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In protest, jazz-style funeral for Eric Jackson’s show

A group of musicians performed in protest Thursday night at the WGBH radio station in Brighton.
A group of musicians performed in protest Thursday night at the WGBH radio station in Brighton.Matthew J. Lee/Globe Staff

Eric Jackson hosted his last weeknight show on
WGBH-FM (89.7) Thursday night, and thanks to local saxophonist Ken Field, he went out with a funeral. Field, who hosts a show on WMBR-FM (88.1), led a New Orleans-style funeral outside the WGBH building in Brighton to protest the station’s recent cuts in jazz coverage. Jackson, a jazz radio host in Boston for 30 years, will now be on the air on weekends only. WGBH cut Steve Schwartz’s Friday program from the schedule altogether.