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April 2018

Russell Kirk & The Path live WEAA Broadcast from James Lewis Museum

88.9 WEAA in partnership with the Maryland state arts council is hosting a series of jazz events at the James Lewis Museum on Morgan State University campus. Details TBA

September 2017

Inner Circle Music Festival New York City

Details TBA

July 2017

Artscape @ The Meyerhoff

Russell Kirk will conduct the BSO Orchkids Jazz Ensemble.
Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall 1212 Cathedral St, Baltimore, MD 21201
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Russell Kirk & The Path @ Green Festival Druid Hill Park

As a part of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's mission for community engagement, we began the OrchKids Green Festival in 2015. This free admission day-long event was designed to bring Baltimore's vibrant and thriving arts and culture directly to the parts of Baltimore that don't often get benefit from it.

June 2017

Russell Kirk Trio @ The Bar Next Door

Bar Next Door is one of Manhattan's Premier Jazz Listening Rooms located in the heart of Greenwich Village. This set is part of La Lanterna's feature group series featuring:
Russell Kirk - Alto Saxophone
Kevin Clark - Guitar
Ed Howard - Bass

Marie Louise Bistro w/Irene Jalenti

Italian vocalist Irene Jalenti has traveled with her sultry voice throughout Italy and France eventually landing in the United States where, thanks to a full scholarship, she graduated from Peabody Conservatory of Music.

Russell Kirk & The Path Live at Tour Dem Parks. Hon!

We will be performing at the finish line for the annual bike ride that takes locals and visitors through Baltimore’s parks and neighborhoods for a close-up view of regional parks like Carroll, Patterson, Clifton and Druid Hill, as well as some quietly tucked away gems. Proceeds support Baltimore's parks, environment, friends and cycling groups.

May 2017

A Tribute To Duke Ellington @ Rams Head on Stage

A Big Band Memorial Day tribute to Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington. Guests will enjoy several of Ellintgon's standars, including "Take the 'A' Train", "Satin Doll", "Sophisticated Lady", "A Mellow Tone" and many other favorites. This is sure to be a performance no Ellington fan will want to miss!

April 2017

An Die Musik W/ Nico Sarbanes CD Release

Nico Sarbanes, trumpet/vocals/piano
Russell Kirk, alto saxophone
Deante Childers, piano
Ethan Philion, bass
Kelton Norris, drums

Coming off a rousing performance at the Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival, Nico Sarbanes returns to An die Musik Live with his quintet, performing an assortment of original compositions and vocal standards out of the Great American Songbook. We are promoting this show as a CD Release Show, and Nico's debut album, "Live in Baltimore," will be available for purchase.
Tickets: $20 at door/$17 online/$10 for students with ID

More info about Nico, the album, and upcoming shows can be found at:
www.nicosarbanes.com

Russell Kirk & The Path @ Single Carrot Theatre

Voted Baltimore's best small theater, The Single Carrot is now featuring a jazz series. To kick off the series is no other then "The Path"
featuring:
Russell Kirk Alto Saxophone
Micah Smith Vocals
Kevin Clark Guitar
Jeff Reed Bass
Mike Kuhl Drums

February 2017

Mid Atlantic Jazz Festival w/Nico Sarbanes

Nico Sarbanes- trumpet/vocals
Russell Kirk- alto saxophone
Deante Childers- piano
Ethan Philion- bass
Kelton Norris- drums

January 2017

An Die Musik Live w/Alex Norris Quintet

Featuring the music of Alex Norris, who will be playing trumpet, with Jeff Reed on bass, Eric Kennedy on drums, and Jason Rigby on tenor saxophone.

December 2016

w/Gary Thomas' Pariah's Pariah @ The Johns Hopkins Club

The Johns Hopkins University in partnership with the Peabody Institute has announced two sets and CD release by Gary Thomas' Pariah's Pariahs on December 10th for general ($25) and student ($15) admissions. Sets begin at 8:30pm and 10:00pm.
Gary Thomas, tenor sax/flute
Jacob Yoffee, soprano sax
Russell Kirk, alto sax
Nathan Hook, bass clarinet
Alexander Norris, trumpet
Andre Hayward, trombone
Larry Williams, french horn
Chia-yin "Carol" Ma, violin
Andrew Talle, cello
Kevin Clark, guitar
Paul Bollenback, guitar
Blake Meister, bass
Byung Kang, drums

November 2016

Bar Next Door

Bar Next Door is one of Manhattan's Premier Jazz Listening Rooms located in the heart of Greenwich Village. This set is part of La Lanterna's feature group series featuring:
Kevin Clark - Guitar
Russell Kirk - Alto Saxophone
Paul Gill - Bass
Sylvia Cuenca -Drums

September 2016

Russell Kirk & The Path @ Artfest

The only festival of its kind in the Southern Maryland region! More than 165 artist booths, 30 performers on two stages, activities for kids, great food, wine & beer, and lots more!
Feat:
Russell Kirk Saxophone
Todd Marcus Bass Clarinet
Kevin Clark Guitar
Jeff Reed Bass

Crab Fest w/Gazze The Fun Band

All You Can Eat Crab Feast w/ Live Music
September 2, 2016 (8:00pm - 12:00am)
ONLY $55 Per Person
DANCE & PARTY....to the dynamic energy and sounds of Gazze "The Fun Band", while enjoying all you can eat crabs, a bountiful buffet, and an open bar!!

