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Cambridge Jazz Festival at Danehy Park — all that jazz (and so much more)

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Dudley Jazz Festival — Fred Woodard’s annual free event returns to Mary Hannon Playground
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Dudley Jazz Festival — Fred Woodard’s annual free event returns to Mary Hannon Playground
In 2016, Fred Woodard envisioned bringing more jazz music to Dorchester and Roxbury by organizing a day dedicated to the genre.
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Newport Jazz Festival hits its stride at 70
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Newport Jazz Festival hits its stride at 70
The Newport Jazz Festival enters its 70th year this summer. Starting Aug. 2 and running through Aug. 4, the festival’s lineup is an inclusive and eclectic musical selection that defies genres.
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Cambridge Jazz Festival at Danehy Park — all that jazz (and so much more)
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Cambridge Jazz Festival at Danehy Park — all that jazz (and so much more)
For one weekend in July, Danehy Park in Cambridge transforms into a dance party, a celebration of community, a local business market, a cookout, and most importantly — a two-day jazz concert.
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‘Sacred Jazz’ series will commemorate legendary drummer Max Roach
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‘Sacred Jazz’ series will commemorate legendary drummer Max Roach
When Yoron Israel began pursuing a career as a professional drummer, he looked to trailblazing musician, composer and bandleader Max Roach for inspiration. Born in 1924, Roach was one of the pioneers of bebop, the fast-tempo jazz style that emerged in the 1940s. He was also a role model.
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A colorful Roxbury taproom is Boston’s latest jazz spot
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A colorful Roxbury taproom is Boston’s latest jazz spot
In 2023, a newly renovated historic building became the location of Long Live Roxbury, a taproom serving various beers, pilsners, stouts and sours. Built in the 1800s, the Boston Piano Company edifice on Hampden Street maintains its recognizable Boston charm on the outside, while an event series inside leans into another part of this city’s identity: live music.
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Arlington Jazz Festival returns for a 13th year
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Arlington Jazz Festival returns for a 13th year
The Arlington Jazz Festival will bring the croons of local and international musicians to town next month for the 13th year.
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Jazz vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant explores feminism through history, myth
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Jazz vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant explores feminism through history, myth
Cécile McLorin Salvant is a jazz vocalist, but her latest album “Mélusine,” pushes the boundaries of the genre.
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Jonathan Suazo’s 'Ricano’ fuses Puerto Rican, Dominican traditions
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Jonathan Suazo’s 'Ricano’ fuses Puerto Rican, Dominican traditions
Boston-based saxophonist and composer Jonathan Suazo released “Ricano” on Aug. 4, 2023, and the album was recently named by The New York Times as one of the 10 best, across all genres, for the year.
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Groover’s music keeps the doors open
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Groover’s music keeps the doors open
Gregory Groover Jr. and his quartet will perform songs from his two albums, “Negro Spiritual Songbook, Vol. 1” and “Negro Spiritual Songbook, Vol. 2: The Message,” on Oct. 21 as part of the Celebrity Series of Boston.
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Boston fall music preview
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Boston fall music preview
A great number of musicians will be performing in venues throughout Boston this fall, making up for time lost during the pandemic.
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Jazz fest at Eustis Estate honors David Chesnut
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Jazz fest at Eustis Estate honors David Chesnut
In the late 1890s, musician David Chesnut worked as a coachman and chauffeur at the Eustis Estate in Milton. Now his legacy will be celebrated there with the inaugural David Chesnut Jazz Festival.
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In full swing! Newport Jazz Festival 2023
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In full swing! Newport Jazz Festival 2023
The 2023 Newport Jazz Festival takes place Friday through Sunday, Aug. 4–6, in Newport, Rhode Island. Now in its 69th year, this year’s lineup continues the tradition of showcasing well-established musicians and emerging talent.
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