THIS PROGRAM IS HAVING TO BE RESCHEDULED TO A FUTURE TERM.
Herb Pomeroy was a major presence on the Boston music scene for more than 50 years, from the glory days of the Stable in the 1950s to Scullers Jazz Club in the 2000s. He worked in jazz clubs, concert halls, and theater pit bands; at the Newport Jazz Festival; on television; and in Berklee College classrooms. But Pomeroy may be best remembered for his exciting, hard-swinging big bands. This slide talk explores the life and times of Herb Pomeroy, his orchestra, and the Boston nightlife scene through rare photos and ephemera. Richard Vacca, author of The Boston Jazz Chronicles: Faces, Places, and Nightlife 1937–1962, and co-author with Fred Taylor of What, and Give Up Showbiz?, has been writing about Boston’s nightlife scene and its jazz history for fifteen years. He writes regularly on these topics on his website, richardvacca.com.