Telling The Boston Jazz Chronicles Story
Book a Customized Slide Presentation
Interested in a Boston Jazz Chronicles presentation for your group or event? Here are the basics:
- Presentations tailored to fit your interests
- In person at your site
- Suggested presentation time is 45 minutes plus time for Q&A
- Past venues have included public libraries, historical societies, jazz societies, college and continuing education classrooms, active adult communities, and neighborhood groups
I don’t have a standard talk or presentation. I build every one to match the interests of the hosting group. Here are some of the topics I’ve presented, at venues from Portsmouth to Falmouth to Worcester and point in between:
- A Cavalcade of Boston Drummers: Roy Haynes to Terri Lyne Carrington
- Top of the Town: The Life and Music of Jimmy McHugh
- Big Bands, Berklee, and Herb Pomeroy’s Boston
- Whatever Happened to the Great Mal Hallett?
- Let’s Get Away from It All: Jazz on Cape Cod
- Beyond Category: Duke Ellington in New England
- The Friends of Joseph “Wally” Walcott
- One Swingin’ Square: When Jazz Roads Led to Copley Square
- North Shore Jazz: From Salem Willows to Lennie’s-on-the-Turnpike
- Mass Ave at Columbus: The Jazz Corner of Boston
- Fred Taylor’s Boston
- Jaki Byard, Nat Pierce, and the Battle of the Bands
Interested in learning more? Contact me for more information.
Contact Richard Vacca to learn more about Lennie’s-on-the-Turnpike, or any of the other subjects covered by the fifty years of The Boston Jazz Chronicles project!
Contact Richard Vacca to learn more about Sabby Lewis and Wally’s, or any of the other subjects covered by the fifty years of The Boston Jazz Chronicles project!