Calendar of Events
Bossalingo -- Cuban and Brazilian Inspired Jazz
Jul 26, 2013 at 7:30 pm
Inspired by the sounds and rhythms of Argentina, Cuba and Brazil, Bossalingo performs their original music with passion, using the common language of Jazz improvisation to unite all of these amazing styles into an unforgettable experience for the listener. The group performs selections from the recent Bossalingo release, "Steps Beyond", as well as some earlier originals from the first record and various Jazz standards. The styles of Tango, Jazz, Rumba, Samba, Milongo, Bossa Nova, Tumbao, and Guaguanco are all featured throughout the show.

The current line up features Baltimore composer/guitarist, Michael Joseph Harris, Cesar Orozco on piano, and bassist Jake Leckie.

"Harris’s playing reflected Latin, jazz, folk and rock influences. Throughout the night, his nylon-string acoustic guitar work would prove inventive and melodic, and his guitar solo on the opener was tinged with blues." - from review of Blues Alley performance by Ken Avis, Capital Bop

$15 cover

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Bossalingo


Joanne Schmoll in "Tin Pan Lady"
Jul 27, 2013 at 7:30 pm
Renowned actor and cabaret artist, Joanne Schmoll, presents "Tin Pan Lady", a celebration of the work of women songwriters from Tin Pan Alley. Her fabulous quartet includes vocalist Des're Dubose, Music Director Amy Conley on piano and Cindy Elliot on bass.

We are all familiar with the names Gershwin, Porter, Kern, Arlen, Berlin,and the other male composers and lyricists who helped shape the growth and development of American popular song during the first half of the 20th century. But where are the women’s names? Between 1920 and 1949, 178 women joined ASCAP (the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers); women like Kay Swift, Dorothy Fields, Dana Suesse, and Ann Ronell were among the most influential. Writing the music, the lyrics or
both in works such as I Can’t Give You Anything But Love, God Bless the Child, How High the Moon, Willow, Weep For Me, and What A Diff’rence a Day Made, women played an important role in shaping what has become known as The Great American Songbook. Through persistence, talent, and sheer love of the music, they broke down countless barriers, opening doors for future women artists in the music industry.

“There are any number of performers who can make the singing of a song a satisfying musical experience. There are fewer who can accomplish this and, at the same time, do justice to the lyrics. And there are fewer still who can make you feel that you are hearing a (familiar) song for the first time. Joanne Schmoll belongs to this select company, which is why I am such an admirer of her work.”

– Sheldon Harnick, lyricist
Fiddler on the Roof; She Loves Me; Fiorello

$15 cover.


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Performers:

Joanne Schmoll
Amy Conley
Des're Dubose


Andrea Carlson in "Drivin' Myself Wild for You"
Aug 3, 2013 at 7:30 pm
Charlie Silvestri in "Up Close and Acoustic" says of this remarkable young lady:


“Andrea Carlson once told me that the first time she heard jazz, she was in love. Well, the first time I heard Andrea Carlson, I was in love. I don’t think anyone has ever hooked me with their music as quickly as Andrea did with hers. If you like music and songs that can whisk you away from all of your problems, away from your very era; songs that soothe and entertain; songs that tell a story, break your heart, then return you safely to the 21st century with your toe tapping and your fingers drumming on the table… Well, let’s just say, you’ll love Andrea Carlson too. ”

Listen to her gorgeous new CD now playing on her website: http://andreacarlsonmusic.com

$20 cover


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Performers:

Andrea Carlson
Andrea Carlson "Drivin' Myself Wild for Your"


The Matt Wigler Quartet Back By Popular Demand!
Aug 6, 2013 at 7:30 pm
Pianist/songwriter Matt Wigler and his quartet bring their unique blend of original music, blues and jazz standards to Germano’s. At age 19, this exciting artist has already released three CDs and performed nationwide. “Matt Wigler's music is far beyond his youthful years, very sophisticated, and complex, yet extremely accessible. Look for a very bright future for Mr. Wigler." (Bob Putignano, President, New York Jazz & Blues Society, WFDU host). www.mattwigler

Matt Wigler - piano/vocals
St. Clair Simmons - trombone/vocals
Tyler Buisch - drums/vocals
Max Calkin - bass


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Performers:

Matt Wigler and the Matt Wigler Trio


Gary Rubin Sings "Let There Be You"
Aug 10, 2013 at 7:30 pm
Join Gary Rubin, a local favorite, accompanied by Brent Hardesty at the piano, as they weave their magic, singing the classic songs of Sinatra, Bennett, Darin and Buble. A delightful evening of nostalgic and contemporary classics that will compel you to hum and sing along with them and will make everyday a special occasion. You will walk out smiling!

