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The 60th Anniversary of Bossa Nova
Bossa Nova was born in a recording studio in Rio in 1958, created by João Gilberto. His daughter Bebel, now a thrilling Bossa Nova vocalist teams with multi-Grammy-winning keyboardist and vocalist Sérgio Mendes to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the cultural phenomenon.
Friday Oct. 18
Berklee Performance Center
8:00pm
Ticketed, Current Season, Berklee Performance Center, Jazz, Latin
Chick Corea, Christian McBride, and Brian Blade – Celebrity Series audience favorites with an easy rapport and a history together that includes two Grammy Awards – come together at Symphony Hall for an unmissable trio performance.
Sunday Oct. 20
Symphony Hall
7:00pm
Ticketed, Current Season, Symphony Hall, Jazz
Fabiola Méndez is the first Berklee College of Music graduate with the Puerto Rican cuatro as principal instrument. She makes her Celebrity Series debut in a trio Puerto Rican folk and jazz concert at Church of the Holy Spirit. This event is part of our season-long celebration of Puerto Rico and Pablo Casals.
Saturday Oct. 26
Church of the Holy Spirit
4:00pm
Free, Current Season, Church of the Holy Spirit, Community, Latin, Folk, Jazz
Wynton Marsalis, usually heard with his Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, returns to Symphony Hall with a smaller – but no less illustrious – ensemble that promises an extraordinary evening of interplay and musical conversation.
Sunday Nov. 10
Symphony Hall
8:00pm
Ticketed, Current Season, Symphony Hall, Jazz
Fabiola Méndez is the first Berklee College of Music graduate with the Puerto Rican cuatro as principal instrument. She performs in a trio Puerto Rican folk and jazz concert at CROMA @ Arlington Street Church, Boston. This event is part of our season-long Boston Tribute to Puerto Rico and Pablo Casals.
Saturday Nov. 30
CROMA @ Arlington Street Church Boston
7:00pm
Free, Current Season, CROMA @ Arlington Street Church Boston, Community, Latin, Folk, Jazz
Jazz Batá
Infusing the classic jazz piano trio with deeply Cuban influences – the batá is the ritual drum of the Afro-Caribbean Santeria religion – makes for a compelling night of music-making with one of the greatest and most influential musicians of our time.
Friday Dec. 6
Berklee Performance Center
8:00pm
Ticketed, Current Season, Berklee Performance Center, Jazz, Latin
Jazz Holiday
Jason Palmer Quintet (jazz) will present a holiday concert at the Salvation Army Kroc Center in the collaboration with the Summer Street Brass Band; admission is free but ticketed.
Saturday Dec. 7
Salvation Army Kroc Center
3:00pm
Free, Current Season, Salvation Army Kroc Center, Jazz, Community
This revolutionary ensemble thrives off the perfect mixture of Blanchard’s genius and the innovations of four young musical pioneers: guitarist Charles Altura, pianist Fabian Almazan, bassist David ‘DJ’ Ginyard Jr., and drummer Oscar Seaton.
Saturday Jan. 18
Berklee Performance Center
8:00pm
Ticketed, Current Season, Berklee Performance Center, Jazz
Multi-Grammy award winning jazz vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant performs alongside frequent collaborator and acclaimed pianist Aaron Diehl in what promises to be an extraordinary evening of jazz at Jordan Hall.
Friday Feb. 7
NEC’s Jordan Hall
8:00pm
Ticketed, Current Season, NEC’s Jordan Hall, Jazz, Vocal