Now accepting artist submissions for Baltimore Jazz Fest 2017!

We’re pleased to announce we are now accepting submissions for artists to be included in the 2017 Baltimore Jazz Fest, to be held on September 16th. Click below for more information. Submissions accepted until May 15th only! Artist Submission Form | Read more>>

BJA President’s Report 2017

What does jazz mean to you? Why do you love it… to play, to listen to, to see in action? I guess for every one of us there’s a different answer, probably many different answers; some relish the intellectual complexity, others the abstract freedom, or the bluesy soul. | Read more>>
Kris Funn and Eric Kenned

Reflections on the first Baltimore Jazz Fest

The first Baltimore Jazz Fest, presented in Druid Hill Park by the Baltimore Jazz Alliance, in partnership with the Baltimore City Department of Recreation and Parks, has come and gone, and I’m pretty sure that all those who were there will agree that it was a magical day. | Read more>>


In spite of much effort to keep this Station North watering hole open, Liam Flynn’s Ale House has closed, with no plans to relocate. See this January 4 article in the Baltimore Sun: liam-flynns-ale-house-closes-baltimore-station-north. Sadly, the closing of Liam Flynn’s leaves four different music jams without a home. | Read more>>

Video: Bassman interview with Eric Krasno

BJA Board member Marcellus “Bassman” Shepard chats with Grammy award winning guitarist and vocalist Eric Krasno – courtesy of WEAA. | Read more>>