This week's True Blue Jazz Minute: Breaking barriers with Billy Eckstine

Jul 24, 2017

Billy Eckstine's smooth baritone and distinctive vibrato broke down barriers throughout the 1940s, first as leader of the original bop big band, then as the first romantic black male in popular music.

This week's True Blue Jazz Minute: Jimmy Heath, a pawn shop, Bird and Trane

Jul 17, 2017

What do you do when your sax in a pawn shop? You borrow's your friend's horn...

This week's True Blue Jazz Minute: The masters of phrasing

Jul 9, 2017
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WWI tribute band will feature UMES musicians

Jun 1, 2017
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UMES' Dr. Isrea Butler embarks on a seminal personal journey this summer alongside young musicians who together will retrace the footsteps and performances - symbolically and literally - that will show how a World War I military band overcame segregation and changed history. 

ROCK HALL, Md.--Tokyo born jazz pianist Tadataka Unno pays tribute to his hero, the late Dick Morgan, in a concert with three of Morgan’s sidemen at The Mainstay in Rock Hall, Md., on Saturday May 20 at 8:00 p.m.