ADVERTISE WITH US

Make a difference: Support jazz online

Support All About Jazz Your friends at All About Jazz are looking for readers to help back our website upgrade project. Of critical importance, this project will result in a vastly improved reader experience across all devices and will make future All About Jazz projects much easier to implement. Click here to learn more about this project including donation rewards.

Content by tag "Massachusetts"

NEWS: ADVOCACY

Photographer Jimmy Katz Announces Giant Step Arts, Artist-focused Non-profit Supporting Modern Jazz Innovators

Photographer Jimmy Katz Announces Giant Step Arts, Artist-focused Non-profit Supporting Modern Jazz Innovators

“[Katz] has developed an exceptional body of work in the jazz field, covering the elder statesmen, the icons, the mainstream and the young lions. In the process, he has developed his own style with the camera that is as identifiable as Armstrong’s tone on trumpet or Coltrane’s sound on tenor sax.”—Michael Cuscuna, producer, Blue Note Records For nearly 30 ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Award Winning Musician And Bandleader Tatsuya “Tat” Yoshinaga Performs At Les Zygomates In Boston With The XTY Jazz Trio 

Award Winning Musician And Bandleader Tatsuya “Tat” Yoshinaga Performs At Les Zygomates In Boston With The XTY Jazz Trio 

Multi-Instrumentalist, bandleader, and award-winning drummer Tatsuya “Tat” Yoshinaga, will be performing at Les Zygomates in Boston featuring the XTY Jazz Trio. They will perform on January 3, 2018, from 8:00-11:00 PM at the Les Zygomates, 129 South St., Boston, MA. The XTY Jazz group is an exciting new collaboration between some of Boston's finest jazz musicians. Their ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Gary Peacock Trio at the Regattabar Jazz Club

Read "Gary Peacock Trio at the Regattabar Jazz Club" reviewed by Nat Seelen

Gary Peacock Trio Regattabar Jazz Club Cambridge, MA November 10, 2017

Veterans' Day was an appropriate date for this show, which was indeed a concert of veterans. Gary Peacock served in the army in the 1950s, and the three musicians on stage that evening could count over 150 years combined on the bandstand, side ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Boston Roundup: Larry Carlton, Brit Floyd, and Doyle Bramhall

Read "Boston Roundup: Larry Carlton, Brit Floyd, and Doyle Bramhall" reviewed by Dave Dorkin

Larry Carlton
Bull Run
Shirley, MA
December 2, 2017

Larry Carlton came to play in a rare quintet setting at the Bull Run in the Boston Western suburbs. The band featured Carlton's son Travis on bass and drummer Gene Coye, both frequent collaborators, along with the noteworthy additions of Gregg Karukas ...

ARTICLE: IN PICTURES

Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra With Wynton Marsalis at Mechanics Hall

Read "Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra With Wynton Marsalis at Mechanics Hall" reviewed by James McCabe

Taken in October during the first three songs of their set at Worcester MA's Mechanics Hall, these black and white selections are my attempt to capture jazz mastery. Tim O'Keefe, the writer I worked with on this project, described it best: “In a memorable performance... 15 soloists and ensemble players comprising the Jazz at Lincoln Center ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Yoko Miwa Trio at Scullers

Read "Yoko Miwa Trio at Scullers" reviewed by Doug Hall

Yoko Miwa Trio
Scullers Jazz Club
Boston, MA
October 26, 2017

Inside Scullers' new smaller jazz nightclub downstairs, with its dark wood interior and low light, it would be quiet except for the wonderfully energized and spirited enthusiasm that internationally acclaimed pianist and composer Yoko Miwa brings to the stage. ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

E. J. Strickland Quintet At Scullers Jazz Club

Read "E. J. Strickland Quintet At Scullers Jazz Club" reviewed by Nat Seelen

EJ Strickland Quintet
Scullers Jazz Club
Boston, MA
September 21, 2017

“A lot of people ask, you know, what the state of jazz is. I love what's going on." E.J. Strickland's mellow baritone is measured and thoughtful as he spoke from behind the drum set. This is the last tune of the ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

New England Conservatory’s Jazz Studies And Contemporary Improvisation Departments Present Performances And Events For 150th Season

New England Conservatory’s Jazz Studies And Contemporary Improvisation Departments Present Performances And Events For 150th Season

New England Conservatory’s (NEC) internationally renowned Jazz Studies and Contemporary Improvisation (CI) Departments announce nearly 100 concerts for the celebratory 150th anniversary season. The 2017-2018 season continues to build on NEC’s rich legacy featuring 150 years of innovation showcasing the work of the first fully accredited jazz studies program at a music conservatory as well as ...

NEWS: CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN

Help defray Boston Jazz Hero Arni Cheatham's medical costs

Help defray Boston Jazz Hero Arni Cheatham's medical costs

Arni Cheatham, one of the most respected and beloved professional musicians and educators in the Boston jazz community, is in need of immediate financial assistance to help pay for medical bills. For almost two years, Arni has been living with debilitating back pain. Recently, his disability has progressed alarmingly, despite ongoing and wide- ranging efforts with an extensive ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Marquis Hill Blacktet at Scullers Jazz Club

Read "Marquis Hill Blacktet at Scullers Jazz Club" reviewed by Nat Seelen

Marquis Hill Blacktet
Scullers Jazz Club
Boston, MA
August 26, 2017

We have a few places to stop and hear someone sling a horn in Boston, but Scullers Jazz Club has long been one of the best. It has better acoustics than the Regattabar, better drinks than the ...