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

Jazz Fair

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By Mission Hill Gazette Staff (May 6 , 2016) - Stan Strickland, left, Joe Mulholland, center, and Wannetta Jackson, right, sing together during Brigham and Women’s Hospital Lung Center and JazzBoston “Good Music = Good Health Jazz Fair” in the outdoor Levinson Plaza at the Mission Park housing development on April 30. The event was [...]

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 [...]

Apr 18 2016

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

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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 [...]

Apr 16 2016

Boston Globe

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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. [...]

Mar 31 2016

Boston Magazine

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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 [...]