BJA in the Year of Covid-19

Summer Music Moves Goes Outside, Baltimore Jazz Conference Goes Virtual, The Calendar Stays Online, and The Beat Goes On It goes without saying that 2020 has been a very tough year, for artists struggling to make a living, for venues struggling to stay in business, and for individuals struggling to stay healthy and to stay connected in a time of social distance and stay-at-home orders. | Read more>> Read more

An die Musik Opens Up the Dance Floor for New Latin Jazz Series

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>> Read more