Hi, this is Your Girl Cheryl with What’s Hot for the Weekend!
Friday, June 23
Straight ahead jazz trumpeter JOHN LAMKIN helps to open the new Friday Night Jazz Series at the Next Phaze Café in downtown Baltimore, Showtime is 5pm, nextphazecafe.com/grandopening
At the Aberdeen Festival Grounds, it’s contemporary jazz with the ensemble PHAZE II with guest vocalist NIA SIMMONS, hosted by STACEY CARVER, Outdoors, food trucks and lawn chairs suggested, 7pm, universe.com/jss2017
The Baltimore Comedy Factory has funny on top of funny with two top talents this weekend. From the movie Hot Tub Time Machine actor/comedian CRAIG ROBINSON, Friday through Sunday and then for a late night appearance on Saturday, TURAE, multiple shows for both, baltimorecomedy.com.
Saturday, June 24
There’s a Magical Night of R&B and Jazz happening at the Eubie Blake Cultural Center when smooth vocal crooner MORRIS WILSON takes the stage. Showtime is at 7pm, Your Girl Cheryl will be your host, 443.708.5154.
Jazzway2004 celebrates 10 years of offering great jazz in an intimate setting with a performance by the WARREN WOLF GROUP with Wolf on vibraphone,
The DMV celebrates the 25th Anniversary of the Giant National Capital Barbeque Battle with 30 bands on three stages featuring jazz from MARCUS JOHNSON, MARCUS MITCHELL, R&B FROM the WE ARE ONE TRIBUTE EXPERIENCE and funk from EU and SUGAR BEAR, BE’LA DONA and the CHUCK BROWN BAND, Pennsylvania Avenue around 5th. Great food., bbqindc.com.
Vocalist IRENE JALENTI offers Let It Be – A Jazz Homage to the Music of The Beatles, on stage at An Die Musik in Baltimore, two shows, 8 and 9:30pm, andiemusik.com
Sunday, June 25
Master guitarist NICK COLIONNE appears at the Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club. Doors open at 5:30pm and show time is at 7:30pm, bethesdabluesjazz.com
And it’s the closing weekend for Jazz, the theatrical production based on the Toni Morrison award winning novel, matinee and evening performances, centerstage.org.
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