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There are 7 comments on Eric Jackson, Dean of Boston Jazz Radio, Dies at 72

  1. I feel a bit lost, sad does not touch how I feel, , in my youth, I remember my mom, sister, we would call Eric to make requests, he always obliged, ,let me watch him spin vinyl and prepare his program, just fascinating, he was kind enough to give me a ride home, met my family and for years we would cross paths again at Newport jazz fest and many other Boston festivals too. The last time I saw Eric, scullers, a few yrs ago. And in celebration of him…so we’ll deserved…a truly good soul on this planet, life is not the same, as everyone has left or leaving. Until we meet again,…and Eric, because of you, I heard joy.

  2. I’m so sad to read this- Eric in the Evening was a staple and a comforting, constant presence. Condolences to his friends and family, he touched so many of us with his show.

  3. Eric was such a good friend to all of us in the jazz community, here in Boston and everywhere else. I knew him all the way back in the 1970s when we were both in radio, and later benefitted, as so many did, from his on air hospitality whenever we had a special gig to promote. In a very real sense he is irreplaceable, and his passing saddens me deeply.

  4. I am just hearing about the death of Eric! He crossed my mind and I just typed his name in my search engine and voila. I was listening to Eric since my college years in the late 60’s/ early 70’s. I’ve long been out of the Boston area but on occasion I would tune in via streaming or check him out on Facebook. Rest in peace, “ from Allah do we come and to Him is our return”.

  5. Eric, you are loved and revered. I was so pleased when in 2012, NPR reduced jazz programming, your enthusiastic fans protested .
    What a horrible decision…. And what an inspirational public protest styled after a New Orleans style funeral. Wish I could have been there in Brighton.
    Thank you for all your music and jazz education.
    Bedford, NH

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