$10 cover.

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Performers:

Gary Rubin
Brent Hardesty


Laurette Hankins-O'Connell in "Starstruck at the Stork"
Aug 17, 2013 at 7:30 pm
Laurette Hankins-O’Connell returns to Germano’s for an encore performance of her fabulous new cabaret, Starstruck at the Stork.

A musical romp across three decades at Manhattan’s famed Stork Club, underscoring the sizzling affairs of those legendary stars of stage, screen, high society and politics, who gathered at the Stork to eat, drink and be envied. Peppered with savory tidbits and trivia of this fascinating bygone era of New York nightlife.

Laurette is accompanied by Nick Zurowski on piano.

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Performers:

Laurette Hankins-O'Connell


Erin Dickins, (not just a) Jazz Vocalist, with Stef Scaggiari
Aug 23, 2013 at 7:30 pm
Recording artist, singer, performer, Erin Dickins, a founding member of the original jazz vocal group Manhattan Transfer, joined by the marvelous jazz pianist, Stef Scaggiari, returns to the Cabaret.

Ms. Dickins has performed and recorded with many well-known artists including: James Taylor, Linda Ronstadt, Bette Midler, The Talking Heads, Yoko Ono, Melissa Manchester, Jim Croce, Andy Pratt, James Brown, Randy Neuman, Laura Brannigan, Janis Ian, Roberta Flack, Peabo Bryson, Barry Manilow, Patti Austin, Ashford & Simpson, Leonard Cohen, Dr. John, Paul Butterfield and Levon Helm.

“If Tony Bennett and Sarah Vaughan had a child, she'd sound like this. Excellent song selections, wonderful interpretations ... and then there's that voice. This is an artist who's worth your attention and support.”

Jen Trachtman, Amazon.com, USA

$20 cover. $20 food/drink minimum.


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Performers:

Erin Dickins
Stefan Scaggiari


Charisma Wooten Returns in "An Evening of Eclectic Songs"
Aug 24, 2013 at 7:30 pm
Ms. Wooten returns to Germano’s Trattoria for her fourth year with An Evening of Eclectic Songs.

Whether the music is classical, jazz, American show tunes, spirituals, gospel or folk music, this vocalist entertains you with drama and comedy. "...her voice has a warm earthy sound with a slight raspiness of a blues singer (some might classify as contralto); but she can reach the clear soprano spinto clarity... this voice invites you into the story, as if she is telling you a secret..." Hamil Harris, The Washington Post. "...Charisma's performances are considered ‘edu-tainment' ... you will be compelled to think". Philip E. Pannell, The Washington Informer.

This Helen Hayes nominated performing artist has performed in countless vocal background ensembles for artists Alexandra Lajoux, Albertina Walker, Pat Boone, Earth, Wind and Fire; Myrna Summers, Deniece Williams, Bernard Mavritte and Aretha Franklin ... throughout the United States, Europe, Africa and at Blues Alley, Charlie's Georgetown, The Marquee Lounge, the Baltimore Museum of Art, The Corcoran Gallery, Source Theatre, Studio Theatre, Kennedy Center, the National Theatre and the historic Ford's Theatre.

An Evening of Eclectic Songs includes songs from Cole Porter, Thomas "Fats" Waller, Billy Holiday, Ira and George Gershwin, Ted Koehler and Harold Arlen, Stephen Sondheim and Leonard Bernstein to Hal David and Burt Bacharach; just to name a few.

Performing with Ms. Wooten are Stef Scaggiari, Terron "Stickman" Whitehead, and Mark Russell.

$20 cover.

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Performers:

Charisma Wooten at Germano's
Stefan Scaggiari
Mark Russell


Kings of Crownsville Return to the Cabaret
Sep 6, 2013 at 8:00 pm
"Homegrown Americana boogie blues and big band rockin' swing jazz is a chunky description of the Kings. The 6-piece band blends guitar, bass, drums, piano, trumpet, trombone, and vocal harmony. The result: a robust, polished sound that makes for easy toe-tapping and dancing."

