Upcoming Performances

2022

Saturday, November 12
Two shows, 7:00 and 8:30 pm
The Makanda Project featuring Dee Alexander
Roxbury Branch of the Boston Public Library
149 Dudley Street, Roxbury (Nubian Square)
Free concert
Limited seating capacity so reservations recommended; for reservations email jsnjk@verizon.net (please specify which show and how many people)
Also streaming live on Makanda Project Facebook page

To request access services, email jsnjk@verizon.net.

PAST EVENTS

2022

Saturday, March 12
Two separate shows: 7:00 and 8:30 pm
The Makanda Project featuring Salim Washington
Roxbury Branch of the Boston Public Library
149 Dudley Street, Roxbury (Nubian Square)
Free concert
Masks Required regardless of vaccination status
Also streaming live on Makanda Project facebook page

Saturday, April 16
Two shows: 7:00 pm and 8:30 pm
Roxbury Branch of the Boston Public Library
149 Dudley Street, Roxbury (Nubian Square)
Free concert
Limited seating capacity so reservations recommended; for reservations email jsnjk@verizon.net (please specify which show and how many people)
Covid protocols and procedures to be announced 

Wednesday, April 20, 7:00 pm
Merrimans Playhouse
401 E. Colfax Ave.
South Bend, IN
Also streaming live at https://www.facebook.com/MerrimansPlayhouse

Thursday, April 21, 7:00 pm
The Bop Stop
2920 Detroit Ave.
Cleveland, OH
216-771-6551
Tickets $15
Also streaming live at www.facebook.com/bopstop/live

Friday, April 22, 8:00 pm
Auburn Public Theater
8 Exchange Street
Auburn, NY
315-253-6669
Tickets $20

Saturday, April 23, 8:00 pm
Crowell Hall, Wesleyan University
Middletown, Connecticut
Tickets $15 (public), $12 (Wesleyan staff/faculty), $6 (students)

The April 20-23 tour is made possible with the support of Jazz Road, a national initiative of South Arts, which is funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation with additional support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Saturday, May 14, 7:00 and 8:30 pm
The Makanda Project featuring Ricky Ford
Special program of compositions written by Ricky Ford based on poems written by Langston Hughes; poetry read by Askia Toure
Roxbury Branch of the Boston Public Library
149 Dudley Street, Roxbury (Nubian Square)
Free concert
ALSO STREAMING LIVE ON MAKANDA PROJECT FACEBOOK PAGE
Limited seating capacity so reservations recommended; seats still available for 8:30 show only; for reservations email jsnjk@verizon.net (please specify how many people)
PLEASE WEAR YOUR MASKS!! 

Saturday, June 4, 7:00 pm
The Makanda Project featuring Chico Freeman
Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building,
2300 Washington Street, Roxbury
Two sets with an intermission
No reservations necessary
MASKS REQUIRED
Free concert

Saturday, July 16, 1:00 to 4:00 pm
First Church in Roxbury
10 Putnam Street
Free concert

Saturday, August 13, 1:00 to 4:00 pm
First Church in Roxbury
10 Putnam Street
Free concert

Saturday, August 20, 1:00 to 3:00 pm
Commonwealth Housing Development
35 Fidelis Way, Brighton
Free concert, open to the public

Saturday, September 10, 1:00 to 4:00 pm
Makanda Ken McIntyre Birthday Celebration
First Church in Roxbury
10 Putnam Street
Free concert
ALSO STREAMING LIVE ON MAKANDA PROJECT FACEBOOK PAGE

Saturday, October 15, 7:00 pm
Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building
2300 Washington Street, Roxbury (Nubian Square)
Free concert

Sunday, October 23, 4:30 pm
All Saints Episcopal Church
286 7th Avenue (at 7th Street)
Brooklyn, NY
Presented by One Breath Rising
Also streaming live on Makanda Project facebook page, as well as on One Breath Rising's facebook page and YouTube channel


2021

Saturday, November 13
Two separate shows: 7:00 and 8:30
Returning to the Roxbury Branch of the Boston Public Library
149 Dudley Street, Roxbury (Nubian Square)
The Makanda Project featuring Avery Sharpe
Free concert
Masks Required
Limited capacity so reservations recommended
Also streaming live on Boston Public Library YouTube channel

Saturday, October 2, 1:00 to 4:30 pm
The Makanda Project Multiple Percussion Edition
(Yoron Israel and Warren Smith, drums and percussion)
First Church in Roxbury, 10 Putnam Street
Free concert

Saturday, September 11, 1:00 to 5:00 pm
(Sets at approximately 1:15 and 3:00)
First Church in Roxbury, 10 Putnam Street
Makanda Ken McIntyre 90th Birthday Celebration
Live painting sponsored by MassArt's sparc! the ArtMobile
Free concert
Also live streaming on Makanda Project Facebook page

Saturday, August 14, 1:00 to 5:00 pm
First Church in Roxbury, 10 Putnam Street
The Makanda Project featuring Michael Gregory Jackson
Free concert
Sets at approximately 1:30 and 3:00

Tuesday, August 10, 8:00 pm (2 pm EST)
Passau Jazz Festival, Passau, Germany
The Makanda Project featuring Chico Freeman
Concert (2 sets by the Makanda Project) will be streamed weather permitting.

Saturday, August 7, 8:00 pm (2:00 pm EST)
Outreach Music Festival, Schwaz, Austria
The Makanda Project featuring Chico Freeman
Saturday evening program (three hour program, the Makanda Project alternating with 2 other bands) will be streamed - starts at 2 pm EST.
This engagement is supported by the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation through US Artists International in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
 
Sunday, August 1, 2 sets starting at 4:00 pm
Bartlett Place, 2565 Washington Street, Roxbury
Free concert

Saturday, July 17, 1:00 to 4:00 pm
First Church in Roxbury, 10 Putnam Street
Free concert

Saturday, June 5, 2 sets starting at 4 pm
Bartlett Place, 2565 Washington Street, Roxbury
Free concert


2020
All events streamed live on Makanda Project facebook page

Saturday, July 18, 4:00 to 6:00 pm
Pop up performance in Nubian Square, Roxbury

Saturday, August 15, shows at 4:00 and 5:30 pm
Free concert in Nubian Square, Roxbury
Live audience in accordance with Covid guidelines - reservations required

Saturday, September 19, shows at 3:30 and 5:00 pm
Free concert in Nubian Square, Roxbury
Live audience in accordance with Covid guidelines - reservations required

Saturday, October 10, 2:30 and 4:00 pm
Free concert in Nubian Square, Roxbury
Live audience in accordance with Covid guidelines - reservations required

These concerts supported in part by grants from the Projects program of the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency; and the Boston Cultural Council
     

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