Support JazzBoston with a donation or a merch purchase!

JazzBoston Hot Club listening Sessions free & online!

Bonnie Johnson named 2024 Boston Jazz Hero by Jazz Journalists Association

JazzBoston helps Boston City Council recognize International Jazz Day

JazzNOW featured Zahili Zamora on Int’l Jazz Day 4/30, Aardvark Jazz Orch June 6th!

Apply Now to be a Jazz Road Artist!

JazzBoston Free Jam Sessions continue at Oggi in Harvard Square!

Free talks from author Larry Tye

Opportunity: Mood Swings Orchestra seeks Band Director

JazzBoston Newsletter now accepting paid advertising on a trial basis

Support JazzBoston with a 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 donation plans.  You can donate directly at https://jazzboston.org/get-involved/donate, and you can purchase JazzBoston merch at https://www.bonfire.com/store/shop-jazz-boston.  Thank you for your membership, and don’t forget to tell your jazz-loving friends that they can join for free at http://jazzboston.org

JazzNOW series continues with the Aardvark Jazz Orchestra on June 6th presenting a Salute to Duke Ellington!

On April 30th (International Jazz Day) GBH Music & JazzBoston presented JazzNOW: Afro Cuban Rhythms of Resilience, with Zahili Gonzales Zamora.  You can view the concert at https://www.wgbh.org/events/gbh-music-presents-jazznow-featuring-zahili-gonzalez-zamora.  And on June 6th JazzNOW will present a Salute to Duke Ellington from Mark Harvey’s Aardvark Jazz Orchestra!  You can register for in=-person or online viewing now at https://www.wgbh.org/events/gbh-music-presents-jazznow-a-salute-to-duke-ellington-featuring-aardvark-jazz-orchestra

JazzBoston Free Jam Sessions continue at a great new venue in Harvard Square!

FREE, open to the public ALL-AGES jazz jams are continuing at a great new venue:  Oggi, 30 Dunster St, Harvard Square, Cambridge, on 2nd & 4th Thursdays from 7-10pm.  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 7pm, and the open jam will follow.

JazzBoston Hot Club Listening Sessions free & online!

Join Bill Goldberg and his special guests for free online jazz listening sessions mostly (but not always) on first & third Wednesdays of the month at 7pm at the Zoom link:  https://us06web.zoom.us/j/86215122439?pwd=ZHA5bnpWVFNFVXkxRE01K1I1aWhvZz09 

Coming up:
May 1: drummer & educator Grant Calvin Weston, who performed with Ornette Coleman, James Blood Ulmer, Jamaaladeen Tacuma, Marc Ribot, Dave Bryant

May 22: Saxophonist Bob Mover, who worked with Charles Mingus, Chet Baker, Jimmy Garrison, Tom Harrell

June 5: Paul Shapiro

July 3: Author Larry Tye

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 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 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 the recording of the Joe Zawinul composition “Mercy, Mercy, Mercy” by the Buddy Rich Big Band in 1968, and the connections of the band and that recording to Boston, and to Boston legend Phil Wilson.  You can read about it here!

The Music Museum of New England has posted several interesting articles about important people and places from the Boston area jazz scene.  Take a look at their pieces about Serge Chaloff, Herb Pomeroy, Lloyd Trotman, and Wally’s Cafe Jazz Club!

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