Stephen Perraud, The Live Wire, June 2011

Performers:

Kings of Crownsville


The Audrey Herman Celebration
Sep 7, 2013 at 6:30 pm
A Passion for Theatre!
Celebrate 51 years of exceptional, diverse, creative and bold theatre as we celebrate the accomplishments of the previous years, and the future of Spotlighters! Join us for cabaret and dinner. For reservations and additional information, contact:

Fuzz Roark, Executive Director
Managing / Artistic Director
Spotlighters Theatre
www.spotlighters.org
(410)752-1225

$20 cover is a donation to Spotlighters Theatre.

Performers:

Audrey Herman
Spotlighters Theater


Julie Kurzava and Diane Kinsley in "Wit, Whimsy and the Gershwins"
Sep 8, 2013 at 7:30 pm
Through the endless optimism of the 20s and the deep depression of the 30’s, George and Ira Gershwin’s songs captivated America. George’s energetic, colorful tunes combined with Ira’s breezy wit, set the standard for popular music as the day. Not only were they icons themselves, but they were hugely influential among their peers on Broadway and in Hollywood.



Singer Julie Kurzava and pianist Diane Kinsley go back to that time, presenting standards and lesser known songs by George & Ira Gershwin, plus a few from their friends and contemporaries, including Jerome Kern, Harold Arlen, Jerome Kern & Cole Porter. Julie Kurzava brings her whimsical style, combined with Ira Gershwins breezy wit – a combination that is just “S’wonderful”.

$10 cover.

Performers:

Julie Kurzava
Diane Kinsley


Winters Lane Productions Cabaret Series Presents: We're Playing His Song…. A Salute To Marvin Hamlisch
Sep 12, 2013 at 7:30 pm
A Salute to Marvin Hamlisch

Join us for a Cabaret style performance of the Marvin Hamilisch Songbook. Featuring songs and scenes from the Broadway Hit Shows: They're Playing Our Song, A Chorus Line, and Sweet Smell of Success. We'll also be visiting the great standards The Way We Were, The Last Time I felt Like This, Sweet Alibis and many more. So, Join us for this entertaining, one of a kind evening.

Featuring
Wendy Baird
Stephanie Brown
Chad W. Fornwalt
P.J. Mitchell
Vincent Musgrave
Anya Nebel

Musical Direction by J.Michael d'Haviland

Presented for Three Nights Only
Thursday, September 12th @ 7:30 PM
Friday September, 13th @ 7:30 PM
and Saturday, September 14th @ 7:30 PM

For Tickets call (410) 752-4515
Ticket price is $15, WITH a $20 Food and Beverage Minimum

Performers:

Winters Lane Productions


Winters Lane Productions Cabaret Series Presents: We're Playing His Song... A Salute to Marvin Hamlisch
Sep 13, 2013 at 7:30 pm
A Salute to Marvin Hamlisch

Join us for a Cabaret style performance of the Marvin Hamilisch Songbook. Featuring songs and scenes from the Broadway Hit Shows: They're Playing Our Song, A Chorus Line, and Sweet Smell of Success. We'll also be visiting the great standards The Way We Were, The Last Time I felt Like This, Sweet Alibis and many more. So, Join us for this entertaining, one of a kind evening.

Featuring
Wendy Baird
Stephanie Brown
Chad W. Fornwalt
P.J. Mitchell
Vincent Musgrave
Anya Nebel

Musical Direction by J.Michael d'Haviland

Presented for Three Nights Only
Thursday, September 12th @ 7:30 PM
Friday September, 13th @ 7:30 PM
and Saturday, September 14th @ 7:30 PM

For Tickets call (410) 752-4515
Ticket price is $15, WITH a $20 Food and Beverage Minimum

Performers:

Winters Lane Productions


Winters Lane Productions Cabaret Series Presents: We're Playing His Song... A Salute to Marvin Hamlisch
Sep 14, 2013 at 7:30 pm
A Salute to Marvin Hamlisch

Join us for a Cabaret style performance of the Marvin Hamilisch Songbook. Featuring songs and scenes from the Broadway Hit Shows: They're Playing Our Song, A Chorus Line, and Sweet Smell of Success. We'll also be visiting the great standards The Way We Were, The Last Time I felt Like This, Sweet Alibis and many more. So, Join us for this entertaining, one of a kind evening.

