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Chuck Redd and The Bucket Brothers

Logan and Casey Valleroy
Jazz

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

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

Our favorite jazz drummer and vibraphonist, Chuck Redd brings us the North Carolina-based Bucket Brothers, Logan and Casey Valleroy. Logan has played violin since the age of 7, winning fiddle competitions, scholarships, and numerous accolades along the way. He is also a highly accomplished swing and jazz guitarist, and enjoys playing the mandolin, electric bass, drums, and piano. Casey began playing piano when he was 5. He also plays drums, saxophone, and melodica. Since 2012, they have captivated audiences with their sophisticated arrangements, seamless improvisation, and beyond-their-years mastery of jazz. Both brothers display a depth of musical understanding and an ability to listen to one another that is rare at such a young age. – they are 13 and 16. Derek Kratzer, who has shared the stage with David Grisman and Del McCoury, says, "Technical proficiency and performance can be learned, but listening to one another requires a different kind of understanding and awareness that can only come through experience."

The Bucket Brothers website

The Bucket Brothers video

Chuck Redd introduces the Bucket Brothers at the Kennedy Center (at 35 minutes)

 
 
Mainstay Monday

Featured Guests: John Ewart, sax and Mike McShane, drums
With your host Joe Holt

Monday, March 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 guests tonight are John Ewart on sax/clarinet and Mike McShane on drums. John Ewart is a dual resident of Lewes DE and New Orleans, LA, and can be found playing the music venues in both. In DelMarVa, John, Joe and Mike form the nucleus of "Shore Jazz", and that will be reflected in this Mainstay Monday performance.


Joe Holt's Mainstay Monday videos


 
 
The High and Wides

Americana Roots

Friday, March 31, 2017 at 8:00 p.m.

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

The High and Wides play music inspired by days when the lines blurred between bluegrass, old-time, country, boogie, blues, rockabilly and western swing. The band features three veterans of the long-time Eastern bluegrass fixture Chester River Runoff Marc Dykeman on guitar and vocals, Sam Guthridge on banjo/mandolin and vocals and Nate Grower on fiddle. Add jazz bass player Mike Buccino and you have the High and Wides. They perform a wide assortment of material, from old-time brother duets to original material that defies convention all informed by their years of playing bluegrass. They will be previewing material from their upcoming recording.

The High and Wides website

The High and Wides video


 
 
Mainstay Monday

Featured Guests: Pam and Bob Ortiz
With your host Joe Holt

Monday, April 3, 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 singer and songwriter Pam Ortiz and percussionist and vocalist Bob Ortiz.

Joe Holt's Mainstay Monday videos


 
The Tom Lagana Group featuring George Garzone

Brazilian-Influenced Jazz and Standards
Jazz Guitar and Saxophone

Friday, April 7, 2017 at 8:00 p.m.

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

Jazz and classical guitarist Tom Lagana is joined by master saxophonist George Garzone (whose students have included Joshua Redman and Branford Marsalis), bassist Tom Baldwin and drummer Dominic Smith for an evening of exquisite Brazilian influenced jazz and compelling straight ahead standards. Tom Lagana has been steadily building a strong reputation as a multi-faceted artist in the mid-Atlantic region as a jazz guitarist, classical guitarist, educator, and composer. Following in the footsteps of his mentor Charlie Byrd, his trio played The King of France Tavern in Annapolis, three nights a week for over a year. He plays regularly in the Annapolis area. George Garzone is known internationally for his work on tenor and soprano sax. A member of the influential and experimental jazz group The Fringe since 1972 and of the Grammy-winning Joe Lovano Nonet, he teaches at Berklee College of Music. This evening at the Mainstay will include selections from their two recordings together "Vol. 1" and "Schematic", originals by Lagana, Baldwin and Garzone, tunes by Jobim, Ary Barroso, Chick Corea, Jim Hall and more.

Tom Lagana's website

George Garzone's website

Tom Lagana-George Garzone video


 
Mainstay Monday

Featured Guest: Max Murray on bass
With your host Joe Holt

Monday, April 10, 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 Chesapeake region’s own popular Latin Grammy winning and Grammy nominated jazz bassist Max Murray.


Joe Holt's Mainstay Monday videos


 
Chuck Redd's Tribute to Charlie Byrd

with Chuck Redd, vibes; Nate Najar, guitar; Tommy Cecil, bass and Matt Home, drums
featuring Harry Allen on sax and Maucha Adnet on vocals

Saturday, April 15, 2017 at 8:00 p.m.

