By Grace-Mary Burega – Jazz. A single word that encompasses a world full of ideas and people. Multifarious and diverse, yet unifying. As a young adult, I often feel alienated by my love of jazz. I live in a world of swing and bebop, yet my friends seem confused by the name "jazz.” When I [...]
Your Week Ahead Five things to do in and around Boston, April 18-24 Jazz Week, fairy houses, supercross motorcycles, and more. JAZZ IT UP BOSTON (April 16th, 2016) – Starting Friday, April 22 figures from the local jazz scene unite for the 10-day musical celebration Jazz Week. Events take place across Boston, including City Hall. [...]
By Mark Harvey – The fall of 2015 marked the 50th anniversary of the Duke Ellington Sacred Concerts. These important presentations were significant formulations of the composer’s evolving personal and social religiosity, influenced by the intersections of religion, culture, and civil rights. Further, these works are also abiding testaments to the creativity and deep meaning [...]
Arts & Entertainment/Free Events Free Things to Do in Boston, April 2016 Lots of free art and Boston’s favorite spring event—the 120th Marathon—all await this month. By Carly Metz, BOSTON (March 31, 2016) – Jazz Week “Free” and “music” is a pairing that’s always worth checking out. April 22-May 1 is the 10th annual Jazz Week, and with [...]
Table of contents: Boston jazz giants: Women from Boston | Editor's POV: Women's History Month | Member's Connection: Win free tickets | No-cost jazz
Table of contents: JazzBoston celebrates its 10th anniversary, honors Councillor Charles C. Yancey | Mardi Gras with the Revolutionary Snake Ensemble | Member's Connection: Win free tickets | No-cost jazz | Boston jazz giants: Chick Corea | Boston's historic arts pledge
With its 10th anniversary approaching in January, JazzBoston has expanded its leadership by electing long-time board member Emmett G. Price III to the position of Chief Executive Officer and the new role of Chairman of the Board.