Featuring
Wendy Baird
Stephanie Brown
Chad W. Fornwalt
P.J. Mitchell
Vincent Musgrave
Anya Nebel

Musical Direction by J.Michael d'Haviland

Presented for Three Nights Only
Thursday, September 12th @ 7:30 PM
Friday September, 13th @ 7:30 PM
and Saturday, September 14th @ 7:30 PM

For Tickets call (410) 752-4515
Ticket price is $15, WITH a $20 Food and Beverage Minimum

Performers:

Winters Lane Productions


Uptown Vocal Jazz Quartet
Sep 15, 2013 at 7:30 pm
Uptown Vocal Jazz Quartet (UVJQ) puts its sublime signature on an engaging vocal jazz genre and breathes new life into the tradition of the great harmonizing vocal groups with its new cool: a repertoire of swinging, tightly harmonized originals and a sound that is quickly becoming a vocalese classic. Reviewers, radio hosts, live audiences and listeners around the world have praised this group as a standout for their creative originality and superb musicality. Critics have described them as “vocalese at its best”…”as versatile and entertaining as any vocal group you will hear”… "electrifying"...“pure fun”…“sensational” …and “a breath of fresh air.”

Ginny Carr (vocal alto)
Andre Enceneat (bass vocal)
Holly Shockey (soprano vocal)
Robert McBride (tenor vocal)
Frank Russo (drums)
Alan Blackman (piano)
Max Murray (bass)

Visit www.uptownvocaljazzquartet.com to sample the group's fabulous music.

$20 cover.

Performers:

Uptown Vocal Jazz Quartet


Kevin James Logan Presents "The Music in You, A Cabaret of Friendship, Part II"
Sep 22, 2013 at 7:00 pm
Kevin couldn't fit all the songs he wanted in his first cabaret about friendship! He had to create another to fit the rest! "The Music in You, a cabaret of Friendship Part II" features songs the are very close to Kevin's heart.

Arranged and accompanied by Todd Harrison Twining

Performers:

Kevin James Logan
Todd Harrison Twining


Winters Lane Productions Cabaret Series Presents Shawnee Louise in "The Joy of Neo-Jazz"
Sep 26, 2013 at 7:30 pm
Actress, Shawnee Louise garnered a 2012 BEST ACTRESS NOMINATION for her role as Effie White in Dreamgirls on Dominion Stage. Enjoy a mixture of jazz and neo-soul that will curb your enthusiasm!

Performers:

Shawnee Louise
Winters Lane Productions


Winters Lane Productions Cabaret Series Presents Aaron Reeder in "The Standard"
Sep 27, 2013 at 7:30 pm
Noted as, "one of greater Washington DC area's finest young talents," Aaron Reeder makes a return from New York City for a home town exclusive preview of developing one-man show in homage to Rat Pack member Sammy Davis Jr. Davis lead a unique and provocative life. The night will be filled with favorites and forgotten songs the fascinating crooner made famous—I’ve Gotta Be Me, Mr. Bojangles, The Candy Man, That Old Black Magic as well as swing and swagger of the Pack. Do not miss this one night only evening of music.

Performers:

Aaron Reeder
Winters Lane Productions


Mary Ann Redmond, Paul Langosch and Jay Cooley Return to Germano's
Sep 28, 2013 at 12:00 am
Nils Lofgren describes Mary Ann Redmond as a great, great singer.

Singer/songwriter Mary Ann Redmond is described as “an exciting vocal talent” in a Billboard magazine article that went on to say “….Redmond is wowing club audiences as a completely formed stylist, who sings heartfelt ballads and funky tunes with equal ease and enthusiasm in an alto voice that soars effortlessly to soprano range.”

Do not miss an opportunity to catch her where she shines best -- in a LIVE performance. She is joined by the wonderful Paul Langosch on bass and Jay Cooley on piano.


“It's startling when the petite blonde with a perky smile opens her mouth and out pours an amalgam of Gladys Knight, Tina Turner and Aretha Franklin.” --Christopher Loudon, JazzTimes.

$20 cover.

THE JEN CHAPIN TRIO Returns to Germano's!
Oct 3, 2013 at 7:30 pm
Jen Chapin’s music is urban folk soul — story songs that search for community and shared meaning, powered by the funk and improvisation of the city. Critics have hailed her work as “brilliant.. soulfully poetic” (NPR), “thoughtful.. worth-savoring” (People), “addictive” (Boston Globe), “smart, observant, lyrically deft, politically aware and emotionally intuitive” (Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel). JazzTimes has called her “a first-rate storyteller” while Relix regards her as “one of the freshest voices singing today."

