With its 10th anniversary approaching in January, JazzBoston has expanded its leadership by electing 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 takes over the CEO role from Pauline Bilsky, the organization's founding President/CEO and Executive Director. Pauline remains JazzBoston's President and is shifting her role to 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...
Introducing our new 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 on Nov. 1 as Operations Director. His role covers activities related to members, musicians, venues, and volunteers as well as Jazz Week and other special events. 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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.