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What's Happening at the Jazz Urbane Cafe

January 15, 2023 | 6:00pm
Imagine Orchestra to perform at The Embrace Gala

The Embrace Gala is part of Embrace Boston's evolving examination of culture, traditions, inclusivity, and expression, and we hope this gala will give rise to your own expression. Be a part of this memorable evening and help us as we push towards a new and brighter Boston filled with joy.  Learn more here
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Yours, Mine and Ours: Episode 5

The Moonlighters' Club


Ujima has teamed up with the Moonlighters' Club and Ujima's Business Support Member Team to produce a new podcast: Yours, Mine, and Ours! "Yours, Mine, and Ours" spotlights the businesses of Ujima's Good Business Alliance, created for the community, by the community, with a special emphasis on Ujima's good business standards. In this episode, host Joel Edwards chats with Nia Grace and Turahn Dorsey of Jazz Urbane Cafe. Jazz Urbane Cafe is a new arts and restaurant venture planned to launch soon in Boston’s Nubian Square neighborhood. This space will be an urban arts venue that spotlights local and national artists who define and celebrate the diverse cultural traditions that make Boston a unique and global city.


Check out this episode for the story behind the music, and what Jazz Urbane hopes for a more joyous and creative Boston. 

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Boston Neighborhood Finally Gets the Business It Wants - And Invests in It Too

(Next City | Oscar Perry Abello,   May 24, 2022)

So many things could have gone wrong with the vacant storefront at the historic former Ferdinand Furniture store building in Boston’s predominantly-Black Roxbury neighborhood.

Historically, a lot has already gone wrong in the area. Redlining — the pattern of racial discrimination in lending — allowed homes, apartment buildings and commercial buildings in Roxbury to decline. Redlining also means small businesses in the area have long had trouble accessing loans or other investment capital to grow. Racial discrimination in city contracting locked out many Roxbury businesses from the reliable income of a City Hall contract. [READ MORE]


The Jazz Urbane Imagine Orchestra Takes Residence at The Longy School

The Jazz Urbane Imagine Orchestra, made up of Jazz Urbane roster artists, beginning Fall of 2022 will be “ensemble in residence” at the historic music conservatory. Jazz Urbane’s three decades' old orchestra will rehearse, record, and provide two concerts per school season on campus in Longy’s venerable Edward Pickman Concert Hall in Cambridge, Massachusetts.


This ongoing partnership begins as Jazz Urbane Recordings' roster artists continue their regular concert offerings at the ICA Boston and their decade plus home, Darryl’s Corner Kitchen, Boston. 


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