From the October 2021 issue of Explore GBH magazine.
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.
Members of Greater Boston’s jazz community gather at Wally’s for a repeat of the first-ever group portrait 10 years earlier Download Low Res photo, 720x491 Download Hi Res photo, 4200x2861 On September 7, 2019, JazzBoston assembled jazz musicians, music lovers, presenters, promoters, advocates, and chroniclers from all over Greater Boston’s jazz community at the historic [...]
In September of 2017, in what he termed “A Special Edition for JazzBoston,” Leonard Brown reflected on the birth and 40-year history of the John Coltrane Memorial Concert, the longest running tribute to Coltrane anywhere. As the first concert without Leonard approaches on Oct. 5, you can hear his voice in his words. JCMC co-founder [...]
Haynes Family: a slice of Rox. History By Jawu Miller The Bay State Banner, August 29, 2019, Page 1 The Roxbury in which Michael (in photo) and Roy Haynes were born in the late 1920s disappeared long ago, leveled by the urban renewal wrecking ball in the 1960s. Their family’s three-story frame house, were it [...]
George Schuller’s stunning new film, “Modern Jazz Quartet: From Residency to Legacy” will be screened at MIT’s Killian Hall Friday night, May 17, followed by a Q & A with Schuller and special guests. Featuring Percy Heath, John Lewis, Dave Brubeck, Gunther Schuller, Stephanie Barber, Herb Pomeroy, Ornette [...]
Mayor Martin J. Walsh and JazzBoston Present city's first official international jazz day concert On April 30, Boston will join cities in more than 190 countries around the globe in celebrating jazz as a universal language, symbol of freedom, and force for peace. Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh and JazzBoston, Greater Boston’s premier [...]
Become a JazzBoston member now and receive your invitation to the coolest party of the year We’re not modest about it. Our annual Members & Friends Party is our favorite event of the year. Besides being fun, it’s our opportunity to thank you and all the other music lovers and musicians from Boston’s [...]