Years ago we used to have a short paper survey outside the club door that asked ‚ÄúWho would you like to see at Scullers?‚ÄĚ We elicited great suggestions, some of the artists we knew of and some were new to us. But when the piles for one performer would add up, we looked into it and more times than not, we booked the artist. If you are wondering who was booked as a result of these surveys, Diana Krall, Chris Botti and Andre Ward come to my mind, boy where we glad we listened!
The survey also asked what media outlets you utilized to stay informed on what was going on in the city and Scullers. It‚Äôs funny when I think back, I‚Äôd say this started in the early 90‚Äôs and was still in existence when I got there in 2000. The media categories where Print, Radio & TV. Those categories are almost archaic now. No web? No HD & Satellite Radio? No Facebook or Twitter?
Well we decided it was time to circle back to semi-annual surveys. You will soon be receiving an email survey from us and I sincerely hope you will take the time to fill it out. It will ask the same questions, ‚ÄúWho would you like to see at Scullers?‚ÄĚ and also how you stay informed (promise to update the options.) For all the reasons you already know, this helps Scullers stay tuned to what will keep you excited and engaged and keeps us relevant as the world around us changes so quickly.
We are having a good time on both those mediums, in fact we found a ‚ÄėFriends of Scullers‚Äô Facebook account already set up when we signed up. A very special thanks to Raffaella Sara DiStefano for starting that and eliciting so many wonderful remarks. We added you as a friend!!
Spring time in Boston is an interesting thing. It‚Äôs interesting because as the seasons all adjust to, dare I say, a ‚Äėclimate shift,‚Äô our Spring is now a chilly affair. All the great rites of Spring, the Red Sox home opener, the Boston Marathon, a stroll in the Boston Commons, Easter and Passover they still come this time every year and we still enjoy them, but you‚Äôll have to bring your long underwear to do so.
I‚Äôm in my 30‚Äôs and I remember being able to wear pretty Spring dresses to Easter Brunch and going to Red Sox Games in April in shorts. I remember having a fantastic barbeque while I was still at Northeastern on Marathon weekend and it was hot enough to dip your toes in the Jamaica Pond.
However, regardless of the wind chill factor, it is still a wonderful time of the year. So much anticipation, for the upcoming improvements to the weather and the incredible things that happen right here in this great city of ours.
Speaking of anticipation, Scullers is about to announce our Summer and Fall schedule and in celebration of our 20th year, it‚Äôs one of our best ever. We'll host Arturo Sandoval, Chuck Mangione, Howard Jones, Mindi Abair, Tower of Power, Dave Koz, Average White Band, Acoustic Alchemy and a few surprises I am just not ready to give up yet.
However, before we get ahead of ourselves, be sure to check out our website n to check out our current offerings. I hope to see you there this Spring, you can leave the long underwear at home!
Until next time‚Ä¶we‚Äôll catch you at the show!
Dayla Arabella Santurri
Scullers Jazz Club
Scullers Jazz Club at the Doubletree Suites by Hilton Hotel Boston 400 Soldiers Field Road Boston, MA 02134
For tickets and information: 617.562.4111 Email: Info@ScullersJazz.com Ticket purchases are non-refundable.