BALTIMORE, MD – The Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) announces the return of its renowned summer jazz series in the beautiful sculpture gardens. Three concerts feature nationally acclaimed musicians: The Lao Tizer Quartet featuring Karen Briggs (June 10), Brandee Younger (July 24), and Todd Marcus Quintet featuring Virginia MacDonald (August 13). General admission tickets are $50 for a single concert, $125 for a single concert and dinner, and $140 for the three-concert series. BMA Members receive an exclusive 25% discount for all ticket prices and bundles: $35 single concert, $100 single concert and dinner, and $95 three-concert series. Each concerts opens 30 minutes prior to showtime, so arrive early to claim your seat.
Friday, June 10, 7-9 p.m. – The Lao Tizer Quartet featuring Karen Briggs
“Jazz Group of the Year” nominee, The Lao Tizer Quartet featuring Karen Briggs make their return appearance to the BMA in support of their latest, Billboard Jazz Top 10 CD/DVD combo-pack release, Songs from The Swinghouse!
Sunday, July 24, 11 a.m-1 p.m. – Brandee Younger
A leading voice of the harp today, performer, composer, and educator Brandee Younger defies genres and labels. Younger was recently nominated for a 2022 GRAMMY® for Best Instrumental Composition and NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Album.
Saturday, August 13, 7-9 p.m. – Todd Marcus Quintet featuring Virginia MacDonald
Bass clarinetist, composer, and bandleader Todd Marcus is one of the few jazz artists worldwide to focus their work primarily on the bass clarinet. Virginia MacDonald has established herself as a respected and sought-after musician in the Canadian jazz scene, winning a 2019 Stingray Music Rising Star Award and first prize in the 2020 International Clarinetist Corona Competition.
The BMA’s spectacular Janet and Alan Wurtzburger Sculpture Garden is home to 19 early modernist sculptures created by artists such as Alexander Calder, Isamu Noguchi, and Auguste Rodin. These sculptures are placed on a flagstone terrace with a fountain and abundant foliage. The BMA provides concert seating and concertgoers are welcome bring their own chairs or blankets for a picnic.
Tickets are available online at artbma.org/jazz or at the BMA Box Office beginning Thursday, May 5.