12/06/2018

JANUARY, 2019

I'll join Barbara Parker for the  â€œBrampton House Concert" at the Brampton Bed and Breakfast Inn in Chestertown, MD on Saturday night 1/19.
MONDAYS: 7:00-8:30pm
Mainstay Mondays, in Rock Hall, MD
A unique collaborative show, with a new guest artist each week, in the coolest venue anywhere. Join us! Casual seating. Cash bar. A great way to spend a Monday night.
Make us your every Monday destination!
Guest artists:
1/7   - John Thomas
1/14 - Shannon Whitaker
1/21 - Sylvia Frazier
1/28 - The High And Wides
See a sampling of Mainstay Mondays
Mainstay website
(The Brampton Bed and Breakfast Inn in Chestertown offers a Mainstay Monday Special for out of town concertgoers. Take a look.)

SATURDAY, 1/12: 8-10pm 
49 West, Annapolis. MD
A duo performance with 7 string guitar master Steve Herberman for Elana Byrd's "intimate jazz" series. It's a small room, reserve ahead:
410-626-9796  
49 West website

SATURDAY, 1/19: 7:30pm
Brampton Bed and Breakfast Inn, Chestertown, MD
I'll join Barbara Parker for the "Brampton House Concert". It'll be a fun romp through Barbara's originals, and more. 
More info

SATURDAY, 1/26: 6-9pm
Jerry's Seafood, Lewes, DE.
It's Shore Jazz night at Jerry's! Cody Leavel joins Mike McShane and I. Always a good time. 
Jerry's website

Other events take place. Contact Joe for info on any performance not listed here.

11/07/2018

DECEMBER, 2018

Beth McDonald and I return to the Stoltz Listening room at the Avalon Theatre, in Easton, MD, on December 8.
MONDAYS: 7:00-8:30pm
Mainstay Mondays, in Rock Hall, MD
A unique collaborative show, with a new guest artist each week, in the coolest venue anywhere. Join us! Casual seating. Cash bar. A great way to spend a Monday night.
Make us your every Monday destination!
Guest artists:
12/3  -  Washington College Jazz Combo
12/10 - Brad Chaires
12/17 - Jeff Davis and Ray Anthony 
See a sampling of Mainstay Mondays
Mainstay website
(The Brampton Bed and Breakfast Inn in Chestertown offers a Mainstay Monday Special for out of town concertgoers. Take a look.)

SATURDAY, 12/8: 8pm
Avalon Theatre, Stoltz Listening Room, Easton, MD
Beth McDonald and I return to the Stoltz Room for an inspiring evening of Beth's originals, classic covers and songs of the season. 
Avalon Theatre website
Show Listing

FRIDAY, 12/21: 6-9pm
Jerry's Seafood, Lewes, DE
Shore Jazz night at Jerry's, featuring Paul Midiri on vibes. 
Jerry's website

SATURDAY, 12/31: 6-8pm
The Mainstay, Rock Hall, MD 
Happy to be playing again for the annual New Year's eve Potluck. Doors open at 5. Bring a dish to share, that's it! Always a good time.
More info


Other events take place. Contact Joe for info on any performance not listed here.

10/12/2018

NOVEMBER, 2018

     Ballerina Lea McGowan joins me for a unique Mainstay Monday on November 5.
MONDAYS: 7:00-8:30pm
Mainstay Mondays, in Rock Hall, MD
A unique collaborative show, with a new guest artist each week, in the coolest venue anywhere. Join us! Casual seating. Cash bar. A great way to spend a Monday night.
Make us your every Monday destination!
Guest artists:
11/5  -  Lea McGowan
11/12 - Seth Kibel
11/18 - Bob and Laura Taylor 
11/25 - Lena Seikaly
See a sampling of Mainstay Mondays
Mainstay website

FRIDAY, 11/9: 8pm
1867 Sanctuary Arts and Culture Center, Ewing, NJ
Vocalist Maria Rusu joins me for a delightful evening of jazz and Brazilian standards, original compositions, and scat singing!
more info/tickets
Facebook event

