New World Outreach Jazz Orchestra

NWOJO concert, 11/25/17 at the Waverly Library

The performance by the New World Outreach Jazz Orchestra (NWOJO) for their annual harvest concert at the Waverly branch of the Pratt Library marked the first time I’d witnessed them live. To sum up their performance in one word—”dynamic.” From the beginning NWOJO’s presentation was different from the typical big band show, with only the four-piece rhythm section of drums, congas, keyboards and bass playing. | Read more>>
Baltimore Center Stage present "Jazz"

Center Stage presents Jazz

By Ian Rashkin and Rená Sweetwine Ian: If you’re noticing signs and posters advertising Jazz at Center Stage, you might be wondering how this new play — based on the book by Toni Morrison — related to you as a music lover. | Read more>>
Baltimore Jazz Composer's Showcase - Listen

Baltimore Jazz Composer’s Showcase – Listen

Clifford the Big Brown Dog “CLIFFORD THE BIG BROWN DOG.” Nico Sarbanes says that “Clifford the Big Brown Dog” is an homage to Clifford Brown, trumpeter of the 1950s, a hard-bop vibe in the mode of Lee Morgan and the Blue Note era. | Read more>>