A Brief History of Jazzway 6004

                                                                                                  Photo: Tia Fuller, Warren Wolf, Marianne Matheny-Katz, Jeff Reed, Eric Kennedy - taken by Leo Howard Lubow


Jazzway 6004 is a creative arts 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization and concert series venue, that presents 6 to 8 concerts per year. Jazzway's listening environment is located in Baltimore County, near Lake Roland Park. The location is the home of jazz vocalist Marianne Matheny-Katz and her husband, businessman Howard Katz. The elegant mid-century modern home was built in 1966 by a well-known Baltimore bookie who hosted lavish, high-profile soirees at the house. Local legend has it that both Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra were guests here. Marianne and Howard purchased the house in 2005 and completely refurbished the home and moved in at the end of 2006. When deciding what to do with the ground floor, the Katzes decided to create a casual listening room that they would open to the public. Their first concert took place on June 1, 2007. 

Between 2007 and 2020, the Katzes hosted between 6 and 12 concerts per year at Jazzway (about 90 concerts), featuring an impressive roster of local, national and international jazz luminaries. The list includes, Warren Wolf, Rachel Price, Craig Alston, Eric Kennedy, Tim Warfield, Todd Marcus, Cyrus Chestnut, Antonio Hart, Tim Green, Terell Stafford, Nicolas Payton, Orrin Evans, JD Walter, Jay Clayton, Gary Thomas, Sean Jones, Curtis Fuller, Larry Willis, Winard Harper, Jimmy Greene, Karin Allyson, Charenee Wade, Nicki Parrot, Tia Fuller and Benny Golson. 

The warm, comfortable and welcoming space at Jazzway 6004 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.

Jazzway closed in March 2020 due to Covid-19. Now, after almost 4 years, Jazzway is reopening for a holiday concert on December 23rd and plans a full 6-concert series in 2024, including a streaming option. We look forward to welcoming back our loyal patrons, new friends and of course, our favorite musical artists.