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Elizabeth Bartz, Jazz Patron, dies at 97

    Elizabeth Bartz, mother of alto saxophonist, Gary Bartz with great grandson, actor Eric Berryman and daughter Torah Bartz Thomas. (Courtesy Photo)
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A patron of the arts and Black American music, Elizabeth Bartz co-founded with her late husband Floyd, the historic East Baltimore "Jazz Shrine," the North End Lounge and North Avenue and Gay Street. She is the proud mother of Grammy Award winning recording artist, alto/soprano saxophonist - Gary Bartz and a devoted daughter, Torah Bartz Thomas. Among her many treasures are a host of loving grand and great grand children, family, extended family and friends who invite the community to join in the celebration of her life.

The wake will be 9 a.m., Jan. 20 at March Funeral Home West, 4300 Wabash Ave., with the funeral following at 9:30 a.m. Burial will be in Arbutus Cemetery, 1101 Sulphur Spring Rd. A repast will be held in the community hall at Sharp Leadenhall Apartments, 911 Leadenhall St., Baltimore, Md. 21230.

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