Arts District

Local Jazz Legend Returns

Saxophonist Gary Bartz plays An die Musik Friday & Saturday.

By John Lewis | June 25, 2014, 1:00 pm

-Gary Bartz
Arts District

Local Jazz Legend Returns

Saxophonist Gary Bartz plays An die Musik Friday & Saturday.

By John Lewis | June 25, 2014, 1:00 pm

-Gary Bartz

If you go to one jazz show this year, go see Gary Bartz at An die Musik this Friday or Saturday. Heck, if you attend one show all year, check out Bartz. It's a rare opportunity to see a master musician—a Baltimore native, who's played with everyone from Miles to McCoy—up close and personal at a venue devoted to premier listening experiences. I saw Bartz perform at the BMA over a decade ago, and it was transcendent. If his recent Coltrane-inspired album is any indication, these shows (at 8:00 & 9:30 pm) figure to be even more impressive. You also might want to bring some extra $$, because Bartz sells discs released on his own label, OYO, at shows. I picked up an excellent live recording, Soulstice, at the BMA, and it's been in regular rotation at my house ever since.




You May Also Like


The Chatter

Signal Station North Hopes to Light Up the Neighborhood at Night

New initiative aims to draw foot traffic by illuminating artwork and businesses.

The Chatter

How to Celebrate MLK Day in Baltimore

Honor Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy with kids' programs, yoga, arts, and more.

MaxSpace

Movie Review: Little Women

In the hands of Greta Gerwig and her wonderful cast, the classic feels fresh.


Arts District

Everyman's 'Orient Express' Experience Reaches Far Beyond the Script

On stage surprises and specialty drinks enhance the theater's holiday performance.

The Chatter

Cardinal Shehan Choir Heads Back to ‘The View’ on MLK Day

This time, the group will be joined by Krieger Schechter and sing with Billy Porter.

The Chatter

What Did Baltimore Google in 2019?

Here are the topics and trends that got Charm City talking this year.

Connect With Us

Most Read


Maryland Politicians React to Trump Impeachment: Local leaders reflect and look ahead at Senate trial.

Gervonta Davis Wins Another World Title Belt, Eyes ‘Big Year’ Ahead: West Baltimore’s own was bruised, but not beaten in longest fight of his pro career.

Meet the Ravens’ 25-Year-Old, Number-Crunching Whiz Who Has John Harbaugh’s Ear: Park School alum Daniel Stern helps call the game-changing shots for his hometown team.

Maryland Native Maggie Rogers Receives First Grammy Nomination: The singer-songwriter was nominated for “Best New Artist” alongside big-name acts.

Four Key Updates on the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra: Here’s what the BSO has been up to since performances resumed in September.