July 2016

Artscape @ The Meyerhoff

Russell Kirk conducts the BSO Orchkids Jazz Ensemble

Single Carrot Theatre w/TMJO

Todd Marcus Jazz Orchestra with Greg Tardy (tenor), Bruce Williams (flute/alto), Russell Kirk (alto), Alex Norris (trumpet), Christian Hizon (trombone), Helen Sung (piano), Jeff Reed (bass), Eric Kennedy (drums)

Smalls Jazz Club w/TMJO

Todd Marcus Jazz Orchestra with Greg Tardy (tenor), Bruce Williams (flute/alto), Russell Kirk (alto), Alex Norris (trumpet), Alan Ferber (trombone), Helen Sung (piano), Jeff Reed (bass), Eric Kennedy (drums)

June 2016

Buffet Crampon Saxophone Instructional Video

I will be traveling to Paris to record an instructional video for Buffet Crampon, the best woodwind maker in the world. Info on the release of the video TBA.

Music of The Big Band Era Chizuk Amuno Sanctuary

featuring: John Warren, an accomplished actor, singer, songwriter, guitarist, and sought after vocalist. John has done off camera vocals for such television programs as “Silver Spoons, “General Hospital," “Who’s the Boss?" “Facts of Life," and “Married with Children." He has also appeared on the Tonight Show with Al Greene.

Russell Kirk & The Path Live at Tour Dem Parks. Hon!

We will be performing at the finish line for the annual bike ride that takes locals and visitors through Baltimore’s parks and neighborhoods for a close-up view of regional parks like Carroll, Patterson, Clifton and Druid Hill, as well as some quietly tucked away gems. Proceeds support Baltimore's parks, environment, friends and cycling groups.

April 2016

w/Gary Thomas' Pariah's Pariah @ The Johns Hopkins Club

Performance and live recording by Gary Thomas' Pariah's Pariah Ensemble
featuring:
Gary Thomas, tenor sax/flute; Jacob Yoffee, soprano sax; Russell Kirk, alto sax; Nathan Hook, bass clarinet; Alexander Norris, trumpet; Andre Hayward, trombone; Chia-yin "Carol" Ma, violin; Lewis Patzner, cello; Kevin Clark, guitar; Paul Bollenback, guitar; Blake Meister, bass and Byung Kang, drums.

Space 2640

odd Marcus Jazz Orchestra with Greg Tardy (tenor), Brent Birckhead (flute/alto), Russell Kirk (alto), Alex Norris (trumpet), Darius Jones (trombone), Bruce Barth (piano), Jeff Reed (bass), Eric Kennedy (drums), Irene Jalenti (vocals)

49 West Coffeehouse, Winebar & Gallery

Todd Marcus Jazz Orchestra with Greg Tardy (tenor), Brent Birckhead (flute/alto), Russell Kirk (alto), Kenny Rittenhouse (trumpet), Darius Jones (trombone), Bruce Barth (piano), Jeff Reed (bass), Eric Kennedy (drums), Irene Jalenti (vocals)

March 2016

The Light City Baltimore Festival w/TMJO

Premiering in 2016, Light City Baltimore is the first large-scale, international light festival in the United States, homegrown right here in Baltimore. Light City will provide a backdrop for the celebration of ideas, ingenuity and creativity through art, music and innovation.
Featuring the Todd Marcus Jazz Orchestra

Talat featuring Russell Kirk @ Carroll Community College

Alon Nechushtan and Talat Ensemble is dedicated to playing original music inspired by new interpretations of Klezmer, Middle Eastern grooves, with both Ashkenaz and Serphardic influences, through North-African themes, Judeo spirituals, Israeli Nigunim and Piyyutim. Roaming between the borders of Jazz, Groove and Folk.
featuring:
Russell Kirk Saxophone/Clarinet
Alon Nechushtan Piano
Shareef Taher Drums
Tamir Shmerling Bass

February 2016

Russell Kirk guest directs the Peabody Improvisation & Multimedia Ensemble

featuring:
"Barebones" Music by Walt Weiskopf
"Separation" Music by Walt Weiskopf
"City of Sin" Music by Walt Weiskopf
"Dolphin Dance" Music by Herbie Hancock / Arranged by Jim McNeely
"Zone" Music by Walt Weiskopf

Jazz Combo Series at Centre St Performance studio

The Centre Street Performance Studio is Peabody Institutes new performance space Located in the former bookstore at 10 E. Centre St. in Mount Vernon, the venue features state-of-the art audio and visual performance and recording capabilities and will be used as a classroom, for recitals, and for special events.
featuring:
Russell Kirk Saxophone
Tyler Bartram Guitar
Jon Guo Bass
Byung Kang Drums

January 2016

Smithsonian Art Museum

Smithsonian's Take 5! concert series presents a tribute to Booker Little featuring:
Alex Norris Trumpet
Russell Kirk Saxophone/Flute
Jeff Reed Bass
Eric Kennedy Drums

December 2015

The Walters Art Museum

Baltimore-based American Studio Orchestra performs a new work commissioned by the Walters Art Museum: Pearls on a String, a multimedia piece in three parts mirroring the exhibition’s vignettes. The work will be augmented in its world premiere at the Walters by projections of masterpieces from the show and a spoken narrative by exhibition curator Amy Landau.

