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>>
BJA FOUNDER BARRY GLASSMAN LEAVING BALTIMORE
–By Bob Jacobson & Ian Rashkin Most retirees who leave Baltimore head for warmer climes. BJA founder Barry Glassman, who recently shocked many with news of his impending move, is no exception. But Barry will not be moving to Florida or Arizona. | Read more>>
STARR'S JAZZ JAM WELCOMES SINGERS
—By Liz Fixsen Surely many a jazz singer first coming to a jam session has experienced something like this exchange: “Can I sign up to sing a couple of songs?” “We don’t have a microphone.” “I brought my own.” “We don’t have an extra amplifier jack.” “I brought an amp.” “We don’t play in non-standard keys.” “I brought charts.” “We don’t use charts.” There are some jams that might as well just post a sign, “No Singers Allowed.” Others are fairly welcoming, although it’s clear that the band would far rather be jamming on “Witch Hunt” or “Isotope” than on “Pennies from Heaven,” and eyeballs roll if you step up to the mic and start crooning, “My Funny Valentine” or, God forbid, “Summertime.” But 30 miles from downtown Baltimore, in the heart of historic Annapolis, you’ll find Starr’s Jazz Jam. | Read more>>
HOMEslyce Jazz Jam’s Second Anniversary
, —by Bob Jacobson Two years ago in February, clarinetist/bandleader Todd Marcus brought his many years of experience with jam sessions to a new venue, HOMEslyce, at 336 N. Charles Street in downtown Baltimore’s Mt. Vernon neighborhood. Marcus had previously led jam sessions across the street at Copra and at Tyson’s, near Fells Point. | Read more>>
We’re pleased to announce we are now accepting submissions for artists to be included in the 2017 Baltimore Jazz Fest, to be held on September 16th. Click below for more information. Submissions accepted until May 15th only! Artist Submission Form | Read more>>