The Troy Street Observer

Jan 15, 1977: Benefit for the Creative Music Studio

This is another one of those concerts I haven’t been able to learn anything about, but nonetheless it seems significant and I wanted to mark the date and post a facsimile of the event’s flyer. Some of the usual suspects were involved—the Jazz/Arts Ministry and the Jazz Coalition, and the site was the benefit-friendly Church of the Covenant.

The actual Creative Music Studio was located in Woodstock, New York. It was a program run by the non-profit Creative Music Foundation, founded by Karl Berger in 1971. This Boston benefit concert featured several musicians long associated with the CMS, including Michael Gregory Jackson and Ed Blackwell, and other notables chipped in to help, including Boston-based players like Jimmy Giuffre and Baird Hersey.

If anyone can fill me in on this show, or on Boston artists who were involved with the Creative Music Studio, I’d appreciate it. In the meantime, here’s the flyer.

Flyer for CMS benefit, 1977
Jazz Coalition benefit concert for Karl Berger’s Creative Music Studio, 1977
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