SALISBURY, Md. – Mayor Jake Day, National Folk Festival Local Manager Caroline O’Hare, and the National Council for the Traditional Arts are excited to announce that attendance estimates have been tallied, and the National Folk Festival in Salisbury, Maryland drew approximately 63,000 attendees in its inaugural year.

“It’s an unequivocal success,” said Mayor Jake Day. “We expected to draw record crowds Downtown over the course of the weekend, and we did. The fact that there were so many attendees in spite of all that rain just makes it even more impressive.”

This week's True Blue Jazz Minute: Vibraphonist Lem Winchester

Mar 26, 2018

Vibraphonist Lem Winchester was among the first African Americans to patrol the streets of Wilmington, Del., as a police officer in the late 1950s before becoming a full-time jazz musician.  

TRUE BLUE JAZZ Inc. (TBJAZZ), is an Independent Jazz Festival which focuses on “Straight Ahead” or “Mainstream” Jazz, and is a partner of WESM 91.3 FM. 

This week's True Blue Jazz Minute: jazz and education

Mar 22, 2018

Lives are transformed when a child is put together with a musical instrument!

Late jazz aficionado leaves music collection to UMES

Mar 16, 2018
UMES Office of Public Relations

James Biays Young spent a rich-and-full life collecting jazz recordings and books about “America's classical music,” and now the fruits of those twin obsessions are entrusted to the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.  

Before Young, a Baltimorean by birth who retired to Ocean Pines, died in mid-February he donated some 5,000-plus compact discs to UMES, a decision influenced by the campus being home to a jazz-format FM radio station.  

Dick Durham's 75th Jazz Jam at The Mainstay Sat., Nov. 18

Nov 8, 2017

The spectacular jazz pianist Dick Durham returns to The Mainstay in Rock Hall, MD on Saturday November 18, 2017 at 7:00 p.m to celebrate his 75th birthday with the music he loves in a jazz jam featuring a multitude of friends. Admission is $20 if purchased in advance and $23 at the door. Information and advance ticket sales are available at the Mainstay’s website http://www.mainstayrockhall.org. Reservations to pay at the door can be made by calling 410-639-9133.