday 6/05
6:00 pm
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You've loved his clever original songs as performed by his talented bandmates in the Chaise Lounge jazz band.

Now hear bandleader Charlie Barnett—who is also an accomplished film, orchestral, and theatrical composer—perform deep cuts from his vast and witty catalog on piano, guitar, and (unapologetically) banjo.


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WOMEN 2020: GLASS SLIPPER FEATURING SHARON RAQUEL
$20.00
Saturday 6/06
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.








JAZZ JAM SESSION IN THE BAR WITH MIKE 'N' IKE
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Sunday 6/07
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.








WOMEN 2020: JEANNE GIES
$20.00
Saturday 6/13
6:00 pm
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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 6/14
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 6/17
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. 








AN EVENING WITH SANDY AND RICHARD RICCARDI
$20.00
Friday 6/19
6:00 pm
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Sandy and Richard Riccardi. Rosie O'Donnell calls them "MY NEW FAVORITE SINGING SONGWRITING TEAM!!!" With over 50 million hits on social media, Sandy and Richard Riccardi promise to leave you laughing in the face of modern life and politics. Specialists in parody and hilarious originals, they have been retweeted by JK Rowling, called "Musical Genius" by the NY Times Magazine, and featured in the Washington Post Online. Greatest hits include "Boy From Mar-a-Lago", "Holiday Dinner Party", "Tiki Torch Nazis", "Elton Has An Organ", and "Oh Donny Boy".


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



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THE GOLDEN GAYS NYC PRIDE 2020 TOUR
$25.00 - $35.00
Sunday 6/21
6:00 pm
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JUST ANNOUNCED! The Golden Girls return for Pride Week! 

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

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

Tickets: 

$25 General Admission 

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

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


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

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

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JAZZ JAM SESSION IN THE BAR WITH MIKE 'N' IKE
$0.00
Sunday 6/21
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.








DARLA JEAN AND THE SOMETHIN' OR OTHERS CD RECORDING
$10.00
Saturday 6/27
6:00 pm
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Enjoy an intimate evening of acoustic entertainment with local favorites Darla Jean and the Somethin' or Others. This eclectic 5-piece band, now in their 11th year, performs high-energy old timey music (think 'O Brother Where Art Thou') along with blues, classic country, Americana, Irish fiddle tunes, and originals. They pride themselves on tight harmonies and audience interaction, and are the perfect musical accompaniment to a fine Italian dinner! 

Darla Jean and the Somethin' or Others have been played on WTMD and have performed countless shows in the region, including festivals, weddings, a bi-weekly residency at the Fells Point Farmers Market, and intimate performances at Germano's Cabaret. 

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Darla German - Fiddle, Mandolin

Bill Sutherland - Upright Bass

Jason Laing - Acoustic Guitar

Howie Ehrenfeld - Harmonica

Rick Samuel - Banjo


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JAZZ JAM SESSION IN THE BAR WITH MIKE 'N' IKE
$0.00
Sunday 6/28
7:00 pm
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Sunday 7/05
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.








AN EVENING WITH MY BROTHER'S KEEPER
$10.00
Saturday 7/11
6:00 pm
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Growing up together, and surrounded by music, My Brother's Keeper has played music together for years, but not under this official band name. MBK was raised on the genres of Folk, Bluegrass, and Gospel, so the growing popularity of Folk music opened a door for MBK to take the music they love to eager audiences. However, MBK does not limit themselves musically, influenced by bands of many different genres and backgrounds. MBK strives to seek inspiration anywhere and use it in an original manner.

MBK consists of brothers Benjamin, Titus, and Joshua Luckhaupt on guitar, mandolin, and fiddle respectively. Wyatt "Sawmill" Murray completes this ensemble on the upright bass. With original music that draws inspiration from Bluegrass, Rock and everything in between, MBK strives to be unique as well as listenable. MBK features tight, four part harmonies, rock driven lead vocals, blazing solos, and complex and interlaced musical interludes. In an effort to be unique and open minded, and bring a fresh blend of Bluegrass to new audiences, My Brother's Keeper has presented itself as one of the fastest rising Bluegrass bands on the scene of Cincinnati music.

