3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore, MD, 21224
Presented in partnership with Whitelock Community Farm
Juneteenth – also known as Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, Liberation Day, and Emancipation Day – is a holiday celebrating the emancipation of those who had been enslaved in the United States.
Bask in Freedom! Join us as we celebrate Juneteenth with a special commission and live performance by Ray Winder and her intrepid band of musical creators, whose jazz meets hip-hop meets R&B sound is sure to move both body and mind. This family-friendly live performance is FREE and will include a specially commissioned piece by Ray Winder and her band that celebrates Juneteenth and the fearless expression of Black freedom. Come, bask in your freedom! Location: Whitelock Community Farm
930 Whitelock St, Baltimore, MD 21217
Ray Winder | Vox, Guitar, and Sax
Mike Gary | Bass
Reggie Thomas | Drums
Kayla Childs | Keys (aux)
Brandon Woody | Trumpet
Kezia Bordley | Background Vox (aux)
Whitelock Community Farm is a vibrant open space that grows food and activates community to promote social equity in the Reservoir Hill neighborhood. Whitelock Community Farm works to create educational, skill building, and leadership development opportunities, increase access to healthy and affordable food, foster positive community activity, and promote dialogue about food access, neighborhood development, and environmental justice. Please visit Whitelockfarm.org for more information!
Rachel Winder, a native of Baltimore, is a saxophonist, flutist, and vocalist in multiple genres of music. She studied saxophone at the Baltimore School for the Arts, Tanglewood Institute, and the Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University where she was awarded the Noble Levi Jolley, Sr. Jazz Studies Scholarship. She regularly performs with musicians in Baltimore, DC, NYC, and is in the process of recording her debut album “Vignettes”. She features as the lead alto saxophonist in the New World Outreach Jazz Orchestra, Benny Russell Jazz Orchestra, David Murray Baltimore Big Band, and many more. Rachel was named "Baltimore’s Musical Mistress" by Radio One and is dedicated to the education of young people and musicians, working closely with students to mentor and create more opportunities for the youth to become involved in Baltimore's music scene.
Learn more about Ray HERE in this special Capital Bop interview.