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Rufus Reid photo by Jimmy Katz

The Rufus Reid Quintet

Sunday, November 2, 2014

5:00PM Performance

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Award-winning bassist, educator, and composer Rufus Reid has been playing jazz for over fifty years. He was influenced by the greats and even had opportunities to play among them. Now, he is a highly sought-after teacher and mentor in the jazz community. This year, Reid released the album Quiet Pride – The Elizabeth Catlett Project to critical acclaim, bringing Catlett’s striking sculptures to life with music composed for large ensemble. Reid brings his quintet of star players to Baltimore for our 24th season opener.

Rufus Reid, bass

Rufus Reid: www.rufusreid.com

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The Houston Person Quartet

Sunday, February 8, 2015

5:00PM Performance

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Houston Person has called his style “good old bootin’ tenor sax playing.” Focusing on melodies in the tradition of Gene Ammons, Person explores blues repertoire, ballads, popular and R&B standards. He has made a name for himself in the genre of “soul jazz,” expressing influences from soul and gospel music. Person has been described as having a “fundamental approach to his horn, eloquently expressing heartfelt emotion in much the same way a vocalist might. “ (Jazz Times)

Houston Person, tenor saxophone

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The Terell Stafford Quintet

Sunday, March 8, 2015

5:00PM Performance

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Renee Rosnes 2 by John Abbott

The Renee Rosnes Quartet with Steve Nelson

Sunday, April 12, 2015

5:00PM Performance

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Canadian pianist Renee Rosnes is a composer and arranger in the hard bop and post-bop genres. “Rosnes and company produce glorious, soulful and deep modern jazz that is firmly rooted in the tradition while showcasing a truly inspired original voice,” according to The Times Colonist. Inventive and complex in her playing, this four-time Juno Award Winner has been featured twice on NPR’s Live at the Village Vanguard series.

Renee Rosnes, pianoSteve Nelson, vibraphonePeter Washington, bassTBD, drums

Renee Rosnes:www.reneerosnes.com

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Dr. Lonnie Smith

Sunday, May 3, 2015

5:00PM Performance

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The BCJS 2014-2015 season returns to the BMA!

We are pleased to announce that our 5 at Five series will return to the Rebecca and Joseph Meyerhoff Auditorium at the Baltimore Museum of Art. Make the pre-concert lectures a part of your evening! Learn more

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.