Amy K Bormet's Striking CD Release
WHEN: April 18, Thursday, 8 PM
TICKETS: $10/$5 full-time students with id
Washington D.C.'s own Amy K. Bormet is an active pianist and vocalist. Her debut CD, Striking, showcases her original materials and fresh interpretations of jazz standards.
Her band, Striking, was featured in the 2012 Mary Lou Williams Jazz Festival at the Kennedy Center. Amy created and directs the Washington Women in Jazz Festival, now in it’s third year, a concert series showcasing the talents of DC’s regional female jazz musicians. In addition to her piano performances, Ms. Bormet is a prolific composer. She was commissioned to arrange her composition "Lightning" for the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra and Howard University's Afro Blue that premiered April 24, 2010 on the National Mall as a part of Jazz Appreciation Month.
Nine Notes that shook the World!
Mindy Rosenfeld, Renaissance and Baroque flutes, fifes, harp and bagpipe
Ronn McFarlane, Renaissance and Baroque lutes
WHEN: April 19, Friday, 8 PM
TICKETS: $15/$12 seniors/$10 full-time students with ID
Fluent in the music of several eras, Mindy Rosenfeld is a founding member of the highly respected Baltimore Consort, with whom she tours extensively, and since 1989, of San Francisco’s Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra (“the nation’s premier early music ensemble”—New York Times
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.
Mark Soskin, solo jazz piano
WHEN: April 20, Saturday, 8 & 9:30 PM
TICKETS: $15/$10 full time students with ID
Probably best known for his work as pianist with saxophone legend Sonny Rollins from 1978 to 1991, he contributed to a string of several marvelous CD releases on the Milestone label. Soskin's work with Rollins was mostly in jazz standards, Great American Songbook tunes, and the saxophonist's engaging originals.
Soskin's third solo piano recording, Nino Rota, is an exploration of the music of famed Italian composer, Nino Rota (1911-1979), who is best known for his film scores, such as The Godfather (1972) and Romeo and Juliet (1968).
Kennst du das Land
An Exploration of the Songs from Wilhelm Meisters Lehrjahre
by Johann Wolfgang Goethe
Heather Lockard-Wheeler, soprano
Jennifer Blades, mezzo-soprano
Andrew Sauvageau, baritone
Diane Kinsley, piano
WHEN: April 21, Sunday, 4 PM
TICKETS: $15/$10 students & seniors
Musical selections by Schubert, Beethoven, Liszt, Schumann, Gounod, Tchaikovsky, Thomas, Duparc and Wolf.
The Lost Civilizations
Experimental Music Project
WHEN: April 21, Sunday, 8 PM
A collaboration between Mike Sebastian (tenor sax, saxello and bass clarinet) and T. A. Zook (basscello, lap steel guitar; misc. instruments), which began in 2008. Its performances have often featured guests/ Performances by the Lost Civilizations experimental music project are totally unscored, unrehearsed and extemporaneously improvised on the spot.
PEABODY JAZZ STUDENTS
Adam Corson, sax
Jon Guo, bass
Kevin Clark, guitar
Byung Kang, drums
WHEN: April 22, Monday, 7:30 PM
WHERE: Performing in our first floor gallery.
ALSO IN APRIL:
Violinist Keng-Yuen Tseng with Rising Stars
Yumi Nomoto, piano / Gabriel Meza, violin / Congcang Dou, violin
WHEN: April 27, Saturday, 3 PM
TICKETS: $15 adults/$10 seniors/$5 full-time students with ID
Works of Mozart, de Falla, Debussy/Heifetz, Pagannini, Grandos/Kreisler, Foster/Heifetz, Bazzini, Leonard
Benny Russell and Friends
WHEN: April 27, Saturday, 8 & 9:30 PM
TICKETS: $12/$10 full-time students with ID
Craig Taborn Trio
New Release and Tour
Craig Taborn, piano
Thomas Morgan, double bass
Gerald Cleaver, drums
WHEN: April 30, Tuesday, 8 & 9:30 PM
TICKETS: $12/$10 full time students with ID
Chants, the highly anticipated ECM recording from the Craig Taborn Trio will release on April 16th.
Baltimore’s Best Jazz Venue 2005 – Baltimore Magazine
Baltimore’s Best Jazz Space 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2011 – Baltimore City Paper