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>>
"Robo-Dial" by Paul Faatz Composer Paul Faatz was nominated for the 2014 Baker Awards for his composition, “Robo-Dial” performed by the BJA Big Band in 2014.
Music copyright 2013, Paul Faatz. Photos copyright 2013, Kris Faatz. All rights reserved.
Under the direction of founder, Anthony Villa, the Baltimore Jazz Alliance performs the original jazz music of Baltimore area composers. | Read more>>
–by Ian Rashkin | Read more>>. If you never made it down to Bobby’s Jazz Club, unfortunately you’re not alone. But many of you did. To me it was one of the gems of the Baltimore jazz scene: a small corner walkup on an industrial block of Pigtown, down behind the Ravens’ stadium.
–by Michael Raitzyk | Read more>>. On Sunday, April 27th, the Baltimore Chamber Jazz Society (BCJS) finished out their 23rd season with the Roni Ben-Hur Sextet at Towson University’s Center for the Arts. Band members included Victor Lewis on drums, Santi Debriano on bass, George Cables on piano, Steve Wilson on alto sax and flute, Freddie Hendrix on trumpet, and Roni Ben-Hur on guitar.
BJA Members, Friends, and all Baltimore Jazz Lovers are invited to a webcast of a live jazz concert at New York City’s Lincoln Center on Friday, June 6th, 2014, beginning 7pm., at Jubilee Arts in the Harris-Marcus Center, 1947 Pennsylvania Avenue in Baltimore. | Read more>>