In memoriam:  Eric Jackson 1950-2022

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SUPER JazzBoston Member Appreciation Concert this Sunday 2/12

JazzBoston Jazz Jams continue!

GBH Radio Broadcast Studio Named For Eric Jackson

Ticket giveaway for JazzBoston members for Take 6 Concert 2/26

Artists for Humanity EpiCenter Jazz Series in March

FREE JazzBoston Memebership Appreciation Concert: “Love Notes”!!

Our SUPER members are invited to this SUPER “Love Notes” concert, open to JazzBoston members only, this Sunday 2/12 at 7pm at Sonia in Central Sq, Cambridge!!  The concert will celebrate Boston’s historical jazz masters with an all-star cast of musicians, 5 small groups, and a large ensemble with arrangements & direction by Chase Morrin, and guest soloists Marco Pignataro & Bill Pierce!   Membership is free – if you have friends who want to attend, they can also become JazzBoston members at http://jazzboston.org.  PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED, and capacity is limited, so register now at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/love-notes-member-appreciation-concert-tickets-536091001617!

Jazz Jam Sessions at Zuzu

JazzBoston’s JazzJams continue, with the next free sessions on Sundays, February 19, March 5 & 19, at Zuzu in Central Square, Cambridge, from 7-10 pm. The house band, led by Andy Voelker on February 19th, by Noah Preminger on March 5th, and by JazzBoston President Ken Field on March 19, will play an opening set from 7-7:45 pm, followed by a jam session until 10 pm. All ages are welcome, with a full bar, a food menu, and free admission. Hang and play or hang and listen!! We are grateful to the John Stites Jazz Awards for their support.

Shop JazzBoston Merch!!

There is now a quick and easy way to buy official JazzBoston hats & t-shirts, and to support JazzBoston at the same time!!  Thanks to volunteer Nate Aronow and JazzBoston Advisory Council Chair Cj Kelley, we now have an official online store hosted by the fine folks at Bonfire.  Browse and shop at

https://www.bonfire.com/store/shop-jazz-boston!

JazzBoston membership is now free, and open to all members of the Boston-area jazz community, including musicians, audiences, venues/presenters, and jazz media!

 In an effort to encourage everyone to participate and eliminate any financial barriers, there is no charge to become a JazzBoston member. Whether you are already a subscriber or were a past member, if you’d like to continue your support of, and advocacy for, the Boston area jazz community, we strongly encourage you to sign up again for free JazzBoston membership.

https://mailchi.mp/jazzboston.org/membership-sign-up-form

Donations are still accepted in order to assist with ongoing JazzBoston expenses. You can donate at:

 https://jazzboston.org/get-involved/donate/

JazzBoston Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization. Donations to JazzBoston Inc. are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law.

Boston Jazz History Blog: 

Jazz at Club 47!

Boston jazz historian Richard Vacca’s Boston Jazz Chronicles is an amazing and valuable resource.  We encourage jazz musicians and fans to check it out.

Vacca’s beautifully maintained and researched blog includes regular features about noted people & places that helped shape the Boston-area jazz scene.  The current entry is about the surprising (at least to some!) history of jazz programming at the venue that is more commonly known as a folk club.  Read about it here.