Baltimore jazz

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Baltimore jazz is a major part of the music of Baltimore, Maryland, and is a field that has produced several popular musicians, including Billie Holiday, Cab Calloway, Chick Webb, and Cyrus Chestnut, as well as local performers like Ethel Ennis and Rivers Chambers.

Jazz was documented in Baltimore in 1917, the same year John Ridgely organized his band. The Royal Theatre was a venue for jazz. Its house orchestra was led by Rivers Chambers and then Tracy McCleary. Baltimore musicians also include Mickey Fields, Gary Bartz, and Gary Thomas.

See also

References

  • Schaaf, Elizabeth. "The Storm Is Passing Over". Peabody Institute. Retrieved March 23, 2008.
Retrieved from "https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Baltimore_jazz&oldid=860779385"
This content was retrieved from Wikipedia : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baltimore_jazz
This page is based on the copyrighted Wikipedia article "Baltimore jazz"; it is used under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License (CC-BY-SA). You may redistribute it, verbatim or modified, providing that you comply with the terms of the CC-BY-SA