MOTOR HOUSE- NEW JAZZ VENUE IN BALTIMORE
A New Jazz Venue for Baltimore, by Liz Fixsen In the December 2015 issue of the BJA newsletter, Ken Avis asked if Baltimore can become a “Music City” like Austin, Nashville, New Orleans, and Berlin. He commented on the lack of coordination among arts-related organizations and the lack of a jazz festival in Baltimore (in contrast to neighboring Washington, Philadelphia, and Cape May), and pointed to the fact that Baltimore’s premier annual arts event, Artscape, no longer gives prominence to jazz. | Read more>>
ANTONIO SANCHEZ and MIGRATION
Drummer Antonio Sanchez. Credit: Leo Howard Lubow, lubowphotography.comBaltimore Chamber Jazz Society presents Antonio Sanchez and Migration, Sunday March 6, 2016 By Wes Crawford He soared from the clouds, twisting and turning while bending the environment to his will. Seemingly omniscient, he was a hero to all and existed to uplift spirits, bring hope, and save lives from mediocrity. | Read more>>
THE SESSION at SIGN OF THE TIMES
Trumpeter Clarence Ward. Photo courtesy of: Reuben “Dubscience” Greene, Dubscience Photography The Session: Monday Nights at Sign of the Times, by Ian Rashkin There are a lot of jam sessions going on in and around Baltimore these days, and that’s a great thing. | Read more>>
Baltimore Sun Feature: Michael Joseph Harris and Django Jazz Fest
Here’s a great article from the Baltimore Sun about BJA member Michael Joseph Harris and this weekend’s Charm City Django Jazz Fest: http://www.baltimoresun.com/entertainment/music/midnight-sun-blog/bal-django-jazz-fest-ultrafaux-creative-alliance-2016-story.html | Read more>>
Video: Trumpeter Terence Blanchard with The Bassman
Grammy Award winning Trumpeter Terence Blanchard stops by the studios of WEAA/ Cool Jazz Countdown to sit down with The Bassman to talk about his new CD, Breathless. | Read more>>