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Next Up - Lafayette Gilchrist and Inside Out on September 12th - September 2, 2015

Next up on Saturday September 12th is:

Lafayette Gilchrist and Inside Out


Lafayette Gilchrist - Piano, Michael Formanek – Bass, Eric Kennedy - Drums

Tickets for the September 12th concert with Lafayette Gilchrist are posted at:

A Preview of the NEW Jazzway Season is On-line NOW.

We have confirmed most of the artists for the Jazzway 6004 2015-2016 Season and have posted all the tickets for the artisst booked this fall. You can preview season and access ticket links on the Calendar page. 

Marianne at the Montpelier Center - Friday, 10/2/15 - September 1, 2015

Marianne will be at the Montpelier Center on Friday, October 2nd!


LIVE at Montpelier!
Friday, October 2, 8 pm
Marianne Matheny-Katz

with Vince Evans-piano, Michael Bowie-bass, Eric Kennedy-drums, Craig Alston-saxophones, Todd Marcus-bass clarinet and clarinet

From the Montpelier Arts Center website:

Baltimore’s beloved singer, two-time award winner of the Billie Holiday Competition, released her CD "Somewhere in Paradise" to rave reviews, national airplay, and sold out concerts. Music critic John Murph says, “She possesses a quintessential jazz voice, which she enlivens with lissome, conversational phrasing. Her Baltimore band features some of the biggest names in jazz today. She has built a substantial set list for the sophisticated ear, dressing beloved jazz tunes in new and noteworthy arrangements.”

Tickets available at the door, by phone at 301-377-7800 or 410-792-0664 or through Instant Seats

 Tickets: $25/person; 10% discount for Montpelier members & seniors

Montpelier Arts Center
9652 Muirkirk Road, Laurel, MD 20708
301-377-7800 or 410-792-0664;

Thanks for a great 8th Season at Jazzway! - June 17, 2015

Our sincerest thanks go out to all the musicians, patrons and (especially) volunteers, who have made Jazzway 6004 such a special experience for the past 8 years. Our 8th anniversary concert was phenomenal  - Warren Wolf, Kris Funn, John Lamkin and Antonio Hart delivered one of the most passionate and memorable performance in the history of Jazzway and the audience agreed with a standing ovation!


We are taking our tranditional summer break in July and August and plan to be back in September with more concerts. Please check the website for updates.



Up next - SOLD OUT! June 13th Warren Wolf's ALL BALTIMORE show - Jazzway's 8th anniversary! - May 26, 2015


Saturday, June 13th   8 PM –

Jazzway’s  8th Anniversary

Warren Wolf's ALL BALTIMORE Show – with

special guest saxophonist Antonio Hart

Warren Wolf (Vibes, Piano), Antonio Hart (Saxophone), Kris Funn (Bass) and John Lamkin (Drums).



Ticket prices: $38/general, $33/BJA members, $18/students. Tickets include a dessert, fruit and cheese (plus birthday cake!)  buffet post concert, soft drinks and a raffle. Remember ALL tickets are in advance. NO tickets at the door!

Purchase tickets at:

Next up : The George Colligan Trio - Saturday, November 29th 2014 - November 1, 2014

Maryland favorite and internationally known musician and composer George Colligan returns to Jazzway 6004 on November 29th 2014

George Colligan - piano

Tom Baldwin - bass

Warren Wolf - drums 

Tickets have been posted at

TO BE RESCHEDULED - John Lamkin Favorites Quintet featuring vocalist Eartha Lamkin - October 17, 2014

WE ARE SORRY WE HAD TO CANCEL THIS CONCERT. We had a medical emergency that prevented us from presenting this concert on the scheduled date. It will be rescheduled sometime in Spring of 2015


October 18th 8 PM

 John Lamkin Favorites Quintet featuring vocalist Eartha Lamkin

A fundraiser for the documentary film now in production: "Tell Me More And Then Some"

John Lamkin II - trumpet, flugelhorn

Bob Butta - piano

Gary Richardson - bass

Jesse Moody - drums

Sam King - saxophone

Eartha Lamkin- vocals

All ticket proceeds will go to film production costs.

Go to "Calendar " to get a full description of the event and ticket prices.

