Ceramic mural of Billie Holiday

Jazz in Baltimore’s Public Art (part 3)

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. | Read more>>
Sankofa

Jazz in Baltimore’s Public Art (part 1)

Baltimore City has hundreds of murals, with local and world renowned jazz figures appearing in dozens of them. As you will see in this three-part series, jazz is also represented in other forms of the city’s public art. One of the two major clusters of jazz-themed public art is the newly-designated Pennsylvania Avenue Black Arts and Entertainment District. | Read more>>
Hotel Paradise Roof Garden Orchestra

Review: Hotel Paradise Roof Garden Orchestra, Sept. 9, 2018

Picture this—a band of twelve musicians decked out in white busboy jackets with red carnations and a female singer in 1920s flapper-style dress, necklace and headband. Aside from the typical jazz band instrumentation of saxes, brass, piano and drums, the band features banjo, tuba and violin. | Read more>>

Big Band of the Week – Touch of Class

Today’s installment is the last in our 33-part Big Band of the Week series. Who would have thought at the outset that there were so many big bands in the Baltimore metro area or such a wide variety? if you haven’t read previous profiles we encourage you to do so; and to check out some of the area’s big bands as you see them listed on our calendar. | Read more>>