Steadfast in generating a new model of artistic expression and performance, American Studio Orchestra integrates tradition with technology. ASO artists collaborate to create original artistic experiences. ASO has served as artist in residence at several educational institutions, including Johns Hopkins University, the Baltimore Museum of Art, and the Maryland Institute College of Art.

November 2015

The Bar Next Door

Bar Next Door is one of Manhattan's Premier Jazz Listening Rooms located in the heart of Greenwich Village. This set is part of La Lanterna's emerging artist series featuring:
Kevin Clark - Guitar
Russell Kirk - Alto Saxophone
Bass- TBA

October 2015

Carroll Community College

Carroll Concert Series presents the Birth of The Cool project. Local jazz artists present music from the Miles Davis Birth of the Cool album, featuring:
Russell Kirk - alto saxophone
Brandon Woody - trumpet
Eric Harrison - Bari Sax
Jahi Alexander - Trombone
Jarrel Garner - Tuba
Stephen Slater - French Horn
Nathan Hook - Piano
Jon Seligman - Drums
Blake Meister - Bass
Eli Wirth - Leader/Conductor

September 2015

Baltimore Museum of Art w/TMJO

Opening Reception for the 2014 & 2015 Baker Artist Award Winners Exhibition

August 2015

w/Kelly Bell Band @ Quiet Water Park

This summer the Kelly Bell Band will be recording a CD at Quiet Waters Park. The concert will include Dave Tieff of Laughing Colors playing an exclusive set of all Laughing Colors music as well as guest musicians including Carl Filipiak and Dean Rosenthal. YOU can help develop the funding to produce these shows (YES! they will be playing twice, July 18th and August 29th) by clicking on the link below and pre-ordering your copy of the Kelly Bell Band’s most recent CD “Coming Home."

July 2015

w/Kelly Bell Band @ Quiet Water Park

This summer the Kelly Bell Band will be recording a CD at Quiet Waters Park. The concert will include Dave Tieff of Laughing Colors playing an exclusive set of all Laughing Colors music as well as guest musicians including Carl Filipiak and Dean Rosenthal. YOU can help develop the funding to produce these shows (YES! they will be playing twice, July 18th and August 29th) by clicking on the link below and pre-ordering your copy of the Kelly Bell Band’s most recent CD “Coming Home."

June 2015

w/Wayne Newton @ Horseshoe Casino

Wayne Newton comes to Baltimore for this exclusive concert.

Russell Kirk & The Path @ Druid Hill Park

We will be performing at the finish line for the annual bike ride "Tour Dem Parks Hon" that takes locals and visitors through Baltimore’s parks and neighborhoods for a close-up view of regional parks like Carroll, Patterson, Clifton and Druid Hill, as well as some quietly tucked away gems. Proceeds support Baltimore's parks, environment, friends and cycling groups.

May 2015

w/ Sly 45 @ The Tin Roof power plant live

vintage rock to modern pop

ShapeShifter Lab

The band concludes its five day tour with its first ever visit to ShapeShifter Lab in Brooklyn, New York. Hear the music live and pick up a copy of the new album.

Todd Marcus (bass clarinet)
Gregory Tardy (tenor)
Brent Birckhead (flute/alto)
Russell Kirk (alto)
Alan Ferber (trombone)
Alex Norris (trumpet)
Elio Villafranca (piano)
Jeff Reed (bass)
Shareef Taher (drums)
Irene Jalenti (vocals)

Trumpets Jazz Club

The band plays for the first time at Trumpets Jazz CLubin New Jersey to debut the new CD and show some love to the Garden State. Hear the music live and pick up a copy of the new album.

Todd Marcus (bass clarinet)
Gregory Tardy (tenor)
Russell Kirk (alto)
Bill Todd (flute/alto)
Alan Ferber (trombone)
Alex Norris (trumpet)
Elio Villafranca (piano)
Jeff Reed (bass)
Shareef Taher (drums)
Irene Jalenti (vocals)

Art Outside with BSO Orchkids @ Druid Hill Park feat. Tim Green

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's Outreach program, titled Orchkids, is designed to nurture the future of Baltimore City Youth. The OrchKids jazz band (aka The OKJB founded in winter of 2013) is a performance ensemble devoted to teaching young, and often beginner, musicians how to appreciate and present standard jazz repertoire. Under the direction of performing artist Russell Kirk the OKJB focuses on developing the fundamental skills of improvisation and interpreting rhythms associated with various styles of music ranging from jazz to pop. Today the OKJB will be joined by guest artist, and Baltimore native, Tim Green. BSA graduate and Thelonious Monk competition finalist Tim Green is an active jazz sideman whom often performs with his own quintet. His most recent touring engagement has been with pop singer Michael Buble. When Tim is not traveling the globe he's at home, here in Baltimore, with his wife and baby boy.

