MICKEY FIELDS CD RELEASE – OCT. 27

BALTIMORE: An historic jazz event happens this Sunday October 27, starting at 5pm, at the Caton Castle in Baltimore. It is the release party for a CD celebrating the music of Wilfred “Mickey” Fields, who died in 1995. (NOTE: there is still time to contribute to the Kickstarter site for production of this CD.) | Read more>> Read more

SAX MASTER HOUSTON PERSON AT EUBIE BLAKE CENTER SEPT. 22

by Rusty Hassan. Houston Person’s Big Beautiful Sound Houston Person is certainly carrying on the tradition of the big tenor sound created by his early influences Illinois Jacquet and Gene Ammons. Although he has recorded prolifically and traveled extensively, he still, as the cliché goes, deserves wider recognition. | Read more>> Read more

BJA BIG BAND KEEPS TRADITIONS ALIVE

By: Chris Taylor. As John Tegler of WEAA introduced the Baltimore Jazz Alliance Big Band, he painted a portrait of the group’s break from the traditional size and shape etched by Don Redman and Fletcher Henderson. Bursting at the seams, the BJA Big Band had stacked its reeds and trombones, augmenting the standard for a diversified wall of sound. | Read more>> Read more