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Berklee Beantown Jazz Festival 
September 24, 2016

On Saturday September 24, 2016 Columbus Avenue and Carter Playground will be transformed into a jazz lover's dream with the Beantown Jazz Festival. Tens of thousands of music lovers will be here to experience a truly premiere musical event, featuring live Jazz. Lain, Soul, and Blues from artists simultaneously playing on multiple stages scattered around the venue.

Food and crafts vendors will also present as usual. The food vendors take on an international flavor, with past festivals featuring Jamaican cuisine such as shrimp and beef jerky, southern favorites like grilled corn and ribs, sizzling Korean goodies, and decadent mainstay treats such as fried dough.

This year, the festival will celebrate the theme Jazz: Peace Supreme, with performances by some of the genre's most acclaimed up-and-coming alumni artists, including [performers to be announced]. The audience can expect nothing but world-class quality music from this event in a city known for its cultural roots.

Beantown Jazz Festival
Beantown Jazz Festival

Jazz originated from African-American communities in the Southern United States in the early 1900s. Jazz is mostly known for pioneering improvisation, syncopation, polyrythms and sometimes even dissonance, which is the seeming "off-sounding" notes often used in jazz solos. Now, jazz has branched off into many different sub-genres, including the classic big band or swing jazz, to modern fusion or hybrid genres such as funk-jazz, acid jazz, or even smooth jazz. The festival promises a touch of different modern sub-genres, as well as classic, old-school early jazz music.

Berklee College of Music is a world-famous institution, and widely regarded as one of the best contemporary schools of music. Music students from all over the world look to Berklee College as one of the most prestigious opportunities for higher musical learning. Hundreds of its students, faculty members and alumni have received prestigious awards like the Grammy, Oscar, Emmy, and even the Golden Globe awards. Some famous alumni include Victor Bailey, Paula Cole, Rachelle Ferrell, Stu Hamm, Quincy Jones, Diana Krall, Abe Laboriel, John Mayer, Pat Methany, John Myung of Dream Theater, Esperanza Spalding, Susan Tedeschi, and Steve Vai, to name a few.

Related, Boston also hosts several jazz venues and clubs, including the Berklee Performance Center, Sculler's Jazz Club, Regattabar, Wally's Cafe, Berklee's Cafe 939, and David Friend Recital Hall, as well as others.

 

The Berklee Beantown Jazz Festival is presented by 
Natixis Global Asset Management:

Berklee Beantown Jazz Festival Sponsor

 

Natixis Global Asset Management Stage Performance Schedule 
600 Columbus Avenue

01:00 pm — To Be Announced  
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Berklee Stage Performance Schedule 
435 Massachusetts Avenue

12:00 pm — To Be Announced 
01:15 pm — TBA
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BeanTown Stage Performance Schedule 
795 Columbus Avenue

12:00 pm — To Be Announced 
01:15 pm — TBA 
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Contact Information & Address:

Berklee Beantown Jazz Festival (Street Festival Location) 
Columbus Ave between Mass Ave and Burke Street, Boston, MA 02118 
beantownjazz.org

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