I spoke with founder and baritone saxophonist Martin Perna about the making of Fu Chronicles, being in your favorite band’s favorite band, the state of music education in America, and a certain new collaboration he’s involved in.
"It’s an opportunity for Mattapan to showcase to other neighborhoods in the Greater Boston area that this community is not just what people tend to see in the media, which is usually negative."
Gambling, Jazz, and Boston’s Musical Culture
One “grand” opening on June 23: the Encore Gambling Casino, a $2.6 billion project in Everett. One quiet closing on July 31: the Third Life Studio, a small improvisational music space in Union Square, Somerville. These two establishments are about two ...
Pundits and talking heads say that traditional band-based rock music is dead, and if we’re gonna look back at the fossil record, then jazz has been calcified for a couple of decades. But, like most things, the ‘experts’ have painted the wrong picture. Still, I wouldn’t ...
It's a new year for Boston's renowned live act and with it comes a new fire burning beneath them.
I gotta admit that having the title of “Jazz Master in Residence” would look pretty cool on a LinkedIn profile, especially if that residency has the prestigious mailing address of Harvard Square. Of course, when you have three Grammy Awards in your possession, it comes with the terrority. ...
For our reoccurring interview series, the far-out jazz rock group talks Star Trek, bad dates, and getting blackout drunk at 14.
From Guerilla Toss to People Like You, here’s what to add to your BBQ playlist.
From homegrown rock to hometown rap, here's a cheat sheet to Boston's best music of the year.
He also wrote liner notes for Bob Dylan, which was an honor among honors even before the freewheelin’ troubadour became a Nobel laureate.