Stefan Immler has taken Washington’s love for jazz to new heights with his seminal documentary Oxygen for the Ears: Living Jazz. This full-length documentary, which took the German-born jazz lover more than three years to make, reveals many surprising new facts about jazz in the nation’s capital. Immler’s film will be the opener for the Third ...Read More
In celebration of America’s 50-year love affair with Brazilian jazz, five venerated jazz artists will teach and perform Samba music in the first inDepth Jazz Clinic and Concert of the season. The eight-year-old series near the nation’s capital serves gifted amateur and semi- pro musicians and jazz lovers with half a dozen programs annually. Last season’s ...Read More
The landmark album Jazz Samba was recorded at All Souls Unitarian Church in 1962 and changed the sonic landscape forever. Fronted by guitarist Charlie Byrd and saxophonist Stan Getz, the album rose to No. 1 on the Billboard pop chart where it remained for 70 weeks! The recording introduced millions of music lovers world wide to ...Read More
The Maryland Summer Festival returns on July 14 for its eighth exciting season of workshops and jams for musicians and public concerts for jazz lovers. Events take place through July 27. Drawing adult learners and listeners from coast to coast, the top rated event features jazz recording and performing artists on stages and in classrooms. Events ...Read More
The title track from John Coltrane's landmark album Giant Steps is a rite of passage for all serious jazz musicians. On Saturday, March 31 five acknowledged jazz masters will teach a special inDepth Jazz Clinic focused on Giant Steps" and other groundbreaking Coltrane tunes. Jazz fans can experience this thrilling music when the same powerhouse musicians ...Read More
Americans have had a love affair with Brazilian music since the 1962 release of the mega hit album, Jazz Samba featuring Stan Getz and Charlie Byrd. With their fabulous melodies, harmonies and rhythms, the captivating sounds of Brazil continue to roll in on our shores. On Saturday, January 21, an inDepth jazz Clinic and Concert in ...Read More
Easton, MarylandOn Labor Day Weekend 2011 the second annual Monty Alexander Jazz Festival brings legendary jazz pianist Monty Alexander to the historic Avalon Theatre in Easton. The two-day event offers performances by both seasoned and fast rising stars of national and international acclaim. The town provides a picturesque and tranquil background for the jazz festival. Townies ...Read More
Now in its seventh year, the Maryland Summer Jazz Festival returns for another sensational season of workshops and jams for musicians and public concerts for jazz fans. From July 19 through 29, residents and tourists will have many rich opportunities to hear and learn about America's homegrown musical heritage at the Rockville campus and in historic ...Read More
Music lovers will soon enjoy a captivating collection of world wise jazz courtesy of stunning French Canadian singer Lynn Véronneau and the well-traveled musicians of her band, Véronneau. The international group has compiled some favorite music for their first album on the Indy label, Véronneau Music. The group's CD hits the street and goes to radio ...Read More
Calling all vocalists who have jazz in their soul and want to express itwithout belting it out in karaoke bars or going the American Idol route! Capital City Voices, a new jazz choir in Washington, DC, offers vocalists the chance to work weekly with a professionally directed choir singing hip arrangements, networking with other singers and ...Read More
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