Baltimore Jazz Alliance

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Ready, Able and Intent at Eubie Live!

by Trish Hennessey When I arrived at the Eubie Blake National Jazz Institute and Cultural Center at 847 N. Howard Street, I didn’t feel the air-conditioning. June 13th was decidedly summer-like, and the thought crossed my mind that there were going to be some seriously sweaty musicians at this jam! | Read more>> Read More
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Tribute to Joe Henderson and Freddie Hubbard

by Liz Fixsen and Gail Marten On Sunday, June 10th, The Eubie Blake National Jazz Institute and Cultural Center was the site of a tribute concert organized by jazz presenter Mike Binsky. Trumpeter Freddie Hubbard and tenor saxophonist Joe Henderson, two giants of jazz from the 1950s through the 1980s, were celebrated by a quintet headed by Javon Jackson on tenor, and including Baltimore native Tommy Williams on trumpet, Larry Willis on piano, Steve Novosel on bass, and Billy Williams on drums. | Read more>> Read More

Gary Thomas: Peabody Improvisation and Multimedia Ensemble

by Andrew Zaleski You couldn’t hear Gary Thomas in the back of the Peabody Conservatory’s East Room on this particular Wednesday night. The founding director of the jazz studies program has a softspoken, if deep, voice. That was but a minor inconvenience on May 2nd, when the focus of the night was the occasion being celebrated—ten years since the inception of Peabody’s jazz studies concentration—and the rather large, twenty-member-plus Improvisation and Multimedia Ensemble assembled at the front of the room. | Read more>> Read More