The Maryland Jazz Piano Trio Presents
WHEN: Thursday, July 21, at 7:30 PMWHERE: Germano’s Trattoria, 300 South High Street, Baltimore
The members of The Maryland Jazz Piano Trio bring their lyrical and highly evolved style to interpretations of material from composers ranging from Jerome Kern to Richie Beirach, as well as performing their original compositions. The trio consists of Harry Appelman on piano, Victor Dvoskin on bass and Dominic Smith on drums.
The Matt Wigler Trio Debuts at the Cabaret
WHEN: Friday, July 22, at 7:30 PMWHERE: Germano’s Trattoria, 300 South High Street, Baltimore
After recent performances at The Kennedy Center and as a Strathmore Music Center Artist-in-Residence, jazz pianist Matt Wigler and his trio bring their unique blend of original music and jazz standards to Germano’s Cabaret. At age 17, Matt has released three CDs and performed nationwide. The Matt Wigler Trio was nominated this year for best jazz group by the Washington Area Music Association (WAMA). “Matt Wigler's music is far beyond his youthful years, very sophisticated, and complex, yet extremely accessible. Look for a very bright future for Mr. Wigler." (Bob Putignano, President, New York Jazz & Blues Society, WFDU host). www.mattwigler
Pam Parker and Jobari Parker-Namdar
"The first time he sang on stage Jobari Parker-Namdar was in 5th grade at Chevy Chase Elementary School." Some time later "he sang an operatic aria in a recital at the Duke Ellington School of the Arts." The Howard University graduate "has been center stage ever since. Last spring his performance in the Stephen Schwartz Project at MetroStage was deemed 'one of the most auspicious debuts of the theater season.' by Washington Post critic Peter Marks. "A music and theater major Parker-Namdar also sings in concert with his mother, Pam Parker. The duo has appeared at Blues Alley and Signature theater's Cabaret."—Washingtonian Magazine's List of Rising Stars.
Pam began her career singing at ubiquitous peace and justice rallies in her native Washington, DC, and since then has performed Blues, Swing, Jazz R & B and Folk with a seven-piece band. She has become a fixture on national progressive and local jazz radio and has a reputation for sweet soulful vocals. She and her band mates have played at Blues Alley, Signature Theater, Twins, Bangkok Blues and other venues of note in the DC area. She has also performed at the New School and the Community Church in New York; Little Ochi Hideout in Richmond; the World Cultural Center in North Carolinas; at the Evergreen Arts and Humanities concert series in Ohio and in Los Angeles. She has also performed at a birthday tribute to Pete Seeger in Memphis, TN and for the Congressional Black Caucus at the Washington Convention Center. She was a lead in a Jazz Opera entitled the Forgotten and is currently producing her 4th CD - Lemonade. Dirty Linen Magazine wrote that “Parker has a big voice, but can also whisper a sweet lullaby.” www.pamparker.com
Trio Caliente Debuts at the Cabaret!
With vocals in Spanish, Portuguese, Catalan, and English set to a wide array of Latin grooves, Trio Caliente's sound is reminiscent of The Gipsy Kings, Buena Vista Social Club, Strunz & Farah, and Jobim— but with a flavor all their own.
Trio Caliente's musicians have performed throughout the U.S. and in Spain, South America, Central America and the Middle East. From diplomatic tours with the U.S. Department of State to Inaugural balls, Trio Caliente has collectively performed for such prominent figures as President Bill Clinton, Senators John Kerry and Bob Dole, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Secretaries of State Henry Kissinger and Condoleezza Rice, and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke.
Sharing the stage throughout the years with Jazz legends like Charlie Byrd, Keter Betts, and McCoy Tyner to Salsa superstars Jerry Rivera and Luis Enrique, members of Trio Caliente have also performed and recorded with Grammy-nominated jazz flautist, Nestor Torres, Latin Grammy-winner, Raul Jaurena, Shahin and Sepehr (Virgin/Higher Octave), and David Hidalgo of "Los Lobos."
Gia Mora in
LAUGH IT UP, FUNNY GIRL
Direct from Ford's Theatre in Washington, DC, actor-vocalist Gia Mora returns to Germano's with her cabaret, LAUGH IT UP, FUNNY GIRL. Digital surveillance, online dating and an iPod shuffle of American songs come together in this highly caffeinated evening of music and storytelling about love and life in the age of the Internet. Composer Charlie Barnett accompanies on piano and shares three of his original tunes.
"Superb acting... luxuriate in her jazz stylings."—Karen Shod
"Delightful... hilarious."—Washington Post
"Lucille Ball-like comic timing."—DC Theatre Scene