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Friday, April 3, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.
Three of New York’s finest jazz musicians who just happen to be women team up with brothers Chuck and Robert Redd for an evening of sophisticated swinging jazz. Aussie Nicki Parrott is one of New York’s finest bassists and an enchanting vocalist. All About Jazz has called Sheryl Bailey “A sizzling guitar goddess.” Drummer Sherrie Maricle is a jazz artist, composer, leader of the big band DIVA and music director for Maurice Hines. They are convening in Rock Hall for an evening of jazz with Mainstay favorites Chuck Redd on vibes and Robert Redd on piano. Chuck Redd, who put the evening together for the Mainstay said, “Robert and I are thrilled to be playing with these three incredibly talented women from New York. Nicki has played the Mainstay with us before and audiences have always been delighted with her chops on the bass and her singing. Sheryl and Sherrie are new to the Mainstay and we think the audience will be delighted to hear these two major talents who are really making a name for themselves in New York. We expect to have a lot of fun!”
Peabody Charlie Byrd Scholarship recipient
Sunday, April 12, 2015 at 4:00 p.m.
We begin our series of concerts celebrating what would have been Charlie Byrd’s 90th birthday with a trio of musicians from Peabody. Nick Saia on jazz guitar, is the recipient of the Charlie Byrd Memorial Endowed Scholarship, He will be joined by Corey Garcia on drums and Alex Fournier on bass for an afternoon of standards from the Great American Songbook, some great works from the 60s and a few originals. Born in New York, Nick Saia began playing the guitar at age 9. He studied at Laguardia High School of the Arts, and developed and interest in jazz and the manouche style and was influenced by Django Reinhardt and Wes Montgomery. He also studied with Thelonious Monk Institute’s high school program, which allowed him to meet with a small ensemble of his peers twice a week and play with jazz luminaries such as Curtis Fuller, Benny Golson, Terell Stafford, and many others. This led to touring with the Institute’s national all-star ensemble. They spent a week in Los Angeles giving master-classes at local high schools and performing at multiple venues in the area. The band was also able to play at the Mendocino Summer Jazz Festival and the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition. He currently studies jazz performance at the Peabody Institute at Johns Hopkins University, working with Paul Bollenback and Michael Formanek.
Jazz Trumpet Phenom
Straight-ahead Jazz, Swinging Standards with a Twist of Bop
Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.
We welcome the return of fourteen year old trumpet phenom Geoff Gallante to the Mainstay. He gets a lot of attention because of his age but he deserves attention for the quality, depth and emotion of his playing. After several memorable guest slots at the Mainstay, the most recent as the guest leader of Max’s Mainstay All-Stars, he returns as the leader of his own quartet featuring some of Washington D.C.'s finest rhythm section players: Robert Redd on piano, Tommy Cecil on bass and Lenny Robinson on drums. One of the most celebrated young musicians in the world today, Geoff found his older brother's trumpet at age four and has since performed on prominent stages including at the White House and the Kennedy Center and alongside distinguished artists all across the country-- as acclaimed soloist with concert bands, brass bands and pops orchestras, as featured jazz performer and national anthem performer, as church soloist and now as the leader of his own quartet. His network TV appearances include The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, NBC’s Today show and the CBS Early Show. This will be an evening of great straight-ahead jazz and hard swinging standards, with a twist of bop!
Music for People who take their Fun Seriously
Friday, April 24, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.
The Peabody Classical Guitar Quartet
including the Charlie Byrd Scholarship recipient:
Young Jun Lim
Sunday, April 26, 2015 at 4:00 p.m.
Big Band Jazz
The big, BIG band
Sunday, May 3, 2015 at 4:00 p.m.
Brass band standards, spirituals and zydeco
New Orleans Inspired Jazz
Friday, May 8, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.
Singers and Songwriters
Very (VERY!) Funny Folk
Thursday, May 14, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
Jazz for Two Pianos
Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.
Jazz and Film
"Bossa Nova: the Brazilian Music that Seduced the World"
Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.
From Classical to Celtic and Jazz to Rock
Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.
Jazz Guitars with special guest Jan Knutsen
"6 x 7 Strings"
Saturday, June 6, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.
Blues, Boogie and R&B
Saturday, June 20, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.
Acoustic Roots Guitar and Song
Saturday, June 27, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.
MainstayBlues featuring drummer & vocalist Big Joe Maher
Jump Blues with a bit of Funk and Swing
Saturday, July 18, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.
Adults only - 18 and older
For RH Pirates & Wenches Fantasy Weekend
Saturday, August 8, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.
A Tribute to Pinetop Perkins
Saturday, August 15, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.
A FallFest Concert
One of the UK's best songwriters with the legendary Fairport multi-intrumentalist
Friday, October 9, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.
from County Durham
English Folk Singer and Songwriter
Saturday, October 24, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.
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