Emmet Cohen Trio
Multifaceted American jazz pianist and composer Emmet Cohen is one of his generation's pivotal artistic figures. Downbeat praised the "nimble touch, measured stride and warm harmonic vocabulary" he employs to communicate with other musicians and audiences at what he terms "the deepest level of humanity and individuality." Cohen plays with the command and passion of an artist fully devoted to his medium. Leader of the "Emmet Cohen Trio," Cohen presents jazz performance lectures through the YoungArts Foundation and Lincoln Center's "Jazz for Young People" program.
TICKETS: $15 in advance/$18 at door/$10 full-time students with ID
Robin Bullock's Annual St. Patrick's Day Celebration
The 17th-century harp tunes of legendary Irish bard Turlough O'Carolan, the spirited jigs and reels of rural Ireland, the haunting ballads of southern Appalachia and evocative original compositions all find a common ground in Robin's music, where lightning-fast fingerwork one moment is perfectly balanced with tender, quiet intimacy the next.
TICKETS: $17 in advance/$20 at door/$10 full-time students with ID
Jazz Flutist Andrea Brachfeld Quartet
Named Best Flute for 2015 by Hot House Jazz Awards, Brachfeld built her reputation in Latin Jazz, but saw her latest CD “Lotus Blossom” get considerable airplay on straight ahead jazz stations around the country. The release stayed in the top 20 on the JazzWeek charts for several weeks. A graduate of the Manhattan School of Music, Brachfeld as performed with great musicians such as Charles Eubanks, Adam Nussbaum Tito Puente, Wallace Roney, Hubert Laws, Paquito D’Rivera, Hilton Ruiz and many others. Her first straight ahead jazz CD, “Lady of the Island,” featured Wallace Roney, Wycliffe Gordon, Bill O’Connell and received great reviews.
TICKETS: $20 in advance/$23 at door/$10 full-time students with ID
Dan Blake and The Digging
On his new recording The Digging, saxophonist and composer Dan Blake looks at his music from a different angle, accepting the test of leading and composing for a chordless sax trio, thus stripping away harmonic layers that he has leaned on in earlier projects. The new formula allows Blake to find his voice through the freeing potential of exploring the compositions in such an open and interactive setting. The title of The Digging refers to not only to the jazz nomenclature of liking something but the actual work of searching and getting beneath the surface, in this case to create a sound that is personal and believable.
TICKETS: $15 in advance/$18 at door /$10 full-time students with ID
Baltimore Consort: Shakespeare at The Baltimore Basilica
The Food of Love: Songs, Dances and Fancies for Shakespeare
Performance at The Baltimore Basilica
Mary Anne Ballard – treble and bass viols
Founded in 1980 to perform the instrumental music of Shakespeare’s time, the Baltimore Consort has explored early English, Scottish, and French popular music, focusing on the relationship between folk and art song and dance.
TICKETS: $25 in advance/$28 at door/$10 full-time students with ID
Peabody Jazz Students, Alumni & Friends
Rachel Winder, a native of Baltimore, is an up and coming saxophonist, flautist and vocalist in multiple genres of music. She studied saxophone at the Baltimore School for the Arts and the Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University. She regularly performs with the New world Outreach Jazz Orchestra as lead alto and is dedicated to the education of young people and musicians.
Mike Gary grew up playing guitar in many of Baltimore's small churches. He studied classical guitar at Baltimore School for the Arts and currently is pursuing his BM in Jazz Guitar Performance at Peabody.
TICKETS: $10 in advance/$13 at door/$5 full-time students with ID