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

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

BJA Sponsors Jazz at Two Bromo Arts District “Art Walks”

BJA SPONSORS JAZZ AT TWO BROMO ARTS DISTRICT “ART WALKS” On June 24, the new Bromo Arts & Entertainment District, located downtown Baltimore, held its first “Art Walk” event, ably organized by its director, Emily Breiter, and the Baltimore Jazz Alliance was pleased to sponsor a jazz concert by Clarence Ward III and his band, Dat Feel Good, at the Eubie Blake Center. | Read more>> Read more

Announcing the 2021 Baltimore Jazz Conference

Baltimore Jazz Alliance is pleased to present the 3rd annual Baltimore Jazz Conference, a free event for Baltimore area performers, presenters, and jazz lovers. This year’s lineup features topics ranging from jazz history and research to funding, to how COVID-19 has changed performance practices, and includes informational sessions on digital rights, music workers’ rights, and more. | Read more>> Read more