Tickets ARE Posted at:

Marianne's last local CD Release concert for Somewhere in Paradise in 2014 - September 23, 2014


Somewhere in Paradise CD Release Tour
Creative Alliance at the Patterson Theater

3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore MD 21224 |
Tickets: $22 general public, $17 members (CA and BJA members)
ticket link:

From the Creative Alliance website:

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 new 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. The new disc serves up superb standards wrapped in new and noteworthy arrangements by Todd Marcus and Warren Wolf, and includes favorites such as “All Blues,” “Fair Weather,” “You Taught My Heart to Sing,” and “The Way You Look Tonight.”

Matheny-Katz leads an all-star line-up at The Patterson: Vince Evans, Eric Wheeler, Eric Kennedy, Craig Alston, Tim Green, Alex Norris, and Todd Marcus. Radio personality John Tegler, who hosts the WEAA (88.9) program “Jazz Straight Ahead”, will act as emcee.

Matheny-Katz is the co-founder and host of Jazzway 6004 named by DownBeat magazine as one of the finest house concert venues in the country. She is also co-producer of “Tell Me More and Then Some,” a documentary about Baltimore jazz.

Next Up - Rene Marie Sings Eartha Kitt on Saturday September 6th at the Creative Alliance - September 5, 2014

September 6th  - 2 shows 7 and 9 PM

Jazzway in partnership with the Creative Alliance present

Rene Marie - Evil Little Me: A Tribute to Eartha Kitt

Creative Alliance at the Patterson Theater

3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore MD 21224 |



Grammy nominated Rene Marie has 11 albums to her credit and she is known as an electrifying and bold performer who always takes risks.  Her latest project – I Wanna Be Evil – with Love to Eartha Kitt  is a fitting tribute to an equally bold  and independent performer! She makes a rare Baltimore appearance on September 6th at the Creative Alliance at the Patterson Theater.  Two shows, 7 and 9 PM

“Marie proves herself masterful as the scenery changes. Whether she’s seducing you with ‘Peel Me A Grape’ or declaring her autonomy in the title cut, this is her show…one of the year’s best jazz vocal albums.” DownBeat Magazine on Rene Marie’s “Evil Little Me: A Tribute to Eartha Kitt”.

Rene Marie – vocals

Kevin Bales – piano

Quentin Baxter – drums

Elias Bailey - bass

Tickets: $25 general public, $20 members (including BJA members)

Ticket link:

A pre-concert workshop will also be offered for up to 6 students. Please e-mail for more information if you are interested.

LISTEN to Trish Hennessey's wonderful interview with Rene from Thursday, 9/4/14.  The interview starts at about 13:59

And check out this YouTube video of Rene singing "I'd Rather Be Burned As A Witch" you'll see why she completely grabs her audience!


Marianne at Germano's August 16th! - August 6, 2014


Come out and see Marianne perform tunes from "Somewhere in Paradise" at Germano's Piatinni  on Saturday, August 16th at 7:30 PM.

Marianne Matheny-Katz - vocals

Craig Alston - saxophones

Michael Bowie - bass

Vince Evans - piano

John Lamkin III - drums

Todd Marcus - clarinet and bass clarinet

Doors open at 6:00 for dinner and there will be two sets. Tickets are $20 and you must also make separate reservations for dinner.


to make dinner reservations, call the venue at


Please note that while Germano's takes dinner reservations over the phone or online, you are only guaranteed a seat in the Cabaret Room upon the purchase of your ticket.

Marianne at Blues Alley on Wednesday, July 30th! - July 16, 2014

Come out and see Marianne and the entire "Somewhere in Paradise" CD band at Blues Alley in Washington, DC  on Wednesday, July 30th!  Two shows 8 PM ands 10 PM.  Tickets are $20


 with Craig Alston (tenor), Vince Evans (piano), Eric Kennedy (drums), Russell Kirk (alto), Todd Marcus (bass clarinet), Alex Norris (trumpet), Eric Wheeler (bass) and  Warren Wolf (vibes)

Ticket links:

8 PM:

10 PM:

or purchase tickets through the website (along with the CD):


Next Up - SOLD OUT!!! The Karrin Alyson Trio, Sunday, June 22nd at 4 PM - June 18, 2014

This concert is SOLD OUT!


