Some information on concerts presented by the Left Bank Jazz Society of Baltimore, Maryland between 1964 and 1989. This is very much a rough draft. It is based on research in historical newspapers and magazines, the book Music at the Crossroads: Lives & Legacies of Baltimore Jazz edited by Mark Osteen and Frank J.Continue Reading
Beginning in 1974, the newly relaunched Dukes of Dixieland took up residence at Dukes’ Place, a jazz club used as their own home base as well as featuring national acts. It was located on the top floor of the historic Monteleone Hotel in the French Quarter of New Orleans.Continue Reading
Composer-arranger-pianist Bill Potts played an important role as educator and mentor to many musicians in the DC area. Beginning in 1974 he taught at Montgomery College in Rockville, Maryland.
These four videos are from a concert on July 1, 1990 celebrating his retirement.Continue Reading
Bassist Marshall Hawkins was born in the Anacostia neighborhood of Washington, DC and was an important jazz figure in Washington through the 1970s, playing with Shirley Horn, Roberta Flack, Miles Davis, and Richie Cole, among others. This documentary includes material on his Washington period but focuses on his work with students at Idyllwild Arts Academy in California.Continue Reading
In memory of the saxophonist, who died May 1, 2020. This is an abbreviated half-hour video – there is a one hour version, but unfortunately, it’s not online now. Nevertheless, it gives a great sense of the exuberance of this band, featuring Bruce Forman (g), Bobby Enriquez (p), Marshall Hawkins (b), and Scott Morris (d).Continue Reading
Hard to believe, but it has been well over a quarter of a century since I started presenting jazz research on the Internet. As the years passed, two different sites have evolved and spun off from my original personal website (established in 1996).Continue Reading