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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November 7, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Fifth Graders Experience Blues at Jazz Concert at Strathmore (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Public Schools fifth graders recently experienced the blues at a jazz concert at the Music Center at Strathmore. MCPS-TV reports. Visit our PEG partner MCPS TV to view more of its local programming.

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May 12, 2015 | Aline Barros

Award-Winner Jazz Saxophonist and Former MCPS Student Visits MCM Studios (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

He has played all over the country. He has shared the stage with Jazz legends such as George Duke, Eric Benét, Chuck Brown and more. Elijah Balbed, a former MCPS student, celebrated the release of his new album Lessons From the Streets on May 4 at the MCM studios. Balbed is a composer and saxophonist- who grew […]

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February 19, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Mid Atlantic Jazz Festival (VIDEO)

Thousands of jazz lovers from across the country attended the Mid Atlantic Jazz Festival at the Rockville Hilton on Feb. 13-16. Concert goers were treated to performances by such artists as Chad Carter, Ellis Marsalis, Delfeayo Marsalis, Allan Harris, Warren Wolf, Graig Handy, Patrice Rushen, Tierney Sutton, Marcus Strickland and James Carter to name just […]

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January 21, 2015 | Staff Writer

Gaithersburg Arts Barn Presents the Rick Whitehead Trio

Arts on the Green presents an evening of jazz with guitarist Rick Whitehead and his trio at the Arts Barn January 31 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25, $12 for youth 18 and under. For ticket purchase and information call 301.258.6394 or visit the Gaithersburg website. Highly acclaimed and offering an exceptional jazz experience, the Rick […]

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October 31, 2014 | Staff Writer

Fifth Graders Take Field Trip to Strathmore (VIDEO)

More than 11,000 fifth grade students visited the Music Center at Strathmore last month. MCPS and Strathmore collaborated with the jazz education organization JazzReach to offer a new blues program. MCPS-TV reports. Visit our PEG partner MCPS TV to view more of its local programming.   Related:

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