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Friday, May 19
Grammy award winning trumpeter ARTURO SANDOVAL performs at Blues Alley throughout the weekend, two shows each night, 8 and 10pm, bluesalley.com.
Piano jazz master CYRUS CHESTNUT is onstage at the beautiful Montpelier Arts Center in Laurel, MD, 8pm is the time, 301.377.7800.
Contemporary saxophonist ART SHERROD. JR. brings jazz sounds to the AMP by Strathmore in Bethesda, MD, 7:30pm, ampbystrathmore.com.
THE SIMONA PREMAZZI TRIO, OUTSPOKEN, with JEFF REED on bass and WARREN WOLF on drums appears in two shows at An Die Musik in Baltimore, 8 and 9:30pm, andiemusiklive.com.
Saturday, May 20
THE T.K. BLUE QUARTET is the headliner at Caton Castle in southwest Baltimore, 6pm is the time, catoncastle.com.
The Tony award winning musical, Ragtime is on stage at the historic Ford’s Theater in Washington, DC. in its final weekend, matinee and evening performances, fords.org.
Juke Joint Allstars featuring LEA GILMORE and her musical friends offer up a hip-shakin’ Saturday night blues party at the Creative Alliance in East Baltimore, 8pm,
LIPBONE REDDING and the LIPBONE ORCHESTRA brings its entertaining stage show to Jazzway6004, 8pm, 410.624.2222.
The Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival takes over Sandy Point Park in Annapolis, MD, two days, Saturday and Sunday, 11am – 9pm. Live entertainment on stage featuring THE MAVERICKS, THE FABULOUS THUNDERBIRDS, JOHNNY LANG and more, bayblues.org.
THE WALT WEISKOPF 4TET appears at An Die Musik, 8pm is the time, andiemusiklive.com.
Sunday, May 21
The Writer's Center in Bethesda, MD, hosts a reading by author MARITA GOLDEN celebrating publication of her new novel, The Wide Circumference of Love, a story of one family dealing with Alzheimers, 2pm, writer.org.
Baltimore Center Stage brings Toni Morrison’s book, Jazz, to life in the opening weekend of its theatrical production, through June 25, centerstage.org.