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Jul 14 2016

A Newport Snapshot: The Herb Pomeroy Big Band, 1958

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By Dick Vacca It’s mid July, and that means the 2016 edition of America’s oldest jazz festival, at Newport, is just weeks away. Boston jazz musicians, starting of course with pianist George Wein, the event’s founder, have always been a presence at Newport, and sometimes they’ve provided some sensational music. So it was in 1958, [...]

May 6 2016

BWH, JazzBoston and RTH Unite to Improve Lung Health

By |May 6th, 2016|Forum, Media Coverage|0 Comments

On April 30, the BWH Lung Center, BWH Center for Pulmonary Heart Disease and JazzBoston—a nonprofit advocacy organization for Greater Boston’s jazz community—teamed up with the Roxbury Tenants of Harvard (RTH) for the first “Good Music = Good Health Jazz Fair,” a community-based health and wellness event held in RTH’s outdoor Levinson Plaza in Mission [...]

May 5 2016

Music and Medicine Coexist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital

By |May 5th, 2016|Forum, Media Coverage|0 Comments

Can borrowing techniques from wind instrumentalists help rebuild lung strength? By Jamie Ducharme | Hub Health | May 4, 2016, 3:52 p.m. Vocalists and wind instrumentalists rely on specific techniques, such as circular breathing, to power through long, challenging pieces of music, and to create beautiful sounds in the process. Now, thanks to a new partnership, [...]

Apr 24 2016

April 2016 Newsletter

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Table of contents: Celebrate Jazz Week all over Greater Boston | JazzBoston launches new website & calendar for Jazz Week kickoff | A glance at the history of Jazz Appreciation Month & International Jazz Day | Member's Connection: Win free tickets | No-cost jazz

Apr 22 2016

Jazz Boston celebrates a decade of advocacy

By |April 22nd, 2016|Forum, Media Coverage|0 Comments

By Steve Smith GLOBE STAFF (April 21, 2016) – Thinking about jazz, certain cities come to mind instantly: New York City, New Orleans, and Chicago, maybe Philadelphia, St. Louis, and Los Angeles. Boston, too, deserves a spot on the list, having nurtured legendary artists, bustling clubs, thriving schools, and storied personalities. Still, even admirers can [...]

Apr 18 2016

Jazz Speaks for Life

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By Emmett G. Price III – In the foreword to the playbill of the famed 1964 Berlin Jazz Festival, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. passionately affirmed that, “Jazz speaks for life.” He proclaimed, “Much of the power of our Freedom Movement in the United States has come from this music. It has strengthened us [...]

Apr 18 2016

Jazz Week ’16: The 10th Annual Edition Highlights Boston’s ‘New Jazz Traditions’

By |April 18th, 2016|Forum, Press Releases|0 Comments

BOSTON (April 18, 2016) – Jazz Week, the annual celebration of Boston’s thriving jazz scene, its role as a world center of jazz education and birthplace of jazz legends, launches its 10th edition on Friday, April 22. Jazz Week ‘16 – organized and coordinated by JazzBoston (www.jazzboston.org) for the past ten years – will run [...]