"Live from Scullers"

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 Jazz Club stage to his listeners on 89.7 WGBH Radio.



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Ashé Mama Afrika: Angélique Kidjo

Harvard University Jazz Master in Residence Angélique Kidjo in concert with Harvard Jazz Bands.

Friday April 13, 2018 - 8:00 PM. Sanders Theatre, Cambridge
Ticket Prices: $15.00; Students & Seniors (65+): $8.00; Outings & Innings: $10 with Harvard ID. WGBH supporters can receive a ticket discount when ordering tickets HERE
Angélique Kidjo, the three time Grammy Award winner and singer/songwriter/activist who combines “village traditions,” “cosmopolitan transformations” and “female solidarity” (The New York Times), has been named the 2018 Harvard University Jazz Master.
Ms. Kidjo will perform with the Harvard Jazz Bands in a concert sponsored by the Office for the Arts at Harvard and the Harvard Jazz Bands (Yosvany Terry and Mark Olson, conductors).
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Concert Series Celebrates Eric

Join the Cambridge Jazz Festival as we kick-off the week long celebration of Eric's 40 years at WGBH.

Sunday April 22nd at 6pm with The Larry Monroe/Donna McElroy Sextet
Receive $10 off your purchase by entering the promotion code - WGBH116.
Performances take place in the sanctuary of the Abundant Life Church located at 47 Howard St., Cambridge, MA.


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Jazz @ the Celebrity Series

The Celebrity Series of Boston presents world-class performing artists who inspire and enrich our community. 

On Saturday May 19th, Joshua Redman performs with string quartet Brooklyn Rider, along with percussionist Satoshi Takeishi and bassist Scott Colley. 
Tickets can be purchased here.
With a reputation for artistic excellence and innovative curation honed over nearly eight decades, Celebrity Series now presents over sixty-five main stage performances in eight to ten different venues and over 150 community engagement activities annually.
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Get Ready for BAMFEST - Summer 2018

The Boston Art & Music Soul Fest is an epic, multistage, fun-for-fall festival that aims to promote, connect and celebrate Afro-centric  culture, heritage, and contributions to the American fabric as expressed through art, music, food and entertainment with a global community. Coming Summer 2018!


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George Wein Reflects On His Career

The legendary Newport Jazz Festival returns August 3-5, 2018.
Eric Jackson met with George Wein, NJFF founder to talk about his career and the future of the festivals.
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2017 Berklee Jazz Festival

The Berklee Beantown Jazz Festival returned Saturday Sept. 30, 2017 to Columbus Avenue, west of Massachusetts Avenue, for six blocks to Burke Street. While there was rain from time to time, it was a day filled with great music and fun!

Here's our wrap-up on Boston's pre-eminent Fall season music event.




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World Music Crash Arts

Since the launch of World Music/CRASHarts in 1990, the mission has been to present the finest traditional and contemporary performing arts from around the world to the broadest possible audience, and to engage individuals in their community and civic life through related artist based educational programs.


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Friends of John Coltrane Memorial Concert

The 40th anniversary week commenced with a return one time only showing of the highly acclaimed 2016 documentary film "Chasing Trane", followed by a panel discussion moderated by Emmett G. Price III with Tia Fuller, Eric Jackson and JCMC co-founder Syd Smart.
The week continued with several free and insightful 'Trane-oriented presentations, Chasing More ‘Trane and Insider Reflections on the JCMC Legacy, along with a retrospective photo exhibit entitled 40 Years of Celebrating 'Trane, curated by Edmund Barry Gaither.
The momentum of the week's proceedings culminated with two consecutive evening concerts. The first, on Friday October 6th, featured the time-honored JCMC Ensemble. On Saturday October 7th, JCMC presented the great master saxophonist Pharoah Sanders and his quartet.


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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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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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