A woman who appeared on Tumbleweed Connection and opened for Muhammed Ali will be appearing at the Baltimore Museum of Art on Thursday, July 6, at 7 p.m.
Jazz singer/actress Tamm E Hunt’s performance is considered one of the highlights of the BMA’s monthly Free First Thursday event. The museum invited Tamm back for an encore after a stellar engagement during a Black History Month celebration in February, 2005. The event will also feature an exhibit of the works of African-American Realist Painter, Henry Ossawa Tanner 1859-1937
Tamm, the subject of Divaliscious, a documentary produced by NHK, Japan’s largest public television network, as an activist for the preservation and proliferation of jazz.
She says The future of Jazz is in the hands of young people, as is the world. However, it is our duty to apprise the youth… of why it is their duty to not bastardize the music and why they must keep the African American Classical Music called Jazz fertile and alive. It is necessary that the truth about Jazz be told and kept alive. The truth about how it came to be.
So she has developed a program for young musicians called Adopt A Kid 4 Jazz and she has is writing a history of Baltimore’s jazz, and expects that it will be published in the very near future.