She has been featured on “Late Nite with Conan O’Brien,” honored by the USA Songwriting Competition, appeared on stage with Bruce Springsteen, and opened up for Bruce Hornsby and the Neville Brothers. Her performances are powerful, spotlighting the world-class musicianship and rare chemistry of Grammy-nominated acoustic bassist/husband Stephan Crump and “unflappable melodist” (New York Times) guitarist Jamie Fox.

$15 cover.

Performers:

Jen Chapin
The Jen Chapin Trio


Betsey Hobelmann in "Milestones: a review of life in song"
Oct 11, 2013 at 7:30 pm
The lovely Betsey Hobelmann returns to the Cabaret in "Milestones: a review of life in song." From auditions, to influential songs and artists, to past and present favorites, Betsey pinpoints the crucial music that shaped her love for singing. She is accompanied by John Wilson on piano.

Performers:

Betsey Hobelmann
John Wilson


Sandy Asirvatham Quartet: "Back to the School of Life"
Oct 12, 2013 at 7:30 pm
Sandy Asirvatham Quartet is what "vocal jazz" sounds like when performed without any concern for narrow boundaries of style or repertoire. Led by a category-defying pianist and singer-songwriter, the group can interpret and transform artists as diverse as Herbie Hancock (60s jazz-funk), Radiohead (90s alt rock), Joni Mitchell (70s classic), and Federico Mompou (50s classical), bringing a unique groove and authentically new approach to each song. Asirvatham and her sidemen--Jake Leckie (bass), Shareef Taher (drummer), and Ben Frock (trumpet--bring boundless invention and compelling beauty to every set they play.


Asirvatham, a former City Paper columnist and the co-creator of the epic Pink Floyd tribute album, Mobtown Moon, is well known to Baltimore's culture vultures (and Germano's audiences!) for her keen wit and intellect. In this special early-fall show, she applies her shimmering piano and soulful voice to a typically diverse set of songs, all centered on the theme of "earned wisdom." If hard knocks in life and in love are on the final exam, we are all A students....

Performers:

Sandy Asirvatham


Andy Belt & Friends Return to the Cabaret!
Oct 18, 2013 at 7:30 pm
Andy Belt & Friends returns to Germano's with their unique brand of urban-billy new grass.  Andy Belt & Friends features the talents of long-time Baltimore singer/songwriter, Andy Belt, the fiddle and Banjo playing of Gary Backhaus and the impressive guitar stylings of All Mighty Senator, Warren Boes. Brooks Osman, Brian Truax and Brian Baker complete the ensemble's six piece line-up. 

$10 cover.

Performers:

Andy Belt and Friends


"So Much Better Than T.V!": An Evening in Song with Bernard Mavritte
Oct 19, 2013 at 7:00 pm
Bernard Mavritte, considered a "Singer's Singer" by his peer, returns to Germano's after three previous sold-out performances. With his beautiful voice as he accompanies himself on piano, he treats us to songs by Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein, Michel Legrand, Jeffrey Osborne, Berry Gordy, Hal Davis, Joe Raposo and a song or two of his own. He is joined by Mike Pryer on bass and Rick Slye on drums. "So Much Better Than T.V.!"

"Mavritte must have been born to perform. His baritone has a velvety texture. His style is gentle and warm, and he demonstrates the same sensitivity as Robert Flack, who is his friend as well as colleague.”
John Segraves, The Evening Star

$15 cover.

Performers:

Bernard Mavritte


Dick Kaufmann Live! A Benefit for the Wounded Warrior Project
Oct 26, 2013 at 7:30 pm
Dick Kaufmann Live! is the remarkable story of dreams frozen for half a century — then brought to life in rich, vibrant color. It's a journey you won't want to miss. With the inimitable Charlie Barnett providing accompaniment on piano.
This is a benefit for the Wounded Warrior Project, an organization that assists military personnel who have been wounded in action. The $20 cover is a tax deductible donation to the organization.

The mission of the Wounded Warrior Project is to foster the most successful, well-adjusted generation of wounded warriors in this nation's history. For additional information, visit http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/

Performers:

Dick Kaufmann
Charlie Barnett


Cold Spring Jazz Quartet Presents “Somewhere in the Night: The Music of Film Noir”
Nov 1, 2013 at 7:30 pm
For more than fifteen years, CSJQ has been treating Baltimore-Washington audiences to their scintillating blend of current and classic jazz. The emphasis for this evening, however, is on the classics, as CSJQ performs the music of 1940s and ‘50s films noir.

