Tuesday, September 20, 2011



MusikNOW Concerts at An die Musik LIVE!
A Classical, Jazz & World Music Concert Venue
409 N. Charles Street, Baltimore MD 21201

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Jazz vocalist Heidi Martin with Larry Willis Trio

WHEN: Friday, September 23, 8 & 9:30 PM
TICKETS: $15/$10 students

Larry Willis, piano; Steve Novasol, bass; Kahlil Kwame Bell, percussion

“Heidi Martin's voice has a heavy Rickie Lee Jones bottom with a suggestion of Joni Mitchell and Betty Carter and just a hint of Janis Joplin in the finish." - All About Jazz

A passionate and raw songstress, vocalist/composer Heidi Martin makes each song her own. Her socially conscious compositions challenge the listener to hear with an introspective ear. A Washington D.C. native who studied music at the University of the District of Columbia with Professor Calvin Jones and continued privately with drummer/vocalist Grady Tate, Martin credits the legend with helping her find her "voice" as an artist.

Martin is a sensitive vocalist who delivers lyrics in an intimate mood on ballads and can be at once; open and intense yet deliberate on medium swing. In the words of Vanessa Rubin, "soaring soulful riffs, bending notes, and high notes that are so focused so right, they ring! It's a wonderful experience for the listener!"

Contemporary Arts Inc. in collaboration with An die Musik LIVE presents
Carl Grubbs Ensemble with Reggie Workman
Saturday, September 24, 8 & 9:30 PM
TICKETS: $20/$18 students & seniors

Carl Grubbs, saxophones; Richard Johnson, piano; Reggie Workman, bass; Eric Allen, drums

Reggie Workman has long been one of the most technically gifted of all bassists, a brilliant player whose versatile style fits into both hard bop and very avant-garde settings.

2009 Baker Artist Award Winner Carl Gordon Grubbs is an alto, soprano and tenor saxophonist and composer. Carl’s career can best be described as one of diversity: composer, performer, teacher, leader, recording artist and presenter. Grubbs is the co-founder of Contemporary Arts Inc., a nonprofit arts organization that provides music and dance education to youth ages 4 - 17 in the Baltimore area.

Professional recording artist, percussionist Eric Allen is also a keyboardist, guitarist, vocalist and music instructor. This Duke Ellington HS for the Performing Arts / Berklee College of Music educated artist is a drum instructor at the New Sewell Music Conservatory, Boy’s and Girl’s Club of Greater Washington, D.C., Columbia, MD’s Jazz Arts Academy and Contemporary Arts Inc.’s annual SAX:Music & Dance Camp Program at Loyola College in Maryland.

This event is supported by Mayor Stephanie-Rawlings Blake & BOPA, The Baltimore County Commission on Arts and Sciences, The Maryland State Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.

OperaBelle presents très belle voix
Sunday, September 25, 5:30 PM
$15 general/$10 seniors/$5 students

Katherine Keem, Soprano; Alizon Reggioli, Soprano; Anna Korsakova, Mezzo ; Soprano; Andrew Stewart, Pianist

Monday, September 26, 7:30-9 PM

Adam Corson, sax; Jon Guo, bass; Kevin Clark, guitar; Byung Kang, drums
Performing in our first floor gallery.

Tom Buckner & Earl Howard
Solo and Duo Improvisations for Saxophone, Voice and Electronics
with Live Processing
WHEN: Tuesday, September 27, 7 PM

Earl Howard (born 1951) is an American avant-garde composer, arranger, saxophonist, synthesizer player and multi-instrumentalist.  He is one of the pioneers of what is called “new” music. He has been in the industry for over thirty years.

For more than 40 years, baritone Thomas Buckner has dedicated himself to the world of new and improvised music. Buckner has collaborated with a host of new music composers. For the past twenty years, he has co-produced the Interpretations series in New York City. He also created the Mutable Music record label to produce new recordings and reissue some important historic recordings, previously unavailable in CD format.