Marianne Matheny-Katz

Past Dates

Sunday, May 14th, 2017

The Ella Songbooks - 5:00 PM
409 Charles St
Baltimore, MD 21202
Price: $17.00/advance $20/door $10/students

The Ella Songbooks at An Die Musik

In honor of the 100th anniversary of Ella Fitzgerald’s birth, Marianne Matheny-Katz presents a special Mother’s Day performance drawing on Ella’s songbook material.  At the height of her career, Ella recorded over a dozen songbook discs, paying tribute to Cole Porter, Duke Ellington, Rogers & Hart, The Gershwins, Harold Arlen, Jerome Kern and others.  These recording contain some of the most beloved and recognizable material of Ella’s career.  Marianne Matheny-Katz – vocals, Craig Alston-saxophones, Alan Blackman-piano, Max Murray-bass, Frank Russo-drums and Matvei Sigalov- guitar.

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Sunday, March 26th, 2017

Jazz at O’Callaghan’s - O’Callaghan Annapolis Hotel
Marianne Matheny-Katz-Rebirth of the Cool-Jazz at O’Callaghan’sJazz at O’Callaghan’s - 7:00-9:30
174 West St
Annapolis, MD 21401
Price: $25




 Rebirth of the Cool, a program featuring cool jazz tunes from 1959 through the 1960’s.


Marianne Matheny-Katz - vocals

Craig Alston - saxophones

Tom Baldwin - bass

Vince Evans - keyboards

Eric Kennedy - drums


The late WEAA radio host John Tegler said, ""Marianne Matheny-Katz’s new CD, Somewhere in Paradise, comes as close to being perfect as any I have heard!"  


Vocalist, Marianne Matheny-Katz presents “Rebirth of the Cool” at The O’Callaghan Annapolis Hotel in a concert hosted by Annapolis impresario Elana Byrd. One of Baltimore’s most accomplished singers, Matheny-Katz has performed in the Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival, New Jersey Jazz Festival, Patterson Park concerts, Artscape, Blues Alley, the Eubie Blake Center, Germano’s, The Carlyle Club and many other venues.  Her 2014 CD Somewhere in Paradise received significant national airplay and critical praise. She is co-founder of Jazzway 6004, named by DownBeat as one of the finest house concert venues in the country.

Rebirth of the Cool!

1959 was arguably the most creative year in all of jazz history and it ushered in an era of cool jazz through the 1960’s, with many contributions during that period considered to be jazz classics. Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Charles Mingus, Ornette Coleman and Dave Brubeck all released highly influential jazz albums in 1959 and in the period following that year. These artists, along with others, including Horace Silver, Cannonball Adderley, Dizzy Gillespie, and Antônio Carlos Jobim dominated the jazz sound of this period. In addition, jazz infused pop from composers like Burt Bacharach entered the scene with tunes that would become jazz standards of the future. The program explores the contributions of these artists and music of this period of jazz.

For more information about the jazz series call Ms. Byrd at 410-269-0777.


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Friday, May 27th, 2016

The Joni Chronicles - An Die Musik
The Joni Chronicles - 8:00 PM & 9:30 PM
409 N Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Price: $17 advance/ $20 door / $10 students



Popular multi-instrumentalist, composer and bandleader, Craig Alston presents his 5 year Joni Mitchell project collaboration with jazz vocalist Marianne Matheny-Katz, which explores the jazz side of Joni Mitchell with jazz renderings of many of her most popular tunes.  Mitchell began her career as a solo folk singer/songwriter and evolved into an internationally respected jazz and pop musician and composer.

The complexities of Joni Mitchell’s melodies and lyrics drew many of the world’s greatest jazz musicians to collaborate and perform with her. The short list includes icons Herbie Hancock, Charles Mingus, Jaco Pastorius, Pat Metheny, and Wayne Shorter. This concert shows why jazz lovers are huge Joni Mitchell fans! New and longtime fans will be delighted! Hear hip new arrangements of tunes such as "Help Me," "Free Man in Paris," "Bother Sides Now," "Edith and the Kingpin, "Black Crow," and "Dry Cleaner from Des Moines." Most of the arrangements have been set by Alan Blackman and others are band collaborations.  Don't miss this unforgettable performance!


