Betty Mae Kramer Gallery & Music Room
One Veterans Plaza, Silver Spring, MD 20910
Phone: 301-565-3805

The Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County (AHCMC) invites you to join us for Jazz at the Kramer! A music series in partnership with Paul Carr’s Jazz Academy of Music presenting a free evening of jazz at the Betty Mae Kramer Gallery & Music Room on the second Wednesday of every month. 

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

** Masks are encouraged for all guests, regardless of vaccination status. Outside food and beverages are not permitted in the gallery with the exception of water. **

Second Wednesdays: Jazz at the Kramer featuring Vocalist Lavenia Nesmith and Pianist Allyn Johnson

Second Wednesdays: Jazz at the Kramer featuring Bhagwan Khalsa on Bass + Eric Byrd on Piano and Chris Latona on Piano + Andrew Latona on Guitar.

Jazz at the Kramer

Event Listing

Wednesday, March 13, 2024
6 p.m. at the Betty Mae Kramer Gallery and Music Room

Join us for a night of jazz featuring pianist and drummer Chris Latona and guitarist Andrew Latona! RSVP Here!

March Musicians

Chris Latona

Chris Latona is a drummer and pianist from Silver Spring, MD. After being raised in Paul Carr’s Jazz Academy of Music from the age of 13, he attended Oberlin College and Conservatory and in 2020, earning two degrees in History and Jazz Percussion under instruction from NEA Jazz Master Billy Hart. As an Oberlin Sonny Rollins Scholar, he performed at SF Jazz in January 2020, supplementing the trip with school and community-focused performances in the Bay Area. Music has taken Chris and his brother Andrew to the US Embassy to the Vatican in 2019, to organize 2 concerts in celebration of the 35th anniversary of diplomacy between the US and Vatican City.

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Andrew Latona

Andrew Latona is a guitarist raised in Silver Spring, Maryland, where he studied with the late Paul Wingo and got experience playing at Church, Go Go spots, and Jazz clubs. He attended university at Purchase College where he studied with the late Vic Juris, and first met Jon Faddis. He graduated as Outstanding Senior, and was awarded the James Moody Scholarship. Upon graduating in 2017 he has gone on to work with Jon Faddis, Jazzmeia Horn, Julius Rodriguez Trio, and many more. He currently resides in Bed Stuy Brooklyn with his brother, Christopher Latona. Together, they co-lead their own group, The Latona Brothers, who play regularly in NYC.

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