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Mainstay Monday on Saturday

Jazz
Joe Holt and his special guests

Saturday, January 28, 2017 at 8:00 p.m.

$15 in advance (Use the Buy Tickets link below) or $18 at the door (Call for reservations)

Mainstay Mondays have been so popular that we asked host and pianist Joe Holt to put together a one time group featuring some of his special Monday guests. This will be a swinging evening of jazz to heat up a January night, a bigger and badder version of Mainstay Monday featuring 5 of the guest artists who made our Mainstay Mondays so special: Joe Midiri on clarinet and saxophone, Danny Tobias on trumpet, David Sacks on trombone, Paul Midiri on drums and vibes, Max Murray on bass and of course, Joe Holt on piano.

Joe Holt's Mainstay Monday videos


 
 
Mainstay Monday

Featured Guest: The Washington College Jazz Combo
With your host Joe Holt

Monday, January 30, 2017, 7:00-8:30 pm

only $10

Join us for a very special 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. 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 The Washington College Jazz Combo. The group features Kevin Jin and Michael Demaio on saxophones, Ben Lammers on drums, and Elisabeth Engle on vocals. Joe Holt was invited to join the combo in September to help fill out the rhythm section. Come and support our next generation of musicians, and enjoy the concert they have prepared for Mainstay Monday.


Joe Holt's Mainstay Monday videos


 
 
Mainstay Monday

Featured Guest: Amy Shook, bass
With your host Joe Holt

Monday, February 6, 2017, 7:00-8:30 pm

only $10

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 Amy Shook on bass. Amy is one of the most in-demand upright bassists in the Baltimore/Washington, D.C. area, known for her huge sound and infectious, driving groove.


Joe Holt's Mainstay Monday videos


 
 
RUNA

A Celtic Valentine
Celtic Roots Music

Sunday, February 12 at 4:00 p.m.

$17 in advance (use Buy Tickets link below) or $20 at the door (call for reservations)

It’s a Celtic Valentine as RUNA returns with their lively traditional and contemporary Celtic songs and instrumentals. Quickly gaining recognition as one of Irish music’s new “super-groups,” RUNA has been enchanting audiences by pushing the boundaries of Irish folk music into the Americana and roots music formats since their formation in 2008. Interweaving the haunting melodies and exuberant tunes of Ireland and Scotland with the lush harmonies and intoxicating rhythms of jazz, bluegrass, flamenco and blues, they offer a thrilling and redefining take on traditional music. The group has been honored internationally, winning Top Group and Top Traditional Group in the Irish Music Awards and three Independent Music Awards including Best World/Traditional Song and Best Bluegrass Song. The group features vocalist and step-dancer Shannon Lambert-Ryan, from Philadelphia, who co-founded RUNA with her husband, Dublin-born guitarist and composer Fionán de Barra. The rest of the band is Canadian percussionist Cheryl Prashker, Galway’s Dave Curley, a singer, dancer and sensational multi-instrumentalist (guitar, banjo, mandolin, and bodhrán) and the brilliant Kentucky fiddler, Maggie Estes. RUNA recently released their fifth album, RUNA: LIVE, to lavish praise on both sides of the Atlantic.

RUNA's website

RUNA video


 
 
Mainstay Monday

Featured Guest: Lena Seikaly
With your host Joe Holt

Monday, February 13, 2017, 7:00-8:30 pm

only $10

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 the wonderful vocalist Lena Seikaly, a rising star in the DC area who has headlined at The Mainstay previously.


Joe Holt's Mainstay Monday videos


 
 
Mainstay Monday

Featured Guest: Guthrie Matthews, guitar
With your host Joe Holt

Monday, February 20, 2017, 7:00-8:30 pm

only $10

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 the incendiary blues/rock guitarist Guthrie Matthews.


Joe Holt's Mainstay Monday videos


 
 
Todd Marcus Quintet

Jazz

Saturday, February 25, 2017 at 8:00 p.m.

$25 in advance (Use Buy Tickets link below) or $28 at the door (Call for reservations)

Todd Marcus is a Baltimore based composer and arranger and one of the few bass clarinetists to use his instrument as the lead in a straight-ahead jazz ensemble. The Quintet features Marcus’ rich harmonic approach and his ability to present the bass clarinet as a hard blowing jazz horn equal to saxophone and trumpet as a front line solo instrument. They play Marcus’ arrangements of standards and his own compositions that swing with fiery, introspective intensity. Their music offers a strong lyrical sensibility, and often incorporates the Middle Eastern influences of Marcus’ Egyptian-American heritage. /p>

Todd Marcus' website

Todd Marcus video

 

 
 
Mainstay Monday

Featured Guest: Nevin Dawson, viola
With your host Joe Holt

Monday, February 27, 2017, 7:00-8:30 pm

only $10

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 the versatile violist Nevin Dawson whose wide-ranging interests will make this a varied evening of music.

