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Friday, September 30, 2016 at 8:00 p.m.
Our good friend Chuck Redd is an internationally known vibraphonist and drummer who travels the world playing with the jazz greats but he is also a firm believer in finding and nurturing new talent. For this show he brings Joshua Espinoza on piano, Savannah Harris on drums and Eliot Seppa on bass, three rising stars in the DC area. Pianist Joshua Espinoza has a style rooted in the jazz tradition yet is tastefully modern. Born in Hawaii, raised in Greensboro,, NC, he has a Bachelors in Piano Performance from Furman University (SC) and a Masters in Jazz Studies from Indiana University. Eliot Seppa is an upright and electric bassist who has always been influenced by a variety of musical styles. As a child, he studied classical bass and heard his dad's favorite rock and folk music at home while also becoming more and more influenced by the hip-hop, R&B, go-go, and Latin American music that he would hear at school, friend's houses, and elsewhere. He attended Howard University, where he graduated in with a Bachelor of Music - Jazz Studies. He has been the regular bassist for the Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra since 2011 and with the Donvonte McCoy Sextet at Eighteenth Street Lounge since 2013. Drummer Savannah Harris is a recent graduate of Howard University where she was a journalism major and a member of their acclaimed Jazz Ensemble. She hails from Oakland, CA and has performed at the Kennedy Center as part of the Mary Lou Williams Jazz Festival. In choosing her as one of the 3 best drummers on the DC Jazz Scene in 2015, the DC City Paper said “Harris is the incisive, penetrating young blood who couldn’t lose the beat if her life depended on it.” About this evening, Chuck said, “This should be a fun night- they're all very talented young players!”
with Leonardo Lucini, bass & Andrew Connell, clarinet and sax
Brazilian Jazz for Two Guitars
Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 8:00 p.m.
Known widely as Duo Violao Brasil, Rogerio Souza and Edinho Gerber explore and expand on the musical possibilities of two guitars (violoes) and a Brazilian repertoire from composers like Pixinguinha, Baden Powell, and Jobim as well as originals all with inventive arrangements in the many styles of 20th century Brazilian popular music. On this fall tour they renew a collaboration with virtuoso bassist, music educator and compatriot Leonardo Lucini who has settled in the Washington, D.C. area, and clarinetist, saxophonist and American ethnomusicologist Andrew Connell, PhD who teaches and performs from his base at James Madison University in Virginia. A master of six and seven string guitars, Rogerio Souza is one of Brazil’s foremost musical ambassadors, best known for showcasing traditional Brazilian music, especially samba and choro. He is a pioneer in the style known as “choro novo” – innovative interpretations of traditional Brazilian instrumental music that remain true to the roots. As the son of a Brazilian mother and American father, guitarist and composer Edinho Gerber developed a rich musical vocabulary. Enlisting the genres of choro, jazz, samba, and blues, he searches for new points of intersection within his dual cultural identity. A staple in the Chicago music scene, he has performed with U.S. based Brazilian groups such as Som Brasil, Renato Anesi Trio and A Cor do Brasil and he led samba-jazz group Zona Sul
Featured Guests: Vaughn Bratcher, bass and Ray Anthony, drums
With your host Joe Holt
Monday, October 3, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.
Join us for another Mainstay Monday! These eclectic evenings happen every Monday night. Each is hosted by Chestertown’s Joe Holt at the piano partnering with a special guest. The music is diverse and spontaneous. Every Monday we have casual seating, tables so you can bring your own dinner and a cash bar. The evenings begin at 7:00 p.m and run until about 8:30. Featured guests tonight are Vaughn Bratcher on bass with Ray Anthony on drums.
Rockin' Blues and Boogie
Saturday, October 8, 2016 at 8:00 p.m.
The great Daryl Davis returns with a full band (drums, bass, guitar and sax)for a rockin’ boogie-woogie FallFest concert. Daryl is a virtuoso on the keyboard and a great vocalist and guitarist. He was born in Chicago, the electric blues capital of the world, received his Bachelors in Music from Howard University in jazz and then went to work with such artists as Chuck Berry, Elvis Presley’s Jordanaires, Jerry Lee Lewis, The Platters, The Drifters, The Coasters, Bo Diddley, Percy Sledge, and Sam Moore (of Sam & Dave), to name a few. The great boogie woogie and blues pianists Pinetop Perkins and Johnnie Johnson both praised Davis’s authenticity playing a style that was popular 20 years before he was born. This will be an unforgettable evening of pounding boogie-woogie, wailing jazz and searing blues from a master. Daryl is a big favorite with Mainstay audiences and this is sure to sell out so make your reservations now.
Featured Guest: Henning Hoehne, clarinet and sax
With your host Joe Holt
Monday, October 10, 2016
Join us for another Mainstay Monday! These eclectic evenings happen every Monday night. Each is hosted by Chestertown’s Joe Holt at the piano partnering with a special guest. The music is diverse and spontaneous. Every Monday we have casual seating, tables so you can bring your own dinner and a cash bar. The evenings begin at 7:00 p.m and run until about 8:30. Featured guest tonight is Henning Hoehne, a clarinetist in the Benny Goodman and Dixieland traditions who began his performing career in his native Germany in the 1950's, was the leader and founder of the US Naval Academy Band's Original Crab Town Stompers and still going strong.Joe Holt's website
Rossano Sportiello, Nicki Parrott, Chuck Reddo
Friday, October 14, 2016 at 8:00 p.m.
