BALTIMORE JAZZ COMPOSERS SHOWCASE – LISTEN

The Color Wheel, by Ethan Helm Ethan Helm’s tune, “The Color Wheel” was inspired by the way that the colors of a pinwheel blend as it spins in the wind – like jazz, which takes grooves and harmonic colors–from blues, European classical music, Latin-American music, and pop –and blends them into something unique and beautiful. | 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