Vijay Iyer. Photo by Jimmy Katz.
Vijay Iyer. Photo by Jimmy Katz.

Tickets on sale June 5 for Vijay Iyer, Matana Roberts, and Wendel Patrick Quartet

BALTIMORE, MD (May 2, 2018)—The Baltimore Museum of Art’s (BMA) popular summer jazz series returns with three concerts featuring national and regional talent in the museum’s lush gardens. Featured performers are Vijay Iyer (June 29), Matana Roberts (July 13), and the Wendel Patrick Quartet (July 27). General admission tickets are $50 for a single concert or $135 for the three-concert series. BMA Member tickets are $35 for a single concert or $90 for the three-concert series. Tickets are on sale Wednesday, June 5, and will sell out quickly, so reservations are highly recommended. Tickets for BMA Members are available beginning Wednesday, May 29.

Saturday, June 29 – Vijay Iyer, jazz piano
Grammy-nominated composer-pianist Vijay Iyer sees jazz as “creating beauty and changing the world” (NPR)and is recognized as “one of the best in the world at what he does.” (Pitchfork).

Saturday, July 13 – Matana Roberts, experimental jazz saxophonist
As “the spokeswoman for a new, politically conscious and refractory music scene” (Jazzthetik), Matana Roberts’ music has been praised for its “originality and … historic and social power” (music critic Peter Margasak).

Saturday, July 27 – Wendel Patrick Quartet
Wendel Patrick is the “wildly talented” (Baltimore Sun) alter ego of acclaimed classical and jazz pianist Kevin Gift. The Baltimore-based musician creates a unique blend of jazz, electronica, and hip hop.

The BMA’s beautiful Janet and Alan Wurtzburger Sculpture Garden presents 19 early modernist works by artists such as Alexander Calder, Isamu Noguchi, and Auguste Rodin amidst a flagstone terrace and fountain. Concert-goers can choose intimate concert seating provided by the BMA or bring their own chairs or blankets for a picnic. Gertrude’s Chesapeake Kitchen offers Jazz+Dinner tickets, which include an elegant three-course meal served on the terrace during the concert. Call 410-889-3399 for reservations.

On concert days, if the skies are clear and the humidity is mild, the BMA will release more than 150 tickets at  1 p.m. for outdoor seating. In the event of inclement weather, concerts are held in the BMA Auditorium. Please call the BMA Box Office at 443-573-1701 for details on the day of the event. Tickets are available in person at the BMA or online at No refunds or exchanges.

About the Baltimore Museum of Art

Founded in 1914, the Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) inspires people of all ages and backgrounds through exhibitions, programs, and collections that tell an expansive story of art—challenging long-held narratives and embracing new voices. Our outstanding collection of more than 97,000 objects spans many eras and cultures and includes the world’s largest public holding of works by Henri Matisse; one of the nation’s finest collections of prints, drawings, and photographs; and a rapidly growing number of works by contemporary artists of diverse backgrounds. The museum is also distinguished by a neoclassical building designed by American architect John Russell Pope and two beautifully landscaped gardens featuring an array of modern and contemporary sculpture. The BMA is located three miles north of the Inner Harbor, adjacent to the main campus of Johns Hopkins University, and has a community branch at Lexington Market. General admission is free so that everyone can enjoy the power of art.

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