Monday, January 16, 2012



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

Saxophonist Jeremiah Baker: Inner Demon
WHEN: Friday, January 20, 8 PM
$10/$5 students

Winner of numerous prizes and scholarships, Jeremiah recently won the Sound of America Solo Competition in Orlando, as well as the Young Soloist Competition at Shenandoah University. Active as a soloist with orchestra and as a recitalist, Jeremiah is also an active chamber music artist. Recently, he performed with flutist Marina Piccinini at Alice Tully Hall in New York City and in Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances with conductor Gustav Meier.

This concert will feature the world premiere of Inner Demon, composed and performed by saxophonist Jeremiah Baker.

Irina Nuzova, piano
WHEN: Saturday, January 21, 2 PM
$12/$8 students

Performing Bach-Busoni Chaconne, Rachmaninov's Variations on the theme by Corelli, and additional short pieces

Critics have applauded classical pianist Irina Nuzova for her “rise above mere virtuosity” (The Washington Post), “intensity of feeling” (La Nazione, Italy) and “profound interpretation” (Il Resto de Carlino, Bologna).

World Jazz Band Véronneau
WHEN: Saturday, January 21, 8 & 9:30 PM
$15/$8 students

Music lovers are enjoying a captivating collection of world wise jazz courtesy of stunning French Canadian chanteuse Lynn Véronneau and the well-traveled musicians of her band, Véronneau.

The international group has compiled some favorite music for their first album on the Indy label, Véronneau Music, which was released in May 2011. Entitled Joie de Vivre (Joy of Living), the engaging album flows seamlessly from gypsy jazz to samba to the immortal Beatles.

They have been nominated for three Wammie Awards from the Washington Area Music Association (WAMA)! 

Matthew Odell, piano
WHEN: Sunday, January 22, 5 PM
Homage to Yvonne Loriod, Messiaen’s wife, muse, and preeminent interpreter

New Hampshire-born pianist Matthew Odell has won acclaim for performances of a wide range of repertoire as a solo recitalist, soloist with orchestra, and chamber musician. He has been hailed as “excellent” by the New York Times and “brilliant . . . playing with total commitment and real abandon” by Gramophone. 

Peabody Jazz Students
WHEN: Monday, January 23, 7:30 PM;
Monday, January 30, 7:30 PM
In the first floor gallery.

Adam Corson, sax; Jon Guo, bass; Kevin Clark, guitar; Byung Kang, drums

Ronn McFarlane, lute recital
WHEN: Friday, January 27, 8 PM
$15/$10 seniors & students

Grammy-nominated lutenist, Ronn McFarlane strives to bring the lute—the most popular instrument of the Renaissance—into today’s musical mainstream and make it accessible to a wider audience. Recently, Ronn has been engaged in composing new music for the lute, building on the tradition of the lutenist/composers of past centuries. His original compositions are the focus of his solo CD, Indigo Road, which received a Grammy Award Nomination for Best Classical Crossover Album in 2009. His newest CD release, One Morning, features "Ayreheart," a new ensemble brought together to perform Ronn's new music. 

The Dave Janesh Trio
WHEN: Saturday, January 28, 8 & 9:30 PM

Dave Janesh, accordion; Phil Ravita, bass; Ted Naperkoski, drums

This unique ensemble is an accordion based Jazz Group playing straight-ahead jazz standards. 

Adam “Red Sammy” Trice & Tony Denikos
WHEN: Sunday, January 29, 5:30 PM
ADMISSION: $7 in advance/$9 at the door

Performing original compositions in the round, with your singing host Geoffrey Himes.