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An Evening with Kurt Elling

Sunday, March 4, 2018

5:00PM Performance

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Kurt Elling is among the world’s foremost jazz vocalists. He has won the DownBeat Critics Poll for fourteen consecutive years and was named “Male Singer of the Year” by the Jazz Journalists Association on eight occasions. Grammy nominated over a dozen times, Elling has also been honored with international jazz awards, including the prestigious Edison Jazz Oeuvreprijs (Lifetime Achievement Award). “With his soaring vocal flights, his edgy lyrics and sense of being on a musical mission, he has come to embody the creative spirit in jazz” (The Washington Post).

Kurt Elling, vocals
Stu Mindeman, keyboards
John McLean, guitar
Marquis Hill, trumpet

Clark Sommers, bass
Christian Euman, drums

Kurt Elling: www.kurtelling.com

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The Dave Stryker Quintet with Bob Mintzer, featuring Warren Wolf

Sunday, April 8, 2018

5:00PM Performance

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Guitarist, composer and educator Dave Stryker has been involved with many groups as leader (with 28 CDs as a leader to date), and co-leader of The Stryker/Slagle Band, and as a featured sideman with Stanley Turrentine, Jack McDuff. The Village Voice calls him “one of the most distinctive guitarists to come along in recent years.” He was recently voted once again into the 2017 Downbeat Readers and Critics Polls. Saxophonist Bob Mintzer is a 20-year member of the Grammy-winning Yellowjackets, he leads his own Grammy-winning big band, and he holds the Buzz McCoy endowed Chair of Jazz Studies at the University of Southern California. Baltimore’s own mutli-instrumentalist Warren Wolf will be featured on this program.

Dave Stryker, guitar
Bob Mintzer, tenor saxophone
Warren Wolf, vibraphone
Jared Gold, organ
McClenty Hunter, drums

Dave Stryker: www.davestryker.com

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Christian Sands

Christian Sands Trio

Sunday, May 6, 2018

5:00PM Performance

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Singularly talented pianist and five-time Grammy Award nominee Christian Sands is stretching into exciting progressive territory as he breaks new ground traversing from the straight-ahead zone into fresh-sounding music influenced by a range of styles. He takes a fresh look at the entire language of jazz: stride, swing, bebop, progressive, fusion, Brazilian and Afro-Cuban.  At only 27 years old, “Sands is skilled, soulful and melodic throughout, his energy and spirit altering with each tune” (Noisey).

Christian Sands, piano
Jerome Jennings, drums
Eric Wheeler, bass

Christian Sands: www.christiansandsjazz.com

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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.