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BALTIMORE MUSIC CENSUS

Let Your Voice Be Heard – Participate in the Baltimore Music Census The Baltimore Music Census will launch on March 4, 2024 and will last for six weeks [it’s now launched! https://21cc.jhu.edu/baltimore-music-census/]. What is the Baltimore Music Census, you ask? It is a community-led, voluntary survey that will gather the data needed to better understand the current needs of the Baltimore-area music community. | Read more>> Read More
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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
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Let Your Voice Be Heard – Participate in the Baltimore Music Census

The Baltimore Music Census will launch in January 2024. What is a Music Census, you ask? It is a community-led, voluntary survey that will gather the data needed to better understand the current needs of the Baltimore-area music community. The Census will capture key information about the local music economy that will help musicians, local businesses, and non-profits make better informed, data-driven decisions about how best to support and grow the city’s music ecosystem. | Read more>> Read More
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Legacies and Archives: Preserving the Left Bank Jazz Society at UMBC

A new collection of historical documents from the Left Bank Jazz Society of Baltimore currently resides in the library at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). The collection sheds light on how Jazz defied the odds to become a crucial part of American heritage and artistic innovation. | Read more>> Read More
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A Blueprint for Building Baltimore’s Jazz Scene

Jazz can play an invaluable role in creating and sustaining a city’s cultural identity. Jazz provides a means for individual and group expression.  It also has the power to build bridges between various ethnic, religious, social, and economic groups.  When jazz is allowed to thrive in a community, the result often resembles a multicolored tapestry, where the integrity of each thread is strengthened by its contribution to the whole.  | Read more>> Read More