Monday, March 21, 2011



MusikNOW Concerts at An die Musik LIVE!
A Classical, Jazz & World Music Concert Venue
409 N. Charles Street, Baltimore

Friday, March 25, 8 & 9:30 PM
Michael Raitzyk Group: Contemporary Klezmer/Jewish Music
: $10
Todd Marcus, bass clarinet; Jeff Reed, bass; Michael Raitzyk, guitar; Mike Kuhl, drums; Ben Frock, trumpet

Michael Raitzyk has been one of the top jazz guitarists in the Baltimore-Washington area. Acclaimed for his solid rhythm chops and improvisatory imagination, Raitzyk has played with everyone from Pepper Adams and Mel Torme to Clifford Jordan and Bill Hardman. Raitzyk's versatility has allowed him to play in a variety of settings—from solo recitals to bop combos to big-band dates. Raitzyk, who is a member of of Charm City Klezmer, will be exploring Klezmer/Jewish music in an open/contemporary setting with this group of popular local artists.

Saturday, March 26, 8 & 9:30 PM
Benny Russell Trio featuring Greg Hatza & Robert Shahid
Benny Russell, saxophone; Greg Hatza, Hammond B-3 Organ; Robert Shahid, drums

Over the past few years, Benny Russell was commissioned to write a Jazz score for Zora Neale Hurson’s play Cold Keener, and became chair of the Maryland Conservatory of Music Jazz Department. He is currently signed to Arabesque Records, working on his second release, Miracles, which features James Spaulding, Cecil Bridgewater and many other luminaries.

Sunday, March 27, 4 PM
Sarah McKittrick Sethi, Bassoon & Members of the Ensemble Àventure

present the Chamber Music of American Composers William Holab & Allan Blank
TICKETS: Free admission; $10 suggested donation. 
Post-concert wine reception.

Sarah McKittrick Sethi, Bassoon
Hsiao-Ying Lin, Piano
Letitia Nyirjesy, Violin
Jackie Pollauf, Harp
David Anderson, Horn
Gleb Kanasevich, Clarinet
Elizabeth Honeyman, Oboe
Elena Yakovleva, Flute
Charlene Kluegel, Violin
Robin Fay Massie, Viola
Mia Barcia-Colombo, Cello
Edward Leaf, Bass

Park at the Franklin Street Garage (at the corner of Charles & Franklin Streets) for just $2 on evenings and weekends. You must pick up a voucher at An die Musik to receive the discounted rate.