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








Our 12th ANNIVERSARY SHOW is scheduled for Saturday, June 8th, 2019 

It will feature vibraphonist, Warren Wolf Jr and his band with special guest, Sean Jones on trumpet.





 Saturday, September 14th  5:00 PM

Nina Anderson and Ying-Shan Su present – Arias, Art Songs and Musical Theater


Please join us for mid-September early evening of music including opera, art songs, spirituals, and musical theater. Soprano, Nina Anderson (our granddaughter) in collaboration with pianist Ying-Shan Su will be presenting this program in preparation of Ms. Anderson’s upcoming graduate school auditions.  The diverse repertoire of songs will feature the works of composers,  H.T. Burleigh, Florence Price, Hale Smith, Poulenc, Mozart, George Gershwin, Jerome Kern, and Kurt Weill.  All the concert proceeds will go to the musicians. 

Tickets are on sale now:  http://www.jazzway6004.org/buy_tickets_and_merchandise/


Nina has a GoFundMe site to help raise funds for her summer studies and graduate school auditions! It takes a great deal of money to be participate in summer arts programs and to apply to, and audition at graduate schools.  It's never an easy path for artists and we kindly ask for your support for this very talented, hard-working young singer to further her education.  Changes in need scholarship thresholds, Pell Grants and rising costs have created a short fall for many music students, including Nina. This is a young lady who performs regularly for her university obligations, holds down 3 part time jobs, is supporting herself independently  and still manages to maintains an A average. She works hard to try to avoid racking up a significant amount of debt. We do as much as we can to help, but unfortunately can't bankroll all of her expenses. 


Nina is doing great things and getting noticed and we hope she can continue without staggering debt!! You can contribute on her GoFundMe page and see clips of her beautiful junior recital at the University of Maryland. 






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 will continue in March 2019, as regularly scheduled.  The class usually meets every other week on 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 it at the beginning of 2020 again. 

Our selection committee is still evaluating the artist packages and will decide on the lineup in sometime before summer 2019.  

Please do not send us any more materials until 2020.







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




Jazzway is now 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. 



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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