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Geoff Gallante Jazz Quartet

Jazz Trumpet Phenom
Straight-ahead Jazz, Swinging Standards with a Twist of Bop

Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.

only $20

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!

Geoff Gallante's website

Geoff Gallante video

Trout Fishing in America

Folk, Pop
Music for People who take their Fun Seriously

Friday, April 24, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.

only $20

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.

Trout Fishing in America's website

Trout Fishing in America video

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The Peabody Classical Guitar Quartet
including the Charlie Byrd Scholarship recipient:
Young Won Kim

Sunday, April 26, 2015 at 4:00 p.m.

Max's Mainstay All-Stars

Jazz from the Great American Songbook

Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.

Oystering The Chesapeake

A Benefit for the Nancy Carol
Two films and a Discussion

Friday, May 1, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.

only $free

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.

Dave Miller's website for Breathing Life into the Chesapeake

Sandy Cannon-Brown's Videotakes, Inc. website

University of Delaware Jazz Ensemble

Big Band Jazz
The big, BIG band

Sunday, May 3, 2015 at 4:00 p.m.

New Line Brass Band

Brass band standards, spirituals and zydeco
New Orleans Inspired Jazz

Friday, May 8, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.

Christine Lavin & Don White

Singers and Songwriters
Very (VERY!) Funny Folk

Thursday, May 14, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.

Dick Durham and Stef Scaggiari

Jazz for Two Pianos

Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.

The Byrd Series: Verroneau

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.

Nevin Dawson: The Versatile Viola

From Classical to Celtic and Jazz to Rock

Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.

Steve Abshire & Steve Herberman

Jazz Guitars with special guest Jan Knutsen
"6 x 7 Strings"

Saturday, June 6, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.

Great Guitars: Pizzarelli, Vignola & Abshire

The Byrd Series: Bucky, Frank and Steve Celebrate Charlie's 90th

Friday, June 12, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.

The Deanna Bogart Band

Blues, Boogie and R&B

Saturday, June 20, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.

Samuel James

Acoustic Roots Guitar and Song

Saturday, June 27, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.

Matt Palmer

The Byrd Series: Celebrating Charlie's 90th
Classical Guitar

Sunday, July 12, 2015 at 4:00 p.m.

Big Joe and the Dynaflows

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.

Hello Sailor! A Bawdy Song Sing Along

Adults only - 18 and older
For RH Pirates & Wenches Fantasy Weekend

Saturday, August 8, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.

Daryl Davis Band

A Tribute to Pinetop Perkins

Saturday, August 15, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.

Charm City Junction

Irish, Old-Time and Bluegrass Roots

Saturday, August 22, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.

Modern Man

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.

Mamie Minch: Wild Women Don't Get the Blues


Saturday, September 12, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.

Geoff Muldaur

Folk, Roots & Blues

Saturday, September 19, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.

Sue Matthews


Saturday, October 3, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.

Anthony John Clarke with Dave Pegg

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.

Jez Lowe

from County Durham
English Folk Singer and Songwriter

Saturday, October 24, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.

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