The BJA was excited to announce in June the introduction of our new weekly email updates of current jazz events, along with a video reminder of weekly events for our followers on Facebook and Instagram. For many years we’ve collected email addresses from interested jazz fans at Artscape, at BJA events, and at other events where we’ve reached out to people who express an interest, but for years we have sent only sporadic announcements to these 2000-plus subscribers. Finally, we decided to take the extra step and prepare a weekly message, and we’re thrilled now to be able to reach a huge potential audience every week and make sure they know where to find live jazz in the Baltimore area.
Of course, we know that there is even more that is happening each week; not every artist and venue posts events on our calendar, and being an all-volunteer organization, with little extra time, we’re not always able to track down additional events. That is still true, and we strongly encourage all artists and presenters who have upcoming jazz events in the Baltimore area to please post them to our calendar. If we don’t know about the events, we can’t share them with these thousands of potential audience members! However, we recognize that not everyone will contribute; to that end, we have enlisted some additional volunteers help locate and add missing events. Our goal is to make sure that all interested people have the most complete information possible, and to get them to come out to hear more live jazz. So although we can’t make any promises—if you want to be sure to be listed, post it yourself—we will do everything possible to help.
In short, the BJA continues to do everything we can to promote jazz in and around Baltimore. We have even more new developments in store, so keep in touch at baltimorejazz.com, where you can find our online calendar, subscribe to our email list, and find links to our social media pages.