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New CD Release: Blending the Worlds with Mehmet Ali Sanlıkol & Whatsnext

Mehmet Ali Sanlıkol is a Boston-based composer, vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, Harvard research fellow, and academic scholar and professor. On his Whatsnext album, there is a 17-piece big band and a 13-piece jazz combo which pair traditional Turkish instruments with horn-based jazz arrangements to perform the Turkish

JazzBoston and Museum of African American History Musical Tribute to Three Boston Jazz Giants

On April 29, 2016 JazzBoston and the Museum of African American History presented A Musical Tribute to Three Boston Jazz Giants and launched the campaign to create a Boston Jazz Heritage Trail. Vocalist Mae Arnette, composer and pianist Ran Blake, and drummer Roy Haynes are three of Boston’s living jazz legends.