— by Brandon Block 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. | Read more>>
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>>
— by Brandon Block Blue Moon Big Band Celebrates 20 Swinging Years In the spring of 1998, Robert and Teresa Leonard took out a second mortgage on their home in Taneytown, MD. They needed the money because they were starting a big band, like the nineteen-piece swing bands they loved growing up, with names like Glenn Miller and Count Basie. | Read more>>
— by Bob Jacobson Formerly The Royal Knights of Jazz Orchestra, begun in 1994, The Big Band Theory of Baltimore is a non-profit that has been led by 37-year-old Melissa Zimmerman since 2014, when she took over from her father. Her big band experience began early, as a 15-year-old student of Dr. | Read more>>
— by Mitch Mirkin If you’re looking for a group that honors the classic tradition of the Big Band Era, the Bel Air Community Jazz Ensemble fits the bill. Go to a performance and you’re likely to hear evergreens such as “In the Mood” from Glenn Miller and “It Don’t Mean a Thing” from Duke Ellington. | Read more>>