Summer 2022: Gregory Groover, Jr.

Negro Spiritual Songbook, a modern exploration of traditional Black American sacred music
The Yard at the Tobin Community Center

Co-hosted in partnership with Mission Hill Arts Festival's "Interconnections" summer series. 

Tenor saxophonist Gregory Groover, Jr. makes his Series debut as a bandleader with this concert, which features his ongoing exploration of Negro Spirituals. Groover and his working band use original arrangements and jazz instrumentation to interpret these enduring anthems of hope, faith, and resilience for our historical moment.


Gregory Groover Jr., tenor sax
Caio Afunie, guitar
Jesse Taitt, piano
Max Ridley, bass
Tyson Jackson, drums

Admission and Ticketing

Doors open 30 minutes prior to the concert. 

Tickets: $0-$40. Discounts are available for college students, youths aged 13-18, and seniors. Children 12 and under are free. 

Know Before you Go

Advance tickets are strongly recommended.
Concert may be cancelled or rescheduled in case of rain.
There will be seats and benches, but you can bring your own lawn chair if desired.
Food and alcoholic beverages are not permitted.
Masks are not required.

The Yard at the Tobin Community Center

1481 Tremont Street, Boston