J. Thomas Duffy

J. Thomas Duffy

Four bars and seven beats ago, some hep cats brought forth on this stage a new music, conceived in Jazz and dedicated to the proposition that all songs must swing.

Now we are engaged in a great downloading war, testing whether that music, or any music so conceived and so dedicated can long endure. We have come to dedicate a portion of that stage as a swinging place for those here who gave their lives so that a music might live. It is altogether fitting and hip that we should do this.

But …

The Equinox Music Festival announced this week that they will be joining the Inquilinos Boricuas en Accion's Cafe Teatro as a co-producer of the upcoming Spring series presentation of Jerry Gonzalez and Fort Apache on June 8th, at the Jorge Hernandez Cultural Center in Boston. http://www.jcmcsite.com/schedule/index.htm

Long regarded as one of the top Latin Jazz innovators, Jerry Gonzalez and Fort Apache were the centerpiece in the internationally acclaimed documentary, 'Calle 54' released …
The Cambridge Center of Adult Education (www.ccae.org) and the Equinox Educational Outreach Program are teaming up on Thursday, July 25th to present a Listening Party of the Music of John Coltrane. Dr. Leonard Brown, musician, educator, ethnomusicologist and co-founder of the Annual John Coltrane Memorial Concert, which in 2002, celebrates its' 25th Anniversary, and is the featured event of the 2nd Annual Equinox Music Festival, will present this program. For more information, visit the Equinox …
The Equinox Music Festival announced today that it will deliver a Jazz Appreciation Month Address (JAM), to herald the April celebration of the America’s greatest music. The Address will be posted on the Equinox Music Festival website (www.jcmcsite.com) for the month of April.

With a Congressional Resolution, initiated by Representative John Conyers (D-MI) in 1987, to declare jazz "a rare and valuable treasure", to the yearly festivities by the Smithsonian Institute, April has been designate …

The Equinox Music Festival announced yesterday that they will issue the first Equinox Music Festival Lifetime Achievement Award, on June 14th, to pianist Randy Weston, as he debuts the Equinox Summer Series, Keys of the City, at the Strand Theatre with a solo performance.

After contributing four decades of musical direction and genius, Randy Weston remains one of the world’s foremost pianists and composers today, a true innovator and visionary. Encompassing the vast rhythmic heritage of Afri …

The Equinox Music Festival, which has grown into a multi-directional year-round program (with concerts, educational outreach, and other projects), is inaugurating its relationship with Dorchester’s Strand Theatre, and its summer programming, in grand style. On June 14, the organization will present the first Equinox Music Festival Lifetime Achievement Award to the great Brooklyn-born pianist, composer, and bandleader Randy Weston. Weston’s strong rhythmic conception owes as much to his studies i …