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Have sax, will travel: Joshua Redman talks jazz, pandemic, Boston then and now
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Arts & Culture
Have sax, will travel: Joshua Redman talks jazz, pandemic, Boston then and now
Joshua Redman recently got his original quartet from 1994 back together to record “RoundAgain,” a CD released on July 10. The quartet features Redman on saxophone, Brad Mehldau on piano, Christian McBride on bass, and Brian Blade on drums. The Banner caught up with Redman by phone in late July.
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Black Music Matters Festival gives Black country music artists their due
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Arts & Culture
Black Music Matters Festival gives Black country music artists their due
Country Standard Time is hosting the “Black Music Matters Festival” Aug. 2–6 on Facebook Live. The festival is a celebration of Black artists in the country and Americana genres, music categories that promote artists of color far less frequently than white artists.
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‘Tito Puente Latin Music Series’ airs Thursdays on Facebook Live
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Arts & Culture
‘Tito Puente Latin Music Series’ airs Thursdays on Facebook Live
For years, the Tito Puente Latin Music Series, run by Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción, Berklee College of Music and the city of Boston has brought dancing feet and infectious rhythms to the South End’s Villa Victoria neighborhood. This year, the concert series will run live on Facebook, YouTube and Instagram every Thursday at 7 p.m. to keep the summer spirit alive.
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In the news: Chelsey Green and Terri Lyne Carrington
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Local News
In the news: Chelsey Green and Terri Lyne Carrington
The Recording Academy’s national board of trustees now includes two Berklee faculty members and a Berklee Online student.
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¡Viva Puerto Rico! Festival Betances will livestream its annual celebration
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Arts & Culture
¡Viva Puerto Rico! Festival Betances will livestream its annual celebration
Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción will livestream Festival Betances, the longest running Latino cultural festival in New England, on Facebook and YouTube on Saturday, July 18.
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Castle of our Skins debuts new creative residency
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Arts & Culture
Castle of our Skins debuts new creative residency
Castle of our Skins has unveiled its brand new Shirley Graham Du Bois Creative-in-Residence program and the program’s first resident: vocalist, composer and multi-instrumentalist Tanyaradzwa A. Tawengwa.
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In conversation with saxophonist Kamasi Washington
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Arts & Culture
In conversation with saxophonist Kamasi Washington
Kamasi Washington, jazz saxophone player out of Los Angeles, is, at only 39 years old, the leading musician of his generation, because his work is fearless, without boundaries and of the highest levels both artistically and politically.
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Virtual performance series highlights Latinx voices
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Arts & Culture
Virtual performance series highlights Latinx voices
Four Latinx organizations in Boston — Amplify Latinx, Hyde Square Task Force, Cojuelos’ Productions and Ágora Cultural Architects — have come together to celebrate art and community through their online performance series “Cadencia Latina,” running through July 5.
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Opera companies establish workshop to diversify the art form
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Arts & Culture
Opera companies establish workshop to diversify the art form
MassOpera and OperaHub have partnered to launch a re-imagined New Opera Workshop (NOW) program that will find, foster and produce a contemporary opera led by diverse voices.
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In the news: Seyquan Mack
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Local News
In the news: Seyquan Mack
The Handel and Haydn Society announced Seyquan Mack is one of four students receiving a 2020 Youth Choruses Scholarship Award.
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Jazz greats share their quarantine playlists
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Arts & Culture
Jazz greats share their quarantine playlists
When not playing online gigs, here’s what jazz musicians are listening to.
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‘Sing Out Strong’ — Activist opera company takes its world premiere to Zoom
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Arts & Culture
‘Sing Out Strong’ — Activist opera company takes its world premiere to Zoom
This year “Sing Out Strong: Decolonized Voices,” a concert focused on colonization, will debut its world premiere via Zoom on May 13 at 8pm.
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