Patrons at the Jazz Breakfast

Patrons from all over Baltimore support the Jazz Expressways Foundation Breakfast, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., March 14, at the Forest Park Senior Center, 4801 Liberty Road. Cabaret style, BYOB and breakfast will be served. For more information, call Howard Easley at 410-323-7295.

Hello everyone! Did you get snowed in last weekend? Yea! Me too, so I decided to go where it was much warmer. My Boo-Boo (Shorty) and I will be cruising away for two weeks, until this white mess goes away. Yes we are leaving on the Carnival Pride to the Southern Caribbean from Tampa, Florida to Panama, Aruba, St. Maarten and some other sunny, sandy islands from March 13 and returning to Baltimore March 29. You know I will be thinking about you,maybe! Because of the snow storm a lot of events were cancelled or rescheduled. Last Saturday. We were scheduled to do Lou Fields’ Langston Hughes Book Fair last Saturday and checking my email before leaving, I found out it had been postponed until April 4, still from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. and at the same location; the Forest Park Senior Center on Liberty Heights Ave. So I look forward to seeing you all and packing the house at that time.

Coming up in the next week or two are some interesting entertainment and some nice shows. I most sure, one of these if not all of them will tickle your fancy.

Romeir Mendez

Romeir Mendez, bassist and his quintet will perform at the Caton Castle on Hilton and Caton Ave., 6-10 p.m., March 7. The Quintet includes Tim Green on sax, Duane Eubanks on trumpet, Allyn Johnson on piano and CV Dashiell on drums.

The Johns Hopkins University in partnership with the Peabody Institute has announced its Winter/Spring Jazz Series, called “Jazz at the Johns Hopkins Club.” I believe this will be an exciting concert experience for many music lovers. The concert will include two sets by the Tarbaby Trio featuring Gary Thomas, 8:30 p.m., March 7. For more details, contact John Hopkins Club, 3400 N. Charles Street, 410-235-3435.,

I already mentioned to you about the jazz show at Caton Castle coming up March 7 with Romeir Mendez, see details with photo. So the jazz lover will love this.

Shirley and her friend

Shirley Duncan and Leon Epps are hosting Adult Dance Classes for Hand Dancing, Urban Line Dancing and Bop at the Howard Recreation & Parks, 7120 Oakland Mills Road in Columbia. For more information call, 410-313-4635 or 410-313-7275.

Do you like to dance? Well, “Hand Dance Queen” Shirley Duncan and her partner Leon Epps are hosting Adult Dance Classes at the Howard County Recreation & Parks, 7120 Oakland Mills Road in Columbia. Experience the traditional and exciting hand dance and bop that will make you stand out socially. Spice up your dance ability in this class designed for all levels. You can learn the basic 6-count, weight change, proper coordination of foot patterns, balance and controlled turns and partners are not required. Shirley will teach you some of the hottest new and old line dances currently being danced in Baltimore’s top spots. Dances are done to the hottest R&B and oldies music around. For more information, registration, call 410-313-4635 or 410-313-7275 and tell them Rambling Rose told you.

An Oyster & Bull Roast is hosted by Cardinal Shehan of Baltimore Council No. 205, 3-8 p.m.. March 8, at the Heritage Parkville Gardens, 7631 Harford Road. Music will be provided for your dancing pleasure by DJ Derrick and it is BYOB. For ticket information, call 410-298-0168.


Stanley Jordan, world renowned guitarist will perform 8 p.m., March 6-8 at the Blues Alley 1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC. For ticket information, call 202-337-4141.

Next weekend the Nomads Van Club of Baltimore is giving their 42nd Anniversary Bull & Oyster Roast, 8 p.m. to midnight, March 14 at Martin’s Eastwind, 9000 Pulaski Hwy, in Baltimore, this event is semi-formal and open bar. For ticket information, call SWAT at 410-367-7952.

Just one more thing. The Baltimore City NAACP Health Committee honoring Women during Women’s History Month which will feature an “All-Male Fashion Show Health Event & Luncheon,” 1-4 p.m., March 14, at the Forum Caterers, 4210 Primrose Avenue in Baltimore. Special Honorees are: Agnes Welch, former City Councilwoman, Annette R. March-Grier, president & CEO of Roberta’s House and grief counselor of March Funeral Homes. For ticket and information, please contact, Dr. Josephine Ball at 410-664-2489.

Well, my dear friends, I am out of space, but we will talk again soon, even thou I will be far away. Remember, you can always email me at or call me at 410-833-9474. UNTIL THE NEXT TIME, I’M MUSICALLY YOURS.