BJA to Receive $10,000 Grant from the NEA

We are thrilled to announce that Baltimore Jazz Alliance (BJA) has been approved for a $10,000 Grants for Arts Projects award from the National Endowment for the Arts to support this year’s Baltimore Jazz Fest. This project will feature a full day of live music, showcasing a variety of amazing artists from the Baltimore area, as well as activities for kids and adults alike. | Read more>> Read more

Jazz: America’s Secret Sonic Weapon. Concert May 12 at Evergreen Museum

At the height of the Cold War, the U.S. government recruited jazz icons such as Dizzy Gillespie and Duke Ellington to tour the world as cultural ambassadors and burnish America’s reputation as a beacon of multi-cultural freedom and creativity. While this projection often obscured a far more complicated reality, the tours proved incredibly effective, inspiring one reporter to dub them “America’s secret sonic weapon.” | Read more>> Read more