Black Boston Blog Service

have a happy electronic day!

Posts Tagged ‘Berklee College of Music

Best Web Streaming Free Jazz Site in Boston is www.jazzboston.org

leave a comment »

JAZZBOSTON.ORG — What’s Your Jazz?

THE BEANTOWN JAZZ FESTIVAL IS SEPTEMBER 24 IN THE SOUTH END

September 2011

JazzBoston Tent Again in the Middle of the Action at Berklee BeanTown Jazz Fest Sept. 24; Come By To Meet Boston’s Musicians, Make a Video
JazzBoston Holds First Music Media Meet-and-Greet Sept.22 at Darryl’s Corner Bar
Members Connection I: Win Free Tickets to James Farm, Hiroshima, Jason Marsalis, Grace Kelly, Atlas Soul, Kenny Barron, Robert Glasper, More
Members Connection II: Win Free Tickets to Lew Soloff at Coolidge Corner Theatre
Members Connection III: Win Free Tickets to John Coltrane Memorial Concert
Jazz Week ’12 Set for April 27 – May 6
Freebie Sampler: Roxbury Founders Day, Newton Jazz & Wine Fest, Stars at Berklee
Write Us, Join Us, Please Pass This On…

JazzBoston Tent Again in the Middle of the Action at Berklee BeanTown Jazz Fest Sept. 24; Come By To Meet Boston’s Musicians, Make a Video

Look for the black and white JazzBoston banners at the Berklee BeanTown Jazz Festival next Saturday afternoon and come by our tent to meet some of Greater Boston’s most creative musicians, make a video for our What’s Your Jazz? campaign, or just hang out with other denizens of the scene. On Sept. 24, JazzBoston will make its fifth appearance at the festival and its second as an official festival partner. The free outdoor event, which runs from noon to 6 p.m., takes place on Columbus Ave. between Mass. Ave. and Burke St.

Every half hour starting at 1 p.m., a different pair of hometown musicians will be on hand to talk with fans about their music and the scene. They’ll have their instruments with them so they can demonstrate the projects they’re working on. In the lineup so far: saxophonists Ken Field, Pat Loomis, and Cercie Miller; guitarist Antonio Loomis; pianist Yoko Miwa; trumpeter Jerry Sabatini; trombonist Bill Lowe; and drummer Yoron Israel. Also, percussionist Syd Smart, representing the John Coltrane Memorial Concert, which he co-founded in 1977; and drummer Ayeisha Mathis, accompanied by rising stars from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester, where she is Director of the Music Clubhouse.

Also on hand to join the conversations will be Jazz Journalists Association president Howard Mandel, visiting from New York, and WGBH Radio hosts Eric Jackson and Steve Schwartz.

Take a few minutes to stop by our mini TV studio, manned by Leroy McLaurin again this year, to watch music lovers of every persuasion as they answer the question, “What’s your jazz?” Or step up to the camera yourself and help us spread the word that jazz is for everyone.

Watch JazzBoston’s website and Facebook page for additions to the musician lineup. And click here to see snapshots of the 2010 scene at JazzBoston’s big tent.

JazzBoston Holds First Music Media Meet-and-Greet Sept.22 at Darryl’s Corner Bar

Attention music media professionals, students and teachers, and anyone else engaged in or interested in communicating about music — all kinds of music — or talking to those who do. JazzBoston invites you to a special Meet-and-Greet cocktail party with Howard Mandel, president of the Jazz Journalists Association; Eric Jackson and Steve Schwartz, hosts of Jazz on WGBH; and an array of writers, broadcasters, cable casters, bloggers, photographers, and other music media maven and mavericks.

Sponsored by JazzBoston and the Jazz Journalists Association and hosted by Darryl Settles, it’s happening at Darryl’s Corner Bar, 604 Columbus Ave. in the South End, this Thursday evening, Sept. 22, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Free appetizers and cash bar. Space is limited, RSVP required. Email specialevents@jazzboston.org to reserve your place.

