JAZZ SHOWS AT ARTSCAPE 2016
After several years in which little or no real jazz was featured at Artscape, the BJA is pleased that this year’s event includes a number of jazz performances in a range of genres, including straight-head, Latin, gypsy jazz, funk and fusion, and experimental. | Read more>>
ARTSCAPE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR BJA BOOTH
BJA needs volunteers to staff our booth at Artscape. This is our biggest outreach activity of the year. Volunteers reach out to the public to tell them how they can find the jazz in the Baltimore area, also to interest jazz fans in BJA — recruiting new members and selling merchandise (CDs, hats). | Read more>>
Video: Interview with Nathan East
BJA board member “Bassman” speaks with bass man Nathan East about his self titled album, courtesy of WEAA. | Read more>>
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
Baltimore 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>>