Columbia Festival of the Arts presents the 2021 Columbia Film Festival, June 21 – 25! This 4th annual Film Festival will showcase more than 60 local, national, and international films for movie-goers to enjoy as part of this year’s virtual event. Featured are a varied selection of films from all genres including short and feature-length movies, documentaries, world cinema, special themes, Maryland-based films, as well as works by student filmmakers that touch upon current and relevant topics.
Bassist Blake Meister is a provocative musician & composer who has worked with a range of virtuoso, jazz performers. He was born and raised in Philadelphia and earned a master's degree in orchestral performance from Catholic University's Benjamin T. Rome School of Music. Blake was on the faculty of the Peabody Conservatory of Music for a decade. Before that, he began as faculty and program director the for Peabody Preparatory division, where he founded the jazz department. He is one of the most in demand bassists in Baltimore.
Presented with Contemporary Arts Inc.
Brent Birckhead sax, flute
Mark Meadows, piano
Kris Funn, bass
Carroll Dashiell III, drums
Saxophonist Brent Birckhead is an award-winning artist, whose aesthetic is an intersectional amalgam of traditional and popular styles. Unbound by genre, Birckhead’s approach to woodwind artistry is driven by his compulsion for creative risk and deep respect for legacy. His place in the continuum of a storied lineage begins with his surname, Birckhead, and extends to his extensive musical education and work ethic as a visionary approach to life as a rising leader.
CIRCA presents Thing Theatre, a program featuring work from Maryland puppetry artists Schroeder Cherry, Dirk Joseph, and Colette Searls. These three short films celebrate the power of objects to express our shared humanity. Susan Stroupe will host the event and moderate a live Q&A with the artists. This event is supported by the Maryland State Arts Council through a Maryland Traditions Folklife Network Grant.
Virtual, Maryland: Operation ARTS Foundation Inc in partnership with Sonor Wines America would like to announce a new innovative contest for creatives! We have extended our original deadline to open the opportunity to more artists in the area! This creative contest is called the Sonor Wines America - Music competition, where musicians of all genres will compete for prizes and the chance to have their music infused into wine! This is a juried show with an entry fee of $20 and is a tax-deductible contribution.
Music created by African American musicians that has become "A National American Treasure!"
John R. Lamkin II - Trumpet and Flugelhorn
Micheal Hairston - Saxophones
Bob Butta - Piano
Micheal Graham - Bass
Jesse Moody - Drums
Showtime is 3 pm ET/2 pm CT/1 pm MT/12 pm PT/7 pm GMT
A limited number of in-person seats are available for $20 each.
Please email [email protected] for stipulations.
Saleem & the Music Lovers formed in 2005 with a simple goal to blend the live band tradition with elements of modern hip-hop. In the process of discovering their voice, they began to infuse elements of jazz, soul, and rhythm blues into their music. Saleem provides the perfect counterpoint to the melodies crafted by Topix, Sinseer, and Tangie Bee, The Music Lovers. Together, their powerful performances have won them fans from east to west and abroad, making them one of the most highly regarded groups on the underground scene.
Baker Artist Awardee Showcases
On Wednesday, June 30th, GBCA will kick off the 2021 Baker Artist Awardee Showcases! The virtual event will begin at 6:00pm, and can be watched live on the Baker Artist Portfolios website at www.bakerartist.org/live
In our first of the series, this broadcast will include Katherine Fahey, Dina Fiasconaro, Lura Johnson, Lola B. Pierson, Christine Neill and Pat Montley!
AVAILABLE VIRTUALLY all of July! Unveiled: A One Woman Play by Rohina Malik
Racism. Hate crimes. Love. Islam. Culture. Language. Life.
Five Muslim women serve tea and uncover what lies beneath the veil in this critically acclaimed one-woman show.
UNVEILED, a one woman play written and performed by Rohina Malik. Rohina has performed the play at the 16th Street Theater, Victory Gardens Theater, Next Theater, Brava Theater, Crossroads Theater in NJ, Theater project Baltimore, and many more.
Echo Taunt is the hybrid electronic project of musicians Michael Alfieri and Walsh Kunkel. The duo is marking their beginnings with the release of Sudsville on the Shiny Boy Press Record Label and with live improvisatory performances. Guitarist Walsh Kunkel and drummer Michael Alfieri play in a free jazz tradition with intensely superb musicianship; crafting an immersive dimension of sound art environments. Check them out on Spotify, YouTube, Bandcamp and other streaming services.
"a bottomless well of musical energy--he can probably cut any saxophonist in town, and hold his own with any saxophonist, period." - Washington City Paper
"a grandly talented improviser" - Allaboutjazz.com
"when he steps in front of his own combo, Baker's liable to bring the house down; he has a broad, powerful tone and a sure-footed improvisational attack that winds and zags. It's confident and questioning, all at once." - Giovanni Russonello
Tedd Baker, sax
Kris Funn, bass
Quincy Phillips, drums
One of Baltimore’s vibrant communities has anchored another tradition. The 5th Annual Cherry Hill Arts & Music Waterfront Festival will take place on July 4th, and once again will be held virtually. Organizers transitioned the festival to its virtual format after guidance and instruction from local and state authorities. Lineup and streaming information will be announced at a later date. The festival is free and open to the public.
It has been 10 years since the Blues Alley release of Chisholm’s first original album, “Moving On“ to which Jess Wrighthand of the Washington Post wrote, “Chisholm’s songs will wriggle their way into your head and stay there for the foreseeable future”.
Covid brought on a new wave of inspiration and birthed a series of heartfelt songs which will be debuted at An Die Musik on July 9th and will be featured on her sophomore release titled, Moving Up!
Access Karter Jame's previous live-streamed show: Quarantine Concert Series_#201
Karter Jaymes was born and raised in Baltimore and is the former drummer for the Legendary Teddy Pendergrass. He is now an acoustic Singer/Songwriter whose writing style ranges from blues to folk and alternative soul. With his superb wit and down-to-earth charm, audiences are always in for a treat of fun times and great music. Karter continues to write, record and share his unique songs which can be found on all music streaming platforms.
Join us for a special BMA Violet Hour live Concert Truck experience on the BMA front steps.
Experience live music with Baltimore's own nationally recognized, award-winning mobile concert hall featuring concert pianists Nick Luby and Susan Zhang performing an exciting program of crowd favorites and hidden gems of the piano repertoire that will make you smile, reflect, and maybe even get up and dance! The event is also live-streamed online via YouTube.
Reservation required; space is limited for onsite attendance. (Rain date July 14)
A live online venue for artists to perform & support living expenses, and for the community to connect through live music despite COVID cancellations.
Tune in to concerts by professional musicians and music students on Facebook or Instagram and support artists through suggested online “admission fees” directly contributed to artists.
Join us every Wednesday morning at 9 a.m., as we share weekly virtual installments of:
• Audio Recordings of some of our most popular concerts
• Interviews & Solo Performances featuring our talented artists
• New installments of “Musical Notes with Maestro Dimmock,” which offer insight into the music and composers of the season to deepen your musical appreciation and experience.