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
Postponed

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
Postponed

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
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 12/16
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. 








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
Postponed

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.