A Brief History of Jazz in Boston, Past and Present

Interview with Bandcamp regarding the jazz scene in Boston.

“Guitarist Magdalena Abrego agrees, although she notes that the problem isn’t unique to Boston. ‘Finding venues is a problem facing artists in cities throughout the United States,’ she says. ‘It really feels like they are closing faster than they are opening. Plus, since the pay-to-play model has become standard, there is the prohibitive cost of room rental fees. It’s frustrating, because I think Boston is a city full of interesting spaces that represent a new concept of music venue. But it can be hard to pitch your weird avant-jazz noise to the trendy brewery down the street.'” –from daily.bandcamp.com