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Jazz greats share their quarantine playlists
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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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‘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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Reginald Mobley set to diversify Handel and Haydn programming
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Reginald Mobley set to diversify Handel and Haydn programming
On March 31, the Handel and Haydn Society announced Reginald Mobley will pioneer the new role of programming consultant, a position created to diversify the historic organization’s programming and to broaden their audience.
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All that jazz — free for the whole family
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All that jazz — free for the whole family
Under the leadership of Managing and Artistic Director Wynton Marsalis, Jazz at Lincoln Center recently announced that it is suspending all concerts, classes and public programs but offering, through its online portal, “consolidated access to all of the online activities we are offering globally, for free.”
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Hunker down and listen up
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Arts & Culture
Hunker down and listen up
With the city of Boston and the rest of the country cut off from live performances, jazz on the internet and showcased on cable are great ways to get through the next few weeks (or months) of social distancing.
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Jazz & poetry come to Nubian Square
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Jazz & poetry come to Nubian Square
Saxophonist Ricky Ford, poet Askia Touré, and pianist and arranger John Kordalewski are bring-ing original jazz and the poetry of Langston Hughes to the Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building for one night only on Saturday, March 14, from 7 to 9 p.m.
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Dot Jazz Series: Local musicians in tune with the times
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Dot Jazz Series: Local musicians in tune with the times
Now in its third year, the Dot Jazz Series, in collaboration with Mandorla Music and Greater Ashmont Main Street, brings a raft of performances to Peabody Hall in the Parish of All Saints, located in the Ashmont neighborhood of Dorchester.
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History, community unite in Voices of Freedom concert
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History, community unite in Voices of Freedom concert
For the fourth year running, the Vilna Shul center for Jewish culture in Beacon Hill will host the Voices of Freedom concert on March 29, celebrating unity with a multicultural and interfaith concert. The show will feature the Zamir Chorale of Boston, VOICES 21C and the Boston Community Gospel Choir, which frequently performs with the Boston Symphony Orchestra.
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Grammy-nominated singer Carolyn Malachi headlines Gardner Museum concert
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Grammy-nominated singer Carolyn Malachi headlines Gardner Museum concert
The Grammy-nominated R&B singer is a full-time independent artist who has been able to design the life of her dreams.
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New England Conservatory’s Black Student Union celebrates the King legacy
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New England Conservatory’s Black Student Union celebrates the King legacy
On Feb. 20, the New England Conservatory’s Black Student Union (BSU) will perform “Continuation of a Dream: The Dream Reimagined…,” a tribute concert to NEC alumna Coretta Scott King.
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In the news: Yoron Israel
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In the news: Yoron Israel
Berklee College of Music has named Yoron Israel chair of the Percussion Department. Israel, a drummer, composer, bandleader, vibraphonist, percussionist and author, previously served as the department’s interim chair, and has held faculty positions at Rutgers University William Paterson University, and the Mannes School of Music at the New School.
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Jazz vocalist Dianne Reeves: Yesterday,  today, and  tomorrow
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Jazz vocalist Dianne Reeves: Yesterday, today, and tomorrow
Dianne Reeves, whose voice exemplifies the heart and soul of jazz, arrives in Boston on Saturday, Feb. 8 for one show at the Berklee Performance Center at 8 p.m.
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