Wednesday, July 26, 2017


Want to be a Rhymes With Intern?

We're looking for two ethusiastic Interns to join us on our quest to commission, produce and perform new chamber operas! This season, we're looking for a Media/Marketing Intern and a Videography Intern. Sound like your jam? Learn more and apply here!

Join us in celebrating the one-year anniversary of our Opera News cover!

It's one year later and we're still "game changers"! Read the full article here, and stay tuned for our exciting 2017-18 season announcement...

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This Week at the SNF Parkway: FREE collective:unconscious! Sweaty Eyeballs Animation Series!

WEDNESDAY, JULY 26 at 7pm:

Sweaty Eyeballs animation series returns to the SNF Parkway with STRANGERS by LATE NIGHT WORK CLUB. Tickets available online and onsite

THURSDAY, JULY 27 at 7:30pm:

We are very excited to conclude our FREE THURSDAYS IN JULY series with the landmark film THE COLOR OF POMEGRANATES. No tickets are required - seating is first come, first served!

Director: Brett Whitcomb

A Life in Waves explores the life and innovations of composer and electronic music pioneer, Suzanne Ciani. From her earliest days learning the piano, to her multi-million dollar advertising ventures, to hersuccesses in the world of New Age music, to her recent re-connection with her beloved Buchla synthesizer, the film is a journey into Suzanne’s mind, offering a feminine glimpse into the often complicated world of electronic music. Utilizing a wealth of archival footage and Suzanne’s endless catalog of music, A Life in Waves is a nostalgic, visually-compelling look at one woman’s journey, and the trials she overcame to succeed in a traditionally male-dominated art form.
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Join us for a special discussion on TUESDAY, AUGUST 1, with Baltimore musicians April Camlin (Wume), Ami Dang, and Jana Hunter (Lower Dens) immediately following the 7:30pm screening.

Director: Babak Jalali
Language: Farsi, English, Dari, and Assyrian with English subtitle

Radio Dreams, winner of the 45th Rotterdam International Film Festival’s Tiger Award, creates the odd yet very real world of a Farsi radio station broadcasting from the heart of San Francisco. The story unfolds over a single day as the station’s program manager, Hamid (played by the “Iranian Bob Dylan” Mohsen Namjoo) – prepares for a triumphant broadcast – a live performance pairing Metallica and Kabul Dreams, Afghanistan’s first rock band. Radio Dreams brings to life the sometimes bizarre experience of immigrants pursuing dreams in the U.S. with a perfect mixture of honesty, art, and socio-political topicality served up in an ingenious, offbeat transmission.

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Andrew Rossi

Bronx Gothic is a portrait of writer and performer Okwui Okpokwasili as she stages a final tour for her one-woman show, Bronx Gothic. Providing a space for audiences to engage with the political terrain of her brown body, Okwui’s show features a multi-disciplinary display of dance, singing, drama, and comedy, all of which find their way into the film. With intimate vérité access to Okwui and her audiences off the stage, the film also probes Okwui’s creative process, providing a forum for discussion of the complex social issues and personal trauma embodied in Okwui’s work.

“A haunting, unflinching exploration of black female adolescence, this dense work mined movement, text and song… blurring the real with the imagined…affords the closer look that the piece deserves… illuminating the relationships in particular between daughters and mothers, that orbit her process.” - The New York Times

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At the Parkway, now through Thursday 7/27. Visit for showtimes. Tickets available online and on-site at the SNF Parkway:


Welcome to collective:unconscious, a new collaborative feature in which five of independent film’s most adventurous and acclaimed filmmakers join forces to adapt each other’s dreams for the screen. Featuring new work by Lily Baldwin (Sleepover LA), Frances Bodomo (Afronauts), Daniel Patrick Carbone (Hide Your Smiling Faces), Josephine Decker (Thou Wast Mild and Lovely), and Lauren Wolkstein (The Strange Ones),
collective:unconscious pushes at the boundaries of narrative and surrealism, inviting viewers to immerse themselves inside a literal dream state.

Screenings of collective:unconscious are FREE!! Visit for showtimes.