Jazz Way 6004

May 16th will be a very special event in which 2014 Baker Artist Award winner Todd Marcus will debut his new CD, Blues for Tahrir. This is Jazzway’s first outdoor concert and Todd’s orchestra will perform two sets from 7:00 -9:30 pm. The concert is funded in part, through a generous grant from the Maryland State Arts Council. Tickets are available on-line now on the website.
Marcus, the Baltimore bass clarinetist and composer has presented his jazz for over 10 years and along the way received accolades including the $25,000 Baker prize, selections as a rising star by national jazz magazine Downbeat in its 2014 and 2013 annual critics poll, and an NPR pick for one of the top 10 albums of 2012.
Todd Marcus - bass clarinet (Baltimore)
Greg Tardy - tenor sax (Tennessee)
Brent Birckhead - flute/alto sax (NY)
Russell Kirk - alto sax (Baltimore)
Alex Norris - trumpet (New York)
Jim McFalls - trombone (New York)
Elio Villafranca - piano (New York/Cuba)
Kris Funn - bass (Washington, DC)
Shareef Taher - drums (Baltimore)
Jon Seligman - percussion (Baltimore)
Irene Jalenti - vocal (Italy)

Bohemian Caverns

The band returns to Bohemian Caverns where it last played in January 2014 before recording it's current album. Hear the music live and pick up a copy of the new album.

Todd Marcus (bass clarinet)
Gregory Tardy (tenor)
Brent Birckhead (flute/alto)
Russell Kirk (alto)
Jim McFalls (trombone)
Kenny Rittenhouse (trumpet)
Elio Villafranca (piano)
Kris Funn (bass)
Shareef Taher (drums)
Irene Jalenti (vocals)

Chris’ Jazz Café w/TMJO

The band begins a five day east coast tour with a show at Chris' Jazz Café featuring special guest Ralph Bowen on tenor saxophone.

Todd Marcus (bass clarinet)
Ralph Bowen (tenor)
Brent Birckhead (flute/alto)
Russell Kirk (alto)
Darius Christian Jones Jones (trombone)
Josh Lawrence (trumpet)
Elio Villafranca (piano)
Jeff Reed (bass)
Shareef Taher (drums)
Irene Jalenti (vocals)

Soulful Symphony @ The Meyerhoff

Soulful Symphony, under the direction of Darin Atwater and in association with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, will present a free concert for Protest, Hope, Healing and Common Ground as part of the #OneBaltimore initiative on May 10 at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall.

As a peaceful, musical response to the death of Freddie Gray and recent civil unrest, the program will include a mix of spirituals, gospel hymns and protest songs. In announcing the performance, Soulful Symphony founder and artistic director Darin Atwater said, "There are moments in history that call forth the gifts that we have been given. This is that moment!" #OneBaltimore is an initiative led by many civic and faith leaders to heal and unite the community members of Baltimore in the wake of conflict.

March 2015

w/ Sly 45 @ The Tin Roof power plant live

Vintage Rock to Modern Pop

January 2015

Russell Kirk & The Path Live @ The Mid-Manhattan Jazz Festival

Featuring:
Helen Sung-Piano
Kevin Clark-Guitar
Ed Howard-Bass
Clarence Penn-Drums

November 2014

Institute of Musical Traditions w/TMJO

Todd Marcus Jazz Orchestra with Greg Tardy (tenor), Russell Kirk (alto sax), Brent Birckhead (flute & alto sax), Alex Norris (trumpet), Darius Jones (trombone), Helen Sung (piano), Tom Baldwin (bass), Eric Kennedy (drums), Irene Jalenti (vocals), Jon Seligman (percussion)

Somethin' Jazz Club w/TMJO

Todd Marcus Jazz Orchestra with Greg Tardy (tenor), Russell Kirk (alto sax), Brent Birckhead (flute & alto sax), Alex Norris (trumpet), Darius Jones (trombone), Helen Sung (piano), Tom Baldwin (bass), Eric Kennedy (drums), Irene Jalenti (vocals)

1st Congregational Church w/TMJO

Todd Marcus Jazz Orchestra with Greg Tardy (tenor), Russell Kirk (alto sax), Brent Birckhead (flute & alto sax), Alex Norris (trumpet), Darius Jones (trombone), Helen Sung (piano), Tom Baldwin (bass), Eric Kennedy (drums), Irene Jalenti (vocals)

October 2014

An Die Musik Live w/TMJO

Todd Marcus Jazz Orchestra with Greg Tardy (tenor), Russell Kirk (alto sax), Brent Birckhead (flute & alto sax), Alex Norris (trumpet), Darius Jones (trombone), Helen Sung (piano), Tom Baldwin (bass), Eric Kennedy (drums), Irene Jalenti (vocals)

