Three jazz concerts in a club-like setting, featuring respected performers from the region and New York City’s jazz scene, will take place at the Waterfowl Building in Easton with music this summer. The series marks the debut of live performances presented by Jazz Alive, a charitable foundation based in Talbot County, at the historic Waterfowl Building’s Festival Hall. Located at 40 South Harrison Street, the popular venue serves as the headquarters for the Waterfowl Festival held annually in November.
Jazz Alive brings the Hot Club of Baltimore on July 24, 2021 at 7pm.
The Hot Club of Baltimore performs arrangements of the Django Reinhardt repertoire, French waltzes, and Trad Jazz. The ensemble boasts a variety of configurations including an instrumental trio of two guitars and upright bass, a classic quintet with violin, a late 40’s configuration adding piano, drums, and horns, and a Django Big Band inspired by Reinhardt’s legendary performance with Duke Ellington at Carnegie Hall. Hot Club of Baltimore has been featured multiple times on Jon Larsen’s Django Festival, an annual compilation of the best Gypsy jazz in the world.
All concerts begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are $35 for adults and $15 for students and are available at jazz-alive.org or at the door the day of the event. A cash bar and light hors d’oeuvres will be available for purchase. Proceeds from ticket and concession sales support Jazz Alive’s mission of providing educational support in developing future artists and preserving this great art form through school and community programs.