Baltimore Jazz Alliance Big Band, 2013. Photo copyright 2013 by Kris Faatz

BJA BIG BAND PREPARES NEW FALL CONCERTS | Read more>>. Under the direction of founder, Anthony Villa, the Baltimore Jazz Alliance performs the original jazz music of Baltimore area composers. Formed in 2011 under the auspices of the Baltimore Jazz Alliance and with generous support from Loyola University Maryland, the BJABB presented its first concert in September 2011.

FATHER-SON JAZZ CELEBRATION, Father’s Day 2014

By BOB JACOBSON | Read more>> – (Article from the July issue of the BJA Newsletter)
Co-emcee John Lamkin II told us that we were witnessing something that had never happened before in Baltimore. Ten musicians, ranging in age from their mid-twenties to early eighties, filled the stage at An die Musik.

MEMBER PROFILE: BRAD GUNSON

By Gail Marten | Read more>> (Article from the July 2014 issue of the BJA Newsletter)
BJA board member Brad Gunson performs with many bands both as a leader and a sideman under a spectrum of circumstances. He graduated from Arundel High School, earned a Bachelor of Music degree in Jazz and Commercial Music Performance from Towson University, and a Masters in Jazz Studies from New York University.

MARIANNE MATHENY-KATZ RELEASES NEW ALBUM

Marianne Matheny-Katz, one of Baltimore’s top jazz divas, has just released her first CD as band leader. The album is receiving significant airplay nationwide. Following is a review by John Tegler, host of the WEAA radio program, “Jazz Straight Ahead.” Matheny-Katz will be giving several CD release concerts, including Blues Alley July 30, Germano’s August 16, and Creative Alliance September 26. | Read more>>