On Sunday June 22nd at 4 PM, we have the distinct pleasure of presenting 4-time Grammy nominated pianist/vocalist Karrin Allyson, with guitarist Steve Cardenas and Ed Howard on bass. We have been longtime fans of Karrin’s musical taste, her musicianship and her exciting and well honed vocal and improvisational skills. This is a rare opportunity to experience Karrin in an intimate setting.


Warren Wolf Quartet with special guest Peter Martin - Saturday, June 7th 8 PM - June 9, 2014


The June 7th Jazzway 7th anniversary concert with Warren Wolf with special guest, pianist Peter Martin  was one of our most exciting concerts.  We'll be getting a great video clip by Quincy Phillips up on the site soon to show you a little bit of what the experience was like. Along with Warren and Peter, Bassist Herman Burney, drummer Quincy Phillips and vocalist Akua Allrich really brought it that night!!!. WOW is all we can say!!

SOLD OUT!! Marianne Matheny-Katz CD Release for Somewhere in Paradise, Saturday May 17th! - May 16, 2014



Marianne's CD is here!!! Come out to the first CD release event at Jazzway 6004. Featuring Vince Evans-piano, Eric Wheeler-bass, Eric Kennedy-drums, Craig Alston-tenor saxophone, Todd Marcus -clarinet and bass clarinet, Russell Kirk-alto saxophone and Alex Norris-trumpet.   And just added- Warren Wolf on vibes! 


Tickets are on-line now at: 

Purchase "Somewhere in Paradise" at CD Baby - CD's and downloads:

visit Marianne's new website:



A Film About Baltimore's Jazz History and Legacy - Tell Me More and Then Some - March 10, 2014

Tell Me More And Then Some ...a film about jazz in Baltimore.

We reached out Kickstarter goal thanks to your generosity!!! Thank you!!

We will list all the genrous donors here very soon.  


 There will be additional fundraisers to come so please stay tuned.  We'll keep you updated on the progress of the film!

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See our new blog posts! - June 9, 2013



Two entrys have just been added to our Blog - "Thougts about recent concerts" and "We know you love us - now leave a comment!"

Ralph Peterson and his Fo'tet with special guest Todd Marcus was exciting and unique beyond words! - April 29, 2013



Thanks all for attending the Ralph Peterson Fo'tet concert with Special guest, Todd Marcus. What an exciting show!!  Ralph was the master bandleader and his young players had one of the most unique sounds we've heard. Ralph is another good example of a mentor that inspires his young students and players - teaching them the tradition but encouraging them to develop their own sound while making their interpretations of jazz relevant to the present!  Felix Peikli, Joseph Doubleday and Alex Toth were stunning performers - and adding Todd Marcus to the mix for the last 4 tunes bumped it up a big notch!! Thanks to all the players for creating such a memorable night and to the patrons (we had a sold out crowd!!) who showed their respect an appreciation for the music!! You'll never know how much your encourage these musicians!

Winard Harper Harper and Jeli Posse - true heros of Jazz! - March 24, 2013



The audience was completely blown away by the charismatic Winard Harper and his outstanding group, Jeli Posse. We've had so many great concerts at Jazzway, but this was one of our most special.  So many folks came up and said it was one of the most enjoyable (if not THE best) concerts we've presented. Winard is such a beautiful soul and his virtuosity and happiness permeated the room. Watching the interplay between Winard and his equally joyful and musically outstanding band members was completely infectious and delighted the audience! A wonderful quote that was posted to his webpage recently sums it up:

 Most of us know that this music is profound; even apocalyptic at times. However, it is so often approached on such a casual social and commercial level, we tend to ignore and overlook the stirrings within our souls and the voices of our ancestral ‘spirits’ that remind us of the fact, that there is a revelation of certain prophetic dimensions inherent in this music.”
–Doug Carn

 Everyone will remember this concert for a long time.  And I am committed to bringing Winard and his group back. The dedication he shows to his young players in teaching them to revere the tradition of the past great ones, while encouraging them to be bold and modern in their innovative approaches, makes him one of our nation's most precious heroes of jazz!

