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Everything You Need to Know About the Cambridge Jazz Festival

Calling all jazz enthusiasts! You can't miss this free summer festival

On July 31st, gather your friends and join us at the Cambridge Jazz Festival where you can listen to some of the most talented local and international jazz performers. Those with a passion for soulful music shouldn’t miss out on this inspirational event.

Who

The Cambridge Jazz Festival is more than your typical performing arts festival, rather, this day is about inspiring young local musicians. Discovered by former City Councilor Larry Ward and Chair of the Ensemble Dept. at the Berklee School of Music, Ron Savage, this festival has been influencing the Culture of Jazz in Cambridge for several years.

Among the international and local jazz legends, saxophonist Walter Beasley will be headlining this year’s event. As Cambridge residents, we are beyond proud to be showcasing this Boston-based musician’s powerful performance. Noted as the highest selling full-time Professor and Recording Artist in history, Weasley is sure to make anyone transition into the jazz scene.

If you’re seriously craving some more jazz music, you are in luck! Among other jazz performers, the Ron Savage Trio will be entertaining the crowd.
Fun Fact: Group leader, Ron Savage, is also a co-founder of the Cambridge Jazz Festival!

What

Guests of all ages are invited to attend the 3rd Annual Cambridge Jazz Festival, so gather your little ones and wear your dancing shoes. Aspiring musicians are encouraged to attend the event as the mission of this festival is to offer scholarship funds in the name of legendary artist Johnny Hodges.

Where

The fun-filled event will take place at Danehy Park in Cambridge MA. This 50-acre recreational facility is located at 99 Sherman St. and is a Cambridge favorite among outdoor enthusiasts. Visitors and residents enjoy spending their afternoons in the park walking their dogs and participating in softball games.

When

The Cambridge Jazz Festival will take place on July 31st from 12p-6p, rain or shine. While tickets are free, the festival gladly accepts donations to support the Johnny Hodges Scholarship Fund. 

Don’t miss out on this volunteer organization which combines the talented works of jazz musicians and supports the musical aspirations of hard-working students in the area.


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