The life of a working musician is not a second-class life, and Mimi Rabson’s is Exhibit A: “I try to get past the limits of the definitions and get to the joy.”
Berklee College of Music
Toninho Horta’s musical signature is distinctive: complex harmonies, subtle but masterful guitar work, and gentle, plaintive vocals.
Jason Anick, on violin and mandolin, and Jason Yeager, on piano, showed off just how exhilarating it can be to kick down musical walls.
When she composes a song, she said, it’s her guitar, rather than her voice, that “chooses the key. The guitar is the boss.”
“I love analyzing songs and finding out what makes them tick and what makes them wonderful.”
Iconic second-generation bossa nova composer, singer, and guitarist Joyce Moreno.
This year’s festival, themed “Jazz: The Voice of the People,” will explore jazz music in all of its global colors.
Three Boston-based arts colleges have completed major structures. Each has taken a different aesthetic path to assert its very own institutional signature.
Jazz Week 2014′s theme of “No Walls: A salute to the power of jazz to bring people together” emphasizes the place of jazz on the world stage.
“Music just comes, you know? You’re harvesting potatoes, and something happens and you have to put it immediately on paper.”