From Roxbury to Mattapan to Beacon Hill to City Hall, new and not-so-new events are becoming annual features of Boston Jazz Week.
Jazz Week 2015 shines a spotlight on the jazz scene—historic and current—in Boston’s core African American community of Roxbury (and adjoining Mattapan and Dorchester).
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.
As the festival season draws to a close, a look back at the 2013 BeanTown Jazz Festival.
July 11 update.The New Orleans-style funeral for jazz on WGBH radio was an amazing coming-together of musicians from across the spectrum of styles. It was an occasion for mourning the loss of Steve Schwartz and the diminution of Eric Jackson, to be sure, but it was also an occasion for celebrating with more than a little wonderment the recognition that we all are, indeed, a community.
Updated. Reeling from the impending cutbacks to WGBH’s programming, the Boston jazz community is beginning to find its footing in organizing a response. First up, a jazz funeral on the 5th of July.
Swarms in the train station! Improv in the library! Video game hits and poetry! Must be Jazz Week–and there’s plenty more, including a major CD release by Argentinian bassist Fernando Huergo paying tribute to the land of the Albiceleste.
In the second of three articles inspired by Jazz Week 2011, the focus is on the full-time jazz venues that form the bedrock of the Boston scene.
Thirty years of Eric in the Evening, jazz in public spaces and libraries, jazz ensembles and their social networks, and getting the word out about jazz. (First of a three-part series for Jazz Week.)
By J. R. Carroll Coming Attractions in Jazz for April 2010 unfortunately was washed away by the Waters of March (“It’s the mud, it’s the mud”), but we couldn’t let this year’s Jazz Week slip by without highlighting a few of the numerous events taking place in the Boston metro area from Friday, April 23, […]