Well here we are, itâ€™s just a few days from the start of spring---or should I say spring training, after all, in Boston, opening day at Fenway Park is the official start of springâ€¦isnâ€™t it? Itâ€™s hard to even utter that word SPRING right now. We just moved the clocks ahead on the very evening the thermometer topped out at 21 degrees! Fred, Luba and I had a drink to celebrate the arrival of the extra hour of sunlight and nearly froze to death walking around the North End from the restaurant to the car.
Iâ€™d like to say itâ€™s hard to complain about this winter, but unfortunately itâ€™s not, itâ€™s easy. And this time of the year when weâ€™re ready to put the winter to bed, but it refuses to go kindly, itâ€™s hard to keep those â€˜complaintsâ€™ at bay.
So, perhaps you see the theme. I want to get SIRIUS for a minute. No, I didnâ€™t spell that incorrectly. Jazz radio in Boston has long been something to complain about. Losing so many great jazz stations over the years has been a conversation Iâ€™ve had so many times, Iâ€™ve lost count. Sure there is still Eric in the Evening on WGBH 89.7 FM (thank goodness for Eric), there of course is Harvardâ€™s station WHRB 95.3 and WMJX 106.7 has a great Sunday Jazz Brunch. My friend Jeff Turton has a great jazz program on Sundays on WFNX 101.7. And if you are out west, you can listen to long time Scullers partner WICN 90.5 out in Worcester, although I am sorry to say I cannot get them most of the time where I live.
I have been listening online more and more, and after years of thinking about it I subscribed to Sirius Satellite radio, just to check it out. In fact back in November when we had Paul Taylor performing, I couldnâ€™t believe how many people attending the show heard him talk about his East Coast tour on a XM Satellite program.
As the business of jazz continues to change, Iâ€™d like to know--how do you keep up with jazz artists and CD releases that are out there? Do you listen to terrestrial or satellite radio? Which stations? Where do you listen to it, in your car, online, at home? Keeping jazz alive means we all have to work with the game pieces we have in front of us. As Scullers approaches its 20th anniversary, we know it is essential to make use of all of them.
I know how lucky we are to share a wealth of dialogue with you are partners in this thing called jazz, who have always been very generous to share experiences, comments, and suggestions with us. So now I ask you when you have a minute, shoot me an email at Dayla.firstname.lastname@example.org. The topicâ€”jazz radio, after that, Iâ€™m all ears. No complaintsâ€¦I promise.
Until next timeâ€¦.Iâ€™ll catch you at the show.
Dayla Arabella Santurri
Scullers General Manager
Scullers Jazz Club at the Doubletree Suites by Hilton Hotel Boston 400 Soldiers Field Road Boston, MA 02134
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