In The B-Side: Elsa Dorfman’s Portrait Photography, Errol Morris explores the life of a gifted analog photographer facing a digital present. Dorfman, with whimsical charm and wit, gives her longtime friend a tour of her backyard garage-turned-archive. The B-Side is a loving portrait of a unique artist too often overlooked in considerations of 20th century photography. It revels in the intimate beauty of Dorfman’s portraits and in her singular appreciation for the ordinary aspects of human life. As photographs begin to fade and Dorfman’s retirement looms, Morris’s film reminds us of a bygone era of analog photography and the extraordinary life of one of its champions.

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Dawson City: Frozen Time, a feature length film by Bill Morrison (U.S.) pieces together the bizarre true history of a collection of some 500 films dating from 1910s – 1920s, which were lost for over 50 years until being discovered buried in a sub-arctic swimming pool deep in the Yukon Territory. Using archival footage to tell the story, and accompanied by an originally composed score by Alex Somers (Captain Fantastic), Dawson City: Frozen Time depicts a unique history of a Canadian gold rush town by chronicling the life cycle of a singular film collection through its exile, burial, rediscovery, and salvation – and through that collection, how a First Nation hunting camp was transformed and displaced.

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To find the driver of the vintage mocha-colored Mercedes which she thinks hit her son and devastated her life, Diane Kramer (Emmanuelle Devos) embarks on a trip to take revenge. Adapted from Tatiana de Rosnay’s 2006 novel, MOKA is a moody, riveting psychological thriller, showcasing the tremendous talents of two of France’s best actresses. “Emmanuelle Devos and Nathalie Baye headline this Patricia Highsmith-like thriller about a mother who lost her son in a car accident and wants to take revenge on the stranger that caused it…A classy and classical psychological thriller.” – Boyd Van Hoeij, The Hollywood Reporter

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  • August 8: Sight Unseen presents Seeing Sound: Mary Ellen Bute Retrospective
  • August 9: Gunky's Basement presents Little Shop of Horrors on 35mm
  • August 10: FREE THURSDAYS - The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution
  • August 17: FREE THURSDAYS - Come Back, Africa
  • August 24: FREE THURSDAYS - Killer of Sheep

Visit our website for a full list of showtimes and to purchase tickets. Tickets are also available for sale onsite at the SNF Parkway (5 W. North Ave).

Art @ Work Community Celebrations and Mural Tours in Waverly and Reservoir Hill Friday, July 28

Join the Summer 2017 Art @ Work teams in celebrating their artwork at TWO community celebrations in Waverly and Reservoir Hill. The free celebrations feature live music, food and youth-led guided trolley tours of the murals




  • WAVERLY LOCATION: Green Space at the corner of Montpelier Street & Old York Road
    3103 Tinges Lane, Baltimore, MD 21218

    Waverly Murals:
    Rite Aid (3198 Old York Road), Waverly Ace Hardware (3103 Tinges Lane), The Book Thing (3001 Vineyard Lane), Waverly Crabs
    (3400 Greenmount Avenue)

  • RESERVOIR HILL LOCATION: German Park, Reservoir Hill
    2411 Linden Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21217

    Reservoir Hill Murals:
    Harrison Sykes Brown Playground (2700 Madison Avenue), Tuneup City (701 Whitelock Street), The Fray (2524 Brookfield Avenue), German Park (2411 Linden Avenue)

Seven More Performers This Week with Musical Styles for Every Taste

A Classical, Jazz & World Music Concert Venue
409 N Charles Street
Baltimore MD  21201
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Image result for an die musik live eventsOboe/Piano Recital to Benefit Baltimore School for the Arts 

WHEN: Wednesday, July 26 - 8 pm
TICKETS: $15 in advance/$18 at door/$10 full-time students with ID

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This concert is for the benefit of the Baltimore School for the Arts, a wonderful public institution whose mission is currently threatened by a budget gap of $400,000 in public funding. Katherine Needleman is a graduate of the School for the Arts and is donating all the proceeds from this recital and CD sales to the Baltimore School for the Arts Foundation.

Katherine Needleman, oboe
Hanchien Lee, piano

Three Romances, Op. 94 (1849) - Robert Schumann
Six Etudes (1997) - Gilles Silvestrini (1961- )
Sonata for Oboe and Piano (1938) - Paul Hindemith
Faschingsschwank aus Wien, Op. 26 (1839) - Robert Schumann
Contrast for Oboe and Piano (1999) - Chia-Yu Hsu (1975 - )

Image result for an die musik live eventsDialectical Imagination 

WHEN: Thursday, July 27 - 8 & 9:30 pm
: $12 advance/$15 door/$10 student
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Following the release of their debut album, The Angel and the Brute Sing Songs of Rapture, Dialectical Imagination now plans to share their work through performances at key venues and festivals.

