NEA Jazz Master Todd Barkan and Michelin-starred chef Robert
Wiedmaier joined forces to relaunch Keystone Korner, the legendary
San Francisco (and later) Tokyo club that set the standard for jazz
performance in the '70s, '80s, and '90s.
The impresario, a NEA Jazz Master and the former programming
director of Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola at Jazz at Lincoln Center, and
the chef, proprietor of seven restaurants in Washington, D.C.,
Virginia, Maryland, and New Jersey, brought together world-class
music and top-flight cuisine in Baltimore's booming Harbor
The venture marks the first large-scale jazz club in the region
since the demise of the beloved Ethel's Place and Blues Alley
Baltimore in the late '80s.
Keystone Korner Baltimore opened on April 30, 2019, to coincide
with International Jazz Day, with three nights of performances by
the Ron Carter Trio featuring Russell Malone and Donald Vega. The
former Miles Davis bassist celebratied his 82nd birthday at the