 


"You are the whole package" - Batesville Herald Tribune

"Y'all aren't bad for Yankees!" - Some guy in Bristol, TN

"My Brother’s Keeper is one of the fastest rising bluegrass bands on the Cincinnati music scene." - Wilmington College

"With original music that draws inspiration from bluegrass to rock and everything in between, MBK strives to be unique as well as listenable." - Globe Gazette, Mason City, IA

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JAZZ JAM SESSION IN THE BAR WITH MIKE 'N' IKE
$0.00
Sunday 7/12
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.








WOMEN 2020: SIOBHÁN O'BRIEN
$10.00
Saturday 7/18
6:00 pm
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Limerick  (Ireland) native Siobhán O'Brien relocated to the DC metro area in May 2017. Within 5 weeks she had secured an opening slot (for Nick Lowe) at the famed Birchmere Music Hall and had been selected as a North East Regional Folk Alliance (NERFA)  Folk-DJ Showcase Artist by DC radio icon Mary Cliff. Other career highlights for Siobhán include being invited on stage by Bob Dylan (after an impromptu street audition earlier that day), and performing as a guest vocalist for the Chieftains at Boston Symphony Hall. 

Siobhán’s new album was recorded in Austin  with producers John Bush and Matt Hubbard  (Edie Brickell & The New Bohemians).

“You Can’t Run Out Of Love” is scheduled to be released- January 2020."


Paddy Moloney (The Chieftains)"A Voice The World Should Hear"
Bono: - Wow!
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JAZZ JAM SESSION IN THE BAR WITH MIKE 'N' IKE
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Sunday 7/19
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 7/22
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. 








STEPHANIE TRICK AND PAOLO ALDERIGHI: CLASSIC JAZZ IN FOUR HANDS
$15.00
Thursday 7/23
6:00 pm
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With their wide spectrum of styles (both in piano solo and in four-hands) Stephanie Trick and Paolo Alderighi will cover about 50 years of jazz piano history, from stride piano to swing, from ragtime to blues and boogie woogie. The repertoire will also include some of their fresh interpretations of classics from Tin Pan Alley and from the Golden Age of Broadway and Hollywood.

Stephanie Trick and Paolo Alderighi keep the legacy of classic jazz piano alive with their piano solos and brilliant four-hands piano arrangements. Their duo project is an evening of pure entertainment!

Pioneers in the use of four-hands piano in jazz, Stephanie Trick and Paolo Alderighi have earned widespread success with their arrangements of classics from the stride piano, ragtime, and boogie woogie repertoires, as well as from the swing era and the Great American Songbook. They have performed across the United States, Europe, and Japan, winning the acclaim of critics and fans alike. Blending impeccable technique and mature musicality with humor and showmanship, they are considered the most engaging piano duo dedicated to the repertoire of classic jazz.

Stephanie (from St. Louis), a leading exponent of stride piano, and Paolo (from Milan), one of Italy’s foremost jazz pianists, met at a piano festival in Switzerland in 2008. Three years later, they started to collaborate on a four-hands piano project dedicated to classic jazz, preparing arrangements of songs from the swing era, as well as drawing from the ragtime and blues repertoire. Following the release of their first album, Two for One (2012), they have been invited to perform widely in the United States, Europe, and Japan. A second CD,Sentimental Journey (2014), shows Stephanie and Paolo’s commitment to the formula of four-hands duets on one piano, rarely used in jazz. Their partnership continued with Double Trio Live 2015 and Double Trio Always (2016), recorded in the piano trio setting, but with two pianists instead of one. In 2018, they released their first album on two pianos, Broadway and More.

The husband-and-wife duo has performed in a variety of venues, including the Gilmore Keyboard Festival, Jazz at Filoli, the Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix, the Kobe Jazz Street Festival in Japan, the London Jazz Festival, the Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival, the Ascona Jazz Festival in Switzerland, the Silkeborg Riverboat Jazz Festival in Denmark, the Bohém Ragtime & Jazz Festival in Hungary, Teatro Dal Verme Milano, Jazzland in Vienna, Jazz Bistro in Toronto, and other jazz clubs.


