Stop by the JazzBoston tent between noon and 6 pm to meet festival headliners, watch local jazz radio hosts interview musicians and passers-by, be interviewed yourself, try out JazzBird, our new global radio app - it's free - or just hang out with denizens of Boston's jazz scene. Here's what you can do at our tent tomorrow:
Get to know the artists - Larry Watson and Robin McKelle are scheduled to stop by at 2:30 and Matt Savage, Mike Tucker, John Funkhouser, and Steve Silverstein at 4:00. They'll be there to meet fans and then stay for interviews at the JazzBoston/BIRN Radio Tent by college DJ's and pros such as Howard Mandel of the Jazz Journalists Association, Tony Brown of Berklee, and Bonnie Johnson of WICN.
Watch yourself and others be interviewed - One of our favorite cameramen, LeroyMcLaurin, will be back with videocamera, mikes, and monitor to cover the interviews and display them as they happen. If you've been wanting to see yourself on a screen bigger than your smart phone but aren't ready to go viral, this is your chance.
Try out JazzBird - We'll have demonstrations and free downloads of JazzBoston's new global radio app. In the crowded field of music streaming, JazzBird is the only app that delivers a listen-live-now experience from stations all over the world anytime you "tune in," anywhere you are. We'll also be offering JazzBird t-shirts for the first time, along with JazzBoston hats, t-shirts, and totes.
Sign-up, get information, join us - Sign up for the JazzBoston newsletter, find out what we're doing to support jazz throughout the Greater Boston area, then fill out a membership application and join us.
If you're a student and you want to get involved, sign up to be a JazzBoston Student Volunteer. We need your ideas and help! We'll also have plenty of information on other jazz events around town, like the John Coltrane Memorial Concert, coming up on November 23.
Please come see us tomorrow! The weather forecast is great, and it's going to be a beautiful day for jazz in Boston.
Editor, JazzBoston Newsletter