The Hot Club of Baltimore: Festival ManoucheWHEN: July 18, Thurs, 8 PM
TICKETS: $10 in advance/$15 at the door/$10 full-time students with id
The Hot Club of Baltimore finally brings Manouche Jazz to Baltimore! The group has a fresh approach to performing the virtuosic repertoire of Django Reinhardt, while remaining true to its original Romani spirit and tradition.
The core of the group is made up of guitarists Michael Joseph Harris & Sami Arefin backed by seasoned upright bassist Joe Bussey. Pianist Cesar Orozco brings an uncanny feeling for stride piano to the band as well as his fiery Cuban approach. The addition of award-winning clarinetist Seth Kibel escalates the music to an even greater intensity bringing to mind the Hot Jazz of Louis Armstrong.
The music of The Hot Club takes us back to the 1930's, from nightclubs in Montmartre to the Cotton Club of Harlem.
WHEN: July 19, Fri, 8 & 9:30 PM
The Roamin' Jasmine bring New Orleans to Baltimore!
Formed on the streets of the French Quarter, The Roamin’ Jasmine put their own spin on New Orleans musical traditions with fresh arrangements of Dixieland jazz and blues tunes, in addition to original compositions. The result is a sound reminiscent of a time far past rejuvenated with a modern energy.
The group is lead by bassist/vocalist Taylor Smith (above), who arranges all of the pieces and composes original works heavily influenced by 1920’s blues and jazz. In addition to leading The Roamin' Jasmine, Taylor shares his talents as a member of an Appalachian folk/Cajun band, The Swamp Lilies, and a klezmer band, the Salt Wives, both based in New Orleans.
Taylor is joined by New Orleans transplant and Maryland native, clarinetist Byron Asher, whose distinctive melodic style has brought him success with a variety of groups in the New Orleans jazz scene including Smoking Time Jazz Club and Los Po-Boy-Citos.
PEABODY JAZZ STUDENTS
WHEN: July 22, Mon, 7:30 PM
Adam Corson, sax
Jon Guo, bass
Kevin Clark, guitar
Byung Kang, drums
Performing in our first floor gallery.