“I love to hear Stephanie and Paolo together. They are an inspiration. Such sympatico! Such back-and-forth! Individually they are marvelous musicians—we’ve known that, but together they play 4-handed stride as it’s never been done. Brava, bravo!”

– Dick Hyman

 “They blend humour and showmanship with impeccable technique and mature musicality” 

– William Pemberton

 

“Their playing is very complementary and mutually inspiring with plenty of fireworks along the way” 

– Scott Yanow

 

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THE KAREN GOLDBERG BAND
$20.00
Friday 7/24
6:00 pm
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One college night on a dare, Karen Goldberg played her guitar and sang a Joni Mitchell tune on stage at a downtown Baltimore nightclub. She was hired on the spot. The next year, she finished Towson University with a degree in Phys.Ed, but the music offers kept coming. Six records and hundreds of concerts later, that dareturned into a totally unexpected career. 

Compared to Shawn Colvin by Dirty Linen Magazine and Joni Mitchell  by Washington Post and Baltimore Sun, her voice has been called "a treasure, an instrument that does anything asked of it with seeming ease." Karen's music is an unique blend of contemporary folk with subtle jazz shadings, allowing her to appear in concert with artists as diverse as jazz great Al DiMeola, folk legends Richie Havens, The Kingston Trio, and Tom Paxton, Academy Award winning songwriter Randy Newman, acoustic guitar innovators Michael Hedges and Leo Kottke, pop acts 10,000 Maniacs, The B52's, Julia Fordham, contemporary folk musicians David Wilcox, Karla Bonoff , Susan Werner, Tom Rush, Cheryl Wheeler, The Nields, Livingston Taylor, Tom Chapin, and comedians Carrot Top and Paul Riser. 

The self-managed musician, has appeared at hundreds of colleges, theaters, festivals, performed in concerts across the US, Norway, Denmark, Austria, England, Wales, the Caribbean , Hawaii,and Australia.

Karen's most recent CD, Treading Water (COR006) features the singer-songwriter on acoustic guitar and vocal, Genesis drummer, Chester Thompson, and some of Nashville's top studio musicians, and is available on Spotify.com or cdbaby.com/cd/karengoldberg

Although she stopped touring 20 years ago, she was coaxed out of retirement to form a modern version of KGB (The Karen Goldberg Band) consisting of Gary Frahm (lead guitar,) Mark Towles (keyboards,) Bobby Peters (bass,) and Mike Kanter (drums.)

In addition to performing, Karen teaches guitar and voice out of her Reisterstown studio. She also is an accomplished potter, with a successful website, karengoldberg1.etsy.com, where she sells her wares.

 








JAZZ JAM SESSION IN THE BAR WITH MIKE 'N' IKE
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Sunday 7/26
7:00 pm
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Sunday 8/02
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.








BETH MCDONALD AND JOE HOLT IN "HOME"
$20.00
Saturday 8/08
6:00 pm
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A songwriter from the time she could climb onto a piano bench, Beth McDonald was nearly 30 years old before she was willing to try to sing by herself in front of anyone - baptized by fire, so to speak, by becoming the lead singer for the nationally acclaimed DC area New Legacy Jazz Band, where she worked with her accompanist Joe Holt, who has enjoyed a 40-year career as a soloist and touring artist. Together, they perform at historic theaters, cabarets, churches, and festivals, covering music from various genres, such as gospel, blues, pop standards, and some contemporary material as well as Beth’s compositions, which fall into several of those categories. To them, sharing time on the stage is home, and they welcome you into that space. Come and make yourselves at home!








JAZZ JAM SESSION IN THE BAR WITH MIKE 'N' IKE
$0.00
Sunday 8/09
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.








TIME FOR A CHANGE JAZZ QUARTET
$20.00
Saturday 8/15
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 Todd Gustafson on the piano and synthesizer, Mike Morris on drums and Bill Pachucki on the Upright Bass.  


