George W. Russell Jr.

Thursday, August 24, 2023
7:30 pm–9:30 pm
Norma Jean Calderwood Courtyard (EX05)
Ticket Required

Doors open at 6 pm, music starts at 7:30 pm.

Add to Calendar 2023-08-24 19:30:00 2023-08-24 21:30:00 George W. Russell Jr. 08/24/2023 7:30pm Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 465 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA Museum of Fine Arts, Boston America/New_York public

Performer, composer, and educator George W. Russell Jr. has been playing piano since he was seven years old. Whether he’s solo, accompanied by his groove-oriented jazz trio, or part of a boisterous larger ensemble, Russell arouses intellects and touches souls with his unique fusion of gospel and soul.

Joined by vocalist Lydia Lovely, drummer Sean Skeete, saxophonist Walter Smith III, and bassist Wes Wirth, Russell comes to the MFA to close out the 2023 Concerts in the Courtyard with a performance full of passion, fire, and spirit.

This concert celebrates “Art and Jazz,” an installation exploring the intersections of American art and jazz that’s part of “Stories Artists Tell: Art of the Americas, the 20th Century.”

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Wheelchair accessible

Ticket Information

To order tickets by phone, call 1-800-440-6975 ($6 processing fee applies); to order in person, visit any MFA ticket desk.

Ticketing Policies

Event Policies

Courtyard seating is limited; low lawn chairs (3 feet or under when unfolded) and/or blankets are recommended. Outside food and beverages and tall chairs are not permitted. All bags are subject to inspection by Museum staff.

For more information about what you can bring and inclement weather, please see Concerts in the Courtyard Policies.

Dining Options

À la Carte

Fresh seasonal meals, cheese and fruit boxes, and grab-and-go items (chips, candy, fruit, cookies)—plus beer, wine, and soft drinks—are available for purchase beginning when doors open.

À la Carte Menu

Meals To Go

Order at New American Café for pickup at the concert.

Meals To Go Menu




The Elaine and Jerome Rosenfeld Concerts in the Courtyard is supported by Elaine and Jerome Rosenfeld.