Dear Friends and Fans of Highland Jazz,
After 35 years of bringing the joyful sounds of jazz to the Metro West community, Highland Jazz is coming to an end. We’ll strike up the band for the final concert at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, March 31, 2019 at Newton South High School. Invite your family and friends to join us for this gala retrospective featuring outstanding musicians, memorable performances and even a few surprises. In the next several weeks, we’ll post ticket information and other details on our website. You’ll also receive a concert flyer by mail. We’ve been privileged to share our love of jazz with you for more than three decades and showcase up-and-coming artists, many who have gone on to achieve international acclaim. We appreciate your support and look forward to seeing you in the audience on March 31. Warmest wishes to you and yours for a safe, joyful holiday season and a healthy, happy and musical new year.
Hank Solomon, Managing Director
We mourn the loss of two of Highland Jazz’s beloved performers, vocalist Rebecca Parris and pianist,
vocalist and bandleader, Paul Broadnax, who both passed away in 2018. We will sorely miss their
enormous talent and enduring spirit. May their music and lives continue to enlighten our hearts and
enrich our souls.
Highland Jazz has presented over 200 concerts over the past 35 years. While our venues in and around Newton, MA have changed since our launch in 1983, we have established ourselves as the oldest, continuous, community-based jazz series in New England.
most of the non-profit jazz organizations which were flourishing then have disappeared from the scene.
Our concerts have spanned the range of mainstream acoustic jazz, bebop, swing, Latin American, blues, gospel and Dixieland. These have featured the most talented and respected musicians in New England and elsewhere. We have showcased emerging artists from New England Conservatory and Berklee School of Music as they began their professional journeys and broadened our audience reach. We have also enabled youngsters from local middle and high schools to open our concerts and gain an early connection to professional musicians and a discerning jazz audience. In doing so, we are extremely proud to have served as a platform for the musicians who have gone on to national and international acclaim.
Please check out our Highland Jazz Memories Blog on this page where you will encounter our glorious history in song and story. These have been assiduously and lovingly compiled by my predecessor, Nancy Alimansky, and is now available as an eBook. Come live the memories and share the music. Help us continue the tradition. Become part of our living history.
By Phone: (781) 237-1917
By Mail: Highland Jazz P.O. Box 610037 Newton, MA 02461
140 Brandeis Road, Newton Centre From 128 (North or South), take Exit 20A (Route 9 east) and follow Route 9 for two miles. Stay in the travel lane, right. There will be a small green sign on the left sign of the highway about 1/4 mile from the exit that says NEWTON CENTRE/WEST ROXBURY next right. Go up the ramp and take a right onto Parker St. for 1/4 mile, then turn left onto Hagen Rd. Hagen Rd. will turn into Greatmeadows. Follow to the end and take a left at the stop sign onto Brandeis Rd. The school is 1/4 mile ahead on the right.
This program is sponsored in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council as administered by the Newton Cultural Council.
Concert goers can present their ticket stubs at Legal Seafoods in Chestnut Hill and receive a complimentary cup of clam chowder with every entree ordered!
Concert goers can present their ticket stubs at The Capital Grille in Chestnut Hill and receive a free calamari appetizer.
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