NEW (and not-so-new) JAZZ VENUES IN BALTIMORE

NEW (and not-so-new) JAZZ VENUES IN BALTIMORE

Baltimore is blessed with a long list of venues providing live jazz of all types, as can be seen from the jazz calendar and on our web page, “Where’s the jazz?” But new venues are turning up all the time. And some old venues aren’t as well-known as they should be. | Read more>>

Baltimore Jazz Fest Canceled

It is with much regret that we announce the cancellation of the Baltimore Jazz Fest 2017. Many factors went into this decision — including, of course, the difficulty in obtaining funds. BJA was committed to making this a free event, and also one that paid fair wages to its performers; as you probably know, we are an all-volunteer organization with limited time, and ultimately we had to make the decision that while it may have been possible to continue to cut corners and present a smaller and more community-based event, it just did not seem to a good use of our limited time. | Read more>>
Baltimore Center Stage present "Jazz"

Center Stage presents Jazz

By Ian Rashkin and Rená Sweetwine Ian: If you’re noticing signs and posters advertising Jazz at Center Stage, you might be wondering how this new play — based on the book by Toni Morrison — related to you as a music lover. | Read more>>
BJA CELEBRATES JAZZ APPRECIATION MONTH APRIL 20

BJA CELEBRATES JAZZ APPRECIATION MONTH APRIL 20

The Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance is continuing its 15th Anniversary celebration with a Happy Hour in partnership with the Baltimore Jazz Alliance at the Pete Rawlings Conservatory. Come enjoy drinks and light fare with GBCA members and friends as we continue to celebrate the artists and organizations who help elevate our community. | Read more>>
BJA FOUNDER BARRY GLASSMAN LEAVING BALTIMORE

BJA FOUNDER BARRY GLASSMAN LEAVING BALTIMORE

–By Bob Jacobson & Ian Rashkin Most retirees who leave Baltimore head for warmer climes. BJA founder Barry Glassman, who recently shocked many with news of his impending move, is no exception. But Barry will not be moving to Florida or Arizona. | Read more>>