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JazzBoston?s Jazz Week ?10: ?Made in Boston, Played in Boston? -- April 23-May 2, 2010

From: Mary C.
Sent on: Monday, March 29, 2010 5:39 PM

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Music (Jazz / New Music)
March 2010 [for Jazz Week, running April 23-May 2]
Mary Curtin, JazzBoston media contact,[masked],[masked] (cell), [address removed]
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JazzBoston���s Jazz Week ���10:
���Made in Boston, Played in Boston���



10 Days Celebrate Music and Musicians Inspired by the City

Boston, Cambridge, Somerville Officially Proclaim April 23 ��� May 2 ���Jazz Week���


For 10 days from April 23 to May 2, Jazz Week ���10: ���Made in Boston, Played in Boston��� will celebrate the special role the Boston jazz scene plays as incubator and stage for some of the most creative musicians in the world.

More than 230 events at over 80 venues, many of them inspired by this year���s theme, will offer a look to the music���s future and a nod to its past with performances by artists of every generation and style. Offering more variety than ever, the week will showcase everything from rare films, jazz dance, and children���s events to tributes to influential figures in the city���s rich cultural history.

Jazz Week is coordinated and promoted for the fourth consecutive year by the nonprofit organization JazzBoston. With proclamations by the Mayors of Boston, Cambridge, and Somerville and new participants throughout the Greater Boston area, its reach continues to grow.

Jazz Week ���10 events are being added daily. Check the JazzBoston website for the full JazzWeek ���10 schedule of events.

Jazz Week ���10 Highlights

Highlight events, many free or low cost and produced specially for Jazz Week, include:

������Free Friday��� (Apr. 23), a Jazz Week kickoff collaboration between JazzBoston and The New England Conservatory of Music, featuring daytime concerts by NEC student ensembles in public spaces around the city and an evening concert at Jordan Hall, ���NEC Jazz Orchestra: Music of Ken Schaphorst with special guest Ran Blake.��� A conversation with Blake and Schaphorst, open to the public, precedes the concert.

���Concert tributes to two Boston jazz legends, the late renowned teacher, pianist, and composer Charlie Banacos (May 1), featuring Bill Pierce, Bruce Gertz, George Garzone, and others; and clubowner Lennie Sogoloff of Lennie���s-on-the-Turnpike fame (May 2), featuring the Danny Harrington Quartet and special guests, presented by the North Shore Jazz Project.

������Jazz Week @ the Boston Public Library,��� returning for the 4th year to the Main Library in Copley Square with seven days and nights of free programs for all ages, presented by JazzBoston:
����� ���Riffs & Raps ��� Jazzin��� the Generations��� (Apr.25) ��Seniors and their juniors are invited to move mind and body as Arni Cheatham, Bill Lowe, and John Funkhouser carry on musical conversations that talk with the past, reinvent the present, and anticipate the future. This new addition to JazzBoston���s Riffs & Raps��� family of programs was developed especially for the Boston Public Library and is funded by the Library.
����� ���Band in Boston: New Directions��� (Apr. 26)�� Band leaders Russ Gershon, Darrell Katz, John Kordalewski, and Mark Harvey discuss postmodern explorations in large ensemble composition and performance.
����� Exclusive U.S. preview of ���Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench��� (Apr. 27)�� Boston-based trumpeter Jason Palmer introduces this Boston-made film festival hit about the relationship between music and love, in which he also stars.
����� ���Band in Boston: Traditions & Continuities��� (Apr. 28)�� Vocalist and founder of the American Big Band Preservation Society Amanda Carr, bandleader Kenny Hadley, and others discuss the foundations of the Boston big band tradition and the abundant evidence of its vitality today, including photos and video footage of historic and contemporary players.
����� ���Ellington, Boston & Beyond��� (Apr. 29)�� Composer and jazz historian Gunther Schuller and Boston jazz historian Richard Vacca examine Duke Ellington's connections with the Boston area and other aspects of his music and career.
����� ���Riffs & Raps ��� Jazz for the Very Young��� (April 30)�� Master teachers/performers Arni Cheatham (saxophones, found percussion) and Bill Lowe (trombone, tuba and minimal percussion) welcome children 8 and under to the sounds and fun of jazz.�� Everyone participates as the children join the musicians onstage.
����� ���A Tribute to Charlie Banacos��� (May 1)�� The memory of legendary teacher/pianist Charlie Banacos is honored by his former students, including Bruce Gertz, Bill Pierce, George Garzone, Rebecca Cline, John Ramsay, and others.

������Jazz On Film at the Regent,��� five not-to-be-missed documentaries of jazz greats and great performances at the Regent Theatre in Arlington:
����� ���Jazz on a Summer���s Day��� (Apr. 28), followed by Q&A with jazz scholars and enthusiasts.
����� Two Takes on Miles (Apr. 29): ���Miles Davis ��� Cool Jazz Sound,��� 1959 TV program with the Miles Davis Quintet; and ���Miles Electric: A Different Kind of Blue,��� 1970 Isle of Wight Festival.
����� First Boston showing of two rarely seen videos from the private collection of jazz historian Hal Miller (Apr. 30), with an introduction by Miller.

