They are unsung heroes of Bostonâ€™s jazz sceneâ€”for decades, WGBH-FM radio personalities Steve Schwartz and Eric Jackson, and presenter/promoter Fred Taylor, have been tireless advocates for the music and its artists. Harvard will pay them tribute in November with â€œLive From Lowell Hall: Harvard Honors Jazz Heroes,â€ a concert featuring music performed by the Harvard Sunday Band (Mark Olson, Director) and Harvard Monday Band (Don Braden '85, Guest Director), presented by OFA Learning From Performers and Harvard Jazz Bands.
â€œHarvard Honors Jazz Heroesâ€ is produced in association with WHRB-FM, and also with the Friends of the John Coltrane Memorial Concert, which will present the 35th Annual John Coltrane MemorialConcert on Saturday, November 3, 7:30 pm at Blackman Theatre, Northeastern University, honoring Steve Schwartz and hosted by Eric Jackson. Information and tickets: 617.373.4700, www.jcmc.neu.edu.
Image Credit: (LtoR)Fred Taylor, Eric Jackson, Steve Schwartz