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Veronica Tyler performed at Tanglewood with Senator Kennedy in 1966 at a benefit concert for the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Miss Tyler sang a selection of operatic arias and Senator Kennedy narrated Aaron Copland's "A ...
Chick Webb grew up on Madison and Ashland Avenue on Baltimore's east side. He was a sickly child who, unable to attend school, started drumming with anything he could get his hands on to divert himself from his illness. ...
Anne Wiggins Brown
In 1943 Anne Wiggins Brown, who created the role of Bess in Gershwin's opera, Porgy and Bess, was invited home to Baltimore to launch the Liberty Ship Frederick Douglass at the Bethlehem-Fairfield Shipyard. Barred that ...
Roy McCoy (2)
His musically acrobatic style and articulate phrasing made Roy "Tanglefoot" McCoy equally at home with Rossini overtures, hot jazz, and sacred music.
Tracy McCleary had been in and out of Baltimore as a performer before settling in as leader of the band at the Plantation Club on Pennsylvania Avenue.
Ethel Ennis at age 17, just before she recorded her first release on the Savoy Label. (Photo courtesy of Ethel Ennis)
Charles Albert Tindley
An inspired composer, Charles Albert Tindley made masterly use of the chorus and refrain tradition of "Negro" spirituals and began writing gospel songs based on this tradition as early as 1901. (Photo Courtesy of Dr. ...
The Rivers Chambers Orchestra
Ellis Larkins (adult)
Known as the connoisseur's jazz artist, pianist Ellis Larkins began his early musical training at home in Baltimore. By the age of seven, young Larkins was playing Mozart. Ellis Larkins studied on full scholarship with ...
A. Jack Thomas
A. Jack Thomas served in the U. S. Army from 1903-1919 as one of the country's first black Army bandmasters. He graduated from a conservatory of music in the Philippines before going on to study with conductor Walter ...