Great Reviews for Josh Espinoza's new album, Journey into Night

Great Reviews for Josh Espinoza’s new album, Journey into Night

“Espinoza is already a powerful storyteller on his instrument, and he’s found partners who can execute his musical vision masterfully.” — Jamie Sandel, Capital Bop  Baltimore-based pianist Josh Espinoza released his debut album in June of 2018, with band members Mikel Combs on bass and Jeron Lamar Davis on drums. | Read more>>
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Baltimore-Area Big Bands Abounding

Trumpeter Scott Stansfield heard Stan Kenton’s big band at Towson State College in 1983, when he was in sixth grade. In his subsequent school report Stansfield vowed to have a band like that someday. Two years ago he fulfilled his dream by starting the Melting Pot Big Band. | Read more>>

Tribute to Norma Allman

While researching Baltimore-area big bands for our Winter 2018 hard-copy newsletter, I was pleasantly surprised to learn that a retirement community, Carroll Lutheran Village, in Westminster, had its own big band, the Never Too Late Band. I was amazed to learn that its leader was a 90-year-old trombonist, Norma Allman. | Read more>>