This year’s theme, “Jazz: A Peace Supreme,” is a bit diffuse—and so is the roster of performers, headlined by drummer Billy Hart and vocalist Al Jarreau.
Berklee BeanTown Jazz Festival
From noon to six on Saturday, September 26, Boston’s premier outdoor jazz event, the Berklee BeanTown Jazz Festival, returns to Boston’s South End for a fifteenth year.
Get your maps and open up your calendar app—it’s time to plan your summer of jazz in New England.
Boston’s premier outdoor jazz event, the Berklee BeanTown Jazz Festival, returns to Boston’s South End for a fourteenth year this Saturday, with drummer Terri Lyne Carrington back at the helm again as the artistic director.
The Hyde Park Jazz Festival is back, and from Northampton to Falmouth jazz festivals abound throughout the waning days of summer and the arrival of autumn.
The big “destination” jazz festivals are major events, but aficionados making vacation plans will be missing out if they don’t at least take a look at the musical offerings of the smaller festivals.
As the festival season draws to a close, a look back at the 2013 BeanTown Jazz Festival.
Boston’s biggest outdoor jazz event has more of a local focus his year—hardly a problem, given the wealth of talent connected to Berklee, NEC and other institutions.
The 2013 jazz festival season in New England wraps up with events in Lowell, Newton, Boston, Falmouth, Pittsfield and Holyoke.
[Updated June 21] Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start to summer. Beaches reopen, and the jazz festival season follows close on their heels. Indeed, the first major festival kicks off this Friday, before June has even begun.