Quarantine Concert Series #77: Craig Alston Birthday Celebration

An die Musik Live!

409 N. Charles St.
Baltimore, MD 21201

Craig Alston Birthday Celebration 2020

**This is access to a recording of their live performance on our stage on August 12, 2020.**

Craig Alston, sax
Marianne Methany-Katz, vocals
Warren Wolf, piano
Blake Meister, bass
John Lamkin III, drums

 

Craig Alston is a multi-instrumentalist from Baltimore best known as the saxophonist for Fertile Ground,. As an independent artist, Craig plays the saxophone, bass, or keyboard. As a saxophonist, Craig has played with jazz legends such as Larry Willis, David Murray, Oliver Lake, John Hicks and Jimmy Heath. He recently won the Chick-Webb Jazz Combo competition. He has been leading the Eubie Blake Legacy Band for the past seven years, and Genese Music and Entertainment selected him to be their Senior Consultant for its Obia Soul label. Craig is the music director and instrumental music teacher for the Maryland Summer Center, which teaches gifted and talented students to understand and play jazz, and thea leads the Timothy Baptist Summer Music Program where students with little to no instrumental experience begin learning to play instruments.

One of the most creative contributors to Baltimore’s cultural scene, Marianne Matheny-Katz is a respected presenter and champion of jazz as well as an accomplished jazz vocalist. Her  CD Somewhere in Paradise has received significant nationwide airplay and critics are singing her praises. The two-time Billie Holiday competition award winner is well known to jazz lovers in the Mid-Atlantic Atlantic region, where she has performed for over a decade. 

Warren Wolf is a multi-instrumentalist from Baltimore From age three, Warren has  trained on the vibraphone/marimba, drums and piano. He attended the Peabody Preparatory for eight years studying classical music with former BSO member Leo LePage. During high school at Baltimore School for the Arts, he studied with current BSO member John Locke. He then attended Berklee College of Music in Boston, where he studied with Carribean jazz vibraphonist Dave Samuels and vibist Ed Saindon. Warren has performed with a who's who of the musical world. He has several recordings as a leader and has recently signed to the Mack Ave recording label.

Described as a musician with “wit, soul and an organic-sounding complexity that only a master can pull off” (Giovanni Russonello, New York Times jazz critic), Blake Meister has performed around the world. Touring and recording with legendary pianist Larry Willis, Meister joined the class of young heirs in the modern jazz tradition. With saxophonist and innovator Gary Thomas, he forged a unique style, with an angular and new musical dialect. Meister released his debut recording as a leader, titled Septagon, which both CapitalBop and the Washington City Paper named Album of the Year. He is a member of the Baltimore Jazz Collective with trumpeter Sean Jones, and served on the faculty of the Peabody Conservatory for a decade, founding a robust, productive jazz department.

John Lamkin, III is a native of Baltimore. He began playing drums at theage of four. John attended The Manhattan School of Music in New York City and Berklee College of Music in Boston. John has toured, played and recorded with a number of exceptionally talented recording artists. He maintains a deep respect and appreciation of those who’ve set standards in the music world

Streaming cost is $7
Donations are welcomed.

Upcoming Events

Sat, September 25, 7:00 PM

Legendary Composer-Pianist Dave Burrell: Harlem Renaissance

In-person Attendance →

Sat, September 25, 7:00 PM

Legendary Composer-Pianist Dave Burrell: Harlem Renaissance

Get Access to the Live Stream →

Wed, September 29, 7:00 PM

Jesse Fischer presents Resilience: One-Year Anniversary Celebration

Get Access to the Live Stream →

Wed, September 29, 7:00 PM

Jesse Fischer presents Resilience: One-Year Anniversary Celebration

In-person Attendance →

Sat, October 2, 11:00 AM

Coffee, Patisserie, and Classical Music 2021-22 Series, part 2

In-person Attendance for this Concert or the Series →

Sat, October 2, 11:00 AM

Coffee, Patisserie, and Classical Music 2021-22 Series, part 2

Live Stream Access for this Concert or the Series →

Sat, October 2, 7:00 PM

Richie Goods & The Goods Project

In-person Attendance →

Sat, October 2, 7:00 PM

Richie Goods & The Goods Project

Get Access to the Live Stream →

Sun, October 3, 3:00 PM

Phil Ravita Jazz Group - Free Fall Baltimore - Songs of Peace & Love

In-person Attendance →

Sun, October 3, 3:00 PM

Phil Ravita Jazz Group - Free Fall Baltimore - Songs of Peace & Love

Get Access to the Live Stream →

Sun, October 3, 7:00 PM

Charlie Ballantine Trio featuring special guest Joshua Espinoza

In-person Attendance →

Sun, October 3, 7:00 PM

Charlie Ballantine Trio featuring special guest Joshua Espinoza

Get Access to the Live Stream →

Wed, October 6, 7:00 PM

Lili Añel Band: Better Days

In-person Attendance →

Wed, October 6, 7:00 PM

Lili Añel Band: Better Days

Get Access to the Live Stream →

Sat, October 9, 7:00 PM

Saleem and the Music Lovers

In-person Attendance →

Sat, October 9, 7:00 PM

Saleem and the Music Lovers

Get Access to the Live Stream →

Sun, October 10, 3:00 PM

Yonatan Grinberg & Teodora Adzharova: Celebration of Black musical voices

In-person Attendance →

Sun, October 10, 3:00 PM

Yonatan Grinberg & Teodora Adzharova: Celebration of Black musical voices

Get Access to the Live Stream →

Tue, October 12, 7:00 PM

Castle of our Skins

In-person Attendance →

Tue, October 12, 7:00 PM

Castle of our Skins

Get Access to the Live Stream →

Thu, October 14, 7:00 PM

Curtis Lundy Trio with special guest Bobby Watson 'The Ancestors Speak'

In-person Attendance →

Thu, October 14, 7:00 PM

Curtis Lundy Trio with special guest Bobby Watson 'The Ancestors Speak'

Get Access to the Live Stream →

Fri, October 15, 7:00 PM

Baltimore Lieder Weekend 2021: Black American Songs & Arias

In-person Attendance →

Fri, October 15, 7:00 PM

Baltimore Lieder Weekend 2021: Black American Songs & Arias

Get Access to the Live Stream →

Sat, October 16, 7:00 PM

Todd Marcus Quartet

In-person Attendance →

Sat, October 16, 7:00 PM

Todd Marcus Quartet

Get Access to the Live Stream →

Sat, October 16, 9:00 PM

Todd Marcus Quartet

In-person Attendance →

Sun, October 17, 3:00 PM

Baltimore Lieder Weekend 2021: Black American Songs & Arias

In-person Attendance →

Sun, October 17, 3:00 PM

Baltimore Lieder Weekend 2021: Black American Songs & Arias

Get Access to the Live Stream →

Sun, October 17, 7:00 PM

Matthew Shipp Jazz Road Solo Jazz Piano Tour

In-person Attendance →

Sun, October 17, 7:00 PM

Matthew Shipp Jazz Road Solo Jazz Piano Tour

Get Access to the Live Stream →