SUNDAY, 11/11: 2-5pm
Pennsylvania Jazz Society, Hellertown, PA
I'll be in the core band along with Scott Ricketts - cornet, Bob Peruzzi - trombone, Tony Green - drums and Pete Reichlin - bass/tuba, for the annual PJS jam session.
PA Jazz website

FRIDAY, 11/16: 6-9pm
Fish On, Lewes DE
The Mike McShane Trio, featuring Cody Leavel, performs for the 4th Annual SoDel Cares Fundraiser.
More info  

SATURDAY, 11/17: 6-9pm
Jerry's Seafood, Lewes, DE
The monthly slot for Shore Jazz with John Ewart and Mike McShane. Always fun.
Jerry's website

FRIDAY 11/23: 9:30pm-12:30am
Nomad Bar, Wilmington, DE
Performing with Vince Larder's group, including Jackie Browne on drums.
Nomad Facebook page

SATURDAY 11/24: 8pm
The Mainstay, Rock Hall, MD
Karen Somerville's annual headline show. Joining me in providing support are Seth Kibel - reeds, Jeff Davis - bass and Mike McShane - drums.
Mainstay website

WEDNESDAY 11/28: 5:30-8pm
Winterthur, Wilmington, DE
Joining with the Ron Cole Trio for this ongoing holiday series.
Winterthur website info


Other events take place. Contact Joe for info on any performance not listed here.

9/06/2018

OCTOBER, 2018

       
 The 6th annual True Blue Jazz Festival runs from 10/10-14. I'll be there. 

MONDAYS: 7:00-8:30pm
Mainstay Mondays, in Rock Hall, MD
A unique collaborative show, with a new guest artist each week, in the coolest venue anywhere. Join us! Casual seating. Cash bar. A great way to spend a Monday night.
Make us your every Monday destination!
Guest artists:
10/1 -  Marcia Gilliam
10/8 -  Ford Schumann/Ben Bennington/Deb Campbell
10/15 - Vince Lardear 
10/22 - Barbara Ferris
10/29 - Jodie Littleton/Pres Harding
See a sampling of Mainstay Mondays
Mainstay website

THURSDAY, 10/11: 7:30-9pm
Boardwalk Plaza Hotel, Rehoboth Beach, DE
The True Blue Jazz Festival presents The Eddie Sherman Show, featuring Peggy Raley and guests Cody Leavel and Griff Kazmierczak. I'll be in the rhythm section along with Eddie Hrybyk  and Mike McShane.

FRIDAY, 10/12: 6-10pm
Just in Thyme, Rehoboth Beach, DE
Special performance for Jazz Festival weekend, with Mike McShane, Roo Brown and Paul Midiri.

SATURDAY, 10/13: Noon-3pm
Rehoboth Beach Bandstand
True Blue Jazz free concert, featuring student jazz groups followed by Eddie Sherman and company (start time tbd)

SATURDAY, 10/13: 4:30-8pm
Avenue Inn, Rehoboth Beach, DE
Free event for True Blue Jazz, with Mike McShane - drums and Cody Leavel - sax.
True Blue Jazz website

SATURDAY 10/27: 7-10pm

Jerry's Seafood, Lewes, DE
Shore Jazz with John Ewart and Mike McShane
Jerry's website

SUNDAY 10/28: 6pm
Church of the Open Door, York, PA
Beth McDonald's "From Broken to Redeemed" CD release concert will be a vocal/piano duo performance, with a little help from Beth's friends 
website info

Other events take place. Contact Joe for info on any performance not listed here.

8/17/2018

SEPTEMBER, 2018

                       Mainstay Monday closes the Chestertown Jazz Festival this year.
MONDAYS: 7:00-8:30pm
Mainstay Mondays, in Rock Hall, MD
A unique collaborative show, with a new guest artist each week, in the coolest venue anywhere. Join us! Casual seating. Cash bar. A great way to spend a Monday night.
Make us your every Monday destination!
Guest artists:
9/3 -   Beth McDonald
9/10 - Tom Baldwin/Aggie Brown III
9/17 - Nevin Dawson
9/24 - Steve Herberman
See a sampling of Mainstay Mondays
Mainstay website

TUESDAY 9/4: 8-10pm
Cuvee Ray, Rehoboth Beach, DE
"Coming Home with Libby York". Libby returns to Rehoboth for one night only. Mike McShane joins me in accompanying Libby for this one night only show.  
More info
Libby York website

SATURDAY 9/8: 12noon
Chestertown Jazz Festival, MD
Karen Somerville is joined by Jeff Davis (bass) and myself for this brief gospel themed set to open to Saturday lineup. Be there at noon if you want to catch it. Click on poster above to enlarge for more info.

