Events for Christiana Drapkin

Date/Time: Monday, March 30 2020, 5:30 PM to 7:45 PM
Location: Catalina Craft Pizza 15930 N Oracle Road, Catalina, AZ 85739.
Description: Vocalist Christiana Drapkin has a run-out to Tucson, Arizona, to reunite with guitarist Mike Gellar for some swinging gigs again. Reservations recommended. Ask to be seated in the Pub Room. Come watch the desert in bloom, take a hike, get hungry, and come to Catalina Craft Pizza, where they have live music several nights a week.
Telephone: 520-825-0140
Date/Time: Tuesday, March 31 2020, 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Location: The Tucson Musicians Club, Tucson, AZ.
Description: Guitarist Mike Gellar has made his new home in Arizona and has hit the ground running with his live performances and collaborations with amazing musicians in the area. Vocalist Christiana Drapkin is happy to reunite with Mike for an evening of swinging Jazz Standards, Bebop, Bossa, Ballads, and more. Check back for more info shortly. We're adding a vocal - guitar workshop in the afternoon.
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. It's a special treat to have Pete Chauvette again on the vibraphone, and Mark Lysher on bass, swinging hard. This will be our Easter-egg be-bop special. Always glad to have you with us. No cover.
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 Wade Beach on piano. Open only to Virginia residents who are age 60 and better. Find out more about the 60+ programs at the Walter Reed Community Center.
Telephone: 703-228-0955
Date/Time: Tuesday, May 12 2020, 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM
Location: DCA International Airport, Washington, DC.
Description: Our Blue Jazz Group is thrilled to start up the Honor Flights season again. We welcome veterans from Lafayette, IN to our nation's capital. If you've never experienced this festive occasion, find out more on the website and register to join as a volunteer for one of these mornings (or afternoons). We welcome the military veterans, some still from WWII, most now from the Korean conflict, Vietnam War, and all the engagements around the world since then, with our swinging live Jazz quartet. Christiana Drapkin sings, Howard Leikin is on guitar, Herb Nachmann on bass, and Halley Shoenberg on saxophone. https://honorflightdca.com/
Date/Time: Wednesday, May 13 2020, 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM
Location: DCA National Airport, Washington, DC.
Description: Our Blue Jazz Group is thrilled to start up the Honor Flights season again. Today, we're greeting a group of veterans from Kansas City, MO, home of the Superbowl Champions, and of the Kansas City Royals, winners of the World Series! If you've never experienced this festive occasion, find out more on the website and register to join as a volunteer for one of these mornings (or afternoons). We welcome the military veterans, some still from WWII, most now from the Korean conflict, Vietnam War, and all the engagements around the world since then, with our swinging live Jazz quartet. Christiana Drapkin sings, Howard Leikin is on guitar, Herb Nachmann on bass, and Halley Shoenberg on saxophone. https://honorflightdca.com/
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 pianist Robert Redd will bring you a romantic evening of 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, you'll take flight with us.
Telephone: --
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: Tuesday, May 19 2020, 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Location: DCA National Airport, Washington, DC.
Description: Our Blue Jazz Group is welcoming a group of veterans on an Honor Flight from Cincinnati, OH. If you've never experienced this festive occasion, find out more on the website and register to join as a volunteer for one of these mornings (or afternoons). We welcome the military veterans, some still from WWII, most now from the Korean conflict, Vietnam War, and all the engagements around the world since then, with our swinging live Jazz quartet. Christiana Drapkin sings, Howard Leikin is on guitar, Herb Nachmann on bass, and Halley Shoenberg on saxophone. https://honorflightdca.com/
Date/Time: Wednesday, May 20 2020, 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Location: DCA National Airport, Washington, DC.
Description: Our Blue Jazz Group is welcoming another Honor Flight, this time a group of veterans from Ft. Wayne, IN. If you've never experienced this festive occasion, find out more on the website and register to join as a volunteer for one of these mornings (or afternoons). We welcome the military veterans, some still from WWII, most now from the Korean conflict, Vietnam War, and all the engagements around the world since then, with our swinging live Jazz quartet. Christiana Drapkin sings, Howard Leikin is on guitar, Herb Nachmann on bass, and Halley Shoenberg on saxophone. https://honorflightdca.com/
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: Tuesday, June 02 2020, 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Location: DCA National Airport, Washington, DC.
