Seacoast Jazz Notes is the weekly email newsletter of the Seacoast Jazz Society, and it’s free. (Click “Subscribe” to get on our list.) Seacoast Jazz Notes is published every Friday morning, announcing jazz events on the Seacoast for the upcoming week. On the last Friday before the new month, we publish a full monthly issue, which includes jazz listings for the whole month ahead as well as news of interest to Seacoast jazz fans and a number of jazz-focused columns, including the following:
Collecting Jazz: Each column features a classic modern jazz album deemed appropriate for any serious collection. Among the albums previously featured and now in our archives are Kind of Blue, Giant Steps, The Amazing Bud Powell. And, of course, many more.
In the Jazz Library: A reader’s guide to books about jazz and the musicians who compose it and play it.
Jazz Anecdotes: This column offers a glimpse into the lives of jazz musicians through little stories about their experiences, told in their own words. Sometimes funny, sometimes poignant, sometimes educational. But rarely boring.
In the Spotlight: In which Seacoast Jazz Notes acknowledges the contribution of a Seacoast jazz musician.
Remembering: This is our Seacoast Jazz Notes obituaries column, in which we say goodbye to members of our jazz family—both of the Seacoast and beyond—at their passing.
On the Scene: Reviews of live jazz performances on the Seacoast.
Bandstand Humor: Did you hear the one about the jazz musician who...? Funny stuff.
Artists' Showcase: Links to samples of newly released recordings by Seacoast jazz artists are offered in this column.
Listen to This: Readers are invited to offer comments about a favorite recorded track, a link to which is provided.