Dear Maryland jazz lovers, As you’ve probably heard, Governor Hogan has ordered that all restaurants and bars in MD – along with many other businesses – must close starting this evening. Obviously that means nearly all, if not all, of the jazz events previously listed are now canceled. | Read more>>
René Ibañez and Eddie Santiago
January 30th brought the inauguration of a new series at An die Musik (AdM) — Latin Jazz Night with live music and dancing. Although there may be a thriving Latin jazz scene in Baltimore, I wouldn’t know it; apart from Latin jazz mainstay Rumba Club (featured at our first Baltimore Jazz Fest, in 2016), I have not heard of much going on in this space until recently, when percussionist Joel Santiago started a weekly series in Jessup. | Read more>>
The Joni Chronicles
The legendary singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell, now 75, is rarely performing, but she has made an indelible impression not only on her own but also on later generations. Hers is an ever-challenging oeuvre, with her innovative excursions into and mingling of genres and her probing, elliptical, wry, poetic lyrics. | Read more>>
Guitarist Jonathan Kreisberg
Baltimore Chamber Jazz Society began its 28th year (congratulations, BCJS!) on December 1st, 2019 with trombonist Steve Davis’s Correlations Sextet. Next up in their Five at Five series is guitarist Jonathan Kreisberg, appearing on Sunday, January 26th, 2020 concurrently with the release of his latest album, Jonathan Kreisberg: Capturing Spirits–JKQ Live! Kreisberg, a native of New York City, attended the University of Miami in the early ’90s. | Read more>>
Ceramic mural of Billie Holiday
In part 1 and part 2 of this series we presented jazz-themed art in and around the Pennsylvania Avenue Black Arts & Entertainment District and Billie Holiday-themed art in Upper Fells Point. Here are more pieces of jazz-themed art from other locations around Baltimore City. At the rear of Eubie Blake Cultural Center & National Jazz Institute, 847 N. | Read more>>