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Keystone Korner Baltimore Updates Schedule, Announces Ticketing Policies

Keystone Korner Baltimore Set to Open
April 30 on International Jazz Day
Additional Headline Performances
Added to Already Impressive Schedule
As previously announced, NEA Jazz Master Todd Barkan and Michelin-starred chef Robert Wiedmaier are set to relaunch Keystone Korner, the legendary San Francisco (and later) Tokyo club that set the standard for jazz performance in the ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s. The venture marks the first large-scale jazz club in the region since the demise of the beloved Ethel’s Place and Blues Alley Baltimore in the late ’80s.
The impresario, a NEA Jazz Master and the former programming director of Dizzy’s Club at Jazz at Lincoln Center, and the chef, proprietor of 11 restaurants in Washington, D.C., Virginia, Maryland, and New Jersey, will be bringing together world-class music and top-flight cuisine in Baltimore’s booming Harbor East.
Set to open on April 30 with the Ron Carter Trio, coinciding with International Jazz Day and Carter’s 82nd birthday, Keystone Korner is actively adding more performances to their already impressive schedule. Most recently added include Mike LeDonne Groover Quartet featuring Eric Alexander, Buster Williams, and Joe Farnsworth, as well as the Janis Siegel Trio with John di Martino, and the Todd Marcus Quintet.
Already on the schedule over the coming months, the venue will host some of jazz’s most recognized and important artists, including Kenny Garrett, Duduka Da Fonseca, Joey DeFrancesco, The Cookers, Sean Jones, Kenny Barron, Steve Turre, Rene Marie, Gary Bartz, Monty Alexander, Christian McBride, and more. A full schedule is included below.
Ticket prices range from $15 to $45 with performances at 7:00PM and 9:00PM Sunday through Thursday, and at 7:30PM and 9:30PM on Fridays and Saturdays. There are two seating options for each performance: premium seating is closest to the stage with the most direct views of the live performances, and general admission seating is farther from the stage but with the same excellent sound.
Barkan is committed to dynamic pricing for the room, which will hold upwards of 200 patrons. He said he plans to keep ticket prices competitive — and setting aside affordable seats at every performance for students — will make this art form he has committed his life to available to as many people as possible.
Upcoming Performance Schedule
** indicates newly added performances
April 30 – May 2 | Ron Carter Trio w. Russell Malone and Donald Vega
May 3 – 5 | Kenny Garrett Sextet
May 6 & 7 | Samba Jazz & Tom Jobim — Duduka Da Fonseca-Maucha Adnet Quintet
w. Billy Drewes, Helio Alves, and Martin Wind
May 8 | Bill Charlap (solo)
May 9 | Bill Charlap & Jon Faddis
May 10 & 11 | Joey DeFrancesco Quartet
May 15 – 19 | The Cookers w. Billy Harper, Donald Harrison,
David Weiss, George Cables, Cecil McBee, and Billy Hart
May 21 | Matthew Whitaker
May 22 – 26 | Cyrus Chestnut w. Buster Williams and Lenny White
(special guest Antonio Hart from May 24 – 26 only)
May 28 & 29 | DOUBLE BILL: Raul Midón & Sean Jones “Dizzy Spellz”
May 30 – June 2 | Kenny Barron Quartet w. Regina Carter,
Kiyoshi Kitagawa, and Justin Faulkner
** June 4 | Todd Marcus Quintet
** June 5 | Mike LeDonne’s Groover Quartet w. Eric Alexander,
Buster Williams, and Joe Farnsworth
June 6 – 9 | Steve Turre Sextet w. James Carter & Vincent Herring
“Bright Moments — The Music of Rahsaan Roland Kirk”
June 14 – 16 | John Pizzarelli — Centennially Yours, Celebrating Nat King Cole
June 20 – 23 | Freddy Cole Quartet w. Lionel Cole
** June 25 – 26 | Janis Siegel Trio w. John DiMartino
June 27 – 30 | René Marie Quartet