Events for Christiana Drapkin

Date/Time: Thursday, January 30 2020, 7:00 PM to 8:15 PM
Location: Safety Harbor Library, 101 2nd Street N., Safety Harbor, FL 34695.
Description: "Music, She Wrote" is the motto of our Jazz quartet performance. We honor the women composers and lyricists, the songwriters in the music business, from Dorothy Fields and Anne Ronnell who wrote so many show tunes and movie tunes, to Annie Ross with her dizzying vocalese hipness of "Twisted," to the queen of scat improvisation, the great Ella Fitzgerald, of course. Many more, and we'll bring you as many as we can fit into one program. I'm so thrilled to come back on my annual Florida music tour, and present a special program for the energetic audience members at the busy Safety Harbor Public Library. We've had a packed house again last year, and I can't begin to tell you how happy that all makes us. Great reunion for our band, the hottest group around: La Lucha! Christiana Drapkin sings, John O'Leary is on keys, Alejandro Arenas on bass, and Mark Feinman on drums. Come early, bring your friends, and let's have a ball. DOORS OPEN at 6:30 p.m., open seating. $15 donation to benefit the library. SHOW STARTS at 7:00 p.m.
Telephone: 727-724-1525
Date/Time: Sunday, February 09 2020, 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Location: Beans in the Belfry, 122 W Potomac Street, Brunswick, MD.
Description: Christiana & Friends bring you a swinging Sunday morning! Mark Lysher on bass, and Bruce Fransen on sax & flute will be joining me again. And we're having special guest, Pete Chauvette on vibraphone. Wow, bring the whole family, make your reservations for your party ahead of time. Of, if it's just you, curl up in one of the comfy lounge chairs, order some hearty brunch fare, warm your fingers while holding that mug of hot cocoa. Aaaah, we'll celebrate the dead of winter hibernation with some swinging Jazz Standards, Bebop lines, romantic Ballads. Don't sit home alone. We'll be glad you're hanging out with us.
Telephone: 301-843-7178
Date/Time: Tuesday, March 10 2020, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Location: Friendship Club Kensington, St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 10401 Armory Ave., Kensington, MD 20895.
Description: Swing Into Spring! Christiana pairs us with pianist Robert Redd. We'll bring you a lively program of Jazz Standards, Great American Song Book selections, Duke Ellington repertoire, and more. This is part of the monthly seniors luncheon. Contact the church to find out more about their community programs, and how to volunteer.
Date/Time: Saturday, March 14 2020, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Location: Olney Library, 3500 Olney Laytonsville Rd, Olney, MD 20832.
Description: "Music, She Wrote" is the motto of our Jazz trio performance. Christiana sings, Harry Appelman is on piano, and Anita Thomas on bass. We honor the women composers and lyricists, the songwriters in the music business, from Dorothy Fields and Anne Ronnell who wrote so many show tunes and movie tunes, to Annie Ross with her dizzying vocalese hipness of "Twisted," to the queen of scat improvisation, the great Ella Fitzgerald, of course. There are so many more unsung heroines, and we'll bring you as many of their works as we can fit into one program. Bring your students, bring the family. This is a free program underwritten by the Friends of the Olney Library. Thank you.
Telephone: 240-773-9545
Date/Time: Sunday, March 15 2020, 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Location: Beans in the Belfry, 122 W Potomac St., Brunswick, MD.
Description: Sunday Brunch at Beans with Christiana & Friends. Spring is here, let's catch some spring fever and join in nature's song. Enjoy our swinging Jazz Standards, Scat, Ballads, Bossa Nova, and more. Get a hearty brunch, and then head out for the rest of the afternoon, finding bluebells blooming along the Potomac.
Telephone: 301-843-7178
Date/Time: Thursday, March 26 2020, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Location: Holiday Park Senior Center, 3950 Ferrara Drive, Wheaton, MD.
Description: Swing Into Spring! Christiana & Friends bring you a high-energy hour of swinging Jazz Standards, show tunes from the Great American Song Book, romantic Ballads, and more.
Telephone: 240-777-4999
Date/Time: Sunday, April 12 2020, 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Location: Beans in the Belfry, 122 W Potomac St., Brunswick, MD.
Description: Christiana & Friends bring you another beautiful Sunday morning up in the countryside. Always glad to have you with us.
Telephone: 301-843-7178
Date/Time: Friday, May 08 2020, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: Walter Reed Social 60+Cafe, Walter Reed Community Center, 2909 South 16th Street, Arlington, VA 22204.
Description: Here's To Mom! Let's celebrate our mothers, or being a mother, with our cheerful and swinging songs from the Great American Song Book! Christiana Drapkin sings, thrilled to perform again with Robert Redd on piano. Find out more about the 60+ programs at the Walter Reed Community Center.
Telephone: 703-228-0955
Date/Time: Friday, May 15 2020, 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Location: Frederick Community Center, Frederick, MD.
Description: "La Vie en Rose" Vocalist Christiana Drapkin and her pianist will bring you a romantic evening if popular Standards from the Great American Song Book. And also, per special request, a lovely selection of French popular tunes, from Edith Piaf to Michel Legrand. Parlez-vous francais? Never mind. As long as you feel like a trip to the City of Lights.
Date/Time: Sunday, May 17 2020, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: Big Cork Vineyards, 4236 Main Street, Rohrersville, MD.
