Second Wednesdays: Jazz at the Kramer

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Second Wednesdays: Jazz at the Kramer

Experience a FREE evening of jazz music on the second Wednesday of each month at the Betty Mae Kramer Gallery and Music Room!

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Betty Mae Kramer Gallery - Silver Spring Civic Center 1 Veterans Place Silver Spring, MD 20910

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Second Wednesdays: Jazz at the Kramer

September 14, 2022

6:00-8:00pm

FREE

Join us at the Betty Mae Kramer Gallery & Music Room on the second Wednesday of each month for an evening of jazz! This month's artists feature vocalist Sharón Clark and pianist Chris Grasso.

Admission is FREE but advanced registration is required due to limited capacity.

Jazz at the Kramer is presented by Paul Carr's Jazz Academy of Music in partnership with the Arts & Humanities Council of Montgomery County and curated by Paul Carr.

** Masks are required for all guests, regardless of vaccination status. Food and beverages are not permitted in the gallery. **

September Musicians

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Sharón Clark

Washington, D.C. standout Sharón Clark has brought festival and concert audiences to their feet across the globe. Her New York run drew raves from the NY Times and the Wall Street Journal, and she won New York’s Bistro Award for Best Vocalist. Ms. Clark has made countless international tours, from Europe to Israel to Russia, where she has developed a major following. Ms. Clark won the Gold Medal and $10,000 top prize at the Savannah Music Festival’s American Traditions Competition. She then took first place in the Billie Holiday Vocal Competition, which offers a $2,500 prize along with a featured appearance with the Baltimore Symphony.

For her most recent recording, “Soulful Serenity,” Ms. Clark teams up with long-time collaborator Paul Carr on tenor saxophone, along with Bruce Barth and Chris Grasso (piano), Herman Burney and Michael Bowie (bass), and Lewis Nash (drums). Her previous release, “Do it Again — My Tribute to Shirley Horn,” drew raves and is on its third printing.

Learn more about Sharón.

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Chris Grasso

Chris Grasso is a Washington, D.C.-based jazz pianist who specializes in working with vocalists. Chris has performed with Gene Bertoncini, Keter Betts, Carmen Bradford, Kenny Garrett, Allan Harris, Nicole Henry, Buck Hill, Marlon and Stephanie Jordan, Lewis Nash, Nicki Parrott, Ken Peplowski, Houston Person, Bucky Pizzarelli, Chuck Redd, Joshua Redman, Avery Sharpe, Janis Siegel, Suede, Denise Thimes, Frank Vignola, Bobby Watson, Cassandra Wilson, Matt Wilson and more. He has appeared at leading venues including Jazz at Lincoln Center, Birdland, the Kennedy Center, Blues Alley, Bohemian Caverns, the Iridium, and the Music Center at Strathmore, as well as festivals in the U.S. and overseas.

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Chris serves as Music Director for D.C.’s most in-demand jazz singer, the incomparable Sharón Clark. They have appeared together on many stages, from the National Mall to the Kennedy Center, and have received rave reviews from the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and JazzTimes.

Learn more about Chris.

** Masks are required for all guests, regardless of vaccination status. Food and beverages are not permitted in the gallery. **

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