Favorite photos from Jazz Week 2018, Part 1

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We hope you took advantage of the tremendous variety of live jazz performed all over Greater Boston during Jazz Week 2018 to discover new musicians and new venues you can enjoy year round. In this newsletter, we share some of our favorite Jazz Week moments with you. Unless otherwise noted, all Jazz Week photos are by our good friend, Jean Hangarter.

Eric Jackson examines the Medal of Gratitude JazzBoston bestowed upon him “for decades of opening ears and hearts to jazz” at our Members & Friends Party on the kickoff weekend of Jazz Week 2018: Celebrating Eric Jackson. Looking on (from left) are JazzBoston President Pauline Bilsky, Executive Director Jon Taubman, and CFO Jennifer Roach.

If you had to pick the two people most responsible for creating and sustaining Greater Boston’s jazz scene, they might well be Eric Jackson and Fred Taylor. Fred, whose sweet tooth is well known, is the one testing the frosting.

Watch out for our new CFO, Jen Roach. Jen also plays a mean piano.

Executive Director and  guitarist Jon Taubman sits in with the Yoron Israel Trio – New Dreams.

Lynn DuVal Luse traces her relationship with Eric back to their early days together at WGBH while Eric, whose dedication to jazz and our local jazz scene is exceeded only by his humility, squirms.

The love for Eric was palpable as the celebration  continued…

…along with the applause.

Don West, photojournalist and creator of the widely viewed Portraits of Purpose, takes the picture that appeared on page 2 of the Bay State Banner a few days later.

A portrait of the portraitist by our photographer, Jean Hangarter.

The party, held at Pastoral in the heart of the Fort Point artists community, drew old and new members from  all over Greater Boston.

Meet a few of JazzBoston’s members and their guests…

A sampling of JazzBoston members…

This civil rights veteran and longtime member never misses a Members & Friends Party…

They look like they’re having fun…

The South Shore was represented…

This couple was introduced to JazzBoston by Wally’s Elynor Walcott. They joined up at last year’s Members & Friends Party …

It’s never too early to connect a child to jazz…

Drummer Yoron Israel and his  trio, with Witness Matlou on piano and Ron Mahdi on bass, held the party together and wrapped it up with a lively jam session.

The wonderful flutist Lance Martin was the first to  join the jam…

…followed by saxophonist Stephanie Stone…

…and vocalist Kathryn Howell accompanied by pianist and Makanda Project director John Kordalewski.

Then it was on to the Eric Jackson Concert Series at the Abundant Life Church, where the Cambridge Jazz Festival ‘s concert continued the Jazz Week kickoff weekend’s celebration of Eric. Here Eric, wearing his Medal of Gratitude, is welcomed by Larry Ward and Ron Savage, the festival’s co-founders. (Mutsuko Ward photo)

Eric displays a Proclamation of congratulations from the City of Cambridge,  the first of  several to follow as Jazz Week 2018: Celebrating Eric Jackson continued. (Mutsuko Ward photo)
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