Support JazzBoston with an end-of-year donation

GBH Holiday Concert 12/13

Hot Club Listening Sessions

Jazz All Ways

Cj Kelley honored as JJA Jazz Hero

Jazz Roads Grant Opportunity

JazzBoston Jazz Jams continue in December!!

Discount tix for Lakecia Benjamin 12/1

Support JazzBoston with an end-of-year donation or a merch purchase!

JazzBoston is entirely volunteer-run – we have no paid staff.  We do this because we are passionate about the value and importance of this music and this community.  If you’d like to support jazz in Boston, please consider including JazzBoston in your end-of-year donation plans.  You can donate directly at, and you can purchase JazzBoston merch at  Thank you for your membership, and don’t forget to tell your jazz-loving friends that they can join for free at

JazzBoston Jazz Jams Continue

(Poster design Cj Kelley)

Our free, open-to-the-public jazz jam sessions return to Zuzu in Central Square, Cambridge, on assorted Sundays this fall. Bring your instrument, come to play, come to hang, come to listen, come to have dinner and drinks! The house band will play a set at 7 pm, and the open jam will follow.

Jazz All Ways at Regattabar!

(Poster design Cj Kelley)

Jazz All Ways is now hosted at Regattabar Jazz Club in Harvard Square!

You can support JazzBoston and live music in Boston by purchasing tickets at

Thanks to Cambridge Arts Council, Mass Cultural Council, and Cambridge Community Foundation 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!

JazzBoston membership is 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.

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

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: 

Serge Chaloff

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 baritone saxophonist Serge Chaloff, who died of cancer in 1957 at age 33.  Read about his two releases on Capitol Records  here.

Music Museum of New England:

Serge Chaloff

Child prodigy Serge Chaloff was born in Boston on November 24, 1923.  He became “the most expressive and openly emotive baritone saxophonist jazz has ever witnessed,” according to critic Brian Davis in his liner notes for Chaloff’s classic LP Boston Blow-Up!  Read a fascinating short biography of Serge Chaloff by D.S. Monahan in this entry on the website of the Music Museum of New England.

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