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JCA orchestra performs during Jazz week in Boston

Eric Jackson and Jazz Week

When he headed for BU from his home town of Camden, New Jersey, in 1968, Eric Jackson thought his ultimate destination was medical school and a career in psychiatry. But as a jazz fan from an early age — and the son of a fairly renowned jazz DJ — he foun
Good waves
By JON GARELICK  |  April 29, 2011
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The Big Hurt: Clench and release

For your edifying consumption, another stroll through the wasteland of godawful publicity.
Smooth jazz, revenge fantasies, and . . . wangs
By DAVID THORPE  |  February 23, 2009
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Urban bards

“You’ll find us. We’ll sound like Kenny G on acid.”
The summer sidewalk subculture that enlivens the city all year round
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  August 01, 2007
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The anxiety of influence

“I’m playing changes!” That’s what a young jazz-pianist acquaintance of mine announced exultantly to one of his musical buddies back in the early ’70s.
Tyner, Coltrane, Kenny Garrett, and Branford Marsalis
By JON GARELICK  |  September 26, 2006