HANK LEVY BAND AT AN DIE MUSIK - FEB 28
[The concert previously scheduled for Jan. 24th was snowed out and is rescheduled for 5:00 p.m.,FEB. 28] As reported January 5th in the Baltimore Sun, Downbeat Magazine has just named An die Musik as one of the 193 best jazz venues in the world, along with Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club, and four venues in Washington, D.C. | 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>>
MAJOR BOYD, BALTIMORE SAXOPHONIST
One of Baltimore’s jazz stalwarts, saxophonist Major Boyd, passed away on January 9 at the age of 68. He was a well-known figure in the Baltimore Jazz scene, often performing at Caton Castle with organist Greg Hatza and with the Michael Raitzyk Trio. | Read more>>
"JAZZ LIVES!" - A FAREWELL MESSAGE FROM MARK OSTEEN
After serving as a founding member and president of the BJA for 12 years, Mark Osteen is stepping down to pursue other projects. Below, he gives a brief history of the organization, lists some of its accomplishments, and offers recommendations for its future direction. | Read more>>
THREE NEW JAZZ VENUES FOR BALTIMORE
In last month’s issue of the BJA newsletter, Ken Avis asked if Baltimore can become a “Music City” like Austin, Nashville, New Orleans, and Berlin. He lamented the lack of coordination among arts-related organizations and the lack of a jazz festival in Baltimore (in contrast to neighboring Washington DC, Philadelphia, and Cape May), and pointed with distress about the fact that Baltimore’s premier annual arts event, Artscape, no longer gives prominence to jazz. | Read more>>