Monday, September 24, 2018

“’NIGHT, MOTHER” OPENS SEPT. 28 @ THE STRAND THEATER CO.

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Directed by Anne Hammontree

WHEN: September 28 - October 14; Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm
WHERE
: 5426 Harford Road, Baltimore MD 21214
(443) 874-4917
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“On a seemingly normal evening, we meet Thelma Cates (Mama), an aging mother and widow who lives with her daughter, Jessie. Jessie is the divorced mother of a hoodlum son, who—unsatisfied and depressed—struggles with life as an unemployed epileptic. On this night, Jessie comes into the room asking her mother about the whereabouts of her father’s old revolver. When Jessie finds it in the attic, she confesses to her mother that she is going to kill herself. Tonight.” (stageagent.com)

‘Night, Mother is a taut and fluid drama that addresses different emotions and special relations. By one of America's most talented playwrights, this play won the Dramatists Guild's prestigious Hull-Warriner Award, four Tony nominations, the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, and the Pulitzer Prize in 1983.” (amazon.com)

Meet The Cast!

Part of Strand Theater Company's mission is to showcase the theatrical work of those who identify as women in the Baltimore community. We're thrilled to introduce you to two talented women today!

Andrea Bush will play the role of Jessie Cates in 'Night Mother, the opening production of our 11th season. Andrea is a triple threat- an actor, a singer, and a director who also happens to live in the neighborhood! She counts Emma's Tea Spot and Silver Queen Cafe as two of her favorite spots in Hamilton.

She also once sneezed and sprained her ankle!

Andrea loves this play because "The topics of mental illness and suicide are usually approached with such a heavy hand or so steeped in stereotypes that they are outright insulting to anyone who lives with this reality.[Playwright] Marsha Norman takes a dire subject and approaches it as "a day in the life." These are just two people, trying to get by the best way they know how."

Kathryn Falcone will be playing the role of Thelma Cates in 'Night, Mother. Kathryn is a veteran of Baltimore theater and counts William Shakespeare, Kathy Bates, and the musical A Chorus Line as some of her biggest theatrical influences. She also makes the BEST popcorn you'll ever taste!

Kathryn wants you to see 'Night, Mother because "Subject matter that makes you uncomfortable, that challenges your hard-set views is important. It slaps us into an awakening that wouldn’t have been there before."

Fabulous Monthly Music at the Eubie Blake Cultural Center

Free parking Saturdays and Sundays across the street at the University of Maryland Hospital Garage. (Entrance on Madison Avenue)

WHERE: The Eubie Blake Cultural Center | 847 North Howard Street, Baltimore
TICKETS for all Eubie Live Music Series shows, $15/adv and $30/door

Purchase HERE

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Trombone Legend Craig Harris Performs with his Quintet Next Saturday, Sept. 22

A Classical, Jazz & World Music Concert Venue
409 N Charles Street
Baltimore MD  21201
www.andiemusiklive.com
Buy tickets online at www.instantseats.com
Or by calling us as (410) 385-2638

Craig Harris Quintet

WHEN: Saturday, September 22 - 8 & 9:30 pm
TICKETS
: $25 in advance/$28 at door /$10 full-time students with ID

Calvin Jones, bass
Russell Carter, drums
Yoichi  Uzeki, piano
Jay Rodriguez, reeds
Craig Harris, trombone

When Craig Harris exploded onto the jazz scene in 1976, he brought the entire history of the jazz trombone with him.  From the growling gutbucket intensity of early New Orleans music through the refined, articulate improvisation of the modern era set forth by J.J. Johnson, and into the confrontational expressionism of the ’60s avant-garde, Craig handled the total vernacular the way a skilled orator utilizes the spoken word.

