DigBoston writer Ezra Lebovitz speaks to JazzBoston president Ken Field about the JazzNOW: No Borders concert collaboration with GBH for International Jazz Day. Read the full article HERE.
Published in the Bay State Banner 04-26-2018, Photo: Don West JazzBoston honored Eric Jackson (second from left) with a Medal of Gratitude for his decades of opening ears and hearts to jazz through his radio show on WGBH-FM “Eric in the Evening.” The honor is extended to a week of recognition during JazzBoston’s annual Jazz [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]