Jazz cooks—do you?
It’s not surprising that many jazz musicians like to cook. Cooking is a creative art with lots of room to improvise.
One way to be part of the Jazz Week 2019 celebration is to invite a few friends to dinner and serve the favorite dish of one of your favorite jazz musicians. Do your own take on the recipe – improvise – and play the musician’s albums during dinner. Take pictures, share them with us, and tell us what you cooked and what you played. We’ll post your report and photos on the JazzBoston website and in our Jazz Week round-up newsletter. If you tell us about your event ahead of time, we’ll also register it on the IJD website with other Boston Jazz Week events.
Jazz Cooks is the title of a unique book of portraits and favorite recipes of 90+ jazz greats from “Cannonball” Adderley and Geri Allen to Randy Weston and Nancy Wilson. The book, published in 1992, was co-authored by Bob Young, JazzBoston’s co-founder and a former music critic for the Boston Herald. Bob has given us permission to share some of the recipes with you. Early next week, we’ll post a list of musicians and recipes on the Jazz Week page of JazzBoston’s website.