JazzBoston is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with representation from every corner of the city’s diverse jazz community. Incorporated in January 2006 to bring together everyone who cares about the present and future of jazz in our city, we are the only jazz support organization in the Greater Boston area.

Jazz Week


Last summer two local legislators asked JazzBoston to help make jazz a more important part of the cultural life in the neighborhoods they represent. Their requests inspired the theme for Jazz Week ’15 – Jazz in the neighborhood – and the special events in Roxbury and Mattapan on the opening and closing weekends.

Riffs & Raps

The programs go right to the heart of JazzBoston’s educational mission and are our highest priority today.

Riffs & Raps® is a family of community-based programs designed to connect audiences from toddlers to seniors with the music and the musicians who make it.

Advocacy Campaigns

Working to connect, promote, and advocate for the entire Greater Boston jazz scene.

We stand up and speak up for the music and the people who create, perform, present, teach, publcize, write about, broadcast, listen to, or just love it. We write letters, lead campaigns, and attend public meetings.

The Scene

Jazz is happening all over Boston all the time

All kinds of jazz performed by world-class artists and young musicians, residents and out-of-towners. The Scene is your gateway to the center of the action. Here you’ll find information on jazz venues, musicians, organizations, education, and radio, plus a special section, Beyond Boston, that will take you to a world of happenings, resources, and information via the Web.