Craig Alston – saxophone & woodwinds

Marianne Matheny-Katz - vocals

Alan Blackman - piano

Eric Kennedy - drums

Michael Raitzyk - guitar

Max Murray - bass

An Die Musik – Friday, May 27th

Shows at 8:00 PM and 9:30 PM

Tickets: $ 17 advance / $ 20 door / $10 students

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Saturday, December 12th, 2015

Jazzway 6004
Craig Alston's Jazz for the Holidays! - 8 PM
6004 Hollins Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21210
Price: $38/general - $18/students


Craig Alston - saxophones

Warren Wolf - vibraphone

Vince Evans - piano

Tom Baldwin  - bass

Eric Kennedy - drums 

and featuringl vocalists:
Marianne Matheny-Katz
L'Tanya Mari
Integriti Reeves

Friday, October 2nd, 2015

Marianne Matheny-Katz Live At Montpelier! - 8 PM
9652 Muirkirk Road
Laurel, MD 20708
Price: $25/person; 10% discount for Montpelier members & seniors

Saturday, October 11th, 2014

Bossa Nova n BeBop Sisters - Kathleen Kolman and Marianne Matheny-Katz at the Lilypad - 8:00 PM
1353 Cambridge St,
Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 955-7729


John Funkhouser, piano/ musical director
Mark Poniatowski, bass
Les Harris, Jr, drums
Jerry Sabatini, trumpet
Rick DiMuzio, tenor, alto, clarinet
Marianne Matheny-Katz, vocals

Kathleen Kolman, vocals

Friday, September 26th, 2014

CD release for Somewhere In Paradise - 8:00 PM
3134 Eastern Ave,
Baltimore, MD 21224
(410) 276-1651
Price: $22/general, $18/CA and BJA members

Marianne Matheny-Katz-vocals
Craig Alston-tenor saxophone
Vince Evans-piano
Eric Kennedy- drums
Tim Green- alto saxophone
Todd Marcus -clarinet, bass clarinet
Alex Norris- trumpet
Eric Wheeler- bass

Saturday, August 16th, 2014

CD release for Somewhere In Paradise - 7:30 PM
300 S. High Street,
Baltimore, MD 21202
(410) 752-4515

Marianne Matheny-Katz-vocals
Craig Alston-tenor saxophone
Vince Evans-piano
John Lamkin III- drums
Todd Marcus -clarinet, bass clarinet
Michael Bowie- bass

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

CD release for Somewhere In Paradise - 8:00 PM
1073 Wisconsin Ave. NW,
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 337-4141

Marianne Matheny-Katz-vocals
Craig Alston-tenor saxophone
Vince Evans-piano
Eric Kennedy- drums
Russell Kirk-  alto saxophone
Todd Marcus -clarinet, bass clarinet
Alex Norris- trumpet
Eric Wheeler- bass
Warren Wolf- vibraphone

Sunday, May 18th, 2014

Vocal Summit - 4:00 PM
The Grand Historic Venue, 225 N Charles St,
Baltimore, MD 21201
(443) 573-8444

Sheila Ford
Eartha Lamkin
Marianne Matheny-Katz
and Earl Wilson
John Lamkin II –trumpet
Romier Mendez-bass
John Lamkim III- drums
Mark Meadows-piano

Saturday, May 17th, 2014

CD release for Somewhere In Paradise - 8 PM
6004 Hollins Ave,
Baltimore, MD 21210
(410) 952-4528

Marianne Matheny-Katz-vocals
Craig Alston-tenor saxophone
Vince Evans-piano
Eric Kennedy- drums
Russell Kirk- alto saxophone
Todd Marcus-clarinet, bass clarinet
Alex Norris- trumpet
Eric Wheeler-bass
and just added Warren Wolf - vibes