–by Rhonda Robinson | Read more>>
Baltimore’s jazz treasure, vocalist Ruby Glover, was the headliner at the Creative Alliance at the Patterson on an unseasonably warm Friday, October 19th, 2007. That evening, she sang two songs and then collapsed with a stroke, beginning her transition into jazz history at the age of 77.
“P and C”
Bill Murray was one of ten Baltimore jazz composers whose original compositions were featured in the Baltimore Jazz Composers Showcase, Sept. 29, 2013 at Loyola University. Murray’s composition “P & C” began with a question: what would happen if you played two melodies against one another? | Read more>>
–by Marianne Matheny-Katz | Read more>>
Kristin Callahan’s new CD One Magic Day takes its title from the lyrics of “Nature Boy,” one of the featured songs on her disc: And then one day / One magic day he passed my way / And while we spoke of many things, fools and kings / This he said to me / “The greatest thing you’ll ever learn / Is just to love and be loved in return.”
The title seems appropriate, as this is a very romantic collection of fourteen songs that speak of deep emotion (especially love) and the magic of everyday experience, all presented in Callahan’s clear, soothing voice and straightforward style.
With snow piled up everywhere, it’s hard to imagine that steamy July will ever come. But planning starts early for Artscape, July 18-20. If you have never been booked for Artscape and want to perform, applications may be submitted online up to 4pm, March 17th, with a $15 fee, and you must audition at “Sound Off Live!” April 10 or 11 at Metro Gallery. | Read more>>
Baltimore jazz fans have stepped forward to support a new documentary project about the history of jazz in Baltimore, “from the days of Billie Holiday and Pennsylvania Ave all the way through to the present.” The title is “Tell Me More –and Then Some.” The project was funded through Kickstarter. | Read more>>