On Monday morning, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake took a “Crime and Grime” walk with community members of Baltimore’s Upton neighborhood. While there, she invited residents to attend the next Public Safety Forum, which is in the Central District this week.
I continue to marvel at the progression of the art form of jazz with the next generation of musicians and composers. What seems to be a growing trend are the multi-genre artists who play in various bands in which one minute they can play straight ahead, then segue into contemporary jazz, and from time to time even stretch out into some R&B. Such is the case for the debut release of multi-Grammy-award-winning keyboardist and composer Shaun Martin.