Concert by Legendary Drummer To Be Held at Baltimore Museum of Art January 31


BALTIMORE, MD – January 8, 2016 – The Baltimore Chamber Jazz Society (BCJS) continues its 2015-2016 season at the Baltimore Museum of Art, on Sunday, January 31, 2016, at 5 p.m., with a performance by the legendary, Grammy nominated Brazilian drummer Duduka Da Fonseca and The Brazilian Jazz All-Stars. The current BCJS season, which also includes concerts by numerous Grammy winning and nominated musicians, marks the Society’s 25th year of bringing jazz greats to Baltimore.

Duduka Da Fonseca is a two-time Grammy nominated, legendary Brazilian jazz drummer who tours internationally. According to The New Yorker, “He balances tropical rhythms and swing with uncommon ease.” Da Fonseca came in to national prominence accompanying Herbie Mann, Astrud Gilberto and Antonio Carlos Jobim. Since then, he has co-led the group “Trio Da Paz” for over 25 years. Having recorded over 200 albums, he has brilliantly combined American jazz and the heart of Brazilian music, shining bright light on what is most uplifting and heartwarming in both cultures: abiding love and friendship.

Da Fonseca and The All-Stars are comprised of world-class soloists, including Maucha Adnet, vocals, Anat Cohen, saxophone and clarinet, Helio Alves, piano, and Martin Wind, acoustic bass. Together, they redefine America jazz and represent the jazz of the Americas.

Tickets for the Duduka Da Fonseca concert are $35 general admission, $33 seniors and BMA members, and $10 students. Tickets can be purchased in advance at, or at the door. More information is also available at (410) 385-5888 or on the BCJS page on Facebook.

Additional performers in the 2015-2016 BCJS season are Antonio Sanchez and Migration (March 6, 2016), The Orrin Evans Quartet (April 3, 2016), and The Joe Lovano Classic Quartet (May 1, 2016). All performances start at 5 p.m. on Sundays at the BMA at 10 Art Museum Drive, Baltimore, MD 21218. More information is available at



The host of one of Baltimore’s premier jazz concert series for 25 years, the Baltimore Chamber Jazz Society has a rich history of bringing the world’s finest jazz artists to the region for memorable performances in an intimate setting. The BCJS is supported by a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC), an agency dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive. An agency of the Department of Business & Economic Development, the MSAC provides financial support and technical assistance to non-profit organizations, units of government, colleges and universities for arts activities. Additional BCJS partners are radio stations WEAA and WYPR. More information about the BCJS and upcoming concerts is at

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