Eubie Blake Jazz Museum & Cultural Center

Eubie Blake Jazz Museum

Billie Holiday exhibit at Eubie Blake Jazz Museum

Eubie Blake Jazz Museum & Cultural Center

DESCRIPTION: Medium-Tier Museum and Cultural Center
ADMISSION: small fee
DAYS & HOURS: Mon-Sat 8:30a-5p
ADDRESS: 847 North Howard Street, Baltimore, MD
PARKING: garage nearby
RAPID TRANSIT: State Center Metro Station
PHONE: 410-225-3130
WEBSITE: http://www.eubieblake.org

Eubie Blake Jazz Museum & Cultural Center Review

Born in Baltimore, Eubie Blake (1883-1983) was a famous ragtime pianist, vaudevillian and jazz composer who began his ascent to stardom as a dancer in New York. He wrote and collaborated on material for blacks and whites on Broadway including Josephine Baker and Noel Coward. Along with Noble Sissle he co-composed Broadway’s first black musical Shuffle Along in 1921. The institute preserves and interprets the canon of work by beloved Eubie who performed in Baltimore until his 99th birthday. The gallery also features a collection of pictures and memorabilia of equally famous Baltimore jazz greats such as Cab Calloway (1907-1994), Billie Holiday and Chick Webb. A library of sheet music and videos of the Harlem Renaissance period provides contextual background for the Jazz age in America. The contemporary African American art exhibits which change frequently, jazz lessons for children and live jazz outreach programs here and around town are special.

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