JazzBoston helps connect kids and jazz at Newport
On July 31, 100 Boston music students and their chaperones traveled to Newport for the opening day of the 61st Newport Jazz Festival. This is the second year that JazzBoston partnered with the Newport Festivals Foundation and Natixis Global Asset Management, the festival’s presenter, to connect young people with the music at the grandaddy of all jazz festivals. JazzBoston also recruited two master teachers/performers, Leonard Brown and Stan Strickland, to engage the students on the 2-hour bus ride each way. Click here to see photos of the teenagers enjoying an unforgettable experience and read some of the comments they wrote down for us during the ride home.
Dates announced for Jazz Week 2016
JazzBoston’s 10th annual celebration of the music and Boston’s jazz scene will take place Friday, April 22 – Sunday, May 1. To suggest a theme, write to firstname.lastname@example.org.