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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.
Trout Fishing in America is the long-standing musical partnership of Keith Grimwood and Ezra Idlet. The name, taken from a Richard Brautigan novel, seems almost as incongruous as a picture of this musical duo: Ezra Idlet (guitar) stands six feet eight inches and Keith Grimwood (bass), five feet five and one half inches. As individuals, they are about as different as one can imagine. Together, they blend seamlessly in a way that has captured the imagination (and hearts) of audiences of all ages for over three decades. They are Grammy-nominated and award-winning stars in the world of children’s and family recording but they do wonderfully entertaining performances for grown-ups. Their infectious mix of folk/pop is enriched by the diverse influences of reggae, Latin, blues, jazz and classical music. Each of them bring out the best in the other and the joy that comes from this musical interaction is contagious and impossible to deny. The San Jose Mercury news described their music best when they said, “Their songs are folky and intelligent, part country, part roots, a mix of cheeky lyrics and soulful harmonies. Their live shows blend campy humor and instrumental prowess …The power of their music is that they write kids’ songs that grownups can share without feeling embarrassed or lowbrow. And they write grown-up songs that don’t bore kids.” Note that this concert does not contain any material that would be inappropriate for children, but will focus on more refined original music and lyrics. Sponsored by RHES PTA and Peoples Bank.
The Peabody Classical Guitar Quartet
including the Charlie Byrd Scholarship recipient:
Young Won Kim
Sunday, April 26, 2015 at 4:00 p.m.
Jazz from the Great American Songbook
Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
A Benefit for the Nancy Carol
Two films and a Discussion
Friday, May 1, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.
We present two prizewinning films about oystering on the Chesapeake, "Breathing Life into the Chesapeake: Of Oysters Boats and Men,” a 50 minute film by Dave Miller and "Spat! Bringing Back Oysters to the Chesapeake Bay" a 30 minute film by Sandy Cannon-Brown. Both explore different aspects of the the changing oyster fishery and what it means to the Bay and to the watermen who work its waters. The films will be followed by a discussion. Donations will be accepted for "The Nancy Carol Fund" to help Capt. Butch Baker and his crew who lost their workboat the Nancy Carol to ice near Love Point in March.
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.
Celebrating Charlie's 90th with 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.
The Byrd Series: Bucky, Frank and Steve Celebrate Charlie's 90th
Friday, June 12, 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.
The Byrd Series: Celebrating Charlie's 90th
Sunday, July 12, 2015 at 4:00 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.
Irish, Old-Time and Bluegrass Roots
Saturday, August 22, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.
A Cross between Crosby, Stills & Nash and the Marx Brothers
David Buskin, Rob Carlson and George Wurzbach
Saturday, September 5, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 12, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.
Folk, Roots & Blues
Saturday, September 19, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 3, 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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