Description: Our Blue Jazz Group welcomes two Honor flights this morning: a plane-load of veterans from Louisville, KY, and then a group of veterans from Sioux Falls, SD. If you've never experienced this festive occasion, find out more on the website and register to join as a volunteer for one of these mornings (or afternoons). We welcome the military veterans, some still from WWII, most now from the Korean conflict, Vietnam War, and all the engagements around the world since then, with our swinging live Jazz quartet. Christiana Drapkin sings, Howard Leikin is on guitar, Herb Nachmann on bass, and Halley Shoenberg on saxophone. https://honorflightdca.com/
Date/Time: Wednesday, June 03 2020, 10:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Location: DCA National Airport, Washington, DC.
Description: Our Blue Jazz Group welcomes another Honor Flight, a group of veterans from Grand Rapids, MI. If you've never experienced this festive occasion, find out more on the website and register to join as a volunteer for one of these mornings (or afternoons). We welcome the military veterans, some still from WWII, most now from the Korean conflict, Vietnam War, and all the engagements around the world since then, with our swinging live Jazz quartet. Christiana Drapkin sings, Howard Leikin is on guitar, Herb Nachmann on bass, and Halley Shoenberg on saxophone. https://honorflightdca.com/
Date/Time: Saturday, June 06 2020, 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: City Hall, Alexandria, VA.
Description: D-Day Commemoration Celebration! We are honored and thrilled to be entertaining again at the D-Day Commemoration Celebration of the sister cities of Alexandria, VA and Caen, France. Christiana Drapkin sings American Swing tunes and some French popular chansons. Pianist Wayne Wilentz is on keys, Herb Nachmann on bass, and Halley Shoenberg on clarinet and saxophone. This is a lively, family-friendly celebration, with lots of other things going on. Check back for more info with the City of Alexandria. Make it a whole day in the historic Downtown and on the Waterfrong (and there will be plenty of parking in the nearby parking garages).
Date/Time: Monday, June 08 2020, 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Location: Blues Alley, 1073 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, Washington, DC.
Description: Jazz Birthday Blowout with vocalist Christiana Drapkin, Mike Gellar on guitar, Tommy Cecil on bass, and Anita Thomas on sax & clarinet! Happy to get together again and celebrate yet another year of music making with good friends. Join us for swinging Jazz Standards, Bebop lines, American Song Book, Samba, Bossa, and lovely Ballads. All our favorites. Blues Alley is the premier Washington Jazz Club, longest-running, and a beautiful setting for your night on the town. It's always an honor and a thrill to play here. Make your reservations now, bring all your friends, and let's celebrate. Two shows: 8 p.m. and at 10 p.m. Cover: $22, and there is a food/drink minimum of $12 per show, what a deal. Love to see you all. Buy Now
Telephone: 202-337-4141
Date/Time: Friday, June 12 2020, 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Location: MoonShadow Restaurant, 145 Bumblebee Road, McHenry, MD 21541.
Description: Vocalist Christiana Drapkin and guitarist Mike Gellar bring you a swinging evening of Jazz Standards, beautiful Bossa Nova, and romantic Ballads. Plus some Miles, Monk, Charlie Parker, Tadd Dameron... Make reservations and ask to be seated in the room near the band. Bring your friends, make it a weekend in the country!
Telephone: 240-442-5542
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: Thursday, August 06 2020, 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Location: MoonShadow Restaurant, 145 Bumblebee Road, McHenry, MD.
Description: A beautiful evening with vocalist Christiana Drapkin and guitarist Mike Gellar. Let's make it some summer Samba, Bossa Nova, light-hearted Blues, and swinging Standards. Reservations recommended. Ask to be seated in the room near the band.
Telephone: 240-442-5542
Date/Time: Friday, August 07 2020, 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Location: Sipside Lounge, 119 S. 2nd Street, Oakland, MD.
Description: This is an intimate lounge, next door to the coolest vinyl record store. Step back in time, order a Martini, and swing to some Standards from the Great American Song Book. Vocalist Christiana Drapkin and guitarist Mike Gellar will entertain you.
Telephone: 301-533-2960
Date/Time: Saturday, August 08 2020, 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Location: Gunter Hotel, 11 W. Main Street, Frostburg, MD.
Description: Spend the night in the historic Gunter Hotel in downtown Frostburg. Or at least spend the evening with us, dine in their lovely restaurant, The Toasted Goat. Guitarist Mike Gellar and vocalist Christiana Drapkin are happy to return for one more Jazz night. Make reservations, and come to our set, one the early dinner crush has died down. Up close and personal, we always have a great time with our listeners who linger and want to stay way longer than expected. Really a convivial place. And we help set the mood with our Jazz Standards, Blues, Bossa Nova, and then some.
Telephone: 240-558-9463
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