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

BALTIMORE COMPOSERS’ SHOWCASE – FREE ADMISSION

SEPT. 29, 2013 – FREE CONCERT at Loyola University’s McManus Theater. The BJA Quintet, led by Dr. Anthony Villa, will perform original works by four Baltimore jazz composers who won commissions to write new compositions expressly for this performance. The four composers are Todd Butler, Ian Sims, Ethan Helm, and Nico Sarbanes. | Read more>> Read more

BALTIMORE JAZZ COMPOSERS SHOWCASE WINNERS

By Rhonda Robinson. TODD BUTLER Trumpeter/educator/bandleader Todd Butler is the veteran of the competition winners. He holds a Master’s Degree in Jazz Performance from Towson University (where he also earned his Bachelor’s) and studied extensively under the legendary composer and director Hank Levy. | Read more>> Read more