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Return of the Billie Holiday Vocal Competition

In past years, Baltimore hosted a renowned Billie Holiday Vocal Competition. While it was not one of our creations, BJA missed it so much we just had to bring it back. Vocalists, we want you to join Clarence Ward, III and his Session band (house band at The Session, Baltimore’s most storied weekly jam session) on the Soul Stage at AFRAM, home to this year’s Baltimore Jazz Fest, to have fun, show your talent, and compete for cash prizes! | Read more>> Read More

Baltimore Jazz Fest 2023 Joins AFRAM

Baltimore Jazz Alliance announces the return of their popular Father’s Day and Juneteenth event, Baltimore Jazz Fest, this year in a new format as part of Baltimore’s AFRAM, one of the largest African American festivals on the east coast. On Sunday, June 18th, Jazz Fest will come to life on AFRAM’s Soul Stage to bring some of the region’s best jazz artists to festival-goers in Druid Hill Park. | Read more>> Read More

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