”Since 2015, Dialectical Imagination has been continuously honing a unique and highly engaging form of musical expression they call “ecstatic music” which radically integrates the creative spirit of free-improvisation with the structural integrity of composition. For Dialectical Imagination, the full gamut of expression is in play from the cathartic to the hypersensitive, from the iconoclastic to the resplendent. No two performances are alike and yet their sound is unmistakable. Not fitting neatly into a particular genre, the ecstatic music of Dialectical Imagination persists as an expression of paradox.

Image result for an die musik live eventsLydia "The LovelySinger" Harrell 

WHEN: Friday, July 28 -  8 pm
TICKETS: $15 in advance/$18 at door/$10 full-time student with ID
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Lydia "The LovelySinger” Harrell is one of Boston’s finest musical treasures. Her sultry, soulful voice and evocative songwriting have garnered her the attention and respect of the nation’s finest musicians and venues.  Jazz/Soul is where her heart is, however, Lydia has shown an unbreakable ability to mold herself into any musical situation.  Be it performing with the Boston Pops, serenading NBA fans with America’s National Anthem, or lending her vocal talents to a chart-topping deep house singles by British record label, Reel People Music, Lydia’s dedication to extracting the pure essence of song goes virtually unmatched.

Image result for an die musik live eventsKristin Callahan Tribute to Julie London 

WHEN: Saturday, July 29 - 8 pm
TICKETS: $15 in advance/$18 at door/$10 full-time student with ID
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Kristin Callahan (vocals), Blake Meister (bass) and Jonathan Epley (guitar)

Julie London was an American singer and actress, whose career spanned five decades. She was best known for her smoky, sensual voice and laid-back demeanor. She released dozens of jazz standards during the 50s and 60s, with her signature song being the classic, “Cry Me a River.” At An Die Musik, Callahan will be accompanied by guitar and bass, recreating the intimate atmosphere that launched London’s singing career at the 881 Club in Los Angeles.

Kristin is currently working on her third album, “A Burning Kiss,” that continues the theme of exploring love in all its facets.

Image result for an die musik live eventsPiano Paloozza at An die Musik:   An Exploration of Improvisation 

WHEN: Sunday, July 30 - 2 pm
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Join Robert Hitz, master teacher and improviser, on a rollicking fun ride of Improvisation. Robert genre surfs the musical landscape and coaxes diverse musicians (beginners to professionals) into the wide-open world of creativity. Using games, play theory, and a hint of music theory, exploratory skills are developed and preconceptions are swept away.

Appropriate for all instruments and experience levels.
Bring an Instrument, percussion instrument, or use the An die Musik piano.

Appropriate for teens and adults.
Take part or take it in as an audience member.

Remember: the first rule of The Robert Hitz Studio is , “We’re going to have fun!”

Image result for Nate Hook/Theljon Allen BandNate Hook/Theljon Allen Band 

WHEN: Sunday, July 30 - 8 pm
$15 in advance/$18 at door/$10 full-time student with ID
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Nate Hook, sax, keys
Theljon Allen, trumpet
Chris Barrick, vibes
Lester Wallace, drums
Matt Keppler, live electronics

Texas native Nate Hook’s music embodies the full tone and rich creativity of great horn players from the Lone Star State. Nate moved into the East Coast jazz world attending William Paterson University, where he studied with Vincent Herring, Harold Mabern, Bill Mobley, and Bill Goodwin, among others. By 2012, Nate was performing around NYC at locales like Smalls, Smoke, The Lenox Lounge, The Zinc Bar, The Stone, and others.In 2013, he started the band “Progressive Overload,” which released their first album in the fall of 2016. As a Baltimore resident, Nate earned performance degree at Peabody studying with Gary Thomas.

Image result for Dan Blake and The DiggingDan Blake and The Digging 

WHEN: Tuesday, Aug. 1 - 8 pm
TICKETS: $15 in advance/$18 at door /$10 full-time students  with ID
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Dan Blake - saxophone
Dmitry Ishenko - bass
Jeff Williams - drums

The trio that Blake enlists includes his long time friend and collaborator Dmitry Ishenko on bass and legendary drummer Jeff Williams (Dave Liebman, Stan Getz, Joe Lovano, etc.). Ishenko is a natural choice as Blake has played with him for nearly 15 years and they were both students of great pedagogue and soprano saxophone innovator Steve Lacy. Williams' excellence behind the kit is no secret and he has revitalized the music of a new generation of players with his wisdom and inventiveness.

