Joel Michael-Schwartz

Mandolin, mandolin family

Baltimore, MD
9 Played at 9 groupmuses!

Joel Michael-Schwartz

Mandolin, mandolin family

About

I am an eclectic, curious mandolinist, composer, and strings specialist. I studied mandolin and composition at Goucher College, and have studied with mandolin greats Don Steirnberg and David Evans. I perform in a wide variety of genres, from classical to funk, and from flamenco to jazz. This eclecticism informs my performances and my composing. I have a particular focus on the art of solo and small group performance, which has led me to focus on non-traditional chamber music. I work as a performing musician and teacher in Baltimore, spreading the love of music, and striving to bring passion, artistry, and good humor to all my artistic endeavors.

Music

-Classical with a focus on Italian mandolin repertoire and world music:
L.v. Beethoveen, Carlo Munier, Raffaele Calace, J.S. Bach, Brian Israel, Astor Piazzolla, G.P. Telemann
-Jazz (swing, bebop, and latin)
-Celtic
-Americana/Bluegrass

Videos

Audio

Del Cante Jondo

Gracious

Hazel

Just Friends

Take the A Train

Ensemble profiles

Past groupmuses (9)

  • The Third Charm Trio in Shaw

    Friday, Feb 21, 2020 7:30 PM EST

    • Neighborhood: Shaw, Washington DC
    • Composers: Piazzolla, Bach, Haydn, Michael-Schwartz
    • Instruments: Mandolin, Cello, Bass
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened over 4 years ago

  • Evening of Mandolin and more

    Saturday, Jun 22, 2019 7:30 PM EDT

    • Neighborhood: King Farm
    • Composers: Tarrega, Telemann, Munier, Piazzolla
    • Instruments: Mandolin-Guitar Duo
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened almost 5 years ago

  • Glen Neighborhood Groupmuse

    Sunday, Mar 17, 2019 7:30 PM EDT

    • Neighborhood: Glen, Baltimore
    • Composers: Tarrega, Johnson, Munier, Piazzolla
    • Instruments: Mandolin and guitar
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened about 5 years ago

  • Chamber Music for Thanksgiving Orphans

    Saturday, Nov 24, 2018 7:30 PM EST

    • Neighborhood: Shaw, Washington DC
    • Composers: Tarrega, Telemann, Munier, Piazzolla
    • Instruments: Mandolin and guitar
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened over 5 years ago

  • Groupmusing on the Hill!

    Friday, Nov 9, 2018 7:30 PM EST

    • Neighborhood: Northeast Washington, Washington
    • Composers: Tarrega, Telemann, Munier, Piazzolla
    • Instruments: Mandolin and guitar
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened over 5 years ago

  • Sunset Strings

    Sunday, Oct 21, 2018 6:00 PM EDT

    • Neighborhood: Rosemont, Alexandria
    • Composers: Tarrega, Telemann, Munier, Piazzolla
    • Instruments: Mandolin and guitar
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened over 5 years ago

  • Outdoors

    A new season- fall party rebirth

    Thursday, Oct 11, 2018 7:30 PM EDT

    • Neighborhood: Northwest Washington, Washington
    • Composers: Calace, Munier, Bach, Michael-Schwartz
    • Instruments: Mandolin family solo
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened over 5 years ago

  • A different kind of string duo in Shaw

    Sunday, Aug 19, 2018 7:00 PM EDT

    • Neighborhood: Shaw, Washington DC
    • Composers: Tarrega, Telemann, Munier, Piazzolla
    • Instruments: Mandolin and guitar
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened almost 6 years ago

  • Outdoors

    Concert on the Lawn

    Saturday, Jul 21, 2018 6:00 PM EDT

    • Neighborhood: Wiltondale
    • Composers: Tarrega, Telemann, Munier, Piazzolla
    • Instruments: Mandolin and Guitar
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened almost 6 years ago