ANNOUNCING BJA NIGHT -- AT A VENUE NEAR YOU!
–BY IAN RASHKIN The Baltimore Jazz Alliance has always had as its mission the support of our great jazz community-—the musicians, audiences, and venues alike–and over the years many people have come up with ideas about what we can do to further that mission. | Read more>>
NEW (and not-so-new) JAZZ VENUES IN BALTIMORE
Baltimore is blessed with a long list of venues providing live jazz of all types, as can be seen from the jazz calendar and on our web page, “Where’s the jazz?” But new venues are turning up all the time. And some old venues aren’t as well-known as they should be. | Read more>>
It is with much regret that we announce the cancellation of the Baltimore Jazz Fest 2017. Many factors went into this decision — including, of course, the difficulty in obtaining funds. BJA was committed to making this a free event, and also one that paid fair wages to its performers; as you probably know, we are an all-volunteer organization with limited time, and ultimately we had to make the decision that while it may have been possible to continue to cut corners and present a smaller and more community-based event, it just did not seem to a good use of our limited time. | Read more>>
Baltimore Center Stage present "Jazz"
By Ian Rashkin and Rená Sweetwine Ian: If you’re noticing signs and posters advertising Jazz at Center Stage, you might be wondering how this new play — based on the book by Toni Morrison — related to you as a music lover. | Read more>>
BJA CELEBRATES JAZZ APPRECIATION MONTH APRIL 20
The Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance is continuing its 15th Anniversary celebration with a Happy Hour in partnership with the Baltimore Jazz Alliance at the Pete Rawlings Conservatory. Come enjoy drinks and light fare with GBCA members and friends as we continue to celebrate the artists and organizations who help elevate our community. | Read more>>