— by Bob Jacobson — In 2015 many members of the Columbia Concert Band wanted to play jazz, but Columbia Jazz Band was full, so they created Columbia Big Band and affiliated it with the aforementioned concert band. Columbia Big Band has since been directed by Robert Miller and managed by Tom Drake. | Read more>>
— by Bob Jacobson — Wanting to hear some Dixieland music, which seems to be in short supply in the Baltimore area, I went on Sunday, February 25th at 5 p.m. to hear the Starvation Army Band at An die Musik. | Read more>>
— 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>>