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By Mike Giuliano | January 14, 2014
Jazz musicians play gigs all over the place, but some of these concerts emotionally hit home. In the case of Alex Brown, it's an upcoming concert at his former high school that has special meaning for him. This Wilde Lake High School alumnus is a member of the band playing for Jazz at the Lake on Saturday, Jan. 18, at 7:30 p.m., in the Jim Rouse Theatre at Wilde Lake High School. It's the 10th annual fundraising concert sponsored by the Wilde Lake Band Boosters. "I love Columbia and coming back is a really nice break from the city," said Brown, a 26-year-old jazz pianist, referring to the present New York City apartment he shares with his brother Zach, a 23-year-old jazz bass player and Wilde Lake alumnus who is also a member of the band for the upcoming concert.
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By Mike Giuliano | January 14, 2014
Jazz musicians play gigs all over the place, but some of these concerts emotionally hit home. In the case of Alex Brown, it's an upcoming concert at his former high school that has special meaning for him. This Wilde Lake High School alumnus is a member of the band playing for Jazz at the Lake on Saturday, Jan. 18, at 7:30 p.m., in the Jim Rouse Theatre at Wilde Lake High School. It's the 10th annual fundraising concert sponsored by the Wilde Lake Band Boosters. "I love Columbia and coming back is a really nice break from the city," said Brown, a 26-year-old jazz pianist, referring to the present New York City apartment he shares with his brother Zach, a 23-year-old jazz bass player and Wilde Lake alumnus who is also a member of the band for the upcoming concert.
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By Consella A. Lee and Consella A. Lee,Sun Staff Writer | June 6, 1994
Lillian Moore rolled back and forth in her wheelchair, bobbing her head up and down as the jazz band from Brooklyn Park/Lindale Middle School played "All Shook Up."The sound was pure Big Band -- saxophones, trumpets, trombones and drums -- no electrified instruments, if you please. It sent Mrs. Moore, 72, back to the days when she glided across the dance floor and filled her with the urge to dance again."I can't help it," said Mrs. Moore, who wore red earrings, lipstick and a red-and-white blouse with white slacks.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | March 25, 2013
Charles C. Freitag, the longtime director of the music program at Calvert Hall College High School where he was also a founder of its marching, concert and dance bands, died Monday of heart failure at Stella Maris Hospice. The Mays Chapel resident was 92. "Charlie was responsible for building the music program to an outstanding level during his time. He expanded the musical options and started the yearly spring concerts," said Calvert Hall Principal Louis E. Heidrick, who was a friend of Mr. Freitag's for more than 40 years.
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By Sally Buckler and Sally Buckler,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | April 25, 1996
Glenelg High School has won another state championship.The Glenelg High School Jazz Band was one of 21 bands competing in the Maryland State Jazz Festival last Friday. The 12-hour marathon began at 7: 30 a.m.When it was over, Glenelg High School's Jazz Band won first place in the state. Saxophonist Chris Seymour won outstanding soloist of the festival, and pianist Matt Sandifer was named the outstanding rhythm soloist.At a banquet Thursday night, Glenelg's band director Barry Enzman was feted as one of Howard County's outstanding educators.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | April 24, 2000
Eugene Franklin Oliver Jr., a Baltimore clarinetist whose spirited Dixieland jazz band was a fixture at bull and oyster roasts, fraternity parties, outdoor summer concerts and charity fund-raisers for more than 50 years, died Wednesday of cancer at his Ocean City home. He was 70. Mr. Oliver, who was known professionally as Gene Franklin, led the Pier Five Dixieland Jazz Band, which he founded in Baltimore in 1949. He continued to play with the band until his death, said his wife of 12 years, the former Loretta Copsey.
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By Michael R. Driscoll and Michael R. Driscoll,Staff writer | September 27, 1991
Jazz is alive and well in Anne Arundel County, right in the heart ofBroadway -- Dick Gessner's Broadway Corner out on Revell Highway, tobe exact.Jim DeWitt's Brass Cameo Jazz Band has been playing there 8 p.m. Wednesday nights since July.Their stock in trade includes brass-oriented numbers from some ofthe top American composers of the 1930s, '40s and '50s, including Jerome Kerns, Harold Arlen, Duke Ellington, Hoagy Carmichael, Johnny Mercer, Jimmy Van Heusen and many others.The band is slowly developing a following of discriminating jazz fans.
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By SALLY BUCKLER | August 19, 1993
"Oh, man, it was incredible! The trip and the jazz festivals lived up to all our expectations and more."Barry Enzman, director of the Glenelg High School bands, says that the Glenelg Jazz Band's performances at the North Sea and Montreux jazz festivals in Europe were beautiful. "The kids played well. They knew they had to: We were facing very critical jazz audiences."How well did they do? At the North Sea Jazz Festival in the Netherlands, the audience gave them a standing ovation. At the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, the audience asked the Glenelg High School Jazz Band to do two encores.
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By SALLY BUCKLER | December 3, 1992
The fabulous 20-member Jazz Band of Glenelg High School excels, and the band's latest invitation proves it. The Jazz Band is one of only two high school bands invited to perform at the North Sea Jazz Festival in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and at the Montreux Festival in Montreux, Switzerland.Festival organizers rarely select amateur groups but chose the Glenelg band. The young musicians will be traveling to Europe next summer to perform at the festivals.If you'd like to hear this phenomenal group here at home, it'll be playing 6 p.m. Dec. 10 at Columbia Mall and at 3 p.m. Dec. 19 at Chatham Mall.
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By Betsy Diehl and Betsy Diehl,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | May 9, 2002
Sitting still is not easy at a performance of the Tom Principato and Rusty Bogart Swing Guitar Party band. So infectious are the rhythms that a quick survey at a recent performance at the 2nd Saturday Cafe in Columbia revealed feet tapping, heads bobbing and veggies plunging in and out of the dip in time with the beat. The intimate nightspot was tucked cozily into historic Oliver's Carriage House, home to Kittamaqundi Community Church, near Town Center. On the second Saturday each month, the 19th-century former stable is transformed into a hopping nightclub, boasting a bar, hors d'oeuvre buffet and live entertainment.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Wesley Case, The Baltimore Sun | March 6, 2013
Not all great ideas are fueled by bourbon, but the creation of Baltimore's NOVO Instrumental Festival was. Five years ago, Mobtown Studios' producer and co-owner Mat Leffler-Schulman shared a few drinks at the Windup Space with bar owner Russell de Ocampo. Leffler-Schulman, a recent transplant from Washington, noticed many of the instrumental bands he enjoyed recording also played the Windup Space regularly. "Russell said, 'Hey, we have all these wonderful bands, so let's highlight them,' " said Leffler-Schulman, a 36-year-old Tuscany-Canterbury resident.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Mary Carole McCauley, The Baltimore Sun | March 4, 2013
A Johns Hopkins brain scientist is finding a neurological basis for a notion that many people believe intuitively - that music is as much a form of language as Spanish or French. Charles Limb is one of just a handful of researchers worldwide studying what's going on in the brains of jazz musicians who compose on the fly. Some findings related to traditional language areas of the brain are what Limb expected to discover, though one key and recent result has surprised even him. But he's hoping that what he's learning may apply to creative activity and problem-solving of all sorts - whether writing a novel, designing a better mousetrap or devising a mathematical proof.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Colleen Jaskot, For The Baltimore Sun | February 27, 2013
Gregg Karukas was sitting in his car, waiting to meet someone, watching the afternoon Grammy awards ceremony stream on his iPhone for about 10 minutes, when he found out he won. Karukas, a Maryland native who will return to the area for a show in March, produced, co-wrote and arranged Omar Akram's album "Echoes of Love," which won Best New Age Album at the 55th Grammy Awards on Feb. 10. Since he didn't attend the ceremony, his immediate reaction...
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January 25, 2013
Though Jan. 21 was a school holiday for students around the country, a number of students were on a school campus earlier this week. McDaniel College welcomed nearly 100 Carroll County schoolchildren on Monday to the fourth annual Martin Luther King Day of celebration and reflection. From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., students of all ages participated in a variety of activities that celebrated King's life and provided a service to the community. "Every year, it is different," said Nora Muarry, coordinator for youth development and service-learning for Carroll County Public Schools.
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By Sloane Brown, For The Baltimore Sun | September 17, 2012
Baltimore's party season is off and running after getting its kickoff last night with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra gala, which many folks consider the unofficial start to the fall party season. The next three months may be the most intense time of year when it comes to the dozens of shindigs dedicated to raising money for a number of non-profit organizations. The parties themselves are as varied as the charities they support, and the crowds they draw. Flip-Flop Festivus When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept.
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | February 24, 2012
Hallie Day, a 24-year-old waitress at the the Cheesecake Factory in Towson, made it into the semi-finals on "American Idol" and will compete in a live telecast Wednesday. Day, who lives in Nottingham, says she hasn't sung much professionally, and her appearance Wednesday  will be her first with an audience that size. "I performed with the Jazz Caravan, a jazz band, one time," she said. "And then, I led worship at Second Presbyterian Church in Towson. Other than that, I haven't really performed a lot. So, a lot of this is very new to me. " Day, who says her favorite genre is "soul" music, says she started singing in church at age 5. "I loved the little solos that I would get, and I think that's maybe when the diva started to come out," she said with a laugh.
NEWS
January 13, 1993
Count Basie Orchestra, Jazz Band to performThe Count Basie Orchestra and the Glenelg High School Jazz Band will perform at 8 p.m. Feb. 2 at Glenelg High School.The concert will begin with the Glenelg High Jazz Band and the 19-member Count Basie Orchestra performing a blend of blues, classical and swing music.Tickets are $15 in advance and $18 at the door.Tickets may be obtained by mailing a check for $15 and a self-addressed, stamped envelope to Glenelg High School Band, Glenelg High School, 14025 Burnt Woods Road, Glenelg, Md. 21737.
NEWS
August 14, 1997
An article Aug. 7 in the entertainment section misidentified the director of the Naval Academy's band.Lt. Cmdr. Ralph M. Gambone is director of the concert band. Senior Chief Musician Randy L. Martell is director of the jazz band.The Sun regrets the errors.Pub Date: 8/14/97
SPORTS
Kevin Cowherd | October 2, 2011
Rafael Palmeiro strolled into the big sports memorabilia show at the Hilton Hotel in Pikesville Sunday wearing an orange sweater, jeans and a hip goatee that made him look like the bass player in a jazz band. He was nearly three hours late. His flight from Texas had been delayed. Mechanical problems, Palmeiro explained as a crowd quickly formed to have the former Orioles great sign baseballs and bats and whatever else was thrust in front of him. "First time back in Baltimore?" someone asked.
NEWS
By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun and Baltimore Sun reporter | August 24, 2011
Richard Lyle "Dick" Daniel, a retired Baltimore County public school music instructor who played with and led several jazz bands, died Monday of heart failure at Holy Spirit Hospital in Camp Hill, Pa. The longtime Finksburg resident was 79. The son of a paper mill worker and a homemaker, Mr. Daniel was born and raised in West Point, Va., where he graduated in 1950 from West Point High School. He served in the Air Force until 1951, when he was given an honorable medical discharge.
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