Members Connection I: Win Free Tickets to James Farm, Hiroshima, Jason Marsalis, Grace Kelly, Atlas Soul, Kenny Barron, Robert Glasper, More

World Music/CRASHarts is offering JazzBoston members two pairs of free tickets to hear James Farm on Sept. 23 at 8 p.m. at the Berklee Performance Center. The ensemble, which features Matt Penman, Joshua Redman, Aaron Parks, and Eric Harland (l to r in photo left), is presented by World Music/CRASHarts in collaboration with the Berklee BeanTown Jazz Festival. World Music/CRASHarts is also offering JazzBoston members a 20% discount to the show. Discounted tickets must be purchased by 5 p.m., Sept. 22, by calling (617)876-4275 or online at www.WorldMusic.org. To receive the 20% JazzBoston member discount, use the code JF20 upon checkout.

Scullers is offering JazzBoston members three pairs of tickets to each of these shows: Hiroshima, Sept. 22, 10 p.m.; Mark Rapp’s Melting Pot, Sept. 28, 8 p.m.; Sammy Figueroa & the Latin Jazz Explosion, Oct. 6, 8 p.m.; and the Jason Marsalis Vibes Quartet, Oct. 12, 8 p.m.

The Regattabar is offering JazzBoston members one pair of tickets to each of these shows, all at 7:30 p.m.: Shemekia Copeland, Sept. 21; Obbini Tumbao, Sept. 23; Atlas Soul, Sept. 24; No Static, Sept. 27; the Warren Wolf Quintet, Sept. 29; Kenny Barron, Sept. 30; Tigran Hamasyan, Oct. 5; Francisco Mela, Oct. 6; Robert Glasper, Oct. 7; Pablo Ablanedo, Oct. 11; “Battle of the Saxes” with the Rusty Scott Quartet featuring Bill Pierce, Gordon “Sax” Beadle, and Tim Mayer, Oct. 12; Johnny A, Oct. 15; Brian Carpenter’s Ghost Train Orchestra, Oct. 18; Sergio Brandao, Oct. 20; and the Jack Donahue Group, Oct. 21.

JazzBoston members are being offered three pairs of tickets to hear headliner saxophonist Grace Kelly along with gospel pianist George Russell Jr. and the Bethel AME Praise and Worship Team at the Bethel AME Church in Jamaica Plain at 8 p.m. on Sept. 23 in a special performance to benefit Rebecca’s Well, a South African nonprofit organization that confronts the mounting needs of the country’s disadvantaged women and children. In October Kelly will join the Boston-based mission to South Africa, where more fundraisers are planned.

JazzBoston members will receive a $5 discount either online (use code SAP2) or at door (just mention JazzBoston). Tickets are $40, $15 with a student ID, and available at www.rebeccaswell.org.

If you’re a JazzBoston member, write to newsletter@jazzboston.org now to enter the drawing to win free tickets to any of the events listed above, and please note which shows and dates you’re interested in. You must be a JazzBoston member to be eligible to win.

JazzBoston members receive discounts at Scullers, the Regattabar, Ryles, The Regent Theatre, the Amazing Things Art Center, Chianti Tuscan Restaurant & Jazz Lounge, Darryl’s Corner Bar & Kitchen, Redline, the Jazz Club at the Multicultural Arts Center, World Music/CRASHarts, Bella Luna Restaurant & Milky Way Lounge, the Vernissage Restaurant’s “Jazz Thursdays at Vernissage,” and Boston Pops jazz concerts at Symphony Hall. For discounts at all these venues, just show your JazzBoston card at the door, or when calling for reservations, give your name and member number.

The Arts and Business Council of Greater Boston offers JazzBoston members a 20% discount on a wide range of seminars, workshops, and webinars geared to artists and arts organizations. To get information about a particular program or register online, email D’lynne Plummer, Director of Professional Development, and give her your membership number.

New England Conservatory’s School of Continuing Education is offering JazzBoston members a 15% discount on all classes, lessons, and ensembles in jazz and other genres, from private instrument instruction to full certificate programs. Jazz courses in the fall schedule include theory and ear training, composition and arranging, and jazz history. Click here for more information.

Click here to become a JazzBoston member now. Annual memberships begin as low as $20.

Members Connection II: Win Free Tickets to Lew Soloff at Coolidge Corner Theatre

The Coolidge Corner Theatre is offering JazzBoston members three pairs of free tickets to Evidence: A Jazz Creation, a multi-layered live performance on Sept. 26 at 7:30 p.m.. The event features trumpeter Lew Soloff (photo left), bassist François Moutin, and vocalist and cellist Anne Sila, in collaboration with LA-based dancer/choreographer Courtney Giannone. If you’re a JazzBoston member, write to newsletter@jazzboston.org now to enter the drawing to win free tickets to “Evidence: A Jazz Creation.” You must be a JazzBoston member to be eligible to win.

