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The music world abounds with references to Philly soul or Philly funk and its heritage of legendary musicians. Philly jazz musicians have also earned such iconic references. But there is one contemporary recording artist, constantly touring with top-shelf talent and held by most jazz musicians as a virtuoso on the Hammond B3 organ, whose roots […]

July 29-31, 2022 The Newport Jazz Festival is taking place Friday, July 29 – Sunday, July 31 at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, Rhode Island. This year’s lineup includes Norah Jones, Terrence Blanchard, Ron Carter, Esperanza Spaulding, Jazzmeia Horn, Cecil McLorin Salvant, McBride’s Newport Jawn, and many more! For tickets and information, please visit www.newportjazz.org.

Experimental jazz guitarist, composer and ensemble bandleader Mary Halvorson has evolved her individual style and pushed an incredibly varied direction in musical expression over the course of numerous projects since 2005. Finding significant critical attention in 2017, 2018, and 2019, by virtue of consecutive wins in DownBeat’s International Critics Poll as Best Guitarist, Halvorson continues […]

Wednesdays at Noon, May 4th & 11th, June 8th & 15thFree Admission Mechanics Hall321 Main Street, Worcester, MA, 01608; 508-752-5608Broadcast live on WICN 90.5 FM and streaming at wicn.org For over 35 years, Mechanics Hall and WICN have been proud to provide quality live performances free to the general public! Every concert begins at noon […]

The Brown Bag Concerts are produced by 90.5 WICN & Mechanics Hall. Wednesdays at Noon, May 4th & 11th, June 8th & 15thFree Admission Mechanics Hall321 Main Street, Worcester, MA, 01608; 508-752-5608Broadcast live on WICN 90.5 FM and streaming at wicn.org For over 35 years, Mechanics Hall and WICN have been proud to provide quality […]

JazzBoston presents Jazz All Ways, bringing world-class creative music to Central Square, Cambridge, MA Zuzu Music Room, 474 Mass Ave, Cambridge, MA7-9:30 pm Sundays in April, May, and June 2022. Now through June, resident jazz artists will deliver a three-month performance program most Sundays at Zuzu Music Room in Cambridge. Artists have been curated based on […]

If a compositional work of music such as a 500-page score was discovered in our current era, that when arranged and performed would be 2.5 hours long and require 30 musicians to perform, you’d assume this was a classical piece for a symphony. Yet Epitaph is a composition by American jazz composer, bassist, bandleader, and […]

New England Conservatory in Boston is recognized as one of the top music schools in the country, and at the forefront of leadership in educating and training musicians of all ages from around the world. NEC’s music students represent more than 40 countries, and per its mission statement, it “cultivates a diverse, dynamic community for […]

Known for his lyrical and relaxed style on the tenor saxophone, exceptional improvisor and seminal influence on his instrument, Lester Young, “The Prez,” was interviewed in a Paris hotel room just two months before he died. In response to a question about big bands like Count Basie’s Orchestra, where Young had become famous, he stated, […]

The telling originality and influence of a great innovator in jazz, based on their instrument, technique, and voicing, is often echoed by the number of outstanding musicians of future generations that advance the established style. The signature thumb-based strumming method, soft tone, and octave-chordal sound of Wes Montgomery’s Gibson is instantly recognizable from the opening […]