Russell Kirk & The Path Live at Carroll Community College

Featuring:
Kevin Clark-Guitar
Blake Meister-Bass
Byung Kang-Drums

The Path Live @ Rehoboth Jazz Festival

Featuring:
Kevin Clark-Guitar
Blake Meister-Bass
Byung Kang-Drums

The Path Live @ Rehoboth Jazz Festival

Featuring:
Kevin Clark-Guitar
Blake Meister-Bass
Byung Kang-Drums

The Path Live @ Rehoboth Jazz Festival

The Path featuring:
Kevin Clark-Guitar
Blake Miester-Bass
Byung Kang-Drums

September 2014

BSO Gala Feat. Marcus Roberts & Jason Marsalis

On the heels of the 200th birthday of our national anthem, join us for a special Gala concert showcasing quintessential American music, artists and Maryland's musical roots. Copland's Lincoln Portrait and Old American Songs are brought to life through narration by Center Stage's visionary Artistic Director Kwame Kwei-Armah and the soaring harmonies of the Morgan State University Choir, Grofe's Ode to the Star-Spangled Banner will be brought back to the stage for the first performance in 80 years. The evening wouldn't be complete without a performance of Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue and a special appearance by the BSO OrchKids and the Baltimore Symphony Youth Orchestra!

Chestertown Jazz Festival

The Todd Marcus Jazz Orchestra makes its debut at the beautiful Chestertown Jazz Festival on the banks of the Chester River. The outdoor festival runs rain or shine from noon to 6pm and features multiple artists, food & drinks, all under an elegant tent as sailboats pass by. Performers include Marcus (bass clarinet), Greg Tardy (tenor), Russell Kirk (alto sax), Brent Birckhead (flute & alto sax), Alex Norris (trumpet), Darent Polk (trombone), Helen Sung (piano), Tom Baldwin (bass), and Eric Kennedy (drums)

Caton Castle

The Todd Marcus Jazz Orchestra follows its show earlier in the day at the Chestertown Jazz Festival by traveling north to Baltimore for an evening performance at the Caton Castle, the city's last real jazz club. The show features Marcus (bass clarinet), Greg Tardy (tenor), Russell Kirk (alto sax), Brent Birckhead (flute & alto sax), Alex Norris (trumpet), Darent Polk (trombone), Helen Sung (piano), Tom Baldwin (bass), and Eric Kennedy (drums)

July 2014

Blues Alley w/Marianne Matheny-Katz

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Artscape

Orchkids Jazz Ensemble

June 2014

Russell Kirk & The Path Live at Tour Dem Parks. Hon!

We will be performing at the finish line for the annual bike ride that takes locals and visitors through Baltimore’s parks and neighborhoods for a close-up view of regional parks like Carroll, Patterson, Clifton and Druid Hill, as well as some quietly tucked away gems. Proceeds support Baltimore's parks, environment, friends and cycling groups.

May 2014

Jazzway 6004 Marianne Matheny-Katz CD Release

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 Warren Wolf on vibes.

Carnegie Hall

Creative workshop with Cuban born woodwind virtuoso and multi-Grammy winning artist Paquito D' Rivera.

March 2014

Shriver Hall

"Creative Connections" A week long workshop will conclude with a concert that Bmore Magazine dubbed "Concert of the Year" last year. Music created by folks from Peabody Conservatory, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, OrchKids, New England Conservatory, GuildHall, and lots more.

February 2014

The Iridium

Trumpeter/Film Composer Dontae Winslow brings his soulful & unique blend of Jazz Music that borrows from sensibilities of blues, hip-hop, and classic jazz standards. Dontae tours with Justin Timberlake & The TNKids on the 20/20 Experience World Tour and performs songs from his latest CD entitled “Enter the Dynasty“.

As a duo Winslowdynasty incorporates Dontae on trumpet/raps, and his wife Mashica Winslow sings in styles that infuse classical, gospel, and R&B. Dontae Winslow & WinslowDynasty celebrate a hot new CD featuring guest artists Chick Corea, Ahmir “Questlove" Thompson, Roy Hargrove, Antonio Hart, and Dennis Chambers.

CD’s will be available for purchase at $10, admission is $20 and includes a raffle to win 2 free tix to the 20/20 experience at Madison Square Garden, February 19, 2014.

January 2014

Chamber Music America Conference

Performance with the Todd Marcus Jazz Orchestra

North East Tour and Recording Project wth The Todd Marcus Jazz Orchestra

Stay tuned for more details on venues

December 2013

Russell Kirk & The Path @ The Lighting of The Monument

A classic Baltimore tradition, the Annual Lighting of the Washington Monument.
Join us inside for the after party at the Peabody Court Hotel Penthouse.

October 2013

Russell Kirk & The Path perform at the 5th Annual Gala for Catholic Schools

Archbishop William E. Lori will be joined by over 700 supporters of Catholic education at the 5th annual Archdiocese of Baltimore Gala Saturday, October 19, at 6 p.m. at the Baltimore Waterfront Marriott. The event is expected to raise $800,000 in tuition assistance for students attending Catholic schools.
Begun in 2009, the Gala has raised more than $3 million for Catholic school students. Since 1995, the Partners in Excellence scholarship program, which raises money from businesses and philanthropic organizations to provide scholarships to students from low-income families in Baltimore City, has provided 23,500 scholarships totaling more than $25 million since its inception.

