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Jazz group will pay audience to show up

Posted by Steve Greenlee  April 5, 2011 12:39 PM

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How can a band ensure that people will show up to its next gig? Pay the audience.

That seems to be the philosophy of the Jazz Composers Alliance Orchestra. The group, a Boston institution that started performing in 1985, has decided to pay $1 each to the first 50 people who show up for its April 29 concert at the Cambridge YMCA Theater. Everyone else will have to pay $12 ($8 for students and seniors).

"We've got some of the top musicians in Boston in the group, and we're writing music that deserves to be heard," JCAO leader Darrell Katz said in a statement. "We decided to give a dollar to each of the first 50 people who come to our concert. Plus we're going to have a lottery where all who come are eligible to win $50 at the end of the night. I just want people to experience the joy of this music."

The show starts at 8 p.m. Get in line early. You'd hate to be the 51st person asking for a ticket.

Here's a taste of the band:

 

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