The words “film noir” conjure up images of smoky night clubs, rain-slicked streets, world-weary detectives and dangerous dame. On the soundtrack, of course, there is a slinky jazz saxophone. But there’s one problem: films noir of the 1940s didn’t have jazz scores. What they did have were a large body of tunes drawn from the Great American Songbook—classics such as “I’ll Remember April” (from Phantom Lady), “Stella by Starlight” (The Uninvited), saloon songs such as “One for My Baby” (Road House), as well as the title tunes of Laura, Body and Soul, and The Blue Gardenia, among many others. In the 1950s and later, jazz soundtracks
set the mood for film noirs such as The Big Combo, Sweet Smell of Success, and Touch of Evil, and for television crime series such as Peter Gunn and Mr. Lucky. CSJQ will perform all of these and more.

Along with this evocative jazz, the event features introductions by CSJQ’s saxophonist and vocalist, Mark Osteen—who also happens to be a film scholar and the author of Nightmare Alley: Film Noir and the American Dream. “Somewhere in the Night” is a dazzling and unique multi-media event that is sure to delight both jazz aficionados and classic movie fans.

$20 cover

Performers:

Cold Spring Jazz Quartet


Adele Russell and Bob Hallock - "Adele and Bob--Two Together"
Nov 8, 2013 at 7:30 pm
Popular cabaret artists, Adele Russell and Bob Hallock, join forces in this celebration of love and life, showcasing their musical chemistry and great rapport with audiences. "Two Together" weaves their personal stories with fresh takes on great tunes, from Broadway to the Great American Songbook up to the present time. www.bobhallock.com

Performers:

Bob Hallock
Adele Russell


Adele Russell and Bob Hallock - "Adele and Bob--Two Together"
Nov 9, 2013 at 7:30 pm
Popular cabaret artists, Adele Russell and Bob Hallock, join forces in this celebration of love and life, showcasing their musical chemistry and great rapport with audiences. "Two Together" weaves their personal stories with fresh takes on great tunes, from Broadway to the Great American Songbook up to the present time. www.bobhallock.com

Performers:

Bob Hallock
Adele Russell


Adele Russell and Bob Hallock - "Adele and Bob--Two Together"
Nov 10, 2013 at 7:30 pm
Popular cabaret artists, Adele Russell and Bob Hallock, join forces in this celebration of love and life, showcasing their musical chemistry and great rapport with audiences. "Two Together" weaves their personal stories with fresh takes on great tunes, from Broadway to the Great American Songbook up to the present time. www.bobhallock.com

Performers:

Bob Hallock
Adele Russell


Adele Russell and Bob Hallock - "Adele and Bob--Two Together"
Nov 15, 2013 at 7:30 pm
Popular cabaret artists, Adele Russell and Bob Hallock, join forces in this celebration of love and life, showcasing their musical chemistry and great rapport with audiences. "Two Together" weaves their personal stories with fresh takes on great tunes, from Broadway to the Great American Songbook up to the present time. www.bobhallock.com

Performers:

Bob Hallock
Adele Russell


Adele Russell and Bob Hallock - "Adele and Bob--Two Together"
Nov 16, 2013 at 7:30 pm
Popular cabaret artists, Adele Russell and Bob Hallock, join forces in this celebration of love and life, showcasing their musical chemistry and great rapport with audiences. "Two Together" weaves their personal stories with fresh takes on great tunes, from Broadway to the Great American Songbook up to the present time. www.bobhallock.com

Performers:

Bob Hallock
Adele Russell


Bossalingo--Cuban and Brazilian Inspired Jazz
Nov 22, 2013 at 12:00 am
Inspired by the sounds and rhythms of Argentina, Cuba and Brazil, Bossalingo performs their original music with passion, using the common language of Jazz improvisation to unite all of these amazing styles into an unforgettable experience for the listener. The group performs selections from the recent Bossalingo release, "Steps Beyond", as well as some earlier originals from the first record and various Jazz standards. The styles of Tango, Jazz, Rumba, Samba, Milongo, Bossa Nova, Tumbao, and Guaguanco are all featured throughout the show.

The current line up features Baltimore composer/guitarist, Michael Joseph Harris, Didier Prossaird on piano, bassist Steve Zerlin, and drummer Mike Kuhl.

