Hello everyone! I must say this will be an interesting weekend. First of all you have got just enough time to meet me at Owings Mills Sojourner-Douglass College, located 16711 Red Run Blvd, Suites 119-121 for an evening of jazz. You don’t even have to dress-up. It is called “Jazz ‘N’ Jeans Nite.” It is Friday, October 25 from 7-9:30 p.m. The event will feature the John Lamkin Jazz Quintet and yours truly doing a book signing with my new book “African-American Community, History & Entertainment in Maryland.” Light fare and wine will be available. For more information, call 410-581-1802.
The veteran musicians and singers being honored this year at the Rosa Pryor Music Scholarship Fund 22nd Anniversary Award Banquet Gala, are Eartha Lamkin, Jim Hession, James Taylor, Richard Bass, Ron Pinder, Charles Davis, Lou Law, Al Townes, Phil Townes and Earlene Reed. The gala will be held on Sunday, October 27, at the Forum Caterers, 4210 Primrose Avenue from 4-8 p.m. I promise it will be a night to remember.
The Arena Players, the oldest continuously performing African American theater in the country is in trouble. They are trying to celebrate their 60th season while struggling to pay an enormous water bill. The theater needs to raise a lot of money. Please support the Arena Players, Inc. to prevent foreclosure. Of all the close calls they have had in the past, this is the first to make it to court. Your assistance is needed now more than ever. If you can’t help now call the Arena at 410-951-3364 or 410-234-4512 to find out ways you can help. They’ve raised $14,000 so far, but still need $11,000 before the end of the month.
Baltimore’s own well-known vocalists, Tracey Curbeam and Da Fellas Band will be doing a jazz & R&B show on Saturday, October 26 at the Best Western Ballroom, 1800 Belmont Avenue. The door opens at 7 p.m., cash bar and open buffet is included. For ticket information, call 443-540-7797.
The Best Western Plus hotel & Conference Center located 5625 O’Donnell Street will host a “Jazz-Z Tuesday” 6-9 every Tuesday, just off the lobby in Tradewinds Restaurant. The will have an open-mic jam session with a different artist every week. Jazz musicians are welcome to sit-in. Featured musicians include Thomas Clay, Benjamin Brown, Delandria Mills, DJ Soul, Warren Wolf, Mark Meadows, Quincy Phillips, Todd Marcus, Kris Funn and Dana Hawkins. For more information, call 410-633-9500.
Well, my dear friends, I will see you somewhere, some place, but until then, if you need me call me at 410-833-9474 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Check out my new website: www.rambling-rose.com. On that note, I’M MUSICALLY YOURS.