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 Friday Dec 1 for the extraordinary vocalist, Dee Dee Bridgewater "Live from Scullers".

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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CJF Presents Eric Jackson Concert Series



The Cambridge Jazz Festival presents 
the Eric Jackson Concert Series.
 
February 11, 2018 | Celebrate Black History Month with Walter Beasley and Gabrielle Goodman
 
Receive $10 off your purchase by entering the promotion code - WGBH116.
 
GET TICKETS HERE!
 
 
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Stave Sessions Return



Stave Sessions, the multi-night festival presented by the Celebrity Series of Boston takes place March 20 through 24, 2018 at 160 Mass Avenue, an intimate club venue with floor-to-ceiling glass windows located on the Berklee College of Music campus. Stave Sessions 2018 marks our fourth year in this exciting venue.

 

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Ready for BAMFEST - Spring 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 Spring 2018!

 

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Grammy Winner Jeff "Tain" Watts Residency



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

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

A conversation and clinic with live music provided by students in the Harvard Monday Jazz Band and Jeff “Tain” Watts in Concert with the Harvard Jazz Bands.
 
 
 
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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.

WATCH JAZZ 24/7'S WEBCAST OF THIS PRESTIGIOUS 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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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.
 
GET MORE INFORMATION ABOUT FJCMC HERE!

 

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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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