Monday, April 4, 2011



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

Wednesday, April 6, 8 PM
clip_image001Randy Weston's African Rhythms Quartet Celebrates Randy’s 85th birthday at the Walters Arts Museum Graham Auditorium
TICKETS: $35 general/$30 Walters Art Museum Members and An die Musik Live members/$20 students with valid ID

NEA Jazz Master Randy Weston brings his African Rhythms Quartet: Randy Weston, piano; Alex Blake, bass; Neil Clarke, African percussion; TK Blue, alto sax and flute

After contributing six decades of musical direction and genius, Randy Weston remains one of the world's foremost pianists and composers today, a true innovator and visionary. Langston Hughes proclaimed that when Randy plays, "a combination of strength and gentleness, virility and velvet emerges from the keys."

Post-concert book and CD signing, with a birthday cake and wine to celebrate Randy’s birthday. This event is presented by An die Musik Live!

Thursday, April 7, 4-6 PM
Improvisation & Composition in Creative Music: Being Your Own Teacher
with Jen Shyu
TICKETS: $10 ($5 with student ID)

Open to all instrumentalists & vocalists

Thursday, April 7, 8 PM
JEN SHYU Solo: Inner Chapters
with special guest Dave Ballou on trumpet

Known mostly for her revolutionary improvisational singing with saxophonist-composer Steve Coleman & Five Elements, jazz vocalist-composer-multi-instrumentalist-dancer Jen Shyu will perform her groundbreaking solo project Inner Chapters: multi-lingual, original song improvisations which range from mysteriously dark to sensuously ecstatic for solo voice, piano, dance, er hu, Taiwanese moon lute and East Timorese lakado, followed by duets with consummate trumpeter Dave Ballou.

Friday, April 8, 8 & 9:30 PM
TICKETS: $12/$5 students
Eric Byrd, piano; Eric Wheeler, bass; Eric Kennedy, drums (An die Musik Live Jazz Artist-in-Residence)

Saturday, April 9, 10 AM
With Eric Kennedy


Saturday, April 9, 8 PM
CONTEMPORARY classical guitar duo
Tracy Anne Smith & Rob McDonald
$20 adults, includes CD; $10 Peabody Students with valid ID, includes CD; $10 all other students with valid ID. CD sold separately.

Post-concert CD signing and wine reception.

A dedicated new voice in the contemporary music world, ChromaDuo vigorously develops and presents some of today's most evocative, lyrical and exhilarating music. With two classical guitars, Tracy Anne Smith and Rob MacDonald unveil refreshing and innovative programs of new works by some of the most exciting composers of our time.

Sunday, April 10, 7 PM
Mike & Aleksi Glick: GENERATIONS
TICKETS: $10 general/$7 students

Mike and Aleksi are a father and son guitar and songwriting duo that has been in the making for many years.

Mike has toured both solo and with his ensemble, in the USA and abroad in Europe, the Caribbean and Asia. Pete Seeger has called Mike “one of the best songwriters going.”

Aleksi is in his final year of jazz guitar studies at the Peabody Conservatory, where he holds the Charlie Byrd Memorial Scholarship. He has studied with such world class jazz guitarists as Paul Bollenback, Vic Juris and Ron Jackson, and has taken master classes with Pat Martino, Lage Lund and Jon Abercrombie, among others. He recently co-composed the music for Creepersin’s feature film The Brothers Cannibal, due for spring release.

Monday, April 11, 8 PM
TICKETS: $9 adults and $5 students

TRUMPETS: Don Junker / Frank Gorecki / Chris Hutton / David James / John Lamkin

TROMBONES: Greg Boyer / Charlie Doherty / Tedd Wilson / Jeff Danchenko / Bernard Robier

SAXOPHONES: Eric Wetzel Alto 1 / Jack Sharretts Alto 2 / Tom Crawford Tenor 1 / Bob Krieger Tenor 2 / Sam Fine Bari

PIANO: Phil Heiliger / BASS: Ann Marlowe / GUITAR: Jough Loosmore /
DRUMS: Steve Ashcraft

Hank Levy came of age in the 1940s, when big bands crisscrossed the country playing one-nighters and when people in Baltimore and other cities regularly went out dancing in nightclubs and ballrooms. There were many excellent bands in the area staffed by musicians in the armed forces, and musicians and ideas circulated freely among these groups. Levy was part of this milieu (he attended the Navy School of Music during his three-year hitch) and took full advantage of it in his later career as a teacher, composer and bandleader.

The Hank Levy Legacy Band will also perform on July 11, 2011!