Roxbury native Roy Haynes is still a master drummer at 92. (Eric Antoniou photo)
Musicians, educators, writers, and broadcasters as well as representatives of the Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism, Harvard Office for the Arts, the Arts and Business Council of Greater Boston, the Boston Music Coalition, and Boston Free Radio were all part of the crowd JazzBoston brought together to launch the jazz radio campaign. Leaders of the event were, from left, educator, minister and musician Emmett G. Price III*; impresario Fred Taylor*; WGBH jazz radio host and producer Steve Schwartz; WGBH jazz radio host Eric Jackson; JazzBoston president Pauline Bilsky*; WBUR Con Salsa host José Massó*; saxophonist Arni Cheatham; and Aardvark Jazz Orchestra director Mark Sumner Harvey*. Asterisks indicate JazzBoston board members. (Don West photo)
JazzBoston was front and center at the Arts & Culture Working Group’s session of Mayor-Elect Walsh’s first Town Hall meeting in December 2013.