Celebrate with

as we begin our 10th year
and honor JazzBoston's founder

JazzBoston's Annual Members and Friends Appreciation

Pastoral, 345 Congress Street, Fort Point, Boston

When? (new date)
Sunday, March 8, 5 to 9 pm+

Transportation and parking
3 blocks from South Station (see map)
4 hours of validated parking for $5 at 17 Farnsworth St. Garage

RSVP by March 3 (if you haven't already)
Let us know if we can count you in, and tell us if you're bringing a guest. If you responded to our Feb 7 change-of-date notice, you're on the list - no need to RSVP again.

Once a year we throw the best party we know how to say thank you to all our members and friends and wish ourselves happy birthday. This year's party will be special because it marks the beginning of JazzBoston's 10th year of operation.

Our Guest of Honor will be JazzBoston's founder, Bob Young, who covered the local jazz and world music scenes for the Boston Herald for nearly three decades. It was Bob's vision of strengthening the jazz scene by bringing its diverse constituents together that fired up the rest of us in 2006 and remains central to JazzBoston's mission today.

We've found a great new venue for this year's party! Pastoral, rated one of Boston's hottest new restaurants, is housed in a former factory building in the Fort Point arts district, and George Lewis Jr., the restaurant's co-owner, has been part of Boston's jazz scene for many years. We've tested the kitchen, and it more than lives up to its glowing reviews. The pizza, made in a brick oven imported from Italy, is a stand-out. The rest of the varied rustic Italian menu is delicious.

More reasons why this year's party will be special:

Live music - Frank Wilkins and WeJazzUp, with guest singer Wannetta Jackson.
Dancing - We'll be disappointed if you don't.
Complimentary appetizers and, of course, birthday cake (cash bar).
Jazzy door prizes - including a pair of tickets for the Terence Blanchard E-Collective and Ravi Coltrane Quartet donated by the Celebrity Series, a pair of tickets for Cassandra Wilson from World Music/CRASHArts, dinner and a show for two at Scullers Jazz Club, dinner for two at Tango Restaurant followed by a show at the Regent Theatre, Sunday brunch for 2 at Darryl's Corner Bar and Kitchen, a 1-hour personal improvisation tutorial with improv guru and saxophonist Tom Hall, and t-shirts from Wally's Jazz Cafe.
Jam session finale - Bring your instrument. The party doesn't end until the music stops.

Don't miss this opportunity to meet some of the city's most talented musicians and mingle with other denizens of Boston's jazz and arts scene. Click here to RSVP by email before March 3, and please be sure to include the name of your guest if you plan to bring one. If you responded to our February 7 email announcing the new date, no need to do so again.

And keep your fingers crossed that March comes in like a lamb.

See you on the 8th!