Boston JazzWeek Finale!

At Berklee Performance Center on Saturday the 3rd of May the finale of Boston’s 2nd Jazz week will be held. Tickets in advance are $10:

http://www.jazzboston.org/about/jazzweek2008-highlights.asp

JazzBoston’s second annual Jazz Week benefit concert, “A Kaleidoscopic View of Jazz in Boston,” will be held at Berklee Performance Center on Saturday, May 3. Former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky will read from his work accompanied by legendary drummer Rakalam Bob Moses. Pinsky, a Boston University faculty member, will be making only his second jazz appearance ever, following his debut earlier this year in New York with drummer Andrew Cyrille. Moses has worked with jazz giants including Herbie Hancock, Charles Mingus, John Medeski, and Larry Coryell.

Artists from Berklee College of Music, New England Conservatory, and the John Coltrane Memorial Concert (JCMC) Ensemble will also perform at the benefit, proceeds of which will go to three outstanding jazz outreach programs in the Boston Public Schools — the JCMC Educational Outreach Program, based at Northeastern University, the New England Conservatory Community Performances and Partnerships Program, and the Berklee College of Music City Music Program. Young talent from the Berklee program will be front and center when the Berklee City Music All-Stars Quintet takes the stage. Special guests including George Garzone and Friends, the Coltrane EOP Quartet, and the Marianne Solivan Quartet will also be part of the bill. Additional special guests are still to be announced. MC for the festivities will be Eric Jackson, host of “Jazz with Eric in the Evening,” weeknights on WGBH 89.7.

I went to the final concert last year, which was in aid of New Orleans Jazz Musicians, and it really was a good concert, and well worth the $10! 🙂

And maybe there’ll be another JazzFest too!

Boston Beantown Jazz Festival

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