He has performed with a veritable Who’s Who of progressive jazz’ most important figures – including Sun Ra, Cecil Taylor, Sam Rivers, Abdullah Ibrahim,  Jaki Byard, Muhal Richard Abrams, David Murray, Henry Threadgill, Lester Bowie, The WORLD Saxophone Quartet, The Roots, RAKIM and the list goes on and on – his own projects displayed both a unique sense of concept and a total command of the sweeping expanse of  musical expression. And it’s those two qualities that have dominated Craig’s past 15 years of activity, bringing him far beyond the confines of the jazz world and into the sphere of multimedia and performance art as composer, performer, conceptualist, curator and artistic director. Projects like, Souls Within the Veil, composed to commemorate the centennial of W. E. B.  Du Bois’  The Souls of Black Folk.  Brown Butterfly, a multi-media work based on the movement of Muhamed Ali with video, dance, and music. God’s Trombones, based on James Weldon Johnson’s classic collection of poems that refigure inspirational sermons by itinerant Negro preachers.

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Monday, September 17, 2018

20th Annual High Zero Festival :: Three city tour :: CHI•NYC•BAL

Special 20th Anniversary High Zero Tour!

CHI 9/14-15 • NYC 9/19-20 • BAL 9/28-29

Three cities, 24 wildly diverse sets of experimental improvised music. All entirely new collaborations!

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SEXUAL MISCONDUCT, ABUSE OF POWER TO BE DISCUSSED AT MICA's ANNUAL CONSTITUTION DAY EVENT

Maryland Institute College of Art | 1300 W Mt. Royal Avenue | Baltimore, Maryland 21217 | www.mica.edu

SEXUAL MISCONDUCT AND ABUSE OF POWER

MICA and the ACLU of Maryland-sponsored discussion will feature Carolee Schneemann, Monica Ramirez, Kalima Young

WHEN: Thursday, Sept. 20, from 7-9 p.m.
WHERE:
Falvey Hall, located within the Brown Center at 1301 Mount Royal Ave.
ADMISSION: free

Carolee Schneemann, a nationally recognized visual artist who is credited with transforming the definition of art, especially as it relates to the body, sexuality and gender, will headline the panel discussion of this year’s programming around Constitution Day.

The free event, sponsored by the MICA and the ACLU of Maryland, commemorates the holiday (September 17) with panels and commentary on contemporary issues in politics, government, civic engagement and activism.

This year’s forum, entitled Taking Liberties: Sexual Misconduct and Abuse of Power in the age of #metoo will be an intersectional discussion on Women’s Rights that ties together threads about sexual harassment, reproductive rights, the rights of all women – lesbian, transgender, women of color, immigrant women and more.

“We are witnessing an unprecedented attack on women’s rights from a variety of angles,” said Constitution Day organizer and MICA Humanistic Studies faculty member Firmin DeBrabander.  “Abortion rights are increasingly threatened at the state level, and may be upended altogether by new Supreme Court justices; the #metoo movement has gained steam, exposing the pervasive sexual harassment that women are subjected to; and immigrant women are rudely separated from their children—who are locked in cages.”

Alongside Schneemann, this year’s panel will also include labor activist and civil rights attorney Monica Ramirez, and scholar-activist Kalima Young. The discussion will be moderated by Sheri Parks, MICA’s Vice President for Strategic Initiatives.

About the Constitution Day participants:

CAROLEE SCHNEEMANN

Carolee Schneemann, multidisciplinary artist. The history of her work is characterized by research into archaic visual traditions, pleasure wrested from suppressive taboos, the body of the artist in dynamic relationship with the social body. Her work has been shown at the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art; Whitney Museum of American Art; Museum of Modern Art, NYC; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; National Film Theatre, London; San Francisco Cinematheque; Anthology Film Archives, N.Y.

MÓNICA RAMÍREZ

Mónica Ramírez, co-founder and president of Alianza Nactional de Campesinas, has dedicated more than two decades to the eradication of gender-based violence and the promotion of gender equity, specifically on behalf of Latinas and farmworker and immigrant women. She holds a B.A from Loyola University in Chicago, a Juris Doctorate from The Ohio State University, and a Masters in Public Administration from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. In addition to her role at NHLA, Mónica also serves as the Director of Gender Equality and Trabajadoras’ Empowerment for the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement.

