Focus On The Counties: Frederick County Exec Jan Gardner; Jeff Chappell On New Band "Otherworld" | WYPR

Focus On The Counties: Frederick County Exec Jan Gardner; Jeff Chappell On New Band "Otherworld"

Aug 10, 2016

Jan Gardner, Frederick County Executive
Credit Photo courtesy Frederick County Government

We continue our Focus on the Counties Series with a conversation with first term Frederick County Executive Jan Gardner. Elected in 2014, Ms. Gardner is Frederick’s first County Executive, as they’ve transitioned from a commissioner system to a charter system. A Democrat, Jan Gardner is overseeing one of the fastest growing counties in the state, which is wrestling with the impulse for development in an area with a longstanding agricultural tradition. I’ll talk to County Executive Jan Gardner about what’s ahead for Frederick County, Baltimore’s neighbor to the west.

 Plus, the versatile jazz and classical pianist Jeffrey Chappell joins Tom to talk about his latest project, a new band called Otherworld, a jazz quartet that fuses middle eastern and western classical & jazz traditions. They have a concert in Kensington tomorrow night, and we’ll have a preview.