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Chucho Valdés: not sitting this one out
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Chucho Valdés: not sitting this one out
Chucho Valdés, Cuban-born pianist and composer, is performing in a solo streaming concert through the Boston-based Celebrity Series on Sunday, Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. The performance, which will be prerecorded, features Valdés from the New World Center in Miami. Following the concert, there will be a live question-and-answer session moderated by Argentinian-born jazz journalist Fernando González.
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‘Arts for All!’ community concert series highlights local artists
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‘Arts for All!’ community concert series highlights local artists
This fall, Celebrity Series of Boston is staging 11 free, livestreamed community concerts as part of their “Arts for All!” initiative. Every Thursday evening from Sept. 10 to Dec. 17, a different beloved local performer will take the stage to bring hope and tapping feet into Boston homes through music and other art forms.
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In the news: Krystal Prime Banfield
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In the news: Krystal Prime Banfield
The Boston Arts Academy has named Krystal Prime Banfield as vice chair of its board of trustees.
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Immanuel Wilkins: jazz meets soul meets politics
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Immanuel Wilkins: jazz meets soul meets politics
Who is Immanuel Wilkins? Imagine being just 23 and at the top of your game with the jazz world agog at your skills as a composer, bandleader and musician, and you’ll have an idea who this young man is and what he’s doing.
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Chick Corea: Chelsea boy makes good
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Chick Corea: Chelsea boy makes good
Born and raised in Chelsea, Massachusetts, just over the bridge, Chick Corea is one of a handful of musicians of his generation to have shaped profoundly what younger generations compose, play and even think of as jazz.
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In the news: Javier Caballero
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In the news: Javier Caballero
Project STEP welcomes Javier Caballero as the organization’s new artistic director.
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Billy Childs: Well-composed
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Billy Childs: Well-composed
Billy Childs, based in Los Angeles and usually found teaching at the Berklee College of Music each fall, has a new CD, “Acceptance,” out on Aug. 28, that is well-timed for the current crisis. The Banner caught up with Childs from his home in L.A.
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Have sax, will travel: Joshua Redman talks jazz, pandemic, Boston then and now
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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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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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‘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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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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¡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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