KALIMA YOUNG

Kalima Young is a lecturer who teaches Principles of Film and Media Production, African American Cinema and Gender in Film, a videographer and writer.  She is also a Ph.D. candidate in American Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park.  Her research explores what it means in contemporary America to be Black and to be the subject of and witness to ongoing violence against Black bodies. Young has written, produced and directed two feature length films as well as several short form videos including, It Gets Better, Baltimore, a collection of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender testimonials addressing teen bullying and suicide prevention.

Established in 2005, Constitution Day continues the MICA’s tradition of leadership in raising and exploring important political issues.

                                                                                         
Founded in 1826, Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) is the oldest continuously degree-granting college of art and design in the nation. The College enrolls over 3,000 undergraduate, graduate and continuing studies students from 49 states and 65 countries in fine arts, design, electronic media, art education, liberal arts, and professional studies degree and non-credit programs. With art and design programs ranked in the top ten by U.S. News and World Report, MICA is pioneering interdisciplinary approaches to innovation, research, and community and social engagement. Alumni and programming reach around the globe, even as MICA remains a cultural cornerstone in the Baltimore/Washington region, hosting hundreds of exhibitions and events annually by students, faculty and other established artists.

Enhance Your Experience: “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” @ Center Stage

WHEN: September 13–October 14
WHERE:
Center Stage, 700 N. Calvert St., Baltimore

Getting to know Brick and Maggie (in real life)
Real-life newlywed actors, Stephanie Gibson and Andrew Pastides, are playing opposite each other in our production of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Baltimore Style recently asked them about playing this famously contentious couple. Learn more.

Buy online or call the Box Office at 410.332.0033. Box Office phone hours are Tuesday through Sunday, noon to 6pm.

Watch one Southern family teetering on the edge of collapse as they wrestle with deception and resentment. Morality, greed, and desire play across the stage in this explosive drama about what can happen when illusions begin to unravel. How long can tensions build in a house boiling over with uncertainty, secrets, and maybe even love? LEARN MORE

Meet the Actors hosted by Greg and Gina from Today’s 101.9 (Fri, Sep 21 8pm)
We provide a casual atmosphere to chat with the cast after the show. Ask them your questions and get some autographs! BOOK TICKETS



AfterThoughts (Sun, Sep 30 | Thu, Oct 4)
Check out one of our AfterThoughts discussions led by our Artistic team on select Thursday evening (7:30pm) and Sunday matinee (2pm) performances

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Front and Center with Dr. Sheri Parks (Thu, Sep 27)
Following the performance, join us for a lively discussion exploring the play in its context, led by scholar and community voice, cultural commentator (WYPR-NPR) Dr. Sheri Parks. LEARN MORE


Together at the Table (Sat, Oct 13)
Families enjoy a family day to remember, including a meal and a discussion with Baltimore Center Stage actors before the 2pm matinee show.

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FREE CENTER STAGE OPEN HOUSE THIS COMING SATURDAY

Backstage @ BCS

Join Us Next Weekend for Backstage at Baltimore Center Stage!

WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 22, from 10am to 1pm
WHERE:
Center Stage, 700 North Calvert Street, Baltimore
ADMISSION: FREE

Families, children, and theatergoers of all ages are invited to sneak a peek behind the scenes at what goes into creating and presenting world class productions and enjoy activities themed towards our 2018/19 shows. Receive exclusive ticket deals, tour the scene, props and costume shops, and learn more about all the wonderful things Baltimore Center Stage has to offer!

Special ticket prices will ONLY be available during this event—don’t miss it!

BackstageActivities include:

Acting & Dance Workshops
Play-themed Activities & Crafts
Live Music
Write-Right-Now Playwriting
Backstage Tours
And More!

Check our website for updates and a schedule of events. Activities are subject to change.

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

COMING SUN, SEP 23, 11am and 1pm

Join us Sunday, Sep 23 at 11am or 1pm for The Wizard of Oz! Rediscover the joy of following the yellow brick road with Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tinman, and the Cowardly Lion as they travel through a reimagined world of Oz. Tickets just $20!

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Three Days of Improvised Jazz this Wednesday-Friday @ AN DIE MUSIK LIVE!

