Table of contents:

JazzBoston’s New Advisory Council

How We Thrive – Jazz in Isolation Forum Report

History of the origins of JazzBoston

JazBoston Membership Form

Brian Richburg Jr. interview by Marla Kleman

How We Thrive – Jazz in Isolation

On Wednesday January 20th JazzBoston presented a free online forum, conceived & hosted by Kevin Harris & coordinated by Kevin Harris & Ken Field, in which 4 jazz musicians described their process of producing streaming “isolation videos” of their music.

The idea was to present a few ways in which artists can continue to be creative and share music with the public during these challenging times.

Detailed information is in the January 2021 newsletter.  A link to the video recording (sorry that the recording was started a few minutes late…) from Zoom is here.  (You will need the passcode “0d0..MMV“)

The JazzBoston membership program was previously terminated due to insufficient ability to maintain it. However, since the organization has entered into a new phase, the JazzBoston membership program is now officially reinstated!

 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 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: Fred Taylor’s Jazz Workshop

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

In addition, Vacca maintains a beautifully researched blog with regular features about noted people & places that helped shape the Boston-area jazz scene.  The current entry is about the late (and much loved and missed!) Fred Taylor’s Jazz Workshop.  Read Vacca’s portrait of the club as it was in 1971 here.