For Immediate Release:

Contacts: Marianne Matheny- Katz 410-952-5582

 

Howard Katz

410-952-4528

 

                                        and Sarah Titford

410-340-8952

 

 

JAZZWAY 6004 CELEBRATES 10TH ANNIVERSARY
HOUSE CONCERT VENUE IN BALTIMORE HIGHLIGHTS AND PRESERVES JAZZ

Warren Wolf and Charenee Wade Headline on June 24th (SOLD OUT) -and Christie Dashiell on September 23rd

Since June of 2007, the nonprofit Jazzway 6004 has been forging a small quiet revolution in the preservation and presentation of live jazz which jazz’s top magazine DownBeat recognized in 2009 as one of the finest house concert venues in the country.  Founders Howard and Marianne Katz have devoted their efforts and finances to presenting jazz concerts in their home while building and expanding new jazz audiences.  Their successful formula has yielded over 80 concerts, garnered the loyalty and admiration of many of the nation’s best jazz performers and expanded the community of jazz aficionados with many sold out shows. The sold out Jazzway10-year anniversary concert on Saturday, June 24 at 8pm showcases vibraphonist Warren Wolf with his quartet and special guest vocalist Charenee Wade, who was the first runner up in the 2010 Thelonious Monk Vocal Competition.  Warren started off the Jazzway series in June 2007 and has performed at each anniversary concert with a special guest. The Jazzway tenth season continues on September 23rd with DC vocalist Christie Dashiell, previously with Afro Blue of Howard University.  Dashiell is one of the best new voices in jazz and has been sought after as a featured vocalist by many regional artists for their recording projects.

 

At Jazzway, enthusiastic concert goers can expect to hear the highest quality music from present and future jazz stars, take part in a meet and greet with the artists and be treated to homemade desserts, fresh fruit and gourmet cheeses. All in the Katz’s welcoming mid-century modern home in the northern Roland Park area of Baltimore.  It’s like attending the best private party you’ve even been to – only with the caliber of jazz you’d expect to hear at the Blue Note in New York City.

 

House concerts have long been a vehicle for presenting folk and classical music, but jazz house concerts have been less popular.  You can find a number of these DIY venues in New York City and Los Angeles, some of them very storied, like Sista’s Place in Brooklyn.  But most cities have few, if any, intimate listening rooms for jazz.

 

Marianne and Howard decided in 2007 that because there was a woeful lack of performance venues and opportunities in Baltimore compared with a plethora of highly talented jazz musicians, someone had to do something. The overhead cost of presenting concert series in existing venues around Baltimore was a high hurdle to overcome, so they became experts in the process of producing house concerts.

 

The drawback with many house concerts is that they are casual in their reservation approach. The Katz’s wanted to guarantee that musicians would walk away with a decent night’s pay, so they put in place a website to deliver clear information, a regular schedule and a ticket reservation system. In addition, they wanted to stress hospitality to distinguish themselves from other concert experiences so they included homemade desserts and other treats after the concert to show patrons that they are appreciated.

 

The September 23rd concert will open Jazzway’s 2017 fall season with Christie Dashiell and her band performing songs from her acclaimed first recording “Time All Mine”.

 

WHO:                           Christie Dashiell Quartet                                                           

 

WHAT:                          Fall opening concert for the Jazzway6004 10th season

 

WHEN:                         Saturday, September 23rd at 8:00 pm

 

WHERE:                        6004 Hollins Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21210

 

ADDITIONAL INFO:      Tickets are $22-$38. For more visit: www.jazzway6004.org or call 410.952.4528

 

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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.  

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