Black History Month ends with a bang!
Rosa Pryor-Trusty | 2/28/2014, 6 a.m.
Hello everyone, how are you? Well, I hope. Well, this has been a hell-la-va month. I tell you my friends, between the ice storm, the snow and the cold, it has not been easy to go out and have fun in the clubs and other venues. Most of us have “house-O-phobia.” Hopefully, it is all over and we’ll see nothing but sunshine from this day forward.
Well, ending this Black History Month in the local entertainment world is the Carl Grubbs Ensemble with special guest John Blake Jr., presented by Contemporary Arts Inc. If you enjoy good jazz live on stage, then this is where you should be. The Carl Grubbs Ensemble features internationally renowned saxophonist Carl Grubbs, Eric Byrd on piano, Blake Meister on bass, John Lamkin, III on drums and jazz violinist extraordinaire, John Blake, Jr. This event will be held at the Randallstown Community Center, located at 3505 Resource Dr. in Randallstown on Friday, February 28, from 6-8 p.m. The concert is FREE, but you must reserve your free tickets online at www.instantseats.com/events/ContemporaryArts. For more information, call Barbara Grubbs at 410-944-2909.
Mark your calendars for upcoming events. Live music at the world famous Lexington Market is off the hook! They have double the fun and entertainment by having the best of the best groups and singers every Friday and Saturday from 12 noon until 2 p.m. thanks to Marketing & Promotional Manager, Darlene Hudson. Honey child, it is awesome! On Saturday, March 1, the group Part Harmony, an R&B acapppella group will perform. On Friday, March 7 my dear friend ‘Swamp Dog’ will be singing some good ole blues.
You are all invited to Maceo’s Lounge on Monroe Street to see my group, “Signature Live!” on Thursday, March 6, from 6-10 p.m. I promise you, you won’t be sorry.
“Jazz Expressways Foundation Jazz Breakfast” is back! They are having their “Jazz Breakfast” on Saturday, March 8 at the Forest Park Senior Center, 4801 Liberty Heights Avenue from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. featuring my favorite organists, The Greg Hatza ORGANization. Breakfast is served until 12 p.m. The affair is BYOB, so whatever you drink; beer, water, wine, cocktails, bring it with you. For ticket information, call Howard Easley at 410-323-7295. I will see you there!
I am out of space, so just remember if you need me, call me at 410-833-9474 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. UNTIL THE NEXT TIME, I’M MUSICALLY YOURS.