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  • Arlo Guthrie Continues His Family’s Legacy With His Re:Generation Tour

    Anyone familiar with the roots of American folk music, would instantly recognize the opening lyrics to “This Land Is Your Land” (1944) by Woody Guthrie – the father of folk music and singer, writer, traveling troubadour, political protester, people’s poet and philosopher for the forgotten, down trodden and marginal...

  • The Yoko Miwa Trio

    The Yoko Miwa Trio Scullers Jazz Club, Boston, MA Thursday, Oct. 26th, 2017 8pm Inside Scullers’ new smaller jazz nightclub downstairs, with its dark wood interior and low light, it would be quiet except for the wonderfully energized and spirited enthusiasm that internationally acclaimed pianist and composer Yoko Miwa...


    It’s not often that a musician can find inspiration in his favorite poet, compose a moving palette of jazz interpretations, while also sharing a distant relationship on the very same family tree. Jazz musician, drummer, composer and band leader Matt Wilson can make just that claim, read more….

  • What To Look Out For at This Year’s 63rd Annual Newport Jazz Festival

    The Newport Jazz Festival celebrates its 63rd anniversary this summer, promising three full days of exceptional live musical performances across multiple stages at Fort Adams Park in Newport, Rhode Island from Friday, August 4 through Sunday, August 6. Under new artistic directorship Read more….

  • Review: The Jazz & Blues Art Box

    The roots of jazz — according to sources such as scholars, musicians and jazz aficionados — derive from a “union of African and European music.” Connecting the American origins of the birth of jazz music dates back to New Orleans about 100 years ago — and its most important...

  • Review BLO’s “The Rake’s Progress”

    On a night where Stravinsky’s music was to take the stage in Boston Lyric Opera’s new production of the his opera The Rake’s Progress at the Emerson/Cutler Majestic Theater, there was additional anticipation for the character of the composer himself to appear as part of the production. He was...

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