Jazzway 6004 With Brazilian Guitarist Rick Udler

Jazzway 6004 welcomes the Brazilian guitarist for his only scheduled Baltimore/DC appearance during his US CD release tour.
Rick Udler-Guitar
Bruno Lucini-percussion
Kathleen Kolman - Vocals
Russell Kirk- Alto Saxophone

An Die Musik LIVE

Blake Meister Quartet feat.
Russell Kirk-Saxophone
Kevin Clark-Guitar
Eric Kennedy-Drums
Blake Meister-Bass

Russell Kirk & The Path Live @ Wyndows over Mt. Vernon

The Wyndham Peabody Court Hotel continues the "First Thurday" concerts. Although WTMD has packed it in for the fall/winter the penthouse is open for business.
Russell Kirk - Saxophone
Alan Ferber - Trombone
Kevin Clark - Guitar
Mike Kuhl - Drums
Blake Meister - Bass

September 2013

Jazz On The Waterfront with Gary Bartz and Todd Marcus

Associated Black Charities and the Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park Museum are proud to present their Jazz on the Waterfront concert and fundraiser, a great opportunity to drink wine while enjoying authentic jazz music on a (hopefully) sunny afternoon. The concert will be featuring Grammy Award winner Gary Bartz, The Curtis Brothers, Chelsey Green and The Green Project amd Todd Marcus.

WTMD first Thursdays After Party

Russell Kirk & The Path @ The Peabody Court Hotel Penthouse.
Keep the FREE music going and join us for the official WTMD after Party. All are welcome.

July 2013

Russell Kirk & The Path @ The Cornelia Street Cafe

About the venue:
Cornelia St. Cafe was voted:
Top Five Jazz Venues in NYC, jazz venue of the year 2008
-All About Jazz NY
100 great jazz clubs of the world
-Downbeat Mag.
Feat:
Kevin Clark - Guitar
Ed Howard - Bass
Johnathan Blake - Drums

Russell Kirk & The Path Groove on Grove St.

Russell Kirk and The Path @ The PATH
Groove on Grove is an outdoor music series that takes place outside the Grove Street PATH station. The event is run by www.JCDOWNTOWN.com.
Kevin Clark - Guitar
Ed Howard - Bass
Lee Pearson - Drums
Grove St PATH Plaza (Grove/Newark) 201-547-3554 Barrier-free Family-friendly
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Artscape with the American Studio Orchestra

"The Path" will be featured with the American Studio Orchestra which blends a palette of virtuoso musicians, composers, film-makers, videographers, photographers, painters, sculptors, dancers and aerialists to create an exciting adventure for all of your senses. this concert will feature music from local and international composers.

June 2013

Russell Kirk & The Path Live @ The ShapeShifter Lab

Brooklyn Summer Jazz festival and the renowned shapeshifter Lab (owned and operated by world class bassist Matt Garrison) Present Russell Kirk and Greg Osby double bill.
Featuring:
Kevin Clark-Guitar
Ed Howard-Bass
Clarence Penn-Drums

Father's Day Concert with the Todd Marcus Jazz Orch.

This will be our third annual fathers day celebration featuring:
Todd Marcus Jazz Orchestra with Gary Thomas (tenor sax), Russell Kirk (alto sax), Brent Birkhead (flute & alto sax), Alex Norris (trumpet), Alan Ferber (trombone), Alex Brown (piano), Jeff Reed (bass), Eric Kennedy (drums)

Russell Kirk & The Path Live at Tour Dem Parks. Hon!

We will be performing at the finish line for the annual bike ride that takes locals and visitors through Baltimore’s parks and neighborhoods for a close-up view of regional parks like Carroll, Patterson, Clifton and Druid Hill, as well as some quietly tucked away gems. Proceeds support Baltimore's parks, environment, friends and cycling groups.

Russell Kirk & The Path Groove on Grove St.

Russell Kirk and The Path @ The PATH
Groove on Grove is an outdoor music series that takes place outside the Grove Street PATH station. The event is run by www.JCDOWNTOWN.com.
Kevin Clark - Guitar
Ed Howard - Bass
Lee Pearson - Drums

WTMD first Thursdays After Party

Russell Kirk & The Path @ The Peabody Court Hotel Penthouse.
Keep the FREE music going and join us for the official WTMD after Party. All are welcome.
Kevin Clark - Guitar
Jeff Reed - Bass
Warren Wolf - Drums

May 2013

w/Dontae Winslow @ Eubie Blake National Jazz Institute and Cultural Center

Todd Simon 10piece CD release Party

Alex Norris, trumpet
Tom Williams, trumpet/flugelhorn
Russell Kirk, alto sax
Matt Stuver, tenor sax/flute
Colin Renick, bari sax/bass clarinet
Russell Sharp, trombone
Corey Wallace, trombone
Todd Simon, piano
Blake Meister, bass
Joe McCarthy, drums
Infectious Latin jazz grooves, cool fusion, raucous swing, a contemplative ballad and even some soul-thumping reggae - it's all here in this outstanding collection of original music arranged for 7 horns and a powerhouse rhythm section. Simon Says is Todd Simon's debut as a leader, and what a sparkling debut it is. He assembled a ten-piece band comprised of top-notch players from the Baltimore area as well as some talented colleagues from the U.S. Naval Academy Band to perform his collection of original music. The style and energy they brought to this recording resulted in a stellar performance that will delight casual listeners and devoted jazz fans alike.
Advance Tickets: $12/$5 full-time students with id
Tickets at the door: $15/$10 full-time students with id

