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Ernest Santosuosso's Biography

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Ernest Santosuosso '43


A renowned Boston Globe jazz critic, Ernest Santosuosso developed his journalistic skills at The Heights (1939-1943) where he held the position of Editor in Chief, covered all football games, and was a correspondent to the Boston Post. After serving in WWII and holding several other newspaper positions he launched his career at the Boston Globe. In 1965 he helped to found the Globe Jazz Festival and remained on the council for 27 years. During his time at the Globe he was privileged to cover such legends as Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie, Bernie Goodman, Harry Connick Jr., Tom Jones, Oscar Peterson, Frank Sinatra, Miles Davis, and Sarah Vaughn in addition to various comedians. His career with the Boston Globe gave him the opportunity to meet with a multitude of talented artists and also a tremendous knowledge of jazz. Currently Ernie continues to keep himself active in music, participates in his parish church, and serves as a Class of 1943 officer. He served on the Alumni Association's Second Helping Gala committee for several years and won the Alumni Achievement Award for Arts and Humanities in 1984.

Mr.Santosuosso will emcee the BC bOp! Festival Concert featuring a performance by BC bOp! alumni. It takes place on Saturday, May 1 at 8:00 P.M. in the O'Neill Plaza Main Tent.