The most recent in our series of collaborations with GBH Music, “JazzNOW: The Legacy of Tony Bennett” took place live on Friday 6/17 at 8pm from the acoustically acclaimed GBH Fraser Performance Studio in Brighton, with free live streaming access. The concert featured members of Tony Bennett’s touring and recording quartet, including Tim Ray on piano, Gray Sargent on guitar, Marshall Wood on bass, and guest Donna Byrne on vocals. This exciting performance and the Q&A that followed highlighted some of Tony Bennett’s enormous catalog of recordings. Eric Jackson hosted. We were told that Tony Bennett was among those who viewed the event online.
This program is supported in part by grants from the Boston Cultural Council/Reopen Creative Boston Fund, administered by the Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture, and by the Mass Cultural Council.
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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
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.
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 period of time in 1966 when athlete and activist Bill Russell, who died on July 31st at age 88, presented jazz at the club he owned at the time, Slade’s Barbecue Restaurant, on Tremont Street in Roxbury. Read about it here.