Description: Guitarist Mike Gellar's back in the neighborhood! Let's get together and have festive spring Sunday at Big Cork! Christiana is happy to reunite with Mike and his guitar. Designate a sober driver, pack a picnic lunch, come early, and spend a leisurely afternoon on the porch with us. Big Cork is such a beautiful place. You'll want to come back again and again.
Telephone: 301-302-8032
Date/Time: Sunday, May 31 2020, 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Location: Beans in the Belfry, 122 W. Potomac St., Brunswick, MD.
Description: Memorial Day has come and gone, and that means Summer is here! Let's celebrate some summer Samba, Bossa Nova, upbeat Blues, and flirty, lighthearted tunes from the Great American Song Book. Christiana & Friends. Have a cool lemonade, a crisp salad & sandwich. Hang out in this beautiful space where the sunlight filters through the stain-glass windows. Weekend in the country.
Telephone: 301-843-7178
Date/Time: Sunday, June 21 2020, 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Location: Beans in the Belfry, 122 W. Potomac St., Brunswick, MD.
Description: Summertime Jazz! More Standards, Bebop, Scat, Samba, and Bossa Nova with Christiana & Friends.
Telephone: 301-843-7178
Date/Time: Sunday, August 16 2020, 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Location: Beans in the Belfry, 122 W. Potomac St., Brunswick, MD.
Description: It's Too Darn Hot! So come on in and cool off a bit in this beautiful relaxing space up in the rolling hills of Maryland. Christiana Drapkin & Friends play Jazz and Standards, and we take requests. How about Something Cool?
Telephone: 301-843-7178
Date/Time: Sunday, September 13 2020, 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Location: Beans in the Belfry, 122 W. Potomac St., Brunswick, MD.
Description: OH NO! Summer vacation is over! The kids are back in school. Let's have a last hurrah before we all get way too serious. Christiana & Friends are gently swinging into the autumn season with our favorite Jazz Standards, Bebop lines, Blues, and then some. Join us for an afternoon suspended in time. You'll feel much better, I know.
Telephone: 301-843-7178
Date/Time: Saturday, September 26 2020, 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: Lovettsville, VA.
Description: The whole town turns out for the BEST OKTOBERFEST. Make it a weekend (book your B&B now), don your Lederhosen and Dirndl, start training your Wiener Dog for the races, bring the kids, bring the grandparents, bring the neighbors, too. The Lovettsville Oktoberfest is so much fun (starts the evening before). I will be there, NOT doing Jazz, but as my artistic alter-ego, Organ Grinder Lola! Together with Brother John, we're roaming the festival green, and it's such a fun time, making music on my mother's hand-crafted Drehorgel from my native Germany. -- Find out more about it all on my FB page "Organ Grinder Lola" and on my website, OrganGrinderLola.com Buy Now
Date/Time: Wednesday, October 07 2020, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: Friendship Heights Community Center, 4433 S. Park Avenue, Chevy Chase, MD.
Description: Back by popular demand: The Christiana Drapkin Jazz Duo celebrates Women Composers & Lyricists of the Great American Song Book! This is a beautiful performance space with a gorgeous grand piano. I'm so happy to be invited back again (what is this, our fourth year now?) to bring you a thoughtful and entertaining musical program that swings, too.
Date/Time: Friday, October 09 2020, 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Location: Winchester, VA.
Description: Winchester Oktoberfest! OMG krazeee! Last year was our first time that we participated in this two-day extravaganza. We had so much fun (and only one beer, Officer). Organ Grinder Lola & Brother John pull out all the stops and get going with our festival-goers. Come and mix & mingle in historic OldTown Winchester. And we do it all again the next day, starting at noon, which is great to bring the kids. Find out more on my FB page Organ Grinder Lola.
Date/Time: Wednesday, November 04 2020, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Location: Damascus Senior Center, 9701 Main Street, Damascus, MD.
Description: Goodness! Another year is racing by! I'm always invited to bring a beautiful Autumn Jazz program on occasion of their annual Thanksgiving luncheon. We'll be happy to do it again. Find out more about the variety of senior citizen services in our county. Your tax dollars at work. Good work.
Telephone: 240-777-6995
Date/Time: Sunday, November 08 2020, 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Location: Beans in the Belfry, 122 W. Potomac St., Brunswick, MD.
Description: It's gratifying to have a long-running regular gig. And I appreciate my longstanding friendship with the hardworking owners of Beans in the Belfry, who've created this venue 15 years ago, pretty much in the middle of nowhere. Fifteen years later, they're still in business and thriving. Their hospitality, and your patronage, make it so. Let's celebrate another year of being alive, recover from a bruising year of electoral politics. And let's regenerate our spirits through some live Jazz.
Telephone: 301-843-7178
Date/Time: Thursday, December 03 2020, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Location: Damascus Senior Center, 9710 Main Street, Damascus, MD.
Description: HOLIDAY JAZZ! Swing into the holiday season with us with some fun holiday tunes. For four weeks in the year, I'll turn into a jazzy Christmas Elf complete with jinglebells, do the Hannukah and Dreydl song, take you on a Sleigh Ride and will ask you "What Are You Doing NY Eve?"
Telephone: 240-777-6995
Date/Time: Sunday, December 13 2020, 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Location: Beans in the Belfry, 122 W. Potomac St., Brunswick, MD.
Description: Will we, or won't we? Yes, we'll swing some holiday tunes per special request. We'll keep it light, and otherwise let you forget about all the things that you should rather be doing. Be here with us, completely fulfilled in the Here & Now, with Gluehwein or hot cocoa, a hearty quiche or bean chili. Kick back and relax. We're glad you came.
Telephone: 301-843-7178