Jazz

February 19, 2019 | Bryan Gallion

Mid Atlantic Jazz Festival Celebrates 10th Year in Rockville

The Mid Atlantic Jazz Festival celebrated its 10th year this past weekend at Rockville’s Hilton Hotel. A renewal of the former East Coast Jazz Festival, this three-day event showcases the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area’s renowned jazz artists, up-and-coming acts and student ensembles, as well as popular touring musicians. The festival was developed by a committee […]

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June 23, 2017 | Phyllis Armstrong

Bethesda Blues & Jazz Youth Orchestra Prepares for First Recital (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

The sounds of young musicians will fill The Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club on Monday, June 26. It will be the first public performance by the new Bethesda Blues & Jazz Youth Orchestra. The group started rehearsing at the supper club in April. The Supper Club’s owner Rick Brown established a foundation to support […]

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February 21, 2017 | Staff Writer

Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival Attracts Music Lovers from Around the Region (VIDEO)

The Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival took place at the Hilton Hotel in Rockville from Feb. 16-19. Watch this MyMCMedia Extra video, below, for some sights and sounds from the festival: I am sooo digging the Blues Alley Youth Orchesa right now! #MAJF — Stacey Williams (@tonedeafe) February 19, 2017 #MAJF is a real party! Come and […]

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December 18, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Montgomery County to Celebrate Local Olympic Athletes on Dec. 19 (PHOTOS)

UPDATED Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett is planning to celebrate the county’s Olympic athletes and their extraordinary accomplishments at a special event at 7 p.m. on Dec. 19 at the Silver Spring Civic Building, and you are invited to attend. County spokesperson Judy Stiles said Olympians Jack Conger, Katie Ledecky, and Ashley Nee have confirmed […]

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April 7, 2016 | Staff Writer

Kensington Celebrates the International Day of the Book on April 24 (VIDEO)

Kensington is gearing up for its annual International Day of the Book festival, which is set for April 24 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. along Howard Avenue. MyMCMedia’s Sonya Burke recently sat down with author Steve Piacente, who is the book festival’s master of ceremonies, to find out more about this year’s event. Take […]

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April 4, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Artist Spotlight: Molly Ringwald (VIDEO & PHOTO)

Many know Molly Ringwald as America’s quintessential teen from the 80s. Her movies “Sixteeen Candles” and “The Breakfast Club” immediately pop into mind. But decades after her iconic roles, Molly Ringwald is back, but this time as a jazz singer. Ringwald released her debut album “Except Sometimes” back in 2013. She is now on tour […]

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March 7, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Artist Spotlight: Cassandra Allen (PHOTO & VIDEO)

The Mansion at Strathmore will be filled with the sounds of Mediterranean folk music this week with the vocal stylings of Artist in Residence Cassandra Allen. Allen will put on her residency concerts on March 9th and 23rd at 7:30 p.m. Allen’s second performance on March 23rd will feature a debut piece commissioned by Strathmore. […]

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February 16, 2016 | Staff Writer

Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival Returns to Rockville (VIDEO)

Jazz lovers from around the country attended the Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival at the Rockville Hilton on Feb. 12-14. The main stage performances featured such artists as trumpeter Terence Blanchard, Poncho Sanchez and Latin Jazz his band, guitarist Dave Stryker, saxophonist Paul Carr, pianist Joey Calderazzo and his Trio, singer Kurt Elling, and singer Janine Gilbert Carter to name just a […]

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February 10, 2016 | Staff Writer

Sandy Spring Museum Jazz in the Round Features Mark G Meadows and Rochelle Rice (VIDEO)

Jazz pianist, vocalist and composer Mark G Meadows is joined by singer songwriter Rochelle Rice for the next Jazz in the Round concert at Sandy Spring Museum Friday, Feb. 12 at 8 p.m. This special Valentine’s show offers an intimate performance in the museum’s Rotunda. Mark G Meadows was recently named both 2014 “Artist of […]

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January 11, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Artist Spotlight: Music Legend David Bowie Dies of Cancer at 69 (VIDEOS & PHOTO)

Singer and music icon David Bowie died on Sunday, January 10, two days after his 69th birthday and the release of his latest album “Blackstar.” Bowie’s death was confirmed on his Facebook page where the following statement was released: “David Bowie died peacefully today surrounded by his family after a courageous 18 month battle with […]

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