���The return of jazz tap on dance programs in and around town, including ���India Jazz Suites: Kathak Meets Tap��� at the Institute for Contemporary Art (Apr. 30-May 2); RapAtaPtaP and ���All That��� at the Church of Our Savior, Brookline (Apr. 30); Los Americas with Max Pollock at Wayland High School (April 30); and ���Jazz Tap Dance: The Legacy Dancers��� at the Gallery at the Piano Factory (May 2).

������Jazz Week in East Boston��� including performances by Sergio Salvatore at Zumix Sumner Street Firehouse (Apr. 23), and the Nick Grondin Jazz Band (Apr. 28) and Infrared Band (Apr. 29) at 80 Border Street Cultural Exchange.

������Jazz @ Your Neighborhood Library,��� six interdisciplinary programs including Gifrants at the Hyde Park Branch Library (Apr. 24), the Makanda Project featuring Oliver Lake at the Dudley Branch Library (May 1), and the Bert Seager Trio at the Newton Free Library (May 2).

������Jazz in the Galleries,��� live performances at art galleries and studios in Somerville, the South End, Lower Roxbury, Dorchester, and Brookline, including the Leonard/Raberg/Tronzo Trio at the GASP Gallery (May 1).

������Chefs Jam for Jazz Week,��� a repeat of last year���s partnership between JazzBoston and the Greater Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau to promote affordable listening and dining experiences with specially priced menus and jazz-inspired dishes at some of Boston���s most popular restaurants.

������Jazz Week @ Fenway Park,��� where award-winning vocalist and New England Conservatory faculty member Dominique Eade performs the national anthem before the Sox-Orioles game and a jazz ensemble from NEC provides pre-game entertainment inside the gates (Apr.23).


Neighborhoods, venues all around Greater Boston participating in Jazz Week ���10

Hyde Park, Allston, Roxbury, Jamaica Plain, the South End, the Back Bay, and East Boston are among the Boston neighborhoods hosting events, in addition to Cambridge, Arlington, Somerville, Quincy, Beverly, Belmont, Framingham, Brookline, Revere, Acton, Wellesley, Methuen, and Newton. Among the venues participating for the first time are the Zumix Sumner Street Firehouse, the Regent Theatre, Chianti Tuscan Restaurant and Jazz Lounge, the Institute of Contemporary Art, Taboca���s Steak House, Atwood Tavern, Stone Soup Caf��, Ol���� Mexican Grille, Caf�� Luna, 80 Border Street Cultural Exchange Center, Savino���s Grill, the Stork Club, and the Marion Art Center.

Appearances by hundreds of visiting international artists and Boston-based musicians alike

Jazz Week ���10 will feature appearances by a wide range of performers. Among them: Ran Blake, Oliver Lake, the Florencia Gonzalez Big Band, Joe Lovano, Billy Novick, Arni Cheatham, Kurtis Rivers, Stanley Jordan, Rakalam Bob Moses, Judi Silvano, Either/Orchestra, Dominique Eade, Bill Pierce, Yoko Miwa, Jason Palmer, Bill Lowe, Neil Leonard, George Garzone, Rebecca Cline, Bruce Gertz, Valerie Stephens, Otis Grove, the JCA Orchestra, Amanda Carr, Ken Schaphorst,�� the Makanda Project, Bert Seager, the Hal McIntyre Orchestra, the Dixie Diehards, Nat Simpkins, Henri Smith, Pandelis Karayorgis, Karina Stone, the New Black Eagle Jazz Band, the Winiker Band, Jorrit Dijkstra, Gilad Barkan, Ned Rothenberg, Kenny Werner, Pablo Ablanedo, Patricia Adams, and John Funkhouser.

Jazz Week Sponsors and JazzBoston

The New England Conservatory of Music is Jazz Week���s Primary Sponsor once again this year. NEC���s participation in Jazz Week ���10 caps the celebration of the 40th anniversary of the school���s Jazz Studies Program during the 2009 - 2010 academic year. Other Jazz Week Sponsors include Scullers Jazz Club, Lead Sponsor for the fourth consecutive year, and the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Live Nation, Berklee College of Music, and John Hancock, all Major Sponsors. The Phoenix Media/Communications Group is the official print media sponsor of Jazz Week '10, WGBH 89.7 is the official radio sponsor, and JazzTimes is the official Jazz Magazine of Jazz Week ���10.

JazzBoston is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to building and serving audiences for jazz music, fostering and expanding opportunities for jazz musicians, and raising Boston���s profile as a jazz city ��� a city that is a magnet for fans and musicians from all over the United States and the world. For more information about Jazz Week ���10, visit the JazzBoston website at www.jazzboston.org.

 


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