Park at the Franklin Street Garage (at the corner of Charles & Franklin Streets) for just $3 on evenings and weekends. You must pick up a voucher at An die Musik in order to receive the discounted rate.


Dance & Fly
Sailcloth Art Project Aboard Pride of Baltimore II
A collaboration of art and dance

WHEN: August 4-6. Join us for an opening reception on Friday, August 4, from 6 to 8 PM. Put some wine and cheese in a basket, and enjoy this fabulous collaboration of art, dance, and history. Reception is free, but RSVP is required.
WHERE: Broadway Pier, Fells Point

How does it feel to touch the sky? Slippery Rock University (SRU) Art and Dance present colorful imaginings of dancers drifting aloft on Pride of Baltimore II. Join us for a weekend art exhibition and delight in the magical interpretation of dancing painted figures (on recycled sailcloth) floating above the horizon while live dancers interpret interactive movements on deck.

Several artists have teamed up to share their talents aboard Pride II. The vessel provides a dream-like visceral experience to host a combination of art and dance. The outdoor setting is opening and expanding for sharing the sailcloth art and actualizing the encompassing movement of dance on deck.

The Sailcloth Art Project is an interdisciplinary approach interweaving art, science, dance, music, poetry, and sailing. If you attended Tall Ships Erie in 2016, you may have seen the exhibit at the Bayfront Maritime Center. There are a lot of new pieces that have been created just for this special exhibit on Pride II!

Pride II in St. Michaels 
August 11-13
On Sunday, August 13, the 8th Annual Watermen's Appreciation Day comes to the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Maryland, featuring a spirited boat docking contest, steamed crabs, and other regional food, live music, beer, boat rides, family activities, and more.

Pride II will be docked at the CBMM for the entire weekend. Deck tours are free with admission to the museum. More information about the weekend can be found here

Philadelphia, Here We Come! 
August 19-20
Pride II will be sailing to Philadelphia and docking at the Independence Seaport Museum. Public deck tours (free with admission to the museum) and day sails will be offered on Saturday, August 19, and Sunday, August 20. Tickets can be purchased on our website.

Friends in Philly, we look forward to welcoming you aboard!

NEW Guest Crew Opportunity!
Chesapeake Sail-Away
September 1-4 | $600

Sail on Pride II and go wherever the wind takes her! Spend your Labor Day weekend sailing through Pride's home waters, the Chesapeake Bay. Applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Apply today! 

Upcoming Day Sails and Free Deck Tours

  • Saturday, July 29, on Pier 1 in the Inner Harbor
    Free deck tours 10 AM-2 PM
  • Sunday, July 30, on Pier 1 in the Inner Harbor
    Free deck tours 10 AM-2 PM
    Ticketed day sail 3-5 PM (Buy tickets)
  • Friday, August 4, on Broadway Pier in Fells Point
    Dance & Fly Opening Reception (RSVP here)
  • Saturday, August 5, on Broadway Pier in Fells Point
    Ticketed day sail 11 AM-1 PM (Buy tickets)
    Free Dance & Fly deck tours 3-8 PM
  • Sunday, August 6, on Broadway Pier in Fells Point
    Ticketed day sail 11 AM-1 PM (Buy tickets)
    Free Dance & Fly deck tours 3-8 PM


Hi friends,

If you liked our A Midsummer Night's Dream (moving indoors for its final weekend), you're gonna love BSF's next show...

Love's Labour's Lost is a dazzlingly creative, remarkably modern comedy about courtship, pedantry, deer, and dancing Muscovites (you'll see). Here's the deal for opening weekend:

1. We recommend getting your tickets now.

2. Bring lawn chairs or a blanket.

3. Pack a picnic and a bottle of your favorite summer beverage (BYOB, or wine/beer/mead available for purchase).

4. Roll down to the unbelievably lush meadow at the Hopkins Evergreen Museum. Follow the BSF signs and park on the grass.