"Harris’s playing reflected Latin, jazz, folk and rock influences. Throughout the night, his nylon-string acoustic guitar work would prove inventive and melodic, and his guitar solo on the opener was tinged with blues." - from review of Blues Alley performance by Ken Avis, Capital Bop

Performers:

Bossalingo


Uptown Vocal Jazz Quartet
Nov 23, 2013 at 7:30 pm
Uptown Vocal Jazz Quartet (UVJQ) puts its sublime signature on an engaging vocal jazz genre and breathes new life into the tradition of the great harmonizing vocal groups with its new cool: a repertoire of swinging, tightly harmonized originals and a sound that is quickly becoming a vocalese classic. Reviewers, radio hosts, live audiences and listeners around the world have praised this group as a standout for their creative originality and superb musicality. Critics have described them as “vocalese at its best”…”as versatile and entertaining as any vocal group you will hear”… "electrifying"...“pure fun”…“sensational” …and “a breath of fresh air.”

Ginny Carr (vocal alto)
Andre Enceneat (bass vocal)
Holly Shockey (soprano vocal)
Robert McBride (tenor vocal)
Frank Russo (drums)
Alan Blackman (piano)
Max Murray (bass)

Visit www.uptownvocaljazzquartet.com to sample the group's fabulous music.

$20 cover.

Performers:

Uptown Vocal Jazz Quartet


Todd Harrison Twining Presents "The Holiday Express"
Nov 24, 2013 at 7:30 pm
Take a ride with us as we board the Holiday Express and travel from Thanksgiving to Hanukkah and all the way to the North Pole just in time for Christmas, singing holiday favorites and ushering in a festive holiday season with singer/songwriter Todd Harrison Twining and friends. We will feature songs from classic Holiday films both old and new such as White Christmas, The Polar Express, Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer, and the Little Drummer Boy. Cabaret dinner will begin at 6PM.

$20 cover.


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Performers:

Todd Harrison Twining


Winters Lane Productions Cabaret Series Presents "Forever Plaid: Plaid Tidings"
Dec 5, 2013 at 7:30 pm
FOREVER PLAID: PLAID TIDINGS is a brand-new show that offers the best of FOREVER PLAID tied-up in a nifty package with a big Christmas bow on top! Filled with Christmas standards that have all been “Plaid-erized,” our boys are back to do their Christmas Special.


At first Francis, Jinx, Smudge, and Sparky aren’t sure why they’ve returned to Earth for another posthumous performance, but a phone call from the heavenly Rosemary Clooney lets them know that they’re needed to put a little harmony into a discordant world. Sprinkled among the Christmas offerings are audience favorites like their riotous three minute and eleven second version of “The Ed Sullivan Show” - this time featuring the Rockettes, the Chipmunks and The Vienna Boys Choir, and a Plaid Caribbean Christmas which puts the “Day-O” in Excelsis!


This truly "heaven-sent" holiday treat will lift audiences' spirits and remind youngsters that not all good music has to be auto-tuned.

$20 cover.

Performers:

Winters Lane Productions


Mary Grace Mazzulli and Mary DeLacy Kidwell Present: A Very “Mary” Evening
Dec 6, 2013 at 7:30 pm
Sopranos Mary Grace Mazzulli and Mary DeLacy Kidwell bring you the sounds of Broadway and the sounds of the season. The sister duo will be accompanied on piano by Lou Smith, a graduate of the Maryland School for the Blind. Join us for an evening of musical favorites.

$10 cover.

Performers:

Mary Grace Mazzulli
Mary DeLacy Kidwell
Lou Smith


Winters Lane Productions Cabaret Series Presents "Forever Plaid: Plaid Tidings"
Dec 7, 2013 at 7:30 pm
FOREVER PLAID: PLAID TIDINGS is a brand-new show that offers the best of FOREVER PLAID tied-up in a nifty package with a big Christmas bow on top! Filled with Christmas standards that have all been “Plaid-erized,” our boys are back to do their Christmas Special.


At first Francis, Jinx, Smudge, and Sparky aren’t sure why they’ve returned to Earth for another posthumous performance, but a phone call from the heavenly Rosemary Clooney lets them know that they’re needed to put a little harmony into a discordant world. Sprinkled among the Christmas offerings are audience favorites like their riotous three minute and eleven second version of “The Ed Sullivan Show” - this time featuring the Rockettes, the Chipmunks and The Vienna Boys Choir, and a Plaid Caribbean Christmas which puts the “Day-O” in Excelsis!


This truly "heaven-sent" holiday treat will lift audiences' spirits and remind youngsters that not all good music has to be auto-tuned.

$20 cover.

