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The Avenue Bakery Bakes Jazz with Their Rolls

Rosa Pryor-Trusty | 4/20/2018, 6 a.m.
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Hello everyone, how are you doing? I am doing much better thank you. I am not quite back in the saddle yet, but I am moving in that direction. I did my first outing at our Baltimore Times “Bangin’ with the Boomers” Luncheon, which was very nice. I want to thank all my fans, followers and friends of “Rambling Rose” column for being there. It truly was a great start to our monthly party for the “Young at Heart”. I hope you enjoyed yourselves, and next month it will be bigger and better. So keep reading my column and you will know know where the next luncheon will take place.

Now, I want to talk to you about a friend of mine, James Hamlin, who built, manages and is the owner of a bakery in the heart of Pennsylvania Avenue. He has incorporated the thoughts, history, pictures and murals into a company called “Royal Theater and Community Heritage Corporation that will preserve our legacy forever. Inside the bakery while smelling the fresh baked rolls and pastries pulled from the oven, you can enjoy the gallery through the bakery inside and out. Not so long ago, he attached a courtyard to the bakery with a built in band stand stage, covered tents and tables to feature live jazz every month free and open to the community. They serve food and cocktails while you listen to some dynamite live entertainment.

On Saturday, April 21st from 1-5 p.m., the Baltimore Jazz Alliance and the Royal Theater and Community Heritage Corporation celebrates “Jazz Appreciation Month, featuring Baltimore Jazz artists “Spice and the Andrey Haskins Quartet. This free concert will be held at the Avenue Bakery, 2229 Pennsylvania Avenue in Baltimore. They will also have food and drinks, a raffle with great prizes including BJA’s own Musical Instrument Petting Zoo, a chance for young children to learn about and experience the instruments of jazz. Check it out, I promise you, you will enjoy.

FYI: Don’t forget “The Crew Friday Nite Oldies” at the Caton Castle every 3rd Friday from 8 p.m. until 1 a.m. call 410-675-6379 for more information.

FYI: Winard Harper Sextet with Anthony Ware, Charlie Siglar, Vincent Dupont, Norman Simmons will perform at the Caton Castle 20 S. Caton Avenue on Saturday April 21 from 6-10 p.m. For information, call 410-566-7086.

FYI: “Jazz Concerts for Seniors” will feature John Lamkin II Ensemble at the Catonsville Senior Center, 501 N. Rolling Road, in Baltimore on Wednesday, April 25 at 12:45 p.m. For more information, call 410-887-0900.

FYI: For our jazz lovers; Michael Feinberg, bassist and bandleader will perform at “An Die Musik” in Baltimore on April 27. For more information, call 646-613-1101.

Well, my dear friends, I am out of space and time, I got to go, but remember if you need me, call me at 410-833-9474 or email me at rosapryor@aol.com. UNTIL THE NEXT TIME, I’M MUSICALLY YOURS