$25 in advance (use Buy Tickets link coming soon) or $30 at the door (call for reservations)

Chuck Redd’s career as a jazz vibraphonist and drummer has taken him across decades and around the globe but he got his start with the Charlie Byrd Trio at the age of 21. He toured and recorded with Byrd for nearly 20 years. Now, he leads an all-star tribute to his mentor and friend (and ours at The Mainstay), Charlie Byrd, the American guitarist who brought Brazilian jazz to the US and was an important figure in its international popularity. Joining Chuck are the world-class saxophonist, Harry Allen, who Stan Getz once described as the “fulfillment of his idea of the perfect tenor saxophone soloist,” the exquisite Brazilian singer Maucha Adnet, who performed, toured, and recorded with the legendary composer Antonio Carlos Jobim and Banda Nova, the dynamic guitar virtuoso Nate Najar, bassist Tommy Cecil, and from London, drummer Matt Home. They will play some music from the iconic, groundbreaking Charlie Byrd/Stan Getz album Jazz Samba as well as other music associated with Byrd.

Chuck Redd's website


 
Mainstay Monday

Featured Guests: Jodie Littleton and Pres Harding
With your host Joe Holt

Monday, April 17, 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 Jodie Littleton and Pres Harding on guitar and vocals.


Joe Holt's Mainstay Monday videos


 
The Steve Giordano Trio

World Class Jazz Guitarist
Jazz Guitar, Organ & Drums

Friday, April 21, 2017 at 8:00 p.m.

$15 in advance (use Buy Tickets link coming soon) or $18 at the door (call for reservations)

Steve Giordano is a world class jazz guitarist, educator and composer based in Philadelphia. The Steve Giordano Trio, is a traditional instrumental combination – guitar, organ, and drums - but with a more modern sound – instead of lugging a Hammond B3 (the heavyweight of the keyboard world) around, the organ is accurately represented by a synthesizer keyboard. The music has its bass in the bluesy groove-oriented sounds of Groove Holmes, Jimmy Smith and Don Patterson – with whom Giordano has recorded and played, but the music of the current organ trio is more modern and impressionistic. They play a combination of Giordano’s original compositions and pieces from progressive artists such as Chick Corea, Wayne Shorter, Gary Peacock, Herbie Hancock. Giordano will be joined by Chris Simonini on keyboards and Gavin McCauley on drums.

Steve Giordano's website

Steve Giordano Organ Trio video


 
Mainstay Monday

Featured Guest: Dick Durham,piano
With your host Joe Holt

Monday, April 24, 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 brilliant jazz pianist and composer Dick Durham. There will be two pianos on stage for a 176 key extravaganza.


Joe Holt's Mainstay Monday videos


 
Cesar Orozco and Kamerata Jazz

Innovative Venezuelan/Cuban Jazz

Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 8:00 p.m.

$20 in advance (use Buy Tickets link coming soon) or $23 at the door (call for reservations)

Cesar Orozco is a prolific Cuban/Venezuelan pianist, violinist, composer, arranger, producer, and educator based in the New York City area. In 2012, he moved to the United States after receiving a full tuition Assistantship from The Peabody Institute of John Hopkins University, where he earned a Graduate Performance Diploma (GPD) in Jazz Piano. He also holds a degree in violin and ensemble conducting from the National School of Arts in Havana, Cuba. He is a Cubadisco Award winner (the equivalent of our Grammy Award) and wrote a hit musical while living in Venezuela. He created Kamarata Jazz in Venezuela back in 2006. The group was originally conceived as a quintet: piano, electric bass, drums, percussion and Venezuelan cuatro. Currently, they perform as a quintet but use a saxophone instead of the cuatro. Kamarata Jazz mixes Venezuelan and Cuban traditional music with Jazz plus other genres such as flamenco, tango, and bossa nova. The core of the repertoire is based on some of the Orozco’s original compositions, as well as innovative versions of Venezuelan and Cuban pieces from the traditional repertoire. Since arriving in the States, Orozco has become a much in-demand pianist in both Jazz and Latin-American music and with Latin jazz legends such as Paquito D’Rivera, who calls Orozco’s music, “the best combination of Cuban, jazz and Venezuelan music I ever heard.”

Cesar Orozco's website

Cesar Orozco video


 
Mainstay Monday

Featured Guest: Fredy Granillo, singer, songwriter, guitarist
With your host Joe Holt

Monday, May 1, 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 Fredy Granillo, singer, songwriter and guitarist originally from El Salvador.


Joe Holt's Mainstay Monday videos


 
The Eastport Oyster Boys

Maritime Good Time Music

Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 8:00 p.m.