5. Come early for music and entertainment!


WHEN: July 28 - August 20, 2017.Fridays & Saturdays at 8:00pm; Sundays at 4:00pm
the unbelievably lush meadow at the Hopkins Evergreen Museum
Pre-show entertainment begins 30 minutes before showtime
The Meadow is open for picnics 1 hour before showtime
Tickets are exchangeable for any show during the run

Tuesday, July 25, 2017






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Monday, July 24, 2017



I recently wrote to share the sad news of David Simon’s passing at the age of 92.  He was the founding director of BSA and his values continue to drive our work today.  As many of you remember, David was relentless force of nature in creating this institution that we love.

David will be celebrated in a memorial service his family has planned.  It will take place in the BSA Schaefer Ballroom of the Mark Joseph Building on Saturday, August 12, at 2 pm.

I hope you’ll consider attending this memorial to this man who brought so much to our community.

Many have asked about making contributions to BSA in memory of David. Years ago, David generously established an endowed scholarship fund at BSA to help provide resources to graduating seniors who might need extra help. If you would like to contribute to David's fund, you may do so here.


Chris Ford
Director, Baltimore School for the Arts

Thursday, July 20, 2017


Worlds in Collusion at Artscape

WHEN: Friday, July 21 – Sunday, July 23, 2-8 PM daily
WHERE: UB Student Center (Maryland and Mt. Royal • 5th Floor

High Zero Foundation presents a full weekend of mind-bending performances at Artscape by regional and national artists, including the traditional, the experimental, and the just plain strange throughout the festival weekend!

Friday 7/21

2 PM Small Axe Fractured lo-fi pop duo
3 PM Sean Seaton Contemporary digital art music—with attitude!
4 PM The Witches Modern classical music for violin, flute and voices
5 PM Shelly Purdy & Sam Garrett Guitar and percussion duo informed by contemporary classical music
6 PM Peter Redgrave & Khristian Weeks Minimal movement and sound unite for mesmerizing conceptual slapstick
7 PM Amadou Kouyate Songs ancient and modern from Mali and DC for 21-string kora, djembe and koutiro drums

Saturday 7/22

2 PM Symphony Number One Musicians Michael Rittling and Sean Meyers perform chamber and electro-acoustic music, featuring a new composition by Jason Mulligan, commissioned for Artscape.
3 PM Robbie Neubauer Dense, overwhelmingly eclectic compositions for instruments and electronics
4 PM Polarity Avant garde jazz combo led by bassist Jeron White
5 PM Mbira Oracle Music for the Zimbabwean thumb piano
6 PM Ancestral Duo Multi-instrumentalists Jamal Moore and Luke Stewart’s spiritual space music duo
7 PM Jeff Carey Digital sound and light assault

Sunday 7/23

2 PM John Hoegberg Solo guitar and voice exploring the post-rock delta of American experimental song form
3 PM Patrick James Cain Experimental sound and video art from DC
4 PM Will Schorre Baltimore-based synthesizer, artist, and instrument designer
5 PM Megan McShea & Kristen Anchor Experimental video collaboration (8 minutes) and prose poetry reading by Megan McShea.
6 PM Josh Dean Immersive meditations for modified organ and light box
7 PM Cheick Hamala Diabate The classical music of Mali presented by a master of the ngoni, a distant ancestor of the banjo


Written By: Laura King
Directed By: Audra Mains Mullen
Starring: Ryan Gunning and Gareth Kelly

WHEN: July 21-30, Thurs/Fri/Sat at 8pm and Sun at 2pm
Located at 806 S. Broadway, the Vagabond Theatre is easily accessible to patrons.
TICKETS: All tickets just $10. Tickets can be purchased online at or at the door.


The warning sirens have sounded, but can Anna and David survive the fallout?

Two damaged strangers take shelter from an unknown menace in a relic from the Cold War.  In the claustrophobic confines of a family bomb shelter, Anna and David will have to decide if what is outside is more terrifying than what they are hiding inside themselves.

Photo: Ryan Gunning as Anna, Gareth Kelly as David. Photo Credit: Audra Mullen

Graphic Design: Tim Mullen

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Join Us for "Camp Artscape" This Weekend, July 21-23, 2017


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WHERE: Baltimore Clayworks, 5707 Smith Ave., Baltimore

Dear Baltimore Clayworks Patrons:

We have every interest in and want to help return the artwork, personal property, and related items that may currently be in the Gallery & Studio buildings, and we are going to make a final attempt at providing an opportunity for this to occur.

