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Friday, August 17, 2012

Jazz Drummer Roy Haynes Performs at Rockport Jazz Festival on August 17


Legendary jazz drummer and Boston native Roy Haynes is performing with his group, the Fountain of Youth Band, at the Shalin Liu Performance Center in Rockport on Friday, August 17, 2012 at 8:00 p.m..  The concert is the final event of the first annual Rockport Jazz Festival, which debuted this week.

Haynes, who grew up in Boston's Roxbury neighborhood, is considered one of the world's best jazz drummers.  In February 2011 he received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 51st annual Grammy Awards.

Boston Herald jazz writer Bob Young noted, "Roxbury-born Roy Haynes has kept some pretty good company in his nearly seven decades in the music business. Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, John Coltrane and Pat Metheny have all shared the stage with the man known as the father of modern jazz drumming."

Here is a schedule of upcoming jazz events presented by Rockport Music this fall.

For year round details on jazz in Massachusetts, visit MassJazz.com.

For tourist information visit MassVacation.com and BostonUSA.com.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Boston Jazz Drummer Roy Haynes on David Letterman Show Tonight! June 8, 2011



Legendary jazz drummer Roy Haynes is appearing on The Late Show with David Letterman this evening, June 8, 2011 as part of drum solo week on the show, according to JazzCorner.

Haynes, who grew up in Boston's Roxbury neighborhood, is considered one of the world's best jazz drummers.  In February he was given a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 51st annual Grammy Awards.

Boston Herald jazz writer Bob Young noted, "Roxbury-born Roy Haynes has kept some pretty good company in his nearly seven decades in the music business. Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, John Coltrane and Pat Metheny have all shared the stage with the man known as the father of modern jazz drumming."

For year round details on jazz in Massachusetts, visit MassJazz.com.

For tourist information visit MassVacation.com and BostonUSA.com.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Congratulations to Jazz Drummer Roy Haynes on Winning Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award


Congratulations to Roy Haynes, who grew up in Roxbury and learned his music there, for receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 53rd annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles.

Boston Herald jazz writer Bob Young noted, "Roxbury-born Roy Haynes has kept some pretty good company in his nearly seven decades in the music business. Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, John Coltrane and Pat Metheny have all shared the stage with the man known as the father of modern jazz drumming."

With this award, Young writes,  Haynes joins "Dolly Parton, the Ramones, Julie Andrews and the Kingston Trio as a Grammy award Lifetime Achievement honoree."




For year round jazz in Massachusetts, visit MassJazz.com.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Jazz Drummer Roy Haynes Performs at Scullers Jazz Club in Boston on Friday, May 24



Jazz drummer Roy Haynes and the Fountain of Youth Band perform at Scullers Jazz Club in Boston on Friday, May 24, 2013 at 8:00 and 10:00 p.m. Tickets are $35 each and can be purchased online or at the door. 

A native of Roxbury in Boston, Haynes has been a professional drummer since 1945, and has played with the jazz pantheon, including Lester Young, Charlie Parker, Sarah Vaughan, Stan Getz, Chick Corea and others.

Here are some upcoming concerts at Scullers.

For year round details on jazz in Massachusetts, visit MassJazz.com.

For visitor information go to MassVacation.com.

Friday, January 5, 2018

Saxophonist Marcus Strickland Performs at Scullers on January 6



Jazz saxophonist Marcus Strickland is performing at Scullers Jazz Club in Boston at 8 p.m. on Saturday, January 6, 2018.  Tickets to the show are available online or at the venue. 

Considered part of the jazz vanguard of his generation, Strickland worked for several years with legendary drummer and Roxbury native Roy Haynes, as well as with Christian McBride, Mos Def and others. 

For year round information on jazz in Massachusetts, visit MassJazz.com.

To learn about visiting Massachusetts, go to MassVacation.com


Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Congratulations to jazz impresario Fred Taylor!


Fred Taylor, who has been working in the Boston jazz scene for over 50 years, is receiving JazzBoston's Roy Haynes Award on Sunday, May 4, as Jon Garelick writes in his Boston Globe article.


Taylor ran legendary music clubs Paul's Mall and the Boston Jazz Workshop for 15 years, and is currently the Entertainment Director for Scullers Jazz Club, at the Double Tree hotel in Allston.

As a part of Jazz Week '14, Scullers will have a tribute show at 8:00 p.m., May 4. (Click here for tickets)

For other events at Scullers Jazz Club, go to www.scullersjazz.com.

For more Jazz events in Boston and in Massachusetts, visit www.massjazz.com

For tourist information, visit www.massvacation.com.


 

Friday, April 27, 2012

Governor Deval Patrick Issues Jazz Month Proclamation in Massachusetts


Governor Deval Patrick declared April 2012 to be Jazz Month in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

The proclamation, issued to coincide with the Smithsonian Institute's Jazz Appreciation Month across the nation,  praises the legacy of jazz  as an American art form and the contributions of Massachusetts jazz performers like Chick Corea from Chelsea, Roy Haynes from Roxbury, Phil Woods from Springfield and many others.

And the proclamation points to the 6th annual Jazz Week in greater Boston sponsored each year by JazzBoston, which takes place April 27 through May 6, 2012.

