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Ambrose Akinmusire: The man with the horn
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Ambrose Akinmusire: The man with the horn
Jazz trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire, just 38 years old, is on the cusp of global fame, thanks to his efforts and talent.
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Nubian Square comes alive with 'Nubian Nights'
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Nubian Square comes alive with 'Nubian Nights'
On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through April 11, Nubian Square comes alive with the “Nubian Nights” installation, featuring jazz music and synchronized light projections on local businesses. Organized by the Roxbury Cultural District (RCD), the outdoor installations provides a safe, socially distanced art experience for the neighborhood.
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Celebrating Women’s History Month with women of jazz
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Celebrating Women’s History Month with women of jazz
March is Women’s History Month, and WBGO, the nationally renowned and premiere jazz radio station out of Newark, New Jersey, is celebrating with an array of programming that you can stream for free all month via its website, www.wbgo.org.
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Jazzmeia Horn — A fitting name for award-winning vocalist
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Jazzmeia Horn — A fitting name for award-winning vocalist
Jazzmeia Horn is a vocalist and composer nominated twice for Grammy awards, most recently in 2019 for “Love and Liberation,” her second album. That album also led to Horn being named the winner of a 51st NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Jazz Album in 2020. For the 29-year-old originally from Dallas, Texas, stardom may be early, but it derives from her talent and hard work. The Banner caught up with her by phone on a cold winter morning from her home in the Bronx
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Live from New York, it’s jazz!
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Live from New York, it’s jazz!
Jazz is streaming from the best jazz clubs in New York City, and for the first time in history you can see and hear top musicians live at these venues from your living room. It’s always been expensive to go and stay in NYC. Now’s the time to sit back and experience the city without leaving Boston.
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A new year for women in jazz
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A new year for women in jazz
Changes in 2021 are happening in the world of jazz, with women leading the way: more inclusion of new sounds and people, greater access for audiences (thanks to virtual offerings) and increased social activism.
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Ron Carter: Giant of jazz comes to Boston
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Ron Carter: Giant of jazz comes to Boston
Jazz bassist Ron Carter, one of the greatest musicians in the world over the past 60 years, will be back in the Boston area on February 22 and 23 for two shows each night at the Regattabar inside the Harvard Square’s Charles Hotel.
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Cambridge Jazz Festival offers first-rate music, thought-provoking panel
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Cambridge Jazz Festival offers first-rate music, thought-provoking panel
On Sunday, July 29, the fifth annual Cambridge Jazz Festival drew more than 10,000 people to Danehy Park in Cambridge for six hours of free, first-rate jazz. This year, for the first time, the festival offered an additional day of programming, starting on Saturday with a panel and performance session.
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