We have found volunteers to allow controlled access to the Gallery & Studio Buildings during the outlined hours and under the below conditions, which must be strictly adhered to:


  • Friday, July 21 - 5pm-8pm
  • Saturday, July 22 - 11am-7pm
  • Sunday, July 23 - 1pm-5pm


  • Patrons should arrive with TWO PRINTED COPIES listing any work, supplies, materials, and personal items within the building that they own/wish to collect
  • Small groups of no more than 5 persons at any time will be admitted into the building, and will be checked in and out by volunteers

For those artists with consignment artwork or exhibition pieces still in the Gallery Building, volunteers will be available during the following hours to provide controlled access or to facilitate the pickup/shipment of work under the following conditions:


  • Thursday, July 20 - 10am-6pm
  • Friday, July 21 - 10am-4pm


  • Consignment artwork may be picked up during the hours listed by the artist (or by a representative of the artist—please provide name/phone/email)
  • In-person pick-up must include conducting an inventory of the work prior to packing/boxing for removal
  • Shipment—via the shipper of your choosing (FedEx and UPS will pickup on site), send a Call Tag/schedule a pickup for no later than Friday, July 21


Those with exhibition pieces on site have been contacted separately. Please follow the instructions received.

Many have submitted questions or information regarding refunds. All those who have registered for classes, etc. will be contacted separately regarding any refunds, and we appreciate your patience and understand during this difficult and stressful time.

Baltimore Clayworks | 5707 Smith Avenue | Baltimore, Maryland 21209 | T. 410 578 1919 | F. 410 578 0058 |

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Seven Performers over the Next Six Days with Musical Styles for Everyone

A Classical, Jazz & World Music Concert Venue
409 N Charles Street
Baltimore MD  21201
Buy tickets online at
Or by calling us as (410) 385-2638

No Strings Attached: Peter Mazza/Steve Herberman/Blake Meister Trio

WHEN: Wednesday, July 19 - 8:30 pm
: $15 in advance/$18 at door/$10 full-time student with ID

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“It’s one thing to perform compositions that go through time modulations, meter changes, and reharmonizations; but, to do those things and make it seem effortless and of the highest musicality is a rarity...” - Just Jazz Guitar Magazine

"A guitarist with an instantly recognizable voice, his original compositions are joyous whirlwinds of thematic expression, rich with emotion and personality. Both vulnerable and commanding, he puts it all on the line and goes for it, the experience is thrilling...” - Jazz Inside Magazine

A meeting of three jazz string players from three cities --  a collaboration featuring  NYC guitarist Peter Mazza,  DC guitarist Steve Herberman, and Baltimore Upright bassist Blake Meister.

NYC Guitarist Justin Lees

WHEN: Thursday, July 20 - 8 pm
$15 in advance/$18 at door/$10 full-time student with ID

Justin Lees started playing guitar professionally in the late 70’s and studied guitar with several local prominent guitarists in Washington D.C., including Rick Whitehead, Paul Bollenbach (local to DC at the time), Bill Biesecker, Danny Gatton, and guitarists not so local (including Herb Ellis and Emily Remler).

Although stylistically diverse, Justin's main focus is on a straight ahead approach to jazz steeped in the fifties tradition of Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie and rooted in the styles of Charlie Christian and T Bone Walker. The feeling of Swing and the Blues is a constant. While in Washington D.C., he worked as a freelance musician with a variety of people that have included Ron Holloway, Dick Morgan, Keeter Betts, Cindy Cain and others. At that time, you could hear him every Monday night with his own trio at the One Step Down, Washington D.C.’s premier Jazz club, until it’s closing. He performed at Blues Alley, 219 Club, and Constitution Hall plus.

He has studied seriously with Howard Alden and Michele Ramo, as well as Dr. Asher Zlotnik. Past performances include opening for Nina Simone as a member of the Ron Holloway Group at Constitution Hall. In addition to his own solo, duo, and trio projects,

current projects include being the guitarist for the John Colianni Quintet, since its formation in 2006 as well as being the guitarist for John’s NEWLY FORMED JAZZ ORCHESTRA. John Colianni was Les Paul’s most recent pianist until his passing, and was with Mel Torme for 4 years, and also played for Lionel Hampton at the tender age of 19.

