Hot Sauce House Concerts
Welcome to Hot Sauce House Concerts
Enjoy live music and spend time with local and touring musicians at Hot Sauce House Concerts. These by-invitation concerts are held four to six times a year, featuring a variety of music, such as:
- Jazz (standards, swing, gypsy)
- Blues and R&B
- Latin & bossa nova
- Bluegrass, old-time, and roots music
- Ragtime, stride, boogie-woogie, blues, and barrelhouse piano
Friday, September 6, 2019, at 7:00 p.m.
Paul Asaro is known as one of the finest of a select group of pianists who have mastered the demanding two-handed jazz and ragtime piano styles from the first half of the 20th century. The Stride piano of James P. Johnson, Willie “The Lion” Smith and Fats Waller, the New Orleans styles of Jelly Roll Morton, the ragtime of Scott Joplin and Eubie Blake, stomps, boogie-woogie and swing, Asaro plays them all with a fine ear for detail, blending the elements into his own personal style.
In a career now spanning two decades, Paul has performed at theaters and clubs worldwide. He has performed on stage with such musical legends and luminaries as Leon Redbone, Steve Allen, Marian McPartland, Butch Thompson, Jeff Healy, and Vince Giordano. He was the featured pianist in the Obie award-winning Broadway production of “Jelly Roll! The Music and the Man,” performing solo and accompanying the show’s creator and star Vernel Bagneris.
Currently, Paul performs with the acclaimed Chicago-based classic jazz bands The Fat Babies and The Chicago Cellar Boys, which both enjoy a weekly residency at the legendary Green Mill Lounge and the Honky Tonk BBQ.
Tickets (Requested Donation Per Person)
Prepaid Online: $23 (You'll receive a special-edition Hot Sauce House Concert refrigerator magnet as a thank-you gift!)
Please note that the "Donate" button will take you to PayPal form. Log in if you have an account, or use any credit card for payment even if you don't. If you need more than one ticket, please make multiple donations for the number of tickets needed. We haven't yet figured out how to get the inserted donation button to charge multiple tickets at one go. Sorry! Also, kindly mention in the "Write a note" section of the form who the ticket(s) are for so that our prepaid guest list will be accurate. Thank you!
Pay at the Door: $25
Please note: You MUST have a reservation if you wish to come. Send Kay an email using the contact form below and she will be happy to take your reservation details well as provide our address. Thank you!
Support Local & Touring Musicians
We hold house concerts primarily to support talented musicians and foster a music community. All proceeds from these performances are given to the performers.
These events are held in the living/dining room area of our 1914 Sears house in historic Poolesville, Maryland. We can accommodate 25-35 people, depending on how many musicians are performing and if the weather permits using the side porch for seating.
Here are some of our past concerts.