SAX MASTER HOUSTON PERSON AT EUBIE BLAKE CENTER SEPT. 22

by Rusty Hassan. Houston Person’s Big Beautiful Sound Houston Person is certainly carrying on the tradition of the big tenor sound created by his early influences Illinois Jacquet and Gene Ammons. Although he has recorded prolifically and traveled extensively, he still, as the cliché goes, deserves wider recognition. | Read more>> Read more

BJA BIG BAND KEEPS TRADITIONS ALIVE

By: Chris Taylor. As John Tegler of WEAA introduced the Baltimore Jazz Alliance Big Band, he painted a portrait of the group’s break from the traditional size and shape etched by Don Redman and Fletcher Henderson. Bursting at the seams, the BJA Big Band had stacked its reeds and trombones, augmenting the standard for a diversified wall of sound. | Read more>> Read more

BALTIMORE COMPOSERS’ SHOWCASE – FREE ADMISSION

SEPT. 29, 2013 – FREE CONCERT at Loyola University’s McManus Theater. The BJA Quintet, led by Dr. Anthony Villa, will perform original works by four Baltimore jazz composers who won commissions to write new compositions expressly for this performance. The four composers are Todd Butler, Ian Sims, Ethan Helm, and Nico Sarbanes. | Read more>> Read more