Jazzfest comes to WineFest
An afternoon of Jazz and Wine featuring some of the regions finest Jazz complimented with exquisite wines. Sunday, April 28 - 4 pm to 7 pm at The Town Dock (at the St.Michaels Harbor)
Joanna Pascale with the FAB Trio
Since emerging onto Philadelphia's jazz scene, Pascale has established herself as a compelling
and skilled vocalist. "Joanna is a highly sophisticated singer," claims Philadelphia Metro. She has a working repertoire of over four hundred songs and has appeared and recorded with jazz giants such as trumpeter and Director of Jazz Studies at Temple University, Terell Stafford; sax pyrotechnic and critic's rave, Tim Warfield; legendary drummer, Mickey Roker, piano virtuoso,Cyrus Chestnut and others. She performs three nights a week with her quintet at the Loews Hotel in Philadelphia and in August 2006, she was selected for the Pennsylvania Performing Arts on Tour roster. On top of a busy performing and recording schedule, the Temple alum is also a member of the vocal faculty at Temple University. Since it's inception in early 2006, the FAB Trio has become one of the most indemand jazz ensembles in the Baltimore/Washington, D.C. area. Featuring Frank Russo on drums, Amy Shook on bass and Bob Butta on piano, these three musicians are masters in their own right, but as a trio, they are a powerful, groovin', fine-tuned instrument. Through their deep understanding of the jazz tradition, they have trulydeveloped their own sound, and express it intuitively and passionately in their arrangements and performances of both jazz standards, as well as in their own compositions.
Mars 4 -Tet
The MARS 4-tet features acclaimed recording and performing artists Max Murray, Jeff Antoniuk, Frank Russo and Donato Soveiro. Effortlessly traversing between classic jazz from jazz royalty such as Horace Silver, Thelonious Monk, and Herbie Hancock, to pop hits from The Beatles, Peter Gabriel and Led Zeppelin, The MARS 4-tet ain't your Grandma's jazz band. Get ready for a generous serving of energy, humor and groove.
Juanita Williams and the Fred Hughes Trio
Juanita Williams wowed audiences the world over as the vocalist for the Airmen of Note, the prestigious Air Force Big Band originally founded by Glenn Miller. One listen to her brilliant debut Grammy nominated album, Introducing Juanita Williams and the subsequent It's Who I Am, you realize this woman is something special. She began singing in the church, but her secular influences eventually stole her heart, and they included singers like Etta James and Aretha Franklin. However, Williams's voice, passion and energy are uniquely hers. The Fred Hughes Trio has been performing, recording and presenting clinics and workshops since 1989. Featuring pianist Fred Hughes, bassist Keith Mohler and percussionist Frank Russo, the ensemble brings over seven decades of musical experience to the stage. Originating in the jazz clubs of Washington, DC, a sampling of the groups performing credentials includes the Elkhart, Rehoboth, Cape May, East Coast and Clifford Brown Jazz Festivals, the 1996 Summer Olympics and tours to the Republic of Korea in 2001 and 2002.