Events

Events

Kudos to Barbara Grubbs, Supporter of the Arts

[Photo by Efrain Ribeiro] On July 1st, 2023, the weather was overcast and threatening thunderstorms. Nonetheless, Todd Marcus was able to gather more than two hundred people to the Harris-Marcus Center in the Black Arts District, 1947 Pennsylvania Ave, Baltimore. The Baltimore Jazz Alliance was one of the sponsors of the event. | Read more>> Read More
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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
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Jazz: America’s Secret Sonic Weapon. Concert May 12 at Evergreen Museum

At the height of the Cold War, the U.S. government recruited jazz icons such as Dizzy Gillespie and Duke Ellington to tour the world as cultural ambassadors and burnish America’s reputation as a beacon of multi-cultural freedom and creativity. While this projection often obscured a far more complicated reality, the tours proved incredibly effective, inspiring one reporter to dub them “America’s secret sonic weapon.” | Read more>> Read More
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Flutist Andrea Brachfeld with Worthy Brothers Feb. 18

For the past several years bassist and saxophonist Eric Worthy has been one of the most active jam session players in town. Aside from using jam sessions to “practice and play around with things I’m working on that would be too risky for a ‘real’ performance,” as Worthy expresses it, jam sessions have also been a valuable tool for him to meet future band mates. | Read more>> Read More