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Our Mission
The Creative Alliance builds communities by bringing together artists and audiences from diverse backgrounds to experience spectacular arts and education programs and engage in the creative process. We provide support to area artists, promote Baltimore as a center for creative production, act as a positive force in our community, and advocate for cultural expression rooted in a sense of place.

Location:
3134 Eastern Avenue,
Baltimore, MD 21224

Hours:
Tue-Sat, 11am-7pm

Phone:
410-276-1651

Email:
info@creativealliance.org

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Creative Alliance Celebrates Black History

Creative Alliance honors the diversity, complexity, and beauty of Black artist experiences. We're not stopping at February... this celebration goes through March!

 

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Swing Violin Clinic w/ Jason Anick

SUN FEB 25

For this workshop, violinist extraordinaire Jason Anick will examine a standard swing tune and various classic licks and phrases to help you start improvising over that tune. Phrases will be taught by ear but will be supplemented with sheet music. He’ll also cover various stylistic approaches (vibrato, bowing, etc.) to help you get that authentic swing sound achieved by jazz violin greats like Stephane Grappelli and Joe Venuti.

Gypsy Jazz guitar w/ Olli Soikkelli

SUN FEB 25

Rhythm Future Quartet’s acclaimed guitarist Olli Soikkelli will walk students through a standard Gypsy jazz tune along with various classic licks and phrases in the guitar style of Django Reinhardt. You will also learn the correct chord voicings and picking technique used within the style to help you get that authentic Gypsy sound.

 Skill Level: Appropriate for all skill levels

Swing Mandolin w/ Danny Knicely

SUN FEB 25

Powerful multi-instrumentalist, Danny Knicely, has the chameleon-like ability to blend into almost any musical situation. He has appeared with many top bluegrass, old-time, swing, jazz, blues, rock, Latin, and country artists.

Danny will lead students through the basics of swing mandolin, and show then tips on how to adept this instrument to the jazz setting.

3rd Annual Django Festival

FRI FEB 23-25

The Charm City Django Jazz Fest returns for another weekend of virtuosic musicianship, collaboration, and goose bump inducing surprises, all in the spirit of Django Reinhardt.

OPEN MINDS

TUE & THU FEB 13- APR 26

Open Minds is our signature Education program, where we combine youth leadership, literacy, visual and performing arts twice a week in a youth club! Lead by Teaching artist, Ebony Evans, youth will explore stories of West African folklore. They will read Seven Spools of Thread, A Kwanzaa Story, and other African books as inspiration for patterns and designs to create screen prints.

OPEN MINDS

TUE & THU FEB 13- APR 26

Open Minds is our signature Education program, where we combine youth leadership, literacy, visual and performing arts twice a week in a youth club! Lead by Teaching artist, Ebony Evans, youth will explore stories of West African folklore. They will read Seven Spools of Thread, A Kwanzaa Story, and other African books as inspiration for patterns and designs to create screen prints.

Xylouris White

THU MAR 1

A passion for exploration comes naturally to Xylouris White, a ruggedly visionary duo with Cretan lute player George Xylouris and Australian drummer Jim White. For their debut album, 2014’s Goats, Xylouris White compares themselves to titular animals that wander fearlessly through rough-hewn terrain. Two years later, they show how far their horizons can reach with 2016’s expansive album Black Peak, which they named after a mountaintop in Crete.

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