Jazzway 6004 is a creative arts 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization and concert series that promotes straight ahead jazz and blues in respectful and an intimate listening environment. One of our goals is to build jazz audiences in Baltimore and present the best in local and touring jazz and developed primarily to showcase the tremendous wealth of jazz talent in the area. Jazzway 6004 opened in 2007 and presents 6 to 8 concerts per year. Jazzway's listening environment is located in Baltimore County, near Lake Roland, in the home of local jazz vocalist Marianne Matheny-Katz and her husband, Howard Katz. The elegant mid-century modern home was built in 1966 by a well-known Baltimore bookie who hosted lavish, high-profile soirees. Local legend has it that both Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra were guests here. Marianne and Howard refurbished the home, created a listening room on the ground floor and opened it to the public in 2007. This warm, comfortable and welcoming space is the ideal setting to experience live music and then mingle with the artists afterwards with a cup of coffee, glass of wine and homemade desserts. Jazzway has presented over 90 concerts since opening in 2007. In the words of saxophonist and educator, Tim Warfield “There is NOTHING like Jazzway ANYWHERE on the east coast and probably in the US. It’s an experience, not just a venue"
We are located at:
6004 Hollins Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21210
Jazzway is currently closed
COVID-19 & Website Announcement from Jazzway 6004
First, we sincerely hope all of you are doing well and staying safe and healthy during this uncertain time of the COVID-19 pandemic and it's variants.
AN ANNOUNCEMENT ABOUT OUR WEBSITE:
We have CHANGED OUR WEBSITE ADDRESS TO www.jazzway6004.com. The old jazzway6004.org site is no longer in service. We remain a 501c3 non-profit. Please send any Jazzway related e-mail messages for now, to firstname.lastname@example.org. We are working on getting a new e-mail set up for the new website address.
ABOUT COVID-19 AND IT'S AFTERMATH:
Jazzway has been closed since March 2020 because of COVID-19 and it's variants. We do plan to open again when vaccinations are widespread and it is considered safe to meet in large groups.
You can contact us by e-mail at email@example.com if you have any questions or concerns.
If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation to Jazzway it would be much appreciated, especially at this time. When we cancel a show we are charged all service fees for refunded tickets, so donations will help a great deal to defray unexpected costs incurred during this past year and a half. To donate, go to our home page https://jazzway6004.com/ and scroll down to “Please donate to Jazzway 6004” and click the “Donate” button.
We thank you again for your continued support of the concerts and the musicians at Jazzway and we encourage everyone to be safe and to take all precautions recommended by public health officials. We look forward to seeing you again as soon as restrictions are lifted, and public health officials recommend a return to normal social contact. Please be well.
Marianne & Howard Katz
Tell Me More and Then Some - our documentary about jazz in Baltimore with director Jon Henry is available for viewing on YouTube in episode format.
The Tell Me More and Then Some documentary project has been going on for many years. We are happy to announce that we have 5 episodes of spectacular history now available! The episodes feature Baltimore's best jazz musicians and historians telling the story of Pennsylvania Avenue and the African American jazz history of Baltimore City.
The Tell Me More and Then Some project was produced by Paratime Pictures, Jazzway 6004, and Nanny Jack & Co. It was originally intended to be a feature length film. Despite raising the money to interview countless musicians, digitize long-lost archival film reels, discover historical photographs, and produce the film with a skeleton crew, we struggled to raise enough money to release the movie through the film festival circuit.
Regardless that we couldn't release it in the theater, we did raise enough to produce it. The film features archival photos and moving image from the U.S. Library of Congress, the National Archives, the Maryland Historical Society, the New York Public Library and more. The five episodes feature photos and moving image from regional archives like Nanny Jack & Co. and the Mid-Atlantic Moving Image Archive. The episodes also feature interviews with musicians like Gary Bartz, Cyrus Chestnut, Dennis Chambers, Dontae Winslow and more.
The goal of the Tell Me More and Then Some project was to help preserve the history and legacy of African American jazz music and culture in Baltimore City. We decided to break up the film into episodes and release them on YouTube for educational purposes. Please feel free to share this work, as we feel that it could be used to help arm people with the knowledge to preserve history, know their community and give back and create.
You can see all available episodes HERE
All of the people who contributed to fundraising for this project are thanked and acknowledged in the closing credits of the film. THANK YOU!
The Charm City Jazz Combos instruction sessions with Alan Blackman have also been suspended until further notice
For more information, contact Alan Blackman at 410-365-9983 or e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit Charm City Combos.
ARTIST SUBMISSIONS ARE CURRENTLY CLOSED:
We will reopen the period for artist submissions in 2022, and will be evaluated by our selection committee.
Jazzway is part of the AmazonSmile program!
Jazzway is happy to report that we are now participating in the Amazon Smile program for charitable organizations. This means that Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice. In this case, that 0.5% can be donated to the Jazzway 501 c3 every time you shop, if you select Jazzway as your charity.
How does AmazonSmile work?
When first visiting AmazonSmile, (go to https://smile.amazon.com/ ), customers are prompted to select a charitable organization from almost one million eligible organizations. In order to browse or shop at AmazonSmile, customers must first select a charitable organization. For eligible purchases at AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to the customer’s selected charitable organization. You should bookmark your AmazonSmile site, so you can always return to it when you are shopping.
For more information about the AmazonSmile program, go to http://smile.amazon.com/about.
Our concerts have high overhead costs. We incur the same amount in music licensing fees and insurance that larger commercial venues incur, but we wish to sustain a high payout to musicians along with hospitality amenities they often don't get elsewhere. In order to continue to bring you these wonderful concerts without decreasing the benefits to the musicians, please consider making a tax deductible donation to Jazzway. Any donation, large or small will be much appreciated and will help us to retain our high standards.
Thanks! Howard & Marianne