World Music Crash Arts

Direct from Havana, Cuba

Saturday, October 28, 8:00 pm
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Ave., Boston

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Havana-based composer and pianist Harold López-Nussa travels smoothly through his classical, Cuban, and jazz inspirations to create an exceptional style of global jazz. His trio includes his younger brother, Ruy Adrián López-Nussa, a renowned musician in his own right, on percussion and Julio César González on bass.  
Free preperformance talk with Grammy-winning author and journalist Bob Blumenthal at 7pm in the Davis Room, second floor of the Berklee Performance Center. 
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CJF Presents Eric Jackson Concert Series

The Cambridge Jazz Festival presents 
the Eric Jackson Concert Series.
November 5, 2017 | Trio Music with recording artist Anthony Wonsey, Ron Mahdi and Ron Savage
Join CJF for world class jazz performances by jazz heavy-hitters including Anthony Wonsey, Walter Beasley, Gabrielle Goodman, Nedelka Prescod, Donna McElroy and others. 
Performances take place in the sanctuary of the Abundant Life Church located at 47 Howard St., Cambridge, MA.  Proceeds from this fundraising concert series will help keep the 2018, 5th Annual Cambridge Jazz Festival FREE to the public. 
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Benny Golson is "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.

Join us Saturday, November 11 when we welcome the Benny Golson Quartet to our
"Live from Scullers" broadcast.

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.

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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Grammy Winner Jeff "Tain" Watts Residency

Jazz drummer/composer Jeff “Tain” Watts is the Office for the Arts Fall 2017 Artist in Residence.

During the weeklong residency with the jazz bands at Harvard in November, Watts will offer two public events:

Wednesday, November 8, 5-6:30 PM

A conversation and clinic with live music provided by students in the Harvard Monday Jazz Band.
This event will take place at Leverett House Theater, 11 Mill St. (between Plympton & DeWolfe Streets), Harvard University, Cambridge, MA. Admission free (tickets or RSVPs not required). All are welcome. View event page.
Saturday, November 11, 8 PM
Jeff “Tain” Watts in Concert with the Harvard Jazz Bands, Lowell Hall, 17 Kirkland Street, Cambridge, MA. Tickets $10, students and seniors $5, through the Harvard Box Office at Farkas Hall, 10-12 Holyoke St. Cambridge, MA. View event page.
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A Great "Creative Conversation"

FirstWorks presented a Creative Conversation with Chick Corea and Steve Gadd October 15, 2017 at the Moses Brown School Woodman Center, Providence RI.


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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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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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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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Celebrity Series of Boston

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


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