Joe Holt's Mainstay Monday videos

 

 
NMF: The Project Fusion Saxophone Quartet

National Music Festival presents
Resonance (The Kent Chamber Music series)

Sunday, March 5, 2017 at 3:00 p.m.
Tickets are only available on the NMF website at http://nationalmusic.us/product/resonance-project-fusion/

Project Fusion brings the rarely heard classical chamber repertoire for saxophone to the Mainstay in a concert that is part of the National Music Festivals chamber music series, Resonance (formerly Kent Chamber Music.) They will perform works by Thierry Eschaich, Eugene Bozza, David Maslanka, Alexander Glazunov, and the world premier of a new work by Marc Mellitus. Go to the National Music Festival website to purchase tickets for this concert.

NMF: Project Fusion tickets

 

 
Mainstay Monday

Featured Guests: Barbara Ferris and Bob Colligan
With your host Joe Holt

Monday, March 6, 2017, 7:00-8:30 pm

only $10

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 Ferris on vocals and Bob Colligan on bass.


Joe Holt's Mainstay Monday videos


 
Sweet Megg and the Wayfarers

New Orleans Swing, Harlem Swing, Parisian Cabaret, and Gut Bucket Blues
Hot Jazz

Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
$15 in advance (use Buy Tickets Link coming soon) or $18 at the door

Sweet Megg and her wayfaring musicians will transport you, not to the past but to a new world of their own making. The band is lead by the charmingly enigmatic Sweet Megg, who imbues each song with her own concoction of melancholy and euphoria that will delight you, surprise you, and break your heart all at once. The band seamlessly incorporates elements of New Orleans Swing, Harlem swing, Parisian cabaret, and gut bucket blues into one charming musical performance. Saxophonist Ryan Weisheit reimagines a world where Sidney Bechet, Lester Young, and Charlie Parker blow side by side. Together Sweet Megg, Ryan, and all the Wayfarers create a world where jazz is alive and well and living in New York.

Sweet Megg and the Wayfarers website

Sweet Megg and the Wayfarers video


 
Mainstay Monday

Featured Guests: Marc Dykeman and Mike Buccino
With your host Joe Holt

Monday, March 13, 2017, 7:00-8:30 pm

only $10

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 Marc Dykeman on guitar and vocals and Mike Buccino on bass. Marc and Mike are known to local and regional audiences as members of the roots Americana band The High and Wides.


Joe Holt's Mainstay Monday videos


 
Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars

One of Africa's top touring bands
World Music

Wednesday, March 15 at 7:30 p.m.

$25 ($20 with student ID) in advance (use Buy Tickets link below) or $30 at the door ($25 with student ID) at door (Call for reservations)

Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars have risen from the ashes of war to bring songs of hope, faith and joy to the world. Formed in a West African refugee camp, they were the subject of an acclaimed 2005 documentary and have matured into one of Africa's top touring bands. Inn addition to performing their instantly appealing music on stages worldwide, they also play a role as spokespersons for the ever-increasing millions of refugees worldwide. Since embarking on their incredible journey, the All Stars have released four of the most acclaimed world music albums of the last decade. On their most recent recording Libation, the band made a concerted effort to mine the riches of Sierra Leonean folklore, basing their songs on the highlife, maringa and palm wine styles that the band members listened to in their youth but are not heard as often today, as well as baskeda and gumbe, the Sierra Leonean relatives of reggae and soukous respectively. The recording embodies the contagious joy, optimism in the face of struggle and love for their fellow man that has earned the All Stars a devoted following across the globe The All Stars are an example of the redeeming power of music and the ability of the human spirit to persevere through hardship and emerge with optimism intact.

Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars website

Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars video


 
 
Zoe & Cloyd

Fiddle, guitar and vocals
New Appalachian Music

Saturday, March 18, 2016 at 8:00 p.m.

$15 in advance (use Buy Tickets Link coming soon) or $18 at the door

Zoe & Cloyd spring from deep roots in American music. They are long-time veterans of the Asheville, NC music scene and are familiar to Mainstay audiences as founding members of the acclaimed Americana trio, Red June. Natalya Zoe Weinstein on fiddle and vocals and John Cloyd Miller on guitar and vocals shifted gears to their duet project after the birth of their daughter in early 2015. Their debut recording, Equinox, released in April 2015, featured original and traditional repertoire spanning bluegrass, old-time and folk. It showcases the elegant simplicity of two instruments and two voices. The album met with high acclaim in publications such as No Depression and Bluegrass Unlimited and their banner year continued with a 1st place win at the Duo Contest at the prestigious FreshGrass Festival in North Adams, Massachusetts. 2016 saw them at festivals such as Merlefest and Music City Roots. They have finished recording a new album to be released in early 2017.

Zoe & Cloyd's website

Zoe & Cloyd video


 

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