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>>
BJA COMPOSERS SHOWCASE - LISTEN

BJA COMPOSERS SHOWCASE – LISTEN

Saxophonist Ian Sims Audio track – Conundrum, by Ian Sims Ian Sims was one of four winners of the BJA Jazz Composers Showcase, commissioned to write a new tune– “Conundrum.” Ian explained that he usually starts a composition not so much with a concept but simply with a melody. | Read more>>