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Billie Holiday Music Festival 2005 :: : The Number One Jazz News Resource On The Net :: Jazz News Daily: Billie Holiday Music Festival 2005
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Jazz News Fifth Annual Billie Holiday Music Festival
Billie Holiday, born April 7, 1915 died July 17,1959 Fifth Annual Billie Holiday Music Festival is accepting jazz poems (poets), artist renditions, bands and singers who invoke the style of Billie Holiday. Please submit tapes/poems, etc. for performances Memorial Holiday Weekend May, 29-30 in various venues in Baltimore and North Arts District. The Billie Holiday Music Festival features big Bands, songwriters, and singers who have auditioned thru tapes. The singers invoke but do not imitate the music of Billie Holiday. Email: for information on submitting tapes. Date April 7th 2005 Billie Holiday Birthday Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 Where: Billie Holiday Memorial Wreath Placing and Musical performance Pennsylvania and Lafayette Avenue Baltimore, Maryland Info 410 243 8882

Date: Saturday, May 28, 2005 Time 9:30 Dress: Casual Admission: free Where: New Haven Lounge 1552 Havenwood Rd Northwood Shopping Center Baltimore, MD 21218 Singers, winners in past Mayors Billie Holiday Vocal Contest, evoke the style of Billie Holiday. Featuring the Jump Street Band with special guest. The perennial question is why does the best jazz nightclub in Baltimore call a forlorn strip mall on Loch Raven Boulevard home? The New Haven Lounge doesn't seem to care. It always wins “best jazz venue” awards, and not because there's a dearth of such clubs here and everywhere. It wins by merit, attracting national acts and keeping the best local jazz cats in business. In that respect, they deserve your patronage for keeping the flame alive. Is their lonely outpost a metaphor for the status of jazz in our culture? Please. The New Haven has been dishing up our national musical treasure for years in the same location. It's a bulwark against Kenny G and other pretenders. There's never a cover charge, except for major national acts. The waiters wear elegant tuxedos. There's good soul food available and music in the spirit of Coltrane, Mingus and Miles. It's the place to go, Daddy-O. -- Penny Colston Info 410 243 8882

Billie Holiday Music Festival Date: Sunday May 29, 2005 Time 3:00 pm – 6 pm Where Eubie Blake National Jazz Institute and Cultural Center 847 N. Howard Street Baltimore, MD 21201 Special performance by jazz stylist, Ruby Glover. Enjoy the Billy Holiday Sculptural Garden Admission: Donation $10 Info: 410 (410) 235-8882 Tuesday - Friday 11am to 4pm Saturday 11am to 5pm Exhibits the history and legacy of African-American art and culture in the Baltimore.

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