A Classical, Jazz & World Music Concert Venue
409 N Charles Street
Baltimore MD  21201
www.andiemusiklive.com
Buy tickets online at www.instantseats.com
Or by calling us as (410) 385-2638

Daniel Levin/Tony Malaby/Randy Peterson
WHEN: Wednesday, Sept 19  - 8 pm
TICKETS
: $20 in advance/$23 at door/$10 full-time students with ID
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Daniel Levin, cello

“One of the instrument's most brilliant contemporary practitioners.” (The Wire)
Tony Malaby, saxophones

“A hero of today’s improvised music scene.” (Jazztimes)
Randy Peterson, drums

“A rhythm prophet.” (All About Jazz)

Three innovative improvisers, engaging in collective free playing that traverses both ferocious and introspective aspects of their dialogue with tremendous technical skill and highly creative strategies.

Dan Weiss Starebaby
WHEN: Thursday, Sept 20 -8 & 9:30 pm
TICKETS:
$25 in advance/$28 at door/$10 full-time students with ID
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Trevor Dunn - bass
Matt Mitchell - piano
Ben Monder - guitar
Craig Taborn - synth
Dan Weiss - drums

Starebaby is the upshot of drummer Dan Weiss’s long-running dream to bring together some of the most accomplished players on the jazz scene to play music that combines jazz with the power of heavy metal and electronic new music.

As with his two critically-acclaimed previous releases -- “Fourteen,” which was named one of the best releases of 2014 by The New York Times, and “Sixteen: Drummers Suite,”—Starebaby is a decidedly original work that is largely without precedence, reflecting the power of conviction coming from a single, brimming wellspring.

Joel Harrison CD Release Concert
WHEN: Friday, Sept 21 - 8 & 9:30 pm
TICKETS:
$20 advance/23 door/$10 student
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Brooklyn-based guitarist Joel Harrison releases Angel Band, the third CD in a series where Country and Appalachian music is recast in a modern jazz context.

Joel Harrison: guitars, voice
Anthony Pirog: guitar
Jerome Harris: bass
Jeremy Clemons: drums

In 2003 and 2004 Harrison recorded Free Country and So Long Second Street on the ACT label, marking him one of the most distinctive voices in contemporary music. He now revisits this concept with Angel Band, enormously diverse and imaginative arrangements of timeless tunes by Bill Monroe, Bob Wills, Olabelle Reed, Johnny Cash, and more. Each song bears a unique imprint, wherein Country, African rhythms, R&B, avant garde, rock and psychedelia all beautifully conjoin. The band is a "who's who" of the modern jazz scene.

MUSICAL EVENTS THIS WEEK @ PEABODY

On Friday, September 21, at 7:30 pm, the Peabody Symphony Orchestra will open the Peabody 2018-19 concert season. Assistant Conductor Hilo Carriel, the BSO-Peabody Conducting Fellow, will lead Richard Wagner’s Overture to Rienzi. Ruth Blaustein Rosenberg Artistic Director of Ensembles Joseph Young (pictured) will then take the podium for Carl Nielsen’s Clarinet Concerto, Op. 57, featuring faculty artist and clarinetist Alexander Fiterstein, a first prize winner at the Carl Nielsen International Clarinet Competition. Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No. 3 in A minor, Op. 44, finishes the program.

This concert, in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall, will be free. Reserve advance tickets online or by calling the box office at 667-208-6620.

EVENTS THIS WEEK

Tuesday, September 18, 7:00 pm

Peabody partners with the Church of the Redeemer to present a conversation with Peabody Director of Graduate Conducting and Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Music Director Marin Alsop. As America celebrates Leonard Bernstein’s centennial year, Alsop will speak about Bernstein’s mentorship and influence on her life and career and preview Peabody’s October 26 performance of Bernstein’s iconic MASS. The event, at 5603 North Charles Street in Baltimore, is free and open to the public.

