CD Reviews

With Their New Album “Hands Entwined,” Greg Hatza and Enayet Hossain Let Their Fingers Do the Talking

How often does anyone really think about their hands? They are such an indelible part of the human body, with so many functions, ranging from touching and grasping the objects of our everyday lives, to enhancing our communications via gestures, to artistic expressions that help us make sense of our world. | Read more>> Read More
General News

Ethel Ennis, Baltimore’s First Lady of Jazz, Featured in Exhibit at Peabody’s Sheridan Library through March 31st, 2024.

Born and raised in the Sandtown-Winchester neighborhood of Baltimore, Ethel Ennis (1932 to 2019) became known as Baltimore’s First Lady of Jazz, with a career that spanned seven decades. Early in her career, in the late 1950s and ‘60s, she recorded for major labels; toured Europe with Benny Goodman; performed onstage alongside Miles Davis, John Coltrane and Louis Armstrong; and appeared on television with Duke Ellington. | Read more>> Read More
Venue Review

New Jam Session at Keystone Korner

Besides the new concert series at Morgan State, as reported on this website in an article by Steve Everette, another of Barkan’s new undertakings is a jam session on Tuesday nights. Or perhaps it might be called a revived undertaking; the club once held a pre-COVID jam session featuring the Baltimore Jazz Collective, led by trumpeter Sean Jones. | Read more>> Read More
Venue Review

Keystone Korner, a Pillar of the Baltimore Jazz Community

In Baltimore City, Keystone Korner is operated by NEA Master Todd Barken, chef Robert Wiedmaier and their dedicated team. The venue provides an atmosphere that satisfies night lifer’s searching for fine quality of food and entertainment. Mr. Barken is dedicated to promoting jazz in Baltimore by spotlighting internationally known entertainers as well as the scores of local talents.  | Read more>> Read More