JazzBoston at BeanTown
On September 29, JazzBoston will be in the middle of the action once again as we make our sixth appearance at the Berklee BeanTown Jazz Festival. Look for the black and white JazzBoston banners and come by our tent to meet some of Greater Boston's most creative musicians, talk with DJs from the radio stations that bring you the music every day, and put your name in the hat for a great prize by taking a 3-minute survey about your music listening habits. Or just hang out at Jazz Radio Central with two legendary hosts, Eric Jackson (“Eric in the Evening”, WGBH) and José Massó (“¡Con Salsa!”, WBUR), and other denizens of the world of broadcast and Internet radio.
The free outdoor event, which runs from noon to 6 p.m., takes place on Columbus Ave. between Mass. Ave. and Burke St.
For a look at the 2011 scene at JazzBoston's big tent, see the album on our Facebook page.
Celebrate women in jazz with Tia Fuller
Our program opens at 1 pm with a special 45-minute clinic co-presented by Berklee and JazzBoston. Saxophonist and educator Tia Fuller, a visiting guest artist at Berklee, will celebrate the many women in jazz who paved the way for her, perform pieces from her new CD, and take questions from the audience.
Meet Boston's Musicians, hang out at Jazz Radio Central
This is your chance to make a personal connection with musicians from all over Boston's diverse jazz scene. Every hour starting at 2 pm a different pair of hometown jazz artists will take their turn answering your questions about the music and the scene. They'll have their instruments with them to give you short samples of their latest projects.
In recognition of the crucial role local radio plays in sustaining Boston's jazz scene — a point brought home by WGBH's recent curbacks in jazz programming — this year we're putting DJs up front with the musicians. We're also devoting an entire booth to serve as the meeting place for everyone at the festival who cares about the future of jazz radio. Jazz Radio Central is the place to find out about the Community Campaign for Local Jazz Radio and talk with some of the campaign’s leaders. It’s also the place for DJs, hosts, programmers, and managers to connect with their counterparts at other stations. Eric Jackson and José Massó will be on hand to make introductions and stir things up.
Where's Your Jazz? Tell us how you listen
The Local Broadcast Radio Team, one of six teams carrying the Community Campaign for Local Jazz Radio forward, is beginning its work by conducting a short survey of music listening habits. Stop by the JazzBoston tent to complete the survey and become eligible to win tickets for two to a performance at Scullers Jazz Club or brunch for two at Darryl's Corner Bar & Kitchen.