Hello everyone, I hope everything is well with you. I know I have received a couple of memos that some of my readers have lost someone in their family including a musician and my prayers are with you and your family. For those of you who are a little under the weather, just remember that no matter how you feel, some else somewhere else is worse off than you. So feel blessed.
This week, I want to talk to you about a couple of things, one is about “The Viola & Sandi Bridges Musical,” which will be held at the Inner Court Ministries, 1804 Kavanaugh Street in Baltimore on Saturday, September 26 from 2-6 p.m. The program will include entertainment from Rebirth, The Wallace Sisters, The Positive Youth Expressions Choir, Minister Jonathan Wallace and many others. This event is to raise funds for the music program for the Positive Youth Expressions, Inc. For more information, call 410-945-7300.
The Mighty Men of Metropolitan AME Church and East River Jazz is hosting a “Journey Down Memory Lane” featuring the Strayhorn’s Big Band Sound on Saturday, September 26, at 7 p.m. at the Frederick Douglass Hall, 1518 M. Street N.W. Washington, DC. The men of Metropolitan are reaching out to the beloved community through worship, liberation and service. This program will include Baltimore’s Dunbar Alumni Jazz Band featuring vibraphonist, Warren Wolf. Light fare will be served and parking is free. For more information contact Vernard Gray at Vernard@rivereastmedia.net.
The Eubie Blake National Jazz Institute and Cultural Center is hosting the “Billie Holiday: Life in Music” exhibit from September 25 thru October 3 at the Eubie Blake Center on Howard Street. This exhibition will allow visitors to view photos and rare film clips of Billie Holiday’s performances and interviews and to listen to her music recordings. The Eubie Blake Cultural Center is dedicated to promoting the history and legacy of African-American art and culture and is the perfect venue for the centennial exhibition. For more information, contact Stuart Hudgins 443-925-8771.
Another community event is celebrating life with local musicians, The Sound Storm Band and Habit Band perform Saturday, September 26 from 8 p.m.-1 a.m. at the Pikesville Community Hall, 40 East Sudbrook Land in Baltimore. For ticket information contact Swat at 443-416-4053 or Eric at 443-791-6161.
Blues music and entertainment are back in town and everybody in Baltimore who enjoys great music will appreciate these local jazz spots. The blues and jazz influences are very prominent in the city’s nightlife. And as quietly as it is kept it is important to me too. The Club 347, 347 N. Calvert Street in Baltimore is a popular place for both jazz and blues live entertainment. Other places are: Cabaret at Germano’s, 300 S. High Street in Baltimore and Bertha’s Restaurant & Bar, 734 S. Broadway Street, this club used to be one of Ruby Glover’s favorite spots.
The DC Blues Society presents live Blues Jam Session the first Sunday of every month from 4-8 p.m. at the American Legion Post, on Fenton Street at 905 Sligo Avenue in Silver Spring, Maryland. DCBS Jam is free and open to everyone and gives all blues players, experienced or not, an opportunity to perform. For more information, go to: email@example.com.
Well, my dear friends, it is about that time for me to go. I am out of space, but remember, if you need, me call me at 410-833-9474 or email me at, firstname.lastname@example.org. UNTIL THE NEXT TIME, I’M MUSICALLY YOURS.