Friday, September 21, 12:30 pm

Now on Fridays, at 12:30 pm, this week's free recital in Leith Symington Griswold Hall will be presented by the Vocal Studies Department. Jared Hancock, baritone, and Monica Daly, piano, will perform selections from Franz Schubert’s Schwanengesang. Sijuan Hou, soprano, and Chia-Yu Tsai, piano, will perform Three Dickinson Songs by André Previn. Lorenzo Zapata, baritone, and Tim Jones, piano, will perform Jacques Ibert’s Chansons de Don Quichotte. Tess Ottinger, soprano, and SooJung Kim, piano, will perform “Anne Boleyn” from Libby Larsen’s Try Me Good King; “Ach, ich fühl’s” from W.A. Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte; and “Di quai soavi lagrime” from Gaetano Donizetti’s Poliuto.

Sunday, September 23, 12:00 pm

Peabody will host its second annual College Fair, welcoming a number of top universities and conservatories who will meet with students and their families. Registration is free. Visit peabody.jhu.edu/collegefair for more information.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Tuesday, September 25, 7:30 pm

Qing Li, violin, and Alexander Shtarkman, piano

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Thursday, September 27, 7:30 pm

Peabody Chamber Orchestra

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Friday, September 28, 7:30 pm

Colin Carr, cello

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Saturday, September 29, 7:30 pm

Peabody Wind Ensemble

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Monday, October 1, 7:30 pm

Sean Jones Band

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Wednesday, October 3, 7:30 pm

ETHEL Quartet: Cabaret

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Thursday, October 4, 7:30 pm

ETHEL Quartet

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The full calendar of events at Peabody, including all Conservatory student recitals, can be found at peabody.jhu.edu/events. For other events featuring Peabody performers, please visit our Peabody Institute Concerts Facebook page

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Fashion Umbrella Foundation September Events - Are You Attending?

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ONLY A FEW TIX LEFT FOR “DON GIOVANNI” BY THE BALTIMORE CONCERT OPERA

WE ONLY HAVE A HANDFUL OF LEFT FOR DON GIOVANNI -
DO YOU HAVE YOURS?

WHEN: Join us on September 28th and 30th as Mozart's unrepentant libertine meets his match in the form of Donna Elvira, Donna Anna and Zerlina. At this writing, we only have 16 tickets left for the Sunday matinee (9/30), but a few more left for opening night on Friday (9/28.)
WHERE: The Engineers Club Ballroom, 11 W Mt Vernon Pl, Baltimore, MD
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Ten years ago, BCO opened its doors with Mozart's dramatic masterpiece, and now we celebrate the opening of our TENTH season with a return to the beginning.  A particularly relevant opera for the Me Too movement, Don Giovanni demonstrates that a rake must ultimately pay for his misdeeds. At the same time, the opera features some of Mozart's most glorious music and is a fitting way to inaugurate BCO's 10th season!

Acclaimed baritone Tobias Greenhalgh (pictured left) stars as the Don, and was just highlighted in Fred Plotkin's "40 under 40: A New Generation of Superb Opera Singers."

Tobias and the rest of the stellar cast will be led by Rachelle Jonck conducting from the piano, returning to us after a spectacular Werther last season.
BCO's Don Giovanni will be a feast for the ears and eyes on our glorious home stage at The Engineers Club. We hope you will be able to join us!

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

COMING UP @ AN DIE MUSIK LIVE!

A Classical, Jazz & World Music Concert Venue
409 N Charles Street
Baltimore MD  21201
www.andiemusiklive.com
Buy tickets online at www.instantseats.com
Or by calling us as (410) 385-2638

Mark Turner/Ethan Iverson: Temporary Kings 
WHEN: Thursday Sept 13 - 8 & 9:30 pm
TICKETS:
$20 advance /$23 door /$10 full time students with ID
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The initial musical connection between saxophonist Mark Turner and pianist Ethan Iverson was made in 1990s jam sessions in New York City, with both going on to individual success -- Iverson in hit trio The Bad Plus and Turner as a solo leader and in such groups as the trio Fly (recording in both capacities for ECM). A decade after their first meeting, the saxophonist and pianist began an association in the Billy Hart Quartet, the two players featuring sympathetically on two widely lauded ECM albums by that band. Now with Temporary Kings -- their debut on record as a duo- - Turner and Iverson explore aesthetic common ground.