WTMD first Thursdays After Party

Russell Kirk & The Path @ The Peabody Court Hotel Penthouse.
Keep the FREE music going and join us for the official WTMD after Party. All are welcome.
Kevin Clark-Guitar
Jeff Reed-Bass
Eric Kennedy-Drums

April 2013

Kevin Clark's Graduate Recital @ The Peabody Institute

Original music by:
Kevin Clark
Gary Thomas
Russell Kirk
Featuring:
Jeff Reed Bass
Eric Kennedy Drums
Kevin Clark Guitar
Russell Kirk alto saxophone

Russell Kirk & The Path Live at The D.C. Jazz Loft

Ruseell Kirk & The Path will perform new music from the recent release.
This performance will feature:
Russell Kirk-Alto Saxophone
Kevin Clark-Guitar
Jeff Reed-Bass
Billy Williams-Drums

March 2013

Towson University Center for the Arts Recital Hall

Todd Marcus Jazz Orchestra with Russell Kirk (alto sax), Brent Birckhead (flute & alto sax), Elijah Balbed (tenor), Alex Norris (trumpet), Alan Ferber (trombone), Xavier Davis (piano), Jeff Reed (bass), Eric Kennedy (drums), Jon Seligman (percussion), Irene Jalenti (vocals)

February 2013

Russell Kirk & The Path Live at An die Musik

Russell Kirk and the Path Featuring:
Kevin Clark-Guitar
Mike Pope-Bass
Lee Pearson-Drums
Micah Smith-Vocals

January 2013

The Kennedy Center Millennium Stage w/Todd Marcus Jazz Orch

Visit The URL- Streaming Live-Todd Marcus Jazz Orchestra with Lyle Link (tenor), Russell Kirk (alto sax), Brent Birckhead (flute & alto sax), Alex Norris (trumpet), Darent Polk (trombone), Xavier Davis (piano), Jeff Reed (bass), Warren Wolf (drums)

December 2012

Live @ An Die Musik w/ The Todd Marcus Jazz Orchestra

Todd Marcus - bass clarinet
Lyle Link - tenor
Tim Green - alto sax & flute
Russell Kirk - alto sax
Alex Norris - trumpet
Alan Ferber - trombone
Alan Blackman - piano
Jeff Reed- bass
Eric Kennedy - drums
Featuring special guest: Marianne Solivan - vocals

The Todd Marcus Jazz Orchestra is an emerging nonet ensemble composed of six horns, piano, bass, and drums. The ensemble is unique for being led by Marcus’ bass clarinet, a rarely used instrument in straight-ahead jazz. It is featured as a lead solo and ensemble horn in the ensemble rather than the more traditional roles it tends to have as a textural woodwind double or as an avant-garde capacity.

Russell Kirk & The Path Live at Wyndows over Mt. Vernon Wyndham Peabody Court

Featuring:
Kevin Clark-Guitar
Jon Biaz-Drums
Mike Pope-Bass
Join us in celebrating the monument lighting at Mt Vernon Square.
$35 per Guest and $14 for Children Under 10
Includes Two Drink Tickets Per Guest
A Portion of the Proceeds will Benefit the Ronald McDonald House

Featured soloist with the Piedmont Orchestra

Start your Holidays off on the right foot...with your toes tapping and swinging to the Big Band sounds of the PSO! This season we are presenting your Holiday favorites in a Swing format, with specially arranged charts by Pete Jacobs. These sizzling charts will have you dancing in the aisles, and wanting more! We are pleased to offer TWO performances of this concert. So grab your guy or gal, and come on down to the PSO for a swinging great time!




November 2012

Temptations Benefit Concert at The Chimes

Other acts performing include The Pointer Sisters, Little Anthony & the Imperials

Featured soloist with the American Studio Orchestra

American Studio Orchestra blends a palette of virtuoso musicians, composers, film-makers, videographers, photographers, painters, sculptors, dancers and aerialists to create an exciting adventure for all of your senses.

October 2012

Russell Kirk & The Path. Live at Carroll Community College

featuring music from the new release titled "The Path to Journal Square"
Performance located @ The Theatre in the Scott Center
$5 general admission
free for seniors and students

September 2012

Russell Kirk & The Path Live at Wyndows over Mt. Vernon Wyndham Peabody Court

Lee Pearson- Drums
Kevin Clark- Guitar

July 2012

Artscape with Dontae Winslow and the Winslow Dynasty

Featured soloist with the American Studio Orchestra

American Studio Orchestra blends a palette of virtuoso musicians, composers, film-makers, videographers, photographers, painters, sculptors, dancers and aerialists to create an exciting adventure for all of your senses. this concert will feature music from local and international composers.

June 2012

Russell Kirk & The Path Live at Tour Dem Parks. Hon!

