JazzBoston, Inc. announces its official launch as a non-profit organization and the debut of its website, http://www.jazzboston.org.
JazzBoston Inc. today announced its official launch as a non-profit organization and the debut of its website, http://www.jazzboston.org.
The 501(c)(3) organization, with representation from every corner of Boston’s diverse jazz community, will also bring a major new event to the city next year: Jazz Week, a celebration of jazz in all styles, which will be held in venues throughout the city from April 21 to April 29, 2007. The event is scheduled to coincide with the Smithsonian’s Jazz Appreciation Month and culminate on Duke Ellington’s birthday.
Jazz Week is one of several initiatives planned by JazzBoston to further its mission of supporting the long-term growth of the entire Boston jazz scene. Starting with a vibrant scene — live jazz was presented in hundreds of locations in metropolitan Boston last year — JazzBoston aims to build and serve audiences for jazz music, expand performance opportunities for jazz musicians, and raise Boston’s profile as a jazz city.