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CMA reaches out to Boston jazz community
with grant opportunities

JazzBoston is collaborating with Chamber Music America and Berklee's Jazz Composition Department to present a New Works Grant Application Workshop for members of the Boston jazz community on Thursday, February 4th at 1:00pm in the Red Room at Cafe 939, located at 939 Boylston St., Boston MA.

The event will provide consultation and information to help facilitate and ease the application process for those who are interested. To register for the workshop, go to https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ BerkleeRegistration
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JazzBoston begins 2nd decade with expanded leadership
Emmett Price is new Chairman and CEO

Founded in January 2006, JazzBoston prepared for its second decade of advocacy for jazz and Greater Boston's jazz community by expanding its leadership with the election of long-time board member Emmett G. Price III to the position of Chief Executive Officer and the new role of Chairman of the Board.

Emmett, 40, is a professor of music at Northeastern University, minister, musician, co-producer of the John Coltrane Memorial Concert and one of the nation's leading experts on African American music and culture. He assumed the CEO role from Pauline Bilsky, the organization's founding President/CEO and Executive Director. Pauline continues as JazzBoston's President, with her primary focus on public advocacy and neighborhood and community initiatives. (Right to left above, Emmett Price, Pauline Bilsky, and JazzBoston friend and advisor Eric Jackson at the 2015 Berklee BeanTown Jazz Festival. Jean Hangarter photo) Read more...
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               Introducing our Operations Director, Jon Taubman


Jon Taubman, a jazz guitarist  who runs his own music engraving business, Clearsheet Music, and has extensive experience in music licensing and online marketing, joined JazzBoston in November as Operations Director. His role covers activities related to members, musicians, venues, and volunteers as well as Jazz Week and other special events and website management. If you are a member of Greater Boston's jazz community, you're likely to be hearing from Jon soon. Jon can be reached at jtaubman@jazzboston.org.
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                         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. If you're interested in joining the Jazz Week team to help plan and execute special events, write to Ken Field, Jazz Week '16 chair, at jazzweek@jazzboston.org.

JazzBoston thanks these organizations for their generous support of Jazz Week 2015. We are especially proud that State Street Corporation returned as Presenting Partner for the second year.

JazzWeek 2015 Presenting Partner

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