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Boston Cultural Council awards 2021 grant funds
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Boston Cultural Council awards 2021 grant funds
The Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture and the Boston Cultural Council (BCC) has awarded 153 arts and culture organizations grants totaling $489,000. These grants will support the general operating expenses of the organizations and the goal of enhancing life in Boston through the arts.
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Jazz World Trio celebrates International Jazz Day with concert and conversation
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Jazz World Trio celebrates International Jazz Day with concert and conversation
Jazz pianist Witness Matlou knows the power that music has to effect social change. It changed his life and has given him the opportunity to give back to his community while traveling the world performing and teaching.
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Castle of Our Skins explores the beauty and power of African American spirituals
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Castle of Our Skins explores the beauty and power of African American spirituals
“Witness: Spirituals and the Classical Music Tradition,” a collaboration between Castle of Our Skins and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, explores the beauty and power of African American spirituals through a classical lens.
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Handel and Haydn Society presents Composer Jonathan Woody world premiere
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Handel and Haydn Society presents Composer Jonathan Woody world premiere
Acclaimed composer Jonathan Woody firmly believes in the universality of music, and that it doesn’t belong to anyone person, race or culture.
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Giveton Gelin: Rising star in the world of jazz
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Giveton Gelin: Rising star in the world of jazz
Giveton Gelin, who turns 22 this month, is turning heads in the world of jazz with his trumpet playing. He will just be graduating from the prestigious Juilliard School this year but has already released his first album, “True Design,” to great acclaim for its maturity, musical precision and originality.
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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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Out of this world: rap artist Dutch ReBelle takes the stage at Museum of Science planetarium
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Out of this world: rap artist Dutch ReBelle takes the stage at Museum of Science planetarium
The halls of the Museum of Science may not be ringing with the usual chorus of visitor voices, but on March 25, its planetarium will host the powerful vocals and commanding stage presence of local rapper and hip-hop artist Dutch ReBelle.
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Saxophoist Miguel Zenón pays tribute to jazz giant Ornette Coleman
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Saxophoist Miguel Zenón pays tribute to jazz giant Ornette Coleman
Alto saxophonist and Berklee alumnus Miguel Zenón and an international quartet of musicians commemorate renowned jazz saxophonist Ornette Coleman with their new album, “Law Years: The Music of Ornette Coleman.”
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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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Iguana Music Fund supports local musicians
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Iguana Music Fund supports local musicians
Passim, the Cambridge music organization and performance venue, has awarded more than $40,000 to 24 musicians through its 2020 Iguana Music Fund. The annual fund awards local artists with resources to work on career-building projects and activities with a community service spin. This year, the grants are especially crucial.
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Rhonda Hamilton: A voice  that brings jazz to life
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Rhonda Hamilton: A voice that brings jazz to life
Rhonda Hamilton has a voice made for jazz radio: Smooth and mellow, with phrasing that has cadences like musical notes.
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