For year round details on jazz concerts, nightclubs, campus events, Sunday brunches, radio stations and jazz festivals throughout Massachusetts, visit MassJazz.com.

For tourist information, contact the Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism at MassVacation.com.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Governor Deval Patrick Declares April as Jazz Month in Massachusetts



Governor Deval Patrick has issued a proclamation declaring April 2011 to be Jazz Month in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

The proclamation praises the legacy of jazz  as an American art form and the contributions of Massachusetts jazz performers like Chick Corea from Chelsea, Roy Haynes from Roxbury, Phil Woods from Springfield and others.

And the proclamation points to the 5th annual Jazz Week in greater Boston sponsored each year by JazzBoston, which takes place April 29 through May 8, 2011.

For year round details on jazz concerts, nightclubs, campus events, Sunday brunches, radio stations and jazz festivals throughout Massachusetts, visit MassJazz.com.

For tourist information, visit MassVacation.com.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Massachusetts Upbeat about Jazz Tourism

New Marketing Initiative Celebrates Bay State’s Jazz Scene
(Boston) - Massachusetts is singing the praises of its vibrant jazz scene to visitors this summer, as tourism officials introduce MassJazz, a new marketing initiative to promote the Bay State’s extensive jazz activities year round to the tourism industry.

Organizers of the campaign have issued a 40-page MassJazz Travel Guide detailing hundreds of outdoor and indoor concerts, jazz festivals, nightclubs, radio programs, hotel brunches and jazz connections for out-of-town visitors and local residents. Details are also available on MassJazz.com.

“The beauty of jazz is its influence from musical cultures from across the world, while remaining a distinctly American art form,” said Governor Deval Patrick. “We want to translate the unique features of Massachusetts’s jazz heritage into a strong tourism brand that appeals to both domestic and international visitors.”

While promoting jazz concerts, festivals and clubs, organizers also plan to support the state’s hospitality industry by publicizing jazz gigs and jazz brunches in hotels, restaurants and other venues.

“All summer and fall visitors can hear great jazz from Boston to the Berkshires, Cape Cod to the North Shore, and everywhere in between,” said Betsy Wall, executive director of the Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism. “Our goal is to offer jazz as a new way of showcasing the many cultural and hospitality amenities Massachusetts has to offer.”

Wall pointed to the strong jazz presence in regions across the state, with festivals taking place in Boston, Falmouth, Lenox, Marblehead, Melrose, Pittsfield, Provincetown, Salem and Worcester over the next four months.

“Of the many cultural riches we have in Massachusetts, our jazz treasures deserve to be celebrated in the tourism industry,” said MassJazz founder Michael P. Quinlin, who developed the campaign with Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism, Berklee College of Music, Tanglewood Jazz Festival and other jazz advocates in the state.

Quinlin said that Massachusetts has a stellar tradition of producing popular jazz musicians like pianist Chick Corea, drummer Roy Haynes, saxophonists Sonny Stitt, Phil Woods and many others.

In addition, Massachusetts offers some of the world’s best jazz study programs at Berklee College of Music, New England Conservatory, UMASS/Amherst and other universities throughout the state. Numerous jazz leaders have studied or taught in Massachusetts, including Quincy Jones, Diana Krall, Branford Marsalis, Esperanza Spalding, Archie Shepp and Yusef Lateef.

“Today thousands of young people are studying music here, and there is a long tradition of jazz musicians learning their craft here and taking it out to the rest of the world,” said Tom Riley, vice president of external affairs at Berklee. The college also hosts the annual BeanTown Jazz Festival in Boston each September, which draws upwards of 70,000 participants.

In addition to bolstering visitor attendance at BeanTown, Tanglewood and a dozen other jazz festivals across the state, organizers hope to develop music education as a tourism product too. They’ll also promote summer jazz courses offered at local universities and at cultural venues like Jacob’s Pillow, which offers jazz dance workshops each July.

The MassJazz Travel Guide is available for free in tourism centers around the state and in local concert venues, jazz clubs, hotels and restaurants. It is being distributed to incoming conventions, tour operators and travel agencies throughout North America and to select international outlets.

For up-to-date information about jazz activities year round, visit http://www.massjazz.com/. To request further information, contact MassJazz at 617 696 9880 or massjazz@comcast.net

About MOTT:

Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism (MOTT) is the state agency dedicated to promoting Massachusetts as a leisure-travel destination. MOTT serves as a leader in the tourism industry, working with the public and private sectors to stimulate the Massachusetts economy by generating state and local tax revenues, creating jobs and supporting the growth of travel-related businesses. Tourism is an integral part of the state’s economy, generating over $887.2 million in state and local taxes and $14.2 billion in travel related expenditures. The industry supports 125,800 in-state jobs.
For more information visit http://www.massvacation.com/.

About MassJazz:

MassJazz is a concerted, statewide effort initiated in 2009 to promote a full range of live jazz performances, community events, educational courses and related cultural activities to the convention and visitors industry. Working with the state’s travel and tourism agencies, MassJazz is developing a singular program that brands Massachusetts as a jazz destination for domestic and international visitors. Its goal is to develop visitor packages with hotels, restaurants, performing arts venues and travel services to create an alluring new tourism campaign that stimulates the local economy.