FRIDAY 9/14: 8pm
1867 Sanctuary, Ewing, NJ
I'll join brothers Joe and Paul Midiri for a trio concert of classic jazz at this historic and wonderful performance venue.
More info
Midiri Brothers website

SATURDAY 9/15: 7-10pm
Jerry's Seafood, Lewes, DE
The Shore Jazz monthly night of fun. With Mike, John and Joe
Jerry's website

SUNDAY 9/23: 6pm
Shippensburg Church of the Nazarene, PA
Will be accompanying Beth McDonald in concert, featuring original songs from her new release: "From Broken to Redeemed"


Other events take place. Contact Joe for info on any performance not listed here.

7/25/2018

AUGUST, 2018

                                                    A fun show in Chestertown on Saturday 8/25
MONDAYS: 7:00-8:30pm
Mainstay Mondays, in Rock Hall, MD
A unique collaborative show, with a new guest artist each week, in the coolest venue anywhere. Join us! Casual seating. Cash bar. A great way to spend a Monday night.
Make us your every Monday destination!
Guest artists:
8/6 -  Van Williamson/Tom Anthony
8/13 - Holly Lane/Mike McShane
8/20 - Joe Holt solo night
8/27 - Robert Redd
See a sampling of Mainstay Mondays
Mainstay website

SATURDAY 8/11: 1:30-3:30pm
Rehoboth Art League, Rehoboth Beach, DE
The Shore Jazz trio, with Holly Lane, perform for the annual outdoor show.

SATURDAY 8/17: 6-9pm
Jerry's Seafood, Lewes, DE
The Shore Jazz monthly night of fun. With Mike McShane, Cody Leavel (sax)

THURSDAY 8/23: 8-11pm
Gallucios, Wilmington, DE
The Vince Lardear Trio, w/Tom Palmer (drums) for Gallucios Thursday night jazz series.

SATURDAY 8/25: 7pm
Garfield Center for the Arts, Chestertown, MD
Vocalist Brad Chaires performs a concert tribute to the "Rat Pack", accompanied by Jeff Davis (bass), Mike McShane (drums) and myself (musical director)
More info

FRIDAY 8/31: 8-11pm
Cultured Pearl, Rehoboth Beach, DE.
The Mike McShane Trio, featuring Paul Midiri on vibes, is featured in the main dining room.
Cultured Pearl website


Other events take place. Contact Joe for info on any performance not listed here.

6/13/2018

JULY, 2018

Among Joe's collaborative concerts this month, in addition to Mainstay Mondays, is a return to the 1867 Sauctuary at Ewing with Danny Tobias on 6/20.

MONDAYS: 7:00-8:30pm
Mainstay Mondays, in Rock Hall, MD
A unique collaborative show, with a new guest artist each week, in the coolest venue anywhere. Join us! Casual seating. Cash bar. A great way to spend a Monday night.
Make us your every Monday destination!
Guest artists:
7/2 -  Blake Cramer
7/9 -  Danny Tobias
7/16 - Mary Simmons
7/23 - Max Murray and Frank Russo
7/30 - Scott Silbert

FRIDAY 7/6: 8-11pm
Cultured Pearl, Rehoboth Beach, DE.
The Mike McShane Trio, featuring Paul Midiri on vibes, is featured in the main dining room.
Cultured Pearl website

FRIDAY 7/20: 8pm
1867 Sanctuary Arts Center, Ewing, NJ
Duo concert with trumpeter Danny Tobias

SUNDAY 7/22 : 8pm
49 West Coffeehouse, Annapolis, MD
Duo concert with vibraphonist Chuck Redd. Please call 410-626-9796 for reservations

FRIDAY 7/27: 8pm
Milton Theatre, Milton, DE
Joe joins actress/singer/storyteller Roo Brown for an evening of fun
Milton Theatre website

SATURDAY 7/28: 7-10pm

Jerry's Seafood, Lewes, DE
The Shore Jazz monthly night of fun. With Mike, John and Joe
Jerry's website 

Other events take place. Contact Joe for info on any performance not listed here.