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JAZZ JAM SESSION IN THE BAR WITH MIKE 'N' IKE
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Sunday 8/16
7:00 pm
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Sunday 8/23
7:00 pm
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Sunday 8/30
7:00 pm
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Sunday 9/06
7:00 pm
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Sunday 9/13
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 9/16
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: LAURETTE HANKINS-O'CONNELL IN "BODACIOUSLY BROADWAY"
$15.00
Saturday 9/19
12:00 pm
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Laurette Hankins-O’Connell presents Bodaciously Broadway, a rollicking, affectionate, and occasionally irreverent salute to musical theater. This exuberant “backstage tour” includes bodacious and poignant songs, cherry- picked from more than seven decades of Broadway’s best shows.  Buckle your seatbelt and enjoy many of your favorite show tunes with Laurette and terrific pianist and duet partner Anita O’Connor!

This is a matinee performance. Doors open at noon for pre-show dining and the performance begins at 1pm.


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

 

REVIEW from CABARET SCENES Magazine, June 2016: “Hankins-O’Connell has an offhanded charm and forged a solid connection with the audience.  She is an effective comedienne, and did a stellar job in wringing out laughs from “My Mother’s Wedding Day” (Brigadoon).  Her patter was well-crafted, wittily providing interesting insights in the transition from stage to cinema of the works she was saluting.” -- Michael Miyazaki







PAUL TEIE WITH MAT LANE IN "SONGS MY FATHER TAUGHT ME"
$15.00
Sunday 9/20
5:00 pm
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I was blessed by growing up in a musical home in which we all sang, and music suffused our days.  My Dad, Ernie, now 92 and still with us and singing, instilled in me a love of music and of song.  This cabaret is dedicated to him and includes many of the songs he taught me from a very young age, as well as a few songs I discovered thru the years having been taught by him to respect music of all kinds. I know you will enjoy this varied and loving survey of a life in song.  








JAZZ JAM SESSION IN THE BAR WITH MIKE 'N' IKE
$0.00
Sunday 9/20
7:00 pm
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Sunday 9/27
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.








A SPECIAL EVENING WITH HOLLAND & COOTS
$20.00
Thursday 10/01
6:00 pm
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Exciting, exhilarating, and exhausting!" is probably the best (and most alliterative) way to describe the jazz duo of Holland & Coots.  Brian Holland and Danny Coots began performing together in 2010 after spending decades individually on the jazz and ragtime circuits honing their skills on piano and drums, respectively.  Since joining forces, they've been on a mission to introduce audiences all over the world to their style of music and fun.  With a delightful mix of jazz, blues, stride, boogie, pop, and ragtime, Holland & Coots have created something for every musical taste. 


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








WOMEN 2020: YASMIN WILLIAMS
$13.00
Thursday 10/08
6:00 pm
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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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JAZZ JAM SESSION IN THE BAR WITH MIKE 'N' IKE
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Sunday 10/11
7:00 pm
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Sunday 10/18
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 10/21
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. 








WYATT EDMONDSON
$10.00
Thursday 10/22
6:00 pm
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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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CHARISMA WOOTEN IN "AN EVENING OF ECLECTIC SONGS"
$25.00
Saturday 10/24
6:00 pm
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“The performer’s name and title [says] it all – a mix of interesting material delivered with panache.

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

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."

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JAZZ JAM SESSION IN THE BAR WITH MIKE 'N' IKE
$0.00
Sunday 10/25
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.








WOMEN 2020: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ELLA FITZGERALD W/ SCAT SINGER IVA JEAN AMBUSH
$15.00
Saturday 10/31
6:00 pm
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 "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
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Sunday 11/01
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.








AN EVENING WITH THE LARRY BROWN QUARTET
$20.00
Saturday 11/07
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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JAZZ JAM SESSION IN THE BAR WITH MIKE 'N' IKE
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Sunday 11/08
7:00 pm
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Sunday 11/15
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 11/18
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. 








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








THE OLD PART OF TOWN
$10.00 - $12.00
Saturday 11/28
6:00 pm
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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
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Sunday 11/29
7:00 pm
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Sunday 12/06
7:00 pm
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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. 








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








WOMEN 2020: 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).

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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.”

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GIFT CERTIFICATE
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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.