Current Season



Louis Hayes and the Cannonball Legacy Band
featuring Vincent Herring

Sunday, February 26, 2017

5:00PM Performance

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Louis Hayes is one of the chief architects of modern jazz drumming. He’s provided the rhythmic support for historic recordings by Horace Silver, Cannonball Adderley, and Oscar Peterson. He has created signature language in his playing that has intensity both subtle and complex. As a leader or a sideman on well over 100 albums, capturing this creative art form and heritage, Hayes has been proud to be part of history. The Cannonball Legacy Band, which pays tribute to an unmistakable legend in music, also features Vincent Herring, saxophone virtuoso with a uniquely intense and vigorous musical voice.

Louis Hayes, drums
Vincent Herring, alto saxophone
Jeremy Pelt, trumpet
Dezron Douglas, bass
Rick Germanson, piano

Louis Hayes:

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Arturo O’Farrill Quintet

Sunday, November 13, 2016

5:00PM Performance

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Arturo O’Farrill, pianist, composer, educator, was born in Mexico and grew up in New York City. O’Farrill is a modern day “jazz ambassador,” who fought for political normalization between the United States and Cuba through cultural diplomacy long before the recent normalization of diplomatic relations with Cuba. O’Farrill is a two-time Grammy Award Winner and winner of the Latin Jazz USA Outstanding Achievement Award in 2015. As the founder and artistic director of the non-profit The Afro Latin Jazz Alliance, O’Farrill has been on the ground in Cuba repairing the rupture by promoting a cultural conversation (Moté His music has been described as transitioning seamlessly between pan-Latin fusion and American hard bop, incorporating swing and searing technical agility.

Arturo O’Farrill, piano
Jim Seeley, trumpet
Ivan Renta, saxophone
Carlo DeRosa, bass
Vince Cherico, drums

Arturo O’Farrill:

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The David Binney Quartet

Sunday, January 29, 2016

5:00PM Performance

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“Add David Binney’s dynamic voice on saxophone and his great writing to the chorus of creators re-invigorating jazz” (The Montreal Gazette). Winning praise from critics and colleagues alike, Binney was singled out by Jazz Times as one of a handful of “players who have created an alternative jazz scene… all of whom are playing adventurous, original music.” David’s distinctive saxophone sound and innovative compositions have been heard from basement clubs in New York to jazz festivals in Europe and the world. In addition to his extensive work as a leader, he has been sought after as a sideman, appearing on record with Medeski, Martin & Wood, Uri Caine’s Mahler Project and hundreds of others.

David Binney, saxophone
Matt Mitchell, piano
Chris Tordini, bass

Dan Weiss, drums

David Binney:

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Jackie Ryan Vocalist

Sunday, March 26, 2017

5:00PM Performance

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“One of the outstanding jazz vocalists of her generation and, quite possibly, of all time…” (Jazz Times). She draws out the very essence of a song just by singing the lyrics and the notes with unadorned sincerity. She’s never strident or over-expressive, and always completely locked into the spirit of the song. Described as a versatile, expressive singer, Jackie Ryan has been profiled as the featured artist for NPR, Voice of America, PRIMETIME A&E and CNN TV en Español and has filled premier venues both here and abroad – Asia, Australia, and Europe.

Jackie Ryan, vocals
Harry Allen, saxophone
Bill O’Connell, piano
Lee Smith, bass
Jason Tiemann, drums

Jackie Ryan:

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Linda May Han Oh Group

Sunday, April 30, 2017

5:00PM Performance

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Bassist and composer, Linda May Han Oh celebrates the music of her newest album “Walk Against Wind” on Biophilia Records. She has performed with musicians such as Joe Lovano, Vijay Iyer, Kenny Barron and has composed music for various ensembles and short films. In 2010 she was nominated for the Jazz Journalist’s Awards for Up and Coming Artist of the Year, and received the award of No. 1 Acoustic Bass Rising Star in the Downbeat Critic’s Poll. Oh’s understated yet highly sophisticated style is the phenomenal bassist’s singular mark that characterizes her music. She is now a member of Pat Metheny’s most recent quartet project.The art of mime, with its embrace of silence and pure physical expression, may seem like an unlikely source of inspiration for a jazz musician. But in “Walking Against the Wind,” one of Marcel Marceau’s best-loved pieces, bassist/composer Linda May Han Oh found a stunning metaphor for the life of an artist. Marceau’s graceful but frustrated motion, which also inspired Michael Jackson’s iconic moonwalk, found the legendary mime fighting against invisible but pervasive forces while also embracing the beauty and pleasure to be found in taking the paths in life that offer greater challenges – but also richer rewards.

On her fourth album, Walk Against Wind, Oh explores both the challenges and the rich rewards of an artist’s journey. “Walk Against Wind is about the paths that we choose,” Oh explains. “Sometimes they end up being the harder paths, but in the long run they prove more fruitful,”

The compelling, memorable compositions and thrilling improvisations on Walk Against Wind exemplify why Linda May Han Oh has become one of the most in-demand bassists of her generation.

Linda Oh, bass
Troy Roberts, tenor saxophone
Matthew Stevens, guitar
Fabian Almazan, piano

Dan Weiss, drums

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Thank you for 25 Years in Baltimore!

We had a fantastic celebration in honor of our 25th season. Take a look who has played with us over the years! Past Artists

Want to play jazz?

For opportunities in adult oriented jazz education in the region visit In Depth Jazz and Maryland Summer Jazz.

For more local jazz happenings, check out the Baltimore Jazz Alliance.