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Montpelier Arts Center Hosts Second Panel On Women In Jazz: “Building Community” on Sunday, March 18

Montpelier Arts Center Hosts Second Panel On Women In Jazz:  “Building Community” on Sunday, March 18

On Sunday, March 18, Montpelier Arts Center in Laurel, Maryland will celebrate Women's History Month by turning the spotlight on women in jazz with a free program entitled “Building Community” from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. The event falls on the last day of the Washington Women in Jazz Festival, which runs March 10-18 this year. The ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Brazil’s Michel Nirenberg Announces Fall Tour Dates In Mid-Atlantic

Brazil’s Michel Nirenberg Announces Fall Tour Dates In Mid-Atlantic

Saxophone master and composer Michel Nirenberg returns to the United States for his 2016 fall tour. In October and November, he’ll share the vibrant melodies and rhythms of his native Brazil with world music and jazz fans in the Maryland cities of Laurel, Baltimore and Annapolis and in Washington, D.C. In recent months, Nirenberg has been making ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Brazilian Vocalist Cissa Paz Releases New CD

Brazilian Vocalist Cissa Paz Releases New CD

After four years developing a devoted international fan base from monthly concerts at Bossa Bistro in Washington, D.C.’s eclectic Adams Morgan neighborhood, Brazilian vocalist Cissa Paz launches her self-titled debut CD in mid-September. The captivating beauty offers an intriguing compilation of tunes on the new album, celebrating the sounds of the Lusophone (Portuguese-speaking) Diaspora. While nearly all tunes are sung in Portuguese, Paz ...

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Brazil's Michel Nirenberg Releases "Retrato/Portrait"

Brazil's Michel Nirenberg Releases "Retrato/Portrait"

At the age of 25, award-winning saxophonist and composer Michel Nirenberg has attracted some of the finest Brazilian and Latin jazz players available to record his debut album Retrato/Portrait on indie label Carioca Music. They are at once his musical colleagues and mentors, drawn to make music that sails across geographic and stylistic borders. The album will be released ...

NEWS: EDUCATION

Maryland Summer Jazz Festival Announces Tenth Year Anniversary Season

Maryland Summer Jazz Festival Announces  Tenth Year Anniversary Season

Rockville, MD: For ten years, the Maryland Summer Jazz camp and concerts have been rocking the rafters at St. Mark Presbyterian Church in Rockville in late July. Workshops help adult jazz musicians improve their chops and learn performing skills. Public concerts delight area jazz fans and summer tourists. At the heart of the program is the jazz ...

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New Release From Marianne Matheny-Katz Celebrates Charm City's Fertile Jazz Scene

New Release From Marianne Matheny-Katz Celebrates Charm City's Fertile Jazz Scene

BALTIMORE, MD – Jazz lovers will soon have the opportunity to enjoy the new album Somewhere in Paradise featuring vocalist Marianne Matheny-Katz with many of Baltimore’s best-known jazz musicians. The CD, on the Indy label Jazzway, goes to radio in the United States and will be available for sale in May 2014. While most of her band ...

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Mike Pope Releases Cold Truth, Warm Heart In May

Mike Pope Releases Cold Truth, Warm Heart In May

Baltimore, MD: World-class bassist Mike Pope is unveiling his third release, Cold Truth, Warm Heart. The new album shows him to be a visionary composer, arranger and bandleader with deep listening skills and an eloquent voice. Set for May release on Nineteen-Eight Records, the 2014 offering establishes a new threshold of leadership for the virtuoso acoustic and ...

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Jazz Band Masterclass Celebrates 10 Years Of Jazz Education

Jazz Band Masterclass Celebrates 10 Years Of Jazz Education

Annapolis, MD – This is the tenth anniversary year for Jazz Band Masterclass, a unique jazz education program for adults launched by internationally respected saxophonist, composer and educator Jeff Antoniuk. Begun in the back room of 49 West Coffeehouse in Annapolis, the program has steadily expanded through economic ups and downs, providing jazz enrichment to hundreds ...

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Holiday Magic Comes To Baltimore With The Tim Warfield Septet

Holiday Magic Comes To Baltimore With The Tim Warfield Septet

With help from a band of bona fide jazz stars, saxophonist Tim Warfield brings holiday magic to Baltimore with a concert at the Creative Alliance at the Patterson on December 22. (Shows at 4:00 and 6:30 p.m will allow Ravens fans time to attend before the big game). The stellar ensemble includes Cyrus Chestnut (piano), Stefon ...

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Joni Mitchell Tribute Concert - Marianne Matheny-Katz

Joni Mitchell Tribute Concert - Marianne Matheny-Katz

Award winning Baltimore jazz vocalist Marianne Matheny-Katz presents an evening of Joni Mitchell tunes at The Carlyle Club on Thursday, November 7. The event marks the 70th birthday for Mitchell who began her career as a solo folk singer/songwriter and grew into an internationally respected jazz and pop musician and composer. For this show many tunes are ...