Saturday Morning Tunes with Dan & Claudia Zanes at WTMD
We're excited to welcome the Grammy-winning musician Dan Zanes and his wife, Claudia, for their first Saturday Morning Tunes show!
Dan and Claudia Zanes recently moved to Baltimore, and are some of the best kindie performers out there.
Dan's first album for children and adults, "Rocket Ship Beach," came out in 2000, and was an immediate hit. His albums have featured guest performances from Sheryl Crow, Suzanne Vega, Lou Reed, Aimee Mann, Dar Williams and others.
In 2007, Zanes received the Grammy Award for Best Musical Album for Children for Catch That Train! (2006) and produced a children's reggae CD with Father Goose called "Its a Bam Bam Diddly", which also features Sister Carol and Sheryl Crow.
In early 2009, Zanes' ¡Nueva York! (featuring Saturday Morning Tunes alum Sonia De Los Santos) won in The 8th Annual Independent Music Awards for Best Children's Music Album. His seventh album, "76 Trombones" was a Broadway/Showtune themed album, featuring guest vocalists Matthew Broderick, Carol Channing, and Brian Stokes Mitchell.
Doors open at 9 a.m., and the music starts at 9:30 a.m. with an opening act TBA. Dan and Claudia go live at 10 a.m. at WTMD's peformance studio, 1 Olympic Place in Towson. Admission includes coffee (for the adults) from Garrison Forest School, bicycle rides (for the kids) from Race Pace Bicycles, an instrument petting zoo from The Music Space and organic snacks.
About the performers
Newlyweds Grammy Award winner Dan Zanes and Haitian-American jazz vocalist Claudia Eliaza perform Dan’s greatest hits as well as folk and blues classics from their popular new songbook entitled Dan Zanes’ House Party!: A Family Roots Music Treasury. Concerts also include selections from their KennedyCenter commissioned folk opera, Night Train 57, which premiered in 2017.
During these highly interactive shows, the audience is invited to dance and sing along in what might be called a casual – and subversively educational – party atmosphere. The music is homespun, joyful, sophisticated, and artful. These performances appeal to audiences of all ages and the duo is well loved in school settings.
Claudia is also a board certified Music Therapist. Her background in this field has given the pair additional ways to find meaningful community connections and reach a more diverse audience.
For the past two years, Claudia and Dan have been advocating for increased accessibility in performing arts spaces through sensory friendly presentations. Also known as “relaxed” or “come as you are,” these performances create conditions that are comfortable for audience members with a wide range of needs.
Dan Zanes – vocals, guitar, mandolin, harmonica, percussion, jawharp
Claudia Eliaza – vocals, flute, trombone, percussion, guitar sometimes
About the series
Since Saturday Morning Tunes launched in January 2017, more than 8,000 different parents and kids from all across Maryland and beyond have come to one of our concerts for the whole family. We had 1,200 parents and kids at our Phish show alone!
**Family Four Packs are good for any combination of four people. Also, even though it's free for them, please be sure to reserve a spot for your under 2-year-old. so we have an accurate head count.**
Tickets are a donation to WTMD, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, and are non-refundable. By purchasing tickets, you also become a WTMD member! Proceeds from this concert help support children's programming on-air and in our community.
Saturday Morning Tunes with Dan & Claudia Zanes at WTMDSaturday, March 14, 2020 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM