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Boston used to have jazz clubs galore, like Storyville, pictured here. Today, jazz venues aren't as prominent and plentiful. But they're out there, and they're brimming with talent. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)MoreCloseclosemore
Boston used to have jazz clubs galore, like Storyville, pictured here. Today, jazz venues aren't as prominent and plentiful. But they're out there, and they're brimming with talent. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

A month from now, Boston will be enveloped in jazz. The city's annual Jazz Week will feature about 200 events — from cozy house concerts to main stage shows at the Berklee Performance Center.

The idea is to showcase what Boston has to offer now in the genre that's changed in sound, style and visibility over the decades.

Mark Harvey teaches jazz at MIT and works with Jazz Boston, which organizes Jazz Week and promotes jazz performances throughout the year. He's also a trumpet player, pianist and founder of The Aardvark Jazz Orchestra. He joined WBUR's All Things Considered to discuss how the Boston jazz scene has evolved.

This segment aired on March 28, 2017.

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