Roxbury Cultural District
Our newest partner is the Roxbury Cultural District, designated by the Massachusetts Cultural Council on May 18, 2017. We see this partnership as another natural for JazzBoston since Roxbury gave jazz its first home in Boston. For the last few years, we have been working with Councilor Tito Jackson, Hibernian Hall, and others to stimulate a jazz renaissance in Roxbury; a JazzBoston director has been on RCD’s steering committee from the beginning and will serve on its board; and JazzBoston was proud to host representatives of the RDC in one of our booths at the Berklee Beantown Jazz Festival this fall for their first public introduction.
We think it’s safe to say that the RCD is the jazziest of the 43 cultural districts in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Besides all its other cultural assets, Roxbury is where Boston jazz began. We’d like to see Boston’s Jazz Heritage Trail begin there too.