5/11/2018

JUNE, 2018

Looking forward to performances this month with singer/songwriter Barbara Parker and Brazilian guitarist Camilo Carrera in Rock Hall, MD and Brooklyn, NY.

MONDAYS: 7:00-8:30pm
Mainstay Mondays, in Rock Hall, MD
A unique collaborative show, with a new guest artist each week, in the coolest venue anywhere. Join us! Casual seating. Cash bar. A great way to spend a Monday night.
Make us your every Monday destination!
Guest artists:
6/4 -  Paula Johns
6/11 - Mary Lou Newnam
6/18 - Celine Mogielnicki
6/25 - Alex Lacquement
See a sampling of Mainstay Mondays
Mainstay website

SUNDAY 6/2: 2pm
Community Arts Center, Wallingford, PA
The Danny Tobias Quintet performs in concert for the Tri-State Jazz Society with Danny, Paul Midiri, Joe Plowman, Jim Lawlor and Joe. More info via the link.
Tri-State Jazz Society concert info

THURSDAY 6/7: 7pm
Oxford Community Center, Oxford, MD
Duo concert with Barbara Parker, featuring her original compositions.
more info

FRIDAY 6/15: 5-8
Bluecoast Seafood Grill, Rehoboth Beach, DE
Shore Jazz on the patio stage, with Mike McShane, Cody Leavel and Joe.
Bluecoast website

FRIDAY 6/22: 8pm
The Mainstay, Rock Hall, MD
Featuring the music of singer/songwriter Barbara Parker, Brazilian guitarist Camilo Carrera and Joe. 
more info

SATURDAY 6/23: 7pm
National Sawdust, Brooklyn, NY
Featuring the music of singer/songwriter Barbara Parker, Brazilian guitarist Camilo Carrera and Joe.
more info

THURSDAY 6/28, 6:30pm
Custom House, Chestertown, MD
Joe joins Karen Somerville and Sombarkin' on the Custom House lawn for the Washington College Riverfront Concert Series.
more info


SATURDAY 6/30: 7-10pm
Jerry's Seafood, Lewes, DE
The Shore Jazz monthly night of fun. With Mike, John and Joe
Jerry's website



Other events take place. Contact Joe for info on any performance not listed here.

4/16/2018

MAY, 2018

                                       Mainstay Mondays continue, making magic every week!
MONDAYS: 7:00-8:30pm
Mainstay Mondays, in Rock Hall, MD
A unique collaborative show, with a new guest artist each week, in the coolest venue anywhere. Join us! Casual seating. Cash bar. A great way to spend a Monday night. Make us your every Monday destination!
Guest artists:
5/7  - Sam Guthridge
5/14 - Tom Lagana
5/21 - Michael DeMaio
5/28 - Tom McHugh
See a sampling of Mainstay Mondays
Mainstay website

FRIDAY 5/25: 7-10pm
Cultured Pearl, Rehoboth Beach, DE.
The Mike McShane Trio, featuring Paul Midiri on vibes, is featured in the main dining room.
Cultured Pearl website

SATURDAY 5/26: 7-10pm
Jerry's Seafood, Lewes, DE
The monthly appearance for Shore Jazz, with John Ewart, Mike McShane and Joe. 
Jerry's Website


Other events take place. Contact Joe for info on any performance not listed here.

