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Jazz (Music Genre)

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  • Schedule of Events: Towson Gardens Day, May 3

    Towson Gardens Day will be held Thursday, May 3, centered on the Courthouse Fountain Square area from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Highlights of the day, which is hosted by the Towson Chamber of Commerce and the Towson Gardens Day Committee, include: • A...
  • 'Take Five' with Eric Mintel Quartet and Columbia Pro Cantare

    Jazz and classical music come together on the same stage when the Eric Mintel Quartet and the Columbia Pro Cantare join forces for a program of choral works composed by jazz pianist Dave Brubeck on Saturday, May 5 at 8 p.m. in the Jim Rouse Theatre at...
  • Highland/Fulton: Reservoir High teacher, staff member named county's best at ceremony

    Reservoir High School was well-represented at the Honor of Excellence Awards celebration on May 2 with two staff members recognized as the "best of the best" in Howard County. John Perfetto, a special education teacher, was given the First Year...
  • Cruise blends travel, love of music

    Cruise blends travel, love of music
    Jack Kolb is a huge classical music fan. The retired research physicist is a regular listener to WBJC in Baltimore and joins the public radio station's semi-annual international music trek whenever he can. Recently, the Westminster resident was in...
  • Meet the Band: The Higher Hands

    Hometown // Annapolis Current members // Marty Bouchard, drums; Larry Byrne, organ; Matt Dalton, tenor and alto saxophone; Jason Crawford, vocals and percussion Founded in // 2003 Style // jazz funk Influenced by // Bill Withers, Jaco Pastorius,...
  • The Valley Line: Music on the Main summer series concludes

    The Valley Line: Music on the Main summer series concludes
    On several occasions in recent days I had to pinch myself to remind me that it was August because we have been experiencing "June gloom" in the morning. Foggy mornings in August? Totally unbelievable! Well, after all, it is the monsoon season. Cities in...
  • Brooklyn Park: Always on a Sunday: Jazz at Chesapeake Arts Center

    Brooklyn Park: Always on a Sunday: Jazz at Chesapeake Arts Center
    Chesapeake Arts Center, Studio 194 Theatre, 194 Hammonds Lane, will kick off its new Jazz on Sunday series with Doug Byerly and Marty Knepp at 3 p.m. Sept. 21. Both offer diverse musical backgrounds that account for their seamless blend of classical,...
  • Upcoming play recounts the history of Lady Day

    Upcoming play recounts the history of Lady Day
    There’s no question, Paul Castaneda noted, that Billie Holiday was one of the most amazing talents ever to grace a stage.  Even today, 55 years after she died on July 17, 1959, Holiday continues to strongly influence Jazz and pop music with her...
  • For String Player Zach Brock, Improv Comes First

    For String Player Zach Brock, Improv Comes First
    Over the last two decades, as violinist and composer Zach Brock worked toward becoming a full-time jazz musician, he knew that he'd have to prove himself as an improviser first and a string player second. "I wanted to be of the [jazz] scene, where it'...
  • Crofton jazz guitarist Lagana releases 3rd album

    Crofton jazz guitarist Lagana releases 3rd album
    Tom Lagana says he's not a piano man but you'd never be able to tell. With the windows of his home opened, the soft sounds of Lagana's piano welcomed passerbys in his Crofton neighborhood on a recent afternoon. Lagana played violin in fourth grade,...
  • A Chicago jazzman's 'Homage to Nelson Mandela'

    A Chicago jazzman's 'Homage to Nelson Mandela'
    The heroic life of Nelson Mandela has inspired uncounted tributes and probably will do so for years to come. But one of the most promising will unfold Thursday night, when the 36th annual Chicago Jazz Festival presents the world premiere of "Homage to...
  • There's a post-Katrina joie de vivre in New Orleans

    In a traditional New Orleans jazz funeral, mourners follow a brass band playing dirges. When they leave the cemetery, the music changes tempo — "Oh, when the saints go marchin' in" — and everyone dances, celebrating the deceased and the gift...