If you want to experience the joy for yourself - visit Winard's Facebook page and purchase a copy of his autographed CD, Coexist :!/WinardHarperJazz/app_189977524185



Thank you for for making Tim Warfield's 12/15/12 Holiday concert such a success! - January 18, 2013

Thanks everyone for making this such a vibrant and exciting sold out concert!! And for those of you who didn't make it...our surprise guest was jazz pianist Cyrus Chestnut!!! 

Read about the evening in an article written by Gail Marten in the Baltimore Jazz Alliance Newsletter



Tim Warfield - Tenor and soprano saxophones

 Terell Stafford- Trumpet

Joanna Pascale - vocals

Eric Wheeler - bass

Billy Williams - drums

and a SPECIAL SURPRISE guest on piano!







FOR THE HOLIDAYS: Please support Shona Congo and purchase beautifully crafted products! - November 21, 2012



You have to buy presents for the holidays, right?  Why not help out a worthy cause while purchasing lovely handcrafted gifts!

 Shona Congo is an on-line store that offers the beautifully crafted products of disabled craftspeople in Eastern Congo, who live in one of the most difficult regions of the world and work in the face of overwhelming obstacles.  Each item they sew is their claim to a better world.  Their products include aprons, table runners, napkins, placements, totes, clothing and jewelry.  Please consider purchasing you next gift through them to help them sustain their financial independence. Also consider a donation to their cause and sharing their website on Facebook and Twitter!


The Shona Congo runner "Green Rivers" on my dining room table

A Rare Summer Event at Jazzway 6004 - August 6, 2012



Jazzway 6004 is off for the summer, BUT....we are presenting a special show:

The Kathleen & Marianne Show – Our Favorite Songs



Friday, August 10th  8:30 PM

Jazzway 6004 -6004 Hollins Ave – Baltimore, MD 21210

Ph: 410-624-2222 or 410-952-4528

Kathleen Kolman & Marianne Matheny-Katz – vocals

Alan Blackman- piano

Jeff Reed – bass

Eric Kennedy – drums

Craig Alston – Saxophones

This will be a simple concert - just beverages and some light snacks

$25 general - $12/students - $20/BJA members 

Tickets are posted on our products page!


Marianne's show at Germano's Trattoria was a big hit! - May 19, 2012

Marianne's Joni Mitchell Project concert at Germano's Trattoria was a big hit with the audience! 



We had a sold out crowd who listened attentively and gave us a standing O at the end!  I am overwhelmed! The musicians were outstanding and worked hard to create a sophisticated but accessible program. A million thanks to Craig Alston, Alan Blackman, Eric Kennedy, Michael Raitzyk and Jeff Reed for being one of the best and most dedicated bands I've worked with.  And thank you to everyone who came out and supported us.  We will be repeating this program at other venues in Maryland and DC and beyond before going into the studio to record it. We'll keep you posted on all upcoming Joni Project concerts!


What's New? - October 23, 2011

Pizzeria Venti!  We are now partnering with Pizzeria Venti in Alexandria, Virginia to present more jazz in alternate locations. We expect to schedule 1 concert a month at the new venue.  Our partner at Pizzeria is Angela Lacey and her contact info can be found on each of our event listings for Pizzeria Venti .  Our first concert at Pizzeria Venti featured the masterful Craig Alston Quartet on October 8th  and we had a great turnout! We hope for many more successes at this location and thank the management for being so accommodating and embracing live music!  Our next concert at Pizzeria Venti will feature The Tim Green Quartet on November 19th.

Downloadable fliers – Go to our calendar and check out our downloadable fliers. We have created an option on the website for you to download a flier for any one of our currently listed calendar events.  Now you can conveniently download Jazzway 6004 and Pizzeria Venti event info wherever you are!

New ticketing system – Change is difficult.  But we decided that changing from  Brown Paper Tickets, headquartered in Seattle to Instant Seats, which is DC based would offer more local promotion opportunities and be more convenient for patrons, and musicians alike.  This system will allow you to print out your own tickets on-line and tickets will also be available at the door (for Pizzeria Venti only).  Unfortunately no phone sales are offered, and cash must be paid at the door, but we plan to add a credit card payment option at the door within the next two months. We are still working out the bugs and learning the system, but we expect that this will turn out to be a more efficient and flexible option for taking payments and for getting the word out.

