with Bennie MAUPIN
Memorial Day Jazz Picnic
WHEN: Saturday, May 26. Picnic dinner & cocktails 6 PM, show 7:30 PM
WHERE: Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore
ADMISSION: $22, $17 members, seniors, students.
Two generations of amazing jazz make for a Memorial Day concert to remember. Acclaimed elder statesmen and reed player Bennie Maupin has performed with the likes of Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, Freddy Hubbard, Lee Morgan, and Horace Silver. Tonight he joins composer and bass clarinetist Todd Marcus, a rising national star based in Baltimore, playing tribute to the Left Bank Jazz Society, where Maupin was a frequent player.
Come early and enjoy a picnic dinner by Clementine! Dinner & cocktails start 6 PM (sold separately).
Supported by Chamber Music America, the Doris Duke Foundation, The Maryland State Arts Council, & Contemporary Arts Inc.
Tilted Torch: Extra! Extra!
WHEN: Saturday, June 9, 8 PM
ADMISSION: $16, $11 members
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Baltimore Showcase with Anansegromma
World Refugee Day
WHEN: Friday, June 22, 7:30 PM show; 6 PM reception and global craft market
Native Ghanaians Kofi Dennis and Kwame Ansah-Brew are Anansegromma, the “royal elders” of their West African village, and astounding performers of their traditional call-and-response style music, storytelling and dance. Opening from Baltimore are Iranian native Sina Navizi on the kamancheh and Iraqi native Ghazi Kurdstany on the oud. Congolese native Evodie and Wide Angle Media premiere their short youth-made documentary The Paradise That Wasn’t, following the refugee story of resettling in Baltimore.
Presented by Creative Alliance & Baltimore Resettlement Center. FREE!