Phil Thomas Quintet 
WHEN: Friday Sept 14 - 8 & 9:30 pm
TICKETS
: $20 in advance/$23 at door/$10 full-time students with ID
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Craig Alston, sax
Phillip k Jones II, piano
Mike Graham, bass
Yolanda Thomas, vocalist
Philip Thomas, drums/vocals

From the albums jazz hymns: Faith of our fathers vol. 1&2 3&4. The Philip Thomas quintet has come together to perform some of the more popular and often heard hymns of the church in a straight ahead jazz setting. With help from the pianist and albums producer Phillip K jones II, Baltimore's own Craig Alston and Michael Graham Jr. also special guest vocalist Yolanda Thomas. This is an evening you do not want to miss.

Wan-Chi Su & Ismar Gomes Cello & Piano Recital 
WHEN: Saturday Sept 15 - 2 pm
TICKETS:
$12 in advance/$15 at door/$8 students
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Program
Stravinsky: Suite Italienne for cello and piano
Bach: Sonata for viola da gamba and keyboard No. 3 in G minor, BVW 1029
Manuel de Falla: Suite Populaire Espagnole for cello and piano
Mendelssohn: Cello Sonata No. 2 in D major, Op. 58

After meeting during graduate school at the Peabody Conservatory, Mr. Gomes and Ms. Su began a collaborative relationship that evolved into their Duo, which has been concertizing for nearly a decade. They perform a wide range of music including most of the standard repertoire for cello and piano, as well as lesser known music. In 2015, the Duo premiered a new composition called Fantasy Variations, written for and dedicated to them by New York City based composer, William Weigel. They await completion of a new Sonata being composed for them by Aaron Malone.

A Tribute to Guitarists Charmaine Michelle & the Rodney Kelly Experience 
WHEN: Saturday Sept 15 - 8 & 9:30 pm
TICKETS:
$15 in advance/$18 at door/$10 full-time student with ID
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Charmaine Michelle - Trumpet
Rodney Kelly - Guitar
Tony Lunsford - Bass
Kenny Trusty - Drums

Influenced by guitar greats Grant Green, George Benson and Jimmi Hendrix, Rodney Kelly Sr. a native of Baltimore has played for over 35 years. He was inducted into the 2017 class of the Maryland Music Hall of Fame and has played in The Heritage Art festivals Artscape, The International Jazz fest and 4 movies.

Charmaine Michelle walks in the tradition of Miles Davis while bringing her own style of cool jazz to the band stand. Raised in Northern Virginia, she  studied  jazz at the prestigious Peabody Conservatory, as a recipient of the Noble Levi Jolly Sr. Jazz Scholarship.

Pianist Ben Kim 
WHEN: Sunday Sept 16 - 2 pm
TICKETS:
$15 advance /$18 door /$8 Full time students with ID
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American pianist BEN KIM continues to prove himself an exceptionally gifted musician, through which his performances have gained a burgeoning international reputation for an uncommon integrity and insight. His interpretations have been lauded among critics and audiences alike, especially for their imaginative sensibility and fidelity toward the score. The Süddeutsche Zeitung, Germany’s largest daily paper, commented on a recent concert as “practically euphoric and filled with vitality.”

Elliot Bild & The Zone 
WHEN: Sunday Sept 16 - 6 pm 
TICKETS
: $15 advance /$18 door /$10 full time student
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Michael Hudson Casanova, alto sax
Ben Karp, guitar
James Santangelo, piano
Nick Salcido, bass
Steven Perry, drums
Elliot Bild, trumpet

A newly formed modern jazz group that is known for capturing the intensity and spirit of jazz in true Philadelphia fashion. The Zone is comprised of some of Philly's finest musicians and focuses primarily on the original compositions by it's leader and arrangements of some classic jazz standards.

