Mon Jun 5
409 N. Charles St.
Baltimore, MD 21201
Justin Mendez, Alto/Tenor Saxophone
Brandon Woody, Trumpet
Domas Žeromskas, piano
Grant Le, bass
Vinton Hines Jr. drums
Jazz standards along with original compositions by ensemble members
Justin Mendez is a professional jazz saxophonist and instructor. Since 2016, he has worked with the HAPCO foundation as a live performer, and Clinician. As an educator, His clinician experience includes the HAPCO Summer Jazz Camp, Stetson Saxophone Workshop and the USC ColaJazz. He joined the United States Navy Band in April 2022.
Baltimore native Brandon Woody was referred to as an artist on the rise in the region by the Baltimore Sun in 2015 at the age of 17. Since then, Woody has gone on to become an international artist, performing with his band, Upendo, curating projects for major museums, collaborating with international brands and performing at major venues and institutions around the globe. Woody uses music as a tool for healing, genuine connection and celebrating community.
The 22-year-old Lithuanian jazz pianist and composer Domas Žeromskas spent his formative years on stage alongside prominent native jazz veterans. By the time he graduated high school, Domas was already a sought-after player, known for his technical versatility and soulful, eclectic taste. At the age of 18 Žeromskas released his debut album “Infinite Itinerant”, showcasing original music composed and arranged during his teenage years. Recently the pianist has been working on new original music alongside his acclaimed trio with Ian Quinton Banno on bass and Héctor L. Falu Guzmán on drums.
Grant Le is a bass player based out of Washington DC. Originally from the Chicago area, Le attended the Eastman School of Music for three years before winning a job playing bass for the US Navy Band Sea Chanters Chorus. Outside of the Navy, Le works actively within the idioms of improvised and commercial music on both the upright and electric bass, having performed with ensembles such as Project Locrea and the Maryland Symphony Orchestra, along with various jazz artists in the DMV area.
Eighteen year-old drummer and percussionist Vinton Hines is an up-and-coming musician making his mark on the contemporary jazz scene. Born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, Vinton graduated from the Information Technology and Software Engineering School. Through elementary and high school, he worked with the BackCountry Jazz 501(c)3 organization as a performer, student, and student-teacher. Vinton is a freshman at the Manhattan School of Music, studying under Kendrick Scott and Ingrid Jensen.
Showtime: 7 pm ET/6 pm CT/5 pm MT/4 pm PT/12 am GMT
In-person seats: $20 / $10 full-time students with valid ID
Attendees receive a link to the recording to view for one week.
Streaming Cost is $15
The link will be revealed to live stream participants 15 minutes before the show
and will remain active through June 15