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Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra was established like a municipal ensemble with funding from municipality agencies. The orchestra’s 1st concert occurred in the Lyric Theater on Feb 11, 1916; its players had been mostly local music artists joined by way of a few users from the Philadelphia Orchestra. Gustav Strube was …

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Don Ewell

A significant if underrated stride pianist, Don Ewell was inspired by Jelly Move Morton and Earl Hines, but could stride like Body fat Waller, as well. He began leading his personal trios in Baltimore within the middle-’30s; played through the New Orleans jazz revival (beginning within the middle-’40s) with Bunk …

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