Feb 22 2018

CRASHfest 2018: Music Knows No Borders

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On Saturday, Feb. 24, CRASHfest takes over the entire House of Blues for the third year with it’s eclectic indoor music festival featuring Rubblebucket, Vieux Farka Touré, Mokoomba, Zeshan B, Flor de Toloache, and more. See the full lineup here.Over 10 high energy bands of musicians and dancers from Brazil to Zimbabwe will spread across three performance spaces, including a [...]

Nov 20 2017

Boston Voyager Magazine interviews JazzBoston President Pauline Bilsky

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Boston Voyager asked for a “fun” personal photo. Shown here: Pauline Bilsky, left, with Elynor Walcott, matriarch of the family that owns and manages Boston’s most historic jazz venue, Wally’s Jazz Café. (Jean Hangarter photo) Today we’d like to introduce you to Pauline Bilsky. Pauline, please share your story with us. How did you [...]

Apr 22 2017

Scholarship in Fred Taylor’s name announced at JazzBoston event

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By Lexi Peery, Globe Correspondent April 22, 2017 Three months after Fred Taylor was fired from his longtime post as artistic director at Scullers Jazz Club, JazzBoston is dedicating its annual Jazz Week celebration to him. Taylor, who helped shape Boston’s jazz scene over several decades by booking such iconic performers as Miles Davis, Duke [...]

Sep 24 2016

5th annual Beans & Cornbread Jazzfest Breakfast

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Bring out the music in you: Join Mel King and other jazz lovers and community leaders for the 5th annual Beans & Cornbread Jazzfest Breakfast. There's no better way than this to warm up for the Berklee Beantown Jazz Festival. Stop by from 9 AM to noon for a home-cooked meal prepared by the chefs [...]

Sep 2 2016

Opportunity Fund Open Application

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Applications are now being accepted for September. The application submission window closes on 9/15. Grants will be made to individual artists for specific needs, such as materials, professional development costs, conference fees, and stipends for teaching artists. Applicants may request up to $1,000. $10,000 will be available per month until it runs out. Learn more [...]

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

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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

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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 22 2016

Jazz Boston celebrates a decade of advocacy

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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 [...]