Sidewalk Serenades: Eddie Hrybyk & Clarence Ward III

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Sidewalk Serenades: Eddie Hrybyk & Clarence Ward III

Close (But Not Too Close) Personal Concerts

SUN MAY 24 | 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm, & 5pm
$75

Sunday May 24 | $75

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Jazz double bassist and composer Eddie Hrybyk joins forces with renown saxophone and trumpeter Clarence Ward III. Together, their sounds will fill the air with powerful jazz energy In the time of Covid-19, we shouldn’t forget the power of live music. ONLY 6 CONCERT SPOTS! Secure a personal concert while you can!

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About Sidewalk Serenades:

Creative Alliance believes that a Baltimore without live performances is a Baltimore without joy – and we won’t stand for that!

As you likely know, working musicians, dancers, magicians, burlesque performers, aerialists, and other performance-based artists have had their gigs and their livelihoods cancelled for the foreseeable future. Join Creative Alliance in creating performance opportunities for these artists throughout Baltimore while simultaneously respecting the need for everyone to keep a safe distance.

Beginning this week Creative Alliance will offer you the opportunity to have a short performance with two to three songs delivered to the front of your home (or a friend/loved one’s home) for a small fee.

Performers will come to the confirmed address, text the residence upon arrival and, like a burst of sunlight through these gray skies, share their talents from the sidewalk. The donations from each of these performance events will be shared between the artist and Creative Alliance to help keep the arts alive and thriving in Baltimore!

The Basics:

  • Performers will come to the front of your (or loved ones) home and will perform for 10-15 minutes.
  • Concerts will be scheduled on the hour, and you can purchase them at the Creative Alliance website.
  • Sales end when each slot is booked OR 8am day of the concerts.
  • If there is poor weather, concerts will be rescheduled to the next nice day

What if I want to purchase a concert for someone else??? 

  • Just leave the name, address, and cell number of the person the concert is for in the COMMENTS Section when you check out online.

What if I live in an apartment?

  • Performers will not enter an apartment or shared home but can perform in front of the complex

What if I would like a performance but just can't afford it at this time?

  • While there is a fee per concert, there are opportunities for those without the means to still have some music in their lives. Musicians have been asking to do additional performance gratis in such a case for the community. If you are in need or work at an organization where you still need to congregate (a hospital, perhaps) and have a safe space for a performance to occur, reach out to ari@creativealliance.org to coordinate. 

About Eddie:

Ed Hrybyk is an upright and electric bassist, composer, arranger, and educator emerging from the Baltimore/DC area. Ed graduated from Baltimore School for the Arts in 2006 where he studied classical bass with Laura Ruas. He graduated from the University of the Arts in 2010 with an undergraduate degree in jazz bass performance. Under the tutelage of Craig Thomas and Steve Beskrone, Ed received the Jymie Merritt Bass Award.

A passionate educator, Ed has been giving personal lessons on bass since 2006. He completed his Master of Arts in Teaching at UArts in 2011. During this intensive one year program, he studied various pedagogical methods that have shaped his own style of teaching. In September 2018, Ed returned to Baltimore School for the Arts as the school's jazz instructor.

About Clarence:

Clarence H. Ward III is an American saxophonist and Trumpeter. Clarence began studying flute than saxophone at Paul Laurence Dunbar High School the age of 15 under the guidance of one of Baltimore's greatest educators and trombonist Charles Funn. Under Charles Funn tutelage Clarence Ward III won best soloist awards at 3 jazz festivals throughout his time in high school as well as received a music scholarship to University of Maryland Eastern Shore. After a couple years of college Clarence decided to join the ARMY as a full time saxophonist. Since leaving the army in 2001 Clarence has been a freelance Reedman and Trumpeter. In 2003 and 2004 Clarence entered and won a spot on the HBCU All Star big band representing UMES at the Prestigious IAJE FESTIVAL in Canada and New York. During that time he had a chance to play with jazz greats Jimmy Cobb, Frank Foster, Bobby Watson to name a few. Since than Clarence has toured, recorded with, and/or shared the stage with many great artist in many different genres.

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