BALTIMORE JAZZ COMPOSERS SHOWCASE - LISTEN

BALTIMORE JAZZ COMPOSERS SHOWCASE – LISTEN

Tim Andrulonis – Saxophone Tim Andrulonis’s composition, “Let’s See” was one of ten original jazz compositions performed at the Baltimore Jazz Composers Showcase on Sept. 29, 2013. With its Latins rhythms, the piece evokes visions of bright colors in a lush, sunlight tropical garden, with a smooth and silky horn duo over the contained but forceful percussion groove. | Read more>>

LYLE LINK REMEMBERS BUTCH WARREN

In October, saxophonist Lyle Link posted a very thoughtful and meaningful remembrance of bassist Butch Warren, who died October 5th, 2013 in Silver Spring, Maryland. The post was published on October 10th in CapitalBop.com. Read it here. Lyle tells the story about first meeting Butch when playing at a jam session at Twins in DC, and about the valuable lessons he learned from Butch that night and later. | Read more>>
BALTIMORE JAZZ COMPOSERS SHOWCASE - PHIL RAVITA - LISTEN

BALTIMORE JAZZ COMPOSERS SHOWCASE – PHIL RAVITA – LISTEN

Bassist Phil Ravita, composer of “Sepia” Audio track: “Sepia” by Phil Ravita Phil Ravita‘s tune “Sepia” was commissioned by the BJA for the Baltimore Jazz Composers’ Showcase and performed by the showcase band at Loyola University on September 29, 2013. Phil says that the inspiration for the tune came to him while he was stuck in traffic downtown; he sang it into his cellphone. | Read more>>
BALTIMORE JAZZ COMPOSERS SHOWCASE - BRIAN SMITH - LISTEN

BALTIMORE JAZZ COMPOSERS SHOWCASE – BRIAN SMITH – LISTEN

Brian Smith, Piano Brian Smith: “Different Spaces, Different Places” On Sunday September 29th, ten compositions by ten Baltimore-area jazz composers were played by an ensemble of Baltimore-area jazz musicians at Loyola’s McManus Theater. The event was sponsored by the Baltimore Jazz Alliance, which awarded four of the composers a commission for creation of a brand-new jazz composition. | Read more>>