• First Church of Roxbury (map)
  • 10 Putnam Street
  • Boston, MA, 02119
  • United States

Multi-instrumentalist Salim Washington lived in Boston during the 1980s and 1990s.  His band the Roxbury Blues Aesthetic performed at Connolly’s in Roxbury every Saturday for many years, and in many ways was the precursor to the Makanda Project.  After receiving his doctorate from Harvard University, he moved to New York and established himself on the scene there.  For the past several years he has been living in Durban, South Africa, teaching at the University of KwaZulu Natal and performing with the country’s leading jazz musicians.  Join us for this reunion!

Kurtis Rivers, Arni Cheatham – alto saxophone, Salim Washington – tenor saxophone, flute, oboe, bass clarinet, Sean Berry – tenor saxophone, Charlie Kohlhase – baritone saxophone, Jerry Sabatini, Phil Grenadier – trumpet, Ku-umba Frank Lacy, Sarah Politz, Bill Lowe – trombone, John Kordalewski – piano, John Lockwood – bass, Warren Smith – drums

Live painting sponsored by MassArt’s sparc! the ArtMobile

Good Food

Community performances

Supported by the Family Strengthening Small Grants Fund of the Mabel Louise Riley Foundation; the Boston Cultural Council, a local agency supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council and administered by the Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture, and VISIONS

Other Makanda Project events this summer:

Saturday July 29, 1:00 pm – Franklin Field Housing Development, 70 Ames Street, Dorchester

Saturday, August 5, noon to 6 pm – The Makanda Project plays the music of Ku-umba Frank Lacy - Second Annual Dudley

Jazz Festival, Mary Hannon Park, 613 Dudley Street, Dorcester

Saturday, August 12, 1:00 pm – First Church in Roxbury