MARIANNE SOLIVAN & IRENE JALENTIJAZZ (AIN’T NOTHIN’ BUT SOUL)
WHEN: May 15, Thurs, 8 & 9:30 PMT
TICKETS: $15 in advance/$18 at door/$10 full-time students with ID
Marianne Solivan and Irene Jalenti on vocals
Xavier Davis on piano
Jeff Reed on bass
Warren Wolf on drums
Vocal collaborations rarely occur in the jazz world, so when two high caliber vocalists such as these—New York based Marianne Solivan and Baltimore based Irene Jalenti—decide to work together there is undoubtedly an air of anticipation and excitement.
These two young ladies have earned the title of jazz musician with extensive performing experience and jazz education under their belts. They will perform swinging music that will feature some of the great tunes of the American Songbook together with rearranged jazz classics.
Eddie Henderson, Warren Wolf & Friends
WHEN: May 17, Sat, 8 & 9:30 PM
TICKETS: $20 in advance/$23 at door/$10 full-time students with ID; Seniors: $15 in advance/$18 at door
Eddie Henderson is one of today's top and most original jazz trumpet players. He studied at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music from 1954 to '56. Around 1956, Miles Davis was guest at Eddie Henderson's home during a Black Hawk Jazz Club gig and was impressed with Eddie's ability to perform his famous "Sketches of Spain" without a fluff , and encouraged Henderson to seek his own originality.
Interestingly, he earned a BS in Zoology at the University of California at Berkeley, and an M.D. degree at Howard University Medical School in 1968. He interned and completed a two-year residency in psychiatry in California.
Henderson received worldwide recognition for his jazz trumpet playing from the popular recordings he made with Herbie Hancock's Mwandishi group in the early '70s. He has been on the faculty at Julliard School of Music since 2007.
Warren Wolf is a multi-instrumentalist from Baltimore. Warren attended the Peabody Preparatory for eight years studying classical music with former Baltimore Symphony Orchestra member Leo LePage. During his high school years at the Baltimore School for the Arts, Warren studied with current BSO member John Locke. He then headed north and enrolled at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, where he studied with Carribean Jazz Vibraphonist Dave Samuels and violist Ed Saindon. And began to explore deeper into jazz.
GETZ/GILBERTO & BEYOND
Celebrating 50 Years of Brazilian Music
Sounds Good Jazz Quartet, Featuring Rhonda Robinson
Rhonda Robinson, vocals & flute
Bob Jacobson, sax
Ron McCadden, guitar
Tom Hensler, bass
WHEN: May 24, Saturday, 9:30 PM
TICKETS: $12 in advance/$15 at door/$10 BJA members & students
DUNBAR ALUMNI JAZZ BAND
WHEN: May 26, Mon, 7 PM
TICKETS: $12 in advance/$15 at door/$10 students/$5 Dunbar students
Led by jazz educator / trombonist Chales Funn, this jazz ensemble, organized in 1995, performs the music of composers Duke Ellington, William Thomas “Billy” Strayhorn, William “Count” Basie, Maurice White of Earth, Wind & Fire and others.
JERON WHITE SEXTET
Jeron White, bass
Shannon Cottman, drums
Jamal Moore, tenor sax and flute
Sam King, alto sax
Michael Gary, guitar
Mel Valentine, percussion
WHEN: May 29, Thurs, 8 PM
TICKETS: $10 in advance/$13 at door
The quintet will perform variations of original compositions, as well as a collaboration of modern, and avant-garde styles of jazz with a few standards.
The MARS 4-tet
WHEN: Friday, May 30, 8 PM
TICKETS: $15 advance/$18 door/$10 students
Max Murray - bass
Jeff Antoniuk - saxophones
Frank Russo - drums
Donato Soveiro – guitar
An Die Musik LIVE is delighted to welcome Summit Records recording artists The MARS 4-tet. An All-Star east coast band with a Latin Grammy Winner amongst them, this group is not to be missed. The MARS 4-tet creates a whole new sound on the scene. Channeling the classic jazz tradition, and infusing it with a smorgasbord of contemporary vibes, The MARS 4-tet ain't your Grandma's jazz band. The group’s 2014 Summit Records release “The Blind Watchmaker” is currently receiving airplay across the USA and Canada, and the band has been receiving glowing response from critics for years. Whether it is their own enticing compositions, reimaginations of Thelonious Monk and Keith Jarrett, or an offhanded “Black Dog” by Led Zeppelin, you are going to want a front row seat for this Friday night show at An Die Musik. A veritable parade of bass-ass jazz-iness. Except for this isn’t really a jazz band. Think “house grooves meets gospel,” wah wah saxophone and “Hendrix and Metheny on a speed date.” NOW you got it!! “The quartet's performance was one of the tightest, most powerful I have heard by any jazz artist, at any venue.” -- Baltimore Jazz Alliance, Live Review
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