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Jazz Urbane IN MOTION

Gregory Groover, Jr. performing at Boston ICA

Jazz Urbane Cafe’s sister company, Jazz Urbane Recordings, is a contemporary music label that embraces Jazz’s, R+B’s, Hip Hop’s and Classical’s powerful legacies.


We are proud to present these artists - along with many others - on the Jazz Urbane Cafe stage.



Merry Christmas from John Paul McGee and Jazz Urbane

Get ready to embark on a musical journey through the joyous spirit of the season, as A Gospejazzical Christmas elegantly infuses the timeless melodies of Christmas with his signature blend of the gospel and jazz traditions.

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Produced by Bill Banfield and Turahn Dorsey in collaboration with Joey Blake and Prince Charles Alexander, “Hey… Holla When You Hear Me,” like its 2014 predecessor “Playing With Other People’s Heads,” seamlessly blends contemporary styles, creating a powerful dialogue between genres and musical traditions. Every Bill Banfield album is an event because it brings together an incredible community of artists and this release does not disappoint.


“The Message: Negro Spiritual Songbook, Vol. 2.” this album builds on Gregory Groover Jr.'s independent 2018 EP (Vol. 1) and is his profound interpretation of Black America’s praise music through Jazz’s evolving language. What results is a radical theology that connects you to a higher power.


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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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Jazz Urbane Cafe CEO Featured on King Boston's Good Trouble Podcast

Good Trouble | March 22, 2022

Policymaker, strategist, and entrepreneur Turahn Dorsey is a man of many talents. In his role as a Foundation Fellow with the Eastern Bank Foundation, he is paying special attention to changing early care and learning systems. As a founding partner in the Jazz Urbane Cafe, he is crafting a place of culture for the city. With his hands so full, he stops by to explain to us how all his work comes together to create a better Boston. [LISTEN HERE]

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