3/16/2018

APRIL, 2018


Karen Somerville returns to Mainstay Monday this month.
MONDAYS - 7:00-8:30pm
Mainstay Mondays, in Rock Hall, MD
A unique collaborative show, with a new guest artist each week, in the coolest venue anywhere. Join us! Casual seating. Cash bar. A great way to spend a Monday night. Make us your every Monday destination!
Guest artists:
4/2 -  Robert Redd
4/9 -  David Sacks
4/16 - Nate Grower
4/23 - Karen Somerville
4/30 - Cody Leavel
See a sampling of Mainstay Mondays
Mainstay website

FRIDAY 4/27 - 9:30pm-12:30am
The Nomad Bar, Wilmington, DE
Jazz night at The Nomad with the Vince Lardear Trio. Vince - sax, Jackie Browne, drums. 
Nomad Facebook page


Other events take place. Contact Joe for info on any performance not listed here.

2/23/2018

MARCH. 2018

My annual opportunity to accompany about 20 separate performers in one concert. Always a wonderful evening.

MONDAYS - 7:00-8:30pm
Mainstay Mondays, in Rock Hall, MD
A unique collaborative show, with a new guest artist each week, in the coolest venue anywhere. Join us! Casual seating. Cash bar. A great way to spend a Monday night. Make us your every Monday destination!
Guest artists:
3/5 -  E. Shawn Qaissaunee
3/12 - Lester Barrett
3/19 - Amy Shook
3/26 - Kristin Callahan
See a sampling of Mainstay Mondays
Mainstay website

WEDNESDAY 3/14 - 7pm 
Garfield Center for the Arts, Chestertown, MD
I have the privilege each year of being the musical director for the annual Women Helping Women fundraising concert, and accompanying many of our best local performers. I call it the biggest annual group hug in Chestertown. This concert always sells out prior to the event, but I'd encourage you to learn more and make a donation via the Garfield Center webpage. A live stream link should be posted on the Women Helping Women Facebook page in the days prior to the show, if you'd like to watch from home.
Garfield Center website
Women Helping Women Facebook page

FRIDAY 3/26 - 6-9pm
Jerry's Seafood, Lewes, DE
Shore Jazz is back. 
Jerry's Website

Other events take place. Contact Joe for info on any performance not listed here.

1/31/2018

FEBRUARY. 2018

                                         
                                         Shore Jazz Trio - with Mike McShane and John Ewart
MONDAYS - 7:00-8:30pm
Mainstay Mondays, in Rock Hall, MD
A unique collaborative show, with a new guest artist each week, in the coolest venue anywhere. Join us! Casual seating. Cash bar. A great way to spend a Monday night. Make us your every Monday destination!
Guest artists:
2/5 - Paul Carr - saxophone
2/12 - Tim Dove - vocals
2/19 - Keith Thompson - guitar/vocals
2/26 - John Ewart/Mike McShane - sax-clarinet/drums 
See a sampling of Mainstay Mondays
Mainstay website

THURSDAY 2/8: 8-11pm
Gallucios, Wilmington, DE
The Vince Lardear Trio, with Ray Anthony on drums and myself, performs for Gallucios Thursday night jazz series.
Gallucios website

SATURDAY 2/24 - 6-9pm
Jerry's Seafood, Lewes, DE
Shore Jazz is back, with John Ewart, Mike McShane and Joe. 
Jerry's Website

Other events take place. Contact Joe for info on any performance not listed here.

12/30/2017

JANUARY, 2018

The Midiri Brothers big band, sometime in the mid '90's, when (some) big band music was still happening. A rare Midiri Brothers big band performance will honor the 80th anniversary of Benny Goodman's historic Carnegie Hall concert at the Grunin Center in Tom's River, NJ on 1/24.  
MONDAYS - 7:00-8:30pm
Mainstay Mondays, in Rock Hall, MD
A unique collaborative show, with a new guest artist each week, in the coolest venue anywhere. Join us! Casual seating. Cash bar. A great way to spend a Monday night. Make us your every Monday destination!
Guest artists:
1/8   - Robert Redd - piano (rescheduled for 4/2)
1/15 - Shannon Whitaker - vocals
1/22 - Lynn Henderson - guitar/vocals
1/29 - Washington College Jazz Combo
See a sampling of Mainstay Mondays
Mainstay website

WEDNESDAY 1/24: 8pm
Grunin Center for the Arts, Toms River, NJ
On the campus of Ocean County College, a rare Midiri Brothers big band performance. Ignore the promo on the Grunin website (unless they updated it), it will be a big band, and not the Midiri Brothers small group that is pictured. Looking forward to making the (big band) music happen again!
Grunin website

SUNDAY 1/29: 6pm
Shippensburg Church of the Nazarene, Shippensburg, Pa.
A fun and relaxed evening of solo piano jazz, inspirational favorites and improvisational surprises.
Church website

Other events take place. Contact Joe for info on any performance not listed here.