Performers:

Winters Lane Productions


Winters Lane Productions Cabaret Series Presents "Forever Plaid: Plaid Tidings"
Dec 8, 2013 at 7:30 pm
FOREVER PLAID: PLAID TIDINGS is a brand-new show that offers the best of FOREVER PLAID tied-up in a nifty package with a big Christmas bow on top! Filled with Christmas standards that have all been “Plaid-erized,” our boys are back to do their Christmas Special.


At first Francis, Jinx, Smudge, and Sparky aren’t sure why they’ve returned to Earth for another posthumous performance, but a phone call from the heavenly Rosemary Clooney lets them know that they’re needed to put a little harmony into a discordant world. Sprinkled among the Christmas offerings are audience favorites like their riotous three minute and eleven second version of “The Ed Sullivan Show” - this time featuring the Rockettes, the Chipmunks and The Vienna Boys Choir, and a Plaid Caribbean Christmas which puts the “Day-O” in Excelsis!


This truly "heaven-sent" holiday treat will lift audiences' spirits and remind youngsters that not all good music has to be auto-tuned.

$20 cover.

Performers:

Winters Lane Productions


Mary Grace Mazzulli and Mary DeLacy Kidwell Present: A Very “Mary” Evening
Dec 12, 2013 at 7:30 pm
Sopranos Mary Grace Mazzulli and Mary DeLacy Kidwell bring you the sounds of Broadway and the sounds of the season. The sister duo will be accompanied on piano by Lou Smith, a graduate of the Maryland School for the Blind. Join us for an evening of musical favorites.
$10 cover.

Performers:

Mary Grace Mazzulli
Mary DeLacy Kidwell
Lou Smith


An Evening with The Larry Brown Quartet
Dec 14, 2013 at 7:30 pm
Washingtonian magazine says, “Larry Brown is a pianist whose rendering of ballads is particularly moving”. The Washington Post calls him “an artist deserving of greater exposure” and says Brown “evokes the master touch”. A post be-bop jazz pianist, Larry lists his major influences as Bill Evans, Wynton Kelly, and Miles Davis.

$20 cover.

Performers:

Larry Brown


David DeBoy and the Hons in "Crabs for Christmas"
Dec 15, 2013 at 7:00 pm
The Rockettes may be coming to Baltimore, but at the Cabaret at Germano's we are celebrating Christmas Bawlmer style. It's a Crazy Carnival of Crabby Christmas Carols, audience participation, surprises and fun for all ages. David DeBoy will be performing hits from his album "Crabs For Christmas for Twenty Years" plus premiering new songs. Joining David will be "Hons" Karen Fitze and Wendy Savelle, and special guest, David Zee, an award-winning composer, recording artist and performer with national credits. Celebrate the season like a true Balti-moron!

Doors open at 5:30 for pre-show dining.

Performers:

David DeBoy and the Hons
David Zee


Donald Hicken and the Baltimore School for the Arts Present "A Child's Christmas in Wales"
Dec 18, 2013 at 7:30 pm
"A Child’s Christmas in Wales" by Dylan Thomas
A Reading by Donald Hicken

Dylan Thomas’ prose/poetic recalling of his boyhood in the coastal village of Swansea is a humorous, touching and deeply human story of one particularly fabled Christmas seen through the eyes of the children who populate the poet’s memory. Renowned director Donald Hicken narrates this delightful Christmas classic. Following the reading, he will be joined by BSA colleagues, Nancy Krebs and Becky Mossing, who will the audience singing seasonal favorites.

$10 cover is a tax-deductible donation to The Baltimore School for the Arts.

Performers:

Donald Hicken
Baltimore School for the Arts


Todd Harrison Twining Presents "Songs for a New Year"
Dec 31, 2013 at 7:30 pm
We will begin at 7:30 with a delicious Cabaret dinner followed by music that will help us ring in the new year in song! We will feature Todd Harrison Twining and company singing Broadway pieces by Jason Robert Brown, Frank Wildhorn, Stephen Schwartz and others. Following the Cabaret, take a stroll down the street to see the fabulous Baltimore Inner Harbor Fireworks.

$20 cover.


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Performers:

Todd Harrison Twining


Tracie Thoms Presents the Second Annual Baltimore School for the Arts Alumni Cabaret
May 1, 2014 at 7:30 pm
Stay tuned for details!

Performers:

Tracie Thoms
Baltimore School for the Arts
Innaugural BSA Alumni Showcase