Introducing BJA Member Grants

The Baltimore Jazz Alliance has sponsored and cosponsored many different projects over its 16-plus years: 3 CDs, the Saxophone Colossi, the Jazz Composers Showcase, the BJA Big Band, the Youth Jazz Congress, the Jazz for Kids educational programs, the Baltimore Realbook, various Jazz Appreciation Month celebrations, the Baltimore Jazz Fest, the Madonnari Arts Festival, Summer Music Moves, the Baltimore Jazz Conference, and much more. | Read more>> Read more

Jazz in Baltimore’s Public Art (part 2)

As we reported in the May 2014 issue of the BJA newsletter, on April 5, 2014, between 600 and 800 people turned out for the celebration of Billie Holiday sponsored by the Upper Fells Point Improvement Association. The community organization had secured a $30,000 grant from PNC Bank and spent the funds on art work celebrating the singer on the very block where she grew up, the 200 block of S.Durham | Read more>> Read more

Jazz in Baltimore’s Public Art (part 1)

Baltimore City has hundreds of murals, with local and world renowned jazz figures appearing in dozens of them. As you will see in this three-part series, jazz is also represented in other forms of the city’s public art. One of the two major clusters of jazz-themed public art is the newly-designated Pennsylvania Avenue Black Arts and Entertainment District. | Read more>> Read more

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