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This is a group for people who've got to have their regular fix of live jazz and blues and want to share these experiences with others.

Upcoming events (2)

Saturday with the Anthony Wonsey Quintet @ Caton Castle - Baltimore

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Chicago-born and NYC-based jazz pianist Anthony Wonsey brings a fine group (most of whom lead their own combos) to Baltimore Memorial Day weekend. I saw Wonsey's group give a great performance at Mezzrow (link is shown below) in Manhattan this April. Come out and see for yourself and if you wish to join my table leave a note in the comments or send me a Meetup Message. Doors open at 530pm.

Deborah Newallo - Vocal
Obasi Akoto - Bass
Stacy Dillard - Sax
John Lamkin 3rd - Drums
Anthony Wonsey - Piano

Newallo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=giRb_n7-UZg

Akoto
https://www.facebook.com/oceanicjazzorchestra/videos/all-over-the-map-telluride/1280897315363158/

Dillard
https://www.facebook.com/heyemmet/videos/yes-or-no-feat-stacy-dillard/958453391307273/

Lamkin
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hul7d4rsXjM

Wonsey, Akoto, Newallo at Mezzrow
https://ne-np.facebook.com/mezzrowclub/videos/anthony-wonsey-quartet-live-at-mezzrow-jazz-club-041622/1113237906076229/

PLEASE NOTE!! Tickets are $30, $35 at the door if any seats are left. The seating is not reserved.

Tickets Here: https://www.instantseats.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=buy.event&eventID=9D984C25-983E-CAE0-3617D27E7E85A4C4

The performance starts at 6pm. Doors open at 530pm - there will be a line forming before doors open. Food and cocktails are available. I'll wait in line and save seats for those arrive by 6pm. Those who have arrived by 6pm can sit together. We will relinquish any unused seats back to the venue at 6p.

http://www.catoncastle.com/images/Main_Dish_sides.pdf

IMPORTANT NOTE !!!!
This performance may sell out prior to the date of the show. Signing up for the Meetup DOES NOT reserve a ticket. You must get your ticket separately. Expecting to purchase a ticket at the door may not be a good idea. Signing up for a Meetup at Caton Castle is an indication you wish to gather with a group of folks who have separately prepaid or paid at the door and wish to sit together.

Sunday with Sean Jones and Evans, Curtis, & Whitfield @ Keystone Korner - Bmore

Renown trumpeter and head of Peabody's Jazz Department Sean Jones brings another talented ensemble to Baltimore. I saw many in this group give a great performance at Chris's Jazz Cafe in Philly in March.

Orrin Evans - piano
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJrlntNPKdA

Mark Whitfield Jr
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdiZnvUhfsU

Luques Curtis - bass
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ErcxsXhk1w

Jones with Evans, Curtis, and Whitfield Jr at Dizzy's NYC
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qa3UEQ49NYE

The performance starts at 5pm. I'll arrive by 4pm for dining (the food is quite good) and attempt to grab Premium seating for those who indicate to me they will have Premium tickets and wish to sit with the group. Those who have arrived by 4pm can sit together. We will relinquish any unused seats back to the venue at 420p. FYI When the second set at 730p is not a sellout those attending the first set are permitted to stay with no cover or minimum although they may be asked to change seats.

https://www.keystonekornerbaltimore.com/menu

PLEASE NOTE!! For this performance Premium ($45) and Regular ($35) seating is offered, but the seating is not reserved. If you buy Premium seats you will be seated first-come first-served in the seats available in the Premium section when you arrive. FYI Regular seats tend to have obstructed views of the stage but there are many CCTV monitors in the venue.

There are two ways to get tickets. First, through the following link https://www.instantseats.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.event&eventID=9C143441-BDDB-DA66-CE3B08630400F1B3

The second method is to buy a Keystone Korner Kard for $125 which provides premium seating at any performance for 5 concerts. Details about the Kard are here: https://www.keystonekornerbaltimore.com/keystone-kard-membership

IMPORTANT NOTE !!!!
This performance may sell out prior to the date of the show. Signing up for the Meetup DOES NOT reserve a ticket. You must get your ticket separately. Expecting to purchase a ticket at the door may not be a good idea. Signing up for a Meetup at Keystone Korner is an indication you wish to gather with a group of folks who have separately prepaid or paid at the door and wish to sit together.

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