Quarantine Concert Series_#188: Stephen Arnold Quintet

An die Musik Live!

409 N. Charles St.
Baltimore, MD 21201

Stephen Arnold Quintet

This is a recording of their live-streamed concert from our stage on Jan. 29, 2021.

Alex Hamburger – flute
Ben Wolstein - trumpet
Jose Luis Martins – piano
Stephen Arnold – bass
Julian Berkowitz – drums

Stephen Arnold is a bassist, composer, producer, and arranger living in Washington, DC. Known for his open ears, earnest expression, and unique musical voice, he has quickly become one of the region’s most in-demand upright and electric bassists. Hailing from Greenfield, MA, Stephen’s earliest connection jazz comes from listening to NEPR’s Jazz à la Mode radio program, which his father would put on every night before bed. (Dizzy Gillespie’s “Swing Low, Sweet Cadillac” was an early favorite song.) He began studying piano at a young age at Artspace in Greenfield and learning music from movies and musicals such as West Side Story and The Sound of Music. In 10th grade at the Academy at Charlemont, he began to learn rock, folk, blues, and soul music under the tutelage of the school’s music director Dave Chalfant, his first bass teacher.

Stephen began studying jazz at the George Washington University, where he was privileged to have studied with Herman Burney Jr., who gave him his first formal lessons on the upright bass and continues to be an important teacher, role model, and mentor. After graduating in 2017, he dove headfirst into DC’s vibrant and diverse music scene, playing straight-ahead jazz, funk, Brazilian, rock, and improvised music. In 2018 he was selected for Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead program at the Kennedy Center. 

As a sideman, Stephen performs regularly with Donvonte’ McCoy, Alison Crockett, Samuel Prather’s Groove Orchestra, Sharon Clark, George V. Johnson Jr., Aaron Myers, Sarah Hughes, Keith Butler Jr., and Simone Baron’s Arco Belo. In addition to leading his own groups, Stephen is a member of and featured on studio recordings by not-jazz band ¡FIASCO! and adventure-music ensemble The New World. Regardless of the setting, Arnold brings inspired energy and emotional passion to the music he plays.

Stephen leads and performs his original compositions in Sea Change. The group’s upcoming debut release features Arnold on upright bass leading a sextet with Brian Settles on tenor saxophone, Simone Baron on accordion, Aleks Izotov on piano, Nelson Dougherty on guitar, and Keith Butler Jr. on drums, as well as a guest appearance from Sarah Marie Hughes on soprano saxophone. 

Streaming cost is $10
Donations are welcomed.
The link will be revealed to you 15 minutes before the show

Upcoming Events

Thu, September 29, 7:00 PM

Percussion Workshop to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

In-person Attendance →

Thu, September 29, 7:00 PM

Percussion Workshop to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

Get Access to the Live Stream →

Fri, September 30, 7:00 PM

A tribute to Cheryl Worthy featuring The Worthy Brothers

In-person Attendance →

Fri, September 30, 7:00 PM

A tribute to Cheryl Worthy featuring The Worthy Brothers

Get Access to the Live Stream →

Sat, October 1, 7:00 PM

An Evening with Carl Grubbs Jazz Ensemble

In-person Attendance →

Sat, October 1, 7:00 PM

An Evening with Carl Grubbs Jazz Ensemble

Get Access to the Live Stream →

Sun, October 2, 8:00 PM

Jeremiah Lloyd Harmon & Alicia Walter

In-person Attendance →

Sun, October 2, 8:00 PM

Jeremiah Lloyd Harmon & Alicia Walter

Get Access to the Live Stream →

Fri, October 7, 7:00 PM

Hannah Mayer and Friends Series

In-person Attendance →

Fri, October 7, 7:00 PM

Hannah Mayer and Friends Series

Get Access to the Live Stream →

Sat, October 8, 2:00 PM

"Songs of Love & Regret" with Hannah Wardell and Nicholas Bavani

In-person Attendance →

Sat, October 8, 2:00 PM

"Songs of Love & Regret" with Hannah Wardell and Nicholas Bavani

Get Web Access to the Video →

Sat, October 8, 7:00 PM

Free Fall Baltimore: Tribute to Jazz Guitarist Pat Martino & the Jazz Organ

In-person Attendance →

Sat, October 8, 7:00 PM

Free Fall Baltimore: Tribute to Jazz Guitarist Pat Martino & the Jazz Organ

Get Access to the Live Stream →

Sun, October 9, 3:00 PM

Roots Cafe presents Matt Pless and Geoffrey Himes

In-person Attendance →

Sun, October 9, 3:00 PM

Roots Cafe presents Matt Pless and Geoffrey Himes

Get Access to the Live Stream →

Tue, October 11, 7:00 PM

Pianist Marianna Prjevalskaya: Alexander Scriabin's 150th Anniversary

In-person Attendance →

Tue, October 11, 7:00 PM

Pianist Marianna Prjevalskaya: Alexander Scriabin's 150th Anniversary

Get Access to the Live Stream →

Fri, November 11, 7:00 PM

Hannah Mayer and Friends Series

In-person Attendance →

Fri, November 11, 7:00 PM

Hannah Mayer and Friends Series

Get Access to the Live Stream →

Sat, November 19, 2:00 PM

Bach's Clavier-Übung Series in 4 parts - Hélène Papadopoulos, piano

In-person Attendance →

Sat, November 19, 2:00 PM

Bach's Clavier-Übung Series in 4 parts - Hélène Papadopoulos, piano

Get Access to the Live Stream →

Fri, December 16, 7:00 PM

Hannah Mayer and Friends Series

In-person Attendance →

Fri, January 27, 7:00 PM

Hannah Mayer and Friends Series

In-person Attendance →

Fri, February 24, 7:00 PM

Hannah Mayer and Friends Series

In-person Attendance →

Fri, March 17, 7:00 PM

Hannah Mayer and Friends Series

In-person Attendance →

Sat, March 18, 2:00 PM

Bach's Clavier-Übung Series in 4 parts - Hélène Papadopoulos, piano

In-person Attendance →

Sat, March 18, 2:00 PM

Bach's Clavier-Übung Series in 4 parts - Hélène Papadopoulos, piano

Get Access to the Live Stream →

Fri, April 14, 7:00 PM

Hannah Mayer and Friends Series

In-person Attendance →

Fri, May 12, 7:00 PM

Hannah Mayer and Friends Series

In-person Attendance →

Sat, July 22, 2:00 PM

Bach's Clavier-Übung Series in 4 parts - Hélène Papadopoulos, piano

In-person Attendance →