POWWOW:It's the 20th annual Native American Powwow from 11...

AROUND THE INNER HARBOR

August 26, 1994|By Holton F. Brown

POWWOW:

It's the 20th annual Native American Powwow from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. today and tomorrow and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at the 5th Regiment Armory.

The powwow will feature tribal dances, including traditional, fancy, hoop, grass and jingle.

Over 70 tribes will be represented with cooking and craftsmanship. Native American craftsmen will demonstrate and rTC sell arts, crafts, pottery, baskets, rugs, blankets and much more. Ethnic food will also be available.

Admission: Adult three-day passes, $12; children and senior three-day passes, $9; one-day passes for adults $5; and one-day passes for children and seniors, $3.

JAZZ SHOWCASE:

The Mid-Atlantic Jazz Showcase in Baltimore will feature emerging regional and career jazz artists today through Sunday in and about the Inner Harbor.

The official opening today at noon will kick off the Showcase at Harborplace. This will be followed by a seminar for adults by the National Jazz Service organization and instrumental workshops for young people by Ruby Glover, Baltimore's Godmother of Jazz. At 7:30 this evening a concert featuring vibraphonist Milt Jackson, vocalist Gloria Lynn and saxophonist Joshua Redman will be held at the Pier 6 Concert Pavilion. After the concert, young people from the seminar will be featured in a jam session.

Tomorrow at noon, an outdoor festival with nine ensembles, representing each of the states in the region, will perform at Rash Field. Featured will be violinist John Blake, Pennsylvania; bassist Drew Gless, Maryland; trumpeter Gerald Chavis, Delaware; pianist Bon Thompson, West Virginia; drummer Naser Abadey, District of Columbia; saxophonist Jane Ira Bloom, New York; Spirit of Life Ensemble, New Jersey; The Great American Music Ensemble, Virginia; and saxophonist Ron Blake, Virgin Islands.

The Mid-Atlantic Jazz All-Stars will then perform at 7 p.m. The lineup includes saxophonists Gary Bartz and Antonio Hart, pianist Cyrus Chestnut, bassist Buster Williams and vocalist Vanessa Rubin. Mr. Bartz and Mr. Hart are Baltimore natives.

Sunday, Jerry Gonzalez and the Fort Apache band will perform at the Baltimore Grand, and Ethel Ennis and Kenny Burrell will appear at Center Stage at 8 p.m.

In addition to these performers, there will be many other performances at various venues throughout the area.

Admission to the Jazz Masters at Pier 6 is $25 for pavilion seats and $17.50 for lawn seats. The Ennis/Burrell concert admission is $30. Admission for most other concerts and functions is no more than $10, and some events are free. For more information, call the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation at 539-6656.

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