Upcoming Dates

Saturday, June 23rd, 2018

Charm City Combos at Jazzway with Alan Blackman - 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
6004 Hollins Ave.
Baltimore, Maryland 21210
United States
410-365-9983 [map]
Price: Call 410-365-9983 for information

Charm City Combos with

Alan Blackman


 

Charm City Combos is a unique organization that forms small jazz ensembles, rehearses with them twice a month and prepares music for public presentation. *

If you would like to get on the list for the next group please contact Alan Blackman at iplayjazzpiano@hotmail.com or 410-365-9983. All instruments and vocalists are welcome but we are especially in need of bassists and drummers at this time. New ensembles are formed on a continuous and ongoing basis!

* Please be advised that Charm City Combos is not an open jam session

A jazz band experience for amateurs comes to Baltimore.

Finally, it’s here. Your chance to join a jazz combo, rehearse with a professional musician mentor in an exciting local venue, and perform public concerts.

 

Over the 20 plus years that I’ve been teaching private jazz lessons I’ve had a number of students ask about ensembles they could join to get that small group jazz band playing experience. Up to now in the Baltimore area, there hasn’t been anything I could recommend.

 

Well, I am thrilled to announce Charm City Combos, my new performance opportunity for adults that are interested in learning the art of jazz combo performance.

 

Charm City Combos is for you if…

you are excited to learn or improve your jazz playing skills.

you enjoy making great music with others.

you want to be a part of Baltimore’s rich jazz scene.

 

If you’ve got the desire to get better together, then please give me a shout and let’s get swinging!

 

Alan

 

Information about how to contact Alan and sign up to participate in Charm City Combos is located at: http://charmcitycombos.com/

 

Charm City Combos meets every other Sunday from 2:00-4:00 PM at 

Jazzway 6004 

6004 Hollins Ave
Baltimore, MD 21210

 

 


 

Sunday, June 24th, 2018

Nicki Parrott - Dear Blossom at Jazzway 6004
Nicki Parrott - Dear Blossom - A Tribute to Blossom Dearie - 1:00 PM
6004 Hollins Ave.
Baltimore, Maryland 21210
United States
4109525582 [map]
Price: $38/general, $18/students

“She has that special gift you cannot buy in a music store.” - LES PAUL

 

“Nicki brings clear articulation, beautiful tone, a sense of rhythmic assuredness and a touch of allure to inventive arrangements.” - JAZZ TIMES

 

“Nicki Parrott could make anyone love jazz.” - CABARET SCENE

 

Bassist-vocalist Nicki Parrott brings her tribute “Dear Blossom” to Jazzway, This is Parrot’s elegant love letter to a vocal legend of jazz past: Blossom Dearie. Released in 2017, her recording received 4 stars from Downbeat and was described by Downbeat’s Brian Zimmerman as “a tribute of sparkling endearment and somber reverence, with moods that alternate between smoke and sunshine…. with elegant turns (that) render Parrott's sweet, amiable voice with pronounced clarity and splendor.“ Nicki Parrott – Bass & Vocals, Chris Grasso – Piano, Chuck Redd – Vibraphone & Drums. Tickets: $38-General, $33-BJA Members (PER registered member, please), $18-Students. All tickets include all soft drinks, entry in a raffle, and a dessert, fruit and cheese buffet post-concert.  

 Ticket link: http://www.jazzway6004.org/buy_tickets_and_merchandise/

 


Sunday, July 1st, 2018

Charm City Combos at Jazzway with Alan Blackman - 2:00 PM-5:00 PM
6004 Hollins Ave
Baltimore, MD 21201
USA
410-365-9983 or 410-952-4528 [map]
Price: Call 410-365-9983 for information

 

 

Charm City Combos with

Alan Blackman

 

Charm City Combos is a unique organization that forms small jazz ensembles, rehearses with them twice a month and prepares music for public presentation. *

If you would like to get on the list for the next group please contact Alan Blackman at iplayjazzpiano@hotmail.com or 410-365-9983. All instruments and vocalists are welcome but we are especially in need of bassists and drummers at this time. New ensembles are formed on a continuous and ongoing basis!

 

* Please be advised that Charm City Combos is not an open jam session

A jazz band experience for amateurs comes to Baltimore.