$15 in advance (use Buy Tickets link coming soon) or $18 at the door (call for reservations)

It’s Spring! You’ve burned your socks, the smell of varnish and bottom paint is in the air and the snowbirds have returned to put a new coat of paint on the deck chairs. Once again it’s time for a concert with the Eastport Oyster Boys, the musical Goodwill Ambassadors for the City of Annapolis, the Maritime Republic of Eastport and the Chesapeake. The Eastport Oyster Boys play good-time original folk tunes, island rhythms, salsa, boogie, dixie-swing, waltzes, chanteys and some good ol’ rock-and-roll - all with a maritime theme. Their songs are about deadrise workboats, oysters, good dogs, blue crabs, and other themes unique to the Chesapeake. They may invite you to “Rock Around the Docks” or go “Downy Ocean Hon”. Spinsheet Magazine said “The Boys’ style is fun and easy, while their lyrics sing true to the beauties and realities of living on the Bay.” Though calling the waterman’s village of the Maritime Republic of Eastport home, their songs and stories ring true in any of the Chesapeake’s harbor towns, rivers or quiet coves and have been appreciated as far as the shores of Nova Scotia, Ireland, Europe and Australia. The Boys’ spirit and music has also been featured in numerous national and international radio, television, print and film productions. The band includes some of Eastport’s finest musicians (and boat bums): Kevin Brooks on guitar and six string banjo, the versatile Tom Guay on hammer dulcimer, fiddle and guitar, Andy Fegley on trombone and percussion, and Mike Lange on keyboards, uke and melodica.

Eastport Oyster Boys website

Eastport Oyster Boys video

Annapolis Capital Gazette article about The Eastport Oyster Boys

 

 
Mainstay Monday

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

Monday, May 8, 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. Joining Joe will be featured guests vocalist Barbara Ferris who came to the Chestertown area in 2001 after a stint playing venues and hosting a public radio show in North Carolina and Wilmington, DE area bassist Bob Colligan for an evening of jazz classics and favorites.


Joe Holt's Mainstay Monday videos


 
Le Vent du Nord

Folk and Roots Music
From Quebec

Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 8:00 p.m.

$25 in advance (use Buy Tickets link coming soon) or $27 at the door (call for reservations)

Mouth music and musical families. Deep history and playful innovation. Quebec’s Le Vent du Nord knows how to turn the lost past into intense and beautiful performances that push their roots in striking global directions. The group is blazing a path that connects their Québecois roots to the wider world, in both arrangements and on stage. Considered a driving force in progressive folk, Le Vent du Nord captures the energy and mirth of a Saturday night kitchen party, infusing old Québec with a breath of fresh, cosmopolitan air. Since its founding in 2002, Le Vent du Nord have become compelling Francophone ambassadors, winning critical acclaim and audience adoration across Europe, Oceania and America. The quartet has performed well over 1,600 concerts, racking up several prestigious awards, including a Grand Prix du Disque Charles Cros, two Junos (Canada’s Grammys), a Félix at ADISQ, a Canadian Folk Music Award, and “Artist of the Year” at the North American Folk Alliance Annual Gala. The band delivers catchy songs and tunes, some taken from the Québec traditional folk repertoire while others are original compositions. The group has a rich and varied instrumentation, well-polished musical arrangements, and wonderful vocals.

Le Vent du Nord's website

Le Vent du Nord video


 
Caitlin Canty

Earthy Country and Rootsy Rock
Singer and Songwriter

Saturday, May 27, 2017 at 8:00 p.m.

$20 in advance (use Buy Tickets link below) or $23 at the door (call for reservations)

Caitlin Canty delivers her songs with a dusky alto and a 1930’s Recording King guitar. Her music veers between earthy country, downtrodden blues, contemplative folk, and thunderous rock. Raised in small-town Vermont, the daughter of a school teacher and a house painter, she spent a decade in New York City cutting her teeth on both sides of the microphone – as a performer and as the first employee of a live music startup. Her breakout record “Reckless Skyline” features an all-star band on twelve songs that veer nimbly between country ballads and straight-up rockers, dark blues and sparsely arranged folk. It has garnered glowing praise from NPR, The Telegraph and Philadelphia Inquirer among others. The San Francisco Chronicle lauded Canty’s “casually devastating voice and unshakable poise,” and her “easy way with folk, blues and country motifs.” Her songs imbue commonplace moments and images with strange magic, wringing vastness from small details. They convey a restless energy, a clarity of purpose and desire to live fully within elemental processes – moving light, moving water, wildfire, ashes. She creates a sound that harnesses the grit and spark at the very heart of American music, tempered with a voice that is both haunting and distinct.

Caitlin Canty's website

Caitlin Canty video


 

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