Archive for April, 2012

Please Vote for Us for Best Jazz Act in The Boston Phoenix!

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

We’re so excited to announce that we’ve been nominated by The Boston Phoenix for the favorite Jazz Act category this year!  You can vote for us once a day, every day with the contest ending on May 18th.

In order to win, we must get more online votes from friends and fans than the other nominated artists.  We were first runner up last year, so we know we can win with your help!  To vote, click here.

Thanks in advance for your votes, support, and enthusiasm for our music!

Join Us on Pinterest!

Thursday, April 19th, 2012

We recently joined the Pinterest craze, and we would love to have you all follow us over there, too.  Haven’t heard of Pinterest?  It’s a social media platform that lets you pin images and videos to virtual inspiration boards.  If you’re a creative type or a visual thinker, it’s a great way to discover new things to inspire you.  We’ve just got 5 boards at the moment, but we’ll add more pins to each of them quickly.  Click here to follow us.

Upcoming Concert Series

Thursday, April 12th, 2012

We’re happy to announce that the Yoko Miwa Trio will be playing several concerts at the Downtown Boston Business Improvement District as part of their culture and concert series.  We’re set to play starting in May and will continue through October.  With warm weather soon returning, what more excuse do you need to head over to the BID to hear some great jazz this summer?

Stay tuned for specifics on this series as well as several other upcoming performance dates.  And don’t forget about our regular shows at the Ryles and Les Zygomates.

April Is National Jazz Appreciation Month

Thursday, April 5th, 2012

April is full of so many things: showers, spring holidays, flowers blooming.  Did you know that April is also National Jazz Appreciation Month in the US?

Here in Boston, we have Jazz Week from April 27th – May 6th.  JazzBoston, working with the mayor, started this annual event celebrating Jazz in Boston.  We’ll be performing at Les Zygomates on May 5th for Jazz Week.  Check the here for details.

If you’re new to jazz, this is a great time to explore the jazz world through Youtube, concerts, and connecting with other jazz fans around you.  Check out the artists that we like on Facebook and the videos that Youtube suggests on our channel to see artists that are similar to our style.

If you’re a long-time jazz aficionado, reach out to your friends who may not know much about the genre and share the artists you admire and why.  Sharing the why is so important to bring in new faces and fresh air to the genre.  Especially with instrumental jazz where the backstory or meaning of a song isn’t as readily apparent as a song with lyrics.  Just like learning the backstory behind a work of art brings new found appreciation, so can sharing the stories and meanings of your favorite jazz pieces.

We hope you all get out and support jazz musicians in your area this month.


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