Other highlights from Justin's playing history (with John Colianni) include touring England in March of 2007 as well as playing for the Tri-State Jazz Society early in 2009. He also recorded on John Colianni’s record Johnny Chops (a 2008 release) and on On Target, a follow-up release as well as his last CD After Hours. Additionally, He has plays with the Gypsy Jazz Phenomenon Franglais. He performed with his own Trio at The Uptown Lounge and Restaurant on Manhattan on Tuesdays for a year long residency Sept of 2015-2016 as well as at The Garage in NYC for more than 10 years until its closing. His trio also performs at, Cleopatra’s Needle ans The Bar Next Door located on Manhattan.

29 & Georgia

WHEN: Friday, July 21 - 8 pm
$10 in advance/$13 at door
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Lush four-part harmonies, indelible melodies, and honest, thoughtful lyrics are what you'll get at a 29 & Georgia show. Made up of piano, acoustic guitar and two cellos, the band brings together its members' diverse musical backgrounds to create a unique sound that is both progressive and folky. 29 & Georgia's music has been featured on the shows The Fosters and Eastbound and Down.

Ann Street Trio 

WHEN: Saturday, July 22 - 2 pm 
TICKETS: $12 advance/$15 door/$8 student and military with ID
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Three of Baltimore’s finest chamber musicians have founded a new trio dedicated to performing classical music in intimate settings.  Please join them for their inaugural concert at An die Musik Live in a performance of works by W.A. Mozart, Gordon Jacob, and Johannes Brahms.

Erik Franklin, clarinet
Hui-Chuan Chen, piano
Yang Guo, viola

Erik Franklin, clarinet

Staff Sergeant Erik Franklin is a member of the U.S. Army Field Band.  Prior to joining the Field Band in March 2016, Erik held positions with the Terre Haute Symphony Orchestra and the Columbus Indiana Philharmonic.  He is the founder of the Novacane Quartet, an award-winning group discovering new avenues for art music in America. Every summer, Erik hosts the Indiana Clarinet Experience—a weeklong music camp in Brown County, Indiana.

A South Carolina native, Erik earned a BM in clarinet from Furman University and MM in clarinet from Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music.  He is currently pursuing a DM in clarinet from the Jacobs School, studying with Howard Klug.
Erik lives in Baltimore with his husband. When not traveling the country with the Field Band or the Novacane Quartet, he enjoys exploring museums and monuments in our nation’s capital.

Yang Guo, viola

Yang Guo was born and raised in Handan, China. He received his Artist Diploma from Indiana University under tutelage of Atar Arad, and Master of Music degree from the Peabody Conservatory, where he studied with Li-Kuo Chang and Victoria Chiang.

Mostly recently, he has performed with the Baltimore Symphony and Baltimore Chamber Orchestra. He is also a fellowship recipient and has participated in the Aspen Music Festival, Music Academy of the West, Banff Music Festival, Sejong Music Festival among others. As the winner of the Indiana University concerto competition in 2014, he performed the Bartok Viola Concerto with IU Philharmonic Orchestra and conductor Carl St. Clair.

Guo is joining the San Antonio Symphony this fall.

Hui-Chuan Chen, piano

A native of Taiwan, pianist Hui-Chuan Chen began piano lessons at age four and made her debut performance at six. As a successful soloist, chamber musician, collaborative pianist and educator, Hui-Chuan has traveled and performed widely throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia.

She has won numerous prizes at competitions including the Wonderlic Piano Competition in Baltimore, Concerto Competition of International Music Festival in Siena, Italy, Kaohsiung City Competition, Kawai Piano Competition, and the University Piano Concerto Competition of NTNU, Taiwan.

As a chamber musician, she has performed at the Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, and the Supreme Court of the United States. She has worked with accomplished musicians such as cellist Amit Peled and Flutist Demarre McGill.

Hui-Chuan holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University where she is also a faculty member in the preparatory division. She also serves on the faculty of the University of Maryland Baltimore City, Washington Conservatory of Music, and the Heifetz International Music Festival in Virginia.

New Perspectives Quintet 

WHEN: Saturday, July 22 - 8 pm
TICKETS: $13 in advance/$16 at door/$10 full-time students with ID
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Brandon Woody, Trumpet
Isaiah Lewis Collier - Saxophone
James Francies - Piano
Tarus Mateen - Bass
Kweku Sumbry - Drums

Brandon attends the  Brubeck Institute, a full scholarship Jazz program in California that accepts only 5 people every 1-3 years. Next year, he will attend the Manhattan School of Music on a fullride.

