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Resolve to experience more live music this year—and begin this weekend.
January highlights include two benefits concerts: for Sandy Hook School in CT and for MusikNOW; a 50th birthday solo concert and celebration with Cyrus Chestnut; and a great, rare violin recital with Victor Danchenko.
Brad Linde is a saxophonist, pianist, composer/arranger, educator and bandleader living in the Washington D.C. metro area. His approach to the saxophone and improvising has drawn comparison to the melodic nature and easy swing of modern jazz titans including Lester Young, Allen Eager, Wardell Gray, Zoot Sims, Warne Marsh, and Lucky Thompson.
Freddie Redd is an American hard bop pianist and composer. He is well-known for the late 1950s play and movie The Connection, in which he both played and acted in New York City, London, and Paris. He also played on the soundtrack album. Since then, he has worked extensively with highly regarded musicians and recorded several albums as leader.
ELVIS’ BIRTHDAY BASH featuring Chris Presley WHEN: Saturday, January 5, 8 PM TICKETS: $10 With Phil Ravita, bass and Mark Leppo, drums & percussion
Chris first heard Elvis Presley’s early recordings for the Sun Records label while in high school, from a teacher who thought since he had the name and an eerie resemblance to the king, he should listen to the music. Forward to today, after hundreds of shows, and Chris is still knocking them dead with his Baltimore based band of the past 17 years. Chris’ act will take you back to the days when rock was young and so was Elvis, so slip on your blue suede shoes and be prepared to get all shook up.
FREDDIE REDD & FRIENDS WHEN: Tuesday, January 8, 8 PM TICKETS: $15/$12 seniors/$10 students (full-time with valid ID) Freddie Redd - piano Brad Linde - tenor saxophone Brian Settles - tenor saxophone Michael Formanek – bass
Freddie Redd is an American hard bop pianist and composer. His greatest success came in the late 1950s in the play and movie The Connection, in which he both played and acted in New York City, London, and Paris. He also played on the soundtrack album. He has worked extensively with highly regarded musicians and recorded several albums as leader.
Brad Linde is a saxophonist, pianist, composer/arranger, educator and bandleader living in the Washington D.C. metro area. His approach to the saxophone and improvising has drawn comparison to the melodic nature and easy swing of modern jazz titans including Lester Young, Allen Eager, Wardell Gray, Zoot Sims, Warne Marsh and Lucky Thompson.
A native Washingtonian, Brian Settles has performed with Curtis Fuller, Gil Scott-Heron, Shirley Horn, Stanley Turrentine, Stanley Clarke, Mickey Roker, Butch Warren, Freddie Redd, Tom Abbs & Frequency Response and currently plays with Tomas Fujiwara and the Hookup. In 2011, he and Central Union released "Secret Handshake," on the Engine Studios label Brian's debut as a leader.
Michael Formanek's singular approach to the acoustic bass has led to an impressive range of musical associations during his thirty-plus year career. Composition also plays a significant role in Formanek's overall musical profile, and four albums of his original music. In 2010 his first CD as a leader and composer in more than a decade was released on the ECM label. “The Rub and Spare Change” received numerous accolades including Five Stars in Down Beat Magazine, and a place on many best CD’s of 2010 lists.
MUSICIANS OF MERCY benefit concert for Sandy Hook School Fund of the United Way WHEN: Friday, January 11, 8:30 PM ADMISSION: $10 at the door
MUSICIANS OF MERCY (MOM) is a collective of over seventy freelance musicians and artists based in the Metropolitan D.C. area.
Founded and directed by violist Robin Fay Massie, the group was formed in January 2010 following Haiti’s devastating earthquake. MOM raises funds for humanitarian causes through the production of benefit concerts. All performers volunteer their time and talents in concerts that are free and open to the public. MOM showcases gifted solo performing artists, chamber ensembles, jazz combos and a full orchestra.
Baltimore’s Best Jazz Venue 2005 – Baltimore Magazine Baltimore’s Best Jazz Space 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2011 – Baltimore City Paper
DONATIONS TO MUSIKNOW Make a donation to MusiKnow, our non-profit organization and as our gift to you, for every $50 in donations, An die Musik will issue a voucher for your choice of any two single CDs in our store for free. Click the link below to make a donation. A PayPal account is not required to donate; they accept credit card donations from non-members. You may also use cash, a check, or a credit card to make a donation personally or by mail. Your contribution is fully tax-deductible, and we will send you a receipt for tax purposes. If you opt to take the CDs, their value must be deducted from the amount of your donation on the receipt. Donation link:
DISCOUNT PARKING 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 in order to receive the discounted rate.
RESTAURANT DISCOUNTS An die Musik has partnered with the following restaurants to offer discounts on the days you attend An die Musik LIVE! concerts. Please contact the restaurants directly for reservations. Pick up your discount voucher at An die Musik to present at restaurant. Voucher must be presented at time of meal purchase.
Banthai (Thai) 340 N. Charles St. (410) 727-7971 20% off total bill (closed Sundays)
Cazbar (Mediterranean) 316 N. Charles St. (410) 528-1222 20% off total bill
Lumbini (Nepalese and Indian) 322 N. Charles St. Baltimore, MD 21201 (410) 244-5556 10% off the entire dinner
Maisy's (Baltimorecentric) 313 N. Charles St. (443) 220-0150 10% off total bill
Sascha's 527 Cafe (American) 527 N. Charles St. (410) 539-8880 10% off total bill (closed Sundays)
Sotto Sopra (Italian) 405 N. Charles St. (410) 625-0534 20% off total bill, except Opera Nights
Tugs Restaurant (American) (at the Tremont Plaza Hotel) 222 St. Paul Place (410) 244-7300 10% off total bill
Zhongshan Restaurant (Chinese) 323 Park Avenue (410) 223-1881 10% off total bill