Vocalist Tony Z’s New Album: Standing Ovations

Vocalist Tony Ziesat explains that his latest album, with pianist Stef Scaggiari, is titled Standing Ovations! because its nine songs “have struck a resonant chord in audiences during my live performances over the years.” Many of those performances took place at Germano’s, the Little Italy restaurant which often featured jazz and which, like so many others, did not survive the Covid pandemic. | Read more>> Read more

The Paul Carr Quintet with Vanessa Rubin at The Caton Castle

On April 30, 2022, the Caton Castle presented the Paul Carr Quintet, featuring vocalist Vanessa Rubin. The personnel included Paul Carr on tenor and soprano sax, Allyn Johnson on piano, Michael Bowie on acoustic bass, and Chris Latona on drums. Rubin’s reputation as a top-notch jazz vocalist preceded her, and the winsome lady did not disappoint. | Read more>> Read more

Vocalist Mariah Bonner – Born to Perform

The Baltimore jazz community was clearly thrilled to have Mariah Bonner back in her native city, judging from the audience turnout and enthusiasm at Keystone Korner for her April 13 event, “Yours in Song.” The diversity of her repertoire demonstrated the richness of her worldly travels and acquired skills, delighting fans with a creative and eclectic set list. | Read more>> Read more