BALTIMORE DISCOVERS THE SPIRI OF DJANGO –by Ken Avis. | Read more>>
A cold start to February’s Monday night Gypsy Jazz Jam didn’t prevent Baltimore’s Djangophiles from flocking to Liam Flynn’s Ale House, an atmospheric, welcoming, bare-bones pub on W. North Avenue, Baltimore. For nearly a year, under the leadership of guitarist Michael Joseph Harris, whom many will know through his band Bossalingo, the Monday night jam has been picking up accolades and winning over fans.
Friday March 21st, noted New York be-bop guitarist Joshua Breakstone will appear in Baltimore as he makes his world tour. (He tours twice each year in Japan, Europe and in the U.S.). This is a rare opportunity that should not be missed. | Read more>>
The Baltimore Jazz Alliance Big Band is ready to start its FOURTH exciting year.
This 18-piece big band had a great season last year performing at Cecil College, Carroll Community College, Stevenson University, and Loyola University Maryland. WEAA broadcast our concert for the 2nd year and has committed to doing so this year. | Read more>>
“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.