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Baltimore Kissa Society Presents Listening Party 35: Soul Food/ Soul Jazz
JAN 25 · 2:30pm–5:00pm

Baltimore Kissa Society Presents Listening Party 35: Soul Food/ Soul Jazz

Free

The Baltimore Kissa Society is proud to present a listening party of jazz music to nourish your soul inside the terrace gallery of Mickalene Thomas: A Moment’s Pleasure at The Baltimore Museum of Art. Presenters Alexander Jarman and Vaunita Goodman will offer a playlist of tracks by important soul jazz artists, including some that transitioned from their jazz roots to become soul, funk, or R&B artists outright after the 1960s. Vinyl recordings of artists such as Jimmy Smith, Charles Earland, George Benson, The Crusaders, and Kool and the Gang, plus many more, will all be featured.
Complimentary drinks and a few bites of soul food will complement the experience. Kissa Society sessions are always free and open to everyone, regardless of their jazz knowledge.


The Jonathan Kreisberg Quartet
JAN 26 · 5:00pm–8:00pm

The Jonathan Kreisberg Quartet

Ticket prices: $45 Reg $43 Senior and BMA Members

“His melodies, sometimes acrobatic, sometimes lyrical, often convey surprising emotional depth” (JazzTimes). Guitarist Jonathan Kreisberg has been steadily building his name as one of the most compelling composers and performers in
jazz. Combining timeless melodicism with forward thinking lines and textures, his style and approach have created a strong following of fans around the world. He frequently tours worldwide and records with his own groups, as well as with artists
such as Dr. Lonnie Smith. Currently based in New York City, Jonathan tours worldwide, and the Jonathan Kreisberg Quartet has performed at many of the major European and American festivals.

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Art After Hours
JAN 31 · 8:00pm–11:00pm

Art After Hours

Adults: $25 | Members: $20

Celebrate radical self-expression through art and fashion during this Art After Hours, inspired by Ellen Lesperance: Velvet Fist and Mickalene Thomas: A Moment’s Pleasure.

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Christian Paquette
FEB 08 · 3:00pm–5:00pm

Shriver Hall Concert Series

Free

Enjoy an afternoon of world-class art and music-making at the BMA with Christian Paquette, one of The Peabody Institute’s top talents and winner of the 2019 Yale Gordon Competition. With recent engagements including the Ottawa and National Arts Centre symphonies, he will astonish with a vibrant display of artistry and virtuosity.

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Catherine Russell
MAR 01 · 5:00pm–8:00pm

Catherine Russell

Ticket prices: $45 Reg $43 Senior and BMA Members

Russell is a rare talent, a genuine jazz and blues vocalist who can sing virtually anything. Her voice is full-blown femininity incarnate: a dusky, stalwart and soulful instrument that radiates interpretive power yet remains touchingly vulnerable. She launches fearlessly into each tune, getting inside the melody and capturing every emotion. Her repertoire features gems from the 1920s through the present–vital interpretations, bursting with soul and humor. With an off-the-beaten-path song selection, sparkling acoustic swing, and a stunning vocal approach, Russell joins the ranks of the greatest interpreters and performers of American Popular Song.

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Scenes and Songs from FANNIE LOU
MAR 21 · 11:00am–1:00pm

Scenes and Songs from FANNIE LOU

Ticket prices: $35, general admission; $30 for museum members | EARLY BIRD, before Jan. 20, 2020 – $30 general admission, $25 for museum members

The musical Fannie Lou focuses on the early stages of Mrs. Hamer's social activism. “Scenes and Songs from Fannie Lou” is a live concert presentation featuring selected music and dialogue from Felicia’s work. Actors and musicians are being drawn from the Baltimore community for this stellar presentation. Come see this exciting work as it makes its Maryland premiere at the Baltimore Museum of Art on Saturday, March 21, 2020. Choose from two productions beginning at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Held in the museum's exquisite, 366-seat Meyerhoff Auditorium*, the performance will be preceded by a perspective-setting talk/discussion about the historical time frame and environmental climate in which Mrs. Hamer lived.

Contact info for more information: www.fannieloumusical.com

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Stefon Harris & Blackout
APR 05 · 5:00pm–8:00pm

Stefon Harris & Blackout

Ticket prices: $55 Reg $53 Senior and BMA Members

“His music needs no labels like ‘postmodern’ or ‘cutting edge.’ It is Stefon Harris music, just as Charles Mingus’s was unmistakably Mingus music” (JazzTimes). Harris’s passionate artistry and astonishing virtuosity have propelled him to the forefront of the jazz scene. Heralded as “one of the most important artists in jazz” (The Los Angeles Times), he was the 2018 recipient of the Doris Duke Artist Awards. He has also received the prestigious Martin E. Segal Award from Lincoln Center, earned four GRAMMY™ nominations, and was named Best Mallet player eight times by the Jazz Journalists Association. He was also chosen Best Vibes in the 2018 and 2017 DownBeat Critic’s Poll.

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Joey Calderazzo Trio with John Patitucci & Rudy Royston
MAY 03 · 5:00pm–8:00pm

Joey Calderazzo Trio with John Patitucci & Rudy Royston

Ticket prices: $45 Reg $43 Senior and BMA Members

“Without a doubt, there’s a lot to get revved up about here, as Calderazzo and his esteemed associates breathe fire and passion” (All About Jazz). One of the finest pianists of his generation, Calderazzo has traveled the road from child prodigy to in-demand session musician to elite member of the finest ensembles in jazz. He has recorded thirteen albums as a leader, and he’s accompanied many jazz geniuses, from Michael Brecker and Branford Marsalis to Jack DeJohnette and Dave Holland. Calderazzo’s breadth and depth as a pianist are astounding. A single solo, either with his trio or the The Branford Marsalis Quartet, can allude to myriad generations of jazz piano giants, all filtered through his keen, hard-swinging lens and joyous touch.

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