Over the 20 plus years that I’ve been teaching private jazz lessons I’ve had a number of students ask about ensembles they could join to get that jazz band playing experience. Up to now in the Baltimore area, there hasn’t been anything I could recommend. Well, I am thrilled to announce Charm City Combos, my new performance opportunity for adults that are interested in learning the art of jazz but may have day jobs in other fields or have taken jazz lessons in college but never gotten around to forming a band or perhaps just don’t know how to get started finding like-minded musicians. We are partnering with Jazzway 6004, an amazing non-profit jazz concert venue, to be our rehearsal space, complete with grand piano, drum set and PA and I’ll be forming up combos of roughly 4-7 people based on musical experience and skill level. Whether you are a total adult beginner or maybe someone retired from your career and interested in getting back into playing your instrument, Charm City Combos is a great chance to join an ensemble, get excellent mentoring and instruction and work towards public performances on a recurring basis.

So if this sounds like something you or someone you know would be interested in, email me at iplayjazzpiano@hotmail.com or call/text 410-365-9983.

Thanks and I look forward to diving in to some music-making with you very soon!