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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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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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Greg Groover Jr. puts the spirit in jazz
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Greg Groover Jr. puts the spirit in jazz
Whether saxophonist Greg Groover Jr. is in church on Sunday morning or in a jazz club on Tuesday night, he’s bringing jazz to church and church to jazz.
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Grammy-nominated Maimouna Youssef performs at the Gardner Museum
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Grammy-nominated Maimouna Youssef performs at the Gardner Museum
A big fan of NPR, Maimouna Youssef was thrilled to be invited to sing on Tiny Desk Concert by rapper and actor Common in February 2018, who was performing as part of the music collective August Greene.
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Berklee College of Music partners with the Boston Art & Music Soul (BAMS) Festival
The Boston Art and Music Soul Festival will return for its second year next month, bringing hip-hop, spoken word and soul music to Franklin Park.
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In the news: Philip Lima
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In the news: Philip Lima
Berklee College of Music has named Philip Lima as assistant chair of the Voice Department.
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Where to find jazz in Boston? You’d be surprised.
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Where to find jazz in Boston? You’d be surprised.
Jazz performers are appearing at unexpected venues in the Boston area. From a Chinese restaurant to a wine bar to a hole-in-the-wall, the music, depending on where you go, may be accompanied by good food, small settings, and lively crowds.
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Handel and Haydn Society and Castle of Our Skins celebrate black musicians
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Handel and Haydn Society and Castle of Our Skins celebrate black musicians
On Saturday afternoon, April 27, the Handel and Haydn Society and Castle of Our Skins will present a free concert, “Nigra Sum Sed Formosa: I am Black But Beautiful,” at Roxbury Community College Media Arts Center.
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