These three noted jazz musicians and three good friends, Rossano Sportiello on piano, Nicki Parrott on bass and vocals and Chuck Redd on vibes and drums team up for an evening of Jazz that is New York cool and Mainstay hot. They have all played on each other’s projects and were a hit last year here at The Mainstay. The Italian jazz pianist, Rossano Sportiello (now based in New York) has a light, precise, yet authoritative touch on the keyboard and an approach to the music that lends great joy to his playing. His tribute to pianist George Shearing “The Smiling Piano” ran for two weeks at the Café Carlyle in NY to great critical acclaim from publications such as The New York Times and Jazz Lives. Aussie bassist and Mainstay favorite Nicki Parrott, (also based in NYC) is known for her superb bass lines and sparkling vocals. Chuck Redd is a master at vibes and drums. Sportiello, Parrott and Redd have worked together countless times at jazz festivals, jazz parties, jazz cruises and other events around the US and in Europe. In spring of 2015 they played to packed house at The United Nations, inaugurating the new jazz concert series there. They will be playing together later this month at the Roswell Jazz Festival and The Colorado Springs Jazz Party but you can get an intimate sneak preview here.
Austin based with Memphis Roots
Singer and Songwriter
Sunday, October 16, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.
Kelley Mickwee is an Austin-based singer and songwriter with deep, soulful Memphis roots. She made a name for herself as a member of the renowned Texas based group, the Trishas and her sultry Southern drawl seasoned their trademark heavenly harmonies with organic, earthy grit. She has a powerful, expressive voice, which she uses effectively to convey the emotions in her lyrics, exploring such topics as love, loneliness and temptations of various kinds. There is that organic and soulful Memphis mojo prevalent throughout her debut solo recording, You Used to Live Here. It is a sound rooted in Americana and the duskier, groovier side of the singer-songwriter genre. Inspired by singers like Aretha and Linda Ronstadt she considers herself a singer before a songwriter. Her subtleties and raw power and her smoky sultry voice, reminiscent of Bonnie Raitt, soar whether she is singing one of her own songs or covering an inspired song by the likes of John Fullbright or Eliza Gilkyson. She plays guitar and mandolin. Note the 7 pm start time.
Featured Guest: Phil Dutton, piano and vocals
With your host Joe Holt
Monday, October 17, 2016
Join us for another Mainstay Monday! These eclectic evenings happen every Monday night. Each is hosted by Chestertown’s Joe Holt at the piano partnering with a special guest. The music is diverse and spontaneous. Every Monday we have casual seating, tables so you can bring your own dinner and a cash bar. The evenings begin at 7:00 p.m and run until about 8:30. Featured guest tonight is Phil Dutton who will perform some of his favorites from New Orleans and elsewhere. This is a two pianos on stage performance.
A Grand Night for Singing
The Songs of Oscar Hammerstein II, Jerome Kern and Richard Rodgers
Saturday October 22, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. $25
Mainstay favorite Sue Matthews continues to work her way through the Great American Songbook. This time she brings to life the lyrics of Oscar Hammerstein II who wrote with both Richard Rodgers and Jerome Kern as composers. Hammerstein is credited with revolutionizing the Broadway theater when he made the story, not the songs or the stars, central to the musical. Many of his classic Broadway songs from shows like South Pacific, Carousel, The Sound of Music and Show Boat defined the Broadway musical for decades and have become jazz standards. Sue is a superb singer with a silky voice, exquisite phrasing and passion for finding every bit of meaning in song. Give her a great song, no matter how familiar, and she will find in it fresh nuances and new depth of meaning. With Robert Redd, piano; Tommy Cecil, bass, Frank Russo, drums, Randy Reinhart, trumpet and Gary Wheat, sax.
Featured Guests: Barbara Parker, vocals and Pres Harding, guitar
With your host Joe Holt
Monday, October 24, 2016
Join us for another Mainstay Monday! These eclectic evenings happen every Monday night. Each is hosted by Chestertown’s Joe Holt at the piano partnering with a special guest. The music is diverse and spontaneous. Every Monday we have casual seating, tables so you can bring your own dinner and a cash bar. The evenings begin at 7:00 p.m and run until about 8:30. Featured guests tonight are Barbara Parker who will sing an eclectic mix of originals and covers with Pres Harding on guitar
Steve Abshire, Vince Lewis, Steve Herberman, & Amy Shook on bass.
Thursday, November 3, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. $20
All-Female Cuban Sextet
Thursday, November 10, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. $20
Saturday, November 12, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. $20
I'll Be Home for Christmas
Saturday, November 26, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. $20
Saturday, December 3, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. $20
Songs for the Season
Meredith Hathaway and friends
Sunday, December 18, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. $15
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