The Baltimore Jazz Alliance has named Ian Rashkin as its new president and Michael Raitzyk as its new vice president. Both officers are active musicians and bandleaders in the Baltimore area, Rashkin on bass and Raitzyk on guitar.
Aside from jazz groups, Raitzyk also leads the band Charm City Klezmer. Robert Shahid continues as BJA’s treasurer and Liz Fixsen as its secretary.
BJA’s mission is to promote and support the growth of the Baltimore jazz scene. The nonprofit produces a monthly newsletter, and its website,
baltimorejazz.com, features a calendar of live jazz through the Baltimore metro area.