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JazzBoston announces 2009 Jazz Week dates: mark your calendars
(Published: June 03, 2008)

JazzBoston has announced that the dates for Jazz Week 2009 will be Saturday, April 25, to Sunday, May 3.

During the recently concluded Jazz Week 2008, which ran from April 26 through May 4 and was officially proclaimed by Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, thousands of music fans took in hundreds of jazz performances in the Greater Boston area. Called an event that has grown in size and stature by the Boston Herald, Jazz Week 2008 included free concerts of all styles by visiting international artists and Boston-based musicians alike, family and multi-media events, and one-of-a-kind performances.

During Jazz Week 2008:

--More than 215 events were held in over 80 venues in Greater Boston.

--Roxbury, Jamaica Plain, Roslindale, Dorchester, the South End, Hyde Park, and Back Bay were among the Boston neighborhoods that hosted events, in addition to Cambridge, Somerville, Belmont, Brookline, Acton, Wellesley, and Newton.

--The world premier of former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky with an ensemble featuring drummer Rakalam Bob Moses and reedman Andrew Urbina at Berklee Performance Center was part of a multi-act benefit concert presented by JazzBoston that supported jazz outreach in the city's public schools.

--JazzBoston presented Jazz Week @ the Boston Public Library, a series of free weekday and evening seminars at the Main Library in Copley Square on topics that included Boston's jazz history, jazz and hip-hop, and the future of jazz recording in the digital age.

Images from Jazz Week 2008 can be viewed on the JazzBoston website at jazzboston.org/about/jazzweek2008-photos.asp.

JazzBoston gratefully acknowledges the support of its Jazz Week 2008 sponsors: the Regattabar, this year's primary sponsor; Scullers Jazz Club, Marsalis Music, The Beehive, the Boston Pops JazzFest, John Hancock, Live Nation, and Swing City; and media sponsor WGBH 89.7 FM.

For more information about the city's ongoing vibrant jazz scene, with daily concert updates on Boston's most comprehensive jazz events calendar, go to jazzboston.org. JazzBoston is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to building and serving audiences for jazz music, expanding performance opportunities for jazz musicians, and raising Boston's profile as a jazz city - a city that is already a magnet for fans and musicians from all over the United States and the world.

More Information: http://www.jazzboston.org

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