Mae Arnette (1931-2023)

JazzNOW concerts return!

JazzBoston Jazz Jams continue in September!!

Wild Music at Georges Island a Wild Success!

Ticket giveaway for JazzBoston members!

JazzBoston Jazz Jams Return

(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 moves to Regattabar!

(Poster design Cj Kelley)

We are thrilled to announce that Jazz All Ways is moving to Regattabar Jazz Club in Harvard Square!  This  will more than double our audience capacity and bring this award-winning series to one of the most important dedicated jazz venues in the northeast.

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

Jazz All Ways has already brought 16 beautiful jazz programs to Greater Cambridge/Boston audiences – and we are fortunate to now have a venue that will more than double our audience capacity and increase the awareness of the massive talent and remarkable jazz diversity of our resident musicians.

The National Jazz Journalists Association recently honored our producer, Cj Kelley, with a Jazz Hero award for her work on this series.  And they will present this award during our Havana Nights program on Thursday, November 16.

JazzBoston is extremely grateful to Cambridge Arts Council, Mass Council on the Arts, and Cambridge Community Foundation for their support of Jazz All Ways, and to Zuzu and the Middle East Restaurant for hosting this series up until now.  We also thank our generous Member Donors for their support.

Jazz All Ways schedule:

Oct 21 – Berklee Global Jazz Institute 15th Year Anniversary Concert 

Oct 26 – Emerald Jazz 🍀

Nov  5 – NEW Standards – Cambridge Takeover!

Nov 16 – A Night in Havana

Dec 9 – Tales from the Harbor

Dec 15 – Molten Gold with Ivo Perelman Quartet


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: 

Mae Arnette: Boston’s First Lady of Song

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 Mae Arnette, Boston’s “First Lady of Song”, who passed away on July 30, 2023, at age 91.  Read about her life in Boston 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.

Our programs have been funded in part by generous grants from: