"Beginning in 1985 and concluding in August, 1988, award-winning filmmaker Richard Broadman ... recorded live performances and in-depth interviews"
“When you actually go to people with the fact that you’re not trying to get them to play anything in particular, you just want their response.”
Making music a part of people's lives and raising awareness about jazz
Reflecting on the “legacy of ‘urban renewal’ and the vibrant Black, immigrant, and disadvantaged neighborhoods demolished to make way for housing projects and infrastructure”
“Jazz [isn’t] a historical artifact. [It’s] a living breathing approach to music.”
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.