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Sergio Mendes & Bebel Gilberto bring bossa nova to Boston
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Arts & Culture
Sergio Mendes & Bebel Gilberto bring bossa nova to Boston
On Friday, Oct. 18, Sergio Mendes will bring his familiar bossa nova/samba and distinctive pop instrumentation to Boston audiences as part of the Celebrity Series of Boston’s program, “Sérgio Mendes & Bebel Gilberto: The 60th Anniversary of Bossa Nova.”
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Scullers celebrates 30 years of jazz
Scullers Jazz Club in Allston is celebrating its 30th anniversary starting this September and running through December. The celebration is already seeing top-flight jazz, both familiar and wildly innovative, from musicians revered internationally.
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For your ears only: 'Concert for One' project makes classical music accessible
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For your ears only: 'Concert for One' project makes classical music accessible
Celebrity Series’ newest installation, “Concert for One” is a musical performance on the most intimate of scales.
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Councilor Campbell, Berklee dean launch 1st Mattapan Jazz Festival
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Councilor Campbell, Berklee dean launch 1st Mattapan Jazz Festival
Boston City Council President Andrea Campbell, in partnership with Ron Savage, Dean of the Professional Performance Division at Berklee College of Music, announced last week they will host the Mattapan Jazz & Unity Festival at the 'greens' in front of the Foley Senior Residences, 249 River Street, Mattapan, on Sunday, September 22 from 1-5 p.m.
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Kenny Garrett: One-of-a-kind
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Kenny Garrett: One-of-a-kind
Grammy Award-winning saxophone player Kenny Garrett is on the road, in the studio and heading toward his 60th year, creating and redefining music.
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Bill Barclay brings pioneering black composer back into the limelight in ‘The Black Mozart’
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Bill Barclay brings pioneering black composer back into the limelight in ‘The Black Mozart’
On Monday, Aug. 19, Bill Barclay, former director of music at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, debuted his new concert theater piece, “The Black Mozart,” on the Boston Symphony’s Tanglewood stage. “The Black Mozart” is one of the early productions in Barclay’s Concert Theatre Works organization, which aims to make concert music more accessible to a contemporary audience.
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Jon Batiste wows the crowd at Newport Jazz Festival
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Jon Batiste wows the crowd at Newport Jazz Festival
The opening concert of the 65th Newport Jazz Festival, held Friday, Aug. 2 at the International Tennis Hall of Fame of the Newport Casino, celebrated the vibrant past, present and future of jazz.
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Arts & Culture
Celebrating a half-century of jazz
Beginning this fall and continuing through 2020, the Jazz Studies Department of New England Conservatory is celebrating its 50th year of teaching and bringing jazz to Boston and beyond. Free events and ongoing programs are highlighting the great urban resource of NEC.
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Bill Banfield: keeping jazz alive in Boston
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Bill Banfield: keeping jazz alive in Boston
Dr. Bill Banfield, Professor at Berklee College of Music, cannot be contained by the four walls of a classroom.
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Sing Out Strong—new works from activist opera company
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Sing Out Strong—new works from activist opera company
On Aug. 1, White Snake Projects debuted the first concert in their “Sing Out Strong” series, a batch of free concerts featuring original music. “Sing Out Strong: Immigrant Voices” featured original compositions created in tandem by immigrant or first generation composers and writers in the Boston
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Cambridge Jazz Festival celebrates sixth year
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Cambridge Jazz Festival celebrates sixth year
On Sunday, July 28, the Cambridge Jazz Festival brought the sweet sounds of Ellington and Fitzgerald to Danehy Park. For the sixth year, the festival delivered six hours of high-quality jazz music to the community during the free event.
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Dudley Jazz Fest returns
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Dudley Jazz Fest returns
On Saturday, July 27 from 12–6 p.m., the free Dudley Jazz Fest returns to Mary Hannon Park on Dudley Street in Dorchester for its fourth year. This year, Salim Washington will headline the festival, along with Gabrielle Goodman, The Lance Martin Jazz Trio and The Fred Woodard Collective.
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