Brandon has won numerous competitions: Berklee Jazz Workshop 2014, Young Arts in 2015 and 2016, BSA Concerto competition in 2016, Peabody concerto competition in 2016, Shenendoah Jazz Soloists Competition in 2016. Has studied privately with Ambrose Akinmusire, Sean Jones, Tiger Okoshi, Andrew Balio, Dontae Winslow.

Brandon has performed at venues such as Jazz at Lincoln Center Appel Room, Lincoln Center Atrium, The Meyerhoff, The Lyric Opera House, The Kimmel Center, Marthas Vineyard Jazz Festival, Monterey Jazz Festival, Watts Tower Jazz Fest LA, Davis Jazz Festival, An die Musik, Twins Jazz Club, Wally's, Dizzys Jazz Club Coca Cola. Brandon recently opened up for the Newport Jazz Festival, and performed in the Danilo Perez Band.

Upendo means love in Swahili.

Sean K. Preston & Billy Kemp: Roots Cafe Singer-Songwriter Series 

WHEN: Sunday, July 23 - 5 pm
: $10 in advance/$13 at door/$10 full-time students with ID
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Performing their own songs in the round with singing host Geoffrey Himes

Billy Kemp was born and raised in Baltimore, where he led the area’s best country-rock band of the ‘70s and ‘80s (the Paradise Pickers) and its best rock'n'roll band of the ‘80s and ‘90s (the Paradise Rockers). The singer-guitarist has played with Tommy Conwell at the Meadowlands, with Jeanne Pruett at the Grand Ole Opry and with Tommy Overstreet in Europe. He produced albums for Edge City and Linda Nelson and composed music for “Bo and Mo: A Rockabilly Musical,” Maryland Public Television and the American Visionary Art Museum. For the past 10 years, he has been writing, recording and touring North America and Europe as half of the Appalachian folk duo Jeni & Billy. He’s now at work on his first solo album in 12 years: “Heart & Home.” For this show, he will reunite with his former co-writer Geoffrey Himes.

Sean K. Preston is an Australian native who moved to Maryland as a teenager, played in local punk bands here, led a folk-rock band in Ireland and a country-blues-punk band back here in Maryland. The last band, the Loaded Pistols, travels from Vermont to Missouri, playing songs from Preston’s four albums. He has released three albums and an EP, the songs ranging from delicate laments and lullabies to fiery sermons and confessions. At the Roots Café, fans will get a chance to hear those songs in an unplugged setting.

Geoffrey Himes celebrates his birthday on the day of this concert. Though he is best known as a music critic for the Washington Post, Smithsonian Magazine, Baltimore City Paper, Nashville Scene, Jazz Times, No Depression, Paste and many more, Himes is also a longtime singer-songwriter who has co-written songs with Si Kahn, Fred Koller, Walter Egan, Sonia Rutstein, Billy Kemp, Stephen Wade, Jim Patton, Tony Denikos, Alan MacEwan, Ed Pettersen, Andrew Grimm, Bob Kannenberg and others. This month Himes will premiere a new song “Reap the Benefit.”

Willem Elsevier is a conservatory trained violinist who has found success in both the classical and jazz worlds. He is best known, however, for his role in Love Riot, the Baltimore rock band that recorded with producer Eric Ambel and toured widely. Elsevier’s sophisticated solos helped the band beat out 2,500 other bands from around the globe to win the Yamaha Music Quest competition  in Japan in 1994. Elsevier has also recorded with such acts as Billy Kemp and Milkshake. Since 2012, he has been performing and songwriter in a duo with Geoffrey Himes.

Dunbar Alumni Jazz Band

WHEN: Monday, July 24 - 7 pm
TICKETS: $12 in advance/$15 at door/$10 students/$5 Dunbar students
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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.

Park at the Franklin Street Garage (at the corner of Charles & Franklin Streets) for just $3 on evenings and weekends. You must pick up a voucher at An die Musik in order to receive the discounted rate.

Great Jazz Venue 2016 & 2017 -- DownBeat Magazine
Top 10 Best Live Music Venues in Maryland --
Baltimore’s Best Jazz Venue 2005 – Baltimore Magazine

Baltimore’s Best Jazz Space 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2011 – Baltimore City Paper