Author: Liz Fixsen


Camay Calloway Murphy to be honored April 21

The Baltimore Renaissance Jazz Festival group is planning to honor Camay Calloway Murphy, the eldest daughter of Baltimore’s Cab Calloway, swing era jazz singer, band-leader and dancer, for her contributions to jazz music in Baltimore. The Inaugural Camay Murphy Service Award Ceremony will be held at the Forum, 4210 Primrose Avenue, Baltimore, on April 21st, 1 to 4 pm, and lunch will be served. | Read more>> Read More
General News

Ethel Ennis, Baltimore’s First Lady of Jazz, Featured in Exhibit at Peabody’s Sheridan Library through March 31st, 2024.

Born and raised in the Sandtown-Winchester neighborhood of Baltimore, Ethel Ennis (1932 to 2019) became known as Baltimore’s First Lady of Jazz, with a career that spanned seven decades. Early in her career, in the late 1950s and ‘60s, she recorded for major labels; toured Europe with Benny Goodman; performed onstage alongside Miles Davis, John Coltrane and Louis Armstrong; and appeared on television with Duke Ellington. | Read more>> Read More
Venue Review

New Jam Session at Keystone Korner

Besides the new concert series at Morgan State, as reported on this website in an article by Steve Everette, another of Barkan’s new undertakings is a jam session on Tuesday nights. Or perhaps it might be called a revived undertaking; the club once held a pre-COVID jam session featuring the Baltimore Jazz Collective, led by trumpeter Sean Jones. | Read more>> Read More