Clarence Ward III & The Power of Music to Save Youth

July 17th is saxophonist and trumpeter Clarence Ward III's birthday. Though his weekly session has now moved to Terra Cafe, this interview sheds light on the positive impact that music education can have on young men and women's lives. Click > HERE < for Baltimore Jazz Festival Tickets Music education...

Legacy of Ethel Ennis

Today Sandtown is known as the area where Freddie Gray met his demise, but at one point it was known as Baltimore's Harlem. Ethel Llewellyn Ennis, Baltimore's "First Lady of Jazz" was born there in 1932. Before she reunited with the ancestors February 2019, she had a legendary career. As...

Baltimore’s New Black Arts & Entertainment District

After over a year of tireless work by grassroots think tank Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle, Arch Social Club, the Druid Heights Community Development Corporation, and the Upton Planning Committee, Baltimore has a new arts section called Pennsylvania Avenue Black Arts and Entertainment District . The area is located in...

What Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Said About Jazz

"God has wrought many things out of oppression. He has endowed his creatures with the capacity to create-and from this capacity has flowed the sweet songs of sorrow and joy that have allowed man to cope with his environment and many different situations." "Jazz speaks for life. The Blues tell...