WHEN: July 6-August 24, 7 PM
WHERE: Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Drive, Baltimore
ADMISSION: $35. BMA Member tickets are $25 and go on sale May 31.
Tickets go on sale Friday, June 14, and are available in person at the BMA Box Office, by phone at 800.919.6272, or online at artbma.org/jazz. (Service charges apply for phone and online orders.) See below for prices.
The BMA’s popular Jazz in the Sculpture Garden summer concert series is back! Join fellow jazz enthusiasts for this one-of-a-kind summer event with regional and national talents performing amidst a fantastic collection of modern art in the Museum’s lush Sculpture Gardens. Performers this year are Louis Hayes and the Cannonball Legacy Band, Paul Carr Quintet, Marcus Johnson Project, Jackie Ryan, and Lao Tizer. Four out of five concerts sold out in June last year, so advance ticket purchase is strongly recommended.
Concert-goers can choose intimate concert seating provided by the BMA or bring their own chairs or blankets for a picnic. An outdoor bar provides sandwiches and drinks for purchase. Gertrude’s Restaurant also offers Jazz+Dinner, an elegant three-course meal served on the terrace during the concert. Call 410-889-3399 for reservations, but hurry—these tickets usually sell out within a week of going on sale as BMA Members receive priority reservations. In addition to the concert, explore the connection between art and music through the BMA’s pre-concert Twilight Tours at 5 PM. As part of this exclusive tour, gain early entry to the Sculpture Garden and enjoy a glass of wine selected by Gertrude’s. Tickets for the concert + tour are $47.
JULY 6 – LOUIS HAYES AND THE CANNONBALL LEGACY BAND (Featuring Vincent Herring & Jeremy Pelt)
Celebrated since the ’60s for his uninhibited, hard-charging style, drummer Louis Hayes now leads the Cannonball Legacy Band accompanied by Vincent Herring on saxophone and Jeremy Pelt on trumpet.
JULY 27 – PAUL CARR QUINTET
Saxophonist Paul Carr stays true to his Southern roots with an unmistakably soulful style. The Texas tenor arrives at the BMA after numerous gigs at The White House and The Kennedy Center.
AUGUST 3 – MARCUS JOHNSON PROJECT
Influenced by musical greats Quincy Jones and Thelonius Monk, self-taught keyboardist Marcus Johnson is acclaimed for his unique style that combines contemporary jazz with high-end hip-hop.
AUGUST 17 – JACKIE RYAN
“Extraordinary is the word!” said the Los Angeles Times about this vocalist’s three-and-a-half octave range. Jackie Ryan captivates audiences with an amazing repertoire of gospel, blues, bossa nova, and Latin ballads.
AUGUST 24 – LAO TIZER
Los Angeles-based keyboardist Lao Tizer creates expansive arrangements driven by an explosive mix of Afro-Cuban rhythms. Lauded as a “master” by Baltimore Sun, Tizer has performed with Isaac Hayes and Jethro Tull.
Concerts are hosted by the BMA’s Joshua Johnson Council. Media sponsors are City Paper, WEAA 88.9 FM, and WYPR 88.1 FM.
Ticket Prices General Public BMA Members
Single Concert* $35 $25
Single Concert+Tour* $47 $35
5 Concerts* $175 $115
5 Concerts+Tours* $225 $165
Jazz+Dinner $80 $70
Jazz+Dinner+Tour $92 $80
*Kids 12 & under FREE (tickets required).
DAY OF CONCERT TICKETS
Tickets may be purchased on the day of the concert. Approximately 150 additional tickets are released for sale after 4 p.m., weather permitting.
Concerts are held in the BMA Meyerhoff Auditorium. Call the BMA Box Office at 443-573-1701 after 4 p.m. for updates. Outdoor Jazz+Dinner reservations must be changed to indoor seating or rescheduled by calling Gertrude’s at 410-889-3399. No refunds or exchanges.
WURTZBURGER SCULPTURE GARDEN
The elegant Alan and Janet Wurtzburger Sculpture Garden sets the stage for great art and jazz. Designed in 1980 by landscape architect George E. Patton, special features of this 17,000-square-foot garden include the formal entrance gate, expansive terraces with elegant bluestone paving, a two-level reflecting pool, and informal plantings that provide a showcase for 19 major sculptures from the Wurtzburger’s collection. On view are masterworks by artists such as Alexander Calder, Henry Moore, and Isamu Noguchi.
ABOUT THE BALTIMORE MUSEUM OF ART
The Baltimore Museum of Art is home to an internationally renowned collection of 19th-century, modern, and contemporary art. Founded in 1914 with a single painting, the BMA today has 90,000 works of art—including the largest holding of works by Henri Matisse in the world—as well as outstanding collections of European and American fine and decorative arts, 15th- through 19th-century prints and drawings, works by established and emerging contemporary artists, and objects from Africa, Asia, the Ancient Americas, and Pacific Islands. Two beautifully landscaped gardens display an array of 20th-century sculpture that is an oasis in the city.
General admission to the BMA is free. Special exhibitions may be ticketed. The BMA is open Wednesday through Friday, 10 AM–5 PM; Saturday and Sunday, 11 AM–6 PM. The Museum is closed Monday, Tuesday, New Year’s Day, July 4, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. The BMA is located on Art Museum Drive at 10 Art Museum Drive, three miles north of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. For general Museum information, call 443-573-1700 or visit artbma.org.
Photo by Howard Korn