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The Hemingway Room at Little Havana: A Jazzy Inner Harbor Secret

Don’t judge a book by its cover. That sage advice applies to Little Havana, a transformed warehouse at 1325 Key Highway that began in 1997 as a Cuban-themed restaurant and has evolved into a Federal Hill landmark. It’s a near neighbor to the Baltimore Museum of Industry and features an outdoor dining option that looks out over the Inner Harbor. | Read more>> Read More
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A Musical Walk through Baltimore’s Jazz History with the John Lamkin II Quintet

Trumpeter John Lamkin II led a smoking hot band at Caton Castle on Saturday April 15th with Michael Hairston on tenor, Bob Butta on piano, Mike Graham Jr. on bass, and Jesse Moody on drums.  This tight, energetic ensemble played an electrifying program that included a number of Lamkin’s originals that took us on a journey down the memory lane of Baltimore’s jazz history. | Read more>> Read More
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Brandon Woody’s Upendo Gives a Stirring Summer Concert

Sponsored by the Baltimore Jazz Alliance, No Pix After Dark, and Hamilton-Lauraville Main Street as part of its Second Saturdays concert series (June through September), the outdoor show at The Lot, 4500 Harford Road on August 13 by trumpeter Brandon Woody’s band UPENDO was a respite to a community hard hit by a severe thunderstorm the prior weekend. | Read more>> Read More
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The Paul Carr Quintet with Vanessa Rubin at The Caton Castle

On April 30, 2022, the Caton Castle presented the Paul Carr Quintet, featuring vocalist Vanessa Rubin. The personnel included Paul Carr on tenor and soprano sax, Allyn Johnson on piano, Michael Bowie on acoustic bass, and Chris Latona on drums. Rubin’s reputation as a top-notch jazz vocalist preceded her, and the winsome lady did not disappoint. | Read more>> Read More