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Jazz Concert/Feature: Master Percussionist Syd Smart Bids Boston Goodbye

August 26, 2020
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Percussionist Syd Smart is a Boston treasure to whom we will soon have to say farewell. But his talent, spirit, and energy will remain with those fortunate enough to see him play.

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Jazz Concert Preview: 41st John Coltrane Memorial Concert to Feature Some “Favorite Things”

December 7, 2018
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“Now I’m retired, but I still look forward to honoring the legacy of John Coltrane.”

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Concert Review: Linda J. Chase — “The City Is Burning”

November 11, 2017
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Chase’s iconoclastic genre-crossing oratorio proceeds from dark to light, and wins its struggle for transcendence.

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Jazz Concert Review: Laszlo Gardony Quartet — Always Swinging

January 23, 2015
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Made up of Boston-based musicians, the Laszlo Gardony Quartet is one of the city’s under-recognized treasures.

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Jazz Concert Reviews: 35th annual John Coltrane Memorial Concert

November 6, 2012
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The 35th anniversary concert proved that Coltrane’s music and memory continue to strongly hold sway in the hearts and souls of musicians and audiences alike.

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