2017 Berklee Jazz Festival

The Berklee Beantown Jazz Festival returns Saturday Sept. 30, 2017 to Columbus Avenue, west of Massachusetts Avenue, for six blocks to Burke Street. It will be a day filled with great music and fun!

The Berklee Beantown Jazz Festival is Boston’s biggest block party—a free, annual, outdoor public concert that has delighted hundreds of thousands of music lovers over the years with its host of jazz, Latin, blues, funk, and groove performances, along with KidsJam, an instrument petting zoo, and an array of food vendors. 

The festival offers world-class music on three stages, phenomenal food and drink, arts, crafts, and unique gifts. We look forward to seeing you for Boston's best free outdoor concert.

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Newport Jazz Festival 2017


The legendary Newport Jazz Festival took place August 4, 5 & 6, and each day, shared highlights of the event with our Facebook and Instagram fans. 

View Photos Here.
Performances at the festival this year included: Cécile McLorin Salvant, Branford Marsalis, Henry Threadgill, Christian McBride Big Band, The Roots, Andra Day, supergroup Hudson (Jack DeJohnette, John Scofield, Larry Grenadier and John Medeski) and many more.
Eric Jackson met with George Wein, NJFF founder to talk about his career and the future of the festivals.

The interview will be posted soon.
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Cambridge Jazz Festival

The Cambridge Jazz Festival presented by Compass was Sunday, July 30, 2017. 
The festival featured headliners Pieces of A Dream along with a group of extraordinary artists, including Tia Fuller, The Ron Savage Trio featuring Eula Lawrence and Receita de Samba featuring Anna Borges & Bill Ward.
Highlights from this year's festival will be posted soon.



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Dudley Jazz Festival

The Dudley Jazz Festival presented by Creative Cultural Arts was Saturday, August 5, 2017 in Mary Hannon Park in the Roxbury/Dorchester neighborhood of Boston.

Eric Jackson spoke with festival founder and saxophonist, Fred Woodward about the festivals mission and vision. Click here for the interview.
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Scullers Jazz Club

Since 1989, the legendary Scullers Jazz Club has presented the biggest names in straight ahead, Latin and Contemporary Jazz, as well as Blues, Soul, R & B, Cabaret and World Music.

Boston Public Radio, in partnership with Scullers, brings you a series of monthly live Jazz broadcasts. WGBH's “dean of Boston jazz” Eric Jackson is your host. Each live broadcast begins at 10pm, when Eric introduces the artists on the Scullers stage to his listeners on 89.7 WGBH Radio.



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Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival

Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival Turns 40!
Celebrating The Centennial of Jazz

Founded in 1978 by jazz impresario George Wein, Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival is the fifth longest-consecutive-running jazz festival in North America. Initially founded as “the Newport Jazz Festival at Saratoga” the weekend event was renamed Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival in 1998.  

89.7's Eric Jackson spoke with John Scofield of the group Hudson and pianist Danilo Pérez prior to their Saratoga appearences.



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Coolidge Corner Theater

Widely regarded as one of New England’s most beloved cultural landmarks, the Coolidge Corner Theatre is one of the nation’s most prominent independently operated movie theatres, run by the not-for-profit Coolidge Corner Theatre Foundation.

Click here for showtimes.

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Office of the Arts @ Harvard

Jazz on the Plaza, featuring the Harvard Jazz Band and Yosvany Terry Quintet.

Grammy-nominated saxophonist/composer Yosvany Terry directed the Harvard student “Monday” Big Band in a program featuring compositions of such celebrated jazz masters as Herbie Hancock and Joe Henderson and showcased his powerhouse Quintet from New York.

Jazz 24/7 webcast this very special event that you can watch here.

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Celebrity Series of Boston

Enjoy great shows for Jazz fans from the Celebrity Series of Boston.


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Jazz Boston

Jazz Week ’17, April 21 through April 30, was the 11th edition of the Greater Boston jazz community’s annual celebration of the music, the musicians who make it, and the venues that present it all across the region. 

In a timely salute to someone who has done more than any other single individual to make Boston the great jazz city it is today, the theme of Jazz Week 2017 was Thank you Fred Taylor.


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Wellesley College Music Department

Wellesley College’s Music Department welcomed the Charenée Wade Quintet presenting Offering—The Music of Gil Scott-Heron with Charenée Wade Quintet Friday, November 18, 2016 at 7:30pm in the Jewett Art Center Auditorium, 106 Central Street, Wellesley, MA 02481. 

Jazz 24/7's Tessil Collins spoke with Ms. Wade about her travels, teaching and music




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Friends of John Coltrane Memorial Concert

Friends of John Coltrane presented "An Evening of Ballads & Blues": the 39th Annual John Coltrane Memorial Concert. Saturday October 29, 2016.
Hosted by Eric Jackson. Co-Sponsored by Jazz 24/7.  the night was a wonderful celebration of Coltrane's music and life.  Eric Jackson had the opportunity to speak with Dr. Leonard Brown about the history of the concert.


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