The 80-seat performance space upstairs at An die Musik in the Mount Vernon neighborhood has been an inviting location to hear classical and jazz concerts for more than a decade. Now it's officially "awesome."
An die Musik is among the 193 "awesome music rooms around the globe" included in the 2016 International Jazz Venue Guide produced by DownBeat magazine. It's the first time any Baltimore establishment has been included in the guide, which has been released annually since 2011.
The guide, a feature in the magazine's just-out February issue, lists only one other Maryland venue among "the best places to hear live jazz worldwide" — the Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club. Four Washington spots make the cut, compared to about 20 in New York.
DownBeat, pretty much the jazz bible since its founding in 1934, compiles the venue guide from suggestions by "staff members, freelance journalists, musicians, fans, promoters and other jazz industry folk," editor Bobby Reed says.