We will be performing at the finish line for the annual bike ride that takes locals and visitors through Baltimore’s parks and neighborhoods for a close-up view of regional parks like Carroll, Patterson, Clifton and Druid Hill, as well as some quietly tucked away gems. Proceeds support Baltimore's parks, environment, friends and cycling groups.

CapitalBop presents the Todd Marcus Jazz Orchestra

Don't miss the first of three amazing nights in CapitalBop's D.C. Jazz Loft Series at the DC Jazz Festival. Bass clarinetist, composer and big band leader Todd Marcus brings his prestigious, exploratory nine-piece ensemble to the Dunes, a multipurpose creative space and art gallery in Columbia Heights. Marcus is joined on the bill by Christie Dashiell, the talented vocalist who wowed millions last year as the leading light of Afro Blue, the Howard University a capella ensemble that nearly prevailed on NBC's The Sing-Off. All ages are welcome.

May 2012

Peabody Jazz Studies Department 10th Anniversary Concert

The Peabody Institute announces a concert celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Jazz Studies Department. On Wednesday, May 2, the Peabody Improvisation and Multimedia Ensemble will present an evening of music by Gary Thomas in Peabody's East Hall.

Special guest faculty and alumni performers include Alan Ferber, trombone; Russell Kirk, alto sax; Blake Meister, bass; Gabrielle Murphy, alto sax; Alex Norris, trumpet; Todd Simon, piano; Ian Sims, tenor sax; Raul Sööt, tenor sax; and Jacob Yoffee, tenor sax.

March 2012

CD Release featuring Terri Lyne Carrington, Sonya Kitchell, Adam Rogers, Aruan Ortiz and Ed Howard

Johns Hopkins University will host the official CD release party of my Debut album for indie label "Inner Circle Music". This is a one night only special performance that has been two years in the making and will feature original music by myself Sonya and Terri Lyne. I feel honored to share the stage with these amazing musicians in hopes to present to you, in a live performance setting, the magic that was created during the making of "The Path To Journal Square"
The Johns Hopkins Club is located on the grounds of The Johns Hopkins University Homewood Campus at 3400 North Charles Street in Baltimore, Maryland.
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February 2012

The Temptations Live at Weinberg Center For the Arts

With a career that spans five-decades, The Temptations are one of the greatest musical groups of all time! See this legendary Motown quintet perform in an intimate setting.

December 2011

Todd Marcus Jazz Orch. Feat. Xavier Davis Live @ Andi Musik

We’ll be featuring pianist Xavier Davis whose work includes performances and recordings with Freddie Hubbard, Betty Carter, Abbey Lincoln, Joe Lovano, Donald Byrd, Tom Harrell, Regina Carter, Gary Bartz, Nat Adderley, Nicholas Payton, Billy Hart, Stefon Harris, and many others.

This performance is in partnership with Contemporary Arts Inc. which will be giving gifts at intermission to the first 20 people to purchase their tickets either online or in person.

February 2011

Temptations and Four Tops tour

Motown Icons The Temptations and Four Tops perform a night of true classics. Backed by a 10-piece horn section and four-piece band the show is bound to be a blast. I look forward to finally playing this music with the real deal!!

January 2011

Jazz Education Network Conference

Buffet Crampon in collaboration with Inner Circle Music Presents a showcase of artists featuring myself and fellow Buffet performing artist and INM recording artists, Lauren Sevian and Jacob Yoffee. more info TBA

October 2010

A Soulful Weekend in Baltimore including Soulful Symphony 10th Anniversary Concert

The weekend of soul starts out with a Jazz performance with LA Trumpeter Dontae Winslow at the Wine Celler Jazz and Supper club Thursday at 7. Then a Friday show @The BMA featuring myself and Gary Thomas 6pm. The Highlight of the festivities is a Saturday performance with the Soulful Symphony at The Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall at 7:30pm. Then to close out the soulful weekend a Sunday brunch at the Fresh Food Cafe located on JHU Homewood campus 10am-2pm. Don't Miss!
-Wine Cellar is located on 110 Water Street 21202 410.986.4445 -Gertrudes @ The BMA is 10 Art Museum Drive, 21218 410.889.3399 http://www.johnshields.com/restaurant/rest/gertrudes.html -The Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall is located at 1212 Cathedral st 21201 www.bsomusic.org/ -Fresh Food cafe is located on the Hopkins Homewood Campus at 3400 North Charles Street 21218 http://www.campusdish.com/en-US/CSE/JohnsHopkinsUniv/Locations/FreshFoodCafe.htm
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July 2010

The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts/ Family Theater

This July I will be a guest clinician at a Jazz camp in Washington DC. The camp, in affiliation with Julliard and sponsored by the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Washington gives young musicians an opportunity to study and perform Jazz.

June 2010

USO Tour with Jenny Boyle

This will be my second trip to Qatar with singer songwriter Jenny Boyle. Our two-week tour will conclude with a 4th of July celebration concert. Check out Jenny’s site at www.jennyboyle.net

St. Peter Claver Church (1547 Fremont Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21217).

The performance will feature a rare Baltimore appearance by tenor saxophonist Gary Thomas who is a veteran of bands by Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, McCoy Tyner, and Jack DeJohnette, as well as the Director of Jazz Studies at Peabody Conservatory.