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An Evening of Love & Music The Todd Marcus Quartet Introducing Linda C. Richardson
WHEN: Thursday, February 14, 7 PM Champagne – Hors d’oeuvres – Chocolates – Silent Auction To benefit AIRS provides comprehensive supportive housing services to enhance quality of life, emphasizing self-sufficiency for low-income and homeless individuals and families living with or at risk of HIV/AIDS or other disabilities. For more information call 410-576-5070 ext 31
Celebrate Valentine's Day with Dyana Neal (mid-day host of WBJC; left) and Baltimore's own Lorraine Whittlesey as they present a Contemporary Cabaret event.
The program will include standards by the likes of Cole Porter, Jerome Kern, and Simon & Garfunkel, as well as a special treat composed by Lorraine Whittlesey (left)! They will perform traditional love songs from various eras and some original works, as well. Jim Knost will be our featured guest.
Ensemble Gaudior Alexandra MacCracken, violin Marta Howard, viola Doug Poplin, cello with guest artist Thomas MacCracken, flute
WHEN: Saturday, February 16, 3 PM TICKETS: $15/$10 students
Ensemble Gaudior usually plays baroque music, but on this occasion they move forward into the late 18th century with a program of classical string trios and a flute quartet, performed (as always) on period instruments. They will play works by Albrechtsberger, Boccherini, Beethoven, and Mozart.
Russell Kirk Quintet Kevin Clark, guitar Mike Pope, bass Lee Pearson, drums Mica Smith, vocals Russell Kirk, saxophone/compositions
WHEN: Saturday, February 16, 8 & 9:30 PM TICKETS: $15/$10 students
Saxophonist/Composer Russell Kirk is a distinguished soloist, a rising force of innovative and evocative expression, and a fresh compositional personality, balancing assertive authority with graceful whims. While his compositions stand out as distinctly modern in color and style, they retain the endearing, romantic sentiments of the American songbook. In his playing, as in his composition, he is sincere and provocative, the modern confluence of a world of musical and personal influences. He completed undergraduate studies at The Peabody Institute.
Roots Cafe Singer-Songwriter Series: Anne Watts & Howard Markman Performing their own songs in the round, with your singing host Geoffrey Himes
WHEN: Sunday, February 17, 5 PM TICKETS: $7 advance; $9 at the door
Anne Watts performs and records extensively with her Baltimore-based sextet, Boister. The band’s numerous recordings have won praise from critics, who have compared Watts to the likes of Edith Piaf, Thelonious Monk, and Frank Zappa.
A veteran of the Baltimore music scene, Markman has played with a variety of Mobtown bands from country to avant-garde, from folk-rock to R&B. He is probably most recognizable for his stints as guitarist with Baltimore’s premier improvising roots band Freewater in the ‘70s and with Disappear Fear, featuring Sonia, in the ‘90s.
Though he is best known as a music critic for the Washington Post, Baltimore City Paper, Nashville Scene, Jazz Times, No Depression, Paste and others, Geoffrey Himes is also a longtime singer-songwriter who has co-written songs with Fred Koller, Walter Egan, Sonia Rutstein, Billy Kemp, Stephen Wade, Jim Patton, Ed Pettersen, Paul Margolis, Josh Charles, Timothy Bracken, Andrew Grimm, Bob Kannenberg and others. This month Himes will premiere his new song, “The Pistol or Me."
Jarrett Gilgore QuINtet Jarrett Gilgore, alto saxophone Najwa Parkins, vocals Jon Birkholz, organ Kevin Ripley, drums featuring Philadelphia's own Najwa Parkins on vocals
WHEN: Monday, February 18, 8 PM TICKETS: $7
Bossa DUO Nova Grazyna Auguscik and Paulinho Garcia
WHEN: Tuesday, February 19, 8 PM TICKETS: $15
"Two voices meant to each other "(Jazz Forum Magazine)
Polish singer, composer, arranger, and producer Grazyna Auguscik is one of the most intriguing contemporary vocalists on today’s world jazz scene.
A native of Brazil, Paulinho was the recipient of the "Best Jazz Entertainer" Award for the year 2001 by Chicago Music Awards.
Baltimore’s Best Jazz Venue 2005 – Baltimore Magazine Baltimore’s Best Jazz Space 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2011 – Baltimore City Paper
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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 10% 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