The Coolidge is also offering JazzBoston members the special $17 Coolidge Corner Theatre member price for the performance, a $3 discount off the $20 general admission price. To receive the $17 ticket price, JazzBoston members must use the promo code JAZZBOS when purchasing tickets online at http://www.coolidge.org/content/lew-soloff-jazz-creation.

Click here to become a JazzBoston member now.

Members Connection III: Win Free Tickets to John Coltrane Memorial Concert

JazzBoston members are being offered two pairs of free tickets to the 34th annual John Coltrane Memorial Concert (JCMC) on Oct. 22 at Northeastern University’s Blackman Theatre, 360 Huntington Ave., Boston, at 7:30 p.m. This year’s event, Coltrane’s Ashé III, will be hosted by WGBH Radio’s Eric Jackson and will honor José Massó, longtime host of WBUR-FM’s “Con Salsa” program and a member of JazzBoston’s Board of Directors. The concert revisits Ashé, Yoruban for the all-pervasive energy with which the Creator empowers humanity, and will showcase 21st century Afro-Caribbean stylistic approaches to Coltrane’s compositions.

Coltrane’s Ashé III features the John Coltrane Memorial Ensemble, an outstanding lineup of 14 prominent Boston-based musicians, many of whom have been the core of the JCMC over its 34- year legacy: Carl Atkins, Leonard Brown, Jeff Galindo, Tim Ingles, John Lockwood, Ricardo Monzon, David Neves, Jason Palmer, Bill Pierce, Ron Savage, Syd Smart, Joel Larue Smith, Stan Strickland, and Gary Valente. (In photo above, l to r, Bill Pierce, Stan Strickland, Leonard Brown.)

If you’re a JazzBoston member, write to newsletter@jazzboston.org now to enter the drawing to win free tickets to Coltrane’s Ashé III. You must be a JazzBoston member to be eligible to win.

Jazz Week ’12 Set for April 27 – May 6
It’s not too soon to set aside some days and nights on your calendar for next spring when Jazz Week returns for the 6th consecutive year from Friday, Apr. 27, to Sunday, May 6. Jazz Week ’12 will once again bring together Greater Boston’s entire jazz community in a 10-day celebration that offers jazz of every style in over 250 events, many of them free, indoors and out, in and around the city. Check out the info and photos of the scene from Jazz Weeks past on the JazzBoston site, and check in regularly for updates on Jazz Week ’12.
Freebie Sampler: Roxbury Founders Day, Newton Jazz & Wine Fest, Stars at Berklee

Late summer is in the air and a pair of free upcoming Saturday events offers a terrific way to hear some of the city’s finest musicians in the great outdoors. On Sept. 17, the Makanda Project with Voices takes the stage from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at Roxbury Heritage State Park, 183 Roxbury St., Roxbury, as part of the Roxbury Founders Day celebration.

On Sept. 24, the second annual Newton Jazz and Wine Festival takes place at the Jackson Homestead, 527 Washington St, Newton, from 12 noon to 5 p.m. Scheduled to appear are the Rusty Scott Organ Group, Nathan Aronow Nextet, Leo Colon Latin Jazz Group and Patrice Williamson.

Berklee College of Music is featuring a number of major jazz stars in free events during September and October. Upcoming: drummer Terri Lyne Carrington at Café 939, 939 Boylston St., on Sept. 20 in a rehearsal, clinic, and Q&A session from 3 to 5 p.m. and in concert at 7 p.m.; bassist John Patitucci in concert at David Friend Recital Hall, 921 Boylston St., Sept. 22 at 2 p.m.; pianist Eric Reed at Berk Recital Hall, 1140 Boylston St., on Sept. 26 at 1 p.m.; drummer Peter Erskine at David Friend Recital Hall on Sept. 26 at 1 p.m., Sept. 27 at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., and Sept. 28 at 2 p.m.; and pianist Randy Weston at David Friend Recital Hall on Sept. 29 at 2 p.m.

  Please Pass This On…

www.jazzboston.org.

 



Advertisements

Written by aboutblackboston

September 20, 2011 at 9:05 am

%d bloggers like this: