JAZZWAY 6004 (501c3)



Jazzway 6004 is a 501c3 non-profit organization that promotes straight ahead jazz and blues in an affordable and intimate setting and helps build local jazz audiences for our talented area musicians.  The organization and venue developed out of a need for more jazz venues in Baltimore to showcase the tremendous wealth of jazz talent in our area.

We are located at:

6004 Hollins Avenue

Baltimore, MD 21210

Phone: 410-952-4528


Visit the Marianne Matheny-Katz website: M2KJazz



Thank you to the following generous donors for helping support our mission to present the best in Jazz:


John Arrington

Victoria Bradley & Joseph Coons

Vanessa Brooks

Bruce Carlson

Larry Love & Dr. Deborah Love

Paula Phillips







In honor of Women's History Month, Jazzway is featuring:

The Women of Baltimore Jazz Collective

Saturday, March 28th 2020



This dynamic band includes Delandria Mills - flute/vocals, Charmaine Michelle - trumpet, Rachel Winder - saxophone/guitar/vocals, Sheritta Harris - drums, Janelle Gill-piano and Shannon Wright - bass.  


Tickets are now posted on the website!




Marianne will be presenting The Joni Chronicles  at

Germano's Piattini

Friday, February 7, 2020

Doors open at 6:00 PM

You can purchase tickets at



or directly at Instant Seats





Starting in June 2019, Jazzway will limit its season to 6 concerts each year - 3 in the fall and 3 in the spring, because of music licensing constraints. 



Tell Me More and Then Some - our documentary about jazz in Baltimore with director Jon Henry is now available for viewing on YouTube in episode format. 

The Tell Me More and Then Some documentary project has been going on for many years. We are happy to announce that we have 5 episodes of spectacular history now available! The episodes feature Baltimore's best jazz musicians and historians telling the story of Pennsylvania Avenue and the African American jazz history of Baltimore City.


 The Tell Me More and Then Some project was produced by Paratime Pictures, Jazzway 6004, and Nanny Jack & Co. It was originally intended to be a feature length film. Despite raising the money to interview countless musicians, digitize long-lost archival film reels, discover historical photographs, and produce the film with a skeleton crew, we struggled to raise enough money to release the movie through the film festival circuit. 

Regardless that we couldn't release it in the theater, we did raise enough to produce it. The film features archival photos and moving image from the  U.S. Library of Congress, the National Archives, the Maryland Historical Society, the New York Public Library and more. The five episodes feature photos and moving image from regional archives like Nanny Jack & Co. and the Mid-Atlantic Moving Image Archive. The episodes also feature interviews with musicians like Gary Bartz, Cyrus Chestnut, Dennis Chambers, Dontae Winslow and more.

The goal of the Tell Me More and Then Some project was to help preserve the history and legacy of African American jazz music and culture in Baltimore City. We decided to break up the film into episodes and release them on YouTube for educational purposes. Please feel free to share this work, as we feel that it could be used to help arm people with the knowledge to preserve history, know their community and give back and create.


You can see all 5 of the episodes at:




There are additional clips you can watch if you subscribe to the page!!


All of the people who contributed to fundraising for this project are thanked and acknowledged in the closing credits of the film. THANK YOU!




The Charm City Jazz Combos instruction sessions with Alan Blackman have ended for 2019 with their concert on November 9th.  Alan will continue his session in March 2020.  The class usually meets every other week on Saturday or Sunday afternoons.

For more information, contact Alan Blackman at 410-365-9983 or e-mail him at iplayjazzpiano@hotmail.com. The Charm City Combos website is:





We have closed the period for accepting Artist requests to perform at Jazzway for the 2019-2020 season. We will reopen the period for artist submissions at the end of 2020. 

Our selection committee is still evaluating the artist packages and will decide on the lineup in December 2019 or January 2020.   

Please do not send us any more materials until the end of  2020.




Visit our Buy Tickets and Merchandise page or the Events page to order tickets.




Jazzway is part of the AmazonSmile program!


Jazzway is happy to report that we are now participating in the Amazon Smile program for charitable organizations. This means that Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice.  In this case, that 0.5% can be donated to the Jazzway 501 c3 every time you shop, if you select Jazzway as your charity.


How does AmazonSmile work? When first visiting AmazonSmile, (go to https://smile.amazon.com/ ), customers are prompted to select a charitable organization from almost one million eligible organizations. In order to browse or shop at AmazonSmile, customers must first select a charitable organization. For eligible purchases at AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to the customer’s selected charitable organization. You should bookmark your AmazonSmile site, so you can always return to it when you are shopping.


For more information about the AmazonSmile program, go to http://smile.amazon.com/about. 



Upcoming Events

  • 03/28/2020
    Celebrating Women’s History Month, Jazzway presents the Baltimore Women in Jazz Collective - Baltimore, Maryland

Baltimore Jazz Documentary

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Please donate to Jazzway 6004

Our concerts have high overhead costs.  We incur the same amount in music licensing fees and insurance that larger commercial venues incur, but we wish to sustain a high payout to musicians along with hospitality amenities they often don't get elsewhere.  In order to continue to bring you these wonderful concerts without decreasing the benefits to the musicians, please consider making a tax deductible donation to Jazzway.  Any donation, large or small will be much appreciated and will help us to retain our high standards.  

Thanks! Howard & Marianne