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Cuban Jazz pianist Cesar Orozco & Kamarata Jazz WHEN: Thursday, November 21, 8 & 9:30 PM César Orozco, piano; Jake Leckie, bass; Mike Kuhl, drums; Francisco Vielma, percussion
César Orozco is a prolific Cuban/Venezuelan pianist, composer and arranger with an innovative approach of fusion between Venezuelan and Cuban music with jazz. His solo Project called Cesar Orozco & Kamarata Jazz, mixes Venezuelan and Cuban traditional music with Jazz and other modern Latin-American musical tendences such as flamenco and bossa nova. This project summarises the huge musical background and extensive influences that Orozco has developed after living in three different countries with strong musical cultures such as Cuba, Venezuela and now, USA. TICKETS: $15/$10 full-time students with ID
Joe Byrd Jazz Series presents NATE NAJAR TRIO: TRIBUTE TO CHARLIE AND JOE BYRD WHEN: Friday, November 22, 8 & 9:30 PM TICKETS: $20/$10 full-time student with ID
Guitarist Mak Grgic Celebrating His new CD, Cinema Verismo WHEN: Saturday, November 23, 3 PM
Guitarist Mak GRGIC is developing a growing audience throughout the world. After a recital at the National Gallery of Art, the Washington Post proclaimed Mak to be “a lyrical insightful player,” calling his interpretations nuanced and introspective…offering “a superb, finely detailed reading that showed Grgic is a guitarist to keep an eye on.” TICKETS: $15/$10 full-time students with ID
Steve Carrington Quartet WHEN: Saturday, November 23, 8 & 9:30 PM Steve Carrington - Tenor Sax;
Anthony Wonsey – Piano; Brandon Lewis – Drums; Dimitri Kolesnik – Bass
Dynamic, powerful, and diverse, Baltimore native Steve Carrington's depth in his interpretation and confidence in his approach move the soul. His first CD as leader, SeasonÆs Change, is now available. Carrington is also a member of the group Modern Concept, and is a featured soloist on a just-released album by the Thad Wilson Big Band. TICKETS: $15/$10 full-time students with ID
Wayne Escoffery Quintet WHEN: Tuesday, November 26, 8 & 9:30 PM Wayne Escoffery, saxophone; Xavier Davis, piano; Rachel Z, keyboards; Rahsaan Carter, bass; Jason Brown, drums
Since moving to New York City in 2000, Grammy Award winning tenor saxophonist Wayne Escoffery has become one of the Jazz world’s most talented rising stars and in-demand sidemen. He has recorded six studio dates as a leader, two as a co-leader and been on numerous other recordings. He began his professional career touring and recording with The Eric Reed Septet. Since then he has been a member of many groups TICKETS: $15/$10 students
Ken and Brad Kolodner with Alex Lacquement: Skipping Rocks CD release concert WHEN: Friday, November 29, 7:30 & 9 PM Performing Appalachian, old-time and original music on hammered dulcimer, clawhammer banjo, twin fiddles, gourd banjo, banjola, hammered mbira, bass, guitar and vocals. TICKETS: $15/$10 full-time students with ID
Mark Gross Blackside CD release concert featuring Cyrus Chestnut WHEN: Saturday, November 30, 8 & 9:30 PM
Mark Gross swings and sings with soul and rhythm along today's jazz vanguard. He constantly pushes the music forward, while staying true to the elements of the classic sound. Mark Gross has recorded on over 80 notable jazz recording, including 2 GRAMMY AWARD winning projects by the Dave Holland Big Band.
Pianist Cyrus Chestnut Chestnut has earned a reputation for his skillful versatility, his ability for blending sounds and for unabashedly bringing gospel into the club performances he gives. His leadership and prowess as a soloist have led him to be a first call for the piano chair in many big bands, including the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, and the Dizzy Gillespie All-Star Big Band. TICKETS: $ 20 / $ 18 seniors/ $ 10 students
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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