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Celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month with BJA

Saturday, April 21st, 2018, join the Baltimore Jazz Alliance and The Royal Theater and Community Heritage Corporation in a celebration of Jazz Appreciation Month, featuring Baltimore jazz artists Spice and the Audrey Haskins Quartet. This FREE concert will be held at The Avenue Bakery’s beautiful outdoor performance space on historic Pennsylvania Ave in Baltimore, and will also feature food and drink, a raffle with great prizes, and BJA’s own Musical Instrument Petting Zoo, a chance for young children to learn about and experience the instruments of jazz. | Read more>>

Big Band of the Week – Columbia Big Band

In 2015 many members of the Columbia Concert Band wanted to play jazz, but Columbia Jazz Band was full, so they created Columbia Big Band and affiliated it with the aforementioned concert band. Columbia Big Band has since been directed by Robert Miller and managed by Tom Drake. | Read more>>

Building the Jazz Audience

— by Bob Jacobson — Wanting to hear some Dixieland music, which seems to be in short supply in the Baltimore area, I went on Sunday, February 25th at 5 p.m. to hear the Starvation Army Band at An die Musik. | Read more>>

Big Band of the Week – Blues in the Night Orchestra

Like many jazz bands, the Blues in the Night Orchestra is dedicated to the memory of a beloved bandleader. That leader was Richard Rice, the saxophonist who started the band in 2010 and passed away from cancer in 2013. In November of 2014, trumpeter Tom Walsh and conductor Tom Crawford re-started the band in Rice’s honor, rehearsing in a garage in Bel Air. | Read more>>
Benefit Concert in Support of the Dorsey Family

Benefit Concert in Support of the Dorsey Family

Join Contemporary Arts Inc., CA-FAM III, Inc./Be Mo Jazz, Eubie Blake Center, Baltimore Jazz House, Inc., B Sharp Summer Music Academy, and the Baltimore Jazz Alliance for special benefit concert in support of the Dorsey family, who experienced a devastating fire in January. | Read more>>