Jazzway 6004 was featured in the October 2010 issue of JazzTimes - September 1, 2011

Alternate Jazz Venues: By Any Means - Marc Hopkins Jazz brought to the masses through a network of passionate independent promoters and DIY venues


The ALWAYS Entertaining Thursday Night Jazz Series at the Radisson Cross Keys! - March 1, 2011


The Radisson Hotel at Cross Keys is now featuring Thursday Night Jazz from 6 to 9 PM in their comfortable courtyard cocktail lounge.


Stop in and relax in their beautifully renovated space, sip a few drinks and enjoy the best in local area jazz! The Radisson is partnering with Jazzway 6004 to produce the series. Marianne and M2K Jazz will be featured as a scheduled performer.


The Radisson Cross Keys has covered parking in the back of the hotel. The Radisson at Cross Keys is located at : 5100 Falls Road Baltimore, Maryland 21210 (410) 532-6900

PLEASE come out and help make this a successful series!! We need music more than ever to help uplift our spirits!!

Become a Facebook fan of the Radisson Cross Keys for information about music and other events:


Jazzway 6004 is on vacation until September! - July 19, 2010

Jazzway 6004 is on vacation until September, but we'll post some great jazz events happening this summer in Baltimore 


July 17 at Artscape: The Billie Holiday Tribute Concert

Thanks ALL - we had a great time.  All the performances were top notch!




                                                        Remembering Uncle Joe


Joseph Albert Casucci  - June 15, 1928- July 8, 2010

 STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Joseph Albert Casucci, 82, of The Villages, Fla., a former Staten Island resident who was one of the founding families of the Eden II School for Autistic Children, died last Thursday in Florida Hospital East, Orlando.

Born in Manhattan, he was brought to West Brighton as a child. After his marriage in 1952, he moved to Sunnyside. He settled in The Villages about 10 years ago.

Mr. Casucci worked for over 20 years as vice president of Covent Ventilating, Manhattan. While working with the company, Mr. Casucci designed air conditioning systems for the former World Trade Center, Rockefeller Center and Radio City Music Hall. He retired in 1990.

Mr. Casucci attended McKee High School, and left to join the U.S. Navy, where he served as pharmacist’s mate during World War II. After receiving his general equivalency diploma, Mr. Casucci briefly attended Wagner College, Grymes Hill, and earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from New York University’s School of Engineering.  According to family, he went to school at night for 12 years while working to support his family.

Mr. Casucci and his wife, Jean, were among the founding families that created the Eden II School for Autistic Children. At that time in 1976, the program operated inside the former Bayley Seton Hospital, Clifton. The program evolved into multiple locations boroughwide that provide classroom and vocational instruction; adaptive physical education; speech therapy; psychological, social and residential services; parent training, and adult training. It serves children from pre-school age to adult.

Mr. Casucci served as the school’s first president and, according to family, because his son, Larry, was autistic, both he and his wife were actively involved in caring for their son and creating the school’s programs.

Mr. Casucci was a man of sincere personal Christian faith, who had a deep love for family and friends, family members said. He was proud of his Italian ethnicity, and was committed to the honor and tradition of his heritage.

Deeply patriotic, he was a former member of the Joseph F. Merrell American Legion Post, West Brighton.

Mr. Casucci was an avid Yankees fan, golfer and a longtime member of the Staten Island Fairway Golf Club.

“He was known for his infectious smile, exceptional dancing ability, generous spirit and uncanny ability to tell an entertaining story,” said his wife of 58 years, the former Jean Polizzi.

He enjoyed spending time with family and was especially devoted to his grandchildren.

Along with his wife, Jean, also surviving are four sons, Steve, Joe, Daniel and Larry; two daughters, Annmarie Mercaldo and Jeanette Rasmussen; one brother, Carmine; four sisters, Antoinette Kilgannon, Rose Collo, Anna Mantani and Florence Peters, and six grandchildren.

The funeral will be Friday from the Harmon Home for Funerals, West Brighton, with a service at 10 a.m. in the Church at the Gateway, Richmond Valley. Burial will be in St. Peter’s Cemetery, West Brighton. 



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