JazzBoston presents Jazz All Ways, bringing world-class creative music to Central Square, Cambridge, MA

Zuzu Music Room, 474 Mass Ave, Cambridge, MA

7-9:30pm Sundays in April, May, and June 2022.

Starting in April and running through June, resident jazz artists will perform over a three- month performance program most Sundays at Zuzu Music Room in Cambridge. Artists have been curated based on excellence, diversity, and innovative program ideas. This new and varied series will include jazz styles like traditional New Orleans, bebop, swing, fusion, and modern – in addition to jazz jams.

This project is inspired by the lack of performance spaces for jazz. The jazz scene in Greater Boston and beyond has eroded, and opportunities for musicians and their audiences have diminished. Since the pandemic, the concert world as a whole is in crisis, but we beleve no genre is as vulnerable as jazz, which depends on a fragile ecosystem of performance venues. With Jazz All Ways, JazzBoston is helping restore that critically important ecosystem.

Jazz is a music tradition rooted in the African-American experience and is communal music based upon the relationship between artists, elders, and their communities. Our stage will be a platform for compelling music – we will spotlight our differences and believe that understanding and celebrating these differences make us all more aware citizens.

Over the years, JazzBoston’s team has presented hundreds of jazz performances in nightclubs and concert venues and we are devoted to enhancing the cultural and social mosaic of the cities we love.

Tickets: $10 at door

Reservations/Info: JAW@JazzBoston.org or: box_office@mideastclub.com

JAZZ ALL WAYS Calendar a/o 4/7/2022

(first name listed is the group’s leader)

April 3 Jazz World Trio
Guillermo Nojechowicz, drums / Ron Mahdi, bass / Witness Matlou, piano

April 10 John Kordalewski Quartet
John Kordalewski, piano / Kurtis Rivers, alto sax / John Lockwood, bass / Yoron Israel, drums

April 17 Easter -Zahili Zamora’s Common Ground
Zahili Zamora – Piano+Voice / Irisley Luis, Electric Bass / Ricky Matute, Percussion / Melvin Lam, Flute / Barbara Zamora, Voice

April 24 A Night in Rio with Sergio Brandão Sextet
Sergio Brandão, guitar / Fernando Brandão, flute / Paul Lieberman, alto flute and sax / Maxim Lubarsky, piano / Fernando Huergo, bass / Mark Walker, drums

May 1 Noah Preminger Quartet + Playground Jazz Jam kick-off
Noah Preminger, tenor sax / Anastassiya Petrova, piano / Max Ridley, bass / Dor Herskovits, drums

May 8 Bobby Tynes Quartet
Bobby Tynes, woodwinds /Frank Wilkins, keys / Langston (Skip) Smith, bass / Sergio Bellotti, drums

May 15 Ken Schaphorst Quartet
Ken Schaphorst, trumpet, piano / Brian Levy, tenor / Bob Nieske, bass / Charlie Weller, drums

May 22 Gregory Groover Quintet
Gregory Groover, sax / Max Ridley, bass / Mileana Castado, flugelhorn / Kevin Harris, piano / Tyson Jackson, drums

May 29 Memorial day weekend – we’ll take this day off.

June 5 Adam Kolker Quartet
Adam Kolker, tenor sax / Jerry Bergonzi, tenor sax / John Lockwood, bass / Francisco Mela, drums

June 12 Meredith D’Ambrosio’s CD Release Party
Meredith D’Ambrosio, voice / Chris Taylor, piano

June 19 Sam Spear’s Boston Uncommon – a Musical History of Our City
Sam Spear, alto sax / Bruno Råberg, bass / George Schuller, drums / Amanda Monaco, guitar

June 26 A Night in New Orleans with the Revolutionary Snake Ensemble
Ken Field, alto sax / Tom Hall, tenor sax / Jerry Sabatini, trumpet / Dave Harris, trombone / Blake Newman, bass / Phil Neighbors, drums

Thank you to the Cambridge Arts Council, the Mass Cultural Council, and The Cambridge Community Foundation for their essential support of this project!