Monday Jazz Jam
hosted by Alex Meadow and Joshua Espinoza
WHEN: Monday Sept 17 - 7:30 pm
TICKETS:
All seats: $5
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A first-hand look into Baltimore’s thriving jazz scene at this bi-monthly session. The convergence of many of the area’s talented jazz musicians in this intimate listening room sparks fresh and creative sounds. Join us for an evening of unpredictable, imaginative, and electrifying jazz, brought to you by some of the city’s finest players!

Musicians interested in sitting in should reach out to joshua.espinoza@gmail.com so we’ll be expecting you! All are welcome!

With a style rooted in the jazz tradition yet tastefully modern, Josh Espinoza's music reaches audiences of all ages.

New Yorker Alex Meadow is an upright and electric bass player currently residing in the Baltimore/Washington area. His freelance career keeps him in high demand as a jazz/funk/fusion artist.

Nate Hook Standards Sextet 
WHEN: Tuesday Sept 18 - 8 & 9:30 pm
TICKETS
: $12 in advance /$15 at door /$10 full-time student with ID
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Nate Hook, sax
Theljon Allen, trumpet
Savino Palumbo, piano
Mikel Combs, bass
Gusten Rudolph, drums
Chris Barrick, vibes

Born and raised in Texas, Nate Hook’s music embodies the full tone and rich creativity of great horn players from the Lone Star State.  Nate moved to NYC in 2012 and in 2013, he started the band “Progressive Overload,” which released their first album in fall 2016. As a resident of Baltimore, Nate studied with Gary Thomas and earned a performance degree from the Peabody Conservatory.  He has worked in recent years with Ralph Peterson, Alex Norris, Paul Bollenback, and Bob Butta, just to name a few.  In spring 2016, Nate played bass clarinet in Gary Thomas’ “Pariah’s Pariahs” ensemble.

Daniel Levin/Tony Malaby/Randy Peterson 
WHEN: Wednesday Sept 19  - 8 pm
TICKETS
: $20 in advance/$23 at door/$10 full-time students with ID
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Daniel Levin, cello  

“One of the instrument's most brilliant contemporary practitioners.” (The Wire)
Tony Malaby, saxophones
    

“A hero of today’s improvised music scene.” (Jazztimes)
Randy Peterson, drums
  

“A rhythm prophet.” (All About Jazz)

Three innovative improvisers, engaging in collective free playing that traverses both ferocious and introspective aspects of their dialogue with tremendous technical skill and highly creative strategies.

Dan Weiss Starebaby  
WHEN: Thursday Sept 20 -8 & 9:30 pm
TICKETS:
$25 in advance/$28 at door/$10 full-time students with ID
Get Tickets

Trevor Dunn - bass
Matt Mitchell - piano
Ben Monder - guitar
Craig Taborn - synth
Dan Weiss - drums

Starebaby is the upshot of drummer Dan Weiss’s long-running dream to bring together some of the most accomplished players on the jazz scene to play music that combines jazz with the power of heavy metal and electronic new music.

As with his two critically-acclaimed previous releases -- “Fourteen,” which was named one of the best releases of 2014 by The New York Times, and “Sixteen: Drummers Suite,”—Starebaby is a decidedly original work that is largely without precedence, reflecting the power of conviction coming from a single, brimming wellspring.

Joel Harrison CD Release Concert 
WHEN: Friday Sept 21 - 8 & 9:30 pm
TICKETS:
$20 advance/23 door/$10 student
Get Tickets

Brooklyn-based guitarist Joel Harrison releases Angel Band, the third CD in a series where Country and Appalachian music is recast in a modern jazz context.

Joel Harrison: guitars, voice
Anthony Pirog: guitar
Jerome Harris: bass
Jeremy Clemons: drums

In 2003 and 2004 Harrison recorded Free Country and So Long Second Street on the ACT label, marking him one of the most distinctive voices in contemporary music. He now revisits this concept with Angel Band, enormously diverse and imaginative arrangements of timeless tunes by Bill Monroe, Bob Wills, Olabelle Reed, Johnny Cash, and more. Each song bears a unique imprint, wherein Country, African rhythms, R&B, avant garde, rock and psychedelia all beautifully conjoin. The band is a "who's who" of the modern jazz scene.