 

Finally, it’s here. Your chance to join a jazz combo, rehearse with a professional musician mentor in an exciting local venue, and perform public concerts.

Over the 20 plus years that I’ve been teaching private jazz lessons I’ve had a number of students ask about ensembles they could join to get that small group jazz band playing experience. Up to now in the Baltimore area, there hasn’t been anything I could recommend.

Well, I am thrilled to announce Charm City Combos, my new performance opportunity for adults that are interested in learning the art of jazz combo performance.

 

Charm City Combos is for you if…

you are excited to learn or improve your jazz playing skills.

you enjoy making great music with others.

you want to be a part of Baltimore’s rich jazz scene.

 

If you’ve got the desire to get better together, then please give me a shout and let’s get swinging!

 

Alan

 

Information about how to contact Alan and sign up to participate in Charm City Combos is located at: http://charmcitycombos.com/

 

Charm City Combos meets every other Sunday from 2:00-4:00 PM at 

Jazzway 6004 

6004 Hollins Ave

Baltimore, MD 21210

 

 

 

Sunday, July 22nd, 2018

The Joni Chronicles - 4:00 pm
6004 Hollins Ave
Baltimore, MD 21210
USA
410-952-4528 [map]
Price: $38/general-$18/students


In honor of Joni Mitchell’s 75th birthday, award-winning vocalist Marianne Matheny-Katz presents her six-year ongoing and evolving Joni Mitchell project with the select band that she has been collaborating with since its inception. Some of the arrangements have been developed by Alan Blackman and others have been created by the entire ensemble over the years.

 The complexities of Joni Mitchell’s melodies and lyrics drew many of the world’s greatest jazz musicians to collaborate and perform with her. New and longtime fans will be delighted to hear hip new arrangements of  Joni favorites across her entire discography. This project will be performed around the MD-DC area during the coming months to prepare for a new recording.

Don't miss this unforgettable performance!

Marianne Matheny-Katz - vocals, Craig Alston-saxophones, Alan Blackman-piano, Eric Kennedy-drums, Michael Raitzyk-guitar, Jeff Reed-bass.

Ticket link:   http://www.jazzway6004.org/buy_tickets_and_merchandise/


Saturday, August 11th, 2018

Craig Alston Birthday Show - 8:00 pm
6004 Hollins Ave.
Baltimore, Maryland 21210
United States
4109524528 [map]
Price: $38/general, $18/students

Craig Alston Birthday Concert 

 

Baltimore jazz favorite, saxophonist Craig Alston celebrates his birthday with a concert at Jazzway 6004.  His group always includes the best musicians around and for this event, features the legendary pianist Larry Willis who has played with all the greats including Nat Adderly, Louis Hayes, Jimmy Heath, Hugh Masakela, Carmen McRae along with a 7 year stint as the keyboardist for Blood Sweat and Tears!  The group will perform some of Craig's favorite tunes, standards and originals.  

Craig Alston – Saxophones, Eric Kennedy– drums, Larry Willis -piano, Blake Meister – bass. Tickets: $38-General, $33-BJA Members (PER registered member, please), $18-Students. All tickets include all soft drinks, entry in a raffle, and a dessert, fruit and cheese buffet, post-concert.  

 

Ticket link: http://www.jazzway6004.org/buy_tickets_and_merchandise/

 

Upcoming Events

  • 06/23/2018
    Charm City Combos at Jazzway with Alan Blackman - Baltimore, Maryland
     
  • 06/24/2018
    Nicki Parrott - Dear Blossom at Jazzway 6004 - Baltimore, Maryland
     
  • 07/01/2018
    Charm City Combos at Jazzway with Alan Blackman - Baltimore, MD
     
  • 07/22/2018
    The Joni Chronicles - A celebration of Joni Mitchell's 75th! - Baltimore, MD
     
  • 08/11/2018
    Craig Alston Birthday Concert - Baltimore, Maryland
     

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Our concerts have high overhead costs.  We incur the same amount in music licensing fees and insurance that larger commercial venues incur, but we wish to sustain a high payout to musicians along with hospitality amenities they often don't get elsewhere.  In order to continue to bring you these wonderful concerts without decreasing the benefits to the musicians, please consider making a tax deductible donation to Jazzway.  Any donation, large or small will be much appreciated and will help us to retain our high standards.  

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