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Your comments are very important to us.  Jazzway concerts are very labor intensive and personalized, and sometimes it's easy to get discouraged.  I and several members of the BJA recently had a meeting with a Baltimore City contracting group that handles many of the City's local festivals  to encourage them to represent jazz more in their music line-up than they had in the past 2 years (when BJA had a healthy partnership with them). They essentially told us that they were not that interested in preserving jazz because - maybe the audience is dying out!  I related our experience with our enthusiastic sell out audiences at Jazzway  and how our audiences represent all social demographics.  Unfortuneatly they appeared unmoved and jazz is once again underrepresented in the City's largest outdoor festival.
So why are we doing this? Why do we continue to promote jazz and jazz artists that we believe need more exposure to the public - especially given [...]
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Winard Harper 3/23/13: The audience was completely blown away by the charismatic Winard Harper and his outstanding group, Jeli Posse on March 23rd, 2013. We've had so many great concerts at Jazzway, but this was one of our most special.  So many folks came up and said it was one of the most enjoyable (if not THE best) concerts we've presented. Winard is such a beautiful soul and his virtuosity and happiness permeated the room. Watching the interplay between Winard and his equally joyful and musically outstanding band members was completely infectious and delighted the audience! A wonderful quote that was posted to his webpage recently sums it up:
  “Most of us know that this music is profound; even apocalyptic at times. However, it is so often approached on such a casual social and commercial level, we tend to ignore and overlook the stirrings within our souls and the voices of our ancestral ‘spirits’ that remind us of the fact, that [...]
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All-  We have rescheduled the Jazzway 6004 5th Anniversary Concert for Saturday JULY 14th  at 8:00 PM, with vibraphonist, Warren Wolf, his band and special guest , pianist Anthony Wonsey.  
Thanks to everyone for their patience regarding the cancellation of our June 16th show with Warren Wolf and Cyrus Chestnut.  Instant Seats has informed us that all patrons have had their money refunded.  Please let us know if you purchased a ticket and this is not the case. 
Our sincerest condolences go out to Cyrus Chestnut for the loss in his family. We are in the process of rescheduling the concert with Warren Wolf and Cyrus Chestnut for a later date, sometime in the fall and hope you will come out to see Warren on July 14th

Here's the Details 

Warren Wolf & Friends with special guest Anthony Wonsey -
8:00 PM
6004 Hollins AveBaltimore Maryland 21210USA 410-624-2222 or 410-952-4528
Tickets are: [...]
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A Reminder
Sharon Clark Quartet on Saturday, December 3rd  8 PM at Pizzeria Venti, Alexandria, VA
Get your TICKETS TODAY – don’t hesitate!
PLEASE NOTE: Unlike Jazzway 6004, which is a not-for-profit venue, Pizzeria Venti is a commercial venue.  Therefore it is required that a minimum number of tickets be sold in order for the show to go forward.  If a minimum number of tickets are not sold by a certain date, the management cannot guarantee the availability of the venue and the show must be cancelled.  Nobody wants this, so I urge you to purchase your tickets by Wednesday of the week of the show in order to guarantee that the show goes on and that the series will continue.  For the December 3rd show with the Sharon Clark Quartet, that means a minimum number of tickets must be purchased by November 30th.  Sharon Clark is a word class performer and so are her instrumentalists – Vince Evans, Michael Bowie and Lenny Robinson.  This is [...]
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November & December Events at Jazzway 6004 and Pizzeria Venti 
Sat. 11/19 @ Pizzeria Venti - Tim Green Quartet
Sat 12/3 @ Pizzeria Venti – The Sharon Clark Quartet
Sat 12/17 @ Jazzway 6004 – George Colligan Trio – with special guest Tim Green
What’s New at Jazzway 6004
Our third benefit for the Creative Alliance on October 29th hit a home run! Our master chef Dan Casucci was in great form serving up dishes like duck confit, and truffled mushroom crostini, wine braised short ribs, rockfish oregonato and lentil croquettes, healthy sides galore  and a vast array of homemade desserts!  Many, many thanks to all our volunteers – we couldn’t have done it without you!
The Joni Mitchell Tribute sold out and turned out to be one of the most popular concerts we’ve presented at Jazzway.  Patrons remarked that this was the best CA fundraiser yet, and many told me with tears in their eyes that they were virtually transported back to their [...]
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