Hello my dear friends, I believe winter is at our door. We set our clock back an hour, meaning you get an extra hour sleep, but I suggest that you use that hour to get out your winter gear, such as your heavy coats, boots, sweaters, hats, gloves, sweat suits, etc. because it about that time.
I want to give all my musicians, the young ones as well as the veteran because you find a way to share your gift and talent to us all. So many of our musicians performs right here in Baltimore and don’t get the support they deserve. I just want you to know I appreciate you and as long as I have the power of the pen, I will inform others of your contributions you are giving us in jazz, gospel, and R&B. Speaking of the young musicians, there is a young man name Jared Byrd, now a teenager who received a Scholarship from my former organization; “Rosa Pryor Music Scholarship Fund, Inc. in 2012. Then there is Ebban & Ephraim Dorsey, sister and brother team who also are recipients from 2015 are going to set this world on fire with their love, gift, passion of music. Jared was just inducted into the Tri-M Music Honor Society which is an international program for exceptional students in grades 6-12 and who meet the society’s music, leadership and character criteria. He was also nominated by the bad director of St. John’s College High School and other faculty in the performance arts area of his school. My special little ones Ebban & Ephraim are sister and brother who is quite well-known in the Baltimore, Washington, DC, Metropolitan area for their performance with their saxophones and playing professionally with musicians from all over the country; local, national and international musicians who they have shared the stage with in their short lives. God bless these children in music.
Than we have the veteran musicians who have been around performing for 30, 40, 50 and 60 years are still out there giving back and playing the music we love even thou the money they get paid do not equal to their performance or the years they have given us thus far. Now it is too many of them for me to even name. So my friends, when you read about my local musicians in my columns letting you know where they are performing go out and support them, introduce yourselves to them on their break and tell them how much you appreciate them. They will like that. So how about starting this week? And next week check out the “Royal Theatre Reunion Black & White Ball” on Saturday, November 17 from 7 p.m. until 1 a.m. at the Patapsco Arena, 3301 Annapolis Road. The show will include: The Softones, The Ebony’s, First Class Revue, Style, The Five Shadows, David Smooth #1 Temptation Revue and Epiphany. Ms. Maybelle and T-Shirt Brian will be the host for this event and sponsored by Rasheed and Co. For more information, call 410-929-1360 and tell them “Rambling Rose” told you.
Another one of my musician group who is always given back who needs your support is the “Phil Butts Sunset Band.” The Blessed Virgin Mary Sodality St. Pius V & St. Peter Claver Church presents their 5th Annual Evening of Jazz featuring Dr. Phil Butts Band on Sunday, November 11, f-7 p.m. at the Fr. Henry Harper Hall, 1546 N. Fremont Avenue in Baltimore. This event is Cabaret Style, free set-ups, BYOB & BYOF. For more information, call 410-294-4821.
Well, what can I say, I am out of space and out of time, I got to go, but remember if you need me call me at 410-833-9474 or you can email me at [email protected]. UNTIL THE NEXT TIME, I’M MUSICALLY YOURS.