The Keystone Korner Baltimore at 1350 Lancaster Street in Harbor East in Baltimore will have its Grand Opening on International Jazz Day, Tuesday, April 30th, 2019, with the Ron Carter Trio with Russell Malone and Donald Vega. Showtimes at 7 & 9 pm, and we are are happy and proud to share with you a preview of our Grand Opening Poster being published next week.
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Looking forward to seeing you there soon, Todd Barkan
I am very proud and happy to be introducing and sharing a magical Pittsburgh Jazz Documentary, “We Knew What We Had: The Greatest Jazz Story Never Told,” at a free-admission Listening Party at the Varis Leichtman Studio at Jazz at Lincoln Center on Friday, February 8th, beginning at 7 pm. The film explores the unique cultural streams that came together in the 1800s and 1900s to create the special Pittsburgh community that nurtured so many iconic jazz innovators such as Earl Fatha Hines, Mary Lou Williams, Ray Brown, Billy Strayhorn, Ahmad Jamal, Billy Eckstine, Roy Eldridge, Kenny Clarke, Erroll Garner, Art Blakey, Roy Eldridge, George Benson, and Stanley Turrentine.
Freddy Cole and I are very excited that the 20th Album we have worked on together, MY MOOD IS YOU on HighNote Records has been nominated for a Grammy as BEST JAZZ VOCAL ALBUM. The Grammy Ceremonies are coming up this Sunday, February 10, at 8 pm:
Todd Barkan has won a 2018 TELLY AWARD at the 39th Annual Telly Awards “Honoring Excellence In Video and Television Across All Screens” for helping to curate the music for the outstanding Pittsburgh Jazz Documentary “We Knew What We Had: The Greatest Jazz Story Never Told,” which has been very widely shown nationally on PBS this year.
Todd Barkan is very proud and happy to be on the same faculty with two of my all-time heroes, grandmaster drummer/educators Billy Hart and Alvester Garnett, for the JAZZ HOUSE KIDS SUMMER WORKSHOP at Montclair State University for the first 2 weeks of August.