11/19/2017

DECEMBER, 2017

                                               Join me on New Year's Eve!

MONDAYS - 7:00-8:30pm
Mainstay Mondays, in Rock Hall, MD
A unique collaborative show, with a new guest artist each week, in the coolest venue anywhere. Join us! Casual seating. Cash bar. A great way to spend a Monday night. Make us your every Monday destination!
Guest artists:
12/4  - Geoff Gallante - trumpet
12/11 - John Schratweiser/Meilssa McGlynn - vocals
12/18 - Sylvia Frazier - vocals
note: Mainstay Mondays will be dark Christmas and New Year's Day, resuming on 1/8/18.
See a sampling of Mainstay Mondays
Mainstay website

WEDNESDAY 12/6 - 7:30pm
Washington College, Chestertown, MD
The Washington College Jazz Combo presents their semester concert, in Hotchkiss Recital Hall. It's my privilege to get to work with these fine students, and participate in their performance. 
More info

SATURDAY 12/22 - 6-9pm
Jerry's Seafood, Lewes, DE
Shore Jazz is back, with John Ewart, Mike McShane and Joe. 
Jerry's Website

SUNDAY 12/31 - 6-8pm
The Mainstay - Rock Hall, MD
The annual New Year's Eve potluck is from 6-9 and free. Just call to let them know you're coming. I'll be playing the first 2 hours. It'll be fun.
Mainstay website


Other events take place. Contact Joe for info on any performance not listed here.

10/31/2017

NOVEMBER, 2017

Mike McShane and Paul Midiri and I on Mainstay Monday - 9/18/17. We'll be at the Cultured Pearl in Rehoboth (as the Mike McShane Trio) on the 24th.

MONDAYS - 7:00pm
Mainstay Mondays, in Rock Hall, MD
A unique collaborative show, with a new guest artist each week, in the coolest venue anywhere. Join us! Casual seating. Cash bar. A great way to spend a Monday night. Make us your every Monday destination!
Guest artists:
11/6  - Maria Rusu - jazz vocals
11/13 - Philip Dutton - piano/vocals
11/20 - Steve Abshire - guitar
11/27 - Jeff Davis/Ray Anthony - bass/drums
See a sampling of Mainstay Mondays
Mainstay website

FRIDAY 11/3 - 5-7pm
Chestertown, MD
I'll be joining Sue Matthews for a First Friday performance event, hosted by KBM Development Corporation, in the lobby of the old Chesapeake Bank Building on High Street (across from the Garfield Center for the Arts).

SATURDAY 11/4 - 6-9pm
Jerry's Seafood, Lewes, DE
Shore Jazz is back, with John Ewart, Mike McShane and Joe. 
Jerry's Website

SATURDAY 11/11 - 7pm
The Mainstay, Rock Hall, MD
Karen Somerville headlines a show that includes Classic Motown, pop and jazz favorites. With vocal guest artists Lester Barrett, Jr. and Jerome McKinney. Accompanied by Jeff Davis - bass, Mike McShane - drums, and myself.  
Mainstay performance info

THURSDAY 11/16: 8-11pm
Gallucios, Wilmington, DE
The Vince Lardear Trio, with Ray Anthony on drums and myself, performs for Gallucios Thursday night jazz series.
Gallucios website

FRIDAY 11/24: 7-10pm
Cultured Pearl, Rehoboth Beach, DE.
The Mike McShane Trio, featuring Paul Midiri on vibes, is featured in the main dining room.
Cultured Pearl website

Other events take place. Contact Joe for info on any performance not listed here.